In season 3, Glee found itself in search of a juicy, satisfying villain, and it got one in Sebastian Smythe, Dalton Academy’s new singing prodigy and replacement Blaine. From the first appearance of his smirky little meerkat face and Craigslist smell (Kurt’s words, take it up with him), Sebastian emerged as the Wicked Witch of the Warblers and brought on quite the conundrum for gay viewers, forcing us to reconcile our love of cartoonish, sharp-tongued, angular-faced baddies (he’s basically the Jafar of Glee) with our hatred of people who are mean to Kurt. Is he wrong, or so wrong he’s right?
At first, Sebastian’s wickedness seemed confined to overt Blaine lust and a satchel full of impish, well-timed barbs directed at “old Betty White” Kurt with his “hard luck case of the gay face.” However, events escalated during a Michael Jackson tribute, as they often do, leading to his infamous rock salting of Blaine’s eye. It was Karofsky’s suicide attempt, though, that finally guilted Sebastian into trying to change his evil ways and profess an end to his reign of terror.
Judging by sinister Sebastian’s #26 ranking on this list, we think more than a few of you love yourselves a bad boy, and we understand. Even though he has appeared in only a handful of episodes, few Glee chaps have been so memorable and deliciously evil. –SB