This is a really cool topic. I had to think quite a lot to come up with 3 villain MVP’s. It was harder than I thought and most of the characters I came up with first were more anti-heroes than straight out villains. Here are some that fit:
Captain Kennit (Liveship Traders by Robin Hobb)
Cheating a little here, as he is a pov character. The book contains a lot of different perspectives though, so he’s not the main character. Just one of them. Kennit is a real baddie, even though he’s trying to make it look like he’s doing the right thing. But he can’t fool us. He’s a manipulating bastard who is never thinking of anyone else apart from himself. I enjoyed reading about him a lot though.
He’s causing a lot of suffering but also pays for it later, like a villain should^^
Maybe my favourite villain ever? He’s sneaky, mean, self-absorbed, likes kidnapping babies and acting inappropriately towards 13-year old girls. But he IS the star of the movie.
And he was my first crush ever.
I don’t know how often I watched this movie. Too often^^
….and then I started thinking about Stephen King novels and came up with a bunch. Blaine the Mono was pretty creepy! Randall Flagg is a cool villain and I like the fact that he appears in several novels. But he didn’t overshadow the (anti-)heroes.. Annie Wilkes was the real deal, but too horrible for me. In the end I picked The Overlook Hotel / Jack Torrance, as it/he is a fascinating antagonist and the book is my favourite pure Horror story.