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  • Susie Campbell does this a few times in Bendy and the Ink Machine:
    • During her introduction as a real-life Alice Angel, there's a part between her Jump Scare and the lights coming back on where she laughs.
    • At the end of Chapter 3, as the elevator is ascending, she's monologing about heaven. She tells Henry that she thinks she'll never get to see it and starts sobbing. However, her sobs quickly turn into evil laughter and she reveals that she had no intention of letting Henry and Boris escape because she wants Boris's insides. Then she causes the elevator to plummet with those two on it.
  • Fire Emblem:
    • In a non-villainous example, Tharja in Fire Emblem Awakening has a pretty scary one. Unlike others, she isn't very loud with it, but the result is even more creepy.
      "Mmmh-mmmh-mmmh-mmmh..."
    • Fire Emblem Fates:
      • Selkie laughs crazily when she's about to score a critical hit.
      • Garon's laugh is so blatantly evil, the captions literally state "(laughs evilly)" when you confront him at the end of Birthright.
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    • In Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia, Berkut lets out a genuinely terrifying laugh when he finally snaps and sacrifices his fiancee's soul to Duma in exchange for more power.
  • Father Grigori in Half-Life 2 is not evil, just crazy, but laughs evilly anyway as he shoots zombies.
  • Kira Daidohji of Arcana Heart. A pre-pubescent Large Ham Mad Scientist with dreams of World Domination? This trope is practically required!
    • Actually, as with the Wicked Witch, an evil laugh is also traditional for a Mad Scientist character (though not all of them).
  • The Batman: Arkham Asylum and Batman: Arkham City games have The Joker, naturally. Joker is not the only one; Scarecrow gives him a run for his money with his creepy giggles.
  • In Baldur's Gate, Sarevok from the first game is available in the final expansion as an optional party member. His maniacal laughter is one of his battlecries and he'll sometime throw his evil laugh when you give him orders.
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  • Gruntilda in Banjo-Kazooie. She gave out a rather impressive evil cackle whenever you hit the "Save and Quit" option in the menu.
  • In BioShock, Atlas/Frank Fontaine bursts into an Evil Laugh once you have killed Andrew Ryan and shut off the self-destruct. Arguably, this is also a moment of Nice Job Breaking It, Hero!, although one built into the game's plot.
    • In what is probably the strangest example ever seen, the vending machines have a truly unsettling evil laugh.
      • Wait till you see the one in Hephestus that is broken and lobs grenades at you.
  • Any appearance of Big Bad Dr. Goldfire in the Blake Stone series is accompanied by his trademark "BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAA!"
  • Bomberman:
    • Bagular's evil laugh in Bomberman Hero is...Well, it's weird, creepy, and strangely awesome at the same time. Seriously.
    Ehhh heh heh heh heh...
    Rukifellth: Once I regain my earthly body, I shall create a new cosmos. MY Cosmos. A cosmos of chaos where only the strong shall survive! Ha ha... Ha ha... Bwah ha ha ha ha ha! (5 second pause) It's not much fun making speeches about my plans without an audience...(pause) Ha ha...Ha ha...Bwah ha ha ha ha ha!
    • Verbal tic or not, his laugh is still awesome.
    • Zoniha also gets into the laughing game.
  • Castlevania's version of Dracula loves doing this, and since he's voiced by Norio Wakamoto, it makes it all the more enjoyable. It's also apparently a mandatory thing for the Lord of Darkness, because Soma Cruz does it, too.
    • Castlevania: Order of Ecclesia has one too in the form of Albus, who laughs maniacally at complete random during the fight.
    • Castlevania: Curse of Darkness has Isaac, who has an amazing crazy laugh in both the Japanese and English voice tracks. The one in battle is bad enough (because he's about to kablam you across the arena with a certain attack), but in a particular cutscene (when Dracula brainjacks him and shanks Trevor Belmont), it's just - yeah. Don't play the game in a dark room when you approach that point. Isaac's English voice actor is, incidentally, Liam 'Also Lezard Valeth' O'Brien.
      • Dracula has a wicked snarly cackle in that game too.
    • Barlowe's laugh, especially when he frees Dracula's soul.
    • Patrick Steward, playing as the Necromancer, did a rather hilarious Evil Laugh in Castlevania: Lords of Shadow, probably due to his not being accustomed to playing a bad guy.
  • In Cauldron 2 for the Commodore 64, the witches have a good, hearty, and, by today's standards, painfully artificial sounding laugh each time the player dies. And it happens quite a lot, this being a Nintendo Hard game.
