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 is just awesome. he is a badass character

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

He's evil, but not the most evil. He was blinded by the overwhelming power suddenly put in his hands and was misled. - Goku02

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2 Freiza (Dragon Ball Z)

If you have seen Dragon Ball Super, you will know that this is the definition of pure evil. He is ruthless and will NEVER change his ways.

There was an episode called The wickee,the most evil,Friezas rampage.

He coldly slaughtered billions. Enough said.

He destroyed hundreds of planets! - Goku02

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3 Kurome (Akame ga Kill) Kurome (Akame ga Kill)

Hot psycho - Ninja

She's so evil! In more ways!

Ruthless and heartless prick of all time in Akame Ga Kill.

Worst girl in Akame Ga Kill deserves death!

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4 Shou Tucker (Fullmetal Alchemist) Shou Tucker (Fullmetal Alchemist) Shou Tucker is a fictional character from the Fullmetal Alchemist manga series and its adaptations created by Hiromu Arakawa.

Super evil hate him he should be first worse than Hitler

Worse than hitler

He is despicable

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

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5 Black Beard (One Piece)
6 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.

7 Dr. Gero (Dragon Ball Z) Dr. Gero (Dragon Ball Z)
8 Envy (Fullmetal Alchemist)

Envy killed a child that started a war the extinguished a whole race of people, and kept their souls in his natural form in constant torment...

Yea, Shou Tucker turned his daughter into a Chimera... But, to look at a smiling child and put a cap between their eyes is FAR WORST! Envy knew the outcome when Tucker had no clue the results...

9 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?

10 Sousuke Aizen (Bleach)

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

Aizen is the best evil character. I think it should be num 1.

The Contenders

11 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.

He is a muderous thug, who kills anything from dogs, to innocent people


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 is MOST evil anime character ever.
Wry yourself weaboos, Kira Light <<<<<< Dio Brando

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12 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.
13 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

14 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.

15 The Major (Hellsing) The Major (Hellsing)

Listen to his "I love War" speech, this guy is pure evil

Some villains want to kill out of revenge
Some want to Rule the world
Some want to prove a point

The Major is none of these things. He has no end goal. Everything he's done is because he loves every aspect of War. He also NEVER STOPS SMILING. Watching London burn to the ground, he's happy. Watching his own allies die painfully, he's happy.

If you want to know why he's truly the most evil villain in Anime, listen to his "I love war" speech.

Guy is evil incarnate enough said

16 Griffith (Berserk) Griffith (Berserk)

This one, is personal. During the Blackswordsman arc is where I first saw Griffith. Then during the Golden Age arc is where I loved and despised him, he should be number 1

Are you kidding me?
Dr. Gero is more evil than Griffith? This list is trash.

Why the hell is he so low ranked? Do people seriously find Light Yagami more evil then him?

Leveled dex. Like, sure, murdering your friends and raping your bff is bad and all, but both of those were done out of perceived necessity in his insane mind. Leveling dex is unforgivable.

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17 Naraku (Inuyasha)

Truly The Most Evil Character Ever

18 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.

19 Hidan (Naruto) Hidan (Naruto) Hidan 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.
20 Esdeath (Akame Ga Kill!) Esdeath (Akame Ga Kill!) General Esdeath (simply known as Esdeath) is the secondary antagonist of the manga, Akame Ga Kill!, and the 2014 anime adaptation of the same name.
21 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

22 Seryu Ubiquitous (Akame Ga Kill) Seryu Ubiquitous (Akame Ga Kill)
23 Lelouch vi Brittania (Code Geass) Lelouch vi Brittania (Code Geass) Lelouch Lamperouge, whose real name is Lelouch vi Britannia, is the title character and protagonist of the Sunrise anime series Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion.

This guy is the real the evil that's so gorgeous and very genius and successed his own decided by himself without fear. He's never given up on his decided and can step over everyone without
hesitated even his step sister or his own parent.

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.

24 Medusa Gorgon (Soul Eater) Medusa Gorgon (Soul Eater)
25 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 so Evil nothing about him is good

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

26 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.
27 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.

This "man"

28 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! !

29 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.

30 Hange Zoe (Attack on Titan) Hange Zoe (Attack on Titan)

Shes not evil u morons

31 Akemi Homura (Magical Girl Madoka Magica)

She is...complicated. She cannot be considered completely evil like, say, Light Yagami or the Major. However, she is the cause of both major conflicts in Madoka Magica: Kyubey’s obsessive interest in Madoka’s immense potential, and a more efficient way to collect despair than the Law of Cycles. Basically, if you think Sasuke Uchiya and Severus Snape should have been unceremoniously killed by the heroes, maybe even with a little fanfare, you’ll probably think the same for Homura. However, there are many factors that make this complicated...

32 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

33 Shion (Higurashi) Shion (Higurashi)
34 Elf (Nanbaka)
35 Mr. Popo (Dragon Ball) Mr. Popo (Dragon Ball)

Darker than the blackest void...Shenron's true master...capable of instilling fear in machinery...and knocked Krillin off the lookout with a simple "enjoy the climb back up, bitch! "
(Okay, obviously this is the abridged one. Still, abridged Popo might deserve a place on here.)

36 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?

37 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!

38 Sir Crocodile (One Piece)
39 Sōsuke Aizen (Bleach) Sōsuke Aizen (Bleach)
40 Jude Heartfilia (Fairy Tail)


Huh? Why? O_o - Goku02

41 Magatsuhi (InuYasha)

He's more evil than naraku

42 Zoda (F-Zero) Zoda (F-Zero)
43 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. He accompanies the main protagonists in the second half of season 1. His most notable feature is being "Humanity's strongest".
44 The Major (Hellsing Ultimate) The Major (Hellsing Ultimate)
45 Tatarigami (Princess Mononoke)
46 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.
47 Ferid Bathory (Owari no Seraph) Ferid Bathory (Owari no Seraph)
48 Gin (Detective Conan)
49 Bondrewd (Made in Abyss)

He killed and turned hundreds, if not thousands of children into living balls of flesh all for science? This guy should honestly be number 1.

50 Yamori (Tokyo Ghoul)

Straight up sadism.He scares me

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1. Johan Liebert (Monster)
2. Orochimaru (Naruto)
3. The Major (Hellsing)
1. Kurome (Akame ga Kill)
2. Annie Leonhart (Attack on Titan)
3. Freiza (Dragon Ball Z)
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