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"The Pit is a realm far beyond our own, yet it's all around us. A place without time as we know it. It's a dark realm filled with the tortured souls of both the living and dead. Every being in the Pit is demanded to serve Lord Zalgo, a demon who only exists to cause misery and death. He has ruled countless galaxies for thousands of years and has led an army of his tortured souls in an attempt to conquer the multiverse. They are responsible for countless genocides, with cities, towns, planets, and small settlements being completely destroyed, alongside all their inhabitants, while nature itself is left to rot or decimated to make room for Zalgo's strongholds."
Aton

The Pit is a realm of tortured souls known, inhabited by legions of monsters and demons forged from the tears of the undead, and each one clad in armor carved from the concentrated suffering of grieving mothers. They are lead by Lord Zalgo, who is also is said to live within all mankind, waiting for the thin glass wall within them to crack, so that he may take over.

They are a truly despotic empire, they have been conquering planets for eons and have been unstoppable for years. They have one of the largest armies in the omniverse, with over trillions still serving Zalgo to this day.
  • Aliens Are Bastards: They make a habit out of invading planets and twisting them into their likeness.
  • Badass Army: They've been conquering galaxies and destroying planets for eons.
  • Badass Creed: "Revenge is what we seek, mercy is for the weak! HAIL ZALGO!"
  • Black and Grey Morality: The Zalgo Empire are made to represent the black side as a whole.
  • Divine Conflict: The Great Monster War against Aton, which they lost.
  • The Dreaded: Zalgo and his minions are feared universally for their reputation of annihilating entire planets. Mentioning their name is enough to send planets into a panic.
  • The Empire: Zalgo's forces have spread across the galaxy to the point where Zalgo dictates over half the universe.
  • Eco-Terrorist: Sorta. While the Pit has recreated numerous planets in Zalgo's image, they are often just as satisfied with leaving entire planets barren, borderline unliveable wastelands, seeing the carnage as reminders of their power to the general populace.
  • The Empire: An evil organization made up of demons, aliens, torturers, hegemonic thugs, religious fanatics, and dictators dead set on multiversal domination.
  • Enemy Civil War: Zalgo's Forces vs. Slenderman's Proxies was a major conflict in the Under Realm.
  • Equal-Opportunity Evil:
    • Not even Shadowlurker and X are safe from Zalgo's wrath. Zalgo kills Shadowlurker at one point (although he revived him shortly after), and X has a gigantic gash over his eye.
    • Zalgo also isn't picky about who gets to be a member of his army. Even non-fighters like peasants and farmers are welcomed and he doesn't seem to mind Proxies being part of his force despite how much he hates them. All Zalgo wants is for men to be good at their job and loyal to him.
  • Fantastic Racism: Despite being Equal-Opportunity Evil, the vast majority of the demons within the Pit looked down on non-demons or mortals, seeing them as a disease who only existed to be toyed with and slaughtered.
  • Five-Bad Band:
  • Obviously Evil: None of them look cute or cuddly.
  • Politically Incorrect Villain: Many within Zalgo's army are demon supremacists.
  • Rape, Pillage, and Burn: They make a habit out of massacring entire planets.
  • Royally Screwed Up: Uh, yeah.
  • Slavery Is a Special Kind of Evil: They takes pleasure in slave labor, having enslaved countless races across the universe. These slaves are often forced to build monuments in Zalgo's likeness, or even worse, become a member of his army. When they fail to do so, the slaves are punished terribly and sometimes executed, such in the case of the talking canines. The slaves of Zalgo's empire are forced to serve him until they die due to exhaustion, lack of food, or until Zalgo gets tired of whipping them around and kills them, only to be replaced with more slaves. Zalgo particularly enjoyed doing this to great and powerful people such as the rulers of planets he has conquered, seeing it as the ultimate insult to have them live the lives of revered and respectable figures, only to spend the rest of their lives as helpless slaves later.
  • Sorting Algorithm of Evil: Each member of the army are their own varying degrees of evil. Ranging from Zalgo and X, who are constantly butting heads for the most depraved member, Zalgo's Minions being second, Flame-Head who is initially very much evil but aren't devoid of redeeming qualities, the Shadowlurker who isn't very evil at all and only commits evil out of fear of death.
  • Sparing the Aces: Zalgo's Empire is built on this trope. Most of Zalgo's strongest men were warriors from planets he's conquered and he spares the strongest by turning him into demons against their will. He frequently laments about killing the Proxies after seeing their battle power and offers Ms. P a position as his mistress after witnessing her strength.
  • Sufficiently Advanced Alien: They are immortal aliens and demons high supernatural powers at their disposal.
  • Time Abyss: They have lived as long as evil itself.

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Lord Z'algatoth (AKA Zalgo)

