Best Anime Villains

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61 Heathcliff - Sword Art Online Heathcliff - Sword Art Online Heathcliff is a fictional character who appears in the Sword Art Online series of light novels by Reki Kawahara.

Sorry, Death Gun, but no SAO villain comes as close as to my most favorite one out of all the SAO villains, and that is Heathcliff. - ModernSpongeBobSucks

Come on, we can all admit Heathcliff was a really cool villain in Sword Art Online. - ModernSpongeBobSucks

Though he's a villain, he's really a cool one! Good fighter and Dreamer

Heathcliff or better known Akahiko Kiaba is hands down the most intelligent,coolest,best villain in my thoughts,I mean,he should at least be number 5 on the list,besides,he's way better then that rotten Sugou

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62 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

He ruined the life of jonathan just because he can

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63 The Knights - Serial Experiments Lain
64 Lust - Full Metal Alchemist

beautiful n evil! one of my fav villain in fullmetal alchemist.. - akuma_hime

Lust isn't exactly evil she has her own interests and back-story as do the other humunculi they're just falowing orders

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65 Makishima Shogo - Psycho-Pass

One of the most satisfying main antagonists in anime. A great foil to a main protagonist, and a compliment to another

The mian man

66 Pain - Naruto Shippuden

Pain is a great villain and my favourite anime villain of all time. He was around just enough to be fresh every time you saw him. Unlike Madara, Pain actually interacted with Naruto, the main character for actual reasons. I think Madara was more of an antagonist to hashirama and that Naruto just got caught in the crossfire. Pain was an antagonist to Naruto first. His feats were more impactful and his Arc is seen as the last good Arc by many fans of Naruto.
Pain was able to talk Naruto down. He did the impossible. He had a solidified reason for what he was doing and it was incredibly thought out. I felt sorry for the guy and intimidated by him at the Same time. He wasn't able to blow up moons or continents like the top villains on this list, but his development is far superior to any of theirs. Pains technique was also the last bit of smart fighting we had for a while as the rest turned into a power level contest.
Most importantly, Pain's motive. Pain was able to get me to think. ...more

Darkest villain ever - Just read his quotes while listening his ost and you will understand why.

Without a doubt, the best villain in the whole series.

Pain is without a doubt the best villain in all of Naruto. He has a direct connection to the protagonist as he is the former student of the same master. The difference is that he grew up in a much different situation than Naruto. While Naruto's youth involved loneliness and bullying from the townspeople, Pain grew up seeing his family and friends slaughtered in a war set up for profit that his village had nothing to do with. These childhoods put the two characters into opposing sides while both had perfect legitimacy to their reasons for ending up where they did. Pain destroyed the leaf because the leaf destroyed his village and murdered his family and friends while Naruto fights pain for nearly the same reason.

Pain describes their situation accurately as a "cycle of hatred" that persists in the ninja world. He then questions Naruto on how he would go about solving the problem, and Naruto cannot give an answer to such a complex issue. Pain then states his solution to the ...more

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67 Junko Enoshima - Dangan Ronpa Junko Enoshima - Dangan Ronpa

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.

68 Kabuto Yakushi - Naruto Kabuto Yakushi - Naruto

He's just as twisted as his master, Orochimaru. I think that says a lot.

*SPOILERS*

Kabuto Yakushi is unlike any of the major characters in Naruto. His back story has always been a mystery since his introduction in the first Naruto series. Orphaned as a child due to the war (no doubt the Ninja Wars), he was a complete nobody that joined up with Orochimaru and began integrating the born traits of other lab subjects in Orochimaru's stead. He wasn't born with a bloodline limit and a significant heredity like Sasuke nor was he given the essence of a kyuubi like Naruto. Like Sakura he had to pave his path on his own but has achieved many jutsu such as the reincarnation jutsu and has gained a Sage mode similar to Naruto's but in the fashion of a snake that not even Orochimaru achieved.

He has played a big part in the war that Madara instigating. I can't imagine how Madara would have managed without having Kabuto's reincarnated nin to fight.

