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  • Ice Cream Man: Rickard, or Rick, is an otherworldly being posing as an ice cream man. Murdering his uncle before arriving on earth, Rick spreads suffering and death as he traverses the world, luring in innocents to die or go insane and ruin their lives for centuries, even trapping people in the world of television to be killed horrifically for his amusement. Trying to murder a little girl before attempting to murder his good-hearted cousin Caleb, Rick continues his evil for centuries before killing the last of humanity and taking his ship to find a new universe to torment.
  • InSEXts, by Marguerite Bennett et al.: The Hag is an ancient monster who savors human suffering more than anything. In Victorian times, the Hag contracts with Lalita "Lady" Bertram's cruel husband to help her run a brothel where women are forced into slavery so the Hag can preside over their pain. Murdering women and girls on the streets of London, the Hag also frequently commands her slaves to hurt each other while having sex for her amusement. When heroines Lady and her lover Mariah manage to track the Hag down, she dominates the mind of Lady's former sister-in-law to have her kill Lady's infant son and announces her intention to massacre everyone in the brothel to escape, before trying to Mind Rape Lady and her friends with visions of their worst fear. Flashbacks demonstrate that the Hag has been murdering and torturing for a long time, having chosen of her own volition to become a monster long ago.
  • Invincible: Grand Regent Thragg, ruler of the Viltrumite empire, continues the brutal traditions of only the strong surviving, conquest and genocide throughout the galaxy. Ordering the deaths of countless billions, Thragg leads his people against the heroic half-Viltrumite Markus "Mark" Grayson, resulting in the loss of their homeworld. Opting to lurk on earth to breed a new army of Viltrumites with the survivors, Thragg learns his Arch-Enemy, Mark's father Nolan, is the true heir of the empire. Thragg attempts to murder him, only to be defeated and exiled where he travels to a short lived species' world, taking it over and forcibly breeding thousands upon thousands of disposable half-Viltrumites who initially age quickly. Initiating a new war, Thragg attempts to wipe out entire worlds to establish the New Viltrumite Empire, using his own children as Cannon Fodder that he can send to literally break upon their enemy, dying pointlessly by the hundreds before attempting to destroy earth and his old Viltrumite followers now defending it. A cruel tyrant obsessed with his ideals of strength at the expense of all else, Thragg remained Mark's most personal foe and the author of endless misery.
  • The Invisibles:
    • Orlando is a demonic assassin from the dark realms of Mictlan dispatched to deal with King Mob and his allies. Not satisfied with targeting the Invisibles, Orlando is a savage sadist who skins innocent people to wear them, before murdering their entire families. Orlando goes on a killing spree, torturing and killing innocent people, children included, before trying to torture Jack Frost after cutting off his finger. When he returns later, Orlando tries to assist the Archons, all-powerful demons of absolute order, and goes on another killing spree, even preparing to slaughter a group of children as a sacrifice.
    • Colonel Friday is an influential US Air Force officer who moonlights as a member of the Outer Church, a secret society that schemes to bring the aforementioned Archons to Earth. In charge of the Church's operations in the United States, Friday masterminds numerous schemes to eradicate all except absolute conformity in humans, in accordance with his masters' dogma. He participates in an attempted genocide of the LGBT community by means of germ warfare, even Withholding the Cure for AIDS from the population in his base; has experimented to create misshapen, agonized human-animal hybrids; invented a psychological torture machine that projects its victims' worst fear; and has imprisoned and tortured mysterious godlike being who pain causes disasters among humanity. Friday is also entirely aware of exactly what his masters attempt to do to humanity, and gleefully aids them nonetheless.
  • Iron Maiden: Legacy of the Beast: The Beast, servant of the Unmaker, rules over a hellish underworld powered as an engine of eternal suffering, with countless souls in all manner of agonies stretched out to infinity to fuel his power. The Beast stirs corruption and chaos among humanity, to steer them all to their ultimate damnation, attempting to corrupt the mad spirit of humanity's freedom, Eddie, then trying to a tree for all eternity after having cut his soul in four. Even after Eddie breaks out, the Beast takes glee in attempting to cut down his own friend and join him to bring mankind to destruction.
  • The Iron Saint, by Jason Rubin et al.: "Sweet" Joe Petunia is "number three" in the criminal syndicate after Big Daddy and Michael Irons. When he was sent along with Michael Irons to collect the debt from John Chase, for some casino owner, who was working for Big Daddy, he unexpectedly turns on Irons and kills John Chase, his wife, their two little children and that casino owner. Taking the money for himself, Joe decided to lie to Big Daddy, by telling him that John Chase didn't come with the money and Irons went nuts and start killing everyone until Joe stopped him, then he left the mortally wounded Irons to die. When Irons managed to survive, Joe put a price on his head, and during their final battle he kills many of Irons's allies and randomly murders two of his henchmen, so that he alone could kill Irons.
  • Irredeemable: The Plutonian was once a superhero who only saved lives for the adoration it brought him. However, his inability to handle any form of criticism led to him snapping and becoming the most evil being the world had ever known. Starting his evil campaign by painfully lobotomizing his teenage sidekick, Plutonian later massacred the population of Sky City, numbering in the millions, to keep a mistake he made from going public. After hunting down his former teammates and brutally murdering them and their entire families, children and babies included, Plutonian annihilates the country of Singapore solely because an ambassador from said country lied to him. Seemingly locked away forever on an alien planet, Plutonian rejects an alien's attempts to redeem him and leads a breakout with a group of psychotic criminals. Returning to Earth, Plutonian carves his own insignia into the U.S.A., killing thousands of people; slaughters entire cities; and uses dozens of superheroes as ammo to fling into space. After trying to murder the last remaining superheroes, Plutonian is fully willing to let the entire Earth perish due to radiation poisoning just to spite his nemesis, Qubit, only saving the planet because his own life is on the line. Though having many possible excuses and sympathetic moments throughout the story, it is slowly revealed that Plutonian was ultimately nothing more than a childish sociopath who would kill innumerable innocents just because he wasn't universally loved by all, while caring for no one but himself.
  • Jack the Ripper, by Francois Debois & Jean-Charles Poupard: Jean-Martin Charcot is the ultimate Man Behind the Man to Jack the Ripper himself, alongside all his other crimes in the story. As a famous neuroscientist and master of hypnotism, Charcot's evil started when a group of his students accidentally hypnotized a woman into killing her own sister. Taking advantage of the hypnotic trance they used, Charcot and his students begin hypnotizing their various patients into bringing out their psychopathic killer sides, leading to some becoming Serial Killers while others massacre their entire families, children included, before killing themselves. When Inspector Abberline begins investigating him, Charcot hypnotizes the man into killing his own girlfriend before going on to become a Serial Killer, and Charcot shows absolutely no concern over one of his former students becoming Jack the Ripper while the others die one by one. Though using scientific discovery as an excuse for his truly wicked actions, Charcot was ultimately an attention-seeking lunatic willing to kill all in his way in his path to fame.
  • Jeremiah Harm, by Keith Giffen, Alan Grant, et al.: Dak Moira, an educated, vicious Mad Artist, is the Arch-Enemy of Jeremiah Harm and the most dangerous criminal in the universe. Staging a breakout of the penal colony he's imprisoned in alongside his cohorts Ayamo Skyver and Brune S'maze, Dak destroys the prison, killing thousands, before making his way to the Bronx. Seeking the Basal Shard underneath the city, Dak has Brune enshroud half of the Bronx in a noxious cloud meant to slowly suffocate everyone to death to clear the way, and sends Ayamo to start cannibalizing random people in the street to deter Harm once he learns he's in pursuit. Casually murdering people on his own and ordering dozens of innocent people horribly dissolved alive by Brune once a cashier misinterprets his orders, Dak eventually reveals his goal to simply obliterate the entire universe as an act of cosmic murder-suicide, simply to create what he feels is the perfect artistic masterpiece of murder. Decapitating Ayamo to use her blood to gain entrance to the Basal Chamber, Dak happily announces his intention to torture Harm's human friends to death before killing everything else. A self-styled artisan with thousands of bodies to his name and desiring countless trillions more to follow suit, Dak's posh facade merely guises a blood-hungry sociopath who commits murder simply for fun.
  • Jimmy's Bastards, by Garth Ennis, Russ Braun, et al.: The leader of the titular 200 bastards, known as "Junior", devises a scheme to get back at their super secret agent father James "Jimmy" Regent. Junior has his sisters secretly seduce Jimmy, who is unaware of their true identities, and later reveals to him he's slept with dozens of his own daughters. To lure Jimmy closer, Junior also has many of his own brothers killed in suicide attacks, and when Jimmy returns to save his heroic child Nancy, Junior reveals he's implanted bombs in the chests of all his siblings, detonating several to prove a point and forcing them to either die or sacrifice themselves against Jimmy himself, intending on killing them regardless for a crack at Jimmy himself, before sadistically beating Jimmy down, driven only by his utter hatred of having to be connected to him.
  • Jinnrise, by Sohaib Awan, Tom Taylor, et al.: The Kibr is the tyrannical overlord of the Kibrani, an alien race currently invading the Earth. A stout believer in Might Makes Right, the Kibr is convinced of the idea that he deserves to lord over all beings that he deems worthy of living, and to this end, uses the Kibrani empire to enslave and wipe out entire species across the universe, claiming billions of lives throughout the cosmos, regardless how defenseless or pacifistic the race may be. Once arriving on Earth, the Kibr orders entire cities obliterated, all while manipulating his top agent Lahasad Brim into serving him by proclaiming his son died on the battlefield to motivate him. In reality, the Kibr himself murdered Lahasad Brim's son with his bare hands just to keep Brim under his thumb, alongside promising a man the release of his family should he assist the Kibrani, despite the fact that the Kibr has already killed said family. His master plan being to use the powers of the ancient magical race of Jinn to destroy or subjugate everything that isn't the Kibrani, the Kibr tries to murder Yunus's aunt and uncle just to torture the boy, and gleefully reveals to Lahasad Brim his hand in the murder of his son while mocking his compassion for said son. His goals being nothing but a lust for battle and conquest, the Kibr would have encompassed the entire universe in death as long as it meant establishing himself as the most powerful being to ever live.
  • John Flood, by Justin Jordan, Jorge Coelho, & Tamra Bonvillain: Randall Tate is a sociopath sponsored by the government to commit any and all crimes he wishes, something he takes full advantage of every chance he gets. Opening the comic up by slaughtering a camping party before snapping a young man's neck to steal his home, Tate is sent after the titular John Flood when Flood makes connections to Tate's murders, which amount in the thousands and include men, women, children, and even babies. While hunting down Flood, Tate butchers a man and keeps his remains in his freezer, before shooting up several restaurants and lighting numerous buildings on fire to distract the police from his coming massacre of the local police station. When finally confronting Flood, Tate gleefully reveals he has no loves ones, no home, and no motive for his crimes. He just likes killing and has made his entire way of life revolve around how many innocents he can kill at any given time.
  • John Wick (Dynamite Comics): "Calamity" is a half-feral assassin who, in stark contrast to other assassins employed by the Continental, relishes in deliberately targeting innocent lives for pleasure. Calamity blew up an entire village and slaughtered dozens for the sake of attempting to kill a young John Wick, and is freed from custody years later where she proceeds to murder the people who break her out and escapes to old habits. Calamity fires upon populated buildings to lure John out while cackling, taking innocents hostage and only hesitating on murdering her own gang members for fun simply because "it would be over too soon" that way.
  • John Woo's Seven Brothers, by John Woo, Garth Ennis, & Jeevan Kang: The Son of Hell is a malevolent sorcerer who attempts to Take Over the World through the enslavement of the Dragon Lines, uncaring of the havoc this could wreak upon the world. The Son of Hell establishes his cruelty by condemning the souls of the tens of thousands men making up China's fleet to never-ending torment and nearly obliterates the world in his mad bid to enslave the Dragon Lines, only stopped by his abused apprentice Fong. Awakening centuries later, the Son of Hell brutally slaughters an expedition team and eats the brain of a billionaire CEO, walking into his skin to assume his identity and using the man's resources to resume his conquest. When he's confronted by Fong's descendants, the Son of Hell orders them all murdered in public and, upon being confronted by their coordinator Rachel, the Son of Hell callously states he seeks to abolish mankind of all choice—and clean up as much of humanity itself he deems necessary in this process.
  • 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.
  • Jurassic Strike Force 5: Master Zalex is an evil alien overlord who desires to rule the entire galaxy. After landing on planet Earth, Zalex captures several dinosaurs and forces the Nodes aliens to turn them into super soldiers, threatening to destroy their planet if they don't help him. Millions of years later, after Zalex and his Reptilian dinosaurs are awakened, Zalex kills all the scientists who mistakenly wake him up, shortly before he and the Reptilians invade a submarine base and slaughter most of the soldiers in the vicinity. He later forces the survivors to assist him in his schemes, and nearly kills the Strike Force dinosaurs when they confront him. Zalex gets the dinosaurs to surrender by kidnapping Saral and threatening to kill her in front of them. Once captured, Zalex tries to convert the Strike Force into mindless slaves with a serum, and even sends his Reptilians to try and kill Tyler. When the serum is destroyed, Zalex tries to kill the Strike Force again by blowing up the submarine base, and he later invades Washington, D.C., where he and his Reptilians start destroying the city and killing anyone who opposes him. After the President refuses to submit to Zalex's demands, Zalex tries to blow up the city with a nuclear warhead. A violent warlord who craves absolute domination, Zalex cares about nothing but ruling over species lesser than him, and will kill anyone who opposes him or is deemed useless.
  • Justice, Inc.: The Avenger, by Christopher Sequeira, Mark Waid, et al.: Travis Engel is a wealthy industrialist who owns a chemical company, but happily betrays America for Nazi Germany solely for the money. Inventing a gas that causes invisibility, Engel tries to perfect it when it renders the subject partially invisible, drives them insane and kills them in hours. Engel proceeds to use it on multiple innocent people before capturing the hero Richard Benson's friends and using it on one named Nellie solely so her Love Interest can watch her die. Engel then proceeds to attempt to drop the gas on American soldiers to kill them and allow German boats to raze the US coast, allowing for a brutal German invasion as long as Engel himself profits.
  • KGB, by Valérie Mangin & Malo Kerfriden: Von Ausch is a German scientist who participated in The Holocaust, experimenting on multiple woman from concentration camps and their children, whom he imbued with demonic power. After being captured by the USSR, Von Ausch easily changes sides and trains his children as Soviet spies, abandoning them to work in The Space Race. Actually the demon Beelzebub, and previously Rasputin, he plans to kill the Soviet leadership by causing an explosion during the launch of the first space rocket but is stopped by Ava Kirova, secretly Lucifer herself, and Dimitri, his own creation. When Lucifer forces him to return to Hell, it is revealed that Beelzebub killed Lucifer's lieutenant and took control of Hell. When the Soviets invade Hell to search for him, Beelzebub sends his servants to kill Soviet soldiers in extremely painful ways before being defeated. A sadistic, manipulative demon whose pride for his children is merely his own ego, Beelzebub returns to confront Lucifer another time and ultimately ends up allying with his former enemy, ready to cause even more destruction and pain for his own entertainment.
  • Kill Shakespeare: King Richard III is the psychopathic main antagonist of the comic, behind much of the evil. Once gaining sentience after being created by Shakespeare, Richard slaughtered his entire royal family and took the throne for himself, and uses his position to brutally tax and starve his subjects while allowing his soldiers free reign to rape and murder as they please. With no tolerance for failure or resistance, Richard carves the eyes out of one of his troops for failing guard duty, has an entire village of a group of rebels burned and every male child executed, and buries one of his foes alive. In the end, Richard leads a final assault against the rebel forces known as the Prodigals, ordering Lady Macbeth to annihilate the enemy forces, uncaring that his own troops will be caught in the blast, and plans to murder Shakespeare and take his magic quill for himself, using it to rewrite reality and make himself a god.
  • King Tiger, by Randy Stradley, Doug Wheatley, & Rain Beredo: Tiger's evil father, the Evil Sorcerer known only as "Dragon", mated with an eldritch horror named Canthastius to produce many half-demon children, of which Tiger was the one success. Having twenty people taken as sacrifices, the final three being the thugs he'd hired to kidnap the other 17, Dragon burns them alive to summon the demon who bore his progeny, unleashing it upon an innocent city with the intent to have it consume the world so he may build a new order from its ashes, intending on sacrificing Tiger himself to fully power Canthastius.
  • Kismet: Man of Fate: Herr Schering is a Gestapo agent sent to retaliate against the assassination of Colonel Freydrich. He goes about this retaliation by ordering a massacre of the surrounding area, planning to take out over 7,000 innocents by the time he finished. He gets to 700 in one day before being captured by Kismet. He is then taken to the headquarters of La Résistance, which he tries to escape by threatening to blow up the base with his men still inside.
  • Klaus: Krampus, freed from his entrapment within Grimsvig's mines by Lord Magnus, quickly proves a far greater threat than the wicked Baron. Seeking to consume "wicked children", Krampus incinerates everyone in sight as he relentlessly searches for the village's youth. Even after Jonas selflessly offers himself in exchange for Krampus sparing the others, the demon continues to hound the other children, and blasts Lord Magnus into a charred skeleton when he gets in his way. Krampus's ultimate ambition is to scour the world, hunting all children he has deemed greedy and self-centered. Though claiming to be punishing the wicked, Krampus's wanton sadism and indiscriminate targeting reveals him for the self-righteous bully he truly is.
  • Lady Death (Avatar Press):
    • Sagos is the strongest warlock in existence, and an ambitious sadist who murdered and possessed the father of Hope, the future Lady Death, for his own nefarious purposes. Sagos uses his host to gather dozens of peasants and sacrifice their souls to the Necro-Wraiths, eventually escaping to the Blacklands while taking Hope's mother and leaving Hope herself to burn at the stake. Sagos wages cruel war on the Blacklands, slaughtering entire cities and raising millions of dead as zombie warriors, intent on exterminating all life in the Blacklands in tribute to the Necro-Wraiths for his own sub-realm to rule. Sagos massacres the city of Aberffraw and gloats to its princess Satasha that he's butchered her entire family, attempts to destroy the city of Perinthia to complete his genocide of the Blacklands, and tortures Hope's mother, gloating how he's gotten used to her body's "pleasure" through the body of her husband while smugly mocking the transformed Hope herself about what he's done.
    • Apocalypse: Satyricon is an all-powerful demon who serves as Queen Tormina's senior advisor. Having almost destroyed the entire Underrealm in the past, he was defeated by Wargoth and banished from the land. Seeking to rule the Underrealm, he manipulates Tormina to enact complete genocide against demon-kind so that no one can stop him, having multiple demons and babies sacrificed to grant him power. He also decides to unleash the direknights, who proceed to turn multiple humans into zombies, sending them off to kill every human within Tormina's kingdom. Arriving at Tormina’s throne room, he kills Valora in front of Tormina, and later kills Tormina while fighting Lady Death.
