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* ''Film/SpiderManFarFromHome'': [[BigBad Quentin Beck]], aka ComicBook/{{Mysterio}}, is the true [[MonsterProtectionRacket Master]] of the [[ElementalEmbodiment Elementals]], orchestrating their attacks around the world to [[FakeUltimateHero paint himself as a hero]]. Fired by Tony Stark years ago for being unstable, Beck concocts a scheme to both spite Stark and bring himself the [[AttentionWhore attention he has always craved]], entailing the destruction of a variety of villages and cities worldwide via the Elementals, then arriving on the scene as Mysterio to save the day, hoping to be a better hero than Iron Man ever was. Upon befriending and manipulating the young Spider-Man into handing over the E.D.I.T.H. glasses, Beck [[MindRape mind rapes]] and tries to kill him, [[BadBoss threatening to execute his entire staff]] for a failure immediately beforehand as well. Beck plans to "stop" an Avengers-level threat by using his illusions to destroy London, causing maximum casualties to gain more coverage, and schemes to murder Spider-Man's entire class of high school friends to eliminate potential witnesses to his true nature before basking in the glory as Mysterio. An attention-craving lunatic defined by his petty, treacherous nature, even trying to appeal to Spider-Man's sympathy only to stab him in the back once beaten, Beck gets the last laugh as he frames Spider-Man as a villain and exposes the teenager's identity to the world as a final move to secure his claim to fame.

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* ''Film/SpiderManFarFromHome'': [[BigBad [[Characters/MCUMysterioQuentinBeck Quentin Beck]], aka ComicBook/{{Mysterio}}, [[Characters/MCUMysterio Mysterio]], is the true [[MonsterProtectionRacket Master]] of the [[ElementalEmbodiment Elementals]], orchestrating their attacks around the world to [[FakeUltimateHero paint himself as a hero]]. Fired by Tony Stark years ago for being unstable, Beck concocts a scheme to both spite Stark and bring himself the [[AttentionWhore attention he has always craved]], entailing the destruction of a variety of villages and cities worldwide via the Elementals, then arriving on the scene as Mysterio to save the day, hoping to be a better hero than Iron Man ever was. Upon befriending and manipulating the young Spider-Man into handing over the E.D.I.T.H. glasses, Beck [[MindRape mind rapes]] and tries to kill him, [[BadBoss threatening to execute his entire staff]] for a failure immediately beforehand as well. Beck plans to "stop" an Avengers-level threat by using his illusions to destroy London, causing maximum casualties to gain more coverage, and schemes to murder Spider-Man's entire class of high school friends to eliminate potential witnesses to his true nature before basking in the glory as Mysterio. An attention-craving lunatic defined by his petty, treacherous nature, even trying to appeal to Spider-Man's sympathy only to stab him in the back once beaten, Beck gets the last laugh as he frames Spider-Man as a villain and exposes the teenager's identity to the world as a final move to secure his claim to fame.



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* ''Film/SpiderManFarFromHome'': [[BigBad Quentin Beck]], aka ComicBook/{{Mysterio}}, is the true [[MonsterProtectionRacket Master]] of the [[ElementalEmbodiment Elementals]], orchestrating their attacks around the world to [[FakeUltimateHero paint himself as a hero]]. Fired by Tony Stark years ago for being unstable, Beck concocts a scheme to both spite Stark and bring himself the [[AttentionWhore attention he has always craved]], entailing the destruction of a variety of villages and cities worldwide via the Elementals, then arriving on the scene as Mysterio to save the day, hoping to be a better hero than Iron Man ever was. Upon befriending and manipulating the young Spider-Man into handing over the E.D.I.T.H. glasses, Beck [[MindRape mind rapes]] and tries to kill him, [[BadBoss threatening to execute his entire staff]] for a failure immediately beforehand as well. Beck plans to "stop" an Avengers-level threat by using his illusions to destroy London, causing maximum casualties to gain more coverage, and schemes to murder Spider-Man's entire class of high school friends to eliminate potential witnesses to his true nature before basking in the glory as Mysterio. An attention-craving lunatic defined by his petty, treacherous nature, even trying to appeal to Spider-Man's sympathy only to stab him in the back once beaten, Beck gets the last laugh as he frames Spider-Man as a villain and exposes the teenager's identity to the world as a final move to secure his claim to fame.


* ''Film/GuardiansOfTheGalaxy'': [[BigBad Ronan the Accuser]] is a genocidal Kree terrorist and renegade wholly devoted to the destruction of the planet of Xandar. Disgusted by his people signing a peace treaty, Ronan is introduced to the audience by confronting a captive member of Xandar's Nova Corps and crushing the helpless man's skull with his Universal Weapon. Beginning the film as a henchman of the [[GreaterScopeVillain Mad Titan Thanos]], Ronan seeks to gather an item for Thanos so that he will destroy Xandar for him. Under Thanos, Ronan has committed multiple murders, including the deaths of Drax the Destroyer's wife and children. He later pursues the film's motley band of heroes to the space prison The Kyln, and orders a full massacre of every prisoner to leave no witnesses. When he realizes the power of the Infinity Stone he has been sent to retrieve, Ronan [[TheStarscream double crosses Thanos]] and vows to kill him after he's finished with Xandar. Assaulting the planet, he even orders his own men to become suicide bombers by flying their ships into Xandar, injuring and killing numerous civilians. He later kills over 80,000 members of the Nova Corps in one fell swoop. After mocking Drax about [[ButForMeItWasTuesday finally remembering murdering his family]], he declares Xandar "guilty" by his psychotic philosophy and attempts to purge it of all life. Brutal, violent, relentless and unforgiving, Ronan stands as an example of rage, fanaticism, unchecked hatred and utter cruelty, and really stands out in such a relatively [[VileVillainSaccharineShow light-hearted movie]].
* ''Film/GuardiansOfTheGalaxyVol2'': [[Characters/MCUEgoTheLivingPlanet Ego]], Peter "[[Characters/MCUStarLord Star-Lord]]" Quill's [[ArchnemesisDad father]], is an immortal Celestial, who once traveled the universe seeking companionship, but found that other life utterly disappointed him and lost any interest in them. Ego instead decided upon a plan of [[AssimilationPlot assimilating all creation into himself]] in what he termed "The Expansion". Lacking the power to do so on his own, he sired countless children, hoping they would inherit his Celestial powers, [[OffingTheOffspring killing them]] out of disappointment when they didn't. Traveling to earth, Ego met Meredith Quill, whom he developed genuine feelings for. Unwilling to deviate from The Expansion, Ego [[KickTheMoralityPet gave her the brain tumor that killed her]] to ensure nothing held him back from his self-appointed purpose. After learning Peter might carry the Celestial gene, Ego tracked him down, playing the good father to him before revealing the true purpose of The Expansion, revealing his true nature when he believed Peter wouldn't care. When Peter turns on Ego, Ego enslaves him to his own power to use Peter [[LivingBattery as a battery]] for the next thousand years before kicking off The Expansion to consume every living thing in the universe, spitefully [[KickTheDog destroying Peter's Walkman]] which was a gift from Meredith and his last link to his mother. When Peter attempts to stop Ego, Ego tries to murder Peter's friends as well with no care.

