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

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

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

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

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

[[folder:C]]
* TheCaligula: A ruler who is completely, murderously off their rocker.
* CannibalClan: The family that eats people together, stays together.
* CannibalTribe: A tribe of people-eaters.
* CardCarryingVillain: Evil and proud of it.
* CarnivalOfKillers: A wide assortment of assassins, usually attracted by an open contract on someone's hide.
* CartoonishSupervillainy: The (mostly) harmless antics of a stereotypical supervillain.
* CastAsAMask: A character's different identities are played by different actors.
* Character Alignment:
** LawfulEvil: Order without mercy.
** NeutralEvil: The law? Ha! I only obey the law when it's on MY side!
** ChaoticEvil: No order. No mercy.
** StupidEvil: Does evil regardless of its utility.
* TheChessmaster: Always has a plan, and uses people as pawns.
* ChildEater: Primarily preys upon children.
** EatsBabies: Literally.
* ChildHater: Hates children and wants to make them suffer.
* ChildhoodMemoryDemolitionTeam: A construction team that destroys a character's childhood memories when said character grows up.
* ChronicBackstabbingDisorder: Always betrays the people they work with.
* ChronicVillainy: Can't seem to escape being evil.
* ChurchPolice: An organization dedicated to enforcing a particular religion's laws in a role similar to civil law enforcement.
* ChurchgoingVillain: He'll go to church on Sunday and rob a bank on Monday.
* CircusOfFear: Overnight, the circus came to town. But something's wrong very wrong.
* ClassicVillain: A villain who acts as an evil foil to the hero's personality and is a main block to his journey towards his destiny.
* ClockKing: Plans everything down to the last second.
* LesCollaborateurs: A member of the conquered group who works with the conquerors willingly.
* TheCollector: CollectorOfTheStrange, people version.
* ColonelKilgore: You call it [[WarIsHell hell]], I call it [[BloodKnight home.]]
* CombatSadomasochist: This villain gets off on pain -- both yours and theirs.
* CommieNazis: Combines the worst traits of fascism and communism.
* TheComputerIsYourFriend: No, it isn't.
* TheConqueror: [[UsefulNotes/JuliusCaesar He came, he saw, he conquered.]]
** ConquerorFromTheFuture: TakeOverTheWorld meets TimeTravel.
** GalacticConqueror: Gotta conquer 'em all.
** MultiversalConqueror: They don't just rule one universe.
** YoungConqueror: Youthful idealism can be a beautiful thing ... most of the time.
* ConflictKiller: Someone who suddenly interrupts the conflict of others, [[EnemyMine causing the others to join forces against the former]].
* TheConspiracy: An evil organization that controls everything behind the scenes.
* ContagiousAI: An Artificial Intelligence that expands by downloading itself into other computers.
* ContrastingSequelAntagonist: A villain for a sequel is quite different than the villain for the original.
* CorporateSamurai: Hired killer as bodyguard and assassin for organization.
* CorruptBureaucrat: Lazy, incompetent, always passing the buck, and more than willing to accept a bribe to "speed things up".
* CorruptChurch: A good church gone bad.
* CorruptCorporateExecutive: An evil business exec out for power and greed.
* CorruptHick: [[FatSweatySouthernerInAWhiteSuit White suit]] mandatory.
* CorruptPolitician: A jaded politician who has no problems with bribes and helping friends win contracts and maybe worse.
* CorruptQuartermaster: A wartime version of HonestJohnsDealership.
* TheCorrupter: Wants to bring out the worst in everyone around them.
* CosmopolitanCouncil: A evil council.
* TheCracker: An evil hacker who breaks into systems with criminal intent.
* CrazySurvivalist: I've prepared for this nightmare. Screw you.
* CreateYourOwnVillain: Sometimes a villain's origin is the result of the hero's own actions.
* CreepyChild: A evil child.
* CreepyCrossdresser: Evil crossdresser who does NOT look good in drag.
* CreepyDoll: Dolls used as creepy characters or props.
* CreepyTwins: Twins who talk, walk, and act so much like each other it's creepy.
* CreepyUncle: This guy is interested in his nephew in all the wrong ways.
* CriminalConvention: FanConventions for villains.
* CrookedContractor: Handling no job too small or too dirty as long he can raid the place in the process.
* CruellaToAnimals: An animal-abusing villain.
* {{Cult}}
** ApocalypseCult: All hail the end of the world!
* CulturePolice: The enemy of free expression.
* CuteAndPsycho: A villain who looks and acts absolutely adorable.
[[/folder]]

