100 Bullets: Augustus Medici is the most powerful member of the Trust and the one pulling the strings of every other character. The Trust is a coalition of thirteen families that secretly founded the United States, but this is not enough for Augustus, who puts into motion a grand and intricate plan to take the other members' holdings for himself. Augustus proposes that the Trust and their enforcers, the Minutemen, take over another country, to which the Minutemen refuse and are marked for death by the Trust. The Minutemen's leader, Agent Philip Graves, secretly working for Augustus, would then lead the Minutemen on a Roaring Rampage of Revenge and kill the Trust members Augustus wanted dead. After Augustus's son Benito is almost killed, Augustus enlists the sociopathic Minuteman Lono to torture and kill another trust head who had a hand in the hit and his heirs, and also orchestrate a false flag assassination of female Trust head Megan Dietrich, whom Augustus then seduces despite a very large age difference. When a rival Trust head has two of Augustus's key allies killed, Augustus resigns his seat in favor of Benito, knowing that this will lead to Benito's murder at Megan's hands and a power vacuum that ultimately kills all the other Trust members and most of the Minutemen. When confronted by a disgusted Graves over killing his own child, Augustus justifies himself by saying that he didn't technically make Megan do anything.
The 13th Artifact, by Amit Chauhan et al.: In this short comic, an old priest relays the conquest of his planet at the hands of the demonic Master of the Thirteenth. The Master, in the guise of a monk, tricks the planet's leaders into sending hundreds of their greatest soldiers into his demonic realm, leading to the majority of the planet's heroes to be killed by the demons within. A year later, the Master takes advantage of the planet's vulnerability to poison the atmosphere with sulfur dioxide and reduce the planet's populace to his brutally oppressed slaves. First seen himself in the attendance of an insane man he's locked in a cage and a Sex Slave tied to his throne, the Master brutally crushes the old priest's skull and torturously probes the mind of a woman who crash lands on the planet, who simply lets herself give out and die with the realization the Master will subject Earth to the exact same fate if he's ever allowed to find it.
Bloodsucker Tales' "Juarez or Lex Nova and the Case of the 400 Dead Mexican Girls": Eduardo Reyes is a powerful businessman, running the city of Juarez, Mexico. Purely out of boredom with his riches, Reyes starts an operation that involves the rape, murder and mutilation of numerous women, using a factory as a front; his body count has reached 400 by the time the story starts, with his work being mistaken for that of a vampire, drawing quite a bit of attention. Looking to find someone to use as a scapegoat, Reyes, confronted by vampire clan leader Bingo Zero, make an arrangement to feed Zero and his clan some of his victims. Reyes learns of a young prostitute Lex rescued, who happens to be the sister of one of his victims, and picks her up to be murdered. Claiming to have caught the real killer, Reyes leads a mob to his home to burn it down, with Lex and Bingo fighting within. Afterwards, Reyes covers up his murders by stating his plans to renovate the city for its losses, promising the women are "always safe" in his hands, as he suggestively places his hand on a young girl's shoulder.
Spreading the Disease: Reverend Gant, a vampire who has grown to believe that vampires are the true Master Race, has an astronaut infected with vampirism to slaughter his crew in space, experimenting with tainted blood to turn others, causing massacres in a hospital and night club while having huge amounts of innocent people slaughtered as food for his followers or as failed subjects. Gant then attempts to send tainted beer to a football stadium with 70,000 people in it, resulting in dozens of thousands of innocents turning while Gant gloats to those still human that "God just doesn't love you" as he orders a mass slaughter.
Abbadon, by Jimmy Palmiotti, Justin Gray, Spencer Marstiller, et al.: Bloody Bill, real name Wesley Garrett, is a monstrous Serial Killer who terrorizes the old west in this Western thriller graphic novel. Years ago the leader of a vicious gang of rapists and murderers who would lay waste to entire towns, butchering his way through countless innocents before raping and torturing the young women and girls residing there, Bill earned the ire of nearly every other criminal around him for his propensity for overkill, cannibalism, and murdering his own gangs out of boredom. After striking out alone and becoming a killer who would keep his victims' eyeballs and organs in jars as trophies, Bill resurfaces after years of inactivity to resume his spree in the town of Abbadon, murdering numerous innocents in his trademark way of torturing, stringing up, then gutting them, a method that began when he did it to a man's teen daughter after butchering said man's entire lynch mob that came for Bill. In his public identity of Garrett, Bill executes anyone, kids included, who could reveal him as Bill, and ultimately frames innocent men for his crimes, leading to their deaths. A despicable sadist with a goal of nothing more than his own lusts and fame abroad, Bloody Bill cared only for how something could make him ever more famous, treating all else as disposable.
Absolution: Even in this dark world of supervillains and criminals, these two stand out:
Rubicon: The Polymath, real name Arthur Blankenship, is a creatively psychopathic supervillain with a love for mass slaughter. After being locked up for going on a rampage through a city, the Polymath is given a deal to kill John Dusk in exchange for his freedom, but immediately breaks the deal after being released, proceeding instead to go on another killing spree. During this spree, the Polymath rips people in half, strings them up by their insides, uses buses and cars as swinging or throwing objects, and brutalizes before attempting to rape a heroine who shows up to stop him. Claiming well above 800 lives in this massacre, the Polymath later brutally murders a small family, before viciously butchering an entire apartment building, with more bisections, decapitations, and skinnings being just some of the kills he gets up to. When confronted by Dusk, the Polymath boasts about all the men, women, children, and pets he's killed, and, even when seemingly beaten, the Polymath decides to take the entire city of millions down with him. Serving as the prime example of villainy that Dusk has decided to show no mercy to any longer, the Polymath made his mark as the most depraved murderer in the comic.
Happy Kitty: Mr. Tanaka stands out as a particularly wicked crime lord. Running drug and human trafficking as common practice, keeping his own band of prostitutes who are forced to make money for him lest they be killed, Tanaka is introduced butchering a young couple for stealing drugs from him then ordering their little daughter be trained as a Sex Slave. When the girl showcases amazing abilities, Tanaka takes her under his wing, turning her into a homicidal assassin while using dozens of his own men as training targets for her, leading to their brutal deaths. Once fully training the girl, dubbed Happy Kitty, Tanaka orders her to slaughter an entire mansion of people, notably a man who crossed him and said man's entire family. When Happy Kitty lets the man and his family go, Tanaka brings out Happy Kitty's beloved pet tiger, ordering the girl to cut off one of its paws to make it hate her forever lest Tanaka kill both of them on the spot. Though only a regular human, Tanaka displays a dark rap sheet of human suffering and mass murder.
Ace Powers: Heat Devron is a gangster who's masterminded a payroll robbery, personally killing the men guarding it. After he has his gang split up to make them harder to catch, he guns down the one goon who went with him after revealing his plan to take all the money for himself. This murder attracts the attention of Detective Ace Powers, whom Devron knocks out, ties to a rigged boiler and leaves to die as he steals his badge and gun to make his escape easier. After stumbling upon the rest of his gang in a shootout with some cops, he uses his police masquerade to order all of them killed before he's captured.
Adventure Time: As vile as he is in the cartoon, The Lich continues his crusade to destroy all life after his defeat in Princess Bubblegum's body, taking physical form again to use a Bag of Holding to suck up thousands across Ooo, with the ultimate intent to suck up the entire planet and throw it all into the sun. Even destroyed, the remnants of the Lich's power continue to horrify and torment Finn, with an echo of the Lich's power creating a dungeon to Mind Rape the heroes—taunting the Ice King/Simon Petrikov with an image of his old love Betty and forcing him to watch as she fell apart—and twisted a sapient tree into a horrible monster, both in preparation to eventually recuperate and destroy life again.
Aladdin: Legacy of the Lost, by Ian Edginton: Qassim is an Evil Sorcerer who seeks to use the Dreaming Jewel to undo all of creation and reshape it in his own image. Having imprisoned djinn lovers Xavier and Alexandria within a lamp and a ring respectively to use to strike the chord of the Dreaming Jewel, Qassim betrayed his fellow Aramaspi sorcerers, including his wife Sorcha, and took the ring for himself. Qassim bribes two men to find him a member of the Aramaspi bloodline before promptly killing them, then tricks Aladdin into retrieving the lamp for him before trying to murder him as well. He later murders the king of Shambhalla to steal the lamp and abducts Princess Soraya, and makes numerous attempts to kill Aladdin's entire crew during their journey. In addition, he treats Xavier as his slave, forcing him to do battle with his own lover Alexandria against his will.
Alters: Matter Man is a vicious domestic terrorist with dangerous quantum abilities who seeks to control all the "Alters" scattered throughout the East Coast. In his attempts to force Chalice out of hiding and into his clutches, Matter Man has several areas in Dallas and New York City bombed, eats a baby, and destroys a baseball stadium. Prior to his capture, his underlings revealed that Matter Man was attempting to create an EMP weapon capable of bringing down every electronic device in the East Coast, which would likely wipe out the entire continent.
Chase Hamilton, a famous Hollywood actor in the silent movie era, came to fame by striking a deal with B.D. Bloch, repaying the Vampire Hunter who initially saved Chase's life by murdering him before he could slay Bloch, feeding said hunter to Bloch himself. In exchange for wealth, prestige and power, Chase has used his charm to lead countless aspiring young starlets, vagrants and other easily-missed nobodies to Bloch, carting their mangled bodies by the literal truckload each night into a ravine full of the bodies of those Chase has led to their doom. One of the final victims of this operation is Pearl Jones, who is made a vampire by Skinner Sweet and offered Chase as her first victim; Chase doesn't even recognize her.
Bernard D. "BD" Bloch is the most loathsome of the twisted Carpathian vampires. The true ruler of Hollywood, Bloch makes a deal with Chase Hamilton to elevate the latter to Hollywood stardom in exchange for a near-nightly sacrifice of aspiring starlets who are given to Bloch to be torn apart and drained by him and his coven with the corpses stacked high in the desert. Others are kept in Bloch's chambers, hung on meathooks in agony to be drained at the leisure of the coven, while Block intends to torture the new American vampire Pearl Jones to discover her weaknesses.
Lord of Nightmares: Dracula, the Overarching Villain of this miniseries, is depicted as an feared, ancient monster of pure evil and a Multiple-Choice Past. Dracula was the first Carpathian vampire; as the Carpathian strain wasn't powerful or virulent, it went ignored, allowing the species to become immensely populous, at which point near the end of the 1700s he launched genocidal warfare on all previous vampire strains, exterminating many. After being bound and imprisoned by the vampire-hunting organization Vassals of the Morningstar, Dracula was still occasionally able to reach out, twisting the minds of mortalsincluding Prince Albert Victor, who thus became Jack the Ripper—into homicidal insanity, often forcing them to murder their loved ones. When he encounters the leader of the Vassals, Linden Hobbes, who was one such victim, Dracula brutally attempts to dismember him, mocking him all the while with a vision of Hobbes's dead son attacking him.
The Gray Trader, or the Great Traitor, was once humanity's greatest hero Hurin. Joining the eldritch Beast, the original source of all monsters, Hurin became its now-monstrous protector and greatest servant. Attempting to revive the Beast to bring about Hell on Earth, the Trader tortures and kills countless innocents, often using the voices of their loved ones to torture them or convince them to allow him to devour them and convert them into soulless demon servants of the Beast. The Trader converts an entire mining community into soulless husks of themselves while "seeding" a woman with the Beast, forcing her to give birth to it in an agonizing process that lasts weeks. Torturing his victims for information, the Trader locates multiple vampire children and feeds them to his master as well before unleashing his monsters on America, resulting in mass slaughter. Devoted only to the Beast and bringing about the end of days for humanity, Hurin demonstrates how far even humanity's greatest hero can fall.
The American Way: This duo shows that even in a world with staged heroes, real villains exist:
Hellbent was a Serial Killer and cultist leader used for the American government as an assassin. Freed to kill Cuban ambassadors, Hellbent escapes from American control and murders an entire bus of anti-racist activists except the brother of Jason Fisher—the Afro-American Superhero New American—whom he left paralyzed. Confronted by the Civil Defense Corps, Hellbent manages to take the axe of superheroine Freya and uses it to kill her and injure her companion Pharos before running away. Having murdered at least one child in the meantime, Hellbent taunts Jason by giving clues about his location and trying to burn him alive when Jason finds him. A murderer driven for a love of death, Hellbent successfully taunts Jason to kill him by confessing to having raped his paralyzed brother.
Chet Sloan was the field director of the Civil Defense Control and a follower of the religion of Hellbent. Taking advantage of the apparition of Jason Fisher, Chet gives superpowers to a fake supervillain, driving him to madness and causing him to kill his family before attacking Jason and revealing his identity as a black person in order to cause racial tensions between the members of the CDC. Freeing Hellbent by using the excuse of killing Cuban ambassadors, Chet allows him to escape and start a killing spree, leading to him being killed for Jason to add more fuel to the racial tensions in the team. When the members of the CDC start fighting amongst themselves and the government decides to nuke them, Chet causes most of the missiles to go to the cities of Washington, New York and Atlanta, before trying to kill himself while talking about the paradise that awaits him in the afterlife. An egomaniac obsessed with himself, Chet denies having any altruist reasons by confessing that—in his own words—"I just get a jazz for killing."
Animosity: The Headmistress is the ruler of the Walled City and a human supremacist who tortures and lobotomizes sapient animals while taking young girls and women to brainwash them into her ideology, even having them select newly born piglets that are butchered and served. The girls are beaten if they refused, while the Headmistress intends on using their wombs as weapons, having them artificially impregnated with the threat of what awaits those who rebel: They are placed in medically induced comas and made into living wombs, forced to bear child after child to be of use to the Headmistress's personal paradise.
Afterlife with Archie: Doctor Howard Lovecraft and his associate, Doctor Arthur Machen, are the seemingly kindly administrators of a hospital for the mentally disturbed. In truth, Lovecraft and Machen are servants of the Great Old Ones, having once tried to master them, but upon realizing the futility of such an act became the willing servants of the dark Outer Gods. They use the patients at the asylum as sacrifices for their masters. and when they realize young Erich Zann can use his music to repel them, they cut his fingers off and leave him to be taken by the monsters. Finally, revealing their intent to allow all humanity to become food or slaves to the Old Ones, they offer Sabrina the Teenage Witch as the bride to great Cthulhu himself.
Jughead: The Hunger: This interpretation of Reggie Mantle proves to be a far cry from his mainstream counterpart. After nearly being killed by a transformed Jughead, Reggie discovers that he gained the powers to transform into a werewolf. Reggie slaughters every doctor in the room before attacking and forcibly turning Veronica, Mr. Weatherbee, Moose, and Cheryl into werewolves, convincing them to form a pact with the goal of killing Jughead. Reggie has Jellybean, Jughead's younger sister, kidnapped, and sends a message to Jughead that if he doesn't come to their hideout, she'll be killed. Having his pack attack and viciously murder countless innocents of Riverdale while waiting for him, when Jughead arrives, Reggie and his pact attack him, and try to force-feed Jughead the innards of their slaughtered victims, Reggie threatening to feed Jughead's own sister to him next. While fighting Jughead, Reggie boasts about how he's embraced being a werewolf and that he takes pleasure in preying on the weak. Reggie then tells Jughead that after he kills him, he'll kill Jellybean anyway, and then hunt down and kill every family member of Jughead's, all to spite him.
Vampironica: Sir Francis Lodge is an elder vampire and ancestor of the Lodge family. A privateer in the 1580s, Francis attacked ships to slaughter all the crews to feed himself until his crew committed mutiny. Washing up on what would be Riverdale, Francis killed multiple natives and then settlers, fighting a bloody war with the werewolves before being supposedly killed. Returning in present day to hunt down Veronica and drain her, Francis is willing to slaughter any teenager in his path.
Arhian: Head Huntress, by Arahom Radjah, Yannis Roumboulias, et al.: Grannark, the Dark Lord, is the ruler of Thaldoom, the "City of Horrors". A death-worshipping despot, Grannark dedicates a month of carnage to his god, regularly slaughtering civilians and displaying their corpses at the kingdom's entrance. He has multiple virgins abducted with the intentions of sacrificing them, particularly Gina, a rumored sorceress, with Grannark hoping to steal her powers for himself. When Arhian frees his prisoners from his clutches, an incensed Grannark ruthlessly pursues her to enact vengeance for his humiliation. Along the way, he captures the surviving members of Arhian's pirate crew following a failed mutiny and has them killed once they give him the information he desires, and brutally kills a lowly cabin boy for accidentally spilling a drink on him. Once he finally tracks Arhian to Mazkaran, home of the Amazons, Grannark initiates a bloodbath between his men and the Amazons, all to sate his wounded pride.
The Army Of Dr Moreau, by David F. Walker, Carl Sciacchitano, & Sara Machajewski: Commandant Metzger is the cruel Nazi dispatched to create an army for the Third Reich via experimenting on the sapient human-animals on an unmarked island to turn them into killers. Metzger has the homo-animalia tear innocents apart and fight to the death to demonstrate their savage prowess, executing them on a moment's notice and only refraining from killing one near the end as their ranks have been whittled from his horrible abuse. Metzger eventually attempts to take every homo-animalia on the island through force, having an encampment of theirs utterly massacred down to the elderly and the children, dismissing them as merely "ungodly abominations" he seeks to control no matter what he has to put them through.
Assassin's Creed: Trial by Fire: William Stoughton, a member of the Templar Order, is the orchestrator of the Salem Witch Trials, using the hysteria to convince the masses of people into eradicating the Assassin Brotherhood. Because of his machinations, at least 20 innocent people were documented to be executed via hanging, and the undocumented deaths were a result of Stoughton's tortuous experiments where the victims had succumbed to their wounds, all because of his belief that one of them happens to be a Piece of Eden called the oracle. When he learns that fellow Assassin Tom Stoddard and Jennifer Querry know about the oracle's whereabouts he captures them, tortures them for the information, and later shoots the latter In the Back. When Stoughton eventually discovers the oracle's identity, Dorothy Osborne, he sets a fire to kill Tom while admitting to torture Dorothy as well as more innocents so he can copy her powers onto other people creating more oracles; this shocks fellow Templar Samuel Parris. This cause a guilt-ridden Dorothy to throw herself into the fire, which enrages Stoughton only because he had just lost his oracle and will have to start his search all over again. While strangling Tom, he promises to burn entire colonies to the ground during his search for another oracle.
Deke "the Deacon" M(a)cManus has no superpowers or doomsday plans, but more than makes up for it in sheer ambitious depravity. After serving as the top lieutenant for mob boss Joey "thr Platypus" Platapopoulous for many years, the Deacon made his move for power by igniting the most awful gang war Astro City has ever seen, bombing gangs turfs and killing the bosses' loved ones, then framing other crime lords for the acts to instigate bloody battles throughout the city. As hundreds of people are caught up in the bloodshed, the Deacon murders Joey, unleashes the psychopathic Jitterjack onto the city, and manipulates Black Velvet into murdering the criminals who once brutally tortured and experimented on her, something the Deacon himself had a hand in. Upon assuming control of the annihilated gangs, the Deacon cornered the market on drug running, arms trades, and human trafficking throughout Astro City, and continues to be a plague upon its civilians and heroes alike to this day.
The Dark Age: Aubrey Jason, later known as Lord Sovereign, was a PYRAMID operative who killed a random couple to escape superhero pursuers, resulting in the couple's children growing up with a burning hatred towards him. Later pursuing him, the brothers force Jason to leave PYRAMID and go on the run. Attempting to escape them, Jason causes a massive amount of terrorist attacks that claim multiple innocent lives to throw them off his trail until he harnesses mystical energies to make himself into a superpowered being. Christening himself "Lord Sovereign", Jason threatens to force the brothers to relive their parents' murder for eternity and intends on draining the minds of everyone in Astro City to make them his slaves while repeating this process across the world.
Samatarian: The Infidel is one of Astro City's greatest threats and a wicked contrast to his enemy's unfailing virtue. Born Kiyu and possessed of an ever-constant curiosity of the world and how it worked, Kiyu eventually absorbed the power of the Empyrean fires and slaughtered those who would defy and oppress him. Branded a monstrous infidel, Kiyu happily takes the title for his own and travels across reality to use countless people from across time to use as fodder for experimentation, slaves, or his own pleasure, goading many into becoming subservient to him by saving them from many of the world's greatest disasters only to enslave them. When fought against by the Samatarian, the Infidel devastated the world and tried to destroy or enslave those close to his enemy countless times, even obliterating the entire world before finally making a pact of peace with his enemy when both realized the fight would be never-ending. Even in the present day where the Infidel seems to be a Retired Monster, he still actively schemes to subtly corrupt the Samatarian during their annual peace meetings, with even the prospect of a potential redemption for the Infidel left doubtful in lieu of the Infidel's perpetual crusade to slake his curiosity and trump over his nemesis no matter who has to suffer.
