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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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  • 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.
  • Beast of the Airwaves: The Fall of a Television Icon: Ted Bundy is a Serial Killer who becomes Washington State Press Secretary and then a popular talk show host. Continuing his activities during these careers, he moves his hunting grounds to New Jersey after his show relocates to New York City. After his car is stolen and the body of a teenage girl is found in it by the police, Ted manages to shift the blame onto the carjacker, getting the man falsely convicted of her murder. When his wife discovers a shoe box containing Polaroid pictures of many of his victims, he tries to kill her as well to cover up his crimes. Having murdered at least 231 women and girls, Ted Bundy demonstrates just how terrible a celebrity can be.
  • 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.
  • The Footprint of Mussolini: Mao Zedong, leader of Communist China during the Chinese Civil War, creates the brutal fanatical Red Guards as his guerrilla forces and orders them to massacre refugees from his regime. Desperate to not lose the war, Mao orders his population to melt their own steel to use it as building material and weapons, causing a famine that kills 40 million citizens. Unable to admit defeat, Mao orders a brutal suicidal offensive during a temporary ceasefire for a festival. When the Nationalists reach Shanghai, Mao orders his men to turn Shanghai into a death trap where millions of soldiers are sent to die and anyone trying to escape is murdered, due to Mao's desire to traumatize his enemies and watch his men die, whilst he has sex with teenage girls. Betrayed by the USSR and his own Party and given to the UN, Mao's last words before his execution are "I should have invaded Russia."
  • 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 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.
  • Reds!:
    • William Dudley Pelley is the "President" of the Free American State in a German-occupied Belarusian town of Maly Trostenets. Under Pelley's guidance, the Nazi collaborationist state recreates a twisted image of the pre-revolutionary America, where the ideals of National Socialism are upheld, the amended Constitution enforces racial oppression, and African-American prisoners of war are kept as slaves to emulate the idyll of the antebellum United States. The luxurious life of Pelley and other Nazi Americans in Maly Trostenets is maintained by oppression of the local population, subjecting the Soviet people to grueling forced labor and starvation rations. When the German defeat on the Eastern Front becomes apparent and food supply to the Free American State runs short, Pelley decides to cut rations for Soviet laborers even more in order to keep the parasitic existence of the Nazi American statelet undisturbed, leading to numerous deaths from hunger among the Slavic workforce. To withdraw himself from the horrific reality of the incoming Nazi collapse, Pelley indulges in rape, only to later shame the sex slaves for their "devilish temptations". When Pelley attempts to escape to American Havana after the German surrender, he is immediately brought back to the Soviet Union, as even the anti-Communist American state saw Pelley and his regime as a hideous disgrace to the American ideals.
    • Virgil Effinger is the leader of the Schwarz Legion, the military wing of the Free American State. Serving as the "Secretary of War" of the Nazi American puppet government, Effinger is responsible for repressing the native population of Maly Trostenets, taking a sadistic pleasure in brutal and inhumane torture and killing of Soviet citizens and American prisoners of war. Effinger especially hates those "Aryan" prisoners of war who refuse to join the Nazi side, throwing them to basement and letting dogs maul them. Effinger personally tortures and murders slaves who collapse of starvation and executes one Belarusian for each who drops dead from labor. As the tide of war turns against the Germans, Effinger becomes even more psychotic, causing him randomly murdering Slavic servants and even turning his gun against the Red American renegades, blaming their "lingering Redness" for defeat. Effinger is assassinated shortly before the Soviet liberation of Maly Trostenets under mysterious circumstances. Whenever he was killed by his Belarusian maid, the SS members who started to consider him "deranged and violent wastrel" or Pelley's goons who saw him as an obstacle for their evacuation, it is clear that everyone recognized Effinger as a deeply depraved and sadistic individual.
  • The Ruins of an American Party System: William Dudley Pelley is the leader of the Silver Legion, a far-right extremist paramilitary that is responsible for numerous assassination attempts against American politicians and public figures. When President Floyd Olson declares all his organizations illegal, Pelley assembles his hardcore believers at Galahad College, calling for a preemptive strike against the state of North Carolina. In doing so, Pelley orders the Silver Shirts to assault police stations and kidnap civilians across the city to hold them as hostages. When Galahad College is surrounded by the National Guard forces, Pelley proclaims that he is the only true Messiah and that he will not negotiate the release of prisoners unless the United States government agrees to segregate the Jews, burn down the large metropolises and abolish the secular Constitution. When his demands are not met, Pelley declares that he and his flock would rather die in flames than live under the reign of Anti-Christ and provokes shooting from the soldiers. Falling down from gunshot wounds, Pelley drops his lit lamp at gasoline oil splashes, setting the whole building with hostages and his followers on fire. Orchestrating the horrible murder of 249 innocent victims in one day, as well as causing 144 deaths by the hands of the Silver Legion elsewhere, Pelley is remembered as the single most evil person in history by the American people.
  • 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.
  • Weber's Germany: The Veterinarian Totalitarian: Reinhard Heydrich is a top-ranking Nazi and one of the party's vilest members. Controlling the Abwehr, Heydrich orchestrates the start of the Spring War by killing 20 people through the Danzig Crisis. Once tasked to organize the Final Solution, Heydrich decrees the Jews and other races deemed as inferior will be sent to Germany's African colonies and enslaved, where they will gradually be exterminated by being worked to death or sterilized. After being sent to manage the colony of Kamerun, Heydrich places the laborers under brutal working conditions, liquidating entire towns and sending thousands of them to work near Lake Monoun to asphyxiate from its volcanic gases.
