I didn't really know in what genre to put this, since it encompassed all the genres on the board, so I decided to put it in general discussion.
There's a lot of truly sinister-sounding names for villains in the fantasy, science-fiction and horror genres of novels and movies, and I thought just for fun. we would list the ones that we thought the most sinister, and beside them, put what novel/movie they're from. And mythology can count too. Here's my list:
Sauron: "The LOTR Saga" by J.R.R. Tolkien
Morgoth: "The Silmarillion" by J.R.R. Tolkien
Gothmog: "The Silmarillion" by J.R.R. Tolkien
Cacaroth: "The Silmarillion" by J.R.R. Tolkien
Dracula: "Dracula" by Bram Stoker
Cthulu: "The Cthulu Mythos" by H.P. Lovecraft
Lord Soth: "The Dragonlance Saga" by Weis and Hickman
Jormungand: Norse Mythology
Nyrrdhaeg (sp?) Norse Mythology
Arioch: "The Elric Saga" by Michael Moorcock
Baron Sarosto: "The Elric Saga" by Michael Moorcock
December 14th, 2003, 11:31 AM
Isn't the major villain in the Thomas Covenant series named Lord Foul? That's pretty evil-sounding.
December 14th, 2003, 04:53 PM
I always thought Nyarlathotep, the Crawling Chaos, sounded more evil than Cthulhu.
December 14th, 2003, 11:32 PM
I've always thought some of Jordan's names for the forsaken were pretty sinister sounding. Asmodean and Graendal, for example, but especially Semirhage.
I do realize, of course, that some of those names aren't exactly Jordan's creation, but they sound sinister all the same.
December 14th, 2003, 11:35 PM
Styr the Magnar
- ASOIAF, Martin
December 15th, 2003, 11:39 AM
Solomon Kane- Robert E. Howard's "Solomon Kane" (I know he's not a bad guy, but that name just sounds sinister.)
Kane- Karl Edward Wagner's "Kane" (Again, he's not a villain, but to me, the name Kane has always sounded evil)
Emperor Palpatine- Star Wars
Exar Kun- Star Wars
Naga Sadow- Star Wars
Ludo Kressh- Star Wars
Freedon Nadd-Star Wars
Reverend Trask-Dark Shadows
Judah Zachary-Dark Shadows
Ptah the Artificer- Egyptian Mythology
Osiris -Egyptian Mythology
Anubis- Egyptian Mythology
Angra Manyu- Arabian Mythology
Baalzamon-Wheel of Time
Ishmael- Wheel of Time
Shadar Logoth-Wheel of Time
Shaitan- Wheel of Time
Thulsa Doom- Robert E. Howard's "Conan"
Skelos- Robert E. Howard's "Conan"
Raj Aten- David Farland's "The Runelords"
The Formorii- Celtic Mythology
Mordred- Arthurian Legend
Dread- Tad William's "Otherland"
Inuleki-Tad William's "Memory, Sorrow, and Thorn Trilogy"
Pryrates- Tad William's "Memory, Sorrow and Thorn Trilogy"
Takhisis- Weis & Hickman's "The Dragonlance Saga"
Lord Verminaard- Weis & Hickman's "The Dragonlance Saga"
Lord/Emperor Ariakan- Weis & Hickman's "The Dragonlance Saga"
Fistandantilus-Weis & Hickman's "The Dragonlance Saga"
Lolth- R.A. Salvatore's "Dark Elf Saga"
December 15th, 2003, 02:21 PM
Originally posted by Eldanuumea
Isn't the major villain in the Thomas Covenant series named Lord Foul? That's pretty evil-sounding. Wasn't there a Lord Drool in the TC series as well? Anyway Lord Drool gets my vote.
December 15th, 2003, 02:24 PM
Lawrence Welk!!:D..........In the Horror Category!!
December 16th, 2003, 06:07 PM
Wasn't there a Lord Drool in the TC series as well? Anyway Lord Drool gets my vote.
I don't know about a Lord Drool, but I think there was a Drool Rockworm. Loved that name. :)
December 18th, 2003, 06:40 PM
Drool Rockworm called himself Lord Drool after he got the Staff of Something, if I recall vaguely.