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Aizen, former Captain of Squad 5, leader of all Arrancars. Nearly as powerful as Head Captain Yamamoto even during his time in Soul Society, and after his subjagation of the Hogyoku, he literally becomes immortal. Able to take on nearly every Captain, Vizard, and Vice-Captain single handedly. A man who mastered every form of Shinigami combat, is able to plan out war 100 years in advance, and able to deceive nearly everybody in the entire series. Someone who's power is so beyond normal, that he eventually decides to try and destroy the Soul King (God, basically) by himself. With the ability to use Kido that can bend time and space, and a Zanpakutou capable of perfectly controlling all 5 senses of anyone who lays eyes on it even once in their life, he is nearly unstoppable. So please, someone tell me why an overrated pretty boy like Light Yagami whose only ability is to right peoples names down in a book to kill them, could ever surpass the only man who has evolved into a being beyond ...more
Aizen is easily one of the most talented villains to ever come to existence. Some may argue that he is overpowered but let's face it; unlike Light Yagami, he's still alive and for all we know he could easily come back considering he didn't exactly look fazed when given his prison sentence. However, it's not like he's an impossible character despite planning everything out for 100 years; even Aizen had to make adjustments here and there. To be honest, it wouldn't be surprising if he returned earlier then expected and as the ever charming villain he always was. A) We have no idea what his bankai is. B) In The Thousand-Year Blood War arc, Yhwach wanted him as 'special war power. ' Does he know something we don't about Aizen? Either way, considering he refused when he could have easily got out must mean he has other plans. C) He planned to be God, and probably still is; do you really think he wouldn't have planned as thoroughly as he did? He considered nearly every possibility, it's ...more
Aizen is the perfect villain... He stands back and let's others do his dirty work for him and not because he's a coward but he because he believes he has no equal... Unlike most villains that just wanna destroy everything is a game to Aizen.. Like a giant game of chess he allows things to play out because he believes he will come on top every time.. Aizen is the true King of Villains
Aizen is the bestV71 Comments
Freeza is the most wicked villain in the DBZ franchise. Flippant murder and decent all done with a cold and calculating smile, Freeza is a truly Machiavellian villain, wine glass and all. Just considering Vegeta for a moment, yes the boy was strong but by the time the Saiyans come to Earth Vegeta is only as strong as Cui. His life would have been nothing off of the cruel emperor's back. There was no reason for Freeza to keep Vegeta alive other than his own amusement. He back stabbed the Saiyans then made their child prince a pet soldier. If that is not pure unadulterated evil, I don't what is.
While I love Light Yagami I gotta admit Frieza is the Definitive Anime Villain He Killed The Main Characters entire Race and Showed No Remorse what so ever He is the type of Guy who would Lead all of the Anime Villains if they ever all came together infact I can imagine that All Of The Anime Villains come back from the Dead and they form an Alliance Led by Frieza while all of the Anime Heros must Join together to Defeat them in an Alliance Led By L (Death Note)
Frieza might not be the strongest villain in Dragon Ball Z, but he could be favored and hated from the audience. He's a bloodthirsty tyrant who seeks power and absolute control over the universe. Destroying the Saiyan Race and molding Vegeta into a killing machine. Frieza showed no remorse or regret to any life in the universe, trusting only himself, killing a person would be like hitting a fly. Frieza is one of the best villains in Dragon Ball Z, Cell too.
Frieza is the Hitler of anime. That is villainous enough for me.V42 Comments
I think Light actually had a positive way of thinking and his ambition for creating a new and peaceful world was actually good but the flaw lured within Light Yagami himself. His ambition was a very strong and magnificent one, one I would've never thought of, but his way of achieving this ambition was wrong. His way of creating a new world was wrong. Could the world be changed by killing evil doers and criminals? Would peace be accomplished by KILLING evil people? Could it be changed by ERASING sign of life? No. Light might've thought that this was the only way of changing the world, but it wasn't. True peace can be never achieved like that. In addition to that, killing people, no matter how bad they are, is wrong. It's a different story if treated as a punishment but murdering criminals in jail, who were almost cleared and were now being sent back, were legally innocent. Beside that, Light also did not struggle to kill the ones in his way, in fact he didn't even struggle to kill his ...more
Light Yagami started out as someone who believed he was doing right... But he ended up with the power going to his head. When he finally dies, he isn't even in possession of the death note, technically powerless, putting all his faith in a fan boy. But he managed to trick L to believing that he wasn't kira to the very end. Out of every anime villain, he has the best moments and plans ( definitely the smartest)... I'm not going to mention the potato chip scene...