  • In Chrono Trigger, if you choose to sit down on the evil-looking throne in the Giant's Claw, really the Tyranno Lair long after Azala's defeat, the character in the front of the party does an Evil Laugh.
  • Wannabe mad scientist Vernon Von Grun frequently does this in City of Villains when you report back to him after a mission. It is made funnier by him asking you if you can tell that he's been working on the laugh, the laugh changing a few times, him asking you to join him in the laugh, and once breaking into a cough mid-laugh.
    • There is also an evil laugh emote for the players; though it lacks sound, it does go through physical motions that would make Doctor Frankenstein proud.
  • Parodied/subverted in The ClueFinders 4th grade adventures:
    Alistair: AAAAAHAHAHAHAHAH!!! AAAHAHAA- *cough, choke, gag* I swallowed my mint.
  • Command & Conquer:
    • The evil AI CABAL in the Command & Conquer: Tiberian Sun expansion pack Firestorm will, occasionally, do the mechanized Evil Laugh in the middle of a mission to taunt you.
    • Kane himself indulges in this trope during the intro to the GDI campaign of Tiberian Sun. Being the Magnificent Bastard that he is, however, his laugh is a confident chuckle instead of a crazed cackle.
    • Tanya from the Red Alert series likes doing this a lot, and, in at least one promotion video of Red Alert 3, Emperor Yoshiro and Premier Anatoly Cherdenko do this together with Tanya.
    • In the General's Challenge of Command & Conquer: Generals: Zero Hour, most of the generals you face has one of these, of varying evilness and insanity. General Tao in particular has an impressively unhinged chuckle:
    General Tao: ''Heh heheh-heh heh-heh...
  • Jedah of Darkstalkers is normally unflappable and very polite, but occasionally will indulge in a bit of mad laughter; most notably in one of his supers when he drags you underground and has hands of blood beat the crap out of you, or during one of his victory poses while gouging his eyes out!
  • Parodied in Day of the Tentacle for uncontrollable laughs. "Ha. Ha. Ha."
    • Subverted with "Chuckle chuckle", spoken out loud by Old Purple Tentacle.
  • Disgaea:
    • Laharl from Disgaea: Hour of Darkness. Upon officially becoming an Evil Overlord (well, mostly evil), he even spends the next few days perfecting it.
    • It comes to the point that whenever Laharl shows up in the sequels, the first indication you have that he has appeared is his (very recognizable) Evil Laugh piercing the air.
    • Badly attempted by evil clones of Kurtis in the sequel, Disgaea 2. Given the fact that their speech is more stilted than William Shatner, it comes out as a robotic "HA hee HA HA."
    • Like Laharl, Mao, the main character of Disgaea 3, will actually begin his respective turn with a humorously quick but evil "Mwuhu-haha!" What make it funnier is hearing it from the same voice actor that does Edward Elric in the English dub of Fullmetal Alchemist, Vic Mignogna. In the Japanese, it's loud but simple "HA HA HA!"
    • In Disgaea Infinite, Laharl and Mao try to brag about themselves while punctuating it with their Signature Laugh. As the exchange continues, both of them drop the bragging and just straight up try to out-laugh each other. By the end, the two are clearly straining themselves to get another laugh out despite having lost a lot of air and straining their throat in the process.
    • Appropriate for one seeking to be a final boss, Desco of Disgaea 4 uses a short, simple "Fuhahaha!". The evil factor of it is watered down a bit by her cutesy voice, though. There's also Valvatorez, who uses a calm "Hm hm hm..."
    • Few have a more evil and constantly used laugh than Overlord Zetta, he will even laugh like a maniac during his signature Zetta Beam attack.
    • Honestly, anyone with a good enough title will be subject to this trope, especially the Overlords in the Disgaea series and Makai Kingdom.
  • Dragon Age:
    • Although he's pretty completely Lawful Good, Alistair of Dragon Age: Origins can do an impressive Evil Laugh anyway. (Unless he spoils it by coughing in the middle, as he does once.)
    • Played much straighter, some of the darkspawn have extremely deep, growling, guttural laughs.
    • The Mother does this at the tail end of her first cutscene in Awakening. It's definitely Fan Disservice and intentional horror because her bare breasts jiggle while she does it. All eight of them.
  • As expected, your character in Evil Genius has one; it can be heard when you choose to "taunt" a captured agent.
  • In Fable I, your character can perform an evil laugh as an expression if he's renowned enough.
