Most Evil Anime Characters

The Top Ten
1 Light Yagami (Death Note) Light Yagami is a fictional character and the protagonist of the manga series Death Note, created by Tsugumi Ohba and Takeshi Obata.

Is it wrong that I wanted him to win? That I agree the only way to rid the world of evil is to kill everyone who is. And if one person absorbs all of the evil for the better of humanity, than fine. Most of the people he killed deserved it anyway. He had good ideals and he was coming from the right place. To me, it's the "kill all that get in my way" attitude that makes him evil to me. But at the same time, wouldn't you have to kill all in your way? I mean, what's a few lives got to do against a bright future for humanity? Change can't come without sacrifice. Sorry, I'm a dark thinker. I'll be thinking about this for a while.
I love how he was the stereotypical "perfect boy" before he found the death note. If only he hadn't picked the death note of the ground then his entire fate would have been different. He had strong, great ideals. He just had been given an opportunity that he shouldn't have taken, if he wanted to be considered a hero. It just proves that one choice can change your entire life. That anyone can take a wrong turn, that anyone can fall to corruption. But at the same time (sorry again) maybe he was just meant to be this kind of person. Maybe he was rotten to the core all along. There's a theory, that when you throw a rock into the river. The current will change temporarily, but eventually, the current will correct itself and will continue moving the way it had been before. And the theory is that time is the same way.

2 Frieza (Dragon Ball Z) Freeza (Pronounced "Frieza" in the Funimation dub) is fictional character in the Dragon Ball series by Akira Toriyama as the primary antagonist of the Freeza Saga. He is a galactic tyrant who governs the Planet Trade Organization and is feared by the universe for his sadistic and brutal nature. He is... read more

Frieza will do anything, even betray his own teammates or allies, to get what he wants. In one of the episodes in dragon ball super, leading up to the tournament of arc, frieza was communicating with a god of destruction from another universe, and the said god of destruction wanted him to join his universe, but in the cost of everyone's life in friezas universe. When asked if frieza has any loved who he would like to save by bringing them to universe 9, frieza said he has no loved ones whatsoever and he does not even mind his own universe getting obliterated. This shows that frieza will go to any extent, if the end result favors him. In lay mans terms, he is a psychopath.

3 Shou Tucker (Fullmetal Alchemist) Shou Tucker is a fictional character from the Fullmetal Alchemist manga series and its adaptations created by Hiromu Arakawa.

It was hard choosing between him and Envy, but I had to go with Shou Tucker. I mean, *SPOILER ALERT*

Envy killed Maes Hughes, my favorite character besides Edward, Alphonse, and Winry, but Shou combined his daughter and dog just for an entrance exam! Envy actually had reasons for doing what he did, he had places he needed to go. And Envy was under the influence of Father, so it wasn't like he had too much of a choice, he was born to think that way and I think Envy was an amazing protagonist who added depth and meaning to the story. Now, If I had automatically seen Kimblee on here he would've probably gotten my vote but for now I'm voting Tucker.

4 Kurome (Akame ga Kill)

Kurome, is number one on this list in my book. She's nothing but a freak who is a twisted psycho. Drugged or not.

What's so great about this excuse of a human being? Oh wait, she's no human, she's a demon in human's skin!

No matter what people says about her, Kurome is evil enough to despised her!

5 Johan Liebert (Monster) Johan Liebert is a character in the anime and manga series Monster, created by Naoki Urasawa. He is the twin brother of the main character, Dr. Kenzo Tenma, and serves as the primary antagonist. Johan is a highly intelligent, manipulative individual with a mysterious past, capable of bending people... read more

The fact about him is that he's not some "fantasy" villain with great powers that can destroy worlds. Evil is about the things you do, about what you are, not about badass powers. Johan is a thinker. What he does, he does it with thorough thinking before. He has goals and a profound background that explains why he's like that and why he does such frightful things. He manipulated people to commit suicide, he killed people himself, he ordered criminals by understanding them. He's not some villain that destroy worlds. He is the villain that could be your neighbour, smiling at you each day while thinking if he should kill you or not in his schemes. You could be his friend, playing in his hand, totally unaware of his true nature before it's too late.

6 Marshall D. Teach (One Piece) Marshall D. Teach, also known as Blackbeard in the anime and manga series "One Piece" by Eiichiro Oda, is a notorious pirate inspired by the real-life pirate Edward Teach, or Blackbeard. He is unique for wielding the powers of two Devil Fruits, a feat thought impossible, which grant him both darkness... read more
7 Envy (Fullmetal Alchemist)

Envy killed a child that started a war the extinguished a whole race of people, and kept their souls in his natural form in constant torment...

Yea, Shou Tucker turned his daughter into a Chimera... But, to look at a smiling child and put a cap between their eyes is FAR WORST! Envy knew the outcome when Tucker had no clue the results...

Not many children killers on the list, and Envy not only tossed one to the bone yard, he destroyed the city (more children) and the live inside him in constant pain!

No other villain TORTURES children. Envy laughs about it when they cry to get out of his body!

8 Dr. Gero (Dragon Ball Z)
9 Annie Leonhart (Attack on Titan) Annie Leonhart is a fictional character in the manga and anime series Attack on Titan, also known as Shingeki no Kyojin in Japanese, created by Hajime Isayama.
10 Dio Brando (Jojo's Bizarre Adventure) Dio Brando is a fictional character from the JoJo's Bizarre Adventure manga series created by Hirohiko Araki. His name was inspired by musician Ronnie James Dio and movie star Marlon Brando.

What else can you say about a guy who stuffed a dog into a furnance so it would slowly burn to death all to piss off his adopted brother?

I can think of few villains who have forced a woman to eat her own baby.

