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* ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries'' (UsefulNotes/GameBoy): ComicBook/TheJoker plots to smuggle a bunch of teddy bears containing bombs filled with [[DeadlyGas Joker Venom]] into Gotham to have them go off and kill many people, openly telling Batman about his plan in advance so as to lure Batman in an attempt to kill him. The Joker later shoots the Batplane out of the sky in an attempt to kill Batman and Robin, not caring about potential collateral deaths caused by the crash.


* [[ScaryScarecrows The Scarecrow]], [[PsychoPsychologist Dr. Jonathan Crane]], first appears while participating in [[VideoGame/BatmanArkhamAsylum Joker's plan]] to take over Arkham Asylum, attempting to MindRape Batman several times with his fear toxin; defeated, he threatens to contaminate Gotham's water supply with the toxin simply to spite Batman. Returning in ''[[VideoGame/BatmanArkhamKnight Arkham Knight]]'' as the BigBad, he takes advantage of the [[EvilPowerVacuum power vacuum]] created by Joker's death and to unite the remaining villains against Batman. After his newest fear toxin causes a diner full of people to rip each other apart, Gotham is evacuated, allowing Scarecrow to manufacture an extremely powerful fear bomb; when this is foiled, he steals a superweapon called the Cloudburst to drive all of Gotham temporarily mad with fear. He leads Batman to believe that his toxin caused Barbara Gordon to kill herself. He then manipulates Commissioner Gordon into betraying Batman, later forcing the disobedient Jim to watch as he drops the still-living Barbara off of a building. In the end, he captures Batman and forces Gordon to unmask him on live TV, planning on letting Batman go [[CruelMercy so he can watch]] as Gotham is torn apart and everyone he loves is hunted down and killed. All of this was done to completely destroy the myth of the Batman as a savior, and force everyone to experience true fear by [[HopeCrusher destroying their symbol of hope]].

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* [[ScaryScarecrows The Scarecrow]], ComicBook/TheScarecrow, [[PsychoPsychologist Dr. Jonathan Crane]], first appears while participating in [[VideoGame/BatmanArkhamAsylum Joker's plan]] to take over Arkham Asylum, attempting to MindRape Batman several times with his fear toxin; defeated, he threatens to contaminate Gotham's water supply with the toxin simply to spite Batman. Returning in ''[[VideoGame/BatmanArkhamKnight Arkham Knight]]'' as the BigBad, he takes advantage of the [[EvilPowerVacuum power vacuum]] created by Joker's death and to unite the remaining villains against Batman. After his newest fear toxin causes a diner full of people to rip each other apart, Gotham is evacuated, allowing Scarecrow to manufacture an extremely powerful fear bomb; when this is foiled, he steals a superweapon called the Cloudburst to drive all of Gotham temporarily mad with fear. He leads Batman to believe that his toxin caused Barbara Gordon to kill herself. He then manipulates Commissioner Gordon into betraying Batman, later forcing the disobedient Jim to watch as he drops the still-living Barbara off of a building. In the end, he captures Batman and forces Gordon to unmask him on live TV, planning on letting Batman go [[CruelMercy so he can watch]] as Gotham is torn apart and everyone he loves is hunted down and killed. All of this was done to completely destroy the myth of the Batman as a savior, and force everyone to experience true fear by [[HopeCrusher destroying their symbol of hope]].



* ''Film/BatmanBegins'': [[PsychoPsychologist Dr. Jonathan Crane]], aka the [[ScaryScarecrows Scarecrow]], is [[AdaptationalVillainy even worse than his film counterpart]]. Helping ComicBook/RasAlGhul by developing the gas needed for his plan, Scarecrow tests it out on innocent people, having them driven insane and using them as attack dogs. Scarecrow [[BadBoss shows no concern when many of his men are infected by the gas and holds the brother of one of his men hostage]]. When Batman reaches his lair, Scarecrow tries to leave his patients to burn to death. When Ra's starts his plan to release the gas into Gotham, Scarecrow tries to lower the bridge to allow the first few people to be infected into the city to start tearing it apart.

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* ''Film/BatmanBegins'': [[PsychoPsychologist Dr. Jonathan Crane]], aka the [[ScaryScarecrows Scarecrow]], ComicBook/TheScarecrow, is [[AdaptationalVillainy even worse than his film counterpart]]. Helping ComicBook/RasAlGhul by developing the gas needed for his plan, Scarecrow tests it out on innocent people, having them driven insane and using them as attack dogs. Scarecrow [[BadBoss shows no concern when many of his men are infected by the gas and holds the brother of one of his men hostage]]. When Batman reaches his lair, Scarecrow tries to leave his patients to burn to death. When Ra's starts his plan to release the gas into Gotham, Scarecrow tries to lower the bridge to allow the first few people to be infected into the city to start tearing it apart.


* ''ComicBook/InjusticeGodsAmongUs'' & ''ComicBook/InjusticeVsMastersOfTheUniverse'': ComicBook/{{Darkseid}} is the [[EvilOverlord despotic ruler]] of the planet Apokolips and [[ArchEnemy one of the most sworn and powerful enemies]] of Superman. Torturing Black Racer into submission, Darkseid allows his son Kalibak to lead an assault on Earth, killing tens of thousands of people, before his army was destroyed by Superman. Angered at the fact that Superman sullied his reputation by killing Kalibak, Darkseid starts scheming the destruction of Superman more aggressively, first hiring Lobo to take him down and then, when that failed, joining the conspiracy with Ares and Hera, [[ManipulativeBastard manipulating]] humans, superheroes, and Olympians into a bloody conflict, with the human government even launching nukes as a result. After this, Darkseid found the weakened Skeletor in the cosmos, and from him, he found the location of the solution to Anti-Life Equation to be in Castle Greyskull. Invading Eternia, Darkseid kills, captures and transforms thousands of people into his obedient slaves, as he tries to uncover Anti-Life Equation, to [[MultiversalConqueror take control of the multiverse]], killing the minds and personalities of every living being aside from himself.
* ''ComicBook/HeManThundercats'' & ''ComicBook/InjusticeVsMastersOfTheUniverse'': [[CrossoverComboVillain Skeletor and Mumm-Ra]] are the evil supernatural beings who decided to [[VillainTeamUp unite]] in order to destroy their sworn enemies and take over all reality. Enslaving the Ancient Spirits of Evil, thus giving them the form of titanic beasts, the two command them to cause chaos all over Eternia in order to take possession of two ancient magic swords, the Sword of Omens and the Sword of Power. As a result, thousands of Eternians were killed, and nearly all Eternia was on the brink of destruction. When the remaining forces of Eternia and the [=ThunderCats=] managed to defeat their beasts, Skeletor and Mumm-Ra [[FusionDance fused into the extremely powerful Mumm-Ator]] and, after destroying the remaining opposition, break in to the Castle of Greyskull to try to take over the multiverse. After Lion-O and He-Man combined their power to separate and banish them, the weakened Skeletor [[TheStarscream pretends to serve]] both Darkseid and the power-mad Superman, manipulating them both, causing Darkseid to invade Eternia, an action which resulted in many more people being killed or brainwashed to be servants of Darkseid.

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* ''ComicBook/InjusticeGodsAmongUs'' & ''ComicBook/InjusticeVsMastersOfTheUniverse'': ComicBook/{{Darkseid}} is the [[EvilOverlord despotic ruler]] of the planet Apokolips and [[ArchEnemy one of the most sworn and powerful enemies]] of Superman. Torturing Black Racer into submission, Darkseid allows his son Kalibak to lead an assault on Earth, killing tens of thousands of people, before his army was destroyed by Superman. Angered at the fact that Superman sullied his reputation by killing Kalibak, Darkseid starts scheming the destruction of Superman more aggressively, first hiring Lobo to take him down and then, when that failed, joining the conspiracy with Ares and Hera, [[ManipulativeBastard manipulating]] humans, superheroes, and Olympians into a bloody conflict, with the human government even launching nukes as a result. After this, Darkseid found the weakened Skeletor in the cosmos, and from him, he found the location of the solution to Anti-Life Equation to be in Castle Greyskull.Grayskull. Invading Eternia, Darkseid kills, captures and transforms thousands of people into his obedient slaves, as he tries to uncover Anti-Life Equation, to [[MultiversalConqueror take control of the multiverse]], killing the minds and personalities of every living being aside from himself.
* ''ComicBook/HeManThundercats'' & ''ComicBook/InjusticeVsMastersOfTheUniverse'': [[CrossoverComboVillain Skeletor and Mumm-Ra]] are the evil supernatural beings who decided to [[VillainTeamUp unite]] in order to destroy their sworn enemies and take over all reality. Enslaving the Ancient Spirits of Evil, thus giving them the form of titanic beasts, the two command them to cause chaos all over Eternia in order to take possession of two ancient magic swords, the Sword of Omens and the Sword of Power. As a result, thousands of Eternians were killed, and nearly all Eternia was on the brink of destruction. When the remaining forces of Eternia and the [=ThunderCats=] managed to defeat their beasts, Skeletor and Mumm-Ra [[FusionDance fused into the extremely powerful Mumm-Ator]] and, after destroying the remaining opposition, break in to the into Castle of Greyskull Grayskull to try to take over the multiverse. After Lion-O and He-Man combined their power to separate and banish them, the weakened Skeletor [[TheStarscream pretends to serve]] both Darkseid and the power-mad Superman, manipulating them both, causing Darkseid to invade Eternia, an action which resulted in many more people being killed or brainwashed to be servants of Darkseid.

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* ''Film/BatmanBegins'': [[PsychoPsychologist Dr. Jonathan Crane]], aka the [[ScaryScarecrows Scarecrow]], is [[AdaptationalVillainy even worse than his film counterpart]]. Helping ComicBook/RasAlGhul by developing the gas needed for his plan, Scarecrow tests it out on innocent people, having them driven insane and using them as attack dogs. Scarecrow [[BadBoss shows no concern when many of his men are infected by the gas and holds the brother of one of his men hostage]]. When Batman reaches his lair, Scarecrow tries to leave his patients to burn to death. When Ra's starts his plan to release the gas into Gotham, Scarecrow tries to lower the bridge to allow the first few people to be infected into the city to start tearing it apart.


