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The bad guys. The mad scientists, the cruel executives, the evil witches and wizards, the corrupt politicians, the mortal aspects of pure evil, and, more often than not, the people (or otherwise) [[VillainsActHeroesReact that instigate the conflict]] and the story.

Despite how one is supposed to cheer for the hero to succeed, there has always been a long standing interest in the villains. Some are renowned for their [[EvilGenius intelligence]] and cunning EvilPlan, others are awe-inspiring with simply how [[KickTheDog evil they can be]], and yet others are respected because of their determination. [[FailureIsTheOnlyOption No matter how many times]] [[TheGoodGuysAlwaysWin the hero kicks in the door and stops their plans]], [[StatusQuoIsGod they're always back]] at it [[CardboardPrison soon enough]], with another dark scheme to further their evil goals. On the other hand, [[CompleteMonster not all villains can achieve that secret admiration]].

[[TheHeavy It is said a hero is only as good as their enemies.]] Thus, a good story has to have a well-written villain, somebody that earns respect. [[InHarmsWay After all, what is a hero without a villain to challenge them?]] [[http://www.vgcats.com/comics/?strip_id=107 This.]]

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[[folder:A]]
* ZeroPercentApprovalRating: The villain is unpopular with their underlings.
* AbsoluteXenophobe: Will destroy anything not of their own kind.
* AbusiveParents: ''Very'' not nice towards their kids.
* AbusivePrecursors: Just because they created that race or this fancy technology doesn't mean they have to be nice towards them.
* AccuserOfTheBrethren: Wants TheAtoner to suffer for what they're trying to atone for and doesn't want them to be redeemed.
* ActivistFundamentalistAntics: They're antagonists because they're trying to force their fervently-held beliefs on others.
* AdaptationalVillainy: Someone becomes more villainous in an adaptation.
* TheAdjectivalMan: If people call him "the [X] Man" -- especially if its "the [X] Man of [Y]" -- he most likely isn't going to be nice.
* AffablyEvil: A villain who's actually quite nice and polite to the people around them, just as long as they're not in the way of their evil schemes.
** FriendlyEnemy: This villain could actually get along well with the hero if they weren't fighting.
* AfricanTerrorists: Ruthless militants from a (war-torn) country in Sub-Saharan Africa.
* TheAggressiveDrugDealer: They really don't want you to walk away from a drug deal.
* AIIsACrapshoot: Artificial intelligence goes out of control.
* AlasPoorVillain: The villain is so nice or troubled that you can feel sorry when they meet their demise.
* AliensAndMonsters: Threatening non-humans are evil by default.
* AliensAreBastards: Blasting planets and [[AliensStealCattle abducting cows]] does not make a nice extraterrestrial.
* AlphaBitch: High in social status, low in kindness.
* AltoVillainess: Her voice is as low as her morals.
* AlwaysChaoticEvil: An entire race or species is evil and aggressive.
* AmnesiacVillainJoinsTheHeroes: A villain working for the heroes and is in the good side only because they forgot their own identity and their past.
* AmoralAfrikaner: A white South African involved in a morally questionable line of work, often with implied racist undercurrents.
* AmoralAttorney: An evil, opportunistic lawyer.
* AngryGuardDog: Grr! Snarf! Bark! Bite!
* AnimalThemedSuperbeing: Supervillains (and superheroes) are fond of animal motifs and have powers based on them.
* AntagonistAbilities: Villains tend to have much more raw power than heroes, forcing the latter to get creative.
* AntagonistInMourning: A villain grieves a hero's (real or apparent) death.
* AntagonisticGovernor: Fictional governors are often greedy, ambitious, and prone to abuse their powers and subjects.
* AntagonisticOffspring: The villain is the hero's own son or daughter.
* TheAntiChrist: The ultimate enemy of the faithful on earth.
* AntiRoleModel: This character shows us what ''not'' to be like.
* ArcVillain: Not the villain of the whole story, just of a little story arc.
* ArchnemesisDad: The protagonist's father is the main villain.
* ArmiesAreEvil: A ruthless military force comprised of soldiers that are either violent thugs, or expendable pawns for corrupt leaders.
** SociopathicSoldier: A war criminal with zero qualms over [[RapePillageAndBurn committing horrible atrocities against enemy prisoners and innocent civilians]].
* ArmsDealer: An amoral merchant who sells weapons for a living, to either side of a conflict.
* ArrogantKungFuGuy: All ego and power, no discipline.
* ArtifactOfDoom: This weird doohickey, medallion, or statue causes a lot of problems through its powers or presence.
* AsLongAsThereIsEvil: Evil will always pop up as long as evil exists.
* TheAssimilator: They want you to be a part of them.
* AssInAmbassador: A diplomat who acts as undiplomatic as possible.
* AssholeVictim: They suffered a nasty fate, but they kind of deserved it.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:B]]
* BabysitterFromHell: You really shouldn't leave your kid with this person.
* BadBoss: Doesn't care about his underlings whatsoever.
* TheBadGuysAreCops: Law enforcement isn't always on your side.
** DirtyCop: A corrupt police officer who's involved in criminal activity instead of fighting it.
*** KillerCop: A police officer who is outright murderous.
*** RabidCop
* BadGuyBar: Where all the nasties hang out to play pool and start fights.
* BadGuysPlayPool: A favorite pasttime at the BadGuyBar.
* TheBadGuyWins: Sometimes the villain has his day. Too bad, heroes!
* BadSamaritan: Think this guy is helping you out of the goodness of his heart? Think again.
* BadSanta: Jolly, present-giving, and loves kids? No no no, not this Santa!
* BadIsGoodAndGoodIsBad: Morality is subjective, at least for villains.
* BaddieFlattery: The villain compliments the hero.
* BarbarianTribe: Primal, chaotic warriors who excel at pillaging and burning.
* TheBaroness: She's seductive, icy, and oh so evil.
* BastardBastard: The illegitimate child or heir is evil or a jerk.
* BattleaxeNurse: When a nurse isn't nice.
* BecauseImGoodAtIt: The villain only does things because they're good at it.
* BetaTestBaddie: They feel incomplete, so they take out their rage through evil.
* BetterTheDevilYouKnow: It's a better idea to stick with a bad situation you know about than a new situation that could be worse.
* BiblicalBadGuy: People based on villains from Literature/TheBible are definitely evil.
* BigBad: The number one villain, responsible for everything bad that happens in the story.
** BigBadDuumvirate: There's two Big Bads working together! They might not get along, though.
** BigBadEnsemble: Multiple Big Bads in the same story, but not necessarily on the same side. They still might not get along.
** BigBadFriend: The Big Bad was once such good friends with one of the main characters.
** BigBadSlippage: The Big Bad slowly becomes evil.
** BigBadWannabe: The villain isn't as big of a threat as they seem.
** ExBigBad: You either die a hero or live long enough to see yourself stop being the villain.
** GreaterScopeVillain: A bigger threat than the BigBad who isn't as directly involved in the plot.
** NonActionBigBad: A Big Bad who doesn't fight directly.
** TheBigBadShuffle: Villains are working for other villains.
* TheBigBadWolf: A powerful wolf from classic fairy tales. Talents include disguise, gale-force breath, and a voracious appetite for pigs, little girls and grandmothers.
* BigRedDevil: Devils and demons are colored bright red.
* BishonenLine: A villain's [[OneWingedAngel powerful transformation]] is prettier and more humanoid.
* BitPartBadguys: They're villains, but don't really do much.
* BitchInSheepsClothing: They seem to be nice people at first, but they're really anything but.
** FauxAffablyEvil: They act superficially kind and polite, but it's a cover for their cruel and wicked personality.
* BlackCloak: What better way to obscure yourself than wear a conspicious black cloak?
* BlackKnight: A powerful, mysterious knight who wears black armor.
* BlackShirt: They're waiting for the BigBad to come to power so they can serve them.
* BlackWidow: She likes her men rich and dead.
** TheBluebeard: He has a lot of dead wives.
* BlobMonster: Amorphous and amoral.
* BloodbathVillainOrigin: The villain's StartOfDarkness began with sudden mass murder.
* BombThrowingAnarchists: Militants who use destructive terrorism in hopes of overthrowing all governments and forms of authority.
* BreakingOutTheBoss: The underlings rescue the villain.
* BreakoutVillain: The villain is popular enough to be used more often.
* BrightIsNotGood: Bright colors can be dangerous.
* TheBrute: The muscle of the villain's gang.
* TheBully: A scumbag who enjoys tormenting those weaker than them.
* TheButcher: He didn't get that nickname from being ''nice'' to people.
* TheButlerDidIt: The butler is the most likely in old-style murder mysteries to be the murderer. An old cliche.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:C]]
* CannibalClan: The family that eats people together, stays together.
** CannibalTribe: A tribe of people-eaters.
* CardCarryingVillain: Evil and proud of it.
* TheCartel: Latin American gangsters and mobsters. Well known for producing and trafficking illegal drugs of all kinds.
* CartoonishSupervillainy: The (mostly) harmless antics of a stereotypical supervillain.
* CastAsAMask: A character's different identities are played by different actors.
* Character Alignment:
** LawfulEvil: Order without mercy.
** NeutralEvil: The law? Ha! I only obey the law when it's on MY side!
** ChaoticEvil: No order. No mercy.
** StupidEvil: Does evil regardless of its utility.
* TheChessmaster: Always has a plan, and uses people as pawns.
* ChildEater: Primarily preys upon children.
** EatsBabies: Literally.
* ChildHater: Hates children and wants to make them suffer.
* ChildhoodMemoryDemolitionTeam: A construction team that destroys a character's childhood memories when said character grows up.
* ChronicBackstabbingDisorder: Always betrays the people they work with.
* ChronicVillainy: Can't seem to escape being evil.
* ChurchgoingVillain: He'll go to church on Sunday and rob a bank on Monday.
* CircusOfFear: Overnight, the circus came to town. But something's wrong very wrong.
* ClassicVillain: A villain who acts as an evil foil to the hero's personality and is a main block to his journey towards his destiny.
* ClockKing: Plans everything down to the last second.
* LesCollaborateurs: A member of the conquered group who works with the conquerors willingly.
* TheCollector: CollectorOfTheStrange, people version.
* ColonelKilgore: You call it [[WarIsHell hell]], I call it [[BloodKnight home.]]
* CombatSadomasochist: This villain gets off on pain -- both yours and theirs.
* CommieNazis: Bad guys who combine the worst traits of both [[DirtyCommunists communism]] and [[ThoseWackyNazis fascism]].
* CompleteMonster: The worst of all villains; they're living incarnates of pure evil, completely irredeemable, and rotten to the core.
* TheComputerIsYourFriend: No, it isn't.
* TheConqueror: [[UsefulNotes/JuliusCaesar He came, he saw, he conquered.]]
** ConquerorFromTheFuture: TakeOverTheWorld meets TimeTravel.
** GalacticConqueror: Gotta conquer 'em all.
** MultiversalConqueror: They don't just rule one universe.
** YoungConqueror: Youthful idealism can be a beautiful thing ... most of the time.
* ConflictKiller: Someone who suddenly interrupts the conflict of others, [[EnemyMine causing the others to join forces against the former]].
* TheConspiracy: An evil organization that controls everything behind the scenes.
* ContagiousAI: An Artificial Intelligence that expands by downloading itself into other computers.
* ContrastingSequelAntagonist: A villain for a sequel is quite different than the villain for the original.
* CorporateSamurai: Hired killer as bodyguard and assassin for organization.
* CorruptBureaucrat: Lazy, incompetent, always passing the buck, and more than willing to accept a bribe to "speed things up".
* CorruptCorporateExecutive: An evil business leader who'll do anything to satisfy their [[{{Greed}} lust for money and power]].
* CorruptHick: [[FatSweatySouthernerInAWhiteSuit White suit]] mandatory.
* CorruptPolitician: A government official who abuses their powers to personally enrich themselves (and their family/friends) at the expense of their constituents.
** SleazyPolitician
* CorruptQuartermaster: A wartime version of HonestJohnsDealership.
* TheCorrupter: Wants to bring out the worst in everyone around them.
* CosmopolitanCouncil: A evil council.
* TheCracker: An evil hacker who breaks into systems with criminal intent.
* CrazySurvivalist: I've prepared for this nightmare. Screw you.
* CreateYourOwnVillain: Sometimes a villain's origin is the result of the hero's own actions.
* CreepyChild: A strange kid who is either just really weird at best, or outright evil at worst.
** EnfantTerrible: A young child with evil, sociopathic tendencies.
* CreepyCrossdresser: Evil crossdresser who does NOT look good in drag.
* CreepyDoll: Dolls used as creepy characters or props.
* CreepyTwins: [[SingleMindedTwins Twins who talk, walk, and act so much alike]] each other that it's creepy.
* CriminalConvention: FanConventions for villains.
* CrookedContractor: Handling no job too small or too dirty as long he can raid the place in the process.
* CruellaToAnimals: An animal-abusing villain.
* {{Cult}}: A generic term for a (smallish) religious group. Not all of them are necessarily evil, but some can be quite nasty...
