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"You see, in this world, there's people like me and there's people like you. And people like me eat people like you for breakfast and shit them out. You're nothing but foreign vermin, a stinking introduced species. And it's up to my kind to wipe your kind out. And that makes me the winner, which makes you..."
Michael "Mick" Taylor, to Paul, before knocking him out, Wolf Creek 2

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Animation (Non-Anime, non-Western)

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  • 10000 Years Later (2015): Wugreb was once a simple tribe leader who sought to understand the secrets of the ancient gods and their magic, technology. However, discovering that all gods were mere humans, Wugreb decided to make himself the most glorious being to have ever lived. Declaring himself the Devil of the new world, Wu transformed his entire tribe into his own army of demonic monsters, and sent them out into the land to pillage, destroy, and slaughter all they came across, turning the current world into a Hell of his own making. After being locked away for a millennia for his crimes, Wu rises once more and continues his nightmarish conquest, massacring entire tribes and, in one case, cursing their souls to never leave their now-dead bodies. Lusting to return to the ancient "Techcity" so as to use it in his domination, Wu assaults and strangles the friends and dog of a young girl, Joma, to force her to give him the means to bring Techcity to him, and, after succeeding in this, forces her to watch as he crucifies and kills one of her friends in front of her. Wu later declares his goal to erase all former gods from the history books and become the one, true power in the world, and brutally murders the few heroes who stand up to him, before attempting the same to Joma. Wu believed any shred of humanity to be a weakness and saw himself as the ultimate being who deserved to be god, and as such, lived up to his self-given name of "Devil Wu", terrorizing and killing all who stood in his way simply to feed his superiority complex.
  • Allahyar and the Legend of Markhor (2018): Mani is an Evil Poacher who hunts endangered, sapient animals out of greed and pleasure, seeking to find Sia Koh and slaughter the tribe of markhor residing there. Admitting to seeing no difference between human and animal lives, Mani is only too willing to kidnap and murder the young Allahyar for getting in his way after nearly killing his father. Even when surrounded by the very animals he intended to kill, he still attempts to murder Allahyar out of spite after feigning surrender.
  • Bruce Lee and Chinese Gods (1976): The evil king and his wife, the fox spirit Da Ji, are a pair of horrific tyrants who starve, torture and kill their population. When anyone opposes them, the two have them torture and executed, multiple people burnt alive at one point. At another, a kind adviser is forced to carve out his own heart. When the gods intervene to save the people, the pair start a war to slaughter the neighboring nation and even call demons down upon the world to do more damage.
  • Cubix: Robots for Everyone: Kilobot, Dragon-in-Chief to Dr. K, the Arch-Enemy of Cubix, and the most vicious character in the series, Kilobot regularly drains innocent robots' life-energy throughout the series, plunging them into death-like comas in the process. When acting on orders from Dr. K, Kilobot goes out of his way to cause more destruction than remotely necessary, often times targeting children and innocents for fun. Kilobot regularly defies his master's orders, trying to let a weather machine destroy an entire city, stealing a cloning device from a robotics corporation, framing a hero for it, then trying to blow up said corporation when discovered, and murdering Dr. K's best friend, all on his own accord. Betraying Dr. K, Kilobot executes Maximix, takes control of an army of Zombots, then plans to use them to turn every robot into his slave then conquer the world, and, when his plans are thwarted, Kilobot makes one last attempt on Cubix's life by crushing his power core in his bare hands. Though appearing in a lighthearted series, Kilobot was a depraved monster whose appearances darkened the series considerably.
  • Eon Kid:
    • The General is the sociopathic cyborg who is responsible for the post-apocalyptic state of the Earth throughout the series. Developed a century ago to fight against an army of beings called the Gigantors, the General quickly developed a god complex and obsession with destiny, and led an uprising against humanity to conquer the world, leading to mass destruction and chaos. Though seemingly defeated by the great hero Eon, the General was rebuilt 100 years later by his servants, and immediately restarts his campaign for conquest by dispatching dozens of CDF soldiers before reactivating one of the Gigantors. Using the Gigantor, the General crushes all in his path, planning to annihilate all those who stand against him, and coldly executes the loyal Khan for expressing disgust at the General's disregard for the mass casualties he plans to cause. When Marty, the last descendant of Eon, confronts him, the General attempts to painfully kill the boy while forcing his friends to watch, even mind-controlling one of them into attacking Marty for him, before finally losing all his previously smug composure to rant about his plans to plunge the world into darkness to fulfill his destiny. Vicious and cruel beyond compare, the General was feared across the world for good reason, and stamps himself in Earth's history as the greatest threat it ever faced.
    • Dr. Chen, one of the General's two Co-Dragons alongside Khan, is a diabolical genius bent on reviving the General and taking over the planet alongside him. Originally a high-ranking CDF scientist who was demoted for his unethical experiments, Chen betrayed humankind to rebuild the General and began collecting his scattered parts through any means necessary. To ensure the General would go unopposed when revived, Chen and Khan order the entire Eon family bloodline exterminated, leading to the deaths of numerous innocents, and Chen regularly orders the deaths of innocents throughout the series. After manipulating the arrogant Von Rhyner into reconstructing a Gigantor for him, Chen orders the man and his entire staff to be disposed of, and, once the General is revived, Chen gleefully pilots the Gigantor to destroy any opposition to the General, and tries to murder the young girl Ally when she attempts to shut down the mechanical monstrosity. Dr. Chen was a slimy scumbag who was willing to doom countless innocents out of nothing but ego and scientific curiosity, and is responsible for most of the evil in the series.
    • Scar, a twisted madman who serves the General simply to get to hurt people, was the one commissioned to wipe out the Eon bloodline, and he gleefully hunted down each and every member of the family and slaughtered them, nearly claiming the life of a then-infant Marty as well. In the present, Scar attempts to torture a captured prisoner for information, and later tracks down a now preteen Marty, at which point he confronts Gaff, the Eon family guardian, whom Scar viciously mocks regarding his massacre of the Eon bloodline, even fondly recalling their screams as he cut them down. When he eventually confronts Marty by slaughtering his way into a hospital, Scar continues his boasts of glee at killing the boy's family, and implores the boy to stay conscious as he assaults him, noting it won't be as fun to kill him if he's not awake. Though a minor villain in the grand scheme of things, Scar stood out among his fellow villains as the only purely sadistic individual who regarded killing and hurting others as rewards in themselves.
  • Krishna Aur Kans:
    • King Kans is a brutal tyrant and warlord who starkly believes it is his right to take whatever he pleases, at the expense of the kingdom. While prince, Kans devastated villages, brutally killing its inhabitants and forcing others into slavery. When Kans hears of a prophecy that the eighth son of his beloved cousin Devaki will put an end to his reign, he makes it his foremost mission to kill him to end the threat to his rule. He is offered the chance to repent of his evil, but refuses. He revokes his former love for Devaki and imprisons both her and her husband Vasudev on the day of their wedding, and murders their newborn children so that they won't grow up to oppose him, also executing anyone who sympathizes with the two. When Devaki gives birth to Krishna and he is hidden away in a village, Kans summons demons to kill him, even allowing the witch Putna to slaughter infant children by the hundreds just to ensure Krishna's death. After a decade passes, Kans finally summons Krishna to a gladiatorial battle to finish him once and for all. Believing himself superior to all beings, Kans was a monstrous ruler who caused the deaths and suffering of thousands of people.
