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"(M)y lovin' is hot. Very, very hot. So I hadda do 'em in th' ol' eye sockets. That's the only part of a normal human's anatomy that's sturdy enough to take ol' Willy Pete's lovin' for long. The rest of th' fragile ol' human body just burns an' melts an' vaporizes away before I can get off. A man has needs, know what I'm saying? Especially when his manhood burns hotter'n the surface of th' sun. Be lyin' if I didn't admit that th' screamin' helps get me off.//'
Willy Pete, Empowered

Remember when villains in Comic Books were harmless thugs and pranksters? These days, you'll find much worse. One of the marks of the Iron Age of comics is the increasing spread of cannibalism or rape as a routine feature of supervillains. And if it's a Garth Ennis book, both at the same time.


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  • The 13th Artifact, by Amit Chauhan et al.: In this short comic, an old priest relays the conquest of his planet at the hands of the demonic Master of the Thirteenth. The Master, in the guise of a monk, tricks the planet's leaders into sending hundreds of their greatest soldiers into his demonic realm, leading to the majority of the planet's heroes to be killed by the demons within. A year later, the Master takes advantage of the planet's vulnerability to poison the atmosphere with sulfur dioxide and reduce the planet's populace to his brutally oppressed slaves. First seen himself in the attendance of an insane man he's locked in a cage and a Sex Slave tied to his throne, the Master brutally crushes the old priest's skull and torturously probes the mind of a woman who crash lands on the planet, who simply lets herself give out and die with the realization the Master will subject Earth to the exact same fate if he's ever allowed to find it.
  • 100 Bullets: Augustus Medici is the most powerful member of the Trust and the one pulling the strings of every other character. The Trust is a coalition of thirteen families that secretly founded the United States, but this is not enough for Augustus, who puts into motion a grand and intricate plan to take the other members' holdings for himself. Augustus proposes that the Trust and their enforcers, the Minutemen, take over another country, to which the Minutemen refuse and are marked for death by the Trust. The Minutemen's leader, Agent Philip Graves, secretly working for Augustus, would then lead the Minutemen on a Roaring Rampage of Revenge and kill the Trust members Augustus wanted dead. After Augustus's son Benito is almost killed, Augustus enlists the sociopathic Wild Card Minuteman Lono to torture and kill another trust head who had a hand in the hit and his heirs, and also orchestrate a false flag assassination of female Trust head Megan Dietrich, whom Augustus then seduces despite a very large age difference. When a rival Trust head has two of Augustus's key allies killed, Augustus resigns his seat in favor of Benito, knowing that this will lead to Benito's murder at Megan's hands and a power vacuum that ultimately kills all the other Trust members and most of the Minutemen. When confronted by a disgusted Graves over killing his own child, Augustus justifies himself by saying that he didn't technically make Megan do anything.
  • Abbadon, by Jimmy Palmiotti, Justin Gray, Spencer Marstiller, et al.: Bloody Bill, real name Wesley Garrett, is a monstrous Serial Killer who terrorizes the old west in this Western thriller graphic novel. Years ago the leader of a vicious gang of rapists and murderers who would lay waste to entire towns, butchering his way through countless innocents before raping and torturing the young women and girls residing there, Bill earned the ire of nearly every other criminal around him for his propensity for overkill, cannibalism, and murdering his own gangs out of boredom. After striking out alone and becoming a killer who would keep his victims' eyeballs and organs in jars as trophies, Bill resurfaces after years of inactivity to resume his spree in the town of Abbadon, murdering numerous innocents in his trademark way of torturing, stringing up, then gutting them, a method that began when he did it to a man's teen daughter after butchering said man's entire lynch mob that came for Bill. In his public identity of Garrett, Bill executes anyone, kids included, who could reveal him as Bill, and ultimately frames innocent men for his crimes, leading to their deaths. A despicable sadist with a goal of nothing more than his own lusts and fame abroad, Bloody Bill cared only for how something could make him ever more famous, treating all else as disposable.
  • Absolution: Even in this dark world of supervillains and criminals, these two stand out:
    • Rubicon: The Polymath, real name Arthur Blankenship, is a creatively psychopathic supervillain with a love for mass slaughter. After being locked up for going on a rampage through a city, the Polymath is given a deal to kill John Dusk in exchange for his freedom, but immediately breaks the deal after being released, proceeding instead to go on another killing spree. During this spree, the Polymath rips people in half, strings them up by their insides, uses buses and cars as swinging or throwing objects, and brutalizes before attempting to rape a heroine who shows up to stop him. Claiming well above 800 lives in this massacre, the Polymath later brutally murders a small family, before viciously butchering an entire apartment building, with more bisections, decapitations, and skinnings being just some of the kills he gets up to. When confronted by Dusk, the Polymath boasts about all the men, women, children, and pets he's killed, and, even when seemingly beaten, the Polymath decides to take the entire city of millions down with him. Serving as the prime example of villainy that Dusk has decided to show no mercy to any longer, the Polymath made his mark as the most depraved murderer in the comic.
    • Happy Kitty: Mr. Tanaka stands out as a particularly wicked crime lord. Running drug and human trafficking as common practice, keeping his own band of prostitutes who are forced to make money for him lest they be killed, Tanaka is introduced butchering a young couple for stealing drugs from him then ordering their little daughter be trained as a Sex Slave. When the girl showcases amazing abilities, Tanaka takes her under his wing, turning her into a homicidal assassin while using dozens of his own men as training targets for her, leading to their brutal deaths. Once fully training the girl, dubbed Happy Kitty, Tanaka orders her to slaughter an entire mansion of people, notably a man who crossed him and said man's entire family. When Happy Kitty lets the man and his family go, Tanaka brings out Happy Kitty's beloved pet tiger, ordering the girl to cut off one of its paws to make it hate her forever lest Tanaka kill both of them on the spot. Though only a regular human, Tanaka displays a dark rap sheet of human suffering and mass murder.
  • Afterlife with Archie: Doctor Howard Lovecraft and his associate, Doctor Arthur Machen, are the seemingly kindly administrators of a hospital for the mentally disturbed. In truth, Lovecraft and Machen are servants of the Great Old Ones, having once tried to master them, but upon realizing the futility of such an act became the willing servants of the dark Outer Gods. They use the patients at the asylum as sacrifices for their masters. and when they realize young Erich Zann can use his music to repel them, they cut his fingers off and leave him to be taken by the monsters. Finally, revealing their intent to allow all humanity to become food or slaves to the Old Ones, they offer Sabrina the Teenage Witch as the bride to great Cthulhu himself.
  • Aladdin: Legacy of the Lost, by Ian Edginton: Qassim is an Evil Sorcerer who seeks to use the Dreaming Jewel to undo all of creation and reshape it in his own image. Having imprisoned djinn lovers Xavier and Alexandria within a lamp and a ring respectively to use to strike the chord of the Dreaming Jewel, Qassim betrayed his fellow Aramaspi sorcerers, including his wife Sorcha, and took the ring for himself. Qassim bribes two men to find him a member of the Aramaspi bloodline before promptly killing them, then tricks Aladdin into retrieving the lamp for him before trying to murder him as well. He later murders the king of Shambhalla to steal the lamp and abducts Princess Soraya, and makes numerous attempts to kill Aladdin's entire crew during their journey. In addition, he treats Xavier as his slave, forcing him to do battle with his own lover Alexandria against his will.
  • Aliens: Nightmare Asylum, by Mark Verheiden: General Thomas A. W. "Tommy" Spears is a ruthless military officer with delusions of godhood over human and Xenomorph alike. Having taken over a military outpost for himself, Spears arranges for mass breeding of Xenomorphs, handing an entire colony of defenseless people over to be horribly used as incubators for the Xenomorphs. To enable himself full control over the Xenomorphs, Spears routinely locks his own people in a cage with a Xenomorph, waits for it to slaughter the helpless human, then burns it alive in front of its mother, the Xenomorph Queen, instilling a fear of fire and Spears in the Queen. Spears ultimately leaves his entire battalion to die, revealing his true plans of using his tamed Xenomorph army to take back the Earth from other Xenomorphs, then lord over all as supreme. With a callous disregard for human life and a sick fascination with the Xenomorphs, even praising them for wiping out most of the "weak" humankind on Earth, Thomas Spears shows both Newt and Hicks that, sometimes, Humans Are the Real Monsters.
  • American Vampire has these 2 dreaded creatures:
    • Lord of Nightmares: Dracula, the Overarching Villain of this miniseries, is depicted as an ancient monster of pure evil and a Multiple-Choice Past. Dracula was the first Carpathian vampire; as the Carpathian strain wasn't powerful or virulent, it went ignored, allowing the species to become immensely populous, at which point near the end of the 1700s he launched genocidal warfare on all previous vampire strains, exterminating many. After being bound and imprisoned by the vampire-hunting organization Vassals of the Morningstar, Dracula was still occasionally able to reach out, twisting the minds of mortals—including Prince Albert Victor, who thus became Jack the Ripper—into homicidal insanity, often forcing them to murder their loved ones. When he encounters the leader of the Vassals, Linden Hobbes, who was one such victim, Dracula brutally attempts to dismember him, mocking him all the while with a vision of Hobbes's dead son attacking him.
    • The Gray Trader, or the Great Traitor, was once humanity's greatest hero Hurin. Joining the monstrous Beast, the original source of all monsters, Hurin became its now-monstrous protector and greatest servant. Attempting to revive the Beast to bring about Hell on Earth, the Trader tortures and kills countless innocents, often using the voices of their loved ones to torture them or convince them to allow him to devour them and convert them into soulless demon servants of the Beast. The Trader converts an entire mining community into soulless husks of themselves while "seeding" a woman with the Beast, forcing her to give birth to it in an agonizing process that lasts weeks. Torturing his victims for information, the Trader locates multiple vampire children and feeds them to his master as well before unleashing his monsters on America, resulting in mass slaughter. Devoted only to the Beast and bringing about the end of days for humanity, Hurin demonstrates how far even humanity's greatest hero can fall.
  • Arawn: Engus, only blood brother of Arawn, eventually proves himself to be the worst of the four brothers. Already a conniving sadist who mocks his half-brother Math over his heritage and takes over the kingdom of the East by dishonorably assassinating its king and its consorts, Engus becomes a pedophilic despot and hedonist who leads non-stop orgies in his castle and brutalizes his subordinates. Engus is eventually tricked into seemingly dying at the hands of his other half-brother Kern upon being plunged into the Cauldron—but upon absorbing the Cauldron's power, Engus becomes a living god who murders his brother and has his entire kingdom massacred. Drunk on power, Engus leads his armies to devastate all in their wake and sacrifice thousands of innocents to the Cauldron of Blood—regardless of age—even murdering his own blood brother and parading his body around as a depraved trophy.
  • Assassin's Creed: Trial By Fire: William Stoughton, a member of the Templar Order and the Big Bad of the storyline, is the orchestrator of the Salem Witch Trials and using the hysteria to convince the masses of people into eradicating the Assassin Brotherhood. Because of his machinations, at least 20 innocent people were documented to be executed via hanging, and the undocumented deaths were a result of Stoughton's tortuous experiments where the victims had succumbed to their wounds, all because of his belief that one of them happens to be a Piece of Eden called the oracle. When he learns that fellow Assassin Tom Stoddard and Jennifer Querry know about the oracle's whereabouts he captures them, tortures them for the information, and later shoots the latter In the Back. When Stoughton eventually discovers the oracle's identity, Dorothy Osborne, he sets a fire to kill Tom while admitting to torture Dorothy as well as more innocents so he can copy her powers onto other people creating more oracles; this shocks fellow Templar Samuel Parris. This cause a guilt-ridden Dorothy to throw herself into the fire, which enrages Stoughton only because he had just lost his oracle and will have to start his search all over again. While strangling Tom, he promises to burn entire colonies to the ground during his search for another oracle.
  • Back to Brooklyn: Even though Brooklyn crime boss Paul "The Wall" Saetta is, among other things, a serial pedophile and murderer, he apparently loves his mother. The following duo, however, have no such redeeming qualities:
    • Churchill, Paul's "pet psychopath," is a dapper and eloquent gentleman who nevertheless seems to have no feeling towards anyone. When he tracks Bob to an old store Bob used to frequent, he tortures the elderly owner with a straight razor. After carving him to bits, Churchill has the place set on fire, informing the old man he can carry his bedridden wife out to save her after Churchill has left him in no shape to even walk. Churchill later captures Bob's best friend Vinnie and tortures him, only cutting it short with a bullet to the head when he realizes Vinnie will never betray Bob. It is also revealed Churchill is the one who set a deal with Russian mobsters to always provide Paul with immigrant boys.
    • Penny Saetta, Bob's wife, is revealed in the final issue to match her brother-in-law for evil when she reveals to Bob she participated in and did the filming for Paul's activities. Having only married Bob to be a gangster's wife and a self-described "dangerous bitch," she happily joined in with Paul on his snuff films. When Bob begs her to tell him she didn't involve their son, Penny comments she absolutely made the attempt—Paul just wasn’t interested—efore mocking Bob for his morals.
  • Baltimore:
    • The Red King is the Big Bad of the series as a whole, empowering supernatural beings to run rampant in the world and bringing about the plague to devastate all of humanity. When he is summoned into the world in the form of Baltimore's best friend Thomas Childress, the Red King is revolted by the very notion of feeling human and sends his armies to slaughter humans in massive numbers while conducting massacres himself to contact the gods who used to serve him. Deciding to "crown" himself to regain his own powers, the Red King attempts a ritual fueled by the deaths of countless innocent people, intending to rule the Earth as a realm of suffering and chaos forevermore.
    • The comic version of Vampire Monarch Haigus is the object of Henry Baltimore's pursuit. When inadvertently awoken from his slumber by Baltimore, Haigus spends time tormenting Baltimore turning his family into vampires and saving Baltimore's beloved wife for last. He leaves his wife for Baltimore to find, which forces him to destroy his family when they rise. Haigus spreads his plague throughout all of Europe, occasionally massacring entire villages and leaving the bodies strewn all over for Baltimore to find. He resumes his worship of the monstrous Red King and begins preparing the way for the Red King to return and obliterate the world of men. Haigus eventually tires from the endless pursuits and opts to die at Baltimore's hands, but takes delight knowing he's taken everything from him, and tries to murder Baltimore's only remaining friends before taunting Baltimore how he will never, ever know peace.
    • The Curse Bells storyline: The nameless warlock, who is clearly Adolf Hitler, note  is a greedy, ambitious man who keeps a large amount of vampiric nuns enslaved to him with the lie he will heal them of vampirism. The warlock uses a dark ritual to resurrect a long-dead witch by feeding her ashes and blood to a pregnant woman so the witch rips its way out of her. The warlock has her curse the bells of the cathedral he uses as a base which will Mind Rape anyone who hears the bells into his slaves with whom he will enslave the world and purge any in the way. The warlock also reveals that he gained his mystic knowledge by entrapping a supernatural beast...by leaving a baby for it to eat and catching it while it bathed after the meal.
  • Battleaxes, by Terry LaBan, Alex Horley, et al.: Nolo Goth is a ravenous, slug-like entity sealed away in the heart of the Birzenian Empire for its vast power and insatiable hunger. A supposed god who cultivates an entire religion around itself, Nolo Goth regularly demands ritual sacrifice of young women whom it devours alive and screaming, having devoured hundreds of thousands of victims through its lifespan and always craving more. To attain its freedom, Nolo Goth subtly manipulates the young apprentice healer and mage Skold and goads her into initiating a series of events that ultimately ends with the Emperor of Birzenia and Nolo Goth's most devout priest devoured by it. Eating the rest of its priests out of annoyance for their chanting, Nolo Goth's response to Skold summoning the spirits of its restless victims is to simply devour them all over again and proclaim nothing will stop it in its quest to eat and slaughter as much as it can forevermore.
  • Bedlam, by Nick Spencer et al.:
    • Before being brutally tortured, lobotomized, and reconstituted into becoming the pacifistic hero "Fillmore Press", Madder Red was a sickeningly sadistic psychopath with nothing driving him beyond his base lust for chaos and evil, and a desire to prove that, deep down, all of humanity could be just as wicked as himself. As the worst terror the city of Bedlam ever faced, Madder Red spent the better part of three years torturing, maiming, and killing his way to a status of legendary infamy, claiming over two thousand victims throughout his career. Notable instances of his random cruelty include gunning down numerous innocents at a religious gathering after decapitating two of the church leaders, massacring an entire restaurant filled with dozens of people to make sure he gets "good service", and brutalizing his Arch-Enemy, the First, with a baseball bat. In his so-called greatest achievement, Madder Red slaughtered an entire opera house of defenseless civilians, including a class of elementary school children whose blood he proceeded to play in; disemboweled, posed, and violated the corpses, then slit the the throat of the only surviving little girl in front of the First just to anger him. Madder Red then reveals, after being caught, that if he's not dead within one hour, his associates will detonate bombs located in six schools across the city and kill hundreds of children and adults alike. Combining a darkly hilarious humor with a sadistic love of depravity, Madder Red was an unrepentant fiend who many tried to discount as a simple thug or terrorist solely to keep the public from seeing him as what he truly was: A devil-like monster with nary an excuse or reason for his crimes beyond a lust for degeneracy across the world.
    • Mr. Pixel is the final Arc Villain in the comic, and, alongside Madder Red, handily the worst. A fanatic obsessed with freeing humans from the constraints of morality, Mr. Pixel began his crusade by using Mind Control techniques to organize the bombing of four highly populated areas, before following it up by controlling dozens upon dozens of office workers to jump to their deaths from rooftops. As an insane admirer of Madder Red, Mr. Pixel, after forcing an entire squad of S.W.A.T. team members to slaughter one another, tries to force Fillmore Press, the man created when Madder Red was lobotomized, into shooting and killing him, hoping it will destroy Fillmore and once more being out Madder Red. As incentive to coerce Fillmore to kill him, Mr. Pixel reveals that he has mind controlled pawns stationed throughout the city of Bedlam, ready to cause planes to crash, burn their own children alive, and slaughter operation patients unless Fillmore murders him, and, even after Mr. Pixel is killed, it is revealed that he had the atrocities carried out anyway, leading to the deaths of thousands across Bedlam.
  • Black Hood, by Duane Swierczynski et al.: The Nobody is a sadistic, psychopathic assassin who, after spending years murdering people for cash, gained a new outlook on life when confronted by the vigilante known as the Black Hood. Believing that the Black Hood is an anomaly in the programming of life, the Nobody becomes determined to "undo" all the good the Black Hood has done. Kicking this off by slaughtering 9 people in a gun shop the Black Hood saved from gunmen, the Nobody next travels to a huge restaurant where the Black Hood stopped an armed robbery. Slaughtering the kitchen staff, the Nobody serves poison-laced food to the dozens upon dozens of patrons, men, women, children, and infants alike, and can only smile as they all drop dead from the poisoning. After failing to massacre an entire family when the Black Hood intervenes, the Nobody prompts to erase the Black Hood's physical past itself, as he next blows up the entire hospital the Black Hood was born at after kidnapping his girlfriend, Jessie. Later bombing the Black Hood's only apartment building, setting fire to much of the entire block in the process, the Nobody finally hopes to blow up the Black Hood's old school, then force him to watch as Jessie is brutally murdered at the Nobody's hands. A psychotic believer that free will doesn't exist and that he's just a weapon of the universe, the Nobody was easily the worst villain the Black Hood ever faced.
  • Black Moon Chronicles: Haazheel Thorn is the single most evil being in this feudal Dark Fantasy Crapsack World. As an incredibly powerful Sorcerous Overlord and the leader of the Black Moon faith, which reveres him as a demigod, Haazheel, together with Greldinard, the Baron of Moork, sends his armies out on crusades of death against the Empire of Lynn, ordering his soldiers to Rape, Pillage, and Burn all in their path. To bring Wismerhill, a half-elf half-human prophesized to play a major role in the fate of the world, over to his side, he sets up the apparent death of Wismerhill's father, then blames it on the empire to incur Wismerhill's hatred for its battered monarch Emperor Haghendorf. Haazheel sends thousands of his troops to their deaths in a futile battle against the empire to fake his own death and rebuild his forces at his leisure. Haazheel turns out to be the half-demon son of Lucifer, and plans to bring about Hell on Earth while sending as many people as possible to Hell to have their souls devoured, thus ensuring himself a seat at his father's side. The army of the Black Moon, commanded by Wismerhill, totally obliterates the Empire of Lynn, sacking the capital, killing the Emperor, and forcing the faithful few who survived to ascend to another dimension. Wismerhill is made the new emperor by Haazheel, who retreats to his palace on the moon while his demons rampage around the world and his priests forcibly convert as many people as possible to the Black Moon to increase Haazheel's power, with those who refuse being torn apart by demons before having their souls devoured. After Wismerhill learns of Haazheel's manipulations and true plans he closes the Hellgate, at which point Haazheel personally teleports down to the imperial palace with his forces to punish Wismerhill for his defiance, initiating a slaughter that Greldinard walks away from in disgust. When his forces are defeated, Haazheel assumes his demonic form to kill any living thing in sight, then kills all of Wismerhill's friends one by one before battling his erstwhile student to the death. As he's dying at Wismerhill's hands, Haazheel uses his dark magic to curse the entire world by ensuring that the moon will leave its orbit and cause The End of the World as We Know It.
  • Blacksad:
    • Somewhere Within the Shadows: Ivo Statoc is a powerful businessman who serves as the primary villain of this first album. Most of the other villains in the series get tragic backstories or redeeming traits, but Statoc is evil and depraved to the core. He made film star Natalia Wilford his mistress, but when he found out she cheated on him, he personally tortured her lover to death, killed Natalia in cold blood, had his way with her corpse afterwards, and threw money at it to make it go away. When one of his associates has had enough and tries to blackmail him with his crimes, Statoc arranges the man's death. Later, he taunts Blacksad by boasting that unlike his foe, he isn't limited by such silly things like ethics and moral scruples, and is so successful because of his cold-bloodedness. The only thing that really interests him is pure, unadulterated power.
    • Arctic Nation: Huk is The Starscream to Hans Karup, the leader of the racist Arctic Nation, of which Huk is the spokesman. Huk also inspires lynchings against "black" animals and praises the lynchings in public as a defense of the noble "white race." While seemingly loyal to Hans Karup, Huk schemes to overthrow him and steal his wife in the bargain. During his affair with Karup's wife Jezabel, Huk has the daughter of Karup's black maid kidnapped to frame Karup—who is suspected to be a pedophile—but murders her mother when he decides she might talk. He then tricks Karup's followers into lynching him, taunting Karup he'll see to Karup's wife and then tries to hang Blacksad's friend, a journalist who'd been spying on Huk. Manipulating a harmless old crow into helping him, Huk decides to murder the little girl as well and shoots his unwilling accomplice when he demands Huk save the girl from a burning building before leaving her to burn.
  • Blueberry: There are a number of nasty characters in its roster, but the worst is definitely Dr. Wernher Amadeus "Prosit" von Luckner, aka Gustaaf Hazel, from the Lost Dutchman's Gold Mine arc. A Dirty Coward with a sadist streak and a propensity to shoot his partners in the back, "Prosit" has a lot of murders on his conscience, including when he was the butler for the actual von Luckner, killing him to search for the gold himself. He also put a rattlesnake in the boot of his latest partner and then made him "dance" so that the venom would spread faster in his system. His latest act of villainy is trapping Blueberry and two other people in a cave with no way out, leaving behind a big taunting message for his victims.
  • The Boys:
    • Black Noir, the clone of Homelander, gleefully Eats Babies, commits murder-rapes, and eats hearts with a Slasher Smile. The villainy of the other two contenders for worst monster in the comic, Homelander and Butcher himself, was ultimately Black Noir's fault too. Black Noir drove Homelander insane by gaslighting him with the aforementioned atrocities so he would receive the sanction to kill him, which Noir thought was the only thing that gave his life meaning since he was created to kill Homelander. One of Black Noir's crimes was raping Butcher's wife Becky, which triggered Butcher's vendetta against superhumans.
