The 10 Most Evil Villains In Video Games

Mr_Vorhias
A brief explanation before we begin. There have already been countless lists of the best villains in video games in the past, and chances are there are no two that are alike, but I like to think that my list is different in some aspects because I haven't let things like popularity of the character or the game it's in influence my decisions.

Here are some stipulations I set:

- The character cannot be evil by any sort of outside forces influencing him. If they had a rough childhood, if they're out for revenge, if they're being forced by a more powerful villain, he's disqualified from being on the list.
- The character cannot at some point have assisted the protagonist.
- The character cannot show any sort of remorse, guilt, shame, or otherwise any sort of human traits towards their misdeeds.
- If the character believes they are doing good, they are off the list. I offer some compromise to that rule with any robotic, or computerized characters, who generally don't believe in good or evil, but "necessity."

So as you can see from these guidelines, I wasn't just looking for evil.

I was looking for EVIL.

Originally this was meant to be a top 20, but since I can't post anymore than 10, here're the runners up:

Chances are you aren't gonna agree with EVERYTHING on the list, but isn't that what makes lists like these great anyway?

Anyway, here's the top 10:

The Top Ten

1 Bowser (Super Mario) Bowser (Super Mario) 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.

He shouldn't be that high, he never killed anybody, but he is above guys who killed hundreds of people. He shall not be even top 50, he just kidnaps princess because he's jealous, that's all

That's true. I love Bowser, but it's far from the most evil character. - Eclipsmon

*cough cough* Mario RPG *cough cough* Bowser's Inside Story *cough cough* Super Paper Mario *cough cough*

He isn't a villain. - DKartWoomy

Bowser doesn't even come close to the Top 100 on this list.

Don't get me wrong, I like Bowser. But he's not purely evil and there are times where he has genuinely shown a kinder side. That completely disqualifies him here. - CrimsonShark

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2 Ganondorf (Legend of Zelda) Ganondorf (Legend of Zelda) Ganon (Referred to as Ganondorf in human form) is a fictional character and the central antagonist of Nintendo's Legend of Zelda series. He is a power-hungry Gerudo who possesses the Triforce of Power and aims to conquer Hyrule with the remaining Triforce parts.

There are no villains who could compare. Everybody who tries to make claims, like Bowser could stomp him or sephiroth could beat his sorry behind, they are just pathetic fans who are blind to the truth. His cold heart has always been a feature people respect him for. In Wind waker, he is willing to kidnap children, and near the end, he is ready to kill the two children who tried to stop him. He is the Hyrulian equivalent of the devil. He is described as a man with super human strength, BEFORE claiming the triforce. Imagine the power of a god in an already super human devil's hands. Despite his godly strength, he doesn't use mindless force to get everything. He cursed the Deku tree, leaving the guardian to die, and leaving the kokiri defenseless. He blocked the gorons' cavern, forcing them to starve, and if not for link, they would die. He made the zoras' deity become ill, and it had devoured their princess. Even when his plans failed, link made them succeed at the same time. After ...more

Ganondorf. What more is there to say? Most other villains pretend to have morals; they have objectives, they have standards, they have "ethics" or "taste".
Ganondorf wants to rule the world because he simply wishes to cause suffering, and doesn't care who gets in the way.

He is most likely, if he was allowed to be more than a Teen rated villain and get a mature or unrated game, the greatest evil and closest depiction to Satan in behavior and methods as we can imagine. He would likely try to eat little children if he thought it'd afford him more power. He makes no distinction between young, old, civilian, soldier, or even those who are his own people, the Gerudo, who time and time again he has led into disaster simply to further the suffering in the world and destroy any who would dare raise a finger to stop him.

The only person capable of defeating him is Link - the person chosen by essentially every deity conceived in the Zelda franchise to be ...more

Ganon the Calamitous One! A Demon King from time long forgotten. Conceived from perhaps a simpler form (The Legend of Zelda 1986) and with every new form he took his power grew more, and more and always with the same goal.. to devour the world and everything within. Perhaps even more after...

One simply does not defeat Ganondorf. And imagine what would happen if Link didn't exist. Hyrule would be screwed. If Mario didn't exist, Bowser would still be stopped by Luigi, Yoshi, or even Peach herself (In fact I think Bowser should be lower on this list). Also, Nintendo, the company that made both Ganondorf and Bowser, confirmed that Ganondorf is actually stronger than Bowser, so how's Bowser going to stomp Ganon if Ganon is actually stronger? Lastly, in terms of actual villainy, Ganondorf is the video game counterpart of Satan (The Devil) while Bowser (according to theory) is more of a good guy. So take that Mario fanboys. Nothing you can say will make Bowser a better villain than Ganondorf.

