Joffrey Baratheon (Game of Thrones)
Considered to be one of the creepiest and sadist characters in television history, Joffrey Baratheon (played by retired actor Jack Gleeson) started as a whiny character who was considered to be weak. Joffrey always had the evil, spoiled brat in him and with the powers of a king, he reigned over everyone and mercy was never considered as an option by him. He was said to be the 'perfectly written despicable TV villain' by a journalist, and the viewers couldn't agree more.
Hannibal Lecter (Hannibal)
A gruesome psychiatrist and a serial killer, Hannibal Lecter is portrayed beautifully on the television screen by Hans Mikkelson. A psychiatrist who is also a cannibal and hosts dinner parties in the most inventive ways. On the show, Hannibal has traits such as intelligence, charm and humour, which he does not use for doing any good, but in turn to exert mental on others. Hannibal Lecter is known to be one of the most horrifying and ghastly characters ever story written.
Ramsay Bolton (Game of Thrones)
Game of Thrones, as long and exciting as the show is, has no shortage of villains and Ramsay Bolton (played by Iwan Rheon) is among the worst ones. Ramsay is pure evil and has no humanity in him and is known to be unstable. The Bastard of Bolton is hated for various reasons such as the unspeakable torture on Theon Greyjoy, killing Reckon to push Jon Snow and the worst of all, the unstopping pain he inflicted upon Sansa Stark. Other than this Ramsay was also known for his various acts of violence and earned himself the name in the list of worst villains of all time.
Jim Moriarty (Sherlock)
A great mastermind and an arch-nemesis of Sherlock Holmes, Jim Moriarty (played by Andrew Scott) were ones that, even though a villain, was loved by the people. His endless obsession with Sherlock and his goal to kill him, even though he couldn't but killed many along the way, was one of the primary reasons why people loved the show so much. Though they came face to face only a few times, the relationship between Sherlock and Moriarty was one of a kind. Andrew Scott is truly one of the finest actors, especially with his recent endeavour as the 'hot priest' on BBC show 'Fleabag'.
Wilson Fisk (Daredevil)
Daredevil, a Marvel comics superhero, was a brilliant show on Netflix and gave us one of the greatest crime lord and a master manipulator, Wilson Grant Fisk (played by Vincent D'Onofrio) or better known as the Kingpin of Hell’s Kitchen. Wilson Fisk's desire for power and the way he tricked the people into believing that he was there to do good for them are the two key personality traits that made him a great villain or supervillain.