    • John Godolkin, a twisted Expy of Professor Charles Xavier, runs his own special, private academy for "special" children. However, unlike Professor X, Godolkin simply kidnaps the children and convinces them they're special, never allowing them to go home again. The children are injected with a formula to give them powers and fill out Godolkin's many teams. However, between the ages of 6 and 9, Godolkin begins molesting the children and has the older children join in. Any who prove too troublesome are simply eliminated. Even in the dark world of The Boys, Godolkin stands out as utterly twisted.
  • Broken Moon, by Steve Niles & Nat Jones: Nosferatu, the lord of the vampires that have dominated most of the Earth after the apocalypse resulted in monsters overrunning the world, sets up a cruel, dystopian city where humans have been forced into slavery by his kind, either into forced breeding to produce food for the vampires or into hellish factories with giant death tolls that do nothing but blot out the sun. Unsatisfied with oppressing humanity, and executing even his own vampire minions if they question him, Nosferatu opts to have a pipe built into the ocean so he can poison it and subsequently destroy the atmosphere, turning the entire planet into a polluted hellscape to wipe out every other species from the planet.
  • Burning Fields, by Michael Moreci, Tim Daniel, et al.: Commander Decker Marce is the head of Verge and a sociopathic militant brought in to investigate a series of murders around a Verge-owned oilfield. Already an extremist before getting roped in with the murders—all done under the command of the demon Asag—Decker previously had an entire family, the children not spared, executed on the vague potential of them being terrorists, and shows open willingness to employ lethal violence against the Iraqi population. After an ill-fated attempt to investigate underground tunnels leads to Asag taking Decker into its service, Decker becomes significantly worse, slaughtering an innocent man, massacring several Carapace soldiers, and brutally murdering his own men for little reason at all. Decker ultimately proves himself to have full agency when serving Asag when he deliberately threatens to keep Asag unsealed if he's not provided with a position of comfortable power, and ultimately devolves from a man with some semblance of standard into a fanatical zealot seeking to unleash Asag upon the world and bask in the flames that consume all humanity in the process.
  • Bushido: Way of the Warrior, by Rob Levin, Jessada Sutthi, et al.: The unnamed vampire lord is the leader of a clan of ravenous vampires who attack Japan. Initiating bloody massacres all over the island and ordering the attempted assassination of the Shogun through his right-hand Raven, the vampire lord attacks the wedding between the Shogun's daughter Mitsuko and Orochi, aiming to slaughter everyone there. After turning Orochi into a vampire, the vampire lord seduces Orochi into embracing his hunger and bringing Mitsuko to him to barter with her life in exchange for Japan. The vampire lord's ultimate goal, after reducing the population of Japan into cattle for him and his clan to hunt to their heart's content, is to sail out and devour all humanity, establishing an immortal vampiric empire with himself as its epicenter.
  • Caliban: In this Garth Ennis Sci-Fi Horror series, the body snatching alien, known as Karien after its human host, is a sadistic being of electrical impulses that possesses sentients. It is made clear the alien is a thinking, sentient being who simply doesn't care at all about the lives of others. When the Caliban stumbles on a derelict alien spacecraft, it is revealed that the alien Karien massacred the prior crew. Upon possessing its host, Karien brutally tortures and kills crew members, partially to figure the limits of human physiology, and partly for fun. When it understands human limits enough, Karien proceeds to enhance the body with alien technology before slaughtering the remaining crew save two. Karien intends to force them to take it back to earth so it may proceed to enslave it and rule over it by using humans as tools or bodies to possess.
  • Caligula: The demon who possesses Gaius Julius Caesar Augustus Germanicus and rechristens himself "Caligula" is a psychopathic trickster who uses his new status as Emperor of Rome to fully indulge in his penchant for sadism. Caligula establishes himself as a heartless sadist when, on a whim, he leads a gang rape and massacre of an entire family of farmers, including the 4 year-old son; he regularly commits similar atrocities. Taking great joy in forcing people to act out "plays" he himself has written, Caligula often uses said plays to force the partakers to cannibalize, rape, and murder each other, often taking part himself. Along with regularly raping and torturing his flesh-and-blood sister, then promising to corrupt her newborn, a product of his raping her, into evil, Caligula also personally butchers people by the dozen, arranges their bodies in "artistic" manners, then rips out their very souls, devouring them and trapping the souls in constant agony. Even when seemingly beaten, Caligula Body Surfs into anyone he can, continuing to murder innocents and devour their souls in a ritual he attempts to use to drive Rome to tear itself apart, and eventually settles in the body of the young Nero, fully planning to obtain the throne once more and destroy Rome for good. Psychopathic, egomaniacal, and with his own twisted sense of "art", Caligula was as wicked as a demon could be, and took great joy in being as evil as possible.
  • The Cape miniseries, by Joe Hill: Eric was, at first, just a self-centered and lazy Jerkass who blamed all of his life's problems on his kind mother and brother. However, once he reclaimed his childhood cape that allows him the power of flight, he becomes something far more wicked. Firstly murdering his girlfriend because he suspected her of cheating on him, Eric later drops a grizzly bear onto two detectives investigating him for his girlfriend's death, and happily watches as they are mauled to death. Using his mother as a hostage, Eric tries to burn his brother alive, and, when his mother tries to flee the state, Eric, after murdering a man with a cinder block, uses a chainsaw to down the entire jumbo plane she is on, killing hundreds of innocents when it crashes into a bridge filled with people. Finally confronting his brother, Eric brutally beats and tries to kill him while refusing to take responsibility for his crimes or his crummy lot in life. Childish, unintelligent, and homicidal, Eric serves as a warning that even the most uninspired and pathetic of people can become truly dangerous when given power without responsibility or fear of retribution.
  • Chaos! Comics: Armageddon, one of the first of the Chaos Lords and the most powerful, is a being of such arrogance and power-thirst that he even disgusts his fellow Chaos Lords. Wishing to reduce reality to formless entropy with himself as its center, Armageddon waged the Chaos War against his fellow Chaos Lords, slaughtering many of them and many of their creations himself before being sealed in the Forever War. Once he's accidentally freed thirteen billion years later, Armageddon wastes no time in resuming his conquest, crash landing on Earth and swallowing all in his path. From there, Armageddon kills everything within 100 miles of himself before resurrecting them as tortured monsters, sending them to massacre hundreds of millions of people across the globe as he wreaks global destruction, regularly destroying the populace of massive cities—Los Angeles being simply one example. Armageddon spitefully exterminates thirty percent of the world's population after an ineffectual retaliation against him, tries to tempt Evil Ernie into unleashing a global nuclear holocaust, tortures and kills any and all resistance against him, and vows that all that shall not serve him will be exterminated, ultimately killing off all of Earth's population and resolving to obliterate all of reality to rule the ashes — and damning the universe to follow him into oblivion upon his death. The most powerful villain in the Chaos universe and unrivaled in sheer evil, Armageddon is the absolute worst of the worst in a universe no stranger to pure evil.
  • Chew: The Vampire, also known as The Collector (real name unknown), is a Serbian killer and Cibopath who harnesses the legends of vampires to become feared. In truth, The Vampire uses his Cibopath powers to absorb the powers of others, killing, butchering and eating them to gain their abilities; even relatively useless abilities; at least several dozen, and possibly more, are killed in this way. The Vampire kidnaps Tony Chu's twin sister, Toni, and attempts to gain her abilities through eating her limbs. When this fails, he furiously snaps Toni's neck. When Tony's friends attack his hideout, The Vampire attempts to slaughter them, taking great pleasure in trying himself to devour Tony's teenage daughter Olive. When he and Tony finally face off, The Vampire mocks him by saying how he will hunt down Olive and devour her. Egotistical, monstrous and cruel, the only thing driving The Vampire is his quest to become the perfect being in existence, no matter whom he has to devour.
  • Choker, by Ben McCool & Ben Templesmith: Hunt Cassidy is a sadistic drug baron put away behind bars by cop Johnny Jackson for his illegal trafficking, which includes utilizing children as test subjects for his horrifying drugs. Freed by the treacherous Royce Davies and with a hunger for revenge after being brutalized in prison, Cassidy resumes his spree to get revenge on Jackson. Keeping a young girl in his basement and reducing her to a feral, naked vampire through his repeated testing, Cassidy starts peddling mutative drugs that turn several people into ravenous vampires and cannibalistic mutants, having his junkies commit a series of gruesome massacres around Shotgun City to lure Jackson into his clutches. Slaughtering a squad sent to stop him and eventually backstabbing and killing Royce himself, Cassidy hypes himself up on his own drugs for the purpose of killing Jackson, massacring his way through the police department and personally murdering Chief Ellis in his psychotic crusade to kill Jackson.
  • Cinder and Ashe, by Gerry Conway & Jose Luis Garcia-Lopez: The despicable Lacey is a rogue CIA agent and a boorish, racist psychopath with no feeling towards anyone or anything sans contempt. Operating as The Fagin during his time as Saigon, Lacey takes in a young Cinder DuBois as his personal thief and raises her under cruel abuse, eventually driving his own girlfriend to suicide and raping a thirteen-year-old Cinder himself in a bout of drunken fury. Ten years later, Lacey pursues a job to ruin the life of a farmer named Wilson connected to the life of his client, Harrison Wayne, an opportunity he uses to get at the now-grown Cinder. Poisoning Wilson's wife and livestock before kidnapping his daughter Jennifer, Lacey wreaks vast swaths of murder and racks up well over a dozen bodies, connected to his target or not, murdering Jennifer himself alongside an entire gang of people and shooting Wilson himself at Jennifer's funeral. Lacey murders Wayne himself in his attempt to kill Cinder, living and dying an unrepentant, sneering scumbag with not one remotely humane attribute about him.
  • Clive Barker's Next Testament: Wick, "The Father of Colors", is a psychotic, hedonistic entity who inspired both God and the Devil from the Bible. Having caused all manner of chaos in the past, including flooding the Earth just to see how it would look, he was locked away for 2,000 years by his brothers, Unan and Filt, before being awakened by a rich old man named Julian Edmond. After taking Julian's lover as a sacrifice and brutally killing everyone at Julian's encampment, along with almost everyone at a dinner party back at Julian's mansion, Wick announces his second coming to the world by causing every single aircraft on Earth to plummet to the ground at once, killing hundreds of thousands. After traveling with Julian to Hollywood, Wick, bored with what humanity has become and deciding that he preferred the Earth with a smaller population, starts randomly wreaking havoc through the world, killing millions and wiping out the entirety of the Midwestern United States. Wick blots out the sun and has a swarm of locusts assault the world after he is dissatisfied with a pyramid built in his honor, and later murders both a young lady who he supposedly liked as well as Julian, both merely for questioning him. Wick, after failing to see anything worth saving, finally announces his intent to obliterate everything and start over, and even upon his defeat Wick gloats that he'll one day be back. A self-absorbed being with near-limitless power, Wick proves himself to be a far cry from the benevolent depictions of God.
  • Coffin Hill, by Caitlin Kittredge et al.: Emma Coffin, founder of the titular town, escaped the Salem Witch Trials and left the innocent to die in her stead. Not content to rest in peace, Emma's evil spirit tormented the families of those who eventually hanged her for her crimes of sacrificing others for her magic, while also tormenting her own descendants. Emma threatened her descendant Eve into helping her return to life by threatening to kill everyone Eve loved and the entire town as well. It is further revealed Emma's source of power are the souls of her victims, imprisoned in the Coffin manor and kept trapped in their worst nightmares as Emma feeds off them.
  • Colder, by Paul Tobin & Juan Ferreyra: Nimble Jack is a cruel being who feeds on human minds and savors the flavors of madness most of all. Introducing himself by having the hero Declan Thomas grow "colder", lowering his temperature whenever he uses his own powers to cure madness, Nimble Jack regularly goes on to drive victims insane before devouring their minds and killing them. Centering in on Declan and his love interest, nurse Reece Talbot, Nimble Jack demonstrates his cruelty with massacres that increase in scope, constantly driving his victims insane. In one case, he throws a woman in front of a bus and then devours the minds of those on the bus, before kidnapping children and driving one insane, before trying to kill the other in the end. A sadistic, remorseless predator, Nimble Jack stops at nothing to cultivate those with a "special" madness like a fine wine, all for a better meal.
  • Control, by Andy Diggle, Angela Cruickshank, et al.: Randolph Wolfe is the CEO of Wolfe Media, a media conglomerate that Wolfe personally uses to gain information on powerful people around the globe, blackmailing these people to bend to his will and make himself more powerful. When one of Wolfe's hackers plans to turn him over to the authorities, Wolfe hires a sociopathic hitman to kill him and anyone else who may threaten his empire, leading to the deaths of more than half-a-dozen people over the course of just a few days; eliminating loose ends or those who outlive their usefulness in this manner is noted to be a regular occurence for Wolfe. Though at first seemingly just a corrupt man taking advantage of other rich inndividuals, Wolfe's true monstrosity comes into play near the end of the story, where it is revealed that he regular hosts "rape parties", events where he lures unsuspecting women, or simply rents them from trafficking organizations, to parties where he has his wealthy guests gang rape them to their hearts' content, secretly filming the entire ordeals to use as blackmail material. A corrupt sociopath whose greed dragged dozens of innocents into living nightmares and even death, Randolph Wolfe disgusted and repulsed everyone whom he interacted with, having no concern for anyone but himself and his personal power.
  • Crawl To Me, by Alan Robert: "Uncle" Edgar Driscoll is a despicable child molester who kicks the entire tale off by kidnapping three children. Edgar then spends weeks torturing and raping the children, notably using scissors to cut into them and snip off the lone female's hair, calling her a "whore." When he fails to kidnap a fourth child to subject her to the same fate, Edgar proceeds to gun down several police officers who approach him. Edgar's torment of the children was so traumatizing for them that they hid themselves away in a crawl space for weeks, slowly starving and going insane, until finally one of them was killed in a psychotic frenzy by the other kids.
  • Criminal: Delron Krumsky is the psychopathic Fat Bastard lieutenant for a drug kingpin. After getting freed from prison in order to track down a load of heroin that the protagonists, Leo and Greta, had inadvertently stolen from an evidence van, Delron murdered the latter's elderly mother and took her daughter as leverage. After tracking Greta down, he tortured her for the location of the heroin by driving nails into her palms, and eventually killed her in spite of his partner's attempts to stop him. When Leo found him at a motel with Greta's daughter, we learn that he was planning to sell the little girl to Russian slavers. Upon discovering Leo, Delron naturally tries to beat him to death before getting killed himself. Everyone who Delron works with sees him as a psycho and a pervert, and it's not hard to see why.
  • Crimson: Lisseth, the Queen of All Vampires, is the originator of all evil in the world and the progenitor of every living vampire. After being spurned from God's sight due to her imperfections and further turned down a place at Lucifer's side, Lisseth drank the blood of her former lover and fellow outcast Ekimus, stealing his immortality and becoming the first vampire. Still craving revenge for her exile, Lisseth enacts a plan to eliminate the Chosen One, Alex Elder, and teams up with fellow vampire lord Victor Van Fleet. Lisseth greets Alex on a pile of Templars she's massacred, and later tricks her former lover into releasing the ancient Chalkydri lord Sopha, who begins an assault meant to wipe out all mankind. This is all the first part of Lisseth's ultimate plan, which aims for nothing more than the complete destruction of all creation—Heaven, Hell, and Earth and their rulers—and then to remake creation in her own image. In the final battle, Lisseth delves low enough to murder a child and her father after they refuse to pay tribute to her and kills the fallen angel Zophiel in a failed attempt to kill Alex, and ultimately dies raving on how she seeks to destroy everything and everyone. Always a selfish, envious monster at heart, Lisseth's own evil was reflected in the very breed of monsters she birthed.
  • Crossing Midnight: Lord Aratsu, the God of Swords, is one of the most powerful Kami alive. He is also a vicious, usurping, tyrannical megalomaniac who considers it his right to steal a girl named Toshi from her parents and twin brother because their father prayed at his shrine before her birth. When she refuses to become his slave after Aratsu brutally murdered the family dog he dismembers her mother to use her life to force Toshi's hand. Once Toshi agrees to serve him, Aratsu repairs her mother, but doesn't even bother to mend her soul, leaving her an empty shell and fully susceptible to hungry, soul eating imps. Once Toshi is his slave, Aratsu uses his swords to cut away her past and future, leaving her to exist in only a moment in time. Should she ever displease him, he would allow time to lapse and her to vanish. Aratsu's cruelty is revealed as the story goes on: he gained his power by treachery and murder, having severed his predecessor's memory and condemned him to exile on earth. A violent egomaniac, he also kills any who do not give him the blind worship he feels he's entitled to. While many Kami are alien creatures, Aratsu is an all too familiar and understandable being, and eclipses any human, dragon, demon or Kami in the story with his evil. By the time the rebellion against his rule rolls around, he has no compunction sending the amnesiac Toshi to kill her own brother.
  • Dark Gods by Justin Jordan, German Erramouspe, et al.: The unnamed CEO is a chaos-loving sadist determined to unleash the serpent god Tiamat. The CEO uses his social media company to subtly drive dozens of people insane across America, using them to commit various atrocities from mall shootings to burning themselves and others alive. The CEO, after butchering dozens of his employees with demonic forces, drives several members of the Storm insane and kills them. Even when captured and beaten, the CEO reveals he has arranged for Tiamat to be released onto the planet, and plans to enjoy the view as she brings destruction and death across the planet.
  • Dead@17, by Josh Howard:
    • Abraham Pitch, the selfish, egomaniacal, corrupt, driving force of the entire plot, manages to stick out as a truly awful excuse of a being despite being surrounded by demons and devils. Originally a member of the demon-fighting force known as the Protectorate, Pitch turned on his fellow teammates to become a student of the Satanic occult, and promptly began paving the way for demonic entities to travel to Earth to torture and kill numerous innocents. Once bodyjacking his own son, Zachary, Pitch uses his son's body to become President of the United States, at which point he institutes martial law and convinces one-third of the planet to be imprinted with the "Mark". Unbeknownst to the receivers of the Mark, Pitch plans to use it as a transmutation spell to transform any who have the Mark into his demon slaves, and all the while frames all those who reject the Mark as terrorists. After bombing and massacring numerous locations, killing close to 50 people, Marked and Unmarked alike, Pitch frames Heaven's Militia, one of the few resistances against him, for the crimes, and ultimately begins systematically executing any Unmarked he can before spending his final moments in power screaming to kill all those against him and to launch every nuclear missile his military has.
    • Lucifer Morningstar is the lord and master of Hell, and the ultimate mastermind behind the entire plot. Having made contact and a deal with the aforementioned Abraham Pitch to allow his forces to begin invading the Earth, Lucifer eventually uses a teenage girl as a sacrifice to grant him entry to the planet, where he begins sharing a body with Pitch. Lucifer directs many of Pitch's crimes, ultimately manipulating one-third of the Earth into receiving the Mark and proclaiming all Unmarked as filth who deserve to be purged. After painfully transforming all Marked into his demonic servants and ordering them to kill all Unmarked across the globe, Lucifer goes on a rampage, slaughtering all in his sight while proclaiming his plans to make the Earth into a Hellish landscape of agony solely to mock God.
  • Dead Irons, by James Kuhoric et al.: In this 2009 comic miniseries, Devin Irons is a horrifying Sinister Minister obsessed with immortality. A vicious husband and father who regularly beat his wife and 4 children for any form of slight, Irons reached the peak of his abuse when he branded his son Silas with a cross, then tied him to a statue, bloody and bruised, for an undetermined amount of time. When Jonas, the only man in town aware of Irons's cruelty, confronts the man, Irons gleefully stabs him to death, before enacting his plan to gain eternal life: Making a pact with Hell, Irons crucifies his wife and plans to sacrifice her and his children to eternal pain and torment in exchange for immortality, but, when Silas disrupts the ritual, Irons settles for gutting his wife and leaving his other 3 children to wander the land as monstrous zombies. Continuing his plans years later, Irons regularly tortures and murders innocents, then brainwashes 99 of them—including children—into slitting their own throats, at which point he revives his dead wife as a demonic cannibal solely to mock his children. When his kids finally return for their vengeance, Irons orders their mother to kill them, gains his immortality, then reveals his plans to unleash his dark powers across the land and cleanse the world of those he deems "unrighteous". Psychopathic, hypocritical, and fanatical, Devin Irons was a true beast of a man so convinced of his own righteousness that he condemned dozen of innocents, including his own children, to an eternity of torment and hellfire simply because he considers that to be their only purpose in life.
  • Death Follows, by Cullen Bunn, A. C. Zamudio & Carlos Nicolas Zamudio (also in novel form as The Remains by Bunn): "The Hired Man", Cole Jensen, with a smile that seems to disproportionately stretch across his whole face, looks about as wicked as he actually is. A wanderer who takes up residence at a local farm, Cole immediately begins attempting to molest the youngest daughter of the family, Abbie, and eventually murders a young boy for no apparent reason. Revealed to be a Serial Killer of young girls who is plagued by a curse that raises all those around him from the dead, Cole has been on the run for years from his over half-a-dozen victims, and, after being fired from the farm for disturbing the children, Cole returns, flings Abbie's older sibling from a window, then kills the defenseless girl, happily taunting the family of her fate afterwards. When attacked by Abbie's parents, Cole kicks her pregnant mother in the stomach extremely hard, causing her unborn baby to be stillborn, before screaming his plans to gut them all. A psychopathic hick with a hunger for death everywhere he went, Cole Jensen was a truly cruel and depraved killer of the highest order.
  • Death Sentence: David "Monty" Montgomery is a depraved, hedonistic comedian who ends up infected by the incurable G+ virus. Now with the powers of hypnosis and telekinesis, Monty decides to make the most of his last months on Earth. Initially using his powers to force a nun into sleeping with him—not an isolated incident—Monty quickly thereafter rapes and murders the Queen of England before telekinetically blowing up the skulls of the Royal Family and proclaiming himself King of England. After hypnotizing an entire battalion of soldiers numbering in the hundreds to kill themselves—and forcing seventy of the survivors to shoot themselves—Monty decapitates the Prime Minister to secure total reign over England. Monty quickly lavishes in his new position and turns London into his own private hellhole, influencing millions through public broadcast to engage in whatever depraved pursuits they want out in the streets while using his powers to pursue further sexual fantasies. Monty further engrosses himself by blowing up the heads of an entire crowd of people simply for annoying him, and once he learns a naval fleet has been sent out to stop him, Monty murders over a million people—children not spared—in one fell swoop, using his telekinetic abilities to extend his range. Monty hypnotizes the captain to rape one of his own men before making the entire armada kill itself, finally necessitating a nuke dropped on central London purely for the purpose of wiping him out. Even after all the carnage and millions adoring him under his influence—and millions more dead—Monty admits he still isn't satisfied in the end. A degenerate narcissist who thoroughly undermines anything that could be considered a humane quality within him, Monty represents a picture of what a psychopath with no other resources might become with the powers to exercise whatever they might have wanted.
  • Diabolik: Diabolik himself may be a ruthless Master Thief, but he operates with a level of honor and has a set of unbreakable standards. As a result, the comic has introduced some pure evil monsters for him to fight at times.
    • Federico the Duke of Vallenberg: To try and take over the Kingdom of Benglait, he first created out of nowhere the terrorist organization Grey Ravens to provoke a civil war. He then married his ticket to the throne, Altea, and faked his death to avoid being identified as the leader of the Grey Ravens. Next, after Benglait became a republic without him being able to take over, he launched a series of terrorist attacks that nearly killed even Altea. After that bit him back in the ass as Diabolik and Ginko dismantled a branch of his organization, he launched other attacks, including a willingly failed one against Altea to justify both his faking his death and then his sudden return as motivated by his love for her and the desire to protect her while still trying to cause that civil war.
