1. Vlad the Impaler - Vlad III, Prince of Wallachia (1431–1476/77), member of the House of Drăculești, a branch of the House of Basarab, also known, using his patronymic, as Vlad Drăculea or Vlad Dracula. Posthumously dubbed the Impaler, he is the original of Dracula.
2. Voldemort - Arch villain of the Harry Potter stories
3. Ivan the Terrible - Ivan IV Vasilyevich (1530 – 1584) Grand Prince of Moscow from 1533 to 1547 and Tsar of All the Russias from 1547 until his death in 1584.
4. Cruella de Vil - Villain of the 101 Dalmatians story
5. Velma Valento - Anti-heroine of Farewell, My Lovely a 1940 novel by Raymond Chandler, the second novel he wrote featuring Los Angeles private eye Philip Marlowe. Adapted for the screen three times and also for the stage and radio.
6. Alec D'Urberville - Villain of Thomas Hardy's novel Tess of the D'Urbervilles
7. Vindice - The frequently disguised Revenger in The Revenger's Traged, a Jacobean revenge tragedy, formerly attributed to Cyril Tourneur but now generally recognised as the work of Thomas Middleton. (Both the 1607 and 1608 printings of the play render his name variously as Vendici, Vindici and Vindice, with the latter spelling most frequent).
8. Svengali - Fictional character in George du Maurier's 1895 novel Trilby. Svengali is a Jew of Eastern European origin who seduces, dominates and exploits Trilby, a young English girl, and makes her a famous singer. The word "svengali" has come to refer to a person who, with evil intent, dominates, manipulates and controls a creative person such as a singer or actor.
9. Darth Vader - In the Star Wars films Vader was once a heroic Jedi Knight, but was seduced by the dark side of the Force, and became a Sith Lord, leading the Empire’s eradication of the Jedi Order.
10. Tommy DeVito - Character in Martin Scorsese's film Goodfellas (portrayed by Joe Pesci) based on Thomas Anthony DeSimone (1950 – disappeared 1979), also known as Two-Gun Tommy or Tommy D, a Sicilian-American gangster and associate of the Lucchese crime family in New York.