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->''"Introduce a little anarchy, upset the established order, and everything becomes'' chaos. ''I'm an [[ChaosIsEvil agent of chaos]]."''
-->-- '''SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker''', ''Film/TheDarkKnight''

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One of the nine alignments from the best-known CharacterAlignment system. If ChaoticNeutral is the truly free spirit, Chaotic Evil is the truly free ''evil'' spirit. Whereas the ChaoticNeutral character is concerned mainly with his own freedom but doesn't seek to hurt others, the same cannot be said for a Chaotic Evil character. They will do whatever they want whenever they want to do it, which, seeing as they are evil, usually entails lots and lots of death and destruction. These characters are usually the most aggressive of the Evil alignments, more often than not being possessed of an impulsively violent nature and a total disregard for people, laws, or even the world around them. In short, Chaotic Evil represents the destruction of not only life and goodness, but also the order upon which they depend.

Chaotic Evil characters come in several [[EvilTastesGood deliciously evil flavors]]:
* '''Type 1''' places more emphasis on Chaotic than Evil, believing that their own freedom is the most important thing. They're far from being a noble person (they're still Evil after all), but they value the ''ability'' to commit acts of evil over actually committing them. As a result, this type of character can actually side with the forces of Good in the fight for freedom. Don't turn your back though, because this also means that two seconds from now their idea of freedom may change and they'll become your worst enemy. Given a lot of patience, a crapload of love, a sprinkling of luck, and a great big stick, a Type 1 may gradually reform into ChaoticNeutral or even ChaoticGood, [[ReformedButNotTamed but don't hold your breath]].
* '''Type 2''' is the exact opposite. They are so Evil that they would rather side with the bad guys even if they're the ones in charge. They place more value in unleashing fiery death and mayhem over the ability to do it at any time, so they take orders grudgingly but take them nonetheless. This type of Chaotic Evil makes for a particularly unpleasant brand of {{Mook}}, given that they may well revel in collateral damage and killing any fellow Mooks unfortunate enough to get in their way. If the BigBad handles his great big stick skilfully enough, a Type 2 may become NeutralEvil or even LawfulEvil simply out of habit. If, on the other hand, they ''are'' the BigBad, expect them to go out of their way to [[TheCaligula violate any sense of honour, tradition, loyalty, or responsibility]] normally associated with the leadership position, such as betraying their own Mooks purely ForTheEvulz.
* '''Type 3''' is very much feral in nature. They typically have an above average degree of intelligence, but luckily for everyone else they tend to be more about freedom than evil. They believe that you're either a predator or prey for another predator, so to them the only thing that matters is having the strength to take what you want. God help anyone who comes across a Type 3 and are viewed as prey, since to them weakness is unforgivable. Similar to Type 2, a clever enough BigBad will be able to manipulate this character to their own benefit, providing they completely dominate the Chaotic Evil character in both power and intelligence. Their guard must be kept up constantly though, as the moment the Type 3 sees an opportunity to take down the BigBad they will take it.
* '''Type 4''' is a fair balance between Types 1 and 2. They love doing evil as much as they love their freedom, and they have just enough self-control to construct a plan that involves doing both at once. They are traditionally [[AxCrazy batshit insane]] with a complete LackOfEmpathy (think SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker). This type is arguably the most dangerous of them all, as they don't care who they destroy or how they destroy them; the fact that they can be destroyed is enough. As a result, this character is usually the one that [[EnemyMine opposing sides in a conflict will work together to defeat]], as a Type 4 is undoubtedly a much worse foe than the one(s) they currently have. This type is often where you'll find the typical OmnicidalManiac that's in this alignment, and if they also happen to be a [[TheChessmaster Chessmaster]] then [[TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt you're pretty likely screwed]].
* '''Type 5''' is a WellIntentionedExtremist who saw (or a KnightTemplar who sees) himself as ChaoticGood (JustLikeRobinHood) but slowly passed over to the evil alignment, often without being consciously aware of it. You know what they say [[JumpedOffTheSlipperySlope about slippery slopes]]...


Chaotic Evil is probably the hardest alignment to depict ''sensibly''. Far too many people assume that Chaotic Evil means a babbling lunatic incapable of walking through a village without inducing wanton, meaningless slaughter and destruction. '''Chaotic Evil does not mean the most evil or [[LawfulStupidChaoticStupid stupid]], in it ForTheEvulz (which can be a motivation to any villain of any Evil alignment), nor even [[AxCrazy psychotic]]. A character does not fall under Chaotic Evil solely because they're really evil, [[StupidEvil stupid]], or [[AxCrazy crazy]].'''

The least dangerous (well, the bottom-rung at least) character of this alignment is the unwilling {{Mook}} -- they hate their master, they hate taking orders, and they enjoy their job but not the fact that it ''is'' a job; they'd have a lot more fun causing all that terror and discord for free, and they only behave mainly out of the fear of punishment. The most dangerous character of this alignment, on the other hand, is undoubtedly TheChessmaster mixed in with OmnicidalManiac, with his cruel calculation and intelligence and the will to use it in the most horrible ways. When these types do come up, being Chaotic, they tend to specialize in the XanatosSpeedChess variation, excelling at adapting plans as events unfold rather than having every contingency prepared ahead of time.

Not to be confused with AlwaysChaoticEvil, which is about an entire race falling under '''any''' of the Evil [[CharacterAlignment alignments]].

'''See Also''': LawfulGood, NeutralGood, ChaoticGood, LawfulNeutral, TrueNeutral, ChaoticNeutral, LawfulEvil, NeutralEvil

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If you have a difficulty deciding which alignment an Evil-aligned character belongs to, the main difference between LawfulEvil, NeutralEvil and Chaotic Evil is not their devotion to their evil wishes, but what methods they believe are best to realizing it:

* Even though there are some situations where they can't always use this method, LawfulEvil characters believe the best way is to have a specific, strict code of conduct, whether self-imposed or codified as a law. Their first impulse when making a moral decision is to refer back to this code; those with externally-imposed systems (codes of laws, hierarchies, etc.) will try to work within the system when those systems go wrong. Depending on whether they are more Lawful or more Evil, they will either refuse to break the code even though it would hurt their evil objectives, or else break it only very reluctantly, and only when it would hurt their evil objectives if they kept their code.
* NeutralEvil characters are indifferent to OrderVersusChaos, and their only interest is in realizing their evil wishes. They will use whatever means will help in realizing their evil wishes, whether that means tearing down a code of laws, following a code of laws, creating a new code of laws, causing the breakdown of justice, or just avoiding society altogether. Their only goal is to realize their evil wishes, full stop.
* Most Chaotic Evil characters don't constantly break the law, but they don't place much value in laws (or, for weaker-[=CCE=]s, do not see the value in laws that do not function solely to their depraved objectives or increase their own personal freedom). They believe that their own evil impulses are their best guides, and that tying themselves to any given code of conduct would be limiting themselves. They often react violently to anyone who tries to instill any form of order over them, believing these people to be restricting their freedom. Chaotic Evil characters often focus very strongly on their own individual rights and freedoms, and will strongly resist any form of oppression over themselves.

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Archetypes that are particularly prone to being Chaotic Evil include:

* AIIsACrapshoot, when not LawfulEvil (and often of Type 3 category)
* Most AxCrazy characters because [[CaptainObvious murder is against the law]], and most AxCrazy characters only follow their whims when they realize their acts of wanton violence. ([[NeutralEvil with]] [[ChaoticNeutral exceptions]])
* TheBarnum
* TheBerserker, when evil (Type 3)
* Most evil {{Blood Knight}}s, if not NeutralEvil
* BombThrowingAnarchists
* Most [[TheCaligula Caligulas]]
* ConMan
* ''Extreme'' examples of villainous DisproportionateRetribution.
* EldritchAbomination (the villainous variety)
* EvilCounterpart to a ChaoticGood character
* EvilPoacher, considering their similarity to evil Rangers.
* The GenericDoomsdayVillain as they exist to cause destruction and death.
* GloryHound and GlorySeeker, if not NeutralEvil
* TheHeartless
* TheHedonist (When they aren't ChaoticNeutral)
* TheHorde
* Villainous examples of TheMcCoy
* Any robot, mainly a KillerRobot, that has its MoralityChip and/or RestrainingBolt removed.
* In theory, many criminals and psychopaths
* MonsterClown
* OmnicidalManiac (with [[NeutralEvil exceptions]])
* {{Pirate}}s, when evil.
* PsychoForHire (When they aren't NeutralEvil, Types 2-4)
* PsychopathicManchild
* TheQuincyPunk (If not ChaoticNeutral)
* The red oni of an evil-aligned RedOniBlueOni duo.
* Less sympathetic versions of TheRemnant
* TheRevolutionWillNotBeCivilized
* Most disorganized {{Serial Killer}}s
* The more savage variety of TheSocialDarwinist
* TheSociopath: If not NeutralEvil (Types 2 and 4)
* [[SociopathicSoldier Sociopathic Soldiers]] of the Psychopath category.
* Most cases of WithGreatPowerComesGreatInsanity
* StrawNihilist (with [[NeutralEvil exceptions]])
* Usually the main (or a major) character's SuperpoweredEvilSide
* TerroristsWithoutACause
* ToCreateAPlaygroundForEvil
* Villainous cases of TheUnfettered
* Evil VigilanteMen, when not NeutralEvil (Type 5)
* VillainousHarlequin
* WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds due to similar reasons as [[OmnicidalManiac Omnicidal Maniacs]] ([[NeutralEvil with exceptions]])
* The more savage variety and most evil {{Yandere}}s (which is many of them) due to similar reasons as AxCrazy characters ([[NeutralEvil with exceptions]])
* Zombies (the default alignment)

A Chaotic Evil character is perfectly willing to work for or with another individual or group, even of a totally different alignment, if it gives them an excuse or licence to behave the way they want to -- the distinguishment between this and NeutralEvil lies in the nature of the behaviour and how far and how frequently they push the limits the job description permits (if such limits exist). Characters such as the MagnificentBastard, TheDragon or BigBad, TheChessmaster or PsychoForHire etc. will all vary between LawfulEvil, NeutralEvil, and Chaotic Evil -- if a character has UndyingLoyalty to a villain or is willing to obey orders but is otherwise drowning in ChaoticEvil motives and / or behaviour, odds are they are still ChaoticEvil.

Chaotic Evil characters ''can'' actually rule over people (since they only care about ''their own'' freedom), but it typically takes the form of "[[TheCaligula Do whatever the heck I say NOW!]]". The OmnicidalManiac can be of any alignment, and chaotic evil characters are, on average, only likely to fall into that behaviour when they are bored or if they are a StrawNihilist -- plenty of others believe in AnarchyIsChaos or even just mundane evil behaviour that does not operate on that scale.

Not to be confused with ChaosIsEvil.

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!Examples:

'''When dealing with the examples of specific characters, remember that assigning an alignment to a character who doesn't come with one is pretty subjective. If you've got a problem with a character being listed here, it probably belongs on the discussion page. There will be no RealLife examples under any circumstances; it just invites an EditWar. Plus, real people are far too complex and multi-dimensional to really be classified by such a straightforward alignment system.'''

'''On works pages: Character Alignment is only to be used in works where it is canonical, and only for characters who have alignments in-story. There is to be no arguing over canonical alignments, and no Real Life examples, ever.'''

