Best Anime Villains

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21 Lelouch Vi Brittania - Code Geass

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.

Leloch is both good and evil just like Itachi

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22 Byakuran - Katekyo Hitman Reborn Byakuran - Katekyo Hitman Reborn

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

One of the best characters in my opinion - nao

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23 Sensui - Yu Yu Hakusho

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 twisted villains ever I love the way his story progresses from being a quiet protector to being the mastermind of a very evil plan. The way he planned everything and executed his plans was GENIUS. I felt a tat bit sad when he died but without sensui the manga/anime would not have been so memorable as it is. TO THE YYH TEAM "Thankyou for my childhood<3"

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24 Junko Enoshima - Dangan Ronpa Junko Enoshima - Dangan Ronpa

This little psycho is the definitely the most sadistic anime villain of all time. She murdered her boyfriend, impaled her own sister with dozens of spears for the sheer purpose of making an example, erased her friends' memories of the past two years, trapped them in a bunker they had made to survive the apocalypse that SHE CREATED, & manipulated them into murdering what they forgot were some of their closest friends, which were followed up with personalized, overly-brutal executions of the murderers (also designed by her). But why did she do all this? Did she have a score to settle or a title to claim? Nope. Just to satisfy her disturbing, fetish-like obsession of despair, whether it be from others or even herself. She even subjected herself to every prior execution from the killing game since she knew the despair of her life's work being ruined & dying a horrific series of deaths would bring such a massive quantity of despair upon her, enjoying every second of her ...more

Junko Enoshima is probably one of the best villains I've ever encountered in anime history. She's sadistic, intelligent and sexy. She's killed thousands, including her own sister and boyfriend for one reason. To feel despair. She willingly killed herself to feel despair. She has no reason for being a villain, no tragic backstory. She just wants to make everyone in the world for the worst kind of hopeless despair.

She's just lovable, entertaining, and I love how she can be such a great, evil villain without having pathetic reasons - she just wants to be evil

Just play the game.

25 Medusa Gorgon - Soul Eater Medusa Gorgon - Soul Eater

Manipulative, original and cool powers, very evil and hard to kill

I feel like she should be a little higher on this list. She turned her CHILD into a weapon. And she is far more evil in the manga

She turned her own child into an experiment and literally researched which includeds torture to drive him insane to turn him into a crazed killer

How is she not in the top ten? medusa ily - nao

26 Vicious - Cowboy Beebop

What we as humans fear is people with power. Not just power of the money. Power in general. Vicious is the human personification of the lust for power we so cleave for. To him however, he wishes nothing but the absolute control of the Red Dragon Syndicate. Anyone who so much as gets in his ways dies. This is not an understatement. He killed every single person who dared to stand up against him and even sent some of his friends to their own deaths, with no qualms. When not murdering people, he's abducting them to lure stronger others to their death. Friends, enemies, innocent bystanders, it does not matter. In the end, you will die by his hand

"When Angels are forced out from Heaven, they have no choice but to become a Devils. Don't you agree, Spike? " What else you need?

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27 Pride - Fullmetal Alchemist / Brotherhood

There are no mere words to describe how great of a villain he is. Pride controlled pretty much every aspect of the FMA universe and was a sadistic and cold-hearted killer. He should've definitely been the main villain of the series because Pride fooled the audience and characters into thinking he was a innocent and happy child when he was really a monster. My spine tingles just looking at him. - bishop.moore07

Easily the most sadistic villian in FMA. He devoured his own allies for fun and he has a long and interesting history. What makes things worse is that Pride looks like a child.

Probably not number 1 but an amazing villain with an interesting backstory. He is over 300 years old but looks like a child and has shadows which stab and devour people.

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28 God Hand (Berserk)
29 Dio Brando - Jojo's Bizarre Adventure 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.

You know your villain is pure evil when the first thing he does in the series is kick the main character's dog. Dio is cruel, narcissistic, and megalomaniacal. Ever since he discovered the true power behind the stone mask, he developed an unquenchable thirst for power and world domination. First developing his hate for mankind when his father Dario worked his mother to death, and for that, Dio slowly poisoned him to death over the length of 12 years. Oh yeah, did I mention he was a vampire? So, he's also immortal.

Why Dio isn't at the top of this list baffles me.
He is literally the most suave and conniving character I've ever watching in Part 1, only to then become one of the most insane megalomaniac in Part 3 using his powers to mess with the main cast only then to eliminate them one by one.

How come Dio isn't on the top 10!?

