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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]]".

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[[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.


* ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeagueGodsAndMonsters Chronicles'': [[AxCrazy Harley Quinn]], as she appears in the "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tpu6yPAFHrs 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]].

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* ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeagueGodsAndMonsters Chronicles'': [[AxCrazy Harley Quinn]], as she appears in the "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tpu6yPAFHrs 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]].



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* ComicBook/{{Darkseid}}, who later appeared in ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague'' and was the top threat of the entire DCAU, is the EvilOverlord of the wasteland planet Apokolips, and ultimately desired total dominion over all life in the universe. To achieve this end, he forever seeks the cosmic power of the Anti-Life Equation to use as the ultimate weapon. Incapable of love or empathy, [[AbusiveParents he abused his loyal son Kalibak]], handed over his adopted son Scott Free to be tortured and brainwashed by Granny Goodness, and attempted to [[OffingTheOffspring murder his other son]], Orion, for opposing him. His [[BadBoss servants are likewise subjected to torture or death]] should they fail or even question him. Setting his sights on conquering Earth, Darkseid launched a full-scale invasion, only relenting when the planet was declared off-limits by Apokolips's sister planet, New Genesis. To compensate, Darkseid murdered [[spoiler:Dan Turpin]] solely [[EvilIsPetty to spite Superman]]. He would make numerous more attempts to conquer or annihilate the planet, including attempting to destroy it with an asteroid and brainwashing Superman into leading an attack on his adopted world, turning the Man of Steel into a pariah for years. He later attempted to use Brainiac's programming to collect the Anti-Life Equation and bend the universe to his will, leading to his death in a battle with Superman. [[BackFromTheDead Upon his resurrection]], Darkseid immediately launched another invasion on Earth, not out of a desire for power, but solely to make Superman suffer. Ruthless and tyrannical, Darkseid is Superman's greatest enemy, and [[ThouShaltNotKill one of the few villains]] he has [[OOCIsSeriousBusiness outright tried to kill]].

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* ComicBook/{{Darkseid}}, who later appeared in ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague'' and was the top threat of the entire DCAU, is the EvilOverlord of the wasteland planet Apokolips, and ultimately desired total dominion over all life in the universe. To achieve this end, he forever seeks the cosmic power of the Anti-Life Equation to use as the ultimate weapon. Incapable of love or empathy, [[AbusiveParents he abused his loyal son Kalibak]], handed over his adopted son Scott Free to be tortured and brainwashed by Granny Goodness, and attempted to [[OffingTheOffspring murder his other son]], Orion, for opposing him. His [[BadBoss servants are likewise subjected to torture or death]] should they fail or even question him. Setting his sights on conquering Earth, Darkseid launched a full-scale invasion, only relenting when the planet was declared off-limits by Apokolips's sister planet, New Genesis. To compensate, Darkseid murdered [[spoiler:Dan Turpin]] Dan Turpin solely [[EvilIsPetty to spite Superman]]. He would make numerous more attempts to conquer or annihilate the planet, including attempting to destroy it with an asteroid and brainwashing Superman into leading an attack on his adopted world, turning the Man of Steel into a pariah for years. He later attempted to use Brainiac's programming to collect the Anti-Life Equation and bend the universe to his will, leading to his death in a battle with Superman. [[BackFromTheDead Upon his resurrection]], Darkseid immediately launched another invasion on Earth, not out of a desire for power, but solely to make Superman suffer. Ruthless and tyrannical, Darkseid is Superman's greatest enemy, and [[ThouShaltNotKill one of the few villains]] he has [[OOCIsSeriousBusiness outright tried to kill]].



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* ''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 [[spoiler: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".

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* ''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 [[spoiler:shoots shoots him in the head for disobeying her orders regarding Damian]].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/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 [[spoiler:Swamp Thing]] when he attempts to intervene. Even when defeated, Destiny mortally wounds [[spoiler:Jason Blood]], resulting in the latter's death.

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* ''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 [[spoiler:Swamp Thing]] Swamp Thing when he attempts to intervene. Even when defeated, Destiny mortally wounds [[spoiler:Jason Blood]], Jason Blood, resulting in the latter's death.




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* ''WesternAnimation/BatmanGothamByGaslight'': UsefulNotes/JackTheRipper—in reality [[spoiler: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 [[spoiler: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 [[spoiler: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.

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* ''WesternAnimation/BatmanGothamByGaslight'': UsefulNotes/JackTheRipper—in reality [[spoiler:Commissioner Commissioner James Gordon]]--is 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 [[spoiler:his wife]] 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 [[spoiler:a a resurrected Jason Todd]] 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.




