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->'''Kent Brockman''': Alright, let's go live to Bob headquarters now, for Mayor Terwilliger's victory speech.\\
'''Sideshow Bob:''' ''(approaches podium)'' {{Ahem}}. Heh, heh, heh. Hah, hah hah, hah hah! HA HA HA HA HA!!\\
'''Kent Brockman''': And just look how happy he is!
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Your AppliedPhlebotinum doomsday device has been activated. The MacGuffin is within your grasp. The good guys are locked away in the DeathTrap. Your circuitous EvilPlan is three-quarters complete! You know what, screw being the EvilOverlord [[TakeOverTheWorld of the world]] -- [[AGodAmI you're already a god]]. There is only one thing left for you to do -- but first things first:

''[[http://youtu.be/lb8fWUUXeKM?t=3m3s Muahahahahaha... Muahahahahahaha... Muahahahahahaha!]]''

The '''Evil Laugh'''. Don't knock it 'til you tried it, folks.

This has become an UndeadHorseTrope long ago, and usually will produce nothing but pure {{Narm}}. There are only a few characters who are able to get away with this in modern media:

* [[GrandfatherClause A famous supervillain who's been doing this since before it was cool]],
* A [[EvilSorcerer very old wizard-type fellow]] or MadScientist for whom this just comes naturally,
* A [[LaughingMad bona fide psycho]], in which case you'd better do some [[LargeHam pretty impressive cackling]],
* A GenreSavvy CardCarryingVillain who does it ''[[LampshadeHanging because]]'' it's a [[EvilIsCool classic villain maneuver]],
* For a WickedWitch this is something she may do, a good, hysterical cackle is practically the leitmotif of any evil witch worth her brew. [[{{Banjo-Kazooie}} Ee-He-He-He]].
* A MonsterClown. Would SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker be as scary as he is today if he were only a [[EnemyMime mime]]?
* Now anti-heroes or [[MagnificentBastard certain types]] of GuileHero may also do this if they manage to get the villain to fall into their [[BatmanGambit Batman Gambit]]; they may do it because they are unconcerned with what society thinks of them or because it is such a [[DarkIsNotEvil well-known]] [[EvilIsCool classic villainous maneuver]].

In any case, it has since devolved to the occasional evil chuckle (which may or may not be a bit scarier) or so every once in a while, except in certain cases, and the trope of laughing while your victim is helpless is definitely dead, as modern villains usually laugh while they work (to much better effect). A common subversion is to have a villain have an UnEvilLaugh, with snorting, chuckling, and squeaking, especially if they are a villain in a comedy series.

In {{anime}}, haughty female villains (as well as some male ones) will overlap this with NoblewomansLaugh. Other villains, for reasons known only to themselves, go for the GigglingVillain approach. Often goes well with DrunkOnTheDarkSide; almost obligatory if the villain is a LargeHam.

It's even more jarring (and awesome) when the villain in question is an [[TheStoic emotionless]] [[NotSoStoic character]].

Just remember, you GenreSavvy villains, the EvilOverlordList:
->'''20.''' Despite its proven stress-relieving effect, I will not indulge in maniacal laughter. When so occupied, it's too easy to miss unexpected developments that a more attentive individual could adjust to accordingly.

TruthInTelevision: Passionate laughter, like screaming, ''is'' a great relief for stress and adrenaline, with the added benefit of embarrassing and taunting self-conscious opponents. [[{{Narm}} Just don't take it too far in public.]]

Compare NoblewomansLaugh, EvilIsHammy, EvilGloating, EvilHasABadSenseOfHumor, LaughingMad, and LaughWithMe.

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* The character "Mayhem" for All State insurance actually has one, the best being in slow-motion during the "I'm Your Blind Spot" commercial.
* Shire Post Mint (which makes coins from fantasy novels) did a short advertisement in which a [[Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire Westorosi]] lord is given a chestful of newly minted coins. As the lord ponders on what use he might make of this wealth, [[TheUsurper he starts to chuckle in a sinister manner]].
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[[folder:Anime & Manga]]
* Parodied and lampshaded in ''Anime/AngelBeats'': when Yurippe laughs during the baseball tournament, she's told that she sounds like a villain.
** Again in the DVD Bonus Episode "Stairway to Heaven". This time, she even mimics [[spoiler:[[Anime/CodeGeass Lelouch]]]] and seems glad to be lampshaded.
** Tension Meter 200!!!
* Justice from ''Anime/AfroSamurai''. His laugh is just... ill.
** "YEE-HA!"
* While he's not a villain, England from ''Manga/AxisPowersHetalia'' does one when he's about to do a magic ritual to get revenge on Germany.
* ''Manga/AzumangaDaioh'': While Kimura's laugh isn't a ''bona fide'' evil laugh, it sure is scary.
* [[MadScientist Desty Nova]] from ''[[{{Gunnm}} Battle Angel Alita]]'' tends to enjoy this trope.
* Alan Gabriel from ''Anime/TheBigO'' is prone to this, though it's more of the maniacal giggle type; the fact that it's Creator/CrispinFreeman of all people doing it just makes it creepier.
* Creed from ''Manga/BlackCat'' has a typical villain laugh. He mostly does it when Train is involved, though.
* [[CreepyTwins Hansel and Gretel]] from ''Manga/BlackLagoon'' should be the poster characters for creepy laughs, and they are very, very evil.
* ''Manga/{{Bleach}}''.
** [[EnemyWithin Hollow Ichigo]] in almost every appearance.
** Espada #6 Grimmjow Jaegerjaquez during his fights with Ichigo Kurosaki.
** [[MadScientist Captain Mayuri Kurotsuchi]] gives a truly spectacular one whenever he unleashes his Bankai in one of the games. Also, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=us-fwGqrTxE#t=2m33s here]].
** Chapter 458 gives us an ''awesome'' one, so much the two speech balloons that contain it occupy together a good half of the page. Who provides it, you ask? [[spoiler: Ginjo, and this time, [[EvilAllAlong it isn't an act.]]]]
** During his fight with Rukia Kuchiki, Espada #9 Aaroniero Arruruerie repeatedly uses a vicious laugh.
** Kageroza Inaba in the anime during the Gotei 13 Invading Army arc, particularly at the end of episode 333 and the beginning of episode 334.
* Torpedo Girl from ''BoboboboBobobo'' laughs using the word "Torpedo" over and over again. It's ''really'' creepy.
* For the protagonist of the series, [[MagnificentBastard Lelouch]] from ''Anime/CodeGeass'' gets an inordinate number of evil laughs, usually when he's just pulled another utter pwnage on his enemies with some unexpected genius tactic. His most maniacal ones were in episodes 17 and 23 (quoted below) of season 1, and episodes 2, 7, and 9 of R2.
--> '''Lelouch''': These hands of mine have been dirty for a long time now, Suzaku. Your coming to face me now doesn't matter at all. Hell, I welcome it even. I mean of course, you and I are friends.''(starts laughing maniacally as the Tokyo Settlement collapses around him)''. [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=00EjISW5vsU]]
** His first is a sad laughter, too, after he learns that his best friend Suzaku is working for the EvilEmpire that he hates to the bones.
** The most maniacal ones are notable in that they start out as a low chuckle, then rise in pitch to truly deranged sounding levels.
** Not to be outdone, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g6R-x-vOuYo Emperor Charles]] gets a truly epic one worthy of NorioWakamoto.
*** Emperor Charles' dub laughter somehow manages to exceed NorioWakamoto's laughter. Creator/MichaelMcConnohie takes it to more than just 11, he takes it to 13. '''AHAHAHAHAHAHA!''' '''AHAHAHAHAHA!''' Check it out at [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TT4UAoQHW0o#t=8m18s 8:18-8:22]].
**** '''''[[LargeHam YES, YOU'RE WORTHY OF BEING CALLED MY CHILD NOW!]]'''''
** Suzaku got an evil laugh [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V-ZvUDhiUtQ too]].
* Mad Pierrot from the ''Anime/CowboyBebop'' episode "Pierrot le Fou" pulls off the truly unhinged version of this trope in a very disturbing fashion.
* The title character of ''CuteyHoney'' (and its spinoffs) provides a rare heroic example at the start of her InTheNameOfTheMoon speeches.
* Light of ''Manga/DeathNote'' indulges in an Evil Laugh when at his most sinister. In fact, in the final story, he struggles to hold in his imminent victorious laughter and ultimately fails in a scene that cranks the full-blown psycho version of the evil laugh UpToEleven. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LkWlxJlinwY Sanity's gone at this point.]] He cracks one during the infamous potato chip scene.
** Now available in [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZWAmoUYRNbg&feature=related 12 different languages]].
** Not to overlook his more appropriately timed laughter, standing over [[spoiler:L's grave]]. Ryuk is dumbstruck.
** [[spoiler:Higuchi]] gets one, too. It's not used as often, but that may just be because he doesn't have anywhere near as much screen time as Light. It's enough to scare ''Shinigami''.
** Ryuk possesses one as well, though it's more of an evil chuckle in most cases.
** [[CrowningMomentofFunny Beyond Birthday was practicing them at one point.]]
* Lampshaded in an episode of ''Anime/DigimonAdventure02'' (dub only) when the Digimon Emperor burst into a fit of evil laughter after expounding on one of his evil plans, then stopping and muttering "Eh, it's not that funny..."
** Myotismon has a pretty good evil laugh too, particularly in the first season. Used so much in the dub that the other characters comment that they're "sick of that laugh". His laugh is so awesome that the dub's editors rewound a clip of him giving a skyward cackle twice.
* In ''Anime/DigimonXrosWars'', it's particularly hard not to find [=DarkKnightmon=] laughing whenever he talks.
* Mana aka Cure Heart from ''Anime/DokiDokiPrecure'' is another heroic example, rocking one in episode 7. The circumstances? One of the QuirkyMiniBossSquad members, Bel, had captured the Precure and left them powerless and trapped in another dimension. He does an EvilLaugh to frighten the girls... only for Mana to ''[[ShutUpHannibal counter with her own cackle and tell him that it doesn't matter how long it takes, they were getting out.]]'' Mana has some guts. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vYbSqvpbVlc HAH HAH HAH HAH HAH HAH HAH HAH HAH...]]
* Katsuhiko Jinnai from ''Anime/ElHazardTheMagnificentWorld'' (particularly the {{OVA}}s). In the original Japanese, he simply sounds like a megalomaniacal EvilOverlord [tm] when he laughs. In the dub, he sounds completely unhinged. It's both hysterically funny and extremely creepy at the same time.
* ''{{Eyeshield 21}}'s'' Hiruma has his distinctive "ke-ke-ke-ke-ke!" even though he's one of the protagonists. [[MagnificentBastard He's still evil though.]]
* ''Manga/FairyTail'''s Gajeel Redfox has a creepy enough laugh in the manga (Gi-hi-hi-hi!), but the anime voice actor goes above and beyond to make it positively psychotic.
* [[SpellMyNameWithAnS Uighur/Wigul]] in ''FistOfTheNorthStar'' '''([[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xMqHJrdXj0s NGYA-HA-HA-HA-HA-HA-HA-HA-HA-HA~!]])'''
** ''HokutoNoKen'' is full of this; almost every major villain does this.
* Even though he's an AntiVillain, Greed of ''Manga/FullmetalAlchemist'' has a distinctive evil laugh/chuckle, which is generally translated as something like "gwa-ha-ha-ha-ha". On a couple of occasions in which he's LaughingMad, it can be kind of disturbing. The psychopathic Envy provides a straighter EvilLaugh on ocassion. Also, while generally a collected AffablyEvil, early on, when he sees explosions and chaos going on, MadBomber Kimblee starts laughing insanely. Finally, toward the end of the series, Father does a really disturbing EvilLaugh while carrying out his master plan, which is particularly scary because he has VoiceOfTheLegion at the time.
* Garlic Jr. in ''Anime/DragonBallZ'' engages in this a fair bit.
** Majin Buu ''defines'' this trope. And don't even get us started on Kid Buu...
** In a [[StylisticSuck poorly made]] [[ShowWithinaShow reenactment]], "Cell" does it [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nQr9-7vKB4E for comedic effect.]] The real [[NorioWakamoto Cell]] is on a completely different level.
** [[RyuseiNakao Frieza]], of course. Though, he often laughs like a [[NoblewomansLaugh lady]].
* ''LightNovel/FullMetalPanic!'': A teenage terrorist in his enormous HumongousMecha unleashes a hysterical yet pretty normal laughter while devastating a city. However, megaphones in his mecha repeats his laugh all over the city, so it sounded sufficiently evil.
** [[BigBad Gauron]]. It's to be expected of a series' AxCrazy PsychoForHire.
** And the Crazy Cop Lady in ''Anime/FullMetalPanicFumoffu''.
* ''FushigiYuugi's'' [[TheDragon Tomo]], surprisingly, does this more often than [[BigBad Nakago]], who can't even match up to the former's signature laugh ("Kakakakakakaka!"). [[VillainProtagonist Mayo Sakaki]], for a bratty 16-year-old, has an evil laugh creepier than Nakago's.
* Penchinon from ''GaoGaiGar'' has his "BREEEEEEEEEEEE!!!"
* Heero Yuy from ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamWing'' does this in the first episode but drops it after that. Chief Engineer Tubarov does it too, just before his death.
** Speaking of Gundam, the Delaz Fleet's Cima Garahau from ''Anime/MobileSuitGundam0083StardustMemory'' does this when she's beginning the true objective of Operation Stardust, [[spoiler:a Colony Drop.]]
** [[Anime/MobileSuitGundam00 Allelujah's]] SuperpoweredEvilSide Hallelujah ''loves'' to indulge in maniacal laughter, be it to taunt his oponents, when he's killing someone in a particularly gruesome manner, after he's killed someone, or whenever he [[ForTheEvulz pleases, often for kicks]].
** [[RedBaron Char Aznable]] does this every once in a while. In the [[Anime/MobileSuitGundam original series]], he does this when setting up the misfortunate death of his own best friend, Garma Zabi, for revenge for his father. In ''CharsCounterattack'', he does a grand one after losing to [[TheHero Amuro Ray]] in their final duel but successfully dropping a half of Axis onto Earth.
** ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamSEED'' & ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamSEEDDestiny'': Azrael indulges in an epic one after he gets access to ZAFT's defence plans. So does [[spoiler:Le Creuset]] during his VillainousBreakdown. And as for the [[{{Tykebomb}} Extended]]? With the possible exception of [[CloudCuckooLander Stella]] [[BrokenBird Loussier]], they all do it. Often. [[AxeCrazy Shani and Auel]] are probably the worst offenders (though Clotho gives a great one after he goes LaughingMad).
* LightNovel/HaruhiSuzumiya does this at least twice in the light novels, both after her HeelFaceTurn. The first is in "Snowy Mountain Syndrome", and the second is in "The Melancholy of Mikuru Asahina".
* Several characters from ''{{Hellsing}}'' indulge in this, but the most famous examples have to be [[AntiHero Alucard]] and [[SinisterMinister Anderson's]] laughs.
* Yuno Gasai from ''MiraiNikki'' erupts into this [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iGgqLYBCDSo big time]] [[spoiler:after she manipulates Yuki into killing Hinata.]] Just another reason why she's the prime example of a {{Yandere}}.
** She got [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o4b-ioZVa88 another one]] before.
* ''Manga/KatekyoHitmanReborn'' features ''two'' characters that fit the trope: Belphegor's "Ushishishi!" and Mukuro's "Ku fu fu~" -- the latter character actually managed to score an ImageSong titled "Kufufu no Fu". Both character's image songs feature solos of them doing their laughs.
** Xanxus also had one, although it's less unique and well known compared to the other two previously mentioned. He tends to have it whenever he goes off ranting about how everyone else is trash.
** Even Byakuran got one during his fight against Tsuna. He sounds like a clown.
* Kururu from ''KeroroGunsou'' tends to evilly laugh "ku-ku-ku!" when [[HilarityEnsues something unfortunate but amusing happens]] to another character, especially if he was the one responsible.
** Keroro himself likes to think he has one, but it's just "devious" ([=KEEEEro=]-kero-kero-kero).
* Supervillains ({{Heel}} wrestlers) in ''{{Kinnikuman}}'' tend to have very distinctive laughs. There are many examples, but some of the best examples are those of DittoFighter Stecase King ("Kekekekekeke!") and JokeCharacter villain Kinkotsuman ("Muhyohyohyooo!")
** Ashuraman's laugh ("Kakakakakaka!") is so distinctive, it's actually used as a lyric in his theme song.
* Friday Monday from ''{{Madlax}}'' is of the third category, perhaps even the epitome of the third category, as he sometimes struggles to contain his evil laughter in times of victory and will cackle for quite some time.
* [[MadScientist Jail Scaglietti]] of ''MagicalGirlLyricalNanoha'' uses a deliciously full-blown one when he broadcasts the triumphant return of the [[WeaponOfMassDestruction Saint's Cradle]] to the [[TheFederation TSAB]]. Any time we see Jail, he's laughing semi-maniacally.
** Lord Dearche of the Materials lets off some pretty impressive cackling when announcing her presence.
* Evangeline of ''MahouSenseiNegima'', being a NobleDemon who repeatedly ''insists'' that she's a BigBad, naturally releases a hearty Evil Laugh whenever she feels like it, such as when she was showing off her true power [[DidYouJustPunchOutCthulhu by obliterating a Demon God with little to no effort]].
* Neuro's evil laugh from ''MajinTanteiNougamiNeuro'', after he gains lots of demonic power from a big mystery: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xO-v_E98u1w
* Hidan from ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'' has a very...[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TtCAK9tCOiw distinct and psychotic]] laugh when he uses his voodoo ability.
** Kabuto indulges in an evil little giggle at times.
** And then there's [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JCRUrgOdfK0 Orochimaru]].
** Despite being called the "[[FanNickname The Uchihahaha]]", Itachi's MotiveRant did not actually involve laughing (though it sort of looked like he did), just [[ChewingTheScenery overacting]]. [[spoiler:An event which ''truly'' lives up to that name comes nearly a hundred chapters later, but uttered by ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=35adqIEBj9Y Sasuke]]''. Not simply because he was feeling evil, but to mock Kakashi when he tells Sasuke to [[RevengeBeforeReason stop being so obsessed with revenge]].]]
* ''OnePiece'' not only has several characters performing the Evil Laugh, but usually, every character who performs the laugh has a unique and distinct version of it that only that character says. For example, Marshall D. Teach aka Blackbeard's signature laugh has a "Ze" sound to it, and Sir Crocodile's laugh is dry and monotone.
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VyWFqtc3u-k Eh! Eh! Eh! Eh! Eh! AH! AH! AH! AH! AH! AH!]]
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=inprWey3SMo KIIIIISHI-SHI-SHI-SHI]].
* ''PeacemakerKurogane'': Suzu gets one of these, after he goes AxCrazy.
* ''RosarioToVampire'': Inner Moka, while not evil, has a couple instances of this in Season II: in chapter 1, after dishing Tsukune punishment for touching her and telling him he has a slim chance of seducing her ("Want to know your odds?"), and again at the end of chapter 6, right before [[CurbStompBattle curb-stomping]] the doppelganger that dared mimic her body and abilities.
* ''RozenMaiden'': While definitely far more [[ScrewySquirrel mischievous]] than evil, Suiseiseki manages to pull this one off pretty well when playing pranks on the other characters, and once when playing the evil queen from Snow White in a rehearsal for a school play, she does it in an extremely convincing manner.
** And then in ''Träumend'', when Jun becomes her medium, she gets a power boost and laughs like crazy while fighting Barasuishou and saving the others.
* ''Anime/SailorMoon'' has the demon-possessed MadScientist Professor Tomoe. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IYeL4Ch0UiY Here's a good hearty laugh for you.]]
** Of all people, ''Tuxedo Mask'' has one in an early episode, for no apparent reason. Maybe he was just happy to survive Jadeite's attempt to kill him.
** Galaxia does this a ''lot'' in ''Sailor Stars''. Methinks she's just pleased as punch that it was so easy to cause a global apocalypse.
%%** No love for Zoicite or Esmarude?
* The Brazilian version of Golden Saint [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mSgH0Av4qpI Saga's laugh]] in ''SaintSeiya'' is known worldwide as awesome.
* ''Manga/{{Saiyuki}} Reload'' has Zakuro the youkai, who is a walking evil-laugh lampshade. Sanzo and Co. make fun of him for it ("Who actually goes 'mwu ha ha ha ha' when they're laughing evilly, seriously!?")