  • Predating KOF, Fatal Fury had Geese Howard, whose evil laughs ranged from small chuckles to even pulling off maniacal laughter when he lost (see around the 6:19 mark).
    • While it still feels evil, 2002 UM Rugal's evil laugh sounded like it came from an aging man.
      • It's not as great as it was back in '98, but you also have to remember that the sound team added a few extra effects to Rugal's laugh back then.
  • Final Fantasy:
  • Destoroyah in Godzilla Unleashed will start laughing after he defeats his enemies.
  • Nognir, the second episode boss from God of Thunder, gives an impressive digitized laugh when you enter his lair.
  • The final boss of Gradius Gaiden is the only one in the series to possess one. He laughs at the player while taunting him, though he's as powerless as every other final boss.
  • From Halo, there is but one maniacal laugh, but considering who it comes from, it's creepy. Y'know how, villainous as he was, the Flood Gravemind always seemed fairly calm and convincingly sane for a monster in any previous talks or encounters? Well, all of that is thrown away right after the final obstacle to his plan dies in Halo 3, and he lets rip a spectacular one. It's even worse when you remember (and hear) that even his voice is composite in nature. Listen to it here, and crank up the volume after the 'obstacle' dies.
    • He has a knack for doing this when his victory is (supposedly) assured. The Librarian mentions in the Halo 3 terminals that at the climactic final point in the Forerunners' war against the Flood, the Flood were... flooding every channel they could find with laughter. Imagine... trillions and trillions of assimilated aliens of countless species all laughing with the distorted, horrific voice of the Flood.
  • Leopold Charles Anthony Weasleby the Third from Henry Hatsworth in the Puzzling Adventure is unique in the fact that his Simlish Speak is mostly compromised of variation of his maniacal cackle and sneer. Cole actually has a similar one, which is not surprising since Weasleby is actually a robot that Cole created to antagonize Henry.
  • The Commodore 64 port of the 1984 computer game Impossible Mission is one of the earliest examples of digitized speech in a game. The villain's evil laugh signified that the clock had run out and the game was over. (Conversely, if the player successfully completed the game, he gave a kind of Big "NO!".)
  • The Commodore 64 version of Ghostbusters (1984) also has a decent evil laugh upon loading, though the voice doesn't belong to any character.
  • Killer7. Every single enemy in that game has a nightmare-inducing evil laugh. Creepy, twisted, truly completely insane. Even their boss, Kun Lan, has a bit of the more megalomaniacal variety.
  • Vexen from Kingdom Hearts: Chain of Memories. Expected, as it's the voice actor of the aforementioned Hojo.
    • Larxene, Repliku, and Vanitas also have pretty impressive laughs.
      • Vanitas's laugh deserves a special mention for being especially terrifying, since he shares his voice actor with series protagonist Sora, the personification of good-hearted.
    • Zexion, too.
    • Vivi in the Roxas Tutorial.
      TheHelldragon: [after hearing Vivi's creepily evil laugh in the Kingdom Hearts II playthrough] Heh heh heh... Please don't knife me.
    • Xemnas also has a good one (kind of requisite for any villain voiced by Norio Wakamoto), though in Kingdom Hearts II, it's mostly drowned out by the sound of the Beam Spam he's unleashing when he does it. You can hear it much more clearly in Dream Drop Distance while he's chucking buildings at you, though he doesn't always decide to use it.
    • When the surviving Organization members first appear to Sora & Co., they have a chorus of evil laughter at his expense. Most are pretty good... and then there's Demyx's rather unintimidating giggle.
  • Shao Kahn of Mortal Kombat! I rule this world MWAHAHAHAHA!!! (Unfortunately for him, he has a habit of doing it in the middle of a fight, which leaves him very vulnerable to an attack if the player takes advantage of it.)
  • Darth Malak in Knights of the Old Republic gets into this near the end of the game. Sadly, the games's use of Going Through the Motions somewhat ruins it.
  • Gongora, the Big Bad of Lost Odyssey, indulges in evil laughter when his plans are going well. Though, being a Villain with Good Publicity, he generally only indulges in it when alone for most of the game.
  • Kain from the Legacy of Kain series. Ever the maniacal genius, this laugh from Soul Reaver embodies all that he is.
  • Ghaleon in Lunar: Silver Star Story for the PlayStation. Tell me this isn't the coolest laugh ever.
  • Mega Man ZX
    • Prometheus. Sure you can only hear it in the Japanese version of the game after losing his battle, but still!
