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Lestat de Lioncourt
More often than not The Vampire Lestat plays the protagonist in Anne Rice's Vampire Chronicles, but there can be no doubt about how often he switches back and forth between the role of Protagonist and Antagonist.
I love me a smarmy bad guy and Lestat is smarmiest of them all. He's a constant source of agitation for Louis, determined to make the poor tortured soul's eternal life misery. I mean, the guy burnt down Louis' house in Tale of the Body Thief when circumstances found Lestat on the wrong side of mortality and seeking Louis out to make him immortal again.
He's selfish and snide and sexy as all sin.
AND a musician!
Need I say more?
He's the ultimate bad boy who's had centuries to torment both the living and the dead, plus he's a freaking vampire! And a ruthless one at that!
He's my antihero!
Other delectably dishonorable mentions:
The Crits - Blackbrooke by Emma Silver - Those things are creepy as all get out.
Sebastian - The Mortal Instruments Series by Cassandra Clare - Incest is best. That's all I'm gonna say on that note.
Dimitri Belikov - Blood Promise by Richelle Mead - What could be scarier than having the man you love turn Strigoi and hunt you down across Russia, especially when said man was a killing machine before he turned into a bad guy?
Doctor Danco - Dearly Devoted Dexter by Jeff Lindsay - Perhaps the most frightening Villain of all, but since we really don't get all that much from his character I haven't listed him first. This guy is a truly twisted killer who drugs his victims and over a period of a few days surgically removes their limbs, genitalia, lips, tongues and eyelids before leaving them with a carefully placed mirror so they can see his handy work. My stomach is twisting already, which is saying something because I'm a blood and guts girl all the way! Needless to say, this one stayed with me for a while.