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* ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeagueWar'' & ''WesternAnimation/ReignOfTheSupermen'': ComicBook/{{Darkseid}}, Lord of Apokolips, seeks to conquer the Earth and add it to his [[GalacticConqueror dark empire]]. Having many humans abducted to be [[TransformationHorror agonizingly mutated]] into his Parademons, Darkseid launches attacks on the Earth, bombing entire cities before being driven back. Later responsible for [[WesternAnimation/TheDeathOfSuperman unleashing Doomsday to run rampant]] so it will kill Superman, Darkseid killed the wife of Hank Henshaw and corrupted him into the Cyborg Superman, using him to help Darkseid come to Earth where he intends to obliterate Metropolis and then take over the world in bloody conquest.

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* ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeagueWar'' & ''WesternAnimation/ReignOfTheSupermen'': ComicBook/{{Darkseid}}, ComicBook/{{Darkseid}} [[labelnote:Appearances]]''[[WesternAnimation/JusticeLeagueWar War]]''; ''WesternAnimation/TheReignOfTheSupermen''; ''[[WesternAnimation/JusticeLeagueDarkApokolipsWar Apokolips War]]''[[/labelnote]]: The Lord of Apokolips, Apokolips seeks to conquer the Earth and add it to his dark empire, having [[GalacticConqueror dark empire]].conquered countless worlds]] and massacred the populations. Having many humans abducted to be [[TransformationHorror agonizingly mutated]] into his Parademons, Darkseid launches attacks on the Earth, bombing entire cities before being driven back. Later responsible for [[WesternAnimation/TheDeathOfSuperman unleashing Doomsday Doomsday]] to run rampant]] rampant so it will kill Superman, Darkseid killed the wife of Hank Henshaw and corrupted him into the Cyborg Superman, using him to help Darkseid come to Earth where he intends to obliterate Metropolis and then take TakeOverTheWorld in bloody conquest. Later taking over the world in bloody conquest.and [[HeroKiller killing most of its defenders]], Darkseid converts others into unholy fusions of machine and later orders a brainwashed Batman to kill his own son, stopping at nothing to add Earth to his empire before he moves on to other worlds and continues the slaughter.


* ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeagueVsTeenTitans'': [[BigBad Trigon]], the [[ArchnemesisDad father]] of ComicBook/{{Raven}}, is a [[BigRedDevil powerful demon lord]]. Trigon met Raven's mother after she joined a cult that worshiped Trigon, with the cult managing to summon him. Trigon took the form of a handsome man and Raven's mom was taken with him. They retire to the bed chamber for sex, where Trigon reveals his true form and [[RapeIsASpecialKindOfEvil rapes her]]. Raven's mom escapes the cult and seeks protection in the peaceful dimension of Azarath. Raven is born here, but is treated as an outcast due to her demonic heritage. As a teen, Raven becomes curious about her origins and accidentally summons Trigon. Trigon then proceeds to destroy Azarath, killing countless people in the process. Raven manages to seal Trigon in a crystal, but Trigon uses his demon minions to enact a plan to free himself. He uses his demons to possess the Justice League and threatens to murder all of Raven's friends, forcing Raven to free him. After being freed, Trigon [[OmnicidalManiac plans to destroy Earth]], just as he did with Azarath.

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* ''WesternAnimation/SupermanVsTheElite'': [[NuclearNasty Atomic Skull]], a psychopath with a grudge against Superman, starts to murder civilians to lure Superman out. Atomic Skull is about to kill 2 women and [[WouldHurtAChild a baby]] when Superman attacks him. Superman defeats Atomic Skull and he is arrested, later escaping and starting to kill more civilians. Superman and the Elite team up to defeat the Atomic Skull, but not before he kills Professor Baxter, a prominent Superman supporter. Atomic Skull is so vile, that he helps [[KnightTemplar the Elite]] gain support for their brutal tactics from the public.


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* ''[[WesternAnimation/DCShowcaseThePhantomStranger The Phantom Stranger]]'': [[EvilSorcerer Seth]] is a centuries-old sorcerer who looks like an attractive young man. Discovering an ancient amulet that allowed him to [[ImmortalityImmorality retain eternal youth]] by [[LifeDrinker draining the life of others]], Seth would murder many people to keep himself immortal. Taking over one mansion whose previous owner is implied to have been murdered by him, Seth started luring teenagers there to drain their lives, and when he invited his latest victims, he managed to drain nearly all of them, only being stopped by ComicBook/ThePhantomStranger, whom he intended to keep as [[LivingBattery fuel]], due to his large life aura, openly saying that he would slowly and painfully drain him for a hundred years.


* ''WesternAnimation/DCShowcaseCatwoman'': [[BigBad Rough Cut]] is a diamond smuggler who has taken up HumanTrafficking. Kidnapping a dozen women at a time, Rough Cut has them placed in crates and sold into {{slavery|Is A Special Kind Of Evil}}. When his gang abducts [[WouldHurtAChild teenager]] Holly Robinson, her friend Catwoman pursues them. She finds them [[BadPeopleAbuseAnimals trying to kill a cat]] for the jewels on its collar, and ends up chasing them. Rough Cut makes a semi truck crash in the hopes it will kill his enemy, before offering her a 10% cut if she leaves him alone.
* ''WesternAnimation/DCShowcaseJonahHex'': [[BigBad Madame Lorraine]] is a [[TheVamp seductress]] who makes a practice of enticing men and luring them into her clutches. Once she has them, Lorraine [[BlackWidow coldly shoots them dead, takes their money]], and has her flunkies dump their bodies in a mine shaft. Lorraine comes into conflict with ComicBook/JonahHex after she kills one of his bounties and attempts to repeat the process on him. Once Hex forces Lorraine to show him where his bounty's body is, Lorraine shows him into the mine shaft, where the decaying bodies of all the men—at least [[SerialKiller 15 victims]]--Lorraine has killed are seen.

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* ''WesternAnimation/DCShowcaseCatwoman'': ''[[WesternAnimation/DCShowcaseCatwoman Catwoman]]'': [[BigBad Rough Cut]] is a diamond smuggler who has taken up HumanTrafficking. Kidnapping a dozen women at a time, Rough Cut has them placed in crates and sold into {{slavery|Is A Special Kind Of Evil}}. When his gang abducts [[WouldHurtAChild teenager]] Holly Robinson, her friend Catwoman pursues them. She finds them [[BadPeopleAbuseAnimals trying to kill a cat]] for the jewels on its collar, and ends up chasing them. Rough Cut makes a semi truck crash in the hopes it will kill his enemy, before offering her a 10% cut if she leaves him alone.
* ''WesternAnimation/DCShowcaseJonahHex'': ''[[WesternAnimation/DCShowcaseJonahHex Jonah Hex]]'': [[BigBad Madame Lorraine]] is a [[TheVamp seductress]] who makes a practice of enticing men and luring them into her clutches. Once she has them, Lorraine [[BlackWidow coldly shoots them dead, takes their money]], and has her flunkies dump their bodies in a mine shaft. Lorraine comes into conflict with ComicBook/JonahHex after she kills one of his bounties and attempts to repeat the process on him. Once Hex forces Lorraine to show him where his bounty's body is, Lorraine shows him into the mine shaft, where the decaying bodies of all the men—at least [[SerialKiller 15 victims]]--Lorraine has killed are seen.


