Best Villains of All Time


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Col Hans Landa from Inglourious Bastards. "The Jew Hunter". Intelligent, well educated, charming yet a sadistic villian. Passive aggressive style is cunning but he is pure evil. Enjoys killing. He is like an Ivy League Serial Killer.

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Dark Helmet. Because good is dumb.


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Mitch Da Witch wrote:
Intelligent, well educated, charming yet a sadistic villian. Passive aggressive style is cunning but he is pure evil. Enjoys killing. He is like an Ivy League Serial Killer.

Evidently you've met some Harvard-educated attorneys.

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Off the top of my head:

Kefka Palazzo, Final Fantasy VI. Sadistic, insane, ambitious, backstabbing, a god complex that would impress most pantheons, oh and need I mention, one of the few villains who actually wins and the heroes have to crawl back from the brink of extinction and actually wipe magic off the face of the earth in the process of bringing him down.

Nicodemus Archleone and Anduriel, The Dresden Files series. The leader of a gang of people-puppetting fallen angels, Nickelhead Nick seems to be the only one of the group who's actually in an equal alliance with his demonic counterpart. Oh, and don't forget that he's functionally invulnerable save a teensy tiny specific weakness that it takes ten books for Harry to even notice, much less take advantage of. And he comes back anyway. The guy is near-Xanatos levels of preparatory and precognitive badass; he seems to see almost everything coming.

Aornis Hades, Thursday Next series. Gods above and below, this woman was creepy. She was a mnemonomorph, a person who can alter memories telepathically. Some of her simpler feats in the stories were erasing the memory of her presence the instant it was created, rendering her functionally invisible, and implanting false memories of people who never existed and driving her opponents insane trying to rationalize their memories with the fact that a person they know and love intimately never existed. And she somehow acquired the ability to lower entropy in an area, causing lethal "coincidences" like pinpoint-precise lightning strikes or bizarre traffic accidents at specific locations in her attempts to kill Thursday off. Kind of similar to the turkey incident in Dresden.

The Drasin, Odyssey One series by Evan Currie. These things are Zerg on steroids. They see the universe in colors rather than shapes and figures, and anything associated with humanity - not just our flesh and blood selves, but almost anything we touch, anything we build - is an ugly, permeable red to them, one they are instinctively driven to eradicate. They fly around space in bio-ships, use themselves as living bombs, and eat anything. I mean that quite literally. One of their main war tactics is to bombard a planet with a few pods containing Drasin drones, let them burrow into the earth, and eat the earth and stone and minerals, which lets them reproduce like crazy, until they consume the planet to the point it falls apart. Yeah, you read that right: they eat planets until they break apart. They can endure ridiculous amounts of heat and gravitational pressure, allowing them to get down into the mantle and cores of planets, and can even exist for extended amounts of time (though not permanently) in vacuum. The only thing creepier about these things is that someone with more human-like intelligence (who the stories have not yet revealed much about) has managed to harness them and direct them as tools in war... but they're starting to lose control, especially when the Drasin accidentally discover the Sol System, which to them is painted from stem to stern in that must-destroy red.

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Norman Osborne / the Green Goblin

Especially for about a decade following his return from "death", he seemed to be the root cause of almost every problem in Peter's life. Venom might have had a bigger following from the cartoon, but those who read the comics knew that he was small potatoes compared to the Goblin. He was never the most powerful villain, but he's one of the most personal villains I can think of. He not only killed Peter's girlfriend, he abducted and (presumably) killed his newborn daughter as well. He kind of combines the best traits of the Joker and Lex Luthor into one character (although to be fair, he was doing the corrupt businessman shtick well before Luthor).


The ice queen general Esdeath from Akame Ga Kill

Lord Genome from Gurren Laagan was pretty coolcool


I'm suprised no one has mentioned

Grand Admiral Thrawn- another very smart villain. Both manipulative and ruthless, with clear motives. Aware of his own limitations, and taking steps to resolve them.

