The top 25 most popular villains determined by GIFs

The Wicked Witch of the West and Michael Myers had the highest GIF search volume last Halloween

#11 Saruman

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Number of GIFs: 5,055

Peak Search Date: February 16th, 2019

Played by Christopher Lee in the trilogy of films, Saruman was initially the leader of the wizards that opposed Sauron. But his extensive studies of dark magic eventually led him to desire the One Ring. Thinking he could gain it for himself or become Sauron’s servant alone, Saruman allied with Mordor in the War of the Ring.