** ApocalypseCult: All hail TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt!
** CorruptChurch: A (nominally) good religious organization that has turned bad, run by unscrupulous priests that are all a bunch of [[TheFundamentalist self-righteous]] {{hypocrite}}s.
** PathOfInspiration: An evil religion that disguises itself as a good religion.
** ReligionOfEvil: A sinister sect that [[CardCarryingVillain views evil deeds as virtuous]], and worship one (or more) [[GodOfEvil malevolent deity(ies)]].
*** HollywoodSatanism: They worship {{Satan}} himself, and willingly serve the forces of {{Hell}}.
** ScaryAmoralReligion: These guys follow a faith that [[BlueAndOrangeMorality doesn't even care about "good" and "evil"]].
* CulturePolice: The enemy of freedom of expression.
* CuteAndPsycho: A villain who looks and acts absolutely adorable.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:D]]
* DaddysLittleVillain: A crafty, cruel, and cunning villain, just like her father.
* DangerousDeserter: Those who abandon their post are not only evil, but also extremely dangerous.
* DarkActionGirl: [[IBrokeANail She broke a nail]] [[EyeScream gouging your eyes out]].
* DarkChick
* DarkLordOnLifeSupport: A villain *wheeze-whirr* who cannot *wheeze-whirr* live without *wheeze-whirr* some kind *wheeze-whirr* of machine.*wheeze-whirr*
* DarkMagicalGirl: A MagicalGirl who serves the cause of evil.
* DarkMessiah: A villain who secures the [[BlindObedience fanatical following]] of a substantial multitude by presenting himself/herself as a saviour.
* DarkMistress: When the villain has a LoveInterest.
* TheDarkSide
* DarthVaderClone: Hmm, now where have I seen this character before?
* DastardlyWhiplash: A classic stereotypical villain with top hat and twirly mustache, who likes to "mwahaha" a lot. Relegated to the realm of parody these days.
* DecadentCourt: Deadly, depraved throne room politics.
* DeadlyDoctor: A villainous CombatMedic.
* DeanBitterman: The stereotypical nasty school principal.
* DeceptiveDisciple: They're letting you teach them for the wrong reasons.
* DemonicDummy: They're made of flammable materials for a reason.
* DemonKingNobunaga: UsefulNotes/OdaNobunaga getting a demonic variation of HistoricalVillainUpgrade.
* DemonLordsAndArchdevils: [[AuthorityEqualsAsskicking Powerful]] demonic hierarchies.
* DepravedDwarf: Stunted in both morality and height.
* DepravedHomosexual: A sexually villainous or antagonistic gay person.
** DepravedBisexual: An evil bisexual who grosses everyone out because of their proclivities towards both genders.
** PsychoLesbian: A crazy, evil chick who happens to like other girls.
* DepravedKidsShowHost: Child-friendly show host on camera, not so child-friendly in real life.
* DesignatedVillain: The plot says they're evil, so they're evil. Even if their actions and motives say otherwise.
* DespotismJustifiesTheMeans: The villain doesn't care about the state of the world as long as he can rule it in the end.
* DevilInPlainSight: ObviouslyEvil to the audience, but the other characters don't notice.
* DiabolicalDogCatcher: An animal control agent who enjoys their job a little ''too'' much.
* DiabolicalMastermind: [[DamnItFeelsGoodToBeAGangster Pinky ring]] and [[RightHandCat white cat]] optional.
* DigitizedHacker: The only thing more dangerous than TheCracker is a hacker who's ''inside'' the internet.
* DimensionLord: He's got the whole cosmos in his hands.
* DiplomaticImpunity: I have diplomatic immunity! I can do anything, and you can't stop me!
* DisappointedByTheMotive: After all their posturing and all their little speeches, they're nothing but a common thief.
* DiscOneFinalBoss: Appears to be the main villain, but is far from it.
* DisproportionateRestitution: Compensation that's far less than what is deserved.
* DisproportionateRetribution: A punishment that exceeds the offense.
* DirtyCommunists: Evil [[AcceptablePoliticalTargets communists]] used as villains. They're not really fond of capitalism or democracy.
** RedScare
* DirtyCoward: Someone who's out to save their own skin at other people's expense.
* TheDogWasTheMastermind: When the true enemy is hiding in plain sight.
* TheDon: The leader of TheMafia.
* {{Dracula}}: The most infamous (and [[TropeCodifier influential]]) of all [[OurVampiresAreDifferent vampires]].
* TheDragon: Second-in-command to the BigBad.
** DragonAscendant: When the Dragon takes over after the current Big Bad's defeat.
** DragonTheirFeet: When the showdown with the Dragon happens after the Big Bad's defeat.
** DragonWithAnAgenda: A Dragon with seperate goals from the BigBad.
** DragonInChief: A Dragon that is a greater threat than the Big Bad himself.
** CoDragons: More than one Dragon.
** DemotedToDragon: The current BigBad being revealed as the Dragon to a [[TheManBehindTheMan bigger threat]].
* DragonsAreDemonic: The villain is an evil dragon that might also just happen to be symbolic of evil itself.
* TheDreaded: The kind of guy who strikes fear into the hearts of others, to the point of scaring them when they see him.
* DrivenToVillainy: Are people born wicked, or do they have wickedness thrust upon them?
* DystopiaJustifiesTheMeans: The villain ''wants'' to create a {{Dystopia}}.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:E]]
* EgomaniacHunter: Hunts the rarest, most exotic, most dangerous game, just to prove that they can.
* EldritchAbomination: A strange monster or entity that is [[ThingsManWasNotMeantToKnow surreal and incomprehensible in nature]]. Due to their inscrutable natures and immense powers, they're usually very evil and/or dangerous ([[AvertedTrope with some occasional exceptions]]).
** AnimalisticAbomination: A strange, incomprehensible creature that (sort of) looks and acts like a familiar animal, but this beast is definitely something far worse.
** HumanoidAbomination: A strange, incomprehensible being that is at least vaguely shaped like a person, or may even look (almost) human at first glance, but something is horrifyingly off about them.
* EmbodimentOfVice: ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin.
* EnemyMime: The fact that they don't talk at all just makes them all the scarier.
* EnemyToAllLivingThings: A villain whose powers/aura hurt everything that breathes.
* EnemyWithin: The villain is actually within the hero...
* EnemyWithout: ...but not for long.
* EnigmaticMinion: An antagonist whose villainy, and true agenda, are ambiguous and not fully known.
* EnlightenedAntagonist: When the bad guy is an enlightened being or entity.
* EnthrallingSiren: She sings, you crash to your doom.
* EunuchsAreEvil: A castrated antagonist.
* EvenEvilCanBeLoved: A villain who is humanized by the attachment a virtuous character feels for them
* EvenEvilHasLovedOnes: A villain who cares deeply about their family and friends.
** EvenBadMenLoveTheirMamas: Mothers are important to everybody, even villains.
** EvenMooksHaveLovedOnes: When a {{Mook}} has to choose between their loved ones and their loyalty to the BigBad.
* EvenEvilHasStandards: There are things that this guy just WILL NOT do.
* EvilAlbino: Pale and evil.
* EvilAllAlong: Character turns out to have been behind the bad things that happen all along.
* EvilChancellor: The king's main advisor is evil and (usually) trying to overthrow him.
* EvilChef: Villain skilled in the culinary arts.
* EvilColonialist: A foreign exploiter of poor and ignorant communities.
* EvilCounterpart: A villain who serves as the hero's foil.
* EvilCripple: Observing his evil army from the comfort of his wheelchair.
* EvilDebtCollector: Pay up or else, deadbeat!
* EvilDiva: A villainous IdolSinger armed with MindControl MagicMusic.
* EvilDuo: Two villains for the price of one.
* EvilerThanThou: A villainous force claims themselves to be superior to the others.
* EvilFormerFriend: Your old buddy is now your worst enemy.
* EvilGenius: An extremely smart villain whose intelligence is their most important skill.
* EvilGloating: A villain who wastes his/her time gloating.
* EvilHero: NominalHero meets VillainWithGoodPublicity.
* EvilIsCool: Evil is stylish, awe-inspiring, and badass.
* EvilIsNotAToy: Don't open the can if you can't control the [[SealedEvilInACan Sealed Evil]] inside of it.
* EvilIsSexy: When a villainous character is portrayed as physically attractive.
* EvilJesuit: ChurchMilitant meets WickedCultured.
* EvilKnockoff: A villain made an evil copy and now it works for him.
* EvilLaugh: MWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!
** UnEvilLaugh: Ha ha ha.
* EvilLuddite: They're utterly convinced that all technology is evil...and so is anyone who uses it.
* EvilMatriarch: The mother of one of the characters is an antagonist, sometimes the BigBad.
** WickedStepmother: This is what happens when we leave Dad without child supervision.
* EvilMentor: A character who mentors the hero for their own evil purposes or to corrupt them.
** SenseiForScoundrels: Mentors another into becoming a better person with shady, unorthodox, and usually amoral methods.
* EvilMinions: Various types of henchmen (or henchwomen) who serve another [[BigBad greater villain]].
** {{Mooks}}: Expendable evil minions whose only role is to get their asses kicked around by [[OneManArmy the hero]] (or by [[BadBoss their own villainous master]]).
** AdorableEvilMinions: The villain's forces are not always hideous or monstrous.
** AirborneMook: And you thought mosquitoes were annoying...
** EliteMooks: Stronger than the average Mook, which isn't saying much.
** FacelessGoons: Masks, visors or helmets used to obscure the mooks' faces.
*** GasMaskMooks: Mooks who wear gas masks to [[RuleOfCool make themselves appear more intimidating]]. [[GogglesDoNothing The gas mask is usually just for show]].
** GiantMook: We're gonna need a bigger [[GoombaStomp boot]].
** HelpfulMook: A genuinely helpful mook.
** HenchmenRace: A race or species of beings that were created for the sole purpose of acting as troops for their creator.
** HordesFromTheEast: They're strange. They're foreign. [[CaptainObvious They come from the East.]] And there's a lot of them.
** KingMook: Scaled-up, boss version of a regular enemy.
** KungFuProofMook: Your standard attacks won't have any effect on this baddie. Try something else.
** MascotMook: A Mook ends up as a SeriesMascot.
** MechaMooks: Evil robots that exist for the sole purpose of being mowed over by the heroes.
** MercifulMinion: When EvilMinions show mercy.
** MiddleManagementMook: He's above the cut of the average Mook, but not smart enough to be the EvilOverlord.
** MookLieutenant: The commanding officer of the evil army.
** MookFaceTurn: When a Mook makes a HeelFaceTurn.
** MookDepletion: The villain is in bad straits due to having no more subordinates.
** MookPromotion: A basic generic minion becomes a major antagonist.
** NightOfTheLivingMooks: Zombie mooks.
** NocturnalMooks: Enemies that appear at night.
** PersonalMook: Sometimes villains have henchpeople dedicated to particular tasks.
** PsychoForHire: A hired agent who's in it for the sadism.
** ThePsychoRangers: The EvilCounterparts of a heroic team.
** PunchClockVillain: Someone who willingly works for the villain, but is not inherently a bad person.
*** HalfheartedHenchman: Villains who slack off, have no motivation, and complain about it to their co-workers.
** QuirkyMinibossSquad: A kooky group of EliteMooks.
** ReplacementMooks: A villain replaces older Mooks with new ones, usually because [[YouHaveFailedMe the older ones failed]] or are [[YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness no longer useful]].
** SlaveMooks: {{Mooks}} who have been [[MadeASlave enslaved]], and sometimes considered {{Meat Puppet}}s.
** StealthyMook: A Mook whose speciality is stealth, hiding and camouflage.
** StompyMooks: *THUNK THUNK THUNK*
** SuperpoweredMooks: Minions who have superpowers, but are not quite at the level of a proper supervillain.
* EvilNephew: The villain is the hero's nephew.
* EvilOldFolks: Get off his lawn, or he'll [[ApocalypseHow suck the soul out of your]] ''[[ApocalypseHow planet]]''.
* EvilOrphan: Sometimes the MysteriousWaif you adopted becomes a welcome addition to the family. Other times...not so much.
* EvilOrphanageLady: A ChildHater who runs an OrphanageOfFear.
* EvilOverlord: [[TheEmperor A dictator/monarch]] with absolute authority over [[TheEmpire a fairly large nation]], who rules over their people [[DespotismJustifiesTheMeans through fear and brutality]].
** TheCaligula
* EvilPlan: The villain's plan that the heroes try to stop.
* EvilPoacher: Check out how many coats he can make out of those innocent wolf cubs!
* TheEvilPrince: An ambitious prince usurps the throne from his father by killing the king.
* EvilPuppeteer: A villainous puppeteer or ventriloquist.
* EvilReactionary: A villain who wants to return things to an older time, no matter what they have to do or who gets hurt in the process.
* EvilSorcerer: A wicked wizard who's a master of BlackMagic and casting {{curses}}, using their supernatural powers to terrorize people.
** {{Necromancer}}: An evil sorcerer who has the ability to [[TheUndead bring back the dead to (not-quite) life]].
** SorcerousOverlord: When they use their magic to help become an EvilOverlord.
** WickedWitch: The [[DistaffCounterpart female variation]] of this character.
* EvilSoundsDeep: Deep voices just ''scream'' villainy.
* EvilSoundsRaspy: ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin.
* EvilTeacher: And you thought the SadistTeacher was bad...
* EvilTwin: The protagonist's evil (twin) sibling, clone, doppelganger, or counterpart from another universe.
** EvilBrunetteTwin: I wonder who dyes?
* EvilUncle: The villain is the hero's uncle.
** CreepyUncle: This guy is interested in his nephew in all the wrong ways.
* EvilVegetarian: Death to all meat-eaters!
* EvilVersusEvil: The wicked versus the loathsome.
* EvilWeapon: Side effects may include DemonicPossession, [[KillEmAll unquenchable bloodlust]] and [[ArtifactOfDoom wielder death]].
[[/folder]]

