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* ''ComicBook/JudgeDredd'': As a {{police state}} {{after the end}}, the {{dystopia}} of [[{{MegaCity}} Mega-City One]] is [[ViceCity not a great place to live]], and Judge Dredd himself is an AntiHero. That said, these characters are [[BlackAndGrayMorality much worse]]. ** [[NamesToRunAwayFrom Judge Death]], the leader of the Dark Judges, is Judge Dredd's {{evil counterpart}} and [[ArchEnemy arch-enemy]]. While all the Dark Judges (Death, Fear, Fire, and Mortis) are nasty pieces of work, Death is the only one who was shown as pure evil while alive. Born Sidney [[MeaningfulName De'ath]] on an alternate Earth, he [[SelfMadeOrphan killed his whole family]] (but not before inheriting his [[DepravedDentist father's]] love of [[ColdBloodedTorture torture]]), starting a career as a [[JudgeJuryAndExecutioner Judge]] so he and his followers could [[HangingJudge kill people for any excuse they can think of]]. Death made living a crime on his home world and destroyed it, becoming an [[EvilMakesYouMonstrous undead monstrosity]] who seeks to spread the power of the grave to as many worlds as he can. This includes the conquest of Mega-City One and killing off sixty million of its inhabitants during his rule over the "Necropolis"; killing, torturing, and [[ImAHumanitarian cannibalizing]] victims with the Sisters of Death (calling it "an acquired taste in unspeakable acts of depravity"); [[MindRape mind raping]] unfortunate people to kill others for him; [[WouldHurtAChild slaughtering his way through orphan shelters and maternity wards]] just to piss off Judge Anderson and lure her into a trap; and [[NukeEm disintegrating Las Vegas with a nuclear missile]]. Death always returns to destroy any life he can, {{sadist}}ically murdering those who cross his path while [[OmnicidalManiac seeking the destruction of all that lives]]. ** ''The Apocalypse War'' storyline: War Marshal "[[RedBaron Mad Dog]]" [[DragonInChief Kazan]] is the [[GeneralRipper downright psychotic leader]] of the armed forces of East Meg One. Together with the Diktatorat, the three-man ruling council of that Sov-Block MegaCity, he cold-bloodedly planned the Apocalypse War for ''years'', knowing full well that it would result in the deaths of hundreds of millions, including tens of millions from his own city, and that was the ''best case scenario'' (Supreme Judge Bulgrarin and Judge Snekov of the Diktatorat are okay with this, while Judge Vlad has qualms). Kazan led the ground invasion of Mega City One after the nuclear attack already wiped out its entire southern half, killing millions more and enslaving the conquered people. He has the Diktatorat [[TheStarscream assassinated]] and [[KlingonPromotion declares himself Supreme Judge]] to claim sole credit for victory in the war and to gain power. Kazan also has a habit of [[BadBoss treating the men under his command horribly]], sending soldiers who fail their mission to Siberia without winter clothing, forcing his second-in-command--who inadvertently cost him victory by allowing Judge Dredd to escape--to play a daily game of RussianRoulette until his death, and executing one of his generals for merely suggesting surrender after Kazan's war of conquest is clearly lost. Determined to perpetuate the destructive conflict for his own glory and against the wishes of his war-weary men, his final words after Dredd executes him with the co-operation of Kazan's soldiers is that [[IRegretNothing he regrets nothing he's done]]. ** ''Judgement Day'' storyline: [[EvilSorcerer Sabbat the Necromagus]] is a powerful and immortal {{necromancer}} with an affinity for the dead who wants to [[OmnicidalManiac wipe out all life]]. When he was known as the human Soppi Walters on a planet in the ''ComicBook/StrontiumDog'' universe, he killed a friendly witch to get access to her books on BlackMagic, first using it to turn a school bully into a lifeless pet so he could torment him for eternity. He proceeded to kill everyone on his homeworld before moving on to other planets, using the corpses as his [[NightOfTheLivingMooks undead army]] for eventual galactic conquest. When [[BountyHunter Johnny Alpha]] tracks him down, Sabbat travels to Earth's past so he can [[RetGone erase Alpha's timeline]] by creating a ZombieApocalypse to destroy humanity. He also causes planes to instantly crash all around the globe to quarantine the cities from each other. He succeeds at murdering three billion people and wiping out five {{Mega Cit|y}}ies. He later captures Judge Dredd's strike team and proceeds to slowly torture them to death, assuring them that they'll be the last living humans on the planet when he finally extinguishes their lives.