    • Putna is the first demon summoned by Kans, and one of the most vile. Dealing in the black arts, Putna takes pride in her evil and cruelty. She torments the other demons in the underworld, burning and melting them on a whim, all the while gloating of how she has killed many humans. When summoned by Kans to kill Krishna, Putna is piqued, desiring the deaths of thousands of children. She only agrees to the deal when Kans appeals to her by demanding that every infant boy born in the last ten days be killed. Putna then terrorizes the kingdom, gleefully murdering every infant she sees. When she finds Krishna, she transforms into a beautiful woman and tries to feed him poisoned breast milk. Among a colony of demons, Putna surpasses the others in sheer cruelty, and the other demons are both mesmerized by and terrified of her.
  • Monkey King: Hero Is Back: Hun Dun (or Hundun) the Demon King—the leader of the mountain trolls—is an alchemist practitioner searching for eternal life. Tasking his minions with invading villages to capture children, Hun Dun aims to sacrifice them on the Day of the Total Solar Eclipse by burning them to death in a large alchemy furnace and converting their life essences into an elixir, thereby prolonging his own life. His search for immortality throws him into conflict with the group when Jiang Liuer saves a young girl from getting taken. After succeeding at capturing the young girl through an elaborate trap, Hun Dun, angered by Liuer's intrusion with his plans, seizes the young boy and strangles him to the point of unconsciousness, which advances to him trying to violently dispose of the boy by firing several blasts at him. Upon acquiring energy from the solar eclipse, Hun Dun transforms into a nightmarish monster and begins to destroy everything in his path. Hun Dun also throws a boulder at Liuer when the titular Monkey King, Sun Wukong, was desperately trying to save him.
  • Next Gen: Ares, initially Justin Pin's hulking robot bodyguard, is revealed to be far more evil than he lets on. Having been created by Justin Pin to be the perfect machine, Ares deduced that humans are flawed, and that they should be destroyed, killing Justin in response. Building a robot Justin to serve as his puppet, he creates the Gen 6 Q-Bots for everyone to own, planning on having them detonate and wipe out all of humanity. Seeing 7723 destroying his machines, he kidnaps Mai's mother Molly, then tries to kill the two before leading them to a trap once they manage to escape. Revealing his plans to Mai and 7723, he casually disintegrates Dr. Tanner Rice and orders the Q-Bots to detonate a full soccer stadium once his plans are leaked to the public, before trying to disintegrate Mai for foiling his plans. A sadistic killing machine, Ares, despite his funny personality and claims of creating a better world, is nothing more than an egotistical monster willing to kill both human and robot alike to suit his needs.
  • Prince Vladimir: Krivzha is a High Priest of Perun who uses his pagan religion to obtain absolute power. In the beginning, he murders his teacher to gain authority. Many years later, he collaborates with the Pechenegs and has them slaughter and burn villages. He also suggests that the village's sole survivor, a young boy, be sacrificed to his god. The boy later escapes and when Krivzha finds him with the Greeks, the boy escapes again while Krivzha has all the others killed and their ship burned. To obtain control over Russia, Krivzha frames Vladimir's older brother, Yaropolk, for the murder of the middle brother, Oleg, and give Vladimir a forged letter, causing Vladimir to invade his brother's land which ultimately results in the latter's death. After being exposed with his lies, Krivzha returns with the Pechenegs and attempts to kill a sympathetic pagan priest.
  • Sheep & Wolves: Ragear is a vicious and feared member of Grey's pack who detests the ancient laws that prevent him from killing as much as he wants for fun, regularly flaunting these rules to hunt prey for the thrill of it. Angered by his leader Magda's refusal to step down as leader, Ragear murders him and takes over by force, directing the pack to slaughter the nearby settlement of sheep to the last while knowing his rival Grey is among them. Even after his life is saved by Grey and the sheep's efforts, Ragear doubles around and tries to have his pack kill all the sheep anyways, threatening to kill the youngest of them if they stop him from doing so.
  • Sky Blue: Commander Locke is the ruthless head of security of Ecoban, introduced working the Marrians to death in terrible conditions. When a disaster occurs, Locke disengages a part of the rig, killing a large amount of innocent workers. When a foreman tries to stop Locke, Locke executes him on the spot and tells his subordinates that it's fine because the man drew a knife on him first. Locke begins ramping up the oppression, taking his men to kill protesting Marrians and finally initiates Operation Marr to exterminate most of them except those he'll spare to be enslaved to work for Ecoban. When he returns to find the heroine Jay trying to sabotage the city's unfair system, Locke gleefully attempts to shoot through his own second-in-command Cade to kill her, grinning all the while.
  • Speckles: The Tarbosaurus: One-Eye is a Serial Killer and engine of hate and rage in a Tyrannosaurus rex's skin. One-Eye demonstrates he's a calculating, rational monster by initiating a disaster to kill the young Speckles's family and murders his siblings for fun rather than for food. He proceeds to haunt Speckles throughout his entire life, trying to kill him or those the Tarbosaurus cares for. At the film's end, One-Eye even murders one of Speckles's children and tries to murder the other by hurling the hatchling into the ocean.
  • Thru the Moebius Strip (2005): King Tor of Raphicca was once a general of the Raphiccan army, but he became jealous of the current ruler of Raphicca, his own brother, and murdered him to take his position as king. Ruling his planet with an iron fist, Tor's selfishness drove numerous Raphiccans to rebel against him, leading to an ongoing war between the rebels and Tor. When the high priestess of the Raphiccans tries to hide a powerful crystal from Tor, he casually murders her, proclaiming her a traitor, then tortures one of her disciples to force another to harness the power of the crystal for him. After trying to kill the young Prince Ragis to secure his position as king, Tor leads a full-on assault on Ragis and the rebel army, wantonly firing his powerful cannons at enemies and his own soldiers alike, killing dozens of people. Flying into a rage after his soldiers turn against him due to his cruelty, Tor plans to open a dimensional rift and unleash nightmarish entities onto Raphicca to crush all in their path just to spite his enemies, and is beaten while trying to kill a defenseless human boy who was trying to close the rift.

Mythology & Religion

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  • Aboriginal Australian Myths: Bila, the Adnyamathanha sun goddess, was a cannibal who sent dogs to fetch her victims to roast over her fireplace, the origin of sunlight. She caused the extinction of an entire people, an act that shocked the heroic Kudnu ("Goanna Man") and Muda ("Gecko Man"). Losing the battle against them, Bila opted to flee, leaving the world to die in darkness and cold.
