One of the nine alignments from the best-known Character Alignment system. If Chaotic Neutral is the truly free spirit, Chaotic Evil is the truly free evil spirit. Whereas the Chaotic Neutral character is concerned mainly with his own freedom but doesn't seek to hurt others, the same cannot be said for a Chaotic Evil character. They will do whatever they want whenever they want to do it, which, seeing as they are evil, usually entails lots and lots of death and destruction. These characters are usually the most aggressive of the Evil alignments, more often than not being possessed of an impulsively violent nature and a total disregard for people, laws, or even the world around them. In short, Chaotic Evil represents the destruction of not only life and goodness, but also the order upon which they depend.
Chaotic Evil characters come in several deliciously evil flavors:
Type 1 places more emphasis on Chaotic than Evil, believing that their own freedom is the most important thing. They're far from being a noble person (they're still Evil after all), but they value the ability to commit acts of evil over actually committing them. As a result, this type of character can actually side with the forces of Good in the fight for freedom. Don't turn your back though, because this also means that two seconds from now their idea of freedom may change and they'll become your worst enemy. Given a lot of patience, a crapload of love, a sprinkling of luck, and a great big stick, a Type 1 may gradually reform into Chaotic Neutral or even Chaotic Good, but don't hold your breath.
Type 2 is the exact opposite. They are so Evil that they would rather side with the bad guys even if they're the ones in charge. They place more value in unleashing fiery death and mayhem over the ability to do it at any time, so they take orders grudgingly but take them nonetheless. This type of Chaotic Evil makes for a particularly unpleasant brand of Mook, given that they don't care about collateral damage (in fact they deliberately seek it) or killing any fellow Mooks unfortunate enough to get in their way (which makes it even more fun for them). If the Big Bad handles his great big stick skillfully enough, a Type 2 may become Neutral Evil or even Lawful Evil simply out of habit. If, on the other hand, they are the Big Bad, expect them to go out of their way to violate any sense of honour, traditon, loyalty, or responsibility normally associated with the leadership position, such as betraying their own Mooks purely For the Evulz.
Type 3 is very much feral in nature. They typically have an above average degree of intelligence, but luckily for everyone else they tend to be more about freedom than evil. They believe that you're either a predator or prey for another predator, so to them the only thing that matters is having the strength to take what you want. God help anyone who comes across a Type 3 and are viewed as prey, since to them weakness is unforgivable. Similar to Type 2, a clever enough Big Bad will be able to manipulate this character to their own benefit, providing they completely dominate the Chaotic Evil character in both power and intelligence. Their guard must be kept up constantly though, as the moment the Type 3 sees an opportunity to take down the Big Bad they will take it.
Type 4 is a fair balance between Types 1 and 2. They love doing evil as much as they love their freedom, and they have just enough self-control to construct a plan that involves doing both at once. They are traditionally batshit insane with a complete Lack of Empathy (think The Joker). This type is arguably the most dangerous of them all, as they don't care who they destroy or how they destroy them; the fact that they can be destroyed is enough. As a result, this character is usually the one that opposing sides in a conflict will work together to defeat, as a Type 4 is undoubtedly a much worse foe than the one(s) they currently have. This type is often where you'll find the typical Omnicidal Maniac that's in this alignment, and if they also happen to be a Chessmaster then you're pretty likely screwed.
Chaotic Evil is probably the hardest alignment to depict sensibly. Far too many people assume that Chaotic Evil means a babbling lunatic incapable of walking through a village without inducing wanton, meaningless slaughter and destruction. Chaotic Evil does not mean the most evil or stupid, in it For the Evulz (which can be a motivation to any villain of any Evil alignment), nor even psychotic. A character does not fall under Chaotic Evil solely because they're really evil, stupid, or crazy.
The least dangerous (well, the bottom-rung at least) character of this alignment is the unwilling Mook — they hate their master, they hate taking orders, and they enjoy their job but not the fact that it is a job; they'd have a lot more fun causing all that terror and discord for free, and they only behave mainly out of the fear of punishment. The most dangerous character of this alignment, on the other hand, is undoubtedly The Chessmaster mixed in with Omnicidal Maniac, with his cruel calculation and intelligence and the will to use it in the most horrible ways. When these types do come up, being Chaotic, they tend to specialize in the Xanatos Speed Chess variation, excelling at adapting plans as events unfold rather than having every contingency prepared ahead of time.
Not to be confused with Always Chaotic Evil, which is about an entire race falling under any of the Evil alignments.
See Also: Lawful Good, Neutral Good, Chaotic Good, Lawful Neutral, True Neutral, Chaotic Neutral, Lawful Evil, Neutral Evil
If you have a difficulty deciding which alignment an Evil-aligned character belongs to, the main difference between Lawful Evil, Neutral Evil and Chaotic Evil is not their devotion to their evil wishes, but what methods they believe are best to realizing it:
Even though there are some situations where they can't always use this method, Lawful Evil characters believe the best way is to have a specific, strict code of conduct, whether self-imposed or codified as a law. Their first impulse when making a moral decision is to refer back to this code; those with externally-imposed systems (codes of laws, hierarchies, etc.) will try to work within the system when those systems go wrong. Depending on whether they are more Lawful or more Evil, they will either refuse to break the code even though it would hurt their evil objectives, or else break it only very reluctantly, and only when it would hurt their evil objectives if they kept their code.
Neutral Evil characters are indifferent to Order Versus Chaos, and their only interest is in realizing their evil wishes. They will use whatever means will help in realizing their evil wishes, whether that means tearing down a code of laws, following a code of laws, creating a new code of laws, causing the breakdown of justice, or just avoiding society altogether. Their only goal is to realize their evil wishes, full stop.
Most Chaotic Evil characters don't constantly break the law, but they don't place much value in laws (or, for weaker-CCEs, do not see the value in laws that do not function solely to their depraved objectives or increase their own personal freedom). They believe that their own evil impulses are their best guides, and that tying themselves to any given code of conduct would be limiting themselves. They often react violently to anyone who tries to instill any form of order over them, believing these people to be restricting their freedom. Chaotic Evil characters often focus very strongly on their own individual rights and freedoms, and will strongly resist any form of oppression over themselves.
Archetypes that are particularly prone to being Chaotic Evil include:
A Chaotic Evil character is perfectly willing to work for or with another individual or group, even of a totally different alignment, if it gives them an excuse or licence to behave the way they want to — the distinguishment between this and Neutral Evil lies in the nature of the behaviour and how far and how frequently they push the limits the job description permits (if such limits exist). Characters such as the Magnificent Bastard, The Dragon or Big Bad, The Chessmaster or Psycho for Hire etc. will all vary between Lawful Evil, Neutral Evil, and Chaotic Evil — if a character has Undying Loyalty to a villain or is willing to obey orders but is otherwise drowning in Chaotic Evil motives and / or behaviour, odds are they are still Chaotic Evil.
Chaotic Evil characters can actually rule over people (since they only care about their own freedom), but it typically takes the form of "Do whatever the heck I say NOW!". The Omnicidal Maniac can be of any alignment, and chaotic evil characters are, on average, only likely to fall into that behaviour when they are bored or if they are a Straw Nihilist — plenty of others believe in Anarchy Is Chaos or even just mundane evil behaviour that does not operate on that scale.
Not to be confused with Chaos Is Evil.
When dealing with the examples of specific characters, remember that assigning an alignment to a character who doesn't come with one is pretty subjective. If you've got a problem with a character being listed here, it probably belongs on the discussion page. There will be no Real Life examples under any circumstances; it just invites an Edit War. Plus, real people are far too complex and multi-dimensional to really be classified by such a straightforward alignment system.On works pages: Character Alignment is only to be used in works where it is canonical, and only for characters who have alignments in-story. There is to be no arguing over canonical alignments, and no Real Life examples, ever.
What you become when under the influence of Hinimizawa Syndrome in When They Cry. Especially Shion.
Akakabuto from Ginga Nagareboshi Gin is an example of a monster with limited intelligence, who enjoys the act of killing just for the sake of killing. He will kill anyone and anything that crosses his path, for the sole reason of crossing his path; if you didn't want to be brutally slaughtered, you should have stayed away from his territory.
In "Magical Project S" we have Pixy Misa; she is always given specific orders to defeat Sammy, yet she always ends doing whatever she wants instead (while still being evil and dangerous to Sammy and her friends). For instance, she usually ends up doing things for her own enjoyment like eating a cake while torturing Sammy For the Evulz or trapping kids in a manga. This is no surprise as Pixy Misa actually is Misao ID, as opposed to her alter ego that is Lawful GoodMisao Amano; the difference is very apparent
Digimon Adventure has Puppetmon, an Ax-Crazy, impulsive and immature Living Toy; easily the character most blatantly of this alignment in the Digimon anime. The three other Dark Masters (MetalSeadramon, Machinedramon and Piedmon) also qualify. Their true leader and creator, Apocalymon fits as well, along with Myotismon's reincarnations VenomMyotismon and MaloMyotismon.
Orochimaru is Naruto's best example of Chaotic Evil. His primary goal is to become "the perfect being", and he gleefully defies social conventions (like, say, not killing babies) in pursuit of it, even clearly enjoying how horrified everyone else is when he is caught doing it. He really nails his mast to this trope, however, in his early appearances when he tries to destroy Konoha and start a war....because he thought peace was boring.
Gaara was Chaotic Evil prior to his Heel-Face Turn, killing everyone who provoked him in the slightest way and seeing his existence as revolving around the act of killing other people. Now he is either Neutral Good or Lawful Good.
Deidara also falls squarely into this alignment, given that before he was recruited, he was selling his bombs to terrorist groups For the Evulz, and as a member of Akatuski tends towards extremely impulsive behavior and gives his reason for fighting as "just because". Even his decision to kill himself rather than lose to Sasuke is presented in a chaotic light, given that rather than the more lawful simple suicide he turns himself into a nuke to try and take Sasuke with him, laughing maniacally at the idea of becoming one of the explosions he loves so much.
