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2013-09-14 03:32:44 AM  

h2ogate: Nils Bjurman


I don't know, I think her dad gives him a run for his money.
 
2013-09-14 03:35:40 AM  
This may be an unpopular choice... but I'm going to go with Gustavo Fring. The cold, calculating nature of everything that he does just creeps me the hell out.
 
2013-09-14 03:47:42 AM  
 
2013-09-14 03:48:36 AM  

Mugato: Shostie: But let's not forget that Gus engaged in deep machinations involving the death of several people to merely kill off a rival in Mexico.

Also, he murdered one of his own men with a box cutter.

Well that rival murdered his partner in front of him. Take "partner" however you like.

But yeah, he did kill one of his own men to make a point. So maybe it's a tie between the two.


He slashed up Victor's throat because Victor was seen at the scene of a homicide that was linked to his organization... his silence about the real reason allowed Jesse and Walt (and apparently 90% of the audience) to think it was to prove a point about not getting uppity.
 
2013-09-14 04:00:44 AM  
upload.wikimedia.org
 
2013-09-14 04:08:56 AM  
All of the people mentioned here are amateurs compared to :

lh3.ggpht.com

(That's Livia from I, Claudius for the culture-impaired among you.)

I also nominate:

www.thehollywoodnews.com

The Nostalgia Critic was right to name her the worst Disney Villain ever. All of the other villains acted out of self-interest or ambition. All this woman did was ruin one girl's life, completely and utterly crushing her for no damn good reason. Jealousy for her less accomplished daughters, perhaps, but Cinderella did nothing to merit such vindictive pettiness. This woman convinced me that pure evil exists in the world, regardless of our modern attempts to rationalize it away...

As far as video games go, I nominate Kefka. It was a toss-up between him and Luca Blight, but at least Luca underwent a childhood trauma that twisted him and made him vengeful. Kefka was crazy just for the sake of being a crazy bastard.

Oh, and for Original Web Series, I nominate the villains of  http://www.brokensaints.com/    It's spoileriffic to mention who they are, but once you learn what they did to create their Human Secret Weapon, you'll see why I nominated them.
 
2013-09-14 04:13:07 AM  

yourmomlovestetris: All this woman did was ruin one girl's life, completely and utterly crushing her for no damn good reason. Jealousy for her less accomplished daughters, perhaps, but Cinderella did nothing to merit such vindictive pettiness.


That's called "being a dick".  It's quite common in our world, and it's not really evil per se.
 
2013-09-14 04:16:48 AM  
Loghain Mac Tir and his ice queen daughter Anora.
 
2013-09-14 04:24:44 AM  
"I didn't kill just one Husnock, or a hundred, or a thousand... I killed them all... all Husnock... everywhere."- Kevin Uxbridge
images1.wikia.nocookie.net

/ST:TNG
 
2013-09-14 04:26:42 AM  
In addition to my pity-vote for Greg Stillson:

No no. No. You don't understand. You can't make a deal with him. Even if you gave him the money he'd still kill you. He's a peculiar man. You could even say that he has principles. Principles that transcend money or drugs or anything like that. He's not like you. He's not even like me.


+1 to anyone else who mentions Anton Chigurh.

Also, this guy deserves an honorable mention:

images4.wikia.nocookie.net
 
2013-09-14 04:29:09 AM  

gwenners: [www.spockosbrain.com image 346x249]


I like the way you think
 
2013-09-14 04:34:23 AM  
images2.wikia.nocookie.net
 
2013-09-14 04:36:46 AM  
Kill Bill?

3.bp.blogspot.com
 
2013-09-14 04:40:08 AM  
What_do_you_want_now: Evil, pure plain and simple.

Bester was not totally evil. I think he cared a great deal about his fellow PSIs. To him, humans were less evolved, like animals.

// sure he killed innocent (to us) people, but in his mind, humanity itself was evil ... Morden OTOH.

realityVSperception

Damn, read one of those books when I was around 9/10.

// need to go back and re-read some sci-fi series now that I'm an adult.

// currently going through all of the foundation books. Including the robot series.
 