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* ''ComicBook/JudgeDredd'': As a {{police state}} {{after the end}}, PoliceState AfterTheEnd, the {{dystopia}} of [[{{MegaCity}} Mega-City One]] is [[ViceCity not a great place to live]], and Judge Dredd himself is an AntiHero. That said, these characters are [[BlackAndGrayMorality much worse]]. ** [[NamesToRunAwayFrom [[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast Judge Death]], the leader of the Dark Judges, is Judge Dredd's {{evil counterpart}} EvilCounterpart and [[ArchEnemy arch-enemy]].ArchEnemy. While all the Dark Judges (Death, Fear, Fire, and Mortis) are nasty pieces of work, Death is the only one who was shown as pure evil while alive. Born Once a bloodthirsty boy named Sidney [[MeaningfulName De'ath]] on an alternate Earth, he [[SelfMadeOrphan killed his whole family]] (but not before inheriting adopted his [[DepravedDentist insane father's]] philosophy and love of [[ColdBloodedTorture torture]]), starting torture]] before [[SelfMadeOrphan murdering his whole family]]. He started a career as a [[JudgeJuryAndExecutioner Judge]] {{Judge|JuryAndExecutioner}} so that he and his followers could [[HangingJudge kill people for any excuse they can think of]]. Death made living of]], but eventually murders his Chief Judge to seize control and [[AllCrimesAreEqual make life itself a crime crime]] on his home world homeworld. At the same time he allows two evil witches, the Sisters of Death, to transform him and destroyed it, becoming an his lieutenants into [[EvilMakesYouMonstrous undead monstrosity]] who seeks to spread monstrosities]] hellbent on spreading the power of the grave to as many worlds as he they can. This includes His subsequent actions include the conquest of Mega-City One and killing off sixty 60 million of its inhabitants during his rule over the "Necropolis"; killing, torturing, and [[ImAHumanitarian cannibalizing]] victims with the Sisters of Death (calling it "an acquired taste in unspeakable acts of depravity"); [[MindRape mind raping]] ''Necropolis'' storyline; [[BrainwashedAndCrazy brainwashing unfortunate people people]], like Judge Kraken during ''Necropolis'', to kill others for him; in his name, [[AndIMustScream fully aware of what they're doing]]; turning Chief Judge Silver into a pet zombie that he could torture indefinitely; [[WouldHurtAChild slaughtering his way through orphan shelters and maternity wards]] just to piss off Judge Anderson and lure her into a trap; using Anderson's body to spread a psychic plague in the mega city; and [[NukeEm disintegrating wiping Las Vegas off the map with a nuclear missile]].missile. Death always returns to destroy any life he can, {{sadist}}ically murdering those who cross his path while [[OmnicidalManiac seeking the destruction of all that lives]]. ** ''The Apocalypse War'' storyline: War Marshal "[[RedBaron Mad Dog]]" [[DragonInChief Kazan]] is the [[GeneralRipper downright psychotic leader]] of the armed forces of East Meg East-Meg One. Together with the Diktatorat, the three-man ruling council of that Sov-Block MegaCity, he cold-bloodedly planned the Apocalypse War for ''years'', years, knowing full well that it would result in the deaths of hundreds of millions, including tens up to 12 percent of millions from his East-Meg One’s own city, and that was population in the ''best case scenario'' (Supreme Judge Bulgrarin and first hour alone. [[note]]In the Diktatorat, Judge Snekov of the Diktatorat are seems okay with this, while this; Judge Vlad has qualms). thinks the people should be informed; while Supreme Judge Bulgarin responds "What have '''they''' got to to with it?"[[/note]]. After a Sov agent, Orlok the Assassin, had contaminated Mega-City One’s water, leading to rampant block war and softening up Mega-City one for a nuclear attack, Kazan led the ground invasion of Mega City One after the nuclear attack already wiped out its entire southern half, invasion, killing millions more and enslaving the conquered people. He has the Diktatorat [[TheStarscream assassinated]] and [[KlingonPromotion declares himself Supreme Judge]] to claim sole credit for victory in the war and to gain power. Kazan also has a habit of [[BadBoss treating the men under his command horribly]], such as sending soldiers who fail their mission to Siberia without winter clothing, clothing; forcing his second-in-command--who inadvertently cost him victory by allowing Judge Dredd to escape--to escape [[note]]and "only" got demoted from Judge because of his long service to Kazan[[/note]]--to play a daily game of RussianRoulette until his death, death; and executing one of his generals for merely suggesting surrender after Kazan's war of conquest is clearly lost. Determined to perpetuate the destructive conflict for his own glory and against the wishes of his war-weary men, Kazan's only worry once Dredd and his men [[NuclearOption turn East-Meg One’s nukes against it]] is that it's '''his''' city. His final words after Dredd executes him