Best Anime Villains


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81 Takasugi Shinsuke - Gintama

"I'm fine with being a beast, I neither want nor need anything to protect. I just want to destroy everything, until the beast stops whining."
One of the best quote ever.. he's pure evil..

Wants to destroy the whole world and see it burn through his own eyes and even betray his former comrades by siding with the enemy

Appears only every 100 episodes yet still manages to leave a huge impact on the viewer. His psychopathic smile and calm nature makes him the perfect villain. A villain should never be defined on their strength but the effect they leave on the viewer/reader. This is why he will be my greatest Anime Antagonist of all time alongside Kamui (Also Gintama).

First comes off as a psychotic terrorist without any reason. He's always in the background during the serious arcs, pulling the strings to achieve his goals.
He somehow goes from being this senseless murderer to being one of the most well crafted characters in any anime. After seeing what happened to him and Gintoki his words during his first appearance just hits you so much harder.
"To get my friends enemies... To give them some of their own medicine. It echoes in my ears all the time: kill kill. Can't you hear it Gintoki? No. You couldn't possibly hear it."

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82 Gilgamesh - Fate/Stay Night Gilgamesh - Fate/Stay Night Gilgamesh is a fictional character from the Japanese visual novel and anime series Fate/stay night by Type-Moon. He is the Archer-class servant of Tokiomi Tohsaka and a secondary antagonist during the Fourth Holy Grail War in Fate/Zero. He reprises his role as a secondary antagonist during the Fifth more.

Loved him in fate/zero more, but he was so calm and badass at the same time. His arrogance really made him stand out, he's in a league of his own that guy

He is a villain with class and style he has no one to compare with to him. He belongs among the heavens.

He should be on the top 10 or at least top 20

The guy's overpowered with his Gate of Babylon Noble Phantasm and he can be a badass douchebag while he's at it as well. Man, I love Gilgamesh. - ModernSpongeBobSucks

83 Nui Harime - Kill La Kill Nui Harime - Kill La Kill

She is the living definition of cold and heartless. She kills people with a smile on her face.

84 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.

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

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85 Maleficent - Kingdom of Hearts Maleficent - Kingdom of Hearts

Maleficent Is So Evil And Vicious That He Had All Things Planned Against SOra and His Friends. When You Play A Kingdom Hearts Maybe Except Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days, You'll Know She Is So Vicious! Especially When She Transform Into A Dragon In Kingdom Hearts Birth By Sleep.

That's not an anime...

86 Acnologia - Fairy Tail

After chapter 470 he should definitely rise in this top. He just officially joined badass league where Aizen and Madara is.

He is the most powerful character in fairy tail, so powerful that he can destroy an island with using barely any of his power and is responsible for single handedly destroying an entire nation.

Acnologia has the ability to destroy a planet with his warm up strike

To me acnologia>>>>>>>zeref - Badassblackman

87 Gendo Ikari - Neon Genesis: Evangelion Gendo Ikari - Neon Genesis: Evangelion Gendo Ikari is a fictional character in the Neon Genesis Evangelion franchise. He is the commander of NERV.

More complicated than any character on this list! The guy is a master manipulator who wants to become god for his own selfish reasons. He is cold and calculating but you can't help but understand his motives. A character like man in this series is more than he appears to be, more complex and realistic than any character in fiction.

He is interesting charterers and one of my favorite characters in the series

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88 Shogo Makishima - Psycho-Pass

Shogo Makishima is the perfect antagonist, a sadistic man of unparalleled genius who sees life as a mere game. Even though his mind is his greatest weapon, he can still fight better than anybody in that universe, and traps the hero in an unwinnable game of his own. Even when presented with a chance to essentially become God he declines, continuing the game of life as a player rather than a referee. His twisted mentality allows for one of the greatest anime plots ever to unfold.

Shogo Makishima is without doubt one of the greatest anime villains of all time. He is everything a well-made villain should be: intelligent and good at strategy, stronger than most men, enjoys to kill and likes to quote famous plays and books. He is also an exeptional man whose mental state can't be judged by the sybil system (from the series).

