ByPaul Thompson, writer at
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Paul Thompson

In what would be a titanic duel between two villainous wizards, treacherous Istari, Saruman the White and the Dark Lord, Voldemort, go head-to-head, who do you think is the most evil???

Let’s look at the stats!!!


Leader of the White Council, Saruman’s name in Sindarin is Curunír, which means ‘Man of Skill’. Saruman was able to overthrow the mind of the King of Rohan, Théoden, from within his home, the Tower of Orthanc, Isengard. 9/10.

Voldemort, a master in the art of witchcraft and Dark Magic, was able to speak in Parseltongue with one of his seven Horcruxes, snake, Nagini. Having separated his soul into seven Horcruxes, in a quest to achieve immortality. 9/10.


Saruman demonstrated his power in bringing down part of Caradhras, one of the mightiest peaks in the Misty Mountains, Middle-earth, upon the 'Fellowship of the Ring', from atop of his home, the Tower of Orthanc, Isengard. 9/10.

Voldemort demonstrated his power whilst dueling, being able to cast and counter spells, Apparate & Disapparate with great speed and precision and to cast powerful and complex spells in mid air, hitting moving targets. 9/10.


As well as goblins and orcs and of course, his devious agent, Gríma Wormtongue, Saruman was able to breed an army of Uruk-hai warriors, 10,000 strong, to do his beckoning. 8/10.

As well as his most faithful of followers, such as the deranged, Bellatrix Lestrange, Peter Pettigrew and Bartemius 'Barty' Crouch Jr., Voldemort was able to call upon his army of Death Eaters. 8/10.

Pure evil:

Although Saruman ordered the destruction of many, “March to Helm's Deep! Leave none alive!" 8/10. – It was the evil Lord Voldemort who took pleasure in killing the innocent face to face, including Lily and James Potter, Frank Bryce, Charity Burbage, whom he then fed to his snake, Nagini and Gellert Grindelwald. 10/10.

And so how do these two evil wizards match up???

Final scores:-

Saruman the White = 34/40 – Lord Voldemort = 36/40

Lord Voldemort is the most evil of the two.

So, which way do you cast your vote???


Who is the most evil???


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