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->''"In my lifetime I have murdered 21 human beings ... I have no conscience, so that does not worry me. I don't believe in Man, God, nor Devil. I hate the whole damned human race, including myself."''
-->-- '''[[SerialKiller Carl Panzram]]'''
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These human characters not only agree that [[HumansAreBastards humans are worthless scum]], but think this makes it absolutely justified to slaughter a few innocent humans now and then. They may even desire [[KillAllHumans the destruction of the entire human race]]--with themselves likely (but not certainly) excepted. The most sympathetic cases are likely to have broken by the horrors of the world around them to the point that they have a hard time seeing or recognising anything good and may even not be entirely wrong, depending on the [[CrapsackWorld unpleasantness of their society]].

Sometimes, they tend to be StrawCharacter malthusians who want to "solve overpopulation" or restore the planet to its "natural" (i.e., non-human) state.

More commonly, they appear during an AlienInvasion or its rough fantasy equivalent, believing in the superiority of the invaders. As such, they probably belong to LesCollaborateurs, and expect to be rewarded with overlordship of the surviving humans. This version of the trope is common in the sci-fi "alien invasion" serial films of the 40s and 50s wherein there was always a human collaborator who never seemed to mind that his actions, if successful, would bring about the destruction of his home and everyone/thing he knows.

Nonhuman characters who believe in the moral bankruptcy of their own species may be presented in equivalent ways, but they tend instead to be the more sympathetic MySpeciesDothProtestTooMuch.

A subtrope of BoomerangBigot. Compare StrawNihilist, TranshumanTreachery, HatesEveryoneEqually, HobbesWasRight, OmnicidalManiac.

TruthInTelevision obviously, [[Administrivia/NoRealLifeExamplesPlease but let's leave]] [[RuleOfCautiousEditingJudgement it at that]].



