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Malicious Looping Entities are Loopers who harm Yggdrasil's stability instead of helping it. The exact opposite of Anchors, though fortunately they're rare.

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Responsible for the loss of the entire Puella Magi Branch of Yggdrasil, Kyubey is considered to be the most dangerous MLE to ever live, which is only made worse by the fact that he cannot actually feel emotions.
  • Arch-Enemy: To Madoka, given what happened to their home Loop and his responsibility for its fate.
  • Blue-and-Orange Morality: Like in Baseline, Kyubey doesn't see things in the same way most lifeforms do, making him unable to be reasoned with.
  • The Dreaded: A particularly strong case even by MLE standards due to the fact that he managed to wipe out an entire Branch of Yggdrasil, perhaps making him the first individual to do so in any capacity.
  • Even Evil Has Standards:
    • Even he is annoyed and appalled by Billy's antics.
    • After a stealth Loop in the Winx Club universe he found necessary to warn Flora of something he discovered about Bloom's powers that would put to risk all the universes if anyone else gets their hands on it, and told Carmen Sandiego to never teach the Trix the thieving skills typical of her crew in spite of their Punny Names and already being low-level Impossible Thieves because, as unhinged as they are, achieving those skills would put them on par with the MLEs.
  • Evil Mentor: Informed Reiji Akaba about Looping and subspace Pockets, in place of a regular Looper.
  • I Need a Freaking Drink: Went on a bender after meeting Billy. Nobody blamed him.
  • Karma Houdini: Tricked Madoka into Ascending, which destroyed her universe, and got away scot-free. Similarly got away with his actions in the Blue Exorcist verse, with his only ramifications being an Eiken Loop with Yukio.
  • Master of Disguise: Passed an entire Loop in the Winx verse disguised as Bloom's pet bunny. He implies he does similar tricks often.
  • Non-Action MLE: Kyubey does not fight other Loopers to get his destruction done in-Loop, unlike most MLEs who are prone to violence.
  • Super Empowering: Still offers this, though most Loopers refuse to even consider it. However, non-Loopers are still targets, as seen with Shiemi Moriyama, who later became a Looper herself with the same powers.
  • Will Not Tell a Lie: Kyubey does not lie, he simply speaks in half-truths and "from a certain point of view". This is particularly notable during his Loop into the Blue Exorcist verse - he technically never lies to Shiemi when he says that the witch they are tracking down is responsible for the disappearance of her class mate Izumo (the witch was Izumo), or that Rin was affected by Satan's flames and that he got it when his adopted father was killed (he simply omitted the how).

    Dio Brando 
The adopted brother of Jonathan Joestar turned evil vampire, he began Looping because of his connection to his so-called brother, and has been causing problems for everybody else in the multiverse ever since.
  • Arch-Enemy: To the Jojo Loopers, Pikachu, and Flora.
  • Dragged into Drag: Dio didn't want to crossdress in the first place, but was forced into being put into a dress with fairy wings after being defeated by the Winx.
  • The Dreaded: Particularly for being the most dangerous MLE in a one-on-one fight.
  • Even Evil Has Standards: Quite averted. Unlike Kyubey, he is not "evil" by fault of different perspectives. He is evil with human perspectives on morality.
  • Pragmatic Villainy: Dio eventually realized, in no small part thanks to Mandy, that his plan was never going to be done when everyone knows his weaknesses, and eventually realized that if he has an entire section devoted to himself then it's obvious that he has way too many potential enemies. With all this in mind, Dio has begun his path to try and rid himself of the MLE label.
  • Time Stands Still: While nowhere near as dangerous of an ability as it was in Baseline, due to the fact that many other Loopers have also picked up at least one ability that allows them to manipulate time themselves, it is still more than enough to throw many of the less-experienced Loopers off-guard just enough to pick them off with ease.
  • Villains Out Shopping: Currently enjoying a very successful career as a musician after ID of the Xenogears Branch hired him as a bass player for his heavy metal band, the Demons of Elru.
  • Wham Line: "I, DIO, have solemnly sweared to give up on Ascending while Yggdrasil's being repaired, and thus, have given up on being an MLE."

A modified clone of Roll Light from the future, this robot managed to exploit a loophole to get herself Looping, with any sort of physical contact with her original counterpart being the trigger for her to Awaken.
  • Always a Bigger Fish: Waltz is undeniably dangerous, but she's only capable of causing a Level 4 even at her worst. Compare that to the Level 2 event that destroyed the Unknown Loop.
  • Anti-Climax: Waltz was eventually dealt with for good by this manner, not even with so much as fanfare on the part of anyone familiar with her on screen. She simply had her code fixed.
  • Ax-Crazy: Unlike Quint, Waltz is completely insane.
  • The Dreaded: Not even her "brother" Quint can stand her.
  • Hidden Depths: Buried under layers of psychosis, though. And she did genuinely love Metal Sonic. But she liked killing more.
    • Worse, it's implied some of her hidden depths just make her angry, and therefore more unstable.
  • Kick the Dog: In one Loop, Waltz wasn't Awake and was an ally to Roll in a fight against an evil Quint's plan. Then, a virus he made uploaded into Waltz, and she Awoke. She then promptly made a point of rubbing this in Roll's face, adding the Unawake Waltz was still in there somewhere, and that she'd try and drag her through to the next Loop.
  • Omnicidal Maniac: And proud of it.
  • One-Winged Angel: Manages to turn herself into a copy of Metal Sonic's Metal Overlord form. It doesn't last very long.
  • Ret-Gone: Thanks to The Refactoring clearing enough of Waltz's code to reveal that she's not in fact a Looper in any way, she was effectively reset back to her Baseline personality.

