News 20 Charming Villains Who We Actually Liked Better Than The Hero
20 Charming Villains Who We Actually Liked Better Than The Hero
TV series and movies often feature characters that are devious and manipulative, yet they remain beloved by viewers. Despite their nefarious actions, these characters possess a certain charm and charisma that draws us in. In this post, we've compiled a list of some of the most popular and iconic sneaky and evil characters in entertainment!
1. Catherine Tramell
Catherine Tramell is the main evil character of the Basic Instinct films. This role was portrayed by Sharon Stone. The character needs to prove to herself that she can survive dangers and take risks that other people cannot. She encounters a lot, especially with the police, competent authorities. The greater the risk, the greater the proof of her omnipotence for her.
2. Tyler Durden
Tyler Durden is the main villain of the Fight Club movie written by Chuck Palahniuk and portrayed by Brad Pitt in the film. Tyler Durden is the opposite of the narrator in the film. The narrator is a consumer of modern society in the form of a wage slave, while Tyler is smart, talented, charismatic and intuitive, as well as a minimalist.
3. Hannibal Lecter
Hannibal Lecter is the main enemy of the Hannibal book series written by Thomas Harris and their film and television series adaptations, and appears in The Silence of the Lambs and The Red Dragon. Hannibal is an extremely intelligent but mentally unstable cannibal serial killer who is notorious for eating his victims. Hannibal, played by Anthony Hopkins, is the most well-known version of the character.
Loki Laufeyson is an important character in the
Marvel cinematic universe. He is the adopted son of Odin and Frigga and the adopted brother of Thor and Hela, the god of deceit and mischief. Loki grew up in a close relationship with Thor, although he was jealous because he felt he was living in his shadow. After learning the truth about his origins, he makes a plan to get rid of Thor and rule Asgard, but is thwarted by Thor. 5. Louis Bloom
Louis Bloom is the main villain of the 2014 film Nightcrawler. He is a sleazy thief who gets a job as a 'night traveler', a journalist who illegally investigates crimes, and a character who soon becomes obsessed with playing the lead role in his own story. The character is portrayed by Jake Gyllenhaal.
6. Draco Malfoy
Draco Malfoy is a fictional character appearing in the Harry Potter series written by J.K. Rowling. Draco, like all Malfoys, is a Slytherin. He is described as someone with a pale face, light blond hair and cold gray gaze. He constantly competes with Harry, and his jealousy constantly causes things to happen to him.
7. Margaery Tyrell
Queen Margaery Tyrell is the only daughter of Lord Mace Tyrell and Lady Alerie Tyrell. Margaery became queen after Joffrey's death by marrying King Joffrey Baratheon and later his younger brother King Tommen Baratheon. The accusation of perjury and adherence to the Sparrow movement led to his downfall, and she was eventually killed along with her brother and father.
8. Barney Stinson
Barney Stinson is one of the two actors who debuted on the TV series How I Met Your Mother, along with Robin Scherbatsky. He has since gone on to become one of the most popular and manipulative characters in the series. The character is portrayed by Neil Patrick Harris.
9. Patrick Bateman
Patrick Bateman is the main protagonist of Bret Easton Ellis's controversial 1991 novel American Psycho and the most famous novel as the main protagonist of its film and stage adaptations. He is a businessman who lived in Manhattan, New York in the 1980s and worked on Wall Street. He is obsessed with his health, cleanliness, appearance, money and music collection, but he also has a darker side, as he is a serial killer, cannibal and necrophile. The character is portrayed by Christian Bale in the film.
10. Sharpay Evans
Sharpay Evans is the main enemy of High School Musical and High School Musical 2. She is the co-president of the drama department at East High along with her twin Ryan Evans. Sharpay seems to have the most power in the drama department and counts Ryan Evans as her right-hand man.
11. Regina Mills/The Evil Queen
She is a character who appears on ABC's Once Upon a Time series. She is the stepmother of Emma Swan's biological son Henry Mills. Regina's heart had been darkened by power and corruption as one of the few people who retained her memories after releasing the dark curse. Regina is a very powerful sorceress with extraordinary black magic, but she has used the powerful magic of light many times, being a pure heart and a noble being.
12. Karen Filippelli
Karen Filippelli is the regional manager of Dunder Mifflin Utica and Jim Halpert's ex-girlfriend in the series The Office. Like Jan Levinson, Karen is portrayed as an ambitious career woman.
13. Cersei Lannister
Queen Cersei Lannister is an important character in the Game of Thrones series. She was widowed when she was the wife of King Robert Baratheon, and later became the queen of the Seven Kingdoms.
The Joker is the main enemy character in the second part of Christopher Nolan's Dark Knight Trilogy. He is a psychotic anarchist genius who describes himself as an agent of chaos, provokes his archenemy Batman by plunging Gotham City into turmoil and rises to power in the underworld criminal world. In the film, the Joker is portrayed by Heath Ledger.
15. Amy Elliott Dunne
Amy Elliot-Dunne is the main villain in the 2014 David Fincher film Gone Girl. She is an intelligent, calculating psychopath who hatches an elaborate plan to fake her own death and accuses her husband Nick of murdering her as punishment for Nick's infidelity. The character is portrayed by Rosamund Pike.
Villanelle is a fictional character in the BBC America television series adaptation of Killing Eve. She is a psychopathic assassin who works for a criminal organization called The Twelve and is the archenemy of the British intelligence agent Eve Polastri. Their mutually obsessive relationship is the main focus of the series.
17. James Moriarty
Professor James Moriarty is a fictional character and criminal genius created by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle to be a formidable enemy to the author's fictional detective Sherlock Holmes.
18. Miranda Priestly
Miranda Priestly is a character portrayed by Meryl Streep in Lauren Weisberger's 2003 novel The Devil Wears Prada and in the 2006 film adaptation of the novel. Miranda is a New York-based editor-in-chief of the fictional fashion magazine Runway. She is known for her cold and diva attitude as well as her extraordinary power in the fashion world.
19. Darth Vader
Darth Vader is a fictional character in the Star Wars franchise. The character is the main enemy character of the original trilogy and is one of the main heroes of the prequel trilogy as Anakin Skywalker. Darth Vader is one of the most iconic villains in popular culture and is in the category of the greatest villains ever.
20. Regina George
Regina George is the main enemy of the movie and musical Mean Girls and the leader of The Plastics. She is portrayed by Rachel McAdams in the film and Taylor Louderman in the musical. Regina is intelligent, manipulative and has the ability to do everything in her power to get what she wants.
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