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->'''Karolina''': ...My parents can't really be a part of this. They might be eccentric, but they're not ''evil''. They don't even eat meat!\\
'''Gertrude''': Well, neither did Hitler.
-->-- ''ComicBook/{{Runaways}}''

An evil character who does not eat meat.

For some Evil Vegetarians, vegetarianism might be explicitly connected to their villainy. These characters will usually be members of an AnimalWrongsGroup or might even be a StrawVegetarian (meaning he takes his beliefs ''way'' too far).

For other Evil Vegetarians, vegetarianism might be mentioned but is not explicitly connected to their villainy. This might be done by the writer to highlight a [[MoralMyopia contrast between the character's evil deeds and his refusal to harm animals]]. Or just to highlight the irony for someone bloodthirsty. Also this means that whoever is this ''and'' hurts animals is even more loathsome since he doesn't have the excuse of survival and does it for more contemptible reasons.

The UrExample may be {{Cain|AndAbel}} from the Bible, who planted vegetables and offered them as sacrifices.

As eating meat is [[RealMenEatMeat considered manly in many cultures]], the Evil Vegetarian might be related to the SissyVillain trope. Eating meat can also be seen as barbaric, so this might also overlap with WickedCultured. See also StraightEdgeEvil, HitlerAteSugar, SoWasX.


[[folder:Anime And Manga]]
* It's never brought up in the series proper, but ''Anime/YuGiOh'' has some bonus material floating around that lists [[JerkassWoobie Marik's]] favorite food as a vegetarian dish and his least favorite food as "anything with meat". This is understandable for an Egyptian.

[[folder: Comic Books]]
* [[spoiler:Ozymandias]] from ''ComicBook/{{Watchmen}}'', is a vegetarian and a mass murderer, though more of a WellIntentionedExtremist than evil. The trope is discussed when Nite Owl expresses surprise that the character was capable of mass murder because he is a vegetarian. Rorschach replies that Hitler was a vegetarian.
* ''ComicBook/{{Runaways}}''.
** Karolina denies her parents are evil, mentioning that they're vegetarians. Gert points out that Hitler was a vegetarian, too.
** Also from the same series is [[ImAHumanitarian Maneater]], who was ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin and one of the most brutal crime bosses in early 20th century New York... until Nico Minoru magically turned him into a vegan. There's no indication that the spell made him a better person, so presumably, he just became an evil vegan crime boss.
* Todd Ingram, the 3rd ex-boyfriend from the ''ComicBook/ScottPilgrim'' series is a vegan - thus, he garnered "vegan psychic powers"... But [[spoiler:he loses his vegan powers when he breaks his vegan diet with gelato]].
* In ''NewspaperComics/TheBoondocks'', Huey is such a paranoid ConspiracyTheorist, that he pretty much ruined Thanksgiving one year, claiming to anyone who would listen that the FDA was lying about the quality of poultry, port, and beef, then describing in vivid detail what happened to victims of Chinese bird flu, swine flu, and mad cow disease. (Granddad finally decided to go vegan, but after saying grace warned him of the spanking he'd get if nobody got sick from eating turkey.)
* In a ''WebComic/{{Nodwick}}'' strip, the heroes invade the TabletopGame/TempleOfElementalEvil, and are surprised to find mushrooms, tomatoes, bell peppers, and onions growing in well-tended gardens in the Earth Temple. Artax quickly recognizes the mushrooms as a type used in potent mind-control potions (and is thus not surprised to find them here) and claims the other vegetables are there because "it's a little known fact that evil cultists are vegetarians." (Well, possibly. The cultists were scheming to make pizza using the mushrooms, sell them, and brainwash customers, so it's possible Artax simply didn't want to admit he had no idea what they were for.)

[[folder:Fan Fiction]]
* Due to his canonical StraightEdgeEvil tendencies and ForeignCultureFetish for [[{{Veganopia}} the Air Nomads]], this is a fairly common interpretation of Zaheer from ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra''; for example, it's stated outright in ''[[http://archiveofourown.org/works/2650019 The Grasping of Earthly Tethers]]'' and implied in ''FanFic/AMillionMilesOfFun''.

[[folder: Film]]
* Dr. Arnim Zola from ''Film/CaptainAmericaTheFirstAvenger''. Possibly. He could be lying to avoid eating a steak he suspects is drugged. He's evil either way.
* The goblins from ''Film/{{Troll 2}}'', bizarrely, combine this with ImAHumanitarian by eating victims they’ve turned into trees.
* The villainess of ''Film/LeonardPart6'' is a vegetarian, who plans on brainwashing various animals into killing people who try to hunt them.
** In fact, her entire organization is vegetarian, [[RuleOfFunny and so fanatically vegetarian that mere contact with meat burns their skin]].
* True to the comics, one of the Evil Exes in ''Film/ScottPilgrimVsTheWorld'' was a vegan whose powers were based on a vegan diet. Of course, [[spoiler: if he [[StrawHypocrite stayed with his diet]] that is.]]
* TheBrute from the FiveBadBand in ''Film/RurouniKenshin'' is a vegetarian. Granted, he's certainly AffablyEvil (he offers a brief prayer for a chicken that was offered to him during a MidBattleTeaBreak), but he's still a villain.
* Inverted in ''Film/ScotlandPa''. Joe and Pat [=McBeth=] work in a GreasySpoon, and eventually murder their inept boss and turn into a BurgerFool. The HeroAntagonist state policeman (Creator/ChristopherWalken) is a vegetarian.

