This week the YA Highway's Road Trip Wednesday topic is very fun.
Who are your favorite literary villains/antagonists, and why?
There are so many great options in the literary world, but I've always said one of my favorite female villains is the psychotic, cackling, wand wielding Bellatrix Lestrange from Harry Potter.
I believe the reason why I'm so fascinated by Bellatrix is because she's so evil and psychotic. For those of you who do not know much about Bellatrix, she is one of Lord Voldemort's most passionate followers called a Death Eater. She hates muggles (humans) and mudbloods (half-blood breeds of wizards and humans, and wizards who are muggle born), loves to torture people, and she is deeply in love with Voldemort. But being incapable of love, Lord Voldemort does not love her back.
Before being thrown in the wizard prison called Azkaban for proudly being a follower of Voldemort, Bellatrix was beautiful, but time spent in such a horrible place, her face became more "gaunt and skull-like." She is described as having long, thick, and shiny black hair. Her lips are thin, eyes heavily lidded, a strong jaw, and is tall. Throughout the books she does many vicious things including murdering people--especially people close to Harry Potter-- helps in destroying Hogwarts, and tortures people such as Hermione--which is featured in the second video below, from YouTube. It is a clip from Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1, just to forewarn.
Though I like Bellatrix, you don't mess with Hermione >:(
Other than Bellatrix there are some great villains and antagonists out there, some still in the Harry Potter world such as Draco and Lucius Malfoy, Voldemort (of course), and Severus Snape.
and Eric, the sneering, numerously peirced face Dauntless leader in "Divergent" by Veronica Roth.
Who are your favorite villains and antagonist?