Welcome to a new Top Ten Tuesday!
Today’s all about villains! Now, I did a post on my favorite villains a while back, so today I thought I’d highlight some of those villains that I love so much that I’m also kind of rooting for them to win. To me, the best villains are those that are delightfully morally gray, the ones that you can even understand and get where they are coming from. The ones you just want to hug and see luck be on their side. The ones who deserve to be loved, achieve success and get that win!
So without further ado, I present to you my top ten villains to root for from books, movies and TV:
Let’s start this off with a bang, because to me, there is NO BETTER VILLAIN out there than Magneto, okay? His background explains his motives so well and with that charisma, I think it’s only natural he got such a huge following. He does bad things, definitely, but I GET IT. Also, that frenemies thing he’s got going on with Professor X just warms my heart.
Easily my favorite character in the Thor universe, but I’ve always had a thing for tricksters… Though Loki’s pretty power hungry and has done some evil things, I also just want him to be happy and be loved, okay? *cries*
Dexter Morgan (Dexter)
Now, I’m not saying I’d ever feel even the slightest bit comfortable around Dexter Morgan. But if there’s any serial killer I’d want in my life, it’d be him.
I haven’t caught up with the last 3 seasons, so don’t spoil me please, but Crowley is the King of Hell I’d like to hang out with. Scary yes, but also funny and I love his banter with the Winchester bros.
Light Yagami (Death Note)
I love the entire premise of Death Note, in which Light Yagami finds a notebook that kills people and decides to use it to rid the world of evil. Though it has its flaws, it’s also kind of a noble idea, right? He just want to quietly do his thing and become the god of a new world, what’s wrong with that? Truthfully, I’m more of an L girl (Light’s nemesis), but I also always understood Light’s intentions. This story is sooo debatable and I love the moral questions it poses.
Harley Quinn (Batman Universe)
Give the girl a break, she’s stuck in a toxic and abusive relationship that she urgently needs to get out of! Give her some love and affection (in the form of Poison Ivy would be nice) and let her do her thing!
Victor Vale (Vicious by V.E. Schwab)
To be fair, if you give me a guy who can kill a guy in cold blood one minute and have hot cocoa with the girl he saved and is protecting the next, I’m probably gonna fall in love with him. (And yes, that says a lot about me). Vicious is full of amazing morally gray characters, and though I wouldn’t call Victor a hero by far, he’s not an outright villain either and that’s what makes him so intriguing.
Slytherin house (Harry Potter)
Slytherin is not a villainous house! Stop giving Slytherin house a bad rep! Slytherin is the most hated house in Hogwarts, but they just need a little love. The other houses have had bad apples as well (Peter Pettigrew, anyone?) so they can step off their high horse and stop badmouthing Slytherin. (Also, this is me still annoyed that Draco never really got his redemption arc that I so desperately wanted him to have).
Oswald Cobblepot (Gotham)
To be fair, I’ve only watched season one, but he’s the underdog and though he’s evil as evil can be, I’m always kind of rooting for the underdog to succeed…
Will E Coyote
Can’t the guy get a break and just catch that darn coyote for once? He works so incredibly hard for it, it’s just sad to see him lose again and again and again…