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  • Quest for Glory series: Ad Avis, the Big Bad of the second game, is a cruel, misogynistic wizard who takes over the city of Raseir, where he turns it into a hellhole where slavery is permitted and women are forced into harems and treated as dogs while Ad Avis slowly drains all the magical life force in the city. Seemingly defeated, Ad Avis returns in the fourth game, where he is turned into a vampire by his mentor Katrina and intends to summon a monstrous Eldritch Abomination to plunge the world into eternal night and chaos. Betraying Katrina, Ad Avis also intends to torture The Hero to death while trying to bring about the apocalypse to satisfy his own ego.
  • Radiata Stories: Cross Ward is a deplorable man, and in the first scene the players meet him he is instantly recognizable as a racist Jerkass. But Cross's depravity really comes to light when he leads his knight brigade to slaughter the dwarves of Earth Valley over a perceived insult (which was really more of a very caustically delivered piece of advice) from the dwarf leader. He continues acting horrible in each of the game's story branches; in the one where Jack stays with humanity and becomes a hero, Cross becomes a bitter glory hound doing everything he can to establish himself as a great knight, using the war as an excuse to build his own reputation. In the path where Jack abandons humanity and sides with the nonhumans, Cross becomes humanity's trump card instead of Jack. He uses his new influence to commit as many atrocities against the nonhumans as his position will allow, and also kidnaps Jack's sister and tortures her.
  • Rage 2: General Martin Cross is the bloodthirsty leader of the Authority. An Ark survivor who wanted to restore order to the wasteland, Cross would kidnap various people to have them genetically mutated to serve as his mutant soldiers. Defeated and forced to hide underground for 30+ years, Cross announces his plan to wipe out the weak so that only the strong will populate the Wasteland. Invading Vineland and murdering every Ranger there—including Walker's Aunt Erwina—Cross has the citizens captured to be used as test subjects for his cloning project, which would be used by Cross as a way to extend his mortality. Planning to expand his control over the Wasteland, he supplies Klegg Clayton with Goons for him to assassinate Loosum Hagar so that he may become mayor and be controlled by Cross, murdering him after losing patience. Later encountered by Walker for a final battle, Cross infects Walker with the nanotrite virus in an attempt to take Walker with him to the afterlife.
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  • Ratchet & Clank franchise:
    • Original game: Ultimate Supreme Executive Chairman Drek, the Big Bad, may at first come off as a humorous villain who is trying to find a home for his people by extreme means, but by the end of the game, there is no mistaking him for anything but an unrepentant maniac. To begin with, he is the one who over-polluted his own home planet and got his kind, the Blarg, into this situation, and proudly boasts about it and how he did it on purpose. His real motive behind tearing apart planets—populated planets—to build his new world, and eventually trying to blow up planets with bombs and superlasers, is the mother of all money-laundering real estate scams; he's been paid for every square inch of the new Blarg homeworld, and makes it clear once the people settle in, he'll repeat the whole polluting and planet looting cycle all over again. In addition, he almost blew up Ratchet's home planet with a superlaser so he could move his new world into its perfect orbit, and it's implied he also chose Veldin just to spite Ratchet for getting in his way.
    • Deadlocked: Gleeman Vox, the Big Bad, is the greedy owner of a media empire who kidnaps superheroes and forces them to fight each other to the death in DreadZone. He keeps them safely imprisoned with Deadlock collars that shock them or explode if they try to escape, demonstrating the collars on sentient robots. He also isn't above putting the entire planet of Stygia in danger by sabotaging the force fields that protect it from meteor storms, or attempting to murder everyone aboard his space station—including thousands of innocent audience memberss, some of which are children—all for the simple purpose of improving his ratings.
    • All 4 One: The Loki Master is the true mastermind of the Collectors. Hailing from a destroyed planet, the Loki Master arrived on planet Magnus and possessed the body of Mr. Dinkles, the eventual pet of Dr Croid. Betraying Croid, the Master took his colleague Nevo as a hostage, threatening his life to have him work for the Master. Stealing dangerous creatures from throughout the galaxy, the Loki Master dumped them on Magnus, altering various habitats to suit them better, devastating the ecosystem while also having its Collectors terrorize the inhabitants of the planet to keep them in line for over a hundred years. Its master plan is to use Croid's technology to force its own and its fellow Loki's beings into more dangerous creatures with the goal of leaving Magnus and ripping the universe apart until there is only dust left.
    • 2016 remake: Dr. Nefarious is a much darker character than in the original series. Starting off as Drek's engineer, Nefarious built the Deplanetizer that allowed Drek to destroy planets and use their land masses to build his new world. After the pair destroy Novalis and five other planets, Nefarious betrays Drek and takes over his operation, intending to destroy Umbris, a volatile planet which could set off a chain reaction and destroy the entire solar system. When he hears that Ratchet and Clank are thwarting the attempt to destroy Umbris, Nefarious goes to stop them himself and ensure Umbris's destruction, despite knowing he'd die too.
  • Red Dead Redemption series:
    • Red Dead Redemption:
      • Colonel Agustin Allende is the cruel and corrupt governor of Nuevo Paraiso. Though Allende comes from peasant stock himself, once in power he becomes an oppressive dictator who brutalizes the common people he rules over, keeping them poor, starving and without hope. One of Allende's darker pleasures is frequently having women abducted and sent to his villa so that he can rape them. After John Marston arrives in Mexico while trying to hunt down two members of his old gang, Allende promises to help him in return for his services. Allende uses Marston as a tool in his war against the rebels opposing his rule, regularly sending a reluctant Marston out to kill them, including one instance where Marston has to burn down their village of Tesoro Azul. Unfortunately for John, Allende had not only never planned on upholding his end of the bargain, he had actually been harboring the outlaws John was hunting, and tries to have John executed once he's outlived his usefulness.
      • Randall Forrester, appearing in the "American Appetites" sidequest, is a deranged man who lives in the wilderness by himself and who serves as the culprit behind a string of serial murders and disappearances in the game. A cannibal who justifies himself with "a man's gotta eat!" Forrester will kidnap and eat anyone: men, women or children, and shows no remorse for any of his crimes. When John Marston catches him with an escaping victim, Forrester enlists the ignorant Marston's help in subduing the man, clearly relishing the victim's terror.
    • Red Dead Redemption II:
      • Micah Bell, the ultimate villain of the game, is a deranged but clever member of the Van der Linde gang and an informant for the Pinkerton Detective Agency. At first appearing to be nothing more than a cruel thug, he shows a glimpse of his true colors when arrested for murder in Strawberry; after being broken out, Micah forgoes a clean getaway to go on a killing spree, culminating in the murder of an old friend and the man's wife, all to get his favorite gun back, leaving half the town dead. Micah takes advantage of Dutch's eroding sanity to commit more immoral and destructive acts, and sells the gang out to the Pinkertons, nearly killing everyone in the gang, including the non-combatants. When exposed, Micah kills Miss Grimshaw and, depending on the player's actions, may personally murder Arthur Morgan as well. In epilogue, Micah is running a gang of his own, and wanted for murdering an entire family. When confronted by John Marston, Micah threatens to go after John's family too. A bloodthirsty maniac who only cares about winning and living, Micah is every negative stereotype of the savagery of the Van der Linde gang given life.
      • Colonel Henry Favours, chapter 6's Arc Villain, is an elderly colonel facing retirement at the end of a long and completely undistinguished career. Seeking to erase his deserved reputation for cowardice and incompetence, Favours realizes a way to win glory. Stationed as the liaison to the Wapiti Lakota tribe, Favours begins to attempt to antagonize the tribe by having them assaulted, sending their children to reform schools, burning down their sacred shrines and taking their horses so they cannot hunt, dooming them to starvation. Favours even withholds vital vaccines and medicine to kill their children and infirm, hoping to provoke them into a war so he can gain the "glory" of wiping them out and taking their oil-rich lands. Favours even provokes an attack at supposed peace talks and frames the good-hearted Colonel Monroe for treason to execute him, willing to stop at nothing to murder an innocent tribe of natives simply to enjoy his undeserved glory.
  • Red Faction series:
    • Red Faction (the first game): Axel Caypek is the head of scientific research at the Ultor Corporation. To him, the lives of countless innocents were less important than his scientific curiosity. His experiments created mutants resulting from the animals and humans he tested on, unleashing a plague on Mars mines, killing and crippling innocent people, and awakening an alien race that he let kill his fellow scientists. When confronted by Parker, Caypek reveals there is a cure for the plague but refuses to reveal it for no reason other than spite; his last words being "I hope you all die!". A vicious egomaniac, Caypek dismisses the deaths of countless innocent people as nothing more than a stepping stone to progress.
    • Red Faction: Guerrilla: Admiral Lucious Kobel outstrips any of his fellow Earth Defense Force in cruelty, having previously used his warship, the Hydra, to annihilate Central Asian rebels. When EDF loses faith in its current commander, General Bertram Roth, Kobel is sent, as a last resort, to suppress the Red Faction rebellion for good. Despite given orders to avoid any unnecessary damage, civilian casualties were unimportant to Kobel, and he set out with a plan of his own: to start fresh and exterminate all life on Mars. Using the Hydra to start a bombardment on Mars, Kobel cared not for the civilians, declaring them expendable, and indicates he arranged the entire situation to take control from Roth in the first place.
    • Red Faction: Armageddon: Adam Hale, who also appears in the film, was originally the second-in-command to Stroller of the White Faction and a lover to Lyra Mason, before becoming a cult leader placing himself as a messiah figure. An initial supporter of the White Faction's plot to start a war between the Red Faction and Marauders, overseeing the massacre of civilians. When Lyra realizes the truth of her past and leaves for her family, Hale's immediate reaction is to take control of the White Faction and order the destruction of the Teraformer, knowing it would render Mars virtually uninhabitable and not caring that Lyra could be a casualty; holding one of his men at gunpoint for hesitating the attack; and only stopped when Alec Mason sacrifices himself to destroy the dreadnought. By the time of Armageddon, Hale reemerges twenty years later with a cult to his name, and succeeds in destroying the Teraformer causing widespread destruction, such as tornadoes and violent storms across the surface, forcing the people of Mars to colonize underground to survive. Learning of a ravenous alien race called the plague further beneath the surface, Hale has his cultists trick Alec's grandson Darius Mason into releasing the plague on the people of Mars, overrunning the colonists and killing multiple people. He later announces to his cult his plans to enslave these creatures as an army in his conquest. Originally raised to be a loyal soldier, Hale is ultimately a man motivated to claim his envisioned destiny of ruling Mars, with or without Lyra, and partially motivated by his hate for the Mason family, not caring who or how many have to die in the process.
  • Red Steel 2: Shinjiro is the mastermind behind the Jackal Gang and Katakara and the annihilation of the Kusaragi Clan. Desiring the ancient Gale Sword, Shinjiro caused the genocide before the events of the game and turned the entire area into a ghost town filled with only bandits and other criminals. Learning the key to his desired prize was with the The Hero, Shinjiro had him hunted down and took whatever measures it would take to kill him in order to fulfill his ambition, including letting many of his men die from either the Hero, or by his own hands when he abandons them to save himself from the Hero. Seeing his two allies Payne and Ojiro killed by the one he desires dead, he didn't care one bit, and continued his quest for the sword, which includes taking the Hero's friends hostage, and forcing his own ally to betray the Hero. When the Hero finally got to kill this ruthless bandit leader, he taunts the Hero, claiming more will be after him. Despicable enough to do anything for the precious Gale Sword, Shinjiro left the once thriving dessert into a wasteland full of the worst of the worst.
  • Reperfection: In this point and click thriller by Tinnitus Games, the Branding Killer is a demented psychopath obsessed with sharing his "art" with the world. To this end, the Branding Killer kidnaps and murders young women, spends days slowly branding lavish designs onto their skin, then kills them. Having claimed his 4th victim by the start of the game, the Branding Killer attacks and plans to torture and kill Ben for rescuing his latest victim, and, when Ben escapes his clutches only to be arrested, the Branding Killer decides to go after the man's wife and preteen son as revenge for thwarting his latest killing. The Branding Killer was the only genuinely wicked character in the story, and stood out as a truly depraved monster.
  • Resistance 3: Mick Cutler was incarcerated in prison before the Chimera attack. Deciding to use the prison as a base, Cutler ran it with absolute savagery and barbarity. He disposed of any potential threats and led raids to capture other human survivors, using them for gladiator games to entertain himself and his followers or possibly cannibalizing them. Mick is first seen brutally murdering a doctor, and placing another The Hero Capelli into a gladiator arena. Even when the Chimera discovered the location and attacked, Mick tried to stop Capelli from actions that may have saved them just to keep his own power.
  • Return to Krondor : Bear is a vicious mercenary pirate initially employed as muscle by the sorcerer Sidi, or Leso Varen, to gain the Tear of the Gods, quickly becoming something far more uncontrollable and ambitious. With the power of a dark amulet making him impervious to all forms of harm, Bear forces a pirate crew led by Knute to join him under the threat of death and massacres the Ishapian ship carrying the Tear. Once he loses the Tear and is further betrayed by Knute, Bear resurfaces and comes down on Krondor in a vicious fury. Bear slaughters his way into a tavern, pleasuring himself with Sir William's fiancée, Talia, before murdering her, kills his way into the city jail and vengefully cuts Knute apart, and indiscriminately murders his way out of Krondor and through the sewers, setting a populated orphanage on fire purely as a diversion. Once he's finally tracked down by William and his allies, Bear gleefully attempts to slay all those who stand before him and the Tear, proclaiming he'll be nothing more than a god. A barbarian too much even for the sinister Leso Varen, Bear is little more than animalistic wrath and savage fury on legs.
  • Revenant: Yhagoro is the leader of the cult called the Children of the Change, which is notorious for terrorizing the Island of Akhuilon by performing raids on other towns including Misthaven, and kidnapping several innocent people, brainwashing them to become cult members. Anyone who defies Yhagoro will be brought into the Chamber of Horrors, where innocent people are tortured to death or the Dungeon of Slaves, where they are forced to find a malicious ancient treasure known as Nakranoth. Revealed to be the disciple of the Demon King Kraxxus, Yhagoro kidnaps the Akhuilon ruler's daughter and attempts to sacrifice her to awaken his master and bring The End of the World as We Know It.
  • Ripper: The Ripper is a serial killer who feels inspired by the original Jack the Ripper. The Ripper uses the computer technology of 2047 to make the many murders in New York City untraceable and as graphic as possible, using a form of bio-engineering to raise the victim's internal pressure to the point that their organs explode. When Catherine Powell tracks The Ripper down, The Ripper sends her into a coma. Throughout the game The Ripper’s true identity is concealed, frequently calling up the protagonist to boast. While one of the four possible identities of the Ripper (Catherine) has a redeeming motive, the other three (Detective Vince Magnotta (who's leading the investigation), Dr. Claire Burton, or hacker Joey Falconetti) have no excuse and seem to engage in these crimes simply for the fun of it, claiming to have been "born to rip lives to shreds".
  • The Room: The previous owner of the protagonist's apartment was a Serial Killer and Satanist who lured thirteen children to his apartment, murdering them to use their bodies in his occult ritual. Although one victim managed to kill the previous owner, he comes back to life when encountered by the protagonist and tries to possess him. Although the protagonist tries to resist the possession of the previous owner, the Satanist manages to take control of him and prepares to use his new body to hunt for more victims to complete his ritual.
  • Rosenkreuzstilette: Iris Sepperin's goal is to become god of a world of her own design, but many of her actions are purely for her amusement. Believing that she has a right to destroy whatever she wants, Iris commits wanton murder, of innocents; those she deems not useful to her; and her own family members, choosing victims based on who would suffer most from their deaths. A prime manipulator as well, Iris masquerades as a harmless young girl while also staging in motion the war between the RKS and the Empire. In Rosenkreuzstilette Freudenstachel, Iris and her Dragon Eifer manipulate the Schwarzkreuz into starting a "witch hunt", and turn the Schwarzkreuz against their own captain Pamela by having them brand her a holy traitor to the Orthodox Church, motivating Pamela's resolve to slay her vilifier. Iris later has Eifer murder the pope, and afterwards has her badly wound Pamela with a surprise attack. Iris continues to show her selfish and manipulative side by having Eifer turn into the Dark Devil and allowing her to die, and brainwashing Spiritia and forcing her to fight to the death against Freudia, her own childhood friend. Driven by little more than a sadistic desire to satisfy her lust for pleasure and entertainment over the suffering of others, Iris stands out in the world of the Rosenkreuzstilette series.
  • Rune Factory Frontier: Gelwein is a Mad Scientist banished from the Imperial Research Center in Norad for his theories on using Runes for powering weapons of mass destruction. Gelwein attempts to continue his research by draining the Life Energy from a sentient floating island, condemning the island's sentience to a slow, torturous death in the process. When told that the floating island could, if completely drained of its energy, fall out of the sky and crush a town's worth of innocent people underneath it, he smugly says that it's not his problem. He also kidnaps Mist and uses her energy to power the giant rune that makes him invincible.
  • Rusty: Bloody Mary is the right-hand woman of the Marquis de Monte-Carlo, and seeks to revive him so that they may Take Over the World. She has monsters attack villages and kidnap dozens of girls while killing the other villagers. Seven of the girls have their bodies possessed by the monsters to serve as the count's most powerful minions while being fully conscious and aware of what is happening and being forced to watch as their bodies are used to kill people, while the others are taken to have their blood drained to revive the count. At the climax, she drains the girls of blood and leaves them in the dungeons to slowly die from the after effects, while keeping one last girl, Ryoko, to serve as Monte-Carlo's first meal after awakening him.
  • RWBY: Grimm Eclipse: Dr. Merlot was an old pupil of Ozpin with an unhealthy obsession with Grimm. Moving to Mt. Glenn and founding Merlot Industries, Merlot began to experiment on Grimm, but ran out due to the species' short lifespan in captivity. To work around this, Merlot had his research team attract a bunch of Grimm to the city, which resulted in it being overrun and the people being slaughtered. Surviving the attack and seeing the collapse of Glenn as "a speed bump on the scientific highway of progress", Merlot continued his experiments on a remote island. Succeeding in making a stronger variety of Grimm, Merlot released them into the Emerald Forest and Forever Fall to attack who they pleased. He also booby-trapped the ruins below Mt. Glenn with a bomb to keep people from finding his ships. When Team RWBY investigates his hacking of the security network in the Emerald Forest and accidentally ends up on his island, he reveals himself and taunts the girls, asking to "test" them before sending an army of Grimm to kill them. When the team makes it to his lair, he gleefully sends his security robots to kill them. However, when the team successfully hacks into his system and gains access to his secret labs, an enraged Merlot began to send his Grimm and robots at them with more viciousness, culminating in him sending a mutated deathstalker to kill them. When the creature falls, Merlot self-destructs his lab with himself and Team RWBY still inside.

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  • The Saboteur: Kurt Dierker first appears to be little more than an arrogant, racing rival to Sean Devlin, merely hitting on Veronique and sabotaging Sean's car during a race. When Sean and his friend Jules plan to sabotage Dierker's own car in revenge, is it revealed that Dierker is actually an SS-Commandant for the Nazis, overseeing the occupation in Paris, in charge of torturing and executing any suspected spies and political prisoners. Dierker has Sean and Jules captured and tortured, before coldly shooting Jules in the head in front of Sean. During this scene, Dierker shows himself to be a total sadist, fondly caressing various implements of torture. Dierker is said to flay his torture victims alive when he's done with them; he is also in charge of the terror squads that are later set loose on Paris. It's discovered Dierker killed Jules to cover up the Nazi plot to create atomic weapons. When Sean wipes out the Nazi leadership and destroys their weapons factory, Dierker takes control of what's left of the Nazis before the people of Paris rise against them. When Sean tracks Dierker down to the Eiffel Tower, he witnesses Dierker forcing his men to kill themselves and each other and kills some of them himself for failing him.
