Last week I asked Supernatural fans to vote for the greatest villain the Winchesters have ever faced. Even before I asked the question, I knew that the Yellow-Eyed Demon would come out on top. He’s been the ultimate bad-ass since the very first episode of the series, and he only became more evil with the recent revelation that he killed Sam and Dean’s grandparents. Azazel dominated our poll with 2,935 votes, but the runners-up were more difficult to predict. Old Yellow Eyes didn’t win by the massive landslide I expected, proving that a couple of baddies may be able to take the top honors one day.
Lilith took second place in our showdown, earning 2,408 votes. I think she definitely deserves the silver medal in the Evil Olympics, not only because she’s tortured and killed numerous people, but because she plans to raise Lucifer himself out of Hell. That’s the kind of long-term planning that makes for an extremely successful villain. Of course, we recently learned that we don’t have a clue what the YED’s master plan is, so he may be even more of a forward thinker than Lilith. We’ll have to wait and see.
Meg came in third place with 2,026 votes, proving that fans have loved at least one female character in Supernatural‘s history. Meg’s popularity isn’t surprising considering how well the character was developed in the first season. Gordon came in fourth place with 1,478 votes, followed by the Trickster with 1,134.
I’m somewhat surprised that the Trickster is more popular than the Crossroads Demon, who landed in fifth place with a mere 828 votes. The fact that the demon made a deal for Dean’s soul, thus leading him to his ultimate doom, didn’t impress many people. Maybe the fact that Lilith actually held the contract made the Crossroads Demon seem less sinister. Jake came in last place with 511 votes, proving that killing a Winchester isn’t enough to become a memorable villain.
As we previously reported, a new recurring baddie named Alastair will start causing trouble for the Winchesters in Supernatural‘s November 13 episode. Will he be as evil as Azazel or as non-threatening as Jake? I have a sneaking suspicion that he’ll be one of the scariest baddies the brothers have ever faced.
– Don Williams, BuddyTV Staff Writer
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