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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.

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** 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.



** 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, [[spoiler: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]].

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** 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, [[spoiler:B'Wana B'Wana Beast is forced to sacrifice himself]] 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]].



** 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 [[spoiler: 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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** 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 [[spoiler: Aya]] 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/{{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 [[spoiler: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.

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* ''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 [[spoiler:Mari's Mari's sister Kuasa]] 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.


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* ''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/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 [[EntitledBastard 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.]]"

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* ''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 [[EntitledBastard [[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/SonOfBatman'' & ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitansTheJudasContract'': [[PsychoForHire Slade Wilson]], aka ComicBook/{{Deathstroke}} the Terminator, is a [[ProfessionalKiller 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 [[EntitledBastard this rejection]] and slaughter many of the group's assassins in his hostile takeover. He [[ManipulativeBastard 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]] that he'd planned on selling off as slave mercenaries; [[ColdBloodedTorture tortured]] Damian's mother Talia al Ghul and [[ForcedToWatch made Damian watch]]; and attempted to kill the Bat-Family, [[WouldHurtAChild Damian included]]. He is later [[BackFromTheDead saved from death]] and serves Brother Blood as his [[TheDragon Dragon]] as part of a contract to take out the Teen Titans and deliver them to Blood in order to have the [[WouldHurtAChild 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 [[WouldHurtAChild beat the crap out of him]] and attempt to break him as [[EvilIsPetty 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'': Black Manta is the main [[TheDragon assistant]] to [[BigBad Orm]]. Black Manta readily assists 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, [[DragonWithAnAgenda 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 [[BigBad 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 [[CListFodder 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 on 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 [[spoiler: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]] is both Raven's [[ArchnemesisDad father]] and 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 [[SealedEvilInACan seal Trigon in a crystal]], but Trigon uses his demon minions to enact a plan to free himself. He uses his demons to [[DemonicPossession 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]] [[note]][[AdaptationNameChange no "Doctor" here]][[/note]] 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 [[ManipulativeBastard 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 [[spoiler:ComicBook/SwampThing]] when he attempts to intervene. Even when defeated, Destiny mortally wounds [[spoiler:Jason Blood]], resulting in his death.

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* ''WesternAnimation/SonOfBatman'' & ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitansTheJudasContract'': [[PsychoForHire [[ProfessionalKiller Slade Wilson]], aka ComicBook/{{Deathstroke}} the Terminator, is a [[ProfessionalKiller contract killer]] 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 [[EntitledBastard turn on Ra's due to this rejection]] and slaughter many of the group's assassins in his hostile takeover. He [[ManipulativeBastard manipulated and abused Bruce's son Damian Wayne]] Wayne in order to keep him in line; [[BodyHorror conducted Lazarus Pit experiments to create flying Man-Bat assassins]] that which he'd planned on selling off as slave mercenaries; [[ColdBloodedTorture tortured]] tortured Damian's mother Talia al Ghul and [[ForcedToWatch made Damian watch]]; watch; and attempted to kill the Bat-Family, [[WouldHurtAChild Damian included]]. He is later [[BackFromTheDead saved from death]] death and serves Brother Blood as his [[TheDragon Dragon]] as part of a contract to take out the Teen Titans and deliver them to Blood in order to have the [[WouldHurtAChild young teens drained of their life force]], 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 [[WouldHurtAChild beat the crap out of him]] him and attempt to break him as [[EvilIsPetty vengeance for costing him the League of Assassins]].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 is the main [[TheDragon assistant]] to [[BigBad Orm]]. Black Manta Manta]] readily assists Orm [[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, [[DragonWithAnAgenda claiming that the war was his idea]].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 [[BigBad leader]] 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 [[CListFodder a team of villains]] villains under the command of [[TheDragon The 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 on 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 [[spoiler: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]] is both Raven's Trigon]], the [[ArchnemesisDad father]] and 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 [[SealedEvilInACan seal Trigon in a crystal]], crystal, but Trigon uses his demon minions to enact a plan to free himself. He uses his demons to [[DemonicPossession possess the Justice League]] 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]] [[note]][[AdaptationNameChange no "Doctor" here]][[/note]] 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 [[ManipulativeBastard manipulates]] 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 [[spoiler:ComicBook/SwampThing]] [[spoiler:Swamp Thing]] when he attempts to intervene. Even when defeated, Destiny mortally wounds [[spoiler:Jason Blood]], resulting in his the latter's death.



