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->''"I've got the kids! I think I'm going to kill one of them now just for the heck of it!"''
-->--'''[[Characters/GravityFallsBillCipher Bill Cipher]]''', ''WesternAnimation/GravityFalls'', "[[Recap/GravityFallsS2E20WeirdmageddonPart3TakeBackTheFalls Weirdmageddon 3: Take Back the Falls]]"

Creator/{{Disney}} villains tend to be very noteworthy, both for their personalities and their songs. However, some of them can also be [[CompleteMonster horrible, ruthless, and despicable]]. As Disney is primarily about kid-friendly fare, please note that qualifying for this trope takes something pretty extraordinary.


* ''Disney/AtlantisTheLostEmpire'': [[BigBad Commander Lyle Tiberius Rourke]] is a tomb-robbing mercenary (or, as he insists, "[[InsistentTerminology adventure capitalist]]") solely in the Atlantis operation [[OnlyInItForTheMoney for profit]]. The leader of the expedition sent to find Atlantis, Rourke maintains a gruff, militaristic indifference to the lives of those lost to the Leviathan and upon seeing the Heart of Atlantis, plans to confiscate it and sell it for double the money he'd receive. Knowing full well this will kill every Atlantean, when he's confronted on this Rourke threatens to shoot Princess Kida and shortly thereafter murders her father, never dropping his [[FauxAffablyEvil friendly façade]]. Rourke was [[ItsAllAboutMe concerned for little else but himself]] and the potential profit he could reap from Atlantis, to the point where he tosses [[TheDragon Helga]] off a blimp to her death for a minor benefit to his escape, and was {{greed}}y enough in the end to make his entire party turn against him.
* ''Disney/TheBlackCauldron'': The Horned King is a dark, terrifying, power-hungry [[OurLichesAreDifferent lich]] tyrant with a [[AGodAmI god complex]] and absolutely NoSenseOfHumor (a rare case for a Disney villain which makes him more creepy). He plans to obtain the powers of the eponymous Cauldron in order to raise [[NightOfTheLivingMooks an army of undead skeletons]] to rule the world and so destroy thousands of human lives. He stops at nothing to achieve his goal, even if it means kidnapping and/or killing an innocent girl or a harmless little pig, or [[BadBoss harvesting his own perfectly loyal men to make more skeletal warriors]]. When the Cauldron seems to need another body he immediately decides to sacrifice his most sycophantic servant to it. He also has a bit of an ego to him since his motive behind conquering the world is forcing all of humanity to worship him as a god. Because the mindless Cauldron Born turn their enemies into more of themselves, he's planning to [[TheNecrocracy turn the world into a graveyard so he can be king of the dead]] if he can't be king of the living.
* ''Disney/TheHunchbackOfNotreDame'': [[HangingJudge Judge]] [[BigBad Claude]] [[EgocentricallyReligious Frollo]] is the self-proclaimed [[SinisterMinister Minister]] of [[KnightTemplar Justice]], but is in truth a deeply prejudiced corrupt official. Frollo [[PoliticallyIncorrectVillain holds the gypsies scattered around Paris in deep contempt]], and [[FinalSolution seeks to eradicate them]]. Killing a young gypsy mother on the steps of Notre Dame, Frollo then attempted to [[WouldHurtAChild drown her infant son for his deformities]], only being stopped by the archdeacon. Solely for fear of being punished for his crimes, Frollo takes the boy in, naming him Quasimodo and [[AbusiveParents raising him in isolation, teaching him to think of himself as a monster]]. Frollo [[StalkerWithACrush lusts after the gypsy dancer Esmeralda]], resolving to force her to be his, or kill her. Frollo terrorizes Paris while searching for her, imprisoning many gypsies and having a massive portion of the city burnt down. He finally besieges the gypsy hideout and captures them all, including Esmeralda. Accusing Esmeralda of witchcraft, Frollo attempts to publicly execute her when she rejects his advances before launching an attack upon the cathedral when Quasimodo rescues her. When Esmeralda seemingly dies, Frollo asks a mourning Quasimodo for forgiveness, only to try and stab him when he lets his guard down. He finally pursues Quasimodo and Esmeralda onto a balcony and attempts to murder them both. Perhaps Clopin puts it best, when he asks, "Who is the monster and who is the man?"
