Monster: Western Animation
Cartoons have always been home to supervillains whose whole lives seemed to be dedicated to committing evil acts, without any redeeming qualities to speak of other than humor. And then there are some who took it even further. Much further.
Examples with their own pages:
- Adventures of the Galaxy Rangers: The Big Bad is The Queen of the Crown, an evil sorceress who starts off by ambushing Kirwin, and putting a heavy bounty on humans for every two-bit thug in the galaxy. We find out that she's mashing the humans down for Life Energy to power constructs through which she can see, hear, and administer her Empire. It's not only an exceedingly painful process, but the poor bastard is fully awake and aware of what's happened. We also see that she slaughtered millions on the planet of Tortuna, leaving a few, domed cities behind in a lot of wasteland. She also was hunting humans because the last race she used to power Slaverlords has been hunted to near-extinction and she needed replacements. If that wasn't bad enough, she enslaves an entire planet, making the inhabitants work in concentration camp conditions to build a massive hyperspace cannon she uses to blow a chunk out of Earth's moon, threatening to do worse to Earth unless they gave her 5000 humans in tribute. On a personal level, she uses the only psychocrystal she's made from a human (Zach's wife) to commit Mind Rape nightly on both of them.
- Animalia: The Creeper; before he arrived, all characters in the show had at least once displayed a softer side, and the worst you could get was greedy yet harmless tiger who besides having some jerk moments wasn't evil. The Creeper, on the other hand, has no redeeming qualities, and is actually willingly to damage the Code and Animalia for his personal ambitions. His schemes included trying to start a war on Animalia, kidnap a child, and trick the protagonist and Livingstone in falling to their death when Livingstone offered to forgive him for his fault. He steals precious possessions from everybody just because he enjoys doing so. As if it wasn't enough, he is also an Omnicidal Maniac wannabe...
- Avatar: The Last Airbender: Fire Lord Ozai is a genocidal, child-abusing fascist dictator who has dedicated weeks at a time and large portions of his national army to hunting down and killing a twelve-year-old and his friends. He forced Ursa into marrying him, and tried to kill her old lover out of spite. He obtained the throne when he manipulated Ursa into murdering his father to usurp the throne from his grieving older brother Iroh. He then thanked her with banishment from the Fire Nation and threatened to hunt them down and kill the children if she took them with her. He abused his son Zuko out of spite when Ursa claimed that Zuko was not his son even though he knew it was a lie, burned his face for speaking out of turn, and tried to shot him with lightning when he decides to join Aang. He manipulated his loyal daughter Azula into becoming his perfect little villain to the point where she snaps from the pressure, only to discard her to a completely meaningless position. Finally, his reaction to news of rebellions in the Earth Kingdom is to try to incinerate the continent. Even after his downfall he stills tries to manipulate his son Zuko into being a tyrant like himself. He doesn't regret any of those moments and feels no remorse for the consequences.
- Captain Planet and the Planeteers has Verminous Skumm . While the other eco-villains were too much of a caricature to be scary, this doesn't apply to this disgusting rat-thing, whose actions are usually portrayed in a much worse light than those of the other villains. "Mind Pollution" had him peddling mind-affecting drugs to teenagers (one of which was Linka's cousin Boris, who died as an indirect consequence of his intoxication) just for the joy of ruining their lives and those of their friends and families. "A Formula for Hate" had him harassing, Todd Andrews, a kid who's HIV positive and spread lies about AIDS just because the kid's an easy target. Another episode has him trying to force toxic food down the captured Planeteers' mouths to kill them in a needlessly and horrifically painful way. "If It's Doomsday, This Must Be Belfast" has him planting a nuclear bomb in Jerusalem's Temple Mount, baiting an Israeli or a Palestinian to set it off (as well as bringing nukes into The Troubles and apartheid South Africa).
- Class of the Titans: The Titan Cronus, when released from his prison in Tartarus (where he was imprisoned for being an evil tyrant and for trying to kill his kids), wastes no time in seeking to resume his dominance over the world and all in it. With nothing but hatred for his children and the other Gods, Cronus is utterly brutal and merciless in his tactics, which include torturing and trying to kill his own children while throwing the world into chaos and disarray. Cronus eventually gets tired of the human heroes resisting him and makes it a point to attempt to exterminate the entire human race in retribution. At other points, Cronus releases the savage werewolf Lycaon from imprisonment to eat "whomever he may please" and tries to get his mother Gaea to kill Zeus for him. Sophisticated, suave, seemingly polite and never at loss for a vicious plan, Cronus repeatedly proved how nothing would stand in his goals of domination and destruction.
