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* ''Goners'', by Jacob Semahn et al.: [[BigBad Seph]], also known as the Dragon and the Lilin, is an ancient succubus yearning to possess an enchanted [[SpellBook grimoire]] that would allow her to control reality itself. [[DemonicPossession Possessing]] a member of the magical Latimer family and passing off an innocent young girl to be punished in her place, Seph mothers a half-demon, half-human through Raleigh Latimer before having both the parents killed thirteen years later. Seph orchestrates a complete purge of the Latimer bloodline and has every member of the family and everyone connected to them murdered--in one case having a birthday party hosted for the otherwise-normal Gail slaughtered down to the [[WouldHurtAChild children]] and having their corpses morbidly posed to greet Gail--and eventually raises her minions to start completely massacring their way through King's Bluff to get at her son Josiah, leading to hundreds of casualties. Once Seph finally reaches the boy, Seph turns him into a demon she christens Ammon before trying to have him slaughter his own sister as a passage of anointment.


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* ''Franchise/JamesBond'', by Creator/WarrenEllis for Creator/DynamiteComics:
** [[MadScientist Slaven Kurjak]], from the first arc, ''VARGR'', seems to be a respected Serbian inventor, but in actuality is a former worker at [[POWCamp concentration camps]] during the [[TheYugoslavWars Kosovo War]]. Longing to replicate the series of [[TortureTechnician contained tortures and experiments]] on an unprecedented scale, Kurjak starts peddling a flesh-eating drug throughout Britain as a test pool, resulting in countless lives being agonizingly lost to the drug. Once ousted, Kurjak [[BadBoss slaughters the totality of his own staff]] and gloats to Bond as he leaves him to die in a decontamination chamber that his intention is to turn the entire world into a grand system of horrific torture and cruelty, where he and other like-minded {{sadist}}s can slake their thirst for hurting people with full impunity.
** ''Hammerhead'' {{Spinoff}}, by Andy Diggle & Luca Casalanguida: Victoria Hunt intends to usurp her father's company and take the railgun project Hammerhead for her own by [[{{Patricide}} having her father murdered]]. Secretly the underworld mastermind "Kraken", Victoria seduces Bond and arranges a [[NukeEm nuke to be delivered to Yemen to be detonated there]]. When this fails, Victoria opts to nuke London to wipe the city and everyone in it off the map while blackmailing Britain's allies to fall behind her in a resurgent British Empire. Upon seeing the approach of British forces, Victoria has Hammerhead simply begin vaporizing all of them, intending to rule the world from the shadows in a brutal regime.


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* ''Lady Killer'', by Joelle Jones et al.: Irving is an elderly assassin who assists heroine Josie Schuller in defeating and escaping from the brutal assassin leader Stenholm. Upon confronting Stenholm himself, Irving [[ColdBloodedTorture tortures him to death]] before fleeing. Later teaming up with Josie to go into the assassination business as partners, Irving is revealed to an escaped criminal from UsefulNotes/NaziGermany whose real name is [[DeadlyDoctor Dr. Reinhardt]]. In Germany, Reinhardt would take payment from men, women and [[WouldHurtAChild children]] seeking to flee the country before murdering them by injecting them with what he said was vaccines, but was actually cyanide. He would store the corpses in his basement while he robbed their belongings. A revolted Josie attempts to break their partnership, only for Irving to murder her husband's boss to show he's not playing around. When Josie reiterates her desire for him to leave, Irving attempts to attack her home to kill her and her husband and children if they get caught in his path.


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* ''ComicBook/MegaMan'' (Archie): [[AliensAreBastards Ra Moon]] in a [[AIIsACrapshoot sinister AI]] who crash-landed on Earth centuries ago with aspirations of control. Manipulating an ancient civilization into worshipping it--and even establishing [[HumanSacrifice bloody ritual sacrifice]] in its name-- Ra Moon eventually [[YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness tires of its slaves and decimates the entire civilization]] whilst sealing itself underground. Upon returning from dormancy in the present day and being found by Dr. Wily, Ra Moon placidly provides for Wily's conquests before betraying the doctor and revealing its intention to [[OmnicidalManiac scour the planet of both humans and robots alike]], unleashing a global {{EMP}} wave and causing [[BigBlackout worldwide catastrophe]]. Intending on powering up its wave to boil out the brains of any humans it hasn't already killed, Ra Moon's response to resistance is to turn Wily's own creation against him and order it to start maiming Dr. Wily before murdering him, and brainwashing every Robot Master that stands against it.