* ''Disney/TheLionKing'': [[TheChessmaster Scar]] is defined by [[TheResenter his envy and hatred]] of [[CainAndAbel his elder brother Mufasa]]. [[TheEvilPrince Hating that he isn't king]], Scar hatches a scheme to remove Mufasa from the equation as well as the heir to the throne, [[EvilUncle Mufasa's young son Simba]], When Scar's first [[WouldHurtAChild attempt to murder Simba and his best friend Nala fails]], Scar has his Hyena cohorts cause a stampede and personally throws Mufasa in to be trampled when he tries to escape it. He then convinces Simba the whole thing was his fault, convincing him to go into self imposed exile before ordering the hyenas to murder Simba anyways. Scar's incompetence as king leads to a famine, and when Simba returns, he sees Scar refuse to allow anyone to leave to go anywhere else, uncaring that this will condemn everyone to death. He proceeds to backhand Mufasa's widow Sarabi when she compares him unfavorably to her husband, and when he confronts Simba, Scar tries to break him by bringing up Mufasa's death. He only pauses in his attempt at a public execution to mock Simba that [[YouKilledMyFather Scar was Mufasa's true murderer]]. Later, in a desperate attempt to save his own skin, [[NeverMyFault he tries to blame everything on his loyal hyena henchmen]], attempting to kill Simba even after the latter agrees to spare his life.
* ''Disney/{{Mulan}}'': Shan Yu views the Emperor of China having built the Great Wall as both an insult and a challenge. As a violent BloodKnight, Shan Yu leads his horde of Huns to invade, relishing when China ''knows'' he's there. After capturing two Imperial spies, Shan Yu releases them with a message for the Emperor- but has one of his archers kill one anyways as you only need one man to deliver a message. Shan Yu later ambushes the armies of General Li at a village, resulting in a mass slaughter, not only of the soldiers, but every civilian as well, with no children spared either. Even after his army's downfall, Shan Yu attacks the Imperial Palace with his remaining men and takes the Emperor hostage, furiously trying to kill him when he refuses to kneel to Shan Yu.
* ''Disney/{{Pinocchio}}'': [[VileVillainSaccharineShow The Coachman]] runs Pleasure Island, a too-good-to-be-true amusement park for troublesome children. Presenting a guise as a [[FauxAffablyEvil kindly old man]], [[WouldHurtAChild he]] laces the cigars and beer of the children with a substance that [[BalefulPolymorph transforms the children into donkeys]] whenever they act like jerks. The Coachman then sells them as normal animals into harsh working environments and keeps the boys who can still talk within a pen with no indication of their fates afterwards. Even [[ThoseTwoBadGuys Honest John and Gideon]], a pair of con artists, are [[EvenEvilHasStandards visibly terrified by him and his actions]].
* ''Disney/TheRescuersDownUnder'': [[BigBad Percival C. McLeach]] is one of the few humans in the series who seems to be aware that the animals are sentient. This does not stop him from, in his own words, "[[EvilPoacher tearing off their hides]]" to make a living. When [[KidHero Cody]] interferes with one of [=McLeach=]'s operations, the poacher kidnaps him, [[KnifeNut tosses knives]] at him, and locks him in one of the cramped cages he keeps the animals he's captured in, and uses him as bait to lure the eagle Marahute into his clutches; he subsequently instructs his monitor lizard sidekick, [[TheDragon Joanna the Goanna]], to devour the eagle's eggs, rendering the species rarer and thus more valuable. When the Rescuers visit [=McLeach=]'s hideout they find he is keeping three talking animals prisoner, intending to turn them all into luxury goods; [=McLeach=] himself is observed giving orders to Frank the Frilled Lizard, confirming that he knows they can understand him. When Cody proves too much trouble, [=McLeach=] ties Cody to a crane and [[WouldHurtAChild lowers him into a river filled with crocodiles]], only to raise him back up, then almost does it again, [[ForTheEvulz just to toy with him]]. When the power on his half-track goes out, stopping him from lowering Cody, [=McLeach=] takes out a gun and shoots the rope holding him above the river, only to be [[KarmicDeath swept over the waterfall himself]], while Joanna, who [[BadBoss McLeach had frequently abused]], looks on.

* ''WesternAnimation/ToyStory3'': [[Characters/ToyStory3LotsOHugginBear Lots-o'-Huggin' Bear]] is the [[BigBad ruler]] of Sunnyside Daycare, and oppresses the other toys through brute force and violence. Originally the favorite toy of a young girl named Daisy, Lotso was mistakenly lost and replaced, leading him to believe that [[StrawNihilist all toys were worthless and unloved]]. Taking over Sunnyside, Lotso subjects the toys in the Caterpillar Room to horrid mistreatment from the younger children. When Andy's toys request that they be relocated to the Butterfly Room, Lotso [[BrainwashedAndCrazy resets Buzz Lightyear]] and has him beat down his friends, showing a cold satisfaction while doing so. When Woody frees the toys and they attempt to escape, Lotso has [[JackBauerInterrogationTechnique Chatter Telephone beaten]] in order to get him to explain Woody's escape plan before ordering the toys disposed of in the dumpster. When his minions turn on him and he is taken to the dump, along with Andy's toys, he abandons them to burn to death in the incinerator, [[UngratefulBastard ignoring that they had previously saved his life]]. While he has a tragic backstory, Woody himself [[FreudianExcuseIsNoExcuse calls him out on how weak it is]], stating that Lotso had abandoned her, not the other way around. Sociopathic and misanthropic, Lotso may have [[FauxAffablyEvil appeared innocent]], but was depraved at his core.

