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2013-09-13 07:54:15 PM  
19 votes:
There is one that killed practically everyone on the planet because he didn't like what was going on. He also killed a man's children, took away his belongings and stricken him with disease just to win a bet.
2013-09-13 07:51:26 PM  
19 votes:
blogs.theage.com.au


There is something about the banality of evil that creeps me out.
2013-09-13 07:51:30 PM  
8 votes:
Randall Flagg
2013-09-13 07:49:28 PM  
8 votes:
Dolores Umbridge
2013-09-13 09:36:30 PM  
7 votes:
content7.flixster.com
2013-09-13 10:57:09 PM  
6 votes:
1.bp.blogspot.com
pics.livejournal.com
2013-09-13 10:48:58 PM  
6 votes:
The military commander from Pan's Labyrinth.
2013-09-13 10:03:58 PM  
6 votes:
starsmedia.ign.com
2013-09-13 10:02:28 PM  
6 votes:
imageshack.us
2013-09-13 09:39:31 PM  
6 votes:
images1.wikia.nocookie.net
2013-09-13 08:03:35 PM  
6 votes:
God
2013-09-13 11:20:46 PM  
5 votes:
encrypted-tbn1.gstatic.com
2013-09-13 08:29:50 PM  
5 votes:
farm8.staticflickr.com
2013-09-13 08:07:45 PM  
5 votes:
Moderator.
2013-09-13 08:02:03 PM  
5 votes:

One Bad Apple: RexTalionis: There is one that killed practically everyone on the planet because he didn't like what was going on. He also killed a man's children, took away his belongings and stricken him with disease just to win a bet.

I always read that as a big practical joke by Lucifer


YHWH is the source of everything in Abrahamic religions. Thus, by definition, YHWH is the greatest example of and the source of all evil as well as good.
amo
2013-09-13 07:57:34 PM  
5 votes:

optikeye: One Bad Apple: There is something about the banality of evil that creeps me out.

Yeah, tho she knew EXACTLY What she was doing and following the rules to the letter.


Getting her to play Kai Winn was a brilliant move.
2013-09-14 09:46:48 AM  
4 votes:
2.bp.blogspot.com
2013-09-14 01:28:27 AM  
4 votes:
Keep thinking that Joffrey's the real evil in GoT.

imageshack.us
2013-09-13 11:21:21 PM  
4 votes:
2.bp.blogspot.com

" I'm not going to live there. There's no place for me there... any more than there is for you. Malcolm... I'm a monster.What I do is evil. I have no illusions about it, but it must be done. "
2013-09-13 10:34:25 PM  
4 votes:
25.media.tumblr.com
2013-09-13 10:32:35 PM  
4 votes:
images1.wikia.nocookie.net
433 [TotalFark]
2013-09-13 10:29:04 PM  
4 votes:
blogs.ocweekly.com
2013-09-13 10:09:34 PM  
4 votes:
i126.photobucket.com
2013-09-13 08:43:08 PM  
4 votes:

redoctober65: Jean-Baptiste Emanuel Zorg



31.media.tumblr.com

2013-09-13 08:34:41 PM  
4 votes:
Jean-Baptiste Emanuel Zorg
433 [TotalFark]
2013-09-13 08:10:13 PM  
4 votes:
Cruella DeVille.

Honestly - who wants a coat made out of puppies?
2013-09-13 08:06:32 PM  
4 votes:
Morgoth
2013-09-13 07:54:11 PM  
4 votes:
I dunno. Mr Teatime from The Hogfather isn't quite as evil in deed as many literary villains because it's a short book, but his motivations and general nastiness are crazy evil. He tried to kill their Santa Claus using children's stolen teeth, for fark's sake. With a longer lifespan or a more corporeal target for assassination and I believe he'd make Cersei Lannister look like a fine, upstanding gentlewoman.
2013-09-13 07:54:07 PM  
4 votes:
Satan
2013-09-13 07:51:28 PM  
4 votes:
Iago
2013-09-14 11:04:53 AM  
3 votes:
3.bp.blogspot.com
2013-09-14 04:08:56 AM  
3 votes:
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 02:04:40 AM  
3 votes:
i182.photobucket.com
2013-09-14 01:38:43 AM  
3 votes:
I'm throwing AM from "I Have No Mouth And I Must Scream" into the ring.
2013-09-13 10:40:46 PM  
3 votes:
www.virginmedia.com
2013-09-13 10:40:13 PM  
3 votes:
i1175.photobucket.com

img.theranking.com

www.highdefdiscnews.com

4.bp.blogspot.com
2013-09-13 10:26:02 PM  
3 votes:
The Buffyverse knocked one out of the park with these guys.

