Who’s the Worst ‘Young and the Restless’ Villain of All Time – Look Back at Sheila, Tom & Deacon

Young and the Restless launches villain week on Monday, but who’s the worst of all time? We’ve dug up a few of the villains that’ll pop up this week on Y&R – and others that they’re not bringing back, but we’re at last as awful. See who’s the worst of the worst in Genoa City on CBS daytime including Sheila, Tom, and Deacon.

The Carter Clan – Sheila Carter, Daisy & Tom Fisher Tore up the Town on Young and the Restless

Y&R recaps recall that three of the worst people ever to walk the streets of Genoa City are Sheila Carter (Kimberlin Brown), baby daddy Tom Fisher (Roscoe Born), and their offspring Daisy Carter (Yvonne Zima). Between these three, they tore up GC with crimes.

From kidnapping to rape and arson, longtime Young and the Restless fans may remember the way they tormented locals. In case you forgot, Terrible Tom Fisher is Kevin Fisher’s (Greg Rikaart) dad. Plus, sinister Sheila Carter also wreaked havoc over on B&B. That’s a family of fevered felons.

Ian Ward Was the Devil in Disguise (Literally) on Y&R

Now, Young and the Restless has no good villains tormenting the locals. So, Ian Ward (Ray Wise) is a top choice as the worst villain of all time. He was the guru of a couple of different cults, and bought baby Mariah Copeland (Camryn Grimes) and raised her, then tried to marry her.

And, disguised as the devil, Ian burned down Newman Tower, trying to take as many lives as possible on Young and the Restless. Clearly, he’s no saint but is a devilishly fun character to have around. Is there a chance Ian might return? He’s already popped up in recent reruns on Y&R.

Victor Newman Remains the Classic Low-Key Villain

Young and the Restless history knows that Victor Newman (Eric Braeden) can go as low as any bad guy on the CBS sudser. He’s set his son Adam Newman (now-Mark Grossman) up for murder charges and kidnapped rival Jack Abbott (Peter Bergman).

Replacing Jack with Marco Annicelli was perhaps Victor’s vilest plot ever on Young and the Restless. It’s no wonder Phyllis Summers (Michelle Stafford) still holds a grudge. Now, though, Victor’s finally mellowing in his old age. But Y&R classic episodes remind how devious he was.

Drug Runner & Madam Rose DeVille Was a Young and the Restless Treat

Another Y&R baddie was Rose DeVille, played by always-excellent Darlene Conley. If you needed to buy drugs, a night with a woman, or a baby, Rose was the go-to gal in Genoa City for a while. She even tried to pimp out Nikki Newman (Melody Thomas Scott) back in the day.

Rose ran off on Young and the Restless then popped back up, deep in her old schemes trying to con witless young pregnant girls out of their babies. She was getting rich off black market babies but was again run out of town and later died. So, Rose clearly won’t be back on Y&R.

Deacon Sharpe’s Missed on Y&R and B&B

Young and the Restless and Bold and the Beautiful villain Deacon Sharpe (Sean Kanan) is as dirty as he is devastatingly handsome. Deacon’s got kids on both soaps and pending crimes in both LA and GC. He blackmailed women into his bed and did myriad dirty deeds.

On Young and the Restless and B&B, he kidnapped, blackmailed, and attempted murder. And on the LA-based soap, he bedded his wife’s mother and made a baby. So, there’s a lot of potential if the CBS sudser brought back Deacon to stir the pot.

Be sure to watch villains week on Y&R – and let’s hope to see all the tense action like in the past with Deacon Sharpe, Sheila Carter, and Tom Fisher.

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