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

[[folder:E]]
* EgomaniacHunter: Hunts the rarest, most exotic, most dangerous game, just to prove that they can.
* EldritchAbomination: A monster that is [[YouCannotGraspTheTrueForm surreal and incomprehensible in nature.]]
* EmbodimentOfVice: ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin.
* TheEmpire: An autocratic superpower that wants to TakeOverTheWorld.
* TheEmperor: When tyrannically ruling over one country isn't enough.
** EmperorScientist: He took over the world using his scientific genius.
* EnemyMime: The fact that they don't talk at all just makes them all the scarier.
* EnemyToAllLivingThings: A villain whose powers/aura hurt everything that breathes.
* EnemyWithin: The villain is actually within the hero...
* EnemyWithout: ...but not for long.
* EnfantTerrible: Sociopathic child.
* EnigmaticMinion: An antagonist whose villainy, and true agenda, are ambiguous and not fully known.
* EnlightenedAntagonist: When the bad guy is an enlightened being or entity.
* EnthrallingSiren: She sings, you crash to your doom.
* EunuchsAreEvil: A castrated antagonist.
* EvenEvilCanBeLoved: A villain who is humanized by the attachment a virtuous character feels for them
* EvenEvilHasLovedOnes: A villain who cares deeply about their family and friends.
** EvenBadMenLoveTheirMamas: Mothers are important to everybody, even villains.
** EvenMooksHaveLovedOnes: When a {{Mook}} has to choose between their loved ones and their loyalty to the Big Bad.
* EvenEvilHasStandards: There are things that this guy just WILL NOT do.
* EverybodyHatesHades: When the god of death or the dead is portrayed as evil even if they weren't in the original mythology.
* EvilAlbino: Pale and evil.
* EvilAllAlong: Character turns out to have been behind the bad things that happen all along.
* EvilChancellor: The king's main advisor is evil and (usually) trying to overthrow him.
* EvilChef: Villain skilled in the culinary arts.
* EvilColonialist: An exploiter of poor and ignorant communities.
* EvilCounterpart: A villain who serves as the hero's foil.
* EvilCripple: Observing his evil army from the comfort of his wheelchair.
* EvilDebtCollector: Pay up or else, deadbeat!
* EvilDiva: A villainous IdolSinger armed with MindControl MagicMusic.
* EvilDuo: Two villains for the price of one.
* EvilerThanThou: A villainous force claims themselves to be superior to the others.
* EvilFormerFriend: Your old buddy is now your worst enemy.
* EvilGenius: An extremely smart villain whose intelligence is his most important skill.
* EvilGloating: A villain who wastes his/her time gloating.
* EvilHero: NominalHero meets VillainWithGoodPublicity.
* EvilIsCool: Evil is stylish, awe-inspiring, and badass.
* EvilIsNotAToy: Don't open the can if you can't control the [[SealedEvilInACan Sealed Evil]] inside of it.
* EvilIsSexy: When a villainous character is portrayed as physically attractive.
* EvilJesuit: ChurchMilitant meets WickedCultured.
* EvilKnockoff: A villain made an evil copy and now it works for him.
* EvilLaugh: MWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!
** UnEvilLaugh: Ha ha ha.
* EvilLuddite: They're utterly convinced that all technology is evil...and so is anyone who uses it.
