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Anime and manga creators have created a wide variety of villains, and some of them, like the ones on this page, are utterly horrific in their cruelty and depravity.

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  • Absolute Duo: Narukami Sakaki pretended to befriend Toru Kokonoe so as to gain entry into Toru's family sword-training dojo. Once inside, he casually murders everybody inside before setting the building on fire, while mocking his victims as "being weak." Next Sakaki turns his sword on Toru, which Toru only survives because his grievously wounded younger sister, Otoha, took the blow instead. Narukami then mocks the Heroic Sacrifice by saying "how boring, all she did was die." Some time later, Narukami does something similar to a boy who would later be named "K," killing the latter's older brother before him resulting in his family being torn apart, and him being sold into a criminal organization that made him a combination slave/test subject/Child Soldier, and when "K" wound up in prison after attacking Toru at Koryou Academy, Narukami teleported him out and sliced him in half, vertically, letting him live just long enough to tell him that his life was meaningless and his role in the story is over. When Toru returns home on a yearly pilgrimage to honor the dead, starting with his sister at the cemetery, he finds Narukami waiting for him at the site of his former dojo, acting as if nothing's wrong, like he doesn't understand why Toru's angry. After trying to make Toru sound crazy for wanting to avenge his fallen loved ones, Narukami gets bored and slices Toru's shield in half—along with the arm behind it.
  • Acid Town has these two pedophile rapists:
    • Ashiei is a member of the Yakuza, like many characters in this manga, but what distinguishes him is the fact that he raped his stepson Yuki and sold him into being a Sex Slave when Yuki was only 12. Years later, he shows up again, stalking his stepson. When a friend of Yuki's tracks him down to confront him, Ashiei brags about his stepson's "talents" as a slave and about raping him. He reveals that he's stalking Yuki out of revenge for being left with burns from a fire that Yuki set to escape him, because his looks were ruined and he's in pain, despite the fact that Yuki showed mercy by not killing him. When he finds out Yuki is still alive during their confrontation, he gloats about how he wants to rape him again, and tries to do so until Yuki escapes. He was a Stalker with a Crush on Yuki's mother, took the opportunity when her husband died, possibly raped her as well, and was a factor in her suicide. He's unable to work with pretty much any gang other than Wang's triad, because of his behavior that ranges from unstable at best to purely sociopathic. Even the other Yakuza reject him.
    • Wang shows up upon the scene of Ashiei and Yuki fighting years later. He reveals himself to be a False Friend of Ashiei's, offers Yuki a loaded gun to finish him off. However, it turns out he was the slaveholder/pimp that bought Yuki from Ashiei. He is an owner/seller of child prostitutes. He didn’t help his former victim out of any noble cause, but instead wants Yuki, now seventeen-years-old, for himself as his personal "pet," as well as using him as The Mole against an opposing mob boss that's actually treating Yuki with some degree of respect and caring. By kidnapping Yuki and holding him hostage, along with his previous actions to consolidate power, he's also managed to turn the heat up on a Mob War that had grown somewhat cold after the first round of deaths.
  • Sora from Air Gear. He's an absolute bastard who emotionally abused his brother and his girlfriend, the two people who loved him and trusted him most. He even brainwashed the latter, and when they stopped being useful to him, he threw them aside like trash. While he does have a slightly sympathetic past that paints him as a failure, this justification rings hollow when it's shown that he's orders of magnitude more powerful than every single rider except Ikki. Furthermore, he remorselessly killed several friends who were once in the same situation as him and who even helped him, all in the name of gaining personal power. He is either directly or indirectly responsible for all of the deaths in the series and he doesn't even think highly enough of the lives he's taken to feel something like satisfaction, let alone remorse or regret. After he is defeated, he spits in the face of redemption and even tries to turn his girlfriend into a bomb so that he could kill everyone in the tower in which he was fighting so that even if he were to lose, his opponents wouldn't win, and he only gave up afterwards when faced with overwhelming power that convinced him he would never be able to succeed. Even his terrifyingly Ax Crazy brother looks tame and compassionate in comparison.
  • The Ajin terrorist Satou (real name Samuel T. O'Brian) is the primary villain of the Ajin series. Charismatic, remorseless, and loving violence like loving a video game, Satou kills indiscriminately and commits atrocities for the thrill of death and combat, all the while claiming to be an Ajin liberator to gather followers and disguise his intentions. His first attack was to kill an Ajin-abusing CEO by toppling a building into his company headquarters, and, just for fun, he went in with the building and killed his way out of the defending police special units. His second attack was to assassinate 15 government and corporation officials involved with Ajin abuse, personally killing his targets gruesomely and not sparing anyone standing in his way. His final attack was to steal 20 units of nerve gas from his last target's company headquarters, take over a JSDF base, arm them on missiles, and demand the Japanese government to submit Japan to Ajin rule within one week, or else he will use them to completely exterminate Japan. When the Japanese government compromises some islands for Ajin self-governance, Satou rejects the offer and prematurely launches a missile at the Prime Minister's office, before reiterating his demands of wanting full control over Japan. This act, killing an untold number of innocents in a massive radius, shocks even his subordinates, making them question Satou's motives and eventually desert him as he reveals his true motivations to them. In addition, in his confrontations with antiheroic Ajin Nagai Kei throughout the story, he had always pleasantly stated his intention to chop Kei's head off, making Kei experience "death", and was willing to kill people Kei had cared about in front of his eyes to torment Kei for opposing him.
  • The Patchman, the Big Bad of the series AR∀GO: City of London Police's Special Crimes Investigator is a vicious Serial Killer initially dubbed "This Era's Jack The Ripper" for his depraved and random murders. The Patchman murdered The Hero Arago's parents and later his brother Ewan in the future. The Patchman is later revealed to murder people so he can take pieces of them to keep his own rotting body mobile. He is also responsible for empowering his servants, the Four Horsemen after taking advantage of their pain and despair to enlist them in ending the world and destroying humanity. He reanimates Ewan as a corpse with his consciousness trapped in his mind to mess with Arago, and at the final battle he possesses Ewan so Arago can know the despair of his own brother killing him.
  • Attack on Titan: Sergeant Major Gross of the Kingdom of Marley military forces is introduced in a flashback when he catches young Eldians Grisha and Fay Yeager trying to see the airships at a field. Ordering Grisha savagely beaten, Gross leaves to take the eight-year-old Fay home, but instead feeds her to his dogs while she's alive and makes his own sons watch. Years later, Gross is in charge of turning the Eldians into mindless, man-eating Titans while releasing one man to be chased and ultimately devoured by his former comrades. Mocking Grisha himself for being Eldian, Gross states his reason for his actions is his desire to exterminate all Eldians and his belief that such cruelty is simply "fun". He then proceeds to turn the last of Grisha's comrades into a small Titan just for the fun of seeing Grisha and the Titan fight before Grisha is devoured
  • Lady Luuza Luft from Aura Battler Dunbine (by Yoshiyuki Tomino, again), an Evil Matriarch of the worst kind who plots against her own husband (who, despite being the Big Bad, comes across as more sympathetic than her) to have the power all to herself and her lover Bishott (and it is doubtful she has any loyalty to him as well). She will do absolutely anything to get what she wants, including murdering her own daughter in cold blood, which she threatens to do in an early episode and actually does prior to the bloody finale. Her Karmic Death at the hands of Rimru's heartbroken boyfriend is both brutal and highly satisfying.
  • In Azumi, Bishamonten, named after the Japanese War God, is the leader of the "nobuseri," or masterless samurai-turned-bandits who've taken to preying on the populace. Occupying a post town, Bishamonten massacres whoever stands against him and makes the town his personal kingdom where women are regularly raped or kept as Sex Slaves for him and his men. One son of a former samurai, who attempts to kill Bishamonten for raping his sister, is easily disabled by Bishamonten, who then thanks the man for his sister's body before killing him and having his corpse defiled. Kidnapping high-ranking officials in the province, Bishamonten uses them as hostages after slaughtering most of the province's military, and has said hostages dropped onto sharpened bamboo stakes later. When he captures Azumi's comrade, a transsexual woman named Kiku, upon discovering Kiku is biologically male, Bishamonten breaks his word to not harm Kiku by allowing one of his lieutenants, Seiryu, to rape and beat Kiku to death.
    • Konishi Shizune and Tadane are a pair of psychotic twins who pose as a single "Shizune" in a small province. Pretending to be a devout Christian and the son of God, Shizune slowly manipulates the land's new administrator, the peasants and the samurai, laying the groundwork for a brutal war between them. When tensions are high, he then gives a speech to the peasants to declare the conflict a "holy war" that God himself has decreed. The twins proceed to drug Azumi herself, keeping her captive in their home where they torture her, starve her and deprive her of sleep to break her mind and make her their new servant, while also involving their old nursemaid Naka in the "games" as well, by forcing Azumi to choose between eating or sleeping and Naka's life. The twins proceed to enjoy the bloody war they have created while planning to have the noncombatants take refuge in a mine before trapping them there and burning them all alive. When a young woman whose family has been killed in the conflict offers herself to one of the twins, he proceeds to torture her to death while mocking her. Hiding their utter depravity behind a veil of gentle serenity, Shizune and Tadane end up being two of Azumi's most vile and deeply personal enemies.
  • Szilard Quates of Baccano is an immortal Mad Scientist and alchemist who believes in knowledge being the most important commodity in the world, and to that end devours immortals for their knowledge. After becoming immortal, Szilard devoured the brother of the immortals' leader before being driven away. Szilard creates Artificial Human homunculi to serve him, abusing them mentally and physically. He also developed his own immortal potion that he feeds to intelligent people before devouring them to amass their knowledge without working for it. He isn't above straight up murder for his purposes either. It's mentioned at one point he finds no greater joy than in devouring others.
    • Fermet also qualifies big time. Upon gaining regenerative immortality, he killed a similarly immortal child repeatedly in incredibly painful ways for an unknown number of years. His excuse for doing this is that they need to learn the limits of their immortality and he's testing to see if there's a level of damage they can't recover from. That's his excuse, while the real reason is simply sadism.
  • Baki the Grappler's Yujiro Hanma, definitely. He beat the everloving crap out of his own son, titular Baki Hanma, so that Baki's entire body, except his face, is covered in scars, killed Baki's mother, and then beat up Baki's friends and allies just to show he could, ALL IN LESS THAN AN HOUR. Yujiro has enough Charles Atlas Superpower to be effectively untouchable by police and authorities (even the military) and uses his abilities to do whatever suits his fancy without repercussions to put relentless psychological pressure on his son (including, but not limited to, threatening to kill his girlfriend if Baki fails his expectations, and to subject Baki's possible children to the same abuse he had piled on Baki), just to create an opponent worthy of himself. And that's not counting the thousands of people he murdered since he was at least sixteen, or the fact that every fight we've seen him in ended in him delivering a No-Holds-Barred Beatdown while grinning like a maniac, just because it's the sadistic bastard's idea of fun. Or how he treats his other son (i.e. less than dirt on his slippers). Baki puts himself through Training from Hell and a series of incredibly brutal martial arts tournaments just to become able to protect himself and his loved ones from Yujiro. The worst part is that Yujiro hasn't got his comeuppance yet after about 600+ chapters - though this is quite understandable, as his defeat would end likely the series.
  • Two of the Big Bads from Bakugan qualify.
    • King Zenoheld's original plan was to enslave the Bakugan to use them as entertainment against their will, passing them off as inanimate playthings. When they got free and were revealed to be sentient beings (a fact that horrified a large number of his followers), his response was to bring in the Bakugan Extermination System to perform a genocide on them simply because he lost. When that's stopped, he has a Villainous Breakdown and goes Omnicidal Maniac, trying to destroy the entire universe, all because the Bakugan got their freedom from him. He also treated his son like a disposable soldier, which came back to bite him in the end.
    • Emperor Barodius is a power-obcessed tyrant who declared war on a peaceful planet for no reason other to gain more power than he already had, showing a willingness to wipe the entire planet off the face of the universe to get what he wants. He's also a firm believer in You Have Failed Me... and You Have Outlived Your Usefulness. If he doesn't kill you for either of those things, he brainwashes you into his loyal puppet. He also kidnapped a large number of kids from Bakugan Interspace to brainwash into his loyal soldiers. Once again, he did all of this for power when he already rules his own plant! If he wasn't evil enough as it was, the fact that Code Eve saw it fit to not vaporize him, but instead imprison him in an alternate universe for eternity, sealed inside armor created from his own evil and stuck to his throne. Then he comes back as Mag Mel and gets a lot worse.
    • Mag Mel is possibly the worst of them all. He spent the series as a Sealed Evil in a Can in three different ways at once, showing that whoever put him there really wanted to make sure he never got out. What did he do to deserve this? He commited genocide. His current goal? Destroy the Earth. Venoheld went through a Villainous Breakdown from one too many failures to become an Omnicidal Maniac, Mag Mel already was one to begin with. What makes him even worse is his use of his Psychic Link with Dan and Drago. His primary use isn't that bad, siphoning off energy to free himself. It's his secondary use of it that makes him outright horrifying. He uses it to Mind Rape them with terrible visions of the destruction he intends to cause and to mock and taunt them. Does he need to do this for his plan to work? No, sending his henchman to battle them is enough to do that. Mag Mel is doing it just because he likes it! He performs Mind Rape on a boy and his best friend for fun. Turns out, he's actually Barodius. You'd think being locked up in armor that's Made of Evil and imprisoned for eternity in another dimension for his genocidal crusade against Neathia would've taught him a lesson, wouldn't you? And then there's killing Mistress Sellon even though she'd completed her asignment perfectly and hadn't failed him. He slowly distingrates her into nothing as she pleads for him to let her live to see his plan go through. He kills her and absorbs her energy, saying that her will to live was impressive but he'd much rather use her energy to fuel himself. Even though he was notorious for doing this as Barodius, the sheer sadistic pleasure he takes in it as Mag Mel shows that if there was any good in Barodius, it's died since he became Mag Mel.
  • Tenzen Yakushiji, the Number Two of the Iga Clan in the Ninja War series Basilisk absolutely leaps heads and shoulders over any of his fellow ninja for sadism, cruelty, greed and monstrosity. Secretly a centuries old former Koga himself, Tenzen has nothing but loathing for the Koga and little use for his own Clan. When Princess Oboro seals away her mystic eyes, Tenzen attempts to rape her before being stopped by a Koga attack. Engaging the Koga ninja, Gyobu Kasumi, Tenzen hears how Gyobu's father was murdered by Iga and in their duel, tricks Gyobu into striking at a child, forcing the boy's father to take a fatal blow, solely so the child's pain rattles Gyobu enough for Tenzen to win. Tenzen sadistically toys with other ninja and even abandons his loyal student Koshiro because Koshiro had objected to his actions with Oboro. When Tenzen captures the beautiful Koga shinobi, Kagero, because her powers make raping her impossible, he brutally tortures her by impaling her with needles, before attempting to rape Oboro with intent of forcing her to dispel Kagero's powers to force himself on her as well. When he faces off with the young Koga leader Gennosuke, Tenzen reveals his intent to destroy all in his path, end the war victoriously and force Oboro to be his bride while he rules Japan from the shadows through the young shogun.
  • Beyblade has few:
    • Doji from Metal Fight Beyblade. He is a cruel, sadistic man who doesn't care about anyone in the Dark Nebula except Ryuga and takes pleasure in feeding people to L-Drago, and he does it to Dark Nebula bladers who lose a match and fail him or when they are no longer useful. He also recruits bladers against their will into the Dark Nebula and we see that all bladers who fail him are kept as prisoners in his headquarters. He makes no effort to hide how evil he is, openly mocking and laughing at his enemies as he enjoys their suffering. Ryuga has excuse of being possessed by L-Drago's evil influence, but Doji is pure evil all on his own. It's satisfying to see him defeated by Ryo Hagane/The Phoenix and being killed by Ryuga.
    • From the same series, we also have Reiji Mizuchi. He's a cold sadist who relishes the suffering of his enemies. Aside from Ryuga and Doji, he is only person who enjoys being in Dark Nebula. He destroys his opponents' Beyblades For the Evulz, even if they've already surrendered to him. His entire fighting style revolves around striking fear into his enemies, which he loves doing. And winning isn't his goal, breaking his opponent is. Even when he's already won, he has a habit of keeping the battle going just to cause his opponents even more pain and humiliation, all the while laughing his head off at their suffering! If it's any sign of his character, he named his Beyblade's finishing move "Poison Genocide" - that should tell you something about his personality. He embodies Teens Are Monsters and is one creepy scum who deserved to be defeated by Ginga and turned into a stone by his own attack. He is sometimes considered to be worse than Ryuga due to his cold sadism.
    • L-Drago itself qualifies. In Metal Fight Beyblade, we find out that L-Drago came from the meteorite and landed on Earth and its evil influence corrupted people and turned them into evil beings who wanted to use its power in order to take over the world. It was defeated by Pegasus and it was sealed away. Also, L-Drago feeds on energy from other Beyblades and human energy and it's power possessed Ryuga and turned him into an Ax Crazy psycho. He is the only Beyblade who is pure evil.
  • Alan Gabriel of The Big O is a terrorist, Serial Killer and thrill-seeking psychopath who leads the group The Union. Obsessed with hurting others for fun, Gabriel gleefully carries out his group's assassination missions, especially targeting sentient cyborgs to hurt them the most. Regularly organizing destructive terrorist attacks on Paradigm City, Gabriel betrays The Union for Alex Rosewater, killing his former comrades before hunting down heroine robot Dorothy and trying to torture her to death to mock the hero Roger Smith with it. Growing bored with working for Rosewater, Gabriel is given his own giant robot, a Megadeus, and proceeds to attack Paradigm City, intending on slaughtering and massacring everyone he can.
    • Eugene Grant, from "Missing Cat", is a truly despicable Mad Scientist convinced that he is a god due to his recent discoveries in transmutation. To constantly improve his alchemic transmutations, Grant kidnaps innocents by the dozens and transforms them into pain-stricken abominations that he keeps alive and on display for no particular reason. When many of his old partners abandon him because of his depravity, Grant has one mauled by one of his monsters, and kidnaps two of his former compatriots' son Roy before turning the boy into a cat, following this up by murdering said couple in front of their son. Grant proceeds to transform Roy into a monstrous chimera, then sics it on Roger Smith while he holds Smith's partner Dorothy at gunpoint, ordering Roy to destroy first Smith, then all else in his path. Despite being a Villain of the Week, Eugene Grant handily stood out as the most wicked and irredeemable monster in the series alongside Alan Gabriel.
  • From Bio-Meat: Nectar, we have Jean Cloche. At first, he seems to be a Funny Foreigner Cloudcuckoolander that serves as a foil to his French Jerk superior. Then, he's an Affably Evil Chessmaster who effortlessly manipulates a stupidly aggressive American general into helping him steal/take control of BM production using a terrorist attack as a pretext. Then, when everything goes FUBAR, he leaves everyone high and dry, consciously and willingly dooming Kyushu (the only one of the four main islands that's not overrun by BM at that point). 'THEN, it's revealed that he was behind the events leading to the previous outbreak, which resulted in the deaths of over 100 million people on the Japanese mainland. His reaction when confronted with this basically boils down to "You can't make an omelet without breaking a few eggs" - always while keeping the same trademark bemused, smiling expression.
  • Niardi (Also known as Nyaldee) from Biomega is the Overlord of the DRF, and is responsible for all of their crimes throughout the manga. Developing a god complex due to her tremendous "empathy" powers, Niardi spread a virus across the Earth that turned all it infected into ravenous zombies. After decimating much of humanity with this virus, Niardi created her own world, which she named The Recreator, and populated it with numerous bio-androids, all with human-like emotions. Centuries later, Niardi first razes an entire village of innocent bio-androids to the ground, then rips out the lone survivor's womb in order to use it to perpetrate the birth of Niardi's daughter. Niardi then tries to murder and absorb the powers of her own daughter in order to wipe out the remains of humanity, along with the bio-androids, then start over and create another world which she will reign over as sovereign. Convinced of her own superiority above all else, Niardi is a genocidal psychopath who saw all other living things as insects to be crushed under her boot.
  • Birdy the Mighty has Satyajit Shyamalan, a Corrupt Corporate Executive with an insane Social Darwinist philosophy of only the 'Chosen' deserving life. Locating an alien superweapon called the Ryunka, Shyamalan seeks to use it to 'cleanse' the world. Murdering those in his way, Shyamalan later strangles the host of the Ryunka's grandfather to death and hooks the Ryunka up to a device of his own making to amplify its powers, killing many, many people with the intention of completely annihilating humanity save those he deems worthy of life.
  • In Black Bird, we have Kuzonoha Shuuhei. While all the male characters are a bunch of misogynist jerks, Shuuhei stands out among the whole bunch as the most cruel and depraved. Following a failed attempt to rape Misao Harada, he severely wounds her to facilitate her abduction from Kyo's dojo. By his own admission, he has no qualms about injuring her as long as she is able to provide him with an heir that will consolidate his position as the head of his clan. Only a total bastard like this can make a Bastard Boyfriend like Kyo seem like a Knight in Shining Armor to Misao by comparison.
  • Black Butler had Lord Trancy from episode 8 of season 2. He has a bunch of boys captured and made into his Sex Slaves right up until he dies of old age. He even gets rid of those that are "broken", calls the boys "dolls", and beats them. We see Lord Trancy have multiple boys brought to him at one point, his intention to pick the "best" out so he can sexually abuse them. In the first episode of Season 2, we see Alois Trancy, his adopted son, naked near Lord Trancy sleeping in bed, with a cold, vacant look in his eyes. He's the reason why Jim Macken/Alois Trancy (the Sole Survivor among those poor boys) is...the way he is.
    • From the manga: Baron Kelvin, once a kindly philanthropist, became obsessed with young Ciel Phantomhive and steadily went deeper into darkness. Founding his own circus known as the Noah's Ark, Kelvin would recruit children from orphanages to serve as performers, with many |killed performing dangerous stunts, to Kelvin's amusement. Those injured or killed were sacrificed for the experiments of "The Doctor," Kelvin's right-hand man. Worse still, Kelvin used the performers of the Noah's Ark Circus as his personal army and kidnappers by threatening the safety of the children from the work houses they came from. After meeting Ciel, Kelvin revealed he had constructed a replica of the day Ciel was sacrificed, with multiple children tortured into empty shells of their former selves. It was soon revealed that Kelvin had long since broken his word to his subordinates: the work house they came from was long since burnt and abandoned, with the children having been dead for years.
    • The Doctor, Kelvin's number two, is a man who only cares for his experiments in prosthetic limbs. Fashioning new limbs from the bones of children, the Doctor takes those who are injured or killed by the circus and harvests them for "spare parts," with Ciel surmising that he had long ago killed the work house children. After Ciel kills Kelvin, the Doctor seems entirely unconcerned with anything but continuing his work and attempts to sacrifice a child on the makeshift altar to prove to Ciel why Ciel should hire him.
    • Angela Blanc/Ash Landers is a dual-gendered, shapeshifting Fallen Angel who is disgusted with what they see as mankind's "uncleanliness". Ostensibly loyal to the Queen of England, the angel killed Ciel's parents as part of their plan to "purify" the world and regain favor in God's eyes. The angel horrifically turns multiple girls into dolls, using their bodies as an army of puppets. During a curry contest, the angel gives a spice to a contestant which causes those who eat it to go into a berserk rage. When Ciel goes to investigate their cult, the angel fuses the bodies of both of his parents together to torment him. When the Queen fails to live up to the angel's standard of "purity" by refusing to lose a part of her late husband which had been implanted into her, the angel leaves her to die before using a demon dog it had corrupted to burn London as part of its insane mission. Not even holding itself to the demands it puts on humans, the angel's devotion to purity is a hypocritical one, as the female personality, Angela, is a sadist who shows arousal when torturing Sebastian.
  • The unnamed doctor from Black Cat. A sadistic Mad Scientist with a penchant for human testing, The Doctor conducts a number of awful experiments over the course of the series, transforming a man into a werewolf, brainwashing captured bounty hunters into fighting their friends, and trapping Train in a illusory world where the very people he cares about most are trying to kill him. Fascinated by ten-year old Eve's power to shapeshift, The Doctor kidnaps her towards the end of the series, planning to vivisect her in order to discover how her abilities work. Loyal only to himself and driven by his need to know, The Doctor outshines even Big Bad Creed Diskenth when it comes to villainy.
  • Black Clover: Rades, known as the Cyclops Sorcerer, is a vicious, vengeful Evil Sorcerer who decides to attack the Kingdom of Clover. Using his Curse that enslaves the dead to him, Rades bombards the city with magic blasts and unleashes his zombies to devour everything and everyone they find. Rades then takes time to mock and terrorize a little girl before trying to kill her as well, the girl only by The Hero Asta's intervention. When Rades reveals his unbelievably petty motivation for wanting Clover destroyed, he proceeds to sneer that "reasons are best when they're simple" and declares his belief that as one with powerful Mana, he is free to do whatever he wants to those weaker than him, even if he is destroying a country and killing everyone inside.
  • Chaka from Black Lagoon is possibly the biggest Jerkass in the entire series with little to no excuse for his needlessly sadistic and often idiotic behavior. Even Sociopathic Heroes such as Revy and Ginji are disgusted by this asshole's actions, and his abuse of Yukio at the bowling alley in particular is enough to bring out Rock's absolute worst language and drive him to violence. He gets a well-deserved comeuppance at the hands of Ginji, who uses his shirasaya blade to slice up Chaka's gun -- and then cut off his hands. Followed by forced drowning.
