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If the name and picture weren't obvious, I'm a big fan of Pokémon!

What else about me? Well, I love writing in my free time, particularly adventure stories. I'm a lesbian and have been in a stable relationship with my girlfriend for several years. I'm not gonna talk politics here, because that's just asking for trouble.


My additions to Complete Monster

The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim: Rahgot

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Delphine's Top 31 Favorite Villains

Good stories usually require good villains. It's not a mandatory requirement, but nine-out-of-ten, they good hand-in-hand. A story needs conflict, afterall, so what better way to bring that conflict than a baddie to butt heads with the hero?

This is my personal list of thirty one different villains that left some impact on me in some way or another. Here are the rules. The villains will be organized into six categories, minus the crowner; that leaves five to be placed in each. I'm limiting these baddies to one villain-per-work-per-category. What that means is that I won't include two villains from the same work in the same category, but that doesn't necessarily disqualify them from making an appearance in seperate lists. So even if you don't see your favorite villain on one list, you may just find them in another! Please understand that this is my own personal opinion, so you'll most likely disagree with most entries on here. All I ask is that you remain respectful!

And with that, onto the count!

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Top 5 Most Awesome Villains

In this category, we're looking at the villains who just flat-out awesome! They rock, and they know it! They're the prime examples of Evil Is Cool.

No. 5: Sephiroth (Final Fantasy VII)

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"Tell me what you cherish most. Give me the pleasure of taking it away."
  • Awesome: 8
  • Love-To-Hate: 2
  • Scariness: 6
  • Sympathy: 8
  • Humor: 0
  • Despicable: 2
  • Final Score: 26


Long ago, an alien known as "Jenova" landed on Earth. She threatened to consume the planet, but was defeated and forced into a hibernative state. When Shinra Inc. discovered her and her power, they were quick to experiment with her cells, genetically engineering several babies with her DNA. Sephiroth was the ultimate product of one of these experiments. A perfect soldier, his strength was rivalled by few, and surpassed by none. Eventually discovering the truth of his origin, Sephiroth went insane and massacred an entire village singlehandedly, then reunited with his "mother" Jenova, believing himself to be The Chosen One destined for the promised land. Though Sephiroth has been defeated and even killed multiple times, he always finds a way to come back, with the ending to Advent Children implying that he just might return again some day.

No. 4: Darth Vader (Star Wars)

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"You don't know the power of the Dark Side."
  • Awesome: 8
  • Love-To-Hate: 3
  • Scariness: 7
  • Sympathy: 8
  • Humor: 1
  • Despicable: 3
  • Final Score: 30


Let's be honest, here. When most people think of an iconic villain, Vader is usually the first to pop up in their heads. Born Anakin Skywalker, he had an uncanny affinity with the Force. He was taken in by the Jedi Order and trained in their ways, but eventually fell prey to the Dark Side, becoming the Sith Lord Darth Vader. Under the tutelage of his new master Palpatine, Vader led the revolt against the Jedi, slaughtering anyone who got in his way, even children. Wounded in his battle against his old master Obi Wan, Vader was confined to a life-support suit that would serve as a constant reminder of his descent into Darkness. He then reigned the galaxy along-side his master for twenty three years, serving as an enforcer to personally squash any resistance against the Galactic Empire. It wasn't until witnessing his own son, who had just bested him in combat and refused to be tempted by the Dark Side, be mercilessly tortured by Emperor Palpatine that Anakin Skywalker resurfaced and killed his former master, damaging his life-support in the process all to save his son. Making peace with his son, Anakin Skywalker died a redeemed man, finally free of the Dark Side's grip.

Why does he have a point in Humor, you ask? Well, just ssk him how he feels about sand.