Some characters from the Gundam franchise are considered this:
Yazan Gable of Zeta Gundam, the supposed progenitor of most of the franchise's Ax-Crazy characters.
∀ Gundam'sBig Bad Gym Ghingnham is a psychoticBlood Knight who wants to plauge the world into eternal war in order to cull humanity and leave only those strong enough to survive, whom he considers "true" humans.
Lord Djibril of Gundam SEED Destiny is interesting in that he's originally a Neutral EvilFantastic Racist, not too terribly dissimilar from his predecessor, Azrael. As the series progresses however, setbacks and his own stupidity push him further and further towards Chaotic Evil, as he lashes out with every weapon he's got, regardless of the impact it will have on the overall strategy of the war. Convinced that his own survival is everything, he throws away his side's chance of winning the war, taking thousands of people with him in the process.
Ali Al-Saachez from Gundam 00 is a highly skilled mercenary and terrorist who admits that he lives solely for war and conflict, and while he occasionally finds ways to using intelligence, he feels much more at home on the battlefield, where he gets to kill without restraint.
Then there's Gundam AGE's Enfante Terrible (and Ali's in-universe expy) Desil Galette - a concrete Type 2. He considers every war as a big game and the soldiers as mere playthings. This was made evident during the series' second arc when he used his MS's special ability to control some of his allies' MS to stop the protagonist pursuing him. And let's not even delve into how he used the protagonist's love interest during the first arc...
While many of the villains of Dragon Ball may qualify, special mention goes to Piccolo Daimao and the final form of Majin Buu, called Kid Buu. Piccolo desires to take over the world, but states his sole law would be to abolish laws to throw the world into mindless destruction. Kid Buu, on the other hand, gleefully destroys everything in his path, to the point where he's more of a force of nature than a character. The first thing he does after regressing to Kid form is blow up Earth because it happens to be there.
Same could be said with Broly, who wants nothing more than to destroy everything out of sadism and insanity.
Many feel that Jail Scaglietti's actions in Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha show a man who seeks to cause chaos and destruction, who just wants to watch the world burn, which places him as a more Chaotic Evil character.
Toredia Graze of Striker S Sound Stage X plans on using the Mariage to attack several capital cities to teach people pain like the kind he felt while fighting on Orussia (similar to Pain from Naruto, but unlike him, he doesn't have any plan for a new political order). After his death, Runessa carries on this plan and takes on this alignment.
A large portion of Eclipse infectees from the Force manga fall into this category as well. The virus turns them into absolute jerkasses, they kill masses wantonly, and most seem to make no effort to even contain themselves with the exception of Touma. Special mention goes to the Grendel for establishing that they have very short-sighted goals and the Huckebein for an unknown motive aside from causing more destruction.
Gauron. He does whatever he damn well pleases... and whatever he damn well pleases is always evil. Sure, he has many goals - but most of them are completely insane. He wants to kill (and rape the dead body of) the beautiful Assassin Saint he met once upon a time... but he also wants to die a sensational death together with aforementioned Assassin Saint. So yes, his goals completely conflict and make no sense. But one thing you have to give to the guy: he's definitely very "free-spirited."
Gates, the villain of Full Metal Panic!: The Second Raid is so thoroughly random in how he goes about causing civil wars and kidnapping diplomats that he becomes utterly hilarious.
Hansel and Gretel of Black Lagoon, whose personal philosophy is a distillation of "kill or be killed" and "us or them", with 'them' being everyone else on the planet. Their murder-and-mayhem-filled visit to Roanapur, a city populated by Lawful Evil, Neutral Evil and the (very) occasional Chaotic Neutral, is an excellent example of why it isn't only Good aligned characters that will work to stop Chaotic Evil, as almost everyone scrambles to prevent them from causing any more damage.
Nnoitra Gilga from Bleach, who has little regard for anything but his violent impulses, and frequently disobeys orders. Most Hollows act this way, and Shrieker, being a serial killer, was also like this when he was alive. Szyael Aporro Granz also leans toward this in his acting independently For Science!.
Yammy is the poster boy of this.
Kenpachi Zaraki was this originally. He didn't care about anyone. He just wanted to fight and kill. Later he becomes more of a Chaotic Neutral character.
Million Knives and Legato Bluesummers from Trigun.
Tetsuo from AKIRA is a psychopath who chafes at being the motorcycle gang's underdog and relishes violence. He goes on a city-destroying rampage as soon as he gets superpowers, mostly because he can.
Ark of Muhyo And Roji has no ideology besides unlocking the secrets of forbidden magical law and gaining eternal life. Most of its members run the gamut from evil but still sane, like Enchu, who wants Muhyo to suffer, and the enigmatic and dangerous Teeki, to almost Ax-Crazy like Tomas and Mick. The ghosts tend to vary in alignment, depending on who they were in life, but most of the ones that went insane are of this alignment.
Hakumadon itself would qualify, but it's just a berserk weapon.
Phantom Daughter from Zettai Karen Children can't even follow her own decision to be Chaotic Evil, but knows she wants to be free of her "father" Black Phantom and play with Kaoru forever. It appears that she's an alternate personality who's kept in check by a Lawful Evil side, both of whom reside in a relatively normal school girl they refer to as the "Doll", which is par for course for Manipulative Bastard Black Phantom.
Izaya Orihara of Durarara!! is a manipulative, arrogant, and all around crazy bastard whose general motivation in the series is to cause Ragnarok so that he'll have a place to go when he dies. That said, the way he executes his plans (despite his aforementioned craziness, almost everything that happens in the series happens of his own accord) soundly puts him in the calculating, intelligent category of Chaotic Evil.
Most of the pirate crews in One Piece follow this alignment with a twist of Neutral Evil; their captains tend to control them through fear, and there's little they won't do to get money. Although not a pirate, Eneru is also of this alignment, as he kills on a whim, and ultimately plans on leaving anyone — even his own followers — behind to be destroyed along with the island if they don't prove worthy to go to the Endless Vearth with him.
Bryan Hawk from Hajime No Ippo shows how a boxer can be Chaotic Evil. No really.
Ryuuhei Sawamura too. A complete bastard who has no problems with cheating, doesn't obey anyone and anything, he boxes solely to torture his opponents and probably isn't above killing people, either. He's even called 'evil' multiple times. Which is odd, considering that never occured with Bryan Hawk, who somehow manages to be even worse than Sawamura.
But unlike Bryan Hawk, Sawamura does have a sort-of Heel-Face Turn and settles on Chaotic Neutral. Too bad it's because of a huge accident he was involved in.
Takasugi Shinsuke from Gintama belongs here. While he leads the terrorist group Kihetai, all he wants is the complete destruction of Japan. In the chapter that introduces him, Takasugi even tells his former compatriot Katsura that he will destroy everything until there is nothing else to destroy.
Ladd Russo and probably his whole gang in Baccano!. He's a barely restrained psychopath and his only standard is that he loves killing people who don't expect to die, but will spare people who are ok with the thought of being killed by him. During the series, he and his gang plan to kill everyone on a train just for the fun of it, and none of them show any real effort at planning other than that.
Villain Protagonist, Yandere and Ax-Crazy Yuno (Specifically her 1st world incarnation) of Mirai Nikki also fits into this alignment. She would be Neutral Evil if not for the sheer rate that she killed people- she can barely go a some few chapters without causing violence that would invariably leave at least some dead, regardless if they were trying to harm Yukiteru, and she generally kills, dismembers, schemes, plots, manipulates and does a lot of shit to people whims with little to no regard about them or her being caught (not that the average cop would survive trying to catch her anyway).
The prologue of Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann has been retconned to depict a Bad End where Simon became addicted to his own power, becoming Chaotic Evil, and sought to maximize it all costs, causing a massive war that triggered the Spiral Nemesis, destroying the universe. In the canon timeline he is Chaotic Good.
Attila from Dreamland is just that: he has no ulterior motives or ideology, all he wants is to instil terror in the heart of people and, on occasions, contemplate "the poetry of ashes" (i.e. burn entire cities for his own pleasure). And that guy is a Juggernaut who could very well destroy a good part of Dreamland on a whim if he felt like it. But if he did he would have nothing left to destroy and that wouldn't be fun.
Kano, the ultimate Big Bad of "Texhnolyze". He's intelligent, eloquent and charismatic. But he's also a deranged solipsist, who views the entire world to be inside his mind.
Katekyo Hitman Reborn! gives us Hibari Kyoya, whom fits very neatly into the Type 1 category, while he's not a sociopath, he's both ruthless and bloodthirsty; and has absolutely no qualms about killing whatsoever - In the Future Arc he even initially claimed that he would kill Tsuna if he failed to entertain him.
Evil Ernie, created by writer Brian Pulido and artist Steven Hughes.
The Joker. Depends on the writer, but The Joker is almost quintessentially Chaotic Evil, insane and indiscriminately destructive. He puts the emphasis on Chaotic - he may not be as likely to jump off a bridge as cross it, but he's almost as likely to blow it up. The only indication we get that he has any restraint at all is in the storyline where he has terminal cancer, and we find out what he's like when he has even less to lose.
Sometimes the Joker is too chaotic to be evil. One story has him driving a truck through the wall of a television stage to hijack a quiz show; as soon as a woman gets a question wrong, he grabs her and pulls her towards his button flower, she screams for mercy— but instead of acid, he sprays her with ginger ale. He goes on like this for the rest of the strip, punishing incorrect answers with normal, run of the mill pranks, and generally acting like his Silver Age counterpart. All the while, the station manager refuses to cut the transmission, as a live Joker rampage would boost their ratings sky high; he gets increasingly frustrated waiting for the Joker to stop playing around and get to the carnage, but he doesn't. Eventually Batman arrives to stop him and Joker surrenders peacefully, not having harmed a single person for the entire strip, but before he leaves, he reveals he was filming the station's control room the entire time, and starts playing the footage; then he looks at the camera and says "Who's the real bad guy, America? Me, the psychotic killer, or the corporate fatcats who were going to let me do it?". The last panel is the producer holding his head in his hands while the Joker laughs insanely.
