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* Darth Bane in Drew Karpyshyn's ''DarthBane'' Trilogy. When dying of poison, he forces a healer to medicate him by threatening to drop the man's young daughter into a pot of boiling water. Later, he manipulates Kaan, the leader of the Brotherhood of Darkness, into using an inherently suicidal Force technique that kills the entire group (plus the vast majority of the Jedi Order), leaving Bane the sole remaining Sith Lord. This is aside from his tendency to kill at the drop of a hat. His apprentice Darth Zannah, however, manages to actually get creepier than her master's evil, destroying a romantic rival's mind with her powers, leaving the woman alive but irrecoverably insane in a coma. Oh, and the tiny fragment left of her conscious mind is still somewhere in there, trapped with all her nightmares until her body dies. And showing that she's learned her lessons well, when, at a later time, Zannah has to go back to that healer to save Bane's life, [[spoiler:once he's done so, she ends up betraying and murdering him, then driving her cousin insane and leaving him to be slaughtered by the Jedi as "proof" that the last Sith Lord has died.]]
* Cronal, BigBad of the StarWarsExpandedUniverse novel ''LukeSkywalkerAndTheShadowsOfMindor'', is a NietzscheWannabe so evil that he mentally derides [[MagnificentBastard Palpatine]] for being, in effect, ''too nice''. His misdeeds include enslaving his own already loyal soldiers by implanting what amount to self-destruct devices in them, having captive Force-sensitives essentially lobotomized and then slaved to his will to act as extensions of himself (the real Cronal being an incredibly frail old man), attempting GrandTheftMe on Luke, and, when that fails, on [[{{Squick}} Leia]]. His goal is galactic domination, but he edges towards OmnicidalManiac territory when he proclaims that his rule will be "no mere second imperium, but the reign of death". He is a [[LoveTohate very effective and memorable villain]], though, as his Complete Monster status makes him a great foil for [[TheMessiah Luke]].
--->'''Cronal''': Only power is real, and the only real power is the power to destroy.
* Another one is Onimi from the ''NewJediOrder''. This is the dude who masterminded the most devastating war in Galactic History, who indirectly caused the deaths of trillions and the extinction of whole species, just so that he could become a god. He even tells Jaina that he's looking forward to "exterminating everyone and everything in this foul galaxy." During his MotiveRant to a captive Jaina, he does try to cast himself as a WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds, but she (rightly) just thinks he's a lunatic and is repulsed. It's made clear to the reader and both Solo twins that, by the time of the FinalBattle, Onimi's motivation is ForTheEvulz ''at best''. In terms of his peronality, he is the Star Wars equivalent of [[FinalFantasyVI Kefka Palazzo]]. Even worse, it's also strongly implied that his plan to descend the Galaxy into darkness [[TheBadGuyWins had actually suceeded]].
* A CompleteMonster who, to some, is FauxAffablyEvil is Ysanne Isard, Director of Imperial Intelligence and Emperor in all but name during the XWingSeries. Along with the traditional things that come from being at the head of the Empire, like oppressing nonhumans and ordering strikes against the Rebels, and what she did to the previous people in power, she ordered the [[GeneticEngineeringIsTheNewNuke creation]] of the [[ThePlague Krytos Plague]], which causes infected nonhumans to die horribly, and set it loose on Coruscant before the Rebels captured it. This so that the New Republic would both bankrupt itself trying to treat the infected and tear itself apart along species lines, as resentment towards immune humans rose. It might not have gotten that bad, but that was the intent. And then there's how she left Coruscant. And ''Lusankya''. At one point, Wedge thinks to himself that Isard might not have been evil on the scale of the Emperor or Darth Vader - aside from Luke and sometimes Leia, few people in that 'verse consider Vader anything but evil even after his RedemptionEqualsDeath - but that was small comfort to the millions who died at her hand.