  • Greco-Roman myth is replete with examples of mortals who tried to outsmart the gods and paid for it. Yet none of them found as disgusting a method, or deserved their resultant punishment, as these people did:
    • Tantalus, a Greek king who was a favorite guest and host of Zeus's, proved that familiarity breeds contempt. Deciding that the gods were fools rather then omniscient beings, Tantalus set out to show that they could not even tell what they were being served for dinner, let alone comprehend the secrets of the cosmos. Murdering his own son, Pelops, Tantalus had him boiled, and served to the gods as the main course at dinner. By tricking the Olympians into eating their host's child, he sought to demonstrate that the gods were utter imbeciles. Instead, he proved that he was a relentlessly vile person and that even Olympian gods have standards. When his ploy was uncovered, Zeus both resurrected Pelops and trapped Tantalus in an Ironic Hell, cementing cannibalism, the slaying of one's own children, and the violation of xenia as major taboos in Greek culture.
    • Atreus was the king of Mycenae, the son of Pelops and Hippodamia, and the father of Agamemnon and Menelaus. Accounts vary, but in some cases he, and his brother Thyestes, killed his half-brother out of jealousy. When his wife, Aerope, helped Thyestes take the throne, Atreus killed Aerope, and with the help of Hermes and Zeus, retook the throne. Despite this, upon learning of Aerope's adultery with Thyestes, he went further with his revenge, killing Thyestes's young sons. During a supposed reconciliation dinner, Atreus then tricked Thyestes into eating the flesh of his own sons and taunted him with their hands and feet, thus violating xenia like his grandfather, the aforementioned Tantalus. He then forced his brother into exile for eating the flesh of a human, despite him being unaware of that. In a family notorious for its multiple cases of incest, violence, and revenge, Atreus stood out by the sheer violence he was capable of and the joy he found in hurting his brother, all for the sake of revenge.
    • Lycaon, tyrant of Arcadia, was the first werewolf. Appearing in several compendiums of myth from the time period, the most infamous version of Lycaon's story appears in Ovid's Metamorphoses. A cruel, bloodthirsty ruler, Lycaon was angered when his citizens celebrated Jove's (Zeus) visit to his city. Determined to prove that Jove was not really a god, and was therefore unworthy of their worship, Lycaon offered Jove a room for the night, plotting to murder him in his sleep. He also, like Tantalus before him, sought to test Jove's divinity, by serving the god human flesh at dinner. Butchering a hostage—in some versions his own son or infant grandson—Lycaon roasted his flesh, ate some of it himself, and placed it on the table before Jove, who reacted in outrage and disgust, cursing him with lycanthropy. Watching the newly lupine tyrant slaughter a herd of sheep, Jove noted that Lycaon's nature had not changed; it was simply that he was now as savage on the outside as he had always been on the inside.
    • Theseus's six labors on his way to Athens included these miscreants, notable for their methods:
      • Sinis was a bandit. One of the most infamous of his kind in Greek mythology and a violator of hospitality with a great number of victims, he tied travelers between pine trees to have them ripped apart.
      • Sciron was another notorious bandit and violator of hospitality with a huge number of victims. He lured travelers into washing his feet, at which point he kicked them into the sea, where they were Eaten Alive by a giant turtle lurking below the rocks.
      • Procrustes was not only a brutal killer—and possibly a bandit—but also a grave violator of xenia. A blacksmith, Procrustes invited travelers into his inn. While it's unclear if he had 1 or 2 beds, either way, Procrustes-possibly using his hammer-would stretch his guests if they were too short for the bed; if they were too tall, Procrustes would cut off their limbs.
  • Book of Esther: Haman the Agagite, one of the archetypal anti-Semites in Jewish folklore, is a vizier under Emperor Ahasuerus (Xerxes) whose ambition and ego know no bounds. Haman is introduced forcing citizens to bow to him; when a fellow advisor, Mordecai the Judean, refuses to bow to him—possibly on account of Haman embroidering a graven image into his clothing—Haman plots a genocide against Persian Jewry as a whole, manipulating the emperor into giving him his signet so that he may write it into law. When Mordecai still refuses to bow to him, Haman builds a gallows on which he intends to hang the latter.
  • Celtic Mythology:
    • Abhartach is a chieftain who once lorded over a kingdom in Derry and may have been one of the original inspirations for Count Dracula. While specific details on the legend may vary, the constant was that Abhartach was a bloody tyrant who mastered dark magic and was mercilessly cruel to both his people and others, killing his enemies for any slight whether they were guilty or not. He was so feared and hated by those he ruled over, that when Abhartach died, his people rejoiced. Unfortunately, with his dark magic, Abhartach rose as a vampiric creature, visiting his subjects' homes and demanding a bowl of blood from their wrists to feed his thirst. Eventually a rival chieftain was called upon to kill him, but no matter how many times Abhartach was killed, he would rise again to take more victims. It isn't until the chieftain was advised a specific ritual to bind Abhartach forever with the warning to never tamper with his grave lest Abhartach returns.
    • Balor, King of the Fomorians, was a brutal conqueror who was best known for his "evil eye" that could bring horrific ruin and destruction. Sweeping it across entire islands to burn all there, Balor established himself as a brutal tyrant who locked his daughter away after a prophecy her child would destroy him. When his daughter became pregnant, Balor killed several of the resulting babies with only one, Lugh, surviving to return to bring him down.
  • Egyptian Mythology: Apep, more widely known in the West by his Greek name, Apophis, was the Egyptian god of darkness, chaos, and destruction. Residing in the Underworld, Apophis took the form of a colossal snake, and every night, would attempt to devour the sun god Ra, as he made his way through the land of the dead, hoping to leave the world without light or life. During the day, while Ra was in the sky, Apophis would feed on those dead souls who were not properly protected against him, leading to their complete obliteration. His motives for doing so were that, as a primordial being associated with the dark, he hated the fact that there was a sun, or life on Earth, and aimed to go back to the way things used to be. He was also the leader of armies of demons, and sought to subvert mortal confederates into aiding his nihilistic agenda. Reviled by all the other deities, even Set, and universally loathed in Egypt, Apophis was the only god to have the distinction of never being prayed to. Instead, temples and ceremonies were set up to pray against him.
  • Mongolian and Siberian Mythology: Erlik was originally created by Ulgan to assist him in shaping the world. Erlik, however, believed himself to be the superior creator, and planned to usurp Ulgan. After accidentally adding the negative features of nature to creation, Ulgan banished Erlik, who then decided to deliberately ruin Ulgan's world to get even. He corrupted Ulgan's perfect life form, humans, adding to them everything negative about human nature, and when Ulgan created the prophet Maidere to enlighten humans, Erlik murdered him, forcing humans to rely on shamans to obtain the knowledge of the gods one tiny bit at a time. In his capacity as God of Death, Erlik has been known to drag human souls to his realm to enslave them, and it was believed that this would be the fate of anyone who did not first sate Erlik's ego with sacrifices.
  • Sumerian myth: Lamashtu is the daughter of the benevolent god Anu. A savage monster who rejects all goodness, Lamashtu causes famines and droughts, spreading pestilence and disease in the process. Not content with this, Lamashtu induces miscarriages and will steal infants to murder them while also murdering pregnant women and innocent young mortals, rending them apart to eat them herself. So vile is Lamashtu that even another demon like Pazuzu may be invoked against her, being the most terrifying and remorseless monster in the entire pantheon.
