Scariest Villain in the Discworld

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Re: Scariest Villain in the Discworld

Postby Sir Samuel Vimes » Tue Jul 03, 2012 6:29 pm

Exquisitor Vorbis, for me. Frightening stuff from Terry. Very realistic figure; very ... human. History seems strewn with Vorbisian people. One that instantly spring to mind - and could be one of the inspirations for the character - is Tomas de Torquemada ( :twisted: ).
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Re: Scariest Villain in the Discworld

Postby Tourvel » Fri Jul 20, 2012 9:48 pm

Although not technically a villain, Verity 'Hammerhead' Pushpram and her assaults on Nobby Nobbs with sundry crustacea is positively terrifying ...
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Re: Scariest Villain in the Discworld

Postby AdoraBelleDearheart » Wed Sep 19, 2012 8:03 pm

Mr. Pin and Teatime both scared me pantless. Mr. Tulip seems more like a messed up kid who got in with bad company; I feel rather sorry for him.

Vorbis is just... wrong.

The villains who scared me the least were the Magpyr clan vampires. Bunch of yuppies :snooty:
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Re: Scariest Villain in the Discworld

Postby Bouncy Castle » Wed Sep 19, 2012 8:13 pm

I've said it before, and I'll say it again.

Carcer scares the sh!t out of me.
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Re: Scariest Villain in the Discworld

Postby simmonds91 » Tue Dec 18, 2012 4:24 pm

The cunning man. when he tries escaping from the ancient book or as he starts running through the hanging picture (I've forgotten what you call those castle ornaments) was quite nerve wracking for me and i think the fact he can use almost anything as a window is scary.... reminds me of the ring where she comes out of the tv....
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Re: Scariest Villain in the Discworld

Postby fids » Thu Dec 20, 2012 9:58 pm

I'm reading Nightwatch (again, how the hell does a book getter every time you pick it up ????)

Capt Swing has had a mention but what about 'sergeant' Carcer?
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Re: Scariest Villain in the Discworld

Postby Alanz » Fri Dec 21, 2012 7:22 am

Count Magpyr in Carpe Jugulum ( Visions of the Dracula films seen as a kid) :oops:
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Re: Scariest Villain in the Discworld

Postby Teppic » Tue Feb 05, 2013 8:09 pm

Vorbis and Carcer are the two obvious ones for me. But reading Fifth Elephant again, I forgot how relentlessly terrifying Wolfgang is. His 'Game' through the forests, chasing a naked knackered Vimes is one of the darkest scenes in Discworld, along with Vorbis turning Om upside-down just to see what would happen. Both have a playful sadistic attitude to pain and suffering.

Not going along with Teatime though. I can't say he scared me that me that much. Hogfather is not as dark as some of Pratchett's books, and he comes across as a bit of a Disney villain to me. More comparable (though scarier) to Lily in the Witches novels than the truly nasty villains of Discworld.
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Re: Scariest Villain in the Discworld

Postby Who's Wee Dug » Tue Feb 05, 2013 8:51 pm

Teatime comes across to me as a normal brain damaged psycho devoid of feeling which is scary enough in itself.

Just re-listening to the 5th Elephant on audio book.
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Re: Scariest Villain in the Discworld

Postby Alanz » Wed Feb 06, 2013 7:32 pm

Who's Wee Dug wrote:Teatime comes across to me as a normal brain damaged psycho devoid of feeling which is scary enough in itself.

Just re-listening to the 5th Elephant on audio book.


I quite agree with you there Doug :D
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Re: Scariest Villain in the Discworld

Postby Aquamarine » Sun Feb 10, 2013 6:44 pm

For confirmed villains, I suppose either the Dragon from Guards! Guards! or Carcer. The Dragon because of its nigh-invulnerable corruption of Ankh-Morpork, and Carcer not so much because he's a shameless psychopath but because he tries his best to look innocent, which is just insecure.

For ensembles, it's between the Cable Street Particulars, the Omnian torturers, or the Elves. All of them do the same gruesome acts on people, though for different reasons.

For "potential" villains, Granny Weatherwax gone bad is a scary thought.
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Re: Scariest Villain in the Discworld

Postby Alanz » Tue Feb 12, 2013 10:54 am

I think the scariest one is Errol :D
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Re: Scariest Villain in the Discworld

Postby rawizard » Sat Feb 16, 2013 12:51 pm

:idea: The audiors
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Re: Scariest Villain in the Discworld

Postby janet » Wed Apr 03, 2013 9:22 pm

Recently reread Lords and Ladies and had NIGHTMARES :shock:
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Re: Scariest Villain in the Discworld

Postby Alanz » Sat Apr 06, 2013 8:05 am

:o :o :lol: :lol:
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