Psycho for HireBullseye also fits- he loves killing, pure and simple, both the challenge of a difficult kill and the sheer thrill of committing them. He gets paid a fortune as he is one of the worlds premier Professional Killer but he barely spends any of it, and his oft repeated comment is that he has more money than even resident evil billionaire Norman Osborn. He would be Neutral Evil if not for the sheer rate that he killed people- he can barely go a Story Arc without leaving a whole pile of corpses, regardless of whether he was paid to kill them or not-, and he generally kills on whims with little to no regard about the bodies being found or him being caught (not that the average cop would survive trying to catch him anyway).
Similarly, there's Sabretooth. Like Bullseye, he absolutely loves killing and thinks of himself as a hunter stalking a kill. Unlike Bullseye, however, he's incredibly self-centered and views everyone who isn't a potential victim as someone to use to further his own goals, and he's exceptionally good at manipulating people into doing exactly what he wants them to do without them even knowing it. Absolutely no one ever trusts him with anything, and that's because he has a very long list of people whom he has either murdered or completely screwed over once they've served their purpose. What separates him from your standard aimless moron is that he's very, very deliberate about it and knows exactly how to get away with what he does; like Bullseye, he WOULD be Neutral Evil if it wasn't for the incredible body count that he has to his name. He's a Type 4 through and through: he lives for nothing but violence, bloodshed, and (if it involves Wolverine) psychological torture, but he's terrifyingly cunning and crafty and will always find a way to rope large amounts of people into his latest scheme without their even knowing it.
Spider-Man's foe Carnage, a sadistic serial killer who sees violence, bloodshed, and mayhem as the ultimate freedom.
The Green Goblin could serve as an interesting example. Norman Osborn himself is Neutral Evil, working within and without the system as the situation demands in a ruthless quest for money and power, as well as petty vengeance on Spidey. But Osborn is also mentally unstable and genuinely insane, and sometimes (and originally) his Goblin identity was a case of Split Personality. His Goblin side also originally wanted the same things — maybe even for Osborn — but is clearly much more homicidal and reckless. In recent issues Osborn has given up his Goblin identity to be a straighter Villain with Good Publicity under the name of the Iron Patriot (and towards Lawful Evil), but he is unable to properly control his homicidal tendencies to the point where it seriously threatens his plans, which is being exploited by his evil rivals.
The Red Skull, Captain America's arch-nemesis, is another example of intelligent Chaotic Evil. While he originally started as Lawful Evil, he eventually moved to Chaotic Evil. Not content to seize control of a country from within, he and his close friends in HYDRA actively seek to cause mayhem and destruction, undermining the governments of the world in both subtle and openly vicious ways. He's so nasty, in fact, that even most of the other Big Bads of the Marvel Universe dislike him.
Apocalypse, one of the X-Men's more dangerous foes, is this, although he does not seem to be bound by anything approaching the morality of mortals. His envisioned victory involves endless direct Social Darwinist competition between the strongest creatures on Earth, with himself as the projected ultimate victor. It's telling that in many future dystopias, his only servants are beings who have been forcibly transmuted into his slaves or robots.
More fittingly from the X-Men universe, Spiral. She's practically the Joker of the Marvel Universe in that she's unpredictable, and the impression is clearly given that without Mojo there to hold her leash, we'd all be in serious trouble.
Thanos the Mad Titan is also high-functioning Chaotic Evil- methodical, calculating, but ultimately usually driven by whatever he feels like doing at a given time, or a nigh-omnicidal romantic obsession with Death, and usually a Straw Nihilist who doesn't believe any moral or ethical authority, answers to nobody but himself, and is The Unfettered in everything he pursues.
Prometheus, Grant Morrison's penultimate 'Anti-Batman', definitely fits into this trope. He's got Batman's eye for discerning weakness but none of his restraint - in his first appearance, he very nearly murdered the entire JLA. In a later comic storyline, he caused the deaths of thousands upon thousands of people just to prove he could best the heroes of the world (because said heroes had gotten rather serious after Final Crisis and Batman's apparent death). He did all this while strapped to a chair in League headquarters, calmly mocking the League as their every attempt to out-think him failed, until they finally were forced to release him to get the codes to shut down his machines (a destroyed city, maimed hero, lost loved one and a hundred thousand dead at least later). Anti-Batman indeed. Unfortunately for Prometheus, this made things beyondpersonal for Green Arrow, who proceeds to Pay Evil unto Evil.
Willy Pete from Empowered is a sociopathic fire-elemental with a more-or-less human mind that lives to indulge human appetites such as food and sex in the least socially acceptable manner possible.
Mr. Dark and Max, The Pied Piper, from Fables. Mr. Dark is the embodiment of fear of the unknown, and enjoys spreading death and misery to this end. Max is a psychopath who thinks the world owes him whatever he wants, and flies into murderous rages when his demands aren't instantly met. He also has a penchant for luring entire cities of children to their deaths.
The Yellow Bastard said it himself: "I get to do whatever I want!" That was his main motivation. It definitely doesn't help things that he's protected from any punishment he might otherwise receive for his horrible acts by his corrupt U.S. Senator father.
Voldemort of My Immortal was most likely supposed to be this. In the actual story, he doesn't really do anything besides hijack MCR concerts and yell at Ebony for not killing Vampire/Harry, making him more of a Chaotic Neutral person.
The dezban high chieftain Takavor Derishama in the Mass Effect fanfic The Council Era is wild, law-disregarding, and Type 3 Chaotic Evil. This is kind of a given within his race, though. The best example of his nature is when he ignores the attempts of a salarian soldier to get his attention, and when the salarian fires a round into his shoulder, he throws his spear through the salarian, and has his clan slaughter and eat the salarian's squad. This does not bode well for him.
Darth Maul, of Star Wars Episode 1, seems to exist as a vessel of pure fury, hate, and bloodlust... and occasional sadistic glee when he hurts or kills someone.
While we're on the Star Wars track, most Sith are this way. Their affinity for stabbing each other in the back over the smallest of slights, or indeed, just because they can, makes you wonder why anyone expects to live long enough to reach tyrant level when they join them.
That's the purpose of the Rule of Two: To limit the destruction and ensure the survival of the Sith as a philosophy.
The original and default position of The Sith is Neutral Evil- they believe that Force sensitives should use the Dark Side and have a right to lord over other peoples, and selfishly pursue power. Individual Sith will have their own alignments depending on their goals and values- Vader and Tyrannus both wanted to impose order on a corrupt and chaotic galaxy (Lawful Evil), and Palpatine mostly just wanted power (Neutral Evil). The best examples of Chaotic Evil would be Malak, who was Drunk on the Dark Side; Sion, who mostly just wants to kill Jedi; and Nihilus, who was an Omnicidal ManiacEldritch Abomination.
Apart from the Sith, what's about General Grievous? He might have been a Proud Warrior once, but now he is just a bloodthirsty Slaughterer, who wants to commit genocide against the Jedi and is ready to kill and betray everyone who is in his way. And he really takes A LOT of joy in doing so.
Pictured above: The Joker from The Dark Knight is the poster boy for this alignment.
The Joker was written in a way that demonstrates what lengths you have to go to to get a seriously Chaotic Evil character; the several different writers of the movie all had their own ideas of the Joker's motivation, character and backstory, but they decided not to discuss them with each other, and instead produced a script where different parts of the script are written with different character interpretations in mind, so that the Joker's actions seem genuinely disordered and unpredictable. He also exhibits an idealistic devotion to chaos, which he spends the movie "promoting" to the world.
The family of Leatherface certainly is, who bullies him around and manipulates him into killing people to satisfy their own sick and twisted goals. Leatherface himself is usually portrayed as somewhat sympathetic in contrast to his family, despite being the main killer of the movies.
Freddy Krueger is a Type II example, as he depends on the dream demons for his powers to work. There is somewhat of an attempt to give him a revenge motive in the earlier movies (killing the children of the parents who killed him), but eventually that flimsy excuse is done away with and he's revealed simply being a sick bastard who likes killing people.
Clarence Boddicker from RoboCop (1987) has committed every crime in the book, does not work well with his Lawful Evil superior Dick Jones of the OCP, and has fun with violence, making him textbook Chaotic Evil.
Top Dollar, the Big Bad from the film of The Crow, gives a speech about evil and chaos that is practically a psalm about this alignment.
Greed is for amateurs. Chaos, disorder, anarchy... now that's fun!
Lord John Whorfin from Buckaroo Banzai. "He's a vicious psychopath, Tommy. Just as soon kill ya as go fishin'..."
From Inception, Mal, Cobb's dead wife and the disturbing projection in his mind, might count as this, too.
Yuri from the MST 3 K featured movie, Werewolf. He is hot-tempered, willing to assault anyone over the slightest provocation, and has only the vaguely defined goal of injecting people to see if he can turn them into werewolves and that will somehow give him fame and fortune, but it's clear that he has no plan to make that happen, and so is fascinated to watch his victims transform into werewolves for its own sake.
Sadako/Samara from The Ring probably counts as well.
The Ax-Crazy teenager J.D. of Heathers is a surprisingly realistic example of Chaotic Evil.
Vincent from Collateral represents the element of chaos into Max's carefully ordered world. Though he seems quite affable and likeable, he is a cold-blooded and sociopathic hitman with more than a bit of Straw Nihilist in him.
Andre Baptiste Sr., an Ax-Crazy warlord and would-be Caligula who is Neutral Evil arms-dealing protagonist Yuri Orlov's number one customer in Lord of War. His son Andre Jr. is also pure, distilled Chaotic Evil - his favorite hobby is riding around in a convertible gunning down random people with a gold-plated AK-47.