2013-09-14 04:42:26 AM  
Glenn Beck
 
2013-09-14 05:04:39 AM  

amo: Currently, I'm most pissed off with both main characters in Gone Girl, since I just finished it. I couldn't put the book down. I loved them both, then... well, spoilers.


Very pissed by that book. First, pissed at the overwhelming amount of glowing reviews which suckered me into giving it ango. Second, pissed at myself because I had to finish the crapfest just to be certain I didn't miss the good part. Third, pissed that I wasted a few bucks and few hours on that drivel.

Stupidest book ever. Okay, I know there are stupider books, but this one is in the top 50z
 
2013-09-14 05:10:52 AM  
Your Mom.

or

Mankind
 
2013-09-14 05:10:59 AM  

tuffsnake: The problem is that to be the most evil a character can't be just "totes evilsies" because they get to a point where they become pitiable like Lucifer where their evil seems like a product of something outside of themselves. You need a character that doesn't strike you as inherently evil, one who you would think as respectable who then rejects their own good nature and turns evil


Thios - one of my favorite characters for pure moral loathesomeness is Harry Lime from The Third Man.
 
2013-09-14 05:18:01 AM  

lordargent: What_do_you_want_now: Evil, pure plain and simple.

Bester was not totally evil. I think he cared a great deal about his fellow PSIs. To him, humans were less evolved, like animals.

// sure he killed innocent (to us) people, but in his mind, humanity itself was evil ... Morden OTOH.

realityVSperception

Damn, read one of those books when I was around 9/10.

// need to go back and re-read some sci-fi series now that I'm an adult.

// currently going through all of the foundation books. Including the robot series.


I cut my teeth on classic scifi. There are so many good book/series
A Canticle for Liebowitz, Robert Heinlein's works, Dune, Larry Nivin's Ringworld, The discworld, The Stainless Steel Rat, John Varley's Gaia Trilogy, The Ballad of Lost C'mell, ...

Look up Raymond E. Feist for some forgotton fantasy/adventure. Look for Magician:Apprentice to start.

/Sratching the surface of a whole new thread
 
2013-09-14 05:22:24 AM  
Inspector Jarvet

glueimg.s3.amazonaws.com
 
2013-09-14 05:24:58 AM  
Literature - God - Bible
Film - Glenda the "good" Witch - Wizard of Oz
Television - Pennywise - King's It
 
2013-09-14 05:51:08 AM  

realityVSperception: Inspector Jarvet

[glueimg.s3.amazonaws.com image 300x300]


Lawful neutral.  He strictly upholds the letter of the law, regardless of the spirit of the law.
 
2013-09-14 06:10:17 AM  

Rhino_man: realityVSperception: Inspector Jarvet

[glueimg.s3.amazonaws.com image 300x300]

Lawful neutral.  He strictly upholds the letter of the law, regardless of the spirit of the law.


No single law can never cover ever circumstance, hence we have judges.
However no single judge can rule correctly 100% of the time.
Therefore, some LEAP will be enforcing a wrong decision. The evil lies within their regret
and mitigation of a wrong decision or their ennjoyment of and amplification of said decicision while following the letter of the law. There in lies Jarvet's evil.

Suggest you read up on the nuremburg trials to see where blindly following orders gets you.
/sorry for goodwining the thread.
 
2013-09-14 06:18:55 AM  
realityVSperception: Look up Raymond E. Feist for some forgotton fantasy/adventure. Look for Magician:Apprentice to start.

Finished years ago, but I think some new ones have come out since then.

// I read a lot when I was younger, then got busy making a career. Picked it up again over the past two years (replaced TV watching with book reading when reality TV started to grow and intelligent TV started to die).
 
2013-09-14 06:44:58 AM  
there is bad
and there is wicked
the sign of evil tho is consuming someone's ability to live
and does not have to directly kill (Pratchett - Granny Weatherwax)

lcweb2.loc.gov

alt example
the turks taking children (from conquered lands -  to become janisaries
 
2013-09-14 06:46:21 AM  

Priapetic: Ellsworth M. Toohey


QFT
 
2013-09-14 06:46:42 AM  
AKU
 
2013-09-14 06:48:15 AM  
Me.
 