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[[folder:Anime and Manga]]
* Johan Liebert from ''Anime/{{Monster}}'', a criminal mastermind who is set upon meticulously [[DrivenToSuicide breaking]] and killing ''every'' person he comes in contact with, or turning them [[TheCorrupter into murderers themselves]], just because he can. [[ButForMeItWasTuesday It's not even clear that he enjoys it]]; many times [[ItAmusedMe he just does it.]]
* Michio Yuki from ''{{MW}}'' also kills people just ForTheEvulz.
* What you become when under the influence of [[spoiler: Hinimizawa Syndrome]] in ''Franchise/WhenTheyCry''. Especially [[spoiler: Shion]].
* Akakabuto from ''GingaNagareboshiGin'' is an example of a monster with limited intelligence, who enjoys the act of killing just for the sake of killing. He will kill anyone and anything that crosses his path, for the sole reason of crossing his path; if you didn't want to be brutally slaughtered, you should have stayed away from his territory.
* In "MagicalProjectS" we have Pixy Misa; she is always given specific orders to defeat Sammy, yet she always ends doing whatever she wants instead (while still being evil and dangerous to Sammy and her friends). For instance, she usually ends up doing things for her own enjoyment like eating a cake while torturing Sammy ForTheEvulz or trapping kids in a manga. This is no surprise as Pixy Misa actually is [[spoiler:Misao ID]], as opposed to her alter ego that is LawfulGood [[ShrinkingViolet Misao Amano]]; the difference is very apparent
* Anime/DigimonAdventure has Puppetmon, an AxCrazy, impulsive and immature {{Living Toy|s}}; easily the character most blatantly of this alignment in the Franchise/{{Digimon}} anime. The three other Dark Masters ([=MetalSeadramon=], Machinedramon and Piedmon) also qualify. Their [[TheManBehindTheMan true leader and creator]], Apocalymon fits as well, along with Myotismon's reincarnations [=VenomMyotismon=] and [=MaloMyotismon=].
* Gosterro from BlueCometSPTLayzner.
* PsychopathicManchild Mao of Anime/CodeGeass.
* ''Manga/{{Naruto}}''
** Orochimaru is ''Naruto'''s best example of Chaotic Evil. His primary goal is to become [[AGodAmI "the perfect being"]], and he gleefully defies social conventions (like, say, not [[MoralEventHorizon killing babies]]) in pursuit of it, even clearly enjoying how horrified everyone else is when he is caught doing it. He ''really'' nails his mast to this trope, however, in his early appearances when he tries to destroy Konoha and start a war....because he thought peace was boring.
** [[WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds Gaara]] was Chaotic Evil prior to his HeelFaceTurn, killing everyone who provoked him in the slightest way and seeing his existence as revolving around the act of killing other people. Now he is either NeutralGood or LawfulGood.
** Deidara also falls squarely into this alignment, given that before he was recruited, he was selling his bombs to terrorist groups ForTheEvulz, and as a member of Akatuski tends towards extremely impulsive behavior and gives his reason for fighting as "just because". Even his decision to kill himself rather than lose to Sasuke is presented in a chaotic light, given that rather than the more lawful simple suicide he turns himself into a nuke to try and take Sasuke with him, laughing maniacally at the idea of becoming one of the explosions he loves so much.
* Some characters from the ''Franchise/{{Gundam}}'' franchise are considered this:
** Yazan Gable of ''[[Anime/MobileSuitZetaGundam Zeta Gundam]]'', the supposed progenitor of most of the franchise's AxCrazy characters.
** ''Anime/TurnAGundam's'' BigBad Gym Ghingnham is a [[AxCrazy psychotic]] BloodKnight who wants to plauge the world into eternal war in order to cull humanity and leave only those strong enough to survive, whom he considers "true" humans.
** Rau Le Creuset from ''[[Anime/MobileSuitGundamSeed Gundam SEED]]'', whose goal was nothing less than [[spoiler:[[OmnicidalManiac the extinction]] [[KillAllHumans of mankind]]]], is a perfect example of [[TheChessmaster intelligent]], high-functioning Chaotic Evil. Calculating and ruthless, he was able to perfectly mask his ever-advancing insanity, gaining LawfulEvil [[GeneralRipper Patrick Zala]] and NeutralEvil [[SmugSnake Murata Azrael's]] trust to [[ManipulativeBastard manipulate]] them, successfully [[spoiler:playing both ZAFT and the Earth Forces against each other, escalating the war to the point where using weapons of mass destruction were viable options. He almost got [[TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt what he wanted]], too...]]
** Lord Djibril of ''[[Anime/MobileSuitGundamSeedDestiny Gundam SEED Destiny]]'' is interesting in that he's originally a NeutralEvil [[FantasticRacism Fantastic Racist]], not too terribly dissimilar from his predecessor, Azrael. As the series progresses however, setbacks and his own [[GeneralFailure stupidity]] push him further and further towards Chaotic Evil, as he lashes out with every weapon he's got, regardless of the impact it will have on the overall strategy of the war. Convinced that his own survival is everything, he throws away his side's chance of winning the war, taking thousands of people with him in the process.
** Ali Al-Saachez from ''[[Anime/MobileSuitGundam00 Gundam 00]]'' is a highly skilled mercenary and terrorist who admits that he [[BloodKnight lives solely for war and conflict]], and while he occasionally finds ways to using intelligence, he feels much more at home on the battlefield, where he gets to kill without restraint.
** ''Gundam 00'' also has Nena Trinity when she's at her worst. Most of the times she's ChaoticNeutral but in the wrong mood she can be exceptionally evil. Well showcased when she [[MoralEventHorizon blows up a wedding because she was angry they were having fun]]. She tried to take a dip to NeutralEvil in the second season to fool Ribbons and kill the Innovators when they least expect it. [[spoiler:That plan [[TheyWastedAPerfectlyGoodPlot got shot to hell]] when she dies]].
** [[NeutralGood Allelujah Haptism's]] SuperpoweredEvilSide Hallelujah really [[PutTheLaughterInSlaughter enjoys]] [[CombatPragmatist fighting violently]] and [[NoHoldsBarredBeatdown brutalizing his opponents]]. [[spoiler:Even after the two had a SplitPersonalityMerge.]]
** Then there's ''[[Anime/MobileSuitGundamAge Gundam AGE]]'''s EnfanteTerrible (and Ali's in-universe {{expy}}) Desil Galette - a concrete Type 2. He considers every war as a big game and the soldiers as mere playthings. This was made evident during the series' second arc [[spoiler:when he used his MS's special ability to control some of his allies' MS to stop the protagonist pursuing him]]. [[spoiler:And let's not even delve into how he [[StuffedInTheFridge used the protagonist's love interest]] during the first arc...]]
* The EvilTwin Zeno and TheStoic Dufort from ''ZatchBell''.
* Hao Asakura from ShamanKing. The Manga version is the WellIntentionedExtremist version of Chaotic Evil, while the Anime incarnation is an AxCrazy Psychopath.
* All the villain groups from ''Manga/SailorMoon'', mostly because they are led by incarnations of Chaos itself who seek to ruin everything in the universe.
* Cell and Majin Buu from ''Anime/DragonBallZ''.
** While many of the villains of ''Manga/DragonBall'' may qualify, special mention goes to Piccolo Daimao and the final form of Majin Buu, called Kid Buu. Piccolo desires to take over the world, but states his sole law would be to abolish laws to throw the world into mindless destruction. Kid Buu, on the other hand, gleefully destroys everything in his path, to the point where he's more of a force of nature than a character. The first thing he does after regressing to Kid form is blow up Earth because it happens to be there.
** Same could be said with Broly, who wants nothing more than to destroy everything out of sadism and insanity.
* Shinobu Sensui from ''Manga/YuYuHakusho''. Then again, considering that [[spoiler: he has ''seven'' [[SplitPersonality split personalities]]]], this isn't exactly easy to pinpoint. [[spoiler: Though Kazuya, the AxCrazy one with an ArmCannon and a HairTriggerTemper, is Chaotic Evil through and through.]]
* BigBad Creed Diskenth from ''Manga/BlackCat''.
* Many feel that Jail Scaglietti's actions in MagicalGirlLyricalNanoha show a man who seeks to cause chaos and destruction, who just wants to watch the world burn, which places him as a more Chaotic Evil character.
** Toredia Graze of ''Audioplay/StrikerSSoundStageX'' plans on using the Mariage to attack several capital cities to teach people pain like the kind he felt while fighting on Orussia (similar to Pain from ''Naruto'', but unlike him, he doesn't have any plan for a new political order). [[spoiler:After his death, Runessa carries on this plan and takes on this alignment]].
** It's a [[InternetBackdraft BIG subject of debate]] if Precia Testarossa fits here or in NeutralEvil.
** A large portion of Eclipse infectees from the ''Force'' manga fall into this category as well. The virus turns them into absolute jerkasses, they kill masses wantonly, and most seem to make no effort to even contain themselves with the exception of Touma. Special mention goes to the Grendel for establishing that they have very short-sighted goals and the Huckebein for an unknown motive aside from causing more destruction.
* Most villains in the ''[[FutariWaPrettyCure Pretty Cure]]'' series. They just want to [[OmnicidalManiac destroy everything and everyone]]. Just to give an example from the ''[[FutariWaPrettyCureSplashStar Splash Star]]'' series:
-->'''Shitataare''':"I heard you two gave life back to the Source of the Sky. Good for me. It will be fun to destroy it again."
-->'''Saki''': So ''you'' are the one who destroyed it!\\
'''Shitataare''': Yes, and I'm ''proud'' of it!
* The Millennium Earl, Road Kamelot, Tyki Mikk and the rest of the Noah Family from ''DGrayMan''.
* The Millennium organization from ''{{Hellsing}}''. Their only real goals are to wage endless destructive war and to kill Alucard. Rather unusual for [[ThoseWackyNazis Nazis]], who usually tend towards LawfulEvil.
** Alucard (who is usually LawfulNeutral) is this at his very worst.
* Makoto Shishio from ''Manga/RurouniKenshin'' spends about 50% of the time here, the other 50% as LawfulEvil. He despises the peace and order of the Meiji Era and longs to reignite the violence of the revolution. He then plans to [[SocialDarwinist conquer Japan and turn it into hell on earth where only the strongest survive]] -- his creed is "The flesh of the weak is the food of the strong."
* ''LightNovel/FullMetalPanic'':
** Gauron. He does whatever he damn well pleases... and whatever he damn well pleases is [[ForTheEvulz always evil]]. Sure, he has many goals - but most of them are [[AxCrazy completely insane]]. He wants to kill (and [[ILoveTheDead rape the dead body of]]) the beautiful Assassin Saint he met [[LoveAtFirstSight once upon a time]]... but he also wants to die a sensational death together with aforementioned Assassin Saint. So yes, his goals completely conflict and make no sense. But one thing you have to give to the guy: he's definitely ''very'' "free-spirited."
** Gates, the villain of ''LightNovel/FullMetalPanic: The Second Raid'' is so thoroughly random in how he goes about causing civil wars and kidnapping diplomats that he becomes [[LaughablyEvil utterly hilarious]].
* Vincent Volaju & Tongpu of ''Anime/CowboyBebop''.
* [[CreepyTwins Hansel and Gretel]] of ''Manga/BlackLagoon'', whose personal philosophy is a distillation of "kill or be killed" and "us or them", with 'them' being everyone else on the planet. Their murder-and-mayhem-filled visit to Roanapur, a city populated by LawfulEvil, NeutralEvil and the (very) occasional ChaoticNeutral, is an excellent example of why it isn't only Good aligned characters that will work to stop Chaotic Evil, as almost everyone scrambles to prevent them from causing any more damage.
* Nnoitra Gilga from ''Manga/{{Bleach}}'', who has little regard for anything but his violent impulses, and frequently disobeys orders. Most Hollows act this way, and Shrieker, being a serial killer, was also like this when he was alive. Szyael Aporro Granz also leans toward this in his acting independently ForScience.
** Yammy is the poster boy of this.
*** [[BloodKnight Kenpachi Zaraki]] was this originally. He didn't care about anyone. He just wanted to fight and kill. Later he becomes more of a ChaoticNeutral character.
* Dilandau from ''VisionOfEscaflowne''.
* Million Knives and Legato Bluesummers from ''{{Trigun}}''.
* Tetsuo from ''Manga/{{Akira}}'' is a psychopath who chafes at being the motorcycle gang's underdog and relishes violence. He goes on a city-destroying rampage as soon as he gets superpowers, mostly because he can.
* Ark of ''MuhyoAndRoji'' has no ideology besides unlocking the secrets of forbidden magical law and gaining eternal life. Most of its members run the gamut from evil but still sane, like Enchu, who wants Muhyo to suffer, and the enigmatic and dangerous Teeki, to almost AxCrazy like Tomas and Mick. The ghosts tend to vary in alignment, depending on who they were in life, but most of the ones that went insane are of this alignment.
* Toshiya and Mon (collectively [[FanNickname Toshi-Mon]]) from ''Manga/TheWorldIsMine''. Interestingly, they seem to be switching: Mon, a WildChild of pure Id, has become reluctant to murder people (he's okay with rape) since an encounter with [[BearsAreBadNews "Hakumadon"]] while Toshiya, formerly Mon's bitch (complete with [[VillainousCrossdresser girl disguise]]) has grown a spine and become a very dangerous ManipulativeBastard.
** Hakumadon itself would qualify, but [[spoiler: it's just a berserk weapon]].
* [[PsychoLesbian Phantom Daughter]] from ''ZettaiKarenChildren'' can't even follow her own decision to ''be'' Chaotic Evil, but knows she wants to be free of her "father" Black Phantom and play with Kaoru forever. [[spoiler: It appears that she's an alternate personality who's kept in check by a LawfulEvil side, both of whom reside in a relatively normal school girl they refer to as the "Doll", which is par for course for ManipulativeBastard Black Phantom.]]
* Punie, the main character of ''DaiMahouTouge'' is an example of a Chaotic Evil MagicalGirl. Her incantation, ''Lyrical Tokarev, [[KillEmAll Kill Them All]]'' should be an indicator of things to come.
* Izaya Orihara of ''{{Durarara}}'' is a [[ManipulativeBastard manipulative]], [[{{Jerkass}} arrogant]], and all around crazy bastard whose general motivation in the series is to [[spoiler: cause Ragnarok so that he'll have a place to go when he dies.]] That said, the way he executes his plans (despite his aforementioned craziness, almost everything that happens in the series happens of his own accord) soundly puts him in the calculating, intelligent category of Chaotic Evil.
* WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds BigBad Darcia from WolfsRain.
* Most of the pirate crews in ''Manga/OnePiece'' follow this alignment with a twist of NeutralEvil; their captains tend to control them through fear, and there's little they won't do to get money. Although not a pirate, Eneru is also of this alignment, as he kills on a whim, and ultimately plans on leaving anyone -- even his own followers -- behind to be destroyed along with the island if they don't prove worthy to go to the Endless Vearth with him.
** For example, the [[PsychoRangers Blackbeard Pirates]] are a good contrast to the Straw Hat Pirates' ChaoticGood, especially [[AxCrazy Shiliew of the Rain]] and the titular [[DiabolicalMastermind Captain, Marshall D. Teach]] after [[spoiler: he threw off any NeutralEvil tendacies by Marineford. He always could have been Chaotic, but was low-key about it until it was his time to shine]].
* The Hellhound, Guts's personal [[TheHeartless Heartless]], EnemyWithin and SuperpoweredEvilSide from ''{{Berserk}}'', is very much this. It's every negative emotion that Guts has had since the Eclipse made sentient, and worked in concert with him during the Retribution arc, where he was completely focused on his RoaringRampageOfRevenge against Griffith and the Godhand.
** Several of the worse Apostles Guts faces are this as well, such as the [[TheHedonist depraved hedonist]] Wyald.
* Tsukuyomi is probably the only villain of ''MahouSenseiNegima'' who qualifies for this.
-->"There is no reason in this world. I seek naught but blood and carnage."
* Lucy's [[OmnicidalManiac Third Personality]], her personal [[TheHeartless Heartless]], EnemyWithin and SuperpoweredEvilSide from ''Manga/ElfenLied''; her Nyu personality is TrueNeutral (or simply too childish to have an alignment), and as Kaede she's ChaoticNeutral. Bandou also begins at Chaotic Evil, but CharacterDevelopment moves him into ChaoticNeutral.
* Accelerator of ''LightNovel/ACertainMagicalIndex'' originally began as this, being an AxCrazy who took part on the Level 6 project where he brutally killed over 10,000 MISAKA. CharacterDevelopment shifts him into NeutralGood
* The Devil Choujin (Buffaloman, Sunshine, Ashuraman, Akuma Shogun), who sold their souls to demons, are strongly this. However, the first three examples made a HeelFaceTurn later on by {{Kinnikuman}}.
* Jagi from ''Manga/FistOfTheNorthStar'', as well as many {{mooks}} serving him and other bad guys.
* ''Manga/DeathNote'': Kyosuke Higuchi, seeing that he uses the death note for personal gain and [[PsychoForHire enjoys what he does]].
* Bryan Hawk from ''HajimeNoIppo'' shows how a boxer can be Chaotic Evil. No really.
