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 Ganondorf (Legend of Zelda)

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

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.

He is maximum evil orcording to the bloodline curse you actually can’t get more evil than this

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2 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.

Bowser is pure evil. His goal to repeatedly kidnap Princess Peach is only fueled by the hate and envy he harbors towards Mario. His army is a group of henchmen that he doesn't give a damn about - he doesn't even flinch as he places them near the greatest pits of danger, lava, deep holes and is basically using them as a shield. He doesn't care for any other life other than his own and Princess Peach's. And he is only desperate to keep Princess Peach alive for the sake of seeing the anguish in Mario as he himself saves the ability to feast over her.

Bowser isn't even close to being pure evil to be honest. He could have tried to harm Princess Peach after kidnapping her, but he doesn't. In addition, he has some standards, which can be seen when he teams up with Mario in a few games. Also, if he was evil, he would have been abusive to his children or even try to outright kill him, but he doesn't - CrimsonShark

People! Don't forget Bowser almost took over the UNIVERSE! (of video gaming). In Super Mario galaxy.

Yeah right, gannondorf killed childen. He's a dorf. It says it in his name.YA KNOW WHAT? BOWSER TENDS TO KILL MARIO, LUIGI, AND CUTE LITTE TOADS, AND CUTE LITLE YOSHI! Plus, bowser would only work with eggman.(And he's evil too! ) Bowser is so evil he looks scary.The reason why bowser kidnaps peach, well is because he become prince of the mushroom kingdom AND THEN DESTORY ALL UNIVERSES! (includeing where gannondorf is).In super smash bros brawl gannondorf had a go at trying to kill tabuu, but he just got PWNED.When bowser saw gannondorf's trophy bowser bited it and attacked it and made sure gannondorf would stay dead.and bowser got to kill tabuu not gannondorf.Oh and I'm also mad that GLaDOS is higher than bowser.Bowser can be funny too! And he has insults too! One time bowser said to mario "HOW ABOUT YOU RUN AWAY AND HIDE IN ONE OF YOUR PIPES? "And someone who begs his life for cake must be evil, right? - Sonicisbest123

He is the most iconic villain of all time and is very cool

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3 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.

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

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

I personally think that the Joker should be number one. I love this guy so much! I cried when what happened to him in Arkham City. (Not giving out any spoilers. ) Come on guys. We need to get this guy to the main top! Or at least in the top 10 or 5 spot.

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

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4 Kefka (Final Fantasy 6)

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.

Definitely the most evil villain of all time, and he didn't even have to kidnap a princess.
Lets list the things he did:
- Blew up a kingdom because he didn't like it
- Poisoned a river, killing thousands of people in a city
- Successfully manipulates the emperor for his own good
- Gains the power of many espers and even the 3 goddesses of magic itself, becoming a literal god of magic
- Destroys the entire world successfully
- Launched beams of concentrated magic to wipe out continents, just because he was bored
What else? He is a nihilistic, narcissistic clown who has no regard for life itself, claiming that destruction is what makes life worth living. Furthermore, he is actually one of the few villains who actually achieve their master plan, and successfully becomes a deity. His death only made the world harder to live, without the god of magic, magic would not be able to exist. He erased the existence of magic along with himself. His final battle music, a ...more

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5 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

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.

She is killing everyone. Shes hacking every computer. Shes destroying windows 10. She must be good

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

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.

Probably the most evil human being ever written into a video game. Shot up an airport containing hundreds of innocent civilians, detonated a nuclear weapon which killed over thirty-thousand troops, made the Russians believe the USA is behind it, starting World War III.

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.

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7 Porky Minch (Mother 3)

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!

Wants to destroy a world for boredom. Before destroying it, however, he still thought of turning most animals into cyborgs and sending Pigmasks (weird version of Nazis) to do some bad stuff, like setting forests on fire and killing people. And he's also the ONE villain in video-games who is truly immortal.

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.

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8 Sephiroth (Final Fantasy VII) Sephiroth (Final Fantasy VII)

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?

Sephiroth is the baddest villian of all time. He's been in two different game franchises and is always hardest to beat. And his sword is longer than any katana in gaming history. I mean the man has his own theme music when the chorus is an orchestra singing his name. Fight sephiroth in kingdom hearts 1 & 2 and tell me he isn't the baddest ever.

A lot of people don't know of the accomplishments sephiroth made as a villian, for some reason and it's quite annoying. I mean, the guy took control of an alien that destroyed planets for eons till her death 2000 years ago. Now that's badass. I understand, kefka deserves to be respected because he became a god.

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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9 Handsome Jack (Borderlands 2) Handsome Jack (Borderlands 2) The main antagonist of the video game Borderlands 2. He is also included in the games: Borderlands: the Pre-Sequel, and Stories from the Borderlands.

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.

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...

Jack is the most funny character I have ever seen. However when you get through the game, you find jack's real personality. You see something much more sinister

Funny douche bag - B1ueNew

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10 Andrew Ryan (Bioshock) Andrew Ryan (Bioshock)

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.

Could you please..?

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

The Contenders

11 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

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

Star wars is very overrated

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12 Wesker (Resident Evil 5)

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!

The most charismatic villian in video game history.