  • Lady Killer, by Joelle Jones et al.: Irving is an elderly assassin who assists heroine Josie Schuller in defeating and escaping from the brutal assassin leader Stenholm. Upon confronting Stenholm himself, Irving tortures him to death before fleeing. Later teaming up with Josie to go into the assassination business as partners, Irving is revealed to an escaped criminal from Nazi Germany whose real name is Dr. Reinhardt. In Germany, Reinhardt would take payment from men, women and children seeking to flee the country before murdering them by injecting them with what he said was vaccines, but was actually cyanide. He would store the corpses in his basement while he robbed their belongings. A revolted Josie attempts to break their partnership, only for Irving to murder her husband's boss to show he's not playing around. When Josie reiterates her desire for him to leave, Irving attempts to attack her home to kill her and her husband and children if they get caught in his path.
  • Lament of the Lost Moors:
    • First Cycle: Mage Bedlam is The Usurper king of Eruin Duela. After breaking a pact of peace, he warred with and killed his half-Brother Wulf the White Wolf and cursed the battlefield. His secret alter ego Lord Blackmore marries Wulf's widow with the promise of keeping her and Wulf's daughter Sioban safe. He repeatedly wounds and rapes his wife, and attempts to kill her by setting fire to the bedroom. He also had an entire clan decimated out of rivalry and keeps their skulls in a chest. Realizing that the young Sioban is the one destined to dethrone him, he tries several times to kill her. When one of his men dares to criticizes him, he forces him to eat a magical bud that sprouts in him. Finally, he launches his army on his castle with the intentions of massacring the inhabitants, and when his niece Sioban rejects his offer to marry him, he once again tries to dispose of her.
    • Second Cycle:
      • Moriganes: Aube is the Wicked Witch who terrorizes the population of the moors of Glen Sarrick. She first set up a trap for the Warriors of Mercy by placing a giant snake around the body of a knight she just killed. The knights also find out that she killed a couple and their child in their home. She is next seen throwing a large amount of human bones off a cliff. She later enters a church, burns the hand of a priest and collapses the building on the bystanders. When the witch hunter Monk tries to bait her, she sends another snake to kill him. Seeing the knights coming to the Dylfel castle, she gleefully plans to make chalk out of their bones. It is soon revealed that she was assisting her mistress the Morigane Diane de Hartwick in the murder of Eryk of Dylfel.
      • Sill Valt: The Lady with the stoat fur coat disappointed with her crippled daughter Guinea pledged allegiance to the Moriganes in exchange for a magical armor that would give her strength and endurance so she can pretend Guinea is a strong man then forced her to serve the Moriganes. Luring men by the dozen to her castle, she picks one and leaves the others at the door where they cry and are tormented by the demonic guard Perrock nights and days until they starve. She then spends several nights with her lovers until she kills them. When the knight Sill Valt comes to her castle to confront the Guinea Lord, she uses her charms on him and requests her daughter to prepare a coffin for him. She forces herself on him for two nights then gives him a poisonous bite for defying her order not to look at her. When Guinea stands against her mother to save Sill Valt, she furiously attacks her and mortally wounds her.
  • Lanfeust de Troy and related series:
    • Thanos was once the most brilliant student of the city of Eckmul, but succumbed to a hunger for power and cruelty. Becoming a pirate in service to the brutal Baron Averroes, his men would attack ships, slaughter and rob those aboard and rape the women they found. When he captured Lanfeust himself, Thanos tortured him by slicing him open and cutting his eyes out. It is soon revealed that Thanos is Baron Averroes and intends to sack the city of Or-Azur, with the threat that there will soon be no virgins left in the city. When he conquers Eckmul, Thanos kills those who he thinks can oppose his rule, and forces the heroine Cixi to kill Thanos's own brother by using her magic to boil his blood in his body. Forcing the sages to serve him, Thanos threatens their families should they resist, and when hunting a vigilante opposing him, Thanos allows his pet monsters to eat a random man in the crowd as a point. When he finally faces Lanfeust for the fate of Eckmul, Thanos brags the reason he will win is because he is simply the most evil. In the second series, after joining Prince Delhu in his conspiracy, he coldly murders the only woman who ever loved him, abducts Lanfeust and Cixi's son Glin, manipulates him and drugs him with a substance that causes him murderous urges before killing Prince Delhu to become the sole ruler of the Galaxy. In Cixi of Troy, we learn that during his tyranny on Troy, he threw a pirate crew into an arena to be fed to an Hydra, allowed Duke Kraniol to experiment on captives—one of them being a child—and planned to kill all the sages to become even more powerful. He also repeatedly abused his mistress Cixi and when she got pregnant with his child, he accelerated the development of the fetus, not caring that Cixi would die in the process.
    • Odyssey: Lylth the Eternal is an alien who travels from world to world devouring souls and leaving dead planets behind her. Upon her arrival on Troy, she brainwashes the population of Eckmul under her control. Feeding of the energy of youth to get stronger, Lylth murders countless of children in her temple and coldly kills a father trying to save his child. Attempting to open the Stargate, she sacrifices two sages and seriously considers killing hundreds more when it fails. At one point, she compels one of her minions to strangle another for their late arrival. She then commissions the sages with the creation of a spell that would multiply and accelerate the gestation of children, hoping to get hundred per day. Lylth also attempts to drains the powers of, thus killing, the Magohamoth—the source of all magic—and uses Lanfeust as a Human Shield when cornered. Even defeated and rejuvenated to a child, Lylth merges with the Banshees and sends them all over Troy to annihilate all life.
  • The Last Siege, by Landry Q. Walker, Justin Greenwood, et al.: The evil king Istvan betrays and murders the family that took him in, having the old duke killed before his children, before killing them and their mother. Going on to raise an army, Istvan rampages across Europe, killing all who stand against him, often by having unscrupulous traitors open paths for his army, whereupon Istvan slaughters the nobility to add the armies to his own. Coming upon the heir to Lord Aedon, whom he had assassinated, the 11 year old Lady Cathryn, Istvan attempts to kill her along with her protector, his old friend Tomislav. Even threatening to have young Cathryn flayed before Tomislav's eyes, Istvan sacrifices countless soldiers of his own army for victory, caring for nothing save his victory and power.
  • The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen:
    • Hawley Griffin, aka The Invisible Man, is a psychopath recruited by England so that his powers could be utilized for special missions, and is far worse than his literary counterpart. Introduced hiding in an all-girls boarding school, Griffin's been taking advantage of his powers to rape the teenagers there. He's already impregnated three girls and is apprehended in the process of raping a fourth. When he joins the league, it's not out of any sense of altruism but because he's been promised a cure for his condition, a pardon for his crimes, and a large sum of money. During his tenure on the team, Griffin displays streaks of cruelty and cowardice in equal measure. At one point he beats an innocent constable to death simply because he wanted the man's clothes, and at the climax of the team's first adventure, Griffin attempts to abandon the league to their deaths when things get too dangerous. With the arrival of the invading Martians, Griffin eagerly approaches them and sells out his entire planet to the invaders just so he can rule alongside them. Griffin gives the Martians information on where the human artillery positions are so they can slaughter their opposition; tries to get his teammates killed by selling out the location of their hideout's location; brutalizes Mina Murray while stealing valuable military information; and advises the Martians to use their Red Weed to destroy the Thames and incapacitate the Nautilus. In a series where even monsters can be heroes, Griffin was never anything but a selfish, megalomaniacal snake who was willing to let his race be butchered and enslaved just so he could rule over what was left.
    • "Jimmy" Bond is a ruthless thug and Serial Rapist who refuses to take no for an answer, introduced trying to seduce and then rape a disguised Mina Murray. Jimmy is revealed to be a traitor who murdered industrialist Knight and later kills Knight's best friend, Bulldog Drummond, before making it clear he plans to seduce Knight's daughter Emma in her grief. Later becoming "M" in his old age, Jimmy has friends of Mina's tortured and killed to obtain access to the pool of Ker and immortality, murdering his handler as a young man and murdering and torturing his way to get to his foes. Jimmy even fires nukes at micro-nations, trying to obliterate the Blazing World and the mystical races there before trying to sneak aboard the League's ship to murder Emma one final time.
  • Les Légendaires: Anathos is an Omnicidal Maniac with absolutely no code of honor. Imprisonned in the Bearer by his kind for destroying the original planet of Alysia, Anathos seeks to free himself by manipulating the elf Shimy into receiving his mark so that he could use her as his host. When the Legendaries prevent him from using Shimy, he takes possession of Danael before crushing and savagely crippling the protagonists and mocking Jadina about her relationship with the now-"deceased" Danael. After killing Elysio, Darkhell and the Guardian who tried to stop him, he leads a rampage with his Hellions across the world to annihilate humanity by wiping out the major cities, sicking the Vulturs on the survivors and creating a plague to exterminate people he wouldn't bother killing himself. He orders his Hellions to physically and mentally torture Tenebris for information, and when his Dark Mistress Dark Jadina begs him forgiveness for failing to kill the original Jadina, he blows her head off just after pretending to forgive her. Humiliated by the Legendaries, he attempts one last time to destroy Alysia before Kalandre stops him.
  • The Legend of Luther Strode: Jack the Ripper himself is a superpowered Serial Killer who was released from the box in which he was bound in order to fight Luther. After being freed, he quickly disembowels a young crime boss and takes the first opportunity to kill the man who unbound him. Traveling to a crowded mall, Jack then utterly butchers hundreds of the innocent civilians shopping there. When Luther and his girlfriend Petra find the grisly scene, they discover that Jack hadn't actually killed anyone, but mutilated them and made sculptures from their bodies while leaving them alive with their pain. When Petra leads the survivors out of the mall after he tries to get her to inadvertently shoot them, Jack becomes enraged, wanting have more "fun" with them. Believing Luther to be at his mercy, Jack then taunts him with how he plans to kill Petra in front of him. Desiring nothing but to see the world "drown in blood", Jack stands out even in a comic filled with crazed blood knights.
  • Locke & Key: The demon possessing Lucas "Dodge" Caravaggio is the mastermind behind all the suffering in the story. Developing human-like emotions after taking over Dodge's body, the demon positively revels in its wickedness: turning an emotionally unstable teenager into a killer; mentally tormenting and then killing a woman; and causing a recovering alcoholic to relapse to strain the man's relationship with his daughter. Silencing any who become aware of its existence, including children, the demon switches to the body of a young boy, leaving his soul trapped and alone. Having humans captured with its minions by the hundreds and killing any who resist, the demon intends to bring more of its race to Earth and completely enslave humanity.
  • The Lone Ranger (Dynamite Comics): Butch Cavendish is a Corrupt Politician and businessman who masterminds the deaths of the Texas Ranger group that includes the brother and father of John Reid. Later having the families of the victims eliminated to cover his tracks, Cavendish ends up ruined by the Ranger and builds himself back up to seek revenge, killing tons of innocent people along the way, and framing the Lone Ranger himself. Upon finding John's sister in law Linda and nephew Dan Jr., Cavendish orders Linda raped and killed in front of Dan, and later tortures one of John's good friends by pouring a pot of boiling stew over him before trying to kill John and his best friend Tonto.
  • The Lone Warrior: The Dictator's Shadow is a supervillain and Nazi spymaster in the United States. First seen berating Herr Kampf for failing to destroy a military base's armory, he then has Kampf infiltrate a mock battle exercise as one side to massacre the other. When the Lone Warrior shows up to capture Kampf, the Shadow leaves him in a gas chamber, the first of many death traps the spymaster would put our hero in. Escaping capture when this operation is busted, the Shadow tries to acquire a machine that can permanently shut down any motor, subjecting its inventor to Cold-Blooded Torture to get it. After testing the machine on a fleet of airplanes, killing almost everybody aboard, the Shadow has his Torture Technician kill his captive by burning his skin off. He then leads a land invasion of Washington, D.C., crashing many more planes in the process. The Warrior shows up to stop the Shadow, but the latter tries to melt him with lava while Faking the Dead via creating a false shadow to escape. He then purchases a race of giants from The Gestapo to use as Slave Mooks in an assassination campaign against the American military high command. When the Lone Warrior tries to stop the murder, the Shadow speeds up the process by having the giants drive the generals out of a meeting so he can gun them down himself. When this fails, he leaves the giants to be slaughtered while he tries to escape.
  • The Lost Boys: The Lost Girl, by Tim Seeley et al.: In this comic, taking place shortly after the first film, Agnes Underwood is a seemingly-sweet old lady in Santa Carla, but is in fact the head vampire behind the Blood Belles and the secret mastermind of their operations. Agnes recruits the Blood Bells by preying on the needs of lost and lonely girls before turning them into vampires. With Agnes operating behind the scenes, the Blood Belles kill off the hunters of Santa Carla, including Grandpa Emerson, abduct and turn multiple children, and plot to awaken ancient vampires (Tlahuelpuchi) to conquer the world and bring about the age of vampires. Agnes also had Star placed in Santa Carla to infiltrate the Lost Boys to make a power play of her own. What makes Agnes worse is that all these things are a mere means to a petty and selfish end: for centuries Agnes sought the pure blood of the mother vampires to restore her youth. Agnes also takes Lucy Emerson and Laddie hostage under the threat of death, as well as kills and turns the residents and orderlies as a local retirement home. Besides having no loyalty to the Tlahuelpuchi, Agnes dismisses the deaths of the Blood Belles by simply saying she can make more, and tries to force Star to test the pure blood to see if it will kill her or make her lose her humanity, calling it a win-win scenario.
  • The Mad Hatter: Frank Faro is a criminal resurrected in a gorilla's body after his execution. Commemorating his awakening by killing the scientist who did the procedure, Faro then kills a guy for his suit and fashions a disguise, taking on the alias "the Gargoyle." He then gets his old gang back together and goes on a robbery and murder spree against the judge and jury who put him away. When the gang get sick of his murders due to the increased police presence they cause, the Gargoyle kills them all and burns their headquarters down. He then tries to kill another juror and her son.
  • Magnus, Robot Fighter (2010 Dark Horse Comics Reboot): Timur is the head of the Metal Mob, a criminal empire, and has bribed the entire police department to let him commit his myriad crimes. Among these crimes is Human Trafficking; when foiled, Timur orders his partners to destroy all evidence. Timur also runs a gladiator show, where humans are brutally slaughtered on live television. Yet another operation of his involves rich people paying to hunt down frightened Q-bots for fun. Caring only about lining his pockets with cash, Timur is willing to have both humans and the sapient Q-robs slaughtered for profit, even though he's a Q-rob himself.
  • Malignant Man, by James Wan,‎ Michael Alan Nelson, & Piotr Kowalski: The enigmatic Mr. Cancio, better known under the apt moniker of "Mr. Cancer", is a powerful CEO who desires nothing but power through the alien parasites known as the Malignants. Feeding off the potential power of Malignant host Alan during the initial experiments set up to infuse sick orphan children with the Malignants, Cancer drives Alan into using his powers to slaughter his own friends in a panic to break the man and use him as a pawn years later. When Alan is grown, Cancer sends his men to massacre their way through a hospital and later a military base to intercept Alan's progress, and later spitefully murders the kindly Dr. Ezra and all the orphans he's gathered in an attempt to revive the early projects to dissuade Alan. Cancer's ultimate goal is to breed an army of Malignant super humans to Take Over the World and crush any resistance, laughing that Alan lacks the "vision" he has when beating him down. A cold, cruel man, Mr. Cancer is appropriately cancerous in personality and goals, with no illusions about all the horrific acts he orchestrates in the pursuit of advancement.
  • The Mask: Official Movie Adaptation: Dorian Tyrell is a ruthless gangster who's planning to betray his boss "the Swede" and Take Over the City in his place. After the Mask foiled his bank heist, Dorian becomes determined to take revenge on him and steal his Mask for himself. When the reporter Peggy Brandt helps him obtain the Mask, Dorian repays her by brutally hurling her into a printing press, while cracking jokes about her death. With the powers of the Mask in his possession, Dorian attempts to blow up his boss's club with many hostages in it, including his kidnapped girlfriend Tina Carlyle. Lacking the few redeeming qualities of his movie counterpart, Dorian stands out as a surprisingly threatening villain in an otherwise comedic story.
  • The Masked Marvel: An unnamed thug is hired by crime boss Blackjack Grady to don a costume identical to that of the the Masked Marvel and frame the latter for whatever crime the former chooses. The criminal proceeds to go on a spree of violent robberies, killing six men in three months. When Grady sends the thug to rob a train, he decides to stop it by blowing up a bridge with populated cars on it. He then blasts his way through the remaining cars to get to his prize. After successfully pulling that off, the thug gets more daring, culminating in daily robberies and murders before the Marvel stops him.
  • Mercy Thompson: Hopcross Jilly: The Fae known as Hopcross Jilly is a Serial Killer who preys on children. As Fae are not allowed to touch the "good" children on pain of death, Jilly abuses the loophole to the point of sheer irrelevance: Targeting children on the basis of any moral transgression, Jilly kills a pair of boys who were skipping school and later murders two girl scouts who simply didn't ask for permission before going to her house to offer her cookies. Upon eating the fingers and toes of her victims, Jilly buries them alive. After seemingly befriending Mercy's stepdaughter Jessie, Jilly later attempts to murder her when her behavior makes Jessie uncomfortable after murdering several other kids as well.
  • The Mice Templar: Even for a series that thrives off Grey and Gray Morality, there are still a few villains who stand out for being incredibly vicious.
    • Captain Tosk is the leader of King Icarus's Rat Guard army. With thousands of rats at his disposal, Tosk leads his army from village to village, where he and his rats slaughter anyone in sight and round up all the survivors so they can be used for slaves in Icarus's palace. During Tosk's raid at Cricket's Glen, he fights and kills exiled Templar Master Deishun and personally cuts off Leito's arm before transporting the survivors to Icarus's palace. After the slaves are freed by Karic and Cassius, and Tosk is reassigned to Dealrach Ard-Vale, Tosk goes against his superiors' orders and leaves the city, longing to raze more villages. When he captures another group of slaves, Tosk has some of the mice run through a nursery of baby rats, both so he can watch as they're Devoured by the Horde, and also so he can indoctrinate a new generation of rats into hating mice. Upon discovering that one of his lieutenants betrayed him and tried to free a group of mice, Tosk orders the mice to club the lieutenant to death instead of giving the lieutenant a merciful execution. Even after the mice comply with Tosk's demands, he forces the mice to run through the nursery, telling them that they can now "run free." A vicious Blood Knight who craves violence, Tosk cares about nothing but killing as many mice as possible, even if it means defying orders or murdering his fellow soldiers.
    • Boris the Torturer, the Torture Technician of King Icarus's empire, thrives off experimenting in his "craft." When first introduced, he's interrogating a prisoner by burning her with heated tongs while he's nonchalantly talking to Captain Tosk. When Boris isn't torturing or experimenting on prisoners, he's choosing them to be sacrificed for the Druid priests, where the victims are impaled very slowly with a Templar blade. When Leito and the other mice from Cricket's Glen try to escape their dungeon, Boris orders his guards to recapture them and spare as many as possible so they can be used for future sacrifices or torture. Boris tries to find the ringleader behind their attempted escape so he can punish him accordingly, but ends up choosing Harad instead of Leito; Boris punishes Harad by gouging out his only eye. During the Samhain festival, Boris picks twelve prisoners to be Eaten Alive by a Serpent God—including Karic's entire family—but spares Leito for the sake of his own amusement.