Ax-CrazyPsycho for Hire Gaear Grimsrud from the Coen brothers' Fargo. Unlike his Neutral Evil partner in crime, who only kills people when they get in his way, he'll do it just because he feels like it.
Zé Pequeno (Lil' Zé), the vicious gangster who is the primary antagonist in City of God. He's absolutely ruthless in running his gang, takes whatever he wants and kills whoever gets in his way when he does so. At one point, he goes into a seedy hotel/whorehouse and, after robbing it, slaughters everyone therejust for the hell of it. When he does this, he's all of twelve years old.
Simon Phoenix from Demolition Man is a very pure example of Chaotic Evil; he just wants to see the world burn for fun.
Aguirre is a raving lunatic who endlessly dreams up betrayals, executions and incest. Doubles as Stupid Evil, since he is too far gone to even notice his followers dying around him.
Carl Denham, the greedy filmmaker in King Kong , is listed as Chaotic Evil in the official D&D supplement Complete Scoundrel''.
Raoul Silva of Skyfall fluctuates between being a giggling goofball and a dangerous murderer with little provocation. Sometimes he's both. His messed up psyche has some justification, given that he was betrayed by M and survived a suicide by cyanide tablet.
Agent Kruger from Elysium is a really unhinged Psycho for Hire who works for the Lawful Evil government that rules the titular station in the film. His personal bio◊ includes multiple mentions of Human Rights violations, rape, torture and more. If given any kind of weapon, he will gladly use it to blow or cut up some poor fool, as evidenced many times through out the story. And when he finds out about the codes that could allow any to control the station, he gladly jumps on the opportunity to do so to turn Elysium into his personal playground.
Joe from Nymphomaniac grows more and more depraved over the course of Part 2 and eventually becomes an extortionist specializing in physical and psychological torture.
Claggart in Billy Budd. He's described as being "naturally depraved" and he wants to destroy the hero so badly (without a reason) that he provokes the boy into killing him, just to be sure he'll be hanged.
Mr. Jonathan Teatime (pronounced Teh-ah-tim-ah) in the Discworld novel Hogfather. Other Guild Assassins take professional pride in inhuming the target with no collateral damage to bystanders, whenever possible; but to Teatime, killing is art for art's sake.
Randall Flagg from The Stand. Although Flagg's Las Vegas might be Lawful Evil (due to the day to day operations being run by Lloyd Henry), Flagg himself is a creature of whim, delights in causing trouble where none exists, and is ultimately self-destructive.
Fenrir Greyback in Harry Potter, whose sole objective in life is to turn as many children as possible into werewolves... Or kill them, whichever strikes his fancy.
The In-Universe alignment of Fate/Zero's Caster (Gilles de Rais, aka Bluebeard). Just look at how he does things in the Holy Grail War.
Morgoth from The Silmarillion: according to Word of God, his ultimate goal is simply to smash creation down into dust, into the primal darkness from which it came. By contrast, his lieutenant (and occasional Dragon) Sauron is Lawful Evil
Acheron Hades of the Thursday Next series is this. Like the Joker, he's the type who depending on his whim of the moment, can vary between laughable, cartoonish villainy and brutal evil. For instance, although his plot to destroy great works of literature is more of the former, he's also depicted slaughtering an mentire room of police officers for the fun of it.
Rupert of Hentzau of The Prisoner of Zenda arguably falls into this alignment, and is a very calm and calculating version of it. Rupert is the swashbuckling hero (a classic example of Chaotic Good) turned evil, and so he goes about things like treachery, casual cruelty, and attempted rape with with great charm and joie de vivre.
A Song of Ice and Fire: Vargo Hoat and The Brave Companions, better known as the Bloody Mummers; the most vile, depraved, sickening mercenary troop in all the known lands. Yes, probably worse than Gregor Clegane's band of evil thugs even.
Gregor Clegane is about as Chaotic Evil as they come. Whether it's killing children or massacring civilians during wartime or his decision to have an innkeeper's daughter gang raped by his men just because, you never know what Gregor's going to do, just that it will be as abhorrent as possible. His band of thugs is worse than the Mummers— while Vargo's band are all sorts of monsters and wierdos gathered from faraway lands, Gregor's bunch are just ordinary soldiers and thugs. They brutally defeat and torture Vargo's band in the later books.
Westeros will occasionally offer up a Caligula King to make the people as miserable as possible and give the characters an excuse to start a civil war. Mad King Aerys and Joffrey Baratheon are the two notable examples, both sadistic Ax-Crazy psychopaths who infuriated their nobles into rebellion by having prominent members of major Houses executed for no good reason.
Ramsay Bolton, son of Roose Bolton, is quite possibly the most evil character in the whole series, being the sort of man who flays people alive for fun, and enjoys the finer things in life, such as rape, murder, torture, and a whole mess of other atrocities, and becomes so repellently evil that his own father, he himself no stranger to atrocious behavior, expresses disgust at his methods (though this is more due to the negative publicity Ramsay brings to himself).
Although he isn't this alignment in the adaptations of the work, the original Fantômas was a poster-boy for the alignment. Fantômas had an inspiration from Gentleman Thief characters like Arsène Lupin, but his only interest was in spreading terror and his wacky schemes involved killing people in sadistic ways (i.e. spreading a plague).
Fats Wall from The Casual Vacancy is a textbook psychopath and one of the more realistic portrayals of this alignment. Obbo also goes here.
Lord Foul, the Big Bad of the Chronicles of Thomas Covenant. His ultimate goal is to break out of his Sealed Evil Can and be free, but that can just happens to be a planet. It is heavily implied that even if he had no chance of breaking out, he would still kill and/or torture everyone on the planet just for the Hell of it.
Many of the Big Bads from Redwall are such. For instance, Ferahgo the Assassin divides his time between warring against Salamandastron, berating his son Klitch for his failed schemes, scaring the living crap out of his troops, employing a Master Poisoner to starve everybeast on the mountain, and leaving freshly orphaned (by him) infants to die from exposure. All with a charming smile.
Heroes has quite a few: Sylar (when he isn't trying to make a Heel-Face Turn) is a mix of Type 3 and Type 4 ("evolutionary imperative", anyone?), Elle Bishop is a Type 1, and Sylar's dad was a Type 3 in his day (and tries to become one again when he learns that Sylar has a power that grants him Immortality).
The Reavers from Firefly. If given half a chance, they'll rape you to death, eat your flesh, and sew your skin into their clothing. And if you're very. very lucky, they'll do it in that order. What's especially ironic about them is that they were created by a group of Lawful Stupid scientists in a botched attempt to find a drug that would render mankind completely good, peaceful and law-abiding.
The coldly stoic Marlo Stanfield of The Wire demonstrates how Chaotic Evil doesn't necessarily mean stark-raving mad evil. He is simply Chaotic because there isn't a single thing about human life that matters to him, and is driven less by a desire for profit and more by his desire to prove his name. There isn't a single thing he won't do, no line he won't cross, to achieve what he wants.
The Shadows from Babylon 5 are perceived like this in the beginning - an ancient sinister race that emerges from the deepest bowels of cosmos to annihilate everything in its path with world-shattering firepower and insidious treachery. Truth turns out a wee bit more complicated. Essentially, they ARE everything mentioned above, except that their ultimate goal is to kick-drive their enemies (whom they rather see as students) up the evolutionary and technological ladder. Thus they are perfectly happy when they eventually loose the battle and are driven away to return in a thousand years for another "lesson".
Anubis of Stargate SG-1. The Goa'uld themselves are already as evil, if not worse than Hitler. Now imagine that Anubis was banished by the Goa'uld because he was too evil even for them. Ultimately, his goal was to erase all life in the galaxy.
iCarly: Nevel. He hasn't killed anyone.. but well, it's a kid show. He has some super creepy scenes involving a wall of monitors featuring slow motion close-ups of Carly.
An argument could be made that his creations, the Daleks are Lawful Evil members of a Chaotic Evil race. Consider that an individual Dalek obeys authority unquestioningly, submits to strict rules of behaviour and never ever thinks for itself, while the Dalek Emperor and its underlings, the Dalek Supremes, enforce those rules and orders and expect to never be questioned. But, the entire race when viewed as a whole has only one desire: destroy everything that is not Dalek. This is the textbook definition of an Always Chaotic Evil race.
The resurrected Master. He's basically undead, eating people, and alternatively wants to blast the Doctor with energy bolts and then ignoring him. His behavior is erratic, and he works with people and then betrays them.
To be fair, Rassilon can be blamed for a lot, if not all, of that. He implanted in the Master's head the drumbeat that caused him to go insane as part of his Batman Gambit to end the Time War, making him (arguably) indirectly responsible for all the Master's villainous actions throughout the history of the show. The Master's Heroic Sacrifice towards the end of The End of Time suggests that Chaotic Evil is not really his true nature, but simply a consequence of what was done to him. Rassilon himself is arguably a much better candidate for Chaotic Evil.
Glory is the Goddess of Chaotic Evil. She's a vapid and shallow bully who just happens to be able to break buildings down with her fists and drink people's sanity through their skulls, and mostly just wants to have fun like just an immortal, insane hellgod can.
Also, War, Famine and Pestilence, three of the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse. Death, on the other hand, was more True Neutral than Chaotic Evil. He had a job to do, and the whole 'End of Days' thing was getting in the way.
Joey Heric on The Practice. In his first few appearances, he repeatedly commits brutal murders just to see if he can get away with it. When it becomes obvious that he can, he starts framing innocent people for his murders to see if he can get away with that, too.
Jim Moriarty of the series Sherlock is a giggling, mood-swingingPsychopathic Manchild who also happens to be one of the most intelligent and manipulative criminal masterminds in the world, for no other reason beyond his constant need to fend off boredom. So dedicated is he to tormenting Sherlock Holmes that at the end of series two, he gleefully shoots himself in the head, just to prevent Sherlock from beating him at his own game.