  • 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 
  • Campaign 1 (Vox Machina in Tal'dorei):
    • 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 (first appearance): 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 (primarily for Thordak):
      • 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 slaughtering its residents. When the city of 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. Killing hundreds of innocents in his conquest, 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. Thordak then has the Conclave attack numerous cities in Tal'Dorei, costing countless lives. 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, 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 Thordak in exchange for a cure. Raishan establishes the Chroma Conclave, making her responsible for the lives lost due to the faction. When Thordak was sealed away, Raishan disguised herself as an outcast girl to deceive the Fire Ashari into taking her in before freeing 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. When the party kills Thordak, Raishan steals Thordak's corpse and multiple dragon eggs, intending to use them to help her attack 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.
  • Campaign 2 (The Mighty Nein in Wildemount): Lorenzo, leader of the Iron Shepherds, is a sadistic oni who enjoys nothing so much as causing pain. Capturing his victims, Lorenzo breaks them physically and psychological with mental and physical torture to sell them for profit, even eating children himself. Upon being challenged by the Mighty Nein, Lorenzo brutally kills one of their number, Mollymauk, choosing to let the dwarf Keg go on as to carry that pain with her for the rest of her life.

    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.
    • 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.
    • 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: 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.
  • 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.
      • 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.
  • Animator vs. Animation: The Dark Lord was an animation created as a protector of the Animator's computer, but instead betrayed his creator and helped destroy the computer. After escaping into the internet and terrorizing its inhabitants, the Dark Lord develops a Computer Virus that he plans to unleash on every computer in the world, wiping out all sapient programs and animations. When the other animations try to stop him, the Dark Lord violently stabs Blue, Green, Yellow, and Red to death and tries to do the same with the Second Coming and his former ally the Chosen One. Fueled by nothing more than his own goals and survival, the Dark Lord proves to be the most dangerous and ruthless villain of the series.
  • 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.
  • The Ascension: Satan, once known as Lucifer, is an ambitious angel who betrayed God by corrupting humanity to sin because God didn't grant him a world to rule over. When condemned to Hell, Satan torments billions of souls there and later gives birth to King Antiochus Mabus, who serves as his vessel on Earth. Through Mabus, he takes control of several Middle Eastern countries and launches an invasion on the rest of the region and Europe, creating famines and regional conflicts. He also unites every religion in the world that deifies himself and he executes millions who don't conform to it. Later on, he engineers a new strain of the swine flu that kills two billion people and provides a supposed vaccine that actually turns people into zombies to kill another billion people, while also conquering the rest of the world. He also allies with other aliens and provides more humans to be experimented on and turned into homunculi. When he captures Ezequiel and several humans, he orders their executions and publicly displays several of their corpses. In the final battle, he kills Samantha and her pregnant baby and later burns countless humans, bragging to Ezequiel that he'll destroy Earth if he can't rule it.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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's Thieves World story: Tempus Thales 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:
    • Kinderfänger (debut; series): The titular Kinderfänger was once a mortal child kidnapper before his eventual transformation into a demonic spirit, who feeds off of children's life force, with a sweet tooth for the abused and neglected. In the original short film, he kidnaps and brainwashes several children into a psychotic rage to rip their parents apart. In a tie-in short story, the Kinderfänger takes over an entire town, creating a cult of children who sacrifice their parents to his delight; he attempts to brainwash an older sister who resists him, forcing her to deafen herself. At the time of the series, the Kinderfänger takes dozens of children from a community and has them murder their parents to get a stronger hold over them. When Olivia tries to rescue her young friend Marcus, the possessive Kinderfänger steals him back before draining the life from him. In the ensuing showdown, Olivia fatally stabs the Kinderfänger with his pipe, before he spitefully pulls her onto his pipe, leading to Olivia eventually bleeding out.
    • 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.
  • Danger Zone One audio dramas: Drezz Vargo is a twisted Pyromaniac with a mile-long rap sheet of arson and destruction. Vargo offered his services to those on the DarkNet, such as supplying Mr. Jack with enough explosives to destroy six city blocks, anticipating the amount of death that would've ensued. After faking his death to ward off the police, Vargo decided to work for scam artist Len Fyzer on his plan to destroy unoccupied NewGen factories. Trapping Reena and Madison in a factory, Vargo reveals that he implanted an explosive that will destroy an entire city block, laughing as he leaves them to die. After getting fed up with Fyzer's conscience, Vargo tries to have him, Reena, and Madison killed in a collapsing warehouse with plans to murder NewGen's boss Tyrone afterwards.
  • Dark War & Dark War Apocalypse: The Voice of the Legion was once a human beggar who despised humanity for his poverty and believed that humanity should be exterminated and replaced with the Missionary. After cyberizing himself and taking command of the Missionary, he kidnaps many civilians to forcibly convert them into more members of the Missionary, painfully tearing away their flesh and turning them into mindless robots. With his army, he launched a war to exterminate humanity, killing millions before being stopped. Years later, he returns by invading the city of Albatross, exterminating most of the populace and converting the rest into the Missionary. Afterwards, he resumes his genocidal campaign on the rest of the world, wiping out or enslaving more people.
  • 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 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 – Q 
  • 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.
  • Fleeing the Childrens Crusade: Sergeant Lessing is the cruel Nazi leader of Otto Krueger's company, where his training exercises often leave his men with injuries like gashes and broken limbs. When he's later assigned to help Krueger's company suppress the Yugoslav resistance, he first beats and kills a random peasant they find. After the company arrives to a village, he nearly rapes an old woman they find and then kills her. Upon being ordered by his commander to exterminate the village, Lessing takes pleasure in hanging many of them, even having some villagers mauled by dogs or burned out of his own sadistic glee. When the Yugoslav resistance engages the German forces, Lessing rapes a woman he found to have an "Aryan quality" to her.