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Father of Slenderman and series Big Bad. Zalgo is a malevolent and mysterious entity who personifies the evil and cruelty of the Under Realm. He is the cause of the Great Monster War and Aton' Arch-Enemy. He lives in a palace of tortured glass, served by legions of monsters forged from the tears of the undead, and each one clad in armor carved from the concentrated suffering of grieving mothers. He also is said to live within all mankind, waiting for the thin glass wall within them to crack, so that he may take over. His real name is Z'algatoth and he has a cult of followers who wish to bring about his coming.
  • 0% Approval Rating: There is no one who truly likes Zalgo. This is more evident in "Something Zalgo This Way Comes", where it's established that the only reason his henchmen follows him is that they're either brainwashed or afraid of being tortured or killed. Shadowlurker only follows him out of fear, and X only uses Zalgo's resources as means to take over new universes. All the characters of the comic voice their open dislike of him — the Proxies, the Human World, several members of the Epsilon Cult, including Epsilon himself, Enderman, the Rake, and even Malitch. This is a mix of general principle and also the matter that he caused the near fall of the Monster race, as well as a distaste for exactly how he caused it. The only beings that seem to like Zalgo are the demonic monsters he plans to unleash on the multiverse.
  • Absolute Xenophobe: He hates lifeforms in all aspects which explains why he acts with rudeness towards basically everyone throughout the story.
  • Abusive Dad: Up to Eleven. When Slenderman was a child, Zalgo put him through Training from Hell and forcefully makes him his "sparring partner" for his training, torturing the young Slenderman to the brink of death every day for the next 30 years. It gets even worse when it's revealed that he tortured Splendorman throughout his childhood, and murdered all of his other children when they failed to please him.
  • Abusive Parents: It's implied his parents were neglectful of him.
  • The Ace: Zalgo is undisputedly the coolest demon in the Pit, and definitely the strongest.
  • Achilles' Heel: Despite his nigh-omnipotent powers and immunity, Zalgo does have a few weaknesses.
    • Zalgo is very weak to divine magic, as his demonic physiology can be burnt apart easily by the magic. Beings enhanced by Aton's magic also stand a great chance at harming him, as seen in Legends of the Multiverse
    • Objects made of silver can easily harm Zalgo.
    • BEN's Black Stuff burns Zalgo's skins on contact and nullifies his Healing Factor. In "Legends of the Multiverse", BEN melts Zalgo's face off by hurling a handful of Black Stuff towards him.
  • Adaptation Species Change: The original Zalgo is described as "the demonic personification of evil". This Zalgo is explicitly an alien who just so happens to look like a demon.
  • Affectionate Nickname: BEN calls him "flame-head-demon-guy" and the High Priestess of Zalgo sometimes calls him "Emperor Z".
  • The Ageless: He is way over a trillion years old.
  • Agent Peacock: He is vain, shallow, and rather campy with effeminate mannerisms. He's also very cruel and more than capable of the annihilation on entire planets and comes alarmingly close to killing Slenderman and his Proxies multiple times.
  • A God I Am: Believes himself to be truly omnipotent.
  • Aggressive Categorism: He hates humans and wants to eradicate them all.
  • Ain't Too Proud to Beg. Pathetically begs for his worthless life when the Proxies manage to corner him.
  • The Antichrist: Not only is he immensely powerful, but he was also born from generations of Satanic monsters who ruled over the Pit for centuries.
  • Aliens Are Bastards: According to Comickit, Zalgo comes from a race of aliens who happen to look like demons.
  • Always a Bigger Fish: He's the bigger fish to pretty much everyone, and the smaller fish to Aton and Slenderman.
  • Always Someone Better: Enderman spends a lot of his time constantly complaining about the fact Zalgo has a much larger army, more resources, and is more powerful than him.
  • Ambiguous Disorder: It is heavily implied Zalgo suffered from textbook traits of sociopathy, but it's never directly stated what precisely is wrong with him. He sees absolutely no value in forming healthy relationships with others unless there is some benefit in it for him, he is completely incapable of feeling love in any capacity, he enjoys working alone and refuses to confide in any of his "friends", he is disturbingly good at understanding how to manipulate people into doing what he wants, and is willing to kill anyone, from babies to his own remaining family, without any hint of remorse.
  • And There Was Much Rejoicing: The Dark World (as well as many planets in the universe) hold celebrations when they get word of Zalgo's death. Mr. Widemouth even joyfully sings his own version of "Ding Dong the Witch is Dead"!
  • And Your Little Dog, Too!: He loves threatening other's loved ones to get a rise out of others.
  • Anything That Moves: He's not too picky about who gets to be his slave.
  • Apocalypse How: Causes a Multiverse level one in "Legends of the Multiverse".
  • Arc Villain: The titular Big Bad of the Zalgo arc.
  • Arch-Enemy: To Aton. Zalgo and Aton have opposed each other for years as the ultimate forces of evil and good respectively.
  • Archnemesis Dad: To Slenderman. Zalgo took Slenderman in after raping his mother, but only to keep Slenderman as an heir to continue Zalgo's own legacy. He raises his erstwhile son to hate himself, puts him through death courses on a daily basis, and keeps him locked away from sight to prevent being associated with him. When Zalgo kills Slenderman's mother, Slenderman realized Zalgo had to be stopped, calls him out on his abusive parenting, and embarrasses Zalgo in a fight.
  • Aristocrats Are Evil: He's rich and the literal embodiment of evil.
  • Art Evolution: His design has changed slightly over the years.
  • Artifact of Doom: The Multiverse Crystals aren't bad on they're own, as they simply allow the user to travel across multiverses. Zalgo wants to assemble them in order to take over the omniverse and rule as a god. Everywhere.
  • Asshole Victim: After oppressing the universe and taking what he wanted from its citizens and slaughtering their inhabitants, Shadowlurker is happy to brutally kill him with nary a tear being shed.
  • Atop a Mountain of Corpses: His throne is settled on top of a mound of the dismembered corpses of his own children.
    • Zalgo takes it even further in the "Legends of the Multiverse" finale. Zalgo, along with some multiversal monsters, creates a new throne of the souls of all who died when Zalgo merged the multiverses. Bigmouth of Universe 35 briefly revives and Zalgo kills him again, sending him back into place.
  • Attack of the 50-Foot Whatever: Zig-Zagged example. He's either a little over 9 feet tall or several times the size of a planet. He is a size-shifter, so he can turn into any size he wants.
  • Authority Equals Asskicking: He's confirmed by Comickit to be the most powerful demon from the Pit, even moreso than the Great Lord. The only characters in the comic who have a chance of beating him in a straight fight are Slenderman, Cronos and Aton, meaning that Zalgo is at worst the fourth most powerful characters in the comic.
  • Ax-Crazy: Hands down one of the craziest in the comic. Hands down. He's a sadistic, sociopathic and demonic tyrant who has gleefully destroyed millions of planets by massacring the inhabitants and enslaving the survivors, all For the Evulz. His Evil Plan involves merginging the entire multiverse just to turn it into a literal hellhole, and he has murdered millenniums' worth of his own children that failed to live up to his expectations. He's a psycho through and through, and he is a Mood-Swinger who can switch between the "cold and calculating" type of insane and the "overtly insane and Laughing Mad" variety.
  • Badass Baritone
  • Badass Cape
  • Badass Finger Snap: He can makes things appear out of thin air, turn someone into a demon, and even warp reality just by just snapping his fingers.
  • Badass in Charge: Zalgo calls the shots. Anyone who is opposed to this can take it up with his complaint department (aka Eye Beams).
  • Badass Grandpa: He's been around way before the creation of our universe, and is still able to conquer and destroy entire universes.
  • Bad Boss: Abuses and kills his henchmen at the drop of a hat; reasons varying from "needing an example, avoiding an awkward conversation, and "because I wanted to".
    • Zalgo doesn't react at all when X murders one of Zalgo's own minions. While Shadowlurker reacted with horror, Zalgo doesn't even bother to turn around until he's ready to scold X.
    • According to Shadow Lurker, he doesn't pay his minions or associates at all since he thinks allowing them to live is payment enough.
    • He betrays Mancala in "Legends of the Multiverse". Mancala knew this would happen and took precautions just in case.
  • The Bad Guy Wins: In the penultimate "Legends of the Multiverse" episode, Zalgo manages to absorb Slenderman, merge every single universe in existence together, unleashes the Pit into the multiverse, and become self-proclaimed Lord of the Multiverse.
    Zalgo: "Time is dead and Hell has invaded the Universe! Existence is upside down and the omniverse is mine to command! The never-ending reign of Lord Zalgo BEGINS NOW!"
  • Bad People Abuse Animals: Not even dogs are safe from Zalgo's enslavement. At one point, he tells his minions that whoever kills Smile Dog first gets to be his top henchman, fully aware of how much Smile means to the Proxies.
  • Bald of Evil: He has no hair.
  • Barbie Doll Anatomy: Zalgo has no visible genitalia, which kinda makes you wonder how Slenderman was conceived...
  • Batman Gambit: He'll do these in part with his evil plans.
  • Batman Can Breathe in Space: Word of God states Zalgo lacks human anatomy (lungs, a nose, etc), which explains how he can breathe in a vacuum.
  • Beehive Barrier: Can summon one to protect himself.
  • Berserk Button:
    • If his henchman fail a mission, Zalgo's response is predictable.
    • Another is lying to his face, which is punishable by instant destruction.
    • He despises the idea of someone being stronger than him. This is exactly the main cause of his rivalry with Aton.
    • Never try to attack Zalgo while he's monologuing. Oliver learned this in the most horrifying way imaginable.
    • Winning against his mind games, which he will promptly resort to cheating to win.
    • For some odd reason, Zalgo has a special kind of hatred for the Unwanted House Guest. He even promised to see him murdered in quite a horrible fashion. Come Legends of the Multiverse Part 1, he makes good on his word.
  • Big Bad: Specifically of the Zalgo saga. In general, he's easily the most powerful, dangerous and overarching villain in the series.
  • Big Entrance: Usually arrives to a scene in the form of a fiery meteor before reforming into his usual look.
  • Big Guy, Little Guy: The Big Guy to X and Shadowlurker's Little Guy.
  • Big Red Devil: Is big, red, and Satan.
  • Big "WHAT?!": Zalgo bellows "WHAT?!" when he discovers that even with the Multiverse crystals and Slenderman's powers, he is still unable to access Aton's realm.
  • Bitch in Sheep's Clothing: His soft-spoken, polite is simply a role to hide his true personality - the truth is that he's a hateful megalomaniac.
  • Bizarre Alien Biology: The mouth on his head is used for talking, the ones all over his body are used for eating.
  • Bizarre Alien Sexes: His home dimension has 14 billion different gender identities and there is paperwork involved in determining sexual orientation. He's not exactly been keeping track of his.
  • Black Magic: An incredibly skilled master of the dark arts.
  • Blatant Lies: He does this a lot.
  • Blood Bath: It's implied he regularly baths in the blood of those he's murdered.
  • Blood Knight: A more subdued example, but Zalgo finds pleasure in slaughtering and fighting others with ease and will usually make their death more prolonged and painful should they chose to still oppose him.
    • When Cronos attacks him during the battle of the Pit, Stukka makes a move to intervene, but Shadowlurker stops him, telling the brute to "let Lord Zalgo have his fun." Zalgo proceeds to go to town on Cronos.
  • Blue and Orange Morality: He actually seems confused by the concept of human morality.
    • This might be subverted with one simple fact: Zalgo is a sadist. Zalgo is shown at various times to fully comprehend human morality to the fullest and knows exactly how to manipulate them, and Zalgo knows full and well he's absolutely wicked and cruel (in fact, he's quite proud of it). He demonstrates this in front of Shadowlurker, but the sticking point is that Slenderman after Zalgo reveals what he plans to do to the multiverse to endear himself to Slenderman, calls him insane. Zalgo's reaction? “Being sane is boring!” Coupled with the fact Zalgo clearly gets a kick out of delivering pain into living beings and you can solidly dismiss Zalgo's actions completely under Blue and Orange Morality, because he clearly understands humans and he knows understands the beings he's tormenting are in agony but refuses to relent because their suffering amuses him. Honestly, Zalgo is less an Eldritch Abomination and more Satan; he's Ax-Crazy and very openly sadistic and the true nature of Zalgo's species/being is too vague to really call these natural parts of his morality. His inability to understand why Lara enjoys helping people can get along is way more along the lines of Evil Cannot Comprehend Good, and ultimately, Zalgo's little more than a complete and utter psychopath who openly acknowledges and takes pride in this fact.
  • Body Horror: A horned, large, black and red demon with smiling mouths covering his entire body.
  • Breakout Villain: In season 1, he was originally a one-shot villain, but with so many cameo appearances and having some connections to Slenderman and the Pastamonsters lore, he became the main villain of the entire series.
  • Breath Weapon: Zalgo can breathe some type of lava substance (possibly blood?) from his mouth: He uses it to corrupt Lara in "Legends of the Multiverse".
  • Broken Pedestal: Zalgo's murder of his mother and callous treatment of his subjects end up killing what shred of reverence Slenderman once had for Zalgo. Slenderman comes to see Zalgo as his enemy and nearly kills his father.
  • Brought Down to Normal: After Jeff uses the Sword of Splendorman to stab Zalgo through the chest, the sword absorbs Zalgo's power and reduces him to a sniveling, skinny mess of his former self.
  • The Bully: His sole motivation in life is just to torture and mentally crush anybody to the point of losing hope or becoming insane.
  • But for Me, It Was Tuesday: He treats most of the horrible things he does in this manner, including murdering his own children and cursing Mr. Widemouth. After all, what is the suffering of mortals to a godlike being such as himself? Even his murder of Akira, whom he genuinely cared for, is regarded as little more than an unpleasant moment for him that he quickly got over like a bee sting or mosquito bite and he really doesn't seem to grasp the full extent of all the evil he's done. There's also this exchange.
    Zalgo: Why are you here?
    Alice Liddel: You killed the ones I love.
    Zalgo: You're going to have to be more specific.
  • Cain and Abel: Cain To Sexual Offenderman's Abel, though they never fought directly. Zalgo preferred machinations when dealing with his brother, such as actively trying to delegitimize Sexual Offenderman's claim to the throne and take power for himself.
  • The Caligula: Quickly shapes up into this after taking the throne. Zalgo just seems to want to inflict pain and death. One of his lines from "Legends of the Multiverse" is rather telling:
    Zalgo: The multiverse is mine to torture!
  • Call a Human a "Meatbag": He sometimes refers to humans as "insects".
  • Card-Carrying Villain: Zalgo takes pleasure in his villainy and calls himself names such as "The Father of All Darkness".
  • The Casanova: He has had hundreds of wives and many children. Enough to build his throne above their skeletons.
  • Chaos Is Evil: His goal is to unleash chaos and death to the multiverse.
  • Characterization Marches On: In "Legends of the Multiverse", Zalgo's mental state became increasingly unstable, as he would often lose his cool, overreact, and lack common sense, causing him to lean slightly towards his more insane and comedic original personality, but he was still definitely a fairly serious and dangerous villain.
  • Character Tic:
    • He tends to stroke his chin when contemplating something.
    • He almost always lets out an Evil Laugh whenever he sees Slenderman or the Proxies.
  • The Chessmaster: Is willing to manipulate the galaxy to get what he wants.
  • Child Hater: Zalgo really hates children for a variety of reasons, ranging from their smell to their Incorruptible Pure Pureness.
  • Child Prodigy: He destroyed his first universe when he was a kid.
  • Chronic Backstabbing Disorder: Family, subjects, henchmen. He'll betray them in a second.
  • Classic Villain: Represented by Ambition, Pride, and Wrath.
  • Classy Cane: Started out with a glossy, spiral cane. He abandons it later it.
  • Clipped-Wing Angel: During his Shapeshifter Swan Song, Zalgo keeps spawning various forms of himself in a last ditch effort to break out of the Sword of Splendorman before the sword absorbs his power, but the sword screws all of them up so badly that he can't even maintain them for more than a second. When he finally gets a form that's stable, it's so weak and fragile that Shadowlurker destroys him in one hit.
  • Cloudcuckoolander: Some of the things he says are just bizarre. He also thinks a jar of eyeballs and a still-beating heart of a hydra is a good reward for his henchmen.
  • Cold-Blooded Torture: Does this regularly to his henchmen, purely for fun. He also inflicts Electric Torture on Laughing Jack in "The Chain Mail".
  • Cold Ham: Was prone to this in older episodes.
  • Color Motif: Red. It's one of his two main colors, most of Zalgo's projectile attacks are even colored red.
  • Combat Pragmatist: If there is a simple option in war, Zalgo will always take it.
  • The Comically Serious: A lot of his humor comes from his no-nonsense persona contrasting with the sillier and snarkier characters.
  • Consummate Liar: He actually wrote a bible for compulsive lying that he gifted to the Zalgo cult.
  • Control Freak: Big time. He's sentenced countless people to death just for speaking out of turn.
  • Cool Chair: A fiery, hovering throne made of magma.
  • The Corrupter: Among others, he was the one who drove Jeff insane.
    • He was also the one who turned manipulated Eyeless Jack into villainy, warping his mind into plans to destroy the universe.
  • Crazy-Prepared: He spent months trying to corrupt Eyeless Jack before he actually succeeded — he did this for so long, in fact, that he was actually using the dark side to manipulate Jack while he was in the spirit realm.
  • Create Your Own Villain: He created several of these, both for the protagonists and himself.
    • Blast to the Past part 3 reveals he was the one who drove Jeff insane, drowned BEN, corrupted Uncle Johnny to rape and murder Sally, and inspired Jenny to take Eyeless Jack to the Cult of Chernabog. So basically, Zalgo created his own nemesis.
    • He also created (or possibly summoned, it wasn't made very clear) X to expand his evil empire.
  • Creepy Monotone: In episodes showing him in the past, he always talks in a quiet, creepy whisper that always carries an undertone of menace and practically drips with barely concealed hate.
  • Cruel And Unusual Punishment: Zalgo is big on this. Examples include his imprisonment of Mr. Widemouth, and turning Bigmouth into a slug and trying to pour salt on him.
  • Cruel Mercy: He could have easily killed Mr. Widemouth when he had him prisoner, but giving him A Fate Worse Than Death was infinitely more satisfying to Zalgo.
  • Curb-Stomp Battle: Deals them out like candy to X, Mr. Widemouth, Alice Liddel, the list goes on. A more downplayed example happened in his fight with Aton's Elite. He utterly wipes the floor with Toog, Speedy, and Jil'nor, but Hera and especially Cronos prove to be a challenge.
    • His second fight with Cronos however... Not so much.
  • Curb Stomp Cushion: Most fights between him and Slenderman consist largely of Slenderman opening a can on Zalgo, though he'll usually put up some showy tricks for Slendy to evade and maybe land a good hit or two to remind the audience barely any other entity can oppose him.
  • Dark Is Evil: He has a black body. Fitting for the living embodiment of the Dark World's evil.
  • Dark Messiah: Zalgo has legions of fanatic followers in both the Under Realm and the Human World, all of whom believe him to be a benevolent god.
  • Dead Guy on Display: Zalgo keeps the corpses of his henchmen crucified to the walls of his throne room in order to strike fear into visitors.
  • Deadpan Snarker: Funny enough, he possesses a dry wit of some sort, mocking his minions and enemies alike.
  • Deal with the Devil: He has made deals with billions of people, and all of them have ended in the dealer suffering a horrible fate. For example, Alice Liddel made a deal with Zalgo - in return for a way out of Wonderland and returning home to her family, she would have the sacrifice one of her family members. When she refused to give up her father's soul (which, of course, he knew would happen), Zalgo cursed her with immortality and forced her to live in a twisted version of Wonderland (now dubbed Underland) for the rest of her life.
  • Deface of the Moon: One of the monitors in the Pit shows Zalgo burning his name into a planet.
  • Despotism Justifies the Means: His goal is nothing less than plunging the multiverse into never-ending chaos, death, and destruction for his own amusement. He successfully does this in "Legends of the Multiverse" and it's far from pretty.
  • Detachment Combat: Zalgo can detach his limbs, including his arms and head, for any reason.
  • Diabolical Mastermind: He claims to be a genius, but most of it comes from his uncanny ability to manipulate others to his will.
  • Dirty Coward: He acts tough, particularly when he is certain of being in a position of authority, but when Slenderman defeated him, he cries like a baby.
    • When the Proxies and co. beat and corner him in "Legends of the Multiverse", he pathetically begs for his life. He was so afraid of death that he couldn't face it with any dignity. Masky calls him out on his hypocrisy pretty well.
    Masky: "How many people asked you for mercy? hundreds? THOUSANDS?! What gives you the right to expect any? Especially from us!
  • Disney Villain Death: Shadowlurker blasts him off the edge of his throne, causing him to get impaled by a large, obsidian spike below his throne, killing him.
  • Disproportionate Retribution: Pissing off Zalgo will earn you this.
    • Oliver was already going to be killed by Zalgo, but he makes the mistake of trying to hack at Zalgo with a sword, and is instead damned to a Fate Worse than Death in the form of being trapped in the form of a hideous creature and locked in a cage in the middle of a black void... for all eternity... never able to see his loved ones in the afterlife and soon losing any memory of them due to his insanity.
    • In case of Akira, Zalgo's lover and Slenderman's mother. Zalgo sent her to a life of slavery after he caught her showing Slenderman the beauty of life.