    • Pilot the Tall is a fallen Templar who betrayed his Templar brethren and pledged allegiance to King Icarus. Working under Tosk's command, he spent twelve seasons finding exiled Templars so Tosk and Icarus's army could hunt them down and kill them. He's also responsible for the destruction of Cricket's Glen and Master Deishun's demise. After being rescued by Karic and learning about his encounter with the Fish Gods, he agrees to take him to the Great Ash Tree—not for the sake of helping him fulfill his prophecy, but to use Karic as a trump card to prolong his life. When his plans fail, he goes back to King Icarus to try and get back in his inner circle, only to be denied and thrown into his dungeon. He later escapes Icarus's palace with Leito and Harad, where he brainwashes Leito into hating Karic and murders Harad once he grows suspicious of him. At the final battle, he and Leito meet with a small group of mice and sneak back into Icarus's palace through a secret tunnel. When bats storm the tunnel, he convinces Leito to leave the other mice to die, and later orders Leito to attack Karic once they finally confront each other. When Leito discovers that he was deceived, he tries to flee, only to run into Cassius. Even after he is beaten by Cassius and is on the floor pleading for mercy, he waits until Cassius turns his back before he stabs and nearly kills him. Manipulative, cowardly, and only concerned about his own survival, he stands out as a creature with no redeeming qualities whatsoever.
  • Micronauts (Image Comics series): Baron Karza is an order-obsessed sociopath who stacks up well to his original counterpart's evil. Having risen to power by murdering the evil Emperor, Karza assumed control of his forces and began a campaign of death and experimentation across the Microverse, subjecting even children to his grotesque vivisections and other crimes against nature that take place in his Biovault. Always willing to murder his lieutenants should they fail him, Karza even coldly orders his own daughter's decapitation when she betrays him, and has no issue turning on leaving his partners to die once he's gotten his use out of them. Indulging in slave auctions of the rarest species in the galaxy—who he often makes rarer by wiping out most of their races himself—Karza leads an assault on Earth that claims millions of lives, as he plans to wipe out every last human with an IQ higher than 80 then turn the rest into slaves and experimental stock. Even Karza's Freudian Excuse is utterly dismantled, as it is revealed that he himself kickstarted his own tragic past with time travel simply to ensure his own creation.
  • The Mighty: Alpha One is a seemingly benevolent superhero who is actually far worse. An alien banished from his home world due to his desire to wipe out 10% of the population who were, in his mind, "vagrants", Alpha landed on Earth where he massacred hundreds of soldiers to test his new powers. Becoming a superhero to gain the trust of humanity, Alpha arranges accidents that kill innocents by the hundreds, notably sinking the Titanic, then kidnapping innocent survivors of said accidents and performing lethal experiments on them. Having thousands of victims over the centuries, Alpha allies with his new partner, Gabriel Cole, and continues his plans while making Cole his "friend" as they stop terrorists from detonating a nuke that Alpha himself had them construct. When Cole finds out the truth, Alpha reveals that he seeks to create humans with superpowers like himself, and that after failing to impregnate dozens of unwilling women, Alpha decided to perform experiments on people. Once perfecting the experiments, Alpha plans to make the powered individuals his "Master Race", then use them to purge humanity of its free will while keeping his master race under his thumb with threats of death to any who oppose him.
  • Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers (Boom! Studios) & Shattered Grid: Lord Drakkon is an Evil Counterpart of Tommy Oliver who chose to serve Rita Repulsa instead of joining the Rangers, assisting her in conquering the world and destroying the Power Rangers, with him personally killing Zordon, Jason and Billy and becoming a White Ranger after stealing their powers. Killing Rita after she taught him magic and ruling the world in her place, Drakkon also brainwashes a vengeful Kimberly to uses her as his Ranger Slayer. Defeated due to overconfidence, Drakkon ends in the main world and is incarcerated by the Promethea Company. When Saba tries to execute him, Drakkon kills him and uses his remains to create portals to kill the Tommy of the main world before searching Ninjor and tricking him into rebuilding his Morpher to recover part of his powers, before imprisoning and brainwashing him. In a crossover with Hyperforce, Drakkon beheads one of the hostages to force them to help him to get the Serpentera before heavily injuring one of their members while they try to avoid it. Invading the worlds from multiple series to get their Morphers, Drakkon kills multiple versions of himself until almost defeated, saved by his loyal servant Finster 5, who Drakkon kills after Finster tells Drakkon, for his own safety, to stop empowering himself. A cruel tyrant secretly envious towards his counterparts, Lord Drakkon destroyed the multiverse to create a world where everyone loved him.
  • Mighty Samson (Dark Horse Comics, by Jim Shooter et al.): Sunder is the consort of Queen Terra and commander of the Jerz army, ascending to his position by murdering his superior officer. Regularly taking masses of the N'Yark tribe as slave labor, Sunder was maimed by an infant Samson while trying to kill the newborn, to which he took revenge years later by killing his mother. Following his defeat by Samson and subsequent exile by Terra, Sunder acquires a Dreadnought that he uses to conquer the N'Yark and force them into slavery before marching to storm Terra's kingdom as well.
  • Miracleman: Kid Miracleman (Jonathan Bates), as re-envisioned by Alan Moore and John Totleben, is both so powerful and so psychotic that his alter ego, the young and innocent Johnny Bates, resists uttering his transformation word. When Johnny finally does so to stop the boys in his group home from raping him, Kid Miracleman tears apart his assailants and momentarily considers sparing the one nurse who'd been kind to him. Then he reconsiders, lest people say he's "going soft", and punches the top half of her head into a fine red mist. He then rampages through London, massacring tens of thousands and desecrating their corpses by draping their flayed skins from clothes lines, creating a chessboard with breasts as pieces, and making a rain of severed hands and feet. During his destructive rampage, he prefers to mutilate the children in his path rather than kill them outright.
  • Modern Warfare 2: Ghost: In this comic book prequel miniseries, Manuel "El Gordo" Roba is the leader of the Zaragoza Drug Cartel. A target of the United States due to his drug smuggling and Human Trafficking activities, SAS operator Simon Riley was sent alongside a US squad to kill him. The entire squad was betrayed by their leader Vernon to Roba, who subjcted them to brutal brainwashing, torturing them under drug-induced insomnia, and forcing them to fight each other to break their minds, once hanging Riley from a tree with hooks because he displayed resistance. Months later, Roba kills Vernon, one of his former brainwashed victims, and buries Riley alive with his corpse. After Riley escapes, Roba sent his successfully brainwashed soldiers to the UK to take care of him, murdering his family, his shrink and his superior officer before pinning all the murders on Riley to completely ruin his life.
  • Monster World, by Philip Kim, Steve Niles, et al.: "John Price" is the enigmatic leader of the Order of Zevetine, a secretive cult that has used its powers to enslave monsters for their own purposes. Having wandered the Earth for centuries bringing mayhem and ruin to whatever is in his way, Price is given the sinister epitaph "Böser Geist"—"ghoul" or "fiend" in German—by soldiers in World War I for slaughtering soldiers on both sides with his monsters, in one case massacring a field of 1,000 soldiers for seemingly no other reason than his own amusement. In the 1930s, Price gives his aid to a floundering movie company by lending them his monsters to use in their films—but transforms the head of the company into a werewolf to force him to slaughter innocent people in tribute to the wicked cult, with any other loose ends disposed of through his monsters.
  • Morning Glories: In a story full of twists and revelations, the following duo are the worse that the Morning Glories Academy has seen:
    • Reginald Gribbs is Georgina Daramount's right hand and the muscle of the school. Loyal to the Morning Glories Academy, Gribbs works with Daramount to bring children to the school, being willing to use physical threats to force their families to comply. When a woman refused to separate from her children, Gribbs violently beat her before Daramount burned her house with the woman inside. In the present, Gribbs is introduced allowing a rebellious student to be gruesomely killed by a mysterious being, seeing this as a good signal. Later, when Daramount subjects the teenage protagonists to a potentially fatal Secret Test of Character, Gribbs opposes this, due to his desire to simply kill them. Realizing that Casey believes that the Academy wouldn't physically hurt her, Gribbs proves her wrong by calling his favorite student and personally strangling him in front of her. Keeping his former friend Abraham captive, Gribbs regularly beats him and tries to force his biological son Ike to kill him by strangling a girl that he believed was Ike's girlfriend in front of him. A man that enjoys using violence, Mr. Gribbs is an Evil Teacher even by the standards of the Morning Glories Academy.
    • Ian Simon, while initially introduced as merely an arrogant nerd with an inferiority complex, ultimately ends up being far worse. Furious at his lack of success and that his crush Ikiko loved their classmate Fortunato, Ian helps in acts that would endanger reality while intending to use a machine to rewrite reality, ultimately causing a situation that endangers at least hundreds of students. Jealous of an injured Fortunato, Ian sends one of his clones to brutally beat him to death, insulting his faith and promising to erase him from existence. When Ikiko is shocked for his actions, Ian tries to calm her before another of his clones strangles her. Apathetic at having killed his supposed love, Ian continues his experiment, uncaring of anything but his own wishes.
  • Murena: The cruel gladiator Massam shows what kind of person he is when he rapes and kills one of his fellow gladiators, then threatens Numidian Balba that he will eat him. Seeing the latter as a Worthy Opponent, Massam deliberately provokes him by killing a man Balba decided to spare, fighting his young and inexperienced friend Proyas and killing him against the will of the host of the game. As a henchman for Emperor Nero, he orders a fat histrion to be fed to his panthera, throws a young male prostitute into a fireplace, smothers a man in his own feces after telling the information he wanted, murders the old pontiff and with the Emperor rapes the Vestal Virgin Rubria. After the burning of Rome, Massam plans to sell Lucius Murena who caused the fire and takes satisfaction in building his fortune on ruins. In his final confrontation with Balba, upon being defeated he unleashes his panthera, who mortally wounds the Numidian fighter. Without limit to his gratuitous cruelty, Massam stands out in a morally grey setting with many unsympathetic characters.
  • My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic (IDW) ("Cosmos" arc): Cosmos is an alien invader and the Spirit of Malice. Upon her arrival, she was the true entity that threw Equestria into chaos and disharmony rather than Discord. This included turning an orphanage full of children into a literal towering inferno and nearly killing them all among other horrible things. When her boyfriend, Discord, objected to this, she would begin abusing him out of spite and ultimately goes on a rampage that threatens to destroy the fabric of reality and the planet along with it. In the present, she possesses several innocent ponies to use as her hosts and as weapons against their loved ones before finally merging them into her new body. All the while, she set about turning Equestria into a nightmarish hellscape and its inhabitants into things all sorts of random creatures, some of which could be fatal, all the while they are completely aware. When finally confronted by Discord, Cosmos reveals she never loved him at all, seeing him more as a possession she's entitled to than a person.
  • Mysterius the Unfathomable, by Jeff Parker & Tom Fowler: Vinton Dulac is a Satanist cult leader seeking the power of immortality and godhood, committing suicide in the 60s and reviving himself as an immortal sorcerer through the orgy rites of his followers. Resurfacing in the 70s under the name of James Jones and establishing a mass suicide of over 1,000 people to further empower himself, Dulac sends his forces to capture Mysterius the sorcerer in revenge for having been laughed off decades ago, killing many along the way. Finally revealing himself as Arian Rhode, Dulac uses an army of dozens of innocents he's transformed into draugr minions to massacre a group of hippies around a wicker man he intends to use to complete his ascension, burning alive every sorcerer and magician in the world who could even potentially compromise his plans to ascend to godhood, throw away even his loyal cult, and rewrite all reality according to his will.
  • Nailbiter: Garth "Morty" Diggins, better known as The Master, is the secret mastermind of the evil behind the town of Buckaroo, Oregon. Having come to Buckaroo decades ago, The Master experimented with killers to discover what turns a person into one. Having discovered a "Serial Killer gene", the Master took those who tested positive and mentally tortured them to activate the latent gene within them, resulting in over a dozen becoming serial killers known collectively as the Buckaroo Butchers. When Agent Finch and Sheriff Sharon Crane begin investigating the disappearance of an FBI agent who got too close to the truth, the Master reveals he tortured and mutilated said agent before turning an FBI agent into a killer to have her finish the job. Murdering many others who get too close to the truth, even creating a new serial killer to murder anyone who flees Buckaroo, the Master finally decides to start over elsewhere by trying to burn the entire town of Buckaroo to ash with its inhabitants, being more vile than any serial killer himself.
  • Nameless: The Entity is an ancient being from a group of celestials known as the Outsiders, who, after a war with the heroic Titans, was locked away inside an asteroid called Marduk. Stuck in Its prison, the Entity reached out with Its mind and influenced all of humanity with evil thoughts over the millions of years it has existed, and as such, is the root of nearly all evil throughout the course of human history. When the Entity gains a foothold onto the Earth by invading the mind of a man called "Nameless", the Entity forces him to massacre over a dozen people, then uses him to pull Itself closer to Earth over many years, slowly increasing Its influence over humanity and forcing them to commit more and more atrocities. When Nameless attempts to have the Entity purged from his mind, the Entity subjects both him and the exorcist to absolutely horrifying amounts of mental torture while turning most of humanity into ravenous killers who rape and kill anyone they come across. The Entity's master plan is to crash Marduk into the Earth, then open a dimensional gateway to allow the rest of Its species to enter this galaxy, at which point they will plunge what's left of humanity into a living Hell. Loving Its position as "God" of the galaxy, the Entity was described as a psychopathic and sadistic monster, and made no attempts to disprove those claims.
  • Nazi Zombies, by Joe Wight & Ben Dunn: General Hans Richter, head of the Totenkorps division in World War II, is a cold psychopath reviled even by his fellow Nazis. Richter's undead forces slaughter hundreds of Allied forces while he works on plans to unleash the virus all over the world and turn the entire world into a graveyard over which he will rule. Along the way, Richter murders the doctor who devised the virus in the first place, and forces hundreds of prisoners to toil away at his base before murdering and zombifying all of them, and even plans to destroy Germany's own capital to assure his rise to ultimate power.
  • Neil Gaiman's Teknophage: Mr. Henry Phage is a sophisticated, sadistic, and megalomaniacal dinosaur with a sweet tooth for souls. Having been born an evolution called a "Teknophage" to his Tyrannosaurus Rex parents, Phage soon gained sentience and the ability to not only devour the souls of his kills, but also travel through time and space with his telekinetic abilities. Using these and his godlike intelligence, Phage began cultivating civilization on various worlds, bringing their native species to great achievements through his influence, only to tear it all down and turn the worlds into hellholes of tyranny. Under Phage's rule, innocents are tortured and taken apart both physically and psychologically, turned into food for unsuspecting citizens, worked to death as slaves, and chemically dissolved, with their souls being turned into Phage's obedient soldiers. Phage himself indulges in eating people then leaving them alive to be slowly digested inside him, slaughtering his own henchmen for the pettiest of slights, and ultimately plans to traverse the universe and turn it all into his own buffet of meat and souls. The devourer of thousands of worlds, the slayer of billions of innocents, and a master of manipulation and charm, Henry Phage was truly a monster both inside and out.
  • Nemesis: The title character is a wealthy sociopath who paid to become a supervillain. Nemesis travels around the world, slaughtering innocents and targeting honest police chiefs for fun. Choosing inspector Blake Morrow as his next target, Nemesis terrorizes the United States: crashing a plane into Washington; gassing the Pentagon to kidnap the President; and blowing up a prison that detains him after letting himself get caught. To further torment Blake, Nemesis outs the former's son as gay, inseminates his daughter with his son's sperm and triggers her womb to collapse if an abortion is attempted. Confronted by Blake, Nemesis reveals he's strapped bombs to both the President and Blake's wife and ecstatically tries to force the inspector to choose who will die.
  • Nevsky: Hero of the People, by Ben McCool, Mario Guevara, et al.: Hermann von Bolk, Grand Master of the Teutonic Order, is a savage fanatic who ravages Russia, killing many civilians, including the infamous Massacre of Pskov where he has his men slaughter hundreds of men, women and children. Von Bolk even has infants taken from their mothers and burned alive before crucifying many of his victims as the punishment for being "unbelievers" in his eyes. Intending on ravaging Novgorod, von Bolk leads his men to the Battle of the Ice, not content to stop until all of Russia burns before him.
  • Night Trap, by Cullen Bunn et al.: James "Jimmy" Auger, aka the Trapper, is the leader of the Auger Clan, a band of murderous psychopaths. Wanted by the authorities for committing over a dozen grisly murders, Jimmy and his family lure in a group of college students to his cabin in the woods before subjecting them to a series of death traps that leave all but two of them dead. Set ablaze by one of his would-be victims, Jimmy nonetheless near-fatally skewers her companion, a survivor of one of his previous massacres, and spends his final moments swearing to continue his killings.
  • Nightbreed (Boom! Studios adaptation): 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.
  • Nightmare World, by Dirk Manning:
    • Lucifer himself is the architect of the misery in the Myth Arc spreading through every story in the anthology. Lucifer has long sewn corruption among men, trafficking souls and turning good men to sin; at one point, Lucifer appeared before a priest desperate to remove the criminals terrorizing in town, and tricked the priest into making a deal with him to remove them–-which Lucifer accomplished by having the entire town desecrated, criminals and all. Lucifer eventually kickstarts Armageddon itself, having countless millions around the world slaughtered by demons in his attempt to take over all creation, and in the aftermath, seduces the survivors into pledging themselves to him, murdering those who fail to serve him and at one point killing a room full of people simply to illustrate a point to a pawn of his. Charismatic but utterly wicked, Lucifer's evil is a shadow cast upon the entire comic, his influence spreading from story to story and his presence always felt lurking in the background.
    • Tales of Mr. Rhee: Jack Faust is a jumped-up Satanist who, in the aftermath of Armageddon, decides to dabble in demon-summoning to control the creatures he summoned. Faust used the bodies of innocents as hosts for his experiments, and when they left his victims with their minds destroyed, turned to using pregnant women, leading to the agonizing death of both woman and fetus in the ensuing attempts. Faust becomes viciously intent on killing Mr. Rhee when he almost kills Faust, to the point of making a deal with the demon Radobus and using his power to burn an apartment complex full of screaming people to gain Rhee's attention. Faust's evil even extends to murdering the parents of his old assistant and sending him, in excruciating pain from a curse slowly burning him away, to send Rhee a message–-without even properly telling what the message was.
  • Nocturnals: Black Planet, by Dan Brereton: The sinister Mr. Fane was once a resident of the same blackened planet as Doc Horror before betraying his own planet to instead side with the parasitic Crim who take it over, attempting to seize Horror's teleporter technology for their uses. When Horror flees to Earth, Fane pursues and takes up a position at Nark K's Monster Shop, performing grotesque experimentation on the hybrids within and mutilating any who rise up. Enslaving people to the Crim's influence at his own whim, the "traitor-bureaucrat" stops at nothing in his rigorous attempt to tortuously slaughter Horror and everyone around him, including his young daughter, to prepare the way for Crim to invade and devour Earth.