* Another one is Ta'a Chume. Let's see, she assassinates her own son, would be daughter-in-law, and her actual daughter-in-law, purely because she considers them "weak". Oh, and she orders a hit on her own Great Granddaughter because of her distaste for Jedi, sells her followers up the river, and tries to get Jaina to marry Isolder. Ugh. Not surprisingly, few tears were shed when Jacen [[AssholeVictim sent her into a coma.]] Especially satisfying because she had been a frequent KarmaHoudini until that point.
* Moruth kriffing Doole. He keeps a harem of Rybet females he rapes, and he enslaves the children, making them package up the spice mined. Then, when they're old enough to challenge him, he kills them. Fortunately, unlike Kyp Durron from [[JediAcademyTrilogy the same trilogy]], he's ''not'' a KarmaHoudini.
* Pirate pilot Remart Sasyru, whose idea of fun is blasting landspeeders on the freeway. He also, on a raid, demands sex with the community Trustant's daughter in exchange for the trinkets he stole and tries to rape her when she refuses.
* Contrasting nicely with [[MagnificentBastard Grand Admiral Thrawn]] is [[TheThrawnTrilogy Joruus C'baoth]], AxCrazy clone of a Jedi Master who was a [[{{Jerkass}} real piece of work]] to begin with. C'Baoth is a particularly interesting example as we get to watch him descend from an arrogant (and almost [[WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds pitiable]], considering his obvious mental instability) jerkass into [[TheDarkSide true evil]]. Right around when he {{Mind Rape}}s General Covell to death is when you realise there's [[MoralEventHorizon no going back]] for this corrupted asshole.
* There are several in ''Literature/GalaxyOfFear''. You have to remember, the two viewpoint characters in these books are twelve, thirteen, Tash is maybe fourteen by the end. Yet the only at all villainous character to go WouldntHurtAChild is Captain Thrawn. Some of the others aren't specifically aiming to hurt them but don't care if they do. However, some target the two of them specifically.
** Doctor Evazam ''murdered one of Zak's friends'' because he'd found that fresher corpses made zombies who were smarter and more useful. He then arranged for the resulting UndeadChild to bring Zak to him and injected him with the zombie serum and a poison that would make him go into a coma so deep, he'd be mistaken for dead and BuriedAlive.
** The BigBad of the first six books, Borborygmus Gog. All of the threats in those books are because of him and his suboordinates. He had a planet become alive and [[QuicksandSucks hungry]], and deliberately stocked it with a species that would make people feel welcome so they could be eaten, and then left it out to be discovered. He hired Doctor Evazam. He injected Tash with TheVirus while on the way to try and kill her uncle. He tested the [[IKnowWhatYouFear Nightmare Machine]] on random young amusement park visitors. He spent months posting stories about Jedi to the Holonet, which is so censored by the Empire that his is virtually the only source, to draw in and befriend people interested in Jedi, with the intent of making them agree to meet him so he can have their LifeEnergy siphoned - all in the hopes that one of them will be Force Sensitive so he can study it. And then there's Kiva.
* Bar-Kooda, a remorseless CardCarryingVillain from the Boba Fett miniseries, ''ComicBook/DeathLiesAndTreachery''. He's a space pirate who, among other things, ''eats'' the passengers and crew of any ship he boards. A survivor recounts how he once captured a ship full of entertainers and forced them to perform right there and then; the ones he liked, he spared; the ones he didn't...
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* Darth Bane in Drew Karpyshyn's ''DarthBane'' Trilogy. When dying of poison, he forces a healer to medicate him by threatening to drop the man's young daughter into a pot of boiling water. Later, he manipulates Kaan, the leader of the Brotherhood of Darkness, into using an inherently suicidal Force technique that kills the entire group (plus the vast majority of the Jedi Order), leaving Bane the sole remaining Sith Lord. This is aside from his tendency to kill at the drop of a hat. His apprentice Darth Zannah, however, manages to actually get creepier than her master's evil, destroying a romantic rival's mind with her powers, leaving the woman alive but irrecoverably insane in a coma. Oh, and the tiny fragment left of her conscious mind is still somewhere in there, trapped with all her nightmares until her body dies. And showing that she's learned her lessons well, when, at a later time, Zannah has to go back to that healer to save Bane's life, [[spoiler:once he's done so, she ends up betraying and murdering him, then driving her cousin insane and leaving him to be slaughtered by the Jedi as "proof" that the last Sith Lord has died.]]