2013-09-14 06:55:20 AM  

lordargent: realityVSperception: Look up Raymond E. Feist for some forgotton fantasy/adventure. Look for Magician:Apprentice to start.

Finished years ago, but I think some new ones have come out since then.

// I read a lot when I was younger, then got busy making a career. Picked it up again over the past two years (replaced TV watching with book reading when reality TV started to grow and intelligent TV started to die).


My apologies, it seems we have traveled a similar path. My eyes are not what they used to be so I can't read the way I used to. I make do with some of the better video series like Orphan Black to feed that particular
tree in my life. BTW do you remember Issac Asimov's Science Fiction Magazine? Ferdenand Fegfoot?
 
2013-09-14 06:59:02 AM  

realityVSperception: Rhino_man: realityVSperception: Inspector Jarvet

[glueimg.s3.amazonaws.com image 300x300]

Lawful neutral.  He strictly upholds the letter of the law, regardless of the spirit of the law.

No single law can never cover ever circumstance, hence we have judges.
However no single judge can rule correctly 100% of the time.
Therefore, some LEAP will be enforcing a wrong decision. The evil lies within their regret
and mitigation of a wrong decision or their ennjoyment of and amplification of said decicision while following the letter of the law. There in lies Jarvet's evil.

Suggest you read up on the nuremburg trials to see where blindly following orders gets you.
/sorry for goodwining the thread.


Oh no, I'm with you in saying that "I was only following orders" makes you a shiatty person... I just don't think it's enough to call him EVIL.  He knows he's enforcing decisions that are wrong, and he's conflicted by it... but in the end, he enforces them because he has a job to do.  Neutral.  Wrong, but neutral.
 
2013-09-14 07:07:05 AM  

realityVSperception: [upload.wikimedia.org image 200x334]


I loved the Berserkers. Like space-going Terminators.
 
2013-09-14 07:31:07 AM  
Elethomel theChairmaker
 
2013-09-14 07:33:21 AM  

Vector R: Medusa's Daughter: [farm9.staticflickr.com image 500x287]

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Where's that from?


Babylon 5
 
2013-09-14 07:34:54 AM  

Forbidden Doughnut: Snapper Carr: Keep thinking that Joffrey's the real evil in GoT.

[imageshack.us image 850x478]

Is it bad that I actually like Littlefinger just a bit? ( shrewd and calculating evil trumps Joffrey's crude depravities, IMHO)


Not really.  I like him a lot.  I don't even think he's especially evil.  He's got loose morals where it comes to achieving his ends but aside from a few necessary murders (and in GoT, who hasn't?) he hasn't really done anything truly evil.  I will agree that he may be one of the most dangerous characters in GoT, but not the most evil.

If you compare him to Bolton's Bastard, the Mountain, or even to Tywin or Varys, he's not very evil at all.
 
2013-09-14 07:36:12 AM  

Rhino_man: realityVSperception: Rhino_man: realityVSperception: Inspector Jarvet

[glueimg.s3.amazonaws.com image 300x300]

Lawful neutral.  He strictly upholds the letter of the law, regardless of the spirit of the law.

No single law can never cover ever circumstance, hence we have judges.
However no single judge can rule correctly 100% of the time.
Therefore, some LEAP will be enforcing a wrong decision. The evil lies within their regret
and mitigation of a wrong decision or their ennjoyment of and amplification of said decicision while following the letter of the law. There in lies Jarvet's evil.

Suggest you read up on the nuremburg trials to see where blindly following orders gets you.
/sorry for goodwining the thread.

Oh no, I'm with you in saying that "I was only following orders" makes you a shiatty person... I just don't think it's enough to call him EVIL.  He knows he's enforcing decisions that are wrong, and he's conflicted by it... but in the end, he enforces them because he has a job to do.  Neutral.  Wrong, but neutral.


That's a reasonale POV.  My point is if you regret or enjoy the situaion. By and large, police hav more crime on their hands than they can solve. You are operating  under the assumption every crime is assigned the resources needed to solve it. That's not the case given actual police budgets. So when Jarvet chooses to chase down a loaf of bread theft over the rape/murdur of an 8 year old child... His following orders logic goes right out the window for me because he is persuing a lesser crime over a greater one. I'm guessing what we've actually found is the point where this thread has run its course :-)

/I look forward to a future joust of ideas ith you.
 