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''Film/GuardiansOfTheGalaxy'': [[BigBad Ronan the Accuser]] is a genocidal Kree terrorist and renegade wholly devoted to the destruction of the planet of Xandar. Disgusted by his people signing a peace treaty, Ronan is introduced to the audience by confronting a captive member of Xandar's Nova Corps and crushing the helpless man's skull with his Universal Weapon. Beginning the film as a henchman of the [[GreaterScopeVillain Mad Titan Thanos]], Ronan seeks to gather an item for Thanos so that he will destroy Xandar for him. Under Thanos, Ronan has committed multiple murders, including the deaths of Drax the Destroyer's wife and children. He later pursues the film's motley band of heroes to the space prison The Kyln, and orders a full massacre of every prisoner to leave no witnesses. When he realizes the power of the Infinity Stone he has been sent to retrieve, Ronan [[TheStarscream double crosses Thanos]] and vows to kill him after he's finished with Xandar. Assaulting the planet, he even orders his own men to become suicide bombers by flying their ships into Xandar, injuring and killing numerous civilians. He later kills over 80,000 members of the Nova Corps in one fell swoop. After mocking Drax about [[ButForMeItWasTuesday finally remembering murdering his family]], he declares Xandar "guilty" by his psychotic philosophy and attempts to purge it of all life. Brutal, violent, relentless and unforgiving, Ronan stands as an example of rage, fanaticism, unchecked hatred and utter cruelty, and really stands out in such a relatively [[VileVillainSaccharineShow light-hearted movie]].
* ** ''Film/GuardiansOfTheGalaxyVol2'': [[Characters/MCUEgoTheLivingPlanet Ego]], Peter "[[Characters/MCUStarLord Star-Lord]]" Quill's [[ArchnemesisDad father]], is an immortal Celestial, who once traveled the universe seeking companionship, but found that other life utterly disappointed him and lost any interest in them. Ego instead decided upon a plan of [[AssimilationPlot assimilating all creation into himself]] in what he termed "The Expansion". Lacking the power to do so on his own, he sired countless children, hoping they would inherit his Celestial powers, [[OffingTheOffspring killing them]] out of disappointment when they didn't. Traveling to earth, Ego met Meredith Quill, whom he developed genuine feelings for. Unwilling to deviate from The Expansion, Ego [[KickTheMoralityPet gave her the brain tumor that killed her]] to ensure nothing held him back from his self-appointed purpose. After learning Peter might carry the Celestial gene, Ego tracked him down, playing the good father to him before revealing the true purpose of The Expansion, revealing his true nature when he believed Peter wouldn't care. When Peter turns on Ego, Ego enslaves him to his own power to use Peter [[LivingBattery as a battery]] for the next thousand years before kicking off The Expansion to consume every living thing in the universe, spitefully [[KickTheDog destroying Peter's Walkman]] which was a gift from Meredith and his last link to his mother. When Peter attempts to stop Ego, Ego tries to murder Peter's friends as well with no care.


* ''Series/JessicaJones2015'': [[ItsAllAboutMe Kevin "Kilgrave" Thompson]], the season 1 BigBad, is an amoral, [[MindRape mind-controlling]] sociopath responsible for the ruination and deaths of countless lives. After gaining his powers due to his parents' painful, though well-intentioned, experiments on him, Kilgrave turned them into his slaves and grew up getting everything he wanted, notably [[SerialRapist raping women]], ordering those who annoyed him to maim or [[PsychicAssistedSuicide kill themselves]], and tormenting children, simply because [[ForTheEvulz he felt like it]]. Kilgrave becomes obsessed with heroine Jessica Jones when she breaks free of his control after he forced her to kill an innocent, and begins ruining her life by addicting her neighbors to drugs and having them kill themselves in her house, ordering one of her clients to murder her own parents in front of Jessica, and tries to manipulate her into becoming his slave again by holding people hostage by the dozen. Though seemingly caring for his parents, Kilgrave reveals his true colors as he forces his mother to stab herself to death and has his father taken apart limb by limb until he is dead. When seemingly beaten, Kilgrave orders dozens of innocents to kill each other just to distract Jessica, and uses his final act to proclaim his intent to make Jessica's sister Trish his new slave to be raped and tortured at his leisure. A [[EvilIsPetty petty]], childish bully who wanted everyone to be his playthings while [[NeverMyFault never admitting true guilt to anything he did]], Kilgrave is one of the most despicable villains the MCU has to offer.