    • Mr. Logan: The CEO of a pharmaceutical industry, he purchased a Synthetic Plague and its vaccine. His ultimate plan was to release the first into the civilian population in order to wait for the panic and then "discover" the vaccine, all in the name of money. Logan stands in stark contrast to Diabolik and his more honorable methods of theft. He is willing to kill countless civilians with his manufactured plague, just to line his pockets and achieve fame from it.
  • Dinocorps: Jarek is the leader of a group of scientifically-advanced dinosaurs known as the Saurons. Considering himself to be a "True-Blood" compared to the other dinosaurs in his time period, Jarek activates the Extinction Protocol, a weapon that eradicates all the other non-Sauron dinosaurs. When Jarek and his remaining Saurons wake up in the present, he destroys a mall after discovering it has been infested by humans. He then conspires to reactivate the Extinction Protocol; Jarek orders his troops to look for the weapon's triggering device. His troops kidnap Carl's friend, Winston, after he accidentally activates the device, and they head to their safe house while the weapon arms itself. Jarek and his troops kill any humans in their way and put several civilians in danger as they fight off the Dinocorps. When Carl confronts Jarek, he sneers how Carl is too late and that the weapon has finished arming, moments before he throws Winston off a skyscraper and tries to murder Carl. A violent, racist radical, Jarek is a creature who would rather destroy the entire world than live on it with other species who aren't Saurons.
  • Doll & Creature, by Rick Remender:
    • Dr. Pyrus is a sociopath who seeks to Take Over the World by using the drug called Gray Matter. Having exposed himself to the drug years ago, Pyrus brutally murdered his partner soon after, and began mass producing Gray Matter and leaking it into the Nether Providence, uncaring for the countless lives it takes. Gray Matter being highly addictive and turning those who take it into ravenous beasts called "Hydes," Pyrus plans expose all of humankind to the substance, then lord over the savage hordes as a god. To assist in his endeavors, Pyrus employs the extremist "Gipper," who utilizes child suicide bombers in his plans, and ultimately orders the heroine Doll be spared from death by his minions solely so as to rape her at a later time.
    • The aforementioned unnamed fanatic taking the name of the "Gipper" is a Reagan-adoring extremist and current president of the GOP, avowed solely to forcing his idea of the "good old days" back onto a radically-changed America. Allying with Mr. Pyrus and helping him to distribute Grey Matter through the city, the Gipper spends his free time kidnapping children off the streets, lobotomizing them, and turning them into fanatically-loyal suicide bombers, triggering their entire bodies to be horribly consumed in a burst of acid at his command. When he finally has Gristle in his grip, the Gipper reveals his intention to reduce all of Nether Providence's residents to horrible monsters through the Grey Matter before reintroducing religion to the city by means of having them worship him and his party, whilst keeping them hooked on Grey Matter for decades to come.
  • Doppelgänger, by Jordan Hart & Emmanuel Xerx Javier: The titular Doppelganger is an ancient entity who has kept himself alive for thousands of years by taking on the forms and identities of innocent people, then letting his magics destroy their bodies in 36 hours, leaving the Doppelganger to do what he will with their lives. Having thousands of victims over his years, the Doppelganger takes the form of his latest victim, hapless Dennis, and immediately ruins the life of the man's coworkers to improve his position. In the end, the Doppelganger plans to gleefully murder Dennis's wife and child for the insurance money on them, and callously murders any innocent people standing in his way in the process.
  • Dungeon: The Early Years: Professor Victor Chambon not only abandons his mentally deficient son, but is also a Diabolical Mastermind who plans on taking over the city by kidnapping the children of the city's leaders and hypnotizing them into assassinating their parents. He also hypnotizes students and uses their bodies to rape women. Some of this was part of his overall scheme, but plenty of it was done solely to satisfy his own desires.

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  • Elephantmen: Dr. Nikken, the man responsible for the program that created Hip Flask and the other Elephantmen, shows absolutely no remorse for kidnapping and horrifically killing thousands of women or for creating a race of sentient beings whose sole intended purpose was war. In fact, he’s rather proud of his accomplishments.
  • ElfQuest:
    • Guttlekraw, note  the ancient king of the mountain trolls, is a slaver, torturer, and tyrant who set the standard for true evil in the world of Two Moons. After trolls caused the crash of the elven castle, Guttlekraw set up his kingdom near the ruins to catch wayward elves. The first victims he caught were three elven children he forced to mine out tunnels with magic; he mutilated them to force obedience. His rival Greymung would later rebel and lead trolls away from the frozen lands, but Guttlekraw ordered an attack on the rebels where those not butchered were enslaved in the iron mines. He personally devoured Greymung alive. Coming into conflict with the Wolfriders and Go-backs, Guttlekraw sent his soldiers out to murder the children while their parents attacked. While ultimately slain, we learn that he had the elven castle encased in iron to spite the elves should he ever fall.
    • Winnowill, the Big Bad of the whole saga, is an ancient elf who rules Blue Mountain via fear and manipulation. When the Wolf Riders cross her path, Winnowill has one of them tortured and repeatedly attempts to manipulate or kill them, not even leaving the children out of her schemes. Winnowill proceeds to manipulate the humans of the nearby area into attacking the Wolf Riders as well. Despite her obsession with elfin purity, Winnowill is revealed to have seduced a troll named Smelt, bearing a half-breed son named Two-Edge. Murdering Smelt, Winnowill has spent years cruelly abusing her son and horribly damaging his mind. When she gets her hands on the ancient elven palace, Winnowill also attempts to exterminate her enemies with "impure" blood and later assists Grohmuul Djun in his brutal regime. Seemingly neutralized by her former lover Rayek trapping her soul within his own mind, Winnowill constantly attempts to drive him further into darkness or get himself killed to free her.
    • Grohmuul Djun, Winnowill's brief partner, is a brutal warlord who oppresses his people and seeks to dominate all he sees. Having the architects of a special palace murdered to keep it a secret, the Djun declares himself the only true "higher power," and makes worship of any other punishable by death. To this end, he has Winnowill mutate his hounds into monsters, first demonstrating their savagery by kicking their keeper in to be devoured. The Djun then has them hunt down those who still hold to their old faith and devour them, with any attempts at rebellion publicly executed via "The Birds," a giant device that rips the victim in half.
    • Angrif Djun, Grohmuul's equally vile offspring, attempts to murder his own sister and murders his own father to seize control of his now weakened domain. Angrif allies with other human domains, only to betray and destroy his allies once he has achieved his goals. Attacking an innocent village, Angrif puts it to the torch while having slaves taken from the able-bodied and the old, the women and children murdered, while also attempting to exterminate the elves. When he is castrated in the battle by an elf warrior, Angrif kidnaps an elf healer's former lover with the intention of torturing her to force the healer to mend him. When she escapes, Angrif devotes the remainder of his life to building a massive fleet of ships to exterminate all elves and subjugate the world, destroying all that is "different."
  • Empowered:
    • Willy Pete is a fire elemental, and darkens the comic's tone significantly. But he still has a man's appetites, which he satisfies with rapehe favors the eye sockets—and killing, which, in his case, are one and the same, thanks to his constantly superheated body. Because all normal food is incinerated on contact with him, he resorts to eating superheroes and supervillains. He doesn't even need to eat; he just does it because he likes the taste. At the end of Volume 5, he incinerates 8 of the 10 supers sent to stop him, and then For the Evulz followed by throwing as much fire as he could through the portal they came through without even knowing what was on the other end, thereby forcing Mindfuck into a Heroic Sacrifice to safe Emp.
    • Ninjette's father only appears for a few panels, in Volume 7, but manages a lot of evil, and is likely the reason that Ninjette herself is an alcoholic like her father. He starts by putting her through Training from Hell, and emotionally abused her to the point where she still has self-esteem issues. Later on, when she is still underage, he betrothed his daughter to a Dirty Old Man of an allied clan, Ninjette tried to lose her virginity, as the deal was for a virgin bride, but her clan was too frightened of her father to take her up on the offer. Instead, she slept with her childhood friend who was prince of an allied clan. Her father's reaction was to slaughter his bodyguards, castrate the prince and stuff his genitals in his mouth before ripping his head off, fully knowing there'd be a war, despite being formerly allied with the clan. He then proceeded to beat his daughter so that for some she wouldn't "be able to walk…or eat solid food, or piss without blood…" In addition, he's been shown as raping Oyuki, a genin around his daughter's age—-in a way "anatomically unlikely to induce pregnancy"—and hires another clan to drag his runaway daughter back to the clan without hands or feet to serve as a broodmare. Ninjette's father, despite only being a human with no superpowers, is one of the most vile characters in the series.
  • E.V.I.L. Heroes, by Joe Brusha et al.: Chaos is the psychopathic leader of the New Gods, a team of energy-based alien overlords—evil expies of the Justice League of America, with Chaos the expy of Superman—who travel to planets, possess seven of the inhabitants, then use them to massacre most of the population before subjugating the rest. When arriving on Earth, Chaos immediately vaporizes a woman and her child before going on to wipe out millions of innocents around the globe, culminating in him blowing up the moon and directing the chunks to crash into the planet, claiming millions more lives. When the government-sponsored superhero group known as the Hellions try to stand up to the New Gods, Chaos forces one to watch as he murders his friends before ordering another Hellion be killed, but not before forcing her to watch as two children are brutally murdered in front of her. In the end, Chaos flies into a rage at the constant resistance he encounters in his conquest of Earth, and attempts to blow the entire planet up, and though this plan fails thanks to another New God who became disgusted at Chaos—showing that perhaps the human possessed by Chaos was evil anyway—Chaos goes on to continue his world-conquering spree on another world, planning to continue for all eternity. A childish narcissist who thinks that his powers make him a god to be worshipped, Chaos is perhaps one of the most terrifying examples of Beware the Superman ever put to comic panel.
  • Exmortis, by the Williams Brothers, Andi Ewington, et al.: Josef Mengele is the monstrous Nazi Mad Scientist who oversees Project Exmortis in an attempt to create an army of zombies. Murdering anyone in his way to retrieve Frankenstein's journal, Mengele uses it to perform horrifying experiments on countless people, from prisoners of war to his own soldiers, until he finally learns how to reanimate the dead. Training his new zombie army by having them routinely rip apart his innocent prisoners, Mengele plans to expand his zombie horde by slaughtering all of Paris, before moving on and conquering the world in the name of the Nazi regime. Alongside all of this, Mengele has lobotomized a young woman named Greta, butchering her body into becoming his Sex Slave, and later attempts to do the same to the sole female member of the Dreadnaughts.
  • The Eye Sees: Ganza is a Professional Killer hired to make a small nation's civil war worse. Deciding the best way to do so is to get the United States involved, he masterminds a plot to blow up the American consulate with the ambassador, his daughter and anybody else who happens to be inside, and make it look like an air raid did it. While setting up the bombs, Ganza kills a henchman for seeing something nobody else does. He later executes his other employees so he doesn't have to share the payout.
  • Fables: Leigh Douglas, formerly Mrs. Sprat, shows her dark side when she reveals that she became a nurse to see other Fables suffering by her hand. She later gladly teams up with the personification of darkness, Mr. Dark, to destroy her former home in exchange for beauty and power. Once Dark is defeated, Leigh takes her place back in Fabletown proper, but plans to use a spell to seize control of Bigby Wolf and use him as a feral weapon to slaughter other Fables, intending to use him to exterminate the Fables of her old home. Out of spite, she plans to mutilate and torture the "pretty ones" until they're hideous, then kill them. Her worst deed is sending Bigby to murder his former wife and their young children. Despite her new-found beauty, Leigh proves at every opportunity no other Fables is as hideous inside as her.
  • Fall Of Cthulhu series, by Michael Alan Nelson et al.:
    • Fall of Cthulhu: Nyarlathotep himself seamlessly arranges every single wrong in the comic for the purpose of unleashing his master Azathoth unto the universe. Having spent centuries walking among mankind among disasters and people he's Driven to Madness, Nyarlathotep spends hundreds of years arranging for the events of the Godwar between him and Nodens, intending to raise Cthulhu and use the ensuing chaos to draw forth Azathoth. To this end, Nyarlathotep, under the guise of "Mr. Arkham," gradually drives the town of Arkham into increasing insanity, ruining the life of Cy Morgan before having him tortured and leaving his insane form as almost an afterthought. Bringing his followers into the world one-by-one through the deaths of others, Nyarlathotep in particular has a seven-year-old child driven to homicidal insanity before having his form mutated and infested by one of his followers after having both his parents killed. Among his other cruel actions, Nyarlathotep hypnotizes the residents of a bar to burn themselves alive; hideously deforms the face of sheriff Raymond Dirk and threatens to torture master thief Lucifer; and has the brain of his human follower Connor painfully extracted and set up to look in a mirror until he's driven insane, unable to move or die. The exemplary point of Nyarlathotep's manipulations is outlined in the prequel comic Nemesis, where, solely to eliminate worship of a rival god, Nyarlathotep drives the population of Atlantis to frenzy through his followers and influence, has their king driven to savagery and eventually publicly executed by his own brother, and then sacrifices the entire city to the Deep Ones on a whim, keeping the sole survivor trapped in the form of a cat he dubs Nemesis to stand by him forever. Nyarlathotep perpetuates torture, suicide, and insanity around him wherever he goes, relishing chaos itself and striving for nothing less than to drive all humanity insane for kicks before eradicating them.
    • The Calling: Cthulhu Chronicles: Abisso Nero is a reclusive fashion mogul who is in actuality the leader of a nebulous cult striving to free Cthulhu and end the universe by folding eleven dimensions into one. To this end, Nero and his cult abduct and indoctrinate children who have been "Chosen," using their bodies to unleash latent psychic energy to tear a hole in reality through the other members of his cult— all hooked on a conduit disguised as a miracle drug called Briten. The last attempt at this resulted in nearly 2,000 fatalities. Undeterred, Nero has his messenger Henry MacNamara killed and forcefully recruits another young child named Gregor—slaughtering his mother in front of him—and trying to use him in yet another attempt to destroy the universe, the final result which results in the torturous death of every member of his cult. Not even his own family is safe from his machinations; it's revealed that years before, Nero arranged the kidnapping of his own son Stefano and had him forcibly indoctrinated overseas for two years. Nero proves that even in a universe of nightmarish, eldritch horrors, humanity can be every bit as vile as the horrific gods they worship.
    • Hexed: Yves, the brother of Madame Cymbaline, exists as the comic's Starter Villain but nevertheless stands out in depravity. A soul-stealing demon sealed away by his sister in a painting, the exploits of master thief Lucifer accidentally free him and loose him upon the world. Immediately attempting to kill those who freed him, Yves immediately resolves to slaughter his sister no matter how many people have to die in the process, going to such lengths as nearly letting loose the denizens of the Shade unto Earth in his attempt to devour Val's soul, devouring the souls of innocent people to nourish himself, and brutally massacring Cymbaline's men to intimidate her. Eventually, Yves resolves to steal the soul of Lucifer herself to empower himself enough to destroy his sister. Yves values nothing else but his own freedom and was willing to tear the world apart for the sheer purpose of slaughtering his sister and being free to consume as many souls as he wanted.
  • The Fang, by K. I. Zachopoulos & Christos Martinis: In this unofficial continuation of the classic Bram Stoker tale, Dracula continues his streak of sadism and evil. Hopping aboard a boat bound for America following his near-defeat at Van Helsing's hands, Dracula massacres the entire crew of said boat before arriving at his destination, New York City. Once in New York, Dracula restrengthens himself by draining the blood of numerous homeless people and prostitutes, then amasses his "creatures of the night" to slaughter dozens of people and dump their bodies in a nearby river before making yet another attempt to kill Van Helsing and his friends. Though implied by Van Helsing to just be a lonely beast, Dracula shows time and again that he is in truth just a sadistic creep obsessed with becoming a god and slaughtering those beneath him as the sheep he believes them to be.
  • Fatale: The Bishop, the ancient, ageless servant of the eldritch old gods, pledges his existence to providing sustenance to his masters by wandering across the Earth in various forms. Engaging in regular ritual sacrifice—some of which involves the lives of dozens of infants tied to a tree and left to rot—and lording over servants who have cast aside their own humanity to serve him, many of whom he kills for slights, Bishop pursues violent delights to enthrall himself in his early years, awakening once after the 1906 earthquake to fatally beat a pleading old man trapped under rubble and soon after engaging in a spree to murder as many people as he could before sunrise. After an attempt to sacrifice the immortal Femme Fatale Josephine, or "Jo", Bishop moves to San Francisco in 1956, tearing the unborn baby out of a pregnant woman and savagely killing a group of mobsters to tempt Dirty Cop Walter Booker. Blinded shortly after, Bishop arises in the form of a cult leader named Hansel in the 1970s, where he leads more cult violence, regularly sells a woman named Suzy to be raped, and leads an attack on Jo's home which ends with her caretaker and current lover dead and the house burned down. Finally arising in the 1990s to 2014 as an executive named Mr. Sommerset, Bishop continues his attempt to sacrifice Jo—murdering scores of people and lounging in their corpses or bathing in their blood in his off-time—and finally resorts to torturing and killing Walt's nephew Nicolas in front of her. With no low he will not stoop to, either to provide for his gods or simply For the Evulz, Bishop is as big a monster on the inside as he is on the outside.
  • Ferals: Rikkard serves as the most prominent villain in this comic, and stands out as the most wicked by far. Though Ferals have a habit of killing innocents in rage or lust-filled insanity, Rikkard is one of the few who has near complete control of his impulses, yet still fully indulges in evil and cruelty unseen by any other Ferals. Along with being a Serial Killer with a knack for ripping off dozens of victims' heads, Rikkard kidnaps dozens of male humans, including a school bus of teens, then forcibly infects them with the Feral disease, turning them into savage werewolves under his thrall. Rikkard then blackmails his fellow societal Ferals, all disgusted by his depravity, into regularly supplying him with innocents for him and his pack to murder, and later leads the wholesale slaughter of an entire town, raping, butchering, and eating every man, woman, and child there, amounting to over 3,500 victims. In the end, after his personal harem, whom he views as property to use and abuse as he likes, is wiped out by Dale Chestnutt, Rikkard massacres an entire squadron of army soldiers, guts Dale's girlfriend Pia, then tries to restart his Feral harem and army before being driven off by other Ferals for his crimes. Standing out even among the numerous other vicious Ferals for his wanton sadism and heinousness, Rikkard cared for no man, or Feral, but himself, valuing his image of power and control above all else.
  • The Ferryman, by Marc Andreyko & Jonathan Wayshak:
    • "Mr. Webster" is a demonic dealmaker who preys on the perceived "weaknesses" of humanity, be it a hunger for power or a deep compassion for others, and tricks people into making deals with him to grant their greatest wishes in exchange for their eternal soul. Webster can and will screw over those he makes deals with for his own amusement, in one notable instance curing a woman's daughter of her leukemia, then arranging for both to die in a car wreck soon after. When any of his debtors try to get out of handing over their soul, Webster sends his Ferrymen, dead people he has tricked into serving him by lying that he can show them the way to Heaven, after the debtors, and once he gets his hands on them, Webster agonizingly devours their souls as he does to all his victims, relishing their pain and suffering as he does so. Alongside all of this, Webster is revealed to have hand a heavy hand in the rise of Nazi Germany, the success of countless serial killers, and The Hindenburg disaster. With an unsurprising depravity and wickedness about him due to being Satan himself, "Mr. Webster" is handily one of the most evil incarnations of the Devil seen in comics.
    • Harold Alan Kent, known as "the Bleeder", is a sadistic Serial Killer obsessed with blood, and sates this obsession by murdering innocents of all backgrounds and races by draining them of all their blood while they are conscious, taking a picture of their screaming faces, then putting the blood in a jar to keep on his trophy case. With said trophy case filled with dozens of jars of dozens of victims, the Bleeder takes his evil one step further when he specifically targets the wife of the detective assigned his case, Gideon Thorne, mocking Thorne when arrested that his wife kept screaming that her husband would save her, but he never did. Despite being murdered by Thorne in a blind rage, the Bleeder is revived by the aforementioned "Mr. Webster" as one of his Ferrymen, a position the Bleeder immediately begins using to try to murder innocents, succeeding in slashing the throat of one of Gideon's friends. In the end, the Bleeder takes every opportunity while dueling Thorne to taunt the man about his wife's death at his hands, and dies with a smile on his face, always taking sick glee from pain.
  • The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse, by Michael Mendheim, Simon Bisley, et al.: Belarios is a demon sent to Earth by his master, Satan himself. Taking on the persona of a Corrupt Corporate Executive, Belarios leads the Nicolaitan cult, which, on Belarios's orders, kills many people while searching for the Seven Seals, which will release the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse and Satan himself, resulting in Hell on Earth. Besides the dozens if not hundreds killed, and the millions if not billions who would be killed if his plan succeeded, Belarios is also responsible for corrupting a US senator; the death of Adam Cahill's wife; and slashing Cahill's young daughter's face, also planning to kill her, when he finds out she has the last Seal.
  • Freddy vs. Jason vs. Ash: Freddy Krueger is the same sadistic child-murdering monster he is in the films, and more. Following the events of the film, Freddy continues his spree of evil by once again manipulating Jason Voorhees into finding the Necromonicon Ex Mortis to grant him reality-warping powers before sending the Deadites against Jason when he turns against him. He takes things further in The Nightmare Warriors, where upon his return, Freddy takes control of the Deadite army, placing Jason as general. At Freddy behest, Jason and the Deadites leave death and destruction throughout Washington, where Freddy takes control of the White House where he reveals his plan for "No Child Left Alive" and the carnage he plans on spreading across the world. Revealing himself to be in a incestuous relationship withhis daughter Kathryn, possibly due to brainwashing, when she fights with Jason, Freddy admits he plans to kill her when they are finished. Freddy possesses Stephanie to seduce and abduct Jacob, before encouraging Stephanie to kill as a Voorhees. Upon Jason's death, Freddy absorbs his soul as well before boasting himself as a "Dream God". Now desiring power and domination in addition to his bloodlust, Freddy takes his evil from the films to a more grandiose level.
  • God Is Dead: Satan himself kicks off the plot by murdering God, and settles back to enjoy the resulting chaos as pagan gods swoop in and turn Earth into a battlefield that kill billions of humans. Enslaving Hades as a lackey while regularly sleeping with his wife Persephone, Hades engineers far more death and destruction while also awakening the immortal dragon that finally resets reality, killing everything that lives in retribution for Satan's misdeeds but not before eating Satan to share its belly with Jesus for thousands of years. Satan tricks Jesus into recreating the Gods, and later shoves him into a volcano to burn forever upon their escape. Satan then engineers a new conflict so he can attack God and kill him again, content to die having achieved everything he ever wanted.
  • Godzilla franchise:
    • Godzilla: Gangsters and Goliaths: Ryoto Takahashi is a Yakuza boss and all around bastard. Murdering Detective Sato's partner, Takahashi has Sato dumped on Monster Island, intending that he should die far from home, while Takahashi frames him for the murder of his partner. When Sato returns home with the Elias and Mothra in tow, Takahashi kidnaps the Elias, resulting in not only Mothra, but Godzilla and most of the population of Monster Island rampaging through Tokyo. Killing the priests of Mothra who come to retrieve the Elias, Takahashi demands that the Prime Minister pay him millions of dollars, or Tokyo will continue to burn. His demands met, Takahashi refuses to end the destruction, and attempts to kill the henchmen who say that he should, insisting that he, and not Godzilla, will go down in history as Japan's greatest monster.
    • Godzilla: The Half-Century War: Dr. Deverich is in the running for worst human being in the franchise. Having abandoned the Anti-Megalosaur Force (AMF) when they refused to utilize his designs, Deverich sells his psionic transmitters on the black market, enabling terrorists to summon kaiju to any city they want. He levels Hanoi and much of Vietnam when he tests his first device on Godzilla and Anguirus in the sixties, obliterates the city of Accra, Ghana, when he arranges for every kaiju on Earth to arrive there as part of a demonstration to his customers in the seventies, and after perfecting his design in 1987, uses it to reach out into space and summon SpaceGodzilla to Bombay, annihilating it as well. Worse still, the transmitter (accidentally) calls Gigan and King Ghidorah to Earth as well, resulting in the near extinction of the human race in nineties and early 2000s. With a criminal career spanning decades, and a death toll in the billions (millions of which were deliberate), Deverich outdoes every kaiju in the series when it comes to being a monster.