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* ''ComicBook/NeilGaimansTeknophage'': [[VillainProtagonist Mr. Henry Phage]] is a sophisticated, sadistic, and megalomaniacal [[ReptilesAreAbhorrent dinosaur]] with a [[SoulEating sweet tooth for souls]]. Having been born an evolution called a "Teknophage" to his Tyrannosaurus Rex parents, Phage soon gained sentience and the ability to not only devour the souls of his kills, but also [[DimensionLord travel through time and space]] with his telekinetic abilities. Using these and his godlike intelligence, Phage began cultivating civilization on various worlds, bringing their native species to great achievements through his influence, only to tear it all down and turn the worlds into hellholes of tyranny. Under Phage's rule, innocents are tortured and taken apart both [[ColdBloodedTorture physically]] and [[MindRape psychologically]], turned into food for [[IAteWhat unsuspecting citizens]], worked to death as slaves, and [[BodyHorror chemically dissolved]], with their souls being turned into Phage's obedient soldiers. Phage himself indulges in eating people then leaving them alive to be slowly digested inside him, [[BadBoss slaughtering his own henchmen for the pettiest of slights]], and ultimately plans to traverse the universe and [[OmnicidalManiac turn it all into his own buffet of meat and souls]]. The devourer of thousands of worlds, the slayer of billions of innocents, and [[FauxAffablyEvil a master of manipulation and charm]], Henry Phage was truly a monster both inside and out.
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* ''ComicBook/TheLoneWarrior'': [[ArchEnemy The Dictator's Shadow]] is a {{supervillain}} and [[ThoseWackyNazis Nazi spymaster]] in the United States. First seen berating [[StarterVillain Herr Kampf]] for failing to destroy a military base's armory, he then has Kampf infiltrate a mock battle exercise as one side to massacre the other. When [[TheHero the Lone Warrior]] shows up to capture Kampf, the Shadow leaves him in a gas chamber, the first of many {{death trap}}s the spymaster would put our hero in. Escaping capture when this operation is busted, the Shadow tries to acquire a machine that can permanently shut down any motor, subjecting its inventor to ColdBloodedTorture to get it. After testing the machine on a fleet of airplanes, killing almost everybody aboard, the Shadow has his TortureTechnician kill his captive by [[CruelAndUnusualDeath burning his skin off]]. He then leads a land invasion of Washington, D.C., crashing many more planes in the process. The Warrior shows up to stop the Shadow, but the latter tries to melt him with lava while FakingTheDead via [[CastingAShadow creating a false shadow]] to escape. He then purchases a race of giants from UsefulNotes/TheGestapo to use as SlaveMooks in an assassination campaign against the American military high command. When the Lone Warrior tries to stop the murder, the Shadow speeds up the process by having the giants drive the generals out of a meeting so he can gun them down himself. When this fails, he [[BadBoss leaves the giants to be slaughtered]] while [[DirtyCoward he tries to escape]].


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* ''Literature/TheSpider'': Although many of Richard Wentworth's adversaries in the Creator/DynamiteComics revival written by David Liss lack anything resembling redeeming characteristics, many of them go above and beyond:
** [[ArcVillain Anput]] is an Egyptian terrorist who attacks New York City to strike terror among the populace. Stealing a toxin from Wentworth Industries and reformatting it into a [[DeadlyGas gas]] capable of [[ZombifyTheLiving turning people into zombies]], Anput starts indiscriminately bombing populated areas with the gas, converting many peopleó[[WouldHurtAChild children included]]--into mindless, shambling zombies that tear apart anything they come across. Anput tops herself by gassing Citi Field and reducing tens of thousands to the undead, and later attacks Richard's friend and love interest Nita for the sole purpose of hurting him. Although Anput espouses that she's out to purify the city of wrongdoers like the Spider himself, [[NotSoWellIntentionedExtremist any and all pretense of good intentions quickly evaporates]] when Anput's true goal is revealed to be to gas Wall Street and make a solid profit out of the fallout, uncaring about the thousands she's poisoned as a mere distraction and the gigantic blow to the economy she plans on causing so long as [[{{Greed}} she can get rich from it]].