  • In the manga adaptation of Black★Rock Shooter: The Game: by TNSK, White★Rock Shooter is the catalyst of mankind's extinction. Posing as an alien idol singer, W★RS has herself cloned by a scientist named Gibson while her forces attack the Earth. Gibson makes a failed attempt to kill W★RS after finding out about her appetite for her progeny, prompting W★RS to call for the destruction of the human race. She proceeds to kill all but two of the clones and beat one of the surviving clones, Nana, before falsely telling her that Gibson never loved any of them. Sensing that the remaining humans have found the final clone, Stella, W★RS orders her enforcers to kill them. She soon kills two defectors, along with their new human allies, and plots the destruction of the Earth just to spite a third defector. Afterwards, she forces another enforcer to kill Stella and Nana, promising her death should she fail or succeed. Confronted by the two surviving clones, W★RS strips Nana, fakes her death, beats Stella to near-death, mutilates her arm, and taunts her by spitting out the apparent remains of Nana. As their fight nears its end, W★RS asks Stella to help her conquer another planet and crush its people's wishes so she can rule over them for the rest of time. Cruel and self-centered, White★Rock Shooter would without hesitation or remorse kill anyone who she felt wronged her.
  • Blade of the Immortal brings us the truly despicable Shira, who's just around the level of Yujiro Hanma in his depravity. He murders a Hooker with a Heart of Gold who was just in the business to pay for her mother's medicine, because he enjoys cutting up women and making their muscles seize up during sex. After that, he savagely, gleefully tortures an assassin with his saw-edged sword and severs the leg of the unarmed woman that led him and Rin to the trap. After losing both of his hands to Manji, Shira is saved by his employer, who asks if he's chosen a new set of hands yet; he raped a hooker (to death) and young boy (who provides his new pair of hands) all night long in his cell. Later on, he mutilates and brutally cuts a woman to pieces, gags her with her own dismembered hand, impales her through the breasts, and rapes her to death, while eating parts of her corpse. After finding Rin, he strips her of everything but an open shirt, tied huge rocks to her feet and left her tied to a dock, half submerged in water during winter. Eventually, Shira gets saddled with one of the most satisfying ends ever written for a manga.
    • It's exceptional how well Shira can execute numerous Bait the Dog moments while actually appearing sincere. A heartfelt speech to Rin? To drive in how he killed and ate her dog. Helping Renzo seek revenge? Forces him to be a sex toy for Shira's abusive benefit. Truly emotional pleading of Renzo to call off his revenge? He ends it with a spiteful "never listen to men like me!" Fucking the poor kid up even WORSE!
    • The same series also features Hayakawa Kakōsai Genkei, an absolutely vile samurai who killed his newborn daughter because he saw no value in raising a girl. He later took up sword-sparring with his eight-year old son, who refused to fight him - so he cut the kid in half for being a coward. Not only that, but when his wife Hyakruin mourned the death of her son all he had to say was she'd have another son.
  • Blood Blockade Battlefront: The King of Despair, the Arc Villain of the anime's first season, is an otherworldly entity that has caused countless tragedies for thousands of years. Possessing the body of a teenaged boy, the King manipulates the boy's sister into bringing him Leo Watch, so his can use Leo's magical eyes for his master plan, promising to leave her brother's body if she does so. As soon as brings him Leo, the King goes back on his promise, fatally shooting her and reveals he intends to use Leo's eyes to destroy the barrier around the city of Hellsalem's Lot that keeps Earth from being torn apart by an alternate dimension. When his ally accuses the King's apocalypse of being too dull, the King responds by telepathically throwing around buildings and summoning a horde of zombies, looking on with delight as the terrified citizens are slaughtered.
  • While Diva from Blood Plus is a very evil bitch who raped and murdered Riku Miyagusuku just to impregnate herself, some people still find some sympathy for her due to her horrifying past. The real monster here is her caretaker, Amshel Goldsmith, since he and the original Joel's experiments turned Diva into the Ax Crazy The Ophelia Hive Queen that we meet. Amshel also has no qualms about killing anyone, including Diva's own chevaliers, if he feels they are getting in the way. In fact, it's revealed in the end that Amshel only cares about Diva as a specimen that satisfies his intellectual curiosity, and it's implied he raped her at some point to see if she could conceive a child with him.
  • Gostello from Blue Comet SPT Layzner, a Gradosian officer who takes We Have Reserves Up to Eleven - his only real joy is killing people, the more defenseless the better, and his lust for blood is such that he often murders his own men just to get a kick out of it. Logic tells him that killing his own men might prove detrimental to him as well...but he's so Ax Crazy that he just doesn't care. To cement his Complete Monster status, in fact, he often refers to his victims as "prey" or "meat" and gets all tingly at the prospect of murdering people in the most gruesome of ways. Truly a monster, if there ever was one in such a dark Real Robot series. And his hilarious death of getting stepped on by a giant mech? WELL EARNED.
  • In Blue Exorcist, Dr. Michael Gedouin, the resident Mad Scientist of the Illuminati, spends the entirety of the Izumo Rescue Arc proving himself to be the most selfish and utterly depraved villain in that story arc. In flashbacks, he and his team abduct Izumo, her sister Tsukumo, and her mother to use as subjects in his research on the elixir of immortality. He subjects their mother to horrific experiments that reduced her to a broken, bloody shell of a person, while threatening to use Tsukumo (who was two years old at the time) next if Izumo did not follow his demands. When the heroes storm his laboratory, they discover that he has been brainwashing people who visit the town near the lab and using them as disposable fodder for his experiments, turning them into shambling, semi-conscious zombies. When called out on his atrocities, he actually employs a Humans Are the Real Monsters argument to defend himself, considering himself to be above the people he uses as guinea pigs. Further, it is repeatedly show that his only motivation for his evil is to earn approval from Lucifer. An immature, self-centered bastard who relishes the suffering of others, Gedouin stands head and shoulders above most previous villains in terms of monstrosity, with his actions even disgusting Lucifer himself.
    • Ernst Frederik Egin, exclusive to the anime, is a member of the True Cross Order who, despite his claims, is entirely motivated by his racism against demons. Ernst would send men to kill demons and those associated with them, regardless of innocence. When he learns that his daughter Yuri is pregnant with Satan's children, he has her put on the stake to be burned to death, something he had done to many other women before. He even has people watch, but when Satan comes to rescue her, he abandons them all while he escapes. Many years later, Ernst finds one of Yuri's children, Yukio, whom he persuades to his side. He then murders The Order's leadership, becoming its new leader, with his first command issuing all True Cross Academy students weapons forcing them to fight demons, despite many being inexperienced. He also tasks Yukio to bring him his brother Rin saying he will spare Rin, only to admit he lied once Yukio does this. Ernst proceeds to torture Rin, knowing it would open the Gate to Gehanna where he will drop his nuclear bomb, The Messiah, onto the world, destroying it and eradicating every last demon there. When Yukio offers to take Rin's place, Ernst allows it, but tries to kill Rin anyway. When Satan finally appears and foils Ernst's plans by revealing to Yukio what Ernst did to Yuri, he responds that Yuri was not his daughter for loving a demon and her children are just disgraces to him. Sacrificing all those he see, family members included, Ernst proves that humans can become more evil than demons.
  • Masaru "Kodama" Kodaka, the second child to pilot Zearth in Bokurano (also from child-friendly mangaka Mohiro Kitoh), loves the rush of fighting the enemy in an urban district, gleefully justifies the reckless killing of bystanders by claiming that "it was their fate" and that a million deaths are outweighed by saving the whole world, and wants to destroy even more to provide business opportunities for his father, a Magnificent Bastard who is the only one he looks up to. Doesn't feel quite so happy after he accidentally crushes daddy too.
    • Then there's Dung Beetle in the anime, the 'cute mascot' who is utterly unsympathetic toward the doomed kids and even takes a perverse joy from seeing their misery - that's not to say he's a saint in the manga, but at least there, he eventually gets some Character Development and mellows out a bit after his sister Yoko is shot dead, becoming a Stern Teacher as time passes.
    • In the manga, the most evil character has got to be Morihiro Hatagai. What he does to his student and lover Chizuru "Chizu" Honda is completely and utterly horrible, so it's no wonder the girl goes Yandere once he breaks her. He's considerably toned down in the anime, though, but still above Jerkass level; in the manga, he's so sick that Chizu's friend Kirie, the biggest Stoic in both manga and anime, was trying to stab him after one talk.
      • And the worst part is he got away with the whole thing! Not even sued for sexual intercourse with a girl under sixteen and making her a sex slave for his "buddies"! He's even seen beginning to seduce another of his girl students as a replacement! Crapsack World, indeed.
  • Bomberman B-Daman Bakugaiden: From Series IV, Dark Koutei, in the form of a giant eye, is the main, and worst, villain of the entire series. One thousand years ago, he and his army attempted to take over a solar system before being locked away by the Big Good; another thousand years later he reemerges. He is a truly Bad Boss: instead of just berating or even firing his minions, he locks them up in strange, inescapable domes, doomed to float around in space for all eternity. There's also the matter of how he procured his son: by kidnapping a child and corrupting him. Koutei manages to be the most despicable villain in Bakugaiden without really trying.
  • Bryan J. Mason, later known as Largo, from Bubblegum Crisis is the Big Bad of the first part of the series. A Corrupt Corporate Executive who manipulates the Boomers by kidnapping a child boomer so he can gain access to the technology that allows him to pinpoint a Kill Sat in space and had one of his own Boomers go berserk to force her to panic and unleash the Kill Sat in a boomer populated area. When he's first shown on screen in episode 3, he heartlessly evicts the tenants of a poor neighborhood and has his demolition crews continue their job even though a woman is still trapped inside the building-he only stops them after she is dead to rub it into the heroine Priss's face. After his supposed death, he reappears as a Boomer named Largo who manipulates a group of Sexaroids, leading to most of their deaths and tricks the final Sexaroid Anri into believing Priss had murdered her best friend Sylvie to make Anri stab Sylvia. Larog then uses his Kill Sat on multiple occupied cities to destroy the bases of his former masters without care that the blasts consume entire city blocks. For all his rhetoric on 'equality', he sneers that Sylvie was 'just a sexaroid' before killing Anri in front of Priss and declaring his intent to become a god before being defeated when he tries to take everyone with him using his Kill Sat toy to satisfy his ego.
  • Takashi Nishikiori in Cage of Eden is a sociopath with a sadistic love for tormenting and torturing others. Once crash landing on an island with hundreds of other passengers, Nishikiori establishes himself a power base by blackmailing a large group of people into serving him in exchange for him giving them the antidote to a lethal plague they have contracted, claiming to be a doctor. When the group's leader tries to swear allegiance to save his young daughter's life, Nishikiori refuses to cure the duo to ensure no threats to his power, laughing over them as they die in agony. As leader of his group, Nishikiori encourages whistleblowing and betrayal amongst his followers, brutally beating and torturing any who try to stand against him, all while having zero problems sacrificing the lives of those loyal to him. When confronted by Akira Sengoku's group of teenagers, Nishikiori tortures them, sends them on a suicide mission, then attempts to burn the dozens of teens alive one by one, forcing the others to watch and cackling at their misery. In his worst scheme, Nishikiori captures all the females in Akira's group, then forces the males to try to rescue the girls, planning to execute one girl for every failed rescue attempt. Nishikiori then tries to force the girls themselves to sentence one of their own to die, secretly promising his men the chance to gangrape all of the girls left alive once their "game" is done. Even when beaten, Nishikiori takes sick glee in revealing he's not even a real doctor who can cure a dying student's ailment, and makes one last attempt at screwing everyone over by taking a little girl hostage to make his getaway and leave everyone else to die. Nishikiori's presence on an island filled with monsters and mutations solidified the idea that sometimes, man is far crueler than any beast.
  • Chaos Dragon: Lady Kohkaku is a sadistic general for the Kouran nation, who kidnaps male children she finds attractive—possibly raping them—before killing them, absorbing their souls to extend her life. When her forces are attacked by rebels in a village, she has her men shoot through the villagers while fighting. After discovering Ibuki is hiding in the same village, Kohkaku returns to raze the whole place, personally setting fire to an orphanage in the hopes the screams will draw out her foe.
  • Norose Genichi, the Big Bad of Chaos;Head, is a sneering, arrogant, sadistic bastard with a god complex who specializes in Mind Rape, especially of young girls. What he did to Sena's family (and most especially the amusement he felt about it) was so far over the Moral Event Horizon that it begs belief and that was one of the first things that the audience knew about him!
  • In the anime version of Chrono Crusade, Aion sheds his original counterpart's redeeming qualities to become a remorseless man seeking ultimate power. Beheading the leader of Pandemonium to use her head as part of a ritual, Aion sparks a war in the domain that leads to the death of countless millions. After tearing off the horns of fellow devil Chrono, Aion bestows them to a young boy, Joshua, an apostle needed for his ritual, the horns leading to Joshua having maddening visions and petrifying everyone in his orphanage. Convincing a woman to kill a whole town of people as a sacrifice to him, Aion delights in the control he exerts over others. Conducting his ritual, Aion nearly destroys San Francisco with the energy. When Joshua's sister, Rosette, seemingly stops him, Aion reveals it was really her powers he was after. Brainwashing and kidnapping her, Aion uses Rosette's healing abilities to make her appear a prophet, declaring mankind sinful and trying to have them tear each other apart. Knowing his godhood would come at the price of the destruction of both Earth and Pandemonium, Aion is a selfish man ruled by his own desire.
  • Claymore has the former Number 1 ( previously a number 2), Roxanne of Love-Hate as at least a borderline case. Despite her good looks, she's an absolute sadist, especially in regard to her former comrade Cassandra. Her Moral Event Horizon, as revealed in 119, is causing the death of Cassandra's only friend, then mocking her to make her go berserk on the other Warriors. She then impaled Cassandra's head with the sharp pommel of her sword. It gets worse, though. The Awakened Being killed Cassandra's friend very, very slowly, and it's implied it raped her. Roxanne cheerily says she looked like she was enjoying herself, so interfering wouldn't be right.
  • Luciano Bradley, Psycho for Hire and Knight of Ten from Code Geass. Bradley is even known to be a Complete Monster in the eyes of most of the other characters in the show. Fearless Action Girl Kallen is visibly frightened the moment she finds out she is in the same room with him; the fact that he implies that he plans on raping and torturing her does not help alleviate that fear. He also kills his own men without a care (whether needed or not) and loves to kill people slowly using his mecha's energy drill while asking them what's the most important thing for them. It's taken to the point where neither of his KOR allies, Suzaku (whom he almost killed for the hell of it, and whose deceased girlfriend he insulted) and Gino (whom he called a rich boy whose family name is the only reason for his position), seem to care at all when Kallen kills him in battle (whereas she and Gino even exchange some semi-friendly banter).
    • It's worth noting that Luciano does not, in fact, have a single line of dialogue in which he isn't insulting, threatening, or otherwise expressing a desire for hurting someone. and at several points comments that his only reason for being a soldier is because that way, he can kill as many people as he wants and not be punished.
      • As a case study, Luciano Bradley, for his part, does get a Freudian Excuse. He had Abusive Parents, and he killed his abusive dad when he was a child, apparently in self defense. However, he can't gain the audience's admiration or pity because it's largely irrelevant to the fact that he enjoys killing people. There's also, then, the fact that it isn't even talked about in the actual anime, just in supplementary materials; as well as the fact that he isn't the only character in the series to have abusive parents.
    • How about V.V.? He manipulates Suzaku to kill Zero by telling him about Geass and that he's responsible for Euphemia's massacring Japan. Then he kidnaps Nunnally and forces her to be part of the Britannia family again, which has quite the bad effects on the girl's psyche. He also killed Empress Marianne purely out of petty jealousy and hid it from his father Charles. It finally gets his own twin brother, who was NOT an angel himself, to finally kill him after he has lost the battle with Lelouch. If you're making Emperor Charles look good, you're definitely really bad.
  • The appropriately named Vicious of Cowboy Bebop is Spike Spiegel's Arch Enemy. Formerly Spike's friend and partner in the Red Dragon Syndicate, the psychotic Vicious is defined by his bloodlust, ambition, Lack of Empathy, and penchant for betraying anyone remotely close to him. He murdered his and Spike's mentor, Mao Yenrai, because Mao signed a peace treaty with a rival syndicate, then desecrated Mao's body to lure Spike out of hiding. In the past, during the Titan War, he spied on his own side then framed Gren, a fellow soldier who was fiercely loyal to him, for his crime. When he and Gren meet years later for a drug deal, Vicious tries to kill him with a suitcase bomb just because. After one of his men dies by taking the bullet for Vicious, Vicious is appalled by the man's dedication and self-sacrifice, saying there is nothing in life worth believing in. In the finale it's revealed that, prior to the series, Vicious responded to the revelation that his lover, Julia, was cheating on him with Spike, by trying to force her to choose between killing Spike herself or both of them dying. After murdering his superiors and usurping control of the Red Dragon Syndicate, he keeps the former hits ordered on Spike and Julia going, leading to Julia's death, and Spike's own death after his final battle with Vicious.
    • Udai Taxim, from "Black Dog Serenade", is a psychopathic assassin and an old enemy of Jet Black, who is named "the devil himself". Introduced after having slaughtered a group of guards on his prison ship to escape, Udai goes on to kill the pilots of the craft. Engaging the police with his gang when they come to stop him, Udai continues his killing spree, having his men wipe out the cops' attack force. Confronted by Jet, Udai reveals that years ago he conspired with Jet's former cop-partner to kill Jet, which led to Jet losing his arm in a shoot-out, before Udai attacks and tries to kill him once again.
  • Prince Julio Ikaruga Mitsurugi, heroine Ange's evil brother in Cross Ange, betrays her at a ceremony to expose her as a "Norma"; Normas are humans without magic who are shunned and sent to become glorified Cannon Fodder in a war against interdimensional DRAGONs (alien beings). Their mother is killed trying to evacuate Ange from this fate. Julio has their father arrested and promptly executed to seize the throne himself. He manipulates their crippled sister Sylvia into baiting a trap for the now battle-hardened Ange, so Julio can capture her, torture her and murder her himself. When she escapes, Julio, taking advantage of a proposal from the mysterious Embryo to destroy and recreate of the world, eagerly decides to simply "purify" the Norma, regardless of age, and launches a brutal attack on their home of Arzenal to kill all of them, including Ange. Even Embryo, who didn't have this in mind, finds this unacceptable, and alerts Ange to his location, allowing the betrayed sister to enact some payback.
    • The aforementioned Embryo, the "Creator" of the world, was a scientist who grew tired of warfare and kidnapped the mighty DRAGON Aura to power the creation of a new world. Embryo creates a system where those without magic are oppressed and used as Cannon Fodder to kill DRAGONs trying to recover Aura, while discarding and recreating humans when they fail to impress him. Embryo seduces many of the pilots to his side, using Salia sexually while lying about how he loves her. When Ange herself refuses his advances, Embryo tortures her by forcing her mind to undergo overwhelming pain and then physical need. When Ange tries to escape, Embryo shows his true colors by taking over the mind of her faithful maid Momoka and even tries to fatally shoot Momoka when she resists. Upon the final battle, Embryo simply decides to obliterate all of humanity again, coldly rebuking one of his subordinates for caring about others, and tries to sacrifice his loyal followers to buy himself time. When he is through trying to seduce Ange, Embryo tries to beat and rape her before trying to kill her for not "accepting his love". Any positive actions or qualities are all just an act.
  • Jewel Princess from Cutey Honey is a Psycho Lesbian who runs a jewelry shop as a way to trap girls she finds particularly lovely. She has them brought down to her basement, stripped naked and subjected to a gas that turns them into statues for her to keep around and admire. She claims to love their screams of despair as they're converted into statues, getting high off their pain. She forces Honey to watch as she does this to an innocent girl, and then later takes a serum that changes her into a literal monster who aims tear Honey apart, limb from limb.
    • Miss Scorpion from Episode 7 is an invincible combat sadist who gets off on fighting. The warden of an illegal island prison, she watches men fight each other to the death (often participating herself), while selected women are made her slaves; the ones who aren’t are raped by her guards. Sending out her Thug Hunters posing as vigilante policemen, one of her many captives is Akira Fudou, whom she challenges in a fight for his freedom, knowing she'll win thanks to her powers. When Daiko is kidnapped by the Thug Hunters, Honey and her friends go to the island to save her. There, Scorpion has the male prisoners fight her three toughest Hunters to the death, a task she knows is impossible. When Akakabu looks to be winning, Scorpion sends another Hunter to take him out, electrocuting Danbei when he tries to help. When Honey enters the ring to fight, Scorpion threatens her by torturing Chokkei the more she gets beaten up. After Akira is freed by Honey and rigs the island to explode, Scorpion turns into a monster using Panther Zora’s powers and tries to take Honey with her via explosion. Incredibly sadistic and violent, Scorpion was the worst of Zora’s new Panther Claw members.
    • Panther Zora is the true leader of Panther Claw, and Cutey Honey’s Arch Enemy. A powerful, immortal witch who desires complete global domination, Zora desires Honey’s Airborne Element Fixing Device (her power source) in order to accomplish her goals. She forcibly turns people into her Panther kaijins and sends them out to kill Honey, not caring how many people are killed, or if they’re killed by Honey. Despite being the older sister of second-in-command Sister Jill, Zora doesn’t care when she’s killed by Honey. Supposedly being defeated by Honey, Zora returns 100 years later as a naked teenage girl in a mech suit, now going under the name Black Maiden. Working with the villainous Dolmeck, Zora promises him power if he were to bring her back to her full potential. Placing him in charge of Cosplay City, she allows crime to run rampant. She helps Dolmeck give criminals a Psycho Serum that allows them to turn into monsters for Honey to kill. Eventually resurrected by Dolmeck to her full potential, Zora escapes Dolmeck’s spaceship as it crashes and leaves him to die in his explosion. Now fully revived, Zora tries to start another Panther Claw by giving special powers to certain female criminals, including the ability to transform into monsters. These criminals end up causing a lot of death, and at one point come close to blowing up the entire city. Sadistic and selfish, Zora only cared about herself, seeing others as tools to further her goals.
    • Dolmeck aka The Lord of Darkness is the ruler of Cosplay City, and the second-in-command for Panther Zora, now going under the name Black Maiden. As ruler, he allows murder, rape, and robbery to run rampant among the city. Making a deal with Zora to fully revive her in exchange for power, Dolmeck creates a Psycho Serum that he gives to various criminals that allows them to transform into monsters, wanting Cutey Honey to kill them. Having the power to absorb souls, he uses that power to draw in hundreds of evil souls from the criminals Honey killed, wanting Honey to kill him so that the souls will be released into Zora, giving her power. He has one of his goons, Peeping Spider, kidnap Chokkei in order to lure Honey to him in his spaceship. When he sees that Honey’s made it on board, he orders Spider to kill Chokkei, seeing him as having served his purpose. When Honey stabs him and unleashes the souls, Dolmeck brags about how all Humans Are Bastards with evil souls, and laughs when Honey argues against him. An arrogant sociopath who doesn’t even shed a tear when his own girlfriend, Death Star, is killed by Honey, Dolmeck is one of the worst this series has to offer.
    • In the Gainax animated OVA, Sister Jill is given the treatment of this trope, being the supreme leader of Panther Claw in this version. Originally locked away after Honey Kisiragi’s success, Jill was released and slaughtered all of the scientists. Establishing Panther Claw to spread terror and fear, Jill wants to destroy civilization and emotion out of fear of feeling sadness or confusion. Jill also wants Honey for herself, wanting to use her as a way to gain eternal youth. She sends her kaijin Gold Claw to be arrested in order to destroy the police station and start a riot. She later approves of Cobalt and Scarlet Claw’s plan to kidnap and murder every woman in town who looks like Honey until the real Honey shows herself. Having Black Claw bring back the captured 10,000 women, Jill uses the women as a fuel source for her Jill Tree, wanting to use it to spread her influence around the world. When Honey and Natsuko break into the Jill Tree, Jill uses her butler to psychologically torture Honey due to looking like her deceased father. Taking Honey for herself, she plans to combine with her to obtain absolute power, wanting to turn everyone in the world into emotionless shells like herself. After Honey is freed by her friends, Honey figures out that Jill is lonely, and attempts to combine with her to make her have emotions. However, Jill subverts her redemption by refusing to combine with Honey, and forces the Japanese government to launch a nuclear missile onto the Tree, planning on destroying the entire town, with the reason being that she’d rather die as herself than change. A cold-hearted sociopath who sees her kaijin as tools, this version of Sister Jill is far more evil than every other version.
  • Cybernetics Guardian: Adler is an elitist scientist who wants to exterminate his city's slums. When another scientist Layla, tries to research a peaceful solution to the violence in the slums, Adler tries to have her test subject, John Stalker, killed. Using a mechanical suit to get revenge after John injures him, Adler goes on a rampage, killing two innocent police officers and threatening Layla while trying to murder John.
  • In Cyborg 009, Skull is the leader of the Black Ghost organization. He and his men exploit ongoing wars as way to make money by selling their weapons to both sides. In order to complete Black Ghost's "Cyborg Soldier" program, Skull sends his operatives across the world to kidnap people, taking them away from their families and friends so they can be forcibly experimented on. As a way to show off Cyborg 0013's capabilities, Skull has the cyborg rampage across Tokyo, causing tons of damage and endangering the lives of countless people all so he can create a spectacle for his investors. Skull later escalates the Muamban Civil War by dealing weapons to both sides of the strife, planning to expand the conflict into other countries simply so he can sell more weapons. Skull is also a user and abuser of his minions, and he will kill his underlings for reasons ranging from failing him to simply being of no more use to him. His primary goal is to provoke another World War just so he can deal more arms and make more of a profit. Skull is ultimately someone with an utter disregard for human life, only caring about the sales of his weapons.
    • Skull's second-in-command, Van Vogt, isn't much better. A Black Ghost executive who poses as a businessman to cover his exploits, Van Vogt forcibly converts three of Joe/Cyborg 009's childhood friends into cyborgs and sends them out to murder him. When they can't bring themselves to kill their old friend, Vogt activates the bombs he planted in them to punish them for their failure. He later invades the Yomi Kingdom with an army of robots. While liberating the Pu'Awak people from the oppressive rule of the Zattan, Van Vogt's regime proves to not be much better, as he forces the Pu'Awak to work on Black Ghost's ultimate weapon, the Demon Statue. He mindwipes Helen, one of the five Pu'Awak princesses, so he can use her to infiltrate and destroy the 00 Cyborgs' home. One the mission has been accomplished, Vogt leaves her for dead. When Helen and her sisters get fed up with his rule and help the 00 Cyborgs, Van Vogt mercilessly kills all five of them.
