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"Udoroth, the demon lord! / Laying waste to man's dominion with his horde! / A reign of fear and carnage that shall be restored!"
"I steal your sanity, betray your heart and let it bleed./ Burn down your paradise and drain your love./ I stain your purity, become thy faithful enemy./ Defile your womanhood before his eyes."

Put on some headphones and listen to these tales of utterly heinous villains, both original and fan-made.

For acts with multiple entries, the entries are sorted by release date.

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  • Amon Amarth's "Where Silent Gods Stand Guard": The Viking is a cannibalistic, undead Blood Knight who opens the song by beheading 10 men, relishing in their pleas for mercy. Devouring their eyes and drinking their blood to make them his slaves while additionally barring them from the afterlife, the Viking mounts their skulls on his shrine as "macabre trophies", of which he has at least a thousand.
  • Anthrax's Among the Living's title track: Randall Flagg is as monstrous as always in this retelling of The Stand. To show-off his powers, Flagg releases the Captain Trips plague that wipes out most human life on Earth. Settling in the destruction he's created, he uses charisma and terror to garner followers, a fact he takes pride in. With his faction, he roams the wasteland to slaughter anyone in his path, specifically crucifying his victims.
  • Apophis's "Choirs of Bitterness"; "Reincarnation of the Serpent God"; & "Tear Down Your Walls": Apophis is the god of chaos and destruction, who despised all life and thus came into frequent conflict with Ra, the creator of life, for the fate of the world. Conquering a region for himself where all "light and joy are gone", he sows chaos among humans to revel in their destruction and tries to destroy the souls of those traveling to the afterlife. His ultimate goal was to destroy Ra and the Sun to destroy most life on Earth and condemn the survivors to eternal agony.
  • Aviators's Bleeding Sun Universe (chronology): The Elder starts as a cult leader in the Southern United States. The Elder corrupts his flock of followers with promises of surviving the end times, then helps set off a nuclear apocalypse, bathing the world in both flood and nuclear fire, all in the name of ruling the ashes from a prophesied throne. The world's judge of the dead, The Watcher, offers The Elder both forgiveness and the immortality and godhood that he desires, with no drawbacks, if only he'll rebuild humanity from the ashes they've been reduced to. Instead, The Elder betrays the deal and sets up a despotic regime, using his new godhood to create the Ascended as his top lieutenants in oppressing all of humanity, until one Ascended betrays and kills the rest. As the tide turns against The Elder, he encourages his followers to be brutal overlords who try to take their enemies down with them, until eventually only he remains.
  • Battle Beast's self-titled album & Beast in Black's Berserker (especially "The Fifth Angel"): Griffith, the mercenary captain leading the Band of the Hawk, is a narcissistic, coldly ambitious sociopath with a cruel demeanor. Expressing his egotistical views and cold ambition, he betrays his mercenary comrades without a second thought, allows them to all die in a monstrous manner, and, with glee, rapes Guts's beloved Casca just to spite the two.
  • Big L:
    • "Devil's Son": Big L, reimagining himself as the titular Devil's Son, commits countless petty atrocities through the song since preschool. Beating a kid to death, L later on hangs someone for the mere crime of hitting him with a can. Gaining a reputation for killing and raping nuns and bragging about having slaughtered more people than abortion clinics, L is willing to go as far as target his enemies' loved ones, forcing Joe to watch as he rapes his wife and sending hitmen not only after Tom but also the latter's mom and baby daughter. Though L initially wonders why he goes so far, he concludes that he was always evil and takes joy in it.
    • "Devil's Son (Live in Amsterdam)": Big L is a sociopathic child who decides to slaughter his own family. Targeting his mother first, L drops a blow dryer in her bath, mockingly saluting her as she is fatally electrocuted. Poisoning his father's toothbrush next, L later on drops his infant sister in a fish tank, leaving her to drown. Finally inviting 4 people before slaughtering them and eating their corpses, L shows that not even his cousin is safe from his depravity, with the latter's hand ending up cut off and cooked.
  • Blind Guardian's Nightfall in Middle-Earth: Morgoth, the Enemy, was a former Valar who turned against his fellows and destroyed the lights of Valinor. Fleeing to Middle-Earth after murdering the Noldor king, Morgoth kills countless elves in their pursuit of him, even slaying their king Fingolfin as painfully as he can in single combat after wiping out the Noldor host. It is revealed Morgoth tortures many prisoners in his dungeons, boasting that nobody ever escapes him. When the hero Hurin defies Morgoth, Morgoth tortures him and forces him to see the ruin of Hruin's own kin for "troubl(ing) (his) day", obsessed with his own power and domination, declaring that all who stand oppose him shall be damned in the end.
  • Bloodbath's "The Soulcollector": The titular Soulcollector is a torturous and hateful entity that lures his victims to his world in their dreams. Once he claims their souls, he tortures them in as many ways he can think of, reducing their physical bodies to dead husks and going on to find his next victim. Further, he implies himself to be especially cruel to his victims who escape him.
  • Blue Öyster Cult's Spectres' "Nosferatu": The titular Nosferatu is a malevolent vampire who leaves Transylvania for Germany with plague rats under his command, killing the crew of the ship transporting him. Upon arrival, he unleashes a deadly epidemic and terrifies the population. When a pure-hearted woman named Lucy sacrifices herself by offering her blood to him, he spends the night slowly killing her by feeding on her until dawn.