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[[ItsAllAboutMe Kevin "Kilgrave" Thompson]], the season 1 BigBad, is an amoral, [[MindRape mind-controlling]] sociopath responsible for the ruination and deaths of countless lives. After gaining his powers due to his parents' painful, though well-intentioned, experiments on him, Kilgrave turned them into his slaves and grew up getting everything he wanted, notably [[SerialRapist raping women]], ordering those who annoyed him to maim or [[PsychicAssistedSuicide kill themselves]], and tormenting children, simply because [[ForTheEvulz he felt like it]]. Kilgrave becomes obsessed with heroine Jessica Jones when she breaks free of his control after he forced her to kill an innocent, and begins ruining her life by addicting her neighbors to drugs and having them kill themselves in her house, ordering one of her clients to murder her own parents in front of Jessica, and tries to manipulate her into becoming his slave again by holding people hostage by the dozen. Though seemingly caring for his parents, Kilgrave reveals his true colors as he forces his mother to stab herself to death and has his father taken apart limb by limb until he is dead. When seemingly beaten, Kilgrave orders dozens of innocents to kill each other just to distract Jessica, and uses his final act to proclaim his intent to make Jessica's sister Trish his new slave to be raped and tortured at his leisure. A [[EvilIsPetty petty]], childish bully who wanted everyone to be his playthings while [[NeverMyFault never admitting true guilt to anything he did]], Kilgrave is one of the most despicable villains the MCU has to offer.offer.
** [[SerialKiller Gregory Sallinger]], the season 3 BigBad, is a man defined by [[GreenEyedMonster envy]] and spite towards anyone he feels has more than him. A vicious sociopath from a young age who hated his "talentless hack" of a brother, Sallinger [[WouldHurtAChild murdered a child]] and taunted his parents with photos. Growing up, Sallinger [[ThePerfectionist fixated on those he felt were mediocrities]], torturing and murdering seven people while mocking them with the moment of their despair. Later torturing Jessica and her lover Erik with intent to murder them, Sallinger kidnaps Dorothy, Trish's mother and Jessica's adoptive mother, and tortures her to death. A devious sadist out to hurt others to embiggen himself, Sallinger shows the darkest side of humanity.


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* ''Film/GuardiansOfTheGalaxyVol2'': [[Characters/MCUEgoTheLivingPlanet Ego]], Peter "[[Characters/MCUStarLord Star-Lord]]" Quill's [[ArchnemesisDad father]], is an immortal Celestial, who once traveled the universe seeking companionship, but found that other life utterly disappointed him and lost any interest in them. Ego instead decided upon a plan of [[AssimilationPlot assimilating all creation into himself]] in what he termed "The Expansion". Lacking the power to do so on his own, he sired countless children, hoping they would inherit his Celestial powers, [[OffingTheOffspring killing them]] out of disappointment when they didn't. Traveling to earth, Ego met Meredith Quill, whom he developed genuine feelings for. Unwilling to deviate from The Expansion, Ego [[spoiler:[[KickTheMoralityPet gave her the brain tumor that killed her]]]] to ensure nothing held him back from his self-appointed purpose. After learning Peter might carry the Celestial gene, Ego tracked him down, playing the good father to him before revealing the true purpose of The Expansion, revealing his true nature when he believed Peter wouldn't care. When Peter turns on Ego, Ego enslaves him to his own power to use Peter [[LivingBattery as a battery]] for the next thousand years before kicking off The Expansion to consume every living thing in the universe, spitefully [[KickTheDog destroying Peter's Walkman]] which was a gift from Meredith and his last link to his mother. When Peter attempts to stop Ego, Ego tries to murder Peter's friends as well with no care.
* ''Film/ThorRagnarok'': [[Characters/MCUHela Hela]], [[EverybodyHatesHades Goddess of Death]] and Thor's monstrous elder sister, helped Odin conquer the empire of Asgard, but when he tired of war and finally sought peace, she was sealed away when her bloodlust and cruelty grew too great. After murdering his guards, Hela was finally subdued and sealed but massacred the Valkyries until only one remained when they sought to prevent her escape. Upon returning to Asgard, Hela [[DarkActionGirl slaughters all its soldiers]] when they resist her and tries to claim the sword of Heimdall to open the gate to the other Realms. When Heimdall saves the population of Asgard, Hela attempts to have her undead soldiers slaughter all of Asgard's people while forcing Thor to watch them die--after she had blinded him in one eye. She even killed [[spoiler:her own right-hand man, Skurge, when he takes a stand to defend Asgard's civilians]]. Monstrous, sadistic and insatiable, Hela seeks to open the gate to all other Realms so she can [[GodSaveUsFromTheQueen conquer everything and continue her work of drowning them in blood and tears]].

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* ''Film/GuardiansOfTheGalaxyVol2'': [[Characters/MCUEgoTheLivingPlanet Ego]], Peter "[[Characters/MCUStarLord Star-Lord]]" Quill's [[ArchnemesisDad father]], is an immortal Celestial, who once traveled the universe seeking companionship, but found that other life utterly disappointed him and lost any interest in them. Ego instead decided upon a plan of [[AssimilationPlot assimilating all creation into himself]] in what he termed "The Expansion". Lacking the power to do so on his own, he sired countless children, hoping they would inherit his Celestial powers, [[OffingTheOffspring killing them]] out of disappointment when they didn't. Traveling to earth, Ego met Meredith Quill, whom he developed genuine feelings for. Unwilling to deviate from The Expansion, Ego [[spoiler:[[KickTheMoralityPet [[KickTheMoralityPet gave her the brain tumor that killed her]]]] her]] to ensure nothing held him back from his self-appointed purpose. After learning Peter might carry the Celestial gene, Ego tracked him down, playing the good father to him before revealing the true purpose of The Expansion, revealing his true nature when he believed Peter wouldn't care. When Peter turns on Ego, Ego enslaves him to his own power to use Peter [[LivingBattery as a battery]] for the next thousand years before kicking off The Expansion to consume every living thing in the universe, spitefully [[KickTheDog destroying Peter's Walkman]] which was a gift from Meredith and his last link to his mother. When Peter attempts to stop Ego, Ego tries to murder Peter's friends as well with no care.
* ''Film/ThorRagnarok'': [[Characters/MCUHela Hela]], [[EverybodyHatesHades Goddess of Death]] and Thor's monstrous elder sister, helped Odin conquer the empire of Asgard, but when he tired of war and finally sought peace, she was sealed away when her bloodlust and cruelty grew too great. After murdering his guards, Hela was finally subdued and sealed but massacred the Valkyries until only one remained when they sought to prevent her escape. Upon returning to Asgard, Hela [[DarkActionGirl slaughters all its soldiers]] when they resist her and tries to claim the sword of Heimdall to open the gate to the other Realms. When Heimdall saves the population of Asgard, Hela attempts to have her undead soldiers slaughter all of Asgard's people while forcing Thor to watch them die--after she had blinded him in one eye. She even killed [[spoiler:her her own right-hand man, Skurge, when he takes a stand to defend Asgard's civilians]].civilians. Monstrous, sadistic and insatiable, Hela seeks to open the gate to all other Realms so she can [[GodSaveUsFromTheQueen conquer everything and continue her work of drowning them in blood and tears]].



