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Chaotic Evil

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Everything burns.

"Introduce a little anarchy, upset the established order, and everything becomes chaos. I'm an agent of chaos."


One of the nine alignments from the best-known Character Alignment system. If Chaotic Neutral is the truly free spirit, Chaotic Evil is the truly free evil spirit. Whereas the Chaotic Neutral character is concerned mainly with his own freedom but doesn't seek to hurt others, the same cannot be said for a Chaotic Evil character. They will do whatever they want whenever they want to do it, which, seeing as they are evil, usually entails lots and lots of death and destruction. These characters are usually the most aggressive of the Evil alignments, more often than not being possessed of an impulsively violent nature and a total disregard for people, laws, or even the world around them. In short, Chaotic Evil represents the destruction of not only life and goodness, but also the order upon which they depend. This makes Chaotic evil, potentially, the most terrifying evil to fight because it's often incomprehensible to most, lacking the order and rules of Lawful Evil, or the inherent yet understandable selfish pragmatism of Neutral Evil.


Chaotic Evil characters come in several deliciously evil flavors:

  • Chaos Over Evil — Above all things they value their personal freedom, and as personalities they are greedy, selfish and hedonistic; therefore they want the freedom to fulfill their greedy, selfish and hedonistic desires. It is often seen in The Friend Nobody Likes and the Token Evil Teammate. What sets them apart from the below type is their occasional demonstration that Even Evil Has Standards — they sided with the good guys, didn't they? Don't turn your back on them for a moment though, because if they feel like their freedom is being infringed they may well go nuts just to prove you can't control them. They're too wild-spirited to really reform, but in the right company their Pet the Dog moments may increase in frequency.
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  • Evil Over Chaos — They are so Evil that they would rather side with the bad guys even if they have to take a few orders. They place more value in unleashing fiery death and mayhem over the ability to do it at any time, so they take orders grudgingly but take them nonetheless. This type of Chaotic Evil makes for a particularly unpleasant brand of Mook, given that they may well revel in collateral damage and killing any fellow Mooks unfortunate enough to get in their way. If the Big Bad handles his great big stick skillfully enough, a Type 2 may become Neutral Evil or even Lawful Evil simply out of habit. If, on the other hand, they are the Big Bad, expect them to go out of their way to violate any sense of honour, tradition, loyalty, or responsibility normally associated with the leadership position, such as betraying their own Mooks purely For the Evulz.
  • The Feral Beast — If you're not a predator, you're prey, and God forbid this type should see you as prey, since weakness is unforgivable. A clever Big Bad may be able to manipulate this guy, but they must dominate the Feral Beast completely in both strength and intelligence. The Feral Beast has a good chance of turning on their evil master and becoming the new, tougher, meaner Big Bad.
  • The Intelligent Monster — This type doesn't care who they destroy or how they destroy them; the fact that they can be destroyed is enough. They create plans deliberately structured to spread chaos and misery, and are generally batshit insane with a complete Lack of Empathy.
  • The Terrorist Freedom Fighter is a Well-Intentioned Extremist who saw (or a Knight Templar who sees) himself as Chaotic Good (Just Like Robin Hood) but slowly passed over to the evil alignment, often without being consciously aware of it. You know what they say about slippery slopes...

Chaotic Evil is probably the hardest alignment to depict sensibly. Far too many people assume that Chaotic Evil means a babbling lunatic incapable of walking through a village without inducing wanton, meaningless slaughter and destruction. "Chaotic Evil" does not mean the most evil or stupid, in it For the Evulz (which can be a motivation to any villain of any Evil alignment), nor even psychotic.

The least dangerous (well, the bottom-rung at least) character of this alignment is the unwilling Mook — they hate their master, they hate taking orders, and they enjoy their job but not the fact that it is a job; they'd have a lot more fun causing all that terror and discord for free, and they only behave mainly out of the fear of punishment. The most dangerous character of this alignment, on the other hand, is undoubtedly The Chessmaster mixed in with Omnicidal Maniac, with his cruel calculation and intelligence and the will to use it in the most horrible ways. When these types do come up, being Chaotic, they tend to specialise in the Xanatos Speed Chess variation, excelling at adapting plans as events unfold rather than having every contingency prepared ahead of time.

Not to be confused with Always Chaotic Evil, which is about an entire race falling under any of the Evil alignments.

See Also: Lawful Good, Neutral Good, Chaotic Good, Lawful Neutral, True Neutral, Chaotic Neutral, Lawful Evil, Neutral Evil

If you have a difficulty deciding which alignment an Evil-aligned character belongs to, the main difference between Lawful Evil, Neutral Evil and Chaotic Evil is not their devotion to their evil wishes, but what methods they believe are best to realizing it:

  • Even though there are some situations where they can't always use this method, Lawful Evil characters believe the best way is to have a specific, strict code of conduct, whether self-imposed or codified as a law. Their first impulse when making a moral decision is to refer back to this code; those with externally-imposed systems (codes of laws, hierarchies, etc.) will try to work within the system when those systems go wrong. Depending on whether they are more Lawful or more Evil, they will either refuse to break the code even though it would hurt their evil objectives, or else break it only very reluctantly, and only when it would hurt their evil objectives if they kept their code.
  • Neutral Evil characters are indifferent to Order Versus Chaos, and their only interest is in realizing their evil wishes. They will use whatever means will help in realizing their evil wishes, whether that means tearing down a code of laws, following a code of laws, creating a new code of laws, causing the breakdown of justice, or just avoiding society altogether. Their only goal is to realize their evil wishes, full stop.
  • Most Chaotic Evil characters don't constantly break the law, but they don't place much value in laws (or, for weaker-CCEs, do not see the value in laws that do not function solely to their depraved objectives or increase their own personal freedom). They believe that their own evil impulses are their best guides, and that tying themselves to any given code of conduct would be limiting themselves. They often react violently to anyone who tries to instill any form of order over them, believing these people to be restricting their freedom. Chaotic Evil characters often focus very strongly on their own individual rights and freedoms, and will strongly resist any form of oppression over themselves.

Archetypes that are particularly prone to being Chaotic Evil include:

A Chaotic Evil character is perfectly willing to work for or with another individual or group, even of a totally different alignment, if it gives them an excuse or licence to behave the way they want to — the distinction between this and Neutral Evil lies in the nature of the behaviour and how far and how frequently they push the limits that the job description permits (if such limits exist). Characters such as the Magnificent Bastard, The Dragon or Big Bad, The Chessmaster or Psycho for Hire etc. will all vary between Lawful Evil, Neutral Evil, and Chaotic Evil — if a character has Undying Loyalty to a villain or is willing to obey orders but is otherwise drowning in Chaotic Evil motives and/or behaviour, odds are they are still Chaotic Evil.

Chaotic Evil characters can actually rule over people (since they only care about their own freedom), but it typically takes the form of "Do whatever the heck I say NOW!". The Omnicidal Maniac can be of any alignment, and chaotic evil characters are, on average, only likely to fall into that behaviour when they are bored or if they are a Straw Nihilist — plenty of others believe in Anarchy Is Chaos or even just mundane evil behaviour that does not operate on that scale.

Not to be confused with Chaos Is Evil, though due to that trope Chaotic Evil is often thought of to be the most evil alignment, despite Dungeons & Dragons being consistent all evil alignments are just as bad.


When dealing with the examples of specific characters, remember that assigning an alignment to a character who doesn't come with one is pretty subjective. If you've got a problem with a character being listed here, it probably belongs on the discussion page. There will be no Real Life examples under any circumstances; it just invites an Edit War. Plus, real people are far too complex and multi-dimensional to really be classified by such a straightforward alignment system.

On works pages: Character Alignment is only to be used in works where it is canonical, and only for characters who have alignments in-story. There is to be no arguing over canonical alignments, and no Real Life examples, ever. It's subjective nature makes it very good kindling for a Flame War.

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  • Akakabuto from Ginga: Nagareboshi Gin is an example of a monster with limited intelligence, who enjoys the act of killing just for the sake of killing. He will kill anyone and anything that crosses his path, for the sole reason of crossing his path; if you didn't want to be brutally slaughtered, you should have stayed away from his territory.
  • In Magical Project S we have Pixy Misa; she is always given specific orders to defeat Sammy, yet she always ends up doing whatever she wants instead (while still being evil and dangerous to Sammy and her friends). For instance, she usually ends up doing things for her own enjoyment like eating a cake while torturing Sammy For the Evulz or trapping kids in a manga. This is no surprise as Pixy Misa actually is Misao ID, as opposed to her Lawful Good alter ego Misao Amano; the difference is very apparent.
  • Digimon Adventure has Puppetmon, an Ax-Crazy, impulsive and immature Living Toy; easily the most obvious example of this alignment in the Digimon anime.
  • Gosterro from Blue Comet SPT Layzner. A psychopathic and obnoxious SPT pilot obsessed with killing the main character Eiji and he's quick to turn against his fellow gradodian soldiers and superiors if they won't help him get his prey or prevent him from killing in general.
  • Psychopathic Manchild Mao of Code Geass.
  • While many of the villains of Dragon Ball may qualify, special mention goes to King Piccolo of the original Dragon Ball and the final form of Majin Buu, called Kid Buu in Dragon Ball Z.
    • Piccolo desires to take over the world, but states his sole law would be to abolish laws to throw the world into mindless destruction.
    • Kid Buu, on the other hand, gleefully destroys everything in his path, to the point where he's more of a force of nature than a character. The first thing he does after regressing to Kid form is blow up Earth because it happens to be there.
    • Majin Buu's master Babidi is a high-functioning Chaotic Evil. His goals seem to be to take over the universe, but he accomplishes this by sending Majin Buu to world after world and killing the entire population and destroying the planet itself. He also eliminates any of his minions the instant that they are no longer useful to him.
    • Same could be said with Broly from all three of his movies, who wants nothing more than to destroy everything out of sadism and insanity. Completely averted for his canon counterpart.
    • Vegeta (if not Neutral Evil), for his part, revels in violence and murder (something he doesn't grow out of even a little until the very end of the series). What he doesn't revel in is being under Freeza's thumb, to the point where he teams up with the Z-Fighters to overthrow him. His desire to prove his superiority by defeating Goku in combat keeps him focused and nominally on the side of good, but there's always a risk that he'll go rogue.
    • Baby from Dragon Ball GT may speak of high goals like restoring the Tuffle race and enacting justice on the Sayians who wiped them out, he will perform any atrocity or sacrifice anyone to increase his own power. He clearly sees bringing back the Tuffle race just so that they can serve him, and help him to conquer the galaxy in his name. As he becomes more powerful and Goku's survival continutes to frustrate him, he also increasingly unhinged to the point where he even revels in the destruction of his own resurrected people, and would destroy the Earth in an Earth-Shattering Kaboom just to see the look of shock on Goku's face. He even attempts to murder his own minions who was trying to help him just because those attempts were annoying him.
    • Goku Black from Dragon Ball Super. He is sadistic, psychopathic, massacred the gods so that they do not interfere in his plan and enjoys creating suffering, chaos and destruction wherever he goes, only to sadistically observe the suffering of all his victims before murdering them and remaking the universes to his image and likeness.
  • Doma from Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba. He is Nihilistic, Psychopathic. Basically, we think human life means nothing, and we say we're going to save human beings, but in fact, this is nonsense, and Doma has done evil for fun and ruined many people's lives. Even the leader of Demons, Muzan, is reluctant to do so, describing him as Chaotic Evil. And Doma is an empty Demon that means nothing to life.
  • Naruto:
    • Orochimaru is Naruto's best example of Chaotic Evil. His primary goal is to become "the perfect being", and he gleefully defies social conventions (like, say, not killing babies) in pursuit of it, even clearly enjoying how horrified everyone else is when he is caught doing it. He really nails his mast to this trope, however, in his early appearances when he tries to destroy Konoha and start a war because he thought peace was boring.
    • Gaara was Chaotic Evil prior to his Heel–Face Turn, killing everyone who provoked him in the slightest way and seeing his existence as revolving around the act of killing other people. Now he is either Neutral Good or Lawful Good.
    • Deidara also falls squarely into this alignment, given that before he was recruited, he was selling his bombs to terrorist groups For the Evulz, and as a member of Akatuski tends towards extremely impulsive behavior and gives his reason for fighting as "just because". Even his decision to kill himself rather than lose to Sasuke is presented in a chaotic light, given that rather than the more lawful simple suicide he turns himself into a nuke to try and take Sasuke with him, laughing maniacally at the idea of becoming one of the explosions he loves so much.
  • Some characters from the Gundam franchise are considered this:
    • Yazan Gable of Zeta Gundam, the supposed progenitor of most of the franchise's Ax-Crazy characters. An uneducated but cunning Sociopathic Soldier Who doesn't care about the Lawful Evil ideas of the Titans and fights because he enjoys fighting and killing.
    • ∀ Gundam's Big Bad Gym Ghingnham is a psychotic Blood Knight who wants to plunge the world into eternal war in order to cull humanity and leave only those strong enough to survive, whom he considers "true" humans.
    • Rau Le Creuset from Gundam SEED, whose goal was nothing less than the extinction of mankind, is a perfect example of intelligent, high-functioning Chaotic Evil. Calculating and ruthless, he was able to perfectly mask his ever-advancing insanity, gaining Lawful Evil Zala and Neutral Evil Murata Azrael's trust to manipulate them, successfully playing both ZAFT and the Earth Forces against each other, escalating the war to the point where weapons of mass destruction were viable options. He almost got what he wanted, too...
    • Lord Djibril of Gundam SEED Destiny is interesting in that he's originally a Neutral Evil Fantastic Racist, not too terribly dissimilar from his predecessor, Azrael. As the series progresses, however, setbacks and his own stupidity push him further and further towards Chaotic Evil, as he lashes out with every weapon he's got, regardless of the impact it will have on the overall strategy of the war. Convinced that his own survival is everything, he throws away his side's chance of winning the war, taking thousands of people with him in the process.
    • Ali Al-Saachez from Gundam 00 is a highly skilled mercenary and terrorist who admits that he lives solely for war and conflict, and while he occasionally finds ways to use his intelligence, he feels much more at home on the battlefield, where he gets to kill without restraint.
    • Gundam 00 also has Nena Trinity when she's at her worst. Most of the times she's Chaotic Neutral but in the wrong mood she can be exceptionally evil. Well showcased when she blows up a wedding because she was angry they were having fun. She tried to take a dip into Neutral Evil in the second season to fool Ribbons and kill the Innovators when they least expect it. That plan got shot to hell when she dies.
    • Allelujah Haptism's Superpowered Evil Side Hallelujah really enjoys fighting violently and brutalizing his opponents. Even after the two had a Split-Personality Merge.
    • Then there's Gundam AGE's Enfante Terrible (and Ali's in-universe expy) Desil Galette — a concrete Type 2. He considers every war as a big game and the soldiers as mere playthings. This was made evident during the series' second arc when he used his MS's special ability to control some of his allies' MS to stop the protagonist pursuing him. And let's not even delve into how he used the protagonist's love interest during the first arc...
  • Many feel that Jail Scaglietti's actions in Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha StrikerS show a man who seeks to cause chaos and destruction, who just wants to watch the world burn, which places him as a more Chaotic Evil character.
    • Toredia Graze of StrikerS Sound Stage X plans on using the Mariage to attack several capital cities to teach people pain like the kind he felt while fighting on Orussia (similar to Pain from Naruto, but unlike him, he doesn't have any plan for a new political order). After his death, Runessa carries on this plan and takes on this alignment.
    • A large portion of Eclipse infectees from the Force manga fall into this category as well. The virus turns them into absolute jerkasses, they kill masses wantonly, and most seem to make no effort to even contain themselves with the exception of Touma. Special mention goes to the Grendel for establishing that they have very short-sighted goals and the Huckebein for having no known motive aside from causing more destruction.
  • Most villains in the Pretty Cure series. They just want to destroy everything and everyone. Just to give an example from the Splash Star series:
    Shitataare: I heard you two gave life back to the Source of the Sky. Good for me. It will be fun to destroy it again.
    Saki: So you are the one who destroyed it!
    Shitataare: Yes, and I'm proud of it!
  • Hellsing:
    • The Millennium organization. Their only real goals are to wage endless destructive war and to kill Alucard. Rather unusual for Nazis, who usually tend towards Lawful Evil.
  • Hansel and Gretel of Black Lagoon, whose personal philosophy is a distillation of "kill or be killed" and "us or them", with "them" being everyone else on the planet. Their murder-and-mayhem-filled visit to Roanapur, a city populated by Lawful Evil, Neutral Evil and the (very) occasional Chaotic Neutral, is an excellent example of why it isn't only Good aligned characters that will work to stop Chaotic Evil, as almost everyone scrambles to prevent them from causing any more damage.
  • Nnoitra Gilga from Bleach, who has little regard for anything but his violent impulses, and frequently disobeys orders. Most Hollows act this way, and Shrieker, being a serial killer, was also like this when he was alive. Szyaelaporro Granz also leans toward this in his acting independently For Science!.
  • Tetsuo from AKIRA is a psychopath who chafes at being the motorcycle gang's underdog and relishes violence. He goes on a city-destroying rampage as soon as he gets superpowers, mostly because he can.
  • Ark of Muhyo and Roji has no ideology besides unlocking the secrets of forbidden magical law and gaining eternal life. Most of its members run the gamut from evil but still sane, like Enchu, who wants Muhyo to suffer, and the enigmatic and dangerous Teeki, to almost Ax-Crazy like Tomas and Mick. The ghosts tend to vary in alignment, depending on who they were in life, but most of the ones that went insane are of this alignment.
  • Phantom Daughter from Psychic Squad can't even follow her own decision to be Chaotic Evil, but knows she wants to be free of her "father" Black Phantom and play with Kaoru forever. It appears that she's an alternate personality who's kept in check by a Lawful Evil side, both of whom reside in a relatively normal school girl they refer to as the "Doll", which is par for the course for Manipulative Bastard Black Phantom.
  • Punie, the main character of Magical Witch Punie-chan is an example of a Chaotic Evil Magical Girl. Her incantation, Lyrical Tokarev, Kill Them All should be an indicator of things to come.
  • Izaya Orihara of Durarara!! is a manipulative, arrogant, and all around crazy bastard whose general motivation in the series is to cause Ragnarok so that he'll have a place to go when he dies. That said, the way he executes his plans (despite his aforementioned craziness, almost everything that happens in the series happens in accordance with his intentions) soundly puts him in the calculating, intelligent category of Chaotic Evil.
  • Most of the pirate crews in One Piece follow this alignment with a twist of Neutral Evil; their captains tend to control them through fear, and there's little they won't do to get money. Although not a pirate, Eneru is also of this alignment, as he kills on a whim, and ultimately plans on leaving anyone — even his own followers — behind to be destroyed along with the island if they don't prove worthy to go to the Endless Vearth with him.
  • The Hellhound, Guts's personal Heartless, Enemy Within and Superpowered Evil Side from Berserk, is very much this. It's every negative emotion that Guts has had since the Eclipse made sentient, and worked in concert with him during the Retribution arc, where he was completely focused on his Roaring Rampage of Revenge against Griffith and the Godhand.
    • Several of the worse Apostles the Guts faces are this as well, such as the depraved hedonist Wyald, who values his own enjoyment, sexual and otherwise, over even the lives of his own men, and couldn't give two craps about serving the God Hand, something that ultimately gets him killed.
  • Tsukuyomi is probably the only villain of Negima! Magister Negi Magi who qualifies for this.
    "There is no reason in this world. I seek naught but blood and carnage."
  • Jagi from Fist of the North Star, as well as many mooks serving him and other bad guys.
  • Death Note: Kyosuke Higuchi, seeing that he uses the death note for personal gain and enjoys what he does.
  • Hajime no Ippo:
    • Bryan Hawk the savage man from the slums of New York who fights in a erratic way and became a boxer just so he could hurt people.
    • Ryuuhei Sawamura is a complete bastard who has no problems with cheating, doesn't obey anyone or anything, boxes solely to torture his opponents and probably isn't above killing people, either. He's even called 'evil' multiple times. Which is odd, considering that never occurred with Bryan Hawk, who somehow manages to be even worse than Sawamura. Unlike Bryan Hawk, Sawamura does have a sort-of Heel–Face Turn and settles on Chaotic Neutral. Too bad it's because of a huge accident he was involved in.
  • Takasugi Shinsuke from Gintama belongs here. While he leads the terrorist group Kihetai, all he wants is the complete destruction of Japan. In the chapter that introduces him, Takasugi even tells his former compatriot Katsura that he will destroy everything until there is nothing else to destroy.
  • Ladd Russo and probably his whole gang in Baccano!. He's a barely restrained psychopath and his only standard is that he loves killing people who don't expect to die, but will spare people who are ok with the thought of being killed by him. During the series, he and his gang plan to kill everyone on a train just for the fun of it, and none of them show any real effort at planning other than that.
  • Magnificent Bastard Yami Bakura and especially Yami Marik from Yu-Gi-Oh! are willing to kill or torture anyone with their Dark Games, even if it isn't necessary for their goals.
  • The prologue of Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann has been retconned to depict a Bad End where Simon became addicted to his own power, becoming Chaotic Evil, and sought to maximize it all costs, causing a massive war that triggered the Spiral Nemesis, destroying the universe. In the canon timeline he is Chaotic Good.
  • Attila from Dreamland has no ulterior motives or ideology; all he wants is to instil terror in the hearts of people and, on occasions, contemplate "the poetry of ashes" (i.e. burn entire cities for his own pleasure). And he's a Juggernaut who could very well destroy a good part of Dreamland on a whim if he felt like it, but if he did he would have nothing left to destroy and that wouldn't be fun.
  • Reborn! (2004) gives us Hibari Kyoya, who fits very neatly into the Type 1 category; while he's not a sociopath, he's both ruthless and bloodthirsty, and has absolutely no qualms about killing whatsoever — in the Future Arc he even initially claimed that he would kill Tsuna if he failed to entertain him.
  • Monster Clown Hisoka of Hunter × Hunter is, at first blush, a solid Type 1. His actions are very often purely out of self-interest (even when he does help people, it's more for him than them) and they usually revolve around finding, cultivating, fighting and killing strong, very entertainingly ''interesting'' opponents to possibly satisfy his sexual appetite (or something like it), whether the opponents are good, neutral, evil or anything else. However, he's so dedicated to this, and filters so much through his Blood Knight goggles, he goes beyond even self-interested Chaos or Evil and hits a very weird Blue-and-Orange Morality in which he has rules and standards he refuses to relent on. If it ain't attractive, it's a either a roach to squash or a reason to ignore it, tolerate it or, rarely, fear it. How he views other characters varies over time, and he can switch from "interested" to "not interested: boring, you are dead now" or visa versa at a very confusing moment's notice.
  • Happy Sugar Life:
    • Shio and Asahi's father is depicted as such from several flashbacks. One of the first instances of this is him raping Yuuna after she accidentally bumped into him, and upon being married, he continually raped her, topping this with horrific domestic abuse, the most disturbing of which involved ripping off Asahi's fingernails out of morbid curiosity.
    • The two thugs that beat up Asahi at the park and then later plan on using Shio as bait to lure her brother so they could beat him up again solely For the Evulz.
  • Barry the Chopper of Fullmetal Alchemist is an Ax-Crazy Serial Killer with a particular obsession with cutting up women. In the 2003 anime, he tells Ed he kills people because it's fun; in the manga and Brotherhood, he openly fantasises about the prospect of killing his own body, which he's no longer connected to. Either way, he's violent, murderous and basically incapable of dealing with the world in non-murderous ways; the closest he gets to a Heel–Face Turn is being pointed at Mustang's enemies instead of his allies.
  • Keyaru, the protagonist of Redo of Healer, is dedicated to his revenge, and to this end he has raped and killed tons of people. The only thing that allows him to still qualify as a hero of sorts is that the people he does this to are usually much worse than he is, often being responsible for many problems around the kingdom.