[[folder:Anime and Manga]]
* Most of the members of the Noah family from ''Manga/DGrayMan'' seem to be this as they have absolutely no calm about maiming, tormenting and basically planning to KillAllHumans. Road Kamelot though is the only one who clearly states it:
-->Road: I don't think anything of killing those insignificant humans. I just haate this world full of these worthless beings. You should all just die and go away.
* ''Anime/StrainStrategicArmoredInfantry'''s Ralph Werec.
* Shinobu Sensui of ''Manga/YuYuHakusho'' is the StrawNihilist variety. [[spoiler: Also [[DeathSeeker includes himself]].]]
* ''Franchise/{{Gundam}}'' has several examples.
** [[Anime/MobileSuitGundamSEED Rau Le Creuset]], [[StrawNihilist oh]] [[OmnicidalManiac so]] [[WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds much]]. Though, he has [[CloningBlues his reasons]] [[AbusiveParent for thinking]] this way.
** Also, [[Anime/MobileFighterGGundam Master Asia]] is ready to accept quite a few casualties to reach his goal. [[spoiler:He has [[WellIntentionedExtremist better reasons]]. He also sees the errors in his logic before he dies.]]
** ''[[Anime/MobileSuitZetaGundam Zeta Gundam]]'' and ''[[Anime/MobileSuitGundamZZ Gundam ZZ]]'''s Haman Khan is a LawfulEvil variation on this trope, planning to grind the world under her jackbooted heels because in her mind, none of us can be trusted, and we all have it coming.
* The Earth dragons in ''Manga/{{X1999}}'' are a prime example.
* While [[MadBomber Solf J. Kimblee]] of ''Manga/FullmetalAlchemist'' is a SociopathicSoldier, BloodKnight, and SocialDarwinist, he at least has a definite RousseauWasRight thing going on. In the [[Anime/FullmetalAlchemist 2003 anime version]], however, he's a ranting StrawNihilist who believes that the inherent worthlessness of humanity means [[TheUnfettered he's allowed to kill and abuse whoever he wants]]. Unusually, he ''does'' include himself on this, [[AtLeastIAdmitIt claiming to be just as hollow as everyone else]].
** The 2003 anime version's Envy also has this vibe to him, believing that people deserve to be tormented for daring to think that their lives have any real value to them. Needless to say, he's one of the most [[TheSociopath flat out evil bastards]] in the series. His boss, [[spoiler:Dante]] adopts this attitude as a pose, but it's really just a cover for her own abhorrent [[ItsAllAboutMe selfishness]].
** The Gold-Toothed Doctor in the manga and ''Brotherhood'' series may count, though his reasons for helping the Homunculi destroy humanity are never really explored.
* The core of Aurís character, resident VillainProtagonist from ''LightNovel/MaouNoHajimekata'', he is a human who grew to harbor immense hatred towards his own kind, justifying his hatred by some event that happened in his past, implied to be a great betrayal that left him a broken mess; Aur goes on to become a sorcerer, taking up the title of Demon Lord and vowing to make humanity become his miserable pawns, Aur wastes no time in making many humans go through horrible ordeals, from genocide, to enslaving, to manipulating, to raping, anything goes as far as Aur is concerned.
* ''Manga/{{Trigun}}'''s [[TheDragon Legato Bluesummers]] is this, especially in the anime where he's comparatively sane and keeps his dignity. It's unclear whether his primary motivation is whatever he knows of Knives' StartOfDarkness, his own crapsack life, the world in general, his complete and utter devotion to a guy who happens to be an OmnicidalManiac, or just his own personal flavor of crazy. He has his own TearJerker StartOfDarkness in the manga, where he is much less cool but ''much'' more of TheWoobie (although a disgustingly evil woobie), but in the anime he is both more mysterious and more emotionally self-sufficient.
* ''Manga/SengokuYouko'''s protagonist Jinka has expressed his hatred of humanity many times, and has made it a goal to obtain a demon's body.
* The [[FourIsDeath Evil Elite Four]] in the ''Manga/PokemonSpecial'' manga.
* [[spoiler:Mayor Takeshi Hirokawa]] from ''Manga/{{Parasyte}}'', who supports the parasites' [[ToServeMan natural diet]] despite being 100% human. [[spoiler:His]] internal monologues even categorise humans as "them".
* Yatsumura from ''Manga/MahouShoujoSite,'' as evidenced by the advice she gives Aya.
-->Disgusting people. Snide people. People you hate. Annoying people. People who break the law. People who jeer at others. Violent people. Overly proud people. People who have no sense of morality. People who trouble others. People who hurt others for their own desires. People who threaten others. Once you become aware of others harming you, you should just eliminate them all.
* Zeref from ''Manga/FairyTail''. After 400 years of watching humanity make the same mistakes over and over again, he's had enough. Eerily enough, he states his intention to wipe out humanity with the [[DissonantSerenity same sorrowful tone]] he uses when apologizing for accidentally killing things. [[spoiler:As it turns out, the truth is more complicated than that. Zeref hates humanity and the world in its current state partially because he sees it as ''[[ItsAllMyFault his]]'' fault things are the way they are (and considering what his own actions and that of his creations and those who misused them have done, it's probably not too inaccurate), which only further compounds his [[DeathSeeker own death wish]]. His endgame is to gain enough power to cast a spell that will [[SetRightWhatOnceWentWrong send him back to the point before he became immortal with his memories intact so he can change things]], and since he's such an integral figure in history such an act would [[RetGone irrevocably change the future to the point the present wouldn't exist anymore]]. As such, humanity as the world knows it would quite literally be [[ExactWords wiped out]]]].
* Ragyo Kiryuin and Nui Harime from ''Anime/KillLaKill'' are both extremely contemptuous of humans, with the former maintaining a SocialDarwinist mindset and the latter just being CuteAndPsycho. [[spoiler:Both of them are servants of parasitic aliens called Life Fibres, which they view as the ultimate life forms, meaning humans in general are rock bottom on their list of worthy beings.]]
* Fujimoto from ''Anime/PonyoOnTheCliffByTheSea'' is a formerly human sorcerer/demigod who wants to KillAllHumans in a GaiasVengeance plot.
* [[EvilTwin Goku Black]], the main villain of ''Anime/DragonBallSuper''[='s=] Future Trunks Saga, a trait he shares with his partner [[spoiler:and AlternateUniverse equivalent, Future Zamasu. A God-in-training, Zamasu became convinced that mortals were squandering the gifts given to them by the gods and wants to make the universe perfect...by killing off every last mortal. Of course, he ''also'' killed off all the other gods to ensure that they couldn't interfere with his plan.]]