** Lazarus is a particularly depraved small-time criminal and one-shot rogue of the Spider with an especially disturbed MO. An unassuming, chubby man who lives in a small, underground apartment by day, Lazarus indulges in his compulsions by regularly purchasing tetrodotoxin and using it to poison the elderly multiple times a week, resulting in them being [[AndIMustScream paralyzed]] and BuriedAlive-- whereupon Lazarus [[{{Sadist}} masturbates]] to [[LovesTheSoundOfScreaming their screams]] to be let out. Once he's cut off from his selection of usual victims, Lazarus poisons the police commissioner in vengeful frustration and decides to start targeting younger women to bury alive in his own apartment, noting with a special glee that his first victim has a husband and family and treating the whole affair as nothing more than a casual hobby of his.
** The Lawgiver, real name [[spoiler:Joe Hilt]], is a self-righteous KnightTemplar and a [[spoiler:disillusioned former cop]] who decides to start [[CopKiller murdering New York's law enforcement]] for a chance to spite the Spider. Teaming up with the Fly, a [[ChaosIsEvil villainous anarchist]], the Lawgiver slaughters many of the city's cops before eventually resorting to [[ThereIsNoKillLikeOverkill collapsing a six-story building to murder a bar full of officers--and over 100 innocent civilians with him]]. The Lawgiver's master stroke is to kidnap the police commissioner, Kirkpatrick, before bombing the ensuing meet held by the city's police department and government to take out both the law enforcement and governance in one fell swing, planning to hand off New York to the Fly to turn it into a cesspool of chaos and rampant crime. The Lawgiver is a narcissist driven by spite, anger, and a craving to hurt Richard Wentworth, and proves to be little more than a pathetic, groveling snake once the cards are turned against him. Even in a world of terrorists, murderers, and more, the contemptuous [[spoiler:nobody of a detective]] still manages to become one of the most evil people to ever combat the Spider.
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* ''ComicBook/WillEisnersWonderMan'': [[BigBad General Attilla]] is the dictator of [[{{Qatar}} Tatonia]]. When a rebellion crops up, he redirects the majority of his nation's food supply to the military and orders refugees massacred to put it down. Bombing a Red Cross hospital, Attilla's goons hold a couple wealthy socialites volunteering there for ransom, [[ILied despite never intending to release them]]. After [[TheHero Wonder Man]] thwarts the general's plans, he plots to [[WarForFunAndProfit start another war]] to regain control.

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* ''ComicBook/WillEisnersWonderMan'': [[BigBad General Attilla]] is the dictator of [[{{Qatar}} [[{{Qurac}} Tatonia]]. When a rebellion crops up, he redirects the majority of his nation's food supply to the military and orders refugees massacred to put it down. Bombing a Red Cross hospital, Attilla's goons hold a couple wealthy socialites volunteering there for ransom, [[ILied despite never intending to release them]]. After [[TheHero Wonder Man]] thwarts the general's plans, he plots to [[WarForFunAndProfit start another war]] to regain control.
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* ''Dark Gods'' by Justin Jordan, German Erramouspe, et al.: The [[NoNameGiven unnamed]] [[CorruptCorporateExecutive CEO]] is a [[ChaoticEvil chaos-loving sadist]] determined to unleash the [[SnakesAreSinister serpent god Tiamat]]. The CEO uses his social media company to subtly drive dozens of people insane across America, using them to commit various atrocities from mall shootings to burning themselves and others alive. The CEO, after [[BadBoss butchering dozens of his employees with demonic forces]], drives several members of the Storm insane and kills them. Even when captured and beaten, the CEO reveals he has arranged for Tiamat to be released onto the planet, and plans to enjoy the view as [[ChaosIsEvil she brings destruction and death across the planet]].