** Played straight with Dougan in the ''Requiem'' OAV. Okiayu Ryoutarou has an excellent utter-loony laugh (see also: Jinnai).
*** One of the creepiest antagonists in the whole series, Yisou, is made all the more so by the fact that he doesn't actually outright doom-cackle; he sort of giggles quietly into his sleeve. It's...yeah.
** Ensui, the big bad from the first OAV (it predates the Gensoumaden anime), has a FABULOUS evil laugh. Who knew Miki Shinichirou could pull that kind of crazy?
* Tadase Hotori's laugh in ''ShugoChara'' (while he is in his "king" persona) may either be this or a male NoblewomansLaugh depending on how you look at it.
* [[BigBad Golg Bodolza]] lets out a hearty "Muahahahahahahaha!" as he watches his fleet [[spoiler:glass the Earth]] in ''SuperDimensionFortressMacross''.
* Ryoko from ''TenchiMuyo'' delivers an impressive one during her duel with Tenchi in the first episode, particularly in the dubbed version.
* ''Anime/TengenToppaGurrenLagann's'' Lordgenome does this during his fight with Simon, while he's tearing the Lagann apart ''with his bare hands''
* There are quite a few notable ones in ''LightNovel/{{Slayers}}'', the best one being either Rezo's or Phibrizzo's.
* ''LightNovel/ACertainMagicalIndex'':
** For a good guy (he's even an AllLovingHero), Touma manages to pull off an [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dB8ot4ZIMo0 evil laugh.]] This is possibly the first time in the history of fiction that this trope has been '''''[[CrowningMomentOfAwesome weaponized.]]''''' The guy running away in terror? He's a freaking RealityWarper.
** Accelerator gets these pretty often. In the anime they sound freakishly high pitched and mixed in with a kind of coughing noise, to further illustrate how unhinged he is. Then there's that... ''sound'' he makes when fighting Touma: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A-zGnLZY7BI KHKHKHKHKHKHKHKHKUKUKUKHIKAKAKAKAKAKAKA!!!!]]
* ''Manga/{{Akira}}'': Tetsuo lets out some memorable maniacal laughs.
* Mega and Giga in ''TransformersSuperGodMasterforce'' occasionally indulge in evil laughter. Mega's evil laugh doubles as a NoblewomansLaugh.
* Ran, ''UruseiYatsura'''s resident {{Yandere}}, often does this when planning revenge on Lum.
* Niwe, TheCaligula from ''{{Utawarerumono}}'', is known by fans for his intensely annoying "GYAH KA KA KA KA KAT" laugh. He would occasionally use it more than once per episode. Apparently, he was known for it by characters too, since just when Hakuoro thought they were rid of Niwe, his laugh returns with a vengeance in his dreams.
* The ''VampirePrincessMiyu'' {{OAV}}. Miyu is sometimes heard laughing in the end of each OAV and it's a soft, child-like, almost gentle laugh. However, due to the circumstances and Miyu's own nature, such giggles potentially can be ''more'' horrifying than a typical Evil Laugh.
* Most villains in ''Anime/YuGiOh'' tend to have an evil laugh, but Yami Bakura's stands out the most. He starts [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uhl98Lu7WU4 constantly laughing]] at the start of the Battle City Finals, and those laughs get more nightmarish in the Millennium World Arc. Bonus points for being voiced by RicaMatsumoto.
** Yami Bakura's laugh is also very epic in [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QnfQzfhMruY&feature=related English, German, and Spanish.]]
** Another prominant example is Yami Marik.
** An [[AntiHero anti-heroic]] example is Seto Kaiba. After his victory against [[FillerVillain Zigfried]], he starts laughing like a villain. It's Kaiba after all.
** Jaeger of ''Anime/YuGiOh5Ds'' has a subdued yet equally sinister laugh of "Hi hi hi!". The dub version, Lazar, does not.
** No one seems to have mentioned [[TheDragon Kiryu]] yet...
** Nearly all of the villains in the dub. Also, in the dub, almost every episode ends with an evil laugh, and some begin with them, too.
** Professor [[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast Cobra]] in ''Anime/YuGiOhGX'', as well as the appropriately named Brron, Mad King of Dark World.
** Saiou/The Light, has the creepy high pitched kind that illustrates his insanity excellently.
** Dr. Faker has a fair bit in ZEXAL [[spoiler: though it's probably fake, ironically]], and Tron combines this with CreepyChild magnificently. But not even the incredibly sinister chuckles of [[BigBad Don Thousand]] can compete with LaughingMad Vector, for whom it's normal to have half of his dialogue as Evil Laughter. It's usually not a good sign.
* Yusuke has some fun with this one in ''Manga/YuYuHakusho''. [[spoiler:After dying a second time and reincarnating as a half-demon, he does this along with a little speech to toy with the elite squad of soldiers dispatched to destroy his corpse and prevent said reincarnation. They fall for it, if only because it's what they expected to happen anyway, and he has a good ''normal'' laugh at their expense immediately afterward.]]
** Elder Toguro also has a creepier version of this trope played straight.
** Hiei lets out a good one while Botan risks her life trying to keep Kayko from turning into a demon. It backfires as it helps to piss Yusuke off.
* Prince Sharkin in ''{{Raideen}}'' had an evil laugh that was extraordinary in its legnth, volume, resonance, and the sheer amount of scorn it conveyed. It was so epic that his voice actor got typecast as villains for the next decade.
* In ''Anime/PrincessTutu'', Drosselmeyer is very fond of his evil laugh. He's an old, insane character, which makes him a pretty good example of the evil wizard type. [[spoiler:Mytho]] also starts letting out evil cackles in the second season after their FaceHeelTurn.
* Even though Aion from ''ChronoCrusade'' is often smooth and charismatic, in his more manic moments, he can let out an evil, crazed laugh of epic proportions.
* The title character of the GregoryHorrorShow has a bit more of an evil chuckle.
* Berg Katse in ''Anime/ScienceNinjaTeamGatchaman'' is known for this, usually when he thinks he has the team or the world at his mercy.
* ''SuperAtragon'': [[BigBad Avatar]] has a distinctive raspy cackle[[note]] she is played by TiffanyGrant[[/note]].
* Say what you will about Muraki's VA in the English dub of ''YamiNoMatsuei'', he does an especially chilling, falsetto cackle which just adds to a certain mad scientist's general creepiness.
* {{Lampshaded}} by the [[MonsterOfTheWeek Duel Opponent of the Week]] at the end of one episode of ''Anime/DuelMasters'': "I will now laugh at you with my hands on my hips like so. MWAHAHAHHAHAHAH!"
* Although he isn't truly evil, self-proclaimed MadScientist Hououin Kyouma of ''SteinsGate'' likes to do this before setting off one of his crazy plans to subvert the world order.
* ''Anime/TurnAGundam''-- Gym Ghingham: HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAA!! [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HRcjGRDbxbY&t=0m52s GEKKOCHOU DE ARU!!]]
* Michio Yuki, the VillainProtagonist of OsamuTezuka's manga ''Manga/{{MW}}'' does this ''a lot''.
* From the [[SonictheHedgehogTheMovie Sonic OVA]], Robotnik lays out a rather loud and solid one. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=MJvlmiJS9zc#t=1733s Hear for yourself]]. Mind the possible ads.
* How on earth has the entire evil cast of Ronin Warriors/Samurai Troopers remained unmentioned? EVERY VILLIAN gets his shot at an evil cackle--usually multiple times in one episode.
* ThePrinceOfTennis has [[TheBerserker Kirihara Akaya]] who bursts into manic cackles every time his uncontrollable [[SuperPoweredEvilSide Devil Mode]] takes over. While [[JerkWithAHeartOfGold not exactly evil]] his other personality certainly is and [[spoiler: is apparently slowly breaking him apart, as Yanagi mentioned.]]
** Also parodied in one of the specials. [[{{Determinator}} Yukimura]] gets the idea that his team has to have more fun while playing. [[ArrogantKungFuGuy Sanada]] and the aforementioned [[BloodKnight Kirihara]] promptly try to please, revealing that those two just '''CAN'T''' ''laugh normally''. Poor Yukimura has no choice but to give up.
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[[folder:Ballads]]
* In ''Literature/TheLordOfLornAndTheFalseSteward'', after the steward had stolen the young lord's identity, he does this.
-->''He laughed the bony child to scorne\\
That was the bonny Lord of Learne.\\
He laughed that bonny boy to scorne;\\
Lord! pitty it was to heare;\\
I haue herd them say, and soe haue you too,\\
That a man may buy gold to deere.''
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Comics]]
* Franchise/{{Batman}}'s enemy, SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker, is the archetypical example of the first type of exception (The Joker is ''also'' a bona-fide psycho and a MonsterClown, prone to impressive cackling). In fact, in the "Die Laughing" crossover with Comicbook/JudgeDredd, when The Joker manages to join the Dark Judges, his power is a laugh so mighty that it kills people.
** See also the various ''Batman'' adaptations, below.
* Appearances of superhero ComicBook/TheCreeper in TheDCU are accompanied by a high-pitched, manic 'Yamazaki is playing Stabby Needles' laugh with an unhealthy amount of girlish glee. Evil giggle ''works''. In the later versions, his laughter actually caused damage.
* [[NormanOsborn Green Goblin]], from the MarvelUniverse. [[LegacyCharacter One of them]] (Phil Urich, the only guy who was consistently a hero while wearing the suit) even used this as a sonic weapon.
** Lampshaded in one SpiderMan comic when [[PunchClockVillain the Shocker]] tries it, only to be shot with a tranquilizer dart by the mercenary villain the Pro, who states that he ''hates'' evil laughs, calling them "unprofessional".
* {{Storm}} is one of the good guys, but in [[http://asylums.insanejournal.com/scans_daily/949605.html one issue]] of ComicBook/MarvelAdventures, she gets to play the part of a weather witch. Maniacal laughter is part of the package.
* Back in his [[TheGoldenAgeOfComicBooks Golden Age]] comics, [[{{Shazam}} Captain Marvel]] could tell which of his RoguesGallery he was up against just by the sound of their specific evil laughter.
* [[{{Transmetropolitan}} Spider Jerusalem]] is known to indulge in the occasional bit of evil laughter, usually when preparing a career-ending article.
--> "Moo hoo ha ha."
* Played straight with gusto by Ming the Merciless in every incarnation of ''ComicStrip/FlashGordon'', ever.
* Invoked in FiftyTwo By T.O. Morrow after his fellow [[MadScientist Oolong Island residents]] have [[DidYouJustPunchOutCthulhu beaten]] and captured BlackAdam and he [[ItMakesSenseInContext won an ebay bid for an Australian junk sculpture containing the secrets of the multiverse.]]
-->''"I'll say it if no-one else will: Feel free to cackle hysterically, gentlemen!"''
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[[folder:Fan Fics]]
* Every villain in Fanfic/{{the Calvinverse}} has done this at some point or another. It's lampshaded in ''Fanfic/RetroChill'':
--> Evil Calvin laughed. [[LemonyNarrator I doubt that I have to tell you how he laughed.]]
** TheRemake of ''Fanfic/CanYouImagineThat'' has Retro pointedly ''[[AvertedTrope not]]'' doing this, with the narration specifically noting it's a cliche.
* Lina Eastwood/Cure Western from ''FanFic/PrettyCureHollywoodStars'' is a rare heroic example of this trope, and BOY does she make the most of it! She tends to laugh evilly in her [[LargeHam hammier moments]], such as in episode 12.
* ''FanFic/AShadowOfTheTitans'': [[AcademyOfEvil The HIVE]] actually has a seminar on this, debating whether or not it's worth it.
* Discord and Darkheart both enjoy celebrating their victories with an evil laugh in FanFic/TheReturnOfChaos.
* Queen Celesia in Fanfic/TwilightSparklesAwesomeAdventure has one, which she generally uses after doing something ForTheEvulz.
* Red Cyclone and [[spoiler: Gilda]] are fond of doing these in ''Fanfic/AceCombatTheEquestrianWar''.
* In ''The Hunt for Harry Potter'' a non-villainous friend of Harry's called Henchgirl said that because she was a mad scientist, "the rules" stated that she had to cackle at least three times a day. When he later found ''himself'' cackling madly after completing some correspondence tests that he felt certain he'd pass, he muttered that "Maybe it's time for me to expand my circle of friends to include people that don't think the laws of physics are . . . how did she put it, 'silly little suggestions?'"
* When Chrysalis is brought into the ''FanFic/PoniesOfOlympus'' series, literally the first thing we see her doing is coaching her daughter Aurelia in how to do one of these properly.
* Hago, Shocker, Death, and many other villains from FanFic/TheLionKingAdventures are quite proficient at the art of evil laughter.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Films -- Animated]]
* [[VillainSong Villain Songs]] have a tendency to end with the villain laughing maniacally.
* Few villains rock the Evil Laugh harder than EvilChancellor Jafar on ''Disney/{{Aladdin}}'', especially at the end of his song. In the {{Crossover}} with ''Hercules'', Hades [[LampshadeHanging calls him on it]]. When Jafar actually convinces Hades to give it a shot, the big blue guy admits that "It's cleansing."
* In the final battle scene of ''Disney/BeautyAndTheBeast'', Gaston does an evil laugh before he taunts Beast.
** A prize example (not from a villain, but still ''quite'' scary) is given by the castle's ''stove''.
* In ''WesternAnimation/FlushedAway'', the Toad and his henchrats (including Spike) do evil laughs repeatedly.
* In ''{{Barnyard}}'', Dag laughs evilly repeatedly.
* Hexxus from ''WesternAnimation/{{Ferngully}}: The Last Rainforest'' has a laugh at the end of his extended song that ends with a dry cough. Can be seen as a satire, but actually justified, as Hexxus is the embodiment of pollution.
** He indulges in some much more frightening laughter when he assumes his OneWingedAngel form.
* MadScientist Dr. Cockroach of ''WesternAnimation/MonstersVsAliens'' has a resounding LargeHam one, apparently as an involuntary reflex whenever he's doing mad science.
--> '''Susan:''' OK, go. But... don't do the laugh.
--> '''Dr. Cockroach:''' Don't worry, my dear, you won't feel a thing! '''Mwu-ha-HA--''' Sorry. Sorry.
* In ''WesternAnimation/KungFuPanda'', Tai Lung does an evil laugh at one point.
** Speaking of Kung Fu Panda, Shifu pulls an absolutely epic one while threatening Po with the Wuxi Finger Hold.
--> '''Shifu''': You know the hardest part? The hardest part is cleaning up afterwards, hrmhrhrhrhrhrhr...
* Shan Yu from ''Disney/{{Mulan}}'', standing on top of the Imperial Palace's roof.
* Thrax from ''OsmosisJones'' tends to pull this off in a way that appears either demented or schizophrenic-- and still somehow really, ''really'' creepy.
* Maleficent lets out many memorable evil laughs, notably when she turns into a dragon in ''Disney/SleepingBeauty''.
* In ''WesternAnimation/{{Hoodwinked}}'', Boingo keeps doing evil laughs.
* In ''Disney/SnowWhiteAndTheSevenDwarfs'', the wicked queen uses an Evil Laugh as an ''ingredient'' of her disguise potion.
* Ratigan from ''Disney/TheGreatMouseDetective'', after his attack on Basil. Voiced by Vincent Price. Can't get much greater than that.
* Ursula from ''Disney/TheLittleMermaid'' lets out an evil laugh so friggin' scary while Ariel turns into a human that it shames the Wicked Witch, Jafar, and Maleficent put together.
** She's also got this smug snarl/chuckle thing going on in other scenes, too. It's wonderfully malicious.
* In ''Hoodwinked Too! Hood VS. Evil'', Moss does an evil laugh at the bridge scene after an 18-year-old Red tells him, "Bring it!".
* In ''Disney/TheLionKing'', a young Simba laughs evilly after he says, "I ''laugh'' in the face of danger!" in the Elephant Graveyard. Also, Scar lets out a particularly great evil laugh at the end of his VillainSong "Be Prepared".
** Well, when your henchmen of choice are hyenas, you've got a lot to live up to.
** Surprisingly, Ed, the CloudCuckooLander of the TerribleTrio who spent the movie [[AnnoyingLaugh laughing like a moron]], actually had one of these at the end of the movie, shortly after Scar denounced the hyenas to Simba. When Shenzi and Banzai ask Ed if they heard Scar correctly, Ed lets loose a disturbingly low chuckle punctuated by him licking his lips hungrily, looking intense for the only time in the whole movie. [[spoiler: Then, the hyenas close in on Scar, all giggling murderously, and his desperate begging (and later screams) is eventually drowned out by the sound of their laughter.]]
** In the sequel, Zira has several. One was heard towards the end of her VillainSong, and another is when her lioness army leaves Simba to be attacked by her during the final battle.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheNightmareBeforeChristmas'' has both straight and subverted use of the Evil Laugh. Oogie Boogie laughs evilly at the end of his VillainSong and later when he tries to escape from Jack, and our ''hero'', Jack Skellington, laughs evilly no less then ''4 times'' in the film -- just to remind you that he's a member of {{Halloweentown}}. DarkIsNotEvil.
* In grand Disney tradition, Dr. Facilier ends his VillainSong with a grand howling laugh in ''ThePrincessAndTheFrog''. Later, his [[LivingShadow shadow]] gets one too.
** This troper made a vid with every laugh of his. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JCOGld5Kj-k Here it is]].
* One of the scariest from Disney is the HeadlessHorseman from ''TheAdventuresOfIchabodAndMrToad''. [[FridgeLogic Don't ask how he laughs, though]].
* The Coachman from ''Disney/{{Pinocchio}}'' has a rather creepy evil laugh after he tells [[ThoseTwoBadGuys Foulfellow and Gideon]] "They'll ''never'' come back...[[NightmareFace as BOYS!!!"]] And yes, both Foulfellow and Gideon were both extremely frightened by the Coachman as soon as they heard him say "BOYS!!!"
* In the DC Animated Universe films ''WesternAnimation/BatmanMaskOfThePhantasm'' and ''WesternAnimation/BatmanBeyondReturnOfTheJoker'', the Joker (voiced by MarkHamill) possesses a terrifyingly insane laugh which puts HeathLedger and JackNicholson to shame.
** In ''WesternAnimation/BatmanBeyondReturnOfTheJoker,'' even [[LegacyCharacter Terry]] gets in on the act. And it winds up ''[[CrowningMomentOfAwesome breaking the Joker.]]''
* In ''OpenSeason'', Shaw laughs evilly repeatedly.
* In ''OpenSeason2'', Fifi does an evil laugh when he is about to press the button to explode Elliot.
* In ''WesternAnimation/ToyStory'', Sid does one repeatedly.
* In ''WesternAnimation/ToyStory2'', Al does one when he leaves his apartment in his chicken costume.
* In ''WesternAnimation/ToyStory3'', Bonnie does one when playing with her toys as the "witch" (which is really Dolly).
* WesternAnimation/{{Megamind}}, being a GenreSavvy CardCarryingVillain, makes a point of practicing his evil laugh to get it right.
* [[TheDragon Professor Z]] from ''[[WesternAnimation/{{Cars}} Cars 2]]'' can be heard laughing evilly during the scene where he and several Lemons blow up Rod "Torque" Redline.
* The Blue Meanies from Music/TheBeatles film ''WesternAnimation/YellowSubmarine'', especially the leader.
* This part of the song "Pink Elephants of Parade" from ''Disney/{{Dumbo}}''.
--->I can stand the sight of worms
--->And to look at microscopic germs
--->But technicolor pachyderms
--->Are maybe too much for me! Muhahahahahahaha!!!
* Syndrome of ''WesternAnimation/TheIncredibles'' has a pretty terrifying evil laugh, letting it loose after [[spoiler:unleashing his robot and revealing his plan to turn the entire world "super"]].
* '''{{Superman}}''' of all people pulls off a terrifying one in ''WesternAnimation/SupermanVsTheElite'' when he deliberately takes out The Elite MookHorrorShow style.
* In ''WesternAnimation/DuckTalesTheMovieTreasureOfTheLostLamp'', Merlock the EvilSorceror loves indulging in these. The best is when he [[spoiler:turns Scrooge's Bin into his fortress of evil and re-establishes his throne.]]
* In HortonHearsAWho, Vlad has one as he prepares to find Horton and destroy the clover under the [[BigBad kangaroo's]] instructions.
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[[folder:Films -- Live-Action]]
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WaIJKM0sjdo This]] "youtube 100s" features many of the examples below.