** Ryuuhei Sawamura too. A complete bastard who has no problems with cheating, doesn't obey anyone and anything, he boxes solely to torture his opponents and probably isn't above killing people, either. He's even called 'evil' multiple times. Which is odd, considering that never occured with Bryan Hawk, who somehow manages to be even worse than Sawamura.
*** [[spoiler: But unlike Bryan Hawk, Sawamura ''does'' have a sort-of HeelFaceTurn and settles on ChaoticNeutral. Too bad it's because of a huge accident he was involved in.]]
* Takasugi Shinsuke from Manga/{{Gintama}} belongs here. While he leads the terrorist group Kihetai, all he wants is [[StrawNihilist the complete destruction of Japan]]. In the chapter that introduces him, Takasugi even tells his former compatriot Katsura that he will destroy everything until there is nothing else to destroy.
* Ladd Russo and probably his whole gang in ''LightNovel/{{Baccano}}''. He's a barely restrained psychopath and his only standard is that he loves killing people who don't expect to die, but will [[KillYouLast spare people who are ok with the thought of being killed by him]]. During the series, he and his gang plan to kill everyone on a train just for the fun of it, and none of them show any real effort at planning other than that.
* [[SerialKiller Barry The Chopper]] from ''Manga/FullmetalAlchemist''. Though he's [[LaughablyEvil played]] [[BlackComedy for laughs]] and borders on StupidEvil at times. The [[Anime/FullmetalAlchemist 2003 anime version of him]], however, is downright [[CreepyMonotone creepy]], played straight as a brutal serial killer.
** BigBad Father becomes this after absorbing God.
* MagnificentBastard Yami Bakura and ''especially'' Yami Marik from ''Anime/YuGiOh'' are willing to kill or torture anyone with their Dark Games, even if it isn't necessary for their goals.
** Yubel from Anime/YugiohGX also qualifies.
* VillainProtagonist, {{Yandere}} and AxCrazy Yuno [[spoiler:(Specifically her 1st world incarnation)]] of Manga/FutureDiary also fits into this alignment. She would be NeutralEvil if not for the sheer rate that she killed people- she can barely go a some few chapters without causing violence that would invariably leave at least some dead, regardless if they were trying to harm Yukiteru, and she generally kills, dismembers, schemes, plots, manipulates and does a lot of shit to people whims with little to no regard about them or her being caught (not that the average cop would survive trying to catch her anyway).
** Also Minene Uryu originally began as this, being a StrawNihilist NayTheist MadBomber who wanted to destroy religion as revenge. CharacterDevelopment [[HeelFaceTurn shifts]] her to ChaoticNeutral.
* From ''Manga/FairyTail'' Zero is just wants [[OmnicidalManiac to destroy anything with a form]] and Zancrow "What you retreated, '''[[KillItWithFire BURN]]'''."
* Diva of BloodPlus.
* BloodKnight AntiHero Kurodou Akabane of {{Getbackers}}.
* All of the episodic villains and, especially, the series BigBad, Kyogoku Tei of RequiemFromtheDarkness.
* The prologue of ''Anime/TengenToppaGurrenLagann'' has been retconned to depict a BadEnd where [[spoiler:Simon]] became addicted to his own power, becoming Chaotic Evil, and sought to maximize it all costs, [[spoiler:causing a massive war that triggered the Spiral Nemesis, destroying the universe.]] In the canon timeline he is ChaoticGood.
* Attila from ''Manga/{{Dreamland}}'' is just that: he has no ulterior motives or ideology, all he wants is to instil terror in the heart of people and, on occasions, contemplate "the poetry of ashes" (i.e. burn entire cities for his own pleasure). And that guy is a [[TheJuggernaut Juggernaut]] who could very well destroy a good part of Dreamland on a whim if he felt like it. But if he did he would have nothing left to destroy and that wouldn't be fun.
* Kano, the ultimate BigBad of "{{Texhnolyze}}". He's intelligent, eloquent and charismatic. But he's also a deranged solipsist, who views the entire world to be inside his mind.
* ''Manga/KatekyoHitmanReborn'' gives us Hibari Kyoya, whom fits very neatly into the Type 1 category, while he's not a sociopath, he's both ruthless and bloodthirsty; and has absolutely no qualms about killing whatsoever - [[spoiler: In the Future Arc he even initially claimed that he would kill Tsuna if he failed to entertain him.]]
* MonsterClown Hisoka of ''HunterXHunter'' is a Type 1. His actions are purely out of self-interest and they usually revolve around [[SexIsViolence killing strong opponents to satisfy is sexual appetite]], whether the opponents are ''good'' or ''evil''.
* Default alignment of witches in ''Anime/PuellaMagiMadokaMagica''.
* ''BlackButler'': The anime-only BigBad [[spoiler: Angela/Ash]] is perhaps a unique case where the Chaotic Evil villain ''thinks'' that it's LawfulGood. This FallenAngel believes [[spoiler: s/he's]] that most [[FantasticRacism if not all]] humans are "[[PureIsNotGood Impure]]", and is therefore out to [[WouldBeRudeToSayGenocide cleanse all this impurity from the world]]. Said angel has gone on to define anyone anyone [[SexIsEvil sexually active]], [[BlindObedience overly passive]], [[YouHaveFailedMe weak]] or [[RoaringRampageOfRevenge driven by murderous hatred]] as impure. Ordinarily this would put [[spoiler: him/her]] in [[LawfulEvil a totally]] [[KnightTemplar different camp]]... if not for the fact that [[spoiler: s/he]] is [[MoralMyopia completely unaware that]] [[spoiler:[[MoralMyopia s/he]]]] is [[{{Hypocrite}} guilty of all the above]] ''[[UpToEleven even moreso than the so-called impure victims ever were]].'' Then there's the fact that while [[spoiler: s/he]] spoils [[spoiler: his/her]] own genocidal goals multiple times when a key UnwittingPawn suddenly proves itself to be "impure" - and therefore expendable - [[TooDumbToLive long before their intended role was finished]]...
* ''Anime/KillLaKill'' has Nui Harime, the AxCrazy {{sadist}}ic {{cut|e and Psycho}}ie who enjoys [[{{Troll}} pissing everyone off]] and is also the one responsible for [[spoiler:killing Ryuko's father]].
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[[folder:Comic Books]]
* Evil Ernie, created by writer Brian Pulido and artist Steven Hughes.
* SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker. [[DependingOnTheWriter Depends on the writer]], but The Joker is almost quintessentially Chaotic Evil, insane and indiscriminately destructive. He puts the emphasis on Chaotic - he may not be as likely to jump off a bridge as cross it, but he's almost as likely to blow it up. The only indication we get that he has any restraint at all is in the [[AlternateContinuity storyline]] where he has terminal cancer, and we find out what he's like when he has even less to lose.
** Sometimes the Joker is too chaotic to be evil. One story has him driving a truck through the wall of a television stage to hijack a quiz show; as soon as a woman gets a question wrong, he grabs her and pulls her towards his button flower, she screams for mercy-- but instead of acid, he sprays her with ginger ale. He goes on like this for the rest of the strip, punishing incorrect answers with normal, run of the mill pranks, and generally acting like [[HarmlessVillain his Silver Age counterpart]]. All the while, the station manager refuses to cut the transmission, as a live Joker rampage would boost their ratings sky high; he gets increasingly frustrated waiting for the Joker to stop playing around and get to the carnage, but he doesn't. Eventually Batman arrives to stop him and Joker surrenders peacefully, not having harmed a single person for the entire strip, but before he leaves, he reveals he was filming the station's control room the entire time, and starts playing the footage; then he looks at the camera and says "So, who's the real sicko, America? Me, for carrying out this little prank? The producers and executives at the network, who let it all happen-- or is it you people, who mindlessly watched it all on your television sets?". The last panel is the producer holding his head in his hands while the Joker laughs insanely.
*** Most fans agree that when the Joker does the HarmlessVillain routine, it's always because, in that particular situation, it's much more [[ManipulativeBastard psychologically and emotionally scarring]]. Letting everyone know that you enjoy a harmless prank and coldblooded murder in equal measure [[TheDreaded does wonders for your sinister reputation]].
* PsychoForHire [[Comicbook/{{Daredevil}} Bullseye]] also fits- he loves killing, pure and simple, both the challenge of a difficult kill and the sheer thrill of committing them. He gets paid a fortune as he is one of the worlds premier ProfessionalKiller but he barely spends any of it, and his oft repeated comment is that he has more money than even resident evil billionaire NormanOsborn. He would be NeutralEvil if not for the sheer rate that he killed people- he can barely go a StoryArc without leaving a whole pile of corpses, regardless of whether he was paid to kill them or not-, and he generally kills on whims with little to no regard about the bodies being found or him being caught (not that the average cop would survive trying to catch him anyway).
** Similarly, there's [[{{Wolverine}} Sabretooth]]. Like Bullseye, he absolutely loves killing and thinks of himself as a hunter stalking a kill. Unlike Bullseye, however, he's ''incredibly'' self-centered and views everyone who isn't a potential victim as someone to use to further his own goals, and he's exceptionally good at manipulating people into doing exactly what he wants them to do without them even knowing it. Absolutely no one ever trusts him with anything, and that's because he has a [[ChronicBackstabbingDisorder very long list of people whom he has either murdered or completely screwed over]] once [[YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness they've served their purpose]]. What separates him from your standard [[StupidEvil aimless moron]] is that he's very, very deliberate about it and knows exactly how to get away with what he does; like Bullseye, he WOULD be NeutralEvil if it wasn't for the incredible body count that he has to his name. He's a Type 4 through and through: he lives for nothing but violence, bloodshed, and (if it involves Wolverine) psychological torture, but he's terrifyingly cunning and crafty and will always find a way to rope large amounts of people into his latest scheme without their even knowing it.
* ''{{Spider-Man}}'''s foe ComicBook/{{Carnage}}, a sadistic serial killer who sees violence, bloodshed, and mayhem as the ultimate freedom.
** The Green Goblin could serve as an interesting example. NormanOsborn himself is NeutralEvil, working within and without the system as the situation demands in a ruthless quest for money and power, as well as petty vengeance on Spidey. But Osborn is also mentally unstable and genuinely insane, and sometimes (and originally) his Goblin identity was a case of SplitPersonality. His Goblin side also originally wanted the same things -- maybe even for Osborn -- but is clearly much more homicidal and reckless. In recent issues Osborn has given up his Goblin identity to be a straighter VillainWithGoodPublicity under the name of the Iron Patriot (and towards LawfulEvil), but he is unable to properly control his homicidal tendencies to the point where it seriously threatens his plans, which is being exploited by his evil rivals.
* ComicBook/DRAndQuinch are pretty much this to the core, albeit mostly for laughs (theirs and ours). They prank the Phi Delta frat house by nuking it, and indirectly engineer the [[EarthShatteringKaboom destruction of Earth]] to get back at their dean for suspending them.
* ComicBook/{{Cattivik}} even with his ButtMonkey and HarmlessVillain status.
* The RedSkull, CaptainAmerica's arch-nemesis, is another example of intelligent Chaotic Evil. While he originally started as LawfulEvil, he eventually moved to Chaotic Evil. Not content to seize control of a country from within, he and his close friends in HYDRA actively seek to cause mayhem and destruction, undermining the governments of the world in both subtle and openly vicious ways. He's so nasty, in fact, that even most of the other {{Big Bad}}s of the Marvel Universe [[EvenEvilhasStandards dislike him]].
* Apocalypse, one of the ''ComicBook/XMen'''s more dangerous foes, is this, although he does not seem to be bound by anything approaching the morality of mortals. His envisioned victory involves endless direct SocialDarwinist competition between the strongest creatures on Earth, with himself as the projected ultimate victor. It's telling that in many future dystopias, his only servants are beings who have been forcibly transmuted into his slaves or robots.
** More fittingly from the ''X-Men'' universe, [[MultiArmedAndDangerous Spiral]]. She's practically the Joker of the Marvel Universe in that she's unpredictable, and the impression is clearly given that without [[FatBastard Mojo]] there to hold her leash, we'd ''all'' be in serious trouble.
* {{Thanos}} the Mad Titan is also high-functioning ChaoticEvil- methodical, calculating, but ultimately usually driven by whatever he feels like doing at a given time, or a nigh-omnicidal ''romantic'' obsession with Death, and usually a StrawNihilist who doesn't believe any moral or ethical authority, answers to nobody but himself, and is TheUnfettered in ''everything'' he pursues.
* Prometheus, Creator/GrantMorrison's penultimate 'Anti-Batman', definitely fits into this trope. He's got Batman's eye for discerning weakness but none of his restraint - in his first appearance, he very nearly murdered the entire [[JusticeLeagueOfAmerica JLA]]. In a later comic storyline, [[spoiler: he caused the deaths of thousands upon thousands of people just to prove he could best the heroes of the world (because said heroes had gotten rather serious after FinalCrisis and Batman's apparent death). He did all this while strapped to a chair in League headquarters, calmly mocking the League as their every attempt to out-think him failed, until they finally were forced to release him to get the codes to shut down his machines (a destroyed city, maimed hero, lost loved one and a hundred thousand dead ''at least'' later).]] Anti-Batman indeed. Unfortunately for Prometheus, this made things [[ItsPersonal beyond]] [[UpToEleven personal]] for GreenArrow, who proceeds to [[spoiler: PayEvilUntoEvil]].
* [[MeaningfulName Willy Pete]] from ''Comicbook/{{Empowered}}'' is a sociopathic [[PyroManiac fire-elemental]] with a more-or-less human mind that lives to indulge human appetites such as food and sex in the least socially acceptable manner possible.
* Mr. Dark and Max, The Pied Piper, from ''Comicbook/{{Fables}}''. Mr. Dark is the embodiment of fear of the unknown, and enjoys spreading death and misery to this end. Max is a psychopath who thinks the world owes him whatever he wants, and flies into murderous rages when his demands aren't instantly met. He also has a penchant for luring entire cities of children to their deaths.
* Amatsu-Mikaboshi, the Chaos King of the MarvelUniverse.
* President Gary 'The Smiler' Callahan from ''{{Transmetropolitan}}''. The entire reason he became president is so that he could fuck everyone over. He says so himself!
* [[{{Spawn}} Violator]].
* [[SinCity The Yellow Bastard]] said it himself: "I get to do whatever I want!" That was his main motivation. It definitely doesn't help things that he's protected from any punishment he might otherwise receive for his horrible acts by his corrupt U.S. Senator father.
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[[folder:Fan Fic]]
* Voldemort of ''MyImmortal'' was most likely ''supposed'' to be this. In the actual story, he doesn't really do anything besides hijack [[Music/MyChemicalRomance MCR]] concerts and yell at Ebony for not killing Vampire/Harry, making him more of a ChaoticNeutral person.
* The dezban high chieftain Takavor Derishama in the ''Franchise/MassEffect'' fanfic The Council Era is wild, law-disregarding, and Type 3 Chaotic Evil. This is kind of a given within his race, though. The best example of his nature is when he ignores the attempts of a salarian soldier to get his attention, and when the salarian fires a round into his shoulder, he throws his spear through the salarian, and has his clan slaughter and eat the salarian's squad. [[spoiler: [[HoistByHisOwnPetard This does not bode well for him.]]]]
* Every villain in ''Fanfic/CalvinAndHobbesTheSeries'' that's not the StupidEvil Brainstorm family or one of their PunchClockVillain robots is this:
** Electro and Holographic Retro are Type 1s.
** Jark is something of a Type 2.
** Thunderstorm and Shadow are definitely Type 4s.
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[[folder:Film]]
* The film version of [[Film/BattleRoyale Kazuo Kiriyama]] qualifies.
* DepravedBisexual Catherine Trammel from ''Film/BasicInstinct'': although she may appear to be NeutralEvil, the film never actually makes clear WHY she does what she does, which may just be bad writing.
* Darth Maul, of ''Franchise/StarWars Episode I: Film/ThePhantomMenace'', seems to exist as a vessel of pure fury, hate, and bloodlust... and occasional sadistic glee when he hurts or kills someone.
** While we're on the ''Star Wars'' track, most Sith are this way. Their affinity for stabbing each other in the back over the smallest of slights, or indeed, just because they can, makes you wonder why anyone expects to live long enough to reach tyrant level when they join them.
** That's the purpose of the Rule of Two: To limit the destruction and ensure the survival of the Sith as a philosophy.
** The original and default position of The Sith is NeutralEvil- they believe that Force sensitives should use the DarkSide and have a right to lord over other peoples, and selfishly pursue power. Individual Sith will have their own alignments depending on their goals and values- Vader and Tyrannus both wanted to impose order on a corrupt and chaotic galaxy (LawfulEvil), and Palpatine mostly just wanted power (NeutralEvil). The best examples of Chaotic Evil would be Malak, who was DrunkOnTheDarkSide; Sion, who mostly just wants to kill Jedi; and Nihilus, who was an OmnicidalManiac EldritchAbomination.
** Apart from the Sith, what's about General Grievous? He might have been a [[ProudWarriorRaceGuy Proud Warrior once]], but now he is just a bloodthirsty Slaughterer, who wants to commit genocide against the Jedi and is ready to kill and betray everyone who is in his way. And he really takes [[FortheEvulz A LOT]] of joy in doing so.
* Pictured above: The Joker from ''Film/TheDarkKnight'' is the poster boy for this alignment.
