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  • .hack//G.U.: Sakaki—real name Tooru Uike—is a brilliant, sociopathic ten-year-old who slips from wanting to use AIDA for the benefit of mankind, to a revenge-driven, would-be tyrant as his hatred of Hasao consumes him. Infecting his followers with AIDA to bend them to his will, Sakaki strings along one suicidal girl by playing to her insecurities and even uses AIDA to mentally assault her and bring out the power of her Epitaph. Enraged by his losses, Sakaki allows himself to be infected with AIDA and in his frenzy puts together a tournament in which players must kill each other for his own blood thirst.
  • 1BeatHeart: "Shinobu Kasuga", real name unknown, is the mastermind behind the deaths plaguing the resort hotel. A man able to use his Compelling Voice to bend the thoughts of others to his whims, Shinobu uses his power to manipulate others into committing murder for his own amusement. In the bonus scenario of the prior game, he boards the ship heading for the hotel and manipulates the chef Yoh into poisoning magazine editor Mitsuru Kawano, and in this game, he manipulates Merue Ujou and Namoto into hanging her mother Shitsuna and poisoning his former friend Sataka Fushimi, respectively. Finally, he uses his voice to convince several hotel guests to kill themselves in order to create an unsolvable mystery, and when Detective Misane Mikoto comes to him in desperation, he tries to turn her on fellow detective Yoshi Nanase. After Nanase brings her to her senses, he escapes, never to be seen again.
  • 2Dark: Dr. Sergei Krach is a former professor of criminal behavior and the one behind all the chaos in Gloomywood. After mutilating and killing three of his students, Krach follows the lead detective on the case, Mr. Smith, during a camping trip, decapitating his wife and kidnapping his two children, Sandra and Martin. Now wheelchair-bound, Krach heads an orphanage where he abuses the children he kidnapped for years until they develop sociopathic tendencies. Years later, Krach releases six of his disciples in Gloomywood to wreak havoc and kidnap even more children, keeping Sandra and Martin with him to serve as his Co-Dragons. With the return of Mr. Smith, Krach has his cat nailed to a wall and kidnaps the daughter of his only friend. In the orphanage, Krach forces his subordinates to see him as their god and keeps the children locked behind bars so he can make a new set of killers to cause even more death in the future. If Mr. Smith kills Sandra and Martin, Krach wastes no time in rubbing it in his face before being defeated. A self-proclaimed evil genius who sees others as "weak creatures in chains", Krach was the absolute worst criminal Mr. Smith had to face.
  • The 7th Guest: Henry Stauf, once a down-on-his-luck-drifter who resorted to murder, found he had a talent as a toymaker, and resorted to the dark arts to help along his career. Making a pact with the dark forces, Stauf used his toys to spread a deadly disease that killed multiple children whose souls Stauf would take possession of to torment and fulfill his pact with the dark forces. When luring in his final required victim, Stauf promised six guests in his mansion anything they asked for if they would assist him in capturing the child. One guest who tried to help the boy was turned into a living mannequin. When only one was left and delivered the boy Tad to Stauf, Stauf simply killed her with acidic bile and revealed to Tad he was doomed to relive his time in the mansion while getting his soul tormented by Stauf for all eternity.
  • 9 Clues 2: The Ward: Zed Rascov is a pyromaniac and megalomaniac arsonist who loves watching things burn, and Loves the Sound of Screaming as people die in the fires he sets. Prior to the events of the game, he had just finished tricking a professional psychologist into believing that he was cured of his pyromania, only to discover that there was a little girl at that same hospital who was terrified of fire. He promptly got as close to her as he could, and then set the entire women's wing of the hospital on fire, reveling in the sights and sounds of her being burned to death while fully conscious. After being effectively imprisoned within the hospital for having done this, he started to communicate with the older sister of the girl he had burned alive, and convinced her that her sister's death was the work of the hospital staff. Through a combination of appealing to her misguided sense of justice, and later brainwashing, Zed was able to make her brutally murder at least four people—one of whom was a nurse who had saved many women during Zed's earlier fire, murdered out of sheer spite. As soon as she was no longer useful to Zed, he reversed the brainwashing effect so that she could understand exactly what was going on while he set the hospital on fire a second time. His only regret is that he was ultimately caught by the police due to the actions of the protagonist. A profoundly twisted man, Zed Rascov left the surviving characters in a state of shellshock.
  • 300: March to Glory:
    • Xerxes, lacking the redeeming qualities that he had in the movies and the comics, is the self-proclaimed "God-King" of all Persia, who seeks to conquer the entire world and bend it to his will. Conquering many lands in his bloody campaign and turning thousands of people into his slaves, who are forced to fight for him, Xerxes sets his eyes on Sparta and after the Spartans refused to bend their knee to him, he orders his army to attack them. As King Leonidas and his 300 Spartans defend their land, fighting off Persian army, Xerxes orders his men to burn down Greek villages and desecrate temples of Greek gods, brutally murdering hundreds of innocent Greeks. Mercilessly executing his commanders for failing to defeat the Spartans, Xerxes eventually managed to surround them and slaughter nearly all of them.
    • Hydarnes is one of Xerxes's top two generals and the leader of the Immortals, the deadliest of Persian assassins. Leading his forces in pillaging and burning a large Greek village, brutally killing countless innocent Greeks in the process, Hydarnes attaches their dead bodies to a large tree, leaving only one little girl live long enough to serve as a message to the Spartans. Assisting the rest of Persian armies in invading Greece and murdering innocent people, Hydarnes also places his tent in the Persian camp near a large chunk of dead mutilated bodies, all of whom were killed by his soldiers.
  • Ace Combat series:
    • Skies of Deception: Diego Gaspar Navarro is the commanding officer of the Democratic Republic of Leasath. Eager to build a new attack aircraft and strengthen the country's military, Navarro stole the funds donated from Aurelia during a Leasathian civil war. He later persuaded Leasath into believing that Aurelia manipulated and took advantage of them during the civil war. When Leasath declared war on Aurelia, Navarro used all of the Leasathian military forces to annihilate most of the Aurelian forces, and even permitted them to attack civilian locations. After Aurelia gradually regains their independence and takes back their capital city, Navarro flees to a series of islands as Aurelian forces pursue him. He later launches the attack aircraft to destroy the Aurelian pursuers and broadcasts it to the public just to show off the aircraft's power.
    • Skies Unknown: Matias Torres is the Captain of the super-submarine Alicorn, going rogue along with his crew during the events of the three DLC missions in order to seemingly put an end to the Lighthouse War with the nuclear massacre of a million lives, thus terrifying the world into putting down their weapons. That seemingly extreme-but-noble motive is eventually proven false when Torres, at the command of an absurdly powerful boat and a fanatically loyal crew, reveals that for all of his posturing, he actually revels in the "elegance" of hitting a difficult target—in this case, the million lives he's about to butcher from 5,000 kilometers away—and has an almost fetishistic obsession with death. In fact, if you he successfully fires his nukes, he'll keep laughing maniacally and describe the act as "beautiful". On all accounts, Torres is a madman who put a veil to the world on his true, murderous intentions, and leads the people under his command to their dooms; the devil incarnate, as one character would put it.
  • Advanced Variable Geo: Miranda Jahana is a Corrupt Corporate Executive who wants to create the perfect fighter by any means necessary. To that end, she forced her own daughter Reimi to undergo Training from Hell, abandoning her without a second thought when she lost to Yuka, and created Gattaca Babies through genetic manipulation, only to cruelly kill them off when they didn't fare any better than Reimi. Also driving poor Yuka to an Heroic BSoD through her hideous actions. She's no better in the OVA series with her manipulation of Satomi, offering her a Deal with the Devil in exchange for a cure for her ill brother, and tried to take over her body. Worst of all, the reason why she wants to create the ultimate fighter is never revealed, so it looks like she's only doing all of this For the Evulz.
  • Advance Wars: Days of Ruin:
  • Age of Empires series:
    • Age of Empires III: The WarChiefs Expansion Pack: Sheriff William "Billy" Holme is the Big Bad of the Shadow section. Initially a friend to Chayton Black, Holme becomes consumed by greed when gold is discovered in the Black Hills. Holme summons his old friend Chayton with the intent of manipulating him into kicking the Sioux off the land so he can claim the gold. When Chayton attempts to negotiate with the Sioux leader Crazy Horse, Holme follows Chayton and attempts to assassinate Crazy Horse, shattering any chance of a peace settlement. When Chayton builds a fort for Holme, Holme orders Chayton to destroy an entire village and leave no survivors—including women and children—even though they have done nothing. When Chayton protests the order, Holme initially tries to justify it as they will do something, and then dares Chayton to turn on him. When cornered by Chayton in a cave, Holme justifies all of his crimes by arguing he would have been rich. When Chayton asks Holme if he would kill the settlers, he admits the only thing that matters is the gold. When urged by Chayton to surrender peacefully, Holme attempts to shoot him with a pistol despite his life being spared. A man who uses his sheriff's position to manipulate his friend into murdering innocent people all for the sake of greed, Holme shows the dark side of colonization and settlement in a game that skirts around these issues.
    • Age of Mythology: Gargarensis, from Fall of the Trident (the campaign), is an evil Cyclops. Upon learning of his relationship with Poseidon, he intends to become immortal. Scheming to release the Titan Kronos, Gargarensis is well aware that releasing him will bring about the end of the world, but doesn't care. When the hero Arkantos disrupts his excavation in Greece, he threatens to kill his son, and upon arriving in Egypt, threatens to kill his dragon Kemsyt when the latter was defeated. Forced to flee Egypt, Gargarensis makes it clear to Kemsyt that he will only keep him alive as long as he is still useful. When he is trapped in the Norselands, Gargarensis forces Kemsyt into a perfect illusion of himself— guaranteeing Kemsyt's death— to buy himself more time. After taking over Atlantis, Gargarensis uses the powers of the gods to murder women and children to taunt his adversary, and upon his final defeat screams that he was promised a victory. Ambitious, arrogant, and selfish, Gargarensis shows that he will do anything to become immortal, even if it means the end of the world itself.
  • AI: The Somnium Files: Saito Sejima is the Cyclops Killer, the depraved Serial Killer who Kaname Date was hunting for the entire game. The son of Congressman So Sejima, Saito, who had a condition where he only felt pleasure when he's killing, was infamous for causing mayhem but always got away with it due to his father. Starting off by killing animals, Saito eventually grew a tolerance and decide to upgrade to humans, killing Manaka Iwai out of jealousy for taking the attention of his father. Becoming addicted, Saito enlisted the help of Rohan Kamakura to kill numerous women for their morbid obsession, as the Cyclops Killer. When Falco started to suspect the duo for the murders, he tried to get evidence from them by swapping bodies with Rohan and trying to gain decisive evidence from Saito. However Saito caught on and swap bodies with Falco out of curiosity after learning about Psyncing from him. Trapped in Rohan's body with amnesia, Saito later recovered his memories and wished to return to his original body and get revenge on Falco. Now resurfacing as the New Cyclops Killer, he killed numerous friends and associates of Falco by swapping bodies with them and then killing them, while taking their right eye. He'd kill anyone for his goals, including his father. In the true ending, Saito manages to get his body back and captured Falco's love ones, with the intent of killing them in front of him. A complete and utter psychopath, Saito took many lives for his own self-indulgence and need for vengeance.
  • The Alchemist's House: The nameless witch is an undead being who is responsible for all the horror in the game. Stealing dozens of souls of innocent people, the witch trapped them in dolls and then abused and experimented on them. Enslaving one man, the witch builds her prison upstairs in his house and ordered him to invite people to his home and then drug them with her potions, which either painfully killed them or horribly mutated them. Creating many abominations from the bodies of her victims, the witch tries to kill an orphan child, who managed to trick her servant and evade her monsters, to use him for her ritual to be "reborn again".
  • Alice: Madness Returns: Dr. Angus Bumby is Alice Liddell's shrink who uses hypnosis to erase Alice's traumatic memories of her family's death. Bumby's motivation is that he is the one who started the fire that burned down her house and killed said family, in an attempt to cover his tracks after raping Alice's sister Lizzie. Nowadays, he makes a profit on the side via pimping the children in his orphanage, who he's brainwashed and broken into Empty Shells. Bumby justifies his actions by acting like Lizzie was simply playing hard to get; claiming that he was providing a service to the community; and thinking that Alice would be better off as a prostitute. In his "Wonderland" persona, the Dollmaker, Bumby feeds the Insane Children-now turned into dolls-to the Infernal Train, with even the greatest villains of Wonderland terrified of him and his actions.
  • Alice Mare: The Cheshire Cat is a quirky yet sadistic demon who feeds on human souls. Preferring the souls of children because they are easier to break, the Cat helps his fellow demons spread Nightmare Syndrome—a condition where a person is trapped in a nightmare and never wakes up—then removes a body part from his victims to add to his own body. After making a deal with Teacher/David to help him study the syndrome, the Cat works with the White Rabbit to pull Teacher's five adopted children into the dream worlds in order to psychologically torment them with memories of their dark pasts and deceive Allen Llewellyn into helping them by opening the childrens' hearts. After each nightmare, the Cat warps the bodies of the children into grotesque forms and leaves them so traumatized that they cannot speak, then eventually forces Allen to either sacrifice one of their souls to him or allow himself to be possessed by him. If Allen does not sacrifice the children, the Cat eventually takes Teacher's soul instead. In the endings where Allen agrees to give himself up in return for the safety of the others, the Cat expresses his intentions to go back on the deal and eat them, hoping to make Allen suffer even more. Despite admitting that he could eat animal souls instead, the Cheshire Cat simply prefers the despair of human souls.
  • Aliens: Colonial Marines (includes Stasis Interrupted): Michael Bishop/Michael Weyland is the face of Weyland-Yutani Corporation and the mastermind behind their experiments on Xenomorphs in hopes of creating a perfect bioweapon. Ordering his subordinates to build a massive Origin Facility on Acheron LV-426 moon under very harsh and deadly conditions and capturing the Xenomorph Queen to produce facehuggers, Michael kidnapped hundreds of colonists for his experiments, turning them into the hosts for the Xenomorphs, which always resulted in their agonizing deaths. Capturing Corporal Dwayne Hicks, Bishop tortures him for information, and after Colonial Marines discover his atrocities, Michael ordered his troops to destroy their ship, resulting in over 300 of the Marines dying.
  • Aliens vs. Predator (2010): Weyland Yutani's CEO, Karl Bishop Weyland, greedily seeks Predator technology and control over Xenomorphs. Founding a colony, Weyland uncovers a Matriarch Xenomorph; he then has any colonists who complain about the conditions of the colony, as well as unwitting staff members, fatally impregnated by facehuggers to create Xenomorph specimens for him to study. Despite knowing the risks to his colonists, Weyland lets the Xenomorphs escape his labs so he can observe and study their instinctual behavior, callously letting thousands of colonists die, and when a Marine is about to be killed by a chestburster, Weyland spitefully shuts down the surgical equipment so she will die.
  • Alone in the Dark franchise:
    • Original game: Ezechiel Pregzt is a former pirate known for his barbaric murders and inhumane actions. Slaughtering entire crews of ships before he reached into the occult, Pregzt murdered other pirates who refused to assist him before setting up the manor, Derecto, in Louisiana. Sacrificing people regularly to the Old Ones, Pregzt was sealed away deep under Derecto and sought to drive the Hartwood father and son into insanity with repeated mental torture so he may possess them, all to open up earth to the Old Ones and let them cause the apocalypse.
    • The New Nightmare: Alan Morton was a Creepy Child who developed an obsession with the monsters in the shadows. When he grew up, his obsessions increased to the point where he began experimenting on corpses to help the creatures escape from the World of Darkness into earth. Alan eventually resorted to vivisecting human victims, among whom was his own father. He also enslaved his brother Obed to help with his schemes. By the time of the game's events, Alan intends to open the gate to the World of Darkness, unleashing its eldritch biosphere to cause The End of the World as We Know It.
  • Alpha Protocol: Henry Leland, the ruthless CEO of Halbech Corporation, will make anyone suffer so he can profit, and in addition is shown to be willing to throw aside anyone whose usefulness expires. Masterminding every major crime in the story, Leland paid terrorists to shoot down a civilian airliner; framed Michael "Mike" Thorton for treason when he got close to the truth; causes turmoil and riots in Taiwan with an assassination attempt on the President; and has his men assault a popular museum, where Mike is forced to choose between the death of his friend and possibly lover, or letting a bomb kill many civilians in a wing of the museum. Leland's end goal was to start a big enough arms race to start a new world war and to line his pockets with the ensuing wartime profit. Should Mike join Leland, Leland will order Mike to kill anyone who knows of his plans; should Mike refuse to join him, Leland will try to have him killed too.
  • Alter Aila: Psycho for Hire Red joins The Empire simply because it's the strongest of the factions and allows him to direct his bloodlust at the Imperialists' targets. An Axe-Crazy lunatic who favors strength above all else, Red spends the game brutally murdering or attempting to murder everyone in his path and has designs on the throne himself. He aims to backstab the Imperials and take over himself before reigning as The Caligula.
  • Alundra: Melzas, after arriving on Earth, learned of Gods empowered by prayer and decided he wanted this power for himself. He inserted his image into human culture, and created a few followers. When the worship began, and his powers manifested, he used them to peer into the minds of the humans, making the human king his puppet. After being exposed and imprisoned, Melzas manipulated multiple atrocities to increase his powers, using priests to keep his human subjects subdued and loyal. Melzas was also responsible for dark nightmares that could actually kill people, and when he perceives a human as a threat, he has forces sent to destroy the human's entire village. Melzas might be a God of Evil but solely because he chose to become one himself, out of nothing more than ego and a lust for power.
  • Amea: The Master Eye is the leader of the Cult of the Eye. Luring people in with the promise of presenting them a world without suffering, the Master Eye forces these people to gouge out their own eyeballs and become his slave. If one were to exit the cult, the Master Eye would either kill them, or force them to gouge out their new eyes. Once Amea and Mish leave the cult, the Master Eye causes Amea to suffer horrific nightmares, and unleashes a horde of skeletons and zombies to attack all in their path, pinning the attacks on Mish.
  • Amnesia: Justine: Justine Florbellerevealed to be the Player Character—growing into a narcissistic psychopath, takes innocents and places them in her "Cabinet of Perturbation" to test them, torture them—both physically and psychologically—and murder them. Taking her lovers, or her "Suitors", Justine tortures them and blinds them, driving them insane and turning them into murderous monsters that will target anyone in her chambers while leaving innocents there to even test herself on saving them. A gleeful and sadistic psychopath, Justine feels alive upon testing her humanity and will imprison any survivors to torture and kill later.
  • Anaksha: Female Assassin: Vincent St. Claire manages to stand out in a Crapsack World filled with Asshole Victims. Prior to the events of the game, he raped and murdered his pregnant wife Zara. in the present, he poses as a school principal to hide his criminal empire. He uses this position to sell drugs to students, in addition to running an operation to sell women into sexual slavery. Finally, he tries to blow up his school and frame Anaksha for it to get revenge on her for interfering with his crimes.
  • Anchorhead: Croesus Verlac is the patriarch of the Verlac family and a man who discovered a dark route to immortality. Long before the story of Anchorhead began, Croseus's physical flesh became dust...but his spirit survives by taking over the bodies of his male descendants and impregnating the female descendants to create new bodies for him to steal later. The power Croseus has over his descendants is represented in the chilling Arc Words: He always returns to his blood. Not content with this, Croseus runs a legacy of dark magic and murder, routinely sacrificing children for power to the point where the well behind the village slaughterhouse is full of the bones of missing children. In the present, Croseus takes control of and possesses the nameless heroine's husband, before setting his plan into motion: to open the gates to the Eldritch Abomination beings he worships and allow them to devour all that lives.
  • Angels of Death: Catherine "Cathy" Ward, the B3 floor master, was once a manipulative girl who strung Lucy into killing her school rivals, before growing up to become a sadistic prison warden who punished the "sinners" under her charge, forcing Lucy into helping her, later killing Lucy herself. Helping Danny Dickens recruit killers for the Tower, when Ray Gardner and Zack Foster encounter her, Cathy tortures both of them, and also makes Zack relive traumatizing memories from his past, before drugging him to force him to kill Ray. Additionally, Cathy keeps several Tower prisoners withered and trapped to enjoy their unending pain.
  • Another Eden: Phantom is a mysterious, interdimensional entity seeking the complete annihilation of all space and time. When the initial Armageddon of the multiverse is thwarted by Professor Chronos, Phantom tricks young hero Aldo into reverting what Chronos has done, once more kick-starting the end of all time. Phantom collides with Aldo several times throughout the game, always trying to see that his omnicidal goals reach fruition, and, when the Elementals sacrifice themselves to stop Phantom's master plan, Phantom orchestrates the unleashing of Chronos Menas, spurring the monstrous entity into devouring time itself and trying one final time to kill Aldo and solidify the annihilation of life across the cosmos, with Phantom's only motive ever given as a desire to "sit back and enjoy the show".
  • Arc Rise Fantasia: Ignacy was a rival of the heroes' Old Master and is first seen injuring said master fatally with petrifying wounds. Through the game, you hear of evil deeds Ignacy has apparently had a role in: murdering a hero's mother and manipulating loyal warriors to betray their benefactors and murdering them later. Ignacy forces a painful transformation on innocent victims, which makes the heroes kill the victims in self defense. Later in the game, Ignacy kidnaps one hero's sister for information. He also attempts to Mind Rape another. He forces a Sadistic Choice that has the daughter of the woman he murdered years past perform a Heroic Sacrifice to save her sister. After this and being caught for a final battle, he only laughs bitterly how close he was to world domination.
  • Area 51 (FPS): Mr. Frederick White is the sadistic head of The Illuminati. Originally a scientist during World War II who grew jealous of Dr. Winston Cray, he fled to the Midwest, where he performed horrific experiments on people. When the alien Edgar and his colony crash-land on Earth, White makes a deal with the aliens, exchanging them humans to experiment on in return for both their technology as a way to spy on people, and a virus that turns humans into animalistic monsters, with White hoping to unleash it onto the world. Once Ethan Cole and his men investigate Area 51, White has his clones and Illuminati members kill Ethan's squad mates and Dr. Cray.
  • Artix Entertainment:
    • AdventureQuest Worlds:
      • Chaos Dragonlord Vath not only enslaved the dwarves, but also his own dragon. He doesn't care how much pain and suffering he's causing the dwarves in the slightest and doesn't even care if they starve to death, as long as they can forge enough Chaos Emeralds to keep him happy. Worse yet, Vath even threatens to enslave the rest of Lore and will throw the bodies of anyone who tries to foil his plans down to the dwarves as a demonstration of what happens to those who oppose his might.
      • Chaos Lord Krellenos corrupted his brother Antiphuus and allowed his kin to blame the Horcs for his death. He proceeded to steal an Arashtite ore of the Accord of the Dark Sun from the Ravine Temple to corrupt friends and family alike, doing so to his family and to the Horcs as well. He began using the corrupted generals of both sides of the Alliance to try to shatter said Alliance and get the Hero blamed for it all. Krellenos proved willing to sacrifice anything — even family — for Chaos power all while starting a huge war.