* ''WesternAnimation/GreenLanternTheAnimatedSeries'':
** [[NamesToRunAwayFrom Atrocitus]], the BigBad of the first arc, is the leader of the Red Lantern Corps and [[AdaptationalVillainy lacks any of his comic book self's]] [[AntiHero more]] [[NeverHurtAnInnocent redeeming]] [[WellIntentionedExtremist qualities]]. While [[FreudianExcuse he lost his homeworld to the Manhunters]], his obsession with destroying the Guardians of the Universe [[NotSoWellIntentionedExtremist destroyed any noble intentions he may have had]]. Starting the Red Lantern Corps, Atrocitus [[{{Hypocrite}} caused many worlds to be caught in war]], resulting in millions of lives needlessly lost, in order to find new recruits. Seeing Razer's potential being blocked by the love for his wife, Illana, Atrocitus murders her, a fact he eventually reveals this with sadistic glee. Under his orders, the Red Lanterns lure several Frontier Lanterns into traps where they are murdered. When Hal Jordan and Kilowog escape with Frontier Lantern Shyir Rev to his homeworld, Atrocitus proclaims to the inhabitants they are "under the Red Lanterns' protection", which involves handing the Green Lanterns over or he will set off a bomb that will [[EarthShatteringKaboom destroy the planet]]. When they fight back, he allows the detonation to occur, though the people are saved, Shyir Rev sacrifices himself. Attempting to reach Oa to kill the Guardians, he hires Drusa to take control of Aya and board the Intercerptor, he critically injures Salaak and brutalizes Hal before being overpowered and defeated. He makes his return in "Love Is a Battlefield", where he's given a chance at freedom if he can defeat and kill Carol Ferris, [[RevengeByProxy agreeing]] when he learns she's the woman Hal loves. Hal intervenes, though Atrocitus indirectly murders the Star Sapphire Ghia'ta, promising Hal that Carol will be next. Referred to by Aya as the "champion of hate", Atrocitus demonstrates how [[HeWhoFightsMonsters rage and obsession makes one worse than those they fight]].
** The [[AIIsACrapshoot Anti-Monitor]], the next BigBad, is an {{omnicidal|Maniac}} machine obsessed with nothing less than the obliteration of everything in the universe that isn't himself. Built to be a knowledge-gathering robot, the Anti-Monitor quickly realized his superiority to all life in the cosmos, and was banished to another dimension soon after his proclamation to destroy everything in his path. The Anti-Monitor proceeded to turn trillions of planets in this alternate dimension into antimatter which he then consumed to make himself stronger, and, though making a deal with the last remaining planet's population to not consume them should they build him a portal back to his own dimension, the Anti-Monitor drained their sun of nearly all its life before he left, [[ExactWords ensuring that the planet would still die soon after he was gone]]. Once back in his home dimension, the Anti-Monitor reactivates the Manhunter robots across the universe and orders them to kill everything they see, and, when confronted by Hal Jordan, the Anti-Monitor tries to [[ForcedToWatch force him to watch]] as first his friends, then entire worlds, are consumed before him. Even when beaten, the Anti-Monitor desperately tries to strike a deal with Aya to assist her in her plans to destroy reality itself to save his own hide. A megalomaniac who couldn't stand anything living except himself, the Anti-Monitor's narcissism was only matched by his petty {{sadis|t}}m.

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* ''WesternAnimation/GreenLanternTheAnimatedSeries'':
** [[NamesToRunAwayFrom Atrocitus]], the BigBad of the
''WesternAnimation/GreenLanternTheAnimatedSeries'', by first arc, appearance:
** [[SpiderPeople Myglom]], from "Razer's Edge",
is the leader a seemingly moral [[WardensAreEvil warden]] of the Red a Green Lantern Corps prison, but is in actuality a {{sadist}} who masks his villainy as a "rehabilitation program". Myglom subjects dozens of prisoners to a machine that makes them [[MindRape relive their worst memories over and [[AdaptationalVillainy lacks any of his comic book self's]] [[AntiHero more]] [[NeverHurtAnInnocent redeeming]] [[WellIntentionedExtremist qualities]]. While [[FreudianExcuse he lost his homeworld to the Manhunters]], his obsession with destroying the Guardians of the Universe [[NotSoWellIntentionedExtremist destroyed any noble intentions he may have had]]. Starting the Red Lantern Corps, Atrocitus [[{{Hypocrite}} caused many worlds over again]] before webbing them up to be caught in war]], resulting in millions of lives needlessly lost, in order to find new recruits. Seeing Razer's potential being blocked by the love for [[ToServeMan devoured]] at his wife, Illana, Atrocitus murders her, a fact he eventually reveals this with sadistic glee. Under his orders, the Red Lanterns lure several Frontier Lanterns into traps where they are murdered. leisure. When Hal Jordan and Kilowog escape with Frontier deliver the Red Lantern Shyir Rev Razer to his homeworld, Atrocitus proclaims Myglom's prison, Myglom subjects Razer to the inhabitants they are "under same torments of his other prisoners, and when Hal and Kilowog realize Myglom's villainy, he captures them and plans to eat them alive after using his nightmarish machine on them.
** [[PsychopathicManchild Prince Ragnar]], brother of Queen Iolande, is an unfathomably petty, spiteful {{narcissist}}. [[AmbitionIsEvil Craving the power of a Lantern]] so as to rule his world, he poisoned his life-long mentor Dulok to get his Lantern ring and later tried to do the same to Kilowog, believing himself the only one worthy of its power, before attempting to [[SiblingMurder slit his own sister's throat]] to ensure if he couldn't rule, neither could she. In his second appearance, [[ThePowerOfHate Ragnar's rage earns him a place in
the Red Lanterns' protection", which involves handing the Green Lanterns ranks]], taking over or he will set off a bomb that will [[EarthShatteringKaboom destroy his world with them and waging war on any resistance. He would then have the planet]]. When they fight back, he allows the detonation Red Lantern Corps plant a "Liberator" on his world, intending to occur, though the exterminate his own people are saved, Shyir Rev sacrifices himself. Attempting of 2 billion lives, simply to reach Oa to kill the Guardians, he hires Drusa to take control of Aya and board the Intercerptor, he critically injures Salaak and brutalizes Hal before being overpowered and defeated. He makes his return in "Love Is a Battlefield", where he's given a chance at freedom if he can defeat and kill Carol Ferris, [[RevengeByProxy agreeing]] when he learns she's the woman Hal loves. Hal intervenes, though Atrocitus indirectly murders the Star Sapphire Ghia'ta, promising Hal that Carol will be next. Referred to by Aya spite them all for not wanting him as the "champion of hate", Atrocitus demonstrates how [[HeWhoFightsMonsters rage and obsession makes one worse than those they fight]].
a ruler.
** The [[AIIsACrapshoot Anti-Monitor]], the next BigBad, BigBad of the second arc until [[WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds Aya takes over]], is an {{omnicidal|Maniac}} machine obsessed with nothing less than the obliteration of everything in the universe that isn't himself. Built to be a knowledge-gathering robot, the Anti-Monitor quickly realized his superiority to all life in the cosmos, and was banished to another dimension soon after his proclamation to destroy everything in his path. The Anti-Monitor proceeded to turn trillions of planets in this alternate dimension into antimatter AntiMatter which he then consumed to make himself stronger, and, though making a deal with the last remaining planet's population to not consume them should they build him a portal back to his own dimension, the Anti-Monitor drained their sun of nearly all its life before he left, [[ExactWords ensuring that the planet would still die soon after he was gone]]. Once back in his home dimension, the Anti-Monitor reactivates the Manhunter robots across the universe and orders them to kill everything they see, and, when confronted by Hal Jordan, the Anti-Monitor tries to [[ForcedToWatch force him to watch]] as first his friends, then entire worlds, are consumed before him. Even when beaten, the Anti-Monitor desperately tries to strike a deal with Aya to assist her in her plans to destroy reality itself to save his own hide. A megalomaniac who couldn't stand anything living except himself, the Anti-Monitor's narcissism was only matched by his petty {{sadis|t}}m.

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* ''WesternAnimation/HarleyQuinn2019'': ComicBook/TheJoker is Harley's [[DomesticAbuse abusive]] ex-boyfriend. After manipulating her into falling in love with him, the Joker has her act as his partner in crime while putting her life at risk on numerous occasions, such as tricking her into being a [[SuicideAttack suicide bomber]] for Batman, and letting Harley fall into what he believed to be a vat of acid. When Harley breaks up with the Joker when she realizes he never loved her, [[IfICantHaveYou he orders his men to kill her rather than let her leave on her own terms]]. Later, to get back at Harley for causing a request of Joker's to be denied when she joins the Legion of Doom, Joker manipulates Harley into falling for him again by acting like he's became a better person solely to make it hurt Harley more when he pushes her to her near death. He then teams up with ComicBook/TheScarecrow to [[TheStarscream destroy the headquarters of the Legion of Doom]] and kidnap ComicBook/PoisonIvy, draining her of her pheromones to create [[WhenTreesAttack monstrous trees to slaughter Gotham's inhabitants]], and when Ivy manages to destroy them, seemingly kills Ivy right in front of Harley, laughing at her pain. During the climactic confrontation between him and Harley, Joker attempts to completely erase Harley's identity by dropping her in a vat of acid that will [[DeathOfPersonality remove her memories of being Harley Quinn]] knowing that Harley would prefer death over [[FateWorseThanDeath that fate]]. Even when defeated, in one last act of spite, Joker sets off explosives all across Gotham City, completely leveling it to the ground. Despite his moments of silliness, Joker often darkens the mood in an overall comedic show.


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* ''[[WesternAnimation/JusticeLeagueCrisisOnTwoEarths Crisis on Two Earths]]'': [[BigBad Owlman]] was already a criminal and founding member of the Crime Syndicate of America. Upon discovering the existence of the multiverse, Owlman became enraged by the fact that, with every choice a person makes, they create another world in which they made the opposite choice. Determined that his choices had to affect not only his world, but all existence, Owlman journeyed to Earth-Prime, the Earth that supported the existence of all other Earths, planning to [[OmnicidalManiac destroy all reality in a fit of existential angst]]. About as [[ItsAllAboutMe selfish as they come]], Owlman was reviled [[EvenEvilHasStandards even by his compatriots in the CSA]].
* ''[[WesternAnimation/JusticeLeagueDoom Doom]]'': ComicBook/VandalSavage is a conqueror with genocidal plans for Earth. He manages to steal the protocols that Batman designed to defeat the Justice League in case one or more members turn evil. Savage makes these protocols more lethal and sadistic and then uses them to take out the Justice League. After his LegionOfDoom seemingly triumphs over the Justice League, Vandal Savage informs them he plans to TakeOverTheWorld by using a missile that will cause a [[SolarFlareDisaster solar flare]] that will kill half the world's population. This event will also render the rest of the world's population so weak and helpless that they will naturally accept his leadership.