    • Siarnaq laughs like a demented clown, and he's supposed to be a freakin' emotionless ninja! Only in the Japanese version. His English laugh somehow manages to be a Creepy Monotone Evil Laugh.
    • Dr. Weil, from Mega Man Zero, counts as well.
  • A lot of Ace Attorney villains have an evil laugh, either upon their reveal or during their breakdown.
    • Special points go to Damon Gant, whose evil laugh precedes his reveal as actually evil.
    • And then there's Calisto Yew, who won't stop laughing.
  • Richard Hawk makes a habit of this in Metal Wolf Chaos.
  • Dark Samus in Metroid Prime 2 and 3 is an Evil Twin made of Toxic Phlebotinum and has an appropriately distorted laugh.
  • Moshi Monsters: Dr Strangeglove, the main villain, goes "Mwahahaha!" a lot, especially while boasting.
  • Recurring Boss Fassad in MOTHER 3 has an especially unique one, indicated in his text boxes to be, "NWE-HE-HE-HE-HE-HEEE!"
    • "That's one 'Nwe', and eight '-he's."
    • He's also got a second one: "NWAHAHAHAHA!"
    • Meanwhile, the Big Bad, Porky, has a few too. They're surprisingly serene for the situation at hand, and as a result, very unsettling.
    Is that funny? It is, isn't it? Does it make you laugh? *cough* *wheeze* ...Are you laughing at me?!
  • In Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Time/Darkness/Sky, most of the villains have a unique Evil Laugh.
    • Zubat: "Heh heh heh"
    • Koffing: "Whoa ho ho"
    • Skuntank: "Chaw haw haw"
    • Dusknoir: "Hoo hoo hah!"
    • Sableye: "Weh heh heh"
    • Darkrai: "MuhehehehehahahahaHAAHAAHAAHAAHAAHAAHAAHAAHAA!!!"
    • In the first game, Gengar has his well known, "Keh keh keh!"
  • Although he mostly avoids this in all his other appearances, Albert Wesker can't resist letting fly with this in Resident Evil – Code: Veronica. He's definitely outclassed by the Ashford twins, though; both seem to have a rather serious, nay, terminal case of the sillies.
    • He lets out another villanous laugh in Resident Evil 4's Assignment Ada ending. In Resident Evil 5, he lets out a derisive chuckle or two early on, but in the final battle, he's too busy having a Villainous Breakdown to indulge in this, preferring instead to growl like a madman and go on a Motive Rant.
    • There's also Marvel vs. Capcom 3 where he does it with his moves like shooting his opponent with his Samurai Edge.
  • Kurow Kirishima, master of the Slasher Smile, sneaks sinister laughter into his winposes.
  • Grandmaster Meio does this in Strider (the arcade game), both when you start the game AND when you lose all your lives.
  • Dr. Robotnik of the Sonic the Hedgehog series has a peculiar, Santa-esqe chuckle in his Japanese incarnations (which has only been done successfuly in English once, during Sonic Rush), but he also has a more traditional Evil Laugh that he uses when he's feeling particularly good.
  • Lampshaded in Splinter Cell Pandora Tomorrow, where a terrorist typing a speech by his boss includes the following footnote: " {note: ironic, not maniacal}".
  • Luca Blight from Suikoden II had an evil laugh accompanied by an enormous amount of exclamation marks.
  • Here's a fun fact: when you speed up Bowser's Super Mario 64 laugh, it sounds like Boo!
    • He let out a particularly infamous one at the very beginning of Hotel Mario ("It's dat creepy Bowsuh's laugh!"), which has been mocked and re-mocked in YouTube Poop videos about 50,000 times now.
    • Whenever Bowser laughs, he either goes "GWAHAHAHA!" or "BWAHAHAHA!"
    • In Super Paper Mario, Count Bleck has his own weird laugh, "Bleh heh heh heh heh..."
      • "BLECK!"
      • Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door has five villains with their own distinct laughs. Emperor Grodus' is something like "Gaaack aaack aaack aaack aaack"; Lord Crump' is a "Buh! Buh huh huh huh huh!"; and Beldam's is "Mwee hee hee hee hee".
      • Also, Doopliss's "yuk yuk yuk".
      • And the Shadow Queen's "Muh huh huh huh huh".
    • Being who he is, Wario has been known to do this. He even does this in his first appearance (Super Mario Land 2), or at least that's what it's supposed to sound like.
    • Cackletta and Fawful in the Mario & Luigi series take every opportunity they can to let out an evil chuckle.
  • Super Smash Bros.: Master and Crazy Hand, with MH's being deeper and more serious and CH's as the Laughing Mad variant. Here's an example.