Dr. Aegyptus is an Egyptian-themed supervillain from the early 1900s in Astro City. First introduced having stolen a mystical time-traveling artifact, Aegyptus uses it to kidnap black men, women and children, taking them back to the 1700s and selling them into slavery to use the proceeds to buy magical artifacts in the past before anyone is aware of their true value. Later resurfacing with a new plan, Aegyptus plans to sacrifice a crowded theater full of innocent people in 1917 to summon an Eldritch Abomination to hand the very world over to it, resulting in everything that lives being devoured in return for Aegyptus gaining ultimate power.
One-shot villain Krigari the Ironhanded started out as an entity native to the Unterverse who slaughtered his way to a position of power and strength, becoming a galactic tyrant with a perpetual lust for war and blood. Decimating entire worlds and races with the few survivors forced to toil at his armies with slaves and destroying billions of innocents, Krigari's psychotic crusade takes him to Earth once the disguised Quiqui-a, Eth, tells him he is destined to be defeated at the hands of Astro City's Honor Guard. Repeatedly attempting to destroy Earth, Krigari ultimately binds his soul to an artifact called the Dark Opal to make himself invincible and crush all his enemies, with only the Heroic Sacrifice of the noble Stormhawk putting an end to the Ironhanded's universe-destroying crusade.
Atari Force: The Dark Destroyer, once a mighty Eldritch Abomination, annihilated world after world by sending its forces to wipe out the native races. Upon its defeat, the Dark Destroyer stole the life of Michael Champion's wife to later reconstruct itself as his double. Forging a mighty empire, the Destroyer plots revenge against the heroes. Showing itself to be a sadistic killer who melts one failed minion in acid, the Dark Destroyer intends to activate an anti-reality bomb to wipe out the Champions' home universe before taking to the Multiverse to destroy or force the submission of all that lives.
Churchill, Paul's "pet psychopath," is a dapper and eloquent gentleman who nevertheless seems to have no feeling towards anyone. When he tracks Bob to an old store Bob used to frequent, he tortures the elderly owner with a straight razor. After carving him to bits, Churchill has the place set on fire, informing the old man he can carry his bedridden wife out to save her after Churchill has left him in no shape to even walk. Churchill later captures Bob's best friend Vinnie and tortures him, only cutting it short with a bullet to the head when he realizes Vinnie will never betray Bob. It is also revealed Churchill is the one who set a deal with Russian mobsters to always provide Paul with immigrant boys.
Penny Saetta, Bob's wife, is revealed in the final issue to match her brother-in-law for evil when she reveals to Bob she participated in and did the filming for Paul's activities. Having only married Bob to be a gangster's wife and a self-described "dangerous bitch", she happily joined in with Paul on his snuff films. When Bob begs her to tell him she didn't involve their son, Penny comments she absolutely made the attempt—Paul just wasnt interested—before mocking Bob for his morals.
The Red King is the Big Bad of the series as a whole, empowering supernatural beings to run rampant in the world and bringing about the plague to devastate all of humanity. When he is summoned into the world in the form of Henry Baltimore's best friend Thomas Childress, the Red King is revolted by the very notion of feeling human and sends his armies to slaughter humans in massive numbers while conducting massacres himself to contact the gods who used to serve him. Deciding to "crown" himself to regain his own powers, the Red King attempts a ritual fueled by the deaths of countless innocent people, intending to rule the Earth as a realm of suffering and chaos forevermore.
Haigus is the object of Baltimore's pursuit. When inadvertently awoken from his slumber by Baltimore, Haigus spends time tormenting Baltimore turning his family into vampires and saving Baltimore's beloved wife for last. He leaves his wife for Baltimore to find, which forces him to destroy his family when they rise. Haigus spreads his plague throughout all of Europe, occasionally massacring entire villages and leaving the bodies strewn all over for Baltimore to find. He resumes his worship of the monstrous Red King and begins preparing the way for the Red King to return and obliterate the world of men. Haigus eventually tires from the endless pursuits and opts to die at Baltimore's hands, but takes delight knowing he's taken everything from him, and tries to murder Baltimore's only remaining friends before taunting Baltimore how he will never, ever know peace.
The Curse Bells storyline: The nameless warlock—actually Adolf Hitler—is a greedy, ambitious man who keeps a large amount of vampiric nuns enslaved to him with the lie he will heal them of vampirism. The warlock uses a dark ritual to resurrect a long-dead witch by feeding her ashes and blood to a pregnant woman so the witch rips its way out of her. The warlock has her curse the bells of the cathedral he uses as a base which will Mind Rape anyone who hears the bells into his slaves with whom he will enslave the world and purge any in the way. The warlock also reveals that he gained his mystic knowledge by entrapping a supernatural beast, by leaving a baby for it to eat and catching it while it bathed after the meal.
The Infernal Train: Signora Lucrezia Fulcanelli is a normal human woman and a steadfast servant of the Red King who matches the soulless undead of the comic in pure evil. Driving the train of the title from city to city, Fulcanelli advertises her ghoul-burning furnace as a "cure" to The Plague, withholding the fact she's intentionally spreading these plagues to begin with to transform innocents into ghouls. Fulcanelli has these ghouls slaughter as many people as they can before luring them all into the furnace to burn them alive, proceeding onto the next town afterward and repeating the process all over again. Fulcanelli intends on orchestrating such death the Red King will have no choice but to wake up and devastate the world, whereupon Fulcanelli intends to displace even Haigus as the Red King's most favored servant.
Judge Andre Duvic is a vicious judge in the service of The Spanish Inquisition who stops at nothing when pursuing Baltimore. Torturing and killing those he comes into contact with to "purify" them, Duvic later kills a young woman who curses him before dying. Returning from death as a savage werewolf, Duvic embraces his new form, rewriting his religion around his own savagery while roaming across the countryside, butchering all he comes across while sadistically torturing those of the clergy he finds wanting. Upon the Inquisitors tracking him, Duvic toys with them, slaughtering them as well while savoring their fear.
Battleaxes, by Terry LaBan, Alex Horley, et al.: Nolo Goth is a ravenous, slug-like entity sealed away in the heart of the Birzenian Empire for its vast power and insatiable hunger. A supposed god who cultivates an entire religion around itself, Nolo Goth regularly demands ritual sacrifice of young women whom it devours alive and screaming, having devoured hundreds of thousands of victims through its lifespan and always craving more. To attain its freedom, Nolo Goth subtly manipulates the young apprentice healer and mage Skold and goads her into initiating a series of events that ultimately ends with the Emperor of Birzenia and Nolo Goth's most devout priest devoured by it. Eating the rest of its priests out of annoyance for their chanting, Nolo Goth's response to Skold summoning the spirits of its restless victims is to simply devour them all over again and proclaim nothing will stop it in its quest to eat and slaughter as much as it can forevermore.
Battlefields: Night Witches, by Garth Ennis et al.: Feldwebel Scholz is a stone cold, ruthless Nazi and the superior officer of main character Graf. Seemingly content with sadistically wiping out "Ivans", smugly dismissing as "subhuman" the life of a Witch who kills her injured friend and then herself to evade his capture, the true depths of Scholz's awfulness comes to demonstration when he captures a Witch on his own. Scholz has his entire unit gang-rape the woman, attempting to strong-arm Graf at gunpoint into doing so as well before executing the woman and forcing the broken Graf to stay in the cellar all night with her body lest he be killed as well for his weakness.
Battle Girlz, by Rod Espinosa: Geneszorr is a galactic terrorist and the sworn enemy of the goddess Sasa Rai and the Battle Girlz. The last of the supertyrants, whom were imprisoned by Sasa Rai centuries ago, Geneszorr orchestrates multiple terrorist attacks on Arlan while amassing an army comprised of mercenaries and other supervillains. Launching an invasion on Arlan's neighboring planet Gallia, Geneszorr and his forces slaughter everything in sight, razing an entire continent to the ground with a doomsday weapon, which results in hundreds of casualties. He callously throws away the lives of his entire army to distract the Battle Girlz, sneering that they were all expendable. Geneszorr's ultimate goal is to open up the gates of the Last Bastion, where the most dangerous threats in the galaxy are imprisoned, and unleash all of them onto the universe.
Beasts of Burden's "What the Cat Dragged In": The Harrow is a sadistic demon summoned by the former witch's familiar cat, Dymphna. Upon being bound, the Harrow traps Dymphna's kittens and their caretaker, forcing the latter to try to kill the former two and leading to her death in self-defense. Reviving her, the Harrow forces this to repeat constantly, torturing all of them so horribly the kittens scratch their eyes out to escape, even trying to kill themselves only to be revived and tortured all the more by the demon. Upon defeat, the Harrow attempts to drag Dymphna and her allies back to hell for eternal torture at the hands of its brethren.
Bedlam, by Nick Spencer et al.:
Madder Red, before being brutally tortured and lobotomized into becoming a pacifist known as "Filmore Press", was a sickeningly sadistic psychopath. Madder Red spent three years torturing and killing thousands across the city of Bedlam, with standout atrocities including massacring innocents at a religious gathering after decapitating two of the church leaders and massacring a restaurant filled with dozens. In his so-called "greatest achievement", Madder Red slaughtered an entire opera house, including a class of children, and when his Arch-Enemy, The First, arrived, Madder Red slit the one surviving child's throat in front of him just to anger him. Madder Red also revealed, after being captured, that if he was not dead within one hour, his associates would detonate bombs located in six schools across the city and kill hundreds of children and adults alike.
Mr. Pixel is the final Arc Villain in the comic, and, alongside Madder Red, handily the worst. A fanatic obsessed with freeing humans from the constraints of morality, Mr. Pixel began his crusade by using Mind Control techniques to organize the bombing of four highly populated areas, before following it up by controlling dozens upon dozens of office workers to jump to their deaths from rooftops. As an insane admirer of Madder Red, Mr. Pixel, after forcing an entire squad of S.W.A.T. team members to slaughter one another, tries to force Fillmore Press, the man created when Madder Red was lobotomized, into shooting and killing him, hoping it will destroy Fillmore and once more bring out Madder Red. As incentive to coerce Fillmore to kill him, Mr. Pixel reveals that he has mind controlled pawns stationed throughout the city of Bedlam, ready to cause planes to crash, burn their own children alive, and slaughter operation patients unless Fillmore murders him, and, even after Mr. Pixel is killed, it is revealed that he had the atrocities carried out anyway, leading to the deaths of thousands across Bedlam.
The Big Guy and Rusty the Boy Robot: "The Monster", called "Taoking" in merchandise, is an ancient, dinosaur-like entity that once ruled the world as a cruel Hive Mind before being forced into a deep slumber. Emerging after scientists create a vessel capable of containing its great power, the Monster immediately begins slaughtering all of Tokyo, sadistically taunting its citizens of their inferiority while digesting them alive before turning countless more into monstrous extensions of its will, a Fate Worse than Death for them all. When the Big Guy and Rusty arrive to try to cease the destruction, the Monster gleefully tries to kill them both while boasting of its plans to turn the world into an unending nightmare of death and pain for all of humanity.
Black & White (Image Comics): Jake Chang, the head of Phoenix World Enterprises, is a former criminal who faked his death to become a respected and powerful figure, and intends to pursue global domination using heavy weaponry. Introduced raiding the Kamasaya brewery to access the weapons stashed underground, Chang has the factory workers—armed and unarmed alike—slaughtered, abducting the factory manager. Having the manager's niece, Whitney Samsung, committed to a psychiatric ward, Chang forces his workers to dig for the weaponry at the risk of their own safety, killing any who refused. After a confrontation with Whitney and her ally Reed Blackett, and a subsequent confrontation with a reporter, Chang has the reporter targeted in retaliation for mentioning his alleged illegal activities. Later torturing Whitney's uncle with an electric prod, Chang tries to have Whitney's inheritance signed over to him. Subsequently rigging his warehouse to explode, when Whitney and Blackett subdue his men, Chang abandons any survivors to their fates before detonating the warehouse.
Oliver "Olly" Snate is a cheerfully wicked crime lord who runs the city through a mix of bribery, intimidation and violence. Murdering other criminals and bystanders alike, Snate grew enraged when Tony Quinn, the future Black Bat, refused to give up a witness for him to execute and personally carved Quinn's eyes out. On the run later and enraged at the DA going after him, Snate conspires with Professor Cameron Tell to kidnap multiple police officers, having one murdered to force another to set off a bomb in the courthouse to kill hundreds if not thousands of innocents. When escaping from jail later, Snate even pointlessly murders one officer just because, in his words, "I hate cops", treating all the lives he destroys as little more than business and pleasure.
Behind even Oliver Snate is Professor Cameron Tell, an anarchist who seeks to tear down all authority and establish chaos in the streets. Cameron controls Snate and his organization's affairs from the shadows while ruthlessly routing out any loose ends, masterminding the entire conflict including the courtroom bombing that kills and injures hundreds of innocent people, while throwing blame on the judicial department for their inability to handle the situation. Cameron horribly wounds Quinn's girlfriend, murders the doctor providing for him when he balks at the innocent blood Cameron has and will spill, and tricked his assistant into working for him after murdering her husband while framing Quinn for it and trying to provoke her into shooting him.
Black Hood, by Duane Swierczynski et al.: The Nobody is a sadistic, psychopathic assassin who, after spending years murdering people for cash, gained a new outlook on life when confronted by the vigilante known as the Black Hood. Believing that the Black Hood is an anomaly in the programming of life, the Nobody becomes determined to "undo" all the good the Black Hood has done. Kicking this off by slaughtering 9 people in a gun shop the Black Hood saved from gunmen, the Nobody next travels to a huge restaurant where the Black Hood stopped an armed robbery. Slaughtering the kitchen staff, the Nobody serves poison-laced food to the dozens upon dozens of patrons, men, women, children, and infants alike, and can only smile as they all drop dead from the poisoning. After failing to massacre an entire family when the Black Hood intervenes, the Nobody prompts to erase the Black Hood's physical past itself, as he next blows up the entire hospital the Black Hood was born at after kidnapping his girlfriend, Jessie. Later bombing the Black Hood's only apartment building, setting fire to much of the entire block in the process, the Nobody finally hopes to blow up the Black Hood's old school, then force him to watch as Jessie is brutally murdered at the Nobody's hands. A psychotic believer that free will doesn't exist and that he's just a weapon of the universe, the Nobody was easily the worst villain the Black Hood ever faced.
Haazheel Thorn, the leader of the Black Moon that worships him as a demigod, sends his armies out on crusades of death against the Empire of Lynn. He orchestrates the apparent murder of Wismerhill's father and blames it on the empire in order to bring him over to his side. Haazheel sacrifices thousands of his troops in a futile battle so he can fake his own demise and rebuild his forces at his leisure. Haazheel, who is actually the offspring of Lucifer, plans to bring about Hell on Earth while sending as many souls as possible to hell to have their souls devoured. After obliterating the Empire of Lynn, killing Emperor Haaghendorf, and forcing the faithful few to ascend to another dimension, Lucifer's demons rampage around the world and Haazheel's priests forcibly convert as many people as possible to increase his power, with anyone who refuses being put to the sword and having their souls ripped out. When Wismerhill turns on Haazheel and closes the Hellgate, Haazheel and his forces attack the imperial palace, causing his right-hand-man Lord Greldinard to walk away in disgust from the ensuing slaughter. He personally battles Wismerhill after first killing off all his friends, and even after having been mortally wounded, Haazheel uses the last of his dark magic to curse the entire world by ensuring that the moon will leave its orbit.
Lucifer himself is the father and master of Haazheel Thorn, having fathered the evil Archmage for one purpose. Sick of always winning at chess with his demonic minions, who know far better than to trust his promises to spare them should they win, Lucifer decides to make the world a grand game instead. He has Haazheel and the Black Moon run rampant, killing countless beings to receive their souls in Hell for eternal torture or to be devoured. Upon the downfall of Emperor Haghendorf, Lucifer has the gates of Hell opened to emerge, running rampant with his demons to reap the souls of all they encounter with intentions of annihilating everything until no humans remain before he moves on to other worlds. After the gates of Hell are shut and Haazheel is defeated, Lucifer promptly demonstrates his displeasure by devouring his son's screaming soul, later tracking down the refugees of the destroyed world and leading his armies to make sure none survive.
Somewhere Within the Shadows: Ivo Statoc is a powerful businessman who serves as the primary villain of this first album. Most of the other villains in the series get tragic backstories or redeeming traits, but Statoc is evil and depraved to the core. He made film star Natalia Wilford his mistress, but when he found out she cheated on him, he personally tortured her lover to death, killed Natalia in cold blood, had his way with her corpse afterwards, and threw money at it to make it go away. When one of his associates has had enough and tries to blackmail him with his crimes, Statoc arranges the man's death. Later, he taunts Blacksad by boasting that unlike his foe, he isn't limited by such silly things like ethics and moral scruples, and is so successful because of his cold-bloodedness. The only thing that really interests him is pure, unadulterated power.
Arctic Nation: Huk is The Starscream to Hans Karup, the leader of the racist Arctic Nation, of which Huk is the spokesman. Huk also inspires lynchings against "black" animals and praises the lynchings in public as a defense of the noble "white race." While seemingly loyal to Hans Karup, Huk schemes to overthrow him and steal his wife in the bargain. During his affair with Karup's wife Jezabel, Huk has the daughter of Karup's black maid kidnapped to frame Karup—who is suspected to be a pedophile—but murders her mother when he decides she might talk. He then tricks Karup's followers into lynching him, taunting Karup he'll see to Karup's wife and then tries to hang Blacksad's friend, a journalist who'd been spying on Huk. Manipulating a harmless old crow into helping him, Huk decides to murder the little girl as well and shoots his unwilling accomplice when he demands Huk save the girl from a burning building before leaving her to burn.
Black Sun, by Marc Andreyko, Trevor Scott, et al.: Azuras is an ancient demon lord who conspired with the CEO of Yama Inc., Zhao Sun, in order to make toys known as Wrist Dragons and is also responsible for the demon attack that happened in the Yama Warehouse. Introduced by twisting a woman's neck, Azuras then shoots Zhao's police brother, Hsu Sun, while possessing Zhao, telling him that he shot his own brother after Azuras refused to confess. Testing his powers by letting the demons possessing innocent people and seemingly stopped by the heroine Margaret Sun, Azuras taunts Margaret that he is her real father before throwing her from the skyscraper. The Wrist Dragons that he and Zhao made were contaminated by Azuras's powers as the latter intends to control all the children to cause mass chaos across Hong Kong. After he kidnaps Margaret, he attempts to convince his daughter to join his side, and when she refuses, he sexually abuses her and gleefully proclaims that he will make his daughter suffer.
Blake and Mortimer: Over the years, Blake and Mortimer faced various enemies, but a few managed to stand out from the crowd through their sheer evil:
The Secret Of The Swordfish: Emperor Basam-Damdu is the head of the Yellow Empire. After claiming that he wanted peace, he attacked the free world, bombing several capitals in order to break the free world's minds, successfully taking over the world. When La Résistance starts fighting back, Basam-Damdu and his Great Council put the blame on Colonel Olrik, subtly threatening him and telling him to force Mortimer to reveal the Swordfish's plans in two days, or he will send someone to torture Mortimer. When the resistance is slowly winning, Basam-Damdu launches his empire's nuclear arsenal, attempting to destroy the world out of spite. A selfish, uncaring man who didn't care even for his own empire, Basam-Damdu was among the first, and among the worst, of the comic's villains.
