->''And it's so easy when you're evil!'' \\
''This is the life, you see,'' \\
''The devil tips his hat to me!'' \\
''I do it all because I'm evil,'' \\
''And I do it all for free,'' \\
''Your tears are all the pay I'll ever need!''
-->-- '''Music/{{Voltaire}}''', "When You're Evil"



->''Once bad -- What's the good of turning?''\\
''In Hell, I'll be there a-burning''\\
''Meanwhile, thing of what I'm earning''\\
''All on account of...''\\
''My name!''
-->-- '''[[TheDreaded Bill Sykes']]''' VillainSong, ''Theatre/{{Oliver}}''

->''Even now I curse the day--and yet, I think,\\
Few come within the compass of my curse,\\
Wherein I did not some notorious ill,\\
[[BloodKnight As kill a man, or else devise his death,]]\\
[[RapeIsASpecialKindOfEvil Ravish a maid, or plot the way to do it]],\\
[[{{Frameup}} Accuse some innocent and forswear myself]],\\
[[LetsYouAndHimFight Set deadly enmity between two friends,]]\\
[[EvilIsPetty Make poor men's cattle break their necks;]]\\
[[ThrewMyBikeOnTheRoof Set fire on barns and hay-stacks in the night,]]\\
[[IShallTauntYou And bid the owners quench them with their tears.]]\\
Oft have I digg'd up dead men from their graves,\\
[[OfCorpseHesAlive And set them upright at their dear friends' doors]],\\
Even when their sorrows almost were forgot;\\
And on their skins, as on the bark of trees,\\
Have with my knife carved in Roman letters,\\
'Let not your sorrow die, though I am dead.'\\
Tut, I have done a thousand dreadful things\\
[[ButForMeItWasTuesday As willingly as one would kill a fly]],\\
And nothing grieves me heartily indeed\\
But that I cannot do ten thousand more.''
-->-- '''Aaron''', ''Theatre/TitusAndronicus''



->It is not that I cannot create anything good, but that I will not.
-->-- '''[[{{Zoroastrianism}} Angra Mainyu]]'''

->In all Thénardier's outpourings, the words and gestures, the fury blazing in his eyes, this explosion of an evil nature brazenly exposed, the mixture of bravado and abjectness, arrogance, pettiness, rage, absurdity; the hodgepodge of genuine distress, and lying sentiment, the shamelessness of a vicious man rejoicing in viciousness, the bare crudity of an ugly soul -- in this eruption of all suffering and hatred there was something which was hideous as evil itself and still as poignant as truth.
-->--'''VictorHugo''', ''Literature/LesMiserables''

->The object of persecution is persecution. The object of torture is torture. The object of power is power. Now do you begin to understand me?
-->-- '''O'Brien''', ''Literature/NineteenEightyFour''

->I am not more sure that my soul lives, than I am that perverseness is one of the primitive impulses of the human heart -- one of the indivisible primary faculties, or sentiments, which give direction to the character of Man. Who has not, a hundred times, found himself committing a vile or a silly action, for no other reason than [[RebelliousSpirit because he knows he should not?]] Have we not a perpetual inclination, in the teeth of our best judgment, to violate that which is Law, merely because we understand it to be such?
-->-- '''Creator/EdgarAllanPoe''', ''The Black Cat''


[[folder:anime and manga]]

->To put it in the simplest possible terms, our "purpose" is a total ''absence'' of purpose! You should be aware, fraulein, that there are some people in this world, some irredeemable louse, for whom the means do not ''require'' an end! I speak, of course, of myself.
-->-- '''The Major''', ''{{Hellsing}} Ultimate''


[[folder:film - live-action]]

->Greed is for amateurs. Disorder, chaos, anarchy: now ''that's'' fun!
-->-- '''Top Dollar''', ''Film/TheCrow''

->'''Stansfield''': Do you like life, sweetheart?\\
'''Mathilda''': Yes.\\
'''Stansfield''': That's good. Because I take no pleasure in taking life -- if it's [[FalseReassurance from a person who doesn't care about it.]]

