Monster: Other Media
Mario: Mama, you know who you're talking about. You know what he's done.This is a page for utterly depraved characters from forms of media that do not lend themselves to the creation of a separate page.
Luigi: If he had the chance he'd kill you for fun and dance around in your skin! He's a monster!
Peach: A psychopath! A cannibal! I haven't forgotten...
Luigi: If he had the chance he'd kill you for fun and dance around in your skin! He's a monster!
Peach: A psychopath! A cannibal! I haven't forgotten...
- "A Little Piece of Heaven" by Avenged Sevenfold: A guy's girlfriend rejects him, so he stabs her 50 times, rips out her heart while she's alive and eats it, and he rapes her corpse. Karma seems catches up to him when his zombie girlfriend kills him, but she forgives him in hell and the two of them procede to butcher then guest of a weddings.
- "Such Horrible Things" by Creature Feature: The main character talks of all the things he's done while stating outright that he should be killed gruesomely for having done it all. The way he muses about one incident with sinister chuckle says he enjoyed every moment. The scariest part is what he did when he was 14. At first, he says that nothing happened, but then he remembers "that one time" and chuckles. Cue a series of screams and about 50 seconds without any narration.
- "The Curse of Milhaven" by Nick Cave: Lottie, the 14-year-old title character and narrator is such a sadistic, prolific, and senseless killer that her actions are mistaken for some sort of curse upon her hometown. First, she murders a young boy by bashing in his head, and hides his body in a creek. She then decapitates a handyman and leaves his head in a fountain, and stabs her neighbor to death. After getting caught, she happily describes the rest of her crimes in detail: on top of the murders, she had taken down warning signs around a lake in late Winter, resulting in the deaths of 20 children, and committed arson around a slum, burning it and its inhabitants to the ground. She ends the song by explicitly stating that she feels no remorse, and makes it clear that she only committed these crimes for fun.
- The Emerald Sword Saga by Rhapsody of Fire: Akron, the Big Bad from the Concept Album series is a ruthless warlord and champion of the Dark God Kron. Akron begins by destroying the city of Ancelot and capturing its princess Airin. He lures The Warrior of Ice into giving him the famed Emerald Sword by threatening to execute all his prisoners, but has already killed them all. Akron has princess Airin raped to death by his demons in front of the men who love her, before having her beloved Arwald tortured and executed by being thrown into an acid pool. Akron's armies run rampant, destroying everything they encounter and slaughtering all they can. After a long campaign, when the Warrior of Ice is captured, Akron has him tortured and then decides to execute him by having him fed to the ravenous water snakes in the swamps. Akron is so horrible, even his Noble Top Enforcer Dargor finally turns on him to help destroy him after witnesses his horrible excesses.
- "Excitable Boy" by Warren Zevon: The title boy is obviously insane from the start of the song, but as it goes on his actions become more psychotic until he rapes and kills his date to the Junior Prom. Then, after getting released from an asylum after 10 years, he digs up her grave and makes a cage out of her bones.
- "Angels" by Within Temptation: The unnamed priest lures the main character into his house after her companion seemingly abandons her on the side of the road. Bait the Dog ensues as he is established as a nice guy. The woman goes to his back room and discovers newspaper clippings of a bunch of other women. It is then revealed that he is not a priest, but rather a Serial Killer who dresses up as trustworthy people (such as a doctor, a clown, and a priest) and lures women into his home to kill them. The killer then chloroforms the woman and takes her out into the desert to kill her by burying her alive next to the at least 16 graves of the other women he killed. Just when it looks like it's the end for her, she, her companion, and several other band members reveal themselves as angels (hence the title) and the souls of the women he killed come back to kill him. He is never given any reason for why he likes to bury women alive, leaving us to assume that he does it For the Evulz. Throughout the video, his eyes are shown to glow an unnatural red.
- "Garbage" by Tyler, the Creator: The Serial Killer is initially just an ordinary drug dealer who later found joy after killing a guy for trespassing his territory. Addicted to killing, he then goes on to commit numerous murders and slaughters a task force that tried to arrest him. He also keeps a number of victims alive in his house basement, rips out their arms and legs so that they wouldn't leave, and tortures them for his own amusement. It is also implied that he killed children or at least drugged them to the point where they are beyond saving.
- The Hazards of Love by The Decemberists: One of the two main villains of the album, the Rake is a self-centered sociopath who only married his wife to slake his want for sex, and believed fatherhood was a curse. Glad about the deaths of his wife and third daughter in childbirth, the Rake decided to murder his remaining children in order to gain the freedom of a new, carefree life. In "The Rake's Song", he reveals he poisoned his elder daughter, drowned the younger, and beat his son to death then burned his body because the boy dared to fight back. Assuring the listener he's never really been bothered about murdering his own kids, in the second half of the album he begins his new life by abducting the heavily pregnant Margaret with the intent to rape her.