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  • Evil Ernie, created by writer Brian Pulido and artist Steven Hughes, who spreads death and destruction so he can get Lady Death's love and and because he hates order, peace and heroes.
  • The Joker. Depends on the writer, but The Joker is almost quintessentially Chaotic Evil, insane and indiscriminately destructive, enough as to why he's pictured in this trope's page. He puts the emphasis on Chaotic — he may not be as likely to jump off a bridge as cross it, but he's almost as likely to blow it up. The only indication we get that he has any restraint at all is in the storyline where he has terminal cancer, and we find out what he's like when he has even less to lose. Sometimes the Joker is too chaotic to be evil. One story has him driving a truck through the wall of a television stage to hijack a quiz show; as soon as a woman gets a question wrong, he grabs her and pulls her towards his button flower, and she screams for mercy — but instead of acid, he sprays her with ginger ale. He goes on like this for the rest of the strip, punishing incorrect answers with normal, run of the mill pranks, and generally acting like his Silver Age counterpart. All the while, the station manager refuses to cut the transmission, as a live Joker rampage would boost their ratings sky high; he gets increasingly frustrated waiting for the Joker to stop playing around and get to the carnage, but he doesn't. Eventually Batman arrives to stop him and Joker surrenders peacefully, not having harmed a single person for the entire strip, but before he leaves, he reveals he was filming the station's control room the entire time, and starts playing the footage; then he looks at the camera and says "So, who's the real sicko, America? Me, for carrying out this little prank? The producers and executives at the network, who let it all happen — or is it you people, who mindlessly watched it all on your television sets?". The last panel is the producer holding his head in his hands while the Joker laughs insanely. Most fans agree that when the Joker does the Harmless Villain routine, it's always because, in that particular situation, it's much more psychologically and emotionally scarring. Letting everyone know that you enjoy a harmless prank and coldblooded murder in equal measure does wonders for your sinister reputation. He would probably be a type 2 (more evil than chaotic) as he likes hurting and killing people so much.
  • edevil: Psycho for Hire Bullseye loves killing, pure and simple, both for the challenge of a difficult kill and the sheer thrill of committing them. He gets paid a fortune, as he is one of the world's premier Professional Killers, but he barely spends any of it, and his oft-repeated comment is that he has more money than even resident evil billionaire Norman Osborn. He would be Neutral Evil if not for the sheer rate that he killed people — he can barely go a Story Arc without leaving a whole pile of corpses, regardless of whether he was paid to kill them or not, and he generally kills on whims with little to no regard about the bodies being found or him being caught (not that the average cop would survive trying to catch him anyway).
  • Similarly, there's Sabretooth. Like Bullseye, he absolutely loves killing and thinks of himself as a hunter stalking a kill. Unlike Bullseye, however, he's incredibly self-centered and views everyone who isn't a potential victim as someone to use to further his own goals, and he's exceptionally good at manipulating people into doing exactly what he wants them to do without them even knowing it. Absolutely no one ever trusts him with anything, and that's because he has a very long list of people whom he has either murdered or completely screwed over once they've served their purpose. What separates him from your standard aimless moron is that he's very, very deliberate about it and knows exactly how to get away with what he does; like Bullseye, he WOULD be Neutral Evil if it wasn't for the incredible body count that he has to his name. He's a Type 4 through and through: he lives for nothing but violence, bloodshed, and (if it involves Wolverine) psychological torture, but he's terrifyingly cunning and crafty and will always find a way to rope large amounts of people into his latest scheme without their even knowing it.
  • Spider-Man:
    • Spidey's foe Carnage, a sadistic serial killer who sees violence, bloodshed, and mayhem as the ultimate freedom.
    • When fully corrupted, the Venom symbiote is little better than its progeny, seeing itself as an agent of chaos and seeking only to vent its rage and satiate its ravenous appetite. Eddie Brock in his first voyage as Venom also befits this alignment: causing as much havoc as he needs to and even severely injuring and killing those who stand in his way, just to completely dismantle Spider-Man - his at-the-time arch-nemesis - and his life as both civilian and hero.
    • The Green Goblin could serve as an interesting example. Norman Osborn himself is Neutral Evil, working within and without the system as the situation demands in a ruthless quest for money and power, as well as petty vengeance on Spidey. But Osborn is also mentally unstable and genuinely insane, and sometimes (and originally) his Goblin identity was a case of Split Personality. His Goblin side also originally wanted the same things — maybe even for Osborn — but is clearly much more homicidal and reckless. In recent issues Osborn has given up his Goblin identity to be a straighter Villain with Good Publicity under the name of the Iron Patriot (and towards Lawful Evil), but he is unable to properly control his homicidal tendencies to the point where it seriously threatens his plans, which is being exploited by his evil rivals.
  • D.R. & Quinch are this to the core, albeit mostly for laughs (theirs and ours). They prank the Phi Delta frat house by nuking it, and indirectly engineer the destruction of Earth to get back at their dean for suspending them.
  • The Red Skull, Captain America's arch-nemesis, is another example of intelligent Chaotic Evil. While he originally started as Lawful Evil, he eventually moved here. Not content to seize control of a country from within, he and his close friends in HYDRA actively seek to cause mayhem and destruction, undermining the governments of the world in both subtle and openly vicious ways. He's so nasty that even most of the other Big Bads of the Marvel Universe dislike him.
  • The 616 universe version of Ultron is of the Intelligent Monster variety. This Killer Robot started out as a methodical criminal mastermind and Master of Disguise willing to cooperate with human supervillains in order to defeat the Avengers, but a few reincarnations later, he went full Robotic Psychopath and Misanthrope Supreme, reflecting the darker aspects of his creator Henry Pym without any moral and rational restrictions and most of his plans boil down to petty vengeance against Pym and the Avengers while causing plenty of death and destruction in the process, with little care for his original goal of becoming the ruler of a robotic utopia, sometimes on a galactic scale as seen in Annihilation:Conquest,.
  • Spiral from the X-Men universe. She's practically the Joker of the Marvel Universe in that she's unpredictable, and the impression is clearly given that without Mojo there to hold her leash, we'd all be in serious trouble.
  • Thanos the Mad Titan is also high-functioning Chaotic Evil — methodical, calculating, but ultimately usually driven by whatever he feels like doing at a given time, or a nigh-omnicidal romantic obsession with Death, and usually a Straw Nihilist who doesn't believe any moral or ethical authority, answers to nobody but himself, and is The Unfettered in everything he pursues.
  • Prometheus, Grant Morrison's penultimate 'Anti-Batman', definitely fits into this trope. He's got Batman's eye for discerning weakness but none of his restraint — in his first appearance, he very nearly murdered the entire Justice League of America. In a later comic storyline, he caused the deaths of thousands upon thousands of people just to prove he could best the heroes of the world (because said heroes had gotten rather serious after Final Crisis and Batman's apparent death). He did all this while strapped to a chair in League headquarters, calmly mocking the League as their every attempt to out-think him failed, until they finally were forced to release him to get the codes to shut down his machines (a destroyed city, maimed hero, lost loved one and at least a hundred thousand dead later). Anti-Batman indeed. Unfortunately for Prometheus, this made things beyond personal for Green Arrow, who proceeded to Pay Evil unto Evil.
  • Willy Pete from Empowered is a sociopathic fire-elemental with a more-or-less human mind that lives to indulge human appetites such as food and sex in the least socially acceptable manner possible.
  • Mr. Dark and Max, The Pied Piper, from Fables. Mr. Dark is the embodiment of fear of the unknown, and enjoys spreading death and misery to this end. Max is a psychopath who thinks the world owes him whatever he wants, and flies into murderous rages when his demands aren't instantly met. He also has a penchant for luring entire cities of children to their deaths.
  • President Gary 'The Smiler' Callahan from Transmetropolitan. The entire reason he became president is so that he could fuck everyone over. He says so himself!
  • Sin City: The Yellow Bastard says it himself: "I get to do whatever I want!" It definitely doesn't help things that he's protected from any punishment he might otherwise receive for his horrible acts by his corrupt U.S. Senator father.
  • Lobo fits this perfectly; all the stuff he does is mostly because he felt like doing it. He wiped out his own race as a school project, for which he gave himself an A.
  • Sonic the Comic: Although he went through a period of amnesia, Fleetway's version of Super Sonic is otherwise a hardcore Type 4. While he starts out by wiping out whatever evil he's up against, he is ready to murder his friends and spin-dash the entire planet if he doesn't burn himself out in time. In fact the only reason he kills is for something to do, since being completely invincible in every way is boring, and Super Sonic gets bored faster than a sack of live weasels. It doubles as Fleetway's explanation as to why Sonic doesn't go Super more often.
  • Nemesis the Warlock: Nemesis himself fits here by his own admission. Whereas Torquemada is the incarnation of Lawful Evil as the psychopathic god-dictator of the hostile human empire of Termight, Nemesis himself is a bloodthirsty demonic alien who loves his arch-enemy for posing an amusing threat. At first he seems like Chaotic Good until he reveals his true motivations, lambasting the person who thought that Torquemada being evil must have meant that Nemesis is good. As he explains, the forces of Khaos and Order can be either.
  • Ghost Kid Loki from Young Avengers uses this exact phrase to describe the original Loki: "His alignment is totally Chaotic Evil!"