  • Does Not Wear Shoes: Clothes are below him, so he doesn't wear them of any kind.
  • Do Not Call Me "Paul": He really does not like being called Za'lgatoth.
  • Dragon Ascendant: Went from Bigmouth's "minion" to eventually merging the entire multiverse together and unleashing the Pit into the multiverse, and then turning Bigmouth into his torture slave.
  • Dragon In Cheif: To Bigmouth somewhat in "The Deal". Zalgo is very much his own boss and the deal was only temporary. Upon his plan being thwarted, he compliments the heroes and leaves Bigmouth to eventually be defeated.
  • The Dreaded: Saying his name is enough to send both Earth and Under Realm beings in panic. Even Enderman, the Rake, the Stiltwalker, and the Crooked Man are afraid of him. Ms. P is terrified of him, and thinks their only hope is to get Slenderman involved. Even then, Jeff notes BEN himself fears him too, and BEN warns him that without Slenderman, they have no hope of beating Zalgo. Also, some episodes imply that Aton is somewhat afraid of him.
    • Even his men are afraid of him, for good reason. Zalgo simply standing up causes Shadowlurker to pause mid-sentence and hastily duck his head.
    • Comickit has stated that because of him, Monsters are hated and feared even if they are nothing like Zalgo, which is their motivation to stop him.
  • Earth-Shattering Kaboom: Zalgo's solution to every problem is to destroy its planet and ask questions later.
  • Eldritch Abomination: He is an intergalactic demon who has destroyed many planets and enslaved galaxies.
  • Emotion Eater: It's implied hatred and sadness give him strength.
  • The Emperor: The supreme emperor of all evil.
  • The End of the World as We Know It: His plan is to merge all known realities into one chaotic realm of death and despair, which will destroy the world according to Slenderman and Aton.
  • Enfant Terrible: He was raised at birth to rule the Pit as an evil God. However, the comic makes it explicitly clear that Zalgo desired power from day one and fully planned on killing almost all his family to get to the top.
  • Energy Being: Aton describes him as a being made of pure dark matter.
  • Equal-Opportunity Evil: Zalgo doesn't give his higher ranking henchmen any special treatment, treating them like garbage like he would any other henchmen.
  • Even Evil Has Standards: A played for laughs example. He cannot stand the Emoji Movie.
  • Everyone Calls Him "Barkeep": Everyone in the Pit calls him "(the) Emperor" or some other variant.
  • Eviler Than Thou: Whenever he shows up, there's no question as to who the real Big Bad is. Zalgo is this to everyone, including Jeff, Malitch, and even Mancala (who he Demoted to Dragon). He even outshines his ancestors, who started the war by waging it in a far more vicious fashion and lacking any of their redeeming qualities.
  • Evil Cannot Comprehend Good:
    • One of the reasons he hates Lara, aside from her being human, is because she cares about others.
    • Zalgo also can't understand self-sacrifice, especially for a family member.
  • Evil Counterpart: Acts as one to Aton, full stop. Both are the series' Greater-Scope Villain and Greater-Scope Paragon, respectively. Similarly, both rule over a dimension: while Aton rules over the Overworld, a substitute for Heaven, Zalgo rules over the hellish Pit, a clear surrogate to Hell. Both are fighting for a cause: Zalgo thrives on spreading despair and terror; Aton inspires hope and fights for a better world without Zalgo. Both have their fatal flaws: Aton is an ignorant manchild and Zalgo is Stupid Evil, to the point that it makes him predictable and even is a weakness for him.
  • Evil Feels Good: His defining characteristic. He loves all the atrocities and depraved things that aliens and humans alike are capable of. Zalgo is willing to overlook attacks against him and his army so long as they're sufficiently "evil". When Tails Doll is betrayed and captured, Zalgo just ordered him imprisoned rather than killed, out of respect for the city destroying plot that had just been foiled.
  • Evil Gloating: In "To Proxy Mountain", Zalgo spends the entire special bragging about his success and how deeply he has corrupted Eyeless Jack and his impending victory over the universe. As it turns out, Zalgo was counting his chickens before they hatched.
  • Evil Has a Bad Sense of Humor: Some of the things he says are funny on purpose, but just as often they're only really funny to him. The more someone is suffering, the funnier Zalgo thinks it is.
  • Evil Is Bigger: Varies. Sometimes he can be several times the size of a planet, in his default form, he's at least 7 feet tall. Being a size-shifter, Zalgo can freely change his size to whatever he desires.
  • Evil Is Burning Hot: He comes from a realm of fire. Also, a lot of his attacks are fire based.
  • Evil Is Easy: For Zalgo, committing atrocities is as easy as breathing, with no regard for those hurt by them.
  • Evil Is Hammy: Regardless of his immoral acts, he's fairly funny and hammy as hell.
  • Evil Is Not a Toy: He makes it clear that even though he's giving X half of his army, if he screws up, he's dead.
  • Evil Is Petty: He's a sociopathic lunatic that desires to see the omniverse burn, but even with his grandiose ambitions that don't mean he won't try to get under your skin. At which point he even planned on using the prospect of rape and killing other's loved ones as a Jack Bauer Interrogation Technique just because.
    • According to Slenderman, Zalgo once created a frost to destroy Slenderman's garden.
  • Evil Laugh: A very genuine and demonic one.
  • Evil Mentor: He was this for Slenderman. Zalgo raised Slenderman to be a destructive and demonic overlord like he, in case Zalgo were to die or be killed.* Evil Is Not Pacifist: Despises the very concept of peace.
  • Evil Old Folks: He is older than Slenderman.
  • Evil Overlord: The Lord of the Pit as well as over a thousand other universes.
  • Evil Plan: To merge with his "other half", later revealed to be Slenderman, and then destroy the multiverse and afterward recreate it into a chaotic wasteland with no rules where he rules as a god. He succeeds in this in "Legends of the Multiverse Part 4".
  • The Evil Prince: He killed his mother and father to ascend to the throne.
  • Evil Tower of Ominousness: Zalgo's humble abode in the Pit (complete with dungeons and an army of demonic minions).
  • Evil Wears Black: Wears a black, damaged cape.
  • Eye Beams: Zalgo can generate tremendous, red, superheated torrents from his eyes and mouth, which are far larger and more destructive than even Slenderman's typical magic blasts, with a single thermal blast being enough to completely destroy three planets. Only beings of tremendous power, like other cosmic beings can survive a thermal blast from Zalgo head-on. His eye beams can also be used for non-destructive means, like creating clothes, homes, and people/demons out of thin air.
  • Facial Horror: In the "Legends of the Multiverse" finale, BEN throws a handful of Black Stuff at Zalgo's face, causing Zalgo's face to melt off, revealing bone and sinew underneath. Yeesh.
  • Fangs Are Evil: He has rows of fangs in his mouths.
  • Fantastic Racism: Zalgo and his forces hold nothing but absolute contempt for the mortal race. Zalgo sometimes wouldn't give them the pleasure of forcibly becoming a minion and would sentence them to slavery with very little food or water.
  • Fate Worse than Death: Even if getting impaled didn't kill him, he is stripped of his powers and left to rot in the deepest, darkest depths of the Pit.
  • Fatal Flaw: Where to begin, really, but his cruelty, pettiness, impulsiveness and lack of intelligence are definitely up there. He throws his weight around and needlessly antagonises people whom he actually depends on, has a lot of enemies gunning for him as a result of his viciousness and it is explicitly mentioned by those who actually do conspire to murder him that if he had been a bit kinder or at least a bit smarter and capable of suppressing his baser impulses they might actually have allowed him to live.
    • His pride and arrogance. Both have proved this multiple times. Although considering Zalgo's Invincible Villain status up until "Legends of the Multiverse", Zalgo's arrogance wasn't necessarily without justification.
  • Faux Affably Evil: He can be fairly polite and civilized, but it's all a facade.
  • Fiction 500: Technically- He owns many planets and at one point makes it rain gold bars. Clearly, money is useless to him.
  • Final Solution: He wants to kill all life in the multiverse because he views them all as vermin and plans to create a new multiverse where the Pit replaces the universe and he rules as a supreme god.
  • Flaming Sword: He briefly uses one in "Legends of the Multiverse Part 4".
  • Flowery Insults: When Jeff and Eyeless Jack send Zalgo flying with a magical blast, what is Zalgo's response?
    Zalgo: "Miserable wretch! Insignificant speck of FECULENT SCUM! HOW DARE YOU!!
  • Foil:
    • Lara's complete antithesis. Lara is a middle-class teenage girl; Zalgo is a wealthy demonic alien. Lara is introspective; Zalgo is flamboyant. Lara acts on impulse; Zalgo is a chessmaster. Lara is associated with the color green and orange; Zalgo loves coating himself in black and red. Lara is secretive and humble in her heroic duties, while Zalgo brags about his achievements. Zalgo is not above victimizing his own allies to get what he wants; Lara is willing to give her own life to save and protect others.
    • Also serves as one to Aton. Aton believes life to be beautiful, Zalgo views life as meaningless. Aton views the citizens of the universe as flawed, yet beautiful creatures, Zalgo views them as creatures who solely exist to be toyed with and slaughtered. Aton is an all-powerful God of Good, Zalgo is an omnipotent God of Evil. Aton rules over the heavenly and beautiful Overworld, Zalgo dominates over the hellish and disgusting Pit. Aton commands an army of angels, Zalgo commands an army of the tortured. Even their signature colors, white and gold and red and black conflict each other.
  • Foe-Tossing Charge: At the climax of the penultimate "Legends of the Multiverse" episode, Zalgo, confronted by the New Elite and their allies, tosses them all aside with either his immense magical powers, or with his bare hands. The only ones who even slow him down are Jeff (whom he effortlessly defeats after a brief grapple), Ticci Tobey (who is beaten down after a few moments' inconvenience), and Ms. P, whose best efforts do delay Zalgo, but ultimately prove for naught.
  • Force-Choke: When his minions report back that Mr. Widemouth had foiled their evil plot Zalgo does this to them and watches them dies in satisfaction.
  • For the Evulz: Anything he does — blowing up planets, tormenting all sapient life, spreading wanton terror, etc. — he always cackles and laughs at everything like a homicidal maniac. Aside from single-handedly causing the Great Monster War, which caused a universally negative outlook on the Monsters in general, the sheer horror of his misdeeds prompts revulsion even in other villains.
    • Far more profound, however, is the evil that Zalgo has unleashed among the sentient inhabitants of the universe. To have a brutal industrialized hellscape is one thing, but to populate it with his army, criminals and many other overlords who assist Zalgo in creating "a world where the innocent and the weak are always preyed upon," in Lara's description, is entirely different. The true evil of Zalgo is that he utterly enjoys dehumanizing the universe, reduced the inhabitants of many planets to a Darwinian struggle in which strength and cunning untethered from morality prosper. It is a world not merely of "catastrophe, devastation, and carnage," as Slenderman says, though it is certainly that. More devastating, though, is that it is a world where vices have become virtues, where children have become slaves to evil and manipulation, where restraint and mercy lead only to death and ruin, where the few pockets of innocence and joy are singled out for ruination, where underlings do not merely carry out evil orders but torture for pleasure (calling it "fun"). This is the unspeakable evil Zalgo has unleashed. All for his enjoyment and pleasure.
  • Freudian Excuse: Strongly averted. Unlike his apprentices and minions who are for the most part products of circumstance, Zalgo has no tragic event or circumstance in his past that drove him to The Dark Side. He simply is, and always has been a horrible person.
  • The Gadfly: He preys on the AdultFears of his opponents, loves telling them to face their fears, and pushes both Berserk Button and Relative Buttons innumerable — it's hard to tell how much of what he does is actual scientific curiosity about fear and how much is just him being a Sadist.
  • Galactic Conquerer: He currently owns over a million universes. And by "own" we mean he slaughtered their leaders and took what's theirs.
  • Genocide Backfire: He brutal betrayal of the Monster race caused many to realize the true nature of him and lead many to oppose his rule.
  • Genocide from the Inside: Planned to slaughter most of his family and the entire Monster race.
  • Genre Blindness: For all his Manipulative Bastardry, he somehow fails to see Shadowlurker's inevitable betrayal, considering how much he treated him like dirt.
  • Giggling Villain: Boasts some pretty impressive cackles. In the "Blast to the Past" episodes, he rarely laughs, though it's clear from his voice that he is enjoying himself.
  • The Gloves Come Off:
    • In "Legends of the Multiverse part 4", when Zalgo enters the Battle of the Pit, most of what he does is laugh off all of their attacks whilst his attacks decimate all of them. That is, until Aton's elite show up and begin pushing him back. Following a savage beating from the Cronos, Zalgo realizes it's time to stop holding back and bellows "ENOUGH!!!!!". In one hand wave, he turns the entire army to stone, blasts Hera, Speedy, and Toog away, and defeats Cronos in a hilariously one-sided fight.
    • Throughout "Legends of the Multiverse part 5", Zalgo's Inquisitors get curbstomped and Zalgo himself gets put through the wringer solely because of The New Elite's planning and quick thinking. By the end, he has had it with them and decides they need to die now, taking his most monstrous form ever seen in the show and outright stating he will murder them all horribly and eat their souls. He nearly follows through on it until Jeff gives in.
  • Glowing Eyes of Doom: Whenever he warps reality or activates an evil spell, Zalgo's eyes glow a brighter shade of red.
  • God-Emperor: The Emperor of the Pit and a God of Evil.
  • God of Evil: He is the living embodiment of the evil in the Under Realm. Not only is he pure evil personified, but his powers are far more god-like than any other antagonist, and he claims to be several trillion years.
  • Go-Go Enslavement: He seems to be big on this. He has Akira chained to his throne while wearing barely-there bikinis.
  • Good Colors, Evil Colors: Zalgo's main color is black and red, indicating his evil personality.
    • In a much straighter example, Zalgo's primary colors, red and black, is dissimilar with Aton's white and gold.
  • Grand Theft Me: Takes over Masky's body in the episode "Grand Theft Masky".
  • Greater-Scope Villain: He is the entire cause of the story existence. Aside from being Slenderman's father, he was the one who caused Jeff to go insane, aided in the drowning of BEN, cursed Eyeless Jack, created the Unwanted House Guest, and tortured Hoody to insanity. It's implied he was responsible for the plight of all the Proxies.
    • Zalgo's posthumous but twisted legacy of causing the Great Monster War and the subsequent chain of events still haunts everyone.
    • He's also this in "To Proxy Mountain". Eyeless Jack may be the most proactive antagonist, but Zalgo was the one who turned him to the darkside and corrupted him into villainy.
  • The Grinch: Zalgo despises Christmas so much so that whenever Santa Claus come down to the Pit to deliver Zalgo a lump of coal, Zalgo sets up a constantly advancing Death Course in order to kill him. It always fails.
  • Hair-Trigger Temper: Reacts with insane fury whenever someone "beneath" him acts in a way he sees as out of line.
  • Hate Plague: One of his favorite hobbies is breaking friendships.
  • Hate Sink: Zalgo seems to have been made with the intention of being as hated and despicable as possible. He's a sadistic, tyrannical dictator who loves to inflict pain and suffering on others (children included), and while most villains usually have some form of a redemption arc or are at least Laughably Evil, he continuously refuses to be redeemed even when given mercy. He lacks any kind of Evil Virtues, being lazy, spoiled, a dirty fighter, not particularly smart, and wanting only his own gratification. And while most irredeemable main villains are Made of Evil, he doesn't even have the excuse of being born evil (his species is not exclusively demonic and his henchmen have a moral agency). He's this in-universe as well, as practically everyone who knows about him despises him, even other scumbags like Enderman. Arguably his most heinous action is in the "Legends of the Multiverse" five-parter, where he [[spoiler: murders the Unwanted House Guest and his girlfriend, enslaves the entire multiverse, destroys reality itself, and taunts Lara using her deceased brother as an alternate form. It's an incredibly satisfying moment when Shadowlurker finally kills him.
    • He even qualifies as this with his role in the Great Monster War being treated In-Universe as crossing the Moral Event Horizon. Aton calls him the vilest creature he's ever met, Malitch outright compares him to cancer, Slenderman calls him the "darkest soul in the Under Realm", Enderman calls him a madman, and those who don't hate him for causing the Great Monster War still hate him on general principle. Even his lone redeeming quality — being kinda funny — is often still used to call attention to what a monster he is.
  • Healing Factor: Zalgo has an extremely effective healing factor, making him incredibly hard to defeat, even for the most powerful of opponents. Hence, when somewhat injured by Slenderman's blows, and a planet exploding, Zalgo recovered and heals almost instantly, and instantly regrows his hand after his arm is chopped off by Hira. Sometimes when injured, Zalgo's healing wounds are instantly enveloped in an orange superheated glow, protecting him from any outside attacks.
  • The Hedonist: Zalgo lives for self-pleasure. Understandable, considering he's the embodiment of chaos.
  • Hero Killer:
    • He murdered Slenderman's mother by making her die an old slave simply because she wanted to protect Slenderman from Zalgo's abuse.
    • He also killed all of Human!Widemouth's friends, who were all military soldiers sent to stop Zalgo from attacking their home.
    • In "Legends of the Multiverse", he sics X on the Unwanted House Guest, resulting in his brutal death. He also later successfully kills and absorbs Slenderman to achieve ultimate power and was able to kill Masky, BEN, Splendorman, President Bush, and Eyeless Jack. (although all but UHG were revived afterward).
  • Hell Is That Noise: The demonic high-pitched screaming noise that happens whenever Zalgo teleports or flies away.
  • A Hell of a Time: According to Zalgo, Hell is quite lovely.
  • Hey, You!: Depending on the person, Zalgo isn't always keen on referring to them by name. He generally refers to Ms. P as a "witch" or some other variations. He never even bothers to learn the names of his soldiers. When giving orders, he shouts "you men" at his soldiers.
  • Hidden Depths: As revealed in "Legends of the Multiverse", Zalgo turns out to be a master of hand-to-hand combat.
  • High-Pressure Emotion: His eyes turn bright red when angry.
  • Holy Burns Evil: Aton's magic is one of the few things able to harm Zalgo.
  • Hope Crusher: He thrives on being this, preferring to have his victims terrified, hopeless, and killed them knowing that they never had a chance of defeating him, as Laughing Jack finds out the hard way.
    Zalgo: Hope, hope? [chuckles] The Great Lord laughs at such nonsense!
  • Horn Attack: One of his favorite attacks is to lunge forward and impale others on his giant horns.
  • Horns of Villainy: He possesses long, detachable horns.
  • Humiliation Conga: "Legends of the Multiverse" is essentially one big one for him. In order, when the Proxies arrive in a flying car, he sends his henchmen, thinking that they'll be able to take care of the problem, only for them to fail horribly. When he decides to invade Aton's realm, he finds out that Aton's dimension is protected from him and his entire arm gets melted off, which Aton proceeds to write a mocking letter towards him. When it looks like he has the upper-hand over the Proxies, he gets shot in the head with a bolt gun, allowing the Proxies to beat the utter shit out of him (including Sally), and when he tries to kill BEN and Sally, he gets burned and partially melted when BEN throws his jar of Black Stuff at his face, leaving Jeff to stab with the Sword of Splendorman, absorbing his powers and reducing Zalgo to a screaming, powerless wreck begging for Shadowlurker's help. Finally, he is killed by the Shadowlurker, the very demon he had tormented relentlessly.
  • The Hyena: A shtick of his — he laughs at the misery of others. He sadistically cackles at everything, especially death, destruction, and despair. Life is a joke to him, death is the ultimate punchline, and all ironies are equally funny in his mind.
  • Hypocrite: He hates deals that ended up being broken yet he almost never stick up to his end of his bargain and always backstab anyone whom he made deals with.
  • I Control My Minions Through...: Fear. See 0% Approval Rating above.
  • Idiot Ball: Maybe calling the Shadowlurker a "bitch" when you are trying to get him to save your life wasn't the best idea, wasn't it Zalgo?
  • Ignored Epiphany: It's implied that Zalgo regrets killing Akira, but at the same time he refuses to believe that it's his fault.
  • I Just Want to Be Free: His core motivation. He grew sick of being stuck in the Pit bound by restrictive physical laws and responsibilities, so he wants to merge the Pit with the multiverse to permanently remove anything that might impede his freedom.
  • Immortality: A significant aspect of the series is that Zalgo is ageless and immortal. He requires no sustenance, and cannot be harmed by mortal methods. Only the power of mystical sources like Aton's magic, Slenderman, or divine entities are capable of hurting him and bring about his destruction. He also can bestow this ability as a curse as he once did to the Mr. Widemouth so that he will be imprisoned for eternity and unable to join his friends and family in the afterlife.
  • Immortals Fear Death: When he's about to be killed after living over a trillion years, Zalgo is terrified. It's the first, and naturally last time he shows any true fear.
  • Impaled with Extreme Prejudice: Shadowlurker blasts him out of his throneroom, sending Zalgo falling into the spike pit below.
  • In Thier Own Image: His ultimate goal is to destroy the omniverse and recreate it in his own image.
  • Insistent Terminology: "I am Lord Zalgo, yes."
  • Instant Expert: Not only does he get the all the multiverse crystals, but he's better at using them on his first try than all other wielders who've held them for much longer.
  • Insufferable Genius: He's a smug asshole and loves bragging about his cunning and past accomplishments.
  • Insult Backfire: He does this very frequently, due to being a shameless demon.
    Cronos: Go to hell, inferior demon!
    Zalgo: But I don't want to go home yet!