He was totally despicable! - ItsDaWorldOfSNuGGLEZ

KONO DIO DA!

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30 Kyubey - Puella Magi Madoka Magica Kyubey - Puella Magi Madoka Magica Kyubey is a fictional character from the 2011 anime series Puella Magi Madoka Magica and its related media.

Kyubey should definitely be in the top 10 as not only is he emotionless and cute, he also is an extremely intelligent manipulator, tricking people without lying. He could've prevented the deaths of most of the main characters, but let them sacrifice themselves just so that the "Universe gets more energy."

Evil in the form of cuteness

Evil kitty... He is so manipulative, and he let all of the characters die because they signed contracts with him.

The best villains are the ones disguised as friends.
-KyubeyFuel

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31 Kagato - Tenchi Muyo!

Okay so there are undoubtedly some incredible anime villains, but for me Kagato Araki of Tenchi Muyo OVA should be at the top of this list. Many parallels can be drawn between the evil of Kagato and the evil that exists within religion! On his spaceship Soja he has a large Organ which he plays after he nearly kills Tenchi and refers to his spaceship as his "chapel" with two snakes guarding Washu Hakubi locked inside a crystal in the mirror world on board. He considers himself superior thinking of human life and emotion as "worth nothing more than dust" and will not hesitate to kill anyone who gets in his way and/or especially if in his eyes it fulfils a greater purpose! The scary thing is he is not only power hungry, but he is also a genius being the result of an assimilation between his or in this case her base clone Naja Akara (the original possibly being Jurian and unquestionably Washu Hakubi's scientific equal and best friend) and a male prototype of Ryoko Hakubi. The sad thing is ...more

Voiced by Michael Scott Ryan (credited as Weston Peese), OVA Kagato only appeared in a couple of episodes, but left a massive impact on me. Taking the debonair villain motiff to its logical conclusions, he was a genuinely intimidating. Snide, calculating, manipulative and sadistic, he may not be the most powerful or evil villain but the presentation more than makes up for it.

32 Kiryuin Ragyo - Kill La Kill

"She is a mother that used her daughter as a experiment and because it doesn't work throw her in the garbage. Used to violate her other two daughters by telling them she was going to purified them and finally she tried to take over the world with CLOTHES! "

This bitch needs to be a lot higher on the list, I mean, she used both of her daughters as test subjects for life fibers, without any regard of their welfare, even one of them dies in her eyes and she gives 0 cares. Then she proceeds to sexually abuse the surviving one for years, and of course she plans to destroy all life and planet earth itself.

33 Kurata - Digimon Savers

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

34 Balalaika - Black Lagoon Balalaika - Black Lagoon
35 Uchiha Obito - Naruto Shippuden

He is a genius. He was able to trick others into thinking he was Madara Uchiha. He was also able to manage the Akatsuki while maintaining the persona, Tobi. Although I do think that his motive for destroying the world is stupid, he is able to cause the main character trouble even at the beginning of his life and is also the cause of the Fourth Great Ninja War.

The actual 6 paths tobi should be in the top 5

Antagonist more than villain I say

Should be in top 10. Obito really made you feel his pain

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36 Gasai Yuno - Mirai Nikki

One of the most scary characters of all time. Starting like an innocent girl and turning into something so unimaginable

Yuno Gasai could be one of the most manipulative, cruel villain in anime.

Can't believe she wasn't named yet, ok it's debateable if she can be considered a villain or not, to me she absolutely is, she's ruthless, violent, a stalker and a total psychopath

37 Ulquiorra Cifer - Bleach

- THIS IS WHAT YOU CALL COOL AND LOYAL!

Ulquiorra is more powerful espada ever it should be top on list

Far better than aizen

He is the best

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38 Myotismon - Digimon

If Digimon wasn't a kids' show Myotismon could easily be top 10 stuff. He was ruthless, feared by all and powerful enough to battle 6 Ultimate-level Digimon companions AT THE SAME TIME. We also loved to hate him so much they decided to bring him back for another round in season two.
But his most unforgettable act was, of course, killing Wizardmon. I'll never forgive him that.

39 Toguro - Yu Yu Hakusho

Toguro from Yu Yu Hakusho was extremely powerful. I even think a fight between him at 100% and Goku from Dragon Ball Z would be good. And if you can last against Goku, you can last against anyone that has ever been thought of in existance.

Had such an amazing story and character arc. One of the best villains in any anime ever. Should be much higher up on the list.

Very likable and deep character with an interesting honor code.

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40 Hyochuka - Kamen No Maid Guy
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