with the co-operation cooperation of Kazan's soldiers is soldiers--including the aforementioned second-in-command, who frees Dredd and his men from ColdBloodedTorture--is that [[IRegretNothing he regrets nothing he's done]]. and apologizes for nothing]]. ** ''Judgement ''Judgment Day'' storyline: [[BlondGuysAreEvil Sabbat]] the [[EvilSorcerer Sabbat the Necromagus]] is a powerful and immortal {{necromancer}} with an affinity for the dead who who, despite a [[LaughablyEvil dark sense of humor]], wants to [[OmnicidalManiac wipe out all life]]. When to, as he was known as says, "[[OmnicidalManiac kill the human Soppi Walters world]]". Originally, on a planet in the ''ComicBook/StrontiumDog'' universe, he killed was the [[FromNobodyToNightmare human Soppi Walters]]. After being bullied one day, a friendly witch offered to get access to help him, but she wouldn’t let him see her books on BlackMagic, so he killed her. He first used the magic using it to turn a school bully into a lifeless pet pet, [[AndIMustScream leaving his mind intact]], so he could torment him for eternity. He proceeded to kill everyone all 2 billion settlers on his homeworld before moving on to other planets, the planet of Bethsheba, using the corpses as his [[NightOfTheLivingMooks undead army]] for eventual galactic conquest. When [[BountyHunter Johnny Alpha]] tracks him down, Sabbat travels to Earth's past so he can [[RetGone erase Alpha's timeline]] by creating a ZombieApocalypse to destroy humanity. He also causes planes to instantly crash all around the globe to quarantine the cities from each other. He succeeds at murdering three billion people and wiping out five {{Mega Cit|y}}ies. Cit|y}}ies; 2 billion people, who may or may not be part of the aforementioned 3 billion, are [[ItsTheOnlyWayToBeSure victims of nukes used so Sabbat can't raise the corpses]]. He later captures Judge Dredd's strike team and proceeds to [[ColdBloodedTorture slowly torture them to death, death]], assuring them that they'll be the last living humans on the planet when he finally extinguishes their lives.

* ''ComicBook/TheUnfunnies'': Troy Hicks intentionally turns a cartoon world into a horrifying CrapsackWorld [[ForTheEvulz for shits and giggles.]] He knows they're not just drawings, since he switched places with a poor sucker from that world to escape death row, where he was on due to his being a child molester/killer.
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* ''ComicBook/TheUnfunnies'': Troy Hicks intentionally turns Hicks, the VillainProtagonist of this MatureAnimalStory, is a cartoon world into a horrifying CrapsackWorld [[ForTheEvulz for shits [[WouldHurtAChild pedophilic]] SerialKiller who escapes from death row by using occultism to contact, and giggles.]] He knows they're not just drawings, since he switched [[FreakyFridayFlip switch places with]], one of the characters in his FunnyAnimal comic strip. Troy proceeds to use the [[GodIsEvil omnipotence he possesses within the strip]] to [[CrapsaccharineWorld commit and instigate atrocities]], intending to continue doing so for all eternity, knowing that no one and nothing can stop him. He's last seen [[TheBadGuyWins walking off into the sunset]] with a poor sucker from that world to escape death row, where couple's newborn baby while the toon he was on due to his being a child molester/killer.tricked into swapping lives with him is brutalized and executed.
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* ''ComicBook/NemesisTheWarlock'': [[BigBad Tomas de Torquemada]], the Grand Master of the [[ANaziByAnyOtherName Nazi-like]] [[TheEmpire Termight/Terran Empire]], rules humanity with the creed of "Be Pure! Be Vigilant! Behave!" Having seized control by usurping his own brother and locking him in a madhouse with a disfigured face, then leading campaigns that [[FantasticRacism kill billions upon billions of aliens]], Torquemada tortures and murders countless humans as well for simply thinking things he disagrees with, or just to make sure they're not aliens anyways. Torquemada provokes a war and sabotages peace between humanity and aliens so he'll have an excuse to wipe them all out. Despite his rhetoric, Torquemada is a {{hypocrite}} who thinks nothing of using alien energies and life force to keep himself alive by murdering them. On one planet, upon hearing them sing a song of national pride, Torquemada snaps and begins gunning the room down. Even when sent to the past, Torquemada's actions [[EvenEvilHasStandards horrify even]] the ''original'' [[UsefulNotes/TheSpanishInquisition Torquemada]], before Torquemada [[WouldHurtAChild murders Nemesis's young son Thoth]]. When he overthrows a rival, Torquemada's murder of him is a torture far too graphic to be shown, and when overthrown it takes seven whole days for the list of charges to be read against him. Upon escaping, Torquemada attempts to activate his self-described "FinalSolution": a bomb to annihilate all aliens and any human who has ever come into contact with one.