The Time Trap: The Sublime Guide is the descendant of Asian people who wanted to recreate civilization in an "ant colony way". Inheriting its ancestors' depravity, the Sublime Guide reigned upon the Subdued, the remnants of human civilization, with an iron first, "mercilessly" crushing the Subdued's first revolt in the 31th Century. In the 51th Century, upon learning that some its underlings plotted against its rule, the Sublime Guide asked Dr. Focas to permanently brainwash the entire world. When Focas secretly helped Mortimer and the Subdued's revolt, the Sublime Guide had Focas's traitorous second-in-command Krishma hid transmitter relays close to Mortimer and Focas to attract the police robots. Summoning Focas, the Sublime Guide viciously mind raped him into obeying it, before having Focas and Krishma lead the rebels outside, where the Sublime Guide can easily exterminate all of them with superior weaponry before proceeding similarly with the rest of the world's rebels. When Mortimer manages to defeat the police robots, the Sublime Guide sends the Thing in a last-ditch effort to slaughter the Resistance. Despite being minor, the Sublime Guide remains one of the comic's cruelest villains.
The Voronov Plot: Dr. Voronov, thinking that the current Soviet leaders fail to follow Josef Stalin's ideas, plans to take over the USSR and kill its current leaders. Discovering the bacteria Z, which can kill adults in a day while children are immune to it, Voronov, against the government's orders, decides to use it against the West and the United States, having his agents send children bearing the bacteria to kiss celebrities, thus infecting and killing them. When Colonel Olrik fails to prevent Blake and Mortimer from foiling Voronov's plan, Voronov sends Olrik to London to retrieve or destroy the sample of the bacteria stolen by Blake and his allies. He also wants Olrik to frame the Kremlin, which, combined with their assassination attempt against Elizabeth II, would lead to a nuclear war, killing millions, something Voronov is fully aware of. When General Oufa tries to stop him, Voronov kills him with a drill. When learning that Grace, the infected girl who kissed the queen, had sickle-cell anemia, thus destroying the bacteria, Voronov sent Olrik to kidnap her. Loyal to none but his fanatic Stalinist ideals, Voronov is one of the comic's most depraved non-Jacobs villains.
Blitzkrieg's first two issues' additional story "The Huns": Attila the Hun is a bloodthirsty conqueror who is introduced savagely laying siege to many towns and cities, burning them and slaughtering everyone within. Attacking one city, Attila orders it slaughtered, including the elderly, the women and the children before inspiring his sword-bearer to go murder someone to become a "real Hun", not caring when the boy is missing later. Arriving at a peaceful village, Attila ties its leader to his horse and drags the man to death to create a circle of blood around the village with a promise any who leaves it shall die. Taking some of the women to serve his pleasure, Attila sends his Huns to collect tribute with the promise that failure shall result in the village's extermination.
Blood Feud, by Cullen Bunn et al.: The Master Vampire is the spawn of the devil. Summoned by the Whately Clan, The Master wipes them out or turns them all into mindless vampire spawn, sending them to exterminate their old enemies, the Stubbs Family. Unsatisfied with this, the Master moves out into the ton of Spider Creek, slaughtering or turning most of the town with the intention to expand into the rest of the world.
Jurgen Wulf was a German World War I war criminal fascinated with the occult. Becoming the leader of the Gegengeist Gruppe, Wulf uses his position to seek out the parts of Beliar, the first devil to ascend to self-proclaimed godhood. He introduces himself having summoned the Queen of the Underworld and her offspring to infect and wipe out a whole town to get Beliar's rib. Later, when he discovers Rayne's friend Mynce was a Double Agent, he rips Mynce's heart out in front of Rayne. Returning in the comics, it's discovered decades later that Wulf was resurrected from Hell by what he calls "Saviours", ancient beings that far predate the universe, and denounces his past as a Nazi in their favor. Wulf takes over Red Blood Run, a Human Trafficking operation that abducted thousands of innocent people to forcibly experiment on them and turn them into vampires. This was part of a greater conspiracy in which Wulf infiltrates Brimstone with his "Saviours" in a plot to usurp God and sell out humanity as his masters subjugate all creation.
Dr. Bathory Mengele, aka "The Butcheress", is a particularly vicious member of the Gegengeist Gruppe and proud descendant of Elizabeth Báthory, continuing her "family tradition" of bathing in the blood of virgins. Growing a fascination with the parasitic Daemites, she keeps breeding them to further the GGG's plans, but mainly for her own amusement. Bathory callously feeds her soldiers to the Daemites, enthusiastically describing to Rayne how they horrifically infect and kill their victims, as well as her considering setting them loose on America. In the comics, Bathory reemerges decades after her seeming death as a treacherous ally to the Kagan Cult and master of an army of Nazi Zombies. When Rayne confronts her, its revealed that Rayne was one of many young girls and teenagers taken by Bathory to have their blood collected when Bathory realizes she's a dhampir and attempts to test a Daemite larvae on her, before gutting Rayne and leaving her to die.
Blueberry's "Lost Dutchman's Gold Mine" arc: Dr. Wernher Amadeus "Prosit" von Luckner, real name Gustaaf Hazel, is a Dirty Coward with a sadistic streak and a propensity to shoot his partners in the back. "Prosit" has a lot of murders on his conscience, including when he was the butler for the actual von Luckner, killing him to search for the gold himself. He also put a rattlesnake in the boot of his latest partner and then made him "dance" so that the venom would spread faster in his system. His latest act of villainy is trapping Blueberry and two other people in a cave with no way out, leaving behind a big taunting message for his victims.
Bone: The Hooded One, true identity Briar Harvestar, is the second-in-command of the Lord of the Locusts and the one trying to free him despite knowing it'd cause the end of the world. As a young woman, her first attempt to free her master involved using a river dragon to cause a bloody slaughter at a small town, leading her lover and his soldiers into an ambush, and trying to overthrow her loving parents and murder her younger sister. Even when shown mercy, Briar continued to serve as a mole for the Locust and led her niece and nephew-in-law to their deaths in an attempt to abduct her five-year-old grandniece. Though she was killed in the process, the Locust resurrected her, and she took on the identity of the Hooded One, using her power to force the Rat Creatures into all-out war against the Valley, when they were formerly content to abide by the old treaty. Even the General of her Pawan allies is enraged by her when she admits she threw away the lives of his men, and is terrified when he realizes she intends to destroy the Valley instead of ruling it, resulting in his decapitation. Though she admits the Locust has been whispering in her ear since childhood, Briar possesses agency, frequently acting against her master's best interests to make sure she remains his favorite servant, and is never portrayed in a tragic light. Instead she's depicted as a petulant child whose unreasonable envy of her little sister and her own love of the Locust's power, makes her willing to damn the world so she can feel superior.
The Boys: Even in the twisted word of The Boys, these two distinguish themselves as the vilest:
Black Noir, clone of the Homelander, was made to destroy the original, but chafes under never getting the order. Deciding to drive the Homelander insane, Black Noir goes on murderous rampages, killing sprees and rapes where he impersonates the Homelander, even killing and eating babies to take photos and send them to the Homelander to drive him insane and make him become a monster so Noir can receive the kill order. Billy Butcher's wife Becky was also raped by Black Noir, leading to her death. Noir later helps manipulate Homelander into starting a superpowered rebellion to get countless innocents killed, having embraced his own sadism and madness long ago.
John Godolkin is a twisted expy of Charles Xavier. The leader of the G-Men, Godolkin kidnaps children from their parents and turns them into superpowered Child Soldiers that he raises to be loyal to him. Any children who prove troublesome are summarily murdered and stricken from the rosters. Worse, Godolkin is a pedophile who rapes the children after he has abducted them, slowly brainwashing them into helping him rape the younger children later, building an army of fanatical soldiers ready to die for him.
Bram Stoker's Death Ship: The Last Voyage of the Demeter, by Gary Gerani, Stuart Sayger, et al.: Even condensed to a retelling of the original novel's opening, Dracula—known entirely as the "Upyr"—is as vile as ever. The Upyr boards the Demeter to cross over from Transylvania to England while preying on the crew physically and mentally. The Upyr shows a penchant for Mind Rape, using detailed illusions to lure its victims to their deaths and condemning one man as a waste of life in the form of his abusive father before killing him. The Upyr ends having killed all but the captain of the Demeter, who himself is reduced to broken catatonia after what the Upyr has put him through as the Upyr itself moves onto England to begin its feast.
Breed, by Jim Starlin: The demon lord known as the "All Father" is the monstrous father of hero Ray Stoner, a powerful "Breed" or half demon. Desiring to consume all humanity as he has done other alien worlds, the All Father upon his first summoning wipes out a small town in Texas save for a young woman whom he rapes, driving her insane and catatonic while fathering Ray. Instituting this process on countless innocents to create Breeds while personally fathering another boy named Patrick, the All Father prepares the way for the demons to invade earth so they may consume all of humanity, ending by trying to kill Ray and Patrick himself.
Broken Moon series:
Broken Moon, by Steve Niles, Nat Jones, et al.: Nosferatu, the lord of the vampires that have dominated most of the Earth after the apocalypse resulted in monsters overrunning the world, sets up a cruel, dystopian city where humans have been forced into slavery by his kind, either into forced breeding to produce food for the vampires or into hellish factories with giant death tolls that do nothing but blot out the sun. Unsatisfied with oppressing humanity, and executing even his own vampire minions if they question him, Nosferatu opts to have a pipe built into the ocean so he can poison it and subsequently destroy the atmosphere, turning the entire planet into a polluted hellscape to wipe out every other species from the planet.
Legends of the Deep, by Philip Kim, Nat Jones, Ben Meares, et al.: Lorren is a vicious cannibal who takes advantage of the apocalyptic state of mankind to engage in whatever fantasies he wants, having been mad from the start. Lorren squeezes out victims from a desperate fishing village Korbin works for, protecting them in exchange for men, women, and children to devour. Once Korbin turns on him to try and help stop Cthulhu, Lorren viciously tries to murder both him, his son, and the mermen he's allied with, exploiting cheap and dangerous labor from the other villagers to bury them in a landslide and maiming his own minions when they contest his ideas. Lorren ultimately ends up into a monstrous, mutated servant of Cthulhu, as much an abomination on the outside now as he was on the inside.
Mr. Brockman is a Nazi spy masquerading as a schoolteacher. Manipulating a group of children into spreading his propaganda, he then kidnaps them and forces their munitions factory worker fathers to bomb their workplaces under pain of their kids' deaths. Brockman keeps the boys in poor conditions, regularly whipping them for talking too loud. He has no intention of keeping his deal, either, planning to frame the fathers as the masterminds and kill the children as a loose end.
The Black Buzzard is a fanatical Nazi who aims to destroy the largest arsenal in the United States. To test his plan, he has a bunch of guards dosed with a horrific poison that makes them melt to the bone before shooting down a transport plane. His scheme proven sound, the Buzzard proceeds to have every guard between him and his target poisoned. He then goes on a kamikaze run, intending to crash a plane full of explosives into the arsenal in broad daylight, risking the lives of thousands.
Burning Fields, by Michael Moreci, Tim Daniel, et al.: Commander Decker Marce is the head of Verge and a sociopathic militant brought in to investigate a series of murders around a Verge-owned oilfield. Already an extremist before getting roped in with the murders—all done under the command of the demon Asag—Decker previously had an entire family, the children not spared, executed on the vague potential of them being terrorists, and shows open willingness to employ lethal violence against the Iraqi population. After an ill-fated attempt to investigate underground tunnels leads to Asag taking Decker into its service, Decker becomes significantly worse, slaughtering an innocent man, massacring several Carapace soldiers, and brutally murdering his own men for little reason at all. Decker ultimately proves himself to have full agency when serving Asag when he deliberately threatens to keep Asag unsealed if he's not provided with a position of comfortable power, and ultimately devolves from a man with some semblance of standard into a fanatical zealot seeking to unleash Asag upon the world and bask in the flames that consume all humanity in the process.
Bushido: The Way of the Warrior, by Rob Levin, Jessada Sutthi, et al.: The unnamed vampire lord is the leader of a clan of ravenous vampires who attack Japan. Initiating bloody massacres all over the island and ordering the attempted assassination of the Shogun through his right-hand Raven, the vampire lord attacks the wedding between the Shogun's daughter Mitsuko and Orochi, aiming to slaughter everyone there. After turning Orochi into a vampire, the vampire lord seduces Orochi into embracing his hunger and bringing Mitsuko to him to barter with her life in exchange for Japan. The vampire lord's ultimate goal, after reducing the population of Japan into cattle for him and his clan to hunt to their heart's content, is to sail out and devour all humanity, establishing an immortal vampiric empire with himself as its epicenter.
The Butcher of Paris, written by Stephanie Phillips: Marcel Petiot is a seemingly respectable doctor eager to assist Jews and resistance members escape Nazi-occupied Paris for a fee. In truth a sadistic monster, Petiot uses the desperation of others to lure them in, rob them and murder them via cyanide or carving them apart in his basement. Escaping justice for months, Petiot is caught when he murders a taxidermist to take his business and then a woman who comes looking for the man, with dozens of bodies confirmed and many dozens more suspected to be attributed to "The Butcher of Paris".
Caliban: The body snatching alien, known as Karien after its human host, is a sadistic being of electrical impulses that possesses sapients. It is made clear the alien is a thinking, sapient being who simply doesn't care at all about the lives of others. When the Caliban stumbles on a derelict alien spacecraft, it is revealed that the alien Karien massacred the prior crew. Upon possessing its host, Karien brutally tortures and kills crew members, partially to figure the limits of human physiology, and partly for fun. When it understands human limits enough, Karien proceeds to enhance the body with alien technology before slaughtering the remaining crew save two. Karien intends to force them to take it back to earth so it may proceed to enslave it and rule over it by using humans as tools or bodies to possess.
Caligula: The demon who possesses Gaius Julius Caesar Augustus Germanicus and rechristens himself "Caligula" is a psychopathic trickster who uses his new status as Emperor of Rome to fully indulge in his penchant for sadism. Caligula establishes himself as a heartless sadist when, on a whim, he leads a gang rape and massacre of an entire family of farmers, including the 4 year-old son; he regularly commits similar atrocities. Taking great joy in forcing people to act out "plays" he himself has written, Caligula often uses said plays to force the partakers to cannibalize, rape, and murder each other, often taking part himself. Along with regularly raping and torturing his flesh-and-blood sister, then promising to corrupt her newborn, a product of his raping her, into evil, Caligula also personally butchers people by the dozen, arranges their bodies in "artistic" manners, then rips out their very souls, devouring them and trapping the souls in constant agony. Even when seemingly beaten, Caligula Body Surfs into anyone he can, continuing to murder innocents and devour their souls in a ritual he attempts to use to drive Rome to tear itself apart, and eventually settles in the body of the young Nero, fully planning to obtain the throne once more and destroy Rome for good. Psychopathic, egomaniacal, and with his own twisted sense of "art", Caligula was as wicked as a demon could be, and took great joy in being as evil as possible.
Camelot 3000: Morgan Le Fay is the wicked half-sister of King Arthur. Having manipulated the fall of Camelot, Morgan was banished through space and time, killing her way through multiple aliens to take control of their race and forcing their children to be her soldiers and Cannon Fodder. Raining death and destruction on Earth and attempting to torture and kill the reincarnated Knights of the Round Table, Morgan begins assassinating world leaders to establish her dominion before attempting to wipe out the Knights and kill whoever she needs to in order to rule the world.
The Cape miniseries, based on the original by Joe Hill: Eric Chase is a lazy and selfish sociopath who discovers that his childhood cape grants him the ability of flight, and chooses to use this power to stroke his own ego. First brutally murdering his girlfriend after he becomes paranoid she is cheating on him, Eric, as detailed in the interquel Fallen, is struck by a crisis of conscience that he ultimately ignores, embracing his inner vileness as he massacres an entire group of LARPers he was hanging out with. Later using his own mother as a hostage in an attempt to burn his hated brother alive, Eric murders several police officers investigating him—a pair of them by dropping a live bear on top of their car—before downing an entire airplane his mother is on, killing her and hundreds of people at once. Though once a sweet child desperate for his father's approval, Eric knowingly and willingly becomes a monster in adulthood, refusing to take guilt or responsibility for his life and instead blaming everyone around him for his faults, and deciding that the punishment for them all should be death.
Castlevania: The Belmont Legacy: Dracula, completely bereft of his game counterpart's tragic backstory or charisma, is a vampiric beast who time and time again has risen from the grave to combat his ancient enemies the Belmonts, with a penchant for impalement and slaughter. Upon being risen through blood sacrifice, Dracula completely disregards the fanatic loyalty of his servant and mocks Christopher Belmont by defiling the grave of his ancestors, later kidnapping his wife Illyana Belmont and tearing out the neck of their friend, turning him into a vampire and siccing him on his own friends. Even seemingly defeated, the comic ends with the reveal that Dracula's previous attempt to force himself on Illyana resulted in the corruption of her unborn baby—all to his plan.
Lucifer, Arch-Enemy of Lady Death, is the one who manipulates the latter's father Matthias into massacres and atrocities to eventually result in the corruption of Hope and her damnation to hell. Manipulating her from the start, Lucifer is also the one who keeps hell running as a place of damnation and agony, having countless souls tortured for fun and his own power. A Serial Rapist, Lucifer frequently marries women for a short time and disposes of them when he is done, later setting up a casino in Las Vegas to trick mortals into selling their souls, intending on making Earth into a new Hell with everything dead or tormented in his fires forever. Lucifer later steals souls bound for heaven, tricking them into blasphemy to damn them, before trying to claim God's throne and rape Lady Death to seal his victory.
Genocide is a conqueror who traverses the cosmos, massacring entire lands or worlds with his followers. A brutal nightmare of a Chaos Lord, Genocide cares nothing for the tenets of chaos beyond his own interpretations, gleefully assaulting Asgard and killing Odin while attempting to massacre the rest. When his own daughter Vex fails her mission, Genocide has her enslaved with no compunction in murdering her, later killing her mother Antigone for opposing him. From his fortress, Wrathworld, Genocide reveals his true plan: the Deathflash. Intending on blasting the Nexus of all things, and with his blasts consuming entire worlds, Genocide plans on triggering a horrific apocalypse throughout the universe, allowing everything to die in an instant that will last an agonizing eternity, with everything becoming as his name: Genocide.
Armageddon, one of the first Chaos Lords and the most powerful, is a being of such arrogance and power-thirst that even some of his fellow Chaos Lords are disgusted. Wishing to reduce reality to formless entropy with himself as its center, Armageddon waged the Chaos War against his fellow Chaos Lords, slaughtering many of them and many of their creations himself before being sealed in the Forever War. Once he's accidentally freed thirteen billion years later, Armageddon wastes no time in resuming his conquest, crash landing on Earth and swallowing all in his path. From there, Armageddon kills everything within 100 miles of himself before resurrecting them as tortured monsters, sending them to massacre hundreds of millions of people across the globe as he wreaks global destruction, regularly destroying the populace of massive cities—Los Angeles being simply one example. Armageddon spitefully exterminates thirty percent of the world's population after an ineffectual retaliation against him, tries to tempt Evil Ernie into unleashing a global nuclear holocaust, tortures and kills any and all resistance against him, and vows that all that shall not serve him will be exterminated, ultimately killing off all of Earth's population and resolving to obliterate all of reality to rule the ashes—and damning the universe to follow him into oblivion upon his death.
Lady Death/Medieval Witchblade, written by Brian Augustyn & Brian Pulido: Queen Morrigan is a powerful dark sorceress who took over the lands in the past. Turning her newfound kingdom into the dead wasteland, Queen terrorizes the population, and when she hears of the prophecy that the "Son of Light", the one who could end her reign, was about to be born, she rounded up hundreds of pregnant women and women with infants and tried to have them thrown into a fiery pit. After Lady Death stopped that, Morrigan orders her knights to kill her, while she finds out the town where the supposed "Child of Light" would be born and burns it to the ground, along with all men, women and children inside. When she finds out that the true "Child of Light" is her stepdaughter, she immediately tries to kill her, while attempting to spread her darkness across the world.
Chew: The Vampire, also known as The Collector (real name unknown), is a Serbian killer and Cibopath who harnesses the legends of vampires to become feared. In truth, The Vampire uses his Cibopath powers to absorb the powers of others, killing, butchering and eating them to gain their abilities; even relatively useless abilities; at least several dozen, and possibly more, are killed in this way. The Vampire kidnaps Tony Chu's twin sister, Toni, and attempts to gain her abilities through eating her limbs. When this fails, he furiously snaps Toni's neck. When Tony's friends attack his hideout, The Vampire attempts to slaughter them, taking great pleasure in trying himself to devour Tony's teenage daughter Olive. When he and Tony finally face off, The Vampire mocks him by saying how he will hunt down Olive and devour her. Egotistical, monstrous and cruel, the only thing driving The Vampire is his quest to become the perfect being in existence, no matter whom he has to devour.