No. 3: Grigori (Dragon's Dogma)

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"Abandon all delusions of control."
  • Awesome: 10
  • Love-To-Hate: 2
  • Scariness: 10
  • Sympathy: 9
  • Humor: 0
  • Despicable: 0
  • Final Score: 31


Step aside, Alduin! This is a dragon boss! Introduced right at the stsrt of gsme, Grigori establishes himself as a mighty beast who would have easily burned down an entire village if one fisherman didn't stand up to him. While they failed to cause any harm, the dragon was impressed by the fisher's pluck, and marked them as Arisen. Throughout their journey, the Arisen grew more and more powerful, saving the land from various threats. Eventually Grigori appeared again and challenged the Arisen, saying that only his death can stay the coming end. When the Arisen arrives in his lair, he offers them one chance to leave in peace by sacrificing their beloved. The Arisen refuses and a mighty battle unfold, every movement shaking the ruins around them. Once the Arisen pierces the dragon's heart, he calmly accepts his fate and congratulates them on a job well done, and wishes them well in their future trials. Now why exactly does he have such a high Sympathy score? Simple, because he was an Arisen too, who went on the same trials and hardships and slew the dragon before him, only to fall in battle against the divine being known as the Seneschal, becoming the next dragon whose only purpose was to ravage the world and find a new Arisen to defeat him, perpetuating the cycle.

No. 2: Senator Steven Armstrong (Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance)

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"Every man will be free to fight his own wars!"
  • Awesome: 10
  • Love-To-Hate: 6
  • Scariness: 5
  • Sympathy: 5
  • Humor: 8
  • Despicable: 3
  • Final Score: 37


By far one of the most fun bosses in a video game! The moment you see Armstrong pop up in his giant mech, you just know he's all about being big and showy! Senator of Colorado and future csndidate for United States President, Armstrong initially comes off as a stereotypical slimey politician who cares for little more than making a profit off of international trsgedies and bolstering his approval among the public, but eventually reveals that his true ambitions are far more noble, and yet completely insane. Armstrong's true dream is a nation where everybody is free to make their own choices, where Might Makes Right and the strong live as they see fit, while those too weak to keep up are purged from society. Armstrong reveals his incredibly powerful nanomachines which instantly harden in response to any attack, forcing Raiden to use a more powerful weapon. Raiden's battle against Armstrong reaches its climax as the fight becomes more personal, what was once a typical battle of good and evil now becoming a clash of ideals between two men who understand each other, but nevertheless must fight for their beliefs. Once Raiden delivers the killing blow, Armstrong admits defeat, declaring Raiden a worthy successor to his dreams as a warrior who doesn't let the law get in the way of what he believes is right; notably, Raiden doesn't disagree.

No. 1: Dio Brando/DIO (JoJo's Bizarre Adventure)

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"Only I, DIO, should have power over stopped time."
  • Awesome: 10
  • Love-To-Hate: 8
  • Scariness: 9
  • Sympathy: 3
  • Humor: 0
  • Despicable: 6
  • Final Score: 38


Oh, Dio, you make me sick to my stomach, but I can't help but love you! Born in the Victorian era, Dio Brando was born to a couple of thieves. Raised as a slum dog, Dio learned how to play dirty at a very young age. After the death of his mother and murdering his own father, Dio was taken in by the Joestar family, where he immediately plotted to bullt the heir Jonathan into meek submission, from kicking his dog, to jabbing his eye after already winning in a boxing match, to stealing the first kiss of his beloved. When Jonathan finally fought back, Dio retaliated by burning Jonathan's dog alive. Years later, Dio used a magical mask to turn himself into a vampire, killing Jonathan's father, and battling Jonathan as the mansion around them burned to the ground. Both barely escaping with their lives, Dio recovered and raised an army of zombies. Facing Jonathan in one final battle, Dio was reduced to simply a head, but still refused to die, ambushing and killing Jonathan on a cruise ship, before thy both sank together to the bottom of the sea.