I do think some of the best villans are the "Twist of Fate" variety. Magneto is an example of this, in that if things were different, he might have been the hero of the story instead of Xavier.

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Mitch Da Witch wrote:
Col Hans Landa from Inglourious Bastards. "The Jew Hunter". Intelligent, well educated, charming yet a sadistic villian. Passive aggressive style is cunning but he is pure evil. Enjoys killing. He is like an Ivy League Serial Killer.

I was going to suggest him as well. As good as he was as a good guy in Django Unchained, his bad guy performance is just tough to equal.

Is it possible nobody mentioned Hans from Diehard yet? He should certainly be here.

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Avarna wrote:

I'm suprised no one has mentioned

Grand Admiral Thrawn- another very smart villain. Both manipulative and ruthless, with clear motives. Aware of his own limitations, and taking steps to resolve them.

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So really, the OP can be divided up into four different categories.

Who is your personal most favorite villain?
Artemis Entreri. He not only made a great foil and contrast to the primary hero of the series (Drizzt) but was extremely competent and fun to read in his own right. Bonus points go to Jarlaxxle of the same series, for the same reason.

Who is the best all around villain, in terms of competence, success, evilness, and the corruption of all that is good?
Emporer Palpatine. You can't argue with success. That guy manipulated his way into destroying the Jedi Order, instigating a war that killed an untold number of people, and ended up ruling the entire galaxy with an iron fist. And people loved him for it (at least when he ascended to his throne).

Who is the monster that induces the most terror in you when you think of meeting him in a dark alley somewhere?
Carnage. He brings new meaning to the terms "Killing Spree" and "Massacre." Though really, I guess any of the famous horror movie villains could win this spot. I think Carnage could probably best any of them in a free-for-all though, so Carnage wins this spot for me.

In an epic battle of villains, who would come out on top?
The alien hive mind from Edge of Tomorrow. It's a threat you have no hope of winning against, because it will always know the best way to come at you. If it fails, that's fine. It'll just try again tomorrow. In a massive free for all battle between every villain ever, this alien would eventually figure out how to kill EVERY one. Unless there's an accident and someone dies while having the blood of an alpha mix with their own. In which case, the answer becomes 'whichever villain does that first.'


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Mitch Da Witch wrote:
Col Hans Landa from Inglourious Bastards. "The Jew Hunter". Intelligent, well educated, charming yet a sadistic villian. Passive aggressive style is cunning but he is pure evil. Enjoys killing. He is like an Ivy League Serial Killer.

I was going to suggest him as well. As good as he was as a good guy in Django Unchained, his bad guy performance is just tough to equal.

Is it possible nobody mentioned Hans from Diehard yet? He should certainly be here.

"I wanted this to be professional, efficient, adroit, cooperative not a lot to ask. Alas, your Mr. Takagi didn't see it that way so he won't be joining us for the rest of his life."


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Magneto because I like him, understand him, and want him to lose at the same time.


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I want my villains to give the characters that chilling moment when they realize... that the villain is trying to do they're trying to do, only he got sick of sugarcoating everything and only trimming the problem. He then decided to root out the problem, chop it up into itty-bitty pieces, and salt the earth around it. I believe Raava from the Legend of Korra had something similar to say on this matter:

"Learn from your enemies, Korra. Each one of them had an ideal that they were trying to achieve to make the world a better place. Aman wanted equality, Unalaak wanted the spirits back, Zaheer wanted freedom, and Kuvira wants unity. They simply took everything too far. Be careful to stay in balance, and not to make the same mistake."

I want my villains to be a dark reflection of the heroes, just doing what the heroes aren't willing to do to achieve their ideal, crossing the line that the heroes drew for themselves at the beginning.