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* ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeagueTheFlashpointParadox'': ComicBook/EobardThawne, aka Professor Zoom, is the [[ArchEnemy Reverse-Flash]] and opposes everything [[Franchise/TheFlash Barry Allen]] stands for. Thawne hires various other Flash villains to break into the Flash museum. Thawne straps bombs to the villains he hired after they defeat Flash, planning to blow up the Flash museum and several surrounding blocks, just so the Flash will be tormented knowing that several innocent people will die with him. After his initial defeat, Thawne mocks Flash over the fact his mother died. After Flash uses his speed to travel back in time and save his mother, [[TimeCrash the world is sent to a twisted alternate state]], in which a war between Atlantis and the Amazons has caused massive devastation. Thawne delights in Barry's agony at the new world and enjoys the carnage as it makes his nemesis suffer. When Barry tries to fix the realities, Thawne tries to stop him, meaning he is willing to cause and allow the deaths of countless innocents, as well as himself, solely [[EvilisPetty to satisfy his hatred of Barry]].
* ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeagueWar'' & ''WesternAnimation/ReignOfTheSupermen'': ComicBook/{{Darkseid}}, Lord of Apokolips, seeks to conquer the Earth and add it to his [[GalacticConqueror dark empire]]. Having many humans abducted to be [[TransformationHorror agonizingly mutated]] into his Parademons, Darkseid launches attacks on the Earth, bombing entire cities before being driven back. Later responsible for [[WesternAnimation/TheDeathOfSuperman unleashing Doomsday to run rampant]] so it will kill Superman, Darkseid killed the wife of Hank Henshaw and corrupted him into the Cyborg Superman, using him to help Darkseid come to Earth where he intends to obliterate Metropolis and then take over the world in bloody conquest.
* ''WesternAnimation/SonOfBatman'' & ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitansTheJudasContract'': [[ProfessionalKiller Slade Wilson]], aka ComicBook/{{Deathstroke}} the Terminator, is a contract killer who'd shown promise to be ComicBook/RasAlGhul's successor as leader of the League of Assassins. Ra's ended up choosing Bruce Wayne as his heir instead, making Slade [[TheStarscream turn on Ra's due to this rejection]] and slaughter many of the group's assassins in his hostile takeover. He manipulated and abused Bruce's son Damian Wayne in order to keep him in line; [[BodyHorror conducted Lazarus Pit experiments to create flying Man-Bat assassins]] which he'd planned on selling off as slave mercenaries; tortured Damian's mother Talia al Ghul and made Damian watch; and attempted to kill the Bat-Family, [[WouldHurtAChild Damian included]]. He is later saved from death and serves Brother Blood as part of a contract to take out the Teen Titans and deliver them to Blood in order to have the young teens drained of their life force, granting Blood their powers. To carry this out, Slade sends Terra Markov, a teenage girl he's raised and groomed to follow in his footsteps, to infiltrate the Titans as TheMole and ultimately betray them over to his side. Damian Wayne gets betrayed and captured ahead of schedule, so Slade wastes no opportunity to beat the crap out of him and attempt to break him as vengeance for costing him the League of Assassins. Slade's made Terra so dependent on him after [[RescueRomance having saved her life that she's developed a romantic attraction to him]], [[MayDecemberRomance a much older man]], and uses this by promising her they can be together once the job is completed. But when he's seemingly killed Nightwing and is told by Brother Blood that he needs a Titan in Nightwing's place to complete the contract and be paid at full price, Slade has zero problem turning Terra over to have her life and power drained, coldly telling her "[[KickTheDog Sorry kid, but a contract is a contract.]]"
* ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeagueThroneOfAtlantis'': [[DragonWithAnAgenda Black Manta]] readily assists [[BigBad Orm]] with his plan to start a war between Atlantis and the rest of the world, by [[FalseFlagOperation slaughtering Atlantean civilians in sea craft that is disguised to look like a US military sub]]. Near the end of the film, Black Manta revealed he has been [[ManipulativeBastard manipulating]] Orm into starting a genocidal war with the surface world, claiming that the war was his idea. Black Manta [[TheStarscream ultimately plans to kill Orm and take the riches of Atlantis for himself]].
* ''WesternAnimation/BatmanBadBlood'': [[ComicBook/RasAlGhul Talia al Ghul]], the new leader of the League of Assassins, is a ControlFreak of the highest order, and TookALevelInJerkass from ''Son of Batman''. Her ultimate plan is is to use Bruce Wayne's technology to brainwash the world leaders attending his tech summit, in order to expand the League of Assassins' influence over the planet. Talia assembles a team of villains under the command of [[TheDragon the Heretic]], the adult clone of her and Bruce's ChildByRape Damian Wayne, and orders them to capture Bruce so [[MindRape his mind could be broken]] with Mad Hatter's machine; Mad Hatter has been forced to cooperate by means of an ExplosiveLeash. Later, Talia sends Heretic to attack Wayne Enterprises in order to steal technology necessary for her plan, near-fatally wounding Lucius Fox in the assault. When Heretic breaks down and begs for Talia to love him as a mother, and wishing to have Damian's memories, she shoots him in the head for disobeying her orders regarding Damian. As the brainwashing is taking place, she orders a mind-controlled Bruce to shoot Dick Grayson and [[OffingTheOffspring their son]] Damian dead, coldly proclaiming that she and Bruce could always "make more".
* ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeagueVsTeenTitans'': [[BigBad Trigon]], the [[ArchnemesisDad father]] of ComicBook/{{Raven}}, is a [[BigRedDevil powerful demon lord]]. Trigon met Raven's mother after she joined a cult that worshiped Trigon, with the cult managing to summon him. Trigon took the form of a handsome man and Raven's mom was taken with him. They retire to the bed chamber for sex, where Trigon reveals his true form and [[RapeIsASpecialKindOfEvil rapes her]]. Raven's mom escapes the cult and seeks protection in the peaceful dimension of Azarath. Raven is born here, but is treated as an outcast due to her demonic heritage. As a teen, Raven becomes curious about her origins and accidentally summons Trigon. Trigon then proceeds to destroy Azarath, killing countless people in the process. Raven manages to seal Trigon in a crystal, but Trigon uses his demon minions to enact a plan to free himself. He uses his demons to possess the Justice League and threatens to murder all of Raven's friends, forcing Raven to free him. After being freed, Trigon [[OmnicidalManiac plans to destroy Earth]], just as he did with Azarath.
* ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeagueDark'': [[BigBad Destiny]] is a [[EvilSorcerer malevolent sorcerer]] with [[AGodAmI a god complex]]. A former man of science, Destiny became consumed by a lust for power and, using a combination of BlackMagic and [[SoulJar his own soul]], created a magical artifact called the Dreamstone, which had the ability to force its victims to live their worst nightmares, often driving them into a murderous rage. Destiny used the Dreamstone to spread fear and chaos across the land until he was defeated by the demon ComicBook/{{Etrigan}} and Myth/{{Merlin}}, but not before he mortally wounded the knight Jason Blood, resulting in him merging with Etrigan to save his life. His physical form destroyed, Destiny's spirit resided in a fragment of the Dreamstone for centuries until it was uncovered by Ritchie Simpson, who was dying of a magical illness. Playing on the man's desperation for immortality, Destiny manipulates Ritchie into spreading the Dreamstone's dark magic across the world, resulting in casualties on a global scale, while Destiny [[EmotionEater fed off of the negative energy]] of the stone's victims. Upon returning to physical form upon the Dreamstone being united, Destiny possesses Ritchie's body and sets off to continue his worldwide conquest. Affecting a nearby city with the Dreamstone's magic to gain power, Destiny causes mass chaos and destruction, and kills Swamp Thing when he attempts to intervene. Even when defeated, Destiny mortally wounds Jason Blood, resulting in the latter's death.
* ''WesternAnimation/ConstantineCityOfDemons'': [[BigBad Nergal]] is a depraved and sadistic demon from Hell. When [[TheProtagonist John Constantine]] summoned him to save the young Astra from being sacrificed by her father Alex Logue, Nergal not only killed the latter and his followers but then slaughtered the people at the club before tossing Astra into a portal to Hell for nothing but [[ForTheEvulz his own enjoyment]]. Unsatisfied with his work in Hell, Nergal, under the identity of Beroul, settles in Los Angeles to run his own hellish dimension where the damned souls are tortured and gruesomely executed in various ways by demons. He gets his supply of souls from comatose patients in hospitals. He's also a [[ToServeMan man-eater]] who regularly bathes in a pool of liquefied human bodies. The demon abducts the soul of the young Trish Chandler, keeping it inside his own body in order to compel John into getting rid of his five demonic rivals. After John fulfills his demand, Nergal [[ILied doesn't keep his words]] and keeps Trish as a bargaining chip to force the man into working for him. When John turns against him, Nergal strangles Chas Chandler and gloats about his ill intentions for Trish.
* ''WesternAnimation/WonderWomanBloodlines'': {{Medusa}}, upon being freed, murders Dr. Cyber and then [[LiterallyShatteredLives kills Dr. Poison]] before using Poison's serum to strengthen herself. Going on a [[SpreeKiller killing spree]], Medusa [[TakenForGranite petrifies]] and slaughters Amazons, proclaiming her intent to exterminate all of Themyscira, threatening to torture Hippolyta to death before trying to kill Diana in front of her people.