    • In fact, Crazy Hand's laugh in Melee was a reversed version of Master Hand's for extra-creepiness. See here.
    • This all becomes even creepier when you realize that in every game (even in the original), Master and Crazy Hand share their voices with The Narrator.
  • In System Shock 2, SHODAN lets out plenty of these in the boss fight with her, along with Boss Banter, and in the ending where she shows her "new look".
  • Mithos Yggdrasill of Tales of Symphonia manages the third kind in a spectacularly creepy fashion in at least one scene...another is debatable.
    • On one of these occasions, he is kicking Yuan on a potentially endless loop (that is, until you can drag your eyes away from the train wreck and press A).
    • The sequel had Emil doing this during his Mystic Arte.
    • Raine does this a lot when she's in Ruin Mode.
  • Various villains in Tears to Tiara 2. The most distinct one is from Izebel, and she's half pretending and half Laughing Mad.
  • Team Fortress 2
    • The Engineer has one as a taunt.
    • The Medic's and Spy's laugh commands alternates between this and some very Un Evil Laughs.
    • The Administrator.
    • The Über Update added the Schadenfreude taunt, which allows all classes to laugh for several seconds.
  • In Pokémon Ranger, Purple Eyes uses "Heh heh heh." often enough it could practically be his Catch Phrase.
  • Tekken Bryan Fury in has a particularly disturbing one, thanks to the mechanical effect on his voice (due to his being a cyborg) but the iconic laughter was changed in Tekken 6, much to the dissapointment of the fans.
    • Then there's Devil Jin, who has a Jokeresquely high evil laugh after winning in a fight, complete with an evil grin, showing off his pearly white
    • In Tekken 5, Jinpachi Mishima, The final boss and Kazuya's grandfather has been possessed by a demon and comes with a demonic voice and his intro pose shows him doing an evil demonic laugh, he also laughs demoniacally when he manages to hit the opponent with his fireballs

  • One of Iori Yagami's more beloved traits in The King of Fighters series is his habit of breaking into maniacal laughter when he wins a match. This is a bit odd, considering he's also a protagonist. Sample (the AMV Hell project mixed this with footage of Light Yagami, whose name is pronounced the same way).
  • Ganondorf has his fair share of laughs. Sometimes, it is a simple, self-satisfied "Hm-hm-hmm...", other times, it is used in a mocking tone after he has succeeded in an attack. One of the most flamboyant is in The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker where, after the King of Hyrule uses the Triforce to wish for "hope" for Link and Zelda and the old Hyrule begins to flood and vanish under the water, Ganon starts to laugh madly, his sanity broken at seeing all his dreams smashed before his eyes. The laughter continues to grow until he is eventually practically shrieking. Some found it quite silly, others thought it was pretty awesome.
    • To say nothing of what he was like in Zelda II: The Adventure of Link. You can hear the same laugh in Ocarina of Time, but it doesn't quite have the same context...
    • Then there's his laugh in Super Smash Bros. Brawl. Specifically, in Subspace Emmisary. He's laughing from across a very shaky holographic interface, so his laugh dissolves into the most malevolent sounding static you've ever heard in your life.
    • In another game, Chancellor Cole in The Legend of Zelda: Spirit Tracks. He laughs before nearly every action.
  • Lampshaded in The Curse of Monkey Island. During Guybrush's first encounter with Murray, the Demonic Talking Skull, Murray busts out a laugh and Guybrush asks him about it. Murray (whom Guybrush had just blown apart) says that there's a fish nibbling on his foot somewhere and it really tickles.
    • Above lampshading happens in the first few minutes of the game. The trope is played straight in the rest of the game. He really likes to let us know who he is.
      Murray: I AM MURRAY, THE EVIL DEMONIC SKULL! BWAHAHAHAHAHAHA!
      • King Andre, the smuggler leader of Skull Island, has a fairly impressive evil cackle that he breaks into for no apparent reason. Guybrush eventually asks him to stop, as it's fairly unnerving.
  • Klogg, the villain from The Neverhood, has a pretty awesome laugh, which not only appears in the Bad Ending (which manages to top it by having the hero, Klaymen, do an even better one of his own, after his mutation into a Klogg-like being), but in the opening credits as well.
  • Evil Witch/Warlock Sims in The Sims 2 had idle sequences in which they would cackle and Clasp Your Hands If You Deceive. In Sims the Third, if your character has the Evil trait, they'll cackle and wring their hands in the most satisfying way, point ominously at other Sims and gloat about...their impending doom?