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3 Vladimir Makarov (Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 & 3) Vladimir Makarov (Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 & 3)

This guy should be number 1 because he used a nuke chemical gas destroying the world attacking many country killing almost a billion people and starting world war 3.

Anyone who isn't above murdering innocents in an airport simply to instigate WW3 has gotta be evil right. He's the Russian Adolf Hitler and the Ultranationalists are his Nazi cohorts.

Definitely the most evil character I would personally say, considering the fact he:
Has done two massacres or more.
Killed thousands of Marines.
Millions dead at his hand.
Vladimir would go has far as slaughtering his right hand man to get what he wants and
Loads more that I can't be bothered to list because there are so many reasons!

Pure evil, most evil villian in Call of Duty series. He is highly deranged, sadistic, ruthless, homicidal, emotionless, and psychotic, willing to slaughter anyone who stands in his way in cold blood. He is an intelligent and cunning leader with a good plan for European and world domination and gets thwarted and killed by Captain Price just as he is about to suceed.

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4 Kefka (Final Fantasy 6)

I have read most of Shakespeare's plays, and I can tell you that Kefka puts Iago to shame as far as evil goes.
Kefka is nihilistic, and destroys for the sake of destroying. He wants to kill all of humanity and build "A monument to non-existence." Even the evil Emperor Gastahl, who wants to abuse the power of the god statues and rule the world as a god was disgusted by how far Kefka wanted to go, his last line in the game being, "But there will be no one to worship us! " as he is tossed from the floating continent by Kefka. Kefka then moved the magic statues out of place and brought about the World of Ruin for no good reason. Kefka is far more evil than Sephiroth, Bowser, Golbez, Gandolf, or any other being in video game canon.

Undoubtedly, the most evil villain of all time. Kefka is an insane, narcissistic clown whose only goal is to destroy all things, including the world, ideology, and religion. The funny thing is, while villains like Ganondorf succeed in their plans, but fail to completely execute them, Kefka does! Kefka actually betrays his alliances, unleashes the apocalypse, and becomes the God of Magic! And when the heroes finally confront him, what does he do? Actually... He acknowledges his defeat. Knowing his end is near, Kefka takes his final bow with a brief, powerful speech and amazing final battle. When all is said and done, Kefka's insanity, sadistic nature, failure to comprehend emotions, success in executing his plans, and his finale easily warrant him the title of the most evil villain of all time. (Fanboys eat your hearts out)

Are you confused about just how evil a villain could be considered? Look no further than Kefka, because he is one of the pinnacles, one of the standards to which truly evil villains should be measured by. Among other terrible acts, he poisoned the waters of Doma castle and killed everyone inside of it... for FUN.

He doesn't have a backstory, he isn't out for revenge, he hasn't experienced any childhood trauma. He's just one evil goddamn bastard. - Mr_Vorhias

Kefka is a villain that makes you hate him more than any other villain in video game history. He's sadistic psychopath with the most astounding amount of thought put into him. The symbolism is amazing, symbolism from The Divine Comedy (an epic poem written by Dante Alighieri in the 14th century) shown in the final battle, to Lucifer in his God of Magic form with an attack called "fallen one". Definitely should be number 1.

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5 The Joker (Batman: Arkham Asylum) The Joker (Batman: Arkham Asylum) The Joker is a fictional super villain created by Bill Finger, Bob Kane, and Jerry Robinson who first appeared in the debut issue of the comic book Batman (April 25, 1940) published by DC Comics. Credit for the Joker's creation is disputed; Kane and Robinson claimed responsibility for the Joker's design, ...read more.

Joker... inferior to Bowser? ARE YOU SERIOUS? (No pun intended) - MorganDunn

The Joker is the best villain. He breaks out of Arkahm Asylum one of the most secured prisons in US like gowning in your house and getting out. He manipulated all the villains to work for him. He took control of the whole prison and stole the titan formula, and this is Arkham Asylum game, know in Arkham City he is sick but in a gang war against The Penguin, and Two Face. He has sent his blood to hospitals so people get sick since he has titan venom in his blood. He kills Talia al Ghul. He also almost kills Catwoman and in the end he dies. In Batman Arkham Origins he shows his true power. He captures Black Mask in his secured Penthouse kills his girlfriend and captures him an also takes control of all his men but first killing a quarter of his man so to make the others follow him. He then puts a 51,000,000 dollar bounty on Batman and hires eight assassins all of them dangerous. He kills one of the assassins for mocking him. He manipulates GCPD to kill Batman for the bounty. He goes in ...more