* ''WesternAnimation/BewareTheBatman'': ComicBook/{{Anarky}} is Batman's ArchEnemy, the most recurring villain in the series, and [[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]] for being [[ForTheEvulz 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 [[CopKiller filled with police officers]] while trying to [[FrameUp 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 [[ForScience performs dangerous experiments on them]] every night, hoping to give them super powers and create an army of super soldiers, 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 [[ColdBloodedTorture 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 [[SelfDestructMechanism blow up the base]]. [[EvenEvilHasStandards When he refuses]], noting it would kill several of their own men in the process, Baiul [[BadBoss kills him]] and activates the bombs after she escapes. Baiul's [[TheDragon 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.

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* ''WesternAnimation/BewareTheBatman'': ComicBook/{{Anarky}} is ComicBook/{{Anarky}}, Batman's ArchEnemy, the most recurring villain in the series, and 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]] for enjoyment of being [[ForTheEvulz 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 [[CopKiller filled with police officers]] officers while trying to [[FrameUp frame Batman]].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]] students and [[ForScience performs dangerous experiments on them]] every night, hoping to give them super powers superpowers and create an army of super soldiers, {{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 [[ColdBloodedTorture tortured]].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 [[SelfDestructMechanism blow up the base]]. [[EvenEvilHasStandards base. When he refuses]], refuses, noting it would kill several of their own men in the process, Baiul [[BadBoss Baiul]] kills him]] him and activates the bombs after she escapes. Baiul's [[TheDragon main henchman]], 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/LegionOfSuperHeroes'': ComicBook/{{Brainiac}} 1.0 was a menace from the past who quickly became [[KnightOfCerebus 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, [[SealedEvilinACan waiting for a chance to be released]]. This chance came when Brainiac 5 accessed Brainiac 1.0's programming to gain knowledge to defeat [[GalacticConqueror 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.

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* ''WesternAnimation/LegionOfSuperHeroes'': ComicBook/{{Brainiac}} 1.0 was a menace from the past who quickly became [[KnightOfCerebus one of the most dangerous foes the Legion has ever faced]].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, [[SealedEvilinACan waiting for a chance to be released]].released. This chance came when Brainiac 5 accessed Brainiac 1.0's programming to gain knowledge to defeat [[GalacticConqueror Imperiex]].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.



** [[TheChessmaster Slade]] [[note]]never called "ComicBook/{{Deathstroke}}" here[[/note]], one of the {{Big Bad}}s, 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 [[TheDreaded Terrible]] was the BigBad of Season 4 and [[ArchnemesisDad father]] of Raven. In the past he'd conceived Raven solely to serve as a HumanSacrifice to become his portal into the realm of mortals so that he could [[TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt destroy the Earth and all life on it]], just as he did to Raven's homeworld of Azarath, and 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 [[DealWithTheDevil offered him his life back were he to serve him]] in bringing Raven to [[TheAntichrist her destiny]]. Trigon later comes to Raven in a vision, [[AbusiveParents emotionally abusing her]] and cruelly attempts to [[BreakThemByTalking 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 [[ManipulativeBastard manipulation]], Raven had come to him willingly [[ExactWords rather than Slade delivering her to him]], and Trigon attempts to [[YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness incinerate Slade]] on the spot. Trigon then [[ApocalypseHow 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 [[AGodAmI 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 [[ForTheEvulz for his amusement]], but he tries to [[OffingTheOffspring murder his daughter]], whom he openly deems to be worthless.

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** [[TheChessmaster Slade]] [[note]]never Slade]]--never called "ComicBook/{{Deathstroke}}" here[[/note]], one of the {{Big Bad}}s, was 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]] Trigon the [[TheDreaded Terrible]] was the BigBad of Season 4 and himself, [[ArchnemesisDad father]] of Raven. In the past he'd ComicBook/{{Raven}}, had conceived Raven her solely to serve as a HumanSacrifice to become his portal into the realm of mortals so that he could [[TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt destroy the Earth and all life on it]], it, just as he did to Raven's homeworld of Azarath, and Azarath; Raven has been repressing her powers and emotions in order to avoid letting this come to pass. After Slade died in Season season 2, Trigon rescued him from Purgatory and [[DealWithTheDevil offered him his life back were he to serve him]] him in bringing Raven to [[TheAntichrist her destiny]]. destiny. Trigon later comes to Raven in a vision, [[AbusiveParents emotionally abusing her]] and cruelly attempts to [[BreakThemByTalking break her will so that she submits to his demands of her]]. her. When Slade asks for his promised payment, Trigon calls the deal off because, thanks to Trigon's own [[ManipulativeBastard manipulation]], manipulations, Raven had come to him willingly [[ExactWords rather than Slade delivering her to him]], and Trigon attempts to [[YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness incinerate Slade]] Slade on the spot. Trigon then [[ApocalypseHow destroys the world]] 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 [[AGodAmI all would worship him as a deity]], deity, and when the Titans fight back, he not only brings out their own dark sides to torment them [[ForTheEvulz for his amusement]], amusement, but he tries to [[OffingTheOffspring murder his daughter]], whom he openly deems to be worthless.


* ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries'': ComicBook/TheJoker is Batman's ArchEnemy. Before becoming a MonsterClown, the Joker was a mobster and Pittman 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 Pittman 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.


** 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, [[spoiler: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 [[KnightOfCerebus stood out as a surprisingly dark villain]] for this [[VileVillainSaccharineShow fairly lighthearted series]].

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** 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, [[spoiler: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 [[KnightOfCerebus stood out as a surprisingly dark villain]] for this [[VileVillainSaccharineShow surprisingly dark villain for this fairly lighthearted series]].


* ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheDarkKnightReturns'': ComicBook/TheJoker, after having gone into unresponsive catatonia for a decade, returns to his old habits after the return of Batman to Gotham. Joker begins his rampage by cutting the throat of his therapist and proceeding to fatally gas the entirety of a talk show audience with his [[DeadlyGas Joker toxins]], causing them to die a slow death as they laugh themselves to death. To goad Batman into coming after him, Joker continues his rampage into an amusement park, commanding one of his robotic dolls to blow itself up in the tracks of a roller coaster as a distraction, attempting to use [[WouldHurtAChild a young child]] as a HumanShield, murdering a cop for his gun, and eventually devolving to randomly shooting innocents in his way while cackling. After Batman snaps his neck and paralyzes him, the Joker tries to pressure Batman into killing him, and when that fails, the Joker defiantly snaps his own neck the rest of the way anyways and dies with a wide smile on his face, intending to [[ThanatosGambit frame Batman for his own death]], proclaiming [[SeeYouInHell he'll meet Batman in Hell]]. Even in old age, the Joker is still a master of murderous acts [[ForTheEvulz meant primarily to amuse himself]], and is motivated by his twisted obsession with his eternal ArchEnemy, dying with pride that he drove Batman off the edge.


* ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeagueGodsAndMonsters Chronicles'': [[VillainousHarlequin Harley Quinn]], as she appears in the "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tpu6yPAFHrs Twisted]]" short, stands in [[AdaptationalVillainy stark contrast]] to her mainstream portrayal. A [[AxCrazy 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]].

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* ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeagueGodsAndMonsters Chronicles'': [[VillainousHarlequin [[AxCrazy Harley Quinn]], as she appears in the "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tpu6yPAFHrs Twisted]]" short, stands in [[AdaptationalVillainy stark contrast]] to her mainstream portrayal. A [[AxCrazy psychopathic]] 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/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries'': ComicBook/TheJoker is the only supervillain of [[Characters/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries Batman's rogues gallery]] who possesses no sympathetic or redeeming qualities whatsoever. Before becoming a supervillain, the Joker was a mobster and hit man who murdered [[spoiler:Carl Beaumont, the father of Andrea]], over money owed to his employers. He committed this murder even ''after'' the debt was repaid. This set in motion [[spoiler:Andrea]] becoming the supervillain [[WesternAnimation/BatmanMaskofthePhantasm Phantasm]] and took away Batman’s one chance of a normal, happy life. Following his transformation into the AxeCrazy Joker, he now commits crimes more often ForTheEvulz than he does for any profit. Samples of his crimes include repeatedly abusing his girlfriend [[AntiVillain Harley Quinn]], trying to bomb a child’s birthday party, setting up Catwoman to go through a grinder, psychologically tormenting Charlie Collins for two years, murdering countless people with Joker venom, attempting to drive 70 million people insane by having [[WoobieDestroyerofWorlds Ace]] MindRape them, attempting to [[NukeEm nuke Gotham City]], and going on a rampage with a KillSat. His most widely recognized crossing of the MoralEventHorizon was from ''WesternAnimation/BatmanBeyondReturnOfTheJoker'' when he tortured [[spoiler:Tim Drake]] into insanity and [[spoiler:implanted a microchip in the child so the Joker could take over Tim's body and perform a PostMortemComeback]].
* ''WesternAnimation/BatmanBeyond'': [[{{Jerkass}} Derek Powers]], also known as [[PoisonousPerson Blight]], is a CorruptCorporateExecutive and the ArchEnemy of Terry. 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 [[FrameUp frame The Jokerz]]. Infected by the chemical, he was saved but 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; [[AbusiveParents exiling his own son]]; polluting the ocean by dumping radioactive waste into it; and experimenting on, then later killing, [[WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds Mr. Freeze]]. When his illegal dealings and mutations are publicly exposed, he goes into hiding, later attempting to [[OffingTheOffspring murder]] his [[TheStarscream treacherous son]] and Batman before seemingly getting himself killed. A [[TheSociopath 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 how "[[ButForMeItWasTuesday little]]" that narrows it down.
-->"Do you have the ''slightest'' idea how [[ButForMeItWasTuesday little that narrows it down]]?"