->I have a competition in me. I want no one else to succeed.
-->--'''Daniel Plainview''', ''Film/ThereWillBeBlood''

->'''Superman:''' Is that how a warped brain like yours gets its kicks? By planning the death of innocent people?\\
'''Lex Luthor:''' No. By ''causing'' the death of innocent people.

->'''Alfred:''' Some time ago, some friends of mine and I were hired by the government of Burma to capture a bandit operating out of a forest. They had been trying to bribe the local warlords with gems, but the bandit was raiding their caravans. We searched for months, but we never found a single person who had traded with him. Then, one day, I saw a child playing with a ruby the size of a tangerine. The bandit had been throwing them away.\\
'''Bruce:''' Then why steal them?\\
'''Alfred:''' Because he thought it was great sport! You see, some men aren't looking for anything logical, like money. They [[EveryManHasHisPrice can't be bought]], [[PerpSweating bullied]], [[PatrickStewartSpeech reasoned]] or [[EnemyMine negotiated with]]. Some men just want to watch the world burn.\\
'''Bruce:''' That bandit, in the forest in Burma. Did you catch him?\\
'''Alfred:''' Yes, Master Bruce.\\
'''Bruce:''' How?\\
'''Alfred:''' [[PyrrhicVictory We burned the forest down]].
-->-- ''Film/TheDarkKnight''

->'''Harry Callahan:''' You know, you're crazy if you think you've heard the last of this guy. He's gonna kill again.\\
'''District Attorney Rothko:''' How do you know?\\
'''Harry Callahan:''' 'Cause he likes it.
-->-- ''Film/DirtyHarry''

->I like being bad. It makes me happy.
-->-- '''Eddie Brock''', ''Spider-Man 3''

->Listen kid, I'm not gonna bullshit you, all right? I don't give a good fuck what you know, or don't know, but I'm gonna torture you anyway, regardless. Not to get information. [[ItAmusedME It's amusing, to me]], to torture a cop. You can say anything you want cause I've heard it all before. All you can do is pray for a quick death, [[ToThePain which you ain't gonna get.]]
-->-- '''Mr. Blonde''', ''Film/ReservoirDogs''

->What we were after now was the old surprise visit. That was a real kick, and good for laughs and lashings of the old ultra-violence.
-->-- '''Alex''', ''Film/AClockworkOrange''

->I didn't do it for science. I didn't do it for glory. I'm just mean!
-->--'''Willum''', ''Chopper Chicks in [=Zombietown=]''

->Mommy didn't beat me. Daddy didn't rape me. I'm this way because I am. There's no mystery. Things I do, I do them because I like them! Because I want to!
-->--'''Machine'''. ''Film/EightMM''


[[folder:film - animated]]

->''It feels so good to be bad!''\\
''So '''[[EvilTastesGood delicious]]''' to be a despicable cad!''\\
''It's just so thrilling''\\
''And so fulfilling''\\
''To give somebody the worst time they've ever had!''\\
''It feels so good to be bad!''
-->-- Red's ''VillainSong'', ''[[AllDogsGotoHeaven All Dogs Go to Heaven 2]]''

->Men who kill without reason '''cannot''' be reasoned with!
-->--'''Stoick the Vast''', ''[[{{WesternAnimation/HowToTrainYourDragon2}} How to Train Your Dragon 2]]''


[[folder:comic books]]

->Here's to crime.
-->-- '''SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker''', ''ComicBook/TheKillingJoke''

->'''Bullseye''': I once tracked an Eskimo huntsman across 200 miles of frozen tundra on foot and killed him with [[OnceKilledAManWithANoodleImplement an icicle made of my own frozen feces.]]\\
'''Kingpin''': Who on earth would hire you to do that?\\
'''Bullseye''': Nobody. I did that for fun.\\
'''Kingpin''': [[YoureInsane You're a madman.]]\\
'''Bullseye''': [[PsychoForHire I kill people for a living]]. What did you expect?
-->-- ''[[Comicbook/ThePunisherMAX Punisher MAX #6]]''