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* ''ComicBook/NemesisTheWarlock'': [[BigBad [[KnightTemplar Tomas de Torquemada]], "the ultimate incarnation of human evil", is the [[BigBad Grand Master Master]] of the [[ANaziByAnyOtherName Nazi-like]] [[TheEmpire Termight/Terran Empire]], Nemesis's ArchEnemy, and proof that, while some AliensAreBastards, HumansAreTheRealMonsters. Even as a [[TeensAreMonsters teenager]], he wanted to kill aliens even before being enslaved for several years, a situation which only hardened his resolve. Currently, he rules humanity with the creed of "Be " Be Pure! Be Vigilant! Behave!" Having seized control by usurping his own brother and locking him in a madhouse with a disfigured face, then leading Torquemada leads campaigns that [[FantasticRacism kill billions upon billions of aliens]], Torquemada and tortures and murders countless humans as well just for simply thinking things he disagrees with, disagreeing with him, or just to make sure they're not aliens anyways. anyways; even his supposedly-beloved wife is basically discarded in favor of his crusade. He thinks nothing of having thousands of innocent people killed just to kill Nemesis, dismissing this as a "mere technicality." Torquemada provokes a war and sabotages peace between humanity and aliens so that he'll have an excuse to wipe them all out. Despite his rhetoric, Torquemada is a {{hypocrite}} who thinks nothing of using alien energies and life force to keep himself alive by murdering them. On one planet, upon hearing them sing a song of national pride, Torquemada snaps and begins gunning the room down. He also [[GrandTheftMe body jacks]] [[BodySurf numerous victims]]. Even when sent to the past, past (where he [[WouldHurtAChild puts a child in danger just to distract Nemesis]]), Torquemada's actions [[EvenEvilHasStandards [[HeelRealization horrify even]] the ''original'' [[UsefulNotes/TheSpanishInquisition Torquemada]], one of his earlier incarnations [[note]]Others include [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peter_the_Hermit Peter the Hermit]], [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Matthew_Hopkins Matthew Hopkins]], UsefulNotes/MaximilienRobespierre, [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Chivington John Chivington]], and UsefulNotes/AdolfHitler.[[/note]], before Torquemada [[WouldHurtAChild murders [[spoiler:murders Nemesis's young son Thoth]]. When he overthrows a rival, Torquemada's murder of him is a torture [[GoryDiscretionShot far too graphic to be shown, and when overthrown it takes seven whole days for the list of charges shown]]. Torquemada even uses an alien to be read [[FalseFlagOperation kill people, including his own men, hoping to turn humanity against him. Upon escaping, Nemesis]]. In the end, Torquemada attempts to activate his self-described "FinalSolution": a bomb to [[KillEmAll annihilate all aliens and any human who has ever come into contact with one.one]].
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* ''ComicBook/ElfQuest'': ** Guttlekraw (the only entry here to have only appeared in the original run), the ancient king of the mountain trolls, is a slaver, torturer, and tyrant who set the standard for true evil in the world of Two Moons. After trolls caused the crash of the elven castle, Guttlekraw set up his kingdom near the ruins to catch wayward elves. The first victims he caught were three elven children he forced to mine out tunnels with magic; he [[WouldHurtAChild mutilated]] them to force obedience. His rival Greymung would later rebel and lead trolls away from the frozen lands, but Guttlekraw ordered an attack on the rebels where those not butchered were enslaved in the iron mines. He personally devoured Greymung alive. Coming into conflict with the Wolfriders and Go-backs, Guttlekraw sent his soldiers out to murder the children while their parents attacked. While ultimately slain, we learn that he had the elven castle encased in iron to spite the elves should he ever fall. ** [[TheBaroness Winnowill]], the BigBad of the whole saga, is an ancient elf who rules Blue Mountain via fear and manipulation. When the Wolf Riders cross her path, Winnowill has one of them tortured and repeatedly attempts to manipulate or kill them, [[WouldHurtAChild not even leaving the children]] out of her schemes. Winnowill proceeds to manipulate the humans of the nearby area into attacking the Wolf Riders as well. Despite her [[FantasticRacism obsession with elfin purity]], Winnowill is revealed to have seduced a troll named Smelt, bearing a half-breed son named Two-Edge. Murdering Smelt, Winnowill has spent years [[AbusiveParents cruelly abusing her son]] and [[MindRape horribly damaging his mind]]. When she gets her hands on the ancient elven palace, Winnowill also attempts to exterminate her enemies with "impure" blood and later assists Grohmuul Djun in his brutal regime. Seemingly neutralized by her former lover Rayek trapping her soul within his own mind, Winnowill constantly attempts to drive him further into darkness or get himself killed to free her. ** Grohmuul Djun, Winnowill's brief partner, is a brutal warlord who oppresses his people and seeks to dominate all he sees. Having the architects of a special palace [[HeKnowsTooMuch murdered to keep it a secret]], the Djun declares himself the only true "[[AGodAmI higher power]]," and makes worship of any other punishable by death. To this end, he has Winnowill mutate his hounds into monsters, first demonstrating their savagery by kicking their keeper in to be devoured. The Djun then has them hunt down those who still hold to their old faith and devour them, with any attempts at rebellion publicly executed via "The Birds," a [[ColdBloodedTorture giant device that rips the victim in half]]. ** Angrif Djun, Grohmuul's equally vile offspring, attempts to murder his own sister and [[{{Patricide}} murders his own father]] to seize control of his now weakened domain. Angrif allies with other human domains, only to [[ChronicBackstabbingDisorder betray and destroy his allies]] once he has achieved his goals. Attacking an innocent village, Angrif puts it to the torch while having slaves taken from the able-bodied and the old, the women and [[WouldHurtAChild children]] murdered, while also attempting to exterminate the elves. When he is [[GroinAttack castrated]] in the battle by an elf warrior, Angrif kidnaps an elf healer's former lover with the intention of torturing her to force the healer to mend him. When she escapes, Angrif devotes the remainder of his life to building a massive fleet of ships to exterminate all elves and subjugate the world, destroying all that is "different."
