Scary people in history

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Hi! I need a list of the most scary people in history. Maybe four or five? It's for a novel that i'm writing. Any time or place is fine, as are widely known people. I have a few in mind but i want to see who is suggested before i post them. Thanks!
 

Cicero

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Dec 2009
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#2
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Vlad the impaler
Jack the Ripper
Joseph Mengele
Ivan the Terrible
Joseph Stalin
 
Jan 2010
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Southern Tier, NY
#7
Countess Elizabeth Báthory: Every time I read an article on her or watch a documentary I get really apprehensive. She was just...there are no words coming to me at the moment.
 

Pedro

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Mar 2008
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Vlad the Bureaucrat
Jack the Bureaucrat
Ivan the Bureaucrat

and dang it! all the rest of them.
 

Salah

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Oct 2009
23,284
Maryland
#10
Rasputin
Uday Hussein
Lavrentiy Beria
Timur
Rasputin and Timur are good answers! I don't suppose I have much to add to this discussion, I would say the above in addition to Hitler and Vlad.

But I'll add a few...of all the Roman emperors, I would say Caligula was the scariest, closely followed by Domitian and Caracalla.

Actually, Elagabalus was very scary, but for different reasons...:rolleyes:
 

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