2013-09-14 07:47:34 AM  
I was utterly freaked out by the evil computer AM from Harlan Ellison's I Have No Mouth, and I Must Scream.
http://pub.psi.cc/ihnmaims.txt

Dunno if he's as evil as Jar Jar Binks, but he's pretty damn evil.
 
2013-09-14 07:52:57 AM  
Mildred from Of Human Bondage.
 
2013-09-14 08:02:39 AM  

Rhino_man: realityVSperception: Rhino_man: realityVSperception: Inspector Jarvet

[glueimg.s3.amazonaws.com image 300x300]

Lawful neutral.  He strictly upholds the letter of the law, regardless of the spirit of the law.

No single law can never cover ever circumstance, hence we have judges.
However no single judge can rule correctly 100% of the time.
Therefore, some LEAP will be enforcing a wrong decision. The evil lies within their regret
and mitigation of a wrong decision or their ennjoyment of and amplification of said decicision while following the letter of the law. There in lies Jarvet's evil.

Suggest you read up on the nuremburg trials to see where blindly following orders gets you.
/sorry for goodwining the thread.

Oh no, I'm with you in saying that "I was only following orders" makes you a shiatty person... I just don't think it's enough to call him EVIL.  He knows he's enforcing decisions that are wrong, and he's conflicted by it... but in the end, he enforces them because he has a job to do.  Neutral.  Wrong, but neutral.


As a follow up please read this

The Optimal Number of Criminalsby J. Orlin Grabbe

Johnny Latham was the sheriff of Mad Dog, Texas. Johnny had a problem. The boys over at the mayor's office provided him with an allowance according to the number of bona fide criminals he arrested. With this allowance he paid his expenses and kept whatever was left as salary. The way the mayor saw it, if there weren't any criminals, there was no sense in wasting money on law enforcement.

Johnny was sitting on the courthouse steps sunning himself. He rubbed the stubble on his chin, pushed back his hat, and reflected. If you just leave it be, the criminal element breeds like flies. Pretty soon there would be thieves, vagabonds, no-goods, and hell-raisers all over Mad Dog. Why then he could just mosey down the street and pluck 'em off the corners for a fast buck, just like taking whiskey from a Baptist.

No. The mayor wouldn't like it. Johnny knew that a crime wave would induce the mayor to cut back on the bounty per criminal. First because the budget couldn't take it, and second because he would become increasingly reluctant to shell out good money to a no-good sheriff.

Then there was the matter of deputies. Hiring deputies was one way to keep the jails full. But more deputies meant more ways to split the profits. Also, as crime dried up, criminals would be more costly to apprehend.

(serious math  and thought follows ...)

http://orlingrabbe.com/optimal.htm
 
2013-09-14 08:04:07 AM  
Flying monkeys
Any clown
Bob Barker
 
2013-09-14 08:19:37 AM  

bighairyguy: Bob Barker


He kicked Adam Sandler's ass, he can't be all bad.
 
2013-09-14 08:26:03 AM  
sequart.org
 
2013-09-14 08:30:24 AM  
upload.wikimedia.org
 
2013-09-14 08:43:19 AM  
What if someone wrote about an organization that existed for thousands of years, and systematically taught young boys instruction, but the sinister purpose behind this was the organized rape of these boys, over and over again, for thousands of years.

blogs.telegraph.co.uk
 
2013-09-14 08:46:25 AM  
Kurtz.

"the horror, the horror"
 
2013-09-14 09:06:46 AM  
25.media.tumblr.com
 
2013-09-14 09:19:19 AM  
The blonde woman in "An Officer and a Gentleman". Her shallowness causes Richard Gere's friend to commit suicide.
 
2013-09-14 09:21:56 AM  

Tyrone Slothrop: The blonde woman in "An Officer and a Gentleman". Her shallowness causes Richard Gere's friend to commit suicide.


She was a skank too.
 
2013-09-14 09:25:31 AM  
Is it safe?

media.screened.com
 
2013-09-14 09:28:13 AM  
atlretro.com
 
2013-09-14 09:30:20 AM  
4.bp.blogspot.com
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