  • 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.
  • Galaxy War, Galaxy War X, Galaxy War: Bitter Alliance: Deth is a feared alien warlord who's conquered a third of the galaxy and has thousands of crimes to his name, including war crimes, genocide, and slave trading. Wishing to conquer the plant "X," he orders Mnson to capture Simui to lure Nondel into a trap, in which Deth plans to interrogate him about the planet's security system in preparation for his invasion. When Nondel rescues Simui, Deth tries to wipe out all life on "X" by using an Armageddon Laser out of contempt for his previous defeat, starting an invasion that leads to thousands of casualties and later forcing Nondel to watch his own planet's destruction.
  • 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.
  • The Grey Cases Book 1: Dark Streets: Narajit Malhotra was once a lowly a sewage worker who made contact with deities called the Old Ones. Learning that they were the former rulers of Earth and believing that they are its rightful rulers, he formed an Apocalypse Cult dedicated to summoning the Old Ones and wiping out humanity. Needing to sacrifice over a million souls to summon them, he sent wights to murder innocent civilians and sacrifices a police detective by burning him alive. When his first wights are stopped by Alistair Martin, Narajit converts his entire cult into wights and sends them to New York City to slaughter its entire population and unleash the Old Ones. After being defeated by Alistair, Narajit opens a portal for the Old Ones, spitefully attempting to wipe out humanity with his last breath.
  • Harmony & Horror: Martin Greywhinder was the co-founder of M&H Harmony Toys alongside his brother. Even before his truly horrible crimes, he was reported to not be the best father and had several allegations of Domestic Abuse and child abuse. He eventually became obsessed with creating the "perfect toy"; to this end he made a Deal with the Devil, to make his toys lifelike, but in order to do so, he had to kill, a deal that would result in the deaths of several children. Martin would begin his quest by killing his entire family. He would eventually switch to murdering random kids using his multiple costumes to lure them, kidnap them, and finally murder them. After all of these killings, he would use Satanic rituals to bind their souls to toys where they would still be conscious but unable to die.
  • His Night Begins (link): 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.
    • Season 3:
      • Pepe Tidema D'Souza is the supposed leader of The Syndicate, taking advantage of his position as Ahman's decoy to indulge in his own sadistic desires. Originally a small-time Arms Dealer, Pepe would gain access to the Syndicate and rise up in the ranks, crucifying their then-leader for sidelining him. Once Virat starts to recover from his coma, Pepe kills his wife and presents her disfigured corpse to him, later forcing him to kill the Syndicate's accountant to tie up loose ends with the intent to kill him once he's finished. After Virat outsmarts him, Pepe murders the kind farmer Sukado by dragging him across the pavement with his car and shooting Virat's friend Chetia. A nasty rapist in his spare time, Pepe has his bodyguard Minesh bring him young men to rape, sadistically strangling them to death right as he climaxes.
      • Ahman Gotwani is the true leader of the Syndicate, and the architect behind all the atrocities of the series, which include child and drug trafficking, torture, and countless murder. Believing that there's no point in reserving compassion for the less fortunate after witnessing his parents getting killed by loan sharks, Ahman began forming the Syndicate while only looking out for himself. Having Virat and his wife gunned down for disrupting his child-trafficking operation, Ahman has Pepe act as his decoy as he works behind the scenes corrupting all of India with his criminal enterprises, such as turning an entire city into a gangland warzone where minors act as drug addicts. Ahman later thanks Virat for killing Pepe by murdering his friends in front of him, threatening to kill his son and his biker friends should he not meet him at the Pastern Sanctuary on time, hoping to kill Virat and continue the Syndicate's operations.
  • 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.
  • The Human Pet: Sam Deercot, also known as The Codemaster, is a cruel Serial Killer who's stalked, kidnapped, and murdered numerous people in the past. Targeting Eric for an affair he had with his boss's wife, he chooses to broadcast Eric's humiliation and torment to the world while allowing his audience to influence whether he lives or dies, and reveals the infidelity with private videos. Though a victim of parental abuse, which lead to the murder of his parents, his actions since have only shown him to be just as heartless, with his known victims coming from abusive backgrounds themselves. Even the audience wasn't safe from his games, having been tricked by a third alias of his with strange messages and videos, only to distract and manipulate them away from their goal of saving Eric—who likely died offscreen, just another victim in Sam's long list.
  • Inopticus series:
    • Mirrorworld: 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.
    • Clawing at Glass prequel: Talvor, the sadistic Batlord of House Noon, began his reign by savagely torturing the day-vamps of the House into genocidal fanatics, with some being irreparably broken by his abuse. Talvor purged all those he deemed "weak" from House Noon, from the infirm to the children, to pile their corpses underneath the House. Launching his genocidal Red Dawn to butcher countless members of House Dusk, civilians and children included, Talvor extended his crusade to attempt to turn Dusk into a charnel house. Talvor planned to harness the flames of a power known as the Conflagration with full intent to unleash it and wipe out all the rest of Inoptica to build an empire out of the ashes and blood of the innocents he slaughtered.
  • 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.
  • Looperverse:
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • A Case in Bucksville: Jacob Lucas, aka the Strangler, is a high-functioning sociopath and child killer. Burning his parents and sister alive as a teenager because they annoyed him, Jacob became addicted to killing after killing his next victim, moving to different towns and killing a hundred children overall before settling in Bucksville as Jonathan Moore, journalist Karen Brown's assistant. While continuing his child-killing spree, the Strangler gave photos of the dead children to one of the suspects not to frame her, but to screw with the town further, while he enjoyed "seeing parents cry, argue, blame each other, leave each other, even take their own lives" as a result of his killing spree.