A guy who believed justice can be proven by erasing criminals with the aid of the death note... suddenly it became a obsession.. he believed he could receive the title of "GOD"... if he went on AND on.. then later, he had to conquer L and his team... in this battle, he succeeded with a devilish smile.. the laughter of his.. then, 3 years later, L's TRUE successors unleashed a counter attack on him.. unfortunately, Light underestimated them and so, in the end... in the VERY end.. he was defeated... he was the true meaning of "JUSTICE", and "EVIL"... both mixed up.. the only thing I dissatisfied with, was, his impure defeat.. but it had to be done.. somebody had to end this maniac's terror.. if you look at all the other anime villains, you see them as "foolishly minded".. but if you look at Light, you can clearly observe that he is intelligent, he knows.. he was the anime main protagonist I was searching for.. as I found him.. I idolized him... as ...more
I did not think people would hate him that muchV49 Comments
While I agree with a lot of the other villains (Aizen, Naraku etc) Envy deserves to be in the top 10! He was hated by literally everyone in the series for killing the man with the wife and daughter (don't wanna spoil) and for killing the main character in the end! Envy definitely deserves to be rated higher as a villain.
One reason he is the greatest villain in turns of villainy. He killed Mae Hughes. A do like villains that I can relate to and or like. But it actually takes more work to make a villain you can really hate and call him/her a villain. And Envy did that. I so cheered when Roy Mustang was burning him up (interesting fact, Roy actually gave Envy time to regenerate between blast so it would feel the pain of each one). Overall a true villain.
In both the first and second Envy is a strong and formidable opponent he can talk his way out of situations with his silver tongue and changes into the forms of loved ones to his advantage. Envy basically caused the massacre of the Ishvalan people while doing it with a smile. Also who isn't a little freaked out by the moving souls that create his unleashed form?
Someone who is both a troll and someone who's gender is unknown. Envy is a riot and an A-whole at sometimes but always steals the spotlight.V14 Comments
Johan is the BEST VILLAIN OF ALL TIME! No doubt!
He is so incredibly- well written and unique :) not like some typical villains out there.
(Watch Monster, You will know what I mean)
The only fictional character that truly terrifies me. He even gives me nightmares!
What's best about Johan is he didn't need ANY special powers to be so scary and evil. A gun is his weapon of choice but the REAL deal is his INCREDIBLE manipulation. The way he breaks people psychologically to commit suicide is too HORRIBLE. If he want to, he can make any people to do his dirty works for him WITHOUT even lifting a finger, using his charisma, intelligence and words. His presence can make others fear him and... at the same time you are drawn to this person. He is calm, collected
Extremely handsome, intelligent, charismatic and manipulative.
Often compared to Light Yagami... both are handsome, intelligent and manipulative people but seriously Johan's manipulative skills are far more ...more
I doubt Johan will ever get to top 10, seeing how most people are just looking for shallow characters with badass powers.
Johan is the best manifestation of the word "monster" in a human skin. He doesn't need laser beam or any other kind of power to be scary. He is emotionless, a walking terror, and yet charming when he wants to.
Probably one of the most complex villains ever created in anime.
It's interesting how the longer the story goes on, the more you understand his motives and such despite his original introduction. (Like his monster-like personality has a basis and reason- it isn't just something the author injects into his character as a plot device even if it is unbelievable.) His character exposition basically drives the plot which makes an interesting story, too.