  • Gold Digger:
    • Dreadwing was once a lowly iron dragon, who helped raise the young platinum dragon T'mat. When T'mat surpassed him in power, Dreadwing attempted to kill her before being defeated and banished from the dragon race. Unable to accept T'mat's love for him, Dreadwing would discover the device called the Time Raft and used it to return to the other dragons, defeating, mutilating, torturing and raping T'mat to destroy any love she might have for him and force her to suffer whenever she saw their daughter. Massacring many dragons, Dreadwing attempted to recruit his own private force by offering his chosen recruits the option to torture their mates to death or watch as Dreadwing erased infant dragons from existence. When they refused, he made good on the threat. Traversing other worlds, Dreadwing became a violent scourge, destroying as he willed before being defeated by Gina Diggers. Entering into a "cosmic chess game" with her older, alternate timeline self Ancient Gina, Dreadwing still takes the chance to murder those he could before launching an attack on the world of Jade, aiming to subjugate it and even attempting to kill his own daughter D'bra with no remorse. Egotistical, sadistic and filled with loathing for whatever he cannot control, Dreadwing stands as the comic's most enduring and horrifying monster.
    • The former werewolf patriarch Brendan makes a pact with dark powers to achieve incredible powers which he tests by murdering his own wife. Engineering a "peace" between the werewolves and werecheetahs by creating a drought that kills many of the latter, Brendan betrays the werecheetahs and commits utter genocide on them, massacring the men, women, and children. He is only prevented from killing a single baby thanks to the sacrifice of her mother and the intervention of archmage Theo Diggers. Brendan also plans to sell his own people into slavery to fulfill his own end of the deal, and mocks his own daughter for adhering to any standard of honor before she defeats and imprisons him. Escaping later, Brendan tries to murder his own children and mocks the only surviving werecheetah, Brittany "Cheetah" Diggers, for her clan and biological parents' deaths, intending to use his powers to freeze her as living stone and keep as a trophy for all eternity.
  • Goners, by Jacob Semahn et al.: Seph, also known as the Dragon and the Lilin, is an ancient succubus yearning to possess an enchanted grimoire that would allow her to control reality itself. Possessing a member of the magical Latimer family and passing off an innocent young girl to be punished in her place, Seph mothers a half-demon, half-human through Raleigh Latimer before having both the parents killed thirteen years later. Seph orchestrates a complete purge of the Latimer bloodline and has every member of the family and everyone connected to them murdered—in one case having a birthday party hosted for the otherwise-normal Gail slaughtered down to the children and having their corpses morbidly posed to greet Gail—and eventually raises her minions to start completely massacring their way through King's Bluff to get at her son Josiah, leading to hundreds of casualties. Once Seph finally reaches the boy, Seph turns him into a demon she christens Ammon before trying to have him slaughter his own sister as a passage of anointment.
  • Grendel: Tujiro XIV, the vampiric Kabuki dancer from the 21st century, is a Serial Killer who specializes in young boys. First he drains them of their blood while taking one of their eyes as a trophy, then eating the other. Tujiro runs a human slaving operation where people are kidnapped for forced servitude and he has easy access to any child he wants. Escaping justice at the hands of the mother of a victim, Tujiro ends up as Pope Innocent XLII in the 26th century, where thousands are worked to death and enslaved to him. Tujiro gruesomely murders those who discover his true nature and uses his position to continue his disturbing feeding habits. His ultimate goal is to create a gun to blot out the sun and establish a reign of vampires where humans are nothing but cattle.
  • Grimm Fairy Tales is a Darker and Edgier retooling of many classic stories, and it shows in some of its villains:
    • The Jabberwocky, the Big Bad of the The Wonderland Trilogy, is the ruler of Wonderland. A monstrous being who gleefully serves The Dark One, the Jabberwocky transformed Wonderland into a place of madness and chaos, enslaving and twisting all who are caught there until they are insane, monstrous parodies of themselves who exist only to inflict more madness and suffering on the world. Attempting to gain access to earth to both destroy it and spread the madness to all its denizens, the Jabberwocky gains a growing enmity with the Liddle family for Alice Liddle once foiling his plans. To this end, the Jabberwocky corrupts her son Johnny into the new Mad Hatter to set him against his sister Callie, having Callie's daughter kidnapped to use to invade Earth. A being of boundless cruelty and sadism, the Jabberwocky exists only to spread the madness that is the core of Wonderland.
    • Pan, the Big Bad of Neverland, was once a human boy named Jacob Wiles, who, when he found the magic paradise of Neverland, decided he simply never wanted to leave. Manipulating the exiled fairy Belle, Pan would wipe out her entire race and take over Neverland as a brutal tyrant, regularly torturing and killing the remaining denizens. To keep his immortality and powers, Pan would regularly abduct young boys from Earth, draining them of life and keeping their corpses enslaved as his undead army, or his twisted "Lost Boys". Upon confronting Nathan Cross, the only survivor of his cruelty, Pan mocks him for having failed to save his brother Tim so long ago and gleefully states that from this point on, there will be no future survivors. Utterly consumed with a lust for power and a desire to hurt others, Pan remains one of the most chilling, monstrous villains in the entire Grimm universe.
    • Robyn Hood: Cal King was once a bored, spoiled and sociopathic teen who was already a monster before leaving earth. A bigot who regularly tormented innocents, Cal boasted about stabbing a gay boy for fun and led the gang-rape of the heroine Robyn, carving out her eye for spite. After nearly being burned to death by Robyn in retribution, Cal returned with dark powers and an even greater drive for evil. Becoming the Sheriff of Nottingham, Cal glories in tormenting all under him and wishes to hunt down Robyn to torture her to death. Cal proceeds to try to murder all of her friends that he can get his hands on, and murders the child son of Prince John to take power for himself. While many others have been corrupted by the Dark One, Cal stands alone as a human who gleefully leaped into evil of his own accord.
    • Lucinda, the Dark Queen, is the ultimate villain of the Age of Darkness storyline, and one of the biggest threats in the entire comic. Once a bored sociopath of a princess who killed others for fun and allowed herself to be corrupted by the dark arts, Lucinda formed a partnership with the Dark One, Malec, and went on a killing spree with him to annihilate anything that didn't submit to her. When Malec had a child with another princess, Lucinda murdered the woman and commanded Malec to kill the infant who he named Lucifer, later murdering the surviving girl in her adulthood to twist the knife to Malec. Finally trying to kill Malec due to his "weakness", the Dark Queen takes over the realms with people being slaughtered by the thousands so Lucinda can bask in the agony of their fate. Intending to subjugate or murder everything she can, Lucinda only justifies herself by claiming that "bad girls have all the fun".
  • Gunsmoke: Jim Carr is an Amoral Attorney seeking to be the greatest cattle rustler in the West. To do so, he takes advantage of a village's tensions to create a range war so bad that "the range will run red." To do so, he murders some ranchers to do a Frame-Up for the other side. His original plan to kill a few more ranchers to start the war is complicated by the arrival of Gunsmoke. To speed things up, he kills the neutral sheriff, who happens to be his father-in-law, and tries to frame him as taking a side.
  • Habibi: The Sultan of Wanatolia, bored with his thousand wives, abducts the talented underage prostitute Dodola and challenges her to please him for seventy nights in a row, threatening her life if she doesn't succeed. When she fails on the last night, he locks her in cell for seven months and rapes her during a visit. He gives her a second chance with an impossible task: turning a jug of water into gold in a time limit of seventy months. When the girl searches for a solution in the library, he has the librarian beheaded for allowing a woman there. He reacts with a Lack of Empathy when Dodola announces the death of their son, and proceeds to rape her again. When Dodola succeeds the challenge playing on Exact Words, he has her executed anyway. At this moment, we learn that he regularly drowns his wives in the river when they become too old.
  • Hack/Slash:
    • The amnesiac, mysterious Samhain, an ally and later lover of heroine Cassandra "Cassie" Hack, is eventually revealed to be Akakios, the original "slasher" and founder of the evil Black Lamp Society. Regaining his memories and true personality, Akakios is disgusted by his former self's feelings for Cassandra, reasoning he could have taken her any time "whether she wanted it or not." Akakios forges the undead slashers into a fighting force and systematically kidnaps or kills everyone Cassie loved, purging the upper echelons of the Black Lamp Society for being "too nice," despite their own atrocities. Akakios plans to spread the slasher disease, turning innocent humans all over the globe into murderous monsters.
    • Ashley Guthrie is a slasher, who, while Laughably Evil and whose slasher form is a teddy bear, is still a sociopath. Even before becoming a slasher, he was a selfish, Creepy Child whose actions included strangling a litter of kittens to death just because he he was annoyed his cat was spending so much time with them; and caving in his baby brother's skull just because he was annoyed the brother was always playing with his toys. After becoming a slasher, his first acts were to cause his father to commit suicide and drive his mother insane. His very first appearance in the comic has him killing a little girl in a dream, similar to Freddy Krueger.
    • Andrew Rodin of the aforementioned Black Lamp Society may not have the deeds, attempted or actual, of Akakios; or the child-killing and own-family-tormenting of Ashley Guthrie, but, despite only appearing in the two-issue "Sons of Man" arc, stands out as unlike those two, he is completely human. He feeds one of his associates—who has done what he was asked—to two creatures, who eat him alive. Besides creating other creatures for evil purposes, he creates sentient sex slaves, not caring what happens to them; he also has killed at least one that had outlived its usefulness. Rodin doesn't care about the Society's beliefs; he only works for them since it gives him a chance to "indulge [his] sadistic side quite so much", something he states while torturing Samhain, who he later forces to kill one of Rodin's co-workers. In addition, Rodin video tapes his work, either for business reasons or, at least in one case, for his "personal collection."
  • Halloween: In these expanded universe comics note , all written by Stefan Hutchison, Michael Myers keeps his film counterpart's lack of any human emotion beyond hate and sadism, and is feared as the personification of evil itself for good reason. Keeping with the H20 timeline, Michael's spree in the first films is fully detailed here, revealing he has already killed at least 20 innocents, with his first kill being his own sister when he was six. These comics only add to Michael's evil, as he spends the 20 years between films going on a huge murder spree, where he decapitates the Haddonsville Beauty Pageant winner; murders an elementary school teacher then strings her up for her students to find; shoves razor blades into Halloween candy, and scoops a reporter's eyes out before replacing them with film rolls. Taking a sickening pleasure from tormenting his former psychologist, Samuel Loomis, Michael mocks the man's inability to stop him, and, when Loomis is nearing death due to a heart failure, Michael ensures his final moments are a living nightmare as he brutally tortures the man's best friend in front of him before leaving both to die. Michael then goes on yet another killing spree of a town's citizens, where he slashes a child's throat, kills numerous people in horrific ways, and hollows out a woman's skull before shoving a candle in her now empty head to make a jack-o'-lantern. Michael finishes the arc off by tricking the police into killing a man under the illusion he was Michael, and follows this up by burying one of his more evasive victims alive after stripping her naked. Earning his unofficial title of "bogeyman", Michael Myers is a perfect killing machine driven only by his desire to get the same sadistic thrill he obtained from butchering his own sister all those years ago.
  • Happy! by Grant Morrison, Darick Robertson, et al.: Mr. Blue is a mob boss looking to get his hands on the previous Don's load of cash, and will do anything to complete this mission. Employing torturers and murderers as well as cops he forces into service, notably threatening to have one's mother raped if she resists his orders, Mr. Blue orders a hit out on Nick Sax, one of his top enforcers, when Sax accidentally kills the only man who knows the password to the previous Don's safe. While sending his Torture Technician Mr. Smoothie after Sax to torture the password out of him, Mr. Blue simultaneously has half a dozen children kidnapped and plans to run a live stream of them being raped then likely killed to turn a profit on child pornography sites, and in the end tries to force Sax to watch the children's fate as revenge for making Blue exhaust so many resources looking for him.
  • He-Man and the Masters of the Universe (2012):
    • Skeletor is the ever-present main antagonist of this story, and the most personal foe the Masters of the Universe face throughout it. Originally one of the two possible heirs to the throne of Eternia, Skeletor was rejected his chance at the throne due to his half-Gar lineage, and as such, developed a deep-seeded hatred for his entire family and a lust for power. Making a deal with the monstrous entity Hordak, Skeletor poisoned the Eternia royalty; fatally stabbed his brother; kidnapped his infant niece and gave her to Hordak for him to torture and corrupt; and began laying siege to Eternia, leading to the slaughter of hundreds of innocents. With no care for anyone but himself, Skeletor tortures and kills his own minions, abuses his significant other, and regularly tries to betray his masters, while simultaneously going along with their plans gleefully, no matter how many innocents may die at his hands. Seemingly redeeming himself, Skeletor quickly reveals it was a ruse and, after killing Hordak and usurping the role of final villain, uses the tortured souls of billions of innocents to create a weapon that he first uses to annihilate dozens of planets and their populations, then reveals he will use it to annihilate everything that has ever existed across every dimension, and, on the off chance that he himself survives, he will rebuild the multiverse and rule over it as a god of death and evil. A psychopath who refused to be anything but the supreme master of all, and, failing at this, the destroyer of all, Skeletor was much more evil and much more serious than his usual incarnation.
    • The aforementioned Hordak is an ancient "space vampire" and is the root of all evil in the story. Once the member of a heavily-populated race, Hordak tricked his enemies, and his own people, into massacring each other in a huge war, at which point he absorbed their souls into himself, leaving them in tortured agony. Using his victims' corpses as his army, Hordak tried to take over Eternia before being banished into an alternate dimension, which he quickly took over as his own, and then used to enter the realm of Etheria, where he slowly slaughtered billions of innocents before devouring their souls. Later leading a full-scale invasion onto Eternia, Hordak reveals that his Dragon is actually the long-lost sister of He-Man, Adora, whom Hordak had kidnapped then tortured and corrupted into becoming his killing machine. Along with Mind Raping Adora anytime she would begin to realize her true heritage, Hordak sadistically murders her surrogate mother in front of her, then allows her to realize she is responsible for Eternia's imminent destruction. After dominating Eternia and regularly gorging on the souls of hundreds of citizens, Hordak destroys an entire planet to show his newfound power and reveals his plan to dominate the entire universe and turn it into a nightmarish realm where he is worshiped as a god while all those who oppose him suffer horribly. Serving as a contrast to Skeletor's omnicidal psychopathy, Hordak was a genocidal sociopath who believed all life to be inferior to himself.
  • Hellblazer: John Constantine has encountered depraved villains, but several leave the rest far behind:
    • The First of the Fallen was already said to be at the bottom of hell when Lucifer himself was cast down. Far more depraved, violent and sadistic than Lucifer, the First is introduced as a trader in souls whom John bests in a battle of wits. The First promptly devotes all energy to vengeance to destroy John in every way, shape and form, while destroying his friends and loved ones and condemning a city to an orgy of blood and violence, simply for his own enjoyment. The First shows no loyalty to allies and frequently destroys them, in one instance changing demon lord Nergal into a mortal to torture him simply for amusement. In his cruelest act, the First captured the soul of John's innocent sister and played upon her love for her hell-bound husband to manipulate her into staying in hell to split the torture between them.
    • Samuel Morris, known as The Family Man, was the first human being John Constantine ever killed. The Family Man was an old man with a penchant for happy families. Upon locating them, with a mother, father, and children, he would murder them by lacerating their bodies and ending by slashing their throats. Having murdered his own parents as a child, the Family Man had a habit of leaving no witnesses, with his victims including John's estranged father. Despite being only human, The Family Man remains one of the most evil and disturbing villains in Hellblazer's annals.
    • Joshua Wright was an unscrupulous magician with no compunction about rape, manipulation or murder. Wright seduced John Constantine's former lover Isabelle Bracknell, and made her his Scarlet Woman, a woman he could practice all his magic through. When he got bored of her, Wright would drive her to the lowest depths for a laugh, forcing her through painful body modification, raping her, getting her pregnant to make her get an abortion and having the aborted fetus implanted under her skin, and having her prostitute herself. In his own words, he was merely amusing himself at this point. When he got tired of her, he murdered her with a hammer. When confronted by John, Wright shows no remorse, gloating "that's what magic's all about, innit? Fucking someone. One way or another."
  • Hellboy: In this dark world, Nimue, the Queen of Blood, reigns supreme as the greatest monster. Once a mighty sorceress who betrayed the great Wizard Merlin and imprisoned him to live eternally in his own grave, Nimue was imprisoned for 1,500 years by the witches of Britain. Upon her revival to lead the Wild Hunt, Nimue destroys the other witches of Britain and sets about marshaling an army of the Fae. When one ambassador comes to her to say his king will stand with her, Nimue forces him to murder his king, cut out his heart and forge her a new crown with it. Nimue launches vicious purges to ensure there is no threat to her rule, intending to exterminate humanity to the last man. When defeated and being dragged to hell by the witches she'd murdered, Nimue spitefully tears out Hellboy's heart to ensure she won't face damnation alone.
  • Highlander: The American Dream, by Brian Ruckley et al.: John Hooke first arrived in America on the Mayflower and has been a scourge ever since. First seen as an officer in the Confederacy, Hooke attempts to lure Connor MacLeod off the safety of Holy Ground by massacring an entire village, shooting a man to death as a warning to Connor and beating a second to death with an empty gun. Over the centuries, Hooke is a thief and a Serial Killer, murdering countless innocent people simply for sport and pleasure with a fixation of stealing an eye from each victim he kills. Finally drawing Connor's ire, Hooke attempts to eliminate him and his friend Osta Vazilek by sending the Kurgan himself after them so he may take the other's head unimpeded. While the Kurgan is likened to a wolf, Hooke is seen as a rabid dog and is seen by Connor as one of his most vile enemies in all his centuries of life.
  • A History of Violence: "Little" Lou Manzi is a ravenously psychotic mob boss and Torture Technician who makes Cold-Blooded Torture his hobby. Since becoming the head of the boss twenty years before the story, Manzi keeps a man as a toy, torturing him in every conceivable way he can think of day in and day out till the man is nothing more than an armless, legless chunk of meat—barely alive and conscious. In present, he tries to get the man's partner back to be his victim as well by threatening his family and his young children.
  • Hook Jaw: Dr. Gelder is a mixture of incompetence, greed, and malice. When the titular shark menaces his island paradise, which he has stolen from the natives, Gelder refuses to take the threat seriously and even carelessly draws the shark to attack his undersea restaurant, resulting in his wealthy guests being massacred. Only caring about the financial consequences, Gelder tries to have Hook Jaw killed, but when the shark is drugged, Gelder decides to keep it for the money-making potential and promises the leader of the natives, Sharkie, that if he drugs Hook Jaw in the water, Gelder will give him back his island. Gelder allows blood to be thrown into the water to drive Hook Jaw mad, resulting in Sharkie's near death. When he gets fed up, Gelder even evicts the entire native populace on small boats, sending the men, women and children into the shark-infested waters and almost certain death. When his own incompetence dooms the island, Gelder tries to steal the boats from the natives and shoots any who try to stop him, condemning them to die on the island before kicking his loyal bodyguard to Hook Jaw to save his own skin.

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  • InSEXts, by Marguerite Bennett et al.: The Hag is an ancient monster who savors human suffering more than anything. In Victorian times, the Hag contracts with Lalita "Lady" Bertram's cruel husband to help her run a brothel where women are forced into slavery so the Hag can preside over their pain. Murdering women and girls on the streets of London, the Hag also frequently commands her slaves to hurt each other while having sex for her amusement. When heroines Lady and her lover Mariah manage to track the Hag down, she dominates the mind of Lady's former sister-in-law to have her kill Lady's infant son and announces her intention to massacre everyone in the brothel to escape, before trying to Mind Rape Lady and her friends with visions of their worst fear. Flashbacks demonstrate that the Hag has been murdering and torturing for a long time, having chosen of her own volition to become a monster long ago.
  • Invincible: Grand Regent Thragg, ruler of the Viltrumite empire, continues the brutal traditions of only the strong surviving, conquest and genocide throughout the galaxy. Ordering the deaths of countless billions, Thragg leads his people against the heroic half-Viltrumite Markus "Mark" Grayson, resulting in the loss of their homeworld. Opting to lurk on earth to breed a new army of Viltrumites with the survivors, Thragg learns his Arch-Enemy, Mark's father Nolan, is the true heir of the empire. Thragg attempts to murder him, only to be defeated and exiled where he travels to a short lived species' world, taking it over and forcibly breeding thousands upon thousands of disposable half-Viltrumites who initially age quickly. Initiating a new war, Thragg attempts to wipe out entire worlds to establish the New Viltrumite Empire, using his own children as Cannon Fodder that he can send to literally break upon their enemy, dying pointlessly by the hundreds before attempting to destroy earth and his old Viltrumite followers now defending it. A cruel tyrant obsessed with his ideals of strength at the expense of all else, Thragg remained Mark's most personal foe and the author of endless misery.
  • Irredeemable: The Plutonian was once a superhero who only saved lives for the adoration it brought him. However, his inability to handle any form of criticism led to him snapping and becoming the most evil being the world had ever known. Starting his evil campaign by painfully lobotomizing his teenage sidekick, Plutonian later massacred the population of Sky City, numbering in the millions, to keep a mistake he made from going public. After hunting down his former teammates and brutally murdering them and their entire families, children and babies included, Plutonian annihilates the country of Singapore solely because an ambassador from said country lied to him. Seemingly locked away forever on an alien planet, Plutonian rejects an alien's attempts to redeem him and leads a breakout with a group of psychotic criminals. Returning to Earth, Plutonian carves his own insignia into the U.S.A., killing thousands of people; slaughters entire cities; and uses dozens of superheroes as ammo to fling into space. After trying to murder the last remaining superheroes, Plutonian is fully willing to let the entire Earth perish due to radiation poisoning just to spite his nemesis, Qubit, only saving the planet because his own life is on the line. Though having many possible excuses and sympathetic moments throughout the story, it is slowly revealed that Plutonian was ultimately nothing more than a childish sociopath who would kill innumerable innocents just because he wasn't universally loved by all, while caring for no one but himself.
  • Jack the Ripper, by Francois Debois & Jean-Charles Poupard: Jean-Martin Charcot is the ultimate Man Behind the Man to Jack the Ripper himself, alongside all his other crimes in the story. As a famous neuroscientist and master of hypnotism, Charcot's evil started when a group of his students accidentally hypnotized a woman into killing her own sister. Taking advantage of the hypnotic trance they used, Charcot and his students begin hypnotizing their various patients into bringing out their psychopathic killer sides, leading to some becoming Serial Killers while others massacre their entire families, children included, before killing themselves. When Inspector Abberline begins investigating him, Charcot hypnotizes the man into killing his own girlfriend before going on to become a Serial Killer, and Charcot shows absolutely no concern over one of his former students becoming Jack the Ripper while the others die one by one. Though using scientific discovery as an excuse for his truly wicked actions, Charcot was ultimately an attention-seeking lunatic willing to kill all in his way in his path to fame.
  • James Bond, by Warren Ellis for Dynamite Comics:
    • Slaven Kurjak, from the first arc, VARGR, seems to be a respected Serbian inventor, but in actuality is a former worker at concentration camps during the Kosovo War. Longing to replicate the series of contained tortures and experiments on an unprecedented scale, Kurjak starts peddling a flesh-eating drug throughout Britain as a test pool, resulting in countless lives being agonizingly lost to the drug. Once ousted, Kurjak slaughters the totality of his own staff and gloats to Bond as he leaves him to die in a decontamination chamber that his intention is to turn the entire world into a grand system of horrific torture and cruelty, where he and other like-minded sadists can slake their thirst for hurting people with full impunity.