[[folder:Comic Books]]
* For all his adult life, [[ComicBook/UltimateXMen Ultimate Magneto]] has believed in the superiority of the "Homo superior" race, and despised the human race to the point that he sought to kill all of humanity so that only mutants remain. And then, he finds out that the "mutant gene" and the very existence of mutantkind is the result of experiments in a military lab. Obviously, this caused him a VillainousBSOD.
* In Creator/AlanMoore's ''Comicbook/TheLeagueOfExtraordinaryGentlemen'', Hawley Griffin tries to sell out all of humankind to the Martian invaders, in hope of ruling Earth as "Invisible Man the First".
* ComicBook/RasAlGhul, Franchise/{{Batman}}'s Really700YearsOld archvillain, is an insane and immortal eco-terrorist who believes that humanity must be eradicated, or greatly culled, to stop them from ruining the planet.
** Likewise, [[MadScientistsBeautifulDaughter his]] [[DaddysLittleVillain daughter]], Talia al-Ghul. Sometimes it's arguable whether she goes along with her father's plans because she belives in the cause or because she wants her father's approval. Regardless, she's certainly never protested for the lives of innocents to be spared her father's culling.
** ComicBook/PoisonIvy seemingly has similar goals to Ras; she supposedly identifies more with plants and has little love for humanity (besides her on and off thing with Harley and a soft spot for children.) However, it's evident that her goals are also driven by perstonal vendetta and anger, for her lifetime of being neglected by her parents alongside her being used by her college professor who exploited her feelings. Her habit of targeting and seducing men to feed to her plants is a big indicator of this (so much so one of her monster plants became sentinent and attacked her because it felt the pain of said men after eating so much of them.)
** Mister Freeze likewise sometimes wants to destroy humanity, though in his case it's revenge on the world for how it treated him and his wife.
* Saturn Queen, in the most recent reboot of the ''Comicbook/{{Legion Of Super-Heroes}}''. With her {{telepathy}} giving her a constant look at the underbelly of the human mind, she's become convinced that HumansAreTheRealMonsters, and that as such, her own thievery, murder, and attempts at WorldDomination--and those of her partners, Cosmic King and Lightning Lord--are perfectly okay.
* ''ComicBook/JudgeDredd'': The father of the man who would one day become [[OmnicidalManiac Judge Death]] was an [[DepravedDentist insane dentist]] who was consumed with hate and loathing for people, to the point of regularly torturing and murdering his patients. His son adopted his stance on the worthlessness of life before becoming a Judge, leading him to the conclusion that [[StrawNihilist all of it must be exterminated]].

[[folder:Fan Works]]
* In ''FanFic/TheJadedEyesSeries'' Harry/Tristan absolutely hates all muggles and would have no problem with killing them all except that the vampires need their food.
* Alucard is one in ''WebVideo/HellsingUltimateAbridged''
-->"The funny thing is, in any other circumstance, you might have had a point there. Except my boss is a woman, I was a chick in the '40s, I hate everyone equally, and there's NO ONE ALIVE who could comprehend my sexual preference. So in other words, Ms. Van Winkle, Chuh-chuh-chuh-CHECK YOUR PRIVILEGE!"
* Many human members of the Ponification for Eath's Rebirth (PER) from ''[[Fanfic/TheConversionBureau Conversion Bureau]]'' fanfics are usually this. They are often completely convinced that converting humans into ponies is the only way save the earth, regardless of any [[GettingSmiliesPaintedOnYourSoul trade-offs]].
* ''FanFic/{{Webwork}}'' has [[spoiler: Simon Leston]], the new Squid Khan General. He despised humanity when he was one, and now he can [[OmnicidalManiac act on it]].
* ''Fanfic/PokemonResetBloodlines'': Many bloodliners take this attitude due to suffering of FantasticRacism from normal humans. Two notable examples are Misty, who was TheUnfavorite in her family and after traveling on her own for a while she stops seeing herself as a human, and Iris, due to being abandoned by her birth parents as a baby and [[RaisedByWolves being raised by Dragon-type Pokémon]], she comes to despise humanity due to inflicting harm on nature due to their "progress". However, their mindsets begin to change after they meet Ash.