Child of the Storm, by Manuel Bichebois, Didier Poliartist, & Giulio Zeloni: Minister of War Alghard is a high-ranking figure of the nation of Fratt who leads a force to slaughter villages full of civilians in his hunt for the empowered child Laith. Rising to the Presidency by murdering his cousin, Alghard continues a brutal war, killing soldiers who object, and razing civilian areas to finish his conquest while plotting to continue even more brutal conquests until he has controlled the entire world.
The Chill, written by Jason Starr: Cormac Flaherty married his wife for the potential of her commanding "The Chill", a power of women to freeze her lover during sex and draw out their soul. Cormac abused his wife and murdered her when their daughter Arlana was born. Using Arlana for decades to seduce men, then murdering them and eating their souls for immortality, Cormac continues this way for decades. Brutally murdering multiple innocents and anyone who might know of the Chill, Cormac also violently abuses Arlana, even contemplating killing her should she ever demonstrate too much independence.
Choker, by Ben McCool & Ben Templesmith: Hunt Cassidy is a sadistic drug baron put away behind bars by cop Johnny Jackson for his illegal trafficking, which includes utilizing children as test subjects for his horrifying drugs. Freed by the treacherous Royce Davies and with a hunger for revenge after being brutalized in prison, Cassidy resumes his spree to get revenge on Jackson. Keeping a young girl in his basement and reducing her to a feral, naked vampire through his repeated testing, Cassidy starts peddling mutative drugs that turn several people into ravenous vampires and cannibalistic mutants, having his junkies commit a series of gruesome massacres around Shotgun City to lure Jackson into his clutches. Slaughtering a squad sent to stop him and eventually backstabbing and killing Royce himself, Cassidy hypes himself up on his own drugs for the purpose of killing Jackson, massacring his way through the police department and personally murdering Chief Ellis in his psychotic crusade to kill Jackson.
Cinder and Ashe, by Gerry Conway & Jose Luis Garcia-Lopez: The despicable Lacey is a rogue CIA agent and a boorish, racist psychopath with no feeling towards anyone or anything sans contempt. Operating as The Fagin during his time as Saigon, Lacey takes in a young Cinder DuBois as his personal thief and raises her under cruel abuse, eventually driving his own girlfriend to suicide and raping a thirteen-year-old Cinder himself in a bout of drunken fury. Ten years later, Lacey pursues a job to ruin the life of a farmer named Wilson connected to the life of his client, Harrison Wayne, an opportunity he uses to get at the now-grown Cinder. Poisoning Wilson's wife and livestock before kidnapping his daughter Jennifer, Lacey wreaks vast swaths of murder and racks up well over a dozen bodies, connected to his target or not, murdering Jennifer himself alongside an entire gang of people and shooting Wilson himself at Jennifer's funeral. Lacey murders Wayne himself in his attempt to kill Cinder, living and dying an unrepentant, sneering scumbag with not one remotely humane attribute about him.
Ciudad, by The Russo Brothers, Ande Parks, & Fernando León González: Lieutenant Mora is the chief of police in the Wretched Hive of the title, and a figure so abhorrently corrupt he exceeds the actual drug kingpin Gabriel Roche in awfulness. Lieutenant Mora kidnaps Gabriel's daughter Eva to hold her for ransom in his plan to corner the drug trade in Ciudad and bump Gabriel off as a rival, willingly throwing the streets of the city into chaos in his pursuit of Eva when mercenary Tyler Rake rescues her. A gloating Serial Rapist on his off time, Mora introduces himself throwing one of his child drug runners off a building and nearly tossing another after him when he figures out they've been nicking money, before forcing the survivor to hack off two of his own fingers to pay for the other's crime.
Derica Mueller, aka the Exalted One, is a powerful, demonic goddess of the void. The daughter of Robert Mueller, Derica has implanted visions of demons and deceased loved ones in the minds of multiple humans, bragging about how many she's Driven to Madness. She forces one of Astrid's guards to commit Psychic-Assisted Suicide in front of Astrid and Chloe, revealing afterwards to be the one sending Chloe visions of her dead husband. Derica ultimately plans to cause immeasurable havoc-including plane crashes and having the president shoot his wife on live television-in order to drive humans into chaos so that she and her fellow demons will create a bridge of humans and rule over mankind.
Artus Greenhand is a depraved Serial Killer who disdainfully refers to women as "critters" for him to take apart. Obsessed with Clean Room administrator Astrid Mueller, Artus perfects the art of wig making by abducting innocent women and torturing them to death, until one got free and fatally wounded him before dying of her own wounds. Revived by the sinister entities, Artus attempts to seize the Clean Room from Astrid to leave humanity to the hungry entities to devour while he has full power over the room itself, even attempting to leave heroines Chloe and Killian with his past self so he may torture them to death as well.
Clive Barker's Next Testament: Wick, "The Father of Colors", is a psychotic, hedonistic entity who inspired both God and the Devil from the Bible. Having caused all manner of chaos in the past, including flooding the Earth just to see how it would look, he was locked away for 2,000 years by his brothers, Unan and Filt, before being awakened by a rich old man named Julian Edmond. After taking Julian's lover as a sacrifice and brutally killing everyone at Julian's encampment, along with almost everyone at a dinner party back at Julian's mansion, Wick announces his second coming to the world by causing every single aircraft on Earth to plummet to the ground at once, killing hundreds of thousands. After traveling with Julian to Hollywood, Wick, bored with what humanity has become and deciding that he preferred the Earth with a smaller population, starts randomly wreaking havoc through the world, killing millions and wiping out the entirety of the Midwestern United States. Wick blots out the sun and has a swarm of locusts assault the world after he is dissatisfied with a pyramid built in his honor, and later murders both a young lady who he supposedly liked as well as Julian, both merely for questioning him. Wick, after failing to see anything worth saving, finally announces his intent to obliterate everything and start over, and even upon his defeat Wick gloats that he'll one day be back. A self-absorbed being with near-limitless power, Wick proves himself to be a far cry from the benevolent depictions of God.
Captain Eigerman survives the events of Midian's destruction and becomes even worse. His first attempt to destroy Midian and the Night Breed going up in flames, Eigerman teams up with the insane Reverend Ashberry for a second chance at genocide. Along the way, Eigerman kills another cop for his car; shoots a man at a diner in the mouth for trying to talk about the Night Breed to the press; and kills an EMS officer for vaguely disagreeing with Eigerman's supremacist rhetoric.
Rawhead Rex himself is resurrected years after the events of his original story, powered by a screaming infant he keeps stewing alive within his gut. Rawhead gets up to old habits not long after being resurrected, turning his appetites toward a diner full of innocent people and the Nightbreed. Flashbacks establish that Rawhead used to gang-rape human women alongside his monstrous brethren and then leave them back in civilization, where he made a game of watching the resultant spawn tear out of the women and subsequently be butchered by horrified onlookers seconds after their birth.
Ozymandias, one of the first Nightbreed, was the emissary of the pagan god Baphomet who came to uplift the persecuted Nightbreed 6,000 years ago. Ozymandias became disillusioned with Baphomet's apathy toward his people, and slowly began to steer the Nightbreed toward corruption and decadence for the sake of his own egotism instead. Under Ozymandias's rule, the Nightbreed's civilization degenerated into a human-sacrificing Wretched Hive so horrifying Baphomet finally stepped in to personally wipe everyone out. Ozymandias refused to even save his own mother from being flung to her death in the catastrophe. In the modern day, Ozymandias possesses Baphomet in a moment of weakness and tries to resurrect the old days of slaughter and sacrifice, gleefully raping one of the Nightbreed the moment he has Baphomet's body under his control and later rallying a mob of Nightbreed to slaughter the nearest human town to the last person.
Boom! Studios: Reverend Ashberry turns out to be far darker than his portrayal in the film, even in light of his abrupt turn to evil. While initially sympathetic to the Nightbreed and their persecution, he develops a genocidal hatred for them when their god Baphomet scars him when he tried to reach out to the latter. In his secret past, Ashberry first murdered a hippie girl during a sexual encounter. Coming to the conclusion that it was God's will for him to cast sinners into Hell, Ashberry started a decades-long career in killing perceived sinners, mostly male and female prostitutes and the like. Arrested as a despondent drunk shortly before the film, after his scarring Ashberry started his new crusade by rounding up Berserkers to carry out his vengeance, disemboweling Boone and attempting to kill his pregnant girlfriend Lori. Failing to kill either of them, Ashberry returns in an attempt to wipe out the breed and their new home via suicide bombing them, with children in the vicinity.
Coffin Hill, by Caitlin Kittredge et al.: Emma Coffin, founder of the titular town, escaped the Salem Witch Trials and left the innocent to die in her stead. Not content to rest in peace, Emma's evil spirit tormented the families of those who eventually hanged her for her crimes of sacrificing others for her magic, while also tormenting her own descendants. Emma threatened her descendant Eve into helping her return to life by threatening to kill everyone Eve loved and the entire town as well. It is further revealed Emma's source of power are the souls of her victims, imprisoned in the Coffin manor and kept trapped in their worst nightmares as Emma feeds off them.
Colder, by Paul Tobin & Juan Ferreyra: Nimble Jack is a cruel being who feeds on human minds and savors the flavors of madness most of all. Introducing himself by having the hero Declan Thomas grow "colder", lowering his temperature whenever he uses his own powers to cure madness, Nimble Jack regularly goes on to drive victims insane before devouring their minds and killing them. Centering in on Declan and his love interest, nurse Reece Talbot, Nimble Jack demonstrates his cruelty with massacres that increase in scope, constantly driving his victims insane. In one case, he throws a woman in front of a bus and then devours the minds of those on the bus, before kidnapping children and driving one insane, before trying to kill the other in the end. A sadistic, remorseless predator, Nimble Jack stops at nothing to cultivate those with a "special" madness like a fine wine, all for a better meal.
"Island of Terror!": SS Captain Hans Wegener wants to punish the world for the fall of the Third Reich. Knowing that Dutch scientist Ernst Dortmunn's process to generate geothermal energy—by sinking a shaft in the earth's mantle—causes earthquakes, he tricked Major Shiro Eiko into seizing Dortmunn's Pacific island with the promise that it would help scuttle the Allies' invasion plans. Wegener plans to detonate modified torpedoes at the bottom of the shaft to cause much more powerful earthquakes, with the aim of creating a tsunami that would scour the Pacific; this would doom any Allied invasion plans, but would also doom Japan, to Wegener's apathy.
"Nazi Nightmare": Nazis Bernhard Gruber and SS Colonel Hartmann are the masterminds of "Plan Cuckoo", with the aim of plunging America and Russia into a nuclear war. Tiring of his prisoners, Gruber callously tries to execute them all as they leave to begin their plot, while those who survive are destined to die from radiation poisoning. Hartmann disguises himself and flees to Argentina, where he has neighboring ranches burnt down before reuniting with Gruber. Bringing former Major Ken Horton to his and Gruber's underground bunker, the duo reveal a score of atomic bombs they intend to use for their diabolical designs. The next morning, Hartmann uses Ken for a sadistic hunt.
"Convict Commandos-Rain of Terror": Nazis von Erlich and Gruppenführer Horst Nagel are the masterminds behind the plot to use acid rain against the Allies in North Africa and Russia. It's first used against a group of Maquis, causing Indian Professor Chandrapalli Ram to investigate; it is a ploy to get the anti-British Ram to defect, and apparently succeeds. Von Erlich decides to kill Ram when he's served his purpose; when Ram turns the tables and kills von Erlich instead, Nagel tries to kill Ram with the acid rain.
"Ramsey's Raiders—Race Against Time": Colonel Strucker and Professor Faas are the Nazi masterminds behind the plot to use nerve agents against the Allies, including one called Raxin. When they realize that Faas won't be able to finish before Germany falls, they make plans to flee to Chile—eliminating the other scientists in the process because they knew too much—so that Faas can continue his work there. While he's doing so, they'd content themselves with releasing Raxin on New York City.
Control, by Andy Diggle, Angela Cruickshank, et al.: Randolph Wolfe is the CEO of Wolfe Media, a media conglomerate that Wolfe personally uses to gain information on powerful people around the globe, blackmailing these people to bend to his will and make himself more powerful. When one of Wolfe's hackers plans to turn him over to the authorities, Wolfe hires a sociopathic hitman to kill him and anyone else who may threaten his empire, leading to the deaths of more than half-a-dozen people over the course of just a few days; eliminating loose ends or those who outlive their usefulness in this manner is noted to be a regular occurence for Wolfe. Though at first seemingly just a corrupt man taking advantage of other rich inndividuals, Wolfe's true monstrosity comes into play near the end of the story, where it is revealed that he regular hosts "rape parties", events where he lures unsuspecting women, or simply rents them from trafficking organizations, to parties where he has his wealthy guests gang rape them to their hearts' content, secretly filming the entire ordeals to use as blackmail material. A corrupt sociopath whose greed dragged dozens of innocents into living nightmares and even death, Randolph Wolfe disgusted and repulsed everyone whom he interacted with, having no concern for anyone but himself and his personal power.
Crawl to Me, by Alan Robert: "Uncle" Edgar Driscoll is a despicable child molester who kicks the entire tale off by kidnapping three children. Edgar then spends weeks torturing and raping the children, notably using scissors to cut into them and snip off the lone female's hair, calling her a "whore." When he fails to kidnap a fourth child to subject her to the same fate, Edgar proceeds to gun down several police officers who approach him. Edgar's torment of the children was so traumatizing for them that they hid themselves away in a crawl space for weeks, slowly starving and going insane, until finally one of them was killed in a psychotic frenzy by the other kids.
Criminal: Delron Krumsky is the psychopathic lieutenant for a drug kingpin. After getting freed from prison in order to track down a load of heroin that the protagonists, Leo and Greta, had inadvertently stolen from an evidence van, Delron murdered the latter's elderly mother and took her daughter as leverage. After tracking Greta down, he tortured her for the location of the heroin by driving nails into her palms, and eventually killed her in spite of his partner's attempts to stop him. When Leo found him at a motel with Greta's daughter, we learn that he was planning to sell the little girl to Russian slavers. Upon discovering Leo, Delron naturally tries to beat him to death before getting killed himself.
Crimson: Lisseth, the Queen of All Vampires, is the originator of all evil in the world and the progenitor of every living vampire. After being spurned from God's sight due to her imperfections and further turned down a place at Lucifer's side, Lisseth drank the blood of her former lover and fellow outcast Ekimus, stealing his immortality and becoming the first vampire. Still craving revenge for her exile, Lisseth enacts a plan to eliminate the Chosen One, Alex Elder, and teams up with fellow vampire lord Victor Van Fleet. Lisseth greets Alex on a pile of Templars she's massacred, and later tricks her former lover into releasing the ancient Chalkydri lord Sopha, who begins an assault meant to wipe out all mankind. This is all the first part of Lisseth's ultimate plan, which aims for nothing more than the complete destruction of all creation—Heaven, Hell, and Earth and their rulers—and then to remake creation in her own image. In the final battle, Lisseth delves low enough to murder a child and her father after they refuse to pay tribute to her and kills the fallen angel Zophiel in a failed attempt to kill Alex, and ultimately dies raving on how she seeks to destroy everything and everyone. Always a selfish, envious monster at heart, Lisseth's own evil was reflected in the very breed of monsters she birthed.
Critical Role: Vox Machina Origins: Iselda is a higher-up within the criminal organization, The Myriad. Wishing to advance further in the ranks, Iselda attempts to take control of the swamp port city, Stilben, away from a rival criminal gang, The Clasp. Iselda has Zeth, an alchemist living within Stilben, brew a dangerous poison, Aqua Caedes, and have it pollute the swamp, sending infants and ill people who live within the swamp's vicinity into a vegetative state. Iselda then has Zeth trick the residents of Stilben into believing that it's a curse that can be appeased by sacrificing those who were affected by the poison to the shark-speakers. After fleeing from the party during their first confrontation, Iselda makes a plan to kidnap Vax and use him as bait for the rest of the party, intending to use his life as a bargaining chip to get the party to join The Myriad. During Vax's escape, he finds out that Iselda is using the souls of those who fell victim to Aqua Caedes as ingredients for a curse to kill every person who came into contact with the swamp water around Stilben in an attempt to wipe out its entire population.
Crone, by Dennis Culver et al.: Vor the Lion, once a companion of "Bloody" Bliss, deeply lusted after the warrior woman long after they defeated the warlord D'Kayde. Murdering Bliss's former lover when she left Bliss, Vor began to murder ally and innocent alike until he took D'Kayde's helmet and identity to become a ferocious warlord. Ravaging the kingdom, Vor puts villages to the sword and torch, burning and crucifying his victims while dreaming of forcing Bliss to be his queen. Not even his old comrades are safe, as he tortures his old friend Gaspar Rogue's son to death before him, resuming his savage conquest and attempting to kill Bliss when she rejects him.
Crossing Midnight: Lord Aratsu, the God of Swords, is one of the most powerful Kami alive. He is also a vicious, usurping, tyrannical megalomaniac who considers it his right to steal a girl named Toshi from her parents and twin brother because their father prayed at his shrine before her birth. When she refuses to become his slave after Aratsu brutally murdered the family dog he dismembers her mother to use her life to force Toshi's hand. Once Toshi agrees to serve him, Aratsu repairs her mother, but doesn't even bother to mend her soul, leaving her an empty shell and fully susceptible to hungry, soul eating imps. Once Toshi is his slave, Aratsu uses his swords to cut away her past and future, leaving her to exist in only a moment in time. Should she ever displease him, he would allow time to lapse and her to vanish. Aratsu's cruelty is revealed as the story goes on: he gained his power by treachery and murder, having severed his predecessor's memory and condemned him to exile on earth. A violent egomaniac, he also kills any who do not give him the blind worship he feels he's entitled to. While many Kami are alien creatures, Aratsu is an all too familiar and understandable being, and eclipses any human, dragon, demon or Kami in the story with his evil. By the time the rebellion against his rule rolls around, he has no compunction sending the amnesiac Toshi to kill her own brother.
CSI: Dominos comic, by Kris Oprisko & Gabriel Rodriguez: "Smiley" Tallarico is an infamously vicious and psychopathic Mafia enforcer who is brought to Las Vegas by the Cavellinis. Fearing what Smiley is capable of, the Cavellinis' main rival, Don Vincent Brescia, orders a risky hit on Smiley, but Smiley survives, and proceeds to embark on a Roaring Rampage of Revenge. Smiley tracks down his two would-be assassins, tortures and dismembers one, and bashes in the head of the other before burying him alive and going after Brescia. After garroting Brescia, Smiley decides to terrorize the entire city and prove to everyone that he is not a man to be trifled with by systemically eliminating absolutely everyone who has had any kind of recent contact—no matter how minor—with Brescia, starting with the innocent staff of a plastic surgery clinic called Desert Hearts. Smiley brutally murders three random employees of the clinic and nearly kills two others before being taken down by the LVMPD.
Cursed, by Fiona Avery et al.: Victor Hahn is a director of museum of antiquities in Germany and a former worshipper of Osiris. After Osiris didn't choose him as "chosen protector", he swears to enslave Osiris as revenge. He decided to start by murdering dozens of people at night, trapping them in the status between life and death and making them his slaves through an ancient Egyptian ritual. When he discovered Shan Beaumont, a reporter who was chosen by gods instead of him, he decided to kill her through Egyptian ritual, thus making her "the Door" to Afterlife, so that he could summon and enslave Osiris. Right before the ritual, he killed whole group of tourists in his museum.
Curse of the Wendigo, by Mathieu Missoffe, Charlie Adlard, et al.: Vivien was a French trader who learned of the legend of the Wendigo. Murdering his own wife to eat her flesh and become a monster, Vivien fled the Cree people and began to target men, women and children. Killing hundreds, Vivien comes to the trenches of France during the first World War, killing his victims horribly and leaving mutilated corpses strung up as a larder. Swaying a whole town to cannibalism and the murder of all who happen by, Vivien reveals his intent to plunge the whole war into his bloody image, where men eat the flesh of men and Vivien reigns.
Danger Club, by Landry Q. Walker & Eric Jones: Chronos, the vile, extradimensional Titan of myth, has been corrupting and playing with reality for as long as it has existed, twisting and then annihilating the world in a series of reset timelines to eventually steer Earth to a path where it is worshipped as an absolute god—granting it the power necessary to break from its seal and destroy the multiverse. Chronos twists Earth's greatest hero into his monstrous puppet, killing off all of the world's heroes and villains through him and creating a horrible dystopia out of nothing more than a hunger for death and chaos.