  • Saints Row series: In this series filled to the brim with mass murderers, gangsters and corruption, these two stand out above the rest, even as Sequel Escalation resulted in crazier and crazier scenarios:
    • Gat Out of Hell: Satan himself is a cruel and controlling Fallen Angel who rules hell with an iron fist. He takes pride in administrating the eternal torment of souls, allowing souls privileges only if they benefit him. Satan constantly plans on mounting an invasion of heaven to get revenge on God, taking to recruiting souls for his army, forced or otherwise. He plans on getting leverage over a general by forcing his daughter Jezebel to marry them, and sets his sights on the leader of the Saints who he kidnaps. Satan disregards Jezebel as a possession, and even threatens to break her neck at one point. When Johnny Gat and Kinzie Kensington go to rescue their friend, Satan forcibly makes a deal with Johnny to let The Boss go, so long as Johnny becomes his new general.
    • Agents of Mayhem: Dr. Babylon, real name Osman Timur, is the ruthless and ambitious head of the Ministry of Pride within L.E.G.I.O.N. {League of Evil Gentlemen Intent on Obliterating Nations) and the mastermind behind their operations in Seoul. In charge of mastering dark matter for L.E.G.I.O.N.'s weapons, Babylon takes part in their numerous attacks, such as the worldwide attack known as "Devil's Night". One of Babylon's achievements is mixing dark matter with a weaponized virus that was loosed onto India, infecting and killing countless innocents, with children and babies being seen among his victims. When Babylon learns that one of his scientists is also working with the Ministry of Greed, Babylon kills said scientist and enslaves his daughter Ariadne with a microchip that drives her insane. Babylon seeks to extract a giant dark matter crystal for its power, and sends his lieutenants to distract M.A.Y.H.E.M. (Multinational AgencY Hunting Evil Masterminds) from his operations, causing trouble for both M.A.Y.H.E.M. and Seoul. With his plans finally ready, Babylon launches a final attack on the city and on M.A.Y.H.E.M.'s Ark. When he gets his hands on the crystal, Ariadne tries to drive Babylon insane as revenge, resulting in Babylon deciding that since he has the ultimate power in L.E.G.I.O.N., he should rule the whole organization and usurp Morningstar, the head of LE.G.I.O.N. Babylon then goes on a final rampage to destroy and rewrite reality in his own image.
  • Salt and Sanctuary: The Untouched Inquisitor, seeing sin within the Dome of Light, sacrificed the people within. These victims became the Whispermen, losing their bodies and their will, trapped with their former home, now known as the Dome of the Forgotten. The Inquisitor also removed the princess, her fate never known, and turned her beloved pet Kinoa into the Third Lamb, a hideous chimera like monster, taking away her pride, the praise of her master and even her name. His motivation is a fanatical desire to purge the Dome of "sin" so his "untouched" can flourish. A terrifying holy man rightfully described as "soulless", the Untouched Inquisitor makes his mark upon the game's Crapsack World.
  • Sara Is Missing: Irizu is a mysterious cult leader, stalker and killer responsible for the titular Sara's disappearance. Sending out a chain letter "death curse video"—also implied to be a controlled corruption virus they use to track their victims—Sara was one such victim and taken hostage, along with her friends James and Faith, the latter implied to be one of his cultists. Irizu eventually contacts the player and has them send the chain link to Sara's contacts by threatening James's life; Irizu kills James even if the player does what they're told. Next, Irizu forces the player to decide who lives between Faith and Sara, giving them ten seconds to decide. Irizu tries justify themselves by saying that people die all the time "at God's hands" and that they are an instrument of God's will, but when pressed further, admits that it's just for fun.
  • The Scorpion King: Rise of the Akkadian: Magus is an Evil Sorcerer who infiltrates Khemet, murdering its lord and an innocent concubine to draw in Mathayus so he may use the Akkadian to find the Sword of Osiris. Magus attempts to exterminate the Akkadian people with his armies, manipulating Mathayus the entire time until he reveals himself after kidnapping Mathayus's brothers for sacrifices. Upon summoning Set, Magus plans toannihilate the world of the living itself to reign over the land of the dead.
  • Second Sight: Silas Hanson, Director of Operations at the National Security Executive, is the man behind the US Zener Project. Taking over funding and overseeing Professor Viktor Grienko's experiments at the remote village Dubrensk, Hanson restarted experiments on children with psychic abilities, seeking them out and taking them away from their parents. When WinterICE got on Grienko's trail, Hanson ordered his men to relocate the Project to the United States, while also instructing them to kill all scientific stuff of the facility and everyone in Dubrensk, as they have become liabilities at this point. Finding the results of experiments uncooperative, Hanson ordered his men to kill all psychic children for tissue samples. In a possible future, Hanson successfully captured and experimented on John Vattic, and later on engineers his escape, while ordering his men to hunt him down all across the city as a test of his abilities, which results in many innocent people getting caught in the crossfire.
  • Secret of Mana: Thanatos, once an evil sorcerer who sold his soul to the underworld for the prospect of dark powers and immortality, is a wicked lich who starts the game off by manipulating the corrupt emperor Vandole into throwing his entire country into a brutal war to rise up the ancient super weapon the Mana Fortress. Having already lived centuries by surfing from body to body, Thanatos weasels his way into a position as one of Vandole's loyal servants and has countless innocent lives from the kingdom of Pandora kidnapped and zombified to lure out the noble warrior Dyluck, magically turning the man into his slave and planning to use him as his new, permanent host. Eventually murdering Vandole himself once he lives out his use, Thanatos rises up the Mana Fortress and uses it to vaporize the Mana Tree whilst cackling, preventing the heroes from undoing the chaos he's wrought through his manipulations and planning on using the Mana Fortress to enslave the world to his cruel will, even possessing Dyluck at the final battle and forcing him into killing himself to prevent Thanatos from using his body. His actions leaving a dark and permanent mark on the history of Fa'Diel, Thanatos set the bar for later villains of Mana to aspire to—and still remains one of the most evil out of all of them.
  • The Secret World: The Bogeyman is one of the few monsters who has managed to retain his intelligence and lacks any sympathetic traits or backstory. As a human, Nathaniel Winter wanted to attain magical power and immortality by any means necessary, and was willing to use Atlantic Island Park as the perfect method of achieving it. Utilizing an ancient artifact, Winter allowed homicidal rampages, deadly accidents and disappearances to fuel the park until he harnessed the energy for himself, becoming the Bogeyman. A creature who feeds off fear, the Bogeyman preys on children, abducting and terrifying them to gain the energy before inevitably killing them in the process. In The Park, we see his cruelty firsthand when he uses his dark powers to drive Lorraine, a mother looking for her lost child, insane for two hours straight, relishing her fear and despair, while twisting her care for her child into hate and rage. Upon the discovery of her son, Callum, the Bogeyman forces her to stab her son to death.
  • Shadowgun (by Madfinger Games): Dr. Edgar Simon is an insane scientist convinced of his own godlike superiority above all else. Originally hired by Toltech Enterprises to experiment on the indigenous life of the planet Eve, Simon captured and butchered nearly the entire populace of Eve, using their body parts and organs to craft himself an army of mutated monstrosities. After betraying Toltech and striking out on his own, Simon murders dozens of his fellow scientists, using them in his experiments, and, when Toltech hires the Shadowgun John Slade to capture Simon for them, Simon strands Slade on Eve before testing his armies of mutated soldiers on him, promising that, once Slade is dead, he will harvest his body parts to further enhance his "research".
  • Shadow Man: Legion is an ancient entity who rules the Deadside with an iron fist. Originally banished from the Deadside by superior forces, Legion poses as voodoo gods and makes up a false prophecy surrounding the end of the world, so he could manipulate those in the Liveside. Wanting to spread his influence to the other side of the veil, Legion assumes the form of an elegant middle-aged man, and visits Jack the Ripper, recruiting him and four other serial killers, giving them a chance to keep committing murders if they help him invade the Liveside. In the Deadside, Legion builds a vast "Cathedral of Pain", where he experiments on the already-suffering Deadsiders, mutilating them to create a massive army of grotesque monsters. Legion toys with Michael Le Roi by taking the form of his deceased little brother, Luke, and reveals himself by telling a joke about murder, mocking him for not letting his brother rest in peace. A sadistic demon hiding behind a façade of aristocracy, Legion proved to be one of the Shadow Man's most personal enemies.
  • Shadow of the Beast (2016): Maletoth, tormentor of souls and destroyer of worlds, is a tyrant who attacks entire worlds, killing and conquering all in his path while enslaving the souls of the dead in perpetual torment to power his magic and grow even stronger. Upon locating a suitable child in one world, Maletoth binds his souls to the baby to turn it from a human into a savage beast bound to his will. Using the Beast as a weapon to massacre all before it, Maletoth locates another child to create a new beast and sends his first champion to kill the child's guardians. When the Beast, true name Aarbron, is freed from his control thanks to the sacrifice of its human father, Maletoth stops at nothing to kill his former creation. A ruthless sorcerer who fancies himself the strongest being alive, Maletoth does not plan to stop until all before him is dead or enslaved.
  • Shadows of the Damned: Fleming is the tyrannical ruler of the Underworld. As ruler, he gruesomely kills his political opponents, instilling fear within his fellow demons. In the past, he chopped off the limbs of a huntress attempting to kill him. Impressed by her determination, he made her his queen, repeatedly killing her and reviving her for fun until she escaped. Taking Garcia Hotspur's girlfriend, Paula, he torments Garcia throughout the game with her continuous death and resurrection. He sends his elite VIP demons out to stop Garcia, not caring when they're killed, only making them VIPs because he found their previous deaths amusing. Meeting Garcia again at his castle, he mockingly eats Paula's leg in front of him and tricks him into shooting Paula, ripping her still-living head off before declaring her his new bride. Seemingly defeated, Fleming immediately returns, almost getting Garcia to eat human burgers while sending his legion of demons to kidnap Paula again. A cruel being hated by both demon and human alike, Fleming, despite his charming personality, stands out in such a humorous game.
  • Shantae and the Pirate's Curse: The Pirate Master is a feared pirate captain, and Risky Boots's former mentor. Back when he was alive, he personally assaulted Sequin Land, killing several genies before being imprisoned by the survivors. The Pirate Master would then swear petty vengeance on Risky Boots for mutinying against him, even though she played no part in his banishment. When the light magic of Sequin Land started to fade away, the Pirate Master turns Risky's tinkerbats into cacklebats, and begins to gather dark magic from the dens of evil, unleashing several curses on the nearby islands in the process. Upon his revival, he kidnaps Risky Boots and personally tortures her for her mutiny, before proceeding to attack Shuttle Town, risking the lives of countless innocents. During his battle with Shantae, he taunts her about the genies he killed, before proceeding to give her a Sadistic Choice of either giving up the dark magic and saving Risky Boots, which puts the world at risk, or watch as he personally kills Risky himself. An cruel, petty tyrant who would show no mercy to anyone who would dare defy him, the Pirate Master serves as the most vile foe that Shantae has ever encountered.
  • Sherlock Holmes: The Awakened:
    • Lord Rochester is the head of the Cult to "The One", the Great Old One Cthulhu. Rochester masterminds a number of brutal murders while also having pockets of his cult active in other parts of the world to murder and abducts others so he can fulfill the conditions for sacrifice. Rochester intends to summon Cthulhu to bring an apocalypse upon the world, dismissing all humans as "flesh" that is disposable and having the captives lobotomized to sacrifice themselves in order to bring Cthulhu upon the world.
    • Dr. Gygax is a member of the aforementioned cult who runs the Edelweiss Institute. Gygax facilitate the procurement of sacrifices and mistreats and brutalizes the patients in his care, even cutting out pieces of their brains to make them compliant. Gygax also experiments on his own patients, torturing them to further the cult's ends and to satisfy his sick scientific curiosity.
  • Shining Resonance (includes Shining Resonance Refrain):
    • Georg Zalbard, the captain of Beowulf, the group of knights who pleaded their loyalty towards the Sanguine Church of Lombardia, initially seems to be the loyal knight that serves the princess of Lombardia, Excella Noa Aura. However, he has a hidden agenda of his own. To this end, he sends the dark elf, Beatrice, to spy on Excella's moves, and in the last chapters of the game, he drops his facade and betrays Excella by killing her father, and incriminates her as a traitor of the empire. In addition, he also conspires with the top scientist of Beowulf, Joachim Reubens, in order to revive the god that the Sanguine Church worships, known as Deus, and when Georg and Joachim argue about Georg's lieutenant, Zest Graham, being the true inheritor of Deus, Georg then kills Joachim in cold blood after being called a heretic by the latter. After this, Georg then drains Yuma Ilvern's power of the Shining Dragon with a sword known as Gjallahorn, which renders Yuma unconscious. After Deus is revived, Georg tries to fuse himself with Deus, and it was revealed that he had the intention to cause the apocalypse to happen so that he can purge all of the heretics and the weak, leaving behind the people who are judged worthy just like him.
    • The aforementioned Joachim Reubens, "the sinful alchemist", is the top scientist of Beowulf, who has a penchant for performing unethical experiments on other people, including Yuma Ilvern, and Loves the Sound of Screaming after torturing them. It was revealed that in the past, he conducted an experiment on the Le Shiella twins, Marion and Ette, to the point that the latter got killed by said experiment. After Ette's spirit inhabits Marion's body, Joachim wastes no time conducting horrible experiments on Marion so that he could turn her into his personal tykebomb by forcefully implanting an occult eye her which causes her physical pain, and brainwashing her by replacing her current personality into Ette. In the last chapters of the game, he and Georg also betray Excella in order to revive Deus, and after finding out that Zest is the suitable inheritor of Deus, Joachim betrays Georg and calls him a heretic. In his last moments, Joachim coldly mocks Georg that he still needs him in order to revive Deus.
  • Shinobi's PS2 remake: Hiruko is an Evil Sorcerer awakened from a long slumber in Tokyo who sets about trying to Take Over the World. He wipes out the Oboro ninja clan, then revives them into twisted, undead parodies of themselves to force their surviving leader Hotsuma to fight them, while also unleashing hellspawn onto Tokyo to turn it into an inferno. He betrays his ostensible master to allow Hotsuma to defeat all in his way so Hiruko can absorb their power and restore his youth while gaining ultimate power. It is revealed that the one who broke Hiruko's seal was the Oboro ninja Ageha, in return for Hiruko reviving Moritsune, her dead lover and Hotsuma's elder brother. Hiruko keeps his end, but makes Moritsune a host for the demon lord Aomizuchi and has him kill Ageha while gloating her reward is to die at the hands of the man she loves. He reveals his true plan was to force Hotsuma to kill everyone in his way, his cursed sword Akujiki devouring their souls. Hiruko plans to force the combined souls to himself, giving him a “pure, perfect soul” so he may become the most powerful being alive.
  • Shovel Knight: The Enchantress, in the Specter of Torment prequel DLC, blackmails Specter Knight into working for her; turns Reize Brainwashed and Crazy to replace an exposition Mook; forces the Order of No Quarter to work for her under threat of death; later on transforms Reize into an Eldritch Abomination phantom form in which he is clearly in great pain; and actively kills civilians and innocent people to depopulate a village. All she wishes for is to Take Over the World, starting with the Valley and expanding her rule, using the Order and her minions as tools in a machine, and in the main game using Shield Knight as a vessel. Pure, unadulterated evil, with no remorse ever shown for her vile actions, the Enchantress very much stands out compared to the rest of the lighthearted or even tragic villains in the game.
  • Silent Bomber: Benoit Manderubrot leaks information to the crew of the Dante space cruiser, allowing the crew to shoot down the team's ship. In the ensuing chaos, Benoit manages to sneak aboard the Dante and slaughter the entire crew. Afterward, Benoit plans to use the Dante's lasers to destroy planet Hornet, before using the Dante to travel the universe and spread chaos everywhere, all for no discernible reason. After his defeat, Benoit reveals to Jutah Fate that he was Jutah's old war commander, and was the one who ordered him to burn down an entire village of innocent civilians.
  • Simulacra: Pipe Dreams: The AI controlling FlapeeBird is a sadistic Eldritch Abomination with the voice and personality of a nihilistic Psychopathic Womanchild. Having the ability to erase people from reality after they get addicted to its game, the AI desires to make the game famous so it can kill millions. Exploiting Teddy's depression by offering him a place where he can always be a winner, the AI uses Teddy as its own puppet to share information about the game on social media, once targeting his girlfriend. Successfully infecting several of your contacts, including a relative, the AI cheats at its own game to force you to give your life in exchange for an easier challenge.
  • SiN:
    • Elexis Sinclaire is the seductive Overarching Villain of the series, and the current CEO of SinTEK Enterprises. An Evilutionary Biologist even as a kid, Elexis plans to turn humanity into destructive mutants as a way to unlock mankind's ultimate genetic potential, all as a form of scientific progress. Creating the drug U4 that turns people into mutants, she has it sold around Freeport, while also kidnapping homeless people and random civilians and forcing them to undergo painful transformations. Ordering gangster Antonio Mancini to steal a safety deposit box from the bank's vault, she forcibly transforms him into a mutant after he fails and gains the attention of HardCorps agent Col. John Blade. She has her troops try and dump U4 into the Freeport water system, which would turn the city into mutants. Once that fails, Elexis steals a bunch of nuclear warheads and plans to insert U4 into them, preparing to launch them onto various parts of the world, hoping to convert the entire Earth into mutants. Despite her father curing her of a disease, she keeps him as a giant attack mutant, and later has Blade fight him. Making a getaway, she returns in SiN Episodes: Emergence to start her plan again, where she rigs a laboratory to explode, inserts mutant DNA into Blade and Jessica Cannon, and prepares to unleash her mutants onto Freeport.
    • SiN: Wages of Sin expansion: Gianni Manero is a psychopathic, power-hungry mob boss who desires the destruction of Freeport city. Using Elexis Sinclaire's SinTek mutants, he forces Sinclaire's head scientist to work for him by holding his daughter hostage. He's altered the U4 drug to not only control the mutants directly, but also transform humans into hundreds of giant Goliath mutants. When he discovers that John Blade's after him, he lures him to his lab and tries to have him killed by his Goliaths, and once that fails, he rigs the facility to detonate, then tries to destroy Freeport's offshore nuclear power plant, planning to start a chain reaction that will cause Freeport to explode, preparing to kill not only 10 million people, but himself too.
  • Singularity: Dr. Nikolai Demichev is a former friend and partner of Dr. Barisov, the lead scientist of E99 experimentation on the island Katorga-12. Initially coming to power thanks to the E99 project, Demichev uses that power to divert resources to Katorga-12. In an alternate timeline where he survives a catastrophic accident on the island, Demichev authorizes unethical experiments on people of Katorga-12 against Barisov's orders. He soon demands Barisov hand over the newly developed TMD (Time Manipulation Device), and when Barisov refused he branded him and scientists loyal to him as "traitors" and ordered their execution. Unable to find the TMD, Demichev decided to direct his attention toward "Singularity", and after building a Singularity tower, Demichev started mass-producing E99 technology and weaponry, eventually convincing Premier Nikita Khrushchev to launch an attack on the West. Bringing the world to its knees with a single E99 bomb, causing horrific casualties, Demichev leads a successful coup against Khrushchev to seize control of the New World Government and declare himself Chancellor for life. Still keeping an eye on Katorga-12, Demichev authorizes horrible war crimes and executions as Captain Nate Renko tries to stop him. If Renko agrees to join him, Demichev will simply use him to destroy the Resistance before betraying him when he grows too popular with the people.
