Top Ten Sci-Fi/Fantasy Villains by Ben Kuhlman

Mr. Lime says you missed one.

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A while ago, I started thinking about the connection between a good sci-fi/fantasy story and a good villain.  A really scary, truly evil villain can make a story.  I thought it would be fun to think about these villains and their worlds and try to explain how it sometimes seems like the villain is more important than the hero.

Here are ten of the best examples of these villains I could think of, in order of effective nastiness.

daughter of smoke and bone

10 – Jael, Joram, and Thiago, Daughter of Smoke and Bone

I struggled a little with including this series.  But I think the good outweighs the bad here.  It’s also one of the most original stories on this list.  Joram is the evil emperor of the angels, bent on exterminating every single Chimaera in his world.  The twisted villainy of Jael almost outshines Joram in the second book and becomes the focus…

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