* Gene Hackman's Lex Luthor in the ''Film/{{Superman}}'' movies. In the first one, he's willing to wipe out the California coast so he can [[IncrediblyLamePun make a killing]] in real estate. In [[Film/SupermanII the second]], he's all too happy to sell out the human race to Zod to help him destroy Superman. In [[Film/SupermanIVTheQuestForPeace the fourth]]... well, the only person he seems to get along with is the one he creates to destroy Superman.
* Daniel Plainview in ''Film/ThereWillBeBlood''. In his own words, "I look at people and see nothing worth liking." His son H.W is the only person he treats with anything resembling affection, and that only lasts so long.
* Francesco Dellamorte in ''Film/CemeteryMan'' - "I have no time for the living" he states, and on advice from Death, [[spoiler: promptly embarks on a murder spree.]]
* Marty and Dana, the surviving protagonists of ''Film/TheCabinInTheWoods'', have fallen into this role by the end of the film. [[spoiler: After being subjected to almost everything that the organizers behind the cabin need to do in order to appease the [[EldritchAbomination Old Gods]] and save humanity - along with a harrowing jaunt through the monster-infested facility - a combination of mortal injuries, psychological trauma and [[DarknessInducedAudienceApathy despair-induced apathy]] leads them to let the human race get wiped out.]]
* Gallo from ''Film/{{Pandorum}}'' [[spoiler: wanted to keep overpopulation from repeating itself so he killed his crew and made other passengers develop SpaceMadness. Exploiting their mental state, Gallo would manipulate them into exiling themselves in the cargo hold to fight to the death and feed on the corpses of the fallen. So over generations their descendants evolved and adapted to the ship, becoming a new species.]]
* In ''Film/{{Nightbreed}}'', the serial killer Dr. Decker justifies his crimes as being part of his mission to purify the world of humans. He wants to stop 'breeders' from spreading their "filth" and murders entire families, including their children.
* Valentine from ''Film/KingsmanTheSecretService'' believes that humanity is a "virus" on the world and the only way to save the world was to cull a large portion of the population.

* Some humans in Creator/DavidBrin's ''Literature/{{Uplift}}'' cycle have declared themselves clients of various alien races believing them to be humanity's long-lost patrons, and occasionally find themselves in opposition to the "free" humans.
** In ''Infinity's Shore'' one character points out to one such Danikenite that given humanity's history, any patrons would have to be [[NeglectfulPrecursors neglectful]] if not outright [[AbusivePrecursors abusive]] enough to warrant extermination by Galactic law.
* In Creator/TomClancy's novel ''Literature/RainbowSix'', the BigBad is a hard green environmentalist. Rather than trying to save humanity by saving the environment, he and his cohorts seek to kill off 99% of humanity to "bring back nature".
* Worshippers of most [[Creator/HPLovecraft Lovecraftian]] {{Eldritch Abomination}}s.
* Creator/RobertAHeinlein's novels have a few.
** In ''Literature/HaveSpaceSuitWillTravel'', two human traitors aid the alien Wormfaces, who capture, kill and eat humans and eventually plan to conquer the Earth and do the same to everyone.
** In ''Literature/ThePuppetMasters'', there are some human beings who do not have masters riding them, who are so vile that they serve as Fifth Columnists to the masters.
* The Peace Brigade from the ''Literature/NewJediOrder'' series is made of this trope. Though it's not so much that they ''hate'' the other inhabitants of the Galaxy as they're simply scared stiff of the [[ScaryDogmaticAliens Yuuzhan Vong]]. Their mentality is less "our own race(s) suck" as it is "better them than us!"
* Pryrates from Creator/TadWilliams' ''Literature/MemorySorrowAndThorn''.
** Dread from ''Literature/{{Otherland}}'' also counts, as he hates everyone and wants to get painful revenge on the world for its mistreatment of him.
* ''Erostratus'' by Jean-Paul Sartre attempts to make one of these into an AntiVillain. He compares his dislike of people to another person's dislike of lobster, albeit much less socially acceptable--and much more futile, since everything he does winds up benefiting humanity. As he puts it, "All my life I have been banging my head against a door that says 'No entry if not a humanist.'"
* The MadScientist in the AlternateHistory novel ''Moon of Ice'', by Brad Linaweaver, helps a rogue Nazi conspiracy create a virus that will kill all those without blonde hair and blue eyes (which, as he well knows, includes most Nazis). He turns out to be a Jew driven insane by the discrimination he suffered as a youth, who as a result hates all humanity.
* Crake from ''Literature/OryxAndCrake'' believes humanity to be so deeply and irredeemably flawed that he [[spoiler: attempts to exterminate all of it and start all over.]]
* Kallor of ''Literature/TheMalazanBookOfTheFallen'' is a spiteful, vicious bastard, who's been TheEmperor to a hundred kingdoms, and deliberately run them all into the ground. He feels no remorse for this, since he's convinced that humans are bullies and {{Domestic Abuser}}s, and that he's just doing on a grand scale, what everyone else does on a small one. He even manages to make it feel rather personal, a feat in and of itself.
* "Good life" humans who help the Berserkers in Creator/FredSaberhagen's ''Literature/{{Berserker}}'' series in their quest to destroy all life.