** The Joker was written in a way that demonstrates what lengths you have to go to to get a seriously Chaotic Evil character; the several different writers of the movie all had their own ideas of the Joker's motivation, character and backstory, but they decided ''not'' to discuss them with each other, and instead produced a script where different parts of the script are written with different character interpretations in mind, so that the Joker's actions seem genuinely disordered and unpredictable. He also exhibits an idealistic devotion to chaos, which he spends the movie "promoting" to the world.
* Even though he sees himself as being ChaoticGood, most of [[{{Saw}} John Kramer's]] victims would beg to differ.
* Arthur Burns from TheProposition. Although he does love his friends, he is a monstrous monstrous man an one outlaw that disregard the rules of civilization.
* Sigfried from the ''Film/GetSmart'' movie is an unusually calm Chaotic Evil character, which is not too surprising, given that he is the leader of [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin KAOS]].
* ''Film/SweeneyToddTheDemonBarberOfFleetStreet'' has a VillainProtagonist who is a Chaotic Evil SerialKiller who manages to retain our sympathy mainly due to his revenge motivation and being pitted against the LawfulEvil Judge Turpin. Mrs. Lovett completes the trifecta as NeutralEvil, turning Sweeney's murders into a vehicle for profit for her restaurant in [[ImAHumanitarian quite the ghoulish fashion]].
* The ''Film/{{Gremlins}}'', bordering on both [[LawfulStupidChaoticStupid Chaotic Stupid and Stupid Evil.]]
* Film/AClockworkOrange: Alex. [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking Rape, murder, theft, a little classical music...]]
* In his cinematic debut, one minute he's an AffablyEvil WickedCultured MagnificentBastard VillainProtagonist, the next he's AxCrazy and the stuff of nightmares. It's difficult to imagine a different alignment to hang on Dr. Hannibal Lecter. However, Buffalo Bill ([[Literature/TheSilenceOfTheLambs) and Francis Dolarhyde ([[Literature/Red Dragon) are most probably Chaotic Evil.
* [[Franchise/{{Halloween}} Michael Myers]], for that matter all the great [[Franchise/ANightmareOnElmStreet slasher]] [[Franchise/FridayThe13th flick]] [[Franchise/TheTexasChainsawMassacre villains]].
** The family of [[Franchise/TheTexasChainsawMassacre Leatherface]] certainly is, who bullies him around and manipulates him into killing people to satisfy their own sick and twisted goals. Leatherface himself is usually portrayed as somewhat sympathetic in contrast to his family, despite being the main killer of the movies.
** [[Film/ChildsPlay Chucky!]]. Glenda, [[JekyllAndHyde Glen]]'s evil twin sister, counts to.
** Even the normally LawfulEvil Pinhead ends up as this in ''Film/HellraiserIIIHellOnEarth'' due to a series of complicated circumstances that seperate his human spirit and evil self into seperate beings.
** Freddy Krueger is a Type II example, as he depends on the dream demons for his powers to work. There is somewhat of an attempt to give him a revenge motive in the earlier movies ([[RevengeByProxy killing the children of the parents who killed him]]), but eventually that flimsy excuse is done away with and he's revealed simply being a sick bastard who likes killing people.
* ''InTheCompanyOfMen'' offers an interesting test case in the limits of Chaotic Evil. The main character in that film is Chad, a typically sociopathic and misogynistic Wall Street banker who decides, ostensibly in anger over a bad break-up, to get revenge on womankind by targeting the most fragile, the most helpless and the most vulnerable woman he can find, leading her on, and then psychologically breaking her. So far, so Neutral Evil. However, Howie, the Omega Male he drags along with him on this crusade, has the misfortune to actually fall in love with the girl, and, wanting to call it off, visits Chad at his home, where he sees him happily ensconced with his girlfriend, who never left him in the first place. When asked why then did he embark on his escapade, he simply responds, "Because I could".
* The fictional version of Idi Amin in ''TheLastKingOfScotland''.
* Clarence Boddicker from ''Film/RoboCop1987'' has committed every crime in the book, does not work well with his LawfulEvil superior [[spoiler: Dick Jones of the OCP]], and has fun with violence, making him textbook Chaotic Evil.
* Top Dollar, the BigBad from the film of ''Film/TheCrow'', gives a speech about evil and chaos that is practically a psalm about this alignment.
-->''Greed is for amateurs. Chaos, disorder, anarchy... '''now that's fun!'''''
* Lord John Whorfin from Buckaroo Banzai. "He's a vicious psychopath, Tommy. Just as soon kill ya as go fishin'..."
* Tuco from ''Film/TheGoodTheBadAndTheUgly'', despite his PetTheDog moments and CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass[=/=]ButtMonkey status.
* Oogie-Boogie in ''WesternAnimation/TheNightmareBeforeChristmas''.
* Tommy De Vito in ''Film/{{Goodfellas}}''.
* Franchise/{{Godzilla}}, as portrayed in the original ''Film/{{Gojira}}'' and ''Film/GodzillaMothraKingGhidorahGiantMonstersAllOutAttack''.
** Destoroyah, from ''Film/GodzillaVsDestoroyah'', being revived and mutated by the Oxygen Destroyer, revels in destruction and death, especially when it tortures the King of the Monsters.
** Most evil kaiju qualify.
* From ''Film/{{Inception}}'', Mal, Cobb's dead wife and the disturbing projection in his mind, might count as this, too.
* Yuri from the MST3K featured movie, ''Film/{{Werewolf}}''. He is hot-tempered, willing to assault anyone over the slightest provocation, and has only the vaguely defined goal of injecting people to see if he can turn them into werewolves and that will somehow give him fame and fortune, but it's clear that he has no plan to make that happen, and so is fascinated to watch his victims transform into werewolves for its own sake.
* Sadako/Samara from ''TheRing'' probably counts as well.
* The AxCrazy teenager J.D. of ''Film/{{Heathers}}'' is a surprisingly realistic example of Chaotic Evil.
* Vincent from ''{{Collateral}}'' represents the element of chaos into Max's carefully ordered world. Though he seems quite [[FauxAffablyEvil affable]] and likeable, he is a cold-blooded and sociopathic hitman with more than a bit of StrawNihilist in him.
* Andre Baptiste Sr., an AxCrazy warlord and would-be [[TheCaligula Caligula]] who is NeutralEvil arms-dealing protagonist Yuri Orlov's number one customer in ''Film/LordOfWar''. His son Andre Jr. is also pure, distilled Chaotic Evil - his favorite hobby is riding around in a convertible gunning down random people with a [[BlingBlingBang gold-plated AK-47]].
* AxCrazy PsychoForHire Gaear Grimsrud from the Coen brothers' ''Film/{{Fargo}}''. Unlike his NeutralEvil partner in crime, who only kills people when they get in his way, he'll do it just because he feels like it.
* Zé Pequeno (Lil' Zé), the vicious gangster who is the primary antagonist in ''Film/CityOfGod''. He's absolutely ruthless in running his gang, takes whatever he wants and kills whoever gets in his way when he does so. At one point, he goes into a seedy hotel/whorehouse and, after robbing it, ''[[KillEmAll slaughters everyone there]]'' ''[[ForTheEvulz just for the hell of it]]''. When he does this, he's all of ''[[TeensAreMonsters twelve years old]]''.
* Simon Phoenix from ''Film/DemolitionMan'' is a very pure example of Chaotic Evil; he just wants to see the world burn for fun.
* VillainProtagonist (s) Cecil B. Demented and all of the Sprocket Holes from CecilBDemented are this.
* A rare comedic example is TheLostSkeletonOfCadavra.
* [[RockyIII Clubber Lang]] is most certainly Chaotic Evil.
* [[AguirreTheWrathOfGod Aguirre]] is a raving lunatic who endlessly dreams up betrayals, executions and incest. Doubles as StupidEvil, since he is too far gone to even notice his followers dying around him.
* Carl Denham, the greedy filmmaker in ''Film/KingKong , is listed as Chaotic Evil in the official D&D supplement ''Complete Scoundrel''.
* Raoul Silva of ''{{Film/Skyfall}}'' fluctuates between being a giggling goofball and a dangerous murderer with little provocation. Sometimes he's both. His messed up psyche has some justification, given that he [[spoiler:was betrayed by M and survived a suicide by cyanide tablet]].
* Agent Kruger from ''Film/{{Elysium}}'' is a ''[[AxCrazy really]]'' unhinged PsychoForHire who works for the LawfulEvil government that rules the titular station in the film. His [[http://24.media.tumblr.com/7e5c238d15c4813778b619743745bf60/tumblr_mtehl4kHnJ1qbaqpro1_1280.jpg personal bio]] includes multiple mentions of Human Rights violations, rape, torture and more. If given any kind of weapon, he will gladly use it to blow or cut up some poor fool, as evidenced many times through out the story. [[spoiler:And when he finds out about the codes that could allow any to control the station, he gladly jumps on the opportunity to do so to turn Elysium into his personal playground.]]
* Joe from ''{{Film/Nymphomaniac}}'' grows more and more depraved over the course of Part 2 and eventually becomes an extortionist specializing in physical and psychological torture.
* Loki becomes a Type 1 in ''Film/{{Thor}}'' having started out more [[NeutralGood good]], and continues to be (the WellIntentionedExtremist and[=/=]or Type 4 version of) this in ''Film/TheAvengers''. However, in ''Film/ThorTheDarkWorld'' he may be becoming either more (some form of) good or [[LawfulEvil lawful]] but it's [[ChronicBackstabbingDisorder hard to tell]] and it [[ReformedButNotTamed may not help the heroes much]] even if it happens.
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[[folder:Literature]]
* Claggart in ''Literature/BillyBudd.'' He's described as being "naturally depraved" and he wants to destroy the hero so badly (without a reason) that he provokes the boy into killing him, just to be sure he'll be hanged.
* Mr. Jonathan Teatime (pronounced Teh-ah-tim-ah) in the Discworld novel Hogfather. Other Guild Assassins take professional pride in inhuming the target with no collateral damage to bystanders, whenever possible; but to Teatime, killing is art for art's sake.
** Carcer of ''Discworld/NightWatch'' is possibly the most "Chaotic" villain in all of the ''Literature/{{Discworld}}'' series.
*** Pratchett also has the elves, who are both vicious and incredibly chaotic. Whether they are starfish aliens or chaotic evil- or both- is up for debate.
* Alex, of ''Literature/AClockworkOrange''. ''Real'' horrorshow, my droogs.
* Randall Flagg from ''Literature/TheStand''. Although Flagg's Las Vegas might be Lawful Evil (due to the day to day operations being run by Lloyd Henry), Flagg himself is a creature of whim, delights in causing trouble where none exists, and is ultimately self-destructive.
* Patrick Bateman of ''AmericanPsycho'' offers an interesting case of a blood-crazed Chaotic Evil individual essentially camouflaging himself in a Lawful or even Neutral Evil environment (that is to say, Wall Street), where his dead-eyed narcissism and rampant, violent misogyny are simply par for the course. See also ''InTheCompanyOfMen'' above.
* Fenrir Greyback in ''Literature/HarryPotter'', whose sole objective in life is to turn as many children as possible into werewolves... Or kill them, whichever strikes his fancy.
* The InUniverse alignment of ''Literature/FateZero'''s Caster (Gilles de Rais, aka Bluebeard). Just look at how he does things in the Holy Grail War.
* Morgoth from ''TheSilmarillion'': according to WordOfGod, his ultimate goal is simply to smash creation down into dust, into the primal darkness from which it came. By contrast, his lieutenant (and occasional [[TheDragon Dragon]]) Sauron is LawfulEvil
** Ungoliant of [[TheSilmarillion the same tome]], representing the EldritchAbomination version of this trope. Also Carcaroth, Glaurung and [[TheQuisling Ulfast]]
* Acheron Hades of the ''Literature/ThursdayNext'' series is this. Like the Joker, he's the type who depending on his whim of the moment, can vary between laughable, cartoonish villainy and brutal evil. For instance, although his plot to destroy great works of literature is more of the former, he's also depicted slaughtering an mentire room of police officers for the fun of it.
* The {{Designated Hero}}es of ''Literature/TheTurnerDiaries'', bonus points since they seem to consider themselves as ChaoticGood or {{Well Intentioned Extremist}}s at worst. They aren't.
* The four protagonists, as well as lots of briefly mentioned characters in the Creator/MarquisDeSade's ''Literature/The120DaysOfSodom'', and probably many characters from his other works.
* Rupert of Hentzau of ''ThePrisonerOfZenda'' arguably falls into this alignment, and is a very calm and calculating version of it. Rupert is the swashbuckling hero (a classic example of ChaoticGood) turned evil, and so he goes about things like treachery, casual cruelty, and attempted rape with with great charm and joie de vivre.
* Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire: Vargo Hoat and The Brave Companions, better known as the Bloody Mummers; the most vile, depraved, sickening mercenary troop in all the known lands. Yes, probably worse than Gregor Clegane's band of evil thugs even.
** Gregor Clegane is about as Chaotic Evil as they come. Whether it's killing children or massacring civilians during wartime or his decision to have an innkeeper's daughter gang raped by his men just because, you never know what Gregor's going to do, just that it will be as abhorrent as possible. His band of thugs is worse than the Mummers-- while Vargo's band are all sorts of monsters and wierdos gathered from faraway lands, Gregor's bunch are just ordinary soldiers and thugs. They brutally defeat and torture Vargo's band in the later books.
** Westeros will occasionally offer up a [[TheCaligula Caligula]] King to make the people as miserable as possible and give the characters an excuse to start a civil war. Mad King Aerys and Joffrey Baratheon are the two notable examples, both sadistic AxCrazy psychopaths who infuriated their nobles into rebellion by having prominent members of major Houses executed for no good reason.
** [[BastardBastard Ramsay Bolton]], son of Roose Bolton, is quite possibly the most evil character in the whole series, being the sort of man who flays people alive for fun, and enjoys the finer things in life, such as rape, murder, torture, and a whole mess of other atrocities, and becomes so repellently evil that his own father, he himself no stranger to atrocious behavior, expresses disgust at his methods (though this is more due to the negative publicity Ramsay brings to himself).
** We haven't seen much of [[BigBad The Others]] thusfar in the story, but their reputation is a race of AlwaysChaoticEvil [[OmnicidalManiac omnicidal maniacs]] who want to [[DystopiaJustifiesTheMeans plunge all the world into eternal winter and darkness]] at the behest of their unseen GodOfEvil master and creator. So they ''[[SarcasmMode might]]'' just fit this trope.
* Although he isn't this alignment in the adaptations of the work, the original Literature/{{Fantomas}} was a poster-boy for the alignment. Fantômas had an inspiration from GentlemanThief characters like Literature/ArseneLupin, but his only interest was in spreading terror and his [[MonumentalTheft wacky schemes]] involved killing people in sadistic ways (i.e. spreading a plague).
* Fats Wall from Literature/TheCasualVacancy is a textbook psychopath and one of the more realistic portrayals of this alignment. Obbo also goes here.
* Lord Foul, the Big Bad of the Chronicles of Thomas Covenant. His ultimate goal is to break out of his Sealed Evil Can and be free, but that can just happens to be a planet. It is heavily implied that even if he had no chance of breaking out, he would still kill and/or torture everyone on the planet just for the Hell of it.
* Edward Hyde, from ''Literature/TheStrangeCaseOfDrJekyllAndMrHyde'', is not only Henry Jekyll's embodied evil side but more specifically an expression of his lower, uncontrolled desires.
* Duchess Alicia from ''The Waters Rising'' by Shari S. Tepper who kills at whim, concieves unreasoning hatred for a nation and puts entire villages through humiliating games ForTheLulz. She also [[ParentalIncest lusts ofter her father]], [[BrotherSisterIncest seduces her brother]] and kills her mother.
* Many of the [[BigBad Big Bads]] from Literature/{{Redwall}} are such. For instance, [[WickedWeasel Ferahgo the Assassin]] divides his time between warring against Salamandastron, berating his son Klitch for his failed schemes, scaring the living crap out of his troops, employing a MasterPoisoner to starve everybeast on the mountain, and leaving freshly orphaned (by him) infants to die from exposure. All with a [[StepfordSmiler charming smile.]]
* Lamprey from ''[[ColSecTrilogy Exiles of ColSec]]'' is a sadistic, unpredictable thug who was deemed [[EvenEvilHasStandards too unstable to be a government hitman]].
* From the ''Literature/DresdenFiles: The entire Red Court of Vampires are petty, backstabbing bloodsuckers to the point where their own treachery sabotages their war effort. They are only loosely held together by threat of punishment and threats from other supernatural powers.
** Tessa of the Blackened Denarius is too chaotic to form long-term, large scale plans and actively seeks to spread chaos.
** [[TheFairFolk Maeve]] of the Winter Court ignores her duties and is a spiteful, unpredictable entity whose cruelty reaches the point of unnecessary evil.

