I have a feeling most of these are going to be from fantasy novels. But I would be lying, if I wrote otherwise.
3. Jack Torrance from The Shining by Stephen King - Also, Dick Halloran. I don't mean the character as portrayed by Jack Nicholson in the stupid movie version, because he peeled off all the layers off the awesome character that was Jack Torrance, and chose to act like a freaky psychopath instead. I liked Torrance in the books; the guy through whose eyes you see the story and you know that he's not as bad as he appears (or, at least, he doesn't intend to be that bad) and you end up pitying him the most.