Merle from The Walking Dead fits this quite well, with emphasis on Chaotic. The guy roams around as a free agent, doesn't care about anyone except him and his brother, and doesn't hesitate in pulling the worst shit for a second.
Littlefinger from Game of Thrones, while closer to Neutral Evil in the books, fits this alignment in the tv series. He outright admits being the chaos to Varys' order. Other examples include Gregor Clegane, Ramsay Bolton/the Boy, Joffrey Baratheon and the White Walkers.
Eddie the Head seems to get a kick out of random violence judging from the album covers.
Most of the characters from [[GWAR]] are chaotic evil (with the remainder tending to be [[Lawful Evil]] characters such as Cardinal Syn who oppose the main characters). The band's lyrics talk also extensively about unprovoked murder, semi-provoked murder, revenge, pointless destruction of property, extreme sadism and sexual deviancy, genocide, destructive drug-fueled benders, and more unprovoked murder.
Kane is not motivated by any of the standard pro wrestling goals — he doesn't care at all about being a champion, being famous, making lots of money, the thrill of competition, Doing It for the Art, or anything along those lines. No, he's a wrestler for one reason and one reason only — to inflict pain. Lots of it, to whomever he can get his hands on. And he smiles and cackles maniacally the entire time he's doing it. Other than that, he's a singularly unmotivated individual. He'll also run in on random matches and beatdown other wrestlers regardless of their alignment. Because of this he's perpetually a tweener or switching alignments.
Randy Orton in early 2009 was a Type 4. Orton did whatever he wanted when he wanted whether he was braining his own boss or kissing the unconscious wife of his nemesis, Triple H and blamed it all on a mental condition so he couldn't be fired. His ultimate goal was to be WWE Champion and destroy the McMahon family at the same time. And he got a lot of cheers for it.
Fortune in TNA led by Ric Flair was Chaotic Evil during their feud with Dixie Carter and her supporters, operating on a Type I structure until their alliance with Immortal brought them into Lawful Evil.
In Ring of Honor, Generation Next was Type 1 until Austin Aries kicked Alex Shelley out of the group.
Kevin Steen after turning on El Generico is a Type 4. The man who convinced Steen to turn, Steve Corino, would be a Type 5.
For much of 2011, we had R-Truth. He played into a Type 3: muttering to himself, acting wildly vicious in nature, as well as trolling various members of the audience; and by extension, roster. As of early 2012, he's much the same, only now he's Chaotic Good.
Religion & Mythology
Satan is portrayed this way when he's not Chaotic Good. Sometimes alternately represented as Lawful Evil Lucifer, who always keeps his word once given, never goes back on a bet, etc., in Irish, Scottish and American (especially Southern) folktales, sometimes outwitted by a Trickster.
In the Hebrew Kabbalah, there are demons known as the Golachab or "Burning Bodies" who set themselves on fire so as to cause more burning and destruction in their wake wherever they go. That's Chaotic Evil (and Stupid Evil) all over.
In Egyptian mythology, despite the Hollywood interpretations of Anubis, one of several gods of death, he was not this, and was in fact Lawful Good, since his duties consisted of protecting the bodies of the dead. However, the god Set, the god of darkness, sandstorms, and chaos, most certainly qualifies here... except when he doesn't. Yeah, there's that business he pulled with Osiris and Horus, but he also regularly saved Ra from Apep. Apep himself is the only figure in Egyptian mythology that is truly Chaotic Evil, seeking nothing but the destruction of the god Ra, the embodiment of justice, righteousness and the physical representation of the sun. In short, an Omnicidal Maniac.
The terrifying Navajo Skinwalker absolutely revels in inhuman depravity for its own sake.
The Demons have defined Chaotic Evil since the game's beginnings. Their plane of origin, the Abyss, embodies Chaotic Evil as a concept, and it possesses infinite layers, each more horribly evil than the last — think of it as Hell, only messier.
Among dragonkind, red, white and black dragons are Chaotic Evil, along with deep dragons, shadow dragons and yellow dragons.
Even when they aren't Always Chaotic Evil, orcs in D&D are usually portrayed with a Chaotic Evil culture that rewards backstabbing, vicious shows of strength, and no compassion whatsoever to the weak or other races. This is also true for ogres, trolls, bugbears, several (but not all) giant subraces, and various other humanoids. Prior to 3rd Edition, orcs were actually listed as Lawful Evil and portrayed with a rigid social structure; this was later dropped to make them more barbaric, and the Lawful Evil alignment became a more distinctive trait of the hobgoblins.
The drow are a race of subterranean elves that, due to the insane level of devotion they have their goddess Lolth, have developed a culture that revolves around subterfuge and treachery. Drow are always looking for ways to increase their own power, while watching their own backs for others looking to depose them. It has been mentioned in the source books that the drow should have gone extinct long ago, due to the constant power struggles, but it is purely through Lolth's will that they remain alive. They were changed to "usually Neutral Evil" in the 3rd edition, however, with Lolth remaining Chaotic Evil.
In Pathfinder RPG, each of the Chaotic Evil humanoids is given their own different take on the alignment. Orcs are just stupid and barbaric, living lives of savagery because they can't imagine doing anything else. Ogres are a race of Psychopathic Manchildren who engage in all kinds of depravity to sate their lust and gluttony. Bugbears are perhaps the worst of all, committing mass murder not for the sake of killing, but instead to instill fear in the survivors—they are, in effect, a race of terrorists.
Tharizdun is an Omnicidal ManiacEldritch Abomination who was Neutral Evil until 4th edition, for some reason (see his entry in Neutral Evil for the explanation). In 4e, he created the Abyss, and as a result of his madness, his angels have turned into giant cyclopean monsters which roam through the Astral Sea eating things. If he ever breaks his chains, most of the universe is screwed.
The following might be the best explanation for why Tharizdun wasn't Chaotic Evil in earlier Editions: "CHAOTIC EVIL: The Chaotic Evil creature holds that individual freedom and choice is important, and that other individuals and their freedoms are unimportant if they cannot be held by the individuals through their own strength and merit. Thus, law and order rends to promote not individuals but groups, and groups suppress individual volition and success." - 1st. Editon DMG Chaos as individualism and Evil as brutality and cruelty.
Dagon, a sea demon that acts as The Dragon to Demogorgon helps Demogorgon for unknown reasons of his own, is the calm, intelligent, and patient Chaotic Evil. Also, he is intentionally modeled after Lovecraft's Dagon. Only worse. Yes, that Lovecraft.
The Archons of 4e aren't too far behind him. They are disciplined, regimented, highly organized and otherwise you'd think they were personifications of Lawful Neutral or Lawful Evil. However, they are living weapons whose sole reason to exist is to kill everything else that exists. They're not really sentient, as such, just pure, highly developed, militaristic instinct — they don't squabble over power because each instinctively knows how strong it is and how it relates to other Archons in that regard. They do act as mercenaries, but that's merely a way to acquire treasure (to lure would-be thieves to them so they can fight them) and an excuse to kill. They have no understanding of mercy, kindness, love, peace or anything that doesn't revolve around killing... and they have no capacity to learn to understand such concepts. To live is to kill. To kill is to live. There is nothing else to Archons. They are elemental Terminators.
4th edition also changed Slaadi from Chaotic Neutral to this, on the justification that they are so Chaotic Stupid they are Omnicidal Maniacs — they want to tear apart the very rules that hold reality together, they revere Chaos that much.
The Orks of WH40K are perhaps a purer version of this trope. They live for slaughtering their enemies in a giant Waaaagh!
Chaos. The name says it all.
Tzeentch appears to be the most orderly (relatively speaking) of the Chaos Gods. Except that all of his plans are designed to be mutually contradictory and he makes sure that, ultimately, he can never achieve victory, due to the mutually inclusive goals that he would cease to exist if he ever won and his absolute addiction to scheming. He's probably more Chaotic Evil than any of them... with the possible exception of Khorne, who cares not from where the blood flows, only that it does, and whose followers wage ceaseless, pitiless war for its own sake throughout the cosmos. He has no churches or temples in his honour — the only place to honour and worship him is on the battlefield, and the battlefield must have no limits or end.
Chaos Space Marine Legions vary from Lawful Evil to Chaotic Evil. Several of the more disciplined ones are almost Visionary Villains wanting to carry out the legacy of Horus, uniting humanity under Chaos. Some of the others... not so much. You need only look at the eloquent and sophistication philosophy expounded by Kharn The Betrayer, mentioned just up there ^. Although he's a pretty fun guy regardless. And, not surprisingly, the World Eaters are the purest examples of this alignment amongst the Chaos Space Marine chapters, which is the legion Khârn is part of.
The Dark Eldar have partially moved away from this direction in fifth edition. They still have elements of this, but it is mostly restricted to the lower castes and criminals of their society. Indeed, in the retool the Kabals tend to fulfill the Lawful Evil side of the spectrum more, enforcing strict but cruel laws upon their people, as befitting of a race of absolute evil. As to this, there is a huge rivalry between the kabals and the lower castes of society, but they do tend to (begrudgingly) work together to commit raids, with many of the criminals and gangs working as cruel mercenaries for the Kabals alongside their actual soldiers.
The Skaven of Warhammer Fantasy. Giant anthropomorphic ratmen of Chaos whose only raison d'etre is wanton destruction.
In Magic: The Gathering, many pairings of Red, which is heavily associated with chaos, and Black, which is overwhelmingly associated with evil, gives us this trope. Every demon costs black, red, or both.
At least partial exception, Innistrad vampires (associated with both red and black mana) generally avert this alignment for the most part, with Stromkirk vampires embracing a Noble Demon artistic approach (both black and red traits) in contrast to some of the other bloodlines that are a lot more bloodcrazed. As to this, it stands to show that red and black combos does not nessecarily mean Chaotic Evil.
Still, it is an iconic villain combo in Magic: The Gathering; the very first canon villain, Mishra, was Black/Red.