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[[folder:Live Action TV]]
* The psychological crime series ''Series/{{Hannibal}}'' is overflowing with serial killers, but the giggling, gleeful Mason Verger stands out as particularly nasty. With little to no motive, he physically and probably sexually tortures his own sister and God knows how many others and mixes their tears into martinis. He also raises pigs to eat human flesh because, hey, why not? Not to when he [[spoiler: kidnaps and paralyzes his sister in order to give her a surprise abortion.]]
* ''Series/{{Heroes}}'' has quite a few: Sylar (when he isn't trying to make a HeelFaceTurn) is a mix of Type 3 and Type 4 ("evolutionary imperative", anyone?), Elle Bishop is a Type 1, and [[RetiredMonster Sylar's dad]] was a Type 3 in his day [[spoiler:(and tries to become one again when he learns that Sylar has a power that grants him {{Immortality}})]].
* The Reavers from ''{{Firefly}}''. If given half a chance, they'll rape you to death, eat your flesh, and sew your skin into their clothing. And if you're very. very lucky, they'll do it in that order. What's especially ironic about them is that they were created by a group of LawfulStupid scientists in a botched attempt to find a drug that would render mankind completely good, peaceful and law-abiding.
* The coldly stoic Marlo Stanfield of ''Series/TheWire'' demonstrates how Chaotic Evil doesn't necessarily mean stark-raving mad evil. He is simply Chaotic because there isn't a single thing about human life that matters to him, and is driven less by a desire for profit and more by his desire to prove his name. There isn't a single thing he won't do, no line he won't cross, to achieve what he wants.
* The Shadows from ''Series/BabylonFive'' are perceived like this in the beginning - an ancient sinister race that emerges from the deepest bowels of cosmos to annihilate everything in its path with world-shattering firepower and insidious treachery. Truth turns out a wee bit more complicated. Essentially, they ARE everything mentioned above, except that their ultimate goal is to kick-drive their enemies (whom they rather see as students) up the evolutionary and technological ladder. Thus they are perfectly happy when they eventually loose the battle and are driven away to return in a thousand years for another "lesson".
* Anubis of ''Series/StargateSG1''. The Goa'uld themselves are already as evil, if not worse than Hitler. Now imagine that Anubis was banished by the Goa'uld because he was too evil even for them. Ultimately, his goal was to erase all life in the galaxy.
* ''Series/ICarly'': Nevel. He hasn't killed anyone.. but well, it's a kid show. He has some super creepy scenes involving a wall of monitors featuring slow motion close-ups of Carly.
* Davros of ''Series/DoctorWho'', MadScientist creator of the AlwaysChaoticEvil Daleks. Anything that isn't Dalek is on his "[[OmnicidalManiac to kill]]" list, including his own species, immune to any reason or attempts at negotiation, and completely batshit insane.
** An argument could be made that his creations, the Daleks are LawfulEvil members of a Chaotic Evil race. Consider that an individual Dalek obeys authority unquestioningly, submits to strict rules of behaviour and never ever thinks for itself, while the Dalek Emperor and its underlings, the Dalek Supremes, enforce those rules and orders and expect to never be questioned. But, the entire race when viewed as a whole has only one desire: [[OmnicidalManiac destroy everything that is not Dalek]]. This is the textbook definition of an AlwaysChaoticEvil race.
** The resurrected Master. He's basically undead, eating people, and alternatively wants to blast the Doctor with energy bolts and then ignoring him. His behavior is erratic, and he works with people and then betrays them.
*** That, and the fact that he's [[AxCrazy batshit insane]].
**** [[spoiler:To be fair, Rassilon can be blamed for a lot, if not all, of that. He implanted in the Master's head the drumbeat that caused him to go insane as part of his BatmanGambit to end the Time War, making him (arguably) indirectly responsible for ''all the Master's villainous actions throughout the history of the show''. The Master's HeroicSacrifice towards the end of ''The End of Time'' suggests that ChaoticEvil is not really his true nature, but simply a consequence of what was done to him. Rassilon himself is arguably a much better candidate for ChaoticEvil.]]
** The Black Guardian is an AnthropomorphicPersonification of Chaos and is pretty evil, wanting to throw the Universe into eternal chaos.
** Despite trying to seem ChaoticGood, it could be argued the Tenth Doctor veers toward Type 5 ChaoticEvil. As [[http://www.fanpop.com/clubs/doctor-who/images/23303780/title/good-neutral-evil-doctors-ranks-photo this]] image argues 'Who else could drown your children and put you into an eternal prison?' In ''The Waters of Mars'' he certainly seems to be slipping towards this, deciding that as the Last of the Time Lords he has command over the Laws of Time. There is even an argument that the Tenth Doctor's death was partially due to him thinking he was slipping to far into this territory.
*** And not only that, but if it wasn't for him regenerating into Eleven, then [[FridgeHorror who knows how far-gone he could have become]]?
** The Valeyard originally seems LawfulEvil but Big Finish Unbound shows that if he had won he would have become ChaoticEvil.
* Angelus of ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'': a vampiric SerialKiller who liked to watch his victims crumble - for years in Drusilla's case - before finishing them.
** Glory is the Goddess of Chaotic Evil. She's a vapid and shallow bully who just happens to be able to break buildings down with her fists and drink people's sanity through their skulls, and mostly just wants to have fun like just an immortal, insane hellgod can.
* Rounding out the trifecta of "true" villains in ''Series/{{Oz}}'', along with [[LawfulEvil Vern Schillinger]] and [[NeutralEvil Ryan]] [[MagnificentBastard O'Reilly]], ScaryBlackMan Simon Adebisi definitely fits this alignment. He's even AffablyEvil at times...[[MemeticMolester right up to the]] PrisonRape.
* Takeshi Asakura/Kamen Rider Ouja from ''Series/KamenRiderRyuki''. There's nothing [[DracoInLeatherPants romantic]] or [[BlackAndGrayMorality grey]] about his character: he's an [[AxCrazy insane serial killer]] with an [[BloodKnight uncontrollable compulsion for violence]].
* AxCrazy Lilah, PsychopathicManchild Arthur "Trinity Killer" Mitchell and Jordan Chase of ''Series/{{Dexter}}''.
* According to ''Series/TheColbertReport'', {{bears|AreBadNews}}.
* [[TheLeagueOfGentlemen Papa Lazarou]] and the [[CircusOfFear Pandemonium Circus]]: the open road, a life in showbusiness, no rules, no laws - like that one about not kidnapping people.
* [[{{Satan}} Lucifer]], the BigBad of ''Series/{{Supernatural}}'''s fifth season. His only goal is to eliminate all humankind [[spoiler:and all demons]], and he kills numerous people in his quest to bring about TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt. He even says in "Hammer of the Gods": "Nobody gives us the right. We take it."
** Also, War, Famine and Pestilence, three of the Four HorsemenOfTheApocalypse. Death, on the other hand, was more TrueNeutral than Chaotic Evil. He had a job to do, and the whole 'End of Days' thing was getting in the way.
** Abaddon in season 9 is noted several times to be a brute who prefers violence, deal-breaking, and a much more chaotic hell than the more LawfulEvil Crowley.
* Larry, the PsychoForHire EvilMentor on ''Series/BurnNotice''. No morals, no conscience, and no loyalty to anyone except Michael, and only because he remains absolutely convinced that they're really NotSoDifferent. And possessed of both sufficient impulsiveness and deviousness to always keep you guessing whether he's pulling an IndyPloy or just good at the old XanatosSpeedChess.
** Several other recurring Series/BurnNotice villains, such as [[PsychoForHire Gillroy]], [[RevengeBeforeReason Victor]] and [[MadBomber Simon]]
* [[MagnificentBastard Joey Heric]] on ''ThePractice''. In his first few appearances, he repeatedly commits brutal murders just to see if he can get away with it. When it becomes obvious that he can, he starts [[spoiler:framing innocent people for his murders to see if he can get away with that, too]].
* Jim Moriarty of the series ''Series/{{Sherlock}}'' is a {{giggling| villain}}, [[MoodSwinger mood-swinging]] PsychopathicManchild who also happens to be one of the most intelligent and {{manipulative| bastard}} criminal masterminds in the world, for no other reason beyond his constant need to fend off boredom. So dedicated is he to tormenting Sherlock Holmes that at the end of series two, he [[spoiler:gleefully shoots himself in the head, just to prevent Sherlock from beating him at his own game.]]
* Merle from ''Series/{{The Walking Dead}}'' fits this quite well, with emphasis on Chaotic. The guy roams around as a free agent, doesn't care about anyone except him and his brother, and doesn't hesitate in pulling the worst shit for a second.
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[[folder:Music]]
* If you ever [[JohnnyCash shot a man in Reno]], [[ForTheEvulz just to watch him die]], you just might be Chaotic Evil.
* ''Slim Shady'', the evil AlterEgoActing of {{Eminem}}. Is a text book example of this trope, with EvilIsPetty moments thrown in.
* "BANG BANG [[Music/TheBeatles Maxwell's silver hammer]] came down upon his head / CLANG CLANG Maxwell's silver hammer made sure that he was dead..."
* "I dunno what I want, but I know how to get it / [[SexPistols I wanna]] [[LargeHam DESTROY]] [[AnarchyInTheUK passers-by]]"
* [[Music/IronMaiden Eddie the Head]] seems to get a kick out of random violence judging from the album covers.
* Most of the characters from [[GWAR]] are chaotic evil (with the remainder tending to be [[Lawful Evil]] characters such as Cardinal Syn who oppose the main characters). The band's lyrics talk also extensively about unprovoked murder, semi-provoked murder, revenge, pointless destruction of property, extreme sadism and sexual deviancy, genocide, destructive drug-fueled benders, and more unprovoked murder.
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[[folder:Professional Wrestling]]
* [[Wrestling/{{WWE}} Kane]] is not motivated by any of the standard pro wrestling goals -- he doesn't care at all about [[ToBeAMaster being a champion]], being famous, making lots of money, the thrill of competition, DoingItForTheArt, or anything along those lines. No, he's a wrestler for one reason and one reason only -- to inflict pain. Lots of it, to whomever he can get his hands on. And he smiles and cackles maniacally the entire time he's doing it. Other than that, he's a singularly unmotivated individual. He'll also run in on random matches and beatdown other wrestlers regardless of their alignment. Because of this he's perpetually a [[WildCard tweener]] or [[HeelFaceRevolvingDoor switching alignments.]]
* Wrestling/StoneColdSteveAustin pre-''Wrestling/{{WrestleMania}} XIII'' is a Type 3.
* Wrestling/RandyOrton in early 2009 was a Type 4. Orton did whatever he wanted when he wanted whether he was braining his own boss or kissing the unconscious wife of his nemesis, Wrestling/TripleH and blamed it all on a mental condition so he couldn't be fired. His ultimate goal was to be WWE Champion and destroy the [=McMahon=] family at the same time. [[DracoInLeatherPants And he got a lot of cheers for it.]]
* Fortune in Wrestling/{{TNA}} led by Wrestling/RicFlair was Chaotic Evil during their feud with Dixie Carter and her supporters, operating on a Type I structure until their alliance with Immortal brought them into LawfulEvil.
* In Wrestling/RingOfHonor, Generation Next was Type 1 until Austin Aries kicked Alex Shelley out of the group.
* Kevin Steen after turning on Wrestling/ElGenerico is a Type 4. The man who convinced Steen to turn, Steve Corino, would be a Type 5.
* For much of 2011, we had [[Wrestling/RonKillings R-Truth]]. He played into a Type 3: muttering to himself, acting wildly vicious in nature, as well as trolling various members of the audience; and by extension, roster. As of early 2012, he's much the same, only now he's ChaoticGood.
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[[folder:Religion & Mythology]]
* Satan is portrayed this way when he's not ChaoticGood. Sometimes alternately represented as LawfulEvil Lucifer, who always keeps his word once given, never goes back on a bet, etc., in Irish, Scottish and American (especially Southern) folktales, sometimes outwitted by a Trickster.
* In the Hebrew Kabbalah, there are demons known as the Golachab or "Burning Bodies" who ''set themselves on fire'' so as to cause more burning and destruction in their wake wherever they go. That's Chaotic Evil (and StupidEvil) all over.
* In Egyptian mythology, despite the Hollywood interpretations of Anubis, one of several gods of death, he was not this, and was in fact LawfulGood, since his duties consisted of protecting the bodies of the dead. However, the god Set, the god of darkness, sandstorms, and chaos, most certainly qualifies here... except when he doesn't. Yeah, there's that business he pulled with Osiris and Horus, but he also regularly saved Ra from Apep. Apep himself is the only figure in Egyptian mythology that is truly ChaoticEvil, seeking nothing but the destruction of the god Ra, the embodiment of justice, righteousness and the physical representation of the sun. In short, an OmnicidalManiac.
* The terrifying Navajo [[HumanoidAbomination Skinwalker]] absolutely revels in inhuman depravity for its own sake.
* In Norse mythology, the wolf Fenrir, son of Loki, likes nothing better than to devour and consume anything that comes near him. Ditto the dragon Nithogg, who does nothing except gnaw at the World Tree Ygdrassil. Loki himself is usually depicted as ChaoticNeutral, but his gradual descent into evil will reach its climax at Ragnarok, when he will lead the forces of darkness to destroy creation, and his son Fenrir will eat the Sun.
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[[folder:Tabletop Games]]
* ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'': The TropeNamer, TropeCodifier, and nearly TropeMaker (though definitely not UrExample); makes explicit use of the term all the time, so it's easy to find examples.
** The Demons have defined Chaotic Evil since the game's beginnings. Their plane of origin, the Abyss, embodies Chaotic Evil as a concept, and it possesses infinite layers, each more horribly evil than the last -- think of it as Hell, only messier.
** Among dragonkind, red, white and black dragons are Chaotic Evil, along with deep dragons, shadow dragons and yellow dragons.
** Even when they aren't ''[[AlwaysChaoticEvil Always]]'' Chaotic Evil, [[OurOrcsAreDifferent orcs]] in ''D&D'' are usually portrayed with a Chaotic Evil culture that rewards backstabbing, vicious shows of strength, and no compassion whatsoever to the weak or other races. This is also true for [[TheOgre ogres]], [[AllTrollsAreDifferent trolls]], [[OurGoblinsAreDifferent bugbears]], several (but not all) [[OurGiantsAreBigger giant subraces]], and various other humanoids. Prior to 3rd Edition, orcs were actually listed as LawfulEvil and portrayed with a rigid social structure; this was later dropped to make them more barbaric, and the Lawful Evil alignment became a more distinctive trait of the hobgoblins.
** The drow are a race of subterranean elves that, due to the insane level of devotion they have their goddess Lolth, have developed a culture that revolves around subterfuge and treachery. Drow are always looking for ways to increase their own power, while watching their own backs for others looking to depose them. It has been mentioned in the source books that the drow should have gone extinct long ago, due to the constant power struggles, but it is purely through Lolth's will that they remain alive. They were changed to "usually NeutralEvil" in the 3rd edition, however, with Lolth remaining Chaotic Evil.
** In ''TabletopGame/{{Pathfinder}} RPG'', each of the Chaotic Evil humanoids is given their own different take on the alignment. Orcs are just stupid and barbaric, living lives of savagery because they can't imagine doing anything else. Ogres are a race of {{Psychopathic Manchild}}ren who engage in all kinds of depravity to sate their lust and gluttony. Bugbears are perhaps the worst of all, committing mass murder not for the sake of killing, but instead to instill fear in the survivors--they are, in effect, a race of terrorists.
** Tharizdun is an OmnicidalManiac EldritchAbomination who was NeutralEvil until 4th edition, for some reason (see his entry in Neutral Evil for the explanation). In 4e, he ''created the Abyss'', and as a result of his madness, his angels have turned into giant cyclopean monsters which roam through the Astral Sea eating things. If he ever breaks his chains, most of the universe is screwed.\\
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The following might be the best explanation for why Tharizdun ''wasn't'' Chaotic Evil in earlier Editions: "'''CHAOTIC EVIL:''' The Chaotic Evil creature holds that individual freedom and choice is important, and that other individuals and their freedoms are unimportant if they cannot be held by the individuals through their own strength and merit. Thus, law and order rends to promote not individuals but groups, and groups suppress individual volition and success." - ''1st. Editon DMG'' Chaos as individualism and Evil as brutality and cruelty.
** Dagon, a sea demon that [[strike: acts as TheDragon to Demogorgon]] helps Demogorgon for unknown reasons of his own, is the calm, intelligent, and ''patient'' Chaotic Evil. Also, he is intentionally modeled after Lovecraft's Dagon. Only worse. Yes, ''that'' Lovecraft.
** The Archons of 4e aren't too far behind him. They are disciplined, regimented, highly organized and otherwise you'd think they were personifications of Lawful Neutral or Lawful Evil. However, they are living weapons whose sole reason to exist is to kill everything else that exists. They're not really sentient, as such, just pure, highly developed, militaristic instinct — they don't squabble over power because each instinctively knows how strong it is and how it relates to other Archons in that regard. They do act as mercenaries, but that's merely a way to acquire treasure (to lure would-be thieves to them so they can fight them) and an excuse to kill. They have no understanding of mercy, kindness, love, peace or anything that doesn't revolve around killing... and they have no capacity to learn to understand such concepts. To live is to kill. To kill is to live. There is nothing else to Archons. They are elemental [[TheTerminator Terminators]].
** 4th edition also changed Slaadi from ChaoticNeutral to this, on the justification that they are so ChaoticStupid they are {{Omnicidal Maniac}}s -- they want to tear apart the very rules that hold reality together, they revere Chaos that much.
* ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer}}'' and ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}'' provide some of the most brutally straightforward, [[ObviouslyEvil Obviously]], [[CardCarryingVillain Card Carryingly]], [[AxCrazy Ax Crazily]], and otherwise gleefully and horrendously evil examples of the alignment in all of fiction.
** The Orks of [=WH40K=] are perhaps a purer version of this trope. They live for slaughtering their enemies in a giant Waaaagh!
** Chaos. The name says it all.
*** Tzeentch appears to be the most orderly (relatively speaking) of the Chaos Gods. Except that all of his plans are designed to be mutually contradictory and he makes sure that, ultimately, he can ''never'' achieve victory, due to the mutually inclusive goals that he would cease to exist if he ever won and his absolute addiction to scheming. He's probably more Chaotic Evil than any of them... with the possible exception of Khorne, who [[BloodKnight cares not from where the blood flows, only that it does,]] and whose followers wage ceaseless, pitiless war for its own sake throughout the cosmos. He has no churches or temples in his honour -- the only place to honour and worship him is on the battlefield, and the battlefield must have no limits or end.
*** Chaos Space Marine Legions vary from LawfulEvil to Chaotic Evil. Several of the more disciplined ones are almost [[VisionaryVillain Visionary Villains]] wanting to carry out the legacy of Horus, uniting humanity under Chaos. Some of the others... not so much. You need only look at the eloquent and sophistication philosophy expounded by Kharn The Betrayer, mentioned just up there ^. [[MemeticMutation Although he's a pretty fun guy regardless.]] And, not surprisingly, the World Eaters are the purest examples of this alignment amongst the Chaos Space Marine chapters, which is the legion Khârn is part of.
** The Dark Eldar have partially moved away from this direction in fifth edition. They still have elements of this, but it is mostly restricted to the lower castes and criminals of their society. Indeed, in the retool the Kabals tend to fulfill the LawfulEvil side of the spectrum more, enforcing strict but cruel laws upon their people, as befitting of a race of absolute evil. As to this, there is a huge rivalry between the kabals and the lower castes of society, but they do tend to (begrudgingly) work together to commit raids, with many of the criminals and gangs working as [[PsychoForHire cruel mercenaries]] for the Kabals alongside their actual soldiers.
** The Skaven of ''Warhammer Fantasy''. Giant anthropomorphic ratmen of Chaos whose only ''raison d'etre'' is wanton destruction.
* In ''MagicTheGathering'', many pairings of Red, which is heavily associated with chaos, and Black, which is overwhelmingly associated with evil, gives us this trope. Every demon costs black, red, or both.
** At least partial exception, Innistrad vampires (associated with both red and black mana) generally avert this alignment for the most part, with Stromkirk vampires embracing a NobleDemon artistic approach (both black and red traits) in contrast to some of the other bloodlines that are a lot more bloodcrazed. As to this, it stands to show that red and black combos does not ''nessecarily'' mean Chaotic Evil.
** Still, it is an iconic villain combo in MagicTheGathering; the very first canon villain, Mishra, was Black/Red.
** The Cult of Rakdos (the Black/Red followers of the Black/Red demon Rakdos) are evil enough torture their slaves for fun and chaotic enough to torture themselves at the same time, also for fun.
** Black, [[DarkIsNotEvil not always evil]] and [[GrayAndGreyMorality definetly]] '''not''' [[GrayAndGreyMorality the evil colour in MTG]], is not necessary for this. The Innistrad werewolves were Red/Green, and were very much chaotic and malevolent, [[http://wizards.com/Magic/Magazine/Article.aspx?x=mtg/daily/stf/163 especially the likes of Tovolar and Shaharra]], and the also Red/Green Gruul from Ravnica (the same set as the Rakdos) are this when not being ChaoticNeutral. The Nobilis of War from Shadowmoor was also ChaoticEvil, and he was Red/[[LightIsNotGood White]].
** The planeswalker Garruk Wildspeaker, initially ChaoticGood, slips into a pure Type 3 Chaotic Evil after being cursed by the Chain Veil. He considers Planeswalkers his prey, especially Liliana Vess, the one who cursed him.
* Every willing member of the Rapine Storm in ''TabletopGame/CthulhuTech''. As has been said before, the Lovecraftian horrors in that force are nowhere near as bad as the actual humans, and they seem to have no goals besides killing, maiming, raping and burning their way across the world.
* The Wyrm in the original ''TabletopGame/WerewolfTheApocalypse''. Its goal, depending on one's interpretation, is either to destroy the entire universe or [[LawfulEvil trap it forever in an unending state of suffering]].
** Subverted in that it is only trying to break free from imprisonment by the insane [[LawfulEvil Weaver]], and the horrors that serve it fitting more into the mold due to some of the stuff they do ForTheEvulz. In essence, the Wyrm is TrueNeutral; its purpose is to act as the balancing deity between the order of the Weaver and chaos of the Wyld by bringing a blessed ending to their creations.
* The Sabbat is the pinnacle of Chaotic Evil in TabletopGame/VampireTheMasquerade, killing and breaking things for shits and giggles. The only thing that enforces a hierarchy and prevents members from tearing each other apart is the Vaulderie, a rite in which pack members drink each other's blood, which establishes a bond akin to the blood bond.
** Exceptions exist within the sect, however, particularily amongst those in the sect who choose to follow the Path of Honorable Accord, who are LawfulEvil instead. Interestingly, in a sect that is particularily devoted to chaos and mayhem, this path aactually happens to be one of the most popular paths to follow.
* The Ebon Dragon of TabletopGame/{{Exalted}} (when he's not being NeutralEvil). Exalted uses a Virtue system to depict the internal integrity and morality of characters. Compassion denotes the character's ability to feel for others and empathy, Conviction for determination to ideals and visions, Temperance for self-control and discipline, and Valor for courage and bravery. The Ebon Dragon, a titan who created the world, has the lowest rating possible for a sentient being in all Virtues. He does not care for anything, possesses no ideals, refuses to control himself and can not stand up against danger. His only motivation is to cause suffering. This miserable thing has ''cosmic'' powers.
** His similarly supra-divine sister, [[BlowYouAway Adorjan]], is also Chaotic Evil, but of a completely different variety-she's actually a bizarre mix of Type 5 and AxCrazy (she's bloody insane and acts like it, but she'll happily explain the reason she kills people is to free them of all attachments-which is why she kills what she loves and spares what she hates).
* In {{TabletopGame/Paranoia}} some of the secret societies (most notably PURGE and the Death Leopards) are based on wanton destruction either for its own sake and/or out of rage at the setting's overly restrictive dystopian society.
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[[folder:Theatre]]
* [[TheZerothLawOfTropeExamples Shakespeare did it]]
** Aaron the Moor from ''Theatre/TitusAndronicus''.
** Also, Iago from ''Thetre/{{Othello}}''.
** Don John, in ''Much Ado About Nothing'' plots to destroy the love of Hero and Claudio ''for no reason at all.''
* Stanley from Theatre/AStreetcarNamedDesire turns out to be clearly evil after he [[spoiler: rapes Blanche and later has her sent off to a mental institution]]. His great emphasis on personal freedom and his random, brutal behavior lands him into Chaotic Evil territory.
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[[folder:Theme Parks]]
* Most of the icons for Universal's Theatre/HalloweenHorrorNights. [[MonsterClown Jack]], the [[MadScientist Caretaker]], [[ShapeshiftingSeducer Lady Luck]], the [[EvilOldFolks Storyteller]], and most definitely, the [[AxCrazy Director]].