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Mitch Da Witch wrote:
Col Hans Landa from Inglourious Bastards. "The Jew Hunter". Intelligent, well educated, charming yet a sadistic villian. Passive aggressive style is cunning but he is pure evil. Enjoys killing. He is like an Ivy League Serial Killer.

That's funny because that's not the impression I took away from him at all. The pure evil thing I mean. To me he was just doing a job that he was well suited for. I dont even think that it was personal for him or that he even fell for the whole ayran superiority angle. The other SS officers and officials came across as way more odious than Hans Landa.

The one thing that I think that he took personally was

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The discovery of who the double agent was after the tavern shootout.

How he dealt with THAT was most certainly personal.

But otherwise, he was just a guy doing his job. Granted his job was the hunting and execution of other people whom the state deemed undesirable...


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Goldfinger "no Mr. Bond, I expect you to die"


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Borrowing the above formatting from Mystically Inclined's post (above):

Who is your personal favorite D&D/Pathfinder villain?
Olangru. The infamous "kidnapper demon" tormenting the player characters during the early phase of exploring the Isle of Dread, nothing else in the entire scripted Savage Tide AP can make things so very personal as Olangru can. Added bonus is that you can personalize this villain to your group.

Who is the monster that induces the most terror in you when you think of meeting it in a dark alley somewhere?
The Thing. John Carpenter's nameless monster is the one thing that I can definitively state would be an utter terror even in this day and age. That it can kill me horribly, assume my form and use it to further spread itself amongst family and friends makes the Thing akin to the Ultimate Zombie. That we still don't know more about them is also prime fear-fodder.

In an epic battle of villains, who would come out on top?
any Lovecraftian Outer God. The petty squabbles of countless pantheons worshipped by countless muddy balls of tiny mewling insects are of no more concern than a bug splattering on a windshield.

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Mystically Inclined wrote:

So really, the OP can be divided up into four different categories.

Who is your personal most favorite villain?
Artemis Entreri. He not only made a great foil and contrast to the primary hero of the series (Drizzt) but was extremely competent and fun to read in his own right. Bonus points go to Jarlaxxle of the same series, for the same reason.

Obviously, I approve of this answer --- but if I were to pick my personal favorite villain, I'd probably have to go with Hans Landa. The scene in the beginning where he breaks a man with polite conversation over a glass of milk is chillingly powerful.

Who is the best all around villain, in terms of competence, success, evilness, and the corruption of all that is good?
Hannibal Lecter - He fooled his closest allies for decades, and was playing both sides even when he was 'helping' the law. Ultimately he made everyone his puppet and turned their good intentions toward his own ends.

Who is the monster that induces the most terror in you when you think of meeting him in a dark alley somewhere?
Cenobites (Hellraiser) - Most monsters will just eat you, kill you, dismember you or something relatively quick. The Cenobites leisurely reshape you into their image in the most painful, torturous ways imaginable.

In an epic battle of villains, who would come out on top?
Asmodeus. In the two most major known versions of him he's a brother/counterpart to the creator god, as opposed to the Christian devil, whose good corollary is Michael. (For that matter, if one really parses out Christian theology, in essential terms the god(s) presented therein don't really surpass much more than a regional influence.) He's implied to perhaps be the most powerful being in the universe; and even if certain gods - in just about all literature, religious traditions, and so on - are more "powerful" few combine that amount of power with that sort of cunning.


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Asmodeus. In the two most major known versions of him he's a brother/counterpart to the creator god, as opposed to the Christian devil, whose good corollary is Michael.

Asmodeus as portrayed in latter-version D&D/Pathfinder is much more an analog of Zoroastrianism's Ahriman than he is Satan.

Of course, we all know that Raphael will a-whup Asmodeus' ass. He's done it before.

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(For that matter, if one really parses out Christian theology, in essential terms the god(s) presented therein don't really surpass much more than a regional influence.)

That depends quite a bit on who's doing the parsing.


Who is your personal most favorite villain?

Doctor Doom. The streak of nobility leavens him perfectly.