* The Clairvoyant aka [[spoiler:John Garrett]] is the BigBad of the first season. Heading [[Characters/MCUHYDRATheCentipedeGroup the Centipede Project]] [[spoiler:as a powerful figure in HYDRA]], the Clairvoyant has superpowered individuals abducted and experimented on, implants his soldiers with {{explosive leash}}es, which he utilizes should they fail him or [[YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness outlive their usefulness]], had Coulson tortured to reveal the secret of his revival, and frequently [[IHaveYourWife kidnaps and threatens the lives of the loved ones of his "employees"]] in order to ensure their complete loyalty. At one point he implanted a SHIELD Agent with an explosive leash and forced her to work for him, work that included massacring a subway train full of bank security personnel to get what they were guarding. Later he implanted an Explosive Leash in Mike Peterson as well, abducted his son, and turned Mike into the cyborg villain Deathlok against his will. [[FauxAffablyEvil Despite his cheery demeanor]], the Clairvoyant has no loyalty or empathy for anyone, not even to his [[UndyingLoyalty undyingly loyal]] right-hand man, [[spoiler:Grant Ward]], whom he nearly killed to further his own plans. Later, he would force [[spoiler:Ward]] to [[IfYoureSoEvilEatThisKitten attempt to murder his two friends]], [[spoiler:Fitz and Simmons]], in order to prove he's not weak. Ultimately, the Clairvoyant's true interest was extending his own life, and once he'd achieved that he went on to plan world domination.

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* The Clairvoyant aka [[spoiler:John Garrett]] John Garrett is the BigBad of the first season. Heading [[Characters/MCUHYDRATheCentipedeGroup the Centipede Project]] [[spoiler:as as a powerful figure in HYDRA]], HYDRA, the Clairvoyant has superpowered individuals abducted and experimented on, implants his soldiers with {{explosive leash}}es, which he utilizes should they fail him or [[YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness outlive their usefulness]], had Coulson tortured to reveal the secret of his revival, and frequently [[IHaveYourWife kidnaps and threatens the lives of the loved ones of his "employees"]] in order to ensure their complete loyalty. At one point he implanted a SHIELD Agent with an explosive leash and forced her to work for him, work that included massacring a subway train full of bank security personnel to get what they were guarding. Later he implanted an Explosive Leash in Mike Peterson as well, abducted his son, and turned Mike into the cyborg villain Deathlok against his will. [[FauxAffablyEvil Despite his cheery demeanor]], the Clairvoyant has no loyalty or empathy for anyone, not even to his [[UndyingLoyalty undyingly loyal]] right-hand man, [[spoiler:Grant Ward]], Grant Ward, whom he nearly killed to further his own plans. Later, he would force [[spoiler:Ward]] Ward to [[IfYoureSoEvilEatThisKitten attempt to murder his two friends]], [[spoiler:Fitz Fitz and Simmons]], Simmons, in order to prove he's not weak. Ultimately, the Clairvoyant's true interest was extending his own life, and once he'd achieved that he went on to plan world domination.




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* ''Literature/BlackWidow: Forever Red'': [[BigBad Ivan Somodorov]], Natasha Romanov/Black Widow's EvilMentor, was a former instructor at the [[SpySchool Red Room]], and was known and feared throughout the institution for [[SadistTeacher his intense cruelty toward his students]], all barely teenage children; Ivan subjected his students to horrific emotional and physical abuse, and would then psychologically tear them down completely before reforming them into emotionless weapons with the sole purpose of assassination. After strong-arming numerous scientists into his service by threatening their lives and those of their families, Ivan forced them to build him the O.P.U.S., a machine that used [[ElectricTorture electroshock torture]] to implant into its victims a latent assassination programming; Ivan used this technology almost solely on children, before [[YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness murdering all those who assisted him in the project]]. After implanting his dozens of new, unknowing, soldiers into various governments, Ivan planned to use them worldwide to kill hundreds of high-ranking government officials, scientists, and anyone who could get in his way, at which point he would use his new army of assassins to institute his own government and TakeOverTheWorld. When Black Widow attempts to thwart his plan, Ivan sics his ChildSoldiers on her, knowing she will be forced to go easy on them. Black Widow has dealt with tyrants, assassins, and superpowered monsters throughout her career, but Ivan Somdorov was the worst of them all.
* ''Film/IronMan1'' {{novelization}}, by Creator/PeterDavid: [[BigBad Obadiah Stane]] is presented as [[AdaptationalVillainy far worse than his film counterpart]]. Stane is a [[WarForFunAndProfit warmonger]] and [[ArmsDealer weapons manufacturer]] who hires terrorists to murder his surrogate nephew, Tony Stark, alongside an entire military squad. Using Tony's seeming death to take over Stark Industries and begin selling off dangerous weapons to terrorists for a profit, Stane later betrays and wipes out his former terrorist partners before attempting to murder Tony with his bare hands. After creating his own suit of superpowered armor and becoming the Iron Monger, Stane slaughters anyone in his way in a mad attempt to murder Tony and Pepper Potts, using a woman and her four [[WouldHurtAChild children]] as ammo to attack Tony with. In his prime moment of villainy, Stane completely ignores the fact that the damaged Arc reactor will explode and wipe out thousands of innocents, so hell-bent on crushing Tony that he is willing to take down an entire city in the process.