  • David Bowie's The Man Who Sold the World's "Running Gun Blues": The unnamed narrator is an American soldier waiting to go home after the US pulls out of The Vietnam War. Frustrated with this, the soldier sneaks out at night to kill random people, soldier and civilian alike. He uses such varied methods as shooting, stabbing, bombing, and bashing. Through this, the soldier seeks to "promote oblivion", out of nothing but sadistic racism.
  • Carach Angren's Death Came Through a Phantom Ship: Captain Van Der Decken is a ruthless captain under the employ of the Dutch East India Company. Once a stern but noble figure, Van Der Decken is, by his own admission, now driven by greed and conquest, displaying abusive tendencies towards his wife Catharina, and encouraging his men to enslave, rape, and pillage the "filthy foreigners" whose lands they cross. His own crew eventually turns on him for wanting to set sail on Easter Sunday, and he makes an example out of one of them by slitting his throat in front of the rest, and allows their supplies to dwindle until most of his men are dead, then goes out to finish off the rest of them. Centuries after his death, Van Der Decken continues to haunt the seas, tormenting and murdering any unlucky sailors he comes across.
  • Carnivore's "Thermonuclear Warrior": The titular Warrior is a man in the post-apocalypse who despises mutants, and takes it upon himself to rid the world of anyone he deems imperfect. Deluding himself into believing it is his divine right, the Warrior goes around the wastes slaughtering innocents, such as the deformed and sickly, using such methods as immolation and drowning. The Warrior claims to have done this to millions in his conquest to "sterilize". The Warrior proudly defends his self-admitted genocide by saying his strength allows him to do what he wants, threatening to smash anyone who resists his will.
  • Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds' Murder Ballads' "The Curse of Millhaven": Loretta, better known as Lottie, is a psychotic 14-year-old whose sadistic, prolific murders are mistaken for some sort of curse upon her hometown. First, she murders a young boy by bashing in his head, and hides his body in a creek. She then decapitates a handyman and leaves his head in a fountain, and stabs her neighbor to death. After getting caught, she happily describes the rest of her crimes in detail: on top of the murders, she had taken down warning signs around a lake in late winter, resulting in the deaths of 20 children, and committed arson around a slum, burning it and its inhabitants to the ground. When captured, her only regret is that she couldn't do more.
  • Celtic Frost's "Into the Crypts of Rays": Gilles de Rais was a French marshal who fought alongside Jeanne D'Arc as her personal guard. A rich nobleman, Gilles found himself deep in debt after squandering his wealth on lavish living, resorting to dabbling in mysticism and the occult to increase his riches. Gilles enticed several children into partaking in his black masses where he sexually abused and sacrificed them to different demons. Gilles took sadistic delight in snuffing out the lives of his 140 victims.
  • Creature Feature's "Dr. Sawbones": Dr. Sawbones presents as a cultured gentleman, but is secretly a sadistic Serial Killer. Stalking the streets every night, Sawbones finds random people to gorily butcher with his medical implements. Lacking a victim pattern, he picks people at complete random, and his only motive is love of the deed, being described as "happy as can be" when stalking his victims.
  • Dan Bull's "The End of The Line" (with The Stupendium): The Conductor and the Stationmaster are a pair of gleefully sadistic cultists serving the horrifying train-entity "Choo-Choo Charles". Having been part of the group that unwittingly released him, they struck a deal with the beast; they would kidnap locals on the island, and at "tea time" would feed them to the train. They happily boast of their previous victims, including "A vicar, a postman or 3" as they mock and torment their newest victim. Utterly selfish and cruel, the duo manage to be as monstrous as Charles himself.
  • The Darkest of the Hillside Thickets's The Shadow Out of Tim: Nyarlathotep, the Crawling Chaos, is the malevolent herald of the Outer Gods and the one responsible for every atrocity in mankind's history. Spreading "mutilation and death in every land", Nyarlathotep gives the book of the dead to marine biologist Tim through which he learns that Nyarlathotep's endgame is unleashing the other gods to destroy the world. The song concludes with Tim speaking unintelligibly, his brain having melted at the revelation.
  • Dark Funeral:
  • Deathspell Omega's The Furnaces of Palingenesia: The unnamed narrator leads the totalitarian political faction known as the Order. The Order uses fear and paranoia to force absolute loyalty from all citizens, encouraging citizens to turn in their own loved ones for suspected crimes or even kill each other for perceived disloyalty. As a result, countless innocents are subjected to horrific punishments or murdered. The narrator is proudly aware of the terrors that the Order inflicts upon the world and in fact pushes it forward to the point society completely collapses under his rule.
  • The Decemberists' The Hazards of Love: The Rake, one of the two main villains of this Concept Album, is a self-centered sociopath who only married his wife to slake his want for sex, and believed fatherhood was a curse. Glad about the deaths of his wife and third daughter in childbirth, the Rake decided to murder his remaining children in order to gain the freedom of a new, carefree life. In "The Rake's Song", he reveals he poisoned his elder daughter, drowned the younger, and beat his son to death then burned his body because the boy dared to fight back. Assuring the listener he's never really been bothered about murdering his own kids, in the second half of the album he begins his new life by abducting the heavily pregnant Margaret with the intent to rape her.
  • Demons & Wizards' "Crimson King": Randall Flagg himself is the POV character, spreading the message of his dark master the Crimson King and gathering all those with lost souls to his dark service. Thriving wherever there is war, sin and evil, Flagg gleefully shows himself bereft of anything but a self-indulgent wickedness, relishing in his many evil titles and awaiting the day he ensures the collapse of the Tower and basks in the thrill of "a thousand worlds dying at once"—whereupon Flagg seeks power beyond the downfall of existence.