* The ending sequence in ''Film/{{Audition}}'', when Asami Yamazaki is playing Stabby Needles with an unhealthy amount of girlish glee. Evil giggle ''works''.
* Parodied by Dr. Evil and his minions in ''Film/AustinPowers''. Lampshaded when the camera fails to make the expected cut and the evil laughter [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7edeOEuXdMU just becomes awkward]].
* Unforgetable evil laugh from ''Film/{{Fantomas}}'' as played by Jean Marais ''but'' voiced by Raymond Pellegrin in the three french movies made in the 1960s. Really [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XGSbeaq12Mk unforgetable]].
* Fergie as Saraghina gets a fairly evil one during "Be Italian" in ''Nine''.
* TheMaster in ''Film/ManosTheHandsOfFate''.
* In ''Film/BlazingSaddles'', Hedley Lamaar gives an Evil Laugh when he comes up with the diabolical plan of sending a black sheriff to the town of Rock Ridge.
** [[SubvertedTrope Quickly cut off when he chokes on a sweet.]]
* In ''Film/DirtyHarry'', the Scorpio Killer has a sort of gibbering, intensely self-satisfied laugh that is in no way appealing. [[spoiler:His final moments are even characterized by one last split-second of this laugh when he decides that yes, he does feel lucky.]]
* Captain Seas gives an evil laugh which is quickly imitated by his sycophantic guests in the {{Camp}} movie ''[[Film/DocSavage Doc Savage: The Man of Bronze]]''.
* Lugosi's Film/{{Dracula|1931}} doesn't have much of a laugh, but [[SycophanticServant Renfield]], as played by Creator/DwightFrye, has a variation all his own. Since Frye's portrayal, a creepy laugh is a must for any future Renfield.
** A [[SugarWiki/AwesomeMusic nice]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Ioiag30eAI one]] in ''Film/BramStokersDracula''.
** Creator/GaryOldman pulls out a ''new'' freaking one [[CaptainObvious every time he plays a different bad character]].
* The title character in ''Film/DrStrangelove'' has a broken way of laughing on occasion that sits comfortably between Un-Evil and just plain Evil.
* [[Creator/ClancyBrown The Kurgan]] of ''Film/{{Highlander}}'' is very good at this trope. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZfSJVA0LuQ8 This clip shows why.]]
* In ''Film/IndependenceDay'', David Levinsen's Jolly Roger computer virus is polite enough to let the aliens know that [[OhCrap they are completely screwed]] by letting out a distorted evil cackle.
* Subverted in ''Film/InglouriousBasterds'': Shoshanna does this after delivering her message to the Germans (that they are all going to die). It fits the trope in every respect except for the part that Shoshanna is a ''hero''.
* ''Film/JMenForever'' (1979). The Lightning Bug gives a good evil laugh, but that's hardly surprising as his voice is that of [[GagDub legendary radio DJ "Machine Gun" Kelly]].
* When Creator/JimCarrey plays a villain, he sometimes does a laugh like this, most notably the Grinch and his performance as Olaf in ''Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events''. On the Interactive Olaf DVD feature, he does do an Evil Laugh in one part.
** As Olaf, he actually goes through ''several'' different Evil Laughs at one point, trying to find his favourite.
** Also, he has a pretty sadistic laugh as Lloyd in Dumb and Dumber after he tricks Harry into drinking hot chocolate with a laxative - complete with Wicked Witch of the West theme[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=onVf8jtQiLM#t=2m8s .]]
** Gets one in ''Film/BatmanForever'' watching Two-Face holding the circus hostage.
* Creator/DarylHannah does a quite sinister one as [[RivalTurnedEvil Elle Driver]] in ''Film/KillBill Volume 2'' after revealing that [[spoiler:she killed Pai Mei by poisoning his fish heads]].
* In Creator/JetLi's ''Film/LastHeroInChina'' (one of many, many names for this movie), the main villain has a ridiculously good evil laugh. Actually, it's more like an utterly psychotic laugh, at entirely wrong moments. "Wong Fei Hong! Help me! He has broken loose! BWA-HA-HA-HA-HA-HA!" "Our evil master will not be pleased! BWA-HA-HA-HA-HA-HA-HA!"
** In the movie finale, he got his knee broken (after trying to attack Jet Li's character from behind). Then Jet Li's character says: "Now you can laugh." He sobs like a little child.
* ''Film/MurderByDeath''. At the end of the movie [[spoiler:The maid]] enjoys a weird evil laugh after [[spoiler:fooling all of the detectives]].
* Barbossa in ''Franchise/PiratesOfTheCaribbean'' rocked a magnificent, rum-laced Evil Piratey Laugh. I mean come on, he even went ''[[LargeHam "arr!"]]''
* The ''Franchise/{{Predator}}'' managed a rather decent version when he was all set to blow Arnie and half the countryside to oblivion. (It was a recording of Billy's laughter from earlier in the movie, albeit in a creepy, distorted manner.)
** For bonus points, that laugh was recorded by [[Franchise/{{Transformers}} Peter Cullen]].
** This is almost an inversion, since it's not really an evil laugh; it's a normal laugh that just ''sounds'' insanely evil because of the context and the way that it becomes distorted.
* Creator/RaulJulia, in every villainous incarnation. His subtler chuckles only need the broad, manic grin to crank up the menace (or [[LargeHam hamminess]]).
* Jimmy, [[TheDragon the #2 thug]] from ''Film/RoadHouse'', lets out a sinister cackle as he rides away after blowing kindly ol' Emmett's house to smithereens (luckily, Emmett is rescued). [[MST3K Mike Nelson]] is quick to hang a lampshade this in the Podcast/{{Rifftrax}} commentary:
-->'''Mike:''' It only ''now'' struck him as funny; now that he's got some distance behind him.
* Emperor Palpatine of ''Franchise/StarWars'' is of the second sort.
** Jabba the Hutt is a good example. Ho ho ho ho ho ho... (Han Solo doesn't need his eyesight to recognize Jabba. "I know that laugh..." says Han.)
** As well as his memorable pet [[BuffySpeak muppet-thing]], Salacious Crumb.
** In ''Film/RevengeOfTheSith'', General Grievous ruins his one shot at this, his constant wheezing cough turning the laugh into {{Narm}}.
--->'''Grievous:''' Ha ''HACK COUGH COUGH HACK'' ha!
* Creator/BradPitt, of all people, lets out a truly impressive cackle as Jesse James, in ''Film/TheAssassinationOfJesseJamesByTheCowardRobertFord'', after quasi-threatening Ford at knife-point.
* ''Film/TheBoondockSaints''. Russian Mafia goon Ivan Checkov gives an evil laugh as he's about to execute one of the protagonists; it's interrupted, however, by [[DeathFromAbove a toilet dropping on his head]], courtesy of the other protagonist.
* The Joker in ''Film/TheDarkKnight'' seems to be mocking the trope the first time we hear him doing it (when he walks into the meeting of the gang-leaders). Later, he indulges in plenty of straight uses, up to the point of doing it while ''falling off a skyscraper''.
** He's certainly mocking it when he gets a kidnapped newsreader to read his threat to Gotham City from cue cards, including the words "Ah-ha-ha-ha".
** JackNicholson's impressive cackling as the Joker from the 1989 ''Film/{{Batman}}'' film. Nicholson's Joker keeps on laughing even after he's ''dead''. Sure, it was prerecorded and looped, but still.
** Top honors have to go to Creator/JimCarrey and Creator/TommyLeeJones as Riddler and Two-Face in ''Batman Forever''.
* Subverted in ''Film/TheFifthElement'': Zorg has grabbed the CosmicKeystone-filled box and laughs...and [[VillainousBreakdown then bursts into tears]], as the box is empty.
* ''Film/TheLastStarfighter''. Xur does one at the end of his speech to the Starfighter base personnel.
* Scaramanga from ''Film/TheManWithTheGoldenGun'' has some recorded ones set up in his funhouse for when someone shoots at a picture of him. Oddly, Scaramanga is played by Christopher Lee who, while known as the quintessential villain actor, doesn't usually have an evil laugh.
* In ''Film/TheMatrixRevolutions'', after Agent Smith absorbs [[spoiler:the Oracle]], he lets out an eerie, utterly out of nowhere evil laugh made even more creepy by the fact that Smith is usually [[TheStoic stoic]]. ([[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E2c32SvJf54&feature=fvwp here]])
* In ''Film/TheWizardOfOz'', the Wicked Witch of the West has a very frightening cackle.
** ''Film/OzTheGreatAndPowerful'' has Oz himself do this after [[spoiler:faking his death and revealing himself in the form of a gigantic, ghostly head]]. The Witch of the West retains her own cackle in this film, but in Oz's case, he's simply returning the favor.
* Pick a character, any character, played by VincentPrice. Even when the Phantom Manor at Disneyland Paris re-recorded a good chunk of his narration, they left in his laugh because it was ''that'' distinctive.
* John Jarret worked on the evil laugh for six months when he was cast in ''WolfCreek''.
* In ''Film/TowerOfTerror'', Emmiline gives out one in Abigail's flashback. [[spoiler: It turns out to be a lie, though]].
* Maltazard gives a pretty good sample at the end of ''[[Film/ArthurAndTheInvisibles Arthur and the Revenge of Maltazard]]''.
* Vizzini in ''Film/ThePrincessBride''. He believes he has outwitted the Man in Black and, in the middle of his laugh, keels over dead, grin still plastered on his face.
* ''Film/RaidersOfTheLostArk''. Belloq has a triumphant evil laugh right after he sends the Hovitos to kill an escaping Indiana Jones.
* The demon from ''Film/TheExorcist'' does one at one point.
* ''Film/{{Legend}}''. Both Darkness and Meg Mucklebones have one.
* ''Franchise/ThePhantomOfTheOpera''
** You cannot actually hear Lon Chaney laugh in [[Film/ThePhantomOfTheOpera1925 the 1925 version]], but he ''looks'' utterly terrifying as he does it, making this the scariest laugh you've never heard.
** The Phantom laughs evilly to mock the policeman who tries to shoot him in [[Film/ThePhantomOfTheOpera1989 the 1989 version]].
* King Ghidorah, ''Franchise/{{Godzilla}}'''s {{Archenemy}}, has a high-pitched, [[SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker Joker]]-esque cackle as his trademark. The laugh actually serves a purpose in his case, as it helps to demonstrate that, unlike most of the other monsters in the series, Ghidorah is fully aware of what he's doing and [[PsychoForHire thoroughly enjoys it]].
* Creator/BradPitt gives us some creepy [[GigglingVillain giggles]] when he's being beaten up by Lou in ''Film/FightClub''. Though it's more of a [[ChaoticNeutral Neutral Laugh]].
* Parodied in ''Film/TheMasterOfDisguise''. A RunningGag was that every time Creator/BrentSpiner's villain character started cackling, he would [[ToiletHumour fart]]. (They actually switched it out at one point, allowing him to finish the laugh, ''then'' fart.) Truly, humour for the ages (specifically, the ages between six and nine).
* Scut Farkus of ''Film/AChristmasStory'' has an incredibly [[LargeHam hammy]] EvilLaugh.
** Also, in the scene where Ralphie gets a C+ on his essay, he imagines Ms. Shields (dressed as the Wicked Witch of the West) and his mom (dressed as a jester) singing "You'll shoot your eye out!" and then laughing evilly.
* Tex Richman from ''Film/TheMuppets'' is unable to laugh, so he says [[SayingSoundEffectsOutLoud "Maniacal laugh!"]] instead. [[spoiler:When Uncle Deadly does his HeelFaceTurn, he rubs his own glorious maniacal laugh in his face right after himself delivering the most spectacular EvilLaugh of the entire film.]]
-->'''Uncle Deadly''': [[spoiler:Now ''that's'' a [[IronicEcho maniacal laugh]] for you!]]
* In the film ''Film/{{Hook}}'', the titular character gets a particularly nice one that's sort of segmented: "Wah ha, wah ha, wah ha ha ha ha ha ha". He does this after coming to a decision, and it works ''beautifully.''
* Baron Samedi (Geoffrey Holder), ''Film/LiveAndLetDie'' - best Evil Laugh ever.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uL2uXInoLTE&feature=related Harry Potter is dead]]. Nugh said.
* NicolasCage had so many of this (a few of them [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xP1-oquwoL8 here]]).
* In ''Film/EvilDead2'', a '''whole room''', starting with a ''stuffed deer'', mocks Ash. He ends up pulling out his own crazy laugh. See [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M7fWOHsO4GE here]].
* ''Film/AdeleHasntHadHerDinnerYet'': Baron Rupert von Kratzmar (Miloš Kopecký) is a Mad Scientist archetype and he has one of the greatest examples of this trope in Czech movie history, and perhaps one of the greatest Evil Laughs ever. It's really devilish. When a policeman on the street hears it, he just crosses himself and quickly runs away.
* At the point ''Film/LostHighway'' begins to go insane, a mysterious man tells the main character to call his house. When he does, that same man answers him. And then ''both'' of the mysterious man burst into laughter. [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AdIlLn52Oak Be ready for it.]]
* In ''Film/{{Airplane}}'', airport employee Johnny offers up one of these after his ForTheEvulz prank involving the runway lights.
* In ''Film/LittleShopOfHorrors'' (the 1986 musical version), both Audrey II and Orin Scrivener have some spectacular evil laughs, though Orin only does so because he's under the affects of laughing gas.
* In ''Film/TheGreatRace'', Professor Fate and the Crown Prince of Carpania have two different evil laughs, despite both being played by the same actor.
* In ''Film/{{Warlock}}'', the Warlock gives an evil laugh when a young boy asks him what he needs to be able to fly, which is to sacrifice the child.
* Used for TroublingUnchildlikeBehavior in ''{{Lolita}}'' (1997). Humbert knows that Dolores is in league with the MysteriousWatcher who's been following their car. At one point he gets angry and throws Dolores onto a hotel bed, but having known for some time how to manipulate him sexually, Dolores starts moaning as if they're having sex. As they start having sex for real, Humbert breaks down and pleads for her to tell him the truth, but Dolores just laughs.
* In ''Film/ScannersIITheNewOrder'', TheDragon Peter Drak is prone to doing this after causing destruction and killing people, like at the arcade hall and after blowing up [[spoiler:Gelson's head]].
* [[InvokedTrope Invoked]] in ''[[Film/CabinByTheLake Return to Cabin by the Lake]]''. One of Stanley's early victims doesn't take his repeated attempts to murder him seriously and laughs at him like an idiot. After Stanley finally kills him with a boat engine, he lets out a genuinely villainous laugh.
* In ''Film/TheRundown'' after [[Creator/DwayneJohnson Beck]] makes his threat to [[Creator/ChristopherWalken Hatcher]] and his goons, not only does Hatcher burst out in mocking laughter but he makes a point of [[CrowningMomentOfFunny pressing the intercom button]] so Beck can ''hear'' his laughter.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Literature]]
* Count Olaf in ''Literature/ASeriesOfUnfortunateEvents'' has a distinctively wheezy voice and a laugh to go with it. In ''The Grim Grotto'', he's doing his darndest to make it the most elaborate, obnoxious evil laugh ever. (This is great fun in the audio books with Creator/TimCurry doing the reading.)
** In later books in the series, Olaf deliberately inverts this by shortening his laugh to a simple "Ha!"
** In the movie, Olaf kind of experiments with it near the end. On the DVD feature Interact Olaf, he demonstrates an evil laugh at one point.
* There are many villains with Evil Laughs in ''Literature/{{Discworld}}''. One of them (in ''Discworld/{{Maskerade}}'') writes his evil laugh down. With five exclamation marks. Sure sign of insanity.
** A relatively minor character in ''Discworld/MakingMoney'' has one of the best evil laughs seen in the series. His co-worker Igor laments that it is so unfortunate that he is neither technically insane nor evil.
** Granny Weatherwax does not do this, but her genteel chuckle when she is about to do the Right Thing has been described as far, ''far'' scarier.
** Witches of the Discworld in general try to watch themselves and each other for excessive cackling, which is a sign of going mad and turning into a fairytale-style wicked witch.
** Lampshaded with Lord Hong, who would only have laughed maniacally if he were the ''traditional'' type of [[EvilChancellor Evil Grand Vizier]].
* ''Literature/TheDresdenFiles'':
** Lampshaded by Harry Dresden in ''Literature/GravePeril.'' At Bianca's party, the lights go dark, and spooky laughter comes out of nowhere. Harry notes that it's tough to beat vampires at the creepy laugh. They get a lot of practice.
** Harry points out an Evil Laugh again in ''Literature/DeadBeat'' when he encounters the vampire Mavra. He also gives a fairly apt description of what makes an evil laugh.
--->Maybe it was the atmosphere, but something about it, the way that it simply ''lacked'' anything to do with the things that should motivate laughter... There was no warmth in it, no humanity, no kindness, no joy. It was like Mavra herself -- it had the withered human shell, but underneath it all was something from a nightmare.
* In Creator/EdgarRiceBurroughs's ''[[JohnCarterOfMars The Gods of Mars]]'', when John Carter and Tars Tarkus enter a chamber, the door closed behind them and "And then, from unseen lips, a cruel and mocking peal of laughter rang through the desolate place."
* In the ''Literature/HarryPotter'' series, Lord Voldemort and Bellatrix Lestrange. [[spoiler:Subverted with Sirius Black, who had one, but turned out to be a good guy.]] Voldemort's "high, cold, cruel laugh" is one of Harry's earliest memories (immediately after the flash of green light that killed Lily). [[spoiler:Quirrell]] does one after being revealed as a villain at the end of the first book.
* Doctor Impossible in ''Literature/SoonIWillBeInvincible'' declares in the narration that he will have the last laugh, "and I have a very good laugh." Damsel says to the other heroes "He's out there somewhere, probably half a kilometer underground. Laughing his freaky laugh. Talking to his robots." When he captures them, he lets it rip.
* Saint Dane, of ''Literature/ThePendragonAdventure'' fame, has a trademark laugh that Bobby hates having to listen to -- probably in part because half the time, it means he's about to hear how he's been outsmarted ''this'' week.
** While it is normally left to the imagination, there is a spectacularly chilling example from the audio-book of ''The Rivers of Zadaa''. Who knew [[WesternAnimation/BobTheBuilder William Dufris]] had it in him?
* In Creator/RobertEHoward's ConanTheBarbarian story "Literature/AWitchShallBeBorn", when Salome's EvilGloating reveals Taramis' helplessness, both she and her [[TheDragon flunky]] Constantius laugh mockingly.
** In "Literature/TheScarletCitadel", Pelias' laughter at a dead man is not pleasant. Even his comment that the dead man tortured young men to death doesn't keep Pelias from creepiness -- especially since he then proceeds to raise the dead man as a zombie to open the door that he and Conan need to get out. Even when they're on your side, sorcerers in the Conan universe are ''creepy''.
* ''Literature/DarknessVisible'' has one rather creepy example, when the heroes have finally captured the [[StrawNihilist villain]] at the end:
--> [[spoiler: Sir Michael]] threw back his head and laughed and laughed. The sound set my teeth on edge, for there was little sanity in it, and it was a twisted mockery of the laugh I knew so well.
* ''Literature/{{Mogworld}}'': Dreadgrave's EvilLaugh is described like so:
--> “a hearty and insane laugh, about as far removed from polite after dinner laughter as you can get. That was the kind of insane laughter even the truly insane have to practice for years to get right.”
* In ''Literature/GalaxyOfFear: Spore'', Tash's little brother gives one [[spoiler: because TheVirus is using his body to tell Tash to give up and be [[AssimilationPlot assimilated.]]]] She's surprised at how sinister he sounds. Lampshaded later.
--> "So I have an evil laugh, huh?" Zak asked. He gave a wicked-sounding chuckle.
* In ''Literature/{{Murderess}}'', Lu Killer, the protagonist, descended from a family with a reputation of being vicious murderers; the book naturally features InTheBlood as a recurrent theme. At one point she accidentally has one in the middle of the snowball fight. She quickly stops in horror, wondering if she’s indeed a ''killer'' after all.
* In ''Literature/CannonFodder'', it's mentioned that evil laughter is an essential overlord skill. Alec Nightshade can't quite master one, though.
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[[folder:Live Action TV]]
* ''Series/MyHero'': In the episode "Nemesis", Piers, possessed by Rovi, laughs several times. When George asks him why he keeps laughing, he replies "It underscores my evil - it's a flourish."