    Ms. P: You twisted fiend!
    Zalgo: Thank you, dear!
  • Insult to Rocks: Due to causing the Great Monster War, resulting in a universally negative outlook on the Monster's already dirty reputation, many Monsters calls him a disgrace to his species. Clockwork also says that calling him an animal would be an insult to animals.
  • Invincible Villain: He's remained undefeated for trillions of years. While Slenderman managed to defeat him in their first fight, Zalgo survives by sending him to the Under Realm before Slenderman could finally kill him; by the comic begins, Zalgo has completely conquered half the universe. Throughout many arcs and one-off episodes, Zalgo is repeatedly bested but always manages to escape and live to fight another day. Come "Legends of the Multiverse" and, after 2 story arcs and three seasons, Zalgo is finally ended for good.
  • Intangibility: Zalgo is capable of easily phasing through solid objects. He can also do this to his opponents' attacks, causing them to go right through him. Despite being a very useful ability, Zalgo rarely uses it.
  • Interface Screw: Comickit's Tumblr account reveals Zalgo types in his infamous text, making his response to fan's questions difficult to read.
  • Irrational Hatred: Towards life itself. So much so he wants to eradicate it.
  • It Amused Me: What does anybody expect from a God of Evil who sadistically torments people just to get a sick kick at their expense, mocks at their misfortune, and leaves the universe much worse than it was before? And when said God of Evil finds it funny to do such things, they clearly have problems.
  • I Shall Taunt You: Zalgo tends to taunt and belittle his enemies (and allies) to make them feel insignificant.
  • It's All About Me: Zalgo's only concern is that the omniverse and everyone in it doesn't revolve around him.
  • It's Personal: Him murdering Slenderman's mother is what causes Slenderman to try to kill him.
  • I Will Punish Your Friend for Your Failure: Zalgo's way of motivating his henchmen is to threaten to murder or enslave their loved ones... Then considering doing it anyway.
  • Jerkass Gods: Zalgo holds nothing but contempt for all mortal lifeforms. It makes one wonder why we see even one religious cult that worships him out of genuine devotion instead of fear.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Jerk: The only time Zalgo comes across as being sympathetic in a superficial regard is when he rescues a young Slenderman from a group of hydras — which is subsequently undone by the fact that he views Slenderman as expendable if it means he can have a more powerful heir to the throne.
  • Join or Die: He gives the Proxies multiple opportunities to join his army.
    Zalgo: With me, you would live like a god. Yes, you could have anything. Or not, you could choose to suffer and die.
  • The Juggernaut: Zalgo is a virtually unstoppable mass of demonic magic, standing up to a beating from Cronos without a problem, then beating his opponent into submission without much effort. By the time of the battle on the Pit, the best efforts that the heroes can muster only manage to slow Zalgo down, with most of their attacks being undone by Zalgo's Healing Factor. When he arrives during the Battle of the Pit, none of the heroes manage to do more than delay the inevitable as they are swatted aside by the Nezperdian Hive-Mind of Chaos. The only thing that even comes close to killing him is Slenderman blasting hole through his chest, but even this, despite critically wounding Zalgo, fails to kill him quickly enough to stop him from using telekinesis to absorb Slenderman's powers and merge all known multiverses together, and when he next appears after escaping, he seems little the worse for wear.
  • Just Toying with Them: Since he's more powerful than most, he finds enjoyment in merely playing with his foes than outright killing them.
  • Karma Houdini Warranty: He was able to stay alive for four story arcs until finally being killed in "Legends of the Multiverse".
  • Kick the Dog: He really loves doing this.
    • He raised Slenderman and Splendorman, but, he treated the two as more as soldiers than sons.
    • Anytime he mistreats the Shadowlurker. The poor guy is nothing but loyal to Zalgo and still Zalgo abuses him for laughs. Admit it, you cheered when Shadowlurker finally stood up and killed him in "Legends of the Multiverse".
    • In "Remnants", Zalgo attacked and decimated the land of Oliver Ubiquitous (AKA Mr. Widemouth). Even as the villain decimated all his fellow warriors and loyal subjects, the man bravely went to destroy Zalgo, ready to battle for the last time and die as a warrior. However, as punishment, Zalgo turned the man into a hideous creature and imprisoned him in the Pit, but not before forcing him to watch as he slaughtered everyone he loved and destroyed his beloved kingdom.
    • Pulls a major dick move in "Quest". It is eventually revealed Zalgo was the one who caused Jeff to go insane. If this wasn't enough, after finding out Jeff had begun to miss his old life and family, Zalgo begins taunting Jeff, stating that's Zalgo possesses the souls of Jeff's parents and his beloved brother, Liu (in the form of a blue box). Zalgo states in order to get them back along with his old life, Zalgo has Jeff complete of dangerous obstacles around the Pit in order to destroy an object known as "The Oculus". After Jeff destroys the object, he demands the souls that Zalgo promised. However, in a surprise twist, Zalgo reveals that the object he told Jeff to destroy was actually the souls of Jeff's own family and not the Oculus (which Zalgo had already destroyed decades ago). When Jeff asks Zalgo why he did this, Zalgo states he did it to teach Jeff a lesson that no matter how hard he tries, Jeff will never get his family back, nor the innocent life he used to live. Zalgo then teleports away, leaving Jeff in a state of emotional pain and anger.
    • As if killing the Unwanted House Guest wasn't bad enough, he and X also forced UHG to kill his own girlfriend beforehand, just cuz.
    • Inflicting Electric Torture on Laughing Jack and mocking the poor guy when he starts crying. Now sure, Laughing Jack is a major dickhead but still.
    Zalgo: [laughing hysterically] OH, the look—HAHAHAH—on your FACE! Ahaha! "Zalgo, stop, please!" Ahahahah!! Your-ha a helpless little insect-HAAAHAHA-reduced to a pile of tears!!! Ahahahahahahahaha!!!
    • Remorselessly mocking Jeff after brutally killing the Unwanted House Guest is a surefire indicator that Zalgo has issues.
    • When Slenderman pulls a Heroic Sacrifice, Zalgo mocks beforehand him for failing to save Akira.
    • Zalgo once forced the king of a planet to assemble the strongest warriors of his planet to be used as members of Zalgo's army, in exchange Zalgo won't blow up his planet. Eventually, the king complied and searched the globe to find the strongest warriors and presented them to Zalgo. But as he presented them to Zalgo, Zalgo forcibly turned them into demons so they couldn't resist his orders. Zalgo then betrayed the king and sent the new demonic minions to destroy the king's planet as a test of their destructive power.
    • When the Proxies confront him in his throne room, Zalgo, knowing how horribly Jeff took Slenderman's death, lies to Jeff by taunting him about Slenderman's death, saying Slenderman "cried like a big baby".
    • When he sees Oliver as Mr. Widemouth and realizes his curse worked Zalgo's reaction is a Big "YES!" followed by a proud Evil Laugh.
    • Zalgo treated Splendorman horribly, replacing burning him with his eye beams when Splendorman proves unable to best Slenderman in sparring matches, openly calling Slenderman his "favourite son" right in front of him, cruelly tortures him to compel Slenderman to do as Zalgo wants, and outright says that the only reason he didn't kill him is because he would have considered it a "waste of magic".
  • Kick the Son of a Bitch: [[spoiler: He electrocutes Bigmouth, mangles Laughing Jack's face, and forces the two to dance for all eternity while Zalgo's "friends" torture them. Bigmouth being a lying, no-good, thieving, rich jerk who had just attempted yet again to profit at the expense of others, and Laughing Jack an unabashed jackass, it's hard to feel too bad for the two.
  • Kick Them While They Are Down:
    • When Aton's head guard is on the ground with a gaping hole in his chest, Zalgo literally rubs dirt in his wound for no reason other than to fuck with him.
    • When Jeff is wounded by him in "To Proxy Mountain", Zalgo steps on Jeff's open wound simply to hear them scream.
  • Kill All Humans: Just the beginning of his ultimate plan.
  • Killed Off for Real: He is drained of all his godly powers and then stuck down by the Shadowlurker. However, Zalgo beforehand invokes what seems to be a regeneration spell in his final moments via translated backwards audio, but it's unclear whether or how it worked. After everything returns to normal, Zalgo's corpse is left to rot in the decaying Pit...
  • Kill It with Fire: He loves setting his henchmen on fire when they fail him. Aside from that he makes a hobby out of literally setting worlds on fire.
  • Klingon Promotion: He became ruler of the Pit by murdering his father and mother.
  • Know When to Fold 'Em: A master of this trope.
  • Knight of Cerebus: You want to know whenever an episode is about to get serious, personal, and dark? Whenever Zalgo gets involved personally.
  • Kubrick Stare: Tends to do this when reprimanding his henchmen (especially Shadowlurker).
  • Lack of Empathy: Everything around him solely exists to be toyed with and murdered, nothing more. Going hand-in-hand with his narcissistic personality, Zalgo's regard for lives other than his own is non existent; he killed thousands of his own children when he realised they couldn't help his goal, he sent Akira to the mines when he realised he cared about her (considering that a weakness), and he thinks nothing at all of the countless lives that would be destroyed by his ultimate plan. That he describes the sensation of meeting life other than himself as "disappointing" speaks volumes.
  • Large and in Charge: He is the almighty ruler of the Pit and, being a shapeshifter, can change his size at will, never going below 7 feet tall.
  • Last Bullet Breath: In "Legends of the Multiverse Part 4" he uses the last of his strength after being mortally gored by Slenderman to absorb Slenderman's power. Following that, he uses Slenderman's power to warp the entire multiverse.
  • Last Villain Stand: In "Legends of the Multiverse", upon being cornered by the Proxies in his own lair, and realizing he has a very good chance of dying, Zalgo completely unleashes his power, constantly shape-shifting, Jeff's brother Liu, a monster made of water, and every illusion he can (Slenderman himself, the Stiltwalker, the Unwanted House Guest), in a final attempt to separate and crush the Proxies. It doesn't work, and Shadowlurker is able to deal the killing blow.
  • Laughably Evil: Zalgo might just be one of the cruelest and evil villains ever put on a webcomic, but that doesn't stop him from being hilarious on some occasions. He mostly uses it to lure his enemies into a false sense of security.
    • It's also Deconstructed in a sense. Pastamonsters Zalgo is written as capable of cracking hilarious jokes, but it's also shown that his evil side far exceeds it, and that it's entirely possible for one aspect of this trope to be so horrific as to almost cancel the other out. His attempts at Black Comedy are also used to call attention to the monster he is and what kind of a person would find mocking people's misery and tormenting them funny. To him, death is the ultimate punchline, life is a joke, and all ironies are equally silly.
    • He's a bit more hammy, comical, and even a tad idiotic in "Legends of the Multiverse". It does nothing to hide how evil he is, though.
  • Laughing Mad: When he merges the multiverse in "Legends of the Multiverse".
  • Lies to Children: Slenderman's hatred for humans owes to Zalgo's teachings.
  • Lightning Bruiser: Zalgo is incredibly fast in combat and has the durability to back it up.
  • Living Forever Is Awesome: He has lived several thousand eons to watch the culmination of his work sowing grief, pain, and despair across the universe, For the Evulz. The Shadowlurker put a stop to that.
  • Love Hurts: In a twisted way. He supposedly realized that, of all the women that he had children with, Akira was the one he genuinely grew to start to love... and that made him also realize that if he didn't do something soon, his feelings for her could make him stop his goals of making the multiverse suffer, so he decided to send her to work in the mines for the rest of her life before he grew to care too much about her to the point that it would pain him if she lives out her natural lifespan.
  • Love Is a Weakness:
    • Zalgo genuinely loved Akira, which makes his murder of her by sending her to slavery all the more monstrous. He willingly ended their relationship as it conflicted with his goals.
    • In "To Proxy Mountain", Zalgo accuses Eyeless Jack of feeling compassion for the Proxies, voicing his belief that they don't appreciate him and such emotions make one weak. He also believes that sentiment is the thing that mellowed out Slenderman, citing Slenderman's buried compassion for the Proxies and himself as a reason why it should be done away with. It's also the reason he treats his family members like trash.
  • Love Makes You Crazy: Although he was defiently already insane before Akira.
  • Love Redeems: Defied. He had second thoughts about his purpose in life and the meaning of the universe upon meeting Akira and fathering a child. So he sent her away to a life of slavery so he could destroy life in the universe without (or rather, before) regret.
  • Loves the Sound of Screaming: He absolutely treasures the sound of his victim's screams. In "The Chain Mail", he tells Laughing Jack to scream and cry through his torture.
  • The Mad Hatter:
    Ducky: Y Ou're insane!
    Zalgo: I know that already. I just don't get why you worms keep reminding me of that.
  • Macho Masochism: Doesn't actually do it to himself, but he often lets his opponents attack him just to show how durable and strong he is.
  • Magnum Opus: InUniverse, he considers the Great Monster War to be his finest act.
  • Make Me Wanna Shout: Zalgo can produce high-pitched screams capable of damaging landscapes and deafening the target.
  • The Man Behind the Man: He was the one who drove Eyeless Jack into wanting to destroy the universe.
  • Man Bites Man: In "Legends of the Multiverse part 4", when one of Aton's guards jump on him, Zalgo grabs him and bites his jugular vien out of his neck.
  • Mean Boss: In the case of his more useful henchmen, such as Shadowlurker and X, while Zalgo doesn’t needlessly kill them, he has no qualms about treating them like dirt. When Shadowlurker fails to kill Jeff and the Unwanted House Guest, Zalgo kills him, brings him back to life, and demotes him from being a bounty hunter to being a messenger boy. He also violently scarred X at one point for an unknown reason. This mistreatment ends up biting Zalgo in the ass, as Shadowlurker gets fed up with it and kills him.
  • Me's a Crowd: As part of his shapeshifting abilities, Zalgo can create multiple copies of himself. When fighting Aton's Elite, he splits himself into multiple duplicates of himself to create a literal army of himself. This gets Played for Laughs in "Legends of the Multiverse" where it's revealed that he is part of a book club where all of the attendants are really just clones of himself. It's as hilarious as it sounds.
  • Might Makes Right: According to Zalgo's logic, being an almighty tyrant gives you grounds to do whatever you want.
  • Mind Manipulation: Zalgo has the power of brainwashing several minds simultaneously. This also suggests that Zalgo has the ability to erase particular things from a person's memory or knowledge. Generally, it appears that the weaker willed citizens and visitors succumb to Zalgo's powerful mind control. This, presumably, means it has no effect on Slenderman or his Proxies.
  • Mind over Matter: Zalgo was very proficient in Telekinesis, utilizing it either as an offensive attack or simply as a means of displaying his power, the latter being most prevalent when he used the ability to fling henchmen across his throne room while barely raising a finger. Zalgo's telekinesis was so powerful, he could manipulate the very sky and weather, causing storms, tornadoes and lightning to strike whoever he wanted.