[[folder:F]]
* FaceHeelTurn: When a hero goes evil.
** TragicMonster
* FaceOfAnAngelMindOfADemon: Often used [[BitchInSheepsClothing to feign niceness]].
* TheFairFolk: Think faeries are all sweetness and light? Think again!
* FairPlayVillain
* FakeFaithHealer
* FakeKing
* FallenHero: This villain used to be a hero before undergoing a tragic fall from grace.
** FallenAngel: When an angel falls from grace, be afraid. Be VERY afraid.
* FalseFriend: A "friend" that turns out to be anything but.
* FalselyReformedVillain: A villain who pretends to change their ways to further their latest evil plan.
* TheFamilyThatSlaysTogether
* FamilyValuesVillain
* FantasyAxisOfEvil
* FarEastAsianTerrorists: Ruthless militants from a country in East/Southeast Asia.
* FashionableEvil
* FashionVictimVillain
* TheFatalist
* FatBastard: An overweight person whose large size is matched only by their cruelty.
** FatSweatySouthernerInAWhiteSuit
* FemmeFatale: A charmingly attractive woman who knows how to exploit her good looks against gullible men.
** FemmeFataleSpy: A secret agent who uses sexual seduction to [[HoneyTrap make certain men spill important secrets]].
** TheVamp: A ''[[UpToEleven very evil]]'', conniving seductress.
*** LiteralManeater: A predatory female monster that [[ToServeMan lures in men for dinner]].
*** LoveInterestTraitor: At first, she seems like a potential girlfriend for the hero. But nope, she's working for the bad guys.
* FetusTerrible
* FillerVillain: The (minor) antagonist of a {{filler}} {{episode|s}} or story arc.
* FilmFelons
* FinalBoss: The last villain or antagonist that must be confronted at the end of the story.
* FiveBadBand: The EvilCounterpart of the FiveManBand.
* ForcedIntoEvil
* ForTheEvulz: What the villain does, he does because destiny says so, for his own amusement, or just because he can.
* ForgottenFriendNewFoe
* FormerRegimePersonnel
* FourEyesZeroSoul: A cold-hearted, bespectacled man who prominently wears a pair of eyeglasses.
* FromNobodyToNightmare: Formerly an ordinary and unassuming person, now they've descended into terrifying villainy.
* FullCircleRevolution: Everyone was hopeful for the overthrow of a tyrannical government... until it was replaced by another bad regime.
* TheFundamentalist: This villain always wants to be right, and anyone who disagrees with them is wrong.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:G]]
* TheGadfly: Someone who like to insult everyone because they enjoy seeing the resulting reactions.
* TheGambler
* GangBangers: Thugs and hoodlums who serve urban street gangs, which are smaller than organized crime syndicates.
** WhiteGangBangers: Criminal thugs of non-Hispanic white European descent (in contrast to gang-bangers of other ethnic groups).
* TheGeneralissimo: The evil oppressive dictator of a BananaRepublic.
* GeneralFailure
* GeneralRipper
* GenericDoomsdayVillain
* GigglingVillain
* TheGimmick
* GirlPosse
* GirlScoutsAreEvil
* GloryHound
* GloriousLeader
* AGodAmI: Don't just play God, '''BE''' GOD!
* GodSaveUsFromTheQueen
* GoldfishPoopGang
* GoodGirlGoneBad
* TheGroup
* UsefulNotes/GrandVizierJafar
* GreedyJew
* GreenAndMean
[[/folder]]

