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Re: Most Evil Character in a Book?

I think Carrie White's mother was evil whereby she let religious fanaticism take full control over her, thus, moving her over to the dark side.

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Re: Most Evil Character in a Book?

Mister Nobody's #1 most evil character is Pennywise.  The "Deadlights" or Tak or The Crimson King - ultimately they are all the same character in the Stephen king universe.  The simple act of being able to destroy a child's innocence is the most horrific and vile thing anyone or anything can do to someone.  Even more so than murder, a child's innocence is what gives them their imagination and ability to find solace in the beauty of the world.  When we grow up it grows dim, but to take that away before a child grows up is too cruel. 

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Re: Most Evil Character in a Book?

pjpick wrote:

Cruella D'Ville? Just off the top of my head.


Also, I really did not like the mother-in-law in the Of Bees and Mist (at least I think that was the book's name--First Look).

You are so right about the mother in law in the Of Bees and Mist. She was horrible. I loved that book. Do you know if the author wrote or is writting anything else like this? It was a little treat of a book.

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This is a very interesting topic - thank you original poster!


I completely agree with George Harvey from the "Lovely Bones". 

My hubby says the Crimson King.  I, on the other hand, still have the Dark Tower Series on my TBR list, so I wouldn't know!  He also mentioned the devil in "Descent" and the angel in "Deeper" and "the clone" in Year Zero by Jeff Long.  


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B_Lux wrote:

I'm going to have to go with the devil, Satan, Beelzebub, Antichrist, author of all sins, Lucifer, etc. Or am I being too obvious?

As e. e. cummings said, "God is a little more than everything."

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Re: Most Evil Character in a Book?

I can't remember his name at the moment but there this tyrant in the books enterprise daedalus, and daedalus' children that if you fail him once he kills you on spot.  That's pretty evil to me.

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shadowcat80, I can't remember his name but he was in a couple of Scarpetta books. He was losing his hair and had a twin brother. He is yet to be caught. I have a feeling that he will show up again. I think he was albano. Not sure about that.



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Re: Most Evil Character in a Book?

As so many others have said - Pennywise.  He (it) seems to be evil and cruel for evil's sake. Flagg, crimson king have purpose and agenda which makes them more understandable in their evilness.  I honestly don't know which is worse.


On a side note - what a testement to Stephen King that he created so many indelible characters!


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Re: Most Evil Character in a Book?

Also being a King fan I would have to agree with Flagg, Pennywise and add in Malachai from Children of the Corn.

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