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"More troubling to us must be the fact that this regime chose to swat an internal problem with a weapon of mass destruction in a way that we would surely know what had been done. As is the case with the Chinese population, we are meant to take away from this a sense of abject horror and fear: an understanding that this regime is capable of anything. And while the Chinese people, locked within the fortress created by thirty years of Communist rule, must grovel in fear to this insanity, we are now no less immune. We may not live under this Lesser Mao, but we could as surely be the victims of his madness should the whim strike. The man has made himself the master terrorist of the Earth through this single act."
Richard Nixon on Mao Yang-jin, better known as the Lesser Mao, Fear, Loathing and Gumbo on the Campaign Trail '72
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    alternatehistory.com 
  • The Anglo/American – Nazi War : Heinrich Himmler, head of the SS and The Gestapo, succeeds Adolf Hitler as Germany's leader following the latter suffering a debilitating stroke. Overseeing The Holocaust, Himmler also executes political dissidents and kills tens of millions as he conquers much of Europe, going on to oppress the conquered Soviet Union with demands for slave labor and natural resources. Enacting a strict scorched earth policy to avoid the Allies being able to use resources of cities, Himmler causes millions to die and cares nothing for the countless European cultural and artistic works destroyed by his barbaric order. Using chemical warfare, Himmler devastates the UK and Italy, even as the latter surrenders. Facing revolt from both France and the Soviet Union, Himmler immediately responds by attacking both with nerve gas, killing hundreds of thousands and plunging the latter into a civil war. When the Allies move to conquer Germany, Himmler, unwilling to relinquish power, orders the bombing of any town planning to surrender.
  • As One Star Sets Another Rises: Johann Ratka, despite being a minor villain, stands out as among the worst of the Nazis. An SS officer in occupied Netherlands with a fanatical devotion to Hitler and the pagan Germanic deities, he's introduced sadistically taunting a group of forced laborers about how their "Jew-boy" hasn't come to save them. Just the week before, he had a group of clergymen, along with their families, tortured to death when they said they couldn't work on the Sabbath. When a group of laborers tried to take a stand, he has them all shot and tells the rest that if they rebel, he'll have there whole families murdered. In addition to murdering those who refuse to work, any rebellion is dealt with by means of extreme brutality. He particularly enjoys preying on the Christian population, due to his belief that Jesus was a "cowardly Jew" unworthy of worship. Remembered as a "modern day Herod" in the Netherlands and considered an example of a Serial Killer given a high position, Johann Ratka was the perfect representation of the evils of the Nazis.
  • Blue Skies in Camelot: Charles Manson is a ruthless, megalomaniacal musician turned cult leader who will use any means to get what he considers the power he deserves. To achieve this end, he gathers followers in the Los Angeles area, establishing an insular commune known as the Manson Family. After failing to have Ronald Reagan assassinated, he decides to commit a serious of gruesome murders to start an apocalyptic race war he calls Helter Skelter, then take the reins of power in the aftermath. He and his followers first kill a drug dealer and a music teacher in the hopes that doing so would spark a deadly conflict involving the Black Panthers, then graduate to slaughtering several celebrities and Canadian Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau in order to horrify the media and the general public. After following this up by killing a supermarket executive and his wife, Manson and his followers leave the Los Angeles area to commit more murders elsewhere, murdering an elderly ranch owner before they go in order to cover their tracks. As the law closes in on Manson while he attempts to flee to Mexico, he tries to get his lover "Mother Mary" Brunner to kill their infant son Valentine to make their escape easier. Cruel and brutal behind his charming demeanor, Charles Manson's horrific crimes sent two nations into shock and mourning.
  • Fear, Loathing and Gumbo on the Campaign Trail '72: The world in general in this Alternate History story has become a major Crapsack World, but some dictators outshine all others in heinousness.
    • Mao Yang-jin, aka The Lesser Mao, is Mao Zedong's successor as dictator of the Chinese People's Republic. Seeing himself as a second Qin Shi Huangdi, he manages to be even worse than his predecessor, banning literacy, instituting massive purges, and turning all of China into a horrifying hybrid of post-Cold War era North Korea and Khmer Rouge-era Cambodia, with totalitarianism ramped up and the country turned into a giant death camp and killing field, where people are forced into making opium. He even starts a war in Southeast Asia to keep the heroin trade up and running. When the military rebels against him for his regime's excesses, he destroys the rebel-controlled city of Kwangsi with a nuclear missile. Later, he creates a virulent strain of influenza that kills the better part of a million people worldwide, none more so than in China itself. This creates the worst health year since the Spanish Flu. By the end of the century, China and its people have become one giant ruin.
    • Magnus Malan is a power-hungry white supremacist bent on killing or enslaving all that don't meet his racial standards. Malan first launches a coup against the South African government, killing and imprisoning political dissidents, and greatly expands The Apartheid Era to include non-Afrikaner whites, putting them in concentration camps. Malan starts wars against all of South Africa's neighbors, regularly massacring civilians, and using chemical weapons and dirty bombs without regards for consequences or civilian casualties. When the tide of war begins to turn against him, Malan decides to use South Africa's nuclear arsenal to destroy its neighboring nations, killing tens of millions out of spite.
    • Douglas Coe, known among his followers as "The Great Teacher", is a fundamentalist preacher who seeks to spread his particular brand of Evangelical Christianity across the United States at all costs. Coe first works closely with President Rumsfeld, helping the President turn the country into a kleptocracy and remove political dissident. When Coe feels that Rumsfeld is no longer politically useful to him, Coe arranges for the latter's impeachment and arrest. When Congress refuses to cooperate with him, Coe launches a coup that leads to destruction of the Capitol and numerous deaths of Washington's political leadership. Under his rule, Coe turns the US into the "Christian States of America", where dissent is outlawed, and non-Evangelical Christians and "degenerates" such as homosexuals or drug addicts are designated for death. In his campaign to bring the rest of the country to heel, Coe has at least a dozen American cities destroyed with nuclear weapons. In order to stop a Cuban invasion of Florida, Coe uses several more nuclear weapons, indifferent to the millions of innocent people killed due to his actions. When the nuclear stockpiles begin to run low, Coe authorizes the use of chemical and biological weapons in his war against the resisting American populace. Believing himself to be the messenger of God, Douglas Coe created one of the most oppressive and violent regimes in American history.
  • How Silent Fall the Cherry Blossoms: In the Timeline, this duo are some of the worst that Imperial Japan had to offer.
    • Vice Admiral Jisaboro Ozawa, nicknamed "the Gargoyle", from the Imperial Japanese Navy, stands out as one of the worst war criminals of this timeline. Working with the infamous Unit 731, Osawa orders the Operation Cherry Blossoms at Night and sends suicidal units to drop fleas with the Bubonic Plague virus in Los Angeles, infecting thousands, killing hundreds and causing riots in multiple cities in a futile effort to slow the American war effort, horrifying even his own Emperor. Overconfident at his initial success, Osawa personally convinces his German allies to try chemical warfare and—as part of the operation—tries to infect American crops with anthrax, stopped only for the timely response of the American health organizations. A stubborn man willing to let his compatriots die for the sake of his own pride, Ozawa committed suicide during the last days of the war after—despite his small role in the biggest picture—managing the feat of changing the tone of World War II for the worse, having started the normalization of biochemical weapons in all sides.
    • Shirō Ishii himself, the leader of Unit 731—infamous for their horrific experiments on humans, POW and civilian alike, and their use of biological weapons—is the intellectual author of Operation Cherry Blossoms at Night and works with the aforementioned Osawa to carry it. Continuing with his experimentation on humans in a region of China, Ishii is killed by Allied forces as part of Operation Frankenstein as revenge for his role on the Operation Cherry Blossoms at Night as he was preparing to experiment with another prisoner.
  • Icarus Falls:
    • Leonid Brezhnev is the ruthless dictator of the Soviet Union and reviled pariah in the international community. Escalating a border dispute with China into a major diplomatic crisis, Brezhnev assassinates Mao Zedong, hoping to frame the United States for it and get the two nations to go to war. When this fails, Brezhnev sends over a hundred nukes to destroy China in the subsequent war, only refraining from launching more due to Western pressure. When an attempt at starting a purge devolves into a civil war, Brezhnev has towns and cities indiscriminately firebombed and has unarmed protesters massacred in the streets. When the war starts to turn against him, Brezhnev uses nuclear weapons on Grozny, Perm, and Central Asia, and orders that every missile silo in the Soviet arsenal detonate their warheads if he loses. Personally executing people who refuse his orders or bring him bad news, Brezhnev is a sadistic tyrant who takes joy in killing people.
    • Lin Biao becomes the Chairman of China after Mao Zedong is assassinated. Deciding to use nuclear weapons first in the Sino-Soviet war, Biao holds no concern over the prospect that the Soviet response will devastate China for decades. When famine and anarchy begin to break out in war-torn China, Biao threatens to attack any United Nations convoys attempting to bring badly needed food and medicine to the mainland. When rebellions against his rule start to break out, Biao throws masses of starved conscripts at them, prepared to accept any price to crush the rebels. When the tide of the war turns, Biao uses every Weapon of Mass Destruction at his disposal, utilizing poison gas, biological weapons, and his last nuclear weapon, and throws Child Soldiers armed with spears and knives to remedy his manpower shortage. When finally caught in inescapable retreat, Biao destroys any town in danger of falling to the rebels, via immolation or impalement, and orders his troops to conduct guerilla warfare, ensuring that the war continues for years after his death.
    • Gerhard Von Schubert is the manager of neo-Nazi mercenary group Paladin, selling the group's services to various dictatorships around the globe. After becoming the group's leader, Gerhard sponsors several far-right terrorist attacks in Italy while on the run from the authorities. Buying a nuke from a corrupt CIA agent, Gerhard launches the weapon at the Muslim holy city of Mecca, killing a million people directly and planning on escaping in the ensuing chaos and religious violence that will consume the globe.
  • New Deal Coalition Retained: Vladimir Kryuchkov is the head of the KGB and the instigator of the 1985 coup against the reformist government of Alexander Yakovlev when the latter tried to reform the USSR away from Focoist ideology. Upon taking power, Kryuchkov helps other hardliners across the Warsaw Pact launch massive purges against their political opponents. In response to the failing Soviet economy, Kryuchkov takes advantage of border skirmishes between West and East Germany as a means to kickstart World War III. As the war progresses, Kryuchkov uses increasingly brutal tactics to achieve victory, such as using chemical weapons, leading to insurmountable loss of life and massive cultural damage. When the war starts turning in NATO's favor, Kryuchkov and the KGB resort to even more brutal tactics such as launching a massive purge of moderates across the Warsaw pact; using non-Russian Soviet minorities as human shields; wiping out entire cities and villages; conscripting serial killers from prisons to terrorize their subjects into submission; and launching a poison gas attack on the East Coast to weaken the US. At the end of the war, with the fall of Moscow, Kryuchkov orders a nuclear strike at the US and other key NATO targets.
  • Piecing Together the Ashes: Reconstructing the Old World Order: The man known as "The Beast" was the last American president before The Deluge. A far-right American military leader, the Beast staged a coup against a leftist president to take control over the country. When Canada, Mexico and Cuba criticized said action, the Beast either ordered the overthrow of their governments and put friendly dictators in change or invaded the countries. When America was harshly sanctioned by the international community, the Beast threatened to unleash Hell on Earth, which he did by ordering the use of multiple nuclear weapons throughout the world while believing himself a messenger of God, killing billions and causing the collapse of modern civilization. A brutal, petty bigot who tried to send American Muslims to reeducation camps, the Beast's crimes made him feared and hated even generations after his death, with his figure becoming the personification of evil to future civilizations.
  • Twilight Of The Red Tsar: Joseph Stalin, having survived the stroke that killed him in OTL, launches massive purges of Soviet society that kills hundreds of thousands, with many Soviet leaders, even loyal veterans, like Zhukov, being gruesomely executed. Continuing with the "Doctor's Plot", amplified by his paranoia, Stalin orders a purge of Jews from Soviet society, included loyal followers, persecuting them badly enough to have his actions labeled as the "Soviet Holocaust" or "The Great Pogrom". When the Sino-Soviet split happens due to disagreements with Mao Zedong, leading to the Sino-Soviet war, Stalin uses chemical weapons, unleashes smallpox on the Chinese, and destroys many villages before finishing the war by nuking Chinese cities just to spite Mao as Stalin starts to feel his own death, killing 50 million Chinese in the war. Out of prejudice and paranoia, Stalin orders an ethnic cleansing campaign in the Caucasus region and the Baltic states, save Lithuania, deporting its indigenous people into prison camps in Siberia, killing hundreds of thousands. Having destroyed many nations due to ambition, hatred and paranoia, Stalin left a bloody legacy that eventually lead to the collapse of the Soviet Union itself, now the most hated nation in the world.
  • What Madness is This?:
    • Prince Viktor is a violent, unhinged lunatic who becomes the leader of Russia and England once his parents die. Before becoming a world leader, Viktor murders three prostitutes for no reason, and kills his two brothers when he learns that he will be skipped in the line of succession due to his belligerent behavior. Once he obtains power, Viktor immediately sets out on a war of aggression with Persia and China with the intent on expanding his territory and power. Viktor organizes genocides in Afghanistan and Baluchistan, partly out of a desire to keep them in line and partly to fuel his own sadism. Viktor also organizes massive pogroms across Russia, killing many thousands of Jews. When England rebels against him due to his actions, Viktor orders his troops to raze London and kill every man, woman and child. When France and Sweden blockade Russia's ports to stop his depravity, Viktor seriously considers starting a global war with them, prompting the armed forces to launch a coup and have him killed.