    • DragonFable: Roirr, from the Vaalroirr saga, has dedicated his centuries-long lifespan to gaining Complete Immortality. He has kept himself alive by using his FleshWeaver skills to Body Surf, switching out the current old body for a younger fresher one until it expires. For most of his life, since he was a child, Roirr was urged on by the elemental spirit Secundus. He has murdered countless people over the course of the game, either to satisfy his own hunger by devouring souls, or simply because they are in his way for his quest for immortality. At one point, he uses dark magic to liquefy an entire village of people just for him to consume. His end game was revealed to be acquiring the Mana Core which would grant him immortality, which when he acquires he becomes a Physical God. Near-invincible at this point, Roirr's power is only put to a stop by Danyel, who releases all of the souls Roirr had consumed, leaving only Roirr's soul in a living skeleton. Secundus then appears and sends Roirr back in time to when he was a child, where Roirr has a Villainous Breakdown at failing to achieve immortality and is at death's door. Roirr then meets his own father and provides him with the means to save his terminally ill son, Roirr, using forbidden magic that would sacrifice an entire village. Now at the end of his life and unable to become an elemental spirit as his soul was too tainted, Vaal decides to subject Roirr to a spell that would cause the both of them to fuse and become reborn as Secundus, the very elemental spirit who has been corrupting Roirr his entire life, essentially creating himself via a Stable Time Loop.
    • AdventureQuest 3D: Talyn the DragonLord, the Big Bad of the "Dragons of Ashfall" Saga, is first introduced when his previous dragon that he was bonded to gets slain by a dragon slayer. However, he is delighted over this and thanks said Dragonslayer for the act, as with his previous dragon partner gone it freed up space for him to bond with a stronger dragon. Specifically, he plans to awaken and enslave Akriloth the Great Fire Dragon, which he would then use to lay waste to the entire world. In order to awaken the dragon, he would require several tributes, one of which being livestock for it to feed upon. Talyn's choice of livestock ends up being humans. To this end, Talyn has his minions capture villages of humans and intends to breed them like animals. When the Player Character and Dragonslayer Essa manage to foil this plan and celebrate their victory, Talyn shows up out of nowhere and kills Essa by stabbing her In the Back with his sword out of spite. Once the Hero ruins three of his tributes, Talyn then vows to use his final tribute, the Fire Orb, to forcefully awaken Akriloth, before enslaving its mind with his Dragon Amulet, at which point his new slave could have "as many tributes as it wished".
  • Asheron's Call: Aerbax was once just a common virindi puppet who gained sapience from a freak incident, after which he broke off from the Quiddity to pursue his own experiments, and sees himself as some kind of god who just views everyone else as worthless inferiors to be killed or experimented on. He started by making more powerful versions of existing monsters, before eventually experimenting on humans. His most famous "project" was Martine—an innocent human settler turned into an insane, terrifying Humanoid Abomination—but in one quest in portal space, Lilitha—a famous human archer who had mysteriously vanished decades earlier—is trapped there, and she appears to be a "prototype" of Martine who has been trapped there and subject to hideous experiments for so long she has gone hopelessly insane. Later, Aerbax would go on to experiment on other virindi, create his "Prodigal Sons", superpowered unique versions of other monsters, before finally turning himself into an Eldritch Abomination.
  • Astral Chain: The seemingly well-intentioned Yoseph Calvert is bent on forcing humanity to evolve in order to record his name as their savior. Torturing the Chimeras to become Legions, Calvert manipulates the Player Character and their twin Akira into doing his bidding, all while plotting to utilize their Legion to his own end. Springing his trap, Calvert tries to kill their allies and reveals he has cloned Akira, using the duplicates as disposable soldiers while mutating his own scientists into Aberrations. For the final battle, Calvert creates the mighty Noah, intending on absorbing all life on earth and dragging humanity to the Astral Plane where they will be forced to advance, even if most life is destroyed.
  • Asura's Wrath: Chakravartin, the Big Bad of the entire story, is the nigh-omnipotent creator-god of Gaea and a smug, cold, uncaring sociopath who attempts to destroy and recreate the world constantly because he considers it beneath him to keep the planet's denizens safe from harm. To this end, Chakravartin's attempts to find an heir resulted in his creation of the monstrous Gohma that have destroyed so many innocent lives so he can test the resolve of the Gods. This also resulted in the Gods using humans as slaves and harvesting their souls and Mantra for their own powers. All the death and destruction in the game, over the course of over 10,000 years are all the fault of Chakravartin, solely so he could find someone else to do his job for him, and would kill and restart everything until he got the result he wanted. Despite trying to claim himself as well-intentioned, Chakravartin's claims are shown to be the hollow words of a cruel egomaniac, and once defied, the true monster he really is comes out.
  • Azure Dreams: Beldo initially traveled with Guy, the father of Kid Hero Koh, in order to find the Ultimate Egg to give him ultimate power and Take Over the World. Beldo betrayed and killed Guy and later killed the father of Koh's rival as well. Beldo mind controlled Koh's partner Kewne, against Kewne's will, to lead Koh to him to unseal the Ultimate Egg, and after killing Guy, he forcibly transformed Guy's partner into a new right arm to replace the one guy chopped off against said partner's will. He proceeds to use Guy's sword on Koh to use Koh's blood to unseal the Egg, mocking him all the while. He even fuses monsters to him against their will in his quest for power.
  • Baten Kaitos:
    • Wiseman from the original game is a raging psychopath, with a purely sadistic edge and a Lack of Empathy for all living beings. Wiseman, a millennium before the series began, began to believe existence of the body was flawed. He fell to evil and began devouring the energy of his followers before embarking on a war of conquest that look the lives of men, women and children. To spite a group of heroes who stood against him, Wiseman killed near everyone in their hometown, and left only two survivors. He attempted to convert the world to energy and absorb it within himself. Despite failing, Wiseman was not destroyed and possessed the willing Verus, influencing all of the latter's atrocities, causing mass death and the torture of his former lover. When forced to reveal himself, Wiseman declares his intents to devour the heroes' hearts and rule over their world for eternity.
    • Baten Kaitos Origins: Quaestor Verus himself, while acting under the guise of a Reasonable Authority Figure, coldly masterminds the plot to become the Emperor by taking advantage of everyone else. Before the game's events, he uses a just born baby Sagi—whom he may have fathered through rape—in a lethal experiment that fuses pieces of dead evil gods with living beings. During the game, he orders Shanath—no angel himself—to take Sagi's mother Gena's wings off in the public election speech, just to smear the reputation of someone getting in his way. Later on, just as Baelheit is about to consider a Heel–Face Turn, Quaestor Verus shows up, murders him, and starts gloating about all his deeds.
  • Battle Realms:
    • Zymeth is the leader of the Lotus clan and a power-hungry wizard. Relying on the dirtiest tricks in the book, Zymeth rose in power through lying, cheating, and murder. Eventually receiving recognition from the tyrannical Lord Oja, Zymeth tried to single-handedly eliminate him and his clan by tricking all of them into entering ships which would drain the life of everyone inhabiting them. The discovery of this deception led to a war between Oja's Serpent Clan and Zymeth's Lotus Clan, which in turn caused a chain of events which lead to the Wolf and Dragon Clan rising up and joining this raging conflict, resulting in countless deaths. When Kenji Oja was able to conquer the majority of the land and was about to crush Zymeth's Lotus Clan, Zymeth made a deal with the ancient evil Nightvol for the Serpent's Orb to gain tremendous power. In battle, Zymeth cares very little of his comrades as his powers can decimate anyone in his way, including any nearby allies. To him, anyone is expendable as long as he gets what he wants, which is to be the most powerful.
    • Provincial Lord Budo has garnered the reputation among the bandit-filled and bloodthirsty Serpent Clan as one of the most evil figures in the group. Always having the highest harvest among the provincial lord, Budo's methods were so inhumane that even the leaders of the Serpent Clan find him despicable. Using his henchmen and his whip to keep his slaves in check, he doesn't hesitate to execute anyone for the smallest mistake, such as not having enough rice for the quota, or even wiping sweat of their brow. Due to his fearful tactics, Budo was put in charge of the mining industry, where he treated all of his workers like animals. His actions were so bad that they drove Grayback to form a rebellion and create the Wolf Clan in order to free his people. Even when recruited back to the Serpent Clan by Kenji in the campaign, Budo only does it for women and the fame.
  • BattleTanx: Global Assault: Cassandra is a malicious QueenLord who is responsible for releasing a plague that wiped out almost all of the women on the planet. After the world tore itself apart and humanity fell, Cassandra used her mind-controlling powers to build her own empire across America and Europe. Upon discovering that Griffin Spade, along with his wife, Madison, and son, Brandon, possess the same Psychic Powers as her, she orders her army to kidnap their son and eliminate anyone in their way. While chasing them across America, Cassandra succeeds in brainwashing and kidnapping Brandon so she can later use him for more nefarious deeds. When Brandon's parents finally rescue him, Cassandra orders her troops to go after the Spade family again, no longer caring if Brandon is killed in the crossfire. Shortly before Cassandra's defeated, she tries one last time to brainwash Brandon into destroying the entire world.
  • Bayonetta 2: Loptr is the Evil Counterpart of Loki, both having split off from the original creator god Aesir. Revealed as responsible for the evil of Father Balder from the first game, Loptr murdered Balder's beloved, the Umbra Witch Rosa, and framed Loki for it to send Balder on a hunt for vengeance, as his plan required Loki out of the way. Loptr manipulates Bayonetta and her allies while causing death and destruction until he can seize the ultimate powers of creation for himself and recreate himself as the ultimate god anew. His evil even infects Balder to turn him from a noble warrior into the genocidal monster from the first game. He's also the reason why Balder hates Bayonetta and believes she, along with all other Umbra Witches and hellspawn, must die.
  • Beyond Good & Evil:
    • The DomZ High Priest is a cruel, relentless alien overlord who keeps himself alive by going from world to world and harvesting them of sentient life, draining all the innocent beings of their life to prolong his own. Arriving on Hyllis, the Priest commences an invasion, with General Kehck as a willing collaborator. Murdering countless innocents by draining them of life, any prisoners of war captured by the DomZ forces are tortured so horribly only one man has ever survived, with the priest also subjecting certain members of Kehck's Alpha Sections to be horribly mutated into monstrous Cannon Fodder for his forces. Intending on recovering his lost Shauni, the source of his power and immortality, the High Priest will kill billions to prolong himself, never giving a second thought to all he destroys.
    • The aforementioned General Kehck is the leader of the Alpha Sections, a military organization that, under the guise of benevolent saviors, aides the DomZ aliens in their attempt to harvest everyone on the planet, just as they have done across hundreds of worlds. Those abducted are transported to the moon where they are sucked dry of all their fluids so that Kehck and the DomZ Priest may live longer. Throughout the game Kehck uses his Propaganda Machine to urge the people of Hillys to enlist in the Alpha Sections, knowing full well that they'll be slowly converted by the DomZ into monstrous grotesqueries to act as his army of mooks. When Jade manages to start exposing the truth about the Alpha Sections, Kehck responds by kidnapping the war orphans Jade's adopted for he and his boss to feed on. He also hooks up Jade's Parental Substitute, Pey'j, into a torture machine for three weeks, which eventually ends up killing him.
  • Beyond: Two Souls: CIA General McGrath oversees the Infraworld condenser experiments in the hopes of consolidating American power. After a pregnant psychic woman he had institutionalized gives birth, McGrath has her put into a permanent medically-induced coma to avoid her being a liability. Later, McGrath has the president of Somalia assassinated, tricking the psychic woman's daughter, Jodie Holmes, into believing the democratically-elected president was a dictator, uncaring as the country falls to war. Revealing his master plan to be the weaponizing of the demonic entities within the Infraworld, McGrath seeks total military supremacy. Going back on his word to free Jodie after she completes his tasks, McGrath gloats he will place her in a coma like her mother.
  • BioShock series: Even in this Crapsack World filled with morally dubious characters, a select few manage to stand out as the absolute worst:
    • BioShock (Fontaine and Suchong are also in Burial at Sea):
      • Frank Fontaine, aka Atlas, is the Arch-Enemy of Andrew Ryan. Seemingly providing shelter for orphans and the poor, in reality he was subjecting them with ADAM, a deadly substance he forcibly extracted from little girls, turning them into dangerous and insane Splicers. He would use these Splicers to start a civil war that would engulf Rapture in flames; during that time he forced Elizabeth to help him, first by torturing her then by torturing a child right in front of her, and later kills her after she gave him the means to control Jack. He would program Jack to kill his own father Andrew Ryan while he usurps the latter's position, and tries to kill him once he has served his purpose.
      • Dr. Yi Suchong was commissioned by the aforementioned Frank Fontaine to assist him in his takeover of Rapture. In Rapture, Suchong performs a variety of cruel experiments on innocent people, and is the one who pushes so hard for children to be used in ADAM experiments. In BioShock itself, Suchong experiments on dozens of young girls, turning them into "Little Sisters," as well as adult men, tortuously turning them into "Big Daddies". Suchong is the one in charge of raising and brainwashing Jack, who he conditions and torments to such a point that Suchong is able to force him to snap his beloved puppy's neck. Meeting his demise after physically abusing a Little Sister, Suchong commits his crimes only for science, having no remorse or hesitation, even remarking he has no concern or desire to know how a conscience works.
      • Dr. J. S. Steinman is a plastic surgeon obsessed with his own twisted idea of beauty and purity. On the surface a twisted sociopath who managed to restrain himself from dabbling in his cruel desires, upon traveling to Rapture, Steinman decides to embrace his vision of the world, and force it onto the citizens of Rapture. In Rapture, Steinman begins brutally mutilating and killing any stray Splicers he finds, before beginning to kidnap innocent civilians and perform his surgeries on them. Slicing off faces, carving up genitalia, and using ADAM all the while to keep his victims alive and in pain for longer amounts of time, Steinman even murders his assistant nurse when she tries to expose his crimes. Steinman soon enough succumbs to insanity thanks to overuse of ADAM, and goes on to murder countless more people in his delusional psychosis.
    • BioShock 2: Stanley Poole, who also has a small appearance in Rapture, is a weaselly journalist who once settled for covering up crimes in exchange for bribes; however, after joining up with the likes of Andrew Ryan, he becomes far worse. Poole gets into Ryan's good graces by ratting on Johnny Topside, getting the innocent man thrown into prison and turned into a Big Daddy, after which Poole is sent by Ryan to infiltrate rising revolutionary Sofia Lamb's inner circle. After gaining Lamb's trust and becoming the head of Dionysus Park, Poole anonymously betrays the woman and gets her locked away, after which he allows Dionysus to fall into anarchy while he wastes tons of money on himself. Poole sells off Lamb's daughter Eleanor to be experimented on by the aforementioned Suchong when the girl tries to stop his crimes, and, when Lamb escapes prison, Poole floods the entirety of Dionysus Park, killing the hundreds of residents solely to cover up how badly he's driven it into the ground. In the final moments of his life, Poole forces Subject Delta to possibly kill 3 Little Sisters, and is reduced to a sniveling, pathetic mess, screaming that everything he did "wasn't personal".
    • Infinite: Father Zachary Hale Comstock is the alternate version of Booker DeWitt who accepted baptism and took pride in being "The Hero of Wounded Knee", where he massacred several innocent Native Americans, children included. Creating Columbia, Comstock made himself its "Prophet", where he had his citizens worship him, while oppressing all people of non-white races. Comstock also conspired with the Luteces to steal the daughter of Booker and imprison her in a tower which drains her powers, having the Songbird serve as her warden. When Comstock learns of Booker's arrival, he has his followers hunt him down, having one immolate herself and later raising the wife that Comstock himself murdered, from the dead, to kill him. Upon retrieving Elizabeth, Comstock has her repeatedly tortured, molding her into his successor and carrying out his final plan to destroy the world below.
  • Black Clover: Quartet Knights: Freese the Seer was a nobleman who obtained his wealth and power through an amulet that can see the future and travel through time. Freese was murdered by jealous nobles and swore revenge upon the Clover Kingdom upon death, leading to his consciousness being absorbed into his amulet where his rage and hatred for the Kingdom grew. Fourteen years later, Freese possessed his daughter Karna after she finds the amulet and murders one of the nobles responsible for his death and travels to the future to enact his plans. Tagged along by Yami, Freese forces him to fight his own allies on the threat that he would kill if otherwise and constantly mocks him for not being able to kill Karna as well as forcing Magic Knights, including Yuno and Klaus, to attack their friends. Teaming up with the Eye of the Midnight Sun, Freese and his new allies break various Mana seals around the Kingdom to combine the Mana with the power of the Red Moon to destroy the kingdom, innocent civilians included. After being stopped by Yami, Freese goes One-Winged Angel and attempts to slaughter and destroy everyone in sight. While he once cared for his daughter, Freese is now nothing but a depraved and wrathful spirit consumed by hatred and willing to use his own flesh and blood as a puppet in his plan.
  • The Black Heart: Prince Janos of the Other World is an aspiring Evil Overlord who desires nothing but total domination over others. He launches gruesome wars of conquest against the peaceful wishes of his father the king, then kills him to usurp his throne and absorb the powers of his heart. When the guardian spirit Final steals the heart to protect it from Janos, he frames Final for the murder and manipulates his daughter Ananzi to earn her place as his lieutenant by destroying Final for him. When Ananzi discovers the truth after weakening Final, Janos kills her without remorse before destroying Final and acquiring ultimate power.
  • Black Mirror 2: Angelina Gordon is one of the last of the Gordon bloodline. Having been obsessed with the occult since childhood, Angelina intends to free her monstrous ancestor Mordred and legions of demons to overwhelm the earth. Angelina ritualistically murders multiple people to be sacrifices to the demons, including her long-lost twin brother's adoptive mother. Seducing her twin to manipulate him, with Darren unaware of their blood relation, Angelina guides him to the Gordon ancestral home of Black Mirror where she sacrifices her only ally to test the mansion's traps and attempts to murder her and Darren's birth mother before intending on opening the gates to unleash Hell on Earth.
  • The Blackwell Deception: Gavin is a vampiric Con Man who specializes in ruining others' lives, then draining them of their happy memories, resulting in their deaths. Having kept himself alive for over 200 hundred years by regularly draining innocents of their life force, Gavin's most current victims include an elderly woman whom he tricked into making her family hate her, and a young, naive college girl he corrupted into drugs and alcohol before killing her. After executing a reporter investigating his crimes, Gavin captures Rosangela "Rosa" Blackwell, kills his Dragon when she expresses horror at his crimes, and brainwashes Rosa into trapping her best friend, Joseph "Joey" Mallone, in ghost limbo, hoping to leave him there for eternity while he continues his spree. In a video game series where antagonists are often sympathetic, tragic, or unintentionally evil, Gavin stands out as the solely pure evil villain Rosa and Joey ever encountered.
  • BlazBlue:
    • Takehaya Susanoo-no-Mikoto, better known as Yūki Terumi, rebelled against his "sister" Master Unit: Amaterasu and dedicated his entire life to spiting her and destroying all of her creations. Having created the apocalyptic Black Beast, Terumi was brainwashed by Nine the Phantom to assist the fellow Six Heroes in the Dark War. When freed, he returned the favor by casting her and Trinity Glassfille to the Boundary to die. He would later murder the caretaker of Ragna, Jin, and Saya, burn down the church they called home, and compelled Jin to sever the young Ragna's arm. His myriad of other atrocities include, but aren't limited to, being responsible for Lotte Carmine's horrific condition as Arakune, mind raping Noel Vermillion into becoming Mu the Godslayer, breaking Tsubaki Yayoi's spirit, harvesting the souls of his own NOL personnel to power up Cauldrons, and assisting Relius Clover and Izanami in enacting "Doomsday". An arrogant, sadistic god who sustains his wretched existence through others' hatred and despair, Susanoo coveted the True Azure to destroy everything, create a single world to lord over, and fill it full of every living beings' suffering for eternity.
    • Hades: Izanami, despite the circumstances of her existence, ousts herself as the sinister "Goddess of Death" whose innermost desire is a world of death and total nothingness. As Imperator Librarius, she used her authority to help conspire with Terumi and Relius to destroy Amatersu and bring about Doomsday. Izanami placed Tsubaki under Ruby: Mind Eater and forced her to use the Izayoi's Immortal Breaker on Jin against her will. She later compelled Ragna to enter a berserk, Black Beast-like state also against his will, resulting in him crippling Jin. Coldly betraying Terumi and Relius for her own devices, Izanami tasks herself trying to bring about untold annihilation within a massive radius following Nine's failure. When confronted by Ragna and Noel, Izanami tries to tempt Ragna into killing Noel to gain the True Azure for himself. When Noel as Mu-12 tries to assimilate Izanami's soul into her own, Izanami reverses the process in an attempt to erase Noel's entire existence. A nihilistic, self-serving goddess, Hades: Izanami used all in her arsenal and disposed of anyone at any time to achieve her "dream".
    • Relius Clover, "The (Mad) Puppeteer", once saw the "true form" of every person, their soul, and lost faith in the inherent value of human life, vying to construct a perfect world as "The Architect." An esteemed scientist and alchemist, Relius conspired with Terumi to create the Kusanagi and assisted with the Black Beast's birth. After being flung into the future and eventually regaining his memories, Relius manipulates Sector Seven and Kokonoe Mercury into recreating the Nox Nyctores Nirvana and producing an energy core using the lives of the organization's members. Relius would later murder his own wife and daughter and reform them into unfeeling Killer Robots, leaving the latter unfinished for his son Carl to witness. Cold and unfeeling, Relius inflicted or was complicit in all manner of atrocities or torture in the name of science.
  • Blazing Souls Accelate: Brumeia is one of the Human Genomes tasked by Gustavinus to replace all of the humans. Instead of following Gustavinus's orders, she went into the Vergis Kingdom and then enthralled its king to murder all of his families so that she could become its queen who rules the Kingdom with an iron fist while she manipulates the king for decades for her own benefit. At one point, she skinned a maid over the course of one week just because the maid called her "pretty". She also sent a thief that the main heroes encountered before to steal an Elemental Core which the main heroes possessed. When the citizens of Vergis Kingdom started a rebellion led by Nguyen Le, a survivor of the Vergis Kingdom massacre, Brumeia brainwashed her soldiers to fight against them, and when encountered by Nguyen, Brumeia then uses the king and the royal retainer as personal attack dogs against Nguyen while both of them were aware of what they are doing in order to cause Nguyen to become emotionally shattered. Running away to a faraway desert after being defeated, Brumeia then attacks the innocent bystanders who passes through the desert by controlling the bandits so that she could establish her new base. In the end, she ruins other people's life and makes them suffer, solely for her own amusement.
  • Bloodborne: Micolash, Host of the Nightmare, is a former member of the Byrgenwerth scholars who leads the School of Mensis. Bent on ascending past humanity and being granted "Eyes" by the Great Ones, Micolash and the school have countless people abducted into the Unseen village of Yahar'ghul, experimented upon to make hideous undead abominations without humanity. Sacrificing his school to draw himself into the Nightmare of Mensis, Micolash also keeps a Great One captive and tortured in their experiments, being the one who contacted the Great Ones to call down the Blood Moon upon Yharnam and start the horrific scourge.
  • Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night has the Big Bad Duumvirate:
    • Gremory is the seeming right-hand of Gebel who is actually the force corrupting him, having driven him into evil and using him to unleash scores of demons on humanity to massacre countless innocents. Gremory seeks to possess the heroine Miriam to use her power to bring Bael, the Demon King, to the world to cause apocalyptic devastation, callously throwing aside Gebel to his death when he's freed from her control in favor with an alliance with Dominique, and even seemingly murders Zangetsu before her defeat.