Danger Girl and the Army of Darkness (2013): The nameless Chancellor pushes for General Kage's war against the rebels, to make the conflict worse and to get his hands on the Necronomicon. With this achieved, the Chancellor intends on becoming a new "Chosen One", using the book to kill the colonel's entire battalion and raising them as Deadites. Intending on having the Deadites slaughter all in their path to devastate the world, the Chancellor plans on converting everything into his Deadite army, even unleashing a demonic Dark One to do as much damage as possible.
Dark Ark: The wicked Echidna is the mother of monsters. Surviving the flood as the Leviathan, Echidna hounds Noah's ark to feed off the animals there, intending to destroy it and kill Noah's family without tribute. When her own children come to investigate, Echidna happily kills them as well. When the sorcerer Shrae attempts to bargain with her, Echidna leaves him to drown to attack the Dark Ark, mentally dominating her monster children to feed her Shrae's family and remaining captives, while intending on breeding them to provide a fresh supply of meat.
Dark Crystal: Beneath the Dark Crystal: In this sequel to the original film, the Fire That Stays is an immortal Fireling, a subset of the Gelfings that are beings of flame. The Fire That Stays has become cynical, thinking the Firelings have become weak and decadent. After the Firelings were almost destroyed in an event known as the Great Dim, the Fire That Stays becomes convinced that the Firelings must be subjected to an apocalyptic event to become strong again. The Fire That Stays kidnaps the children of Fragors, giant ant creatures, and orders them to attack the Firelings or he will harm their children. After the Fireling princess Thurma frees the Fragors' children and the Fragors turn against him, the Fire That Stays summons a giant tidal wave to destroy the Fireling kingdom.
Dark Gods by Justin Jordan, German Erramouspe, et al.: The unnamed CEO is a chaos-loving sadist determined to unleash the serpent god Tiamat. The CEO uses his social media company to subtly drive dozens of people insane across America, using them to commit various atrocities from mall shootings to burning themselves and others alive. The CEO, after butchering dozens of his employees with demonic forces, drives several members of the Storm insane and kills them. Even when captured and beaten, the CEO reveals he has arranged for Tiamat to be released onto the planet, and plans to enjoy the view as she brings destruction and death across the planet.
Dark Red, by Tim Seeley et al.: Kamille Magdalena Kaczmarek is a powerful vampire who is the leader of the vampire equivalent of a neo-Nazi movement. Attempting to recruit Charles "Chip" Ipswich, Kamille introduces him to her leader Victor Varney, with an entire convenience store set up for feeding. When Chip kills Varney, Kamille gleefully takes over their group, having her men move closer, killing those they find along the way. Taking Chip's friend Evie hostage, Kamille intends to feed from her as long as she can and is even indicates to savor infant blood as a delicacy. Kamille's ultimate goal is to cause a white supremacist vampire uprising where vampirism will be reserved for pure whites and all others shall be as meat.
The vampire Lockwood was a Serial Killer in life before being attacked by Barnabas Collins. Surviving as a vampire and looking to sate his bruised ego, Lockwood begins turning children into vampires and has them murder their own families to "strengthen" them to serve as soldiers against Barnabas. After fleeing, Lockwood proceeds to slaughter more people and later allies with Barnabas's evil half, temporarily becoming human and celebrating by committing more murders just to see blood in the sunlight again. In the Bad Future, Lockwood helps butcher as much of the town of Collinport as he can while also trying to corrupt his former victim, the young vampire Emma. While Barnabas is a truly remorseful man looking to embrace his human side, Lockwood relishes in being a monster, whether as a human or as a vampire.
Elizabeth Báthory, when human, killed countless girls to bathe in their blood. After rising as a vampire, Báthory slaughters numerous innocents as "festivities", and when she meets Jack the Ripper, she kills his latest victim and makes him her pet. In modern day, Báthory allows Jack to function as a serial killer while bringing her young women. Turning others into vampires, Báthory kills her victims, attempting to force Vampirella and Barnabas Collins to kill one another before celebrating by trying to have her hostages torn apart for fun.
Jack the Ripper himself is a misogynist psychopath who slaughtered women in Whitechapel. Now serving Báthory, Jack brings her victims while operating as a Serial Killer through the ages. Garnering the name "The Big Apple Butcher" for his latest, Jack targets multiple innocents and relishes in their suffering, even trying to murder Vampirella and her friends to satisfy his lust for murder.
Darkstalkers & Darkstalkers: The Night Warriors, by Ken Siu-Chong: Pyron is a sadistic space deity who enjoys devouring planets to gain power, having done so to his own home planet. Noticing the young planet Earth, Pyron waits for it to ripen and grow before promising to return and eat it. Spending the next millennia feasting on populated planets, Pyron heads back to the populated Earth, deciding to fight Morrigan and Demitri for his own amusement before he tries to devour the world completely.
Abraham Pitch, the selfish, egomaniacal, corrupt, driving force of the entire plot, manages to stick out as a truly awful excuse of a being despite being surrounded by demons and devils. Originally a member of the demon-fighting force known as the Protectorate, Pitch turned on his fellow teammates to become a student of the Satanic occult, and promptly began paving the way for demonic entities to travel to Earth to torture and kill numerous innocents. Once bodyjacking his own son, Zachary, Pitch uses his son's body to become President of the United States, at which point he institutes Martial Law and convinces one-third of the planet to be imprinted with the "Mark". Unbeknownst to the receivers of the Mark, Pitch plans to use it as a transmutation spell to transform any who have the Mark into his demon slaves, and all the while frames all those who reject the Mark as terrorists. After bombing and massacring numerous locations, killing close to 50 people, Marked and Unmarked alike, Pitch frames Heaven's Militia, one of the few resistances against him, for the crimes, and ultimately begins systematically executing any Unmarked he can before spending his final moments in power screaming to kill all those against him and to launch every nuclear missile his military has.
Lucifer Morningstar is the lord and master of Hell, and the ultimate mastermind behind the entire plot. Having made contact and a deal with Abraham Pitch to allow his forces to begin invading the Earth, Lucifer eventually uses a teenage girl as a sacrifice to grant him entry to the planet, where he begins sharing a body with Pitch. Lucifer directs many of Pitch's crimes, ultimately manipulating one-third of the Earth into receiving the Mark and proclaiming all Unmarked as filth who deserve to be purged. After painfully transforming all Marked into his demonic servants and ordering them to kill all Unmarked across the globe, Lucifer goes on a rampage, slaughtering all in his sight while proclaiming his plans to make the Earth into a Hellish landscape of agony solely to mock God.
Dead Irons, by James Kuhoric et al.: In this 2009 comic miniseries, Devin Irons is a horrifying Sinister Minister obsessed with immortality. A vicious husband and father who regularly beat his wife and 4 children for any form of slight, Irons reached the peak of his abuse when he branded his son Silas with a cross, then tied him to a statue, bloody and bruised, for an undetermined amount of time. When Jonas, the only man in town aware of Irons's cruelty, confronts the man, Irons gleefully stabs him to death, before enacting his plan to gain eternal life: Making a pact with Hell, Irons crucifies his wife and plans to sacrifice her and his children to eternal pain and torment in exchange for immortality, but, when Silas disrupts the ritual, Irons settles for gutting his wife and leaving his other 3 children to wander the land as monstrous zombies. Continuing his plans years later, Irons regularly tortures and murders innocents, then brainwashes 99 of themincluding children—into slitting their own throats, at which point he revives his dead wife as a demonic cannibal solely to mock his children. When his kids finally return for their vengeance, Irons orders their mother to kill them, gains his immortality, then reveals his plans to unleash his dark powers across the land and cleanse the world of those he deems "unrighteous". Psychopathic, hypocritical, and fanatical, Devin Irons was a true beast of a man so convinced of his own righteousness that he condemned dozen of innocents, including his own children, to an eternity of torment and hellfire simply because he considers that to be their only purpose in life.
Death Follows, by Cullen Bunn, A. C. Zamudio & Carlos Nicolas Zamudio (also in novel form as The Remains by Bunn): "The Hired Man", Cole Jensen, with a smile that seems to disproportionately stretch across his whole face, looks about as wicked as he actually is. A wanderer who takes up residence at a local farm, Cole immediately begins attempting to molest the youngest daughter of the family, Abbie, and eventually murders a young boy for no apparent reason. Revealed to be a Serial Killer of young girls who is plagued by a curse that raises all those around him from the dead, Cole has been on the run for years from his over half-a-dozen victims, and, after being fired from the farm for disturbing the children, Cole returns, flings Abbie's older sibling from a window, then kills the defenseless girl, happily taunting the family of her fate afterwards. When attacked by Abbie's parents, Cole kicks her pregnant mother in the stomach extremely hard, causing her unborn baby to be stillborn, before screaming his plans to gut them all. A psychopathic hick with a hunger for death everywhere he went, Cole Jensen was a truly cruel and depraved killer of the highest order.
The Death of Stalin (originally La Mort de Staline), by Fabien Nury & Thierry Robin: Lavrentiy Beria, chief of the NKVD and Stalin's personal attack dog, quickly moves to try and ensure Stalin's death when the former dictator falls into a coma to consolidate his own power. Beria has countless people tortured and executed in the depths of the nation's gulags, while ruthlessly buying off or otherwise attempting to silence his political opposition, attempting to frame Khrushchev to have him bear the brunt of his treason to the nation. Beria is also a disgusting Serial Rapist who treats his violent assaults with a bored, hobbyist mentality, reacting with mild irritation when a phone call interrupts him in the middle of a session while ordering the woman's father arrested right after.
Death Sentence: David "Monty" Montgomery is a depraved, egotistical comedian already guilty of serial rape and abuse who becomes far worse after the incurable G+ virus grants him hypnosis and telekinesis. Deciding to spend his last few months engrossing himself, Monty uses his powers to rape and murder the Queen of England before brutally killing the Royal Family and the Prime Minister in rapid succession, forcing a battalion of hundreds of soldiers to kill themselves and taking over England. Monty proceeds to use his influence to turn England into his own personal pit of debauchery, influencing millions into unimaginable depravity while raping countless women and slaughtering entire crowds more simply for annoying him, even murder over one million innocent people—children not spared—in one fell swoop to extend his influence past England. When confronted by an armada, Monty hypnotizes the captain to rape one of his own men before making the entire armada kill itself, and even after all of the carnage and millions hypnotized or killed by him, Monty confesses he isn't satisfied. Nothing more than a degenerate sadist in the end, Monty represents a picture of what a psychopath with no other resources might become with the powers to exercise whatever they might have wanted.
Defiance, by Douglass Barré; Jacob Lee; Kanno Kang, & Zack Suh: Satan himself takes over the realm of Sheol and turns it into a horrifying pit where the native residents are tormented by his fellow fallen angels, later damning countless souls into eternal torture under his reign. Striving to take over a futuristic Earth, Satan makes a deal with the corrupt mayor of Tri-City, taking residence in his body and casually wiping every memory of the man's loved ones to make room for himself. Orchestrating leagues of horrid mass murder and torture in his quest to stop the man destined to give the message to his daughter to fight against him, Satan eventually brings his son Dirge—whom he treats as little else than a pawn to his face—into Earth to lead his armies, wiping out thousands of lives, capturing and torturing his daughter into perfect subservience, and ending the comic ready to oversee his legions to take over Earth, annihilate Heaven, and set up a reign of eternal torture among all mankind.
The Devils, by Matthew Spradlin, William Allan Reyes, et al.: Commander Suguru is a Japanese officer and the worst seen at Ramree Island. A sadistic killer, flashbacks show Suguru led a group of "devils" at Nanking, massacring many Chinese civilians. Introduced raping a Chinese woman, Suguru then raped her young daughter before murdering them both, only two of many victims he targeted. Suguru shows no hesitation in using the more moral Takahiro as bait for the crocodiles of Ramree and is happy to sacrifice men if it means his survival.
Dexter: Down Under, by Jeff Lindsay et al.: Bruce Grigsby is a racist white millionaire and founder of "Citizens for a White Australia". Harboring hatred for any immigrants, Asians in particular, he begins murdering entire families of immigrants, including children, during the nights. At one point, he kidnapped Asian farm workers who lived near to his isolated ranch, and put them in cages inside his barn. From there he would release them one at the time and hunt them on his ranch, often threatening their families to make them do whatever he wants. When Shawna Wiggs and Dexter Morgan start following trails of his murders, he captures them and makes them his "prey" in his next hunt on his ranch.
Federico the Duke of Vallenberg: To try and take over the Kingdom of Benglait, he first created out of nowhere the terrorist organization Grey Ravens to provoke a civil war. He then married his ticket to the throne, Altea, and faked his death to avoid being identified as the leader of the Grey Ravens. Next, after Benglait became a republic without him being able to take over, he launched a series of terrorist attacks that nearly killed even Altea. After that bit him back in the ass as Diabolik and Ginko dismantled a branch of his organization, he launched other attacks, including a willingly failed one against Altea to justify both his faking his death and then his sudden return as motivated by his love for her and the desire to protect her while still trying to cause that civil war.
Mr. Logan: The CEO of a pharmaceutical industry, he purchased a Synthetic Plague and its vaccine. His ultimate plan was to release the first into the civilian population in order to wait for the panic and then "discover" the vaccine, all in the name of money. Logan stands in stark contrast to Diabolik and his more honorable methods of theft. He is willing to kill countless civilians with his manufactured plague, just to line his pockets and achieve fame from it.
Die Hard: Year One: Alan Douglas is a hippie and Eco-Terrorist, who was a former employer of millionaire Walden Ford, before growing jealous of the latter's rich status and deciding to rob him of his millions. Getting himself a mini-submarine, Alan orders his henchmen to take Ford's yacht full of people hostage, using the fireworks during the 1976 bicentennial celebration over New York Harbor as a cover. As his men kill innocent staff inside the yacht, Alan extracts a large amount of money from Ford and orders his men to plant dynamite on the yacht, planning to blow it up, along with dozens of innocent people on it.
Dinocorps: Jarek is the leader of a group of scientifically-advanced dinosaurs known as the Saurons. Considering himself to be a "True-Blood" compared to the other dinosaurs in his time period, Jarek activates the Extinction Protocol, a weapon that eradicates all the other non-Sauron dinosaurs. When Jarek and his remaining Saurons wake up in the present, he destroys a mall after discovering it has been infested by humans. He then conspires to reactivate the Extinction Protocol; Jarek orders his troops to look for the weapon's triggering device. His troops kidnap Carl's friend, Winston, after he accidentally activates the device, and they head to their safe house while the weapon arms itself. Jarek and his troops kill any humans in their way and put several civilians in danger as they fight off the Dinocorps. When Carl confronts Jarek, he sneers how Carl is too late and that the weapon has finished arming, moments before he throws Winston off a skyscraper and tries to murder Carl. A violent, racist radical, Jarek is a creature who would rather destroy the entire world than live on it with other species who aren't Saurons.
Dinosaucers (2018 comic reboot): Rex, unlike his original incarnation, is far deadlier and taken much more seriously. Longing to preserve his tyrannical rule on the planet Reptilon, Rex sets his sights on planet Earth to fuel his slave labor. He and his armada invade Earth and sack various major cities, causing wanton destruction and killing thousands in the process. When Rex realizes that his rule over Reptilon is in jeopardy, he simply forces his invaders to speed up their hostile takeover, and they start siphoning Earth's natural resources and kidnapping humans to use as a food source. After Rex's plans are thwarted and he's coaxed into making a truce, he decides to force four members of the Secret Scouts to head back to Reptilon with him, or else he'll resume his invasion and destroy the entire world.
Sere is a member of the Ovanan Hierarchy who delights in how they manipulate the avatar into destroying worlds and murdering "unfit" children. Having tortured the young Avatar Seren as a child, Sere also molested him frequently. A serial pedophile, Sere tortures and possibly rapes the young hero Jason, also revealing she poaches young children from the Ovanan nurseries to molest. A remorseless sadist, Sere also wipes out most of a household when they deny her a chance to see Seren and enjoys the potential of torturing any member of the resistance she gets her hands on.
Sere's ally in evil, Prince Emeris, is a late addition to the Hierarchy, but matches his counterpart for evil. A war criminal who used illegal weapons to poison a race to force their prince, D'mer, to become his slave, Emeris is well known for abusing and raping said slaves, enjoying the way he can use pain to force others to submit to his will. Raping Seren when Seren is removed from power, Emeris also tortures him while plotting to obtain D'mer again. Eager to continue the brutal crusades of the Ovanan, Emeris repeatedly shows his own loyalty is to his own pleasures and cruelties.
Gùrko Zagreda Langdon is the Archduke of Arizona and a despicable slaver who sees himself as above all "commoners" by the decree of Manifest Destiny. Langdon feigns his way into becoming the Archduke by forging legal documents while killing anyone in his way, and passes off a native woman named Conchita he raises as Spanish royalty, marrying his way into power before raping and abusing Conchita all throughout the marriage. Langdon employs brutal slave labor of the native Indian tribes to build a colossal railroad through Arizona, killing many of them through the precarious missions to destroy the mesas blocking their path and having any others who complained tortured or murdered into silence. When opposed by Django and Zorro, Langdon heartlessly murders Zorro's steadfast servant Bernardo before deserting when the slaves revolt, killing his own son while decreeing him and his late wife a failure to his legacy.
"Anvil Charlie", real name Chareg, is a native who sells out his own people to slavery for the chance of immunity. Named so for his proficiency with an anvil hammer, Charlie takes delight in torturing any slave who complains by breaking their bones with his hammer with many tortured and killed by him, dismissing their pleas that his victims used to be his friends. When Django himself is brought to him, Charlie revels in the chance to torture him and intends to go for Django's "soft oysters" as well.
Doctor Who Magazine's "Wormwood" (Issues 266-271): The Pariah is an ancient Gallifreyan super weapon that developed a mind of its own and decided to destroy all life in the universe. After being banished to Earth and merging with Abraham White, the Pariah spends the next 3,500 years pushing him and his organization, the Threshold, onto a plan to turn all of space into a minefield, which would destroy every ship in the sky, in the meantime embarking on plans that would destroy humanity's ability to reason with each other and give the Daleks control of an artificial sun to destroy and unleash their parallel universe counterparts onto the universe. Facing down her successor Shayde, the Pariah proceeds to beat him to death, mocking gloating that she "broke Rassilon's favourite action figure". The Pariah then steals the TARDIS, using it to shunt the Moon forward a second in time, killing the members of the Threshold and ultimately threatening to destroy the entirety of reality itself.
Doll & Creature, by Rick Remender:
Dr. Pyrus is a sociopath who seeks to Take Over the World by using the drug called Gray Matter. Having exposed himself to the drug years ago, Pyrus brutally murdered his partner soon after, and began mass producing Gray Matter and leaking it into the Nether Providence, uncaring for the countless lives it takes. Gray Matter being highly addictive and turning those who take it into ravenous beasts called "Hydes," Pyrus plans expose all of humankind to the substance, then lord over the savage hordes as a god. To assist in his endeavors, Pyrus employs the extremist "Gipper," who utilizes child suicide bombers in his plans, and ultimately orders the heroine Doll be spared from death by his minions solely so as to rape her at a later time.
The unnamed fanatic taking the name of the "Gipper" is a Reagan-adoring extremist and current president of the GOP, avowed solely to forcing his idea of the "good old days" back onto a radically-changed America. Allying with Mr. Pyrus and helping him to distribute Grey Matter through the city, the Gipper spends his free time kidnapping children off the streets, lobotomizing them, and turning them into fanatically-loyal suicide bombers, triggering their entire bodies to be horribly consumed in a burst of acid at his command. When he finally has Gristle in his grip, the Gipper reveals his intention to reduce all of Nether Providence's residents to horrible monsters through the Grey Matter before reintroducing religion to the city by means of having them worship him and his party, whilst keeping them hooked on Grey Matter for decades to come.
Doppelganger, by Jordan Hart & Emmanuel Xerx Javier: The titular Doppelganger is an ancient entity who has kept himself alive for thousands of years by taking on the forms and identities of innocent people, then letting his magics destroy their bodies in 36 hours, leaving the Doppelganger to do what he will with their lives. Having thousands of victims over his years, the Doppelganger takes the form of his latest victim, hapless Dennis, and immediately ruins the life of the man's coworkers to improve his position. In the end, the Doppelganger plans to gleefully murder Dennis's wife and child for the insurance money on them, and callously murders any innocent people standing in his way in the process.
