My Top 10 Villains (TV/film)

My favourite characters are often the villains because I love their lack of morals, honestly and often lack of sanity. I don’t know but you tell me if you prefer Stefan or Damon Salvatore (if you answered Stefan, you’re wrong. Leave.). So I created a list of my top ten and honestly, the closer you get to number one, the less they’re actually in an order and they’re just kind of crammed up there in no particular order, but 10 up to about 6 is in order. So here we go! BEWARE OF SPOILERS.

10. Klaus (The Originals/The Vampire Diaries). Okay, I haven’t watched The Originals yet but in The Vampire Diaries, he’s quite evil. He messes around with Stefan’s humanity, kills Aunt Jenna (!!) and manipulates Tyler and eventually comes between him and Caroline. His problem is he’s very narcissistic and self-obsessed. He will defend his family but if they’re his problem, or if they don’t want to help him be evil, he will happily dagger them. Sort it out dude.

9. Vee (Orange Is The New Black). She was a good bad guy, she got stuff done but oh my god I hate her. She manipulated Suzanne/Crazy Eyes so much so that when Vee died, Suzanne won’t accept it and won’t accept she did anything wrong. It turns her into an even more unpredictable/violent person as well as very emotional. Not only that, but Vee hurt Red and everyone loves her so I’m not sure anyone’s a Vee fan anyway. But she had to be on this list because she is a horrible person.

8. Bellatrix Lestrange (Harry Potter series). I love her and I don’t care. She murdered Neville’s parents and she has no regrets. She’s fully insane, hair is on point all the time and she isn’t scared of anyone but Voldemort. She taunts Neville, she’s always ready for murder and eventually her downfall is her insanity and arrogance as she picks a battle with someone she had made too angry for her ever to beat.

7. The Evil Queen (Once Upon A Time). When characters have a dual personality (Stefan/evil Stefan, Evil Queen/Regina, Angel/Angelus), I always prefer the evil personality and this is no exception. The Evil Queen is sassy, confident, honest, flirty, powerful and an all-round badass. She’s also bitter and vengeful which is a bit sad but I still love her…

6. Harley Quinn (Suicide Squad – I haven’t read the comics so none of this is based on that, don’t yell at me). I’m a little bit in love with her because she’s great. She’s absolutely insane and I think she knows it, her hair is on point and that girl is damn good with a baseball bat. Unfortunately she is well and truly controlled by the Joker and that’s pretty tragic although I doubt she’d be a role model for girls anyway, what with the murder and using her body as a weapon…

5. Kilgrave (Jessica Jones). This guy is cruel. Like, really damn cruel. He can control people’s minds and make them do what he wants and he really does use that to his advantage to do things like murder, suicide (as a threat) and also sex. He’s a messed up guy and he really does ruin Jessica Jones’ life but his arrogance is eventually the reason he’s beaten.

4. Drusilla (Buffy The Vampire Slayer). She’s always been my favourite character. She killed my least favourite slayer (Kendra’s too cocky, please leave) and dated my favourite vampire and dumped my favourite vampire. The woman’s insane but you feel kind of sorry for her because she was a good little Catholic girl driven insane by Angelus and her fashion sense is on fleek!

3. President Snow (The Hunger Games series). He’s one of the few people on this list who actually does what he says he’s going to do. He doesn’t wait around to taunt the other characters, he doesn’t mess around being insane, he’s just evil and cruel. He’s also a human and hides behind the peacekeepers/other members of the Capitol. He controls the media, he uses threats to get what he wants and he never takes part in the violence himself. However, he does taunt Katniss since he thinks he can put her off fighting against him but when it becomes clear that won’t work, he does stop messing about and start to kill people… He’s evil and he loves it.

2. A (Pretty Little Liars). For the first few seasons, A is genuinely scary. They’re manipulative, dangerous and use a lot of threats which they follow through on. They’re anonymous yet they know everything and seem to be everywhere and they’re cruel (remember how they forced Hanna to eat all those cupcakes when she was on a diet because she used to be fat? – cruel!).