* ''ComicBook/InjusticeGodsAmongUs'' & ''ComicBook/InjusticeVsMastersOfTheUniverse'': ComicBook/{{Darkseid}} is the [[EvilOverlord despotic ruler]] of the planet Apokolips and [[ArchEnemy one of the most sworn and powerful enemies]] of Superman. Torturing Black Racer into submission, Darkseid allows his son Kalibak to lead an assault on Earth, killing tens of thousands of people, before his army was destroyed by Superman. Angered at the fact that Superman sullied his reputation by killing Kalibak, Darkseid starts scheming the destruction of Superman more aggressively, first hiring Lobo to take him down and then, when that failed, joining the conspiracy with Ares and Hera, [[ManipulativeBastard manipulating]] humans, superheroes, and Olympians into a bloody conflict, with the human government even launching nukes as a result. After this, Darkseid found the weakened Skeletor in the cosmos, and from him, he found the location of the solution to Anti-Life Equation to be in Castle Greyskull. Invading Eternia, Darkseid kills, captures and transforms thousands of people into his obedient slaves, as he tries to uncover Anti-Life Equation, to take control of the multiverse, killing the minds and personalities of every living being aside from himself.

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* ''ComicBook/InjusticeGodsAmongUs'' & ''ComicBook/InjusticeVsMastersOfTheUniverse'': ComicBook/{{Darkseid}} is the [[EvilOverlord despotic ruler]] of the planet Apokolips and [[ArchEnemy one of the most sworn and powerful enemies]] of Superman. Torturing Black Racer into submission, Darkseid allows his son Kalibak to lead an assault on Earth, killing tens of thousands of people, before his army was destroyed by Superman. Angered at the fact that Superman sullied his reputation by killing Kalibak, Darkseid starts scheming the destruction of Superman more aggressively, first hiring Lobo to take him down and then, when that failed, joining the conspiracy with Ares and Hera, [[ManipulativeBastard manipulating]] humans, superheroes, and Olympians into a bloody conflict, with the human government even launching nukes as a result. After this, Darkseid found the weakened Skeletor in the cosmos, and from him, he found the location of the solution to Anti-Life Equation to be in Castle Greyskull. Invading Eternia, Darkseid kills, captures and transforms thousands of people into his obedient slaves, as he tries to uncover Anti-Life Equation, to [[MultiversalConqueror take control of the multiverse, multiverse]], killing the minds and personalities of every living being aside from himself.

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* ''ComicBook/InjusticeGodsAmongUs'' & ''ComicBook/InjusticeVsMastersOfTheUniverse'': ComicBook/{{Darkseid}} is the [[EvilOverlord despotic ruler]] of the planet Apokolips and [[ArchEnemy one of the most sworn and powerful enemies]] of Superman. Torturing Black Racer into submission, Darkseid allows his son Kalibak to lead an assault on Earth, killing tens of thousands of people, before his army was destroyed by Superman. Angered at the fact that Superman sullied his reputation by killing Kalibak, Darkseid starts scheming the destruction of Superman more aggressively, first hiring Lobo to take him down and then, when that failed, joining the conspiracy with Ares and Hera, [[ManipulativeBastard manipulating]] humans, superheroes, and Olympians into a bloody conflict, with the human government even launching nukes as a result. After this, Darkseid found the weakened Skeletor in the cosmos, and from him, he found the location of the solution to Anti-Life Equation to be in Castle Greyskull. Invading Eternia, Darkseid kills, captures and transforms thousands of people into his obedient slaves, as he tries to uncover Anti-Life Equation, to take control of the multiverse, killing the minds and personalities of every living being aside from himself.


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* ''ComicBook/InjusticeGodsAmongUs'': ComicBook/TheJoker first appears in the comic when he fatally shoots ComicBook/JimmyOlsen. Worse than that, he is the reason Superman adopts a zero tolerance policy on crime, as he places a detonator in the pregnant Lois Lane, set to trigger a nuke in Metropolis the moment her heart stops, and then uses a Kryptonite-laced version of Scarecrow's fear toxin to trick Superman into seeing Doomsday, so that the deaths of Lois and the millions in Metropolis are on Superman's hands. He does all of this because he was tired of losing to Batman and [[ForTheEvulz wanted to go after an easier target]].
* ''ComicBook/HeManThundercats'' & ''ComicBook/InjusticeVsMastersOfTheUniverse'': [[CrossoverComboVillain Skeletor and Mumm-Ra]] are the evil supernatural beings who decided to [[VillainTeamUp unite]] in order to destroy their sworn enemies and take over all reality. Enslaving the Ancient Spirits of Evil, thus giving them the form of titanic beasts, the two command them to cause chaos all over Eternia in order to take possession of two ancient magic swords, the Sword of Omens and the Sword of Power. As a result, thousands of Eternians were killed, and nearly all Eternia was on the brink of destruction. When the remaining forces of Eternia and the [=ThunderCats=] managed to defeat their beasts, Skeletor and Mumm-Ra [[FusionDance fused into the extremely powerful Mumm-Ator]] and, after destroying the remaining opposition, break in to the Castle of Greyskull to try to take over the multiverse. After Lion-O and He-Man combined their power to separate and banish them, the weakened Skeletor [[TheStarscream pretends to serve]] both Darkseid and the power-mad Superman, manipulating them both, causing Darkseid to invade Eternia, an action which resulted in many more people being killed or brainwashed to be servants of Darkseid.
* ''VideoGame/Injustice2'': ComicBook/{{Brainiac}} is TheCollector of worlds and [[BigBad threatens the universe]] in this sequel. Shown in a flashback to have stolen Argo City and Kandor before destroying Krypton, Brainiac arrives on Earth after learning that Superman was defeated. [[ForScience Intrigued]], Brainiac sends his [[MechaMooks Betas]] to round up, scan and vaporize civilians as well as brainwashing several heroes. Stealing numerous cities, Brainiac smiles as he takes Metropolis, after which he seemingly kills Superman. He declares that unless the heroes give him Supergirl to study how yellow sun radiation affects Kryptonian cells, he will order his Betas to self-destruct, igniting Earth’s atmosphere and wiping out all its life; in doing so he betrays Gorilla Grodd and [[Characters/Injustice2TheSociety the Society]] that were working with him. When Supergirl and Batman infiltrate his Skull Ship they find at least dozens of shrunken cities from different worlds giving a small glimpse of the scale of Brainiac’s atrocities. They are captured, Brainiac intending to vivisect Supergirl while dismissively leaving Batman to be killed. Personally murdering Doctor Fate, Brainiac is confronted by Superman, to which Brainiac boasts that he has killed billions of Kryptonians. With countless crimes of theft and genocide, the cold, ruthless Brainiac [[LackOfEmpathy justifies himself]] with this line: "I value knowledge. And like your metal trinkets, knowledge is more valuable when it is rare."



* ''Franchise/{{Injustice}}'' franchise:
** ''ComicBook/InjusticeGodsAmongUs'': ComicBook/TheJoker first appears in the comic when he fatally shoots ComicBook/JimmyOlsen. Worse than that, he is the reason Superman adopts a zero tolerance policy on crime, as he places a detonator in the pregnant Lois Lane, set to trigger a nuke in Metropolis the moment her heart stops, and then uses a Kryptonite-laced version of Scarecrow's fear toxin to trick Superman into seeing Doomsday, so that the deaths of Lois and the millions in Metropolis are on Superman's hands. He does all of this because he was tired of losing to Batman and [[ForTheEvulz wanted to go after an easier target]].
** ''ComicBook/HeManThundercats'' & ''ComicBook/InjusticeVsMastersOfTheUniverse'': [[CrossoverComboVillain Skeletor and Mumm-Ra]] are the evil supernatural beings who decided to [[VillainTeamUp unite]] in order to destroy their sworn enemies and take over all reality. Enslaving the Ancient Spirits of Evil, thus giving them the form of titanic beasts, the two command them to cause chaos all over Eternia in order to take possession of two ancient magic swords, the Sword of Omens and the Sword of Power. As a result, thousands of Eternians were killed, and nearly all Eternia was on the brink of destruction. When the remaining forces of Eternia and the [=ThunderCats=] managed to defeat their beasts, Skeletor and Mumm-Ra [[FusionDance fused into the extremely powerful Mumm-Ator]] and, after destroying the remaining opposition, break in to the Castle of Greyskull to try to take over the multiverse. After Lion-O and He-Man combined their power to separate and banish them, the weakened Skeletor [[TheStarscream pretends to serve]] both Darkseid and the power-mad Superman, manipulating them both, causing Darkseid to invade Eternia, an action which resulted in many more people being killed or brainwashed to be servants of Darkseid.
** ''VideoGame/Injustice2'': ComicBook/{{Brainiac}} is TheCollector of worlds and [[BigBad threatens the universe]] in this sequel. Shown in a flashback to have stolen Argo City and Kandor before destroying Krypton, Brainiac arrives on Earth after learning that Superman was defeated. [[ForScience Intrigued]], Brainiac sends his [[MechaMooks Betas]] to round up, scan and vaporize civilians as well as brainwashing several heroes. Stealing numerous cities, Brainiac smiles as he takes Metropolis, after which he seemingly kills Superman. He declares that unless the heroes give him Supergirl to study how yellow sun radiation affects Kryptonian cells, he will order his Betas to self-destruct, igniting Earth’s atmosphere and wiping out all its life; in doing so he betrays Gorilla Grodd and [[Characters/Injustice2TheSociety the Society]] that were working with him. When Supergirl and Batman infiltrate his Skull Ship they find at least dozens of shrunken cities from different worlds giving a small glimpse of the scale of Brainiac’s atrocities. They are captured, Brainiac intending to vivisect Supergirl while dismissively leaving Batman to be killed. Personally murdering Doctor Fate, Brainiac is confronted by Superman, to which Brainiac boasts that he has killed billions of Kryptonians. With countless crimes of theft and genocide, the cold, ruthless Brainiac [[LackOfEmpathy justifies himself]] with this line: "I value knowledge. And like your metal trinkets, knowledge is more valuable when it is rare."