[[folder: Literature]]
* In Chinese Wuxia novels, Manicheans are often stereotyped as this for a slogan that got mistranslated centuries ago as 食菜事魔, i.e. "Eat vegetables and serve evil".
* Darken Rahl from the ''Literature/SwordOfTruth'' series by Creator/TerryGoodkind. He refused to eat meat but he when he saw a man mistreat a horse, he cut open the horse and drowned the man in its entrails, sobbing over how someone could be so cruel to animals. He also has no problem killing and cannibalizing humans for magic (though he does find it gross).
* A strange example from the Literature/ArtemisFowl series. Some members of the Extinctionists are vegetarians because they hate animals so much. They won't eat meat or fish but they'll enjoy cutting it up.
* The Bear-cows in ''Literature/TheLostFleet'' series. They look like a cross between a [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin teddy bear and a cow]] but are highly aggressive. Their mentality is also more cow-like, as they're herbivores (i.e. they only eat plants). They live in extremely-close quarters, exhibiting herd mentality. Their instinctual reaction to any predator they encounter is to KillEmAll (they've killed all predators on their homeworld and any colony). As one character points out, she doesn't like cows. She likes cows with heavy artillery even less. Like any herd, they're also willing to sacrifice a number of their own for the good of the herd (e.g. their giant missiles are piloted). It's later pointed out that it was a mistake to send them a video of humans talking, as they would've seen our teeth and determined that we're predators.
* In ''Literature/TheFactsOfDeath'', all ten main members of the Decada organization are strict vegetarians. Knowing this fact helps Literature/JamesBond to deduce one member's identity, and thwart an attack against a high-profile politician.

[[folder: LiveActionTelevision]]
* Freddie Lounds in ''Series/{{Hannibal}}'' is a mild example, an unscrupulous reporter who surprises Hannibal with her vegetarianism. She avoids the [[TheSecretOfLongPorkPies usual problem]] with Hannibals' otherwise excellent food by this; it's indicated that even Hannibal's vegetable dishes usually have a human element to them, but forced to improvise a main meal for her she gets it "clean".
* In ''Series/DoctorWho'', Daleks only eat vegetable matter (according to the 1960s Dalek comics). This is hinted at in the episode "The Daleks", when they promise the Thals "quantities of fresh vegetables", and the food gift prepared for them from the Daleks' stock is entirely vegetable-based. This likely is a direct reference to Hitler, as the Daleks are ANaziByAnyOtherName, but is {{Justified}} by the state of life on Skaro in the story - the neutronic war has made life in general extremely scarce (vegetable farming is more energy efficient than livestock farming), and what we see of the animals are either made out of living metal, or are unreasonably dangerous monsters. "Into The Dalek" undid this - by the Time War, Daleks actually feed off liquefied protein from the ashes of people they exterminate. The characters even get soaked in it at one point, including a woman whose ''brother'' got exterminated by the thing.
* One villain on the short-lived ''Series/RoboCopTheSeries'' was [[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast Dr. Cray Z. Mollardo]]; a paranoid MadScientist, [[TheSociopath psychopath]], and [[{{Narcissist}} prima donna]], who also happened to be a vegetarian.
* ''Series/LukeCage2016'': Misty Knight's partner Rafael Scarfe always orders vegetarian when he and Misty take meals at their desks, [[DirtyCop and he's on Cottonmouth's payroll]].

[[folder: Video Games]]
* The aptly named virmen in ''VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft'' are a barbaric tribe of rabbit-like creatures in Pandara who are obsessed with vegetables, mostly carrots. Intentionally made annoying and disgusting, they raid farms to steal vegetables, jewelry, and occassionally kidnap townsfolk.

[[folder: Professional Wrestling]]
* Rivals Wrestling/BryanDanielson ("The World's Toughest Vegan") and Wrestling/AustinAries ("The Most Valuable Vascular Vegetarian") are evil vegans, though neither is evil because they are vegans Bryan Danielson will quickly point out how his refusal to eat meat makes him more manly than you. In Wrestling/{{WWE}} it went to new levels with him preaching about the evils of animal products and condemning the audience for stuffing their faces with trash. Aries, on the other hand, is a mustached machismo who likes to main opponents and steal their girlfriends, forcibly abducting them if necessary...and just happens to be a vegan. Aries makes no allusions to the fact he is [[DastardlyWhiplash anything but an ass]], he just doesn't like animal products.

[[folder: Web Original]]
* {{Discussed}} by Website/{{Cracked}} [[http://www.cracked.com/blog/4-weirdly-specific-things-movies-believe-about-food_p2/ here]].
* In ''WebVideo/CollegeSaga'', the BigBad Diculous aims to kill off non-Vegetarian humanity. Fortunately, he's weak against meat.
* Played With by ''Website/CollegeHumor'' in [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-7KAR4TpwFw&list=PLuKg-WhduhklMSnK_EVV3GbsGtbsLMZT2&index=27 this]] video. A death row inmate asks if going vegan for her last meal will make up for her crime [[note]]murdering all fifty members of the Johnson Family at their Family Picnic[[/note]], and the prison guard stresses in on uncertain terms that it will not.

[[folder: Western Animation]]
* In ''WesternAnimation/RabbitSeasoning'', [[WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes Elmer Fudd]] is a vegetarian, only hunting WesternAnimation/BugsBunny and WesternAnimation/DaffyDuck ForTheEvulz. This isn't true in all cartoons, though. In one appearance, he prepares steak for himself, only for a bear to steal it [[FireBreathingDiner (and then burn his mouth on the tabasco sauce)]].
* One of the villains on ''WesternAnimation/JohnnyTest'' is Dark Vegan, a [[Franchise/StarWars Darth Vader]] {{Expy}} that provides vegetation for his home planet by taking them from other worlds, turning them all into desolate deserts overnight.