The 11 Scariest Lady Villains: 'Game of Thrones,' 'Sopranos,' more
Are these the witchiest women in television history?
11. Sister Mary Eunice, "American Horror Story: Asylum"
Best worst moment: Committing Sister Jude to the hellish asylum which she'd previously run.
Why she was so bad it was good: Sister Mary Eunice wasn't always a villain -- no, that took a possession by the devil himself during an exorcism gone wrong, transforming an innocent (and slightly dim) young nun into, well, you know. Prowling the grounds, she seduced one priest, broke the spirit of a besotted Nazi and managed to connect victimizers with their prey. Lily Rabe lent Sister Mary Eunice a spirited, often darkly funny sensibility. It wasn't quite enough to make us root for her (she was pure evil, after all), but watching her fall to her death was still somehow strangely poignant, especially as the pure nun within wrestled to destroy the beast inside her. When Dr. Arden climbed on top of her body as he sent it into the crematorium, two thoroughly unlikable characters became oddly romantic, ending one of the weirder friendships (Romances? Bromances?) in recent TV history.
-Liane Bonin Starr