  • The Guardian from the final Ultima trilogy had a particularly memorable, bass-pitched, resonating laugh, courtesy of Bill Johnson and a filter that made his voice progressively deeper in each of the games.
  • Valkyrie Profile 2 Silmeria's Lezard Valeth has a pretty maniacal laugh when he pulls off a special - more so when he teleports around during the final boss battle.
  • A-no-ther ex-am-ple is the Wi-zard of Wo-r in Wizard of Wor. Ha-ha-ha-ha.
    • Not only that, but an extended version occurs during one of the Wizards "Game Over" quotes:
      Hee-hee-hee ho-ho-ho ha-ha-ha-ha. That-was-fun.
    • It also occurs in Gorf which also came out at around that time; it even has the exact same synthesised voice.
  • Every Undead character's /laugh in World of Warcraft.
    • Also, blood elves, to some degree; the females especially sound rather psychotic. The male gnome and (ironically) draenei /laugh emotes (respectively a high-pitched cackle and a raucous guffaw) also sound a bit maniacal. And female trolls sound like the Wicked Witch of the West.
    • Due to the introduction of death knights, every race and gender can now have one, via an optional sound filter.
    • Many, many bosses in WoW invoke this trope.
    Malygos: What could you hope to accomplish, to storm brazenly into MY domain? To employ MAGIC? Against ME? BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!
  • Albedo Piazzola from the Xenosaga series had a particularly deranged Evil Laugh fitting with his overall character.
    • An evil laugh given so convincingly can make one worry about the mental stability of the voice actor...
      • His voice actor is Crispin Freeman, for those who are wondering. He's not insane; he's just that awesome.
    • His Japanese voice doesn't fail to impress either.
    • Sellers, the resident Mad Scientist, does one when Jr. and the others find out that Dmitri, Jr.'s crazy father, is going after the Durandal and its crew. It's not nearly as maniacal as Albedo's is, but it's still worth mentioning.
    • Also, the Patriach has a paticularly weird one.
  • In Mega Man Powered Up, Dr. Albert Wily has a pretty good one.
  • Diablo's Mephisto and Baal each have one. Mephisto's is pretty nice, and in context works wonderfully ("You're too late!. BWAHAHAHAHAAA!"), but Baal himself takes the cake with his own. Having the Voice of the Legion helps enormously when giving an evil cackle.
    • Zoltun Kulle in Diablo III has a very creepy one that you hear at the end of every conversation with him.
  • Jedah, the main villain of the Darkstalkers series, evokes this during one of his special attacks.
  • In the Street Fighter series, Sagat was the first to break out the evil laugh whenever he wins a match, which he still does to this day.
    • Street Fighter Alpha has Vega and Bison (especially Shin Bison in Alpha 3) following his example.
    • Gill and Urien both have evil chuckles.
    • Juri Han has a real evil laugh whenever she wins a match.
    • Oni laughs if his Meido Gohado knocks you out in Street Fighter 4: Arcade Edition.
    • Subverted with Chun-Li, as her laughter is not evil.
  • In Iji, Assassin Asha and Iosa the Invincible both laugh gleefully while trying to kill Iji.
  • Crispin Freeman gets a chance to let out an over-the-top evil laugh as Heughes in Baten Kaitos Origins. He's not the only one, actually; quite a few of the villains in the series let out some seriously mad Evil Laughs.
  • In Donkey Kong 64, this is done by both the Big Bad King K. Rool and the insanely creepy third boss Mad Jack (who's laughter is part of the background music).
  • House of the Dead: "Hm-hm-hm-hm-hmmmm. People of the AMS. I am Goldman!"
  • Spoofed in Sam and Max: Culture Shock, where Brady Culture is heard practicing his evil laugh as he spies on the Freelance Police meddling in his plans, and it grows from weak to genuinely menacing.
    • Hugh Bliss lets out a rather creepy one in Bright Side of the Moon.
    • But, to no one's surprise, the best example of this trope in these games comes from none other than Max in The Penal Zone.
  • The Fleshpound from Killing Floor will sometimes laugh as he's making his way to the players. Shooting at him will cause him to fly into an Unstoppable Rage and let loose a Roar Before Beating.
  • Clive from Professor Layton and the Unwound Future gets a very nice one upon his reveal as the game's Big Bad.
  • Dr. Curien, the staple Mad Scientist villain from the House of the Dead series, gets a rather memorable one in the third instalment. As the mid-chapter cutscenes up until that point had depicted him as a benevolent scientist seeking a desperate cure for his son's illness, once he lets the laughter loose, you know he's gone bonkers.