** ''VideoGame/Injustice2'': ComicBook/{{Brainiac}} is TheCollector of worlds and [[BigBad threatens the universe]] in this sequel. Shown in a flashback to have stolen Argo City and Kandor before destroying Krypton, Brainiac arrives on Earth after learning that Superman was defeated. [[ForScience Intrigued]], Brainiac sends his Betas to round up, scan and vaporize civilians as well as brainwashing several heroes. Stealing numerous cities, Brainiac smiles as he takes Metropolis, after which he seemingly kills Superman. He declares that unless the heroes give him Supergirl to study how yellow sun radiation affects Kryptonian cells, he will order his Betas to self-destruct, igniting Earth’s atmosphere and wiping out all its life; in doing so he betrays Gorilla Grodd and the Society that were working with him. When Supergirl and Batman infiltrate his Skull Ship they find at least dozens of shrunken cities from different worlds giving a small glimpse of the scale of Brainiac’s atrocities. They are captured, Brainiac intending to vivisect Supergirl while dismissively leaving Batman to be killed. Personally murdering Doctor Fate, Brainiac is confronted by Superman, to which Brainiac boasts that he has killed billions of Kryptonians. With countless crimes of theft and genocide, the cold, ruthless Brainiac [[LackOfEmpathy justifies himself]] with this line: "I value knowledge. And like your metal trinkets, knowledge is more valuable when it is rare."

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** ''VideoGame/Injustice2'': ComicBook/{{Brainiac}} is TheCollector of worlds and [[BigBad threatens the universe]] in this sequel. Shown in a flashback to have stolen Argo City and Kandor before destroying Krypton, Brainiac arrives on Earth after learning that Superman was defeated. [[ForScience Intrigued]], Brainiac sends his Betas [[MechaMooks Betas]] to round up, scan and vaporize civilians as well as brainwashing several heroes. Stealing numerous cities, Brainiac smiles as he takes Metropolis, after which he seemingly kills Superman. He declares that unless the heroes give him Supergirl to study how yellow sun radiation affects Kryptonian cells, he will order his Betas to self-destruct, igniting Earth’s atmosphere and wiping out all its life; in doing so he betrays Gorilla Grodd and [[Characters/Injustice2TheSociety the Society Society]] that were working with him. When Supergirl and Batman infiltrate his Skull Ship they find at least dozens of shrunken cities from different worlds giving a small glimpse of the scale of Brainiac’s atrocities. They are captured, Brainiac intending to vivisect Supergirl while dismissively leaving Batman to be killed. Personally murdering Doctor Fate, Brainiac is confronted by Superman, to which Brainiac boasts that he has killed billions of Kryptonians. With countless crimes of theft and genocide, the cold, ruthless Brainiac [[LackOfEmpathy justifies himself]] with this line: "I value knowledge. And like your metal trinkets, knowledge is more valuable when it is rare."


Given [[Monster/DCUniverse the source material]], it comes as no surprise that Video Games based on Franchise/TheDCU feature [[CompleteMonster heinous villains]].

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Given [[Monster/DCUniverse the source material]], it comes as no surprise that Video Games video games (and related comics) based on Franchise/TheDCU feature [[CompleteMonster heinous villains]].villains]].

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* ComicBook/TheJoker serves as the OverarchingVillain of the series. The ArchEnemy of Batman, Joker regularly commits crimes solely to torture his nemesis throughout the series. When first [[VideoGame/BatmanArkhamOrigins establishing himself in Gotham]], Joker hijacked Black Mask's organization, and used his influence to torture and murder innocents, along with bombing multiple buildings across the city. In [[VideoGame/BatmanArkhamAsylum one notable instance]], Joker staged a breakout at Arkham Asylum, ensuring the slaughter of as many people as possible. Left dying of a TITAN overdose in the wake of this incident, Joker [[VideoGame/BatmanArkhamCity forces Batman to find a cure for his condition]] by poisoning more than two thousand people with his infected blood; he also executes Batman's LoveInterest, Talia Al Ghul, right in front of him. Caring nothing for his subordinates, The Joker regularly abuses his "girlfriend," Harley Quinn, and tortures and murders his henchmen, along with threatening their family members, for fun. Even after his death, [[VideoGame/BatmanArkhamKnight flashbacks further show his wicked deeds]], such as crippling Barbara Gordon and physically and psychologically torturing [[spoiler:Jason Todd]] for months, then sending Batman videotapes of said torture; this torture resulted in [[spoiler:Jason]] becoming the Arkham Knight. Tie-in material only adds to his list of crimes, with [[WesternAnimation/BatmanAssaultOnArkham trying to blow up Gotham City]] and rigging fireworks with Joker toxin that kills hundreds (the latter seen in the digital comic, ''Arkham City: End Game'') being just a few of his extra depravities. A narcissistic sadist with a pathological need for attention, the Joker is determined to make Gotham forever remember him by [[CardCarryingVillain writing his name in the city with blood]].
* [[ScaryScarecrows The Scarecrow]], [[PsychoPsychologist Dr. Jonathan Crane]], first appears while participating in [[VideoGame/BatmanArkhamAsylum Joker's plan]] to take over Arkham Asylum, attempting to MindRape Batman several times with his fear toxin; defeated, he threatens to contaminate Gotham's water supply with the toxin simply to spite Batman. Returning in ''[[VideoGame/BatmanArkhamKnight Arkham Knight]]'' as the BigBad, he takes advantage of the [[EvilPowerVacuum power vacuum]] created by Joker's death and to unite the remaining villains against Batman. After his newest fear toxin causes a diner full of people to rip each other apart, Gotham is evacuated, allowing Scarecrow to manufacture an extremely powerful fear bomb; when this is foiled, he steals a superweapon called the Cloudburst to drive all of Gotham temporarily mad with fear. He leads Batman to believe that [[spoiler:his toxin caused Barbara Gordon to kill herself]]. He then manipulates Commissioner Gordon into betraying Batman, later forcing the disobedient Jim to watch as he [[spoiler:drops the still-living Barbara off of a building]]. In the end, he captures Batman and forces Gordon to [[spoiler:unmask him]] on live TV, planning on letting Batman go [[CruelMercy so he can watch]] as Gotham is torn apart and everyone he loves is hunted down and killed. All of this was done to completely destroy the myth of the Batman as a savior, and force everyone to experience true fear by [[HopeCrusher destroying their symbol of hope]].

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''[[AC:VideoGame/BatmanArkhamSeries]]'' (chronological order, by first appearance)
* ComicBook/TheJoker serves as the OverarchingVillain of the series. The ArchEnemy of Batman, Joker regularly commits crimes solely to torture his nemesis throughout the series. When first [[VideoGame/BatmanArkhamOrigins establishing himself in Gotham]], Joker hijacked Black Mask's organization, and used his influence to torture and murder innocents, along with bombing multiple buildings across the city. In [[VideoGame/BatmanArkhamAsylum one notable instance]], Joker staged a breakout at Arkham Asylum, ensuring the slaughter of as many people as possible. Left dying of a TITAN overdose in the wake of this incident, Joker [[VideoGame/BatmanArkhamCity forces Batman to find a cure for his condition]] by poisoning more than two thousand people with his infected blood; he also executes Batman's LoveInterest, Talia Al Ghul, right in front of him. Caring nothing for his subordinates, The Joker regularly abuses his "girlfriend," Harley Quinn, and tortures and murders his henchmen, along with threatening their family members, for fun. Even after his death, [[VideoGame/BatmanArkhamKnight flashbacks further show his wicked deeds]], such as crippling Barbara Gordon and physically and psychologically torturing [[spoiler:Jason Todd]] Jason Todd for months, then sending Batman videotapes of said torture; this torture resulted in [[spoiler:Jason]] Jason becoming the Arkham Knight. Tie-in material only adds to his list of crimes, with [[WesternAnimation/BatmanAssaultOnArkham trying to blow up Gotham City]] and rigging fireworks with Joker toxin that kills hundreds (the latter seen in the digital comic, ''Arkham City: End Game'') being just a few of his extra depravities. A narcissistic sadist with a pathological need for attention, the Joker is determined to make Gotham forever remember him by [[CardCarryingVillain writing his name in the city with blood]].
* The sadistic [[{{Pyromaniac}} Firefly]], real name [[AxCrazy Garfield Lynns]], stands out among Batman's lesser foes. [[VideoGame/BatmanArkhamOrigins When Joker puts out a $50 million bounty on Batman]], Firefly goes an entirely different route than his fellow assassins, leading an attack on the Gotham Pioneer Bridge and endangering hundreds of people. Taking nearly a dozen people hostage, Firefly uses them as bait to lure in Batman and various squads of the GCPD, planning to blow up the bridge once they are all gathered so as to kill them all. Even when Batman informs Firefly that the bounty is called off, the assassin continues his attempted mass murder [[ForTheEvulz just for fun]]. [[VideoGame/BatmanArkhamKnight A decade later]], Firefly returns to mass murder by trying to burn alive over a dozen firefighters, leaving them to be tortured and killed by gangs after that fails, and then plans to set Gotham aflame one building at a time until all that is left are ashes of building and citizen alike.
* [[ScaryScarecrows The Scarecrow]], [[PsychoPsychologist Dr. Jonathan Crane]], first appears while participating in [[VideoGame/BatmanArkhamAsylum Joker's plan]] to take over Arkham Asylum, attempting to MindRape Batman several times with his fear toxin; defeated, he threatens to contaminate Gotham's water supply with the toxin simply to spite Batman. Returning in ''[[VideoGame/BatmanArkhamKnight Arkham Knight]]'' as the BigBad, he takes advantage of the [[EvilPowerVacuum power vacuum]] created by Joker's death and to unite the remaining villains against Batman. After his newest fear toxin causes a diner full of people to rip each other apart, Gotham is evacuated, allowing Scarecrow to manufacture an extremely powerful fear bomb; when this is foiled, he steals a superweapon called the Cloudburst to drive all of Gotham temporarily mad with fear. He leads Batman to believe that [[spoiler:his his toxin caused Barbara Gordon to kill herself]]. herself. He then manipulates Commissioner Gordon into betraying Batman, later forcing the disobedient Jim to watch as he [[spoiler:drops drops the still-living Barbara off of a building]]. building. In the end, he captures Batman and forces Gordon to [[spoiler:unmask him]] unmask him on live TV, planning on letting Batman go [[CruelMercy so he can watch]] as Gotham is torn apart and everyone he loves is hunted down and killed. All of this was done to completely destroy the myth of the Batman as a savior, and force everyone to experience true fear by [[HopeCrusher destroying their symbol of hope]].



