Ultimately that Beast article ate up the entirety of yesterday evening (I even had to miss Stargate: Atlantis, and you can imagine how upset that makes me), so I'm taking the day off from analysing hope or searching for despondent invertebrates or whatever.
Instead I have a task for you, my glorious readers. Big G and I are slapping together a new series of articles for Our Front Room, based on an idea we batted around for a while during the halcyon days of the Creative Writing Society and the Church of Squid.
The specifics, at least for now, are top-secret. What I'd like you guys to do is list some of your favourite fictional villains. It doesn't really matter where they come from, the more eclectic the resulting collection the better, probably. Just bear in mind that if they're too obscure for anyone else to have heard of them, we're probably going to have a hard time writing their dialogue.
Right, over to you.