images2.wikia.nocookie.net
2013-09-13 10:24:24 PM  
3 votes:
badasshistory.com
2013-09-13 10:19:12 PM  
3 votes:
www.tasteofcinema.com
2013-09-13 10:13:52 PM  
3 votes:
www.standbyformindcontrol.com
2013-09-13 10:12:41 PM  
3 votes:
psyc2301.wikispaces.com
2013-09-13 10:04:53 PM  
3 votes:
The Baron Harkonnen.  Only because he makes evil seem reasonable.
2013-09-13 10:01:43 PM  
3 votes:
2.bp.blogspot.com
2013-09-13 08:50:17 PM  
3 votes:
Thomas Covenant
433 [TotalFark]
2013-09-13 08:32:43 PM  
3 votes:
images1.wikia.nocookie.net
2013-09-13 08:32:12 PM  
3 votes:

4.bp.blogspot.com

2013-09-13 08:10:53 PM  
3 votes:

FrancoFile: Morgoth


He wasn't actually that evil. Sure, he stole the silmarils, but what Feanor did to get them back? Feanor was as bad as Morgoth.

Now Sauron? Sauron was evil.
2013-09-13 08:00:50 PM  
3 votes:

RexTalionis: There is one that killed practically everyone on the planet because he didn't like what was going on. He also killed a man's children, took away his belongings and stricken him with disease just to win a bet.


Don't forget sending Bears to eat a group of kids that said something about one his best dudes bald head.
Or saving the only guy in city he bombed because that guy turned over his daughters to a rape gang.
2013-09-14 02:43:58 PM  
2 votes:
images2.wikia.nocookie.net

Really Fark? 750 posts and no one has posted this yet? You guys are slipping. He first created the Daleks in an attempt to commit genocide and later developed a bomb that, when detonated, would destroy all of existence. He performed experiments on anyone, including dead family members, assassinated the Council of 12 in order to become emperor and had no qualms about betraying his creations if it would serve his purposes. He created a virus capable of destroying all living things, is directly responsible for the destruction of several planets and has a body count that makes Hitler, Stalin and Pol Pot etc look like bushleague amateurs (multiple TRILLIONS).  I can truly think of no one more evil than the dread Emperor of the Daleks, Davros.
2013-09-14 11:53:42 AM  
2 votes:
outcaststudios.com

I offer up the Shrike, from Hyperion and its sequels. Nine feet of metallic, barbed merciless pain. When it comes, it moves in the blink of an eye. It won't kill you; it will simply find an empty branch on the Tree of Thorns and impale you on it. Then you can die... eventually.
2013-09-14 11:37:34 AM  
2 votes:
Maybe not the most evil, but for some reason I think of Guy Woodhouse. Betrays his wife to some pretty horrible people.
(and for you folks saying it's Heisenberg - go read some literature and quit watching TV)

clothesonfilm.com
2013-09-14 02:14:49 AM  
2 votes:
images4.wikia.nocookie.net
2013-09-14 02:05:29 AM  
2 votes:
Maxine from Being John Malkovich.

www.filmfreakcentral.net
2013-09-14 12:36:10 AM  
2 votes:
neatnik2009.files.wordpress.com

Evil, pure plain and simple.
2013-09-13 11:44:38 PM  
2 votes:
farm9.staticflickr.com

media.tumblr.com
2013-09-13 11:33:27 PM  
2 votes:
www.chud.com

/f*cking sadist
2013-09-13 11:25:56 PM  
2 votes:
The Nothing.

www.beautifulantidote.com
2013-09-13 11:19:42 PM  
2 votes:
Thread it to damn long to scan but for my money its this mutherfarka

4.bp.blogspot.com

He was evil incarnate and represented every evil incarnation that the human species could partake of
2013-09-13 11:11:46 PM  
2 votes:
i1.cpcache.com
2013-09-13 11:11:25 PM  
2 votes:
images.sodahead.com
2013-09-13 11:10:38 PM  
2 votes:
Patrick Bateman hands down.

25.media.tumblr.com
/Remember he killed a kid at a zoo for no reason
//then he hid his crime by pretending to be a doctor and hovering over the kid as he died
///the book had this, not shown in the movie
2013-09-13 11:04:41 PM  
2 votes:

flaminio: [images1.wikia.nocookie.net image 624x272]


Good call, but that's more of a conglomerate, or an essense.  My vote also lies in sci-fi, but first....


SOOOOOO many lame suggestions in this thread.  Psycho's like Hannibal Lecter, nazi's down to every day jerk-wads and sniveling bad guys(Vader even falls into this category, if you count the newer movies), or greedy businessmen, not much real evil.  Fark is populated largely by morons.