- Greco-Roman myth is replete with examples of mortals who tried to outsmart the gods and paid for it. Yet none of them found as disgusting a method, or deserved their resultant punishment, as these people did:
- Tantalus, a Greek king who was a favourite guest and host of Zeus', proved that familiarity breeds contempt. Deciding that the gods were fools rather then omniscient beings, Tantalus set out to show that they could not even tell what they were being served for dinner, let alone comprehend the secrets of the cosmos. Murdering his own son, Pelops, Tantalus had him boiled, and served to the gods as the main course at dinner. By tricking the Olympians into eating their host's child, he sought to demonstrate that the gods were utter imbeciles. Instead, he proved that he was a relentlessly vile person and that even Olympian gods have standards. When his ploy was uncovered, Zeus both resurrected Pelops and trapped Tantalus in an Ironic Hell, cementing cannibalism, the slaying of one's own children, and the mistreatment of guestsnote as major taboos in Greek culture.
- Following in Tantalus' bad, bad example is Lycaon, tyrant of Arcadia, and the first werewolf. Appearing in several compendiums of myth from the time period, the most infamous version of Lycaon's story appears in Ovid's Metamorphoses. A cruel, bloodthirsty ruler, Lycaon was angered when his citizens celebrated Jove's (Zeus) visit to his city. Determined to prove that Jove was not really a god, and was therefore unworthy of their worship, Lycaon offered Jove a room for the night, plotting to murder him in his sleep. He also, like Tantalus before him, sought to test Jove's divinity, by serving the god human flesh at dinner. Butchering a hostagenote , Lycaon roasted his flesh, ate some of it himself, and placed it on the table before Jove, who reacted in outrage and disgust, cursing him with lycanthropy. Watching the newly lupine tyrant slaughter a herd of sheep, Jove noted that Lycaon's nature had not changed; it was simply that he was now as savage on the outside as he had always been on the inside.
- Erlik, the Big Bad of the Mongolian and Siberian pantheons, was originally created by Ulgan to assist him in shaping the world. Erlik, however, believed himself to be the superior creator and planned to usurp Ulgan. After accidentally adding the negative features of nature to creation, Ulgan banished Erlik, who then decided to deliberately ruin Ulgan's world to get even. He corrupted Ulgan's perfect life form, humans, adding to them everything negative about human nature, and when Ulgan created the prophet Maidere to elighten humans, Erlik murdered him, forcing humans to rely on shamans to obtain the knowledge of the gods one tiny bit at a time. In his capacity as God of Death, Erlik has been known to drag human souls to his realm to enslave them, and it was believed that this would be the fate of anyone who did not first sate Erlik's ego with sacrifices.
- Egyptian Mythology: Apep, more widely known in the West by his Greek name, Apophis, the Egyptian God of Evil, who was associated with darkness, chaos, and destruction. Residing in the Underworld, Apophis took the form of a colossal snake, and every night, would attempt to devour the sun god Ra, as he made his way through the land of the dead, hoping to leave the world without light or life. During the day, while Ra was in the sky, Apophis would feed on those dead souls who were not properly protected against him, leading to their complete obliteration. His motives for doing so were that, as a primordial being associated with the dark, he hated the fact that there was a sun, or life on earth, and aimed to go back to the way things used to be. He was also the leader of armies of demons, and sought to subvert mortal confederates into aiding his nihilistic agenda. Reviled by all the other deities, including Set (who eventually took on the role of God of Evil), and universally loathed in Egypt, Apophis was the only god to have the distinction of never being prayed to. Instead, temples and ceremonies were set up to pray against him.
- Book of Esther of the Judeo-Christian Myth: Haman who was a treacherous advisor offended by one Jew's refusal to bow to him, using this as justification for plotting the genocide of the Jewish people. Various Judaic traditions elaborate on this, noting Haman had a picture of an idol embroidered onto his robes so that he could force Jews bowing to him to violate the taboo against kneeling to idols. The very trees from which he hoped to build his gallows recoiled from his unclean presence, and unlike some Biblical antagonists, he's not an agent of divine retribution, just a self-important bastard who can't accept being disrespected. Even Haman's wife tells to his face that he has gone over the line, and that his obsession with killing the Jews would soon become self-destructive; he ignores her and goes ahead with his plans. His name has become a watchword for anti-Semitism and he is viewed in rabbinical tradition as an archetypal evil figure.
