Most Sadistic Fictional Characters

Sadistic: deriving pleasure from inflicting pain, suffering, or humiliation on others.

For this list, we rank the most sadistic fictional characters. Some of these characters may be beloved by fans, but nobody can deny they are horrible people, especially after some of the things they have done.
The Top Ten
1 Ramsay Bolton - Game of Thrones Ramsay Bolton, also known as Ramsay Snow, is a fictional character in the A Song of Ice and Fire series of fantasy novels by American author George R. R. Martin, and its television adaptation Game of Thrones.

Ramsay is a despicable character. He enjoys killing people (and often makes it a game), he likes to torture people and he has committed rape. His picture should be next to the word "Sadist" in the dictionary.

Contrary to Ivar from Vikings, I cannot stand Ramsay, he's just really easy to despise.

He's horrible, he killed his stepmother and his little brother among others and he tortured and castrated Theon Greyjoy.

Ramsay makes Joffrey look like an infant.

2 Ivar the Boneless - Vikings

Ivar is a character that lacks empathy and who at times is very sadistic. He killed his own brother out of uncontrolled rage, he let his new born child die in the woods, he killed his wife, he burned people alive, he rules like a tyrant and he likes to emotionally manipulate others.

I did some research on the real Ivar the Boneless (that actually existed) and apparently he was even worst than his depiction in Vikings.

Yeah I researched him as well. The stuff we saw in the show was already very hardcore so I can't even imagine how it was in real life.

Ivar is brutal and unpredictable, one of my favourite characters.

Haha what a name.

Haha yeah, it does sound weird if you haven't watched the show, but basically people call him that because he was born with deformed legs and couldn't walk as a result.

3 Nurse Ratched - One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest

If you've seen the movie, you know how horrible she is. She manipulates the people she is supposed to take care of and treats them horribly, she even caused one of them to commit suicide. The ending of the movie of course is the worst thing she did (which I won't spoil just in case).

I don't consider her sadistic at all. She's a cold, emotionless, unbending instrument of the unempathetic 'system'. Now is she an awful, manipulative person? Oh lord, yes. Total cow. But sadism? Nah, that would involve feelings and she doesn't have any of those.

I wish McMurphy had strangled her to death

4 Carnage - Marvel Comics Carnage (Cletus Kassidy) is a fictional supervillain appearing in American comic books published by Marvel Comics, usually as an enemy of Spider-Man. He appeared for the first time in The Amazing Spider-Man #361.

He's a psycho serial killer who makes fun of killing everyone and everything. Moreover, he has a simbiote, and is even one of the strongest simbiotes ever existed. In my opinion, he should be first with ramsay being on 2nd place

Carnage is what happens when you mix a murderous psychopath and an alien symbiote. Before becoming Carnage, Cletus Kasady was a serial killer who took pleasure in butchering his victims and left his mark with their blood.

He's not only sadistic, but he's also really scary, probably the scariest Marvel villain.

5 Joker - Batman 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.

Such an iconic character

6 Trevor Philips - Grand Theft Auto V Trevor Phillips is a character from the game Grand Theft Auto Five (GTAV), a Mature rated game from 2013, created by Rockstar. He is one of the games 3 antagonists. He is the former friend of Michael DeSanta, who he was part of a bank heist with 9 years prior to the main plot. He is known for being ...read more.

The most insane, violent, twisted and sadistic of the trio of main characters in GTA V. He goes on rampages, he manipulates other characters, he tortured another and he feels no remorse for his actions. He is capable of love though which I guess is a redeeming quality.

Trevor is a psychopath and a sadist, but he's still my favourite GTA V protagonist.

7 General Wilhelm Strasse - Wolfenstein

Creepy bastard

8 Colonel William Tavington - The Patriot

From the moment he killed Gabriel, I wanted to see him dead the whole movie and I couldn't stand seeing him. That's just shows how good this actor is.

Hate him. I'm glad he got what he deserved in the end.

Epitome of a highly royal douchebag.

9 Cruella de Vil - 101 Dalmatians Cruella de Vil is a fictional character who appeared in Dodie Smith's 1956 novel The Hundred and One Dalmatians, Disney's animated film adaptations 101 Dalmatians and 101 Dalmatians II: Patch's London Adventure, and Disney's live-action film adaptations 101 Dalmatians and 102 Dalmatians as the main ...read more.
10 Calvin Candie - Django Unchained

He's indeed a cold racist plantation owner. I see no humanity in this man.

The Contenders
11 Pyramid Head - Silent Hill
12 Eric Cartman - South Park Eric Theodore Cartman is one of the main characters in the animated television series South Park, created by Matt Stone and Trey Parker, and voiced by Trey Parker.

Let's see... he had a kid's parents killed, ground their bodies into chili and tricked that kid into eating it, pushed a psychiatrist's wife to suicide because he called Eric fat, constantly bullies Kyle and enjoys seeing him suffer, loves to make Butters into the butt of the joke and doesn't have any feelings for anyone but himself. Should I go on?

13 Jigsaw - 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.

What a creep

14 Caligula - Caligula
15 Hidan - Naruto Hidan is a fictional character from the Naruto universe created by Masashi Kishimoto and developed into a media franchise, which consists of a series of manga, anime, soundtracks, OVAs, movies, video games, and other collectibles.
16 Vukmir - A Serbian Film
17 Patrick Bateman - American Psycho Patrick Bateman, is an American, serial killing, yuppie, villain protagonist, who debuted in the rules of attraction, by Bret Easton Ellis. ...read more.
18 The Coachman - Pinocchio
19 Chris McLean - Total Drama Chris McLean is a fictional character from the Total Drama Island series as the official host who makes the campers perform a series of challenges for immunity ranging from often humiliating to dangerous.

He loves it when contestants hurt themselves

20 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.
21 Mr. Hyde - Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde
22 Clockwerk - Sly Cooper
23 Negaduck - Darkwing Duck
24 Di Lung - Courage the Cowardly Dog
25 Reverse Flash - Flash Reverse-Flash is a name which has been used by several fictional supervillains in American comic books published by DC Comics. Each iteration is an enemy of the hero known as The Flash.
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