Bowser #2? This list is beyond dumb. Joker is so evil. He brutally beats Jason Todd with a crowbar and ENJOYS it, kills many other people, and laughs like a maniac when killing people. What evil things has Bowser done? Oh right, capturing a princess sure, but doesn't do anything to her. Joker all the way! - TheDarkOne_221b

The joker is not only the most diabolical villain ever, he does it in his own style. He can torture, kill, morally and and physically break a man with both gadgets and his bare hands, and he does it all with a big smile of his face. Call me sick and twisted, but I think it' awesome. He's a well portrayed villain with his "trademark" destructive fantasy. - Giusti97

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6 Sephiroth (Final Fantasy VII) Sephiroth (Final Fantasy VII) Sephiroth is a fictional character and main antagonist in the role-playing video game Final Fantasy VII developed by Square.

He is a heartless cold blooded emotionless killer. He's scary asf

Sephiroth killed Aerith, for starters. He also burned an ENTIRE village to the ground just to bring back his mother.

No way could ganon EVER compete with Sephiroth... No WAY. For one ganon doesn't summon a big ass rock to slam into eart. In no way does Ganon intend to kill every living thing including the Earth. Remember Sephiroth desired to have Earth become his transport throughout the universe and destroy the other planets. and if ganon can't take the mastersword how the hell is he going to be able to compete with Masarume?

You know Gannon has the triforce of power right?

That mean he was unlimited power UNLIMITED POWER.

Does Sephoroth have UNLIMITED power? No he does not. Sure he has power, But not UNLIMITED power.

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7 Porky Minch (Mother 3)

Top 3 should be 1.Porky 2.Ridley 3.Hitler

Leads the Pigmask Army, who creates chimeras, kills Hinawa with a chimera, brainwashes Tazmily Village and Claus, and has no heart for anyone but himself.

He should be number one. No one is more psychotic than him. Albert wesker a close second, but still. He dominated a peaceful society, brainwashed everyone, killed Lucas' mother, and mechanized animals, and eventually Lucas' brother Claus.

Really, when you come down to it, Giygas isn't the real villain, it's Porky. Why? Well...

1. Giygas DID brainwash Porky, but even after Giygas died, Porky stayed evil, and nobody else did
2. Giygas did not intend to brainwash him or anybody else, but did it because he was the embodiment of evil
3. He's a self- centered, cruel, psychopathic jackass!

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8 Handsome Jack (Borderlands 2) Handsome Jack (Borderlands 2) Handsome Jack is the main antagonist of both Borderlands 2 and Tales from the Borderlands and the deuteragonist of Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel.

Funny douche bag - B1ueNew

If you never played Borderlands 2 you won't understand the hype around this psychopath. But if you have you will always remember this bastard. One of the best villains I had the pleasure to kill after hours of manipulation and smart ass jokes from him. But in all fairness, you couldn't resist to like the guy in a twisted way...

What I love about Handsome Jack is how truly insane he is. He genuinely thinks that he's the hero of the game and that everything he's doing is 100% justified and for the good of the planet. He slaughters innocent people in the thousands, and then acts like they should be thankful for it. He's truly unhinged.

This guy is a clear badass. Truly belongs up here. - AdamDestructorJr.

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9 Andrew Ryan (Bioshock) Andrew Ryan (Bioshock) Andrew Ryan is a fictional character in the BioShock video game series developed by Irrational Games. He serves as the primary antagonist of the first half of the first BioShock and a minor character in its sequel, BioShock 2. Ryan is an idealistic business magnate in the 1940s and 1950s; seeking to ...read more.

Could you please..?

Why Andrew Ryan? Simple.
Andrew Ryan isn't your usual villain. His personality is well delevoped, and it's slowly revealed over the game. He's a man of ideals. He constructed a city in the bottom of the ocean. He's just... just... reactive! - RigasUT

A man chooses, a slave obeys.

I like Andrew Ryan, but I think Comstock is better as a villain. Andrew is more complex, though. - FondaSu

10 Wesker (Resident Evil 5)

The most charismatic villian in video game history.

Come on! He's based on Neo from Matrix! He betrays everyone and he only cares about himself. He tried to destroy the world and almost succeeded. Chris obviously got luckily cause Wesker fell in lava. He brainwashed Jill to fight Chris. Can't get much more evil than that. - DunnaNunnaBatman

He uses stars as lab rats in the first game, and kills all except five of the stars alpha team. He becomes a superhuman after injecting Birkin's G-Virus into his own skin to resurrect himself. He reappears in Code Veronica, and hunts down Chris and Claire in pursuit of Alexia Ashford, and her assets. In later games, he sacrifices whoever he has to, and comes close to his plan of wiping out the human race and making a perfect society of super human beings. - PCgamer98

Wesker has betrayed everybody he comes in contact with he should be number one he could kick anybody's pathetic ass on this list. How dare you place him as number thirteen!

