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-> "''One-Eyes win again! I shall gnaw the Golden City to the bone, and I shall spit it out! No one is left alive to warn them! One-Eyes, One-Eyes, the day of death has come to the Golden Land! And I shall conquer the Golden City! I shall trample and'' break ''them, and not show pity! No man escapes the Mighty One Eye!''
-->--'''Mighty One Eye''', whilst standing AtopAMountainOfCorpses, ''WesternAnimation/TheThiefAndTheCobbler'' (original workprint/''Recobbled Cut'')

[[WesternAnimation Cartoons]] have always been home to supervillains whose whole lives seemed to be dedicated to committing evil acts, without any redeeming qualities to speak of other than humor. And then there are some who took it even further. [[CompleteMonster Much further.]]

Other non-{{Monster/Anime|AndManga}} works can be found [[Monster/OtherMedia here]].

!!The following have their own pages:

* ''{{Monster/Bionicle}}''
* Monster/CartoonNetwork
* ''[[Monster/ConanTheBarbarian Conan the Adventurer]]''
* Monster/DCAnimation
* Monster/{{Disney}}
* ''Monster/GIJoe''
* Monster/MarvelAnimation
* ''Monster/StarWars''
* ''Monster/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles''
* ''Monster/{{Transformers}}''

!!Other examples:


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* ''WesternAnimation/ActionMan'' (2000 CGI series): [[MadScientist Dr. X]] is the [[BigBad mastermind behind all the evil in the series]], committing all his crimes in the name of [[EvilutionaryBiologist evolving humanity into perfection]] for him to control. Before initiating his more monstrous actions, X, requiring a new body for himself, kidnaps a young man named Brendan Caine, subjects him to torturous experiments that turn him into a SuperSoldier, then transplants his own mind into Caine's body. X then becomes free to spread his influence worldwide, and immediately forms his [[LegionOfDoom Council of Doom]], after which he begins [[ForScience various attempts]] to "test" humanity to determine which of them is most suitable to become part of his "Neo Humanity". These so-called tests range from trying to start a nuclear holocaust and flash freezing the entire planet, to infecting millions with a virus he hopes will lead to them ripping each other apart, leaving only the survivors for him to horrifically transform into his personal super soldiers. Showing numerous times that [[NotSoWellIntentionedExtremist any well-intentioned claims are utter hypocrisy]], not only does X regularly attempt to kill hundreds of innocents out of nothing but spite toward his ArchEnemy, Action Man, but X's plans to "improve" humanity always amount to simply replicating his own mind onto everyone else. In the finale of the series, X finally [[VillainousBreakdown loses whatever sense of reason he had]] when he decides to drag an asteroid to crash into the Earth and [[OmnicidalManiac wipe out everything]], [[BadBoss including his own Council of Doom]], then just rebuild humanity from scratch with himself as the base reference. A complete and total psychopath unable to comprehend the fact that imperfections are what makes humanity special, Dr. X was so convinced of his own [[AGodAmI godlike infallibility]] that he failed to realize just how maniacal and petty his goals were.
* ''WesternAnimation/AdventuresOfTheGalaxyRangers'': The BigBad is [[GodSaveUsFromTheQueen The Queen of the Crown]], an [[EvilSorcerer evil]] [[SorcerousOverlord sorceress]] who starts off by ambushing Kirwin, and putting a heavy bounty on humans for every two-bit thug in the galaxy. We find out that she's mashing the humans down for LifeEnergy to [[PoweredByAForsakenChild power constructs through which she can see, hear, and administer her Empire]]. It's not only an exceedingly painful process, [[AndIMustScream but the poor bastard is fully awake and aware of what's happened]]. We also see that she slaughtered millions on the planet of Tortuna, leaving a few, domed cities behind in a lot of wasteland. She also was hunting humans because the ''last'' race she used to power Slaverlords has been hunted to near-extinction and she needed replacements. If that wasn't bad enough, she enslaves an entire planet, making the inhabitants work in concentration camp conditions to build a massive hyperspace cannon she uses to [[DefaceOfTheMoon blow a chunk out of Earth's moon]], threatening to do worse to Earth unless they gave her 5000 humans in tribute. On a personal level, she uses the only psychocrystal she's made from a human ([[TheHero Zach's]] [[IHaveYourWife wife]]) to commit MindRape nightly on ''both of them.''
* ''WesternAnimation/AlfredJKwak'': [[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast The Evil Spirit Of Darkness]] from the two-parter "The Strange Bottle" and "Flying Carpet" is an [[JackassGenie evil genie]] who terrorized the land long ago [[ForTheEvulz for fun]], causing droughts, floods, storms, plagues, and fires, destroying cities and killing many people. After [[GodOfGood The Almighty One]] sealed the spirit [[SealedEvilInACan inside a bottle]], the spirit vowed that when it was freed, it would [[UngratefulBastard kill whoever freed it]] to spite the god who punished it previously, before returning to its homeland to terrorize the people once more. When Dolf and Alfred free the spirit, it tries to eat Alfred despite the fact that [[WouldHurtAChild he is a child]].
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Animalia}}'': [[BigBad Wooster Q. Weasel]]--better known as [[TheDreaded the Creeper]]--is the former king of Animalia and a WickedWeasel extraordinaire, [[KnightOfCerebus brings an unprecedented darkness]] to a series that had [[VileVillainSaccharineShow otherwise been very lighthearted]]. Having become [[DrunkWithPower drunk on his own power]] during [[TheCaligula his tenure as king]] and exiled for the safety of Animalia as a whole, the Creeper resolves to take back the power of the Core regardless of the consequences to Animalia. A refined [[ManipulativeBastard manipulator]], the Creeper attempts to start a war in Animalia through Tyrannicus, and after this fails, moves on to tricking his [[EvilFormerFriend old friend]] King Livingstone and his young friend by pretending to undergo an epiphany, only to [[RedemptionRejection backstab the two]] and try and have them blown away to their deaths into the Winds of No Return purely out of spite. The series finale sees the Creeper at his nastiest: Upon taking the power of the Core and resuming control of Animalia, the Creeper brainwashes and captures all resistance and ultimately strives to use the knowledge contained within the Corespore to travel to and subject other worlds entirely-- at the consequence of [[OmnicidalManiac killing off everyone in Animalia]].
* ''[[Franchise/AvatarTheLastAirbender Avatar]]'' [[Franchise/AvatarTheLastAirbender Universe]]:
** ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'': [[EvilIsBurningHot Fire]] Lord [[BigBad Ozai]] is a genocidal, [[WouldHurtAChild child-abusing]] fascist dictator who has dedicated weeks at a time and large portions of his national army to hunting down and killing a twelve-year-old and his friends. He forced Ursa into marrying him, and tried to kill her old lover out of spite. He obtained the throne when he manipulated Ursa into murdering his father to usurp the throne from his grieving older brother Iroh. [[RewardedAsATraitorDeserves He then thanked her with banishment from the Fire Nation]] and threatened to hunt them down and kill the children if she took them with her. He [[AbusiveParents abused his son Zuko]] out of spite when [[spoiler:Ursa claimed that Zuko was not his son even though he knew it was a lie]], burned his face for speaking out of turn, and [[OffingTheOffspring tried to shot him with lightning]] [[spoiler: when he decides to join Aang]]. He manipulated his loyal daughter Azula into becoming his [[DaddysLittleVillain perfect little villain]] to the point where she snaps from the pressure, only to later discard her to a completely meaningless position. Finally, his reaction to news of rebellions in the Earth Kingdom is to try to [[KillItWithFire incinerate the continent]]. Even after his downfall he stills tries to [[ManipulativeBastard manipulate his son Zuko into being a tyrant like himself]]. He doesn't regret any of those moments and feels no remorse for the consequences.
** ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra'': Unalaq is Korra's EvilUncle, the leader of the Northern Water Tribe, and one of the primary villains of Book 2. Years ago, Unalaq, [[CainAndAbel jealous of his older brother]], Tonraq, had him exiled from his home tribe after [[FrameUp framing him]] as responsible for the destruction the Dark Spirits inflicted on their tribe. Later trying to have [[TheHero Avatar Korra]], a child at the time, kidnapped, Unalaq abandoned his partners to their fates when the plan failed. When the Dark Spirits return, Unalaq takes control of the Southern Water Tribe from Tonraq and has anyone who may oppose him disposed of, triggering a war between the water tribes. Later attempting to open a spirit portal, Unalaq tries to leave his son to die when he is injured, and, realizing only the Avatar can open the portals, threatens to destroy the soul of [[spoiler:Jinora, a little girl]], to force Korra to assist him, then tries to condemn [[spoiler: Jinora]] to [[FateWorseThanDeath the Fog of Lost Souls]] and to murder Korra even after she opened the portal. Revealing his true colors, Unalaq assaults the Southern Water Tribe; beats down Tonraq, sparing his life solely so he can see [[TheResenter Unalaq win]]; [[spoiler: then frees Vaatu, the spirit of darkness and chaos, with whom he has been partnered with the entire season, fuses with him into a Dark Avatar, and tears the spirit of light and order, Raava, out of Korra and attempts to obliterate her. Unalaq then attacks Republic City and announces his plans to rule over humanity after destroying all world order]]. A sociopath with a [[AGodAmI god complex]], Unalaq stands out as the most monstrous villain in this series.
* ''ComicBook/BlakeAndMortimer'': In this animated adaption of the comic, [[ArchEnemy Colonel Olrik]] is even more fiendish than in the comics. A [[PsychoForHire mercenary willing to work for the highest bidder]], Olrik is first introduced working as a military adviser for an empire and leads bombing runs against several major cities, devastating them and killing thousands in the process. Olrik wants to steal Professor Mortimer's new invention the Swordfish plane, betray the Empire and [[TakeOverTheWorld rule the world]] himself. After that scheme is foiled, Olrik returns, leads a military coup that turns a democratic country into a dictatorship and joins forces with a rogue general in Atlantis, trying to encourage a military coup there as well that would leave hundreds dead, just to plunder Atlantis's resources. Olrik later shows up and commissions a MadScientist to build a machine that [[WeatherManipulation controls the weather]]. Olrik uses this machine to cause disasters across Europe, until he unveils his master plan to blanket Western Europe in a toxic fog, killing everyone, so that a foreign power can successfully invade. Much later Olrik is seemingly killed after trying to using alchemy to gain immortality, but he is merely banished to an alternate world, where he takes over and rules as a dictator. Wanting revenge for being banished from the Earth, Olrik plans to use a powerful moon medallion in a ritual that would destroy the Earth.
* ''WesternAnimation/CadillacsAndDinosaurs'':
** In this AnimatedAdaptation of ''Xenozoic Tales'', [[EvilPoacher Hammer Terhune]], who works for [[CorruptPolitician Governor Scharnhorst]], one of the leaders of the City in the Sea ([[BigApplesauce New York City]], AfterTheEnd), tries to discredit [[NatureHero Jack Tenrec's]] philosophy of promoting a balance between humans and nature. To do this, Hammer uses a sonic transmitter to torment a T-Rex and have it attack nearby settlements. Hammer also tries to discredit Tenrec by trying to cause a bunch of Triceratops to stampede and kill people in a mining town. Unhappy with taking orders from Scharnhorst, Hammer hijacks a [[KillSat killer satellite]] and plans to use it to [[TheStarscream destroy the City in the Sea]], so that he can take over. Later Hammer discovers a boy who can control dinosaurs and wants to use him in his poaching business. To test the boy's skills, Hammer [[WouldHurtAChild throws him a pit with a hungry raptor and sees if he can control it]]. In his final appearance, Hammer uses some stolen dynamite to try to flush out some dinosaurs, but this causes a wildfire instead. The wildfire is heading towards some gas wells Scharnhorst recently constructed and if the fire reaches the wells, it will cause an explosion that will devastate the jungle, resulting in mass starvation for the City in the Sea. Scharnhorst orders [[EnemyMine Hammer to work with Tenrec to fix this problem]], by helping Tenrec use nitroglycerin to create a barrier between the fire and the wells. However, Hammer intents to kill Tenrec instead and steal the nitroglycerin for himself, not caring that his actions have endangered millions of lives.
** In the episode "Duel", Jack Tenrac meets his old [[FalseFriend friend]] and [[RivalTurnedEvil rival]], Sean Russel. Russel sabotages Tenrac's car and steals a helicopter engine from him. He uses his new helicopter to go to the home of the Grith, [[LizardFolk a race of peaceful sentiment lizard creatures]] who communicate through telepathy, and steals the life stone, a gem they need to survive. Russel uses the stone to summon several dinosaurs to a valley. Russel captures Tenrac and says he invited the aforementioned Hammer Terhune and his brothers to come and slaughter both the dinosaurs and the Grith, planning to sell their meat and bones on the black market. Tenrac lectures Russel about selling out the Grith to make a profit and [[IgnoredEpiphany Russel seems to briefly feel guilty over it]], but quickly [[{{Greed}} decides he cares far more about money then his old beliefs]] and continues with his genocidal scheme.