    Fan Works 
  • Voldemort of My Immortal was most likely supposed to be this. In the actual story, he doesn't really do anything besides hijack MCR concerts and yell at Ebony for not killing Vampire/Harry, making him more Chaotic Neutral.
  • The dezban high chieftain Takavor Derishama in the Mass Effect fanfic The Council Era is wild, law-disregarding, and Type 3 Chaotic Evil. This is kind of a given for his race, though. The best example of his nature is when he ignores the attempts of a salarian soldier to get his attention, and when the salarian fires a round into his shoulder, he throws his spear through the salarian, and has his clan slaughter and eat the salarian's squad. This does not bode well for him.
  • In Prison Island Break, the psychotic Shadow the Hedgehog is a Type 1, valuing his freedom hugely. Sometimes he goes right off the rails just to prove he can't be controlled. Sonic thinks of this as "Shadow Logic" — his personal term for Chaotic Stupid.
    Narration: "Damn Shadow Logic. It probably all made sense in the black hedgehog's head, but Sonic didn't want to know how."
    • Scourge is a Type 4, committing evil acts because it's fun, with no concern for any of his victims, but incorporates some planning to make it easier.

    Films — Animation 
  • Some of the more violent or just wanton Disney Villains fit Chaotic Evil:
  • Hal Stewart/"Titan" from Megamind starts off as a mild-mannered nerd given superpowers and training by Megamind, in the hope of making a worthy hero to his villain. Unfortunately, the initially harmless Hal turns out to be a Psychopathic Manchild, who uses his new abilities to satisfy his desires with no thought to the consequences and feels entitled to the affections on his crush. When denied, his response is a hyper destructive temper tantrum that endangers the whole city.
  • Unicron from The Transformers: The Movie. He even has the titles "lord of chaos" and "the chaos bringer"
  • The North Wind, the titular elemental entity from the obscure spanish animated film The Legend of the North Wind is an ancient, malevolent and savage spirit with cryokinetic powers who wants to turn the world into a frozen wasteland and exterminate the whales out of spite and sadism.

    Films — Live-Action 
  • The Matrix: Smith, after being brought back in The Matrix Reloaded, becomes this. He has nothing but contempt and hatred for humans, believes everything in reality to be futile and pointless, wishes to destroy everyone and everything in the world, including himself, and viciously beats Neo within an inch of his life whenever the opportunity presents itself.
  • Depraved Bisexual Catherine Tramell from Basic Instinct: although she may appear to be Neutral Evil, the film never actually makes clear why she does what she does, which may just be bad writing.
  • Star Wars:
    • Darth Maul of The Phantom Menace seems to exist as a vessel of pure fury, hate, and bloodlust... and occasional sadistic glee when he hurts or kills someone. Though he veers more towards Neutral Evil in Star Wars Rebels.
    • Most Sith are this way. Their affinity for stabbing each other in the back over the smallest of slights, or indeed, just because they can, makes you wonder why anyone expects to live long enough to reach tyrant level when they join them. That's the purpose of the Rule of Two: to limit the destruction and ensure the survival of the Sith as a philosophy.
    • The original and default position of The Sith is Neutral Evil — they believe that Force sensitives should use the Dark Side and have a right to lord over other people, and selfishly pursue power. Individual Sith will have their own alignments depending on their goals and values — Vader and Tyrannus both wanted to impose order on a corrupt and chaotic galaxy (Lawful Evil), and Palpatine mostly just wanted power (Neutral Evil). The best examples of Chaotic Evil would be Malak, who was Drunk on the Dark Side; Sion, who mostly just wants to kill Jedi; and Nihilus, who was an Omnicidal Maniac Eldritch Abomination.
    • General Grievous might have been a Proud Warrior once, but now he is just a bloodthirsty slaughterer, who wants to commit genocide against the Jedi and is ready to kill and betray everyone who is in his way. And he really takes A LOT of joy in doing so.
    • Kylo Ren is a Sith-in-training and swore himself towards the Dark Side, yet struggles to deal with both his inner turmoil. And what's left of his nicer self, many would agree that he is definitely not as professional as Darth Vader. In fact it's precisely his childish outbursts and desperate nature that make him lose a lot of credit with older fans (and possibly his troopers too).
  • The Joker from The Dark Knight is the poster boy for this alignment. The Joker was written in a way that demonstrates what lengths you have to go to to get a seriously Chaotic Evil character; the several different writers of the movie all had their own ideas of the Joker's motivation, character and backstory, but they decided not to discuss them with each other, and instead produced a script where different parts of the script are written with different character interpretations in mind, so that the Joker's actions seem genuinely disordered and unpredictable. He also exhibits an idealistic devotion to chaos, which he spends the movie "promoting" to the world.
  • Even though he sees himself as being Chaotic Good, most of John Kramer's victims from Saw films would beg to differ.
  • Arthur Burns from The Proposition. Although he does love his friends, he is a monstrous man and an outlaw that disregards the rules of civilization.
  • The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The family of Leatherface, who bully him around and manipulate him into killing people to satisfy their own sick and twisted goals. Leatherface himself is usually portrayed as somewhat sympathetic in contrast to his family, despite being the main killer of the movies.
  • The normally Lawful Evil Pinhead ends up as this in Hellraiser III: Hell on Earth due to a series of complicated circumstances that separate his human spirit and evil self into separate beings.
  • A Nightmare on Elm Street: Freddy Krueger is a Type II example, as he depends on the dream demons for his powers to work. There is some attempt to give him a revenge motive in the earlier movies (killing the children of the parents who killed him), but eventually that flimsy excuse is done away with and he's revealed to just be a sick bastard who likes killing people.
  • Henry Evans from The Good Son. Essentially what if Kevin McAllister was an emotionless psycho who uses his craftiness against his family instead of burglars.
  • In the Company of Men offers an interesting test case in the limits of Chaotic Evil. The main character in that film is Chad, a typically sociopathic and misogynistic Wall Street banker who decides, ostensibly in anger over a bad break-up, to get revenge on womankind by targeting the most fragile, the most helpless and the most vulnerable woman he can find, leading her on, and then psychologically breaking her. So far, so Neutral Evil. However, Howie, the Omega Male he drags along with him on this crusade, has the misfortune to actually fall in love with the girl, and, wanting to call it off, visits Chad at his home, where he sees him happily ensconced with his girlfriend, who never left him in the first place. When asked why then did he embark on his escapade, he simply responds, "Because I could".
  • Clarence Boddicker from RoboCop (1987) has committed every crime in the book, does not work well with his Lawful Evil superior Dick Jones of the OCP, and has fun with violence, making him textbook Chaotic Evil.
  • Top Dollar, the Big Bad from the film of The Crow, gives a speech about evil and chaos that is practically a psalm about this alignment.
    Greed is for amateurs. Chaos, disorder, anarchy... now that's fun!
  • Lord John Whorfin from The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension. "He's a vicious psychopath, Tommy. Just as soon kill ya as go fishin'..."
  • Tommy De Vito in Goodfellas is an arrogant hothead and a sociopath who will just as soon shoot you or knife you to death as laugh with you. He is infamous for his Hair-Trigger Temper (in fact, that trope used to be called "The Pesci" because of Pesci's performance as Tommy in the movie), which ultimately gets him killed when he makes the mistake of killing a made man.
  • Godzilla, as portrayed in the original Gojira, Godzilla, Mothra, King Ghidorah: Giant Monsters All-Out Attack!, and Shin Godzilla. While more sympathetic interpretations show him as Chaotic Neutral, in his original portrayal his only goal seems to be to get revenge on all mankind.
    • Destoroyah, from Godzilla vs. Destoroyah, being revived and mutated by the Oxygen Destroyer, revels in destruction and death, especially when it tortures the King of the Monsters.
    • Most versions of King Ghidorah love to inflict pain and suffering, spreading murder and mayhem with no higher purpose at all. The Showa version kills planets for fun, and most others are, at best, a Psycho for Hire who loves his job. Notably, his "roar" is designed to resemble high-pitched giggling.
  • Yuri from the Mystery Science Theater 3000 featured movie Werewolf is hot-tempered, willing to assault anyone over the slightest provocation, and has only the vaguely defined goal of injecting people to see if he can turn them into werewolves and that will somehow give him fame and fortune, but it's clear that he has no plan to make that happen, and so is fascinated to watch his victims transform into werewolves for its own sake.
  • Speaking of Mystery Science Theater 3000 villains, J.C. from The Sidehackers can be considered a clear example of this alignment, being a Faux Affably Evil Psychopathic Manchild who reacts to dissapointment with murderous violence as the protagonist Rommel and his girlfriend found out the hard way.
  • Likely unintentional but Griffin, the Villain Protagonist from Red Zone Cuba is a disturbingly realistic portrayal of this alignment, a violent thug combining an Hair-Trigger Temper with Chronic Villainy which leads him to assault his two companions at the drop of a hat and murder a restaurant owner and rape his blind daughter for unexplained reasons, despite Griffin's claims of wanting to go legit.
  • Samara from The Ring is an unstoppable force with powers she can't or won't control that allow her to kill people with her mind alone, which remain potent even after her death. She states outright that she wants to hurt people, she drove her own parents to murder and suicide, and she is willing to possess a young child in order to hijack his loving relationship with his mother. The only way to prevent her from killing you after you've watched her video is to sic her on someone else.
  • Vincent from Collateral represents the element of chaos in Max's carefully ordered world. Though he seems quite affable and likeable, he is a cold-blooded and sociopathic hitman with more than a bit of Straw Nihilist in him.
  • Andre Baptiste Sr., an Ax-Crazy warlord and would-be Caligula who is Neutral Evil arms-dealing protagonist Yuri Orlov's number one customer in Lord of War. His son Andre Jr. is also pure, distilled Chaotic Evil — his favorite hobby is riding around in a convertible gunning down random people with a gold-plated AK-47.
  • Ax-Crazy Psycho for Hire Gaear Grimsrud from the Coen brothers' Fargo. Unlike his Neutral Evil partner in crime, who only kills people when they get in his way, he'll do it just because he feels like it.
  • Zé Pequeno (Lil' Zé), the vicious gangster who is the primary antagonist in City of God. He's absolutely ruthless in running his gang, takes whatever he wants and kills whoever gets in his way when he does so. At one point, he goes into a seedy hotel/whorehouse and, after robbing it, slaughters everyone there just for the hell of it. When he does this, he's all of twelve years old.
  • Simon Phoenix from Demolition Man is a very pure example of Chaotic Evil; he just wants to see the world burn for fun.
  • Rocky III: Clubber Lang is most certainly Chaotic Evil being a thuggish and sadistic arrogant boxer guy who doesn't care for sport rules and public decency.
  • Aguirre, the Wrath of God: Aguirre is a raving lunatic who endlessly dreams up betrayals, executions and incest. Doubles as Stupid Evil, since he is too far gone to even notice his followers dying around him.
  • Carl Denham, the greedy filmmaker in King Kong (1933), is listed as Chaotic Evil in the official D&D supplement Complete Scoundrel.
  • Raoul Silva of Skyfall fluctuates between being a giggling goofball and a dangerous murderer with little provocation. Sometimes he's both. His messed up psyche has some justification, given that he was betrayed by M and survived a suicide by cyanide tablet.
  • Agent Kruger from Elysium is a really unhinged Psycho for Hire who works for the Lawful Evil government that rules the titular station in the film. His personal bio includes multiple mentions of human rights violations, rape, torture and more. If given any kind of weapon, he will gladly use it to blow up or cut up some poor fool, as evidenced many times through out the story. When he finds out about the codes that could allow any to control the station, he gladly jumps on the opportunity to do so to turn Elysium into his personal playground.
  • Joe from Nymphomaniac grows more and more depraved over the course of Part 2 and eventually becomes an extortionist specializing in physical and psychological torture.
  • Loki becomes a Type 1 in Thor, having started out more Neutral Good good, and continues to be (the Well-Intentioned Extremist and/or Type 4 version of) this in The Avengers. However, in Thor: The Dark World, he may be becoming either more (some form of) good or Lawful Evil, but it's hard to tell and it may not help the heroes much even if it happens.
  • Frank Booth from Blue Velvet is a vile, perverted, sadistic and psychopathic gangster, who definitely fits the Chaotic Evil category given his actions throughout the film. From his introduction, which consisted of huffing oxygen while raping Dorothy Valance, it can be seen that he is one of the most evil characters in David Lynch's films, and that's saying a lot.

  • Claggart in Billy Budd. He's described as being "naturally depraved" and he wants to destroy the hero so badly (without a reason) that he provokes the boy into killing him, just to be sure he'll be hanged.
  • Smaug in The Hobbit. He is the inspiration to the Chaotic Evil Red Dragons, and is greedy, avaricious and wild, not being involved in any social structure.
  • Discworld:
    • Mr. Jonathan Teatime (pronounced Teh-ah-tim-ah) in the novel Hogfather. Other Guild Assassins take professional pride in inhuming the target with no collateral damage to bystanders, whenever possible, but to Teatime, killing is art for art's sake.
    • Pratchett also has the elves, who are both vicious and incredibly chaotic. They want to invade the world so that they can have fun by hurting people.
    • Lacrimosa de Magpyr in Carpe Jugulum is the permanently teenaged daughter of the Count de Magpyr. Whereas the Count is Lawful Evil and wants to rationalise vampirism, she has no patience for all that and just wants to kill everyone who gets in her way and do violence for fun.
  • Randall Flagg from The Stand. Although Flagg's Las Vegas might be Lawful Evil (due to the day to day operations being run by Lloyd Henry), Flagg himself is a creature of whim, delights in causing trouble where none exists, and is ultimately self-destructive.
  • Patrick Bateman of American Psycho offers an interesting case of a blood-crazed Chaotic Evil individual essentially camouflaging himself in a Lawful or even Neutral Evil environment (that is to say, Wall Street), where his dead-eyed narcissism and rampant, violent misogyny are simply par for the course.
  • Fenrir Greyback in Harry Potter, whose sole objective in life is to turn as many children as possible into werewolves... Or kill them, whichever strikes his fancy.
    • Bellatrix Lestrange is this compared to the rest of the Death Eaters. She's wicked and crazy, who enjoys her work of torturing and murdering a little too much. Voldemort himself admires her bloodlust, holding her chaotic nature in high regard.
  • The In-Universe alignment of Fate/Zero's Caster (Gilles de Rais, aka Bluebeard). Just look at how he does things in the Holy Grail War. His Master, Ryuunosuke Uryuu, isn't much better.
  • Morgoth from The Silmarillion: according to Word of God, his ultimate goal is simply to smash creation down into dust, into the primal darkness from which it came. By contrast, his lieutenant (and occasional Dragon) Sauron is Lawful Evil
  • Acheron Hades of the Thursday Next series is this. Like the Joker, he's the type who, depending on his whim of the moment, can vary between laughable, cartoonish villainy and brutal evil. For instance, although his plot to destroy great works of literature is more of the former, he's also depicted slaughtering an entire room of police officers for the fun of it.
  • The four protagonists, as well as lots of briefly mentioned characters in the Marquis de Sade's The 120 Days of Sodom, and probably many characters from his other works, who commit acts of unspeakable cruelty, sexual and otherwise, against others for the sake of their own enjoyment. There's a reason Sade was the inspiration for the term "sadism."
  • Rupert of Hentzau of The Prisoner of Zenda is a very calm and calculating version of it. Rupert is the swashbuckling hero (a classic example of Chaotic Good) turned evil, and so he goes about things like treachery, casual cruelty, and attempted rape with great charm and joie de vivre.
  • A Song of Ice and Fire:
    • Vargo Hoat and The Brave Companions, better known as the Bloody Mummers, the most vile, depraved, sickening mercenary troop in all the known lands.
    • Gregor Clegane is about as Chaotic Evil as they come. Whether it's killing children, or massacring civilians during wartime, or his decision to have an innkeeper's daughter gang-raped by his men just because, you never know what Gregor's going to do, just that it will be as abhorrent as possible. His band of thugs is worse than the Mummers — while Vargo's band are all sorts of monsters and weirdos gathered from faraway lands, Gregor's bunch are just ordinary soldiers and thugs. They brutally defeat and torture Vargo's band in the later books.
    • Westeros will occasionally offer up a Caligula King to make the people as miserable as possible and give the characters an excuse to start a civil war. Mad King Aerys and Joffrey Baratheon are the two notable examples, both sadistic Ax-Crazy psychopaths who infuriated their nobles into rebellion by having prominent members of major Houses executed for no good reason.
    • Ramsay Bolton, son of Roose Bolton, is quite possibly the most evil character in the whole series, being the sort of man who flays people alive for fun, and enjoys the finer things in life, such as rape, murder, torture, and a whole mess of other atrocities, and becomes so repellently evil that his own father (no stranger to atrocious behavior, himself) expresses disgust at his methods. (Though this is more due to the negative publicity Ramsay brings on the whole House.)
    • We haven't seen much of The Others thusfar in the story, but their reputation is a race of Always Chaotic Evil Omnicidal Maniacs who want to plunge all the world into eternal winter and darkness at the behest of their unseen master and creator — if there is one. So they might just fit this trope — in the classic "so fatally Blue-and-Orange, does splitting hairs matter?" sense.
  • Although he isn't this alignment in most adaptations of the work, the original Fantômas was a poster-boy for the alignment. Fantômas had an inspiration from Gentleman Thief characters like Arsène Lupin, but his only interest was in spreading terror and his wacky schemes involved killing people in sadistic ways (i.e. spreading a plague).
  • Fats Wall from The Casual Vacancy is a textbook psychopath and one of the more realistic portrayals of this alignment.
  • Lord Foul, the Big Bad of The Chronicles of Thomas Covenant. His ultimate goal is to break out of his cosmic prison and be free, but that can just happens to be a planet. It is heavily implied that even if he had no chance of breaking out, he would still kill and/or torture everyone on the planet just for the hell of it.
  • Edward Hyde, from The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde is not only Henry Jekyll's embodied evil side, but more specifically an expression of his lower, uncontrolled desires.
  • Duchess Alicia from The Waters Rising kills on a whim, conceives unreasoning hatred for a nation, and puts entire villages through humiliating games For the Lulz. She also lusts after her father, seduces her brother and kills her mother.
  • Many of the Big Bads from Redwall are such. For instance, Ferahgo the Assassin divides his time between warring against Salamandastron, berating his son Klitch for his failed schemes, scaring the living crap out of his troops, employing a Master Poisoner to starve every beast on the mountain, and leaving freshly orphaned (by him) infants to die from exposure. All with a charming smile.
  • Lamprey from Exiles of ColSec is a sadistic, unpredictable thug who was deemed too unstable to be a government hitman.
  • The Dresden Files: The entire Red Court of Vampires are petty, backstabbing bloodsuckers to the point where their own treachery sabotages their war effort. They are only loosely held together by threat of punishment and threats from either other supernatural powers or the highers-up in their own society.
    • Polonius Lartessa of the Knights of the Blackened Denarius is outright described as this In-Universe in contrast to her Lawful/Neutral Evil husband Nicodemus Archeleone. While Nicodemus likes to play The Long Game, Tessa focuses instead on actively spreading suffering and misery in the present, capitalizing on moments of mass panic and chaos to bring about the most damage.
    • Winter Lady Maeve of the Sidhe ignores her duties and is a spiteful, unpredictable brat whose cruelty reaches the point of unnecessary evil.
  • Codex Alera has Steadholder Kord from the first book, Furies of Calderon. Kord is a hedonistic sociopath who runs his titular steadholt as a Wretched Hive. It's frequently shown throughout the story that he has absolutely no care for what happens next or how self-destructive his own actions are - All he cares about is ensuring his own short-term success and enacting revenge on the main protagonists (Tavi and Isana) for mildly insulting him.
  • The Elric Saga has the Lords of Chaos, monstrous and malevolent entities that delight in suffering and are opposed to the forces of Law.
    • Stormbringer, the iconic sentient sword of demonic origin, is a treacherous and manipulative being, chaotic evil to the core, that hungers for blood and souls and wishes to break the Cosmic Balance. As a consequence of its influence, it caused every person who wield it to become self-destructive mass murderers and it considers the souls of its wielder's loved ones to be a delicacy.
  • Satan is portrayed this way in Paradise Lost. "Better to reign in Hell than to serve in Heaven". He eventually admits that he was happier as a servant of God than as the ruler of demons, but still refuses to even attempt to redeem himself because he refuses to submit to the will of another entity. Despite being essentially a monarch, he's not really Lawful Evil as he is never shown making demons follow any rules or ordering them to do anything. Satan's main concern is not having to obey anybody; whether anyone else obeys him doesn't really matter.
  • Most depictions of Don Juan (aka Theatre/Don Giovanni) are this alignment. He's a pure hedonist who seduces, uses and occasionally murders people, with no thought beyond his own immediate satisfaction.

