Friday Fives | Villains or Criminals

Posted February 6, 2021 by TheNonbinaryLibrarian in friday fives / 0 Comments

I started #FridayFavorites back when I started up the blog again and wanted to make sure I kept at least one regular post a week. This was, of course, before I knew there were others out there. But I decided to keep it, especially since I have the whole year planned out. In December, I decided to change it to #FridayFives instead to have more room for topics. If anyone wants to join me, the list for future topics can be found here.

I cannot be the only one who sometimes likes the villain or criminal more than the protagonist. I mean I don’t root for them…okay maybe sometimes I do. But they are so much more interesting than main characters. Without further ado, the list of some of my favorite villains (criminals).

James Moriarty: Of course, I had to include Moriarty in the list. As a huge Sherlock Holmes fan, I definitely love the character of James Moriarty. What’s so funny about his inclusion on the list is the fact that most of my love comes from the adaptations, such as Andrew Scott (BBC Sherlock) and Natalie Dormer (CBS Elementary).

Dolores Umbridge: No, Voldemort is not the best villain from the Harry Potter series. That title belongs to one Dolores Umbridge. Voldemort is a typical white guy who was never loved as a child. Umbridge is the one character who actually loves torturing children and likes doing her work for Voldemort. Remember how most Deatheaters had a difficult time casting a patronus. Who was the one person who could cast a patronus? That’s right Umbridge!

Lady Macbeth: Lady Macbeth is one of those villains that I completely root for, and I’m not ashamed! She has way more brains and ambition than her husband, and she’s cursed by being born in her time period.

Cersei Lannister: I was super disappointed with how Cersei’s story ended in the show, and I hope that the books (whenever they come out) fix her story line. I absolutely love Cersei, she’s basically the Lady Macbeth of A Song of Ice and Fire! So much ambition and brains and being pushed aside for the males in the family.

Mr. Rochester: Yup, I went there! We’re all supposed to think that Bertha is the villain but no, she’s not. She’s a victim of domestic violence and Mr. Rochester is the villain. He’s a manipulative bastard and doesn’t deserve Jane!

Happy Reading Darlings!

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