* The sadistic [[{{Pyromaniac}} Firefly]], real name [[AxCrazy Garfield Lynns]], stands out among Batman's lesser foes. [[VideoGame/BatmanArkhamOrigins When Joker puts out a $50 million bounty on Batman]], Firefly goes an entirely different route than his fellow assassins, leading an attack on the Gotham Pioneer Bridge and endangering hundreds of people. Taking nearly a dozen people hostage, Firefly uses them as bait to lure in Batman and various squads of the GCPD, planning to blow up the bridge once they are all gathered so as to kill them all. Even when Batman informs Firefly that the bounty is called off, the assassin continues his attempted mass murder [[ForTheEvulz just for fun]]. [[VideoGame/BatmanArkhamKnight A decade later]], Firefly returns to mass murder by trying to burn alive over a dozen firefighters, leaving them to be tortured and killed by gangs after that fails, and then plans to set Gotham aflame one building at a time until all that is left are ashes of building and citizen alike.

''[[AC:Franchise/{{Injustice}}]]''
* ''ComicBook/InjusticeGodsAmongUs'': ComicBook/TheJoker first appears in the comic when he fatally shoots ComicBook/JimmyOlsen. Worse than that, he is the reason Superman adopts a zero tolerance policy on crime, as he places a detonator in the pregnant Lois Lane, set to trigger a nuke in Metropolis the moment her heart stops, and then uses a Kryptonite-laced version of Scarecrow's fear toxin to trick Superman into seeing Doomsday, so that the deaths of Lois and the millions in Metropolis are on Superman's hands. He does all of this because he was tired of losing to Batman and [[ForTheEvulz wanted to go after an easier target]].
* ''ComicBook/HeManThundercats'' & ''ComicBook/InjusticeVsMastersOfTheUniverse'': [[CrossoverComboVillain Skeletor and Mumm-Ra]] are the evil supernatural beings who decided to [[VillainTeamUp unite]] in order to destroy their sworn enemies and take over all reality. Enslaving the Ancient Spirits of Evil, thus giving them the form of titanic beasts, the two command them to cause chaos all over Eternia in order to take possession of two ancient magic swords, the Sword of Omens and the Sword of Power. As a result, thousands of Eternians were killed, and nearly all Eternia was on the brink of destruction. When the remaining forces of Eternia and the [=ThunderCats=] managed to defeat their beasts, Skeletor and Mumm-Ra [[FusionDance fused into the extremely powerful Mumm-Ator]] and, after destroying the remaining opposition, break in to the Castle of Greyskull to try to take over the multiverse. After Lion-O and He-Man combined their power to separate and banish them, the weakened Skeletor [[TheStarscream pretends to serve]] both Darkseid and the power-mad Superman, manipulating them both, causing Darkseid to invade Eternia, an action which resulted in many more people being killed or brainwashed to be servants of Darkseid.
* ''VideoGame/Injustice2'': ComicBook/{{Brainiac}} is TheCollector of worlds and [[BigBad threatens the universe]] in this sequel. Shown in a flashback to have stolen Argo City and Kandor before destroying Krypton, Brainiac arrives on Earth after learning that Superman was defeated. [[ForScience Intrigued]], Brainiac sends his Betas to round up, scan and vaporize civilians as well as brainwashing several heroes. Stealing numerous cities, Brainiac smiles as he takes Metropolis, after which he seemingly kills Superman. He declares that unless the heroes give him Supergirl to study how yellow sun radiation affects Kryptonian cells, he will order his Betas to self-destruct, igniting Earth’s atmosphere and wiping out all its life; in doing so he betrays Gorilla Grodd and the Society that were working with him. When Supergirl and Batman infiltrate his Skull Ship they find at least dozens of shrunken cities from different worlds giving a small glimpse of the scale of Brainiac’s atrocities. They are captured, Brainiac intending to vivisect Supergirl while dismissively leaving Batman to be killed. Personally murdering Doctor Fate, Brainiac is confronted by Superman, to which Brainiac boasts that he has killed billions of Kryptonians. With countless crimes of theft and genocide, the cold, ruthless Brainiac [[LackOfEmpathy justifies himself]] with this line: "I value knowledge. And like your metal trinkets, knowledge is more valuable when it is rare."

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* The sadistic [[{{Pyromaniac}} Firefly]], real name [[AxCrazy Garfield Lynns]], stands out among Batman's lesser foes. [[VideoGame/BatmanArkhamOrigins When Joker puts out a $50 million bounty on Batman]], Firefly goes an entirely different route than his fellow assassins, leading an attack on the Gotham Pioneer Bridge and endangering hundreds of people. Taking nearly a dozen people hostage, Firefly uses them as bait to lure in Batman and various squads of the GCPD, planning to blow up the bridge once they are all gathered so as to kill them all. Even when Batman informs Firefly that the bounty is called off, the assassin continues his attempted mass murder [[ForTheEvulz just for fun]]. [[VideoGame/BatmanArkhamKnight A decade later]], Firefly returns to mass murder by trying to burn alive over a dozen firefighters, leaving them to be tortured and killed by gangs after that fails, and then plans to set Gotham aflame one building at a time until all that is left are ashes of building and citizen alike.

''[[AC:Franchise/{{Injustice}}]]''
* ''ComicBook/InjusticeGodsAmongUs'': ComicBook/TheJoker first appears in the comic when he fatally shoots ComicBook/JimmyOlsen. Worse than that, he is the reason Superman adopts a zero tolerance policy on crime, as he places a detonator in the pregnant Lois Lane, set to trigger a nuke in Metropolis the moment her heart stops, and then uses a Kryptonite-laced version of Scarecrow's fear toxin to trick Superman into seeing Doomsday, so that the deaths of Lois and the millions in Metropolis are on Superman's hands. He does all of this because he was tired of losing to Batman and [[ForTheEvulz wanted to go after an easier target]].
* ''ComicBook/HeManThundercats'' & ''ComicBook/InjusticeVsMastersOfTheUniverse'': [[CrossoverComboVillain Skeletor and Mumm-Ra]] are the evil supernatural beings who decided to [[VillainTeamUp unite]] in order to destroy their sworn enemies and take over all reality. Enslaving the Ancient Spirits of Evil, thus giving them the form of titanic beasts, the two command them to cause chaos all over Eternia in order to take possession of two ancient magic swords, the Sword of Omens and the Sword of Power. As a result, thousands of Eternians were killed, and nearly all Eternia was on the brink of destruction. When the remaining forces of Eternia and the [=ThunderCats=] managed to defeat their beasts, Skeletor and Mumm-Ra [[FusionDance fused into the extremely powerful Mumm-Ator]] and, after destroying the remaining opposition, break in to the Castle of Greyskull to try to take over the multiverse. After Lion-O and He-Man combined their power to separate and banish them, the weakened Skeletor [[TheStarscream pretends to serve]] both Darkseid and the power-mad Superman, manipulating them both, causing Darkseid to invade Eternia, an action which resulted in many more people being killed or brainwashed to be servants of Darkseid.
* ''VideoGame/Injustice2'': ComicBook/{{Brainiac}} is TheCollector of worlds and [[BigBad threatens the universe]] in this sequel. Shown in a flashback to have stolen Argo City and Kandor before destroying Krypton, Brainiac arrives on Earth after learning that Superman was defeated. [[ForScience Intrigued]], Brainiac sends his Betas to round up, scan and vaporize civilians as well as brainwashing several heroes. Stealing numerous cities, Brainiac smiles as he takes Metropolis, after which he seemingly kills Superman. He declares that unless the heroes give him Supergirl to study how yellow sun radiation affects Kryptonian cells, he will order his Betas to self-destruct, igniting Earth’s atmosphere and wiping out all its life; in doing so he betrays Gorilla Grodd and the Society that were working with him. When Supergirl and Batman infiltrate his Skull Ship they find at least dozens of shrunken cities from different worlds giving a small glimpse of the scale of Brainiac’s atrocities. They are captured, Brainiac intending to vivisect Supergirl while dismissively leaving Batman to be killed. Personally murdering Doctor Fate, Brainiac is confronted by Superman, to which Brainiac boasts that he has killed billions of Kryptonians. With countless crimes of theft and genocide, the cold, ruthless Brainiac [[LackOfEmpathy justifies himself]] with this line: "I value knowledge. And like your metal trinkets, knowledge is more valuable when it is rare."



* ''Film/GreenLantern: Rise of the Manhunters'': [[BigBad Amon Sur]] is the son of Abin Sur, [[TheParagon the greatest member]] of the Green Lantern Corp, who died before the game began. Amon presented himself as a kind and dutiful son at his father's funeral, but that was all an act. Amon was secretly [[TheResenter bitter]] that his father's ring was given to Hal Jordan instead of him and planned to exact his revenge. Allying himself with the Green Lantern's old enemies, the [[AIIsACrapshoot Manhunters]], Amon has the Manhunters attack Oa. This attack was a diversion so that the Manhunters could locate the Yellow Fear Battery hidden beneath Oa and steal its power. The Manhunters succeed and with this new power Amon orders them to [[BrainwashedAndCrazy brainwash]] and enslave another race, the Zamarons, so that they will attack Oa. Foiling this scheme, Hal Jordan heads to the Manhunters' home world, where he discovers Amon's treachery and finds his friend Kilowog trapped in a giant Manhunter that is slowly draining away his life force. After freeing Kilowog, Hal Jordan finds Amon leading the Manhunters in another attack on Oa, with Amon intending to kill everyone on the planet for revenge.