The Cult of Rakdos (the Black/Red followers of the Black/Red demon Rakdos) are evil enough torture their slaves for fun and chaotic enough to torture themselves at the same time, also for fun.
Every willing member of the Rapine Storm in Cthulhu Tech. As has been said before, the Lovecraftian horrors in that force are nowhere near as bad as the actual humans, and they seem to have no goals besides killing, maiming, raping and burning their way across the world.
Subverted in that it is only trying to break free from imprisonment by the insane Weaver, and the horrors that serve it fitting more into the mold due to some of the stuff they do For the Evulz. In essence, the Wyrm is True Neutral; its purpose is to act as the balancing deity between the order of the Weaver and chaos of the Wyld by bringing a blessed ending to their creations.
The Sabbat is the pinnacle of Chaotic Evil in Vampire: The Masquerade, killing and breaking things for shits and giggles. The only thing that enforces a hierarchy and prevents members from tearing each other apart is the Vaulderie, a rite in which pack members drink each other's blood, which establishes a bond akin to the blood bond.
Exceptions exist within the sect, however, particularily amongst those in the sect who choose to follow the Path of Honorable Accord, who are Lawful Evil instead. Interestingly, in a sect that is particularily devoted to chaos and mayhem, this path aactually happens to be one of the most popular paths to follow.
The Ebon Dragon of Exalted (when he's not being Neutral Evil). Exalted uses a Virtue system to depict the internal integrity and morality of characters. Compassion denotes the character's ability to feel for others and empathy, Conviction for determination to ideals and visions, Temperance for self-control and discipline, and Valor for courage and bravery. The Ebon Dragon, a titan who created the world, has the lowest rating possible for a sentient being in all Virtues. He does not care for anything, possesses no ideals, refuses to control himself and can not stand up against danger. His only motivation is to cause suffering. This miserable thing has cosmic powers.
His similarly supra-divine sister, Adorjan, is also Chaotic Evil, but of a completely different variety-she's actually a bizarre mix of Type 5 and Ax-Crazy (she's bloody insane and acts like it, but she'll happily explain the reason she kills people is to free them of all attachments-which is why she kills what she loves and spares what she hates).
In Paranoia some of the secret societies (most notably PURGE and the Death Leopards) are based on wanton destruction either for its own sake and/or out of rage at the setting's overly restrictive dystopian society.
Don John, in Much Ado About Nothing plots to destroy the love of Hero and Claudio for no reason at all.
Stanley from A Streetcar Named Desire turns out to be clearly evil after he rapes Blanche and later has her sent off to a mental institution. His great emphasis on personal freedom and his random, brutal behavior lands him into Chaotic Evil territory.
HK-47 from Knights of the Old Republic cheerfully asks to kill every living thing he sees; he only has his master's metaphorical leash stopping him from becoming a literal non-stop killing machine.
Calo Nord, a legendary bounty hunter, kills people for talking to him when he's not in the mood.
Also, Darth Nihilus from the sequel is an Omnicidal Maniac who seeks to devour all life in the galaxy so that he can sate his hunger.
Eventually, everyone who plays GTA gets powerful and bored/pissed off enough that they become this. Ditto any other crime sandbox game. Protagonist-wise, Trevor Phillips of Grand Theft Auto V is the closest to this and is stated to be inspired by the mindset of said players.
Black Whirlwind from Jade Empire, an Ax-Crazy mercenary whose chaotic and impulsive actions (Sleeping with his employers wife, cutting in two a girl two rivals were fighting over) normally end in him having to kill everyone in self defense.
Resident Evil's Albert Wesker. By Resident Evil 5, he hates everyone in the world and seeks to genocide the human race. Plus half the things he did beforehand, from taking a preteen outbreak survivor prisoner to injecting Jill with viruses and forcing her to aid him just so she can suffer.
Anything, I mean anything, infected with the T-Virus. No matter how harmless or non-violent it was before, no matter the intelligence it has after (Some of them are quite smart), be it man, animal, vegetable, or mineral, you'd better believe it lives only to sow death and destruction once infected.
Tira, Cervantes, and Nightmare in Soul Calibur. Soul Edge has rendered them all insane killing machines with little regard for who's on the other side of the blade.
Kratos of God of War is an Ax-Crazy berserker whose primary motivation is the death of anyone who pisses him off, and many people who don't.
Kefka of Final Fantasy VI, an Ax-Crazy, OmnicidalMonster Clown and a Chaotic Evil hybrid of types 2 and 4. In the first part of the game he works for The Empire, but disobeys orders whenever he feels like it so he can, for example, gleefully slaughter a city and hear the people scream. In the second part he is a Physical God and rules over the world... Or rather, the scraps and ruins of it that are left.
A chaotic evil character alignment is possible in Infamous, just like in all sandbox games. Infamous is made distinct by the fact that the player has the option to choose their character alignment through their actions, and character alignment is actually a major element in the way that the game plays out. If you choose to be chaotic evil, then people will hate you, the city will descend deeper into crime and anarchy, and you will gain powers exclusive to evil characters.
Kerrigan from StarCraft once the Expansion PackBrood War rolls around. She plays The Chessmaster to get into power, and once there does whatever she feels like while massacring her remaining competition. She leaves Zeratul alive after forcing him to kill his Matriarch in order to free her, so that his "every waking moment will be torture." She also lampshades it by calling herself the "Queen Bitch of the universe."
Hell is depicted this way in the Diablo mythos, whose denizens enjoy slaughtering and corrupting mortals and who hold chaos as a cosmic ideal to which all reality should bend. However, besides the Three Prime Evils who rule Hell, most of the forces of Hell seem to in fact be stupid evil, and are perfectly willing to simply slaughter each other for all eternity.
The Umgah from Star Control II are a race of practical jokers who seem to have little to no loyalty to anyone or anything, even attacking the player after he saves their entire race, just for kicks and giggles. The fact that the Umgah's pranks are implied to cause the death of thousands, if not millions of sentient beings puts them squarely in the "evil" category.
As an example, they drop miles-wide meteors into the oceans of inhabited planets and consider it hilarious.
The Kohr-Ah probably also qualify, as opposed to their Lawful Evil counterparts the Kzer-Zah. The Kzer-Zah believe that the key to their race's survival is to enslave everybody else, thus bringing order and hierarchy to the galaxy. The Kohr-Ah on the other hand believe that if there are no living sentient races, then they can never again be made slaves and kill.Anyone and everything that isn't them must die.
Giygas from Earthbound, and his subordinate Pokey/Porky.
The Edel Bernal, the Big Bad and True Final Boss of Super Robot Wars Z is a perfect example of this alignment. He lives only for the pleasure of death and destruction and cause the dimensional collapse which resulted in the countless conflicts of the game for fun.
Bishop of Neverwinter Nights 2 is a canonically Type 3 Chaotic Evil human ranger. While not being a sociopath, he is a major jerk, and will happily slaughter his way through anyone to achieve his goals. He firmly believes in Social Darwinism, and that the concept of civilization and culture are a total sham and everyone, even (or perhaps especially) him, is just a rabid animal waiting to strike. He will also betray you during the siege on your fortress, claiming he is always on the winning side. It is possible to convince him later on not to attack you in the final battle of the game, though only if he liked/respected you enough..
From the same game, Qara is listed as Chaotic Neutral, but her attitude and actions (overtly smug and sadistic, wanting to kill everything she hates with fire, and getting offended if you suggest she use her fire powers for practical purposes rather than mass murder) cause her to seem more like this. Also, her reasons for betraying you are very petty (namely, you not letting her burn everything in sight), while Bishop at least does so because he doesn't think you can win, and there's no way to stop her from Face Heel Turning without being a suck-up the whole game, unless you treat Sand even worse.
The Postal Dude, and in fact, the Postal series embody this alignment. Basically the series is about doing whatever you feel like, which typically involves going postal against society.
Tales of Vesperia's Zagi may very well be the embodiment of this alignment. Not only is he Ax-Crazy to the nth degree, about 90% of his dialogue is either him giving an over the top Evil Laugh or a deranged non sequitur.
Majora, and anyone unlucky enough to wear its mask. Skullkid-sans-mask was just a lonely kid who wanted friends to play with, but didn't know how to get attention other than pranking people. Majora-Skullkid twisted this desire into playing gruesome, often lethal "games" with the population of Termina. When you actually fight Majora itself, it acts more like a Psychopathic Manchild than anything else. This thing makes Ganondorf look friendly by comparison.
Possibly Dark Star/Dark Bowser from Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story. There's a good reason it's Sealed Evil in a Can in the first place, that being that it's completely omnicidal without a cause (as in, wants to destroy the entire world and everything in it bar maybe itself). It also clones others via copying their DNA, which is... bad news when it gets eaten by Bowser.
"Soon this kingdom will vanish along with all who dwell within. And you, too, will sleep eternally in the dark power's embrace!"
Shiro Tagachi from Guild Wars. He's bent on destroying the entire continent of Cantha (hence the Jade Wind) and actively seeks revenge the entire time he's "dead".
Gary Smith from Bully. After the first chapter of the game, he schemes behind the scenes, then sets his master plan into action in the last chapter. He causes a riot, ties up the head, gets several kids expelled (sending several more through therapy), does enormous amounts of vandalism and destruction, lies to everyone, and calls your mother a whore. Why? Because he can!
Zevran Arainai of Dragon Age: Origins is a rare example of a Chaotic Evil party member that's actually quite pleasant to be around, thanks to his wit and charm. He seems to mostly be a Type 1, given that freedom from the Antivan Crows is his primary concern, but he also shows little or no remorse for the lives he's taken up until that point. His original nature seemed to be leaning towards Chaotic Good, but his enforced service to the Crows over a lifetime has generally winnowed away any morality he had, especially a few seriously tragic events. He can be brought back to CG with a Romance, or at LEAST Chaotic Neutral with enough approval, though he's still an assassin by trade.