* EvilMatriarch: The mother of one of the characters is an antagonist, sometimes the BigBad.
** WickedStepmother: This is what happens when we leave Dad without child supervision.
* EvilMentor: A character who mentors the hero for their own evil purposes or to corrupt them.
** SenseiForScoundrels: Mentors another into becoming a better person with shady, unorthodox, and usually amoral methods.
* EvilMinions
** ArchivedArmy: Warriors from different points in time form an army.
** {{Mooks}}: Evil soldiers that exist for the sole purpose of being mowed over by the heroes.
** EliteMooks: Stronger than the average Mook, which isn't saying much.
** AirborneMook: And you thought mosquitos were annoying...
** FacelessGoons: Masks, visors or helmets used to obscure the mooks' faces.
*** GasMaskMooks: Mooks who wear gas masks to [[RuleOfCool make themselves appear more intimidating]]. [[GogglesDoNothing The gas mask is usually just for show]].
** GiantMook: We're gonna need a bigger [[GoombaStomp boot]].
** HelpfulMook: A genuinely helpful mook.
** HenchmenRace: A race or species of beings that were created for the sole purpose of acting as troops for their creator.
** HordesFromTheEast: They're strange. They're foreign. [[CaptainObvious They come from the East.]] And there's a lot of them.
** KingMook: Scaled-up, boss version of a regular enemy.
** KungFuProofMook: Your standard attacks won't have any effect on this baddie. Try something else.
** MascotMook: A Mook ends up as a SeriesMascot.
** MechaMooks: Evil robots that exist for the sole purpose of being mowed over by the heroes.
** MercifulMinion: When EvilMinions show mercy.
** MiddleManagementMook: He's above the cut of the average Mook, but not smart enough to be the EvilOverlord.
** MinionWithAnFInEvil: Some people just aren't cut out for villainy.
** MookLieutenant: The commanding officer of the evil army.
** MookFaceTurn: When a Mook makes a HeelFaceTurn.
** MookDepletion: The villain is in bad straits due to having no more subordinates.
** MookPromotion: A basic generic minion becomes a major antagonist.
** NightOfTheLivingMooks: Zombie mooks.
** NocturnalMooks: Enemies that appear at night.
** PersonalMook: Sometimes villains have henchpeople dedicated to particular tasks.
** PsychoForHire: A hired agent who's in it for the sadism.
** ThePsychoRangers: The EvilCounterparts of a heroic team.
** PunchClockVillain: Someone who willingly works for the villain, but is not inherently a bad person.
*** HalfheartedHenchman: Villains who slack off, have no motivation, and complain about it to their co-workers.
** QuirkyMinibossSquad: A kooky group of EliteMooks.
** ReplacementMooks: A villain replaces older Mooks with new ones, usually because [[YouHaveFailedMe the older ones failed]] or are [[YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness no longer useful]].
** SlaveMooks: {{Mooks}} who have been [[MadeASlave enslaved]], and sometimes considered {{Meat Puppet}}s.
** SociopathicSoldier: A [[AntiHero morally]] [[WellIntentionedExtremist questionable]] or [[AxCrazy outright psychotic]] soldier of his/her own country.
** StealthyMook: A Mook whose speciality is stealth, hiding and camouflage.
** StompyMooks: *THUNK THUNK THUNK*
** SuperpoweredMooks: Supers in RedShirts.
* EvilNephew: The villain is the hero's nephew.