  • From Rumble! @ the Campus, we have the Shirogane family: Hayato, Hinako and their father Principal Hideo. Only the principal's wife Dr. Hikari Shirogane does not do this.
    • Hotaru Katsuragi and her evil laugh is enough for you to urinate in your own pants. Fo Sho.
    • Don't forget Dark Kiyo as well.
  • Wheatley in Portal 2 gets one, which seals his Face–Heel Turn, and later comments on how exhausting that kind of laughter is.
    • The defective turret you designate as the new master turret template will emit one whenever one of its faulty brethren makes it past quality control or when one of the functional turrets gets launched into the incinerator.
    • Ellen McLain, GLaDOS' voice actress, has one, and it is terrifying.
  • The main antagonist of Kirby Mass Attack does an evil laugh.
  • In Fist of the North Star: Ken's Rage, quite a few characters possess evil laughs, which is not unheard of for the series. However, what is notable is that Souther/Thouzer not only has a spectacular evil laugh which can be activated at will, but that it's also weaponized. Tapping the special move button makes him cross his arms in a Badass Arm-Fold and laugh evilly, while spontaneously making everyone within about ten feet of him explode into bloody chunks without actively touching them.
  • In Captain America and the Avengers, Red Skull has one. Like many voices in the game, it comes out sounding rather silly.
  • The Prince in the early parts of Rule of Rose has an Evil Laugh that varies from quick giggle to truly psychotic cackle as he has Jennifer in his power. He becomese much more subdued later on, however, as his role in the story becomes more ambigious.
    The Prince: For I am the Prince, and the Prince rules! Mwahahahahaaa! This is your life, but you're playing by my rules! Hahahahahaaa!
  • Parodied in the outtakes of Jak and Daxter: The Precursor Legacy.
    Gol: Okay, sickly evil laughs. Hahahaha. That's too stupid. HahahaHAha! That sucks. What's an evil laugh? HA— *cough cough* *giggles*
  • Matt Helms from No More Heroes 2: Desperate Struggle does this whenever he uses his axe flamethrower on Travis.
  • In Magical Doropie, Empress Elsyia does this frequently in her cutscenes.
  • In Dark Souls, Lautrec ends all of his dialogue with an Evil Laugh. It's not surprising that he turns out to be one of the few truly evil characters in the game.
    • "Trusty" Patches has an assortment of evil laughs, ranging from a suspiciously evil chuckle, to a full-blown diabolical laugh once he kicks you into a pit.
  • Joey Rottenwood of The Spellcasting Series has one, which is little surprise given his status as a Genre Savvy Card-Carrying Villain. Even when the series had few sound effects, his evil cackle was always included.
  • The boss fight score in Plok not only was great music (as was the entire game in general), but also featured some very evil laughter indeed.
  • In Ys II, Dalles generally uses his sinister laugh to announce his presence.
  • Terumi Yuuki from BlazBlue, befitting of his Troll archetype, enjoys his Evil Laugh all the time, especially when mocking his prey's miseries.
    • Also from BlazBlue, Relius Clover and Professor Kokonoe are both prone to this. They are Mad Scientists after all. Haku-men is prone to this as well, especially in the Japanese dub, which is strange given how he's an Anti-Hero, not a villain (though he is a bit of a dick).
    • Terumi ratchets up the laughter in Chronophantasma, and it is scary.
    • Speaking of Chronophantasma, if you get into a fight with the Ax-Crazy Blood Knight Azrael and he ever starts doing this, you should just drop everything and run like hell.
  • Very prominent in Dota 2. Particularly worth a mention are those of Chaos Knight, Viper, Slardar, Clinkz, Bane, Lycanthrope and Drow Ranger.
  • Colonal Bahamut in Contra: Hard Corps and Master Contra in Neo Contra have this in their first appearances.
    • In the bad ending of Shattered Soldier, the Triumvirate does this when they destroy the Galuga Archipelago, saying that they now hold the world in the palm of their hand.
    • Tiberius and Leviathan do these in Hard Corps: Uprising.
  • Wild Dog laughs in every appearance in the Time Crisis games.
  • General Morden, the Big Bad of the Metal Slug series, and his Dragon Allen O'Neal usually laugh upon confronting the player.
  • The first three Syphon Filter games ended with a laugh from Mara Aramov.
  • Streets of Rage has Mr. X laughing whenever the he struck the player down or if he or she lost a life while fighting him.