- Danny Phantom: The Made-for-TV Movie The Ultimate Enemy has the Bad Future version of Danny Phantom, otherwise known as Dark Danny or Dan Phantom, who was born of a fusion between the ghost halves of Danny and his nemesis, Vlad Masters. The first thing Dark Danny does upon his conception is brutally murder his human half, before embarking on a campaign of random destruction for his own amusement. In the future, Dark Danny has conquered the world and turned it into an apocalyptic wasteland in the process. Realizing that other parties have been meddling in the time stream, Dark Danny decides to personally ensure his rebirth by making sure the catalyst that caused his transformation happens. Since he was created following the deaths of everyone he loved, Dark Danny attempts to murder his parents, his sister, and his two best friends. Dark Danny stood out as being one of the darkest and most chilling villains in the series, even turning series Big Bad Vlad Masters into The Atoner for his role in Dark Danny's creation.
- Dragons: Riders of Berk: Dagur the Deranged is the suitably named leader of the Berserkers who usurped control of his tribe by killing his pacifistic father. Dagur comes to Berk to sign a peace treaty in the blood of a Hideous Zippleback that's tied down and helpless against him, not knowing Berk has tamed dragons. Dagur later finds out the truth about the dragons on a dragon hunt with Hiccup. Dagur takes this personally, declaring war on Berk, and seizing control of the Outcasts by almost fatally electrocuting its previous leader, Alvin. Dagur tries a multitude of tactics to destroy Berk, from creating a catapult to capture dragons and their riders, to stealing Berk's metal and leaving it vulnerable to attack. This culminates in Dagur implanting dragon root inside Berk's academy, sending the Viking's dragons into a violent frenzy to attack human or dragon, whilst Dagur holds Hiccup's friends hostage. Once defeated by the Not Quite Dead Alvin, Dagur flies into a rage and kidnaps Stoick as a hostage, and is ultimately defeated when he tries to steal the Screaming Death and separate it from its mother. Dagur is notoriously and joyously violent, throwing knives at Hiccup and keeping his friend in a cramped cage for a day, feeding him rotten fish heads. On one record, he threatened to chop off the legs of one of his soldiers (who was actually a hero) for a petty reason, and ultimately wants to start a war solely for kicks. A warmonger and a sociopath, Dagur stood out as the only truly irredeemable villain in Riders Of Berk.
- General Draconis. From his death camps on Venus, starving the populace, to being personally responsible for Nara's parents deaths. Genocide, betrayal, nothing is too much for him. He even betrayed Phaeton when he was relatively sane, and was about to kill Thrax, an honorable Neosapien Warrior who wouldn't kill civilians.note Draconis is so bad that even Phaeton, who is based on Hitler, doesn't seem as bad at first. Phaeton eventually surpasses Draconis' evil after going insane from Automutation Syndrome.
- Phaeton, the ruler of Neo-Sapien empire, uses words like "equality" and pretends to care about the well being and future of the Neo-Sapiens, but his actions prove this is nothing more than manipulative rhetoric. Before the series start, Phaeton sold out the Neo-Sapien rebellion to save his own skin, and rises to power by initiating genocide on humanity, establishing death camps and killing any who resist-and those who don't. His tactics include forcible starvation, forced labor or just nasty executions. Not even his men are exempt. Phaeton is very keen on executing them for minor failures and cloning them. Phaeton's ego and hypocrisy are manifest in how he sends so many of his loyal men to their own deaths on suicidal missions and at the end, even his most loyal aide Livia deserts him for his plans that would have wiped out his own race to secure his own victory. If Phaeton ever held noble ideals, they're gone by the time he enacts his plan at the start of the series and he grows increasingly evil and degrades physically and mentally. He is nothing more than a murderous, power hungry coward by the end and one who would see the galaxy burn for the sake of his own power and advancement.
- Dr. Albrecht Ketzer turned a village of natives in the Amazon and himself into half-plant monstrosities, turned Medusa into a half-plant/half-Neo-Sapien freak, and injected Nara Burns with the same serum. He viewed her only as an experiment, and wanted to kill all the humans AND Neo-Sapiens in the nearby city.
- Extreme Ghostbusters:
- The ectoplasmic being known only as "Piper," from "The Pied Piper of Manhattan," initially seems a savior to New York City when introduced, as his pipe has the ability to repel ghosts even the Ghostbusters are powerless against. Piper soon reveals his true colors, however: he is the one responsible for the sudden plague of ghosts, and when the Mayor attempts to pay him according to contract, Piper reveals he wants more. After his requests for a statue of himself down 5th Avenue and an office in city hall are denied, Piper uses his flute to hypnotize the children of the city and tries to force them to drown themselves, gloating the mayor will "rue the day he refused to pay the Piper." When the Ghostbusters intervene, Piper has no compunction using the kids as human shields in the ensuing fight.