* ''Series/{{Smallville}}'': In one episode, Lana, Chloe and Lois get particularly chilling ones [[spoiler:due to being possessed by evil witches]].
* ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'': The nerd trio in season 6 : "We're like... supervillains. Mwahahahaha!" (The script notes "It needs some work"). The most complete counter-example is the ''Buffy'' season 3 ubervillain, the Mayor. His chuckles and general good humour are completely sincere and natural.
* ''Series/{{Angel}}'': Lampshaded in one episode when Lorne describes a scene where the BigBad "mwa-ha-ha'd at us." Played extremely straight (and sinister) when the episode "Awakening" ends with [[spoiler:Angelus]] opening his eyes and...smiling. Then chuckling softly but continuously until the credits.
* ''Series/AshesToAshes'': Jim Keats has a seriously creepy giggly one. [[spoiler: And in the finale, when he's implied to be none other than {{Satan}} himself, he combines it with a weird hissing noise that's pure NarmCharm]].
* ''Series/{{Batman}}'': Frank Gorshin's evil, high-pitched chuckle as The Riddler in the Adam West series.
* ''Series/{{Castle}}'':
** This cop/writer TV show had an awesome evil laugh moment in the Halloween episode. The main character, Castle, [[spoiler:has an impressive go at it with a running pumpkin drill in his hand and a mild threat to go after any boys who hurt his daughter. [[CrowningMomentOfFunny Impressive, that is, until he has a coughing fit.]]]]
** He has a more successful one when he [[spoiler:suggests building a weather machine out of liquid nitrogen so that Alexis won't have to choose between staying at home to study and going with her friends out of the city]].
* ''Series/{{Firefly}}'': [[UnfazedEveryman Wash]] gives us an example of a good guy doing this in the pilot episode 'Serenity', as a conversation between...two toy dinosaurs. "I think we should call it your grave!" '"[[ChronicBackstabbingDisorder Curse your sudden but inevitable betrayal!]]", "Hahaha! Mine is an EvilLaugh! Now die!"
* ''Series/{{Cheers}}'': In the episode "The Executive's Executioner", Norm gets saddled with the soul-crushing job of "office hatchetman"; in the end, he uses his new boogeyman-status to get revenge on the executive who inflicted it on him: "This is NORM PETERSON! ''MUHAHAHAHA!"''
* ''Series/{{Chuck}}'': Parodied in "Chuck Versus The Subway" by [[spoiler: Daniel Shaw, after he has captured Sarah and Casey]]. And then, in Chuck Versus the Ring, by [[spoiler: Chuck, after he reveals to Daniel Shaw how he beat him and took down the Ring]].
* ''Series/DoctorWho'':
** Some, no, ''any'' incarnations of the Master worth their salt have a penchant for dramatic mad laughter.
** Jonathan Pryce's Master from ''[[AffectionateParody The Curse of Fatal Death]]'' deserves a special mention. His Laugh is so Evil that it causes thunder and lightning to strike ''inside his TARDIS.''
** [[MadScientist Davros]] combines this with a touch of RoboSpeak at [[LargeHam high volume]] for a memorably batshit insane Evil Laugh. If you're ''really'' lucky, it's probably the finishing touch on a spectacular MotiveRant.
** The Black Guardian's version is good, if rather traditional; it goes something like "nyaaaaahahaha". Captain Wrack, meanwhile, seemed unable to function if she didn't cackle evilly every two minutes or so. The episode ''Enlightenment'', where they both appear, makes for some interesting watching.
** The Rani plays this trope straight in ''Time and the Rani'', but in the mine shaft scene with the Master and Peri in ''Mark of the Rani'', she [[KansasCityShuffle starts choking]] and knocks Peri out with her poison gas capsules.
** ''The End of Time'' has [[spoiler: John Simm's Master, having just turned the entire of humanity into copies of himself, go into an Evil Laugh that lasts 45 seconds, is echoed by all his copies, and gives us the sight of John Simm in drag.]]
** "Flesh and Stone" has the Angels making a very alien sound that is an approximation of laughter.
** In ''[[Recap/DoctorWhoS14E1TheMasqueOfMandragora The Masque Of Mandragora]]'', the Helix does this, often when there is no other sign of its presence.
** Subverted in "The Pirate Planet". The Fourth Doctor is made to WalkThePlank to his apparent death, and the villains all have an evil laugh...only to stop when they [[NotQuiteDead hear the Doctor laughing along with them]].
* ''Series/{{Friends}}'': Appears under the name "The Plan Laugh", employed by Phoebe -- Joey tries to imitate it, but can't get it right.
-->'''Phoebe:''' Muahahahahaha!!!\\
'''Joey:''' Ho, ho, ho!\\
'''Phoebe:''' It's not ''Santa's'' plan!
** Joey's stalker (played by Brooke Shields) has a pretty scary laugh.
* ''Series/GoodEats'': Alton Brown of does it occasionally, usually when turning a food trope into a SubvertedTrope. Most recently used when getting his veggiephobic niece to eat vegetables (specifically the parsnip).
* ''Series/HellsKitchen'': Strangely enough, Jen in season 4 actually does a LaughingMad version of this after her former team lost. Check it out ([[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=igY7KXw71Gk#t=01m43s 1:43]]).
* ''Series/IClaudius'': Livia, [[MagnificentBastard awesome schemeing mega-bitch]] that she is, gets an ''epic'' evil cackle at the end of the episode "Poison is Queen". Starts [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gAPyE7SRuf8 here]], at 3:58.
* ''Series/MightyMorphinPowerRangers'':
** When Tommy was evil in the first season, he tended to do this quite a bit during that particular arc, and it [[{{Narm}} got hilarious very quickly]].
** "I'll be back! You haven't seen the last of Rita Repuls-''ah-AH-HA-HA-HA-HA-HA!''" Hear it yourself [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fIMzrzHF3-Y here, starting at 1:36.]]
** Almost all of Lokar's lines are just evil laughs.
* ''Series/MontyPythonsFlyingCircus'': John Cleese does a surprisingly evil cackle of the psycho variety at the end of the sketch "How Not to Be Seen" (immediately following the explosion of a man, his wife, his neighbour, his house, and the building in which he was born).
--> Ahhahaha hahaha hahah- ''(cough, pause)'' [[SomethingCompletelyDifferent And now for something completely different]].
* ''Series/{{NCIS}}'': The episode "Bikini Wax". Tony [=DiNozzo=] gives us a truly epic one when he sees his co-worker Kate's picture on the "The Wet T-Shirt Hall of Fame" as the screen fades to black.
* ''Series/{{Seinfeld}}'':
** Jerry does an epic one of these while smoking [[GoodSmokingEvilSmoking assholish cigars]] in one episode when Elaine is paying him money, having repeatedly lost her bet with him about not sleeping with David Puddy.
** Parodied in the episode, "The Susie." Jerry suggests that Elaine should "get rid of Susie," an InventedIndividual at her office. He then bursts into laughter at the sight of an offscreen bumper sticker. Unbeknownst to both of them, Mike, [[ItMakesSenseInContext who's trapped in the trunk of Jerry's car]], thinks they're planning to commit murder, and from his point of view, it sounds like Jerry is laughing evilly.
** The blooper reel has several outtakes of Jerry doing his evil laughing while [[Creator/JuliaLouisDreyfus Julia Louis-Dreyfus]] keeps cracking up at him and ruining the take. Jerry eventually starts choking on all the cigar smoke on set in the middle of one of his evil laugh takes. [[SugarWiki/FunnyMoments It's hilarious.]]
** [[SitcomArchNemesis Newman]] does one in "The Calzone" which is cut short when a random fork on the chair he was sitting on pokes him in the rear.
* ''Series/{{Spaced}}'': Tim Bisley does a magnificent one in [=S1E4=]. He finishes the laugh with a VillainExitStageLeft, [[SuperWindowJump diving through the closed window]]. [[ImagineSpot Then the scene returns to reality]].
* ''Series/StarTrekVoyager'': Doctor Chaotica in "The Adventures of Captain Proton", the show's homage to ''[[Film/FlashGordonSerial Flash Gordon]]''. Most noticeable when Chaotica has [[DamselInDistress Constance Goodheart]] tied up as a supreme sacrifice to Queen Arachnia and, later, after Arachnia has agreed to marry him. There's even an TheEndOrIsIt laugh at the conclusion of the episode.
* ''Series/{{Supernatural}}'': In the episode "Born Under a Bad Sign", [[DemonicPossession Meg!Sam]] gets to indulge in a chilling ([[EvilIsSexy and strangely hot]]) evil laugh.
* ''Series/TalesFromTheCrypt'': The Crypt Keeper's famous evil cackle at the intro.
* ''Series/TheBigBangTheory'': Sheldon Cooper, described by Leonard as "One lab accident short of being a supervillain", has a rather droll one used during an escalating prank war with Penny.
* ''Series/TheLeagueOfGentlemen'': Played terrifyingly straight by Papa Lazarou, who has an absolutely nightmarish cackle.
* ''Series/DeadliestWarrior'': [[{{Dracula}} Vlad the Impaler]] has a very low-key, sinister laugh during the final sim of the "Vlad the Impaler vs. SunTzu" episode.
* ''Series/{{House}}'': Gregory House has one, perhaps unsurprisingly. He's not evil, though. He's just DrJerk. Watch the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O89bXKwr4IY BWA-HA-HA-HA!]] here.
* ''Series/TheMightyBoosh'': One of the most underated antagonists in history, The Hitcher, provides an interesting subversion. Whereas most villains contain their evil laughter until the final moment, releasing it in one guffaw, The Hitcher laughs evilly AS HE TALKS, spreading it out through his dialogue!!
* ''Series/ThirtyRock'':
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y0_PygbFn6Y Liz Lemon]], when she deceives her crush to get him to hang out with her.
** This was mirroring the behavior of evil laughing Spanish-language soap-opera character 'El Generalissimo', a dead-ringer for Jack.
* ''Mr. Brain'': There is no doubt {{Gackt}} was having ''a lot'' of fun playing the role of a [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V6dwJaSDcYI cannibalistic serial killer]] in this TV series.
--> "I will kill you all and feast upon your flesh! I will...be reborn! [[EvilLaugh HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!]]"
* ''Series/HowIMetYourMother'': Barney does an evil laugh at times (notable in season 6 episode 23); [[WebVideo/DoctorHorriblesSingAlongBlog then again, he has been working with a vocal coach.]]
* ''Series/{{Community}}'':
** Senor Chang gets a couple of good ones in the episode "[[Recap/CommunityS1E23ModernWarfare Modern Warfare]]". He also shares a less cackling one with Dean Pelton at an earlier point.
** One of the German students does an evil laugh when he figures out a plan to get revenge on Jeff and the study group. He's in class when he does it, however, and tries to cover it up by claiming to remember a joke from the German version of ''Series/TheNanny''.
* ''Series/{{Blackadder}}'': In the episode "Potato", we see, in turn, Captain Rum, Blackadder himself, and Baldrick try out what are definitely evil cackles of the pirate variety. They then stop as the line gets to a disconsolate Percy, asking him if he is not going to join in the "Ha Has".
* ''Series/{{Ultraman}}'': Baltan's trademark laugh is widely known in the series.
* ''Series/ANTFarm'':
** Subverted with vampire Fletcher in the Halloween episode, whose EvilLaugh is a girlish "Tee-hee-hee" while his ''normal'' laugh is easily mistaken for an evil one.
** Played Straight by Sequoia on Creative [=ConsultANT=]. She says Chyna is suspended, then laughs. Angus does it too, but only because he doesn't get her [[IncrediblyLamePun so-called joke]] but fakes it. While Olive knows something is wrong because of that and [[IdolSinger Chyna would never miss an opportunity to sing live.]]
*** Later, Olive and Angus find Chyna suspended [[spoiler: above a shark tank,]] and Angus realizes what she meant and does the EvilLaugh again.
* ''Series/DowntonAbbey'': Vera Bates, Mr. Bates's [[PsychoExGirlfriend psycho ex-wife]], indulges in one once.
* ''Series/BillNyeTheScienceGuy'': Does this in one episode about plants that eat meat.
* ''Series/MarriedWithChildren'': Any time Marcy got one over on Al, she would unleash a loud, shrill, staccato like witch-cackle that could shatter glass.
* ''Series/GetSmart'': Max and 99 are sneaking through a cave looking for a MadScientist when an InescapableNet drops onto them. The cave immediately echoes with the scientist's sinister laugh.
-->'''Max:''' Well we can be thankful for one thing.
-->'''99:''' What's that, Max?
-->'''Max:''' Whoever captured us has a terrific sense of humor.
* ''Series/{{Dollhouse}}'': When Echo is in the Attic, she comes across a projection of Boyd Langton. When she asks where her friends are, he lets out a reverbating evil laugh before telling her she ''has'' no friends (he's lying of course).
* ''Series/MythBusters'': All the hosts (except [[TheStoic Jamie]]) have indulged in this at least once.
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[[folder:Music]]
* The beginning of the song "Bump In The Night" by Allstars has a talking section similar to the Thriller example above which is followed by an evil laugh.
* Near the end of ArthurBrown's "Fire". "You're gonna burn! Burn! Burn! Buuuurrrn!!! Ah-hahaha!!!"
* Peter Murphy's cackle two-thirds of the way through Bauhaus's cover of John Cale's "Rosegarden Funeral of Sores" definitely counts. CrowningMomentOfAwesome ensues.
* CradleOfFilth's song ''A Gothic Romance'' features a more rarely-heard female EvilLaugh.
** The last track on their album ''Damnation and a Day'' features an evil laugh at the end.
--> "And the Earth...was without form...and void. And Darkness...was upon the face of the deep. Mmm hmm hmm heh heh ha ha. AH HA HA HA HA HAA!"
* [[Music/{{Disturbed}} David Draiman's]] laugh at the beginning and end of "Inside the Fire". He does this ''perfectly'' live. He also does one in the beginning of "Asylum". From the same album comes "The Infection", which has a more amused, mocking laughter laying parts of the track ("And a thousand voices share their laughter at my demise").
* Music/IronMaiden's "Fear of the Dark" usually gets this in live shows.
** And it has absolutely nothing on the laugh at the end of "Moonchild". Now that's textbook evil laughter.
* At the end of Music/{{Metallica}}'s ''Master of Puppets'', a fairly sinister laugh could be heard.
* Vincent Price ends his section of "[[MichaelJackson Thriller]]" with a wry evil laugh, arguably doing more to relieve the tension than to amplify it. Man was ''creepy''.
* "These Hands" by Music/TheDamned tells the story of a demented circus clown, ending with the clown throttling someone and a rather fitting evil laugh. And then a slightly irritated "STOP LAUGHING!"
* Averted with, of all people, Music/TheProtomen's version of [[VideoGame/MegaMan Dr. Wily]]. While he does his fair share of EvilGloating, he never once laughs.
** Protoman, however, has a particularly good EvilLaugh in the live shows.
* Music/OzzyOsbourne does a great evil laughter in "Bark at the Moon" and a smaller one in "Crazy Train". His normal laugh sounds somewhat foreboding and maniacal. Especially [[http://youtu.be/nOTp7J1-e34?t=3s when you slap an echo effect on it]]. ''Yikes''.
* Music/{{Gorillaz}}: Music/DeLaSoul's manic laughter in ''Feel Good Inc''.
* Music/{{Genesis}}' "Mama"?
* In Music/{{Nightwish}}'s "Kinslayer", Tuomas lets out a classic evil laugh.
* The SexPistols' "Anarchy in the UK" begins with one of these.
* A trademark of Jon Oliva, lead singer of {{Music/Savatage}} and Music/JonOlivasPain.
* [[Music/{{Rammstein}} Till Lindemann]] doesn't do this often, but when he does, [[EvilSoundsDeep it's enough to make your skin crawl]].
* "Giants" by FiveIronFrenzy opens with one.
* Ian Gillan lets off a sinister chuckle near the end of DeepPurple's "Speed King".
* "Easy Money" by KingCrimson ends with a rather grotesque evil laugh.
* The teacher from Music/PinkFloyd's ''Music/TheWall'' does one in "The Happiest Days Of Our Lives".
* DoctorSteel can be heard engaging in one near the end of his self-titled song, "Dr. Steel."
* "Rockin' in the Graveyard" by '50s rocker Jackie Morningstar.
* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8hhnNMSfXH4 600,000 Volts (Out Of My Way)]] from the PhoenixWrightMusicalProject features no less than ''three'' bouts of this, courtesy of [[GermanicEfficiency Manfred von Karma]]. The most impressive one is right at the end. In addition to being hammy as all get out despite its tone of menace, the song contains some spoilers for the end of [[VisualNovel/PhoenixWrightAceAttorney the first game]].
* [[Music/TheSistersOfMercy Andrew Eldritch]] lets some echoing ones go in "Lucretia My Reflection".
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[[folder:Pinball]]
* ''Pinball/TheTwilightZone'': The Power mocks you with an Evil Laugh if you cannot defeat it before time runs out.
* In ''Pinball/BlackKnight'', the titular knight laughs if you engage the Magna-Lock but fails to save the ball.
** In ''2000'', he does this a lot more.
* The Master does this in ''Pinball/DoctorWho'' when his bonus (obtained by draining the ball in a specific spot) is awarded.
* General Yagov does this in ''[[Pinball/F14Tomcat F-14 Tomcat]]'', just in case the [[GloriousMotherRussia Russian]] GeneralRipper didn't seem evil enough to you.
* A rare protagonist example: The Shadow himself does this in ''Pinball/TheShadow'' during Vengeance mode, and at the start of Shadow Multiball.
* The Shredder does this in ''Pinball/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles''.
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[[folder:Pro Wrestling]]
* Even when shown as the good guy, Wrestling/{{Kane}} is likely to do this at the end of his promos. He didn't become a true bona fide psycho until he was unmasked, though.
* [[Wrestling/TedDiBiase "Million Dollar Man" Ted [=DiBiase=]]]'s EvilLaugh was so important to his character that it was even part of his entrance music.
* Jim "The Anvil" Neidhart had an AnnoyingLaugh that sometimes terrified opponents. [[Wrestling/NatalyaNeidhart His daughter's]] laugh is almost identical (and was used in her [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dn8osMFeWqs entrance theme]] for a short while.)
* Wrestling/TheUndertaker has been known to do these before, mostly when he was in his Wrestling/MinistryOfDarkness phase. He laughed evilly when abducting [[Wrestling/StephanieMcMahon Stephanie [=McMahon=]]], for example.
* Wrestling/VickieGuerrero began a habit of doing this during her feud for the Miss ''Wrestling/{{WrestleMania}}'' title, and this was practically her second catchphrase as ''[=SmackDown!=]'''s official consultant.
* [[Wrestling/KiaStevens Awesome Kong, or Kharma]], when she was in WWE. It was her {{Leitmotif}}.
* The late Wrestling/LarrySweeney of Wrestling/RingOfHonor and Wrestling/{{CHIKARA}} fame had a naturally boisterous laugh that he used to great effect when playing the Heel.
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[[folder:Puppet Shows]]
* On ''SesameStreet'', The Count would famously laugh in a somewhat sinister fashion after counting things out, accompanied by thunder and lightning. "I will now count these letters to myself! One! Two! Three! Four! Five! Five letters! Ah ha ha!"
** It was originally a lot more maniacal, but was toned down to avoid frightening children away from learning to count.
* ''Mr. Meaty''.
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[[folder:Radio]]
* ''AdventuresInOdyssey'': Dr. Regis Blackgaard has a memorable evil laugh that was quite effective in small doses. When he appears in the "Darkness Before Dawn" arc, you can hear bits of it trying to escape at certain points, but he holds it in until [[spoiler:he finally takes over Whit's End]].
** A minute before the scene in question, he and his underling, Mr. Glossman, actually share a laugh together. The contrast makes him sound positively demented.
** In a later episode, we learn that while his twin brother Edwin may be merely a [[LargeHam hammy]] actor with an inflated ego, he has the laugh in his repertoire as well.
* ''Radio/TheShadow'' is another example of a hero using the evil laugh -- in his case, as psychological warfare. After all, maniac laughter from nowhere is unnerving, and criminals are a superstitious and cowardly lot...
* The French summer radio show ''Les Persifleurs du Mal'' (Deadpan Snarkers from Hell) uses the Evil Laugh in its opening credits. It fits the show's general tone and what they do to some of the people they invite...