* EvilOldFolks: Get off his lawn, or he'll [[ApocalypseHow suck the soul out of your]] ''[[ApocalypseHow planet]]''.
* EvilOrphan: Sometimes the MysteriousWaif you adopted becomes a welcome addition to the family. Other times...not so much.
* EvilOrphanageLady: A ChildHater who runs an OrphanageOfFear.
* EvilOverlord: A leader with absolute authority over a considerable body of people and territory who rules through fear and brutality.
* EvilPlan: The villain's plan that the heroes try to stop.
* EvilPoacher: Check out how many coats he can make out of those innocent wolf cubs!
* TheEvilPrince: An ambitious prince usurps the throne from his father by killing the king.
* EvilPuppeteer: A villainous puppeteer or ventriloquist.
* EvilReactionary: A villain who wants to return things to an older time, no matter what they have to do or who gets hurt in the process.
* EvilSorcerer: Abra Ka-dead!
* EvilSoundsDeep: Deep voices just ''scream'' villainy.
* EvilSoundsRaspy: ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin.
* EvilTeacher: And you thought the SadistTeacher was bad...
* EvilTwin: A character has or encounters an evil (twin) sibling, clone, doppelganger, or counterpart from another universe.
** EvilBrunetteTwin: I wonder who dyes?
* EvilUncle: [[CaptainObvious An evil uncle.]]
* EvilutionaryBiologist: A MadScientist who seeks to "improve" humanity.
* EvilVegetarian: Death to all meat eaters!
* EvilVersusEvil: The wicked versus the loathsome.
* EvilWeapon: Side effects may include DemonicPossession, [[KillEmAll unquenchable bloodlust]] and [[ArtifactOfDoom wielder death]].
* TheExtremistWasRight: When the WellIntentionedExtremist's extremism actually ''worked''.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:F]]
* FaceHeelTurn: When a hero goes evil.
** TragicMonster
* FaceOfAnAngelMindOfADemon: Often used [[BitchInSheepsClothing to feign niceness]].
* TheFairFolk: Think faeries are all sweetness and light? Think again!
* FairPlayVillain
* FakeFaithHealer
* FakeKing
* FallenHero: This villain used to be a hero before undergoing a tragic fall from grace.
** FallenAngel: When an angel falls from grace, be afraid. Be VERY afraid.
* FalseFriend: A "friend" that turns out to be anything but.
* FalselyReformedVillain: A villain who pretends to change their ways to further their latest evil plan.
* TheFamilyThatSlaysTogether
* FamilyValuesVillain
* FantasyAxisOfEvil
* FantasyForbiddingFather: Wants to stamp out their kid's dream in favor of something more practical.
* FarEastAsianTerrorists
* FashionableEvil
* FashionVictimVillain
* TheFatalist
* FatBastard
* FatSweatySouthernerInAWhiteSuit
* FauxAffablyEvil: His so-called niceness is all to hide his evilness.
* FemmeFatale
* FemmeFataleSpy
* FetusTerrible
* FeudalOverlord
* TheFightingNarcissist
* FillerVillain
* FilmFelons
* FiveBadBand: The EvilCounterpart of the FiveManBand.
* ForcedIntoEvil
* ForTheEvulz: What the villain does, he does because destiny says so, for his own amusement, or just because he can.
* ForgottenFriendNewFoe
* FormerRegimePersonnel
* FourEyesZeroSoul
* FriendlyEnemy
* FromNobodyToNightmare
* FullCircleRevolution
* TheFundamentalist: This villain always wants to be right, and anyone who disagrees with them is
[[/folder]]