- The Grundel from The Real Ghostbusters returns in "Grundelesque," 10 years after he was captured by the original Ghostbusters. It is revealed that he has a connection to one of the new Ghostbusters, Kylie. The Grundel tried to corrupt Kylie as a child, but she was too strong willed, so he corrupted her friend Jack instead. Deciding that Kylie's influence will mean that Jack will not be a keeper, the Grundel places Jack in a cocoon for 10 years, so that he will become another Grundel, thus managing to steal ten years of Jack's life. When Kylie confronts the original Grundel about this new Grundel, the Grundel taunts Kylie about their past history and the fate of her former childhood friend. The Grundel later escapes from the containment unit and tries to corrupt Roland's brother Casey. When Kylie manages to confront the Grundel, Kylie says she is not afraid of him, because his powers only work on children. The Grundel knows this, but thinks it would be fun to murder Kylie anyway.
- G.I. Joe: Resolute: Cobra Commander is the ruthless leader of Cobra, an international terrorist group. He appears before the United Nations using a hologram generator and demands all the nations of the world surrender their authority to him. To prove he is serious Cobra Commander uses a giant laser weapon to destroy Moscow and kill 10 million people. He will destroy other cities if his demands are not met within 24 hours. When the GI Joes discover his base, Cobra Commander freaks out and begins to slaughter his own men. Cobra Commander then targets his laser weapon at Washington D.C, before the GI Joe thwart him.
- The Legend of Korra: Unalaq, Korra's Evil Uncle and one of the primary villains of Book 2 in this Sequel Series to Avatar, is at first the Holier Than Thou leader of the Northern Water Tribe who is angry how the Southern tribe has lost its spirituality under his elder brother Tonraq. He is the one behind the events that got Tonraq exiled from his home tribe, allowing Unalaq to take over, as he had gotten barbarians to attack his own home so Tonraq could awaken Dark Spirits to attack their tribe. When Tonraq settled in the Southern Water Tribe and sired the Avatar Korra, Unalaq tried to have her kidnapped, and abandoned the kidnappers to isolated prisons when the plan failed. Upon the reappearance of Dark Spirits, Unalaq takes the chance to move in his armies to seize control of the Southern Tribe and has anyone who may oppose removed in a Kangaroo Court, which triggers a war between the water tribes. Unalaq tries to open up one of the spirit portals and tells his daughter Eska to leave her brother Desna to die when he is injured. Realizing only the Avatar can open the portals, Unalaq forces Korra's cooperation by attacking and threatening to destroy the soul of Jinora, a little girl. When Korra caves in, Unalaq tries to destroy her soul anyways. Unalaq later assaults the Southern Water tribe and delivers a Curbstomp Battle to Tonraq, sparing his life solely so Tonraq can see Unalaq win completely. Unalaq reveals his true plan is to free Vaatu, the spirit of darkness and chaos, to fuse with him into a Dark Avatar in order to usher in ten thousand years of his own dark rule. After he succeeds in merging with Vaatu, Unalaq battles Korra and tears the spirit of light and order, Raava, out of her, brutally attempting to obliterate her. After returning to the material world, he attacked Republic City by spreading out vines which were later revealed to contain enough potential energy to wipe out the entire city. He planned to destroy all world order, declaring his rule has begun.
- The Legend of Prince Valiant:
- Baron Frederick von Holsing from season 2's "The Walls of Tyranny" manages to outdo even recurring villains with his greed and lack of regard for human life. Von Holsing is a noble in the kingdom of Kengary, which has been at war with a neighboring nation for as long as anyone can remember. When King Ian, Frederick's uncle, makes inroads to initiate a lasting peace, Frederick murders him to frame their enemies and keep the war going. It is revealed that Frederick intends to prolong the war indefinitely so he can take men, women and children as slaves to work to death in his private mines for his personal profit. When Valiant uncovers the plot, Frederick attempts to murder his friends, send Valiant to his mines and kidnap Valiant's female comrade Rowanne with the threat of making her his. Vain, selfish and greedy, Frederick von Holsing stands as the worst representative of nobility in all the series.
- Sage Advisor Selena from season 2's "The Sage" and "The Rings of Truth" is the Treacherous Advisor to King Michael of the North. She engineers a civil war, which causes the deaths of several hundred people, to arrange a better puppet figurehead to become king. She also conspires to murder an infant, frames Rowanne for a crime which makes her leave Camelot in disgrace, and turns an invention of peace into a war weapon in an attempt to frame Merlin for a crime. Vain, with no loyalties to anyone but herself, Selena surpassed the Mordred in terms of monstrosity.