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* ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries'': ComicBook/TheJoker is the only supervillain of [[Characters/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries Batman's rogues gallery]] who possesses no sympathetic or redeeming qualities whatsoever. ArchEnemy. Before becoming a supervillain, MonsterClown, the Joker was a mobster and hit man Pittman who murdered [[spoiler:Carl Beaumont, the father of Andrea]], Andrea Beaumont's father, Carl, over money owed to his employers. He the latter's employers; a murder he committed this murder even ''after'' after the debt was repaid. This set in motion [[spoiler:Andrea]] Andrea becoming the supervillain [[WesternAnimation/BatmanMaskofthePhantasm Phantasm]] and took away Batman’s Batman's one chance of a normal, happy life. Following his transformation into the AxeCrazy utterly psychotic Joker, he now commits crimes more often ForTheEvulz for fun than he does for any profit. Samples of his crimes include repeatedly abusing his girlfriend [[AntiVillain Harley Quinn]], Quinn; trying to bomb a child’s child's birthday party, party; setting up Catwoman to go through a grinder, grinder; psychologically tormenting Charlie 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, venom; attempting to drive 70 million people insane by having [[WoobieDestroyerofWorlds Ace]] Ace MindRape them, them; attempting to [[NukeEm nuke Gotham City]], City; and going on a rampage with a KillSat. His Perhaps his [[WesternAnimation/BatmanBeyondReturnOfTheJoker most widely recognized crossing of the MoralEventHorizon infamous crime]] was from ''WesternAnimation/BatmanBeyondReturnOfTheJoker'' when he brutally tortured [[spoiler:Tim Drake]] Tim Drake into insanity and [[spoiler:implanted 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/BatmanBeyond'': [[{{Jerkass}} [[CorruptCorporateExecutive Derek Powers]], also known as [[PoisonousPerson aka [[WalkingWasteland Blight]], is a CorruptCorporateExecutive and the ArchEnemy of Terry. 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 Terry's father, Warren. Powers purposefully infected Harry Tully, later showing the Kaznian diplomat who bought the shipment [[BodyHorror Tully’s Tully's gradual death at the hands of said chemical]]. Powers had his right-hand man murder Warren and [[FrameUp frame The Jokerz]]. Jokerz. Infected by the chemical, he was saved but [[PoisonousPerson mutated by the radiation used, 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; [[AbusiveParents exiling his own son]]; son; polluting the ocean by dumping radioactive waste into it; and experimenting on, then later killing, [[WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds Mr. Freeze]]. Freeze. When his illegal dealings and mutations are publicly exposed, he goes into hiding, later attempting to [[OffingTheOffspring murder]] his [[TheStarscream treacherous son]] son and Batman before seemingly getting himself killed. A [[TheSociopath sociopath]] sociopath motivated by {{greed}}, 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 how "[[ButForMeItWasTuesday little]]" that narrows it down.
-->"Do you have the ''slightest'' idea
how [[ButForMeItWasTuesday little that narrows it down]]?"
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* ComicBook/{{Darkseid}}, who later appeared in ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague'' and was the [[BigBad top threat of the entire DCAU]], is the EvilOverlord of the wasteland planet Apokolips, and ultimately desired total dominion over all life in the universe. To achieve this end, he forever seeks the cosmic power of the Anti-Life Equation to use as the ultimate weapon. Incapable of love or empathy, [[AbusiveParents he abused his loyal son Kalibak]], handed over his adopted son Scott Free to be tortured and brainwashed by [[EvilOldFolks Granny Goodness]], and attempted to [[OffingTheOffspring murder his other son]], Orion, for opposing him. His [[BadBoss servants are likewise subjected to torture or death should they fail him]], or even question him. Setting his sights on conquering Earth, Darkseid launched a full-scale invasion on the planet, only relenting when the planet was declared off-limits by Apokolips's sister planet, New Genesis. To compensate, Darkseid murdered [[spoiler:Dan Turpin]] solely [[EvilIsPetty to spite Superman]]. He would make numerous more attempts to conquer or annihilate the planet, including attempting to destroy it with an asteroid and [[BrainwashedAndCrazy brainwashing]] Superman into leading an attack on his adopted world, turning the Man of Steel into a pariah for years. He later attempted to use Brainiac's programming to collect the Anti-Life Equation and bend the universe to his will, leading to his death in a battle with Superman. [[BackFromTheDead Upon his resurrection]], Darkseid immediately launched another invasion on Earth, not out of a desire for power, but solely to make Superman suffer. Ruthless and tyrannical, Darkseid is Superman's greatest enemy, and [[ThouShaltNotKill one of the few villains]] he has [[OOCIsSeriousBusiness outright tried to kill]].
* ComicBook/{{Brainiac}}, who also appeared in ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague'' as a threat surpassed only by Darkseid, is a {{robotic psychopath}} and [[TheCollector collector of data]] who views himself as superior to all organic life. Once the [[AIIsACrapshoot supercomputer]] responsible for running Krypton's day-to-day affairs, Brainiac lied to the Council of Elders about the planet's impending doom, prioritising saving himself over preserving the lives of his creators. Escaping into space, Brainiac roams from world-to-world, assembling all of a planet's information, and then destroying the original in order to increase the value of his stolen memories; his objective is to repeat the process across the universe until he has "[[OmnicidalManiac destroyed all of creation]]". Along the way he murders the crew of a spaceship that was investigating his presence, tries to [[GrandTheftMe steal Superman's body for himself]], and [[Recap/JusticeLeagueUnlimitedS2E12DividedWeFall eventually]], after [[FusionDance fusing]] with ComicBook/LexLuthor, tries to wipe out the entire universe in one fell swoop, aiming to rebuild it in his own image. [[LackOfEmpathy Void of remorse]], and possessed of a bodycount in the billions, Brainiac cared for nothing but [[ItsAllAboutMe his own survival]], and his mission of bringing about "the end of all things."