* Cronal, BigBad of the StarWarsExpandedUniverse novel ''LukeSkywalkerAndTheShadowsOfMindor'', is a NietzscheWannabe so evil that he mentally derides [[MagnificentBastard Palpatine]] for being, in effect, ''too nice''. His misdeeds include enslaving his own already loyal soldiers by implanting what amount to self-destruct devices in them, having captive Force-sensitives essentially lobotomized and then slaved to his will to act as extensions of himself (the real Cronal being an incredibly frail old man), attempting GrandTheftMe on Luke, and, when that fails, on [[{{Squick}} Leia]]. His goal is galactic domination, but he edges towards OmnicidalManiac territory when he proclaims that his rule will be "no mere second imperium, but the reign of death". He is a [[LoveTohate very effective and memorable villain]], though, as his Complete Monster status makes him a great foil for [[TheMessiah Luke]].
--->'''Cronal''': Only power is real, and the only real power is the power to destroy.
* Another one is Onimi from the ''NewJediOrder''. This is the dude who masterminded the most devastating war in Galactic History, who indirectly caused the deaths of trillions and the extinction of whole species, just so that he could become a god. He even tells Jaina that he's looking forward to "exterminating everyone and everything in this foul galaxy." During his MotiveRant to a captive Jaina, he does try to cast himself as a WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds, but she (rightly) just thinks he's a lunatic and is repulsed. It's made clear to the reader and both Solo twins that, by the time of the FinalBattle, Onimi's motivation is ForTheEvulz ''at best''. In terms of his peronality, he is the Star Wars equivalent of [[FinalFantasyVI Kefka Palazzo]]. Even worse, it's also strongly implied that his plan to descend the Galaxy into darkness [[TheBadGuyWins had actually suceeded]].
* A CompleteMonster who, to some, is FauxAffablyEvil is Ysanne Isard, Director of Imperial Intelligence and Emperor in all but name during the XWingSeries. Along with the traditional things that come from being at the head of the Empire, like oppressing nonhumans and ordering strikes against the Rebels, and what she did to the previous people in power, she ordered the [[GeneticEngineeringIsTheNewNuke creation]] of the [[ThePlague Krytos Plague]], which causes infected nonhumans to die horribly, and set it loose on Coruscant before the Rebels captured it. This so that the New Republic would both bankrupt itself trying to treat the infected and tear itself apart along species lines, as resentment towards immune humans rose. It might not have gotten that bad, but that was the intent. And then there's how she left Coruscant. And ''Lusankya''. At one point, Wedge thinks to himself that Isard might not have been evil on the scale of the Emperor or Darth Vader - aside from Luke and sometimes Leia, few people in that 'verse consider Vader anything but evil even after his RedemptionEqualsDeath - but that was small comfort to the millions who died at her hand.
* Another one is Ta'a Chume. Let's see, she assassinates her own son, would be daughter-in-law, and her actual daughter-in-law, purely because she considers them "weak". Oh, and she orders a hit on her own Great Granddaughter because of her distaste for Jedi, sells her followers up the river, and tries to get Jaina to marry Isolder. Ugh. Not surprisingly, few tears were shed when Jacen [[AssholeVictim sent her into a coma.]] Especially satisfying because she had been a frequent KarmaHoudini until that point.
* Moruth kriffing Doole. He keeps a harem of Rybet females he rapes, and he enslaves the children, making them package up the spice mined. Then, when they're old enough to challenge him, he kills them. Fortunately, unlike Kyp Durron from [[JediAcademyTrilogy the same trilogy]], he's ''not'' a KarmaHoudini.
* Pirate pilot Remart Sasyru, whose idea of fun is blasting landspeeders on the freeway. He also, on a raid, demands sex with the community Trustant's daughter in exchange for the trinkets he stole and tries to rape her when she refuses.