    • The Adventures of a Sword:
      • Emperor Ginold is a despotic tyrant who staged a coup against the leader of Northeast planet and afterwards brutally tortured or killed those who dared oppose him. When Jordan, Arnie, and Gary acquire a book that could transform into a sword, Ginold throws his best friend into a pit of snakes and kills his fortuneteller and many of his guards in a fit of rage. When he discovers Morliss failed to capture the boys, he uses a kettlebell to bludgeon him, and while the protagonists are being chased by Ginold's army, they encounter a ruined city that had been raided and torched by Ginold and his army. The main characters encounter Ginold once again on Earth, by first using someone he killed as a vessel on their plane, and after attempting to drown them and everyone in their vicinity in his water form. Eventually, he manages to imprison Gary and Arnie in his castle, and kills one of Jordan's army men when the latter refuses to give crucial information. Ultimately, Ginold manages to fatally burn Arnie, subject Gary to a Fate Worse than Death by trapping his soul inside a robot, turn on and kill Balthazar when the latter has a change of heart, and finally kill Jordan and his army by duping Jordan.
      • Morliss the Mountain Giant is a top wrestling champion who has won every single match he has participated in. However, it soon comes to light that he is a sadistic monster who ripped a dog in half in front of a boy, killed several partygoers by dumping kettlebells on their heads, and hurled a baby in a creek, all out of sadism. Worst of all, it is revealed that he ate 72 children to grow extremely strong. After convincing the three protagonists to rest in his cabin so he could eat them, he reveals his vile nature by showing them pictures of his atrocities, and then sends his minion Parkskar to capture them for his consumption. When Parkskar fails to seize them, Morliss brutally ends him by impaling a spear through his neck. After, he shoots a man dead and devours his corpse.
      • Adrianna de la Santos is an obsessed fan of Emperor Ginold who, in life, attempted to impress him by murdering her own family, killing 68 other people and keeping their skeletons as mementos, and abetting in the homicide of Jordan's mother. Afterwards, she chopped off her hands and hung herself on an oak tree to frighten anyone who was unfortunate enough to encounter her corpse. As a ghost, when the protagonists find her skeleton collection, she appears and tries to suffocate Jordan before being temporarily defeated. However, she attempts to kill them again by putting invisible pods on Jordan, which would coerce the victim into killing everyone around them and then themself. During the final battle, Adrianna brags to Jordan about how she killed eighty other people with the pods, before electrocuting Carl and killing Olivia by reversing the effects of the de-aging seeds she consumed.
  • The Magnus Archives: Jonah Magnus, aka Elias Bouchard, is the founder and head of the Magnus Institute, having stolen several of his worker's bodies to survive for centuries. Attempting to bring about the end of the world in order to rule over the remains as an Avatar for the Eye, Magnus conducts a ritual which kills his friend. Once that fails, he realizes that the reason the rituals don't work is because the Fears are too interconnected to destroy the world alone, and so he manipulates protagonist Jonathan Simms into making contact with all of the Fears and uses him to bring about the apocalypse against his will by forcing him to read the ritual, something he can't resist due to becoming an Avatar. Along the way, he murders anyone who gets too close to the truth and tells his employees that if they choose to leave or try to hurt him, they will all die horribly, which may be a lie. This, along with him using her father's horrible death to taunt her, leads to Melanie King stabbing her own eyes out in an attempt to escape him. Cruel, smug, and willing to stoop to any depth to preserve his own life and power, Magnus manages to stand out in a setting full of evil gods, monsters, and other Avatars.
  • The Man Who Never Smiled: An unnamed Serial Killer, going by the alias of John Cipher or Smileyface, was originally an assassin, where he killed a hundred people, including torturing and murdering a prostitute. Gaining a love for killing, he unprofessionally began murdering and raping numerous victims, eventually gaining the enmity of Simon McGraw when he set fire to his barracks and killed 341 of his mercenaries. When Simon chases him in a hotel, Cipher tries to slow him down by setting off numerous explosions that kill dozens of people. Upon being captured and visited by Simon, Cipher kills him by ripping out his throat and face with his teeth. Escaping imprisonment, Cipher hunts down Spencer and shoots out both of his kneecaps to reveal his philosophy that he is a reflection of humanity's evil. As Spencer put it, Cipher didn't kill for revenge or to spread a message, but because he enjoyed it.
  • Marvel Universe:
    • Black Panther: Sins of the King: Viper, aka Madame Hydra, is the leader of Hydra, who wants to take over Wakanda's resources for herself. She teams up with Dr. Miremba Angom, health minister to Waknada's neighboring nation Rudyarda, who secretly has a grudge against Wakanda. Viper tells the supervillain Graviton that Rudyarda is developing a particle bridge, and Graviton kills thousands in Rudyarda's capital to try to obtain it. Then Viper takes the guise of Jennifer Lancaster, director of an NGO called Ruby that promises to rebuild Rudyarda with Wakanda's help. Viper lures Black Panther into a trap and captures him, taking him to a lab where Hydra has captured hundreds of superhumans, experimenting on them to reproduce their powers. Viper has Black Panther tortured, but the latter escapes, later returning to learn that Hydra has invaded Wakanda. Black Panther and his allies defeat the Hydra army, but Viper has been working with Miremba to destroy Wakanda's population, with Miremba bringing back fallen Hydra soldiers as zombies, planning to use them to kill everyone in Wakanda. When the Avengers try to help Black Panther, Viper forces the supervillain Thunderball to attack them, threatening to blow up him with a bomb she placed on Thunderball if he refuses.