    • Dominique Baldwin is an exorcist who lost her faith in God after God did nothing to stop the demon invasion 10 years prior and thus desired demonic power to transcend any deity. To this end, she assists Miriam and Johannes, learning the art of alchemy and gathering Shards to fuse with herself. Hoping to use Miriam as a sacrifice to summon Bael, she sets Miriam against her childhood friend Gebel, hoping to corrupt Miriam enough to have Gremory possess her. When confronted, she attempts to murder Miriam, summon Bael and plunge the world into demonic carnage to sate her thirst for power. Using every seeming ally as a tool for her own ends, Dominique is nothing but a misanthrope with a lust for power.
  • Bomberman franchise:
    • Bagura also named  is the Overarching Villain of the entire Bomberman franchise, Bomberman's most recurring enemy, and by far his most vile adversary. He makes his first appearance in Bomberman 94 by splitting Planet Bomber into pieces and attempting to send a comet on a collision course with it. In Super Bomberman 3, he resurrects the Five Dastardly Bombers and uses them to take over five planets, expanding his goals. Even after he's killed, his resilience allows him to live through a Brain in a Jar. In Bomberman Hero, he is the Man Behind the Man to the Devil Bomber, and possibly the reason for his evil, including brainwashing, as he had him locked away under a planet for being "too unruly". He's an Omnicidal Maniac and by far the Bomberman franchise's widest reaching and most evil antagonist.
    • Super Bomberman R: In this reboot of the franchise, Bagura's new incarnation, Buggler, is as bad as ever. Starting off the game by performing a grandiose speech about his plans of taking control of the galaxy, while also threatening the lives of all that live there, he is revealed to have brainwashed the Five Dastardly Bombers into being his slaves, forcing them against their will to serve for him, and using them as part of his Giant Mecha in the final battle. He reveals his true plans at the end of the game: convert the sun into a black hole so that it would inhale the entire solar system, and later the universe. Vicious, manipulative, and sadistic, this new incarnation of the old classic villain manages to somehow be even worse than his origin.
    • Bomberman 64: Sirius is the true Big Bad, usurping the position from Altair. Initially appearing as a friendly ally to Bomberman on the run from Sirius, it's revealed that he was the original owner of the Omni Cube and had trapped even more galaxies in there than Altair, as he had a proper knowledge on how to use the cube. He lies to Bomberman that Altair had killed his family; however these are false and he uses them to get Bomberman on his side. After he reveals his true intentions to Bomberman, he callously throws him away and nearly destroys Planet Bomber. Manipulating Bomberman into helping him, even worse than Altair, he manages to be the most vile villain in the game.
  • The Boogie Man: The titular Boogie Man, really Brendon Dumont, is a cold and theatrical murderer. Seeking to make himself into a feared monster, the Boogie Man holds a tour of Livingstone Castle, then hijacks the tour to force Detective Keith Baring into a Deadly Game. After brutally killing his nine servants and a dog and leaving their mutilated corpses for Keith to find, he kidnaps tour guide Stevie Small, injecting him with drugs and skinning him to mentally break him, then leaves him tied up to bleed to death. He then challenges Keith to traverse the castle and save the others from his Death Traps, at one point attempting to force Keith to choose between saving Sophie Grundler and her father Richard. He also chases down Keith's wife Helena, and when he finally captures her, he proceeds to torture her while taunting Keith about it. When Sophie confronts him, he unleashes his attack dogs on her, intending to have her ripped apart, before later trapping David in a hallway with poison gas; depending on the ending, he can kill them, Helena, and Keith himself. In the Happy End, when beaten and unmasked, Brendon makes one last attempt on Keith's life by stabbing him. Despite being fully human, Brendon Dumont proves himself worse than any supernatural being.
  • Borderlands 3: Tyreen Calypso is the de facto leader of the Children of the Vault, a murderous cult based on Pandora constructed to torture and kill everyone in their way. Alongside her brother Troy, Tyreen hosts video streams where she tortures and murders enemy and friend alike, getting delight out of forcing her own fanatics to mutilate themselves in her name. In her quest for godhood, Tyreen facilitates wars that overtake entire planets, betrays her allies, and assists Troy in trying to crash Pandora's moon into the planet, uncaring of the billions who will die. After her brother's death, Tyreen shows absolutely no remorse or concern for him, instead reducing his corpse to ashes to steal his powers so she can complete her ascension to godhood, even murdering her own father while proclaiming her plans to travel the galaxy and devour everything in her path. Having no care for anyone except herself and surpassing even Handsome Jack in villainy while lacking the latter's love for his family, Tyreen is the evilest villain any Vault Hunter has faced thus far.
  • The Bourne Conspiracy:
    • Devandelin is the main villain of the level "Eliminate Devandelin". A war criminal, he was to be tried by the UN, but staged a breakout, smugly grinning after watching the cops holding him get gunned down. Escaping into an airport, Devandelin and his men slaughter their way through the building, killing cops and civilians alike. When he realizes Bourne is chasing him, Devandelin sends waves and waves of his own men to the slaughter as a distraction, even his second-in-command, not confronting Bourne until all his men are dead.
    • Khalid Azar, from "Disarm Renard", is a wealthy Moroccan Nationalist who funds and arms terrorist cells in his nation. Planning to steal a Dirty Bomb from Charles Renard instead of buying it, Azar sends an assassin to clear out as many of Renard's guards as he can. When the time came, he personally executed Renard, and made off with the bomb, inciting a gunfight to breakout, killing Renard's guards, his own men, and any of the partygoers caught in the crossfire.
  • Breath of Fire:
    • Breath of Fire II: Father Habaruku is the founder of the church, which steals the souls of its believers in order to power up the Big Bad. His favorite method for winning followers seems to be replacing respected members of various communities with literal demons that disguise themselves as those people. He also replaced a man who used to be in charge of the church, a priest who was such a compassionate, big-hearted, and lovable character, and your father. He got booted off the scene so that Habaruku could take over, then strapped to a horrible demonic contraption and his life energy itself is used to power it for about ten years.
    • Breath of Fire IV: Yuna comes off as little more than a self-righteous, smarmy little git until you complete the dungeon of his lab and you see that he's taken Nina's sister and made her into some sort of genetically modified horror, telling all about the "wonderful gift" he's given her, and looking for some kind of praise. Yuna also built a weapon of warfare that launches Hex, a toxic gas, physically. It's actually the souls of people tortured at the hands of Yuna and the more anguish they have, the better the effect. You can see this in a side event and its effects are presented in the village of Chamba in the beginning of the game. The way the player experiences its horror just drives the point home. At one point in the game, we are introduced to Mami, a genuinely likable love interest for Fou-lu. Just as it seems she's going to reform him, she's taken away and tortured to the point of insanity so she can be used to fuel an attack against the poor guy. When he discovers this, he decides that Humans Are the Real Monsters and becomes intent on destroying them.
  • Broken Sword II: The Smoking Mirror: Karzac is a Cuban drug lord who is contacted by the imprisoned and ancient god of death, Tezcatlipoca, and, making a deal with the evil god, Karzac begins making plans to release the god from his prison. Requiring the assistance of renowned scientist Professor Bertrand Oubier, Karzac murders the man's wife, forcibly addicts him to drugs, then later executes him when he outlives his usefulness, something his own troops are not exempt from either. Along with regularly attempting to murder George Stobbart and his girlfriend, Nico Collard, at various times, Karzac leads an assault on a small village George is hiding in, burning it down and attempting to kill every villager residing there. Karzac then hopes to sacrifice George to open the door for Tezcatlipoca to come to Earth and cause untold amounts of chaos and destruction, something Karzac is fully aware yet uncaring of, hoping for unlimited power in return for dooming humanity.
  • Brütal Legend: Emperor Doviculus, the sadomasochistic creator and leader of the Tainted Coil, enslaved humanity long before the game started, and led the world into a hellish domain. Letting Lionwhyte take charge of the human race and leading them to a society ruled by a dictatorship of which he approves, Doviculus continues building up his own army of demons that he himself created in order to oppose anyone against him. When Lionwhyte fails to stop the revolution of Eddie Riggs, Doviculus kills Lionwhyte and then murders Lars, who showed himself after Doviculus sensed the presence of the band of heroes. With two cold-blooded murders in his hands, Doviculus unleashes destruction around the area to eliminate the surviving members of Lionwhyte's army and attempts to murder Eddie's. After showing his tremendous power and taking over as the primary villain, Doviculus sends a doppelganger version of Ophelia, a woman who was abandoned by Eddie and his team, to take vengeance on them. After that final duel against Ophelia, Doviculus kills the doppelganger and challenges Eddie to a battle to the Death in his throne room, where Doviculus exhibits his callousness towards his minions as he tortures and kills them to be used as attacks against Eddie, despite them being his children.
  • Bulletstorm: General Victor Sarrano is a high-ranking member of the Confederation and a childish psychopath with a love of creative brutality. The leader of Dead Echo who sends his men out to kill innocents under the guise of justice, Sarrano orders his men to kill reporter Bryce Novak for attempting to expose his operation, causing Grayson Hunt to betray him, and for Novak's daughter Trishka to seek vengeance on him. Tasked by the Elysium hotel resort's corporation to plant a DNA bomb that will wipe every living organism off the apocalyptic planet Stygia, Sarrano leads his men to die, refusing to grant them supplies unless they generate creative kills, and tricks Grayson and Ishi into arming the DNA bomb. Later mind-controlling Ishi into murdering Grayson against his will, Sarrano attempts to leave Grayson and Trishka on Stygia to die from the bomb's blast.

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  • C-12: Final Resistance: Major Dan Carter is a high-ranking official within the alien army. A former soldier aiding the resistance, Dan defected and joined the aliens once he realized humanity was losing the fight, and willingly allowed himself to be turned into a cyborg. As a cyborg, Dan helped the aliens kill members of the resistance and kidnap humans so they could be converted into cyborg soldiers for the aliens' armies. After the resistance starts to heavily sabotage the aliens' plans, Dan kidnaps his own wife, Dr. Carter, in hopes of having her turned into a cyborg, and also in an attempt to incapacitate the resistance's morale. When Dan discovers that the aliens plan on poisoning Earth's atmosphere in order to wipe out all life on the planet, Dan is more than happy leaving humanity to die all so he can save himself.
  • Call of Cthulhu: Dark Corners of the Earth: Robert Marsh is the main mortal antagonist of the game. The heir of the Marsh family who sold Innsmouth out to the gods of the Deep Ones, Robert and his elder brother Sebastian rule over the Esoteric Order of Dagon. While Sebastian focuses on the business aspects, Robert is a religious fanatic who presides over a legacy of Human Sacrifice and fanaticism. When ordering Boston police detective Jack Walters killed in Innsmouth, Robert later uses his magic to help kill the marines who attempt to storm the Order before summoning Father Dagon himself to lead a horde of Deep Ones to a marine vessel that results in the deaths of everyone but Jack. When Y'ha-nthlei, the Deep Ones' city, is attacked, Sebastian furiously confronts Robert over having the Order in religious devotion in a time of crisis and attempts to shoot him, resulting in Robert magically murdering his brother. His ultimate goal is to have the Deep Ones overwhelm all of humanity, declaring the time of the human race is finished. Having nearly fully transitioned into a monstrous Deep One, Robert cares only for his bloodthirsty religion, with even the other citizens of Innsmouth fearing him.
  • Call of Cthulhu: The Official Video Game:
    • James Fitzroy, the charismatic captain of the ship that brought the passengers to Darkwater, is revealed to be one of the higher members of the cult that worships Cthulhu. When Edward Pierce investigates the mysterious tunnels in the Hawkins family's mansion, it's revealed that Fitzroy sacrificed his own cult members under the pretense that their minds and bodies will be merged together with their master. In addition, it was revealed that Fitzroy conspired with Riverside Institute's Dr. Fuller by greenlighting the latter's sickening experiments, as well as that he was behind the shootout at a criminal syndicate territory. After Pierce encounters the cult near the end of the game to save Sarah Hawkins, Fitzroy willingly tries to cause the apocalypse to happen by summoning Cthulhu, and proves his seriousness by taking the occultist librarian, Algernon Drake, as a hostage in order to force Pierce to do the ritual.
    • The aforementioned Dr. Thomas Fuller, head physician of Riverside Institute and a member of the crew that found Leviathan, uses his new discovery to slake his thirst for knowledge to "end the Gods" themselves. Fuller, using the serum extracted from Leviathan's flesh, experiments horribly on dozens of innocents in the basement of Riverside Institute, leaving countless insane, mutated, and in pain, and countless more killed, with his morgue and laboratory clogged with corpses and body parts. Fuller experiments on Edward Pierce when he falls into his clutches, murders the single level-headed doctor in his employ when she tries to stop the experiments, and is even revealed to have been keeping Sarah Hawkins in his lab in preparation for Darkwater's cult to use her to end the world by summoning Cthulhu.
  • Call of Cthulhu: The Wasted Land: Docktor Kaul is the head of the Cult of the Awakened, Cthulhu cultists who seem to dominate the world. Kaul has countless innocents killed in his attacks, wiping out towns with monsters and weapons alike to harvest the souls of dead civilians and soldiers to create undead monsters to send against civilians and the enemy. Kaul even forces victims to participate in horrific breeding experiments with monsters to produce half-human beasts, with a high fatality level for the unfortunate humans. Kaul intends on turning his creations upon the world to exterminate humanity, leaving a new race he himself reigns over.
  • Call of Juarez: Juan "Juarez" Mendoza is a ruthless Mexican bandit turned warlord. When the outlaw brothers, Thomas and Ray McCall, arrive in Mexico, Juarez uses them to wipe out his rivals before betraying them to Confederate remnants they escaped from. When he bargains with an Apache tribe trying to fight the army, Juarez simply sells them defective rifles he has lying around, taking the money while letting the natives be slaughtered. Upon learning his mistress Marisa is in love with Thomas, Juarez tries to have the brothers' pacifist younger brother William killed and intends to throw Marisa into slavery in one of his brothels, sneering that she is a "lying, thieving, gold-loving whore." When Ray defeats him, Juarez resurfaces eighteen years later, hunting for a secret treasure he believes Marisa passed on to her son Billy. He kills Thomas and Marisa, lets his men rape his ex, and attempts to hunt down Billy by threatening the life of Billy's love interest Molly. When he fails to sway Billy ( who turns out to be his own son) to his side, he attempts to burn him and Molly alive. At the end, when Juarez is beaten, he still manages to mortally wound Ray himself and attempts to murder Billy to the end before a dying Ray finds the strength to kill him once and for all. Brutal, greedy and treacherous, Juarez prides himself on his ability to come out on top no matter who he has to destroy.
  • Capella's Promise: Second Prince Zanara Capella was once a child who toyed and experimented with animal life, only to carry his callous god complex into adulthood. After his father discovers the Mother machine, Zanara aids him in using the device to painfully fuse Ilnacia's most talented citizens into monstrous Hute soldiers, but eventually commits patricide, takes over the operation, and fuses with Mother. With his newfound power, Zanara sends a Hute army after his brother for opposing him and has any Hute who defies him either killed or forced to fuse with another Hute. Near the end of the game, Zanara has his Hutes attack all of Ilnacia in order to solidify his rule, with no regard for the innocents he kills or absorbs into Mother.
  • Cardinal Syn: Syn is the mysterious woman who is behind the idea of the bloody tournament between each clan of the Bloodlands and the winner of said tournament will become the ruler of the Bloodlands. However, when one of the winners of the tournament tries to claim the prize, Syn betrays him by murdering him and won't let the other contestants win the tournament. In the other stories, it was revealed that Syn kept two people as a prisoner, brutally mutilating them and stitching their bodies together, which resulted in them becoming a fighter that worships her; she then massacres several knights in one of the fighter's backstories. In her story when she wins the fight, she then uses her powers, resulting in the Bloodlands getting destroyed and dragons flying away from the area.
  • CarnEvil: Ludwig Von Tokkentakker, is the leader of the titular CarnEvil, a carnival filled with monsters. When the unnamed Player Character summons his carnival, Ludwig greets him and forces him and another girl named Betty to fight through the carnival's three main attractions. Throughout the game, the player can see the skeletons and mutilated corpses of the other unfortunate people the carnival has claimed. After the player survives the main attractions, Ludwig greets him at the big top, and orders an army of surgeon clowns to cut out his brain and place it into the body of a gorilla. When the player successfully kills them, Ludwig traps him in a cage and brings him to his airship. There, he and his army of skeletons try to kill the Player and Betty. The website reveals more of his crimes, such as his manipulation, lobotomization, and mutilation of two circus performers; and his desire to Take Over the World with an army of giant freaks.
  • Castlevania: Lords of Shadow & Lords of Shadow 2: Satan is the architect of almost every atrocity in the games, all so he could return to Heaven and take revenge on God. Deceiving and possessing Zobek, Satan uses him to separate Heaven from Earth, leaving the souls of the dead trapped in Limbo, afterwards forcing Gabriel Belmont to murder his wife Marie. Aiming to exploit the prophecy of the Chosen One to claim the God Mask for himself, Satan arranges for Gabriel to kill many others, both evil and innocent, before attempting to dispose of both Gabriel and Zobek. Defeated by Gabriel, Satan has his children pave the way for his return and when he does come back, he murders the son who summoned him for not disposing of the one man he fears: Gabriel—now known as Dracula. Opting to simply destroy the world with an enslaved and tortured Leviathan, Satan's final gambit has him possess Alucard, Dracula's beloved son, to try to stop Dracula from killing him, all the while taunting Dracula. Making paltry attempts at justifying himself, Gabriel saw Satan for the wretched egomaniac he is.
  • Cave Story: Dr. Fuyuhiko Date, known almost exclusively as the Doctor, is a sociopathic researcher who came onto the floating island to take control of the powers of the Demon Crown. The Doctor is responsible for kidnapping several of the harmless native Mimigas and force-feeding them the corrupting red flowers, mutating them into savage beasts. The Doctor has reduced the Mimiga's village to a select few survivors in doing this, and plots to use the rabid Mimiga to attack the surface world. The Doctor has his servants force-feed the young Toroko these red flowers, ultimately leading to her death, and murders King when he tries to intervene, commenting on how "fragile" their bodies are. The Doctor is also responsible for mutating several of the island's infant dragons into undead zombies. At the end of the game, the Doctor mutates his own servant Misery for her dissent, intending to make her his puppet until the day she dies. The Doctor was an unfettered egomaniac who puts his pride above everything else, all the while behaving in a calm, perpetually condescending manner.
  • Chaos Rings II: Amon, "the Creator", also known as Bachs, is the mastermind of the entire game, and easily the worst entity in the entire franchise. An ancient being kept powerful by the belief of others, Amon once survived by constantly dueling his counterpart Neron; however, after finally defeating Neron, Amon concocts a new scheme to keep himself immortal and all-powerful forever. Sealing Neron away in a prison for thousands of years, Amon uses Neron's power to create humanity on a planet he called Earth, and basked in the worship they gave him as their "Creator". Amon, realizing that every few centuries humanity starts to lose faith in him, creates a new system he calls the Rite of Resealment. Slaughtering one third of humanity, Amon chooses half a dozen humans and lies that Neron is responsible for the slaughter and will wipe out all of humanity, manipulating the group of humans into believing that whichever one he selects to be the Chosen One will have to kill the other five to save humanity. Once this is done, Amon brainwashes the Chosen One, uses his Horsemen of the Apocalypse to "cleanse" humanity of nearly the entire population, then uses the brainwashed Chosen One to blame Neron for the event and sing Amon's praises, restoring the faith in him and his power. Amon commits this same atrocity well over one thousand times, and plans to continue it for all eternity to satisfy his god complex. Perhaps the worst factor of all, Amon specifically chooses the Chosen One's loved ones as the sacrifices to be killed, taking sadistic pleasure in forcing the current Chosen One to kill their friends, lovers, and children.
  • Choice of Games (in alphabetical order):
    • Champion of the Gods: Sarpedon is one of the three Vestiges encountered in the story, and easily the worst. Residing on an island in the middle of the Forgotten Sea, Sarpedon regularly causes boats to crash onto his island, and then turns the surviving passengers of said boat crashes into statues that he arranges into his own twisted "art", a process he has repeated onto hundreds of innocents. When you crash onto his island, Sarpedon wastes no time in inflicting this same fate onto your entire crew, and, when you attempt to stop him, Sarpedon happily drains the life force of his own statues, killing dozens of them. Murdering many of the people who try to stop him, Sarpedon uses his last breath to summon a plague onto the nearby city of Kelinos, plunging the hundreds of residents into deathlike comas from which they nearly die if not for your intervention, all just to spite you.
    • Choice of Zombies: Anita is a minor villain encountered in the story, yet makes the most of her time to be a truly monstrous individual. Seemingly the kind leader of a group of survivors of the zombie apocalypse who have taken up residency at a church, Anita is actually a religious fanatic who believes zombies to be the next step in human evolution, and, as such, uses her friendly exterior to lower innocents' guards before feeding them to a group of zombies she keeps chained up, releasing any people who reanimate back into the world in the hopes to turn evermore people into the "Master Race". Depending on your choices, Anita can try to feed a child to her zombies, and even succeed, all while claiming it is the "will of God".
    • Diabolical: Ara-Kunos the Eighth, the emperor of the planet Yod, at some point came to Earth under the alias of Dr. Arachnus and made a name for himself as the world's most infamous villain. Prior to the game, he attempted to steal all of Earth's water supply. When stopped by renowned hero the Star, Arachnus mentally tortured the hero into becoming a borderline insane shell of his former self. Later, he murdered President Alex Johnson by drinking all of his blood, before acquiring the President's clairvoyant powers. Receiving visions that a threat to him was somewhere on Earth, Arachnus went into seclusion while having mechanical spiders kill anybody they come across. When he finds out that you're the said threat, Arachnus infects thousands of people in Merit City with a eventually-fatal nano-virus that turns them into zombie-like drones, all with the goal of killing you. Eventually, he reveals his true identity, and declares that he intends to terraform the entire planet, killing the majority of humans and enslaving any survivors. When you enter his ship, it's revealed that Arachnus shows no sympathy for his people, brainwashing them into mindless soldiers who will die for him without a second thought. When confronted, Arachnus offers you the opportunity to join him, only to mock you for thinking he was being genuine about his offer; if Hackmaster was chosen for your sidekick, she'll attempt to take up Arachnus's offer, only for him to kill her for no reason. In a game that acts primarily as a parody of heroes and villains, Dr. Arachnus is played deadly serious, and out of all the supervillains in the world, proves to be by far the most heinous one the player confronts.
    • Hero of Kendrickstone: Milius Black-Clad was once the Grand Wizard for the city of Kendrickstone, but after sacrificing animals and children in order to further his research, he was banished from the city. Enraged at Kendrickstone for rejecting his "genius", Milius began kidnapping and brainwashing hundreds of innocents into becoming his slaves, then using them to lead raids on caravans and travelers coming to and from Kendrickstone, making sure to slaughter as many people as possible during said raids. After promising to spare Kendrickstone should it surrender to him, Milius is revealed to have lied, planning to massacre the hundreds of inhabitants and raze the city to the ground even if it unconditionally surrenders.