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[[folder:Stand-Up Comedy]]
* During Creator/RossNoble's ''Randomist'' show an audience member admits he's looking at his watch because "he has to get up in the morning" and a lone woman laughs in a way that startles both Ross and the rest of the audience.
--> '''Ross:''' "Don't know why she's laughing like a mad woman. ''[as the woman]'' [maniac laughter] He won't be waking up to-morrow."
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[[folder:Tabletop Games]]
* ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'' has "Tasha's Uncontrollable Hideous Laughter", a spell that can give any character the opportunity to let one of these fly. Also, a monster called the Gibbering Mouther has the evil laugh threaded through the cacophony of its constant utterances.
* ''TabletopGame/{{Ravenloft}}'':
** Esan the Mad, the Darklord of Vechor, not only has an Evil Laugh, but when he desires to seal the borders of his domain (a power that most darklords have) anyone who tries to leave Vechor against his wishes is struck by hideous, demonic laughter that only the victim that hear, which eventually drives the victim insane (in game terms, it causes Wisdom damage) unless he stops trying to leave Vechor.
** One of the special powers of the Bone Golem is to unleash a terrifying laugh that can [[OneHitKill|slay any living being]] who hears it and fails both a fear and a horror check.
* The Witch class in ''Pathfinder'' can acquire the Cackle ability, which does nothing in and of itself, but [[BoringButPractical extends the duration of a wide variety of nasty hexes.]] With some practice (i.e. Feats), you will be ''cackling non-stop'', all the while laying down more hexes.
* Chaos in ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}'' specializes in this; most Traitor Marines having been turned batshit insane over ten thousand years of war and slaughter and the mind-warping effects of the Immaterium. ''DawnOfWar'' has Chaos Marines randomly break down and cackle occasionally.
* ''{{Mwahahaha}}!'', naturally. It's a card game of mad scientists competing to conquer the world. You start small with your superweapon, only threatening cities and states (and can set the weapon off on places that fail to bow before you, making it easier to issue threats later when you show it's not a bluff). Naturally, it's a lot more fun if everyone hams it up.
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[[folder:Theater]]
* ''Theatre/DamnYankees'' has [[LouisCypher Applegate]] sing the VillainSong, "The Good Old Days", which, while sounding a lot like an inspirational song in the way it is sung, has Applegate laughing evilly in between stanzas.
* The title character in Mozart and Da Ponte's ''DonGiovanni'' has a very unsettling laugh in the beginning of act two.
* OlderThanRadio: The aria "Vous qui faites l'endormie", from ''{{Faust}}'' by Charles Gounod, has a number of evil laughs written into the score. This is perhaps unsurprising, as it's sung by [[TheDevil Mephistopheles]].
* The title role in Gilbert&Sullivan's "The Mikado" has some improvised Evil Laughs in between verses in his song about the {{CoolAndUnusualPunishment}}s he's concocted.
* In Act One of the ''ThePhantomOfTheOpera'', the Phantom breaks out in evil laughter when he ruins Carlotta's performance and later crashes the chandelier. Michael Crawford ''really'' makes the most of both occasions on the original cast album.
* Though the Wicked Witch of the West is portrayed sympathetically in ''Theatre/{{Wicked}}'' (and given the name Elphaba), she still gets her trademark cackle when Glinda slaps her.
* Alberich in Creator/RichardWagner's Ring cycle lets loose with an EvilLaugh occasionally, particularly in ''Siegfried'', when Mime gets killed. Gustav Neidlinger pulled off a memorable one at the end of scene one of ''Das Rheingold'' on the classic Decca recording with Sir Georg Solti.
* Iago traditionally lets out an evil laugh at the end of his VillainSong "Credo in un dio crudel" in GiuseppeVerdi's ''Otello'', even though the laugh isn't written in the score or script.
* 'Dog Eat Dog' from ''Theatre/LesMiserables'' is sometimes punctuated by [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I7g_ERY5CDw evil laughter]]
* There are certain opportunities for Graf von Krolock to let out evil laughter in ''Theatre/TanzDerVampire'', such as [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-YaMgkSanCM the end of Act 1.]]
* In ''Theatre/PokemonLive'', Giovanni does this even in the middle of his songs! Jessie and James also get a few, such as partway through "It Will All Be Mine."
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* DisneyThemeParks: While the common interpretation for the residents of ''TheHauntedMansion'' is DarkIsNotEvil, the Ghost Host still provides a rather sinister laugh.
* At Universal's HalloweenHorrorNights, [[MonsterClown Jack]], the [[MadScientist Caretaker]], the [[AxCrazy Director]], [[FemmeFatale Lady Luck]], and the [[SoftSpokenSadist Usher]] have those.
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[[folder:Video Games]]
* [[LadyOfBlackMagic Tharja]] in ''VideoGame/FireEmblemAwakening'' has a pretty scary one. Unlike others, she isn't very loud with it, but the result is even more creepy.
--> "Mmmh-mmmh-mmmh-mmmh..."
* Father Grigori in ''VideoGame/HalfLife2'' is not evil, just crazy, but laughs evilly anyway as he shoots zombies.
* Kira Daidohji of ''VideoGame/ArcanaHeart''. A [[ImprobableAge pre-pubescent]] LargeHam MadScientist with dreams of [[TakeOverTheWorld World Domination]]? This trope is practically required!
** Actually, as with the WickedWitch, an evil laugh is also traditional for a MadScientist character (though not all of them).
* VideoGame/BatmanArkhamAsylum and VideoGame/BatmanArkhamCity game have SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker, [[LaughingMad naturally]].
** Joker is not the only one. Scarecrow gives him a run for his money with his creepy giggles.
* In ''BaldursGate'', [[spoiler: [[BigBad Sarevok]] from the first game is available in the final expansion as an optional party member.]] His maniacal laughter is one of his battlecries and he'll sometime throw his evil laugh when you give him orders.
* Gruntilda in ''{{Banjo-Kazooie}}''. She gave out a rather impressive evil cackle whenever you hit the "Save and Quit" option in the menu.
* In ''VideoGame/{{BioShock|1}}'', [[spoiler:Atlas/Frank Fontaine]] bursts into an Evil Laugh once you have [[spoiler:killed Andrew Ryan and shut off the self-destruct.]] Arguably, this is also a moment of [[spoiler:NiceJobBreakingItHero]], although one built into the game's plot.
** In what is probably the strangest example ever seen, the ''vending machines'' have a truly unsettling evil laugh.
*** Wait till you see the one in Hephestus that is broken and lobs grenades at you.
* Any appearance of BigBad Dr. Goldfire in the ''VideoGame/BlakeStone'' series is accompanied by his trademark "BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAA!"
* Bagular's evil laugh in ''VideoGame/{{Bomberman}} Hero'' is...Well, it's weird, creepy, and strangely awesome at the same time. [[http://au.youtube.com/watch?v=M6Pec2FXBeo Seriously.]]
** Then there's Rukifellth from ''Bomberman 64: The Second Attack'', whose evil laugh can probably be considered a VerbalTic.
-->'''Rukifellth:''' Once I regain my earthly body, I shall create a new cosmos. MY Cosmos. A cosmos of chaos where only the strong shall survive! Ha ha... Ha ha... Bwah ha ha ha ha ha!\
''(5 second pause)''\
It's not much fun making speeches about my plans without an audience...''(pause)'' Ha ha...Ha ha...Bwah ha ha ha ha ha!
** Verbal tic or not, his laugh is still awesome.
** [[LightIsNotGood Zoniha]] also gets into the laughing game.
* ''Franchise/{{Castlevania}}'s'' version of Dracula ''loves'' doing this, and since he's voiced by NorioWakamoto, it makes it all the more enjoyable. It's also apparently a mandatory thing for the Lord of Darkness, because [[spoiler: Soma Cruz]] does it, too.
** ''VideoGame/CastlevaniaOrderOfEcclesia'' has one too in the form of [[spoiler:Albus]], who laughs maniacally at complete random during the fight.
** ''VideoGame/CastlevaniaCurseOfDarkness'' has Isaac, who has an amazing crazy laugh in both the Japanese and English voice tracks. The one in battle is bad enough (because he's about to kablam you across the arena with a certain attack), but in a particular cutscene ([[spoiler:when Dracula brainjacks him and shanks Trevor Belmont]]), it's just - yeah. Don't play the game in a dark room when you approach that point. Isaac's English voice actor is, incidentally, Liam 'Also Lezard Valeth' O'Brien.
*** Dracula has a wicked snarly cackle in that game too.
** [[spoiler:Barlowe]]'s laugh, especially when he [[spoiler:frees Dracula's soul.]]
** Patrick Steward, playing as the Necromancer, did a rather hilarious EvilLaugh in ''VideoGame/CastlevaniaLordsOfShadow'', probably due to his not being accustomed to playing a bad guy.
* In ''Cauldron 2'' for the Commodore 64, the witches have a good, hearty, and, by today's standards, painfully artificial sounding laugh each time the player dies. And it happens quite a lot, this being a NintendoHard game.
* In ''VideoGame/ChronoTrigger'', if you choose to sit down on the evil-looking throne in the Giant's Claw, [[spoiler:really the Tyranno Lair long after Azala's defeat,]] the character in the front of the party does an EvilLaugh.
* Wannabe mad scientist Vernon Von Grun frequently does this in ''CityOfVillains'' when you report back to him after a mission. It is made funnier by him asking you if you can tell that he's been working on the laugh, the laugh changing a few times, him asking you to join him in the laugh, and once breaking into a cough mid-laugh.
** There is also an evil laugh emote for the players; though it lacks sound, it does go through physical motions that would make Doctor Frankenstein proud.
* Parodied/subverted in ''VideoGame/TheClueFinders 4th grade adventures'':
--> Alistair: AAAAAHAHAHAHAHAH!!! AAAHAHAA- *cough, choke, gag* I swallowed my mint.
* ''VideoGame/CommandAndConquer'':
** The evil AI CABAL in the ''VideoGame/CommandAndConquerTiberianSun'' expansion pack ''Firestorm'' will, occasionally, do the mechanized Evil Laugh in the middle of a mission to taunt you.
** Kane himself indulges in this trope during the intro to the GDI campaign of ''Tiberian Sun''. Being the MagnificentBastard that he is, however, his laugh is a confident chuckle instead of a crazed cackle.
** Tanya from the ''[[VideoGame/CommandAndConquerRedAlertSeries Red Alert]]'' series likes doing this a lot, and, in at least one [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xIRPcICB-iY promotion video]] of ''RedAlert3'', Emperor Yoshiro and Premier Anatoly Cherdenko do this together with Tanya.
** In the [[UltimateShowdownofUltimateDestiny General's Challenge]] of ''VideoGame/CommandAndConquerGenerals: Zero Hour'', most of the generals you face has one of these, of varying evilness and insanity. [[NukeEm General]] [[ILoveNuclearPower Tao]] in particular has an impressively unhinged chuckle:
-->'''General Tao:''' ''Heh heheh-heh heh-heh...
* Jedah of ''VideoGame/{{Darkstalkers}}'' is normally unflappable and very polite, but occasionally will indulge in a bit of mad laughter; most notably in one of his supers when he drags you underground and has hands of blood beat the crap out of you, or during one of his victory poses ''[[EyeScream while gouging his eyes out!]]''
* Parodied in ''DayOfTheTentacle'' for uncontrollable laughs. "Ha. Ha. Ha."
** Subverted with "Chuckle chuckle", spoken out loud by Old Purple Tentacle.
* Laharl from ''VideoGame/DisgaeaHourOfDarkness''. Upon officially becoming an EvilOverlord (well, ''[[NobleDemon mostly]]'' evil), he even spends the next few days ''perfecting'' it.
** It comes to the point that whenever Laharl shows up in the sequels, the first indication you have that he has appeared is his (very recognizable) Evil Laugh piercing the air.
** Badly attempted by evil clones of Kurtis in the sequel, ''VideoGame/{{Disgaea 2|CursedMemories}}''. Given the fact that their speech is more stilted than William Shatner, it comes out as a robotic "HA hee HA HA."
** Like Laharl, Mao, the main character of ''VideoGame/{{Disgaea 3|AbsenceOfJustice}}'', will actually begin his respective turn with a humorously quick but evil "Mwuhu-haha!" What make it funnier is hearing it from the same voice actor that does Edward Elric in the English dub of ''Manga/FullmetalAlchemist'', Vic Mignogna. In the Japanese, it's loud but simple "HA HA HA!"
** Appropriate for one seeking to be a final boss, Desco of ''VideoGame/{{Disgaea 4|A Promise Unforgotten}}'' uses a short, simple "Fuhahaha!". The evil factor of it is watered down a bit by her cutesy voice, though. There's also Valvatorez, who uses a calm "Hm hm hm..."
** Few have a more evil and constantly used laugh than Overlord Zetta, he will even laugh like a maniac during his signature [[NukeEm Zetta Beam]] attack.
** Honestly, anyone with a good enough title will be subject to this trope, especially the Overlords in the ''Franchise/{{Disgaea}}'' series and ''Videogame/MakaiKingdom''.
* Although he's pretty completely LawfulGood, Alistair of ''VideoGame/DragonAgeOrigins'' '''can''' do an impressive Evil Laugh anyway. (Unless he spoils it by coughing in the middle, as he does once.)
** Played much straighter, some of the darkspawn have [[EvilSoundsDeep extremely deep]], growling, guttural laughs.
** The Mother does this at the tail end of her first cutscene in ''Awakening''. It's definitely FanDisservice and ''intentional'' horror because her bare breasts jiggle while she does it. All eight of them.
* As expected, the VideoGame/EvilGenius has one.
* In ''VideoGame/FableI'', your character can perform an evil laugh as an expression if he's renowned enough.
* Predating ''KOF'', ''FatalFury'' had Geese Howard, whose evil laughs ranged from small chuckles to even '''pulling off maniacal laughter when he lost''' ([[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lO0uo5LKCdc see around the 6:19 mark]]).
** While it still feels evil, ''2002 UM'' Rugal's evil laugh sounded like it came from an aging man.
*** It's not ''as'' great as it was back in ''[='98=]'', but you also have to remember that the sound team added a few extra effects to Rugal's laugh back then.
* Kefka of ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVI'' had [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CyZoe-r9qb0 a grand evil laugh]] of his own, instantly identifiable by anyone who's heard it. This is especially impressive as the game has [[{{Leitmotif}} no vocal tracks]]. In fact, his evil laugh was so well-known that he actually named one of the subtropes for an evil laugh: LaughingMad.
** In ''VideoGame/DissidiaFinalFantasy'', he gets to laugh at the heroes together with Exdeath from ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyV'' during the opening of Shade Impulse. Kefka's high-pitched howling and Exdeath's deep belly laughter mix together well.
** In the same game, if you are playing as someone who is not the Emperor [[MirrorMatch (or if you're playing an Emperor vs Emperor match)]] and you hear an Evil Laugh, that is your cue to [[TalkToTheFist chase down the source and pound his face in]] [[ColonyDrop before he casts Starfall on yours]]. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XWD2TktjNM8 "Ahahahahahaha! HEAVENS! * grunt* WAUGH! HUAH!!"]]
* In ''[[{{Prequel}} Dissidia 012]]'', one of Exdeath's victory quotes consists of him actually saying "Mwa-ha-ha."
* Hojo from the ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII'' games comes from the "sick psycho" school of evil laughter. [[http://youtube.com/watch?v=hg66mdGHSHs Here's a sample.]] And then there's "Kya ha ha" (Scarlet) and "Gya ha ha." (Heidegger)
* Ultimecia from ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVIII'' has an evil laugh when you finally encounter her in her OminousFloatingCastle and lets out another one when you fight her soon after.
** The eleven sorceresses the player must fight during 'Time Compression' also have evil laughs. The second group of sorceresses, in particular, have laughter that is eerily warped and inhuman.
* Tonberries from ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyX'' will let out a very sinister and unsettling laugh when you encounter them. Combine that with their CuteIsEvil look and their UnflinchingWalk and you've got yourself some terror.
* The final boss of ''[[{{Gradius}} Gradius Gaiden]]'' is the only one in the series to possess one. He laughs at the player while taunting him, though he's as powerless as every other final boss.
* [[PsychoForHire Destoroyah]] in ''Videogame/GodzillaUnleashed'' will start laughing after he defeats his enemies.
* From ''Franchise/{{Halo}}'', there is but one maniacal laugh, but considering who it comes from, it's creepy. Y'know how, villainous as he was, the Gravemind always seemed fairly calm and convincingly sane for a monster in any previous talks or encounters? Well, all of that is thrown away right after the final obstacle to his plan dies, and he lets rip a spectacular one. It's even worse when you remember (and hear) that even his voice is composite in nature. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DvROPTR12oQ Listen to it here]], and crank up the volume after the 'obstacle' dies.
** He has a knack for doing this when his victory is (supposedly) assured. The Librarian mentions that, at the climactic final point in the war against the Flood, the Flood were... flooding every channel they could find with laughter. Imagine... trillions and trillions of assimilated aliens of countless species all laughing with the distorted, horrific voice of the Flood.
* Leopold Charles Anthony Weasleby the Third from ''HenryHatsworthInThePuzzlingAdventure'' is unique in the fact that his [[SpeakingSimlish Simlish Speak]] is ''mostly compromised'' of variation of his maniacal cackle and sneer. [[spoiler:Cole actually has a similar one, which is not surprising since Weasleby is actually a robot that Cole created to antagonize Henry.]]
* The Commodore 64 port of the 1984 computer game ''VideoGame/ImpossibleMission'' is one of the earliest examples of digitized speech in a game. The villain's evil laugh signified that the clock had run out and the game was over. (Conversely, if the player successfully completed the game, he gave a kind of BigNo.)
* The Commodore 64 version of Ghostbusters also has a decent evil laugh upon loading, though the voice doesn't belong to any character.
* ''{{Killer7}}''. Every single enemy in that game has a nightmare-inducing evil laugh. Creepy, twisted, truly completely insane. Even their boss, Kun Lan, has a bit of the more megalomaniacal variety.
* Vexen from ''KingdomHeartsChainOfMemories'' [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wHy99AllPMk=18]]. Expected, as it's the voice actor of the aforementioned [[VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII Hojo.]]
** [[DarkActionGirl Larxene]], [[ArtificialHuman Repliku]], and Vanitas also have pretty impressive laughs.
*** Vanitas's laugh deserves a special mention for being especially terrifying, since he shares his voice actor with series protagonist Sora, the personification of good-hearted.
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p6MgIWGXRww Zexion, too.]]
** Vivi in the Roxas Tutorial.
--->[[HellfireCommentaries TheHelldragon]]: [after hearing Vivi's creepily evil laugh in the ''VideoGame/KingdomHeartsII'' playthrough] Heh heh heh... Please don't knife me.
** Xemnas also has a good one (Kind of requisite for any villain voiced by NorioWakamoto), though in ''VideoGame/KingdomHeartsII'', it's mostly drowned out by the sound of the BeamSpam he's unleashing when he does it. You can hear it much more clearly in ''[[VideoGame/KingdomHearts3DDreamDropDistance Dream Drop Distance]]'' while he's chucking buildings at you, though he doesn't always decide to use it.
** When the surviving Organization members first appear to Sora & Co., they have a chorus of evil laughter at his expense. Most are pretty good... and then there's [[UnEvilLaugh Demyx's rather unintimidating giggle]].
* Shao Kahn of VideoGame/MortalKombat! [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Es-Zqt4mUg&feature=related I rule this world MWAHAHAHAHA!!!]] (Unfortunately for him, he has a habit of doing it ''in the middle of a fight'', which leaves him very vulnerable to an attack if the player takes advantage of it.)
* Darth Malak in ''KnightsOfTheOldRepublic'' gets into this near the end of the game. G
* Gongora, the BigBad of ''LostOdyssey'', indulges in evil laughter when his plans are going well. Though, being a VillainWithGoodPublicity, he generally only indulges in it when alone for most of the game.
* Kain from the ''LegacyOfKain'' series. Ever the maniacal genius, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OV0ZTchRRJw#t=7m18s this laugh]] from SoulReaver embodies all that he is.
* Ghaleon in '[[VideoGame/LunarTheSilverStar Lunar: Silver Star Story]]'' for the PlayStation. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ySESWeKO7TM#t=04m19s Tell me this isn't the coolest laugh ever]].
* ''VideoGame/MegaManZX''
** Prometheus. Sure you can only hear it in the Japanese version of the game after losing his battle, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X8FeovIMf8o but still]]!