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* ''Monster/StarTrek''
1st Jan '16 2:24:47 PM Willbyr
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* ''ComicBook/BackToBrooklyn'', by Creator/GarthEnnis and Jimmy Palmiotti: ** [[BigBad Paul "The Wall" Saetta]] is the hulking boss of the Saetta crime family and "The Man Who Owns Brooklyn." Paul's secret is he's a [[WouldHurtAChild serial pedophile and murderer]] in addition to his Mafia nastiness. When his brother Bob discovers a videotape of Paul raping and murdering a little boy, it [[EvenEvilHasStandards makes him disgusted enough]] to turn on Paul. In response, Paul [[CopKiller kills multiple police officers]] to [[IHaveYourWife kidnap Bob's family with the implication he will murder Bob's young son Michael if Bob crosses him]]. ** Churchill, Paul's [[TheDragon "pet psychopath,"]] is a dapper and eloquent gentleman who nevertheless seems to [[TheSociopath have no feeling]] towards anyone. When he tracks Bob to an old store Bob used to frequent, he tortures the elderly owner with a straight razor. After carving him to bits, Churchill has the place set on fire, informing the old man he can carry his bedridden wife out to save her after Churchill has left him in no shape to even walk. Churchill later captures Bob's best friend Vinnie and tortures him, only cutting it short with a bullet to the head when he realizes Vinnie will never betray Bob. It is also revealed Churchill is the one who set a deal with Russian mobsters to always provide Paul with immigrant boys. ** Penny Saetta, Bob's wife, is revealed in the final issue to match her brother-in-law for evil when she reveals to Bob [[WhamLine she participated in and did the filming for Paul's activities]]. Having only married Bob to be a gangster's wife and a self-described “dangerous bitch,” she happily joined in with Paul on his {{snuff film}}s. When Bob begs her to tell him she didn't involve their son, Penny comments she absolutely made the attempt (Paul just wasn’t interested) before mocking Bob for his morals.
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* ''ComicBook/BackToBrooklyn'', by Creator/GarthEnnis and Jimmy Palmiotti: ** ''ComicBook/BackToBrooklyn'': Even though [[BigBad Paul "The Wall" Saetta]] is the hulking boss of the Saetta a vicious Brooklyn crime family and "The Man Who Owns Brooklyn." Paul's secret is he's boss, as well as a [[WouldHurtAChild serial pedophile and murderer]] in addition to murderer]], and CopKiller, his Mafia nastiness. When [[spoiler:dying words]] are asking his brother Bob discovers a videotape of Paul raping and murdering a little boy, it [[EvenEvilHasStandards makes him disgusted enough]] [[CainAndAbel brother]], [[AntiHero Bob]], whom he has just fought, to turn on Paul. In response, Paul [[CopKiller kills multiple police officers]] [[EvenEvilHasLovedOnes look after their mother]]; he seems to [[IHaveYourWife kidnap Bob's family with the implication he will murder Bob's young son Michael if Bob crosses him]]. be sincere about this. The following duo, however, have no such redeeming qualities: ** Churchill, Paul's [[TheDragon "pet psychopath,"]] "[[TheDragon pet psychopath]]," is a dapper and eloquent gentleman who nevertheless seems to [[TheSociopath have no feeling]] towards anyone. When he tracks Bob to an old store Bob used to frequent, he tortures the elderly owner with a straight razor. After carving him to bits, Churchill has the place set on fire, informing the old man he can carry his bedridden wife out to save her after Churchill has left him in no shape to even walk. Churchill later captures Bob's best friend Vinnie and tortures him, only cutting it short with a bullet to the head when he realizes Vinnie will never betray Bob. It is also revealed Churchill is the one who set a deal with Russian mobsters to always provide Paul with immigrant boys. boys. ** Penny Saetta, Bob's wife, is revealed in the final issue to match her brother-in-law for evil when she reveals to Bob [[WhamLine she participated in and did the filming for Paul's activities]]. Having only married Bob to be a gangster's wife and a self-described “dangerous bitch,” "dangerous bitch," she happily joined in with Paul on his {{snuff film}}s. When Bob begs her to tell him she didn't involve their son, Penny comments she absolutely made the attempt (Paul just wasn’t interested) before mocking Bob for his morals.