* ''WesternAnimation/CaptainPlanetAndThePlaneteers'' has these two [[KnightOfCerebus Knights of Cerebus]], who are motivated more by [[ForTheEvulz sadistic enjoyment]] than mere {{greed}}:
** [[FauxAffablyEvil Zarm]], [[GodOfEvil the Spirit of War and Destruction]], is arguably the strongest and most deadly adversary of Gaia and the Planeteers. A former Spirit of the Earth exiled by Gaia, [[EvilCounterpart Zarm]] dedicates himself to bringing ruin and destruction in all forms to Gaia and all she protects out of vengeful spite, having consumed at least one planet to the tides of destruction and constantly attempting to do the same to Earth. Zarm attempts to initiate all-out nuclear war on Earth; painfully reverts Gaia to a withered old lady incapable of stopping the Earth from dying and taking over the Earth for a ten-year-period of time where the Earth has become desiccated and ruined; coins a strategy he calls "Scorched Earth" by [[TheCorrupter convincing world leaders to obliterate their own land and people]] (and claims to have been "[[TheManBehindTheMan a part]] of [[HistoricalRapSheet every important tyrant in history]]"); and nearly dooms the Planeteers' efforts to stop an alternate timeline where the Eco-Villains' descendants rule the planet by smugly ordering a young girl Ma-Ti saves [[WouldHurtAChild murdered]]. A sadist [[CardCarryingVillain drunk on his own capacity for destruction]], Zarm is one of the single greatest sources of human misery within the show.
** The [[NamesToRunAwayFrom appropriately-named Verminous Skumm]] is a [[RodentsOfUnusualSize humanoid rat-man]] who, despite being far less powerful than the aforementioned [[PhysicalGod Zarm]], manages to be just as evil. [[YouDirtyRat Taking a sick pleasure in the polluted and festering]], Skumm's schemes vary from willingly endangering and trying to destroy entire cities, and include deliberately trying to destroy an entire city with a cloud of acid rain and flooding Venice with oversized, carnivorous rats; peddling mind-altering drugs and even murdering Linka's cousin Boris through them; attempting to bait two sides of the UsefulNotes/ArabIsraeliConflict into using a nuclear bomb in Jerusalem Mount, as well as bringing nukes into UsefulNotes/TheTroubles and [[UsefulNotes/TheApartheidEra apartheid South Africa]]; and attempting to flood the entire world with his "Rat Rot" chemical to turn everyone into his mutated rat slaves. Skumm's end goal is to destroy the civilized world and enslave what remains to his mutated RatMen followers to rule over them all as a king. Happily admitting "[[CardCarryingVillain I'm ignorance; I'm fear; I'm hate]]" and taking delight in everything from [[KickTheDog ruining the life of a single person]]--a teenager with AIDS--for giggles, to the attempted annihilation of millions of lives, Skumm stands out as the darkest of the recurring Eco-Villains due to his propensity to target people rather than the environment.
* ''WesternAnimation/ChuckNorrisKarateKommandos'': [[BigBad The Claw]] is the leader of [[NebulousEvilOrganization VULTURE]], a cabinet of terrorists willing to wreak vast destruction under the Claw's firm eye in their goal of [[TakeOverTheWorld world domination]]. The Claw, throughout the series, hijacks an undersea lab to use its powers to try and wipe out coastal cities; tries to seize a NATO memory core to disable their defenses; coldly orders Norris's young friend Too Much [[WouldHurtAChild murdered]]; attempts to seize a powerful laser robot to use it to attack and devastate Tokyo and orders a train full of people transporting it spitefully destroyed; and steals a shuttle to try and extort billions of dollars out of all the world's major powers lest he use a KillSat to obliterate all of the capital cities of each powerful country around the world. Throughout the series, the Claw regularly [[BadBoss tortures and murders his own minions with aplomb]] and is happy to claim as many civilian lives as it takes to further his own nefarious agenda.
* ''WesternAnimation/ClassOfTheTitans'': The Titan [[BigBad Cronus]], when released from his prison in Tartarus (where he was imprisoned for being an evil tyrant and for trying to [[OffingTheOffspring kill his kids]]), wastes no time in seeking to resume his dominance over the world and all in it. With nothing but hatred for his children and the other Gods, Cronus is utterly brutal and merciless in his tactics, which include [[ColdBloodedTorture torturing]] and [[AbusiveParents trying to kill his own children]] while throwing the world into chaos and disarray. Cronus eventually gets tired of the human heroes resisting him and makes it a point to attempt to [[KillAllHumans exterminate the entire human race]] in retribution. At other points, Cronus releases the [[SavageWolves savage werewolf]] Lycaon from imprisonment to eat "whomever he may please" and tries to get his [[AlmightyMom mother Gaea]] to kill Zeus for him. [[FauxAffablyEvil Sophisticated, suave, seemingly polite]] and never at loss for a vicious plan, Cronus repeatedly proved how nothing would stand in his goals of domination and destruction.
* ''WesternAnimation/DannyPhantom: WesternAnimation/TheUltimateEnemy'': [[EvilMeScaresMe Dark Danny]] [[note]]referred to as Dan Phantom in the [[UsefulNotes/GameBoyAdvance video game adaptation]][[/note]] was once the [[FallenHero otherwise-noble Danny Phantom]] in his timeline. He was born of a fusion between the ghost halves of Danny and his ArchEnemy, Vlad Masters. The first thing Dark Danny does upon his conception is brutally murder his human half, before embarking on a campaign of random destruction for his own amusement. In the future, Dark Danny has conquered the world and turned it into an apocalyptic wasteland in the process. Realizing that other parties have been meddling in the time stream, Dark Danny decides to personally ensure his rebirth by making sure the catalyst that caused his transformation comes to pass. Since he was created following the deaths of everyone he loved, Dark Danny attempts to murder his parents, his sister, and his two best friends. Dark Danny [[VileVillainSaccharineShow stood out as being the darkest and most chilling villain in the series]], even making the show's previous main villain Vlad Masters [[TheAtoner want to help and atone for his hand in his creation]].
* ''WesternAnimation/DeltaState'': Of all the [[BodySnatcher Rifters]] that appeared in this series, [[BigBad Sven Ragnar]] is easily the worst. Sven is a super Rifter, in charge of the Rifter invasion of the human world, and is opposed by [[MentorArchetype Broody]] and his proteges: Martin, Phillip, Claire and Luna. In his first appearance, Sven [[BadBoss kills one his Rifter minions]] for lounging around in a hotel room instead of performing her appointed tasks. Later he kills a psychic that could detect Rifters, fearing she is a threat to his invasion plans. In another scheme, Sven uses his [[VoluntaryShapeshifting shapeshifting powers]] to impersonate a hospital administrator, who is pushing a new microchip that would be implanted in the human brain, claiming it had medical benefits, but which in reality this chip simply allows Rifters to take over human minds more quickly. 20% of the patients who received this chip would have been taken over by Rifters, while the rest would die. Sven also kills Martin's father to prevent Martin from discovering his past. Sven decides to torment Phillip, mocking him over the fact that his mother abandoned him. Sven's sister Marie [[HighHeelFaceTurn falls in love]] with Phillip and saves him from Sven's wrath, so Sven kills her. Broody eventually revels that he himself is a Rifter and has been training his students to fight Rifters so they can be powerful enough to [[ThanatosGambit kill him]], before his Rifter energy [[SuperPowerMeltdown overwhelms him]] and causes him to [[EarthShatteringKaboom explode]]. Sven does everything in his power to stop Broody's students from preventing this disaster.
* ''WesternAnimation/ExoSquad'':
** [[ANaziByAnyOtherName Phaeton]], the [[BigBad ruler]] of the Neosapien empire, uses words like "equality" and pretends to care about the well-being and future of the Neosapiens, but his actions prove this is nothing more than manipulative rhetoric. Before the series started, Phaeton [[FaceHeelTurn sold out the Neosapien rebellion]] to save his own skin, and rises to power by initiating [[KillAllHumans genocide on humanity]], establishing death camps and killing any who resist--and those who don't. His tactics include forcible starvation, forced labor or just nasty executions. [[BadBoss Not even his men are exempt]], as Phaeton is very keen on executing them for minor failures and cloning them. Phaeton's ego and hypocrisy are manifest in how he sends so many of his loyal men to their own deaths on suicidal missions and, at the end, even his most loyal aide Livia deserts him for his plans that would have wiped out his own race to secure his own victory. If Phaeton ever held noble ideals, they're gone by the time he enacts his plan at the start of the series and he grows increasingly evil as he degrades physically and mentally. He is nothing more than a murderous, power-hungry, genocidal, cowardly fascist by the end, and one who would see the galaxy burn for the sake of his own power and advancement.
** General Draconis is the Neosapien Governor in charge of Venus. Cruel even by the brutal standards the aforementioned Phaeton has set for their species, Draconis doesn't even have Phaeton's pretense of trying to help the Neosapien people. Everything Draconis does is [[ItsAllAboutMe for his own advancement]]. Draconis enacts a scorched earth campaign on Venus, creating a planet-wide famine that wipes out the majority of the civilian population, with the few survivors sent to toil in forced labor camps. Draconis's treatment of his own race is little better, even murdering two Neo Megas assigned to him as advisors because he felt their "suggestions" undermined his absolute authority. As a contingency if Venus fell out of his control, Draconis rigged a hydrogen bomb to the city of Vesta, intending to spite his enemies by murdering thousands of human civilians. Draconis assigned a noble soldier named [[AntiVillain Thrax]] to detonate the bomb in order to "redeem" himself for showing mercy to an Exo Squad member. Except Draconis lied about there being a timer for the bomb, and once Thrax activated it, he and Draconis's remaining Neosapien soldiers would've died in the resulting blast. Draconis's lust for power was so great, he plotted to [[TheStarscream betray Phaeton and usurp control of the Neosapien Empire for himself]]. He eventually seized his chance by leaving Phaeton to die in an exploding ship, only to discover it was a clone of Phaeton he killed. Selfish and ambitious, Draconis was so vile that he managed to avoid being overshadowed by Phaeton, who himself was based on UsefulNotes/AdolfHitler.
** [[MadScientist Dr.]] Albrecht [[EvilutionaryBiologist Ketzer]] [[note]]which means "[[BilingualBonus heretic]]" [[BilingualBonus in German]][[/note]], who first appeared in season 2's "Dark River", proves that [[HumansAreTheRealMonsters Terrans can be just as evil as the Neosapiens]]. It is revealed that he turned an entire village of natives in the Amazon--as well as [[ProfessorGuineaPig himself]]-into [[PlantPerson half-plant monstrosities]], a process that can be [[BodyHorror rather horrific]]. Later injecting Nara Burns with the same DNA formula he used on himself, he withholds the antidote unless the exotroopers attack a nearby Neosapien command station; while this may seem like a good cause, in reality this was for his own purposes. When the heroes point out that there were still Terrans in that area, and an attack would lead to Neosapien retaliation, Ketzer dismisses these concerns. Even worse, when the squad relents and attacks, Ketzer [[ILied reveals that there is no antidote]]; in "The Night Before Doomsday", Ketzer injects Medusa with the same formula. Appearing next in the season 3 premiere "Beyond Chaos" [[note]]which turned out to be the final episode[[/note]], Ketzer kidnaps Nara, referring to her as "an unfinished experiment."
* ''Franchise/{{Ghostbusters}}'':
** ''WesternAnimation/TheRealGhostbusters'': [[TheCorrupter The Grundel]] is an evil spirit who enjoys corrupting children. He has minor CompellingVoice powers: If a child has history of bad actions and is getting into trouble all the time, the Grundel can often convince the child to invite him in, after which the Grundel will convince the child to commit more bad actions. The more bad actions the child commits, the more the child falls under the Grundel's influence, eventually turning into a Grundel themself and looking for more kids to corrupt. In season 3's "The Grundel," he convinced a child named Alec to tamper with the Ghostbusters' proton packs during a school assembly, [[WouldHurtAChild endangering all the other children present]]. The Grundel also manages to convince Alec to bring his brother Lee to him so he can corrupt Lee as well, despite Alec's initial protests. When Peter Venkman tries to save Alec and Lee, who are hanging off a ledge at a [[NoOSHACompliance dangerous]] {{abandoned warehouse}} that the Grundel had lured them to, the Grundel tries to prevent this, stating "If I can't have them, neither can you!"
** ''WesternAnimation/ExtremeGhostbusters'':
*** The ectoplasmic being known only as "Piper," from "The Pied Piper of Manhattan," initially seems a savior to New York City when introduced, as his pipe has the ability to repel ghosts even the Ghostbusters are powerless against. Piper soon reveals his true colors, however: he is the one responsible for the sudden plague of ghosts, and when the Mayor attempts to pay him according to contract, Piper reveals he wants more. After his requests for a statue of himself down 5th Avenue and an office in city hall are denied, Piper uses his flute to hypnotize the children of the city and tries to [[WouldHurtAChild force them to drown themselves]], [[EvilGloating gloating]] the mayor will "rue the day he refused to pay the Piper." When the Ghostbusters intervene, Piper has no compunction using the kids as {{human shield}}s in the ensuing fight.
*** The Grundel from ''WesternAnimation/TheRealGhostbusters'' returns in "Grundelesque," 10 years after he was captured by the original Ghostbusters. It is revealed that he has a connection to one of the new Ghostbusters, Kylie. The Grundel tried to corrupt Kylie as a child, but she was too strong willed, so he corrupted her friend Jack instead. Deciding that Kylie's influence will mean that Jack will not be a keeper, the Grundel places Jack in a cocoon for 10 years, so that he will become another Grundel, thus managing to steal ten years of Jack's life. When Kylie confronts the original Grundel about this new Grundel, the Grundel taunts Kylie about their past history and the fate of her former childhood friend. The Grundel later escapes from the containment unit and tries to corrupt Roland's brother Casey. When Kylie manages to confront the Grundel, Kylie says she is not afraid of him, because his powers only work on children. The Grundel knows this, but thinks [[ForTheEvulz it would be fun to murder Kylie anyway]].