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The Newcomers

? Geegus (World Heroes)
? Orochi (The King of Fighters) Orochi (The King of Fighters)

The Contenders

11 Giygas (EarthBound) Giygas (EarthBound)

Honestly I was really surprised when I saw he wasn't on here. Giygas is perhaps one of the most nightmarish video game villains ever. Fighting giygas is like fighting the very stuff that nightmares are made of. I think he at least deserves to be in the top 10.

Giygas is pure evil. He/she wants to destroy all of Earth, and brainwashed Pokey who joined a cult, flew a helicopter, imprisoned a girl, took over a city, and all this crazed stuff. Of course, even though Pokey's a total jerk, it's all Giygas' fault.

How is he not higher 1st off he is pretty much a living nightmare every time I fight him I feel like gaining it's like fighting the pure essence of fear he has no form but blood red color that make out well find out yourself honestly Nintendo's villains don't really make me feel anything other then joy because I love to hate them but this guy proves that Nintendo is capable of creating horror filled things

He's literally the embodiment of evil. He emanates despair and hopelessness when you encounter him.

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12 Mephiles the Dark (Sonic the Hedgehog 2006) Mephiles the Dark (Sonic the Hedgehog 2006)

Eggman: I am the greatest villain of the franchise and it's MY destiny to destroy Sonic the Hedgehog!

Mephiles: *cough* Too late - MorganDunn

Although his only game appearance was a flop, there is no question that this dark being is truly evil. After being freed, he took out his frustrations on Shadow, who later in the game travels back in time to seal Mephiles in the Scepter of Darkness. After teleporting Rouge, Shadow and himself into the dystopian future, Mephiles then tricked Silver and Blaze into thinking that killing Sonic would save their world. Mephiles also planted the seeds of doubt in Omega's head, reminding the robot that it was he who had captured and imprisoned Shadow in the future. Twice Mephiles tried to coerce Shadow into helping him, but Shadow bluntly refused both times. In the end, Mephiles killed Sonic to make Elise cry, thus releasing Iblis from within the princess so that Mephiles could join with Iblis and once again become Solaris. - CopycatTheUnknown

If someone is speaking of Sonic 06 they never talk about Mephiles and that's sad because I still think that the best one is kefka but damn HE IS A BIG EVIL THAT ALMOST WON! The only reason he lost is because of the bull plot. This guy is the darkness. He haves the devil as a friend. He killed the hero.

He is heartless and will never change. And in the future everyone is because of iblis (the devil) and mephiles dead. This guy should be somewhere at 4, 3 or 2

Why isn't this guy at the top? He's the only villain in the whole franchise who actually managed to kill sonic.

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13 Shao Kahn (Mortal Kombat) 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.

Shao Kahn is complete evil in a nutshell. He is brutal, experienced, deceiving, hard to stop, and has one intimidating look.

His brutality is well known and feared. As game play wise, he has powerful attacks from his sorcery, which makes him totally noob proof. In story wise, he is the devils parasite. As a conqueror, Shao Kahn's power is underestimated because the people of Earthrealm fall for stereotyping that he is limited by the rules of Mortal Kombat and he plans to stay like that. But no, Shao Kahn is intelligent from his back ups in case his plan fails. As winning tournaments is not his profession, invasion is. He is worthy of invasion, he conquered Edenia, a realm that everyone thinks was better than Earthrealm except Shao Kahn. He finds Earthrealm's ability to easily transport to other realms more valuable then what the luscious Edenia had to offer. His thousands of years of knowledge in combat makes him skilled, but the main reason why he is experienced is his ...more

Shao Kahn IS the villain of the MK series. He is unstoppable, ruthless, cunning, heartless, power hungry, bloodthirsty, and responsible for the most suffering in the series. Fun fact: He was literally unbeatable in MK2 so the game developers had to make him easier to defeat.

Test your might
On thor bootleg

14 Dr. Eggman (Sonic the Hedgehog) Dr. Eggman (Sonic the Hedgehog) Doctor Ivo "Eggman" Robotnik is a fictional video game character and the main antagonist of the Sonic the Hedgehog series, created by Sega.

He should be number 2!