    • Mobile Armored Marine: Governor Plaxus is the smug, greedy leader of the colonist planet, Far Hope. When contacted by the Lacertians, a race of lizard-like aliens, Plaxus immediately began trading them anything they requested in exchange for their immense riches, and, when the Lacertians began asking for humans so that they could "research" them, Plaxus was more than happy to oblige. When you investigate Far Hope, discovering the houses ransacked, the crops burned, and the thousands of citizens missing, you discover the truth that Plaxus has betrayed his people to the Lacertians, who plan to devour them all, in exchange for granting Plaxus their regenerative abilities. When you confront him, Plaxus happily explains that only himself and the "chosen few" followers will survive the Lacertians' occupation, and eagerly tries to murder you when you express your disgust with him.
  • Chroma Squad: Lord Gaga is an evil alien invader. At some point in the past, he attempted a takeover and permanently crippled Tammy's sister. Despite being defeated, he destroyed the benevolent alien Brain's body, reducing him to a Brain in a Jar. Returning in modern day, he would trick the crew into using their show to start his very real invasion, then try to murder the lot of them when they are no longer useful. Among other crimes, he would have a monster kidnap and attempt to murder civilians, mass brainwashing, and experimenting on innocent people to turn into monsters, one of which the crew are forced to kill. He would target Tammy in particular, purely out of spite, turning her into a monster and trying to force the crew to kill her. In the Sixth Ranger route, he attempts to sacrifice her to his master, Villain X, in a cowardly attempt to save himself, while in the Driver Route, he murders her father in cold blood. In the latter route, he also holds all but the Assault hostage trying to force them to fight each other to the death for their freedom. Despite being a minion of Villain X, Lord Gaga enjoys every moment of the horrible things he does.
  • The Chronicles of Riddick: Assault on Dark Athena: Captain Gale Revas is the commander of the pirate/mercenary ship the Dark Athena. When she joined the crew she seduced the original Captain, then had him overthrown and thrown in a cell so she could have the ship refitted to attack unsuspecting vessels and settler worlds. The planetary assaults are full of Rape, Pillage, and Burn, with unarmed civilians being indiscriminately killed and tossed in sewers, the settlements wiped out, and the survivors either sold as slaves or harvested into mindless remote-controlled cyborgs. The rest of the crew is kept in line with threats of forced cyborg conversion (the "Drone Mile") or trips to "The Dentist". When Revas discovers Lynn Silverman, the little girl who stowed away on her ship after Revas enslaved her mother and harvested her father, she tries to murder Lynn.
  • Clive Barker's Jericho: While The Firstborn itself is a Woobie, Destroyer of Worlds, the same cannot be said about these two of its followers:
    • Hanne Lichthammer, head of the Geheimnisvoll Abwehrmacht division of the Nazi party, is a psychic sadomasochist renowned and feared for her work for her brutal interrogation and torture, opting to sunder the mind instead of the body and leaving countless victims of all ages slaughtered in her wake. When resurrected as an agent of the Firstborn, Lichthammer has piled up thousands of bodies and has used her new powers to abominate her own men into horrific, tortured fusions of man and weapon to slaughter all they see. Eventually intent on helping the Firstborn invade and destroy all humanity, Lichthammer delves deep enough to mock Billie about her past of sexual abuse by her father when the Jericho squad finally confronts her in a Torture Cellar of her own making.
    • The disgusting, bloated Governor Cassus Vicus is an utterly depraved hedonist banished by Caligula himself to the remote Al-Khali for practicing cannibalism. Offered immortality by the Firstborn in a realm away from reality in return for helping it conquer all of God's creation, Vicus happily agreed in order to indulge himself for thousands of years. Keeping his realm as nauseating as himself, Vicus keeps his immortal citizens in constant torment: decorating his palace with their body parts and skinned corpses and allowing his demonic minions to attack them as they please. Devoted to his own worship above all else, Vicus stands out in the dark setting alongside the aforementioned Lichthammer as one of the Firstborn's most vile lieutenants.
  • Clive Barker's Undying: Count Otto Keisinger is a powerful warlock and Patrick Galloway's Arch-Enemy. He frames Patrick for the murder of his girlfriend, banishing him from Ireland. Becoming an occultist, he's hired by Bethany Covenant to help cure her family of the Undying Curse. Only caring about studying the curse and watching the family suffer, Otto takes the time to study the Island of Standing Stones, where he discovers a portal to Oneiros, a place where one can obtain absolute power. Teaching Bethany magic, he later murders her, despite her love for him. Residing in Oneiros, he rules it with an iron fist, enslaving its inhabitants and making them his soldiers. Desiring Patrick's Gel'Ziabar stone to increase his power, he sends his soldiers out to Ireland, where they kill everyone in their path, later deciding to kill Patrick himself.
  • Clock Tower 3: Lord Darcy Burroughs was a 17th century landowner who, upon losing his daughter, went into a berserk fury, killing his own wife and over a hundred of his own people. Burroughs also raised the psychotic "Scissor Twins" to torture and kill more people, even demanding village heads execute dozens of their own citizens to appease him. It is revealed Burroughs' daughter Anabel was an intended sacrifice for Burroughs to become a powerful supernatural being known as an Entity. After his physical death, Burroughs reaches out to turn people into murderous, serial-killing Subordinates, and later fuses with his son's sinister descendant Dick Hamilton, the two collaborating to orchestrate the events of the game and sacrifice Dick's granddaughter Alyssa on her fifteenth birthday to achieve the power Burroughs craves at long last.
  • Cloé's Requiem: Alain Ardennes is Cloé's abusive father and the man who cursed her. A talented musician who drove people to insanity with his unique compositions, Alain took pleasure in hurting his wife and molesting his daughter, taking pictures of the latter in distress and keeping them in an album. After Alain was killed by Cloé in self-defense when he showed signs of wanting to murder her, his spirit cursed Cloé and the mansion, turning his own daughter into a monster. When Michel D'Alembert visits the mansion to save Cloé, the spirit of Alain decides to make Michel his next prey, tormenting him with illusions to deplete his sanity so he can possess Michel and kill Cloé.
  • The ClueFinders: Mystery of the Missing Amulet: Malicia is a Wicked Witch who travels to a planet called Millennia and tries to force its inhabitants, the Doldreks and the Sorrens, to give her their amulet. When they refuse, she encases most of them in ice or stone and turns others into her minions. In the present day, she kidnaps Santiago and Leslie, disguises herself as a princess named Malveera, and tricks Joni and Owen into getting the amulet for her. When they bring it, Malicia reveals her true self and steals what she thinks is the amulet from them. Upon realizing she's been tricked, Malicia decides to keep Santiago and Leslie, in the belief that Joni and Owen will give her the amulet. When our heroes arrive, Malicia has one of her minions grab the amulet, declares her plan to wipe out all life on Millennia and Earth, and attempts to zap the quartet with a ray from the amulet.
  • Code Vein: Juzo Mido is the leading Revenant researcher who participates in the Revenant project known as Project QUEEN. When participating the project, he callously experiments on and tortures the test subject of the project, Cruz Silva, which turned her into becoming destruction incarnate that tries to destroy everything in her path. It was soon revealed that before the Great Collapse, Mido adopted several innocent orphans, repeatedly conducting experiments on them and ultimately sold them to the military so that they could become soldiers in the battlefield. Responsible for the creation of Successors—beings who possess high affinity for the QUEEN but become feral, insane husks when they were near objects known as Relics—Mido's ultimate plan is to disable the Red Mist that barricaded the human race from the monsters roaming outside known as Aragami, evolve all of the humanity into becoming Successors and pit them against Aragami. When encountered in his hideout, Mido kills all of his henchmen and uses the relics to turn the man who protected humanity from Aragami, Gregorio Silva, into a Successor. Despite his rhetoric, at the end of the day, Mido is a lunatic madman who only cares about his twisted view of evolution.
  • Codename Eagle: General Popov is a former friend of Tsar Peter, who one day grew power-hungry and decided to assassinate the Tsar and the entire royal family. Unaware that Colonel Sergei of the Russian High Command managed to save Prince Alexander and Princess Anastasia from him and sneak them out of Popov's reach, Popov claimed to all Russian people that that royal family died from a terrible accident, while putting an impostor of Prince Alexander, whom he called the "sole surviving son of Tsar Nicholas: Prince Alexander", on a throne and used him to lead the Russian Empire to war against the entire world, taking over large territories and oppressing people there. Ordering his underlings to develop various Doomsday Devices, which he planned to use to annihilate entire cities, Popov, growing angry when "Agent Red", in reality a grown-up Prince Alexander, started destroying them, tried to use his last remaining Doomsday Device to obliterate London.
  • Command & Conquer: Red Alert Series:
    • Command & Conquer: Red Alert: Josef Stalin is portrayed as every bit the ruthless, paranoid dictator that he was in real life, but excludes any potential redeeming qualities he may have had and makes him even nastier in some regards. He builds up the Soviet military machine and invades the rest of Europe to establish his totalitarian rule over the entire continent. He orders his security officers to test Sarin gas on a town of innocent civilians and the player to kill the survivors and raze the village, personally kills his lieutenants for any failure and orders purges of his entire military staff on a whim, and largely destroys the countries he invades as he did with Greece. When the tide of war turns against him, he uses his troops as sacrifical lambs to delay the Allied advance long enough so he can destroy the major European cities with his newly-developed nuclear missiles and force a victory.
    • Command & Conquer: Red Alert 2: Yuri is a powerful psychic and aspiring overlord initially serving the Soviet Union, but soon reveals his ulterior motives. In the Soviet campaign he supports the invasion of the United States and later the rest of the world, building devices to turn the conquered peoples into mind-controlled drones. He assassinates Premier Romanov and frames General Vladimir to usurp the Soviet leadership, before attempting to kill the player because his continued success has made him a potential threat to Yuri's position. Yuri's Revenge reveals that he was just using the Soviets to establish a network of mind control devices to enslave the planet, so there will be no will but his own. His subsequent plots include harvesting the entire population of Los Angeles for raw materials, holding a software company ransom and nuking Seattle until they give in, secretly assassinating world leaders and replacing them with clones, and planning to level all coastal cities in the world. Throw in the fact that his army uses slaves to mine their ore, genetically alters soldiers and civilians alike into obedient, mutated freaks, grinds up civilians, captured enemies, and his own units for spare parts or drains them for bioelectricity, and is built around mind controlling his adversaries, and it becomes clear that we are dealing with a very, very bad man.
  • Conan (2007 video game): Graven was unwittingly released from imprisonment by Conan. Having trapped ancient gods within himself for power, Graven sought to further his strength by sacrificing his own children, with only his daughter A'Kanna escaping him. Graven crafted a Hate Plague called the Black Death, the application of which drives men into murderous frenzies, allowing Graven to harvest their souls upon their deaths. Revealing his intent to murder A'Kanna and complete the ritual he began long ago, Graven then plans to reshape the world as he sees fit, wanting to elevate himself above men and gods alike.
  • Contra franchise:
    • Shattered Soldier: Earth's ruling Triumvirate is indirectly responsible for the alien invasions of the first games in the series. They sent an army to recover the Relic of Moirai from Jupiter; the invading aliens were actually a defensive army. The Triumvirate, uncaring, claims the aliens are invaders, thus prolonging the war and resulting in countless deaths. When Lance Bean found out the truth, they supposedly killed him, and also used a satellite to wipe out 80% of Earth's population, blaming all this on Bill Rizer, who is later released to take on a terrorist group. The Triumvirate ultimately plans to examine the Relic and become like gods.
    • Neo Contra: Master Contra is the leader of the terrorist group Neo Contra, which poses such a threat to the now-prison planet Earth in 4444 that Bill Rizer is revived from cryogenic storage. Master Contra—as well as the Player Character himself—are both clones of the original Bill Rizer, seen in the game as "Mystery G", and later killed by Master Contra. Master Contra plans to end all wars—by blowing up Earth, which he succeeds in doing in a Bad Ending. Despite all his talk and claims how he is "the ultimate form of Bill Rizer", in the end, he is, as the player character says, "just a heap of metal with an inflated ego".
  • Cosmic Star Heroine: Eternity is the malevolent machine behind the dark conspiracy. A powerful robot from ancient times, Eternity believed himself to be far superior to all life and attempted to take over the galaxy, killing many. Trapped inside an asteroid, Eternity waited for a chance to come back, using Arete as a vessel, and resurfaced when Director Steele stumbled upon lost technology, which was under Eternity's control. Eternity took over Steele's mind using those machines, and controlled API in order to bring him back. After Alyssa L'Salle and company learned about his plans, Eternity, using Steele, ordered their execution and committed numerous atrocities in his attempts, including leveling a city with a mech and attempting a massacre. He attacked Alyssa's mind through nightmarish visions and attempted to indoctrinate her to his side, succeeding by getting Arete to get close to Alyssa and then betraying her to steal the Lumina Key. Having returned, Eternity tried to take over again by brainwashing everyone in the galaxy. In the end he failed, and during his last moments attempted to kill the party by activating the self-destruction in his ship.
  • The Council of Hanwell: The Doctor is the one behind the anomalies, subverting the rest of the council's benevolent intentions solely to make himself powerful and build an army. Having convicts sent to him, the Doctor conducts ghastly, agonizing experiments to turn them into monsters, torturing them if they are too willful. Growing impatient with waiting, he eventually began to simply abduct innocents from the street. Once this was done, the Doctor proceeded to unleash them on the town, killing whoever stood in his path to reign supreme.
  • Criminal Case:
    • Albert Tesla, the overarching antagonist of the final three cases of "Pacific Bay" (season 2), was a scientist obsessed with transferring his mind into a supercomputer. As the Computer Interface, Tesla establishes Meteor Systems before transforming Pacific Bay from a barren wasteland into the prosperous city it is today. Displeased by the level of crime ravaging the city, Tesla decides to destroy it through mass bombing; those that subject themselves to his authority are to be digitalized into a virtual reality where he is the supreme ruler. To this end, he manipulates Frank and Karen Knight into stealing plutonium under the false pretense that doing so would allow them to reunite with their comatose daughter. When Frank gives Amy information on how to stop him, Tesla releases five murderers, one of which murders him. Tesla temporarily halts his destruction of Pacific Bay to engage Amy and the player in a sadistic game of cat and mouse. If they were to prove to him that justice still existed by finding Frank's killer, he would abandon his plans for a virtual world; if not, he would raze Pacific Bay to the ground. Even when the killer is found, Tesla doesn't live up to his side of the bargain, gleefully admitting that he was still going to decimate Pacific Bay regardless. Despite claiming to be well-intentioned in his goals, Tesla proves himself to be a hypocritical madman, no better than the criminals he resents.
    • Omar Bahir, from World Edition (season 3), is a professor specializing in Ancient Arabic. While he may seem sociable and polite, he is, in truth, a SOMBRA agent. As The Sword, Omar manipulates rebels into overthrowing their rulers, the end goal being toincite a massive war culminating in the Sahara Region becoming a cell for the nefarious organization. When the Bureau becomes involved, Omar shoots Chief Elizabeth Ripley with a poison dart, seemingly killing her. In a scheme to draw the Bureau out, Omar coerces a harmless tribe leader into helping him kidnap 8-year-old Andrew Stern, only to decapitate him once he had no further use for him. Armand Dupont's life is also placed in critical danger when he is exposed to the poison on the murder weapon. Omar finalizes this by attempting to kill Carmen and the player with a poisonous grenade. Charismatic and manipulative, Omar stands as one of the most dangerous of the Bureau's adversaries.
    • In "Plagued By Death", Case #21 of World Event, Ayush Patil is a sociology professor as well as the mastermind behind the outbreak of an epidemic spreading throughout Bangalore. Starting as the assistant of Dr. Shweta Noorani, Ayush steals a strand of the virus that she created, and injects it into his student Sunil Dhudwar. Once spread, victims of the malady develop pus-filled mouth lesions before dying a slow and painful death. By the time the Bureau becomes involved in the epidemic, hundreds of civilians had succumbed to the illness. Lars Douglas—the Lab Chief of the Bureau—also contracts the virus and is in danger of dying as well. When confronted, Ayush takes full credit for having unleashed the virus, stating that once it became worldwide, not only would it solve the problem of overpopulation by killing millions of people, but he would also usher in a new era, ruling over the survivors as a god. Despite being a one-time character, Ayush is without a doubt the most depraved suspect that the Bureau had encountered.
  • Daemon_9: The bloodthirsty demon-god Chiyou Zhou is China's equivalent to Satan. Once the tyrannical ruler of Earth before traveling to the deepest pits of Hell after the death of his bride, Zhou's influence spawned cases of Human Sacrifice and death cults in rural China dedicated to him, possessing the most devout of them. In modern times, Zhou uses the GUI microchips and the Daemon_9 virus to invade the human world via computers, with the son of the company's CEO perpetrating one of the worst mass murders in the history of China by releasing sarin gas inside one of the factories before committing suicide in Zhou's name, killing almost thirty people. Taking an interest in Morgan Shane for her Chinese ancestry, Zhou changes her personality and isolates her from others, culminating with him sending Morgan on a rampage, making her kill her best friend and five other people while she is unable to stop herself. Keeping Morgan away as his personal slave and seeking to establish a new demonic dictatorship in the human world, Zhou declares that he will "gladly destroy her" if he isn't allowed to have her for himself, corrupting her soul even further and torturing the girl.
  • Daikatana: Kage Mishima is an evil CEO and the tyrant of a dystopian future. Discovering the Daikatana with his partner and its ability to time travel, Kage killed his partner and traveled back to 2030 AD, where he claimed the cure for a pandemic and sold it at a high price, leaving many people dead, while also making San Francisco a martial law town where gangs roamed the streets causing havoc. Becoming the iron-fisted ruler of the world, he forces his guards to go through brutal training, creates burgers out of human flesh, and regularly has his prisoners tortured and beaten to death, and uses his time travel abilities to assassinate members of the Ebihara clan. When Hiro Miyamoto refuses to swear his subservience to him, Kage tries to clash both of their Daikatanas together, knowing full well that doing so will destroy the entire universe.
  • Danmachi: Memoria Freese: In the Date A Live crossover campaign Ais Catastrophe, the false Kaguya Yamai, obsessed with Isaac Westcott, willfully merges with his personality. After entering the world of Orario alongside Shido and several of his spirit friends, "Kaguya" feigns being worried about the missing Yuzuru Yamai, while also impersonating Kurumi, to instill discord between Shido's spirit friends and the Loki Familia, leading to the Loki Familia's Bete becoming mistrustful of the spirits and Ais/Aiz Wallenstein attacking Tohka/Touka. This leads to Ais getting turned into an Inverse Spirit by a Sephira Crystal which the false Kaguya had implanted in her in the middle of the fight, all to ensure Ais would carry out the false Kaguya's goal of destroying Orario. When her plan of having Ais destroy Orario fails, the false Kaguya takes back the Sephira Crystal and makes plans to destroy Orario with spacequakes herself.
  • Dante's Inferno: Lucifer was once a great but vain angel of God's before he turned against him out of disgust for humanity and was cast into Hell with his followers as punishment. Seeking revenge by trying to tempt and corrupt humanity into Hell and torment, Lucifer plotted on using the sins of others to make his escape. Lucifer makes a deal with the pure Beatrice to test her beloved Dante's faithfulness in exchange for her soul. When Dante fails, Lucifer drags Beatrice to Hell to turn her into a spiteful succubus bride; when Dante comes to her rescue, Lucifer's attempts to break and hinder him include turning Dante's abusive father into a monster to kill his son. When Dante ultimately rescues Beatrice, Lucifer reveals that her capture was an elaborate ruse to bring Dante to him. It's revealed Lucifer seeks to destroy and recreate both Heaven and Earth in his own image as to take what he believes his rightfully his, and makes his escape attempt in the ensuing fight with Dante.
  • Dark Romance series (by release date):
    • Kingdom of Death:
      • Hades convinces Poseidon that they should kill their brother Zeus and take over the sky. After doing so, Hades plans to destroy the mortal world, knowing full well this will cause the Underworld to be destroyed too. Hades kidnaps his niece Persephone and proceeds to hold her hostage for Zeus so he can kill him when he attempts to rescue her. When her fiancé Elias attempts to rescue her, Hades attempts to kill him, eventually deciding to make Persephone watch as he kills her love right in front of her. It's also revealed that he caused Melentius to be condemned to suffer torture in the Underworld for giving a golden apple to a mortal by posing as a dying old man.
      • The aforementioned Poseidon willingly helps Hades in his scheme to murder their brother on the promise of being allowed to rule the sky along with Hades rather than the sea. Remaining completely apathetic to Hades's plan to destroy the mortal world and subsequently the Underworld, Poseidon does everything he can to stop Elias from rescuing Persephone, even attacking him and a woman named Merope when they attempt to reach the Underworld via ship, possibly killing the latter in this attack. After Hades has been defeated, Poseidon makes one final attempt to stop Persephone and Elias from escaping the Underworld, attacking them as they leave.
    • Curse of Bluebeard: This game's incarnation of Bluebeard, real name Alaister, is far worse than his already monstrous literary counterpart. Having murdered his aunt to get her estate, Bluebeard was cursed by her so that any children of his would become monsters. Bluebeard began forcing women into marriage with him, bribing the crooked prison officials to keep any fiancés they already had locked in the town prison to starve to death. When the women bore him monstrous children, Bluebeard killed them and started using his monstrous but still benevolent sons for experiments, draining them of blood to increase his magic. After their deaths, his aunt and wives were forced to room the castle as ghosts, unable to pass on. Forcing another woman named Rachel into marriage, Bluebeard has her fiancé Richard imprisoned and leaves him to starve to death, while announcing that anyone who does not attend his wedding will be executed. When Richard escapes and tries to help Rachel get away, Bluebeard attempts to kill them both, spitefully trying to cast a spell to make Rachel forget about Richard before killing her so that Richard will die knowing his beloved forgot about him.
    • Hunchback of Notre-Dame: Frollo was born a deformed hunchback and used dark magic to steal the lifeforce of a baby Quasimodo, causing the latter to grow up deformed and ridiculed by society. Frollo proceeded to try and drain the youth of various women he married, killing or imprisoning them when his attempts failed. He rescued Quasimodo from public shaming to trick the latter into becoming his servant, making him rob people and commit crimes for him. Eventually, Frollo sets his sites on the gypsy Esmeralda, planning to use her to gain eternal youth. It's revealed that Frollo ordered Quasimodo to be executed when he learned the truth, and he also tries to execute his new captain when said captain discovers his secrets. When his plan to gain eternal youth is foiled, Frollo simply tries to kill Esmeralda, Quasimodo and his captain out of spite.
    • The Ethereal Gardens: Augustina was the sister of the evil queen Henrietta, and waged war with her sister in an attempt to conquer the kingdoms for herself. Sealed in a mirror by her sister, Augustina was freed after Henrietta was killed by her son, Prince Liam. Instead of being grateful for being freed, Augustina vowed to make her nephew pay for what his mother did to her. Many years later, Augustina froze everyone in the kingdom apart from the daughters of Liam and Celeste, kidnapping the younger sister, Bethany, to brainwash her into helping Augustina freeze and conquer the neighboring kingdoms, eventually planning to freeze the whole world. When the elder sister attempts to rescue Bethany, Augustina has the brainwashed Bethany attempt to kill her sister. When the elder sister manages to free Bethany from Augustina's control, Augustina decides to simply kill her grandnieces and conquer the world herself.