- Mighty Max had some surprisingly dark storylines for a kids' series and some terrifying villains:
- Skullmaster was always a terrifying villain whenever he appeared. Skullmaster overthrew his previous master and took control of his subterranean kingdom from where he plots world domination. Skullmaster is a sadist, reveling in physical and psychological torture, and engages in both short term brutality and long term gambits. One of his most vile acts was vowing to save an ancient civilization from sinking beneath the sea, lying about it and trapping their souls as his slaves before in present day, sending them after Max's head "attached to the body or not." Responsible for the deaths of multiple heroes throughout the story, Skullmaster even attempted to blackmail Max for his mentor and friend Virgil's life by surrendering his magical cap. When Max turned it over, Skullmaster brutally killed Virgil anyways.
- Spike from season 1's "Norman's Conquest" was a psychotic Blood Knight who definitely Would Hurt a Child. Ten Thousand years in the past, Spike led a pack of barbarians to attack a peaceful village when the heroic Norman was just a boy. Refusing offers of peace, Spike brutally attacked and killed Norman's unarmed father before attempting to kill Norman himself. Things went wrong and Spike was buried under the snow for the next 10,000 years, but not before gleefully saying he'd find the boy, kill him and eat his heart. In the present, Spike is no less savage and continues his battle with the now adult Norman until he is defeated. Spike is so evil that Norman feels fine killing him after Spike has already been defeated, and nobody bothers to complain.
- Professor MacDougal from season 1's "Werewolves of Dunngeglen," the first fully human villain to qualify, discovered the existence of werewolves, along with the fact they were peaceful guardians of Scotland. She captured the pack and hooked them up in a rather unpleasant situation where their blood was painfully extracted into a formula for her. After drinking it, MacDougal would achieve the ability to transform herself and used it solely to kill innocent people, becoming the scourge of the highlands. When Max, a ten year old, stumbled upon her lair, Macdougal locks him inside and takes her formula so she can kill him, gleefully referring to him as "Breakfast."
- The Pirates of Dark Water: The Dark Dweller is the being behind the titular "Dark Water," a menacing oily substance that devours whatever it touches and is spreading all throughout the world. By proxy, the Dweller is responsible for countless deaths of places that the Dark Water has devoured. The Dark Dweller is focused on domination and destruction who plans to unleash its Dark Water throughout the world, focused only on consuming and controlling what it can.
- The Real Ghostbusters: The Grundel (who later returns in Extreme Ghostbusters) is an evil spirit who enjoys corrupting children. He has minor Compelling Voice powers: If a child has history of bad actions and is getting into trouble all the time, the Grundel can often convince the child to invite him in, after which the Grundel will convince the child to commit more bad actions. The more bad actions the child commits, the more the child falls under the Grundel's influence, eventually turning into a Grundel themself and looking for more kids to corrupt. In season 3's "The Grundel," he convinced a child named Alec to tamper with the Ghostbusters' proton packs during a school assembly, endangering all the other children present. The Grundel also manages to convince Alec to bring his brother Lee to him so he can corrupt Lee as well, despite Alec's initial protests. When Peter Venkman tries to save Alec and Lee, who are hanging off a ledge at a dangerous abandoned warehouse that the Grundel had lured them to, the Grundel tries to prevent this, stating "If I can't have them, neither can you!"
- Sonic Sat AM: Big Bad Dr. Robotnik, unlike the version of him you'd see in other Sonic cartoons (or the games themselves), is much less pleasant. He is willing to deprive innocent creatures of their free will to get them to work for him, he is willing to turn formerly beautiful communities into severely polluted wastelands, and he doesn't show any remorse for any of his actions. He turns people into his robotic slaves if they don't obey him; they are quite aware of what's happening to them, and morally object to that which their robot bodies are forcing them to do. There are episodes in which some robots are carrying on secret conversations with their loved ones, from before roboticization, only to double over in apparent pain before proceeding to attack said loved ones because of the control Robotnik has over them. He even turns the ones who do obey him into robotic slaves.