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* ''Film/GreenLantern: Rise of the Manhunters'': [[BigBad Amon Sur]] is the son of Abin Sur, [[TheParagon the greatest member]] of the Green Lantern Corp, Corps, who died before the game began. Amon presented himself as a kind and dutiful son at his father's funeral, but that was all an act. Amon was secretly [[TheResenter bitter]] that his father's ring was given to Hal Jordan instead of him and planned to exact his revenge. Allying himself with the Green Lantern's old enemies, the [[AIIsACrapshoot Manhunters]], Amon has the Manhunters attack Oa. This attack was a diversion so that the Manhunters could locate the Yellow Fear Battery hidden beneath Oa and steal its power. The Manhunters succeed and with this new power Amon orders them to [[BrainwashedAndCrazy brainwash]] and enslave another race, the Zamarons, so that they will attack Oa. Foiling this scheme, Hal Jordan heads to the Manhunters' home world, where he discovers Amon's treachery and finds his friend Kilowog trapped in a giant Manhunter that is slowly draining away his life force. After freeing Kilowog, Hal Jordan finds Amon leading the Manhunters in another attack on Oa, with Amon intending to kill everyone on the planet for revenge.revenge.
* ''Franchise/{{Injustice}}'' franchise:
** ''ComicBook/InjusticeGodsAmongUs'': ComicBook/TheJoker first appears in the comic when he fatally shoots ComicBook/JimmyOlsen. Worse than that, he is the reason Superman adopts a zero tolerance policy on crime, as he places a detonator in the pregnant Lois Lane, set to trigger a nuke in Metropolis the moment her heart stops, and then uses a Kryptonite-laced version of Scarecrow's fear toxin to trick Superman into seeing Doomsday, so that the deaths of Lois and the millions in Metropolis are on Superman's hands. He does all of this because he was tired of losing to Batman and [[ForTheEvulz wanted to go after an easier target]].
** ''ComicBook/HeManThundercats'' & ''ComicBook/InjusticeVsMastersOfTheUniverse'': [[CrossoverComboVillain Skeletor and Mumm-Ra]] are the evil supernatural beings who decided to [[VillainTeamUp unite]] in order to destroy their sworn enemies and take over all reality. Enslaving the Ancient Spirits of Evil, thus giving them the form of titanic beasts, the two command them to cause chaos all over Eternia in order to take possession of two ancient magic swords, the Sword of Omens and the Sword of Power. As a result, thousands of Eternians were killed, and nearly all Eternia was on the brink of destruction. When the remaining forces of Eternia and the [=ThunderCats=] managed to defeat their beasts, Skeletor and Mumm-Ra [[FusionDance fused into the extremely powerful Mumm-Ator]] and, after destroying the remaining opposition, break in to the Castle of Greyskull to try to take over the multiverse. After Lion-O and He-Man combined their power to separate and banish them, the weakened Skeletor [[TheStarscream pretends to serve]] both Darkseid and the power-mad Superman, manipulating them both, causing Darkseid to invade Eternia, an action which resulted in many more people being killed or brainwashed to be servants of Darkseid.
** ''VideoGame/Injustice2'': ComicBook/{{Brainiac}} is TheCollector of worlds and [[BigBad threatens the universe]] in this sequel. Shown in a flashback to have stolen Argo City and Kandor before destroying Krypton, Brainiac arrives on Earth after learning that Superman was defeated. [[ForScience Intrigued]], Brainiac sends his Betas to round up, scan and vaporize civilians as well as brainwashing several heroes. Stealing numerous cities, Brainiac smiles as he takes Metropolis, after which he seemingly kills Superman. He declares that unless the heroes give him Supergirl to study how yellow sun radiation affects Kryptonian cells, he will order his Betas to self-destruct, igniting Earth’s atmosphere and wiping out all its life; in doing so he betrays Gorilla Grodd and the Society that were working with him. When Supergirl and Batman infiltrate his Skull Ship they find at least dozens of shrunken cities from different worlds giving a small glimpse of the scale of Brainiac’s atrocities. They are captured, Brainiac intending to vivisect Supergirl while dismissively leaving Batman to be killed. Personally murdering Doctor Fate, Brainiac is confronted by Superman, to which Brainiac boasts that he has killed billions of Kryptonians. With countless crimes of theft and genocide, the cold, ruthless Brainiac [[LackOfEmpathy justifies himself]] with this line: "I value knowledge. And like your metal trinkets, knowledge is more valuable when it is rare."


* ''VideoGame/BatmanArkhamCity'': [[KnightTemplar Professor Hugo Strange]] is the [[PsychoPsychologist sociopathic psychiatrist]] behind the titular Arkham City project. An amoral monster since his career in Arkham Asylum, during which time he experimented on and lobotomized hundreds of prisoners, Strange harbors an intense, seething desire to become a hero, and begins his quest to fulfill this dream by convincing ComicBook/RasAlGhul to fund his enterprises. Turning Quincy Sharp into a SerialKiller, then mind-controlled puppet, Strange uses him and a supervillain suicide bombing--[[FalseFlagOperation orchestrated by Strange himself]]--as catalysts to build "Arkham City", a super prison designed to house thousands of inmates. In truth a {{hellhole|Prison}} of chaos where rape, torture, and murder abound, Strange not only fuels the fires between gangs, forces several villains into service by threatening their loved ones, and uses his brainwashed TYGER guards to kickstart bloody massacres, but also uses trumped-up charges to throw countless innocent people in with the raving lunatics of the prison to be horrifically killed should they stand in his way, continuing to torture and experiment on prisoners. Strange ultimately plans to wipe out the entirety of Arkham City, slaughtering the thousands of inmates guilty and innocent alike, then build concentration camps just like it in every major city across the globe until the "filth" of all crime is cleansed and Strange rules the world as its "salvation". An utterly self-righteous narcissist who would torture, brainwash, and murder enemy and ally alike, Hugo Strange cared only for becoming a greater hero than Batman ever was and creating for himself a glorious new future to lord over as [[AGodAmI savior to all]].

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* ''VideoGame/BatmanArkhamCity'': ''[[VideoGame/BatmanArkhamCity Arkham City]]'': [[KnightTemplar Professor Hugo Strange]] is the [[PsychoPsychologist sociopathic psychiatrist]] behind the titular Arkham City project. An amoral monster since his career in Arkham Asylum, during which time he experimented on and lobotomized hundreds of prisoners, Strange harbors an intense, seething desire to become a hero, and begins his quest to fulfill this dream by convincing ComicBook/RasAlGhul to fund his enterprises. Turning Quincy Sharp into a SerialKiller, then mind-controlled puppet, Strange uses him and a supervillain suicide bombing--[[FalseFlagOperation orchestrated by Strange himself]]--as catalysts to build "Arkham City", a super prison designed to house thousands of inmates. In truth a {{hellhole|Prison}} of chaos where rape, torture, and murder abound, Strange not only fuels the fires between gangs, forces several villains into service by threatening their loved ones, and uses his brainwashed TYGER guards to kickstart bloody massacres, but also uses trumped-up charges to throw countless innocent people in with the raving lunatics of the prison to be horrifically killed should they stand in his way, continuing to torture and experiment on prisoners. Strange ultimately plans to wipe out the entirety of Arkham City, slaughtering the thousands of inmates guilty and innocent alike, then build concentration camps just like it in every major city across the globe until the "filth" of all crime is cleansed and Strange rules the world as its "salvation". An utterly self-righteous narcissist who would torture, brainwash, and murder enemy and ally alike, Hugo Strange cared only for becoming a greater hero than Batman ever was and creating for himself a glorious new future to lord over as [[AGodAmI savior to all]].
* ''[[VideoGame/BatmanArkhamKnight Arkham Knight]]'': [[ScrewTheRulesIHaveMoney Simon Stagg]] is a [[CorruptCorporateExecutive corrupt, depraved businessman]] who turned his philanthropic company into an {{arms|Dealer}} and drug dealing enterprise to satisfy his own greed. Stagg began kidnapping countless people who "wouldn't be missed" and [[PlayingWithSyringes subjecting them to torturous experiments]] to develop chemical weapons that he then sold off to militaries around the world, profiting from war and death. After allying with Scarecrow, Stagg secretly uses his [[DeadlyGas Fear Toxin]] to torture dozens of people, keeping them alive and pumped with Fear Toxin for weeks on end to drive them mad, hoping to then sell the Toxin as a new bioweapon for more profit. When Stagg's lifelong co-worker Alex Sartorius tries to expose his evil, Stagg turns him into another experiment, and even after being beaten, Stagg nearly allows Scarecrow to kill millions of people just to evade blame for his own crimes.
* The sadistic [[{{Pyromaniac}} Firefly]], real name [[AxCrazy Garfield Lynns]], stands out among Batman's lesser foes. [[VideoGame/BatmanArkhamOrigins When Joker puts out a $50 million bounty on Batman]], Firefly goes an entirely different route than his fellow assassins, leading an attack on the Gotham Pioneer Bridge and endangering hundreds of people. Taking nearly a dozen people hostage, Firefly uses them as bait to lure in Batman and various squads of the GCPD, planning to blow up the bridge once they are all gathered so as to kill them all. Even when Batman informs Firefly that the bounty is called off, the assassin continues his attempted mass murder [[ForTheEvulz just for fun]]. [[VideoGame/BatmanArkhamKnight A decade later]], Firefly returns to mass murder by trying to burn alive over a dozen firefighters, leaving them to be tortured and killed by gangs after that fails, and then plans to set Gotham aflame one building at a time until all that is left are ashes of building and citizen alike.