One hundred years later, the immortal vampire resurfaced, literally. Having stolen Jonathan's body for his own, he rechristened himself DIO, and spent four years recovering, during which he amassed new followers and gained a terrifying new ability, his Stand known as The World. DIO spends most of his time waiting for the heroes to reach him, but nevertheless gives off a constant aura of menace and power. When you see so many powerful Stand Users serving in his name, you can't help but wonder just how strong he must be, and when he finally appears, he doesn't disappoint. In his first interaction with Polnareff, we see just a hint of his power when Polnareff steps forward to challenge DIO but finds himself unable to get closer, no matter how many steps he takes. Then when the heroes think they've ambushed him, he seemingly displaces time and space by making his own minion appear in a casket, despite the heroes seeing that same minion open the casket with ther own eyes. Next thing they know, he fatally injures Kakyoin despite seemingly never touching him, but it was this action that finally tipped the heroes off to the truth, DIO's Stand, The World, has the terrifying ability to stop time on DIO's command. What follows is an insane battle of strength, wits, and sheer nerves, as DIO readily abuses his time-stopping ability to outfox the remaining heroes, until Jotaro finally gets the upper hand and shatters The World, bypassing DIO's vampiric regeneration and finally putting an end to the hundred-year-old menace.

You might be wondering why DIO has any Sympathy points, as well as a somewhat low Despicable score. The Sympathy comes from his admittedly rough childhood and the fact that he seemed to truly love his mother, on top of the fact that he came to truly respect his step-brother Jonathan, even shedding a tear when the latter died. If we were just judging Dio of Part 1, his Despicable score would absolutely be higher, but he becomes so much more fun and complex in Part 3 that a few points just had to go.

Overall, it's DIO's sheer charisma and intelligence combined with an insanely powerful Stand that land him in my number 1 spot of awesome villains.

Top 5 Love to Hate Villains

These are the ones who, no matter how bad they get, you can't help but enjoy watching them the whole time. They just make evil look so classy.

No. 5: Tom Riddle (Harry Potter)

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"There is no good and evil, there is only power and those too weak to seek it."
  • Awesome: 6
  • Love-To-Hate: 8
  • Scariness: 7
  • Sympathy: 2
  • Humor: 0
  • Despicable: 8
  • Final Score: 31


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No. 4: The Joker (Batman: The Dark Knight Returns)

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"It's finally here, isn't it? The moment we've both dreamed about!"
  • Awesome: 5
  • Love-To-Hate: 9
  • Scariness: 7
  • Sympathy: 0
  • Humor: 5
  • Despicable: 7
  • Final Score: 33


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No. 3: Scarecrow (Batman: Arkham Series)

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"You will bring death to all who follow you."
  • Awesome: 10
  • Love-To-Hate: 10
  • Scariness: 10
  • Sympathy: 0
  • Humor: 0
  • Despicable: 7
  • Final Score: 37


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No. 2: The Major (Hellsing)

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"Yes, my friends! Soon Europe's charred remains will illuminate the night sky!"
  • Awesome: 9
  • Love-To-Hate: 10
  • Scariness: 8
  • Sympathy: 1
  • Humor: 4
  • Despicable: 10
  • Final Score: 42


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No. 1: Frieza (Dragon Ball)

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"I hate to gloat, but there's a lesson here on the virtue of mercy; its only value is to your foe."
  • Awesome: 10
  • Love-To-Hate: 10
  • Scariness: 10
  • Sympathy: 0
  • Humor: 5
  • Despicable: 10
  • Final Score: 45


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Top 5 Scariest Villains

Pretty self-explanatory, these are the baddies who instill the most fear, the kind that keep you up at night and make you afraid to get out of bed.

No. 5: Six (Little Nightmares)

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  • Awesome: 6
  • Love-To-Hate: 0
  • Scariness: 8
  • Sympathy: 6
  • Humor: 0
  • Despicable: 7
  • Final Score: 27


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No. 4: Michael Meyers (Halloween)

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  • Awesome: 2
  • Love-To-Hate: 8
  • Scariness: 9
  • Sympathy: 0
  • Humor: 0
  • Despicable: 9
  • Final Score: 28


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No. 3: The Slender Man (The Slender Man Mythos)

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"You can't come back..."
  • Awesome: 7
  • Love-To-Hate: 7
  • Scariness: 10
  • Sympathy: 0
  • Humor: 0
  • Despicable: 6
  • Final Score: 30


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No. 2: Kazuo Kiriyama (Battle Royale)

