Over the course of writing this list I’ve realised that I probably should have specified that this is mytop ten villains. You are bound to have issues with it, but I’m looking for a cross section of all different kinds of evil and all different kinds of guys. So with that said, here comes a guy who’s all kinds of different, and not in a good way.
#9 - Craster
There’s all kinds of evil in the world, there’s the kind that’s in your face and on the news, terrorism, mass shootings, dictators - and then there’s the other kind. The kind of evil that just sits there, largely unacknowledged by the general public, the Lynchian evil beneath the surface of an apparent civilisation. Craster is that latter kind of evil.
Craster is not stupid, he’s carved himself out a nice little position between the Wildlings and the Wall (geographically as well as allegiance wise). This position allows him a certain degree of security, and it’s an alliance of necessity for the Night’s Watch. But there’s something else that gives Craster his security and it’s grisly.
Craster has sex with his own children. All of them, well the female ones anyway. And if these women give birth to baby girls, he’ll be sleeping with them sooner or later too. It’s generations of incest and rape. If they give birth to baby boys though… then these children are offered up to the Others, in exchange for Craster being left alone by them.
It’s unknown just what happens to these kids. It’s clear that the Others are getting them though because Craster and his keep (and his wives) are untouched by White Walkers.
I had another guy in Craster’s spot here, but between that other guy having done a couple things that are, arguably, nice things - and the fact that Craster has removed any sense of freedom from his wives/daughters and the fact that he’s giving up his sons to monstrous sentient ice blocks, I gave Craster the nod.
Worst moment: His entire life.