    • Hammerhead Spinoff, by Andy Diggle & Luca Casalanguida: Victoria Hunt intends to usurp her father's company and take the railgun project Hammerhead for her own by having her father murdered. Secretly the underworld mastermind "Kraken", Victoria seduces Bond and arranges a nuke to be delivered to Yemen to be detonated there. When this fails, Victoria opts to nuke London to wipe the city and everyone in it off the map while blackmailing Britain's allies to fall behind her in a resurgent British Empire. Upon seeing the approach of British forces, Victoria has Hammerhead simply begin vaporizing all of them, intending to rule the world from the shadows in a brutal regime.
  • Jeremiah Harm, by Keith Giffen, Alan Grant, et al.: Dak Moira, an educated, vicious Mad Artist, is the Arch-Enemy of Jeremiah Harm and the most dangerous criminal in the universe. Staging a breakout of the penal colony he's imprisoned in alongside his cohorts Ayamo Skyver and Brune S'maze, Dak destroys the prison, killing thousands, before making his way to the Bronx. Seeking the Basal Shard underneath the city, Dak has Brune enshroud half of the Bronx in a noxious cloud meant to slowly suffocate everyone to death to clear the way, and sends Ayamo to start cannibalizing random people in the street to deter Harm once he learns he's in pursuit. Casually murdering people on his own and ordering dozens of innocent people horribly dissolved alive by Brune once a cashier misinterprets his orders, Dak eventually reveals his goal to simply obliterate the entire universe as an act of cosmic murder-suicide, simply to create what he feels is the perfect artistic masterpiece of murder. Decapitating Ayamo to use her blood to gain entrance to the Basal Chamber, Dak happily announces his intention to torture Harm's human friends to death before killing everything else. A self-styled artisan with thousands of bodies to his name and desiring countless trillions more to follow suit, Dak's posh facade merely guises a blood-hungry sociopath who commits murder simply for fun.
  • Jinnrise, by Sohaib Awan, Tom Taylor, et al.: The Kibr is the tyrannical overlord of the Kibrani, an alien race currently invading the Earth. A stout believer in Might Makes Right, the Kibr is convinced of the idea that he deserves to lord over all beings that he deems worthy of living, and to this end, uses the Kibrani empire to enslave and wipe out entire species across the universe, claiming billions of lives throughout the cosmos, regardless how defenseless or pacifistic the race may be. Once arriving on Earth, the Kibr orders entire cities obliterated, all while manipulating his top agent Lahasad Brim into serving him by proclaiming his son died on the battlefield to motivate him. In reality, the Kibr himself murdered Lahasad Brim's son with his bare hands just to keep Brim under his thumb, alongside promising a man the release of his family should he assist the Kibrani, despite the fact that the Kibr has already killed said family. His master plan being to use the powers of the ancient magical race of Jinn to destroy or subjugate everything that isn't the Kibrani, the Kibr tries to murder Yunus's aunt and uncle just to torture the boy, and gleefully reveals to Lahasad Brim his hand in the murder of his son while mocking his compassion for said son. His goals being nothing but a lust for battle and conquest, the Kibr would have encompassed the entire universe in death as long as it meant establishing himself as the most powerful being to ever live.
  • John Flood, by Justin Jordan, Jorge Coelho, & Tamra Bonvillain: Randall Tate is a sociopath sponsored by the government to commit any and all crimes he wishes, something he takes full advantage of every chance he gets. Opening the comic up by slaughtering a camping party before snapping a young man's neck to steal his home, Tate is sent after the titular John Flood when Flood makes connections to Tate's murders, which amount in the thousands and include men, women, children, and even babies. While hunting down Flood, Tate butchers a man and keeps his remains in his freezer, before shooting up several restaurants and lighting numerous buildings on fire to distract the police from his coming massacre of the local police station. When finally confronting Flood, Tate gleefully reveals he has no loves ones, no home, and no motive for his crimes. He just likes killing and has made his entire way of life revolve around how many innocents he can kill at any given time.
  • John Woo's Seven Brothers, by John Woo, Garth Ennis, & Jeevan Kang: The Son of Hell is a malevolent sorcerer who attempts to Take Over the World through the enslavement of the Dragon Lines, uncaring of the havoc this could wreak upon the world. The Son of Hell establishes his cruelty by condemning the souls of the tens of thousands men making up China's fleet to never-ending torment and nearly obliterates the world in his mad bid to enslave the Dragon Lines, only stopped by his abused apprentice Fong. Awakening centuries later, the Son of Hell brutally slaughters an expedition team and eats the brain of a billionaire CEO, walking into his skin to assume his identity and using the man's resources to resume his conquest. When he's confronted by Fong's descendants, the Son of Hell orders them all murdered in public and, upon being confronted by their coordinator Rachel, the Son of Hell callously states he seeks to abolish mankind of all choice—and clean up as much of humanity itself he deems necessary in this process.
  • Jurassic Strike Force 5: Master Zalex is an evil alien overlord who desires to rule the entire galaxy. After landing on planet Earth, Zalex captures several dinosaurs and forces the Nodes aliens to turn them into super soldiers, threatening to destroy their planet if they don't help him. Millions of years later, after Zalex and his Reptilian dinosaurs are awakened, Zalex kills all the scientists who mistakenly wake him up, shortly before he and the Reptilians invade a submarine base and slaughter most of the soldiers in the vicinity. He later forces the survivors to assist him in his schemes, and nearly kills the Strike Force dinosaurs when they confront him. Zalex gets the dinosaurs to surrender by kidnapping Saral and threatening to kill her in front of them. Once captured, Zalex tries to convert the Strike Force into mindless slaves with a serum, and even sends his Reptilians to try and kill Tyler. When the serum is destroyed, Zalex tries to kill the Strike Force again by blowing up the submarine base, and he later invades Washington, D.C., where he and his Reptilians start destroying the city and killing anyone who opposes him. After the President refuses to submit to Zalex's demands, Zalex tries to blow up the city with a nuclear warhead. A violent warlord who craves absolute domination, Zalex cares about nothing but ruling over species lesser than him, and will kill anyone who opposes him or is deemed useless.
  • Kill Shakespeare: King Richard III is the psychopathic main antagonist of the comic, behind much of the evil. Once gaining sentience after being created by Shakespeare, Richard slaughtered his entire royal family and took the throne for himself, and uses his position to brutally tax and starve his subjects while allowing his soldiers free reign to rape and murder as they please. With no tolerance for failure or resistance, Richard carves the eyes out of one of his troops for failing guard duty, has an entire village of a group of rebels burned and every male child executed, and buries one of his foes alive. In the end, Richard leads a final assault against the rebel forces known as the Prodigals, ordering Lady Macbeth to annihilate the enemy forces, uncaring that his own troops will be caught in the blast, and plans to murder Shakespeare and take his magic quill for himself, using it to rewrite reality and make himself a god.
  • Kismet: Man of Fate: Herr Schering is a Gestapo agent sent to retaliate against the assassination of Colonel Freydrich. He goes about this retaliation by ordering a massacre of the surrounding area, planning to take out over 7,000 innocents by the time he finished. He gets to 700 in one day before being captured by Kismet. He is then taken to the headquarters of La Résistance, which he tries to escape by threatening to blow up the base with his men still inside.
  • Lady Killer, by Joelle Jones et al.: Irving is an elderly assassin who assists heroine Josie Schuller in defeating and escaping from the brutal assassin leader Stenholm. Upon confronting Stenholm himself, Irving tortures him to death before fleeing. Later teaming up with Josie to go into the assassination business as partners, Irving is revealed to an escaped criminal from Nazi Germany whose real name is Dr. Reinhardt. In Germany, Reinhardt would take payment from men, women and children seeking to flee the country before murdering them by injecting them with what he said was vaccines, but was actually cyanide. He would store the corpses in his basement while he robbed their belongings. A revolted Josie attempts to break their partnership, only for Irving to murder her husband's boss to show he's not playing around. When Josie reiterates her desire for him to leave, Irving attempts to attack her home to kill her and her husband and children if they get caught in his path.
  • Lament of the Lost Moors:
    • First Cycle: Mage Bedlam is The Usurper king of Eruin Duela. After breaking a pact of peace, he warred with and killed his half-Brother Wulf the White Wolf and cursed the battlefield. His secret alter ego Lord Blackmore marries Wulf's widow with the promise of keeping her and Wulf's daughter Sioban safe. He repeatedly wounds and rapes his wife, and attempts to kill her by setting fire to the bedroom. He also had an entire clan decimated out of rivalry and keeps their skulls in a chest. Realizing that the young Sioban is the one destined to dethrone him, he tries several times to kill her. When one of his men dares to criticizes him, he forces him to eat a magical bud that sprouts in him. Finally, he launches his army on his castle with the intentions of massacring the inhabitants, and when his niece Sioban rejects his offer to marry him, he once again tries to dispose of her.
    • Second Cycle:
      • Moriganes: Aube is the Wicked Witch who terrorizes the population of the moors of Glen Sarrick. She first set up a trap for the Warriors of Mercy by placing a giant snake around the body of a knight she just killed. The knights also find out that she killed a couple and their child in their home. She is next seen throwing a large amount of human bones off a cliff. She later enters a church, burns the hand of a priest and collapses the building on the bystanders. When the witch hunter Monk tries to bait her, she sends another snake to kill him. Seeing the knights coming to the Dylfel castle, she gleefully plans to make chalk out of their bones. It is soon revealed that she was assisting her mistress the Morigane Diane de Hartwick in the murder of Eryk of Dylfel.
      • Sill Valt: The Lady with the stoat fur coat disappointed with her crippled daughter Guinea pledged allegiance to the Moriganes in exchange for a magical armor that would give her strength and endurance so she can pretend Guinea is a strong man then forced her to serve the Moriganes. Luring men by the dozen to her castle, she picks one and leaves the others at the door where they cry and are tormented by the demonic guard Perrock nights and days until they starve. She then spends several nights with her lovers until she kills them. When the knight Sill Valt comes to her castle to confront the Guinea Lord, she uses her charms on him and requests her daughter to prepare a coffin for him. She forces herself on him for two nights then gives him a poisonous bite for defying her order not to look at her. When Guinea stands against her mother to save Sill Valt, she furiously attacks her and mortally wounds her.
  • Lanfeust de Troy and related series: Thanos was once the most brilliant student of the city of Eckmul, but succumbed to a hunger for power and cruelty. Becoming a pirate in service to the brutal Baron Averroes, his men would attack ships, slaughter and rob those aboard and rape the women they found. When he captured Lanfeust himself, Thanos tortured him by slicing him open and cutting his eyes out. It is soon revealed that Thanos is Baron Averroes and intends to sack the city of Or-Azur, with the threat that there will soon be no virgins left in the city. When he conquers Eckmul, Thanos kills those who he thinks can oppose his rule, and forces the heroine Cixi to kill Thanos's own brother by using her magic to boil his blood in his body. Forcing the sages to serve him, Thanos threatens their families should they resist, and when hunting a vigilante opposing him, Thanos allows his pet monsters to eat a random man in the crowd as a point. When he finally faces Lanfeust for the fate of Eckmul, Thanos brags the reason he will win is because he is simply the most evil. In the second series, after joining Prince Delhu in his conspiracy, he coldly murders the only woman who ever loved him, abducts Lanfeust and Cixi's son Glin, manipulates him and drugs him with a substance that causes him murderous urges before killing Prince Delhu to become the sole ruler of the Galaxy. In Cixi of Troy, we learn that during his tyranny on Troy, he threw a pirate crew into an arena to be fed to an Hydra, allowed Duke Kraniol to experiment on captives—one of them being a child—and planned to kill all the sages to become even more powerful. He also repeatedly abused his mistress Cixi and when she got pregnant with his child, he accelerated the development of the fetus, not caring that Cixi would die in the process.
  • Lara Croft and the Frozen Omen, by Corinna Bechko et al.: In this Tomb Raider miniseries, the demon simply known as the Unnameable was once a member of the ancient shadow walkers that lived on the Earth. Upon possessing a human, the Unnameable develops an intelligence and an ambition that motivates it to try and scour the Earth of all life to remake it as a hellish world of rock and fire populated solely by demons in his likeness. Stopped by the Ice Age and putting pieces of himself into ivory statuettes, the Unnameable resurfaces, and, possessing a politician named Mr. Green, immediately begins corralling the pieces back to him, leading to the unwilling possession and death of many people. When nearly complete, the Unnameable scorches the surrounding area to a flaming crisp and burns alive the first man who tries to stop him in his crusade to take over the planet.
  • The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen: Hawley Griffin, aka The Invisible Man, is a psychopath recruited by England so that his powers could be utilized for special missions, and is far worse than his literary counterpart. Introduced hiding in an all-girls boarding school, Griffin's been taking advantage of his powers to rape the teenagers there. He's already impregnated three girls and is apprehended in the process of raping a fourth. When he joins the league, it's not out of any sense of altruism but because he's been promised a cure for his condition, a pardon for his crimes, and a large sum of money. During his tenure on the team, Griffin displays streaks of cruelty and cowardice in equal measure. At one point he beats an innocent constable to death simply because he wanted the man's clothes, and at the climax of the team's first adventure, Griffin attempts to abandon the league to their deaths when things get too dangerous. With the arrival of the invading Martians, Griffin eagerly approaches them and sells out his entire planet to the invaders just so he can rule alongside them. Griffin gives the Martians information on where the human artillery positions are so they can slaughter their opposition; tries to get his teammates killed by selling out the location of their hideout's location; brutalizes Mina Murray while stealing valuable military information; and advises the Martians to use their Red Weed to destroy the Thames and incapacitate the Nautilus. In a series where even monsters can be heroes, Griffin was never anything but a selfish, megalomaniacal snake who was willing to let his race be butchered and enslaved just so he could rule over what was left.
  • Les Légendaires: Anathos is an Omnicidal Maniac with absolutely no code of honor. Imprisonned in the Bearer by his kind for destroying the original planet of Alysia, Anathos seeks to free himself by manipulating the elf Shimy into receiving his mark so that he could use her as his host. When the Legendaries prevent him from using Shimy, he takes possession of Danael before crushing and savagely crippling the protagonists and mocking Jadina about her relationship with the now-"deceased" Danael. After killing Elysio, Darkhell and the Guardian who tried to stop him, he leads a rampage with his Hellions across the world to annihilate humanity by wiping out the major cities, sicking the Vulturs on the survivors and creating a plague to exterminate people he wouldn't bother killing himself. He orders his Hellions to physically and mentally torture Tenebris for information, and when his Dark Mistress Dark Jadina begs him forgiveness for failing to kill the original Jadina, he blows her head off just after pretending to forgive her. Humiliated by the Legendaries, he attempts one last time to destroy Alysia before Kalandre stops him.
  • The Legend of Luther Strode: Jack the Ripper himself is a super-powered Serial Killer who was released from the box in which he was bound in order to fight Luther. After being freed, he quickly disembowels a young crime boss and takes the first opportunity to kill the man who unbound him. Traveling to a crowded mall, Jack then utterly butchers hundreds of the innocent civilians shopping there. When Luther and his girlfriend Petra find the grisly scene, they discover that Jack hadn't actually killed anyone, but mutilated them and made sculptures from their bodies while leaving them alive with their pain. When Petra leads the survivors out of the mall after he tries to get her to inadvertently shoot them, Jack becomes enraged, wanting have more "fun" with them. Believing Luther to be at his mercy, Jack then taunts him with how he plans to kill Petra in front of him. Desiring nothing but to see the world "drown in blood", Jack stands out even in a comic filled with crazed blood knights.
  • Locke & Key: The unnamed demon who possessed teenager Lucas "Dodge" Caravaggio is a sadistic and cruel monster who is behind all the bad happenings in the story. Originally a seemingly animalistic entity, the demon, taking the name "Dodge" after possessing Lucas, develops human-like emotions and personality, which only enhance his capacity for wickedness. An emotionally manipulative psychopath, the demon happily commits various atrocities throughout the story, from turning an emotionally unstable teen into a Serial Killer, to physically and emotionally abusing a woman before mind raping and eventually ruthlessly murdering her, to deliberately forcing a recovering alcoholic into a drunken stupor simply to strain her relationship with her daughter. Eliminating anyone who could oust him as a monster, the demon goes to any lengths to silence those suspicious of him, from destroying their minds, leaving them as empty shells, to outright killing them, with children being no exception. After possessing a young boy named Bode, leaving his soul trapped as a ghost unable to interact with his family or ask for help, the demon first kills the boy's best friend who gets suspicious of him, then uses a shadow army to capture hundreds of people, killing any of them who resist, and reveals his master plan: To bring forth a select group of his kind who will assist him in taking over the world, massacring any humans who resist and turning those who survive into his tortured slaves, all for his newly-developed god complex. Though originally having no morality, the demon showed that after possessing Dodge he had become fully aware of morals and good in the world, but chose to turn on his whole race and become a god to rule over humanity because he simply liked being evil.
  • The Lone Warrior: The Dictator's Shadow is a supervillain and Nazi spymaster in the United States. First seen berating Herr Kampf for failing to destroy a military base's armory, he then has Kampf infiltrate a mock battle exercise as one side to massacre the other. When the Lone Warrior shows up to capture Kampf, the Shadow leaves him in a gas chamber, the first of many death traps the spymaster would put our hero in. Escaping capture when this operation is busted, the Shadow tries to acquire a machine that can permanently shut down any motor, subjecting its inventor to Cold-Blooded Torture to get it. After testing the machine on a fleet of airplanes, killing almost everybody aboard, the Shadow has his Torture Technician kill his captive by burning his skin off. He then leads a land invasion of Washington, D.C., crashing many more planes in the process. The Warrior shows up to stop the Shadow, but the latter tries to melt him with lava while Faking the Dead via creating a false shadow to escape. He then purchases a race of giants from The Gestapo to use as Slave Mooks in an assassination campaign against the American military high command. When the Lone Warrior tries to stop the murder, the Shadow speeds up the process by having the giants drive the generals out of a meeting so he can gun them down himself. When this fails, he leaves the giants to be slaughtered while he tries to escape.
  • The Lost Boys: The Lost Girl, by Tim Seeley et al.: In this comic, taking place shortly after the first film, Agnes Underwood is a seemingly-sweet old lady in Santa Carla, but is in fact the head vampire behind the Blood Belles and the secret mastermind of their operations. Agnes recruits the Blood Bells by preying on the needs of lost and lonely girls before turning them into vampires. With Agnes operating behind the scenes, the Blood Belles kill off the hunters of Santa Carla, including Grandpa Emerson, abduct and turn multiple children, and plot to awaken ancient vampires (Tlahuelpuchi) to conquer the world and bring about the age of vampires. Agnes also had Star placed in Santa Carla to infiltrate the Lost Boys to make a power play of her own. What makes Agnes worse is that all these things are a mere means to a petty and selfish end: for centuries Agnes sought the pure blood of the mother vampires to restore her youth. Agnes also takes Lucy Emerson and Laddie hostage under the threat of death, as well as kills and turns the residents and orderlies as a local retirement home. Besides having no loyalty to the Tlahuelpuchi, Agnes dismisses the deaths of the Blood Belles by simply saying she can make more, and tries to force Star to test the pure blood to see if it will kill her or make her lose her humanity, calling it a win-win scenario.
  • Malignant Man, by James Wan,‎ Michael Alan Nelson, & Piotr Kowalski: The enigmatic Mr. Cancio, better known under the apt moniker of “Mr. Cancer”, is a powerful CEO who desires nothing but power through the alien parasites known as the Malignants. Feeding off the potential power of Malignant host Alan during the initial experiments set up to infuse sick orphan children with the Malignants, Cancer drives Alan into using his powers to slaughter his own friends in a panic to break the man and use him as a pawn years later. When Alan is grown, Cancer sends his men to massacre their way through a hospital and later a military base to intercept Alan's progress, and later spitefully murders the kindly Dr. Ezra and all the orphans he's gathered in an attempt to revive the early projects to dissuade Alan. Cancer's ultimate goal is to breed an army of Malignant super humans to Take Over the World and crush any resistance, laughing that Alan lacks the “vision” he has when beating him down. A cold, cruel man, Mr. Cancer is appropriately cancerous in personality and goals, with no illusions about all the horrific acts he orchestrates in the pursuit of advancement.
  • Mega Man (Archie): Ra Moon is a sinister AI who crash-landed on Earth centuries ago with aspirations of control. Manipulating an ancient civilization into worshipping it—and even establishing bloody ritual sacrifice in its name— Ra Moon eventually tires of its slaves and decimates the entire civilization whilst sealing itself underground. Upon returning from dormancy in the present day and being found by Dr. Wily, Ra Moon placidly provides for Wily's conquests before betraying the doctor and revealing its intention to scour the planet of both humans and robots alike, unleashing a global EMP wave and causing worldwide catastrophe. Intending on powering up its wave to boil out the brains of any humans it hasn't already killed, Ra Moon's response to resistance is to turn Wily's own creation against him and order it to start maiming Dr. Wily before murdering him, and brainwashing every Robot Master that stands against it.
  • The Mice Templar: Even for a series that thrives off Grey and Gray Morality, there are still a few villains who stand out for being incredibly vicious.
    • Captain Tosk is the leader of King Icarus's Rat Guard army. With thousands of rats at his disposal, Tosk leads his army from village to village, where he and his rats slaughter anyone in sight and round up all the survivors so they can be used for slaves in Icarus's palace. During Tosk's raid at Cricket's Glen, he fights and kills exiled Templar Master Deishun and personally cuts off Leito's arm before transporting the survivors to Icarus's palace. After the slaves are freed by Karic and Cassius, and Tosk is reassigned to Dealrach Ard-Vale, Tosk goes against his superiors' orders and leaves the city, longing to raze more villages. When he captures another group of slaves, Tosk has some of the mice run through a nursery of baby rats, both so he can watch as they're Devoured by the Horde, and also so he can indoctrinate a new generation of rats into hating mice. Upon discovering that one of his lieutenants betrayed him and tried to free a group of mice, Tosk orders the mice to club the lieutenant to death instead of giving the lieutenant a merciful execution. Even after the mice comply with Tosk's demands, he forces the mice to run through the nursery, telling them that they can now "run free." A vicious Blood Knight who craves violence, Tosk cares about nothing but killing as many mice as possible, even if it means defying orders or murdering his fellow soldiers.
    • Boris the Torturer, the Torture Technician of King Icarus's empire, thrives off experimenting in his "craft." When first introduced, he's interrogating a prisoner by burning her with heated tongs while he's nonchalantly talking to Captain Tosk. When Boris isn't torturing or experimenting on prisoners, he's choosing them to be sacrificed for the Druid priests, where the victims are impaled very slowly with a Templar blade. When Leito and the other mice from Cricket's Glen try to escape their dungeon, Boris orders his guards to recapture them and spare as many as possible so they can be used for future sacrifices or torture. Boris tries to find the ringleader behind their attempted escape so he can punish him accordingly, but ends up choosing Harad instead of Leito; Boris punishes Harad by gouging out his only eye. During the Samhain festival, Boris picks twelve prisoners to be Eaten Alive by a Serpent God—including Karic's entire family—but spares Leito for the sake of his own amusement.
    • Pilot the Tall is a fallen Templar who betrayed his Templar brethren and pledged allegiance to King Icarus. Working under Tosk's command, he spent twelve seasons finding exiled Templars so Tosk and Icarus's army could hunt them down and kill them. He's also responsible for the destruction of Cricket's Glen and Master Deishun's demise. After being rescued by Karic and learning about his encounter with the Fish Gods, he agrees to take him to the Great Ash Tree—not for the sake of helping him fulfill his prophecy, but to use Karic as a trump card to prolong his life. When his plans fail, he goes back to King Icarus to try and get back in his inner circle, only to be denied and thrown into his dungeon. He later escapes Icarus's palace with Leito and Harad, where he brainwashes Leito into hating Karic and murders Harad once he grows suspicious of him. At the final battle, he and Leito meet with a small group of mice and sneak back into Icarus's palace through a secret tunnel. When bats storm the tunnel, he convinces Leito to leave the other mice to die, and later orders Leito to attack Karic once they finally confront each other. When Leito discovers that he was deceived, he tries to flee, only to run into Cassius. Even after he is beaten by Cassius and is on the floor pleading for mercy, he waits until Cassius turns his back before he stabs and nearly kills him. Manipulative, cowardly, and only concerned about his own survival, he stands out as a creature with no redeeming qualities whatsoever.