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ipBOhaAIULI Siarnaq]] laughs like a demented clown, and he's supposed to be a freakin' emotionless ninja! Only in the Japanese version. His English laugh somehow manages to be a CreepyMonotone EvilLaugh.
** Dr. Weil, from ''VideoGame/MegaManZero'', counts as well.
* A lot of ''Franchise/AceAttorney'' villains have an evil laugh, either upon their reveal or during their breakdown.
** Special points go do [[spoiler: Damon Gant]], whose evil laugh precedes his reveal as actually evil.
** And then there's [[spoiler: Calisto Yew]], who won't ''stop'' laughing.
* Richard Hawk makes a habit of this in ''MetalWolfChaos''.
* Dark Samus in ''MetroidPrime'' [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hBVrEObtRf8#t=0m55s 2]] and [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oNSS4VQLktY#t=2m40s 3]] is an EvilTwin made of ToxicPhlebotinum and has an appropriately distorted laugh.
** Omega Pirate in the first ''Prime'' has a very chilling evil laugh. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M4pm3MhgXLk&feature=related Hear it at around 2:08]].
* RecurringBoss Fassad in ''VideoGame/{{Mother 3}}'' has an especially unique one, indicated in his text boxes to be, "NWE-HE-HE-HE-HE-HEEE!"
** "That's one 'Nwe', and eight '-he's."
** He's also got a second one: "NWAHAHAHAHA!"
** Meanwhile, the BigBad, [[spoiler:Porky]], has a few too. They're [[DissonantSerenity surprisingly serene]] for the situation at hand, and as a result, [[LaughingMad very unsettling]].
--> ''Is that funny? It is, isn't it? Does it make you laugh? *cough* *wheeze* ...[[NightmareFuel Are you laughing at me]]?!''
* In ''VideoGame/PokemonMysteryDungeon: Explorers of Time/Darkness/Sky'', most of the villains have a unique Evil Laugh.
** Zubat: "Heh heh heh"
** Koffing: "Whoa ho ho"
** Skuntank: "Chaw haw haw"
** [[spoiler:Dusknoir]]: "Uwhoo hoo hoo"
** Sableye: "Weh heh heh"
** [[spoiler: [[KnightofCerebus Darkrai]]]]: "[=MuhehehehehahahahaHAAHAAHAAHAAHAAHAAHAAHAAHAA=]!!!"
** In the first game, [[{{Jerkass}} Gengar]] has his well known, "Keh keh keh!"
* Although he mostly avoids this in all his other appearances, [[Franchise/ResidentEvil Albert Wesker]] can't resist letting fly with this in ''VideoGame/ResidentEvilCodeVeronica''. He's definitely outclassed by the Ashford twins, though; both seem to have a rather serious, nay, ''terminal'' case of the sillies.
** He lets out another villanous laugh in VideoGame/ResidentEvil4's ''Assignment Ada'' ending. In ''VideoGame/ResidentEvil5'', he lets out a derisive chuckle or two early on, but in the final battle, [[spoiler: he's too busy having a VillainousBreakdown to indulge in this, preferring instead to growl like a madman and go on a MotiveRant.]]
** There's also ''VideoGame/MarvelVsCapcom3'' where he does it with his moves like shooting his opponent with his Samurai Edge.
* [[VideoGame/RivalSchools Kurow Kirishima]], master of the SlasherSmile, sneaks sinister laughter into his winposes.
* Grandmaster Meio does this in ''VideoGame/{{Strider}}'' (the arcade game), both when you start the game AND when you lose all your lives.
* Dr. Robotnik of the ''SonicTheHedgehog'' series has [[NoblewomansLaugh a peculiar, Santa-esqe chuckle]] in his Japanese incarnations (which has only been done successfuly in English once, during ''VideoGame/{{Sonic Rush|Series}}''), but he also has a more traditional Evil Laugh that he uses when he's feeling ''particularly'' good.
** Take, for example, the Dark ending in ''VideoGame/SonicAdventure2'', as he puts the final Chaos Emerald into the Eclipse Cannon. [[ColonyDrop Alas...]]
** Mephiles the Dark from ''[[VideoGame/SonicTheHedgehog2006 Sonic the Hedgehog (2006)]]''. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p_S_AZrxQGg Watch Dan Green at his hammiest.]] Got nothing on Creator/CrispinFreeman, though.
* Lampshaded in ''SplinterCell 2: Pandora Tomorrow'', where a terrorist typing a speech by his boss includes the following footnote: " {note: ironic, not maniacal}".
* Luca Blight from ''SuikodenII'' had an evil laugh accompanied by an enormous amount of exclamation marks.
* Here's a fun fact: when you speed up Bowser's ''VideoGame/SuperMario64'' laugh, [[http://youtube.com/watch?v=crx21K5uMIk it sounds like Boo!]]
** He let out a particularly infamous one at the very beginning of ''Hotel Mario'' ("It's dat creepy Bowsuh's laugh!"), which has been mocked and re-mocked in YouTubePoop videos about 50,000 times now. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eYUy_dCiszM]]
** In ''VideoGame/SuperPaperMario'', Count Bleck has his own weird laugh, "Bleh heh heh heh heh..."
*** "BLECK!"
*** ''[[VideoGame/PaperMarioTheThousandYearDoor Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door]]'' has ''five'' villains with their own distinct laughs. Emperor Grodus' is something like "Gaaack aaack aaack aaack aaack"; Lord Crump' is a "Buh! Buh huh huh huh huh!"; and Beldam's is "Mwee hee hee hee hee".
*** Also, [[spoiler:Doopliss]]'s "hyuk hyuk hyuk".
*** And [[spoiler:the Shadow Queen]]'s "Muh huh huh huh huh".
** Being who he is, [[VideoGame/WarioLand Wario]] has been known to do this. He even does this in his first appearance ([[VideoGame/SuperMarioLand2SixGoldenCoins Super Mario Land 2]]), or at least that's what it's supposed to sound like.
*** WAH HA HA HA! AHH HAH HAH HAH!! WAH HAH HAH HAH HAH!!!! One of his victory taunts in Super Smash Bros. Brawl. Very nice, Wario.
*** In the ''WarioLand'' series, Rudy the Clown and the Golden Diva have evil laughs; the former's is quite sinister, especially for a GameBoyColor MonsterClown, and the latter's is a NoblewomansLaugh that develops into LaughingMad as Wario [[WouldHitAGirl beats the ever-loving crap out of her face]].
** Cackletta and Fawful in the ''VideoGame/MarioAndLuigi'' series take every opportunity they can to let out an evil chuckle.
* ''VideoGame/SuperSmashBros'': Master and Crazy Hand, with [=MH's=] being deeper and more serious and [=CH's=] as the LaughingMad variant. Here's an [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gNZulxiz_MI&feature=video_response example.]]
** Actually, in ''Melee'', Crazy Hand's laugh was a ''reversed'' version of Master Hand's for extra-creepiness. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p7J41Ezhrpc See here]].
** This all becomes ''even creepier'' when you realize that in every game (even in the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CS9WhYhrQ80 original]]), Master and Crazy Hand [[TalkingToHimself share their voices]] with TheNarrator.
* In SystemShock2, SHODAN lets out plenty of these in the boss fight with her, along with BossBanter, [[spoiler: and in the ending where she shows her "new look"]].
* [[spoiler:Mithos Yggdrasill]] of ''VideoGame/TalesOfSymphonia'' manages the third kind in a spectacularly creepy fashion in at least one scene...another is [[{{Anvilicious}} debatable]].
** On one of these occasions, he is kicking [[spoiler:Yuan]] on a potentially endless loop (that is, until you can drag your eyes away from the train wreck and press A).
** The sequel had Emil doing this during his Mystic Arte.
* ''VideoGame/TeamFortress2''
** The Engineer has one as a taunt.
** The Medic's and Spy's laugh commands alternates between this and some very {{Un Evil Laugh}}s.
*** YMMV, Spy's Schadenfreude laugh lives up to it's name.
** [[http://wiki.teamfortress.com/w/images/b/be/Announcer_cart_attacker_finalwarning5.wav The Administrator.]]
** And now you can have anybody let loose with evil laughter via the Schadenfreude taunt.
* In ''VideoGame/PokemonRanger'', [[KnightOfCerebus Purple Eyes]] uses "Heh heh heh." often enough it could practically be his VerbalTic/CatchPhrase.
* Bryan Fury in ''VideoGame/{{Tekken}}'' has a particularly disturbing one, thanks to the mechanical effect on his voice (due to his being a cyborg).
** Then there's Devil Jin, who has a Jokeresquely high evil laugh after winning in a fight, complete with an evil grin, showing off his pearly white fangs.
* One of Iori Yagami's more beloved traits in ''VideoGame/TheKingOfFighters'' series is his habit of breaking into maniacal laughter when he wins a match. This is a bit odd, considering he's also a protagonist. [[http://youtube.com/watch?v=HxDJIpwHAPc Sample]] (the AMVHell project mixed this with footage of [[Manga/DeathNote Light Yagami]], [[CaptainObvious whose name is pronounced the same way]]).
** Iori with Flames also laughs maniacally in KOF XIII whenever he completes his Shiki Saika combo, his Neomax also has him briefly enter the Riot of Blood state whereupon he laughs evilly and then crushes his enemy with a massive ball of flame.
** Ryuji Yamazaki has a really crazy laugh that's heard in his winpose ([[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=083Tn-8UP3o example]]). ''2002'' Rugal has a good one, too, but it's to be expected since it's NorioWakamoto. [[TheOtherDarrin His original voice actor]], Toshimitsu Arai, pulled off a pretty great one in ''[='98=]''.
*** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O7mt8ALcjw0 That very same laugh from Rugal, combined with the Dead End Screamer DM]], created what we all know as the [[MemeticMutation Rugalspin]]. To put this in retrospect, Arai's laugh was so sinister that Wakamoto and ''Arai himself'' (when [[TheOtherDarrin called back to reprise his role]] in the ''[[CapcomVsWhatever Capcom Vs. SNK]]'' series and ''The King of Fighters 2002: [[UpdatedRerelease Unlimited Match]]'') couldn't top himself.
* Ganondorf has his fair share of laughs. Sometimes, it is a simple, self-satisfied "Hm-hm-hmm...", other times, it is used in a mocking tone after he has succeeded in an attack. One of the most flamboyant is in ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaTheWindWaker'' where, [[spoiler:after the King of Hyrule uses the Triforce to wish for "hope" for Link and Zelda and the old Hyrule begins to flood and vanish under the water]], Ganon starts to laugh madly, his sanity broken at [[spoiler:seeing all his dreams smashed before his eyes.]] The laughter continues to grow until he is eventually practically shrieking. Some found it [[{{Narm}} quite silly]], others thought it was pretty awesome.
** To say nothing of what he was like in ''VideoGame/ZeldaIITheAdventureOfLink''. You can hear the same laugh in ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaOcarinaOfTime Ocarina of Time]]'', but it doesn't quite have the same context...
** Then there's his laugh in ''VideoGame/SuperSmashBros Brawl''. Specifically, in Subspace Emmisary. He's laughing from across a very shaky holographic interface, so his laugh dissolves into the most ''malevolent sounding'' static you've ever heard in your life.
** In another game, Chancellor Cole in ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaSpiritTracks''. He laughs before nearly every action.
* Lampshaded in ''VideoGame/TheCurseOfMonkeyIsland''. During Guybrush's first encounter with Murray, the Demonic Talking Skull, Murray busts out a laugh and Guybrush asks him about it. Murray (whom Guybrush had just blown apart) says that there's a fish nibbling on his foot somewhere and it really tickles.
** Above lampshading happens in the first few minutes of the game. The trope is played straight in the rest of the game. He ''really'' likes to let us know who he is.
--->'''Murray:''' I AM MURRAY, THE EVIL DEMONIC SKULL! BWAHAHAHAHAHAHA!
*** King Andre, the smuggler leader of Skull Island, has a fairly impressive evil cackle that he breaks into for no apparent reason. Guybrush eventually asks him to stop, as it's fairly unnerving.
* Klogg, the villain from ''VideoGame/TheNeverhood'', has a pretty awesome laugh, which not only appears in the [[MultipleEndings Bad Ending]] (which manages to top it by having [[spoiler:the hero, Klaymen, do an even better one of his own, after his mutation into a Klogg-like being]]), but in the opening credits as well.
* Evil Witch/Warlock Sims in ''VideoGame/TheSims 2'' had idle sequences in which they would cackle and ClaspYourHandsIfYouDeceive. In Sims the Third, if your character has the Evil trait, they'll cackle and wring their hands in the most satisfying way, point ominously at other Sims and gloat about...their impending doom?
* The Guardian from the final ''Franchise/{{Ultima}}'' trilogy had a particularly memorable, bass-pitched, resonating laugh, courtesy of Bill Johnson and a filter that made his voice progressively deeper in each of the games.
* ''VideoGame/ValkyrieProfile2Silmeria's'' [[spoiler:Lezard Valeth]] has a pretty [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nBhksfGFiQ8 maniacal laugh]] when he pulls off a special - [[spoiler: more so when he teleports around during the final boss battle.]]
* [[RoboSpeak A-no-ther ex-am-ple is the Wi-zard of Wo-r]] in ''VideoGame/WizardOfWor''. Ha-ha-ha-ha.
** Not only that, but an extended version occurs during one of the Wizards "Game Over" quotes:
--->Hee-hee-hee ho-ho-ho ha-ha-ha-ha. That-was-fun.
** It also occurs in ''{{Gorf}}'' which also came out at around that time; it even has the exact same synthesised voice.
* Every Undead character's /laugh in ''VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft''.
** Also, blood elves, to some degree; the females especially sound rather psychotic. The male gnome and ([[LawfulGood ironically]]) draenei /laugh emotes (respectively a high-pitched cackle and a raucous guffaw) also sound a bit maniacal. And female trolls sound like the Wicked Witch of the West.
** Due to the introduction of death knights, every race and gender can now have one, via an optional [[VoiceOfTheLegion sound filter]].
** Many, ''many'' bosses in WoW invoke this trope.
--> '''Malygos:''' What could you hope to accomplish, to storm brazenly into MY domain? To employ MAGIC? Against ME? BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!
** In a recently opened raid, Ulduar, the final boss [[spoiler: [[EldritchAbomination Yogg-Saron]]]] gets a [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PLlgxOo55IQ particularly nasty one]] whenever he casts a certain spell.
*** The Crone from Karazhan's Opera event is no slouch.
*** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MkeC9WVVsQ4 You face Jaraxxus]] and his EvilLaugh.
*** If you ever spend time in [[OminousFloatingCastle Naxxramas]], you'll quickly come to dread [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T3VEalDEF-c#t=2m22s this laugh]] whenever [[OurLichesAreDifferent Kel'Thuzad]] manages to [[DwindlingParty kill one of your team mates]][[note]]usually after said teammate [[TooDumbToLive stands still inside of a swirling vortex of shadowy death]][[/note]].
*** The Blood Princes council, when they get a buff (some of them at least).
*** The Headless Horseman has a good theatrical one. His helmet will allow characters to perform it, too.
* Albedo Piazzola from the ''VideoGame/{{Xenosaga}}'' series had a [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tgX9L1tN29M particularly deranged]] Evil Laugh fitting with his overall character.
** An evil laugh given so convincingly can make one worry about the mental stability of the ''voice actor''...
*** His voice actor is Creator/CrispinFreeman, for those who are wondering. He's not insane; he's just that awesome.
** His [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-W3exv4jccI&feature=related Japanese voice]] doesn't fail to impress either.
** Sellers, the resident MadScientist, does one when Jr. and the others find out that [[spoiler: Dmitri, Jr.'s crazy father, is going after the Durandal and its crew.]] It's not nearly as maniacal as Albedo's is, but it's still worth mentioning.
** Also, the Patriach has a paticularly weird one.
* In ''MegaManPoweredUp'', Dr. Albert Wily has a pretty good one.
* ''VideoGame/{{Diablo}}''[='s=] Mephisto and Baal have one that will surely make you scream for death before the [[EvilLaugh malevolent laugh]] hits the ceiling.
* Jedah, the [[BigBad main villain]] of the [[VideoGame/{{Darkstalkers}} Darkstalkers series]], evokes this during one of his special attacks.
* In the ''StreetFighter'' series, Sagat was the first to break out the evil laugh whenever he wins a match, which he still does to this day.
** ''VideoGame/StreetFighterAlpha'' has Vega and Bison (especially Shin Bison in ''Alpha 3'') following his example.
** Gill and Urien both have evil chuckles.
** Juri Han has a real evil laugh whenever she wins a match.
** Oni laughs if his Meido Gohado knocks you out in ''Street Fighter 4: Arcade Edition''.
** Subverted with Chun-Li, as her laughter is not evil.
* In ''VideoGame/{{Iji}}'', [[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast Assassin Asha and Iosa the Invincible]] both laugh gleefully while trying to kill Iji.
* Creator/CrispinFreeman gets a chance to let out an over-the-top evil laugh as Heughes in ''BatenKaitos Origins''. He's not the only one, actually; quite a few of the villains in the series let out some seriously mad {{Evil Laugh}}s.
* In ''VideoGame/DonkeyKong64'', this is done by both the BigBad King K. Rool and the insanely creepy third boss Mad Jack (who's laughter is part of the background music).
** Oddly enough, it's also done by Bleak in ''[[VideoGame/DonkeyKongCountry Donkey Kong Country 3]]'', when he's hit by one of the Kong's attacks.
** The most infamously {{Nightmare Fuel}}ish of ''VideoGame/DonkeyKongCountry'' evil laughs is that of the aptly-named Kackle, the skeletal Kremling ghost from ''[[VideoGame/DonkeyKongCountry Donkey Kong Country 2]]''.
* ''VideoGame/HouseOfTheDead'': "Hm-hm-hm-hm-hmmmm. People of the AMS. I am Goldman!"
* [[MotherOfAThousandYoung The Mother]] from ''VideoGame/DragonAgeOriginsAwakening'' delivers an impressive evil laugh in her first scene. She is initially distraught over the loss of "her pets" at Kal'Hirol, but calms down at the urging of a follower. When asked what she will do next, [[AxCrazy she]] shrieks that first she will laugh.
* Spoofed in ''[[VideoGame/SamAndMaxFreelancePolice Sam and Max: Culture Shock]]'', where Brady Culture is heard practicing his evil laugh as he [[SurveillanceAsThePlotDemands spies on the Freelance Police meddling in his plans]], and it grows from weak to genuinely menacing.
** [[spoiler: Hugh Bliss]] lets out a rather creepy one in Bright Side of the Moon.
** But, to no one's surprise, the best example of this trope in these games comes from none other than [[HeroicComedicSociopath Max]] in The Penal Zone.
* The Fleshpound from ''VideoGame/KillingFloor'' will sometimes laugh as he's making his way to the players. Shooting at him will cause him to fly into an UnstoppableRage and let loose a RoarBeforeBeating.
* [[spoiler:Clive]] from ''ProfessorLaytonAndTheUnwoundFuture'' gets a very nice one upon his [[TheReveal reveal]] as the game's BigBad.
* Dr. Curien, the staple MadScientist villain from the VideoGame/HouseOfTheDead series, gets a rather memorable one in the third instalment. As the mid-chapter cutscenes up until that point had depicted him as a benevolent scientist seeking a desperate cure for his son's illness, once he lets the laughter loose, you know he's gone bonkers.
* From ''Rumble! @ the Campus'', we have the Shirogane family: Hayato, Hinako and their father Principal Hideo. Only the principal's wife Dr. Hikari Shirogane does not do this.
** Hotaru Katsuragi and her evil laugh is enough for you to urinate in your own pants. Fo Sho.
** Don't forget Dark Kiyo as well.
* [[spoiler:Wheatley]] in ''VideoGame/{{Portal 2}}'' gets one, which seals [[spoiler:his FaceHeelTurn]], and later comments on how exhausting that kind of laughter is.
** The defective turret you designate as the new master turret template will emit one whenever one of its faulty brethren makes it past quality control or when one of the functional turrets gets launched into the incinerator.
** Glados' voice actress [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Is7DQRoFcz0 has one, and it is terrifying]].
* The main antagonist of ''VideoGame/KirbyMassAttack'' does an evil laugh.
** Drawcia from Canvas Curse has a distinctive high-pitched laugh that [[MostAnnoyingSound she frequently uses.]] [[spoiler: During her OneWingedAngel form, however, it turns into [[HellIsThatNoise a nightmarish shriek.]]]]