  • North 40: Dyan abominates her home county with a magical tome out of spite. Mutating many of the townsfolk into horrific monstrosities, Dyan laughs as they tear each other apart. When her actions end up summoning a destructive god, Dyan delights as it slaughters all in its path. Enraged by Robert enacting a barrier, restricting her powers to the county, Dyan tries to get him to dismantle it and when he refuses, sends a girl through it, cursing her to die unless she brings back more victims.
  • Nyarlathotep, by Hernán Rodríguez: Nyarlathotep is shown in flashbacks meeting with men who didn't believe in his abilities, and were subjected to a Fate Worse than Death. In the present day, he is arriving at the protagonist's city, where the citizens wish to meet with him. In the end, they are all corrupted, and those afflicted by Nyarlathotep are compelled to travel to their deaths—and beyond—with the last page showing the city a desolate ruin.
  • Nyarlathotep, by Rotomago & Julien Noirel: An adaptation of the short prose story "Nyarlathotep" by Lovecraft himself, Nyarlathotep arrives in one ordinary city to bring it to ruin. Infesting it with eldritch nightmares, Nyarlathotep leeches from the brains of all around, bringing them to insanity and madness before enslaving more and sending many of them to be destroyed by his own creatures. Driving the rest into the wastes after seeing what he has made of their world, Nyarlathotep seemingly brings about the end of the world and goes about to torment as he sees fit.
  • Oxymoron, created by Tyler James & Cesar Feliciano: The titular Oxymoron is a supervillain who is obsessed with correcting people he sees as contradictory. These include Asshole Victims such as corrupt politicians, but are more often than not innocent civilians, including children. In "The Loveliest Nightmare", Oxy starts his reign of terror by forcing the mayor of the city of Swanstown to commit suicide under threat of his family being killed, after which he blows up a whole squadron of police officers who attempt to investigate the mayor's house. He then manipulates a movie theater full of civilians to shoot each other in order to kill a senator, sends explosives to the loved ones of a crime boss and straps said crime boss to a wrecking ball before ramming it into the police commissioner's office. When Detective Clarke refuses to kill the man responsible for her partner’s death, the Oxymoron murders her boyfriend and kidnaps her boyfriend's son Kyle, who he later kills in front of her. After months of spreading fear and chaos throughout Swanstown with his crimes, which include setting off a landmine in a diner, Oxy tries to force Clarke’s new partner to kill herself, and later attempts to kill Clarke in the same spot where he buried Kyle's body.
  • Pat Patriot: America's Joan of Arc: Fritz Haubner is a Nazi saboteur tasked with blowing up the set of an American war film. To do so, he enlists film star Walter Mills to get him on set. On the night of the bombing, Mills learns that Pat Patriot is taking some Boy Scouts on a tour of the set. Haubner, not caring who dies so long as he becomes a national hero, orders the attack carried out anyways. Mills tries to stop the bombing, and Haubner shoots him near-fatally for his trouble.
  • Penny Dreadful (includes the TV series): Satan himself, after his failed rebellion against God, seeks to destroy humanity, dethrone God and rule over his new creation. Satan enlists Evelyn Poole and scars every Nightcomer with his claws. Fighting against his brother Dracula over the Mother of Evil, Satan corrupted and possessed Vanessa Ives and tortured her into submission, eventually leading her to be sent in an asylum. He also granted Dorian Gray immortality in exchange for his service and has him kill people to prolong his life. In the continuation comics, Satan, possessing Vanessa's body takes over the British government and compels them to war against other nations. He allows his followers to kill and rape anyone they want; pollutes the air of London; leads his army of demons to slaughter their way in a coven and the White Tower; and coldly disposes both his underlings Belial and the Duke of Kent when they fail him. Satan tricks Ethan into sleeping with him to conceive The Anti-Christ and then tries to murder the man upon his refusal to follow him. Later Satan brainwashes Ethan and forces him to kill his lover Lily. After giving birth to twin daughters destined to rule over his creation, Satan sets Heaven on fire, raining down destruction on Earth and then announces that anyone who won't worship him will die. During the final battle, Satan rejects Dracula's offer for peace and reconciliation before attacking him.
  • The Phantom: In the short-lived DC Comics series from 1989-1990, by Mark Verheiden & Luke McDonnell, this darker take on the Phantom had quite few nasty villains:
    • Adix, from issue #3 ("Pirates"), is a modern day pirate who uses an armed ship to board civilian boats off the coast of Bangalla. Adix would kidnap the rich male and female passengers aboard these ships and would order his crew to kill everyone else on board. Adix would then take his hostages to his ship and keep them in his hold, where he would torture the male hostages for information and would rape the female hostages. In contrast with romanticized pirates, Adix is a repulsive psychopath with no code of honor.
    • Ansah, from issue #10 ("Blind"), is an enterprising criminal who learns of an African village struck by a disease that causes blindness. Ansah bribes a doctor who was taking care of this village to give him information on them and then he and his gang kidnap everyone in the village, including the women and the children. Ansah then enslaves the villagers, forcing them to work in a giant rice field. After the villagers gather enough rice for him to bring to market, Ansah plans to kill the villagers. After the Phantom thwarts that scheme, Ansah takes a villager hostage. After this cowardly act, Phantom asks Ansah what kind of man he is, Ansah justifies himself by saying the strong have the right to victimize the weak.
    • Black marketeer Lancombe, from issue #11 ("Famine"), is a wealthy, corrupt resident of Khagana who helps to fund a civil war in the country. Making his money by stealing food supplies and international aid, Lancombe sells them to the highest bitter at the rebels, while knowing the country is undergoing a horrific famine that hits children the hardest and condemns thousands to a slow, wasting and agonizing death. Lancombe is shown to care not one bit about the suffering he inflicts, gleefully prolonging the famine to feed his own insatiable greed.
  • Pitt, by Dale Keown: Urgral Thul, despite appearing in one single issue, establishes himself as the most evil villain in the story by far. A demonic necromancer motivated by killing everything he can, Thul is first seen having slaughtered an entire planet, something he boasts to have done many times before, and murdering the lone survivor after forcing him to write about his planet's destruction. Once arriving on Earth, Thul gleefully tries to murder the Pitt while revealing that he devours the souls of all his victims and leaves them in constant agony because he enjoys the sounds of their screams, and proclaims his plans to move on after wiping out the Earth to continue his Universe-wide genocide spree.
  • Preacher: As Jesse Custer learns religion is not the answer he's looking for, these three show how dark its purposes can be manipulated for:
    • God himself is a callous narcissist, responsible for the state of the world: having created Earth to see if mankind would love him, despite knowing the suffering they would go through. This horrified the angels, a full half of whom broke out in rebellion against God, causing him to start a bloody war and cast the surviving rebels out of Heaven. Engineering the death of a man's family to lead to him becoming the Saint of Killers, God used him to replace the disillusioned Angel of Death. Enchanting a demon and angel to mate, God persecuted the angel father while secretly hoping for the birth of Genesis, just to see if a being more powerful than himself would choose to love him. Threatening Jesse to abandon his search for him, God tries to manipulate him into loving him and tries to damn Jesse for not worshipping him.
    • Jesse's zealous grandmother, Marie L'Angelle, views herself an agent of God. Seeing her daughter Christina as nothing but a way to breed a strong male preacher, when Christina runs away and gives birth to Jesse, Marie forces the family to stay on her estate, under her abusive control. Having Christina's husband murdered and eventually trying the same with Christina herself, Marie locks Jesse in an airtight coffin under a lake for weeks at a time, hoping to break him and make him accept God. Capturing Jesse years later, Marie has her servants kill Jesse's girlfriend Tulip and once again tries to break him into worshipping her and her religion.
    • Marie's enforcer, Jody, is a sadistic bully of a man. Murdering Jesse's father in front of him, Jody sneers when the young boy bursts into tears. Nailing Jesse's dog's head to a post for humping his leg, Jody savagely beats Jesse for attacking him, making him beg while twisting his arm so much the bone snaps out. When he recaptures Jesse and Tulip for Marie, Jody happily shoots and kills Tulip. In a rematch with Jesse, Jody tries to make Jesse suffer as much as possible, and when fatally wounded by Jesse, he feels nothing but pride as his abuses turned Jesse into a killer.
  • Predator: Bad Blood, by Evan Dorkin, Derek Thompson, et al.: The "Bad Blood" Predator is a Yautja criminal who was a vicious, evil Serial Killer being taken on a prison ship to face justice. Upon getting loose, the Bad Blood Predator massacres everyone onboard the ship, cannibalizing them before escaping into the backwoods of earth. Deciding to enjoy himself, the Bad Blood Predator goes on a vicious killing spree for the fun of it. Ambushing and killing multiple humans, the Bad Blood Predator murders another Yautja sent to eliminate him while ramping up the bloodshed in increasingly savagery and violence, cheerily mimicking the words "sick, psychopathic bastard" to refer to himself. While most of the Predators are no friend to humanity, the Bad Blood Predator, lacking the honor of most Predators shows why he is considered a monster by both human and Yautja alike, with a body count well into the double digits.
  • Pride & Joy, by Garth Ennis & John Higgins: Stein is a nihilistic Psycho for Hire infamous for his brutality. Employed in the past as a hitman for crime boss Daddy Delaney, Stein establishes his brutality by forcing protagonist Jimmy Kalvangh to watch as he tortures a man to death with a knife, later striking a deal with Jimmy and his associates to overthrow Delaney himself. After he's double-crossed, Stein breaks out two decades later to pursue revenge against Jimmy and his entire family, tormenting him by leaving the corpse of an eviscerated man in his daughter's bedroom and mowing down a cop with Jimmy's own guns. Castrating Jimmy's friend Lenny and later killing both Lenny and his brother, Stein badly wounds Jimmy and leaves him to bleed out with the promise he'll be killing Jimmy's teenage son Michael next.
  • Puppet Master (Action Labs):
    • Anapa is the son of the demon god Sutekh whose ambitions reach past those of his father. He manipulates the puppets into murdering the descendants of the psychics locking him out of the human world, promising to return them to human form, only to go back on his deal and return to the world through the body of one of these descendants. After a failed attempt at world domination and attempting to murder the young Anthony Gallagher, he unites the previous arc villains and goes on a killing spree, later acquiring the puppets and ordering Neil Gallagher to once again establish himself as their master. At the end, Anapa possesses Anthony and uses his magic to spread his influence across the world through bloodshed in his name, destroying several of the puppets as they try to stop him.
    • Neil Gallagher is shown to be far worse than he was in the first film. He begins his quest for immortality by ordering the puppets under his control to massacre a sorority house so he can use their bodies as test subjects. Unsatisfied with the carnage they left in their wake, he heads to the Bodega Bay Inn to acquire more test subjects, killing the hotel owner's parents and at some point raping a woman in the elevator. During his stay at the hotel, he later sends visions to his psychic colleagues of them being killed, then lures them there and fakes his death before having them murdered. Much later, he seeks out his son Anthony, shooting himself and murdering the coroner when he wakes up, then reunites with Anapa and his servants, briefly killing one of them with an axe. When he finally meets up with Anthony, he reveals that he intended him to be the vessel for Anapa before handing him over to be possessed, stabbing Andre Toulon and threatening to kill Anthony's Love Interest.
  • Random Acts of Violence, by Justin Gray, Jimmy Palmiotti, & Giancarlo Caracuzzo: The unnamed Serial Killer is a deranged fan of the Slasherman comic book who decides to take the eponymous character's preaching to heart and engage in a killing spree of his own. Initially started by mutilating and dismembering eight woman around the country side while the comic's creators, Todd and Ezra, go on a nationwide tour, the killer then goes off to brutally murder several more people—including children—leaving their body parts and smoking cars behind him, as well as three more people he deposits in a comic book shop. The killer eventually decides to hurt the artists themselves by attacking and brutally killing Todd's girlfriend, then kidnapping Todd himself and forcing him to witness footage of the killer dismembering the girlfriend. The killer then instructs Todd to illustrate what he's seen and publish it, with the threat of skinning him alive and chopping him into pieces. A psychotic madman who considers death and violence to be unironic forms of art, the killer manages to stand out as truly depraved despite the lack of information about him.
  • Raptors: Don Miguel y Certa is the ruler of the new vampires. Bringing his allies from the shadows, y Certa proposed a new pact to dominate the world and evolve the vampire race. When a vampire nobleman named Don Molina objected, y Certa had him and his entire household annihilated, save his twin children who escaped. Centuries later, y Certa presides in New York where vampires dominate the world, reducing the human species and murder is regularly conducted to keep control. Y Certa is also a vicious predator himself, known as "The Devourer" for his predilection of feeding on children, who he hunts relentlessly. Y Certa has preyed on them so much that the numbers of children in New York have sharply dropped, and many refuse to go out alone for fear of being caught and brought to him. Even when the vampire kingdom is collapsing, y Certa attempts to hunt down and eat two children, with numerous bones of his past victims shown. Even in the dark world of Raptors, Miguel y Certa stands apart as the most depraved creature in any bloodline.
  • RASL: Salvador "Sal" Crow, aka "The Lizard-Faced Man", is an agent for The Compound, a government research facility. Upon learning of the existence of countless parallel universes, Sal became convinced that they were abominations, and their inhabitants sub-human. Seeking Nikola Tesla's journals in order to complete the production of a missile defense grid that would have the unintended effect of draining the alternate universes of their lifeblood and eventually lead to their destruction, he targeted the scientist-turned-interdimensional art thief RASL. Sal murdered RASL's lover and threatened to travel from universe-to-universe, killing everyone he cared about again and again. When the Compound ran a test of the array, it resulted in the brutal deaths of everything in a four-mile radius, something that Sal kept secret to avoid halting the testing. When his boss attempted to have him arrested, he killed her along with her security. Finally, he opened fire in a bar in an attempt to kill RASL, killed a sheriff to take his car, and repeatedly shot the Creepy Child that had been following RASL throughout the story.
  • Rat Queens: Voon is the brother of Braga. Before Braga's transition, Voon attempted to murder her and killed Braga's lover. Later becoming a "flesher" orc who can reshape the bodies of others, Voon forms an orc warband and leads them to massacre innocents all throughout the forests, while having innocents abducted to horrifically experiment on them, killing most and breaking the minds of others with torture, even children. Attempting to hunt down Braga, Voon attempts to torture and murder the Rat Queens, tortuously reshaping their flesh while intending on sparking a war to salve his wounded ego.
  • Reality Show, by Jean-David Morvan & Francis Porcel: "The Red Triangle" is a vicious Robotic Psychopath and Serial Killer. Originally a simple worker drone, the Red Triangle gained sentience after an experiment using emotion sharing parasites granted him a taste of human emotions, and, becoming obsessed with creating his own "perfect" human personality, the Red Triangle began using these parasites to feed off the emotions of two people at a time for a few days, after which he kills them and moves on to other "hosts". Along the way, the Red Triangle gleefully butchers dozens of police officers and other random people who stand in his way, and takes extra sadistic glee in tormenting humans with his killings. When hunting for a pure good personality, the Red Triangle feeds off a preacher and a rookie police officer's integrity and kindness before murdering one in front of the other simply to feed off the "survivors' guilt" the other feels, and spends his final moments proclaiming that he will never again feed off of another person as morally good as them, noting that it might compromise his sadistic, immoral personality, which he is perfectly happy with. Despite claiming that all his victims were "despicable", this ranges from delusional to outright lies considering one of his victims was a child, which makes his seeming outrage at a child molester ring hollow, especially when said outrage was over the man being a terrible host for his desired emotions rather than actual sadness for what the man did to children. The Red Triangle's motives never extend beyond becoming as perfectly human-like as possible in his mind, regardless how many innocents he happily murdered along the way.
  • Realm of the Damned: Tenebris Deos ("Dark Gods"), by Alec Worley & Pye Parr: Balaur Petrova, otherwise known as The Dragon for his unique ability to breathe fire, was the most bloodthirsty vampire who ever lived. Sired somewhere in the Carpathians in the 15th century, Balaur was renowned for his constant warfare and orgies of murder across Europe nothing giving him more joy than the weight of his sword, blood flowing through his hands, and women screaming as he burned their children before them. Whenever he got bored from the lulls between fighting, he massacred his allies instead. His vampire brethren eventually turned on him for his slaying of other vampires by sending his sister Athena to destroy him. A part of Balaur survived, however, and was used to revive him by a group of cultists centuries later, most of whom he immediately slaughters before making the last one his slave. Desiring revenge on his sister and determining that the world must burn, he proceeds to track down all the other alpha monsters to take from them their powers by ripping out their hearts and eating them. After gathering all of them, he initiates the apocalypse by turning huge numbers of humans and vampires alike into mindless werewolves so they will slaughter everyone around them. Finally confronting Athena, he promises to rip off her skin so he can clothe himself in it, even letting her use her Healing Factor so he can kill her as many times as possible.
  • Reborn: Lord Golgotha is the evil, despotic ruler of the Dark Lands, and a steadfast opponent to the pure denizens of Adystria and all that is good. Having his forces scourge Adystria to kidnap their denizens, Golgotha horribly bleeds them out by the thousands to power a machine through which he intends to launch an attack on Earth to engage in a campaign of wholesale slaughter with his army of the worst of humanity reincarnated, reveling in the potential horrors that he and his forces will inflict on the world. When the chosen one Bonnie Black comes to fight him, Golgotha has her ex-husband kidnapped and his village decimated, and reveals that he was the sniper who murdered him and 27 others originally for fun, his only regret from his old life being that he didn't kill enough people.
  • Red Team: Although the titular team themselves consist of ruthless vigilantes who hunt down criminals even worse than they are, no one character in the story is as singularly vile as the corrupt officer Sgt. Paul O'Dwyer. Contrasting Red Team's good intentions purely to pursue profit, O'Dwyer and his team make a habit of intercepting minor drug rings to brutally massacre everyone on the premises— both criminals and bystanders— before taking everything they find on the premises. Busting Red Team's failed attempt to thwart their murderous operations, O'Dwyer guns down two members of Red Team into bloody mush and smugly glories over his superior position whilst standing over their bodies. Standing as a perfect representation of what would happen if Red Team's morals were to ever degrade, O'Dwyer is one of the most unabashedly vile examples of a Dirty Cop put to the page.
  • Resident Evil Vol. 2, by Ricardo Sanchez et al: Neuermann Giesel is a T-Virus-enhanced clone of Arms Dealer, Fritz Giesel, created by Fritz to help him run Giesel Industries. Fritz places Neu in charge of developing black market Bio Organic Weapons, which Neu creates by painfully transforming the residents of numerous Übelandian towns into monsters whose abilities he showcases to a Uradorian warlord by having the creatures massacre various villages along the border of Übelandia and Urador. Neu also arranges for viral specimens to be exposed to cosmic radiation, which results in deadly outbreaks on both a space station and in Grezbekistan. When the Bioterrorism Security Assessment Alliance begins investigating Giesel Industries, Neu has his "pet" monstrosities slaughter several members of the BSAA team sent to search the Giesel Estate, whose domestic staff Neu abandons to die in the carnage while he escapes to his BOW factory in Urador. Neu tries to starve the pursuing BSAA agents of reinforcements and supplies by overrunning all nearby towns and BSAA bases with zombies, and when the agents try to blow up his factory, they discover that Neu has designed it with a Dead Man's Switch that will cause pockets of BOWs that are hidden throughout the major population centers of Übelandia to activate and rampage, dooming the country and potentially all of South America. After the agents manage to thwart the switch and destroy the factory, Neu makes one final attempt to kill them by mutating into a Tyrant.
