Most Evil Anime Characters


The Top Ten

1 Light Yagami (Death Note) Light Yagami (Death Note) Light Yagami is a fictional character and the protagonist of the manga series Death Note, created by Tsugumi Ohba and Takeshi Obata.

Is it wrong that I wanted him to win? That I agree the only way to rid the world of evil is to kill everyone who is. And if one person absorbs all of the evil for the better of humanity, than fine. Most of the people he killed deserved it anyway. He had good ideals and he was coming from the right place. To me, it's the "kill all that get in my way" attitude that makes him evil to me. But at the same time, wouldn't you have to kill all in your way? I mean, what's a few lives got to do against a bright future for humanity? Change can't come without sacrifice. Sorry, I'm a dark thinker. I'll be thinking about this for a while.
I love how he was the stereotypical "perfect boy" before he found the death note. If only he hadn't picked the death note of the ground then his entire fate would have been different. He had strong, great ideals. He just had been given an opportunity that he shouldn't have taken, if he wanted to be considered a hero. It just proves that one choice can change ...more

He's evil, but a really cool evil that makes you want him to win. Hail Kira.

He's so sadistic and ruthless! And killed a thousand of people in the world

He's a killer and like he's hot but dangerous...

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2 Freiza (Dragon Ball Z)

He coldly slaughtered billions. Enough said.

He destroyed hundreds of planets! - Goku02

This guy is basically Hitler of space, x100 worse than hitler.

3 Shou Tucker (Fullmetal Alchemist) Shou Tucker (Fullmetal Alchemist)

How is he not no. 1?!?!? - Hypercube

He NEEDS to be in 1st - OtakuYato

4 Envy (Fullmetal Alchemist)
5 Orochimaru (Naruto) Orochimaru (Naruto) Orochimaru is a fictional character from the Naruto universe created by Masashi Kishimoto and developed into a media franchise, which consists of a series of manga, anime, soundtracks, OVAs, movies, video games, and other collectibles.

He kills children for the sake of immortality. I've made my point haven't i?

6 Sousuke Aizen (Bleach)

Coolest, sexiest, smartest, ruthless, badass villain of all time...

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7 Johan Liebert (Monster) Johan Liebert (Monster)

As a child he murdered those who took care of him and his sister and instigated a massacre at the orphanage he was at. As an adult he convinced many people, including children, to commit suicide and killed many more.

He convinced children to commit suicide and murder each other as a child and adult.

8 Sasuke Uchiha (Naruto) Sasuke Uchiha (Naruto) Sasuke Uchiha is a fictional character from the manga and anime franchise Naruto, created by Masashi Kishimoto.

But Sasuke is not evil! He's just a boy too consumed in revenge and hatred due to his dark past. Deep down he's a good person. - Goku02

9 Black Beard (One Piece)
10 Dr. Gero (Dragon Ball Z) Dr. Gero (Dragon Ball Z)

The Contenders

11 Father (Fullmetal Alchemist Brotherhood)

Okay this is an obvious decision. Father created 7 (Not including GreedLing) Homunculi by killing thousands, and even MILLIONS of people! Not to mention he wiped out the ENTIRE city of Xerxes in one night! If you thought Hohenhiem was evil, think again.

12 The Major (Hellsing) The Major (Hellsing)

Guy is evil incarnate enough said

13 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.

Promised a woman he wouldn't touch her child after she sacrificed herself to save the kid... turn's the mother into a vampire who in turn, eats her child.

Dio should be higher on this list.
Dio killed dog,Jojos father,poor old zeppeli and jonathan and that all in just first nine episodes.

14 Naraku (Inuyasha)
15 Griffith (Berserk) Griffith (Berserk)

Once the proud leader of the Band of the Hawk. Griffith is a narcissistic, charismatic and ambitious villain. He is a very compelling villain mainly because he starts out as a good guy and than does something truly horrific that changes Berserk completely in a good way. He is the perfect example of a tragic fallen angel villain. One of the best manga/anime villains of all time.

Griffith did everything wrong.

16 Medusa Gorgon (Soul Eater) Medusa Gorgon (Soul Eater)
17 Cell (Dragon Ball Z) Cell (Dragon Ball Z) Cell is a fictional character in the Dragon Ball series by Akira Toriyama. He is the main antagonist of the Android Saga, being an android/artificial life form from the future, whose goal is to become "perfect" via absorbing Androids 17 and 18 and becoming the strongest fighter in the universe.

He beat goku and made him give up and goku never gives up

18 Caesar Clown (One Piece) Caesar Clown (One Piece)

This guy is pure evil. He's cruel, demented, and cares nothing for others. Even his own subordinates mean nothing to him. But despite all of that, he is a huge coward when his own life is in any kind of danger. He even begs the Straw Hat crew to protect him from Big Mom, whom he once swindled.

19 Sugou Nobuyuki (Sword Art Online) Sugou Nobuyuki (Sword Art Online) Sugou Nobuyuki is a fictional character who appears in the Sword Art Online series of light novels by Reki Kawahara . He is the main antagonist of the Fairy Dance arc .
20 Itachi Uchiha (Naruto) Itachi Uchiha (Naruto) Itachi Uchiha is a fictional character in the Naruto manga and anime series created by Masashi Kishimoto.

