One devil on the list:
Milton's SatanSatan from Paradise Lost is also among the 50 greatest villains in literature according to the (London) Telegraph.
The Devil to inspire all others. Milton's moody, broody soliloquist has seduced many a would-be rebel who has been stirred by his eloquent twaddle about it being "better to reign in Hell than serve in Heaven". His fans talk less about what appears of his character when he sees human love, a leering voyeur "turned aside for envy".
Read about another devil to make Mullan's list.