Zevran shows up in one quest for the sequel, and is now firmly CN, as he's more or less started assassinating the other assassins rather then taking marks himself, mostly because they won't stop trying (and failing) to kill him. He appears to be insuring his freedom by more or less single-handedly dismantling the entire Antivan Crows organization bit by bit.
Morrigan is also Chaotic Evil, leaning more towards Chaotic. She attaches great importance to personal freedom and disapproves of oppression throughout Thedas, but disapproves of any charitable acts and approves of some of your worst atrocities. It is notoriously difficult to play a Lawful Good type and still keep her approval high.
Sarevok is one of the finest examples of a highly intelligent chaotic evil character in any media. And should definitely be looked at for guidance when attempting to write or role-play one.
Bodhi much less so. Her extreme blood lust makes her almost feral at times, and while she's clearly not stupid, she does tend to simply follow Irenicus's lead more so then go her own path. He even comments in a journal that he occasionally worries that her near feral behavior could eventually endanger their operation.
In the realm of henchmen, there is Xzar, the psychopathic Zhentish wizard with split personalities, as well as a damn Faux Affably EvilSociopathic Hero. His buddy Montaron, the sociopathic halfling, is Neutral Evil, though he has shades of CE too.
Gig from Soul Nomad & the World Eaters; brash, deceptive, impulsive, crude, attempts to solve all his long-term problems (mainly the one that there's people still alive on the same plane of existence as he) with simple short-term solutions (mainly killing everything in sight) and turned the protagonist's homeworld into a slowly dying dustbowl because he thinks wanton slaughter of mortals is fun. Oh yeah, and he's on your side, which turns the game into a rather interesting case of being the Kid with the Leash.
The one guy who's worse than that: You, in the Demon Path, who decides to just go kill everyone because he or she felt like it. Oh, and Gig in that storyline? Eventually, you absorb him instead of the other way around if you win the final battle. Fun stuff.
The characters who join you in The Demon Path can end up this way, notably Thorndyke.
The other World Eaters also fit into here save for Feinne, who is barely sentient. Thuris could also be considered Neutral Evil.
Mannoroth the Destructor◊ from Warcraft. He was nothing more than an engine of destruction who would be released on the enemies of the Burning Legion to slaughter all he could reach. Sure, he contributed to the ordered corruption of the orcs, but that was under the plans of Lawful Evil demons and warlocks.
Deathwing the Destroyer◊. Even though he does do a lot of villainous planning, in the end he's a freaking lunatic whose entire soul is broken. He seems to abandon his own dragonflight around the point of Warcraft II so he can continue without them.
Jeremy from Wild ARMs 4 arguably started out as Neutral Evil. However, when you face him for the last time, he's definitely descended into this alignment, mainly because becoming part-ARM made him completely Ax-Crazy.
Most Daedra of The Elder Scrolls. Sheogorath is the quintessential and charming example, extremely powerful and more likely to send flaming pets raining down on a village as provide useful advice. The only rule he follows is that he won't make things more sane ...except when his curse de-activates.
Sheogorath is more like a pendulum that swings between Chaotic Evil, Chaotic Neutral and Chaotic Good (He is the prince of madness after all). On one hand, he's a psychopath and Ax-Crazy, on the other hand he helped the Chimer (who later became the dark elves) move from Summerset Isle and form their pre-tribunal culture. He's also very keen on punishing those that deserve it, or teaching lessons to people. And he invented music.
Technically none of the Daedra qualify as their motives so far above your head you can't comprehend it. If they were any however, they would be Molag Bal, ''King of Rape''; Boethia, who has aspects of anarchy and Darwinism; Mehrunes Dagon, who wants nothing more than to tear down creatio;, Vaermina, who rules over dreams and who's purpose is to torture everyone she can with the most horrifying nightmares possible; and Mephala— while her aspect is purposely veiled from mortal interpretation, all she/he ever does is cause destruction and sow chaos. She's also might be the patron of both assassin's guilds and destroys peace for the sake of it. The ironic thing here is that Boethia and Mephala, alongside Azura, are considered the good Daedra!
Of course, of the three, only Azura is looked upon kindly outside of Morrowind.
Deathjester from Seiken Densetsu 3 qualifies. He brainwashes two best friends of the main characters into attacking them and helps the Dark Lich gain control of the Mana Sword just for giggles.
Omega from the Mega Man Zero series fits here, being a bloodthirsty machine of destruction.
Leon the Black Knight from Yggdra Union is a bloodthirsty, batshit insane warrior who thinks nothing of slaughtering anyone who crosses him. He's probably the most evil character along with the Lawful EvilMardym.
Morinth from Mass Effect 2. Has a genetic condition that kills the people she has sex with, and spends her time manipulating people into adoring her, then kills them with said condition when she's bored of them. Once, she used Samara's Knight Templar code to force Samara to kill a village of people she'd brainwashed into worshipping her as a goddess.
Renegade Shepard sometimes shows signs of this. Unless roleplayed otherwise the majority of his/her actions lean more towards Chaotic Neutral, but sometimes there are some renegade actions that have no real justification, such as urging a drug addled civilian to throw himself at a band of mercenaries for shits and giggles, and manipulating Annoleis and Gianna into killing each other when he could have gotten what he wanted from them in a much more straight forward way.
Mass Effect 3 allows you to go on a team killing rampage—Ashley/Kaiden, Legion, Mordin, and Wrex can all be put down by Shepard, depending on the choices made.
However, in Mass Effect 3, Renegade Shepard is far more Chaotic Neutral, even Chaotic Good in some places. A Renegade in Mass Effect 3 basically believes that sacrifice is necessary, while the Paragon wants to save everyone they can. Both have their flaws.
BlazBlue's Terumi Yuuki (a.k.a. Hazama) has, as his apparant overall plot, the desire to create the Kusanagi, the sword of the godslayer. To do this, he's performed almost every single atrocity that occurs in the game towards any of the other characters. And we mean everything. He fucked up Ragna's life by cutting off his arm and kidnapping his sister, fucked up Jin's life by giving him the sword that messed with his mind, fucked up Noel's life by turning her into the Kusanagi (not that anything had gone well for her before), fucked up Arakune's life by turning him into the monster he is, etc. He is nearly impossible to control or predict (partly due to his destructive impulses and partly due to his plans upon plans upon plans upon plans upon plans) and absolutely hates to receive orders. And, thus far, his actions have mainly been For the Evulz. When Chronophantasma is revealed, it only takes to the end of the promoting trailer until he reveals his other goal which is also encompassed in Kusanagi: To Create A Playground For Evil where all humans kill each other while he just watches in amusement because that's what he considered entertaining. Needless to say, he's one of the more dangerous Type 4 Chaotic Evil characters with a bloodcurdling portion of Type 2 Neutral Evil thrown in for good meassure.
Dracula, the titular Big Bad of Castlevania franchise!!! He turns to the psychotic mass murder of humans to avenge his beloved wife. Soma Cruz, normally Chaotic Good, could become this as well if he sees the same fate happening in front of his very eyes.
Marx from Kirby Super Star tricks Kirby into summoning NOVA under the pretense of wishing for the sun and moon to stop fighting. In reality, it's so that Marx can wish to control Pop Star, allowing him to "cause all the mischief [he] wants".
Vladimir Makarov from Call of Duty attacks a Russian airport to get Russia to attack the US (which Shepherd exploited) and is shown to have no loyalty to the Ultranationalists, despite being one himself.
J. D. Thorne from Tron 2.0 has the dubious distinction of being the only true Chaotic Evil character in the TRON universe. The movie villains are Lawful Evil, the other villains in the game are Neutral Evil. Once Thorne is in the system and merged with The Corruption, all he cares about is his status as a "Master User" and corrupting more and more Programs and systems with his disease. Ma3a also goes from Lawful Good to this alignment due to some bad code.
From Mortal Kombat we have Shao Kahn. In the war between the realms of Order and Chaos the forces of Chaos want to put Kahn back on the throne of Outworld, because under his rule the only law was "obey Shao Kahn" and he didn't really give a crap about what anyone else was doing. He promoted infighting and competition amongst his minions in a "divide and rule" policy to the point where the Centaur and Shokan races went to war with one another to curry his favour (and thus gain more power). While is goal is to merge all the realms with Outworld and rule over everything, its an ambition based solely on ego and a lust for conquest and power, and as long as he holds absolute power he doesn't really care about how his people live their day to day lives, though it tends to be pretty miserable, desperate and violent thanks to how sadistic and brutish he is.
Havik from the Realm of Chaos is either this or Chaotic Neutral, in the sense that he promotes Chaos as an ideal throughout the realms and actively opposes the Realm of Order and its plans. In Armageddon both he and Hotaru, the Order champion, were on the side of Evil, though thats mostly because there wasn't a Order Versus Chaos thing going on.
Quan Chi is absolutely this trope. In Alliance both he and Shao Kahn are mentioned as using the Mortal Komba tournament "to destroy all that is good", and in the earlier Mortal Kombat Gold he tells Baraka that his only goal is to obtain power...which apparently entails killing everyone everywhere so that he doesn't have to "hold coil" to them, ie. he thinks ultimate power, by definition, has to mean zero responsibility, and he'll Kill 'em All to ensure no one so much as tries to make him responsible for anything. And lets not get started on his Chronic Backstabbing Disorder.
The Crusaders faction of the Resistance of Praetoria in City of Heroes fit this neatly. While the resistance as a whole is trying to overthrow the oppressive government - which will have dangers and consequences - the Crusaders' methods are monstrous, including blowing up hospitals to teach the populace that Emperor Cole can't protect them. Some Crusaders are Well Intentioned Extremists, but others just like destruction.
Mr. Scratch: This poor slob's just collateral damage, really. I mean, I beat some information out of him earlier. But this part? (Pulls off the man's tie.) This is just for kicks. (Begins choking him.)