    • Charles Oswald, also known as John F. Kennedy, or the Beast of America, slowly rises through the ranks of the Republican Union to become its most feared and hated leader. Born in a ghetto for Catholics, Slavs, and the Irish, Oswald kills his family, fakes his death, and kills a forger after the latter gives him a new identity in order to blend in with the rest of society without concern. Becoming a major figure in the Union, Oswald demonstrates his brutality during the World War when he has every person marked as an Inferior rounded up and murdered en masse, and organizes random massacres of southern civilians to terrify them into obedience. Once Joe Steele dies, Oswald takes control of the government, expanding his violent spree across the entire south. Oswald also organizes several false-flag terrorist attacks in order to give himself more power and control of the country. To show the other nations of the world that he's as serious as Steele, Oswald has Rio nuked, killing over three million people. To expand the Union's power, Oswald supports genocidal dictatorships in Indonesia and South Africa, and conquers England, Scotland, and Ireland, using massive force and excessive collateral damage. After Kaiser Wilhelm expresses disgust with Oswald's actions, Oswald tries to have him murdered. Oswald also orders the extermination of black people in the Union, killing many millions. When people all across the Union start to rebel, Oswald nukes a rebelling city, planning to do the same twice more. When a coup is launched against him, Oswald orders the capital of Philadelphia to be nuked to spite his enemies.

    Critical Role 
  • Kraghammer Arc: The mutated beholder, K'Varn the Mad, is the Arc Villain of the Kraghammer Arc. After finding one of the horns of Orcus, K'Varn attacked and enslaved the cities of Emberhold and Yug'voril, intending to build up an army to launch an attack on the surface world. K'Varn launches attacks on Kraghammer while having his army capture as many dwarves and Underdark creatures as possible to warp into horrific abominations, his experiments resulting in countless deaths. When Lady Kima and a group of adventurers venture into the Underdark, K'Varn has nearly all of them slaughtered while having his men torture Lady Kima for days on end. When Vox Machina defeats Queen Ulara, to ensure she can't give any information about him to the party, K'Varn kills her from the inside out.
  • Vasselheim Arc: The rakshasa Hotis, a shapeshifter from the Nine Hells, is the second monster hunted by Vox Machina for the Slayer's Take. Disguised as a dwarf, Hotis creates an establishment for the rich named the Velvet Cabaret for the sake of gathering information about who the richest people in Vasselheim are. He then tracks them down and brutally mauls them to death before taking their belongings for himself. When discovered by members of Vox Machina and the Slayer's Take, Hotis tricks them into falling in a river of acid when they chase him down in an attempt to have them be slowly dissolved alive. When they survive, Hotis offers the party a deal to cease hostilities and work as business partners, intending to find an opportunity to kill them in the future. After finding himself at a disadvantage during the fight, Hotis promises to kill the loved ones of the party, including Thorbir's young daughter, all to spite them. After reforming when Vax kills him, Hotis attempts to exact revenge on Vox Machina. Hotis hires assassins from The Clasp to murder the rest of Vox Machina while Hotis disguises himself as Gilmore to lure Vax away from the group and tricks Vax into wearing a cursed robe that will slowly rip off his flesh in case Vax survives. Hotis then attacks Vax, taking pleasure in torturing the half-elf to near death. Despite his limited screen time, Hotis proves to be among the most vicious of minor villains within the series.
  • Chroma Conclave Arc:
    • The ancient red dragon, Thordak the Cinder King, is the leader of the Chroma Conclave, a faction of chromatic dragons with the goal of destroying the system of order within the continent of Tal'Dorei and dividing it amongst themselves. Centuries ago, Thordak was the tyrannical ruler of the desert continent Marquet, regularly killing and eating those who lived there. When the city Ank'Harel began to rise to prominence, Thordak unsuccessfully attempted to destroy the city. Hiding in the seas to recover, Thordak destroyed any ships that passed by before being captured and empowered by the necromancer Opash. Thordak then killed Opash and took over the Island of Viscan before deciding to expand his rule. Destroying multiple towns and killing countless innocents within Tal'Dorei, Thordak was eventually sealed away within the Elemental Plane of Fire. When Raishan the Diseased Deceiver freed him, Thordak killed the majority of the Fire Ashari, and established the Conclave along with Raishan. When he discovers that fellow member Brimscythe intended to rule over territory that Thordak desired, Thordak planned to kill Brimscythe. Thordak later led the Chroma Conclave to attack numerous major cities within Tal'Dorei, costing thousands of lives. When Thordak discovers that residents of the floating archipelago, Draconia, are gathering information on the Conclave, he has Draconia attacked, causing the cities to fall into the ocean. When Vox Machina leads an army to take back control of Emon, the capital of Tal'Dorei, Thordak attempts to create a volcanic eruption to wipe out enemy and ally forces alike.
    • The ancient green dragon, the aforementioned Raishan the Diseased Deceiver, is a powerful sorceress and the most intelligent member of the Chroma Conclave. Prior to the story, Raishan murdered a group of followers of Melora, the Wildmother, for her own amusement. When a follower laid a deadly disease on Raishan before dying, Raishan pledged servitude to the aforementioned Thordak in exchange for him telling her how to cure her disease. Raishan later establishes the Chroma Conclave, making her responsible for the deaths and destruction caused by the faction. When Thordak was sealed in the Elemental Plane of Fire, Raishan disguised herself as an outcast girl to deceive the Fire Ashari, who guarded the portal to the plane, into taking her in. After living with them for years, Raishan found the opportunity to free Thordak, not caring that Thordak would wipe out the majority of the Fire Ashari. Later, Raishan and the Chroma Conclave destroy the city of Emon, Raishan kicking off the attack by murdering Sovereign Uriel and several council members. After coming to the conclusion that Thordak won't honor their bargain, Raishan betrays the Conclave and offers to help Vox Machina kill Vorugal and Thordak. While negotiating, she makes sure to mock Keyleth about the genocide of the Fire Ashari. When the party kills Thordak, Raishan steals Thordak's corpse and multiple dragon eggs, intending to reanimate the corpse of the former and raise the latter as minions for when she attacks a different continent in the future.
    • Kevdak is Grog's uncle, and the leader of the Herd of Storms. For years prior to the story, Kevdak had the Herd destroy countless settlements, killing or enslaving as many inhabitants as they could. When Grog refuses to kill a helpless elderly gnome, Kevdak beats Grog to an inch of his life, and exiles him from the Herd, leaving him for dead. During the Chroma Conclave arc, after witnessing the might of Umbrasyl the Hope Devourer, Kevdak pledges servitude to the dragon with the intention of finding an opportunity to kill him in the future. Kevdak then has the Herd take over Westruun, killing any citizens who don't give offerings to either Umbrasyl or the Herd. Kevdak also has the Herd take citizens away from their families, having them work as slaves under the Herd or to be imprisoned and left to starve. When Kevdak finds out that his son Zanror is planning a revolt, Kevdak has him along with Zanror's pregnant mate Worra enslaved with intention of executing them both. When Grog calls the rest of Vox Machina to help him fight Kevdak, Kevdak orders the Herd to kill every innocent civilian in the area, including a little boy, all out of spite.
  • Cult of Vecna Arc: Vecna, the Whispered One, is the mastermind behind the Briarwoods who revived Sylas as a vampire in exchange for him and Delilah going to Whitestone, massacring the de Rolo family and many innocents, all to revive Vecna. Upon his return, Vecna manages to ascend to godhood, killing Vex'ahlia and Vax'ildan, before setting off to create a "miracle of terror" to make him feared across the world for more power. Vecna uses the loved ones of Vox Machina as shields, trying to trick them into killing those they care for, while intending to obliterate the city of Vasselheim and all within, wiping out a seat of power for good and condemning the entire world to evil and nightmares. The true villain of the first campaign, Vecna shows why he is the most wicked and monstrous foe Vox Machina encountered.

    The Heaven Cycle 
  • Ashton "Ash" Sharpe is a despicable and depraved beast of a man defined by his thrill-seeking nature. A low-functioning sociopath with a constant craving for stimulation and a seeming inability to feel empathy who has bullied his way through life, Ash joins up with Red Clover alongside his partner Chayne Summers in From Heaven's Door. Ash becomes one of the top scientists of the P.A.R.A.D.I.S.E. experiments, using his influence to torment the 100 test subjects as he pleases, culminating in him brutally raping and torturing the teenage girl Tango, leaving her mute and partially disabled. Throughout the story, Ash becomes addicted to the godlike sensations that come from contact with Heaven, becoming ever more unstable, ultimately resulting in him teaming with Chayne to unleash Heaven onto the Earth to wipe out humanity, after which he will kill Chayne herself to put in place his "perfect universe" of himself as a god. His crimes only increasing in the prequel story Before Heaven, Ash is revealed to have conceived a son whom he horrifically tortures and rapes, and, as is revealed in Heaven and Hell, forces the boy to do the same to sex slaves Ash buys. In his free time, Ash dabbles in human trafficking, subjecting his victims, often children to satisfy his pedophilic tastes, to dismemberment and flaying. Ash was a hedonistic monster who cared not for anyone or anything but how much fun he could get out of a situation, even if it meant dooming the entire Earth just to get his ultimate "high".
  • Alison "Alice" Witzenberg is a cold, amoral sociopath with a sick fascination with hurting others stemming from their own feeling of "weakness". Having grown up bullied and ignored, Alice becomes determined to never be overpowered again, and takes their first step towards this by befriending a homeless drunk, then driving him to suicide. Joining up with the human trafficker Scott Niles after abandoning their old life, Alice gleefully abused the slaves they were given charge over, until they brutally murdered Niles in a paranoid rage. Next signing up for the P.A.R.A.D.I.S.E. Project just for the fun and fortune it would bring them in Before Heaven, Alice took to manipulating Jackson into becoming their "friend" and ruining his life, and later attempts to murder him. Returning in The Touch of Heaven after overpowering their new personality of Mint, Alice immediately sets an occupied hospital aflame to serve as a distraction before approaching then manipulating the mentally unstable Jango into leading a full-scale slaughter against the city of Haven. Alice's final plan is to have Haven's thousands of residents murdered, leave Jango to die in the process, then unleash the forces of Hell onto the city to trap the souls of the deceased and torture them for all eternity. After failing to trap Tango in their mind for all eternity to torture them for fun, Alice returns in Heaven and Hell one final time and attempts to destroy Mint's conscience just to ruin their peaceful mindset. With a drive to be powerful and dominating at all times, Alice stands out as the youngest villain in the story, yet still one of the most wicked.
  • Heaven and Hell:
    • The brutal Uriel, the lord of Heaven, is a violent, egotistical archangel who runs Heaven as a nightmarish dystopia. Any angel who puts a thought out of line or incurs his displeasure is used for fuel in Heaven, with Uriel slaughtering countless angels in a fit of pique whenever he is displeased, as well as being the one backing the Children of Heaven and their evil activities. After cravenly fleeing when Naberius is loosed upon Solomon, allowing trillions of Heaven's residents to die, Uriel returns to kick-start the war against Hell and sends his forces to massacre everything on Earth, along with every demon. Uriel begins killing countless humans himself, proclaiming that he alone is the will of Heaven and he intends to kill every human, demon and even angels who hesitate, murdering his loyal Co-Dragons Saraquel and Raguel just for delaying in a response to him. Intending to construct a new "utopia" of endless torture for all he deems below him as he builds a new order above it, Uriel proceeds to attempt to annihilate half of the universe, showcasing that an angel can be far worse than most demons.
    • The aforementioned Naberius, the Fallen Savager, the Poet of Agony, is a depraved Tulpa wicked by even their usually low standards. Having helped kick-start the Heaven Cycle that has led to trillions of deaths, Naberius uses his time to harvest, torture and murder countless innocents while also resurrecting the depraved Alice Witzenberg to commit their crimes. Naberius destroys the city of Solomon and trillions within before taking the chance at the final Cycle to collect as many humans as he can before revealing his Pocket Dimension where he keeps trillions of innocent being in endless suffering, in pain from eternal tortures he devises. Naberius even forces them to breed so he will never run out of new victims to torture, and attempts to subject Tango and the others to the worst tortures he can think of. One of the worst beings in heaven or hell, Naberius constantly shows why his boast of being ten times worse than even Chayne Summers herself is nothing idle.
    • The Ambition of Hell: Scott Niles is an obese, disgusting human trafficker who mentors young Alice in the ways of power and pain. Working in the slave trade for years, Niles sentences countless women to horrific lives of rape and torture, regularly "testing" the women out himself beforehand, and keeps several women in his makeshift dungeon to use and abuse at his leisure. Dealing in victims as young as four years old, Niles's cruelty and viciousness extend beyond torture, as he shoots a slave in the head for fun, cracking an awful pun about her ethnicity, and beats a child slave to death with a towel rack when learning that he is severely sick. Though terrified of Ashton Sharpe's psychotic savagery, Niles nevertheless sells him women and children, knowing they will be tortured to death. In his final appearance, Niles attempts to rape Alice in a drunken lust, and, though halting his advances when Alice fights back, Niles never once apologizes or shows remorse for the act, having earlier stated that he wouldn't care one bit if Alice lost their "precious virginity" while dealing in his business. Though lacking the supernatural resources of other villains, Niles is no less vile.
    • The Radiance of Heaven:
      • Azazel, Lord of Hell and one of the most powerful Tulpas alive, is a ruthless, brilliant schemer hell-bent on seeing Hell rise supreme in the final cycle. Introducing himself to Tango and Mint by subjecting an innocent couple to a horrible death, Azazel steadily unveils his machinations: Having sacrificed billions to the twisted, murderous pleasures of his brother Naberius, Azazel manipulates Tango so he may place Naberius in the Heaven-controlled city of Solomon, extinguishing trillions of lives, angel soldier and civilian alike. Azazel also cultivates sects loyal to Hell so he may lead them to their deaths, taking the strongest and most rebellious and subjecting them to agonizing transformations to serve as demonic servants. Azazel further manipulates his adopted son Erebos, a survivor of a Greek city Azazel handed to Naberius, to strengthen Azazel's own position in Hell, planning to wipe out Heaven and lead the demons to exterminate all human life with only a few human survivors twisted into grotesque parodies of life, with no care of the cost to build his diabolical paradise.