- Zoroastrian Myth: Angra Mainyu, alias Ahriman, is the Evil Twin of creator god Ahura Mazda, and the antithesis of everything good and just. Declaring that "it is not that I cannot make anything good, but that I will not," Angra Mainyu sought to prevent Ahura Mazda from creating life in the first place, by slaying the primal bull (his first creation). He seduced the daevas (demons) away from Ahura Mazda, transforming them into spiteful beings living only to spread fear and hatred. When Ahura Mazda created sixteen lands, Angra Mainyu responded with sixteen scourges, including old age, disease, war, vice, and death. He created the monster Aži Dahāka, destined to slay one-third of the earth's population, and turned him loose in the world. He made two separate attempts at destroying the Earth's water supply and leaving all creation to die of dehydration. He made Jeh, the primal whore, so that women would suffer from menstruation, birth pangs, and mistrust from men. He tried to coerce Zoroaster into coming over to his side, and then set the daevas upon him when he would not. Responsible for the very existence of evil, Angra Mainyu works to seduce men and women away from Ahura Mazda, so they might join his campaign for control of reality. Hating everything good and just, and angry that he is not the one who created everything, Angra Mainyu's ultimate goal is the annihilation of the universe.
- Dino Attack RPG: Nearly every villain has some redeemable trait... and then there's these guys.
- The Brickspider Bot v1.0. Simply put, the Brickspider Bot is a cold-blooded killer, with quite a body count during the battle for LEGO Island. The Brickspider Bot also assisted Dr. Rex in leading the Dino Attack Team to the trap in Quadrant 14, which took even more lives. It was also noted that the Brickspider Bot is a grave robber who picks apart dead bodies to find ways to improve itself. It was created to be a mere mook, but Evil Ogel and General Evil realized that it was too intelligent and too evil, and so they knew it had to be destroyed. Even Cyber-Bully was disgusted by the Brickspider Bot's presence. The Brickspider Bot feels sadistic pleasure in torturing and terrorizing its victims before killing them in cold blood. The sole reason the Brickspider Bot wants to see the apocalypse happen is because it revels in the death and destruction it will cause, i.e. In Love with Your Carnage. Never portrayed sympathetically, and ultimately killed by the heroes.
- Michelle Glados is willing to kill a world's population in a horrible apocalypse that she helped to bring about... you know, For Science! The fact that she suggests this so emotionlessly only makes it worse; although she rarely shows emotion, she feels no regrets over what she has done, and her emotionless exterior actually masks a sadism rivaling that of Loop and the Brickspider Bot. Otherwise, one might argue that her lack of caring only makes her an even greater monster. She knowingly took a group of Dino Attack agents, disguised as her own mooks, and sent them to the front lines of the battlefield where they were shot and killed by their own teammates. Then, she activated poisonous gases to treat the survivors with a slow, agonizing death. But the greatest Player Punch of all was when she killed Amanda Claw and Trouble, two beloved long-runners of the Dino Attack RPG, which numerous players attested to having radically altered their perception of the RPG as a result. Her presence usually elicits complete disgust from those around her. Even if she does have a Freudian Excuse in the form of a Friendless Background, that's no excuse for her behavior today, as called out by Frank Einstein. When Glados and her fellow scientists realized that they were being manipulated by the Darkitect all along, they were all given a chance of redemption. Most of the other scientists took that chance and, by the end of the final battle, were fighting alongside the heroes. Glados did not. In fact, she barely even acknowledged the possibility that she could have redeemed herself, instead choosing to continue pursuing her own goals up until her death.
- Baron Typhonus, the Darkitect, is considered to be on nearly-Eldritch levels of unspeakable horrors. He wants to destroy the planet... and then, from there, the rest of the universe. Being the RPG's only Omnicidal Maniac, he is frequently a target of Even Evil Has Standards and Evil Versus Oblivion. He actively plays with the minds of numerous characters, toying with their emotions to increase their suffering or bend them to his will. He has even brought peoples' worst fears to life in some of the cruelest ways possible. One of the worst things he has done on-screen is his Divine Intervention, saving Dr. Rex from death, but in doing so, leaving him in a state of endless pain and agony while reducing him to little more than a puppet that he could control, forcing him to keep fighting a battle he no longer wanted to fight. That's right. He turned Dr. Rex, who was a monster in his own right, into a woobie. He has no regret or remorse for anything he does. When his minions, nothing more than tools to accomplish his goals to him, outlive their usefulness, he offs them without a single second thought. In fact, throughout everything he does, he remains arrogant and smug about it, enjoying seeing the pain he inflicts upon others. While he cannot be killed, his presence is indefinitely banished from Earth, which was the only way the RPG could have a remote chance at a happy ending.
- Global Guardians PBEM Universe: The worst by far is The Blood Red King (the Anthropomorphic Personification of Terror), who, on a lark, once invaded the maternity ward of a Belgian hospital and suffocated all the babies whose name began with an "odd-numbered" letter (A = 1, C = 3, and so on). He once forced a crusading televangelist to rape, strangle, and dismember his own teenage daughter during a live television broadcast because he didn't like the man's hair.
- The Insane Quest of Unfathomable Randomness: Sola Soulhawk has attempted genocide, destroying worlds, murdering her foes' closest friends simply to mess with her foes, Cold-Blooded Torture, and a creepy fascination with her cousin that combines Incest Subtext with murderous intent.