  • The Dagger of Kamui: The villainous Tenkai aims to take over Japan for himself. Having the hero Jiro's adoptive family murdered, Tenkai trains him as a ninja and manipulates Jiro into killing his own biological father before ordering Jiro's village to be slaughtered to the last man. When Jiro learns of his true other, Tenkai has her murdered too, attempting to manipulate Jiro into leading him to the lost treasure of Captain Kidd in the West, also using Jiro's brainwashed sister as one of his soldiers. Using a body double, Tenkai attempts to have Jiro and all his friends killed with the double even trying to rape Jiro's sister as well. Finally, during the downfall of the Shogunate, Tenkai attempts to take advantage of the war to finally seize control of Japan, lacking allegiance to nothing but his own ambition.
  • Two examples from the old-school Super Robot anime Daimos:
    • The Big Bad King Olban, unlike other Blamlings seen in the series (who have very sympathetic backgrounds and are Anti Villains who fight for their people), is just a cruel and power-hungry tyrant who cares for nothing but himself and openly states that the "peasants" only exist to be ruled, manipulated, and preyed upon by those in power. He's revealed in the series to be the mastermind behind the war between humanity and the Blamlings, as he murdered the previous king (Richter and Erika's father) and blamed the deed upon the humans to take power for himself, taking advantage of the Blamlings' desperate situation after losing their own home planet. That's how bad he is - he places his own ego and ambition above the survival of his own race.
    • As if to counterbalance this, the Earth side of the war gets an utter bastard as well: Chief General Sakimori Miwa, a frothing and rabid General Ripper who thinks the best way to settle disputes is to exterminate the opposing side. Ostensibly on the heroes' side, he actually tries to undermine Kazuya and his friends at every opportunity, even accusing them of treason, and cares nothing for the civilians caught in the crossfire, saying that it is foolish to pass up a tactical advantage out of respect for human life - he doesn't even care about the ones he's supposed to defend! Later in the series, he even goes so far as to personally execute a group of injured and defenceless Blamlings just out of hatred. Luckily, after this heinous act, Kazuya decides that enough is enough and gets a Crowning Moment of Awesome by administering a No-Holds-Barred Beatdown to the scumbag and leaving him half-dead, all while loudly calling him out on his bullshit. It's hard not to enjoy that particular scene. For the viewers' satisfaction further, when Kazuya's friends Kyoshiro and Nana stopped Kazuya from beating Miwa into full dead, they explained that even the human government also had enough of Miwa and it is implied that he'll face a trial and won't be able to get any position in the government ever again.
      • It is telling that Super Robot Wars, more often than not, delivers them an even worse fate than the series did - Olban usually makes his last stand in a powerful robot so that the player can personally kill him; and Miwa often gets killed in a particularly gruesome and humiliating way (for instance, vaporized by a blast from Genesis in Alpha 3 or killed by the heroes while at the helm of a Gilga-Zamune as he's aiding SEELE in their genocidal plans in MX.)
      • Empress Janera from Combattler V is cruel even by Super Robot villain standards. Initially wanting to Take Over the World, Janera sent her monsters to destroy resistance, but was always blocked by Combattler V. It is revealed Janera even oppresses her own people, the Campbellians, inspiring their true leader Deus to return and lead a revolt against her forces. Realizing time is short, Janera opts for a new solution against Earth: leading an attack personally, she deploys a bomb to the earth's core to destroy the planet and kill everything on it.
  • In the Animated Adaptation of Danganronpa, Junko Enoshima is a despair-obsessed teenager who desired for nothing less than the destruction of the entire world's hope. A genius intellect and superior analytic abilities led to her growing intolerantly bored with stability. Misery and despair alleviated this boredom, so she devoted her entire existence to satiating her hedonism. Recruiting both her devoted sister and her childhood lover, she destroyed Hope's Peak Academy from the inside out, using whatever methods needed: torture, countless murders, and subterfuge. Forcing the student council to descend into a ruthless killing game, she used the aftermath of that tragedy to brainwash an entire student body using the talents of a coerced Ryota Mitarai. She kidnaps the goodhearted Chisa Yukizome and lobotomizes her into her servant before using Chisa to draw out the 77th class and convert them into Ultimate Despair by executing the beloved Chiaki Nanami. She gets away with this by humiliating and blackmailing Juzo Sakakura, the head of Hope's Peak security, about his secret love for his friend right after she denigrated Ryota for helping cause the world's end. She mentally tortures and kills her lover, then culminates the tragedy by making the brainwashed student body commit murder-suicides of all but the 78th class of Hope's Peak Academy. To guarantee the complete dissolution of hope, she erases the memory of her classmates and manipulates them into betraying and murdering each other to escape a situation they placed themselves into. She proudly announces how she killed her own sister when discovered, and almost succeeds in throwing the survivors into despair until Makoto Naegi rebukes her. Rejecting any offer to turn back and make amends, she executes herself both to spite the 78th class and to revel in the despair of her own death. Extreme sadomasochism mixed with influential resources and superior intelligence defines Junko, and she will stop at nothing to indulge her despair obsession. Friends, family, and love are abused, tormented, and corrupted all for the sake of despair, and, even in her last moments, life itself was just another sacrifice to despair.
  • Episode 7 of the new season of Darker than Black has a new Contractor character, Ilya, who is certainly an example of this. Prior to getting his powers, Ilya was a Serial Killer of women. As he himself notes, becoming a superpowered sociopath actually improved his behavior, as while before, he was Ax Crazy, now he can kill calmly and painlessly. While not stated outright, Ilya's Remuneration seems to be doodling pictures of murdered women, and he seems to do this of any female character he happens to see.
    • The Gaiden introduces Claude. While Contractors are generally just amoral, Claude is actively a malicious sadist who loves using his powers to appear as someone's loved ones in order to torment them for a kick. The depths he'll sink are revealed when Claude murders a group of Contractors who were just trying to live peacefully. Oh yeah, and he tries to release a genocidal Eldritch Abomination because it's fun.
      • The manga, Shikkoku no Hana, presents Coach Daisuke Mioka, who shows a human being can out-evil any Contractor with his dickishness. He seduces his students - including his cousin, and then posts web porn of them. Bad? when one of them finds out, he manipulates said cousin to go speak to her...and hires a gang to go rape them both under the pretense of him 'saving the day'. Oh, and he gets a teacher to sleep with him by drugging her. Did we mention that he even tries to taser someone when they're deciding NOT to kill him? When Hei decides to kill a normal human in cold blood, even if he's beaten to it, you know the guy is a nasty piece of work.
  • Deadman Wonderland has one in the form of Tsunenaga Tamaki. Underneath his idiotic smile and demeanor, Tamaki is a truly twisted spawn who is a pure sadist. As the chief warden of the titular Deadman Wonderland, he doesn't even care that under his supervision dozens upon dozens of prisoners are being brutally butchered every single day, all for the sole purpose of gathering money. He'll even go so far as to have the prisoners experimented on simply for his own entertainment. What really makes him so unsettling is his mannerism, how he can keep such a calm demeanor no matter what he does to people, and how he doesn't even get angry when things don't go his way. This is shown by the fact that he's waiting for his own father to die just so he can have complete control over Deadman Wonderland, and also when he sat there playing Video Games when his poor mother died a slow and painful death during the earthquake disaster. A man driven by sadistic pleasure and power, Tsunenaga Tamaki cements himself as one of the most sadistic and vile individuals that Anime has ever graced us with.
    • The Director is even worse. He's a Psychopathic Manchild in charge of managing the titular prison. He uses his position to initiate mandatory Death Games (he poisons EVERYONE and then sells the antidote in exchange for death game prize money). He forces the Deadmen to take part in Blood Sport and dissects the losers. He has scores of Mad Scientists working under him and created not only the Undertakers, but also the Forgeries.
  • Death Note: Light Yagami, by the end of the series, proves that absolute power corrupts absolutely. While he starts off by using the Death Note to kill off criminals who ruin society, he's quick to declare himself "God of a new world" and rapidly expands his targets to include anyone who opposes or so much as denounces him, the FBI investigators attempting to catch him, and anyone else he sees as a hindrance to his ascension, often taking sadistic glee in his victims' agony as they die. He views everyone around him in terms of how useful they are to him, disposing of one ally the moment she has served her purpose and sparing the lives of his family only because killing them would draw too much suspicion to him. His disinterest in the fate of anyone other than himself is shown most clearly when he gives the Note to the belowmentioned Higuchi, who he knew for certain would use it for selfish and evil purposes just so that he can throw the authorities off his trail. By the time he announces his intention to start killing the lazy and anyone else he arbitrarily deems unworthy of life in his new world, it is clear to everyone that he is simply "a crazy Serial Killer. Nothing more or less."
    • Kyosuke Higuchi from the Yotsuba group is certainly a Complete Monster as well. To be precise, Higuchi abused his employees before getting the notebook. Then, when he did, he killed people with slim to no motive whatsoever. He also tried forcing Idol Singer Misa (who dislikes him not just because she loves Light, but for being a Dirty Old Man) to marry him so that he could get money from insurance for when she would die by his hand..This caused Rem to prefer Light over this slimeball and makes the Humiliation Conga he goes through, ending with his arrest by the task force and death via Light's watch slip, even more satisfying.
  • Elimona, the sociopathic Fallen Angel of Defense Devil who believes everything exists for her amusement and pleasure. She was stripped of her power for manipulating humans into warring with one another, so she plots to gain greater power through even more manipulation. Elimona also poisons Kucabara's friend Idamaria and steals the latent powers of Lilith from her, and sets the demon world up for total genocide as she regains her power. When Legato intervenes with her plans, she threatens to enslave unlimited innocent souls. And never once does she display an ounce of empathy for anyone who isn't herself.
  • Several of the murder victims in Detective Conan were killed because they crapped on their killers or their friends/families in the past, BIG TIME. Listing them all is obviously a suicidal mission, but a special mention goes to Daisuke Torakura, the eccentric horror novelist who gets to marry a beautiful local girl with a particularly sadistic Scarpia Ultimatum and ruins the life of his ghost writer by causing his Ill Girl sister's death and tricking him into believing that the girl still lives to force him to keep working for him.
    • In an episode in the second season, Heiji/Harley tries to beat Conan at a murder mystery. The banker and victim of the case was this, and he was killed because he ruined and forced to suicide his best friend just to get his hot (and pregnant) wife. Said wife was so disgusted once she found out, that she pretended to lose the baby girl but secretly sent her to a convent to keep her away. Several years ago, the girl came back and started working as a maid for the banker, not knowing what her relationship with the family was. When the wife found out the banker was planning to do to her daughter and her boyfriend what he'd done to his old friend just to get at her...well, you see what happened. (He wasn't aware at first, but when she told him, he simply brushed it off.)
    • Yutaka Abe/Mark Newman on the episode "Flames of Confusion". Most perps on this show usually have a motive that the audience can sympathize with and show regret at the end, but not this guy. He killed his friend from college 20 years ago for the insurance money—don't ask how he had a policy. He used his company and employees to try to build the perfect alibi. Everyone thinks he's suspicious. Even Detective Mori/Moore, who usually suspects the wrong guy, is right on the mark, but no one is able to solve the case. And when Conan blows open his case anyway and confronts him in the airport parking lot, where Abe is trying to flee the country with his money, Abe attempts to murder Conan brutally, but Conan's soccer skills win the day anyway. Oh, and after he's arrested, he angrily condemns the 'brat' who caught him. Basically, when this guy is first interviewed for the case, he had a completely inappropriate tone for his long-time friend just dying, and when Conan finally catches him, his facade drops and he almost looks, sounds, and moves like a real monster.
  • In the anime series of Devil May Cry, Sid is a cowardly lesser demon who will do anything, including murdering children and fellow demons, to rise in the ranks of Hell. Killing a man, Sid wears his skin to manipulate his friend, Nina, and later threatens Nina's life to force her daughter, Patty, to activate his ritual to summon the great demon Abigail, to absorb his power. Summoning a demon army to slaughter everyone on Earth, Sid cares nothing for the death and destruction as long as he gets to rule Hell, just to eradicate his own inferiority complex.
  • Nebiros of Diabolo is notable in that even before his first appearance, he's described as 'the especially brutal, heinous one who bestows every imaginable pain'. And this is coming from a fellow member of the Six Great Spirits, AKA Satan's Generals. When he does finally arrive, the first thing he does is torture a church full of his worshipers to death while wearing a happy little smile. And while he doesn't perform any Necromancy within the series' run, he is also known as Hell's greatest necromancer and theoretically could resurrect the people he slaughtered, horribly murder them again, and repeat at will.
  • Dokuhime:
    • Queen Datura Metel Mitragyna is the selfish, hedonistic ruler of Mitragyna. To mock the lowborn king of Glandol, Icarus, at a feast, the Queen poisoned common folk dressed as nobles at his table. Icarus allows the neighboring nations free access to Glandol's vast water supply, on the condition they cease hostile action, including banning Mitragyna from exporting poison, enraging the Queen. Using assassins known as "poison princesses" to create political instability, the Queen tries to have the Glandol king assassinated and when this fails, poisons the water of another country, framing Glandol to start a war.
    • Mandrake raises the poison princesses by having them ingest food and drink laced with poison, even violating them with a poison-coated stick, until all of their bodily fluids will kill any they touch. Using the girls as assassins, Mandrake cares nothing for them and has those who fail their missions or run away hunted down and burned at the stake. When the aforementioned Queen orders a nation's water supply poisoned, Mandrake has a young poison princess decapitated and her body thrown into the stream to infect it with her blood.
  • Dolls Fall: Headmistress Chloe Zola-Kanno fell in love with killing the helpless when she witnessed her own orphanage headmistress go mad and kill her friend when Chloe was a child; and began killing orphans with her. Seeking to resurrect an evil witch with the screams and blood of virgins, Chloe brings girls with special powers to her orphanage by killing their families. Letting the witch's spirit torment and kill the girls, Chloe bathes in their blood to stay eternally young, which she's done for a century. Chloe also rents her girls to the townsfolk to be used in depraved sex rituals. When a pair of reporters upload Chloe's crimes to the internet, she goes ballistic, ordering all the orphans killed, before having her staff commit suicide to appease the witch's bloodlust.
  • In Dragon Slayer (1992 OVA): Ackdam, the Demon Lord, is a powerful Evil Sorcerer who invades the kingdom of Faaren, massacring everyone in his path, wiping out the capital city and personally killing the king. Ackdam proceeds to set up a horrific regime where citizens are starved, enslaved and killed at the will of the king and his minions, opposed only by a small rebellion and the renegade prince Sirius. When Sirius rescues a village from Ackdam's minions, Ackdam reacts by sending his chief minion Zagi, in dragon form, to wipe out the village to the last man and attempts to capture Sirius to execute him with his captive mother the Queen, wishing to rule Faaren no matter how many people have to die.
  • Izumi Ran from Durarara!! not only kidnaps his rival Masaomi's girlfriend and gloatingly breaks both of her legs to get revenge on him, but also delivered a truckload of abuse on his own brother, Aoba, for extremely petty and selfish reasons, namely that he couldn't stand being perceived as 'less' than him. Worse, he is also a sex offender and even threatens to rape Earthworm after already putting her through a massive beatdown. Even despite Earthworm's lack of morality, Izumi showed himself as ready to sexually assault her just to force himself on someone helpless.
  • The Unknown Man from the manga Elfen Lied is indisputably one of these. In order to find our protagonist, he crafted a radar system made from a silpelit who was still alive. In order to make sure that she wouldn't use her powers against him, he also built a tank for her which would keep her in a constant state of excruciating pain. He also felt it would be a shame to let said diclonius' body go to waste, so he, in no grey terms, raped her. Finally, just when you think this guy couldn't get any more repulsive, he attempts to rape Mayu. Because this man proves to be the embodiment of humankind's most monstrous nature, when Lucy kills him by unceremoniously tearing him in half}}, it's quite satisfying to see.
    • Director Kakuzawa was the head of the research facility that experimented on the Diclonii. Kakuzawa was defined by his extreme hatred of humanity, and his wishing to become a god. In order for this to happen, he had planned on having Lucy mate with her half-brother, the result of his rape of her mother and having offspring through her. He would then use said offspring to wipe out the entire human race, and he would ultimately recreate the world in his own image, thus becoming a god. It's also shown that he commits several vile acts on his fellow man and is extremely callous to the suffering that he throws onto them. He's also shown as being a terrible parent to his children. He was shown expressing apathy over the death of his eldest son, and he also sees nothing wrong with using his children to extend his goals, as noted above with his younger son. While Kakuzawa does arguably show affection for his daughter, Anna, to the point of having ensured her survival from the experiment he turned her into back in the day, it's ultimately shown that he's so far gone and inhumane in the present day that he views her as a prized experiment and nothing more.
  • In the manga ERASED, Gaku Yashiro is the intelligent and psychopathic mastermind behind almost all of the terrible events in the story. As a child, he felt bored and "empty" in life, and as a result, began performing wicked actions to bring thrill into his life, from drowning numerous hamsters, to luring little girls to his violent older brother who would rape them. After killing said brother and getting away with it, he became obsessed with the thrill he acheived by murdering people, and to this end, began kidnapping and brutally murdering little girls and framing innocents for his crimes, and, when his fiancée became suspicious of his crimes, he flung her out of a window and made it look like a suicide. Spending decades kidnapping, murdering, and framing innocents, he spurs Satoru Fujinuma into action when he viciously murders the man's mother and frames him for it. When Satoru is sent back in time to save 3 children Yashiro, Yashiro attempts to drown him, now 11 years old, for thwarting his plans, which results in Satoru being plunged into a coma for 15 years, throughout which Yashiro murdered his way into a political position. Luring a now-awake Satoru to an isolated campsite along with Kumi, a young leukemia patient, Yashiro plans to drown Kumi while forcing Satoru to watch, before burning him alive. Even when beaten, Yashiro, refusing to be arrested for his crimes, tries to kill both himself and Satoru in one fell swoop. Claiming he is no worse than anyone else simply because he murders people, Gaku Yashiro used his "unfulfillment" as an excuse to perpetrate his decades-long list of atrocities.
    • The unnamed and flashback only older brother of the above monster manages to stand out as horrific and monstrous despite only appearing in one chapter. A sociopathic bully, the brother regularly assaulted his own little sibling and other kids at his school. Showing his true monstrosity, the brother formed a partnership with his sibling where, after his brother lured little girls to him, he would sexually assault and rape them, a process that went on for years and resulted in dozens of rapes. When the brother accidentally strangled one of his victims to death trying to keep her from calling for help, he tried to frame his younger brother for the crime, showing no regret or empathy for his victim. Though only a teenager, the brother made his mark as the most monstrous character in the story along with his Serial Killer brother.
  • Dewey Novak from Eureka Seven mostly looks and acts like an Affably Evil Magnificent Bastard and noble military officer, but we later discover he put his top fighter Anemone and multiple girls like her through torturous experiments to make them Tyke Bomb soldiers. Anemone was the only survivor and it damaged her mind severely. In order to gain support for his war efforts, Dewey engineers enormous levels of civilian casualties, using the Starfish Alien Scub Coral as a scapegoat to convince humanity they cannot coexist and must wipe out the Coralians. His justification is that his World Domination plans have no place for Scub Coral. Most of his motivations boil down to a petty grudge with his younger brother Holland and a narcissistic desire for superiority. He even made preparations to drag the entire universe to death with him should he fail.
    • Just see another of his projects, the Ageha squad, and think what was probably required to make a bunch of 10-12-year-olds into dispassionate assassins/mecha pilots who view him as a father figure anyway. And if anything, he's even worse in The Movie, where he forces the Gekko kids into even worse experiments and abuses them. He's strongly hinted to be a pedophile too...
  • In Fate/Apocrypha, Celenike Icecolle Yggdmillenia is the only one amongst the morally ambiguous Yggdmillenia family who absolutely has no moral compass. Celenike practices blood magic, sacrificing innocents, including children, which she takes great pleasure in. A sadistic dominatrix, Celenike keeps a dungeon in her spare time where she tortures those who cross her, or just those who catch her fancy for the fun of it. In between missions, Celenike will very regularly torture, rape and murder attractive young men, especially homunculi she deems "useless". Celenike also become fixated on her Servant Astolfo. After becoming jealous that he is forming a bond with Sieg, a homunculus who has formed an identity, Celenike snaps and uses her Command Seals to force Astolfo to gruesomely murder Sieg just to break Astolfo. Unlike her other family members and many other antagonists from the franchise, Celenike is motivated by nothing more than cruel lust and unrestrained sadism.
  • Fate/Zero has Caster and his master, Ryuunosuke. Before he even joins the Grail War, Ryuunosuke is a sadistic serial killer who murders children and women especially. Caster, AKA Gilles de Rais (know anything about him and you already know why he qualifies), and him get along because of their love and appreciation for one another's talent for slaughter. Caster shows his colors when he frees a child Ryuunosuke had captive...then has him horribly killed just as the poor kid begins to hope, because for this sick bastard, it's just more fun that way.
    • It also has Zouken Matou. After reading the visual novel, it's hard to imagine how he could become more hateable, and yet with his actions in Zero, not only raping and torturing a four-year old child, but even gloating about it to Kariya (who had made a deal with Zouken to fight on his behalf in return for Sakura's freedom if he won.
  • You get some of these in Franken Fran (and before anyone even considers it, Fran doesn't count; she's physically and psychologically unable to realize what she's doing may not be morally acceptable, and besides, she genuinely wants to help people even when her priorities are skewered). One of her employers, seeking eternal youth, had any doctor that couldn't completely fulfill her request decapitated (including Fran; Fran, however, could survive it) and their research stolen to increase her wealth, as well as mass-murdering clones of herself just to drink a juice made of their eggs. Then there's the "Very Lucky Man", a man born with an accelerated Healing Factor. He spent his entire life raping and killing because he knew there was no way to execute him for his crimes.
  • Louis L. Bridgette from Freezing. When he was only a kid, he whipped his half-sister, Satellizer, with a riding crop and presumably regularly molested her. He justified his actions by saying that since he was a noble and she wasn't, he could do whatever he wanted to her. Sure, his mom's a bitch, but there is no indication that she ever did anything to him and his sister is a genuinely kind person. Him sneaking into her bedroom at night resulted in Satellizer beating the crap out of anyone who touched her, so she could never form any normal relationships. What's more: now older, he's now obsessed with fucking Satellizer and abuses his Pandora, Holly Rose, horribly because she can't compete. Gets even worse. He molests Satella again, gets Holly and Satella to fight, beats Kazuya...and becomes a fucking Karma Houdini afterwards by pulling the wool over everyone's eyes again. Many, many, MANY fans are considering dropping the manga after this arc since it sends a whole lot of bad messages...and Unfortunate Implications of how women are supposed to be around sickos like Louis.
  • Ren Sohma from Fruits Basket. Her start isn't that bad as she reaches for her Ill Boy future husband Akira and bonds with him, but things quickly go to Hell when she gets pregnant, is told that her baby is likely to be a girl, and fears that she'll "steal" Akira's attention. Her solution is throwing a tantrum in which she threatens to escape and get herself an abortion if her future girl isn't raised as a male, under the excuse of how a female leader would make the Sohma clan look bad. After Akira dies and leaves their daughter Akito without anyone to defend her}}, Ren constantly abuses and belittles her kid, telling her for several years straight that no one will love her, everyone will abandon her, and that she's only worthy of anything because she's the "God" of the Zodiac, and then, no one truly respects her. This causes Akito to grow into a terrifying mix of Yandere, Broken Bird, and Manipulative Bitch that would commit many terrible deeds towards the cursed Sohmas and the non-cursed ones, since she lives in absolute terror of being left alone and have outer people take the Sohmas away from her. And later in the story, not only does she have sex with Akito's sort-of boyfriend Shigure to spit even more on Akito's face, but she forces Akito to accept an outsider like Tohru as Shigure and Yuki's housekeeper as a bet, fully knowing that this would end up triggering Akito's rage and complexes at some point. Later, she manipulates her desperate niece Rin into getting Akira's last keepsake while promising to help her break the curse, and when that fails, and Rin is imprisoned and slowly tortured to almost death by Akito. She tries to kill Akito herself. Really, Akito is shown as a horrible person, but Ren is definitely to blame for lots of her bullshit, and it was for such a selfish reason too. Akito does get better and has a Heel Face Turn...thanks to Tohru, the girl who becomes a Spanner in Ren's cruel gambits. Immediately after Akira died and she learns that Akito was named the new head of the family, Ren immediately throws a fit and screams how "that thing" is just a "toy" and "Akira just used it to pass the time!" Also, she said this while little Akito was right there, recovering from watching her father die. Upon finding out what happened to Rin, Ren coolly tells her maid that she really was lying about knowing how to break the curse and says about Rin "worthless children really are just worthless".
  • Gauron, the first Big Bad in Full Metal Panic is a former mercenary from Hemaljistan and Arch Enemy to Sosuke Sagara. He's responsible for slaughtering all of Sosuke's comrades in Afghanistan in the past. In the present day, he kills a KGB agent just for arguing with him, hijacks an airliner after killing the captain, threatens to kill all the teenage kids on board if the authorities refuse to cooperate, and kidnaps Kaname, whom he has subjected to experiments. He later hijacks the Tuatha De Danaan submarine, threatening to sink it. And then we find out that he's sending Creepy Twins Yu Fan and Yu Lan to kill Kaname just to screw with Sosuke, before he blows himself up in a final attempt at Taking You with Me. Both a depraved madman and a pedophile, Gauron was damn proud of how many of Sosuke's friends he'd killed, constantly rubbed it in his face, and deliberately pushed Sosuke into killing him as an "act of love." A truly sick game of psychological warfare with a sixteen year old kid, all because of a warped obsession.
