Can we talk about the spectrum of villains in this? Some of them are possessed by something greater than themselves, like Loki or Darth Vader or maybe even Sauron. Then there are the bitter ones, cast aways, wanting to take revenge on everything and everyone. Lucifer, The Master and Khan (kind of). Finally there’s the true chaotic evil. The ones that just want to destroy everything just because it’s fun. The Joker and Moriarty are prime examples of this.
Can we also reflect on the symbolism behind the order in which the words are put onto the specific villains?
Every - Loki. Remember that man who stood up from the kneeling crowd and told him “There will always be men like you.” Loki felt as if he was the only one, different from the rest, as if he’s the only pure evil thing, but he isn’t. Hence why “every”, a hint as to that he is somewhat (and I say somewhat because it’s not completely how things are) a representation of what evil men symbolize.
Fairy - Lucifer. In the Supernatural world, where horrors and monsters come from the “fairy tales” and urban legends.
Tale - Moriarty. Because he’s like a villain from an old tale, deceiving, trying on different costumes, getting under the skin of his nemesis, toying with his victims. He’s dramatic, almost magical in the way he moves and speaks, charming, gentle, soft. And of course, because he uses German names and fairytales to trick Sherlock and to show that he thinks he’s superior, to prove his prowess, even though he is proven wrong at the end. Thus being only a memory of a “tale” on the tongue of others, used to scare people and protect them from him.
Needs - The Master. I’m going to go out on a limb here and say that yes, this word does suit him. The Master has a sad story and what he “needs” is a salvation from the numerous things that have happened to him and turned him into what he is.
Good - Khan. Because as Benedict pointed out, John Harrison, or Khan, isn’t purely evil (as nobody is. In the mind of an evil man everything can be justified, either through power, justice, pleasure, etc). Khan fights for a good cause, and therefore can be judged as “good” if looked at from a slightly tilted angle.
Old - Darth Vader. Whereas he isn’t physically as old, his story has made him age quite a lot, taking his life and the beauty of the world from his eyes. He’s devoid of happiness, and is the cultural icon of many things, which are often controversial. His “old” age might also be linked to the fact that Star Wars has been around for quite a bit of time, and is an icon to the sci fi community.
Fashioned - I won’t comment on this, although Voldemort does have a good fashion sense.
Villain - Joker. Obviously the madman devoid of reason who works purely for his psychotic pleasure. Not caring about the money or any other profit besides his personal satisfaction, he’s that kind of “pure evil” that rings true to his name, thus simply “villain”.
I know, I look to much into symbolism.