      • Pluto, born Lazaros, is the leader of the Children of Heaven and The Dragon to archangel Uriel. A vicious, depraved sadist who commits a multitude of grisly murders to further his master's goals, Pluto relishes using his mental powers to dominate others, even having a nurse claw her own throat out—while she's aware of what she's doing—and attempting to force a child to eat his own mother alive. Pluto attempts to twist the soul of Mint, threatening to unleash the Phantom virus in a global pandemic to blame on Mint, and later murders Tango's father for sheer spite. During the Battle of Yonkers, Pluto sweeps through the city and has everyone within massacred just to be "done with these apes". Upon the start of the great war, Pluto leads the Children and indulges his sadism, having thousands kill and eat one another while leaving them enough self-awareness to be horrified at their actions, even killing his own ally Leviathan when Leviathan loses against Tango. Pluto reveals he always intended on wiping out the other Children in his attempt to cleanse the earth of life and rule it like a god, seeing Heaven itself as nothing more than a means to an end to deliver him the power he craves. Of all the villains in the Heaven Cycle, Pluto stands as one of the worst: a revolting, despicable man who'd sell the entire world to avoid facing up to the pathetic sadist he truly is.
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  • 3 Terrifying Tales:
    • Heinrich Strauss, the Big Bad of 73 Years Later, when sent by Adolf Hitler to find the key to immortality, occupied a village in Norway, where he released captured Jewish families out in a field to be used as target practice; forced Harold to watch as his dogs killed his soldiers; and shot Harold in front of his boyfriend Alfred. Slipping into a coma, he killed the witch Alitha and decided to become immortal. In present day, he made himself look like Harold and killed Alfred himself, visiting his funeral just to spit on his grave. Desiring to kill Alfred's grandson Michael, he has Danielle lure them to his hideout, where he kills her and Michael's boyfriend Lucas. Resurrected in Electrocution, Heinrich kills the scientists who brought him back to life and escapes with Vincent North. Establishing an underground concentration camp, Heinrich has Vincent torture a captured Michael for years while he gleefully executes captured survivors of all ages. Once Natalie Walker's men storm his base, Heinrich murders Vincent for failing him, leaves his men to die, and orders every one of his injured soldiers killed.
    • The aforementioned Vincent North, debuting in Cold Winter Nights, is a Serial Killer who murders women of all ages by freezing them to death overnight, taking photos of their corpses and selling them on the Dark Web. As a child, he let his injured mother die in the freezing cold, disappointed when her screams and suffering proved too quick. Resurrected alongside Heinrich in Electrocution, Vincent killed the scientists there and escaped with Heinrich. Working with Heinrich in his underground concentration camp as his Torture Technician, Vincent tortures Michael for three years, while also taking random women from the camp and freezing them to death, storing the frozen corpses in his room as trophies.
    • Electrocution: The aforementioned Natalie Walker is a selfish businesswoman who seeks to become the Earth's goddess. Finding a staff that resulted in a huge meteorite crashing into the Empire State Building, Natalie cared nothing for the thousands of deaths, and killed her girlfriend for witnessing the event. Cutting the breaks in her parents' car, she took over her father's company and began researching the meteorite's substances on animals. Using the serum on Heinrich and Vincent, she left her scientists to die by their hands, then decided to have people kidnapped, killed, and experimented on once she found that she could control the resurrected mutants. Unleashing these mutants onto New York, she establishes an underground base where its citizens view her as a goddess and the women are kept as sex slaves. Sending Maggie to kill Heinrich, she turns her men into mutants against her wishes, kills Michael, and tries to use Maggie and her soldiers as a way to spread her virus across the world.
  • 30 Days in Spring: Ryan Rhodes is a sociopathic teenager who has been committing atrocities since childhood, including murdering a disabled boy in fifth grade. After he and many other students are stuck in the woods during a class trip, Ryan joins up with three other boys to commit more atrocities for fun. After beating a group of fourteen-year-olds to death, the boys gang-rape a girl to death and murder her boyfriend when he comes looking for revenge. The boys soon find gold, drowning two guys who found it and torturing others to death when they do the same before burning a shack full of sixth graders alive. Eventually the other boys get tired of the violence, but Ryan makes them keep going under pain of death. After forcing two girls to strangle each other, the gang are attacked by the rest of the students who want revenge. Ryan abandons his goons to their fate as he tries to escape.
  • Alessa’s Fantasies:
    • Alessa:
      • Nicholas, later revealed to be Old Scratch himself, is a sadistic Fallen Angel. Cast out of Heaven after attempting to slaughter humanity, Nicholas joined forces with Alexander Brimstone and conspired with him to poison the young Princess Mary. When that plan failed, and Mary survived, Nicholas turned Alexander's men into demonic creatures and lead an assault against her kingdom, killing everyone there and leaving her as the Sole Survivor and with amnesia. After tossing her into the ocean, Nicholas attacks the kingdom Mary washes up on, destroying the watchtowers that lined the coast and killing all the men inside. Striking a deal with Mary, now Alessa, Nicholas promised to spare the kingdom is she managed to get her powers back. Not only was he lying, he undermines the deal by sending Cynthia Wilson to kill both her and Lola before this happened. When Lola manages to help Alessa get her powers back, Nicholas, who had been watching them, panics. Killing Alexander when he talks back and strangling the High Priestess to death, he attempts to slaughter the kingdom anyway. When Alessa arrives and forces his army to surrender, Nicholas kills them all in rage before attempting to kill Alessa himself.
      • The aforementioned Cynthia Wilson is a vicious teenager with a nasty homophobic streak. Having caused several LGBT girls to commit suicide prior to her first appearance, Cynthia is introduced mocking Lola about her girlfriend, Faith, who she had earlier bullied into jumping off the roof. When Nicholas arrives and word spreads of his deal with Alessa, Cynthia, having no faith that Lola will successfully return her powers, makes a deal with Nicholas to kill them both to save herself, selling out her kingdom and killing her "friends" to seal the deal. Tracking Alessa and Lola to a village, she slaughters everyone and sadistically tortures the son of the innkeeper to the hotel the two stayed at. After the woman told her where they went, Cynthia killed them both anyway. Confronting Alessa and Lola, she takes the latter hostage. She then attempts to kill them both, bragging about what she did to the village all the while.
    • Alessa and the Kingdom of Shadows: The Shadow Queen is the wicked ruler of the Shadow Kingdom. Originally a queen who desired godhood, she struck a deal with the dark forces to acquire power, relocating her entire kingdom to the dark world to achieve said power. Kidnapping numerous people for over a century, she either converts them into Shadows by showing them propaganda, or sacrifices young girls to get the power she desires. Having little care for her own civilians, she allows corrupt policemen to kill anyone in their path and at one point blows up an entire block in an attempt to kill Alessa. With Alessa in her grasp, she plans to indoctrinate her in her army, where she will have her lead her soldiers to slaughter Annabel's kingdom once she's done sacrificing her.
    • Phillip: Dr. Samuel Valentine is a vampire supremacist who seeks to inhabit the world with daywalkers in order to fully diminish humanity. To this end, Valentine kidnaps fifteen women and rapes them to produce dhampirs, with eight of them dying from their babies bursting out of the wound. When Phillip, Luna, and Serenata invade his hideout, Valentine has his six remaining captives doused in gasoline and threatened with being burned alive should they not let him go.
  • Alice Isn't Dead:
    • The mysterious Police Woman, also known as Thistle, is a relentless hunter who hounds Keisha across the US to murder her for getting too close to the secrets of the Thistle Men and Bay & Creek Shipping. Along the way, the Police Woman leaves a trail of bloodshed and destruction, killing multiple people to take their vehicles, with Keisha stumbling upon her gruesome murder of a cop at one point. Upon capturing Keisha, the Police Woman reveals herself as a monstrous sadist who tries to force Keisha to "understand" everything, just so she can take cruel pleasure in her despair before killing her. Even after her supposed death, Thistle awakens later and reveals she is the one who creates the cannibalistic Thistle Men and sets them on the world to watch the carnage, gleeful about the murders and chaos she will continue to sow.
    • Lucy, a high-ranking member of Bay & Creek, is apparently a close friend of Keisha's wife Alice who cares for Keisha. In truth, Lucy is a willing participant of The Conspiracy to make others believe that her group are fighting the Thistle Men instead of working with them. Lucy betrays her own allies, letting them be murdered and directs the Thistle Men to claim more bodies before leading them to massacre Keisha, Alice and their group of survivors, showing no remorse in attempting to murder Alice and Keisha with her bare hands.
  • The Angel of Vine: Samuel Tensch is an artist who grew up in France. He was raised by a caretaker until one day he murdered her and tried to turn her into an art exhibit. Unsatisfied with his work, thinking it too crude, Tensch set the caretaker's body ablaze, burning down his house and killing his parents in the process. He moves to Los Angles and becomes a famous artist. He is secretly a Serial Killer, who murders 27 people and uses their blood to create several paintings; his masterpiece is his Angel of Vine, where he murdered a young actress named Marlene Evans, removed her spine and several other bones and used them to create a halo around her head.
  • The Arkn Mythos: In a Forever War with a vast cast of morally ambiguous characters, a few stand out as the absolute worst:
    • The Hooks Killer is among the worst, particularly in the Extended Universe canon.
      • He is a repulsive murderer whose crimes include torture and mutilation; rape—with a particular preference for infants—and consuming the flesh of his victims; he's also been known to make masks from the skin of his victims, in order to hide his own disfigured face. He has part of The Carver's soul in him—and uses the knowledge it bestows to become a "perfect killer", jumping between various timelines and eras and reinventing himself under a different identity in every reality to ensure that he will never get caught. His vast Historical Rap Sheet includes murdering over 100 people as The Dreaded, mysterious Wild West outlaw Barnabelt Kinnard; inflicting torments on an entire kingdom as the English monarch Comshine Orok; and eviscerating an entire religious cult, including his own pregnant sister—whose baby he cut out and devoured was possibly his own—as Adam Spirit. He later becomes a Psycho for Hire, assisting The Carver in his plans; during The Hooks Killer Documentary, he cuts open a young filmmaker who has been making a documentary about Hooks and raises The Carver into his body—possibly while the original host is still alive—allowing him to roam freely throughout .Reality. In one of his final onscreen appearances, Hooks confesses onscreen to having committed 643 murders—in one town—over the past 40 years. His final body count is suggested to be in the thousands.
      • His Universe A incarnation, who may be a descendant of that continuity's original Kinnard, is, while seemingly confined to a single timeline, virtually identical in terms of his sadism, twisted nature, and love of atrocities—such that the Carver himself refers to him as a "monster". This version of Hooks is also Carver's partner and is hinted to have given him a vessel in a similar manner. Not content with this extremely risky act—which, due to The Carver's Hethian power, causes a power surge in .Reality—he decides—just because he could—to go public about the Arkn and Dekn—setting off the May 15th Catastrophe, which causes a system-wide crash that obliterates multiple timelines and countless lives. The last time he's seen onscreen, he guts Michael Knight, sending him to the Infernous to be tormented by the Carver, who then claims him as a vessel. Hooks may be a mere human, but he proves himself to be far more deplorable than most Arkn or Dekn.
    • Elius'Exe'Deus, or Elias Exodus, aka Elliot Kenneth, is Asmodeus's teenage, sociopathic, power-hungry Nephilim son. As a child, he and his fellow Nephilim survived genocide by being hidden in a realm called the Hybrid Grounds; once left to his own devices, Elias wasted little time in slaughtering his fellows and absorbing their souls and powers. In 2015, as an amnesiac boy suffering from voices inside his head, Exodus has his powers re-awakened when one of the Dekn who saved him from the massacre, Vine, stops him from committing suicide; once his memories "return", Exodus reveals that he's been faking his amnesia—the "voices" he hears are his victims, screaming inside him, much to his delight—and thanks Vine for saving him by absorbing his powers and trapping him inside a cube Prison Dimension—leaving him to rot in the Hybrid Grounds for eternity. After departing from the Hybrid Grounds, Elias is intent on consuming both Arkn and Dekn to become a living god. He visits his uncle, Raphael Tobit Kestler, tortures him, and sends him to the Vale of Nightmares before murdering Raph's twin brother Tobias, all the while gloating and laughing about having effectively driven his own race to near extinction.
  • Atop the Fourth Wall: Mechakara is a robot from an Alternate Universe where Linkara's Robot Buddy Pollo turned evil, killed him, and robots overthrew humanity. His plans revolved around sending Linkara into a mental breakdown; and, when that fails, he captures him and plans to kill him slowly, simply because his death went too fast the first time around. While that would normally make him just another killer robot, he stands out when, after getting the magic MacGuffin that he came for, he decides instead to destroy all organic life in the multiverse. During the Silent Hill Dead/Alive videos, Mechakara slowly mind rapes Linkara into thinking he's the (actually long dead) man who tortured his daughter to create Linkara's Magic Gun and almost convinces him to kill himself. In To Boldly Flee, Mechakara passes himself off as Linkara and infiltrates the USS Exit Strategy, intending to kill the entire crew with the help of the forcibly assimilated Todd and Nostalgia Chick. Mechakara would later assimilate the crew of the Caelestis space station and drained the life force of one astronaut in an attempt to recharge the ship. Only working with others when his goals coincide with theirs and perfectly willing to kill them otherwise, Mechakara is fueled only by his hatred for Linkara and all organic life forms.
