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Hello =) This is a simple question, Who is the best villain of the animes/mangas?




For me is Meruem from Hunter x Hunter because he has a single change in the form of think and he does still a philosofical criticism to the humanity. To finish, he had also great macabre moments.

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DIO, because that's the way it is.
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Johan Liebert from Monster. Never has there been a villain from ANY piece of media (besides Micheal Myers from the original Halloween), that has freaked me out with how cold, quiet, and purely evil (well, that depends on how you look at his motives) he is. Johan is a frighteningly calm and calculating person, with every character in the show who has come across him describing him the same way: A Monster. Every time he appears onscreen he commands your attention and makes you and the characters around him uneasy. And his grand scheme he's developed is a whole different type of sinister. He IS the epitome of evil. Truly a magnificent villain.



Lol I talk about Monster on these forums so much I might as well marry it, as the young children say.
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Posted 7/23/17
Wow. I was thinking who is the best villain in fiction, not just anime and manga.
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Oh, there are so many...too many to choose from, in fact..so I'll list my favorites.

From anime: Johann Liebert (obviously), Gendo Ikari, SERN, Charles Zi Britannia/V2, Light/L (depending on your perspective), and many others


From other media (with some brief explanations):

Hans Landa: The SS colonel in Quentin Tarantino's Inglorious Basterds; like Sherlock Holmes, if he were a Nazi...

The Joker: Another obvious choice. One of the greatest villains ever created (in my opinion), and certainly one of the most famous. Coming from someone who has only watched the Nolan version of Batman, and some animated series, the Joker is ALWAYS amazing; his plans keep Batman guessing, and are such a joy to watch, etc. etc.

Darth Vader/Emperor Palpatine/Sith lords: As a huge Star Wars fan, I could not leave out these awesome guys!! Like the Joker, Darth Vader is known all over. Even if someone doesn't know anything about Star Wars, they would most likely know him (so, I guess they WOULD know something, haha!!). Palpatine is just a fantastic villain; taking 30 years to set his plan for galactic domination in action, and ruling for a similar length of time!

Sauron: The epitome of evil!!

Jack Torrance: If you've seen The Shining, you know why he is such a great "villain"; if not, you should go see it.

HAL 9000: "I'm sorry, Dave" (Like Jack Torrance, if you haven't seen 2001, go watch it; if you have, you probably read that quote in his voice, and know just how terrifying a villain he is)

Hannibal Lecter: When I first watched Silence of the Lambs, I was freaked out, and while Buffalo Bill was scary, he wasn't as TRULY frightening as this man. Hannibal is a true monster, and he has a brain...double whammy in fear.

Harkonnen: The mountainous man from Dune who usurped the Dukeship from Leto, and caused Paul's rise in power...

Norman Bates: Psycho; Psycho

Because I'm tired of typing extra stuff, I'll just list some now:

Kurtz, Heart of Darkness; Milo Minderbender, Catch 22; The Shark, Jaws

And, my final two, since I couldn't figure out which one to make last, shall go together: Big Brother, from 1984...no one would want to be stuck in such a dystopian universe; Anton Chigurh, from No Country For Old Men...which, to be honest, I have not seen yet...but I have seen pictures of him, and know from others who HAVE seen the movie that he is one of the greatest/scariest villains ever.
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I agree with him, Johan Liebert are best villain in anime/manga.
Anyhow, outside of anime/manga;
Gul Skrain G. Dukat is best villain ever.
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I found ikari genduo from neon genesis to be such an evil character. I guess he tops the list for me anime wise.
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hmmm well probably does not count as hes not a real villain but... hes not a good guy either so my pick is Raymond Reddington from the blacklist tv series... damn but hes a lot of fun to watch.
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Madara Uchiha (insert I'm not talking about xxx Madara meme here)

So strong he had to be double, triple deus ex machina.
Try to un-revive him? LOL, nope, I am Madara Uchiha and this my technique, so fuck you
Revive the guy who beat me last time? LOL, nope, he's a tool and I'm like 10x stronger than I was then
Sage of the Sixth Paths Bullshit? Ok, that might actually do it

And when he died, he held to his beliefs, basically saying I only lost because you were stronger, not because you were right



Akihiko Kayaba, because I think he gets too much flack for the "forgetting" why he locked everyone in SAO

Through the conversation, he talks about Aincrad as a life long dream come true. Plus, he's the genius who built the game and the nerve gear (the console and the game). Having that misstep somewhere in his mind is reasonable, if a little out there.
As for forgetting, take this guy. Now put him through 2 years of a death game (granted, not a death game for him, but definitely role playing to the extreme) and I can understand forgetting

The abridged's version was way better though (do I still need a spoiler tag for the abridged series?)
"... Yeah, no I did this because of MetaCritic"
"Like, the website? I'm not following you here."
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"So you thought critics would be harder on a game that killed a few people on accident than on a game that killed thousands on purpose"
"That was my thought process, yes"



Yuno Gasai (?)
Great character
? because may or may not count as a villain

Ze Major from Hellsing


Can't think of a real philosophical villain I really liked to put on this list
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Posted 7/24/17

PandaSamaBoi wrote:

Johan Liebert from Monster. Never has there been a villain from ANY piece of media (besides Micheal Myers from the original Halloween), that has freaked me out with how cold, quiet, and purely evil (well, that depends on how you look at his motives) he is. Johan is a frighteningly calm and calculating person, with every character in the show who has come across him describing him the same way: A Monster. Every time he appears onscreen he commands your attention and makes you and the characters around him uneasy. And his grand scheme he's developed is a whole different type of sinister. He IS the epitome of evil. Truly a magnificent villain.



Lol I talk about Monster on these forums so much I might as well marry it, as the young children say.


Copy Pasta. Monster is a masterpiece, and it's largely due to its incredible villain.
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DrunkKanti wrote:


PandaSamaBoi wrote:

Johan Liebert from Monster. Never has there been a villain from ANY piece of media (besides Micheal Myers from the original Halloween), that has freaked me out with how cold, quiet, and purely evil (well, that depends on how you look at his motives) he is. Johan is a frighteningly calm and calculating person, with every character in the show who has come across him describing him the same way: A Monster. Every time he appears onscreen he commands your attention and makes you and the characters around him uneasy. And his grand scheme he's developed is a whole different type of sinister. He IS the epitome of evil. Truly a magnificent villain.



Lol I talk about Monster on these forums so much I might as well marry it, as the young children say.


Copy Pasta. Monster is a masterpiece, and it's largely due to its incredible villain.


Agreed. I did also love the myriad of side characters that popped up.Yes there are too many to properly recall their names but it did good world building for me. And the plot had me itching for more like a crack addict.

I love Monster so much. Too much in fact, it's sorta ruined other anime that aren't close to its quality.
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