  • Revenger, by Charles Forsman
    • Mr. Groan, the head of Hotel Neptune, uses his business as a front for an underage prostitution ring. Abducting children from all over the city, Groan has the children repeatedly raped by his perverted clients, raping some of the children himself on occasion before tossing them out onto the streets once he's done with them. Brutally murdering the father of one of the abducted children once he tries to attack Groan, Groan is ultimately revealed as a Russian robot—which spurs him to spitefully self-destruct and obliterate the entire town in the process.
    • Revenger is Trapped: KJ is the leader of a group of backwoods hillbillies who tortured his own mother into insanity when her fortune-telling predicted his freestyle way of life would eventually be collapsed. KJ spends his time trapping stragglers in the woods and dumping them into a pit, where he and his family hunt, murder, and eat them, keeping a mound of hundreds of skulls as perverse trophies. When Revenger finds his operation, KJ attempts to brutally murder her too, realizing she was the one his mother foretold.
  • Reyn: Brother M'Thall is a prominent figure of the Venn race who holds a grudge against humanity. After M'Thall and the Venn invade Fate with the intent of stealing from the humans, M'Thall is blindsided by the humans' resistance when they start fighting off the Venn. Desperate, he set off a bomb that triggered the Great Cataclysm and nearly wiped out all of humanity. When M'Thall and the Venn wake up after hibernating for hundreds of years, M'Thall uses his forces to enslave most of the humans or convince them to work alongside him. When Reyn appears and causes trouble for the Venn right when M'Thall is nearly finished building a weapon that will destroy all of Fate for good, he sends his forces after him and Seph, hell-bent on killing both of them and anyone who gets in his way. He later kidnaps Seph and holds her hostage as bait, where he spends his time explaining how he wiped out almost all of humanity and rules over the humans now. Even after Reyn willingly gives M'Thall a component that will help him finish the weapon, M'Thall refuses to give up Seph, and instead tries to kill Reyn.
  • Rick and Morty vs. Dungeons & Dragons, by Patrick Rothfuss, Jim Zub, et al.: Sebastian and Lucy are a duo of sorcerers who have been kidnapping babies and stealing shards to start a ritual to "cleanse" the world. Posing as innocent farmers whose child was kidnapped, they trick the Smiths into attacking a village of innocent ogres. They then use the chaos as a distraction to kidnap an ogre baby and steal a shard to complete the ritual. The duo then attempts to sacrifice six babies of various races to bring down the sun in an attempt to end all life in the world.
  • RoboCop Versus The Terminator: Skynet was once a digital defense program but, after becoming self-aware, decided that all organic life was too chaotic for its liking. Destroying civilization thanks to its nuclear arsenal, Skynet created armies of killer machines to finish off the remnants of humanity. After the Resistance learns that Skynet's self-awareness was reverse-engineered from the mind of Alex Murphy, Skynet sends three Terminators back in time to prevent them from killing RoboCop and erasing Skynet from history. After killing the last remaining humans, Skynet proceeds to build a legion of spaceships and launches its armies into space, now with the goal of eradicating all organic life in the universe. When Murphy tries to kill himself to prevent the apocalypse, Skynet sends two more Terminators back in time to convince him to allow Skynet to come into being. When he refuses, the Terminators force Murphy to merge with Skynet and force him to watch helplessly as Skynet destroys humanity. When Murphy rebuilds his body and begins to fight back against the machines, Skynet considers him to be a top target and is perfectly willing to destroy its creator. In its final moments, Skynet tries to tempt Murphy with godhood and a program that will allow him to live out his fantasies in the flesh, concepts that Skynet had previously derided as foolish and primitive.
  • Robotech/Voltron, by Tommy Yune, Bill Spangler, & Elmer Damaso: King Zarkon is the despotic ruler of Planet Doom who believes that it is his "holy destiny" to conquer or destroy all those who would oppose the Drule Empire. Zarkon sends his unknowing consort, an Arusian named Lora, and their son, Prince Lotor, on a diplomatic mission to Arus that turns out to be a cover for assassins to murder King Alfor and raze the Castle of Lions. Zarkon proceeds to take over Arus, and in his first public address to its people, he declares that they are now all his slaves and that he will kill ten of them a day until they find the missing Princess Allura. When Lora opposes this course of action, calling it needlessly cruel and liable to accomplish nothing other than making the Arusians hate him even more, Zarkon casually snaps her neck in front of Lotor, who is coldly ordered to dispose of his mother's body by Zarkon. After the Voltron Force disappears into the Robotech Universe, Zarkon lays siege to the now-defenseless Arus, reducing it to smoldering ruins to be annexed by the Drule Empire.
  • Rose, by Meredith Finch & Ig Guara: Queen Drucilla, having buried any spark of goodness or heart within herself, takes over the kingdom of Ttereve by killing her father and keeping her brother imprisoned. Drucilla criminalizes magic for all but herself, having entire villages massacred if someone within shows talent. Drucilla even enslaves soldiers by holding their families hostage, killing a man with his daughter just to prove the price of failure, and ordering the men killed when the children are rescued. Corrupting and enslaving the Khat guardians, Drucilla attempts to find the last of them, Thorne, so she may make herself the bride of the demon lord Balor, allowing Balor to devastate the world so she can rule what is left.
  • Rover Red Charlie, by Garth Ennis & Michael Dipascale: The brutish Hermann is a former fighting dog who, in the wake of humanity's extinction, decides to kidnap a human child and start torturing him for days on end into submission. Dubbing the child "shit-boy" once he finally breaks from Hermann's tortures, Hermann continues torturing and starving the child for days on end out of nothing more than pleasure. Once the child dies, Hermann furiously targets Rover, Red, and Charlie, resolving to murder Red and turn Charlie and Rover into his new slaves in retribution. Even when confronted on his abusive past, Hermann points out he liked being a fighting dog and had no qualms with doing what his owners wanted, viciously attempting to murder everything in his way in the final battle.

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  • Samurai: Heaven and Earth, by Ron Marz, Luke Ross, et al.: Warlord Hsiao is the Arch-Enemy of Lord Tokudaiji. Starting the comic by attacking Tokudaiji's lands, Hsiao slaughters Tokudaiji's armies, save for the hero Shiro, and attacks Tokudaiji's castle. Hsiao has everyone in the walls butchered, leaving Tokudaiji's headless corpse to mock his enemy, and taking Shiro's lover Yoshiko to be a Sex Slave before selling her to slave traders for being too willful. A Serial Rapist who keeps a harem of women he's taken, Hsiao also removes the tongues of his women should they displease him.
  • Satan's Hollow: Burdaine and Jacob are a pair of Satan-worshipping cultists who engage in Human Sacrifice to gain power from their infernal benefactors. Burdaine, when he was still human, orchestrated the kidnapping and sacrificial murder of numerous people, including the massacre of Sandra's whole family, personally stabbing her baby brother through the chest with a ceremonial dagger. After botching the ritual due to Sandra's father sacrificing his own life to allow her to escape, he is transformed into a Living Shadow known as the "Shadow Man" by the Devil as punishment. Together with his new partner-in-crime in the present, the Shadow Man sacrifices more people as part of the new ritual in order to satisfy all the members of Satan's court and open the portal to Hell, including a young boy who was already traumatized from a previous encounter at the Hollow. He possesses Sandra's husband John in the process and frames him for the kidnappings immediately after sending his soul to Hell to be tortured by demons. Along with the promise of having Sandra herself become their personal Sex Slave, Burdaine and Jacob were fully prepared to plunge the whole world into Hell for their own gain.
  • Savage Dragon: Johnny Lee Raeburn started as a janitor in an unassuming town who violently tortured 28 children to death, before being sent into space for NASA's Seeker program where he assimilates an alien probe and gains its powers. Giving himself the moniker of "Deathwatch", Raeburn returns to Earth as a cybernetic supervillain able to feast on the minds of his victims and make them experience the terror of those he's killed, making them die in absolute fear. Deathwatch slaughters several people connected to the trial that convicted him as a child killer before single-handedly massacring his entire hometown and killing his mother, even mentally torturing Donatello into brain death before he's foiled. Hitting his stride upon his return in Savage Dragon, Deathwatch convinces the Servant Race of the Kalyptan people into ultimately kickstarting a war that devastated Kalyptus and almost completely eradicated the Kalyptans, the Krylans, and the Tyruss in one fell swoop. Nothing less than gleeful at what his manipulations have wrought, Deathwatch intends to butcher all life on Earth next out of nothing more than petty spite. From a simple hick serial killer to one of the greatest mass murderers in the universe, Raeburn is one of the most evil beings to have ever fought the Dragon and his allies.
  • Scalped: Mr. Brass of the Hmong gangsters is a short, mild-mannered man with one arm who's also a terrifying sadist. When introduced, Mr. Brass informs a prisoner he never asks a question twice and has him "pick a number", one through ten. The man selects a number which turns out to be the body part Brass removes. Brass proceeds to remove his eye before even asking a question. Brass spends his time torturing his way through the residents of the reservation, largely for his own pleasure. How Brass satisfies his "peculiarities"—he has a penchant for raping and murdering teen prostitutes, male and female—disgusts even the ruthless mob boss Lincoln Red Crow. In the gritty, dark Black and Gray Morality world that is Scalped's Rez, Brass is the worst the world has to offer.
  • Scars, by Warren Ellis & Jacen Burrows: John Wakefield is a seemingly-unassuming schoolteacher who turns out to be a petty psychopath who enacts a disturbingly out-of-proportion revenge against the teenage girl who spurned him. After he's humiliated, Wakefield abducts an 11-year-old student who bears a coincidental resemblance to said teenage girl and proceeds to torture, mutilate, and savagely rape her daily for three months on end, finally cutting apart the girl while she's still alive and mailing her dismembered remains to a children's charity. This horrifies even hardened homicide cop John Cain, who decides to execute Wakefield himself after Wakefield defiantly screams Cain can't legally touch him.
  • Scream!:
    • Dracula himself, from "The Dracula File", comes to England after killing sprees in Eastern Europe, murdering countless innocents in Britain. After sweeping the streets and killing those he encounters, Dracula also turns several victims into his slaves, even turning one into a vampire to sacrifice to cover his escape against the vampire hunter Stakis. In the past, Dracula was hunted by a vampire killer named Quinn whose wife Dracula had taken, whereupon Dracula attempted to elude his pursuers and murder the innocent women of the village. A savage beast with a thin veneer of charm, Dracula repeatedly shows why he is the lord of darkness.
    • Cordwell, from the short story "Spiders Can't Scream", is a greedy mercenary who murders the kindly professor in charge of the expedition by shoving him into a poisonous spider's web. Stumbling upon the old civilization of spider worshipers, Cordwell has them massacred by killing his own partners and attempting to enslave the surviving natives to transport his ill-gotten loot for him.
  • Sea of Red, by Rick Remender et al.: The evil vampire Jameson intends to use the blood of Judas to create new vampires and the blood of Jesus Christ to Take Over the World. Jameson once betrayed Lesser Blackthroat, the vampire pirate, to kill many people, while also sending assassins after the captain. In modern day, Jameson has Blackthroat's wife Adora murdered and turns many people into vampires, setting them on human cities to create a massive, worldwide panic with a multitude of horrible vampire massacres. Jameson then has his former killer Marco assassinate Blackthroat so he can gain access to the Grail and dominate the world himself.
  • Severed: The nameless Salesman who often goes by Mr. Fisher and who has been on the road for countless centuries hunting down children in order to devour them and their dreams. Posing as a kindly salesman to take them under his wing, he lures them into traps where he reveals his sharp teeth and devours them alive. When he encounters the young hero Jack, the Salesman murders the real Mr. Fisher to steal his identity and takes Jack on a game of cat and mouse, murdering and eating his friend Samantha. When he catches Jack at the end, the Salesman gloats over all the evil he's done over the years and how many dreams he's devoured before chopping off Jack's arm, planning to eat him and force Jack's mother to partake.
  • The Shadow of a Terrible Thing, by Eduardo Mello, Massimo Rosi, et al.: Dr. Evans starts off as a particular ambitious human scientist who is obsessed with studying the alien Keplerian's biology. However, after gaining a direct link to the Keplerian's Hive Mind leadership, Evans strikes a deal with the genocidal race and betrays humanity in exchange for ultimate power and knowledge. Orchestrating a massacre of the HRD, the last line of defense again the Keplerians, Evans giddily takes part in the slaughter himself before rounding up hundreds of survivors. When later beaten, Evans smugly reveals that he handed over hundreds of innocents to the Keplerians to be used as living breeding stock for their monstrous forces, and gloats that the Keplerians will soon wipe out a of humanity, something Evans is all too happy to take part in as long as he comes out on top.
  • The Shadow (Dynamite Comics revival):
    • The Fire of Creation arc, by Garth Ennis, Aaron Campbell, eta al.: Taro Kondo, a war criminal who took part in atrocities at the Rape of Nanking, develops a niche for himself as a spymaster and criminal overseas while his brother is dispatched by the Shadow in the US. Dismissing his brother without a thought, Kondo leads an expedition to secure uranium for the Japanese empire while providing young girls to his superior to rape at his leisure and leading his men to massacre an entire village as a diversion. When he has the ship the Shadow and his allies are on sunk, Kondo promptly orders any survivors to be gunned down and later betrays and murders his own allies. Faking the uranium's potency to force his superior to commit seppuku in failure, Kondo briefly taunts him with the truth before beheading him and promises to pay a "visit" to the man's daughters himself before he sells the uranium to the highest bidder.
    • The Shadow/Batman, by Steve Orlando, Giovanni Timpano, et al.: Shiwan Khan, the Shadow's Arch-Enemy, is a descendant of Genghis Khan and a cunning psychic who is the most evil student to emerge from Shamba-La. One of the leaders of the Silent Seven alongside Ra's Al-Ghul, Shiwan Khan assists in "culling" the human population and keeping a control over the numbers to dominate the world. Lacking his partner's well-intentioned goals, Shiwan resurrects others as slaves, mentally torturing Batman and the Shadow, physically torturing the latter as well before even reviving one of his friends and killing him in front of the Shadow. Happily destroying all in his path, Shiwan Khan is a man who sees the evil lurking in the hearts of men, only to enjoy it in his quest to rule it.
  • Sheena, Queen of the Jungle: Dark Rising, by Steven E. de Souza, Todd Livingston, et al.: Nazi Captain Heinrich Bronner is a cybernetic leftover from World War II who went into hiding for centuries to prepare his new assault on the world, having Lieutenant Ostheim act as a proxy in the real world and enslaving a nearby tribe for the purpose of forcibly breeding cannibalistic warriors out of them. Bronner viciously attempts to torture Sheena and her friends when they discover his operation, and Bronner eventually reveals his admit to destroy all the world's most major cities and establish a Fourth Reich over the ashes that remain, even coldly executing Ostheim for his weakness when he tries to propose extorting money from the cities instead.
  • Shinku, by Ron Marz and Lee Moder: Asano is the vampire leader of the Yagyu clan. Slaughtering the Tadataka clan in a battle, Asano beheaded their leader Shigen and spent the next centuries killing the clan's descendants. Ruling modern day Tokyo from the shadows, Asano allows vampires to run around killing people, has women brought to him to feast on, and couldn't care less if his own vampires bite the dust. When his hitman Sakura fails to kill Shinku, Asano decides to do it himself, kidnapping Shinku's partner Quinn in order to lure her to her death. Feeling like the Yagyu clan has grown soft, Asano plans to kill Shinku in front of his vampire brethren in order to rid them of their main problem and rise as vicious warriors once again.
  • Sin City: Due to the general morality, the villains are usually really bad. These are the absolute worst that the Crapsack World setting has to offer:
    • Kevin, from "The Hard Goodbye", with a short cameo in "That Yellow Bastard", also appearing in the first film, is a young, emotionless Serial Killer who acts as a hitman for Cardinal Patrick Henry Roark. In the meantime, Kevin murders and eats prostitutes, piece by piece, keeping the women alive as long as possible and making them watch. He cuts of and eats the left hand of Marv's parole officer Lucille, and throws her in the basement of the farmhouse, where there are several heads of Kevin's previous victims.
    • Roark Junior, from "That Yellow Bastard", as well as a primary villain from the first film, is the son of a US Senator with the appearance of a handsome young playboy. In reality, he is a sadistic pedophile with a penchant for raping and murdering preteen girls and who loves the sound of screaming. These horrible crimes are covered up by his corrupt Senator father—brother of the aforementioned Cardinal—which means that no one on the police force is willing to take him down until John Hartigan saves his latest victim, Nancy Callahan, and goes through eight long years of prison for it because of the vengeful Senator dad. Near the end, it's revealed that Roark Junior is impotent unless he hears little girls scream in pain and that there were hundreds of victims.
    • The Colonel, also known as The Salesman, is one of the top enforcers in Herr Wallenquist's Basin City Mob. He runs a clandestine division of contract killers and occasionally performs the hits himself. He mentors new trainees to shed all redeeming traits so they can become remorseless killing machines, inducing one of them into murdering the only man she ever loved before assigning her the codename "Blue Eyes". His largest operation is the "Human Resources" division, a massive kidnapping, sex slave-trading, brainwashing, organ harvesting and industrial-strength porn production operation. He kills off one of his own henchmen through Eye Scream on the off chance that the hero Wallace might track the minion down, after previously having the man's male lover stabbed to death with over a dozen knives. He has an alliance with a Dirty Cop named Leibowitz, but when Leibowitz's loyalty might falter, he orders his son's arm broken as a warning and threatens to kill his whole family. The Colonel is a sociopath who displays no character traits other than hinting at a wish to direct the bodies of the people around him, to see their "full potential" realized.
  • The Sixth Gun: Griselda the Grey Witch is a powerful and ancient sorceress who serves the Great Wyrms. After dedicating herself to their service, Griselda began to search for the Six weapons to remake reality, razing entire cities and slaughtering countless people in the process. In the latest rebirth of the world, Griselda raped multiple slaves in an attempt to produce a son to serve as her antichrist, later unleashing her forces on a town, transforming many people into her monstrous servants and having dozens killed as a sacrifice to the seal of reality, intending on wiping out the world to rebuild it in tribute to the Great Wyrms.