[[AC:TV series]]
* ''WesternAnimation/AmericanDragonJakeLong'': [[BigBad The Huntsman]] is the leader of the magical creature poaching organization known as [[HunterOfMonsters the Huntsclan]] and ranked as the fourth greatest enemy of the magical community. [[FromNobodytoNightmare Once a timid apprentice mocked for his squeaky voice]], a meeting with a time-traveling Jake Long landed him in a pit, where a monster mauled him near to death. Physically and mentally damaged, he shed his former self and became something even his tormenters feared. As years go on, he became the leader of the clan and would indoctrinate children in his academy to become his army to [[FantasticRacism wipe out magical creatures]] and humans who defend them. [[WouldHurtAChild Any student who failed to meet expectations would have to earn their place back by fighting a hungry kraken]]. When Rose was born with the Huntsclan birthmark that her family lacked, he had her kidnapped and tricked into thinking he was her uncle and her parents were members killed by dragons to make her his apprentice. When she learned the truth, he threatened to kill her birth family if she didn’t aid him in his latest quest, capturing all of the Crystal Skulls to use their power to [[FinalSolution wipe out all magical creatures]]. Motivated by {{greed}} at best and hate at worst, the Huntsman was a threat to human and magical creature alike.
* ''WesternAnimation/DarkwingDuck'': [[ALoadOfBull Taurus Bulba]], Darkwing’s [[GeniusBruiser smartest]] and [[TheDreaded most-feared]] adversary, is introduced serving a ninety-nine year sentence at a high-security prison for several crimes, including the murder of [[KidSidekick Gosalyn's]] grandfather. Once he breaks out and destroys the prison he was contained in, Taurus schemes to activate the Waddlemeyer Ramrod in order to destroy buildings and rob banks. To gain the code, Taurus threatens to [[WouldHurtAChild drop Gosalyn off a building]] if Darkwing didn't activate the Ramrod, remarking that she'd "make a nasty stain on the street." Once Darkwing activates the Ramrod in desperation, Taurus drops Gosalyn anyways [[ForTheEvulz for little reason at all]], looking over it with a smug grin. After he was resurrected by [[NebulousEvilOrganisation F.O.W.L.]] as a {{cyborg}}, Taurus shows his gratitude by [[UngratefulBastard destroying their base]] and going to work on his own. [[KnightOfCerebus With no comedic quirks]] and with no regard to who he hurt, Taurus Bulba was Darkwing's most feared adversary [[VileVillainSaccharineShow for a reason]].
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Gargoyles}}'', for the most part, has a well-deserved reputation for sympathetic and three-dimensional villains - [[MagnificentBastard Xanatos]] pets at least as many dogs as he kicks, while [[JerkassWoobie Demona]] has an involved and tragic backstory that keeps her sympathetic despite the often extreme evil of her present appearances. There are, however, a few unrepentantly horrible ones:
** [[PsychoForHire Jackal]] is a sadistic and violent member of The Pack who gleefully participates in hunting the gargoyles for sport and abandons his humanity to become a cyborg killing machine, seeming only to take pleasure in violence and cruelty. While Jackal is often kept in check by his colleagues, season 2's "Grief" reveals what he is truly capable of. When the Egyptian God Anubis is captured by an Emir seeking to bring his dead son back to life, Jackal seizes power from the Jackal God and makes himself the god of death, torturing his enemies by aging them to the point they are almost too infirm to move and transforming his own teammates into children. Jackal proceeds to attempt to wipe out every living thing on the planet simply [[ForTheEvulz because he can]], even destroying an entire city before he is stopped.
** [[SdrawkcabName Thailog]] is a [[EvilTwin clone of Goliath]], created by [[MadScientist Anton Sevarius]] on Xanatos's orders. An EvilGenius whose only drive is his ambition to dominate, enrich himself, and control what he could, Thailog is [[EstablishingCharacterMoment introduced]] enacting a plan to steal $20 million from Xanatos, then trying to [[{{Patricide}} murder his three "fathers"]], [[ManOnFire by burning them alive]]. Later seducing Demona, Thailog attempted to trick her and Macbeth into killing one another so he could steal their fortunes and seize control of their assets for his own gain. Going on to clone the Manhattan clan as a prelude to killing them, Thailog betrays and tries to kill Demona when she stops him from killing her daughter, revealing that he had cloned Demona as well. Presumed dead for a time, Thailog later resurfaces, trying to force the clones to re-enter his service, then stabbing Goliath with a knife to collect his DNA and potentially murder him. Combining Goliath's brute strength with Xanatos's cunning and Sevarius's [[EvilIsHammy flair for the dramatic]], Thailog stands out as one of the Manhattan clan's [[CardCarryingVillain most malevolent foes]], a creature that [[EvenEvilHasStandards even Xanatos]] regards as [[MyGodWhatHaveIDone a monster]].