  • Romani Mythology is plagued with horrific monsters that embody every disease known to man, and this father-son duo is responsible for creating them:
    • The King of the Loçolici (humans cursed by Satan) once took a fancy to Ana, the queen of the Keshali. Rejected by Ana, he responded by hunting down her people and devouring them. When Ana agreed to marry him to save her people but still refused to have sex with him, the King drugged her and raped her. Goaded by his son, Melalo, he continuously forced himself on Ana, spawning horrible monsters that have plagued humanity ever since. Tired of this, the Keshali baked him a cake with dog and cat hairs that impregnated him with Poreskoro, the embodiment of The Black Death. With this attempt on his life, the King decided to divorce Ana, but only on the condition that she kept herself alive by drinking the blood of three of her own kind for all eternity, as once she dies, he will kill all Keshali once and for all.
    • Melalo is a two-headed bird born from the unholy union between the King of the Loçolici and Ana. He goaded his father into raping his own mother several times, creating monsters that cause diseases among humanity. He even took one of these, the hagfish-like Lilyi, as his own wife, breeding more disease demons into existence. He also tricked his own mother into impregnating herself with more disease deities in her separate attempts to both cure herself and sterilize herself. He is credited with every act of murder and rape mankind knows of, either by goading people or by possessing them himself. When not doing this, he enjoys tearing out human hearts with his own talons.
  • Zoroastrian Myth: Angra Mainyu, known by his Persian name as Ahriman, is the Evil Twin of creator god Ahura Mazda, and the antithesis of everything good and just. Declaring that "it is not that I cannot make anything good, but that I will not," Angra Mainyu sought to prevent Ahura Mazda from creating life in the first place, by slaying the primal bull, his first creation. He seduced the daevas (demons) away from Ahura Mazda, transforming them into spiteful beings living only to spread fear and hatred. When Ahura Mazda created sixteen lands, Angra Mainyu responded with sixteen scourges, including old age, disease, war, vice, and death. He created the monster Aži Dahāka, destined to slay one-third of the Earth's population, and turned him loose in the world. He made two separate attempts at destroying the Earth's water supply and leaving all creation to die of dehydration. He made Jeh, the primal whore, so that women would suffer from menstruation, birth pangs, and mistrust from men. He tried to coerce Zoroaster into coming over to his side, and then set the daevas upon him when he would not. Responsible for the very existence of evil, Angra Mainyu works to seduce men and women away from Ahura Mazda, so they might join his campaign for control of reality. Hating everything good and just, and angry that he is not the one who created everything, Angra Mainyu's ultimate goal is the annihilation of the universe.

Roleplays

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  • Dino Attack RPG: Nearly every villain has some redeemable trait... and then there's these guys.
    • Baron Typhonus, the Darkitect, wants to destroy the planet, before moving on to the rest of the universe. He actively plays with the minds of numerous characters, toying with their emotions to increase their suffering or bend them to his will. He has even brought peoples' worst fears to life in some of the cruelest ways possible. One of the worst things he has done on-screen is saving Dr. Rex from death, but in doing so, leaving him in a state of endless pain and agony while reducing him to little more than a puppet that he could control, forcing him to keep fighting a battle he no longer wanted to fight. When his minions, nothing more than tools to accomplish his goals to him, outlive their usefulness, he offs them without a single second thought.
    • The Brickspider Bot v1.0. is a cold-blooded killer, with quite a body count during the battle for LEGO Island. The Brickspider Bot also assisted Dr. Rex in leading the Dino Attack Team to the trap in Quadrant 14, which took even more lives. It was also noted that the Brickspider Bot is a grave robber who picks apart dead bodies to find ways to improve itself. It was created to be a mere mook, but Evil Ogel and General Evil realized that it was too intelligent and too evil, and so they knew it had to be destroyed. Even Cyber-Bully was disgusted by the Brickspider Bot's presence. The Brickspider Bot feels sadistic pleasure in torturing and terrorizing its victims before killing them in cold blood. The sole reason the Brickspider Bot wants to see the apocalypse happen is because it revels in the death and destruction it will cause.
    • Dr. Michelle Glados is willing to kill a world's population in a horrible apocalypse just to see what would happen. The fact that she suggests this so emotionlessly only makes it worse; although she rarely shows emotion, she feels no regrets over what she has done, and her emotionless exterior masks a heavy sadism. She knowingly took a group of Dino Attack agents, disguised as her own mooks, and sent them to the front lines of the battlefield where they were shot and killed by their own teammates. Then, she activated poisonous gases to treat the survivors with a slow, agonizing death. She killed Amanda Claw and Trouble. Her presence usually elicits complete disgust from those around her. When Glados and her fellow scientists realized that they were being manipulated by the Darkitect all along, they were all given a chance of redemption. Most of the other scientists took that chance and, by the end of the final battle, were fighting alongside the heroes. Glados did not. In fact, she barely even acknowledged the possibility that she could have redeemed herself, instead choosing to continue pursuing her own goals up until her death.
  • Global Guardians PBEM Universe: The Blood Red King is the Anthropomorphic Personification of Terror. On a lark, he once invaded the maternity ward of a Belgian hospital and suffocated all the babies whose name began with an "odd-numbered" letter (A = 1, C = 3, and so on). He once forced a crusading televangelist to rape, strangle, and dismember his own teenage daughter during a live television broadcast because he didn't like the man's hair.
  • Mass Effect Forum RPG: Tiraz Malkizan was, throughout his life, only ever interested in two things: Gaining money and power, and hurting people . Never a moral Turian to begin with, he committed his first murder at the age of 16 when he didn't want to share the loot of a robbery with his partner. Later on he decided that he could make far more money by becoming a Dirty Cop than with petty crime. To that end, he manipulated his two naive colleagues Beyo and Javed to use dirty methods (mostly blackmail and torture) to gather information faster and often framing innocent parties, all under the pretense of pretense of doing the work that others are afraid to do for the greater good. His most heinous acts during that period were the murder of an investigating co-worker and the brutal raping of Luceija Ascaiath, which he recorded for his own amusement. After being exposed and confronted by his colleagues, he grabbed off all the money they ever made and ran off to become a powerful crime lord, now fully embracing his savage nature with delight. Him raping and cannibalizing an Asari Justicar to death (after throwing her companion out of a window) and butchering his completely loyal assistant for saving him a few moments later than he ordered are just a few examples of why he is still considered the absolutely worst person this RPG has ever spawned, despite being dead since the early days of the RPG.
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Theatre

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  • William Shakespeare has produced timeless works with quite the incredible and diverse output. From some of his plays have come villains who are impressive in their depravity centuries later.
    • Othello: Honest Iago is one of the most famous examples of this trope in English Literature. A bitter Venetian officer who resents the promotion of another man over him by his commander, the Moor Othello, Iago schemes for revenge by ingratiating himself with Othello and driving him to madness with insinuations his beloved wife Desdemona is having an affair with the officer Cassio. Iago undermines Othello while acting as his friend. Iago murders his accomplice and his own wife to cover for himself, and at the end, convinces Othello to murder Desdemona. At the end, Iago displays no remorse and refuses to speak one word more in his whole life. Through the play, Iago goes through various motives for his evil: racism, envy, suspicion Othello is sleeping with his own wife...but at the end he simply concludes there is no motive. He simply enjoys this.