A Crisis Crossover Villain from the Yu-Gi-Oh Loops who believes the card game will destroy the world (not without reason).
  • The Dreaded: To the Yu-Gi-Oh Loopers after his Awakening, but not so much to Loopers abroad due to the guy only appearing once.
  • Well-Intentioned Extremist: His actions are solely driven on being from a Bad Future and only seeks to destroy the Duel Monsters card game. It is implied that after looping out of the Yu-Gi-Oh verse, Paradox will probably calm down. Probably.

    The Tick 
Anchor and Looping threat all in one, the Tick is convinced he's destined to be a hero and that his actions are helping. They really aren't.

A sentient computer virus/God-Knows-What that plagues the Mega Man Loops. It's aware of the Loops, and it wants out.
  • Demonic Possession: How it spreads. Might have taken over Dr. Light at least once during the attempts to get the Megaverse going. In another, it apparently got to Dr. Wily, Sigma, Dr. Weil, and Dr. Albert (and possibly others) and fused them together.
  • The Dreaded: Blues is still terrified by this thing.
  • Hero Killer: Is responsible for the Crash, and the loss of the Unknown Loop. Before that, it was trying to turn the Anchor of that Loop, along with Rock, Roll, and Blues, into fuel to escape into the Loops.
  • Karma Houdini: It managed to survive the Crash by hiding away inside Dr. Wily. @nd Blues. And possibly elsewhere.
  • Knight of Cerebus: When this thing shows up, no matter how bad the situation might be, things will get so much worse.
  • No Name Given: "Nightmare" isn't actually its name, but the result of a misunderstanding by the Troper who first added the character to this page. But it is at least fitting (and better than nothing at all).

Billy from The Grim Adventures of Billy & Mandy is an odd case of MLE, in that he's not actively evil or has an overall goal. He's just so ragingly stupid that he's a danger to not only those around him, but also quite possibly himself.
  • Achievements in Ignorance: Managed to accomplish some flat-out impossible goals simply because he was too stupid to realize they were impossible, whether he did it intentionally or not. Some of his achievements include:
    • Accidentally killing several near-omnipotent Loopers - Han Solo, Anakin Skywalker (whom he killed twice), Twilight Sparkle...
    • Managed to cause Han and Anakin to bond over their mutual loathing of him.
    • Annoyed another possibly-insane person (Caboose) to the point they became temporarily sane and shot him.
    • Responsible for Gendo Ikari becoming a Looper.
    • Annoyed Kyubey enough to make him show some emotions by driving him to needing a drink.
    • Managing to crash three Punishment Loops!
  • Beyond the Impossible:
    • Again, managing to crash three Punishment Loops. For those who don't know, Punishment Loops usually lock a Looper's abilities and Pocket, usually puts them in a Loop where they're railroaded on the source's plot no matter what they do, and are among some of the most stable Loops on Yggdrasil.
    • Causing Gendo Ikari to Loop. Loopers are usually activated depending on their relationships with the Branch's Anchor and other Loopers - the closer the relationships, the more likely the character is to begin Looping. Gendo was not only hated by all the Evangelion Loopers but by most of the multiverse, as Evangelion is one of the seven oldest Looping universes and thus most Loopers have met (and come to hate) his Baseline self. The only non-MLE more hated than him is Dolores Umbridge, so the idea of him Looping was inconceivable. Billy managed it anyway.
  • Cloudcuckoolander: Quite possibly the most dangerous example in all of Yggdrasil because his strange and stupid behavior can crash Loops without him deliberately trying to.
  • The Dreaded: While all MLEs are this to some degree, Billy is by far the worst case among them simply because he can't be reasoned with. He's not causing damage to Yggdrasil because he wants to, but because he's a complete moron who not only doesn't know any better but is also completely physically and mentally incapable of knowing any better. Not only that, but his stupidity allows him to do downright-impossible things, meaning that, unlike other MLEs, the only safe way to neutralize him is to kill him. It's telling that he's so stupid that even other MLEs fear and hate him.
  • Hanlon's Razor: This, or more specifically Grey's Law, is the reason he's an MLE despite not actually being malicious. He doesn't set out to hurt others, but his stupidity leads to him taking actions with horrible consequences.
  • Lethally Stupid: Pretty much the main reason he's an MLE, despite not being actively evil.
  • Non-Indicative Name: He's labelled a Malicious Looping Entity despite not being malicious in any way.
  • Non-Malicious Monster: He really isn't evil or actively trying to harm others. He's just so utterly stupid that it's nearly (and sometimes actually) lethal to those around him, and sometimes himself too.
  • Token Good Teammate: He's the only MLE who is not actively evil. He's just so completely stupid that he becomes a major threat to everyone around him.
  • Too Dumb to Live: His actions frequently get himself killed in the Loops, along with quite a few others who are in the same Loop with him. Also crosses into Too Dumb To Allow To Live, since his status as an MLE means that most Loopers will attempt to kill him on sight.

Supposed MLEs

    Face McShooty  
An insane, suicidal mook who claims to be a Level 1 MLE in MLP Loops 71.2.
  • Ambiguous Situation: There's no actual proof he's an MLE; it's quite likely he's just lying to get Gilda to shoot him in the face. Or maybe he really is as dangerous as he says, and is happy to use it as an excuse.
  • Death Seeker: As in Borderlands 2, he just really wants to be shot in the face.