** Proteus of the New Olympians, from "The New Olympians" and "Seeing Isn't Believing", is a shape-shifting SerialKiller who was imprisoned after murdering the previous captain of the guard. He consistently assumes the form of his victim to mock the man's son Taurus. When he tricks his way to freedom, Proteus delights in sowing the seeds of chaos all through the city, using people's emotions against them with his powers for a sick thrill and trying to destroy his city and commit genocide on his own people.
* ''WesternAnimation/GetEd'': [[BigBad Mr. Simon Bedlam]] is an [[CorruptPolitician evil bureaucrat]] and CorruptCorporateExecutive who was originally business partners with Anthony Ol' Skool before he cheated him out of the business, leaving Ol' Skool with nothing. He also expands his business by killing off all his competitors and gaining a significant half of Progress City, before deciding to destroy the other half so he can rebuild under his control, uncaring about the innocent lives lost in the process. When courier [[KidHero Ed]] foils this plan, Bedlam develops an obsession with Ed's DNA, to use it for his own sinister machinations. This obsession would have Bedlam subject Ed to a DNA extracting process which he describes as "very painful", forcibly convert an innocent man into a cyborg to kill Ed, and forces Ed to watch as he subjects Deets, Ed's LoveInterest who was forced to work for Bedlam when he was holding her parents hostage, to ElectricTorture until Ed complies to give him his DNA. Using his DNA to physically turn himself into another version of Ed, Bedlam then proceeds to destroy the couriers headquarters, seemingly killing Ol' Skool along the way, and later [[BadBoss kills off his own right-hand woman]], [[TheDragon Kora]], when [[YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness he believes that she is of no use for him]]. When he learns of "The Machine" and its destructive capabilities he decides to use it to destroy Progress City and re-create it [[InTheirOwnImage in his own image]], which would kill millions in the process. A monstrous megalomaniac willing to destroy everything and everyone in his path to obtain total control over Progress City, Bedlam cements himself as the heroes most personal adversary.
* ''WesternAnimation/GravityFalls'' : [[Characters/GravityFallsBillCipher Bill Cipher]] is an [[EldritchAbomination interdimensional demon]] and is, despite his [[BewareTheSillyOnes appearance]], his [[FauxAffablyEvil demeanor]], and his [[LaughablyEvil twisted sense of humor]], the OverarchingVillain. A being of chaos who killed his parents and destroyed his home realm to escape its limitations, Bill sought to escape his decaying realm by invading another world he could wreak havoc on, and set his eye on Earth's universe. A [[TheChessmaster chessmaster extraordinaire]], Bill exploited the desperation of Stanford Pines, manipulating him into building a portal that would allow the fusion of the Nightmare Realm and the physical world so Bill could wreak chaos worldwide. In the present, Bill stalks the Pines twins after their initial meeting. At the turning point of Bill's plan, Bill goads a despondent Mabel into handing him the means in which to break the gap between the real world and the Nightmare Realm—and, after doing so, traps Mabel in a LotusEaterMachine and unleashes "Weirdmaggedon" on Gravity Falls. Demonstrating his random cruelty by abominating Preston Northwest's face, Bill assaults the town, which sees almost all its citizens converted into a series of statues built into a "throne of human agony", and the rest living in hiding in a horribly-mutated EldritchLocation. Bill is dismissive of the fact that his influence could lead to destruction of existence itself, and callously vaporizes Time Baby and the TimePolice squad once they point this out to him. A being who was motivated by a lust of chaos and random whims, Bill happily conducted torture and the attempted brutal murder of children to further his goals. Treating everyone like a pawn and life itself as a game, Bill Cipher devoted his entire existence to wreaking chaos and destruction on the world at large.