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* ''WesternAnimation/AllStarSuperman'': [[RoboticPsychopath Solaris the Tyrant Sun]] is a gigantic computer that wanders the cosmos, consuming stars for fuel and leaving the inhabited planets to die. Contacted by ComicBook/LexLuthor to assist him in his master plan to defeat a dying Superman, Solaris turns the Sun red in an attempt to depower the Man of Steel. Supes counteracts this and leads an army of sapient robots to battle Solaris, but he destroys the army in one blast before announcing his plan to [[TheStarscream betray Luthor]], consume the Sun and force the Earthlings to [[AGodAmI worship him as a deity]] or freeze to death in eternal darkness. Superman then tries to feed the Tyrant Sun to a Sun-Eater, but Solaris destroys it. Before Superman destroys the mad machine, Solaris turns the Sun blue [[TakingYouWithMe to spite Superman by destroying his people]].
* ''WesternAnimation/BatmanGothamByGaslight'': UsefulNotes/JackTheRipper—in reality Commissioner James Gordon--is a psychotic KnightTemplar and SerialKiller who believes in ridding Gotham of the "filth" of the streets, especially [[HeManWomanHater women]]. Kicking off a murder spree where he hunts down and slaughters numerous innocent women on the streets, the Ripper later tracks down and kills the kindhearted nun Sister Leslie. When he learns Dr. Hugo Strange has discovered his identity, the Ripper ambushes Strange and throws him to his own asylum's patients, who tear Strange apart. The Ripper then murders an old woman to frame Bruce Wayne for his crimes, and when Selina Kyle tries to prove his innocence, the Ripper targets her as well. The Ripper even regularly tortures his wife by burning the latter to "burn the sin away", until the latter has been utterly DrivenToMadness. Utterly consumed by misogynistic fervor and a fanatic devotion to bloodshed, the Ripper showcases the true evil on Gotham's streets hiding within a human being.
* ''WesternAnimation/BatmanUnderTheRedHood'': ComicBook/TheJoker opens up the film by brutally beating the young Jason Todd, the second ComicBook/{{Robin}}, to a bloody pulp with a {{crowbar|Combatant}}, before leaving him to die in an explosion he sets off. After Joker is released by a reluctant Black Mask from Arkham Asylum to kill Red Hood, Joker demonstrates his random violence by [[SlashedThroat slitting the throat]] of one of his guards and shooting the other four dead, and soon after backstabs Black Mask by gagging him and the members of both his and Red Hood's gang, intending to [[ManOnFire burn them all alive]] for the purpose of getting Red Hood's attention. Once it's revealed Red Hood is in fact a resurrected Jason Todd and Batman turns the tides against Red Hood in the final confrontation, Joker tries to pin Batman down for the purpose of dying with both his arch-rival and Red Hood in an exploding building, absolutely ecstatic that he gets to die getting everything he wants.
* ''WesternAnimation/GreenLanternEmeraldKnights'': [[NamesToRunAwayFrom Atrocitus]] is a terrorist who has been imprisoned on an abandoned world for 700 years. Killing the first person who crash lands there, he commences a killing spree of [[SpacePolice Green Lanterns]] by making them overuse their [[GreenLanternRing power rings]] so he can butcher them at his leisure. When his fourth target, [[TheHero Abin Sur]], manages to defeat Atrocitus, Atrocitus tries to smash the Lantern's power battery to [[TakingYouWithMe take the planet with him]]. After Atrocitus is captured, he tries to break Abin Sur by prophesying his best friend's fall to evil.
* ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeagueGodsAndMonsters Chronicles'': [[AxCrazy Harley Quinn]], as she appears in the "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IMyiv4DntVA Twisted]]" short, stands in [[AdaptationalVillainy stark contrast]] to her mainstream portrayal. A psychopathic SerialKiller, Harley Quinn abducts civilians before mutilating and killing them, making "toys" out of their mangled corpses. When Batman rescues a teenage girl Harley kidnapped, she tries to kill them both. During their fight, Batman comes across a makeshift "family" of the people Harley has murdered, including [[WouldHurtAChild a young boy]].
* ''WesternAnimation/SupermanDoomsday'': [[PsychopathicManchild Toyman]] is a criminal with an unhealthy obsession with children who views the entire world as his plaything. Taking advantage of Superman's death, Toyman uses a [[SpiderTank giant robot spider]] to rob banks, then uses the robot to take a [[BusFullOfInnocents school bus full of children hostage]], threatening to [[WouldHurtAChild drop the bus off a building]] if the cops don't let him keep the money. ComicBook/LoisLane manages to save most of the kids, but a robot toy on the bus prevents her and one of the children from leaving. Seeing that most of the children he kidnapped have escaped, Toyman attacks Lois and the child. Toyman's robot throws the bus off the building with Lois and the child on board before being captured. Toyman quickly escapes from the police and attacks a day care center, where he kills a four-year-old.
* ''WesternAnimation/SupermanUnbound'': ComicBook/{{Brainiac}}, a ControlFreak and genocidal psychopath on a galactic scale, seeks knowledge and feels the best to do that is to shrink and then steal a major city from a planet and then [[EarthShatteringKaboom destroy the planet]]. He stole Kandor from Krypton, not bothering to blow up Krypton because he knew that Krypton would soon be destroyed by natural causes. Then he attacks another planet, again shrinking and stealing a city and then uses a device that causes the planet's Sun to go Nova, thus killing the remaining inhabitants on the planet. Brainiac also sends his drones to the planets he is attacking and the drones proceed to kill random inhabitants of the planet. He later steals Metropolis and tries to destroy Earth in a similar manner. He also tortures Superman for information and tries to experiment on ComicBook/{{Supergirl}}.
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* ''WesternAnimation/DCShowcaseCatwoman'': [[BigBad Rough Cut]] is a diamond smuggler who has taken up HumanTrafficking. Kidnapping a dozen women at a time, Rough Cut has them placed in crates and sold into {{slavery|Is A Special Kind Of Evil}}. When his gang abducts [[WouldHurtAChild teenager]] Holly Robinson, her friend Catwoman pursues them. She finds them [[BadPeopleAbuseAnimals trying to kill a cat]] for the jewels on its collar, and ends up chasing them. Rough Cut makes a semi truck crash in the hopes it will kill his enemy, before offering her a 10% cut if she leaves him alone.
* ''WesternAnimation/DCShowcaseJonahHex'': [[BigBad Madame Lorraine]] is a [[TheVamp seductress]] who makes a practice of enticing men and luring them into her clutches. Once she has them, Lorraine [[BlackWidow coldly shoots them dead, takes their money]], and has her flunkies dump their bodies in a mine shaft. Lorraine comes into conflict with ComicBook/JonahHex after she kills one of his bounties and attempts to repeat the process on him. Once Hex forces Lorraine to show him where his bounty's body is, Lorraine shows him into the mine shaft, where the decaying bodies of all the men—at least [[SerialKiller 15 victims]]--Lorraine has killed are seen.
* ''WesternAnimation/SupermanShazamTheReturnOfBlackAdam'': ComicBook/BlackAdam is presented here [[AdaptationalVillainy without any of his more redeemable traits]]. Once chosen as the Earth's savior, Adam's [[FaceHeelTurn power consumed him]] to the point where [[AGodAmI he considered himself nothing less than a god]], forcing Shazam to cast him out in a far point in space. Upon coming to Earth, the very first thing Adam does is redirect his impact path into an inhabited parking lot, before seeking out and intending to kill ComicBook/{{Shazam}}'s next candidate, the young Billy Batson. Throughout his appearance, Adam shows glorification in exercising his own power over living beings, attempting to flood all of Fawcett City as a distraction and taking a hostage to force Billy to depower himself--later trying to kill the hostage anyways--while relating his supremacist philosophies to Billy. Once he's beaten, Adam contents himself with smugly trying to goad Billy into killing him. Adam would willingly hurt anyone and anything so long as the result would be to his benefit.