->Why? Why? Just to see the disappointment on your cornfed, gee-whiz face, Superman. And because a great dark voice on the edge of nothing spoke to me and said you all had to die. There is no why!
-->-- '''The General''', ''{{JLA}}'' #38

->'''Marsh:''' Why us, goddammit? Why are you doing this stuff to us? You're going to kill us!\\
'''Doctor Destiny:''' '''Why? Because I can'''.
-->-- ''ComicBook/TheSandman''

->'''Dass Jennir:''' "Why? Why buy a child just to kill her?"\\
'''Dezono Qua:''' "Because I could. And to eat her, of course. She was delicious."
-->-- ''Franchise/StarWarsExpandedUniverse: ComicBook/DarkTimes''


[[folder:live-action tv]]

->Everything I told you is a lie. [[ColdBloodedTorture This isn't happening to you for a reason]][[{{Beat}} ...]]well, one reason: '''I enjoy it'''.
-->-- '''The Boy''' / [[spoiler:Ramsay Snow]], ''Series/GameOfThrones''

->I know what it's like to take a life. To feel a future, a world of possibilities, snuffed out by your own hand. I know the power in it. The exhilaration. It was like a drug for me.
-->--'''Angel''', ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'' ("Consequences")

->"Mr. Ewing, this is wrong and it's cruel."\\
"You have just uttered my two favorite words!"

->I enjoy destroying lives. It turns me on.
-->-- '''Wrestling/VinceMcMahon'''

->'I see on the news, on the TV, that people question. They question why--why people do this. It's the same reason people do anything, 'cause, 'cause they feel like it, they like the way it feels. When I was a kid, my dog, Poppy, running across the grass. When I [[KickTheDog hit her]], I liked that feeling. That has not changed.
-->--'''Ben Bradstone''', ''Series/CriminalMinds''( "Proof")

->I wanna gorge on human blood, not because some fucking Bible tells me too, but because I like it. It's ''fun''. It makes my ''dick hard''!
-->--'''Russell Edgington''' ''Series/TrueBlood''

->'''Doctor:''' I still don't see why you want to help them. What can you possibly gain?\\
'''The Master:''' The pleasure of seeing the human race exterminated, Doctor. The human race of which you are so fond. Believe me, that'll be a reward in itself.
-->-- ''Series/DoctorWho'', "The Sea Devils"


[[folder:western animation]]

->Evil is just so much more profitable than good -- and more fun!
--> --'''Warp Darkmatter''', ''[[WesternAnimation/BuzzLightyearOfStarCommand Buzz Lightyear of Star Command]]'' '': The Adventure Begins''

->'''Dr. Polaris''': You gonna wash your hands?\\
'''[[spoiler:The Flash in the body of ]]Lex Luthor''': ''No''. 'Cuz I'm ''evil''.
-->--'''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague Unlimited'''


[[folder:tabletop games]]

->"Destroy, for the sake of Destruction.\\
Kill, for the sake of Killing."
-->-- '''Unknown Chaos Space Marine''', ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}''


[[folder:video games]]

->'''Terra''': Just stop! None of this makes any sense!\\
'''Kefka''': [[EvilLaugh Mwhehehe]]! Destruction isn't ''supposed'' to make sense! It's only fun when it's ''senseless!''
-->-- ''VideoGame/DissidiaFinalFantasy''

->'''Frank Horrigan:''' Now, you're going to die.\\
'''Matt''': Killing me will stop nothing.\\
'''Frank Horrigan''': That may be true, but seeing your body rotting on the floor will bring a smile to my face.
-->-- ''VideoGame/{{Fallout 2}}''

->'''Kotomine Kirei:''' "What other people called happiness did not bring me any joy."
-->-- VisualNovel/FateStayNight