- Spawn: The Animated Series: Jason Wynn stands out in an already very dark show. Wynn is the director of the NSC. He is the one who ordered the death of Al Simmons by having him burned alive. He uses his position to protect child killer Billy Kincaid from the police by killing anyone who discovers Kincaid's brutal crimes. He is covering up Kincaid's crimes in order to extort favors from Kincaid's father, a corrupt senator. When visiting crime boss Tony Twist, Wynn has two prostitutes that were with Tony killed, so no one besides Tony would know he was there. Wynn is also using his position to steal weapons from the US Department of Defense and is selling them to various terrorists and dictators across the globe. When one of Wynn's employees, Terry Fitzgerald, discovers Wynn's crimes, Wynn frames him these crimes, putting Terry's life in a tailspin. Wynn later orders a hit squad to kill Terry's wife Wanda and his daughter Cyan. Wynn also orders Chief Banks to shoot police officer Twitch Williams, when Twitch gets close to uncovering Wynn's crimes. After Terry reveals Wynn's crimes to the world, Wynn becomes a free agent and seeks the mask of Genghis Khan, which will give him the powers of Hell. We learn that Wynn had one his former subordinates, Major Forsberg, thrown into a cell and starved, when he tried to leave Wynn's services. Wynn threatens to kill Forsberg's family unless he tells him where to find the mask. When Terry tries to kill Wynn in revenge, Wynn has him dragged to an opium den and forcible drugged, because Wynn thinks Terry slowly rotting away in this den is more of a fitting punishment then a quick death. Wynn later uses a knife to try and slowly torture Terry, while gloating about how he will sell his wife into forced prostitution.
- The Story Keepers: While the series itself is fairly religious in nature, and teaches that you should forgive those that had harmed you, it is Nihilus's unwillingness to live up to his mistakes which makes him a monster. He was the centurion to Big Bad Nero, and he was noted as being very ruthless as one. Throughout the series he attempted to purge Rome of the Christians by force. One of his plans involved him building a catapult and sending flaming debris into the tunnels in which they were hiding in. When he realized that one of his fellow centurions was a Christian, he vowed that he would stop at nothing to see him killed for his treachery. Later on, he tried to convince the children that the baker Ben was a liar and he promised to take them to their parents. When they refused his offer, he sets their home on fire with them still inside of it. He then tries to publicly crucify Ben and murders his student when he stopped him from doing so.
- Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2003: Ch'rell was an Utrom criminal who was imprisoned by his people for his various crimes. Ch'rell managed to force the transport ship he was being carried on to crash on Earth. Ch'rell escaped and took the guise of an Japanese crime boss named Oroku Saki, better known as the Shredder. Shredder wanted revenge on his people and went to great lengths to find the Utroms still on marooned Earth. Shredder attacked Splinter's master, Hamato Yoshi, believing he worked for the Utroms. After having his minions work over Yoshi with torture, Shredder personally killed Yoshi, an act that would lead to Shredder becoming the Turtles Arch-Enemy. Shredder's Foot Ninja also kidnapped innocent people and mutated them into monsters to use as slave labor to try a locate a possible Utrom base underground. Shredder has shown to be a very cruel boss. He murders one of his men who failed to deliver some stolen goods for him, due to the Turtles involvement. Shredder also would punish Baxter Stockman for his failures, by grievously injuring him, until eventually Stockman was nothing more then a Brain in a Jar. Shredder also displayed a complete disregard for human life, after an Triceraton Invasion resulted in Beijing becoming a city floating in the sky, Shredder decides to steal the anti gravity generator that is keeping the city in the air. When Karai objects noting that stealing the generator will result in the city crashing into the ground and killing millions in the process, Shredder overrules her and tells her to do it anyway. Some of Shredder's worst crime happen when Donatello visits a Bad Future where Shredder is a dictator who controls the world. Shredder has Secret Police on the streets to round up any dissenters and is using both Utrom and human slave labor (with humans having to work 18 hours a day) to build a giant teleportation device, so Shredder can conquer other planets. In this future, Shredder executes his former servant Hun, while Hun is begging to be let back into the Shredder's service.
- Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2012): This continuity’s Rat King, Dr. Victor Falco, started off as just a smug mad scientist. The Turtles first meet him while investigating the disappearance of another scientist, with Falco seeming very friendly, helpful and concerned with his colleague's well being. However it is soon revealed that Falco himself kidnapped his colleague, mutating him into a gorilla creature and is using his mutated DNA to create a serum that gives himself Psychic Powers. After his initial defeat by the Turtles, Falco loses his job and continues his experiments on rats. An accident leaves him blind and deformed, but also grants him the ability to control rats. Falco becomes disgusted with humanity, adopts the name Rat King and seeks to have his rats take over the city by driving the humans away. Rat King also mind rapes Splinter several times, in order to break his spirit and turn him into his slave. After another defeat, Rat King later returns again, kidnaps several civilians, including a couple of teenagers and a small girl and plans to experiment on them, trying to turn them into human rat hybrids. However his first attempt results in a creature that is deformed, immobile and in constant pain, but that does not deter him from continuing his experiments. Also despite his supposed kinship with his rats, he has no problem experimenting on them and is willing sacrifice them to gain an advantage over one of his enemies.