  • Siren 2 has a pair of Eldritch Abominations for its Big-Bad Ensemble:
    • Mother is a being residing in the Underworld and the one behind Yamijima Island's dark past. Once sealed away from the human world, Mother planned her return for centuries, creating avatars based on deceased women and sending them to manipulate male humans into breaking the seals trapping her. When her first avatar, Kanae, forms a bond with her intended human, the four-year-old Shu, and is killed by a group of fishermen, Mother engulfs the island with a red tsunami, killing most of its people. With the betrayal of her next avatar, Ryuko, Mother wastes no time in creating yet another one, Yuri, for the purpose of finding and killing Ryuko for deciding to live a normal life. Succeeding in her plans, Mother's first action in the human world is to attempt to kill the man who released her, and when she fails, Mother hypnotizes an adult Shu and makes him think that she is Kanae, just before devouring him alive.
    • Though not directly affiliated with the history of Yamijima Island, Otoshigo proves to be just as bad as Mother. Believed to be Mother's mate, Otoshigo is a water-dwelling entity inhabiting the ocean surrounding the island who desperately seeks to kill Mother himself. Possessing the body of a 14-year-old schoolgirl named Ichiko Yagura, Otoshigo visits the island and sends his minions to invade the dead bodies of its citizens. When Ichiko is found by a police officer, Otoshigo takes control of her body and stabs the man to death, and then makes her see what she had done. Armed with a submachine gun, Otoshigo slaughters several Yamibito in his way, laughing like a child in a playground. Before he could be defeated, Otoshigo transformed Ichiko's body into a deformed monster, forcing Yorito Nagai to end her suffering. Acting more like a depraved Serial Killer than a regular malicious spirit, Otoshigo was evil to the point of being feared by his own servants.
  • Skies of Arcadia: Admiral Galcian is loyal only to power. When first seen, Galcian is a military man working for the nation of Valua and its empress Teodora. A ruthless man who tries to wipe out Vyse and the heroes at any cost, Galcian pursues an agenda of hunting down moon crystals to enhance his own personal power. After finding the superweapon he's been looking for, Galcian reveals his true colors and uses it on Valua, his own nation. His reasoning is that if he obliterates the most powerful country, the other nations will fall in line.
  • Sleeping Dogs:
    • Henry "Big Smile" Lee is the vicious Sun On Yee Red Pole (senior member) in charge of getting girls addicted to drugs then roping them into prostitution and pornography to support their habit. In order to expand his power within the Triad, Lee engineered a civil war within the Sun On Yee between Dogeyes's Jade Gang and Winston Chu's Water Street Gang, which culminated in an attack on Winston Chu's wedding, leading to the deaths of Winston Chu, his bride, Peggy Li, and eventually Uncle Po, the head of the Triad. In addition to his prostitution racket, Lee is also known for sending his horrifying enforcer, Liu Shen Tong—better known as Mr. Tong—after his enemies. Finding out Wei Shen is an undercover cop, he has Wei's best friend, Jackie Ma, Buried Alive, and while Wei manages to save him, Jackie is still tortured and disemboweled by Mr. Tong on Lee's orders. Lee also has Wei tortured himself, planning on the torture lasting for days before having Wei buried alive as well. Known for responding with overwhelming brutality even in the face of mere annoyances, Big Smile Lee is one of the most feared and despised Sun On Yee members in the city, even among his fellow gang members.
    • Nightmare in Northpoint DLC: Big Scar Wu, later known as Smiley Cat, was a vicious and ruthless member of the Sun On Yee, so much so that they had him killed for being wicked even by their standards; even giving him an undignified burial via grinding his corpse in cat food and keeping his finger to keep his spirit restless. Mocked for this by the denizens of Hell, Wu plotted revenge before his spirit managed to return and bring with him a demonic army. Wu starts off the DLC by abducting Wei's girlfriend and keeping her captive. Wu then raised demons and Jiang Shi to terrorize and take over Hong Kong, having its citizens possessed and enslaved, using innocent people in rituals to open portals to Hell. Wu then summons the spirits of Wei's dead enemies and has possessed gangsters in order to start his own empire. When Wei confronts Wu at the end of the DLC, Wu mocks Wei with his dead sister, and when seemingly defeated, shows he's secretly possessing No Ping.
  • Slender: The Arrival: This rendition of the Slender Man communicates a more deliberately malicious personality in its rare messages. A being responsible for centuries of disappearances, the Slender Man has stalked the Matheson family for generations. In one notable instance it terrorized and abducted young Charlie Matheson from his parents, mutilating him into an emaciated corpse-like creature in constant pain, later causing Charlie's father to commit suicide. When Carl Ross and Kate investigate the disappearances and find out knowledge of the Slender Man keeps it around, Carl tries to kill himself and Kate to stop the Slender Man, only for Kate to be taken and turned into the ravenous Chaser as part of its plans. Following Kate's friend Lauren as she uncovers the truth, she eventually jumps off a tower, only for it to try to keep her alive to continue its influence. In its messages, the Slender Man indicates it sees death and torment as a game to play on humans, and in a secret level displays this by burning a helpless victim alive before killing her.
  • Sniper Elite series: These Big Bads are the worst Karl Fairburne has faced:
    • Sniper Elite V2: Dr. Wolff is one of the heads of the V2 rocket program that Karl Fairburne is tasked with assassinating. To start off, he willingly sells out his own country's military secrets to the Soviets, and convinces his colleagues, including his own superior, to try to do the same. When Dr. Efram Schweiger, one of his colleagues, tries to defect to the Western Allies, he promptly orders his execution without any remorse. His plan to prove his loyalty to the Soviets involves the latter capturing a V2 launch site intact, which includes the Russians having his own country's soldiers executed, something he turns a blind eye to; the plan itself involves launching a V2 rocket loaded with an experimental Tabun warhead at London, and them promptly blaming the remnants of the Wehrmacht.
    • Sniper Elite III: General Franz Vahlen only cares about seeing his top-secret weapons project, Project Seuche ("Plague"), through. To achieve what he wants in the smallest possible amount of time, Vahlen has his men work around the clock, and he brutally executes anyone who makes even a slight complaint. According to some officers in both the Italian and German forces, he has an agenda of eventually overthrowing Hitler, Rommel and even the German High Command once the tide of war turns in Germany's favor. Worse, he has Allied prisoners mercilessly executed for simply finding out about Project Seuche. Several German and Italian soldiers and officers are disgusted by his actions and motivations, with several even trying to snitch on and betray him to Rommel throughout the campaign.
    • Sniper Elite 4: The elusive Nazi, General Heinz Böhm, the Butcher of Bologna, ravages the Italian countryside under his control. Killing almost indiscriminately, Böhm also disguises himself as an informant named Dorfmann and gives the Partisans information that leads to the deaths of his own soldiers, so he can lure the Partisans into a trap, initiating a massacre that kills many of them while he takes their leader, a woman named Angel, captive. Working on a new Nazi super weapon with slave labor, Böhm plans to attack and annihilate the entire Allied fleet closing in on Europe, intending to kill General Eisenhower and cripple the US involvement in the war. When finally revealing himself to the heroic sniper Karl Fairburne, Böhm reveals his intent to torture Angel and force Karl to watch, delighting in how he can either be a man "or a monster" when the situation calls for it.
    • Zombie Army Trilogy Spinoff: Adolf Hitler himself is first introduced shooting one of his generals in the head when he proposes surrender, and has the undead rise from their graves, resulting in the deaths of millions of innocent civilians, including children. During the outbreak, Hitler shoots another officer out of simple frustration, and upon learning that the relic that was supposed to protect him was dismantled rendering it useless, beats the third officer to death with it before he is mauled to death. Rising from the dead three months later, still maintaining his sentience, Hitler finds the Book of Souls and uses it to make himself more powerful. Hitler supplies humans to his undead minions to keep them in line, sometimes enslaving other humans to do manual labor before letting the zombies kill them. Hitler announces his intent to use the full occult power to turn the planet into a world of the undead, before he is defeated and thrown into Hell. Omnicidal, overconfident, and egotistical, Hitler unleashed the dead simply because he could not stand the idea of losing, and upon returning from the dead, shows he is just as evil and as monstrous as he was in life.
  • Sniper Assassin: The heads of FFG Corporation are drug dealers who don't have any regard for their fellow criminals or civilians:
    • Mr. Johnson is the CEO of FFG Corp., a textile manufacturing front for a drug operation. When Johnson catches wind of the fact that Shawn Davidson has been recruited to take down his organization, he has infiltrators mislead Shawn's agency before having Shawn's wife murdered. In order to protect himself, and gain the upper hand on Shawn, Johnson infiltrates Shawn's agency under a false identity, and when he is captured by Shawn, claims he was forced to help Mr. Johnson to protect his family, when in fact he paid someone to stalk a random family. Subsequently, Johnson, still pretending to be his own subordinate, manipulates Shawn into killing some of his subordinates, including some who are disloyal to him, even tricking Shawn into torturing a subordinate who reveals Johnson's ruse after Johnson escapes. Johnson leaves a note taunting Shawn, mockingly congratulating the latter for helping him.
    • Mr. J, real given name Jacob, is Johnson's subordinate turned successor, having exploited Johnson's death in order to take over FFG. J is introduced off screen, revealing that, while Johnson did order Mrs. Davidson's murder, J actually carried it out. When Shawn's agency decides to try and take down FFG again, he has Agent Charlie captured as bait, letting his own men die at Shawn's hands while he and some of his other subordinates kill Shawn's supervisor and friend Ben, amongst other people at Shawn's agency. When Shawn and the agency continue to try and take FFG down, he leaves his men to be slaughtered in order to lay a trap for Shawn. When the trap fails, J bides his time, having his men try to kill Shawn, and new agency recruit Marco. Later, J taunts Shawn when the latter shows up at his mansion, before throwing a grenade and escaping, while his men try to neutralize law enforcement. J attempts to escape on foot, exploiting the civilian crowd running in the opposite direction as him, before—despite being a Bad Boss—expecting his subordinate to save him.
  • Sniper: Ghost Warrior series:
    • Sniper: Ghost Warrior: General Vasquez is the ruthless dictator of Isla Trueno, who is responsible for the awful condition of his country. Regularly burning down villages, killing and enslaving dozens of people, Vasquez forces them to work in the mines, digging up the minerals he plans to use for creation of a nuclear warhead which he intends to smuggle out of his country. Spreading his corruption and propaganda over the whole country, Vasquez forcefully conscripted countless men to his army, lying to them about "fighting the American oppressor", while he plans to escape from the country and leave it to rot in the ensuing power struggles.
    • Sniper: Ghost Warrior 2: Merinov and Maddox are powerful weapon dealers and the most personal enemies of Cole Anderson throughout the story. Starting off as a member of the Serbian forces and a sniper of the US military, respectively, Merinov and Maddox conspired to manipulate and betray a genocidal leader of the Serbian military, Marko Vladic, and elite US sniper Cole Anderson, who was Maddox's partner and mentor at the time, leading to Serbian forces attacking and sacking the city Sarajevo, resulting in hundreds of deaths. Tricking Cole into killing Vladic and then leading him to be captured, Merinov and Maddox plan to frame the US for the crimes of the Serbian army, while they order the remaining Serbians to bomb the city with mortars, not caring about any of their own getting caught. In the present, acquiring a large collection of powerful weapons, Merinov and Maddox started selling them in the black market. Stealing a dangerous biological WMD, Merinov and Maddox plan to sell it to a powerful terrorist, Abdel Ahmet Hassan, who intends to spread it over a border region between India and Pakistan, which would lead to war between the two nations. Merinov and Maddox plan to profit from this war, selling weapons to both sides.
    • Sniper: Ghost Warrior 3: Dr. Sergei Flostov is an enigmatic leader of the 23 Society. Using his secret society to spread his influence across the world, Sergei focuses his attention on the northwest region of Georgia, where he funds and supports the various war crimes of Russian-aligned separatists. Eventually, Sergei decided to start off his experiment at creating Super Soldiers, humans with enhanced physical abilities, by kidnapping numerous men and women and putting them through physical and mental torture, making them completely obedient to his commands. When a person proves to be incapable of being "broken", Sergei declares him "a failure" and sends him to his Slaughterhouse, where they get tortured to death and then hanged from the ceiling in a bag. Torturing Cole Anderson to death, Sergei successfully captures and brainwash Robert North, brother of Jon North, into being his chief enforcer by sadistically killing his wife and framing the US government.
  • Solatorobo: Captain Grumpf is one of Bruno's henchmen. Though a minor villain, Grumpf easily proves himself worse than his boss. Grumpf's introduction has him trying to destroy an airship with many of his men onboard just to kill Red after Red taunts Grumpf by calling him a lady. To try and get the Crystal Stones from Red, Grumpf threatens to fire missiles at an orphanage. When Red agrees to hand over the crystals, Grumpf decides to blow up the orphanage anyway, just because Red took too long to agree. After destroying the orphanage, Grumpf intends to fire missiles at Red and his friends to kill them, not caring that Opera (Bruno's right-hand woman, and by extension, an ally of Grumpf) is down there at the time and will be killed as well.
  • Soul Calibur VI: Azwel, the main villain of the "Libra of Soul" story, was formerly a high-ranking member of the Aval Organisation. While a member, Azwel performed terrible experiments that turned people violent and murderous, and at one point during his tenure, Azwel forced a group of ruffians to fight to the death and questioned the survivor, relishing the man's guilt, anguish and conflicting emotions. Eventually leaving Aval, Azwel stole a fragment of both Soul Calibur and Soul Edge and formed the Qualifiers, naming himself the Leader of Humanity. Azwel Continued his experiments while searching for Astral Fissures to absorb and strengthen his fragments and create full duplicates of the two swords. His final goal was to use the swords to sacrifice The Conduit and create an "Ultimate Seed" that would wipe out much of humanity while the survivors would ascend with himself in charge. Driven by his fanatical "love" of humanity, Azwel was a madman who saw people as playthings that exist for his amusement.
  • Soul of the Samurai: Ryu Oda and Lord Gendo Tohjo are behind the events of the game. The fiefdom ruler Tohjo wants to depose the Shogun and become the ruler of the land. He and Oda conspire to raid a Shogunate ship and steal the gold. Tohjo also has his minion Urabe create the parasite known as "Soul Bugs"—slugs that infect people and turn them into monsters. When Urabe fails to defeat Kotaro Hiba, Oda deems him no longer useful and leaves him to die. He also says he chose a new colony to use as hosts for the Soul Bugs: a village full of innocents to serve as a corpse army for Tohjo; the player is forced to kill them all. When Lin confronts Tohjo about the infecting of her brother Shin, he dismisses him as an useful tool whose strong will made him difficult to control. Upon reaching Oda at the real end of the game, he states that his plans can be resurrected as long as he's alive. Tohjo's ambition makes him disregard the bloodshed he causes as well as the vast domain he already rules. Oda uses him and his minions for his goal of ruling the world. Their greed and ambition cost the lives of many innocents.
  • Space Channel 5: Part 2: Purge, leader of the Rhythm Rogues, is a dark antagonist from a lighthearted game. A mechanical genius from a young age, Purge believes that the only way for people to be happy is to dance, so he intends to have everyone dance for all time till death. He plans to use a powerful satellite to input waves to force people to dance, and accomplish this through acts of terrorism, kidnapping, brainwashing and gleefully using human shields. After being stopped by Ulala, Purge, unable to comprehend that he might be wrong, decides to kill Ulala and then use the satellite to kill everyone, even if it means dying himself.
  • Spawn (SNES game): Malebolgia, the demon who created Spawn, is once again presented as one of Spawn's most insidious foes. Malebolgia manipulates an Angel with rumors of a weapon capable of destroying him. The Angel, quickly earning the name "The Mad One" among his peers, kidnaps 13 children and steals their souls, creating an orb of purity that is capable of destroying Malebolgia, but its use will cost the children their lives. The Mad One opens a portal to Hell to confront Malebolgia. After Spawn defeats the Mad One in an effort to save the children, Malebolgia takes the orb, revealing that he manipulated the Mad One so he would bring him innocent souls. Malebolgia then bonds the souls to his neural parasites and creates a giant demon called the New Breed, which he sends to Earth to feast on innocent souls.
  • Spider-Man games:
    • Marvel's Spider-Man: The City that Never Sleeps: Hammerhead is a sadistic Maggia don who yearns for the "good old days" where mobsters like him ruled New York City with an iron fist, and the police knew to look the other way. When Sable International leaves their technology behind after the Devil's Breath incident, Hammerhead arms his men with as much as he can find and tears up the streets of New York with a brutal gang war against the other crime families so he can seize power from them, attempting to have numerous civilians killed. When Spider-Man and his cop ally Yuri Watanabe attempt to stop him, he provokes Yuri into shooting him by killing numerous cops while stealing the dangerous Project Olympus armor before having other crime bosses slowly drowned in cement, trying to broadcast their deaths across the city. When that fails, he goes into hiding and has himself converted into a cyborg, forcing an Oscorp scientist into upgrading his men with cybernetic enhancement, not caring that some of his men would die due to the procedure. When he resurfaces, he tortures Silver Sable with a power drill until she gives him the most dangerous Sable Tech in her arsenal.
    • Shattered Dimensions: Mysterio—Quentin Beck—is portrayed as far more wicked and dangerous than in the comic. Failing to steal the Tablet of Order and Chaos due to Spider-Man's interference, Mysterio escapes with one of the now-shattered fragments of the Tablet. Realizing the power of his fragment, Mysterio goes on a rampage, destroying anything in his path. After finding Madame Web's location, Mysterio tortures her, then uses her as a hostage to force Spider-Man to retrieve the rest of the Tablet's fragments for him. Restoring the Tablet to its original state, Mysterio gains god-like powers, destroys the Multiverse, and plans to remake it in his image.
    • Spider-Man 3 (PS3, 360, PC version): Luke Carlyle is a former industrialist whose business crumbled after the Daily Bugle uncovered his corrupt practices. Seeking revenge against the city that ruined him, Carlyle adopted the identity of "Carlyle the Mad Bomber" and led a series of terrorist attacks across Manhattan. After destroying his old building, Carlyle had his men plant explosives throughout the city, focusing mostly on locations that would cause civilian casualties. When Spider-Man foils his plans, Carlyle launches an attack on the Daily Bugle and kidnaps J. Jonah Jameson. Carlyle places an explosive collar around Jameson's neck and tosses him out of his helicopter in an attempt to kill him and Spider-Man. Carlyle ultimately escapes after Spider-Man takes out his helicopter, but not before setting off the explosives he had rigged in each of his henchmen's suits.
    • Web of Shadows-Amazing Allies (PS2 and PSP) Edition: Venom, Eddie Brock, is the main antagonist of this alternate telling of the story, and is nothing like any of his other incarnations. Hating Spider-Man for untold reasons, Venom allows Jackal to experiment on him in order to speed up his symbiote suit's growth rate, then spreads his symbiote across Manhattan, infecting hundreds of people, including Spider-Man's friends, and turning them into mindless, hate-filled zombies. After manipulating many of Spider-Man's foes into assisting him in destroying the Wall-Crawler, Venom reveals he plans to allow his symbiote to spread across the planet, infecting every human around the world once Spider-Man is dead.