Who is the best all around villain, in terms of competence, success, evilness, and the corruption of all that is good?

The Borg, largely because they're not even aware they're doing it.

Who is the monster that induces the most terror in you when you think of meeting him in a dark alley somewhere?

John Carpenter's Thing.

In an epic battle of villains, who would come out on top?

Thanos: Unless you're an intellect and master manipulator along the lines of Asmodeus, it's likely not even close ... and even then he outmaneuvers you in the end.


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Who is your personal most favorite villain?

Now that I have had more time to think this over... I would still put Thrawn in the upper tiers when answering this question for reasons I described up-thread... but I'm not so sure I would name him my number one. That title would probably go to Raistlin Majere.

Now, truth be told, I have always had a fascination with him. The hero's story to becoming a villain is one of the most interesting subjects one can tackle, and the overarching story of Raistlin is a perfect example of this type of story arc. You start with a byronic hero that you can truly root for and then slowly twist them until you get this unbelievably destructive force. In a sense, it is a bit like Walter White for me, and I would probably link the two together, except with Walter White, he lied to himself for most of the series into actually believing he was doing good. Furthermore, Walter White wasn't exactly the king of betrayal, while Raistlin would put Lu Bu to shame.

Who is the best all around villain, in terms of competence, success, evilness, and the corruption of all that is good?

Hm... Probably Mr. Wednesday from American Gods. I mean, that charming bastard? He certainly had us all fooled, there is no doubt about it. His plots were so intricate that he had the whole world sitting in the palm of his hands and was just at the brink of victory too. Corrupting all the gods to his purpose and playing both sides of what would have been a cataclysmic war to gain power? Yikes.

EDIT: Then again, in at least one alternate future, Raistlin does decide to win, thus destroying everything so...

In an epic battle of villains, who would come out on top?

Deadpool Dreadpool. No, seriously, go read Deadpool Kills the Marvel Universe and its successor comics. If you want to get REALLY technical, you can say the Deadpool Watcher, but that doesn't really count, now does it?


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Kitiara Uth Matar, because her evil is the evil within, her evil is what giving into fear and resentment makes you into, and the best part, she looks really good doing it.


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Ravel Puzzlewell from Planescape: Torment. Sympathetic, empathetic, and sadistic; wise, passionate, and conflicted; she is your torturer, your lover, and your murderer, many times over. Extremely well written, with one arresting bit of voice-acted dialog: “What can change the nature of a man?”


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Most amazing RPG computer game ever! "Endure, and in enduring, grow strong."


I *KNOW* that game.

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Who is your personal most favorite villain?

Dr. Doom. He shares a quality with Lex Luthor in that he's *completely* deluded. He's 100% convinced to the bone that he's the hero of his own story, and that if people wouldn't meddle and misunderstand him and his intentions, he could make the world a paradise of enlightenment and advancement. But every time he's got the power to make this sort of thing happen, he goes nuts and blows **** up with it instead (like when he stole the Silver Surfers powers, after regaling the reader with how this power was wasted and could bring water to the deserts and eliminate disease and whatnot, and then, of course, uses it to fly around, blow **** up and ranting like a madman...).

And, unlike Lex Luthor, he's actually cool.

Who is the best all around villain, in terms of competence, success, evilness, and the corruption of all that is good?

Kaizer Soyze. Ballsy display of competence.

But if 'corruption' is a factor, perhaps the villain from Seven, instead. He did what the Joker only dreams of doing, and dragged the hero down to his level and 'proved' that everyone is a monster, in the end.

Who is the monster that induces the most terror in you when you think of meeting him in a dark alley somewhere?

Anything that eats you / replaces you / uses you as a host for it's larval spawn. John Carpenter's Thing, for instance, or, worse, Ridley Scott's Alien. A lifetime of being the apex predator, sampling all the flora and fauna this world has to offer, has left me psychology ill-suited to being something else's appetizer / meat-suit.

