Best Anime Villains


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41 Crocodile - One Piece

Crocodile has the honour of being the first to completely own Luffy. Twice. Yet he lost their third battle due the technicality of sand's agglutination in presence of most liquids. He isn't even the best villain to have a sand theme in anime (I would have to go with Naruto's very emo Gaara for that). But the air of his sheer balefully powerful presence as well as his very devious, calculating mind is enough to cement him as one of the most iconic antagonists in the One Piece universe. Being able to engineer a civil war while working in the shadows and posing as benevolent vigilante and angling to replace a monarch by his lackey in order to gain access to the holiest of holies, a weapon of mass destruction require some severely heavy brass balls to even attempt. Despite his failure at almost all of his endeavors until participating in a mass breakout from a nigh impregnable fortress, he is one of the most memorable villains in One Piece. Looking forward to his post-timeskip antics.

By far the best villain-at least in one piece. Ever since he first appears, he shows some amazing bad ass moves, being the first enemy to deliver a complete and utter defeat to luffy. Then, when he appears in Impel Down, he shows impressive determination to take whitebeard's head. In the war at marineford, he stops the first attempt at ace's execution and attacks akainu just at the right moment. He is by far the best villain in my opinion!

Oh come on! Crocodile is the KING of badasses.

I love crocodile he's totally badass but one piece had a lot of stronger villains like lucci and enel they aren't even on the list? 😠

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42 The Homunculi - Fullmetal Alchemist
43 Marshall D. Teach - One Piece

He is the villain version of Luffy. Both aspire to become the Pirate King, both have very small crews compared to other pirates, and both have the Will of D. Not to mention that Teach would do anything to accomplish his goals, eg: using the Marines and World Gov't by becoming a Shichibukai to go into Impel Down and set free some of the most vicious criminals in history.

Blackbeard is by far the perfect villian, he'll do whatever it takes to reach his goals, he betrayed and killed his fellow crewmate, he delivered Ace to the marines to become a shishibukai only to betray them as well later to fulfill his plans, not to mention he took advantage of almost every chance possible, killing Thatch immediately to get the devil fruit of his dreams right after Thatch found it, he wanted to catch luffy to be in good terms with the marines simply because he had the biggest nearest bounty on his head, he used the outbreak on Impel Down to release the sixth level's prisoners, and when he met luffy he gave him the most sinister smile ever to the fact that his brother'll be executed because of him, and he even killed whitebeard, and absorbed the gura gura no mi of his corpse, and now he's sailing the New World looking for devil fruit users to absorb their powers with his evil carefree personality, this guy is the definition of a villian - Luminous

Not only is Blackbeard cunning he also insanely strong. With such feats as defeating Fire Fist Ace, going blow for blow with former Fleet Admiral Sengoku, annihilating Marco the Phoenix and the remnants of Whitebeard's crew, and becoming a member of the four emporers. He is also the perfect villain for Luffy.

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44 Itachi Uchiha - Naruto Itachi Uchiha - Naruto Itachi Uchiha is a fictional character in the Naruto manga and anime series created by Masashi Kishimoto.

Become a villain for some reason died as a hero

He was a hero who chose to be a villain

He should not included here!.


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45 Vegeta - Dragon Ball Z Vegeta - Dragon Ball Z Vegeta is an anime fictional character from the anime series, Dragon Ball Z, created by Akira Toriyama.

Vegeta was the first one to crack goku's bone. He completely annihilate goku when he transform in to the great ape form. He never quit even when krillin throws the spirit bomb at him.

I thought vegeta would be first how 36? - zaz

Vegeta is good now, but he was a bad guy when he first appears.

Come on! He's not a villain.

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46 Dr. Tomoe - Sailor Moon
47 Giovanni - Pokemon

He truly is the most epic boss in the history of bosses. He wants to capture Pokemon so that he could rule the world. Plus, he might possibly be immortal.

Damn, this far down on the list! He runs a mafia for Arceus's sake!

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48 Donquixote Doflamingo - One Piece Donquixote Doflamingo - One Piece

Undoubtedly the most evil, twisted villain from the One Piece series (which is saying something, since One Piece has A LOT of vile villains), the recent (and ongoing) Dressrosa arc has revealed the extent of this man's cruelty. Doflamingo's a machiavellian mastermind, being the most influential person in the New World, even above the Yonko, and has even the World Nobles under his thumb. He's easily on par with Frieza as far as villainy and cruelty goes. There's not much more crueler than forcing a near-dead man to attack his friend or controlling a king and forcing him to cut down his loving subjects.

Doflamingo deserves to be in the top 10. To me, he is not only one of the greatest anime villains, but also one of the greatest villains overall.

One of the greatest fictional villains in history. Surpasses Batman's Joker by miles.