Dracula, Motherf**ker!: The Ancient Evil that is Dracula is a cruel being who awakens in modern times and goes on a killing spree, murdering multiple innocents while turning two into his brides. Using photographer Quincy Harker's editor as a pawn, Dracula then has him drained by his new brides, with it being later revealed that Dracula seduces young women to become his wives and plays them against one another. Dracula has them feed off innocent blood, before destroying them to increase his own power, with only three ever surviving his grip.
Dragon Age: The nameless witch is the leader of the small group of bandits who has fun by traveling through the territory and killing, pillaging and burning everything they find. Having several villages and farms burned, the witch stumbles upon the adopted family of the child mage Gleam while she was away, and took everything from them, before killing them and setting the farm on fire. As Gleam, her friend and her younger adopted brother decide to track the bandits down, they find her and her gang burning down their latest village, killing everyone there, including children. After easily defeating the heroes, the witch plans to sell Gleam to the Man of Light, before she abandons her gang, when the Templars arrive and attack them.
Dragon Prince, by Ron Marz et al.: Madigan, the Suzerain of the Magi, helped to continue the genocide of the dragon species, largely to seize their blood and scales for his own power. When his daughter fell in love with the dragon Wei, Madigan kept Wei as a tormented captive for the entirety of his grandson Aaron's life to harvest his power. Capturing Aaron, Madigan now intends to murder Wei and use the half-dragon Aaron in his place to eternally harvest his power. Upon Wei's freedom, Madigan orders his own grandson and daughter killed, even turning himself into a dragon in a fanatic desire to destroy them all.
Dungeon: The Early Years: Professor Victor Chambon not only abandons his mentally deficient son, but is also a Diabolical Mastermind who plans on taking over the city by kidnapping the children of the city's leaders and hypnotizing them into assassinating their parents. He also hypnotizes students and uses their bodies to rape women. Some of this was part of his overall scheme, but plenty of it was done solely to satisfy his own desires.
East of West: War is the leader of the Horsemen who holds a savage grudge against Death for leaving the group. Purging humanity every few thousand years, War seeks to usher in the end times and regularly butchers human settlements for her amusement. Upon Death taking a human wife, War cuts off her hand and kidnaps Death's son Babylon to mold him into the Beast of the Apocalypse, later installing "The Chosen" in places of power to help facilitate a great, devastating war. Obsessed with hurting Death, War seeks to turn Babylon against his father and make Death suffer before the end, all while torturing and killing as many people as possible before the end.
Think Tank: Senator Mitchell is the head of the Congressional Armed Services Committee and the one behind the funding of many illegal projects of Dr. David Loren. Ordering the creation of the Omega Project, a deadly flesh-eating virus which targeted specific DNA, Mitchell orders the US military to bomb a small Iranian science base as a distraction, while he secretly attacks Su Cheng and his family with the "Omega project" from afar. Killing Su Cheng and his entire family, Mitchell orders his co-conspirator General Diana Clarkson to kill Colonel Harrison, when Harrison was close to discovering the truth behind Su Cheng's death. Later on, conspiring with Chinese General Shangjong, of the People's Liberation Army to orchestrate a war between China and Taiwan for profit, Mitchell ordered his mercenary Bill to impersonate a dangerous Taiwan terrorist Tsang Ong, bomb a Chinese scientific facility and threaten to use the Omega Project on China as a provocation. The resulting war claimed the lives of hundreds of people, while Mitchell poisoned the President of the United States with the Omega Project, making him die on national TV, and then injected Loren with modified "Omega project", so that he can manipulate him to travel to Shanghai University, to kill hundreds of the brightest of minds of China, solely to keep America's supremacy in the world.
The Tithe: Senator Owen McKitrick is a racist politician who constantly tries to spread his bigoted policies to the public. Wanting to become President, Owen hired a gang of extremists and has them manipulate several Arabian people to be suicide bombers, forcing them to attack various heavily populated Christian places, resulting in the deaths of thousands. After each bombing, Owen orders his mercenaries to impersonate Arabian terrorists on camera and put these videos on the news, so that he can use this as proof of the "savagery" of the Muslim population. As his actions result in more and more hate crimes against American Muslims, Owen's popularity rises. Succeeding in becoming President, Owen spreads his corruption all over the country.
Dr. Kazushi Nikken is a MAPPO Corporation scientist responsible for creating the eponymous Elephantmen, as well as being responsible for the pessimistic, dreary state the world is currently in. Driven by his obsession, Dr. Nikken spent trillions of dollars attempting to make a new species in Africa. After numerous failures, he finally succeeded after kidnapping women and fertilizing their eggs with animal DNA. Longing to make more Elephantmen, Dr. Nikken had hundreds of thousands of women around the area kidnapped and subjected to the painful procedure; the men and children, however, were murdered. After each woman gave birth, they were immediately killed and their bodies were discarded. With hundreds of thousands of Elephantmen at his disposal, Dr. Nikken had the creatures tortured and brainwashed throughout their lives, and raised them to become savage soldiers who were bred to kill. When United Nations discovered what MAPPO had been doing, the Elephantmen were deployed across Africa and Europe, resulting in a war that led to the deaths of millions. Even after Dr. Nikken is caught and arrested, he tries to excuse his actions by reminding the U.N. of all the good MAPPO has done, before immediately reverting back to his smug, god complex behavior.
Joshua Serengheti is a ruthless Black Market dealer and Sahara's Arch-Enemy. As a teenager, Serengheti discovered how to sell the drug known as "mirror" in order to make a profit, and soon came under the belief that anything anyone wanted could be sold for money. He soon began selling all forms of illegal items around the world, including humans, weapons, and drugs. After Serengheti's lover gave birth to Sahara, he sold her off to MAPPO, and forced his daughter to watch as everyone in the village was either kidnapped or murdered. For seven years, Serengheti tortured his daughter by having his men rape her and even had her circumcised while she was still a child. Several years after Sahara escapes and falls in love with Obadiah Horn, he sets out to destroy his daughter's reputation. Serengheti attempts to murder Horn while he's in the hospital—along with many medical workers—and later sends Tusk's severed head to them in a box as a warning. Upon finding out Sahara is pregnant and will soon marry Horn, he and his men roam around the city brutally interrogating anyone who has information on Sahara's whereabouts and murdering those who refuse to comply. Once he obtains enough information, Serengheti attacks Sahara and Horn at their wedding, mercilessly cutting down innocent civilians before he kills Panya, Sahara's close friend, and kidnaps Sahara's baby. Even in a society filled with literal "monsters", Serengheti stands out as a depraved man no different from the beasts he despises so much.
The Crystal of the Blue Elves: The Black Elf Ulronn is the creator of the blue crystal controlling the ocean. Obsessed with its powers, Ulronn caused much havoc, at one point destroying an army with a wave. Defeated by King Amnon and the mage Nelyr, Ulronn enacts revenge a thousand years later. He murders Nelyr, magically coerces the population of Ennlya into slaughtering each other's and frames an Yrlan clan for the massacre. He then stages the invasion of Elsemur by the Yrlans through his accomplice Siemir. Under the appearance of his victim Vaalann, he manipulates everyone in order to locate the crystal, petrifies its guardians and annihilates the Yrlan army with his water soldiers. When the Blue Elves celebrate the victory, Ulronn raises a gigantic wave, threatening to submerge Elsemur.
White Elf, Black Heart: The pirate captain is a bloodthirsty human who hates the White Elves for their apparent superiority. After capturing the injured Alornell, the captain forces him to reveal the location of the island where the White Elves live by threatening to torture him to death. He and his men subsequently massacre their inhabitants, children included, and rape the women. Afterward, the captain reveals his intentions of tracking the survivors to take their ears and sell them to the orcs.
Great Master Thur'yn is the headmaster of Slurce who oversees the harsh training of Black Elves into cold-blooded killers. Teaching the arts of necromancy, Thu'ryn coldly orders every student to kill a classmate and capture their soul in a gem. He later attacks the student Gaw'yn, threatening to eat his soul. When Gaw'yn summons Thur'yn's soul, the latter explodes the head of assassin Scup'yn and incinerates Master Vahr'yn. Later flashbacks from the Blue Elves series reveal how truly horrible he is. When Ran'Saa, King of the Red Elves, refused to deliver his daughter Lah'Saa, Thur'yn retaliated by engineering the genocide of the Red Elves, and ordered the mage Slovtan to take control of Lah'Saa's body to force the little girl to murder her father. As a test of loyalty, he also tasked his best student Fenda'yn to lead the purge of his home city and kill his family.
Black as Blood: General Lp'hen is a half dark elf who pledged allegiance to the necromancer Lah'Saa and willingly assists her in her Zombie Apocalypse. Tasked with the conquest of the Southern Empires of Dumn and Assanide, Lp'hen assaults multiple ships with her men and has the crews converted into ghouls. When assassin Gaw'yn escapes, she forces him to work for her, threatening his life. She unleashes her ghouls on several villages, having their inhabitants either devoured or infected and unwillingly join her ranks. At one point, she orders the death of a group of fleeing women and children. Arriving in the capital of Majinor, she had Gaw'yn murder four mages before sacking the city. When Gaw'yn turns against her, she threatens to flay him for his betrayal. Unlike her mistress Lah'Saa, who's a Tragic Villain, Lp'hen has no redeeming qualities to offset her vileness.
Alyana and The Taste of Death: The Haruspex, real name Radabust, is a mage who seeks to become the most powerful being in Aran. Having turned into a half-fairy monster, Radabust gave birth to many children he trained and brainwashed to make them obedient. Manipulating people over the centuries with false prophecies, he set a plan to release and control the primordial Scourges. The Harsupex commissioned alchemists with the creation of a reliquary before killing them; caused the Scourgemother and her offspring to capture the white elves; ordered the death of Queen Tenashep in front of her daughter Alyana; and callously released the Scourges who wreak havoc in the world. Repeatedly attempting to corrupt Alyana's mind, he sends the Scourges against the White Elves Island while he conquers Elsemur, killing its guardians and threatening to destroy it completely. He then painfully drains his ally Orbotesh out of his life before attempting to do the same to Alyana.
Nains (Dwarves): Sriza of the Temple: The Prince of Hej, Ar'Az'Erm, is a high-ranked demon who wants to lay waste to the land. Taking possession of a boy in an orphanage, Ar'Az'Erm murdered three other children, causing their ghosts to be unable to move to the afterlife, and scared Sriza after attempting to make him his vessel. Returning years later, the demon conquers at least five villages and has their inhabitants possessed by his kind. Seeking the Forbidden Treaty to open the gates of Hej, he assaults the dwarf city of Ark'om with his army of possessed. Upon his defeat, he takes possession of Sriza's friend Cargal before slaughtering the latter's wife and children. During his final confrontation with Sriza, he announces his intention of forcing Sriza's soul to helplessly witness his upcoming atrocities.
Orcs et Gobelins (Orcs and Goblins):
Bad Luck: Lord Draek is a half-elf necromancer who became immortal after injecting magical worms in his body. Draek experiments on numerous living subjects, forcibly impregnates many women with monstrous children, and enslaves the souls of the dead for his army. After betraying his lord and allowing a foreign army to seize the city, he became a mercenary offering his ghosts to allies in war which granted them easy victories. He then took over a village after massacring the lord and his court. Ruling with an iron fist for two centuries, he treacherously massacres the grey company, abducts and impregnates a baroness after amputating a finger. He reveals to her face his intentions of breeding their offspring together to perfect his monstrous race. Draek attempts to converts the orkelin Bad Luck into one of his ghosts after sewing weapons on his body and later beheads a boy. Draek also has no care for his children as he coldly murders his crippled son Nanulf before enslaving his soul.
Kronan: Shaala, who usurped and imprisoned her twin sister Nawell—keeping her alive to be tortured and raped—first takes revenge on the healer who abandoned her as a baby by putting his entire village to the sword. She then slaughters her orcish army, sparing Captain Kronan to be crucified and fed to the vultures. Ruling the city of Antarya with her cruel husband Syrius, Shaala forces women to participate in orgies and practices Human Sacrifice with 500 men, women, and children burned alive in the span of seven months. When Kronan led the liberation, Shaala plans to feed hundreds of prisoners to her demonic pet Raal-Gur. Cornered, she attempts to murder Nawell and release Raal-Gur to destroy both the city and Kronan's army.
Guttlekraw, note the only entry here to have only appeared in the original run the ancient king of the mountain trolls, is a slaver, torturer, and tyrant who set the standard for true evil in the world of Two Moons. After trolls caused the crash of the elven castle, Guttlekraw set up his kingdom near the ruins to catch wayward elves. The first victims he caught were three elven children he forced to mine out tunnels with magic; he mutilated them to force obedience. His rival Greymung would later rebel and lead trolls away from the frozen lands, but Guttlekraw ordered an attack on the rebels where those not butchered were enslaved in the iron mines. He personally devoured Greymung alive. Coming into conflict with the Wolfriders and Go-backs, Guttlekraw sent his soldiers out to murder the children while their parents attacked. While ultimately slain, we learn that he had the elven castle encased in iron to spite the elves should he ever fall.
Winnowill, the Big Bad of the whole saga, is an ancient elf who rules Blue Mountain via fear and manipulation. When the Wolf Riders cross her path, Winnowill has one of them tortured and repeatedly attempts to manipulate or kill them, not even leaving the children out of her schemes. Winnowill proceeds to manipulate the humans of the nearby area into attacking the Wolf Riders as well. Despite her obsession with elfin purity, Winnowill is revealed to have seduced a troll named Smelt, bearing a half-breed son named Two-Edge. Murdering Smelt, Winnowill has spent years cruelly abusing her son and horribly damaging his mind. When she gets her hands on the ancient elven palace, Winnowill also attempts to exterminate her enemies with "impure" blood and later assists Grohmuul Djun in his brutal regime. Seemingly neutralized by her former lover Rayek trapping her soul within his own mind, Winnowill constantly attempts to drive him further into darkness or get himself killed to free her.
Grohmuul Djun, Winnowill's brief partner, is a brutal warlord who oppresses his people and seeks to dominate all he sees. Having the architects of a special palace murdered to keep it a secret, the Djun declares himself the only true "higher power," and makes worship of any other punishable by death. To this end, he has Winnowill mutate his hounds into monsters, first demonstrating their savagery by kicking their keeper in to be devoured. The Djun then has them hunt down those who still hold to their old faith and devour them, with any attempts at rebellion publicly executed via "The Birds," a giant device that rips the victim in half.
Angrif Djun, Grohmuul's equally vile offspring, attempts to murder his own sister and murders his own father to seize control of his now weakened domain. Angrif allies with other human domains, only to betray and destroy his allies once he has achieved his goals. Attacking an innocent village, Angrif puts it to the torch while having slaves taken from the able-bodied and the old, the women and children murdered, while also attempting to exterminate the elves. When he is castrated in the battle by an elf warrior, Angrif kidnaps an elf healer's former lover with the intention of torturing her to force the healer to mend him. When she escapes, Angrif devotes the remainder of his life to building a massive fleet of ships to exterminate all elves and subjugate the world, destroying all that is "different."
Willy Pete is a fire elemental who still has a man's appetites, which he satisfies with rape-he favors the eye sockets—and killing, which, in his case, are one and the same, thanks to his constantly superheated body. Because all normal food is incinerated on contact with him, he resorts to eating superheroes and supervillains. He doesn't even need to eat; he just does it because he likes the taste. At the end of Volume 5, he incinerates 8 of the 10 supers sent to stop him, and then, just for fun, followed this up by throwing as much fire as he could through the portal they came through without even knowing what was on the other end, thereby forcing Mindf**k into a Heroic Sacrifice to save Emp.
Ninjette's father only appears for a few panels, in Volume 7, but manages a lot of evil, and is likely the reason that Ninjette herself is an alcoholic like her father. He starts by putting her through Training from Hell, and emotionally abused her to the point where she still has self-esteem issues. Later on, when she is still underage, he betrothed his daughter to a Dirty Old Man of an allied clan, Ninjette tried to lose her virginity, as the deal was for a virgin bride, but her clan was too frightened of her father to take her up on the offer. Instead, she slept with her childhood friend who was prince of an allied clan. Her father's reaction was to slaughter his bodyguards, castrate the prince and stuff his genitals in his mouth before ripping his head off, fully knowing there'd be a war, despite being formerly allied with the clan. He then proceeded to beat his daughter so that for some she wouldn't "be able to walk or eat solid food, or piss without blood " In addition, he's been shown as raping Oyuki, a genin around his daughter's age—-in a way "anatomically unlikely to induce pregnancy"—and hires another clan to drag his runaway daughter back to the clan without hands or feet to serve as a broodmare. Ninjette's father, despite only being a human with no superpowers, is one of the most vile characters in the series.
Empress: King Morax is the psychopathic ruler of much of the galaxy. Prone to killing his subjects for the most petty offenses, Morax's cruelty drives his wife, Emporia, to flee from him, taking her children with her. Incensed at his wife's "disobedience", Morax commands a manhunt to hunt her down at any cost. He kills his commanders for failing to apprehend Emporia and their children and orders an entire city torched as a warning to those who might harbor them. Personally leading the manhunt, Morax slaughters anyone who had previously encountered the runaways as punishment for letting them get away. When he finally tracks down Emporia, he orders both her and their children sentenced to death in the arena, with his reasoning being that he cannot tolerate his children's presence due to them being a constant reminder of his wife's insubordination.
Charles "Dead" Lexington, a powerful corporate mastermind and Misanthrope Supreme, is the cause of all the setting's misery. Lexington engineered the death of three billion people and the mutation of the rest into superpowered "Magnificents" in the 1960s by tricking the superhero Astonishman to use a nuclear explosion on a ship of peaceful aliens who intended to advance humanity with their technology, using the fallout to instill himself as ruler of the world. Sanctioning all of the world's food to the few who can afford it and leaving the rest to starve, Lexington relentlessly drives to exterminate all Magnificents he can't cow, slaughtering the vast majority of the world's heroes; torturing the wife of Astonishman; and later reviving a fallen hero named Thor before lobotomizing him into his attack dog and using him to kill Astonishman. Lexington even reveals his connection to an eldritch monster outside of reality named Nargori'i, feeding it dozens of souls to keep its attention off Earth—before revealing, after murdering Prarie Ghost, he intends to stop feeding Nargori'i and watch as it consumes all the world in a fit of rage, solely out of hatred for all mankind.
Wolfsangel is a brutal Nazi warlord who murdered thousands in the camps during his time in World War II, stamping out the targets of the Nazi regime with brutal relentlessness. Wolfsangel, on the side, had a half-dozen children experimented on and conditioned into perfect child assassins, having them murder prisoners to prove their devotion to the cause and unhesitatingly shooting the one who hesitates dead, and even leaving all of his men to die when his operations are finally interrupted by Astonishman. In the present, Wolfsangel has survived in the Berlin Dome, intending to destroy Lexington and take over the world himself with the hammer of Thor, inseminating batch after batch of women in his spare time to try and have them bear his children which inevitably results in the death of both woman and child—to nothing more than his dry irritation.
Epoch, written by Kevin McCarthy: Damien is a vile blue-flamed demon who possesses a great hatred for humanity. Damien eagerly joins Tobias, the leader of the angel order, in his plan to make the Supernatural Council devolve into chaos and force them to enact Epoch, an ancient tournament, which determines the next leader of the Supernatural Council, by killing some members of the Council and helping Tobias to kill the current leader of the Council, Archangel Michael. Acting as the "heavy lifter" in this scheme by committing murders in the most brutal fashion, while Tobias remains in the shadows most of the time, Damien slaughters a whole team of NYPD officers, led by Jonah Wright, before nearly killing Jonah. Later brutally murdering his former lover, who he forced to be complicit in the murders, Damien desires to make himself the next leader of the Council through Epoch. Damien brutally injures and slaughters his opponents in the tournament, intending to betray his Queen Lilith and lead the Council to cause the end of days for humanity.