  • Mind Rape: He does this to several people including Alice Liddel, Slenderman, Oliver/Mr. Widemouth, BEN, Sally, Natalie Clockwork, and Eyeless Jack.
  • Misanthrope Supreme: Despises all men, women, children, the elderly, infants, all of 'em.
    Zalgo: You humans never fail to slink back down a couple rungs on that evolutionary ladder. All your advances in medicine, science, exploring space, all your good will - just when you think you've got it all together - you revert and devolve into the animals that you are.
  • Mook Horror Show: Zalgo spends the last few moments of his pathetic life terrified because they know their end is near. As it becomes apparent he's zero match for the Proxies now, he desperately tries to escape as the Proxies begin beating him to death, a horrified look on his face.
  • Mook Maker: A prominent ability he used to create X and half of his demonic minions.
  • More Teeth than the Osmond Family: He has mouths all over his body filled with sharp rows of teeth.
  • Multiversal Conqueror: In "Legends of the Multiverse", he utterly dominated well over a million universes, gaining over centillion new henchmen.
  • Murder Is the Best Solution: The murder of thousands to ensure his goals are more easy to accomplish? YES!!
  • My Significance Sense Is Tingling: He has the power to foresee disastrous events.
  • Names to Run Away from Really Fast: His nicknames such as "The Nezperdian Hive-Mind of Chaos" and should give you a clear indication of what type of creature he is.
  • Narcissist: A fairly textbook case — needs his children to be obedient and perfect (as they reflect back on him), demands and receives unconditional worship from his underlings, totally lacking in empathy because he's too wrapped up in himself, and a propensity towards delusions of grandeur and megalomania, culminating in attempted omnicide.
  • Near Villain Victory: "Legends of the Multiverse" is easily the closest Zalgo has ever come to winning; He flat-out succeeds in merging all known universes and unleashing every cosmic monster into the new universe, kidnaps and brainwashes Lara to be his next demonic henchwoman, betrays Mancala and all his other allies to become top dog, and becomes a nigh-omnipotent force of nature. Of course, he is ultimately thwarted and utterly humiliated by the Proxies before being killed by the Shadowlurker, and all universes are restored but it was still pretty impressive.
  • Necromancy: Zalgo is capable of reviving dark souls and then bending them to his desires.
  • Nerves of Steel: Zig-Zagged. In any other instance, Zalgo is a Dirty Coward. However, Zalgo can occasionally be the most chillaxed person in the roster, rivaled only by Aton and Mr. Widemouth. Almost nothing scares him or gets under his skin, and even going up against a Top God who could one-shot him in seconds doesn't faze him.
  • Neutral Evil: Is aligned with this In-Universe.
  • Nemean Skinning: He has X skin Unwanted House so he could use his skin.
  • New Era Speech: After Zalgo brings merges the Pit with every universe in existence, fancying himself as the new God, he spells out what the new world is.
    Zalgo: "Time is dead and Hell has invaded the Universe! Existence is upside down and the omniverse is mine to command! The never-ending reign of Lord Zalgo BEGINS NOW!"
  • Nightmare Fuel Station Attendant: He delivers a fair share of Nightmare Fuel whenever he's around.
  • Nigh-Invulnerability: Demonstrated when we see stuff outside of Slenderman, magic or even divine powers attack him. It doesn't seem to matter if it's ancient weapons or advanced technology - mundane forms of attack can't hurt him.
    • Emphasized in "Legends of the Multiverse", Zalgo barely takes any damage through the whole adventure, and even takes some hard hits from Cronos which barely slow him down. The only thing in the arc that really gets to him is Slenderman blasting a hole in his chest and even then, Zalgo still has enough power to absorb Slenderman, teleport away and heal himself. Later, the New Elite manages to brutally beat Zalgo, but this is only because they were powered by Aton's might.
  • No Biological Sex: Zalgo cannot be identified as male or female as he is above the concept of gender or race. His default form looks and sounds male and he has only been shown to be attracted to females, so others identify him as male.
  • No-Holds-Barred Beatdown: Zalgo is on the receiving end of this in the "Legends of the Multiverse" finale. Powered by Aton's magic, the Proxies, Bigmouth, President Bush, Rick, Ducky, Mr. Mandavi, Sherrif Wayne, and Skeet all join in on brutally beating an injured Zalgo down with bats, chains, knives, crowbars, and good ol' punches and kicks before draining him of his powers with the Sword of Splendorman. Zalgo is reduced to a sniveling (and possibly crippled) wreck afterward.
  • No Indoor Voice: After absorbing Slenderman and the Multiverse crystal, he seems to shout everything he says, possibly due to being Drunk with Power. Somehow, he manages to shout even louder when he loses his cool, like when he finds out even with his new-found power, he still cannot access Aton's realm.
  • No-Nonsense Nemesis:
    • When attacking Aton's home, he wastes no time in attacking Aton's Elite, immediately going on the offensive and forcing them on the defensive. He doesn't stop to gloat or banter and gives all of them little time to breathe. Even Cronos is eager to battle Zalgo, and Cronos only deals with the best of the best.
  • No Delays for the Wicked: He once celebrated Christmas by kidnapping thousands to use their corpses as decorations for his "Christmas tree".
  • Non-Action Big Bad: Subverted. Zalgo mostly has his minions do his dirty work, but when his job as emperor gets too boring, Zalgo finds enjoyment in slaughtering others and taking planets on his own.
  • No-Sell: Not to an attack on him, and in more than one way. When Ms. P is able to destroy Slenderman to prevent Zalgo from absorbing him, it lets off a tremendous explosion of energy that leaves her collapsed and overcome, though part of that is due to her having to kill the being she loved. Zaalgo doesn't even look like he was touched by the resulting explosion of energy, and doesn't even seem remotely affected that Slenderman was destroyed. He just rewinds the moment and extracts Slenderman's power anyway.
  • Not Good with Rejection: If a woman rejects his exual advances, he has her brought to him in chains.
  • Not-So-Harmless Villain: Zalgo's initial appearances in "Legends of the Multiverse" show him in a much more comical and insane light than usual. Then the audience is reminded that he's utterly unstoppable with divine intervention, as he effortlessly dominated over a hundred universes, and then killed Slenderman by absorbing his powers (though he was later revived when Zalgo is defeated), and then merges the multiverse together into one hellish realm of agony.
  • Not So Stoic: He loses his cool whenever someone disobeys him, though he tries to maintain it.
  • Not-So-Well-Intentioned Extremist: He claims he wants to liberate all dimensions and make it a fun world with no rules or restrictions. However, that would render it pure chaos inhospitable to non-demonic life. Considering his sadism and how he admits he's insane either way, it's very likely his claim is just an excuse for his own enjoyment.
  • Obviously Evil: JUST LOOK AT HIM!!!
  • Offing the Offspring: When Slenderman was born, Zalgo deemed him an abomination and attempted to kill him. Luckily, Akira and Shadowlurker were able to talk him out of him. When Slenderman grew older, however, Zalgo attempted to kill him after realizing he had broken from his control, but fails when he uses his powers against him. He sired other children than Slenderman, but he ended up killing all of them when he found out that none of them had inherited his powers and therefore were of no use to him. Apparently, there were thousands of them and the skeletons under his throne are their skeletons.
    • He actually succeeds in absorbing Slenderman, and Splendorman dies in the merging of the multiverses in "Legends of the Multiverse Part 4", even if both of them eventually returned.
  • Ominous Floating Castle: When he takes over the multiverse, his castle hovers over a red vortex.
  • Omnicidal Maniac: Played with, he claims to plunge the whole multiverse into an endless state of chaos, death, and destruction but this is not the only thing that he really wants. His goal in itself is to turn the reality into a hell where he rules as the supreme god and all beings left alive will bow to him.
  • The Omnipotent: He is an all-powerful demon who seems to possess a near limitless amount of superpowers, including fire manipulation, time travel, control over space-time, reading other's minds, telekinesis, mind control... the list goes on.
  • One-Man Army: Zalgo regularly decimates entire armies and has conquered other universes, all with ease.
  • Orcus on His Throne: He typically has X, his minions, and Shadowlurker do his dirty work for him.
    • When he reveals himself as the true mastermind behind Eyeless Jack's villainy, all he does is sit on his throne and gloat about it, staying far away from the action.
  • Overarching Villain: To save your time, he is basically the entire reason the series exists.
  • Parental Favoritism: Back when Slenderman was in Zalgo's best wishes, Zalgo outright told Splendorman that Slenderman was his favorite child.
  • Past Victim Showcase: He shows Shadowlurker the burnt remains of his previous right-hand man to motivate Shadowlurker to do a better job.
  • Person of Mass Destruction: Zalgo is more than capable of destroying a universe on his own.
  • Pet the Dog: A partial example. Even as a tyrannical monarch, Zalgo is pretty casual with those who respect him. Of course, this isn't saying much, considering he still sees you as inferior or a subordinate.
  • Physical God: He's an immortal, divine demon with immense magical powers, and he can only be killed by the power of other literal Gods/Demi-Gods like Cronos, Hera, Slenderman, and Aton.
  • Pitiful Worms: Always refers to basically everyone as an insect.
  • Planet Eater: One of the planets Zalgo and his forces had attacked has a massive bite taking out of it. Do with that as you will.
  • Planet Killer: He often destroys planets when his army is done destroying it.
  • Playing with Fire: Zalgo was born in the fires of the Pit, thus he is capable of manipulating, bathing in, and producing flames and lava alike. He was capable of incinerating entire civilizations with just a touch of his claw. He also produced enough lava to flood an entire planet. Zalgo can use his powers to perform a wide variety of techniques, such as the rapid creation of flame henchman, spikes, and walls. He can use his magic to propel himself across a flame surface. Zalgo also displayed the ability create flame demons and imbue them with life, enabling them to move of their own accord. This ability can manifest itself consciously, as was the case with his demonic henchmen. When Zalgo's fire struck people, it passes through the heart with magic and instantly melts the person to death. Zalgo also is clearly not bothered by the heat, preferring most of his homes be in hellish wastelands and fiery dimensions like the Pit; he was seen casually living in his fiery hell known as the Pit without exhibiting any signs of discomfort. And as many souls would burn and suffer the unbearable heat, Zalgo remained casual and unharmed, a further indication of Zalgo's affinity to the heat.
  • Poisonous Person: Zalgo is capable of emitting poisonous vapors from his mouths.
  • Politically Incorrect Villain: He enjoys making racist jokes towards mortals, and takes pleasure in insulting them in the most creative way possible.
  • Powers Do the Fighting: It's almost like his fighting style. Whenever confronted with opposition, Zalgo just calmly sits or stands as he uses his wide variety of powers to effortlessly slaughter forces with ease, pretty much never using his fists.
  • The Prankster: When he's not committing mass genocide, he enjoys playing (albeit incredibly lethal) pranks on nearby planets, like making it rain oil, mix and matching random objects, and causing the planet to roll in place.
  • Pre Ass Kicking One Liner: In "Legends of the Multiverse Part 4", Zalgo arrives late to the Battle of the Pit and faces miles of Aton's forces, including the New Elite and the original Aton's Elite. Normally, this would be the perfect time for an Oh, Crap! moment, but what is his response?
    Zalgo: Yes, slaughtering pathetic you whelps is the perfect way to loosen up before I really desecrate the multiverse.
  • Pride: Zalgo is extremely confident in his abilities, though not unjustifiably so. Nevertheless, this proves to be his Fatal Flaw; In 'To Proxy Mountain", his absolute confidence in his own invincibility and his control over Eyeless Jack blinds him to Jack's newfound hatred for him, which leaves him vulnerable. This is to the point that even when he reads Eyeless Jack's mind, he misinterprets what he finds based on these assumptions so that he fails to see Jack's intent to kill him when Jack merges with Jeff.
  • Precision F-Strike: Odd considering he's a literal devil, but Zalgo almost never cusses. So whenever he does, it usually serves as an out of character or an Oh, Crap! moment.
  • Privilege Makes You Evil: Growing up with a rich background gave Zalgo a disdain towards the poor, often making them the targets of enslavement.
  • Psycho Electro: Zalgo can fire red lightning from his fingertips similar to Force Lightning.
  • Psychopathic Man Child: Claims to be a sophisticated tyrant, but his personality is more like that of a bored rich kid who gets off on shooting civilians.
  • Psychotic Smirk: Whenever Zalgo smiles, it's never endearing or genuine. It's this.
  • Put the "Laughter" in "Slaughter": As he and his minion's slaughter the people of Mr. Widemouth's land, Zalgo takes a moment to laugh evilly in the midst of the chaos.
  • Rape Is a Special Kind of Evil: Possibly what he did to Akira.
  • Reality Warping: To the point where he turned a planet into a giant gold coin. He was also the one that turned Wonderland into the twisted wasteland it is now. "Legends of the Multiverse" has him using this power to a much more pragmatically. He turns Slenderman's projectile attacks into stuffed animals, turns an entire army into stone statues, turns Hoodie, Ducky, and Masky into a decretive blanket, turns Smile Dog into a chew toy, Bush into a wooden decoy duck, and turns Speedy into a fish.
  • Really 700 Years Old: Zalgo has existed for well over a trillion years, committing evil long before the creation of the Milky Way Galaxy.
  • A Real Man Is a Killer: He mocks Shadowlurker's unwillingness to kill Smile, telling him his inability to kill animals is a weakness.
  • Red and Black and Evil All Over: His entire color scheme is red and black.
  • The Red Baron: He goes by many names such as "The Great Lord", "The Nezperdian Hive-Mind of Chaos", "The Father Of Darkness", "The Old One", and even simply "Evil"
  • Red Eyes, Take Warning: He has red eyes and is not a very nice person.
  • Relative Button: One of the most common ways Zalgo riles someone up in intro dialogue is either bringing up their deceased family or threatening their living ones.
    Zalgo: Tell me, how is Little Sally Willaims?
    Ms. P: You stay away from her!
    Zalgo: She will make a fine addition in my ranks...
  • Revenge by Proxy: No pun intended. Slenderman's proxies are usually the targets for Zalgo's revenge schemes.
  • Red Right Hand: Let's see. A black and red demon with a disembodied head, sharp teeth, and red eyes. Probably best to avoid this guy.
  • The Resenter: He has a special kind of hatred towards Aton and the Unwanted House Guest.
  • The Rival: To Aton.
  • Royal Brat: An emperor? Check. Disdain for the poor? Check. Treating his loyal minions like trash? Check.
  • Royals Who Actually Do Something: He's actually very pro-active for the Lord of all evil, crushing thousands of oppositions with ease for instance.
  • Sadist: He clearly enjoys his killings and Cold-Blooded Torture, along with destroying planets and joking about the lives he's ruined. He is also known for being a masochist, although in a non-sexual way; he's not only enjoy inflicting pains towards his victims but also enjoys some kind of retaliation from his enemies.