* In ''VideoGame/FistOfTheNorthStarKensRage'', quite a few characters possess evil laughs, which is not unheard of for the series. However, what ''is'' notable is that [[SpellMyNameWithAnS Souther/Thouzer]] not only has a spectacular evil laugh which can be activated at will, but that it's also ''weaponized.'' Tapping the special move button makes him cross his arms in a BadassArmFold and laugh evilly, while spontaneously making everyone within about ten feet of him [[LudicrousGibs explode into bloody chunks]] without actively touching them.
* In ''VideoGame/CaptainAmericaAndTheAvengers'', Red Skull has one. Like many voices in the game, it comes out sounding rather silly.
* The Prince in the early parts of ''RuleOfRose'' has an EvilLaugh that varies from quick giggle to truly psychotic cackle as he has Jennifer in his power. He becomese much more subdued later on, however, as his role in the story becomes more ambigious.
-->'''The Prince:''' For I am the Prince, and the Prince rules! Mwahahahahaaa! This is your life, but you're playing by my rules! Hahahahahaaa!
* Parodied in the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vx-hOwy3vF4 outtakes]] of ''VideoGame/JakAndDaxterThePrecursorLegacy''.
--> '''Gol''': Okay, ''sickly'' evil laughs. Hahahaha. That's too stupid. [=HahahaHAha=]! That sucks. What's an evil laugh? HA-- *cough cough* *giggles*
* Matt Helms from ''NoMoreHeroes2DesperateStruggle'' does this whenever he uses his axe flamethrower on Travis.
* In ''MagicalDoropie'', [[spoiler:Empress Elsyia]] does this frequently in her cutscenes.
* In ''DarkSouls'', Lautrec ends all of his dialogue with an EvilLaugh. It's not surprising that he turns out to be one of the few truly evil characters in the game.
* Joey Rottenwood of ''TheSpellcastingSeries'' has one, which is little surprise given his status as a GenreSavvy CardCarryingVillain. Even when the series had few sound effects, his evil cackle was always included.
* The boss fight score in ''{{Plok}}'' not only was [[CrowningMusicOfAwesome great music (as was the entire game in general)]], but also featured [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eHy6vEbh464 some very evil laughter indeed]].
* In ''VideoGame/{{Ys}} II'', Dalles generally uses his sinister laugh to announce his presence.
* Terumi Yuuki from ''VideoGame/BlazBlue'', befitting of his {{Troll}} archetype, enjoys his EvilLaugh all the time, especially when mocking his prey's miseries.
** Also from ''VideoGame/BlazBlue'', Relius Clover and Professor Kokonoe are both prone to this. They are {{Mad Scientist}}s after all. Haku-men is prone to this as well, especially in the Japanese dub, which is strange given how he's an AntiHero, not a villain ([[{{Jerkass}} though he is a bit of a dick]]).
** Terumi ratchets up the laughter in ''Chronophantasma'', and it is ''scary.''
* Very prominent in VideoGame/{{Dota 2}}. Particularly worth a mention are those of [[http://www.dota2wiki.com/images/7/74/Chaknight_laugh_01.mp3 Chaos Knight]], [[http://www.dota2wiki.com/images/5/52/Vipe_laugh_02.mp3 Viper]], [[http://www.dota2wiki.com/images/9/90/Slar_laugh_05.mp3 Slardar]], [[http://www.dota2wiki.com/images/4/40/Clinkz_laugh_03.mp3 Clinkz]], [[http://www.dota2wiki.com/images/e/e5/Bane_laugh_05.mp3 Bane]], [[http://www.dota2wiki.com/images/7/76/Lycan_laugh_03.mp3 Lycanthrope]] and [[http://www.dota2wiki.com/images/4/4f/Dro_laugh_08.mp3 Drow Ranger]].
* Colonal Bahamut in VideoGame/{{Contra}}: ''Hard Corps'' and Master Contra in ''Neo Contra'' have this in their first appearances.
** [[spoiler: In the bad ending of Shattered Soldier, the Triumvirate does this when they destroy the Galuga Archipelago, saying that they now hold the world in the palm of their hand.]]
** Tiberius and Leviathan do these in HardCorpsUprising.
* Wild Dog laughs in every appearance in the ''VideoGame/TimeCrisis'' games.
* General Morden, the BigBad of the ''VideoGame/MetalSlug'' series, and his Dragon Allen O'Neal usually laugh upon confronting the player.
* The first three ''VideoGame/SyphonFilter'' games ended with a laugh from Mara Aramov.
* ''VideoGame/StreetsOfRage'' has [[BigBad Mr. X]] laughing whenever the he struck the player down or if he or she lost a life while fighting him.
* ''VideoGame/DynastyWarriors'' and ''VideoGame/SamuraiWarriors'' both feature some characters sporting some pretty evil laughs. While one could probably credit UsefulNotes/OdaNobunaga with a pretty cold chuckle, it's [[TheStarscream Sima Yi]] of Wei who takes the cake, with a gleefully wicked laugh from practically every person who's voiced him. Probably achieves its height in ''Dynasty Warriors 5''[='s=] ExpansionPack, where he cackles loudly and dismissively at an enemy general's corpse in a cutscene, and several of his moves are punctuated by evil laughter and [[YouFool constant use of the word 'fool.']]
* After defeating [[BigBad Neff]] in ''VideoGame/AlteredBeast'', every boss battle with the exception of the last ends with him stealing your power orbs and laughing maniacally.
* Walter Sullivan from SilentHill4 laughs before, during, and after he attacks you, as well as when ''you'' are attacking ''him''.
* Angry Birds Star Wars for some reason gives the Darth Vader pig one, even though the actual characters isn't heard laughing. Does this most times he appears even if he's defeated.
* In ''StarWars: EmpireAtWar'', the ending cutscene for the Imperial campaign has this from Emperor Palpatine (naturally.) Lampshaded by the subtitles:
-->'''Emperor''': *Evil cackling laughter*
* Grandia 2's Melfice loves to laugh evilly. So much so that in battles with him, he never actually stops laughing.
* During the ending of ''Marooned'' the villain Radimar had an evil laugh which lasted so long and had such an overabundance of reverberation at the end that it quickly descended into {{Narm}} territory.
* VideoGame/XCOMEnemyUnknown: Your psionic troopers give ''bloodcurdling'' ones when they use [[MindRape Mindfray.]] It either makes you chuckle along with them or makes you wonder if Dr. Shen was right...
* ''VideoGame/IggysReckinBalls'' has both Narlie and Skully. Narlie's laugh is a very deep "Huh huh huh huh...", while Skully's is a high-pitched, fast cackle.
* In ''VideoGame/ShinMegamiTenseiIIINocturne'', [[TheDragon Meta]][[LightIsNotGood tron]] has a positively '''sinister''' laugh [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aUIsWoruvM4 when he casts]] [[SignatureMove Fire of Sinai]].
* In ''VideoGame/PhantasyStarOnline2'', Dark Falz [[spoiler: Elder]] indulges in this very frequently, whether he's conversing or fighting. It contributes to him being one of the [[LargeHam biggest hams]] in the game.
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[[folder:Visual Novels]]
* M in ''VisualNovel/ShikkokuNoSharnoth'' only ever emotes when he has destroyed one of the Metacreatures. When he does, he launches into a full blown evil laugh. Mary is quite disturbed.
* Dr. Shuu in ''VisualNovel/HatofulBoyfriend'' has a distinctive "Ho ho ho ho ho..." chuckle. Which is actually pretty decent onomatopoeia for the real call of a Chukar Partridge.
* Many, many protagonists gone AxCrazy in ''VisualNovel/HigurashiWhenTheyCry'', including the one pictured above. Yes, it's creepy. [[spoiler:Shion hands down, though, seems to erupt into evil laughter a lot, specifically the 5-8 episode arc.]] In fact, someone even made ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-OJek7d6ars a ten-minute long loop]]'' of [[spoiler:her]] laughing in the anime when [[spoiler:Rika dies in a later arc]]. Have fun sleeping tonight, by the way.
** Rena is prominent for crazy laughing, too.
* ''VisualNovel/UminekoWhenTheyCry'':
** Beatrice's [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=83hupQ8zthQ evil laugh]] lives up to her status as a [[ChewingTheScenery scenery-chewing]] CardCarryingVillain. In the visual novel it's represented by the famous [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bnH9Gbw4ybk ahaha.wav]]. She gets a fantastic one [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F_1QuqO4dRo in episode 14]] of the anime, although Ronove [[LampshadeHanging tells her it lacks elegance.]]
** [[CreepyChild Maria]] is known for her distinctive "kihihi" laugh. What make it creepier is that she seems to be counting the "hi"s, apparently imagining something for each one...
** Erika also gets these [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iKBDd6JVAy8 on occasion]]. You can also hear Black Battler's brief evil laugh when he's losing.
* [[VisualNovel/DanganRonpa Monokuma]] and his trademark "Upupu..." giggle. Which can devolve into a full-blown EvilLaugh if he feels like it.
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[[folder:Web Animation]]
* In the "Mental Floss" web animation ''Be Amazing!'', around 3:12 -- [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_0dYPnui3rM "Maniacally, I said! MANIACALLY!"]]
* In the ''Halo 3'' machinima, ''Deus Ex Machina'', a villain starts laughing because [[spoiler:he's supposed to be a robotic time-gasbomb; when it turns out to be a dud, he plays a looping laugh sound. Yes, it is creepy.]]
** Another earlier villain chuckles to himself in a completely normal manner. Since he is laughing about the hero's imminent doom, it still feels very evil.
* Although he's [[EnsembleDarkhorse gone a long way since his villain status]], Strong Bad from ''WebAnimation/HomestarRunner'' has a pretty neat -- if seldom used -- laugh (seen in "dragon" and "Most In The Graveyard").
* In Machinima/RedVsBlue, the [[BigBad main antagonist]], O'Mally, often laughs in an [[LargeHam extremely over the top way]], once with a bit of [[LampshadeHanging lampshading]] when he's trying to stay undercover by possesing a Blue.
-->'''O'Mally:''' Everyone has played right into our hands! Mwa-ha-ha-ha!!!1
-->'''Everyone Else:''' [Stares]
-->'''O'Mally:''' Okay maybe that was a little loud.
** At one point, after delievering one of his incredibly [[EvilIsHammy hammy]] evil laughs, he actually says this to his "comrades".
--->'''O'Mally:''' Now be careful. [[HypocriticalHumor Don't give away our position with maniacal laughing.]]
* Your competitor in ''Coffee Rush 2'' has an evil laugh in practically every introduction scene he appears in.
* The gopher in ''Fairway Solitaire 2'' has an interestingly Chip-and-Dale version of an evil laugh.
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[[folder:Web Comics]]
* Since ''Webcomic/MorphE'' has occasional sound effects, evil laughter has the ability to throw some people completely off-guard, especially if they're reading the comic [[MyBrotherMyBrotherAndMe while on air...]]
* {{MAG ISA}} -- the bad guy always likes to do the evil laugh for some reason... [[http://mag-isa.thecomicseries.com/comics/pl/119730 (1)]] [[http://mag-isa.thecomicseries.com/comics/pl/119816 (2)]] [[http://mag-isa.thecomicseries.com/comics/pl/119528 (3)]]
* In ''Webcomic/EightBitTheater'', when the Light Warriors hand over the last [[MacGuffin orb of light]], Sarda does one of these. Red Mage dismisses it as allergies and Sarda goes along with that.
* Khrima indulges in evil laughter in [[http://www.adventurers-comic.com/d/0068.html this]] ''Webcomic/{{Adventurers}}!'' strip.
* As ''AMiracleOfScience'' puts it, [[http://www.project-apollo.net/mos/mos214.html you just know mad scientists have evil laughter competitions.]]
* ''TheBeastLegion'' : Dragos, on several occasions in the webcomic, gives out an Evil laugh.
* ''BobAndGeorge'', per se. Quote from [[http://www.bobandgeorge.com/archives/000616c Dr Wily]] and the [[spoiler:Helmeted Author]]: "I think I'm supposed to laugh maniacally now."
* In ''BooksDontWorkHere'', the ''MadScientist'' Sparky laughs so hard that he chocks [[http://booksdontworkhere.thecomicseries.com/comics/26 here]], and again [[http://booksdontworkhere.thecomicseries.com/comics/29 here]].
* In ''TwoKinds'', seen at the end of [[http://i.imgur.com/T6DfBI1.png 2014's "April Fools Saga"]].
* Damien from ''Webcomic/ElGoonishShive'' does one of these. Not because he's just done something evil, or because our heroes are falling into his diabolical trap, but because he thinks it's genuinely hilarious that Grace could ever be a threat to him.
** Likewise, [[http://www.egscomics.com/?date=2008-04-09 Raven]] has a pretty well-developed evil laugh.
** Made creepier by [[spoiler: him turning out to actually be good]].
* In ''{{Erfworld}}'', [[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/erf0155.html Wanda's maniacal laugh]] upon [[spoiler: acquiring and attuning to the Arkenpliers]] was a break from her previous [[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/erf0023.html complete lack of laughter]].
* The more villainous and/or powerful "Sparks" ([[GadgeteerGenius genius gadgeteers]] and [[MadScientist mad scientists]]) in the [[SteamPunk gaslamp fantasy]] world of ''Webcomic/GirlGenius'' ("Adventure! Romance! Mad Science!") are remarkably prone to this. But then, frankly speaking, every Spark is prone to ranting and raving and overdramatic gestures (often involving blowing things up or, sometimes, [[MundaneMadeAwesome coffee]]) when "in the Madness Place" (sparking at full throttle). "Forward, my minions! Mhuahahaha!"
* While not quite the most evil of the lot, Rocky and his cousin from ''LackadaisyCats'' tend to [[http://www.lackadaisycats.com/comic.php?comicid=21 laugh]] [[http://www.lackadaisycats.com/comic.php?comicid=49 hysterically]] whenever they cheat death.
* ''{{Narbonic}}'' loves this trope. At one point, Helen gets a manic ''giggle'': "Bwee-hee-hee!"
* [[InstantAIJustAddWater TAG]] of ''Webcomic/SchlockMercenary'' has one of these built in as part of the general psychological warfare suite he is equipped with. It activates involuntarily, whenever he thinks he has complete power over someone (it doesn't really matter if they're in the room or not).
* {{Lampshade|Hanging}}d in [[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0097.html this]] ''[[Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick Order of the Stick]]'' strip, in which [[EvilOverlord Xykon]] declines to join [[TheDragon Redcloak]] and [[TheFaceless the Monster in the Dark]] in an evil laugh, because he can't quite deliver one properly since becoming a skeletal (and thus lung-less) lich.
** [[spoiler:Vaarsuvius]] gets a very straight one in [[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0635.html this strip]], though they can't quite help it.
* Lampshaded in TheWayOfTheMetagamer repeatedly.
* Vriska, one of the trolls in ''Webcomic/{{Homestuck}}'', gives us a particularly impressive one after [[spoiler: mind-controlling Tavros into jumping off a cliff.]] Even just in text, it comes off as pretty disturbing.
** As does Andrew, the author, in [[http://mspaintadventures.com/?s=6&p=004397 this strip]].
** Another of the trolls, [[LawfulEvil Terezi]], is almost always seen [[http://www.mspaintadventures.com/?s=6&p=003430 giggling evilly]], not helped by the fact that, the first time she's introduced, she's [[GigglingVillain giggling]] after [[spoiler: threatening to kill John.]] As it turns out, [[spoiler:Terezi isn't really evil, just very passionate about justice, as well as being [[http://www.mspaintadventures.com/?s=6&p=004446 a very strange and funny girl]] in general. H3 H3 H3!]]
*** Do [[spoiler: honks]] count as laughter? [[spoiler: HONK honk HONK honk HONK hoooooooooooonk ;OD]]
**** [[AxeCrazy undying]][[BloodKnight umbrage]] has a very distinct one that combines the laughs of [[GigglingVillain Doc Scratch]] and [[TheHyena Lil']] [[DemonicDummy Cal]] with his own [[ArcNumber 11]] based verbal tic.
* Dr. Universe bemoans his lack of a truly evil laugh in {{Spinnerette}}.
* In ''{{Endstone}}'', Herrik wishes he would GetItOverWith [[http://endstone.net/2009/10/19/issue-2-webpage-19/ to get away from the obnoxious cackling laugh]]
* ''TheLawOfPurple'''s Lette has [[http://lawofpurple.comicdish.com/index.php?pageID=730 an excellent one.]]
* In ''Webcomic/{{Freefall}}'', [[http://freefall.purrsia.com/ff400/fv00343.htm it's maniacal laughter -- because it is targeted at an evil character getting a much deserved comeuppance.]]
* ''{{Zoophobia}}'' has [=KayCee=]'s "''Hm hm hm hm ha ha ha HA HA HA HA HA '''HAHAHAHAAA!'''''"
* ''[[TheLastDaysOfFOXHOUND The Last Days of FOXHOUND]]'': In a surprisingly low-key version of this trope, Jim Houseman can't help himself but let out a "Mwaha" after every time he says something that indicates that he is ObviouslyEvil.
* [[BigBad Zenith]] from ''WebComic/CommanderKitty'' delivers one that quite possibly could also count as an AnnoyingLaugh.
-->''[[http://www.commanderkitty.com/2010/04/25/plot/ HYEE HYEE HEEE!!]]''
* In ''Webcomic/{{Life}}'', Felicia breaks out with one of these in [[http://www.cha0sden.com/Life.php?comic=334 "Good End"]] when she [[spoiler:decides to set up Madison with Edward]].
* One ''Webcomic/PvP'' strip had Francis giving an evil laugh as Brent's [[http://www.pvponline.com/comic/2002/02/16/sat-feb-16 proxy]].
* In ''Webcomic/WhenSheWasBad'', Gail breaks out into her first full-fledged evil laugh when using her newly acquired superpowers to rob a bank for the first time.
* The somewhat too self-consciously sinister Deus of ''Webcomic/GrrlPower'' [[http://www.grrlpowercomic.com/archives/808 lampshades this like crazy, with technological assistance.]] His assistant/bodyguard, Vale, being the OnlySaneWoman in that office, looks long-suffering a ''lot.''
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[[folder:Web Original]]
* WebVideo/{{Hadriex}} has been known to indulge in these. [[TheFaceless His friend in the black lab coat]] even more so.
* [[FreemansMind Gordon]] does an amusing one, actually.
* [[DrHorriblesSingAlongBlog Dr. Horrible]] opens Act I with his unbelievably artificial maniacal laughter. Hey, he's working on it (with a voice coach).
** For his views on the evil laugh, see the quote page.
** He gets it ''extremely'' right in Act III.
** And then there's Bad Horse, the leader of The Evil League of Evil, with his "terrible death whinny".
* From ''GaiaOnline''. [[http://www.gaiaonline.com/newsroom/index.php?type=manga&id=984135209&page=1&start=2#reading Johnny. K. Gambino.]] Lampshaded in a later story update where Johnny, stuck in a rut, says he just doesn't have the passion for the Bwahaha stuff anymore. Another lampshade happens when the Sentinel uses the same laugh, and Johnny complains that she's stealing his routine.
** Among the site's staff, Qixter, the main dev for ''zOMG!'', makes himself out as an EvilOverlord, complete with Evil Laughter. His trademark quote is "Can I get a Bwuhahaha?" This quote makes it into the description of the item at the end of the game.
* Parodied by Adam in ''MaddisonAtkins'' episode 9, and also demonstrated by Maddison in episode 38.
* Mysteriously, [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tree_%28Wu_Xing%29 this article]] on ThatOtherWiki.
** [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Evil_laughter This article]], also from ThatOtherWiki. It even links back to this page.
* The best use of Website/YouTube yet is broadcasting an [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F_BUg_jG5nM Evil Laugh competition]].
* Jermaine of ''WebVideo/{{Awkward}}'' has one that's equal parts evil and douchey, in part because he copped it from Ganondorf, but mostly because, well, he's a douchebag.
* Used for parodic purposes in the French MP3 series ''Le Donjon de Naheulbeuk'' by the dark wizard Zangdar. It does not help that he is incompetent and brutal towards his minions and servants.
* After the Critic is defeated in WebVideo/{{Kickassia}}, WebVideo/TheNostalgiaChick and WebVideo/TheCinemaSnob.
** Parodied in his [[http://thatguywiththeglasses.com/videolinks/thatguywiththeglasses/nostalgia-critic/24318-top-11-coolest-cliches Top 11 Coolest Cliches Video]], when he wonders why villains always laugh evilly when something good happens. Then:
--> '''Nostalgia Critic''': Hey, look, I found a credit card. (Beat) MUAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!