[[folder:H]]
* HairRaisingHare
* HairTriggerTemper: Everything pisses this villain off.
* HangingJudge: Runs his court like his own personal fiefdom; don't count on any justice if you're brought before him.
* HardCodedHostility
* HarmlessVillain: A bad guy who poses no real threat and is more likely to foil his own plans than other people.
** IneffectualSympatheticVillain: A bad guy who ''could be'' threatening, but are too stupid or incompetent to really pull it off.
*** TheFamilyForTheWholeFamily: Gangsters and mobsters who are too pathetic for the brutal world of organized crime.
*** MinionWithAnFInEvil: Some {{evil|Minions}} [[{{Mooks}} henchmen]] just really aren't cut out for villainy.
** NotSoHarmlessVillain: He looks like he wouldn't pose a real threat... [[SubvertedTrope but he actually does]].
* TheHashshashin: The original Assassins.
* HateSink: Someone who is created to attract hate from the audience.
* HaveYouComeToGloat
* HeadlessHorseman
* TheHeartless
* TheHeavy: The antagonist that does the most work in driving the plot forward.
* HerosEvilPredecessor: When the one who used to have the hero's job was evil.
* {{Heel}}: The villain in a ProfessionalWrestling match.
** ForeignWrestlingHeel: The evil foreign heel in a wrestling match.
** TheGiant: Large and in charge.
** GorgeousGeorge: An effeminate wrestling villain.
** WrestlingMonster
* HeelFaceMole: Thought I turned good? SUCKER!
* HeroesActVillainsHinder
* HeroismAddict: A villain who engineers dangerous situations so that they can stop them and be a hero.
* HeroKiller: Anytime this guy shows up, the good guys don't stand a chance.
* HerosEvilPredecessor
* HeteronormativeCrusader
* HeWhoFightsMonsters: A "hero" corrupted into villainy by revenge.
* HiddenAgendaVillain
* HiddenVillain
* HijackedByGanon: A previously defeated villain returns as a new threat.
* HistoricalRapSheet
* HistoricalVillainDowngrade
* HistoricalVillainUpgrade
** ApocalypseHitler
* HistorysCrimeWave
* HiveQueen
* HopeCrusher: Wants to drive people into despair and suffering.
* TheHorde
* HordeOfAlienLocusts
* HornyDevils
* HostileAnimatronics
* HostileHitchhiker
* HumanTraffickers: Criminals who smuggle people like contraband overseas, in a [[MadeASlave very]] [[SexSlave exploitative]] way.
* HungryMenace
[[/folder]]