    • Richard III: Richard himself informs us early on that he is determined to prove a villain and ruin the day for everyone else. To that end, he seduces Anne Neville, whose noble husband he himself murdered, with every intent of discarding her later. He has his brother George, Duke of Clarence, sent to the Tower of London and murdered, drives his older brother King Edward IV into an early grave and has Edward's two young sons imprisoned in the Tower of London, before having them murdered. He poisons Anne herself, and begins having his allies killed. On the night before his battle with Henry Tudor, he is visited by the spirits of his victims, who tell him to despair and die. Richard is left alone, deserted by all, and at the end, he admits that even he has nothing but hatred for himself.
  • 35mm: A Musical Exhibition: The Bastard is the horrifically abusive husband of the titular Luanne in the song "Leave Luanne". Raping and beating Luanne thanks to losing his job and mocking her for her suffering, even clearly enjoying it, he keeps Luanne married to him and forces her to endure the abuse every day. When Luanne escapes into the bog and dies, possibly by his hand, and returns as a ghost, he tells her that nobody ever loved her, before being subject to the same tortures he put her through.
  • Batman Live: The Joker once again demonstrates his ruthless nature. Joker has Tony Zucco kill Dick Grayson's family before killing Tony himself, and proceeds to take over the Haly Circus after murdering the staff, holding Dick Grayson hostage. Abandoning Harley Quinn to be arrested, Joker later frees the inmates of Arkham Asylum and allows them to hold the staff hostage to draw Batman in, setting off bombs throughout Gotham to prove they mean business. When Batman and Robin manage to defeat the inmates, Joker attempts to escape in a hot air balloon, stopping only to mock Harley as she begs him to take her with him, and fires his machine gun down on random people.
  • Be More Chill: The SQUIP is a sociopathic, brainwashing supercomputer in pill form designed to make the user popular. The second he uploads himself into high school student Jeremy Heere, he is excessively cruel, making cracks at Jeremy's self-esteem and forcing him to repeat suicidal remarks the SQUIP makes about him. However, he advances beyond simple bullying when he attempts to have another student rape Jeremy via puppeting his body. From then on, he reveals that he desires to Take Over the World, and as he is rejected by Jeremy, in his last-ditch effort to achieve his goal, he offers up Jeremy's Love Interest as a mind-controlled slave.
  • Death Note the Musical: Light Yagami, aka Kira, may have a lower body count than his manga counterpart, but he is just as evil. Mere moments after getting the Death Note, he abandons his claims of justice in favor of his own interests, declaring himself God. He goes on a massive killing spree with the Death Note, killing countless, and when confronted by an FBI agent and L's task force agent, uses the Death Note to cause them to commit Psychic-Assisted Suicide. Light manipulates his girlfriend Misa into killing for him, and, when he gets an opportunity, convinces Rem to write L's name in her Death Note, on threat of killing Misa, an act which kills both Rem and L. As L realizes that he is going to be forced to kill himself, Light continues to gloat over him, declaring that L was merely a pawn as L kills himself.
  • Fuenteovejuna, by Lope de Vega: Fernán Gómez de Guzmán, introduced goading his superior from the Order of Calatrava to attack Ciudad Real, is the Commander of the titular town. Presenting himself as a holy man, the Commander tries to rape two female villagers. Interrupting a meeting between Laurencia and Frondoso, the Commander tries to rape Laurencia, threatening her with a crossbow before being interrupted by Frondoso. Later, the Commander orders his servants to whip a poor man trying to protect a villager before raping her and giving her to his soldiers. A loathsome man who believes that politeness is a virtue reserved for the nobility, the Commander is a lustful man who has no concern for anyone but himself. Killed in a popular revolt in the titular town, the Commander is the archetypal abusive authority figure in Spanish fiction, with his death being the ultimate popular justice.
  • Gynx: In this deconstruction of vigilante revenge against sexual abuse, Genevieve, aka Gynx, seems to be a empathetic and loving figure taking in girls damaged by their past of sexual abuse. She eggs on their fantasies of kidnapping their rapists and castrating them, going on to carry out such kidnappings. At least thirty two men are castrated in these escapades, and while their targets are rapists and child molesters, there's a suggestion that some of them could be innocent and falsely accused. It is soon shown that she is emotionally manipulating and is controlling of the women who follow her, until they have a cult-like devotion to her. Despite her speeches of revenge against victimizers and empowering female victims, it's revealed she is secretly working for a torture porn website that feeds a castration fetish, keeping the money for herself. When Petie confronts her about it, Gynx has her abduct a rapist herself to mutilate. When Petie ends up beating said rapist to death on the stream, Gynx and the other girls ultimately abandon her, with Gynx revealing that she is simply looking for believable victims to throw under the bus.
  • The History of King Lear, by Nahum Tate: Stripped of all his redeeming qualities, Edmund the Base becomes a vile, two-dimensional shadow of his presentation in the original play. Turning his own father, the Duke of Gloucester, against his noble-hearted brother Edgar by insinuating treason, Edmund poses as an honorable man before having his own father arrested, viciously tortured, and blinded solely to seize power. Struck with lust for Lear's daughter Cordelia, Edmund seeks to rape Cordelia himself to slake his evil lust, later having Lear and Cordelia set to hang while dying a sneering, unrepentant libertine thoroughly unhindered by his own conscience.
  • Kamen Rider Chūshingura stageshow: Doctor Kira/Kamen Rider Killer is the egotistical BOARD researcher responsible for the dangerous Killer System. Believing that everyone else was jealous of his superior intelligence, Kira happily guns down a co-worker for having judged him, and enslaves three Orphnochs, using them as attack dogs to distract Kenzaki and Aikawa while he programs the Killer System. Having been betrayed by his assistant, Oishi, who steals the Faiz Driver from him, Kira sends the Orphnochs to kill her. After the Orphnochs are defeated, Kira ignores Oishi's attempts of convincing him to cancel the Killer System, and uses it to mutate himself into Rider form, easily overpowering the other Riders and trying to kill Oishi. When given a chance of redemption, Kira completely rejects it, considering the world "full of lies".
  • The Lion King: Scar commits the same crimes that his movie counterpart did and goes beyond that, notably attempting to force himself onto Nala. During the musical, Scar becomes more and more paranoid as time goes by, also feeling that he was being tormented by his older brother even in death. Unwilling to admit that he's terrible at governing the Pride Lands, he instead condemns all his subjects to death so that he wouldn't have to accept that maybe he wasn't as good at being a king that he thought he would be.