- Mass Effect Forum RPG: Tiraz Malkizan was, throughout his life, only ever interested in two things: Gaining money and power, and hurting people . Never a moral Turian to begin with, he committed his first murder at the age of 16 when he didn't want to share the loot of a robbery with his partner. Later on he decided that he could make far more money by becoming a Dirty Cop than with petty crime. For that end, he manipulated his two naive colleagues Beyo and Javed to use dirty methods (mostly blackmail and torture) to gather information faster and often framing innocent parties, all under the pretense of doing the work that others are afraid to do for the greater good. His most heinous acts during that period were the murder of an investigating co-worker and the brutal raping of Luceija Ascaiath, which he recorded for his own amusement. After being exposed and confronted by his colleagues, he grabbed off all the money they ever made and ran off to become a powerful crime lord, now fully embracing his savage nature with delight. Him raping and cannibalizing an Asari Justicar to death (after throwing her companion out of a window) and butchering his completely loyal assistant for saving him a few moments later than he ordered are just a few examples of why he is still considered the absolutely worst person this RPG has ever spawned, despite being dead for over 5 years now.
- William Shakespeare has produced timeless works with quite the incredible and diverse output. From some of his plays have come villains who are impressive in their depravity centuries later.
- Othello: Honest Iago is one of the most famous examples of this trope in English Literature. A bitter Venetian officer who resents the promotion of another man over him by his commander, the Moor Othello, Iago schemes for revenge by ingratiating himself with Othello and driving him to madness with insinuations his beloved wife Desdemona is having an affair with the officer Cassio. Iago undermines Othello while acting as his friend. Iago murders his accomplice and his own wife to cover for himself, and at the end, convinces Othello to murder Desdemona. At the end, Iago displays no remorse and refuses to speak one word more in his whole life. Through the play, Iago goes through various motives for his evil: racism, envy suspicion Othello is sleeping with his own wife...but at the end he simply concludes there is no motive. He simply enjoys this.
- Richard III is one of the most famous examples of a Historical Villain Upgrade in English drama. Richard informs us early on that he is determined to prove a villain and ruin the day for everyone else. To that end, he seduces Anne Neville, whose noble husband he himself murdered, with every intent of discarding her later. He has his brother George, Duke of Clarence, sent to the Tower of London and murdered, drives his older brother King Edward IV into an early grave and has Edward's two young sons imprisoned in the Tower of London, before having them murdered. He poisons Anne herself, and begins having his allies killed. On the night before his battle with Henry Tudor, he is visited by the spirits of his victims, who tell him to despair and die. Richard is left alone, deserted by all, and at the end, he admits that even he has nothing but hatred for himself.
- The Lion King musical: Scar commits the same crimes that his movie counterpart did and goes beyond that. During the musical, Scar became more and more paranoid as time went by and he also felt that he was being tormented by his older brother even in death. Unwilling to admit that he was terrible at governing the Pride Lands, he instead condemns all his subjects to death so that he wouldn't have to accept that maybe he wasn't as good at being a king that he thought he would be. He also attempted to force himself onto Nala (a scene cut from the film), which becomes even more disturbing in hindsight considering that he tried to have her killed along with his nephew when they were children. The musical version of Scar is nothing more than an egotistical, treacherous, and murderous feline.
- Der Vampyr: In Heinrich Marschner's opera, an adaptation of John Polidori's short story "The Vampyre," Ruthven is a Satan worshipper, who must drink the blood of three women over a twenty-four hour period or forfeit his soul to Hell. He kills a girl named Janthe, then fakes his death after her father shoots him, making his friend Aubrey, who he once saved, keep his being a vampire a secret. The next day, Aubrey finds Ruthven has hypnotized his Love Interest Malwina's father into engaging them; he has also begun preying on a girl named Emmy. Ruthven kills Emmy, handing her soul over to his masters, then goes through with his plans to marry Malwina, while using his supposed friendship with Aubrey and the oath that the latter swore, to keep him from warning her and her father that Ruthven will kill her. In the end Ruthven is struck down by his own masters, moments before he can kill not only Malwina, but Aubrey too, whom he regards as a traitor for trying to stop Ruthven from killing his girlfriend.
- Chaos;Head: Norose Genichi is a sneering, arrogant maniac with a god complex who specializes in the Mind Rape of young girls. Operating as The Chessmaster to get the heroes, superpowered beings called Gigalomaniacs, to do what he wants to further his ends, Norose also destroyed one's sense of self to make him break down. It also revealed he experimented on another's family, using her mother as a test subject in creating matter from artificial delusions. He forced a woman who had lost her baby to have a new one from her delusions until he decided he'd gotten enough information and ended the experiment, causing the woman to lose her mind and stab her eyes out, which Norose found quite amusing. While Norose claims he is a Well-Intentioned Extremist, he is nothing more than a petty tyrant with a god complex seeking to enact his designs on a world he sees as having no point by hurting those in his way.