  • Ronnie James Dio's Magica: Shadowcast is the leader, High Priest, and executioner of the Evilsyde who sets out to conquer the planet Blessing and summon his master Astaroth. A monster prideful of his own wickedness, Shadowcast sent his forces out to engage in a bloody battle with the wizards, whereupon he won and took the spell book Magica. Knowing that the elder Eriel is destined to defeat him, Shadowcast gives him fever dreams while he launches his attack. To feed his troops and summon Astaroth, Shadowcast encases the population of Blessing into stone, sending their souls to the planet Otherworld, where the spirits are kept in prison camps to be tortured and assimilated for energy. Later sending Eriel to the Otherworld, Shadowcast personally executes him, and attempts to do the same to the young Challis. Leaving his men to burn, Shadowcast returns billions of years later to possess some aliens, where he deletes his failure from history, and continues his plan of conquest.
  • Draugûl's "Kazikly Voyvoda" ("Impaler Lord"): "In a land beyond the forests", a fearsome warlord by the name of Dracul was known as The Devil's son. This "foul and sinful beast" delighted in impaling his victims, of which he had multitudes. At one point, he even ate a meal while his victims screamed. He was eventually killed, but some say he made a Deal with the Devil. His tomb was empty, and, as Dracula, caused peasants to become "corrupted to a realm beyond the grave", as well as many more deaths. The legend is that "the Dark Prince of Wallachia haunts his fortress to this day".
  • Dream Theater's "The Dark Eternal Night": Nyarlathotep is as twisted as ever. Descending from the stars, the Outer God subjects worlds to madness and death, annihilating entire planets and leaving nothing but ruin and death in his wake, glorying over the destruction he creates.
  • DulcetRefrain aka Aria Rose's version of "Megalovania": Chara, aka the Fallen Child, is here portrayed as significantly worse than their video game counterpart. Having gone on a massive killing spree against the monsters of the underground, they now battle Sans, cruelly taunting him about the victims they've claimed, including his younger brother Papyrus. Insistent that Sans will inevitably lose, Chara vows to "erase it all", even wishing to do another run so they can destroy the world all over again.
  • Edge of Sanity's Crimson & Crimson II: The Crimson Queen, the first-born child for a decade after the world has been rendered infertile, masquerades as a messiah and a symbol of hope, but is in reality a willing servant of Hell. She first wipes out the elders, scientists preserved for their knowledge, to prevent humanity from being able to breed again. She locks up her predecessor in a crimson tank to be tortured for years, and takes pleasure in the sound of his screams. Told by her master that she will leave the world defiled, she enacts a plan to exterminate the last of humanity. She uses her mind-control powers to trick her loyal court into killing themselves in front of their loved ones, condemning their souls to a Fate Worse than Death. When humanity gathers together to oppose her, the Queen sends her knights to kill everything they come across and attempts to fuse the mortal world and hell together to rule over all that remains, before being defeated and imprisoned. In Crimson II, after her spirit is released by an unsuspecting nun and she is reborn as a baby, she holds an entire monastery under mind control, and drives anyone who suspects her identity into insanity. When a group of the nuns attempt to imprison her again seven years later, the Queen tries to murder every single one of them, including the one who released her.
  • "False Sir John": The eponymous knight, Sir John, charmed women into marrying him only to reveal his sinister designs by robbing, stripping, and casting them off a cliff to drown in the waters below. Having given this fate to 7 women, Sir John woos May Colvin, vowing to marry her in return for a portion of her father's wealth. He then tries to repeat the process on her, gloating how she'd be the eighth woman to drown.
  • Geto Boys' "Mind of a Lunatic":
    • Bushwick Bill starts his part off shooting someone in the head, taking delight as the guy bleeds to death and draws his last breath. He later stalks a girl outside of her house, grabs her by the mouth as soon as she leaves, drugs her, drags her back into the house, and proceeds to rape her, threatening to kill her if she screams. He slits her throat anyway and continues to rape her corpse. Bushwick Bill ends his part wielding a shotgun and a few explosives, ready to face the cops.
    • Scarface is much more Ax-Crazy, fondly reminiscing about the people he's killed and mutilated. He kills his girlfriend and a nearby guy who said girlfriend's grandmother alerted. As he is about to kill the grandmother, the police arrive to stop him. Scarface proceeds to kill them with his guns, loaded up on angel dust at the same time. Surrounded by the police, he kills an innocent bystander and takes the rest of them as hostages, declaring that he will murder them unless the cops let him go.
  • Gloryhammer: Zargothrax, the Dark Sorcerer of Auchtermuchty, begins by raining fiery death on the populace of Dundee, raping and kidnapping its fair princess, and proclaiming himself Dundee's dark emperor. Freed from his icy prison a thousand years in the future by his loyal Chaos Wizards, Zargothrax throws the galaxy into a bloody war to set the universe on fire by setting free Kor-Virliath, Elder God of the 18th Hell Dimension, allowing it to destroy all life in the universe. Zargothrax then flees to an alternate dimension which he takes over and corrupts utterly, corrupting the noble warrior Proletius and his Knights of Crail into the Deathknights of Crail—aka the Knights of Evil—and having them massacre peasants with aplomb. Zargothrax, finally destroyed moments away from becoming a god, even manages to plunge his Knife of Evil into the heart of Angus McFife, forcing him to throw himself into a volcano to prevent Zargothrax's evil from taking him over.
