Six for Sunday: Baddies Who Deserve Their Own Story

#SixforSunday is hosted by Steph at A Little But A Lot and you can find the upcoming prompts for the first half of 2019 here and for the second half here.

The prompts for June are themed around bookish wishes and today’s is all about baddies who deserve their own stories. I imagine quite a few people will pick a couple of these answers.

The Darkling

[The Grisha Trilogy by Leigh Bardugo]

I think we all want to know what he did before Shadow and Bone begins.


[Harry Potter Series by J.K. Rowling]

I’d love to read about Tom Riddle’s time at Hogwarts. It could be a sort of mirror series of Harry’s journey.

Lady Macbeth

[Macbeth by William Shakespeare]

Lady Macbeth has always intrigued me more than Macbeth so a story from her point of view would be fantastic. 

The White Witch

[Chronicles of Narnia by C.S. Lewis]

A villain origin story about the White Witch could be amazing.

Captain Hook

[Peter Pan by J.M. Barrie]

I know there are already some books out there about Captain Hook but I’d love more (especially if he’s anything like his character in Once Upon a Time).

Mrs Coulter

[His Dark Materials by Philip Pullman]

A book from Mrs Coulter’s point of view has the potential to be great. I’d love to know her motivations and desires.


  1. Lilyfae

    16 June 2019 at 7:58 PM

    Yes!! Great list!! I agree with Captain Hook (esp OUAT Hook) I’m not a Peter Pan fan I think he’s the villain stealing children to keep himself occupied refusing to grow up- I like the dichotomy some have suggested that Hook is Peter grown up and literally tormented by his youth or is what Peter would have become had he not been whisked to Neverland
    I also agree on Lady MacBeth – i remember being fascinated with her when we studied her and traditionally a mock court was held every year To try the characters- I was the only person with that teacher to ever get a Not Guilty for Lady Macbeth because of the way I was able to talk out of all the accusations but using plot and realistic responses for the time & setting. One of my favourite lessons ever!

    1. scorpiobookdreams

      17 June 2019 at 3:22 PM

      That’s why I loved the way OUAT portrayed Peter Pan. The darkness of their version really suited the book.

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