A proper show is nothing without it’s big bad, and boy did this year deliver. Women just edge out the men this year (unless you count animals), proving that women can be just has cunning and devious as the men who normally dominate the “best villain” conversation.
Tina Minoru (Runaways, Season 2)
While all the members of the Pride are scary, none quite reach the same heights of true evil as Tina. Her determination to get her daughter back is frightening. Let’s not even mention the way she destroyed her office in that fight with Nico. Now that she’s possessed by an alien, Tina is even more formidable.
If you didn’t get it already, this lady is scary!
Bullseye (Daredevil, Season 3)
Fans have been clamouring for Bullseye to appear in the Netflix series since it was first announced back in 2014. Four years later, our patience was rewarded with a new and unique take on the character that turned him from a one-note assassin into a truly compelling villain. Wilson Bethel dripped with menace in the role and made Bullseye one of the scariest villains we’ve seen in these Marvel shows.
White Violin (The Umbrella Academy, Season 1)
Mr. Nobody (Doom Patrol, Season 1)
Herr Starr (Preacher, Season 3)
Cersei Lannister (Game of Thrones, Season 8)
Admiral Whiskers (Doom Patrol, Season 1)
Shadow Weaver (She-Ra and the Princesses of Power)
Daenerys Targaryen (Game of Thrones, Season 8)
Dany started the series as a White Knight type and slowly but surely devolved into someone with a savior complex and the need to get what was hers. Despite it being controversial, Dany was the last villain of Game of Thrones and if she had not been killed, she would have kept going and going until she had the world under her heel.