Yesterday, on book blogging hop day, Jennifer from Crazy-for-Books asked about our all-time favorite villains. I chose Sauron as my pick, and when I went around to see who others were picking, I noticed that a lot of people thought the same way - and with good reason ;) I also noticed though that Voldemort was quite a popular choice as well. So being the nerd that I am I started thinking a lot about these two villains; who would win if they fought?
You all know I love my Harry Potter series, but I have to give this to Sauron.
Sauron to me is just the quintessential villain in the fantasy genre. He is not just evil. He is the definition of evil. Let's not forget that he is after all a maiar, which would make him a god in a humanoid form. He could probably kill Voldemort just by staring at him. I know though that Voldemort is a very, very powerful wizard. He also has a lot of followers to help him out. However, he is still technically just a man who simply got lucky and achieved immortality.
I also think that Voldemort is way too confident with himself. He underestimates his enemies' powers, and acts on impulse, without really thinking of what he's doing. I feel like Sauron's smarter. He's mysteriously so, and you could tell he plans his battles very carefully. He wouldn't even try thinking of attacking Voldemort without making sure his Horcruxes aren't destroyed yet.
Considering Sauron hasn't found these Horcruxes yet, then Voldemort might have a chance. It's pretty low, but he might be able to throw an Avada Kedavra in there when Sauron's not looking or something. But, and this is a very big but, can an Avada Kedavra spell kill a demi-god? Probably not ;)
Who do you think would win?