Where theirs was micro, yours was too macro.
I bring you.... His Divine Shadow:

1.bp.blogspot.com

/original Xev for the win
2013-09-13 10:58:15 PM  
2 votes:
I was scrolling pretty fast, so please tell me I'm not the first

upload.wikimedia.org
2013-09-13 10:47:35 PM  
2 votes:
img-cache.cdn.gaiaonline.com
2013-09-13 10:35:49 PM  
2 votes:
projectshlomo.files.wordpress.com
2013-09-13 10:33:54 PM  
2 votes:
Baron Harkkonen.
2013-09-13 10:33:06 PM  
2 votes:
images3.wikia.nocookie.net

Another honorable mention.
2013-09-13 10:32:33 PM  
2 votes:
images3.wikia.nocookie.net
das
2013-09-13 10:31:49 PM  
2 votes:
www.dealerknows.com
2013-09-13 10:31:17 PM  
2 votes:
www.doubledumbassonyou.com
2013-09-13 10:24:00 PM  
2 votes:
img.poptower.com
2013-09-13 10:22:45 PM  
2 votes:
Tomas Nau  from A Deepness in the Sky by Vernor Vinge
ecx.images-amazon.com
2013-09-13 10:17:53 PM  
2 votes:
Judge Doom. Pure evil.

i1309.photobucket.com
2013-09-13 10:17:29 PM  
2 votes:
www.coalafilmes.com.br

// even his bobblehead is farking evil


Morden: If restoring the Centauri Republic means nothing to you, what does? What do you want?

Vir Cotto: I'd like to live just long enough to be there when they cut off your head and stick it on a pike as a warning to the next ten generations that some favors come with too high a price. I would look up at your lifeless eyes and wave like this.

Vir: Can you and your associates arrange this for me, Mr. Morden?
2013-09-13 10:06:59 PM  
2 votes:
The Judge, from Blood Meridian.
2013-09-13 10:03:35 PM  
2 votes:
This guy:

tng.trekcore.com
2013-09-13 09:59:20 PM  
2 votes:
exleftist.com
2013-09-13 09:38:16 PM  
2 votes:
25.media.tumblr.com
2013-09-13 09:37:38 PM  
2 votes:

i1089.photobucket.com

2013-09-13 09:27:42 PM  
2 votes:
i.imgur.com
2013-09-13 09:17:31 PM  
2 votes:
Neither Mr. Croup or Mr. Vandemar, but their employer.
2013-09-13 09:02:07 PM  
2 votes:

Mugato: ryant123: RobertBruce: There are no signs Fring was ever a good guy.  WW was, and circumstance screwed his life.

I'm not sure that's true. Most good guys don't decide to cook and sell meth when they get cancer.

Yeah, and he had plenty of outs, including his former partners just giving him the money he needed. He wanted to be a kingpin. He poisoned a kid, convinced Jesse to gun down a potential competitor and watched a hot goth girl die. Advantage, Walt IMO.


I am not in the meth business Jessie, I am in the EMPIRE business
2013-09-13 08:47:21 PM  
2 votes:
www.smashinglists.com
433 [TotalFark]
2013-09-13 08:46:59 PM  
2 votes:
Kefka
2013-09-13 08:37:46 PM  
2 votes:

redoctober65: Jean-Baptiste Emanuel Zorg


Mr. Shadow!
2013-09-13 08:34:33 PM  
2 votes:
The people that made the No Booze After X-o'clock (or Sundays...sorry MA).

So um...Puritans?
2013-09-13 08:30:48 PM  
2 votes:

Mudgen: Blushing Wall Flower: ALREADY GREENLIT? WHICH MOD BUTT LICKER SUBMITTED THIS?

CONSPIRACY

I think meow is more powerful than we know.

Does not know fiction from the reality of it.


LAUGHTER OL. Gary Heidnik was just the nightmare created by the police department of Philadelphia to have the scandal. All know he was the false flag.

My real answer:

www.crocco.net
2013-09-13 08:30:35 PM  
2 votes:

Linkster: Dante.