  • Dynasty Warriors and Samurai Warriors both feature some characters sporting some pretty evil laughs. While one could probably credit Oda Nobunaga with a pretty cold chuckle, it's Sima Yi of Wei who takes the cake, with a gleefully wicked laugh from practically every person who's voiced him. Probably achieves its height in Dynasty Warriors 5's Expansion Pack, where he cackles loudly and dismissively at an enemy general's corpse in a cutscene, and several of his moves are punctuated by evil laughter and constant use of the word 'fool.'
  • After defeating Neff in Altered Beast, every boss battle with the exception of the last ends with him stealing your power orbs and laughing maniacally.
  • Walter Sullivan from Silent Hill 4 laughs before, during, and after he attacks you, as well as when you are attacking him.
  • Angry Birds Star Wars, for some reason gives the Darth Vader pig one, even though the actual characters isn't heard laughing. Does this most times he appears even if he's defeated.
  • In Empire at War, the ending cutscene for the Imperial campaign has this from Emperor Palpatine (naturally.) Lampshaded by the subtitles:
    Emperor: *Evil cackling laughter*
  • Grandia II's Melfice loves to laugh evilly. So much so that in battles with him, he never actually stops laughing.
  • During the ending of Marooned the villain Radimar had an evil laugh which lasted so long and had such an overabundance of reverberation at the end that it quickly descended into Narm territory.
  • XCOM: Enemy Unknown: Your psionic troopers give bloodcurdling ones when they use Mindfray. It either makes you chuckle along with them or makes you wonder if Dr. Shen was right...
  • Iggy's Reckin' Balls has both Narlie and Skully. Narlie's laugh is a very deep "Huh huh huh huh...", while Skully's is a high-pitched, fast cackle.
  • Shin Megami Tensei:
  • In Phantasy Star Online 2, Dark Falz Elder indulges in this very frequently, whether he's conversing or fighting. It contributes to him being one of the biggest hams in the game.
  • Five Nights at Freddy's: Freddy himself has an evil laughter that can be heard throughout the pizzeria.
  • The Cat in the Hat: Mr. Quinn occasionally exercises his evil laughter during his speaking parts.
  • In Yandere Simulator, the laugh button can be pressed three times in quick succession, graduating Yandere-chan's innocent giggle to cackling like a madwoman. Evil laughter can actually help restore your Sanity Meter. Just be careful that your fellow students don't see you laughing like a cartoon villain, lest they think you a nut and cause damage to your reputation (or worse still, if Senpai sees you...!).
  • Wizpig (pictured above), the Big Bad of Diddy Kong Racing, loves this trope. It seems every second something appears to go right for him, he just feels the need to let out loud, diabolical laughter.
  • Elisabeth from Witches' Legacy has a pretty awesome cackle in the style of the Wicked Witch of the West.
  • In The Witch's House, reading a story about how a man killed his dog over a misunderstanding causes a creepy laugh to reverberate throughout the room Viola is in. It's most likely Viola/Ellen herself laughing at the story.
  • Flowey of Undertale has a creepy laugh that he pulls out often against you. The Fallen Child has an even worse one.
  • In Blue's Journey for the Neo Geo, the Daruma Tribe's invasion in the introduction is followed by the Daruma Emperor popping up to say "GAHAHAHAHAHAHA."
  • In Stellaris, the translation software gives up when faced with the Starfish Language of the Prethoryn Scourge. But their random interjections of "HAK HAK HAK!", mixed in with gibberish, need no translation.
  • When being hacked in Welcome to the Game, you're presented with a digital skull avatar who gives a flat, robotic laugh.
  • In Blood, Caleb sometimes lets out an evil laugh after blowing something (or someone) up spectacularly.
  • "Thrasher" (as he's called in the Super NES version) does this in Final Fight.
  • Mojo does this in X-Men (1993) any time you him if you don't strike his vulnerable place.
  • In The Elder Scrolls series, Molag Bal, the Daedric Prince of Domination and Corruption has a particularly sinister evil laugh, in addition to his deep, booming voice. Online provides a great example of both the laugh and of Bal's evil intentions, as he serves as the game's Big Bad.
  • In Sundered, the boss Dominion greets the player with a malevolent chuckle before putting on his mask and starting the boss fight. The Shining Trapezohedron also indulges in maniacal cackling on occasion, most notably during the final boss fights.
  • Mojo laughs every time you hit him in X-Men (1993) unless you manage to strike his vulnerable spot.


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