Though it is stupid to blow up the world just to build a theme park, Eggman is a good villain. He uses animals to power robots, enslaved a galactic being, and nearly used a space station to destroy the world. Forget the turtle who can be killed by touching an axe. - ElephantEric

Dr Eggman is the joker of video game villains (and no the batman games as great as they are don't make them count as video game characters) he would blow up 75% of the world conquer the remaining 25% and say (see I now rule the hole world still counts) that is how insane he is heck he unleashed and evil god the destroyed a hole city in one game blew up half the moon in another and finally Blew the hole world up into different pieces all the while just laughing hohoho he is the thing other villains have nightmares of.

In Sonic Adventure 2, he launches Sonic into space and tries to BLOW HIM UP. Point is, he has mistakes, but come on. He has an IQ of 300. He is one heck of a villain.

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15 Ridley (Metroid) Ridley (Metroid) Ridley is a villain from the Metroid series and a character from the Super Smash Bros. series. He's Samus Aran's archenemy and has been fighting her since day one with the first Metroid game in 1986. When Samus was three years old, Ridley murdered her parents in front of her. He is a member of the Space ...read more.

He is the most evil Nintendo villain ever. Unlike Bowser who has some standards and genuinely loves his son and respected by his army and Ganondorf who at least had a tragic past (in Wind Waker), Ridley has no excuse. He kills because he enjoys it, and is a complete psychopath to boot.

Case in point, the Metroid Manga. Ridley kills Samus's mother right in front of her and is responsible for the destruction of her home planet, and later attacking her second home. Furthermore, Ridley loves mocking and insulting Samus about the death of her parents.

There's also the fact that unlike most Space Pirates who want to conquer, Ridley's sole ambition is to simply torture and kill. He's as much of a monster inside as he is outside. - CrimsonShark

How is Ridley not in the top ten. Ridley is waaay more evil than bowser.

Out of the villains that Nintendo has to offer, Ridley may stand out to be one of the most vile there is, especially when one takes in account of the manga detailing the origin of Samus Aran. He led the attack on Samus's colony and was responsible for the death of her parents. And he enjoys that aspect. He exploited the naivety of young Samus to lure into a false sense of understanding and nearly killed had it not been for Samus's mother pushing her out of the way. Years later, Ridley reveals himself to Samus and his mere presence causes to go into a PTSD due to that incident. And he takes pleasure of that. Ridley mocks her state and proceeded to tell her the gruesome details of how he has eaten the corpses of colonists, especially her mother. He also murdered a good number of the Chozo, Samus's adoptive family, shortly afterwards. At his core, Ridley is a psychopathic monster with no qualms of killings. He has no grand ambition like Mother Brain in taking over the galaxy nor truly ...more

This guy is amazing. He killed Samus's parents, leads the stinking Space Pirates, and has been hunting down Samus for a long time. I don't want him at 1, but let's get him higher. - bubbles1111

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16 Dimentio (Super Paper Mario) Dimentio (Super Paper Mario) Dimentio is an evil harlequin magician and the main antagonist of the 2007 Nintendo Wii video game Super Paper Mario.

He's super evil.

He wanted to destroy all universes

Dimentio is probably the most evilest villain Mario ever faced. He tried to destroy all worlds just to replace them with his own worlds. And he does this but getting close to Count Bleck and betrays him at the end. He also used Mario, Luigi, Peach, and even Bowser to help him achieve his goals by having them take care of Count Bleck so he can take control with Chaos Heart and fuse with the mind controlled Luigi to form the giant puppet monster Super Dimentio. The most unique part about this guy is he believes his goals are good while he views the ones that oppose him as evil. No other Mario villain is like that. Plus the similes. Who doesn't love his similes? "Your just like a kid kiting in a storm! "

Technically he shouldn't be here because of "The character cannot at some point have assisted the protagonist." (though he did this so that they would defeat Bleck, allowing him to betray everybody) but Dimentio is super evil anyways.

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17 Darth Vader (multiple Star Wars games)

Crazy in the force unleashed. He sticks a lightsaber right through the apprentice's chest. EVIL.

Dudes dark, evil, careless and awesome. Nothing beets Darth, nothing

Star wars is very overrated

Good guy turned bad guy, the most complex villain of all time.

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18 GLaDOS (Portal) GLaDOS (Portal) GLaDOS is a fictional artificially intelligent computer system appearing in the video games Portal and Portal 2. The character was created by Erik Wolpaw and Kim Swift and voiced by Ellen McLain.

I honestly don't think anyone can compare to the MURDEROUS, COLD, UNFEELING, SADISTIC, NARCISSISTIC personality of the feminine AI GLaDOS. She is arguably the best villain in the history of EVER. Let's see...

She starts off as a voice. You are absolutely clueless as to who or what she is. She makes you complete test after test AFTER TEST AFTER TEST. She makes you befriend an INANIMATE OBJECT. And then makes you incinerate it. And you're probably sick of hearing it, but the cake was a BIG LIE (There is also the theory that YOU are the cake). She tries to incinerate you in a big incinerator. You know ya panicked!