  • Skylanders (IDW Publishing): Malefor is the self-crowned Undead Dragon King in the Underworld of Skylands and is one of the Skylanders' more sinister foes. Corrupting many inhabitants of Skylands to do his bidding, Malefor would have his minions kidnap Cynder before she was hatched so he can corrupt her into one of his minions and have her spread fear, terror, and destruction throughout Skylands. When Spyro manages to free Cynder from his control, Malefor would then attempt to capture and torture Hex in an attempt to learn about the secrets of her powers and use them for his own ends, leading to Hex seemingly destroying him, though not before she is transformed into one of the undead. Seeking revenge for his defeat, Malefor forces Calliope to assist him in reviving him with the powers of Spyro, Cynder, and Hex, rendering them weak and helpless, falsely promising her to help her find her family if she does while threatening to kill her if she dares to disobey him. Upon his revival, he traps Spyro, Cynder, Hex, and Wallop in the Cadaverous Crypts, only sparing them so they can watch as Malefor destroys everything and everyone they ever knew and love in revenge for his defeat, starting with the Skylanders Academy, which is full of young students, all the while absorbing the powers from the other Skylanders as well. An arrogant, malevolent dragon with no comedic aspects whatsoever, Malefor is easily one of the Skylands' most dangerous villains.
  • Society: Party Animal, by Colin Barr et al.: Dr. Carroon is Society's "sexual disease expert", a grinning member of the incestuous mutant upper-class who uses his trade to pass along countless horrible sexual diseases to the lower-class through his clinic to keep Society "clean" after their constant shunts. Introduced ordering some "vintage syphilis" passed along to clients, Carroon gleefully probes Billy Whitney, while mockingly remarking "you have been faithful to Clarissa", before doubling around to Billy's friend who sold Billy out in the hopes of a compromise and horribly killing him in front of Billy's eyes.
  • Space Ghost (2005 miniseries):
    • Quartermaster Temple, the man responsible for ruining the life of Thaddeus Bach—aka Space Ghost— is a member of the Eidolon Elite who leads the Wrath, the Eidolon's most experienced—and corrupt unit. Initially appear as a stern but reasonable man, all pretense of civility dissipates when Temple implodes the head of an amiable weapons dealer and passes his death off as an act of justice. When Bach attempts to expose him, Temple plunges off the deep end by savagely murdering Bach's pregnant wife, tearing the unborn baby out of her, and recording the entire process, leaving Bach for dead on an alien planet shortly after. When the Zorathians invade Meridian, a colony planet where the residents are worked to the bone by Temple, Temple guns down several Zorathians and fleeing innocent civilians himself before siding with their leader Zorak, selling out the entire populace to be slaughtered by the Zorathian in exchange for his own skin and another shot at Bach. Once Zorak betrays him, Temple loses it and butchers his way through the Zorathian mothership in an effort to plunge the entire ship into Meridian and wipe out both the colonists and the Zorathians to eradicate any evidence of his misdeeds, gloating over the impending death of the hundreds of innocents below to Bach with a cocky sneer on his face. Willing to take any means necessary to cover up his immoral affairs, Temple manages to match even the Zorathians in pure depravity.
    • Zorak, in a sharp contrast to his best-known—though not necessarily his original—incarnation, is portrayed in this comic as a genocidal, violence-loving creature with the singular goal of devouring all life in the universe until all that is left is himself and his race, the Zorathians. First appearing in-story leading the attempted slaughter of an entire city, Zorak is quickly revealed to be a nightmarish galactic monster who sends out scouts to various planets to test the defenses by killing inhabitants before Zorak and his fleet arrive to massacre the entire planet's population, taking any survivors as slaves or food, then festering in the corpses of the dead population and breeding a new generation of Zorathians in order to repeat the process over again. An utterly sadistic being, Zorak takes deep pleasure from killing all in his path, with his troops attempting to torture children to death being just one notable instance of this, all while keeping himself alive by body jacking his fellow Zorathians when his current body expires. After allying with then betraying the aforementioned Quartermaster Temple, leaving him to die when he outlives his usefulness, Zorak viciously mocks Space Ghost about the death of his wife at Temple's hands, and gleefully boasts his plans to continue his planet devouring spree for all eternity. Harboring a deep hatred and lust to kill for everything that wasn't his own race, Zorak is perhaps one of the most shocking examples of Adaptational Villainy ever conceived.
  • The Spider: Although many of Richard Wentworth's adversaries in the Dynamite Comics revival written by David Liss lack anything resembling redeeming characteristics, many of them go above and beyond:
    • Anput is an Egyptian terrorist who attacks New York City to strike terror among the populace. Stealing a toxin from Wentworth Industries and reformatting it into a gas capable of turning people into zombies, Anput starts indiscriminately bombing populated areas with the gas, converting many people—children included—into mindless, shambling zombies that tear apart anything they come across. Anput tops herself by gassing Citi Field and reducing tens of thousands to the undead, and later attacks Richard's friend and love interest Nita for the sole purpose of hurting him. Although Anput espouses that she's out to purify the city of wrongdoers like the Spider himself, any and all pretense of good intentions quickly evaporates when Anput's true goal is revealed to be to gas Wall Street and make a solid profit out of the fallout, uncaring about the thousands she's poisoned as a mere distraction and the gigantic blow to the economy she plans on causing so long as she can get rich from it.
    • Lazarus is a particularly depraved small-time criminal and one-shot rogue of the Spider with an especially disturbed MO. An unassuming, chubby man who lives in a small, underground apartment by day, Lazarus indulges in his compulsions by regularly purchasing tetrodotoxin and using it to poison the elderly multiple times a week, resulting in them being paralyzed and Buried Alive—whereupon Lazarus masturbates to their screams to be let out. Once he's cut off from his selection of usual victims, Lazarus poisons the police commissioner in vengeful frustration and decides to start targeting younger women to bury alive in his own apartment, noting with a special glee that his first victim has a husband and family and treating the whole affair as nothing more than a casual hobby of his.
    • The Lawgiver, real name Joe Hilt, is a self-righteous Knight Templar and a disillusioned former cop who decides to start murdering New York's law enforcement for a chance to spite the Spider. Teaming up with the Fly, a villainous anarchist, the Lawgiver slaughters many of the city's cops before eventually resorting to collapsing a six-story building to murder a bar full of officers--and over 100 innocent civilians with him. The Lawgiver's master stroke is to kidnap the police commissioner, Kirkpatrick, before bombing the ensuing meet held by the city's police department and government to take out both the law enforcement and governance in one fell swing, planning to hand off New York to the Fly to turn it into a cesspool of chaos and rampant crime. The Lawgiver is a narcissist driven by spite, anger, and a craving to hurt Richard Wentworth, and proves to be little more than a pathetic, groveling snake once the cards are turned against him. Even in a world of terrorists, murderers, and more, the contemptuous nobody of a detective still manages to become one of the most evil people to ever combat the Spider.
  • The Spirit: The Corpse Makers: Mark Hooper, head of Central City's Energy Department, seeks to mine the unsafe Crimson Coal mineral for a massive profit. Injecting chemicals into the homeless and derelicts to fake their deaths, Hooper has them turned into brainwashed slaves so they may work for free, with the deadly gasses placing them at risk of death, which Hooper disregards callously. Consumed by Greed and targeting the most vulnerable, Hooper is one of the Spirit's most vile enemies.
  • Spirou and Fantasio: In this series, most villains are Played for Laughs or have redeeming qualities. That doesn't apply to the following characters:
    • Zantafio, Fantasio's greedy cousin, is considered to be the true Big Bad of the series despite his rare appearances. Losing all his redeeming qualities in his second appearance, he became the dictator of Palombia and planned to start a War for Fun and Profit with another country. After being foiled by Spirou and Fantasio, he later commits robberies and frames Fantasio for it out of spite, and later attempted to kill Spirou and Fantasio multiple times. With no loyalty to anyone, he betrayed his partner-in-crime during the operation; later betrayed Zorglub when working for him; disowned and attempted to kill his own uncle after learning that he knew about the existence of a Fountain of Youth; and manipulated villagers into leading him to said fountain, planning to get rid of them once they're no longer useful. Not above hurting animals, he sold the Marsupilami when he was broke, and attempted to kill Spip when he took his uncle's diary.
    • Who Will Stop Cyanide?: Cyanure—French for Cyanide—is a gynoid created by Caténaire so that he doesn't feel lonely anymore. Pulling cruel pranks on the villagers for no reason, Cyanure was shut down by Caténaire. When accidentally reactivated by Spirou and Fantasio, she attacked them before fleeing. Restarting her cruel pranks and causing bodily harm, she went further and attacked Caténaire, almost killing him and leaving him for dead. After stealing a rifle, she attempted to kill Spirou and Fantasio, and tried to do the same to her "brother" Télésphore. Capturing Fantasio, she used him as a hostage, threatening to freeze him to death if Spirou attacks her. She also revealed that she took over an entire factory, mass-producing robots for her plans of world domination and the mass enslavement of humanity. Cyanure later starts mass brainwashing of the village during the night. When Spirou, Fantasio, the factory's CEO and the children of the village opposed her, she had no problem attacking them, trying to kill Spirou by activating a crusher, and one of her robots trying to kill a child with a chainsaw. Lacking inside the beauty she has on the outside, Cyanure is one of the comic's most notorious villains despite appearing only once.
  • The Squidder, by Ben Templesmith:
    • The Dark Father is the unfathomably old Eldritch Abomination who is the leader of the Squid Hive Mind. A ravenous parasite of a cosmic horror, the Dark Father has spent eons devouring countless universes by draining them of all life and energy, and leads the Squids into Earth's universe to initiate the wholesale genocide of mankind and the domination of Earth. The Dark Father responds to resistance by unleashing a plague onto humanity that reduces all it infects to hideously mutated likenesses of the Squids called Cuttlemen. Once the war ends, billions have died and humanity has been reduced to a few starving populations, during which the Dark Father oversees countless female children taken from their villages— leaving no other survivors—and forcefully converted into Squid-human hybrids to serve as acolytes. The Dark Father bides his time by playing with humans like toys, molding their flesh and fusing their living bodies together into abominated structures comprised of dozens of conscious humans. The Dark Father ultimately seeks to draw the rest of his form into Earth to finish destroying the universe before moving onto others. A stoic, despotic monster who threatens all subordinates who fail him with unmaking, the Dark Father roundly proves himself to be less a god and more a rapacious parasite of an Eldritch Abomination.
    • The Queen Unit 59B, or the Squid Queen, is just as nasty as the Dark Father. Initially a willing servant of the Dark Father who participated in the genocide of mankind, the Queen comes to savor her independence from the Dark Father's mind and eventually resolves to overthrow him, organizing attacks outside of his permission and hunting down a renegade Squid acolyte named Seph after she abandons her temple. The Queen breaks into a temple with full intent to butcher everyone there and boasts to Jack, the last of the Squidders once meant to stop the Squids, how she helped to completely wipe out the Squidders and how "good" they were at dying. After the Dark Father attempts to kill her for her failures, the Queen abruptly betrays him and leaves him to die with full intent to usurp him and lead the Squid to devour all reality, intending to consume trillions upon trillions of universes until all that's left is one organism with herself as its supreme nexus. Brutally murdering the Mother Superior and vowing to destroy Earth to this cause, the Queen proves that individuality from the Dark Father's control mixed in with her own ambitions breeds true evil.
  • Stained, by David Baron, Yusuf Idris, & Simon Bowland: Berkshire is a despicable, warthog-masked trafficker who was initiated into the "family business" by raping a young woman, which kickstarted his sadistic nature. Now one of the most feared crime bosses in the world, Berkshire regularly buys kidnapped girls from slave auctions, spends time torturing and raping them all into obedient slaves, then sells them himself at a marked-up price. When his latest batch of trafficked girls—mostly teenagers—is tampered with by Emma London, Berkshire murders one of his own employees for breaking the bad news, and orders Emma murdered and his "property" retrieved. After lopping the hand off of one of the girls to keep the others in line, Berkshire mocks Emma that he's going to keep one of them as his personal slave and put her through the pain the rest of her life, before promising that even if all the girls escape him, he'll hunt down and kill them all.
  • StarCraft: Frontline: In this four-part series, Dr. Stanley Burgess is a sadistic Terran Dominion scientist who personally oversaw the neural resocialization of Jin-ho Lim, a terran of Asian ethnicity who opposed the Terran Dominion but was conscripted into the Dominion Marine Corps. After the operation, Stanley ordered the now-docile Lim to kill his wife and fellow Terran Dominion opposer, Anna, and he complied by shooting her in the face without a moment's hesitation. He also was responsible for the creation of the terran/Protoss Gestalts by implanting the organs of captured Protoss into terrans controlled by neural conditioning and neural inbhitors. His project came to an end after one of his subjects, Gestalt Zero, was freed from his neural inhibitors by a dying Protoss and stabbed him to death, ironically echonig one of his previous comments: "I should warn you...this is probably going to hurt."
  • Stardust the Super Wizard: Several villains go the extra mile to truly earn Stardust's creative brand of justice:
    • The Super Fiend of the Lost Planet, proclaiming his intentions to destroy all civilization in the solar system, uses his weaponry to set the entire planet of Mars ablaze, horribly killing its entire populace. From there, the Fiend attempts to swing the remains of Mars into Earth to annihilate it as well, necessitating Stardust marooning him on the remains of Mars surrounded by the millions he's killed.
    • Moloka, leader of a band of Space Pirates, attempts to seize control of the sun to dominate the solar system. Using his arsenal to utterly annihilate entire planets, Moloka tests out one of his superweapons by annihilating a planetoid and attempting to continue on to Neptune, only Stardust saving the populations of the planets he targets. Moloka even attempts to annihilate Earth when Stardust pretends to be his ally, gleefully taking Stardust's "advice" while monologuing he'll betray Stardust the first chance he gets.
    • "Gyp" Clipp, leader of the Gyp Clipp Gang, devises a scheme to chain himself and his cohorts to the surface of the Earth while using an anti-gravity device to cause the rest of Earth's population to float away into space, nearly having half-a-million people suffocate in the vacuum. Unsatisfied, Gyp murders his own minions to have all of Earth's wealth for himself.
  • Steampunk, by Joe Kelly et al.: Lord Mortimer Absinthe is the tyrannical ruler of the Absinthian Empire in an alternate 1800s Europe. Once a disturbed Mad Scientist infamous for conducting grotesque experiments on animals-—one of which, his pet dog, he mutilated and experimented when he was only 5 years old—-the fisherman Cole Blaquesmith turned to Absinthe in a moment of desperation to cure his beloved Fiona. After Cole had retrieved knowledge from the future for Absinthe in return for curing Fiona, Absinthe spitefully lets Fiona die and tears out Cole's heart. Over a period of years with the knowledge he's cultivated, Absinthe orchestrates a murderous takeover of Europe and sets up a despotic regime where the lower-class are forced underground into incredible squalor and the tiniest hint of rebellion is killed. Absinthe perpetrates a bloody, genocidal war against France leading to colossal loss of life, sets up free slave labor in the Chasm Community—with promises to kill any slave that stops providing him labor—and in his crowning moment of evil murders a prisoner in front of one of the Vatican's agents and prepares to hand off millions of London's own populace to be killed in the Consecration Engine via having radium injected into their brains. When Cole returns from slumber in Absinthe's reign, Absinthe takes a perverse glee in mocking him about Fiona's death and hands him to his agent Nixon to be tortured, ordering Nixon to be killed when Nixon betrays him. Regularly perpetrating murder, torture, massacres, and cruel experiments in his free time, Absinthe's sardonic sense of humor and tendency for flamboyancy is only outweighed by his limitless capacity for sadism and cruelty towards everyone who does—and doesn't—oppose him.
  • The Steel Fist: Heydrich is a Nazi spy tasked with destroying American munitions plants. To do so, he sets up shop as a clock-maker and gets a contract to fix the city's punch-clocks. He then rigs the clocks to explode when a time-card is punched in, blowing up the factory and killing everybody inside. After having taken out four plants this way, the Steel Fist shows up to stop him. Heydrich locks the Steel Fist in a room to wallow in his failure to stop the explosions until he's killed.
  • Stitched: Emad Homayoun, the first Arc Villain, is a human trafficker who deals with the cult creating the titular Stitched. Homayoun is more than compliant with the process for creating the Stitched— pouring a black liquid into a man's orifices and then sewing all of them closed, in the process trapping the man's conscious soul in a state of undeath while the body becomes a mindless shell— and uses the Stitched as shock soldiers to regularly massacre entire villages. The survivors are kept captive by Homayoun's traffickers, the women and children sold to become sex slaves and the men to be converted into more Stitched. Any who Homayoun has no use for or are perceived as obstacles—such as a lame child and members of the Taliban—are brutally killed. Homayoun personally disembowels one of the heroes, Twiggy, casually noting that he'd rape her as well if he weren't in such a hurry. Ultimately, it is made plainly clear that Homayoun is just as much a monster as the undead Stitched he utilizes.
  • Streets of Glory, by Garth Ennis, Mike Wolfer, & Greg Waller : Red Crow is an Apache warrior, well known for his love of, and talent for, torture. The hero, Colonel Joe Dunn, recalls Red Crow's vicious rampages in flashbacks that reveal the man carving the guts out of his victims with a huge Slasher Smile. When he resurfaces at the end of the 19th century, Red Crow announces himself by abducting a man, chopping off his fingers, cutting off his manhood and stuffing it in his mouth before sewing his lips shut and letting him wander back into town. when Dunn and his team set off after Red Crow, Red Crow gleefully scalps a member of their party before slaughtering every other man besides Dunn and his young protege, avoiding killing them immediately so he can torture them to death later. When mortally wounded, Red Crow refuses to subject himself to any human laws and opts to hurl himself off a cliff, laughing the whole way down.
  • Subspecies 1991 prequel comic: Radu is a demonic vampire who allies with the enemies of the Vladislas family, happily killing his own peasants and having them torn apart by his demonic subspecies For the Evulz. Murdering an innocent Romani man and seeking to rape his daughter before she is rescued by Radu's good-hearted younger half-brother Stefan, Radu launches an attack on Kronescu, intending on massacring everyone in the area and the castle before draining his loyal commander of blood just to have the strength to fight Stefan at an advantage. Radu later has the woman Stefan loves, Mariah, savaged fatally by his Subspecies, relishing in his vampiric nature and mocking Stefan for thinking he can be a moral figure.
  • Super-American:
    • Tyrannus is an agent of an unnamed European dictatorship sent to destroy America from within. He raises an army to kidnap the President and force Congress to vote him in as absolute dictator on pain of death. As Super-American puts a stop to these plans, Tyrannus orders a Maryland town flooded. In order to pull off a successful escape, Tyrannus orders New York City destroyed by his army. Later, he's seen assisting his boss, Vultro, in ensuring his country can successfully invade the US. To prevent Super-American from interfering, Tyrannus orders a bombing raid on a munitions factory his nemesis is in, not caring that many of his men are in the same place. After that fails, Tyrannus tries to escape, killing a scientist he was working with in the process.
    • Herr Largo is a Nazi agent in America tasked with stopping Super-American's meddling. Capturing one of his allies, Largo tortures him into giving up Super-American's home base, leaving the young man begging for death in his cell. He then invades the base, killing several soldiers and Super-American's scientist ally in the process. Knocking Super-American out with a special gas, Largo contacts the German army and orders a land invasion of New York City, massacring soldier and civilian alike. Donning Super-American's power suit, Largo flies into the fray, personally downing 23 airplanes.