* ''WesternAnimation/HuntikSecretsAndSeekers'': [[BigBad The Betrayer]], originally one of the sorcerers and seekers who helped found the Huntik Foundation, turned upon his fellows to summon the Lovecraftians monstrosities known as the Nullifers to destroy the world. The Casterwill family fought back and destroyed the Betrayer, but his spirit endured, forming the Bloodspiral Brotherhood to work at his revival. The Betrayer eventually had the Casterwill family "purged" with any who served as obstacles treated the same way. Upon his revival, the Betrayer revealed that [[ManipulativeBastard he had double-crossed the Bloodspiral Brotherhood]] and they would not be spared from destruction either. The Betrayer proceeds to summon a comet the destroy everyone present and summon the Nullifers, [[OmnicidalManiac plotting to destroy everything that lives on Earth]] to satisfy his lust for chaos.
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Inhumanoids}}'':
** [[BigBad Metlar]] is the tyrannical leader of the Inhumanoids. The former slave of [[GreaterScopeVillain Sslither]], Metlar [[TheStarscream overthrows and imprisons his former master]] before waging a genocidal war against the Mutores to TakeOverTheWorld. Awakened from his [[SealedEvilInACan seal]] eons later, Metlar launches an all-out attack on Earth with his fellow Inhumanoids, razing a Soviet weapons department to a smoldering heap and stealing several cluster missiles while having his servants attack and destroy all they can. Metlar's ultimate goal is to use the missiles to obliterate the crust of the Earth and drown the entire world in fire, killing everything—[[BadBoss his own loyal servants not excluded]]--so he can rule over the ashes that remain. Throughout the rest of the series, Metlar brutalizes and threatens to torture his own minions for every slight and attempts to destroy everything he can get his fiery talons on.
** [[MakeThemRot D'Compose]], Metlar's terrifying [[TheDragon second-in-command]], is a hulking, [[NonHumanUndead undead]] monstrosity who pulled an entire city underground to turn it into his personal domain, killing everyone who lived there and reducing the city's knights into his undead slaves, cursed to wander the ruins of the town forevermore. Able to painfully transform anyone he touches into his undead slaves, D'Compose demonstrates his powers on the noble scientist Sandra Shore and tries to use her to kill her own friends, eagerly decomposing anyone he can whilst aiding Metlar in his conquest. D'Compose's vilest actions come when he has Blackthorne Shore amass countless disaffected teenagers into a cult in his name, [[WouldHurtAChild reducing them all to his decomposed slaves]] and having them attack the nearby city, proclaiming his intention to shroud the world in darkness and turn all that lives into the undead.
** The aforementioned [[NamesToRunAwayFrom Blackthorne]] Shore is a [[CorruptCorporateExecutive wealthy industrialist]] who came across the secrets of the Inhumanoids. Blackthorne attempts to free them to use them to take control of the world, allowing them to first wreak death and destruction at their whim. When his own sister Sandra is turned into an undead monster by D'Compose, Blackthorne acts horrified--but then abandons the heroes to die when they try to save her so he can take control of Metlar, settling for allying with him to present him with a way to destroy most of the world so Blackthorne can rule over the remainder. After being foiled, Blackthorne eventually starts a {{cult}} with D'Compose, convincing numerous young men and women to submit themselves to the evil Inhumanoid to be changed into his undead slaves. Blackthorne continues to try to control the Inhumanoids and kill the heroes in his quest to dominate the world, [[CardCarryingVillain fully admitting]] that he himself is an utterly evil, monstrous human being [[HumansAreTheRealMonsters as wicked as any Inhumanoid]].
* ''WesternAnimation/InvasionAmerica'': [[BigBad The Dragit]] is the military commander of Tyrosh and the EvilUncle of the emperor Cale-Oosha. When he makes an attempt to overthrow Cale, Cale manages to escape, ending up on earth where he fathers a son named David. Upon learning of them, the Dragit attempts to murder [[WouldHurtAChild the baby]] and his mother. Installing a secret base on the moon, the Dragit reveals his plan to use a weapon to have asteroids bombard America, causing countless deaths, until the country gives in whereupon the Dragit will continue the process with every nation on earth, killing millions [[TakeOverTheWorld until the human race gives in]]. When David is captured in the finale, the Dragit opts to personally attempt to murder his great-nephew, [[NotSoWellIntentionedExtremist his rhetoric about saving Tyrosh a front for his own cruelty and lust for power]].
* ''WesternAnimation/KulipariAnArmyOfFrogs'': [[ScaryScorpions Lord Marmoo]], the brutal EvilOverlord of the scorpions, believes that [[TheSocialDarwinist the weak have no right to survive]]. Longing to destroy the fertile Amphibilands, Marmoo [[BigBadDuumvirate teams up]] with the [[SpidersAreScary Spider Queen Jarrah]] and leads the armies into battle, killing the Turtle King Sergu. Upon his initial defeat, Jarrah makes Marmoo stronger than before, whereupon [[UngratefulBastard he repays her by murdering her]]. Drunk on his newfound might, Marmoo attacks another village to raze it to the ground and kills the chief of the frogs himself. Returning to the spiders, Marmoo kills many of them by collapsing their fortress, [[LackOfEmpathy not even caring his own men and brother Pigo are within]]. Forcing the surviving spiders into service, Marmoo attacks the Amphibilands, killing many frogs and even sneering that the only scorpions to die are those too weak to survive. Upon his victory, Marmoo banishes the frogs into the desert with no supplies, condemning them to slow death by heat and starvation. [[BadBoss Not even his men are immune to his cruelty]], as any scorpion injured in the fight, including Pigo, is given the choice of leaving or being eaten alive. Ambitious, brutal, cruel and egotistical a monster as they come, Marmoo believes only in power, domination and revenge with nothing to stand in his way.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfPrinceValiant'':
** [[AristocratsAreEvil Baron Frederick von Holsing]] from season 2's "The Walls of Tyranny" manages to outdo even recurring villains with his {{greed}} and lack of regard for human life. Von Holsing is a noble in the kingdom of Kengary, which has been at war with a neighboring nation for as long as anyone can remember. When King Ian, Frederick's uncle, makes inroads to initiate a lasting peace, Frederick murders him to [[FrameUp frame their enemies]] and keep the war going. It is revealed that Frederick intends to prolong the war indefinitely so he can take men, women and children as slaves to work to death in his private mines for his personal profit. When Valiant uncovers the plot, Frederick attempts to murder his friends, send Valiant to his mines and [[IHaveYouNowMyPretty kidnap Valiant's female comrade Rowanne]] with the threat of making her his. Vain, [[ItsAllAboutMe selfish]] and greedy, Frederick von Holsing stands as the worst representative of nobility in all the series.
** Sage Advisor Selena from season 2's "The Sage" and "The Rings of Truth" is the TreacherousAdvisor to King Michael of the North. She engineers a civil war, which causes the deaths of several hundred people, to arrange a better puppet figurehead to become king. She also conspires to [[WouldHurtAChild murder an infant]], [[FrameUp frames Rowanne]] for a crime which makes her leave Camelot in disgrace, and turns an invention of peace into a war weapon in an attempt to frame Merlin for a crime. Vain, with no loyalties to anyone but herself, Selena surpassed the [[BigBad Mordred]] in terms of monstrosity.
* ''WesternAnimation/MartinMystery'': In a series filled with supernatural beings and monsters that have some semblance of redeeming traits, the ghostly Gatekeeper, from season 2's "They Came from the Gateway", is wholly bereft of them. Keeper of the gateway to the underworld and longing to take over the human world, the Gatekeeper violently turns the head of the Center, M.O.M., into his slave and proxy while sending out monsters to kill her young agent. Hungering to “feast on the bones” of anyone who opposes him, the Gatekeeper's ultimate goal is to swarm the entire world with monsters from the underworld and [[OmnicidalManiac rein in the bloody slaughter of mankind]], even managing to unleash his monsters on several populated cities throughout the planet to wreak wanton havoc before he's ultimately stopped.
* ''Max Steel'' franchise:
** ''WesternAnimation/MaxSteel'':
*** [[BigBad John Dread]] is the leader of [[NebulousEvilOrganization DREAD]], a terrorist cell that engages in mass death and destruction in the name of [[TakeOverTheWorld world domination]]. Dread runs his organization with icy ruthlessness, and regularly places thousands of innocents in harm's way, with notable instances involving trying to flash-freeze an entire city; hoping to blackout Paris and all of its life support systems; attempting to destroy the United Nations headquarters; and disabling a satellite and leaving it to crash into an entire city, all in order to further his plans. Though at first seeming rather professional about his crimes, Dread decides ItsPersonal with [[TheHero Max Steel]] when, after failing to dissect the teen alive, his own face is scarred by Max, leading Dread to kidnap the boy's best friend while promising to exchange him for a vial of powerful nanoprobes, at which point he tries to [[ILied kill the boy anyway]] just to torture Max. As a final attempted atrocity, Dread tries to obliterate the Swiss city of UsefulNotes/{{Geneva}}, killing its entire population plus the gathered world leaders, then [[FrameUp blame the deaths]] on N-Tek, the spy organization made to thwart Dread's crimes. With no empathy, remorse, or limitations to his ambition and {{greed}}, John Dread personified the very worst of the various terrorists Max Steel encountered throughout his missions.
*** The [[PsychoForHire appropriately-named]] [[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast Psycho]] is an ever-grinning lunatic who is Max's [[ArchEnemy most personal and hated enemy]]. Psycho first met his nemesis when he splashed deadly nanoprobes all over the boy, hoping for them to excruciatingly kill him, unknowing that it would create his worst enemy, whom he would later go on to attempt to dissect, freeze to death, and drop a satellite onto the hometown of. Serving as John Dread's [[TheDragon right-hand man]] for most of the series, Psycho gleefully commits any and all orders given him, the higher the body count the better, and often goes beyond what his orders entail so as to inflict as much pain and death as possible, such as trying to murder two innocent teens for merely stumbling nearby his base, or by trying to annihilate a small village with an erupting volcano he is only supposed to be mining. His loyalty to Dread being simply a pragmatic partnership, Psycho often enacts his own schemes, normally involving acquiring plagues or nuclear missiles in order to destroy any city he wants then hold others for ransom while attempting to kill anyone in his way, an entire cruise ship of innocents being just one instance of this. His own accomplices fare no better than his enemies, as [[BadBoss Psycho]] tries to silence a captured compatriot, abuses his minions, and brutally murders his partner, Bio-Constrictor, even after the latter assists Psycho in attempting to transform all of humanity into monstrous creatures under his control. Nigh-invulnerable and always seeking to one-up Max Steel, Psycho lives up to his namesake as a truly psychopathic madman who proudly embraces his atrocities as if they were ends unto themselves.
** ''WesternAnimation/MaxSteel2013'':
*** [[TheHeavy Miles Dredd]], the ArchEnemy of [[TheHero Maxwell "Max" McGrath]], is a [[TheSociopath sociopath]] defined by his opportunistic and [[ItsAllAboutMe selfish]] personality. Once a scientist who worked alongside Max's father, Jim [=McGrath=], Dredd sabotaged one of their TURBO energy experiments, leading to Jim's seeming death and Dredd being afflicted with a sick hunger for TURBO energy as his life energy. After [[CorruptCorporateExecutive founding THI Industries]], a technology corporation he uses as cover for his terrorist activities, Dredd becomes obsessed with Max when he learns the young teen outputs massive amounts of TURBO energy, and during the series, regularly tries to [[VampiricDraining drain the boy of this energy]], always nearly killing him while making disturbing euphemisms about the "rush" it gives him. With mass casualties always being a factor in his plans, including setting an occupied high school aflame, trying to nuke numerous cities, and attempting to drain the life force of an entire city's population, Dredd has no problem targeting [[WouldHurtAChild young teenagers either]], as he threatens a [[BusFullOfInnocents school bus filled with them]], sets an occupied high school aflame, and regularly tries to murder any, namely Max's best friends, that he runs across. Though always an evil lunatic, Dredd graduates to a truly monstrous individual when he destroys Earth's planetary defense grid, paving the way for the planet-destroying overlord [[GreaterScopeVillain Makino]] to annihilate Earth, in exchange for granting Dredd a high position in his army, at which point Dredd plans to betray Makino and conquer the universe with his army. Even after this master plan fails, Dredd continues to stoop to new levels of depravity when he creates an abominable creature named Morphos, emotionally abuses him into attacking his enemies, then kills him when he becomes too independent, ruthlessly blowing him up and referring to him as a "nothing." Caring for no one but himself, and willing to sacrifice even the entire planet in his schemes, Miles Dredd was the most recurring, and most personal, foe Max faced.