Hell, the way she goes out is awesome! She fires rockets at you, which you redirect at her with portals. If that's not bad enough, it's also a timed battle, you only have six minutes, last time I TRIED to check. And after you destroy her personality cores, she flat out explodes.

Her appearance in Portal 2 is also awesome. JUST LISTEN TO THE OPENING LINES. ...more

The cake is a lie T_T

Somehow, it's all fun and games for both parties. That is, until she tries to kill you. Then it's fun and games for both parties with the threat of death constantly looming above your head... Or below your feet... Or in front of you with a laser pointed at your chest. GLaDOS was the villain that predated Marvel as far as humor and cruelty is concerned. There's so many good quotes of hers that are even applicable in real life. She even takes away your one and only "companion" not once, not twice, but FOUR TIMES, then tries to make you feel better by saying there's so many more. Shame on you, GLaDOS. The "Plenty of Fish" analogy does not apply here.

Real-world consequence for failure: You have to do it again.
GLaDOS's consequence for failure: An unsatisfactory mark on your official testing record, followed by death.

Real-world consequence for success: Results may vary.
GLaDOS's consequence for success: You get dragged into a fire pit and burned alive, instead of the cake that you rightfully deserve and sincerely earned.

Not only does she try to kill you, like all videogame villains, she lies to you about things for which there is no excuse for lying.

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19 Nightmare (Soul Calibur)
20 Luca Blight (Suikoden 2) Luca Blight (Suikoden 2)

One of most villain that cannot be killed in single fight, 18 most strong fighter + hundred of arrows + brillian ambush

You guys need to actually play this game to realize just how evil he was. Luca was a warmonger, intending to start more conflict in the middle of a ceasefire, burning down whole villages while calling humans worms and pigs, heck, he even makes one hapless villager oink like a pig and THEN killing her right there. He was the face of Suikoden II that you really wanted to kill. And to do it, a total of 18 characters, 6 in 3 parties, and then a duel with the main hero of the game, plus a ton of plot-related arrows shot at him, will finally do him in. And his last words show that he left quite a legacy. There's a reason why he's always considered one of the most evil villains in an RPG, and that right there shows why. - NuMetalManiak

This guy is pure evil, He kills thousands and starts a war for no reason other than hate, That and he is tough as well.

having played the game often enough I can say that luca blight definitely deserves rank 1, with no doubt

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21 Vaas Montenegro (Far Cry 3) Vaas Montenegro (Far Cry 3) Vaas Montenegro is the secondary antagonist of Far Cry 3, appearing as the main antagonist for the first half of its storyline.

Did I ever tell you the definition of insanity?

Did I ever tell you the definition of insanity?

DO YOU WANT ME TO SLICE YOU LIKE I DID YOUR FRIEND, SHUT UP I AM THE ONE WITH THE DICK HERE
That should make it

Best character of 2012!

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22 Sovereign (Mass Effect)

No remorse for any life in the Galaxy. Brought about the destruction of Galactic Civilization every 50,000 years for countless millions of years. Uses deception and any resources without second thought to achieve its goals. It's so evil that it seeks nothing except the destruction of all life, period.

Pure evil, with dire intentions even beyond comprehension... - Savastano20

Pretty much every line Sovereign has says "I am evil", and everything he/she/it/whatever says the same. Sounds shallow, but somehow they pulled it off.

Man what's not evil about this guy he's penis is probably even more evil

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23 M. Bison (Street Fighter 2) M. Bison (Street Fighter 2) M. Bison, also known as Dictator, is a video game character created by Capcom. First introduced in Street Fighter II: The World Warrior, he is a recurring character and villain in the Street Fighter series of fighting games, acting as the primary antagonist of the series.

M. Bison is what most people think of when they think Street Fighter Villain. unlike Akuma, whom is hardly a villain (he sits in a neutral area bwteen good and evil, an anti-hero at best) M. Bison does what he does to further his own plans, which often involve subjugating the planet under a ruthless dictatorship. his own power, Psycho Power is pure negative energy, and only be used once you expel the 'goodness' from your soul. on top of that, he enslaves people, whom he uses for nefarious purposes. all of the characters in street fighter hate him, and to me that signifies a good villain. not the best by any means, but I think he deserves a higher ranking in this list.

24 Hitler (Wolfenstein 3D)

Hitler from 1008

25 Albert Wesker (Resident Evil) Albert Wesker (Resident Evil)

The best and The god!

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26 The Enemy Paddle (Pong)

Awful, sickening, beast. - bobthehallwayman

Cold.