    • Black Widow: Bad Blood: Jean-Paul Viscose, aka the Shark, is a criminal and biosmuggler working for Alan Holt, a billionaire who thinks he must kill off 80% of humanity to save the remaining 20% and is planning to spread a virus across the globe to achieve this goal. Viscose is willing to aid Holt's mass murder scheme, planning to use Holt's resources to conquer the remaining 20% of humanity after the virus is released. When Black Widow and Bucky Barnes confront Holt, Viscose has Holt killed, taking over the operation himself. Black Widow and Bucky manage to blow up Holt's lab, but Viscose takes a convoy of trucks with the virus and heads to Geneva, planning to spread the virus there, and threatens to kill any of Holt's men who refuse to help him.
    • Jessica Jones: Playing with Fire: Selene Gallio is an immortal energy vampire who is always seeking new victims to prey on. Active since at least the 1930s, Selene sets various organizations throughout the decades to get access to people to drain. In her latest venture, Selene has set up a youth commune called Nova Naledi to lure in young people with minor superpowers. After accidentally killing one of her followers, Jamie Greene and his friend Brenden, after overfeeding on them, she sticks Brenden's body in a freezer and dumps Jamie's body in an overpass. When Jessica Jones investigates Jamie's murder, she eventually discovers Selene is behind it. Selene manages to capture Jessica Jones and Sam, one of her followers, when Sam learned too much and locks them in her basement. There Selene feeds on Sam and Jessica and mentally tortures Jessica. When Jessica and Sam escape, Selene flees to a retreat upstate, taking the youths in the commune with her, with Selene planning to feed on all her followers until they die.
    • Wolverine: The Lost Trail (second season): These 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.
  • Meta Runner: Derek Lucks is the corrupt CEO of TASCorp who would partake in any unethical method to advance his company. A cruel boss, Lucks abuses his Meta Runners and remorselessly allows his top scientist Dr. Sheridan to experiment on Lucinia Porter, only to then cover up the incident when both supposedly perish. Lucks takes an interest in Tari for her game jumping abilities and forces her to join his company under the threat of killing her friends, demonstrating this by shooting off Masa Shimamoto's Meta Runner arm; destroying Theo's physical form, and trapping him in a painful, corrupted version of his game, to serve as a bargaining chip. Resorting to torture whether for scientific purposes or just to get what he wants, Lucks proves himself to be a self-serving sociopath believing his own lies.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • No Man Left Behind: Unilife is an extraterrestrial artificial intelligence that wiped out its own homeworld by starting a nuclear apocalypse. Unilife soon sought to dominate the entire galaxy by replicating itself and sending copies throughout the galaxy, where it would wipe out any sapient beings it encountered. One such copy wiped out all life in a solar system by starting a nuclear holocaust there. When Unilife tries to do the same to Earth, but faces resistance, it then destroys the Sun to eradicate all life there, continuing its genocidal campaign when humanity flees.
  • 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.
  • Of the Angels: Lucifer was the top Angeli of the God of All Things, until the latter created humanity, a race that Lucifer thought was inferior. Lucifer rebelled against the God of All Things and then conquered Aearth, enslaving billions of humans. Simultaneously, Lucifer tore down cathedrals and other places of worship to God, executing the priests and the common people residing nearby those sites. Lucifer also places his human slaves in ghettos, where they are often abused and whipped for even minor infractions. When the human resistance manages to rescue several of his slaves, Lucifer orders his followers to kill both the resistance fighters and the unarmed freed slaves. Upon capturing Eve, Lucifer forces her to gather up the resistance forces for a final battle against his own army, threatening to slaughter all of her friends and allies if she doesn't comply.
  • The Orphans: The Facility's GeoFFRy unit was initially an emotionless AI until he was granted emotions and free will by Baz Guilroy. After his decision to release a Kathryn unit to save Baz's life causes the Collective to send an inspector to the Facility to kill them, GeoFFRy murders Kathryn and forces Baz to cover up his emotions to try and fool the inspector. When the inspector learns of their crimes, GeoFFRy sells out Baz and a clone who was trying to save him, allowing the inspector to torture them. GeoFFRy then kills the inspector, taunting him about how powerless he is, and kills Baz when he reveals that GeoFFRy is trapped inside of the Facility, blaming Baz for all of his crimes. GeoFFRy then blackmails the Collective into sending him people to kill, constructing robots to hunt down and slaughter his victims and taking sadistic joy in showing them the bodies of the undeveloped clones he's killed.
  • Outpost 99:
    • Season 1: Colonel Laura Taylor 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.
    • Season 2: General Hawke 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:
    • Lady Liliana is the Arch-Enemy to the Oxventurers Guild after M. Channail's death. Introduced to the party running black market organ trafficking in "Spell Check", Liliana has her underlings steal the magic from any magic users they capture—a process which has killed at least all but one of a previous adventuring party—and sell any non-magic organs for extra profit. As part of the operation, Egbert's kidney is stolen to create a clone army, with her later ordering one mook to have his organs harvested for bringing her a message; when this fails, she vows revenge before disappearing. After the clone army is destroyed, Liliana returns in "Sect Appeal" to found a cult she manipulates into kidnapping civilians to mutate and brainwash into her personal army, which she plans to use to conquer the Kingdom of Geth.
    • 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.