  • The Great Old Ones' "Nyarlathotep": Nyarlathotep is the plague of mental madness and the peddler of total sadness, the wicked voice and soul of the Outer Gods who as he always does ruins lives and spreads the disease of madness among humanity to control and influence them toward their destruction. Silencing the conscience of all those who would dare defy him, Nyarlathotep manipulates crowds entire before allowing his father, the idiot chaos Azathoth, to "blow Earth's dust away".
  • George Frederic Handel's Esther (oratorio): Haman is the anti-Semitic vizier to King Ahasuerus with false delusions of righteousness, who sends a decree out to kill all the Jews of Persia after Mordecai foiled an assassination attempt and refused to bow to him, having his soldiers murder any Jew they come across, infants included. After Esther appeals to the king to repeal the decree and reveals the attempt on his life, Haman begs for mercy before being taken to hang, where he curses them all and claims that he's the one being persecuted against.
  • Iced Earth:
    • "Dark Saga" & "The Last Laugh": Malebolgia, the self-proclaimed "destroyer of the light", is the demon who is responsible for creating Spawn. Making a deal with the deceased CIA soldier Al Simmons, Malebolgia rigged the deal, resulting in Al's soul becoming corrupted and tormented, becoming the present Spawn. It was soon revealed that Malebolgia tries to manipulate Spawn for his own bidding in order to destroy mankind and the heavens.
    • "Damien": Damien himself is as wicked as his film counterpart. Having always known of his dark roots, Damien, "when the boy becomes a man", paves the way for the apocalypse and for his father's minions to pave the way to famine, destruction, and corruption, to show mankind what Hell really means until humanity exists no more. Damien showcases every inch of his evil through the song's near-ten minute length, even vowing to make Jesus suffer as none have ever suffered before.
    • "Attila": Attila the Hun is the barbaric ruler of the Hun Empire defined by his hegemonic lust. Trying to expand his own empire and developing a seething hatred towards the Christians, Attila makes an alliance with other clans and starts his bloody conquest by attacking The Roman Empire, several cities of which his troops plunder and burn while getting several innocents killed.
  • Iron Maiden's Seventh Son of a Seventh Son: Lucifer himself, fearing the power of the titular child, tries to sway the baby's mother into murdering her child and handing her soul off to him. Lucifer poisons the world with evil, tempting people to death and damnation, and attempts to seduce the Seventh Son of a Seventh Son into sin and vice, causing disasters to kill people in the village, eventually damning the Son and plotting the ruin of mankind.
  • Kamelot's Karma (final three songs): Countess Elizabeth Báthory is a vain woman who desires eternity and divinity. After striking a virgin servant, Bathory believes she has discovered what she has sought and begins abducting girls to torture them and bathe in their blood, mocking them about walking beside her for all time after. After killing countless women, Bathory realizes she has nothing awaiting her but hell, and any attempt at repentance is hollow because she regrets nothing.
  • Live Squad's "Murderahh": Majesty's character wants to get back at someone for attempting to kill him. He decides to target the latter's entire family, first raping and killing his girlfriend in front of him, handcuffing him and stuffing a bomb in his mouth, before throwing a baby out the window. When a cop attempted to arrest him and Stretch's character, the latter two killed him.
  • Ludo's Broken Bride: King Silias is the King of what remains of civilization After the End. Not satisfied with his power, he makes a Deal with the Devil to destroy the rest of the world in exchange for magic. He uses this dark magic to burn and boil the dead into zombies with the sole purpose of wiping out the rest of the world. When a little boy suggests fighting back against the horde, he uses this magic to Mind Rape the mayor into a Despair Event Horizon and kill himself in front of said boy. Silias is amused by this and all his other crimes, never showing remorse, and using his dying breaths to still try to destroy the world.

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  • Macabre:
  • Madame Macabre:
    • "The Pianist": In this song inspired by the Creepypasta of the same name, the nameless demon manages to be worse than the one in the original story. Summoning herself to a man desperately trying to learn how to play the piano to impress the woman he loves, the demon offers the man to sell his soul to her in exchange of great pianist skills. The man signs the contract without reading it, and while he obtains what was promised, his music ends up killing everyone who listens to it, including the woman he loves. Confronting the demon about this, she mocks him for not reading the contract, which clearly stated this would have happened. With the man now on her side, the demon continues going after desperate humans to make deals with them, wishing to spread her curse like a disease.
    • "In the Cove": The Skin Taker is a mysterious creature that lures children to their doom. He lures a girl into going onto his ship and to his cove, keeping her enthralled with his magic. At the cove the girl hears a cacophony of screams and begs the Skin Taker not to "take my own". The Skin Taker then boasts about how he will "grind your skin" to "make them into clothes" and others finding "your remains scattered on the beach".
    • "Regret Game" (A Slender Man Inspired Song): This song presents a malicious take on Slenderman to deconstruct the idea of summoning monsters as a game. The narrator describes how she and their friends thought it was a good idea to summon Slenderman, ignoring the warnings not to do so. When summoned, the Slenderman chases down and kills the narrator's friends throughout the forest, during which he verbally mocks them for their stupidity and how their bodies won't be found. When the narrator hides and prays for help, the Slenderman tells her that prayers mean nothing to him. While it's implied the narrator made it out of the woods alive and learned her lesson, it's also implied in one form or another that Slenderman would haunt her for the rest of her life.