* ''Series/LabRats'': [[TheSociopath Victor Krane]] was the [[KnightOfCerebus worst]] in a show filled with dangerous people. A {{diabolical|Mastermind}} power-hungry [[CorruptCorporateExecutive billionaire]], he initially worked with [[ArchnemesisDad Douglas Davenport]] to brainwash Adam, Bree and Chase, also upgrading Douglas’s technology to granting him vast powers. After Chase manged to resist, Krane immediately attempted to force his siblings to kill him. Krane, unable to cope with any rivals, then planned to murder Adam, Bree and Chase [[HeelFaceTurn causing Douglas to betray him]]. Krane kidnapped and locked Leo and Tasha in a giant oven to try and force Donald to give him the Lab Rats. His attempts failing, Krane was revealed to have been secretly building himself a bionic army, growing around a hundred kids—mostly teenagers, but a few preteens—in his lab, [[SlaveMooks brainwashing and depriving them of any individuality]], and experimenting upon them to give them bionic abilities. Krane constantly experimented on S-1, [[BrokenBird leaving her traumatized]] when she was liberated. Convinced that [[TheSocialDarwinist his powers made him superior]], he tried to conquer the earth and brainwash all humanity. After his seeming death it was discovered that, [[ItsAllAboutMe refusing to allow them to live any life that didn’t benefit him]], he had installed a virus within all his former soldiers so that [[DeadManSwitch in the event he died they would also die]]. In “Space Colony”, it’s revealed that he survived and was rescued by [[MadScientist Dr. Gao]]. Infiltrating Donald’s colony, they begin kidnapping and brainwashing the fifty colonists, along with Donald and Tasha, to turn them into a new army of mindless bionic soldiers; they also launched a missile that would [[OmnicidalManiac wipe out all life on Earth]] so that Krane could rebuild everything in his own image. Once thwarted, Krane hijacked a space pod and attacked the Lab Rats and colonists' ship declaring "If I can't have my bionic army then I’m taking you out with them."
* ''Series/MyBabysittersAVampire'': "[[EvilSorcerer The Cloaked Man]]", the BigBad of season 2--actually [[spoiler:Vice Principal Stern]]--is an arrogant, [[LackOfEmpathy cold-hearted]], and [[FantasticRacism genocidal]] wizard. Desiring to wipe out all vampires, despite knowing that they are not all evil--and that some are even [[spoiler:his students]]--he starts his operations by summoning the breath of death, a demonic mist that drives all infected vampires mad and forces them to kill each other, before [[TheHero Ethan]] foils his plan. In retaliation The Cloaked Man stalks Ethan into an alternative dimension and tries to directly murder him and his friends. Upon finding out Ethan is a Seer, The Cloaked Man curses Ethan to hallucinate everyone is dead and that he’s failed them all, just to make sure he doesn't cross him as his plans near fruition. The Cloaked Man also gets his hands on the Lucifactor, an energy-draining weapon of incredible power, and goes on a killing spree before planning on using the Caller beacon to project the Lucifactor's energy, wiping out vampires en masse. During the climax, to prevent Ethan and Sarah interrupting him he uses his magic to force Ethan's friend [[IneptMage Benny]] to try and kill them.
* ''WesternAnimation/TronUprising'':
** [[GeneralRipper General Tesler]] is the brutal dictator dispatched by [[GreaterScopeVillain CLU]] to subjugate Argon City, and as such, is [[TheHeavy responsible for most of the series's crimes]]. Years ago, Tesler was informed by two programs of the presence of an ISO, a persecuted minority, at their hospital, at which point Tesler ordered the entire hospital be slaughtered, [[UngratefulBastard including the two who informed him of the ISO]], simply because they saw the rogue ISO program. As the ruler of Argon, Tesler sets up the Games, a [[GladiatorGames gladiatorial tournament]] where programs are regularly forced to fight to the death for even minor infractions against Tesler's rule; Tesler has no problem throwing innocents in for even touching him. Refusing to accept any weakness or failure from his soldiers, Tesler [[BadBoss ruthlessly executes them]] for decreasingly legitimate reasons as the series goes on, punching a hole through one for simply surviving an assault on his base. Though seeming to care for one of his CoDragons, Paige, Tesler is quickly revealed to be manipulating her into his servitude, having convinced her that an ISO butchered her best friends when it was Tesler himself, and regularly goes behind her back and murders people she likes or cares for, which culminates in him showing no restraint in ordering her executed when he thinks she betrays him. With a cold disdain for everything not under his thrall, General Tesler stands out across the ''Tron'' franchise as perhaps the most wicked villain.
** [[PsychopathicManchild Pavel]], one of Tesler's two CoDragons alongside Paige, makes his mark as the single most {{sadist}}ic and cruel character in the ''Tron'' universe. Though often kept in check by Tesler or Paige, when Pavel gets the chance to run wild, he threatens innocents by the dozens, [[BadBoss murders his own minions with glee]], and slices [[BadPeopleAbuseAnimals a Bit]], the ''Tron'' equivalent of a pet, in half. After accidentally damaging a train's engine while trying to kill a single passenger, dooming the hundreds onboard, Pavel cackles about it while expressing his desire to stay and watch the fireworks as the passengers die, revolting Paige, and is also revealed to [[TortureTechnician run his own torture chamber]], littered with the remains of his many previous victims, and proceeds to use said chamber to mutilate a program's hand for nothing more than spraying graffiti. Continuously [[TheStarscream trying to usurp Tesler]] and gain more personal power, Pavel arranges for three teenage programs to be executed to embarrass Tesler, [[FrameUp frames the loyal Paige]] for treason by [[MindRape Mind Raping]] her, before doing the same to his partners in crime, and hides a powerful upgrade disk from Tesler, using it to massacre an entire room of innocent programs as a test run while cackling like a lunatic. An [[AxCrazy utter madman]] who horrified and disgusted everyone he interacted with, Pavel may not have had the power of CLU or Tesler, but he more than made up for it in sheer depravity and evil.