    Live-Action TV 
  • The psychological crime series Hannibal is overflowing with serial killers, but the giggling, gleeful Mason Verger stands out as particularly nasty. With little to no motive, he physically and probably sexually tortures his own sister and God knows how many others and mixes their tears into martinis. He also raises pigs to eat human flesh because, hey, why not? Not to mention when he kidnaps and paralyzes his sister in order to give her a surprise abortion.
  • The Reavers from Firefly. If given half a chance, they'll rape you to death, eat your flesh, and sew your skin into their clothing. And if you're very, very lucky, they'll do it ...In That Order. What's especially ironic about them is that they were created by a group of Lawful Stupid scientists in a botched attempt to find a drug that would render mankind completely good, peaceful and law-abiding.
  • Arlo Givens from Justified is an impulsively violent, abusive, selfish man. It's established throughout the series that some of his flaws are brought on by bipolar disorder and possibly even some form of dementia or schizophrenia. However, even when lucid and medicated, Arlo will do just about anything to save himself, up to and including stealing from his wife and attempting to betray his son to a murderous drug cartel. He has no respect for family, tradition, or any institution other than his own person. Even when given the chance to help himself by being an informant for the Marshals' Service, he's unable to commit to any form of orderly or responsible behavior.
    Raylan: You know tornado weather? Sky turns green, and you know something's coming. Some days, that's the way it was in the house. Arlo would ask a question, you tried desperately to come up with the right answer, what he wanted to hear, except there wasn't any right answer at all. It was going south no matter what you said or did.
  • The coldly stoic Marlo Stanfield of The Wire demonstrates how Chaotic Evil doesn't necessarily mean stark-raving mad evil. He is simply Chaotic because there isn't a single thing about human life that matters to him, and is driven less by a desire for profit and more by his desire to prove his name. There isn't a single thing he won't do, no line he won't cross, to achieve what he wants.
  • The Shadows from Babylon 5 are perceived like this in the beginning — an ancient, sinister race that emerges from the deepest bowels of the cosmos to annihilate everything in its path with world-shattering firepower and insidious treachery. The truth turns out to be a bit more complicated. Essentially, they are everything mentioned above, except that their ultimate goal is to kick-drive their enemies (whom they actually see as students) up the evolutionary and technological ladder. Thus, they are perfectly happy when they eventually lose the battle and are driven away to return in a thousand years for another "lesson".
  • Anubis of Stargate SG-1. The Goa'uld themselves are already as evil as (if not worse than) Adolf Hitler. Anubis was banished by the Goa'uld because he was too evil even for them. Ultimately, his goal was to erase all life in the galaxy and replace it with new creations that would worship him as a god.
  • Davros of Doctor Who, Mad Scientist creator of the Always Chaotic Evil Daleks. Anything that isn't Dalek is on his "to kill" list, including his own species. He's completely batshit insane and immune to any kind of reason or attempts at negotiation.
    • An argument could be made that his creations, the Daleks are Lawful Evil members of a Chaotic Evil race. Consider that an individual Dalek obeys authority unquestioningly, submits to strict rules of behaviour and never ever thinks for itself, while the Dalek Emperor and its underlings, the Dalek Supremes, enforce those rules and orders and expect to never be questioned. But the entire race when viewed as a whole has only one desire: destroy everything that is not Dalek. This is the textbook definition of an Always Chaotic Evil race.
    • The resurrected Master is basically undead, eata people, and alternatively wants to blast the Doctor with energy bolts or ignores him. His behavior is erratic, and he works with people and then betrays them. That, and he's batshit insane. To be fair, Rassilon can be blamed for a lot, if not all, of that. He implanted in the Master's head the drumbeat that caused him to go insane as part of his Batman Gambit to end the Time War, making him indirectly responsible for all the Master's villainous actions throughout the history of the show. The Master's Heroic Sacrifice towards the end of The End of Time suggests that Chaotic Evil is not really his true nature, but simply a consequence of what was done to him.
    • The Black Guardian is an Anthropomorphic Personification of Chaos and is pretty evil, wanting to throw the Universe into eternal chaos.
    • Despite trying to seem Chaotic Good, it could be argued the Tenth Doctor veers toward Chaotic Evil. As this image argues "Who else could drown your children and put you into an eternal prison?" In The Waters of Mars he certainly seems to slip towards this, deciding that as the Last of the Time Lords he has command over the Laws of Time. There is even an argument that the Tenth Doctor's death was partially due to him thinking he was slipping too far into this territory. If it wasn't for him regenerating into Eleven, then who knows how far-gone he could have become?
  • Buffy the Vampire Slayer:
    • Angelus, a vampiric Serial Killer who liked to watch his victims crumble — for years in Drusilla's case — before finishing them off.
    • Glory tells one of her minions that her power lies not in mercy, but in torture, death, and chaos. She's a vapid and shallow bully who just happens to be able to break buildings down with her fists and drink people's sanity through their skulls, and mostly just wants to have fun like just an immortal, insane hellgod can.
    • Warren Mears. Unlike most of the show's villains, he's not a demon, vampire, or other kind of supernatural creature, just a regular (though impossibly intelligent) guy who got bored one day and decided he wanted to be a Super Villain. His lackeys Jonathan and Andrew believe in maintaining a certain standard of ethics in super-villainy, which prevents them from actively trying to kill Buffy, but Warren feels this goes against the whole point of being evil in the first place.
    • In general, Vampires and demons (well, the genuinely malevolent ones for the latter, since as the franchise goes on, more heroic and/or sympathetic demon characters are introduced) tend to be of this alignment. While a few, like The Master, Mayor Wilkins, and Halfrek, seem to have some kind of bizarre, twisted code of honor, generally the only rule with these supernatural monsters is that there are no rules. Justified with vampires since each is basically The Heartless mixed in with a Revenant Zombie - Namely, a human corpse who has the original person's soul replaced with an extradimensional and hostile demonic spirit, and the demonic spirit in question then builds a personality for itself based after the (usually negative) memories of the original person in life.
  • Rounding out the trifecta of "true" villains in Oz, along with Lawful Evil Vern Schillinger and Neutral Evil Ryan O'Reilly, Scary Black Man Simon Adebisi definitely fits this alignment. He's even Affably Evil at times...right up to the Prison Rape.
  • Takeshi Asakura/Kamen Rider Ouja from Kamen Rider Ryuki. There's nothing romantic or grey about his character: he's an insane serial killer with an uncontrollable compulsion for violence.
  • The League of Gentlemen: Papa Lazarou and the Pandemonium Circus. The open road, a life in showbusiness, no rules, no laws — like that one about not kidnapping people.
  • Supernatural:
    • War, Famine and Pestilence, three of the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse. Death, on the other hand, was more True Neutral than Chaotic Evil. He had a job to do, and the whole 'End of Days' thing was getting in the way.
    • Abaddon in season 9 is noted several times to be a brute who prefers violence, deal-breaking, and a much more chaotic hell than Lawful Evil Crowley.
    • Dick Roman, and Leviathans in general, are Eldritch Abominations who hate everything other than themselves and seek to kill all other forms of life.
    • Lucifer, though he was originally some kind of Lawful, has definitely become this by his first appearance. His main goal is to Kill All Humans out of jealousy that God loves them more than him, but he's also an Absolute Xenophobe, plotting the extinction of pagan gods for no apparent reason, and even wanting to eliminate his own minions, the demons.
    Lucifer: No one gives us the right, we takeit.
  • Larry, the Psycho for Hire Evil Mentor on Burn Notice. No morals, no conscience, and no loyalty to anyone except Michael, and only because he remains absolutely convinced that they're really Not So Different. And possessed of both sufficient impulsiveness and deviousness to always keep you guessing whether he's pulling an Indy Ploy or just good at the old Xanatos Speed Chess.
  • Joey Heric on The Practice. In his first few appearances, he repeatedly commits brutal murders just to see if he can get away with it. When it becomes obvious that he can, he starts framing innocent people for his murders to see if he can get away with that, too.
  • Jim Moriarty of Sherlock is a giggling, mood-swinging Psychopathic Manchild who also happens to be one of the most intelligent and manipulative criminal masterminds in the world, for no other reason beyond his constant need to fend off boredom. He's so dedicated to tormenting Sherlock that at the end of series two, he gleefully shoots himself in the head, just to prevent Sherlock from beating him at his own game.
  • Merle from The Walking Dead fits this quite well, with emphasis on Chaotic. The guy roams around as a free agent, doesn't care about anyone except him and his brother, and doesn't hesitate in pulling the worst shit for a second.
  • Gyp Rosetti from Boardwalk Empire. Five minutes after we meet him, he beats a well-meaning passerby to death with a tire iron over a perceived slight, then steals the dead man's dog for the hell of it.
  • Jerome Valeska from ''Gotham is an Ax-Crazy, laughably evil monster clown, and the Joker in all but name for a few seasons of the Batman prequel show. His identical twin brother, Jeremiah Valeska, who is the only one of the brothers to survive long enough to become the Joker, actually starts out as more of a neutral evil chessmaster for most of his appearances, until he undergoes one last painful chemical transformation that causes serious sanity slippage and fully transforms him into the Joker.
  • Once Upon a Time:

  • The Beatles: "BANG BANG Maxwell's silver hammer came down upon his head / CLANG CLANG Maxwell's silver hammer made sure that he was dead..."
  • "I dunno what I want, but I know how to get it / I wanna DESTROY passers-by"
  • Eddie the Head seems to get a kick out of random violence judging from the album covers.
  • Most of the characters from GWAR are chaotic evil (with the remainder tending to be Lawful Evil characters such as Cardinal Syn who oppose the main characters). The band's lyrics talk extensively about unprovoked murder, semi-provoked murder, revenge, pointless destruction of property, extreme sadism and sexual deviancy, genocide, destructive drug-fueled benders, and more unprovoked murder.
  • The Metallica song, "Battery", depicts the singer as being wholly consumed by a driving desire to batterize everything he can find.
    Lashing out the action
    Returning the reaction
    Weak are ripped and torn away
    Hypnotizing power
    Crushing all that cower
    Battery is here to stay
  • Eminem's famous "Slim Shady" persona is reminiscent of The Joker, mixing brutal sadism with twisted Black Comedy.

    Professional Wrestling 
  • Kane is not motivated by any of the standard pro wrestling goals — he doesn't care at all about being a champion, being famous, making lots of money, the thrill of competition, Doing It for the Art, or anything along those lines. No, he's a wrestler for one reason and one reason only — to inflict pain. Lots of it, to whomever he can get his hands on. And he smiles and cackles maniacally the entire time he's doing it. Other than that, he's a singularly unmotivated individual. He'll also run in on random matches and beatdown other wrestlers regardless of their alignment. Because of this he's perpetually a tweener or switching alignments.
  • Randy Orton in early 2009 was a Type 4. Orton did whatever he wanted when he wanted, whether he was braining his own boss or kissing the unconscious wife of his nemesis Triple H, and blamed it all on a mental condition so he couldn't be fired. His ultimate goal was to be WWE Champion and destroy the McMahon family at the same time. And he got a lot of cheers for it.
  • Kevin Steen after turning on El Generico is a Type 4. The man who convinced Steen to turn, Steve Corino, is also Chaotic Evil. They would later go on to found Suffering, Ugliness, Chaos, Mayhem with Jimmy Jacobs with the tag line being "Evil Is Here To Destroy ROH".
  • For much of 2011, we had R-Truth. He played into a Type 3: muttering to himself, acting wildly vicious in nature, and trolling various members of the audience, and by extension, roster. As of early 2012, he's much the same, only now he's Chaotic Good.