He is cruel but very intelligent, good fighter, strategic... The references he gives from different famous books - awesome! His mind is stronger than all in the series... In total, he deserves better position than 73

How is he not in the top ten? He's a brilliant villain. This anime needs more love.

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89 Satan - Blue Exorcist

I know Satan is usually portrayed as an insane power-hungry maniac in other international media, but Blue Exorcist happens to do something more differently. With a compelling backstory of how he met Rin's mother and how the Blue Night was actually his attempt to try to free his wife from execution was pretty moving.

90 Tyki Mikk - D Gray Man

I am surprised no one has even talked about this guy in the list yet, a great portrait of a bipolar character who has a human side with people he cares about, but also a sadistic, monstruous side known as "the pleasure of Earl" inside him, as he murders every opponent he meets with gruesome butterflies known as "tease" to eat their insides and create more "teases" for him to use. He has killed several characters through the story as well as torture the main protagonist.

He just blows me away. If you watch the show, you just love and hate him at the same time. Why isn't he higher, other than nobody scrolls far enough to vote on him

Amazing villain, first person in D. greyman to beat Allen into a depression.

This chatacter was so important to the show. He is very inderated, I believe more people should vote for him to be higher up

91 Nagi Dai Artai - My-Otome

Anyone who saw My-HiME at all should have known that Nagi was going to be the villain for My-Otome. The main reason he is here is thatnot only did he foul the audience into thinking he was a good guy, but everyone also thought that Midori and the Aswad were the bad guys. Also, it's revealed that he has no problem with killing his own men to help him with his plan. And if all he does isn't enough, just is voice is enough to make you ask yourself whether or not to take this guy seriously. These are only a handful of reasons why Nagi Dai Artai is, in my opinion, one of the greatest villains in anime history. - MottScurry

This is one of the smartest villains I know. This guy has about ten back-up plans at his disposal. "The school was taken back? Ok, just shoot and blow up the school. Woops, the Valkyrie unit was destroyed? Well, let's destroy the city. What, The enemies are already comming? Ok, send out the slaves. Darnet, The slaves are all destroyed? Ok, let's use the Harmonium and destroy the city. , The Harmonium is going out of control? Ok, let's just all die together. Oops, Everyone's still alive? Time to run." Not many villains are that smart enough to think that far ahead. - MottScurry

92 Cain Knightlord - Trinity Blood
93 The Millennium Earl - D.Gray-man V 1 Comment
94 Chrollo Lucilfer - Hunter x Hunter V 2 Comments
95 Yoshikage Kira - Jojo's Bizarre Adventure

He got a boner from the Mona Lisa - izayaorihara

What a beautiful Duwang

96 Sasori of the Red Sand - Naruto Shippuden Sasori of the Red Sand - Naruto Shippuden

Sasori was so evil, that he tried to kill the woman who raised him, enough said

I love Sasori! He only turned evil because he lost his parents at a very young age. And despite having no heart, he still displays good qualities. He's also an excellent fighter and very clever. When Sasori is resurrected by Kabuto using the Edo Tensei, he is killed a second time by kankuro, who tells him that it was his soul he put into his puppets that immortalized him and he accepts this. Then his soul is set free and dies again.R.I.P. Sasori. You definitely made Naruto worth watching.

At least top 20!

97 Creed Diskenth - Black Cat

Creed was just insain obsesed with imortlity like many other and he earned his punishment

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98 Raoh - Fist of the North Star

This man is true power, no cheap tricks or additional support from anything or anyone. He goes as far as giving his opponents an advantage by allowing them to come at him anyway they while he stays on his horse. Talk about a boss, there's none greater!.

The man to conquer the world, known as the Ruler of the End century. He is referred as strongest by the entire character roster in the anime and also called the "Ken-oh: Fist King". He thought Kenshiro to fight. He doesn't even need to dismount off his horse to fight anyone.

Without a doubt one of the most badass and manly villains to grace the anime world

The Most manly and Rerspected and charismatic anime villains greatest villain ever

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99 BlackWarGreymon - Digimon
100 Segai - Guilty Crown
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