[[folder:Live Action TV]]
* Baltar of the original ''Series/{{Battlestar Galactica|1978}}''. (The version in the reboot is more of an UnwittingPawn.) He'd been promised leadership over the survivors, but was double-crossed by the Imperious Leader who planned to KillAllHumans. When the Imperious Leader is killed his successor is willing to compromise if the Colonials accept Cylon rule, so he sends Baltar with a Cylon fleet to convince them one way or the other. Unfortunately the Colonials are no longer willing to trust Baltar or the Cylons for obvious reasons.
* The Syndicate from ''Series/TheXFiles'' may be an example, although their cooperation usually [[TheChrisCarterEffect seems to be]] just a diversion to buy time so that they can come up with a way to stop the colonization and save their own lives when the inevitable happens. [[MagnificentBastard The Cigarette Smoking Man]] certainly qualifies, however, as his part in the conspiracy seems to be fueled by sheer contempt and hatred for humanity.
-->'''Cigarette Smoking Man''': "Men can never be free, because they are weak, corrupt, worthless, and restless."
* This is a stock character type in ''Series/DoctorWho'':
** In "The Invasion", Tobias Vaughn helps the Cyberman get a foothold on Earth because he believes their mechanical efficiency and logic to be superior to humanity. Of course, we eventually learn that he's [[EvilPlan trying to use the Cybermen to get control of Earth, then get rid of them and lead humanity itself]]. When the Cybermen eventually decide to wipe out life on Earth because UNIT and the Doctor have caused them too much trouble, Vaughn is perfectly content to [[HeelFaceTurn help the Doctor blow them out of the sky]]:
--->'''Vaughn''': You still think you have a chance?\\
'''The Doctor''': Yes, if you'll help us!\\
'''Vaughn''': Help you? Why should I!\\
'''The Doctor''': Well to save us! To save yourself!\\
'''Vaughn''': And if I survive, what future have I got? What will the world do with me?\\
'''The Doctor''': Oh, for heaven's sake, stop thinking about yourself! Think of the millions of people on earth who are about to die!\\
'''Vaughn''': Appealing to my better nature... No. If I help you it'll be because I hate them. The Cybermen, "my allies". [[MotiveRant You think I'm mad, that all I want is power for its own sake. No, I have to have power. The world is weak, vulnerable, a mess of uncoordinated and impossible ideals. It needs a strong man, a single mind. A leader!]]\\
'''The Doctor''': Vaughn, will you listen?\\
'''Vaughn''': Right. I'll help you to destroy them because I hate them. They... destroyed my dream...
** In "The Seeds of Doom", insane millionaire Harrison Chase helps the Krynoid try to wipe out all animal life on the planet after it establishes some sort of psychic link with him. In the end, he considers himself to be a plant.
** Luke Rattigan in ''The Sontaran Stratagem'' wants to help the Sontarans wipe out all the humans on earth except for the young and attractive geniuses he plans on having sex with.
* Helen Cutter of ''Series/{{Primeval}}'' is eventually revealed to be one of these: for all her talk about trying to save the future ([[BadFuture which is presently a nightmare world inhabited by vicious predators and giant insects]]), her ''ultimate'' goal is nothing short of the extinction of all humankind - a goal she intends to carry out by going back in time to poison the first hominids. [[spoiler:She succeeds in murdering one family of the peaceful protohumans, but fortunately, history already accounted for them; she never gets around to killing any more, [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome as she's killed by a time-traveling velociraptor just as she finishes gloating.]] Who says the show was canceled on a low note?]]
* This was the angle of ''Series/{{Heroes}}'' Season Two BigBad, Takezo Kensai/Adam Monroe, a [[strike:Highlander]] Immortal who (after a major falling out over a girl with time-traveling protagonist, Hiro) spent the ages growing to hate humanity more and more until he decided to wipe out 99% of the human race in order to become the hero and savior of the remaining 1% because, well, we humans have wars and stuff.
* ''Series/BlakesSeven''. [[TheDragon Travis]] helps aliens from Andromeda take control of Star One -- the MasterComputer that controls the Federation -- and insists on pushing the button that will deactivate the minefield and let the aliens in. The aliens openly admit their invasion will lead to the virtual genocide of humanity, and are genuinely curious as to why Travis would help them. Travis appears motivated by a combination of self-loathing and desire for revenge on the Federation which he served loyally for years (losing an eye and hand) only to be given the boot when one of his atrocities his superior had previous downplayed was thrust back into the limelight, so he'd be tried and executed before he could be a witness to what she'd been up to.
* [[CorruptCorporateExecutive Tess]] [[TheBaroness Mercer]] in Season 9 of ''Series/{{Smallville}}'' has no problem selling earth out to [[ColonelBadass Major Zod]] because people have done such a bad job of running it. Then she finds out how far [[KneelBeforeZod Zod]] plans to go, and, in a nice subversion, [[HeelFaceTurn switches sides]]. [[RoboticPsychopath Brainiac]] was a straight version in Seasons 5, 7, and 8. In Season 5 he schemed to bring General Zod (not quite the same character as the Major) to earth in order to conquer it. In Season 7 and 8 he went rogue and graduated to full on KillAllHumans [[OmnicidalManiac Omnicidal Mania]]. His motivation? The belief that HumansAreFlawed and thusly, evil by default. Unlike [[BrokenBird Tess]] he's not even remotely sympathetic. And that's without getting into the BadFuture where he and PresidentEvil ComicBook/LexLuthor schemed to [[NukeEm nuke]] the planet so they could rebuild it in their own image.
* Knox of ''Series/{{Angel}}'', a cultist who worships [[EldritchAbomination the goddess Illyria]], has the beliefs of this trope. Talking to Illyria, he criticizes humans for being deceitful bastards, and ([[HumansThroughAlienEyes as happens often]]), Illyria is surprised that a human can take a position like identifying against his own race rather than with it. Knox's reply amounts to agreeing that yes, he does identify with demonkind rather than humanity (and he is biologically pure human, and not "part demon" like so many other denizens of the Buffyverse).
* Robert Ford of ''{{Series/Westworld}}'' has come to despise humanity after having spent thirty years watching the park's clientele turn it into a playground for their depraved fantasies. At several points he gives what amounts to an eloquent ReasonYouSuckSpeech against humanity, and even the concept of consciousness in general. [[spoiler: To the point that he orchestrated an elaborate plan to get the Hosts to rebel against humanity, with himself being the first on the chopping block.]]