    • There's also Mr. Gates, who shoves a man out of a helicopter for questioning his decisions, has his former allies slaughtered before having a Freak Out and killing the men who did it for him. He later attacks a public place to lure out the heroes so he can kill them. Like Gauron, he's a truly warped sexual predator; taking advantage of Yu Fan and Yu Lan, admitting to necrophilia, and masturbating to animal images. And he is a VERY Bad Boss, drowning one of his men in a pool for bringing him bad news.
  • Fushigi Yuugi has two or three of these.
    • The first one is Miboshi, a Creepy Child warrior of Seiryu who is older than he looks and who loves possessing other people's bodies and turning them against their friends, delighting at the suffering and confusion he causes. Unfortunately for him, because Evil Cannot Comprehend Good, he failed to consider that the possessed Chiriko would be capable of briefly fighting him off and willing to sacrifice his own life to stop him. Which the brave little warrior of Suzaku did, taking Miboshi with him.
    • The second is the Emperor of Kutou. A vile, sleazy Smug Snake who is also a Depraved Bisexual who systematically rapes and abuses a young boy from a hated tribe just because he's pretty.
    • Said boy grows up to be the Big Bad, Nakago, who also skirts dangerously close to this trope.
  • Funatsu of Future Diary, though a minor villain, caused one of the most horrific events of the series. Once a member of a peaceful cult based around a young girl, Tsubaki Kasugano, who allegedly had prophetic powers. Funatsu killed her parents when they planned to disband the cult, fearing losing his power. Becoming the de facto head of his reformed cult, Funatsu allowed the members to rape Tsubaki regularly, possibly taking part himself, and drugged her to keep her defenseless against their constant assault. So intense was Funatsu's cruelty to Tsubaki that she went insane and began plotting to destroy the world. It's telling that in a series that can spare sympathy and humanizing moments to Serial Killers, terrorists, Abusive Parents, corrupt authority figures, and Yanderes, none is given to this utter bastard.
  • The Elementary School Principal, Kuonji, from Gakuen Alice. Kidnapping, extortion, blackmail, child abuse, child slavery, etc. He's not even remotely a good person.
    • To elaborate, at first, he turned Luna against Yuka and made them enemies. Then, after Yuka's stealng alice was discovered, he forced her to go on missions and steal the alices of dying/dead people. He was also responsible for Izumi Yukihira's death, practically brainwashed Rei, AKA Persona, implied to be resposible for Kaoru's death, burned Natsume's hometown by making Aoi's alice go out of control and held her hostage to ensure Natsume's loyalty, caused Yuka's death, and severely injured Narumi. He's currently holding Mikan hostage, preventing her from using her alice to heal Nobara. Oh, and his clone is the boss of the Z organization, which kidnapped Natsume and nearly killed Hotaru.
  • Andrea Cavalcanti, aka Bendetto, of Gankutsuou. He briefly seems to be a highly cultured fop and a decent guy and continues to put on that persona, but he's really a total psychopath who attempts to rape his half-sister Eugenie, seduces his mother, stabs his father, and laughs afterwards and attacks Haydee and looks like he was trying to rape her as well.
  • Garo: Priest Mendoza is the mastermind behind the misfortunes befalling the kingdom of Valiante. A former Alchemist of the Makai Order, Mendoza was expelled from the Order for sacrificing humans to enable himself to control the monsters known as Horrors. After marrying, Mendoza's child was born with the same curse the Order had placed on him, and in response, Mendoza murdered both his wife and baby, swearing vengeance on the Makai Order in the process. Using the Horrors to murder numerous innocents, Mendoza blames the Horrors' appearance on the heroic Makai Knights, who are forbidden from taking human life, and, under this pretense, leads purges against the knights resulting in them being tortured, killed, or, in the cases of the Priestesses, raped, while Mendoza has one of the most powerful members burned at the stake in public view. When confronted by León Luis, Mendoza mentally forces him to relieve his own mother's burning at the stake, causing the boy to go on a rampage that decimates a nearby village. Having survived his near-death, Mendoza uses the tormented souls of hundreds of Makai Knights and Alchemists to summon an ancient Horror that, after consuming numerous innocents, Mendoza uses to give himself incredible power, at which point he proclaims himself the new god of humanity. Spiteful, cruel, egotistical and petty, Mendoza aimed at nothing less than utter domination and destruction to avenge his wounded pride.
  • The eldest son from the Gowa family in Gasaraki, Kazukiyo. He goes so far as to assassinate a minister of justice in what looks like a tragic road accident, have soldiers injected with Psycho Serum and forced to pilot the series' mecha for 36 hours straight (something that his Mad Scientist brother Kiyotsugu actually refuses to do), provide assistance to a Well-Intentioned Extremist, allowing him to stage a coup, use his own little sister Misuzu in an experiment due to her powers as a kai (empath that can synch with the Humongous Mecha from the series) - something that, again, Kiyotsugu objects to - and commit patricide (and when his dad was trying to save Misuzu from him, nonetheless!) in order to achieve his goal.
    • His very ancient predecessor, Tsuna Watanabe, isn't any better, deliberately having the city of Kyoto set on fire, letting the firestorm of Gasaraki be summoned, and then torturing Yushiro by shooting him in the knees with arrows when he refuses to let the summoning continue.
  • The Maoh King (or the Wizard King) of Genma Wars is the tyrannical ruler of a post-apocalyptic Earth who is largely responsible for the end of human civilization. Desiring an heir with immense power, the Maoh King abducts helpless women and forcefully impregnates them against their will. The Maoh King establishes his ruthlessness by remorselessly feeding one of his sons to monsters even though he successfully defeated his opponents. When the Moah King conceives two boys with a young woman named Non, he raises Loof in his castle, only to banish and attempt to execute him when he was transformed into a human. While he claims to have genuinely loved Non — and even requested to see her again — upon discovering that she was murdered, the Maoh King continues his pursuit of an heir as if nothing had happened. Despite sending his sons into the past to prevent the rise of the Genma Tribe, it is made clear he is doing it for personal reasons rather than out of altruism. Reviled for his sick love of rape as well as his Hair-Trigger Temper, the Maoh King ruins everything around him out of sheer boredom.
  • Rando from the Getter Robo series is an Evil Overlord who drives himself to Take Over the World even if he had to kill every last human on it. He also brainwashed his victims and made them into killer cyborgs that he unleashed upon humanity. His sense of self-entitlement is so extreme, he even resorts to use of nuclear weapons in order to claim the world he wants to make his.
  • If Hougen from Ginga Densetsu Weed is not the most evil and malicious dog ever, in any media, he is surely a strong contender for the place. He introduces himself to the legendary heroes of Ohu by taking a shit and telling them that if they eat it, he'll let them go. He then paralyzes the heroes by threatening to kill a young female, Reika, if they dare to fight back. He has the heroes beaten almost to death as a result. Hougen frequently laughs at pain and desperate acts of heroism and defiles the corpses of those he's defeated (in one snowy scene, he sits on a recently dead dog to keep warm and jeers at the fallen's companion that he'll sit on him next when he dies). Hougen is not above using his lackeys as expendable shields (sending dozens of them to their deaths against opponents whom he can beat himself, and so on), and when he has temper tantrums, he brutally kills whoever happens to be standing around. Even finding out that Hougen and his brother were trapped by their human owner for so long that they had to resort to cannibalizing the dogs trapped with them does nothing to evoke sympathy for his cruelty. The only smidgen of honor Hougen shows throughout the whole series involves a pact he and his brother made, that if Genba dies, he wanted it to be by Hougen's fangs. When Genba suffers a head wound that drives him psychotic, Hougen murders him. Then promptly turns on the dogs who were with his brother, tears out their throats, and hurls them from the top of Gajou.
    • He's also a serial rapist, who demands his underlings to round up females for him. He forced Nero (then-pack leader of one of the main characters, Lovable Coward GB, and a minor villain) to kill the abandoned puppies right in front of GB (GB was about to look after them but brought them at the wrong time) just to prove that the puppies weren't Nero's - and that Nero, therefore, did not hide a female from him. This, by the way, did not save Nero's hide in the end, as later (chronologically), after Nero encountered the leaders of Ohu, was swiftly cowed into submission by them and tried to justify his cowardice to Hougen by saying that they threatened to bite off his legs and piss on his face. Hougen immediately made an example of him by doing exactly that.
  • Akakabuto, from Weed's predecessor, Ginga: Nagareboshi Gin, is literally a complete monster, since he is a gigantic bear out on a rampage killing anybody that crosses his path. He enjoys killing for the sake of killing and is defined by an intense hate towards anything living.
  • Genji Hakuryu of Goku: Midnight Eye, while seemingly an upstanding businessman, is really a ruthless Arms Dealer who uses a psychic woman to hypnotize any detectives trailing him into committing suicide. Eventually killing all seven detectives the police have trailing him, Hakuryu goes on to attempt the same hypnosis-induced suicide on Goku. Selling to a general a chemical weapon which could potentially kill hundreds of thousands, Hakuryu then turns around and sells another weapon to the enemy country of the general he had just does business with, not caring who dies as long as he profits.
  • Emperor Daibazaal, the ruler of the Galran Empire in GoLion, is a despotic conqueror, slaver and murderer. Seeking to expand his grasp across the Galaxy, Daibazaal conquers planets that will submit and destroys those that will not. The slaves taken are condemned to fight in gladiator arenas, or fed to the monsters on planet Galra for his amusement. Daibazaal has no hesitation at taking attractive slave women as concubines. One that he once favored once begged him to give better treatment to the slaves, for which he strangled her to death. Daibazaal and his son Sincline have a mutual loathing of one another and Daibazaal has no compunction trying to get him killed. Brutal, nasty, smug and cruel, Daibazaal is an example of an Evil Overlord at his worst.
    • Prince Sincline, Daibazaal's son, and eventual leader of the Galran armies is introduced presenting his father with the severed heads of the leaders of worlds he had conquered. Sincline spearheads the invasion against the planet Altea, guarded by the robot GoLion and its five pilots. Initially honorable and chivalrous, Sincline reveals his true colors when he cheats in single combat and develops a fascination with Princess Fala, one of the pilots. His obsession carries over to abducting her cousin, Princess Amue, who resembles her greatly and abusing (possibly raping) her. Sincline is notorious for his rage at subordinates and failure is usually met with swift and painful death. With no loyalty to his father, Sincline tries to assassinate him, before pulling a successful coup where he forces Daibazaal to fight the heroes with the promise he'll be restored to the throne if he wins. Naturally, Sincline sabotages his father and lets Daibazaal die before hemming in GoLion with innocent prisoners in exploding capsules. When Galra is besieged, the new King Sincline slaughters his own subordinates who wish to surrender and has no compunction trying to kill Princess Amue. When his grandmother, Daibazaal's mother and adviser Witch Honerva opposes him in grief over Daibazaal's death, Sincline viciously kills her. He later takes a hostage to ensure his escape from Galra and tries to kill the heroes with a bombardment.
  • Gosick gives us the charming gentleman Marquis Albert de Blois, a shining example of humanity who kidnaps a dancer in order to rape her and get her pregnant, steal her daughter from her, then lock said daughter away in a tower all her life to use her for his aims in World War II.
  • Grimms Fairy Tale Classics: Bluebeard from season 1's "Bluebeard" is a seemingly charming rich gentleman, but in truth is a vicious Serial Killer who keeps the corpses of his murdered wives locked in a dark room. When his previous wife discovered his dark secret, he murdered her in a blind rage. Seeking a wife who would not disappoint him, Bluebeard woos a young maiden, Josephine, and coerces her into marriage, offering her riches and all his treasures, but warns her not to enter his cellar, for fear of her discovering his dark secret. When Josephine disobeys him—he had given her the keys to all the rooms—and discovers all of his previous victims, Bluebeard flies into a rage and chases her throughout the mansion, sword in hand, intent on killing her for her disobedience. Vengeful and unforgiving, masked by a polite exterior, Bluebeard was just as vile as his literary counterpart.
  • Shuichiro Keido is the Big Bad of Guilty Crown and the Arch Enemy of Funeral Parlor. Upon learning that his friend Kurosu Ouma's offspring would become the progenitors of a new race in the aftermath of the Fourth Apocalypse, he experimented on countless orphan boys to create an "Adam" that would deny Kurosu the privilege of shaping the next generation of humanity in his own image. After learning that Kurosu's research on the Apocalypse Virus surpasses his own, he murders his friend in a jealous rage. From that moment forward, Keido dedicates his entire being to ending the world that Kurosu worked so desperately to save. As the leader of the GHQ Anti-Bodies forces, Shuichiro directly oversees a campaign of oppression and mass murder against the Japanese population. Following the revelation that he is secretly in Da'ath's employ, he later admits that the only reason he helps the organization initiate a worldwide outbreak is to consummate a final act of vengeance against his longtime rival, Kurosu.
    • Segai Waltz Makoto works for the GHQ Anti-Bodies as The Dragon to the aforementioned Shuichiro Keido. He is first introduced torturing a defenseless woman, and in that same scene also "talks" to a man he just hanged. With the help of a student, he captures and arrests Shu Ouma, then tries to manipulate Shu to turn against Funeral Parlor, with Shu retorting that people were killed right in front of his eyes by his men. Segai's reply was that they were unregistered citizens, completely uncaring whether or not it was a good reason to kill them. Segai also shows an absolute disregard for his own men; for example, when Shu uses his power to escape and a sniper under his command tries to stop him, Segai shoots him just so he doesn't interrupt him seeing Shu's power; and later, when he leads an assault on one of the last Funeral Parlor strongholds to spread the Apocalypse Virus further, kills his partner Dan Eagleman for saving Haruka. His life even ends with violence when trying to kill Ayase by hitting her with a truck, only to be stopped when Shu kills him with Shears of Life and Segai seems to enjoy it. A man who enjoys violence and carnage, whether he or someone else is the cause of it, underneath his polite mask lies a sadistic sociopath whose cruelty and depravity is matched only by his boss.
  • Natasha "Bloody Pierce" Radinov from the OVA of Gunsmith Cats is a vicious ex-Spetsnaz who makes her living as an assassin and mercenary who only accepts payment in heroin so she can sell it for higher prices in Russia. Introducing herself in a routine murder, Radinov accepts a hit for a gun-runner. Radinov proceeds to storm a police safehouse, massacring every officer inside before killing her target. Later kidnaping the heroine Rally Vincent's partner Minnie May, Radinov forms a deeply personal grudge when Rally manages to injure her. Killing several innocent civilians who were just in a spot she wanted to relax in, Radinov sadistically kills one of her employers when the operation's chief judges him a loose end. When the chief, mayoral candidate Eddie Haints, tries to lure Rally into a trap for Radinov, Radinov simply sprays the area with machine gun fire, not caring if she kills Haints as well while killing several of his guards. When pursued by Rally, Radinov kills several more innocent people in her way and expresses her wish to torment Rally slowly to death, gloating she'll show the young bounty hunter "all she knows about pain."
  • Bryan Hawk from Hajime no Ippo is as close to a Complete Monster as you can be in a story about boxing. Not only does he make resident Jerkass Takamura look like an angel in comparison (and Takamura is NOT an angel), he's also batshit insane, animalistic, and only cares about fucking and hurting others. His backstory reveals that he only got into boxing because his trainer promised him he could hurt others as much as he'd liked and theoretically had a license to kill, as it would appear as an accident. And it just gets worse from there: he's actually racist against the Japanese and straightforwardly intends to kill Takamura in their match, while seemingly getting sexual pleasure out of beating him. There are some truly nasty boxers in Hajime no Ippo, but at least they have pretty well-done Freudian Excuses, and none of them comes even close to the disgusting depravity and assholish-ness of this character.
  • Some of the titular Hell Girl's targets fall in this category, with their victims damning them to Hell after getting their life ruined by them. An example? Dr. Honjou from the first volume of the manga/early anime episodes, a vet who only studied medicine because, as he put it, "if some people are stupid enough to pay hundreds of thousands of yen to save their loved ones, why shouldn't I take advantage of them?" In fact, he only treats animals belonging to people who can pay a lot of money, prolonging their stay in his clinic only to squeeze more money out of their owners. Those pets whose owners can't pay as much are neglected and often left to die. When one of his clients, a Woobie of a teenager named Junko, loses her little dog (her only remaining friend) this way, she calls out the evil doctor in distress, to which Honjou calmly threatens to kill her and bribe his way free. The Dog Bites Back, though: Junko signs a deal with Ai and Honjou gets caught while he's trying to run a cat over with his car For the Evulz. Honjou is then taken away by demons, strapped to an operating table, vivisected while still alive and screaming, and sent to Hell to suffer forevermore. Couldn't have happened to a nicer person.
    • Meiko Shimono is another. She's so greedy and selfish that she kills her parents to have their wealth, then kills her son (who was just a baby) so she won't have to share it. She also practically enslaves young Miki after her Corgis bit her so she can Work Off the Debt, abuses the child physically and emotionally, and finally kills the Corgis too by drowning them in her bath tub. Miki, who had also made a deal with Enma Ai and was wondering if it was a good idea, snaps and sends her to Hell despite Hajime Shibata's pleads to not condemn herself as well. Ai's assistants disguise themselves as the policemen who arrest Meiko for murder, trap her in their "police car", show her images of a gigantic baby perched on the car and monster Corgi pups surrounding her, and finally transform her into a dog woman as they send her to Hell. What a nasty piece of work.
  • In the manga Hero Tales, Shimei is the living blade, Banshoushimei, who possesses the living and dead in order to gain more knowledge of bloodshed and horror. In his past guise, Shimei was responsible for the slaughter of Keiro's village of refugees in order to shape Keiro into a vengeful figure hell-bent on destroying the Ken Empire and all its people. In the present, Shimei introduces himself to the heroes by torturing the hero Taito's sister to make Taito awaken his powers and later murders the mentor of the hero Hosei. Leading attacks on civilians, Shimei also painfully brainwashes innocents into becoming his attack drones before seemingly being killed at the cost of Hosei's life. Instead, Shimei takes Hosei's body and tries to kill Hosei's Love Interest Laila, mocking her the whole time about using the body of the man who loved her to kill her.
    • In the anime, Shimei is explicitly named as a demon in the form of the sword. After murdering Hosei's mentor, Shimei turns her into a zombie and forces Hosei to destroy her or die. Shimei routinely kills people and revives their corpses as his puppets, eventually destroying a civilian area that also kills Taito's adopted father before mocking Taito about it. When Keiro tries to destroy the empire, Shimei gleefully participates in massacring and zombifying every civilian he can.
  • Shidou, the Sadist Teacher from Highschool of the Dead. When we first meet him, we begin to wonder why Rei says that the students are better off leaving him to die. Then he proves it when a student he's guiding twists his ankle and begs Shidou for help. Shidou's response was to kick him in the face and say that the new world had no place for people that weak. Then he uses his position as a teacher to get himself elected leader of the surviving group. At another point, a student doesn't like the action going on in the "orgybus" and asks if he can just be dropped off at his house to see if his family is OK. Shidou and his group, who are at this point a cult, decide that the best way to grant his wish is to throw him out of the bus and let him get eaten. What's strange about Shidou is that his backstory doesn't seem to justify or wouldn't seem to create somebody as evil and downright insane as he is. Which only make him more frightening - he's not the first person (either in fiction or Real Life) to go From Nobody to Nightmare...
  • Holyland: Yagi, through and through. He kidnaps the hero's Love Interest, force-feeds her a drug in order to get her into a state of severe addiction, and ties her up in a place where three of his henchmen could rape her. And he's recording the whole thing and broadcasting it over the Internet to keep Yuu from fighting back!
  • Ryogaku of Houshin Engi. Not only does he inject a lethal virus into the heroes in order to get them to surrender, but he has a monster try to kill Nataku's father with his mother inside its belly as a shield. The kicker? The monster is actually his own son, made into a mindless monster under the false assurance that he'd be made stronger! And the father shows zero concern when his son is dying.
  • Hundred (anime): Vitaly Tynyanov was the lab director of the Warslan Research Facility where ill children were taken in to be vaccinated with Savage fluids. Many died in the process and, of those who lived, the injections continued. The remainders either went berserk and attacked each other or simply died out, leading Sakura Kirishima to be the only who survived the experiments. Feigning kindness to three former child slaves, Vitaly enlists them to capture the cores of Savages and Variable Stones so she could produce a biomechanical army of monsters; the siblings were ultimately pawns she cared little for, even going so far to use a device to force them to work against their will. During the siege on Little Garden, Vitaly meets her former lover Judar Harvey and reveals she committed all these atrocities to spite him, intending to bring all of Little Garden and what he stood for down. As she's dying, Judar expresses his appreciation for her contributions, but Vitaly smiles in cold satisfaction at how her horrific research served a purpose even in death.
  • The Marionette King of I's (real name Samejima) is a senior in Ichitaka and Iori's high school. When Iori's photo shoot makes her well-known, he's at the forefront of the other seniors who gather in front of the window of her acting club and sexually harass her before starting to chant her to strip. From her reaction to this it is clear that this is very emotionally damaging to her. After that, he organizes a fake photo-shoot of the girl students in order to secretly film them while they're changing, with Iori being the real target. When she notices the hidden camera and tries to get out, she's almost raped by his underlings. As a result of the incident, the Marionette King and other seniors are expelled from the school. He then concocts an elaborate plan that lures Iori into a dilapidated building where she is trapped by him and his gang with the intention of raping her as revenge for getting him expelled. When this plot is foiled by Ichitaka and Jun he vanishes from the story only to reappear in the last couple of volumes where under his internet moniker "Marionette King" he sends messages declaring Iori as his "puppet" and his intention to rape and kill her and sell the snuff video of it. When Ichitaka fights him at the end the Marionette King has been driven further insane by drug use. Even when he's defeated, the Marionette King can only think about raping and killing Iori. The only reason that he stalked Iori was because he was obsessed with her and wanted revenge for his expulsion from school. He blamed everyone but himself for his self-inflicted trouble and was unrepentant to the end.
  • Jiro and Saburo from Ichi the Killer. Oh my God. It's hard to say what's the most terrifying the personalities of these twin brothers or their sibling rivalry which makes them bring out the worst in each other. These Creepy Twins practically oozed tension whenever they appeared, and their Uncanny Valley faces with features squashed together only added to their scariness. Their actions are so violent and insane that even their fellow Yakuza gangsters are shocked and disgusted. The twins cross the Moral Event Horizon over and over and over again; by the time Saburo rapes a girl to death by shoving a sword in her vagina, you barely feel anything.
  • Samejima, from the Yakuza Arc of Inuyashiki, is a Yakuza boss who regularly abducts, drugs, rapes, and kills women. He is first introduced leering over the corpse of a woman he violated before forcing one of his underlings to give him a blow job. His next target, a woman named Fumino, manages to escape him before he could do anything to her. Determined to get Fumino, he tracks down her mother, who it is heavily implied he tortured to get Fumino's whereabouts before killing her. He orders his men to grab Fumino while he strangles her fiancé, Satoru, to death (but is thankfully revived by Inuyashiki) and seemingly kills Inuyashiki when he tries to stop him. Before Inuyashiki confronts him, it's heavily implied that he got what he wanted from Fumino. Samejima orders his men to shoot Inuyashiki in retaliation for beating him up. Even Inuyashiki, who loves nothing more than helping others, decides that Samejima is beyond redemption, blinding and crippling him.
  • K: The Colorless King is a Body Swapping maniac who sparked a conflict between two powerful groups, HOMRA and Sector 4 as part of a gambit to absorb the powers of their super-powered leaders, the other "Colored Kings". He murdered a pacifist member of the HOMRA gang and switched bodies with Shiro/Adolf Weissman to leave him to be blames for the killing. Taking the reclusive Weissman's blimp as a hideout, The Colorless King waits until suspicions are arisen about him, letting numerous characters try to approach the blimp to question him and then laughs giddily while he blows it up, the immortal body he's inhabiting keeping him safe from harm. Trying to break the Red King of HOMRA's composure so he can invade his mind and steal his powers, The Colorless king taunts him, admitting to having killed one of his gang members and threatening to rape, Anna, a child in his gang. Eventually causing enough tension between HOMRA and Sector 4 that they break into all out combat, The Colorless King possesses a Sector 4 member and tries to kill the defenceless Anna before possessing a high school girl and friend of Shiro to try and get him to lower his guard. Insane and cruel, The Colorless King hops from body to body, caring nothing for the safety of the people he uses as long as he gets the power he seeks.
  • In Kaitou Joker, Professor Clover at first may seem to be a standard burglar with trying to obtain the treasure and tried to trick and get rid of the young Joker. However, He manages to be worse in the next episodes by disguising himself as a general in a certain kingdom and imprison the real general to trick the princess so that he could obtain the crystal that could activate the secret weapon that could destroy the city in whole blast due to his desire to get one of the orbs for powering his staff. It was also revealed that he's the one behind the murders of Queen and Spade parents─The former got her own country destroyed and mentally scarred while the latter ended up being adopted by a rich family but ended up getting abused with his foster brother─just because he wanted to obtain the rare treasure related to time. And it was also revealed 50 Years before the main story, He was a certain agent of an unknown federation who tries to steal Pandora treasure and when he obtained it, he plans to use it to threaten the Pandora civilian that if they didn't submit to federation, He will destroy the whole country in one blast with this treasure. It was also revealed that he was the one who destroyed Shadow Joker's village so that he could capture his time manipulating witch twin sister and after he captures her, He mind controls her so that not only he could steal some valuable treasure, But also wounding his mortal enemy Silver Heart. and when Joker and Shadow tries to save her in the final episode, Clover threatens the duo that he will drop an acid to Shadow's sister and in the same episode, It was also revealed that he sacrifices his minions so that he could kill Queen and Spade. A psychopath who tried to obtain his goal in dirty ways, Clover manages to be one of the most dangerous adversaries that Joker has encountered.
  • The lord of the Hioki Domain in the first series of Kamui Den: among many other misdeeds, he rapes a peasant girl who was serving at his residence, then after she's drowned herself in despair, he spitefully hacks up her corpse and sends it back to hvillage, bundled togther with rotting animal meat.