[[folder:I]]
* IllegalGuardian
* ImaginaryEnemy: The opposite of an ImaginaryFriend, they're an antagonist made up in someone's mind.
* ImAHumanitarian: A cannibal who eats other people, usually after killing them.
* ImplacableMan
* InLoveWithYourCarnage
* IncidentalVillain
* InsaneAdmiral
* InsaneEqualsViolent: Mentally ill people are more physically aggressive.
* IntellectuallySupportedTyranny
* IntercomVillainy
* InterimVillain
* InvasionOfTheBabySnatchers
* InvincibleVillain
* IrishExplosivesExpert: [[UsefulNotes/TheTroubles Ruthless Irish militants]] who are experienced with committing terrorist bombings.
* TheIrishMob: Irish gangsters and mobsters.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:J]]
* JackassGenie: A [[OurGeniesAreDifferent magical being]] who will [[MakeAWish grant your wish]]... and [[BeCarefulWhatYouWishFor deliberately twist it into something bad]] for their own amusement.
* TheJailer
* {{Jerkass}}: A rude, mean, and unpleasant person. Although most of them aren't actually evil, most villains are jerks to some degree.
* JerkassGods: [[OurGodsAreDifferent Gods and goddesses]] who act as uncaring pricks towards the mortal beings they rule over.
** EverybodyHatesHades: When [[TheGrimReaper the god of death or the underworld]] is portrayed as evil, even if [[AdaptationalVillainy they weren't in]] [[SadlyMythtaken the original mythology]].
** GodOfEvil: A cruel and sinister deity who goes far beyond being a mere "jerkass", and actively [[AnthropomorphicPersonification represents the forces of evil and villainy]].
*** GodIsEvil: ''{{God}} Almighty Himself'' is the single divine being responsible for creating the [[CrapsackWorld miserable state of the universe]].
** MadGod: An all-powerful deity who is [[AxCrazy completely]] [[CloudCuckooLander insane]], affecting the world around them in unpredictable ways.
* JokerImmunity: The villain's continued survival is owed to [[PlotArmor protection by the writers]].
* JumpingOffTheSlipperySlope: A character's ambiguous moral orientation is proven as evil.
* JustBetweenYouAndMe
* JustLikeUs
* JustYouAndMeAndMyGuards
[[/folder]]