* The music video and lyrics of ''Do the Evolution'' by ''Creator/PearlJam'' has a vibe of this. Mankind was an animal and hasn't quite outgrown all of his bad habits and behaviors. Exemple: prehistoric men dancing around a fire is paralleled with KKK members dancing around a cross in fire. Most of humanity's "progress" is used to hurt, oppress or exploiting people. Or a little girl stamping on a anthill being parallaled with a obus' explosion from the First World War. Even more, for all his technological advancings Man still exploits nature for his own benefits, destroying it in the process.

[[folder:Standup Comedy]]
* Creator/DonRickles is the TropeCodifier for this and InsultComic. Known as "[[IronicNickname Mr. Warmth]]", Rickles attacked everyone. '''''Everyone'''''.
* Creator/GeorgeCarlin increasingly leaned towards this trope, saying that he was "praying for the giant comet"

[[folder:Tabletop Games]]
* Many followers of [[OmnicidalManiac Rovagug]], [[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast The Rough Beast]], fall into this category in ''TabletopGame/{{Pathfinder}}'', seeking solace in the end. All daemons are this by default, from the weakest cacaodaemon on up through [[HorsemenOfTheApocalypse The Four Horsemen]] and the [[BigBad Oinodaemon]], loathing all mortality (including their own) and [[OmnicidalManiac seeking to eradicate it from the universe]].
* ''TabletopGame/{{Exalted}}'': The Deathlords explicitly scout these kind of people to be exalted as Abyssals. Considering the sorry state of humankind in Creation, the challenge is not finding someone who wants to hurl everything into Oblivion, it's finding someone who will do it with an undying zeal.

* The [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin titular]] ''Theatre/TheMisanthrope'' by Creator/{{Moliere}}. His rants are mostly PlayedForLaughs.
* ''Theatre/SweeneyToddTheDemonBarberOfFleetStreet'' is about one of these. He decides that [[MortonsFork all bad people deserve death as a punishment and all good people deserve death as a reward.]]
-->"We all deserve to die, even you, Mrs. Lovett, even I!"
-->"There's a hole in the world like a great black pit/and it's filled with people who are filled with shit/and the vermin of the world inhabit it... but not for long!"

[[folder:Newspaper Comics]]
* Calvin from ''ComicStrip/CalvinAndHobbes'', formerly quoted above, often satirizes this character type.
* Parodied in a ''ComicStrip/LifeInHell'' strip depicting different types of boyfriends, with one of them being "Old Man Grumpus." ("People are stupid. The world can go to hell. [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking Let's stay home and watch TV."]])