[[folder:G]]
* TheGadfly: Someone who like to insult everyone because they enjoy seeing the resulting reactions.
* TheGambler
* TheGeneralissimo: The evil oppressive dictator of a BananaRepublic.
* GeneralFailure
* GeneralRipper
* GenericDoomsdayVillain
* GigglingVillain
* TheGimmick
* GirlPosse
* GirlScoutsAreEvil
* GloryHound
* GloriousLeader
* AGodAmI: Don't just play God, '''BE''' GOD!
* GodIsEvil
* GodOfEvil
* GodSaveUsFromTheQueen
* GoldfishPoopGang
* GoodGirlGoneBad
* GreaterScopeVillain: A bigger threat than the BigBad that doesn't have as big of an effect on the plot.
** TheDarkSide
* TheGroup
* UsefulNotes/GrandVizierJafar
* GreedyJew
* GreenAndMean
[[/folder]]

[[folder:H]]
* HairRaisingHare
* HairTriggerTemper: Everything pisses this villain off.
* HangingJudge: Runs his court like his own personal fiefdom; don't count on any justice if you're brought before him.
* HardCodedHostility
* HarmlessVillain: A bad guy who poses no real threat and is more likely to foil his own plans than other people.
* TheHashshashin: The original Assassins.
* HateSink: Someone who is created to attract hate from the audience.
* HaveYouComeToGloat
* HeadlessHorseman
* TheHeartless
* TheHeavy: The antagonist that does the most work in driving the plot forward.
* HerosEvilPredecessor: When the one who used to have the hero's job was evil.
* {{Heel}}: The villain in a ProfessionalWrestling match.
** ForeignWrestlingHeel: The evil foreign heel in a wrestling match.
** TheGiant: Large and in charge.
** GorgeousGeorge: An effeminate wrestling villain.
** WrestlingMonster
* HeelFaceMole: Thought I turned good? SUCKER!
* HeroesActVillainsHinder
* HeroismAddict: A villain who engineers dangerous situations so that they can stop them and be a hero.
* HeroKiller: Anytime this guy shows up, the good guys don't stand a chance.
* HerosEvilPredecessor
* HeteronormativeCrusader
* HeWhoFightsMonsters: A "hero" corrupted into villainy by revenge.
* HiddenAgendaVillain
* HiddenVillain
* HijackedByGanon: A previously defeated villain returns as a new threat.
* HistoricalRapSheet
* HistoricalVillainDowngrade
* HistoricalVillainUpgrade
** ApocalypseHitler
* HistorysCrimeWave
* HiveQueen
* HopeCrusher: Wants to drive people into despair and suffering.
* TheHorde
* HordeOfAlienLocusts
* HornyDevils
* HostileAnimatronics
* HostileHitchhiker
* HungryMenace
[[/folder]]

[[folder:I]]
* IllegalGuardian
* ImaginaryEnemy
* ImAHumanitarian
* ImplacableMan
* InbredAndEvil: Being born of incest can play havoc with your morals.
* InLoveWithYourCarnage
* IncidentalVillain
* IneffectualSympatheticVillain
** TheFamilyForTheWholeFamily
* InsaneAdmiral
* InsaneEqualsViolent
* IntellectuallySupportedTyranny
* IntercomVillainy
* InterimVillain
* InvasionOfTheBabySnatchers
* InvincibleVillain
[[/folder]]

[[folder:J]]
* JackTheRipoff
* JackassGenie
* TheJailer
* JokerImmunity
* JumpingOffTheSlipperySlope: A character's ambiguous moral orientation is proven as evil.
* JustBetweenYouAndMe
* JustLikeUs
* JustYouAndMeAndMyGuards
[[/folder]]

[[folder:K]]
* {{Kaiju}}: [[VideoGame/KillingFloor Oh crap, don't let that big bugger near me!]]
* KarmaHoudini
* KeepingTheEnemyClose
* KickTheDog: A despicable deed done by him in different ways.
* KillerCop
* KillerGorilla
* KillerRobot
* KillerSpaceMonkey
* KingKoopaCopy
* TheKlan: Fictional portrayals of one of the most infamous hate groups in America.
* KneelBeforeZod: Bow to me, hero! Acknowledge my supremacy!
* KnightOfCerebus: Everything was lighthearted and funny until this bastard showed up.
* KnightTemplar: A "righteous" villain who goes way too far.
* KosherNostra: The Jewish Mafia.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:L]]
* LadyMacbeth
* LastVillainStand
* LaughablyEvil: This villain's purpose is often to make you and the audience laugh.
* LawmanGoneBad
* LeakingCanOfEvil
* LeanAndMean
* LegionOfDoom
* TheLegionsOfHell
* LesbianVampire
* LightIsNotGood: Think he's a good guy just because of his "good" magic and light-themed clothes? Think again!
* ALighterShadeOfBlack
* LivingDollCollector
* LivingShadow
* LivingWithTheVillain
* LoanShark
* LonersAreFreaks
* LoonyFan
* LoveToHate
* LowerClassLout
[[/folder]]

