Top 10 Most Insane Villains

This isn't based off how evil they are. It's based off how INSANE they are. Which is probably why most of your favorites (i.e. Darth Vader) aren't listed. These are those freaks who we could tell just didn't have it all together up in their skulls.
The Top Ten
1 The Joker - The Dark Knight 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

It is so difficult to choose between The Joker and Hannibal Lecter! I love them both. They are both really insane, and both actors won an Oscar by getting into the skin of these characters. I am sorry, Anthony, but Heath was just a little more insane than you. I am really sorry.

Joker is by far the most insane villain I have ever seen or heard of. Sorry to all the other guys on this list, but Joker has you beat on the insanity scale by a lot. To those who created the Joker, you guys definitely hit your target right on the head.

2 Alex DeLarge - A Clockwork Orange
3 Hannibal Lecter - Silence of the Lambs Dr. Hannibal Lecter is a character in a series of suspense novels by Thomas Harris. Lecter was introduced in the 1981 thriller novel Red Dragon as a forensic psychiatrist and cannibalistic serial killer.

I know Buffalo Bill said it, but regardless: It rubs the lotion on its skin, or it gets the hose again.

A census taker once tried to test me. I ate his liver with some fava beans and a nice Chianti. Yup, totally insane.

4 Michael Myers - Halloween Series Michael Myers is a character from the Halloween series of slasher films. He first appears in John Carpenter's Halloween as a young boy who murders his older sister, then fifteen years later returns home to murder more teenagers... read more
5 Cannibalistic Mountain Men - Wrong Turn Series
6 Jigsaw Killer - Saw Jigsaw is a character from the Saw series. He first appears in Saw as a man whose wife passed away. After that, he did lots of tests on people.
7 Buffalo Bill - Silence of the Lambs
8 John Doe - Se7en

This guy makes the Joker look pale. Sure, the Joker is a terrorist, but this guy kills people in the most gruesome ways before leading up to one of cinema's greatest endings.

Though he is calm and calculating when he wants to be, Doe is one of the most far-gone movie villains. Unlike most on this list, he actually thinks he is doing the right thing. He kills people in grotesque ways and sees it as some sort of vigilantism in the name of God, who works in mysterious ways.

9 Jason Voorhees - Friday the 13th Series Jason Voorhees is a character from the Friday the 13th series. He first appeared in Friday the 13th as the young son of camp cook-turned-murderer, Mrs. Voorhees.
10 Kefka Palazzo - Final Fantasy 6 Kefka Palazzo is a character in the Final Fantasy series of video games. Originally designed by Yoshitaka Amano, he appears in the 6th installment of the series - Final Fantasy VI.

"Life...dreams...hope... Where do they come from, and where do they go? None of that junk is enough to fulfill your hearts! Destruction! Destruction is what makes life worth living! Destroy, destroy, destroy! Let's destroy everything!"

A man who just wants to destroy the world with no apparent reason is really insane indeed.

He is dressed like a clown and has the most evil laugh I have ever heard. Enough said.

The Contenders
11 Jack Torrance - The Shining John Daniel Edward "Jack" Torrance is the main antagonist of Stephen King's horror novel The Shining.

I remember being freaked out when he poked his head through the door and said, "Here's Johnny."

12 Leatherface - The Texas Chainsaw Massacre Leatherface is a character in The Texas Chainsaw Massacre horror-film series and its spin-offs. He wears masks made of human skin and engages in murder and cannibalism, alongside his inbred family.
13 Cannibalistic Cliff Men - The Hills Have Eyes
14 Pyramid Head - Silent Hill 2
15 Peter Foley - Copycat
16 Norman Bates - Psycho Norman Bates is a character created by writer Robert Bloch as the main character in his novel Psycho, and portrayed by Anthony Perkins as the primary antagonist of the 1960 film of the same name directed by Alfred Hitchcock and its sequels.
17 The Joker - Batman (1989)
18 Freddy Krueger - A Nightmare on Elm Street Series Fred "Freddy" Krueger is the main antagonist of the A Nightmare on Elm Street film series. He first appeared in Wes Craven's A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984).

A pedophile who wants to slash you with his glove and attacks you in your dreams. Now tell me he isn't insane. But I still think he is kind of awesome.

How is Jason anywhere near crazier than Freddy? Seriously, Freddy is at 17 and Jason is at 13. And Freddy makes Ledger's Joker look like a chump, just saying.

I may be insane, but he is my favorite forever. Robert Englund rocked this role to its core! Freddy is the best.

19 Tyler Durden - Fight Club Tyler Durden is a character from the movie Fight Club. He doesn't actually exist as he is The Narrator's split personality. He was created by the perfect storm of the Narrator's insomnia-induced insanity and his frustration with a hollow life of wage-slavery and consumerism. He is the manifestation... read more
20 Flowey - Undertale Flowey is a flower in the RPG Undertale. He is the first character you meet, and also your best friend.

Literally unable to feel compassion if he tried, knows nothing but murder and hatred. Plus, he has the best laugh of them all. Listen to "Your Best Nightmare."

21 Mr. Teatime - The Hogfather
22 Professor Moriarty - Sherlock Holmes

Moriarty is an extremely intelligent and insane villain. He does not just pick out a random person to ruin. He chooses a person with the same intellect to challenge him. In my opinion, his current ranking as number 23 is incorrect. I think he deserves to be in the top 10, or at least the top 20. The games he plays to "advertise" his "business" in public during the Reichenbach Fall trial show the risk he is willing to take, even though to him they may just be another game he knows he will win.

23 The Master - Doctor Who
24 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.
25 T-Rex - Jurassic Park
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