->'''Princess Peach''': We never did anything to you! Why are you keeping us prisoner?\\
'''Wizardheimer''': Because I'm an evil Koopa wizard! I don't need a'' reason ''to be mean and nasty! It's my nature!''
-->''[[WesternAnimation/SuperMarioWorld Super Mario World cartoon, Ghosts R' Us]]''

->Well all right then, Slick. Yes. I turned all the villagers into pigs. Big deal. [...] You know, they're all so depressing and boring and dimwitted all the time... so instead of wallowing in gloom, I figured they might as well wallow in mud! HA! How brilliant is THAT? [[DontExplainTheJoke Now they're pigs, get it?]] Isn't that just soooo perfect? It's like irony, or something.
-->--'''[[spoiler:Doopliss]]''', ''VideoGame/PaperMarioTheThousandYearDoor''

->Rivers of blood... Mountains of flesh! A glorious world of pain! Feeble humans, crushed like the insects that they are!
-->-- '''Gig''', ''SoulNomadAndTheWorldEaters''

->'''Coco Bandicoot:''' Cortex, why do you keep doing stuff like this?\\
'''Doctor Neo Cortex:''' Well, actually, it's pretty fun! You should try it! You know, riding around in huge, rumbling machines and what-not... very stimulating!
-->-- ''[[Franchise/CrashBandicoot Crash of the Titans]]''

->'''[[spoiler:Kristoph]]:''' I killed a man named Smith because I am an evil human being. Isn't that enough?
-->-- ''VisualNovel/ApolloJusticeAceAttorney''

-->-- '''Lilarcor''', ''BaldursGate''

->I had reasons deeper than the deepest ocean! - That was a fuckin' lie! I had no such reasons!
-->-- '''[[spoiler:Junko Enoshima]]''', ''VisualNovel/DanganRonpa''

->'''Pit''': I get what [[MotherNature Viridi]] has against [[EverybodyHatesHades Hades]]. He's destructive and evil. But what does Hades have against Viridi?\\
'''Palutena''': I think you answered your own question. Destruction is ''fun'' for him.\\
'''Hades''': Well, five points for the squares! It's true. This ''is'' just my idea of a good time.

->I killed them because I could! Because it was fun! Do you know what it's like to determine another man's fate? And did you see the way the people cheered? The way they feared me? I was like a god! You'd have done the same if you could! Such power!
-->-- '''Majd Addin''', ''VideoGame/AssassinsCreedI''

->C'mon, you know me better than that 'old buddy!' Surely you don't mean to imply that ''I'' need a reason to destroy and manipulate and kill!? OK, all right, fine! How about this reason? Seems as good as any. I do all the wonderful things I do because I want to see the miserable look on the faces of people like YOU when you're wallowing in despair, dismay, grief, frustration, misery... [[FauxAffablyEvil all sorts of other unpleasant nouns...]] I guess you could say I'm bored. At least misery is interesting.
-->-- '''[[BigBad Yuuki Terumi]]''', ''VideoGame/BlazBlue: [[VideoGame/BlazBlueContinuumShift Continuum Shift]]''

->Oh, so you don't like needless bloodshed, Lt. Jaggar? Well that's too bad. [[EstablishingCharacterMoment I do enjoy needless bloodshed]]. Especially from the innocents.
-->-- '''Archibald Grims''', ''VideoGame/SuperRobotWarsOriginalGeneration''



->'''Axel:''' Zex, I'll play it straight with you. I need your help financing the wedding.\\
'''Zexion:''' And I want to help you... why?\\
'''Axel:''' Because you'll get to abuse your political power just to prove you can.
-->-- ''AnsemRetort''

->Someone had opened a nether gate within the city. Who and why we'll never know. The situation was already so dire before this point it fails me to think of a reason behind such actions. As if someone could possibly want to haste the end of everything for no other purpose than the end itself.
-->-- ''{{Drowtales}}'' side story, [[http://www.drowtales.com/mainarchive.php?sid=5828 "Thalamani"]]

->[[PunctuatedForEmphasis I. Like. To. Kill. Things.]] How is that not clear by now?
-->-- '''[[TokenEvilTeammate Richard]]''', ''WebComic/LookingForGroup''


[[folder:fan fiction]]

->'''Jovian''': "Why is it that whenever we can't find somebody, your first instinct is to blow up everything around you?"\\
'''Jacqueline''': "Because it's fun."