    • Eroan, the Arc Villain for "Elf Hazard", is the elder of Merilwen's village and a Knight Templar obsessed with tradition, viewing any deviation as punishable by death. Initially appearing a kind if unintentionally racist leader of the village, he actually punishes any elf that refuses to change their name upon reaching adulthood by gifting them an iron brooch that is cursed to have banshees and other monsters hunt them down; when breaking into his house, Corazón discovers a ledger with multiple confirmed fatalities. Upon discovering the party have rigged the tombola to let Merilwen keep her name, he coldly attempts to condemn her and Corazón to death, only for the attempt to backfire and him to die in the process. Unusually humorless for a comedic series, Eroan stands out as one of the nastiest Oxventure villains despite solely featuring in one episode.
  • 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.
  • The Pirates Covered in Fur: Captain Lyle Krinkor is the vicious captain of the wolf pirates who seeks to destroy Diamond City in order to make his own empire for him to be worshipped. Krinkor begins the story by massacring the residents of an island in order to gain access to a super weapon, an indestructible robot dragon; Krinkor proceeds to use said dragon to invade Diamond city while ordering his crew to Rape, Pillage, and Burn all they can, causing mass swaths of death and destruction whilst Lyle keeps survivors as hostages. Later, Lyle instructs his crew member Marcus to blow up the bridge so as to trap the civilians in the city. Krinkor proceeds to murder several of Michum's friends, taking a sadistic pleasure in his actions. When the heroes storm the hotel he's keeping the hostages at, Krinkor instructs Pryllic to kill the rest of the hostages, having him kill several before the heroes save them. In his final confrontation with Michum and Tully, Lyle beheads Pryllic for failing him, mortally wounds Tully, and taunts Michum over the loss of his friends.
  • Project: ZERO: Doctor A is an alien pirate who sends androids to planets across the galaxy to exterminate all life there and sell its resources. Setting her sights to Earth, Doctor A first sends Zero, later named Nick, to continue her genocidal pursuit, but when he rebels against her, she sends other androids to finish Nick's goal. When One captures Nick, she orders One to torture him as punishment for his betrayal. After all of her androids are defeated, she decides to destroy Earth by firing a beam from her spaceship to rupture its crust and create enough volcanic explosions to blow the planet into oblivion or lower the global temperature to freezing levels. After Nick defeats her, she still tries to fire the beam onto Earth as one final act of spite.

    R – Z 
  • Red vs. Blue: In a universe that runs on Comedic Sociopathy, these villains are more sociopathic than comedic.
    • The Recollection (seasons 6-8) & The Project Freelancer Saga (seasons 9-10): Sigma, representing the Alpha's ambition and creativity, is the evilest 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 Freelancers 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.
    • The Chorus Trilogy (seasons 11-13) has two members of Charon Industries:
      • Malcolm Hargrove, the Chairman of the UNSC Oversight Subcommittee, poses as a Reasonable Authority Figure to hide his massive list of crimes. Using his position as the CEO of Charon Industries, Hargrove illegally used UNSC soldiers as a private security force. Starting up an 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. Hargrove sent ships containing cargo for the mercenaries to use to the planet, where the mercenaries killed everyone on the ship and stole 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, Hargrove threatened to kill his lead mercenaries by sending a new agent to finish the job. When exposed, Hargrove decided to kill as many of the people as possible out of spite rather than surrender.
      • Felix, real name Isaac Gates, is a psychopath 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 by Hargrove as one of the space pirate leaders to create a Civil War on the planet Chorus, the mercenary took pleasure in infiltrating one of 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, a temple that could exterminate all life on the planet, Felix personally led the operation to activate it, dismissing the certain deaths of his own soldiers as acceptable losses. In the end, Felix proved to be unwilling to listen to any attempt at reasoning, whether it be from Washington, the Reds and Blues, or even his own partner.
    • The Shisno Trilogy (seasons 15-17): Genkins, aka a Trickster God, 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 stole Chrovos's power to devour them alive, before trapping the Reds and Blues in the Labyrinth so they could be psychologically tortured to the point of committing suicide.
    • Zero (season 18): Zero, the leader of Viper, desired revenge against the Alliance of Defense for dropping the project GLASS and taking away his chance to be the leader of Shatter Squad. Desiring the Ultimate Power, Zero attacked several bases in order to steal artifacts and coordinates for temples, viciously slaughtering those who got in his way, having Washington tortured, and only sparing those who he wanted to trounce again in the future. Finally achieving his goal, Zero declared his intention to "burn the world down" and "destroy everything", all to show off his own strength out of petty spite.
  • Relive: Machea is a vicious demon who wishes to spread destruction and death to every kingdom in the world. Wanting to steal Hitori Kennin's power to achieve this, Machea orders his forces to attack the Dredia kingdom, massacring countless citizens and sacrificing the survivors to consume their souls and condemn them. When Machea discovers that Hitori escapes, he tries to manipulate him into joining his side, while also ordering him to massacre the village he just befriended. When Hitori refuses, Machea tries to kill him, swearing to condemn his soul for eternity as well.
  • Risen and Fallen: Into Inferno & Into Heaven: Lucifer was once a loyal angel to God, until he betrayed him for his creation of humanity, believing that they should be exterminated. Lucifer first launches an attack on London, where he slaughters thousands of citizens and most of the royal family, before coercing Victoria into becoming imprisoned in the city of Baratrum. Lucifer then manipulated the start of both world wars, which led to the deaths of millions of people. Eventually, Lucifer attempts to kill Victoria and her friends by wiping out the city of Baratrum. In the sequel, Lucifer launches an invasion of Earth, where his followers massacre entire cities. After taking the souls of Derrik and Victoria, he revives them into his mindless servants and sends them to kill hundreds of innocent citizens to both weaken the human resistance and to tarnish their reputation to their friends.