  • Satan: He is the Under Realm's version of the Devil. He is the spawn of eons of EldritchAbominations but, unlike those guys that clearly treated their subjects with somewhat respect, Zalgo betrayed and deceived the entire Monster race. Basically, he is the living embodiment of evil and is so powerful and monstrous that almost everyone fears and loathes him, including other villains. Besides, his conquest of the world seems to be a direct parallel to the apocalypse, and the Pit is a blatantly obvious parallel to Hell.
    • Many episodes seems to emphasize this point further since there are malevolent cults both in the Under Realm and the Human universe that worship Zalgo and treat him as a benevolent deity.
  • Scary Teeth: All of his teeth are very pointy with sharp edges.
  • Screw the Rules, I Make Them!: Even the corrupted imperfection known as the Pit has its own rules. Knowing that Zalgo is the maximum authority in the Pit, he should respect the rules that the cosmic law has created since its foundation. But as expected, Zalgo is not a person who is under the influence of any rule. He decides what to do with his army and his resources.
  • Self-Made Orphan: He murdered his mother and father by burning them to death in the bowels of the Pit. He also killed his sister and uncle. He also mused over murdering his brother, Sexual Offenderman, just cuz.
  • Shadow Archetype: Slenderman is usually extremely self-centered, over-dramatic, short-tempered and showing an enormous amount of disdain for his annoying but loving Proxies. Comparisons are drawn with Slenderman and Aton, but the stronger parallels are with Slenderman and Zalgo, an extremely self-centered, over-dramatic and short-tempered demonic overlord who despises his incompetent, yet somewhat devoted, henchmen. Shadowlurker follows Zalgo into what will clearly be their own demise and nearly dies after a clumsy attempt to save him from the Proxies, a gesture Zalgo would certainly not return.
    Zalgo: What a fool to give up your life...For your underlings.
  • Shapeshifting: Zalgo can immediately transform himself to any kind of being, even taking the frightful image directly from the victim's mind, regardless of the size or nature of the mental image. Zalgo took the form of a giant plastic statue, a dragon, a gorilla, many unidentified creatures from different worlds - including what appears to be a giant flying leech. Between shapeshifting, Zalgo is an orange amorphous goo.
  • Shapeshifter Swan Song: Goes through this when Jeff stabs him with the Sword of Splendorman as it absorbs his powers.
  • Shock and Awe: Zalgo is capable of shooting blood-red lightning from his fingertips, an obvious Shout-Out to Star Wars.
  • Shoulders of Doom: His shoulders are very pointy.
  • Signature Move:
    • Loves to shape-shift an awful lot.
    • Another move he loves to dish out is a powerful bolt of crimson red lightning from his fingertips, similar to Force Lightning.
  • Sizeshifter: Zalgo is either 9 feet tall, about the size of a skyscraper, or even the size of a planet at his tallest. He likes to tower over his victims to intimidate them and remind them who's in charge.
  • Slasher Smile: He does this frequently and it usually signals that something bad is about to happen.
  • Slavery Is a Special Kind of Evil: Zalgo has a reputation for destroying planets and enslaving anyone who manages to survive. He doesn't care if his slaves die of fatigue or thirst (such is the case with his own wife), and much like other evil things he has done, this one is played in the darkest way possible.
  • Smug Smiler: He can barely wipe the grin off his face as he torments and tortures helpless prisoners. In "To Proxy Mountain", he performs Electric Torture on Laughing Jack while chortling at his pain.
  • Smug Snake: Although he is undeniably one of the most powerful characters in the series, he underestimates everyone else. He constantly and publicly belittles his loyal minions while showing everyone else less respect than even that. He is so sure of his victory and minion's loyalty, and so confident in the belief that his immensely strong demonic abilities render him essentially untouchable, that he is utterly blindsided and left puzzled when his henchmen disobey him or his enemies gain the upper hand.
  • Smug Super: He is one of the most powerful beings in the multiverse and enjoys showing off his power.
  • The So-Called Coward: Aton describes Zalgo as a "cowardly shadow". He forgot to take into consideration that Zalgo has decimated entire armies, lay waste to universes, and personally defeated Aton's elite guards.
  • The Sociopath: At least we know where Slenderman gets it from. Zalgo does what he does because the suffering of others amuses him. He also portrays real-life symptoms of sociopathy, such as a vain and arrogant personality and utter Lack of Empathy.
  • Soft-Spoken Sadist: At least until he gets angry.
  • Sorcerous Overlord: Zalgo has many dark magical abilities he has used to conquer many galaxies.
  • Sphere of Destruction: During his second clash with Aton's Elite, Zalgo creates a moon-sized ball of energy in the sky and hurls it at the team. Cronos manages to deflect it.
  • Spoiled Brat: His words imply this is because he's so used to getting everything he wants due to his powers that he thinks he can get away with anything. Also shown in his reactions when things don't go his way: his response to Alice Liddel beating his mind games is to basically Rage Quit and he throws what amounts to temper tantrum at Ms. P.
  • Squishy Wizard: Zalgo has no Combat Tentacles, unlike his sons, relying exclusively on his magical abilities. However, this trope only applies to his lack of physical attacks; his magical projectile based attacks are nothing to sneeze at, his lightspeed reflexes makes him damn near impossible to event ag in a fight, he has good durability/defense, and his healing abilities can heal his wounded henchmen (or, of course, himself).
  • Stalker Without a Crush: To the Proxies, but mostly Slenderman.
  • Straw Nihilist: Played with. Being the physical embodiment of death and chaos, other people's lives are a joke to him, their deaths is the ultimate punchline, and all ironies are equally funny in his twisted mind. He also thinks all the things people fight and strive for are all just a "monstrous, demented gag," the only sensible way to live is either to descend into madness or to live without rules. Zalgo, however, seems to value his life quite a bit.
  • Super Empowering: Zalgo can give other people powers, both as a gift and a curse. He gave Alice Liddel and Mr. Widemouth immortality and can turn people into powerful demons.
  • Stupid Evil: Most notably in "Legends of the Multiverse", his sadistic tendencies tend to get in the way of his evil plans.
  • Superpower Lottery: To be expected from a God of Evil.
  • Super Senses: In "To Proxy Mountain", Zalgo overheard every conversation Jeff and his allies were having. Keep in mind Jeff and his friends were in a completely different region of the universe.
  • Super Strength: Zalgo has a tremendous level of superhuman strength, virtually incalculable, with few being able to surpass him in terms of brute strength. Thus, Zalgo is strong enough to shave planets and cause earthquakes with his tremendous punches and held his own against the combined tremendous might of Aton's elite, including Cronus, a God as strong as the cosmos itself, sending them flying with his blows, and to actually harm Cronus without weakening him beforehand, managing to swiftly pierce the latter's otherwise invulnerable chest by jabbing him with his finger.
  • Supervillain Lair: He lives in his hellish throne room in the Pit.
  • Surrounded by Idiots: He is incredibly aggravated by the lack of skill and experience of his minions as a whole.
  • Taken for Granite: Zalgo has the power to turn people to stone.
  • Take Over the World: He has already taken over a large portion of the galaxy. He is now seeking to dominate all known realities.
  • Teleportation: Zalgo has been shown to teleport whether it be across the different locations across the galaxy, during battles in order to avoid attacks, or to retreat from a losing fight. Despite a very pragmatic ability, Zalgo doesn't exploit it too much.
  • Third-Person Person: Sometimes delves into this.
  • Time Abyss: He's been around for trillions of years.
  • To Create a Playground for Evil: The fate of whatever planet Zalgo takes control of. He takes them over and lets his army do whatever they want, causing everyone to fight for survival and accomplishing Zalgo's twisted goal of spreading wanton chaos all over the world.
    • His main goal is to destroy reality itself and then recreate it in his image. He succeeds in this in "Legends of the Multiverse", leaving a black void that he decides to fill. And when he does... well... Let's just say it isn't pretty. Sugar Bowl went right out the window on this one.
  • Took a Level in Badass: Not that he was ever a slouch to begin with, but Zalgo uses his powers much more pragmatically in "Legends of the Multiverse". He displays powers he had never been seen using before, like turning an entire army into pieces of paper, absorbing magical attacks and then using it against said attacker, and even indulges in hand-to-hand combat. And remember when Zalgo was actually cautious when fighting Cronos? Here, he survives a flurry of punches from Cronos, chops him in the neck, parries hits, uses clean boxing combinations, quickly clinches and then knees Cronos in the face and finishes it off by tossing him away like this week's trash.
  • Too Kinky to Torture: It has been so long since he possessed a physical body (Masky's in this case) that he enjoys inflicting pain on himself. He slaps himself, rips the skin on his arm off, smashes his arm in a drawer slits his wrists with knives. When Masky gets his body back towards the end of the comic, Masky discovers that Zalgo caused so much damage to his body that he feels the need to go to a hospital.
  • Too Spicy for Yog-Sothoth: How psychopathic and monstrous is he? Malitch of all people outright calls him a tumor.
  • Torture Technician: Zalgo finds sadistic glee in torturing others.
  • To the Pain: Enjoys doing this to the damned souls of the Pit.
  • Touché: "Well played, Slenderman, well played."
  • Trademark Favorite Food: Y̧̧̙̘͕̺̙͆͊̉̏̊͐̚̚͟ͅȌ̧͙͚̖̙̟̘̉́́̄͢ͅŲ̨̨̭̳͈̳̰̂͛́̋̀͌̍̎̉R̷̨̠̣̻̰̈̅͂̉͗̐͘ S̢̝̪̹̲̗̟͐̌͂̀̚Ȍ̞͍̫̞̋̆͂̐̈́̔ͅU̡̬̞̯͔̒̉͛̔̈́͡Ḻ̶̺̼̮͚͛̈́̈̋̀̐̔̀
  • Troll: He makes it clear that he has fun messing with people just for the sole purpose of doing it.
  • Tyrant Takes the Helm: When he becomes ruler of the Pit (not that the previous rulers were saints).
  • Ugly Guy, Hot Wife: Given that he's a demon, this is the most likely result with any beautiful women, but his wife was quite a beauty.
  • Underestimating Badassery: Zalgo usually doesn't think the Proxies as serious threats to him, so confronting them was deemed inconsequential. When their confrontation came, Zalgo assumed defeating the Proxies with the Multiverse crystal would be child's play, but he ended up being wrong.
  • Ultimate Evil: He is the source of all evil in the Under Realm.
  • The Unfettered: Nothing will stop him from achieving his goals, his men, family, and empire are all expendable.
  • Unwanted Spouse: Akira did not want to be married or make love to Zalgo. When Zalgo found out about this, he had his men bring her to him in chains.
  • The Usurper: Murdered his parents (and many, many more) to become ruler of the Pit.
  • Villain Cred: It's revealed that a lot of Monsters and even humans in the Human World look up to him; they outright describe him as "our benevolent ruler"
  • Villain Episode: "Blast to the Past Part 3 and 5" and "Remnants" feature him as the main character.
  • Villainous Breakdown: Undergoes one in the "Legends of the Multiverse" finale. Zalgo increasingly becomes enraged as he starts to lose. It finally comes to a head when he's about to be executed by the Proxies, the powerful alien demon gets reduced to begging for his life as he is stripped of his powers and finally killed by Shadowlurker.
  • Villain Respect: He acknowledges Aton as being the only being that is almost able to match his superiority.
    • In the penultimate episode of "Legends of the Multiverse", Zalgo finally rewards Shadowlurker for his loyalty by giving him the still-beating heart of a hydra (which, to Zalgo, is a good reward for henchmen).
  • Virtue Is Weakness: He believes kindness and compassion is a weakness.
  • Villains Want Mercy: While the Proxies and co. are beating Zalgo to death, Zalgo begs for his life and offers each member their own place in his army. Jeff has none of it and stabs him with the Sword of Splendorman.
  • Villain with Good Publicity: Downplayed, since nearly everyone in the multiverse despises him. However, a lot of monsters in the universe respect him and even see him as a sort of Dark Messiah. He also has countless cults that worship him.
  • Villain Teleportation: Just another one of his countless abilities.
  • Walking Wasteland: Where Zalgo goes, chaos and death follow.
  • War Is Glorious: Zalgo absolutely adores war, finding the meaningless deaths of millions extremely satisfying. He even started the Great Monster War out of sheer boredom
  • While Rome Burns: Whenever he takes over a planet, he lets his men run free, effectively turning the world into a chaotic mess. As the masses kill each other in the most sickening ways, he kicks back and watches from the distance the world burning, cackling like a maniac.
    • In the "Legends of the Multiverse" finale, once he takes over the multiverse, all Zalgo does is sit on his floating throne, watching as demons ransack planets and massacre any non-demons while laughing maniacally.
  • We Can Rule Together: He never stops to insist on having the Proxies join his side.
  • Wicked Cultured: He mostly acts like a gentleman, but nonetheless is a sociopathic sadist.
  • World of Chaos: Zalgo's dream is to rule over a multiverse of chaos and death.
  • Would Hit a Girl: In more than one way.
  • Would Hurt a Child:
    • For starters, he was horribly abusive to Slenderman during his youth.
    • Zalgo murdered every child he ever had, except Slenderman and Splendorman, because they didn't have his powers. You see those bodies under his throne? Those are their corpses.
    • He had absolutely no problem possessing an old man to drown BEN. A similar event unfolded when he corrupted Uncle Johnny to rape and murder Sally Williams.
    • Zalgo has destroyed and enslaved entire universes filled with sapient life. This obviously included a butt-load of children, and we even explicitly see them suffer from his tyranny.
    • In the "Legends of the Multiverse" finale, Zalgo threatens to torture BEN and Sally to get Aton's magic from Jeff, then plans to kill them for taunting him and melting his face off with Black Stuff, even as he tries to use them as bargaining chips with Jeff.
  • Would You Like to Hear How They Died?: After absorbing Slenderman, Zalgo lies to Jeff, claiming that Slenderman died begging for mercy and cried like a baby.
  • You Got Spunk: He actually appreciates people that are willing to attack him. When he found out that Jeff and Eyeless Jack are on their way to kill him, Zalgo smiles and says when they arrive, he'll have to congratulate them.
  • You Have Failed Me: The punishment for failing Zalgo is an automatic death sentence.
    • In case he ever died, Zalgo directly tied the Pit's life to his own, something no other Great Leader had ever done. After his death, the Pit died with him, killing the hundreds of millions of soldiers who worked for Zalgo but also the millions upon millions of universes Zalgo had captured, killing an incalculable number of sapient lives. Zalgo's reasoning for this scheme was nothing more than a final way of executing those who failed him, believing that if he died, the Pit and all its members deserved to die as well due to failing to protect him from death.
  • You Have Outlived Your Usefulness: To his own children! The many who came before Slenderman or Splendorman who didn't inherit Zalgo's powers were murdered with no more thought than one would give to swatting a fly.
  • You're Cute When You're Angry: Everytime Zalgo sees Ms. P angry at something, he teases her to leave her even angrier and even says she is cute when she is angry.
  • Your Soul Is Mine: Although Zalgo prefers enslavement, he's just as fine with ripping your soul from your body and leaving you an empty. soulless husk.