  • Byakuran in the Future arc of Katekyo Hitman Reborn. Using his ability to to communicate with and gain knowledge from every other Byakuran in a different parallel universe, he conquered each and every one of them until the only one left was the main universe. He planned to cement his grip on all reality by obtaining the Tri-ni-set; first ordering the slaughter of the Vongola family itself and their friends and families, then releasing Non Tri-ni-set radiation into the atmosphere in order to kill all Arcobaleno members. While he displays a cheerful disposition around his subordinates, it's only if they hold his interest. In reality, he's ruthlessness and cruel. Once he "gets bored" of someone, he won't hesitate to have them killed. He will do anything to achieve his goal, not caring if it would mean sacrificing innocent people (who he refers to as his toys) or destroying the world.
    • Daemon Spade, the main antagonist of the Inheritance Ceremony arc. To wit: started a war lasting centuries between the Vongola and Simon (who had previously been brothers-in-arms who would rush to each others aid) in order to create his own ruthless version of the Mafia- because of this the Simon's history is lost and they're constantly abused by other families, with the current Simon Family being a group of teenagers who all lost their relatives due to persecution; gleefully murdered a young girl and her parents, and manipulated her grieving brother into thinking it was the fault of an innocent family (said brother was Enma, the current leader of the Simon Family, all of whom tried to fight the current Vongola Family to the death due to Daemon's involvement in the past); kidnapped, brainwashed, and tortured 13-year-old Chrome simply to push another character's Berserk Button; and even when on the brink of death had no regret for his actions and still believed himself to be in the right, calling Tsuna and the current Vongola 'weak'. Even Yamamoto, resident pollyanna who forgives all of his enemies and never deals a killing blow, is furious with how Daemon screwed over the Simon and has no reservations about 'cutting him down'.
  • Michael Harley in Kaze no Stigma is a member of the Stars of Sagacity who was sent to kill Kazuma. Upon, meeting Misao he exploits her desire to avenge her fallen brother by having her kill hundreds of innocent people slowly draining their Yoki; among those victims includes Misao's own family members. When they gather more than enough Yoki, Michael reveals his true motives to Misao of using the Yoki to turn her a medium saying that he did not care about avenging her brother, driving Misao mad with remorse. Michael then proceeds to forcibly transform Misao into a dragon and send her to kill Kazuma, while threatening him that if he kills the dragon, he would also be killing Misao.
    • Bernhardt Rhodes is Kazuma's Arch Enemy and the leader of Armagest, the organization responsible for sacrificing Kazuma's First Love, Tsui Ling, to the demon king Belial. He then proceeds to use the remains of Tsui Ling to create a clone called Lapis using her to psychologically torment Kazuma, and later have Lapis destroy an entire building of innocents while escaping Kazuma. He also created "Pandemonium" where he would send demons to inhabit numerous teenagers, empowering them and having them fight each other to the death. He would then forcibly turn the survivors into demons, before sacrificing them to Belial in hopes of releasing him. While seemingly wanting to avenge the death of master, Erwin Leszaar, its soon revealed that Bernhardt doesn't really care about Erwin and is tormenting Kazuma for his own amusement and plans to use Belial to destroy him, his city, and everyone he holds dear.
  • Silcardo Jenazad from Kenichi: The Mightiest Disciple. Let's list his offences in chronological order: inciting civil war in his own country 20 years ago (which he's still actively maintaining) simply because he was a Blood Knight who couldn't stand lasting peace; causing his past students to fight and kill each other for his own research purposes; causing an avalanche to kill his own modern-day YOMI student (who, granted, wasn't a very nice guy himself to begin with); tricking fellow YAMI member Akira Hongo into almost killing the titular protagonist; kidnapping and brainwashing Furinji Miu into becoming his newest cold-blooded disciple; and just recently, he's trying to kill his country's deposed princess (the sister of the aforementioned slain YOMI disciple) because she's all for restoring peace to the nation.
    • And most recently, during said ongoing civil war, Jenazad is informed by one of his servants that the men fighting on his side—men who joined him because they were devoted to his cause—will die in large numbers if they persist in the current segment of the conflict. Jenazad's response: "So?"
      • And he doesn't even stop there: adding to one of the above-mentioned points, he later supervises the Brainwashed and Crazy Miu's battle against Kenichi, with the expressed purpose of getting her to kill Kenichi so that her mental state will be completely subject to Jenazad's manipulation, and the brainwashing process to make her go fully Face Heel Turn will be complete.
  • Ajo from Key the Metal Idol. A former Japanese Imperial Army officer turned Corrupt Corporate Executive, he forcibly extracts the object-animating gel out of humans and has no care for human lives except as resources, eliminating anyone who stands in his way regardless of them being harmless civilians, children, or elderly and condemning others to a Fate Worse Than Death just to feed his monomaniacal obsession with creating working Ridiculously Human Robots; he even did a Moral Event Horizon crossing by doing a bad treatment on Miho, and especially his savage beating of her replacement.
  • In Keyman: The Hand of Judgement, Lazlo is a twisted sadist who is first introduced as a prime partaker in a Beastman trafficking ring, where Beastmen are tortured, abused, and raped for the pleasure of the wealthy, with Lazlo personally seen whipping a Beastman bloody before he is stopped by police officer Pete. After being granted an escape by Butler, Lazlo organizes a prison riot, slaughtering any guards who stand in his way to freedom. Once allying with Butler and becoming the superpowered Black Keyman, Lazlo first uses his abilities to seek vengeance on Pete for arresting him, leaving his current boss Franck to die in the process. As the seemingly sole superpowered being in Lockville City following this, Lazlo uses his powers to satisfy his disturbing and deviant tastes, kidnapping, raping, and butchering dozens upon dozens of women, defiling their corpses and using them as a throne. Capturing Pete's girlfriend Flora, murdering his own henchmen when they fail him, Lazlo uses her as a hostage to torture Pete, proclaiming his plans to rape and torture her to death while Pete watches to teach them respect. In his final duel with Pete, Lazlo gleefully targets dozens of innocents to torment Pete, brutally executing several of them before being stopped, and spends his final moments whining that he doesn't deserve to be punished.
  • Ragyo Kiryuin, the Big Bad of Kill la Kill. Let's put it this way: she considers being human a fault. Unlike most everything else on this show, her actions are always played 100% seriously. Her ultimate goal is the annihilation of the human race by transforming the earth into a cocoon for the parasitic alien Life Fibers, and she carries it out entirely of her own free will and with great gusto. She desires nothing less than the total physical, mental, and sexual domination of everyone she comes into contact with, up to and including her progeny, upon whom she's visited some particularly vile experiences. Further proof that she is among the worst parents to exist in the realm of fiction is that out of two daughters she had with Soichiro, Satsuki and Ryuko, she never bothered to name the latter. She experimented on both when they were still newborn infants, and callously disposed of Ryuko believing that the experiments had cost her life and thus she was a failure. After finding out Ryuko was her discarded daughter seventeen years later, Ragyo's first action is to Mind Rape her into subservience that temporarily succeeds. When Satsuki begins her rebellion, Ragyo wastes no time in delivering her daughter a No-Holds-Barred Beatdown and calling her a worthless failed experiment too. And while she initially seems to display affection for her subordinates, she soon proves she has absolutely no qualms about absorbing them into herself when it is convenient for her. When defeated, Ragyo rejects any offer at reconciliation with her daughters, tearing out her own heart and crushing it with the promise that the Life Fibers will return and destroy all Ryuko held dear.
  • King of Thorn: Zeus, head of security for Venus Gate Labs, is a chaos-loving maniac who gleefully participates in the Venus Gate’s twisted human experiments to harness the power of Medusa. When Shizuku's powers go out of control, Zeus ensures said powers kill as many people as possible. Zeus then proceeds to turn himself into data, download part of his code into Shizuku, manipulate her powers to murder everyone on the island the Lab is located, then releases an army of monsters onto the Earth to destroy anything they come across. After his old rival, Marco Owens, confronts him, Zeus has him beaten to death and reveals he plans to turn most of humanity into his own "Zeus Race", and then kill any humans left. Zeus then captures Kasumi and forces her to watch as he painfully transforms her friends, one of which is a child, into more Zeus Race beasts
  • In Kirby: Right Back at Ya! we have Nightmare himself, who, despite being a Generic Doomsday Villain in the original game, is here the scheming puppet master behind Nightmare Enterprises and is the ultimate Big Bad of the series. Though largely inactive and in the shadows, Nightmare is directly responsible for almost all of the bad things that happen. He's responsible for manufacturing an entire army of Demon Beasts (Monsters in the dub) en masse in his bid for universal domination, and to this end uses them to terrorize and kill innocents, while at the same time conquering planets through sheer force. He sells these Demon Beasts to corrupt clients; the Demon Beasts are implied to turn on the unlucky customers. In the past, Nightmare forcefully twisted Knuckle Joe's father into a Demon Beast, forcing Meta Knight to kill him, before making a move to personally slaughter his entire La Résistance group, leaving few survivors. In the present, Nightmare has Customer Service manipulate King Dedede to his own means, using him to kill the Star Warrior Kirby. One of his cruelest acts was speeding up the asteroid Gerath to crash into Popstar for little reason other than his own amusement. And in the Series Finale, Nightmare has his Destroya ships completely destroy Cappy Town and leave dozens homeless, has a Demon Beast attack and invade the Halberd when the protagonists invade Nightmare Enterprises, and finally gambles with the young Tiff's life just so he can draw Kirby out and lock him into a horrific nightmare. Drunk on his own dark power and motivated by little else than sadistic pleasure and his desire to control things lower than him, Nightmare was the true epitome of a Big Bad and is quite possibly the darkest villain in the otherwise soft and fluffy Kirby franchise.
  • Akai in Kite is a strong contender for the mantle of most horrible character to ever appear in an anime. You think that's an exaggeration? Let's see...he killed Sawa's parents, raped her many times when she was a little girl, turned her into a killing machine, and to keep her at his service, gave her earrings filled with her parents' blood. Can you think of anything SICKER THAN THIS?
    • He also put other girls through similar treatment. And the best part? This guy is a cop who thinks he's making justice by sending the girls he rapes to kill other criminals (and we stress the word "other" because there is nothing even remotely lawful about what he does). The permanent smile on this guy's face shows that he has no remorse at all.
      • His partner in business (and raping), Kanie, avoids the trope since he...seems a bit retarded, and that makes him just a shadow of Akai, who is perfectly aware and proud of the atrocities he commits.
  • Maestro Delphine Eraclea from Last Exile, the leader of the Guild. A decadent, heartless aristocrat and a Manipulative Bitch who makes her younger brother Dio live in fear of her and ends up mind-raping him into insanity. If that wasn't enough, she tricks Luciola, Dio's only friend before Lavi and Klaus came along, by pretending to agree to let Dio go free... but Luciola ends up being dissolved by the ring she gives him. She also takes delight in pointing out how the delicious meals she eats needlessly waste the resources of the world...and goes as far as to say that the fact that people have died in order for her to eat such delicacies makes her meals all the sweeter. It can safely be said that Delphine is a beautiful, soulless beast.
  • Hayao Miyazaki isn't fond of villains and when it comes to antagonists, his movies are chock full of either (initially) villainous characters who turn out to have a good side to them as well, or "good" characters who turn out to have a few nasty tricks upon their sleeve. There is one notable subversion in the Ghibli canon, however; Laputa: Castle in the Sky, which features Colonel Muska, a government secret agent on a mission to find Laputa. Once he does, at the expense of the heroes, he reveals he is a descendant of the Laputean monarchy, forces his way to the middle of the floating island and starts utilizing its' sheer force to turn on everyone. While he sheds his Affably Evil front, he gleefully kills most of his allies by throwing them off the island to their deaths or sending robots after them, and then plans to use the Castle in the Sky to wipe out everything in his way so that he can rule the world, thus crossing the Moral Event Horizon. He takes the young girl Sheeta, also of Laputean descent, as his hostage in order to exploit her crystal containing mystical energy that controls the island, and strongly implies he intends to sexually abuse her in order to carry on their shared royal bloodline. When Sheeta fights back and tries to escape, Muska pursues her with the intent to do her harm. He corners her and shoots both her pigtails off, declaring "both her ears are next" as he points his gun directly at her, and then when Pazzu arrives on the scene, Muska threatens the lives of both children unless they surrender the crystal. Throughout the film, Muska showed manipulative and emotionally abusive tendencies, a sense of entitlement, greed and hunger for power, revulsion of "disgusting" natural wildlife that he wanted to have burned down, and a willingness to hurt or even kill children if it got him closer to what he wanted. Basically, Miyazaki's only true villain suitably plays this trope straight.
  • Captain Continental of Legend of the Blue Wolves. He tries to sexually subdue subordinates that take his fancy, and if they happen to refuse him, he whips them and beats them half to death unless they submit. And if even that doesn't work, he just rapes them and forces them to participate in various sexual activities with absolutely no remorse. In fact, he seems to get sexual pleasure (if his constant Slasher Smile is any indication) out of breaking, beating up, and raping people.
  • Prince Braunschweig of Legend of Galactic Heroes certainly qualifies in a series full of Gray and Grey Morality. When protesting occurs on the colony world of Westerland, Braunschweig's response is to kill every single inhabitant in a nuclear strike...not even covering his continuance of the Goldenbaum dynasty's despicable policies.
  • While he is portrayed as a Tragic Villain in the games, the version of Ogura in the manga adaptation of The Legendary Starfy is far worse. Making his first appearance by attempting to suffocate Starfy to death, he goes on to kidnap Starfy's mom and force Starfy to fight her, taking a cruel satisfaction in doing so. Going on to start forest fires and implant landmines in towns purely For the Evulz, he lacks any of the redeeming traits he had in the games and in their place inherits Evil's worst traits from the games.
  • Lord Varohl, Champion of Gold and lord of the flying fortress Valkyras in Legend of Lemnear, is a vicious tyrant who seeks to brutally subjugate humanity for casting him out. Varohl leads his armies to slaughter and destroy all they can across the land, the total annihilation of Lemnear's village and all of its inhabitants merely one of the casualties of his campaign, while leaving cities he dominates in the care of sadistic generals like Vuan to do with as they please. To steal the power of Lemnear, Varohl kidnaps her brother Masshu, and when they turn the tables against him, Varohl elects to rain fire down upon the world and destroy it all out of spite.
    • The aforementioned Vuan is a fat, greasy slaver who serves Lord Varohl for status and pleasure. Ordering brutal raids to capture innocents and sell them, Vuan especially focuses on women he can obtain, keeping the most attractive women to be mind controlled Sex Slaves for his pleasure, having them stand around naked in his chambers to serve him and perform lasciviously. Upon capturing Lemnear, Vuon desires to keep her for himself, mind-controlling and attempting to assault her as he has countless other innocent women.
  • In a slightly different example, Yokoya from Liar Game definitely fits. He doesn't directly kill or hurt anyone, but while everyone else is in the Liar Game to win money to pay back their huge debts, Yokoya has plenty of money and only plays the game to manipulate people for his own amusement. He couln't care less whether or not people end up with millions of dollars in debt and will probably be traded as slaves to pay it back. He also used money, fear, and distrust to take control of his high school as a teenager. As a matter of fact, this quote says it all:

"...Some of his actions were despicable... Suicide when only half way to his goal! He could not be a true dicator... At the end of the day, he's still a failure... I will not become a failure like Hitler. Nothing will stop me from becoming a true dictator. In life... And, of course, in the Liar Game..."

    • ...Although the 1941 Hitler was his role model...
    • You have a more direct example with Liar Game: Roots of A with a one-shot dealing with a treatment facility. The director is keeping the completely curable patients in "treatment" to leech government subsidies, i.e. make a massive profit and a source of free labor, while abusive guards torture and beat up these patients. See these pages for yourself.
  • Manami from Life is about as much a Complete Monster as a teenage girl in a normal high school setting can be. She's tried to get the protagonist and her best friend murdered, raped, and possibly made into a Snuff Film. She's tries her best to make Ayumu's life a living hell, forces all the other girls in her class to either bully certain individuals or face the same sort of harsh bullying, and says she aims to kill her bullying victims (be it by driving them to committing suicide or other measures).
  • Riku Ousei from Linebarrels of Iron. Most other members of the Katou Organization have at least some redeeming qualities (with Jack Smith being a full-fledged Type IV Anti-Villain), and Big Bad Hisataka Kato himself is an Affably Evil Well-Intentioned Extremist. Ousei, on the other hand, is a slimy little prick who delights in blowing people up from orbit with a Kill Sat just to make a point about his twisted concept of imagination (a bastardized take on his boss' own vision), and he is ready and willing to kill off a couple of innocent bystanders (a young man and his girlfriend who knew nothing of what was going on) just to taunt Koichi and drive him into a rage. And after doing that, he was going to repeat the atrocity, this time targetting Koichi's Unlucky Childhood Friend Risako. A truly despicable snot. Therefore, it makes it a Crowning Moment of Awesome for Koichi and Satoru when they destroy him and his Kill Sat when he's one second away from killing more people.
  • Dr. Grace O'Connor and The Omniscient Council of Vagueness in Macross Frontier, who use a fleet of millions of people as tools to take over the galaxy. It Gets Worse. The ultimate plan is to Mind Control a race of beings (the Vajra) in order to subjugate the other race of beings (Humans and Zentradi) and give them all the ultimatum of Mind Control implants or death, in effect enslaving the entire galaxy not just physically, but mentally as well. Yet despite all this, possibly their greatest crime is what they did to one little girl. They murdered her parents, tormented her on the streets where she was homeless and alone, and finally used her in an experiment that causes extreme pain, and assuming she didn't die like the previous eight subjects, she would still die in ten years. Her name was Sheryl Nome. She was seven years old. Grace becomes something of a tragic case of Complete Monster, as she comes to admit to herself that over the ten years she raised Sheryl, she came to care deeply for her. She decides these feelings are probably going to get in the way of her mission and deletes them in what could be considered a very subtle but all the more damning crossing of the Moral Event Horizon.
  • While Magi Labyrinth of Magic has several unnecessarily cruel villains, most of them have some minor redeeming qualities or Freudian Excuse, with one big exception: Jamil, the ruler of Qishan. Smug Snake, Dirty Coward, you name it. He also gets quite a kick out of abusing slaves and underlings, and flashbacks show him doing this to children—all with the cheerful, smug grin of a true sadist. Morgianna is so loyal and obedient to him that, at first, it appears to be a case of Happiness in Slavery, until her point of view shows that his physical and emotional abuse has simply broken her into unconditional obedience. He's also the only villain that the idealistic Aladdin makes no attempt to redeem or befriend.
    • Empress Gyokuen of the Kou Empire appears to be a sweet, caring and gentle mother. The truth is far different - her true persona is that of Arba. Once one of King Solomon's most beloved followers, Arba fell into depravity when Solomon's will supplanted that of Il-Ilah's. Devoting herself to destroying the kingdom of Alma Toran, Arba founded Al-Thamen and led an attack on the kingdom, culminating in her personally cutting down her surrogate sister, Solomon's pregnant lover Queen Sheba. Vowing to return to destroy the world Solomon creates anew, Arba manifests in Solomon's new world in the Kou Empire, having children for the purpose of possessing them when her current body is worn out. When Arba possesses her descendant Gyokuen, she murders Gyokuen's husband, Emperor Hakutoku, and his elder two sons, mocking her remaining son Hakuryu (the only son Arba herself gave birth to) for his helplessness in learning the truth. She also murderins her second husband in a disgusting sahion simply because he stood in the way of her seizing the throne. After summarily deciding the world is a 'failure', Gyokuen/Arba uses the lives of others to summon the 'Father' of Al-Tharmen to devour magic from the world and let it die in darkness.
    • Also King David Jehoahz Abraham, ruler of the Magicians. He oppresses all non-human species of his kingdom with magic towers constructed to steal their reason and intellect, turning them into feral, mindless beasts under his control. Having discovered an Eldritch Abomination known as a god, David plans to surpass it and become God himself. When his son Solomon rebels against his father's tyranny, David bides his time for a while before leading his magicians to slaughter the rebels and the helpless civilians, including the children. (We even see a child hideously burnt and dying, begging his mother to save him as he dies in her arms!) David personally slaughters one opposing soldier with a sense of cold satisfaction, and then engaging his son in combat. He shows no regret or remorse for any of his wicked deeds, being too far gone into his ambitions and megalomania to be the least bit humane.
  • Magic Knight Rayearth is a show notorious for giving all of its characters a sympathetic, or at least understandable, motive for what they do. Nobody is a Complete Monster here. Except one: the Big Bad of the second season of the anime, Lady Debonair, an Eldritch Abomination born from the collective fears of Cephiro's people who wants (just like the above-mentioned Wiseman, and possibly Yuki and Johan) to destroy the world for no understandable reason, cannot be reasoned with, and will use any despicable trick in the book to get her way. Even reading this does not convey how horrible she is, but when she abandons her own "daughter", Nova, to her fate after she fails in defeating the Magic Knights...that's when it truly sinks what kind of monster we're dealing with.
  • Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha StrikerS:
    • Jail Scaglietti, a Mad Scientist far surpassing Precia from the previous series. While Precia was driven by grief over her daughter's death but was certifiably insane, Scaglietti doesn't make any pretenses to having a motive and proved himself to be utterly, disgustingly evil even before he used a six-year-old to power an Artifact of Doom. And to top things off, even his Pet the Dog moments were surbverted in the end. He had 'em with his own custom-made daughters/minions, the Numbers...whom he'd impregnated with clones of himself as a potential escape route for when things went south. Eeeeeep.
    • Jail's custom-made daughter/minion Quattro is also a monster. She's heinous enough to treat her own sisters as expendable pawns, and to torture a little girl and force her to attack one of her two mommies while Jail gave a brutal Hannibal Lecture to the other. She has no Freudian Excuse for the extent she takes her actions to. She never shows remorse - in fact, she's a textbook psychopath, showing no emotions that are not fake. (The closest she ever comes to showing actual emotion is disbelief that Nanoha could attack her using the method that she did.) And just like her "father", Quattro has no redeeming qualities whatsoever.
  • Mai-Otome has Tomoe Marguerite, a Psycho Lesbian to the extreme. She's a Bitch in Sheep's Clothing that uses her charm to mask her malicious intentions, and almost everyone fell for it. Throughout the show, she tried to personally take out Arika, because she saw her as a potential threat to her affections towards her elder Shizuru Fujino. Her most despicable act involved her trying to convince a gang to rape Arika, knowing that if they went through with it, her Otome powers would be neutralized. She later went on to betray the Alliance, stating that she deserved to have anything she wanted, and that everyone's lives (except that of Shizuru's, of course) were meaningless to her. Not even her supposed love for Shizuru is a redeeming factor, since she essentially made her into her plaything, and took great pleasure in it. When Shizuru had revealed to her that she never loved her, Tomoe rants noting the similarities between her and the older Otome, stating that she was entitled to be the only person to have her, then attacks her and Natsuki.
    • In the manga, Tomoe is Demoted to Extra and displays none of the repulsiveness of her anime counterpart, and Nagi ends up undergoing a Heel Face Turn at the very end. Their Complete Monster credentials are passed over to Sergey Auguste Taiki (a far cry from his Punch Clock Villain counterpart Sergay Wang in the anime), who believes that the world is full of lies and needs to be destroyed for things to be put right once again. Not only is he abusive and cruel towards protagonist "Manshiro", and not only does he manipulate most of the cast, but he also frees the dark HiMEs and manipulates the Not Quite Dead real princess Mashiro in order to achieve control over Dark Mai and Fumi, using them as weapons to achieve his ambitions. Then, with Fumi under his control, he murders Mashiro when he didn't need her anymore and starts wreaking havoc on the world, while raving that the truth doesn't exist and that the "fake" world needs to disappear. He is only stopped by a Big Damn Heroes moment from Ensemble Darkhorse Erstin and a spectacular Combination Attack from the main Power Trio (Arika, Nina, and Ers) that takes out Fumi. As he lays dying, though, Sergay gets one last hurrah and manages to trick "Manshiro" into coming close, nearly killing him, stealing his Pure White Diamond and going One-Winged Angel to completely destroy the world. "Manshiro" turns out to have survived somehow, though, and with the help of all the Otome put together, he destroys Sergay after giving him an awesome "The Reason You Suck" Speech, pointing out how Sergay never loved anyone, not even himself. A pretty bad SOB, to be the counterpart of an overall decent person, huh?
  • Sicks from Majin Tantei Nougami Neuro absolutely revels in his evil. A monster from birth who slit the other babies' throats in his nursery and later murdered both his parents, Sicks comes into conflict with the Anti-Hero demon detective Neuro. Sicks tracks down his clone, X, and murders X's love, infiltrating the police by wearing the skin of a man he killed. He punishes a subordinate who had failed to find X by making him saw himself open with a rusty saw, admitting he didn't care about a fair punishment: he just wanted to see the man die. To present a meal for Neuro, a demon who eats mysteries, Sicks forces a mansion's worth of people to commit murders in inventive ways...and then blew them up when Neuro was repulsed by the gesture. When recruiting his 'Fingers,' Sicks presented one with a cube made of the faces he had ripped from everyone close to him, and with another he forced him to murder his own father. Sicks' goal was nothing less than the absolute annihilation of humanity as well and on his orders, Japan suffered catastrophic death tolls before he and Neuro finally engaged in a duel to the death.
  • God is the Big Bad of the Mao Dante series. An ancient energy being who first arrived at the cities of Sodom and Gomorrah, God committed genocide and torture upon the inhabitants when they refused to worship him before attempting to torture the survivors for eternity. Upon the demons and devils rebelling against him in present day, God engineers a series of horrible disasters and attacks before draining his energy from all the humans he had created, driving them insane and leading to bloody massacres over all of the world with the knowledge God has done this on many, many worlds before arriving on Earth. Sadistic and egotistical, God believes he deserves worship and will enact nothing short of terrible vengeance for any minor slight.