In an epic battle of villains, who would come out on top?

Whoever the script calls for to win. Could be Thanos. Could be the Anti-Monitor. Could be Xanatos. Could be Emperor Palpatine.

But it will probably be Miss White, in the Billiard Room, with the Rope.

Most memorable AD&D/D&D/PF villain.

Markessa. You have to fight your way through the innocent people she's turned into monsters, and the occasional innocent person she's surgically altered / brainwashed into thinking they're Markessa herself, before you (maybe...) find the real Markessa...

Deliciously evil.

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Who is your personal most favorite villain?
The replicator in Stargate Sg1. They have impressed me so much that my lawful neutral outsider are replicator like in behavior and appearance.

Who is the best all around villain, in terms of competence, success, evilness, and the corruption of all that is good?
The Practical incarnation in Planescape Torment. What a ruthless magnificent bastard. Years after, his shenanigan are still running.

Who is the monster that induces the most terror in you when you think of meeting him in a dark alley somewhere?
The Thing from John Carpenter. This is real horror.

In an epic battle of villains, who would come out on top?
I don't want to know, because whoever win, the multiverse will suffer greatly.
Depend on who has written the script.

Most memorable AD&D/D&D/PF villain
My hat will go to a race as a whole : the Illithid.
High octane nightmare fuel, a cold and alien kind of evil.


Since he hasn't been mentioned yet that I could see, Lord Matsudaira Naritsugu from 13 Assassins. He is just a pathetic, spoiled, puppy-kicking jerk with no redeeming qualities. He's excessive, sadistic, over-the-top, has no real motives or personality other than being horrible.
And it works.


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Lord Havelock Vetinari - so good he sometimes has to remind political opponents that he is a tyrant. When thrown in a scorpion pit he made the scorpions turn on each other.


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The Paizo art directors.


HAL 9000 is one of my favorite villains. So detached and creepy.


About HAL:
And yet we learn in 2010 that he's not a villain at all. As a matter of fact, he's a big damn hero when someone actually tells him the truth.

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Lord Havelock Vetinari - so good he sometimes has to remind political opponents that he is a tyrant. When thrown in a scorpion pit he made the scorpions turn on each other.

Not sure if I would call Vetinari a villain. He's much more neutral, and is really never the antagonist in any of the Discworld novels. I have two favorites from Discworld though.

1: The Hiver:

Spoilers for Hat full of Sky:
An utterly alien being that doesn't actually mean any harm, but rather seeks out the heroine so that it can receive brief succor from its torment, and when it is given the chance to die it jumps on it.

2: Vorbis: A person who doesn't even believe what he is doing is wrong, and genuinely believes his own desire for power and control is his God motivating him towards greatness. I love the idea of a villain who will flip a turtle on its back and prop it up just to see what will happen.


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Lord Shen from Kung Fu Panda 2—tragic, worked in with a perfect symmetry for the hero, and also pretty badass. His great design and voice acting combined with a neat style of fighting to make him a joy to watch, both in his funny moments and his incredibly wretched ones. Shen is one of the best self-destructive villains I've ever seen, and he's in a kids' movie.

GLaDOS from Portal and Portal 2. Oh my god, what a great AI personality. GLaDOS is cunning, witty, obsessed with her murderous idea of "science", and very easy to hate while also being incredibly passive-aggressive, totally in denial, and just a little bit sad.

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The thing about GLaDOS is that she starts out as this purely mean, sarcastic voice. But over time we see more of her, both literally and figuratively. We grow to understand the true sadness behind her actions, even at the end of the day she is still quite evil.

Hell, even before she was turned into an AI, the "Caroline" woman was guilty of total loyalty to an outright monster. But Cave Johnson betrayed her when he declared she would be put in charge of the facility—and placed into the AI. "If I die before you people can pour me into a computer, I want Caroline to run this place. Now she'll argue. She'll say she can't do it. She's modest like that...But you make her! Hell, put her in my computer. I don't care."