* ''VideoGame/JusticeLeagueHeroes'': After receiving a telepathic message from a meteor, promising him great power and knowledge if he can release the power within the meteor, ComicBook/{{Brainiac}} launches a [[XanatosGambit complex scheme]] to get the equipment he needs. He creates a series of disasters to keep the {{Franchise/Justice League|Of America}} busy: He has his [[MechaMooks robot minions]] attack random citizens; helps Queen Bee transform people into bee creatures; he hires the Key and Killer Frost to set off several nuclear weapons; he frees the White Martians so they can attack Earth; and he frees Gorilla Grodd so he will use his Earthquake machine to destroy Gorilla City. Brainiac is willing to endanger millions of lives just as a distraction tactic, so the Justice League would too busy to stop his quest for power and knowledge.

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* ''VideoGame/JusticeLeagueHeroes'': After ''VideoGame/JusticeLeagueHeroes'':
** ComicBook/{{Brainiac}}, after
receiving a telepathic message from a meteor, meteorite, promising him great power and knowledge if he can release the power within the meteor, ComicBook/{{Brainiac}} launches a [[XanatosGambit complex scheme]] scheme to get the equipment he needs. He creates a series of disasters to keep the {{Franchise/Justice League|Of America}} Justice League busy: He has his [[MechaMooks robot minions]] attack random citizens; helps has Queen Bee transform people into bee creatures; he hires the Key and Killer Frost to set off several nuclear weapons; he frees the White Martians so they can attack Earth; and he frees Gorilla Grodd so he will use his Earthquake machine EarthquakeMachine, eventually planning to destroy Gorilla City. City; and uses a Doomsday clone to help him [[AllYourBaseAreBelongToUs take over the Justice League Watchtower]], imprison ComicBook/MartianManhunter, and steal a Mother Box. Brainiac is willing to endanger millions of lives just as a distraction tactic, so the Justice League would too busy to stop his quest for power and knowledge.knowledge.
** ComicBook/{{Darkseid}} himself, while [[SealedEvilInACan trapped inside an extradimensional prison]], had been [[ManipulativeBastard manipulating Brainiac]] the whole time, communicating telepathically via the meteorite. He makes his actual appearance by vaporizing [[UnwittingPawn Brainiac]]. Darkseid then uses the Mother Box and a Sensory Matrix Field Generator to banish the Justice League, before transforming the Earth into a new Apokolips, which he describes as "something far, far worse'' than HellOnEarth; he then incarcerates Superman in a Kryptonite prison.


* ''VideoGame/BatmanArkhamSeries'':
** ComicBook/TheJoker serves as the OverarchingVillain of the series. The ArchEnemy of Batman, Joker regularly commits crimes solely to torture his nemesis throughout the series. When first [[VideoGame/BatmanArkhamOrigins establishing himself in Gotham]], Joker hijacked Black Mask's organization, and used his influence to torture and murder innocents, along with bombing multiple buildings across the city. In [[VideoGame/BatmanArkhamAsylum one notable instance]], Joker staged a breakout at Arkham Asylum, ensuring the slaughter of as many people as possible. Left dying of a TITAN overdose in the wake of this incident, Joker [[VideoGame/BatmanArkhamCity forces Batman to find a cure for his condition]] by poisoning more than two thousand people with his infected blood; he also executes Batman's LoveInterest, Talia Al Ghul, right in front of him. Caring nothing for his subordinates, The Joker regularly abuses his "girlfriend," Harley Quinn, and tortures and murders his henchmen, along with threatening their family members, for fun. Even after his death, [[VideoGame/BatmanArkhamKnight flashbacks further show his wicked deeds]], such as crippling Barbara Gordon and physically and psychologically torturing [[spoiler:Jason Todd]] for months, then sending Batman videotapes of said torture; this torture resulted in [[spoiler:Jason]] becoming the Arkham Knight. Tie-in material only adds to his list of crimes, with [[WesternAnimation/BatmanAssaultOnArkham trying to blow up Gotham City]] and rigging fireworks with Joker toxin that kills hundreds (the latter seen in the digital comic, ''Arkham City: End Game'') being just a few of his extra depravities. A narcissistic sadist with a pathological need for attention, the Joker is determined to make Gotham forever remember him by [[CardCarryingVillain writing his name in the city with blood]].
** [[ScaryScarecrows The Scarecrow]], [[PsychoPsychologist Dr. Jonathan Crane]], first appears while participating in [[VideoGame/BatmanArkhamAsylum Joker's plan]] to take over Arkham Asylum, attempting to MindRape Batman several times with his fear toxin; defeated, he threatens to contaminate Gotham's water supply with the toxin simply to spite Batman. Returning in ''[[VideoGame/BatmanArkhamKnight Arkham Knight]]'' as the BigBad, he takes advantage of the [[EvilPowerVacuum power vacuum]] created by Joker's death and to unite the remaining villains against Batman. After his newest fear toxin causes a diner full of people to rip each other apart, Gotham is evacuated, allowing Scarecrow to manufacture an extremely powerful fear bomb; when this is foiled, he steals a superweapon called the Cloudburst to drive all of Gotham temporarily mad with fear. He leads Batman to believe that [[spoiler:his toxin caused Barbara Gordon to kill herself]]. He then manipulates Commissioner Gordon into betraying Batman, later forcing the disobedient Jim to watch as he [[spoiler:drops the still-living Barbara off of a building]]. In the end, he captures Batman and forces Gordon to [[spoiler:unmask him]] on live TV, planning on letting Batman go [[CruelMercy so he can watch]] as Gotham is torn apart and everyone he loves is hunted down and killed. All of this was done to completely destroy the myth of the Batman as a savior, and force everyone to experience true fear by [[HopeCrusher destroying their symbol of hope]].
** [[BadBoss Oswald Cobblepot]], ComicBook/ThePenguin, stands out in this franchise as a calculating and sadistic mob boss, intent on ruling Gotham's criminal underworld through any means necessary. A vicious crime lord who runs illegal gambling rings and fight clubs--where the losers of each are tortured and murdered--Cobblepot engages in [[ArmsDealer weapons trafficking and black arms deals]], supplying Gotham's criminal element with weapons that cause catastrophe all over the city. An absolutely horrendous employer, Cobblepot routinely tortures and murders his own men for failure, feeds them to sharks and hands them off to Solomon Grundy to be ripped to shreds for the most petty of reasons, and leaves an entire gang of them to die in enemy territory to strike a minor blow against his enemy. Cobblepot also sets Wayne Manor aflame during a charity gala, brutally tortures any police officers he gets his hands on in ''[[VideoGame/BatmanArkhamCity Arkham City]]'', [[VideoGame/BatmanArkhamOriginsBlackgate forces dozens of Blackgate guards to fight to the death for their survival]], and bombs an entire building filled with his own men. Cobblepot is a ruthless sociopath masquerading as a "gentleman," with no care or concern for anyone but his own selfish desires.
** [[ThemeSerialKiller Julian Gregory Day, aka the Calendar Man]], is a soft-spoken psychopath who commits crimes during and based on holidays. In ''[[VideoGame/BatmanArkhamCity Arkham City]]'', he boasts about a sizeable rap sheet over the years, from [[SelfMadeOrphan murdering his parents]] and potential lovers to laying siege to maternity wards and poisoning entire gangs working for him, Day kicks off his next spree in the ''[[VideoGame/BatmanArkhamKnight Arkham Knight]]'' tie-in comic by murdering dozens of people in stores across Gotham on holidays. Later capturing Batman, Day forces him to fight monsters continuously for an entire week while using an infant as a hostage, before revealing he has poisoned over 300 people in Gotham—-many of whom are [[WouldHurtAChild children and toddlers]]--hoping for Batman to tire himself into exhaustion and allow Day to strike the killing blow. Day ultimately flings the hostage infant off a ledge to enable his own escape, successfully evading capture and ending his current spree solely to bask in Batman's coming defeat at the hands of Scarecrow.
** ''VideoGame/BatmanArkhamCity'': [[KnightTemplar Professor Hugo Strange]] is the [[PsychoPsychologist sociopathic psychiatrist]] behind the titular Arkham City project. An amoral monster since his career in Arkham Asylum, during which time he experimented on and lobotomized hundreds of prisoners, Strange harbors an intense, seething desire to become a hero, and begins his quest to fulfill this dream by convincing ComicBook/RasAlGhul to fund his enterprises. Turning Quincy Sharp into a SerialKiller, then mind-controlled puppet, Strange uses him and a supervillain suicide bombing--[[FalseFlagOperation orchestrated by Strange himself]]--as catalysts to build "Arkham City", a super prison designed to house thousands of inmates. In truth a {{hellhole|Prison}} of chaos where rape, torture, and murder abound, Strange not only fuels the fires between gangs, forces several villains into service by threatening their loved ones, and uses his brainwashed TYGER guards to kickstart bloody massacres, but also uses trumped-up charges to throw countless innocent people in with the raving lunatics of the prison to be horrifically killed should they stand in his way, continuing to torture and experiment on prisoners. Strange ultimately plans to wipe out the entirety of Arkham City, slaughtering the thousands of inmates guilty and innocent alike, then build concentration camps just like it in every major city across the globe until the "filth" of all crime is cleansed and Strange rules the world as its "salvation". An utterly self-righteous narcissist who would torture, brainwash, and murder enemy and ally alike, Hugo Strange cared only for becoming a greater hero than Batman ever was and creating for himself a glorious new future to lord over as [[AGodAmI savior to all]].

