7 Young And The Restless Villains Ranked From Worst To Best
The battle between good and evil is a story that intrigues us all, and soap operas have really capitalized on this. To counteract all the good daytime drama heroes and heroines partake in, there are those soap opera villains and villainesses who look to destroy their lives. While The Young and the Restless (Y&R) has had plenty of dastardly characters grace Genoa City, unlike most soaps who have outrageous bad guys and gals, the Y&R has portrayed its villains in a more realistic perspective, for the most part at least. Regardless, below is a list of seven Y&R villains ranked from best to worst.
7. Michael Baldwin
Anyone new to the Y&R may be shaking their heads when it comes to Michael Baldwin being on a villains’ list, but the truth is when he first entered Genoa City, he was a real slime-ball. Some of his bad deeds in the early years included sexual harassment, kidnapping, attempted rape, and attempted murder. Michael also worked very hard to ruin the life and relationships of Christine Blair. Thankfully, he’s been able to evolve into a good guy and one of Genoa City’s finest citizens, but there was a time where this simply was not the case.
6. Victor Newman
Victor is certainly a character Y&R fans love to hate yet respect too, all in the same breath. Sure, he’s done some pretty terrible things over the years, but understanding where he’s come from and his past has made him multi-faceted to fans. He’s got a controlling streak that’s for sure, but his tenderness towards his grandchildren and his overall love for his family has him hitting the lower point of this villains’ list. Victor can be a bad guy, but he’s also done some good over the years too.
5. Deacon Sharpe
Deacon Sharpe isn’t a villain who has solely wreaked havoc in Genoa City. Bold and the Beautiful (B&B) fans have also witnessed some of his terrible deeds. From stealing and embezzlement to blackmailing, kidnapping, drugging people to take advantage of them and more. Deacon Sharpe is truly an awful man who seems to have no conscience.
4. Daisy Carter
How could the offspring of terrible Tom Fisher and town crazy Sheila Carter not land on this list? The apple doesn’t fall far from either parental tree when it comes to this villainess. She’s killed, conducted arson, kidnapped people, held Lauren Fenmore and Jana Fisher hostage, and she drugged and raped Daniel and then bore his child. The most outrageous part is that she’s probably made her parents very proud.
3. Ian Ward
Cult leader, baby stealer, kidnapper, hostage taker, and blackmailer; these are just some of the bad things Y&R villain Ian Ward has been up to over the years. To boot, he raised Maria Copeland as his own daughter and then ended up giving her drugs to wed her against her will, which is terrible (and gross too). Is there anything this man won’t do? Perhaps he could try being a decent human being for a change!
2. Tom Fisher
Terrible Tom as he is dubbed by most in Genoa City was an outright slime-ball. He abused and messed with his son Kevin’s mind, and almost ruined the poor youngster completely, locking him up when he was just a little boy and causing him severe mental health issues. Fisher was a con man, who conducted many a crime in his day, but you could also add kidnapping and blackmailing to that list while he was on the Y&R.
1. Sheila Carter
Sick and twisted, Sheila Carter has tortured people in both Genoa City and the B&B over the years; however, her main target has always been Lauren Fenmore and anyone who is close to her. From drugging people to stealing babies, kidnapping, blackmailing, attempted murder, manipulating people, attacking individuals, and holding others at gunpoint, Sheila is a bonefide soap opera villain that will do anything to get what she wants and always seems to have revenge on her mind. Oddly enough, Sheila is back on the B&B as of late, which has fans wondering what she’ll do next.