* Contrasting nicely with [[MagnificentBastard Grand Admiral Thrawn]] is [[TheThrawnTrilogy Joruus C'baoth]], AxCrazy clone of a Jedi Master who was a [[{{Jerkass}} real piece of work]] to begin with. C'Baoth is a particularly interesting example as we get to watch him descend from an arrogant (and almost [[WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds pitiable]], considering his obvious mental instability) jerkass into [[TheDarkSide true evil]]. Right around when he {{Mind Rape}}s General Covell to death is when you realise there's [[MoralEventHorizon no going back]] for this corrupted asshole.
* There are several in ''Literature/GalaxyOfFear''. You have to remember, the two viewpoint characters in these books are twelve, thirteen, Tash is maybe fourteen by the end. Yet the only at all villainous character to go WouldntHurtAChild is Captain Thrawn. Some of the others aren't specifically aiming to hurt them but don't care if they do. However, some target the two of them specifically.
** Doctor Evazam ''murdered one of Zak's friends'' because he'd found that fresher corpses made zombies who were smarter and more useful. He then arranged for the resulting UndeadChild to bring Zak to him and injected him with the zombie serum and a poison that would make him go into a coma so deep, he'd be mistaken for dead and BuriedAlive.
** The BigBad of the first six books, Borborygmus Gog. All of the threats in those books are because of him and his suboordinates. He had a planet become alive and [[QuicksandSucks hungry]], and deliberately stocked it with a species that would make people feel welcome so they could be eaten, and then left it out to be discovered. He hired Doctor Evazam. He injected Tash with TheVirus while on the way to try and kill her uncle. He tested the [[IKnowWhatYouFear Nightmare Machine]] on random young amusement park visitors. He spent months posting stories about Jedi to the Holonet, which is so censored by the Empire that his is virtually the only source, to draw in and befriend people interested in Jedi, with the intent of making them agree to meet him so he can have their LifeEnergy siphoned - all in the hopes that one of them will be Force Sensitive so he can study it. And then there's Kiva.
* Bar-Kooda, a remorseless CardCarryingVillain from the Boba Fett miniseries, ''ComicBook/DeathLiesAndTreachery''. He's a space pirate who, among other things, ''eats'' the passengers and crew of any ship he boards. A survivor recounts how he once captured a ship full of entertainers and forced them to perform right there and then; the ones he liked, he spared; the ones he didn't...
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6th Dec '12 8:40:05 PM MisterMyst
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* Bar-Kooda, a CardCarryingVillain from the Boba Fett miniseries, ''ComicBook/DeathLiesAndTreachery''. He's a space pirate who, among other things, ''eats'' the passengers and crew of any ship he boards. A survivor recounts how he once captured a ship full of entertainers and forced them to perform right there and then; the ones he liked, he spared; the ones he didn't...

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* Bar-Kooda, a remorseless CardCarryingVillain from the Boba Fett miniseries, ''ComicBook/DeathLiesAndTreachery''. He's a space pirate who, among other things, ''eats'' the passengers and crew of any ship he boards. A survivor recounts how he once captured a ship full of entertainers and forced them to perform right there and then; the ones he liked, he spared; the ones he didn't...
6th Dec '12 8:39:45 PM MisterMyst
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* Bar-Kooda, a CardCarryingVillain from the Boba Fett miniseries, ''ComicBook/DeathLiesAndTreachery''. He's a space pirate who, among other things, ''eats'' the passengers and crew of any ship he boards. A survivor recounts how he once captured a ship full of entertainers and forced them to perform; the ones he liked, he spared; the ones he didn't...

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* Bar-Kooda, a CardCarryingVillain from the Boba Fett miniseries, ''ComicBook/DeathLiesAndTreachery''. He's a space pirate who, among other things, ''eats'' the passengers and crew of any ship he boards. A survivor recounts how he once captured a ship full of entertainers and forced them to perform; perform right there and then; the ones he liked, he spared; the ones he didn't...