  • The Mighty: Alpha One is a seemingly benevolent superhero who soon reveals himself to be something far worse. An alien banished from his homeworld due to his desire to wipe out 10% of the population who were, in his mind, "vagrants", Alpha landed on Earth where he instantly massacred hundreds of soldiers on two sides of a war to test his new powers granted to him by the Earth's sun. Becoming a superhero to gain the trust of humanity, Alpha is in actuality arranging accidents that kill innocents by the hundreds, notably sinking the Titanic, then kidnapping innocent survivors of said accidents and performing horrifying experiments on them, leading to their untimely demises. Having thousands of victims of just his experiments over the centuries, Alpha allies with his new partner, Gabriel Cole, and continues his plans while making Cole his "friend" as they stop terrorists from detonating a nuke that Alpha himself had them construct. When Cole finds out the truth, Alpha reveals that he seeks to create dozens of humans with superpowers like himself, and, after failing to impregnate dozens of women, many unwillingly, Alpha decided to perform experiments on people to get his results. Once perfecting the experiments, Alpha plans to make the powered individuals his "master race", then use them to purge humanity of its "chaotic" and "evil" free will, all while keeping his Master Race under his thumb with threats of death to any who oppose him. Though claiming to want to "save" humankind and seeming to genuinely like Cole, both of these are utterly disproved by the end, where Alpha devolves into ranting that he is a god and boasts that he is happy for the chance to kill Cole, having decided that the man doesn't "deserve" to live under his rule.
  • Miracleman: Kid Miracleman, as re-envisioned by Alan Moore and John Totleben, is both so powerful and so psychotic that his alter ego, the young and innocent Johnny Bates, resists uttering his transformation word. When Johnny finally does so to stop the boys in his group home from raping him, Kid Miracleman tears apart his assailants and momentarily considers sparing the one nurse who'd been kind to him. Then he reconsiders, lest people say he's "going soft", and punches the top half of her head into a fine red mist. And that's just the beginning: he then rampages through London, creating possibly the most visceral Scenery Gorn in history by massacring tens of thousands and desecrating their corpses by draping their flayed skins from clothes lines, creating a chessboard with breasts as pieces, and making a rain of severed hands and feet. During his destructive rampage, he prefers to mutilate the children in his path rather than kill them outright.
  • Monster World, by Philip Kim, Steve Niles, et al.: "John Price" is the enigmatic leader of the Order of Zevetine, a secretive cult that has used its powers to enslave monsters for their own purposes. Having wandered the Earth for centuries bringing mayhem and ruin to whatever is in his way, Price is given the sinister epitaph "Böser Geist"—"ghoul" or "fiend" in German—by soldiers in World War I for slaughtering soldiers on both sides with his monsters, in one case massacring a field of 1,000 soldiers for seemingly no other reason than his own amusement. In the 1930s, Price gives his aid to a floundering movie company by lending them his monsters to use in their films—but transforms the head of the company into a werewolf to force him to slaughter innocent people in tribute to the wicked cult, with any other loose ends disposed of through his monsters.
  • Murena: The cruel gladiator Massam shows what kind of person he is when he rapes and kills one of his fellow gladiators, then threatens Numidian Balba that he will eat him. Seeing the latter as a Worthy Opponent, Massam deliberately provokes him by killing a man Balba decided to spare, fighting his young and inexperienced friend Proyas and killing him against the will of the host of the game. As a henchman for Emperor Nero, he orders a fat histrion to be fed to his panthera, throws a young male prostitute into a fireplace, smothers a man in his own feces after telling the information he wanted, murders the old pontiff and with the Emperor rapes the Vestal Virgin Rubria. After the burning of Rome, Massam plans to sell Lucius Murena who caused the fire and takes satisfaction in building his fortune on ruins. In his final confrontation with Balba, upon being defeated he unleashes his panthera, who mortally wounds the Numidian fighter. Without limit to his gratuitous cruelty, Massam stands out in a morally grey setting with many unsympathetic characters.
  • Nailbiter: Garth "Morty" Diggins, better known as The Master, is the secret mastermind of the evil behind the town of Buckaroo, Oregon. Having come to Buckaroo decades ago, The Master experimented with killers to discover what turns a person into one. Having discovered a "Serial Killer gene", the Master took those who tested positive and mentally tortured them to activate the latent gene within them, resulting in over a dozen becoming serial killers known collectively as the Buckaroo Butchers. When Agent Finch and Sheriff Sharon Crane begin investigating the disappearance of an FBI agent who got too close to the truth, the Master reveals he tortured and mutilated said agent before turning an FBI agent into a killer to have her finish the job. Murdering many others who get too close to the truth, even creating a new serial killer to murder anyone who flees Buckaroo, the Master finally decides to start over elsewhere by trying to burn the entire town of Buckaroo to ash with its inhabitants, being more vile than any serial killer himself.
  • Nameless: The Entity is an ancient being from a group of celestials known as the Outsiders, who, after a war with the heroic Titans, was locked away inside an asteroid called Marduk. Stuck in Its prison, the Entity reached out with Its mind and influenced all of humanity with evil thoughts over the millions of years it has existed, and as such, is the root of nearly all evil throughout the course of human history. When the Entity gains a foothold onto the Earth by invading the mind of a man called "Nameless", the Entity forces him to massacre over a dozen people, then uses him to pull Itself closer to Earth over many years, slowly increasing Its influence over humanity and forcing them to commit more and more atrocities. When Nameless attempts to have the Entity purged from his mind, the Entity subjects both him and the exorcist to absolutely horrifying amounts of mental torture while turning most of humanity into ravenous killers who rape and kill anyone they come across. The Entity's master plan is to crash Marduk into the Earth, then open a dimensional gateway to allow the rest of Its species to enter this galaxy, at which point they will plunge what's left of humanity into a living Hell. Loving Its position as "God" of the galaxy, the Entity was described as a psychopathic and sadistic monster, and made no attempts to disprove those claims.
  • Neil Gaiman's Teknophage: Mr. Henry Phage is a sophisticated, sadistic, and megalomaniacal dinosaur with a sweet tooth for souls. Having been born an evolution called a "Teknophage" to his Tyrannosaurus Rex parents, Phage soon gained sentience and the ability to not only devour the souls of his kills, but also travel through time and space with his telekinetic abilities. Using these and his godlike intelligence, Phage began cultivating civilization on various worlds, bringing their native species to great achievements through his influence, only to tear it all down and turn the worlds into hellholes of tyranny. Under Phage's rule, innocents are tortured and taken apart both physically and psychologically, turned into food for unsuspecting citizens, worked to death as slaves, and chemically dissolved, with their souls being turned into Phage's obedient soldiers. Phage himself indulges in eating people then leaving them alive to be slowly digested inside him, slaughtering his own henchmen for the pettiest of slights, and ultimately plans to traverse the universe and turn it all into his own buffet of meat and souls. The devourer of thousands of worlds, the slayer of billions of innocents, and a master of manipulation and charm, Henry Phage was truly a monster both inside and out.
  • Nemesis: The title character is a wealthy sociopath who paid to become a supervillain. Nemesis travels around the world, slaughtering innocents and targeting honest police chiefs for fun. Choosing inspector Blake Morrow as his next target, Nemesis terrorizes the United States: crashing a plane into Washington; gassing the Pentagon to kidnap the President; and blowing up a prison that detains him after letting himself get caught. To further torment Blake, Nemesis outs the former's son as gay, inseminates his daughter with his son's sperm and triggers her womb to collapse if an abortion is attempted. Confronted by Blake, Nemesis reveals he's strapped bombs to both the President and Blake's wife and ecstatically tries to force the inspector to choose who will die.
  • Nocturnals Black Planet, by Dan Brereton: The sinister Mr. Fane was once a resident of the same blackened planet as Doc Horror before betraying his own planet to instead side with the parasitic Crim who take it over, attempting to seize Horror's teleporter technology for their uses. When Horror flees to Earth, Fane pursues and takes up a position at Nark K's Monster Shop, performing grotesque experimentation on the hybrids within and mutilating any who rise up. Enslaving people to the Crim's influence at his own whim, the "traitor-bureaucrat" stops at nothing in his rigorous attempt to tortuously slaughter Horror and everyone around him, including his young daughter, to prepare the way for Crim to invade and devour Earth.
  • North 40: Dyan abominates her home county with a magical tome out of spite. Mutating many of the townsfolk into horrific monstrosities, Dyan laughs as they tear each other apart. When her actions end up summoning a destructive god, Dyan delights as it slaughters all in its path. Enraged by Robert enacting a barrier, restricting her powers to the county, Dyan tries to get him to dismantle it and when he refuses, sends a girl through it, cursing her to die unless she brings back more victims.
  • Oxymoron, created by Tyler James & Cesar Feliciano: The titular Oxymoron is a supervillain who is obsessed with correcting people he sees as contradictory. These include Asshole Victims such as corrupt politicians, but are more often than not innocent civilians, including children. In "The Loveliest Nightmare", Oxy starts his reign of terror by forcing the mayor of the city of Swanstown to commit suicide under threat of his family being killed, after which he blows up a whole squadron of police officers who attempt to investigate the mayor’s house. He then manipulates a movie theater full of civilians to shoot each other in order to kill a senator, sends explosives to the loved ones of a crime boss and straps said crime boss to a wrecking ball before ramming it into the police commissioner's office. When Detective Clarke refuses to kill the man responsible for her partner’s death, the Oxymoron murders her boyfriend and kidnaps her boyfriend’s son Kyle, who he later kills in front of her. After months of spreading fear and chaos throughout Swanstown with his crimes, which include setting off a landmine in a diner, Oxy tries to force Clarke’s new partner to kill herself, and later attempts to kill Clarke in the same spot where he buried Kyle’s body.
  • Pat Patriot: America's Joan of Arc: Fritz Haubner is a Nazi saboteur tasked with blowing up the set of an American war film. To do so, he enlists film star Walter Mills to get him on set. On the night of the bombing, Mills learns that Pat Patriot is taking some Boy Scouts on a tour of the set. Haubner, not caring who dies so long as he becomes a national hero, orders the attack carried out anyways. Mills tries to stop the bombing, and Haubner shoots him near-fatally for his trouble.
  • Pitt, by Dale Keown: Urgral Thul, despite appearing in one single issue, establishes himself as the most evil villain in the story by far. A demonic necromancer motivated by killing everything he can, Thul is first seen having slaughtered an entire planet, something he boasts to have done many times before, and murdering the lone survivor after forcing him to write about his planet's destruction. Once arriving on Earth, Thul gleefully tries to murder the Pitt while revealing that he devours the souls of all his victims and leaves them in constant agony because he enjoys the sounds of their screams, and proclaims his plans to move on after wiping out the Earth to continue his Universe-wide genocide spree.
  • Preacher:
    • Marie L'Angell is the terrifying grandmother of protagonist Jesse Custer. She takes "controlling" to a new level and views her own family as tools rather than people. Her usual punishment of her grandson Jesse was locking him into an airtight coffin with an air hose and letting him wallow in his own shit and piss for a week. Then, she attempted to kill her daughter Christina for trying to stop it. But the worst of Marie's cruelties is her obsession with "hardening" Jesse by destroying all his non-family ties, including his puppy dog, his girlfriend, and his childhood friend. And his own father.
    • Jody is generally the instrument of this. Unlike Marie, however, Jody makes no pretense that he doesn't enjoy what he does. He blows Jesse's father's brains out right in front of him and then sneers "fucking crybaby" at a tearful Jesse. When Jesse's dog tries to be friendly to Jody, Jody nails its head to a post and then brutally beats Jesse into submission. Years later, Jody forces Jesse to cry "uncle" while twisting his arm so bad the bone snaps out. In the present, Jody shoots Tulip in the head at Marie's request, while Jesse watches. Later, when Marie finally orders Jesse's death, Jody isn't content with just killing him, but wants to break and humiliate him and make him beg first. When Jesse finally bites a chunk off of Jody's arm, breaks his back and strangles him to death, Jody is too twisted to feel anything but pride that his abuses turned Jesse into a killer.
  • Predator: Bad Blood, by Evan Dorkin, Derek Thompson, et al.: Bad Blood himself, unlike most Predators, or Yautja, who value honor and the glory of the hunt, is an Ax-Crazy Serial Killer hunted by his own people as a psychotic criminal. Crash-landing on earth, the Bad Blood kills, tortures and cannibalizes a crew of other Predators before setting off on a killing spree of unsuspecting humans. The Bad Blood routinely makes his kills as gruesome and painful as possible, seeming to cheerfully acknowledge himself as a "sick, psychopathic bastard." While most Predators are no friend to humanity, the Bad Blood has the distinction of being a monster by both human and Yautja standards.
  • Pride & Joy, by Garth Ennis & John Higgins: Stein is a nihilistic Psycho for Hire infamous for his brutality. Employed in the past as a hitman for crime boss Daddy Delaney, Stein establishes his brutality by forcing protagonist Jimmy Kalvangh to watch as he tortures a man to death with a knife, later striking a deal with Jimmy and his associates to overthrow Delaney himself. After he's double-crossed, Stein breaks out two decades later to pursue revenge against Jimmy and his entire family, tormenting him by leaving the corpse of an eviscerated man in his daughter's bedroom and mowing down a cop with Jimmy's own guns. Castrating Jimmy's friend Lenny and later killing both Lenny and his brother, Stein badly wounds Jimmy and leaves him to bleed out with the promise he'll be killing Jimmy's teenage son Michael next.
  • Random Acts of Violence, by Justin Gray, Jimmy Palmiotti, & Giancarlo Caracuzzo: The unnamed Serial Killer is a deranged fan of the Slasherman comic book who decides to take the eponymous character's preaching to heart and engage in a killing spree of his own. Initially started by mutilating and dismembering eight woman around the country side while the comic's creators, Todd and Ezra, go on a nationwide tour, the killer then goes off to brutally murder several more people—including children—leaving their body parts and smoking cars behind him, as well as three more people he deposits in a comic book shop. The killer eventually decides to hurt the artists themselves by attacking and brutally killing Todd's girlfriend, then kidnapping Todd himself and forcing him to witness footage of the killer dismembering the girlfriend. The killer then instructs Todd to illustrate what he's seen and publish it, with the threat of skinning him alive and chopping him into pieces. A psychotic madman who considers death and violence to be unironic forms of art, the killer manages to stand out as truly depraved despite the lack of information about him.
  • Raptors: Don Miguel y Certa is the ruler of the new vampires. Bringing his allies from the shadows, y Certa proposed a new pact to dominate the world and evolve the vampire race. When a vampire nobleman named Don Molina objected, y Certa had him and his entire household annihilated, save his twin children who escaped. Centuries later, y Certa presides in New York where vampires dominate the world, reducing the human species and murder is regularly conducted to keep control. Y Certa is also a vicious predator himself, known as "The Devourer" for his predilection of feeding on children, who he hunts relentlessly. Y Certa has preyed on them so much that the numbers of children in New York have sharply dropped, and many refuse to go out alone for fear of being caught and brought to him. Even when the vampire kingdom is collapsing, y Certa attempts to hunt down and eat two children, with numerous bones of his past victims shown. Even in the dark world of Raptors, Miguel y Certa stands apart as the most depraved creature in any bloodline.
  • Reality Show, by Jean-David Morvan & Francis Porcel: "The Red Triangle" is a vicious Robotic Psychopath and Serial Killer. Originally a simple worker drone, the Red Triangle gained sentience after an experiment using emotion sharing parasites granted him a taste of human emotions, and, becoming obsessed with creating his own "perfect" human personality, the Red Triangle began using these parasites to feed off the emotions of two people at a time for a few days, after which he kills them and moves on to other "hosts". Along the way, the Red Triangle gleefully butchers dozens of police officers and other random people who stand in his way, and takes extra sadistic glee in tormenting humans with his killings. When hunting for a pure good personality, the Red Triangle feeds off a preacher and a rookie police officer's integrity and kindness before murdering one in front of the other simply to feed off the "survivors' guilt" the other feels, and spends his final moments proclaiming that he will never again feed off of another person as morally good as them, noting that it might compromise his sadistic, immoral personality, which he is perfectly happy with. Despite claiming that all his victims were "despicable", this ranges from delusional to outright lies considering one of his victims was a child, which makes his seeming outrage at a child molester ring hollow, especially when said outrage was over the man being a terrible host for his desired emotions rather than actual sadness for what the man did to children. The Red Triangle's motives never extend beyond becoming as perfectly human-like as possible in his mind, regardless how many innocents he happily murdered along the way.
  • Realm of the Damned: Tenebris Deos ("Dark Gods"), by Alec Worley & Pye Parr: Balaur Petrova, otherwise known as The Dragon for his unique ability to breathe fire, was the most bloodthirsty vampire who ever lived. Sired somewhere in the Carpathians in the 15th century, Balaur was renowned for his constant warfare and orgies of murder across Europe, nothing giving him more joy than the weight of his sword, blood flowing through his hands, and women screaming as he burned their children before them. Whenever he got bored from the lulls between fighting, he massacred his allies instead. His vampire brethren eventually turned on him for his slaying of other vampires by sending his sister Athena to destroy him. A part of Balaur survived, however, and was used to revive him by a group of cultists centuries later, most of whom he immediately slaughters before making the last one his slave. Desiring revenge on his sister and determining that the world must burn, he proceeds to track down all the other alpha monsters to take from them their powers by ripping out their hearts and eating them. After gathering all of them, he initiates the apocalypse by turning huge numbers of humans and vampires alike into mindless werewolves so they will slaughter everyone around them. Finally confronting Athena, he promises to rip off her skin so he can clothe himself in it, even letting her use her Healing Factor so he can kill her as many times as possible.
  • Reborn: Lord Golgotha is the evil, despotic ruler of the Dark Lands, and a steadfast opponent to the pure denizens of Adystria and all that is good. Having his forces scourge Adystria to kidnap their denizens, Golgotha horribly bleeds them out by the thousands to power a machine through which he intends to launch an attack on Earth to engage in a campaign of wholesale slaughter with his army of the worst of humanity reincarnated, reveling in the potential horrors that he and his forces will inflict on the world. When the chosen one Bonnie Black comes to fight him, Golgotha has her ex-husband kidnapped and his village decimated, and reveals that he was the sniper who murdered him and 27 others originally for fun, his only regret from his old life being that he didn't kill enough people.
  • Red Team: Although the titular team themselves consist of ruthless vigilantes who hunt down criminals even worse than they are, no one character in the story is as singularly vile as the corrupt officer Sgt. Paul O'Dwyer. Contrasting Red Team's good intentions purely to pursue profit, O'Dwyer and his team make a habit of intercepting minor drug rings to brutally massacre everyone on the premises— both criminals and bystanders— before taking everything they find on the premises. Busting Red Team's failed attempt to thwart their murderous operations, O'Dwyer guns down two members of Red Team into bloody mush and smugly glories over his superior position whilst standing over their bodies. Standing as a perfect representation of what would happen if Red Team's morals were to ever degrade, O'Dwyer is one of the most unabashedly vile examples of a Dirty Cop put to the page.
  • Revenger, by Charles Forsman
    • Mr. Groan, the head of Hotel Neptune, uses his business as a front for an underage prostitution ring. Abducting children from all over the city, Groan has the children repeatedly raped by his perverted clients, raping some of the children himself on occasion before tossing them out onto the streets once he's done with them. Brutally murdering the father of one of the abducted children once he tries to attack Groan, Groan is ultimately revealed as a Russian robot—which spurs him to spitefully self-destruct and obliterate the entire town in the process.
    • Revenger is Trapped: KJ is the leader of a group of backwoods hillbillies who tortured his own mother into insanity when her fortune-telling predicted his freestyle way of life would eventually be collapsed. KJ spends his time trapping stragglers in the woods and dumping them into a pit, where he and his family hunt, murder, and eat them, keeping a mound of hundreds of skulls as perverse trophies. When Revenger finds his operation, KJ attempts to brutally murder her too, realizing she was the one his mother foretold.
  • Reyn: Brother M'Thall is a prominent figure of the Venn race who holds a grudge against humanity. After M'Thall and the Venn invade Fate with the intent of stealing from the humans, M'Thall is blindsided by the humans' resistance when they start fighting off the Venn. Desperate, he set off a bomb that triggered the Great Cataclysm and nearly wiped out all of humanity. When M'Thall and the Venn wake up after hibernating for hundreds of years, M'Thall uses his forces to enslave most of the humans or convince them to work alongside him. When Reyn appears and causes trouble for the Venn right when M'Thall is nearly finished building a weapon that will destroy all of Fate for good, he sends his forces after him and Seph, hell-bent on killing both of them and anyone who gets in his way. He later kidnaps Seph and holds her hostage as bait, where he spends his time explaining how he wiped out almost all of humanity and rules over the humans now. Even after Reyn willingly gives M'Thall a component that will help him finish the weapon, M'Thall refuses to give up Seph, and instead tries to kill Reyn.
  • RoboCop Versus The Terminator: Skynet was once a digital defense program but, after becoming self-aware, decided that all organic life was too chaotic for its liking. Destroying civilization thanks to its nuclear arsenal, Skynet created armies of killer machines to finish off the remnants of humanity. After the Resistance learns that Skynet's self-awareness was reverse-engineered from the mind of Alex Murphy, Skynet sends three Terminators back in time to prevent them from killing RoboCop and erasing Skynet from history. After killing the last remaining humans, Skynet proceeds to build a legion of spaceships and launches its armies into space, now with the goal of eradicating all organic life in the universe. When Murphy tries to kill himself to prevent the apocalypse, Skynet sends two more Terminators back in time to convince him to allow Skynet to come into being. When he refuses, the Terminators force Murphy to merge with Skynet and force him to watch helplessly as Skynet destroys humanity. When Murphy rebuilds his body and begins to fight back against the machines, Skynet considers him to be a top target and is perfectly willing to destroy its creator. In its final moments, Skynet tries to tempt Murphy with godhood and a program that will allow him to live out his fantasies in the flesh, concepts that Skynet had previously derided as foolish and primitive.
  • Rover Red Charlie, by Garth Ennis & Michael Dipascale: The brutish Hermann is a former fighting dog who, in the wake of humanity's extinction, decides to kidnap a human child and start torturing him for days on end into submission. Dubbing the child "shit-boy" once he finally breaks from Hermann's tortures, Hermann continues torturing and starving the child for days on end out of nothing more than pleasure. Once the child dies, Hermann furiously targets Rover, Red, and Charlie, resolving to murder Red and turn Charlie and Rover into his new slaves in retribution. Even when confronted on his abusive past, Hermann points out he liked being a fighting dog and had no qualms with doing what his owners wanted, viciously attempting to murder everything in his way in the final battle.

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  • Satan's Hollow: Burdaine and Jacob are a pair of Satan-worshipping cultists who engage in Human Sacrifice to gain power from their infernal benefactors. Burdaine, when he was still human, orchestrated the kidnapping and sacrificial murder of numerous people, including the massacre of Sandra's whole family, personally stabbing her baby brother through the chest with a ceremonial dagger. After botching the ritual due to Sandra's father sacrificing his own life to allow her to escape, he is transformed into a Living Shadow known as the "Shadow Man" by the Devil as punishment. Together with his new partner-in-crime in the present, the Shadow Man sacrifices more people as part of the new ritual in order to satisfy all the members of Satan's court and open the portal to hell, including a young boy who was already traumatized from a previous encounter at the Hollow. He possesses Sandra's husband John in the process and frames him for the kidnappings immediately after sending his soul to Hell to be tortured by demons. Along with the promise of having Sandra herself become their personal Sex Slave, Burdaine and Jacob were fully prepared to plunge the whole world into hell for their own gain.