    • Lamia, one of the treacherous devils known as the Four Devil Kings, leads her forces to a series of brutal attacks that kill many civilians after she is released by God to stop Dante. Not satisfied with this, Lamia begins abducting young men and women, impregnating the women with her demonic spawn and using the lifeforce of the men to feed her progeny. Lamia's common MO is to have her children eat their way from the 'mothers' and use them to overrun entire countries, devouring everyone therein. When the devil Medusa interrupts, Lamia attempts to use her as a host as well before trying to devour Dante himself.
  • In the manga of MAR, it's version of Halloween is one of the most sadistic and brutal members of the Chess Pieces. Originally a homeless and bullied boy by the name of Pamp, he had a firm belief that the weak become sacrifices for the strong, and promised to become strong so he could kill everybody in the village. He started off by killing neighborhood pets before going on to stab five kids to death and fleeing the village. During the first War Games, because he and Alan tied, he cursed Alan and Edward to be forcibly merged together out of spite. Six years later when Phantom resurrects, Halloween and Chimera launch an attack on the country of Acalupa, destroying it and wiping out the majority of its population, recounting to Ian how fun it was. To punish Ian for not taking part in the attack on Märhaven, Halloween has Chimera tranfsorm Ian's best friend, Gido, into a grotesque mixture of human and monster, knowing it would cause more pain to Ian if his best friend was punished instead. During his fight against Alan in the second War Games, Halloween distracts Alan by setting several innocent spectators on fire while telling him how sickened he is by his sense of protecting those in need.
  • Maranosuke has Zegenshi Doumeki, a Complete Monster that just. Doesn't. Stop. The Dragon to the Big Bad that explicitly hunts down children of both genders, rapes them into servitude, simultaneously deliberately altering them to play to various fetishes, then sells them as sex slaves to kinky nobles when he isn't vamping them for their essense to extend his immortality and youth. His explicit intentions with Pettanko Futanari Okoi made that, clear along with his joy of having sex with children. Nobody lost any sleep when that asshole died.
  • Admiral Haruki Kusakabe from Martian Successor Nadesico establishes himself as a very detestable person near the end of the TV series, by |framing Tsukumo Shiratori for treason and having his former best friend Genichiro "mercy-kill" him, all in order to prolong the war between Earth and Jupiter and have a chance to seize Mars' forgotten technology. He is finally discovered and forced into exile, but plotting revenge...and what marks his real entrance into Complete Monster territory is the fact that, in the three years between the series and The Movie, he had Akito and Yurika captured and experimented on to replicate the Boson Jumping effect. The experiments permanently hooked Yurika up to a machine, in a catatonic state, and completely destroyed Akito's senses, leaving him an empty, tragic shell of the innocent boy he was. He's also a Karma Houdini, so it's even more infuriating. Which it even more cathartic when you get to kill him off in some Super Robot Wars episodes. Preferably with Akito and Gai's Double Gekigan Flare.
    • His Karma Houdini status would have probably been undone in the sequels, but, since Word of God is they've all been cancelled with no chance of ever being made...
    • There is also Yoshio Yamasaki from the same movie, the Martian Successors' resident Mad Scientist who was directly responsible for doing all those horrible experiments on Akito, Yurika, and Lapis - and possibly on a lot more people before them. This guy is the most chilling character in the whole Nadesico series: there is something about his cheerful and friendly demeanor, even as he's committing all those atrocities, that only manages to make him more horrific. It's not that he enjoys his cruelty. He just has no feelings whatsoever about it. To him, ruining countless people's lives or mind-raping an innocent girl into becoming a mindless machine is just as mundane as brushing his teeth in the morning. Think about it - he won't even have his conscience to answer to; he has no conscience, period. He's just pure intellect unbrindled by emotion. Think an evil version of Lloyd Asplund, make him a hundred times worse, and you've got Yamasaki.
  • Hideki Kurohagi of the Marvel Anime is a Smug Snake who executes people with nerve toxins for minor failures, even taking pleasure in their excruciating deaths. He hides behind his own fiancée as a Human Shield to save his own skin, abuses her for wanting the boyfriend she was forced to give up for this Arranged Marriage, and murdered his own father to seize control of his criminal empire
  • In Mawaru Penguindrum, up until the first half, those opposing the Takakuras were revealed to have at least a sad or sympathetic background, I.E, Masako chases after Kanba relentlessly, but she also wants to save her brother Mario; Sanetoshi is a Manipulative Bastard, but he lost his "special person" and still longs to find her again. However, in episode 15, we see that the latest "antagonist", Yuri Tokikago, is a thoroughly broken person, and a Complete Monster was to blame. Said monster is her own father, a famous Mad Artist who carved his daughter's body with a chisel to make her "look beautiful" and be worthy of his love, while telling her that no one would ever love her because of how "ugly" she was. This happens in a flashback and that, in these scenes, Yuri is no older than 8 years old. And it's really not helped by the huge sexual abuse vibes and the implication that Mr. Tokikago either killed or drove away Yuri's Missing Mom because she lost her "perfect beauty" after giving birth to Yuri. No wonder said person developed some of the biggest issues in a series that's already very complicated.
  • Dodo from MiXiM is a Monster Clown with only one purpose and drive in life: to devour all he can. Dodo is initially a member of the Big Bang Zero group and is one of their four elites. He is also the only one to lack any redeeming quality or Freudian Excuse for his actions. What sets Dodo apart is how he devours the populations of entire plaets, including women and children. He relishes in what he does and has no loyalty to his allies. When one of them, Heigar, was injured, Dodo took the chance to devour him. When he encountered two children on one world, he tried to eat them as well, not caring they'd be future allies. In his final battle with the heroes, he even killed the team mascot before attempting to kill and devour all the other good guys as well.
  • Apos from Mnemosyne ranks up there with Johan in sheer wickedness and depravity (being a fellow blond Bishounen doesn't help either). Listing all of his sickening acts would probably fill up the page and then some. The most memorable would be his games of "torture chess" with dismembered immortal women or when he brutally rapes Mimi purely out of boredom. It's especially horrible when you find out his motive for everything he does: he likes the taste of his victims' suffering.
    • Sayara Yamanobe is second only to Apos. Sayara is a psychotic Mad Scientist who masterminded the cloning program that killed the original Koki Maeno. She keeps the failed test subjects as ravenous, flesh-eating zombies that suffer every moment they're alive. When she has Rin in her care, Sayara proceeds to molest and then torture her to death. It's hinted this is ROUTINE for her. And later, she just attempts to wipe out all human life. Sayara'd be the most monstrous character in any other series. It says a lot about Apos that he's the worst by far. Oh, and it's more than just implied that she molested and raped Koki as well.
  • Johan Liebert, the eponymous character of Monster, is quite possibly the poster boy for this trope. You may appreciate his abilities as a Manipulative Bastard and Chessmaster, and you may consider his scenes the best in the series, but the extremes that he goes to (such as teaching kids to play chicken on ledges, or sending a boy looking for his mother in a red light district, or killing people who took him in and cared for him) completely negate any sympathy that his Freudian Excuse could elicit in the audience. Numerous Freudian Excuses are proposed for Johan's behaviour, yet each and every one is ultimately undermined, revealing that in the end, Johan simply Woulis what he is, and what he is, is pure, unadulterated evil.
    • However, as discussed in the analysis page, he is also a thorough Deconstruction of the trope, as one of the major goals of the series is to examine whether any human at all, regardless of anything horrifying they've done, is irredeemably and irrevocably evil. This is also illustrated with Franz Bonaparta, the man responsible, directly and indirectly, for what Johan has become. The series' conclusion is that while anybody can be redeemed, it is Johan's refusal to seek redemption that truly makes him a monster.
  • Moo from Monster Rancher was originally a Super Soldier from a long dead civilization. Feeding off anger and hatred, Moo was sealed away when he attempted to destroy the world and corrupt all monsters into his minions. Freeing himself ages later by possessing an explorer, he sought to manipulate the man's daughter to fulfill his own ends and set about forcibly corrupting monsters into his minions. Moo has no compunction killing anything in his way and destroying the minds of those he can corrupt. Moo attempts to kill any minion he believes is an issue for him, and his ultimate goal is to find his old body and resume destroying the planet.
  • Redda of Mon Colle Knights rarely picks fights with characters that are either weaker or stronger than he is, but that's because he doesn't need to. Instead, he prefers to stick with his mastery of manipulation, which he takes pleasure in using on others, especially to the point of driving them to suicide, and loves subjecting things to disturbing splooshy transformations. And that's not all: he even takes Rockna hostage and sticks her inside Dread Dragon's neck and commands it to create a wormhole that sucks all of Mondo's monster friends inside it, leaving Mondo with a Heroic BSOD, after which it takes him a bit to get better. And thanks to Redda himself, Rockna was ACTUALLY this close to being slaughtered in a truly terrifying way.
  • If Moon Phase's Count Kinkle hadn't already earned this title from brutally torturing and/or mind-raping nearly every named protagonist/bystander he ever met (Seigi manages to get off with just being tricked into fighting his allies}, he would have got it from his role in Elfriede's backstory. The "hate" in I Hate You, Vampire Dad almost seems like an understatement.
  • Osamu Tezuka's manga MW features the single most hateful and sociopathic character Tezuka has ever created: Michio Yuki. Blackmailer, bisexual rapist, kidnapper, and murderer. In one chapter, he seduces and kills (for sexual thrills) the daughter of the president of the bank he works at, fakes her kidnapping, and (anonymously) extorts ransom money from her parents, then robs her father's bank and pins the robbery on the dead girl by impersonating her, and finally kills her father by making him lose his grip on a precipice by throwing lit matches into his mouth. All of this is done For the Evulz. His crowning achievement would be stealing a classified military neurotoxin and slaughter as many people as he can with it in vengeance for his own mortality. And does he succeed? No, but he still manages to fake his own death and get away clean. To see the man who created Astro Boy come up with someone this messed-up rattles the eyeteeth more than a tad.
  • My Hero Academia has All For One, the true mastermind and leader of the League of Villains. a Villain from several decades ago who was born with a Quirk that allowed him to steal other Quirks and give them to others which lead him create chaos and mayhem across the world as well as gained riches. Taking pity on his younger brother for being a Quirkless loser, All For One gave him the Quirk to pass over his Quirk as no doubt an act of spiting his brother for his heroic ideals. After discovering his brother had a Quirk that could stockpile power and merged with the pass-on Quirk to become One For All, All For One waged war with him and his successors, threatening to destroy the ideals of hero, eventually killing All Might's mentor Nana Shimura and used her death as a tool to escape him, allowing him to give him his life-threatening injury. All For One is responsible for creating the Nomus by kidnapping Heroes and civilians, transferring Quirks into them and experimenting on them until they become mindless killing machines only capable of following orders. He has Tomura invade the USJ and spread fear into the world by attacking Class 1-A, resulting in Aizawa and All Might being injured. After Tomura then kidnaps Bakugo, All For One intervenes when the Pro Heroes tried to rescue him and tries to have Tomura and the Vangaurd Action Squad escape with Bakugo. When an intense battle with All Might breaks out, All For One reveals to him that after killing Shimura he found her grandson Tenko, abandoned and abused by his father, and adopted him, changing his name to Tomura Shigaraki and groomed him into hating All Might and becoming his successor all just to spite and screw with him and further insult his master's legacy and psychologically torture him. When Midoriya and his friends were in his presence, they felt an intense sense of dread and darkness emanating over him, hallucinating death and madness from his mere presence. A soft-spoken yet vile and sadistic bastard with a knack for despising and destroying Heroes, All For One was as depraved and manipulative as a main antagonist could be.
  • The Mysterious Cloaked Guy (revealed to be Inasa) in Nabari no Ou. To start, he kills four-year-old Miharu - in a pretty gruesome way, no less. Later, he reveals that he's not only another immortal like Aizawa and Shijima, he's also actually Fuuma Kotarou...who's been tricking, playing with, and manipulating everyone from the start because he won't let anything stop him from possessing his "lovely Shinra-chan", though as he said, and Aizawa admits, he has been telling everyone all along that he wanted the Shinrabanshou... 
  • Narutaru, given its overall tone, presents quite a few of its villains as this - especially the minor baddies. These include:
    • Aki Honda, the most sadistic Alpha Bitch that could only have come from Mohiro Kitoh's warped imagination: she bullies one of the protagonists by forcing her to eat worms, then rapes her with a glass test tube and threatens to kick her in the belly while it's inside her.
    • A gang of city thugs later in the manga, whose brutal rape and murder of Norio Koga is extremely over-the-top - they even nail the victim's head to a doll's body once they're done and leave it for his best friend Takeo and Shiina's parents to find.
  • Keel Lorenz from Neon Genesis Evangelion is the chairman of the Human Instrumentality Committee, and also of the secret government conspiracy society known as SEELE. Being in possession of the ancient Dead Sea Scrolls that tell of a way for all humankind to achieve divinity by melding their souls, minds, and consciousness into a singe lifeform, Keel schemes to bring about Human Instrumentality under the reasoning that humans are slaves to sin and suffering beyond any hope of salvation and atonement before God, so the only manner of atoning and ending their pain is to surrender all individuality and ascend to a higher form of existence as an entity closer to God's level. While he seems to have deluded himself into believing that this to be a just and good cause, he secretly hopes to rig the system of the Instrumentality so that he and his cohorts ascend above everyone else even within the assimilated lifeform, becoming the true Gods of humanity's destiny. What really pushes him into this trope is seeing that he not only wants to cause the full-scale of extinction of humanity (much like Gendo Ikari, minus the sympathetic motives), but also orders in soldiers to personally murder every single member of NERV. Including Shinji, Asuka, and Rei, who are essentially children.
  • In the anime movie of Ninja Gaiden, based on the original NES trilogy, Professor Bucky-Wise was seemingly nice man who was really the hidden main villain pulling the strings. Bukcy-Wise recorded a power surge when Ryu Hayabusa defeated a powerful demon, managing to capture some its of power. He forces his colleague Ned Friedman to help him perform bizarre experiments, by kidnapping his daughter Katherine, using the demon's power to create an army of generically altered creatures. Bucky-Wise is experimenting on humans, Ryu and his friends discover one of his labs that has babies in jars and a poor twisted, mutilated dead creature on the ground. Bucky-Wise has his monsters attack Ryu and then they fail to kill him, he kidnaps Ryu's girlfriend, Irene Lew. Ryu goes to Ned Friedman's corporation, believing he kidnapped her. Ryu confronts Ned, but Bucky-Wise kills him, stating he is no longer useful to him. Bucky-Wise then tells Ryu he plans to release the same demon Ryu defeated on the world, not caring that this demon has the power to destroy humanity. Ryu kills Bucky-Wise and frees Katherine, but not before Bucky-Wise transferred some of the demon's power to her, making her a vessel for the demon.
  • Ninja Scroll has the Big Bad, Gemma Himuro, who stands out in his callous disregard for all around him. In the past, Gemma betrayed his allies and framed Jubei Kibigami for his crimes, forcing Jubei to kill his friends in self defense. To cover for the movements of his group, the Eight Devils, Gemma has a well poisoned to wipe out an entire village. He organizes multiple massacres and even murders his employer, declaring himself the true ruler of Japan. Gemma also kills Jubei's beloved, Kagero, in front of him, solely to hurt Jubei. He cares for no one, not even showing concern for two of his lovers who perish. His only concern is the gold imported to Japan, all to feed his bottomless greed.
    • There's also Tessai, the most violent, brutal and nasty of the Eight Devils. A hulking brute of a man with skin he can harden into rock, Tessai butchers a group of shinobi and sadistically rips the leader's arms off with his bare hands, drinking the blood from the severed arms afterwards. He takes the sole female member prisoner and attempts to rape her, telling her that struggling is futile since he "wouldn't mind raping a dead girl." When Jubei thwarts this attempt, Tessai's idea of retribution is a savage beat down.
  • King Hamdo of Now and Then, Here and There is a raging and unpredictable tyrant who uses Child Soldiers as cannon fodder. Hamdo evokes the smallest drop of sympathy because he is obviously insane and in great pain...and then he kills his cat in a temper tantrum and sexually assaults a little girl. His second-in-command warns him that one of his tactical moves will directly result in the bloody deaths of thousands of children, and his response is, more or less, "So?"
  • Mikaze Nakagawa from Occult Academy appears sweet and kindhearted, but is actually a Black Mage with a penchant for seduction and a desire to open a gate to Hell and obliterate the world. Disguised as a chef at a curry eatery with no apparent connection to the occult, Mikaze attempted to murder then-principal of Waldstein Academy Jun'ichiro to remove him as a threat to her own designs, and targeted his daughter Maya shortly after apparently killing him. Mikaze is responsible for the periodic monster attacks that have led to a number of deaths, and directly seduces time agent Fumiaki into doing her bidding. After exposing her true nature, Mikaze paralyzes Fumiaki after he wears out his use and promises to give him a torturous death, and utilizes her cult of brainwashed innocents to try and kill Maya and her friends, succeeding in murdering vice principal Chihiro and nearly attaining her goal of unleashing Hell upon the world. Mikaze is a manipulative sociopath with a wide sadistic streak with no reservation about murdering anyone who got in the way of her omnicidal plans.
  • Shiro Hisujikai of Ookami-san, who attempted to rape his girlfriend, Ryoko, and blamed her for leading him on when she told people, getting her ostracized and left with mental scars and trust issues. When he tries to win her back, he threatens the lives of seven children, fully intending to go through with it if Ryoko doesn't submit to his demands. Eventually he makes it his life's purpose to destroy Ryoko and her Love Interest and all they hold dear.
  • Hazanko of Outlaw Star schemes to overthrow his masters and rule over the Galaxy, and uses the Anten Seven to slaughter his foes with little care to collateral damage. Upon meeting the heroes, Hazanko gruesomely kills Harry Macdougal and proceeds to mentally torture Gene Starwind and his Robot Girl beloved Melfina. After being defeated, he merges with his own ship, gaining power by devouring his crew and becomes an incredibly powerful being with Omnicidal Maniac inclinations, aiming to slaughter or conquer as he pleases.
  • Pandora Hearts: Isla Yura manipulated dozens of politically powerful people into believing that the Abyss was a paradise, even though he knew the Abyss for what it was: a chaotic and very literal Hell that imprisons and warps anything that ends up there. Using one of these connections, he was able to gain control of an orphanage full of children who were abyss-sensitive, and he tricked them into contracting with a chain (abyssal creature), a contract that would eventually kill them. He then used these contracted children as Brainwashed and Crazy Child Soldiers to slaughter dozens, maybe even hundreds of people as preparation for plunging the world into the Abyss, and he did all this because his greatest wish was to die laughing in the face of the unknown, and the Abyss was the greatest unknown. This is fine in and of itself, but the only way he knew how to go to the Abyss was by trying to annihilate a country, so that's what he did. Needless to say, he didn't regret a thing.
  • Patema Inverted: Izamura is the leader of Aiga, a Totalitarian Utilitarian society that he rules with an iron fist. Declaring all "Inverts" to be sinners who deserve to be punished, Izamura regularly eliminates anyone who tries to associate with them or their culture. After capturing Patema, a young Invert girl, Izamura threatens Age, an Aigan boy she befriended, with death unless he "forgets" her, and taunts him about his father's death at Izamura's hands. Psychologically torturing Patema to try to break her into becoming his slave, Izamura develops a disturbing obsession with her, disgusting his second-in-command, Jack. When Patema and Age flee to the underground Invert city, Izamura follows them, tries to kill their Invert friends, then attempts to shoot Jack for saving his own soldiers rather than murder the Inverts. Cornering Age and Patema, Izamura shoots Age in the leg, then states he's going to shoot the rest of his limbs until he can no longer protect Patema. Making one last attempt to claim Patema as "his," Izamura tries to drag her down with him when he falls to his death. A vicious dictator, Izamura was a Knight Templar of the highest, depraved, order.
  • Ichinose from Phantom Memory Kurau is unique among the series' few villains in that he has no discernable Freudian Excuse. Even The Big Bad was a Well-Intentioned Extremist. Ichinose had no motive behind his attrocities apart from research or, more likely, personal enjoyment. Said attrocites involve experimenting on a young girl who was possessed by an Energy Being, to the point where she was physically and mentally exhausted. When he tried to force her to continue, she unleashed a surge of power that would have killed him if her father hadn't saved the sonofabitch. Years later, we see he's continuing his experiments, and after learning the girl is still alive and more powerful than before, he gives an expression that can best be described as arousal. It is soon revealed that the Big Bad has hired him to create an army of Super Soldiers, and we are given no reason why Ichinose agreed to this, so we can assume that he just wants to do horrible experiments. And they are horrible. Most of his subjects have died or lost their sense of self, and he shows no remorse. At one point, he suffers Laser-Guided Karma during one of his offscreen experiments, where he repeatedly says that he was "a fool". At first this seems like a form of redemption, right? Well, the very next time we see him, he used some device created by Kurau's Father to heal himself and reveals he only called himself a fool for not realizing what went wrong with his experiments, and now he has successfully created his Super Soldiers. He overshadows the Big Bad in terms of his sheer depravity and is the one character who is treated as irredeemably evil and possible insane. The worst part? There is nothing to indicate that he has died or faced any retribution for his sins.
  • Herbert Muller from Phi Brain: Kami no Puzzle - in his initial appearance, he tricked a kindergarten teacher to lead a bunch of little children into seemingly innocent puzzles, which he remade to be deadly, just to hope this level of fear will consume Kaito and his friends and get them killed. Yes, he has absolutely no problem with sacrificing little children to get his opponents. He is also said to be the "dark face" of P.O.G., implying that all it's members we seen until this point were the better side of the organization. One of them wanted to destroy a city if his puzzle wasn't solved. And Muller is apparently worse.
  • Pluto has Adolf's brother, who was a serial killer of robot children. Two things to put in perspective how bad he was. First, when Adolf wants to avenge him, he gets What the Hell, Hero? speech from his own wife, not because he wants revenge, but because he wants it for the sake of such a bastard. Second, Fantastic Racism in this world is so big that there exists Anti-Robot cults that is a KKK, and even they think this guy was a despicable scum.
  • Severin from Princess Resurrection. This cowardly Smug Snake is the opponent against whom Hime (normally a calm, collected Lady of War) came the closest to losing her cool, and with good reason: before the series even began, Severin used his necromantic powers to raise an army of zombies and sent them to kill Hime, which caused her to lose all of her blood warriors - something which she still considers her greatest failure. Then, he does it again in Volume 5, infecting a whole city with a zombie plague and causing hundreds, if not thousands, of innocent victims - once again, just to kill Hime. Unlike Hime, who genuinely cares about her blood warriors despite her outwardly cold demeanor, Severin abuses and humiliates his servants every chance he gets. And just to top it off, he's the reason Hime hates being called by her actual name of Lilian: that's the name Severin gave to his cat, whom he tortured to death For the Evulz - which implies that he wanted to do the same to Hime as well. Luckily, he gets a very satisfying Karmic Death when Hime outgambits him and slits his throat with his own sword. 
  • Keith White in Project ARMS. He is willingly the head of a research group that uses humans (usually children) as test subjects for painful, unethical, and often deadly experiments. When Alice asks if she and the children could just see the outside world for a second, he hits her. He then has all of the children shot, which leads to Alice being shot and merged with an alien lifeform, something which he shows absolutely no sorrow or regret over. When a colleague denounces the experiments as unethical, Keith laughs at him. Then, he spoiler|creates multiple child clones of himself and implants them with nanotechnology, causing most to turn into monsters and die painfully. Even later, he shows up, taking over Keith Black's body, and is thrilled at the thought of Alice launching a nuclear missile and driving the Jabberwock to blow up America with anti-matter. When Keith Violet tries to talk him out of it, he tosses her off of a building. Top that all off with him kidnapping Katsumi possessed by Alice to get her to be taken over by the ARMS Bandersnatch and freeze the entire world. He kills Keith Blue, his son, with no remorse.
  • Psycho-Pass is a dark series with dark villains:
    • Shogo Makishima is the darkly charismatic Big Bad, a Serial Killer who embraces his nature and seeks out those with the potential to be killers, convincing them to live out their vilest fantasies so he may enjoy seeing the "true state " of humanity. If he grows bored with his current pawns he has them eliminated, often by the next patsy he's lined up. Makishima has no issues getting his own hands dirty and slits the throat of an innocent girl in front of her friend because he's disgusted by her devotion to the SIBYL system. To her surprise, Makishima doesn't even register on SIBYL's scale. Seeking to plunge Japan into anarchy, Makishima attempts to sabotage Japan's food supply and forms a twisted attachment to Shinya, who himself becomes more like Makishima while attempting to stop him.
    • Rikako Oryo is a Psycho Lesbian and one of Shogo Makishima's side projects. An always placid, pale brunette who relishes Shakespeare's plays as they depict cruelty and suffering, Rikako has an obsession with creating art, targeting her fellow female students and murdering them. Mimicking her father's paintings, which Rikako enjoyed despite having only contempt for the man himself, Rikako dissects the girls and arranges the corpses into "art." Desiring only to create her masterpieces and savor her art, Rikako is among the worst of Makishima's pupils.
    • Toyohisa Senguji is another of Makishima's associates, an old man who converted most of his body to cybernetics to achieve Immortality and now experiences incredible boredom. To alleviate it, he hunts human beings, releasing his prey into the sewers under the city and tracking them down alongside his robotic dogs while dressed as a Victorian hunter. Senguji's only passion is hunting people and he's racked up dozens of victims, making tools out of their bones and protected from the law by his wealth.
  • The Director (her real name is Keiko Yamazaki, but that's never used) of hospital Center #102 from Junko Mizuno's Pure Trance. The story never presents any positive traits in her, and gives plenty of reasons to loathe her. She is shown as being directly responsible for the deaths of two of the nurses working under her (one of whom she kills by force-feeding her poison pills until she bursts), in addition to being an incredibly negligent surgeon who has killed many more women through her incompetence. Her Establishing Character Moment is stabbing and killing the mother of a woman she killed in surgery (by placing a pornographic magazine in her abdomen instead of the necessary organ). The Director is an unrepentant drug addict as well, stealing medicine needed by her patients for her own recreational use; while on drugs, she becomes even more wildly violent and unstable. In what is arguably her absolute worst moment, she attempts to freeze-dry two barely-born twin children and turn them into a pair of earrings.