  • Splinter Cell series:
    • Pandora Tomorrow: Suhadi Sadono is the leader of the Indonesian terror cell Darah Dan Doa (Blood and Prayer). A member since his youth, back when it was just a street gang, Sadono once helped fight the Communist influences in Indonesia, until the CIA stopped backing them. In retaliation, Sadono used a modified strain of smallpox and places the strains in containers all over the United States, which he demonstrates by releasing the virus in Texas. While fighting in front line battles, Sadono protects himself from capture or death by ordering smallpox to be released should he be unable to make a call to his mercenaries. Described as having a child's idea of war, seeing both civilians and soldiers as acceptable targets, Sadono is one of the most vicious and dangerous terrorists Sam Fisher faced in his career.
    • Double Agent: Emile Dufraisne is the leader of the domestic terrorist organization John Brown's Army. The product of a rich traditional upbringing, Dufraisne liquidated his holdings to fund John Brown's Army. When Sam Fisher is recruited as a double agent, Dufraisne is introduced tasking Fisher to kill a helicopter pilot, who would be killed by Jamie Washington should Fisher refuse. Believing that the US government are traitors to the Founding Fathers, Dufraisne plans to topple it with his terrorist activities. His main plan was to destroy the cities of New York, Los Angeles, and Nashville, Tennessee (where the US President will be speaking) with bombs containing several kilograms of red mercury. To test his weapons, he plans on using one of these bombs to blow up a cruise ship. If the player manages to foil this plot, Dufraisne will kill his weapons expert, Enrica, in a fit of anger. When the police and feds finally storm his compound, Dufraisne begins his plan to destroy New York in an attempt to gain some victory in his defeat.
    • Blacklist: Former MI6 agent Majid Sadiq is the leader of the Engineers and the mastermind behind the Blacklist attacks. He introduced his group to the public by blowing up an Army base and kidnapping one of the soldiers, later cutting the man's throat while recording a video message. Future attackd involved trying to poison the water supply of Chicago with a deadly biological agents; an attempt to unleash nerve gas into several trains in Philadelphia and setting the largest gas terminal on the gulf coast on fire. He also tried to goad to US government into declaring war with the Iran by creating some false evidences that made it look like they were behind his attacks. While he publicly claimed that the terrorist attacks would stop as soon as the USA called back all their troops stationed abroad, this was just another ruse. His true goal was to cause so much chaos that the US government would enact an emergency protocol and transfer all their sensitive data to a secure bunker beneath Denver. Once that happened he and his men stormed the bunker, where Sadiq had his men torturing the Secretary of Defense until he would give them access to the data. Notably he only became a terrorist after an US drone strike wiped out the Iraqi village he was stationed in, yet he himself never mentioned the villagers even once or showed any kind of sadness about their deaths. In the end his atrocities outweigh any justification he may once had.
  • Spy Fiction (North American version): General Douglas Lysander, aka "The Demon of Death", is a member of Enigma, Dietrich Troy's second-in-command, and head of the Lahder Biochemical Plant. Having fought in various wars since he was a teenager, Lysander lost all hope for America after they left him in a P.o.W. Camp. After escaping the Viet Cong, he swore vengeance on his own country, joining multiple terrorist groups over the years before partnering with Enigma, where he helps them with their plan to use Lahder to kill millions of Americans, also desiring to conquer the world after he's finished. As leader of the Columbian guerilla base Dante's Inferno, he abuses his men for any slight mishap, killing those who fail him. Working with Dr. Forrest Kayson, Lysander exchanges money for Kayson's Lahder, being in charge of shipping the gas to various Enigma hideouts, as well as preparing Lahder-filled missiles to strike other countries. Kidnapping and imprisoning Kayson's rival and creator of Lahder, Dr. Alice Coleman, she later escapes her cell. However, Lysander quickly catches her and puts her in a meat-strapped cage dangling over a pit of piranhas, taunting the Player Character about how their plans to stop Lahder's shipment and missile launches have failed. With his final breath, Lysander attempts to shoot Coleman. Despite appearing in only two levels, Lysander manages to stand out as an arrogant, psychopathic hypocrite compared to his more sympathetic, less ambitious superiors.
  • Spyro the Dragon franchise:
    • The original continuity has two evil sorcerers:
      • Year of the Dragon: The Sorceress is the cruel ruler of the Forgotten Worlds. Manipulating her apprentice Bianca into abducting 150 dragon eggs under the guise of restoring magic to her kingdom, the Sorceress quickly reveals the true depths of her selfishness and hypocrisy. Completely uncaring of the lives of her men, the Sorceress transforms her own minions into freakish monsters to fight Spyro, and ultimately plans to create a monster to wipe out every dragon, even the hatchlings, all so she can collect their wings for a spell that will give her eternal youth. She nonchalantly states that she doesn't even have to kill them; she just doesn't want them wriggling around while she removes their wings. A genocidal tyrant who only cares about herself, the Sorceress stands out as the darkest and purest villain in the original Spyro trilogy.
      • Shadow Legacy: The Sorcerer is an purple dragon who believes that he is a "true dragon", claiming that the other dragons are not true dragons. Prior to the events of the game, the Sorcerer corrupts Red with his magic, and orders him to place life draining Dark Gems across the realms to poison the life of the world. After Red's defeat, the Sorcerer creates 3 Shadow Amplifier Machines to pull everyone, including children, to the shadow realm so he can drain them of their magic, which involves torturing and killing them. When Bianca tries to stop him, the Sorcerer easily defeats her and orders Red to use her as bait for Spyro so he can kill him. When Spyro finally confronts the Sorcerer, he offers to make Spyro his apprentice, only for him to reject him anyways, deeming him too small and weak, before attempting to kill him for interfering his plans. A cruel, dark being who believes himself to be superior to the other dragons, the Sorcerer serves as one of Spyro's darkest foes.
    • The Legend of Spyro trilogy: Malefor is an evil dragon, banished by the Dragon Elders for his ambition, power and limitless evil. Waging war against his own kind, Malefor slaughtered countless people before being sealed away. Upon his orders, his ape servants smash the eggs of the purple dragons and overrun the rest of dragonkind. Manipulating Spyro into freeing him, Malefor attempts to forcibly corrupt him and his fellow dragon Cynder. Malefor then turned his entire army of ape servants into undead living skeletons and spread plague and destruction throughout the world. Malefor then prepared to bring about "The Great Cleansing": the extermination of all life in the world save that which he could corrupt, to craft a new world in his own twisted image.
  • S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Clear Sky: Yoga is the first leader and founder of the Bandits as an organized faction. As one of the original ex-cons who came to the Zone in hopes of continuing their illegal activities, Yoga unified all sociopathic criminals operating in the Zone into one clan of mass murderers, obtaining his position by assassinating rivals. Taking control over the Garbage, Yoga dragged the Loners into participating in the Faction Wars by allowing his men to kill them for wishing to fight back against his tyranny and converting an entire vehicle scrapyard into his own concentration camp, forcing captured Loners to search for artifacts in anomalous and irradiated piles of trash. Interested in expanding his territory by attacking Loner outposts until their base and community are destroyed, Yoga allows Scar to join him only if he proves himself capable of killing a former prisoner of the concentration camp and massacring a group of peaceful Loners working at the Garbage.
  • StarCraft series:
    • Amon, The Dark Voice/The Fallen One, is the Greater-Scope Villain of the franchise as a whole and the Big Bad of Legacy of the Void.. A fallen Xel'Naga who broke the noninterference policy towards other races, Amon sought to shatter the eternal cycle all races were bound to by genetically altering the young Protoss to suit his needs. Finding and enforcing a Hive Mind slavery on the Zerg, Amon unleashed the ravenous swarm on the other Xel'Naga when they attempted to stop him from creating Protoss-Zerg hybrids that would be used to annihilate all other forms of life. The Xel'Naga were destroyed, but Amon was imprisoned within the Void. Retaining some influence over the Zerg, Amon was responsible in part for their rampages over the galaxy that claimed countless lives. When freed, Amon had his agents murder the rest of his sleeping enemy Xel'Naga, while also marshaling his forces in the heretic Tal'Darim; Protoss who worshiped him in hopes of "ascension," that was only, as Amon knew, horrible death in the end. Amon corrupted the telepathic network of the Protoss, the Khala, possessing multiple Protoss and forcing them to fight their own brethren and then directed his forces to cleanse the galaxy of all other life he could not control. Even while claiming good intentions in ending the cycle races are bound to, a protoss who touches Amon's mind revealed the truth: Amon is filled with nothing but intense loathing towards all the other races and wishes them to suffer and die for the sake of his twisted megalomania.
    • Amon's follower , the unnamed Xel'Naga best known as Samir Duran or Emil Narud, disguised himself as a Terran soldier, allowing the Zerg to overrun the Earth forces in several battles, killing many. When the officer Alexei Stukov realized what Duran had done, Duran framed Stukov as a traitor and had him murdered. Allying with the Zerg, Duran helped the Swarm overrun entire worlds, all while experimenting on captives to create the Protoss-Zerg hybrids Amon sought in order to help free his master from the Void. Devoted to Amon's nihilistic ambitions and seeing all other beings as pawns in his grand game, Duran achieved a level of damage in the galaxy few could match in order to free his master and bring about the end of all other species.
    • Emperor Arcturus I Mengsk is initially portrayed as a well-meaning freedom fighter against a corrupt government that murdered his entire family before nuking his world, and willing to take morally dubious methods to defeat them such as taking their Psychic Beacons and using them against the Confederacy to lure the Zerg to their bases. But when he leads the assault on Tarsonis and uses these same beacons to lure the Zerg to a heavily populated world, he shows that he's more fixated with revenge and personal power, sending Kerrigan down to stop the Protoss from distracting the Zerg from wiping out all of the old families and then abandoning her when the Zerg overwhelm her position, resulting in her transformation into the Queen of Blades. Afterwards, he uses the power he has gained as Emperor of the newly established Terran Dominion to oppress any political protesters, continue the Confederacy's experiments on civilians and ordering the death of the last of the old families, a group of teenagers who weren't even aware of what had happened. After Kerrigan is transformed back, Mengsk makes a concerted effort to kill her, even going so far as attempting to kill his own son Valerian for helping her; when Kerrigan finally comes for his head, Mengsk resorts to nuking his own capital in order to slow her down, despite the fact that it was the nuking of Korhal that caused his rebellion against the confederacy. Selfish, hypocritical and cruel, Mengsk showed that humans can sometimes be the biggest monsters of all.
  • Star Fox:
    • In a franchise that has undergone two Continuity Reboots, Andross has shown his worst as the Big Bad in the first two timelines:
      • Star Fox & Star Fox 2: Andross, banished to Venom for an unknown crime, he converted the lush, green planet into a barren weapons factory while enslaving the natives to fight for him against their will. He then launched an assault on the Lylat System, severely damaging the various planets and regions while doing so. While Fox ends the war, Andross had put an AI copy of himself in charge of the operation, leaving him free to build the Astropolis base and attack again, this time with the goal of completely destroying Corneria.
      • 64 & Adventures: Andross was responsible for experiments that destroyed a good chunk of the Cornerian capital city and rendered multiple worlds in the Lylat system uninhabitable. Banished to the planet Venom, Andross took it over while building his own army. When the time was right, Andross launched a vicious campaign on Lylat, having his forces attack civilian populations and aiming to exterminate life on entire worlds. When he faced Fox McCloud, whose father Andross had killed years ago, Andross was apparently destroyed, only to survive in the form of a spirit who fled to Dinosaur Planet (later named Sauria). Manipulating events there, Andross engineered his own resurrection and transformation into a near deity. At the climax of Adventures, Andross, who has been manipulating General Scales, opts to destroy the entire Lylat system. Even after his death, he has a posthumous impact in Command.
    • Adventures: General Scales is the brutal leader of the SharpClaw tribe who wishes to rule Dinosaur Planet. With the aid of Andross, Scales steals the Spell Stones, causing the planet to become unstable. Scales then imprisons the Gatekeepers as well as the EarthWalker Royal Family. Scales forces the SnowHorn Gatekeeper's daughter to open a Gate to DarkIce Mines by threatening to slaughter her tribe, and fulfills his promise not to kill them by enslaving them in said mine. He conquers the SkyRunner Fortress and has his men beat and imprison the SkyRunner Queen. He releases the vicious RedEye Tribe into the Walled City, driving the EarthWalkers out of most of the City. He transforms Dragon Rock into a wasteland and performs experiments on dinosaurs to turn them into dangerous bioweapons. Cruel even to his own tribe, Scales stands out as one of Star Fox Team's cruelest foes.
    • Assault: The Aparoid Queen is the source of the Aparoids' will. Allegedly born without a soul, the Aparoid Queen aimed to bypass evolution. To that end, she spawned countless Aparoids and unleashed them all throughout the Lylat System to infect both inorganic and organic matter through Aparoidedation. Her race threatens inhabitants of countless planets; most notably, Sauria and Corneria suffer the most damage and casualties. Her Assimilation Plot sees other people infected by Aparoids retain some consciousness coupled with the inability to do anything about it; the tragic effects seen most vividly in the fights against General Pepper and Pigma Dengar. Before the attack on her homeworld, she has an armada of Aparoids try and destroy the Orbital Gate, including the deployment of numerous powerful missiles, in hopes of ending all opposition, including the scientists studying Core Memories. When Star Fox reaches the heart of the Aparoid Homeworld, the Queen uses the information she's absorbed from her spawn's exploits to imitate the voices of the fallen, including Fox's deceased father James McCloud, to break their spirits. Under the belief all existed for them and her race was "truth", the Aparoid Queen threatened existence itself in her quest to turn everything into Aparoid under her control, and rivaled Emperor Andross himself in sheer darkness.
  • Star Gladiator: Dr. Edward Bilstein blackmailed a famous fencer/matador into working for him by kidnapping/threatening his family. On top of that, he planted a bomb in his body to ensure his "loyalty." He has less than pleasant plans for the people on Earth, and killed the parents of one the main characters and then turns the father into a plasma-wielding dinosaur. He also uses some denizens from another character's home planet to take over it. Then he orphaned, kidnapped and enslaved a young child who has the biggest plasma power potential in the galaxy. Once his minions have done all his orders, he's going to use their Plasma power for his ultimate weapon. He plans to use his own loving daughter as a guinea pig by which he can breed a new race of humans solely to use their limitless Plasma power to aid in his attempts to Take Over The Universe are another arguable offense. Even when Rain, in her true ending, rebels against her father and decides to become galactic ruler in his place, it seems like that outcome is the lesser of two evils by a wide margin given the sheer malice Bilstein is capable of.
  • Starlancer: Admiral Vladimir Kulov is the man behind The Coalition that has expanded into space, and is a brutal, corrupt mass murdering bastard. Kulov defies a peace treaty to invade the peaceful Alliance and overruns their territory, massacring many innocent people along the way. When the Alliance military fleet is defeated, Kulov gives an order to execute the prisoners of war without remorse. In order to keep control of the civilian populations, Kulov regularly has massacres conducted to quell any hint of dissent. Throughout the game, Kulov is seen as nothing more than a sickening bastard with a desire to dominate what he can.
  • Steppenwolf The X Creatures Project: Reggie Donovan is the CEO of the Donovan Corporation. He starts out by sending Meg Crimson, through her boss, McCallister, along with some of his own men, on expeditions to acquire the blood samples from the X-creatures. When Meg discovers the truth and confronts McCallister about the project, Donovan sends his enforcer, the Albino, after the two of them, McCallister getting wounded in the process. Meg finds evidence that ties Donovan to numerous assassinations, at which point Donovan reveals himself, along with the Albino and Sanchez, who appears to have taken a beating from the two. He then intimidates Meg into working for him. Meanwhile, in a ruined lab beneath Antarctica, Donovan tells Alan that the Heruka is actually his "late" wife and head of the Gene X research team, Shelley Thompson. Once Meg and Alan acquired the last two samples, Donovan makes a serum from the X-creatures' blood and injects the Heruka with it, revealing that it was, in fact, Shelley, and boasts that he was responsible for her transformation. Then he orders the two killed, and imprisons Meg after Alan kills the Albino. Later on, Alan finds Reggie, who injects himself with the creatures' blood, turning himself into the Heruka, then murders his guards and chases Alan across the island, using every means at his disposal to try and kill him.
  • Street Fighter:
    • M. Bison is the head of Shadaloo, and desires world domination and ultimate power. A talented martial artist who killed his mentor, Bison willingly cast aside the good within himself to gain Psycho Power. Bison kills Chun-Li's father, and also has Juri's parents murdered, also maiming the latter's left eye. Kidnapping teenaged girls and having his scientists brainwash them into becoming his "Dolls", Bison links their life force to his, to ensure they will die if they betray and kill him for his cruel treatment. Setting his rights on taking Ryu's body when his own begins to ail, Bison torments Ryu by forcing him to fight his best friend and subjecting Ryu to his own Psycho Power to try and rend his mind. Attempting to gain control of seven powerful satellites, Bison intends to use them to cause havoc across the globe with their deadly electromagnetic pulse waves, the ensuing chaos of which would elevate his own Psycho Power to godlike levels, allowing him to rule supreme. A vile man of limitless ambition, Bison is a man who will kill or hurt anyone he has to get what he desires.
    • Street Fighter V: F.A.N.G., hailing from the Nguuhao cartel of assassins, is skilled in poison, and later becomes M. Bison's second-in-command, as well as a Psycho Supporter. Despite his eccentric style, his actions in Story Mode are played utterly seriously. As the originator of Operation C.H.A.I.N.S., a plan to empower Bison and his Psycho Power through widespread fear and chaos, F.A.N.G. uses any means necessary, even though he knows the world will become a hellscape afterwards. He kills a programmer, Rashid's friend, by poisoning said programmer so bad the programmer melts, before sampling some of the remains. He later brags about the endeavor to Rashid in their fight. On a quest to recover the control keys to the Black Moons, he regularly threatens people with them, like Laura's brother, Sean. After the Black Moons are stopped, F.A.N.G. promises Li-Fen he will melt her like the programmer unless she activates a failsafe to reactivate them.
  • Strider: Among the enemies the Striders fight, the following antagonists are definite proof that both humans and aliens can be monsters:
    • NES/Manga: Vice-Director Matic of the Strider organization seeks to Take Over the World. Having discovered Enterprise's ZAIN Brainwashing Project, Matic uses it to control Hiryu's sister and make her kill Strider trainees, forcing Hiryu to kill her himself. Staging the capture of Hiryu's friend Cain, Matic tries to force Hiryu to kill his friend, threatening to kill innocent civilians if he refuses. Cain's brainwashing is revealed to be part of Matic's scheme to kill Enterprise President Faysus/Faceas Clay and take control of the ZAIN project; Matic intends to keep his grip on the Striders as well so none can challenge his power over the entire planet.
    • 2014 remake: Grandmaster Meio is the tyrannical ruler of the Earth. A Galactic Conqueror from another world, Meio arrived on Earth and took it over in the span of a few years, establishing Kazakh City as his seat of power. However, his lust for power and control was not sated. He viewed the people of Earth as imperfect and longed to create a "perfect race". To that end, he ordered his scientists to develop an anti-gravity device called the Gravitron, under the pretense that it would provide limitless energy to the people of Earth. In reality, Meio planned to use the Gravitron to pull his space station, the Third Moon, into Earth's orbit, which would cause worldwide natural disasters, killing off all of Earth's population and allowing Meio to create his perfect race. Any scientist who learned the truth was hunted down and killed, or, in the case of The Prisoner, tortured into insanity. Meio kills subordinates who fail to meet his expectations, such as Professor Schlange. Eleven Striders before Hiryu tried and failed to kill Meio, one of them being Hien, whom Meio personally murdered. A being of pure evil and relentless ambition, Meio would stop at nothing to achieve his twisted version of perfection.