->'''Terry Silver''': Hey, I LIKE that! I LIKE that, JOHNNY! I'M GONNA USE THAT! '''[[EvilLaugh HWA HA hAA hAhahAaAAhAAAA!!!]]'''\\
'''Kevin Murphy:''' I wished I loved ''anything'' as much as he loves being evil.
-->--{{Rifftrax}}, ''[[Film/TheKarateKid The Karate Kid, Part 3]]''


[[folder:web video]]

->'''Pat:''' Kell informs Duncan that because he killed Connor, he's now inherited Connor's curse.\\
'''Spoony:''' Great, he'll [[FoeYay have a creepy bald guy whispering at him]] throughout the years.\\
'''Pat:''' Can't Kell just get a hobby or something? Parcheesi? A stamp collection?
-->--[[WebVideo/TheSpoonyExperiment Noah Antwiler]] and PatTheNESPunk watch ''{{Franchise/Highlander}}: Endgame''


[[folder:web animation]]

->Comparisons to ''[[{{VideoGame/Bioshock1}} Bioshock]]'' are as inevitable as a bear shitting on a Catholic ([[{{Spoonerism}} or however that phrase goes]]), and under that light ''Infinite'' falls kinda short. What's disappointing is that the villain is basically just a racist nutter who wants to blow up the world. I listen to him frothing about how his carpet made of black people should be grateful he hasn't trod in any dog shit lately, and he becomes hard to take seriously. The truly great villain is one who ''talks sense!'' Andrew Ryan had some weird ideas about "sweat ownership," but he was articulate, dangerously intelligent, and wouldn't let someone like Comstock [[YouGetMeCoffee run the fucking hot tap!]]
-->--'''''WebAnimation/ZeroPunctuation''''' on ''VideoGame/BioshockInfinite''


[[folder:web original]]

->The sum total of Klaa’s motivation is “he likes [[StuffBlowingUp blowing stuff up.]]” When he discovers the ''Enterprise'' is mounting a rescue mission to Nimus III, he muses, “''Enterprise''? That’s Kirk’s ship. If I could defeat Kirk…” Vixis completes his thought process, “…you would be the greatest warrior in the galaxy.” It’s incredibly generic. Even Kruge’s paranoid preemptive strike in ''[[Film/StarTrekIIITheSearchForSpock The Search for Spock]]'' offered a more compelling motivation and sense of character. Of course, Klaa’s motivation demonstrates how it all revolves around [[strike:Shatner]] Kirk.
-->--'''[[http://them0vieblog.com/2013/08/15/non-review-review-star-trek-v-the-final-frontier/ Darren Mooney]]''' on ''Film/StarTrekVTheFinalFrontier''

->The first character introduced is Max Menken, played by Kenneth Mars. He looks up at the camera and says 'I hate Superman; big showoff'. That's right, the first real line of dialogue in a Superman movie is '[[EstablishingCharacterMoment I hate Superman]]'...Max also comments that anyone without a last name must be '[[EvilIsPetty kind of weird]]' and that [[BigStupidDooDooHead Superman is pushy.]]
-->[[http://healed1337.blogspot.com/2011/01/movie-review-superman-1975-musical.html Review]] of ''It's a Bird, it's a Plane, it's Superman!''