  • Dark Seed II: The Shapeshifter, aka Jack, Mike Dawson's Dark World counterpart, is a follower of the Ancients who participates in their plan to awaken the Behemoth to Kill All Humans. Murdering the members of the Other World cult—including Rita, Doc Larson, and Mayor Fleming—and decapitating them to power the Behemoth with their heads, the Shapeshifter frames Mike Dawson for the murders, before later killing Mike's therapist Dr. Sims and Mike himself.
  • Dark Souls is a dark series, but these villains manage to outdo any other for sheer horror:
    • Dark Souls I & Age of Fire: Seath the Scaleless is an Evil Sorcerer and Mad Scientist who betrayed the Everlasting Dragons and oversaw their extinction due to his own envy. Joining Gwyn, Lord of Sunlight, as a Duke who was hated and feared by almost everyone, Seath plunged into research and cruelty where he had countless innocents kidnapped to conduct torturous experiments on them with his crystals, mutating numerous people into lobotomized crystal zombies where many other died, while kidnapped women are turned into snake-like monsters called Pisacas, all in his pursuit of his selfish immortality.
    • Dark Souls II: Nashandra is the most wicked and ambitious of the Children of the Dark. Seducing King Vendrick of Drangleic, Nashandra sought to claim the Throne of Want from him and manipulated the fall of Drangleic by having Vendrick start a war with the giants that led to their extinction, with some being involved in horrific experiments to make them into golems. Thanks to Nashandra, an undead plague ran rampant in Drangleic, destroying the once mighty kingdom while Nashandra seeks to use the Bearer of the Curse to destroy and kill those who hold the keys to the Throne of Want, all so she may claim the First Flame for herself.
    • Dark Souls III
      • Aldrich, Saint of the Deep and Devourer of Gods, was a cleric who founded the Church of the Deep and took to devouring the flesh of men for power. Turning to devouring the undead, Aldrich grew bloated and mutated into a hideous, slug-like being who continued to devour countless people alive, luxuriating in their screams. Eventually sacrificed to become a Lord of Cinder, Aldrich was revived and housed within the Cathedral of the Deep where he continued to have helpless people fed to him. In his most profane act, Aldrich devoured the god Gwyndolin slowly, keeping him in a state of unending agony. Not even children were safe from Aldrich, and only two, Anri and Horace, ever escaped the Devourer's hunger.
      • Pontiff Sulyvahn, the leader of the Church of the Deep and Aldrich's right-hand man and Psycho Supporter, was driven by jealousy and hatred towards the Gods and joined with Aldrich to exact his vengeance. Desiring power above all others after he discovered the Profaned Flame, Sulyvahn eliminated potential problems by forming the Outrider Knights and gifting them with rings that turned them into feral beasts with their minds twisted and destroyed, leaving nothing but rage. As the Pontiff of the Church of the Deep, Sulyvahn had Anor Londo devastated, with countless people rounded up to be fed to Aldrich, and even imprisoned Gwyndolin in the Cathedral to feed him to Aldrich. Unlike the majority of the series's villains, Sulyvahn is entirely sane and, driven by nothing more than hatred, cruelty, and an insatiable thirst for power, has no regard for who or what he must destroy.
  • The Darkness has the Big Bad of each game:
    • First game: Paulie Franchetti adopted Jackie Estacado so he could mold him into a hitman loyal to the family. The game starts with him sending Jackie on a suicide mission to kill a business rival because Jackie started questioning the way he does business, but Paulie has already killed the business rival and strapped his corpse full of explosives as a birthday present, leaving a tape to mock Jackie before he died. When Jackie survives the blast, Paulie gets revenge by blowing up the orphanage that Jackie grew up in, killing all the orphans and nuns inside and then telling Jackie over the phone it was all his fault. When Jackie starts to ruin Paulie's business dealings, Paulie retaliates by kidnapping Jackie's girlfriend Jenny, bringing her to the orphanage, and then murdering her right in front of Jackie, blaming it all on Jackie for not blindly following orders. Even at the end he shows no remorse for his crimes, telling Jackie that Jenny was a weakness and Jackie shouldn't have cared about her death.
    • The Darkness II: Victor Valente is an Evil Sorcerer and the leader of The Brotherhood, an organization that originally intended out to capture and control the Darkness. The Brotherhood uses organized crime as the front of their operations, and uses a brothel as a base. The game opens with Victor sending a hit squad to attack a restaurant, killing innocent people in the crossfire, as an effort to get Jackie to stop suppressing the Darkness. When Jackie first confronts Victor, he is captured in crucified as Victor tries to extract the Darkness from him. He also sends his men to Jackie's penthouse to kill Jackie's men and kills his Aunt Sarah. Ordering an attack on Sarah's funeral, Victor lures Jackie into a trap, having him sealed in an Iron Maiden. After extracting the Darkness from Jackie, Victor declares that now that he controls it, the world will burn and kneel before its true God.
  • Darksiders: Abaddon, one of the leaders of the Hellguard angels, devised a scheme to lure Hell's forces into a defeat by faking the apocalypse. When the plan goes wrong, Abaddon opts to join Hell rather than face the penalty for his actions. Becoming the monstrous Destroyer, Abaddon leads the horrific genocide of humanity and destruction of earth, butchering and slaughtering countless innocent human beings while allowing his top lieutenants to do the same in their territories. Seeking to enact Hell's will upon the rest of reality, Abaddon even tries to slaughter his old Hellguard comrades, even snuffing out his brief regret at facing his former right-hand Uriel by hurling her aside before he faces the Horseman War, who rightfully denounces him as a coward unable to face up to his own sins.
  • Darkstone: The evil dragon Draak once tried to Take Over the World before being driven away. Returning, Draak incinerates the order of monks of the goddess, brutally sweeping across the land to kill multitudes of people with his forces and monsters, utilizing the evil Darkstone to rise even further. With the Darkstone, Draak plots to drain the lives of everyone in the kingdoms to empower himself and rise to godhood.
  • Dead by Daylight:
    • "The Clown", born Kenneth Chase, since his youth, was disturbingly fascinated by murder. He first murdered animals before moving on to humans. After his father found out about Kenneth's murder of a young man, Chase immediately ran away to avoid the authorities. While running, he encountered a traveling circus group who took him in as part of their community where he changed his name to Jeffrey Hawk. As Jeffrey Hawk, he acted charming and sociable, but it was all a facade for his boredom where he went through multiple vices before going back to murder. He became a Serial Killer who dressed up as a clown to lure out visitors, including children, into isolation before drugging them and then taking them back to his caravan to torture them mentally and physically before killing them and taking one of their fingers as a memento. One day, he got caught after one his victims managed to escape, but Hawk was able to run away again, and roamed the country for more victims. He was then invited by the Entity to his realm, which he gladly accepted to continue his murders.
    • "The Doctor", Herman Carter, was formerly a neuroscientist who became obsessed with the brain and the power he could hold over people by cruelly experimenting on them. Recruited by the CIA, Carter became feared for the constant screams coming from his lab thanks to his torturous research, eventually killing his mentor and being recruited by the monstrous Entity, which was impressed with his cruelty. Become a sadistic hunter for the Eldritch Abomination, Carter savagely sunders the minds of his targets before killing them.
  • The Dead Case: Greg Toberen is a Serial Killer terrorizing the city, believing himself to be creating a harem of women for when he enters the afterlife. He stalks his victims for long periods of time before killing them, and keeping Polaroids in a house. Toberen murdered the fiancé-—the Player Character—of one of his intended victims when he got in the way of his target, and burned his own house down with his wife—who becomes the fiery church ghost—in it when she discovered his secret. At the end, he attempts to kill his previously intended victim.
  • Dead Island series:
    • Dead Island: Charon, aka Kevin, real name Kevin Barrister in the non-canonical Escape Dead Island, is a terrorist hacker for hire out to cause chaos. Imprisoned for working for countless criminal and terrorist organizations, Charon continues to work with an organization hoping to weaponize the outbreak. Operating behind the scenes, Charon has the immune protagonists find Yerema to take the virus and advance it to more aggressive stages. When Dr. West insists on making a cure, Charon kills him and the other scientists by loosing zombies onto them. Charon tricks Colonel Ryder White into helping him by using his infected wife as leverage, convincing White and the others the strain is actually a cure. Framing White as a madman, leading to the immune killing him and his soldiers, Charon implies his intention to use Yerema to spread outbreaks around the world.
    • Dead Island: Riptide: Frank Serpo, a pathological backstabber and manipulator whose only loyalty is to himself, is the frontman of a mysterious organization that seeks to weaponize the zombie virus and control outbreaks for their own ends. During the outbreak on Palani, Serpo usurps government and military control of the situation from Colonel Sam Hardy and shuts down any humanitarian effort by the military. At the beginning of the game, Serpo has the immune experimented on with a mutagen before leaving them when zombies attack their ship. When the immune help the survivors of Palani find refuge and seek help from the military, Serpo only wishes to collect the immune for more experiments. When they insist on him taking the civilians, this leads to a standoff that ends with Hardy being shot. When his helicopter crashes, Serpo leaves his men to die, shooting one of them to distract the zombies. He's also responsible for Harlow Jordan's death, having her caught and experimented on with mutagen, driving her mad, and trying to convince the immune that she's a terrorist and should be killed. Moments before his death, Serpo tries to coerce the immune to come with him, and freely admits to orchestrating the outbreak.
  • Deadly Premonition: Forrest Kaysen, the real Big Bad, manipulated the Raincoat Killer and Thomas into turning evil by exploiting their traumatic pasts, and he's also the one who orchestrated the military experiment 50 years ago that sparked the whole mess. He deliberately spread the rumors about the immortality granting Red Seeds, directly causing mass murders throughout the country, including the ones in Greenvale. And finally, there's his sickening "red tree saplings", which grow inside of young women (and its heavily implied that he "implants" the saplings in them by raping them''), and when they fully sprout, the woman completely withers into a dissected husk. Finally, when his latest target withers right in front of her husband, he laughs maniacally about it, even after the husband commits suicide. And when he realized that their son had seen all this, he attacks the boy, scarring him and trapping him inside a dreamworld for almost his entire life. His motivation for all of his crimes is because he was bored.
  • Dead Rising series: Even in the midst of a zombie outbreak, the following prove that Humans Are the Real Monsters:
    • First game: Lecherous mall cop Jo Slade takes advantage of the chaos caused by the zombie outbreak to kidnap beautiful women and sexually torture them to death. Having already gone through a number of women during the outbreak, she catches Frank West's attention after taking four hostages and will gradually kill them one by one if the player takes too long to confront her. And when Frank shows up to save her hostages he walks in on Jo about to rape one with a nightstick, prompting her to furiously threaten to do the same to him for disrespecting her authority.
    • Road to Fortune prequel comic, Dead Rising 2, Dead Rising 3: Marian Mallon is the Director of Phenotrans and the mastermind behind their conspiracy; in order to necessitate the creation of Zombrex, Mallon has zombie outbreaks start in cities all over the country in order to harvest "Queen" zombies, infecting and killing countless people. Her planned Los Vegas outbreak alone kills 10,000 people, and Mallon has a scientist who tried to leak the truth killed. Mallon also keeps Isabella Keyes as a constant captive, stealing Keyes's research and forcing her to work for Phenotrans. When Frank West and Chuck Greene uncover the conspiracy, they discover Mallon has been committing mass kidnappings for her experiments, and Mallon claims Phenotrans created a cure for the zombie virus which she hoards for her own infection, also stating releasing permanent cure wouldn't be good for business. By the time of the third game, Mallon agrees to seek the permanent cure when her condition starts to deteriorate, starting another outbreak, teaming up with Hemlock in his bid to take over the country. Narrowing the immunity carrier down to Nick Ramos and his friend Diego Martinez, Mallon kills Diego by causing his parasites to explode from inside him, resulting in his gruesome death.
    • Dead Rising 2: Tyrone "TK" King is the host of the controversial reality show "Terror is Reality", wherein contestants slaughter zombies, much to TK's profit and entertainment. Accepting payment from Phenotrans, TK helps them set a zombie outbreak on the city, framing Chuck Greene for his crime. Taking advantage of the chaos, TK robs every casino vault he can find. Eventually bitten by a zombie, TK begs Chuck to save him with Zombrex, immediately swearing to kill Chuck's daughter if he's saved. Taking Chuck's young daughter and friend hostage, TK forces Chuck to get him blackmail material on Phenotrans to gain leverage on them, spitefully trying to murder Chuck, along with his daughter and friend afterwards.
    • Dead Rising 3:
      • General John Hemlock, Secretary of Defense, oversees the martial law over the zombie outbreak in Los Peridos, and is working alongside Marian Mallon, acting President in the absence of Sonya Paddock. In reality, Hemlock had Paddock kidnapped and forcibly infected with the zombie parasite, so that he could take over. Hemlock plans to firebomb the city it in a week if there are no signs of organic life, and he uses his psychotic henchwoman Sgt. Hilde Schmittendorf to kill civilians. His plan is to extract King Zombies from the city and use them to start and control outbreaks all over the Eastern Seaboard to continue imposing martial law and leave him as the de facto dictator. When Mallon disrespects Hemlock, he kills her by throwing her off a building.
      • Albert Contiello is a sadistic surgeon who represents the sin of Greed. During the outbreak, Contiello takes to abducting survivors and begins performing surgery on them without anesthetic to harvest their organs for the black market. When he captures Nick Ramos, Contiello injects him with a hallucinogen that makes him hallucinate everyone around as Contiello, putting other innocent survivors at risk.
  • Debris series:
    • Debris 2: Birdbeak kidnapped four children, including Frank's son, to manipulate him into going alone to the Abandoned Teather. Forcing children into acting for her play, Birdbeak kills one of them in front of the other when he tries to rebel and attempts to force a little girl into killing and dismembering her classmate as part of the act before making her do it anyway. After playing lethal games with the cops, Birdbeak reveals her real motivations: She was Eden, a cop obsessed with the case of the Rockbell Manor who wanted to imitate its horror. Disappointed at seeing that one of its perpetrators wanted to live a normal life and jealous at her getting the attention of her boss and her ex-boyfriend, she kills said ex-boyfriend before playing a last game with Frank and mocking him for having trusted on her in the past, before revealing that she killed his wife and put her corpse in a box.
    • Debris 3: The Devil in I: Nemesis appears initially as another freak at Emily's command, but he reveals himself as something even worse. Initially a doctor that developed an attraction towards her as a little girl, he abused her, hoping to break her will until he discovered that there was another way. Using leaked secret technology, Nemesis turned Emily into his personal toy, controlling her via machines implanted in her body, using the same process with other persons including Emily's father and a patient that was nice to her while also turning them into monsters. When he is confronted, he admits being fully willing to replace Emily with their own daughter and tries to kill Axl in a gas chamber before trying to slice him with a chainsaw and injuring Emily while saying that if she isn't with him, then nobody else should be.
  • Deep Freeze: Phobos is one of Marsha "MAM" M'Flusvska's sons, and a soldier of Hephaistos alongside his brother Deimos. Tasked with gaining control of the Judgement Sphere satellite in order to annihilate humanity and restore the environment, Phobos decides to go against MAM's wishes by using the satellite to make himself the Earth's new ruler. Leading a terrorist attack on the Vice President's son's wedding, Phobos later kills MAM and Deimos before gleefully admitting to manipulating Ney into killing her parents.
  • Def Jam: Fight for NY: Crow, the head of a crime syndicate based in Club Murder in Washington Heights in Manhattan, is a smug coward who threatens to take over D-Mob's clubs in his hunger for control of New York's underbelly; he is also a terrible boss who mocks his own foot soldiers and sends them into suicidal situations. His crimes include ordering three of his men to attack D-Mob's limo in a drive-by; blackmail and hostage-taking, as seen when he kidnaps Hero's girlfriend and mockingly shows a snip of her hair to force the player to work for him, effectively tarnishing Hero's friendships and reputation; and trying to manipulate Hero into killing his last remaining friend Blaze as a final task. When Hero saves Blaze, Crow's henchman Magic reveals that Crow never planned to keep Hero's girlfriend alive and that he ordered Sticky Fingaz to incinerate the building Hero’s girlfriend is kept in. Hero then confronts Crow, where he sees Crow's followers walking out on him. After Hero declares that killing him isn’t worth it, Crow stabs him and forces him into a fight to the death.
  • Deltarune: In a series that puts an emphasis on how no one is truly evil and that pacifism is always an option, the King of the Dark World gleefully defies such a notion. A rotund, monstrous tyrant defined by his genocidal hatred for the Light World's inhabitants, the King protects a dark fountain that the enigmatic Knight created to throw off the balance of light and dark, and is giddy at the prospect of letting it overwhelm and kill all Lightners so he can take their land for himself. When his young son Lancer befriends Lightners Kris and Susie as well as their Lightner-sympathetic friend Ralsei and tries to convince him to spare them, the King furiously strangles the boy and threatens to hurl him to his death if the party doesn't surrender. When they submit, he forces Lancer to watch as he tries to execute his new friends. When the party fights back and has him on the ropes, he feigns remorse for his actions and tricks the kind-hearted Ralsei into healing him, only to stab him in the back by brutalizing and attempting to murder him and his friends, all the while mocking him for his misplaced compassion.
  • Dept. Heaven series: Despite its lighthearted tone and cheerful art style, the following stand out for their sheer vileness:
    • Riviera: The Promised Land: Hector, debuting here, is responsible for much of the evil in the entire series, is the most active member of the Council of the Seven Magi, and by far the vilest. Secretly having caused the current demonic problems of Riviera to have an excuse to deploy his Grim Angels to activate the Retribution—a force that would destroy the entire land in case of crisis—and awaken Seth to fuse with her and become a god. To reach said goal, Hector sends his servant to gather the souls of the peaceful descendants of the demons in a genocide that leaves just a single survivor. When only two more souls are needed for Seth's resurrection, said servant willingly offers herself as a sacrifice alongside with the heroine that is closer to Ein. Sacrificing both, Hector mocks his deceased and totally loyal servant for her origins as an artificial Grim Angel before fusing with Seth and becoming Seth-Rah, aiming to destroy Riviera and rebuild it from the ashes. Shown as the creator of the artificial Grim Angels in painful experiments in side materials, Hector creates them in the thousands while erasing all records of the persons that they were. Utterly selfish, Hector stands out a extremely vile villain in such a lighthearted game.
    • Yggdra Union: Nessiah, formerly known as Aries, is a fallen Grim Angel that was cast down to Asgard and put into a weaker body. Wanting revenge against the gods, Nessiah creates the Tactic Cards and the Grand Centurio, a sword empowered by negative emotions. Giving the sword to the first royal ruler of Fantasinia, Nessiah starts to manipulate conflicts in order to fuel the sword until it becomes strong enough to break the seal of his real body. Seducing an Undine to get the Transmigragem, an item that allows them to reincarnate, Nessiah frames the humans to start a war that leads the Undine to near-extinction. Working for the Bronquian Empire, Nessiah uses an army of resurrected corpses in eternal pain to fight the Royal Army and allows the heroes live in order to fuel the conflict while killing his own soldiers for opposing it. After the island containing his real body emerges from the ocean, Nessiah politely asks the heroine for the Grand Centurio; when she refuses, Nessiah summons another army, including the resurrected corpse of one of her friends, intending to kill her and all the Royal Army.
    • Knights in the Nightmare: In one of the darkest entries of the series, two dark villains stand out:
      • Yelma is a witch hired by Cardinal Capehorn to summon the demon lord Zolgonark. After Prince Nordich plans on killing Capehorn, she accidentally turns him into werewolf when trying to kill him and laughts at his misery, ruining the peace negotiations between humans and Tiamats. She creates a cursed armor and gives him to a Royal General, corrupting him into a cruel and hateful soldier while also dooming him to perpetual pain; forces the King's wife into helping her; giving his corpse to get the powers of the Arbitrator for herself; and turns the chief of the Mehse into a lich. Breaking the last barrier protecting the Tiamat homeland, Yelma dooms the race to their extinction. After the barrier protecting the King's body is break, Yelma takes it and betrays Zolgonark, intending to rule the world in his place, before being killed for him. A sadistic witch, Yelma was willing to betray and kill everyone trying to know the truth regarding of their affiliation, enjoying their misery.
      • The aforementioned Zolgonark is the King of the Underworld intending to Take Over the World. Summoned by the above-mentioned Yelma and Cardinal Capehorn, he also convinced the angel Marietta into doing a contract with him before spitting her into two beings, one heroic and other evil. Zolgonark summons the The Legions of Hell to invade Aventheim, killing everything in their way in multiple massacres, going to the extreme of even causing the extinction of the Tiamat race. After Capehorn didn't deliver information about how the King's Soul was in his way to his castle, Zolgonark kidnaps his granddaughter and transforms her into a monster in perpetual pain as punishment.
  • Desperados 2: Cooper's Revenge: Lester Lloyd Goodman, aka "Angel Face", is a ruthless Railroad Baron building a new track in an area inhabited by a tribe of Native Americans. To vilify them, Goodman has his men attack treks and kill settlers while dressed up as tribe members. When John Cooper's brother, US Marshal Ross Cooper, investigates these attacks, Goodman has him murdered to cover his tracks. Later Goodman takes over the Native camp by force and threatens to have their women and children killed, should they ever try to rise up. After Cooper's group and the tribe join together to defeat him and his men, Goodman proves once more what a truly despicable man he is, when he gleefully tells John that his brother squealed like a pig when he died.
  • Destiny 2
    • Dominus Ghaul is the brutish Cabal leader of the Red Legion. After usurping Emperor Calus in a coup, Ghaul began traveling across the universe conquering dozens of worlds and destroying those that didn't submit to his rule. Once he sets his sights on Earth, Ghaul invades the Last City and deploys a ship that severs the Guardians' connection to the Traveler. While the Red Legion slaughter helpless civilians and Guardians, Ghaul has the Speaker submitted to Cold-Blooded Torture so he can uncover more information about the Light. He also deploys the Almighty, a weapon that causes supernovas and destroys several planets, and targets the sun. When Ghaul's plans fall apart and the Speaker dies, he murders the Consul, his surrogate father and friend, because he berated him for wasting time. Afterwards, he proceeds with his plan to strip the Light from the Traveler. An envious and proud warrior, Ghaul nearly destroyed the Solar System and almost drained the Light from the galaxy because he felt he was entitled to the Traveler's power.
    • Riven of a Thousand Voices is the monstrous Ahamkara behind the events of Forsaken. Having been sealed inside the Dreaming City by Mara Sov, knowing of Riven's deceitful nature, Riven would come into contact with the Taken King Oryx, and broker a deal that allowed him to forcibly turn everyone in the Dreaming City into Taken while Riven would keep her free will upon becoming Taken and gain complete control over the city. Disguising herself as the late Mara Sov, she would corrupt and manipulate Uldren Sov into doing her biding; she would have Uldren kill numerous Fallen to resurrect as the undead Scorn, lead a jailbreak at The Prison of Elders to free the Solar System's most notorious criminals, murder Cayde-6, and kill most of the Awoken, his own people, inhabiting the Reef. When Uldren unknowingly frees Riven, she proceeds to devour him alive before embarking on her intent to wreak havoc throughout the Solar System. When a Guardian raid team was sent to kill Riven at the Dreaming City, she would make sure that when she perishes, the Dreaming City would be kept in an time-loop and remain under Taken influence, forever subjecting those in the city to constant suffering and cementing herself as a sadistic manipulator of the worst kind.
