22 TV Villain Introductions That Were *Chef's Kiss* Perfection

    "Sorry I'm late."

    You know when a TV character comes on screen and you can just immediately tell they're going to be amazing?

    Well, it's even better when a villain gets on screen and you immediately know they're going to shake things up in the best way. Here are some of my favorite TV villain introductions!


    1. Katherine Pierce from The Vampire Diaries (Season 1, Episode 22, "Founder's Day")

    Katherine cuts off John's fingers, and he realizes she's not Elena. She says hello and then goodbye with her face revealing her to be a vampire

    2. Kilgrave from Jessica Jones (Season 1, Episode 7, "AKA Top Shelf Perverts")

    In the police station, everyone points guns at each other. Kilgrave stands to reveal himself and tells everyone to calm down, then remarks Jessica isn't surprised to see him

    3. Count Olaf from A Series of Unfortunate Events (Season 1, Episode 1, "The Bad Beginning: Part 1")

    Count Olaf's eye is seen through the peephole then he opens the door and says hello to the kids and to come in, but not to forget their enormous fortune

    4. Billy from Stranger Things (Season 2, Episode 1, "Chapter One: MADMAX")

    Billy steps out of his car while "Rock You Like A Hurricane" plays, and three of the popular girls wonder who he is

    5. Georgina from Gossip Girl (Season 1, Episode 15, "Desperately Seeking Serena")

    Serena asks what Georgina is doing there, and Georgina says she sent gifts to tell Serena she was coming. She then asks her to drinks and says if Serena doesn't go, her feelings will be hurt

    6. Regina from Once Upon a Time (Season 1, Episode 1, "Pilot")

    Prince Charming and Snow look up in alarm at their wedding. The Evil Queen has entered, saying "Sorry I'm late"

    7. The Handler from The Umbrella Academy (Season 1, Episode 5, "Number Five")

    Freezing time, the Handler ays it's a neat trick, then says hello to Five and tells him he looks good, all things considered

    8. Villanelle from Killing Eve (Season 1, Episode 1, "Nice Face")

    Villanelle tries to get a little girl at an ice cream shop to smile at her. Noticing she's smiling at an employee, she tries copying his smile, getting the girl to smile back. Then she cleans blood off her watch and knocks over the girl's ice cream

    9. Moriarty from Sherlock (Season 1, Episode 3, "The Great Game")

    Moriarty asks if Sherlock has a gun in his pocket or is just happy to see him. Sherlock says both and points his gun, and Moriarty walks forward and says hi

    10. Michael on The Good Place (Season 1, Episode 13, "Michael's Gambit")

    11. Spike from Buffy the Vampire Slayer (Season 2, Episode 3, "School Hard")

    Spike runs over the Sunnydale sign with his car and then gets out smoking a cigarette, saying "Home, sweet home"

    12. Azula from Avatar: The Last Airbender (Season 2, Episode 1, "The Avatar State")

    Azula asks if the tides command the ship — her subordinate says no, so she asks that if she threw him overboard, if the tides would think twice about killing him. He replies no, so she says he should worry more about her and less about the tides

    13. Twisty the Clown from American Horror Story: Freak Show (Season 4, Episode 1, "Monsters Among Us")

    Twisty approaches a girl at a picnic, who asks who he is and where the rest of his mask is. Her boyfriend returns, asking who the clown is, and the girl gets scared, thinking her boyfriend had hired him

    14. Mr. Yang from Psych (Season 3, Episode 16, "An Evening With Mr. Yang")

    Shawn asks Mr. Yang to let his mom go, and she reveals she could've killed his mom hours ago, but hasn't because she wants Shawn to like her. She isn't sure what to do, because she knows her and Shawn will work together again

    15. Gus Fring from Breaking Bad (Season 2, Episode 11, "Mandala")

    Gus says he thinks Walt has the wrong person, but Walt continues, saying they're alike and are both careful. Gus says Walt isn't careful because Jesse was late and high

    16. Moff Gideon from The Mandalorian (Season 1, Episode 7, "Chapter 7: The Reckoning")

    Moff says "You have something I want...You may think you have some idea of what you're in possession of...but you do not. In a few moments, it will be mine"

    17. A-Train on The Boys (Season 1, Episode 1, "The Name of the Game")

    Hughie has blood all over his face. He looks at A-Train, who's covered in blood and saying "I can't stop" over and over again

    18. Rachel on Orphan Black (Season 1, Episode 10, "Endless Forms Most Beautiful")

    Rachel introduces herself to a shocked Sarah, telling Sarah that her goal is to transition Sarah to self-awareness

    19. Negan on The Walking Dead (Season 6, Episode 16, "Last Day on Earth")

    Negan walks out of the trailer with a barbed wire wrapped baseball bat, asking if anyone is peeing their pants yet. He introduces himself to Rick and demands his stuff or he'll kill him

    20. Sgt. James Doakes from Dexter (Season 1, Episode 1, "Dexter")

    Doakes asks where the hell Dexter has been. Dexter describes crime scene photos as looking like a blood finger painting and Doakes says Dexter gives him the creeps

    21. Stella from Orange Is the New Black (Season 3, Episode 6, "Ching Chong Chang")

    Stella says "Betties" act nerdy instead of owning it. Piper says they don't want to seem stupid. Stella tells her not to be stupid, then says "Women." Piper asks if Stella isn't a woman, and Stella says she is but her options are limited

    22. And finally, Hannibal on Hannibal (Season 1, Episode 1, "Apéritif")

    Will reveals the killer is eating his victims, and we see Hannibal cutting into liver on a fancy plate while classical music plays