Lifeless.

Unthinking.

Emotionless.

Inhuman.

And it only has one primary directive in mind: Your crushing defeat. - Mr_Vorhias

Yes, you will follow the ball, yes you will bounce it back, BUT THIS GAME'S BEEN GOING ON FOR YEARS! DIE, BATTERY, DIE ALREADY! - Oreanta

A heartless villain, who's only intention is to get the ball behind you. It shows no mercy. It will never stop until it wins. It doesn't care about you, it's a madman, and you can't mediate with it. Bouncing the ball past you is more than evil.

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27 General Shepherd (Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2)

My favorite person in the game

Stupid he should be num. 5 because he killed Ghost. Ghost was the best guy in the game.

Ghost

28 SHODAN (System Shock) SHODAN (System Shock)

The blueprint of what future villains like GLaDOS would become, SHODAN would torture you before you even get to face her in combat. Taunting you over PA systems, cutting off friendly radio transmissions, and watching you from the computer monitors with a cold, and unfeeling stare.

Oh, yeah... And she hates humans... well not necessarily, being a computer program she's incapable of real emotion, so she doesn't necessarily HATE humans... it's just that her infallible internal can't comprehend how something so pathetic and worthless can exist.
- Mr_Vorhias

Just play system shock by yourself, you will understand

29 Metal Sonic (Sonic CD/Heroes) Metal Sonic (Sonic CD/Heroes) Metal Sonic is one of Eggman’s fastest and most powerful creations. Programed to be better than Sonic in any aspect possible, he can shoot electro balls, shoot electricity downward, do a boost, and make himself invincible. He fight’s Sonic each time he gets stronger, and when he gains enough power, ...read more.

Metal Sonic was created to max out Sonic's power in every aspect possible, and it WORKED!

Metal not only can be faster than Sonic, but he also has electricity beams, brief invincibility, and the ability to take power from the Chaos Emeralds. If that isn't enough, Dr. Robotnik/Eggman made sure that Metal would be able to catch up with Sonic whenever Sonic got stronger.

Thus, he is able to copy the date of the badniks and use it against Sonic. And when he gains enough power, he turns into Metal Madness/Overlord, which has missiles, fire, and the ability to fly...

Whether he's on Eggman's side or not, whenever you cross his path, you'd better be pleading for mercy! - screebee

30 David (The Last of Us)

This guy was a sicko, how is he not higher on the list.

31 Akuma (Street Fighter) Akuma (Street Fighter) Akuma known as Gouki in Japan is a character of the Street Fighter series and recurring antagonist, first appearing in Super Street Fighter II Turbo as a hidden character and boss who could be summoned after certain conditions were met, an emotionless and powerful warrior fixated on mastering the Satsui ...read more.

He can kill people with their own sins.

32 Zeus (God of War2)
33 Professor Pester (Viva Pinata)
34 Alduin (The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim) Alduin (The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim)

How dare you say that about Alduin?! He is VERY villainous! Ugh, some people.

He's definitely a bad villain. he takes so long to kill

The Thalmor are better villeins than Alduin is.

I think he is the worst villian of all time he will kill you in reality the eat your soul in sovengarde that double dead.he's the worst villain of all time he will literally eat the world he has a endless hunger to the piont where he will die to.

35 Liquid Snake (Metal Gear Solid)

Well this seems wrong. 22 for Liquid? The guy played you into activating REX in Metal Gear Solid. He tricked everyone into believing that he was Miller, he took over Ocelot and stole RAY and then he took over the Sons of the Patriots nanomachine systems. He deserves to be at least number 2 on this list

don't know how he was missed out, was a class act

Liquid is just a badass. It's a sin just not to have him in the top 10.

It is dissapointing

36 Tabuu (Super Smash Bros. Brawl)

Thanos of Nintendo, with him spreading his wings once, All of Smash Bros turns into statues, Sad he had to die, Could of been a much better villain - B1ueNew

Raghu is so evil and Apollo powerful he defeated everyone in supersmash bros at once in one move except for DD Luigi and nes it's only because of them 3 and Kirby that the rest weren't amibos (Kirby had a badge that unamiboed him. - MarvelcampomWWE

37 Angus Bumby (Alice Madness Returns)

"Burned Alice's home with her parents still alive in it, raped her sister, and brainwashes children into becoming emotionless husks to auction them off in human trafficing. Bumby's actions are downright antisocial."