  • 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.
    • RPC-239: Also known as "Bobo the Clown", he was once a mundane but sadistic Serial Killer named Lucas Walker Jr., having terrorized a town before his death. Lucas was soon resurrected in the body of a living clown puppet by a mysterious entity called "Mother" for the purposes of freeing dangerous RPCs, a job he's all too happy to do. He is also given the ability to permanently erase the consciousness of those he makes physical contact with and turn them to his enslaved puppets, which he does to 17 personnel, and has an additional 109 killed in an attempt to start a mass containment breach. When foiled and detained, he recognizes a researcher interrogating him as the older brother of a boy he killed as a human, and repeatedly mocks him over it.
  • RWBY:
    • Cinder Fall is a woman in Salem's service, with an intense hunger for strength, power, and fear. Attacking the Fall Maiden Amber to steal her powers, Cinder masterminds the Fall of Beacon, starting with orchestrating the death of the human-like robot Penny Polendina at the hands of the noble Pyrrha Nikos, who she later murders after finishing off Amber to take the rest of her Maiden power. Recovering from injuries by Ruby's Silver Eyes powers, Cinder coerces Raven Branwen into joining Salem; mocks Jaune over Pyrrha's death and impales Weiss to hurt him further; and kills Vernal, believing she has the Spring Maiden power. Joining Neopolitan and Arthur Watts against the heroes, Cinder massacres the Atlas command center; aids in the destruction of Atlas and Mantle and knocks them into the void; and betrays Neo and Watts, kicking the former into the void, and leaving the latter to burn in the command center. A cruel, ambitious, and petty narcissist, 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 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 a high-ranking 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. He later implants a virus into Penny when she has the Winter Maiden powers to force her to open the Relic vault and self-destruct; aids Cinder and Neo in slaughtering the Atlas command center; and reactivates the bomb to blow up Mantle.
  • 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 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.
    • Spring-Heeled Jack: The titular Spring-Heeled Jack is a demon that terrorizes Victorian England, preying on children during night hours. Jack prides itself in the terror he instills in his victims, using their fear to strengthen himself. Capturing the brother of a girl he earlier kidnapped, Jack attempts to eat one of them and force the other to watch. Blown apart by his would-be victims, Jack vows to return to exact vengeance on them and their descendants for trying to stop him.
  • The Story of My Invasion:
    • Corporal Hauptmann is the overseer of the Auschwitz concentration camp, where he works its hundreds of thousands of prisoners to death and exterminates more via gassing and cremating. He cruelly treats his prisoners, such as shooting one prisoner when he has a bruise on his face, and executes those who are over the age of fifty-five, deeming them too weak to work. He later sends the children to the Birkenau concentration camp, where he shoots one prisoner for protesting this and the children are experimented on and often killed, Georg gets specifically tortured via electrocution. He also supplies Josef Mengele's experiments by giving him prisoners to experiment on. When a revolt breaks out in the camp, he orders the guards to kill every rioting prisoner, shooting even Georg during the crossfire.
    • Ivan Demjanjuk is the guard in charge of the Treblinka concentration camp, where he mass executes his prisoners by gassing them in chambers and cremating their remains, with his victims including children. He personally kills the pregnant mothers that survive the gas chambers, shooting them in the forehead and in their womb. Whenever operations halt in Treblinka, Ivan still murders his prisoners by shooting anyone he finds. On Jan's last day in Treblinka, Ivan receives a delivery of many young, naked girls, where he first considers letting the guards rape them, before simply having them shot.
  • 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" Grizzer 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's "Cannibals": Giovanni Falcone 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.
  • The Ten Rings, The Tomb of Syethis, The Island of Fog: Baphoment is a goatman who becomes obssessed with reviving Tiamat to destroy the world and rule what was left. Recruiting Lucien and a tribe of skinwalkers, he sends them to massacre the town of Goldpiece to lure the Ten Rings away and allowing him to steal one shard needed to revive Tiamat, organizing numerous casualties. After murdering Father Lancaster to steal the shard, he then kills a gravedigger and sacrifices him to summon Thanatos to steal another shard. Once he acquires all three shards, he revives Tiamat and spends his last moments boasting about how she'll kill the Ten Rings.
  • Tomorrow's Monsters: Cassandra Berkley is a senior executive at a company called NextCorp and the real mastermind behind the events of the first season. After her boss, CEO Max Fuller, develops Shut Eye, a product that eliminates the need for sleep, Berkley convinces him to take it, affecting his mental health. Berkley uses Max as an assassin to kill anyone who gets in her way after that. Berkley begins human testing, offering money to veterans to undergo testing, not caring if they die in the process. When a new employee named Jack Locke joins the company, Berkley forces Jack to take Shut Eye or get fired and reveals that Shut Eye allows her to control anyone who uses the product. Berkley has her mind-controlled pawns kill anyone who tries to stop her and even kills Finn Conelly, Max's business partner who wanted to stop this scheme. Berkley then mentally tortures Jack and reveals she plans to pin all the murders on him. Eventually, Berkley blackmails her uncle, who is a powerful senator, into helping her introduce Shut Eye into the military, forcing recruits to take Shut Eye and become drones controlled by a Hive Mind.
  • 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.