69 Lucemon - Digimon Fusion

If digimon wasn't for kids, Lucemon would have easily made the top 10. His acts of innocence and kindness were so deceiving, he even fooled the fusion fighters, and me. When he became president of the sky zone, he only did that to gain access to the code crown. His digivolutions were insane not to mention creepy.

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70 Juha Bach - Bleach

This guy made aizen looked like a kid who dropped his ice cream.

This guy... no words for him, he is best

Dude this guy should be in the top 7 at the least. He makes Madara look like a joke

Hmmm, now let's see here he killed god, who turned out to be his father, stole the powers and life force of all quincies he deemed as impure(He's the progenitor of the quincy race) via a technique called Ausshwalen.

His army the strenritter are basically the Nazi's of the Bleach universe only they have broken and hax abilities like Reality Manipulation, affecting fate.

Juha Bach's power is called the "Almighty" with this power he is basically omniscient, he sees the past, present and future and any ability of a person he sees in the future will be negated thus having no affect on him.

Oh and he stole the bankai of one of the strongest Shinigami in existence whose bankai was able to generate flames as hot as the sun, raise people from the dead etc.

Aizen may have been the definition of evil, but this guy is even more wicked.

Stole the powers of his soldiers while they were fighting the Shinigami and left them for dead while he and the elites ...more

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71 Hao Asakura - Shaman King

He's like the most powerful villain ever. Seriously. Even in the manga, nobody can stop him. He's like a god himself. Aside from that, he can do whatever he wants without even stressing himself. He's always so calm and badass. So why is he even in this 34th place? Come on guys. You should watch this anime and see for yourself how he really is very strong.

Hao became a god... how many villains not only beat down the main characters but achieve their goal? This guy needs to be higher up.

Right after Sensui from YYH, Hao has to be my favorite shounen villain ever. His complexity and badassery know no bounds (i refer to the awesome manga, not the crap anime)

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72 Solf J. Kimblee - Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood Solf J. Kimblee - Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood

This dude was my favorite part of the series. He was insane and brillaint. Every time he came on screen something awesome happened.

73 Broly - Dragon Ball Z Broly - Dragon Ball Z

- ONE OF THE MOST BRUTAL AND DANGEROUS ANIME VILLAIN.

He's not as powerful as majin buu or even close to the new villains in super so I don't know what this is all about.

He's the most powerful villain in all anime history. He's power grows every second- can become invicible!

He should be at #1

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74 Fire Lord Ozai - Avatar: The Last Airbender

Avatar: The Last Airbender is not "Anime". It was made by Nickelodeon in AMERICA. In other words, since it was not made in Japan, it is not "Anime". And yes, it does have to be made in Japan to be "Anime". When we Americans picture "Anime", we picture it being Japanese Animation. In other words, we wouldn't call something like SpongeBob SquarePants or Shrek "Anime", but we would call the Final Fantasy movies "Anime". "Anime" is just a Japanese word for animation, which they use to describe any form of animation made within Japan. In other words, they don't call American animation "Anime", therefore, they wouldn't call Avatar: The Last Airbender "Anime". - MottScurry

75 Kurozetsu - Naruto Shippuden
76 Alois Trancy - Black Butler Alois Trancy - Black Butler V 2 Comments
77 Robert Haydn - Law of Ueki V 1 Comment
78 Brago - Zatch Bell
79 Ryuga - Beyblade

HE IS THE ULTIMATE DRAGON EMPEROR TO RULE THE WORLD

He wants all the powers for himself

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80 Meruem - Hunter x Hunter Meruem - Hunter x Hunter

He is practically the strongest character in all of anime. He is first introduced smashing his own mothers organs. Not only is he a ruthless antagonist but he is the almighty ruler of the chimera ants, who might I add originated from the dark continent, one of the most feared location in all of anime.It is also implied by the end of the Chimera Ant Arc that if not for the poison nobody, not even anyone on this list could defeat the great and holy king Meruem.

Great character development, strong, smart and *SPOILER* his death was the saddest I've seen in an anime. In those last moments, no matter how much you hate him, you WILL cry.

His development was 10 out of 10.

Greatest villain ever and by far the strongest character in hxh. He is truly a legendary king

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