27th Dec '15 1:56:05 AM SeptimusHeap
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[[TheSilverAgeOfComicBooks Remember when villains in]] ComicBooks were [[HarmlessVillain harmless thugs and pranksters]]? [[UsefulNotes/TheDarkAgeOfComicBooks These]] [[TheModernAgeOfComicBooks days]], [[CompleteMonster you'll find much worse]]. One of the marks of the [[UsefulNotes/TheDarkAgeOfComicBooks Iron Age]] of comics is the increasing spread of cannibalism or rape as a routine feature of supervillains. And if it's a Creator/GarthEnnis book, both [[RefugeInAudacity at the same time.]]
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[[TheSilverAgeOfComicBooks [[UsefulNotes/TheSilverAgeOfComicBooks Remember when villains in]] ComicBooks were [[HarmlessVillain harmless thugs and pranksters]]? [[UsefulNotes/TheDarkAgeOfComicBooks These]] [[TheModernAgeOfComicBooks days]], [[CompleteMonster you'll find much worse]]. One of the marks of the [[UsefulNotes/TheDarkAgeOfComicBooks Iron Age]] of comics is the increasing spread of cannibalism or rape as a routine feature of supervillains. And if it's a Creator/GarthEnnis book, both [[RefugeInAudacity at the same time.]]
14th Dec '15 3:42:07 PM Willbyr
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** The VampireMonarch [[BigBad Haigus]] is the object of Henry Baltimore's pursuit. When [[NiceJobBreakingItHero inadvertently awoken from his slumber by Baltimore]], Haigus spends time tormenting Baltimore turning his family into vampires and saving Baltimore's beloved wife for last. He leaves his wife for Baltimore to find, which forces him to destroy his family when they rise. Haigus spreads his plague throughout all of Europe, occasionally massacring entire villages and leaving the bodies strewn all over for Baltimore to find. He resumes his worship of [[EldritchAbomination the monstrous Red King]] and begins preparing the way for the Red King to return and obliterate the world of men. Haigus eventually tires from the endless pursuits and opts to die at Baltimore's hands, but takes delight knowing he's taken everything from him, and tries to murder Baltimore's only remaining friends before taunting Baltimore how he will never, ever know peace.
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** The comic version of VampireMonarch [[BigBad Haigus]] is the object of Henry Baltimore's pursuit. When [[NiceJobBreakingItHero inadvertently awoken from his slumber by Baltimore]], Haigus spends time tormenting Baltimore turning his family into vampires and saving Baltimore's beloved wife for last. He leaves his wife for Baltimore to find, which forces him to destroy his family when they rise. Haigus spreads his plague throughout all of Europe, occasionally massacring entire villages and leaving the bodies strewn all over for Baltimore to find. He resumes his worship of [[EldritchAbomination the monstrous Red King]] and begins preparing the way for the Red King to return and obliterate the world of men. Haigus eventually tires from the endless pursuits and opts to die at Baltimore's hands, but takes delight knowing he's taken everything from him, and tries to murder Baltimore's only remaining friends before taunting Baltimore how he will never, ever know peace.
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* ''ComicBook/{{Blacksad}}'': Ivo Statoc is a [[CorruptCorporateExecutive powerful businessman]] who serves as the [[BigBad primary villain]] of the first volume, ''Somewhere Within the Shadows''. Most of the other villains in the series get tragic backstories or redeeming traits, but Statoc is evil and depraved to the core. He made film star Natalia Wilford his mistress, but when he found out she cheated on him, he personally tortured her lover to death, killed Natalia in cold blood, [[ILoveTheDead had his way with her corpse]] afterwards, and [[ScrewTheRulesIHaveMoney threw money at it to make it go away]]. When one of his associates has had enough and tries to blackmail him with his crimes, Statoc arranges the man's death. Later, he taunts Blacksad by boasting that unlike his foe, he isn't limited by such [[VirtueIsWeakness silly things like ethics and moral scruples]], and is so succesful because of his coldbloodedness. The only thing that really interests him is pure, unadulterated power.