  • Scalped: Mr. Brass, the Torture Technician of the Hmong gangsters, is a short, mild-mannered man with one arm who's also a terrifying sadist. When introduced, Mr. Brass informs a prisoner he never asks a question twice and has him 'pick a number', one through ten. The man selects a number which turns out to be the body part Brass removes. Brass proceeds to remove his eye before even asking a question. Brass spends his time torturing his way through the residents of the reservation, largely for his own pleasure. How brass satisfies his 'peculiarities' (he has a penchant for raping and murdering teen prostitutes, male and female) disgusts even the ruthless mob boss Lincoln Red Crow. In the gritty, dark Black and Gray Morality world that is Scalped's Rez, Brass is the worst the world has to offer.
  • Scars, by Warren Ellis & Jacen Burrows: John Wakefield is a seemingly-unassuming schoolteacher who turns out to be a petty psychopath who enacts a disturbingly out-of-proportion revenge against the teenage girl who spurned him. After he's humiliated, Wakefield abducts an 11-year-old student who bears a coincidental resemblance to said teenage girl and proceeds to torture, mutilate, and savagely rape her daily for three months on end, finally cutting apart the girl while she's still alive and mailing her dismembered remains to a children's charity. This horrifies even hardened homicide cop John Cain, who decides to execute Wakefield himself after Wakefield defiantly screams Cain can't legally touch him.
  • Scooby Apocalypse: Rufus T. Dinkley is one of "the Four," Velma Dinkley's four older brothers who sabotage Project Elysium in an attempt to take control of the minds of every human on earth, and is easily the worst seen thus far. Having funded Project Elysium solely to gain a horde of mindless slaves once it succeeded, Rufus hides out in his security building with his wife and several scientists when Elysium goes awry and mutates nearly all of humanity into monsters, spending his time there shooting the mutated humans for sport, abusing Daisy, and beating his scientists to death one by one as they fail him. When Velma and the Scooby Gang show up for his help, Rufus tries to blow Velma's head off, then reveals that he is planning on thwarting any attempts at a cure for the plague infecting humanity, instead wanting to take control of the monsters and rule over them as a god. As a final ploy, Rufus shuts down the security in his building to allow a monster horde to enter and maul his sister, her friends, and even his own wife to death as punishment for them not seeing his "greatness".
  • Severed: The nameless Salesman who often goes by Mr. Fisher and who has been on the road for countless centuries hunting down children in order to devour them and their dreams. Posing as a kindly salesman to take them under his wing, he lures them into traps where he reveals his sharp teeth and devours them alive. When he encounters the young hero Jack, the Salesman murders the real Mr. Fisher to steal his identity and takes Jack on a game of cat and mouse, murdering and eating his friend Samantha. When he catches Jack at the end, the Salesman gloats over all the evil he's done over the years and how many dreams he's devoured before chopping off Jack's arm, planning to eat him and force Jack's mother to partake.
  • The Shadow: The Fire of Creation: In this first arc of the Dynamite Comics revival, Taro Kondo, a war criminal who took part in atrocities at the Rape of Nanking, develops a niche for himself as a spymaster and criminal overseas while his brother is dispatched by the Shadow in the US. Dismissing his brother without a thought, Kondo leads an expedition to secure uranium for the Japanese empire while providing young girls to his superior to rape at his leisure and leading his men to massacre an entire village as a diversion. When he has the ship the Shadow and his allies are on sunk, Kondo promptly orders any survivors to be gunned down and later betrays and murders his own allies. Faking the uranium’s potency to force his superior to commit seppuku in failure, Kondo briefly taunts him with the truth before beheading him and promises to pay a "visit" to the man's daughters himself before he sells the uranium to the highest bidder.
  • Sheena, Queen of the Jungle: Dark Rising, by Steven E. de Souza, Todd Livingston, et al.: Nazi Captain Heinrich Bronner is a cybernetic leftover from World War II who went into hiding for centuries to prepare his new assault on the world, having Lieutenant Ostheim act as a proxy in the real world and enslaving a nearby tribe for the purpose of forcibly breeding cannibalistic warriors out of them. Bronner viciously attempts to torture Sheena and her friends when they discover his operation, and Bronner eventually reveals his admit to destroy all the world's most major cities and establish a Fourth Reich over the ashes that remain, even coldly executing Ostheim for his weakness when he tries to propose extorting money from the cities instead.
  • Sherlock Holmes comics, by Sylvain Cordurié et al.:
    • Sherlock Holmes and Vampires of London: Selymes, the Vampire Monarch who serves as the first supernatural threat Holmes encounters, runs a huge network of vampires that he uses to amass dozens of victims at a time for himself, who he gleefully drains of every ounce of their blood, killing them in the process. When Selymes himself turns a man named Owen Chances into a vampire, he forces the man into his service by threatening his innocent brother, and, when Owen slowly becomes savage due to Selymes's tainted blood, Selymes covers up his taint by torturing and killing Owen's brother in front of him, then leaving the corpse at Owen's side for the years he is locked away, blaming Owen's vicious bloodlust on the stress of said experience. After massacring dozens of people who try to rise up against his evil, Selymes gleefully tries to murder Owen while promising to butcher Sherlock Holmes's best friends before turning him into a vampire so as to torture him for all eternity.
    • Sherlock Holmes and the Necronomicon: Taher Emara initially starts as the sinister accomplice of James Moriarty himself before gradually revealing himself to eclipse even Moriarty in wickedness. Initially helping Moriarty in his own plan, including being willing to murder the entirety of London's populace with his black magic—magic he later practices on three upstart muggers, reducing them to piles of flesh—Taher betrays Moriarty and locks him under his thrall, magically killing all of Moriarty's men and revealing his intention to use the Necronomicon to allow the eldritch Elder Gods themselves passage into Earth and sentence all mankind to a horrifying death. Further demonstrating his callousness by forcing a score of guards to shoot themselves and using Moriarty as a conduit for the Elder Gods—torturously killing him in the process—Taher's last words upon being killed by Holmes are a defiant assurance it's already too late. As cunning as he is vile, Taher manages to trump the Napoleon of Crime himself in sheer evil.
    • Sherlock Holmes Society:
      • Graham Taylor, the understudy of Moriarty, is the leader of the enigmatic Council and a fanatical madman seeking to purge England of all "false Christians"; Taylor's idea of a purge is forcing a Zombie Apocalypse onto London to infect and kill millions. Taylor robbed from Edward Hyde a poison capable of infecting people and commissions immoral experimentation with the poison, turning dozens of unfortunate guinea pigs into zombies. Further testing the poison's capabilities on a village of hundreds, leaving no survivors, and ordering several assassinations of both failed subordinates and liabilities to the Council, Taylor ultimately releases the poison into London itself, leading to 30,000 fatalities. Taylor even stops to give squads of soldiers sent to stop the zombies a sporting chance before gunning them down out of nothing more than self-admitted sadistic amusement, ultimately planning to release the poison to six more major cities before committing suicide as one last part of his divine mission.
      • Ryan Shelvey is a slimy psychiatrist whose first atrocities began when he hypnotized his own patients into becoming psychotic killers, notably turning one into a Jack the Ripoff who kills three women. When approached by the aforementioned Taylor to assist in his and the Council's plans, Shelvey happily uses his own patients as test subjects for the zombification virus, resulting in dozens of innocents being fatally experimented on. Fully aware that Taylor plans to use his own research to aide in wiping out most of London, Shelvey later sends 3 more of his hypnotized patients after Sherlock Holmes to stop his investigation, with orders to force him to watch his friends and landlady are killed in front of him before ending his life. Even when faced with life in prison, Shelvey refuses to reveal the details of Taylor's plans, knowing that, unimpeded, Taylor would arrange the annihilation of 7 major cities across the planet, starting with London.
  • Sin City: Due to the general morality, the villains are usually really bad. These are the absolute worst that the Crapsack World setting has to offer:
    • Kevin from "The Hard Goodbye", with a short cameo in "That Yellow Bastard", is a young, emotionless, cannibalistic Serial Killer who acts as a hitman for Cardinal Patrick Henry Roark. In the meantime, Kevin murders and eats prostitutes; piece by piece, keeping the women alive as long as possible and making them watch. He cuts of and eats the left hand of Marv's parole officer Lucille, and throws her in the basement of the farmhouse, where there are several heads of Kevin's previous victims.
    • Roark Junior from "That Yellow Bastard" is the son of a US Senator with the appearance of a handsome young playboy. In reality, he is a sadistic pedophile with a penchant for raping and murdering preteen girls and who loves the sound of screaming. These horrible crimes are covered up by his corrupt Senator father—brother of the aforementioned Cardinal—which means that no one on the police force is willing to take him down until John Hartigan saves his latest victim, Nancy Callahan, and goes through eight long years of prison for it because of the vengeful Senator dad. Near the end, it's revealed that Roark Junior is impotent unless he hears little girls scream in pain and that there were hundreds of victims.
    • The Colonel, also known as The Salesman, is one of the top enforcers in Herr Wallenquist's Basin City Mob. He runs a clandestine division of contract killers and occasionally performs the hits himself. He mentors new trainees to shed all redeeming traits so they can become remorseless killing machines, inducing one of them into murdering the only man she ever loved before assigning her the code name "Blue Eyes". His largest operation is the "Human Resources" division, a massive kidnapping, sex slave-trading, brainwashing, organ harvesting and industrial-strength porn production operation. He kills off one of his own henchmen through eye scream on the off chance that the hero Wallace might track the minion down, after previously having the man's male lover stabbed to death with over a dozen knives. He has an alliance with a dirty cop named Leibowitz, but when Leibowitz's loyalty might falter, he orders his son's arm broken as a warning and threatens to kill his whole family. The Colonel is pretty obviously a sociopath who displays no character traits other than hinting at a wish to direct the bodies of the people around him, to see their "full potential" realized.
  • Space Ghost (2005 miniseries):
    • Quartermaster Temple, the man responsible for ruining the life of Thaddeus Bach—aka Space Ghost— is a member of the Eidolon Elite who leads the Wrath, the Eidolon's most experienced—and corrupt unit. Initially appear as a stern but reasonable man, all pretense of civility dissipates when Temple implodes the head of an amiable weapons dealer and passes his death off as an act of justice. When Bach attempts to expose him, Temple plunges off the deep end by savagely murdering Bach's pregnant wife, tearing the unborn baby out of her, and recording the entire process, leaving Bach for dead on an alien planet shortly after. When the Zorathians invade Meridian, a colony planet where the residents are worked to the bone by Temple, Temple guns down several Zorathians and fleeing innocent civilians himself before siding with their leader Zorak, selling out the entire populace to be slaughtered by the Zorathian in exchange for his own skin and another shot at Bach. Once Zorak betrays him, Temple loses it and butchers his way through the Zorathian mothership in an effort to plunge the entire ship into Meridian and wipe out both the colonists and the Zorathians to eradicate any evidence of his misdeeds, gloating over the impending death of the hundreds of innocents below to Bach with a cocky sneer on his face. Willing to take any means necessary to cover up his immoral affairs, Temple manages to match even the Zorathians in pure depravity.
    • Zorak, in a sharp contrast to his best-known—though not necessarily his original—iteration, is portrayed in this comic as a genocidal, violence-loving creature with the singular goal of devouring all life in the universe until all that is left is himself and his race, the Zorathians. First appearing in-story leading the attempted slaughter of an entire city, Zorak is quickly revealed to be a nightmarish galactic monster who sends out scouts to various planets to test the defenses by killing inhabitants before Zorak and his fleet arrive to massacre the entire planet's population, taking any survivors as slaves or food, then festering in the corpses of the dead population and breeding a new generation of Zorathians in order to repeat the process over again. An utterly sadistic being, Zorak takes deep pleasure from killing all in his path, with his troops attempting to torture children to death being just one notable instance of this, all while keeping himself alive by body jacking his fellow Zorathians when his current body expires. After allying with then betraying the aforementioned Quartermaster Temple, leaving him to die when he outlives his usefulness, Zorak viciously mocks Space Ghost about the death of his wife at Temple's hands, and gleefully boasts his plans to continue his planet devouring spree for all eternity. Harboring a deep hatred and lust to kill for everything that wasn't his own race, Zorak is perhaps one of the most shocking examples of Adaptational Villainy ever conceived.
  • Spawn, while an incredibly dark comic from The Dark Age of Comic Books, has several monsters who stand out:
    • Mammon operates as The Man Behind the Man to the devil Malebolgia. A Fallen Angel known as the lord of The Forgotten Ones, Mammon desired to create the perfect Hellspawn to assist him in ascending to rulership of all creation. To this end, Mammon haunted the bloodlines of Al Simmons and Wanda Blake, sowing death and destruction to create more Hellspawn and always leaving corpses and ruined lives in his wake. Mammon proves himself to be Spawn's greatest, most intelligent and most dangerous enemy, condemning the souls Spawn would seek to protect to hell to use them as leverage for their loved ones, and making deals to consolidate his power. When Satan returns and is furious at Mammon for claiming the throne, Mammon gets back in his former master's good graces by proposing to detonate the San Andreas Fault to kill and add the souls of many mortals to Hell's legions. After Satan is removed, Mammon unveils his master stroke- with heaven and hell sealed off from the world, Mammon sets about to conquer it from behind the scenes with Spawn's demonic daughter Morana, the product of his grand ambition.
    • In life, Billy Kincaid was a sadistic child killer. After being freed from jail, he lured a small girl into his ice cream truck and then murdered her. He then proceeded to chop off the girl's fingers and glue them onto a board as a trophy. After Spawn discovered Kincaid's brutal crimes, he killed Kincaid, sending him to hell. Dead, Kincaid became even worse than ever, given the task by Hell to gather more souls for them. Kincaid did this by possessing people and making them act out their worse impulses. This resulted in the murder of dozens of innocent people and the damnation of several more people to Hell, though Kincaid was having far too much fun to care. Kincaid also delighted in torturing the souls of children, especially one young boy part of the 'legion' inside of Spawn himself.
    • Clown/Violator was Spawn's Evil Mentor, sent by Malebolgia to train Spawn to be a solider in Hell's army. However, rather than train Spawn, Violator had a tendency to commit horrible crimes, such as ripping the hearts out of random mob bosses, just for fun. Later, Violator kidnapped Cyan, the 3 year old daughter of Spawn's widow Wanda. Violator framed Spawn for the kidnapping and then tried to kill Cyan by giving her a glass of poisoned milk. Spawn rescued Cyan and killed Violator in his clown form, sending him back to Hell. Violator later returned from Hell and possessed Jason Wynn, turning him into a Serial Killer. Wynn, under Violator's influence, would hire prostitutes that looked like Wanda and then murder them. Violator eventually gained complete control over Wynn's body and used his powers to turn random citizens into "clowns," transforming them into Brainwashed and Crazy psychopaths. Violator then ordered his clowns to go an violent rampage, resulting in massive property damage and several deaths. Violator later saved the life of a man of Barney Saunders, but this was no act of charity. Violator needed a new body to possess and chose Saunders. After possessing Saunders's body, Violator uses his powers to force the residents in Saunders's apartment complex to commit horrible crimes, including murder. Violator was able to use the violence in the apartment complex to further empower himself and then attempted to open a portal to Hell, which would allow his demon brothers to wreak havoc on Earth.
    • Batman/Spawn: War Devil, by Doug Moench, Chuck Dixon, Alan Grant, & Klaus Janson: Croatoan is an ambitious demon in service to Satan who murders then assumes the identity of corporate leader Simon Vesper—supposedly killed by Spawn—for his own ambitions. Responsible for damning 100 lives of a Roanoke colony to Hell centuries ago, Croatoan attempts to do the same to one-hundred thousand more lives across Gotham City, slaughtering his own human proxy before cutting out the power all across Gotham and arising the dead to slaughter as they will across Gotham. Croatoan's ultimate intention is to lead in the apocalypse using the souls of those he's damned as his army, all for his own corner of Hell to rule over as reward.
  • The Spider: Although many of Richard Wentworth's adversaries in the Dynamite Comics revival written by David Liss lack anything resembling redeeming characteristics, many of them go above and beyond:
    • Anput is an Egyptian terrorist who attacks New York City to strike terror among the populace. Stealing a toxin from Wentworth Industries and reformatting it into a gas capable of turning people into zombies, Anput starts indiscriminately bombing populated areas with the gas, converting many people—children included—into mindless, shambling zombies that tear apart anything they come across. Anput tops herself by gassing Citi Field and reducing tens of thousands to the undead, and later attacks Richard's friend and love interest Nita for the sole purpose of hurting him. Although Anput espouses that she's out to purify the city of wrongdoers like the Spider himself, any and all pretense of good intentions quickly evaporates when Anput's true goal is revealed to be to gas Wall Street and make a solid profit out of the fallout, uncaring about the thousands she's poisoned as a mere distraction and the gigantic blow to the economy she plans on causing so long as she can get rich from it.
    • Lazarus is a particularly depraved small-time criminal and one-shot rogue of the Spider with an especially disturbed MO. An unassuming, chubby man who lives in a small, underground apartment by day, Lazarus indulges in his compulsions by regularly purchasing tetrodotoxin and using it to poison the elderly multiple times a week, resulting in them being paralyzed and Buried Alive— whereupon Lazarus masturbates to their screams to be let out. Once he's cut off from his selection of usual victims, Lazarus poisons the police commissioner in vengeful frustration and decides to start targeting younger women to bury alive in his own apartment, noting with a special glee that his first victim has a husband and family and treating the whole affair as nothing more than a casual hobby of his.
    • The Lawgiver, real name Joe Hilt, is a self-righteous Knight Templar and a disillusioned former cop who decides to start murdering New York's law enforcement for a chance to spite the Spider. Teaming up with the Fly, a villainous anarchist, the Lawgiver slaughters many of the city's cops before eventually resorting to collapsing a six-story building to murder a bar full of officers--and over 100 innocent civilians with him. The Lawgiver's master stroke is to kidnap the police commissioner, Kirkpatrick, before bombing the ensuing meet held by the city's police department and government to take out both the law enforcement and governance in one fell swing, planning to hand off New York to the Fly to turn it into a cesspool of chaos and rampant crime. The Lawgiver is a narcissist driven by spite, anger, and a craving to hurt Richard Wentworth, and proves to be little more than a pathetic, groveling snake once the cards are turned against him. Even in a world of terrorists, murderers, and more, the contemptuous nobody of a detective still manages to become one of the most evil people to ever combat the Spider.
  • The Squidder, by Ben Templesmith:
    • The Dark Father is the unfathomably old Eldritch Abomination who is the leader of the Squid Hive Mind. A ravenous parasite of a cosmic horror, the Dark Father has spent eons devouring countless universes by draining them of all life and energy, and leads the Squids into Earth's universe to initiate the wholesale genocide of mankind and the domination of Earth. The Dark Father responds to resistance by unleashing a plague onto humanity that reduces all it infects to hideously mutated likenesses of the Squids called Cuttlemen. Once the war ends, billions have died and humanity has been reduced to a few starving populations, during which the Dark Father oversees countless female children taken from their villages— leaving no other survivors—and forcefully converted into Squid-human hybrids to serve as acolytes. The Dark Father bides his time by playing with humans like toys, molding their flesh and fusing their living bodies together into abominated structures comprised of dozens of conscious humans. The Dark Father ultimately seeks to draw the rest of his form into Earth to finish destroying the universe before moving onto others. A stoic, despotic monster who threatens all subordinates who fail him with unmaking, the Dark Father roundly proves himself to be less a god and more a rapacious parasite of an Eldritch Abomination.
    • The Queen Unit 59B, or the Squid Queen, is just as nasty as the Dark Father. Initially a willing servant of the Dark Father who participated in the genocide of mankind, the Queen comes to savor her independence from the Dark Father's mind and eventually resolves to overthrow him, organizing attacks outside of his permission and hunting down a renegade Squid acolyte named Seph after she abandons her temple. The Queen breaks into a temple with full intent to butcher everyone there and boasts to Jack, the last of the Squidders once meant to stop the Squids, how she helped to completely wipe out the Squidders and how "good" they were at dying. After the Dark Father attempts to kill her for her failures, the Queen abruptly betrays him and leaves him to die with full intent to usurp him and lead the Squid to devour all reality, intending to consume trillions upon trillions of universes until all that's left is one organism with herself as its supreme nexus. Brutally murdering the Mother Superior and vowing to destroy Earth to this cause, the Queen proves that individuality from the Dark Father's control mixed in with her own ambitions breeds true evil.
  • StarCraft: Frontline: In this four-part series, Dr. Stanley Burgess is a sadistic Terran Dominion scientist who personally oversaw the neural resocialization of Jin-ho Lim, a terran of Asian ethnicity who opposed the Terran Dominion but was conscripted into the Dominion Marine Corps. After the operation, Stanley ordered the now-docile Lim to kill his wife and fellow Terran Dominion opposer, Anna, and he complied by shooting her in the face without a moment's hesitation. He also was responsible for the creation of the terran/Protoss Gestalts by implanting the organs of captured Protoss into terrans controlled by neural conditioning and neural inbhitors. His project came to an end after one of his subjects, Gestalt Zero, was freed from his neural inhibitors by a dying Protoss and stabbed him to death, ironically echonig one of his previous comments: "I should warn you...this is probably going to hurt."
  • Steampunk, by Joe Kelly et al.: Lord Mortimer Absinthe is the tyrannical ruler of the Absinthian Empire in an alternate 1800s Europe. Once a disturbed Mad Scientist infamous for conducting grotesque experiments on animals—one of which, his pet dog, he mutilated and experimented when he was only 5 years old—the fisherman Cole Blaquesmith turned to Absinthe in a moment of desperation to cure his beloved Fiona. After Cole had retrieved knowledge from the future for Absinthe in return for curing Fiona, Absinthe spitefully lets Fiona die and tears out Cole's heart. Over a period of years with the knowledge he's cultivated, Absinthe orchestrates a murderous takeover of Europe and sets up a despotic regime where the lower-class are forced underground into incredible squalor and the tiniest hint of rebellion is killed. Absinthe perpetrates a bloody, genocidal war against France leading to colossal loss of life, sets up free slave labor in the Chasm Community—with promises to kill any slave that stops providing him labor—and in his crowning moment of evil murders a prisoner in front of one of the Vatican's agents and prepares to hand off millions of London's own populace to be killed in the Consecration Engine via having radium injected into their brains. When Cole returns from slumber in Absinthe's reign, Absinthe takes a perverse glee in mocking him about Fiona's death and hands him to his agent Nixon to be tortured, ordering Nixon to be killed when Nixon betrays him. Regularly perpetrating murder, torture, massacres, and cruel experiments in his free time, Absinthe's sardonic sense of humor and tendency for flamboyancy is only outweighed by his limitless capacity for sadism and cruelty towards everyone who does—and doesn't—oppose him.
  • The Steel Fist: Heydrich is a Nazi spy tasked with destroying American munitions plants. To do so, he sets up shop as a clock-maker and gets a contract to fix the city's punch-clocks. He then rigs the clocks to explode when a time-card is punched in, blowing up the factory and killing everybody inside. After having taken out four plants this way, the Steel Fist shows up to stop him. Heydrich locks the Steel Fist in a room to wallow in his failure to stop the explosions until he's killed.
  • Stitched: Emad Homayoun, the first Arc Villain, is a human trafficker who deals with the cult creating the titular Stitched. Homayoun is more than compliant with the process for creating the Stitched— pouring a black liquid into a man's orifices and then sewing all of them closed, in the process trapping the man's conscious soul in a state of undeath while the body becomes a mindless shell— and uses the Stitched as shock soldiers to regularly massacre entire villages. The survivors are kept captive by Homayoun's traffickers, the women and children sold to become sex slaves and the men to be converted into more Stitched. Any who Homayoun has no use for or are perceived as obstacles—such as a lame child and members of the Taliban—are brutally killed. Homayoun personally disembowels one of the heroes, Twiggy, casually noting that he'd rape her as well if he weren't in such a hurry. Ultimately, it is made plainly clear that Homayoun is just as much a monster as the undead Stitched he utilizes.