[[folder:M]]
* MadArtist
* MadBomber
* MadDoctor
* MadGod
* MadScienceFair
* MadScientist
* MagnificentBastard: Outsmarts everyone else and looks good doing it.
** BastardUnderstudy
* MailerDaemon
* MakeMyMonsterGrow
* MakeTheBearAngryAgain
* MakeWayForTheNewVillains
* MalevolentMaskedMen
* TheMan
* TheManBehindTheCurtain
* TheManBehindTheMan
* TheManBehindTheMonsters
* TheManInFrontOfTheMan
* ManOfWealthAndTaste: Villain is rich and fashionable.
* ManiacMonkeys
* ManipulativeBastard: A villain who manipulates the characters through their emotions and various other means to further their plan (if they don't just do it intuitively that is) and ultimately, their goals.
* MascotVillain
* MasterOfIllusion
* MasterPoisoner
* MasterRace
* MeetTheNewBoss
* MegaMicrobes
* TheMenInBlack
* MentalHandicapMoralDeficiency: Intellectual disability and villainy are paired.
* MiddleEasternTerrorists
* MikeNelsonDestroyerOfWorlds
* MisanthropeSupreme
* MistakenForGranite
* MisterBig
* TheMobBossIsScarier
* MobileMenace
* TheMole: An evil character who has infiltrated a good guy group.
* MonumentOfHumiliationAndDefeat
* MonsterClown
* MonsterOfTheWeek
* MonsterSobStory
* MonsterSuit
* MoralEventHorizon: An act so horrible and unforgivable that it ultimately lands him with eternal hate from other characters.
* MoralGuardians: Crosses over into WellIntentionedExtremist or other KnightTemplar territory.
* MorallyAmbiguousDoctorate
* MorallyBankruptBanker
* MoralPragmatist
* MoralSociopathy
* MostDefinitelyNotAVillain
* MouthOfSauron
* MurderInc
* MurderousMannequin
* MusicalAssassin
* MyCountryRightOrWrong
* MyMasterRightOrWrong
* MysteriousBacker
* MysteriousMercenaryPursuer
[[/folder]]

[[folder:N]]
* {{Narcissist}}
* ANaziByAnyOtherName: A villain or villain organization with heavy Nazi undertones and/or inspiration.
* NaziGrandpa
* NaziProtagonist
* NearVillainVictory
* NebulousCriminalConspiracy
* NebulousEvilOrganisation
* NecessarilyEvil
* NephariousPharaoh
* NerdInEvilsHelmet
* NiceCharacterMeanActor
* NoAntagonist: Not every story needs a villain.
* NobleDemon
* NobleTopEnforcer
* NoOneSeesTheBoss
* NonMaliciousMonster
* NoSongForTheWicked
* NotEvilJustMisunderstood
* NothingCanStopUsNow
* NotMeThisTime
* NotSoHarmlessVillain: He looks like he wouldn't pose a real threat... but he actually does.
[[/folder]]