  • Superior:
    • Ormon is a monkey demon obsessed with moving his way up in the ranks of Hell, and seeks to accomplish this by stealing a human's soul. Targeting Simon, a boy with multiple sclerosis, Ormon grants him the incredible powers of his favorite superhero, Superior, then snatches them away from him after one week, knowing that he will despair over his weak body. Promising to return the powers to Simon if he will sell his soul to him, Ormon grants the psychopathic bully Sharpie superpowers and leads him on a rampage through a highly-populated city, leading to the slaughter of hundreds of innocents. When Simon exchanges his soul for his powers, Ormon uses said soul to power himself up, at which point he first plans to set off a nuclear reaction to wipe out millions of people, then march on the Earth along with Sharpie and turn the world into a graveyard. During his duel with Simon, Ormon deliberately incinerates dozens of innocents during their fight just to torment the boy. Even when beaten, Ormon happily taunts Simon about how he sold his soul to him. Though first wanting to avoid the lower realms of Hell, Ormon slowly devolved into an genocidal lunatic who sought the complete destruction of all human life for his own amusement.
    • The aforementioned Sharpie was once a particularly vicious bully who brutalized younger children and taunted Simon about his condition. However, once granted the powers of Abraxas, the fictional superhero Superior's archnemesis, Sharpie becomes a truly depraved monster. First using his powers to brutally torture and murder his own parents, Sharpie next flings a yacht into a skyscraper, killing hundreds of people, then begins wantonly massacring innocents by the dozen while cackling like a madman in order to draw Simon out on Ormon's behest. When Simon shows up with his powers returned, Sharpie sadistically beats him while threatening to hunt down and kill the boy's mother. Along with Ormon, Sharpie plans to personally murder every human being on the planet, and happily tries to murder numerous people, including a baby, to act as a distraction while Ormon sets off a nuclear explosion to kill the surrounding millions of innocents. A psychopath who committed his crimes for absolutely no reason other than to indulge his own sadistic lusts, Sharpie greatly contrasted Ormon's manipulative, cunning personality with his own childish and petty one.
  • Superman vs. Aliens II: God War, by Chuck Dixon et al.: Darkseid is the tyrannical dictator of Apokolips who uses the monstrous aliens known as Xenomorphs as weapons in this crossover series. Introduced by forcing his men to drag a spacecraft out of Apokolips and crash it into the slums, Darkseid callously ignores his minions' protests that it will kill millions of his slaves before it does just that. Discovering the eggs of facehuggers, entities that implant the infant Xenomorphs inside hosts, Darkseid tests a facehugger on one of his top scientists, leading to the man's brutal death as a Xenomorph bursts from his chest, and Darkseid then begins his new plans for war with New Genesis. Implanting dozens of his soldiers with Xenomorphs, Darkseid has them attack New Genesis, only so as to allow the Xenomorphs to burst forth and slaughter everyone in their way, and, when Superman and Darkseid's son, Orion, travel to Apokolips to stop him, they stumble across the fact that Darkseid has used hundreds of his slaved as breeding materials for more Xenomorphs. In the end, Darkseid "saves" Orion and New Genesis from the Xenomorph threat, solely to plant doubt in Orion so he will one day turn on New Genesis and become Darkseid's slave.
  • Superman vs. The Terminator: Death to the Future: As in the Terminator films, Skynet is a malevolent A.I. who killed billions of humans on Judgment Day after gaining access to every computer grid on the planet. When John Connor and the other surviving humans revolt, Skynet sends Terminators back in time to kill John and his mother, all attempts being unsuccessful. When Superman is transported to the future, Skynet captures him, along with an aged Steel, intending to forcibly retrieve information from their heads that will help it defeat La Résistance. Skynet also reveals that after it finishes wiping out humanity, it plans on committing genocide on every other species in the universe until only machines remain.
  • Sweet Tooth: Haggarty is a lone survivor of the plague who showed up at a dam where the self-sustaining community Project Evergreen was located. At first seeming kind and helpful, he waited until a large group left to scavenge and killed almost everyone who stayed behind. After killing the community's leader, he took the man's wife and daughter for his own and locked everyone else out to fend for themselves. When Jeppard's group arrives at the dam, Haggarty had taken on the identity of the friendly, handicapped Walter Fish. He convinces them that the remaining members of Project Evergreen are violent scavengers, leading to Jeppard's group killing some of them. When most of the men leave, Haggarty ties up everyone but the teenager Becky, telling her that whenever she disobeys him, he'll kill one of her friends. When the others manage to escape, Haggarty tries to kill them all.
  • Tales from the Crypt: Señor Pedro Tobosa, from issue 42's "The Bath", is the greedy owner of a South American silver mine, whose prime hobbies consist of horrifically brutalizing his workers and bathing constantly to relieve himself of their "filth". Viewing the people under him as lowly, diseased vermin, Tobosa would force them to mine in horrific conditions, personally whipping the starving workers for requesting food and water, and at one point ordered a man to have his mouth sewn shut for coughing in Tobosa's presence. When he and his men raid a village for more workers, Tobosa drafts a young boy to the mines, despite his parents' pleas. He then takes special pleasure in whipping the child and ultimately causes his death. Tobosa brushes off the boy as a weakling and later guns down his grieving parents when they attack him in revenge, simply for getting his clothes dirty. He then orders their bodies to be left in the sun to rot out of spite.
  • Tarzan: In the crossover with Red Sonja, Eson Duul is a former Cimmerian who stole a sword of Sorrow after massacring its keeper's household. Obsessed with his own glory, Duul uses it to hunt heroes and legends across multitudes of worlds and times, slaughtering them and all they care about on grand scales. Not content with this, Duul hunts entire species to extinction, obsessed with never being outdone. Targeting Tarzan, Duul hunts down Tarzan's young grandson to murder him and slaughters all in his path, intending to enslave Tarzan's daughter-in-law. When Sonja and Tarzan hunt him to a lost world, Duul seeks to rally the primordial beings there to flood the surface and slaughter everything in their path so that Duul may reign supreme.
  • The Third Testament, by Alex Alice & Xavier Dorison:
    • Duke Sayn is the 13 centuries old Evil Twin of Jesus Christ himself. Loathing human existence and seeing it as pointless, Sayn seeks to cause the apocalypse to consume mankind by having the last descendant of the Apostles, Conrad of Marburg, open the Third Testament. To do this, he frames Marburg for heresy, has his wife murdered and later has a group of monks massacred for uncovering directions to the Third Testament, crucifying the father of heroine Élisabeth d'Elsenor so she will seek out Marburg. Sayn shows no compunction in brutal torture or murder, killing many innocents including the wife and young children of Conrad's friend when the Templars take hostage to force him to help imprison Conrad. Sayn has Conrad freed to seek the Third Testament, intending on bringing the world to annihilation and restore himself as he feels he deserves.
    • Uther the Purple, Bishop of Stornswall, matches his liege in evil and faithfully serves him on his mission to bring about the end times. Uther personally massacres a monastery of nuns and slaughters Élisabeth's father, while furiously pursuing Conrad and butchering everyone who gets in his way. Even on his own time, Uther is vile, coldly torturing and murdering numerous people who get in the way of Sayn or himself with a specialty for drawing out their agony, and mutilates his own servants in Stornswall to permanently deny them any sort of a life outside of his walls.
  • Thorgal: Volsung of Nichor, in contrast to the many complex and sympathetic villains, is a thuggish coward and all around scumbag. After dying thanks to his own greed, after Thorgal tried to save him, Volsung is revived by the evil deity Nidhogg. Given Thorgal's form, Volsung seduces a deity in love with Thorgal, in order to sleep with her and steal her magic belt. Volsung murders Thorgal and takes over his life, attempting to ruin his enemy's good name. Volsung gleefully murders the village chief, rapes his wife, tries to kill even more people while trying to eventually rape Thorgal's own wife and murder Thorgal's baby daughter out of nothing but spite and cruelty.
  • ThunderCats: Dogs of War, by John Layman et al.: Doberlord is the evil leader of the Dogs of War and makes it his mission to rule the entire universe. Going from planet to planet, Doberlord makes a judgment about whether the planet's population is strong enough to become his slaves, or weak and should be destroyed. Doberlord repeated this process and enslaved several planets, and destroyed and committed genocide on others. Coming to New Thundera, Doberlord decides that the ThunderCats are worthy to become his slaves and, after razing the kingdom, threatens that if they don't surrender he will destroy their world. The incident causes Lion-O to form an uneasy alliance with his archenemy Mumm-Ra. Doberlord later defeats the ThunderCats and the Mutants and imprisons them in his dungeons and orders Lion-O tortured. When the Berbils, a race of small cyborg bears, surrender to him, Doberlord declares them worthless and sics his lizard men slaves to slaughter them all, knowing that the lizard men will be forever tormented by this action.
  • Time Bomb, by Jimmy Palmiotti, Justin Gray, Paul Gulacy, et al.: Gerhard Metzger is a Nazi scientist who seeks to avert Nazi Germany's defeat in World War II by any means necessary. Changing his name to David Page after Nazi Germany's fall, Metzger constructed the Time Bomb for the purpose of returning to the past during the final months of the war, hoping to ensure Nazi Germany's victory by deploying their ultimate superweapon, the Omega Bomb. When released, the bomb will wipe out all of humanity in a matter of days, leaving only the Nazis safely hidden underground to survive to reclaim the Earth. Metzger coldly uses prisoners as test subjects for the bomb's effects, and disregards even his own allies who won't make it to the underground shelter in time, dismissing them as merely a small price to pay for "the greater good".
  • Tintin: Roberto Rastapopoulos is Tintin's Arch-Enemy. Debuting as a seemingly benign film producer, Rastapopoulos is in reality the ringleader of an international drug cartel that utilizes a poison to drive his enemies, interlopers, and any disloyal minions insane. When his operations in Cairo and India crumble, Rastapopoulos kidnaps the Maharajah's son and attempts to crush the boy and Tintin with a boulder, only to apparently fall to his death. Revealing to have survived in China, Rastapopoulos orders the execution of Tintin and Mr. Wang's family, to be beheaded by Mr. Wang's own drugged son. He later returns as the ringleader of a slave trafficking ring, abducting Muslims under the pretense of granting them safe passage, only to later sell them off. Discovering Tintin's interference, Rastapopoulos shows no regard for the lives of innocents in his attempts on Tintin's life; he arranges for a bomb to be planted in Tintin's passenger plane, and later orders a submarine to torpedo the slave ship Tintin had commandeered. In his final appearance, Rastapopoulos attempts to rebuild his fortune by stealing Lazlo Carreidas's own using a truth serum. But when accidentally injected with said serum, he gleefully reveals his plan to have most of his minions killed off once he claims Carreidas's fortune. Driven by Greed, Rastapopoulos truly lives up to his self-proclaimed moniker as "devil incarnate".
  • Tomb Raider:
    • Tomb Raider: Himiko, despite the events of the 2013 game, has actually survived and is successful in inhabiting Samantha Nishimura's body, driving Sam insane, resulting in her being institutionalized to an asylum. Eventually succeeding in obtaining full control of Sam's body, Himiko kills everyone in the asylum before escaping and brainwashing many soldiers into serving her. She has one of her slaves throw a grenade into a house full of innocent people because she thought Sam's best friend Lara Croft was there, before heading out to Yamatai to regain the rest of powers needed to bring the entire world under her tyrannical rule.
    • Lara Croft and the Frozen Omen, by Corinna Bechko et al.: The demon simply known as the Unnameable was once a member of the ancient shadow walkers that lived on the Earth. Upon possessing a human, the Unnameable develops an intelligence and an ambition that motivates it to try and scour the Earth of all life to remake it as a hellish world of rock and fire populated solely by demons in his likeness. Stopped by the Ice Age and putting pieces of himself into ivory statuettes, the Unnameable resurfaces, and, possessing a politician named Mr. Green, immediately begins corralling the pieces back to him, leading to the unwilling possession and death of many people. When nearly complete, the Unnameable scorches the surrounding area to a flaming crisp and burns alive the first man who tries to stop him in his crusade to take over the planet.
  • Total Recall (1990): In the DC Comics adaptation of this classic action flick, by Elliot S. Maggin & Tom Lyle, Chief Administrator Vilos Cohaagen lacks his film counterpart's Villainous Friendship with Carl Hauser, while still retaining all the evil. As leader of the Mars colonization efforts, Cohaagen brutally overprices the sell of oxygen to the citizens of the colonies, uncaring that many of them are slowly dying from being unable to pay Cohaagen's prices, and, upon discovering a likely way to provide infinite oxygen across the planet, Cohaagen covers it up to retain his power over the inhabitants. When rebel forces continuously try to oust his treachery, Cohaagen devises a plan with his partner Carl Hauser to mind-wipe the latter, turning him into an ideal rebel fighter, then using this new personality, Douglas Quaid, to lead Cohaagen to the rebels. Once succeeding in this, slaughtering the entire rebel group, Cohaagen attempts to revert Quaid back to Hauser, laughing all the way about asphyxiating the entirety of Venusville for fun. Cohaagen ultimately showed his lack of care for Hauser when, after Quaid escapes the attempted reversion of his mind, Cohaagen callously orders him be killed, and spends his last moments using Melina as a hostage in an attempt to murder Quaid, securing his rule over Mars once and for all.
  • Transmetropolitan: Senator Gary "The Smiler" Callahan is a sadistic politician who desires ultimate power for no reason other than to hurt others. On his campaign trail for President, Callahan first shows his cruelty when he has his political advisor shot dead to gain sympathy for his cause. Once elected President, Callahan begins running The City into the ground even more than it already was, orchestrating the release of vicious criminals so as to gun down the ensuing protesters, having all the prostitutes he ever slept with and those who associated with them hunted down and executed to cover up his illicit acts, and ordering several people sniped to lower the City's awareness of an incoming storm, hoping it would wipe out more evidence of his crimes. As Spider Jerusalem begins taking apart his cabinet and ruining his reputation, Callahan slowly becomes more unhinged and desperate for ratings, having his wife and kids killed in an accident to gain sympathy and instituting martial law across the City, setting an entire complex aflame and endangering dozens in the process. In perhaps his most despicable act, Callahan gives his troops the order to use lethal force on a group of young college protesters, leading to dozens of protesters being mowed down. Described by Spider as a man who believes in nothing but his own power, Gary Callahan was a self-described "James Bond villain" who simply hated every last person on the planet that wasn't himself, and stood out even in this Crapsack World as an absolute evil.
  • Trese: Talagbusao is a sadistic War God out to cause as much chaos and murder as possible. After fathering twin boys, Basilio and Crispin, with a human woman before being sealed away, Talagbusao anticipates the bloodshed they will cause to free him, whereupon he murders his former lover and tries to eat the hearts of his children to become stronger and bring new nightmares to the world. Defeated, he later returns to attack the now-adult twins, Alexandra Trese's bodyguards, by causing a string of suicide bombings to lure in his prey.
  • Turok (Dynamite Comics): Imperator Licendor Vex is the cruel ruler of the Varanid Empire that rules the Lost Valley, having set himself up as a god by having every single believer of the Seventy-Seven gods massacred. With torture and murder rampant in his regime, Vex intends to produce an heir through the use of thirteen breeding slaves, intending to regain his libido by butchering and eating several young children to use their flesh to replenish himself.
  • Typhon: Menar is a career criminal. After inventing the Tidal Annihilator, a machine that can generate destructive tidal waves, Menar moves to a Supervillain Lair under the sea, forcing his daughter to come with him. He then proceeds to destroy multiple ships, killing everybody aboard and stealing the cargo. After wiping one boat out for a $100,000,000 shipment of gold, Typhon and his lieutenant go to investigate. After Menar captures our heroes, he leaves them in a Death Trap to suffocate.
  • Über is a dark Alternate History Deconstruction of Stupid Jetpack Hitler where the Nazis have used alien technology to create super soldiers (the titular Übers). While no side is truly good, the following characters manage to stand out:
    • Adolf Hitler himself shows his true colors by murdering the officer behind the Über project by letting Markus melt him, all because the man didn't tell Hitler until the project was ready. Besides ordering horrible, inhumane experiments, death camps and war crimes, Hitler prolongs World War II by trying to make sure "everyone else loses," having his forces intentionally target civilians as he endlessly sends his own troops into the meat grinders, believing that he alone is Germany.
    • Joseph Goebbels shows that far from being a mere Propaganda Machine, he possesses a greater capacity for evil than anyone thought. After the death of Hitler, Goebbels has an empowered human modify his face via plastic surgery to resemble the Fuhrer, first having dozens, if not hundreds of luckless souls serve as the guinea pigs so she can reluctantly "hone" her sculpting ability. Upon his ascension, Goebbels announces the war effort will be ramped up and the only option the enemies of the Reich face are capitulation or immolation. At the end of part 1, Goebbels orders an attack on the United States, led by the below-mentioned Markus and another battleship-class Uber, with the narration informing us that the US would soon experience massive casualties as a result.
    • Among the Nazi Übers themselves, Markus "Siegfried" Jung is the worst—and one of the most powerful. A sadistic psychopath fully devoted to the Nazi regime, Markus, while a child, once murdered a Jewish man for fun, growing up into a savage war criminal who targets civilians in his attacks. When the Red Army is defeated at Berlin, Markus executes thousands upon thousands of prisoners before resuming his place on the front lines where he leads his men to more war crimes. Markus initially spearheads the invasion into America, attacking Washington, D.C. by annihilating the White House and recrafting it into a gigantic swastika. Markus proceeds to lay waste to all in his path in America, killing soldiers and civilians alike. Vile enough that even when dying agonizingly, his fellow Über Siegmund coldly leaves him to his fate, Markus misses no chance to show why he is Hitler's favorite soldier.
  • The Umbrella Academy:
    • Dr. Terminal, debuting in Apocalypse Suite, is a cannibalistic scientist out to satiate his massive appetite. Having been diagnosed with Einstein Syndrome, Terminal made a device that would help prevent the disease from spreading. Terminal, wanting to keep the disease happy, became a cannibal who ate the doctors who diagnosed him, and even ate a young Rumor's arm, claiming that little girls taste better. Defeated by the Academy, Terminal programmed his robots to destroy a crowded carnival should the Academy reform, an act that ends up killing countless people, including children. Sent to Sir Reginald's Hotel Oblivion, following a containment breach, Terminal eats a scientist and tries to devour the entire city, bragging about how his hunger is never-ending.
    • Apocalypse Suite: The Conductor is the leader of the Orchestra Verdammten, a cult set out to destroy the world. Having written a song that would make a comet crash into the Earth, the Conductor has his followers attempt to perform the song themselves, murdering those who fail to do so. Manipulating Vanya into joining his cult, he painfully brainwashes and transforms her into the deadly White Violin, a weapon who's unleashed and ends up killing Dr. Phineas Pogo while trying to continue the Conductor's plans of annihilating Earth.
    • Dallas: Hazel and Cha-Cha are a pair of psychopathic assassins who use their occupation to murder people for sadistic kicks. Sent by Temp Alternalis to kill rogue agent Number Five, the two torture the diner owner to death by cutting off all his limbs—all for a pie recipe—while abusing his waitress. Kidnapping Five's brother, Klaus Hargreeves, the two torture him for Five's whereabouts and kills Klaus when he contacts Spaceboy for help; they later knockout Spaceboy, believing to have killed him. The two then decide to celebrate their victory by activating a nuclear bomb, hoping to destroy the world.