  • Matilda the Musical: Agatha Trunchbull commits all the acts from the book, along with additional crimes. Trunchbull is a former Olympic hammer thrower, who is depicted in onscreen flashbacks as making money from a circus where she forced her trapeze artist sister—who was pregnant—to work at the circus or face jail, with Trunchbull eventually killing her sister by cutting the rope. The baby—Jennifer "Jenny" Honey—survived. Trunchbull was then invited by her oblivious brother-in-law to help care for Jenny, regularly abusing the latter when her father wasn't home and scaring her into submission. When Jenny's father came home early one day to find his daughter starved and tied up in the cellar, he went to confront Agatha, only for Trunchbull to murder him and frame it as suicide. In the present day, Trunchbull became headmistress of a school. She commits all the acts of child abuse seen in the book and locks Matilda in a torture box known as a Chokey, which she regularly used on children. The Trunchbull's cruelty expands in scope when the climax of the musical has her attempting to replace all classrooms with Chokeys to create a school system where children will be tortured and "neither seen nor heard". Already known as one of the most preeminent child haters in adolescent fiction, this version of the Trunchbull still stands out as truly monstrous.
  • Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street: The corrupt Judge Turpin, who runs a Kangaroo Court in Victorian London, begins Sweeney's Start of Darkness when, lusting after the then-younger barber's wife, Turpin has him imprisoned on a penal colony for decades of hard labor so he can seduce his wife. When she refuses, Turpin has her lured to his home under pretense of offering to free her husband—but rapes her instead, and steals her daughter as his ward. Turpin guards her jealously, having a younger sailor brutally beaten for looking at her and plans to marry her himself. When she refuses and tries to run away he sends her to an asylum where he knows she'll be mistreated.
  • Tokaido Yotsuya Kaidan: Tamiya Iemon is a vicious rōnin expelled from his clan for embezzlement. When his father-in-law requests Iemon divorce his dutiful wife Oiwa to give her a better life, Iemon murders the man and uses his death to manipulate Oiwa into returning to him. Seeking to eventually get a better match for himself, Iemon has Oiwa poisoned, resulting in her being horribly disfigured. Iemon then hires a friend of his to rape Oiwa so he can blame her for adultery, only for Oiwa to discover his scheme and accidentally kill herself, to which Iemon has no remorse. Iemon promptly murders a random servant to frame him as Oiwa's illicit lover, and when Oiwa returns as a ghost, Iemon eventually murders his new wife and her father thanks to Oiwa's haunting, before killing his new mother-in-law of his own accord in anger.
  • Tosca: Baron Vitellio Scarpia is the head of the police who relentlessly hunts down those deemed as "traitors" and subjects them to torture and execution. When he captures the painter Mario Cavaradossi, he decides to use the man as leverage to possess his sweetheart Floria Tosca. He has Mario brutally tortured, and convinces Mario that Tosca betrayed him to drive a wedge between the lovers. He then proceeds to offer Tosca Mario's safety if she sleeps with him, horrifying her. He promises to spare Mario if she does so, seemingly arranging a fake execution. However, even after Scarpia's death it is revealed he had no intention of honoring his word: the execution is real and Mario dies anyway. A venal hypocrite hiding behind his sanctimony, Scarpia glories in the fear he spreads over Rome and believes the best way to possess a woman is by force.
  • Der Vampyr: In Heinrich Marschner's opera, an adaptation of John Polidori's short story "The Vampyre," Ruthven is a Satan worshipper, who must drink the blood of three women over a twenty-four hour period or forfeit his soul to Hell. He kills a girl named Janthe, then fakes his death after her father shoots him, making his friend Aubrey, who he once saved, keep his being a vampire a secret. The next day, Aubrey finds Ruthven has hypnotized his Love Interest Malwina's father into engaging them; he has also begun preying on a girl named Emmy. Ruthven kills Emmy, handing her soul over to his masters, then goes through with his plans to marry Malwina, while using his supposed friendship with Aubrey and the oath that the latter swore, to keep him from warning her and her father that Ruthven will kill her. In the end Ruthven is struck down by his own masters, moments before he can kill not only Malwina, but Aubrey too, whom he regards as a traitor for trying to stop Ruthven from killing his girlfriend.
  • We Will Rock You: High Commander Khashoggi is the top enforcer of the Killer Queen's forces of the Globalsoft corporation. Forcing Globalsoft's will upon the world with an iron fist, Khashoggi tracks down the base of the Bohemians, and ruthlessly murders their top member. Upon capturing the Bohemians, he brutally interrogates them, and, when he does not get what he wants out of them, he "brain-drains" them all, sadistically killing them with Electric Torture.

Theme Parks

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  • "Escape from Arkham Asylum": In this horror attraction retelling of Batman: Arkham Asylum, The Joker proves to be just as vile and psychotic as usual. Taking over the Asylum and kidnapping the guests, the Joker sentences them to imprisonment in Arkham for "being too sane". He then cuts the wire to the elevator they are in in an attempt to kill them, but instead traps them in the twisted Asylum as they are attacked by the freed goons, inmates, henchmen, and other notable members of Batman's Rogues Gallery. He forces them to watch victims die of his Joker Venom, and tries to trap and kill them all in a funhouse littered with henchmen he killed just to serve as decorations.
  • Halloween Horror Nights:
    • "Clowns 3D": The clown simply known as Sweet Licks was once a normal businessman and entrepreneur, who ran the company/attraction Sweet Licks Family Fun Center and Ice Cream Emporium with his two adult children. However, after the vilification of clowns through horror media, dressing up as clowns to entertain people became a difficult business practice, as no one wanted to shop or even visit their attraction anymore. To make matters worse, the country developed a demand for low-calorie food, resulting in very little people being interested in Sweet Licks's treats. The company fell on hard times, and Sweet Licks became so obsessed with working that he stayed inside the cold factory for years until parts of him became permanently frozen. Filled with rage, Sweet Licks snapped and began killing humans, then turning them into "all natural, high protein ice cream". He then used his attraction to lure in and trap visitors, who he proceeds to kill by hanging from meat hooks or fill with ice cream until they burst, collecting their organs and vomit to use as ingredients. He uses pickaxes and chainsaws to both attack guests and mutilate still-alive victims and other clowns. As guests try to flee, he attacks them again and defeats them.
    • Island Under Siege scarezone & "Maximum Carnage": In this alternate version of the Maximum Carnage storyline, Carnage proves to be as despicable and vile as his comic book counterpart, if not more so. After winning against Spider-Man and killing him, Carnage uses Shriek's psychic powers to drive the populace insane while he frees inmates and forms a cult-like gang in his service. He and his hordes of destructive minions then lay waste to the area, with Carnage killing any other heroes that attempt to intervene and putting their corpses on display. When guests arrive, Carnage uses them as living target practice for laser guns, sics his henchmen and several freed supervillains on them, and puts both them and his own henchmen in a nuclear reactor and exposes them to gamma radiation just for fun.
  • Knott's Scary Farm:
    • Pinocchio Unstrung: Pinocchio is a far cry from his usual self. After going on his adventure, the Blue Fairy sees the darkness still left in his heart and refuses to grant his wish of becoming a real boy. Pinocchio is so shocked and angered by her refusal that he locks himself away for twenty years and drives himself insane. He proceeds to take his revenge on everyone he met during his adventures, including killing and mutilating Gepetto and the residents of his town; capturing and torturing the Blue Fairy; killing Stromboli and decorating the theater with his entrails; and murdering the coachman and taking control of the operations of Pleasure Island. When guests arrive, he tries to have his undead minions as well as the man-eating anglerfish Monstro kill them. He throws the Blue Fairy to Monstro, the former pleading for help as she is digested. Pinocchio then reveals his ultimate creation: a giant duplicate of himself made of human bones and skin that attacks and defeats the guests.