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13 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

I think Giygas deserves a higher place than porky - Jimmy033

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14 Dimentio (Super Paper Mario) Dimentio (Super Paper Mario)

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! "

He thought of everything. He approached the villain, Count Bleck: he found out why he was doing what he did: he worked with him: he trained the heroes to defeat Count Bleck: he sent the four heroes to Hell to make sure they had all of the Pure Hearts to defeat Bleck: he made them use the Pure Hearts on him and defeat him: then, he took over the Chaos Heart and almost destroyed all words: at last, he even foresaw his defeat, and left a shadow of his power to control the Chaos Heart and fulfill his mission, probably giving him another life. He only forgot one thing: love.

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.

"Count Bleck is the true villain of Super Paper Mario."
PFT, just wait until you beat the game...
D I M E N T I O

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

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.

He killed Sonic
I love him
Infinite is better

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16 Mileena (Mortal Kombat) Mileena (Mortal Kombat) Mileena is a character from the Mortal Kombat franchise who debuted in the sequel Mortal Kombat II as a clone of Kitana by Shang Tsung using Tarkatan DNA resulting in her mouth having razor sharp teeth that of a Tarkatan like Baraka, she hated her sister Kitana and vowed to destroy her and take over ...read more.

Come on guys. This woman is creepy and very powerful. Her sexy body is impressive and those sharp-razor teeth only makes her more special
Mileena rulez! - Alexandr

Mileena is the best villain in gaming and in mortal kombat history and she my favorite villain of all time number 1 on my list take that green scorpion

Very creepy and eats human beings when she is a human herself I think and she tried to seduce her sister in mortal kombat 9 and really hard to defeat and her fatalties are really freaky

17 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

18 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.

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.

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

Eggman is really evil

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19 Vaas Montenegro (Far Cry 3) Vaas Montenegro (Far Cry 3)

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

Is that no. 1 villain..

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20 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

21 Nightmare (Soul Calibur)
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.

Shouldn't be sovereign should be reapers in general

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23 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

24 Hitler (Wolfenstein 3D)

Hitler from 1008

25 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

26 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

27 Rudolf Ulbricht von Sturmgeist (Medal of Honor: Frontline)
28 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.

29 Professor Pester (Viva Pinata)
30 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.

31 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."

32 Albert Wesker (Resident Evil) Albert Wesker (Resident Evil)

Wester vs glados

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33 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

34 Nikita Dragovich (Call of Duty Black Ops)

Nikita is evil because she is willing to wipe out anyone in his path for no other reason to destroy human life. You never really know what he's out there for. It is stated even the Kremlin doesn't know his full plan. He came so close to wiping out our entire country. He is ultimately one of the only Call of Duty villains allowed because he isn't out for revenge. He isn't being forced. Makarov, Shepard Zakheav, all have something to fight for. Dragovich does what he does because he simply wants to destroy life. Period.

35 Creeper (Minecraft)

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!

Really? , minecraft fans - B1ueNew

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36 King Ghidorah - Godzilla Monster of Monsters Nes King Ghidorah - Godzilla Monster of Monsters Nes King Ghidorah is Godzilla's Greatest Enemy of all times since 1964's Ghidorah: The Three Headed Monster.
37 Dr. Schabbs (Wolfenstein 3D)
38 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.

39 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

40 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

41 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.

"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.

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

She is so annoyingly stupid - FearMe

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42 Oberstgruppenführer Wilhelm "Deathshead" Strasse (Wolfenstein Series)
43 Carlo Falcone (Mafia II)
44 Ares (God of War)
45 Edward Richtofen (Call of Duty: Zombies)

Dr. Richtofen turned almost the entire world population into his undead slaves or puppets. He killed his partner Dr. Maxis. Edward Richtofen is pure evil at heart.

I feel ya

46 Jacqueline Natla (Tomb Raider)

great villain, determined and willing to go over her family gods or even the whole humanity solely to fulfil her will... love her anniversary version... so evil... - krycekuva

Well... She is such a great villain! Very cool... indeed... - Silverstream101

Well not the most evil I guess
but oh well; she is the only reoccurring adversary in the whole series

You just get even more sadistic and unlikeable each game don't you Natla? - megaboss

47 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.

48 Luca Blight (Suikoden 2) Luca Blight (Suikoden 2)

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

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

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49 Officer Tenpenny (GTA : San Andreas) Officer Tenpenny (GTA : San Andreas)

One of the most realistic, but still the most evil people out there

"See you around...Officer."

Corrupt CRASH leader, evil cop.

Probably the best non-fantasy, non-SF (ie. realistic) video game villain of all time.

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50 Chairman Drek (Ratchet & Clank) Chairman Drek (Ratchet & Clank)

From the beginning, you know Drek is insane-his planet is polluted, so he plans to take chunks of every planet in Ratchet's galaxy to build a new home for his people. The thing is, this will cause the REST of those planets to explode as well. But at least he's doing it for his own people getting a home, right? Wrong. At the end of the game, it's revealed that he himself polluted their planet and only did it to make money, then plans to repeat this across all galaxies. - Garythesnail

But he got turned into a sheep by dr. Nefarious - Jimmy033

Honestly, his goal is this:
1) Pollute the entire galaxy to death.
2) Destroy the entire galaxy.
3) Rebuild the entire galaxy.
4) Profit.
5) Rinse and repeat.
O_O - xandermartin98

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