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* ''Radio/TheShadow: The Fire of Creation'': In this first arc of the Creator/DynamiteComics revival, [[ArcVillain Taro Kondo]], a war criminal who took part in atrocities at the [[UsefulNotes/SecondSinoJapaneseWar Rape of Nanking]], develops a niche for himself as a spymaster and criminal overseas while his brother is dispatched by the Shadow in the US. [[LackOfEmpathy Dismissing his brother without a thought]], Kondo leads an expedition to secure uranium for the Japanese empire while providing young girls to his superior to rape at his leisure and leading his men to massacre an entire village as a diversion. When he has the ship the Shadow and his allies are on sunk, Kondo promptly orders any survivors to be gunned down and later betrays and murders his own allies. Faking the uraniumís potency to force his superior to commit {{seppuku}} in failure, Kondo briefly taunts him with the truth before [[OffWithHisHead beheading him]] and promises to pay a "visit" to the man's daughters himself before he sells the uranium to the highest bidder.
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* ''Bushido: Way of the Warrior'', by Rob Levin, Jessada Sutthi, et al.: The [[NoNameGiven unnamed vampire lord]] is the [[BigBad leader]] of a clan of ravenous vampires who attack Japan. Initiating bloody massacres all over the island and ordering the attempted assassination of the Shogun through his right-hand [[DarkActionGirl Raven]], the vampire lord attacks the wedding between the Shogun's daughter Mitsuko and Orochi, aiming to slaughter everyone there. After turning Orochi into a vampire, the vampire lord seduces Orochi into embracing his hunger and bringing Mitsuko to him to barter with her life in exchange for Japan. The vampire lord's ultimate goal, after reducing the population of Japan into cattle for him and his clan to hunt to their heart's content, is to sail out and devour all humanity, establishing an immortal vampiric empire with himself as its epicenter.
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* ''[=InSEXts=]'', by Creator/MargueriteBennett et al.: The Hag is an ancient monster who [[{{Sadist}} savors human suffering]] more than anything. In Victorian times, the Hag contracts with Lalita "Lady" Bertram's cruel husband to help her run a brothel where women are [[SexSlave forced into slavery]] so the Hag can preside over their pain. [[SerialKiller Murdering women and girls]] on the streets of London, the Hag also frequently commands her slaves to hurt each other while having sex [[ForTheEvulz for her amusement]]. When heroines Lady and her lover Mariah manage to track the Hag down, she dominates the mind of Lady's former sister-in-law to have her kill Lady's [[WouldHurtAChild infant son]] and announces her intention to massacre everyone in the brothel to escape, before trying to MindRape Lady and her friends with visions of their worst fear. Flashbacks demonstrate that the Hag has been murdering and torturing for a long time, having chosen of her own volition to become a monster long ago.



** As for the Übers, [[PersonOfMassDestruction Markus Jung]], codename Siegfried, is one of only 3 battleship-class Übers, which are even stronger than the regular tank-class Übers. Violent and brutal, Markus murdered his first Jewish man as a [[EnfantTerrible young boy]]. As an adult, Markus is a brutal {{sadist}}, butchering unarmed prisoners of war and civilians alike. [[EvenEvilHasStandards Despised by his two fellow Battleships]], Markus takes sheer delight in violence and commits war crimes with a massive grin on his face, showing why he is Hitler's favorite soldier.

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** As for Among the Übers, Nazi Übers themselves, Markus "[[{{Sadist}} Siegfried]]" Jung is the worst--and, as one of only 3 ultra-powerful battleships, [[PersonOfMassDestruction Markus Jung]], codename Siegfried, is one of only 3 battleship-class Übers, which are even stronger than the regular tank-class Übers. Violent and brutal, Markus murdered his first Jewish man as a most powerful]]. A [[AxCrazy sadistic psychopath]] fully devoted to the Nazi regime, Markus, [[EnfantTerrible young boy]]. As an adult, while a child]], once murdered a Jewish man [[ForTheEvulz for fun]], growing up into a [[SociopathicSoldier savage war criminal]] who targets civilians in his attacks. When the Red Army is defeated at Berlin, Markus is a brutal {{sadist}}, butchering unarmed executes thousands upon thousands of prisoners of before resuming his place on the front lines where he leads his men to more war crimes. Markus initially spearheads the invasion into America, attacking Washington, D.C. by annihilating the White House and recrafting it into a gigantic swastika. Markus proceeds to lay waste to all in his path in America, killing soldiers and civilians alike. Vile enough that even when dying agonizingly, his fellow Über Siegmund [[EvenEvilHasStandards Despised by coldly leaves him to his two fellow Battleships]], fate]], Markus takes sheer delight in violence and commits war crimes with a massive grin on his face, showing misses no chance to show why he is Hitler's favorite soldier.