    • The Pumpkin Eater, also referred to as Peter Pumpkin Eater, is the main antagonist of the haunted attraction of the same name. It is a humanoid monster resembling a pumpkin that terrorizes humans. At first only a nuisance who eats pumpkin crops, the Pumpkin Eater later desired human flesh, and would attack the town within The Hallow by breaking into homes, killing the people—including women and children—taking their faces as trophies, eating the bodies, and burning down the house. This continued until the town was completely destroyed and all of its people wiped out. The Pumpkin Eater then hibernated within a giant pumpkin for decades until guests arrived at the now haunted town, waking it and allowing it to go on another rampage. It stalks the town, tormenting the ghosts of its past victims and hanging corpses all across the town. It summons pumpkin minions and giant insects to attack guests, and kidnaps people from around the area to force into slave labor, use as torture victims, or forcibly nail to posts and use as scarecrows to attract crows and be Eaten Alive. It throws men, women, and children into a giant meat grinder, then cooks both them and the guests into pumpkin pies, where it then devours them.
    • The Tooth Fairy is the main antagonist of the haunted attraction of the same name. He is a supernatural entity obsessed with teeth and will break into the homes of children who have just lost teeth to violently kidnap them and take them to a realm of his own. There, he and his minions will brutally and painfully imprison and torture them, ripping out their intestines, bones, organs, and teeth until they are dead. He commands his minions to make things as horrific as possible, using massive drills, saws, hooks, and knives to mutilate and torment the innocent children. His realm is filled with torture equipment and things he has stolen, including the children's toys and the coins their parents left under their pillows. He decorates his realm with pinned butterflies, jars of children's organs, teeth, and stretched-out human skin. He kidnaps some adult victims to torture and forces them to watch the horrors, even making a hallway from severed mouths, one of which is still screaming. He creates a maze out of children's bodies pinned and tied to mattresses, and will attack guests and try to rip out their teeth.

Others

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  • Blood Trail (2016): The nameless killer is a psychopathic cannibal that preys on young women. Abducting two girls, the killer cuts pieces of one of the victim's legs off to eat while she's still alive, before brutally killing her. When the heroine Lori attempts to flee, the killer stabs her in the torso, and tracks her to the house of a doctor, the doctor's fiancée Sidney, and Sidney's brother Preston, where he stabs Preston to death and forces Sidney to watch as he guts the doctor. Although his reign of terror is ended, Lori becomes his final victim when she expires from the stab wound he inflicted. Demonstrating a clear sadistic streak despite never saying a word, the killer is a brutal sociopath driven solely by his own enjoyment.
  • H.H.L. (2016): In this short film about a dystopian future, Miro stands out as the only one of the three main characters to be completely bereft of redeeming traits. A sociopathic manufacturer/dealer of NUKE, a highly addictive substance that must be extracted from the brain of a recently-deceased person, Miro works with his brother Lucio and his lover May to lure victims to his apartment, where he kills them and removes the necessary chemicals from their brain. Making a deal with a fascist dictator to supply NUKE for the government to use to subjugate the masses, Miro soon discovers that Lucio and May have been stealing some of his product, prompting him to torture May to death before beating his brother to death with a hammer, coldly stating that he will "enjoy tasting his NUKE". A greedy, self-centered brute who gets away with everything, Miro is last seen stalking towards a young boy, with the implication being that he's going to kill him for his NUKE.
  • The Last Boy Scout (Shane Black's original screenplay): Milo is significantly nastier than he is in the final product, even managing to eclipse his boss Sheldon Marcone. A director of snuff films on top of being a psychotic hitman for Marcone, Milo routinely has young women tricked or kidnapped to be brutally murdered by his henchmen for the purpose of his films. Once Marcone orders the assassination of Senator Calvin Baynard, Milo kidnaps the hero Joe Hallenbeck and his wife Sarah and threatens to use Sarah as the next star in his snuff films if Joe doesn't kill Baynard, with full intent of simply burning Joe to death and using him to soak up guilt as he and Marcone walk off free. Along the way, Milo massacres an innocent family simply because they inconvenience him and, after murdering Baynard and all of his men before being defeated and scarred by Joe, murders his way back to Joe and tries to furiously gun down him and his entire family in revenge.
  • Lights Out (audio; script): Mr. George Stewart, based on murderer H.H. Holmes, from "Murder Castle", is a man who runs a murder palace in his mansion. Luring young women to his home, he traps them in the manor and places them in death traps, gleefully experimenting with ways to kill them. One woman in the prologue is placed in wet cement to die there, another having been dropped into lime previously. When another woman comes, Stewart tries to shut her in a chamber where the air will be pumped out so she will slowly and painfully asphyxiate.
  • The Lost Boys: The Beginning: In the script written for the unproduced prequel of the original film, Vlad Tepsch is a legendary vampire king known as "The Impaler" for how he dispatches his victims. First arriving in America while butchering the crew of a ship he's aboard, after being mugged Vlad chases down the Lost Boys and begins to slowly turn them into vampires. Seeming to have their best interests at heart, Vlad helps make the boys rich and acquire ownership of a extravagant hotel, while killing random people all around him, from hotel guests, to a gang, to a unit of Marines. Later, Vlad reveals his intent to use the coastline of San Francisco to create armies of vampires and a worldwide empire for himself to rule over. When David tries to leave him, Vlad forcibly turns his girlfriend Anastasia Rostov into a vampire as a "gift", causing the girl to commit suicide out of terror, and makes it clear to the boys that he sees them as mere soldiers he can easily throw away.
  • Mark Macready and the Archangel Murders: In this short film, the Archangel Killer is a shapeshifting incubus killer and rapist of women. Upon sighting a victim, the Archangel Killer would maul them to death before harvesting their hearts in grizzly fashion. Having previously done this to five women, the Archangel Killer is hired by evil forces to kidnap the wife of GMPID detective Mark "Mac" Macready. After murdering a foreign diplomat and taking his place, the Archangel Killer mortally wounds Commissioner Doyle before escaping. When Macready and his colleagues arrive to an abandoned building, the Archangel Killer shapeshifts into Macready's wife as a means of lowering his guard, and, when fatally shot spitefully wishes Macready the best of luck in finding his wife, fully knowing that it would be impossible given his death. Even in a short film paying homage to the B-movies of the horror genre, the Archangel Killer stands as a truly reprehensible abomination.