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

[[folder:P]]
* TheParanoiac
* PaedoHunt: Pedophiles are especially evil.
* PaidHarem
* PathOfInspiration: An evil religion that disguises as a good religion.
* PedophilePriest: A holy individual with an unholy interest in children.
* PeekABogeyman
* ThePeepingTom
* PeoplePuppets
* PerkyFemaleMinion
* PerversePuppet
* PiggybackingOnHitler
* {{Pirate}}
** GhostPirate
** APirate400YearsTooLate
** RuthlessModernPirates
** SkyPirate
** SpacePirates
** SubmarinePirates
* {{Plaguemaster}}
* PlanetEater
* PlotIrrelevantVillain
* PoisonousCaptive
* PoisonousFriend
* PoisonousPerson
* PokeThePoodle: A mildly bad deed committed by the villain (usually the incompetent type)
* PoliceState
* PoliteVillainsRudeHeroes
* PoliticallyCorrectVillain
* PoliticallyIncorrectVillain
* PredatoryBusiness
* PredecessorVillain
* PresidentEvil
* ThePrimaDonna
* PsychoElectro
* PsychoExGirlfriend
* PsychoLesbian
* PsychoPrototype
* PsychopathicManchild: A villain/antagonist with more than a few childish tendencies.
* PsychoPsychologist
* PsychoSupporter
* ThePunishment
* APupilOfMineUntilHeTurnedToEvil
* PureIsNotGood
* PutThemAllOutOfMyMisery
* {{Pyromaniac}}
[[/folder]]

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

[[folder:R]]
* RabidCop
* RaisingTheSteaks
* RedScare
* RegentForLife
* RegularlyScheduledEvil
* ReligionOfEvil
* TheRemnant
* RenegadeSplinterFaction
** RenegadeRussian
* TheRenfield
** TheIgor
* ReptilesAreAbhorrent
* RepulsiveRingmaster
* RestartTheWorld
* RetiredMonster
* RichBitch
* RightHandCat
** RightHandAttackDog
* RightWingMilitiaFanatic
* RivalTurnedEvil
* RoboticPsychopath
* RogueAgent
* RoguesGallery
* RoguesGalleryShowcase
* RoguesGalleryTransplant
* RogueProtagonist
* RootingForTheEmpire
* RottenRockAndRoll: Villains having rock as their theme music.
* RuleOfTwo
[[/folder]]

[[folder:S]]
* {{Sadist}}: This guy really loves to make others suffer, doesn't he?
* SadistTeacher
* {{Satan}}: Self-explanatory.
** SatanicArchetype
* TheSavageIndian
* ScaryAmoralReligion
* ScaryDogmaticAliens
* ScaryScarecrows
* ScrewySquirrel
* SchoolyardBullyAllGrownUp
* SealedArmyInACan
* SealedEvilInACan
** SealedInsideAPersonShapedCan
* SecondaryColorNemesis
* SecretCircleOfSecrets
* SecretPolice
* SerialKiller
* SerialRapist
* ShadowArchetype
* ShadowDictator
* ShadyRealEstateAgent
* ShootTheMessenger
* SiblingsInCrime
* SilentAntagonist
* ASinisterClue
* SinisterGeometry
* SinisterMinister
* SinisterShades
* SissyVillain
* SixthRangerTraitor
* SleazyPolitician
* SlidingScaleOfAntagonistVileness
* SlidingScaleOfAntiVillains
* SlidingScaleOfVillainEffectiveness
* SlidingScaleOfVillainThreat
* SmugSnake: He has such an over-the-top-ego that we just can't stand him.
* TheSocialDarwinist
* TheSociopath
* SoftSpokenSadist
* SorcerousOverlord
* SortingAlgorithmOfEvil: Each major enemy or group of enemies become more powerful than the first.
* TheSoulless
* TheSpymaster
* StageMom
* StalkerWithACrush
** PrinceCharmingWannabe
* StandardEvilEmpireHierarchy
* StandardEvilOrganizationSquad
* TheStarscream
* StartOfDarkness
* StarterVillain
* StateSec
* StraightEdgeEvil
* StrawHypocrite
* StrawNihilist
* StrongerSibling
* SuddenSequelHeelSyndrome
* SuperPersistentPredator
* SuperpoweredEvilSide
* {{Supervillain}}
* SupervillainLair
* SuspiciouslyIdleOfficers
* TheSvengali
* TheSwarm
* SwiperNoSwiping
* TheSyndicate
[[/folder]]