     The Great Lord 

The Great Lord

A malevolent, primordial cosmic entity and the source of all evil. It is the almighty creator of both the Under Realm and the Pit. Before it could corrupt the omniverse, Aton and his elite forces arrive to exterminate this great evil. Before it was completely destroyed, a fragment of it escaped and in the depths of an alien planet, turning the planet into the Pit. This is the first recorded Monster to ever exist.

Zalgo's Right-Hands

    The Shadowlurker 

The Shadowlurker

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"Hear me... and rejoice. You have had the privilege of having the Great Lord grace your meaningless lives. You may think this is suffering. No. It is salvation. Universal law tipped toward Zalgo because of your sacrifice. Smile, for even in death you have become Minions of Zalgo."

Zalgo's mole, royal advisor, and most proficient henchman. He used to be Slenderman's best friend until Zalgo captured him and removed his memory to crush Slenderman's spirit.
  • Actual Pacifist: Whenever Zalgo hatches a plan to murder innocents, Shadowlurker agrees to it but is reluctant to do so and usually wants to back out at every step of the way. Eventually, he redeems himself while dying by killing Zalgo.
  • Ain't Too Proud to Beg: He desperately pleads for mercy and forgiveness after failing Zalgo. It doesn't work.
  • An Arm and a Leg: His actual arms were dismembered by Zalgo. He eventually adapted and now his cape functions as his arms/hands.
  • Anti-Villain: In spades. It's telling that Bush is more malicious than him.
  • Arrow Catch: Knife catch, actually. He catches Jeff's knife when he throws it at him.
  • Back from the Dead: Somehow, he was revived during the "The Chain Mail" and continues to work for Zalgo.
  • Battle Butler: He's basically Zalgo's glorified butler.
  • Berserk Button: He doesn't take it well when people question or disrespect Zalgo.
  • Beware the Silly Ones: He's pretty incompetent, and more than a bit goofy. That said, he has still completely slaughtered hundreds, if not thousands of warriors, and was able to hold his own against Jeff and the Unwanted House Guest for longer than most minions of Zalgo. He was also the one who ends up killing Zalgo.
  • Bond Villain Stupidity: If he would have shot the Unwanted House Guest instead of Jeff, he would have won their fight.
  • Butt-Monkey: Often the target for Zalgo's bursts of rage. X also frequently scares and bullies him.
  • Canon Foreigner
  • Chekhov's Gunman: He kills Zalgo in "Legends of the Multiverse".
  • The Chew Toy
  • Co-Dragons: With X to Zalgo. Until his Hell Face Turn in "Legends of the Multiverse".
  • Cold-Blooded Torture: He submits the Proxies of Universe 346 to this. When Universe 346 Jeff insists that he will die before he tells him where Slenderman is, Shadowlurker gloats about how Jeff doesn't whine but he's going to scream, before electrocuting him.
  • Cold Ham: His speeches of Zalgo are often exaggerated and carry a lot of weight, but he also says them in a low, regal voice.
  • The Collector: He collects the souls and essence of warriors.
  • Dark Is Evil: He is clad in black.
  • A Day in the Limelight: He is a pivotal character in "Legends of the Multiverse".
  • The Devil Is a Loser: Comickit has outright stated that Shadowlurker is supposed to be the Devil himself, but he's primarily potrayed as being Zalgo's whipping boy.
  • Die, Chair! Die!: The penultimate episode of "Legends of the Multiverse" has Shadowlurker venting his rage on the scenery, smashing his chamber in the Pit to pieces.
  • The Dog Bites Back: In "Legends of the Multiverse", after eons of both emotional and physical abuse makes him snap, Shadowlurker is the one to deal the final blow to Zalgo.
    Shadowlurker: ENOUGH!! I HAVE HAD ENOUGH OF YOU!! [blasts a weakened Zalgo out of the throne room and into the spike pit below]
  • The Dragon: To Zalgo, until the end, where's he's had enough of Zalgo's lunacy and abuse, and deals the killing blow to kill him.
  • Eldritch Abomination: In his astral form.
  • Even Evil Has Standards: Subverted. Since he tries to be Pure Evil, he's disgusted by cute shows like My Little Pony, The Care Bears and Dora the Explorer, while Bratz is not that bad for the purpose.
  • Evil Genius: Incredibly intelligent and wicked.
  • Evil Wears Black: A black hoodie.
  • The Faceless: His face has never been revealed.
  • Faux Affably Evil: Shadowlurker is fond of speechifying about how grateful people should be for Zalgo and his army gracing their otherwise worthless lives. "Gracing" in this case, referring to Zalgo exterminating half their population and destroying their homes.
  • Feeling Their Age: Working for Zalgo has worn him out.
  • Glass Cannon: Can dish out serious damage with magic, but is not very sturdy.
  • Hammy Herald: He sure loves the sound of his own voice, giving long, elaborate speeches about the glory of Zalgo constantly.
  • The Heavy: He is this to Zalgo's Greater-Scope Villain.
  • Heel–Face Turn: Goes through one in "Legends of the Multiverse", where he kills Zalgo, effectively saves the multiverse, and runs off the start his own laundry mat.
  • Hidden Depths:
    • "Legends of the Multiverse" reveals Shadowlurker hates his job in the Pit and wishes to live amongst mortals and live a happy life, but he simply can't because if he did, Zalgo would surely kill him.
    • After being freed from Zalgo, he claims he's going to open a laundry mat.
  • Honest Advisor: He is Zalgo's royal adviser, not that Zalgo listens to him.
  • Hyper-Competent Sidekick: Though Zalgo and X are far from incompetent.
  • Identity Amnesia: Shadowlurker had his memory wiped by Zalgo when he joined his army.
  • Ineffectual Sympathetic Villain: Shadowlurker is a meek weasel whose ruthlessness only pales compared to his emperor. However, in action, he is a pitiful, bumbling coward that Jeff and even the highly cautious Ms. P have problems viewing as a serious threat.
  • In the Hood: Wears a hood that obscures his face at all times.
  • Invisible Anatomy: His cloak function as his hands.
  • Karma Houdini: Yes, Shadowlurker kills Zalgo and effectively saved the entire multiverse, but he still murdered half a million innocent lives during his years with Zalgo, including children and Zalgo's own minions. It's a wonder Aton just let him off scot-free without even acknowledging his crimes.
  • Kick the Son of a Bitch: He kills Zalgo in "Legends of the Multiverse" while Zalgo was in a weakened form and nowhere near as powerful as usual. Of course, Zalgo is the personification of sadism and pure evil, so he definitely deserved it.
  • Knight Templar: Due to being brainwashed, he genuinely believes Zalgo is doing the universe a favor by slaughtering the populace. Over the course of the series, he begins to secretly hate Zalgo and wish for his death.
  • Lack of Empathy: He has overseen the deaths of trillions with no remorse. This seems to be subverted in later episodes, as it's revealed he actually does feel bad for all the people he has killed.
  • Laughably Evil: Very incompetent and goofy.
  • Loves the Sound of Screaming: He is delighted by Laughing Jack's pain
    The Shadowlurker: [listens to Laughing Jack screaming while being tortured by Zalgo] That's my music!
  • Malevolent Masked Man: A evil demon who serves Zalgo and hides his face at all times.
  • Minion with an F in Evil: Shadowlurker doesn't really do anything to further Zalgo's plots. He can't bear the thought of killing innocents. He even tries to stop Zalgo from going over the edge and Zalgo responds by maiming and torturing him. He finally snaps from all the abuse and eventually kills Zalgo for his cruelty.
  • Mistreatment-Induced Betrayal: Years of being basically tortured by Zalgo led Shadowlurker to kill him.
  • The Mole: He uses his shape-shifting to infiltrate Proxy Mansion and rat out secrets to Zalgo.
  • Mouth of Sauron: He usually does the deal-making for Zalgo, negotiating with rulers of planets that Zalgo intends to conquer.
  • Nerdy Inhaler: Uses one whenever he gets nervous in earlier appearances. He abandons it later on.
  • Not-So-Harmless Villain: Gets pushing around quite often, but has the deaths of thousands to his name. He also ends up killing Zalgo in "Legends of the Multiverse".
  • Number Two: He is Zalgo's royal advisor, general of his army, and his mouth; Though more than capable of decimating battalions on his own, Shadowlurker is seen more often commanding soldiers rather than engaging in battle himself, and has enough authority to silence high-ranking generals like X with but a word. Whereas X is a warrior who uses brute-force to crush his enemies, Shadowlurker is the surgical rapier of political (intimidation) and psychological (torture) finesse required to keep worlds in line.
  • One-Man Army: He can wipe out entire armies low mowing the lawn as seen in "Legends of the Multiverse".
  • Professional Butt-Kisser: Just listen to some of his speeches blatantly praising Zalgo.
  • Punch-Clock Villain
  • Quickly Demoted Leader: After losing to Jeff and the Unwanted House Guest, Shadowlurker is quickly demoted to being a messenger boy.
  • Starter Villain: He was the lead-up to Zalgo in earlier seasons.
  • Stealth Hi/Bye: Does this to Jeff twice.
  • The Stool Pigeon: It's basically his job.
  • Sycophantic Servant: In earlier seasons, he is far less hateful towards his master and even seems to enjoy getting his rare praise. It's easily inferred that Zalgo's Bad Boss traits eventually resulted in a case of Broken Pedestal, causing him to hate his master and want to get rid of him.
  • Teeth-Clenched Teamwork: He and X do not get along, with many describing him as the complete opposite of X.
  • Token Good Teammate: He's nowhere near as evil as Zalgo or X. He eventually pulls a Heel–Face Turn by sending Zalgo down a spike pit.
  • Tragic Villain: So very, very tragic.
  • Treacherous Advisor: When he betrays Zalgo in "Legends of the Multiverse".
  • Undying Loyalty: Unlike X, Shadowlurker would never dream of betraying Zalgo. Subverted in later episodes, where he wants Zalgo dead and begins to hate him. Come "Legends on the Multiverse", he eventually kills Zalgo for treating him like trash.
  • Would Hurt a Child: Shadowlurker is certainly not above hurting or in extreme situations, killing children/teenagers.
    Shadowlurker: [To BEN] A shame you will die so young.
  • Yes-Man: Enforced. Zalgo made clear Shadowlurker's sole purpose is to fulfill the overlord's schemes and compliment his brilliance. Any attempt Shadowlurker made at contradicting him or so much as indirectly implying his insight was not perfect tended to be met with violent rebukes.

    X 

X (A.K.A Sonic.EXE)