1. Katherine Pierce (The Vampire Diaries). She’s easily my favourite character from this series and I cried when she left. Nina Dobrev is a fantastic actress and the difference between Elena and Katherine is immense yet she can still play both with ease. Katherine is evil evil. She wants people to suffer yet her reasons aren’t always clear (or logical). She manipulates people, she controls them with sex and she has some of the best lines on the show (the others being from Damon of course).

Do you agree/disagree with this list? Let me know!

Top 10 Disney Animals

We all have our favourite films and for a lot of people, Disney features somewhere up there (especially if you have small children!). I love Disney films and I always have, but with this blog being primarily books and animals, I thought it was only right to talk about my favourite Disney animals because often they’re overlooked and it’s the main characters or the villains who get all the attention. So, here we go!

10. Tantor the elephant (Tarzan) is great because I think everyone can relate to a fear of something, but he seems to have a fear of everything! Despite being the biggest land mammal in the world, he is afraid of everything in the jungle he lives in. However, with a little help from his friends, his confidence does grow over time.

9. Peg the pekingese (Lady and the Tramp) is just so fabulous and she knows it. Her hair is glamorous and even the way she speaks is sophisticated and puts her above many of the other animals in the story. Not to mention the beautiful song which is “He’s a Tramp”!

8. Dory the blue tang (Finding Nemo) just had to be on this list since she’s adored by everyone and is making a huge comeback with the release of Finding Dory earlier this year. She’s funny, she’s brave and she’s very friendly and her popularity is only increased by the fact she’s voiced by Ellen Degeneres herself! I feel like if you don’t like Dory, you may not have a heart? Just a theory…

7. Pegasus the winged-horse (Hercules) is great because he’s very proud and moral so he doesn’t like to get dirty, but he is brave and is willing to help to save the day. He’s a funny character and he doesn’t talk (he just makes standard horse noises) but still manages to be very memorable and had a lot of kids owning Pegasus toys!

6. Pascal the chameleon (Tangled) is an interesting character because he too doesn’t speak, but uses a lot of body language to get his points across…He’s completely happy to show his displeasure by mimicking punching someone and is generally quite a feisty little chap!

5. Sebastian the crab (The Little Mermaid) is here because it isn’t really a top ten Disney animals list without him, is it? We all love Sebastian, with his sense of humor, great songs and protective but moral nature. Do I need to even say anything about him? Nah, we all love him.

4. Baloo the bear (The Jungle Book) is just a really fun character; he makes kids laugh with his not-so-bright nature and he makes them smile with his increase in courage when it’s needed to save Mowgli. He’s a true hero because he did things he was scared to do just to save his friend.

3. The Cheshire Cat (Alice in Wonderland) is great. I love him because he’s just so infuriating with his unhelpful advice and he’s hilarious with the jokes he makes and how sarcastic he actually is. Everyone laughs at him, although some very small children can be scared of him since he is arguably quite creepy…

2. Dug the dog (Up) isn’t a particularly big character but he’s still very popular because of his hilarious disposition. He’s very similar to a lot of dogs who react to squirrels in the same way with a sudden change in behaviour/stance and although real dogs can’t talk, since Up, a lot of people will narrate their dogs’ behaviour in the voice of Dug saying things like “SQUIRREL!” when they see something which proves the impact Dug actually had, considering he’s an animated dog.

10. Finally, last but not least, we have Nala the lion (The Lion King) who is just fantastic. She is bold, sassy, honest and feisty and she definitely will not stand for Simba messing around and leaving the pride to Scar. She tells him what he’s doing wrong and she’s a lot of the reason he ends up saving Pride Rock. You have to love Nala, she’s just great okay?

Honorable mentions:

  • Marie the kitten from The Aristocats
  • Abu the monkey from Aladdin
  • Flounder from The Little Mermaid
  • Nana the dog from Peter Pan