[[folder:T]]
* TaxidermyIsCreepy
* TeamKiller
* TeensAreMonsters
* TerribleTrio
* TerroristsWithoutACause
* TheatrePhantom
* ThematicRoguesGallery
* ThenLetMeBeEvil
* TheyLookJustLikeEveryoneElse
* ThisCannotBe: Once his plans are foiled, he voices his disbelief that it happened, despite the evidence staring him in the face.
* ThoseTwoBadGuys
* ThoseWackyNazis
* ToCreateAPlaygroundForEvil
* TokenEvilTeammate
* TokenMotivationalNemesis
* TomTheDarkLord
* TortureTechnician
* TotalitarianUtilitarian
* TragicVillain: He became evil, all right, but it wasn't by choice; it was by something tragic instead.
* TrappedInVillainy
* TreacherousAdvisor
* {{Troll}}
* {{Tykebomb}}
** LaserGuidedTykebomb
[[/folder]]

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

[[folder:V]]
* VainSorceress
* TheVamp
* VampireVannabe
* VeryPunchableMan
* ViciousVac
* VileVillainLaughableLackey
* VileVillainSaccharineShow
* VillainAntagonist
* VillainBall
** VillainBallMagnet
* VillainByDefault
* VillainCorner
* VillainCred
* VillainDecay
* VillainEpisode
* VillainExclusivityClause
* VillainForgotToLevelGrind
* VillainHasAPoint
* AVillainNamedKhan
* AVillainNamedZrg
* VillainOfAnotherStory
* VillainOpeningScene
* VillainousVow
* VillainProtagonist: When the main character of the story is ''very far'' from being a "hero".
* VillainSong
** VillainLoveSong
** VillainousAdviceSong
** VillainousLament
** VillainRecruitmentSong
** TheVillainSucksSong
* VillainRespect
* VillainSue
* VillainTakesAnInterest
* VillainTeamUp
* VillainTeleportation
* VillainWithGoodPublicity
* VillainWorld
* VillainousBreakdown: When things happen that don't go according to his plans, he completely loses his composure.
* VillainousBSOD
* VillainousCheekbones
* VillainousCrush
* VillainousFriendship
* VillainousGentrification
* VillainousGlutton
* VillainousHarlequin
* VillainousIncest
* VillainousLegacy
* VillainousUnderdog
* VillainousValour
* VillainousWidowsPeak
* VillainsActHeroesReact
* VillainsBlendInBetter
* VillainsDyingGrace
* VillainsOutShopping
* VillainsWantMercy
* VillainyFreeVillain
* TheVirus
** TheCorruption
* VisionaryVillain
[[/folder]]

[[folder:W]]
* WalkingSpoiler - Usually, if a character is one of these, they turn out to be a villain unbeknownst to both the characters and the audience.
* WardensAreEvil
* WeAreEverywhere
* WeHaveReserves
* WelcomeToEvilMart
* WellIntentionedExtremist
** NotSoWellIntentionedExtremist
* WesternTerrorists
* WhiteHairBlackHeart
* WithGreatPowerComesGreatOpposition: Those who obtain mass amounts of power will create enemies from both heroes and other villains. Likewise, villains would challenge heroes because of this trope.
* WhatMeasureIsAMook
* WhosLaughingNow
* WickedCultured
** WickedPretentious
* WickedToymaker
* WickedWitch
* WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds
* TheWormThatWalks
* WorthyOpponent
* TheWrongfulHeirToTheThrone
[[/folder]]

[[folder:X]]
* XenomorphXerox
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Y]]
* {{Yandere}}
* YellowPeril
** DragonLady
* YouHaveFailedMe: He callously punishes those who fail to do as he orders with the death penalty.
* YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness: When he decides he no longer needs other people, he just simply offs them. Callously.
** ShootTheBuilder
[[/folder]]

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

[[/index]]
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