- Demonbane gives us a nasty trio in a world inspired by the fiction of HP Lovecraft:
- Tiberius is a sickening Serial Killer and Necromancer that even many of his comrades loathe. Tiberius is introduced as an undead masked clown who wants 'alone' time with the young heir of the heroic Hadou family Ruri. Once he catches her, Tiberius wastes no time molesting and trying to rape her. When his organization Anticross makes its move, the people of the city are placed in refugee shelters. Tiberius attacks one shelter and take his time slaughtering or violating every living thing, regardless of age, before he moves on to another shelter to attempt the same. when he catches Ruri, he uses her as a Human Shield in his fight with The Hero Kuro Daijuji and wastes no time in trying to rape her and other youthful females he finds during the fighting.
- Vespasianus is the Mad Scientist of Anticross who masterminded the C Project, where orphans were taken and raised for his experiments, so he could transform them into superpowered servants for the Black Lodge. One of them tried to escape, which resulted in Vespasianus subduing him and turning him forcibly into the Black Angel Sandalphon. In present, Vespasianus presides over experiments with the Deep Ones where he has them 'breed' with human women and later sacrifices the lot of them before achieving the summoning of the God Dagon, which he knows will wreak havoc. Vespasianius later helps fellow Anticross member Augustus participate in the overthrow of their master Therion with the other 4 so he and Augustus can bind Cthulhu itself to their will. He has Cthulhu violate their captive Nero and later tries to usurp Augustus as well, driven by nothing but a drive to satisfy his intellectual curiosity.
- Nya, AKA Nyarlathotep is the true Big Bad of the whole setting, having setup all the events, allowing Anticross to cause so much pain and suffering, as well as their experiments and the bloodshed that resulted. Her cruelty is such that she attempts to create an Eldritch Location where a hero who opposed her is forced to relive his life over and over, coming close to seeing his true love again, but resetting before he could get to her. Nya's ultimate goal is to release Azathoth and the other outer gods to consume everything, relishing in nothing more than humanity's suffering.
- Fate/stay night: The Big Bad of the "Heaven’s Feel" route is Zouken Matou, an ancient mage who stays alive primarily by body-jacking people and instigates the entire plot in an effort to achieve immortality. Prior to the Fourth Holy Grail War, he adopted Tokiomi Tohsaka's younger daughter Sakura, ostensibly to carry on the magical legacy of the Matou family, then subjected her to ten years of constant violation by magic worms in order to control her and mold her into a vessel for the Holy Grail. To keep Sakura's budding dark side in check, Zouken had his "grandson" Shinji rape her regularly and fostered Shinji's descent into evil.
- Kikokugai The Cyber Slayer:
- Zhang Jaobu is the head of the Triads' prostitution ring. In the course of his job, Jaobu routinely rapes the girls to break them and was one of five Triad leaders who participated in the attempt on Kong Taolun's life, and then the gang-rape of his sister. After this, Jaobu's group took said sister Ruili to an infamous scientist and split her soul amongst five androids. Jaobu keeps one that he regularly rapes and prostitutes to wealthy clients while thinking that the real fear from the Ruili-bot is what makes it enjoyable.
- Zhu Shaoyan, known as The Demon Empress, is another of the five who participated in Taolun's attempted murder and the gang rape of Ruili. Herself a serial rapist and serial killer, Shaoyan has modified her cyborg body to rape women with the “right equipment” and to tear her victims apart after. With her own personal Ruili-bot, Shaoyan routinely rapes and tortures her while introducing games to force the other woman to pleasure her within a certain timeframe. Failure to do so will result in horrible torture and abuse. At times, Shaoyan is simply so absorbed in her own thoughts that she damages Ruili anyways. Thinking back to Taolun, Shaoyan only sneers "That bastard was so smug... But I broke his precious little sister with my own two hands!"
- Nine Hours, Nine Persons, Nine Doors: Gentarou Hongou, better known by his code name "Ace", first appears as a helpful and altruistic ally. This all changes after he is revealed to be the CEO of Cradle Pharmaceutical and the game's true Big Bad. He created the First Nonary Game, kidnapping eighteen children and forcing them to commit numerous tasks with their lives on the line, for the sake of curing his prosopagnosia (inability to recognize faces). He personally shoves the young Akane in an incinerator after an unsuccessful escape attempt where she burns alive, being too frightened and clueless to solve the sudoku puzzle required to escape. In the Second Nonary Game, this time as a participant himself, he intends to betray and murder everyone in exchange for their bracelets, succeeding in the Submarine Ending. First, he successfully murders his three colleagues in order to hide his identity and keep his crimes from never reaching the court. He also murders Clover in the alternate Safe Ending, later taunting her brother Snake how he loved the sensation. An utterly corrupted, delusional and sadistic man, he is willing to murder anyone who stands in his way while at the same time trying to claim that he is a tragic individual.