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* ''ComicBook/{{Blacksad}}'': ''ComicBook/{{Blacksad}}'': ** ''Somewhere Within the Shadows'': [[ScrewTheRulesIHaveMoney Ivo Statoc Statoc]] is a [[CorruptCorporateExecutive powerful businessman]] who serves as the [[BigBad primary villain]] villain of the this first volume, ''Somewhere Within the Shadows''.album. Most of the other villains in the series get tragic backstories or redeeming traits, but Statoc is evil and depraved to the core. He made film star Natalia Wilford his mistress, but when he found out she cheated on him, he personally tortured her lover to death, killed Natalia in cold blood, [[ILoveTheDead had his way with her corpse]] afterwards, and [[ScrewTheRulesIHaveMoney threw money at it to make it go away]]. When one of his associates has had enough and tries to blackmail him with his crimes, Statoc arranges the man's death. Later, he taunts Blacksad by boasting that unlike his foe, he isn't limited by such [[VirtueIsWeakness silly things like ethics and moral scruples]], and is so succesful successful because of his coldbloodedness. cold-bloodedness. The only thing that really interests him is pure, unadulterated power.power. ** ''Arctic Nation'': [[PoliticallyIncorrectVillain Huk]] is TheStarscream to Hans Karup, the leader of the [[TheKlan racist Arctic Nation]], of which Huk is the spokesman. Huk also inspires lynchings against [[FantasticRacism "black" animals]] and praises the lynchings in public as a defense of the noble "white race." While seemingly loyal to Hans Karup, Huk schemes to overthrow him and steal his wife in the bargain. During his affair with Karup's wife Jezabel, Huk has the daughter of Karup's black maid kidnapped to frame Karup (who is suspected to be a pedophile), but murders her mother when he decides she might talk. He then tricks Karup's followers into lynching him, taunting Karup he'll see to Karup's wife and then tries to hang Blacksad's friend, a journalist who'd been spying on Huk. Manipulating a harmless old crow into helping him, Huk decides to [[WouldHurtAChild murder the little girl]] as well and shoots his unwilling accomplice when he demands Huk save the girl from a burning building before leaving her to burn.

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* ''ComicBook/{{Blacksad}}'': Ivo Statoc is a [[CorruptCorporateExecutive powerful businessman]] who serves as ''ComicBook/{{Lanfeust}}'': Thanos was once the [[BigBad primary villain]] most brilliant student of the first volume, ''Somewhere Within the Shadows''. Most city of the other villains in the series get tragic backstories or redeeming traits, Eckmul, but Statoc is evil succumbed to a hunger for power and depraved cruelty. Becoming a pirate in service to the core. He made film star Natalia Wilford brutal Baron Averroes, his mistress, but when men would attack ships, slaughter and rob those aboard and rape the women they found. When he found out she cheated on him, he personally captured Lanfeust himself, Thanos tortured her lover to death, killed Natalia in cold blood, [[ILoveTheDead had him by slicing him open and [[EyeScream cutting his way eyes out]]. It is soon revealed that Thanos ''is'' Baron Averroes and intends to sack the city of Or-Azur with her corpse]] afterwards, and [[ScrewTheRulesIHaveMoney threw money at it to make it go away]]. the threat that there will soon be no virgins left in the city. When one of he conquers Eckmul, Thanos kills those who he thinks can oppose his associates has had enough rule, and tries [[IfYoureSoEvilEatThisKitten forces the heroine Cixi to blackmail him with kill Thanos's own brother]] by using her magic to [[CruelAndUnusualDeath boil his crimes, Statoc arranges blood in his body]]. Forcing the man's death. Later, he taunts Blacksad by boasting that unlike sages to serve him, Thanos threatens their families should they resist, and when hunting a vigilante opposing him, Thanos allows his foe, pet monsters to eat a random man in the crowd as a point. When he isn't limited by such [[VirtueIsWeakness silly things like ethics and moral scruples]], and finally faces Lanfeust for the fate of Eckmul, Thanos brags the reason he will win is so succesful because of his coldbloodedness. The only thing that really interests him [[CardCarryingVillain he is pure, unadulterated power.simply the most evil]].