->Apparently Charles is enough of a bastard he is not content with [[BastardBoyfriend screwing up Helen’s life]] but [[AndYourLittleDogToo will not pay to keep her mother in the home]]. Can we just admit it here? Charles is Hitler reincarnated. All he needs to do is grow a small Chaplin mustache and make [[SerialKiller skin lamps]] and the picture will be complete. Subtlety movie! I need subtlety!
-->--'''[[WebVideo/TheSpoonyExperiment Miles Antwiler]]''' [[http://moviemoses.wordpress.com/2010/09/27/diary-of-a-mad-black-woman-darren-grant-2005/ on]] ''DiaryOfAMadBlackWoman''

->Firstly, we meet a vigilante paedo-priest, and then kiddy-fiddler #3, who’s identified when he’s clocked by Gyllenhaal lecherously caressing a stuffed rabbit at a candlelight vigil. It’s such a pantomimey, ''[[LifetimeMovieOfTheWeek Lifetime Movies]]'' reveal, that you’re one close-up away from a drool-slavered chin and leaky boner-tent.
-->--'''[[http://franticplanet.wordpress.com/2013/12/16/my-top-20-movies-of-2013-the-list-part-1/ Stuart Millard]]''' on ''{{Film/Prisoners}}'' (2013)

->The plot of the game is that rebels have gone back in time, taken famous historical figures, and put them in different time periods. ''Who'' are these "time rebels" and why do they wanna do this?? Well, guess what: [[NoPlotNoProblem They're never referred to again.]] Yeah. They're just for your imagination. ''(thought bubble [[ImagineSpot appears over James' head]])''\\\
'''Future Punk #1:''' Maaan, wouldn't it be funny if we put Thomas Edison in ancient Egypt?\\
'''Future Punk #2:''' Hehe! How 'bout Galileo in the Jurassic period?\\
'''Future Punk #1:''' ''(cackles)'' We're assholes!
-->-- WebVideo/TheAngryVideoGameNerd plays ''BillAndTedsExcellentAdventure'' (NES)

->Barnett barely seems to want to conceal his guilt in the flashbacks to his hearing – he sits nonchalantly, sipping water and smiling as his crimes are listed. Just in case we didn’t get the idea that he is evil. In the present day he’s like some mad ''Series/DoctorWho'' villain spouting out lines like ''[=‘=]oh ''you’re'' the dead man, Mul-derrr…''[=’=] Every time he calls Mulder up he sounds like he is [[FoeYay ringing a sex chat line]]…sighing and groaning with pleasure.
-->--'''[[http://docohobigfinish.blogspot.co.uk/2012/05/x-files-season-one.html Joe Ford]]''' on ''Series/TheXFiles'', "Beyond the Sea"

->Yes! Make this cat suffer for no goddamn reason other than that I THINK IT'S FUNNY!
-->-- '''Tiger's Eye, in [[Script/ShadowjackWatchesSailorMoon Shadowjack's]] [[http://forum.rpg.net/showthread.php?726458-IWIW-Shadowjack-Watches-Sailor-Moon-Thread-13-The-Magic-Horse-Ate-Our-Fancy-Title&p=18358769#post18358769 take]] on Episode 133 of ''Franchise/SailorMoon'''.

->[=Exdeath=] is ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyV''[='s=] primary antagonist, and a rather blatant attempt on Square's part to engineer a [[VideoGame/FinalFantasyIV Golbez]] 2.0. His origins are murky: he is referred to as a Dark Mage, but he's actually...well, [[WhenTreesAttack a tree]]. His ultimate goal is to unleash and control the power of the Void because he's an '''evil''' tree. Most of his time onscreen is spent gloating, blowing stuff up, tying moogles to train tracks, and [[DastardlyWhiplash twirling his long, black mustache while demanding the poor sobbing heroine PAY THE RENT]]. Yeah, he's pretty one-dimensional.
-->--'''Pat R.''', [[http://socksmakepeoplesexy.net/index.php?a=ff05 "To the Old School"]]


[[folder:real life]]

->Iago's soliloquy, the motive-hunting of a motiveless malignity -- how awful it is!
-->-- '''Creator/SamuelTaylorColeridge'''

->When you're playing a character of solid blackness, that in itself is very interesting, in the sense that you have no other motivation other than the accumulation of power. It's not so much about not having a moral center, it's just that the only thing that mattered is increasing power.
-->--'''Ian [=McDiarmid=]''' on playing '''[[StarWars Palpatine]]'''