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* ''WesternAnimation/TheBatman'':
** ComicBook/TheJoker was once a man who wanted to make people laugh, but after he fell into a vat of chemicals, he became an insane, murderous MonsterClown and Batman's ArchEnemy. Devoid of any empathy, Joker commits crimes he views as "jokes" at the expense of Gotham. Terrible things he's done include poisoning people with his deadly laughing gas; putting people in various death traps; [[MindRape torturing Detective Ethan Bennett for hours]] and causing Bennett's mutation into Clayface; impersonating Batman and gassing people for minor crimes; using Bane's venom to go on a rampage; [[WouldHurtAChild attempting to drop a teenage boy into a vat of chemicals]]; frequently mistreating his henchmen and his girlfriend Harley Quinn, as well as abandoning them to be arrested or even to die; and filling the abandoned tunnels and mine shafts beneath Gotham with miles of dynamite to collapse the city to oblivion.
** [[MadDoctor Professor Hugo Strange]] is an [[PsychoPsychologist amoral psychiatrist]] who slowly graduates to one of the most wicked villains Batman ever faced. His stint as a psychiatrist ending after he toyed with his patients' well-being just out of curiosity, notably curing Arnold Wesker of his split personality Scarface only to break his mind again, Strange became a full-fledged supervillain when he infected Batman with a hallucinogen that made him attempt to transform the entire population of Gotham into zombies under Strange's control. In his grandest moment of depravity, Strange allies himself with the alien race known as the Joining, selling out humanity to be destroyed by the Joining and assisting the aliens in incapacitating the ComicBook/JusticeLeague, all for nothing more than the promise of ultimate knowledge of the universe.
* ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheBraveAndTheBold'':
** Psycho Pirate from season 1's "Inside the Outsiders!" is a {{sadist}}ic supervillain who increases his own strength by [[EmotionEater feeding off the negative emotions of others]], which leads to their minds being destroyed. Kidnapping three teenage superheroes, the Outsiders, for this very purpose, Psycho Pirate uses a dream machine to invade their minds and [[MindRape mentally torture them]] with their worst fears and angers. Attacking Katana's mind first, Psycho Pirate forces her to relive her master's death, then tries to manipulate her into striking down her master's killer in her rage, and later tries to trick Black Lightning into showing the same hate and prejudice toward others that people have often shown him. When Batman saves the two kids, Psycho Pirate invades Metamorpho's mind, convinces him his friends have turned against him, then has him try to kill them. After Batman seemingly saves the Outsiders, Psycho Pirate tries one last time to torture Batman by assaulting his mind with the dream that the Outsiders were painfully killed by Pirate, attempting to force Batman to give into his hatred for the villain. Though only appearing in one episode, Psycho Pirate's sadism, [[WouldHurtAChild victim choice]], and powers themselves made him stick out as one of the truly monstrous characters in the series, being such a vile being that he is one of the few people Batman shows nothing but disgust and contempt for.
** Chun Yull, known exclusively as [[EgomaniacHunter the Faceless Hunter]], is the TheHeavy of season 2's Starro Invasion Arc. Originally from the Saturnian moon Klaramar, the Hunter was an outcast among his people for being a violent hunter, and in retaliation, the Hunter made a deal with the planet-devouring being [[EldritchAbomination Starro]] to destroy his homeworld in exchange for being Starro's herald. Spending the following years mind controlling the populations of entire planets then offering them up for Starro to devour, the Hunter arrives on Earth to continue his work; however, he is forced to flee when the heroes of the Earth destroy Starro. Kidnapping the hero B'Wana Beast, the Hunter painfully forces him to use his powers to create a monstrous creature the Hunter plans to use to destroy the Earth, before moving on to [[OmnicidalManiac the rest of the universe]]. Though the Hunter is beaten, B'Wana Beast is forced to sacrifice himself to save the Earth from the Hunter's machinations. Cruel and homicidal for no defined reason, the Faceless Hunter stood out as a [[VileVillainSaccharineShow surprisingly dark villain for this fairly lighthearted series]].
* ''WesternAnimation/BatmanVsTheTeenageMutantNinjaTurtles'': [[ImmortalitySeeker Shredder]] and ComicBook/RasAlGhul are the [[BigBadDuumvirate leaders]] of the Foot Clan and League of Assassins, respectively, who struck a deal in the past. Shredder would help Ra's build a machine, capable of spreading dangerous mutagen across Gotham City, while Ra's in return would provide Shredder with the location of the Lazarus Pit, which would grant Shredder immortality. Shredder, invading various corporations and killing the staff who happened to be there and stealing technology, was able to nearly complete the machine, only failing to acquire the Cloud Seeder. Hearing about the failure, Ra's Al Ghul changed their plans and took Shredder with him to invade Arkham Asylum, killing all the guards there and freeing prisoners, but not before taking the formula for Joker Venom from ComicBook/TheJoker and giving him mutagen, so that he could mutate the inmates to distract Batman and the Turtles. After Ra's hired ComicBook/ThePenguin to steal the Cloud Seeder, he and Shredder take it away, killing all of Penguin's henchmen and threatening to kill him as well when he demanded a payment. Hoping to combine Joker Venom with mutagen and create a [[PsychoSerum far more dangerous virus]], that would not only painfully mutate people, but make them [[HatePlague homicidal and extremely aggressive]], Ra's and Shredder prepare to spread this to thousands of citizens of Gotham, to create chaos and destruction, before repeating this process around the world.
* ''WesternAnimation/BewareTheBatman'': ComicBook/{{Anarky}}, Batman's ArchEnemy, is [[AdaptationalVillainy a far cry]] from his comic version. An utter madman who views himself and Batman as two kings on a chess board, one representing order and peace, the other [[AnarchyIsChaos chaos and destruction]], Anarky commits all of his crimes out of [[FameThroughInfamy a pathological love for attention]] and [[CardCarryingVillain a sheer enjoyment of being evil]]. In his first appearance, Anarky grants two petty crooks high-tech weaponry before sending them on a rampage through Gotham, after which he rigs two gondolas filled with people to explode unless Batman can stop them in time. Later, Anarky pits Batman and the League of Assassins against each other as part of a plan to unleash a lethal plague onto all of Gotham, and attempts to bomb a populated park filled with police officers while trying to frame Batman. At the end of the series, Anarky makes [[TheCorrupter corrupting]] District Attorney [[ComicBook/TwoFace Harvey Dent]] into evil his personal pet project, and successfully drives Dent to institute martial law in Gotham while threatening the lives of all those who stand in his way. In the sequel tie-in comic, Anarky unlocks every door in Gotham City for a single night, then tries to spur all of the citizens into a panic-induced riot that he hopes will tear Gotham apart in the ultimate display of chaos. Though [[SoftSpokenSadist soft-spoken]] and [[FauxAffablyEvil eerily polite]], Anarky is the most wicked foe Batman faced in the series, having no empathy, no mercy, and no motive at all except his basic whims.
* ''WesternAnimation/Gen13TheMovie'': [[BigBad Ivana Baiul]] is the [[EvilTeacher headmaster]] of an academy that invites what it considers the best and brightest into its ranks. However Baiul [[WouldHurtAChild knocks out the students and performs dangerous experiments on them]] every night, hoping to give them superpowers and create an army of {{Super Soldier}}s, that she will use to overthrow the US government. When one of them, Caitlin Fairchild, develops super powers, Baiul wants her taken, either dead or alive, so she can run more experiments to create more superpowered beings. Baiul captures Fairchild's friends and has them tortured. When military aircraft arrive to investigate her base, Baiul orders them to be shot down. After the military forces get through her defenses, Baiul orders one of her troops to blow up the base. When he refuses, noting it would kill several of their own men in the process, [[BadBoss Baiul]] kills him and activates the bombs after she escapes. Baiul's main henchman, Matthew Callaghan, believes the government killed his parents, but at the end of the film it is revealed that Baiul herself experimented on and killed his parents.
* ''WesternAnimation/GreenLanternTheAnimatedSeries'':
** [[NamesToRunAwayFrom Atrocitus]], the BigBad of the first arc, is the leader of the Red Lantern Corps and [[AdaptationalVillainy lacks any of his comic book self's]] [[AntiHero more]] [[NeverHurtAnInnocent redeeming]] [[WellIntentionedExtremist qualities]]. While [[FreudianExcuse he lost his homeworld to the Manhunters]], his obsession with destroying the Guardians of the Universe [[NotSoWellIntentionedExtremist destroyed any noble intentions he may have had]]. Starting the Red Lantern Corps, Atrocitus [[{{Hypocrite}} caused many worlds to be caught in war]], resulting in millions of lives needlessly lost, in order to find new recruits. Seeing Razer's potential being blocked by the love for his wife, Illana, Atrocitus murders her, a fact he eventually reveals this with sadistic glee. Under his orders, the Red Lanterns lure several Frontier Lanterns into traps where they are murdered. When Hal Jordan and Kilowog escape with Frontier Lantern Shyir Rev to his homeworld, Atrocitus proclaims to the inhabitants they are "under the Red Lanterns' protection", which involves handing the Green Lanterns over or he will set off a bomb that will [[EarthShatteringKaboom destroy the planet]]. When they fight back, he allows the detonation to occur, though the people are saved, Shyir Rev sacrifices himself. Attempting to reach Oa to kill the Guardians, he hires Drusa to take control of Aya and board the Intercerptor, he critically injures Salaak and brutalizes Hal before being overpowered and defeated. He makes his return in "Love Is a Battlefield", where he's given a chance at freedom if he can defeat and kill Carol Ferris, [[RevengeByProxy agreeing]] when he learns she's the woman Hal loves. Hal intervenes, though Atrocitus indirectly murders the Star Sapphire Ghia'ta, promising Hal that Carol will be next. Referred to by Aya as the "champion of hate", Atrocitus demonstrates how [[HeWhoFightsMonsters rage and obsession makes one worse than those they fight]].
** The [[AIIsACrapshoot Anti-Monitor]], the next BigBad, is an {{omnicidal|Maniac}} machine obsessed with nothing less than the obliteration of everything in the universe that isn't himself. Built to be a knowledge-gathering robot, the Anti-Monitor quickly realized his superiority to all life in the cosmos, and was banished to another dimension soon after his proclamation to destroy everything in his path. The Anti-Monitor proceeded to turn trillions of planets in this alternate dimension into antimatter which he then consumed to make himself stronger, and, though making a deal with the last remaining planet's population to not consume them should they build him a portal back to his own dimension, the Anti-Monitor drained their sun of nearly all its life before he left, [[ExactWords ensuring that the planet would still die soon after he was gone]]. Once back in his home dimension, the Anti-Monitor reactivates the Manhunter robots across the universe and orders them to kill everything they see, and, when confronted by Hal Jordan, the Anti-Monitor tries to [[ForcedToWatch force him to watch]] as first his friends, then entire worlds, are consumed before him. Even when beaten, the Anti-Monitor desperately tries to strike a deal with Aya to assist her in her plans to destroy reality itself to save his own hide. A megalomaniac who couldn't stand anything living except himself, the Anti-Monitor's narcissism was only matched by his petty {{sadis|t}}m.
* ''WesternAnimation/HarleyQuinn2019'': ComicBook/TheJoker is Harley's [[DomesticAbuse abusive]] ex-boyfriend. After manipulating her into falling in love with him, the Joker has her act as his partner in crime while putting her life at risk on numerous occasions, such as tricking her into being a [[SuicideAttack suicide bomber]] for Batman, and letting Harley fall into what he believed to be a vat of acid. When Harley breaks up with the Joker when she realizes he never loved her, [[IfICantHaveYou he orders his men to kill her rather than let her leave on her own terms]]. Later, to get back at Harley for causing a request of Joker's to be denied when she joins the Legion of Doom, Joker manipulates Harley into falling for him again by acting like he's became a better person solely to make it hurt Harley more when he pushes her to her near death. He then teams up with ComicBook/TheScarecrow to [[TheStarscream destroy the headquarters of the Legion of Doom]] and kidnap ComicBook/PoisonIvy, draining her of her pheromones to create [[WhenTreesAttack monstrous trees to slaughter Gotham's inhabitants]], and when Ivy manages to destroy them, seemingly kills Ivy right in front of Harley, laughing at her pain. During the climactic confrontation between him and Harley, Joker attempts to completely erase Harley's identity by dropping her in a vat of acid that will [[DeathOfPersonality remove her memories of being Harley Quinn]] knowing that Harley would prefer death over [[FateWorseThanDeath that fate]]. Even when defeated, in one last act of spite, Joker sets off explosives all across Gotham City, completely leveling it to the ground. Despite his moments of silliness, Joker often darkens the mood in an overall comedic show.
* ''WesternAnimation/LegionOfSuperHeroes'': ComicBook/{{Brainiac}} 1.0 was a menace from the past who quickly became one of the most dangerous foes the Legion has ever faced. Brainiac 1.0 was introduced in a flashback, where he shrinks and steals the city of Kandor from Krypton. Within Kandor was a power source that was stabilizing Krypton, but with this power source gone Krypton was soon destroyed. Brainiac 1.0 himself was destroyed long ago, but [[EnemyWithin his programming resided within Brainiac 5]], cut off from the other systems, waiting for a chance to be released. This chance came when Brainiac 5 accessed Brainiac 1.0's programming to gain knowledge to defeat Imperiex. Though Brainiac 1.0's knowledge was useful in defeating Imperiex, every time he used it Brainiac 1.0 was able to gain more control. Brainiac 1.0 slowly [[TheCorrupter corrupted]] Brainiac 5, until eventually he [[GrandTheftMe took control of Brainiac 5's body]]. Then Brainiac quickly [[TheStarscream betrays Imperiex]]--who had [[UngratefulBastard helped Brainiac 1.0 take over Brainiac 5's body]]--[[YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness killing him because he was no longer useful to him]]. Brainiac then proceeds with his plan to bring the entire universe under his control, [[OmnicidalManiac by transforming all living beings in the universe into streams of data]]. After digitizing some planets, Brainiac returns to his home planet Colu and reprograms all the inhabitants there to serve as his army and aid in his quest to digitize the universe.
* ''WesternAnimation/RubySpearsSuperman'':
** Chilton Bone, from "Bonechill", was a former university professor fired for spreading his theories on the occult. Bone steals the Talisman of Olaf from the university and transforms himself into a ghoul named [[{{Necromancer}} Bonechill]] who can create monsters. Bonechill creates monsters and sends them to kill some university students who could identify him. Bonechill also kidnaps the Daily Planet staff and puts them into death traps inspired by Creator/EdgarAllanPoe after they try to investigate him. Bonechill's end game is to create an army of monsters and have them destroy the university, attempting to kill everyone on the campus.
** Dealmaker, from "The Last Time I Saw Earth", is an intergalactic criminal who hires a BountyHunter named Starrok to steal a NASA shuttle, with Lois Lane and Jimmy Olsen on board. Starrok takes Lois, Jimmy and the rest of the crew to meet Dealmaker at a city he rules over. Dealmaker [[FauxAffablyEvil seems pleasant at first]], offering them a feast to eat, but after the feast, he imprisons them in capsules and has his scientists study them. Dealmaker reveals that he is going to sell the Earth to some aliens who will become immortal if they devour humans. When Superman comes to rescue everyone, Dealmaker fills the capsules with [[DeadlyGas poison gas]].
* ''WesternAnimation/SupermanBrainiacAttacks'': ComicBook/{{Brainiac}} is an alien [[RoboticPsychopath android]] who desires to conquer Earth and drive humanity back to the dark ages. After failing to kill Superman and having his entire body, aside from one chip, destroyed, Brainiac uses ComicBook/LexLuthor to rebuild himself in a new more powerful body. Tracking down Superman on his date with Lois Lane, Brainiac attacks him in the middle of Metropolis, endangering countless numbers of innocent people in his quest to destroy his hated nemesis. After Superman's apparent death, Brainiac takes over Metropolis, causing more death and destruction. When Superman was revealed to be alive and starts to fight him, Brainiac deliberately targets hundreds of innocent bystanders to gain the edge over Superman in a fight. When the fight started taking too long, a frustrated Brainiac attempts to overload a nuclear reactor near the city to cause a giant explosion. When Superman defeats him, Brainiac follows him to the hospital and smashes the cure for the deathly sick Lois, simply out of spite.
* ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitans'': While LighterAndSofter than [[ComicBook/TeenTitans the comic]], whenever [[VileVillainSaccharineShow these two]] show up, the tone [[KnightOfCerebus darkens significantly]].
** [[TheChessmaster Slade]]--never called "ComicBook/{{Deathstroke}}" here--was a cold, [[ManipulativeBastard manipulative]] criminal [[DiabolicalMastermind mastermind]]. Slade's main goal throughout the series was to find himself an apprentice whom he could mold into being just as cruel and ruthless as he was. First targeting Robin, Slade came up with various schemes to test the Boy Wonder's mettle before finally infecting Robin's friends with nanobots that would destroy them from the inside out should Robin not follow Slade's every command. When his plans for Robin were thwarted, Slade next turned his attention to Terra. Taking advantage of her status as an outsider who would never be accepted because of her destructive powers, Slade manipulated her into joining and befriending the Titans, betraying them and finally trying to kill them. After Terra finds herself in over her head while fighting the Titans and retreats, Slade [[WouldHitAGirl physically abuses her]] for defying his orders. When Terra tries to quit her apprenticeship, Slade reveals that the suit he gave her to enhance her powers also gave him [[PeoplePuppets complete control over her body]] and vowed that he would never let her go. Though Slade dies when Terra rebels against him, he is eventually resurrected by the demonic OmnicidalManiac, Trigon, to act as the demon's [[TheDragon dragon]]. Slade took a vicious pleasure in his work towards ensuring the apocalypse, [[MindRape mind raping]] Raven with visions of her destiny as the AntiChrist and selling out all of humanity to Trigon in exchange for Trigon giving him back his soul. Even when Slade rebels against Trigon, it isn't out of altruism, but because Trigon refused to honor their bargain.
** [[BigRedDevil Trigon the Terrible]] himself, [[ArchnemesisDad father]] of ComicBook/{{Raven}}, had conceived her solely to serve as a HumanSacrifice to become his portal into the realm of mortals so that he could destroy the Earth and all life on it, just as he did to Raven's homeworld of Azarath; Raven has been repressing her powers and emotions in order to avoid letting this come to pass. After Slade died in season 2, Trigon rescued him from Purgatory and offered him his life back were he to serve him in bringing Raven to her destiny. Trigon later comes to Raven in a vision, [[AbusiveParents emotionally abusing her]] and cruelly attempts to break her will so that she submits to his demands of her. When Slade asks for his promised payment, Trigon calls the deal off because, thanks to Trigon's own manipulations, Raven had come to him willingly [[ExactWords rather than Slade delivering her to him]], and Trigon attempts to incinerate Slade on the spot. Trigon then destroys the world immediately as he arrives, turning all mortal life to [[TakenForGranite stone]] and creating a HellOnEarth for him to reign over. He then plots to [[OmnicidalManiac expand this destruction to all worlds in the dimension so that he could conquer the universe]] and all would worship him as a deity, and when the Titans fight back, he not only brings out their own dark sides to torment them for his amusement, but he tries to [[OffingTheOffspring murder his daughter]], whom he openly deems to be worthless.
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Vixen}}'': [[ScaryBlackMan Benatu Eshu]] is a ruthless Zambesi warlord and season 2's BigBad. Desiring the Totems of Zambesi, Eshu led a raid on [[TheHero Mari]]'s village when she was an infant, massacring scores of innocents, upon learning that the village possessed the Anansi Amulet; among those killed was [[YouKilledMyFather Mari's father]], who Eshu callously executed when he attempted to stand against the [[AxCrazy madman]]. In the present, Eshu arrives in Detroit under the guise of an ambassador and continues his quests to find the totems. To achieve his goals, Eshu bribes a thief into stealing the Fire Totem for him, then [[YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness promptly kills the man once he's no longer of any use]]. With the Fire Totem in his possession, Eshu attempts to kill Mari to steal the Anansi Amulet. Failing in this, Eshu goes on a city-wide rampage in a fit of homicidal rage, [[PlayingWithFire burning down]] a massive portion of Detroit in an effort to draw Mari out. When Mari and her allies attempt to stop him, Eshu incinerates Mari's sister Kuasa right before her eyes before trying to kill Mari herself. Even when [[BroughtDownToBadass he is stripped of the power of the Fire Totem]], Eshu continues his attempt to murder Mari in order to steal her amulet and harness its powers for his own purposes.
* ''WesternAnimation/YoungJustice'':
** [[TheEvilPrince Orm the Ocean Master]], first appearing in season 1, is the [[CainAndAbel treacherous younger brother]] of Aquaman, King of Atlantis. Masquerading as a loyal brother and supporter of the crown, Orm participates in the evil activities of the council known as the Light, while attempting to seize Atlantis. Using a racist group of Atlanteans known as [[FantasticRacism the Purifiers]] against the "impure" Atlanteans, Orm attempts to inspire them to wipe out anyone they deem as impure, knowing it will cause a civil war, after which he will take over what’s left. He also kidnaps his sister-in-law Mera and tries to drain her powers, slowly killing her, despite knowing well that she is pregnant. After the attempted genocide and civil war fail, Orm is eventually exposed and imprisoned for six years until he escapes. [[Recap/YoungJusticeS3E9HomeFires Seeking revenge]], Orm intends to enact the "nuclear option": finding where the heroes' loved ones have their play dates, Orm waits until 18 of them have arrived, including [[WouldHurtAChild babies and children]] alike, before planning to blow the house up and kill them all solely out of spite for being deservedly punished for his crimes.
** [[AristocratsAreEvil Count Werner Vertigo]] is always second in line to the throne of Vlatava. Having [[SiblingMurder murdered his brother]], Vertigo also assists the Injustice League in destruction to gain a hefty ransom with no regard for the lives of the innocents in the cities he would see leveled. [[WouldHurtAChild Trying to murder]] his 10-year-old [[EvilUncle niece]] Queen Perdita, Vertigo is eventually bested, only to later return as a major figure in the [[SuperhumanTrafficking Bedlam Syndicate]]. Vertigo happily captures teenagers with the metagene, subjecting them to experimentation with a massive fatality rate, all to eventually take the throne of Vlatava, whoever he needs to murder along the way.
** [[KnightOfCerebus Frederick DeLamb]], from [[WesternAnimation/YoungJusticeRevivalSeries season 3]], is the security chief and brother to the Queen of Markovia; he is also secretly [[AristocratsAreEvil Baron Bedlam]], leader of the heinous Bedlam Syndicate. Bedlam masterminds the capture and [[SuperhumanTrafficking trafficking]] of countless young metahuman children and teenagers, having them tortuously experimented on and drowning them in a thick tar of his own creation to awaken their metagene. Killing enough of them to warrant regular mass burials of failed experiments, those who do survive are mutated and auctioned off as living weapons to the highest bidder. In his own grab for power in Markovia, Bedlam has his own sister and the King assassinated before killing the Quraci assassin himself, throwing pressure onto the Quraci populace as a convenient excuse to screen for more metagenes. [[EvilUncle Bedlam even has his own niece and nephew]], Tara and Brion Markov, subjected to the experiments, mocking them later for how he's orphaned them. Bedlam attempts a coup in the season 3 finale, attempting to have his nephew Gregor's loyalists killed while snidely vowing never to stop trying to kill his family and take Markovia's throne-—a sentiment that prompts Brion to kill him.
** [[FauxAffablyEvil Granny Goodness]], aka Gretchen Goode, from [[WesternAnimation/YoungJusticeRevivalSeries season 3]], is one of ComicBook/{{Darkseid}}'s most powerful followers and a savage sadist underneath her kindly, grandmotherly facade. With a love of "discipline," Granny [[BadBoss abuses and tortures her followers]], conditioning them by forcing them to bear the conditions of her agonizing X-Pits, while operating a massive [[SuperhumanTrafficking trafficking]] business that steals hundreds of young metahumans across the universe to be twisted into slaves for Darkseid. Gretchen uses her persona as Gretchen Goode to further this agenda on Earth by peddling a series of VR goggles that scan wearers for the metagene, repeatedly attempting to torture and break the heroes with a pleasant, cheery smile. Granny, upon discovering Halo is the living personification of the Anti-Life equation, attempts to use her to spread Anti-Life all across the universe, horribly killing off all non-meta life and utterly enslaving the metahuman survivors to Darkseid's will.
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* ''WesternAnimation/HarleyQuinn2019'': ComicBook/TheJoker is Harley's [[DomesticAbuse abusive]] ex-boyfriend. After manipulating her into falling in love with him, the Joker has her act as his partner in crime while putting her life at risk on numerous occasions, such as tricking her into being a [[SuicideAttack suicide bomber]] for Batman, and letting Harley fall into what he believed to be a vat of acid. When Harley breaks up with the Joker when she realizes he never loved her, [[IfICantHaveYou he orders his men to kill her rather than let her leave on her own terms]]. Later, to get back at Harley for causing a request of Joker's to be denied when she joins the Legion of Doom, Joker manipulates Harley into falling for him again by acting like he's became a better person solely to make it hurt Harley more when he pushes her to her near death. He then teams up with ComicBook/TheScarecrow to [[TheStarscream destroy the headquarters of the Legion of Doom]] and kidnap ComicBook/PoisonIvy, draining her of her pheromones to create [[WhenTreesAttack monstrous trees to slaughter Gotham's inhabitants]], and when Ivy manages to destroy them, seemingly kills Ivy right in front of Harley, laughing at her pain. During the climactic confrontation between him and Harley, Joker attempts to completely erase Harley's identity by dropping her in a vat of acid that will [[DeathOfPersonality remove her memories of being Harley Quinn]] knowing that Harley would prefer death over [[FateWorseThanDeath that fate]]. Even when defeated, in one last act of spite, Joker sets off explosives all across Gotham City, completely leveling it to the ground. Despite his moments of silliness, Joker often darkens the mood in an overall comedic show.