6th Dec '12 8:39:12 PM MisterMyst
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* Bar-Kooda, a CardCarryingVillain from the Boba Fett miniseries, ''DeathLiesAndTreachery''. He's a space pirate who, among other things, ''eats'' the passengers and crew of any ship he boards. A survivor recounts how he once captured a ship full of entertainers and forced them to perform; the ones he liked, he spared; the ones he didn't...

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* Bar-Kooda, a CardCarryingVillain from the Boba Fett miniseries, ''DeathLiesAndTreachery''.''ComicBook/DeathLiesAndTreachery''. He's a space pirate who, among other things, ''eats'' the passengers and crew of any ship he boards. A survivor recounts how he once captured a ship full of entertainers and forced them to perform; the ones he liked, he spared; the ones he didn't...
6th Dec '12 8:38:51 PM MisterMyst
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* Bar-Kooda, a CardCarryingVillain from the Boba Fett miniseries, ''DeathLiesAndTreachery''. He's a space pirate who, among other things, ''eats'' the passengers and crew of any ship he boards. A survivor recounts how he once captured a ship full of entertainers and forced them to perform; the ones he liked, he spared; the ones he didn't...
23rd Nov '12 11:50:25 AM TVRulezAgain
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* A CompleteMonster who, to some, is EvillyAffable is Ysanne Isard, Director of Imperial Intelligence and Emperor in all but name during the XWingSeries. Along with the traditional things that come from being at the head of the Empire, like oppressing nonhumans and ordering strikes against the Rebels, and what she did to the previous people in power, she ordered the [[GeneticEngineeringIsTheNewNuke creation]] of the [[ThePlague Krytos Plague]], which causes infected nonhumans to die horribly, and set it loose on Coruscant before the Rebels captured it. This so that the New Republic would both bankrupt itself trying to treat the infected and tear itself apart along species lines, as resentment towards immune humans rose. It might not have gotten that bad, but that was the intent. And then there's how she left Coruscant. And ''Lusankya''. At one point, Wedge thinks to himself that Isard might not have been evil on the scale of the Emperor or Darth Vader - aside from Luke and sometimes Leia, few people in that 'verse consider Vader anything but evil even after his RedemptionEqualsDeath - but that was small comfort to the millions who died at her hand.

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* A CompleteMonster who, to some, is EvillyAffable FauxAffablyEvil is Ysanne Isard, Director of Imperial Intelligence and Emperor in all but name during the XWingSeries. Along with the traditional things that come from being at the head of the Empire, like oppressing nonhumans and ordering strikes against the Rebels, and what she did to the previous people in power, she ordered the [[GeneticEngineeringIsTheNewNuke creation]] of the [[ThePlague Krytos Plague]], which causes infected nonhumans to die horribly, and set it loose on Coruscant before the Rebels captured it. This so that the New Republic would both bankrupt itself trying to treat the infected and tear itself apart along species lines, as resentment towards immune humans rose. It might not have gotten that bad, but that was the intent. And then there's how she left Coruscant. And ''Lusankya''. At one point, Wedge thinks to himself that Isard might not have been evil on the scale of the Emperor or Darth Vader - aside from Luke and sometimes Leia, few people in that 'verse consider Vader anything but evil even after his RedemptionEqualsDeath - but that was small comfort to the millions who died at her hand.
14th Nov '12 7:31:47 PM TVRulezAgain
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* Darth Vader is a highly subjective example, because it all depends on the book he's in. The reader has seen the movies and knows that [[Film/ReturnOfTheJedi there is good in him]], but often the characters don't, and most of the time if he's a point of view character he's relying on how the Dark Side [[TheDarkSideMakesYouForget helps him to forget]] ever being anything but a monster.
