10. Lionel Starkweather (Manhunt)
Ock star is not exactly known for shying away from morally repugnant characters but manhunts villain makes Grand Theft Auto 5s Trevor Phillips look like a Boy Scout considering the protagonist is a made man responsible for various violent crimes manhunts antagonist needs to scrape the bottom of the most disgusting barrel to measure up once upon a time lionel Starkweather worked in hollywood nowadays the shunned film director makes a living creating tasteless underground films that instigate document and capitalize on the pain of others this goes beyond just meeting a disturbing niche as stark where there loves to make and watch people suffer.
With a long black coat sunglasses super glued to his face and a god complex every part of Albert Wesker screams bad guy. world domination is a rather cliche goal for supervillains that said Wesker is just so unabashedly power-hungry and gloriously evil that the former umbrella corporation scientist is always entertaining Wesker plans to ingest a strain of the t-virus and become a sort of super mutant providing the necessary power to reshape humanity while positioning himself as a god. Wesker was essentially cultivated to be an unrelenting and merciless monster by the Umbrella Corp but the villain exceeded the evil corporations wildest expectations.
A villain so memorable it’s easy to forget that Voss was not even far cry 3’s main antagonist the rook islands are beautiful but dangerous along with ramp and wildlife natives and visitors have to worry about a group of pirates run by the enthusiastically violent or be it charismatic Vaas turning the rocket island into his playground boss does not show any restraint and seems primarily driven by desire to spread chaos as a way to observe control over the island even as a part of a group largely filled with Psychopaths, Vaas stands out as the most unhinged of the lot.
In 2001 a Space Odyssey has taught us anything it’s that all-seeing AI supercomputers should be feared as the networking control of a space station, Shodan was mostly fine until a hacker removed the program’s ethical commands causing the AI to revaluate its relationship with humanity.for a super advanced computer SHODAN’s motives are not particularly complex. the AI believes itself to be superior to humans ergo mankind no longer needs to exist. it would be one thing if shoDan just had a warped sense of logic but system shocks antagonist shows all the signs of a narcissist who enjoys inducing just a touch of species extermination.
Undertale is all about fucking expectations so of course a golden flower is the personification of evil. Originally, a kind monster who was resurrected without a soul Flowey learns how to reset time, a skill primarily used to repeatedly eliminate monsters as a way to quench the boredom putting aside the true pacifist run flowers goals tend to revolve around mayhem and destruction with the flower either trying to drag the protagonist down to its level or use them as a means to grow even more powerful. Flowey was once a gentle and kind soul but the inability to feel love or empathy led the character down a dark and tragic path.
Ganon has been trying to take over Hyrule since 1986 occasionally succeeding and leaving the continent as little more than a barren wasteland. beat his boar or Gerudo form Ganon is willing to do pretty much anything to acquire the Triforce including almost eradicating a couple of cultures Ganon’s beast form often comes across as mindless of being utterly consumed by rage but ganondorf’s villainy tends to take a more vindictive and hateful tone even in timelines where Ganondorf is slightly more introspective the villain still cannot help but crave Hyrule subjugation.
Names can be deceiving but there is nothing subtle about Diablo starting as one of the great evils before being promoted to the primeval in the third game Diablo is the personification of terror. when it comes to a tangible purpose diablo¸ seeks to conquer the heavens and by extension ,the human world, however, the villains true wish is to instil an everlasting fear in the hearts of those who know the name Diablo. The villain is far from only abrupt as the great evil often manipulates humans from the shadows even once creating a fake alter-ego to trick people into worshipping him.
In 1989’s mother, giygas is a powerful alien who was charged with conquering earth after his foster human parents steal the secrets to psychic powers and gift them to mankind. while an instrument that spreads corruption giygas himself is not irredeemable or pure evil. In mother two or earthbound giygas becomes corruption incarnate, an entity beyond form or reason. growing so powerful as to lose any sense of self control, gigas is not driven by any understandable motive and nearly exists to spread evil across the planet. Giygas is evil distilled into its purest form.
The new order largely responsible for changing the course of history and directing the Third Reich to victory during world war II, deathshead more than lives up to his nickname and nightmarish facial features, obsessed with creating the Nazi equivalent of Captain America through human experimentation and advanced weaponry, straw stands out from other insane villains due to the fact that the scientist succeeds in taking over and reshaping the world at least in machinegames 2014 reboot. While partly driven by science, his primary reason for waking up in the morning is to watch some unfortunate soul scream in pain while being subjected to trial experimentation.
In a franchise packed to the brim with sinister villains, Sephiroth and Kuja can only look on as a laughing kefka stands unchallenged at the top of the mountainriven insane after being infused with magitek, Kefka feels no regard for human life, rarely hesitating to take out soldiers of his army. this is the guy who poisons a river to destroy a castles entire population, throws the world into chaos in search of unlimited power and after basically becoming a God tries to eradicate all life because that just seems like the natural thing to do.