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"I AM GOD
X (also known as Sonic.EXE) is an entity born from dark matter that has taken on Sonic the Hedgehog's form. One avid Sonic fan named Tom received a copy of a classic Sonic game in the mail from his friend Kyle about the possibly demonic CD and that it has to be destroyed. But regardless, Tom decided to try it out of curiosity. As he played, he began to see what his friend was talking about, when the game was bombarded with macabre imagery, with X killing Tails, Knuckles the Echidna, and Dr. Eggman in very horrifying ways. Tom was his next victim after playing it.
  • The Ageless: He claims to be over 15 billion years old.
  • A God I Am: It's practically his catchphrase.
  • An Arm and a Leg: Ticci Tobey slices his left leg and arm off in "Legends of the Multiverse".
  • And Your Little Dog, Too!: He also went out of his way to drive Slenderson murderously insane in order to make him kill Slenderman.
  • Asshole Victim: X long destroyed any sympathy that he could have gained by the time Ticci Tobey killed him.
  • Ax-Crazy: Remember when we said Zalgo was the craziest character of the comic? Scrap that. X is arguably even more unhinged than Zalgo. At least Zalgo can maintain an affable nature, fake it may be. X killed Tails, Amy, and Knuckles for laughs and has tortured trillions for years. This is best shown when he murders Lara's brother For the Evulz.
  • Badass Boast: "I AM A GOD, YOU TINY INSECTS!"
  • Bad Boss: One of the mooks says "You think the Zalgo's bad? Wait until X deals with him! X is an animal.", which carries the implication that he's even worse of a boss than even Zalgo, the latter of whom is definitely not a saint in terms of being a boss either.
    • He's such a bad boss that one of his minions actually calls him a bastard directly to him after he blows up a portal preventing his goons from leaving the Dark Forest, effectively leaving them for dead.
    • In "Legends of the Multiverse", unlike Zalgo's goons, who stick together even after Zalgo's defeat, or Enderman's, who continue to support their boss despite him being dealt a severe blow early on in the episode, as soon as X is killed by the Proxies, his mooks almost immediately abandon him; choosing to join up with the other gangs rather than heal their leader. This makes sense since, at one point, a demon said most of X's thugs were loaned to him by Zalgo. Another even said, "we are professionals." X may demand a higher grade of mooks, but if X, aka their paycheck, is gone, then so are they.
  • Black Eyes of Crazy: X as black scleras.
  • Body Horror: When BEN is roaming around Unwanted House Guest's abandoned home, X scares BEN in the form of UHG's skinned, maggot-ridden corpse.
  • Brains and Brawn: The Brawn to Zalgo's Brians.
  • Break the Haughty: What he goes through whenever the Proxies defeat him.
  • Butt-Monkey: X is clearly on the darker end of this trope, however.
  • The Cameo: At one point in the "High School" arc, X can be seen in Proxy High's assembly watching a football game while smoking a cigar and sipping a glass of liquor.
  • Card-Carrying Villain: Very happy to admit he is evil.
  • Catchphrase:
    • "I AM GOD."
    • "You weren't/aren't fast enough."
  • The Caligula: He has a great image of himself, is very violent with his enemies and gets angry easily (which results in nasty consequences for those who provoked him), he is also disrespectful with his allies, attacking Shadowlurker for little to no reason, and plotting on betraying Zalgo. Let's not forget raping Ms. P and killing Lara's younger brother.
  • Character Death: Ticci Tobey kills him in "Legends of the Multiverse" by fatally stabbing him with the Sword of Splendorman.
  • Child Eater: Given his nature around BEN and Sally, he very likely is.
  • The Comically Serious: X himself is hardly serious, but he sure looks like it when around people like Laughing Jack, Jeff, and President Bush.
  • Dies Wide Open: In "Legends of the Multiverse"
  • Disc-One Final Boss: He's the first true threat the New Elite faces in "Legends of the Multiverse".
  • The Dragon: He's one to Zalgo and rival dragon to Shadowlurker.
  • The Dreaded: Everyone who isn't named Zalgo, Slenderman, and Aton is terrified of him. For instance, even though his name was on the Enderman's Party List, X appeared to be the only monster not to be interviewed by the Rake and B.O.B. However, given his tendency to attack and eat monsters and humans alike, it was likely that both B.O.B and the Rake were afraid to meet up with X.
  • Eaten Alive: The fate of many of the people he captures.
  • Eldritch Abomination
  • Eviler Than Thou: To Shadowlurker.
  • Evil Has a Bad Sense of Humor: During the scene at the Unwanted House Guest's house, when he began taunting BEN for crying. It's SOOO over-the-top-evil - like "I'm not just gonna murder and eat you, I'm gonna make fun of you for crying about your imminent demise" - that it sort of crossed the line into funny.
  • Evil Is Bigger: He towers over most Proxies, BEN, in particular, measuring up to his knees.
  • Evil Laugh: X has a high-pitched, almost child-like cackle.
  • Evil Overlord: He is the supreme ruler of a thousand universes.
  • Evil Sounds Deep: He can change the pitch of his voice to that of Sonic the Hedgehog to a demonic guttural snarl.
  • Eye Scream: Miss. P shoves the Sword of Splendorman into his eye and out his head in "Legends of the Multiverse".
  • Fangs Are Evil: Has a set of monstrous fangs. Eyeless Jack finds out the hard way.
  • Fantastic Racism: Maintains his hatred for mortals, insisting they are vermin who solely exist to be toyed with and enslaved.
  • Fatal Flaw: Yes, he could easily kill his targets... But chasing them and scarring them for life, even if it gives them time to escape, is too much fun.
  • Faux Affably Evil: While a primarily feral-minded and instinct-driven predator, he can also carry a clever ruse and when disguised in his Sonic guise, is more than capable of acting in a cordial, warm, and friendly manner all as a method to give the prey a false sense of security. In Sonic form, X is caring, jovial, cheerful, merry, sociable, and charming towards others, politely offering them the chance to visit Amy and Tails and eat free food. However, this is all a clever pretense, to disarm his prey. His act as Sonic is not exactly perfect, as his raging appetite was difficult to conceal. As when he met Isaac, his black and red eyes turned a softer shade of blue with white scleras mid-conversation, purely to ease Isaac's mind. In addition, X was constantly drooling and gawping at Isaac, making him feel a little uneasy.
  • Fish Eyes: He has a noticeable wandering eye. Also, he eyes roll back when his teeth come out. Almost shark-like.
  • Foil: Serves as one to Jeff. Both are the right-hand mans of their respective masters, Slenderman, and Zalgo. However, Jeff is loud, chipper and bombastic while X is more prone to excited but subdued rambling and rarely speaks above a whisper unless in combat. Jeff is a dim-witted, incompetent Plucky Comic Relief, while X is a competent and humorless monster. Jeff would sometimes water down his cruelty with a pronounced sense of humor while X downplays that for more straightforward scares and doubles down on sheer sadism. Finally, Jeff at least has some Pet the Dog moments and can be pretty fun to hang around (as long as you stay on his good side), while X doesn't even try.
  • Forgotten Fallen Friend: Neither Zalgo nor Shadowlurker even acknowledge him after his death.
  • Freeze-Frame Bonus: During "Legends of the Multiverse", whenever X smiles, bits of Unwanted House Guest's flesh can be seen stuck in his teeth.
  • The Friend Nobody Likes: None of his teammates are particularly fond of him, which he doesn't seem to care about.
    • Even though his name was on the Enderman's Party List, X appeared to be the only monster not to be interviewed by the Rake and B.O.B. However, given his tendency to attack and eat monsters and humans alike, it was likely that Enderman's men were too afraid to meet up with X.
  • Galactic Conqueror: He has enslaved over a hundred worlds.
  • Giggling Villain
  • Girly Run: Everytime he runs, he extends his arms and legs in front of him as far as possible. It makes him look... intresting to say the least.
  • Glasgow Grin: When opening his mouth to eat Isaac, he opens his mouth so wide he tears his face apart. Strangely, despite the fact his cheek muscles are ripped apart, he can still open and close its jaws.
  • God of Evil: He is considered a god within his universes.
  • Hate Sink: The Shadowlurker may be a minion of Zalgo who has massacred innocents under his orders, but it was counterbalanced by his physical and mental abuse from both the demon and X, so yeah, Shadowlurker is too funny and tragic to be hated. X has none of Shadowlurker's charm, and is more or less an engine of pure, unadulterated malevolence, coming off as a savage, craven, cowardly, sadistic predator by comparison.
  • The Heavy: He is Zalgo's favorite and most dangerous henchman. He also killed Lara's younger brother... just to get her attention.
  • It's All About Me: So much so that when Zalgo gains the multiverse portal, he is quick to play The Dragon and throws his lot to him. However, he tells the Proxies that his loyalty isn't to Zalgo or the Pit, but to himself only and he is just biding his time so his "master" can show weakness to turn on him.
  • Jerkass: To just about everyone, but especially Shadowlurker. X is a toxic, brutal, sniveling bully above all else. He commits many acts of cruelty for the most insignificant reason, rapes and demeans women, looks down his allies and enemies alike because he thinks he is a god and even despises his own men because they lose to the Proxies. Of all the cast of the series, he is one of the biggest dicks.
  • Kick the Dog: He brags about murdering Sally, Knuckles and Tails, mind rapes Ms. P and finally has Lara's brother murdered in a horribly brutal way. He also hysterically uses Isaac's death to mock Lara.
    • Along with Zalgo, rather than just kill the Unwanted House Guest, X forced UHG to kill his girlfriend before dragging him off to be eaten.
    • Trapping BEN in a room at Unwanted House Guest's home, then toying with BEN by biting at his fingers, and then sadistically mocking him once he's starting to break down.
    • Convincing Slenderson to go after the Proxies was a real dick move.
  • Kick the Son of a Bitch: It's implied he has been maimed by Zalgo for failing him.
  • Killed Off for Real: Finally meets his end in "Legends of the Multiverse", courtesy of Ticci Tobey.
  • Knight of Cerebus: Aside from a gag or two, things get dead serious when he comes into play. Cemented with Lara's brother's death.
  • Know When to Fold 'Em: In "Legends of the Multiverse", he attempts to leave the scene when Ms. P impales him through the skull with the Sword of Splendorman, rendering him unable to use his powers properly. Ticci Tobey stops him in the nick of time.
  • Lightning Bruiser: Even with a magical sword lodged in his brain, he still can move with frightening speed.
  • Made of Iron: If anything, Ms. P shoving the Sword of Splendorman in his eye only made him angry.
  • Master of Illusion: A vary dark version of this trope. X seems to have no limit to what illusions can be created, but primarily uses them to instill fear, which means they must be realistic enough to do so. These illusions are physical (they can be touched and last beyond any given amount of time) and can include smells (such as popcorn or rotting corpses). Also, X can make its illusions visible only by certain people. Sometimes, when the victim sees through the illusion, they will cease to exist (although this may be the will of X). However, one must see through the illusion perfectly.
  • More Teeth than the Osmond Family: Whenever X is well and truly pissed off or when he's about to eat someone, he leans his head back as his gums come out of its mouth with a seemingly endless amount of pointed teeth dripping with bloody saliva.
  • Narcissist: X also appears to have a form of narcissism, viewing himself as above even Zalgo, and seeing mortals as inferior creatures, who exist solely to be toyed with and massacred.
  • Neck Lift: Does this to Shadowlurker in "Legends of the Multiverse" to intimidate him.
  • Nightmare Face
  • Nightmare Fuel Station Attendant: Every scene he's in is filled with the utmost tension. Hell, even Jeff the Killer is scared of him.
  • No Indoor Voice: A lot of his dialogue is screamed.
  • Noodle Incident: It's implied that he and Mr. Widemouth have faced each other before, as Widemouth is surprised to see X on Zalgo's team.
  • Pitiful Worms: Never fails to refer to his enemies as some type of insect. Just look at his Badass Boast above.
  • Rasputinian Death: In "Legends of the Multiverse", he survives getting the Sword of Splendorman shoved in his eye, gets his leg and arm chopped off, endures a No-Holds-Barred Beatdown at the hands on the Proxies, and gets stabbed through the kidneys before finally being fatally stabbed in the chest by Ticci Tobey again with the Sword of Splendorman.
  • Sadist: He genuinely loves hurting and killing others, terrifying them to the point of becoming mentally insane. When he attacks the Proxies at the Unwanted House Guest's home, he mentally tortures Jeff, Eyeless Jack, and Ms. P and when trying to prey on BEN, makes sure to draw it out as long as possible, even miming biting his fingers to savor his terror.
  • Scary Teeth: His teeth are horrifying.
  • Screaming Warrior: He explodes into loud and bombastic screaming whenever in a fight.
  • Shapeshifting: X can transform into any kind of being, including forms that may not be physically possible or exist in reality. This ability is not restricted by space or uniformity, as X can appear in multiple places as multiple beings. When transitioning forms, his body becomes a spinning blue ball of energy. He can also change size.
  • Slasher Smile: His default expression.
  • Small Name, Big Ego: He treats himself as one of the most powerful beings in existence... yet Aton barely remembers his name.
  • The Sociopath: He's driven entirely by self-interest, shows no compassion to anyone, manipulates other characters by acting nice and likable when it's convenient, doesn't care how many innocents get hurt in her pursuit of power, and genuinely enjoys slaughtering thousands because it amuses him.
  • To Serve Man: X feeds on human flesh.
  • The Starscream: He pretty much tells everyone that he isn't loyal to Zalgo and is only using Zalgo's resources to further his own agenda. X himself is just waiting for the right time to kill him. Zalgo doesn't seem to particularly care.
  • Super Speed: Obviously.
  • Trying Not to Cry: X can be heard making whimpering, maniac crying noises after Ms. P stabs him in the eye with the Sword of Splendorman.
  • The Unfettered: He will do whatever it takes to cause as much misery and death as inhumanly possible. From conquering entire universes and turning their inhabitants into killing machines, to killing Lara's brother himself, to even attempting to kill Shadowlurker, nothing is off limits to him.
  • White Gloves: And you do not want to see whats under them...
  • Wolverine Claws: He has retractable, almost lizard-like hands under his white gloves.
  • Would Hit a Girl: Ms. P and Lara can attest to that.
  • Would Hurt a Child: He murdered Tails and Lara's young brother Isaac. He also shows sadistic relish at the thought of eating BEN and even mocks him for crying in the face of death.

Zalgo's Forces

    The Minions of Zalgo 

Minions of Zalgo

The... well... minions of Zalgo.
  • Aliens Are Bastards: Quite a few of them were aliens from different worlds enslaved by Zalgo.
  • Always Chaotic Evil: They exist solely to cause war and chaos.
  • And I Must Scream: Some of them were once ordinary beings turned into demons by Zalgo against their will. Their mournful wails indicate that they might be aware of their current state.
  • Ax-Crazy: They literally cannot be reasoned with.
  • Batman Can Breath In Space: As seen when they invade Earth flying through space.
  • The Berserker: They still charge at their target even when being riddled with bullets.
  • Body Horror: Some of them look worse than Zalgo.
  • Blue and Orange Morality: Possibly. They are demons.
  • Bodyguarding a Badass: The Inquisitors are the elite personal bodyguards of a demonic tyrant who can already fry you into a crisp with pyrokinetic abilities or Mind Rape you into becoming a demon if he is feeling merciful, neither feat requiring him to even lift a finger.
  • Brainwashed and Crazy: Some of them are this.
  • The Bully: They enjoy abusing their power.
  • Canon Fodder: Most of them are only there to show how powerful the Proxies are.
  • Chaotic Evil: They are aligned with it In-Universe.
  • Combat Pragmatist: In spite of their ferocious nature and powerful abilities, they realize their innate disadvantage of lacking combat training, and therefore as a rule fight other forces with force of number, having no problem whatsoever with ganging up on a target.
  • Dark Is Evil: Just like Zalgo, they are ruthless, black demons.
  • Evil Is Burning Hot: As to be expected from demons.
  • Elite Mooks: Zalgo's Inquisitors, the Demon Cerebus, and Cthulu.
  • Evil Counterpart: Serve as eviler counterparts to the Proxies. Both serve demonic megalomaniacs, are insanely powerful, and go on demanding missions for their leaders. However, Slenderman is a (somewhat) benevolent boss who does somewhat care for the Proxies, and they do follow him out of their own will. In contrast, Zalgo's minions are either brainwashed, forced to serve him, or are genuinely sadistic monsters (although the latter is much less prominent than the two others). Zalgo is also a malevolent Bad Boss who views his minions as mere tools to help conquer universes and regularly murders them without a hint of guilt.
  • Evil Minions: Duh.
  • Eye Scream: Their eyes bleed due to the intense heat in their bodies, resulting in partial blindness. Sometimes they can be seen scratching their eyeballs as to get rid of their blindness.
  • Faceless Goons: The robed minions have their faces covered.
  • Fantastic Racism: The minion's distaste for non-monster/alien species is evident in their warnings about Lara, contrasting with the monstrous Proxies.
  • The Hoard: To Zalgo.
  • Implacable Man: The Inquisitors are stronger and faster than the usual henchmen. They do not need to eat or sleep or stop to catch their breath. They attack their targets relentlessly, without any hesitation and without any second thoughts about their actions. There is no stopping their rushing, headlong advance. Jeff and Ms. P are hunted down relentlessly, barely able to stop running for even for a few moments before the Inquisitors catch his scent and begin the chase anew.
  • The Juggernaut: The Inquisitors can casually tank most of what others throw at them.
  • Kick the Dog: They enjoy sadistically abusing slaves and whipping them for the most minor infractions.
  • Killed Off for Real: By Zalgo in "Legends of the Multiverse". It's unknown if they were revived upon Zalgo's defeat.
  • Knight of Cerebus: Not only are they among the most dangerous minions the Proxies have ever faced, special attention is brought to the aftermath of the many cities and planets they massacre.
  • Laughably Evil: They dose out a dish of Black Comedy.
  • Made of Evil: Averted, if Flame-Head is any understanding.
  • Marionette Motion: The manner in which they move and charge at others is quite unnerving.
  • Million Mook March: We get to see just how massive the army is during the planet invading montage in "Legends of the Multiverse".
  • Playing with Fire: Being demons, they can manipulate fire and lava.
  • Praetorian Guard: The Inquisitors. They are Zalgo's personal guard.
  • Psycho for Hire: Some of them manage to be just as sadistic as their boss.
  • Rape, Pillage, and Burn: It's their job to raze entire planets to the ground.
  • Red Eyes, Take Warning
  • Sadist: A lot of them are this.
  • Silent Antagonist: The Inquisitors never say a word outside of grunts and roars.
  • Shock and Awe: Some of them use electric batons.
  • Slasher Smile: Love doing this.
  • Stalker Without a Crush: Have a habit of watching their prey from afar before attacking.
  • The Nose Knows: Inquisitors seems to be able to chase their prey by tracking their scent.
  • TragicMonsters: ZigZagged. Some of them are just as cruel and malignant as their leaders. However, some of them used to be good or ordinary people, once upon a time. Forced into an And I Must Scream state by Zalgo, similar to Mr. Widemouth. Some of their cries sound very human, like sobbing, screaming, or whimpering. There probably isn't anything left, but it's just close enough to make you wonder.
  • Trying Not to Cry: Some of the more human-looking ones make audible whimpering noises as if they're trying to resist the severe pain they're in.
  • Undying Loyalty: To Zalgo.
  • Whip It Good: They use whips which they use to control and order around slaves.
  • Would Hit a Girl: They have no problem abusing female slaves.
  • Would Hurt a Child: They regularly are shown using lethal force towards children such as BEN and Sally. They have already butchered entire cities right down to the children.
  • Villain Decay: It took the Proxies everything they had to beat the Inquisitors, and it is advised to run from those you do not have to confront. From then on, they become much easier. Even before that, Mr. Widemouth took them down fairly easily, albeit quite slowly.
  • Zerg Rush: Their main tactic for taking down their targets.

    Flame-Head 
Also known as Henchmen 23, Flame-Head is one of Zalgo's minions who befriended a little girl and turned good.
  • The Ace: The most efficient for finding planets for Zalgo.
  • Alas, Poor Villain
  • Defiant to the End: What does he do when a furious Zalgo demands him to show the data of the planet he found so he can invade, harvest, and then destroy it? He retorts that his name is Flame-Head and telepathically removes the planet's location from his mind right in Zalgo's face, knowing well that he would destroy him for that.
  • Dying Alone: Probably what makes his Heroic Sacrifice even sadder, as he's burned alive by Zalgo, while looking at the picture he took with Plinkey. Plinkey probably never learned what happened to him.
  • Famous Last Words: "I..am..Flame...Head."
  • Heel–Face Turn: Thanks to Plinkey.
  • Heroic Sacrifice: He deletes any memory he has of Plinky's planet's location to protect her and the inhabitants, and as a result, Zalgo melted him with his Eye Beams.
  • Meaningful Name: Plinky names him Flame-Head because his hair is made of flames.
  • Senseless Sacrifice: It's implied by Comickit that Zalgo eventually found Plinky's planet anyway.
  • What Measure Is a Mook?: Played straight with Zalgo, who sees him as a disposable henchman, despite his effectiveness.

     Stukka 

Stukka

One of Zalgo's best torturers. His job was to specialize in etiquette, customs, translation, and torture. He's widely considered to be one of the sickest motherfuckers in the Pit.

     Flagg 

Flagg

Stukka's boss.
  • Ax-Crazy: He's very violent in his ways.
  • Bad Boss: He's not very nice to Stukka.
  • Card-Carrying Villain: Outright admits he is evil.
    Flagg: Sugarplum, we're not supposed to be likable. We're bad guys. Just last week I tortured a whole family over a mild inconvenience. Stukka is just here because he likes to see people suffer.
    Stukka: [nods approvingly] He's right.
  • Character Death: Stukka kills him for trying to bail on a job.
  • Hate Sink: Just look at his Card-Carrying Villain quote.
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