#5: Alec d'Urberville
Alec is a manipulative, self-serving cad who, at the very least, knows just how terrible he is. “I suppose I am a bad fellow,” he tells Tess, which is an interesting way of saying “I know I’m a rapist,” but okay. “A damn bad fellow. I was born bad, and I have lived bad, and I shall die bad, in all probability.”
And he does! Tess murders him! It’s satisfying as hell. Good for her.