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[[folder:Video Games]]
* Vega from the ''StreetFighter'' series is a narcissist ninja bullfighter aristocrat whose hobbies include carving people up with a clawed gauntlet in order to watch their blood pool beneath them, likening it to a blooming rose. Though, he finds it vulgar when it sprays.
* Bandits of the ''Videogame/{{Borderlands}}'' series are AlwaysChaoticEvil lunatics whose entire lives seem to revolve around violence.
* HK-47 from ''VideoGame/KnightsOfTheOldRepublic'' cheerfully asks to kill every living thing he sees; he only has his master's metaphorical leash stopping him from becoming a literal non-stop killing machine.
** Calo Nord, a legendary bounty hunter, kills people for ''talking to him when he's not in the mood''.
** Also, Darth Nihilus from [[VideoGame/KnightsOfTheOldRepublicII the sequel]] is an OmnicidalManiac who seeks to devour all life in the galaxy so that he can sate his hunger.
* Eventually, everyone who plays ''[[VideoGame/GrandTheftAuto GTA]]'' gets powerful and bored/pissed off enough that they become this. Ditto any other crime sandbox game. Protagonist-wise, Trevor Phillips of ''Videogame/GrandTheftAutoV'' is the closest to this and is stated to be inspired by the mindset of said players.
* Black Whirlwind from JadeEmpire, an AxCrazy mercenary whose chaotic and impulsive actions (Sleeping with his employers wife, cutting in two a girl two rivals were fighting over) normally end in him having to kill everyone in self defense.
* ''Franchise/ResidentEvil'''s Albert Wesker. By ''VideoGame/ResidentEvil5'', he hates everyone in the world and seeks to genocide the human race. Plus half the things he did beforehand, from taking a preteen outbreak survivor prisoner to [[spoiler: injecting Jill with viruses and forcing her to aid him just so she can suffer]].
** Anything, I mean ''anything'', infected with the T-Virus. No matter how harmless or non-violent it was before, no matter the intelligence it has after (Some of them [[ItCanThink are quite smart]]), be it man, animal, vegetable, or mineral, you'd better believe it lives only to sow death and destruction once infected.
* Tira, Cervantes, and Nightmare in ''SoulCalibur''. Soul Edge has rendered them all insane killing machines with little regard for who's on the other side of the blade.
* Kratos of ''VideoGame/GodOfWar'' is an AxCrazy berserker whose primary motivation is the death of anyone who pisses him off, and many people who ''don't''.
** ... And {{Revenge}}!
* Kefka of ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVI'', an AxCrazy, [[OmnicidalManiac Omnicidal]] MonsterClown and a Chaotic Evil hybrid of types 2 and 4. In the first part of the game he works for TheEmpire, but disobeys orders whenever he feels like it so he can, for example, gleefully slaughter a city and hear the people ''scream.'' In the second part [[spoiler: he is a PhysicalGod and rules over the world... Or rather, the scraps and ruins of it that are left]].
* [[EvilPrince Luca Blight]] from ''SuikodenII''. He murdered his own troops (specifically, the youth brigade, composed of ''teens'') and pinned the blame on the opposing side in order to put an end to a peace treaty, razed entire villages full of civilians, executed those who begged for their lives, attempted to cut in half a little girl while wearing a sinister grin on his face, assassinated his own father in order to become king, slaughtered the entire population of Muse in order to power-up a True Rune, pursued unarmed refugees and killed them... The list goes on and on.
** And his SpiritualSuccessor in ''SuikodenV'', Childerich.
* A chaotic evil character alignment is possible in ''VideoGame/{{Infamous}}'', just like in all sandbox games. ''Infamous'' is made distinct by the fact that the player has the option to choose their character alignment through their actions, and character alignment is actually a major element in the way that the game plays out. If you choose to be chaotic evil, then people will hate you, the city will descend deeper into crime and anarchy, and you will gain powers exclusive to evil characters.
* Albedo Piazolla from the ''VideoGame/{{Xenosaga}}'' series.
* Kerrigan from ''StarCraft'' once the ExpansionPack ''Brood War'' rolls around. [[spoiler:She plays TheChessmaster to get into power, and once there does whatever she feels like while massacring her remaining competition. She leaves Zeratul alive after forcing him to kill his Matriarch in order to free her, so that his "every waking moment will be torture." She also {{lampshades}} it by calling herself the "Queen Bitch of the universe."]]
* Hell is depicted this way in the ''{{VideoGame/Diablo}}'' mythos, whose denizens enjoy slaughtering and corrupting mortals and who hold chaos as a cosmic ideal to which all reality should bend. However, besides the Three Prime Evils who rule Hell, most of the forces of Hell seem to in fact be [[LawfulStupidChaoticStupid stupid evil,]] and are perfectly willing to simply slaughter each other for all eternity.
* The Umgah from ''StarControl II'' are a race of practical jokers who seem to have little to no loyalty to anyone or anything, even attacking the player after he saves their entire race, just for kicks and giggles. The fact that the Umgah's pranks are implied to cause the death of thousands, if not millions of sentient beings puts them squarely in the "evil" category.
** As an example, they drop miles-wide meteors into the oceans of inhabited planets and consider it hilarious.
** The Kohr-Ah probably also qualify, as opposed to their Lawful Evil counterparts the Kzer-Zah. The Kzer-Zah believe that the key to their race's survival is to enslave everybody else, thus bringing order and hierarchy to the galaxy. The Kohr-Ah on the other hand believe that if there are no living sentient races, then they can never again be made slaves and kill.Anyone and everything that isn't them must die.
* Giygas from ''VideoGame/{{Earthbound}}'', and his subordinate Pokey/Porky.
** [[spoiler:Until [[VideoGame/{{Mother 3}} the sequel]], in which Porky becomes a LawfulEvil EvilOverlord.]]
* The Edel Bernal, the BigBad and TrueFinalBoss of ''VideoGame/SuperRobotWarsZ'' is a perfect example of this alignment. He lives only for the pleasure of death and destruction and cause the dimensional collapse which resulted in the countless conflicts of the game for fun.
* Melissa and Meria, [[spoiler: the evil sides of the archangel Marietta]], from ''KnightsInTheNightmare'' fit the bill nicely. They cause massive bloodshed and chaos throughout the game for no reason other than ForTheEvulz. In fact, in Meria's route, if the player chooses, [[RageAgainstTheHeavens Meria can take her campaign of destruction all the way to the heaven]].
* Bishop of ''VideoGame/NeverwinterNights2'' is a canonically Type 3 Chaotic Evil human ranger. While not being a sociopath, he is a major jerk, and will happily slaughter his way through anyone to achieve his goals. He firmly believes in {{Social Darwinis|t}}m, and that the concept of civilization and culture are a total sham and everyone, even (or perhaps especially) him, is just a rabid animal waiting to strike. He [[spoiler: will also betray you during the siege on your fortress, claiming he is always on the winning side. It is possible to convince him later on not to attack you in the final battle of the game, though only if he liked/respected you enough.]].
** From the same game, Qara is listed as ChaoticNeutral, but her attitude and actions (overtly smug and sadistic, wanting to [[KillItWithFire kill everything she hates with fire]], and getting offended if you suggest she use her fire powers for ''practical'' purposes rather than mass murder) cause her to seem more like this. [[spoiler:Also, her reasons for betraying you are ''very'' petty (namely, you not letting her burn everything in sight), while Bishop at least does so because he doesn't think you can win, and there's no way to stop her from [[FaceHeelTurn Face Heel Turning]] without being a suck-up the whole game, unless you treat Sand even worse.]]
* The Postal Dude, and in fact, the ''{{Postal}}'' series embody this alignment. Basically the series is about doing whatever you feel like, which typically involves going postal against society.
* ''VideoGame/TalesOfVesperia'''s Zagi may very well be the embodiment of this alignment. Not only is he AxCrazy to the nth degree, about 90% of his dialogue is either him giving an over the top EvilLaugh or a deranged non sequitur.
** To specify, he starts out as a PsychoForHire, but gradually [[spoiler:he becomes a StalkerWithACrush towards Yuri and indulges in CyberneticsEatYourSoul just so he can have the satisfaction of defeating and killing him. It takes no less than ''five'' battles to finally defeat him.]]
*** [[{{Squick}} "Hahahaha! I'm gonna kill you and carve your name into my blood!"]]
* [[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaMajorasMask Majora]], and anyone unlucky enough to wear its [[EvilMask mask]]. Skullkid-sans-mask was just a lonely kid who wanted friends to play with, but didn't know how to get attention other than pranking people. Majora-Skullkid twisted this desire into playing gruesome, often lethal "games" with the population of Termina. When you actually fight Majora itself, it acts more like a PsychopathicManchild than anything else. This thing makes Ganondorf look friendly by comparison.
* Possibly Dark Star/Dark Bowser from [[VideoGame/MarioAndLuigiBowsersInsideStory Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story]]. There's a good reason it's SealedEvilInACan in the first place, that being that it's completely omnicidal without a cause (as in, wants to destroy the entire world and everything in it bar maybe itself). It also clones others via copying their DNA, which is... bad news when it gets eaten by Bowser.
** ''"Soon this kingdom will vanish along with all who dwell within. And you, too, will sleep eternally in the dark power's embrace!"''
* Shiro Tagachi from GuildWars. He's bent on destroying the entire continent of Cantha (hence [[spoiler: the Jade Wind]]) and actively seeks revenge the entire time he's "dead".
* Charnel, the god of death, from ''VideoGame/{{Sacrifice}}''.
* [[spoiler:Mitsuo]] from ''VideoGame/{{Persona 4}}''.
* Gary Smith from VideoGame/{{Bully}}. After the first chapter of the game, he schemes behind the scenes, then sets his master plan into action in the last chapter. He causes a riot, ties up the head, gets several kids expelled (sending several more through therapy), does enormous amounts of vandalism and destruction, lies to everyone, and calls your mother a whore. Why? ''Because he can!''
* Zevran Arainai of ''VideoGame/DragonAgeOrigins'' is a rare example of a Chaotic Evil party member that's actually quite pleasant to be around, thanks to his wit and charm. He seems to mostly be a Type 1, given that freedom from the [[MurderInc Antivan Crows]] is his primary concern, but he also shows little or no remorse for the lives he's taken up until that point. [[spoiler:His original nature seemed to be leaning towards Chaotic Good, but his enforced service to the Crows over a lifetime has generally winnowed away any morality he had, especially a few seriously tragic events. He can be brought back to CG with a Romance, or at LEAST Chaotic Neutral with enough approval, though he's still an assassin by trade.]]
** [[spoiler:Zevran shows up in one quest for the sequel, and is now firmly CN, as he's more or less started assassinating the other assassins rather then taking marks himself, mostly because they won't stop trying (and failing) to kill him. He appears to be insuring his freedom by more or less single-handedly dismantling the entire Antivan Crows organization bit by bit.]]
** Morrigan is also Chaotic Evil, leaning more towards Chaotic. She attaches great importance to personal freedom and disapproves of oppression throughout Thedas, but disapproves of any charitable acts and approves of some of your worst atrocities. It is notoriously difficult to play a Lawful Good type and still keep her approval high.
* VideoGame/{{Drakengard}} has Arioch, the [[AxCrazy insane]] female elf fighter, is probably Chaotic Evil herself; so was [[EnfanteTerrible the child]] Manah and the [[EldritchAbomination Grotesquieries]].
* ''BaldursGate'':
** The {{Big Bad}}s in ''BaldursGate'' and ''[[BaldursGate Baldur's Gate II:]] [[ExpansionPack Throne of Bhaal]]'' are both good examples of intelligent, patient Chaotic Evil, though both also show a bit of a fiery temper in the short term in spite of being [[TheChessmaster Chessmasters]]. Both of their plans involve building alliances and beguiling everyone only to tear it all apart by having everyone kill everyone in an orgy of bloodshed so that they can have supreme power for themselves.
** Bodhi is a predatory, sadistic and bloodthirsty vampire, intelligent but somewhat unrestrained, who was originally motivated by lust for godly power and is now driven by revenge.
** Korgan [[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast Bloodaxe]] is everything you could ask for from an Chaotic Evil AxCrazy PsychoForHire. And he's on your side.
** [[AxCrazy Shar]][[DarkActionGirl -Teel]] in the original game, where her BloodKnight tendencies are driven to the extreme due to her [[DoesNotLikeMen unadulterated hatred of men]].
** The necromancer Xzar is somewhat sadistic and lacks any empathy, and varies between coldly sarcastic and cheerfully (or otherwise) insane.
* Gig from ''SoulNomadAndTheWorldEaters''; brash, deceptive, impulsive, crude, attempts to solve all his long-term problems (mainly the one that there's people still alive on the same plane of existence as he) with simple short-term solutions (mainly killing everything in sight) and turned the protagonist's homeworld into a slowly dying dustbowl because he thinks wanton slaughter of mortals is ''fun''. Oh yeah, and he's on ''your'' side, which turns the game into a rather interesting case of being the KidWithTheLeash.
** Gig gets CharacterDevelopment during the story and ends up more of a ChaoticNeutral TheImp. [[spoiler:The good ending to the Demon Path also sees him overcome his LaserGuidedAmnesia and return to his LawfulGood former incarnation.]]
** The one guy who's worse than that: [[spoiler:You, in the Demon Path, who decides to just go kill everyone because he or she felt like it. Oh, and Gig in that storyline? Eventually, you [[YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness absorb him instead of the other way around]] if you win the final battle. Fun stuff.]]
*** The characters who join you in [[spoiler:The Demon Path]] can end up this way, notably [[spoiler: [[FallenHero Thorndyke]]]].
** The other World Eaters also fit into here save for Feinne, who is barely sentient. Thuris could also be considered NeutralEvil.
* [[http://i73.photobucket.com/albums/i212/Kerrah_photos/CHAOTICEVIL.jpg Mannoroth the Destructor]] from ''VideoGame/{{Warcraft}}''. He was nothing more than an engine of destruction who would be released on the enemies of [[TheLegionsOfHell the Burning Legion]] to slaughter all he could reach. Sure, he contributed to the ordered corruption of the orcs, but that was under the plans of LawfulEvil demons and warlocks.
** [[http://i73.photobucket.com/albums/i212/Kerrah_photos/CHAOTICEVIL-1.jpg Deathwing the Destroyer]]. Even though he does do a lot of villainous planning, in the end he's a freaking lunatic whose entire soul is broken. He seems to abandon his own dragonflight around the point of ''Warcraft II'' so he can continue without them.
* Jeremy from ''VideoGame/{{Wild ARMs 4}}'' arguably started out as NeutralEvil. However, when you face him for the last time, he's definitely descended into this alignment, [[spoiler:mainly because becoming part-ARM made him completely AxCrazy.]]
* Most Daedra of ''Franchise/TheElderScrolls''. Sheogorath is the quintessential and [[AffablyEvil charming]] example, extremely powerful and more likely to send flaming pets raining down on a village as provide useful advice. The only rule he follows is that he won't make things more sane [[spoiler: ...except when his curse de-activates]].
** Sheogorath is more like a pendulum that swings between Chaotic Evil, ChaoticNeutral and ChaoticGood (He is the prince of madness after all). On one hand, he's a psychopath and AxCrazy, on the other hand he helped the Chimer (who later became the dark elves) move from Summerset Isle and form their pre-tribunal culture. He's also very keen on punishing those that deserve it, or teaching lessons to people. And he invented music.
** Technically none of the Daedra qualify as [[BlueAndOrangeMorality their motives so far above your head you can't comprehend it]]. If they were any however, they would be Molag Bal, [[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast ''King of Rape'']]; Boethia, who has aspects of anarchy and Darwinism; Mehrunes Dagon, who wants nothing more than to tear down creatio;, Vaermina, who rules over dreams and who's purpose is to torture everyone she can with the most horrifying nightmares possible; and Mephala-- while her aspect is purposely veiled from mortal interpretation, all she/he ever does is cause destruction and sow chaos. She's also might be the patron of both assassin's guilds and destroys peace for the sake of it. The ironic thing here is that Boethia and Mephala, alongside Azura, are considered the ''good'' Daedra!
** Of course, of the three, only Azura is looked upon kindly outside of Morrowind.
* Deathjester from ''SeikenDensetsu3'' qualifies. He brainwashes two best friends of the main characters into attacking them and helps [[BigBad the Dark Lich]] gain control of the Mana Sword just for giggles.
* [[SpellMyNameWithAnS Erol/Errol]] becomes this in ''[[JakAndDaxter Jak 3]]''.
* Omega from the ''VideoGame/MegaManZero'' series fits here, being a bloodthirsty machine of destruction.
* Leon the Black Knight from ''YggdraUnion'' is a bloodthirsty, batshit insane warrior who thinks nothing of slaughtering ''anyone'' who crosses him. He's probably the most evil character along with the LawfulEvil [[CorruptChurch Mardym]].
* [[spoiler:Morinth]] from VideoGame/MassEffect2. Has a [[spoiler:genetic condition that kills the people she has sex with, and spends her time manipulating people into adoring her, then kills them with said condition when she's bored of them. Once, she used Samara's KnightTemplar code to force Samara to kill a village of people she'd brainwashed into worshipping her as a goddess.]]