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''[[AC:VideoGame/BatmanArkhamSeries]]''
* ''VideoGame/BatmanArkhamSeries'':
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ComicBook/TheJoker serves as the OverarchingVillain of the series. The ArchEnemy of Batman, Joker regularly commits crimes solely to torture his nemesis throughout the series. When first [[VideoGame/BatmanArkhamOrigins establishing himself in Gotham]], Joker hijacked Black Mask's organization, and used his influence to torture and murder innocents, along with bombing multiple buildings across the city. In [[VideoGame/BatmanArkhamAsylum one notable instance]], Joker staged a breakout at Arkham Asylum, ensuring the slaughter of as many people as possible. Left dying of a TITAN overdose in the wake of this incident, Joker [[VideoGame/BatmanArkhamCity forces Batman to find a cure for his condition]] by poisoning more than two thousand people with his infected blood; he also executes Batman's LoveInterest, Talia Al Ghul, right in front of him. Caring nothing for his subordinates, The Joker regularly abuses his "girlfriend," Harley Quinn, and tortures and murders his henchmen, along with threatening their family members, for fun. Even after his death, [[VideoGame/BatmanArkhamKnight flashbacks further show his wicked deeds]], such as crippling Barbara Gordon and physically and psychologically torturing [[spoiler:Jason Todd]] for months, then sending Batman videotapes of said torture; this torture resulted in [[spoiler:Jason]] becoming the Arkham Knight. Tie-in material only adds to his list of crimes, with [[WesternAnimation/BatmanAssaultOnArkham trying to blow up Gotham City]] and rigging fireworks with Joker toxin that kills hundreds (the latter seen in the digital comic, ''Arkham City: End Game'') being just a few of his extra depravities. A narcissistic sadist with a pathological need for attention, the Joker is determined to make Gotham forever remember him by [[CardCarryingVillain writing his name in the city with blood]].
** * [[ScaryScarecrows The Scarecrow]], [[PsychoPsychologist Dr. Jonathan Crane]], first appears while participating in [[VideoGame/BatmanArkhamAsylum Joker's plan]] to take over Arkham Asylum, attempting to MindRape Batman several times with his fear toxin; defeated, he threatens to contaminate Gotham's water supply with the toxin simply to spite Batman. Returning in ''[[VideoGame/BatmanArkhamKnight Arkham Knight]]'' as the BigBad, he takes advantage of the [[EvilPowerVacuum power vacuum]] created by Joker's death and to unite the remaining villains against Batman. After his newest fear toxin causes a diner full of people to rip each other apart, Gotham is evacuated, allowing Scarecrow to manufacture an extremely powerful fear bomb; when this is foiled, he steals a superweapon called the Cloudburst to drive all of Gotham temporarily mad with fear. He leads Batman to believe that [[spoiler:his toxin caused Barbara Gordon to kill herself]]. He then manipulates Commissioner Gordon into betraying Batman, later forcing the disobedient Jim to watch as he [[spoiler:drops the still-living Barbara off of a building]]. In the end, he captures Batman and forces Gordon to [[spoiler:unmask him]] on live TV, planning on letting Batman go [[CruelMercy so he can watch]] as Gotham is torn apart and everyone he loves is hunted down and killed. All of this was done to completely destroy the myth of the Batman as a savior, and force everyone to experience true fear by [[HopeCrusher destroying their symbol of hope]].
** * [[BadBoss Oswald Cobblepot]], ComicBook/ThePenguin, stands out in this franchise as a calculating and sadistic mob boss, intent on ruling Gotham's criminal underworld through any means necessary. A vicious crime lord who runs illegal gambling rings and fight clubs--where the losers of each are tortured and murdered--Cobblepot engages in [[ArmsDealer weapons trafficking and black arms deals]], supplying Gotham's criminal element with weapons that cause catastrophe all over the city. An absolutely horrendous employer, Cobblepot routinely tortures and murders his own men for failure, feeds them to sharks and hands them off to Solomon Grundy to be ripped to shreds for the most petty of reasons, and leaves an entire gang of them to die in enemy territory to strike a minor blow against his enemy. Cobblepot also sets Wayne Manor aflame during a charity gala, brutally tortures any police officers he gets his hands on in ''[[VideoGame/BatmanArkhamCity Arkham City]]'', [[VideoGame/BatmanArkhamOriginsBlackgate forces dozens of Blackgate guards to fight to the death for their survival]], and bombs an entire building filled with his own men. Cobblepot is a ruthless sociopath masquerading as a "gentleman," with no care or concern for anyone but his own selfish desires.
** * [[ThemeSerialKiller Julian Gregory Day, aka the Calendar Man]], is a soft-spoken psychopath who commits crimes during and based on holidays. In ''[[VideoGame/BatmanArkhamCity Arkham City]]'', he boasts about a sizeable rap sheet over the years, from [[SelfMadeOrphan murdering his parents]] and potential lovers to laying siege to maternity wards and poisoning entire gangs working for him, Day kicks off his next spree in the ''[[VideoGame/BatmanArkhamKnight Arkham Knight]]'' tie-in comic by murdering dozens of people in stores across Gotham on holidays. Later capturing Batman, Day forces him to fight monsters continuously for an entire week while using an infant as a hostage, before revealing he has poisoned over 300 people in Gotham—-many of whom are [[WouldHurtAChild children and toddlers]]--hoping for Batman to tire himself into exhaustion and allow Day to strike the killing blow. Day ultimately flings the hostage infant off a ledge to enable his own escape, successfully evading capture and ending his current spree solely to bask in Batman's coming defeat at the hands of Scarecrow.
** * ''VideoGame/BatmanArkhamCity'': [[KnightTemplar Professor Hugo Strange]] is the [[PsychoPsychologist sociopathic psychiatrist]] behind the titular Arkham City project. An amoral monster since his career in Arkham Asylum, during which time he experimented on and lobotomized hundreds of prisoners, Strange harbors an intense, seething desire to become a hero, and begins his quest to fulfill this dream by convincing ComicBook/RasAlGhul to fund his enterprises. Turning Quincy Sharp into a SerialKiller, then mind-controlled puppet, Strange uses him and a supervillain suicide bombing--[[FalseFlagOperation orchestrated by Strange himself]]--as catalysts to build "Arkham City", a super prison designed to house thousands of inmates. In truth a {{hellhole|Prison}} of chaos where rape, torture, and murder abound, Strange not only fuels the fires between gangs, forces several villains into service by threatening their loved ones, and uses his brainwashed TYGER guards to kickstart bloody massacres, but also uses trumped-up charges to throw countless innocent people in with the raving lunatics of the prison to be horrifically killed should they stand in his way, continuing to torture and experiment on prisoners. Strange ultimately plans to wipe out the entirety of Arkham City, slaughtering the thousands of inmates guilty and innocent alike, then build concentration camps just like it in every major city across the globe until the "filth" of all crime is cleansed and Strange rules the world as its "salvation". An utterly self-righteous narcissist who would torture, brainwash, and murder enemy and ally alike, Hugo Strange cared only for becoming a greater hero than Batman ever was and creating for himself a glorious new future to lord over as [[AGodAmI savior to all]].all]].

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* ''ComicBook/InjusticeGodsAmongUs'': ComicBook/TheJoker first appears in the comic when he fatally shoots ComicBook/JimmyOlsen. Worse than that, he is the reason Superman adopts a zero tolerance policy on crime, as he places a detonator in the pregnant Lois Lane, set to trigger a nuke in Metropolis the moment her heart stops, and then uses a Kryptonite-laced version of Scarecrow's fear toxin to trick Superman into seeing Doomsday, so that the deaths of Lois and the millions in Metropolis are on Superman's hands. He does all of this because he was tired of losing to Batman and [[ForTheEvulz wanted to go after an easier target]].
* ''ComicBook/HeManThundercats'' & ''ComicBook/InjusticeVsMastersOfTheUniverse'': [[CrossoverComboVillain Skeletor and Mumm-Ra]] are the evil supernatural beings who decided to [[VillainTeamUp unite]] in order to destroy their sworn enemies and take over all reality. Enslaving the Ancient Spirits of Evil, thus giving them the form of titanic beasts, the two command them to cause chaos all over Eternia in order to take possession of two ancient magic swords, the Sword of Omens and the Sword of Power. As a result, thousands of Eternians were killed, and nearly all Eternia was on the brink of destruction. When the remaining forces of Eternia and the [=ThunderCats=] managed to defeat their beasts, Skeletor and Mumm-Ra [[FusionDance fused into the extremely powerful Mumm-Ator]] and, after destroying the remaining opposition, break in to the Castle of Greyskull to try to take over the multiverse. After Lion-O and He-Man combined their power to separate and banish them, the weakened Skeletor [[TheStarscream pretends to serve]] both Darkseid and the power-mad Superman, manipulating them both, causing Darkseid to invade Eternia, an action which resulted in many more people being killed or brainwashed to be servants of Darkseid.
* ''VideoGame/Injustice2'': ComicBook/{{Brainiac}} is TheCollector of worlds and [[BigBad threatens the universe]] in this sequel. Shown in a flashback to have stolen Argo City and Kandor before destroying Krypton, Brainiac arrives on Earth after learning that Superman was defeated. [[ForScience Intrigued]], Brainiac sends his Betas to round up, scan and vaporize civilians as well as brainwashing several heroes. Stealing numerous cities, Brainiac smiles as he takes Metropolis, after which he seemingly kills Superman. He declares that unless the heroes give him Supergirl to study how yellow sun radiation affects Kryptonian cells, he will order his Betas to self-destruct, igniting Earth’s atmosphere and wiping out all its life; in doing so he betrays Gorilla Grodd and the Society that were working with him. When Supergirl and Batman infiltrate his Skull Ship they find at least dozens of shrunken cities from different worlds giving a small glimpse of the scale of Brainiac’s atrocities. They are captured, Brainiac intending to vivisect Supergirl while dismissively leaving Batman to be killed. Personally murdering Doctor Fate, Brainiac is confronted by Superman, to which Brainiac boasts that he has killed billions of Kryptonians. With countless crimes of theft and genocide, the cold, ruthless Brainiac [[LackOfEmpathy justifies himself]] with this line: "I value knowledge. And like your metal trinkets, knowledge is more valuable when it is rare."