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* [[EmotionEater D'Spayre]], real name Andre Deschaine, the BigBad of season 2, was once an aspiring jazz musician who received powers from the Roxxon oil rig explosion, which allowed him to remove his headache pain by feeding off the despair of others. To cultivate this despair, he [[ManipulativeBastard manipulates]] a nurse named Avandalia "Lia" Dewan into abandoning her life for him, and together they cultivate a sexual slavery ring under the guise of a community support group for abuse victims, using the group to find more victims. Once Ty and Tandy destroy the ring, D'Spayre feeds off Avandalia one more time, and [[YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness abandons her barely-living body on the side of the road]]. After visiting the voodoo priestess Chantelle, who he later murders, D'Spayre uses his powers to rise to godhood, abducting people from across New Orleans to his PocketDimension so he can feed off their despair forever. While on the surface a helpful community support worker, D'Spayre is truly a sociopathic monster who inflicts unimaginable horrors on anyone who isn't himself in order to fuel his own power.


* ''Series/JessicaJones2015'': [[BigBad Kilgrave]], real name [[ItsAllAboutMe Kevin Thompson]], is an amoral, [[MindRape mind-controlling]] sociopath responsible for the ruination and deaths of countless lives throughout the series. After gaining his powers due to his parents' painful, though well-intentioned, experiments on him, Kilgrave turned them into his slaves and grew up getting everything he wanted, notably [[SerialRapist raping women]], ordering those who annoyed him to maim or [[PsychicAssistedSuicide kill themselves]], and tormenting children, simply because [[ForTheEvulz he felt like it]]. Kilgrave becomes obsessed with heroine Jessica Jones when she breaks free of his control after he forced her to kill an innocent, and begins ruining her life by addicting her neighbors to drugs and having them kill themselves in her house, ordering one of her clients to murder her own parents in front of Jessica, and tries to manipulate her into becoming his slave again by holding people hostage by the dozen. Though seemingly caring for his parents, Kilgrave reveals his true colors as he forces his mother to stab herself to death and has his father taken apart limb by limb until he is dead. When seemingly beaten, Kilgrave orders dozens of innocents to kill each other just to distract Jessica, and uses his final act to proclaim his intent to make Jessica's sister Trish his new slave to be raped and tortured at his leisure. A [[EvilIsPetty petty]], childish bully who wanted everyone to be his playthings while [[NeverMyFault never admitting true guilt to anything he did]], Kilgrave is one of the most despicable villains the MCU has to offer.

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* ''Series/JessicaJones2015'': [[BigBad Kilgrave]], real name [[ItsAllAboutMe Kevin "Kilgrave" Thompson]], the season 1 BigBad, is an amoral, [[MindRape mind-controlling]] sociopath responsible for the ruination and deaths of countless lives throughout the series.lives. After gaining his powers due to his parents' painful, though well-intentioned, experiments on him, Kilgrave turned them into his slaves and grew up getting everything he wanted, notably [[SerialRapist raping women]], ordering those who annoyed him to maim or [[PsychicAssistedSuicide kill themselves]], and tormenting children, simply because [[ForTheEvulz he felt like it]]. Kilgrave becomes obsessed with heroine Jessica Jones when she breaks free of his control after he forced her to kill an innocent, and begins ruining her life by addicting her neighbors to drugs and having them kill themselves in her house, ordering one of her clients to murder her own parents in front of Jessica, and tries to manipulate her into becoming his slave again by holding people hostage by the dozen. Though seemingly caring for his parents, Kilgrave reveals his true colors as he forces his mother to stab herself to death and has his father taken apart limb by limb until he is dead. When seemingly beaten, Kilgrave orders dozens of innocents to kill each other just to distract Jessica, and uses his final act to proclaim his intent to make Jessica's sister Trish his new slave to be raped and tortured at his leisure. A [[EvilIsPetty petty]], childish bully who wanted everyone to be his playthings while [[NeverMyFault never admitting true guilt to anything he did]], Kilgrave is one of the most despicable villains the MCU has to offer.


* ''Film/TheIncredibleHulk'' (2008 Video Game): [[GeneralRipper Major Glenn Talbot]], a far cry from his [[Series/AgentsOfSHIELD later]] MCU [[SympatheticInspectorAntagonist characterization]], is a homicidal army major obsessed with taking down the Hulk, Bruce Banner, through any means necessary. Beginning his attacks on Hulk by launching numerous missile strikes on him, Talbot disregards his soldiers' objections that the missiles will impact many highly-populated areas of New York, and pins all the ensuing destruction on the Hulk. When press helicopters fly too close to his military base, Talbot orders them all shot down, hoping to silence the reporters' attempts to oust him as a madman. Showing no care for innocents, Talbot kidnaps both Hulk's best friend, Rick Jones, and his LoveInterest, Betty Ross, to use as hostages to draw him out, and, when the army turns on him after they learn of his crimes, Talbot responds by killing the soldiers sent after him, attempting to murder the Hulk, then setting his Hulkbuster armor to detonate, fully knowing it will wipe out most of the city, just to kill the Hulk. A sociopath who abused his power for no reason other than blind hatred and [[GreenEyedMonster jealousy]], Glenn Talbot stood out, even to Bruce Banner, as [[HeWhoFightsMonsters a truly wicked man whose hatred made him far worse than the "monsters" he claimed to be fighting]].