- Antz: General Mandible is a megalomaniac ant soldier who views worker ants as inferior vermin and soldiers as superior. He manipulates the Queen into rejecting peace negotiations with a hostile colony of Termites and sends all the soldiers loyal to her on a suicide mission to attack the Termites and secure his power. Both sides are destroyed in the fight except for a single ant named Z, which irritates him to no end. He engineers a new dig for the miners so they will hit a water source that will drown every ant in the colony including the Queen, except for his small faction of army loyalists who will be blindly obedient to him. He tortures Z's best friend Weaver to find Princess Bala after Z took her away, threatens to kill Weaver's girlfriend if he doesn't comply, then orders Z killed seconds after he promised not to do so and arranges Weaver's death as well. To start his new ideal colony he plans to force Princess Bala to marry him after he has killed her mother and everyone else.
- Balto: At first, Steele was your typical run of the mill jerk jock who had it out for the titular character, bullying him. He was extremely egotistical and would always boast about his accomplishments to his peers. Once Balto was placed on his team, however, it is there that he graduated from a standard jerkass to pure evil. He deliberately tried to sabotage his own team by making them lose their way back to the village. This ultimately proved that he didn't care about the possibility that the children might die because of him, and that he only went on with it so that he could spite Balto. Steele later returned to the village and attempted to invoke sympathy from his peers by saying that all his teammates died in a blizzard. It is only after Balto returned successful that the crowd saw Steele as a remorseless monster and ultimately left him. Prideful, cruel, and selfish, Steele ultimately represents all that traits that Balto despises.
- Barnyard has Dag, the leader of the pack of coyotes. Unlike the other coyotes who kill for food, Dag seems to get more out of killing than he probably should. This is shown when he shows a group of chickens his chain which has severed chicken legs on it. When faced with Otis's father Ben, he murders him and then shames Otis by telling him that his father would've survived had he been there for him. He then makes a compromise with Otis that stated that he and his pack of coyotes could get a couple of animals every night, and if Otis didn't comply, Dag and his coyotes would personally slaughter everything in the farm that Otis held dear, including possibly the farmer. He then tries to spitefully eat the young chick Maddy just because she called him a "meaner."
- The Boxtrolls: The main villain, Archibald Snatcher, a self-styled Boxtroll exterminator, is driven by a mixture of xenophobia and desire to join the elite White Hats. Snatcher has his cronies capture every Boxtroll they see, intending to totally rid Cheesebridge of them. Snatcher paints them out as baby-eating monsters, but what's worse is that he knows the truth. He came to Egg's father, an inventor who saw the Boxtrolls for who they really were ten years before, demanding he invent something. To motivate him, Snatcher threatened the life of the infant Eggs if the man didn't comply, and when he refused, seemingly killed him with a wrench while Eggs was taken to safety. He didn't kill the father, but kept him locked up for ten years until he was reduced to an insane vegetable. As the plot progresses, Snatcher destroys the Boxtroll's home, kidnaps Eggs and the Boxtrolls, and forces the boy to watch as he apparently crushes them en masse, gloating all the while. He then dresses up Eggs as a Boxtroll and tries to burn him alive in front of the town. Once foiled, Archibald rampages through the square and endangers everyone, kidnapping Lord Portley-Rind's daughter as a final gambit. Megalomaniacal and greedy, Snatcher really stands out in such a lighthearted movie.
- Corpse Bride: Lord Barkis Bittern, despite his uptight snobbery, he at least seems to care about his bride, but in reality, he's a male gold digger. In a flashback image, we see a shadowy figure attacking, robbing, and killing Emily (the eponymous Corpse Bride). Later on in the film, it's revealed that Barkis was her fiancé and murderer, and responsible for her depression. After marrying Victoria, he plans to rob her blind and murder her as well. Unfortunately, her parents are broke and marrying Victoria to him for wealth that he doesn't actually have. When he learns this, he tries to kill both Victor and Victoria out of frustration.