[[folder:K]]
* {{Kaiju}}: [[AttackOfTheFiftyFootWhatever Tall, gigantic, big-ass monsters]] from Japanese pop culture. Guaranteed to demolish at least one major city.
* KarmaHoudini: A villain who has been able to get away scot-free without any punishment for their crimes and sins.
** KarmaHoudiniWarranty: However, some of them can only evade justice for so long until [[LaserGuidedKarma the consequences finally catch up to them]].
* KeepingTheEnemyClose
* KickTheDog: A despicable deed done by him in different ways.
* KillerGorilla: Gorillas as savage, violent creatures.
* KillerRobot: An autonomous machine that knows how to kill people.
* KillerSpaceMonkey
* KingKoopaCopy
* TheKlan: Fictional portrayals of the UsefulNotes/KuKluxKlan, an infamous [[PoliticallyIncorrectVillain white-supremacist organization]] from the United States.
* KneelBeforeZod: Bow to me, hero! Acknowledge my supremacy!
* KnightOfCerebus: Everything was (relatively) funny and light-hearted until this bastard showed up.
** VileVillainSaccharineShow: An unusually evil antagonist in such a [[TastesLikeDiabetes sweet]] [[SugarBowl setting]].
* KnightTemplar: A self-righteous villain on some sort of moral crusade who goes ''way too far''.
** WellIntentionedExtremist: A villain with sympathetic motives to change society somehow, but they use inexcusable methods to reach their goal.
*** TheExtremistWasRight: It turns out that they may have actually had a good point after all, and the ends really do justify their means.
*** NotSoWellIntentionedExtremist: It turns out that their goals are way less noble and far more self-serving than they appear to be.
* KosherNostra: Jewish gangsters and mobsters.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:L]]
* LadyMacbeth
* LastVillainStand
* LaughablyEvil: This villain's purpose is often to make you and the audience laugh. Whether because they're [[HarmlessVillain too]] [[IneffectualSympatheticVillain incompetent]] to take seriously, or they've got a [[BlackComedy twisted sense]] [[ComedicSociopathy of humor]].
* LawmanGoneBad
* LeakingCanOfEvil
* LeanAndMean
* LegionOfDoom
* TheLegionsOfHell
* LesbianVampire
* LightIsNotGood: Think he's a good guy just because of his "good" magic and light-themed clothes? Think again!
* ALighterShadeOfBlack
* LivingDollCollector
* LivingShadow
* LivingWithTheVillain
* LoanShark
* LonersAreFreaks
* LoonyFan
* LoveToHate
* LowerClassLout
[[/folder]]

[[folder:M]]
* MadArtist
* MadBomber: They're armed with explosives and just want to blow shit up.
* MadScientist: An amoral scholar who conducts [[ForScience scientific experimentation]] without any regard for ethics.
** EvilutionaryBiologist: A mad scientist who seeks to "improve" humanity through GeneticEngineering.
** MadDoctor: A physician or other medical professional who has little or no regard for their patients' well-being.
*** PsychoPsychologist: A psychiatrist or psychotherapist who wants to exploit mentally ill people instead of helping them.
** MorallyAmbiguousDoctorate: They earned an esteemed university degree, just to exploit their expertise for amoral purposes.
* TheMafia: Italian gangsters and mobsters.
* TheMafiya: Gangsters and mobsters from Russia (and other ex-Soviet nations).
* MagnificentBastard: Outsmarts everyone else and looks good doing it.
** BastardUnderstudy
* MailerDaemon
* MakeMyMonsterGrow
* MakeTheBearAngryAgain
* MakeWayForTheNewVillains
* MalevolentMaskedMen
* TheMan
* TheManBehindTheCurtain
* TheManBehindTheMan
* TheManBehindTheMonsters
* TheManInFrontOfTheMan
* ManOfWealthAndTaste: Villain is rich and fashionable.
* ManiacMonkeys
* ManipulativeBastard: A villain who manipulates the characters through their emotions and various other means to further their plan (if they don't just do it intuitively that is) and ultimately, their goals.
* MascotVillain
* MasterOfIllusion
* MasterPoisoner
* MasterRace
* MeetTheNewBoss
* MegaMicrobes
* MentalHandicapMoralDeficiency: Intellectual disability and villainy are paired.
* MiddleEasternTerrorists: Ruthless militants from West Asia or North Africa. Often (though not always) Islamic extremists.
* MikeNelsonDestroyerOfWorlds
* MisanthropeSupreme
* MistakenForGranite
* MisterBig
* TheMobBossIsScarier
* MobileMenace
* TheMole: An evil character who has infiltrated a good guy group.
* MonumentOfHumiliationAndDefeat
* MonsterClown: A scary, evil circus performer.
** VillainousHarlequin
* MonsterOfTheWeek: A unique antagonist who usually only shows up for a single episode of a TV series.
* MonsterSobStory
* MonsterSuit
* MoralEventHorizon: An act so horrible and unforgivable that it ultimately lands him with eternal hate from other characters.
* MoralGuardians: If they cross over into WellIntentionedExtremist or other KnightTemplar territory.
* MorallyBankruptBanker
* MoralPragmatist
* MoralSociopathy
* MostDefinitelyNotAVillain
* MouthOfSauron
* MurderousMannequin
* MusicalAssassin
* MyCountryRightOrWrong
* MyMasterRightOrWrong
* MysteriousBacker
* MysteriousMercenaryPursuer
[[/folder]]

[[folder:N]]
* {{Narcissist}}: An egotistic {{jerk|ass}} with a ridiculously inflated sense of self-love, [[ItsAllAboutMe believing that the whole world revolves around them]]. And thus, anyone who refuses to be submissive to them are enemies.
* NearVillainVictory
* NebulousCriminalConspiracy
* NebulousEvilOrganisation
* NecessarilyEvil
* NephariousPharaoh
* NerdInEvilsHelmet
* NiceCharacterMeanActor
* NoAntagonist: Not every story needs a villain.
* NobleDemon: They do bad things, [[EvenEvilHasStandards but still have a sense of honor]].
* NobleTopEnforcer
* NoOneSeesTheBoss
* NonMaliciousMonster
* NoSongForTheWicked
* NotEvilJustMisunderstood
* NothingCanStopUsNow
* NotMeThisTime
[[/folder]]