*** The aforementioned [[GreaterScopeVillain Makino]] is the ManBehindTheMan to both the Ultralinks and Miles Dredd, and earns his place as Earth's greatest threat. An artificial intelligence created to "absorb and expand", Makino pushed his programming to his limits when, after possessing his creator, began [[PlanetEater "absorbing" entire planets]] into his ultimate weapon, the Alphalink, effectively annihilating them in the process, a process he has repeated countless times. An utter BloodKnight who displays far more {{sadis|t}}m than remotely necessary, Makino abuses his Ultralink "children", uses [[spoiler:Jim [=McGrath=]]] as a power source, keeping him in constant agony, and brutally beats down his foes with a [[SlasherSmile gleeful grin]] on his face. After capturing Steel, the only Ultralink to turn against him, Makino happily tortures him before attempting to kill him, Max, and [[spoiler:his long-lost father]] once his Alphalink is destroyed. Makino returns in the film ''Wrath of Makino'', where he possesses Max, uses his insecurities and inner thoughts to torment his friends and family, and reveals he plans to destroy the entire Earth, not to absorb it, but simply out of spite for being humiliated. Though at first seeming to perhaps only be taking his programming to the extreme, Makino displays the most needlessly sadistic personality in the series, and shows in the end that he is fully capable of ignoring his programming when, rather than attempt to absorb the Earth as usual, he tries to wipe it out in a petulant rage.
*** [[MadScientist Professor Mortum]], the [[ArcVillain main villain]] of the films ''Team Turbo'' and ''Team Turbo: Fusion-Tek'', sticks out among franchise villains as a truly horrifying monster. Originally a genius scientist with a great fear of death, Mortum became obsessed with {{immortality|Immorality}}, and to this end, sought to obtain the Connect-Tek, a powerful N-Tek device that would grant Mortum [[AGodAmI godlike powers]]. Capturing hundreds of N-Tek agents, Mortum [[ElectricTorture tortures them all with electricity]] for information on the Connect-Tek, after which he sics many of Max's other enemies onto his hometown of Copper Canyon, ordering them to destroy everything in sight in their quest to locate him the Connect-Tek. After failing to properly handle the Connect-Tek once getting his hands on it, Mortum is killed, at which point the Connect-Tek replaces his mind, turning Mortum into a whole new brand of monster. Now a [[OurZombiesAreDifferent techno zombie]] due to the Connect-Tek, Mortum still retains his original personality, and quickly begins draining the minds of dozens of his own lackeys, transforming them into mindless techno zombies that he uses to infect an entire city, draining all of their minds, after which he tries to inflict the same fate on his own nephew. After numerous soldiers are killed in their attempts to stop him, Mortum captures, tortures, and dissects Max's best friend, the sentient robot Steel, before using his powers to infect all of humanity with his techno virus, transforming the Earth into a barren wasteland, after which he reveals his plans to [[HiveMind absorb all of humanity's minds into himself]], becoming a god and eliminating the "disorder" of human empathy. Quickly graduating from a particularly wicked villain to a full-blown genocidal lunatic between his appearances in the films, Professor Mortum, [[LaughablyEvil despite his sometimes amusing personality]], is easily one of the franchise's most nightmarish and terrifying villain.
*** ''Turbo-Charged'' & ''Turbo-Warriors'': [[MadDoctor Dr. Prometheus Halifax]], known almost solely as [[NamesToRunAwayFrom Terrorax]], is a high-ranking member of the cult known as Nexus, whose goal is ultimate dominion over the world. After stealing the powers of Max Steel and transforming it into "Terror Energy", Terrorax reveals to the Nexus High Command his plan to wipe out all technology across the globe except that of Nexus, plunging humankind into an extinction-level event where only those who swear fealty to Nexus will survive. Though thwarted for a time, Terrorax devises a new plan to use Terror Energy as a weapon of mass destruction, travelling to cities and destroying them one by one until the world surrenders to his demands, and, when in his final fuel with Max Steel, Terrorax reveals his dream of bringing mass death and chaos to the entire planet before [[TheStarscream betraying his Nexus masters]], wanting nothing more than to rule over the ashes of humanity as a god.
* ''WesternAnimation/MenInBlack'':
** [[HumansAreTheRealMonsters Alpha]] was once the top agent for the Men in Black; however, after getting his hands on an alien device known as the Cosmic Integrator, he [[FallenHero began his path of evil]] that leads him to become the monster he is in the present. Originally offering his partner, Agent Kay, a team up to use the Cosmic Integrator for immoral schemes, Alpha coldly gunned down his pupil when he refused Alpha's offer. Alpha went on to butcher aliens across the galaxy, ripping off or tearing out parts of their bodies that he would then fuse to his own biology via the Cosmic Integrator, with his most targeted part being the heads of aliens, attaching them to his torso while [[AndIMustScream they stay conscious of their current state but unable to do anything of consequence]] to help themselves. Throughout the series, Alpha regularly mutilates aliens, nearly kills Agent Kay and his partner Jay in various sadistic ways, and murdered at least one human to steal his body parts. Trying numerous times to subjugate the Earth by way of mass murder, from using a KillSat to trying to flood half the planet, Alpha ultimately allies with the psychopathic Vangus to lead a full-scale assault on Earth, laying siege to numerous cities and causing countless amounts of destruction, all in his quest for total domination of first his own planet, then the galaxy. A [[TheSociopath sociopath]] with a lust for power above all else, Alpha was an arrogant, manipulative genius who used his intelligence for nothing but his own gain.
** The aforementioned [[AliensAreBastards Vangus]] is the leader of the Ixion Federation, a race of planet-plundering aliens who value oil as an extremely valuable commodity and go from planet to planet draining them dry of their oil. Vangus sets his eyes on Earth and strikes up a deal with the traitorous MIB agent Alpha to invade Earth and steal it of its oil, leaving what remains of the Earth itself for Alpha to dictate. Vangus grows tired of waiting after Alpha postpones the invasion and, after a failed attempt to scout out oil fields which leads to his capture, Vangus breaks out in the series finale and teams up with Alpha to invade the Earth. Vangus sets his forces to obliterate both the UN and the Washington Monument before leading his forces in an all-out invasion on Earth, ravaging cities all across the world. Out of sheer impatience with the continued resistance, Vangus ultimately attempts to detonate a bomb to wipe out all life on Earth to make the planet's oil ooze to the crust, callously betraying Alpha and setting a torpedo en route to Earth with the assurance he'll come back and clean up whatever's left after the attack.
* ''WesternAnimation/MightyMax'' had some surprisingly dark storylines for a kids' series and some terrifying villains:
** [[BigBad Skullmaster]] was always a terrifying villain whenever he appeared. Skullmaster overthrew his previous master and [[EvilOverlord took control of his subterranean kingdom]] from where he plots {{world domination}}. Skullmaster is a {{sadist}}, reveling in [[ColdBloodedTorture physical]] and [[MindRape psychological]] torture, and engages in both short term brutality and long term gambits. One of his most vile acts was vowing to save an ancient civilization from sinking beneath the sea, lying about it and trapping their souls as his slaves before in present day, sending them after Max's head "attached to the body or not." Responsible for the deaths of multiple heroes throughout the story, Skullmaster even attempted to blackmail Max for his mentor and friend Virgil's life by surrendering his magical cap. When Max turned it over, Skullmaster brutally killed Virgil anyways.
** Spike from season 1's "Norman's Conquest" was a psychotic BloodKnight who definitely WouldHurtAChild. Ten Thousand years in the past, Spike led a pack of barbarians to attack a peaceful village when the heroic Norman was just a boy. Refusing offers of peace, Spike brutally attacked and killed Norman's unarmed father before attempting to kill Norman himself. Things went wrong and Spike was buried under the snow for the next 10,000 years, but not before gleefully saying he'd find the boy, kill him and eat his heart. In the present, Spike is no less savage and continues his battle with the now adult Norman until he is defeated. Spike is so evil that Norman feels fine killing him after Spike has already been defeated, and nobody bothers to complain.
** [[MadScientist Professor [=MacDougal=]]] from season 1's "Werewolves of Dunngeglen," the first fully human villain to qualify, discovered the existence of werewolves, along with the fact they were peaceful guardians of Scotland. She captured the pack and hooked them up in a rather unpleasant situation where their blood was painfully extracted into a formula for her. After drinking it, [=MacDougal=] would achieve the ability to transform herself and used it solely to kill innocent people, becoming the scourge of the highlands. When Max, a ten year old, stumbled upon her lair, Macdougal locks him inside and takes her formula so she can kill him, gleefully referring to him as "Breakfast."
* ''WesternAnimation/ObanStarRacers'': [[BigBad Canaletto]] is a scheming, self-concerned ex-god who [[GambitRoulette orchestrates]] the ruinous events in Eva's life to assure his own return to godhood. Formerly the Avatar, Canaletto embarked on an {{omnicidal|Maniac}}, planet-destroying crusade to wipe out all life in the galaxy and restart it according to his flawless designs, before being sealed away by the next Avatar Satis. Canaletto patiently and seamlessly [[ManipulativeBastard manipulates events]] in his favor for the next 10,000 years, using Eva as his pawn by causing the accident that killed Eva's mother and fractured the relationship between her and her father, ruining Rick's racing career and murdering his own servant after Rick learns of it, and personally killing Sul to place Eva as the lead of the Oban Cycle. Once he eventually frees himself, Canaletto reduces Oban to a life-deprived desert, before trying to claim the powers of the Avatar. Though Canaletto claims himself as "the Lord of Purity," his definitions of "pure" are twisted, a fact which Satis calls Canaletto out on before Canaletto tortures him to death in fury before moving on to restart his omnicidal agenda. A callous, selfish, and arrogant demon of a deity, Canaletto remorselessly ruins the lives of everyone he manipulates to further his own ascension and spares no pity to the many who ultimately die at his hands.
* ''WesternAnimation/ThePiratesOfDarkWater'': [[EldritchAbomination The Dark Dweller]] is the [[BiggerBad being behind]] the titular [[MurderWater "Dark Water,"]] a menacing oily substance that devours whatever it touches and is spreading all throughout the world. By proxy, the Dweller is responsible for countless deaths of places that the Dark Water has devoured. The Dark Dweller is focused on domination and destruction who plans to unleash its Dark Water throughout the world, focused only on consuming and controlling what it can.
* ''Prisoner Zero'': [[GeneralRipper General Vykar]], the brutal, [[FauxAffablyEvil superficially charming]], [[BigBad main antagonist]] of this Australian series, is a ruthless Imperium officer, renowned for his habit of casually [[EarthShatteringKaboom destroying planets]] or just [[FinalSolution killing their entire populations]]. In the first two episodes, he has the neutral world of Arcadia enslaved, bombarded, and then destroyed, [[EvilIsPetty all because of his injured pride over the fact he lost control of the Rogue, an ancient starship]]. Imprisoning an entire planet's population, Vykar [[HumanResources uses the people as Bioweave capacitors]], granting himself superhuman abilities. After being deprived of this, he proceeded to commit atrocity after atrocity to further for [[AmbitionIsEvil his goal of ultimate power]], uncaring how many innocents died because of his actions. In the series finale he betrays the Imperium, slaughters multiple ships of their fleet--[[BadBoss killing his own loyal soldiers]]--and attempts to gain ultimate power by draining the life of everyone in the galaxy who was connected to the Bioweave. Vykar is so bad that one of the plans for dealing with Vykar at this point involved [[GodzillaThreshold sacrificing an entire planet's population to get him away from his latest superweapon]].
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Reboot}}'': [[BigBad Megabyte]], an order-obsessed virus, becomes one after season 2. While in previous seasons Megabyte had a personal code of honor and was [[AffablyEvil affable enough]] to give Enzo a birthday present, after a forced FusionDance, he loses those qualities, as shown when he uses an EldritchAbomination's invasion as a way to trap [[TheHero Bob]] in an EldritchLocation. With Bob out of the way, Megabyte turns his attention on capturing Mainframe, with the end goal of infecting the Supercomputer and the entire Net. To that end, he lets his sister Hexadecimal get crushed with the [[ThereIsNoKillLikeOverkill side of a game cube]], then has her rebuilt with a shock collar so she is forced to power his death ray. He makes it incredibly difficult for Enzo to continue beating game cubes, dooming thousands of binomes to AFateWorseThanDeath and causing untold destruction for the sake of driving the kid into a HeroicBSOD. When he gets into the Central Office, he decapitates [[TheMentor Phong]] and [[ColdBloodedTorture tortures his severed head]] not only for information, but for his own sadistic amusement. His minions, Hack and Slash, are terrified of him, and he often [[{{Fingore}} breaks Herr Doctor's fingers]] as punishment. Even after being defeated, he's caused so much damage Mainframe can't recover and the heroes are forced to deliberately [[CessationOfExistence cause a crash]] for a chance at rebirth. Later, he returns to Mainframe and [[spoiler: impersonates Bob]], turning everyone against Glitch-Bob before proposing to Dot and almost marrying her for no reason other than [[ItAmusedMe to amuse himself]]. He is willing to hurt anyone and everyone for [[ForTheEvulz his own petty amusement]].
* ''WesternAnimation/RoboCopAlphaCommando'': Mr. Brink is the [[BigBad leader]] of [[NebulousEvilOrganization DARC]] ([[FunWithAcronyms Directorate for Anarchy, Revenge, and Chaos]]), a terrorist organization that serves as the primary threat of the series. In the three part pilot, ''Justice Reborn'', he instructs DARC to assassinate the premiere of Naugmenastan to cause a war so they can [[WarForFunAndProfit sell weapons to the country]], eventually deciding to bomb the room the premiere is in and kill everyone. His organization continues to commit atrocities throughout the series, including converting Francesca Alliata into a cyborg slave to make her bomb a city; attempting to {{nuke|Em}} all of the world's capitals; and trying to destroy a plane filled with the Goodwill ambassadors from the Asian Alliance nations, which would cause the Asian Alliance to declare war on the world, allowing DARC to [[ArmsDealer sell weapons]] to the highest bidders. In the ''Family Reunion'' two part episode, Brink sends robots to take over New Detroit, and [[IHaveYourWife kidnaps Robocop's family]], threatening to kill them if he tries to stop him. Though Brink himself is not seen again, his organization continues to perform evil actions, such as trying to destroy the world's landmarks with a laser, and supplying a corrupt gentleman with a detonator that will allow him to destroy a ship.