  • Streets of Glory, by Garth Ennis, Mike Wolfer, & Greg Waller : Red Crow is an Apache warrior, well known for his love of, and talent for, cold blooded torture. The hero, retired badass Colonel Joe Dunn, recalls Red Crow's vicious rampages in flashbacks that reveal the man carving the guts out of his victims with a huge slasher smile. When he resurfaces at the end of the 19th century, Red Crow announces himself by abducting a man, chopping off his fingers, cutting off his manhood and stuffing it in his mouth before sewing his lips shut and letting him wander back into town. when Dunn and his team set off after Red Crow, Red Crow gleefully scalps a member of their party before slaughtering every other man besides Dunn and his young protege, avoiding killing them immediately so he can torture them to death later. When mortally wounded, Red Crow refuses to subject himself to any human laws and opts to hurl himself off a cliff, laughing the whole way down.
  • Super-American: Tyrannus is an agent of an unnamed European dictatorship sent to destroy America from within. He raises an army to kidnap the President and force Congress to vote him in as absolute dictator on pain of death. As Super-American puts a stop to these plans, Tyrannus orders a Maryland town flooded. In order to pull off a successful escape, Tyrannus orders New York City destroyed by his army. Later, he's seen assisting his boss, Vultro, in ensuring his country can successfully invade the US. To prevent Super-American from interfering, Tyrannus orders a bombing raid on a munitions factory his nemesis is in, not caring that many of his men are in the same place. After that fails, Tyrannus tries to escape, killing a scientist he was working with in the process.
  • Superior, by Mark Millar:
    • Ormon is a monkey demon obsessed with moving his way up in the ranks of Hell, and seeks to accomplish this by stealing a human's soul. Targeting Simon, a boy with multiple sclerosis, Ormon grants him the incredible powers of his favorite superhero, Superior, then snatches them away from him after one week, knowing that he will despair over his weak body. Promising to return the powers to Simon if he will sell his soul to him, Ormon grants the psychopathic bully Sharpie superpowers and leads him on a rampage through a highly-populated city, leading to the slaughter of hundreds of innocents. When Simon exchanges his soul for his powers, Ormon uses said soul to power himself up, at which point he first plans to set off a nuclear reaction to wipe out millions of people, then march on the Earth along with Sharpie and turn the world into a graveyard. During his duel with Simon, Ormon deliberately incinerates dozens of innocents during their fight just to torment the boy. Even when beaten, Ormon happily taunts Simon about how he sold his soul to him. Though first wanting to avoid the lower realms of Hell, Ormon slowly devolved into an genocidal lunatic who sought the complete destruction of all human life for his own amusement.
    • The aforementioned Sharpie was once a particularly vicious bully who brutalized younger children and taunted Simon about his condition. However, once granted the powers of Abraxas, the fictional superhero Superior's archnemesis, Sharpie becomes a truly depraved monster. First using his powers to brutally torture and murder his own parents, Sharpie next flings a yacht into a skyscraper, killing hundreds of people, then begins wantonly massacring innocents by the dozen while cackling like a madman in order to draw Simon out on Ormon's behest. When Simon shows up with his powers returned, Sharpie sadistically beats him while threatening to hunt down and kill the boy's mother. Along with Ormon, Sharpie plans to personally murder every human being on the planet, and happily tries to murder numerous people, including a baby, to act as a distraction while Ormon sets off a nuclear explosion to kill the surrounding millions of innocents. A psychopath who committed his crimes for absolutely no reason other than to indulge his own sadistic lusts, Sharpie greatly contrasted Ormon's manipulative, cunning personality with his own childish and petty one.
  • Superman vs. Aliens II: God War, by Chuck Dixon et al.: Darkseid is the tyrannical dictator of Apokolips who uses the monstrous aliens known as Xenomorphs as weapons in this crossover series. Introduced by forcing his men to drag a spacecraft out of Apokolips and crash it into the slums, Darkseid callously ignores his minions' protests that it will kill millions of his slaves before it does just that. Discovering the eggs of facehuggers, entities that implant the infant Xenomorphs inside hosts, Darkseid tests a facehugger on one of his top scientists, leading to the man's brutal death as a Xenomorph bursts from his chest, and Darkseid then begins his new plans for war with New Genesis. Implanting dozens of his soldiers with Xenomorphs, Darkseid has them attack New Genesis, only so as to allow the Xenomorphs to burst forth and slaughter everyone in their way, and, when Superman and Darkseid's son, Orion, travel to Apokolips to stop him, they stumble across the fact that Darkseid has used hundreds of his slaved as breeding materials for more Xenomorphs. In the end, Darkseid "saves" Orion and New Genesis from the Xenomorph threat, solely to plant doubt in Orion so he will one day turn on New Genesis and become Darkseid's slave.
  • Sweet Tooth: Haggarty is a lone survivor of the plague who showed up at a dam where the self-sustaining community Project Evergreen was located. At first seeming kind and helpful, he waited until a large group left to scavenge and killed almost everyone who stayed behind. After killing the community's leader, he took the man's wife and daughter for his own and locked everyone else out to fend for themselves. When Jeppard's group arrives at the dam, Haggarty had taken on the identity of the friendly, handicapped Walter Fish. He convinces them that the remaining members of Project Evergreen are violent scavengers, leading to Jeppard's group killing some of them. When most of the men leave, Haggarty ties up everyone but the teenager Becky, telling her that whenever she disobeys him, he'll kill one of her friends. When the others manage to escape, Haggarty tries to kill them all.
  • Thorgal:
    • The Fall of Brek Zarith: Shardar is especially nasty, deciding that rather than just surrender his rule to the rightful heir to the throne, it's better to poison his own court and destroy all his treasures, leaving the kingdom bankrupt, hoping that, to restore it, the new ruler will be forced to become as big a tyrant as him, while he escapes and plans to start new conquest, using the psychic powers of the baby he kidnapped.
    • The Guardian of the Keys: Volsung of Nichor, a Dirty Coward introduced and killed in the third album of the series, is brought back to life by evil lesser deity, Nidhogg, who turns him into a perfect doppleganger of Thorgal. The deal is simple - he will seduce another deity who happened to have a soft spot for Thorgal, the titular Guardian, steal her magic belt, and bring it to Nidhogg, who will return him to his real form and grant him new life. Volsung steals the belt, returns to Midgard, kills Thorgal, takes his place, and, using magic powers of the belt, takes over the control of his village, murdering the current chief, rapes his wife, and threatens to smash the head of Thorgal's baby daughter, all to destroy Thorgal's good name and avenge his own death...that he had brought upon himself - Thorgal's only crime was being there when Volsung got himself killed, he hadn't move a finger to help it and couldn't have stop it in any way.
  • ThunderCats: Dogs of War, by John Layman et al.: The Thundercats are confronted by Doberlord,the evil leader of the Dogs of War Empire. Doberlord and his army go planet to planet and Doberlord makes a judgement about the planet, deciding either that they are strong enough to become his slaves, or that they are weak and will be destroyed. Doberlord has enslaved several planets and committed genocide against several more. Doberlord comes to New Thundera, the home of the ThunderCats, deciding that the ThunderCats are worthy to become his slaves. Doberlord demands the ThunderCats' unconditional surrender or he will destroy their world. When a race of small cyborg bears called the Berbils surrender to him, Doberlord declares them to be worthless and orders an army of lizard men slaves to slaughter them, knowing that the lizard men will tormented by being forced to commit such a cruel act. Doberlord is so powerful and ruthless, even the ThunderCats' old enemy Mumm-Ra joins the fight against him.
  • Total Recall (1990): In the DC Comics adaptation of this classic action flick, by Elliot S. Maggin & Tom Lyle, Chief Administrator Vilos Cohaagen lacks his film counterpart's Villainous Friendship with Carl Hauser, while still retaining all the evil. As leader of the Mars colonization efforts, Cohaagen brutally overprices the sell of oxygen to the citizens of the colonies, uncaring that many of them are slowly dying from being unable to pay Cohaagen's prices, and, upon discovering a likely way to provide infinite oxygen across the planet, Cohaagen covers it up to retain his power over the inhabitants. When rebel forces continuously try to oust his treachery, Cohaagen devises a plan with his partner Carl Hauser to mind-wipe the latter, turning him into an ideal rebel fighter, then using this new personality, Douglas Quaid, to lead Cohaagen to the rebels. Once succeeding in this, slaughtering the entire rebel group, Cohaagen attempts to revert Quaid back to Hauser, laughing all the way about asphyxiating the entirety of Venusville for fun. Cohaagen ultimately showed his lack of care for Hauser when, after Quaid escapes the attempted reversion of his mind, Cohaagen callously orders him be killed, and spends his last moments using Melina as a hostage in an attempt to murder Quaid, securing his rule over Mars once and for all.
  • Transmetropolitan: Senator Gary "The Smiler" Callahan is a sadistic politician who desires ultimate power for no reason other than to hurt others. On his campaign trail for President, Callahan first shows his cruelty when he has his political advisor shot dead to gain sympathy for his cause. Once elected President, Callahan begins running The City into the ground even more than it already was, orchestrating the release of vicious criminals so as to gun down the ensuing protesters, having all the prostitutes he ever slept with and those who associated with them hunted down and executed to cover up his illicit acts, and ordering several people sniped to lower the City's awareness of an incoming storm, hoping it would wipe out more evidence of his crimes. As Spider Jerusalem begins taking apart his cabinet and ruining his reputation, Callahan slowly becomes more unhinged and desperate for ratings, having his wife and kids killed in an accident to gain sympathy and instituting martial law across the City, setting an entire complex aflame and endangering dozens in the process. In perhaps his most despicable act, Callahan gives his troops the order to use lethal force on a group of young college protesters, leading to dozens of protesters being mowed down. Described by Spider as a man who believes in nothing but his own power, Gary Callahan was a self-described "James Bond villain" who simply hated every last person on the planet that wasn't himself, and stood out even in this Crapsack World as an absolute evil.
  • Typhon: Menar is a Mad Scientist and career criminal. After inventing the Tidal Annihilator, a machine that can generate destructive tidal waves, Menar moves to a Supervillain Lair under the sea, forcing his daughter to come with him. He then proceeds to destroy multiple ships, killing everybody aboard and robbing the cargo. After wiping one boat out for a $100,000,000 shipment of gold, Typhon and his lieutenant go to investigate. After Menar captures our heroes, he leaves them in a Death Trap to suffocate.
  • Über is a dark Alternate History Deconstruction of Stupid Jetpack Hitler where the Nazis have used alien technology to create super soldiers (the titular Ubers). While no side is truly good, the following characters manage to stand out:
    • Adolf Hitler himself shows his true colors by murdering the officer behind the Uber project by letting Markus melt him, all because the man didn't tell Hitler until the project was ready. Besides ordering horrible, inhumane experiments, death camps and war crimes, Hitler prolongs World War II by trying to make sure "everyone else loses," having his forces intentionally target civilians as he endlessly sends his own troops into the meat grinders, believing that he alone is Germany.
    • Joseph Goebbels shows that far from being a mere Propaganda Machine, he possesses a greater capacity for evil than anyone thought. After the death of Hitler, Goebbels has an empowered human modify his face via plastic surgery to resemble the Fuhrer, first having dozens, if not hundreds of luckless souls serve as the guinea pigs so she can reluctantly "hone" her sculpting ability. Upon his ascension, Goebbels announces the war effort will be ramped up and the only option the enemies of the Reich face are capitulation or immolation. At the end of part 1, Goebbels orders an attack on the United States, led by Markus and another battleship-class Uber, with the narration informing us that the US would soon experience massive casualties as a result.
    • Among the Nazi Übers themselves, Markus "Siegfried" Jung is the worst—and, as one of only 3 ultra-powerful battleships, one of the most powerful. A sadistic psychopath fully devoted to the Nazi regime, Markus, while a child, once murdered a Jewish man for fun, growing up into a savage war criminal who targets civilians in his attacks. When the Red Army is defeated at Berlin, Markus executes thousands upon thousands of prisoners before resuming his place on the front lines where he leads his men to more war crimes. Markus initially spearheads the invasion into America, attacking Washington, D.C. by annihilating the White House and recrafting it into a gigantic swastika. Markus proceeds to lay waste to all in his path in America, killing soldiers and civilians alike. Vile enough that even when dying agonizingly, his fellow Über Siegmund coldly leaves him to his fate, Markus misses no chance to show why he is Hitler's favorite soldier.
  • Unholy Grail, by Cullen Bunn: The demon who takes the true Merlin's name and skin intends to amuse himself by driving England into ruins. Locating the infant future King Arthur, Merlin massacres those who know of him and slowly corrupts the boy into a supposedly-noble king who brutally unites the land via bloody conquest and massive bloodshed. Upon his marriage to Guinevere, Merlin engineers her kidnapping, murdering his pawn there, and tricks Guinevere into adultery with the heroic and noble Lancelot, creating a homunculus known as Morgana from Guinevere's lusts. Merlin then attempts to have Guinevere burned alive—not telling Morgana this will kill her as well after she'd seduced King Arthur. When Guinevere is pregnant, Merlin uses his magic to murder her child to give Morgana's, Mordred, life, and later manipulates Mordred into taking over as a tyrant for the sheer amusement of watching Arthur's civil war against his own son, mocking Guinevere for his actions even as he kills her and Morgana. A depraved creature seeking only to alleviate boredom, Merlin endlessly seeks to corrupt those around him to entertain himself with the ensuing chaos.
  • The Unwritten: Pullman, the most visible member of the Ancient Conspiracy, is a sadistic murderer who kills multiple people with relish; this includes a little girl he smothered to death with a pillow. At times he goes out of his way to kill when he has absolutely no reason to execute the victims. Pullman admits his hatred for storytellers and goes out of his way to make such targets deaths as painful as possible. Seven thousand years old, Pullman has had time to wrack up an impressive count of misdeeds, including when he was travelling with Gilgamesh himself, and raped or killed a woman that he sneered he 'used as cattle ought to be' when confronted. Pullman is ultimately revealed as attempting to slay the Leviathan, the creature behind all stories, in order to achieve his own death, as his own story as Cain, the first murderer, will not allow him to die. however, he has no intention of dying alone, and when he's dealt with deathblow by the heroes, he gloats to hero Tom at 'dragging his bitch' with him, having murdered Tom's girlfriend before receiving the final blow.
  • Usagi Yojimbo
    • Lord Hikiji, the ultimate Big Bad of the series, schemes to be Shogun. Having murdered Usagi's father and master Lord Mifune, Hikiji launches brutal attacks on his enemies to kill and conquer all they possess. Preferring to operate from the shadows, Hikiji often resorts to dark schemes to foment chaos and murder in order to give himself an edge. He frequently disposes of his operatives while treating them as disposable pawns. Hikiji shows how truly monstrous he is in the coda to the saga Senso when a group of aliens crash on the world. Initially thought to have been killed, Hikiji later reveals that he has joined the aliens as an ally and is leading an attack on his own province to slaughter his own people in order to demonstrate his power to the entire planet. No longer content with just Japan, Hikiji believes he is destined to rule the entire planet, no matter who he has to slaughter.
    • Noriko, known as the Blood Princess, has had homicidal tendencies since childhood, where she would always beat her cousin Tomoe in spars to inflict as much pain as she could. In the present day, Noriko runs a mine, using slaves that have been press-ganged into service and worked to the point of death. Should any slave falter, Noriko promptly beheads the nearest one to serve as a morale-booster for the others. When she captures Tomoe, Noriko delights in treating her as a slave and when Tomoe refuses to perform the labor, Noriko furiously cuts down a random slave woman. When Tomoe immediately obeys to stop more death, Noriko sneers at her for caring about those of low birth. To conceal the mines, Noriko plans to blow it up, with every slave inside after all its resources are gone. She also reveals that she and Tomoe are actually ''sisters'' and when their father refused to acknowledge Noriko as his daughter, she murdered him, just as she had the man who raised her for for being weak. She reveals this while savagely beating Tomoe, taunting her that it's Tomoe's fault that he died.
    • General Fujii was the head of a gang that took over a village. They reduced the workers to slaves, and ordered them to farm and cultivate for long hours. They would continue to do this until the tax collector came, at which point they would just kill all the villagers and go to another town. When Usagi infiltrates them, he's discovered and tortured, with Fujii taking his swords. When the peasants revolt, the slaughter their way through them, and Fujii abandons most of his men to die or face the police. He and his loyal Dragon take over another gang and launch raids on a village, where he almost murders the elderly headsman for refusing them. When the heroes attack the gang to take him down, he abandons his dragon to run. He is such a bastard that even the aforementioned gang becomes repulsed by him. Usagi actually repeatedly calls him a "monster".
      Fujii: Yes, I suppose I am.
  • Vampirella: Von Kreist was once a Prussian soldier on the Western Front of World War I who was equally fascinated and horrified by the mindless slaughter he witnessed. He later made a Deal with the Devil for immortality, only to find out that his body would continue to decay while his soul could not pass on. He has since made himself a Psycho for Hire for whatever vampire clan will provide him a fresh supply of victims while aiding their plans to reduce humanity to cattle, each time killing huge numbers of people in the process. He takes the two teenage daughters of a disobedient mafia boss hostage and forces him to choose which of them will live, then shoots the daughter the man chose so the surviving one will have to live with the knowledge of her father giving her a death sentence. Then he orders her to kill her father and turns the dead sister into a vampire before later slashing the latter's throat when she has a flash of conscience. Von Kreist is also a prolific Serial Killer and Serial Rapist on the side, with one of his victims shown having her eyelids, lips, and arms and legs stitched together. His quarry even extends to children, as he intentionally crashes a damaged plane into a children's playground and casually throws a child off a bridge while insisting to his men that he's "rotten to the core" and "wouldn't have it any other way". Initially destroyed, he is resurrected in the body of Sofia Murray, one of Vampirella's closest friends, by a descendant of his who wanted to destroy Von Kreist's soul to atone for his crimes. After failing to kill his grandson, Von Kreist later offers up Sofia's life as part of a new alliance he forged with Dracula. As a human with no real superpowers of his own beyond his immortality, Von Kreist doesn't even have the excuse of being born a monster and stands out as one of the vampiress Vampirella's most disgusting foes.
  • The Walking Dead:
    • The Governor, real name Philip/Brian Blake, is the insane despotic leader of Woodbury, a small town of survivors, and takes extreme measures to maintain his status as the leader. These measures include feeding survivors from outside the town to the zombies surrounding them in order to keep them docile; and running violent fights between people in his town and the zombies as an entertainment for the residents. When Rick Grimes and his group visit Woodbury, Blake initially acts friendly until he turns tables on them by chopping off Rick's hand and raping Michonne repeatedly for several days, severely traumatizing Glenn in the process. He also has his zombified daughter actually niece chained up as a pet and has almost pedophilic interactions with her. Later, Blake manipulates the residents of Woodbury to attack the prison and is responsible for the deaths of vast majority of the cast, executing most of them personally in cold blood. He also pressures one of the residents to kill Rick's wife Lori and her infant daughter, Judy in an action so horrible that the said resident personally betrays and executes the Governor shortly afterwards, leaving his corpse to be devoured by the zombies. Utterly sociopathic and sadistic, the Governor is the absolute worst example of a human being that the world of zombie apocalypse has to offer.
    • When the protagonists first encounter Thomas Richards, he merely comes across as a nerdy, polite and ultimately harmless inmate imprisoned for tax evasion. This makes it all the more shocking when he's revealed to be a homicidal lunatic who was really imprisoned for dismembering his wife for no reason at all besides his own enjoyment. Thomas decapitated two little girls, Hershel Greene's twin daughters, Rachel and Susie, and, taking advantage of the confusion surrounding his murders, attempted to decapitate Andrea as well. While he failed in his attempt, he ended up scarring her in the process. Eventually captured, when the community looks like they're going to execute him, Thomas is rescued by a woman he had befriended earlier named Patricia. Believing that Thomas is insane, not evil, and in need of psychological help, Patricia plans on the two of them escaping together. In thanks, Thomas immediately tries to strangle her to death. Though a minor antagonist in the grand scheme of things, Thomas acted as a dark harbinger of what was to come by showing how much worse humans could be than zombies.
  • Weapon of God, by Justin Gray, Jimmy Palmiotti, & Giancarlo Caracuzzo: Apollyon is a Fallen Angel and the chief agent of Lucifer, embarking on a crusade to wipe out the whole of humanity to supposedly bring about Earth's renewal. To accomplish this, Apollyon sets about committing horrific massacres and wreaking giant swaths of destruction with the purpose of murdering as many people as possible through them, killing 100,000 people in Las Vegas alone and later causing a catastrophic explosion in Manhattan to kill even more people. Manipulating those who are weak at heart to carry out his bidding and wreak further havoc, Apollyon responds to the notice that a flight he's on is slightly delayed by crashing the plane into a children's amusement park, leaving no survivors. Apollyon's final plan is the planned bombing of another amusement park filled with hundreds of children and adults alike, shooting three of his minions dead after they object to this and gleefully ranting to protagonist Mr. Weapon about how he considers humans to be less than ants. Any benevolent intentions Apollyon could use to justify himself are thoroughly undermined by Apollyon's clear Sadism and unbelievable pettiness, and it is nakedly clear Apollyon is nothing more than a proud, mass-murdering monster at heart.
  • Welcome to Hoxford: Gordon Baker is the warden of the titular asylum, and is in actuality the leader of a savage pack of werewolves. Deposing his own father as alpha and keeping him locked in a dark room while keeping up the appearance he's still subordinate, every month Baker and his pack slaughter and consume all the patients at Hoxford at their own merriment, repeating the process with every batch that comes in. Baker spitefully locks an otherwise innocent psychiatrist named Jessica Ainley within Hoxford during the night of the hunt after she refuses to leave and soon after sets about gruesomely slaughtering everyone he can find. Baker personally captures a cannibal named Gravy and psychotic protagonist Ray, delightfully noting the irony of a cannibal being consumed and instructing Ray himself to devour a still-living Gravy once he expresses kinship with the werewolves with an air of amusement.
  • Will Eisner's Wonder Man: General Attilla is the dictator of Tatonia. When a rebellion crops up, he redirects the majority of his nation's food supply to the military and orders refugees massacred to put it down. Bombing a Red Cross hospital, Attilla's goons hold a couple wealthy socialites volunteering there for ransom, despite never intending to release them. After Wonder Man thwarts the general's plans, he plots to start another war to regain control.
  • Witchblade: Madeline Desormeaux, despite only appearing in 2 issues, is as bad as the comic gets. She was once an appalling sadist with a sick fascination for torturing and dismembering her slaves, then putting them back together in grotesque ways where they suffered until death. After the escape of a little boy whose eyes and mouth she had stitched shut escaped, Madeline ultimately died. However, even this would not keep her evil from infecting the land, cursing all of her former victims to wander in agony until the day her wicked soul is destroyed for good. When Dani shows up to put the slaves' souls to rest, Madeline gleefully attempts to tear her tongue out, proclaiming her plans to torture her due to her fraternization with the "filth" of her former slaves.
  • The Wraith: Joe Carrol is the son of a wealthy man trying to get his dad's inheritance. Taking advantage of Dad's fear of the dead rising to kill him, Joe pays off a magician to teach him how to puppeteer a corpse so he can gaslight the man into signing everything to him. On the day of his plan, he has the magician killed to cover up his method, ordering two other people investigating the crime to be killed. He then carries out his plan, laughing when his father dies of fright.
  • Yellowjacket: R. Krause is a Mad Scientist working to create limb regeneration to make lots of money. To do this, he experimented on his patients with crab DNA, killing all of them. His medical license stripped away, Krause fled before he could be arrested. Years later, the good doctor paid off the head of a veterans' hospital to let him experiment on a few patients, killing five before Yellowjacket stops him in the middle of an experiment on a fisherman he kidnapped.

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