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* ''Film/TheIncredibleHulk'' ''VideoGame/TheIncredibleHulk'' (2008 Video Game): [[GeneralRipper Major Glenn Talbot]], a far cry from his [[Series/AgentsOfSHIELD later]] MCU [[SympatheticInspectorAntagonist characterization]], is a homicidal army major obsessed with taking down the Hulk, Bruce Banner, through any means necessary. Beginning his attacks on Hulk by launching numerous missile strikes on him, Talbot disregards his soldiers' objections that the missiles will impact many highly-populated areas of New York, and pins all the ensuing destruction on the Hulk. When press helicopters fly too close to his military base, Talbot orders them all shot down, hoping to silence the reporters' attempts to oust him as a madman. Showing no care for innocents, Talbot kidnaps both Hulk's best friend, Rick Jones, and his LoveInterest, Betty Ross, to use as hostages to draw him out, and, when the army turns on him after they learn of his crimes, Talbot responds by killing the soldiers sent after him, attempting to murder the Hulk, then setting his Hulkbuster armor to detonate, fully knowing it will wipe out most of the city, just to kill the Hulk. A sociopath who abused his power for no reason other than blind hatred and [[GreenEyedMonster jealousy]], Glenn Talbot stood out, even to Bruce Banner, as [[HeWhoFightsMonsters a truly wicked man whose hatred made him far worse than the "monsters" he claimed to be fighting]].


* [[MadScientist Dr. Daniel Whitehall]], real name Werner Reinhardt, is one of the heads of ComicBook/{{HYDRA}} in season 2's present day, a former disciple of the ComicBook/RedSkull, and a true believer in Schmidt's cause of eliminating TheEvilsOfFreeWill. A bespectacled madman with a [[FauxAffablyEvil seemingly pleasant exterior]], Whitehall has performed horrific human experiments during World War II and in the present, using the Obelisk to test how quickly people died after touching it. In the 1980's, Reinhardt brutally tortured and eviscerated Skye's mother, Jiaying, via surgery to obtain her powers of lasting youth, discarding her afterwards. Although she survived, Jiaying was warped by the experience and [[WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds became a murderous villain in her own right]]. In the present, Whitehall brags about having mastered the art of [[AndIMustScream keeping his victims conscious as he performs gruesome and invasive surgeries without anesthesia]], brainwashes people, including loyal ComicBook/{{SHIELD}} agents, into becoming his slaves, frames S.H.I.E.L.D. for killing sprees that he himself organized, and ordered the Bus shot down, despite Ward promising mercy, after forcing its passengers to surrender Skye. Whitehall's goal is to use the Obelisk and the city it leads to in order to create a WeaponOfMassDestruction, which he will use to kill millions, if not billions of people. In his final appearance, Whitehall plans to torture Skye to death and force her father to watch. In his final moments of life, Whitehall smiles as he prepares to shoot Cal, only being stopped when Coulson guns him down. A sadistic, sociopathic ControlFreak, Daniel Whitehall is a cold-blooded madman and one of the worst that HYDRA has to offer.

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* [[MadScientist Dr. Daniel Whitehall]], real name Werner Reinhardt, is one of the heads of ComicBook/{{HYDRA}} [[Characters/{{MCUHYDRA}} HYDRA]] in season 2's present day, a former disciple of the ComicBook/RedSkull, and a true believer in Schmidt's cause of eliminating TheEvilsOfFreeWill. A bespectacled madman with a [[FauxAffablyEvil seemingly pleasant exterior]], Whitehall has performed horrific human experiments during World War II and in the present, using the Obelisk to test how quickly people died after touching it. In the 1980's, Reinhardt brutally tortured and eviscerated Skye's mother, Jiaying, via surgery to obtain her powers of lasting youth, discarding her afterwards. Although she survived, Jiaying was warped by the experience and [[WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds became a murderous villain in her own right]]. In the present, Whitehall brags about having mastered the art of [[AndIMustScream keeping his victims conscious as he performs gruesome and invasive surgeries without anesthesia]], anesthesia]]; brainwashes people, including loyal ComicBook/{{SHIELD}} [[Characters/{{MCUSHIELD}} S.H.I.E.L.D]] agents, into becoming his slaves, slaves; frames S.H.I.E.L.D. for killing sprees that he himself organized, organized; and ordered the Bus shot down, despite Ward promising mercy, after forcing its passengers to surrender Skye. Whitehall's goal is to use the Obelisk and the city it leads to in order to create a WeaponOfMassDestruction, which he will use to kill millions, if not billions of people. In his final appearance, Whitehall plans to torture Skye to death and force her father to watch. In his final moments of life, Whitehall smiles as he prepares to shoot Cal, only being stopped when Coulson guns him down. A sadistic, sociopathic ControlFreak, Daniel Whitehall is a cold-blooded madman and one of the worst that HYDRA has to offer.


* ''Film/CaptainAmericaTheFirstAvenger'': [[BigBad Johann Schmidt]], aka the ComicBook/RedSkull, is a profound narcissist who [[AGodAmI believes himself a god]] that is no longer [[TheUnfettered bound by humanity's rules]]. The head of [[Characters/MCUHYDRA HYDRA]], a Nazi military organization, Schmidt has turned the group into his own personal cult. He's first introduced killing the guardian of the Tesseract and ordering the entire village where it was hidden wiped out for seemingly no reason. He goes on to betray Hitler and the Nazi party to pursue his own goals and murders the three men sent to check on the status of his research. Schmidt uses the Tesseract to make fantastic new weapons for [=HYDRA=], and has [=POWs=] torturously experimented on in order to replicate Dr. Erskine's SuperSerum. Despite their fanatical devotion to Schmidt, he continually shows no concern for the welfare of his men, having them chomp cyanide pills when captured to avoid giving out information on him, executing one merely for surviving an attack on a HYDRA base, and activating the self-destruct sequence at another [=HYDRA=] base when the Allied forces overrun it, not caring that hundreds of his troops will be killed in the blast. Schmidt's ultimate plan is to use his new weapons to wipe out half the planet, bombing nearly every major city including his own capital, just so he can rule over what's left.

