11 of the Most Compelling Villains from Sci-Fi and Fantasy Books

These book characters are bad to the bone. 

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The Jackal

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Red Rising

By Pierce Brown

Charlie Manx

Nashira Sargas

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The Bone Season

By Samantha Shannon

Nolan Sorrento

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Ready Player One

By Ernest Cline

Cersei Lannister

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A Game of Thrones

By George R.R. Martin

Eli Cardale

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Vicious

By V.E. Schwab

The Darkling

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Shadow and Bone

By Leigh Bardugo

Hill House

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The Haunting of Hill House

Grand Admiral Thrawn

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Star Wars: Thrawn Ascendancy

By Timothy Zahn

Howard Doyle

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Mexican Gothic

By Silvia Moreno Garcia

Su Daji

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The Poppy War

By R.F. Kuang