Top 5 Tuesday: Worst Rulers

Hey, guys!
It’s Tuesday, that means it’s time for a bookish favorites posts. Top 5 Tuesday is hosted by Shanah Bionic Book Worm and is quite simple: check out the topic and write a post with your picks.
Let’s talk about some terrible rulers to be found in literature!

#1 Joeffrey in ASOIAF

Was there ever a worse ruler than this one? Was there ever a literary character I hated more? No and no.

#2 Dolores Umbridge in Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

Dolores is one of the best literary villains in history. It’s really interesting how she is written and no matter how much JK Rowling has been annoying me in recent years, that was a good book. Dolores managed to pretty much ruin Hogwarts, so she definitely belongs on this list.

#3 The White Witch in TCON

The White Witch was so irritating and creepy. And what was up with that Turkish delight? It’s not even that good…

#4 Snow in THG

Talking about creepy people…
Snow in the Hunger Games books is really one to give you chills, he’s the kind of guy that haunts you in your dreams.

#5 Queen of Hearts in Alice in Wonderland

Off with their heads!
That certainly doesn’t scream responsible and good ruler, does it?

What’s your favorite book featuring terrible rulers? Let me know in the comments!

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15 thoughts on “Top 5 Tuesday: Worst Rulers

  1. Great list! I’ve read all 5 of these so I can actually agree with all of them. Joffrey was such a monstrous little shit, I loved reading about him and seeing Jack Gleeson bring him to life on the show.

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  3. Umbridge…. oh man… that was the one character I loved to hate. Man, she was someone I wanted to get her comeuppance all the time. It is also the rare time in a film adaptation where the character in the film ended up being way more evil than in the book as I still think Imelda Staunton was severely overlooked for a Best Supporting Actress nomination. It’s a book I still love despite the fact that J.K. Rowling has gone George Lucas as of late.

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