** [[spoiler:Mara Wilson]] pulls off an epic one in the review of ''A Simple Wish while antagonising the critic with embarssing home videos of himself after he criticised her acting. Heck she even gets red ,demonic eye glow ''
* ''WebVideo/AtopTheFourthWall'''s Linkara pulls one at the end of his [[http://thatguywiththeglasses.com/videolinks/linkara/at4w/16966-at4w-ultimates-3-num-5 Ultimates 3 review]]. Magnificent, Mr. Lovhaug.
* Dr. Insano of ''WebVideo/TheSpoonyExperiment'' has a classic MadScientist laugh, and he also lampshades the trope in Spoony's review of ''[[BruceLeeClone The Clones Of Bruce Lee]]'', in which villain Dr. Nye (no, not [[BillNyeTheScienceGuy THAT Nye]]) is a little too laugh-happy.
--> '''Dr. Insano:''' You can't just start laughing maniacally at the end of every sentence! You have to ''earn'' it! You have to say something dramatic, like "soon we will conquer Thailand, and tomorrow THE WORLD!"
--> '''Dr. Nye:''' ''(in movie)'' Today we conquer Thailand, and tomorrow THE ENTIRE WORLD! HAHAHAHAHAHA!
--> ''(Insano, Spoony, and the Spoony Bum start laughing maniacally)''
--> '''Dr. Insano:''' SHUT UP!!!
* Played straight and lampshaded in the WhateleyUniverse story "Test Tube Babies" when the woman playing the bad guy in the holographic simulation turns out to be a real retired supervillainess who terrorized three continents during the Cold War.
--> "But of course, Herr Bardue. In the last sim, I didn't even haff time to give zem my evil laugh.” She clenched her fists and looked at the ceiling. “BWA-HA-HA-HAH!"
* Played for laughs by Chester Cheetah [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A8Z-JCP4Q6A here.]]
* Members of the league of evil villains opposed to Theatre/TheLeagueOfSTEAM engage in one at the end of "Dead End".
* Simon starts doing an over-the-top evil laugh when he becomes a DastardlyWhiplash cartoon villain toward the end of ''WebVideo/TheCartoonMan''.
* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UpV9bueEZC8 WatchMojo's Top 10 Evil Movie Laughs]] (repeating several examples on this page).
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[[folder:Western Animation]]
* Yes, ladies and gentlemen, '''PorkyPig''' of all people has a totally hilarious and [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PuY7BKNyKgM creepy]] Evil Laugh.
* Athena from Disney/{{Hercules}} in "Hercules and the Secret Weapon" has one when she sets her brother Ares up to get smitten by Zeus
--> '''Ares''':[[OhCrap Hercules...wait...that's...he's...sport is Zeus's little boy. I was going to execute Zeus's kid]]
--> '''Athena''': Mm-hmmm...[[EvilLaugh hehehe]].
* [[BigBad Cobra Commander]] in ''Franchise/GIJoe'' does this most of the time, his most terrifying one being in ''GIJoeSigma6''.
** ''WesternAnimation/HeyArnold'' Helga Pataki does several evil laughs throughout the series when she is anticipating the predicted outcome of her latest "evil scheme", although they are often made humourous in some way. Eg: coughing during her laugh in "School Play", pricking herself with the sewing needle in "Helga's Masquerade", and her laugh revealed to everyone in the lunchroom in "Love and Cheese".
* The Shredder from ''Franchise/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles'', with his most terrifying one being in [[WesternAnimation/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles2003 the 2003 version]].
* The sheer ''creepiness'' of [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VMUjcr87XfM Megatron's Evil Laugh]] in the [[Franchise/TransformersGeneration1 original animated series]] is in and of itself terrifying.
** The Quintessons during the "Five Faces of Darkness" [[StoryArc arc]] were initially so overcome by their moment of triumph, they were at a loss as to how to go about celebrating it. Then one of them suggests a quiet chuckle. And so they do, and rather creepily.
*** The Quintesson judge in [[WesternAnimation/TransformersTheMovie the movie]] pulls off an exceptionally creepy five-faced laugh after the hapless robot he'd declared innocent is fed to the Sharkticons.
** Because of his normally almost emotionless demeanor, Soundwave very rarely laughs in the original series. When he does, though? With his flanged, echoing voice? It is awesomely creepy.
** ''WesternAnimation/BeastWars'' has a number of the Predacons do this, including, but by no means limited to, [[MagnificentBastard Megatron]] when he's feeling smug, [[PsychoForHire Ramp]][[OmnicidalManiac age]] when he's inflicting pain, and [[MadScientist Tarantulas]] almost constantly. They're always the third sort and always a pro at it. Inferno does it a lot too. Mostly because he's completely AxeCrazy.
*** Lampshaded near the end of "Other Visits Part 1", where both Megatron and Tarantulas begin cackling at the same time after coming together to work on the same EvilPlan. Hard to describe on paper, but plays out very nicely.
** Almost every Decepticon in ''TransformersArmada'' indulges in this at least once, most often [[PsychoForHire Cyclonus]].
*** Megatron in ''TransformersArmada'' is the biggest offender, though: he laughs ''a lot,'' never passing up an excuse to do so. As the BigBad, he has that right, but the ''Cybertron'' version, played by the same [[DavidKaye voice actor]] (who also played the ''WesternAnimation/BeastWars'' Megs), doesn't laugh nearly as much.
* WesternAnimation/KimPossible: Señor Senior Senior views the EvilLaugh as a vital part of villainy. When Señor Senior Junior states this view to Shego (in [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U0WNfBFfFNc "Two to Tutor"]]), she tells him that his father has "warped his mind."
** Then there is Ron's evil laugh after he turned evil
* ''TheSimpsons''
** Bart Simpson's laugh is pretty sinister, even when he's laughing about something innocent.
** Mr. Burns has a pretty good one too.
** Sideshow Bob.
*** Add to the fact that KelseyGrammer voiced him, it works very well.
** Kang and Kodos also have their own.
** Lisa Simpson has her own share of evil laughter in a few episodes. In "Girly Edition", after elaborating a scheme against Bart, Lisa has an evil laugh which was comically followed by Homer's monkey helper's own evil laugh, creeping out Lisa. Also, in "Last Exit to Springfield", after she has braces installed, leading to a spoof of the Joker's laugh from the 1980's Creator/TimBurton Film/{{Batman}} film.
** Marge Simpson has a more raspy one in "All's Fair in Oven War" in which she sabotages her opponents' food with Baby Ear Medicine. Also, she gives one in the third segment of TOH IV in which she reveals that she's the head vampire.
** Even Homer has one in a few episodes, such as "Flaming Moe's", "When Flanders Failed", and "The Fat and the Furriest" when he makes a big cotton candy ball with caramel on it. castle thunder also helps up the Frankenstein parallels.
** "Bart Sells his Soul": Milhouse has one in this episode when begged by Bart to give him his soul back, but with a price: fifty bucks.
** "Whacking Day": Skinner has one after tricking Bart, Jimbo, Nelson, and Dolph to receive mountain bikes only for him to forget to turn off the microphone, causing everyone to hear.
** Groundskeeper Willie has one in the second segment of TOH VI, "Nightmare on Evergreen Terrace".
** Hank Scorpio definitely gives one in "You Only Move Twice".
** Comic Book Guy has [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HrRbqwFfob0 his own evil laugh]] in the classic episode "Three Men and a Comic Book."
* ''TheSmurfs'': Gargamel and...his pet cat, Azrael. Usually, the two laugh – master first and cat next – after Gargamel consecrates his latest scheme to capture and/or kill the Smurfs.
* ''Franchise/MastersOfTheUniverse'': Skeletor, usually after announcing his latest plan to stop He-Man and take over Eternia.
* Jack Spicer's obsession with his evil laugh in ''WesternAnimation/XiaolinShowdown''.
** Lampshaded in Tubbimura's first appearance, when he engages in a Showdown with Raimundo. Jack, who is watching, is anxious to see just how good his evil laugh is. (Tubbimura actually has a pretty good one, but he loses the Showdown.)
* WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender: Surprisingly, the one time that [[BigBad Firelord Ozai]] gets one of these, it’s more like an evil chuckle. Instead, the biggest EvilLaugh of the series goes to [[CuteBruiser Toph]].
--->[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v4YnyVdMjG4 I AM NOT TOPH! I AM MELONLORD!! MUHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!]]
** Then there's Hama from the episode "The Puppet Master". It's both evil and creepy at the same time.
** Azula extends her EvilIsHammy palette to include this after suffering a bit of SanitySlippage.
* A [[LampshadeHanging lampshade was hung]] on this in at least one episode of ''WesternAnimation/TheFairlyOddParents'', in which the arch-enemy of the Crimson Chin, the Nega-Chin, looks at his watch and says "Oh. Time for my ''EvilLaugh!''" He then engages in said evil laugh on cue.
** Norm the Genie also {{Lampshaded}} it:
--->'''Norm:''' That's my evil laugh. How is it, huh? I've been practicing.
** Subverted by Gary, Timmy's former imaginary friend. He has a nasty laugh but he says "laughing maniacally, not cool".
* Most of the {{villains}} in ''TheHerculoids'' had one.
* The Evil Laugh of Culinary Quint on ''WesternAnimation/TimonAndPumbaa's Wild Adventures'', which was "Le HAH! Le HAH! Le HAH!" He was French...
* In ''TheMarvelousMisadventuresOfFlapjack'', the barber, advancing on Flapjack with a knife [[spoiler:to cut his hair]], lets out a [[CreepyMonotone utterly emotionless]] evil laugh. It is genuinely chilling.
* The hooded Claw from ''ThePerilsOfPenelopePitstop''.
* ''ThePowerpuffGirls''. Mojo Jojo. For shame!
** Many villains do evil laughs (even the Powerpuff Girls do them sometimes).
* In "TheTick Vs. Europe", the Breadmaster actually ''writes his evil laugh out'' in a taunting letter to the Heroes. [[LampshadeHanging Which Arthur points out]].
** Every time the villain The Terror attempts one he ends up in a coughing fit due to his advanced age, his villainy dated back to the 1930's or even earlier.
* ''ScoobyDooWhereAreYou'' has an episode entitled "Spooky Space Kook", where the eponymous MonsterOfTheWeek has a very memorable one. [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=swhAv9VcBWc Just listen]].
* In the ''WesternAnimation/TomAndJerry'' short ''Solid Serenade'', Tom traps Jerry in Spike's doghouse and gives the audience an Evil Laugh as he closes the door. Then Jerry emerges, being safely escorted out of the enclosure by Spike himself...who utters an Evil Laugh of his own as he shuts the door again. HilarityEnsues, natch.
** In ''Jerry and the Lion'', Tom traps Jerry in a closet and again gives one of these to the audience as he closes the door...not realizing that Jerry is accompanied by the escaped circus lion who he's befriended. Hilarity once again ensues.
* Dick Dastardly in ''WackyRaces'' (and everything else he's been in for that matter). In this case, though, it doesn't make him threatening at all.
* Nox, the BigBad from ''WesternAnimation/{{Wakfu}}'', can sometimes get into a pretty demented Evil Laugh to conclude some of his monologues.
** It's referred to as his "psychopath laugh" in [[http://www.ankama.com/fr/206-video-wakfu-serie/3502-voix-wakfu-serie this convention video]] with the voice actors (a demonstration is given 40 seconds in.)
** Season 2 BigBad, [[spoiler:the Eliatrope Qilby]], is no slouch in this department either. Since he actually has a visible face, unlike Nox, his Evil Laugh looks much more demented.
* Thailog from ''WesternAnimation/{{Gargoyles}}'' has a good one; the comic continuation of the series shows that he gets disappointed when he goes for long periods of time without a chance to indulge in this, and finally having an excuse to do so cheers him up immensely. When he is initially introduced and people wonder if it is Goliath (who Thailog is cloned from), Elisa doubts that the heroic and straight-arrow Goliath even knows how to laugh maniacally. Hudson even directly asks Goliath: "Do ye even know HOW t' laugh maniacally?"
** Demona loves this trope.
* ''JonnyQuest'' episode "The Werewolf of the Timberlands". Pierre (the "werewolf") has one.
* Mandark from ''WesternAnimation/DextersLaboratory''. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7bjqbaybF3A Seriously.]] Dexter himself.
* Miranda from ''WesternAnimation/AsToldByGinger'' has plenty of these.
* ''InvaderZim'' has Tak, Zim's far more competent and villainous rival, giving an evil laugh that lasts more than 10 seconds, followed by still more evil laughter as she goes over her EvilPlan. Zim doesn't quite get it, despite having his own evil laugh, and responds with "yes, yes, I'm a master of comedy".
** Zim himself plays it straight; after a plan to get rid of Dib appears to be successful, he struggles to find a sufficiently evil way to end his monologue.
--->'''Zim:''' Now Dib, I leave you to your... eh...\\
GIR whispers "say 'moosey fate'!" Zim follows the suggestion, looks like he can't believe he just said that, then nonetheless bursts into explosive evil laughter.
--> "Muhahahaha! Mhahahahhaa! MUHAHAHAHAHAAAA! HA,HA,HA,HA,HA- *ahem*... I LOVE EARTH!"
** And when Dib thinks he's getting one over on Zim, he's not above an evil laugh or two himself.
* Yet another Joker example, this time from ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries'', courtesy of MarkHamill. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lb8fWUUXeKM Naturally.]]
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T1bmM7Ihv0Y#t=60s Surprisingly enough, Batman himself!]] His laugh is ''infinitely'' more terrifying than the Joker's.
--> '''Harley Quinn''': I never seen ''[[TheStoic you]]'' laugh before! I don't think I like it! Cut it out, you're giving me the creeps!
* In ''WesternAnimation/BatmanBeyond'', Derek Powers gives an awesome EvilLaugh [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TJqf6Hpoq_8 here]] when he finds out the side effects of his radiation treatment.
** ''WesternAnimation/BatmanBeyondReturnOfTheJoker'' has its own share of examples, from both of the eponymous characters. The Joker for...well, [[CaptainObvious being the Joker]], and Terry [=McGinnis=] [[spoiler:as part of a TheReasonYouSuckSpeech to the Joker, attempting to goad him into a VillainousBreakdown, ''[[BreakThemByTalking and succeeding.]]'']]
** And another Batman example, this time from ''WesternAnimation/TheBatman''. It happens around 1:57 of [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TX629Va63eA this video.]]
* In ''{{Thundercats}}'', Mumm-Ra unleashes a very impressive one every time he transforms into Mumm-Ra The Ever-Living.
* Heloise on ''{{Jimmy Two-Shoes}}'' has a strangely adorable one. [[{{Satan}} Lucius]] gives one too.
* The Monarch in ''WesternAnimation/TheVentureBrothers'' likes a good evil laugh. It may be because he actually [[CardCarryingVillain works as a villain]] as his full-time occupation, but then he also loves his job. He's also GenreSavvy enough to know what he's doing.
* ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'': The major villains love this trope, and some of the good guys get a more humorous version when they're having a mental breakdown or something.
** Nightmare Moon: "From this moment forth, the night! Will last! Forever! ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RAp8DFBb7XM Ahahahahahahahahahaha!]]''"
** [[LaughablyEvil Discord]] actually has two distinct ones -- his normal, evil, and somewhat menacing laugh, and his sinister-as-all-get-out laugh. The latter happens more often when he's ''not'' onscreen. On-screen, he may switch from an evil laugh to rolling on the ground laughing, still sort of evilly because his amusement generally involves someone else getting hurt.
** The Changeling Queen likes her evil laughs as well. They sometimes verge on being mere evil giggles when she's [[spoiler: using Princess Cadance's voice.]]
** Spike in "Owl's Well that Ends Well" when jealousy causes him to hatch a minor EvilPlan and go act all DastardlyWhiplash about it.
** [[spoiler: Fluttershy]] in "The Best Night Ever" when she snaps and temporarily goes {{yandere}}. She just wanted to play with the cute animals...
--> "I'll get you yet, my pretties. (TwitchyEye) Oh, yes. As soon as one of you little birds, or monkeys, or bears touches this net, you'll be mine! Mine!! Hahahaha! ''Hahhahahaha! Ahahaha -- whoa!''" ([[CaughtInASnare Gets caught in her own net]], goes back to looking cute.)
* Non-Evil Example: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RGjab76TJ3c This absolutely glorious clip from]] ''MegasXLR''.
* Kooky Von Koopa in ''WesternAnimation/TheAdventuresOfSuperMarioBros3'' did this often.
* ''WesternAnimation/AdventureTime'': Princess Bubblegum pulls off a pretty insane evil laugh in "The Duke" when she thinks she finally has an excuse to lock up the Duke of Nuts. In "Mortal Folly", the Lich starts laughing when [[spoiler:Finn is about to defeat him with a sweater.]]
* In ''{{Reboot}}'', [[Creator/TonyJay Megabyte]] and Herr Doktor do this frequently.
** Hexadecimal, the Queen of Chaos. Her voice actress busted it out at a convention, and it was downright terrifying.
* Green Goblin has a particularly psychotic one in ''TheSpectacularSpiderMan}}''.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheGrimAdventuresOfBillyAndMandy''.
* ''StarWarsTheCloneWars'' features numerous characters who thoroughly enjoy a good malevolent chortle.
** When Anakin takes off on Dooku's speeder bike to save Ahsoka in the pilot movie, Dooku is said to be "(LAUGHING MALICIOUSLY)" according to the subtitles.
** In the Mon Calamari arc, Riff Tamson seems determined to laugh evilly once every 5-10 lines of actual dialogue he has.
** In the Umbara arc, [[spoiler:General Krell spends the first three and a half episodes as a gruff, domineering officer. However, once he admits that he is revealed to be a traitor, he laughs deeply in nearly every following conversation.]]
* Angelica in ''{{Rugrats}}'' has plenty of these.
* ''WesternAnimation/EdEddNEddy'': "You've met your match, Melon Head! Prepare for... PROFESSOR SCAM!!" MUAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAH!!!
-->'''Edd:'''...He's lost it. ''Honestly?''
* Makuta Teridax from {{Bionicle}} has a very deep and evil laugh which he performs quite frequently.
* Ren Hoek in "The Ren and Stimpy show" is often prone to crazed gigging.
* ''{{Stripperella}}''. A MadDoctor lets rip, then shuts up when he realises he's got a waiting room full of patients staring at him.
* ''WesternAnimation/DanVs'': Dan has a wicked evil laugh as heard in some episodes. Dr. Pullum, his supervillain dentist, sports one, as well.
* ''WesternAnimation/SuperFriends''. In the 1973/74 episode "The Menace of the White Dwarf", Raven has one, which he uses after he steals the Washington Monument and brings it to his cloud base.
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[[folder:Real Life]]
* TomCruise, in his infinite wisdom, suddenly went bonkers in an interview with him that veered into a discussion of his place in the Church of Scientology. Amongst "pew-pew"esque noises directed at "SP's", the man began laughing crazily. Naturally, the Church tried to get the video taken down, [[InternetCounterattack however...]]
* Alex Ovechkin of the [[{{NHL}} Washington Capitals]] unleashes a textbook example of this trope in a CCM Hockey skates commercial. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mKTvD3LRSLs See for yourself.]]
* Jim Jones, infamous leader of the Peoples' Temple cult, was known to have a seriously disturbing laugh that sounded like something in between cackling and hyperventilating.
* There ''are'' other real people who laugh like this. And people who usually have "normal" laughs may sound like this while hysterical.
* Steve Carrel unleashes a good one PlayedForLaughs after someone asked the [[Series/TheDailyShow Daily Show]] panel he's on whether the interviewees know they are going to be laughed at later: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rKAqby2dK7w Ha Ha Ha! THEY HAVE NO IDEA! WE JUST SCREW WITH THEM! HA HA HA HA HA!]]
** And they watch it later and CRYYYYY!
* Zhawq, a [[http://www.psychopathicwritings.com/2012/04/psychopath-psychiatrist-my-truth-part-1.html psychopathic blogger]], suggests the stereotype of an evil laugh may have come from psychopaths like him, who love to laugh and may laugh at things that horrify most people.
* VincentPrice was the ''master'' of the evil laugh, as demonstrated in any number of horror movies.
* Voice actor Creator/Anonymous13B is quite good at this, seeing as he's usually voicing villains.
* UsefulNotes/IdiAmin, [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m0y7NxvJE5M the former Ugandan dictator.]]
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