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* ''Jeremiah Harm'', by Keith Giffen, Alan Grant, et al.: Dak Moira, an educated, vicious MadArtist, is the ArchEnemy of [[AntiHero Jeremiah Harm]] and the most dangerous criminal in the universe. Staging a breakout of the penal colony he's imprisoned in alongside his cohorts Ayamo Skyver and Brune S'maze, Dak destroys the prison, killing thousands, before making his way to the Bronx. Seeking the Basal Shard underneath the city, Dak has Brune enshroud half of the Bronx in a [[DeadlyGas noxious cloud]] meant to slowly suffocate everyone to death to clear the way, and sends Ayamo to start [[ImAHumanitarian cannibalizing]] random people in the street to deter Harm once he learns he's in pursuit. Casually murdering people on his own and ordering dozens of innocent people horribly dissolved alive by Brune once a cashier misinterprets his orders, Dak eventually reveals his goal to simply [[OmnicidalManiac obliterate the entire universe]] as an act of cosmic murder-suicide, simply to create what he feels is the perfect artistic masterpiece of murder. [[OffWithHisHead Decapitating]] [[BadBoss Ayamo]] to use her blood to gain entrance to the Basal Chamber, Dak happily announces his intention to torture Harm's human friends to death before killing everything else. A self-styled artisan with thousands of bodies to his name and desiring countless trillions more to follow suit, Dak's posh facade merely guises a blood-hungry sociopath who commits murder simply for fun.
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* ''ComicBook/{{Reyn}}'': [[BigBad Brother M'Thall]] is a prominent figure of the [[TheReptilians Venn]] race who holds a grudge against humanity. After M'Thall and the Venn invade ''Fate'' with the intent of stealing from the humans, M'Thall is blindsided by the humans' resistance when they start fighting off the Venn. Desperate, he set off a bomb that triggered the [[CataclysmBackstory Great Cataclysm]] and nearly wiped out all of humanity. When M'Thall and the Venn wake up after hibernating for hundreds of years, M'Thall uses his forces to enslave most of the humans or convince them to work alongside him. When [[TheHero Reyn]] appears and causes trouble for the Venn right when M'Thall is nearly finished building a weapon that will destroy all of Fate for good, he sends his forces after him and [[{{Deuteragonist}} Seph]], hell-bent on killing both of them and anyone who gets in his way. He later kidnaps Seph and holds her hostage as bait, where he spends his time explaining how [[EvilGloating he wiped out almost all of humanity and rules over the humans now]]. Even after Reyn willingly gives M'Thall a component that will help him finish the weapon, M'Thall refuses to give up Seph, and instead tries to kill Reyn.
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* ''ComicBook/{{Witchblade}}'': Madeline Desormeaux, despite only appearing in 2 issues, is as bad as the comic gets. She was once an appalling {{sadist}} with a sick fascination for [[ColdBloodedTorture torturing and dismembering]] her slaves, then putting them back together in grotesque ways where they suffered until death. After the escape of a [[WouldHurtAChild little boy]] whose [[EyeScream eyes]] and [[MouthStitchedShut mouth]] she had stitched shut escaped, Madeline ultimately died. However, even this would not keep her evil from infecting the land, cursing all of her former victims to wander in agony until the day her wicked soul is destroyed for good. When Dani shows up to put the slaves' souls to rest, Madeline gleefully attempts to [[TongueTrauma tear her tongue out]], proclaiming her plans to torture her due to her fraternization with the "filth" of her former slaves.
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