Assault Bomber from Bomberman Generation is easily Chaotic Evil. He is overly obsessed with death and destruction and will do anything to achieve this. He is malevolent and EXTREMELY psychotic to the point of having no self-control whatsoever. His title IS the Reaper of the Crush Bombers for a reason.
Dark Wraiths in Dark Souls, Covenant of Darkstalker Kaathe, the primordial serpent. The Dark Wraiths seek to preserve Humanity, and thus collect it in order to prevent the feeding of Bonfires. Unlike the Way of White, they wish to end the Age of Fire and to usher in the Age of Darkness.
Ridley in the Metroid franchise is a blood-thirsty petrodactyl-like villain who revels in wrecking destruction across the galaxy, responsible for the murder of Samus' parents during his raid on her home planet; the Space Pirates make him their general due to his extremely evil nature and immense power.
A perfect example of how brilliant a Type 4 or rather, Type 5 can be is Revolver Ocelot. Over the course of the series, it's revealed that he was the mastermind of the entire series form (in continuity) the original Solid onwards-all to fulfill the wishes of his mentor, Big Boss, and turn the world into Outer Heaven. He very nearly does, and even then he accomplished much of his goal as shown in Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance.
A simpler example is Liquid Snake who basically wanted to do the above but basically out of spite against his father and brothers then any ideal or reason beyond REVENGE. Of course, he was possibly manipulated to do the more complex parts of his plan by Ocelot to begin with.
The Xenon from the X-Universe series are a very hard Type 3. They are the descendants of the original Terraformers, a collection of highly advanced robots created by the Terrans to locate and colonize planets into habitability. In the 2140s, an idiotic programmer bungled a software patch and caused the Terraformers to go rogue and attempt to "terraform" all other life into extinction; only the brave and successful attempts of luring the now insane Terraformers to a gate and the subsequent destruction of it by a particular Terran task force (who would later become the Argons) saved the Terrans from extinction. The Xenon was born as a splinter group from the original Terraformers and view all organic life as prey fit for extinction.
Bangladesh Dupree from Girl Genius, a former pirate who works with Baron Wulfenbach because he gives her lots of opportunities to kill and torture people.
A ton of other Sparks, like most of Agatha Heterodyne's deceased ancestors, probably Agatha's mother...
Pierre Buzarde', Psychofor Hire villain of Ruby's World . Kills his own Mooks on a whim, talks about torture like an art form, and believes that taking someone alive means he can still render them brain-damaged from asphyxiation.
Belkar Bitterleaf. Word of Godhas his alignment written down pat. Once got in the middle of a barroom brawl between old friends (offscreen) — and stabbed fifteen people to death. He later gets visited in a dream by Shojo, who tells him that rather than trying to actively act outside of society's rules (which would make others kill him eventually), he should instead try to play by the rules and cheat whenever he can, making others believe he's playing by the rules. Belkar sums this up as faking Character Development.
According to the Order of the Stick wiki page, Sabine and Thog are also Chaotic Evil. Sabine qualifies on account of the kind of demon she is; Thog is a Psychopathic Manchild — he's innocent and not deliberately malicious, but thinks killing is fun and will kill without remorse.
Black Mage from 8-Bit Theater. His most powerful spell is powered by love - in the same way that an automobile engine is powered by gasoline. It burns away a small part of the total amount of love in the universe each time he uses it, which he says manifests as a small increase in divorce rates. He typically presents as a type 4 but can move along the scale to either type 1 or type 2 depending on what kind of day he's been having. You know things are bad when he Hadokens a supply ship for orphans out of existence.
King Steve, The Caligula of Corneria who is all too happy to start wars on a whim and has babies killed to make shoes. Holding an election for his throne with the option of him or a sword to the head, he kills off 52% of his own people.
Aram of Men In Hats. His hobbies consist of poisoning, immolating, bombing, insulting, and psychologically torturing his "friends." Also, television.
Aram: I'm bored. Jump around with this scorpion on your face.
Jack Noir in Homestuck kills people to pass the time, having started his killing spree over being forced to wear a silly hat. He isn't exactly picky, having abandoned all pretense of allegiance in favour of more teleporting murder. About the only people spared his ire are the Draconian Dignitary, who acts as his Mission Control, and the ascended Peregrine Mendicant.
In the case of PM, it's less "spared his ire" and more "unable to kill her, since she's his opposite alignment counterpart and exactly as powerful as he is." He also seems to be incapable of directly harming Jade, because he's partly her devoted guardian Becquerel (it's complicated). This doesn't mean he doesn't want her dead, it just means he has to send an agent (Courtyard Droll) to do it instead of handling it personally.
The demons of the Dimension of Pain in general are mainly motivated to inflict pain on mortals, and since they've ran out of mortals, they'll just do whatever. Some of them randomly eating each other's pets or their own children doesn't strike the others as especially noteworthy.
The group of pain-crazed mutants accidentally created by the Nofun Corporation and taking it over are similar, but even more so. They're so chaotic they have trouble getting anything done, and their leader Pang feels that he's Surrounded by Idiots, but he's also the worst offender in that respect. Hint: killing and torturing people randomly isn't a good way to get anything else done.
Tlodnal, the God of Death in Our Little Adventure. His portfolio includes agony and sadness, and his clerics preach this dogma by spreading as much pain and misery as they possibly can.
The dummy (and The Barbed Wheel) in Ruby Quest is probably this.
Tez On Toast of KateModern. His earlier personas are slightly more open to debate, but from mid-season 2 onwards, he is a drug-crazed homicidal lunatic who switches motives in the blink of an eye, and takes great pleasure out of killing and torturing.
Flippy's evil side from Happy Tree Friends. When he sees something that reminds him of war, he turns evil and kills everyone around him.
A few of the Enemies from A-GENTS. Kilk is a Type 1 Chaotic Evil Combat Sadomasochist up to his ears in Evil Feels Good. Grin, on the other hand, is definitely a type 4 Psycho for Hire with a real fondness for tentacle rape. And then there's Alice... most everyone is very, very happy that she's dead.
Found is implied to be this by Az. It's safe to assume that he's a muchbetterperson now, seeing as his oldself is spoken of so negatively.
The Lich is a supernatural undead force created from nuclear transmissions whose sole goal is the end of all life. It doesn't get more chaotic evil than that.
The character known only as the "Magic Man" uses his magic powers almost exclusively to harass people for his own amusement. He was exiled from his home planet for such crimes as turning all of the water on the planet into hair, fusing people's bodies together and making people's shadows come to life and attack them. He also uses his powers to set up Family Unfriendly Aesops; In his first appearance on the show, when Finn gives him some food thinking him to be a beggar, he turns Finn into a giant disembodied foot "...Until you learn to appreciate what a jerk I am."
Marceline's father, Hunson Abadeer is a demon who attacks people without provocation and also rules over a hell-like dimension called the Nightosphere which is "sustained by chaos" When Marceline is tricked into temporarily taking over his position we see that part of the duties of the ruler of the Nightosphere apparently involve arbitrarily bestowing either "Pleasure, pain, or weird punishment" on anybody who comes to him with an issue.
Rampage in Beast Wars is an Ax-Crazy murderer that killed a colony For the Evulz and won't willingly work with anyone, only siding with Megatron because the Decepticon captured half of his Spark and uses it to torture the insane monster into submission.
Galvatron from Transformers. He is essentially Megatron's evil spiced with the added flavor of damaged sanity chips caused by a crash-landing and a prolonged plasma bath after the events of Transformers: The Movie. He's prone to shooting his own troops just for the heck of it and is as much a detriment to his own plans as the Autobots due to his psychosis. It reached the point where an episode had his loyal second-in-command sending him to a sentient Therapy Planet by force in hopes of curing him. Not only did it fail, but when the planet interfaced with him in an attempt to lobotomize him, he drove it insane with his madness before killing it and razing its entire civilization back to the stone age.
Also, Scott from Total Drama Revenge of the Island.
In Futurama, the Villain Protagonist Bender is Chaotic and Evil. Even the Robot Devil agrees that there are no robots worse than him. He is the Chaotic form of Chaotic Evil, prefering personal freedom above all things, and is the team's Token Evil Teammate.
Fry: "You mean Bender is the evil Bender? I'm shocked. Shocked! Well, not that shocked."
He cares about Fry deeply. However this is in the way that somebody would care about a dear pet. He's been a jerk to Fry repeatedly.
Hexadecimal of ReBoot places more value on chaotic than evil. She once reversed her own Medusa Bug when it's end result was a boring motionless world. She shifts to Chaotic Neutral when Bob fixes her face.
Big Bad Demona from Gargoyles. None of her evil plans don't actually benefit her or improve her life in any way: they are entirely focused on the extermination of the people she hates.
The Witch's Ghost/Sarah Ravencroft from Scooby-Doo! and the Witch's Ghost, who wanted to destroy the world and one of the only ones as an actual supernatural ghost who had the ability to do so. Her Neutral Evil descendant Ben Ravencroft wanted to summon her so they could take over the world together, but she wanted to destroy it instead.
Nightmare Moon is Chaotic Evil Type 5; her goal is to bring about The Night That Never Ends, which would incidentally kill everyone in Equestria, regardless of identity or relevance to her personal goals. In addition, she wants to be respected and awed, and doesn't care if she has to rule by love or by fear to get that respect.
Discord is the spirit of chaos and disharmony — basically the Anthropomorphic Personification of Chaotic Evil. He uses his Reality Warper powers not only to turn the world into an insane place where the laws of physics are driven into exile, but together with his cunning also to torment others and psychologically break them For the Evulz. He thinks it's all very funny. He's Chaotic Neutral as of "Keep Calm and Flutter On", though.
"The Great and Powerful" Trixie is normally just a show-off and a bully, but when she dons an Artifact of Doom to match Twilight Sparkle's ability in magic, its corrupting influence temporarily causes her to become the nutty tyrant of Ponyville, assaulting others with magic if they don't follow her weird random demands.