But Itachi is very kind and caring! He just wants the best for his little brother, and he secretly protected the village while being in Akatsuki. Doesn't deserve to be on this list at all. - Goku02

One thing he makes assume go insane! !

21 Lelouch vi Brittania (Code Geass)

Pretty much the Darth Vader of the anime universe.
Started off as the main protagonist, but was slowly corrupted and
Became one of the main villains.

22 Hange Zoe (Attack on Titan) Hange Zoe (Attack on Titan)
23 Esdeath (Akame Ga Kill!) Esdeath (Akame Ga Kill!)
24 Elf (Nanbaka)
25 Sesshomaru (Inuyasha) Sesshomaru (Inuyasha)

Sesshomaru is not really evil, he was just misunderstood and he was angry that his father gave his half brother a stronger sword than his, but after realising his father's real intention he turned good and helped his brother reach his full power. - Goku02

Not necessarily evil, just a real badass who's misunderstood and severely dislikes his half-brother

26 Lucy (Elfen Lied) Lucy (Elfen Lied) Lucy (born as kaede), is a tragic, fictional Japanese Anti-Heroine, and Anti-Villianess, who is the main protagonist of her debut source, a manga officially known as Elfen Lied [alfen leed], written and illustrated by Lynn Okamoto, which was best known for it's T.V. adaptation of the same name, Directed more.

Personally I don't find Lucy to be completely evil. She suffered a lot, had a tragic past and was experimented on just because she's a Diclonius. Then she had to witness her first and only friend in the world - a dog - die in front of her eyes, and that certainly drove her insane. Nevertheless, she did kill a lot of people. But I'd say she has a good heart but was misunderstood and misled, similar to Zeref ( Fairy Tail ). - Goku02

Not a villain.
The people, the humans who tortured her, are the REAL villains.
How can a person not end like a psychopath if you torture her for years?

27 Charles zi Britannia (Code Geass) Charles zi Britannia (Code Geass)

This guy makes his own children fight to the death for the throne! He doesn't care about his children at all! I hate him so much!

28 Arlong (One Piece) Arlong (One Piece) Saw-Tooth Arlong is a sawshark fishman. He was the pirate captain of the all fishman crew, the Arlong Pirates and a former member of the Sun Pirates. He is known for being the main villain in the Arlong Arc and had the highest bounty in East Blue before being defeated by Monkey D. Luffy. Like many other more.

He's a rat. He made a promise to Nami that he would set her and coco village free if she paid him the money he wanted, and used the navy to break his promise. That's about as evil as they get.

29 Sir Crocodile (One Piece)
30 Sōsuke Aizen (Bleach) Sōsuke Aizen (Bleach)
31 Jude Heartfilia (Fairy Tail)


Huh? Why? O_o - Goku02

32 Magatsuhi (InuYasha)

He's more evil than naraku

33 Zoda (F-Zero)
34 Annie Leonhart (Attack on Titan) Annie Leonhart (Attack on Titan) Annie Leonhart is a fictional character in the manga and anime series Attack on Titan, also known as Shingeki no Kyojin in Japanese, created by Hajime Isayama.
35 Levi Ackerman (Attack on Titan) Levi Ackerman (Attack on Titan) Levi Ackerman is a fictional character in the manga and anime series Attack on Titan, also known as Shingeki no Kyojin in Japanese, created by Hajime Isayama.
36 Seryu Ubiquitous (Akame Ga Kill) Seryu Ubiquitous (Akame Ga Kill)
37 The Major (Hellsing Ultimate) The Major (Hellsing Ultimate)
38 Shion (Higurashi) Shion (Higurashi)
39 Zeref Dragneel (Fairy Tail) Zeref Dragneel (Fairy Tail) Zeref Dragneel is a character from the anime/manga series, Fairy Tail, created by Hiro Mashima. He debuted in chapter 200 of the manga, and episode 96 in the anime. In Fairy Tail, Zeref is considered to be the strongest, most evil Mage of all time, who possesses extremely dangerous, and powerful Magic. more.
40 Tatarigami (Princess Mononoke)
41 Hidan (Naruto) Hidan (Naruto)
42 Ragyo Kiryuin (Kill la Kill) Ragyo Kiryuin (Kill la Kill) Ragyo Kiryuin is a fictional character in the anime television series Kill la Kill produced by Trigger. She is the mother of Satsuki Kiryuin and is the main antagonist of the series.
43 Nui Harime (Kill la Kill) Nui Harime (Kill la Kill)

This girl. This girl.
Oh wait..,she’s not a girl, she’s some life fiber alien.
Anyways, THIS character is one of the most insanely psycho characters I’ve ever seen in any show ever.
She’s literally unforgettable... just so in your face with her cutesy murderer getup. To be honest, I have a love/hate relationship, because while she’s so damn messed up and annoying... I've never seen a more impactful villain, yanno...someone who makes you so passionately hate her every time she comes on screen... damn she’s scary. And un-killable too. KLK has the best cast of characters I’ve ever seen. - Twixx

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Top Remixes (4)

1. Johan Liebert (Monster)
2. Orochimaru (Naruto)
3. The Major (Hellsing)
1. Freiza (Dragon Ball Z)
2. Dr. Gero (Dragon Ball Z)
3. Cell (Dragon Ball Z)
1. Freiza (Dragon Ball Z)
2. Envy (Fullmetal Alchemist)
3. Shou Tucker (Fullmetal Alchemist)

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