    • "Only Monika": Monika, bereft of the sympathetic qualities her canon counterpart has, is the self-appointed club president of the Literature Club. Envious that the player spends time with Sayori, Yuri, and Natsuki, Monika hacks the character files, amplifying their negative attributes to win the player over. When that fails, she mind rapes Sayori and Yuri, increasing their mental disorders, climaxing in both girls' suicides. Monika disposes of Natsuki for no other reason than standing in her way and decimates the world. She expresses little remorse over her actions, instead cackling like a lunatic giddily bragging about breaking her friends' minds.
  • Malevolent Creation's "Jack the Ripper": The titular killer showcases all his lurid atrocities and more, ripping apart prostitutes in the shadow of Whitechapel and performing "living autopsies" upon them. An "unconvicted maniac", Jack is indicated to see Whitechapel's prostitutes themselves "tempting" their eventual grisly fate in his demented mind.
  • Man on the Internet:
  • Marah in the Mainsail's Bone Crown: The "Great" Fox is a treacherous, sinister manipulator out to control the dark forest through force. Though first seeming to be simply paranoid in ordering any humans who enter his forest be slain, the Fox is revealed to have usurped the ivory throne of the forest from the true Stag King, torturing, killing, and gnawing the very antlers from his head for the Fox to don as his "bone crown". When the Owl and Timber Man reveal the Fox's crooked actions, the Fox viciously mains his friend the Owl before ordering the entire forest be burned down with everyone inside, happy to see its entire populace perish with him so long as nobody rules the dark forest but him.
  • The Mechanisms' Once Upon A Time (In Space): King Cole is the brutal, millennia-old ruler of a space empire spanning thousands of solar systems. Seeking a better way to conquer, Cole had his greatest general Rose Red kidnapped from her wedding to serve as the genetic basis for a Clone Army, killing almost all the attendees in the process. When Rose's sister Snow White starts a rebellion against him, Cole has all resistance suppressed brutally, having dissidents executed and sent to prison camps. When the prototype for the clone army revolts, Cole has her turned into a Living Battery for his throne world's defense grid, keeping her in a tortured, half-conscious state. Side materials establish that Cole's bodyguards are made of children painfully converted into cyborgs. As the final battle of the rebellion approaches, Cole commands all his soldiers to die to protect him. When cornered in his throne room, Cole has Snow killed and shoots a recently-freed Rose in her wife Cinder's arms, rendering his death and the rebellion's victory largely Pyrrhic.
  • Megadeth's "Prince of Darkness": Satan is solely responsible for all evil that exists. With his silver tongue, he tells lies and sows dissent to lead people to their doom. Causing accidents, wars, and disease, he has killed more than all other beings combined, with nobody safe from his wrath. Meanwhile, he gives people their basest desires, only to take it back and imprison their souls after they've destroyed their lives.
  • The Misfits' "Jack the Ripper": The narrator of the song, indicated to be the titular serial killer relishing blood in his hands slipping through his fingers "like lives I take", viciously taunts and mocks his victims all throughout the song, hounding with the repeated chorus of "where you gonna go / whatcha gonna do?" The song ends as the narrator concludes with his slaughter, gleefully summing up how he hasn't any remorse, thanking the victim for "everything they did" to fulfill his desire.
  • The Monolith Deathcult: In the discography of this band with a love of Horrible History Metal and all things morbid, there are a few figures who stand out as especially nasty:
  • Necro's "White Slavery" (featuring Ill Bill): Ill Bill is a sadistic human trafficker who outshines the more pragmatic Necro in cruelty. Kidnapping women and selling them to the highest bidder, Ill Bill has women tortured, injected with drugs, and fed dog food, even making them fight each other for his own amusement. Starving them until they become cannibals, Ill Bill feeds them human flesh and makes them eat each other's brains. "Retarded acquaintances", meanwhile, are raped, doused in lighter fluid, and burned to death. Fully aware of what a total scumbag he is, Ill Bill plans to continue his operation until he's 103.
  • Randy Newman's "God's Song (That's Why I Love Mankind)": God himself is a cackling narcissist endlessly laughing at the joke he's played upon humanity, committing atrocity after atrocity—-like the pointless murder of Israel's children, the burning of cities and an existence full of "squalor and filth and misery"-—while saying man means utterly nothing to him. The reason why he "loves" mankind, as God concludes, is because of the blind reverence they show toward him, even as he continues to torment them endlessly.
  • N.W.A's "One Less Bitch": Dr. Dre's character is a ruthless pimp who only cares about money. Upon noticing the attractive prostitute Clara, Dre's character decides to pimp her to gain money. However, after accusing her of stealing from him, Dre's character ties her up to a bed and has her gang-raped by his friends before killing her. Later having a sexual relationship with Vicky, he decides to use her as well as a prostitute to gain money, but kills her when he finds out her husband is the District Attorney.
  • Poets of the Fall: Hamartia is the lord of the Tragic Mistake, who delights in leading people to ruin. A devilish Monster Clown, Hamartia, in the "Daze" music video, presides over a Masquerade Ball of decadence and revelry, mocking the desire for freedom and friendship from one of the guests. When she attempts to leave, Hamartia decides to "let the whole world burn" and incinerates the entire ball with everyone inside, the flames eventually engulfing the woman's car, all while Hamartia celebrates amidst the fire.