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* ''Film/CaptainAmericaTheFirstAvenger'': [[BigBad Johann Schmidt]], aka the ComicBook/RedSkull, is a profound narcissist who [[AGodAmI believes himself a god]] that is no longer [[TheUnfettered bound by humanity's rules]]. The head of [[Characters/MCUHYDRA [[Characters/{{MCUHYDRA}} HYDRA]], a Nazi military organization, Schmidt has turned the group into his own personal cult. He's first introduced killing the guardian of the Tesseract and ordering the entire village where it was hidden wiped out for seemingly no reason. He goes on to betray Hitler and the Nazi party to pursue his own goals and murders the three men sent to check on the status of his research. Schmidt uses the Tesseract to make fantastic new weapons for [=HYDRA=], and has [=POWs=] torturously experimented on in order to replicate Dr. Erskine's SuperSerum. Despite their fanatical devotion to Schmidt, he continually shows no concern for the welfare of his men, having them chomp cyanide pills when captured to avoid giving out information on him, executing one merely for surviving an attack on a HYDRA base, and activating the self-destruct sequence at another [=HYDRA=] base when the Allied forces overrun it, not caring that hundreds of his troops will be killed in the blast. Schmidt's ultimate plan is to use his new weapons to wipe out half the planet, bombing nearly every major city including his own capital, just so he can rule over what's left.


* ''Film/CaptainAmericaTheFirstAvenger'': [[BigBad Johann Schmidt]], aka the ComicBook/RedSkull, is a profound narcissist who [[AGodAmI believes himself a god]] that is no longer [[TheUnfettered bound by humanity's rules]]. The head of ComicBook/{{HYDRA}}, a Nazi military organization, Schmidt has turned the group into his own personal cult. He's first introduced killing the guardian of the Tesseract and ordering the entire village where it was hidden wiped out for seemingly no reason. He goes on to betray Hitler and the Nazi party to pursue his own goals and murders the three men sent to check on the status of his research. Schmidt uses the Tesseract to make fantastic new weapons for [=HYDRA=], and has [=POWs=] torturously experimented on in order to replicate Dr. Erskine's SuperSerum. Despite their fanatical devotion to Schmidt, he continually shows no concern for the welfare of his men, having them chomp cyanide pills when captured to avoid giving out information on him, executing one merely for surviving an attack on a HYDRA base, and activating the self-destruct sequence at another [=HYDRA=] base when the Allied forces overrun it, not caring that hundreds of his troops will be killed in the blast. Schmidt's ultimate plan is to use his new weapons to wipe out half the planet, bombing nearly every major city including his own capital, just so he can rule over what's left.

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* ''Film/CaptainAmericaTheFirstAvenger'': [[BigBad Johann Schmidt]], aka the ComicBook/RedSkull, is a profound narcissist who [[AGodAmI believes himself a god]] that is no longer [[TheUnfettered bound by humanity's rules]]. The head of ComicBook/{{HYDRA}}, [[Characters/MCUHYDRA HYDRA]], a Nazi military organization, Schmidt has turned the group into his own personal cult. He's first introduced killing the guardian of the Tesseract and ordering the entire village where it was hidden wiped out for seemingly no reason. He goes on to betray Hitler and the Nazi party to pursue his own goals and murders the three men sent to check on the status of his research. Schmidt uses the Tesseract to make fantastic new weapons for [=HYDRA=], and has [=POWs=] torturously experimented on in order to replicate Dr. Erskine's SuperSerum. Despite their fanatical devotion to Schmidt, he continually shows no concern for the welfare of his men, having them chomp cyanide pills when captured to avoid giving out information on him, executing one merely for surviving an attack on a HYDRA base, and activating the self-destruct sequence at another [=HYDRA=] base when the Allied forces overrun it, not caring that hundreds of his troops will be killed in the blast. Schmidt's ultimate plan is to use his new weapons to wipe out half the planet, bombing nearly every major city including his own capital, just so he can rule over what's left.


* The Clairvoyant aka [[spoiler:John Garrett]] is the BigBad of the first season. Heading the Centipede Project [[spoiler:as a powerful figure in HYDRA]], the Clairvoyant has superpowered individuals abducted and experimented on, implants his soldiers with {{explosive leash}}es, which he utilizes should they fail him or [[YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness outlive their usefulness]], had Coulson tortured to reveal the secret of his revival, and frequently [[IHaveYourWife kidnaps and threatens the lives of the loved ones of his "employees"]] in order to ensure their complete loyalty. At one point he implanted a ComicBook/{{SHIELD}} Agent with an explosive leash and forced her to work for him, work that included massacring a subway train full of bank security personnel to get what they were guarding. Later he implanted an Explosive Leash in Mike Peterson as well, abducted his son, and turned Mike into the cyborg villain Deathlok against his will. [[FauxAffablyEvil Despite his cheery demeanor]], the Clairvoyant has no loyalty or empathy for anyone, not even to his [[UndyingLoyalty undyingly loyal]] right-hand man, [[spoiler:Grant Ward]], whom he nearly killed to further his own plans. Later, he would force [[spoiler:Ward]] to [[IfYoureSoEvilEatThisKitten attempt to murder his two friends]], [[spoiler:Fitz and Simmons]], in order to prove he's not weak. Ultimately, the Clairvoyant's true interest was extending his own life, and once he'd achieved that he went on to plan world domination.

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* The Clairvoyant aka [[spoiler:John Garrett]] is the BigBad of the first season. Heading [[Characters/MCUHYDRATheCentipedeGroup the Centipede Project Project]] [[spoiler:as a powerful figure in HYDRA]], the Clairvoyant has superpowered individuals abducted and experimented on, implants his soldiers with {{explosive leash}}es, which he utilizes should they fail him or [[YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness outlive their usefulness]], had Coulson tortured to reveal the secret of his revival, and frequently [[IHaveYourWife kidnaps and threatens the lives of the loved ones of his "employees"]] in order to ensure their complete loyalty. At one point he implanted a ComicBook/{{SHIELD}} SHIELD Agent with an explosive leash and forced her to work for him, work that included massacring a subway train full of bank security personnel to get what they were guarding. Later he implanted an Explosive Leash in Mike Peterson as well, abducted his son, and turned Mike into the cyborg villain Deathlok against his will. [[FauxAffablyEvil Despite his cheery demeanor]], the Clairvoyant has no loyalty or empathy for anyone, not even to his [[UndyingLoyalty undyingly loyal]] right-hand man, [[spoiler:Grant Ward]], whom he nearly killed to further his own plans. Later, he would force [[spoiler:Ward]] to [[IfYoureSoEvilEatThisKitten attempt to murder his two friends]], [[spoiler:Fitz and Simmons]], in order to prove he's not weak. Ultimately, the Clairvoyant's true interest was extending his own life, and once he'd achieved that he went on to plan world domination.