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49 Evil Lord Dartz - Yugioh

This guy should be #1 on this list what SERIOUSLY

50 Maximillion Pegasus - Yu-Gi-Oh! Maximillion Pegasus - Yu-Gi-Oh!

The most epic villain of all time. I was really young when I saw Yugioh.He appeared so majestic and all powerful. His grandiosity was off the charts

51 Nene - Blue Dragon
52 Lieselotte Werckmeister - 11eyes

The only villain I know that kills off not one, but multiple main characters. Or at least whose actions led to the death of more than half of the main characters. Also the villain that came closest to succeeding in her evil plan. A lot of people could argue that she doesn't seem that self centered enough. This does make sense because her evil plan was the dying wish of her husband. But in my opinion, the best villains are the ones whose emotions overtake them. Later in the show, her husband spoke to her in some kind of spirit form, telling her to keep the world alive or "terminate the mission". After that, she goes berserk andout of control... - MottScurry

53 Wrath - Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood

Such an awesome villains, he should have been the main antagonist.

Wait a second... people put Envy over Wrath.

Okay.. This guy is one of the most badass, untouchable villains I've ever seen in an anime. In fact one of the top searches for him on youtube is Wrath vs Everyone. Everyone. A tank ran away from him. Seriously.

54 Majin Buu - Dragon Ball Z Majin Buu - Dragon Ball Z more.

He's got to be the most evil anime character ever

Like a Kai once said, " Pure, unadulterated evil"

Majin buu the name says it all.

Majin buu is impossible to defeat he is the best and he has the capabilty of regenerating. he is the king of all vilain and he could kill madadra and any other anime character except in dbz dbgt.

55 Griffith (Berserk) Griffith (Berserk)

Gotta be one of the highest on the list for the worst wrongs done to the protagonist, how is he so low? This guy is pretty much one of the nastiest pieces of work out of all of them. Won't list what he did for spoilers, but for those in the know, all I have to say is that even villains have standards low as they are, and this guy crossed the line on a beyond ridiculous scale. I seriously don't think there is any other villain on this list who committed a more heinously evil offense than Griffoth did against their respective story protagonists (not counting all the other guys, they got off nice and light compared to Guts and Casca. It's pretty bad when death by mutilation, ripped apart and eaten by demons can be considered getting off lightly, but I think anyone who has seen the series would agree).

Griffith has to be one of the most sinister anime/manga villains of all time. What he did is something that people can never ever recover from. I feel the only reason Griffith is so low on this list is because Berserk is, despite its notoriety, a fairly unpopular series. If more people read it, I'm sure they'd see the horrors of what Griffith has done and he'd skyrocket. (I wish he'd actually be strapped to a rocket and shot off)

What a deep sense of despair and agony this series has because of Griffith. How- after all those years of fighting side by side and trusting each other faithfully- can you betray your brothers and comrades like that? Even after they risked their lives to save the lowlife, Griffith still betrays them like that? They should have left him in that torture cell to rot where he belongs.
He is and will always be my number 1 lowlife in any anime series.

One of the most original and best Villain in history of Manga...SERIOUSLY!

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56 Esdeath - Akame Ga Kill Esdeath - Akame Ga Kill

Even though she's a badass villain and the strongest person in the anime I still love the fact that deep down she is pure and innocent. The last scene with her and Tatsumi both disappearing into ice almost killed me. She should at least be top 100 in my opinion

Even though she's a badass villain and the strongest person in the anime I still love the fact that deep down she is pure and innocent. The last scene with her and Tatsumi both disappearing into ice almost killed me.

Why you no fans?

She's so badass and awesome and poweful but deep down she's just a girl who wants to be with Tatsumi. And now they can... In the after life 😭😭

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57 Uta - Tokyo Ghoul Uta - Tokyo Ghoul

This is not right Uta is not a villain I mean he never did anything wrong he is a very kind character in Tokyo ghoul despite he is a little creepy but he should not be in the list

Uta is the one causing all the drama in the series for is own entertainment.

I haven't watched Tokyo Ghoul yet, but seriously?! How is Uta a villain?! Uta is a kind character based on what I've seen in a few clips! - ModernSpongeBobSucks

58 Kyoya - Beyblade
59 Kagura - Inuyasha

Honestly? Kagura has never been 'evil' in my eyes, so I'm surprised she's above 50 on this list. I mean, yeah she attacked, but I never felt she was evil at heart. She was just manipulated by Naraku.

Kaugra wasnt really all that bad but naraku had her heart I really think if she would have been freed she would just up and killed naraku like she wanted to Kagra alos seemed to have a thang with lord Sashomaru I was really disapointed when she died...oh well

60 The Baby - Monster
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