  • The Protomen: Dr. Albert Wily, the dangerously charismatic former partner of the brilliant Dr. Thomas Light, took the latter's revolutionary ideas and twisted them in order to take over the city. When Light and his love Emily oppose his designs, Wily murders Emily and pins it on Light to turn the city against him and drive him into exile. As dictator, Wily keeps his citizens under the perpetual watch of a one-eyed robot sniper, later models of which he spitefully named after Light's fallen friend Joe, while other dissidents like Mega Man and Proto Man are shattered by Wily's cruel manipulations. At the end of Act I, Wily has a crowd of his own people massacred to keep them under control. Wily's Villain Song, "The Hounds", shows him to have willingly and happily "passed and forgotten" any chance to redeem himself, and he never spends a moment not reveling over how he's wrapped the entire world around his thumb.
  • Queensrÿche's Operation: Mindcrime duology: Dr. X is the mysterious and charismatic leader of Operation Mindcrime. Dr. X preys on the disillusioned and hopeless, taking advantage of their dissatisfaction with society and their addictions to make them assassins to kill "political" targets, actually just people in Dr. X's way, so that he can amass more wealth and power for himself. When Nikki attempts to leave the group, Dr. X arranges for the death of Nikki's lover Sister Mary and frames Nikki for the crime to send him to an asylum and keep Dr. X's involvement secret. Years later when Nikki escapes, he discovers Dr. X has simply taken advantage of society to grow more and more wealthy and powerful, his rhetoric after defeating corruption a total lie.
  • The Real McKenzies' "Sawney Beane Clan": Sawney Beane is a medieval outlaw who takes his wife to live in the caves of Galloway. Becoming a bandit and Serial Killer, Sawney spawns many children and feeds them on his victims' flesh. He raises the sons to be his goons and rapes his daughters to keep their numbers high, abducting anybody who sees their father's face and butchering them. The Beane Clan's crimes are so severe that the Queen of England personally orders them put to the sword.
  • Rhapsody of Fire:
    • Tales From the Emerald Sword Saga:
      • Akron is a ruthless warlord and champion of the Hell God Kron. Akron begins by destroying the city of Ancelot and capturing its princess Airin. He lures the Warrior of Ice into giving him the famed Emerald Sword by threatening to execute all his prisoners, but has already killed them all. Akron has princess Airin raped to death by his demons in front of the men who love her, before having her beloved Arwald tortured and executed by being thrown into an Acid Pool. Akron's armies run rampant, destroying everything they encounter and slaughtering all they can. After a long campaign, when the Warrior of Ice is captured, Akron has him tortured and then decides to execute him by having him fed to the ravenous water snakes in the swamps.
      • The Queen of Dark Horizons, the ancient bride of Kron, is reawakened by Akron and proceeds to bring down torture, rape and pestilence upon the world. Unleashing hordes of demons and bringing the dead with her, the Queen helps to sweep over the lands with Akron, massacring countless innocents and subjecting others to rape and torture in order to build a kingdom for Kron where all who live submit, die, or both.
    • The Dark Secret Saga: Nekron, the son of Kron, led horrific wars that depopulated entire regions. Knowing his demise was imminent after the betrayal of the dragon Thanor, Nekron tortured Thanor hideously and turned him into stone before leaving ways to restore himself. Upon being returned, Nekron plans to lead demons to enact torture, pain and blood upon all living things until he is the master of everything.
  • Sabaton's "Uprising": The Nazi officer is glimpsed delivering orders for the execution of 100 Poles for every German, carried out as countless Polish civilians are rounded up and gunned down. Upon the resistance continuing, the officer has the city of Warsaw set ablaze, slaughtering countless innocents and resistance fighters, last seen strolling through the dead and dying while shooting them to ensure no survivors.
  • SayMaxWell's "Not The End": The Murderer is a depraved, smug Serial Killer who uses his job at Freddy's to commit heinous acts. Having murdered several children, the murderer boasts about his crimes while implying that he framed another employee. Reprogramming the animatronics for malevolent purposes, the murderer eventually destroys them, and when confronted by the dead children, pathetically tries to convince them he meant no harm. Even when crushed to death in an animatronic suit, the murderer is unrepentant, announcing that he will soon return, and gloating that he'll get the last laugh.
  • Mike Shinoda's "fine": The unnamed tyrant relishes in causing destruction with his nigh omnipotent technology. Throughout the video, the tyrant would calmly speak over the PA that "everything is gonna be fine" to a Crapsack World, only to immediately proceed to use his high tech power to cause citywide blackouts; a power outage on an in-flight plane; massive explosions in buildings containing soldiers, both injured and able; bloody and brutal suppression of protests which perpetuates greater violence; and widespread death, on one occasion single-handedly striking a large crowd of civilians dead for no reason. The tyrant shows nothing but sadism, pride, and joy in every instance, having fun spreading mass destruction and literal darkness and doing it all simply for fun.
  • Sigh's "In the Mind of a Lunatic": The titular lunatic is Jack the Ripper himself. He has been "killing off the corner whores", bringing "a scene of gore". He manages to blend into the crowd, with London having no idea who he is. Eventually, "the killings ended but the case was never solved...It's a mystery that's lasting 'till this very day."
  • Skiltron's "Sawney Bean Clan": Sawney Bean himself is an egomaniacal, cannibalistic cult leader. Forming his clan upon the outskirts of Galloway, Sawney imposed cannibalism upon himself and his men, inducting new followers by having them "feast with the blood of Christ". As his clan grew in size, Sawney allowed them to rob and murder any passerby they came across and dine on their flesh. This went on for 25 years, only stopping once Sawney's clan was caught and promptly executed.