E.V.I.L. Heroes, by Joe Brusha et al.: Chaos is the psychopathic leader of the New Gods, a team of energy-based alien overlordsevil expies of the Justice League of America, with Chaos the expy of Superman—who travel to planets, possess seven of the inhabitants, then use them to massacre most of the population before subjugating the rest. When arriving on Earth, Chaos immediately vaporizes a woman and her child before going on to wipe out millions of innocents around the globe, culminating in him blowing up the moon and directing the chunks to crash into the planet, claiming millions more lives. When the government-sponsored superhero group known as the Hellions try to stand up to the New Gods, Chaos forces one to watch as he murders his friends before ordering another Hellion be killed, but not before forcing her to watch as two children are brutally murdered in front of her. In the end, Chaos flies into a rage at the constant resistance he encounters in his conquest of Earth, and attempts to blow the entire planet up, and though this plan fails thanks to another New God who became disgusted at Chaosshowing that perhaps the human possessed by Chaos was evil anyway—Chaos goes on to continue his world-conquering spree on another world, planning to continue for all eternity. A childish narcissist who thinks that his powers make him a god to be worshipped, Chaos is perhaps one of the most terrifying examples of Beware the Superman ever put to comic panel.
Exmortis, by the Williams Brothers, Andi Ewington, et al.: Josef Mengele is the monstrous Nazi Mad Scientist who oversees Project Exmortis in an attempt to create an army of zombies. Murdering anyone in his way to retrieve Frankenstein's journal, Mengele uses it to perform horrifying experiments on countless people, from prisoners of war to his own soldiers, until he finally learns how to reanimate the dead. Training his new zombie army by having them routinely rip apart his innocent prisoners, Mengele plans to expand his zombie horde by slaughtering all of Paris, before moving on and conquering the world in the name of the Nazi regime. Alongside all of this, Mengele has lobotomized a young woman named Greta, butchering her body into becoming his Sex Slave, and later attempts to do the same to the sole female member of the Dreadnaughts.
The Exterminators, by Simon Oliver, Tony Moore, et. al: Rebecca is the beautiful yet black-hearted CEO of Ocran Pharmaceuticals and the main villain of the series's first half. Years prior, she developed DRAXX, an intentionally-lethal super-narcotic, under contract for the Department of Defense, with the aim of introducing it into the population of enemy nations to win wars without firing a shot. After the DoD backed out in horror, she rebranded it as a pesticide to cut her losses, but eventually resumes her ambition of marketing it as a weapon. To test its destructive potential, she forms a partnership with a local hate group to use the drug to exterminate Los Angeles's entire black and Latino community, deliberately setting up her subordinate Laura Phillips to be raped by the group's leader as "payment" for his services.
Extinctioners: Noah Adam Mahn, the cruel head of humanity's Science Division, is the Overarching Villain of the entire comic and the single greatest threat to ever scourge Alden. Mahn's forces wreak havoc and death across Alden, wiping out entire villages and a space station populated by well over a thousand innocent lives, targeting superpowered "hybrids" to either cow or mentally break them into their slaves while forcing them into breeding programs or to slaughter their own kind. Mahn's previous experiments with creating a sapient species ended with them being declared "expendable" and the entire species almost completely killed under his order, and Mahn announces his intentions at the end of the first arc to invade Alden and utterly crush the humanimals and their cities, enslaving whatever he doesn't annihilate. Even compared to his comparatively well-intentioned colleagues in humanity's fleets, Mahn is nothing more than a xenophobic monster willing to put an entire species under his foot out of a rabid sense of superiority.
Fables: Leigh Douglas, formerly Mrs. Sprat, shows her dark side when she reveals that she became a nurse to see other Fables suffering by her hand. She later gladly teams up with the personification of darkness, Mr. Dark, to destroy her former home in exchange for beauty and power. Once Dark is defeated, Leigh takes her place back in Fabletown proper, but plans to use a spell to seize control of Bigby Wolf and use him as a feral weapon to slaughter other Fables, intending to use him to exterminate the Fables of her old home. Out of spite, she plans to mutilate and torture the "pretty ones" until they're hideous, then kill them. Her worst deed is sending Bigby to murder his former wife and their young children. Despite her new-found beauty, Leigh proves at every opportunity no other Fables is as hideous inside as her.
Fall of Cthulhu series, by Michael Alan Nelson et al.:
Fall of Cthulhu: Nyarlathotep himself seamlessly arranges every single wrong in the comic for the purpose of unleashing his master Azathoth unto the universe. Having spent centuries walking among mankind among disasters and people he's Driven to Madness, Nyarlathotep spends hundreds of years arranging for the events of the Godwar between him and Nodens, intending to raise Cthulhu and use the ensuing chaos to draw forth Azathoth. To this end, Nyarlathotep, under the guise of "Mr. Arkham," gradually drives the town of Arkham into increasing insanity, ruining the life of Cy Morgan before having him tortured and leaving his insane form as almost an afterthought. Bringing his followers into the world one-by-one through the deaths of others, Nyarlathotep in particular has a seven-year-old child driven to homicidal insanity before having his form mutated and infested by one of his followers after having both his parents killed. Among his other cruel actions, Nyarlathotep hypnotizes the residents of a bar to burn themselves alive; hideously deforms the face of sheriff Raymond Dirk and threatens to torture master thief Lucifer; and has the brain of his human follower Connor painfully extracted and set up to look in a mirror until he's driven insane, unable to move or die. The exemplary point of Nyarlathotep's manipulations is outlined in the prequel comic Nemesis, where, solely to eliminate worship of a rival god, Nyarlathotep drives the population of Atlantis to frenzy through his followers and influence, has their king driven to savagery and eventually publicly executed by his own brother, and then sacrifices the entire city to the Deep Ones on a whim, keeping the sole survivor trapped in the form of a cat he dubs Nemesis to stand by him forever. Nyarlathotep perpetuates torture, suicide, and insanity around him wherever he goes, relishing chaos itself and striving for nothing less than to drive all humanity insane for kicks before eradicating them.
The Calling: Cthulhu Chronicles: Abisso Nero is a reclusive fashion mogul who is in actuality the leader of a nebulous cult striving to free Cthulhu and end the universe by folding eleven dimensions into one. To this end, Nero and his cult abduct and indoctrinate children who have been "Chosen," using their bodies to unleash latent psychic energy to tear a hole in reality through the other members of his cult— all hooked on a conduit disguised as a miracle drug called Briten. The last attempt at this resulted in nearly 2,000 fatalities. Undeterred, Nero has his messenger Henry MacNamara killed and forcefully recruits another young child named Gregor—slaughtering his mother in front of him—and trying to use him in yet another attempt to destroy the universe, the final result which results in the torturous death of every member of his cult. Not even his own family is safe from his machinations; it's revealed that years before, Nero arranged the kidnapping of his own son Stefano and had him forcibly indoctrinated overseas for two years. Nero proves that even in a universe of nightmarish, eldritch horrors, humanity can be every bit as vile as the horrific gods they worship.
Hexed: Yves, the brother of Madame Cymbaline, is a soul-stealing demon sealed away by his sister in a painting. Accidentally freed and loosed upon the world due to the exploits of master thief Lucifer, Yves immediately attempts to kill those who freed him. Resolving to slaughter his sister no matter how many people have to die in the process, Yves goes to such lengths as nearly letting loose the denizens of the Shade unto Earth in his attempt to devour Val's soul; devouring the souls of innocent people to nourish himself; and brutally massacring Cymbaline's men to intimidate her. Eventually, Yves resolves to steal the soul of Lucifer herself to empower himself enough to destroy his sister. Yves values nothing else but his own freedom and was willing to tear the world apart for the sheer purpose of slaughtering his sister and being free to consume as many souls as he wanted.
The Fang, by K. I. Zachopoulos & Christos Martinis: In this unofficial continuation of the classic Bram Stoker tale, Dracula continues his streak of sadism and evil. Hopping aboard a boat bound for America following his near-defeat at Van Helsing's hands, Dracula massacres the entire crew of said boat before arriving at his destination, New York City. Once in New York, Dracula restrengthens himself by draining the blood of numerous homeless people and prostitutes, then amasses his "creatures of the night" to slaughter dozens of people and dump their bodies in a nearby river before making yet another attempt to kill Van Helsing and his friends. Though implied by Van Helsing to just be a lonely beast, Dracula shows time and again that he is in truth just a sadistic creep obsessed with becoming a god and slaughtering those beneath him as the sheep he believes them to be.
Fatale: The Bishop, the ancient, ageless servant of the eldritch old gods, pledges his existence to providing sustenance to his masters by wandering across the Earth in various forms. Engaging in regular ritual sacrifice—some of which involves the lives of dozens of infants tied to a tree and left to rot—and lording over servants who have cast aside their own humanity to serve him, many of whom he kills for slights, Bishop pursues violent delights to enthrall himself in his early years, awakening once after the 1906 earthquake to fatally beat a pleading old man trapped under rubble and soon after engaging in a spree to murder as many people as he could before sunrise. After an attempt to sacrifice the immortal Josephine, or "Jo", Bishop moves to San Francisco in 1956, tearing the unborn baby out of a pregnant woman and savagely killing a group of mobsters to tempt Walter Booker. Blinded shortly after, Bishop arises in the form of a cult leader named Hansel in the 1970s, where he leads more cult violence, regularly sells a woman named Suzy to be raped, and leads an attack on Jo's home which ends with her caretaker and current lover dead and the house burned down. Finally arising in the 1990s to 2014 as an executive named Mr. Sommerset, Bishop continues his attempt to sacrifice Jo—murdering scores of people and lounging in their corpses or bathing in their blood in his off-time—and finally resorts to torturing and killing Walt's nephew Nicolas in front of her. With no low he will not stoop to, either to provide for his gods or simply For the Evulz, Bishop is as big a monster on the inside as he is on the outside.
Faust, by David Quinn, Tim Vigil, et al.: M, all but stated to be Mephistopheles himself, is a demonic crime lord who seeks to bring about Hell on Earth. Gaining power by tricking people into selling their souls to him, while also hosting bloody orgies with his cult, The Hand, M tricks the Mad Artist John Jaspers to give up his soul to him, with M mentally torturing him to make him his demonic assassin. With plans to summon the Homunculus to trigger an apocalypse, M has Jaspers's girlfriend Dr. Jade De Camp kidnapped and brainwashed to act his new bride. Killing any of his goons who fail him, while also torturing his wife Claire whenever he feels like it, M sacrifices a drug dealer to summon Homunculus, forcing Jaspers to serve as his slave despite him killing his cultists. Having Homunculus slaughter an entire boardroom of politicians in his pocket, M ultimately plans to have sex with Jade, which will cause Heaven and Hell to merge and undo all of creation, all as a way to enact revenge on God for casting him down to Hell.
Feeding Ground, by Swifty Lang, Michael Lapinski, & Chris Mangun: Alejandro Blackwell, the cold and emotionless CEO of Blackwell Industries, is in actuality an alpha werewolf seeking to extend his bloodline. Blackwell forces a famine onto the neighboring town to drive out its residents into the desert in desperation, having his werewolf servants capture them to be turned into more of his progeny—with many of them dying in horrible mutations sustained in the transformation—while torturing all those who fail him. Having a corrupt department of the local border patrol slaughtered after they question his orders, when the task of the mother werewolf comes down to a young girl, Blackwell turns her and tries to force her to murder her own father before making the young girl his unwilling mate.
Ferals: Rikkard serves as the most prominent villain in this comic, and stands out as the most wicked by far. Though Ferals have a habit of killing innocents in rage or lust-filled insanity, Rikkard is one of the few who has near complete control of his impulses, yet still fully indulges in evil and cruelty unseen by any other Ferals. Along with being a Serial Killer with a knack for ripping off dozens of victims' heads, Rikkard kidnaps dozens of male humans, including a school bus of teens, then forcibly infects them with the Feral disease, turning them into savage werewolves under his thrall. Rikkard then blackmails his fellow societal Ferals, all disgusted by his depravity, into regularly supplying him with innocents for him and his pack to murder, and later leads the wholesale slaughter of an entire town, raping, butchering, and eating every man, woman, and child there, amounting to over 3,500 victims. In the end, after his personal harem, whom he views as property to use and abuse as he likes, is wiped out by Dale Chestnutt, Rikkard massacres an entire squadron of army soldiers, guts Dale's girlfriend Pia, then tries to restart his Feral harem and army before being driven off by other Ferals for his crimes. Standing out even among the numerous other vicious Ferals for his wanton sadism and heinousness, Rikkard cared for no man, or Feral, but himself, valuing his image of power and control above all else.
The Ferryman, by Marc Andreyko & Jonathan Wayshak:
"Mr. Webster" is a demonic dealmaker who preys on the perceived "weaknesses" of humanity, be it a hunger for power or a deep compassion for others, and tricks people into making deals with him to grant their greatest wishes in exchange for their eternal soul. Webster can and will screw over those he makes deals with for his own amusement, in one notable instance curing a woman's daughter of her leukemia, then arranging for both to die in a car wreck soon after. When any of his debtors try to get out of handing over their soul, Webster sends his Ferrymen, dead people he has tricked into serving him by lying that he can show them the way to Heaven, after the debtors, and once he gets his hands on them, Webster agonizingly devours their souls as he does to all his victims, relishing their pain and suffering as he does so. Alongside all of this, Webster is revealed to have hand a heavy hand in the rise of Nazi Germany, the success of countless serial killers, and The Hindenburg disaster. With an unsurprising depravity and wickedness about him due to being Satan himself, "Mr. Webster" is handily one of the most evil incarnations of the Devil seen in comics.
Harold Alan Kent, known as "the Bleeder", is a sadistic Serial Killer obsessed with blood, and sates this obsession by murdering innocents of all backgrounds and races by draining them of all their blood while they are conscious, taking a picture of their screaming faces, then putting the blood in a jar to keep on his trophy case. With said trophy case filled with dozens of jars of dozens of victims, the Bleeder takes his evil one step further when he specifically targets the wife of the detective assigned his case, Gideon Thorne, mocking Thorne when arrested that his wife kept screaming that her husband would save her, but he never did. Despite being murdered by Thorne in a blind rage, the Bleeder is revived by "Mr. Webster" as one of his Ferrymen, a position the Bleeder immediately begins using to try to murder innocents, succeeding in slashing the throat of one of Gideon's friends. In the end, the Bleeder takes every opportunity while dueling Thorne to taunt the man about his wife's death at his hands, and dies with a smile on his face, always taking sick glee from pain.
Five Ghosts, written by Frank J. Barbiere: Iago is a member of the Cabal out to seek the Dreamstone before Fabian Gray can find it. Locating the ancient, forgotten city, Iago sets about annihilating it, killing every being he can find, even the innocent. Gleefully killing Fabian's friend by erasing his immortality and watching him age to nothing, Iago attempts to use the life of Fabian's best friend Sebastian against him, planning to destroy the city without survivors once he has his prize.
The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse, by Michael Mendheim, Simon Bisley, et al.: Belarios is a demon sent to Earth by his master, Satan himself. Taking on the persona of a Corrupt Corporate Executive, Belarios leads the Nicolaitan cult, which, on Belarios's orders, kills many people while searching for the Seven Seals, which will release the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse and Satan himself, resulting in Hell on Earth. Besides the dozens if not hundreds killed, and the millions if not billions who would be killed if his plan succeeded, Belarios is also responsible for corrupting a US senator; the death of Adam Cahill's wife; and slashing Cahill's young daughter's face, also planning to kill her, when he finds out she has the last Seal.
Gear: Emperor Pago, the leader of the North Plate Cats, desires the Forbidden Mechanism to power up his Guardian, planning on using it to conquer the world and expand his already large kingdom. Aware of Big Tomatos plan of bribing the president of Dogtown into declaring peace with him, Pago takes advantage of the situation by declaring war on Newtown in order to find the Forbidden Mechanism, happily preparing to slaughter multiple cats and insects. Finding out that Gear is inhabiting the Forbidden Mechanism, he sends one of his men to capture him, forcibly putting Gear into the Guardians engine to power it up, keeping him alive and in pain. Taking control of his new Mega-Guardian, he gleefully destroys Waffle and Chees Guardian forms, immediately attempting to kill Mr. Black and the Elder afterwards. When his destroyed Mega-Guardian is sinking into a pit to Hell, Pago escapes the wreck, planning on building another Mega-Guardian and starting over, leading Gordon to sacrifice his own life to kill him. Refusing to abide by his ancestors honorable morals, Pagos presence turned an already dark story into an even darker one.
God is Dead: Satan himself kicks off the plot by murdering God, and settles back to enjoy the resulting chaos as pagan gods swoop in and turn Earth into a battlefield that kill billions of humans. Enslaving Hades as a lackey while regularly sleeping with his wife Persephone, Satan engineers far more death and destruction while also awakening the immortal dragon that finally resets reality, killing everything that lives in retribution for Satan's misdeeds but not before eating Satan to share its belly with Jesus for thousands of years. Satan tricks Jesus into recreating the Gods, and later shoves him into a volcano to burn forever upon their escape. Satan then engineers a new conflict so he can attack God and kill him again, content to die having achieved everything he ever wanted.
Dreadwing was once a lowly iron dragon, who helped raise the young platinum dragon T'mat. When T'mat surpassed him in power, Dreadwing attempted to kill her before being defeated and banished from the dragon race. Unable to accept T'mat's love for him, Dreadwing would discover the device called the Time Raft and used it to return to the other dragons, defeating, mutilating, torturing and raping T'mat to destroy any love she might have for him and force her to suffer whenever she saw their daughter. Massacring many dragons, Dreadwing attempted to recruit his own private force by offering his chosen recruits the option to torture their mates to death or watch as Dreadwing erased infant dragons from existence. When they refused, he made good on the threat. Traversing other worlds, Dreadwing became a violent scourge, destroying as he willed before being defeated by Gina Diggers. Entering into a "cosmic chess game" with her older, alternate timeline self Ancient Gina, Dreadwing still takes the chance to murder those he could before launching an attack on the world of Jade, aiming to subjugate it and even attempting to kill his own daughter D'bra with no remorse. Egotistical, sadistic and filled with loathing for whatever he cannot control, Dreadwing stands as the comic's most enduring and horrifying monster.
The former werewolf patriarch Brendan makes a pact with dark powers to achieve incredible powers which he tests by murdering his own wife. Engineering a "peace" between the werewolves and werecheetahs by creating a drought that kills many of the latter, Brendan betrays the werecheetahs and commits utter genocide on them, massacring the men, women, and children. He is only prevented from killing a single baby thanks to the sacrifice of her mother and the intervention of archmage Theo Diggers. Brendan also plans to sell his own people into slavery to fulfill his own end of the deal, and mocks his own daughter for adhering to any standard of honor before she defeats and imprisons him. Escaping later, Brendan tries to murder his own children and mocks the only surviving werecheetah, Brittany "Cheetah" Diggers, for her clan and biological parents' deaths, intending to use his powers to freeze her as living stone and keep as a trophy for all eternity.
Goners, by Jacob Semahn et al.: Seph, also known as the Dragon and the Lilin, is an ancient succubus yearning to possess an enchanted grimoire that would allow her to control reality itself. Possessing a member of the magical Latimer family and passing off an innocent young girl to be punished in her place, Seph mothers a half-demon, half-human through Raleigh Latimer before having both the parents killed thirteen years later. Seph orchestrates a complete purge of the Latimer bloodline and has every member of the family and everyone connected to them murdered—in one case having a birthday party hosted for the otherwise-normal Gail slaughtered down to the children and having their corpses morbidly posed to greet Gail—and eventually raises her minions to start completely massacring their way through King's Bluff to get at her son Josiah, leading to hundreds of casualties. Once Seph finally reaches the boy, Seph turns him into a demon she christens Ammon before trying to have him slaughter his own sister as a passage of anointment.
Colonel Lambert participates in the French intervention solely to commit war crimes. Introduced executing a man and massacring civilians to Leave No Witnesses of his campaign after pillaging a mission, the greedy and disloyal Lambert refuses to give his loot to Emperor Maximilian. Shortly after suppressing a group of Republican rebels, the Juaristas, Lambert simply decides to engage in Hunting the Most Dangerous Game with his prisoners, impaling and slashing them as they try to escape. Casually trying to return to France with all of the gold, Lambert sends his men to fight against a gang at close range.