  • Blood After Midnight: Kelvin leads an evil cult which seeks to summon a demon, Shadoth, to dominate the world. As the power of the summoning rests in one's right arm, Kelvin has dozens of innocents murdered with their arms taken to use for the ritual. When a reporter named Bryan Cyon gets too close, Kelvin has his friend Vivian murdered and causes a massacre at a hospital to abduct him, before revealing to his followers his true intentions and murdering them all, intending on summoning the demon to control the world himself.
  • Bluebeard-An Animated Short: In this prequel to the original fairytale, Bluebeard is seen presenting his newest wife with a necklace with four heart symbols on it. After she moves into his castle, he warns her of a chamber that she must never enter. Months later, as he is about to leave on a business trip, she swipes the key from him and goes to search the room. Inside, she finds a Magic Mirror that shows skulls in the reflections of the heart symbols of her necklace, revealing Bluebeard killed his previous four wives for disobeying his order to not enter the room, and uses the heart symbols on the necklaces to tally his kills. Bluebeard returns and kills her before moving on to his sixth wife.
  • Camouflage: Argile, the corrupt Archbishop of Tigue, is initially portrayed as a self-righteous, hypocritical zealot obsessed with persecuting gay men and verbally abusing and mocking others, including his own clerics. He enters the story with his previous actions having a grim impact on the setting, and he later accepts Danilo's offer to pay for Luc's "crime" so Danilo can save Luc's life. Argile watches with glee as Danilo goes through with said offer, which is to have one of Danilo's testicles removed. Even after the deed is done, Argile sentences Luc to death anyway and blackmails Danilo to keep him under his control. It is later revealed that Argile has been raping the convicts—many of whom were also castrated under his orders—right before they are executed; Luc is also raped as well before his planned execution. Danilo finally confronts Argile and proposes to save Luc's life again by offering his body to him. Argile responds by sending his servant to strip and tie him, blackmailing him into getting raped anyways and not intending to save Luc's life at all. A complete sociopath with no altruistic qualities, Argile is seen by Danilo as a cautionary tale against homophobia, and what would happen if he did not fight for LGBT rights.
  • Captain Canuck: Mr. Gold is a petty Arms Dealer who wants to move on to grander things, wanting to possess Captain Canuck's nano tech for himself. Mr. Gold lures Captain Canuck to Ottawa on Canada Day, planting a bomb at Parliament Hill, which endangers thousands of people. Gold does this so his henchman, Blue Fox can get some skin cells from Captain Canuck. When Blue Fox complains about Mr. Gold not telling her about the bomb, Mr. Gold attacks her. Although Mr. Gold claims he wants to use Captain Canuck's nano tech to make the world a better place, it's clear from his thirst for power and disregard for human life that he only cares about himself.
  • Carmilla the Series:
    • Baron Vordenberg from season 2 is an elderly Austrian baron who is a member of the Silas Board of Directors. When he is first introduced, he seems to be a kind and friendly man, despite his apparent disdain for vampires. Once Laura gets him voted as the Chairman of the Board, he immediately shows his true colors by ordering a detainment of all vampires and anything supernatural in Silas University. He has some of the students, including Laura's friend Danny—to whom he lies that he will stop after arresting Carmilla and Mattie—recruited into his militia , and preaches anti-vampire propaganda. It is discovered that, despite the potential consequences, he intends to kill Lophiiformes, all to make a name for himself. After killing Lophiiformes, he intends to execute Carmilla and Mattie, along with any students protecting vampires; the attempted arrest indirectly leads to Mattie's death. After he almost callously shoots one of his men, Laura starts a resistance against him. In the battle, he has his henchman Theo betray them and kill Danny. In the finale, he has the other board members shot over the announcements and prepares to behead Carmilla, in front of Laura and their friends, taunting them all to their faces while doing so. Despite his seemingly doddering demeanor, Vordenberg is far more dangerous than meets the eye, his claims of heroism being lies he tells to fuel his ego, not caring who he has to kill to live out his fantasies of personal glory.
    • The Carmilla Movie: Elle Sheridan was a noble woman who, discovering her lover Carmilla was a vampire, betrayed Carmilla to her mother before her death. Unable to cross into the afterlife with the other souls of the sacrifice victims, Elle grew to resent Carmilla and Laura's life together. Elle began to torment Laura with nightmares, luring her, Carmilla, and her friends to her mansion. Gathering the souls, Elle manipulated them into preparing a ritual that would help them move on to the afterlife, with Carmilla willingly giving up her human life. Unbeknownst to them, Elle plans on stealing Carmilla's life for her own, and condemning the rest of the spirits back into the hell dimension forever. Despite her past, it's pointed out she wasn't the only sacrifice and the others never turned evil, with Elle admitting to her jealous and selfish motives, with disdain and indifference to everyone else. Elle picks off Carmilla, Laura and their friends, trapping them in their nightmarish hell; Carmilla's in particular reliving Elle's betrayal over and over again. When Laura rescues her friends and the other ghosts to prepare the ritual, Elle makes one final attempt to disrupt them, holding a knife to Carmilla's throat. Originally seen as a tragic figure of Carmilla's past and even a benevolent force in the first season, Elle ended up becoming a dark far cry of her previous self.
  • Caught Not Sleeping: The Showtime Killer is a merciless Serial Killer who views the Butterflies as his perfect victims. Having murdered at least 17 people in different cities from the West Coast prior to his involvement with Caught, Showtime makes his presence known by invading chat rooms and demonstrating his knowledge of his targets' private lives. Following a Butterfly, Showtime sends him a disk containing a video titled "The Show Must Go On", which shows the bloodied corpse of one of his victims. In one of his "murder trips", Showtime goes to Seattle and abducts two Butterflies, taking them to a secluded location and torturing them with scissors and other tools while filming their agony. Showtime stands in contrast to other antagonists as an entirely human threat who takes pleasure in hurting defenseless people.
  • Chasing Butterflies:
    • Mr. Hive is the sadistic operator of the looming Skycavity, traveling the endless time stream known as the Kinematic Envelope seeking those endowed with Steam. When Mr. Hive finds a lost xeno roaming the Kinematic Envelope, he offers them "deals" for one of the antiques onboard his Vanity Rail, tricking them into giving up their Steam while leaving out the fact that it will kill them and trap their essences in his Steam cane, powering himself up in the process. Taking the xenos Feyf and Croque as abused slaves, Mr. Hive treats them like property and kills Croque when he rebels, later breaking Feyf's legs when she escapes from him, promising her that she'll never leave his side again. When his attempts to steal the Steam of the young xeno Sal fail, Mr. Hive goes on a hunt across the Kinematic Envelope for him, wiping out a ship of sailors and torturing the survivor for information before recruiting the murderous "Gentlemen" to his side and giving them free reign to go on a massacre of Xemidas. As Sal continues to evade him, Mr. Hive, killing his own minions and promising to murder Sal's friends in front of him, threatens to drop the Skycavity on top of Xemidas and wipe out thousands of innocents, refusing to let anything stop him from cowardly sacrificing as many people as it takes to escape the Kinematic Envelope himself for good.
    • The Kind and Rude Gentlemen, nicknamed Kindly and Rudely, are a pair of reptilian xenos. Despite their differing personalities, the two share an intense sadism, manifesting in their operation in the slave trade while also enjoying murder for hire and fun, sometimes being paid in captives they can torture to death. Allying with the wicked Mr. Hive, Kindly and Rudely lead an attack on the peaceful city of Xemidas, crashing their chronofreighter into the gardens and playing a game of who can slaughter the most innocents before the other. Even after Kindly's death, Rudely kidnaps Ransa to salvage a payday, mocking the other xeno how he will deliver him to a chef who enjoys cooking his victims alive.
  • Cinquante Nuances de Rouge (Fifty Shades of Red): J., real name Jacob Berg, is a psychopathic Serial Killer. Deciding to kill 50 people in different ways to satiate his bloodlust and for the sake of science, J., not above attacking children, nonetheless prefers targeting adults, as children don't have enough maturity to experience the various emotions adults deal with while facing impending death. Seeing humanity as nothing more but a bunch of guinea pigs for his "experiments", J. kills people in extremely gruesome ways, including starving a little girl to death; forcing a child to choose between being poisoned with belladonna or arsenic; killing a teenager and forcing his father to watch, leaving said father to kill himself; starving a dog before giving him a drug addict as food; and then killing the dog once he fulfilled his role in his experiment. When finally captured and confronted by his victims' families, he merely replies that they were lucky it was their loved ones instead of themselves.
  • Condemning Us to Help: Even in New Hope Academy for Behaviorally Challenged Adolescent Girls, full of physically and mentally abusive staff, these two manage to be uniquely horrific:
    • Dr. Paula is one of the doctors working in New Hope. Under her control, the girls are viciously abused physically and mentally, either by the aides working in the academy or by Dr. Paula herself, whose 3-hour long daily "sessions" with the girls are daily, personal humiliations of each girl by bringing up their past, with No Sympathy whatsoever for anything they went through—notably blaming Anah, who was raped by her stepfather, for causing her own rape. Mental abuse also includes being isolated in a straitjacket. Physical abuse includes stripping and beatdowns for the pettiest of reasons, such as putting duct tape over Athena's mouth and hands, starving her for the entire day, before removing the duct tape the next day, in full awareness that when ripped off the next day, the duct tape would remove skin. When Ursula refuses to break under her abuse, Dr. Paula has no problem abusing even more the other girls until she breaks. Despite claiming to have good intentions, Dr. Paula proves to be a delusional, racist, homophobic and bigoted monster.
    • Bryan is one of the aides working in the academy, and proves to be even worse than many of them. Alongside fellow aid Houston, Bryan is introduced as an even more depraved aide than the already abusive Adam, Leonora, and Aaron trio, pinching and slapping any girl who looked at them and slapping, screaming at, and denying "privileges", such as food or only running six miles instead of more, for a day to any girl who cried. When unable to break Ursula, Bryan and Houston raped Rivkah, Rhea, and Jessa. When Athena attempts to prevent them from raping Anah as well, Bryan strangles and almost kills her. Later killing the youngest girl, Claudia, Bryan horrifies even Houston, and manages to stand out as horrific even amongst the monstrous aides.
  • Counter Monkey: Tempus Thales, from the Thieves World story, is the most powerful soldier in the Ranken Empire, and only finds joy in war, murder, and rape. Charged with keeping the peace in the city of Sanctuary, he is initially an ally to the players, torturing twenty guards to death for robbing them. He then starts sending the players on jobs for him, planning on overthrowing the Ranken Prince in charge of the city with their help. Both Tempus and Noah's plans for the players are ruined when one of the players accidentally hits Tempus in the face with acid. His patron goddess then refuses to heal his face until he gets revenge on the players. When Tempus gets fed up with his failed attempts to catch the players, he starts taking more extreme steps, bringing in the Ranken military to brutally punish anyone who breaks the law. He then publicly declares that he will kill a random person every day, before brutally raping one of the players' Love Interest to death, and enacting a massacre on the citizens in the ensuing riot. When the players finally confront him, Tempus kills one of them, declaring that everything is their fault for not turning themselves in, and rips out and eats the heart of another to reclaim his healing.
  • Crypt TV:
    • Sunny Family Cult: Roger is the ultimate villain of the series, and previous leader of the titular murder cult before being kicked out. Roger goes on an independent killing spree searching for his niece Taylor, tormenting her and her friend Janine and killing Janine's boyfriend. Roger also maims Allie Anne in an attempt to intimidate her and her mother. Posing as a friendly teacher and detective, Roger gets close to and abducts Taylor. When he first founded the cult, their goals to kill the corrupt and cleanse society were simply an outlet for his own misanthropy, and ambitions to become one of the "Divine Beings of Darkness". Years prior, Roger used to bully and twist his younger brother Elias into a devout follower, and tries to kill him before being defeated; Roger declares the cult his family before disowning them when they exile him and pick Elias over him. In the present, Roger butchers the guests and staff of a motel, explaining his ritual needs Taylor broken to fulfill his prophecy. Roger fatally wounds Elias before Taylor finally kills him, starting Roger's transformation.
    • Fight Night: Micah is the greedy and vicious manager of the titular underground fight club, with the MO of kidnapping monsters from across the country and fitting them with shock collars to keep them in line; she then has humans kidnapped to go up against these monsters in a fighting ring where they are inevitably slaughtered. At one point, she uses her collars to torture Estelle (of Mohawk) when she tries to escape, only relenting when she needed Estelle for a later match. While she claims to seek out criminals and the corrupt, it's purely for the entertainment of her audience and the money she'd get. In some cases she may even have people framed in order to dishonestly throw into the ring in order to sell a story; such is seemingly the case with a woman accused of killing her own baby. When Porter realizes the woman is innocent and tries to help her escape, Micah gouges out one of his eyes and throws him in the ring in retaliation, and then tries to kill Porter herself when he frees Colossus.
    • The Birch: Sebastian "Seb" Polks is a ruthless thug and drug dealer whose business runs his town. He laced his drugs with painkillers to make them more addictive, which gets several people killed on overdoses, including Evie Grayson's mother. He uses his nephew Thurston as a drug mule, frequently beating and maiming Thurston if the latter crosses him. When Seb learns that Evie could be interfering with his business by having his gang members killed, he maims her father to send a warning. When he finds out Thurston and Gavin are planning to run away, he tries to coerce Thurston into trying to kill Evie and her father, literally forcing Thurston's hand to shoot Evie's father. To get Gavin's compliance, Seb threatens to have the latter's mouth mutilated, claiming that's what he'd do to someone he "loves". When later confronted, he tries to kill and maims Thurston and Gavin with an electric saw.
  • Day of the Choosing: "All the Rest" is a glutton with a taste for mortal flesh and misery. Having already devoured countless billions of people from various worlds over the course of countless millennia, All the Rest keeps a portion of the setting's population alive as breeding stock, consuming the remainder alive with pleasure. When the unnamed protagonist attempts to escape in order to warn his young daughter, All the Rest taunts the protagonist, calling him an "insignificant amoeba". All the Rest subsequently keeps its victims, the protagonist among them, in indefinite agony as it absorbs them, savoring every moment of suffering it inflicts.