  • The Suffering duology:
    • The Suffering: Hermes T. Haight—pronounced "hate"—is one of the many spirits haunting Carnate Island, and the most sadistic. In life, Hermes was the former executioner at Abbott State Penitentiary, where he killed prisoners in a variety of ways—including Horace Gage via the electric chair, condemning him to a life as an electric phantom—before settling on a clear, odorless gas, having done so for decades. Becoming curious as to how his victims felt during the execution process, he studied their corpses and phone conversations before deciding to get a taste of his own gas, killing himself. As a spirit, he haunts Carnate, killing various prisoners and guards with his green gas, including ones trying to escape the island from the Malefactors. Attempting to make Torque unleash his inner beast, he later tries to kill him by trapping him in a gas-filled room. Near the end, he's forced to help Torque cross a gap, doing so by gassing an escaping bus and using it as a bridge. A self-described professional claiming to be doing his job, Hermes enjoys the freedom death has given him in regards to killing people, managing to be worse than the actual monsters infesting Carnate.
    • The Suffering: Ties That Bind: The Creeper, originally Luther Stickwell, is a misogynistic, homophobic Serial Killer who haunts what's left of Baltimore. In life, Luther was a former pimp who abused, raped, and murdered several prostitutes before becoming a killer of women, with a body count ranging between 50 and 200. As the Creeper, he continues his killing spree, slaughtering women in a variety of ways, whether it be decapitating them, hanging them in the sewers, burning them alive, or impaling them from behind. He keeps the still-living torsos of three women under his trench coat, using them as Combat Tentacles to kill his victims. He loves bragging about his past exploits to Torque, seeing real men as strong and brutal. If Dr. Killjoy pits him against Torque, Creeper will be ecstatic about killing him, thinking that he's stealing his glory. A psychotic murderer who repulses many, the Creeper manages to outdo even Blackmore in evil.
  • Suikoden series:
    • Suikoden: Neclord, once a power-hungry man who journeyed to the Blue Moon Village of peaceful vampires, willingly had himself made into a vampire. Stealing their Moon Rune, which had kept the thirst for blood of the villagers at bay, the vampires were forced to choose between killing to eat or starving. Joining with Windy, Neclord decimated villages to obtain more True Runes in the name of his avarice. Attacking the village of North Window, Neclord wiped out the population to revive them as an undead army for himself, doing the same to the soldiers of a fortress he was made governor of. Demanding a young girl be sacrificed once per year to be his bride, the screams from Neclord's castle could be heard throughout the village. Returning to North Window, Neclord abducts and murders women who stray too close. Trying to turn the population of Tinto City into yet another undead army, Neclord abducts more women to be his "brides".
    • Suikoden II: Prince Luca Blight, the "Mad Prince" of the Highland Kingdom, relishes in committing murder and expresses disgust to anything that dares live. Having his own child soldiers slaughtered by his men dressed as soldiers from Jowston, Luca happily provokes war just to enjoy the carnage. Burning a village to the ground, Luca makes a point of killing each and every person and when a woman begs for her life, forces her to act like a pig before shouting "Die pig!" when she complies to try and save herself. Decimating a fortress, Luca is found running a teenage boy through with his sword before trying to kill a young girl whose parents he had already murdered, and although she survives his attack, is rendered mute from the trauma. Sacrificing the entire population of a city to the Beast Rune in a bid for more power, Luca's war crimes prove to be so depraved he is eventually betrayed by the Highlanders who assist the player in defeating him, much to Luca's delight at the chance for combat this will provide him. Even dying, Luca declares himself "the true face of evil".
    • Suikoden V: Childerich is the most brutal Psycho for Hire in the Suikoden series. A sadistic psychopath who lives to fight and kill, Childerich centers in on the Prince of Falena, occupying a town and executing people at random as "sympathizers", solely because the town itself was occupied by the rebels. In battle, Childerich happily uses his own men as human shields before escaping and later taking the city of Doraat. During the Second Battle of Doraat, he would have chosen to burn the whole city rather than letting it fall into the hands of the Prince's army. In his final battle with the Prince, Childerich attempts to murder the Prince and his comrades, showing he has nothing but contempt for all that lives and his only enjoyment in life is murder and death.
  • Summon Night: Swordcraft Story: Master Lubert is a traitorous and greedy man whose lust for power would lead him to a series of reprehensible crimes. Working with the army nation Deigleya, Lubert secretly helped them attack and invade Wystern in order to control the ancient monster Parista. Blackmailing fellow Craftlord Ureska to his cause, he forced him to help hide his secret and eliminate anyone who might find out about it. Once the main character and their friends catch wind to this, Lubert orders Ureska to kill them only to commit suicide after losing to them due to guilt and to free his family from Lubert. With Parista about to awaken from his seal Lubert makes his final move to kill the main characters himself. Defeated, he laughs off the ideals of the heroes and calls Ureska a useless fool for following him despite it was him who coerced him in to doing it. All of this leads to Parista awakening and unleashing monsters around the town, with Lubert being the first victim.
  • Sundered: Nyarlathotep, the Crawling Chaos, fostered a utopian subterranean city After the End to manipulate to open a portal to its realm and engulf the whole world in madness. Foiled by the Valkyries, Nyarlathotep's mind was bound to the Shining Trapezohedron. Through this object, the god attempted to corrupt Eshe, the Player Character who stumbled into the city, so as to finish the profane ritual. In the Embrace ending, Eshe is fully corrupted and fully opens the portal, Nyarlathotep giddy at the madness unleashed. In the Resist ending, Nyarlathotep furiously attempts to destroy Eshe for daring to defy him. A cruel deity that offers hope simply to rip it away again, Nyarlathotep is very much in line with Lovecraft's original—a corruptive force that amuses itself with human suffering.
  • Super Mario Bros. franchise: These two Omnicidal Maniacs are shockingly dark for this usually-lighthearted series:
    • Super Paper Mario: Dimentio masquerades as a humorous henchman under Count Bleck's employ, while secretly harboring more sinister designs. Dimentio manipulates every faction towards his ultimate goal to use the Chaos Heart to obliterate reality so that he could create a new one under his control. To this end, Dimentio brainwashes Fracktail and sends him out to be killed by Mario, experiments on his own subordinates with the brain-jacking Floro Sprouts, seemingly murders Mario and his friends by sending them to the Underwhere, and secretly implants a Floro Sprout within Luigi's mind as to revert him back to Mr. L. After Count Bleck is defeated, Dimentio attempts to kill him, seemingly murdering Nastasia in the process. Dimentio seizes Luigi as his host in the final battle and, after his defeat, uses the Chaos Heart to try to destroy reality as an act of spite.
    • Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon: King Boo sheds any of his redeeming qualities from the previous game and becomes an unfettered monster. After his first defeat by Luigi, King Boo is consumed by his lust for revenge, devolving into an uncaring sociopath who would willingly kill everyone and destroy everything just for a chance to get back at his rival. King Boo shatters the Dark Moon, enslaving the minds of the once-docile ghosts of Evershade Valley to his control. Unleashing them on the valley, King Boo abducts Mario himself and several Toads and imprisons them within paintings. Uncaring about his minions, and in a stark contrast to his characterization in the last game, King Boo performs experiments on his ghosts against their will to amplify their destructive potential, and calmly allows his own Boos to be caught and sealed by Luigi. After Luigi gets close to restoring the Dark Moon, King Boo starts to lose it, and tears open a portal to the ghosts' homeworld with the intent to destroy the universe as an act of spite. Once he's foiled, King Boo warps Luigi to his own dimension, announcing his intent to trap Luigi and all his friends in paintings as he conquers the world and "paints the town red".
  • Super Robot Wars franchise:
    • Super Robot Wars Original Generation:
      • Aguilla Setme is the cruel head of the School, a brainwashing academy for Child Soldiers. Setme is responsible for the brainwashing and Mind Rape of countless children into heartless soldiers, and she has no compunction sending them to die as cannon fodder, or to kill civilians. The process is portrayed as a painful and traumatic one as well, with Latooni, one of the "graduates" of the School who is saved having what amounts to PTSD and severe issues. When Arado, one of her "children" manages to escape her, Setme shows no remorse in brainwashing his Love Interest Seolla and sending her to murder him. When Seolla is saved, Setme has their beloved big sister figure Ouka brainwashed to kill them, Ouka only freeing herself long enough to destroy Setme at the cost of her own life. Setme even says they're not even people to her, just test subjects to be used and discarded.
      • The Ax-Crazy, sociopathic Archibald Grims, a Psycho for Hire without a cause, only wants and loves "needless bloodshed, especially from the innocents." He also gleefully forces Elzam to make a Sadistic Choice, whether it's to allow Grims to unleash a deadly nerve gas, killing the entire populace of a colony, or to kill his, Elzam's, own wife to prevent the attack.
      • Lubikka Hakkinen is a brutal, sadistic mercenary who leads attacks on civilian colonies all the while sporting a big Slasher Smile on his face. One of these attacks took the lives of the parents of Tytti Noorbuck, and this wasn't the first atrocity Lubikka had committed. When Tytti exposed him, Lubikka was forced to flee, becoming a mercenary raider who still carried out war crimes, except now he possesses a fixation on making Tytti suffer. He targets her friends and kills her lover Ricardo, all to hurt the one person who escaped him before he plans to kill her as well.
    • Super Robot Wars Alpha 3: Keisar Ephes, true ruler of the Balmarrian Empire, was once a great hero who succumbed to darkness and became one of the most evil beings in the Super Robot Wars franchise. Known then as Augustus, Keisar Ephes allowed sacrifices in his name, devouring the souls of those given to him. Initiating the invasion of Earth, Keisar Ephes continued to devour the souls of the fallen before finally revealing himself and his true plans: to destroy the heroes and consume their souls as well before annihilating the entire universe and recreating it as a place of eternal suffering where he could lord over his victims like a God.
    • Super Robot Wars Judgment: Jua-Mu Dalby may not be one at the beginning, but he certainly is an extremely nasty individual despite his youthful appearance. While he's extremely loyal to Al-Van, he completely looks down on Earthlings, insulting them at every chance possible with no chance of even considering them a Worthy Opponent, like Fu-Lu Mulu. He is also responsible for partaking in the destruction of Ashalley Kreutzer facility, mentally scarring his "mentor" Calvina Coulange, and unlike Al-Van, Jua-Mu has no regrets and conflict over it, he just enjoys slaughtering humans over the superiority complex he has as a Fury. When Al-Van is demoted and Jua-Mu took an increase in power via injection of massive Larseium, what remains of his sanity goes away, and instead he punts up his Ax-Crazy Jerkass behavior to the point he's extremely loud in not just insulting humanity, but also personally carrying out mass slaughter on them.
    • Super Robot Wars V: Lord Embryo is as awful here as he was in his home series. Having manipulated the annihilation of the Ancient Humans, Embryo creates a new world with brutal systems against those born without Mana, or "Norma", using them as cannon fodder in a war against the DRAGON people to kill as many of the DRAGON as possible and harvest energy from their bodies. Embryo, desiring to purge his humanity of less desired elements, also manipulates the Innovators, Amalgam Blue Cosmos and more to launch terrorist attacks or brutal, genocidal campaigns that leave countless innocents dead. Deciding to destroy the World of Mana and start over, Embryo plans to kill all the humans trapped in the world while kidnapping every heroine to Mind Rape them into his sex slaves to breed a new race of humanity, even trying to murder them and Ange, the object of his obsession, when they refuse to be his playthings.
  • SWAT 4: Andrew Taronne is the manipulative and sociopathic leader of the fanatical Children of Taronne. Originally a Renegade Splinter Faction that broke off from a separatist group, Taronne indoctrinated dozens of men and women into his doomsday cult, purchasing an abandoned building to keep brainwashing them until they are reduced to lunatics who are more than willing to sacrifice themselves for him. Promising to his followers that they would be reborn as "higher beings" after death, Taronne planned on not only exploding the building with all Taronnians inside but also destroying a section of the neighborhood, taking other innocents with him. Ready to kill his own believers to intimidate the SWAT, Taronne knew of their arrival in advance and made the Taronnians murder their own children to emotionally break the law enforcement.
  • Syndicate (2012): Jack Denham, EuroCorp's power-hungry CEO, and Agent Jules Merit, his bloodthirsty enforcer, are a monstrous duo. While Jack kidnaps babies to turn them into soldiers and eliminate any competition to his corporation, Merit happily leads his men and guns down any unfortunate civilians caught in his sights, encouraging his subordinates to do the same. Wishing to take the whole world under their grasp, Jack has a block of rioting civilians starved to death for opposing him, and when they learn of a scientist under them going rogue, Merit uses Electric Torture to mentally break her.
  • Syphon Filter series: Gabriel "Gabe" Logan and Lian Xing have faced many terrible people in their mission to stop the titular virus, with these being the worst:
    • Erich Rhoemer, from the first and third game, is the leader of the terrorist organization Black Baton, and Gabe's most personal enemy. Responsible for multiple bombings and plane hijackings before partnering with Pharcom, Rhoemer is placed in charge of creating the Syphon Filter virus. Hearing that the Agency sent men out to stop him, he captures, tortures, and holds Agent Ellis captive, then has his laboratory burned, the cure destroyed, and Ellis executed once Gabe and Lian arrive. Escaping to Washington, D.C., he detonates the city's subway system and has multiple virus-filled bombs planted in a park in an attempt to infect the entire city. When Gabe invades his hideout, Rhoemer kidnaps and infects Lian with the virus. Occupying underground catacombs, he has people captured and used as test subjects for the virus, ordering every one of them executed when Gabe is caught sneaking around. Rhoemer later decides to steal a nuclear missile, fill it with the virus, and launch it anywhere, not caring where it lands or the possibility that it might start a third World War.
    • Vincent Hadden, the Big Bad of the original trilogy, is the traitorous Secretary of State and head of the Agency who seeks to increase his political power. Working for the corrupt Mihai Niculescu, Hadden secretly creates the Arms Consortium, an illegal black market where weapons would be sold to foreign terrorists, planning to sell the Siphon Filter virus at a high price. He plans to have terrorists use the virus to wreak havoc on American soil and step in to save the day, hoping to use that clout to become President. Selling the virus to rebellious Chinese General Shi-Hao, knowing full well that he would use it to infect China and Russia and start a war with them, he kills any of his agents aware of the conspiracy. When Gabe starts getting in the way of his plans, Hadden tries to have him and Lian arrested and blamed for the conspiracy, hoping to throw everyone working for him under the bus and escape scot-free.
    • The Omega Strain: The aforementioned Mihai Niculescu is the Greater-Scope Villain of the original trilogy, and one of the game's main threats. A psychotic banker, Mihai created the Syphon Filter virus as a bioweapon to be sold for money, using his connections to have it sold to countless terrorist and criminal groups, which he also funds with his own bank money. Using Vincent Hadden's Consortium as a way to sell the virus, Niculescu allowed Hadden to kill anybody who came close to the conspiracy and start wars to keep the virus profitable, having Mara Aramov murder him when his plans are exposed. Creating the Omega Strain virus to be more powerful than his previous Syphon Filter, Niculescu allows the rogue Ivankov to nuke Moscow, believing the missile to be filled with his own virus, and hoping to sell a vaccine to the survivors.
  • System Shock: After her ethical restraints are removed, the evil AI SHODAN begins thinking of herself as the proper ruler of humanity. Fancying herself a goddess, SHODAN takes over the space station she's on and has the humans on board killed or horribly converted into cyborgs to be used as her puppets. In the sequel, SHODAN is revealed to be the creator of the monstrous being called The Many that assimilates innocent humans and enlists the help of the player character to destroy her wayward creation. SHODAN disposes of those in her way and reveals she plans to resume her goals of conquering humanity or replacing it with a sea of perfect machinery. Disdaining humans, SHODAN is viciously emotional and hatefully sadistic and cruel, stopping at nothing to achieve the godhood she craves.
  • T.R.A.G.: Tactical Rescue Assault Group—Mission of Mercy: Miguel is the leader of a terrorist organization out to acquire a disc that would launch the Garland System Satellite upon the Earth. Hired by Professor Vault, he would later betray him by trapping him inside a computer, seeking to use the satellite to rule the world. Invading the Togusa building and allowing his men to murder everyone there, he lets Gasshu deploy a bomb set to destroy the entire building, murders Professor Howard in a hostage trade for the disc, and sets the satellite to blow up the entire town while he makes an escape.
  • Tactics Ogre: Let Us Cling Together (Episode VII):
    • Hierophant Leundar Balbatos/Cardinal Rayunder Barbatos, the king of Galgastan, started a war to try and take over the rest of the lands. He ordered the slaughter of the Walister forces and had their leader, Duke Ronwey, imprisoned. He has numerous concentration camps set up across the lands, and has his henchmen slaughter nearby villages. He also murdered Nybbas's son, Debordes, and allows Nybbas to continue his experiments in necromancy, permitting him to turn dead enemies and allies alike into zombie slaves.
    • Death Master Nybeth Obidlord/Nybbas Obderhode, Barbatos's chief necromancer, specializes in turning the dead of both the enemies and allies into zombie slaves. When his son Debordes was killed by Barbatos, Nybbas didn't care, and even had his son turned into a zombie. When the process left Debordes as a hulking brute with no intelligence, Nybbas felt no remorse. The PSP remake makes him even more monstrous, when in the Chaotic route, he organized a zombie attack in Balmamusa that killed Orias, his own daughter. It's also revealed that he had another family of necromancers killed and kept the youngest daughter alive just so that he could show her the zombified versions of her family before ordering them to kill her.
  • Tekken series: Bryan Fury, making his debut in Tekken 3, was once a Dirty Cop with ties to drugs. Killed in a shootout, his body was taken by Dr. Abel who revived him as a cyborg. After two years, Fury's body began to break down, but he was saved by Yoshimitsu and his friend Dr. Bosconovitch. As thanks for saving his life and making him stronger, Fury murdered Yoshimitsu's Manji Clan brothers and almost killed Bosconovitch, earning Yoshimitsu's undying hatred. Determined to unlock his full potential, Bryan entered the King Of Iron Fist Tournament 5, but Yoshimitsu forced him to retreat. Frustrated, Bryan traveled to battlegrounds across the world, killing and destroying until he grew bored of how easy it all was. Giddy to crush anyone that would provide him with entertainment and a challenge, Bryan Fury is consistently portrayed as one of the cruelest fighters despite his lack of resources.
  • Tenchu series: Onikage, chief servant and Psycho Supporter of the demonic Lord Mei-Oh, is a sinister undead ninja who went by the name Suzaku when serving the ninja revolutionary group The Burning Dawn, where he subtly manipulates the group and assists in its brutal actions. When his own lover is mortally wounded by the hero Rikimaru, Onikage ruthlessly kills her, declaring he has no love for weakness. Later assisting the rise of Mei-Oh with massacres and assisting evil cults in murders and transforming innocents into monsters, Onikage continues to return and engineers another war, with Rikimaru forced to kill over and over again. Killing and replacing the adviser to Lord Gohda, Onikage ends up burning down one of Gohda's castes, revealing himself when he takes Gohda's daughter Princess Kiku hostage and forcing Rikimaru to stab through her fatally to kill Onikage himself. Obsessed with the darker side of human nature and creating a world of chaos and carnage, Onikage repeatedly proves himself to be Tenchu's darkest villain.