  • Detroit: Become Human:
    • Zlatko Andronikov is a sadist who enjoys killing androids. Posing as a good Samaritan trying to help deviants find sanctuary, Zlatko invites various androids into his house so he can later erase their memories. Once he does, he either dismantles the androids and sells their body parts, or he keeps the androids for himself so he can mutilate their bodies for his personal enjoyment. When Kara and Alice arrive at his home, he attempts to wipe Kara's memories too so he can keep her as his slave, and tries to murder Alice as well. Despite knowing that androids are developing sentience, Zlatko doesn't care, and he willingly treats them all like nothing but toys or spare parts to make money off of.
    • Richard Perkins is an FBI agent who despises androids. After learning about the androids' deviancy and Jericho's uprising against humans, Perkins is appointed to hunt down Markus and to dismantle Jericho. Once Perkins discovers the location of Jericho, he sends several field agents to the location and allows his agents to slaughter dozens of androids, even the ones who surrender or pose no threat to the agents. If Markus and Jericho's primary coordinators survive the attack and Markus leads a peaceful demonstration into Detroit's concentration camps, Perkins will have his agents open fire into the crowd and kill more androids. Perkins later confronts Markus and offers for him to surrender, or else he and the rest of Jericho will perish. If Markus doesn't take his deal, then Perkins will order his agents to resume attacking Jericho; if Markus does take the deal, then Perkins will detain all the androids. Shortly afterwards, he murders North and smugly tells Markus that all of the androids will be destroyed, seconds before murdering Markus too.
  • Deus Ex Universe series:
    • Deus Ex: Bob Page is a former member of the Council of Five—the ruling body of The Illuminati— and a protégé of the leader Morgan Everett. Consumed with a lust for power, Page abandoned the Illuminati to strike out on his own. He invented a nanovirus via robots to kill as many people as possible and shows a willingness to have any failures eliminated. Page would even use nuclear weapons to get his way, in his plan to throw the world into chaos to pave the way for him as a messiah and a world leader. His ultimate goal was to merge with AI Helios and become a God, declaring "Let it spill over into the schools and churches, let the bodies pile up in the streets. In the end, they'll beg us to save them."
    • Deus Ex: Invisible War: The seemingly pious Saman is the primary orchestrator of the game's war, as both the leader of an extremist sect of the Order, and secret Grandmaster of The Knights Templar. Believing Her Holiness has been too lenient of the Luddite believes of the Order, Saman converts an army to followers to his cause, seeking to depose her. Under his orders, the Templars commit a series of attacks to exterminate genetically altered beings; to get to an ApostleCorp lab alone, he has the city of Chicago blasted with a nanite detonator, reducing the city to ashes and killing millions of people. He then corrupts Alex's friend Billie into being his loyal foot soldier, to try to kill JC Denton and eventually having Billie and Alex fight to the death. Despite all this, he still tries to manipulate Alex onto his side and will actively try to kill Alex when Alex resists. Saman's ultimate goal is to spread a nanite plague around the world, at which point he would start a genocidal theocracy under his command.
    • Deus Ex: Human Revolution—The Missing Link DLC: Pieter Burke is the head of the Spec Ops group of Belltower and in charge of developing the Hyron Project. Burke kidnaps Adam Jensen in the beginning and interrogates him through torture. After being freed, Jensen begins to see Burke's long list of crimes. He's been kidnapping random women in the street to be used as test subjects for the Hyron Project which resulted to many deaths, either through the experiments, the operation required to place them inside Hyron, or through Hyron after dying from a year of pain and agony. Once Jensen begins to destroy his plans, Burke forces him a Sadistic Choice between saving his prisoners or the person with the evidence to expose Belltower. Even before this, he was responsible for civilian deaths with his command to kill any witnesses in his covert missions.
  • Devil Came Through Here trilogy:
    • The Cat Lady: While all Parasites are undoubtedly evil, the first and final Parasites stand out even more:
      • Dr. Xavier Zelmann, aka Doctor X, is Susan's psychiatrist. A seemingly good-hearted man who cares for his patients, Xavier is in fact a Soft-Spoken Sadist who uses his job as a way to finding women for him to take down to his basement and kill; one of his victims being his own co-worker Liz, whom he impaled on a wall with a metal rod through her neck. After killing his victims, he uses their bodies to recreate Renaissance art pieces and puts them on display in his own twisted gallery. When Susan finds Xavier after he stabbed her multiple times, he is torturing a woman tied to a chair, and dancing blindfolded so he can better hear her screams, which he associates to a song and "poetry without words". Despite only being the first Parasite, he manages to be one of the worst.
      • Adam, also known by his online pseudonym The Eye of Adam, is the fifth Parasite and the one whose presence is felt throughout almost the entire game. A spiteful, wheelchair-bound young man with grandiose delusions, Adam surfs around internet forums so he can find depressed people and give them ways to commit suicide. Prior to the events of the game, Adam got in contact with Mitzi's boyfriend, Jack, who suffered from depression after discovering his girlfriend's brain cancer, and convinced him into locking himself inside his car and inhale hydrogen sulfide. Having implanted a device which would release poisonous gas in his apartment, he activates it in an attempt to stop Susan and Mitzi, killing his own father in the process, despite everything the latter had done for him. Inside his flammable, gas-filled room, Adam tries to coerce Mitzi into shooting him, knowing this would end with the room exploding. Adam was not only Susan's polar opposite, but he also served as an example of the evils a simple troll can do if given the chance.
    • Lorelai: John, aka the Stepfather, is Lorelai's Wicked Stepfather, and is implied to be the sixth Parasite himself. An Afghanistan veteran who became involved with Lorelai's mother, Miranda, and eventually fathered Lorelai's half-sister, Bethany, John is in fact a sociopathic thug who regularly beats Miranda, wastes all of their money on alcohol, and introduces the kind of man that he is by offering to "help" Lorelai when he thinks that she was masturbating in her room. When John's abuse drives Miranda to hang herself in the bathroom, John is so satisfied that he considers taking a picture of her corpse for the family album to capture the "beautiful moment" and shatters a glass bottle on his friendly neighbor's head, Zack, for breaking his door, before impulsively stabbing Lorelai in the neck with the broken bottle. Deciding to drown Bethany, his own biological baby daughter, in the bathtub to complete the Pater Familicide, John murders two police officers after Lorelai comes back to life and saves her sister, executing Lorelai again with a bullet to the head. Taking the bodies to his old workplace for him to grind them to shreds, John impales Zack with a metal rod and throws Bethany from the top of a mountain down the ocean, killing them both.
  • Devil May Cry series:
    • Devil May Cry 3: Dante's Awakening: Arkham, seemingly working for Dante's brother Vergil, is revealed as a sinister, power-hungry man who sacrificed his own wife to become a devil himself, as his alter ego Jester. Arkham manipulates everyone to lure them into a battle, resulting in Dante, Vergil and Arkham's own daughter Lady—who Arkham has no issues brutalizing or even trying to kill—weakened enough for Arkham to step in and seize the power of Sparda for himself. When he unlocks the power of Sparda, Arkham plans to, as he puts it, "welcome Chaos" all through the world. When Lady confronts him at the game's end, Arkham angrily demands to know what he's done wrong, declaring he wants to be a God, and asking if sacrificing "one miserable human being" to do so was "really so awful".
    • Devil May Cry 4: Sanctus, while appearing to be the benevolent head of the Order of the Sword, is in fact a vicious monster. Sanctus covets the powers of Sparda and Vergil and plans on using their swords to control the power of a giant godlike golem, the Savior. To do this he feeds Nero and Kyrie to it, and had Dante not intervened they would have both been digested alive; he also murders his own loyal servant Credo for daring to defend his sister Kyrie, even mocking Credo for his love while impaling him on Yamato, claiming that the only thing that matters "is absolute power." The demons that have been killing people throughout the game have been released on Sanctus's orders. When Nero fights Sanctus, Sanctus uses Kyrie as a Human Shield. Despite his holy trappings and grandfatherly appearance, Sanctus was an evil monster and one of the worst villains the series had to offer.
  • Devil's Third: While Isaac Kamudo and most of the Sons of Democracy (SOD) are trying to bring about peace through any means necessary, the same can't be said for these two members:
    • Big Mouse is the SOD's head scientist and bio-weapon specialist. Having created the Chimera virus as a way to power up his soldiers, he tested it on his own men, leading them to become zombified freaks, even using his own wife Jane Doe as a guinea pig. Leading an attack on a city, he shoots a wounded citizen and gasses an entire hospital containing children, which causes Ivan to leave the team. Mouse shoots C4 when she tries to protect Ivan, later using her blood as a way to create transgenic medicine for his soldiers. On Kamudo's orders, Mouse leads the SOD into taking over the Panama Canal to destroy worldwide maritime traffic and block off a US Army/trade route. Even as he dies, Mouse is happy knowing that the Panama and Suez Canal will forever be in ruin.
    • Ludmilla Karenina, the self-described "Angel of Death", is a high-ranking Russian member of the SOD, and Isaac Kamudo's second-in-command. Assisting Big Mouse in his attack on a city and gassing of a hospital, she orders her soldiers to shoot Ivan when he defects from the SOD. Casually launching nukes onto Beijing, London, and New Delhi on Kamudo's orders, she later releases a poisonous gas that kills both Ivan's men and her own soldiers in order to fight Ivan herself.
  • Devotion: Mentor Heuh is the leader of the cult of Cigu Guanyin and the one responsible for the death of Du Mei Shin. A con artist who manipulates troubled people into worship, Heuh extorts money from her followers, and once convinced a cancer patient to forego chemotherapy in favor of her faith healing, leading to his death and the son confronting her in fury. When the mentally ill Du Feng Yu seeks her aid, she preys on and exacerbates his insanity, turning him against his wife, Gong Li Fang, by telling him that she is possessed by evil spirits, leading to him subjecting her to Domestic Abuse. Promising to cure his daughter Mei Shin of her sickness with a ritual, she has him painfully cut and bloodlet himself before having him trap Mei Shin in a bathtub filled with snake wine for seven days and dissuading him from saving her, leaving Mei Shin to drown and shattering Feng Yu's mind.
  • Diablo series:
    • Al'Diabalos, better known as Diablo, is known as the Lord of Terror. Before the events of the first game, Diablo fought alongside his brothers, Mephisto and Baal, against Angiris Council in the Eternal Conflict, at times even fighting his own brothers to gain more power for himself. With the discovery of Sanctuary, Diablo sought to corrupt humanity to his will, deliberately engineering his and his brothers' own exile from hell into Sanctuary so they could corrupt humanity. Through this plan failed due to the intervention of the Horadim, Diablo's essence possessed King Leoric of Tristram 200 years after his imprisonment and later took possession of Prince Albrecht once he deemed Albrecht a suitable host. Through defeated by Albrecht's brother, Prince Aiden, Diablo corrupts Prince Aiden into the Dark Wanderer when the latter sought to contain Diablo's soulstone within himself, and procreated Leah with Adria as a means to revive himself should he be slain again. As the Dark Wanderer, Diablo destroyed Tristram with a horde of Demons and sought to free his brothers and unleash them into Sanctuary in order to corrupt the Worldstone and subsequently humanity, manipulating Marius into helping him free Baal. Through defeated and seemingly banished to the black abyss, Diablo reemerged 20 years later due to Adria's manipulations of another group of adventurers to empower the Black Soulstone and restore Diablo into Sanctuary into a form combining the power and essence of all the Great Evils. Ultimately, Adria's manipulations succeeded at restoring Diablo at the cost of Leah's life, and he ascended to the High Heavens to destroy the Angris Council, causing much destruction before his defeat at the hands of the Nephelim. Driven by a desire corrupt all of humanity and spread terror across Sanctuary, Diablo stands out as the vilest of the Prime Evils.
    • Archbishop Lazarus, mainly from the first game, becoming a devoted servant of Diablo in Tristram, seeks to bring out the Dark Lord into the real world. Helping Diablo to possess King Leoric, wiping out Leoric's morality and corrupting him into a tyrant, Lazarus plays the devil in his ear, swaying him into atrocities and even having him start a pointless war that leaves most of his soldiers wiped out by Westmarch. Lazarus then brings the child Prince Albrecht to Diablo to possess, intending on unleashing the Prime Evils to damn and destroy most of Sanctuary, even luring in the well-meaning, would be heroes to the slaughter at the hands of Diablo's monsters beneath Tristram.
    • Diablo III:
      • Maghda is a devout servant of Belial, the Lord of Lies, and the leader of vile demon worshippers known as the Coven. Once a compatriot to Adria, Maghda assumed control of the Coven by poisoning her masters after believing them to be lax in their devotion to the Prime Evils. She devotes the Coven to worship of Belial and appeases her master by torturing and mutilating thousands beneath King Leoric's manor. Tasked to retrieve Tyrael's shattered sword, Maghda forces the local goat men to assault the survivors of New Tristram and leads the slaughter of the village of Wortham to get the pieces. She personally tortures Deckard Cain and Leah to force him to remake the sword, and kidnaps an injured Tyrael to torture him to death as a sacrifice. Ultimately forced to flee east to Caldeum, Maghda provides a distraction for Belial by butchering the city of Alcarnus to lure in the Nephalem. While slain, Maghda's atrocities set the standard for what horrors the Nephalem would encounter throughout their journey.
      • Adria pledged herself to Diablo's service since first meeting Prince Aidan of Tristran after he imprisoned Diablo's soul within himself and became the Dark Wanderer. Starting off by burning alive her own father, she spent the time between the first and third games gathering up the power of the other Lords of Hell so she could use the Black Soulstone to bring about Diablo's rebirth in the body of her own daughter, an act that in the setting would damn Leah's soul to hell. Adria manipulated her daughter and all of her friends with the express purpose of inserting the Black Soulstone in her chest and allowing Diablo to devour her from within, manifesting anew to destroy the High Heavens and humanity as the Prime Evil.
  • Disgaea 2: Cursed Memories: Overlord Zenon is one of the most powerful and feared Overlords in the multiverse. He curses the human world to eventually turn all its citizens into demons and erase their memories. A coward at heart, he flees from battles he cannot win and arranges a tournament where all challengers to his title will fight each other for an audience, just a pretense for him to get his enemies to kill each other. When confronted with Demon Lord Etna, who he was previously fearful of, he laughs at the sight of a "little girl" and thinks he overestimated her. When she kills him, Zenon uses the curse on the human world to resurrect and goes into hiding while he fully recovers. He also massacred the Snow Clan ninja fifteen years ago to ensure they could not resist his control over the humans. His one soft spot is for his daughter Rozalin—except that it's just a twisted revenge on the True Zenon that Rozalin is a reincarnation of; this imposter Zenon stole True Zenon's name and raised his reincarnated form as a daughter for the ironic amusement of his enemy looking up to him and praising him as a father, when actually Zenon cares nothing for Rozalin and has raised her without letting her even see him. Zenon is the very worst that the demons of the Netherworld can produce, a genocidal and cowardly usurper who would condemn an entire human world to become mindless monsters just to increase his own powers.
  • Divinity: Original Sin duology: Braccus Rex is a mighty, Evil Sorcerer known as the Source King. A mad genius, Braccus perfected his curses on live human subjects, harvesting the souls of entire villages and cities to empower himself while subjecting countless innocents, including children, to hideous and agonizing torments for his magic. Those who crossed Braccus were locked in horrific fates, condemned to burn alive forever or feel as if they were dying of thirst but unable to die. Braccus turned his lover into a thrall when she protested his evil and turned his own sister into a lich to abuse her without fear of killing her. Revived in modern times, and taking the identity of Master Vredeman, Braccus continues his evil actions, even allying with the Voidwoken to condemn most of the world to annihilation as long as Braccus himself was able to Ascend and seize divinity, with no care for anyone or anything that was not him.
  • The Division: Larae Barrett is the psychotic and despotic leader of the Rikers, the most vicious faction to have taken over New York. Previously imprisoned for the murder of two cops, Barrett became the leader of the prisoners after seducing an administrator into getting her a barge, after which she murders him when the time comes to escape. Barrett has the Rikers go on a rampage across New York, slaughtering any and all law enforcement they can find, with Barrett declaring they will rule New York as anarchistic kings, at one point converting a jail into their own personal torture dungeon. Barrett has one of her lackies carved to death during a rally because he made too many complaints, and sets a rival gang leader on fire. When confronted, Barrett and the Rikers are hosting a "party", where captive officers are being tortured and murdered.
  • Do You Copy: The Gracewind Goatman is a malevolent and sadistic entity that enjoys tormenting its victims, mostly with its voice-mimicking abilities. For decades, the Goatman was responsible for a series of murders and disappearances that where often dismissed as bear attacks, despite garnering an urban legend. In a notable instance, the Goatman framed a local farmer Michael Leeds for its killings, tormenting the sole survivor and continuing its killing spree after Leeds's trial. In the game proper, the Goatman stalks a lost hiker through the woods and contacts the watchman using the hiker's voice, and amuses itself by scaring them both, specifically mocking and taunting the watchman about trying to save the hiker. Depending on the player's actions, the Goatman can end up killing the hiker, or the watchman, or both; if the watchman successfully outwits the Goatman and saves the hiker, an exasperated Goatman demands to know where the watchman is hiding before giving up its hunt in frustration.
  • DonPachi series: Colonel Schwarlitz Longhena/Longhener, debuting in DoDonPachi, organized the Elemental Dolls' attack on mankind and humanity's near extinction. Thinking humans to be irreparably flawed, Longhena founds the DonPachi, to be conditioned via slaughtering their own comrades, to fight the "invaders". In truth, these invaders are a human fleet trying to stop Longhena's insanity. Gleefully revealing the truth, Longhena attempts to simply wipe out humanity.
  • Doom franchise:
    • Doom 3: Dr. Malcolm Betruger, upon allying with the forces of Hell, allows demons to invade Mars while deliberately keeping the portal open, resulting in the most of UAC personnel on Mars getting either slaughtered or possessed. When the Marine, having survived the initial chaos, starts clearing his way out of the complex, Betruger attempts to trick him into sending out a distress signal to Earth, hoping that demons will massacre the rescue teams and then use their ships to get to Earth, where they will proceed to either butcher or dominate the human race. After the signal is sent, he transforms Sergeant Thomas Kelly into a monster and sics him upon the Marine when the latter obtains the Soul Cube, the artifact that can seal the hell hole and stop the apocalypse. After being thwarted, Betruger resurfaces in Resurrection of Evil as a powerful demon known as Maledict and ruthlessly pursues the new Player Character in order to achieve his diabolical goals.
    • Doom RPG: Kronos was a UAC scientist who was experimenting with teleportation to Hell and merging flesh and steel. After he went too far with his research, UAC authorities promptly closed his project and sealed the portal to Hell. After becoming a demon, Kronos maintains his human mind and comes back to Mars under the guise of Dr. Guerard. He then proceeds to brainwash the base supervisors with the help of Mr. Nadira to open the portal again. After demons invade the base, he orders Dr. Jensen to be fired and locked up for standing in his way. When Guerard's treachery is discovered, he has Nadira killed by a demon and later overloads the portal, unleashing an even bigger horde of monsters and his past masterpiece, the Cyberdemon, before trying to kill the Marine himself.
    • Doom II RPG: Virtual Icon of Sin, or VIOS, is an AI of demonic origins that leads Hell's invasion on one of the Earth's moons. When the Player Character arrives to clean up the station, VIOS constantly attempts to intimidate him/her into feeding him a database of several UAC terminals; said database is implied to consist of human souls. Upon invading an Earth base, VIOS assimilates a UAC computer designated SAL and continues his attempts to manipulate the player, even torturing him/her with his telekinesis at one point. When confronted, VIOS tries to kill the player for good, even if the latter had been choosing to feed human souls to VIOS during the gameplay. VIOS clearly revels in the carnage he causes and displays a particular sadism in doing so.
    • DOOM (2016): Dr. Olivia Pierce turns to worship of Hell on Mars after the demons promise her godhood. Converting many of her colleagues to the worship of demons with the promises that the demons will assist in mankind's development, Olivia begins worshipping her masters with Human Sacrifice before unleashing the demons on the Martian facility, resulting in the deaths or possession of everyone there. Intending to make sure the demons live up to their end of the bargain, Olivia attempts to open the portal to Hell and offer all of humanity as a sacrifice to the demons. Revealing her only care is to her own power and impending deification, Olivia coldly leaves a message for her followers, revealing they will suffer forever and ever while she ascends to ultimate power alone.
    • Doom Eternal:
  • Dragalia Lost: The Doctor, the Arc Villain of the "Scars of the Syndicate" event, is a major figure of The Syndicate, a group dealing with shady fusion experiments. He and his group have raided many hamlets just to further their goals and to gather test subjects. He had a peculiar fixation to the term "evil"; he even describes it as sacrificing moral standing to further advance civilization. Failures such as the event character Aldred, from a botched fusion with the dragon Barbatos, are seen as rubbish to the Doctor. When Prince Euden gets involved, the Doctor tells him about a being of calamity, Aspidochelone, and proposes to have the Prince fuse with it. Euden declines and seeks to take it down, which meant taking out one of the Doctor's manticores with Aldred's help to access the lair; unfortunately for Aldred, said manticore was his sister. The Doctor later lures Euden and his group to a nearby village into a trap that creates a powerful barrier, just so he can make the proposal again. Once Aldred saves the group, the Doctor decides that if the Prince won't fuse with Aspidochelone, he'll just fuse himself with the fiend and take them on. He meets his end at the hands of Euden and Aldred, but not without telling them that his death will only further the Syndicate's goals.
  • Dragon Age franchise:
    • Origins:
      • The greedy Arl Rendon Howe kills the family and servants of the Human Noble Player Character to take control of their lands, all out of jealousy over the public love the family received. Joining Teyrn Loghain Mac Tir, Howe manipulates and carries out Loghain's most atrocious plans. Conducting a purge of Denerim's elven alienage, Howe has countless elves—including an orphanage full of children—-put to death. Responsible for torturing enemies of Loghain, Howe loves this task so much he has his quarters moved next to his Torture Cellar. Fearing the influences Loghain's daughter may have over him, the power-hungry Howe tries to persuade Loghain to kill her and tries murdering her himself when this fails.
      • Bann Vaughan Kendells, the son of Arl Urien Kendells of Denerim, is a Serial Rapist and murderer of elven women who justifies his crimes by saying that elves aren't real people. When he appears in the City Elf Origin, Vaughan abducts the entire female half of a wedding party, including the protagonist if female, to be raped by him and his men. By the time the protagonist fights back, one woman has already been killed, and by the time the protagonist reaches Vaughan, their cousin, Shianni, has been raped by Vaughan and his friends. Unwilling to release his hostages, Vaughan instead tries to bribe the protagonist into letting him keep the women for the night and threaten to have his father burn the Denerim alienage to the ground. Such cruelty from Vaughan isn't an isolated incident, as the DLC prequel Leliana's Song features an overheard conversation where Vaughan is preparing to rape/torture one of his maids over a floor stain, and Valendrian tells of an elven dockworker's daughter who was kidnapped by Vaughan and found dead floating in the water a few days later.