1st Nov '12 7:40:53 PM TVRulezAgain
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* Darth Bane in Drew Karpyshyn's ''DarthBane'' Trilogy. When dying of poison, he forces a healer to medicate him by threatening to drop the man's young daughter into a pot of boiling water. Later, he manipulates Kaan, the leader of the Brotherhood of Darkness, into using an inherently suicidal Force technique that kills the entire group (plus the vast majority of the Jedi Order), leaving Bane the sole remaining Sith Lord. This is aside from his tendency to kill at the drop of a hat. His apprentice Darth Zannah, however, manages to actually get creepier than her master's evil, destroying a romantic rival's mind with her powers, leaving the woman basically alive but irrecoverably insane in a coma. Oh, and the tiny fragment left of her conscious mind is still somewhere in there, trapped with all her nightmares until her body dies. And showing that she's learned her lessons well, when, at a later time, Zannah has to go back to that healer to save Bane's life, [[spoiler:once he's done so, she ends up betraying and murdering him, then driving her cousin insane and leaving him to be slaughtered by the Jedi as "proof" that the last Sith Lord has died.]]

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* Darth Bane in Drew Karpyshyn's ''DarthBane'' Trilogy. When dying of poison, he forces a healer to medicate him by threatening to drop the man's young daughter into a pot of boiling water. Later, he manipulates Kaan, the leader of the Brotherhood of Darkness, into using an inherently suicidal Force technique that kills the entire group (plus the vast majority of the Jedi Order), leaving Bane the sole remaining Sith Lord. This is aside from his tendency to kill at the drop of a hat. His apprentice Darth Zannah, however, manages to actually get creepier than her master's evil, destroying a romantic rival's mind with her powers, leaving the woman basically alive but irrecoverably insane in a coma. Oh, and the tiny fragment left of her conscious mind is still somewhere in there, trapped with all her nightmares until her body dies. And showing that she's learned her lessons well, when, at a later time, Zannah has to go back to that healer to save Bane's life, [[spoiler:once he's done so, she ends up betraying and murdering him, then driving her cousin insane and leaving him to be slaughtered by the Jedi as "proof" that the last Sith Lord has died.]]
18th Oct '12 7:25:48 PM Joysweeper
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** Cronal, BigBad of the StarWarsExpandedUniverse novel ''LukeSkywalkerAndTheShadowsOfMindor'', is a NietzscheWannabe so evil that he mentally derides [[MagnificentBastard Palpatine]] for being, in effect, ''too nice''. His misdeeds include enslaving his own already loyal soldiers by implanting what amount to self-destruct devices in them, having captive Force-sensitives essentially lobotomized and then slaved to his will to act as extensions of himself (the real Cronal being an incredibly frail old man), attempting GrandTheftMe on Luke, and, when that fails, on [[{{Squick}} Leia]]. His goal is galactic domination, but he edges towards OmnicidalManiac territory when he proclaims that his rule will be "no mere second imperium, but the reign of death". He is a [[LoveTohate very effective and memorable villain]], though, as his Complete Monster status makes him a great foil for [[TheMessiah Luke]].

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** * Cronal, BigBad of the StarWarsExpandedUniverse novel ''LukeSkywalkerAndTheShadowsOfMindor'', is a NietzscheWannabe so evil that he mentally derides [[MagnificentBastard Palpatine]] for being, in effect, ''too nice''. His misdeeds include enslaving his own already loyal soldiers by implanting what amount to self-destruct devices in them, having captive Force-sensitives essentially lobotomized and then slaved to his will to act as extensions of himself (the real Cronal being an incredibly frail old man), attempting GrandTheftMe on Luke, and, when that fails, on [[{{Squick}} Leia]]. His goal is galactic domination, but he edges towards OmnicidalManiac territory when he proclaims that his rule will be "no mere second imperium, but the reign of death". He is a [[LoveTohate very effective and memorable villain]], though, as his Complete Monster status makes him a great foil for [[TheMessiah Luke]].



** Another one is Onimi from the ''NewJediOrder''. This is the dude who masterminded the most devastating war in Galactic History, who indirectly caused the deaths of trillions and the extinction of whole species, just so that he could become a god. He even tells Jaina that he's looking forward to "exterminating everyone and everything in this foul galaxy." During his MotiveRant to a captive Jaina, he does try to cast himself as a WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds, but she (rightly) just thinks he's a lunatic and is repulsed. It's made clear to the reader and both Solo twins that, by the time of the FinalBattle, Onimi's motivation is ForTheEvulz ''at best''. In terms of his peronality, he is the Star Wars equivalent of [[FinalFantasyVI Kefka Palazzo]]. Even worse, it's also strongly implied that his plan to descend the Galaxy into darkness [[TheBadGuyWins had actually suceeded]].