    Religion & Mythology 
  • Satan is portrayed this way when he's not Lawful Evil, who always keeps his word once given, never goes back on a bet, etc., in Irish, Scottish and American (especially Southern) folktales, sometimes outwitted by a Trickster.
  • In the Hebrew Kabbalah, there are demons known as the Golachab or "Burning Bodies" who set themselves on fire so as to cause more burning and destruction in their wake wherever they go. That's Chaotic Evil (and Stupid Evil) all over.
  • In Egyptian mythology, despite the Hollywood interpretations of Anubis, one of several gods of death, he was not this, and was in fact Lawful Good, since his duties consisted of protecting the bodies of the dead. However, the god Set, the god of darkness, sandstorms, and chaos, most certainly qualifies here... except when he doesn't. Yeah, there's that business he pulled with Osiris and Horus, but he also regularly saved Ra from Apep. Apep himself is the only figure in Egyptian mythology that is truly Chaotic Evil, seeking nothing but the destruction of the god Ra, the embodiment of justice, righteousness and the physical representation of the sun. In short, an Omnicidal Maniac.
  • The terrifying Navajo Skinwalker absolutely revels in inhuman depravity for its own sake.
  • The Wendigos from Algonquin mythology are personifications of pure, murderous, cannibalistic hunger.
  • In Norse mythology, the wolf Fenrir, son of Loki, likes nothing better than to devour and consume anything that comes near him. Ditto the dragon Nithogg, who does nothing except gnaw at the World Tree Ygdrassil. Loki himself is usually depicted as Chaotic Neutral, but his gradual descent into evil will reach its climax at Ragnarok, when he will lead the forces of darkness to destroy creation, and his son Fenrir (or depending on the myth, his grandson, Fenrir's son, Sköll) will eat the Sun.
  • Spring-heeled Jack seemed motivated by the desire to do evil for its own sake, and petty evil at that. Physically assaulting random people, jumping in front of carriages to scare the drivers for the hell of it, coming up to and slapping soldiers at their barracks and generally scaring the bejeesus out of the citizens of London and the rest of England, for no reason other than its own amusement.
  • Classical Mythology Ares, the Greek god of war, is pretty much just a glorfied bully who seeks to smash anyone who irritates him, and is a Jerkass God even compared to the other Greek gods

    Tabletop Games 
  • Dungeons & Dragons: The Trope Namer, Trope Codifier, and nearly Trope Maker (though definitely not Ur-Example); makes explicit use of the term all the time, so it's easy to find examples.
    • The Demons have defined Chaotic Evil since the game's beginnings. Their plane of origin, the Abyss, embodies Chaotic Evil as a concept, and it possesses infinite layers, each more horribly evil than the last — think of it as Hell, only messier.
    • Among dragonkind, Red, White and Black dragons are Chaotic Evil, along with Deep, Shadow and Yellow dragons.
    • Even when they aren't Always Chaotic Evil, orcs in D&D are usually portrayed with a Chaotic Evil culture that rewards backstabbing, vicious shows of strength, and no compassion whatsoever to the weak or other races. This is also true for ogres, trolls, bugbears, several (but not all) giant subraces, and various other humanoids. Prior to 3rd Edition, orcs were actually listed as Lawful Evil and portrayed with a rigid social structure; this was later dropped to make them more barbaric, and the Lawful Evil alignment became a more distinctive trait of the hobgoblins.
    • The drow are a race of subterranean elves that, due to the insane level of devotion they have their goddess Lolth, have developed a culture that revolves around subterfuge and treachery. Drow are always looking for ways to increase their own power, while watching their own backs for others looking to depose them. It has been mentioned in the source books that the drow should have gone extinct long ago, due to the constant power struggles, but it is purely through Lolth's will that they remain alive. They were changed to "usually Neutral Evil" in the 3rd edition, however, with Lolth remaining Chaotic Evil.
    • Tharizdun is an Omnicidal Maniac Eldritch Abomination who was Neutral Evil until 4th edition, for some reason (see his entry in Neutral Evil for the explanation). In 4e, he created the Abyss, and as a result of his madness, his angels have turned into giant cyclopean monsters which roam through the Astral Sea eating things. If he ever breaks his chains, most of the universe is screwed. The following might be the best explanation for why Tharizdun wasn't Chaotic Evil in earlier Editions: "CHAOTIC EVIL: The Chaotic Evil creature holds that individual freedom and choice is important, and that other individuals and their freedoms are unimportant if they cannot be held by the individuals through their own strength and merit. Thus, law and order rends to promote not individuals but groups, and groups suppress individual volition and success." — 1st. Editon DMG Chaos as individualism and Evil as brutality and cruelty.
    • Dagon, a sea demon that helps Demogorgon for unknown reasons of his own, is the calm, intelligent, and patient Chaotic Evil. Also, he is intentionally modeled after Lovecraft's Dagon. Only worse. Yes, that Lovecraft.
    • The Archons of 4e are disciplined, regimented, and highly organized, and you'd think they were personifications of Lawful Neutral or Lawful Evil. However, they are living weapons whose sole reason to exist is to kill everything else that exists. They're not really sentient, as such, just pure, highly developed, militaristic instinct — they don't squabble over power because each instinctively knows how strong it is and how it relates to other Archons in that regard. They do act as mercenaries, but that's merely a way to acquire treasure (to lure would-be thieves to them so they can fight them) and an excuse to kill. They have no understanding of mercy, kindness, love, peace or anything that doesn't revolve around killing... and they have no capacity to learn to understand such concepts. To live is to kill. To kill is to live. There is nothing else to Archons. They are elemental Terminators.
    • 4th edition also changed Slaadi from Chaotic Neutral to this, on the justification that they are so Chaotic Stupid they are Omnicidal Maniacs. They want to tear apart the very rules that hold reality together; they revere Chaos that much.
  • Pathfinder has a couple examples, even without considering the countless monsters and characters with that as their official alignment.
    • Each of the Chaotic Evil humanoids is given their own different take on the alignment (with a few exceptions). Orcs are just stupid and barbaric, living lives of savagery because they can't imagine doing anything else. Ogres are a race of Psychopathic Manchildren who engage in all kinds of depravity to sate their lust and gluttony. Bugbears are perhaps the worst of all, committing mass murder not for the sake of killing, but instead to instill fear in the survivors—they are, in effect, a race of terrorists.
    • Fiends of this alignment are even worse. Demons are the physical manifestations of mortal sins and do their best to foster even greater depravities and evils in order to swell their own ranks. Demodands are an entire race of living weapons made by titans to destroy all the gods have made. The worse of the lot are the qlippoth, the inhabitants of the Abyss before the demons and possibly the oldest creatures in all of existence who have decided that total omnicide is the only way for them to reclaim their home.
  • Warhammer and Warhammer 40,000 provide some of the most brutally straightforward, Obviously, Card Carryingly, Ax Crazily, and otherwise gleefully and horrendously evil examples of the alignment in all of fiction.
    • The Orks of WH40K are a pure version of this trope. They live for slaughtering their enemies in a giant Waaaagh!
    • Chaos. The name says it all.
      • Tzeentch appears to be the most orderly (relatively speaking) of the Chaos Gods. Except that all of his plans are designed to be mutually contradictory and he makes sure that, ultimately, he can never achieve victory, due to the mutually inclusive goals that he would cease to exist if he ever won and his absolute addiction to scheming. He's probably more Chaotic Evil than any of them... with the possible exception of Khorne, who cares not from where the blood flows, only that it does, and whose followers wage ceaseless, pitiless war for its own sake throughout the cosmos. He has no churches or temples in his honour — the only place to honour and worship him is on the battlefield, and the battlefield must have no limits or end.
      • Chaos Space Marine Legions vary from Lawful Evil to Chaotic Evil. Several of the more disciplined ones are almost Visionary Villains wanting to carry out the legacy of Horus, uniting humanity under Chaos. Some of the others... not so much. You need only look at the eloquent and sophisticated philosophy expounded by Kharn The Betrayer, mentioned just above. Although he's a pretty fun guy regardless. Unsurprisingly, the World Eaters are the purest examples of this alignment amongst the Chaos Space Marine chapters, which is the legion Khârn is part of.
    • The Dark Eldar have partially moved away from this direction in fifth edition. They still have elements of this, but it is mostly restricted to the lower castes and criminals of their society. Indeed, in the retool the Kabals tend to fulfill the Lawful Evil side of the spectrum more, enforcing strict but cruel laws upon their people, as befitting a race of absolute evil. As to this, there is a huge rivalry between the kabals and the lower castes of society, but they do tend to (begrudgingly) work together to commit raids, with many of the criminals and gangs working as cruel mercenaries for the Kabals alongside their actual soldiers.
    • The Skaven of Warhammer Fantasy are giant anthropomorphic ratmen of Chaos whose only raison d'etre is wanton destruction.
    • The Beastmen, also from Warhammer Fantasy, a race of savage, anarchistic goatmen and minotaurs created by the chaos gods with a vicious hatred for humans and anything symbolizing organized civilisation.
  • In Magic: The Gathering, many pairings of Red, which is the color of chaos, and Black, which is the color of ambition and selfishness, give us this trope. Every demon costs black, red, or both. That said, not all Red and Black characters are Chaotic Evil, and there are other examples in the color pie.
    • Innistrad vampires (associated with both red and black mana) avert this alignment for the most part, with Stromkirk vampires embracing a Noble Demon artistic approach (both black and red traits) in contrast to some of the other bloodlines that are a lot more bloodcrazed. The Planeshift guide indeed gives their default alignment as Neutral Evil
    • Innistrad werewolves, which are Green and Red, are blood crazed monsters with a malice for humanity. The Planeshift guide does indeed outright state they are generally Chaotic Evil.
    • The Cult of Rakdos (the Black/Red followers of the Black/Red demon Rakdos) are evil enough to torture their slaves for fun and chaotic enough to torture themselves at the same time, also for fun.
    • The Nobilis of War is a rare example of a White aligned Chaotic Evil character, and quite so at that.
    • The planeswalker Garruk Wildspeaker, initially Chaotic Good, slips into a pure Type 3 Chaotic Evil after being cursed by the Chain Veil. He considers Planeswalkers his prey, especially Liliana Vess, the one who cursed him.
    • Kataki is a rare White aligned example.
    • Nahiri is yet another Red-White example, having been driven to a rampage after Sorin's imprisonment of her for thousands of years and seeing her home plane of Zendikar being ravaged by Eldrazi.
  • Every willing member of the Rapine Storm in CthulhuTech. As has been said before, the Lovecraftian horrors in that force are nowhere near as bad as the actual humans, and they seem to have no goals besides killing, maiming, raping and burning their way across the world.
  • The Wyrm in the original Werewolf: The Apocalypse. Its goal, depending on one's interpretation, is either to destroy the entire universe or trap it forever in an unending state of suffering. Subverted in that it is only trying to break free from imprisonment by the insane Weaver, and the horrors that serve it fit more into the mold due to some of the stuff they do For the Evulz. In essence, the Wyrm is True Neutral; its purpose is to act as the balancing deity between the order of the Weaver and chaos of the Wyld by bringing a blessed ending to their creations.
  • The Sabbat is the pinnacle of Chaotic Evil in Vampire: The Masquerade, killing and breaking things for shits and giggles. The only thing that enforces a hierarchy and prevents members from tearing each other apart is the Vaulderie, a rite in which pack members drink each other's blood, which establishes a bond akin to the blood bond. Exceptions exist within the sect, however, particularily amongst those in the sect who choose to follow the Path of Honorable Accord, who are Lawful Evil instead. Interestingly, in a sect that is particularly devoted to chaos and mayhem, this path aactually happens to be one of the most popular paths to follow.
  • The Ebon Dragon of Exalted (when he's not being Neutral Evil). Exalted uses a Virtue system to depict the internal integrity and morality of characters. Compassion denotes the character's ability to feel for others and empathy, Conviction for determination to ideals and visions, Temperance for self-control and discipline, and Valor for courage and bravery. The Ebon Dragon, a titan who created the world, has the lowest rating possible for a sentient being in all Virtues. He does not care for anything, possesses no ideals, refuses to control himself and can not stand up against danger. His only motivation is to cause suffering. This miserable thing has cosmic powers.
    • His similarly supra-divine sister, Adorjan, is also Chaotic Evil, but of a completely different variety-she's bloody insane and acts like it, but she'll happily explain that the reason she kills people is to free them of all attachments, which is why she kills what she loves and spares what she hates.
  • In Paranoia, some of the secret societies (most notably PURGE and the Death Leopards) are based on wanton destruction either for its own sake and/or out of rage at the setting's overly restrictive dystopian society.

  • Don John in Much Ado About Nothing plots to destroy the love of Hero and Claudio for no reason at all. Don John is also Stupid Evil and / or Chaotic Stupid as he clearly hasn't thought any of his plans out and he seems to get caught out more than once. Without his Hypercompetent Sidekick Boraccio providing the brains behind his schemes he'd get nowhere.
  • Iago from Othello is similar to Don John. He claims initially to have a motive for hating Othello and Desdemona, but it changes each time he brings it up and he eventually admits that he's just acting For the Evulz.
  • Stanley from A Streetcar Named Desire turns out to be clearly evil after he rapes Blanche and later has her sent off to a mental institution. His great emphasis on personal freedom and his random, brutal behavior lands him into Chaotic Evil territory.
  • Mr Punch from Punch and Judy is a pretty clearcut example of this alignment. In a typical show, he kills his own baby by throwing it out of a window, beats his wife to death with a stick, kills several other characters whom he encounters and finally outwits the devil himself to get away completely scot free.
  • This is the defining character trait of Marlowe's Doctor Faustus, in stark contrast to Lawful Evil Mephistopheles. He really, really hates having to put up with limitations of any kind, and his whole reason for devoting his life to Satan-knowing full well this would result in his death and probably getting sent to Hell for eternity-is because he can't bear to have the inherent limitations of being human.
  • Arturo Ui and his gang in The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui, though Roma shows some Lawful Evil traits. Ui seems to regard breaking the law as an end unto itself rather than a way of achieving goals. He does seek power and fame, but goes out of his way to do so through robbery, murder, etc. rather than through legitimate means. Borders on Stupid Evil, but his methods are fairly effective nonetheless.
  • Erik, the titular Phantom Of The Opera. Rejected by society for his deformities, Erik is unable to acquire power through legitimate means. Instead, he seeks control of the Paris Opera House through intimidation and extortion, bullying the proper owners of the establishment into having his way. He remains out of sight from the production crew, only making his presence known through the havoc he causes when the managers defy his orders. Even his relationship with Christine could be described as this, having taken advantage of her father's death in order to come into her life as an "Angel of Music", and tutoring her from his hidden lair with the intent of marrying her.