- Phantom of Inferno: In the first 10 minutes, it is established that Scythe Master used a combination of drugs and hypnosis to erase the main character's memories just because he wanted to test a new theory. He then leaves the main character to train for months in the Mojave desert with no contact from the outside world. This was the second experiment. The first person he experimented on he rapes, brainwashes, trains as a serial killer and treats like property, oh and the girl was twelve when he started this. A third person he experiments on he doesn't drug or rape, but he does lie to her about events, encourages her growing hatred and turns her full Yandere just to mess with the main character. Oh and while he is doing this with her, he is repeating his first experiment, six times over, just in case.
- Gates Becker and Joseph Sadaki Tokugawa are a corrupt police chief and a Corrupt Corporate Executive respectively who wish to push humankind into space to satisfy their desires for control and profit. With Gates as his hidden partner, Tokugawa created a Sex Slave operation where he had famous female celebrities cloned and used for pleasure by himself and the highest bidders. The two have anyone in their way assassinated and when Jonathan finds their headquarters, he realizes the extent of their evil: the two have been placing human beings in stasis and harvesting their organs while using cloning technology to regrow the organs for an endless supply.
- Tony Redwood spends most of the game as a killer in a mask. When The Hero Jonathan Ingraham comes out of a 30 year stint in suspended animation, Redwood kills his former wife with a car bomb, and later in the game guns down another of his friends. In order to frame Jonathan, Redwood murders a captive scientist with Jonathan's gun, placing him under suspicion for the murder. To escape, he also installs a bomb in a civilian shop so the police have to choose between chasing Redwood or saving innocent lives. Redwood takes the adopted child of Jonathan's partner hostage later and puts the partner in the hospital. When another operative fails in her task to shut off his life support and shows signs of performing a Heel-Face Turn, Redwood murders her despite her being his own mother. When defeated, Redwood opts to throw himself to his death, laughing madly, solely to deny Jonathan the satisfaction of taking him in.
- Atop the Fourth Wall: Mechakara is a robot from an alternate dimension where Linkara's Robot Buddy Pollo turned evil, killed him, and robots overthrew humanity. His plans solely revolve around sending our protagonist into a mental breakdown; and, when that fails, he captures him and plans to kill him slowly, simply because his death went too fast the first time around. While that would normally make him just another killer robot, what shoots him over the top is how, after getting the magic MacGuffin that he came for, he decides instead to destroy all organic life in the multiverse. He's a cold heartless monster and the fact that he's returned is a signal he'll only get worse from here. It gets particularly bad in the Silent Hill Dead/Alive videos, where Mechakara slowly Mind Rapes Linkara into thinking he's the (actually long dead) man who tortured his daughter to create Linkara's Magic Gun.
- Eclipse: Freiherr Eighinn Stossuhl is a brutish, Trigger Happy thug who firmly believes that Might Makes Right. In his first appearance, he threatens to attack a neutrally-aligned country (Cessair) if they failed to turn in the main character. When the main character actually leaves peacefully, Stossuhl attacks Cessair anyway, in a war that cost the lives of 86,492 people and eradicated Cessair's entire infrastructure. When he gets hit by a sniper, Stossuhl responds by destroying an entire building; he admitted that the sniper probably wasn't there anyway. He incinerates an entire platoon of his own soldiers when they took too much time to get through a maze. When an injured soldier grabbed his ankle, Stossuhl destroyed his entire upper torso because he was stopped from sprinting. When another soldier offers to patch him up after a fight, Stossuhl pushed his skull into his torso because "Real men never disarm themselves." When an informant reveals that all of his targets had escaped, Stossuhl immediately chokes the informant to death, while still demanding to know where they went. He proceeds to order the eradication of Cessair, and when his colleagues called him out on it, Stossuhl continues the shelling out of spite. At a public speech, Stossuhl attempted to divert his culpability in the invasion by claiming his colleagues supported it (when they didn't). Finally, Stossuhl publicly executed close to a hundred Cessair prisoners (and his own bodyguards) by unleashing a stream of magma that morphed them into a mesh of dry, organic rock.
- Fear, Loathing and Gumbo on the Campaign Trail '72: The world in general in this Alternate History story has become a major Crapsack World, but some dictators outshine all others in heinousness.
- The Lesser Mao is Mao Zedong's successor as dictator of the Chinese People's Republic. He manages to be even worse than his predecessor, turning all of China into a horrifying hybrid of post-Cold War North Korea and Khmer Rouge-era Cambodia, with totalitarianism ramped up to eleven and the country turned into a giant death camp and killing field. When the military rebels against him for his regime's excesses, he destroys the rebel-controlled city of Kwangsi with a nuclear missile. Later, he creates a virulent strain of influenza that kills the better part of a million people worldwide, none more so than in China itself. This creates the worst health year since the Spanish Flu.
