Top 10 Characters Who Best Represent Toxic Masculinity

Basically, these are characters who are/act way too manly for their own good.
The Top Ten
1 Doom Guy (Doom Slayer) - Doom The Doomguy, commonly known as the Marine and referred to as the Doom Slayer in the rebooted portion of the series, is the unnamed player character in the Doom video game franchise of first-person shooters created by id Software, and its sequels and spin-off media.
2 The Terminator (The T-800) - The Terminator (1984) The Terminator (Known as the T-800, or Cyberdyne Systems Model 101) is the titular fictional autonomous cyborg from the Terminator franchise portrayed by both Arnold Schwarzenegger and numerous actor stand-ins digitally overlayed with Schwarzenegger's likeness... read more

Huge (not to mention hugely muscular) robot man from the future? Check.

Played by Arnold Schwarzenegger in a way that embodies basically all of the scariest and most badass things about Arnold Schwarzenegger? Check.

Literally no personality apart from his obsession with hunting his assassination targets down and then mercilessly "terminating" them? Check.

Can deliver cheesy "action hero" one-liners to his assassination targets while also savagely gunning them down, ramming full-sized cars/trucks directly into their houses, and/or effortlessly breaking their limbs with his bare hands? Check.

Motorcyclist who wears "cool shades" and a leather jacket? Check.

3 Shao Kahn - Mortal Kombat Shao Kahn is a boss, announcer, and recurring playable character from the Mortal Kombat fighting game series. Introduced in Mortal Kombat II in 1993, he is the primary antagonist of the video game series and extended franchise.
4 Revy - Black Lagoon Rebecca Lee, mainly referred to as Revy, and sometimes Two Hands, is the main female protagonist of the Black Lagoon series.
5 Dandy - Space Dandy
6 Gaston - Beauty and the Beast Gaston is a fictional character who appears in Walt Disney Pictures' 30th animated feature film Beauty and the Beast.
7 Wario - Super Mario Bros Wario is a character in Nintendo's Mario series who was originally designed as an antagonist to Mario. His motives are driven by greed and he will take the side of whoever will give him the most pay. Although he may seem like just a mean man with no heart, he does have a very tragic past.

While Bowser's toxic manliness mostly comes naturally for the type of literal monster that Bowser is, Wario's is far too clearly a deliberate choice.

He is a fat, rude, muscle-headed, massively greedy, and often downright disgusting gluttonous and lazy slob who is incredibly proud of his extremely cool vehicles, his money (despite how much of said money doesn't actually belong to him), his surprisingly attractive girlfriends, his rather bizarrely perfect teeth (that he somehow still has despite how utterly gross he is), his admittedly ridiculously cool mustache, his surprisingly high intelligence, and the fact that he is somehow strong enough to effortlessly "shoulder charge" right through numerous things that a normal human would probably have a hard time breaking with an industrial-grade sledgehammer. Unfortunately, he has almost nothing else to be proud of whatsoever.

Despite this, you simply cannot deny how absolutely perfect of a "bad counterpart" of Mario he is, or how surprisingly well-thought-out of an anti-hero he is in general.

8 Mr. Sandman - Punch-Out Wii

Simply put, he is the "Scary Black Man" trope in its purest form.

Imagine Little Mac as a heartless monster who wants to beat every single one of his opponents literally to death, and that's basically what this character is. The fact that he can easily punch buildings made out of rock-solid bricks into rubble with his bare hands to express how much Mac's existence angers him is just the icing on the cake.

He might not be nearly as difficult to beat as Mike Tyson was in Mike Tyson's Punch-Out, but he definitely is a much scarier character, to say the least. This is even without mentioning the fact that he also threatens to eat Little Mac during some of his "between rounds" intermissions.

9 Bowser - Super Mario Bros Bowser is the main antagonist of the Mario Bros. Franchise. From kidnapping Princess Peach to simply destroying a fun game between Mario and Friends in the Mario Party spinoff series, this king of the Koopas has set up a certain hatred towards himself amongst the large cast of Mario Characters. He first... read more
10 Deadpool - Marvel Comics Deadpool is a fictional antihero created by Marvel who appears in their comics. Deadpool's first appearance was in New Mutants #98 by Rob Liefeld and Fabian Nicieza in February of 1991. His powers include self-healing and super strength. He is regarded as one of the funniest characters in comics due... read more
The Contenders
11 Johnny Bravo - Johnny Bravo
12 Hulk - Marvel Robert Bruce Banner, also known as The Hulk or Bruce Banner, is a fictional superhero appearing in American comic books published by Marvel Comics. The character was created by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby and was portrayed by Edward Norton and Mark Ruffalo in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

He doesn't use his words. He smashes things and acts violently. That is toxic masculinity. Just look at American prisons.

13 Asuka Langley Soryu - Neon Genesis Evangelion
14 Guts - Berserk
15 Broly - Dragon Ball Broly is the main antagonist in the Broly Triple Threat trilogy and Dragon Ball Super: Broly movie. He appears to be the latest of the Legendary Super Saiyans who appear every thousand years. His father was Paragus.
16 Carnage - Marvel Comics Carnage (Cletus Kassidy) is a fictional supervillain appearing in American comic books published by Marvel Comics, usually as an enemy of Spider-Man. He appeared for the first time in The Amazing Spider-Man #361.
17 Laura Bodewig - Infinite Stratos
18 Signum - Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha
19 Subaru Nakajima - Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha
20 Rinne Berlinetta - ViVid Strike! Rinne Berlinetta (リンネ・ベルリネッタ Rin'ne Berurinetta) is a character first introduced in and a secondary protagonist of ViVid Strike! alongside Fuka Reventon.
21 Medaka Kurokami - Medaka Box
22 Venom - Marvel
23 Kratos - God of War Kratos is a fictional character and the titular primary protagonist and anti-hero of the God of War video game series. He is a demi-god who seeks retribution and vengeance on Ares and later, the Greek Gods after he was betrayed and was forced to kill his family .
24 Kamina - Gurren Lagann Kamina is a fictional character in the anime series Gurren Lagann, known in Japan as Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann, animated by Gainax and co-produced by Aniplex and Konami. It was also directed by Hiroyuki Imaishi and written by veteran playwright Kazuki Nakashima.
25 SA-X - Metroid Fusion
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