edited 7th Nov '17 9:59:04 AM by Fighteer
edited 3rd Oct '12 7:47:57 PM by Camberf
- The Diamond Duchess and her Chief Ranger in Margery Sharp's Miss Bianca. She is a child enslaver and abuser and pursues her escaped victim.
edited 3rd Oct '12 11:00:37 PM by DrPsyche
edited 4th Oct '12 6:25:16 AM by lrrose
edited 4th Oct '12 6:57:44 AM by Krystoff
edited 4th Oct '12 7:12:45 AM by Fighteer
- Complete Monster: [Kvar] is regarded as an in-universe one by the Desians. Specially, his own Mooks of all people hate and fear him. We remind you that said mooks are the sort of people who enjoy murder and torture. He is also the only villain in the game that the whole party regards as irredeemable, to the point that everybody wants the opportunity to fight him.
edited 4th Oct '12 7:15:41 AM by lrrose
edited 4th Oct '12 8:10:01 AM by Fighteer
edited 4th Oct '12 8:12:59 AM by ChaoticQueen
edited 4th Oct '12 9:35:05 AM by DrPsyche
- Archenar shouldn't be mentioned given his remorse for his killings. Besides, the whole damn paragraph, with the remorseless killer as the subject, is spoilered. Not good!
- Gehn needs more clarity I think if it's worth keeping after all
- Esher's entry is very short. Needs more clarity if worth keeping.
- The P'aarli and the Terahnee are both groups and should be cut.
- A'Gaeris comes across as a Manipulative Bastard who strives to destroy a city as a means of revenge of his expulsion (from what I gather in the wiki). The entry didn't state the motives, so I'm not even sure if this is a keeper.
edited 4th Oct '12 11:10:49 AM by EarlOfSandvich
- Vlad Tepes of Count and Countess definitely doesn't start off as one, which makes his eventual change into a monstrous person bone-chilling. At one point, he's trying to lower the drafting age for young boys in his army - when the drafting age is already twelve.
- The Archimandrite Luseferous from Iain M. Banks' novel The Algebraist. "[T]hat most deplorable of beings, a psychopathic sadist with a fertile imagination."
- Virtually every villain in books by the late Richard Laymon, who specialized in creating some of the most vile characters imaginable to torment his leads. But special mention should go to Roy from "The Cellar", a serial pedophile who raped his own daughter, tortured his wife, and, upon his release from prison, killed a couple and kidnapped their daughter while chasing down his own ex and daughter. From the same book, Beast House matriarch Maggie Kutch gleefully presides over a horrific legacy of torture, rape, and murder, unleashing the Beasts on innocents regularly. Although she does have a Freudian Excuse (her husband and children were murdered by the Beast), it's insufficient to excuse the decades of murders and kidnappings.
- From the same The Beast House series, horror novelist Gorman Hardy qualifies. He's a rare Laymon villain in that he's motivated by greed as opposed to sexual perversion, but his actions (luring a teenage girl into the Beast House, leaving her at the beast's mercy, and finally attempting to murder her in cold blood, all to further his twisted plans to make money off the house's legend) make him one of Laymon's most despicable characters.
- Wesley and Thelma from Island murdered the parents of two teenage girls who are living on the eponymous island, and kept those girls as sex slaves.
- In The 120 Days of Sodom, the Four libertines (Duc de Blangis, The Bishop, The President de Curval, and Durcet) are easily the poster children for this trope. They have no good bone in their bodies, find virtue disgusting and commit so many acts of evil that if you were to make a drinking game out of how many they do, the damage to your liver would be irreparable. The sheer volume would take up the page. Their 8 female accomplices also qualify.
- Robert Jordan's The Wheel of Time:
- While not be portrayed as an actual character (except those all-caps bits in the Pit of Doom), the Dark One himself is essentially responsible for all evil in the world, excepting only instances like Shadar Logoth.
- The Forsaken:
- Ishamael/ Moridin is thoroughly nihilistic ( the reason why the Dark One makes him Nae'blis) and works for the Dark One, because he knows one evil victory ends the world (the rest just think they'll get immortality).
- Aginor created Trollocs and the Blight.
- Graendal is a massive perv in the worst kind of way.
- Lanfear is an example of how Love Makes You Evil.
- Mesaana nearly pulls a Mind Rape on Egwene (only to suffer the same fate) and is the cause of the split in the White Tower.
- Perhaps the worst (Ishy notwithstanding) is Semirhage, who invented a weave to swap one's blood with another substance instantly. Normally, the shock is an instant kill, but if you use a substance that mimics blood well enough, the torture recipient lives in indescribable agony for as much as a full hour. She describes it as her greatest triumph.
- All of them are said to have committed more massive atrocities offscreen, during the Age of Legends. That's without yet getting into, say, Padan Fain, who absorbed the manifestation of the biggest non-Dark-One-related evil and Slayer, who kills wolves. Mazrim Taim is shaping up to be a bastard as well.
- Some of the bad guys, however, are characterized as essentially being selfish brats given a lot of power (even said straight out by some of the other characters), also evil, but not to horrifically monstrous heights. Asmodean, while initially a servant of the Dark One in order to be the best musician ever(which doesn't really make any sense), does help The Chosen One against the Dark One, even if for selfish reasons. Damodred and Sammael apparently just really, REALLY hate The Chosen One. Sammael, in fact, would likely never have even joined the Shadow if not for Lews Therin.
edited 4th Oct '12 12:01:01 PM by AmbarSonofDeshar
edited 4th Oct '12 1:08:12 PM by Fighteer