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* ''WesternAnimation/BatmanBeyond'':
** [[CorruptCorporateExecutive Derek Powers]], aka [[WalkingWasteland Blight]], is the ArchEnemy of Terry [=McGinnis=], the new Batman. Seizing control of Wayne Enterprises and using it for illegal operations, he developed a chemical weapon for terrorists that an employee named Harry Tully leaked to Terry's father, Warren. Powers purposefully infected Harry Tully, later showing the Kaznian diplomat who bought the shipment [[BodyHorror Tully's gradual death at the hands of said chemical]]. Powers had his right-hand man murder Warren and frame The Jokerz. Infected by the chemical, he was saved but [[PoisonousPerson mutated by the radiation used]], driving him insane in the process. Other crimes include committing industrial sabotage; hiring supervillain Shriek to murder Bruce Wayne then try to drive him insane; exiling his own son; polluting the ocean by dumping radioactive waste into it; and experimenting on, then later killing, Mr. Freeze. When his illegal dealings and mutations are publicly exposed, he goes into hiding, later attempting to [[OffingTheOffspring murder]] his treacherous son and Batman before seemingly getting killed. A sociopath motivated by greed, power and wealth, Derek Powers was such a monster before becoming Blight that when Batman used YouKilledMyFather as a hint to his identity, he snarls at "[[ButForMeItWasTuesday how little that narrows it down]]".
** [[ComicBook/BatmanBeyond Comic Book]] (besides [[ComicBook/TheNew52FuturesEnd Brother Eye]]): [[AxCrazy Douglas Tan]], from the "10,000 Clowns" arc, is a disturbed youth obsessed with ComicBook/TheJoker and his carnage, and dedicates himself to [[StrawNihilist proving the fundamental meaningless of life]] and becoming the Joker's own SuperiorSuccessor. Fashioning himself "the Joker King", Douglas drugs dozens of Jokerz from around the nation into becoming [[SuicideAttack suicide bombers]], using them to wreak havoc across Gotham and cause thousands of deaths in an attempt to destroy the city, murdering his own best friend on a random whim just before the destruction starts. Douglas eventually decides to murder his entire family too, attempting to kill his comatose father in the hospital and only hesitating when his sister steps in the way--before deciding without another second of hesitation to kill her too.

