A friend remarked the other day that she thought Rigaud/Blandois in Little Dorrit was the most evil of all Dickens's villains. That got me thinking. If I had to choose, I think I'd probably give Bill Sikes that title. The man is sheer brutality; I can't find one redeeming feature in him.
Of course, I reserve the right to change my mind in the future, because there are an awful lot of villains to choose from!
What do you think? Who's the most evil Dickens villain, and why?