One might wonder if part of why GLaDOS is so psychotic now is how brutally she was treated, even if she can't remember it. She's constantly reminding us of her contempt for Chell and other humans, and her passive-aggression only gets more blatant in Portal 2. It's almost pitiful how abusive she is, just because she's so clearly in denial of the fact that...well, she gave a s&%+ about Chell. Chell killing her, even in self-defense, was to her mind a betrayal.

"...despite your violent behavior, the only thing you've managed to break so far...is my heart."

The thing I love most about GLaDOS, though, is the ambiguity. Is Caroline really deleted? Does GLaDOs really 'only want Chell gone'? Is she really 'over' Chell? Somehow, I doubt it. But GLaDOS is constantly hiding her emotions, making the few true outbursts she has—out of fear, anger, or, rarest of all, grief—all the more wrenching.

GLaDOS combines themes of psychopath, mad scientist, broken AI, b!@*+y ex, and vengeance-crazed lunatic, and yet somehow we're made to care about her. It's a triumph of subtlety. Her voice acting is great. Her presentation is great. I love this character. Her final scene breaks me every time.

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The Dominion from DS9 hating on us solids.

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Soo-won from Yona of the Dawn, because I can't decide if I want him to be defeated or not. o_O

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Raoul Silva, from Skyfall.

Why Silva?

Because he's managed to do what Julius No, Red Grant, Rosa Klebb, Auric Goldfinger, Emilio Largo, Ernst Blofeld, Ross Kananga, Francisco Scaramanga, Karl Stromberg, Hugo Drax, Aristotle Kristatos, Kamal Khan, Max Zorin, Brad Whitaker, Georgi Koskov, Franz Sanchez, Alec Trevelyan, Eliot Carver, Electra King, Renard, Gustav Graves/Tan-Sun Moon, Le Chiffre/Jean Duran, and Dominic Greene have all failed to do over 53 years and 23 movies.

He beat James Bond. His was the only plan out of EVERYBODY up there that actually succeeded. All those people up there? Body bag filler at the end of their respective movies. (In Carver's case, more like "Gallon Ziploc Bag filler" instead...)

Silva... well, Bond still sank a hunting knife into his back at the end of Skyfall, but his plan actually succeeded.

EDIT: Oh, and add Nikolai Diavolo from Everything or Nothing to that list up there. He died too.

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Gabriel Shear from Swordfish.


Well, i'd have a couple who have already been cited, so i'm gonna give you some of my favorites who have not been already mentioned.

Ashram definetly takes the cake for the most f###ing awesome and actually believable Blackguard that is not Chaotic Stupid.

I'm surprised no one has already mentioned Griffith from Berserk. He's the kind of villain you hate from your guts but you also can't help but admire.

Also, since i'm old, bad ol' Kane from the Brotherhood of Nod.


Just a few that have yet to be mentioned.

Delita Heiral, of Final Fantasy Tactics. Ruthless. Manipulative. Cutthroat. Uses and manipulates a civil war, rising from an obscure commoner to King, through the sacrifice of his sister, best friend, and even the woman he loves.

Elijah Price, a.k.a. Mr Glass, of Unbreakable. Murdered hundreds, possibly thousands, just to prove that he wasn't alone, wasn't an accident.

Azazal, Fallen. Tiiiiiiime is on my side...


The original Captain Nemo is certainly a contender.
Several super villains (Darkseid, Vandal Savage, and Red Skull for instance) also come to mind.
But as a personal preference, my favorite is probably a tie between Xanatos and Azula.


Cheshire is another favorite of mine, just because she's so evil!


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Kajehase wrote:
Lord Havelock Vetinari - so good he sometimes has to remind political opponents that he is a tyrant. When thrown in a scorpion pit he made the scorpions turn on each other.