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* ''WesternAnimation/BatmanBeyond'':
** [[CorruptCorporateExecutive Derek Powers]], aka [[WalkingWasteland Blight]], is
''WesternAnimation/BatmanBeyond'' (includes the ArchEnemy of Terry [=McGinnis=], the new Batman. Seizing control of Wayne Enterprises and using it for illegal operations, he developed a chemical weapon for terrorists that an employee named Harry Tully leaked to Terry's father, Warren. Powers purposefully infected Harry Tully, later showing the Kaznian diplomat who bought the shipment [[BodyHorror Tully's gradual death at the hands of said chemical]]. Powers had his right-hand man murder Warren and frame The Jokerz. Infected by the chemical, he was saved but [[PoisonousPerson mutated by the radiation used]], driving him insane in the process. Other crimes include committing industrial sabotage; hiring supervillain Shriek to murder Bruce Wayne then try to drive him insane; exiling his own son; polluting the ocean by dumping radioactive waste into it; and experimenting on, then later killing, Mr. Freeze. When his illegal dealings and mutations are publicly exposed, he goes into hiding, later attempting to [[OffingTheOffspring murder]] his treacherous son and Batman before seemingly getting killed. A sociopath motivated by greed, power and wealth, Derek Powers was such a monster before becoming Blight that when Batman used YouKilledMyFather as a hint to his identity, he snarls at "[[ButForMeItWasTuesday how little that narrows it down]]".
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[[ComicBook/BatmanBeyond Comic Book]] (besides Book]], besides [[ComicBook/TheNew52FuturesEnd Brother Eye]]): Eye]]):
** Derek Powers is the [[CorruptCorporateExecutive corrupt CEO]] of Powers Technology, who eventually devolves into the psychotic supervillain [[WalkingWasteland Blight]] after a radioactive accident. Before his accident, Powers cheerfully attempts to sell a bioweapon that horrifically melts away its victims to terrorists who would use it on wider scales, unnerving even the Kaznian diplomat after he exposes an employee to it purely to demonstrate its effects. Powers becomes the [[ArchEnemy archnemesis]] of the second Batman, Terry [=McGinnis=], after Powers has Terry's father murdered and the Jokerz framed for it. Powers' deteriorating sanity from the accident only accentuates the monster he is inside, as experiments on and then kills Mr. Freeze; disinherits and then flat-out attempts to murder his own son Paxton; and, upon his vengeful return in the comics, attempts to initiate a nuclear meltdown, heedless of all the downtrodden lives this would consume. Powers has ruined so many lives in the name of self-interest his only reply to Terry's accusation that YouKilledMyFather is to snarl "[[ButForMeItWasTuesday do you have the slightest idea how little that narrows it down?!]]"
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[[AxCrazy Douglas Tan]], from the comic book's "10,000 Clowns" arc, is a disturbed youth obsessed with ComicBook/TheJoker and his carnage, and dedicates himself to [[StrawNihilist proving the fundamental meaningless of life]] and becoming the Joker's own SuperiorSuccessor. Fashioning himself "the Joker King", Douglas drugs dozens of Jokerz from around the nation into becoming [[SuicideAttack suicide bombers]], using them to wreak havoc across Gotham and cause thousands of deaths in an attempt to destroy the city, murdering his own best friend on a random whim just before the destruction starts. Douglas eventually decides to murder his entire family too, attempting to kill his comatose father in the hospital and only hesitating when his sister steps in the way--before deciding without another second of hesitation to kill her too.