  • Unholy Grail, by Cullen Bunn: The demon who takes the true Merlin's name and skin intends to amuse himself by driving England into ruins. Locating the infant future King Arthur, Merlin massacres those who know of him and slowly corrupts the boy into a supposedly-noble king who brutally unites the land via bloody conquest and massive bloodshed. Upon his marriage to Guinevere, Merlin engineers her kidnapping, murdering his pawn there, and tricks Guinevere into adultery with the heroic and noble Lancelot, creating a homunculus known as Morgana from Guinevere's lusts. Merlin then attempts to have Guinevere burned alive—not telling Morgana this will kill her as well after she'd seduced King Arthur. When Guinevere is pregnant, Merlin uses his magic to murder her child to give Morgana's, Mordred, life, and later manipulates Mordred into taking over as a tyrant for the sheer amusement of watching Arthur's civil war against his own son, mocking Guinevere for his actions even as he kills her and Morgana. A depraved creature seeking only to alleviate boredom, Merlin endlessly seeks to corrupt those around him to entertain himself with the ensuing chaos.
  • The Unwritten: Pullman, the most visible member of the Ancient Conspiracy, is a sadistic murderer who kills multiple people with relish; this includes a little girl he smothered to death with a pillow. At times he goes out of his way to kill when he has absolutely no reason to execute the victims. Pullman admits his hatred for storytellers and goes out of his way to make such targets deaths as painful as possible. Seven thousand years old, Pullman has had time to wrack up an impressive count of misdeeds, including when he was travelling with Gilgamesh himself, and raped or killed a woman that he sneered he 'used as cattle ought to be' when confronted. Pullman is ultimately revealed as attempting to slay the Leviathan, the creature behind all stories, in order to achieve his own death, as his own story as Cain, the first murderer, will not allow him to die. however, he has no intention of dying alone, and when he's dealt with deathblow by the heroes, he gloats to hero Tom at 'dragging his bitch' with him, having murdered Tom's girlfriend before receiving the final blow.
  • Usagi Yojimbo
    • Lord Hikiji, the ultimate Big Bad of the series, schemes to be Shogun. Having murdered Usagi's father and master Lord Mifune, Hikiji launches brutal attacks on his enemies to kill and conquer all they possess. Preferring to operate from the shadows, Hikiji often resorts to dark schemes to foment chaos and murder in order to give himself an edge. He frequently disposes of his operatives while treating them as disposable pawns. Hikiji shows how truly monstrous he is in the coda to the saga Senso when a group of aliens crash on the world. Initially thought to have been killed, Hikiji later reveals that he has joined the aliens as an ally and is leading an attack on his own province to slaughter his own people in order to demonstrate his power to the entire planet. No longer content with just Japan, Hikiji believes he is destined to rule the entire planet, no matter who he has to slaughter.
    • Noriko, known as the Blood Princess, has had homicidal tendencies since childhood, where she would always beat her cousin Tomoe in spars to inflict as much pain as she could. In the present day, Noriko runs a mine, using slaves that have been press-ganged into service and worked to the point of death. Should any slave falter, Noriko promptly beheads the nearest one to serve as a morale-booster for the others. When she captures Tomoe, Noriko delights in treating her as a slave and when Tomoe refuses to perform the labor, Noriko furiously cuts down a random slave woman. When Tomoe immediately obeys to stop more death, Noriko sneers at her for caring about those of low birth. To conceal the mines, Noriko plans to blow it up, with every slave inside after all its resources are gone. She also reveals that she and Tomoe are actually ''sisters'' and when their father refused to acknowledge Noriko as his daughter, she murdered him, just as she had the man who raised her for for being weak. She reveals this while savagely beating Tomoe, taunting her that it's Tomoe's fault that he died.
    • General Fujii was the head of a gang that took over a village. They reduced the workers to slaves, and ordered them to farm and cultivate for long hours. They would continue to do this until the tax collector came, at which point they would just kill all the villagers and go to another town. When Usagi infiltrates them, he's discovered and tortured, with Fujii taking his swords. When the peasants revolt, the slaughter their way through them, and Fujii abandons most of his men to die or face the police. He and his loyal Dragon take over another gang and launch raids on a village, where he almost murders the elderly headsman for refusing them. When the heroes attack the gang to take him down, he abandons his dragon to run. He is such a bastard that even the aforementioned gang becomes repulsed by him. Usagi actually repeatedly calls him a "monster".
      Fujii: Yes, I suppose I am.
  • Vagrant Queen, by Magdelene Visaggio et al.: Lazaro Ori is a high-ranking member of the Republic who sold out the nobility and monarchy to the revolution, resulting in their slaughter and Lazaro personally murdering his own father. A brutal thug of a commander, Lazaro happily kills those in his way in hunting the renegade queen. In truth, Lazaro is a power-hungry monster who wants the magic stone of the royal family, the Bezoar, which allows for Mind Control. Upon finding the Bezoar, Lazaro tries to take control, having one officer torn apart by his mind-controlled slaves as he seeks to make himself into the undisputed ruler and tyrant.
  • The Vampire Diaries: Circus of Souls non-canon comic: The Ringmaster leads a mysterious circus into Mystic Falls, abducting and brainwashing multiple people into joining him as his audience and workers, starting the comic off by having a family abducted through a mystical gem he got his hands on. After the Mystic Falls gang look into his operations, the Ringmaster has Damon abducted and tortured to be part of his show, before successfully brainwashing hundreds of people, and keeping them captive by threatening them with a ring of fire. After brainwashing Damon, when his friends come to his rescue, the Ringmaster gets Stefan in the middle of the show to have Damon fight his brother to the death by giving him hallucinations. When foiled and beaten, the Ringmaster sets the carnival ablaze to leave his captives to die while he attempts to escape.
  • Vampirella: Von Kreist, fascinated by the carnage he saw during World War I, made a Deal with the Devil in return for immortality, though he found his body began to decay as time went on. Giving his services to any vampire clan that would provide him with a fresh supply of victims, Von Kreist aided the vampires' efforts to reduce mankind to cattle. Taking the daughters of a Mafia boss hostage, Von Kreist forces him to choose which will live, only to shoot the one he chose; before ordering her to kill her father, turning the dead sister into a vampire and killing the living girl when she shows hesitance to do so. Also a horrific Serial Killer and rapist, a victim of Von Kreist is found with her eyes and mouth stitched shut and her arms and legs stitched together. His long list of victims includes children, as he crashed a damaged plane into a playground and casually threw a little girl off a bridge. Believed to be destroyed, Von Kreist is later resurrected into the body of one of Vampirella's close friends by his own descendant, which he uses to attempt to kill his grandson and then offer the life of his new body to forge an alliance with Dracula. A normal human aside from his immortality, Von Kreist was a monster who walked the Earth in the skin of a man, spreading suffering wherever he went.
  • Van Helsing: From Beneath the Rue Morgue, by Joshua Dysart, J. Alexander, et al.: Dr. Moreau himself establishes a zoo of tortured chimeras under the streets of Paris, half-men and half-animal who suffer as Moreau experiments on them. One of his beasts breaks out, murdering two women to Moreau's utter apathy—only for it to be revealed the monster bears the heart of a man Moreau personally murdered, trapping his humanity in a broken, bestial shell who ended up lashing against his own family in his agonized existence. Moreau eventually drowns his entire laboratory to fend off Gabriel van Helsing, musing he'll simply start again in the South Seas away from civilization.
  • The Walking Dead: When the protagonists first encounter Thomas Richards, he merely comes across as a nerdy, polite and ultimately harmless inmate imprisoned for tax evasion. This makes it all the more shocking when he's revealed to be a homicidal lunatic who was really imprisoned for dismembering his wife. For no reason at all besides his own enjoyment, he decapitated two little girls, Hershel Greene's twin daughters, Rachel and Susie. Then, taking advantage of the confusion surrounding his murders, he attempted to decapitate Andrea as well. While he failed in his attempt he ended up scarring her in the process. Eventually captured, when the community looks like they're going to execute him, Thomas is rescued by a woman he had befriended earlier named Patricia. Believing that he is insane, not evil, and in need of psychological help, Patricia plans on the two of them escaping together. In thanks, Thomas immediately tries to strangle her to death. Though a minor antagonist in the grand scheme of things, Thomas acted as a dark harbinger of what was to come by showing how much worse humans could be than zombies.
  • Wayward: Nurarihyon, lord of the Yokai, seeks to blend the future and the past to create a world where he and the Yokai rule. Keeping the mystical Weavers as slaves while having any inconveniences in the past exterminated by the Yokai, Nurarihyon becomes aware of the new "breed" of empowered beings in the present before torturing and murdering heroine Rori Lane's mother. Eventually torturing a murderer to turn him into an Oni, Nurarihyon unleashes him upon his enemies with no need for thousands of casualties as Tokyo itself risks being bulldozed. Believing the "future starts with fire", Nurarihyon is willing to destroy anyone and anything to secure his position as the master of the future.
  • Weapon of God, by Justin Gray, Jimmy Palmiotti, & Giancarlo Caracuzzo: Apollyon is a Fallen Angel and the chief agent of Lucifer, embarking on a crusade to wipe out the whole of humanity to supposedly bring about Earth's renewal. To accomplish this, Apollyon sets about committing horrific massacres and wreaking giant swaths of destruction with the purpose of murdering as many people as possible through them, killing 100,000 people in Las Vegas alone and later causing a catastrophic explosion in Manhattan to kill even more people. Manipulating those who are weak at heart to carry out his bidding and wreak further havoc, Apollyon responds to the notice that a flight he's on is slightly delayed by crashing the plane into a children's amusement park, leaving no survivors. Apollyon's final plan is the planned bombing of another amusement park filled with hundreds of children and adults alike, shooting three of his minions dead after they object to this and gleefully ranting to protagonist Mr. Weapon about how he considers humans to be less than ants. Any benevolent intentions Apollyon could use to justify himself are thoroughly undermined by Apollyon's clear sadism and unbelievable pettiness, and it is nakedly clear Apollyon is nothing more than a proud, mass-murdering monster at heart.
  • Welcome to Hoxford: Gordon Baker is the warden of the titular asylum, and is in actuality the leader of a savage pack of werewolves. Deposing his own father as alpha and keeping him locked in a dark room while keeping up the appearance he's still subordinate, every month Baker and his pack slaughter and consume all the patients at Hoxford at their own merriment, repeating the process with every batch that comes in. Baker spitefully locks an otherwise innocent psychiatrist named Jessica Ainley within Hoxford during the night of the hunt after she refuses to leave and soon after sets about gruesomely slaughtering everyone he can find. Baker personally captures a cannibal named Gravy and psychotic protagonist Ray, delightfully noting the irony of a cannibal being consumed and instructing Ray himself to devour a still-living Gravy once he expresses kinship with the werewolves with an air of amusement.
  • White Claw, by Serge Le Tendre & Olivier TaDuc: Suo-The-Red is a warmonger from the nation of the Wolf. Seeking to expand his territory, Suo assassinates his own father and frames the Monkey nation, which he proceeds to invade and massacre. Suo begins a gruesome conquest all over the land, massacring the towns he encounters to forge his own empire. When the heroine White Claw is captured, Suo even tries to force her to fight her own brother for fun and kills him when he cannot kill his sister, snarling only that White Claw now "owes him a lieutenant".
  • The Wicked + The Divine: Ananke and her younger half, Minerva, murdered the original "gods", including her sister Persephone, while plotting the Recurrence, where 12 young men and women become new deities, all to use a ritual to harvest their strength and keep herself immortal. Using murder to trick the others and keep them in line, Ananke frequently kills the incarnation of her sister, Persephone, and shows no hesitation in murdering the deities to harvest their lifeforce. Using the myth of "The Great Darkness", she has Baal Hammon sacrifice children, only for it to be revealed the Great Darkness is a hoax she made up to control him. Plotting to have Baal sacrifice 20,000 innocents at a concert for the energy, Ananke intends to keep her life going forever no matter the cost.
  • Will Eisner's Wonder Man: General Attilla is the dictator of Tatonia. When a rebellion crops up, he redirects the majority of his nation's food supply to the military and orders refugees massacred to put it down. Bombing a Red Cross hospital, Attilla's goons hold a couple wealthy socialites volunteering there for ransom, despite never intending to release them. After Wonder Man thwarts the general's plans, he plots to start another war to regain control.
  • Wolf Moon, by Cullen Bunn et al.:
    • The Wolf itself is a Skin Walker; the spirit of an Evil Sorcerer who hijacks the bodies of innocents, and on the full moon changes into a savage bipedal wolf so it may go on killing sprees and kill for pleasure. The Wolf slaughters multiple innocents, leaving a bloody trail that goes back centuries, and those who it takes over are left shattered and traumatized with many of them having killed their families or loved ones during the change. During the course of the comic, the Wolf causes a massacre in Kentucky, escaping attempts to kill it while wracking up a greater body count along the way.
    • Farris is a former host of the Wolf. Seeking to recapture the power it gave him in addition to curing his disease, Farris hunts down other former hosts, torturing and murdering them to harvest their organs. Killing a hunter who attempts to destroy the Wolf, Farris later kidnaps its current host, a teenage girl, and kills her father when he comes to rescue her. Performing a ritual to take the Wolf back and heal himself, Farris intends on unleashing the beast within to kill for sport, savoring the idea of becoming a predator again.
  • The Wraith: Joe Carrol is the son of a wealthy man trying to get his dad's inheritance. Taking advantage of Dad's fear of the dead rising to kill him, Joe pays off a magician to teach him how to puppeteer a corpse so he can gaslight the man into signing everything to him. On the day of his plan, he has the magician killed to cover up his method, ordering two other people investigating the crime to be killed. He then carries out his plan, laughing when his father dies of fright.
  • Yellowjacket: R. Krause is a Mad Scientist working to create limb regeneration to make lots of money. To do this, he experimented on his patients with crab DNA, killing all of them. His medical license stripped away, Krause fled before he could be arrested. Years later, the good doctor paid off the head of a veterans' hospital to let him experiment on a few patients, killing five before Yellowjacket stops him in the middle of an experiment on a fisherman he kidnapped.
  • Yoko Tsuno: Karpan is a member of a Vinean colony on Earth. Driven by his hatred of Earthlings, he attempts several times to kill Yoko, Vic, and Pol, from the second they met (The Curious Trio). Seemingly redeemed at the end of the book, he became worse in his next appearance, deliberately making sure an accident linked to the colony's activities would happen, which would lead to Martinique being wiped out and killing thousands, so that he could set up a base of operations before taking over the world. When Yoko and her friends attempt to stop him, Karpan cut off the air from a chamber and vented toxic gas to kill Yoko and her friends, even if it means killing his own workers who are in the same room (Vulcan's Forge). A threat even after his death, Karpan turned a young half-Vinean half-human hybrid into a Tyke Bomb with a pre-programmed mission to activate a program to end all life on Earth, allowing the Vineans to take over (Khany's Secret). Selfish, power-hungry and willing to harm both Earthlings and Vineans, Karpan proved to be one of Yoko's nastiest foes.
  • Youngblood:
    • Darkthorn(n) is the alien lord of planet D'khay, as well as of Earth in the future of 2043. Reducing both planets to dead wastelands, Darkthorn decided to conquer the Earth in the past, so that he could use its resources to return D'khay to its former glory and continue conquering the universe. To strengthen his rule on both planets, Darkthorn created an army of androids called the Disciples and used them to create religion in their name, killing millions and brainwashing many people through propaganda and false teaching to believe the Disciples to be Holy Creatures, with Darkthorn himself as God. Finding out about the ancient weapon called the Tear of God, Darkthorn tried to capture it by invading a haven of fallen angels, slaughtering countless numbers of them before he was forced to flee. Later Darkthorn used his cults on Earth, as well as his own minions, to power up his portal device the Crush Tunnel through the death and suffering of thousands. To speed up the process, Darkthorn sacrificed countless numbers of his own minions to the machine.
    • Lord Chapel is an extremely powerful demonic entity, created from fragments of Bruce "Chapel" Stinson's soul. After hearing a prophecy of him conquering the universe and causing chaos and destruction until the chosen hero the Newborn defeated him, Lord Chapel decided to prevent this by sending his minion Crypt to Earth to kill all heroes who might pose a danger to him, as well as the mother of Newborn, who was pregnant with him at the time. Meanwhile, he started a war in Hell to overthrow Lucifer himself, causing the deaths of millions of demons and forcing the terrified Lucifer to flee to Earth. After Crypt seemingly accomplished his goal, Lord Chapel arrived on Earth, intending to merge it with Hell, only to be defeated by Lucifer and the resurrected Newborn, who sacrificed himself to banish Lord Chapel. Although trapped, Lord Chapel started to communicate with Bruce Stinson through visions and nightmares, manipulating him to release Lord Chapel from Limbo, upon which he started causing catastrophic events all throughout the Earth, like derailing a train and setting a whole city on fire, killing hundreds. Even though he was defeated once again, Lord Chapel managed to take control of Bruce Stinson's son, so that he could enter Earth through Bruce Stinson's dead body. Upon arriving, Lord Chapel unleashes horrors of Hell upon the Earth and started Armageddon.
    • Chapel (1995 miniseries): Colonel Black is a former ally of United States, who helped them with their operations in Nicaragua in exchange for weapons and equipment. Eventually, he developed an interest in Voodoo magic and started acting on his own accord. Deciding to make a nearby village the start of his own experiments with Voodoo magic, Black organized the brutal murder and mass torture of hundreds of people, with even children not being spared. As Chapel and his team were send by the US government to eliminate Black, the latter taunts them along the way, completely indifferent to them slaughtering his own soldiers. When they arrived at his hideout, Black raised his undead zombies, created from his experiments, and orders them to attack Chapel's team, resulting in nearly all of them being brutally killed.
  • ZombieWorld (Champion of the Worms & Tree of Death):
    • Azzul Gotha is a monstrous necromancer who was imprisoned for worshipping evil worm gods. Released thousands of years later, Azzul sets out to end all human life, capturing Rebecca Dean to make her his bride and rule over an empire of death. To distract Major Damson, he turns Rebecca's father into a giant monster and escapes to the cemetery, where he manipulates two cops to murder him and kickstart the Zombie Apocalypse, which proceeds to decimate much of the Earth's population. Summoned by Alice to London, Azzul creates the Tree of Death, a series of underground tunnels that would summon the demonic Qlipoth to Earth, sacrificing several humans to summon some Qlipoth. Kidnapping Rebecca, he creates an apparition of her to have her spy on Damson, and tries to use her to unlock the Tree's power.
    • Tree of Death: The aforementioned Alice is a gothic Satan worshipper who views Azzul as the messiah of death. Sent to a mental institute for sacrificing humans to the Dark Lord, Alice escapes the hospital with the criminal Paul, sacrificing him to zombies in order to summon Azzul and cast aside her humanity. Serving as Azzul's second-in-command, Alice assists her master in his plan to summon the Qlipoth to dominate the world. Jealous of Azzul's affection for Rebecca, Alice tries to slowly kill Rebecca so that she can become Azzul's bride and rule over the zombie world.
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