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Rollbots}}'': [[BigBad Vertex]], a vicious [[SpiderTank spiderbot]] who desires to tear down Flip City's defense grid and Safety Net so as to lead a full-scale genocide against all Rollbots, enacts various atrocities in an attempt to see his plans fulfilled. These atrocities include setting apartment complexes aflame; bombing a race track and its audience; or trying to freeze every Rollbot in an endless time loop. [[BadBoss Having zero care for his minions who he regularly abuses]], Vertex murders one of them to ensure that important knowledge is kept to himself, and later butchers a rival crime lord to secure his position of power. In the end, Vertex is revealed to have wiped out Spin's entire tribe in a destructive campaign against the Rollbots, and drags [[spoiler:Captain Pounder down with him to his death]].
* ''WesternAnimation/RoswellConspiracies'': Many antagonists in this series are [[WellIntentionedExtremist well-intentioned]], [[GreyAndGrayMorality tinted in gray]], or otherwise redeem themselves. However, many are still irredeemably vile:
** The Aeseri twins, Odin and Loki, from "Devil Inside," are rampaging psychopaths released from the Alliance's maximum security containment unit to commit wanton havoc. Shooting down every Alliance operative that pursues them, Loki is captured and contents himself with playing [[MindRape sadistic mind games]] with [[BountyHunter Nick Logan]], utilizing illusions and later attacking his way through the Alliance to commandeer one of their airships. Odin, meanwhile, makes his way to Iceland, attacking a submarine and a town in Iceland before making his way into the mountains. Once the two reunite, they reveal their ultimate plan: release and control the Frost Giant and cause an apocalyptic Ragnarok for no other reason than [[ForTheEvulz to thrill themselves]], with Loki gleefully stating he can't wait until the two reach a populated city.
** [[EvilOverlord Lord Hanek]] is the vampiric leader of [[TheSyndicate Intracom]], a powerful family of vampires disguised as a worldwide organization. Hanek is behind several of Intracom's malevolent affairs, such as burning down vast sections of the rainforest to biting and turning several innocent people into vampoid slaves. Hanek demonstrates his vileness by attempting to have the Tree of Light destroyed, which would in the process completely wipe out the Banshee Sisterhood, and turns an innocent woman into his vampoid concubine to hurt one of the Alliance's agents. Hanek truly comes into his own in his last appearance in season 2's "Showdown": to power his teleporter technology, Hanek attempts to utilize the Banshee as [[HumanResources living generators]], in the process tortuously draining the life from them and eventually killing them. Hanek endangers the life of main character Nick Logan to lure Sh'lainn and the Sisterhood into his clutches, tricks the escaped Minotauri Kahn Mort into downing a helicopter filled with his own men into a hospital, and finally forces Nick into a SadisticChoice involving the lives of Sh'lainn and his stepfather Nathan. Always possessed of a callous sophistication in whatever situation he's in, Hanek stands miles above the other major alien antagonists in terms of depravity.
** The Shadoen agent [[BigBad Wraith]] is the one responsible for nearly all the misery within the story. Stationed in Earth back in 1946 to divide the alien races and allow the Shadoen to invade and conquer the planet, Wraith [[spoiler:butchers the real James Rinaker and assumes his identity, bombing a Conduit safehouse and killing several innocent aliens to pin the blame on the Alliance's co-leader Walter Logan before trapping Walter himself in eternal stasis to take over the Alliance. As Rinaker, Wraith traps hundreds of innocent aliens in the Alliance's prison and has little compunction in arranging torture, bombings, and heavily destructive missions with little care as to who or what gets caught in the way, whilst simultaneously sabotaging several of the Alliance's missions and endangering several more lives. After his initial attempt to pin his crimes on Nick Logan]], Wraith personally murders Ms. Smith-Heisen once she gets too close to the truth without an ounce of emotion on his face before discarding his disguise, rigging the entire Alliance bunker to explode and take out half of New Mexico, and savagely murdering Trueblood with his own claws. Rejoining the Shadoen fleet and still unsatisfied with how he's being treated, Wraith [[TheStarscream tricks the Shadoen high command into being nuked by the human army]] and spearheads the invasion himself, ultimately resolving to [[DetonationMoon blow up the moon]] and kill off most of humanity to conquer what remains, with his only stated regret being the loss of "breeding stock" this will incur. A traitorous, manipulative sociopath even by the standards of the world-destroying Shadoen, Wraith is the most dangerous--and vile--alien to grace the series.
* ''WesternAnimation/ShadowRaiders'': [[CoDragons The Beast Generals]], the malevolent servitors of the world-devouring [[BigBad Beast Planet]] who help their master [[GreaterScopeVillain The Beast]] scourge entire solar systems and destroy all worlds within them, each qualify in their own right:
** [[ManipulativeBitch Lamprey]] is a master of deceit and subterfuge who weakens worlds from the inside out through complex gambits, occasionally pausing to murder people who cross her path for little other reason than [[ForTheEvulz to amuse herself]]. Lamprey introduces herself tricking Emperor Femur into installing a device meant to drain all the life from Planet Bone. After this, Lamprey possesses Tekla and tries to use her to destroy the Alliance from the inside out, contenting herself with subjecting her to horrific MindRape of her planet's destruction and trying to slowly kill her from the inside once this fails. After this fails, Lamprey murders a resident of Planet Fire and pins it on Jade's hands, intending for her to be horribly executed by being dipped into a fall of lava. Lamprey's final crimes in the series [[EvilIsPetty stem purely from petty spite]]: Seeking revenge against Tekla, Lamprey has her Beast drones attack a bar with the intent to kill everyone inside, personally disintegrates Captain Blaze once he gets in her way, and furiously attempts to kill everyone who stands between her and Tekla before her own demise.
** [[TheBrute Blokk]] is a brutish warrior who firmly believes in the power of absolute force over everything else, preferring to overrun worlds through his armada to destroy all they see whilst basking in the carnage. Blokk's repeated attempts to attack the planets in the Cluster result in numerous deaths and the successful destruction of Planet Jungle. Blokk personally attempts to trick Cryos into killing his own daughter whilst leaving his planet vulnerable, and grows more and more vicious after his repeated punishments at the hand of the Beast. In the finale of the series, Blokk takes over Planet Rock by force by besting and [[HeroKiller killing Lord Mantle]], while promising to give the Alliance members he's captured--[[WouldHurtAChild two children among them]]--a slow death at the Beast's hands. Once he's left stranded on Rock, Blokk slaughters his way to Rock's World Engine, personally executes Feldspar, and sets the entire planet on a collision course with the nearest star out of sheer spite.
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Silverwing}}'': In this AnimatedAdaptation of the [[Literature/{{Silverwing}} book series]], [[BigBad Goth]] is a giant cannibal bat from South America. Captured by humans, he sent to lab in a North American city for study. After escaping the lab, he begins to kill owls and birds, which [[GeneralRipper General Brutus]] blames on the Silverwing bats, causing him to persecute them. Goth [[VillainousRescue kills an Owl trying to kill Shade]], a Silverwing bat. Goth pretends to be Shade's [[FalseFriend friend]], saying he will protect Shade's colony, but he really plans on eating them all instead. Shade discovers Goth's true nature, when Shade discovers the corpse of a Brightwing bat Goth had eaten. Later Goth and his brother in law [[TheDragon Throbb]] eat a coven of bats and took the metal bands they were wearing as [[CreepySouvenir trophies]]. When Shade and Goth are trapped in a mine, [[EnemyMine Shade suggests they work together to escape]], but makes Goth promise to allow him and his friends to live, a promise [[ILied Goth instantly reneges on when he is out of danger]]. Near the end of the series, Goth teams up with the [[SavageWolf Wolves]] to take over the forest and goes on a killing spree against the Owls to fulfill his part of this deal.
* ''WesternAnimation/SkeletonWarriors'': The [[MeaningfulName suitably]]-[[NamesToRunAwayFrom named]] [[BigBad Baron Dark]] was an [[AmbitionIsEvil ambitious nobleman]] who hungered to steal the Lightstar Crystal powering the lands of Luminaire. Dark arranged for the king's shuttle to crash in hostile territory, and manipulated his younger son Joshua into going for the Lightstar Crystal himself before attempting to steal it. Its energies made the Baron's evil manifest fully as he became the first [[AntagonistTitle Skeleton Warrior]], an immortal living dead creature who transformed all his forces into the same. The Baron attacked Luminaire's civilians and upon discovering he could only turn evil people into Skeletons, Dark furiously ordered the rest of the population murdered, only relenting when one of his men reminded him they'd need slaves. Dark would force a population's compliance by starving them and withholding medicine to force them to do his bidding, attempted to wipe out the ape-like Semigons to steal their refinery, and once he gained the Lightstar Crystal himself, Dark attempted to remake the world into a hellish landscape where only his chosen Skeleton Warriors would survive.
* ''WesternAnimation/SonicSatAM'': [[MorallyAmbiguousDoctorate Dr.]] Julian [[EmperorScientist Robotnik]] is the [[BigBad absolute ruler]] of a roboticized Mobius, and is a [[KnightOfCerebus far more chilling incarnation]] than the [[WesternAnimation/AdventuresOfSonicTheHedgehog normally-bumbling]] character of Robotnik. A ruthless, ambitious backstabber with a series of treacherous moves to his count in the name of self-interest, Robotnik's first betrayal was his [[SealedEvilInACan sealing of the wizard Naugus]] in the Void. Later becoming known to the King of Mobius, Robotnik became instrumental in the King's own military victories before [[TyrantTakesTheHelm deciding to take over Mobius himself]]. Staging a coup d'état and overthrowing the King from Mobotropolis, Robotnik stole the technologies of the Roboticizer from Charles Hedgehog, and used it to forcefully convert almost all of Mobius into a [[CrapsackWorld polluted dystopia]]. [[UnwillingRoboticisation Reducing all of Mobius's inhabitants to his robotic slaves]]--[[AndIMustScream which they morally object to and fight against]]--Robotnik made fierce enemies with Charles's son [[TheHero Sonic]] and the rest of the Freedom Fighters. Robotnik would demonstrate his psychopathic nature again and again, attempting to kill, torture, or otherwise roboticize the Freedom Fighters, happily willing to jeopardize the ecosystem in doing so. Robotnik also [[BadBoss coldly abuses his own minions]], his diminutive, weak-willed nephew Snively among them, and condemns them all to die for the sake of his own life in the finale. An emotion-deficient fear-monger with nary a comedic quirk to his name, Robotnik proved one of the most vicious incarnations of Robotnik seen in the franchise.
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Spawn}}'': [[AnimatedAdaptation The Animated Series]]: Jason Wynn stands out in an already very dark show. Wynn is the director of the NSC. He is the one who ordered the death of Al Simmons by having [[ManOnFire him burned alive.]] He uses his position to protect child killer Billy Kincaid from the police by killing anyone who discovers Kincaid's brutal crimes. He is covering up Kincaid's crimes in order to extort favors from Kincaid's father, a [[CorruptPolitician corrupt senator.]] When visiting crime boss Tony Twist, Wynn has two [[DisposableSexWorker prostitutes that were with Tony killed,]] so no one besides Tony would know he was there. Wynn is also using his position to steal weapons from the US Department of Defense [[ArmsDealer and is selling them to various terrorists and dictators across the globe.]] When one of Wynn's employees, Terry Fitzgerald, discovers Wynn's crimes, Wynn frames him these crimes, putting Terry's life in a tailspin. Wynn later orders a hit squad to kill Terry's wife [[WouldHurtAChild Wanda and his daughter Cyan.]] Wynn also orders Chief Banks to shoot police officer Twitch Williams, when Twitch gets close to uncovering Wynn's crimes. After Terry reveals Wynn's crimes to the world, Wynn becomes a free agent and seeks the mask of Genghis Khan, which will give him the powers of Hell. We learn that Wynn had one his former subordinates, Major Forsberg, thrown into a cell and starved, when he tried to leave Wynn's services. Wynn threatens to kill Forsberg's family unless he tells him where to find the mask. When Terry tries to kill Wynn in revenge, Wynn has him dragged to an opium den and forcible drugged, because Wynn thinks Terry slowly rotting away in this den is more of a fitting punishment then a quick death. Wynn later uses a knife to try and slowly torture Terry, while gloating about how he will sell his wife into forced prostitution.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheStoryKeepers'': While the series teaches that you should forgive your persecutors, the villainous [[NamesToRunAwayFrom Nihilus]] stands against this, with his unwillingness to live up to his mistakes and accept forgiveness that makes him a monster. The [[TheDragon centurion]] to [[BigBad Nero]], he attempted to purge Rome of the Christians by force throughout the series, including him building a catapult and sending flaming debris into the tunnels that persecuted Christians were hiding in. Upon learning that a fellow centurion was a Christian, he tried to have him killed for treachery. He later set [[WouldHurtAChild fire to homes of children with them still inside]], all because they didn't submit to his emotional manipulation of them. He also arranges a public crucifixion for Ben and murders his student when he stops him from carrying it out. In the end, Nihilus had one single defining trait: his utter lack of a conscience.
