8 Days Of Our Lives Villains Ranked From Worst To Best
What would the land of daytime drama be without those terrible villains? They scheme, plot, and cause all-around chaos in the soap opera world. When it comes to Days of Our Lives (DOOL), Salem has seen some nasty bad guys (and gals) over the years. Still, these villain and villainesses have made life interesting for our Days’ heroes. Below is a list of 8 DOOL villains ranked from worst to best.
8. Sami Brady
Before Sami became the heroine DOOL fans know and love today, she had a terrible past of scheming, lying, and making people’s lives miserable. As a teenager, she worked hard to break up her sister Carrie’s relationship with Austin Reed so she could have him all to herself. She’s lied about her children’s paternity, manipulated men into marrying her, and even tried to sell her baby sister on the black market! Still, she lands low on the list because Sami has more than redeemed herself over the years. Sure, she’s still a bit sneaky but, nowadays, it is generally for the greater good.
7. Victor Kiriakis
Much like Sami, Victor has redeemed himself a tad over the years, but this could also have do with the strong influence his better half Maggie has on him. Still, in the 1980s and ‘90s, Victor did a lot of bad, bad stuff. From blackmail, to threats, to leading a drug ring, and consistently meddling in his family’s life to control them, Victor lands on this list for being one of the top villains Salem has seen, despite his evolution into a good guy.
6. Xander Cook
As the nephew of Victor and Deimos Kiriakis, it makes no surprise Xander has hit this villains’ list. While a rather new character to DOOL, he’s dabbled in plenty of dastardly work over the past two years. He was once convicted of manslaughter as a teen, partook in a diamond heist, caused chaos in Salem when he escaped prison, and more recently shot Brady and kidnapped Nicole and her baby girl, Holly. That’s a lot of awful stuff in a short period of time!
5. Clyde Weston
Slimy, gross, and plain disgusting, Clyde Weston is another character who hasn’t been in Salem for long, but has definitely left his mark. He was an abusive father, a drug dealer, a blackmailer, and escaped prison just to torture the residents of Salem. Seems like a real keeper, huh? Shockingly enough, Kate Roberts thought so at one point until she saw the real Clyde.
4. Deimos Kiriakis
The Kiriakis family seems to be dominating this list! Still, while people in Salem continue to try and figure out who murdered Deimos, it’s not shocking to see why there is a long list of suspects. He was a controlling, manipulative man, who had no problem holding people hostage or even ordering hits on to make sure he got what he wanted. It’s no wonder why Chloe Lane fought desperately to keep baby Holly away from Deimos — he was pure evil.
3. Kristen DiMera
Speaking of evil — sure, she may not be Stefano DiMera’s bio daughter, but she’s got that villainous DiMera blood running through her veins, and it shows from her evil-doing resume, which includes kidnapping Marlena and holding her hostage, buying a baby and pretending it was her own, drugging and raping Eric, and stealing Teresa’s embryo to try and raise her and Brady’s baby. And these are just the highlights! They say the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree and Kristen is a living soap opera example of this.
2. Vivian Alamain
Who tries to bury alive not one, but two ladies, years apart? Vivian Alamain, that’s who! She’s rich, manipulative, scheming, and loves to control her family. At one point, her main goals in life were to ruin Carly Manning and marry Victor Kiriakis. Still, in the process of accomplishing these two things, she caused a tremendous amount of trouble in Salem. She bribed people, drugged people, and almost killed a couple of people. Alamain is undoubtedly one of the best villainesses Salem has ever seen.
1. Stefano DiMera
Stefano is not only the best DOOL villain to grace Salem, he just might be the best in all of the soap opera land. He was smart, conniving, and showed no remorse, and was able to pull of the most incredible schemes. He also refuses to die and was totally unstoppable. Despite all he’s done, ask any Days’ fan and they will tell you: Salem is simply not the same without him.