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* ComicBook/{{Darkseid}}, who later appeared in ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague'' and was the [[BigBad top threat of the entire DCAU]], DCAU, is the EvilOverlord of the wasteland planet Apokolips, and ultimately desired total dominion over all life in the universe. To achieve this end, he forever seeks the cosmic power of the Anti-Life Equation to use as the ultimate weapon. Incapable of love or empathy, [[AbusiveParents he abused his loyal son Kalibak]], handed over his adopted son Scott Free to be tortured and brainwashed by [[EvilOldFolks Granny Goodness]], Goodness, and attempted to [[OffingTheOffspring murder his other son]], Orion, for opposing him. His [[BadBoss servants are likewise subjected to torture or death death]] should they fail him]], or even question him. Setting his sights on conquering Earth, Darkseid launched a full-scale invasion on the planet, invasion, only relenting when the planet was declared off-limits by Apokolips's sister planet, New Genesis. To compensate, Darkseid murdered [[spoiler:Dan Turpin]] solely [[EvilIsPetty to spite Superman]]. He would make numerous more attempts to conquer or annihilate the planet, including attempting to destroy it with an asteroid and [[BrainwashedAndCrazy brainwashing]] brainwashing Superman into leading an attack on his adopted world, turning the Man of Steel into a pariah for years. He later attempted to use Brainiac's programming to collect the Anti-Life Equation and bend the universe to his will, leading to his death in a battle with Superman. [[BackFromTheDead Upon his resurrection]], Darkseid immediately launched another invasion on Earth, not out of a desire for power, but solely to make Superman suffer. Ruthless and tyrannical, Darkseid is Superman's greatest enemy, and [[ThouShaltNotKill one of the few villains]] he has [[OOCIsSeriousBusiness outright tried to kill]].
* ComicBook/{{Brainiac}}, who also appeared in ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague'' ''Justice League'' as a threat surpassed only by Darkseid, is a {{robotic psychopath}} RoboticPsychopath and [[TheCollector collector of data]] who views himself as superior to all organic life. Once the [[AIIsACrapshoot supercomputer]] responsible for running Krypton's day-to-day affairs, Brainiac lied to the Council of Elders about the planet's impending doom, prioritising prioritizing saving himself over preserving the lives of his creators. Escaping into space, Brainiac roams from world-to-world, world to world, assembling all of a planet's information, and then destroying the original in order to increase the value of his stolen memories; his objective is to repeat the process across the universe until he has "[[OmnicidalManiac destroyed "destroyed all of creation]]". creation". Along the way he murders the crew of a spaceship that was investigating his presence, tries to [[GrandTheftMe steal Superman's body for himself]], himself, and [[Recap/JusticeLeagueUnlimitedS2E12DividedWeFall eventually]], eventually, after [[FusionDance fusing]] fusing with ComicBook/LexLuthor, Lex Luthor, tries to wipe out the entire universe in one fell swoop, aiming to rebuild it [[InTheirOwnImage in his own image. [[LackOfEmpathy Void of remorse]], and possessed of a bodycount in the billions, Brainiac cared for nothing but [[ItsAllAboutMe his own survival]], and his mission of bringing about "the end of all things."