This character gave me chills in the course of his appearances throughout the seriesV41 Comments
Madara planned things a 100 or so years in advance. He obtained the greatest power possible in the series and even died and manipulated others IN DEATH to bring him BACK TO LIFE. He came back from the dead simply because he manipulated other people's lives to fail and have them serve him because they no longer had any other purpose. He represents pure hatred, power, and ambition. He did all of this out of the fact that his brother died to a rival clan member. He wanted the power to change the world and create peace in his own way AND EARNED IT. He lived through a fight against the EIGHT GATES which is said to surpass ALL KAGE. He even fought 5 Kage for the fun of it and WON. Aien and Madara may not be comparable in strength, but by god are they similar in ambition and power. If anything, Aizen failed to achieve his entire goal whereas Madara didn't. He finished Tsukiyomi and was killed off by plot simply because the author couldn't think of a way in how the protagonists would ...more
Madara is just pure hate and bitterness. Even at the prospect of peace with Konoha, his choices are only either to rule it or destroy it. The man even stooped so low as to take Naruto hostage as soon as he was born. And even though he professes to be Sasuke's ally, he even says that he'd be willing to give him up at just the right time.
hundred of times better than frieza which i consider childish villain, and we are not yet 100 percent sure that tobi is madara we will wait till he shows his face
The way he planned everything and manipulated obito into becoming a mirror image of himV49 Comments
Naraku makes you hate him so much you love him. You can't help but acknowledge his skill at simply being heinously evil. He touches countless lives directly and indirectly, and seems to revel in being cruel, destructive, feared and loathed. He is calculating, intelligent and sensible enough to pose terrible threat, and has the bloodthirstiness and power to back up his claims most of the time. There is a sense in the series that he is constantly in control, and what happens is going according to his plan. He is ominous, from his theme, to his appearance, to his powers, his voice and even his surroundings. He makes powerful incarnations of himself and discards them when they have outlived their purpose. And even more miraculously, he actually improves as time goes on. He forces the protagonists to keep up with his steady gain of power. Many villains are static characters, besides their back story. Naraku is not. He makes it difficult for everyone and tension builds. He is a wonderfully ...more
Doesn't matter what said the other people about Frieza, Aizen or any other villain, please think before vote, Naraku is the worst ever in the trajectory of anime, why? , he manipulates, he has ambitions, he kills ( with out using even a finger), he lies, is a traitor, he is the real personification of the real evil human mind, in the series is called a monster but his origin is human, some people thinks that anime series are just cartoons, but like novels, movies, books we can see important things about reality, doesn't matter if is fiction or not, anyways, Naraku is the greatest anime villain ever, no matter what others said, is the best definition of evil in anime series.
Naraku's going to be my favorite villain as he's not here simple for power or glory. He started out as a bandit, and fell in love with a woman (Kikyo). Someone really taking the time to bring food back to an evil man, he clearly was touched by her. Then demons came into the cave to try and talk him into giving up his body. Which he does in order to have the chance to get Kikyo to love him. He then is lied to, and turns into Naraku.
Naraku manipulates and tortures the people he encounters in many crazy ways. From having two lovers hate each other, to having a boy kill his entire family and friends.
She is epic and cool and his red eyes he is sexyV12 Comments
The only one that killed Goku, the perfect lifeform, with cells of all the best martial arts fighters of the Universe, and he can become stronger and powerful after any regeneration.
The one who was a scary insect man, a brute without intelligence, and the one who would have beaten the Z-Fighters if he wanted to.
That makes Cell, exactly 2000 times more powerful than Frieza, the perfect anime villain.
Actually, Piccolo (Junior) killed Goku in the Saiyan saga, in the fight with Raditz, and in Dragon ball (pre DBZ) Piccolo was a villain so Cell was not the only character or villain (kind of) to kill Goku.
He's cruel I like that and tough but why didn't he destroy the whole world when he had the chance instead of having that dumb cell games tournament!
This guy should be higher than Frieza. He even beat Goku and made all the Z fighters even Frieza look like scum. Instead of killing everyone on earth, he STRUCK fear into everyone when he announced the Cell Games, making everyone flee. - ItsDaWorldOfSNuGGLEZ
Probably one of the most annoying but badass villains in anime historyV6 Comments
Hisoka is portrayed as entirely self-interested and does whatever he likes as long as it pleases him in some way. He lusts for the thrill of killing powerful fighters in combat and it is strongly implied that he receives sexual gratification from doing so. He's one of the most unpredictable antagonists in the show.