He only closed the store for a wake and a 15 minute hockey game.
2013-09-13 08:27:06 PM  
2 votes:
Ben Linus
2013-09-13 08:20:54 PM  
2 votes:
upload.wikimedia.org

That movie creeped me out....because it's almost too real.
2013-09-13 08:16:35 PM  
2 votes:
For me, it's either:

i431.photobucket.com

Or:

i431.photobucket.com
433 [TotalFark]
2013-09-13 08:10:48 PM  
2 votes:
Xenu
2013-09-13 08:10:27 PM  
2 votes:
Rebecca de Mornay's character in The Hand that Rocks the Cradle
2013-09-13 08:01:05 PM  
2 votes:
Keyser Soze
2013-09-13 07:56:54 PM  
2 votes:
Frederick Clegg, from the novel The Collector.
joehillfiction.com
2013-09-13 07:48:01 PM  
2 votes:
Bambi
2013-09-14 10:34:02 PM  
1 vote:
i17.photobucket.com
2013-09-14 06:52:08 PM  
1 vote:
www.liveforfilms.com
2013-09-14 06:49:31 PM  
1 vote:
theinfosphere.org
2013-09-14 02:30:12 PM  
1 vote:

acad1228: [3.bp.blogspot.com image 300x300]


Ferris Bueller definitely was a douchebag in need for a beating and he did fark his friend over but I don't know about evil.
2013-09-14 01:49:54 PM  
1 vote:
God. Fictional and truly evil.
2013-09-14 01:39:56 PM  
1 vote:
s1.dwstatic.com
2.bp.blogspot.com
2013-09-14 01:07:13 PM  
1 vote:
farm9.staticflickr.com
2013-09-14 12:57:11 PM  
1 vote:

badhatharry: Rent Party: gas giant: Rent Party: Cormac McCarthy

The baby eating cannibal gang in "The Outer Dark" make him look a choirboy.

I realize there are over 600 posts in this here thread so it's no knock that you missed them, but Chiguhr is one of several McCarthy characters (most notably Judge Holden) to come up.  Hence my comments.

I haven't read The Outer Dark. There is also a baby eating cannibal gang in The Road. I think Cormac McCarthy and George RR Martin need some help.


And they hang babies from trees in Blood Meridian and Judge Holden straight up throw puppies off a bridge. Chiguhr at least follows a personal code that's predictable, I'd face him over Judge Holden any day.

//Reading McCarthy is worthwhile but not before bedtime
2013-09-14 11:53:00 AM  
1 vote:
global3.memecdn.com
2013-09-14 11:07:06 AM  
1 vote:
www.cs.fredonia.edu
2013-09-14 10:26:51 AM  
1 vote:
The first characters that immediately came to my mind were:

- Anton Chigurh from "No Country for Old Men"
- Harry Powell from "The Night of the Hunter"
- Hannibal Lecter from "Silence of the Lambs"

This chick has them all beat:

i78.photobucket.com

Rhoda Penmark from "The Bad Seed".

Evil committed by children is more primal and more frightening.
2013-09-14 10:26:21 AM  
1 vote:
IT, the evil brain thing on Camazotz, from A Wrinkle In Time.
2013-09-14 10:26:05 AM  
1 vote:
"Lo-lo-look at you, Hacker. A pa-pa-pathetic creature of meat and bone, panting and sweating as you ru-run through my corridors-s. H-h-how can you challenge a perfect, immortal machine?"

images.wikia.com

"Congratulations. The test is now over. All Aperture technologies remain safely operational up to 4000 degrees Kelvin. Rest assured that there is absolutely no chance of a dangerous equipment malfunction prior to your victory candescence. Thank you for participating in this Aperture Science computer-aided enrichment activity. Goodbye."

image.gamespotcdn.net
2013-09-14 09:58:02 AM  
1 vote:
Two late literary entries, one from myself, and one from my retired english teacher mother.

Myself: Col Graff of Ender's Game.A man who was, at best, delusionally human, and at worst, a monster. And he knew it. An "Ends at any costs" man, willing to program and break even the best, brightest, and youngest.

Mom: She went simple. The witch from Hansel and Gretel. Using children's own, nearly involuntary wants and desires to coax them to her, and eat them. Pretty damn evil.
2013-09-14 09:35:22 AM  
1 vote:
bealing.files.wordpress.com

"your farking thread farking fails without farking me!
is it a good thread yet? NO! NO!  NO!  NO!  NO!  NO!  NO!  NO!  NO!  NO!  NO!  NO!  NO!  NO!  "
2013-09-14 09:28:13 AM  
1 vote:
atlretro.com
2013-09-14 08:26:03 AM  
1 vote:
sequart.org
2013-09-14 05:18:01 AM  
1 vote:

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 04:36:46 AM  
1 vote:
Kill Bill?