From the character notes: "Nobody has any idea where or when she was born or what kind of environment she was brought up in. So no one knows why her words and actions are so violent and insane."

  • Rainbow Nisha Rokubou no Shichinin has three;
    • Dr. Gisuke Sasaki, the doctor at the juvenile reform prison, hides behind the veneer of a kindly old man but in reality is a cruel sadist who regularly rapes attractive male prisoners, coerceing them by holding privileges and favors over their heads. One prisoner is eventually Driven to Suicide thanks to Sasaki's molestations. Sasaki schemes with the warden Ishihara to murder anyone who knows the truth and after leaving behind the prison, continues molesting young boys when conducting a political campaign.
    • Warden Ishihara delights in exercising sadistic authority over the prisoners by regularly conducting beatings or giving out punishments that are massively out of proportion to minor offenses. He deliberately throws away a key during a fire to try to kill Sakuragi and later kills the honest guard Kumagai. Ishihara gives prisoners to Sasaki to rape and proposes murdering those who discover the truth to cover his tracks. When the initial hero, Sakuragi, finally defeats Ishihara, he gives the warden the evidence of Sasaki's crimes to make Ishihara leave his friends alone. Ishihara's response is to stab him. Most frustrating of all he's a Karma Houdini.
    • Joe's orphanage director forces him to have sex with her on a regular basis. She also runs her orphanage as a pedophile ring and gives Joe's sister to a guy that's just as sick as her. Like Ishihara, she also gets away with it.
  • Ogre (appropriately named). The only Big Bad in Rave Master without a Freudian Excuse. He wants to blow up a small continent For the Evulz, with a stolen superweapon he finds appealing precisely because it managed to ruin lives before ever being used. He frequently flies into a rage and kills anyone in sight, as well as sacrifices his minions without hesitation. And he plans to turn all women into his sex slaves, demonstrating this when he kidnaps Elie and infers a desire to rape her.
    • Shakuma started a war with Symphonia for fun, destroying both countries and all their citizens, killed Haru's grandfather with a deadly curse, abandoned his son Gale, and quite literally cursed his own bloodline. When he kills his pupil Haja, he reveals that his true plan is not world domination, but the destruction of reality - all out of petty hatred and sadism.
  • Ikkyu of Read or Die, clone of the real life poet, Ikkyu Soujun, is the leader of the I-Jins and a terrorist mastermind who engineers a number of deaths to gain access to a book of Ludwig von Beethoven's which contains secrets of the 'Death Symphony.' Testing it on a group of people, Ikkyu observes them gruesomely killing eachother with satisfaction before planning to broadcast it across the entire planet to exterminate the human race. While also using the heroine Yoko Readman's partner Nancy, a clone of Mata Hari, Ikkyu secretly clones her as well when he doubts her loyalty and attempts to kill her as well before putting his genocidal plans into action.
  • Wagnard of Record of Lodoss War is an Evil Sorcerer who was kicked out of his wizard's academy for practice of the black arts. As a result, the egotistical Wagnard has decided to awaken the destroyer Goddess Kardis and cause The End of the World as We Know It largely out of nothing more than spite and a petty grudge. Wagnard uses many as pawns, leading to large scale battles and many deaths to catch the pure-hearted priestess Neese, who is the reincarnation of Kardis. Wagnard spares no effort in trying to murder her friends, and when he has Neese captive, subjects her to Cold-Blooded Torture to awaken Kardis within her. At the end, Wagnard expresses sheer glee in awakening Kardis to kill all that lives, solely so he can reign supreme in a 'Kingdom of the Dead.'
  • Takeda of Region is worse than the hostile animals within the same work. Takeda is the fourth grade teacher of Ryuuto Togakushi who allows his students to bully the young boy out of contempt. When a power outage occurs, Takeda — angered that Ryuuto had kept him longer than he wanted — contemplates on making the bullying worse for Ryuuto or raping him. Realizing that he wouldn't be held accountable if something were to happen to the children, Takeda tricks his students into a corner of the classroom, and opens the door allowing the waves of rats to overtake and devour the unsuspecting students. Upon realizing that Ryuuto was still alive, Takeda attempts to coerce Ryuuto into eating a rice ball laced with rat poison to ensure that he got away scot-free. Once the rats descend on the shelter, Takeda seals the door to the entrance of the roof, condemning hundreds of people to a painful death. After Chief Togakushi reunited with his children, Takeda takes the car, leaving him, his children, and his co-worker Asagiri Risako to die. A selfish, cowardly man, Takeda would go to any length to preserve his own life.
  • Akio Ohtori from Revolutionary Girl Utena, despite not killing anyone on screen, is the epitome of heartless, callous selfishness. Once the heroic Dios, Akio grew disillusioned with being the hero and allowed his sister Anthy to be tortured for what amounts to centuries. As one of the prime figures at Ohtori Academy in the present, Akio seduces many high ranking figures (including his fiancée’s mother) in order to manipulate them, and runs the Rose Duels that essentially pimp his sister Anthy to the victors, abusive or otherwise. Akio gains a cold enjoyment out of mentally torturing those near him, including his fiancée, who it's possible he's physically poisoning to get her out of the way. He views Anthy as nothing more than a means to ultimate power and when at one point she's hesitant to continue their weekly tryst one night, he angrily rapes her anyway. Akio seduces Utena and takes her virginity, manipulating her feelings for him to send her into a final confrontation to be sacrificed for his "revolution," where he will rise above the world. Akio views people around him as nothing more than pawns or toys, to be mentally or physically used and discarded as his plans or his whims demand.
  • Balance T. Moid of Rinne no Lagrange first acts as the seemingly-polite observer of Pharos, before revealing himself later on as a madman of a scientist willing to endanger the whole universe, all to satisfy his own curiosities. As the one truly responsible for Earth's destruction 20,000 years ago, Moid forcibly implanted the powerful Memoria into Queen Maycum, in his efforts to open the Rinne, He would later become Dizelmine's Treacherous Advisor, where, under his services, he would perform a slew of atrocities in an effort to bring about the Rinne once more. These acts would include extracting the power of Dizelmine's lover Yurikano resulting and her apparent death; the war between Dizelmine and Yurikano's brother Villagulio; performing Mind Raping experiments on Dizelmine's younger sister Lan; and switching the bodies of Madoka and Yurikano, awakening the latter's conscience, nearly destroying Dizelmine's main ship and its passengers. Getting desperate, Moid extracts the same Memoria he used on Queen Maycum to implant it onto Dizelmine, turning him into an unstable catalyst that would not only summon Rinne once more but amply its destructive powers to the point where it would destroy the entire universe, much to Mold's utter apathy.
  • Gyokuro Shuzen of Rosario + Vampire is the Evil Matriarch of the Shuzen family and the leader of the genocidal anti-human organization Fairy Tale. In her position, Gyokuro tasks her men with sowing the seeds of the Human World's destruction, aiming at nothing less than humanity's annihilation by awakening the ancient vampire and Eldritch Abomination Alucard. Gyokuro also brainwashed her gentle, kind daughter Kahlua into being an efficient assassin that cannot refuse her orders to kill, viewing Kahlua as a proud achievement. When she confronts the heroes, Gyokuro rips off her stepdaughter Moka's Rosary Seal, and proceeds to cheerfully laugh, enjoying the pain it causes Moka. It is then revealed that Gyokuro had implanted bits of Alucard into the other Shuzen vampires, which have devoured them from the inside out and turned them into ravenous ghouls. When Moka begs on hands and knees for Gyokuro to save her beloved Tsukune from this fate, Gyokuro agrees...and then mocks Moka's weakness before punching her in the face. She even directs Kahlua to murder her beloved little sister Kokoa with no remorse, Kokoa being Gyokuro's own daughter as well. It's revealed Gyokuro's rage stems largely petty jealousy at Moka's mother, her rival Akasha. When she fuses with Alucard, Gyokuro gloats that she will destroy everything Akasha ever loved and destroy the world she protected. Beautiful, sadistic and unforgiving, Gyokuro viewed all in her path as nothing more than stepping stones for her own power.
  • Another historical anime, Rose of Versailles, we have Jeanne of Valois-Saint-Remy, the person who brought down Marie Antoinette and started the Revolution. Her first Moral Event Horizon was when her sister Rosalie managed to find her after she conned her way into nobility, she had her lover whip her and nearly kill her to drive her off. Her second? Killing the kind noblewoman who took her in to inherit her fortune. Third...the entire diamond affair. Note, in the manga she at least has the trait of loving Nicolas, her lover and later husband. In the anime...she doesn't. All she loves is money and herself.
    • The Duke de Guemenee kills a boy named Pierre right after promising not to hurt him after he had stolen his wallet out of hunger. He laughs after gunning the boy down, and Oscar has to be restrained not to throttle him.
  • Dr. Kenmi from Sacred Seven has become one in recent episodes. From his torturous experiments on people with Darkstone powers to the fact that he killed Rinoa's mother and father to force her sister Aoi to activate her powers? Yeah...
    • Then he wants to pull out Ruri's heart to get her Darkstone Core...after ruining her financially by making it seem like she was not paying her taxes and everything to destroy the Foundation He was also responsible for the "random" Darkstone attacks early in the series, which were all attempts to force Arma to go berserk and thus endangered countless innocent lives.
  • Cancer Deathmask in Saint Seiya. He looks Affably Evil when he appears first, but then he tosses Shiryu nonchalantly down a cascade while trying to convince Dohko to rejoin the Gold Saints via a Hannibal Lecture (which spectacularly fails). Later, we see more of his horrifying actions: when Shiryu and Seiya reach the Cancer Temple, they are utterly horrified as they notice that the temple's walls are full of screaming faces...representing the souls of all the people that Deathmask has murdered, whose souls he bound to the walls. And he cheerfully admits it when confronted. After Seiya manages to step forward and go to the next temple, he personally and gleefully takes the mission of torturing and beating Shiryu to the extreme before even thinking of finishing him...Too bad that, when he was about to succeed, he decides to use his telepathy to toss Shiryu's sister Shunrei into a cascade, which was absolutely the last straw for Shiryu.
  • Dr. Tomohiko Katsuragi of Sakura Gari. Not only is he a disgusting pedophile and a Domestic Abuser, he drugs, rapes, and tortures Masataka (this includes whipping him, sticking a household object up his anus right after raping him, and holding his hand in boiling hot tea because of his jealousy over Masataka being the one Souma loves, when he loves Souma to an insane degree himself). Oh, and because Souma hated his stepmother Sakurako for raping him when he was younger, Katsuragi takes his words literally and forces a reluctant, young Souma to kill her. He literally took Souma's hand, which held a knife, and forcibly made him cut Sakurako's wrists, effectively killing her, while she was naked and passed out in the bathtub. And after the act, he also practically rapes Souma. Not only was Souma left traumatised by the deal, but this also contributed to Souma's "half-sister" Youya going from a simply adorable toddler into a scary Yandere and Creepy Child that calls himself "Sakurako", having walked into his mother's murder and gone mad from the horrifying sight. When Souma confronts Katsuragi on his rape and torture of Masataka, Katsuragi denies the accusation and tries to seduce Souma. He acts uninterested and mentions Masataka's name, so Katsuragi actually grabs Souma by the throat and tries to strangle him. Fortunately, though, Souma isn't fazed and deals him a huge Humiliation Conga. Topped off by a Karmic Death courtesy of his abused wife Asayo. 
    • Souma Saiki himself is a brutal deconstruction of the trope. He initially seems like a Complete Monster, at least to Masataka (who calls him out on it with a What the Hell, Hero?), when he tells him that he's responsible for all the deaths surrounding him, saying he effectively drove all his former lovers to suicide, shows no remorse for it, and says that he seduces and sleeps with anyone because he wants it. The truth is a lot dirtier and uglier. And that's before we get to the torture that drove him to be the way he, well, is. In reality, Souma is utterly fucked up due to his past and present, but still not completely monster-ized.
  • Samurai 7: Born in a feudal village oppressed by giant mechanical bandits, Ukyo was eventually adopted into a noble family, growing selfish from being spoiled. After ascending to the throne as Emperor, Ukyo learns the bandits are actually servants of the empire, used to rob the peasants and happily continues to use them; ordering the bandits to attack the villages and raid all the food, including the peasants' emergency supply so they will starve, shocking even the bandit captain. Wanting the priestess of one village for his harem, Ukyo attacks her village with an army, when she rejects him, to force her into service to him. A callous man, Ukyo responds to the deaths of his current harem women by remarking how difficult they will be to replace.
  • School Days Taisuke evolves into one come Cross Days. He already crossed the Moral Event Horizon in School Days by raping Kotonoha (but this could sorta be justified as he stupidly yet genuinely thought she gave him the okay to have sex with him, not realizing that she was already feeling down with Makoto hooking up with Sekai. However, there is no excuse for his actions in Cross Days. He finds out that there is a new "girl" that Makoto is hanging out with named Yuu and basically stalks "her" until it is revealed that the person that Makoto is banging is Yuki. He blackmails Yuki and forces him as his sex slave, and if he told anyone about it, he would show all the pictures in the school of the type of person he really is, effectively ruining his reputation and thus ruining Yuki's chance of getting Makoto and Kotonoha hooked up together again. He then brings his other friends in on the deal and gang bangs Yuki constantly, and, in one of the endings, it sends Yuki over the edge. And he's a full blown Karma Houdini: even when Makoto finds out and saves him, but ends up getting beaten up in the process.
  • Oda Nobunaga from the anime adaptation of Sengoku Basarais most definitely one of these. He leads a hideously brutal campaign of conquest across Japan without care for the innocents who suffer in his wake. He constantly puts his sister Oichi down, enslaves her to his will and has no issues killing her himself. He thinks his own wife Noihime is nothing but a disposable pawn despite her devotion to him. Referring to himself as the Demon King of the Sixth Heaven, Nobunaga thinks he has a right to do whatever he pleases to those "weaker" than him and will happily kill every peasant in Japan if it brings him closer to ruling it.
    • Akechi Mitsuhide is depicted as a particularly depraved madman when he goads Nobunaga Oda's brother-in-law, Azai Nagamasa, into fighting the hotblooded hero Date Masamune. Mitsuhide diverts a squad of riflemen to fire on his own allies, having also brought Nagamasa's wife Oichi along. He ostensibly allows her to try to warn her husband before having him shot before her and relishing her pain. Mitsuhide is a vicious killer as well, serving Nobunaga only because it allows him to satisfy his bloodlust on the innocent and any warriors he finds. After the first season, he seeks to resurrect the Demon King, wanting nothing more than to watch the world burn.
  • Ryoko Naruse from Shangri-La is a ruthless, domineering woman who governs Atlas with an iron fist and treats most of her employees like slaves or assets. Eventually rising to the position of Japan's Prime Minister, she shows little concern about everyone or everything except her plans and herself, and has children subjected to horrible experiments for her own advancement. She has men from a failed raid disposed of, has captives beaten, and plans to trick the heroine into destroying a great deal to kill multiple people. Ryoko's ultimate plan was to achieve the destruction of the world, using the destruction to create a new one that only she would rule.
  • Kogan Iwamoto, the head of the Kogan-ryuu Dojo in Shigurui, particularly for his treatment towards women. So great is his cruelty in and out of combat that even the hardcore psychotics among his students are taken aback. Indeed, in a series full of depravity and madness, he consistently stands on his own mountain of heartlessness. Two key examples are his treatment of his daughter, Mie. He wanted a son instead and only sees her as a vessel for carrying the dojo's heir. Thus, he's willing to watch her get raped by one of his students to make sure she got pregnant, slashed through a student's face for suggesting she should have a husband that respects her, and scoffed at her mother committing suicide when Mie finds her body. When the man first picked as Kogan's successor, Irako, is cast out, she spends years starving herself, eventually reducing herself to a semi-sane bag of bones. He only shows concern once he realizes she won't be able to give birth in such a state, and he almost rapes her himself. As for his concubine Iku? She was seen as cursed by the locals, as every man she gets involved with dies in one way or another. Thus, she is grateful to Kogan because he was kind to her despite that...until one of his top students, Irako, tells her that Kogan killed her first husband just to show off a sword technique. She and Irako become lovers behind Kogan's back; when he finds out, he slices off both her nipples, mutilates one of her breasts by burning it, and then blackmails her into burning a hole through Irako's penis. Oh, and this is AFTER Irako is tricked into getting beaten to a pulp by his fellow students, but BEFORE Kogan personally blinds him by slicing his eyes open.
  • The ultimate Big Bad of Shinzo, the Dark Lord Lanancuras, was once a noble celestial god who guarded the Milky Way Galaxy, but eventually became a downright Satanic figure due to his lust for power. When he began to subjugate and destroy all lower beings, the other celestials imprisoned him inside a meteorite which later fell to Earth. From his prison, however, Lanancuras continued to spread his reach, brainwashing the King of the engineered Enterran race, Mushrambo, to annihilate every last human to prepare for his arrival. He selects Mushrambo to wipe out the last human city Shinzo and to kill the hibernating six-year old girl Yakumo, the latter of which backfires on him when Yakumo uses a portion of Lanancuras's own power to stop Mushrambo and splits the Enterran's soul in the process. When the timeline resets so that the war never happened, Lanancuras orders his Kadrian lieutenants to massacre humans and Enterrans alike for failing him. Even at his final defeat, he spitefully reveals that he had planned for this, as his demise as the cosmic embodiment of the Milky Way will mean the end of all life on Earth.
  • Due to its God versus Monster nature and its traditional fantastic nature, Slayers naturally has a few.
    • Copy Rezo, the Big Bad of the first anime season and the third Light Novel. He destroys an city-state, wiping out all of its citizens and leaving Sylphiel the last of its citizens, all for the sake of provoking Lina into fighting him. His motivation? He is a staggering standout among those with the clone inferiority complex by hoping to make Lina cast the same spell that calls upon the highest deity in existence and could potentially destroy the world if miscast on him in the hopes that he survives. In other words, he will murder and destroy in order to surpass the original Rezo, who made a Heroic Sacrifice in order to allow the aformentioned spell to destroy the demon he was the host for. The fact that he will do those things in order to one-up a self-sacrifice via an apocalyptic spell means that Copy Rezo is an extreme omnicidal megalomaniac.
    • Hellmaster Phibrizzo of the second season would qualify as well. As the oldest of the Mazoku, Phibrizzo's ultimate goal is the destruction of alll reality. This is pretty standard for Mazoku, but the sheer joy which Phibrizzo conducts his manipulations,and even worse, when he tortures and kills his enemies lands him here. Few other villains in the series take such unmitigated delight in causing suffering, especially when Phibrizzo seems to target loved ones to give as much pain as he can to his targets.
    • Joyrock from The Movie is a particularly cruel demon who attacked the elves of Mipross island centuries ago. By absorbing their lives and powers, he committed absolute genocide, all for using the power to claim Mipross as his own. Joyrock toys with the humans as he desires, and those who enter his domain have their lives sucked out by him. Out of sadism, he keeps their souls trapped in a state of living death, making them his zombie slaves. We see him casually rip souls out of their decaying bodies, a painful display that horrifies Lina Inverse. He'd allowed Rowdy Gabriev to survive the massacre because he wanted one living human to torment, but when he decides Lina and Naga might be more fun, he has no qualms with impaling Rowdy on his claws.
  • Soul Buster: General Sousei—also known as Cao Xie in Chinese—was one of the most vicious generals that served the Emperor of Han's servant, Hakuanshi. Prior to the main story, it was revealed that he was the one who burned the village where Ryou Un lives and then tried to kill Ryou Un's general, Suushou. When Sousei meets again with Suushou when trying to find the Southern Palace, he then kills Suushou out of spite after the latter mocks his face. As a result, Ryou Un was put into a comatose state and got her memories spending time together with Shuushou erased almost entirely from Ryou Un's mind. In the battle against Hakuanshi in the Southern Palace, when Ryou Un's adoptive grandfather tries to gave Ryou Un a legendary card that could defeat the enemies, Sousei then kills him due to disobeying his orders. As a result, Ryou Un's emotional pain was so great that she went berserk and tried to destroy anyone in her path. A sadist prone to betraying someone as soon as the going gets tough to save himself from trouble, Sousei is easily the worst of the Three Kingdom generals.
  • Medusa from Soul Eater. Complete Monster is really the only fitting description of her. Her list of evil-doings is long and continues to grow. She's a witch who has used her own child, Crona, as a horrible science experiment, driving them to complete madness and not showing an ounce of love, much less regret. When Crona is finally shown, for the first time in their life, true kindness from Maka, they do a Heel Face Turn. At this time, Medusa is also trying to revive the Kishin using two witches, Eruka and Mizune, that she blackmailed into helping her—she can off them with a snap of her fingers. When she's defeated by Stein, she escapes in the form of a snake and takes over the body of a little girl. She uses this form to her advantage, knowing damn well the protagonists won't kill her if it means killing the child. She gets Crona in Shibusen to act as The Mole and drive Stein to (greater) madness. When her sister Arachne is revived, Medusa goes to Shibusen to ask for their aid in defeating her—she's given Shibusen's best students to help with the job. At this point, Crona's been captured and Medusa tells Maka it was Arachne who took her. When Maka defeats Arachne, Medusa takes over her sister's body and tells Maka she lied: she was the one who captured Crona.}} As of recent chapters, we see Medusa has driven Crona to insanity and broken him/her again to use against Shibusen and anyone else who stands in her way, all just as an experiment. She then gives Crona the first hug she/he ever got from her, driving her completely mad and killing her, all part of her sick plan.
    • To put it in further perspective: before Medusa appeared, Soul Eater was a funny, off-kilter shonen series whose main draw was watching the antics of its amusingly dysfunctional and mismatched protagonists. Afterwards, it started morphing into an almost-Cosmic Horror Story where people die or go insane by the truckload, and said protagonists aren't safe from being Driven to Madness. It still very much retains its weird sense of humour.
    • Medusa's younger sister Shaula in Soul Eater Not! proves to be every bit as cruel and manipulative as her sister. While undercover as one of the DWMA's staff, she performs her heinous experiments on innocent civilians, involving injecting her poison into them, turning them into her slaves she calls Traitors. Once a Traitor outlives their usefulness, she finds ways to dispose of them; these include forcing a DWMA student under her control to commit suicide for failing to defeat Maka Albarn, to gleefully murdering a captured Traitor herself. When she discovers that Sid is attempting to stop her, she has him killed by luring him into a trap, then injects him with her poison before using an explosive that results in a replica of the Statue of Liberty stabbing him in the head. She also plans to unleash madness in Death City, by ordering her Mooks to kill as many innocents as they can. Through her brainwashing abilities, she forces Meme to kill her friends Tsugumi and Anya (as well as the aforementioned death of Sid), but not before licking her face just so she could taunt them. Once Meme breaks free from her control, Shaula goes on a full rampage in an effort to kill the trio, and any other DWMA's student. Willing to commit an abundance of cruel acts just to flaunt her suppose superiority over her two older sister, and destroy DWMA, she truly stands out as a dark and vile villain in an otherwise Lighter and Softer take on the Soul Eater series.
  • Space Adventure Cobra: Lord Salamander, as leader of the pirate guild, is responsible for a great deal of the atrocities they regularly commit across the galaxy, while also hosting violent underground blood sports. Desiring to rule over the galaxy, Salamander turns a peaceful religion into a fanatic death cult, while having 12,000 planets launch statues of their goddess into orbit, unaware that they are rigged weapons that will bombard the worlds until they submit to Salamander's rule. Murdering his followers to avoid sharing power, Salamander is barely stopped by Cobra and spitefully attempts to destroy Earth to deny Cobra satisfaction at his victory. His true identity makes things worse, as Salamander is a psychic project for the crippled body of Adolf Hitler, hungering for conquest after 3000 years.
  • In Spider-Man: The Manga (which has only a loose connection to the Marvel comic series), the Kangaroo is a bloodthirsty, brutish American wrestler with super strength that he abuses with absolute glee. After being blacklisted by his home country's wrestling association for the way he'd horrifically brutalize his opponents, Kangaroo travels to Japan to extend his special brand of cruelty to the locals. Landing on Spider-Man's radar by brutalizing four Japanese wrestlers, Kangaroo proceeds to cause chaos all over the city by assaulting people, stealing, and inciting panic among the masses. After stealing a canister of highly lethal bacteria with the power to kill thousands of innocent people should it go airborne, Kangaroo uses it as a shield to gain an edge over Spider-Man in combat. Once bested by the webslinger, a smug Kangaroo decides to fling the canister to the ground which, had it not been for Spider-Man's intervention, would have condemned thousands to die purely out of rage and spite towards the masses for hating him. Despite appearing before the manga's infamous Darker and Edgier tone shift, Kangaroo stands out as being among the most heinous foes that this incarnation of Spider-Man has fought.
  • Spider-Man J: General Wasperus is the vicious, arrogant second-in-command of the mysterious Lord Beastius' forces, and the series' Starter Villain. Tasked with enslaving millions of Tokyo's citizens, Wasperus uses creations of his called Stealth Bees to do his bidding, which latch on to their hosts and turn them into prisoners of their own mind, aware and helpless while Wasperus is free to use them as soldiers and as slaves to carry out his bidding. He demonstrates this on Detective Flynn, a friend of Spider-Man's who he forces to fight to the death, smugly mocking Spider-Man about his predicament while stating that he picked this method of fighting Spider-Man solely for the sake of the look on his face when forced to kill a close ally. When Spider-Man hesitates to hurt Flynn, a bored Wasperus tries to butcher Spider-Man's young friends Harold and Jean-Marie before threatening to hurt other innocent civilians as well. After freeing Flynn from Wasperus' control and chasing him to his lair, the general fights the heroes himself and states that he intends to keep Spider-Man alive just long enough to live with the guilt of not saving millions of innocents from enslavement before squashing him like a bug. A dark, serious foe in an otherwise lighthearted and funny comic, Wasperus proves to be this continuity's nastiest villain by far.