  • A Sound of Thunder:
    • "Udoroth": The titular Udoroth was once a barbarian warlord who slaughtered and raped everything in his path before being slain and forced to pay for every crime in his mortal life. Udoroth became a merciless demon lord by killing his way to the top, assuring a cruel reign over the domain he rules over. To slake his perpetual lust for agony and torture, Udoroth enslaves, slaughters, and tortures everything within sight, eventually leading his hordes to conquer Earth and rule a land of the living and dead with no divide.
    • Tales from the Deadside (Music Inspired by Shadowman): Master Darque, after murdering his father and countless innocents to strengthen his dark powers, pursues his fleeing sister Sandria, killing all in his path to recover her. After being defeated and banished to the Deadside, Darque proceeds to build a tower of souls, yoking countless tortured spirits to harness their energy in order to pierce the veil of the living world, allowing him to "challenge God by killing all who live and dream".
  • Starset's "SYMBIOTIC": Melvin is a slob who follows the influencer Chaz through a futuristic technology. Hacking into the device and taking control of Chaz's body, Melvyn strangles Chaz's girlfriend, butchers her body, and guns down party guests, all while Chaz's consciousness is helplessly watching. Melvin eventually returns to his own body, leaving the distressed influencer in the middle of the carnage.
  • The Stupendium:
    • "FIND THE KEYS" & "ART OF DARKNESS": Joseph "Joey" Drew, lacking any of his canonical redeeming qualities, is the megalomaniacal co-creator of the Bendy franchise with his partner Henry Stein. Becoming obsessed with the dark arts, Joey would use the Ink Machine and rituals to transform the studio into a hellish realm of pain and death. He would also horribly morph thousands of people into his "masterpieces", monstrous Ink creatures forced to wander the studio. Joey would then become the Ink Demon to "cheat death itself", engaging in wanton slaughter as he rules over the tortured Ink realm. Ultimately, Joey invites Henry back to the studio, where the numerous entities inside attempt to kill him.
    • "FAZBEAR FAMILY"; "BACK TOGETHER"; & "A PIZZA THE ACTION": William Afton is an egomaniacal sadist who once used the Fazbear food chain to murder several children, luring his victims to the safe room and killing them. Eventually, Afton would design the Funtime animatronics and becomes the monsterous Springtrap. Together, he and the Funtimes would murder children at a new Fazbear Location while trying to kill the manager. After being burnt to death, Afton would return as Glitchtrap within a video game, murdering or body-jacking those who played it. Afton would then take over the Pizzaplex Mall, turning the Glamrocks into murderers. At one point, Afton dispatches Glamrock Freddy in front of the child Gregory before taking over Freddy's body to attack him.
    • "WHY DID I SAY OKIE DOKI?": Monika, lacking any of her canonical redeeming traits and Heel Realization, is the seemingly-friendly leader of the Literature Club. Having somehow gained powers to break the fourth wall and alter reality, Monika becomes obsessed with the newest member, a close friend of Sayori's. In order to ensure the Protagonist is hers, Monika Mind Rapes Sayori to make her kill herself before erasing her from existence, ensuring that the Protagonist leads a lonely life before the Literature Club. Monika then uses her powers to break Natsuki and Yuri, driving the former to be more hostile and the latter to self-harm and eventually commit suicide as well before erasing them from existence. Monika then captures not just the Protagonist, but The Stupendium themself to be her prisoner for all time.
    • "THE TOYBOX": Elliot Ludwig is the ruthless head of Playtime Co. Desiring to make advanced toys he could sell, Elliot performed horrid experiments on countless people, even his own employees, to make them into living toys. The process results in them steadily losing their memories, and eventually being driven to murderous insanity.
    • "WOOL OVER OUR EYES": The Lamb, lacking any of their canon counterpart's redeeming traits, is the cruel leader of the cult for The One Who Waits. Seeking out vulnerable creatures, including ones who were to be sacrificed to the other Bishops, the Lamb indoctrinates them and puts them to work, having any who can't pick up the pace killed and instilling a dogma of constant guilt and penance upon their disciples. Most damningly, the Lamb will ritualistically feed their followers to The One Who Waits, doing so at the end to the bird who they had previously promised to save from being sacrificed.
    • "THE END OF THE LINE" (with Dan Bull): The Conductor and the Stationmaster are a pair of gleefully sadistic cultists serving the horrifying train-entity "Choo-Choo Charles". Having been part of the group that unwittingly released him, they struck a deal with the beast; they would kidnap locals on the island, and at "tea time" would feed them to the train. They happily boast of their previous victims, including "A vicar, a postman or 3" as they mock and torment their newest victim. Utterly selfish and cruel, the duo manage to be as monstrous as Charles himself.
  • Trans-Siberian Orchestra's Beethoven's Last Night: Mephistopheles, master of the Deal with the Devil and wicked Lord of the Fallen, attempts to lay claim to Beethoven's soul as he has so many others before him. Mephistopheles promises to relinquish Beethoven's soul if only he obliterates all his music and hands over his Tenth Symphony. Failing that, Mephistopheles gleefully pledges to torture and damn a random orphan child should Beethoven not break, espousing in "Misery" through all the horrible ways he'll torment the child before dragging her off to Hell.