[[folder:O]]
* ObliviouslyEvil: This guy has no idea that what he's doing is wrong.
* ObviousJudas
* ObviouslyEvil: You can tell he's evil just by looking at his appearance.
* OffingTheMouth
* OffingTheOffspring
* OminousAdversarialAmusement: You've won! But then the villain starts laughing . . .
* OmnicidalManiac: They want to kill everyone and destroy everything in existence.
* TheOmniscientCouncilOfVagueness
* OneBadMother
* OneWingedAngel
* OpportunisticBastard
* OpposingSportsTeam
* OrderIsNotGood: Because Order likes to oppress freedom and not even looking at people individually, it's often a villain materials [[OrderVsChaos compared to Chaos]].
* OrderliesAreCreeps
* OutDamnedSpot
* OutsideContextProblem
** OutsideGenreFoe
** TechnologicallyAdvancedFoe
* OverarchingVillain
[[/folder]]

[[folder:P]]
* TheParanoiac
* PaedoHunt: Pedophiles are especially evil.
* PaidHarem
* PedophilePriest: A (superficially) holy man-of-the-cloth with an unholy interest in children.
* PeekABogeyman
* ThePeepingTom
* PeoplePuppets
* PerkyFemaleMinion
* PerversePuppet
* PiggybackingOnHitler
* {{Pirate}}s: Thieves and criminals who operate in bodies of water instead of dry land.
** GhostPirate: [[TheUndead Undead]] pirates.
** APirate400YearsTooLate: Anachronistic pirates in the modern day.
** PirateGirl: [[DarkActionGirl Female]] pirate.
** RuthlessModernPirates: Unromanticized pirates in the modern day.
** SkyPirate: Pirates in the air.
** SpacePirates: Pirates [[RecycledInSpace in space]].
** SubmarinePirates: Pirates who are literally ''under'' the sea.
* {{Plaguemaster}}
* PlanetEater
* PlotIrrelevantVillain
* PoisonousCaptive
* PoisonousFriend
* PoisonousPerson
* PokeThePoodle: A mildly bad deed committed by the villain (usually the incompetent type)
* PoliceState
* PoliteVillainsRudeHeroes
* PoliticallyCorrectVillain: A bad guy who [[EvenEvilHasStandards openly dislikes discrimination]].
** EqualOpportunityEvil: They'll gladly hire anyone to do their dirty work; regardless of gender, sexuality, race, religion, etc.
* PoliticallyIncorrectVillain: Someone who's evil because they're a hateful, prejudiced bigot.
* PredatoryBusiness
* PredecessorVillain
* PresidentEvil
* ProfessionalKiller: Also known as contract killers, hitmen, or assassins. You pay these guys to murder anyone you want.
** CarnivalOfKillers: A wide assortment of assassins, usually attracted by an open contract on someone's hide.
** MurderInc: A gang of killers-for-hire.
* PsychoElectro
* PsychoExGirlfriend: [[WomanScorned Pissed-off former lovers from hell]].
* PsychoPrototype
* PsychopathicManchild: A villain/antagonist with more than a few childish tendencies, who act too immaturely in a very creepy way.
* PsychoSupporter
* ThePunishment
* APupilOfMineUntilHeTurnedToEvil
* PureIsNotGood
* PutThemAllOutOfMyMisery
* {{Pyromaniac}}: An arsonist who just loves to [[KillItWithFire destroy things with fire]].
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Q]]
* TheQuincyPunk
* TheQuisling
[[/folder]]

[[folder:R]]
* RaisingTheSteaks
* RegentForLife
* RegularlyScheduledEvil
* TheRemnant
* RenegadeSplinterFaction
** RenegadeRussian
* TheRenfield
** TheIgor
* ReptilesAreAbhorrent
* RepulsiveRingmaster
* RestartTheWorld
* RetiredMonster
* RichBitch
* RightHandCat
** RightHandAttackDog
* RightWingMilitiaFanatic: [[AcceptablePoliticalTargets Far-right]] [[WesternTerrorists American terrorists]] who really don't like the US federal government.
* RivalTurnedEvil
* RoboticPsychopath
* RogueAgent
* RoguesGallery
* RoguesGalleryShowcase
* RoguesGalleryTransplant
* RogueProtagonist
* RootingForTheEmpire
* RottenRockAndRoll: Villains having rock as their theme music.
* RuleOfTwo
[[/folder]]

[[folder:S]]
* {{Sadist}}: This guy really loves to make others suffer, doesn't he?
** SoftSpokenSadist
* SadistTeacher
* {{Satan}}: The BigBad of Abrahamic mythology and religion. Usually depicted as the evil lord of {{Hell}} who opposes {{God}}.
** DevilButNoGod: Satan appears in the story, but God doesn't for some reason.
** SatanicArchetype: A demonic villain with various Devil-like traits.
* TheSavageIndian: A scary Native American warrior, especially one who likes to [[FlayingAlive remove their enemies' scalps]].
* ScaryBlackMan: A big, thuggish brute of a guy who is of Black African descent.
* ScaryDogmaticAliens: Extraterrestrial villains who are motivated by some extremist political or religious ideology.
* ScaryScarecrows
* ScrewySquirrel
* SchoolyardBullyAllGrownUp
* SealedEvilInACan: An ancient villain that was locked away in some sort of prison or container to keep them from wreaking havoc on the world.
* SecondaryColorNemesis
* SecretCircleOfSecrets
* SecretPolice: A law enforcement / intelligence agency that serves the interests of a despotic government; especially the suppression of all political opposition, [[ColdBloodedTorture by any means necessary]].
* SerialKiller: A murderer who makes a habit of gradually killing individual victims, one after another.
** JackTheRipoff: A copycat killer who takes after the infamous UsefulNotes/JackTheRipper.
** ThemeSerialKiller: This murderer has a predictable gimmick as part of their ''modus operandi''.
*** PoeticSerialKiller: They like to use an [[DeathByIrony ironic method]] against each of their victims.
** SerialKillerKiller: A ({{vigilante|Man}}) serial killer who [[HunterOfHisOwnKind targets other serial killers]].
* SerialRapist: Someone who's made a sick hobby out of finding unlucky people, just to sexually assault them.
* ShadowArchetype
* ShadowDictator
* ShadyRealEstateAgent
* ShootTheMessenger
* SiblingsInCrime
* SilentAntagonist
* ASinisterClue
* SinisterGeometry
* SinisterMinister
* SinisterShades
* SissyVillain
* SixthRangerTraitor
* SlidingScaleOfAntagonistVileness
* SlidingScaleOfAntiVillains
* SlidingScaleOfVillainEffectiveness
* SlidingScaleOfVillainThreat
* SmugSnake: He has such an over-the-top-ego that we just can't stand him.
* TheSocialDarwinist: They use MightMakesRight as an excuse to torment anyone they believe to be weaker than them.
* TheSociopath: Someone who's [[LackOfEmpathy totally devoid of any real compassion]] towards other people, allowing them to do evil things without feeling any pity or remorse.
* SortingAlgorithmOfEvil: Each major enemy or group of enemies become more powerful than the first.
* TheSoulless: Someone (or something) that ''literally'' has no [[OurSoulsAreDifferent soul]], and thus is incredibly dangerous.
* TheSpymaster
* StageMom
* StalkerWithACrush
** PrinceCharmingWannabe
* StandardEvilEmpireHierarchy
* StandardEvilOrganizationSquad
* TheStarscream
* StartOfDarkness
* StarterVillain: The very first antagonist to be confronted at the beginning of the story.
* StateSec
* StraightEdgeEvil
* StrawHypocrite
* StrawNihilist
* StrongerSibling
* SuddenSequelHeelSyndrome
* SuperPersistentPredator
* SuperpoweredEvilSide
* SupervillainLair: Any larger-than-life evil-doer would not be complete without a wickedly cool base or hideout.
* SuspiciouslyIdleOfficers
* TheSvengali
* TheSwarm
* SwiperNoSwiping
* TheSyndicate
[[/folder]]

