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Morgoth. The first time I read The Silmarillion, I cried when I read the passages about him being taken captive and bound with shackles made from his own crown. Tolkien built him up as a supreme villain and the War of Wrath was a satisfying pay-off.
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Re: favorite villain?
1. The Ring. Despite Nazgul and Orc armies, most of the real tension in LOTR comes from the power of the Ring its self and the temptation that all of the characters face because of it. It's so masterfully and subtly pulled off that most people don't even remember the effects of the Ring when contemplating how evil is represented in the book. Which is perfect, because that's often how temptation works in life as well.
2. Ar-Pharazon. There's always something compelling about the mortal who strives to become like unto God and brings down his own destruction instead.
3. Maeglin. Author of perhaps the greatest tragedy in the history of Arda and all from love twisted into hatred and fear.
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Yes, I've read those, but the OP mentioned "The Lord of the Rings". If we expand the field to the other works, then yes, Morgoth and Maeglin were also creepy.
Ar-Pharazon was a fine villain, although pride was his deadly sin, not desire.
So many interesting villains to choose from!
Edit: Wait, you cite The Children of Húrin? Do you consider Túrin a villain? Or perhaps there's a character I'm forgetting.
Sorry, I wasn't trying to be a wiseacre! I was referring to your comment that Gríma was the closest to sexual creepiness that Tolkien came. I thought you might be overlooking Túrin impregnating his sister. Ew. And yes, Maeglin having the hots for his first cousin and the bizarre description (in the Lay) of Morgoth getting funny ideas while Lúthien was dancing before his throne and his weird suggestion of what the Valar do to elves back in Valinor also came to mind.
I see that you were just responding to the Lord of the Rings itself. I wasn't trying to imply you are unread.