* ''WesternAnimation/SwatKATS'':
** [[DiabolicalMastermind Dark Kat]] is one of the Swat Kats' most recurring, and wicked, villains. A [[BombThrowingAnarchists complete madman]] obsessed with the death of the Swat Kats and the [[ToCreateAPlaygroundForEvil destruction of Megakat City]], Dark Kat is [[EstablishingCharacterMoment introduced]] trying to use a [[NukeEm nuclear weapon]] to annihilate Megakat City and its thousands of residents, attempting to force Lieutenant Feral to watch the carnage as it unfolds. Later attempting to turn the Swat Kats into ground meat while using their jet to frame them for opening fire on civilians and blowing up entire buildings, Dark Kat follows this up by convincing Razer he severely wounded innocents to throw him off his game while Dark Kat uses a robotic arachnid to attack and hopefully tear Megakat City to shreds. In his arguably worst outing, Dark Kat makes an alliance with the below-mentioned Dr. Viper, using him to rebuild the Metallikats then install chips in them that [[BadBoss allow Dark Kat to torture them at his leisure]]. Using the Metallikats and Viper, Dark Kat lures the Swat Kats, Feral, and assistant mayor Callie Briggs into a trap to kill them all, ordering the Metallikats to kill Viper when [[YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness he outlives his usefulness]], and ultimately attempts to blow up the entire base as a last ditch effort to kill the Swat Kats, their friends, and all of Dark Kat's own allies in one fell swoop.
** [[EvilutionaryBiologist Dr. Viper]] was once [[MadScientist Elrod Purvis]], a greedy scientist whose plan to sell the Viper Mutagen to the highest bidder ended with his supposed death and subsequent mutation into the evil Viper. In his schemes to destroy Megakat City and replace it with a festering "Megaswamp City", Viper regularly attempts to mutate and murder all he can through his chemical weapons and monsters; [[TransformationTrauma painfully transforms]] one-shot villain Morbulus into a mindless bacteria creature that he looses on Megakat City, leading to dozens of deaths, including that of Viper's former colleague Zyme; attempts to drown the entire city in toxic spores; teams up with the aforementioned Dark Kat; and finally floods the city with mutative chemicals in a bid to mutate everyone within the city. Regularly murdering innocents in his attempted conquest and seeing beauty only in the fetid and festering, Dr. Viper was about as remorselessly evil as his sinister appearance would suggest.
** [[SpacePirates Mutilor]], from "When Strikes Mutilor", is a brutal mercenary who takes over a ship from a peaceful race called the Aquians and attacks Earth, planning to drain every drop of water from the world to sell it off, saying that if earth dies as a result, then that's just business. When the heroic SWAT Kats interfere, Mutilor tries to [[ElectricTorture torture them to death with electricity]], and when the ship is taken, Mutilor attempts to destroy it out of spite so that it crashes into Earth and causes a devastating catastrophe that could easily kill every cat on the planet.
* ''WesternAnimation/TimeJamValerianAndLaureline'': [[BigBad Raymond de Tancarville]] is a tyrant who steals away the Earth itself and keeps humanity trapped in MedievalStasis to rule unchallenged, enforcing his rule with robots that have been shown to blast the populace indiscriminately at sign of challenge. To rule the galaxy, Raymond [[TheManBehindTheMan created the Vlagos race]] and, upon finding a telepath to guide them, murdered her parents and mind-wiped her into believing her own ruler was responsible, in order to have her turn on her people and lead the Vlagos to dominate and destroy countless worlds. To fulfill his ambition, Raymond also tries to murder Valerian and force Laureline to marry him, gloating he'll [[MindRape have her mind rewired]] to make her a willing, submissive and obedient wife.
* ''WesternAnimation/WildWestCowboysOfMooMesa'': [[DemBones Skull Duggery]], despite only appearing in the episodes "The Legend of Skull Duggery" and "Skull Duggery Rides Again", is one of the [[KnightOfCerebus vilest villains]] to appear in the show. Skull Duggery was originally a old miner, by the name of Tom Duggery, who staked a silver claim and was too [[{{Greed}} greedy]] to share it with anyone. He died in a cave in, but his [[OurGhostsAreDifferent ghost]] continued to haunt the mine. Marshall Moo's KidSidekick, Cody Calf, and 2 other kids go to the mine to look for the silver. Skull Duggery catches them, traps them in a mine shaft and fills it with water, [[WouldHurtAChild attempting to drown the children]]. Marshall Moo saves the kids and causes another cave in, sealing Skull Duggery in his mine. However Skull Duggery escapes a year later. [[RevengeBeforeReason Obsessed with revenge against Marshall Moo]], Skull Duggery recruits 2 other ghosts to help him. Skull Duggery plans to use a magic spell that [[RapidAging rapidly ages everything]], people and buildings alike, to destroy Cowtown.
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Xcalibur}}'':
** [[BigBad Kwodahn]] is the demonic mastermind of all evil in the story. Originally a Shogi Monk who turned evil to gain power, Kwodahn began bargaining with potential villains and evildoers to fully back their plans [[DealWithTheDevil in exchange for their souls]]. Allying himself with the depraved Prince Bragan, Kwodahn uses every trick up his sleeve to ensure Bragan's rise to power and the elimination of all his foes. Kwodahn's crimes range from granting Bragan armies of demons he uses to slaughter opposing armies, to unleashing a soul-devouring demon onto a province, to later trying to turn an entire city into statue-like zombies. His evil not limited to mass murder and corruption, Kwodahn once sought the sword of Excalibur, and, when the noble Prince Erwann refused his request, Kwodahn first tried to kidnap the man's infant daughter, before settling for murdering his wife for rejecting him. When Bragan is beaten and all their plans ousted, Kwodahn murders Bragan then tries to corrupt and turn the young Arthus into becoming his new servant, before finally flying into a rage and unleashing his forces onto the entire kingdom with orders to kill every living thing they come across.
** [[TheDragon Prince Bragan]] is the brutal, sociopathic Regent of the kingdom who rose to power thanks to allying with the aforementioned Kwodahn. Murdering his own brother, King Erwann, to ascend to Regent, Bragan immediately begins [[EvilUncle manipulating his child nephew Arthus]] into becoming nothing more than a figurehead, while Bragan rules the kingdom with an iron fist. Driving villages to starvation, massacring entire temples, and torturing his foes being regular atrocities of Bragan's, he also [[FrameUp frames Prince Edwin and his daughter, Djana]], for murdering King Edwin, and constantly tries to execute Djana and her friends in various cruel methods, along with many attempts at slaughtering entire villages they have taken up residence in. Once failing to poison Arthus and claim the throne for himself, Bragan eventually hands Arthus to Kwodahn to with as he pleases, before trying to strike down his partner for ditching him in exchange for Arthus.
* ''WesternAnimation/Xyber9NewDawn'': [[BigBad Machestro]] is the EvilOverlord of the Machina, and the orchestrator of all evil in the series. As the ManBehindTheMan to [[TheHeavy King Renard]], Machestro supplies him with all the resources and technology he needs to keep his war with the heroic Queen Tatania going, resulting in Terrana's current wasteland state, and even supplies him with a [[{{BFG}} city-destroying rail gun]] to destroy as much of Tatania's kingdom as possible. Causing droughts, famines, and overall chaos throughout Tatania's forces with his plans, Machestro uses the ancient Hunter Claw robots to lay waste to entire cities and set crops aflame out of spite. Seeking to claim the [[RidiculouslyHumanRobot Xyber 9]] so as to blanket Terrana in never-ending darkness, then lead a full scale annihilation of the human race, Machestro tricks the Machina as a whole into believing that they are unable to live in sunlight to keep them under his thrall. In the end, Machestro tries to use the Eye of Darkness to cause an unending night, either unaware or uncaring about the fact that it will result in the deaths of all living things, himself included. Machestro was a sociopathic warmonger obsessed with total domination, and would doom the entire planet due to nothing but his own arrogance.


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* ''WesternAnimation/AdventuresInZambezia'': [[BigBad Budzo]] is a ravenous [[ReptilesAreAbhorrent monitor lizard]], [[ChildEater with a taste for bird eggs]]. In the past, he tore off Chief Sekhuru's wing and killed Amaya, Tendai's wife and [[TheProtagonist Kai]]'s mother, while trying to devour an egg, causing Tendai to abandon Zambezia in grief. Losing his claw in the battle, he vows revenge upon Zambezia. When he returns, he aligns with the Marabos, convincing them to kidnap the Weavers before he captures Tendai, using him as a hostage to force the Weavers to build him a bridge. Once it is completed, [[YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness he turns on the Marabos and leaves them to be devoured by his lizard army]] while he storms Zambezia, intent on taking over as a tyrant and devouring their eggs. Arrogant and malicious, Budzo displays nothing but sadistic glee at his crimes, causally dismissing them without a second thought, and is treated with fear and contempt by every other character.
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Antz}}'': [[GeneralRipper General Mandible]] is a megalomaniac ant soldier [[PoliticallyIncorrectVillain who views worker ants as inferior vermin and soldiers as superior]]. He manipulates the Queen into rejecting peace negotiations with a hostile colony of Termites and sends all the soldiers loyal to her on a suicide mission to attack the Termites and secure his power. Both sides are destroyed in the fight except for a single ant named Z, which irritates him to no end. He engineers a new dig for the miners so they will hit a water source that will drown every ant in the colony including the Queen, except for his small faction of army loyalists who will be blindly obedient to him. He tortures Z's best friend Weaver to find Princess Bala after Z took her away, threatens to kill Weaver's girlfriend if he doesn't comply, then orders Z killed seconds after he promised not to do so and arranges Weaver's death as well. To start his new ideal colony he plans to [[AndNowYouMustMarryMe force Princess Bala to marry him]] after he has killed her mother and everyone else.
* ''WesternAnimation/AstroBoy'': In this AnimatedAdaptation of Creator/OsamuTezuka's [[Manga/AstroBoy manga]], [[PresidentEvil President Stone]], at first seeming to be nothing more than an impulsive and childish leader, is slowly revealed to be far more wicked. Stone commissions Doctors Tenma and Elefun to build him a super robot, known as The Peacekeeper, and plans to use it to wage war with the harmless Surface-Dwellers. Despite the scientists' pleas, Stone uploads a highly dangerous power source into The Peacekeeper, resulting in the death of Tenma's son, an accident Stone [[LackOfEmpathy barely acknowledges]]. Learning Tenma rebuilt his son as a robot and used another highly effective power source to give him life, Stone tries to capture or kill the boy to extract the power source, causing copious amounts of destruction to the city in the process. After detaining the child, now known as "Astro," Stone strong-arms Tenma into removing his power core, which would kill the boy. When Tenma refuses, leading to Astro escaping, Stone orders both Tenma and Elefun arrested and plans to have them executed. Stone then reactivates and takes control of The Peacekeeper, starts destroying the city looking for Astro, and prepares to crush several of Astro's friends, [[WouldHurtAChild all children]], trying to draw him out. Doing everything in the hopes that he would be re-elected, Stone was power-hungry, delusional, and [[TheSociopath sociopathic]] for an ultimately [[EvilIsPetty petty reason]].
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Balto}}'': At first, [[GloryHound Steele]] was your typical run of the mill {{jerk jock}} who had it out for the titular character, [[TheBully bullying]] him. He was extremely egotistical and would always [[FakeUltimateHero boast about his accomplishments]] to his peers. Once Balto was placed on his team, however, it is there that he graduated from a standard {{jerkass}} to pure evil. He deliberately tried to sabotage his own team by making them [[MoralEventHorizon lose their way back to the village]]. This ultimately proved that he [[LackOfEmpathy didn't care]] about the possibility that the children might die because of him, and that he [[EvilIsPetty only went on with it]] [[DisproportionateRetribution so that he could spite Balto]]. Steele later returned to the village and attempted to [[WoundedGazelleGambit invoke sympathy from his peers]] by saying that all his teammates died in a blizzard. It is only after Balto returned successful that the crowd saw Steele as a remorseless monster and ultimately left him. [[ItsAllAboutMe Prideful]], cruel, and selfish, Steele ultimately represents all that traits that Balto despises.
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Barnyard}}'': [[BigBad Dag]] is the sadistic leader of a [[ThoseWilyCoyotes pack of coyotes]]. Unlike the other coyotes who kill for food, he seems to [[ForTheEvulz enjoy killing his victim more than eating them]]. This is shown when he shows a group of chickens his chain which has severed chicken legs on it. When faced with Otis's father Ben, he [[YouKilledMyFather murders him]] and then shames Otis by telling him that his father would've survived had he been there for him. He then makes a compromise with Otis that stated that he and his pack of coyotes could get a couple of animals every night, and if Otis didn't comply, Dag and his coyotes would personally slaughter everything in the farm that Otis held dear, including possibly the farmer. This deal was just a trick to keep Otis busy while he and his pack kidnap the hens as well as the chick Maddy. He then tries to spitefully [[WouldHurtAChild eat the latter]] [[DisproportionateRetribution just because]] she [[InsultBackfire called him a "meaner."]] Murderous and needlessly cruel, Dag is seemingly [[KnightOfCerebus out of place]] in an [[VileVillainSaccharineShow otherwise lighthearted film]].