[[folder:T]]
* TaxidermyIsCreepy
* TeamKiller
* TeensAreMonsters: Adolescent youths can be nasty people.
* TerribleTrio
* TerroristsWithoutACause: Ruthless militants who terrorize people under the pretense of an ideology, but lack any real political goals.
* TheatrePhantom
* ThematicRoguesGallery
* ThenLetMeBeEvil
* TheyLookJustLikeEveryoneElse
* ThisCannotBe: Once his plans are foiled, he voices his disbelief that it happened, despite the evidence staring him in the face.
* ThoseTwoBadGuys
* ThoseWackyNazis: German [[AcceptablePoliticalTargets fascists]] (and their ideological descendants, Neo-Nazis). Best known for their [[PoliticallyIncorrectVillain violent racism]] against anyone who's Jewish, Romani, Slavic, or non-white.
** ANaziByAnyOtherName: A villain or villainous organization with [[DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything heavy Nazi undertones and/or inspiration]].
** NaziGrandpa: This old German man is really an infamous (fugitive) Nazi war criminal.
** NaziProtagonist: [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin A]] [[ThoseWackyNazis Nazi]] [[VillainProtagonist Protagonist]].
* ToCreateAPlaygroundForEvil
* TokenEvilTeammate: Among a group of heroes (or otherwise law-abiding folks), this guy has the biggest mean streak of them all.
* TokenMotivationalNemesis
* TomTheDarkLord
* TortureTechnician: An expert on inflicting mental and/or physical pain on other people, whether as a means of interrogation, punishment, or pure sadism.
* TotalitarianUtilitarian
* TragicVillain: Someone who turned evil due to [[DarkAndTroubledPast something sad and terrible]] [[FreudianExcuse that happened to them]].
* TrappedInVillainy
* TreacherousAdvisor
* TheTriadsAndTheTongs: Chinese gangsters and mobsters.
* {{Troll}}
* {{Tykebomb}}
** LaserGuidedTykebomb
[[/folder]]

[[folder:U]]
* {{Ubermensch}}
* UltimateEvil
* UncannyValleyGirl
* TheUnfettered
* UnhandThemVillain
* UnholyMatrimony
* UsedToBeASweetKid
* TheUsualAdversaries
* TheUsurper
* UtopiaJustifiesTheMeans
** PerfectionIsImpossible
[[/folder]]

[[folder:V]]
* VainSorceress
* VampireVannabe
* VeryPunchableMan
* ViciousVac
* VileVillainLaughableLackey: A duo consisting of a [[KnightOfCerebus serious]] [[BigBad villain]] with a [[LaughablyEvil humorous]] [[TheDragon subordinate]].
* VillainAntagonist: Usually, the main bad guy of the story serves as the opponent to the HeroProtagonist ([[VillainProtagonist though that's not]] [[HeroAntagonist always the case]]).
* VillainBall
** VillainBallMagnet
* VillainByDefault
* VillainCorner
* VillainCred
* VillainDecay
* VillainEpisode: ADayInTheLimelight {{episode|s}} featuring the bad guy(s).
* VillainExclusivityClause
* VillainForgotToLevelGrind
* VillainHasAPoint
* AVillainNamedKhan
* AVillainNamedZrg
* VillainOfAnotherStory
* VillainOpeningScene
* VillainousVow
* VillainProtagonist: When the main character of the story is ''very far'' from being a "{{hero|Protagonist}}".
* VillainSong: A [[MusicalNumberIndex musical piece]] with a bad guy as its subject.
** VillainLoveSong
** VillainousAdviceSong
** VillainousLament
** VillainRecruitmentSong
** TheVillainSucksSong
* VillainRespect
* VillainSue
* VillainTakesAnInterest
* VillainTeamUp
* VillainTeleportation
* VillainWithGoodPublicity
* VillainWorld: This is what happens if the BigBad successfully manages to TakeOverTheWorld and [[CrapsackWorld rule it as a dystopian dictatorship]].
* VillainousBreakdown: When things happen that don't go according to his plans, he completely loses his composure.
* VillainousBSOD
* VillainousCheekbones
* VillainousCrush
* VillainousFriendship
* VillainousGentrification
* VillainousGlutton
* VillainousIncest: A bad guy has sexual relations with a biological relative, to show how depraved and disgusting they are.
** InbredAndEvil: A person being born of incest can play havoc with their morals.
* VillainousLegacy
* VillainousUnderdog
* VillainousValour
* VillainousWidowsPeak
* VillainsActHeroesReact
* VillainsBlendInBetter
* VillainsDyingGrace
* VillainsOutShopping
* VillainsWantMercy
* VillainyFreeVillain
* TheVirus
** TheCorruption
* VisionaryVillain
[[/folder]]

[[folder:W]]
* WalkingSpoiler: Usually, if a character is one of these, [[HiddenVillain they turn out to be a villain unbeknownst to both the characters and the audience]].
* WardensAreEvil
* WeAreEverywhere
* WeHaveReserves
* WelcomeToEvilMart
* WesternTerrorists: Ruthless militants from a country in Europe or North/South America.
* WhiteHairBlackHeart
* WithGreatPowerComesGreatOpposition: Those who obtain mass amounts of power will create enemies from both heroes and other villains. Likewise, villains would challenge heroes because of this trope.
* WhatMeasureIsAMook
* WhosLaughingNow
* WickedCultured: A sinister individual with a taste for high culture and the finer things in life.
** WickedPretentious: But this guy is only doing it to appear more sophisticated than he really is.
* WickedToymaker
* WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds
* TheWormThatWalks
* TheWrongfulHeirToTheThrone
[[/folder]]

[[folder:X]]
* XenomorphXerox: A monster [[{{Expy}} based on]] the iconic creatures from the ''{{Franchise/Alien}}'' movies.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Y]]
* {{Yakuza}}: Japanese gangsters and mobsters.
* {{Yandere}}
* YellowPeril: Stereotypical villains of East Asian ethnicity. Very common in [[ValuesDissonance older, more racist works of fiction]].
** DragonLady: A [[FemmeFatale sexy]], [[TheVamp seductive]] villainess of East Asian ethnicity.
* YouHaveFailedMe: He callously punishes those who fail to do as he orders with the death penalty.
* YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness: When he decides he no longer needs other people, he just simply offs them. Callously.
** ShootTheBuilder
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Z (empty)]]
[[/folder]]

[[/index]]
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