  • Deus ex Machina: Leonard Phillips is a sociopathic scientist who seeks to develop a suit of power armor for his boss. To this end, he turns a Covenant elite into a killing machine, and then commits robberies to fund himself, having his assistant kill any witnesses. When he learns about Deus Ex Machina's exploits, he has a civilian killed as a warning and threatens to kill more.
  • Dicing with Death, hosted by Neal "Koibu" Erickson
    • Solomon the Cruel, as played by Neal Erickson, is a depraved cleric of the evil god Beelzebub who spread death and destruction in his wake in the name of his dark master. Starting small by burning down the temple and poisoning the food in a small village, Solomon moves on the city of Wodheim to spread ever greater chaos. In Wodheim, Solomon poisons the city wells with the bodies of victims he murdered, crucifies innocents to the holy tree in the center of the city and sets it ablaze, and defiles the local church by murdering the priest and painting his god's name in blood. Hearing rumors of a ruined pyramid to his god across the sea, Solomon travels there while blowing up the library in the port city he left from. In the village of Ja'vis near the ruins, Solomon enslaves several innocents and provides ritual sacrifices to a local hag who lives there to allow him to study the pyramid. After capturing and torturing the village shaman in an effort to reveal the pyramid's secrets, Solomon is knocked out and drowned as punishment for his crimes, but later comes back as a vengeful undead monstrosity leading hordes of zombies against the village before being destroyed a final time.
    • Lord Malcifer Winter, as played by Ryan Hufschmid, is the last of his noble house after his home island of Gadia was invaded by the kingdom of Eridon and who sought out the powers of necromancy to reclaim what he felt was his. Malcifer first gains control of his village of Winter's Reach by enslaving the populace through ritualistic marks of servitude and forcing them into the worship of the old gods of Gadia, the Winter Gods. To ensure their servitude, he goads them into a murdering a rowdy Eridonian knight despite several dying in the process. Using the village as a base from which to grow his undead hordes, Malcifer begins his conquest of Gade Isle by marching on the village of Sardinia and laying siege to the local lord's castle when they retreat there. Malcifer leads his undead to slaughter the hundreds on innocents in the castle and personally murders the lord and his young daughter. What follows is a long campaign of death and destruction as Malcifer leads his army to lay waste to numerous villages as he slowly makes his way to the capitol of Pinespur. During this campaign, hundreds of villagers and soldiers are either devoured by the undead or have their souls stolen by Malcifer to fuel his immortality. At Pinespur, Malcifer spares the local populace in exchange for the wholesale slaughter of any noble family of Eridonian descent and soon proclaims himself King Winter.
  • Dresden's Haunted Forest:
    • Magdalena/"DJ Maggie", the Wicked Witch from the tale of "Hansel and Gretel", surpasses her original counterpart in depravity. Planning to marry Charles V, the King of Spain and Emperor of the Holy Roman Empire, solely for the political power it would bring her, Magdalena kills a witch when she refuses to teach her, before stealing her spellbook. Upon Charles's marriage with the peasant girl Annabelle, Magdalena poisons the food at the wedding party, killing 50 people, Annabelle included. Magdalena, after marrying Charles, frames the peasants for the wedding incident, leading to a brutal slaughter and oppression of peasants. When they fight back, Magdalena starts personally killing them. Upon being found out, she settles in a forest, and learns about two rituals: summoning seven demons, Lords of Hell, and becoming a goddess through a mural from a million bodies; and killing several children, eating them and drinking their blood to become immortal. For centuries, Magdalena kills anyone who enters the forest, including Hansel, Gretel and Reinhardt's best friend Heine. Befriending Reinhardt, DJ Maggie also kidnaps his parents and tries to force them to eat their own son, sadistically revealing to Reinhardt Heine's corpse and telling him that they were never friends to begin with.
    • Joachim Dirlewanger is a former Stasi member notorious for his cruelty towards political dissidents. After losing his job, he and his men attempted to stage a coup against Germany's current regime. Meeting Reinhardt and his friends in his hideout, he held them hostage, threatening them and ordering their parents to give them a huge ransom. It was revealed that Joachim intends to use the ransom to buy a bomb set to blow up several landmarks of Berlin and kill all of the hostages when he got the ransom. When defeated, he spitefully attempts to blow up his hideout, fully aware that it would kill his own men.
  • Eclipse: Freiherr Eighinn Stossuhl is a brutish, Trigger Happy thug who firmly believes that Might Makes Right. In his first appearance, he threatens to attack Cessair, a neutrally-aligned country if they failed to turn in the main character Alice Sitchri. When Sitchri actually leaves peacefully, Stossuhl attacks Cessair anyway, in a war that cost the lives of 86,492 people and eradicated Cessair's entire infrastructure. When he gets hit by a sniper, Stossuhl responds by destroying an entire building; he admitted that the sniper probably wasn't there anyway. He incinerates an entire platoon of his own soldiers when they took too much time to get through a maze. When an injured soldier grabbed his ankle, Stossuhl destroyed his entire upper torso because he was stopped from sprinting. When another soldier offers to patch him up after a fight, Stossuhl pushed his skull into his torso because "Real men never disarm themselves." When an informant reveals that all of his targets had escaped, Stossuhl immediately chokes the informant to death, while still demanding to know where they went. He proceeds to order the eradication of Cessair, and when his colleagues called him out on it, Stossuhl continues the shelling out of spite. At a public speech, Stossuhl attempted to divert his culpability in the invasion by claiming his colleagues supported it, when in fact they didn't. Finally, Stossuhl publicly executed close to a hundred Cessair prisoners—and his own bodyguards—by unleashing a stream of magma that morphed them into a mesh of dry, organic rock.
  • The Edge of Sleep: The man known as the Trespasser is a Serial Rapist who has been kidnapping girls, raping them, and then killing them with a drug overdose to hide his involvement. When people start dying in their sleep, the Trespasser taunts his latest victim that her mother is likely dead, before stealing a gun, clearly intending to kill hurt whomever he pleases. After he kidnaps Katie, he attacks the hospital where the other survivors are, capturing Dave in the process. He then straps Dave onto a table, intending to kill him slowly with the medical tools, and when Dave befriends him, he agrees to take Dave with him as he drives down the coast after kidnapping more girls. However, he first decides to castrate Dave in order to make sure he has Katie all to himself. When the Trespasser is stopped, he insists that the girls were all "junkies" whom he didn't hurt and spends his final moments taunting Dave about the nightmares he'll have of their encounter.
  • Evangeline: The titular character is a 9-year old sociopathic girl who hides her inner unchildlike depravity under an innocent behavior. Killing her family's fishes and dog, Evangeline sexually molested her friend Emily, threatened to reveal the whole thing if Emily so much as talked, forced her to do her homework and give her money. Meanwhile, Evangeline abused her 6-year old sister Audrina as well, molesting her too, lying about her origins, and finally killing her when Audrina reveals to their mother Leslie Evangeline's abuse. When Leslie attempted to kill her in retaliation, Evangeline gaslit her into thinking she was the one to blame, before promptly framing her for her crimes and getting away with her deeds.

    F – Z 
  • Fear FM: Prakash's father is the instigator for everything that happens in the series. A pedophile primary school teacher who would frequently molest his students, he was found out by his wife and banished from his town. Frequenting multiple slums for victims, he was caught raping a little boy and beaten to a pulp. Blaming his ex-wife for ruining his life, he sought out sorceress Rudra Devi to awaken the Dakin to murder his ex-wife, gleefully hanging himself to complete the summoning. Even after his death, the Dakin, still loose, turns Rudra into the Lal Chudail, which led to her killing children and countless others to return herself back to normal.
  • Finding Hope: "Jack Angel", beneath his devout, gentleman attitude, is "on a mission from God" to exterminate humanity on Earth, starting with the sheriffs. Targeting Sheriff Lee Peck as a result, he kills him and his wife Maude when the latter calls him out on his motives and attempts to kill Lee's child Gerald before being stopped by "Nobody". When Nobody defeats him in a gunfight to bargain for Gerald's life, Angel uses Gerald as a Human Shield to save his own skin. When Nobody provokes him into a duel, Angel accepts, and later reveals that he killed a priest and took his hat because the priest told him he was a man of sin. When Nobody shoots him, Angel tries to kill him and Gerald despite their previous agreement. The end of the story also reveals that Jack killed Nobody's older sister Caroline. Sadistic, petty, hypocritical and delusional, Jack proved that his family name was anything but fitting.
  • First: Do No Harm: Even before he became a demon, Marshall Eccelstein was a horrific monster of a husband who kept Violet chained to a wall naked and brutally beat her bloody every day. By the time of the story, he has figured out a way to reach Vanilla, Katherine, and Kidari, and sends specialized assassins to kill them and capture his daughter Rosalina, planning on making the assassins torture Violet to death afterwards. When Astaroth turns him into a demon, he rapes and kills Amy and then kills and zombifies Daniel, planning to force Vanilla to kill him. After he is expelled from his body and takes the name Cerununnos, he drives an entire military base insane before driving violent criminals insane and releasing them from prison, taking sick joy in the chaos that ensues. He then begins killing random officers and civilians for fun before being stopped by Vanilla's brother Shoji, learning that there are 16 alive members of the Jackson family in the process. Cerununnos, while planning to kill the Jackson family, encounters a bus and stops it, intending to slaughter everyone on the bus and then kill a family with the bus before being defeated.
  • Four Kingdoms & Four Kingdoms, Continued: Karju, the Head Boar of the Scrofa tribe, is introduced torturing an adulterous woman by shoving a hot rod into her womb before throwing her into the wilderness, where she dies. When Jabali, his then-fiancée, calls him out on this, he intimidates her before eventually beating her to force her to submit to his will until she runs away, with him giving chase. He proceeds to kill anyone who gets in his way and even stages an invasion of the Aves' city, killing even more people. He eventually has Jabali captured and brought to him, at which point he beats and rapes her. He does this again the next two days; on the third day, he grows tired of her continued "disobedience", and takes a branding iron and brands her like a wild pig. When Jabali's husband, Cal, tries to rescue her, Karju fights him, taunting and toying with him all the while, nearly killing him before Cal's horse, Xanthus, steps in trying to protect Cal only to get himself killed by Karju.
  • Gold Tongues: The unnamed drifter known only as "Petrol" is a disgusting creep and murderous pedophile, roaming the wastelands After the End looking for people to hurt and fun to be had. Introduced stomping a woman's throat and cannibalizing her corpse, Petrol later allies with a camp of survivors only to stab one of them to death and lure mutant bugs to the camp, leading to the murders of nearly the entire camp just so he can loot whatever he wants. After meeting a small family of survivors, Petrol murders the surrogate father Kyle and snaps young Billy's neck, before he rapes and murders the preteen Tessa, bragging later that she was his third child victim, noting that he had molested two young girls years ago during his time as a music teacher. Petrol then shoots and mocks Maggie over the death of her family, showing off Tessa's panties as a "trophy" to her and leaving the woman a gun loaded with a single bullet just to force her to decide between killing herself, or dying a slow death in the desert.
  • His Night Begins: In this world of violence, crime, and child trafficking, these two prove to be the worst Virat Nariman has faced:
    • Season 1: Ranjha Seth is a brutal brothel owner who takes part in the child trafficking operation to gain women and fortune. Having inherited the business from his father, Seth has farmers' wives and daughters kidnapped and sold to various men, getting others in debt so that they can be used as slave labor. Becoming partners with Sai Kali Bhakth, Seth would hand him virgins to be used for his ritual sacrifices in return for his services, using him to kill anyone who gets in his way. Threatening a captured girl with mutilation and having a father trying to retrieve his daughter tortured to death, when Seth is tortured by Virat for information, Seth tries to lure Virat into a trap to kill him.
    • Season 2: Inspector Rahman Tariq, from episodes 6-9, is a violent brute working for the Border Protection Force who has taken control over Sanauli. Accepting bribes from criminals, he allows the town to become a crime-ridden dump filled with murder, drug and Human Trafficking, and corruption. Abusing people around him, and even murdering his fellow policeman who dare try and snitch on him, Tariq is also a cruel rapist, taking advantage of Sai Kali Bhakth's trafficking operation so that he may be given young, tranquilized women to have sex with.
  • How I Escaped from a Cult: Charlie Stocke was the self-appointed prophet of the Third Reincarnation of the King, as well as the alleged third reincarnation of Christ. Stocke convinced several of his followers into going with him into the wilderness, and he forced them to work eight hours a day. He placed most of the members on the "prayer list" as a means of breaking them into submission, and he purposefully starved them. He later sentenced a married couple to death when they tried to leave the cult, and he also executed the narrator's parents. Four more members died from execution while the remaining members of the TRK either died from starvation or resorted to cannibalism. Stocke eventually tried to orchestrate a mass suicide, but he was ultimately burned alive and eaten.
  • Kadu'av: The Beginning of the End: The wicked Windsor is a member of the Gilded Cross, a Yeshu supremacist group who seek to murder any race who are deemed unclean. Tasked with slaughtering caravans containing Roja, Windsor kills plenty of Roja people—including children—with sick glee, mocking his partner Jess for refusing to partake in the murders. After butchering another caravan, Windsor waits for Eden and Rachel to arrive and tries to kill them.
