I was tagged by Joey from Thoughts and Afterthoughts, as well as Trisha Ann from The Bookgasm Blog. Thanks so much for the tag! I love getting into the mindset of a villain. I’ve been told I’m pretty good at it.
Think of your own villain identity and power!
I would totally be a teleporting baddie! I could teleport myself into banks, museums, and other important places and you know, do that stealing thing most villains do!
As for my name I would probably go with Porter (how original right?), and my costume would be black and navy blue. I would have a mask and some kick as retractable baton just in case I need to battle some heroes.
Have I put too much thought into this?
The Leader – Pick a villain to lead the squad
The Darkling from The Grisha Trilogy would probably be the one I would choose. But he would be a wild card. Too thirsty for power and very unpredictable.
My second choice would be Kaz Brekker from Six of Crows. I know he’s technically not a villain. But he is a thief/assassin type guy. And also a leader in his own way. I would definitely want him to lead the pack.
The Killer Smile – Pick a villain who’s just extremely attractive
Can I retract my previous answer and say Kaz and the Darkling again? No? Fine….
I will go with Prince Magnus Damora from the first book in the Falling Kingdoms series. Why just the first book? Well… he’s vert morally ambiguous. He does both good and bad things. But in the first book he was definitely a baddie like his father!
The Loose Canon – Pick a villain that marches to the beat of their own drum
Queen Levana from the Lunar Chronicles. She is legit only in it for herself. All the power and domination has gone to her head. Although I haven’t read Winter or even Fairest… I still think she best fits this role.
The Unhinged One – Pick a villain that isn’t playing with a full deck.
Amara Cortas from Gathering Darkness, book 3 of the Falling Kingdom series. She is ruthless, heartless, cold, and definitely unhinged. Can’t wait to get to explore her more in book 4!
The Redeemer – Pick a villain that’s on a path of redemption/would play both sides
Ok, so I haven’t read The Rose Society by Marie Lu yet. But from the first book The Young Elites I know Adelina is constantly struggling with this mindset. She has a growing evil in her with her shadow powers and I can totally seeing her play both sides in the future!
The Evil One – Pick a Villain That’s Just Bad to the Bone
Gaius Damora, the Blood King from Falling Kingdoms Series. There is a very specific reason why he is known as the Blood King. Ruthless, brutal, conniving, and just plain evil.
The Once-Was-Good – Pick a villain that didn’t originally start out as a villain.
There’s a certain character from The Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard that would fit into this category. I can’t say who, because spoilers… but it did come as a surprise for me. Or maybe I just didn’t see it quick enough.
Well there you have it! The Villain Squad Tag. I had a lot of fun picking and dissecting these particular villains. Some of them are my favorites, and some I just loathe….
But anyway. I hope you enjoyed this fun tag!
Until next time,
I TAG YOU!
Sara @ Freadom Library
Cassidy @ The Little Book Cottage
Nicolette @ A Little Bookish A Little Writerly
Laashan & Trang @ Bookidote
Lois @ My Midnight Musing
Nick @ The Paper Dragon
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