Top Ten Best Lord of the Rings and Hobbit Villains

The Top Ten

Sauron Sauron is the title character and main antagonist of J. R. R. Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings. Originally a servant of the first Dark Lord, Morgoth. Morgoth was later defeated and Sauron fled. He later came back to Middle Earth and took over as the new Dark Lord by using a Ring of Power. He was later more.

A very mysterious character. No-one knows what his face looks like and he doesn't appear very often, but he is a vital character to the story. Very interesting. Very powerful.

Fool of a Took, putting your life essence in a ring

Sauoron is the boss o all bad guys.2 he is the most powerful villain ever

Saruman Saruman the White is a fictional character and a major antagonist in J. R. R. Tolkien's fantasy novel The Lord of the Rings.

He is epic was completely at all times

Saruman was quite a great villain. He is more awesome than Sauron

The Witch King of Angmar

Do you not know death when you see it, old man? This, is my, hour... *pulls out flaming sword* *screch* You have failed. The world of men will fall. - SpaceHazard

U know he's like unhittable Ithaca regular sword plus his evil sorcery and great combat skills... also to mention that scream thing. Totally cool

Coolest mask ever. Better looking than sauron’s, and he actually does something in lotr.

Beaten by a girl

Smaug Smaug is a fictional character and the primary antagonist in J. R. R. Tolkien's 1937 novel The Hobbit.

Smaug Is Everything You Need From An Onscreen Villian

I awoke to kill

No way is Azog or Bolg better than this dragon. - IronSabbathPriest


More like Durin's Bane. A balrog isn't just one creature, there are a ton of balrogs. It's like saying Dragon is the main character of The Hobbit. But yeah, I guess most people, including me, associates balrog with the balrog that Gandalf fought. - SpaceHazard

Before dying kill you

Azog Azog is a character in J. R. R. Tolkien's legendarium. He was a Orc chieftain who lived in Moria until his death in T.A. 2799. He is referred to in a single remark by Gandalf to Thorin Oakenshield in The Hobbit: "Your grandfather Thrór was killed, you remember, in the mines of Moria by Azog the Goblin." more.

Love him!

Fight like a man beast

He was the best no doubt. - opinionated4

Gothmog would rek him. - IronSabbathPriest

Mouth Of Sauron

"His name was written in no tale, for he himself had forgotten it"
-As described in the Return of the King novel. - IronSabbathPriest

Um...its just an ugly mouth

Barrow Wight

He leaves on one of the first true

Mumakil Mahud

He's the greatest even though he had thirty second of screen timeq

The Contenders

Gollum Gollum is a fictional character from J. R. R. Tolkien's legendarium. He was introduced in the 1937 children's fantasy novel The Hobbit, and became an important supporting character in its sequel, The Lord of the Rings.
Goblin King

He can sing, he can rule and he can destroy. He kind of is the other goblin King David Bowie. He is awesome

He is so cool.


An orc so fierce and tough that he can make the seemingly invincible Legolas bleed. As the main villain from the hobbit book during the battle of the five armies, Bolg deserves a high ranking on this list.

You clearly haven't read the book. In the book, Bolg appears only at the battle of the five armies and we read his name twice in the whole book. And legolas isn't in the hobbit book which makes whatever you said about Bolg being "tough" un canon. The advantage of orcs over the other races is not power but population. - CHUNGUS

The Nazgul
Great Goblin
Corsairs of Umbar
Grima Wormtounge
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