The 10 Most Evil Villains In Video Games

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:

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81 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.

82 Hojo (Final Fantasy 7)

Yes, yes, it's oh-so-obvious to put Sephiroth on this list isn't it? After all he tops just about every damn evil villain list you can find. Well beans to that, I say. Sephiroth's not on this list, instead we've got the evil scientist responsible for putting that god complex into Sephy's mind in the first place.

And that's just the icing on the cake for this guy, not to mention his contempt for his fellow man, (Shrugging off countless Sephiroth clones that killed themselves to make it to the Northern Crater) lack of scientific ethics, (Mercilessly experimenting on Red XIII, attempting at Aeris, and near the end of the game even himself. ) and that creepy slumping forehead of his that makes him look like Mr. Burns. - Mr_Vorhias

Nearly everything bad happening in FF7 can be traced back to Hojo being a complete bastard without any rhyme or reason beyond "science"

83 Dracula (Castlevania Series)

Pure evil.
Betrayed his best friend.
Wishes to bring eternal darkness.
Wants to destroy God and humanity.
Immortal and can seemingly never be truly killed.
King of Vampires and ruler of monsters.
Can turn into a demon
One of the hardest bosses in any video game series.
His own son wants him dead.

84 Cyrus (Pokemon)

Wanted to use Pokemon of Time/Space to destroy and recreate the entire universe without emotions and him as a God.

Insane, dark and a truly great villan

Wow, liked evil in the world, this is amazing!? in a game!? yes!

85 Zanza (Xenoblade Chronicles)

Pure and utter evil. The only reason he's not at the top spot is because this list is determined by votes. Play xenoblade and you'll see.

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86 Dr. Nefarious (Ratchet & Clank)
87 Imran Zakhaev (Call of Duty: Modern Warfare)

One handed but with a army!

Sounds bad

88 Buck (Far Cry 3)
89 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.

90 Jack of Blades (Fable)

Jack of Blades is all around an incredibly good villain. He is a demon, but not the extremely obvious 'I'm a giant monster-dark lord" kind. Jack is insidious. Many think he is actually a great hero, and he keeps up this deception for a large portion of the game. His first act of evil that is shown is burning your hometown to the ground and stabbing out the eyes of your little sister, then kidnapping her. His shadow falls throughout the storyline, and eventually leads to murdering your mother in front of your eyes and trying to harvest your blood to power up an ancient sword, after forcing you to fight through decades of dead heroes and demons. All the while he tries to convince you to turn on your friends. Even after you kill him the first time he returns, and finally becomes a giant dragon because this time he's serious. Even then, if you give in and don the mask, he's resurrected. His backstory is basically that he was part of a group of three entities called the court that came to ...more

Jack of Blades is an incredible villain, for all reasons previously stated, and arguably more of a villain than Ganondorf or Bowser. Why, you may ask?
Despite the implicit threat of destruction, Ganondorf has rarely perpetuated any sort of massacre or even murder, and when it does happen it was only implied. Sometimes he watches Link from the beginning, other times he doesn't, but he rarely gives Link a good reason to really hate him.
Bowser is even less intimidating. He has never even been implied to have killed anyone, with Mario likely having a greater kill count, and his only actual crime is repeated kidnaping. Even then Peach is held safely and comfortably until Mario eventually arrives.
Jack, on the other hand, kills people frequently with amusement. In the beginning of the story he murders your father, stabs out your sister's eyes, kidnaps your mother and burns your home town and it's occupants to the ground. He follows this up with a constant stream of murders, ...more

I don't care what anyone says, this guy is one of the most evil characters I've ever seen in my life and earns #1 on my list. He can suck the souls of heroes and lvie eternally by promising them power using his mask. He can kill a mother and rip out the eyes of a daughter without remorse. He can raise a mage from childhood and later let him be killed when he has no more use of him. He can tempt an heiress to kill her beloved sister so she herself can become mayor. IDK bout you guys, but I think this dude is pretty damn mean and badass. - Dead_Frozen

Even his name sounds evil!

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91 Dahaka (Prince of Persia Warrior Within)
92 Mr. L (Super Paper Mario)

"The man in green is the host of the dark prognosticus." THAT IS WHY LUIGI HAS A DARK SIDE. - Super64Mario

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93 Dieker (The Saboteur)
94 Gnasty Gnorc (Spyro The Dragon)
95 Combine (Half-Life 2)

These things are MEAN. Seriously there basicly terrorists from an alein empire

96 Purple Guy (Five Nights at Freddy's 2)


97 Fassad (Yokuba) (Mother 3) Fassad (Yokuba) (Mother 3)

Easily almost as bad as Porky proper

Still have no idea how he isn't listed under the Fat Bastard trope categorization on T.V. Tropes yet, to be honest - xandermartin98

98 Rudolf Ulbricht von Sturmgeist (Medal of Honor: Frontline)
99 Carlo Falcone (Mafia II)
100 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!

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