[[AC:Live-action films]]
* ''Film/TheLoneRanger'': Butch Cavendish is one of the darkest villains to ever appear in a ''Disney'' film. Rumored to be a {{Wendigo}} for his unusual habits, Butch shows why when after gunning down the hero, Reid's brother, Butch cuts out his heart [[IAmAHumanitarian and eats it]]. Butch uses fear to oppress any hint of rebellion and will kill at any hint of complaint At one point, he even kills a laborer for nothing more than saying the entrance of a cave he wanted entry to was blocked. Butch conspires to start a war with, and wipe out the Comanche people for the silver in the mines by leading attacks on innocent people in settlements, framing the Comanche. In the past, when the Comanche saved Butch's life, he repaid them by [[UngratefulBastard slaughtering them]], earning Tonto's undying hatred. With his evil and his dark habits, it's easy to see why Tonto sees Butch as a flesh-eating monster of myth.
* ''Film/MightyJoeYoung'': [[BigBad Andrei Strasser]] is a [[EvilPoacher poacher]] who [[EstablishingCharacterMoment establishes his ruthlessness]] by killing the titular ape's mother as well as mortally wounding Dr. Ruth Young. Twelve years later, Andrei runs a supposed wildlife preserve wherein he sells organs of the animals he's harnessed over the black market. When he recognizes Joe as the ape that bit his fingers off years prior, Andrei--intent on selling the primate's body parts for a profit--goads Jill Young--Ruth's daughter--into giving him Joe, claiming he would be safe at his refuge. Strasser demonstrates his indifference towards the lives of others when a missed shot intended for Jill causes a deadly fire to spread throughout the carnival, endangering a child trapped in a Ferris wheel. Believing that he won, Strasser gloats whilst preparing to finish what he started with Jill's mother by murdering her. Valuing [[{{Greed}} monetary gain]] above all else, Strasser exemplifies everything wrong with illegal hunting.
* ''Franchise/PiratesOfTheCaribbean'' series:
** [[AristocratsAreEvil Lord]] Cutler [[KnightOfCerebus Beckett]], [[CorruptCorporateExecutive Chairman of the East India Trading Company]], is the BigBad of the [[Film/PiratesOfTheCaribbeanDeadMansChest second]] and [[Film/PiratesOfTheCaribbeanAtWorldsEnd third]] films. Upon his arrival at Port Royale, Beckett assumes illegal control and has the governor's messenger to the king murdered. Beckett later enslaves Davy Jones, forcing him to kill his pet Kraken and making Jones his personal attack dog of the seas. Governor Swann himself is later murdered when Beckett [[YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness decides he's of no further use]]. It is made abundantly clear that Beckett's prime motivation is power and control, and as piracy is a threat to that, Beckett [[KnightTemplar initiates a purge of anyone even vaguely associated with piracy]], with all legal proceedings suspended. The result is a massive line of people, many of whom aren't even pirates, taken to the gallows to be hanged. [[WouldHurtAChild Not even children are safe]], as a little boy is shown being hanged as Beckett looks on [[TheStoic without remorse or emotion]].
** ''[[Film/PiratesOfTheCaribbeanOnStrangerTides On Stranger Tides]]'': [[BigBad Captain Edward Teach]], the infamous UsefulNotes/{{Blackbeard}}, [[CardCarryingVillain prides himself]] on being [[TheDreaded one of the most feared men on the high seas]]. Blackbeard [[BadBoss abuses and murders members of his own crew]] on the basis of "if I don't kill a man every now and then, they forget who I am", [[ManOnFire incinerating his ship's cook]] to demonstrate this and resurrecting some of his own slain crew members as mindlessly obedient zombies. On his quest to the FountainOfYouth to avert his prophesied death at the hands of a one-legged man, Blackbeard puts a mermaid named Syrena through hideous treatment for the purpose of gaining her tear, first showing her the remains of her own fellow mermaids and then ordering Phillip, the single man who displays compassion to her, killed in front of her. Blackbeard claims to love his daughter, but undersells even this through a risky game of RussianRoulette with his own daughter's life and ultimately trying to sacrifice her life for his own at the Fountain of Youth. Blackbeard admits he feels closest to God in moments of pain and anguish and calmly tortured and murdered anyone who dared to stand against him.