- General Magnus Malan of South Africa makes the Apartheid system even worse until it is effectively a Neo-Nazi state except in name, nominally supported by the United States for its anti-Communist hysteria. His regime is actively waging a losing war in the rest of Southern Africa, committing constant massacres against African natives and using chemical weapons and dirty bombs against their enemies. When their fascist state eventually collapses, he arranges to wipe out most of the continent with South Africa's nuclear arsenal.
- President Donald Rumsfeld is a dictator who doesn't care about his own people's well being Since taking office, Rumsfeld has destroyed all forms of "welfare" and any regulations on business, causing the poor immense suffering and the workers extreme hardship (and borderline enslavement), along with wanton destruction of the environment. He imprisons or murders critics of his regime on a regular basis, used massive voter fraud and other illegal actions to win the 1984 election, and directly supports the regime of the aforementioned Magnus Malan's, along with other right-wing regimes like Israel and Chile, with military and economic assistance. Rumsfeld supports terrorism in Northern Ireland simply because the UK voted for a Labor government. Rumsfeld later crossed the Moral Event Horizon when "Liberty Legion" officers were ordered to kill soldiers wounded on the battlefield in order to save the costs of caring for them. He's also trying to weaponize AIDS and exploited the aforementioned flu outbreak to spread anti-Chinese racism and get more votes in the election. Finally, he also invaded Cuba in order to distract Americans from their domestic problems, rather than to remove a dictator or help the Cuban people.
- How I Escaped from a Cult (link): Charlie Stocke was the self-appointed prophet of the Third Reincarnation of the King, as well as the alleged third reincarnation of Christ. Stocke convinced several of his followers into going with him into the wilderness, and he forced them to work eight hours a day. He placed most of the memebers on the "prayer list" as a means of breaking them into submission, and he purposefully starved them. He later sentenced a married couple to death when they tried to leave the cult, and he also executed the narrator's parents. Four more members died from execution while the remaining members of the TRK either died from starvation or resorted to cannibalism. Stocke eventually tried to orchestrate a mass suicide, but he was ultimately burned alive and eaten.
- ''Red vs. Blue":
- The CEO of Charon Industries, Malcom Hargrove, aka the Chairman, is one of the biggest villains in the series, and among its most evil. Even before his villain reveal, his investigation on the Director of Project Freelancer goes too far when he releases Agent Washington, who had no hesitation to kill the Reds and Blues at that point, and the Meta, a known criminal who killed Freelancers for their equipment and A.I.s, from prison to hunt down Epsilon, who was currently in possession of the Blue Team. He finds alien artifacts on a planet known as Chorus, so in order to collect them, he hires a group of Space Pirates to kill everyone on the planet by manipulating them into a Civil War. He sends ships containing cargo for the mercinaries to use to the planet, where the mercs kill everyone on the ship and steal the cargo for their own use. When the mission is in jeopardy, he threatens to kill his two lead mercs Locus and the below character by sending a new agent to finish the job. When he is exposed, he decides to kill everyone on the planet.
- Felix, one of the Co-Dragons to the aforementioned character, is just as bad. When he fought in the Great War, he never showed any mercy to his enemies, even those that were trying to surrender. When one of his teammates, Locus, was broken by the war, Felix kept him from getting help and dragged him along because he knew that he couldn't survive without his partner, despite hating him. When he was hired by his boss to create a Civil War on the planet Chorus, the mercenary took his job too far by infiltrating one the sides because he thought it would be fun for them to trust him while not knowing that he was leading them to their deaths while mocking them for trusting him. He also leads the raid on prison ship where the entire crew is killed and the prisoners who are not worthy to join forces with him ejected from the ship. When word comes out about the Purge, He is unable to resist being the one to personally kill off everyone, showing that he doesn't care about the orders and more about just killing for the hell of it, going as far as to sacrifice his own men just to kill everyone else. When the Purge temple is destroyed, Felix pointlessly goes after the Reds and Blues just so he can kill them.
- The SCP Foundation specializes in securing and containing the worst abominations and monstrosities known and unknown to man in order to protect the world and its population. Several of the inmates of their facilities have been especially monstrous.
- SCP 953 is a Korean Kumiho who makes a habit of devouring human livers. Before she was captured, the Kumiho would go on violent sprees to rip the livers from their owners and proved herself to be far more than just a predator. The Kumiho would proceed to draw out her victim's agony and viciously torture them to death, relishing in their pain. When she escapes, the Kumiho will inevitably begin her murders anew, including an attack on a furry convention that left many dead. She also murdered an agent and performed sexually indecent acts on the corpse. Her worst crime, however, was telepathically forcing a mother to murder and cook her own child.
- SCP 993, AKA Bobble The Clown functions as The Corrupter to children. Using the power of television, Bobble would out viewers above the age of 10 into a trance while the children were shown graphic acts of Bobble committing murder and other evil acts. Many of the children would grow up to become serial killers themselves. Bobble himself describes himself reaching into the heads of children and happily twisting them. By his own admission, Bobble has been creating monsters for 'quite some time' and has even given his child victims instruction on how to release monsters from the SCP foundation that could cause the end of humanity. When interviewed by a foundation doctor, Bobble revealed he has been creating monsters for 'quite some time,' and that he has been tormenting humanity since the caveman days.