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* ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries'': ComicBook/TheJoker is Batman's ArchEnemy. Before becoming a MonsterClown, the Joker was a mobster and hitman who murdered Andrea Beaumont's father, Carl, over money owed to the latter's employers; a murder he committed even after the debt was repaid. This set in motion Andrea becoming the supervillain [[WesternAnimation/BatmanMaskofthePhantasm Phantasm]] and took away Batman's one chance of a normal, happy life. Following his transformation into the utterly psychotic Joker, he now commits crimes more often for fun than he does for any profit. Samples of his crimes include repeatedly abusing his girlfriend Harley Quinn; trying to bomb a child's birthday party; setting up Catwoman to go through a grinder; psychologically tormenting Charles "Charlie" Collins for two years, before using him in a scheme to blow up much if not all of the entire Gotham Police Department, which would kill Charlie as well; murdering countless people with Joker venom; attempting to drive 70 million people insane by having Ace MindRape them; attempting to nuke Gotham City; and going on a rampage with a KillSat. Perhaps his [[WesternAnimation/BatmanBeyondReturnOfTheJoker most infamous crime]] was when he brutally tortured Tim Drake into insanity and implanted a microchip in the child so that the Joker could take over Tim's body and perform a PostMortemComeback.

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* ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries'': ComicBook/TheJoker is Batman's ArchEnemy. Before becoming a MonsterClown, the Joker was a mobster and hitman who murdered Andrea Beaumont's father, Carl, over money owed to the latter's employers; a murder he committed even after the debt was repaid. This set in motion Andrea becoming the supervillain [[WesternAnimation/BatmanMaskofthePhantasm Phantasm]] and took away Batman's one chance of a normal, happy life. Following his transformation into the utterly psychotic Joker, he now commits crimes more often for fun than he does for any profit. Samples of his crimes include repeatedly abusing his girlfriend Harley Quinn; trying to bomb a child's birthday party; setting up Catwoman to go through a grinder; psychologically tormenting Charles "Charlie" Collins for two years, before using him in a scheme to blow up much if not all of the entire Gotham Police Department, which would kill Charlie as well; murdering countless people with Joker venom; attempting [[Recap/JusticeLeagueS2E21And22WildCards using Ace]] in an attempt to drive 70 million people insane by having Ace MindRape them; insane; attempting to nuke Gotham City; and going on a rampage with a KillSat. Perhaps his [[WesternAnimation/BatmanBeyondReturnOfTheJoker most infamous crime]] was when he brutally tortured Tim Drake into insanity and implanted a microchip in the child so that the Joker could take over Tim's body and perform a PostMortemComeback.



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* ''WesternAnimation/WonderWomanBloodlines'': {{Medusa}}, upon being freed, murders Dr. Cyber and then [[LiterallyShatteredLives kills Dr. Poison]] before using Poison's serum to strengthen herself. Going on a [[SpreeKiller killing spree]], Medusa [[TakenForGranite petrifies]] and slaughters Amazons, proclaiming her intent to exterminate all of Themyscira, threatening to torture Hippolyta to death before trying to kill Diana in front of her people.

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