* ''Film/PrinceOfPersiaTheSandsOfTime'': Nizam, the [[EvilUncle uncle of the hero Dastan]] chafed at being in the shadow of his elder brother, the King. To remove himself from under the King's shadow, Nizam set his sights on the Dagger of Time and the Sands of Time, not caring of the horrors and chaos he could unleash on the world. Nizam brought about a battle with an innocent city, not remotely caring of the deaths of innocents, and arranged the death of his own brother while attempting to have his sons murdered. Revealing an utter contempt for the adopted low-born Dastan, Nizam revealed his true goal was to rewind time so he could undo this greatest error: once saving his brother's life when they were children.
* ''Film/ReturnToOz'': [[VainSorceress Princess Mombi]] is a deranged, tyrannical sorceress who usurped control of the Emerald City by trapping the true ruler inside an enchanted mirror. A {{narcissist}} whose looks are fading with age, Mombi [[OffWithHerHead collects the heads of beautiful women]] and [[SwissArmyAppendage swaps her own head for one of theirs]] every so often. When not in use, the heads are [[AndIMustScream kept alive and conscious]]. When Dorothy arrives in the Emerald City, Mombi has her imprisoned with the intention of adding her head to her collection once she becomes an adult.
* ''Film/WhoFramedRogerRabbit'': [[BigBad Judge]] [[DoomyDoomsOfDoom Doom]] is the {{sadist}}ic and merciless [[HangingJudge high judge of Toontown]], and a [[AnaziByAnyOtherName staunch anti-toon bigot]]. Since toons can't be killed in any way, Doom invented a solution called the Dip and [[EstablishingCharacterMoment is introduced]] demostrating its effects by melting an innocent toon-shoe. When Roger Rabbit is accused of murder Doom starts a ruthless hunt, reveling in the thought of melting him in the Dip regardless if he's guilty or not and showing full willingless to harm or kill anyone who stands in his way, either himself or by letting his brutal weasel henchmen do it. Doom himself was the mind behind the murder, along with RK Maroon's [[HeKnowsTooMuch who tried to report him]]. His EvilPlan is to commit a massive toon genocide by spraying Dip over Toontown in order to build a freeway and [[{{Greed}} owning all the profits]]. The worst part, however, is that [[BoomerangBigot Doon is a toon himself]] and the responsible of PrivateDetective Eddie Valiant's hate towards the toons since he's the one who killed his brother long ago by smashing him with a piano. During the final battle Doom attemps to kill Eddie, along with Roger and his wife Jessica, by cutting him in half with a buzzsaw [[SlasherSmile grinning evilly all the time.]] Despite [[VileVillainSaccharineShow the lighthearted nature of the movie]], Doom is a [[KnightOfCerebus shockingly dark and frightening villain]].


* ''VideoGame/TheHauntedMansion'': [[BigBad Atticus Thorn]] is an EvilSorcerer who seeks to use the power of the [[MacGuffin six soul gems]] to [[OmnicidalManiac destroy both the afterlife and the living world]]. Thorn has lived for hundreds of years by [[SoulEating devouring souls]] to extend his life, [[AndIMustScream keeping them trapped in his body to drain them for energy]]. Just before the FinalBoss fight, Thorn devours the soul gems along with 999 souls, stating that with his new powers there will no longer be either the land of the living or the afterlife, just "death, death, and more death."
* ''Franchise/KingdomHearts'': [[BigBad Master Xehanort]] is responsible, [[BiggerBad both indirectly and directly]], for all the hardships the main characters suffer and the creation of the three main villains that are destroying the worlds. The secret reports in ''VideoGame/KingdomHeartsBirthBySleep'' paint him as a [[WellIntentionedExtremist well-meaning person ready to resort to extreme solutions]] of unleashing the Heartless and the Unversed in order to flood the universe with darkness and thus bring about perfect balance between light and darkness, but as of the game, [[JumpingOffTheSlipperySlope he's clearly run so far beyond the line of inexcusable acts that any good intentions he once had are long gone]]. He takes Ven, an eleven-year-old child, in as an apprentice with the sole intention of training him to use the darkness and stealing his body. When Ven proves himself not to be up to the task, he forcibly extracts Ven's darkness, leaving him comatose, then drops his apprentice's failing body off in his own much-hated homeworld to die. After realizing Ven isn't going to die, he gives him to his fellow Keyblade Master Eraqus, a man whom he considers to be a brother, to train until Ven's light grows strong enough that he can be forcibly reunited with his darkness and become a weapon that will allow its wielder to reshape the entire world. While he's there, he notices Eraqus's student, Terra, and immediately decides that he wants Terra's body. Through a complex series of manipulations, Xehanort arranges Terra to fight Eraqus to the death, and finishes off Eraqus himself after Eraqus is weakened. [[ForScience He is even willing to risk an apocalypse out of sheer curiosity]]. Eventually Xehanort willingly splits himself into two beings: his Heartless, "Ansem", which possesses Riku and manipulates a cartel of Disney villains from behind the scenes, and his Nobody, "Xenmas", which formed Organization XIII, manipulated its members to stop them from growing Hearts for themselves, and planned on using all of them as vessels to store pieces of his own Heart in, to turn them into clones of himself.

