Hello dear readers, I am back for another Top 5 Tuesday, which is hosted by Bionic Book Worm.
This week’s topic is the top five worst rulers in literature. I took the term “ruler” rather loosely, and sort of included anyone with a decent amount of power over other people.
Let’s check out the list!
Joffrey Baratheon – Game of Thrones
This provably seems like a pretty obvious choice. He was a terrible ruler that really only used his power for his own gain. He is a sadistic, cowardice monster that failed as a ruler time and time again.
Dumbledore – Harry Potter Series
Though he inspired many to follow him against Voldemort, I don’t think Dumbledore is a good ruler at all. He trusts none of his followers with important information, and because of that, almost makes it impossible for them to destroy Voldemort after his death.
Katniss – Hunger Games
The idea of Katniss = inspired an army. Katniss’ abilities = near useless and unordinary. She didn’t do much other than just inspire the army to overthrow the government. All she could really do was shoot a bow.
Noah – The Girl Who Found the Sun
Unwilling to analyze obvious information and was willing to let small children die because of poor leadership decisions. He was the leader of the arc, but he was willing to watch them all die without exploring every option of survival.
Emperor Palpatine – Star Wars
Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on me. The most powerful Sith Lord we’ve ever seen should not lost to a young twenty year old brand new Jedi. Sure he manipulated the events of the clone wars, but he’s terrible his own execution apparently.