Top 5 “Worst Rulers”

Why is it that the worst of people seem to be the ones that get to rule the world? Especially if you’re a fantasy reader, there’s always an evil mastermind calling the shots. Then there’s the “obvious better choice” who leads a rebellion to overthrow the throne. Sound familiar? Since there are so many controlling ass hats in books, there were a lot to choose from lol. But here are 5 of the worst rules that I can think of…..

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Down among the sticks and bones

THE MASTER – Down Among The Sticks And Bones by Seanan McGuire

Even the name “Master” makes me want to kick this guy right in the balls. Though, since he’s a vampire, I doubt that a nut shot would do any damage….. but it sure would make me feel better lol. Super controlling and wanting to rule by fear, this terrible vampire ruler made me so angry!! He reminded me a lot of a 4 year old ready to throw a tantrum if he didn’t get what he wanted.

The hunger games

PRESIDENT SNOW – The Hunger Games trilogy  by Suzanne Collins

Dear old President Snow – master manipulator and, with the right resources, could convince almost anyone to drink the koolaid. It seems that if you give some of your people everything that they could want while you let the rest of your population so busy working themselves to death, you can rule without issue.


AMARANTHA – A Court of Thorns And Roses series by Sarah J Maas

If you want to talk about someone who rules with fear…. look no further. This woman was ruthless as all hell! Brutal and unapologetic, this woman instilled terror in the strongest of “men”. The things she was able to do was just awful and disgusting! Torture in ways you can’t even imagine…. she makes me shiver!


QUEEN LEVANA – The Lunar Chronicles series by Marissa Meyer

Now this woman makes the list for a totally different reason from the first 3. Yes, she was a manipulator. She actually manipulated people on multiple planets simultaneously actually. But the fact that she essentially created a pack of hybrid changed wolves to be her army? Girl, you’ve got issues!!

A game of thrones

KING JOFFREY – A Game of Thrones by George R.R. Martin

I saved the best (or in this case worst) for last….. the little piss ant known as King Joffrey. This little shit is hands down the worst ruler i’ve ever read in a book! He was a twisted monster to begin with but then he got power…. no one could keep him in line. Spoiler alert with my next comment (you’ve been warned)……… he definitely deserved a worse death than he got! Something along the lines of hours long torture and a whole lot of pain…..



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There are my top 5 worst rulers. I probably could have made this a top 10…. or even 20 for that matter! There are so many power hungry rulers in books…. it’s hard to just pick 5! Who would make your list?

Until next time, happy reading!

31 Comments Add yours

  1. King Joffrey! I wonder how many people instantly think of him when they hear Worst Rulers?

    Great list – Thank you.

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    1. Apparently a lot! He’s made almost every list this week 😂


  2. Matty says:

    I put President Snow, Aramantha, and King Joffrey on my list too!😊

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  3. We match with Snow and Joeffrey! Your other picks are great as well. I could kick myself for not thinking of Amarantha and Levana.

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    1. 😂 no worries. I kicked myself when I saw your list as well!

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  4. Ahh sweet King Joffrey, the little freak. >__> I don’t know if I ever hated a fictional character like I hated him. xD Snow is a scum too, but not even close. 😀 I’ve been seeing Wayward Children everywhere recently, maybe that’s a sign I should read it, great post! 🙂

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    1. Snow was definitely awful but he looks like an angel compared to Joffrey! 😂 YES!!! I recommend the Wayward Children series to anyone who will listen lol

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      1. I will take your recommendation into consideration! 😀 Yup, the only one coming close enough would be Ramsay Bolton, but he wasn’t technically a ruler soo (bastaaard haha)

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        1. Oh now Ramsay Bolton. There’s a scary guy. He’s actually worse than Joffrey! At least Joffrey could be reined in a little when he needed to be…..

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  5. nikkiswiftreads says:

    Totally agree with Amarantha. She was just horrible. Her paired with the villain who came into the story after that, and I think that book as some pretty horrible rules.

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  6. President Snow is definitely the worst! Great list. 😀

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  7. LOL okay wow, I completely forgot about so many good ones! Aside from Game of Thrones (and only because I haven’t read that one) I totally agree with all your picks!

    Here’s my post

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  8. Birdie says:

    I came thisclose to picking President Snow for my list too!

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  9. kyera says:

    Joffrey is the worst! I just haven’t read the books yet, so I didn’t feel I was allowed to pick Game of Thrones. I can’t believe I didn’t think of President Snow though, he definitely deserves to be on the list!

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  10. Sophie @BewareOfTheReader says:

    President Snow is on my list too but I had to think HARD this week Shanah LOL Here is my link

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    1. I made things too easy on you last week. This was to make up for it 😂


  11. President Snow is so popular! haha

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    1. He sure is. About the only time those words have ever been said 😂

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  12. Ooo, Queen Levana is a good pick, I forgot about her!!

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  13. wren @ wingsandfables says:

    I can’t believe I forgot about President Snow! There’s too many terrible rulers to pick from.

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  14. Samantha says:

    Don’t we all love to hate King Joffrey!


  15. Nia says:

    Omg how could I have forgotten Amarantha?? I hated her with all my heart and soul!
    I still have to read the Wayward Children series, but I’ve heard such incredible things about the books☺️.


  16. ignitedmoth says:

    Great list! Joffrey definitely earned his spot in the ranking! 😛


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