    Video Games 
  • The unnamed Villain Protagonist from Hatred is a psychopath who takes incredible pleasure in wantonly slaughtering everyone he comes upon.
  • Vega from the Street Fighter series is a narcissistic ninja bullfighter aristocrat whose hobbies include carving people up with a clawed gauntlet in order to watch their blood pool beneath them, likening it to a blooming rose. Though he finds it vulgar when it sprays.
    • Juri is an Ax-Crazy murderer with "rules" and "boring people" in the "dislikes" portion of her profile.
  • Bandits of the Borderlands series are Always Chaotic Evil lunatics whose entire lives seem to revolve around violence.
  • Dio from World Heroes 2 is a Humanoid Abomination created by the Mad Scientist Dr. Damundo. After the defeat of his previous creation, Geegus, he made a much more powerful one, which decided to abandon the doctor and destroy the world by itself, killing millions of innocent people. After Geegus is defeated, Dio comes from nowhere and challenges the protagonist, intending to kill anyone who interferes in his plans.
  • HK-47 from Knights of the Old Republic cheerfully asks to kill every living thing he sees; he only has his master's metaphorical leash stopping him from becoming a literal non-stop killing machine.
    • Calo Nord, a legendary bounty hunter, kills people for talking to him when he's not in the mood.
    • Also, Darth Nihilus from the sequel is an Omnicidal Maniac who seeks to devour all life in the galaxy so that he can sate his hunger.
  • Eventually, everyone who plays Grand Theft Auto gets powerful and bored/pissed off enough that they become this. Ditto any other crime sandbox game. Protagonist-wise, Trevor Phillips of Grand Theft Auto V is the closest to this and is stated to be inspired by the mindset of said players.
  • Black Whirlwind from Jade Empire, an Ax-Crazy mercenary whose chaotic and impulsive actions (sleeping with his employer's wife, cutting a girl two rivals were fighting over in half) normally end in him having to kill everyone in self defense.
  • Resident Evil's Albert Wesker. By Resident Evil 5, he hates everyone in the world and seeks to genocide the human race. Plus half the things he did beforehand, from taking a preteen outbreak survivor prisoner to injecting Jill with viruses and forcing her to aid him just so she can suffer.
    • Anything infected with the T-Virus. No matter how harmless or non-violent it was before, no matter the intelligence it has after (Some of them are quite smart), be it man, animal, vegetable, or mineral, you'd better believe it lives only to sow death and destruction once infected.
  • Tira, Cervantes, and Nightmare in Soul Series. Soul Edge has rendered them all insane killing machines with little regard for who's on the other side of the blade.
  • Kefka of Final Fantasy VI, an Ax-Crazy, Omnicidal Monster Clown and a Chaotic Evil hybrid of types 2 and 4. In the first part of the game he works for The Empire, but disobeys orders whenever he feels like it so he can, for example, gleefully slaughter a city and hear the people scream. In the second part he is a Physical God and rules over the world... Or rather, the scraps and ruins of it that are left.
  • Luca Blight from Suikoden II. He murdered his own troops (specifically, the youth brigade, composed of teenagers) and pinned the blame on the opposing side in order to put an end to a peace treaty, razed entire villages full of civilians, executed those who begged for their lives, attempted to cut a little girl in half while wearing a sinister grin on his face, assassinated his own father in order to become king, slaughtered the entire population of Muse in order to power-up a True Rune, pursued unarmed refugees and killed them... The list goes on and on.
  • A chaotic evil character alignment is possible in Infamous, just like in all sandbox games. Infamous is made distinct by the fact that the player has the option to choose their character alignment through their actions, and character alignment is actually a major element in the way that the game plays out. If you choose to be chaotic evil, then people will hate you, the city will descend deeper into crime and anarchy, and you will gain powers exclusive to evil characters.
  • Kerrigan from StarCraft once the Expansion Pack Brood War rolls around. She plays The Chessmaster to get into power, and once there does whatever she feels like while massacring her remaining competition. She leaves Zeratul alive after forcing him to kill his Matriarch in order to free her, so that his "every waking moment will be torture." She also lampshades it by calling herself the "Queen Bitch of the universe."
  • Hell is depicted this way in the Diablo mythos. Its denizens enjoy slaughtering and corrupting mortals, and hold chaos as a cosmic ideal to which all reality should bend. However, besides the Three Prime Evils who rule Hell, most of the forces of Hell seem to in fact be Stupid Evil, and are perfectly willing to simply slaughter each other for all eternity.
  • The Fiends from Fallout: New Vegas are a gang of savage, drug-addicted killers who terrorize the wasteland and cause mayhem wherever they go. Some of their leaders in particular put even Caesar's Legion to shame in terms of cruelty. They are also the only story-important faction in the game that the player cannot befriend (aside from selling them drugs).
  • The Umgah from Star Control II are a race of practical jokers who seem to have little to no loyalty to anyone or anything, even attacking the player after he saves their entire race, just for kicks and giggles. The fact that the Umgah's pranks are implied to cause the death of thousands, if not millions of sentient beings puts them squarely in the "evil" category. For example, they drop miles-wide meteors into the oceans of inhabited planets and consider it hilarious.
    • The Kohr-Ah probably also qualify, as opposed to their Lawful Evil counterparts the Kzer-Za. The Kzer-Za believe that the key to their race's survival is to enslave everybody else, thus bringing order and hierarchy to the galaxy. The Kohr-Ah on the other hand believe that if there are no living sentient races, then they can never again be made slaves and kill. Anyone and everything that isn't them must die.
  • The Edel Bernal, the Big Bad and True Final Boss of Super Robot Wars Z is a perfect example of this alignment. He lives only for the pleasure of death and destruction and cause the dimensional collapse which resulted in the countless conflicts of the game for fun.
  • Melissa and Meria, the evil sides of the archangel Marietta, from Knights in the Nightmare fit the bill nicely. They cause massive bloodshed and chaos throughout the game for no reason other than For the Evulz. In fact, in Meria's route, if the player chooses, Meria can take her campaign of destruction all the way to the heavens.
  • Bishop of Neverwinter Nights 2 is canonically a Type 3 Chaotic Evil human ranger. While not a sociopath, he is a major jerk, and will happily slaughter his way through anyone to achieve his goals. He firmly believes in Social Darwinism, that the concept of civilization and culture are a total sham, and that everyone, even (or perhaps especially) him, is just a rabid animal waiting to strike. He will also betray you during the siege on your fortress, claiming he is always on the winning side. It is possible to convince him later on not to attack you in the final battle of the game, though only if he likes/respects you enough..
    • From the same game, Qara is listed as Chaotic Neutral, but her attitude and actions (overtly smug and sadistic, wanting to kill everything she hates with fire, and getting offended if you suggest she use her fire powers for practical purposes rather than mass murder) cause her to seem more like this. Also, her reasons for betraying you are very petty (namely, you not letting her burn everything in sight), while Bishop at least does so because he doesn't think you can win, and there's no way to stop her from Face Heel Turning without being a suck-up the whole game, unless you treat Sand even worse.
  • The Postal Dude, and in fact, the Postal series embody this alignment. Basically the series is about doing whatever you feel like, which typically involves going postal against society.
  • Tales of Vesperia's Zagi may very well be the embodiment of this alignment. Not only is he Ax-Crazy to the nth degree, about 90% of his dialogue is either him giving an over the top Evil Laugh or a deranged non sequitur. To specify, he starts out as a Psycho for Hire, but gradually becomes a Stalker with a Crush towards Yuri and indulges in Cybernetics Eat Your Soul just so he can have the satisfaction of defeating and killing him. It takes no less than five battles to finally defeat him. "Hahahaha! I'm gonna kill you and carve your name into my blood!"
  • The Legend of Zelda:
  • Dark Star/Dark Bowser from Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story. There's a good reason it's a Sealed Evil in a Can in the first place, that being that it's completely omnicidal without a cause (as in, wants to destroy the entire world and everything in it bar maybe itself). It also clones others via copying their DNA, which is... bad news when it gets eaten by Bowser.
    "Soon this kingdom will vanish along with all who dwell within. And you, too, will sleep eternally in the dark power's embrace!"
  • Shiro Tagachi from Guild Wars. He's bent on destroying the entire continent of Cantha (hence the Jade Wind) and actively seeks revenge the entire time he's "dead".
  • Gary Smith from Bully. After the first chapter of the game, he schemes behind the scenes, then sets his master plan into action in the last chapter. He causes a riot, ties up the head, gets several kids expelled (sending several more through therapy), does enormous amounts of vandalism and destruction, lies to everyone, and calls your mother a whore. Why? Because he can!
  • Zevran Arainai of Dragon Age: Origins is a rare example of a Chaotic Evil party member that's actually quite pleasant to be around, thanks to his wit and charm. He seems to mostly be a Type 1, given that freedom from the Antivan Crows is his primary concern, but he also shows little or no remorse for the lives he's taken up until that point. His original nature seemed to be leaning towards Chaotic Good, but his enforced service to the Crows over a lifetime has generally winnowed away any morality he had, especially a few seriously tragic events. He can be brought back to CG with a Romance, or at LEAST Chaotic Neutral with enough approval, though he's still an assassin by trade. Zevran shows up in one quest for the sequel, and is now firmly CN, as he's more or less started assassinating the other assassins rather then taking marks himself, mostly because they won't stop trying (and failing) to kill him. He appears to be insuring his freedom by single-handedly dismantling the entire Antivan Crows organization bit by bit.
    • Morrigan is also Chaotic Evil, leaning more towards Chaotic. She attaches great importance to personal freedom and disapproves of oppression throughout Thedas, but disapproves of any charitable acts and approves of some of your worst atrocities. It is notoriously difficult to play a Lawful Good type and still keep her approval high.
  • Baldur's Gate:
    • Sarevok Anchev and Amelyssan the Blackhearted, the Big Bads in Baldur's Gate and Baldur's Gate II: Throne of Bhaal, are both good examples of intelligent, patient Chaotic Evil, though both also show a bit of a fiery temper in the short term in spite of being Chessmasters. Both of their plans involve building alliances and beguiling everyone only to tear it all apart by having everyone kill everyone in an orgy of bloodshed so that they can have supreme power for themselves.
    • Bodhi is a predatory, sadistic and bloodthirsty vampire, intelligent but somewhat unrestrained, who was originally motivated by lust for godly power and is now driven by revenge.
    • Korgan Bloodaxe is everything you could ask for from an Chaotic Evil Ax-Crazy Psycho for Hire. And he's on your side.
    • Shar-Teel in the original game, where her Blood Knight tendencies are driven to the extreme due to her unadulterated hatred of men.
    • The necromancer Xzar is somewhat sadistic, lacks any empathy and is completely, utterly unhinged, varying between coldly sarcastic and cheerfully (or otherwise) insane.
    • Tiax from the first game. A gnome thief/cleric of Cyric, Tiax is also totally insane, yelling to anyone who'll listen in a loud, over-the-top manner about how magnificent it will be once he rules the world — with an iron fist, naturally. It's a little telling that you can find him in Spellhold, an asylum for mad mages that functions more as a lock-up-people-we-don't-like facility, and no-one's upset that he's there.
  • Gig from Soul Nomad & the World Eaters; brash, deceptive, impulsive, crude, attempts to solve all his long-term problems (mainly the one that there's people still alive on the same plane of existence as he) with simple short-term solutions (mainly killing everything in sight) and turned the protagonist's homeworld into a slowly dying dustbowl because he thinks wanton slaughter of mortals is fun. Oh yeah, and he's on your side, which turns the game into a rather interesting case of being the Kid with the Leash. Gig gets Character Development during the story and ends up more of a Chaotic Neutral The Imp. The good ending to the Demon Path also sees him overcome his Laser-Guided Amnesia and return to his Lawful Good former incarnation.
    • The one guy who's worse than that: you, in the Demon Path, who decides to just go kill everyone because he or she felt like it. Oh, and Gig in that storyline? Eventually, you absorb him instead of the other way around if you win the final battle. Fun stuff.
  • Warcraft:
    • While the leadership of the Burning Legion was firmly Lawful Evil, the individual demons that comprise its ranks mostly fell into this alignment, being creatures of pure chaos and inherently destructive overall. Your average imp or felguard dud not care much for Sargeras's grand plan of purifying the cosmos: they just wanted to smash things, kill people and sate their magic addiction. An example of a named Legion character of this alignment would be the pit lord Mannoroth: there was nothing complex about his motivations like with Kil'jaeden or Sargeras himself, just rage and the desire to sow chaos.
    • Deathwing the Destroyer, progenitor of the black dragonflight. The reason he first joined the Old Gods was to be free of his burden as the Dragon Aspect of Earth - which involved destroying said earth to free them in the process, but who carsd about that? He was a more reserved, manipulative character in his earlier appearances, but by the time of Cataclysm, he had fully become the archetypical Chaotic Evil villain: a violent force of nature which sowed destruction, seemingly at random, for no reason other than rage and hatred. For that matter, most of the more insane followers of the Old Gods fit into that category as well.
    • Sylvanas Windrunner, especially in Battle for Azeroth and onwards (prior to that she was more Chaotic Neutral). She's an unpredictable character - always scheming and plotting, but also prone to violent sadism and fits of rage - and seemingly has no other goal in her life than to remain alive and free, no matter the cost. She notably serves as a good contrast to Garrosh Hellscream, another evil Horde leader. Whereas Garrosh, as a Lawful Evil character, was a fanatic, keeping to orcish honour no matter how many would die to satisfy his hunger for war, Sylvanas voices her distaste for the concept, seeing it as a detriment to the success of the Horde and her own plans.
  • Jeremy from Wild ARMs 4 started out as Neutral Evil. However, when you face him for the last time, he's definitely descended into this alignment, mainly because [[spoiler:becoming part-ARM made him completely Ax-Crazy.
  • Most Daedra of The Elder Scrolls. Sheogorath is the quintessential and charming example, extremely powerful and more likely to send flaming pets raining down on a village as provide useful advice. The only rule he follows is that he won't make things more sane ...except when his curse de-activates. In reality, though, Sheogorath is more like a pendulum that swings between Chaotic Evil, Chaotic Neutral and Chaotic Good (he is the prince of madness, after all). On the one hand, he's a psychopath and Ax-Crazy, on the other hand he helped the Chimer (who later became the dark elves) move from Summerset Isle and form their pre-tribunal culture. He's also very keen on punishing those that deserve it, or teaching lessons to people. And he invented music.
    • Technically none of the Daedra qualify as their motives are so far above your head you can't comprehend it. If there were any, however, they would be Molag Bal, ''King of Rape''; Boethia, who has aspects of anarchy and Darwinism; Mehrunes Dagon, who wants nothing more than to tear down creation; Vaermina, who rules over dreams and whose purpose is to torture everyone she can with the most horrifying nightmares possible; and Mephala, whose aspect is purposely veiled from mortal interpretation, but all she/he ever does is cause destruction and sow chaos. She also might be the patron of both assassin's guilds and destroys peace for the sake of it. The ironic thing here is that Boethia and Mephala, alongside Azura, are considered the good Daedra! Of course, of the three, only Azura is looked upon kindly outside of Morrowind.
  • Goremand from Trials of Mana brainwashes two best friends of the main characters into attacking them and helps the Dark Lich gain control of the Mana Sword just for giggles.
  • Omega from the Mega Man Zero series fits here, being a bloodthirsty machine of destruction.
  • Leon the Black Knight from Yggdra Union is a bloodthirsty, batshit insane warrior who thinks nothing of slaughtering anyone who crosses him. He's probably the most evil character, along with the Lawful Evil Mardym.
  • Morinth from Mass Effect 2 has a genetic condition that kills the people she has sex with, and spends her time manipulating people into adoring her, then kills them with said condition when she's bored of them. Once, she used Samara's Knight Templar code to force Samara to kill a village of people she'd brainwashed into worshipping her as a goddess.
    • Renegade Shepard sometimes shows signs of this. Unless roleplayed otherwise, the majority of his/her actions lean more towards Chaotic Neutral, but sometimes there are some renegade actions that have no real justification, such as urging a drug addled civilian to throw himself at a band of mercenaries for shits and giggles, and manipulating Annoleis and Gianna into killing each other when he could have gotten what he wanted from them in a much more straight forward way.
    • Mass Effect 3 allows you to go on a team-killing rampage—Ashley/Kaiden, Legion, Mordin, and Wrex can all be put down by Shepard, depending on the choices made. However, Renegade Shepard here is far more Chaotic Neutral, even Chaotic Good in some places. A Renegade in Mass Effect 3 basically believes that sacrifice is necessary, while the Paragon wants to save everyone they can. Both have their flaws.
  • BlazBlue's Yuuki Terumi (a.k.a. Hazama) has, as his apparant overall plot, the desire to create the Kusanagi, the sword of the godslayer. To do this, he's performed almost every single atrocity that occurs in the game towards any of the other characters. And we mean everything . He fucked up Ragna's life by cutting off his arm and kidnapping his sister, fucked up Jin's life by giving him the sword that messed with his mind, fucked up Noel's life by turning her into the Kusanagi (not that anything had gone well for her before), fucked up Arakune's life by turning him into the monster he is, etc. He is nearly impossible to control or predict (partly due to his destructive impulses and partly due to his plans upon plans upon plans upon plans upon plans) and absolutely hates to receive orders. And thus far, his actions have mainly been For the Evulz. When Chronophantasma is revealed, it only takes to the end of the promoting trailer until he reveals his other goal which is also encompassed in Kusanagi: To Create a Playground for Evil where all humans kill each other while he just watches in amusement because that's what he considered entertaining. Needless to say, he's one of the more dangerous Type 4 Chaotic Evil characters with a bloodcurdling portion of Type 2 Neutral Evil thrown in for good meassure.
  • Guilty Gear's I-No, who is responsible for plunging the whole world into Armageddon after killing Ky Kiske out of amusement in one timeline until That Man intervenes and resets the timeline. She is nearly impossible to control or predict (due to her destructive impulses and her contant use of her time-travel abilities to travel to the past as many times as she wants and change it in her image) and absolutely hates to receive orders. And, thus far, her actions have mainly been For the Evulz.
  • Dracula, the Big Bad of the Castlevania franchise. He turns to the psychotic mass murder of humans to avenge his beloved wife. In Castlevania: Chronicles of Sorrow, Soma Cruz, who is normally Chaotic Good, could become this as well if he sees the same fate happening in front of his very eyes.
  • Vanitas from Kingdom Hearts: Birth by Sleep is supposed to be The Dragon to Master Xehanort, but it's made quite clear that he's a Dragon with an Agenda who only works for Xehanort because it allows him to do as much evil as he pleases. Justified given that he's made of nothing but darkness.
  • Constantine, the villain from Thief: The Dark Project wanted nothing less than causing the world to return to chaos.
  • Vaas from Far Cry 3 is a psychopath leading the pirates that occupy the game's setting of Rook island. Most conversations with him begin with uncanny attempts at pleasantness on his part which then proceed into violent death threats issued at the slightest provocation. Nowhere else is his madness more apparent than his infamous "definition of insanity speech".
  • NEXUS from Warzone 2100 is the Type 2 variety, who destroyed human civilization because Evil Feels Good.
  • Marx from Kirby Super Star tricks Kirby into summoning NOVA under the pretense of wishing for the sun and moon to stop fighting. In reality, it's so that Marx can wish to control Pop Star, allowing him to "cause all the mischief [he] wants".
  • Vladimir Makarov from Call of Duty attacks a Russian airport to get Russia to attack the US (which Shepherd exploited) and is shown to have no loyalty to the Ultranationalists, despite being one himself.
  • Raul Menendez from Call of Duty: Black Ops is a very charismatic version of Chaotic Evil, described as an anarchist whose main goal is toppling Western civilization in revenge for his family's death and leave it on equal ground with third-world nations, and is referred to as "Messiah of the 99%" by his loyal followers, who seek to end the corrupt reign of the 1%.
  • Jenna Angel from Digital Devil Saga is a Type 1, believing that the only way to create a free society in a world where sunlight is deadly to all but demons is to give everyone an equal chance by having them turn into demons and introducing utter chaos, though it is also due to her desire for revenge for the death of her lover due to people believing he was a danger despite trying to find a cure for the disease caused by the sunlight.
  • J. D. Thorne from Tron 2.0 has the dubious distinction of being the only true Chaotic Evil character in the TRON universe. The movie villains are Lawful Evil, the other villains in the game are Neutral Evil. Once Thorne is in the system and merged with The Corruption, all he cares about is his status as a "Master User" and corrupting more and more Programs and systems with his disease.
  • Mortal Kombat:
    • Shao Kahn. In the war between the realms of Order and Chaos, the forces of Chaos want to put Kahn back on the throne of Outworld, because under his rule the only law was "obey Shao Kahn" and he didn't really give a crap about what anyone else was doing. He promoted infighting and competition amongst his minions in a "divide and rule" policy to the point where the Centaur and Shokan races went to war with one another to curry his favour (and thus gain more power). While is goal is to merge all the realms with Outworld and rule over everything, it's an ambition based solely on ego and a lust for conquest and power, and as long as he holds absolute power he doesn't really care about how his people live their day to day lives, though it tends to be pretty miserable, desperate and violent thanks to how sadistic and brutish he is.
    • Havik from the Realm of Chaos is either this or Chaotic Neutral, in the sense that he promotes Chaos as an ideal throughout the realms and actively opposes the Realm of Order and its plans. In Armageddon both he and Hotaru, the Order champion, were on the side of Evil, though that's mostly because there wasn't a Order Versus Chaos thing going on.
    • Quan Chi. In Deadly Alliance both he and Shao Kahn are mentioned as using the Mortal Kombat tournament "to destroy all that is good", and in the earlier Mortal Kombat Gold he tells Baraka that his only goal is to obtain power...which apparently entails killing everyone everywhere so that he doesn't have to "hold coil" to them, ie. he thinks ultimate power, by definition, has to mean zero responsibility, and he'll Kill 'Em All to ensure no one so much as tries to make him responsible for anything. And lets not get started on his Chronic Backstabbing Disorder.
    • In Deception, Kabal performs a Face–Heel Turn and reforms The Black Dragon as a Chaotic Evil organization out to cause global anarchy. Thanks to a Cosmic Retcon, this became an Aborted Arc and last time we saw him he was still a hero, a dead hero.
  • The Crusaders faction of the Resistance of Praetoria in City of Heroes fit this neatly. While the resistance as a whole is trying to overthrow the oppressive government — which will have dangers and consequences — the Crusaders' methods are monstrous, including blowing up hospitals to teach the populace that Emperor Cole can't protect them. Some Crusaders are Well Intentioned Extremists, but others just like destruction.
  • Mr. Scratch, the Big Bad of Alan Wake's American Nightmare, fits this alignment quite nicely. For reference, take a gander at his monologue before he tortures a man to death:
    Mr. Scratch: This poor slob's just collateral damage, really. I mean, I beat some information out of him earlier. But this part? (Pulls off the man's tie.) This is just for kicks. (Begins choking him.)
  • Assault Bomber from Bomberman Generation is easily Chaotic Evil. He is overly obsessed with death and destruction and will do anything to achieve it. He is malevolent and EXTREMELY psychotic to the point of having no self-control whatsoever. His title is "the Reaper of the Crush Bombers" for a reason.
  • Darkwraiths in Dark Souls, Covenant of Darkstalker Kaathe, the primordial serpent. The Darkwraiths seek to preserve Humanity, and thus collect it in order to prevent the feeding of Bonfires. Unlike the Way of White, they wish to end the Age of Fire and to usher in the Age of Darkness.
  • Ridley in the Metroid franchise is a bloodthirsty petrodactyl-like villain who revels in wreaking destruction across the galaxy, and is responsible for the murder of Samus' parents during his raid on her home planet. The Space Pirates make him their general due to his extremely evil nature and immense power.
  • Smithy's Gang in Super Mario RPG are Chaotic Evil in general, but the Axem Rangers define themselves as such in their Badass Creed.
    Axem Red: We fight for evil!
    Axem Black: We live for disorder!
    Axem Green: We like what we do!
    Axem Pink: We struggle for chaos!
    Axem Yellow: We are...
    All: ... THE AXEM RANGERS!
  • The Xenon from the X-Universe series are a very hard Type 3. They are the descendants of the original Terraformers, a collection of highly advanced robots created by the Terrans to locate and colonize planets into habitability. In the 2140s, an idiotic programmer bungled a software patch and caused the Terraformers to go rogue and attempt to "terraform" all other life into extinction; only the brave and successful attempts of luring the now insane Terraformers to a gate and the subsequent destruction of it by a particular Terran task force (who would later become the Argons) saved the Terrans from extinction. The Xenon was born as a splinter group from the original Terraformers and view all organic life as prey fit for extinction.
  • The Big Bad Duumvirate of Sonic the Hedgehog (2006) are both this. Iblis is a type 2, a mindless destructive force that consumes the entire future world in fire. Mephiles the Dark is a type 4, a Manipulative Bastard seeking to unleash the latter via a scheme thats needless complexity is best rationalized as For the Evulz.
  • Sliske in Runescape tries to turn the PC into a wright just because he thinks they would make a good addition to their collection, kills Guthix and tries to incite a second God War just to make things more interesting.
  • Irving from Gods Will Be Watching is a torturer who loves his job because it lets him hurt people all he wants and get paid for it. He works for the Holistic Empire because they don't believe in such things as equality or human rights, allowing the strong to rise on their own merits, and, again, because their lack of human rights means he gets to torture prisoners. He and his silent partner are the only unambiguously evil characters in a game full of Gray-and-Grey Morality.
  • The Pack from the Nuka World DLC of Fallout 4 lean towards this. Taking the feral concept of nature that only the toughest survive is largely their role. Howling, watching dog fights, and treating each other like animals makes them resemble an ancient tribe, particularly the more bloodthirsty kinds.
  • The Paranoid Incarnation in Planescape: Torment is canonically Chaotic Evil, and reading his memoirs explains a lot of it. Almost completely insane and extremely individualistic, he spent most of his life trying to come up with far-fetched scenarios to protect himself, murdering people who were trying to help him for being 'useless', and left a lot of traps and pain behind him to spite all the other Incarnations of The Nameless One for 'stealing his body'. Despite all this, it is entirely possible to feel pity for him when you finally meet, simply because he couldn't handle the torment inherent to being who he was.
  • Fire Emblem: Path of Radiance has the Big Bad Ashnard. In addition to being violently and malevolently insane, his ultimate goal is to use the power of the dark goddess to turn all of Tellius into a Social Darwinist anarchy where only power holds sway. He wouldn't look out of place in a Shin Megami Tensei game.
  • Tyranny
    • The Voices of Nerat, Archon of Secrets and leader of the Scarlet Chorus, is a Type 2 with shades of Type 4. He’s a cruel and sadistic jester who loves to cause mayhem, encourages Klingon Promotion among his forces, and routinely asks the Player Character to send important allies his way so he can consume their minds. Despite his love of mayhem, he willingly serves Kyros and (in theory, at least) takes care never to truly piss off his liege. He is also a babbling lunatic who is well aware of his own insanity, as well as a brilliant schemer; if killed, it is mentioned in the epilogue that some of his former Mooks think He's Just Hiding!
    • Verse, one of Nerat’s Elite Mooks, is more of a Type 1 with elements of Type 3 (the latter being openly encouraged in the Chorus). She is less sadistic than Nerat, being less willing to kill innocent people (just people, though). She also Jumped at the Call to join the Chorus, not being interested in the settled life she lived on her mother’s farm. In keeping with her Type 3 elements, she’s of the belief that the strong should lead, murdering their way to the top if necessary. If taken to fight the Voices, she claims that Nerat has grown weak and needs to be replaced.
    • Kills-in-Shadow is literally a Type 3. She is a bloodthirsty predator who willingly pledges herself to the player character, but only because she is convinced that the player character is powerful; she makes clear when joining that her loyalty is purely a matter of strength and she will readily turn on the player character if she is convinced they have grown weak. She is protective of younger packmates, though, be they fellow Beasts she looked after or fellow allies of the player character.
    • Bleden Mark is primarily a Type 4 with elements of Type 1. He has no interest in power or laws; he only serves Kyros because his attempt to kill him/her failed and Kyros offered mercy in exchange for service. He enjoys killing people, so as long as Kyros and Tunon give him fun targets to take out, he’s willing to continue serving them, though a sufficiently interesting player character can convince him to serve them instead.
  • League of Legends: Several champions are rampaging maniacs in various forms. Aatrox, Brand, and Cho'gath, as Omnicidal Maniacs, are probably the most "evil", while the most "chaotic" are Shaco, an Expy of The Joker, and Kled, a mushroom-addled lunatic who flies into a murderous rage whenever anyone other than himself or Skaarl is on "his property", a category that — according to Kled — includes pretty much every inch of Valoran.
    Kled: Yeah, I like it out here. Freedom, communin' with nature, killin' hikers.
  • Pathfinder: Kingmaker, having the Trope Maker's alignment system, has several canonical examples, some of whom are party members:
    • Tartuccio, a Guest-Star Party Member from the tutorial and later The Rival of your character for the first chapter. Tartuccio is a vain, backstabbing, manipulative and mean little bastard with no standards or morals and also a spy for Pitax. No matter which way the parties end up splitting Tartuccio quickly throws his other teammates under the bus for his own benefit.
    • Rengongar is a former slave from Numeria whose life was made a living hell by being a test subject for 'awakening' magic potential. Having been set free by the Player Character, Rengongar wants revenge on his former captors and to make sure he's never hurt again, and is willing to throw everyone else to the wolves to keep his own freedom. As long as he's not under direct threat, however, he's completely affable and friendly and has a Morality Pet in his life companion Octavia. Depending on how their personal quest ends up, Octavia can end up rubbing off on him and make him change alignment (it can also go the opposite way).
    • Nok-Nok is a goblin convinced he's The Chosen One of the God of Evil Lammasu, making him a goblin hero. Like most Pathfinder goblins (who are Neutral Evil) he combines a complete lack of impulse control with a Social Darwinist outlook and rampant pyromania, and adds to it an even more selfish streak and a love of stabbing things. Like Rengongar, he's perfectly nice to the Player Character as he sees you as a sidekick/mentor who will help him reach his destiny.
    • The majority of the game's Arc Villains are Chaotic Evil, like the Stag Lord, Tartuk and Hargulka, Armag, Irovetti, and the game's Big Bad Nyrissa as well.
  • The Serpent Riders from the Heretic and Hexen games. While given little in game characterization, they are definitely evil and implied to be chaotic as the source of their power is called the Chaos sphere.
  • Caleb from Blood. Despite being the main character, he's still a former worshipper of Tchernobog and is motivated solely by desire for revenge. Ironically, Tchernobog and The Cabal count as this alignment as well despite being the antagonists.
  • God of War III: Kratos, hands down, is the avatar of Chaos through this game, murdering civilians for sport on his way to achieving vengance against the gods and unleashing environmental disasters on the world as they die. As quoted in this trailer:
    Zeus: In the end, he will suffer. In the end, we will triumph. In the end-
    Kratos: There will be only chaos.