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* [[AristocratsAreEvil Lord Orm]], from "[[Recap/JusticeLeagueS1E6And7TheEnemyBelow The Enemy Below]]", is the treacherous and power-hungry [[CainAndAbel half-brother]] of ComicBook/{{Aquaman}}. Resenting his brother for having never wiped out the surface-dwellers, [[FantasticRacism whom Orm despises]], Orm seeks to usurp the throne from his brother and wage a war against the surface-dwellers to eradicate them. To achieve this end, Orm hires ComicBook/{{Deadshot}} to assassinate Aquaman, blaming the attack on the surface-dwellers and using this as a means to justify war, forcing Aquaman's wife Mera to cooperate by threatening her infant son. When Aquaman returns, Orm reveals his treachery by abducting him and chaining him to a cliff near a volcano. To ensure his place as ruler over Atlantis, Orm attempts to plunge both Aquaman [[WouldHurtAChild and his son]] into the volcano, forcing Aquaman to severe his own hand to save his son. Orm then arms an Atlantean thermal reactor to melt the polar ice caps, thus submerging the entire planet underwater and sentencing all surface-dwellers to death.
* [[GalacticConqueror Mongul]], [[TheCaligula cruel dictator]] of [[Recap/JusticeLeagueS1E10And11WarWorld War World]], forced warriors to fight to the death in GladiatorGames in order to [[BreadAndCircuses take his people's minds off his oppressing them]]. When Superman refuses to kill the former reigning champion, Draaga, after succeeding to defeat him, Mongul threatens to destroy Draaga's planet if Superman doesn't allow Mongul to defeat him in his next match. After his efforts were foiled, Mongul [[Recap/JusticeLeagueUnlimitedS1E2ForTheManWhoHasEverything returned for revenge against Superman]], using a plant called the Black Mercy to [[LotusEaterMachine trap Superman in a perfect dream world]]. With Superman out of the picture, Mongul planned on turning Earth into a second War World. Superman was eventually able to free himself from the dream world-but not before Mongul delivered a NoHoldsBarredBeatdown to Wonder Woman--but the emotional pain of doing so was enough to make Superman actually try to kill Mongul before returning to his senses.
* [[FromNobodyToNightmare John Dee]], from "[[Recap/JusticeLeagueS2E5And6OnlyADream Only a Dream]]", as well as several cameos as a member of the Legion of Doom, started as a minor convict who only fantasized of killing the Justice League to make a name for himself among super villains, but after an experimental machine gives him ESP, Dee quickly decides to make his fantasy a reality. Becoming [[MorallyAmbiguousDoctorate Doctor Destiny]], his first action is to take revenge on the wife who left him while he was in prison. As she’s sleeping, Destiny [[MindRape goes into her dream and begins to torture her for hours]]. Eventually, the nightmare causes her to have a cardiac arrest and die of terror. Destiny then invades the dreams of each member of the Justice League, trying to use [[WhyDidItHaveToBeSnakes their worst fears]] to kill them one-by-one. These nightmares include making Superman think he killed his friends with [[PowerIncontinence out-of-control superpowers]], and [[BuriedAlive burying Hawkgirl alive]].