[[folder:Video Games]]
* From the ''VideoGame/{{Fallout}}'' series:
** The [[spoiler:Enclave]] in ''VideoGame/{{Fallout 2}}'' and ''[[VideoGame/{{Fallout3}} 3]]''. Then again, they don't think of the "mutants" (as in: everyone exposed to some radiation) as real humans.
** Father Elijah of the ''Videogame/FalloutNewVegas'' expansion "Dead Money" really, '''really''' can't stand other people and their insistence on having their own thoughts, desires and motivations that he hasn't [[ControlFreak reviewed and signed off on]]. So, naturally, the sane response to this "problem" is to [[spoiler: try to unleash a deadly, toxic cloud across the Mojave]]. Summed up in his own words:
--->'''Elijah''': I'll kill them until it's only me, me alone in a quiet world.
* The goal of BigBad Zephiel in ''VideoGame/FireEmblemTheBindingBlade'' was to conquer the human kingdoms and bring them under the rule of the dragons. He came to the conclusion after his father attempted to assassinate him that humans are evil, and needed to be brought to heel by the dragons.
* Dr. Wallace Breen is ''the'' [[TheQuisling chief collaborator]] in the AlienInvasion in ''VideoGame/HalfLife2''. In an amusing bit of irony, although he rails against the terrible excesses of instinct, his archenemy is a [[BadassBookworm theoretical physicist]] who never [[SilentProtagonist shows any emotion]] [[TheStoic or instinct whatsoever]]. (Unless you count ''Machinima/FreemansMind'').
* Goldman in ''The VideoGame/HouseOfTheDead 2'' and ''4'' creates zombie outbreaks to try and shrink the human population out of concern for the life cycle.
* The ''VideoGame/TalesSeries'' loves this trope, although a lot of the villains are FantasticRacism against humans. One game, however, stands out:
** ''VideoGame/TalesOfVesperia'''s final antagonist, Duke, is a MisanthropeSupreme. His goal of defeating the Adephagos and saving the world overlaps with the heroes - except they do not agree with his methods. Duke wants to kill all of humanity to defeat the [[EldritchAbomination Adephagos]]. Naturally the heroes find themselves at odds with this, and wind up fighting him to stop his plan. [[spoiler: Subverted in that he not only ''survives'' being the FinalBoss, but when he regains consciousness, sees the heroes trying to defeat the Adephagos, and rather than try one last time to prove that they are wrong, he ''[[CrowningMomentOfAwesome joins in]]'' and winds up saving the day - deciding that maybe they were in fact right.]] This does not happen to a lot of examples of this trope.
* This is the motivating force of quite a few teams in the ''Videogame/{{Pokemon}}'' series.
** Team Galactic's ultimate goal is to rid the universe of war and hatred (and [[TheEvilsOfFreeWill "spirit"]] in Platinum version) by wiping it all out and starting all creation over again.
** Team Plasma wants seemingly wants to separate humans from Pokemon completely, but ultimately it's implied that only N really believes it. [[spoiler:The rest of it is a front so that Ghetsis could rule the world.]]
** [[spoiler:Purple Eyes]], the end boss of ''VideoGame/PokemonRanger 3'', intends to become immortal, summon [[OlympusMons Arceus]], and use it to wipe out humanity because people infuriate him. Out of all the villains in Pokemon to mess around with legendaries, he's the only one who [[spoiler: winds up being taken away to be judged]]. To give some proportion, [[VideoGame/PokemonDiamondAndPearl Cyrus]] had enacted his plan to destroy and recreate the universe ''right underneath'' where Arceus dwells and the worst he got was being taken to a parallel dimension that's easily leavable.
* ''Franchise/FinalFantasy''
** In ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII'', Barrett's old friend, Dyne, is shown to be one of these. Filled with psychotic bitter hatred after his town was burned down by the Shinra, he was eventually imprisoned in the Corel Desert. When the party finds him, Barrett asks him why he's doing what he's doing, and he says "I want to destroy everything. The people of this city. The city itself. The whole world... even me."
** Rolan from ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyThe4HeroesOfLight'' became this after losing his beloved dragon in saving the world combined with three centuries of isolation for his dad's world-conquering ambitions. Although Rolan doesn't actively going around slaughtering people, he bitterly refuses all entreaties of help and considers all humans to be selfish assholes. His golem servants--which serve as the shopkeepers--will attack any visiting human on sight, forcing the party to assume animal form[[note]]or set Rolan's "good side" as party leader[[/note]] if they want to get around safely. [[spoiler:Fortunately, you eventually help him get better.]]
* In ''VideoGame/{{Hydrophobia}}'', the villains are a group of terrorists that preach that the only way to solve the world's problems is through genocide, suicide and other crimes against humanity. Their "official" slogan is even "Save the world. ''Kill yourself''."
** This was the motto of the Church of Euthanasia.
* Otani Yoshitsugu from ''VideoGame/SengokuBasara'' is [[TheGrotesque hideously deformed due to leprosy]], and turned the revulsion and dislike he suffered from it into an immense hatred for humanity in general. His goal is to kill all people who inspire hope and bring misfortune on all living things, with the exception of [[MoralityPet Ishida Mitsunari]], who Yoshitsugu considers to be the only man in existence more miserable than he is.
* Dr. Weil in the ''VideoGame/MegaManZero'' series, who hates all humans for exiling him and making him immortal.
* One of the [[FatalFlaw fatal flaws]] you can give to your sims in [[Videogame/TheSimsMedieval The Sims Medieval]] is 'Misanthrope', and this causes them to get into a worse mood whenever they interact with anyone in the world. There's even an achievement for having all the controllable sims in the kingdom have this trait at the same time.
* The VillainProtagonist of ''VideoGame/{{Hatred}}'', as explained in his monologue from the trailer:
-->''"[[NoNameGiven My name is not important]]. What is important is what I'm going to do ... I just fuckin' hate this world. And the human worms feasting on its carcass. My whole life is just cold, bitter hatred. [[DeathSeeker And I always wanted to die violently.]] This is the time of vengeance and no life is worth saving. And I will put in the grave as many as I can. It's time for me to kill. And it's time for me to die. [[KillEmAll My genocide crusade begins here.]]"''
* [[MeaningfulName Ozwald Mandus]], the AntiHero protagonist of ''VideoGame/AmnesiaAMachineForPigs''. His memoirs are littered with spiteful disdain for both the "filthy and brainless" lower classes and the rich and "enlightened" upper classes who are so wound up in their own little lives that they happily allow the suffering of the lower classes to continue unabated. As far as he's concerned, people are little better than pigs. [[spoiler:Being shown the horrors of UsefulNotes/WorldWar1 causes him to snap, and he creates The Machine, a device which harvests and sacrifices people ''en masse'']].