- SCP 1790 is a being that can respawn whenever it dies by possessing a human infant. Seemingly human, it uses each lifespan to found a powerful cult and eventually institutes ritualized mass murder and human sacrifice. When it is not stopped, SCP 1790 will direct its followers on large-scale mass murder campaigns against the general population before abandoning the cult and moving on to start a new one.
- Suburban Knights: Malachite is an age-old, Evil Luddite whose ultimate goal is to rid the world of all technology, thus destroying it. Once noble, Malachite turned to dark ways after the scientist Aeon was picked over his own magical ways by the king of the land, leading Malachite to try and kill Aeon before being defeated. In the present, Malachite sealed Jaffers in a magical tome after he picked up too much knowledge, and manipulated the TGWTG crew into finding his gauntlet for him. Along the way, Malachite sets about mercilessly murdering whomever comes in his way while deriding them for their use of modern day technology. Malachite ultimately proves out to be a massive hypocrite: the deliberate use of his phone, while comedic, proves that Malachite is simply trying to destroy the world out of petty revenge for being picked on in the past. He proceeds to kill two of the guardians and Jaffers before attempting to kill all of the TGWTG crew, succeeding in killing off Ma-Ti in his own defeat. Unflinchingly ruthless in his goal and and notably dark given the source material, Malachite proved to be one of the darkest villains fought by the The Nostalgia Critic and company.
- There Will Be Brawl: Kirby is nowhere close to the cute little marshmallow you grew up with. He is a cannibalisitic Serial Killer who takes delight in torturing and gruesomely murdering his victims. He destroyed his own homeland, drove Mewtwo insane by "whispering" to him, and is responsible for almost everything that goes wrong in the Mushroom Kingdom, manipulating the other villains. He very gruesomely killed many characters, most of them being the few innocents left in this setting. He takes great pleasure in ruining Luigi's life, and killed Daisy and Peach, the two women he loved the most. He also likes to torment his victims with their past. His motive is sheer sadism.
- The Whateley Universe:
- Deathlist is a psychopathic, Nigh Invulnerable cyborg who gets off on widespread carnage and considers the world to owe him a debt of pain. The most horrific thing he's done so far was to kidnap a mutant superheroine, jam a power-neutralizing device into her skull, then hack off her arms and legs and give her to his troops as a sex toy. Then, when she died after more than a month of torture and rape, he impaled her corpse on a pole with a thank-you message to one of her former teammates carved into her chest. Not even his Freudian Excuse (namely, that his parents tried to kill him by crushing him in a garbage compactor) nets him any sympathy after that.
- Hekate is a wizardess supervillain-in-training whose rap sheet includes using a spell to enslave two of her classmates for a year, during which they were repeatedly raped and otherwise abused while being completely aware of what was happening but powerless to stop it, as well as the fact that the athamé she used in the spell was empowered by the ritual sacrifice of two young children. Not only that, but during a magical battle with Fey (after trying and failing to ensnare her in the same enslavement spell mentioned earlier), she summons a trio of iron elementals using the promise of dozens of future sacrifices. To top all that off, she used her athamé to stab Jade in the heart beforehand, just to torment Fey.
- BIONICLE: Makuta Teridax is the Big Bad of the franchise as a whole, and is responsible for nearly every bad thing that happens. Starting out as a member of The Brotherhood of Makuta, Teridax coerced his teammates into betraying Mata Nui, then infected him with a virus. After Mata Nui succumbs to the virus and falls into a coma, causing innumerable amounts of destruction throughout the Cosmos, Teridax plans to erase the memories of an island of Matoran, then play himself up as their Savior. When the Toa, the heroes of the Matoran, try to free them from Teridax, he tries to kill them all before being sealed away. Eventually escaping, Teridax begins a centuries-long war against the Toa, at one point releasing the omnicidal Bohrok, who attempt to wipe out thousands of innocents. Teridax influences the Piraka into finding the Mask of Life, to which The Spirit of Mata Nui is bound, and they commit numerous atrocities while under Teridax's influence. Teridax assists the Toa in finding the Mask, knowing one of them will have to sacrifice themselves to keep The Spirit of Mata Nui alive. Teridax then reveals he played them all, takes control of Mata Nui's body, achieves godhood, then flings Mata Nui into space. Teridax goes on to murder his former allies, wage war against the remaining Toa, and subject any rebels who try to stop him, or minions who anger him, to horrific punishments. Traveling to the planet Mata Nui has been residing on, Teridax's last act is trying to blow it up just to spite him. While Teridax's final destiny was preordained, his villainous actions only worsened his and the universe's fates. Teridax was a monstrous and sadistic sociopath whose god complex cost millions their lives and ruined countless more throughout his 100,000-year campaign of evil.