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* ''Injustice'' series:
** ''ComicBook/InjusticeGodsAmongUs'': ComicBook/TheJoker first appears in the comic when he fatally shoots ComicBook/JimmyOlsen. Worse than that, he is the reason Superman adopts a zero tolerance policy on crime, as he places a detonator in the pregnant Lois Lane, set to trigger a nuke in Metropolis the moment her heart stops, and then uses a Kryptonite-laced version of Scarecrow's fear toxin to trick Superman into seeing Doomsday, so that the deaths of Lois and the millions in Metropolis are on Superman's hands. He does all of this because he was tired of losing to Batman and [[ForTheEvulz wanted to go after an easier target]].
** ''ComicBook/HeManThundercats'' & ''ComicBook/InjusticeVsMastersOfTheUniverse'': [[CardCarryingVillain Skeletor and Mumm-Ra]] are the evil supernatural beings who decided to [[VillainTeamUp unite]] in order to destroy their sworn enemies and take over all reality. Enslaving the Ancient Spirits of Evil, thus giving them the form of titanic beasts, the two command them to cause chaos all over Eternia in order to take possession of two ancient magic swords, the Sword of Omens and the Sword of Power. As a result, thousands of Eternians were killed, and nearly all Eternia was on the brink of destruction. When the remaining forces of Eternia and the [=ThunderCats=] managed to defeat their beasts, Skeletor and Mumm-Ra [[FusionDance fused into the extremely powerful Mumm-Ator]] and, after destroying the remaining opposition, break in to the Castle of Greyskull to try to take over the multiverse. After Lion-O and He-Man combined their power to separate and banish them, the weakened Skeletor [[TheStarscream pretends to serve]] both Darkseid and the power-mad Superman, manipulating them both, causing Darkseid to invade Eternia, an action which resulted in many more people being killed or brainwashed to be servants of Darkseid.
** ''VideoGame/Injustice2'': ComicBook/{{Brainiac}} is TheCollector of worlds and [[BigBad threatens the universe]] in this sequel. Shown in a flashback to have stolen Argo City and Kandor before destroying Krypton, Brainiac arrives on Earth after learning that Superman was defeated. [[ForScience Intrigued]], Brainiac sends his Betas to round up, scan and vaporize civilians as well as brainwashing several heroes. Stealing numerous cities, Brainiac smiles as he takes Metropolis, after which he seemingly kills Superman. He declares that unless the heroes give him Supergirl to study how yellow sun radiation affects Kryptonian cells, he will order his Betas to self-destruct, igniting Earth’s atmosphere and wiping out all its life; in doing so he betrays Gorilla Grodd and the Society that were working with him. When Supergirl and Batman infiltrate his Skull Ship they find at least dozens of shrunken cities from different worlds giving a small glimpse of the scale of Brainiac’s atrocities. They are captured, Brainiac intending to vivisect Supergirl while dismissively leaving Batman to be killed. Personally murdering Doctor Fate, Brainiac is confronted by Superman, to which Brainiac boasts that he has killed billions of Kryptonians. With countless crimes of theft and genocide, the cold, ruthless Brainiac [[LackOfEmpathy justifies himself]] with this line: "I value knowledge. And like your metal trinkets, knowledge is more valuable when it is rare."


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[[caption-width-right:350:[[VideoGame/InjusticeGodsAmongUs "First Krypton, now Metropolis]]...People [[Franchise/{{Superman}} [[Characters/SupermanTheCharacter you]] love tend to blow up, don't they..."]]


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** ''ComicBook/HeManThundercats'' & ''ComicBook/InjusticeVsMastersOfTheUniverse'': [[CardCarryingVillain Skeletor and Mumm-Ra]] are the evil supernatural beings who decided to [[VillainTeamUp unite]] in order to destroy their sworn enemies and take over all reality. Enslaving the Ancient Spirits of Evil, thus giving them the form of titanic beasts, the two command them to cause chaos all over Eternia in order to take possession of two ancient magic swords, the Sword of Omens and the Sword of Power. As a result, thousands of Eternians were killed, and nearly all Eternia was on the brink of destruction. When the remaining forces of Eternia and the [=ThunderCats=] managed to defeat their beasts, Skeletor and Mumm-Ra [[FusionDance fused into the extremely powerful Mumm-Ator]] and, after destroying the remaining opposition, break in to the Castle of Greyskull to try to take over the multiverse. After Lion-O and He-Man combined their power to separate and banish them, the weakened Skeletor [[TheStarscream pretends to serve]] both Darkseid and the power-mad Superman, manipulating them both, causing Darkseid to invade Eternia, an action which resulted in many more people being killed or brainwashed to be servants of Darkseid.


** ''VideoGame/BatmanArkhamCity'': [[SmugSnake Professor Hugo Strange]] is the [[PsychoPsychologist sociopathic psychiatrist]] behind the titular Arkham City project. An amoral monster since his career in Arkham Asylum, during which time he experimented on and lobotomized hundreds of prisoners, Strange harbors an intense, seething desire to become a hero, and begins his quest to fulfill this dream by convincing ComicBook/RasAlGhul to fund his enterprises. Turning Quincy Sharp into a SerialKiller, then mind-controlled puppet, Strange uses him and a supervillain suicide bombing--[[FalseFlagOperation orchestrated by Strange himself]]--as catalysts to build "Arkham City", a super prison designed to house thousands of inmates. In truth a {{hellhole|Prison}} of chaos where rape, torture, and murder abound, Strange not only fuels the fires between gangs, forces several villains into service by threatening their loved ones, and uses his brainwashed TYGER guards to kickstart bloody massacres, but also uses trumped-up charges to throw countless innocent people in with the raving lunatics of the prison to be horrifically killed should they stand in his way, continuing to torture and experiment on prisoners. Strange ultimately plans to wipe out the entirety of Arkham City, slaughtering the thousands of inmates guilty and innocent alike, then build concentration camps just like it in every major city across the globe until the "filth" of all crime is cleansed and Strange rules the world as its "salvation". An utterly self-righteous narcissist who would torture, brainwash, and murder enemy and ally alike, Hugo Strange cared only for becoming a greater hero than Batman ever was and creating for himself a glorious new future to lord over as [[AGodAmI savior to all]].

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** ''VideoGame/BatmanArkhamCity'': [[SmugSnake [[KnightTemplar Professor Hugo Strange]] is the [[PsychoPsychologist sociopathic psychiatrist]] behind the titular Arkham City project. An amoral monster since his career in Arkham Asylum, during which time he experimented on and lobotomized hundreds of prisoners, Strange harbors an intense, seething desire to become a hero, and begins his quest to fulfill this dream by convincing ComicBook/RasAlGhul to fund his enterprises. Turning Quincy Sharp into a SerialKiller, then mind-controlled puppet, Strange uses him and a supervillain suicide bombing--[[FalseFlagOperation orchestrated by Strange himself]]--as catalysts to build "Arkham City", a super prison designed to house thousands of inmates. In truth a {{hellhole|Prison}} of chaos where rape, torture, and murder abound, Strange not only fuels the fires between gangs, forces several villains into service by threatening their loved ones, and uses his brainwashed TYGER guards to kickstart bloody massacres, but also uses trumped-up charges to throw countless innocent people in with the raving lunatics of the prison to be horrifically killed should they stand in his way, continuing to torture and experiment on prisoners. Strange ultimately plans to wipe out the entirety of Arkham City, slaughtering the thousands of inmates guilty and innocent alike, then build concentration camps just like it in every major city across the globe until the "filth" of all crime is cleansed and Strange rules the world as its "salvation". An utterly self-righteous narcissist who would torture, brainwash, and murder enemy and ally alike, Hugo Strange cared only for becoming a greater hero than Batman ever was and creating for himself a glorious new future to lord over as [[AGodAmI savior to all]].

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** [[BadBoss Oswald Cobblepot]], ComicBook/ThePenguin, stands out in this franchise as a calculating and sadistic mob boss, intent on ruling Gotham's criminal underworld through any means necessary. A vicious crime lord who runs illegal gambling rings and fight clubs--where the losers of each are tortured and murdered--Cobblepot engages in [[ArmsDealer weapons trafficking and black arms deals]], supplying Gotham's criminal element with weapons that cause catastrophe all over the city. An absolutely horrendous employer, Cobblepot routinely tortures and murders his own men for failure, feeds them to sharks and hands them off to Solomon Grundy to be ripped to shreds for the most petty of reasons, and leaves an entire gang of them to die in enemy territory to strike a minor blow against his enemy. Cobblepot also sets Wayne Manor aflame during a charity gala, brutally tortures any police officers he gets his hands on in ''[[VideoGame/BatmanArkhamCity Arkham City]]'', [[VideoGame/BatmanArkhamOriginsBlackgate forces dozens of Blackgate guards to fight to the death for their survival]], and bombs an entire building filled with his own men. Cobblepot is a ruthless sociopath masquerading as a "gentleman," with no care or concern for anyone but his own selfish desires.
** [[ThemeSerialKiller Julian Gregory Day, aka the Calendar Man]], is a soft-spoken psychopath who commits crimes during and based on holidays. In ''[[VideoGame/BatmanArkhamCity Arkham City]]'', he boasts about a sizeable rap sheet over the years, from [[SelfMadeOrphan murdering his parents]] and potential lovers to laying siege to maternity wards and poisoning entire gangs working for him, Day kicks off his next spree in the ''[[VideoGame/BatmanArkhamKnight Arkham Knight]]'' tie-in comic by murdering dozens of people in stores across Gotham on holidays. Later capturing Batman, Day forces him to fight monsters continuously for an entire week while using an infant as a hostage, before revealing he has poisoned over 300 people in Gotham—-many of whom are [[WouldHurtAChild children and toddlers]]--hoping for Batman to tire himself into exhaustion and allow Day to strike the killing blow. Day ultimately flings the hostage infant off a ledge to enable his own escape, successfully evading capture and ending his current spree solely to bask in Batman's coming defeat at the hands of Scarecrow.

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