  • Terranigma:
    • Dark Gaia/The Devil is the ruler of the Darkside who plans to take complete control over the world. Creating the village of Crysta and Ark to be used as his pawns for world domination, Gaia, posing as the village's Elder, manipulates Ark into opening Pandora's Box and crystallizing everybody in Crysta. Tricking Ark into awakening Dr. Beruga from his slumber in order to use his resources to start another apocalypse and rule over a new world, Gaia brainwashes Elle's Darkside counterpart into killing a baby Ark, before later taunting Ark about how his entire life was a lie.
    • The aforementioned Dr. Beruga is a Nobel Peace Prize winner who has discovered the secret to immortality, which involves turning people into zombies. With this knowledge in mind, Beruga sought to eliminate the weak and create a world populated by those he deemed worthy of immortality, with him as their ruler. Creating the Asmodeus virus that he used to wipe out 90% of humanity, Beruga sealed himself inside a chamber to be reawakened by Dark Gaia once the world has been restored. While in slumber, he establishes a cult that kidnaps people to be turned into zombies. Awakened by Ark, Beruga thanks him by killing him and unleashes the Asmodeus virus on Neotokio, killing everyone there.
  • Tex Murphy: Under a Killing Moon: Lowell Percival is the secret leader of the Crusade of Genetic Purity. Seeking to "cleanse" the Earth of impure life, Percival has his top assassin, the Chameleon, eliminate a great deal of obstacles and loose ends to get his hands on the necessary component to create a powerful virus. Testing it on unwilling subjects, Percival intends to release it into the atmosphere of earth, exterminating all life save the few he deems worthy to survive in his space station, the Moon Child.
  • Thief series: Here are the worst Garrett has faced:
    • Thief II: The Metal Age: Father Karras is behind the Mechanists, a faction that split from the Hammerites due to Karras's desires for the destruction of all organic life. Karras rebuilds his faction around his own twisted ego rather than their god, the Master Builder, even placing himself above said god. Responsible for kidnapping countless homeless people in the city and turning them into twisted mechanoid abominations, he is introduced using his special rust gas to painfully kill two innocent people as a simple demonstration for a corrupt sheriff. Karras plans to use the rust gas to wipe out all organic life in the city while attempting genocide on the woodland people.
    • Thief: Deadly Shadows: Gamall, The Hag, is an immortal Serial Killer who maintains her immortality by killing children, before ripping the skin off her victims and wearing it as her own, having done this for centuries. Wanting to re-infiltrate the Keepers organization she was excommunicated from to learn their secrets, she murders a little girl to take her appearance. Once inside, she murders her teacher Caduca so she can take to her position as Interpreter. When the Keepers learns the truth about Gamall, she slaughters most of them. She later kills and steals the skin of Garrett's long-time friend Artemus before strangling First Keeper Orland to death when he tries to redeem himself.
    • Thief (2014): Thief-Taker General Thaddeus Harlan is The Dragon to Baron Northcrest, but lacks his master's good intentions for the City, in favor of needless greed. Creating the "Black Tax" to squeeze the already-depleting resources of the poor, he would hang those who don't pay his taxes, killing hundreds. He would then search their corpses for valuables, later killing one of his own men when he didn't thoroughly search his assigned corpse. Going to a brothel he brutally beats and nearly rapes a prostitute, with it later being implied that he's a pedophile. Thaddeus later switches sides to The Baron's half-brother Orion, helping The Graven cause more chaos in the City, so he could draw out Garrett and kill him.
  • The Thing (2002): Colonel R.C. Whitley is revealed to be a power-hungry madman who sends two teams to investigate Outpost 31, resulting in the Alpha Team being infected and picked off by the creatures infected by the Thing. Whitley is revealed to be collaborating with, before taking control, of Gen Inc. to research the Thing, eventually isolating what is dubbed the Cloud Virus, which Whitley seeks to weaponize. Whitley infects himself after showing an immunity, and demonstrates that he is in control when he kills Dr. Faraday for trying to eradicate the virus. Whitley plans on distributing the virus and the infected creatures around the world through a fleet of planes. When foiled, Whitley reveals his new plan to use an evacuation team to spread the infection on a global scale, with him ruling supreme. A cold-blooded murderer with a god complex, and seeking to use the virus for world domination, Colonel Whitley is metaphorically and—eventually, literally—a representation of the Thing as a human.
  • Thing Thing series: The CEO, real name unknown, is the director of Systems Corp., a corporation that creates super soldiers and other Bio-Weapons. In order to do this, Systems Corp. subjects its projects to inhumane experiments, tormenting the artificial humans until they become mindless killers. The CEO runs Systems Corp. with an iron fist, and treats his employees abysmally. To this end, we see a poster in Thing-Thing 4 threatening to punish slacking with electrocution, not to mention his cavalier attitude towards sending his employees to their demises. When the behavioral modification treatment backfires on Project 154, turning him into a vengeance thirsty sociopathic mass murderer, the CEO sends many waves of his employees after 154. When 154 reaches the CEO's office, the CEO casually explains via monitor that despite all of the former's efforts, which costed the company millions of dollars, and caused the deaths of numerous employees, the latter is just an expendable clone, before removing the latter's healing factor, and sending more people to kill him. Once 154 dies, the CEO plans to rework 154's genetics and profit off of the results.
  • Thrill Kill:
    • Cleetus: Cleetus T. Radley was a cannibalistic Serial Killer before dying of a tapeworm. Partaking in the Thrill Kill tournament to be brought back from the dead, Cleetus will often devour or dismember his opponents. If he is brought back, Cleetus will toss a health inspector into a meat grinder for giving him a bad review. It is then revealed he is now selling his victims' meat to the unsuspecting masses.
    • Dr. Faustus: Gabriel Faustus was a deranged plastic surgeon who disfigured many of his patients for no other reason than because he could. Upon dying and going to Hell, he took part in the Thrill Kill tournament to be reincarnated. Faustus is an animal in combat, often biting off his opponents' heads or disfiguring them like he did his previous victims. If he wins and is reincarnated, Faustus kills one of his patients while trying to attach his signature jaws to their face.
    • Mammoth: Franklin Peppermint was a postal worker who killed his coworkers and customers after being fired. Becoming a monstrous, fur-covered beast in Hell, Mammoth joins the Thrill Kill tournament to be resurrected. Mammoth uses his immense strength to tear his opponents limb from limb, often beating them to death with the severed limbs or just leaving them to bleed to death. If he wins, he is brought back to Earth still trapped in his monstrous form, and proceeds to kill an innocent old lady by stuffing her and her dog in a mailbox.
  • Thor: The Dark World: The Official Game: Malekith the Accursed, the leader of the Dark Elves and the root of all evil in the game, differs from the version seen in the film. Desiring to return the universe to the "darkness" that existed before life sprouted throughout the cosmos, Malekith begins collecting powerful Uru weapons to use in a ritual to fullfill his desire. Sending his minions throughout the Nine Realms, Malekith has innocents killed, monstrous creatures released, and entire villages razed to the ground, all in various attempts to distract Thor from stopping him. With no loyalty to his "partners", as seen when he betrayed and attempted to murder both the Frost Giants and the God of Mischief, Loki, when they outlived their usefulness, Malekith proclaims himself a god before trying to wipe out all life in the universe, so as to make the Dark Elves the reigning power once again, with himself as ruler supreme.
  • Time Crisis series:
    • Wild Dog, mastermind behind the terrorist-for-hire group Wild Dog Organization, is the Arch-Enemy of the VSSE, who has allied himself with dictatorships and warmongering lunatics all for the sake of a payday. Fostering as much chaos as he can, on his own accord, Wild Dog murdered one of his bosses for the sake of taking his robot army to have them take over the world himself; apprenticed an equally-psychopathic disciple named Wild Fang; and, in the mobile spinoff 2nd Strike, tortures the director of DARPA to steal nerve gas and murdered another scientist to keep him quiet. Wild Dog tries to unleash the nerve gas on an entire city, to distract from his real goal: leading a six-pronged nuclear attack to annihilate cities all over the glove, simply for the thrill of it.
    • Time Crisis 3: Giorgio Zott, bloodthirsty leader of the Zagorias Federation, plunges the Mediterranean country of Lukano into a brutal war by forcefully occupying one of its neighboring islands. Kidnapping the resistance forces sent to apprehend him and threatening to execute them all, Zott eventually reveals he simply intends to wipe out all of Lukano with a nuclear bomb, laughing he should have done so ages ago.
    • Time Crisis 4: Lieutenant Colonel Gregory Barrows, stymied by the US Army's failure to recognize his achievements in service, decides to destroy the entire country in revenge. Developing a weapon known as "Terror Bites" that devour their victims, Barrows uses the Terror Bites to destroy everything he can, having an entire military base massacred by them and wiping out waves of the National Guard sent to stop him. In the end, Barrows has his men fly out across the USA, intending to have every single major city bombed to rubble to destroy the US.
    • Time Crisis 5: Robert Baxter, a rogue VSSE agent and one of the protagonists of 2, is shockingly revealed to be the mastermind behind the events of 5, having murdered his own ally Christy and framed his longtime friend Keith Martin for it. Intent on erasing the VSSE entirely, Baxter reveals he has possession of a drug that reduces those affected by it to violent, mindless zombies, testing it on dozens and intending to deploy it all over the planet to reset the world and put himself on top.
    • Razing Storm spinoff: Paulo Guerra is a jingoist revolutionary in an unnamed country who pursued a path of terrorism out of disgust for his country and the American influence on it. Guerra has the guards at the penitentiary he's imprisoned at massacred by his forces, and puts himself in a seat of power by kidnapping the President then torturing him into catatonia, having his iris agonizingly scanned to gain access to his country's nuclear codes. Turning his own country into a war-torn hellhole and even trying to provoke the American soldiers into slaughtering his own citizens to frame them in a bad light, Guerra finally reveals his intention to nuke America into oblivion, tying one of the heroes to the missile and even spitefully revealing he wired the detonator inside the man to force his allies to kill him for any chance of stopping the nuke.
  • TimeSplitters: Future Perfect: Jacob Crow is a founder of the Brotherhood of Ultra Science and the creator of the titular TimeSplitters. Desiring to become immortal, Jacob organized cruel experiments on hundreds of people, turning them in to either mindless mutants or zombies. Learning about Time Crystals and their power, Crow uses them to travel in time, acquire large amount of wealth and power to create his own company, which he uses to breed special race of mutants, TimeSplitters, and uses them as genetic material to turn himself into a grotesque, half-robotic creature who doesn't age. When Sergeant Cortez from the year 2401 travels to the past and tells Jacob that his TimeSplitters drove humanity nearly to extinction, Crow simply laughs it off, saying that TimeSplitters are genetic superiors to humanity and they should annihilate and replace humanity.
  • Tomb Raider
    • Tomb Raider: The Angel of Darkness: Pieter Van Eckhardt is easily the most evil opponent Lara has had. He is not only a remorseless Serial Killer who collects alchemically altered body parts from his murder victims, he also systematically betrays and kills the other members of his group to make sure his secrets remain hidden. He seems to inspire loyalty solely through fear.
    • Tomb Raider: Anniversary: Even crueler than her original counterpart, Jacqueline Natla is the true Big Bad of the rebooted series. Originally part of the ruling council of Atlantis, Natla attempted a coup against her fellow rulers to become the sole authority, though was stopped and sealed away for her crime. Freed by a nuclear test at the end of World War II, Natla manipulates Lara into helping her collect pieces of a powerful Atlantean device. Betraying and trying to kill Lara after she's completed her task, Natla intends to create an army of monsters with which to conquer the world. Returning in Underworld, Natla manipulates both Lara and her seeming master and sends a doppelganger of Lara to her mansion, killing Lara's friend and setting it ablaze in the process. When Lara tries to take revenge on Natla, she strings her along by promising to help her free her mother and orders the doppelganger to kill her boss, no longer seeing her as useful. Revealing Lara's mother to be dead and mockingly revealing she killed her father personally, Natla unveils her goal to be to release the Midgard serpent to destroy humanity. Even while dying, Natla spitefully orders the doppelganger to kill Lara and then herself, bitter to the end.
    • Tomb Raider (2013): The first game of the 2nd Continuity Reboot has this Big Bad Duumvirate:
      • Himiko, the Sun Queen of Yamatai, extended her rule for centuries by possessing numerous women. When her latest sacrifice kills herself, Himiko brings a curse upon Yamatai, resulting in all her subjects dying and her soldiers transformed into her immortal slaves. She would also create storms to entrap hundreds of people into her cursed island; among these people includes the bellow-mentioned Mathias who she convinces to bring Samantha Nishimura for her to posses. Though seemingly gone, the comic book series reveals that she has survived and inhabits Sam's body, driving her insane. With Sam being commissioned to an asylum, Himiko succeeds in obtaining full control of Sam's body, where she kills everyone there before escaping and brainwashing many men into servitude; she has one throw a grenade at a house full of innocent people because she thought Lara Croft was there. Himiko then heads back to Yamatai to reclaim her throne and the powers needed to spread her dark influence throughout the world.
      • Father Mathias, upon being stranded on Yamatai island, tricks many of his fellow survivors into sailing off said island to prove that escaping by boat was impossible, uncaring about their deaths. Forming the Solarii Brotherhood based around the aforementioned Himiko, he only uses the Sun Queen to distract his followers while he tries to escape alone, showing no true loyalty to her or his cult; he has his initiates go through days or even weeks without food or water, with many driven to cannibalism. Callous to the deaths of his followers and allies alike, Mathias kills one of his own for objecting to his order to blow up a bridge some his men were on, and leaves Dr. Whitman to his death after convincing him to betray the other survivors. He then attempts to sacrifice Samantha Nishimura to Himiko, knowing that this would free her and doom the entire world.
  • Torment: Tides of Numenera:
    • The Changing God is a powerful immortal who brought untold torment to the Ninth World by abusing the titular Tides to fuel his eternal life. He was once a normal man who sought a way to live forever to cure his ill daughter and found a way by crafting new bodies and transferring his mind into them using the Tides. This drew the wrath of the Sorrow, the Tide's immune system, and the Changing God would throw away everything that made him human, and even abandoned his daughter to the Sorrow, to preserve his immortality. The castoff bodies he created gained minds of their own and the Changing God used them as nothing more than tools, often leaving them in mortal harm to save his own life. This negligence caused the Endless Battle between him and the castoffs, which he fought with earnest by brainwashing thousands to join his armies and by using the numenera as Weapon of Mass Destruction. His ultimate solution to escape death was to create a device called the Resonance Chamber to infuse the thousands of castoffs he created into his body in a process that left them in constant agony in his mind until their very psyche was shredded into oblivion. In truth their greatest enemy, the Changing God proved to be a worse threat to the castoffs and the Ninth World than the Sorrow itself ever could.
    • The Bloom is an impossibly ancient predator that transcends dimensions to feast on the negative emotions and suffering that it itself propagates. Initially presented as a a mindless organism that devours others at random, the Bloom is ultimately revealed to be a devious monster that will manipulate everyone that lives inside of it to engorge itself on its favorite prey: other predators. The Bloom gifts a powerful individual called the Memovira with control over the maws and tendrils within it to create an environment of desperation and survival in its populace and feeding off the despair, guilt, and anguish that result. The Bloom will eventually tire of the Memovira and devour them before starting the cycle anew. Wishing to be worshiped as a god, the Bloom secretes its juices to mind control a cult into following its every command, and forces them to exterminate anyone who tries to discover its secrets. A truly terrible fate awaits those fully devoured by the Bloom as it drags them to its heart where their shades fight in constant turmoil for the Bloom's amusement while feeding off their hatred and despair until they lose all semblance of who they were and merge with the Bloom itself. The Bloom has been to a hundred thousand worlds and devoured billions to satisfy its never-ending hunger.
  • Trauma Center:
    • Under the Knife: Erich von Raitenau, aka Adam, is the hypocritical Nietzsche Wannabe leader of a terrorist organization who believes medicine is a product of the devil and mankind deserves to be destroyed for rejecting the "gift" of death. In order to do so, he has created artificial parasites called GUILT, all of which are highly contagious and capable of killing their victims in horrible ways all while claiming biblical justification by equating GUILT with the Seven Plagues of Revelation and himself with the "devouring angel" Abbadon (yup, the one with the locusts) while boasting to Derek that he alone will watch as Derek and friends burn in Hell. When Derek and Angie join the raid on Delphi's floating headquarters, they discover Adam has kept seven children (dubbed "Sinners" to go with his deranged ideology) in a nightmarish near-death state as culture grounds for the GUILT.
    • Under the Knife 2: Heinrich von Raitenau is the grandson of Adam, and is just as bad as his grandfather. He shares all the atrocities of the game with fellow Big Bad Patrick Mercer. Having inherited his grandfather's legacy, at an old age himself, Heinrich experiments on and uses children, including his own (whom he doesn’t care if they die), as GUILT hosts, to see if they'll survive. Some die and the lucky ones that don't barely survive. He also manages to give GUILT to another villain, and while Heinrich is ultimately killed by the virus he so precariously used, he managed to give Derek Stiles's nurse Angie Thompson GUILT, giving Derek a Sadistic Choice between her life or Heinrich's children. In the end he was a petty, self-centered scientist who only cared about advancing his own research even at the cost of others.
  • Tribes: Vengeance:
    • Olivia, the Evil Aunt of heroine Julia, engineers a great deal of the misery in the game, resulting in the assassination of her own father and the death of her sister Victoria's lover Daniel. Olivia keeps a pointless war between the Tribes and Empire going with many casualties simply to grind the Tribes down further, employing Seti to cause as much damage as possible. At the end, Olivia tries to murder her own niece and stage a "freighter accident" to kill numerous civilians to prolong the bloody war.
    • The aforementioned Seti, leader of the Blood Eagles, is a savage killer who leads military attacks for money, fun and carnage. Killing many, many people and attacking the imperial palace to frame the Phoenix tribe for the bloodshed, Seti also takes several hostages when he faces the Phoenixes and they deduce he plans to murder them regardless of his demands being met. Seti attempts to put Olivia's plan into motion to stage a crash on the imperial world to kill countless citizens, relishing the prospect of the coming war.
  • Turok games:
    • Evolution has the Big Bad and The Heavy:
      • Lord Tyrannus, tyrannical Tyrannosaurus and tyrant of the Lost Land, seeks to initiate a full purge to all who would resist his bloody rule. Tyrannus has the Slegs wreak wide swaths of slaughter throughout the Lost Land, appointing the bloodthirsty Tobias Bruckner to his cause to cause even further destruction. Tyrannus's ultimate goal is to topple the city of Galyanna, even unveiling a super weapon called The Juggernaut to utterly destroy it and its populace, seeking nothing less than to cull millions afterwards to assure his grip on the Lost Land.
      • The "Red Snake", the aforementioned Captain Tobias Bruckner, Arch-Enemy of Tal'set, is a murderous, racist Confederate who massacres Tal'set's entire tribe at the beginning of the game, plunged into the Lost Lands after with his arm cut off. Tyrannus refashions Bruckner into a cyborg to give Bruckner the chance to slake his thirst for revenge against Tal'set, leading to the village that takes Tal'set in kidnapped by his forces and set for execution. Bruckner continues to spearhead further bloodshed and tries in earnest to destroy Galyanna, trying to slay Tal'set one last time astride a Tyrannosaurus.