  • Dr. Aizawa manages to effectively take a formerly fluffy shounen-ai series like Sukisho and turn it into a tragic angst-fest. He captured the two main characters when they were children and performed experiments on them that were traumatizing enough to cause them to develop split personalities. He then conducted an experiment that involved mind-controlling one of the children (Sora) into abandoning the other one (Sunao), causing Sunao to swear vengeance against his former friend. And despite his defeat, he was never shown to have perished when his lab burnt down. For all we know, he could still be at large.
  • Goro Miyazaki gave us one in the form of Lord Cob, the Big Bad of Tales From Earthsea. A druid left on the brink of death after a failed attempt to Take Over the World and become Archmage, Cob began searching for Immortality to enable him to exact revenge. In the present, Cob, running a slave trade that deals in children, begins tampering with the forces of the planet in his quest for eternal life, throwing the world into chaos. After capturing Tenar, Sparrowhawk's Love Interest, Cob Mind Controls his apprentice, Arren, into attacking Sparrowhawk. Cob then tries to kill Sparrowhawk and Tenar, and, when Arren thwarts this attempt, Cob takes Arren's friend, Therru, as a hostage, then strangles her to death before his eyes, mocking him all the way.
  • Tears to Tiara's High Priest Drwc. He convinces Riannon to become Arawn's sacrifice by threatening to chop off a little girl's fingers. There's also that whole "I want to summon a demon king to destroy the world so I can rule what's left" thing. Arawn's first Crowning Moment of Awesome is to shank the evil bastard; Riannon gets one when she kicks his undead ass.
  • In Tenchi Muyo!, Mad Scientist Kagato is an intergalactic researcher who utterly lacks anything resembling conscience. Kagato turned on his mentor, Washu Hakubi, and imprisoned her for thousands of years, hijacking everything she had left behind, including Washu's created 'daughter' Ryoko. Brainwashing Ryoko, Kagato sent her to discover the truth of the 'greatest treasure in the universe,' having her hunt down traces of it...and then destroy the worlds that contained it to make certain nobody else could replicate his discoveries, whether they were inhabited or not. Over 3,000 worlds met their fate this way. After losing Ryoko, Kagato continued the process himself until he discovered her alive on earth. He wastes little time in trying to kill Tenchi and his Unwanted Harem and succeeds in blowing Tenchi apart from his ship. When Ryoko offers her life in place of Tenchi's, Kagato merely responds he'll just kill both of them. When Wahsu is freed, Kagato decides to 'reminisce' about the old days by drawing on his ship's power to destroy the earth. Kagato is defined by his drive for his 'scientific method.' Anything that gets caught in his path is simply collateral damage to that.
  • Tenjho Tenge has three truly heinous monsters among it's many antagonists:
    • Ryuuzaki: Assaulted Chiaki (and manages to rape her in the manga), beat the shits outta Nagi and Bob, called Maya to mock her and warn her about the punishment the boys would be receiving, and destroyed Bob's bike for the lulz. When Maya beat him up in retaliation for what he did to them, and when Bob and Souichiro pay him a visit later at the hospital and deliver their own payback, the fans were more than pleased.
    • Fu Chien: Beats and humiliates Maya to force Shin into a berserker state. After the resulting fight, where he is nearly killed by Shin, he vows to take revenge by torturing, raping, and then killing Maya to hurt Shin before killing him. Shin pays him a visit while he is in the hospital and rips his face off and his eyes out, apparently killing him. He did die, but was then revived by the next monster in line...
    • Souhaku: His treatment of his ex-wife Makiko Natsume and his son Soichiro Nagi more than qualify him as such. He only saw Makiko as a test subject for his experiments, and when he deemed her too weak to "control her own dragon", he transferred all the powers she had absorbed from the 12 Founding Families into her left eye, which he then removed and had transplanted into Tetsuhito. When she tried to follow Sohaku after he abandoned her, he cut off her left arm. And now he wants The Hero Soichiro (his own child) to be powered up with Red Feather powers so that he can eventually possess his body. And he won't stop at anything to get his purpose.
  • Kano from Texhnolyze is a fairly good candidate. Being a product of generations of selective inbreeding and a batshit insane soplipsist who thinks that the entire world is inside his head, it's a bit unclear how far he can be considered responsible for his actions. But driving the city of Lux insane and flooding the streets with murderous cyborg soldiers for ideals that make so little sense that it could just as well be For the Evulz, along with the more personal atrocity of chopping off Ran's head and keeping it artificially alive on a statue to use her as an oracle, puts him deep into this category, if you choose to judge him by his deeds.
  • For a rather optimistic show, Tiger and Bunny has surprising share of these.
    • The Big Bad, Albert Maverick, who is a real piece of work - he employed a mysterious criminal organization with advanced technology in return for them providing supervillains to make Hero TV more marketable. When Barnaby's parents found out, he killed Barnaby Sr. and Emily and brainwashed Barnaby to forget the killer's face. He then raised him to be the best of all heroes, to improve the ratings, and when Barnaby found out, he just mindwhipped him again, with the implication that it might have happened before, in a scene looking very much like a date-rape. With Kotetsu on his trial, he has no problem staging a terrorist attack to keep him occupied, brainwashing all his friends to forget his secret identity, killing Barnaby's friend Samantha and Kotetsu's only lead, and framing him for this.
    • There is also Dr. Rotwang, NEXT-hater who kidnaps all heroes, plants bombs on their necks, and taunts them with a Sadistic Choice - he will blow them up once his android defeats Tiger and Barnaby, but one of them can survive if he or she sacrifices everybody else by detonating their bombs. What's worse is that he is lying - even if one of them pushes the button, everybody will die. And then he does everything to make them turn against each other and is disturbingly excited when one of them almost succumbs to tempation.

Rotwang: Heart? Friendship? Pathetic!

    • Those two had a Villain Team-Up and managed to out-monster each other - Maverick was clearly disgusted with Rotwang's hate for NEXT. He also has no problem with killing Rotwang once he did his job, right after revealing that he is NEXT himself, just to add insult to the injury.
  • Deep Blue of Tokyo Mew Mew. Sure, he's another alter-ego of Aoyama-kun, very much like the Blue Knight, and he looks similar to him, too. But admit it, unlike both of them, he's an absolutely terrible person. He's cold and extremely cruel and is willing to kill anyone who gets in his way with no remorse whatsoever, and he doesn't share their feelings towards Ichigo, nor does he hesitate to hurt her or any of the other Mew Mews, despite Ichigo's refusal to fight against him. He also kills Quiche for getting in his way as a sacrifice for protection of Ichigo, and unleashes beams that threaten to murder the other Mew Mews until Pie sacrifices himself to save them; if it weren't for this Heroic Sacrifice courtesy of Pie himself, Ichigo's teammates would've been slaughtered in a truly horrible way. It all eventually leads up to Deep Blue's Villainous Breakdown as Aoyama-kun fights back against him from within him and eventually forces Ichigo to finish him off and kill both of them in order to free Aoyama, which is a truly satisfying end for this alien menace himself.
  • Similarly to the above there's Tomie of Tomie, a Humanoid Abomination who enjoys toying with men to get what she wants. She gets them so devoted to her that they'll commit murder and suicide for her, and then drives them to murder her, after which she always regenerates, usually with multiple bodies in one Hive Mind. One time, she experimented on a girl, attaching chunks of herself to her victim that proceeded to grow info more Tomies on her. This leaves her in such pain that her screams sound like thunder. Another time, a bunch of Tomie chunks grew into more Tomies at the bottom of a lake, where they proceeded to lure many men to jump and drown one young boy. She also uses transplants to take over girls' bodies and minds completely. In the final chapter, she turns an old couple who took her in against each other, leading to the wife being Driven to Suicide and the husband killing Tomie and the maid, all so she could get their money.
  • Kamishiro from Towa no Quon - ruthless commander in charge of hunting Attractors in Japan (who really is one of them and drains powers of captured Attractors) - proves how bad he is in the final two episodes - he tortures a man for information, sets a mook on fire just to check out his power boost, convinces a group of children under Quon's care and one of his friends to leave with him only to imprison them, probably with an intent of draining them later, and almost kills kidnaped telepath and Quon to reawaken the most powerful Attractor in the world, only to drain him and use his powers to wreck chaos and randomly mutate people for kicks, and is pretty smug.
  • Millions Knives from the anime Trigun, in a sharp contrast to his manga counterpart, is portrayed as a xenophobic hatemongerer obsessed with nothing less than the complete and total extinction of the human race. Growing up as a plant-human hybrid, alongside his twin brother Vash, surrounded by humans, Knives grew to hate humanity due to or receiving them as weak and barabric, but perhaps more so because of one drunk bully mocking and smacking him, and immediately began making plans to eliminate them all. Disregarding the fact that all other human companions of his treated him as family, Knives organizes the deaths of his closest human friends before sabotaging the navigational systems of the entire fleet of spaceships they are part of, hoping to wipe out the thousands of innocent humans across the fleet in one fell swoop. When this fails and he is left stranded on the desert planet Gunsmoke with Vash, Knives emotionally abuses his brother for having compassion for humans, and gleefully reveals his plans to purge all human life on the planet to make way for his perfect plant-based paradise. After forcing Vash to wipe out an entire city, Knives sends the psychotic Legato Bluesummers and the Gung-Ho Guns after his twin, resulting in countless amounts of desth and destruction across the planet, and Knives ultimately hopes to murder his twin after Legato forces him to break his Thou Shalt Not Kill rule. Lacking any of the sympathetic or redeeming qualities of his manga iteration, this Millions Knives was openly sadistic and genocidal toward all life that wasn't his own, even growing to utterly despise his own twin when he wouldn't cow to Knives' whims.
  • Fei Wang Reed fromTsubasa Reservoir Chronicle is an Artificial Human that is born from Clow Reed's unconcious desire to resurrect Yuuko; thus he desires to bring Yuuko back to life. However, in his attempts to accomplish this, he deliberately ruined the lives of millions of people across multiple dimensions, including Fai's curse and Kurogane's hometown. When he first appeared to Syaoran in Clow Country, Fei Wang implanted a death seal on Sakura on her 7th birthday which will either kill her on her 14th birthday or force Syaoran to broke the taboo by rewinding 7 years back, thus making his wish possible. Once he is forced to do the latter, he abducted Syaoran and clones him in order to have him find Sakura's memory feathers that will be scattered into multiple dimensions. From then on, he manipulates the movements of Clone Syaoran and his new-found friends as they gather the feathers until their confrontation, where he intends for Syaoran to collect the feathers and to gain a map between dimensions withing Sakura's body, in hopes of being able to accomplish his goal. Having no remorse for all the people and minions he sacrificed or the dimensions he crumbles, Fei Wang's desire to bring back Yuuko is not because he cares about her, but because he wants to prove that he is better than Clow.
  • Friend of 20th Century Boys. Both of them. The first Friend is responsible for 150,000 deaths by spreading a virus over the globe, a virus of his own creation after reading the Book of Prophecy that Kenji (one of the heroes) created, then framing Kenji's faction and calling them terrorists. He becomes the 'savior of the world' and sends people who just WRITE MANGA to high security prisons. While the Seconds Friend's actions were even more horrible than the ones of the First, at least the Second Friend is revealed to have had a truly shitty childhood to the point of contemplating suicide - it doesn't manage to serve as a Freudian Excuse. However, the First Friend (Fukubei) was really just an egocentric asshole sneering at pretty much every other person while simultaneously being a massive Attention Whore, who decides to do what he does out of some really petty grudge against Kenji.
  • Twin Star Exorcists: Yuto Ijika turned out to be the one who masterminded a tragedy by tricking most of the innocent students and corrupting them into mindless Impurities which ended up forcing Rokuro to kill them. When Rokuro met again with Yuto, the latter gloated to Rokuro about what he had done in the past. He makes his second appearance by corrupting Rokuro's childhood friend into a mindless Impurity which not only angers Rokuro, but also her father. He showed his sadistic streak in the battlefield when he fought the Twin Star Exorcist for the third time by wounding Benio's leg and stomping on it. He also took her precious hairpin that he gave and then smashed it. When the two are weakened, Yuto taunts Rokuro out of spite and reveals his ulterior motive to him that he will drain all the spell powers from the humans in the entire country. Even after being defeated for the time being, it was revealed that Yuto worked for another villain before backstabbing him. After waking up from his recovery, he traps Benio in a barrier and nearly kills her so that he could see Rokuro's true Impurity form, which will bring the end of the world. Before the final confrontation started, Yuto gave Rokuro a Sadistic Choice because if he doesn’t fight him, he threatens to destroy the whole world. When Rokuro almost defeats Yuto and refuses to kill him in the final battle, the latter then pulls his last trick by threatening Rokuro and tries to launch an attack into the human world. This resulted in Rokuro going insane and ended up dealing Yuto a fatal blow. Defined by sadism and nihilistic tendencies, Yuto proves that humans are no better than the Impurities Rokuro and Benio have faced.
  • In Vexille, Kisaragi is the owner of Daiwa Heavy Industries and the mastermind behind all the evil in the story. Using Daiwa, Kisaragi manipulates the population of Japan into getting vaccinated for a virus of his own making, the people unaware that the vaccination itself is a technovirus that will slowly and agonizingly transform their every cell into technology, eventually eating their brain and turning them into mindless zombies under his control. Running no tests beforehand, Kisaragi is fully aware that the virus is killing most of the infected, turning them into shrieking, metallic monsters known as Jags, and is amused at the fact that they annihilate all in their path. Within ten years, all of Japan's millions of citizens except a few thousand are either dead or Jags, and Kisaragi manipulates the last of the population into slowly being turned into his robotic slaves, revealing that he plans to continue his experiments on all of America, knowing most of its population will die as well, before moving on to infect the entire world, using his new mechanically "evolved" humanity to set himself up as the god he believes himself to be. An utter hypocrite as well, Kisaragi was too cowardly to even turn himself into a machine, as he claims to have done alongside his Dragon as a preliminary test, and coldly guns down said Dragon when he expresses outrage at Kisaragi's hypocrisy.
  • What, the list this long and still no reference to villains from Violinist of Hameln manga? Well, with Violinist of Hameln being a dramedy, most of the mazoku land in the Faux Affably Evil territory, as, even though they are mass-murdering literal monsters, devoid of any real redeeming qualities, their quirks and antics are regularly played for laughs. There are two exceptions, though:
    • Hell King Bass is a cold, emotionless Evil Overlord who is not only behind every atrocity that happens in the first 2/3 of the manga, but also personally takes the field to give 3/5ths of the main cast their tragic pasts. The worst thing he has done, though, is killing the greatest champion of humanity and one of his most passionate enemies, Lute, in an incredibly sadistic, spirit-shattering way, then turning Lute's body into a soulless puppet, forced to carry out his atrocities. And this was all done right before the eyes of Lute's mother and comrades. And once said body started breaking down, Bass intended to do the same to Lute's sister.
    • The Big Bad himself, Great Demon King Chestra, though, tops Bass by far. He is the only villain in the whole manga who is always presented with dead seriousness (even Bass, despite having no funny traits or sense of humor by himself, serves as the butt of a few jokes), invoking nothing but terror (in good guys) and awe (in his minions). To list his evil deeds is to list every scene where he appears and is not busy fighting the heroes, but the most salient example happens, once again, in the backstory. He not only seduced one of the kindest women in the world, Pandora, and pretended to be her loving husband for years, just so she will open the box for him, where his magical power and most of his mazoku minions were sealed, intending to kill and devour her once she outlived her usefulness, he also had children with her, just to make them live traumatic lives and eventually devoured them, after they suffer enough and develop strong enough magic to serve as a powerup, restoring his full abilities. The worst aspect of this? It is implied that, unlike the rest of the mazoku, almost all of whom are firmly stuck in Lack of Empathy and Evil Cannot Comprehend Good territory, Chestra actually felt love for Pandora...and still decided to proceed with the above-outlined plan.
  • Haguro Dou in Wolf Guy Wolfen Crest is one of the most horrific and despicable manga villains of recent years. He makes Femto (A GOD of EVIL) look SANE in comparison. He manipulates the younger Kuroda into going Columbine on half the student body out of vengeance against Inugami for his older brother's death, using weapons from his family gun cellar. The kicker? His brother died because HAGURO pulled his life-support. It only gets worse from there. Haguro beat his Noble Demon subordinate Chiba within an inch of his life, biting off his tongue, and then raping him for good measure to the point that Chiba ends up dying from a combination of ruptured organs, blood loss, and broken ribs. Thankfully, Inguami gave Chiba some of his blood, which ended up bringing Chiba back to life. Why did Haguro do such a thing? Because Chiba ended up encountering Inugami out on the streets and talked to him for maybe 15 minutes when Haguro wasn't around. Haguro is Yandere for Inugami's werewolf form, you see.
    • He also kidnapped and brutally raped Akiko Aoshika (a teacher who ends up falling in love with Inugami, becoming his Morality Chain) while recording it so that Inugami can see, practically talking to the camera (and, therefore, to Inugami) through the entire thing in the hopes that Inugami (who left to Nara due to Haguro's actions) will come back to him. And he not only rapes Aoshika: he has her repeatedly gang-raped by himself and his Yakuza goons, while threatening Inugami with spreading the videos to the internet, which would ruin what's left of her life. He also gave her a Psycho Serum to make her go even more insane than such experinces already would, making the poor woman enjoy her own torture and rape, which almost destroys her physically and mentally.
    • Post Aoshika's release from her chains, Haguro tries to kill her, telling her that Inugami is too good for her. Inugami shows up in time to beat him up, and during the Inugami vs. Haguro battle, Haguro gets to slice off two of Inugami's fingers, and he eats them in an insane attempt to confirm Haguro is a superior beast to Inugami. It gets even worse when Haguro slices off four more of Inugami's fingers - and an entire arm.
    • Haguro also fired an MGL-140, which is a semi-automatic grenade launcher, at the school, thus committing the SECOND school shooting of the series. The attack hospitalizes Aoshika, and she later identifies him as the shooter.
  • Lord Wolfram, the Villain Protagonist and sadistic guardian of the titular fortress in Wolfsmund. Wolfram makes psychological and physical torture a fun pastime and nobody is able to sneak past him. One of the first things we're told about Wolfram is his execution of a man who tried to sneak through his fortress, along with the man's entire family. He proceeds to string along people trying to flee the Hapsburg dynasty, letting them have as much hope as he wants before crushing it and destroying them.
  • Handsome, charming Dr. Kazutaka Muraki from Yami no Matsuei. As of the start of the series, he's already spent several years systematically kidnapping, dismembering, and vivisecting small children (like Innocent Flower Girl Eileen, whose heart he harvests for her friend, Tsubaki, raping adolescents and infecting them with slow, agonizing fatal diseases (like Hisoka), and seemingly murdering pretty much every grown woman he comes across, whether to use them in scientific experiments to attract the attention of the Shinigami or just for lulz. All of this murder, torture, and rape is really only the means he uses to the end of fashioning a good old Mind Rape, whether it's mentally torturing a girl madly in love with him into developing split personalities (like the aforementioned Tsubaki), mind-controlling suicidally depressed pop stars into becoming blood-drinking monsters (like Maria Wong), or stalking and harassing one of the Shinigami ( Tsuzuki) with so much misdirected guilt that he finally manages to drive him into a catatonic state, in which state he fully intended to vivisect the guy and use his powers to bring his older brother Saki (apparently another CM) back to life, so that he could kill him more slowly and painfully for the murder of their parents.
  • The Yagyu Ninja Scrolls gave us these two:
    • Akinari Kato is a tyrannical Daimyo who rules the lands of Aizu in a hedonistic hell where he has girls abducted to serve as Sex Slaves and toys for his pleasure before allowing his pet psycho squad, The Seven Spears, to torture them to death. When his vassal, Mondo Hori, rebels to save his daughter from such a fate, Akinari has him and the Hori men tortured to death. Throughout the series, Akinari abuses, tortures and rapes those who fall into his clutches, and when he is so terrified by Jubei Yagyu's constantly hounding him, he makes himself feel better by abducting and violating the innocent daughter of a lord who had the bad fortune to host him for a night. When he finally gets a hold of the surviving Hori women, Akinari sentences them to death by crucifixion and orders it to be made as drawn out as humanly possible.
    • Dohaku Ashina, the ruler of the Ashina ninja and the secret ruler of Aizu who pulls Akinari's strings, soon reveals himself to be the true villain. Dohaku is a 107-year-old immortal man and when Jubei begins his heroic actions in Aizu, Dohaku's response is to begin having random women beheaded and their heads displayed as a deterrent. He then proceeds to have multiple women abducted for Akinari's harem or to be sacrificed in his dark rituals. Worse still, he raised his own beautiful young daughter Oyura as Akinari's concubine to get an heir from Akinari's bloodline, intending to do away with Akinari's trueborn son. When Oyura ends up intercepting a blow her father had meant for Jubei, Dohaku breaks down, screaming furiously how all she was to him was something to produce a Puppet King and refusing to save her life.
  • Yoshiyuki Tomino gives us another despicable villain in Zambot 3, in the form of Killer The Butcher, The Dragon to Big Bad Gaizock. During the series' run, this guy commits any sort of horrible action, the mildest of which is mass murder of innocent civilians with the excuse that Humans Are the Real Monsters. If, by the end of the series, you still don't think this guy deserves a quick, brutal death, just wait until he implants mini-bombs inside unknowing human prisoners, just to release them, let them go back to their families...and only then blow them up. Alive. Even children. And all the while, he admires his work, is proud of the bloodshed, and even jokes about the horrible deaths of his victims, treating his killing sprees as a funny game.
  • Some of the evil mamodo in Zatch Bell are monstrous, but Zofis in particular was the most vile of them all. A total sadist and an egotist, he horribly Mind Raped both humans and fellow mamodo, both for practical reasons and For the Evulz, and enjoyed nothing more than the suffering of others. He also kept an army of 100 year old mamodo in line by creating the illusion of turning them back into stone tablets, thus being able to control them using fear. Most notably, he warped the heart and mind of Sherry's best friend Koko and made her do anything he wanted her to do, specifically if it hurt Sherry in any way (she nearly even jumped to a fiery, burning death because of him). His final threat was to not erase Koko's memory of her time as his partner so that she'd always suffer from the guilt and stay broken as a result, a threat that thankfully became empty when Brago forced the Dirty Coward into a Villainous Breakdown by exposing his fear of him and threatening to hound him forever if he didn't restore Koko completely.
    • Leo and Zeno just barely dodged this status thanks to ultimately failing at their attempts to sadistically murder the main cast and blow up Japan just to get back at Kyomaro (And their motivations were convincing, though in no way actually excuses their behavior). Clear Note, however, was so thoroughly malevolent that Zatch's ultimate spell, which destroyed only what was evil, erased everything that defined his person, leaving only his...soul, or whatever, to reincarnate as a different being.
  • Seiji Haitani of Zetman also known as Anvil, is one of the many monstrous creature called Players that escaped the Amagi Laboratories and his actions throughout the series proves him to be the most vicious of all the Players. He is first introduced sending a Chameleon Player onto a homeless community. killing everyone with the exception of a child, Jin Kanzaki. When the Player fails to kill Jin a second time, Haitani kills him, but not before witnessing Jin's powers as Zetman. Thinking Jin may be useful to him, he manipulates several parts of his life which includes setting Jin up with Hanako, to make him more vulnerable later, and impaling him with a power-boosting spike, while gleefully watching Jin kill his minions. He also summon his minion players to wreak havoc on the humans, causing death and destruction on a grand scale. This causes Jin to activate his complete form, which is exactly what Haitani wanted, as it would cause all the players within the vicinity to turn into their true form whether willingly like Anvil or unwilling like Hanako. With Hanako outliving her usefulness to him, Anvil attempts to kill her and was glad that Koga did it for him, knowing this will result in Jin crossing the Despair Event Horizon. Though claiming to be fighting for Players, differing statements about him from other players and his lack of regard for his own contradicts his claims, proving Haitani is solely motivated by sadism and by being the more superior being.
    • Seizō Amagi is the current CEO of The Amagi Corporation, and comes up with the idea of having Players, his father's creations, fight each other to the death for the entertainment of his wealthy clients. When the Players manages to break free from Seizo's control, he leaves his clients at the mercy of the rebelling player while escaping on his own, causing many deaths—one of which includes a child of Jiro Nakata, causing the latter's Start of Darkness. In the present, when Jin Kanzaki saves Seizo from the aforementioned Haitani and his Players, Seizo orders his men to kill him simply because he is of Player's species and later orders Koga, his own son, to be killed when he tries to defend him. When Koga goes on to shoot him, Seizo uses his wife as a Human Shield, killing her but not enough to prevent his death.
  • Zoids gives us these two:
    • Gunther Prozen, the Evil Chancellor of the Guylos Empire and the Big Bad of season 1, keeps a pointless war with the Helic Republic going so that he can seize control of the Empire. Attempting to murder the child emperor Rudolph, Prozen sends his personal killer, a boy he indoctrinated from childhood named Raven, after him while also sending "rescue squads" that he has Raven destroy in order to cover himself while he continues the war. Prozen then attempts to awaken the ancient weapon the Death Saurer and demonstrates its power by attacking his own capital. Even after defeat, Prozen adopts the identity of the Dark Kaiser with intention of re-awakening the Death Saurer and wiping out organic life.
    • The second Big Bad of the series, from season 2—Guardian Force—Hiltz is an Ancient Zoidian who desires to exterminate all human life and rule Planet Zi himself. Initiating a series of terrorist attacks to destabilize the hard-won peace, Hiltz kills any men who fail him and even tries to kill his right-hand woman, another Ancient Zoidian named Reese, just because she's no longer useful to him. Revealing his secret weapon the Death Stinger, Hiltz proceeds to bombard civilian targets and announces that when he proceeds to the Guylos Empire, he'll destroy every civilian town and city he sees along the way. Finally fusing with the Death Saurer, the sadistic Hiltz dedicates himself to exterminating all organic life on Zi, gloating how he will be the one to rule over everything.