** A CompleteMonster who, to some, is EvillyAffable is Ysanne Isard, Director of Imperial Intelligence and Emperor in all but name during the XWingSeries. Along with the traditional things that come from being at the head of the Empire, like oppressing nonhumans and ordering strikes against the Rebels, and what she did to the previous people in power, she ordered the [[GeneticEngineeringIsTheNewNuke creation]] of the [[ThePlague Krytos Plague]], which causes infected nonhumans to die horribly, and set it loose on Coruscant before the Rebels captured it. This so that the New Republic would both bankrupt itself trying to treat the infected and tear itself apart along species lines, as resentment towards immune humans rose. It might not have gotten that bad, but that was the intent. And then there's how she left Coruscant. And ''Lusankya''. At one point, Wedge thinks to himself that Isard might not have been evil on the scale of the Emperor or Darth Vader - aside from Luke and sometimes Leia, few people in that 'verse consider Vader anything but evil even after his RedemptionEqualsDeath - but that was small comfort to the millions who died at her hand.
** Another one is Ta'a Chume. Let's see, she assassinates her own son, would be daughter-in-law, and her actual daughter-in-law, purely because she considers them "weak". Oh, and she orders a hit on her own Great Granddaughter because of her distaste for Jedi, sells her followers up the river, and tries to get Jaina to marry Isolder. Ugh. Not surprisingly, few tears were shed when Jacen [[AssholeVictim sent her into a coma.]] Especially satisfying because she had been a frequent KarmaHoudini until that point.
** Moruth kriffing Doole. He keeps a harem of Rybet females he rapes, and he enslaves the children, making them package up the spice mined. Then, when they're old enough to challenge him, he kills them. Fortunately, unlike Kyp Durron from [[JediAcademyTrilogy the same trilogy]], he's ''not'' a KarmaHoudini.
** Pirate pilot Remart Sasyru, whose idea of fun is blasting landspeeders on the freeway. He also, on a raid, demands sex with the community Trustant's daughter in exchange for the trinkets he stole and tries to rape her when she refuses.
** Contrasting nicely with [[MagnificentBastard Grand Admiral Thrawn]] is [[TheThrawnTrilogy Joruus C'baoth]], AxCrazy clone of a Jedi Master who was a [[{{Jerkass}} real piece of work]] to begin with. C'Baoth is a particularly interesting example as we get to watch him descend from an arrogant (and almost [[WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds pitiable]], considering his obvious mental instability) jerkass into [[TheDarkSide true evil]]. Right around when he {{Mind Rape}}s General Covell to death is when you realise there's [[MoralEventHorizon no going back]] for this corrupted asshole.

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** * Another one is Onimi from the ''NewJediOrder''. This is the dude who masterminded the most devastating war in Galactic History, who indirectly caused the deaths of trillions and the extinction of whole species, just so that he could become a god. He even tells Jaina that he's looking forward to "exterminating everyone and everything in this foul galaxy." During his MotiveRant to a captive Jaina, he does try to cast himself as a WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds, but she (rightly) just thinks he's a lunatic and is repulsed. It's made clear to the reader and both Solo twins that, by the time of the FinalBattle, Onimi's motivation is ForTheEvulz ''at best''. In terms of his peronality, he is the Star Wars equivalent of [[FinalFantasyVI Kefka Palazzo]]. Even worse, it's also strongly implied that his plan to descend the Galaxy into darkness [[TheBadGuyWins had actually suceeded]].