* ''Seekers of the Weird'':
** [[EvilSorceress Despoina]] is a vile, immortal sorceress who serves as the DarkMistress and [[TheDragon head servant]] of the evil Reaper King. Forming the Society of Shadows to worship the Reaper King, Despoina dedicates herself to freeing him and allowing him to desolate the entire planet so she and the Society can rule over the remainder. Motivating the two children destined to open the Coffin Clock the Reaper King in sealed in by kidnapping their parents and threatening to murder them, Despoina has their uncle Roland supposedly play both them and the Wardens, before opting to have his spine torn out in response to his betrayal. A {{sadist}} by nature, Despoina even allows the Wardens to briefly take the Coffin Clock solely so [[HopeCrusher she can crush their hope later]] and have the Reaper King wipe them all out.
** [[SealedEvilInACan The Reaper King]] himself is an ancient [[EldritchAbomination eldritch horror]] and the strongest reaper in existence, a being dedicated only to enshrouding the Earth in shadow and [[OmnicidalManiac killing all that lives]]. Previously rampaging across the Earth and causing TheBlackDeath in the process, killing a third of Europe's population, the Reaper King has Despoina and her servants dedicate centuries of their time to freeing him-- only to [[BadBoss spitefully strip them all of their immortality and condemn them to die with the rest of the world]] once he's finally released.
* ''Ride/BigThunderMountainRailroad'': [[CorruptCorporateExecutive George Willikers]] seems at first to [[{{Jerkass}} just be a slimy bully wanting a quick buck]], but is slowly revealed to be a heartless sociopath caring for nothing but his own {{greed}}. Serving as the second-in-command to Mr. Bullion, Willikers uses his position to abuse the small mining town he lords over, instituting a curfew and threatening [[WhipItGood lashing with his bullwhip]] for any who cross him. As head of the mining operation in the mountain Big Thunder, Willikers overworks, abuses, and regularly endangers the lives of the miners, completely uncaring of their well-being as long as they supply him with the goods. In the end, Willikers's truly monstrous personality is revealed, as he holds the miners at gunpoint to force them into highly lethal caverns to mine, and ultimately attempts to leave the dozens of miners, several heroic bandits trying to stop Willikers, and Bullion himself to die in the mountain as it collapses, throwing their lives away as long as he can get away with the mined gold and rebuild the mining town in his glory.
* ''Franchise/TheHauntedMansion'': The Captain is a [[NinjaPirateZombieRobot ghostly pirate]] who once plundered and pillaged all he saw fit across the Earth. Once dying inside the titular Haunted Mansion and being cursed to haunt it for all eternity, the Captain, determined to escape, places a curse upon the Mansion that traps any who die inside, or any ghosts who visit it, to be trapped alongside him, [[FateWorseThanDeath never able to rest in peace or escape]]. Having trapped nearly one thousand ghosts inside, the Captain later uses the young Danny Crowe to assist him in escaping, and, once free, promises to slaughter all in his path and become the scourge of the world once more, starting by [[WouldHurtAChild killing Danny]] then cursing the Mansion once more to trap him and all nearby ghosts inside for all eternity.

* ''Franchise/TheHauntedMansion'': [[AxCrazy Constance Hatchaway]] is a [[KnightOfCerebus malevolent ghost in a house full of playful spirits]]. Constance is TheBrideWithAPast, as in life she was a GoldDigger that married wealthy men, and then [[BlackWidow killed them]] by [[OffWithHisHead beheading them]] with [[AnAxeToGrind a hatchet]]. She spent her adult life marrying and killing over a period of many years until she married George Hightower, the owner of the titular mansion. After marrying and killing him, she decided to settle down in her newly inherited mansion and flaunt her wealth. She eventually died and became a ghost. Seeing no more reason for money, she decided to [[{{Sadist}} fully embrace her sadistic love of killing]] and began attacking and [[SerialKiller killing others]], including other ghosts, who she could kill by beheading because she actually died on the property. Many ghosts fell victim to this until they locked her in the attic. In the ride, guests are confronted by her before escaping out the window. She openly admits to her crimes and has yet to be defeated or destroyed.