Not sure if I would call Vetinari a villain. He's much more neutral, and is really never the antagonist in any of the Discworld novels. I have two favorites from Discworld though.

1: The Hiver: ** spoiler omitted **

2: Vorbis: A person who doesn't even believe what he is doing is wrong, and genuinely believes his own desire for power and control is his God motivating him towards greatness. I love the idea of a villain who will flip a turtle on its back and prop it up just to see what will happen.

What about Carcer Dun and The Cunning Man?

From the Disc, though, The Elves *shudder* I have had nightmares about them.


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Also, since i'm old, bad ol' Kane from the Brotherhood of Nod.

Welcome to the Old Fart Club and Retirement Home. Here's your rocking chair. Porch is over there. Note the sign reads "If the steady diet of grilled food and all you can drink liquor doesn't kill you off in a year, your second year's stay is free!".

;)

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Troodos wrote:
Innocent Bystander wrote:


Not sure if I would call Vetinari a villain. He's much more neutral, and is really never the antagonist in any of the Discworld novels. I have two favorites from Discworld though.

1: The Hiver: ** spoiler omitted **

2: Vorbis: A person who doesn't even believe what he is doing is wrong, and genuinely believes his own desire for power and control is his God motivating him towards greatness. I love the idea of a villain who will flip a turtle on its back and prop it up just to see what will happen.

What about Carcer Dun and The Cunning Man?

From the Disc, though, The Elves *shudder* I have had nightmares about them.

I like Vorbis a lot more than Carcer, who's kind of just a total psychopath. And... I don't actually know who the Cunning Man is. I haven't read all the Discworld books yet.

But the Elves are great. Personally, I like villains who are totally unable to comprehend what they are doing is wrong. The cognitive dissonance is great, whether it be due to delusion or completely alien morality systems.

For an excellent example from recent history-- Handsome Jack, of Borderlands 2 fame. So delusional, he believes he's the hero of the story, and that his mass-murdering of Pandora's inhabitants is justified, since they're all bandit savages in his mind.


I like Negan, from the Walking Dead comics.
Totally bad ass character, with a true motive.

Like the Governor, but even more violent, IMO.


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Darth Vader

The rebreather, the iconic sound of a lightsabre being turned on, and the sheer, menacing presence of utter, utter evil ... all add up to something so perfect, not even the prequels could ruin it, and that's saying something ...

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No Davros?

http://tardis.wikia.com/wiki/Davros


Ghazkhul Mag Uruk Thraka, if i got that name right, the greatest ork warlord of all time in the warhammer 40k universe.

He is one ork boy, given an insane insight into the workings of ork society by brain damage, who goes on to unite a huge part of what is an entire multiplanetary society of chatotic evil individuals with great capacity and need for constant violence. Then the organizes and pits this huge gathering of chaotic indiviuals into cunning assaults that eventually overwhel several star systems, devestating thousands of cities and conquering hundreds of millions of regimented human soldiers with a mix of brute force, cunning and leadership. Even after all that although he is finally beaten he survives, escapes and does it ALL OVER AGAIN, this time with even more crazy troops and cunning plans.

Also he's a pretty badass fighter on the taletop as well.


"Squealer" for Shin Sekai Yori.

A "ratfolk" given the luck to encounter the main characters in their youth, saved by them from his savage feudal queen, and driven by that encounter to invent and agressively spread the idea of democracy to his people. A stunning sub-character who turns out to be the ultimate poster villain for "progress at any cost!" And he never was entirely wrong in his endeavour, his goals merely put him at direct odds with the main characters.

Its a rat, who tried to kill an army of gods, an nearly succeeded.

his last sentences are chilling once you realise the context of the series.


Vergil from devil may cry 3.

Hes also rather imposing in devil may cry 1. Though it takes a while to realise who he is. Damned flying sword attacks for all over the place.

He's just as badass as Dante. Nuff said.

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