Who do you think was the most well written villain in the series? I think the antagonists in this series tend to be repetitive, and they are usually just there to be do cruel things and die/be defeated. Then again, this is more or less the main point of being a villain, but a relatable or understandable antagonist usually makes the story richer.
I think the most well written one in the first 12 books was Keren. His motives were more understandable than the others, and he definitely had an inner conflict, as well. The cult in Halt's Peril was also a different approach and was actually quite satisfying.
What are your thoughts about this? I may have missed some important part about this topic, so it'd be nice to exchange a few thoughtd.
"Now for wrath, now for ruin, and a red dawn!" Theoden, Lord of the Rings. "They say there are two ways to be fooled...One way is to believe what isn't true, the other is to refuse to believe what is." Viggo Grimborn, Dragons: Race to the Edge. Grimmel: "I've hunted down every Nightfury, except yours. Hand him over!"
Hiccup: "I'll never give him up!"
Grimmel: "Then I'll destroy everything you love. You're nothing without your dragon."
I personally really liked Ragnak. He was set to kill Evanlyn but he was willing to postpone it until his country was safe. I respect that. (plus he was Skandian)
"No weapon formed against you shall prosper, and every tongue which rises against you in judgement, you shall condemn. This is the Heritage of the servants of the Lord, and their righteousness is from me." says the Lord. Isaiah 54:17
"I, the Lord, have called you in righteousness. I will take hold of your hand and will keep you and will make you to be a covenant for the people and a light for the gentiles." Isaiah 42:6