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"I had no idea people were so... moist. Little more than sacks of fluid once punctured."
  • Awesome: 8
  • Love-To-Hate: 6
  • Scariness: 10
  • Sympathy: 8
  • Humor: 0
  • Despicable: 0
  • Final Score: 32


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No. 1: Sadako Yamamura (The Ring)

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"Seven days..."
  • Awesome: 8
  • Love-To-Hate: 8
  • Scariness: 10
  • Sympathy: 9
  • Humor: 0
  • Despicable: 0
  • Final Score: 35


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Top 5 Sympathetic Villains

These are the ones who really have fallen on hard times. The kind you know might have possibly had a chance at better lives if things were only different.

No. 5: James Sunderland (Silent Hill 2)

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"I'm sorry... The Mary you know isn't here."
  • Awesome: 5
  • Love-To-Hate: 0
  • Scariness: 7
  • Sympathy: 8
  • Humor: 3
  • Despicable: 3
  • Final Score: 28


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No. 4: Dracula (Castlevania)

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"By becoming a vampire, I obtained eternal life; that was my goal. It was my revenge against God!"
  • Awesome: 9
  • Love-To-Hate: 4
  • Scariness: 8
  • Sympathy: 9
  • Humor: 2
  • Despicable: 0
  • Final Score: 32


When Dracula was the mortal man, Mathias Cronqvist, he was a famous knight admired by all for he incredible strategic brilliance. One day, while out in a war, his wife Elisabetha fell ill and died. Mathias fell into a deep depression, and was believed to have contracted the same illness that claimed his wife. Meanwhile, Leon Belmont, Mathias' comrade and closest friend, went into battle against the powerful vampire lord, Walter Bernhard, in a quest that ultimately led to the demise of his own beloved and the birth of the legendary Vampire Killer whip. With Walter defeated, it was revealed that Mathias had engineered the events from the sidelines, all so he could use a powerful artifact known as the Crimson Stone to absorb Walter's soul, becoming Dracula, the most powerful vampire who ever lived. When confronted by his former friend Leon, Dracula admitted that he came to hate God for taking his wife when he had been nothing but dutiful to Him, and became a vampire out of pure spite for God. He offered to turn Leon as well, knowing he must understand after losing his own beloved, but Leon refused, and swore that his family would forever oppose Dracula and hunt the night.

Even after all this, Dracula had no intentions for humanity, and was content with just enjoying his unlife. But some time later, Dracula fell in love again with a human names Lucy. They had a son who they named Adrian, and for once Dracula was happy. Then a nearby village accused Lucy of being a witch and publicly executed her. Distraught with the loss of another beloved, Dracula swore revenge once again, this time on humanity. Adrian, who had been taught by his mother to not hate humans, had no choice but to stand against his father, becoming Alucard, and aided the Belmont clan for the next several centuries in waging war against his father. At one point, just before Dracula died again, Alucard revealed his mother's lesson, and Dracula felt genuine remorse for the first time, but this still wasn't enough to stop him from waging war once again with his next rebirth.

When Dracula was finally destroyed for good, he was reincarnated as Soma Cruz, and it seemed God had finally given him another chance. However, the castle still calls for its old master, and now Soma must constantly battle against his own inner darkness, or risk becoming the immortal Lord of Darkness once again...

No. 3: Otto Octavius (Spider-Man (PS4))

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"If you want to change the world, you have to be the kind of man who can make the hardest decisions."
  • Awesome: 7
  • Love-To-Hate: 6
  • Scariness: 7
  • Sympathy: 10
  • Humor: 1
  • Despicable: 4
  • Final Score: 35


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No. 2: Big Boss (Metal Gear)

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"Boss... You only need one snake. No... The world would be better off without snakes.
  • Awesome: 10
  • Love-To-Hate: 0
  • Scariness: 5
  • Sympathy: 10
  • Humor: 7
  • Despicable: 4
  • Final Score: 36


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No. 1: Flowey (Undertale)

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"I've done everything this world has to offer. I've read every book. I've burned every book. I've won every game. I've lost every game. I've appeased everyone. I've killed everyone."
  • Awesome: 8
  • Love-To-Hate: 6
  • Scariness: 9
  • Sympathy: 10
  • Humor: 10
  • Despicable: 0
  • Final Score: 43


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Top 5 Funniest Villains

Again, self-explanatory, these baddies are just a riot! They always find just the right thing to make you laugh!

