Who is your favorite villain?

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  1. Boles Curtasis

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    If there is one thing TWOT has its villains. From the cunningly ruthless Padan Fain, to The Spider herself Moghedien. Do you enjoy Lanfears seductive nature or is it Couladins eagerness to dance the spears that keeps you flippin through those pages??
     
  2. Midian Venamar

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    Padan Fain, by far, is my favorite villain. He's a lot like the Joker from Batman in a lot of ways ... he's crazy, and just wants to see the world burn. Of course, the Joker generally succeeds because of Batman's limitations ... Fain succeeds because he's freaking badass.
     
  3. Morrighan Daghdera

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    Midian hit the nail on the head. Fain is my favorite villain, too. He's just creepy enough without being too Gollum-esque.
     
  4. Salvadorbard

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    I know a lot of people hate her but I have to say I love Lanfear. This probably comes from TGH when she appears as Selene and that slow figuring out from the reader that she's actually one of the forsaken. Great character.
     
  5. Anika Forsyn

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    Seconded! I love Lanfear! And she's so bratty when she's
    Cyndane!
     
  6. Javamar Stavros

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    I'm going to have to go with Greandal. I've not been impressed by the most powerful, wicked characters. They have all had fatal flaws like any James Bond villain.
    Graendal, however is a crafty , wicked woman. The voluptuous facade belies a deep thining twisted woman whose hedonistic tendencies come a close second only to her need and greed for immortality and power.

    I love a villain whose rottenness and self centered nature oozes from the core. Graendal is pure selfishness. A must for any good baddie!
     
  7. Keelinnea Isyne

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    Padan Fain. Come on....how can you not pick him after what he did to a Mydderal?
     
  8. Jodea Kegan

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    Lanfear has always been my favorite villian, followed by Graendal.
     
  9. Chris al'Shad

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    Padan Fain all the way. He's like the perfect villian. He's got that creepy factor and he is cunning and sly.
     
  10. Raeviendha al'Toma

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    I agree with everything you just said! She is just wicked and nasty and does not care who knows it or who gets hurt as long as she gets what she wants.
     
  11. Agwenia Al'Sehrar

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    I generally prefer the forsaken women. I think that women are more cruel than men in many thinks, and that just scares me. Because you don't get it a lot nowadays, when watching telly or reading - always a bad man isn't ?
     
  12. Brandegoris Al'Mor

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    Mazram Taim for me :) Is he a real " villian"? idk! ive only read to the 6th book!! hahahah BUT i suspect an awful lot of wierdness!!!!! LOLOL
     
  13. Toral Delvar

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    Probably Slayer
     
  14. Rhandhal al'Deez

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    Ishamael. His lack of selfishness makes him to evil with no benefit to himself, which lessens(to me, anyway) the ability to get inside his head, at times.
     
  15. Adhara Jehanne

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    I don't have a favorite villain yet. The villains I hate the most are the Seanchan for what they do to female channelers. Reading the passage of the Great Hunt where Egwene was collared was almost painful.

    I also hate the false logic behind it. The Seanchan justify what they do by saying channelers are dangerous and should not be allowed to run loose. But it is not the One Power that made Manetheren fall, nor did it ruin Malkier, nor did it cause the Aiel War. Human cruelty, folly and selfishness were to blame each time. If everyone who is "dangerous" were to be collared, everyone would wear an a'dam.
     
  16. Rhandhal al'Deez

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    While I agree it is wrong, I enjoyed seeing how another culture handled the female channelers.
     
  17. Chris al'Shad

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    It was a terrible experience to read about, but as you get farther along, you will see why this experience was needed. You will also probably have a much easier time coming up with a favorite villian because it seems like there is a new one around evey corner! :)
     
  18. Rhandhal al'Deez

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    I would say Elaida, but she's so ***** incompetent.


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  19. Irinia Argyvni

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    The harmless master of Tel'aran'rhiod Moghedien.She stays in the shadows and plays her game!
     
  20. Fremendis Charin

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    Well, my favorite villain is the Dark One! We don't get a first view from him, but hes the boss, and scary! To me the forsaken are all just people, bad, crazy, and powerful people, but just mere people none the less.