      • Awakening Expansion Pack: The Baroness of the Blackmarsh was a Vain Sorceress who murdered her subjects’ children to use their blood in rituals to keep herself young. When her subjects rebelled and burned her home down, the Baroness responded by killing her subjects and imprisoning their spirits in the Fade. Denied their eternal rest, the people of the Blackmarsh have their souls feasted on by the Baroness, now a Pride Demon, and are tormented by the demons prowling the spirit world. Should any person "die" they will only be revived back in the Fade for more misery. When confronted with her crimes, the Baroness brushes them off, saying that her subjects’ lives belong to her and are hers to do with as she pleases.
      • Leliana's Song prequel DLC: Harwen Raleigh is the commander of The Hard Line troops who fought in the first Ferelden-Orlais war and lost his lands during that war. After King Maric refused to give him new lands to rule over because of his numerous war crimes, Raleigh was forced to serve Arl Urien. Arresting many people for minor crimes or offenses, Raleigh loved to torture them for days, letting his men rape the women and then selling off his prisoners to whoever pays the most. Later on, conspiring with Marjolaine to get his hands on secret Orlesian military documents, Raleigh planned to use them to convince Ferelden leadership to attack Orlais, which would restart the massive war between nations and allow Raleigh to reclaim his lands.
    • Dragon Age II: Ser Otto Alrik is a high-ranking Templar who is infamous for his habit of illegally conducting the Rite of Tranquility on unwilling mages. Forever cut off from the spirit world, known as the Fade, Tranquil mages have undergone the spiritual equivalent of a lobotomy and are left as Empty Shells for the rest of their lives. Not content with the way things currently are, Alrik’s dream is to initiate the Tranquil Solution, a plan where every mage is forcibly made Tranquil, regardless of age or ability. When this plan was turned down by Knight-Commander Meredith for being too extreme, Alrik began taking steps to carry out his plan in secret, turning mages Tranquil such as he did with Anders’s first love, Karl. Also, in the mission Dissent, while pursuing a female apostate named Ella, Alrik heavily implies that he’ll use the Rite of Tranquility to turn her into his willing Sex Slave, with the added implication that he frequently does this. This is proven in an overheard conversation between a newly made Tranquil mage and her former lover. In response to her lover trying to break through to her, the Tranquil mage emotionlessly responds, "I am Ser Alrik’s now."
    • Inquisition: The Elder One, aka Corypheus, is an ambitious being that will stop at nothing in his quest to become a god. One of the seven Magisters of Tevinter who invaded the Golden City in a bid to usurp The Maker, Corypheus was corrupted into one of the original Darkspawn as a result and is inadvertently responsible for the Blights that constantly threaten to destroy Thedas. Having failed and been punished for his attempt to serve a god once, he has decided to become a god himself by physically entering the spirit world known as the Fade and conquering the Black City. In his mad bid for power, the Elder One tries to murder Divine Justina; causes a Breach into the Fade to tear open in the sky which kills thousands and releases murderous demons into the world; tries to brainwash the mages to serve as his army; corrupts the Templars into insane monsters by feeding them Red Lyrium which is made from people he's captured; and attempts to massacre the Templars at Therinfal Redoubt who haven't converted to the Red, attacks Haven and attempts to kill everyone within, and tricks the Grey Wardens into doing Blood Magic and Human Sacrifice to summon a demon army for him to use to conquer the world. In the end, after his plans are thwarted one time too many, Corypheus reopens the Breach to lure the Inquisitor to him, willing to destroy the world out of spite in the process.
  • Dragon Force (Sega): The wicked god Madruk came to Legendra to destroy it. Sealed off after killing countless innocents and even sinking the entire continent of Izumo to wipe out its populace, Madruk is eventually released and resumes attempting to annihilate the world. Assembling his forces, Madruk ravages the countryside to destroy all he encounters. Upon being encountered by the Dragon Force heroes, Madruk reveals he intends to destroy the Gods themselves along with their world, dedicated only to his own domination and love of slaughter.
  • Dragon: Marked for Death: Duchis Medius is the ancient king of Medius Empire and the man closest to Celestial God Primatus. Desiring immortality for himself, he orders his Divine Knights, led by his "pet knight", Vasith, to commit genocide against the Dragonblood clan and kidnap their Oracle Maiden, Amica, which resulted in the surviving members of the Dragonblood clan seeking vengeance against him. Medius fed Amica's soul with feelings of despair and hatred in order to sacrifice her to the Celestial Being Primatus so that he could transcend to become a god. It was also revealed that he is responsible for the unrest in Maralyus Kingdom as the king manipulated the Dragonblood clan that lived in there via his envoy to cause a rebellion, which resulted in the Dragonblood clan facing their imminent destruction.
  • Dragon Quest series:
    • Dragon Quest V: Bishop Ladja becomes utterly vile in the DS remake. In his first scene, he brutally beats the hero and Harry—who are six years old at the time—to within an inch of their lives, laughing sadistically all the while. Then, when the hero's father, Pankraz, arrives to save the day, he threatens to murder the hero if Pankraz tries to fight back against his enforcers. After the enforcers are done beating him, Ladja coldly finishes off the dying Pankraz with a giant fireball, then carts the hero and Harry off to a brutal slave labor camp for over ten years. He kills off one person ahead of him, King Korol, for the power. Finally, he makes sure to wait until the main character reunites with his mother after over 18 years apart to kill said mother, just for maximum emotional impact.
    • Dragon Quest VI: The Archfiend, Lord Mortamor, unlike the other villains, doesn't simply want to conquer or destroy the world; he wants to completely and utterly destroy the very concept of hope. To this end, he effectively turns his own world, which he rules, into a giant concentration camp where his subjects are routinely abused, manipulated, tortured, and slaughtered like animals. Those few who manage to resist his soul-crushing ways are instead shipped off to a special prison where they are starved, tortured, and ultimately executed hundreds at a time. One sample act to show how he goes about destroying the spirits of people is manipulating a town to kill each other over a treasure chest he planted in an elderly woman's house. Possibly the worst part is that Mortamor wasn't satisfied even after the slaughter. No, instead, he rewinds time to right before the massacre and starts the whole thing over again. The people of Greedmore, until the party's intervention, have been unknowingly trapped in an endless cycle of deceit, death, and rebirth, all because Mortamor loves watching his subjects suffer.
    • Dragon Quest VII:
      • The Demon King Orgodemir is the franchise's version of Satan. Upon gaining power, Orgodemir entered a war with the Almighty and sent monsters to wipe out all life on the various islands of the world, succeeding in sealing away all but one of them. One of these islands, Buccanham, entered into an alliance with the Sea Dragon pirates in order to fight Orgodemir; in retaliation, he personally froze the pirates and their ship alive and cursed Buccanham so that any newborn baby would turn into a mindless monster on their first full moon, usually attacking their own parents before leaving. Upon losing to the Almighty's Thanatos Gambit, Orgodemir tricks the heroes into reviving his spirit, disguised as the Almighty. He then starts his conquest anew by sealing away the islands that pose a threat and flooding the entire world with monsters before being defeated for good.
      • Cardinal Sin is the leader of Orgodemir's forces at Alltrades Abbey and proves to be the most depraved of his many commanders. Having slain or imprisoned everyone working at the Abbey, Sin and his forces steal the skills of those who come wanting to change classes and drops them into a prison aptly described as a living hell. In Pilgrim's Perdition, Sin's victims are tempted by his minions to win their freedom by wielding the Soulstealer, a blade constructed from part of the wielder's soul, and stealing five souls. The victims' bodies are taken to Precipice Pass, where the survivors of the Abbey's fall are kept, and turned into the wardens; anyone who breaks the rules there are slaughtered. Those who successfully steal five souls, as well as those who escape the Pass, go to Allblades Arena and are forced to fight each other to the death for their freedom. The winners are escorted to Sin, who reveals there was never any chance at freedom and kills them on the spot.
    • Dragon Quest VIII: Rhapthorne, while the characters aren't initially aware of it, is present from the beginning to the end, actively causing all the calamities in the game. His most heinous acts include turning the residents of the castle Trodian into immobile plant people; killing the kind old woman in cold blood, after forcing her to come out by holding her son hostage; and ordering the murder of an unborn child of the Godbird Empryea. He also did most of his work by performing Grand Theft Me, which trapped the victims of that into mental torture.
    • Dragon Quest IX: King Godwyn is the ruler of the Gittish empire who murdered his father and imprisoned his soul to take control, out of simple impatience. Leading the Gittish empire on a brutal expansionist war to kill countless people, Godwyn also imprisoned Celestrians in the prison known as The Oubliette, where they would have their powers drained after torture, including Corvus, who was tortured into a shell of himself. Upon his revival, Godwyn attempts to revive the dark dragon Barbarus to devastate the world until he reigns over what's left.
    • Dragon Quest XI: The Gloomnivore is a monster and predator that enjoys eating despair. To this end, it targets victims and imprisons them in their worst memories, forcing them to relive the anguish over and over again as it savors the meal. Encountered when it targets the ghost of King Irwin, the Gloomnivore forces him to relive his murder countless times to hurt him worse as a delicious meal, before intending to attack the heroes and put them through the same.
  • Dragon's Dogma: Great Leader Elysion is the fanatical leader of Salvation, a cult dedicated to the worship of the titular Dragon, Grigori. Tearing out his own eye as a young man to prove his dedication, Elysion masterminds the attacks caused by the Salvation-branded monsters and gleefully sacrifices innocents and his own followers to die in Grigori's name, resurrecting them as undead horrors at his own whim. Elysion is a coward and a snake unwilling to combat the Arisen himself, and pledges himself purely to appeasing Grigori and causing "death and chaos" to all things.
  • DUSK: Nyarlathotep, the Crawling Chaos, is secretly the benefactor and the mastermind behind the cult operating in Dusk. His insane influence pervading throughout the entire town, Nyarlathotep possesses and corrupts its populace into his servants while turning Dusk into a hotbed of sacrifice, mad experiments and depraved rituals. Nyarlathotep gives his servants "spark" to take blood and bone from others to power a horrible machine known as the Thresher, having countless ground into an ocean of blood to empower a portal to the Nameless City. Even when "Dusk Dude" defeats him and kills Jakob, his cult leader, Nyarlathotep merely opts to make the protagonist his eternal servant in turn as a twisted testament to his "worth".
  • Dying Light: These villains represent the worst that Kyle Crane and the survivors of the zombie-filled city of Harran have to face:
    • Rais, previously Colonel Kadeir Suleiman, reformed himself into a brutal warlord and began taking over Harran, torturing and killing anyone who stood in his way. Rais maims and kills his own soldiers for even small infractions, and withholds Antizin and other medical supplies from fellow survivors to increase the body count and his own power. Killing many members of the resistance group against him, many of whom are Crane's friends which Rais mocks him about, Rais ultimately betrays his own partners and army, slaughtering many of them before allying with the corrupt organization the GRE to enable his own escape from Harran to spread his evil worldwide. Though he once had a brother he loved, Rais acknowledges that his old self and all his care for anyone but himself is gone, showcased by his willingness to give the GRE methods to create a new zombie plague to kill countless people, and embraces his philosophy that chaos and suffering is the natural order, and only the strong can stand above it and torment the weak.
    • Salim, from the side quest "Where's My Mother?", is a sexually depraved kidnapper who stalks women and children throughout the city of Harran. Luring the young mother Aida and her daughter Yasmina to his house, Salim captures Aida and attempts the same on Yasmina, chaining up Aida in his basement. When Kyle Crane arrives searching for Aida, Salim sics an army of zombies onto Crane before trying to kill the man himself, noting his plans to track down Yasmina and her young brother and feed them to zombies. Crane defeats Salim and finds an abused Aida in a room that is horrifyingly stained with blood and filled with tally marks that a prisoner makes, revealing that Salim has had other women and children in his basement to use as his "puppets" for his own pleasure.
    • "The Fan Zone killer" appears in the side quest "Fan Zone". Broadcasting from the Old Town Radio Station, the killer claims that there are women and children at the station who need food and water, but when Kyle Crane hears this and goes to investigate, he finds the broadcaster, ever since the zombie outbreak first started, used the station to lure people in and kill them himself. The killer brags to Crane he has killed so many people he lost count of how many, even saying he killed women and children, and bodies strewn about the station represent only a small amount of his victims. When Crane faces off with him, the killer plans to torture Crane and savor his screams. It is implied that this is how most of his victims died and that the only reasons for his monstrous crimes are for pure enjoyment.
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  • Ecco the Dolphin: Defender of the Future: The two unnamed Exalted Ones lack the redeeming qualities of the leader, Mutaclone, and are merely vile supremacists. Using their power over their oppressive group, the Clan, the Exalted Ones order numerous atrocities, such as using whales as living generators; cutting off the food supply of a village they cast out before sending sharks to attack them; and torturing a member of the dolphin resistance. Unrelentingly cruel, the Exalted Ones show nothing but pride in their action, one even saying they believe compassion to be a weakness.
  • Eiyuu Senki: The World Conquest: Nyarlathotep's acts include resetting the entire world on a whim countless times, pulling the Zipang army into a deranged game, randomly turning Chihaya's allies against him and threatening to kill them one by one if he doesn't play along. She also shows she's capable rewriting entire personalities on a whim, reviving fallen heroes and forcing them to fight while killing them herself if they show a sign of regaining free will, and even taking control of just their bodies while leaving their minds intact. Finally, she reveals all along that she had no intention of losing honorably and erases all of the heroes except Chihaya to prove her point. Her only motive is her own entertainment.
  • Elevator Ritual: Professor Kumozoru is a humble doctor who turns out to be behind all the bad things, after he found out one of his patients having a strange stain on her shirt. Tricking the desperate hotel owner, Mrs. Rozelyn, by saying that his research won’t hurt anyone and giving her a sum of money, Kumozoru then targets the hotel guests and staff by spreading his own formula with an air conditioner, turning them into a mindless monsters that wreck havoc in the hotel. When Mrs. Rozelyn found out about what Kumozoru had done and begs him to turn them back into humans, Kumozoru flat out refuses to change them back, claiming that it was a step forward for human evolution.
  • Epic Battle Fantasy series: The Devourer is a being from another dimension, the creator of the universe, and the Big Bad of the fifth game. Hating the idea of free will, it sent Cosmic Monoliths onto the Earth to act as its "defense system" that would allow it to kill the heroes and summon itself if they were destroyed. The Devourer was also responsible for the deaths of many in Redpine due to the Monoliths turning wildlife aggressive. In the final battle, the Devourer reveals that it created Akron—-who attempted to end all life—and Godcat—who tried to eradicate humanity—as earlier attempts to dispose of the party, before deleting the Earth because the Devourer viewed it as ruined.
  • Eternal Darkness: The Roman Centurion Pious Augustus serves one of three evil Ancients in exchange for power and immortality. Over the course of two millennia, Pious causes numerous tragedies for humanity: destabilizing the Holy Roman Empire by killing its emperor; building a monument to his Ancient out of the bodies of countless slaves he has captured; and engineering a conflict in World War I within a hospital to feed many injured soldiers to his bloodthirsty demon servant. Using a time of planetary alignment, Pious tries to bring his Ancient master into reality, putting the whole world at risk of destruction to maintain his power.
  • Eternal Sonata: Count Waltz is the 16-year-old ruler of Forte City who is responsible for all of the suffering throughout the game. Aspiring to dominate the world, Waltz oversees the manufacturing of a mutagenic substance he dubs mineral powder. Marketing it as a miraculous cure all for illnesses, Waltz aims to create Super Soldiers to wage war with Baroque; extensive use of the drug drives its user to madness after which their soul is trapped in a perpetual purgatory unable to move on. Concluding that beings known as the "glowing agogos" should increase the potency of the concoction, he tasks his henchmen with acquiring the creatures. Waltz becomes displeased upon realizing that his spy—Claves— had fallen in love with the leader of Andantino—a rebel group out to overthrow him—and he sends Rondo to kill her, a fact that he mocks Jazz with later on. Learning that the agogos only glowed in Polka's presence, Waltz slaps her to the ground, and turns his dragons onto the group despite him saying that he'd spare them. Always a sore loser, he forces his advisor, Legato, to drink the unfinished mineral powder, transforming him into a horrid monster called the Ruined Body. Refusing to accept defeat, Waltz orders Legato to destroy everything, saying if he couldn't rule the world, it may as well shouldn't exist. Power-hungry and alarmingly casual in his atrocities, Waltz saw experimenting on his own subjects as a necessary step towards total domination.
  • Eternal Twilight:
    • Supreme Azael, no longer caring for his fellow Magi, seeks to purge all humans and "weak" Magi in order to create a world for evil Blood Magi. Having spent centuries killing any potential successor to his position as Black Magic Supreme, Azael has his Council of Blood commit crimes all over the world in order to provoke the empire into enacting genocide on all Magi, all to kill off his current successor and any Magi who could oppose him. After identifying Minerva as his successor, Azael has her friend Miranda brainwashed to steal the dangerous COSMOS relic and threatens to torture Miranda if the heroes don't deliver Minerva to him. When the heroes confront Azael, he sadistically kills Miranda in front of them, traumatizing Minerva and causing her to lose control of her powers. After being cornered, Azael tricks the party into entering his soul, intending for his soul to collapse on the party the moment they kill him.
    • Empress Verona, although an Unwitting Pawn to Azael, exploits anti-Magi sentiment for her own cruel ambitions. She begins by stoking racism among her fanatically loyal army, convincing them that all Magi are dangerous Blood Magic users who need to be exterminated for humanity's safety. Ignoring the distinction between normal Magi and the Council of Blood, Verona has her army kill countless innocent Magi, occupy and oppress several human settlements, and raze any town caught coexisting with Magi. When a soldier shows mercy to a Magi, Verona makes an example of his disobedience by forcing his daughter to watch his execution. Despite claiming to protect humanity from evil magic, Verona secretly sacrifices the strongest Magi to implant their powers into her own forces, revealing that her real goal is to monopolize magic for military power.
  • EverQuest & EverQuest II:
    • Innoruuk is the god of hate and one of four evil gods the players can follow. His first significant act is to kidnap the Elven king and queen from Takish'Hiz and subject them to 300 years of torture, until they eventually turn into evil Dark Elves, who Innoruuk uses to create the Dark Elf race, all because he was left out of the pact to create life on Norrath that the other gods made. As a god, he requires his followers to sacrifice people to fill his "Cauldron of Souls". He is also implied to be behind the haunting of the Estate of Unrest—a dwarf murdered everyone in the Estate, causing both him and his victims to become tormented undead. While Innoruuk has a daughter. Lanys T'vyl, the goddess of malice and envy, at one point in the second game he has her killed for failing him. At one point in The Planes of Power expansion, the Tribunal—gods of justice—even point out that so many of the trials they preside over happen due to Innoruuk inspiring people to commit atrocities out of hate.
    • Omens of War Expansion Pack: Overlord Mata Muram is the leader of the legion of vicious dragon race known as Muramites. A notorious slave trader, he intends to subjugate the best warriors from other races into becoming his own personal army. To that end, he used a planar creation known as Riftseekers in order to conquer and ravage as many realms as possible, one of them being the realm of Kuua, which becomes the land of bloodshed due to Mata Muram's machinations with several of the best warriors who were either brainwashed or blackmailed by Mata Muram. Despite rewarding his fiercest captains with treasures of war, he has no hesitation to replace them when they fall in the battle and it was also revealed that he used the lowest rank of the Muramites as a slave labor for Harbringer's Spire tower.
  • Evil Dead: Regeneration: Dr. Vladimir Reinhard is Ash's former psychiatrist and the man behind the invasion of Deadites. A selfish, egotistical man who developed a fascination for the Necronomicon Ex-Mortis, Reinhard tested the book's properties on an ADHD patient named Sam, torturing him for two years. Reinhard started his plan of reshaping the world by unleashing the Deadites in his own asylum, before opening additional portals to kill even more people. Becoming increasingly more sadistic with the book's powers, Reinhard changed his intentions of reshaping Earth to wiping out all of humanity, wishing to use Ash's lawyer, Sally, as a Human Sacrifice to complete his work.
  • EvilQuest: Galvis is an evil knight who ravaged the land, killing thousands, before building up an army to attack Camelia, where he was captured after his troops abandoned him for his cruelty towards them. Escaping 10 years later by baiting a young man whose parents he murdered—then letting him supposedly bleed out just for fun—shanks his cellmate of ten years after getting information out of him, then resumes his wicked path of destruction. During his quest, Galvis kills hundreds in his quest to destroy the Seals binding the Chaos Axe; he doesn't shy away from general dickishness either, in one case refusing to kill a frostbitten man just to let him suffer. Galvis, upon obtaining the Axe, strikes down God himself, then unleashes a demonic horde who assist him as he rips the world to shreds. After destroying humanity, he plans to do the same to all of existence.
  • The Evil Within 2: Stefano Valentini was a war photographer who became obsessed with capturing the moment of death in his art after photographing a person dying in an explosion. He became a Serial Killer who would mutilate fashion models and use their bodies as his canvas. After successfully tricking MOBIUS's psyche exams into passing him as sane, he was connected to the virtual STEM town of Union. There he continued his murders until Theodore Wallace contacted him with an offer to give him power in exchange for Stefano kidnapping Lily, who was the CORE of the town. After Lily was removed as the CORE, Union became a nightmare hellscape, and Stefano decided that he wanted to keep her for himself and use her power to help him create his art forever. When Sebastian is sent into Union, he finds that Stefano had been murdering MOBIUS operatives who were sent in before him and freezing them in time at the moment of death. Stefano repeatedly tries to kill Sebastian Castellanos, leading to a confrontation at a theater where Stefano detonates explosive collars on dozens of Union citizens, musing to himself that he doesn't know how he'll top this latest piece of art. A psychopath to the end, Stefano sees even his own death as just another masterpiece.
  • E.V.O: The Theory of Evolution: Lucifer, the Big Bad of the PC-98 game, is far more evil than the villains of the SNES successor. Having tricked numerous civilizations in the solar system into destroying themselves, most recently on the moon, Lucifer now intends to do the same on Earth. She starts at the beginning of life by driving numerous fish insane and destroying the peaceful nature of a small fish village. Later, her attempts to Kill 'Em All become more direct, culminating in singlehandedly causing the extinction of the dinosaurs before gloating to Gaia, the embodiment of the Earth, that she killed everyone. In the last main chapter, after learning that there's still life around, she provokes a war between two colonies of Lunarian survivors by making one of them, Atlantis, obsessed with destroying everything, starting with the rival colony of Mu. This results in the destruction of both colonies. After her defeat and the establishment of human civilization, she gathers power for one last attempt to kill everyone in modern times, resulting in the destruction of the Moon and, consequently, the death of Gaia's sister, before Lucifer is finally killed for good.
  • Exmortis trilogy: Lord Vlaew is a cruel, power-hungry demon lord whose existence predates man and beast. Usurping his brother Azrael and sealing him away in a hellish prison to be tortured for eternity, Vlaew ruled with an iron fist over the lesser entities before being overthrown himself, and ultimately claiming his title of leader of a legion of banished entities he called the Exmortis. Billions of years later, he has Xavier Rehayem's daughter possessed when he translates the rite required to open the gates to the Crimson Realm, leading her father to kill her. When a hunter stumbles across Rehayem's house a century later, he torments him to madness until he submits and becomes the Hand of Repose, ordering the murder of five Soul Bearers to grant the Exmortis passage to Earth, brutally slaughtering most of the human race in the process. Once his legion becomes disposable to him, he manipulates Mr. Hannay—killing him when the job is done—into slaying the Hand of Repose so that he can claim dominion over the Earth Realm himself as a playground of suffering.