No. 5: Mettaton (Undertale)

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"OH YES! WELCOME BEAUTIES, TO TODAY'S QUIZ SHOW!"
  • Awesome: 8
  • Love-To-Hate: 9
  • Scariness: 0
  • Sympathy: 6
  • Humor: 9
  • Despicable: 0
  • Final Score: 32


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No. 4: Evil King Stan (Okage: Shadow King)

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"My plague of evil will infect every corner of this world! Bow before your lord and master, Evil King Stan!"
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  • Awesome: 9
  • Love-To-Hate: 6
  • Scariness: 6
  • Sympathy: 3
  • Humor: 9
  • Despicable: 0
  • Final Score: 33


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No. 3: Cell (Dragon Ball Z Abridged)

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"Like a soon to be broken man once said, 'you're either perfect, or you're not me'."
  • Awesome: 10
  • Love-To-Hate: 8
  • Scariness: 4
  • Sympathy: 0
  • Humor: 10
  • Despicable: 3
  • Final Score: 35


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No. 2: Trevor Phillips (Grand Theft Auto V)

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"You people are not very fucking nice!"
  • Awesome: 9
  • Love-To-Hate: 9
  • Scariness: 6
  • Sympathy: 4
  • Humor: 10
  • Despicable: 4
  • Final Score: 42


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No. 1: Zim (Invader Zim)

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"You dare agree with me?! Prepare to meet your horrible doom!"
  • Awesome: 8
  • Love-To-Hate: 9
  • Scariness: 5
  • Sympathy: 8
  • Humor: 10
  • Despicable: 1
  • Final Score: 43


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Top 5 Most Despicable Villains

The real nasty ones, the ones so vile and twisted that they earn nothing but your diagust and contempt. These are the absolute worst kind of scum, and it only made it that much more satisfying when they get their comeuppance.

No. 5: Firelord Ozai (Avatar: The Last Airbender)

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"You will learn respect, and suffering will be your teacher."
  • Awesome: 5
  • Love-To-Hate: 5
  • Scariness: 4
  • Sympathy: 1
  • Humor: 0
  • Despicable: 8
  • Final Score: 23


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No. 4: Dolores Umbridge (Harry Potter)

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"That's right. Because you know, deep down, you deserve to be punished, don't you, Mister Potter?"
  • Awesome: 2
  • Love-To-Hate: 4
  • Scariness: 7
  • Sympathy: 0
  • Humor: 5
  • Despicable: 9
  • Final Score: 29


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No. 3: King Joffrey Baratheon (Game of Thrones)

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"Everyone is mine to torment. You'd do well to remember that, you little monster."
  • Awesome: 0
  • Love-To-Hate: 3
  • Scariness: 9
  • Sympathy: 0
  • Humor: 9
  • Despicable: 10
  • Final Score: 31


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No. 2: Judge Claude Frollo (The Hunchback of Notre Dame)

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"The gypsies live outside the normal order. Their heathen ways inflame the people's lowest instincts, and they must... be... stopped."
  • Awesome: 7
  • Love-To-Hate: 6
  • Scariness: 10
  • Sympathy: 2
  • Humor: 2
  • Despicable: 10
  • Final Score: 37


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No. 1: Light Yagami (Death Note)

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"No matter what the world is, the god of that world creates the rules. In truth, you have been defeated by the rules I created. And as punishment for defying the God of the new world, you will die..."
  • Awesome: 8
  • Love-To-Hate: 9
  • Scariness: 8
  • Sympathy: 4
  • Humor: 4
  • Despicable: 10
  • Final Score: 43