* ''Film/GuardiansOfTheGalaxyVol2'': [[Characters/MCUEgoTheLivingPlanet Ego]], Peter "Star-Lord" Quill's [[ArchnemesisDad father]] and the BigBad, is an immortal Celestial, who once traveled the universe seeking companionship, but found that other life utterly disappointed him and lost any interest in them. Ego instead decided upon a plan of [[AssimilationPlot assimilating all creation into himself]] in what he termed "The Expansion". Lacking the power to do so on his own, he sired countless children, hoping they would inherit his Celestial powers, [[OffingTheOffspring killing them]] out of disappointment when they didn't. Traveling to earth, Ego met Meredith Quill, whom he developed genuine feelings for. Unwilling to deviate from The Expansion, Ego [[spoiler:[[KickTheMoralityPet gave her the brain tumor that killed her]]]] to ensure [[ItsAllAboutMe nothing held him back from his self-appointed purpose]]. After learning Peter might carry the Celestial gene, Ego tracked him down, playing the good father to him before revealing the true purpose of The Expansion, revealing his true nature when he believed Peter wouldn't care. When Peter turns on Ego, Ego enslaves him to his own power to use Peter [[LivingBattery as a battery]] for the next thousand years before kicking off The Expansion to consume every living thing in the universe, spitefully [[KickTheDog destroying Peter's Walkman]] which was a gift from Meredith and his last link to his mother. When Peter attempts to stop Ego, Ego tries to murder Peter's friends as well with no care. [[AGodAmI Believing himself to be the ultimate being in the universe]], convinced that all life is worthless save to be devoured and assimilated by him, and with his hands stained with the blood of thousands of his own children, Ego demonstrates the true terror of a godlike being hell-bent on imposing his nightmarish vision on the galaxy, while also managing to be one of the most personal villains in the franchise.

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* ''Film/GuardiansOfTheGalaxyVol2'': [[Characters/MCUEgoTheLivingPlanet Ego]], Peter "Star-Lord" "[[Characters/MCUStarLord Star-Lord]]" Quill's [[ArchnemesisDad father]] and the BigBad, father]], is an immortal Celestial, who once traveled the universe seeking companionship, but found that other life utterly disappointed him and lost any interest in them. Ego instead decided upon a plan of [[AssimilationPlot assimilating all creation into himself]] in what he termed "The Expansion". Lacking the power to do so on his own, he sired countless children, hoping they would inherit his Celestial powers, [[OffingTheOffspring killing them]] out of disappointment when they didn't. Traveling to earth, Ego met Meredith Quill, whom he developed genuine feelings for. Unwilling to deviate from The Expansion, Ego [[spoiler:[[KickTheMoralityPet gave her the brain tumor that killed her]]]] to ensure [[ItsAllAboutMe nothing held him back from his self-appointed purpose]].purpose. After learning Peter might carry the Celestial gene, Ego tracked him down, playing the good father to him before revealing the true purpose of The Expansion, revealing his true nature when he believed Peter wouldn't care. When Peter turns on Ego, Ego enslaves him to his own power to use Peter [[LivingBattery as a battery]] for the next thousand years before kicking off The Expansion to consume every living thing in the universe, spitefully [[KickTheDog destroying Peter's Walkman]] which was a gift from Meredith and his last link to his mother. When Peter attempts to stop Ego, Ego tries to murder Peter's friends as well with no care. [[AGodAmI Believing himself to be the ultimate being in the universe]], convinced that all life is worthless save to be devoured and assimilated by him, and with his hands stained with the blood of thousands of his own children, Ego demonstrates the true terror of a godlike being hell-bent on imposing his nightmarish vision on the galaxy, while also managing to be one of the most personal villains in the franchise.


* ''Film/IronMan1'': In the {{novelization}} by Creator/PeterDavid, [[BigBad Obadiah Stane]] is presented as far worse than his film counterpart. Stane is a warmonger and [[ArmsDealer weapons manufacturer]] who hires terrorists to murder his surrogate nephew, Tony Stark, alongside an entire military squad. Using Tony's seeming death to take over Stark Industries and begin selling off dangerous weapons to terrorists for a profit, Stane later betrays and wipes out his former terrorist partners before attempting to murder Tony with his bare hands. After creating his own suit of superpowered armor and becoming the Iron Monger, Stane slaughters anyone in his way in a mad attempt to murder Tony and Pepper Potts, using a woman and her four [[WouldHurtAChild children]] as ammo to attack Tony with. In his prime moment of villainy, Stane completely ignores the fact that the damaged Arc reactor will explode and wipe out thousands of innocents, so hell-bent on crushing Tony that he is willing to take down an entire city in the process.

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* ''Film/IronMan1'': In the {{novelization}} ''Film/IronMan1'' {{novelization}}, by Creator/PeterDavid, Creator/PeterDavid: [[BigBad Obadiah Stane]] is presented as [[AdaptationalVillainy far worse than his film counterpart. counterpart]]. Stane is a warmonger [[WarForFunAndProfit warmonger]] and [[ArmsDealer weapons manufacturer]] who hires terrorists to murder his surrogate nephew, Tony Stark, alongside an entire military squad. Using Tony's seeming death to take over Stark Industries and begin selling off dangerous weapons to terrorists for a profit, Stane later betrays and wipes out his former terrorist partners before attempting to murder Tony with his bare hands. After creating his own suit of superpowered armor and becoming the Iron Monger, Stane slaughters anyone in his way in a mad attempt to murder Tony and Pepper Potts, using a woman and her four [[WouldHurtAChild children]] as ammo to attack Tony with. In his prime moment of villainy, Stane completely ignores the fact that the damaged Arc reactor will explode and wipe out thousands of innocents, so hell-bent on crushing Tony that he is willing to take down an entire city in the process.

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