** Renegade Shepard sometimes shows signs of this. Unless roleplayed otherwise the majority of his/her actions lean more towards ChaoticNeutral, but sometimes there are some renegade actions that have no real justification, such as urging a drug addled civilian to throw himself at a band of mercenaries for shits and giggles, and manipulating Annoleis and Gianna into killing each other when he could have gotten what he wanted from them in a much more straight forward way.
** VideoGame/MassEffect3 allows you to go on a [[TeamKiller team killing]] rampage--[[spoiler:[=Ashley/Kaiden=], Legion, Mordin, and Wrex]] can all be put down by Shepard, depending on the choices made.
*** However, in Mass Effect 3, Renegade Shepard is far more ChaoticNeutral, even ChaoticGood in some places. A Renegade in Mass Effect 3 basically believes that sacrifice is necessary, while the Paragon wants to save everyone they can. Both have their flaws.
* ''VideoGame/{{BlazBlue}}'''s Terumi Yuuki (a.k.a. Hazama) has, as his apparant overall plot, the desire to create the Kusanagi, the sword of the godslayer. To do this, he's performed almost every single atrocity that occurs in the game towards any of the other characters. [[MagnificentBastard And we mean everything]]. He fucked up Ragna's life by cutting off his arm and kidnapping his sister, fucked up Jin's life by giving him the sword that messed with his mind, fucked up Noel's life by turning her into the Kusanagi (not that anything had gone well for her before), fucked up Arakune's life by turning him into the monster he is, etc. He is nearly impossible to control or predict (partly due to his [[AxCrazy destructive impulses]] and partly due to his [[CrazyPrepared plans upon plans upon plans upon plans upon plans]]) and absolutely hates to receive orders. And, thus far, his actions have mainly been ForTheEvulz. When ''Chronophantasma'' is revealed, it only takes to the end of the promoting trailer until he reveals his other goal which is also encompassed in Kusanagi: ToCreateAPlaygroundForEvil where all humans kill each other while he just watches in amusement because that's what he considered entertaining. Needless to say, he's one of the more dangerous Type 4 ChaoticEvil characters with a bloodcurdling portion of Type 2 NeutralEvil thrown in for good meassure.
* ''VideoGame/GuiltyGear'''s I-No, who is responsible for [[spoiler:plunging the whole world into Armageddon after killing Ky Kiske out of amusement in one timeline until That Man intervenes and resets the timeline]]. She is nearly impossible to control or predict (due to her [[AxCrazy destructive impulses]] and her [[CrazyPrepared contant use of her time-travel abilities to travel to the past as many times as she wants and change it in her image]]) and absolutely hates to receive orders. And, thus far, her actions have mainly been ForTheEvulz.
* {{Dracula}}, the titular BigBad of Franchise/{{Castlevania}} franchise!!! He turns to the psychotic mass murder of humans to avenge his beloved wife. [[VideoGame/CastlevaniaChroniclesOfSorrow Soma Cruz]], normally ChaoticGood, could become this as well if he sees the same fate happening in front of his very eyes.
* Vanitas from ''VideoGame/KingdomHeartsBirthBySleep'' is supposed to be TheDragon to [[BigBad Master Xehanort]], but it's made quite clear that he is a DragonWithAnAgenda who only works for Xehanort because it allows him to do as much evil as he pleases. Somewhat justified given that he is [[spoiler: made of nothing but darkness.]]
* [[VideoGame/MetalGearSolid Psycho Mantis]], [[VideoGame/MetalGearSolid2 Vamp]], and [[VideoGame/MetalGearSolid3 Volgin]] qualify as this.
* [[spoiler:Constantine]], the villain from ''[[VideoGame/{{Thief}} Thief: The Dark Project]]'' wanted nothing less than causing the world to return to chaos.
* Vaas from {{Far Cry 3}} is a psychopath leading the pirates that occupy the game's setting of Rook island. Most conversations with him begin with [[FauxAffablyEvil uncanny attempts at pleasantness on his part]] which then proceed into violent death threats issued [[HairTriggerTemper at the slightest provocation]]. Nowhere else is his madness more apparent though then his infamous "definition of insanity speech".
* NEXUS from VideoGame/{{Warzone 2100}} is the Type 2 variety, who [[spoiler:destroyed human civilization]] because EvilFeelsGood.
* [[spoiler: Marx]] from ''VideoGame/KirbySuperStar'' tricks Kirby into summoning NOVA under the pretense of wishing for the sun and moon to stop fighting. In reality, it's so that [[spoiler: Marx]] can wish to control Pop Star, allowing him to "cause all the mischief [he] wants".
* Vladimir Makarov from ''VideoGame/CallOfDuty'' attacks a Russian airport to get Russia to attack the US [[spoiler: (which Shepherd exploited)]] and is shown to have no loyalty to the Ultranationalists, despite being one himself.
* Jenna Angel from ''DigitalDevilSaga'' is a Type 1, believing that the only way to create a free society in a world where sunlight is deadly to all but demons [[UtopiaJustifiesTheMeans is to give everyone an equal chance by having them turn into demons and introducing utter chaos]], though it is also due to [[spoiler:her desire for revenge for the death of her lover due to people believing he was a danger despite trying to find a cure for the disease caused by the sunlight.]]
* J. D. Thorne from ''[[VideoGame/TronTwoPointOh Tron 2.0]]'' has the dubious distinction of being the only true Chaotic Evil character in the {{Tron}} universe. The movie villains are LawfulEvil, the other villains in the game are NeutralEvil. Once Thorne is in the system and merged with TheCorruption, all he cares about is his [[AGodAmI status as a "Master User"]] and corrupting more and more Programs and systems with his disease. [[spoiler: Ma3a]] also goes from LawfulGood to this alignment due to some bad code.
* ''VideoGame/MortalKombat''
** [[EvilOverlord Shao Kahn]]. In the war between the realms of Order and Chaos the forces of Chaos want to put Kahn back on the throne of Outworld, because under his rule the only law was "obey Shao Kahn" and he didn't really give a crap about what anyone else was doing. He promoted infighting and competition amongst his minions in a "divide and rule" policy to the point where the Centaur and Shokan races went to war with one another to curry his favour (and thus gain more power). While is goal is to merge all the realms with Outworld and rule over everything, its an ambition based solely on ego and a lust for conquest and power, and as long as he holds absolute power he doesn't really care about how his people live their day to day lives, though it tends to be pretty miserable, desperate and violent thanks to how sadistic and brutish he is.
** Havik from the Realm of Chaos is either this or ChaoticNeutral, in the sense that he promotes Chaos as an ideal throughout the realms and actively opposes the Realm of Order and its plans. In ''Armageddon'' both he and Hotaru, the Order champion, were on the side of Evil, though thats mostly because there wasn't a OrderVersusChaos thing going on.
** [[EvilSorceror Quan Chi]] is absolutely this trope. In ''Alliance'' both he and Shao Kahn are mentioned as using the Mortal Kombat tournament "to destroy all that is good", and in the earlier ''Mortal Kombat Gold'' he tells Baraka that his only goal is to obtain power...which apparently entails [[OmnicidalManiac killing everyone everywhere]] so that he doesn't have to "hold coil" to them, ie. he thinks ultimate power, by definition, ''has'' to mean zero responsibility, and he'll KillEmAll to ensure no one so much as tries to make him responsible for anything. And lets not get started on his ChronicBackstabbingDisorder.
** In ''Deception'' Kabal performs a FaceHeelTurn and reforms [[TheSyndicate The Black Dragon]] as a Chaotic Evil organization out to cause global anarchy. Thanks to a CosmicRetcon this became an AbortedArc and last time we saw him he was still a hero, [[spoiler: a dead hero.]]
* The Crusaders faction of the Resistance of Praetoria in ''CityOfHeroes'' fit this neatly. While the resistance as a whole is trying to overthrow the oppressive government - which will have dangers and consequences - the Crusaders' methods are monstrous, including blowing up hospitals to teach the populace that Emperor Cole can't protect them. Some Crusaders are {{Well Intentioned Extremist}}s, but others just like destruction.
* Mr. Scratch, the BigBad of ''[[AlanWake Alan Wake's American Nightmare]]'', fits this alignment quite nicely. For reference, take a gander at his monologue before he tortures a man to death:
-->'''Mr. Scratch:''' This poor slob's just collateral damage, really. I mean, I beat some information out of him earlier. But this part? (Pulls off the man's tie.) [[ForTheEvulz This is just for kicks.]] (Begins choking him.)
* Assault Bomber from Bomberman Generation is easily Chaotic Evil. He is overly obsessed with death and destruction and will do anything to achieve this. He is malevolent and EXTREMELY psychotic to the point of having no self-control whatsoever. His title IS the Reaper of the Crush Bombers for a reason.
* Dark Wraiths in ''VideoGame/DarkSouls'', Covenant of Darkstalker Kaathe, the primordial serpent. The Dark Wraiths seek to preserve Humanity, and thus collect it in order to prevent the feeding of Bonfires. Unlike the Way of White, they wish to end the Age of Fire and to usher in the Age of Darkness.
* Ridley in the ''VideoGame/{{Metroid}}'' franchise is a blood-thirsty petrodactyl-like villain who revels in wrecking destruction across the galaxy, responsible for the murder of Samus' parents during his raid on her home planet; the Space Pirates make him their general due to his extremely evil nature and immense power.
* A perfect example of how [[TheChessmaster brilliant]] a Type 4 [[spoiler:or rather, Type 5]] can be is [[Franchise/MetalGear Revolver Ocelot]]. [[spoiler:Over the course of the series, it's revealed that he was the mastermind of the entire series form (in continuity) the original Solid onwards-all to fulfill the wishes of his mentor, Big Boss, and turn the world into [[WarriorHeaven Outer Heaven]]. He very nearly does, and even then he accomplished much of his goal as shown in VideoGame/MetalGearRisingRevengeance.]]
** A simpler example is Liquid Snake who basically wanted to do the above but basically out of spite against his father and brothers then any ideal or reason beyond REVENGE. Of course, he was possibly manipulated to do the more complex parts of his plan by Ocelot to begin with.
* Smithy's Gang in Videogame/SuperMarioRPG are [[AlwaysChaoticEvil Chaotic Evil in general]], but the [[FiveBadBand Axem Rangers]] [[CardCarryingVillain define]] themselves as such in their BadassCreed.
--> [[BigBad Axem Red]]: ''We fight for evil!''
--> [[TheDragon Axem Black]]: ''We live for disorder!''
--> [[EvilGenius Axem Green]]: ''We like what we do!''
--> [[DarkChick Axem Pink]]: ''We struggle for chaos!''
--> [[TheBrute Axem Yellow]]: ''We are...''
--> '''All''': ''... THE AXEM RANGERS!''
* The Xenon from the ''VideoGame/{{X}}-Universe'' series are a very hard Type 3. They are the descendants of the original {{Terraformers}}, a collection of highly advanced robots created by the [[PlanetTerra Terrans]] to locate and colonize planets into habitability. In the 2140s, an idiotic programmer [[AIIsACrapshoot bungled a software patch]] and caused the Terraformers to go rogue and attempt to "terraform" all other life into extinction; only the brave and successful attempts of luring the now insane Terraformers to a gate and the subsequent destruction of it by a particular Terran task force (who would later become the [[HumansByAnyOtherName Argons]]) saved the Terrans from extinction. The Xenon was born as a splinter group from the original Terraformers and view all organic life as prey fit for extinction.
* The monstrous Metal Sonic in the ''SonicTheHedgehog'' franchise.
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* Bangladesh Dupree from Webcomic/GirlGenius, a former pirate who works with Baron Wulfenbach because he gives her lots of opportunities to kill and torture people.
** A ton of other Sparks, like most of Agatha Heterodyne's deceased ancestors, [[spoiler: probably Agatha's mother]]...
* Pierre Buzarde', PsychoforHire villain of RubysWorld . Kills his own Mooks on a whim, talks about torture like an art form, and believes that taking someone alive means he can still render them brain-damaged from asphyxiation.
* ''Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick'':
** Belkar Bitterleaf. WordOfGod [[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0489.html has his alignment written down pat]]. Once got in the middle of a barroom brawl between old friends (offscreen) -- and ''stabbed fifteen people to death''. He later gets visited [[VisionQuest in a dream]] by Shojo, who tells him that rather than trying to actively act outside of society's rules (which would make others kill him eventually), he should instead try to play by the rules and cheat whenever he can, making others believe he's playing by the rules. Belkar sums this up as faking CharacterDevelopment.
** Xykon, the BigBad from the same series also very much fits in here. Killing for the fact that it's the only thing that he can enjoy since undeath, he has since stopped caring about anything save for [[ForTheEvulz his own amusement]], which usually results in [[MoralEventHorizon horrible atrocities for others]]. He sees either [[EvenEvilHasStandards standards]] or [[UtopiaJustifiesTheMeans justification]] for evil actions as merely cowardice.
** [[http://oots.wikia.com/wiki/Category:Chaotic_Evil_Characters According to]] the Order of the Stick wiki page, [[HornyDevils Sabine]] and [[DumbMuscle Thog]] are also Chaotic Evil. Sabine qualifies on account of the kind of demon she is; Thog is a PsychopathicManchild -- he's innocent and not deliberately malicious, but thinks killing is fun and will kill without remorse.
* Black Mage from ''[[Webcomic/EightBitTheater 8-Bit Theater]]''. His most powerful spell is [[ThePowerOfLove powered by love]] - in the same way that an automobile engine is powered by gasoline. It burns away a small part of the total amount of love in the universe each time he uses it, which he says manifests as a small increase in divorce rates. He typically presents as a type 4 but can move along the scale to either type 1 or type 2 depending on what kind of day he's been having. You know things are bad when he Hadokens a supply ship for orphans out of existence.
** King Steve, TheCaligula of Corneria who is all too happy to start wars on a whim and has babies killed to make shoes. Holding an election for his throne with the option of him or a sword to the head, he kills off 52% of his own people.
* Likewise, Richard from ''LookingForGroup''
* The Vorshes and Drip from ''Webcomic/{{Jack|DavidHopkins}}'', representing [[SevenDeadlySins the sins of Gluttony and Lust]], respectively.
* Pandora [[MeaningfulName Chaos]] Raven from ''Webcomic/ElGoonishShive''.
* Aram of ''MenInHats''. His hobbies consist of poisoning, immolating, bombing, insulting, and psychologically torturing his "friends." [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking Also, television.]]
-->'''Aram:''' I'm bored. Jump around with this scorpion on your face.
-->'''Gamal:''' Whaaaaaahh!
* Jack Noir in Webcomic/{{Homestuck}} kills people to pass the time, having started his killing spree over being forced to wear a silly hat. He isn't exactly picky, having abandoned all pretense of allegiance in favour of more teleporting murder. About the only people spared his ire are the Draconian Dignitary, who acts as his MissionControl, and the ascended Peregrine Mendicant.
** In the case of PM, it's less "spared his ire" and more "unable to kill her, since she's his opposite alignment counterpart and exactly as powerful as he is." He also seems to be incapable of directly harming Jade, because he's partly her devoted guardian Becquerel (it's complicated). This doesn't mean he doesn't want her dead, it just means he has to send an agent (Courtyard Droll) to do it instead of handling it personally.
** [[OurAngelsAreDifferent Lord]] [[PsychopathicManchild English]], ever since he was a young man, has reveled in destruction. Once he became the [[ImmuneToFate Lord of Time]], the only thing that can satisfy his bloodlust is engineering the destruction of [[ApocalypseHow/ClassX-4 entire universes]], then traveling into the now-destroyed universe's past to rampage across it and [[StableTimeLoop set up the circumstances that led to its destruction in the first place]]. While he does accumulate minions over the course of his campaigns of murder, who range all over the evil spectrum, at the end of the day he regards them as little more than his slaves, existing only to enable his pursuit of [[OmnicidalManiac the destruction of everything that ever was and ever shall be]].
* ''Webcomic/SluggyFreelance'':
** The demons of the Dimension of Pain in general are mainly motivated to inflict pain on mortals, and since they've ran out of mortals, they'll just do whatever. Some of them randomly eating each other's pets or their own children is treated as business as usual.
** The group of pain-crazed mutants accidentally created by the Nofun Corporation and taking it over are similar, but even more so. They're so chaotic they have trouble getting anything done, and their leader Pang feels that he's SurroundedByIdiots, but he's also the worst offender in that respect. Hint: killing and torturing people randomly isn't a good way to get anything else done.
** The arch-demon K'Z'K's reason for existence is to cause TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt, and not just once but over and over again. He's impulsive, has a cheerfully horrible sense of humour about hurting others, and unconcernedly bends any deal that he makes to a breaking point. It's the behaviour not of only someone motivated to destroy everything but also someone powerful enough to disregard everyone else's objections.
** Lodoze is a parody of {{Lobo}} who goes around killing people randomly (for reasons such as getting "Don't know" as an answer to a question) and acts with complete impunity because he's [[HealingFactor totally invulnerable]]. As Bun-bun remarks, it's easy to be "tough" when you're invulnerable.
* Tlodnal, the God of Death in ''Webcomic/OurLittleAdventure''. His portfolio includes agony and sadness, and his clerics preach this dogma by spreading as much pain and misery as they possibly can.
* ''Webcomic/BrunoTheBandit'' claimed that supermodels are [[AlwaysChaoticEvil all]] Chaotic Evil, [[http://www.brunothebandit.com/d/20040908.html in so many words]].
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* The dummy (and [[spoiler:The Barbed Wheel]]) in ''Roleplay/RubyQuest'' is probably this.
* [[spoiler:Tez On Toast]] of ''KateModern''. His earlier personas are slightly more open to debate, but from mid-season 2 onwards, he is a drug-crazed homicidal lunatic who switches motives in the blink of an eye, and takes great pleasure out of killing and torturing.
* Flippy's evil side from Happy Tree Friends. When he sees something that reminds him of war, he turns evil and kills everyone around him.
* Satan from TheSalvationWar is remarkably AxCrazy even for his usual image. [[spoiler: So is Yahwee]]
-->"''[[BlackSpeech Vae vi-iils 'sruk s' tl'vi]]''"
* A few of the Enemies from Roleplay/{{AGENTS}}. Kilk is a Type 1 Chaotic Evil CombatSadomasochist up to his ears in EvilFeelsGood. Grin, on the other hand, is definitely a type 4 PsychoForHire with a real fondness for tentacle rape. And then there's Alice... most everyone is very, very happy that she's dead.
* [[{{Noka}} Found]] is implied to be this by Az. It's safe to assume that he's a ''much'' [[CloudCuckooLander better]] [[ChaoticNeutral person]] now, seeing as his [[AxCrazy old]] [[HairTriggerTemper self]] is spoken of so negatively.
--> '''Az:''' "But Found isn’t as bad as he used to be. Sure, he’s still a [[CloudCuckooLander frickin’ crazy]] sometimes, but he’s not an outright psychopath. [[GodHelpUsAll God have mercy]] [[MercyKilling on your soul]] if you [[TooDumbToLive somehow managed]] to make the old Found come back, even for a few seconds."
* ''SonicExe''
* Several supervillains in the Literature/WhateleyUniverse, including The Necromancer, and Don Sebastiano. Don Sebastiano has a couple helpless mindslaves... so he mistreats and violates them for fun.