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* ''ComicBook/{{Blacksad}}'': Ivo Statoc is a [[CorruptCorporateExecutive powerful businessman]] who serves as the ''ComicBook/NemesisTheWarlock'': [[BigBad primary villain]] Tomas de Torquemada]], the Grand Master of the first volume, ''Somewhere Within the Shadows''. Most of the other villains in the series get tragic backstories or redeeming traits, but Statoc is evil and depraved to the core. He made film star Natalia Wilford his mistress, but when he found out she cheated on him, he personally tortured her lover to death, killed Natalia in cold blood, [[ILoveTheDead had his way [[ANaziByAnyOtherName Nazi-like]] [[TheEmpire Termight/Terran Empire]], rules humanity with her corpse]] afterwards, the creed of "Be Pure! Be Vigilant! Behave!" Having seized control by usurping his own brother and [[ScrewTheRulesIHaveMoney threw money at it locking him in a madhouse with a disfigured face, then leading campaigns that [[FantasticRacism kill billions upon billions of aliens]], Torquemada tortures and murders countless humans as well for simply thinking things he disagrees with, or just to make it go away]]. sure they're not aliens anyways. Torquemada provokes a war and sabotages peace between humanity and aliens so he'll have an excuse to wipe them all out. Despite his rhetoric, Torquemada is a {{hypocrite}} who thinks nothing of using alien energies and life force to keep himself alive by murdering them. On one planet, upon hearing them sing a song of national pride, Torquemada snaps and begins gunning the room down. Even when sent to the past, Torquemada's actions [[EvenEvilHasStandards horrify even]] the ''original'' [[UsefulNotes/TheSpanishInquisition Torquemada]], before Torquemada [[WouldHurtAChild murders Nemesis's young son Thoth]]. When one he overthrows a rival, Torquemada's murder of his associates has had enough and tries to blackmail him with his crimes, Statoc arranges the man's death. Later, he taunts Blacksad by boasting that unlike his foe, he isn't limited by such [[VirtueIsWeakness silly things like ethics and moral scruples]], and is so succesful because of his coldbloodedness. The only thing that really interests him is pure, unadulterated power.a torture far too graphic to be shown, and when overthrown it takes seven whole days for the list of charges to be read against him. Upon escaping, Torquemada attempts to activate his self-described "FinalSolution": a bomb to annihilate all aliens and any human who has ever come into contact with one.
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* ''ComicBook/{{Chew}}'': [[BigBad The Collector]], also known as [[OurVampiresAreDifferent The Vampire]], is a Serbian killer and Cibopath who harnesses the legends of the vampire for his own ends. In truth, The Collector uses his Cibopath powers to [[MegaManning absorb the powers of others]], killing, butchering and eating them to gain their abilities (even relatively useless abilities). The Collector slaughters many in his way regardless of having power or not. The Collector kidnaps [[TheHero Tony's]] twin sister, Toni Chu, and attempts to gain her abilities through eating her limbs. When this fails, he furiously [[spoiler:[[NeckSnap snaps Toni's neck]]]]. When Tony's friends attack his hideout, The Collector attempts to slaughter them, taking great pleasure in trying to devour Tony's teenage daughter Olive himself. When he and Tony finally face off, The Collector mocks him by saying how he will hunt down Olive and devour her. Egotistical, monstrous and cruel, the only thing driving The Collector is his quest to become the perfect being in existence, no matter whom he has to devour.
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* ''ComicBook/{{Chew}}'': [[BigBad The Collector]], also known as [[OurVampiresAreDifferent The Vampire]], also known as [[BigBad The Collector]] (real name unknown), is a Serbian killer [[SerialKiller killer]] and Cibopath who harnesses the legends of the vampire for his own ends. vampires to become [[TheDreaded feared]]. In truth, The Collector Vampire uses his Cibopath powers to [[MegaManning absorb the powers of others]], killing, butchering and eating [[ImAHumanitarian eating]] them to gain their abilities (even ([[EvilIsPetty even relatively useless abilities). abilities]]); at least several dozen, and possibly more, are killed in this way. The Collector slaughters many in his way regardless of having power or not. The Collector Vampire kidnaps [[TheHero Tony's]] Tony Chu's]] twin sister, Toni Chu, Toni, and attempts to gain her abilities through [[AnArmAndALeg eating her limbs.limbs]]. When this fails, he furiously [[spoiler:[[NeckSnap snaps Toni's neck]]]]. When Tony's friends attack his hideout, The Collector Vampire attempts to slaughter them, taking great pleasure in trying himself to devour Tony's teenage daughter Olive himself. Olive. When he and Tony finally face off, The Collector Vampire mocks him by saying how he will hunt down Olive and devour her. Egotistical, monstrous and cruel, the only thing driving The Collector Vampire is his quest to become the perfect being in existence, no matter whom he has to devour.
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* ''ComicBook/LesLegendaires'': [[GodOfEvil Anathos]] is an OmnicidalManiac with absolutely no code of honor. His [[KickTheDog actions]] include: [[NoHoldsBarredBeatdown crushing and savagely crippling]] the protagonists; mocking Jadina about her relationship with the now "deceased" Danael; ordering his Hellions to [[ColdBloodedTorture physically]] and [[MindRape mentally]] torture Tenebris for information; and [[PlagueMaster creating a plague]] to exterminate people he wouldn't bother killing himself. Whereas Darkhell at least cared for his daughter and Skroa never went further than slapping his, Anathos killed his own DarkMistress by blowing her head off just after pretending to forgive her defeat.
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