I’m an evil regal all the way, but I’d agree that this particular community definitely leans towards Rumpel/Gold – I mean, just compare the number of posts in various character threads. Not that there’s anything wrong with that. Rumpelstilitskin/Mr Gold would be my second pick (albeit a fairly distant one). I’m pretty sure this is the only show where my favourite characters are the villains.
Agreed, no story is complete without a truly great villain, and lucky us we’ve got two! Both of their evils stem from revenge and resentment, but what I love about EQ/Regina is that her evil is magnified by some seriously psychotic behavior 😈