I searched but couldn't find a thread so I thought I'd create one. Who are your favourite characters in fiction. Personally I love a good villain for me there is nothing better - they add conflict, they can make you question what is truly "right" and "wrong" and they are often linked to any plot twists. Personally I would say my favourite characters are: - Severus Snape; Harry Potter I-VII. For seven books we never knew whether Snape was a hero or a villain and I thought he success of Harry Potter as a series was in no small part down to him more than any other area. - Inspector Javert; Les Miserables. What's not to love? Somebody who truly considers himself to be a righteous man, someone who follows the law rigidly. His ideals are simple - if you break the law you are bad, if you don't you are good. When he sees a criminals acting morally he is unable to reconcile this moral dilemma. A fascinating character. - Iago; Othello, the Moor of Venice. Possibly the greatest villain ever created. He schemes and schemes and all the while the hero trusts him more and more. A master class in deception. What do you think and who would your favourites be? EDIT: your suggestions do not have to be villains they can he any characters.