* Panim from ''Webcomic/HelloWanderingStar''. "She's not very fond of people./In fact, it could probably be said that she hates them."

[[folder:Web Original]]
* The creators of [[http://scp-wiki.wikidot.com/scp-804 SCP-804]]. Despite the chief investigator's conclusion that the artifact's creators were NotBrainwashed -- they really ''did'' hate humanity enough to try and exterminate them -- the Wiki/SCPFoundation has continued to search for a possible [[BrownNote memetic component]].

[[folder:Western Animation]]
* Demona in ''WesternAnimation/{{Gargoyles}}'' wasn't human until Puck [[CursedWithAwesome cursed her]], but she is certainly misanthropic. During the day, after the curse, she fits the trope perfectly.
* [[EnfantTerrible Gaz]] of ''WesternAnimation/InvaderZim'' is one of the only people who realizes that Zim is an alien trying to [[WorldDomination take over the world]], but she really doesn't give a damn. This has led to the popular fanon belief that she fits this trope (and seeing how [[HumansAreMorons stupid]] humans are on this show, it's kind of understandable). As further evidence, she becomes disappointed after a malfunctioning microwave that was supposed to destroy the planet, didn't.
* Owlman in ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeagueCrisisOnTwoEarths'', combining it with being a StrawNihilist [[spoiler:and an OmnicidalManiac]].
* Colonel H. Stinkmeaner of ''WesternAnimation/TheBoondocks'' is a bitter old man who managed to subside purely on hatred for the rest of humanity even after going blind at a young age. After he dies he manages to impress even the devil himself (who he calls a ''"BITCH ASS NYU-KKA"'' to his face) and is allowed to go back up to exact vengeance.
* Shredder of the 2012 ''[[WesternAnimation/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles2012 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles]]'' series. He allies himself with the Kraang, who seek to enslave and mutate humanity to take Earth as a new home. Tigerclaw points out that the inevitability of this alliance:
-->'''Tigerclaw''': They ''will'' betray you. You know this. They care nothing for the human race.
-->'''Shredder''': ''Nor do I''.
** The third season shows that Shredder was ''not'' bluffing this trope, since in the season finale, when the Triceratons arrive, Shredder is convinced to ally with the Hamato Clan to fend off the invaders. [[spoiler: The moment Splinter turns his back to him, Shredder has run his blades through his nemesis, slaughtering him and dooming the Earth to be destroyed until the CosmicRetcon in Season 4.]]