- Dark Fury: Antonia Chillingsworth is the Bounty Hunter in charge of the mercenary vessel that Riddick, Jack, and Imam run into. She's obsessed with the art of killing and death, while her primary hobby is to collect criminals and notorious fighters to place them in her collection of living statues. There they are frozen so that it takes them a whole day to so much as blink an eye, and they're conscious the whole time, trapped in a nightmare world for hundreds of years to come. She considers this her "artwork", and intends it purely for her own enjoyment. She cares exactly nothing about all the members of her crew she sends against Riddick and die as a result, just that she apparently paid them too much. She wants to make Riddick the latest addition to her collection, and before adding him to the exhibition, she throws him and his friends in a pit with people-eating monsters to see him kill something up close. Riddick himself calls her an irredeemable psychopath. The fact that the person saying this is himself a sociopathic Noble Demon says it all, really.
- Fire and Ice: The film’s Big Bad is the evil Nekron, a sorcerer and the ruler of the lands of ice. He begins the film by magically expanding the glaciers of his realm to literally crush those who stand in his way while slaughtering their villages with the glaciers and the spears of his sub-human followers. Seeking to force the King of the only resisting kingdom Jarol to submit, Nekron's mother Julianna kidnaps Jarol's daughter and has her brought to Nekron. Nekron angrily informs Julianna, who had expected Nekron to breed with her, that if his mother brings him any more "little sluts," he'll kill her himself. When Teegra's brother tries to rescue her, Nekron, while sneering "pigs you are, and like pigs you shall die," uses his magic to force the prince to kill his comrades, before the prince commits suicide. When Larn infiltrates his sanctum, Nekron gets utter delight from beating the warrior down himself and even has him taken away to be healed and rested so Nekron can enjoy crushing him again.
- The Flight Before Christmas: Black Wolf is the alpha of a bloodthirsty pack of wolves who open up the movie attempting to kill and eat the young Niko. Black Wolf, stressing over the lack of food, attacks a completely harmless poodle who strays into his territory; the poodle accidentally gives Black Wolf the idea to kill and eat Santa Claus and his reindeer. Black Wolf then gets the idea to pose as Santa's reindeer in the process so he and his pack could sneak into the houses of humans. The plan was to slaughter every child in the world to curb his hunger. Black Wolf tracks the reindeer down, proclaims himself the new Santa Claus, and prepares to eat the reindeer. Interrupted by Niko, Black Wolf attempts to murder him too out of frustration, going as far to pursue him on top of a flying sleigh miles in the air. Even as he fell to his inevitable Karmic Disney Villain Death, Black Wolf dragged Niko's best friend Julius down with him, stating his joy that at least he wouldn't die hungry; he would have killed Julius if not for Niko saving him.
- The Flight of Dragons: Bryagh is the dark sorcerer Ommadon's literal dragon, and stands out as the only wholly evil dragon in the setting. Seven years prior to the plot, Sir Orrin Neville-Smythe came across Bryagh devouring an entire nest of dragon eggs, and was only stopped from slaughtering the last one by Orrin confronting him. Orrin grimly injures Bryagh, leaving the dragon to wallow in his own hate for seven years before returning to aid his dark master in his ultimate goal of destroying humanity. Throughout the plot, Bryagh is shown to be a vicious Sadist in the skin of a dragon, described as having blood on his mind and relishing the prospect of having his legions "attack, demolish, devour, burn, and grind" his enemies, happily serving Ommadon so long as he gets his kicks out of killing people. He's initially tasked with capturing Peter alive and bringing him to Ommadon; however, upon being pursued by Gorbash, Bryagh drops Peter to his intended death for little reason other than to spite the heroes. In the climax, Bryagh ambushes the Five-Man Band and proceeds to kill Giles and Aragh, and tops it off by killing the archer Danielle, who was Sir Orrin's love interest. Bryagh only pauses his assault to sadistically laugh about this in Orrin's face while he mourns, before both off themselves in a Mutual Kill.
- How to Train Your Dragon 2: Drago Bludvist is an unfeeling madman who seeks to take over Berk. Having lost his village and family to dragons when he was younger, Drago subverts a Freudian Excuse by becoming exactly like the ones who he sought revenge against and using fear to dominate anyone in his path. Prior to the plot, Drago came to a chieftain's meeting and offered to drive away the dragons if they would kneel to him. When they declined, Drago responds by burning them alive and leaving no survivors but Stoick, Hiccup's father. In the current, Drago raises a dragon army, led by a Bewilderbeast he abused into loyalty, and attempts to execute his right hand man for failing him, as well as the other dragon riders he brought with him. Drago enslaves the dragons living under Valka's care and kills their Alpha to assert his power. Drago even hypnotizes the loyal Toothless to fire on his own master, Hiccup, and simply scoffs when Stoick takes the blast. He then proceeds to raze Berk with his new-found army, taking no prisoners. Power hungry beyond salvation, Drago ended up putting even the first movie's Big Bad to shame.