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* [[AristocratsAreEvil Lord Orm]], from "[[Recap/JusticeLeagueS1E6And7TheEnemyBelow The Enemy Below]]", is the treacherous and power-hungry [[CainAndAbel half-brother]] of ComicBook/{{Aquaman}}.Aquaman. Resenting his brother for having never wiped out the surface-dwellers, [[FantasticRacism whom Orm despises]], Orm seeks to usurp the throne from his brother and wage a war against the surface-dwellers to eradicate them. To achieve this end, Orm hires ComicBook/{{Deadshot}} Deadshot to assassinate Aquaman, blaming the attack on the surface-dwellers and using this as a means to justify war, forcing Aquaman's wife Mera to cooperate by threatening her infant son. When Aquaman returns, Orm reveals his treachery by abducting him and chaining him to a cliff near a volcano. To ensure his place as ruler over Atlantis, Orm attempts to plunge both Aquaman [[WouldHurtAChild and his son]] into the volcano, forcing Aquaman to severe his own hand to save his son. Orm then arms an Atlantean thermal reactor to melt the polar ice caps, thus submerging the entire planet underwater and sentencing all surface-dwellers to death.
* [[GalacticConqueror Mongul]], [[TheCaligula cruel dictator]] dictator of [[Recap/JusticeLeagueS1E10And11WarWorld War World]], forced warriors to fight to the death in GladiatorGames in order to [[BreadAndCircuses take his people's minds off his oppressing them]]. When Superman refuses to kill the former reigning champion, Draaga, after succeeding to defeat him, Mongul threatens to destroy Draaga's planet if Superman doesn't allow Mongul to defeat him in his next match. After his efforts were foiled, Mongul [[Recap/JusticeLeagueUnlimitedS1E2ForTheManWhoHasEverything returned for revenge against Superman]], using a plant called the Black Mercy to [[LotusEaterMachine trap Superman in a perfect dream world]]. With Superman out of the picture, Mongul planned on turning Earth into a second War World. Superman was eventually able to free himself from the dream world-but world--but not before Mongul delivered a NoHoldsBarredBeatdown brutal beatdown to Wonder Woman--but the emotional pain of doing so was enough to make Superman actually try to kill Mongul before returning to his senses.
* [[FromNobodyToNightmare John Dee]], from "[[Recap/JusticeLeagueS2E5And6OnlyADream Only a Dream]]", as well as several cameos as a member of the Legion of Doom, LegionOfDoom, started out as a minor convict who only fantasized of killing the Justice League to make a name for himself among super villains, but after an experimental machine gives him ESP, Dee quickly decides to make his fantasy a reality. Becoming [[MorallyAmbiguousDoctorate Doctor Destiny]], his first action is to take revenge on the wife who left him while he was in prison. As she’s she's sleeping, Destiny [[MindRape goes into her dream and begins to torture her for hours]]. Eventually, the nightmare causes her to have a cardiac arrest and die of terror. Destiny then invades the dreams of each member of the Justice League, trying to use [[WhyDidItHaveToBeSnakes their worst fears]] fears to kill them one-by-one. These nightmares include making Superman think he killed his friends with [[PowerIncontinence out-of-control superpowers]], superpowers; and [[BuriedAlive burying the claustrophobic Hawkgirl alive]].
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* ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeagueCrisisOnTwoEarths'': 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 selfish as they come, Owlman was reviled even by his compatriots in the CSA.
* ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeagueDoom'': ComicBook/VandalSavage is a conqueror with genocidal plans for the planet. He manages to steal the protocols that Batman designed to defeat the Justice League in case one or more members of the Justice League 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 conquer the world by using a missile that will cause a 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/JusticeLeagueCrisisOnTwoEarths'': Owlman ''[[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.]] angst]]. About as [[ItsAllAboutMe selfish as they come, come]], Owlman was reviled [[EvenEvilHasStandards even by his compatriots in the CSA.
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* ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeagueDoom'': ''[[WesternAnimation/JusticeLeagueDoom Doom]]'': ComicBook/VandalSavage is a conqueror with genocidal plans for the planet. Earth. He manages to steal the protocols that Batman designed to defeat the Justice League in case one or more members of the Justice League 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 conquer the world TakeOverTheWorld by using a missile that will cause a [[SolarFlareDisaster solar flare 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.



* ''WesternAnimation/DCShowcaseJonahHex'': [[TheVamp Madame Lorraine]] is a 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 15 victims--Lorraine has killed are seen.

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* ''WesternAnimation/DCShowcaseJonahHex'': [[TheVamp [[BigBad Madame Lorraine]] is a seductress [[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 victims]]--Lorraine has killed are seen.


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* ''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.


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* ''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.

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* ''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.

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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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