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* ''WesternAnimation/AdventureTime'':
** The Lich is a [[EldritchAbomination supernatural undead force]] created from nuclear transmissions whose sole goal is the end of ''all life''. It doesn't get more chaotic evil than that.
** The character known only as the "Magic Man" uses his magic powers almost exclusively to harass people for his own amusement. He was exiled from his home planet for such crimes as turning all of the water on the planet into hair, fusing people's bodies together and making people's shadows come to life and attack them. He also uses his powers to set up [[FamilyUnfriendlyAesop Family Unfriendly Aesops]]; In his first appearance on the show, when Finn gives him some food thinking him to be a beggar, he turns Finn into a giant disembodied foot "...Until you learn to appreciate what a jerk I am."
** Marceline's father, Hunson Abadeer is a demon who attacks people without provocation and also rules over a hell-like dimension called the Nightosphere which is "sustained by chaos" When [[spoiler:Marceline is tricked into temporarily taking over his position]] we see that part of the duties of the ruler of the Nightosphere apparently involve arbitrarily bestowing either "Pleasure, pain, or weird punishment" on anybody who comes to him with an issue.
* Girkek the Planet-Killer from ''MegasXLR''.
--> Girkek: My only remorse is that I can't destroy your planets again!
* Trigon of ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitans'', a demon lord who destroyed the world just to watch it burn (he does rule over lesser demons, but this seems to amount to making them grovel and fight for his entertainment). [[HalfHumanHybrid His daughter]], [[DarkMagicalGirl Raven]], could also be said to be Chaotic Evil by nature, but she's LawfulGood [[AntiAntiChrist by nurture]], and [[EnemyWithin struggles with herself continually over this]].
** Also Brother Blood, who started out LawfulEvil, suddenly devolved into this once he created a giant tidal wave to destroy a city just...because.
* Some of the more vicious or just wanton Characters/DisneyVillains fit Chaotic Evil:
** Maleficent from ''Disney/SleepingBeauty''
** Shan Yu from ''Disney/{{Mulan}}''
** Madame Mim from ''Disney/TheSwordInTheStone''
** The Hyenas from ''Disney/TheLionKing''
* A rare example of a [[AntiVillain sympathetic]] BigBad with this alignment would be ''WesternAnimation/{{Wakfu}}'''s Nox. [[WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds Poor Nox]]. Poor [[FreakOut insane]], [[WithGreatPowerComesGreatInsanity deluded]], [[OmnicidalManiac omnicidal]] Nox.
* Rampage in WesternAnimation/BeastWars is an AxCrazy murderer that killed a colony ForTheEvulz and won't willingly work with anyone, only siding with Megatron because the Decepticon captured half of [[OurSoulsAreDifferent his Spark]] and uses it to torture the insane monster into submission.
** Galvatron from Transformers. He is essentially Megatron's evil spiced with the added flavor of damaged sanity chips caused by a crash-landing and a prolonged plasma bath after the events of TransformersTheMovie. He's prone to shooting his own troops just for the heck of it and is as much a detriment to his own plans as the Autobots due to his psychosis. It reached the point where an episode had his loyal second-in-command sending him to a sentient Therapy Planet by force in hopes of curing him. Not only did it fail, but when the planet interfaced with him in an attempt to lobotomize him, he drove it insane with his madness before killing it and razing its entire civilization back to the stone age.
* Vicky from ''WesternAnimation/TheFairlyOddparents'', the PsychoForHire, StrawNihilist, and evil incarnate.
* Kevin 11 from the original ''WesternAnimation/{{Ben 10}}'' series and again in the first season of ''WesternAnimation/Ben10UltimateAlien''.
* Chris [=McLean=], the host of the ''WesternAnimation/{{Total Drama|Island}}'' series.
** Also, Scott from ''Total Drama Revenge of the Island''.
* In ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}'', the VillainProtagonist Bender is Chaotic and Evil. Even the Robot Devil agrees that there are no robots worse than him. He is the Chaotic form of Chaotic Evil, prefering personal freedom above all things, and is the team's TokenEvilTeammate.
--> '''Fry:''' "You mean Bender is the evil Bender? I'm shocked. Shocked! Well, not that shocked."
** He cares about Fry deeply. However this is in the way that somebody would care about a dear pet. He's been a jerk to Fry repeatedly.
--> '''Morgan:''' "He was a bad robot."
--> '''Fry:''' "No, he was a bad friend!"
** Unlike most examples, though, he does have [[EvenEvilHasStandards some limits to how far he'll go]] and is capable of at least a small amount of empathy. Usually if Fry (or another member of the Planet Express) is about to die, he'll save them. And when he adopted a group of orphans (with the intention of using them to get money from the government) he ''did'' grudgingly feed them and keep them out of harm's way.
* PsychoForHire Zim from ''WesternAnimation/InvaderZim''. He would be LawfulEvil (or at least NeutralEvil) if he didn't prove to be a AxCrazy from time to time, and at one point [[MoralEventHorizon horribly crippled Dib with a temporal replacement device and GIR's rubber pigs]]. This is depending on the plot whether Zim is Chaotic Evil, NeutralEvil or LawfulEvil - there's a thin line between stupid and incompetent lawful evil, genuine chaotic evil, and regular neutral evil.
* The Weavils on ''WesternAnimation/JimmyTwoShoes''. Whether it's one of them or [[AlwaysChaoticEvil a group]], they generally just do whatever profits them at the moment while being {{jerkass}}es about it.
* [=NegaDuck=], the AxCrazy [[EvilCounterpart alternate universe version]] of [[WesternAnimation/DarkwingDuck Darkwing]] [[ChaoticGood Duck.]]
* Hexadecimal of ''WesternAnimation/ReBoot'' places more value on chaotic than evil. She once reversed her own [[TakenForGranite Medusa Bug]] when it's end result was a boring motionless world. She shifts to ChaoticNeutral when Bob fixes her face.
* BigBad Demona from ''WesternAnimation/{{Gargoyles}}''. None of her evil plans don't actually benefit her or improve her life in any way: they are entirely focused on the extermination of the people she hates.
* The Witch's Ghost/Sarah Ravencroft from WesternAnimation/ScoobyDooAndTheWitchsGhost, who wanted to destroy the world and one of the only ones as an ''actual'' supernatural ghost who had the ability to do so. Her NeutralEvil descendant Ben Ravencroft wanted to summon her so they could take over the world together, but she wanted to destroy it instead.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheBoondocks'' has Colonel H. Stinkmeaner, the series [[MadeOfEvil Evil Incarnate]], who [[NietzscheWannabe hates everything and everyone]] ForTheEvulz, will start an atrocity with anyone ForTheEvulz (it's even shown that its the sole motivation behind his ''very breathing''), and [[ToHellAndBack had to be sent back from Hell itself]] after his death at Granddad's hands because [[KarmaHoudini death cannot stop a nigga moment]], but peace and/or jailtime will.
* [[EldritchAbomination Twin Masters]], the baddies from the second season of ''WesternAnimation/{{Hero 108}}''. They seek nothing more than to let chaos reign supreme, and wipe out every living thing in Hidden Kingdom.
* ''WesternAnimation/ChalkZone'' gives us Mr. Wilter, an AxCrazy ManChild who hates cartoons and any of his students' antics. He's also a SadistTeacher, which dosn't really help.
* The lineup of Dethklok in ''WesternAnimation/{{Metalocalypse}}'' are card-carrying evil, and insanely chaotic.
* Master Shake from ''WesternAnimation/AquaTeenHungerForce'' consistently exhibits erratic, destructive, and often violent behavior. His turnoffs are friendship, manners, and people.
* ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic''
** Nightmare Moon is Chaotic Evil Type 5; her goal is to bring about TheNightThatNeverEnds, which would incidentally [[OmnicidalManiac kill everyone in Equestria]], regardless of identity or relevance to her personal goals. In addition, she wants to be respected and awed, and doesn't care if she has to rule by love or by fear to get that respect.
** Discord is the spirit of chaos and disharmony -- basically the AnthropomorphicPersonification of Chaotic Evil. He uses his RealityWarper powers not only to turn the world into an insane place where the laws of physics are driven into exile, but together with his cunning also to torment others and psychologically break them ForTheEvulz. He thinks it's all very funny. [[spoiler:He's ChaoticNeutral as of "Keep Calm and Flutter On", though.]]
** [[MilesGloriosus "The Great and Powerful"]] Trixie is normally just a show-off and a bully, but when she dons an ArtifactOfDoom to match Twilight Sparkle's ability in magic, its corrupting influence temporarily causes her to become the nutty tyrant of Ponyville, assaulting others with magic if they don't follow her weird random demands.
--> "Pull, {{you fool}}s!"
--> "But wouldn't it be faster if [the cart] had some wheels?"
--> "The Great and Powerful Trixie doesn't trust wheels. Now, pull faster!"
* [=SheZap=], from WesternAnimation/{{SheZow}} values nothing more than chaos plain and simple.
* Hama from AvatarTheLastAirbender (type 5)
* Vaatu of ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra'' is literally the spirit of Chaos.
** The Red Lotus from season 3 is this as well, Zaheer particularly. They are a society dedicated to wiping out world order and the Avatar, and seem to be a combination of Types 1 and 3.
--> "The natural order is disorder."
** Zaheer, himself, seems to see himself as more Chaotic Neutral or Chaotic Good so he may be more of a type 5 as he uses what he sees as more extreme methods of attaining balance via disorder and chaos to get rid of the governments that he sees have corrupted the world.
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''Oh, and you know the thing about chaos? '''It's fair.'''''
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