    Web Animation 
  • Carl from Llamas with Hats. Among his many crimes include: stabbing a man 37 times, burying a woman alive, sinking a cruise ship on purpose, toppling a South American government, nuking a city, intentionally tearing a hole in the fabric of space-time, mutilating millions of babies from alternate universes, making a dragon out of the meat of orphans he'd killed and then eating it, and ending all life on Earth, all for no reason whatsoever.

    Web Comics 
  • Bangladesh Dupree from Girl Genius, a former pirate who works with Baron Wulfenbach because he gives her lots of opportunities to kill and torture people.
  • Pierre Buzarde, Psycho for Hire villain of Ruby's World, kills his own Mooks on a whim, talks about torture like an art form, and believes that taking someone alive means he can still render them brain-damaged from asphyxiation.
  • The Order of the Stick:
    • Belkar Bitterleaf. Word of God has his alignment written down pat. Once got in the middle of a barroom brawl between old friends (offscreen) and stabbed fifteen people to death. He later gets visited in a dream by Shojo, who tells him that rather than trying to actively act outside of society's rules (which would make others kill him eventually), he should instead try to play by the rules and cheat whenever he can, making others believe he's playing by the rules. Belkar sums this up as faking Character Development. Following a lot of group upheaval, he begins to realize he's Becoming the Mask, and starts to actually *try* to be a better team player.
    • Xykon, the Big Bad from the same series, also very much fits in here. Killing for the fact that it's the only thing that he can enjoy since undeath, he has since stopped caring about anything save for his own amusement, which usually results in horrible atrocities for others. He sees either standards or justification for evil actions as merely cowardice.
    • According to the Order of the Stick wiki page, Sabine and Thog are also Chaotic Evil. Sabine qualifies because she's a demon and therefore Always Chaotic Evil, and Thog is a Psychopathic Manchild — he's innocent and not deliberately malicious, but thinks killing is fun and will kill without remorse.
    • Fenrir, the God of Monsters of the Northern Pantheon, manages to define Chaotic Evil in just one line. The gods are voting whether to destroy the world to stop something that threatens the gods themselves, and he votes "yes" because
    "Tear down the world! Murder everyone! Piss on their graves!"
  • 8-Bit Theater:
    • Black Mage. His most powerful spell is powered by love — in the same way that an automobile engine is powered by gasoline. It burns away a small part of the total amount of love in the universe each time he uses it, which he says manifests as a small increase in divorce rates. He typically presents as a type 4 but can move along the scale to either type 1 or type 2 depending on what kind of day he's been having. You know things are bad when he Hadokens a supply ship for orphans out of existence.
    • King Steve, The Caligula of Corneria, is all too happy to start wars on a whim and has babies killed to make shoes. Holding an election for his throne with the option of him or a sword to the head, he kills off 52% of his own people.
  • Aram of Men in Hats. His hobbies consist of poisoning, immolating, bombing, insulting, and psychologically torturing his "friends." Also, television.
    Aram: I'm bored. Jump around with this scorpion on your face.
    Gamal: Whaaaaaahh!
  • Homestuck:
    • Jack Noir kills people to pass the time, having started his killing spree over being forced to wear a silly hat. He isn't exactly picky, having abandoned all pretense of allegiance in favour of more teleporting murder. The only people spared his ire are the Draconian Dignitary, who acts as his Mission Control, and the ascended Peregrine Mendicant. In the case of PM, it's less "spared his ire" and more "unable to kill her, since she's his opposite alignment counterpart and exactly as powerful as he is." He also seems to be incapable of directly harming Jade, because he's partly her devoted guardian Becquerel (it's complicated). This doesn't mean he doesn't want her dead, it just means he has to send an agent (Courtyard Droll) to do it instead of handling it personally.
    • Lord English, ever since he was a young man, has reveled in destruction. Once he became the Lord of Time, the only thing that can satisfy his bloodlust is engineering the destruction of entire universes, then traveling into the now-destroyed universe's past to rampage across it and set up the circumstances that led to its destruction in the first place. While he does accumulate minions over the course of his campaigns of murder who range all over the evil spectrum, at the end of the day he regards them as little more than his slaves, existing only to enable his pursuit of the destruction of everything that ever was and ever shall be.
  • Sluggy Freelance:
    • The demons of the Dimension of Pain in general are mainly motivated to inflict pain on mortals, and since they've run out of mortals, they'll just do whatever. Some of them randomly eating each other's pets or their own children is treated as business as usual.
    • The group of pain-crazed mutants accidentally created by the Nofun Corporation and taking it over are similar, but even more so. They're so chaotic they have trouble getting anything done, and their leader Pang feels that he's Surrounded by Idiots, but he's also the worst offender in that respect. Hint: killing and torturing people randomly isn't a good way to get anything else done.
    • The arch-demon K'Z'K's reason for existence is to cause The End of the World as We Know It, and not just once but over and over again. He's impulsive, has a cheerfully horrible sense of humour about hurting others, and unconcernedly bends any deal that he makes to a breaking point. It's the behaviour not of only someone motivated to destroy everything but also someone powerful enough to disregard everyone else's objections.
    • Lodoze is a parody of Lobo who goes around killing people randomly (for reasons such as getting "Don't know" as an answer to a question) and acts with complete impunity because he's totally invulnerable. As Bun-bun remarks, it's easy to be "tough" when you're invulnerable.
  • Tlodnal, the God of Death in Our Little Adventure. His portfolio includes agony and sadness, and his clerics preach this dogma by spreading as much pain and misery as they possibly can.
  • Bruno the Bandit claimed that supermodels are all Chaotic Evil, in so many words.
  • The cartoonist of Kevin & Kell classifies Angelique as Chaotic Evil: she can hold a serious grudge and will screw over anyone to make sure she gets out on top, including seizing control of her ex-husband's company and nearly liquidating it to make a profit, selling out her fellow rabbits, and spurring her Neutral Evil husband R.L. into more overt attempts at sabotaging Kell's rival company.
  • Tower of God
    • The FUG organisation exists to overthrow and destroy the rulers of the Tower, King Jahad and the ten great families. While that's not an unambiguously evil goal — considering the kind of abuses of power by the rulers that often drive people to join FUG — FUG is shown as routinely manipulating, coercing, and killing people without hesitation.
      • Special mention goes to the soul eating, former Slayer White, who had lost his Slayer position because even FUG had deemed him too dangerous to work with. Probably on account of him proxy-killing a billion people by engaging two countries he created in a Forever War, and harvesting souls from the casualities over the course of centuries.
    • Quaetro Blitz is Axe-Crazy with fire. He later becomes friendly with the heroes, but that doesn't change the fact that he's still a crazy guy who likes to burn people to death for fun.
    • Khun Maschenny Jahad is a sadistic, backstabbing Blood Knight who, as a D-Rank Regular, had wanted to fight Jahad himself. She's currently motivated by a want to bring the Tower into total war, and is also very aware of her own thirst for blood.
  • Kill Six Billion Demons
    • Aesma, the goddess of want, from the background mythology. It's typical for her to storm into a place and lay waste to everything and fight everyone on a quest to satisfy some foolish desire. She's definitely Chaotic Stupid, but Evil rather than Chaotic Neutral because of the sheer amount of death and destruction, and because there's kind of an explicit theme about her being extremely wicked. Someone expresses the opinion that only the Omnicidal Maniac Red Eyed King is her equal in wickedness, and when she meets him, she falls for him because he's so Obviously Evil.
    • Speaking of which, the Red Eyed King is a Generic Doomsday Villain bent on destroying absolutely everything. He has no qualms about lying and breaking promises, either.
    • Apparently the default state for devils — beings created from chaos and, unlike the angels who were created from the stuff of order but are not especially good, clearly evil too. Not a lot of exceptions have been seen. When Allison goes on a heist with a bunch of devils, and one of them tries to kill her for a bigger share and is killed by her in turn, the others just continue walking ahead and, when asked, comment that that was a bit sooner than expected. The only rule for devils is "Do as thou wilt."
  • Sparklelord from The Adventures of Dr. McNinja was once a unicorn in the Radical Lands who became an Evil Overlord to fight the radical people because they were jerks to him apparently... Anyway, by his first appearance in the comic, he just wants to spread death and destruction for no reason.