  • The Last Lamia: Dr. Theodore Erswick is the sociopathic leader of Avatech's Project Ascension. After forming a Faustian deal with a tribe of Lamias, he has them kidnapped from their beds at night to conduct excessive experiments and Electric Torture on them, then wipe their memories so that his pact can remain intact. When instructed to commit genocide on the Lamia species, Erswick sadistically agrees and has their homes burned and the Lamias slaughtered with guns and poisoned blades. When he comes across the dying Lamia Sovereign, he tortures her by shooting her repeatedly, then burns her alive for his own amusement. He has his soldiers collect all the Lamia corpses to harvest for their DNA, and transports them back to the city of Brookhaven, where he experiments with his genetic rewriting by performing horrific and torturous experiments on innocent people just trying to survive, killing them or transforming them into mindless monsters in constant agony. When Rebel leader Xander makes a deal with Erswick to turn over his allies in exchange for Erswick curing his sister Lani's fatal disease, Erswick betrays him and instead kidnaps all four members of the rebel group, injecting them with his experimental formula. He then mocks them as they succumb to the formula's effects, with Lani burning to death from the inside and technician Brec transforming into another monster. When Xander confronts Erswick, Erswick tortures and kills him with a Tesla coil. He then commands the monster to capture the survivor, Jason, for further experimentation.
  • Legatum:
    • Smirvlak's Stone: Lorko Maeliss is the dreaded leader of the Yellow Fang, a gnoll tribe which pillage, rape, and slaughter their way throughout the country of Glorsdale under his cruel direction. With a fondness for rape and torture, Lorko furiously pursues the Corveel brothers and their ally Stilyk after they rob him of a powerful magical stone, massacring the Corveel brothers' village and cutting a wide trail of mayhem and murder across the countryside with countless creatures slaughtered by his gnolls. Possessed of a propensity to murder his own minions for any reason he can think of, Lorko tosses unending waves of them to their own deaths, personally butchers many of them for simply contending his authority, and enslaved his adviser after having massacred her family and "tamed" her by letting the other female gnolls rape her into terrified submission. In the end, after using what remains of his own band as suicide bombers to create a distraction wide enough for him to corner and rape Nickolas Corveel, Lorko reveals his designs to use the stolen stone to conquer the entire planet and annihilate millions, fancying himself the god of a new age where all who oppose him are crushed.
    • Help Not Wanted: Ogrell Syn'Gorrsh, seemingly a simple-minded ogre in search of his missing daughter, harbors a much, much darker secret. Ogrell is in fact a Serial Killer, having already long ago butchered and ate his own daughter after her whining annoyed him to the point of violence, following up with his wife and then countless innocents afterwards he lured in or kidnapped to brutally murder and eat. Not satisfied with simply killing and eating his victims, Ogrell psychologically and physically tortures them for weeks on end, with a priest Ogrell's left a skinned, maimed mess and a goblin Ogrell reduced to a feral monster only a few of his endless menagerie of victims. When the goblin contractors he lured in try and stop him, Ogrell beats a child to death in front of one of them to lure him out and later tries to simply murder them all himself after his first attempt to break them fails, laughing away their morals and simply telling them they're all animals at heart like him.
    • Scrambled Egg: Trellorv, a disgusting, monstrous troll who–-after having butchered his parents and his entire village for being punished for his first murder of a mentally-handicapped troll—had an existential crisis which led to him avowing himself to what he feels is the source of joy in life: wanton carnage. Trellorv dismembered a priest shortly after confessing his sins and went on to murder and rape hundreds of people for pleasure, even desecrating a settlement and leaving a portion of the populace not killed but maimed to near-death, begging to be mercy-killed. After he met the omnicidal mage Sonya, Trellorv plans to betray her to take the mystical egg she's seeking and initiate an apocalypse of his own to bask in the everlasting suffering that follows.
  • Life has no Guarantees: Michael Andrews is a drug dealer and Elizabeth's boyfriend. Upon settling in Elizabeth's home, Michael became extremely abusive to Elizabeth and gave her beatdowns for the pettiest reasons, not stopping even when Elizabeth's children are around or even watching. When alone with Elizabeth's 6-year old daughter Natalie, he made her "touch him". When Elizabeth's 14-year old daughter Caryn confronts him about it, Michael threatens to kill her and her whole family—and to rape Natalie as well—if she doesn't have sex with him. Forced to flee when Elizabeth caught him in the act, Michael gives her another beatdown, scars her, kidnaps Natalie and threatens to kill Elizabeth's youngest child Shane if he reveals that he kidnapped Natalie. Viciously beating down Natalie, Michael leaves her for dead, with little comeuppance for his deeds.
  • Midnight Charnel Mass: The unnamed CEO is the head of the Kalkin Corporation, and a man who wants to prove that gods don't exist. Traveling to the tent city of Tharwal, the CEO establishes his base of operations and lures the citizens into working for him. Needing a place to build his church, the CEO implants nightmares into the Tharwal citizens to make them believe the circus workers next door will murder them, leading the citizens to form a mob and kill all the circus workers. Summoning his new employees to the church once it's completed, the CEO has Tharwal burned to the ground, and has his new employees brutally slaughtered, their screams of pain transmitted to the heavens. Staring at the charred remains of Tharwal with a smile on his face, the CEO, after not getting a response from the gods, sees the experiment as a success, and prepares to do it all again in the next tent city.
  • Mirror World: Syrile—real name Ishirō Hamada, a former member of Unit 731—is a member of House Dusk and one of Korva's minions. Obsessed with perfecting the devoiding process, Syrile resurrected hundreds of corpses and experimented on them, not caring that the reanimated bodies became sapient and were fully aware of all the torture that Syrile put them through. Syrile even went as far as arranging fatal accidents on various inhabitants of Inoptica just so he could use their bodies for future experiments. After kidnapping Geiger, Syrile forces Vita to assist him with his plans, only to later take her hostage as a bargaining chip when House Midnight attacks House Dusk's stronghold. Eager to save his own hide, Syrile kills Razmin before teaming up with House Dawn and offering to expose the secrets of the other three Houses. Even after Syrile becomes human again and returns home, all he can think about are the ghastly experimentations he plans on conducting in the future.
  • Moonlight Revenge (archive): Joffery, supposedly a nice photographer from Arizona, is in truth a vicious Serial Killer of women, who goes to small towns, seduces girls that "no one will miss", and then kills them. Seducing Lulu, he later knocks her out when she shows some doubts regarding their relationship. When she wakes up, Joffery viciously tortures her, before raping and killing her, all the while keeping an affectionate tone. He later attempts to make Izzy, Lulu's sister, go through a similar fate before a resurrected Lulu stops him.
  • Mortal Kombat: Legacy:
    • Shao Kahn is the tyrannical emperor of Outworld, who is bent on expanding his empire as far as possible. Invading the realm of Edenia, as soon as all their champions lose Mortal Kombat tournaments, Shao Kahn brings death and destruction to the peaceful kingdom, slaughtering countless innocents and forcing Sindel to marry him and adopting her daughter Kitana. Fearing that Sindel would tell Kitana the truth in the future, which could lead to her trying to rebel against him, Shao Kahn created her clone, Mileena, from Tarkatan blood, and when Sindel killed herself to merge her soul with that of her daughters to protect her from Shao Kahn's influence, Shao Kahn raised both his adopted daughters as his personal assassins, ordering them to murder all former King Jerrod's imposters and King Jerrod himself. Later ordering his daughters to participate in the current Mortal Kombat tournament, Shao Kahn plans to invade Earthrealm and do with it what he did with Edenia.
    • Quan Chi is the powerful necromancer and leader of the Netherrealm, who has his own plans for the takeover of Earthrealm. Seeking his own champion for the Mortal Kombat tournament, Quan Chi found out about the rivalry between the Shirai Ryu and Lin Kuei clans and used it to his own advantage. As both clans managed to achieve a truce, Quan Chi murders the traveling lord of both clans Shogun and all his guards, while taking the appearance of Bi-Han, leader of the Lin Kuei, to lure Hanzo Hasashi, aka Scorpion, out of the Shirai Ryu village, so that he could brutally slaughter his whole clan, along with his wife and child, and blame it on the Lin Kuei. Using Scorpion's thirst for vengeance, Quan Chi resurrected him as his own champion and led him to murder Bi-Han, who was Scorpion's former friend, whom Quan Chi framed for the purging of the Shirai Ryu.
  • The Night Striker: Alisha Winko started out as a normal girl with a seemingly perfect family and childhood, but quickly became murderously jealous of the orphan Joe, whom her parents adopted. After secretly wishing he'd die in infancy, when Joe grew into a healthy and normal child, Alisha planned to kill him, as well as her parents for caring about him in the first place. She tried to get her other brother in on it, before killing him for refusing and then killing her parents. Years later she escapes a psych ward, determined to hunt Joe down. Along the way, she kills numerous people, including her psychiatrist, the mother of a victim she decided to taunt, the sheriff and Joe's roommates. When she finally corners Joe, she explains her reason for her other murders were both to break him and for the fun of it. After seemingly shooting Joe to death, she faces arrest with a smile on her face, thinking that she won.
  • Offence Report (Graven Hunter Files spinoff prequel): Kyrie is a vicious and legendary child killer. She first shows up at the orphanage to find her son Laures, in the process cutting a boy's throat and killing a girl despite agreeing to leave them alone. Kyrie then tracks down Laures and forces him to join her in her activities. At one point, she takes Laures to a farm, and he sees Kyrie restraining a terrified woman; Kyrie tells him that "her husband will have an unhappy life with a wreck by his side", and later brags about causing the woman to have a miscarriage. Kyrie then approaches a young girl, kills her cat, has Laures restrain the girl, and begins feeling under her dress. After the murder, Laures, unhappy about this, pulls a knife out on Kyrie, only for her to threaten to rape him, bragging that she did so to his father. When Laures is paralyzed and begs Kyrie to protect him from a demon, she refuses and tells him to act as bait, only to fall prey herself. A truly depraved woman who murdered kids for thrills, Kyrie remains infamous in the present day despite being long dead.
  • Outpost 99:
    • Colonel Laura Taylor, from season 1, is the right-hand woman of General Hawke. Introduced interviewing Captain Raine about the Codex before ordering his execution on a whim, after discovering the Flood, she intends to weaponize the parasite for Black Water Ops even after being warned by the Monitor Atlas about it wiping out all life. She proceeds to thank the Atlas by uploading a virus to kill him. Attempting to use her own soldiers as hosts for the Flood, she futilely activates the Codex to release it in her dying moments.
    • The aforementioned General Hawke, from season 2, is the leader of Black Water Ops, tasked with overseeing the research outposts of Forerunner structures. Realizing the power they hold, he initiates a Gamma Protocol purge of personnel who he deems disloyal, having his Shadowknife soldiers hunt down survivors. When Captain Raine is captured, Hawke threatens to eject his comrades into a nearby planet's atmosphere if he doesn't talk. Hawke's ultimate plan is to use the Apex to turn stars supernova in order to take over the universe, having Black Water Ops fight the Covenant when they try to stop him. When Atlas tries to stop his plan, Hawke kills him.
  • The Oxventure: Vex, the Arc Villain for "Peak Performance", is a sadistic woodsman and necromancer, and despite his limited screen time stands out as one of the nastiest foes the Oxventurers Guild have encountered, never being played for humor. Imbuing his traps with necromancy that will raise the corpse of anyone caught in them, even if said trap doesn't inflict fatal wounds, Vex taxidermizes any zombified being that returns to him, as shown by the extensive collection of displayed animals in his cabin. Far from doing this to survive, this is done purely out of sadism and inflated ego, as shown when he gleefully reflects on turning Merilwen's wildcat, Simon, into a hat despite its being buried—twisting the knife in the process and refusing to take the hat off despite the elf's visible grief—and then tries doing the same to the Guild by siccing a zombie bear on them. Despite his claims of doing this to get by, Vex truly saw himself as superior to all others and viewed any attempt to impede his activities as "cheating" him out of what he believed to be rightfully his.
  • Pinot Noir:
    • Kleetus Klementine, true name Christopher Cogswell, is an ancient being surviving on the deaths of others. Having been Jack the Ripper and responsible for a myriad of human atrocities, Cogswell preys on innocence by holding children and giving them to clientele to rape, torture and eventually murder. Eventually killing his own stock and sacrificing a follower to take on the strength of Shub-Niggurath, Cogswell opts to bring the apocalypse and completely exterminate mankind.
    • Greta Ludwig von Hertz, a would-be Mad Doctor who burned down the institute that expelled her, has graduated since to the poisonous Mad Scientist of crime lord Big D, having influenced him to start Purge Night. While running Big D's Organ Theft ring, Greta leads twisted and tortuous experiments on innocents for little reason than to gratify her own sadism, snacking on human body parts regularly whilst horribly abusing her put-upon lackey Schultz day in and day out. With ambitions to launch a zombie apocalypse, Greta murders the child of Big D and manipulates his grief to control his crime empire, intent on deploying the virus in a series of major cities. Even when pointed out a full-out apocalypse will leave nothing to rule over, Greta shrugs it away and opts to burn the children she was planning to use as breakouts for the virus to soothe her frustration.
    • Crank Gibson, the Arc Villain of Chapter 4, is a drug lord responsible for the creation of Pleasure, a drug with euphoric effects and hideous withdrawal. Gibson demands the production of Pleasure through cheap slave labor, keeping his "employees" motivated via threats to families he's already murdered and detonating the hearts of any who resist. Gibson intends to facilitate Greta's Zombie Apocalypse on the promise to rule what's left, murders his defiant minions, and when Pinot turns his operation against him, Gibson detonates the bombs implanted in every remaining slave's heart in a fit of hysterical laughter.
  • Red vs. Blue:
    • Sigma, representing the Alpha's ambition and creativity, is the most evil AI in the Meta. Interested in becoming human, Sigma gradually took over the mind of Agent Maine and increased his violence. He also manipulated Agent Carolina into getting two AI, leading to a mental breakdown, and helped torture the Alpha. Using Maine, Sigma stole Carolina's AI before nearly killing her. As part of the Meta, Sigma hunted down other Freelancer's for their equipment and AI. The AI would be forcibly implanted into the Meta, whether they were willing or not. He also slaughtered multiple simulation teams as well as any recovery agents encountered. In a final bid to steal the Alpha, Sigma and the Meta attacked Freelancer Command, killing everyone stationed there and cornering and almost killing Agent Washington. Even with his destruction by EMP, Sigma's manipulation ensured that the broken Maine would continue to act as the Meta.