38 Illusive Man (Mass Effect 3)

He wasn't that bad at first, just brutal. He cared about humanity. In the third game he was evil because of indoctrination. - Therandom

39 Dr. Wily (Mega Man) Dr. Wily (Mega Man) Doctor Wily, full name Albert W. Wily, is a video game character and the main antagonist of the original Mega Man series.
40 Creeper (Minecraft)

Really? , minecraft fans - B1ueNew

They don't care if they die, they just want to destroy everything you've ever made. They're most evil thing there is.

I love creepers! They're not villains! They're just lonely monsters who wants to hug! :'(

Hiss... BOOM! I hate creepers!

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41 Dr. Weil (Mega Man Zero Series)

If we are going to use the term "Evil" to judge this list, Bowser, Ganondorf, Sephiroth and many other villains on this list don't even come close to the 100th place.

Dr. Weil deserves 1st place. Why? Because he is completely and utterly despicable and irredeemable. He did everything he could solely to amuse himself and out of hatred and sadism. Sure he's not the most appealing antagonist or is a gaming icon, but as a villain, he is as hated as you could really get. He is one of the most evil characters in fictional media, and warrants something. - CrimsonShark

It's not my favorite video game vilain, but he is the most evil in my opinion. And he is one of the reasons the Zero series is really good in the story department. - Eclipsmon

This guy should be number 1. He is the most evil character ever and should not be this low. Plus he killed Zero.

See QG's most hated list and you'll know why.

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42 Dr. Schabbs (Wolfenstein 3D)
43 AM (I Have No Mouth, and I Must Scream)

This thing is EVIL. It destroyed humanity but kept five alive for more than a hundred years so he could torture them every day. - dark2025

44 Edgar Ross (Red Dead Redemption)
45 Chara (Undertale) Chara (Undertale) Chara is a character in the game Undertale by Toby "Radiation" Fox who is one of the seven people to fall to the Underground prior to the fall of the player character. Her name can be changed by the player and will be assumed as the player character, until the Pacifist Route when Asriel asks for the ...read more.

Chara is a killer controls the main character to kill a hole monster race I think and is some one you never see except for end of pacifist route or in fan games so she is mysterious

She should've been #1. She possesses your character, sends you on a genocide route, kills everyone in the entire game, destroys the world at the end of Undertale's genocide, and even kills everyone at the end of the pacifist route if you did a genocide route afterwards. - TopTenX

"Where are the knives"
A Psychotic Child that poisoned itself just so it's "Best Friend" (Also "brother") could absorb its soul, just to it to take control over his body to then KILL people...
Once after death, Chara still despises humanity and everyone else... It caused a literal Genocide... And ERASED the entire world, to get your soul...
After getting a soul, it comes back, but plays good. Just at the end to kill everybody.

This Child has worse than Hitler...
Chara must be the embodiment of Evil, Hate and despair...
Literally erased the Game's world, and then came back to kill everyone once more... To get rid of every living being... With its bare hands... And probably a knife.

How is chara so low? so, Bowser, a goombah who has never killed ANY of Mario's friends, MAKES HIS OWN DEMISE, and befriends Mario in a game. Chara tricks you into killing everyone who you love, mercilessly, whispering to you, and if you are dark enough to kill your friends, she mercilessly stabs her ONLY CHILDHOOD FRIEND, and kills you, than corrupts your game, trading it for your flipping soul. Then she haunts you for the rest of the game, resetting timelines, and making you regret killing that first dummy.

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46 Oberstgruppenführer Wilhelm "Deathshead" Strasse (Wolfenstein Series)
47 Mewtwo (Pokemon) Mewtwo (Pokemon) Mewtwo is a fictional creature from Nintendo and Game Freak's Pokémon media franchise. It was created by Dr. Fuji in an attempt to clone Mew.

Mewtwo is not even a villain what! Mewtwo is just a very legendary and powerful Pokémon which is against humans who are capturing other Pokémon and is using the powers that the scientist gave it to protect every other Pokémon from dangers of evil people. Mewtwo is a hero of every Pokémon, not a villain!

48 Ares (God of War)
49 Cesare Borgia (Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood)

First of all, he (SPOILER ALERT) killed his own father to gain power of Rome, and all of Italy, using the apple of Eden and all of Leonardo the Vinci's weapons to take over Italy. Taking over Montergionni to take the apple, Cesare makes sure Ezio is there to see his Uncle Mario be shot, right in front of Ezio. He also completely pushed his wife, Lucrezia out the way in the game. He eventually tries to take Italy by force, planning insane attacks. He goes to jail after a attack, and breaks out and plans another attack, where Ezio kills him by throwing him off a wall. Cesare is very selfish, evil, and wants to be the king of the world.

50 Diablo (Diablo I, Diablo II)

I feel like baal is more evil than diablo in the game. Plus diablo doesn't make that many appearances in the game.

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