    Web Original 
  • Tez On Toast of KateModern. His earlier personas are slightly more open to debate, but from mid-season 2 onwards, he is a drug-crazed homicidal lunatic who switches motives in the blink of an eye, and takes great pleasure out of killing and torturing.
  • Flippy's evil side from Happy Tree Friends. When he sees something that reminds him of war, he turns evil and kills everyone around him.
  • Satan from The Salvation War is remarkably Ax-Crazy even for his usual image. So is Yahwee.
  • A few of the Enemies from A-GENTS. Kilk is a Type 1 Chaotic Evil Combat Sadomasochist up to his ears in Evil Feels Good. Grin, on the other hand, is definitely a type 4 Psycho for Hire with a real fondness for tentacle rape. And then there's Alice... most everyone is very, very happy that she's dead.
  • Noka: Found is implied to be this by Az. It's safe to assume that he's a much better person now, seeing as his old self is spoken of so negatively.
    Az: But Found isn't as bad as he used to be. Sure, he's still frickin' crazy sometimes, but he's not an outright psychopath. God have mercy on your soul if you somehow managed to make the old Found come back, even for a few seconds.
  • Several supervillains in the Whateley Universe, including Don Sebastiano. Don Sebastiano has a couple helpless mindslaves... so he mistreats and violates them for fun.
  • Insanity Wolf, a meme regarding a Ax-Crazy Savage Wolf deepening advice that works out to this or Stupid Evil, whichever's funnier.
  • In this video, William is portrayed as a Serial rapist stalker.
    William: I was looking for someone... someone with unforgettable eye. And now that I've found her, I'm not going to let her get away from me! — Voice of the Legion — AND YOU WON'T TELL ANYONE ABOUT THIS, YOU'RE GOING TO KEEP QUIET... LIKE A GOOD GIRL.
  • Ask That Guy with the Glasses. At one point, a man who's dying of cancer and only has one day to live asks him whether or not he should go around killing people he's always hated. Ask That Guy tells him not to, because that wouldn't be random enough and he should instead go around killing people he's never met.

    Western Animation 
  • Samurai Jack:
    • Aku. He only takes pleasure in conquest, others' suffering and praises to himself. He rules the entire Earth, yet many of his decisions are not productive in any way, being done purely For the Evulz.
    • The Dominator from Season 5. While the High Priestess is Neutral Evil, The Dominador is a twisted psychopath who is as chaotically evil as Aku. He massacres a city of innocent civilians, robs its children and uses them as experiments. Much like Aku, his decisions are not productive in any way, being done purely For the Evulz.
  • Adventure Time:
    • The Lich is a supernatural undead force created from nuclear transmissions whose sole goal is the end of all life. It doesn't get more chaotic evil than that.
    • The character known only as the "Magic Man" uses his magic powers almost exclusively to harass people for his own amusement. He was exiled from his home planet for such crimes as turning all of the water on the planet into hair, fusing people's bodies together and making people's shadows come to life and attack them. He also uses his powers to set up Hard Truth Aesops; in his first appearance on the show, when Finn gives him some food thinking him to be a beggar, he turns Finn into a giant disembodied foot so Finn can "learn to appreciate what a jerk I am." He becomes more of a True Neutral after the events of "You Forgot Your Floaties" (Or possibly even Lawful Good after the events of "Normal Man").
    • Hunson Abadeer is a demon who attacks people without provocation and also rules over a hell-like dimension called the Nightosphere which is "sustained by chaos" When Marceline is tricked into temporarily taking over his position we see that part of the duties of the ruler of the Nightosphere involve arbitrarily bestowing either "pleasure, pain, or weird punishment" on anybody who comes to him with an issue. He even describes himself as "filled with chaotic evil" in "Daddy's Little Monster".
  • Girkek the Planet-Killer from Megas XLR.
    Girkek: My only remorse is that I can't destroy your planets again!
    • Evil Coop in the finale: a Blood Knight of the first order who, having reduced his own dimension to a burned-out wasteland, seeks to invade Coop's own in order to devastate that one too.
  • Trigon of Teen Titans, a demon lord who destroyed the world just to watch it burn (he does rule over lesser demons, but this seems to amount to making them grovel and fight for his entertainment). His daughter Raven could also be said to be Chaotic Evil by nature, but she's Lawful Good by nurture, and struggles with herself continually over this.
    • Brother Blood started out Lawful Evil, but suddenly devolved into this once he created a giant tidal wave to destroy a city just because.
  • A rare example of a sympathetic Big Bad with this alignment would be Wakfu's Nox. Poor Nox. Poor insane, deluded, omnicidal Nox.
  • Rampage in Beast Wars is an Ax-Crazy murderer who killed a colony For the Evulz and won't willingly work with anyone, only siding with Megatron because the Predacon cut out half of his Spark and uses it to torture the insane monster into submission.
    • Galvatron from Transformers. He is essentially Megatron's evil spiced with the added flavor of damaged sanity chips caused by a crash-landing and a prolonged plasma bath after the events of The Transformers: The Movie. He's prone to shooting his own troops just for the heck of it and is as much a detriment to his own plans as the Autobots due to his psychosis. It reached the point where an episode had his loyal second-in-command sending him to a sentient Therapy Planet by force in hopes of curing him. Not only did it fail, but when the planet interfaced with him in an attempt to lobotomize him, he drove it insane with his madness before killing it and razing its entire civilization back to the stone age.
  • Vicky from The Fairly Oddparents, the Psycho for Hire, Straw Nihilist, and evil incarnate. It seems her only purpose in existing is to torment the children she babysits just for the sake of it. Timmy more-or-less calls her the most evil being in the Universe at one point.
  • Futurama:
    • Richard Nixon's Head, current President of the Earth, often seems Neutral Evil, but several of his actions seem to mostly be motivated by just proving how evil he is. In his first appearance, he promises if elected to sell children's organs to zoos for meat, apparently just because he can.
    • The Villain Protagonist Bender is the perfect example of a Token Evil Teammate. He enjoys his freedom above all things and will do bad things and disobey orders simply to prove he is The Unfettered. Despite being a robot and having certain lines he won't cross, he is far too greedy, wanton, hedonistic and selfish to qualify as merely Chaotic Neutral. However for a Chaotic Evil character, Bender is a rare example of Even Evil Has Standards; Bender considers Fry his best friend, and has shown considerable emotion at his loss, although he often treats him rather badly. He has even promised to never kill him, the only other exception being Hermes, after he helped Bender come to terms with being imperfect. When given the choice he will consistently side with his friends.
      Fry: You mean Bender is the evil Bender? I'm shocked. Shocked! Well, not that shocked.
  • Gravity Falls has Bill Cipher, who treats the end of the world (which HE brought on after millennia of orchestration) like a college party, and tortures people and animals For the Evulz. He's very much a Type 4.
  • Psycho for Hire Zim from Invader Zim. He would be Lawful Evil (or at least Neutral Evil) if he didn't prove to be Ax-Crazy from time to time, and at one point horribly crippled Dib with a temporal replacement device and GIR's rubber pigs. Depending on the plot, Zim is either Chaotic Evil, Neutral Evil or Lawful Evil — there's a thin line between stupid and incompetent lawful evil, genuine chaotic evil, and regular neutral evil.
  • Hexadecimal of ReBoot places more value on chaotic than evil. She once reversed her own Medusa Bug when its end result was a boring, motionless world. She shifts to Chaotic Neutral when Bob fixes her face.
  • Big Bad Demona from Gargoyles. None of her evil plans actually benefit her or improve her life in any way: they are entirely focused on the extermination of the people she hates.
  • The Witch's Ghost/Sarah Ravencroft from Scooby-Doo! and the Witch's Ghost wanted to destroy the world, and, as an actual supernatural ghost, was one of the only ones who had the ability to do so. Her Neutral Evil descendant Ben Ravencroft wanted to summon her so they could take over the world together, but she wanted to destroy it instead.
  • The Boondocks has Colonel H. Stinkmeaner, the series' Evil Incarnate, who hates everything and everyone, will commit an atrocity against anyone For the Evulz (it's even shown that it's the sole motivation behind his very breathing), and had to be sent back from Hell itself after his death at Granddad's hands because death cannot stop a nigga moment, but peace and/or jailtime will.
  • Twin Masters, the baddies from the second season of Hero: 108, seek nothing more than to let chaos reign supreme, and wipe out every living thing in Hidden Kingdom.
  • The lineup of Dethklok in Metalocalypse are card-carrying evil, and insanely chaotic.
  • Master Shake from Aqua Teen Hunger Force consistently exhibits erratic, destructive, and often violent behavior. His turnoffs are friendship, manners, and people.
  • My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic:
    • Nightmare Moon's goal is to bring about The Night That Never Ends, which would incidentally kill everyone in Equestria, regardless of identity or relevance to her personal goals. In addition, she wants to be respected and awed, and doesn't care if she has to rule by love or by fear to get that respect.
    • "The Great and Powerful" Trixie is normally just a show-off and a bully, but when she dons an Artifact of Doom to match Twilight Sparkle's ability in magic, its corrupting influence temporarily causes her to become the nutty tyrant of Ponyville, assaulting others with magic if they don't follow her weird random demands.
      Trixie: Pull, you fools!
      Snips: But wouldn't it be faster if [the cart] had some wheels?
      Trixie: The Great and Powerful Trixie doesn't trust wheels. Now, pull faster!
    • Cozy Glow believes that friendship is powerful and decides to become the empress of friendship by teaming up with Lord Tirek to drain all magic from Equestria and trap the Elements of Harmony in Tartarus. Despite this, her definition of power doesn't seem to have a meaning and her interests seem to only focus on feeling powerful, instead of leading toward an actual direction.
  • SheZap from SheZow values nothing more than chaos plain and simple.
  • The Legend of Korra:
    • Vaatu is literally the spirit of chaos.
    • The Red Lotus from season 3 is this as well, Zaheer particularly. They are a society dedicated to wiping out world order and the Avatar. However, they're devoted first and foremost to chaos, it's only their methods that push them into evil.
      "The natural order is disorder."
    • Zaheer seems to see himself as more Chaotic Neutral or Chaotic Good, as he uses what he sees as more extreme methods of attaining balance via disorder and chaos to get rid of the governments that he sees have corrupted the world. In season 4, his sincere dedication to chaos as an ideal comes to the front when he provides advice to The Hero Korra in order to defeat the Lawful Evil tyrant Kuvira (who came to power in the vacuum left in the wake of his own actions).
  • Jimmy Two-Shoes:
    • Lucius Heinous VII, whose sole goal is to make everyone else miserable For the Evulz.
    • Heloise is another example. Even though she works for Lucius, she's still a "more chaotic than evil" example; while she shares his goal of making Miseryville's population miserable, she also wants to make Lucius miserable, and the easiest way to do that is to make everyone around him happy.
  • South Park: Cartman. He's an evil, sociopathic kid who often gets revenge on others in horrible ways. Examples are how he murdered his bully's parents and fed it to him while mocking him, forced another kid to saw through his leg because he called him chubby, and how he orchestrated the suicide of his therapist's wife because he mocked him for being fat. While he normally only goes after people for revenge, he also does things like attempted genocide and once manipulated Cthulu into doing his bidding and kill thousands of hippies and other innocent people just because he could.
  • Whether you see Rick Sanchez from Rick and Morty as this or Chaotic Neutral entirely depends on how willing you are to forgive him his more egregious transgressions, such as enslaving an entire planet to power his car battery, destroying a universe, or creating (at the very least, casually employing) a race of creatures whose every living moment is pain until they perform their assigned task, whereupon they welcome sweet oblivion.
  • Lord Dominator from Wander over Yonder definitely counts due to her determination to destroy the galaxy.
  • Xavier: Renegade Angel seems at first glance to have enough of a desire to help people to qualify as Chaotic Neutral or a really, really incompetent Chaotic Good, but on closer examination he really just cares about being seen as someone who helps people. When no one's around or when helping people won't benefit him, he'll readily do things like kidnap a bunch of babies and then encourage his (sentient) snake hand to eat them, or set a number of random people on fire in the name of "reverse psychology".
  • The Giant Chicken from Family Guy is definitely this. Serving as nothing more than a recurring antagonist, attacking Peter in ridiculously prolonged fight sequences that hardly make any sense within an episode's story. No matter how much damage he suffers, this oversized avian NEVER stays down.
  • Yellow Diamond, one of the four leaders of Homeworld in Steven Universe, falls into this category. Despite nominally being concerned with the fate of her empire, she cares more about retribution and destruction than what would make the most strategic sense. She disregards the much-needed natural resources of the Earth and insists on destroying it out of spite, and wants to shatter every Rose Quartz gem for the alleged actions of one. The contrast with her Lawful Evil "sister" Blue Diamond is best seen in "The Trial", in which Blue insists on following legal procedure to the letter, whereas Yellow just wants to skip straight to execution and even poofs both lawyers in a moment of Tranquil Fury.
  • Vlad Tepes Dracula in Castlevania (2017) is an sympathetic example and an interesting examination of this trope. He is waging a literal genocidal campaign against mankind for his wife's unjust murder and has assembled every monster, vampire from around the world and the legions of Hell itself to massacre every human in his path. However, his war is noted by the lack of any tactic or strategy beyond just kill everyone, and Dracula's own minions note that he is too consumed with grief and despair to come up with anything close to it and that he is just lashing out aimlessly.
  • Catra from She-Ra and the Princesses of Power is another sympathetic character, and at the beginning her lack of concern for the strict rules of the Evil Hoard and affection for her best friend Adora make her seem Chaotic Good. It's once Adora rebels against the Hoard that her true colors are shown, as Catra is totally unable to comprehend that Adora rebelled because of the atrocities the Hoard were committing, and actually bemused as to why the suffering of others matters so much to her. As far as Catra's concerned you do whatever it takes to look after yourself and those you love, and she has absolutely no regard for anyone else. This betrayal by the only person she cared about drives her to become more and more committed to the Hoard's cause in order to reclaim that sense of validation and support, and by the end of the season she's firmly Neutral Evil.
    • The later seasons move her even further into Chaotic Evil territory. Adora's continued victories and her own continued failures take a serious toll on her mental state, to the point where she becomes desperate to defeat Adora in something, even if it means destroying the entire world. By the end of the third season, her motivation is pretty much only "get back at Adora, no matter the cost".

Oh, and you know the thing about chaos? It's fair.

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