    • Chairman Malcom Hargrove is the corrupt CEO of Charon Industries. Using his position, Hargrove illegally used UNSC soldiers as a private security force. Starting up investigation against Project Freelancer, Hargrove used it to take Freelancer's technology for his own use while arresting anyone involved in the project, even going as far as releasing a serial killer from prison to help him. Finding alien artifacts on the planet Chorus, he hired a group of Space Pirates to kill everyone on the planet by manipulating them into a Civil War. He sent ships containing cargo for the mercenaries to use to the planet, where the mercs killed everyone on the ship and steal the cargo for their own use. When the Reds and Blues got involved, Hargrove took advantage by having them escalate the conflict with the intention to kill them when they were no longer necessary. When the mission was jeopardized, he threatened to kill his lead mercs by sending a new agent to finish the job. When exposed, he decided to kill as many of the people as possible out of spite rather than surrender.
    • Felix, real name Isaac Gates, is a Psycho for Hire with a love for killing. When he fought in the Great War, he never showed any mercy to his enemies, even those that were trying to surrender. When one of his teammates, Locus, was broken by the war, Felix kept him from getting help and molded him into his partner. Hired to create a Civil War on the planet Chorus, the mercenary took pleasure in infiltrating one the sides while he was leading them to their deaths. He also led the raid on a prison ship where the entire crew is killed and the prisoners who are not worthy to join forces with him ejected from the ship. Hearing about the Purge, he was unable to resist being the one to personally kill off everyone, showing that he doesn't care about the orders and more about just killing for the hell of it, perfectly willing to sacrifice his own men to do so. When the Purge temple was destroyed, Felix pointlessly went after the Reds and Blues just so he can kill them.
    • Genkins was part of a false pantheon of gods, "The Cosmic Powers", meant to trick other species into subservience. Desiring true godhood, he joined forces with Chrovos to remake the universe In Their Own Image. He proceeded to help manipulate the Reds and Blues into causing a Time Crash, going as far as to exploit Wash's PTSD he gained from his neck injury and generating a mini black hole to sadistically murder Huggins when she tried to interfere. After the time crash, Genkins traveled around the time stream to cause further paradoxes to further weaken Chrovos's prison. Eventually, Genkins steals Chrovos's power to kill them before trapping the Reds and Blues in Labyrinth to torture them to death.
  • RPC Authority:
    • Ms. Jackson is the elementary school teacher monitoring RPC-010. Living inside her class along with her 31 students for years, Ms. Jackson tortures and murders the children on a daily basis if they fail to meet her expectations, using an anomolous object called the Happy Box to bring them back each time that they die in a perpetual cycle of pain; Ms. Jackson has lashed a girl for failing her math quiz and strangled a boy to death when he began sleepwalking. Occasionally reading stories about disturbing topics such as rape and murder to her class, Ms. Jackson once did something so horrible to her new student that an Authority researcher requested an immediate transfer to another site out of disgust.
    • RPC-142: Also known as "Reanimator", he is a sadistic Serial Killer and Serial Rapist who takes advantage of his immortality to satisfy his misogyny by going on killing sprees against women, having raped and murdered several over the years, with his MO involving the mutilation and dismemberment of his victims. After breaking into a strip club, the Reanimator slaughtered eight people inside with a hatchet and charged at the police officers when they tried to stop him; when he was killed by said officers, the Reanimator was caught days later trying to strangle a woman to death behind a bar. While under custody of the Authority, he had a brief conversation with a figure from his past, Jerome, whose loved one had been murdered by the Reanimator, mockingly commenting that he was "not the first guy whose got pissed at me over some bitch" before admitting to be a monster. Eventually escaping and jumping from a bridge to his death, the Reanimator is currently free to resume his serial killings anywhere in the world.
  • RWBY:
    • Cinder Fall is the mysterious villain who desires to be "strong, feared and powerful". Working for Salem, Cinder recruited two young fighters named Mercury Black and Emerald Sustrai to attack Amber, the Fall Maiden, to drain her of her powers. In the Vytal tournament, Cinder exploits Emerald's powers of illusions to make the noble warrior Pyrrha accidentally rip apart the sentient robot Penny with her magnetism power, before using the ensuing panic to let the Grimm attack Vale and Beacon Academy—commenting how "beautiful" the carnage is while having the attack filmed. Murdering Amber to take the rest of her powers, Cinder defeats Pyrrha in a pitched fight before coldly executing her with an arrow that burns her from the inside out. Injured by Ruby's Silver Eyes powers, Cinder recovers in volume five where she coerces Raven and her tribe to join Salem, later sadistically mocking Jaune over Pyrrha's murder, impaling Weiss in front of Jaune to put another death on his conscience, and killing Raven's apprentice Vernal to take her Spring Maiden powers for herself. Cruel and ambitious, Cinder leaves the kingdoms and alliances of Remnant shattered in her quest for power.
    • Adam Taurus is the embodiment of spite and cruelty. A high-ranking member of the Faunus liberation group the White Fang, Adam begins verging into extremist terrorist attacks with no care for innocents who die, prompting his Love Interest Blake Belladonna to flee the group. Adam later assists in the aforementioned attack on Beacon Academy, during the Vytal Festival, unleashing Grimm on the city. When encountering Blake, Adam vows to kill everything she loves, maiming Yang when she tries to defend Blake and trying to murder Blake herself. When the high leader of the White Fang, Sienna Khan, objects to what Adam has done, Adam murders her and takes her place before ordering Blake's family killed to "keep his promise" to her. Adam then leads a White Fang attack to destroy Haven Academy, spitefully attempting to detonate explosives to kill himself, Blake and all the Faunus present, White Fang or innocent, when he's cornered by the authorities. Adam later savagely slaughters his own former followers of the White Fang when they question him and returns to stalking Blake, hellbent on murdering her and making her suffer for "ruining his life".
    • Doctor Arthur Watts is the highest ranked member of Salem's inner circle, assisting Cinder in her actions in Vale to throw the city into chaos and facilitate a Grimm invasion. Once a former Atlas scientist, Watts was furious that Ironwood would acknowledge Pietro Polendina's genius over his, leading to him faking his death and eventually joining up with Salem. Returning to Atlas and Mantle, Watts schemes to have the vicious Tyrian Callows murder the supporters of Robyn Hill and frame Penny Polendina for the killings, shutting down Mantle's heating grid to allow countless citizens to freeze to death to rely on chaos and negative emotions to bring about a Grimm invasion of slaughter to further Salem's schemes.
  • Sacrifice (archive): Satan is summoned by a misotheistic woman called Rebecca Cecilia Mallory, who wanted him to resurrect her dead daughter Anastasia Hope Mallory. Requesting "great personal suffering" in exchange, Satan first horribly destroyed Rebecca's eyes, ripped off her ears, destroyed her nose, ripped off her tongue, skinned her alive and permanently paralyzed her. Satan then fulfills his part of the bargain, resurrecting Anastasia, fully aware that the latter will not recognize her mother and flee of terror in front of her now-monstrous appearance, before leaving Rebecca, who is still alive and conscious but unable to do anything.
  • Sherwood: The Sheriff of Nottingham is the ruler of the now-almost-entirely-sunken London. At some point in the past, he gained the trust of "King John" and imprisoned him, leading everyone to believe that the King's will was for him to rule in his absence. He wastes no time creating a totalitarian regime where the wealthy upper class uses Lovecraftian-like robots to steal rations and medicine from the lower classes, leaving them starved and prone to disease. Hating his dependence on the lower classes to survive, the Sheriff spends most of the series hatching a plan to make the Upper City mobile, which damages the ecosystem further in the process. Next, he sends his robots to steal all food and medicine, leaving the citizenry to suffer a particularly violent epidemic that makes the victim cough blood before dying. When the protagonists try to contain the explosion of a power reactor, the Sheriff, now accepting of death. refuses to help them. On top of everything, he is also an abusive father, a sadist, and he attempts to kill his only ally once he sees no more use for him.
  • Shoggy the Seldom Dog: "Shane the Shy" is a mastermind who decided the best way to do evil would be to subtly engineer disasters, wars or famines by deceiving adventurers and posing as a harmless middleman, then fleeing as disaster unfolds. Conning the party into unearthing historical documents that start a bloody war, then agricultural tools that cause famine via invasive flora, Shane flees while also framing them for murder and engineering other disasters such as a gold rush to lure a Red Dragon into a kingdom, or sponsoring aspiring warlords. Once the party eventually traps and interrogates him, they discover Shane does this not out of brainwashing or because of an evil deity, but because he woke up one morning and decided that it'd be amusing to devote himself to making the world miserable.
  • Something Scary:
    • The Gator Man of Elmendorf: The titular Gator Man, Joe Ball—loosely based on the real Serial Killer—seems to be a friendly bartender, who secretly lures or kidnaps women to feed to alligators on his farm. He is considered a local hero for leading the search for one of him youngest victims, earning the trust of said victim's family. Ball maims and kidnaps a man looking for his sister Ball kidnapped, intending to feed them both to the gators; said sister is being forced to participate in his crimes, and is seen feeding the gators a severed arm. When exposed, Ball intends to kill the detective investigating him, and when incapacitated, throws himself into the gator pit to avoid being arrested, laughing maniacally as he's eaten alive.
    • The Thing: In this short story using symbolic imagery, the titular Thing represents the protagonist's abusive father, who spent years tormenting and terrorizing the protagonist and her mother. It's implied he may have inflicted sexual violence on them, with images of him leering over their beds and "feeding off their pain". The protagonist and her mother have made numerous attempts to escape him, but no matter where they ran, he would always find them. In their latest attempt, he drags the protagonist's mother into their house while their daughter tries to run on her own; during which he chases her down through the woods, taunting her how she'll never escape from him, just as the police show up.
    • The Monster Who Mocks: The titular monster of this shory—dubbed the Mimic—is a humanoid shapeshifting creature who approaches a delinquent boy being disciplined at a boot camp. The Mimic makes a deal with the boy and tells him it can give them both what they want before taking his form. The Mimic proceeds to set the boy up for a series of dangerous and deadly pranks around the camp, continuously getting him into trouble. When the boy goes to confront the Mimic, the true horror is revealed; the Mimic knocks the boy out and he awakens to find his school reduced to a flaming wreck, with the Mimic slaughtering and devouring staff and students alike, assimilating their body parts. The Mimic sarcastically thanks the boy for the opportunity, before disappearing into the woods.
  • Tails of the Bounty Hunter features these top members of the Quintuple Cartel:
    • Olly "The Baron" Kurrmor is the leader of the Quintuple Cartel and an ice-cold sociopath of a fox since the day he was a pup; he murdered another child simply for refusing to share his popsicle. The Baron precedes over widespread weapons trafficking, organized murder, and awful scientific experimentation, and kicks off the story offering his services to destroy nearly a billion lives on a moon threatening the empire his contractor represents-—planning to turn on and kill his own contractor afterwards to assure he isn't a threat later. The Baron's agents destroy entire cities and thousands of lives before he's finally stopped, and the Baron in response opts to annihilate his entire empire and all of his men with it, even murdering one of his men after having the minion tell him all about his life, simply to demonstrate how easy it is to take it all away.
    • Dr. Vogar "The Chemist" Oblingor is a rapist and murderer who once violated and killed the family of one of his test subjects. Perfecting chemical weapons by testing them on innocent subjects, the wicked crook hands them to the Cartel for widespread use. In his hideout, Vogar experiments on a large amount of innocent beings to make Super Soldiers, subjecting them to agonizing procedures, with not even children and infants being exempt. When cornered, Vogar happily unleashes his mutations on an innocent town to give himself leverage, gloating all the while how brilliant he is.
    • Gobor "The Terrorist" Grizzor is a thuggish pit bull with a life of rape and murder trailing behind him, having gleefully dominated and violated everyone in his way. Weaseling his way into becoming chief of police of Knochen City, Gobor continues to rape and abuse everyone he can while abusing his power to cover himself, having countless dozens killed in organized attacks throughout Knochen City to pin blame on a guerrilla movement called the Liberators. Eagerly taking part in the Cartel's plot to destroy hundreds of millions on a distant moon, Gobor tests out the compound meant to do so on a basketball stadium full of tens of thousands of people, forcing Cale Tomlik to watch after having raped him and tortured his partner.
  • Tales from Beyond the Pale: Giovanni Falcone, from season 3's "Cannibals", is an almost forgotten auteur horror director who is also a cannibalistic Serial Killer. Once a founding member of a cannibalistic cult, Falcone lures in many individuals, only to murder, cook and eat them himself. In one instance, Falcone took in a young actress, killing and eating her as well before seemingly "retiring" after a farcical trial. Arranging a meeting with a young director named Babe Bosco who seemingly "cannibalizes" his movies, Falcone reveals his intent to kill and eat Bosco before finding out the actress was his mother. Even as Bosco gets the better of him, Falcone's only remark on his old crime is to gloat how delicious Bosco's mother was.
  • TalesFromTheSpidersWeb: Clowny is an utter monstrous Psycho for Hire tormenting David and his friends for fun. A cannibalistic Serial Killer, Clowny was revealed to have been the one behind the disappearance of Madison White. Initially appearing to be a simple hacker, Clowny proved himself to be much more than that by visiting David's underage friend, Chance, and stabbing him to death, burning his parents alive in a house fire which he had started. Setting his eyes on Kyle, he did the same to his relative, savagely devouring his body afterwards. An animal in human skin, Clowny overshadows his compatriots in terms of sheer cruelty and brutality.