Once the smartest student in his school, Light was a brilliant man with a promising future, who nevertheless had dark and delusional ideals even before receiving the titular artifact that changed everything. As soon as Light had accepted the fact that he was truly in possession of a magical notebook that could kill anyone whose name was written into it, he quickly fell into a downwards spiral, believing himself to be a god with the power of life and death over the entire world, using the Death Note to murder thousands of criminals in such a way that there was no doubt to the general public that someone had to be orchestrating the events, who they've collectively named Kira. Although Light says he only punishes criminals in the name of justice, as soon as a man declaring himself to be the famous detective L calls out Kira on live television, Light doesn't hesitate to execute him, only for the real L to reveal that he duped Kira into revealing that he lived somewhere in the Kanto region of Japan. From there, Light murdered several FBI agents to cover his tracks, and later manipulated the fiancé of one of them into revealing her name so he could force her into committing suicide, even gloating his true identity with a wicked smirk just before the Note took effect, and it's at this point that it's made abundantly clear that Light is nothing more than a delusional mass murderer who takes sadistic pleasure in his actions, even if the victim is an innocent person whose only crime was getting in his way.

Light only gets more depraved as time goes on, manipulating anyone and everyone to further his goals, even using himself as a pawn by erasing his own memories and organizing a way to get them back. This scheme in particular relied on deliberately giving the Death Note to someone who would certainly abuse its power for his own personal gain, and yet Light never showed the slightest care for however many innocents would have to die for the scheme to work, both before and after the incident, so long as the Death Note ended up back in his possession.

Years later, Light's influence as Kira has grown to the point that entire countries fear him, and his sense of "justice" has gotten so radical that he's stooped as low as to execute petty thieves and vandals. When his subordinate Teru Mikami threatened to execute people just for being lazy, Light's only concern was that he considered the move to be preemptive, clearly showing that he was eventually going to do this anyway. Eventually seeing his own "friends" as expendable, Light organized a scheme to wipe them out along with his newest enemy, Near, actually relishing in the thought of them all dying. Once his plan backfires and he's exposed as Kira, Light Is backed into a corner where he desperately looks for a way to escape, eventually turning to the Shinigami Ryuk and begging him to kill the others. Ryuk instead writes Light's own name into the Death Note, and Light spends his final moments pathetically pleading for his life and declaring he doesn't want to die, until finally perishing from a heart attack.

The only reason Light has any sympathy points is because we do see how he would have been if he had never come across the Death Note in the arc where he gives up his memories, and he's shown to be a good-hearted kid who, while confrontational, still tried to do the right thing. Despite this, however, the instant he gets his memories back, he embraces the Death Note without question, willingly throwing away his final chance as a good person. The anime ending which portrays Light's death more sympathetically, with Light flashing back to his past and showing true regret over his actions before dying peacefully, while sad and powerful, is ultimately non-canon to the original ending, in which Light is portrayed as nothing but scum until his final breath.

Honorable Mentions

Shou Tucker (Fullmetal Alchemist)

Okay, let's get the obvious one out of the way. Yes, Tucker is a horrid, despicable being. In fact, I originally had him on this list. Unfortunately, the despicability was all he really had going for him, and he only got a Final Score of 18, while everybody else is at least over 20. Honestly, Firelord Ozai just barely made this list, as he's the only other one with a score below 25. As much as I despise Tucker, I could not honestly justify putting up here when all the other villains had a lot more going for them.

Griffith (Berserk)

While I'm certain Griffith would more than qualify for this list, I personally have never seen the show nor read the manga, so I can't give proper judgment.

Johan Liebert (Monster)

Same boat as Griffith. While I've heard plenty regarding his horrific deeds, I'm not personally familiar enough to give a fair assessment.

The Joker (The Dark Knight)

Gonna be honest, this Joker is nearly identical to the Dark Knight Returns incarnation on my list, so I felt including both would have been redundant. It was actually a really close call between the two. The other Joker ultimately won out, though, because I feel snapping his own neck just to frame Batman for murder makes him that much more crazy than the Nolan Joker. Sorry, Heath, you gave an amazing performance, but Emmerson's barely won out.

My Number 1 Favorite Villain

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