- My Little Pony TV Specials: Tirek is a surprisingly vile creature from a show that's supposed to be a little girl's show. A demon of a centaur, Tirek was the ruler of the Midnight Castle, and planned to send Dream Valley into a state of eternal chaos. To do so, he used a sack containing magical spells in it to essentially torture and transform young ponies into his hideous, winged dragons which he could then use to pull his Chariot of Darkness. He's also amazingly violent. This is shown whenever his henchman Scorpan failed him. He would threaten to have Spike's head cut off if he ever screwed up again, which makes it even more disturbing in that Spike was a child, and therefore it meant that he had no limits to who he had to hurt in order to get his way.
- Osmosis Jones: Thrax is a sinister virus obsessed with fame and breaking records in the medical books. To this end, Thrax infiltrates humans and sees how fast he can murder them. Upon arriving in the human Frank, in whose body most of the film takes place, Thrax sets about gruesomely murdering whoever crosses his path, while making Frank sicker and sicker. This has the benefit of killing not only Frank, but every being living within him. Thrax even threatens the White-Blood Cell hero, Osmosis Jones, that after Frank is dead, Thrax will gladly go and break his new record on Frank's young daughter.
- Rainbow Brite and the Star Stealer: Out of the roster of harmless villains in Rainbow Brite's Rogues Gallery, none reached the petty, selfish extremes the Dark Princess exemplified. Motivated solely by greed, the Dark Princess was willing to enslave innocent races to tow the diamond planet Spectra out of its foundation to her castle. However, all light in the universe needs to pass through Spectra, or else the entire universe would be starved of light and freeze, ensuring trillions of deaths. Despite knowing she'd die too, the Dark Princess still goes on with it, and when she's foiled, she attempts to ram her ship into Spectra and shatter it out of spite. When she returned, she enslaved a peaceful race of sprites and attempted to turn Rainbow Brite into a crystal. The Dark Princess stood out in the Sugar Bowl that was Rainbow Brite's universe as a figure of unparalleled selfishness and avarice.
- The Secret Of NIMH: Jenner is a nasty, murderous piece of work. In contrast to his noble brethren amongst the rats of NIMH, Jenner desires nothing but power. When The Hero Mrs. Brisby comes to the rats for help moving her family and house to be safe from a farmer's plow, Jenner sabotages the moving so the wise and kind leader of the rats, Nicodemus is crushed to death, while the Brisby house (and the four Brisby children inside) are trapped and sinking in mud with Jenner not caring about the impending deaths of the kids. When he sees Nicodemus bequeathed a special stone to Mrs. Brisby, Jenner attempts to murder her for it. What makes it even worse is Jenner, like all the rats, owes his very life to Mrs. Brisby's deceased husband and the father of her kids and displays zero remorse or gratitude to Jonathan's memory. After his henchman Sullivan finally has enough with Jenner's lunacy, Jenner slashes his throat and attempts to kill his rival Justin, declaring his only philosophy in life: take what you can when you can.
- Speckles: The Tarbosaurus: One-Eye is a serial killer and engine of hate and rage in a Tyrannosaurus Rex's skin. One Eye demonstrates he's a calculating, rational monster by initiating a disaster to kill the young Speckles' family and murders his siblings for fun rather than food. He proceeds to haunt Speckles throughout his entire life, trying to kill him or those the Tarbosaurus cares for. At the film's end, he even murders one of Speckles' children and tries to murder the other by hurling the hatchling into the ocean.
- Starchaser: The Legend of Orin: Zygon is a smug, domineering galactic conqueror with a God complex who seeks to rule humanity. Formerly a rogue android known as Nexus, his first attempt to take over humanity was stopped by guardians known as the Ka-Khan, and his army was destroyed. Forced to hide, Zygon bides his time and establishes a slave mine on the planet Zinia, forcing human slaves (who are forced to work regardless of age or physical condition) into such harsh conditions they often die. The blade the Ka-Khan used to defeat him is found by an old slave, who's killed to keep it a secret. Once Orin finds out about the blade and decides to escape, Zygon fatally strangles his girlfriend Elan. After Orin escapes, Zygon places a massive bounty on his head and has his Mecha-Mooks attack him at every turn. He captures Dagg and has him painfully tortured by shooting a laser into his forehead, overseeing it with a sadistic grin. After he has the heroes within his grasp, Zygon leads his ships to obliterate the human's opposing fleet and take over the planet by force. Once he's been revealed as Nexus, Zygon takes Aviana (the new love interest) hostage, threatening her life. Once Orin surrenders, Zygon attempts to strike him down with his own blade. Cocky and arrogant, Zygon was as remorselessly cruel as an evil overlord could be.