  • Trouble's "The Fall of Lucifer"; "The Tempter"; & "Revelation Life or Death": Lucifer was once an "angel of light," but when he desired more power and attempted to usurp God, he was defeated and condemned to Hell. Changing his name to Satan, he continued to spite God by spreading the temptation of sin to mankind, trying to influence their own destruction. Eventually, Satan managed to conquer Earth, in which he slaughters countless Christians and creates a "lake of fire" that spreads "eternal death" for at least seven years.
  • Tyler, the Creator's "Garbage": The Serial Killer is initially just an ordinary drug dealer who later found joy after killing a guy for trespassing his territory. Addicted to killing, he then goes on to commit numerous murders and slaughters a task force that tried to arrest him. He also keeps a number of victims alive in his house basement, rips out their arms and legs so that they wouldn't leave, and tortures them for his own amusement. It is also implied that he killed children or at least drugged them to the point where they are beyond saving.
  • Venom's "Countess Bathory": Elizabeth Báthory is a sadistic countess seeking to stop her body from aging. Inviting the area's virgins to her castle, she has them let their guard down by throwing constant lavish parties. However, every night, she kills one of them to bathe in their blood.
  • Villain - A Vanessa/Vanny Animatic (link): In this animatic, William Afton is the source of all troubles. As Glitchtrap, he takes control of a woman named Vanessa and turns her into a sadistic serial killer, killing at least 9 children through her, leaving her partially aware of her actions and tormenting her, such as showing her own mother and her friend Luis, whose deaths she blames herself for. Trying to have her kill a child named Gregory, Glitchtrap taunts and exploits her guilt one last time after she's freed from his control before presumably deciding to use his physical body to continue his crimes himself.
  • Vindsvept's "The Scarlet King": The titular Scarlet King is a powerful sorcerer who usurps a kingdom by destroying a city, wiping out an army, before wiping out the royal family and taking the king's bloodstained crown as his own. From there he enslaves and burns his kingdom, taking some unlucky subjects to fuel his dark magic. The Scarlet King makes a deal with the sage, agreeing to spare his family in exchange for the life of a hero prophesied to defeat him, later killing the supposed hero groomed to face him.
  • Vocaloid franchises and continuities:
    • Rin Kagamine's "Fear Garden": The killer (portrayed by Rin) is a psychotic and vile teenage trickster who obsesses over human hands. She will act friendly and chipper while in public or at school, but will proceed to stalk her "friends" until she can get them alone, and will then proceed to use a knife to torture her victims, eventually using the knife and her own strength to rip their arms off of their bodies, then finish the victims off by continually stabbing them even after they die. She will then plant the arms with their hands out in her garden and flowerpots, decorating them and rearranging them. She muses about her malevolent actions and even flashes back to her first victim, her own twin brother, who she killed and hid in a closet
    • Kagerou Project: The Snake of Clearing Eyes/Wide-Open Eyes Snake is the Big Bad of the franchise. The only one of Azami's snakes to develop consciousness, the Snake manipulates Azami into freeing him and the other snakes, escaping to the real world and possessing Kenijrou Tateyama. Promising to reunite Kenijrou with his dead wife but never fulfilling it so he can exist forever, the Snake arranges for the murders of his students, tricking Kenijrou's daughter into killing herself when she discovers his plan. Forcing the girl's stepbrother to help him cover it up, the Snake goes on to carry out his murder spree uninterrupted. Possessing Konoha to try and kill the protagonists for discovering his plan, the Snake forces the timeline to be reset indefinitely, killing his victims over and over again to remain immortal and satisfy his sadism while leaving the whole world locked in a "Groundhog Day" Loop.
    • Machigerita's "Pierrot" (English translation): The titular Pierrot was once a Non-Ironic Clown who loved to entertain children. After being mocked by his audience, Pierrot's heart "became filled with a murky darkness" and he decided that he must kill the children. Kidnapping the children and trapping them in his room, Pierrot sadistically persists in torturing his victims before finally killing them—one child is described as having their face "shaved off". Pierrot expresses great delight in their suffering, enjoying the smell of their blood and the look of their pained expressions, and states that he'll never stop even as they become disfigured. Pierrot proclaims how much he "loves" everything about the children he kills, and the song ends with one of his victims screaming.
  • Voltaire's "Robber Baron" & "Stakes And Torches (The Uprising of the Peasants)": Robber Baron is an greedy elitist who represents the worst of the Industrial Revolution. A "cold heartless beast" who rules an unnamed town, Robber Baron forces children as young as 8 to work in his assembly lines, uncaring if they lose a limb or two. Keeping his peasants poor and starving as he dines on delicate food inside his castle, Robber Baron also sends his own police force out to keep his citizens in line and terrified.
  • Whiplash's "The Burning of Atlanta": The unnamed Villain Protagonist is a Pyromaniac without motive. To get his jollies, the pyromaniac sets a fire that burns Atlanta, Georgia to the ground. As the flames kill thousands, the madman simply watches with utter glee before trying to escape. Society is so horrified by the crime that when the pyromaniac is captured, the guillotine is brought back to dispose of him.
  • Within Temptation's "Angels": The unnamed Serial Killer is a demon who dresses up as trustworthy people—such as a cop, a doctor, a construction worker, and a clown—and lures women into his home, pretending to be a friendly individual, only to kill them after he's gained their trust by chloroforming them and burying them alive in the desert. He has succeeded at least 16 times, and keeps newspaper clippings of their disappearances on his wall. He intends to do the same thing to the protagonist under the guise of a priest, after her friend has seemingly abandoned her on the side of the road.

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