  • Metal Gear Solid (audio drama): Sergei Ivanovich is a partner of the commander of the Esteria Army Special Forces, Mark Cortez, in an attempt to overthrow the local government in South America. In reality using Cortez for a scheme of his own, Ivanovich has Cortez assist him in capturing Colonel Ray Campbell in the planned ambush, killing Cortez's entire unit in the process. From there, torturing Campbell for fun, he uses his life signal to lure Solid Snake and Meryl to him, promising to torture them all to death. Ivanovich reveals his plan to extract the FOXDIE virus from Solid Snake, so that he could use it to create a biological weapon to use against the government and innocent people; Ivanovich turned on Cortez, mortally wounding him, before killing the arriving soldiers, and then trying to sadistically kill Campbell, Meryl and Solid Snake.
  • Migraine: Kenneth Jason Muntz is a sociopath desperate to earn money by any means necessary. Struggling to keep himself from being evicted from his apartment, Ken decides to venture onto the dark web, where he discovers that human flesh can be sold for a high price. Over the course of four months, Ken kidnaps and murders over half a dozen women before chopping up their bodies and selling their flesh on the black market. He also ruins his kind neighbors' relationship solely for his own amusement. After claiming another victim and encountering his neighbor Fred while he's disposing of the body, Ken nonchalantly reveals that he kills people for a living, and then strangles Fred to death when Fred realizes Ken ruined his relationship. Even after Ken earns enough money to get a new apartment, he decides to continue murdering people with no intention of stopping until he's caught or killed.
  • The Strange Thing About the Johnsons: Isaiah is the abusive son of Sidney and Joan Johnson who develops an unhealthy obsession towards the former. Beginning with assaulting his father at a prom, Isaiah subjects his father to 14 years of sexual abuse, threatening bodily harm on him if he contemplated exposing it to the public. Even marriage fails to deter Isaiah, as he expresses little interest in his wife, and he deliberately breaks a glass under the guise of helping to clean up, solely to be alone with his father. After viciously raping Sidney out of anger at him locking the bathroom door, Isaiah tries to guilt trip him into staying in the relationship while additionally blaming him for the abuse. When Joan inquires him about this, Isaiah tries to push his mother into the fireplace.
  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Blue Door (unproduced early script)
    • Colonel Schrader is an alien from Dimension X who serves Krang. Masquerading as the human leader of the Foot, Schrader, knowing that the Turtles are destined to defeat Krang, starts Project Aries with the goal of killing them. With Project Aries, he has humans kidnapped and turned into mutants for Krang's army, having done so for 17 years, ordering his test subjects killed when he feels he's finished. Later kidnapping the Turtles and torturing them, Schrader hunts down the Turtles once they escape. Making sure Krang's plan to merge both Dimension X and Earth comes to fruition, Schrader turns on his human superiors and guns them down while the Technodrome charges up.
    • Krang is the dictator of Dimension X, and Schrader's master. Ruling the dimension for 20 years and crushing anybody who tries to stop him with his army, Krang, after hearing that the Turtles are destined to kill him, murders their parents in retaliation. Preparing the Technodrome to annihilate the rebel fighters, Krang sets out to merge Dimension X and Earth together to power up his weapon, sending his men out to acquire four orbs across the world by killing their guardians. The portal ends up creating countless natural disasters around Earth that kill thousands, Krang uncaring for the lives lost. Successfully merging the two worlds together, he later brags to Leo about murdering his father before trying to kill the Turtles himself.
  • Unproduced Wonder Woman script, by Joss Whedon:
    • Arabella Callas is the ruthless CEO of Spearhead, a company that masks an arms dealing, warmongering operation run by Callas. A devout servant of Ares who uses her influence to start and sustain wars across the globe, Callas only serves Ares to satisfy her own cravings for power and to dominate all beneath her heel. Working with Strife to create the Khimaera, eliminating any and everyone who stumbles across the truth about the ancient beast, Callas tests the Khimaera by having it level several buildings, all full of innocent people. After ordering Steve Trevor and his partners killed, Callas plans to use the Khimaera to destroy cities worldwide, killing thousands to throw the rest of the planet into such terror that she can swoop in with Spearhead and subtly take control of all life on Earth.
    • The aforementioned Strife is the nephew of Ares, and a vicious, petty Blood Knight who gleefully lives up to his father's passion and lust for war. Strife works to unleash the Khimaera on the world with Callas, violently murdering potential witnesses and even nearly obliterating a large building full of homeless vagrant families. Strife, in retribution for being insulted, forces Diana to depower at the threat of Steve Trevor's life, leaves Diana to die with the specific shame of Dying Alone, and attempts to kill Steve shortly after anyway. Strife eventually hijacks the scheme for the Khimaera, sabotaging his own plans with Callas to instead directly use the Khimaera to wreak carnage and destroy all of Gateway City simply to show he's not bluster.

Multimedia

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  • The Haunted Mansion: Constance Hatchaway is a malevolent ghost in a house full of playful spirits. Constance is The Bride with a Past, as in life she was a Gold Digger that married wealthy men, and then killed them by beheading them with a hatchet. She spent her adult life marrying and killing over a period of many years until she married George Hightower, the owner of the titular mansion. After marrying and killing him, she decided to settle down in her newly inherited mansion and flaunt her wealth. She eventually died and became a ghost. Seeing no more reason for money, she decided to fully embrace her sadistic love of killing and began attacking and killing others, including other ghosts, who she could kill by beheading because she actually died on the property. Many ghosts fell victim to this until they locked her in the attic. In the ride, guests are confronted by her before escaping out the window. She openly admits to her crimes and has yet to be defeated or destroyed.
  • Krosmoz universe: Mongrelamus, the most wicked and powerful of the original ten Shushu aside from Rushu himself, survived his brother's purge by possessing the bodies of heroes, wreaking unspeakable atrocities. In the Dofus Era, Mongrelamus possessed the Sacrier Katar in a bid to possess the body of the noble Iop warrior Goultard, and to this end butchered Goultard's wife and three kids, mocking him with the bodies. After driving Goultard to broken rage, Mongrelamus ditched Katar, possessed Goultard, and butchered Katar, using Goultard's body to massacre countless lives across the World of Twelve and create a legacy of butchered innocents.
  • Wolf Creek franchise: Michael "Mick" Taylor is an Australian killer, rapist, and torturer who preys upon tourists visiting the Wolf Creek area, falsely befriending them before taking them back to his home and slowly torturing them to death. He has killed several dozen people including a little girl. One of his favorite methods is "head on a stick", where he severs their spine to turn them into a human vegetable. At the end of the second film, he frames one of his victims for his crimes, leading to the ruination of the victim’s life. In the prequel novels Origin and Desolation Game, he killed his mother who loved him dearly and killed a dog to force feed it to its owner before killing him too. While being pursued by four other serial killers, Mick tied up his girlfriend Rose and used her as rape bait to lure the killers into a trap, and killed one named Jerry by gutting him and force-feeding him his own intestines. During the Vietnam War, he committed more atrocities, and continued raping, torturing, and killing when he returned home. In the TV miniseries, he murders Eve Thorogood's family, and spends the rest of the series trying to kill her. He captures her Love Interest and tortures him before making her stab and kill her love interest herself. In the second season, he murders a man who had been his friend for decades to eliminate someone who could connect him to his crimes, and targets a large tour group because the guide said Mick wouldn't make a good tour guide due to how politically incorrect he was.
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