No morals, no end game, no ultimate goals or noble causes. Hisoka just wants to kill people. He only wants to kill opponents as strong as him, he pushes others to become stronger so he can kill them later on. He is by far the most intriguing characters in the show and deserves to be way higher than this.
He's intriguing... He's seeking for his own entertainment through the thrill he gets from facing a strong opponent. He's constantly challenging himself to seize his strength... He's original. And really scary in a (good) way.
What a creative creation by anime maker, thumbs upV24 Comments
Izaya is perhaps one of the most interesting villains in anime. He claims to love the entire human race, but he manipulates people and uses them as pawns. Is it for power? To show how bad-ass he is? No, it's for his own amusement. Izaya thinks of the world as a game and he likes to change the rules a lot. For example, if there was a woman running away from a robber and he could tell that she was going to outrun him, he might trip her or put an obstacle in her way to make things more interesting. What makes him even more awesome is the fact that he doesn't possess any kind of supernatural power and can still be this awesome.
Izaya=Troll God. He holds that entire city and those people's lives in his hands. He can screw with people just for the hell of it. I believe why I chose him as greatest villain in anime over people like Aizen, Light, Obito, etc. Is because Izaya used his mind to throw everything into chaos and force people to become his pawns (willingly or unwillingly). And thinks so far in advance, in such a short amount of time. Then for him to just have this childish and jovial aura while he's creating chaos makes him more villainous and psychotic than everyone else in anime. It's like he was born without a sliver of guilt or a conscience.
A cunning and intelligent information broker that sees all from the shadows the city, the ultimate troll, loves humans for all the wrong reasons, NOT to mention, manipulates everyone in the city as guinea pigs for psychological experiments, his personal gains, on a whim, or all three.
Just a pure sociopathic badass.V7 Comments
As far as antagonists go, Orochimaru was persistent, powerful and so very typical. You would be nothing but a pile of flesh to him. He gives no regard to any pain. He killed women, men and children alike. He is the only truly evil character in the series. His name was always muttered with hatred and fear upon it. He is the anime version of Voldemort (giant snakes). Orochimaru was very creepy, yet the most charming character in the series. He didn't walk, he staggered. He didn't speak, he teased. Everything about him was inhuman. Immortal, in a sense. Orochimaru's main wish was to destroy the protagonist's home village. He killed the village leader (Hokage). He took Sasuke away. He kidnapped other characters and genetically augmented them for his own taboo experiments. Everybody else was a pawn in his plans. He was no genius like Light Yagami (Death Note), but he was one hell of a mad scientist with no moral grounding or real concern for any form of life. He was cold and heartless. All ...more
Orochimaru would speak in a way that made to want to fight him, but then when you did, you would lose and he'd laugh in your face. The way he spoke about the people he used as 'temporary bodies' was inhuman. It was as if they were just pieces of clothing. Orochimaru is an evil villain if there ever was one.
Orochimaru is a villain through and through. He's one of the most powerful characters in the series (not to mention HOT). The way he died was so stupid. Hopefully he will come back and have the couple episode battle he deserves.
Much better then Madara.V15 Comments
Father is most powerful villians of all time
Father, father, tell me where have you been? It's been hell not having you here, I've been missing you so bad, but you don't seem to care. :'( #SadSonForeverV1 Comment
I really think rating of some of the villains has been completely arbitrary. If general power was a factor, then just about every DBZ villain would be a "best" villain. No, what's really important is the power they possessed in their own realms and the twisted ideology they used to abuse others and the world around them.
Yami Mark, the "evil" version of Marik fits this description. Born from the mental disturbance of Marik Ishtar, Yami Mark was a force of hate, madness, paranoia, fear, pain, insanity and evil. In all of the senses, he was created from despair and no less a true monster.