  • Fable series:
    • Fable I: Jack of Blades arrived in Albion millennia ago to lay waste to humanity for refusing to bow to him and his cohorts. Surviving the destruction of his physical body by placing his soul in a mask and possessing whomever wears it, Jack goes on to spread turmoil over the years. Attacking the village of Oakvale, Jack personally murders the young Hero of Oakvale's father, gouges out the eyes of his sister and imprisons his mother to torture her for decades. Continuing to cause destruction throughout the Hero's life, Jack eventually attacks all of Albion with his forces so he can activate the powerful Sword of Aeons by sacrificing a member of the Hero's bloodline, Jack kills the Hero's mother to claim the blade before facing him. Planning to bathe the entire world in blood, Jack returns in The Lost Chapters, attempting to corrupt the Hero into murdering his own allies before trying to possess him with his mask.
    • Fable II: Once a young man from Oakvale, Reaver mistakenly destroyed his village by making a pact with demons for immortality. Initially horrified by what he had done, Reaver's avarice led him to continue his bargain with the demons, routinely sacrificing unwitting people to them in return for maintaining his own eternal youth. A petty hedonist, Reaver also shoots multiple artists dead for not depicting him according to his wishes. In Fable III, Reaver becomes a greedy industrialist, using children for labor and forcing his workers into unsafe conditions, killing those who protest against him. When the Hero of Brightwall becomes the ruler of Albion, Reaver acts as an evil advisor to them, suggesting they destroy forests and schools to make room for facilities for his own business ventures.
    • Fable III: The monstrous Crawler is an agent of the Corrupter that seeks to destroy both Aurora and Albion. First seen using its powers to mentally force the Hero of Brightwall's mentor Walter into submission, the Crawler forces him to relive his most painful memories, slowly driving him mad before attempting the same on the Hero. Revealed to have led an attack on Aurora, the Crawler is responsible for a massacre within the nation and intends to do the same to Albion. Launching its assault, the Crawler possesses Walter and forces him to fight the Hero while it's minions attack the country, potentially killing millions.
  • Fahrenheit (aka Indigo Prohecy): The AI is the malevolent representative of the Purple Clan that wants the Indigo Child to gain unlimited power, plunge the world into an endless winter and exterminate humanity. Manipulating Lucas Kane by killing his ally Agatha and taking her form, the AI guides and protects Lucas, even reviving him as a living corpse when he is killed by the Oracle. Once Lucas is no longer useful, the AI attempts to destroy him even if the player gives the Indigo Child over. Arrogant and cruel, the AI has the most devastating and apocalyptic plan in the game.
  • Fairy Fencer F:
    • Zenke is one of the members of Dorfa's Heavenly Czars and the most brutal of the group. A bloodthirsty psychopath, Zenke took Solaru Village after being ordered to take the Fury there, where he arranges a horrific system for the inhabitants. Every day, Zenke would pair up the villagers in an Involuntary Battle to the Death, usually having loved ones face off against each other. If they don't comply, Zenke would kill both of them on the spot. Even Zenke's men weren't safe, as he would kill any one of them if they ever displeased him. By the time Fang and his party come to the village to liberate it from Zenke and get the fury, he has accumulated piles of corpses, including women and children. Zenke takes Tiara hostage and orders Fang to fight in a gauntlet otherwise he'll kill her. When Fang beats the gauntlet, and Tiara was rescued secretly, Zenke in his rage decides to fight the group himself, only to be driven off. In the second timelines, Zenke still does the same, but adds more to his crimes. Losing against Fang again in the Goddess, Zenke kills off his own fairy partner, and tries to kill Fang after he offered him redemption. In the Evil Goddess route, Zenke starts off meek and sympathetic, but quickly reverts to his former self, becoming even more psychotic. No matter what timeline Fang and Eryn enters, Zenke still remains the irredeemable killer that he truly is.
    • Bernard, in the original version, is a cold and deceptive man with dark plans to summon an evil entity, the Vile God. One of the Four Heavenly Czars of Dorfa, Bernard leads the group's many hostile takeovers of different territories, terrorizing innocents in order to gather all the Furies around the land to gain absolute power. However, Bernard has other ideas, using the company to collect the Furies for him and then take them and summon the Vile God to gain its power since, as a descendant of the Vile God, he can inherit it. To achieve this, he manipulates Dorfa in furthering his goal and driving Sherman into madness so he can usurp Dorfa from President Haganata in another timeline. With Sherman's help, Bernard manage to summon the Vile God to the world. No longer needing Sherman, Bernard tried to sacrifice him to fully attain his power, only for it to backfire horribly when Sherman double-crossed him first.
  • Fallen London (formerly known as Echo Bazaar): While the Masters of the Bazaar are well known for their antipathy towards the people of London and for being amoral by human standards, most cannot truly be called evil. The same, though, cannot be said for Mr Veils, more commonly known to the citizens of London as the monstrous Vake. Presiding over the trade in cloth as his primary duty, Mr Veils spends his free time hunting victims for sport as the Vake. His modus operandi is to spike a drink known as Black Wings Absinthe with his blood and haunt the nightmares of his victims before hunting them down in the waking world. Particularly unlucky victims will consume a version spiked with prisoner's honey, thereby transporting them physically into the nightmare. In a pitch-black abyss, the Vake taunts and torment his victims before tearing them to pieces. Ultimately, his greatest evil was masterminding the betrayal of fellow Master Mr Candles. Mr Candles, who loved the Second City, was stabbed repeatedly by the other Masters and fed to Priest-Kings of what would soon become the Third City. Mr Veils delivered the final blow when he drowned Mr Candles in the tears of the Bazaar and dissolved him in purest sorrow, causing his vengeful disembodied spirit to become Mr Eaten. Down in the Neath where law itself breaks down, Mr Veils proves there will always be monsters in the deep darkness where the Earth hides its greatest shames.
  • Far Cry series:
    • Far Cry 3: Hoyt Volker runs the largest Human Trafficking ring in the South Pacific. Raising himself up from the rank of privateer, Hoyt made his authority clear to the other pirates by executing his former boss in front of the man's family. Using drugs to corrupt Vaas Montenegro into his addled, sadistic right-hand man, Hoyt lets Vaas loose on his prisoners, letting him abuse and kill them as he sees fit. Introduced forcing a group of civilians to run across a minefield, Hoyt later burns one of his own men alive and tells his other privateers to kill any native islander they come across. Hoyt also forces Jason Brody to torture his own younger brother to prove his loyalty. When Hoyt discovers Jason means to betray him, he kills Jason's friend and begins cutting off Jason's fingers, determined to draw out his suffering before finally killing him.
    • Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon: Colonel Ike Sloan was once the leader of cybernetically-enhanced soldiers, and the ideal hero, but upon learning that America and the Communists are making a peace agreement, he goes rogue with his soldiers. Enhancing himself with the blood of the Blood Dragons, Sloan considered himself the strongest and best suited to be leader. He plots to use the blood to enhance nukes which he'll launch all over the worlds, resulting in a new apocalypse and then he'll build a world where the strong rule over the weak, with him as supreme leader. When he first encounters two of his former soldiers, Sergeant Rex "Power" Colt and Lieutenant T.T. "Spider" Brown, he kills Spider and later praises Rex for killing some of his men, as he sees it as culling the ranks of his weaker soldiers.
    • Far Cry 4: Yuma Lau is Pagan Min's second-in-command, but plans to usurp him, and stands out as the only one in Pagan Min's Royal Army with no moral restraints. Running the Durgesh Prison, Yuma has all her prisoners exposed to the prison's brutal conditions and climate, while also subjugating them to constant Mind Rape via hallucinogens, destroying their minds and leaving them suicidal, causing many to throw themselves off the prison's cliffs. She would also have her men poison the Golden Path's water and food sources and bring people to her prison against their will. Encountering Ajay Ghale, she drugs him with her mind raping hallucinogens and takes advantage of him sexually, before attempting to kill him, while promising to mix his mother's ashes in pig slop out of spite.
    • Far Cry 5: The Cook is the villain of the sidequest "A Dish Served Cold", and the most despicable member of Eden's Gate. An utter madman who specializes in starving innocents he is given charge over before crucifying and burning them alive, the Cook has served Eden's Gate for years, killing countless people—often against his superiors' orders. The Cook earned his moniker due to an event where he kidnapped a family of four, starved and tortured them for days, flayed and mutilated the parents before force-feeding the parts to the children, then burned the parents alive while laughing at the children's screams of horror. His only motivations being sadism and a sick desire to use his victims' screams as "hymns" as he ascends to Heaven, the Cook makes the most of his limited screentime to be a repulsive psychopath, even in the ranks of Eden's Gate.
  • Fatal Seduction (2011 Xbox Live game): The demon Asmodeus—secretly Dr. Brian Winters—seeks to have his master The Devil born so that he may walk the Earth once more. To achieve his plan, Asmodeus murders the mother of young Emily Ritter by running her over with a truck, so that one of his demons, disguised as beautiful women, can seduce her grieving father, who has "special blood", by bearing a son who will become the Devil. Wanting Emily out of the picture when she was revived, Asmodeus sends hordes of demons to murder her. When Emily is committed to a psyche ward for her killings, he takes revenge for her fouling his plans by approaching her as Doctor Winters. He makes her relive all he trauma he put her through in the past, including her mother's murder, which he confesses to as "nothing personal", before attempting to use a poisoned syringe on her.
  • Fate/Grand Order: The Beast-III R incarnation of Kiara Sessyoin was once an innocent nun and therapist staffed in Seraphix, but after Zepar inhabited her body and whetted her darker personality, she let herself become much worse. Assimilating the Demon God Pillar and throwing it away after torturous servitude, Beast-III R took over Seraphix using her dark charm and charisma, culminating in using its Planetarium to torture 128, near-dead young Masters over and over into summoning Servants that repeatedly killed one another in a recreation of the Moon Holy Grail War. Obtaining enough power to become Beast III-R, the Demonic Bodhisattva, Beast-III R plunged the digitized Seraphix into the Marianna Trench in hopes of reaching the Earth's core, fusing with it, and turning the planet into a horrid perversion of nirvana. Enslaved by her own ego and thirst for pleasure, Beast-III R is nothing more than a self-absorbed, narcissistic hedonist who viewed all of humanity as mere tools to satisfy herself.
  • Fear Effect franchise:
    • Fear Effect: Yim Lau Wong is the Chinese King of Hell. Not wanting to judge every person who comes into his domain, Yin made a deal with Triad leader Mr. Lam to give him a daughter, Wee Ming Lam, in exchange for infinite wealth, with Yin planning to use Wee to kickstart the apocalypse. He grants her the ability to turn people into demons should her blood get on anyone, which she ends up doing to an entire village and a brothel. Posing as Jin, Hana's informant, he tricks Hana and company into delivering Wee to him, turning Lam into a demon when he fails to kill Glas.
    • Fear Effect 2: Retro Helix:
      • Mist is Rain's sister who was revealed to hire a mercenary known as Jacob "Deke" DeCourt in order to retrieve a canister filled with a virus known as EINDS. It's revealed that she intends to use said virus to decimate the good portion of the Earth's population in order to rule the world as a god. In addition, she also toys with the minds of three mercenaries by disguising herself as Rain, and has no issues backstabbing them when she reveals her true nature, such as pressing a button of a bridge which resulted in one of the mercenaries falling into the abyss. In addition, it's also revealed that she tries to prevent the reunion between her twin sister in order to merge herself with her mother to gain more power. In the bad ending where Hanna accidentally shoots the real Rain, Mist laughs at her suffering and, after merging herself with her mother, kills all of the heroes except Deke, who escaped from her clutches.
      • The Foreman— better known as the Planner— is a hideous Aqueduct worker who slaughters some of his co-workers by using a machine known as the Fixers. When Hana and Rain try to infiltrate the Wing Chung Tower in order to steal a package, the Planner knocks the latter unconscious when he's found out and straps her to a device that rapes her. After Hana tries to rescue Rain from the Planner's clutches, it was revealed that he planted some bombs in the Aqueducts in order to decimate the downtown district of Hong Kong. Seemingly defeated, the Planner then tries to kill Rain and Hana by activating a bomb in his torture device before he dies.
    • Fear Effect Sedna: Sedna herself is the Inuit goddess of the sea. An incomplete being, Sedna plans to kidnap Glas in order to learn how to regenerate her fingers so that she can become whole again and join the ranks of the other gods, where she will recreate the world alongside them. Disguising herself as Iluak, she kidnaps numerous people to either convert them into monsters or flay them to use their skinless corpses and skeletons to create a portal to her world. Viewing her own daughter Atiqtalik as her attack dog, she disowns her once she shows kindness to Glas. Once Rain is killed by Atiqtalik, Sedna haunts Hana with Rain's reanimated corpse for fun.
  • The First Templar: The Inquisitor Isaiah is one of the two leaders of the Inquisition, along with Father Lorenzo. First he kidnaps Maria and accuses her of witchcraft. In his actual first appearance, he and Father Lorenzo decide to slaughter all the prisoners. When Celian frees Maria and the prisoners, his friend Roland stays behind to fight Isaiah. It is later revealed that Isaiah tortured Roland into insanity. Later, along with King Philip IV of France, Isaiah, as the leader of the Inquisition begins massively killing and imprisoning Knights Templar. In his final appearance, Isaiah and his inquisitors arrived at one village and accused them of heresy. They hang the mayor who tried to reason with them and plan to do the same thing to all the villagers. Celian was right when he responded to villager's words "Cruelty, executions, and accusations of heresy—sounds like him."
  • Fist of the North Star: Lost Paradise: Targa is the second-in-command of the Army of Ruin. Using his position to slaughter the innocent, even killing helpless hostages, Targa tricks several high-ranking memebrs of Eden into helping him get revenge, only to betray and attempt to murder them. Eluding Kenshiro to reach Sphere City, Targa intends to set off the nukes therein to raze the world in purifying hellfire to reign over the rest like a god and to keep Yuria to forcibly bear him a child to preserve his legacy.
  • Five Nights at Freddy's franchise: William Afton is the man responsible for all the horror in the series. A Serial Killer, he murdered eleven children and trapped their souls within the animatronics, turning them into bloodthirsty, revenge-seeking monstrosities. In Sister Location, he is revealed to be the CEO of Afton Robotics, a position he used to create animatronics to abduct and murder children. Sending his own son, Michael to his painful death, the boy returns from the dead to suffer as a revenge-driven spirit. He also planned to corrupt his daughter into becoming a killer herself and, after his own death, returns as Springtrap, eager to keep killing.
  • For Honor: Apollyon is a brutal female warrior who commands the Blackstone Legion. Obsessed with war and firmly believing that Might Makes Right, Apollyon welcomes only the strongest and most ruthless into the Blackstone, with those who fight back against her spared—though she later proves to not care about her soldiers—while the rest are slaughtered as she sneers at them for being "sheep." Manipulating the various factions into conflict, Apollyon leads attacks on the Viking warriors before confiscating or destroying their supplies so they fall among themselves, allowing only the strongest to survive. When the Vikings attack the samurai Dawn Empire, Apollyon sacks the capital city, murdering the Emperor and releases the Daimyos to hunt each other down to see who will emerge. When defeated by the Emperor's champion, the Orochi, Apollyon gloats that her true plan has been to precipitate an endless war between the Vikings, knights and samurai, watching as they fall among each other due to her manipulations. Obsessed with proving everyone is as bloodthirsty as her, Apollyon only finds joy in endless slaughter, wanting nothing more than a land consumed by the flames of war forever.
  • Forest of Drizzling Rain: The first Ogami-san, though seen as the hero of old who protected the village, is in fact behind the Kotori Obake's horrific past. To satisfy his lust under the guise of punishing criminals who defied the laws of the village, the first Ogami-san created a system where their wives and children would be sold into sexual slavery, imprisoning them in a dungeon to hide their suffering from the villagers. After falling in lust with an unnamed village woman, he falsely accused her of manipulating men to commit crimes so he could slaughter her husband and son, then imprison her in the dungeon, as "punishment" for her non-existent crimes. He and his men raped and impregnated her, mocking her all the while, then killed the fetus to make her suffer even more, ultimately leading to her snapping and becoming the Kotori Obake who would eventually murder them all in revenge. Despite portraying himself as a hero working for the goodness of the village, the first Ogami-san is rightfully described by one of his descendants as being nothing but a hateful tyrant.
  • Forever Home:
    • Barclyss is the rogue Tren General who is revealed to be behind all the tragedies that Xero and his companions has to endure. Starting as a normal street urchin with intellectual potential, Barclyss lost any respect towards human life after studying biology books. After he joins the Judgment Faction, he first decimates the peaceful town of Ellea. When Corporal Slash of the Blaze Soldiers is captured by the Judgment Faction and refuses to be subjugated by Barclyss, he then spares the Corporal so that he can hear all the screams of his men being butchered in the arena. When Xero tries to challenge Barclyss in order to save the Tren Captain Farrell, Barclyss beheads the captain out of spite. It was also revealed that he turned the people that he slayed into his slaves for Judgment Faction. In addition, he was also responsible for the loss of his childhood friend's eye. When the heroes tries to form a pact with another country, Heyama, Barclyss takes a mobile "Aquadome" fortress to Heyama's shores and has it fire on a building complex. After Barclyss confronts the heroes, he then launches a spell towards the duo and throws warning shots out of petty amusement. After Barclyss's army is defeated, he uses a weapon that could decimate most of the planet's surface by causing a nuclear winter. Although claiming to be a victim of his nihilistic grief and saying that survival is merely an option, Barclyss really does all of his atrocities in order to slake his sadistic and nihilistic pleasures.
    • General Kail is the chief subordinate of the aforementioned Barclyss, and is just as omnicidal as his master. As a high-ranking member of Tren's Judgment Faction, Kail joins Barclyss in shelling innocent villages, murders prospective faction recruits, and summons a sea monster to sink a civilian ship, all to slake his bloodlust and to give the faction more undead slaves. During the attack on Heyama, Kail personally oversees the destruction of the country's largest housing complex, only expressing regret that the Aquadome's cannon doesn't allow him to savor his victims' deaths up close. Using his alchemy and scientific knowledge, Kail acts as the chief engineer of the orbital fortress Affliction, which he and Barclyss commandeer to bombard the planet with the explosive Cosmite mineral. Once his boss is defeated, Kail takes charge of Affliction by himself, launches the largest Cosmite shard, and tries to ram the fortress into the surface in order to finish off the planet's few remaining lifeforms. Cruel and self-centered, Kail seeks to betray Barclyss and rule an utterly silent world as its Sole Survivor.
  • Forum Warz: PurifyingSelector88, episode 3's Big Bad, is a former Geronimo employee who desires to kill anyone who he considers "undesirable" in order to "purify humanity". He first makes himself known by trying to kill the protagonists and his allies with a sound file containing a literal Brown Note, and it is subsequently revealed that he has done this with others. During the investigation, a tech support worker is killed by the file as a warning to back off. PS88 then tricks the player into pwning the DinkDonkDoink board and deletes the files tracing back to him. He reveals that he has upgraded the brown note to a "Death Note" that makes the sound come from the computer itself, thus not being able to be shut off, and has many test subjects get that far. After testing it on Doctor O, he plans to upload it to an Allen Thicke webcast that would be watched by hundreds of millions. Despite Forumwarz being generally comedic, PS88 manages to be a shockingly dark villain.
  • Fran Bow
    • Dr. Oswald Harrison is a cruel, violent brain doctor who founded his own Bedlam House for mentally ill children, which he takes from scenes of violent crimes, so that he may have a constant supply of test subjects and unwilling volunteers for his experiments. He is especially fascinated by twin siblings, and once, just to see what would happen, sewed teenage twins Clara and Mia Buhalmet together, killing them. He then proceeded to throw their now-conjoined bodies in a well to hide the evidence, leading to the two becoming vengeful and tormented spirits. He later acquires twin sisters Lucia and Grace Dagenhart, the latter of which he brainwashes into becoming his accomplice. When Oswald decides he wants to perform experiments on Lucia's daughter Fran Bow Dagenhart, he recruits the demonic Remor to possess Fran to ritualistically kill her own parents and then take her to his asylum as a prisoner. Fran escapes, and Oswald sends Remor after her and fires her doctor Marcel Deerne for learning of his plans. When Remor catches Fran and Deerne, Oswald straps Deerne to an electric chair to kill him and shoots Fran to near-death, planning to dissect her brain and use it while she is "still warm".
    • Remor, the Terrible Black, is a sadomasochist and tormentor of all things good. He leads the Kamalas, feeding on pain and suffering of humans and waging wars on places that know no evil. After being hired by the aforementioned Dr. Oswald Harrison to capture and contain ten-year-old Fran Bow Dagenhart, Remor goes beyond the call of duty by possessing her to murder her own parents and mentally and physically torment her. When she manages to escape him, he relentlessly pursues her with several attempts on her life, even trying to convince her to kill herself just to delight himself on her pain.
  • Freedom Force: In a game that celebrates the goofy legacy of Silver Age comics, Time Master comes across as one of the most sinister villains in the franchise. In the first game, he tests the Freedom Force by having dinosaurs appear in the middle of Patriot City and gives technology to Mr. Mechanical to aid in his quest to destroy several parts of the city. Time Master in the end reveals himself, revealing that the point of these tests was to discover who was the most powerful member of Freedom Force. Deciding Man Bot is the most powerful, Time Master kidnaps him and plans to overload his powers near the Celestial Clock, which would destroy the universe and make Time Master immortal.
  • Freedom Planet: Lord Arktivus Brevon is a violent planet subjugator. On Avalice, Brevon seeks an artifact known as the Kingdom Stone, beheading the King of Shuigang in front of his son and brainwashing the child into becoming his puppet. Engineering a conflict between the planet's three kingdoms, Brevon hopes to take the stone in the midst of the conflict. Capturing Lilac for interfering with his plans, Brevon mercilessly tortures her; and when the heroes confront him, he sacrifices his men to stop their advance and painfully transforms his loyal general into a monstrous fighter, also using the innocent Millia as a hostage and then transforming her into a monster as well to fight for him.
  • Front Mission: Driscoll, real name Mikhail Ilyich Rezanov, from the first game, is a USN captain, who in reality is working for the Republic of Zaftra, in the hopes of making it the most powerful government on Earth. Forcing Koichi Sakata, the President of Sakata Industries, to work for him under threats of death, Driscoll has the company develop and produce the most powerful wanzers called "B-Type" and "S-Type Devices" by kidnapping the most experienced soldiers from both USN and OCU armies and removing their brains to use as computers. When an OCU reconnaissance unit, led by Royd Clive, was sent to investigate a USN munitions factory in the Larcus District, which in reality was a B-Device research facility, Driscoll destroyed it, to hide any trace of inhumane experiments, which started a bloody war between USN and OCU. Capturing Royd Clive's fiancée Karen during this incident, Driscoll removed her brain and used it for his own Mecha "Raven", taunting Royd about this when they fought several years later.
  • F-Zero GX: Deathborn is the recent champion of the Underworld F-Zero Grand Prix who is also a wanted criminal due to being responsible for the Great Accident, and banishes the people who knew about said incident into the void of space. Introduced by strangling Black Shadow and threatening to eliminate him if he doesn't win the race, Deathborn then returns to executes Black Shadow with an Agony Beam when the latter loses the race. It was revealed that he intends to retrieve the Grand Prix belt in order to wipe out all life in the galaxy.

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