* ''WesternAnimation/TheBoxtrolls'': [[SmugSnake Archibald Snatcher]] is a self-styled Boxtroll exterminator, the [[BigBad primary villain]] of the plot, and, while [[NotSoHarmlessVillain initially appearing to be eccentric and goofy, reveals himself as something far more unhinged]] as the story runs its course. A SocialClimber who envies the lifestyles of higher society (the elite "[[UpperClassTwit White Hats]]") Snatcher drives forth a campaign to eliminate every Boxtroll in Cheesebridge to [[AmbitionIsEvil motivate the White Hats into letting him join higher society]]. Ten years prior to the main plot, Snatcher is shown attempting to extort something out of the father of the-then infant [[KidHero Eggs]] by [[WouldHurtAChild threatening the baby's life]]; when Eggs's father refuses to cooperate with his demands, Snatcher apparently [[WrenchWhack kills him with a wrench]] (in actuality keeping the man under locks until he was driven to insanity). Snatcher, as the plot continues, obliterates the Boxtrolls' home and gleefully attempts to crush them en masse while [[ForcedToWatch forcing Eggs to watch]], and shortly after dresses the boy as a Boxtroll and then attempts to [[ManOnFire burn him alive]] in his attempt to endear himself to the White Hats. Shown at various times as a [[ItsAllAboutMe self-concerned megalomaniac]] who would willingly try to kill children to further his goals, Snatcher [[KnightOfCerebus really stands out]] in [[VileVillainSaccharineShow such a lighthearted movie]].
* ''Franchise/TheChroniclesOfRiddick: WesternAnimation/DarkFury'': [[BountyHunter Antonia Chillingsworth]] is the commander of the mercenary vessel the ''Kublai Khan''. She's obsessed with the art of killing and death, collecting dozens of notorious fighters as part of her private collection of [[TakenForGranite living statues]]. In this state they are almost completely frozen [[AndIMustScream while conscious the whole time]] and trapped in an inescapable nightmare for what seems like centuries. She [[BadBoss callously sacrifices her crew members]] to see Riddick's skill at killing; her only concern is that they were overpaid. Before adding Riddick to her collection she throws him and his friends in a fighting pit with people-eating monsters for her own amusement. She's horrible enough to [[EvenEvilHasStandards disgust even Riddick]], otherwise a [[KnifeNut knife-happy]] NobleDemon.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheCondor'': {{Corrupt|Corporate Executive}} company partner [[BigBad Nigel Harrington]] and his mercenary, [[TheDragon Taipan]], are a despicable, greedy duo who kidnap the homeless and use Nigel's company chips to mentally enslave them. Giving them enhanced abilities, Nigel and Taipan have them commit crimes to test the chip, not caring that the chips burn their hearts out and kill them. Wishing for stronger test subjects, Nigel has Taipan kidnap skateboard enthusiasts, repeating the enslavement process on them. Upon his scheme being discovered by his business partners, Nigel has his mind-controlled pawns kill them to cover his secret. Luring his partners' son, [[TheProtagonist Tony Valdez]], to the scene of the crime, Nigel has him beaten and crippled; Taipan going on to manipulate Tony's cousin into setting Tony's house on fire. Attempting to sell their technology to terrorists, they do not care how it is used, [[{{Greed}} as long as they profit]]. Having no loyalty to one another, Taipan kills Nigel to keep all the money herself.
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Delgo}}'': [[BigBad Empress Sedessa]] is the [[GodSaveUsFromTheQueen genocidal monarch]] of the Ando wastelands, and a vengeful exile of the Nohrin royal family. During her time among the Nohrin, Sedessa conceived a brutal war among the Lockni people after the Nohrin were denied land, ordering massacres of entire villages with orders to "leave no survivors", despite King Zahn's wish to parley with the Lockni, as Sedessa [[FantasticRacism viewed them as savages despite their peaceful nature]]. After King Zahn strips Sedessa of her royal rank, Sedessa gets revenge by attempting to poison him and the Queen in their sleep, succeeding in murdering the Queen, resulting in her exile and the removal of her wings. Fifteen years later, Sedessa moves to restart the war between the Lockni and the Nohrin, seeking to wipe out the Lockni and seize the Nohrin kingdom herself. Throughout the plot, Sedessa shows gratification in harming whomever she can, taking pleasure in attempting to sever the wings of Zahn's young daughter Kyla and cruelly mocking her about her dead mother. She shows no compunction in disposing of those who [[YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness have no use to her]], like the ruling members of the Ando (whom she kills even in spite of the fact they saved her upon her exile) and attempts to stab Delgo the moment he turns his back [[UngratefulBastard after saving her life]], having no remorse for her actions during her fifteen years of exile. Even her own loyal commander Raius is implied to be disposable to her, and Sedessa ultimately dies a vain, selfish outcast whose brutal campaign cost countless lives.
* ''WesternAnimation/DragonsFireAndIce'': The [[EvilSorcerer immortal wizard]] [[BigBad Xenoz]] was once the ambassador between the peaceful Dragons and the war-mongering human kingdoms of Draigar and Norvagen. However, [[AmbitionIsEvil his lust for power]] drove him to murder the Dragon Queen and steal her Ice Crystal. When the Dragon King Thoron attempted to murder him for this betrayal, Xenoz was scarred by Thoron's fire, and as such, developed a seething hatred for all of Dragon kind, and sought to annihilate the entire species through any means possible. Using his position, Xenoz ensures the war between Draigar and Norvagen continues for centuries to follow, framing each kingdom for the deaths of the other's Dragons, when in reality, Xenoz himself was hunting down and murdering them one by one, then feeding their remains to his army of monstrous Vorgans. After painfully tearing the power of an amazing Dragon crystal out of Prince Dev and Princess Kyra, Xenoz kicks his own [[TheDragon second-in-command]] to [[YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness his death]], before opening a portal to Dragon World, where he plans to unleash the power of all his magic at once in hopes of wiping out all Dragons. Defined by his disproportionate hatred and lust for power, Xenoz [[ItsAllAboutMe cared for nothing and no one but himself and his own pride]], and would kill anyone who jeopardized either of them.
* ''WesternAnimation/FireAndIce'': The film’s BigBad is the [[EvilOverlord evil]] [[NamesToRunAwayFrom Nekron]], a [[EvilSorcerer sorcerer]] and the [[SorcerousOverlord ruler of the lands of ice]]. He begins the film by magically expanding the glaciers of his realm to literally crush those who stand in his way while slaughtering their villages with the glaciers and the spears of his sub-human followers. Seeking to force the King of the only resisting kingdom Jarol to submit, Nekron's mother Julianna kidnaps Jarol's daughter and has her brought to Nekron. Nekron angrily informs Julianna, who had expected Nekron to breed with her, that if his mother brings him any more "little sluts," he'll kill her himself. When Teegra's brother tries to rescue her, Nekron, while sneering "pigs you are, and like pigs you shall die," uses his magic to [[PeoplePuppets force the prince to kill his comrades]], before the prince commits suicide. When [[TheHero Larn]] infiltrates his sanctum, Nekron gets utter delight from beating the warrior down himself and even has him taken away to be healed and rested so Nekron can enjoy crushing him again.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheFlightBeforeChristmas'': [[BigBad Black Wolf]] is the alpha of a [[SavageWolves bloodthirsty pack of wolves]] who open up the movie attempting to [[WouldHurtAChild kill and eat the young Niko]]. Black Wolf, stressing over the lack of food, attacks a completely harmless poodle who strays into his territory; the poodle accidentally gives Black Wolf the idea to kill and eat Santa Claus and his reindeer. Black Wolf then gets the idea to pose as Santa's reindeer in the process so he and his pack could sneak into the houses of humans. The plan was to slaughter every child in the world to curb his hunger. Black Wolf tracks the reindeer down, proclaims himself the new Santa Claus, and prepares to eat the reindeer. Interrupted by Niko, Black Wolf attempts to murder him too out of frustration, going as far to pursue him on top of a flying sleigh miles in the air. Even as he fell to his inevitable [[KarmicDeath Karmic]] DisneyVillainDeath, Black Wolf [[TakingYouWithMe dragged Niko's best friend Julius down with him]], stating his joy that at least he wouldn't die hungry; he would have killed Julius if not for Niko saving him.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheFlightOfDragons'': [[BloodKnight Bryagh]] is [[BigBad the dark sorcerer Ommadon's]] [[OurDragonsAreDifferent literal]] [[TheDragon dragon]], and stands out as the only wholly evil dragon in the setting. Seven years prior to the plot, [[KnightInShiningArmor Sir Orrin Neville-Smythe]] came across Bryagh [[EatsBabies devouring an entire nest of dragon eggs]], and was only stopped from slaughtering the last one by Orrin confronting him. Orrin grimly injures Bryagh, leaving the dragon to wallow in his own hate for seven years before returning to aid his dark master [[OmnicidalManiac in his ultimate goal of destroying humanity.]] Throughout the plot, Bryagh is shown to be a vicious {{Sadist}} in the skin of a dragon, described as having blood on his mind and relishing the prospect of having his legions "attack, demolish, devour, burn, and grind" his enemies, happily serving Ommadon so long as he gets his kicks out of killing people. He's initially tasked with capturing Peter alive and bringing him to Ommadon; however, upon being pursued by Gorbash, Bryagh drops Peter to his intended death for little reason other than to spite the heroes. In the climax, Bryagh ambushes the FiveManBand and [[HeroKiller proceeds to kill Giles and Aragh]], and tops it off by killing the archer Danielle, who was Sir Orrin's love interest. Bryagh only pauses his assault to sadistically laugh about this in Orrin's face while he mourns, before both off themselves in a MutualKill.
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Gisaku}}'': [[BigBad Gorkan]] is the demonic mastermind of all the evil in the story. A [[DemonLordsAndArchdevils devil]] who rules over his dimension of demons with an iron fist, Gorkan arrives on Earth and immediately massacres several samurai who try to stop him, before attempting to unleash his armies of demons onto the planet to plunge the world into a living Hell. Though thwarted in this, Gorkan escaped and spent centuries building himself a criminal empire that he used to hide his evil activities, notably mutating a lynx into a half-human hybrid after making a deal with him to save his race, leaving him an outcast by both humans and his fellow lynxes. In the present, Gorkan is an [[BadBoss absolutely dreadful excuse for an employer]], brutally melting, crushing, and snapping in two his own minions for the smallest slights, from [[YouHaveFailedMe failure]] to simply stating the fact of a temporary setback. In the end, Gorkan tries once more to unleash his demonic forces onto Earth, and takes the time to viciously twist one of his soldiers into a ball when the man slightly annoys him.
* ''WesternAnimation/HellboyAnimated: Blood and Iron'': Erzsebet Ondrushko is an [[AristocratsAreEvil evil countess]] [[{{Expy}} based]] on the infamous Elizabeth Bathory. Consumed by her [[{{Pride}} vanity]] and wishing to [[IJustWantToBeBeautiful stay young and beautiful]] [[ImmortalityImmorality forever]], Ondrushko sold her soul to [[GodofEvil Hecate]], the Greek Goddess of Witches. In exchange for her soul, Hecate transforms Ondrushko into a vampire and gave her the power to rejuvenate her body if she [[BloodBath bathes in the blood of young women]]. Ondrushko is said to have murdered over a thousand people in her quest to remain young. Through a series of flashbacks, we see Ondrushko take over a dress shop (by murdering the shop owner and her [[WouldHurtAChild infant child]]) to lure in and kidnap a young girl named Anna. Anna's fiance gathers a rescue party, including a young Professor Broom, to rescue her. They go to Ondrushko's castle, which is filled with torture devices and the bodies of young women and find Anna drained of blood, and so [[MercyKill they kill her to prevent her from becoming a vampire as well]]. Ondrushko kills most of the rescue party, but Bloom manages to kill her. Though her body died, her evil spirit remained. Sixty years later, the BPRD is sent to investigate a supposed haunted mansion, which is in fact haunted by the souls of Ondrushko's many victims. Ondrushko's minions resurrect her and she bathes in the blood in the mansion's owner to rejuvenate herself.
* ''WesternAnimation/HowToTrainYourDragon2'': Drago Bludvist is an unfeeling madman who seeks to take over Berk. Having lost his village and family to dragons when he was younger, Drago subverts a FreudianExcuse by becoming exactly like the ones who he sought revenge against and using fear to dominate anyone in his path. Prior to the plot, Drago came to a chieftain's meeting and offered to drive away the dragons if they would kneel to him. When they declined, [[DisproportionateRetribution Drago responds by burning them alive]] and leaving no survivors but Stoick, Hiccup's father. In the current, Drago raises a dragon army, led by a Bewilderbeast he abused into loyalty, and attempts to execute his right hand man for failing him, as well as the other dragon riders he brought with him. [[spoiler: Drago enslaves the dragons living under Valka's care and kills their Alpha to assert his power. Drago even hypnotizes the loyal Toothless to fire on his own master, Hiccup, and simply scoffs when Stoick takes the blast. He then proceeds to raze Berk with his new-found army, taking no prisoners.]] Power hungry beyond salvation, Drago ended up putting even the [[WesternAnimation/HowToTrainYourDragon first movie's]] BigBad to shame.
