Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Harry Potter Blog-athon: Favorite Evil Characters

Yesterday we focused on our favorite good guys, now let's take a look at the ones who are so good at being bad that we love them. Call them whatever you want - ill-advised Ministry of Magic employees, Deatheaters, He-Who-Must-Not-Be-Named, they're the bad guys in the Harry Potter series.

Favorite Evil-Doers in the HP Universe

My favorite evil character has to be Dolores Umbridge. I know this is a weird pick, but Umbridge is the one character that I hated with every fiber of my being from the moment I met her to this day. I'm not even reading the series anymore and I can't stand this woman! The thing that really gets me worked up about Umbridge is the thing that gets me angry about real people. Umbridge was just a regular person who took a huge ego trip and let it go to her head. Ugh. She is a truly awful person.

Another favorite of mine is Lucius Malfoy. The thing that gets me about Lucius is that he is openly evil for a good portion of the series, starting with Chamber of Secrets. It's too bad someone didn't think to lock him up and throw away the key back then!

And finally, we can't have a post about evil characters without talking about He-Who-Must-Not-Be-Named, can we? I have to give Voldy props. He fought his way back to the top of the evil food chain by using his evil charms and luring some gullible followers into helping him. He's certainly no fool!

Honorable mention goes to Bellatrix LeStrange and Severus Snape.

Who are your favorite evil characters?


  1. Umbridge isn't a weird pick at all! She's pretty universally evil and has zero redeeming qualities. I hate Rita Skeeter for the same reason. She gives such a bad name to my profession! I can rant and rant about that one.

    Also, I can't BELIEVE that Snape made your honorable mention baddie list. Because while you were off writing your love letter to Sirius, I was writing mine to Snape. So there. *sticks tongue out*

  2. @heather - he only made honorable mention because I sort of love him, too. I think he's evil because he tricked me for almost the entire series!!

  3. Umbridge is the evilest, most awful character of all. I threw that book against the wall so many times because I was fuming too much to continue. I definitely think it's because I know people like that, and it frustrates me to no end!

  4. I'm with you guys...Umbridge made me so made I was yelling out loud at that book! But credit goes to J.K. Rowling - she's good at making someone bad!

  5. WAIT A MINUTE! You've been doing Harry Potter posts all week? You should have said something I would have loved to include you in all the potter fun we've had in lieu of release day!

    I love Snape and Bellatrix... oh yes, they're evil :)