** * A CompleteMonster who, to some, is EvillyAffable is Ysanne Isard, Director of Imperial Intelligence and Emperor in all but name during the XWingSeries. Along with the traditional things that come from being at the head of the Empire, like oppressing nonhumans and ordering strikes against the Rebels, and what she did to the previous people in power, she ordered the [[GeneticEngineeringIsTheNewNuke creation]] of the [[ThePlague Krytos Plague]], which causes infected nonhumans to die horribly, and set it loose on Coruscant before the Rebels captured it. This so that the New Republic would both bankrupt itself trying to treat the infected and tear itself apart along species lines, as resentment towards immune humans rose. It might not have gotten that bad, but that was the intent. And then there's how she left Coruscant. And ''Lusankya''. At one point, Wedge thinks to himself that Isard might not have been evil on the scale of the Emperor or Darth Vader - aside from Luke and sometimes Leia, few people in that 'verse consider Vader anything but evil even after his RedemptionEqualsDeath - but that was small comfort to the millions who died at her hand.
** * Another one is Ta'a Chume. Let's see, she assassinates her own son, would be daughter-in-law, and her actual daughter-in-law, purely because she considers them "weak". Oh, and she orders a hit on her own Great Granddaughter because of her distaste for Jedi, sells her followers up the river, and tries to get Jaina to marry Isolder. Ugh. Not surprisingly, few tears were shed when Jacen [[AssholeVictim sent her into a coma.]] Especially satisfying because she had been a frequent KarmaHoudini until that point.
** * Moruth kriffing Doole. He keeps a harem of Rybet females he rapes, and he enslaves the children, making them package up the spice mined. Then, when they're old enough to challenge him, he kills them. Fortunately, unlike Kyp Durron from [[JediAcademyTrilogy the same trilogy]], he's ''not'' a KarmaHoudini.
** * Pirate pilot Remart Sasyru, whose idea of fun is blasting landspeeders on the freeway. He also, on a raid, demands sex with the community Trustant's daughter in exchange for the trinkets he stole and tries to rape her when she refuses.
** * Contrasting nicely with [[MagnificentBastard Grand Admiral Thrawn]] is [[TheThrawnTrilogy Joruus C'baoth]], AxCrazy clone of a Jedi Master who was a [[{{Jerkass}} real piece of work]] to begin with. C'Baoth is a particularly interesting example as we get to watch him descend from an arrogant (and almost [[WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds pitiable]], considering his obvious mental instability) jerkass into [[TheDarkSide true evil]]. Right around when he {{Mind Rape}}s General Covell to death is when you realise there's [[MoralEventHorizon no going back]] for this corrupted asshole.asshole.
* There are several in ''Literature/GalaxyOfFear''. You have to remember, the two viewpoint characters in these books are twelve, thirteen, Tash is maybe fourteen by the end. Yet the only at all villainous character to go WouldntHurtAChild is Captain Thrawn. Some of the others aren't specifically aiming to hurt them but don't care if they do. However, some target the two of them specifically.
** Doctor Evazam ''murdered one of Zak's friends'' because he'd found that fresher corpses made zombies who were smarter and more useful. He then arranged for the resulting UndeadChild to bring Zak to him and injected him with the zombie serum and a poison that would make him go into a coma so deep, he'd be mistaken for dead and BuriedAlive.
** The BigBad of the first six books, Borborygmus Gog. All of the threats in those books are because of him and his suboordinates. He had a planet become alive and [[QuicksandSucks hungry]], and deliberately stocked it with a species that would make people feel welcome so they could be eaten, and then left it out to be discovered. He hired Doctor Evazam. He injected Tash with TheVirus while on the way to try and kill her uncle. He tested the [[IKnowWhatYouFear Nightmare Machine]] on random young amusement park visitors. He spent months posting stories about Jedi to the Holonet, which is so censored by the Empire that his is virtually the only source, to draw in and befriend people interested in Jedi, with the intent of making them agree to meet him so he can have their LifeEnergy siphoned - all in the hopes that one of them will be Force Sensitive so he can study it. And then there's Kiva.
* Darth Vader is a highly subjective example, because it all depends on the book he's in. The reader has seen the movies and knows that [[Film/ReturnOfTheJedi there is good in him]], but often the characters don't, and most of the time if he's a point of view character he's relying on how the Dark Side [[TheDarkSideMakesYouForget helps him to forget]] ever being anything but a monster.
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