* ''ComicBook/LadyDeath: The Motion Picture'': In this [[AnimatedAdaptation animated movie based on this comic]], [[{{Satan}} Lucifer]] himself comes to Earth in [[AFormYouAreComfortableWith human form]] under the name Mathias. Mathias, establishing himself as a feudal lord in 15th century Sweden, is [[PressGanged forcing villagers]] to join his army--[[ChildSoldiers including a young boy]]--saying he needs souls to fight for God. Mathias sees [[ArchnemesisDad his daughter Hope]] meeting her boyfriend Niccolo and impresses Niccolo into his army and confines his daughter to his castle. Hope soon discovers her father has murdered those he impressed into his service. Mathias opens a portal to {{Hell}} and pours several innocent souls, including Niccolo, into Hell to be [[AndIMustScream tormented]]. As Mathias reveals his true form to his daughter, an angry mob bursts in, angry over Mathias's treatment of the people. Lucifer kills everyone present except for his daughter and a priest who was leading the mob. The priest condemns Hope to death and plans to burn her at the stake. Lucifer sends a minion to taunt Hope, saying she can be with Niccolo, if she offers a prayer to Lucifer. Hope refuses at first, but relents and says the prayer as she [[BurnTheWitch is being burnt to death]]. Her soul descends to Hell and demons begin to [[ColdBloodedTorture torture her]]. The demons eventually take Hope to her father, where Lucifer wants Hope to become his minion and plans to torture the souls of Niccolo and her mother if she refuses. Hope refuses and Lucifer kicks her out a window. In Hell, Hope meets Cremator, Lucifer's former blacksmith who was killed by Lucifer in life and was dragged to Hell by Lucifer. Through her training, Hope becomes Lady Death and leads several lost souls in a rebellion against Lucifer.
* ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyTVSpecials'': [[BigBad Tirek]] is a [[VileVillainSaccharineShow surprisingly vile creature]] from a show that's supposed to be a little girl's show. A demon of a centaur, Tirek was the ruler of the Midnight Castle, and planned to send Dream Valley into a state of eternal chaos. To do so, he used a sack containing magical spells in it to essentially torture and transform young ponies into his hideous, winged dragons which he could then use to pull his Chariot of Darkness. He's also amazingly violent. This is shown whenever his henchman Scorpan [[YouHaveFailedMe failed him]]. He would threaten to have Spike's [[OffWithHisHead head cut off]] if he ever screwed up again, which makes it even more disturbing in that Spike was a child, and therefore it meant that he [[WouldHurtAChild had no limits to who he had to hurt in order to get his way]].
* ''Film/OsmosisJones'': [[BigBad Thrax]] is a [[DiseasedName deadly virus]] who is [[FameThroughInfamy obsessed with infamy and making his name known in the medical books]]. To this end, Thrax [[SerialKiller infiltrates human after human and slowly kills]] them through an agonizing fever --one of his victims a [[WouldHurtAChild little girl]] who "didn't like to wash her hands"--which comes with the consequence of killing both the human and every living organism inside of them. Upon invading the body of Francis "Frank" [=DiTorre=], Thrax [[EstablishingCharacterMoment introduces himself]] burning a cell unfortunate enough to cross him from the inside out whilst humming, and cuts clean through a local crime boss to [[AsskickingEqualsAuthority cow his flunkies into serving him]]. Thrax sets about murdering whomever comes in his way and burns his own flunkies to death after they suggest incubating, ultimately nearly succeeding in dooming Frank and gloating to hero Osmosis Jones that he intends on breaking his record on Frank's young daughter Shane. [[FauxAffablyEvil Perpetually suave even while brutally killing others]] and remarkably sadistic, [[VileVillainSaccharineShow Thrax]] [[KnightOfCerebus darkened the mood]] of this otherwise-lighthearted [[BuddyCopShow Buddy Cop]] film tenfold whenever he was onscreen.
* ''WesternAnimation/PinocchioAndTheEmperorOfTheNight'': [[BigBad The Emperor of the Night]] is the cruel ruler of a nightmarish dimension, who gains power by trapping souls in his domain, while weakening the Blue Fairy enough so that he can destroy her. Working through his vile human henchman, [[TheDragon Puppetino]], they lure and tempt numerous victims into signing away their freedoms, and [[AndIMustScream turn them into lifeless puppets for all eternity]]; one of the countless puppets trapped in the empire of the night includes a woman holding her baby. The Emperor soon targets Pinocchio as his next victim, and has Puppetino lure Pinocchio with [[WouldHurtAChild a little girl]] they captured and turned into a puppet. Using magic from his master, Puppetino then transforms Pinocchio into a lifeless puppet, but not before torturing Pinocchio for his amusement. When Pinocchio is freed by the Blue Fairy, the Emperor manipulates Pinocchio and his friends into entering his domain. He uses Gepetto as his hostage, in order to coerce Pinocchio into signing away his freedom willingly, so that the Blue Fairy cannot save him. Pinocchio submits as long as his friends and father go free, until the Emperor orders Puppetino to take them all into the dungeon anyway. Once Pinocchio fights back, [[BadBoss the Emperor smites Puppetino]] for his cowardice, and threatens to harm Gepetto if Pinocchio does not obey.
* ''WesternAnimation/RainbowBrite and the Star Stealer'': Out of the roster of {{harmless villain}}s in Rainbow Brite's RoguesGallery, none reached the [[EvilIsPetty petty]], selfish extremes the [[BigBad Dark Princess]] exemplified. Motivated solely by {{greed}}, the Dark Princess was willing to enslave innocent races to tow the diamond planet Spectra out of its foundation to her castle. However, all light in the universe needs to pass through Spectra, or else the entire universe would be starved of light and freeze, ensuring trillions of deaths. [[StupidEvil Despite knowing she'd die too]], the Dark Princess still goes on with it, and when she's foiled, she attempts to [[TakingYouWithMe ram her ship into Spectra and shatter it]] out of spite. When she returned, she enslaved a peaceful race of sprites and attempted to turn [[WouldHurtAChild Rainbow Brite into a crystal]]. [[KnightOfCerebus The Dark Princess]] [[VileVillainSaccharineShow stood out]] in the SugarBowl that was Rainbow Brite's universe as a figure of unparalleled [[ItsAllAboutMe selfishness and avarice]].
* ''WesternAnimation/RatchetAndClank2016'': [[MorallyAmbiguousDoctorate Dr.]] [[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast Nefarious]] is a darker character than in the original series. Starting off as [[DiscOneFinalBoss Drek]]'s engineer, Nefarious built the Deplanetizer that allowed Drek to [[EarthShatteringKaboom destroy planets]] and use their land masses to build his new world. After the pair destroy Novalis and five other planets, Nefarious [[TheStarscream betrays Drek]] and [[DragonAscendant takes over his operation]], intending to destroy Umbris, a volatile planet which could set off a chain reaction and [[ApocalypseHow destroy the entire solar system]]. When he hears that Ratchet and Clank are thwarting the attempt to destroy Umbris, Nefarious goes to stop them himself and ensure Umbris's destruction, despite knowing [[TakingYouWithMe he'd die too]].
* ''WesternAnimation/TheSecretOfNIMH'': [[BigBad Jenner]] is a nasty, murderous piece of work. In contrast to his noble brethren amongst the rats of NIMH, Jenner desires nothing but power. When TheHero Mrs. Brisby comes to the rats for help moving her family and house to be safe from a farmer's plow, Jenner sabotages the moving so the wise and kind leader of the rats, Nicodemus is crushed to death, while the Brisby house (and the four Brisby children inside) are trapped and sinking in mud with Jenner not caring about the impending deaths of the kids. When he sees Nicodemus bequeathed a special stone to Mrs. Brisby, Jenner attempts to murder her for it. What makes it even worse is Jenner, like all the rats, owes his very life to Mrs. Brisby's deceased husband and the father of her kids and displays zero remorse or gratitude to Jonathan's memory. After his henchman Sullivan finally has enough with Jenner's lunacy, Jenner slashes his throat and attempts to kill his rival Justin, declaring his only philosophy in life: [[ItsAllAboutMe take what you can when you can.]]
* ''WesternAnimation/StarchaserTheLegendOfOrin'': [[BigBad Zygon]] is a [[SmugSnake smug]], domineering [[GalacticConqueror galactic conqueror]] with a [[AGodAmI God complex]] who seeks to [[TakeOverTheWorld rule humanity]]. Formerly a rogue android known as Nexus, his first attempt to take over humanity was stopped by guardians known as the Ka-Khan, and his army was destroyed. Forced to hide, Zygon bides his time and establishes a [[SlaveryIsASpecialKindOfEvil slave mine]] on the planet Zinia, forcing human slaves (who are forced to work regardless of [[WouldHurtAChild age]] or physical condition) into such harsh conditions they often die. The blade the Ka-Khan used to defeat him is found by an old slave, [[HeKnowsTooMuch who's killed to keep it a secret]]. Once [[TheChosenOne Orin]] finds out about the blade and decides to escape, Zygon fatally [[NeckLift strangles]] his girlfriend Elan. After Orin escapes, Zygon places a massive bounty on his head and has his [[MechaMooks Mecha-Mooks]] attack him at every turn. He captures [[LoveableRogue Dagg]] and has him [[ColdBloodedTorture painfully tortured]] by shooting a laser into his forehead, overseeing it with a [[{{Sadist}} sadistic]] grin. After he has the heroes within his grasp, Zygon leads his ships to obliterate the human's opposing fleet and take over the planet by force. Once he's been [[RoboticReveal revealed as Nexus]], Zygon takes [[IHaveYourWife Aviana (the new love interest) hostage]], threatening her life. Once Orin surrenders, Zygon attempts to strike him down with his own blade. Cocky and arrogant, Zygon was as remorselessly cruel as an [[EvilOverlord evil overlord]] could be.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheTaleOfDespereaux'': In TheFilmOfTheBook, [[EvilAlbino Boticelli Remorso]] is the [[EvilOldFolks cruel leader]] of the lower rat world. Believing the only true meaning of life is [[{{Sadist}} other people's suffering]], he forces innocent mice, such as the protagonist, [[WouldHurtAChild Despereaux]], into incredibly one-sided [[GladiatorGames gladiator-like games]] in a Colosseum, pitting them against a gigantic (to them) cat where the only outcome is being eaten and dying in front of a crowd of bloodthirsty rats. He despises [[DamselInDistress Princess Pea]] for no apparent reason, and as such orders his hundreds of rats to [[ImAHumanitarian eat her]], trample her and cause her great pain. A detail throughout the movie that adds to Boticelli's status as a monster is the skulls and bones littered throughout Ratworld; it is made clear this is his and his subordinate's doing. Throughout all of these events, Boticelli is happy with it, because, as mentioned, he [[AxCrazy loves other people's suffering]].
* ''WesternAnimation/TheThiefAndTheCobbler: The Recobbled Cut'': [[BloodKnight Mighty One-Eye]], from the original workprint and this version of the film, is a brutal warlord who introduces himself in the aftermath of a complete massacre of an army he and his army have defeated, [[AtopAMountainOfCorpses forming a mountain of hundreds of corpses]] upon which One Eye announces his intent to bring the Golden City and all within to destruction. Regularly making a habit of abusing his personal harem and using them as living furniture, One Eye spitefully orders the treacherous wizard [[EvilChancellor Zigzag]] thrown to his pet alligators [[UngratefulBastard even after Zigzag provides him with the means to invade the Golden City]]. One Eye is implied to make a regular habit out of mass slaughter and seeks to annihilate the Golden City purely as a show of his [[BloodKnight bloodthirsty might]].
* ''War of the Birds'': [[FeatheredFiend Fagin]], the BigBad of this 1990 [[DanishMedia Danish animated film]], is a murderous vulture responsible for terrorizing the residents of a forest he frequents. Fagin opens the film attacking and killing, [[ForTheEvulz for kicks]], the parents of [[TheHero Oliver]] as they defend their nest, swiftly obliterating their nest in the process and destroying all but one of their seven eggs. Fagin's periodic assaults on the forest have claimed numerous lives, among them the parents of Oliver's eventual companion Olivia and the mother of the mice Frederick and Inglof. Fagin spends the rest of the movie attempting to brutally kill Oliver and his companions first for fun and later out of spite, coldly dismissing [[YouKilledMyFather Oliver's anger at him over the murder of his parents]] and wrathfully killing Oliver's adoptive mother Betty after [[EyeScream she rips out his eye]]. In addition to his thrill-killing, Fagin keeps a nameless dove as his personal slave, physically abusing her and traumatizing her into a stuttering wreck of a bird.
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Wizards}}'': [[BigBad Blackwolf]] is an EvilSorcerer who fancies himself to be the next UsefulNotes/AdolfHitler. [[AftertheEnd Millions of years after the world is devastated by a nuclear war]], [[CainAndAbel Blackwolf and his brother Avatar]] are born in the kingdom of Montagar. After their mother dies, Blackwolf is overjoyed, seeing this as his chance to seize power. Avatar defeats Blackwolf in battle and banishes him. Blackwolf moves to the kingdom of Scortch, [[PollutedWasteland a radioactive waste land filled with mutants]] and [[EvilOverlord takes over]]. Blackwolf sends out assassins to search the land and kill anyone who practices magic. Blackwolf also assassinates all the leaders of the free states so he can be a better position to strike. Blackwolf's mutant army is at first undisciplined and unmotivated and does not win battles. However, Blackwolf eventually finds a projector and some old [[ThoseWackyNazis Nazi]] propaganda films, which he [[PropagandaMachine uses ]] to inspire his troops and bring fear and confusion to his enemies, so now Blackwolf's troops often slaughter the opposing side. Blackwolf's troops seize a village and end up killing all the prisoners they captured, as well as blowing up a church. Blackwolf claims mutants are a MasterRace and wants to fight for their interests, but when [[StrawHypocrite he discovers his son will be a mutant]], [[OffingTheOffspring he plans on killing him]].