Although the anime features around card games, which of course is pretty comical his evil (especially in the Japanese version) is very disturbing. At his first appearance, he kills his parents: skinning his father. In his next major appearance, when Marik loses control he tortures and intimidates everyone around him. His very method of battle consists of torture methods that prolong the ...more
While this list has some interesting and messed up villains, Yami Marik is by far the worst. He is not even human, as he was created from the "normal" Marik's pain and despair. He has no feelings or emotions, and his only goals are to cause pain and suffering and to kill as many people as possible. For example, in the manga, he used a card game to send one of the characters (who didn't even know about the over-arcing mysteries and supernatural forces that were driving the story) into a coma; she would undergo mental torture while her brain was eaten away by bugs, and after 24 hours, she would die and essentially be trapped in hell. This heartless psychopathy had no real reason to do the things he did, as opposed to the normal Marik, and is actually partly responsible for why Marik became so messed up. Yami Marik possessed Marik and skinned his father alive. The main reason Marik became cold, uncaring, and mentally unstable was because of his dark side's actions. The only ...more - fabcats1
Marik is one of the most disturbing and needlessly violent human villain's. Even though he does the main brunt of his brutality using a trading card game he uses it to inflict pain and prey on the weakness of his enemies until he ultimately finishes them off. He is very remorseless and merciless human being and just wants to cause destruction
Marik devised several plans, had a bunch of rare hunters at his disposal, and devised elaborate schemes that would shock the Riddler.
This guy is a genius. - SapphireDragon95
This guy is the definition of evil. He's been a villain since season one, of course an underrated villain, who nobody suspected was manipulating the tables of events to his favor til the last episode! He almost destroyed the world. He defeated the Egyptian God cards in their individual form. Should be at least above Marik!
Okay... He is my favorite villian. Even it's sad when he died I liked him he's my favorite villian if all time!
So epic should of been higher like can you say hot and evilV5 Comments
He's incredibly strong, and is probably the only person who could kill kenshin, minus seijuro hiko of course (but he's lazy). He only actually died because he lit himself on fire, and not even from amakakeru ryu no hirameki - if it wasn't for that... Then kenshin would have died
There are villians in this list that make me laugh, only light and shishio deserves the top spot, always fighting for what they believe and trying to make a new world, both original and with deep personalities. Their effort had a meaning and they were both great at what they did, that's powerful. I guess the mayority. Of people in this list are kids...
Shishio should be number one. He is way beter than most of the villains on this list. He was so powerful that his own body couldn't contain all of his power. Light is more of an anti-hero than a villain by the way
Shishio is great because he is a villain but a real one, real villains are only villains because we look at them from the heroes point of view, he is a murder yes, he manipulates yes, but who could say that if he had won Japan wouldn't became the greatest superpower in the world? He was a man of vision, and very true to his values, you can surely disagree with him but you can't tell for sure that he was wrong.V6 Comments
I can't believe he hasn't made top ten!
The cruelest thing about this villain is how he keeps control of his subordinates through kindness and trust (not fear), then goes and has them killed solely because they fail to entertain him! He always wears that secretive smile, which gives him a whole new layer of scary. One of those villains you want to see punched in the face, but you still feel a bit... Sad? To see go.
Definitely my favorite villain out of any anime, movie, cartoon, whatever!
Well... I dunno how this epic character isn't in the top 10!
He so cool, awesome, & cute!
And his personality is just... KAWAII!
He loves sweets! Laugh out loud!
And he's just so adorable!
But someday this super EPIC character is gonna be in the top 10!
The way Byakuran uses his own subordinates to build up ghost (which is basically power for himself) is shocking. They had such bad lives, Byakuran made them feel better, only to use them and put them out of their misery. He destroyed the future acrobaleno and manipulated one of them. Not only is he cute, he's the Japanese version of the Joker. - ItsDaWorldOfSNuGGLEZ
Never really shows signs of doubt, as no villain should. He always has some creepy smile on that kinda makes you fear him. He's just amazing. Enough' said.V3 Comments
No offense to the Fairy Tail fandom, as I am one of you, but Zeref is way too high on this list... for now. He literally has done nothing ON-SCREEN. He did create a bunch of demons that destroyed many villages like Deliora and turned Acnologia into a dragon, but that was off screen. The only things he has done on screen is kill 2 villains, a bunch of wolves and gets decked by Natsu.