  • To Welcome Oblivion:
    • Nyarlathotep is the ultimate architect of the plot's conflict and a wicked Outer God who delights in nothing more than madness and misery. As the herald of Azathoth, Nyarlathotep has plunged countless universes and trillions of lives into eternal agony within the grip of the Outer Planes, with entire planets and civilizations driven to destroy themselves under his influence. On Earth, Nyarlathotep arranges events like The Black Death and the rise of Adolf Hitler for his own amusement, and seamlessly arranges the events of the plot by setting up the rise of both Peter Grallman and Dr. Lilith Madison into their positions, the former by killing his young sister Marissa to drive Grallman to darkness. Arranging the opening of the Outer Gate while disguised as Madison's assistant Noah T. Trepaly, Nyarlathotep eventually betrays both Grallman and Madison, torturing the former into his possessed slave and unleashing the populace of the Outer Planes onto Rielington. Finally cutting loose in the climax, Nyarlathotep slaughters thousands of people in the most creatively depraved ways he can think of—such as tricking an cafeteria's worth of children into cannibalize themselves and forcing hundreds of the Old Brotherhood's members to become either breeding fodder or food for the eldritch monsters he summons—and attempts to plunge the entire universe into the Outer Planes, and finally gloats to Grallman as one last spiteful move that he'll resurrect Marissa and torture and rape her for centuries in Grallman's form to hurt the both of them. With a mile-long sadistic streak underscored by a psychopathic sense of humor, Nyarlathotep commits every atrocity he does purely to satisfy his sense of amusement, intent on one day betraying even the Outer Gods to torment the rest of the multiverse himself.
    • Dr. Lilith Madison is a callous sociopath of a scientist with an utter disdain for any life other than her own. Obsessed with finding out the secret to life at any cost, Madison turns to murder in some desperate attempt to stimulate herself—the deliberate suffocation of an infant she is trusted to take care of just one example—before eventually finding out the existence of a Deep One's carcass in the Antarctic. Killing her own research team to use the carcass for her own ends, Madison allies with the Old Brotherhood and its leader Grallman to kidnap hundreds of innocents and forcibly implant them with organs from the Deep One to spread Eldritch Energy across the world, more often than not resulting in the painful deaths of those forced to bear the transplants. Causing a series of bombings that lead to over 250 deaths to cover the actions of the psychopathic Rhett Talbot, Madison eventually unleashes Talbot onto Rielington to slaughter and rape as he will to take care of the Seratin sisters and their ally Robin Lockwood. Ultimately, Madison betrays Grallman and tries to open a gate to the Outer Planes in her attempt to find the secret to existence, fully willing to let the denizens of the Outer Planes pour out on Earth and ravage humanity in the process.
    • The aforementioned Rhett Talbot is a sadistic supervillain and the Arch-Enemy for Elara and Kaya Seratin. As a teenager, Talbot raped and molested several children while posing as a babysitter. After he was taken by the Old Brotherhood and experimented on, he used his newfound powers to murder his parents, and later conducted a series of massacres—one of which took place at a playground Kaya was playing at, where he cut off her arms and attempted to rape her—all for his own enjoyment. Several years later, Talbot goes after the Seratins again, where he murders several civilians and police officers in and around a restaurant. Talbot also participates in raping and killing members of the Brotherhood alongside the eldritch monsters in the breeding chamber, and when he's confronted by the Seratins again, he tries to kill them both. Even after Sera tells Talbot that Madison and Nyarlathotep are going to destroy the whole universe, Talbot coldly tells her that he doesn't care, moments before he tries to rape her.
  • T.O.T.: Maximus Slade is a childish, sadistic werewolf with a love for all things destructive and whatever he deems "fun". His evil ways extending back to his childhood of torturing animals and ultimately strangling his best friend to death, Maximus was turned into a werewolf in his teenage years, and has spent all his time since indulging in whatever violent impulses his heart desires. On Halloween night in a small neighborhood, Maximus goes on a rampage, something he implies he has done plenty times before, slaughtering dozens of men, women, and children, devouring parts of their bodies, and littering the streets with their corpses. Along the way, Maximus tries to force a teenager to murder his friends, massacres an entire police station, and decorates trees with children's disemboweled bodies. To make his night extra "fun," Maximus plays a sick game with a group of young friends, culminating in him ripping one's chest open and burning another alive while attempting to force his parents to listen as he dies. Though claiming numerous times to just be having fun and play games, Maximus is nothing but a vile monster who puts his own lust for carnage and killing over the lives of countless innocents.
  • Unrequited Love (archive): April, also known as Aoibheann and Nyarlathotep, was the tyrannical queen of The Fair Folk. Enjoying causing chaos for her own amusement, Aoibheann manipulated humanity, elves, leprechauns and fairies into fighting each other. When her lover Eoghan turned against her and killed her alongside 3 other heroes, Aoibheann swore revenge on him and his descendants, keeping her word by manipulating innocent virgin men into causing historical disasters in Ireland. Implied to have driven innocent men insane in the present day by seducing and luring them in a museum's Irish Mythology exhibit, April attempted to do the same thing with Darren Monaghan and killed his mother, his best friend and his best friend's wife when Darren refused. Kidnapping Darren's brother Paul, April told Darren to bring her 30 children to sacrifice to Azathoth if he wanted to save Paul. April planned to use these sacrifices to revive her body, and then give the entire world to Azathoth to eat, while she and Darren's soul ruled the remains. While her love for Eoghan was once genuine, it turned into a twisted obsession with him and Darren and a desire to want them all to herself.
  • The Unwanteds: The evil spirit, implied to be named Maeve, is summoned by teenagers Valerie "Val" McCoy, Tabitha "Tabby" Meyer, Brooke and Leila Sanford, who hoped to see their respective wishes fulfilled. First accomplishing Leila's wish of being powerful and confident by possessing her, the spirit manipulates Leila into alienating herself from the rest of the group, before fully possessing her and killing any trace of Leila in her own body. Later on, when called forth by Tabby, Brooke and Val, the spirit accomplishes their wishes of gaining attention and being "set apart" from the expectations of school, social services and their families by slaughtering the latter, notably leaving Leila and Brooke's grandparents terrified even in death, with "only their faces left undamaged and free of blood".
  • A Voice from the Dark: The titular Voice from the Dark is the remnant of a powerful entity whose body decayed when it arrived from another dimension. Seeking to dominate all who could hear it and kill those who could not, the Voice reached out to Obed Scarsdale and manipulated him into building a mansion that could help rebuild its body. Scarsdale fought its influence and turned the catacombs of the manor into a maze to trap it. During its construction, the Voice arranged for the deaths of several of Scarsdale's assistants and converted his maid Emma into one of his agents. Many years after Scarsdale boarded the manor up, the Voice was awakened by the presence of the producers gathered at the mansion and trapped them within the maze. It turned the party planners Linkara hired into zombies and sent them to tear apart the sound technicians who had managed to record its whispers. Upon being freed, the Voice possessed the body of H.P. Lovecraft and planned to possess ERod once his body had been burned up by his raw power.
  • Whateley Universe:
    • Deathlist is a psychopathic, Nigh Invulnerable cyborg who gets off on widespread carnage and considers the world to owe him a debt of pain. The most horrific thing he's done so far was to kidnap a mutant superheroine, jam a power-neutralizing device into her skull, then hack off her arms and legs and give her to his troops as a sex toy. Then, when she died after more than a month of torture and rape, he impaled her corpse on a pole with a thank-you message to one of her former teammates carved into her chest. Not even his Freudian Excuse—that his parents tried to kill him by crushing him in a garbage compactor—nets him any sympathy after that.
    • Hekate is a wizardess supervillain-in-training whose rap sheet includes using a spell to enslave two of her classmates for a year, during which they were repeatedly raped and otherwise abused while being completely aware of what was happening but powerless to stop it, as well as the fact that the athamé she used in the spell was empowered by the ritual sacrifice of two young children. Not only that, but during a magical battle with Fey, after trying and failing to ensnare her in the same enslavement spell mentioned earlier, she summons a trio of iron elementals using the promise of dozens of future sacrifices. To top all that off, she used her athamé to stab Jade in the heart beforehand, just to torment Fey.
  • Wolf 359:
    • Marcus H. Cutter, officially merely the Communications Director is, in fact, de facto dictator of Goddard Futuristics and the mastermind responsible for the events of the series. A calculating, manipulative pragmatic megalomaniac with a sickening faux sweet manner, Cutter has ruled Goddard from the shadows for decades, steering mankind's technological development in line with his "big picture". Creating the process where hundreds of sapient AIs are experimented on and "permanently decommissioned" if they fail to meet his standards, Cutter also secretly practices both physical and psychological human experimentation, often using a loyal employees as lab rats or otherwise discarding them as soon as they fail to be useful. Cutter personally enables Hilbert's research of the Decima Virus, causing multiple slow, agonizing deaths. Cutter also installed upon every station and ship an advanced Neural Link device, which when activated would put the crew through a nightmarish series of tests drawn from their own fears and insecurities, tortured by the unwilling sapient virus Eris, with it requiring them to kill her to escape. Taking over the station, Cutter contacted the Dear Listeners, and threatening to release the Decima virus into the Earth’s air, wiping out all of humanity, he blackmailed them into giving him the process to create surrogates. Upon receiving it, Cutter snapped the neck of the Dear Listeners' avatar. Using his tech to force Lovelace to shoot Minkowski, Cutter revealed his plan to use the Surrogates to take complete control of humanity.
    • Dr. Miranda Pryce is Cutter's partner and Head of Goddard's AI program, responsible for designing each AI class, including Eris, effectively making her Hera's creator. Pryce created most of the technology that enabled Cutter, including the aforementioned Neural Link, assisting his plans every step of the way. A sadistic egomaniac, Pryce denies her AIs rights—despite knowing they are fully sapient—regularly abusing her creations and openly enjoying breaking any resistance. In response to Hera's attempt to escape, Pryce reprogrammed Hera to believe her own mind was telling her she was "not good enough", giving her a massive inferiority complex. To starve off boredom, Pryce spent several months experimenting on the innocent Hermes crew, eventually killing them but leaving their bodies functioning and under her control. Using her restraining bolts on the Hephaestus crew, Pryce put them to work preparing Cutter's plan, disabling their pain receptors to make them work harder, while also continuing her abuse of Hera, vastly restricting her freedoms and regularly punishing her. Upon discovering Eiffel had escaped, Pryce made Minkowski beat him senseless then tried to force her to walk out of the airlock without a spacesuit, while Eiffel could only helpless watch. Ensuring Cutter's plan was successful, Pryce attempted to extract the information from Eiffel's mind, attaching him to another of her neural devices that would steal his memories, with her threatening to keep going until she found what she wanted.
  • Wolverine: In the second season, The Lost Trail, two villains stand out as particularly heinous, even in this dark setting:
    • Jason Wyngarde, aka Mastermind, is a mutant kidnapped by Weapon X so that they can make him into a weapon for the government. He is imprisoned with a mutant named Maureen, as well as Logan himself. Maureen designs a helmet to increase Wyngarde's powers, allowing the trio to escape, but Wyngarde uses his powers to incapacitate Logan, believing him too beastly to be allowed to roam free, allowing Weapon X to recapture him. Years later, Wyngarde is using his powers to kidnap people around New Orleans—at least dozens, possibly hundreds of them—turning them into mind-controlled "zombies" and taking them to a community he is creating, Green Haven. At Green Haven, Wyngarde runs this community like a fiefdom, with humans acting like serfs for the mutants. When Weapon X sends an army of sentinels to capture him and Wolverine, Wyngarde has no intention of giving up his fiefdom, intending to have his mind-controlled "zombies" fight the Sentinels to the death, not caring if they die in the process. Wyngarde also exposes Wolverine to horrific illusions to break him and make him his pawn.
    • Master Mold is the AI that controls the Sentinels for Weapon X and the true architect of Wolverine's misfortunes. Master Mold is using the Sentinels to kidnap mutants so that Weapon X can make them into weapons for the government. Master Mold is also stoking anti-mutant violence in America, by providing funds and support to anti-mutant groups like a biker gang known as the Cold Blooded. After Wolverine escapes Weapon X, Master Mold is dead set on recapturing him. Master Mold hires the Cold Blooded to capture Wolverine but has her Sentinel army wipe them out when they prove too chaotic to control. Master Mold sends her Sentinel army to Green Haven, ordering them to kill everything in their path until Wolverine is captured. After capturing Wolverine, Master Mold not only intends to make Wolverine her weapon, but also plans to use Wyngarde's mind control tech against the people who run Weapon X, desiring to give orders, rather than follow them.
  • Worm: Jack Slash is a psychopath obsessed with being remembered throughout history as one of the most wicked human beings to have ever lived. The leader of the Slaughterhouse Nine, a group of superpowered serial killers, Jack uses them to cause death and destruction across the country, regularly wiping out huge cities and their entire populations just for fun. Routinely looking to replace current members of the Nine with stronger individuals, Jack and the Nine subject any possible candidates to horrific "tests" in an attempt to corrupt them into evil, these "tests" ranging from psychological torture to murdering the candidates' friends and family in front of them. Along with massacring hundreds of innocents at a time and carving numbers into them to keep a kill count, Jack targets a hospital and, before murdering all of the staff and sickly patients, has the Nine kill off the entire maternity ward, while threatening a hero's baby sister to keep him in line. Using an army of superpowered puppets as his minions, Jack uses them to inflict horrible And I Must Scream fates on innocents, wipe out dozens of civilians, and plans to send them out into the world with the simple order to kill everything in sight. Even when beaten, Jack uses his secondary power of manipulation to convince Scion to kill billions of people across the multiverse as a final act of villainy. With a pathological lust for notoriety and a sadistic streak a mile long, Jack Slash committed his various atrocities for no reason other than his own amusement, and was more than happy to embrace his position as the catalyst for the end of the world.

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