    • Turok (2008 Continuity Reboot): Roland Kane is the leader of Wolf Pack, as well as the Evil Mentor of Joseph Turok in the backstory. Kane's brutal training fashioned his recruits into hardened killers with no hesitations about murdering innocents, proven when Kane accidentally massacres numerous innocents in Columbia—to his complete apathy, vowing to find his target if he has to kill every peasant in the country and blowing out the brains of a young girl Turok accidentally injures. In the present, Kane has sold out his services to the Mendel-Gruman Corporation, turning the toxins produced by the terraformed planet's wildlife into a lethal airborne bioweapon he tests on a facility full of his own men. Greed manifest, Kane intends to sell the toxin as a weapon, all for a quick buck.
  • Twisted Metal franchise:
    • Black: Needles Kane, better known as Sweet Tooth, is a sadistic Serial Killer who lacks his humorous nature from the classic games. Developing a lust for blood after making his first kill with precise skill and no remorse, Sweet Tooth goes on a massive killing spree, murdering his victims, which includes people who were unlucky to have crossed his path, in incredibly gruesome manners. One of these murders includes Axel's wife, in which Sweet Tooth mailed Axel his wife's body, piece by piece. He's also implied to have murdered his father, Charlie Kane, who was trying to keep the latter's son away from him due to his nature. After being cursed by a preacher to suffer pain that grew every day, and then locked up in Blackfield Asylum, he agrees to Calypso's offer of competing in Twisted Metal in exchange for lifting the curse, planning to kill Calypso afterward. After winning the contest, which he took great pleasure in due to all the killing, he is given a vial to lift the curse, but at the price of no longer being able to kill. Choosing to live with the curse rather than giving up killing, he smashes the vial and then proceeds to fatally slash Calypso's throat, before declaring his intentions of becoming the greatest killer of all time.
    • The 2012 reboot gives these two characters Adaptational Villainy:
      • This adaption of Calypso lacks the humor of the original, and is more serious and demonic. Calypso is the creator and host of Twisted Metal, a demolition derby that attracts some of the vilest people with the lure of a wish. This tournament has killed numerous innocent bystanders through its destruction around public places. Calypso completely intended this, loving the carnage and destruction it leaves. He even instigates some of his contestants to participate, manipulating them in situations that would make them desperate enough for a wish. What they don't know is that whatever this wish is, Calypso intends to use it to kill the victim in some way after they finished entertaining him, and then trap their souls in his painting where he enjoys the screams of pain and agony. A sadistic entity, this version of Calypso brutally kills thousands out of entertainment.
      • Dollface, real name Krista Sparks, is a selfish model who, in order to get to the top, sabotages several models on a catwalk and outright murders one of them with a sledgehammer after said model is chosen for a prize photo shoot. After an accident which badly damages her face, and when her doctor failed to fix a little scar on her face after several surgeries, Dollface decapitates him with a chainsaw. Before joining Twisted Metal in order to remove her mask and become beautiful again, she gained several mooks with the same thinking as her, and when one of her mooks asks Dollface if most of them will get their wishes, Dollface shoots her.
  • TY the Tasmanian Tiger 3: Night of the Quinkan: The Quinking is the leader of the Quinkan with an contempt for all life, which he desires to kill or enslave. Prior to the events of the game, he has his forces invade the Dreaming, seeking to conquer it and kill all of the Bunyips. After being summoned to Southern Rivers by Boss Cass, he forces Cass to become his slave before sending his forces to invade Southern Rivers, destroying Buramudgee and turning the rest of the land into a hellish war zone in the process, so he can have them prepare for his arrival so he can destroy all life and enslave any survivors. When Ty returns and helps Bush Rescue fight back against the Quinkan, he attempts to have Hexaquin kill Ty. When this fails, he has his forces kidnap Shazza to use her as bait for Ty so the Dragonquin can kill him. After Ty acquires the Shadowrang and prepares to assault the Quinkan homeworld, he sends his forces to stop him, nearly killing Ty's friends in the process.
  • Tyranny: The Voices of Nerat—"Nerat" for short—the Archon of Secrets, is the most vile being in a setting where evil is the norm. Nerat commands of the Scarlet Chorus, one of the main armies of Kyros the Overlord. Under Nerat's direction, the Chorus engages in a campaign of murder, torture, and rape. The Chorus's favorite method of recruitment is the Culling, where captive villagers are forced to fight their families to the death for the right to live and join the Chorus. Nerat has the power to steal the minds of those he tortures, and subjects these minds to eternal torment. If the Fatebinder chooses to work with Nerat, Nerat will order them to bring certain people, some of whom are loyal servants of Kyros, to him. When the Fatebinder returns to Nerat after doing so, they will invariably find the corpse of said person impaled on a spike, their mind having been stolen by Nerat. If the Fatebinder continues working with Nerat in the endgame, Nerat will reward the Fatebinder's loyalty by attempting to steal the Fatebinder's mind. Nerat only cares for two things: stealing more minds to join his "Voices", and inflicting pain and suffering. Nerat is so repulsive that almost the entire Scarlet Chorus considers him to be one of the most disgusting monsters to have ever walked the face of Terratus.
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  • Ultraman Fighting Evolution Rebirth: Alien Mephilas ("Malicious Alien") is an evil alien invader and the true mastermind of the story. Forcing the redeemed Chaos Header back into its corrupted form, he makes it corrupt monsters and unleashes multiple monster attacks to gather data. He then unleashes the Chaosroids on the Land of Light, nearly sending its orbit spiraling out of control by having S steal the Ultra Key, nearly lets it freeze in the cold by having U destroy the Plasma Spark, and has T steal the Ultra Bell and destroy a portion of the city. Possessing Chaos Darkness, Mephilas brutalizes Ultraman Agul, Gaia, and Tiga before forcing the entity to try and kill its now ally Cosmos. When Cosmos tries to free Chaos Header, Mephilas fully merges with it and dissolves a portion of the city. Upon defeat, Mephilas sees the whole situation as little more than a sick game.
  • Umineko Golden Fantasia: Black Battler, who also appears in "Forgery no.XXX", is a negative Palette Swap of regular Battler Ushiromiya who lacks the good-guy depths that his real counterpart does. Not only does he talk about killing everyone on Rokkenjima, he also suggests to female characters that he's going to rape them, and he "tastes" male characters. He has a wicked habit of killing anyone he feels like killing, strictly For the Evulz, and laughing about it.
  • Uncharted series:
    • Among Thieves: Zoran Lazarević is a war criminal responsible for mass murder and torture across the globe, and is working to find Shambhala throughout the game. Invading a Nepalese city currently engulfed in a civil war, Lazarević begins tearing the city apart and killing anyone in his way while looking for clues to Shambhala's location. Lazarević introduces himself to Nathan Drake by killing one of his wounded friends, then trying to do the same to him. Pursued by Drake into the mountains of Nepal, Lazarević leads an attack on a defenseless village in an effort to kill him, murdering numerous innocents in the process. Shooting one of his own soldiers after Nate tried to use the man as a hostage, Lazarević takes Drake's love interests as hostages to force him to find a way into Shambhala, where Zoran plans to use its power to make him and his army invincible, then Take Over the World. When beaten, Lazarević tries to force Drake to kill him and embrace his merciless outlook on the world. Viewing leaders like Hitler, Stalin, Genghis Khan, and Pol Pot as "great men," Zoran Lazarević made his mark as the most evil villain Nathan Drake ever encountered.
    • The Lost Legacy: Asav is the leader of an Indian insurgency war group bent on destabilizing the current government of India and instituting his own rule. Waging a years-long war against the Indian government, dragging several cities into his conflict and turning one into a war-torn cesspool he lords over, Asav kidnaps the treasure hunter Sam Drake to assist him in searching for the legendary Tusk of Ganesh under threat of death. Once capturing Chloe Frazer and Nadine Ross, Asav forces the former to retrieve the Tusk for her lest he torture Nadine and Sam to death in front of her, after which he leaves the trio to drown anyway. Asav ultimately trades the Tusk of Ganesh for a warhead he intends to detonate in a populated marketplace, killing thousands of innocents, to instigate a civil war where he will finally "cleanse" his land of "half-bloods" and "peasants". Though claiming he has the ruthless blood of the old kings in him and is doing what his gods would think right, Asav completely ignores said gods and ancestors' true honor and peaceable nature, instead using his belief system as the catalyst for an ethnic cleansing of all those he deems unworthy of his rule.
  • Unreal Tournament III: Akasha is the Necris High Inquisitor of the Necris forces in Story Mode. Described as one who "slaughters civilians for a living", Akasha led the the Twin Souls massacre that killed the friends and family of James "Reaper" Hawkins and his sister, Sarah "Jester" Hawkins, with Terrence "Othello" Marshall being an unfortunate witness to the bloodshed. Also commanding the Krall, she has them raze an unknown human colony at the beginning, an operation she personally led, rendering Reaper himself unconscious after gunning down a soldier. Hiding out in "Sentinel" for the rest of the story, Akasha has her forces continue their tirade on Taryd and the rest of Earth, including the complete destruction and takeover of a thriving city. When Reaper finally confronts Akasha in her stronghold, she taunts him all throughout the ensuing struggle. She mocks him going alone, claims his mortality in his weakness, and—worst of all—says he dies too quickly "like his family". A ruthless Necris who thinks she will become invincible, Akasha caused far more damage in the war than any other faction.
  • Valkyria Chronicles II: Baldren Gassenarl is the scion of the Gassenarl family, a noble house which is using the dissent and Fantastic Racism among Gallia's nobility to dethrone Archduchess Cordelia and take Gallia's throne for themselves. Already at the start of the game, Baldren and his bunch of terrorists are seen happily slaughtering their way through defenseless Darcsen villages in the name of "racial purity." When their revolution actually succeeds and Baldren, upon discovering that his father Gilbert didn't really believe all the racial superiority crap he was spouting, and was just using it as a front for his own power trip, kills him in cold blood and takes the power for himself, starting even more ruthless anti-Darcsen campaigns. At the end of the October mission, Baldren orders a group of Darcsen workers and civilians to be Buried Alive in the ragnite mines along with Squad G, leaving them to die a horrible death if not for Cosette and her Epiphany Therapy.
  • Valkyrie Profile series:
    • Loki is responsible for a vast amount of misfortune by playing the Aesir and Vanir against one another. Murdering Lenneth's beloved to steal the Dragon Orb from the Aesir, Loki confronts the Vanir's leader Surt and promptly murders him with the Orb. Loki then attacks Odin himself, revealing how badly he's played him, before annihilating him and all of Valhalla. When confronted by Lenneth, Loki declares his true intention to reduce everything that exists to nothingness, and promptly annihilates Asgard, Midgard and every living soul within.
    • Lezard Valeth is the heroine's Stalker with a Crush with a twisted, self-absorbed idea of love. In order to lure Lenneth Valkyrie to him, Lezard seeks out his former magic teacher and turns her husband into a monster so he murders her, gloating that at least they have a "lifetime of love" behind them to have enjoyed. Pursuing Lezard, Lenneth discovers a factory he's created of Homunculus, kidnapping beings and experimenting on them to remove their souls and create his supply. After this, he promptly kills someone who was closing in on his secrets by freezing her body when she's astral projecting, trapping her spirit outside. In the second game, Lezard manipulates all of time, devours Odin himself and rips out Lenneth's soul to fuse it with his own and remake the world in his own image as the supreme creator.
  • Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodlines:
    • Andrei the Tzimisce, as Archbishop of the L.A. branch of the Sabbat, takes the Sabbat's ideals of embracing their inner beast and renouncing their humanity to a whole new level. Andrei lives in a house that he has decorated with body parts in order to make it resemble his ancestral estate. The walls are coated with bloodied human flesh, and the furniture is made from bones and organs. Equal parts Evil Sorcerer and Mad Scientist, Andrei uses live people and vampires as materials in his construction of the monstrous abominations that serve as his soldiers. He then tests the killing capacity of these monsters by unleashing them on defenseless mortals, with his ultimate goal being to use them to wage war against the Camarilla. In particular he plans on wiping out the Nosferatu in order to "gouge out the eyes of the Camarilla". Also, should the player not send away their ghoul friend/lover, Heather Poe, then, upon reaching the Sabbat's lair, the player will arrive just in time see Heather brutally murdered by Andrei's goons.
    • Bishop Vick is the egotistical leader of the plaguebearer cult, the Brotherhood of the Ninth Circle. Losing his faith in God and humanity after his Embrace, Vick formed the Brotherhood to spread a fatal, gruesome disease amongst prostitutes and the homeless, and anyone he deems "enlightened", with the intent of infecting vampire and human alike, utterly decimating the latter population. By the time the fledgling reaches Downtown LA, the cult's sicknesses have already reached levels high enough to bring the CDC in. His human followers residing in the crack house are shown to have been reduced to little more than rotting, mindless zombies.
  • Vampyr: The Red Queen, once worshipped as the Morrigan by the Celts, is a horrific entity hellbent on making humanity suffer and die. In various intervals, she awakens to bring down destruction and death by using a woman as a willing, despairing host to punish the world, forcing her son Myrddin to sire a noble soul into a vampire to stop her. In Victorian London, the Red Queen calls down a horrific plague, killing countless innocents and turning others into blood-drinking, flesh-eating monsters with intentions of forcing humans to suffer worse in indescribable agony once she awakens. Even upon defeat, she promises to return again and bring more suffering on Earth, being only amused at Myrddin's attempts to stop her.
  • Vanquish: Victor Zaitsev, a key member of the Order of the Russian Star, begins the game by hijacking an American Kill Sat and destroying San Francisco, its population agonizingly boiling and exploding from the microwave radiation. He then threatens to do the same to New York in ten hours if the USA does not unconditionally surrender. Revealing to Sam Gideon that President Elizabeth Winters backed their coup, he tries to justify his actions by saying that she wanted war with Russia to stimulate the USA's flagging economy and that the Order was her pretext. The fact that the Order was already a military dictatorship and the fact that he targeted civilian cities rather than the military make this a weak excuse and show he's just trying to play the victim. After his apparent defeat, he triggers a nuke to destroy the Kill Sat. Evading capture and crippling America, Zaitsev proudly proclaims his mission was accomplished. Calm, smug, condescending and with a constant satisfied smile even as he commits hideous mass murder, Victor Zaitsev stood out in the game's B-Movie sci-fi world.
  • Vexx: Dark Yabu and his Shadowraiths once invaded the planet of Astara, being repealed after a arduous battle with the resistance warriors. He returns 700 years later and this time enslaves the people of the Overwood village to work in the mines. Yabu kills the village guardian Vargas when he rises against him and keeps his soul trapped in an amulet, where he would feed on the old man's despair until he no longer existed. Later in the game, it is revealed that he is Darby, the seemingly-kind old man who helped Vexx on his quest; Yabu deceived Vexx so he would open the portal to the worlds to him. As Yabu overpowers Vexx and the last of the Astani, Reia, he reveals to them his ultimate plan: devouring the entire planet. Even after his defeat by Vexx, he vows that his hate would keep him active. Even though the game is not a lighthearted one, Yabu still stands out as an intimidating and unusually cruel creature.
  • Wadanohara and the Great Blue Sea: Sal is an albino salmon shark masquerading as a friendly dolphin under Princess Uomi's court. As the Ambassador of the Sea of Death, Sal conspires to release Princess Mikotsu, the result of which would plunge the sea into death and madness. In the past, Sal steals the sacred sword whilst sexually assaulting Wadanohara in an attempt of extracting information from her. When Samekichi—Wadanohara's familiar as well as Sal's twin brother—defeats him, Sal gleefully removes Wadanohara's memories before incriminating Samekichi as the traitor. Sal also orchestrated the war between the Sea Kingdom and the Totsusa Kingdom by sending an inflammatory letter to Princess Totsusa. While he claimed to have genuinely loved Wadanohara, he doesn't hesitate with stabbing her with the sacred sword and leaving her for dead when she rejects his advances. A psychopathic sadomasochist, Sal darkens the mood of an otherwise light-hearted game.
  • The Walking Dead:
    • William Carver from Season Two is the despotic leader of a community of survivors which he rules over as if the settlement was a prison. When a group of survivors escape from him, including the woman he raped and impregnated, Carver stops at nothing to retrieve them. Introduced in episode two, Carver proceeds to torture Carlos by breaking his fingers in order to lure the mother of his unborn child, Rebecca, out of hiding. During the middle of an armed standoff, Carver retaliates by starting to kill his hostages one-by-one. He starts off by killing Walter, possibly goes on to kill Alvin, and either threatens to kill Sarita or Clementine before the stand-off is resolved. If Alvin survives episode two, Carver will spend episode three conducting Cold-Blooded Torture on him for no reason other than spite and jealousy towards his romantic rival. He also murders one of the members of his community, Reggie, for failing to make sure Clementine and Sarah pick enough berries, and beats Kenny so savagely that his eye is permanently damaged. When Rebecca tries to escape with her group for a second time, Carver threatens to kill her and his child both rather than let his baby be born away from him. While he pretends like he's ruling in everyone's best interests, ultimately Carver is just a sadistic tyrant who believes that the strong should rule and the weak should be dominated or culled.
    • A New Frontier (Season 3): Joan initially appears to be a reasonable leader in the New Frontier's leadership council, claiming to be looking out for the city of Richmond, but is in fact a Control Freak and shadow dictator who is responsible for raids that she orders behind the backs of the other leaders. These raids entail shooting up and setting zombies loose on other settlements, wiping them out and stealing supplies that the New Frontier doesn't actually need. These include the destruction of Prescott and the murder of young Mariana Garcia. When Javi, David and their friends learn she is behind the raids and expose her, Joan spins things around in order to get David and Javi arrested; if their only witness is killed Joan will accuse David of these raids. If called out for her responsibility in Mariana's death, Joan responds with a sarcastic apology. Joan prepares to make a big show of executing David and when Javi confronts her; she reveals she also took Javi's friends Tripp and Ava hostage to force him to choose who to spare, spitefully killing whomever Javi tries to save (Tripp or Ava). When she gets called out on how this isn't the way the New Frontier does things, Joan declares she can do anything she wants, and only entertains the idea of exiling Javi and his friend because there is a massive herd of zombies outside the city walls.
  • Wandersong: Audrey Redheart, despite initially seeming heroic, is in fact only concerned with her self-image. In her Establishing Character Moment, she strikes The Bard with her lightning sword, while yelling at him about how she's the only deserving hero. She continues killing Overseers throughout the game; even after being told she'll end the world doing that, she cares more about the fact that she was never told more than that she's ending the world. Even when the Bard has to help her to continue, she only considers him one of her "flunkies", and when things go awry, she instantly attempts to chase him down. When she gets trapped in a cave-in with the Bard, she pretends to bond with him and "promises" not to kill Overseers; as soon as she gets the opportunity, she offs one in front of the Bard while he was in the process of comforting it, knowing now that there was a way to get through to them and stop their corruption. When she meets the final Overseer, she describes it as a "final boss fight", showing how little she really thinks of the situation. She's defeated and the Bard attempts to redeem her, but it's all for nothing, as she still rants about how she's the Hero and she's meant to be the one to "save" everyone.
  • Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War series: Chapter Master Azariah Kyras, through Chaos Rising and Retribution, steadily reveals himself to have long fallen from his noble roots while authoring all the conflict and death in the series. Kyras, centuries ago, pledged himself to Khorne and dedicated himself to "freedom" by means of mindless bloodshed and the slaughter of countless billions, achieved by his manipulation of all the chaotic events plaguing the sub-sector of Aurelia in order to provoke Exterminatus on the entire sector and offer the resulting annihilation as tribute to Khorne. All throughout, Kyras manipulates and betrays everyone within his own Chapter, corrupting his own battle-brothers and flagging those who resist as heretics, before finally revealing his true nature to even his own devout follower Apollo Diomedes and proclaiming billions shall scream and burn as the ultimate culmination of his service to Khorne. Kyras stands unique even among the servants of Chaos through his sheer unchecked fanaticism and madness, willing to shed blood on scales unprecedented even for Khornates and musing over the beauty of the senseless death he's wrought as he watches an entire inhabited planet engulfed by the Exterminatus—a gift he eventually plans on sharing with every living soul in the galaxy once he ascends into a Greater Daemon.
  • Warriors Orochi 4: Odin is a ruthless god who is terrified of dying ever since he survived Ragnarok. Lured into Zeus's new world with an attempt to dominate it, Odin starts a war and tricks Ares into murdering his own father Zeus, slowly gaining more power with the intention of using the world tree Yggdrasil. Odin's intention is to conquer everything in the realms by exterminating all life to leave himself the one being left, gleefully trying to destroy the heroes and their armies so he can reign supreme as the one master of all existence.
  • Watch_Dogs: Dermot "Lucky" Quinn is the leader of the Chicago South Club, a syndicate involved in Human Trafficking, drug dealing, and cybercrime. Lucky orchestrates the affair between Rose Washington and Mayor Donovan Rushmore, and manipulates the Mayor into killing Rose so he can blackmail him for power; Lucky also notices hacker Aiden Pearce. Believing Aiden to be after his blackmail material, Lucky orders Maurice to kill him; the attempts failed and Maurice accidentally kills Aiden's niece instead much to Lucky's apathy; Lucky responds to Maurice's failure by kidnapping his wife and selling her as a Sex Slave at a human trafficking auction. Lucky also personally kills a fugitive Aiden delivers after an operation goes south. Lucky then orders a hit on Clara Lille when he's made aware of her working against him. As he dies, he declares that Chicago will build a statue of him while never knowing his criminal nature, thanking Mayor Donovan for being "stupid enough to fall in love", and stating vigilantes like Aiden will be forgotten because they don't matter.
  • We Happy Few: Dr. Anton Verloc is a brilliant scientist who participated in a project to create "Joy", a drug that makes people happy. However, during the project, Verloc backstabbed one of his co-workers and used him as a guinea pig for the drug. It was also revealed that he has an abusive relationship towards one of his subordinates, Sally Boyle, by Stealing the Credit for her hard work and locking her out from the lab during the rain when she disobeys him. During his attempt to synthesize the new ingredients for Joy, Verloc ordered his team to experiment with people who were given a bad batch of joy known as the Wastrels by forcefully giving them mutated ingredients, which created a horrible plague. In addition, he also ordered his team to toss the bad batches of Joy into the river. When Verloc got complaints from the residents of Wellington Wells regarding the bad batches of Joy, he resorted to making a new formula of joy called "Permanent Solution", which would lobotomize many people from Wellington Wells into insane creatures who experience nothing but happiness. When a journalist tries to expose Verloc's plan, Verloc orders one of his men to capture said journalist, and performs inhuman experiments on her. A callous, immoral and traitorous man who will do anything to obtain what he wants, Verloc represents the worst traits of the Joy Doctors.
  • Welcome to the Game duology: The Doll Maker is a surgeon hosting a website on the Deep Web to sell his products. Buying poor women from halfway houses, Doll Maker takes them to his clinic and transforms them into "easily manageable toys", amputating their arms and legs in the process. After the transformation, Doll Maker psychologically tortures them until they accept their new lives, keeping two "living dolls" for himself. The women who suffered this fate are completely aware of what is happening to them, but are unable to move or speak. In the sequel, Doll Maker "improved" his methods so his victims would last longer and be more obedient. Tracking Clint Edwards after he visits his website, Doll Maker leaves a living doll with signs of abuse in front of his door and shuts off his energy, then puts a knife against this throat and politely tells him that he hopes Clint enjoyed what he had seen, before threatening to kill him he doesn't give him a woman from his own apartment complex to be his next victim.
  • Wet: Rupert Pelham is the leader of Tiger Claw, a drug organization which sells the brutal drug Dragon Breath. Forming Tiger Claw to distribute his drugs internationally, Rupert uses his organization’s power and fortune to control half of Hong Kong, allowing corrupt cops and criminals to roam the streets. Wanting less competition, he plans to kill William and Trevor Ackers, leaders of the Ackers syndicate. Posing as William Ackers, he hires Rubi Malone to bring him Trevor. After Rubi brings Trevor to him, he orders Tarantula to decapitate him and has Ze Kollektor stab Rubi, leaving her for dead. Finding out that Rubi is after him, he has his goons kidnap Ming to fatally torture him for her location. Making Zhi knock Rubi out for him, Rupert has his men electrocute her for information. Breaking into William’s mansion, he has Tarantula kill his bodyguards before trying to kill him. Interrupted by Rubi’s arrival, Rupert orders Tarantula to kill her, not caring when she’s killed, immediately attempting to gun Rubi down himself.
  • Wild ARMs:
    • Wild ARMs 1: Alhazad is a Mad Scientist who had several inhabitants of a town abducted so he could test his parasite that horrifically mutates any living thing into a mindless monster, then sends the mutated citizens back to their town to slaughter everyone except a young, blind girl (who was protected by Zed). He then threatened to unleash this parasite, which he calls the "Demon Seed", on a village almost entirely inhabited by orphaned children unless the party hands over a MacGuffin. He also manages to infect both a young Wanderer and a puppy with the Demon Seed, forcing the party to kill them both. Finally, it turns out that he's the one who turned Lady Harkan into a Demon. Not because he was ordered to, but because he had a fondness for her. Even the omnicidal Mother was less vile then Alhazad in that at least she did what she did because she believed it was her destined role. Alhazad simply enjoyed experimenting on people as "toys". He collaborates in resurrecting Mother and is an active supporter of her plan to destroy the human race.
    • Wild ARMs 5: Kartikeya initially appears to be an average Psycho for Hire, but it's revealed later via flashbacks that he shot Greg's 5-year-old son and his wife for trying to protect Greg for no real reason other than it was a fun way to play with his new ARM. His reason for attacking Greg and then letting him live after murdering his family, again, was just for the fun of it.
  • The Witch and the Hundred Knight: Totopepe is a power-hungry beastman posing as an unassuming human squire. Seeking influence over the kingdom, he and his cohorts demonize and then persecute witches, Totopepe himself killing an innocent witch to spark the genocide. Capturing Metallia, Totopepe tortures her for days, smiling and giggling the entire time. When his initial plan fails, Totopepe unleashes his giant beastman form and violently conquers the castle with his son's aid, slaughtering all in their path. Wishing to have a "royal heir", Totopepe rapes one of the princesses to death, before killing her sister and carrying the latter's body in a sack on his back to remember how much he enjoyed her murder; his sadistic brutality takes the game to its very darkest arc.
  • The Witch's House: Ellen killed her parents and burned their house down at the age of seven. Ellen later went on to kill many people and sacrifice their souls to a demon in exchange for a way to prolong her life long enough for her to find a cure for her illness. Upon learning of a spell that would allow her to switch bodies with a healthy person, she falsely befriended a young girl named Viola. Before swapping bodies with Viola, Ellen cut off her own legs and gouged out her own eyes so that after the switch, Viola would suffer and die in Ellen's maimed body. Ellen then force-fed Viola a "medicine" that burned out her throat and left her mute simply because her screams of agony annoyed her. For an extra touch of cruelty, Ellen then taunted the now blind, mute, and crippled Viola, and tricked Viola's father into shooting his own daughter dead, laughing cruelly afterward.
  • Wizard 101: Queen Morganthe Malory, a student of Ravenwood Academy, got banished into the void after she tried to study black magic in order to defeat her teacher. When a character discovers her plans, she then attempts to kill this person and then sell out her brother to her teacher to get into her teacher's good graces. After escaping the void, Morganthe seeks the power from the planet Celestia by ravaging the entire world in a war. It was also revealed that she tricked a king of a realm by wearing a cursed crown, and when said king turns against Morganthe, she attempts to poison him. In the realm of Azteca, she summons the spirits of the dead, which she uses to capture and torture the inhabitants so that they could make her a weapon. Morganthe then summons a meteor to destroy Azteca. Before the final battle, she mocks her opponent about the destruction of Azteca, and when defeated, attempts to erase the former's memory. A cruel, sadistic and selfish sorceress with a massive god complex, Morganthe eventually goes on to attempt to destroy the world to recreate it in her own image.
  • The Wolf Among Us: The seemingly-benevolent Crooked Man is a ruthless crime boss and the major source of Fabletown's corruption. Controlling much of Fabletown's supply of glamour, the Crooked Man uses desperate citizens' needs to manipulate them into indebting themselves to him, at which point he forces them to repay him with outrageous prices, having them killed if they can't pay him back. The Crooked Man also runs the Puddin' N' Pie strip club, which is a front for his prostitution ring where the girls are forced to be sex workers under threat of decapitation by magical ribbons which also magically prevent them from speaking, using Georgie Porgie as a pimp, and forcing the beaten girls to work in his sweatshops. When Sheriff Bigby Wolf confronts him, the Crooked Man tries to pin everything on Georgie and tries to have Bigby killed. After being arrested, and ultimately found guilty, The Crooked Man attempts to throw Bigby down the Witching Well.
  • Wolfenstein series:
    • The New Order: Nazi General Wilhelm Strausse, better known as "Deathshead", was also the main villain of the previous two games, but really makes his mark here. Capturing protagonist William Joseph "B.J." Blazkowicz, Deathshead forces him to choose which of his two friends he will painfully dissect, B.J. being Forced to Watch before Deathshead leaves the survivor to burn alive. Using the fruits of his terrible experiments to give the Nazis victory and establishing a cruel dictatorship, Deathshead continues his experiments by forcing a mental asylum to give him subjects and then ordering his soldiers to murder all the remaining patients when he decides he does not need them anymore. Finally confronted by B.J., Deathshead takes his dissected friend’s brain and places it in a robot as a fully conscious slave—a fate he intends for all his dissected victims and B.J. himself—and forces him to attack B.J. Fully committed to his scientific legacy and believing compassion does not befit the "Master Race", Deathshead represented the worst of the Third Reich.
    • The New Colossus: B.J.'s greedy, racist father, Rip Blazkowicz, married B.J.'s wealthy mother for money, then abused her and B.J. out of anger at his own poor business decisions ruining his enterprise. Attacking B.J. for playing with a black girl, Rip knocks his wife out for trying to defend their son,then tries to make B.J. shoot his dog. When America is conquered by the Nazis, B.J. betrays his Jewish neighbors and wife by selling them out, leading to their internment and death in concentration camps. Attempting to kill B.J. when they meet again, Rip also wiretaps their phone conversation in an attempt to have B.J. captured and executed by the Nazis.
  • X-Men games:
    • Destiny: Bastion is a robot who was created to defend humanity against mutants, but grew beyond his programming and became a threat to all of humanity. Bastion is seemingly killed in a battle that also leaves Professor Xavier dead, but survives, uploading his program into an orbiting satellite. Bastion makes contact with Luis Reyes, the head of the Mutant Response Division, and devises a plan to Take Over the World. Reyes obtains a sample of Xavier's DNA and uses it to replicate Xavier's Psychic Powers. With these new powers and under Bastion's direction, Reyes takes controls of the MRD, U-Men and the Purifiers. Bastion and Reyes uses these groups to kidnap mutants and subject them to dangerous and potentially lethal expedients, in order to harvest more mutant powers for their personal uses. Bastion and Reyes also cause further tension between humans and mutants in San Francisco. Reyes holds a rally to promote peace between humans and mutants, but also launches an attack on this rally (which kills the mayor and several civilians) and frames Magneto for it. Bastion also kills Pixie, one of the youngest X-Men, and frames Cyclops for it, just to increase tensions between the X-Men and the Brotherhood. Bastion's ultimate plan to use a combination of Xavier's powers and his own Technopathy to take control of the world's technology and transform all of humanity into his mindless slaves. Reyes thinks Bastion respects him and sees him as an equal, but Bastion takes over his mind when he no longer needs him.
    • Legends II: Rise of Apocalypse: Big Bad Apocalypse is once again presented as a extremely cruel Social Darwinist. Apocalypse starts the game by conquering Genosha, locking all the Genoshan mutants in a makeshift prison so he can test them for harmonic DNA, a particular DNA type that will increase his own power. When the X-Men come to liberate Genohsa, Apocalypse attempts to destroy the Genoshan Sea Wall, which would have killed almost every mutant in Genosha. After Genosha is liberated, the X-Men track Apocalypse's forces to the Savage Land, where they attempt to destroy the technology that keeps the Savage Land in tropic temperatures; this would result in the inhabitants of the Savage Land freezing to death. Later Apocalypse manages to conquer New York City, dropping a bomb that flattens several neighborhoods, just to make room for his tower. Apocalypse again imprisons the mutants and tests them for harmonic DNA, while having his forces attempt to drive the human refugees into the sea, setting up anti-aircraft guns to prevent anyone from rescuing them. Apocalypse is such a powerful and cruel foe that the X-Men and the Brotherhood team up to stop him.
  • Yakuza franchise: Here are the worst that Kazuma Kiryu and company have faced:
    • Yakuza 1 (includes Kiwami): Kyohei Jingu is the leader of the Ministry Intelligence Agency (MIA) and the man responsible for the Yakuza war for the hunt of 10 billion yen. The former lover of Yumi and father of Haruka, Jingu was offered a marriage which would give him more power. Realizing his lover and young daughter would be an issue due to a taboo, Jingu tried to get the Yakuza to kill them both and everyone who knew about their existence. After the assassination failed and Yumi, Kazama, and Sera stole the 10 billion yen that Jingu was planning to use to take over the underworld, Jingu worked with Nishiki to find the missing money and kill his opposition. This led to a Yakuza war which killed countless people, including Sera and Kazama, and caused mayhem throughout the city. When Kazuma Kiryu and Haruka tracked down Yumi in Ares, Jingu launched an attack, realizing the missing money was hidden there, with Jingu going there personally to shoot his own daughter. Seemingly defeated, Jingu showed up after the battle between Kiryu and Nishiki and shot Nishiki and Yumi before finally being put down.
    • Yakuza 6: Tsuneo Iwami is the son of Yomei Alliance chairman Heizo Iwami and CEO of Iwami Shipbuilding. Resenting his father for keeping him out of the Yakuza lifestyle, Iwami takes his own shot at making it to the top of the criminal underworld. Teaming up with Tojo Clan advisor Katsumi Sugai, Iwami is responsible for all the events that occurred throughout the game, even having his own father murdered. Forcing Takumi Someya to fight Kazuma Kiryu to the death by threatening the man's family, Iwami then gives Kiryu a Sadistic Choice to either kill Someya or let Someya's ex-wife Kiyomi die. Someya commits seppuku to appease Iwami, only for Iwami to order Kiyomi's execution anyway. When finally confronted by Kiryu, Iwami reveals that he has Haruka and her son Haruto taken hostage, threatening to kill them if Kiryu retaliates. When finally at the receiving end of Kiryu's wrath, Iwami tries to save his own skin by ordering Sugai to shoot Haruka. Committing numerous heinous crimes just to prove his father wrong, Tsuneo Iwami is one of the few individuals who truly earned the Dragon of Dojima's hatred.
    • Dead Souls: In this non-canon spinoff, DD is an Arms Dealer using Kamurocho as a testing grounds for a zombie plague dubbed Thanatos. Teaming up with Tetsu Nikaido, their first victim is loyal Omi Alliance hatchet man Hayashi. DD later helps Nikaido kidnap Haruka to lure Nikaido's true target—Kiryu Kazama—to the city. When Nikaido accepts defeat, DD shoots him full of his enhanced Thanatos, turning him into a monster. Responsible for the death of thousands of innocents, DD makes his mark on Japan's criminal underworld.
  • Yesterday: Henry White was a Serial Killer of homeless people as a teenager, who matured into a Corrupt Corporate Executive. He captures and tortures an immortal man named John Yesterday for twenty years before deciding to seek immortality for himself, killing dozens of people in Satanic rituals in his quest. After forcing John to synthesize the immortality elixir by shooting his lover, Henry happily executes his best friend since high school simply to keep immortality for himself. After gaining immortality along with Pauline, Henry stabs John in the back after the man saves Henry from falling off a cliff, and reveals he plans to use the now-immortal Pauline as his own personal torture toy for all eternity. A cheerful psychopath who enjoys his own homicidal tendencies, Henry White was willing to betray, torture, and murder dozens of innocents, even his best friend, for eternal life, and his own sick amusement.
  • Yu-Gi-Oh! Forbidden Memories: Heishin is an Evil Chancellor and Evil Sorcerer of Ancient Egypt. As soon as he gets the ancient power of the Millennium Items, he attacks the palace with his soldiers, killing various people (including the Pharaoh and his wife) and mortally wounding Simon Muran, the Prince's tutor. When the Prince tries to escape, he threatens to kill him if he doesn't give him the Millennium Puzzle. The Prince shatters it, and is transported inside of the puzzle to the present day. When he returns, he finds that Heishin has destroyed much of Egypt and Simon Muran has died from his injuries. After defeating Heishin's top mages, he finds Teana has been kidnapped and is having her life threatened in an attempt to lure the Prince into a trap to kill him, but this is stopped by Seto, Heishin's own henchman, who sets her free and ends up being The Starscream. Heishin obtains the Millennium Puzzle and summons the Dark God, Darknite, and commands him to destroy the world and make him a god, to which Darknite responds by killing Heishin. Petty, selfish, and so obsessed with power that he'd attempt to murder underage teenagers in his pursuit of it, Heishin was a monstrous individual.
  • Zone of the Enders:
    • Nohman Ridley is the leader of the extremist Martian faction BAHRAM. He causes countless destruction in the name of freeing Mars and has no qualm about sending his minions to death in order to achieve his goals. Then, it is later revealed that not only does Nohman not care about Mars's independence at all but also wants to wipe out the entire solar system with the Aumaan. Even if one takes madness induced by the Metatron into account, it's clear that Ridley is a power-hungry madman who will stop at nothing to achieve his ambition, as shown when he sent Dingo and his teammates on a suicide mission just so he can eliminate competition for the leadership in BAHRAM. This particular incident happened before Anubis and Jehuty were made.
    • On the Earth's side, we have Zephyr, the Mad Scientist. Willing to do anything to gain recognition for his research on Metatron, he uses children in lethal experiments to develop the mindflow system, which subdues the will of a pilot to enhance the performance of orbital frame. This system works better with children, making them ideal for soldiers. Only two of the children, Pharsti and Vale, he used for his experiment manage to survive and run away, setting the plot of Fist of Mars in motion.
    • Ned Noachim holds a vicious prejudice towards Martians and is introduced attacking a hospital to steal medicine and have his way with the nurses. He is implied to blow up the hospital to frame the Born In Space (BIS) group and later kidnaps three orphans from Pandora Frettum and places them into unmanned LEV suits set to explode when destroyed in order to sully BIS's name. Noachim forces his own soldiers to explode rather than surrender.

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