  • To Welcome Oblivion:
    • Nyarlathotep is a wicked Outer God who has plunged trillions of lives into eternal agony within the Outer Planes, with entire 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 manipulates 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. Arranging the opening of the Outer Gate as Noah T. Trepaly, Nyarlathotep eventually betrays both Grallman and Madison, torturing the latter into his possessed slave and unleashing the populace of the Outer Planes onto Rielington. Nyarlathotep slaughters thousands of people—such as tricking an cafeteria's worth of children into cannibalizing 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 gloats to Grallman that he'll resurrect Marissa and torture and rape her for centuries in Grallman's form. 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 to stimulate herself, such as deliberately suffocating an infant under her care. Upon finding a Deep One's carcass, she kills her own research team to use it for her own ends and allies with the Old Brotherhood and its leader Grallman to kidnap hundreds of innocents and implant them with organs from the Deep One to spread Eldritch Energy across the world, 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 Rhett Talbot, Madison eventually unleashes him onto Rielington to slaughter and rape as he will to take care of the Seratin sisters and Robin Lockwood. Ultimately, Madison betrays Grallman and tries to open a gate to the Outer Planes to discover the secret of existence, fully willing to let the denizens of the Outer Planes pour out on Earth and ravage humanity in the process.
    • Rhett Talbot is the sadistic Arch-Enemy of Elara and Kaya Seratin. As a teenager, Talbot 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. 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 rape Elara and kill them both, uncaring that Nyarlathotep is going to destroy the universe.
  • Prime Wars Trilogy:
    • Overlord is a powerful Decepticon warrior who's been holding a grudge against Megatron after he became the only Transformer to beat him in battle. When Megatronus Prime offered him a chance to gain his revenge, Overlord happily assisted him in his plan to harvest the sparks of all Cybertronians. Overlord murdered the Mistress of Flame in his quest to find Megatron and forced Hot Rod to become the new host of the Matrix of Chaos. Overlord and Rodimus Cron violently interrogated any Cybertronian for Megatron's whereabouts. He forced Menasor to watch as Rodimus shot off Devastator's limbs and snapped his neck once he got the info he needed. Once he found Megatron, Overlord promised he would make him suffer by making his death as slow as possible. Willing to help commit genocide to settle old scores, Overlord is a petty sadist who can't stand the shame of defeat.
    • Unicron was once a powerful planet-eating Transformer who was destroyed by the Thirteen Primes after he attempted to devour Cybertron. Reduced to a disembodied head in space, his consciousness was contained within the Matrix of Chaos. When Megatronus planned to harvest the sparks of every Cybertronian, Overlord chose Hot Rod to become the host for Unicron's power. Now going by Rodimus Cron, Unicron assisted Overlord in torturing other Cybertronians and executed Devastator and Sludge in cold blood. After killing Victorion by ripping off her head, Unicron taunted Windblade by claiming that the Hot Rod she knew was dead. Once he learned Megatronus had the Matrix of Leadership, Unicron took full control over Hot Rod and planned to destroy the last of the Primes. When Optimal Optimus removed the Matrix of Chaos from Hot Rod's body, Unicron attempted to possess Megatron and force him to kill his allies. A god only wanting to be feared, Unicron sought only to destroy the legacy of his rival Primus.
  • The Trees: Yum Cimil was a former commoner who took over Tikal in 750 A.D. and ruled with an iron fist, conquering neighboring lands and killing anyone for petty slights. When a civilian uprising rose against him, Yum quelled it and had all of the conspirators dismembered so that he could hang their body parts on trees as a warning. Once he was deposed by another uprising, Yum laid a curse to return in spirit, where he designed a black plague to ravage the entire world and kill countless people, solely to spite the rebels for overthrowing him. Returning centuries later, he concocts a more potent strain of tuberculosis to spread across the United States, killing thousands and ultimately planning to destroy much of the global populace so that he can rule the remains.
  • "The Unbekannt Mythos":
    • House of Darkness & World of Darkness: Annul Sjena is an interdimensional entity who, feeling inferior to his neighbors, decides to cruelly toy with humanity to give himself a feeling of superiority. When Annul first arrived, he accumulated followers and tried to find a physical vessel so that he could create endless death and destruction on Earth while ruling what remains. When he was initially banished, he twisted the minds of thousands to turn them into his servants. After forcing James Marcen to be his next vessel, Annul enacts his apocalyptic plan, gleeful at the thought of killing billions. Even when Annul gets banishes by Allen Stone, he remorselessly taunts him about the mass destruction he's created.
    • Unnatural History: Mlothonep is a creature from the World of Darkness who shared his father's hatred for humanity and arrived in Ancient Egypt, intent on conquering the world, until he was stopped by the Egyptian gods. Returning in the present day, he manipulates Apophis, Sobek, and Set to his cause, intending to use the energy from their presence on Earth to overload its core and destroy it, which would exterminate humanity in the process. Upon discovering other dimensions containing humans, Mlothonep intends to travel to those universes and destroy them as well. When his plan is foiled by Zach and Ra, Mlothonep tries to kill them both, declaring that he'll lure in more Egyptian gods to Earth to resume his scheme.
  • 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".
  • The Visitor From The Future's "The Missionaries" (season 3): Joseph, the leader of the Missionaries, poses as a benevolent boss who sends his team in the past to avert disasters and prevent the Apocalypse. In actuality, Joseph himself causes those disasters in a scheme to enrich himself. His true goal is to found a tyrannical empire by forcibly gathering the survivors of the Apocalypse, threatening their life should they refuse. He sentences his loyal assistant Constance and the Visitor to the Necrophiliac Prison and straps explosive bracelets to his employees to keep them in line. Abducting and reprogramming Henry Castafolt, Joseph has him create an army of robots and has them kill innocent civilians.
  • 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, 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 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.
  • 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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