Promised a woman he wouldn't touch her child after she sacrificed herself to save the kid... turn's the mother into a vampire who in turn, eats her child.

The Contenders
11 Orochimaru (Naruto) Orochimaru is a fictional character from the Naruto universe created by Masashi Kishimoto and developed into a media franchise, which consists of a series of manga, anime, soundtracks, OVAs, movies, video games, and other collectibles.

He is truly psychotic. He experiments on Babies, Kids and All other Human beings. He does it to become immortal and to have ultimate power. Even after Death he plans for coming back because he is selfish. He killed his own Sensei. He tried to destroy his own birth village. He's a legit snake, like literally. THERE is not a single person in the world he wouldn't kill for his benefits. He is a monster, a psychotic killing machine.

He kills children for the sake of immortality. I've made my point haven't I?

12 Sousuke Aizen (Bleach)

Coolest, sexiest, smartest, ruthless, badass villain of all time...

13 Arlong (One Piece) Saw-Tooth Arlong is a sawshark fishman. He was the pirate captain of the all fishman crew, the Arlong Pirates and a former member of the Sun Pirates. He is known for being the main villain in the Arlong Arc and had the highest bounty in East Blue before being defeated by Monkey D. Luffy. Like many other... read more

He's a rat. He made a promise to Nami that he would set her and coco village free if she paid him the money he wanted, and used the navy to break his promise. That's about as evil as they get.

14 Sasuke Uchiha (Naruto) Sasuke Uchiha is a fictional character from the manga and anime franchise Naruto, created by Masashi Kishimoto.

But Sasuke is not evil! He's just a boy too consumed in revenge and hatred due to his dark past. Deep down he's a good person.

15 Father (Fullmetal Alchemist Brotherhood)

Okay this is an obvious decision. Father created 7 (Not including GreedLing) Homunculi by killing thousands, and even MILLIONS of people! Not to mention he wiped out the ENTIRE city of Xerxes in one night! If you thought Hohenhiem was evil, think again.

16 Hidan (Naruto) Hidan is a fictional character from the Naruto universe created by Masashi Kishimoto and developed into a media franchise, which consists of a series of manga, anime, soundtracks, OVAs, movies, video games, and other collectibles.

Him and Kakuzu feel like the only Akatsuki that are truly evil. He was literally laughing at Asuma's death.

17 Griffith (Berserk) Griffith is a central character in the dark fantasy manga series "Berserk," created by Kentaro Miura. He is the charismatic and enigmatic leader of the mercenary band known as the Band of the Hawk. Griffith is characterized by his near-supernatural prowess in battle, his ambitious nature, and his desire... read more

Once the proud leader of the Band of the Hawk. Griffith is a narcissistic, charismatic and ambitious villain. He is a very compelling villain mainly because he starts out as a good guy and than does something truly horrific that changes Berserk completely in a good way. He is the perfect example of a tragic fallen angel villain. One of the best manga/anime villains of all time.

Leveled dex. Like, sure, murdering your friends and raping your bff is bad and all, but both of those were done out of perceived necessity in his insane mind. Leveling dex is unforgivable.

18 The Major (Hellsing)

Some villains want to kill out of revenge
Some want to Rule the world
Some want to prove a point

The Major is none of these things. He has no end goal. Everything he's done is because he loves every aspect of War. He also NEVER STOPS SMILING. Watching London burn to the ground, he's happy. Watching his own allies die painfully, he's happy.

If you want to know why he's truly the most evil villain in Anime, listen to his "I love war" speech.

19 Nui Harime (Kill la Kill)


This girl. This girl.

Oh wait.., she's not a girl, she's some life fiber alien.

Anyways, THIS character is one of the most insanely psycho characters I've ever seen in any show ever.

She's literally unforgettable... just so in your face with her cutesy murderer getup. To be honest, I have a love/hate relationship, because while she's so damn messed up and annoying... I've never seen a more impactful villain, yanno...someone who makes you so passionately hate her every time she comes on screen... damn she's scary. And unkillable too. KLK has the best cast of characters I've ever seen.

20 Seryu Ubiquitous (Akame Ga Kill)
21 Naraku (Inuyasha)

Naraku. He was my favourite evil character

22 Donquixote Doflamingo (One Piece) Donquixote Doflamingo is a fictional character of the One Piece manga franchise created by Eiichiro Oda. Doflamingo was the captain of the Donquixote Pirates, a former Shichibukai with a frozen bounty of 340,000,000 Beli, the most influential underworld broker under the codename "Joker", and is a former... read more

It's Doflamingo, need I say more?

23 Cell (Dragon Ball Z) Cell is a fictional character in the Dragon Ball series by Akira Toriyama. He is the main antagonist of the Android Saga, being an android/artificial life form from the future, whose goal is to become "perfect" via absorbing Androids 17 and 18 and becoming the strongest fighter in the universe.
24 Lelouch vi Brittania (Code Geass) Lelouch Lamperouge, whose real name is Lelouch vi Britannia, is the title character and protagonist of the Sunrise anime series Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion.

This guy is the real the evil that's so gorgeous and very genius and successed his own decided by himself without fear. He's never given up on his decided and can step over everyone without
hesitated even his step sister or his own parent.

Pretty much the Darth Vader of the anime universe.
Started off as the main protagonist, but was slowly corrupted and
Became one of the main villains.

I was good in the first bit, but when he just shrugged off Shirley's death that kinda secured his place as an ass hat.

25 Zeref Dragneel (Fairy Tail) Zeref Dragneel is a character from the anime/manga series, Fairy Tail, created by Hiro Mashima. He debuted in chapter 200 of the manga, and episode 96 in the anime. In Fairy Tail, Zeref is considered to be the strongest Dark Wizard of all time, who was under the Curse of Contradiction. He is the founder... read more
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