The Gambler is an utterly sadistic Bandito with the modus operandi of a Theme Serial Killer. Ambushing a French cavalry detachment and ordering his men to "take good care" of the wounded by not wasting any bullets, the Gambler takes the survivors to the hills and toys with them, forcing the defenseless soldiers to pick cards from his tarot deck and killing them with increasingly brutal methods that reflect their own choices, which includes drinking boiling water and getting tied to a horse. When one of the soldiers exposes Lambert's operation to save his own skin, the Gambler acknowledges his sincerity and then burns his chest with hot coal before executing the man and the other captives.
The Goon: In this darkly comedic world filled with cannibals, giant monsters, and vampires, these three manage to surpass all others in pure evil:
The Zombie Priest/The Nameless Man, real name possibly Rumpelstiltskin, is the Overarching Villain of the entire series, and the Goon's Arch-Enemy. A wicked necromancer and former member of the Coven, the Priest was a demon who would trick poor couples in need to take their babies and eat/sacrifice them. Escaping Hell after a millennium of torture, the Priest sought out the curse of the Nameless Town in order to acquire its power and make both human and demon alike obey him. He turned everyone in a small town into a zombie, turning its sheriff, Buzzard, into an immortal ghoul, later capturing and torturing him for two months via starvation. Tricking a poor farmer named Houstus Grave into becoming his gravedigger, the Priest granted Houstus and his sons leprosy that caused the death of his wife. Running out of zombies thanks to the Goon, he decides to use the corpse of a pregnant woman, dubbed the Mother Corpse, to give birth to deadly zombie babies, all while making her believe herself to be an expecting mother. Kicked out of his castle by the Arab, the Priest becomes a street beggar who helps others for money, assisting corrupt businessmen in their murders and ruining the lives of plenty, placing the blame on them. He then kills and eats his most loyal Familiar.
Longfingers, the most twisted member of the Coven, is a sinister Bogeyman who runs a seeming church where he murders and preys upon the innocent, keeping their bones as trophies to gnaw upon. Seeking to kill many people in the city to create his "promised land", Longfingers is a monstrous sadist who targets children to devour, in one instance learning of a woman who became a mother late in life. Longfingers stole the child, ate him and sent his teeth to the mother, just to dine upon her sorrows as much as he devoured her child's flesh.
Issue #37: Harrison Blank is a cruel robber baron who forces his workers into unsafe conditions to save costs, with many workers dying in his mines. When his garment factory catches fire, 142 women burn or leap to their deaths, Blank refusing any responsibility after having bribed the fire marshal to overlook the safety hazards. When the workers try to unionize, Blank sends his thugs to bust the unions, savagely beating or killing the protesters, even allying with the Zombie Priest to summon a demon after them in the name of his rapacious greed.
Gore, by Alex Crippa et al.: The Little Match Girl, the worst of the myriad, twisted fairy tale creatures, is a vicious pyromaniac who, in response to Gabriel's challenge to her forces, opts to repay him tenfold. The Match Girl proceeds to attack an orphanage, burning the children and their guardians alive before attempting to murder Gabriel and his partner Roxanne, burning those who get in her way, even a nun who takes a moment to speak to them.
Grandville: Detective-Inspector Archie LeBrock and his partner Roderick Ratzi have faced several deplorable criminals throughout their careers. These are the worst:
Grandville (Book 1): Emperor Napoleon XII is the leader of the Knights of the Lion. Longing to restore the society of France, he and the Knights all conspired to turn the country against Britain. In order to achieve his goal, he and the Knights bombed the Robida Tower and left evidence behind to make it appear as if Britain was responsible; anyone indirectly involved in the attack was murdered shortly afterwards. Napoleon used the Knights' influence to gain more power, spreading anti-British propaganda, declaring war on the Communards in French Indo-China, and allowing the Chief of Police to create the Imperial Secret Police Death Squad. After a British Secret Service agent discovers the Knights plan on launching another attack, he and his lover are both killed, along with any witnesses who were questioned by LeBrock and Ratzi. Once all the witnesses were killed, Napoleon planned on bombing the Paris Opera House in order to start a war with Britain. Despite claiming he wants to help French society, Napoleon was willing to kill thousands of French civilians and start a war with another country, which would've resulted in the deaths of millions.
Mon Amour: Edward "Mad Dog" Mastock is a former British anarchist and Sociopathic Soldier. After Mastock was imprisoned for butchering several prostitutes, he escaped from captivity just before his execution, slaughtering several innocents and prison guards in the process. Once out of prison, Mastock returned to Grandville, where he murdered five prostitutes on behalf of his employers to keep them from exposing incriminating evidence against them. When Mastock discovers that his old rival LeBrock has taken a liking to Billie, he kidnaps her, threatening to kill her if LeBrock doesn't meet him with the evidence. Even after LeBrock shows up with the evidence, he tries to kill him and Billie anyway just for fun.
Nöel: "Doc" Elvis Yorkshire is a con artist and the one responsible for starting Apollo's cult. After Elvis and Apollo began to con civilians through religious methods, Elvis hypnotized Apollo into creating his own cult and got him addicted to morphine so he would be easier to control. After recruiting hundreds of members, Elvis had Apollo murder all of them in a suicide pact before the police could apprehend them for abduction. Elvis and Apollo's new partner, Nicholas, then tried to sway the public into voting Apollo to be the country's next leader, promising to cull humanity once elected. When his plans fail and he's caught by LeBrock and Chance, Elvis tries to kill them both when they refuse to take the bribe he offers them.
Force Majeure: Tiberius Koenig is a ruthless, sociopathic mob boss. Longing to control all the gangs in Paris, Tiberius and his crew forced the other gangs to work for him, killing those who refused to submit to him. After his brother, Gaius, is killed by LeBrock, Tiberius decides to kill the latter and all of his loved ones simply because it's "a matter of principle". Using his own recruited gangs, Tiberius has a restaurant full of civilians shot to pieces so that the owner, Stanley Cray, would start roaming around the city killing those responsible. As LeBrock chases after Cray and tries to get him arrested, Tiberius has Cray murdered, framing LeBrock in the process. He also attempts to kidnap LeBrock's mother and children with the intent to torture them to death, and successfully kidnaps Billie after his gang kills her police escorts. When Tiberius discovers that Billie is pregnant with LeBrock's child, he brutally beats her to the point where she has a miscarriage. He also murders his other brother, Quintillus, for failing to keep the other Paris gangs united under his rule. After LeBrock rescues the prince and princess of the Kalahari gang from Tiberius, thus ruining the leverage he had over them, he decides to just annihilate the gang altogether. When Tiberius's gang finally captures LeBrock, he nearly beats the latter to death for his own enjoyment, and tries to kill him by throwing him into a meat grinder.
Hirohito Juuma is the wicked son of Oyabun Oni Juuma who wishes to restore the "family honor" to sate his ego. Murdering Kato's wife and wiping out the other heads of the Yakuza, Hirohito arrives in Century City and murders the original Green Hornet along with multiple others, taking the disguise of the Black Hornet. Murdering his way through civilian and criminal alike, Hirohito reveals his true plan is to hijack a state-of-the-art, remote-controlled stealth bomber to sell to the highest bidder, and prove its power by nuking Century City and everyone within off the map.
Rise/Reign of the Demon: The masked mobster Demone seizes control of the criminal rackets by murdering all who resist and runs rings of forced prostitution. Allowing the Hornet and Kato to rescue several women, Demone murders one of their escapees to get to the masked heroes. Demone is revealed to be working with Nazi fascists to help sow discord in the US, kidnapping innocents and conducting ghastly experiments to turn them into ravenous zombies that will attack and slaughter the police upon command. At the climax, Demone unleashes them upon Century City's police station before settling back to enjoy the show, caring nothing for lives lost as long as he profits.
Grendel: Tujiro XIV is a vampiric Kabuki dancer from the 21st century who runs a Human Trafficking outfit where countless innocents are sold into slavery, as well as having his own taste for little boys. Tujiro favors kidnapping the boys, draining them and eating one eye while keeping the eye as a trophy, the fate that befalls the son of the second Grendel, Christine Spar. Escaping justice, Tujiro returns in a new guise as Pope Innocent XLII in the 26th century, where thousands are worked to death by the church. Tujiro runs a regime of despotic repression with countless innocents tortured, and children trafficked to loyal priests within the Vatican, all to keep others under his sway. Tujiro intends to use a gun to completely blot out the sun forever, allowing he and his vampires to reign over a world where human beings are nothing but cattle.
Grimm Tales of Terror:
"Skinwalkers" (Volume 4 #11): The Skinwalker, or Yee Naaldlooshii, is a man who was fascinated by the legends of Navajo Skinwalkers and chose to become one himself. Going on vicious killing sprees all over the southwest, the Skinwalker comes to Gallup, New Mexico, where it begins slaughtering innocent people at random, taking the faces of some to steal their identities. Attempting to kill police officer Roy Jenson when it finds out he's hunting it, the Skinwalker kills even more people and lures them into a trap where it fatally wounds an FBI agent; and a good Skinwalker herself, Claire Morse, before being put down.
"The Black Dahlia" (Volume 4 #13): Jack the Ripper is introduced as an immortal vampire indicated to be Dracula himself who claims credit for the ghastliest unsolved murders in the modern day and countless more untold. Preferring not to draw blood through the neck but through the bloody consumption of the organs, Jack slaughters prostitutes and other women who won't be missed everywhere from Whitechapel to Cleveland, Ohio during the 1930s. Once, Jack left the mutilated carcass of an associate of his named Elizabeth Short in Leimert Park after he was finished using her to his content. Jack is interrupted from his latest feeding in Detroit only long enough to gruesomely murder the fiancée of a detective pursuing him before closing in on the detective herself.
"H.H. Holmes" (quarterly issue, released April 2021): H.H. Holmes himself, the most prolific and evil Serial Killer in American history, crafted his famous murder hotel in Chicago for the World's Fair. Murdering guests, employees, vagrants, and even his own wife, Holmes tortured them in increasingly ghastly ways—from burning, to acid, to vivisection—while admitting his only reason was his enjoyment. After being caught, Holmes accepted a Satanic pact, giving his only daughter to hell to become immortal and made the world itself his murder palace, killing endlessly at will before disguising himself as a history professor to meet his one living descendant and corrupt her into a killer as well.
Grindhouse: Doors Open at Midnight, by Alex de Campi et al.:
"Prison Ship Antares": Kalinka is the sadistic warden of the titular prison ship. Claiming to be the second coming of Miyamoto Musashi, she seeks to "purify" the prisoners of their sins through brutally torturous methods, including spraying acid on one in front of everyone and scrubbing another with steel wool. When the prisoners stage a breakout, she kills one of her guards for running away and prepares to crash the ship into Saturn to kill everyone onboard while she escapes in a pod, bringing Cookie with her to torture for an entire year to keep herself entertained.
"Bride of Blood": The greedy Lord Rowan Callyreath is a seemingly kind aristocratic lord engaged to marry the lovely Lady Branwyn. To keep control of the Reavers in his lands, Rowan instead organizes an attack on his wedding, massacring all in attendance and using an innocent woman as a Human Shield. This results in the death of Branwyn's family and her violent gang rape while her tongue is removed by Rowan's men. Rowan himself kills any who tries to stop his escape, including Branwyn's brother, before he moves on to another potential marriage without a glimmer of guilt.
"Flesh Feast of the Devil Doll": The demon Azaroth possesses a human woman and emerges seeking a Virgin Sacrifice, slaughtering its way through multiple humans whom it eats alive or turns into zombie slaves. Upon encountering the young heroines, Azaroth attempts to sacrifice several, murdering multiple bystanders, before kidnapping the virgin jock Jake, with intent to kill him to unleash its demonic kind and overrun the Earth while wiping out humanity.
Gunsmoke: Jim Carr is an Amoral Attorney seeking to be the greatest cattle rustler in the West. To do so, he takes advantage of a village's tensions to create a range war so bad that "the range will run red." To do so, he murders some ranchers to do a Frame-Up for the other side. His original plan to kill a few more ranchers to start the war is complicated by the arrival of Gunsmoke. To speed things up, he kills the neutral sheriff, who happens to be his father-in-law, and tries to frame him as taking a side.
Habibi: The Sultan of Wanatolia, bored with his thousand wives, abducts the talented underage prostitute Dodola and challenges her to please him for seventy nights in a row, threatening her life if she doesn't succeed. When she fails on the last night, he locks her in cell for seven months and rapes her during a visit. He gives her a second chance with an impossible task: turning a jug of water into gold in a time limit of seventy months. When the girl searches for a solution in the library, he has the librarian beheaded for allowing a woman there. He reacts with a Lack of Empathy when Dodola announces the death of their son, and proceeds to rape her again. When Dodola succeeds the challenge playing on Exact Words, he has her executed anyway. At this moment, we learn that he regularly drowns his wives in the river when they become too old.
Akakios is the original "slasher" and founder of the evil Black Lamp Society. He becomes heroine Cassandra "Cassie" Hack's Amnesiac Lover and ally, Samhain. However, once he regains his memories and true villainous personality, Akakios is disgusted by his former self's feelings for Cassie, reasoning he could have taken her any time "whether she wanted it or not". Akakios forges the undead slashers into a fighting force and systematically kidnaps or kills everyone Cassie loved, purging the upper echelons of the Black Lamp Society for being "too nice," despite their own atrocities. Akakios plans to spread the slasher disease, turning innocent humans all over the globe into murderous monsters.
Ashley Guthrie is a slasher believed to have killed numerous children in their dreams. Even before becoming a slasher, he was a selfish, Creepy Child whose actions included strangling a litter of kittens to death just because he he was annoyed his cat was spending so much time with them; and caving in his baby brother's skull just because he was annoyed the brother was always playing with his toys. After becoming a slasher, his first acts were to cause his father to commit suicide and drive his mother insane. Later, as a Killer Teddy Bear, he kills more people and frees fellow slashers.
"Sons of Man" arc: Andrew Rodin is a Mad Scientist with the Black Lamp Society who only works for them to indulge his sadism. Rodin feeds one of his associates to two creatures, who eat him alive, and besides creating other creatures for evil purposes, creates sapient sex slaves, not caring what happens to them; he also has killed at least one that had outlived its usefulness. He later tortures Samhain, who he later forces to kill one of Rodin's co-workers. In addition, Rodin videotapes his work, either for business reasons or, at least in one case, for his "personal collection".
Halloween H20 timeline comics, by Stefan Hutchinson et al Titles One Good Scare; Autopsis; Nightdance; 30 Years of Terror; and Sam: Michael Myers, as a child, would fantasize about stabbing his mother when she was pregnant with Laurie. Before tracking Laurie down, Michael went on a huge murder spree, where he decapitates a beauty pageant winner; murders an elementary school teacher, then strings her up for her students to find; shoves razor blades into Halloween candy; and scoops a reporter's eyes out before replacing them with film rolls. Michael torments a dying Dr. Loomis by torturing a friend of his in front of him and leaving them to die. A year after Resurrection, Michael goes on yet another killing spree, where he slashes a child's throat; kills numerous people in horrific ways, such as hollowing a woman's skull to make a jack-o'-lantern; tricks the police into killing a man under the illusion he was Michael; and follows this up by burying one of his more evasive victims alive after stripping her naked.
Happy!: Mr. Blue is a mob boss looking to get his hands on the previous Don's load of cash, and will do anything to complete this mission. Employing torturers and murderers as well as cops he forces into service, notably threatening to have one's mother raped if she resists his orders, Mr. Blue orders a hit out on Nick Sax, one of his top enforcers, when Sax accidentally kills the only man who knows the password to the previous Don's safe. While sending his Torture Technician Mr. Smoothie after Sax to torture the password out of him, Mr. Blue simultaneously has half a dozen children kidnapped and plans to run a live stream of them being raped then likely killed to turn a profit on child pornography sites, and in the end tries to force Sax to watch the children's fate as revenge for making Blue exhaust so many resources looking for him.
Harrow County: The vile witch Hester Beck betrayed her family of fellow sorcerers and created Harrow County to rule over as a goddess. Initially a helpful figure to the community, Hester was discovered to be murdered residents and sacrificing children for her magic, before being killed. Her power reincarnating into two young women 18 years later, Hester's crimes are steadily revealed in flashback, including murdering her sister and mentor Amaryllis. Upon her revival, Hester gleefully slaughters and cannibalizes her family, mind rapes everyone in Harrow County to go after the heroine Emmy and tries to murder Emmy herself, being willing to destroy Harrow County if she doesn't get what she wants.
Harvest, by A.J. Lieberman, Colin Lorimer, et al.: Joseph Craven is an ice-cold corporate executive who runs an organ trafficking business, cajoling the desperate into letting Craven steal their organs and sell them to wealthy benefactors while throwing his patients-who survive-aside. Craven has his surgeon executed when he balks at slicing up any more innocent lives, convincing the downtrodden Dr. Benjamin Lane into accepting his services, and when Lane starts to rebel, Craven has a patient murdered and "everything they could take" cut out of him, pinning the murder on Lane. Craven sinks to his worst when he has the elderly grandmother of one of Lane's patients kidnapped and her retinas ripped out, ordering her, Lane and his ally Yomiko executed after.
The wicked Bera is a powerful witch and necromancer whose conflict with her sister has led to horrific repercussions on the land about them. Bera's fights regularly cause massive collateral damage, and she has absolutely no compunction killing innocents herself to use as fuel for her necromancy, at one point sacrificing everyone in an entire town to raise as soldiers. Seducing the warrior Rikard so she may use his corpse after his death as a new champion, Bera tries to use Rikard's entire village as a shield without conscience or regret for all those she has destroyed in her fight for dominance.
Groa is the elder sister of Bera and a wicked demon crone who controls the forces of darkness, conjuring demons she sacrifices countless innocents to. Murdering her other sister in her past, Groa devotes countless resources to the destruction of Bera and her forces, slaughtering entire villages and driving the Earth closer to destruction, all to her immense apathy. Groa manipulates a starving village into fighting for her, before later wiping out that same village in sacrifice to her own monsters as one last empowerment to destroy her sister and all around her. Even towards the end of her old, evil life, Groa considers all the blood shed worth it for the death of her sister.
A History of Violence: "Little" Lou Manzi is a ravenously psychotic mob boss and Torture Technician who makes Cold-Blooded Torture his hobby. Since becoming the head of the boss twenty years before the story, Manzi keeps a man as a toy, torturing him in every conceivable way he can think of day in and day out till the man is nothing more than an armless, legless chunk of meat—barely alive and conscious. In present, he tries to get the man's partner back to be his victim as well by threatening his family and his young children.
Hook Jaw: Dr. Gelder is a mixture of incompetence, greed, and malice. When the titular shark menaces his island paradise, which he has stolen from the natives, Gelder refuses to take the threat seriously and even carelessly draws the shark to attack his undersea restaurant, resulting in his wealthy guests being massacred. Only caring about the financial consequences, Gelder tries to have Hook Jaw killed, but when the shark is drugged, Gelder decides to keep it for the money-making potential and promises the leader of the natives, Sharkie, that if he drugs Hook Jaw in the water, Gelder will give him back his island. Gelder allows blood to be thrown into the water to drive Hook Jaw mad, resulting in Sharkie's near death. When he gets fed up, Gelder even evicts the entire native populace on small boats, sending the men, women and children into the shark-infested waters and almost-certain death. When his own incompetence dooms the island, Gelder tries to steal the boats from the natives and shoots any who try to stop him, condemning them to die on the island before kicking his loyal bodyguard to Hook Jaw to save his own skin.
The House of Montresor, by Enrica Jang & Jason Strutz: Count Montresor himself, so incensed by Fortunato's marriage, betrayed his friend and walled him up alive before marrying his ruined widow. Plotting his revenge on the entire bloodline, Montresor eventually murdered Fortunato's son the same way, only sparing the young man's wife for her pregnancy while tormenting his widow with all he had done. Montresor later invites Fortunato's adult granddaughter Edana over, murdering her companion and attempting to wall her up alive as well before framing her as insane and the likely subject of a lobotomy to complete his final, twisted vengeance.
H.P. Lovecraft's Cthulhu: The Festival: Karl Heinrich orchestrates his atrocities from the original story and goes beyond when he's revealed to have survived his trip to the undersea city, becoming the chosen of Dagon. Heinrich commands the operation of Henry Wilcox's cult, having loose ends disposed of while taking the occultist Michele LeSorcier to make her Dagon's bride, allowing Dagon to awaken and summon the other Great Old Ones. Heinrich intends to devastate the world and wipe out humanity as he remains untouched, madly preaching himself the "Master Race" and laughing as Dagon devours his own loyal Deep One followers.