I'm sure he'll be higher on this list some day since the series isn't completed, but right now, other villains in Fairy Tail should be ranked higher than him until he actually does something.
Yeah people vote for him, you should read the manga, if you want to see more of him. He is clearly one of the final bosses in Fairy Tail. He is also the creator of Tartaros and is basically the reason for some of the antagonists evil actions ex: Jellal, Grimoire Heart and other more previous antagonists. He is also the protagonist's brother and creator, now that's cool.
I agree, as of right now Zeref might turn out to be a good guy
Fairy tail zeref can kill anyone even madara, light, and FriezaV8 Comments
He easily classifies as a "villain protagonist." The empire (and Charles V. Brittania) is WORSE than him, but that is like saying "well, he isn't as bad as Hitler). Before Geass, he was just an angry youth who liked beating (other) nobles at chess just for the satisfaction of humiliating them. Then he becomes a terrorist, not for justice, but to get revenge on his father (daddy issues). He thinks nothing of collateral damage and sacrificing allies (then lying about it) for his own agenda. Remember when he was supposed to save a fellow resistance leader and his crew (on their ship), but instead blows up his ALLY to kill off the enemies sent to do that very job. He then lies and claims the man committed suicide to take the enemy with him, and urges his fellows to take this opportunity to "avenge" their allies on the now exposed enemy forces. He has no notion of loyalty, and simply uses EVERYONE around him like a pawn to discard on a whim. At the end of season one he even abandons his ...more
Why is lelouch a villain? He was a hero so why is he the bad guy? GO LELOUCH RULE THE WORLD FOREVER!
He was technically a hero. But also a villain, a villain for justice. If you want to include him in this list he should be in top three. He killed his own brother and used his powers on his sister. He also tried to kill his best friend. I don't understand why he isn't in a higher position.
All hail lelouch!V16 Comments
A villain that can makes you identify with them and ask yourself some of the same questions that he wondered about humanity, questions I ask myself every day about what people do and say. I don't think he should even be considered a villain at all at this point, I remember watching this as a child and then seeing it later as an adult and having a totally different perspective of him, I couldn't realize how much of a good character he was until I was an adult and watched this again, I can't think of a villain on this list that even comes close to him, he has all the attributes of humanity down to it's flaws and good points. Basically he represents mankind and it's "fall" and then it's redeeming qualities.
This dude is SICK! He wants to kill humans because he was traumatized, allowed a little boy to be killed without the little boy's knowledge, and timed the ending credits of a movie with the 'end of the world'. Come on, he is awesome. I mean, how can he be behind MADARA of all people? Madara hasn't even DONE anything yet! - Velilana
One of if not my favorite villains of anything ever. He has a justifiable reason why he wishes to destroy humanity, but at the same time wishes to preserve the world itself. He is honestly more fair in a lot ways than most of the protagonist in Yu Yu Hakusho he is without a doubt a total badass.
One of the most complex villains in any anime I've ever seen, Sensui is awesome, he's genius, stronger than the main character, and is a little insane.V3 Comments
Kurata is pratically one of the most ruthless villains. He got rid of digimon just because they scared him. He wanted to become king of both human worlds and digital worlds, so he started destroying digimon to create his own digimon, make the bio-hybrids, and awaken belphemon to fulfill his wishes. But killing merukimon Was TOTALLY OUT OF ORDER!
This guy is paranoid, evil and mad.
Kurata has to be one of the most paranoid characters in digimon history, next to Frieza. He's so evil, he's just like Myotismon. Good god if they both joined forces, both digital world and real world would be totally screwed. He was so focused on destroying Suguru and Masaru and taking over both worlds, he never saw where he was going and ended tripping up on his own feet and getting himself killed.
And I'm wondering why he isn't top 10... - ItsDaWorldOfSNuGGLEZ
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