3.bp.blogspot.com
2013-09-14 04:34:23 AM  
1 vote:
images2.wikia.nocookie.net
2013-09-14 04:00:44 AM  
1 vote:
upload.wikimedia.org
2013-09-14 03:32:44 AM  
1 vote:

h2ogate: Nils Bjurman


I don't know, I think her dad gives him a run for his money.
2013-09-14 03:30:29 AM  
1 vote:
Shai'tan
2013-09-14 02:15:42 AM  
1 vote:
Ellsworth M. Toohey
2013-09-14 02:12:50 AM  
1 vote:
rindastartrekds9.files.wordpress.com
2013-09-14 02:11:00 AM  
1 vote:
I like that Joffrey has been mentioned, but I honestly feel like Petyr Baelish is the real evil in that whole situation-- particularly when referring to the books. I haven't caught up in the series yet, but it's really starting to look like the whole situation was orchestrated by Littlefinger (with help from Lyssa). Countless people are dead, and Westeros will never be the same-- all because Littlefinger was butthurt over losing Catelyn Tully and her sister wanted to fark him instead. That right there is some cold revenge.

Darken Rahl is pretty up there on my list, too.

Nikolaos from the Anita Blake series, because creepy little girl.

James Moriarty and Patrick Bateman.

Sarah Newlin is up there, too.

Sauron and Iago.

The 465.
2013-09-14 01:58:27 AM  
1 vote:

vrax: I'm throwing AM from "I Have No Mouth And I Must Scream" into the ring.


This. I'm pretty sure AM beats every other contender here hands down, except for maybe God.

Every other villain does evil in order to satisfy their fickle emotional urges. AM, on the other hand, does evil for... no good reason, really. Still, it does evil very, very effectively.
2013-09-14 01:52:47 AM  
1 vote:

Rent Party: [cinephiliacdotorg.files.wordpress.com image 600x399]

Maybe Cormac McCarthy is just really, really farked up.


Yes. Yes he is. If you haven't already, read blood meridian. it makes the road look hopeful.
2013-09-14 01:35:23 AM  
1 vote:
carryoncitizens.com
2013-09-14 01:24:30 AM  
1 vote:
cdn3.whatculture.com
2013-09-14 01:23:27 AM  
1 vote:
608 posts and no one mentioned Raistlin from the Dragonlance novels. That was one evil sum'biatch.
2013-09-14 01:22:43 AM  
1 vote:

God Is My Co-Pirate: doglover: I dunno. Mr Teatime from The Hogfather isn't quite as evil in deed as many literary villains because it's a short book, but his motivations and general nastiness are crazy evil. He tried to kill their Santa Claus using children's stolen teeth, for fark's sake. With a longer lifespan or a more corporeal target for assassination and I believe he'd make Cersei Lannister look like a fine, upstanding gentlewoman.

Mr. Teatime is fantastically creepy but I think I'd give the prize to Carcer, as the Moriarty to Vimes' Holmes.

Vorbis and the Auditors are great villains too.


The Auditos are beyond evil. They just are. Creeeeeeeepy.
2013-09-14 01:17:15 AM  
1 vote:

Rent Party: Cormac McCarthy


The baby eating cannibal gang in "The Outer Dark" make him look a choirboy.
2013-09-14 01:09:39 AM  
1 vote:
lparchive.org
2013-09-14 01:01:02 AM  
1 vote:
ts3.mm.bing.net
2013-09-14 12:57:04 AM  
1 vote:
animatedviews.com
2013-09-14 12:48:26 AM  
1 vote:

Rent Party: [cinephiliacdotorg.files.wordpress.com image 600x399]

Maybe Cormac McCarthy is just really, really farked up.


No kidding. Judge Holden from McCarthy's Blood Meridian is undiluted evil.
2013-09-14 12:43:48 AM  
1 vote:
Lucy Vanpelt, Nelly from Little house
2013-09-14 12:43:01 AM  
1 vote:
Ayesha from Haggard's  She
2013-09-14 12:42:33 AM  
1 vote:
cinephiliacdotorg.files.wordpress.com

Maybe Cormac McCarthy is just really, really farked up.
2013-09-14 12:42:31 AM  
1 vote:
liberaldead.com
2013-09-14 12:34:42 AM  
1 vote:
No mention of Claude Frollo yet?
2013-09-14 12:34:12 AM  
1 vote:

RevCarter: The Judge, from Blood Meridian.


Yep.  None more evil.
2013-09-14 12:29:50 AM  
1 vote:
www.justsayn2o.com

I love how he has time to hunt for gasoline, lead his gang, cruise around in his nitrous fueled, six-wheeled death mobile AND wail on his pecs and blast his bis and thighs out there in the wasteland
2013-09-14 12:28:38 AM  
1 vote:
Perhaps the most evil and the most true-to-life.

psyc2301.wikispaces.com

I don't believe there's such a thing as "evil" in and of itself -- I believe there's selfishness and selflessness, as well as cruelty and compassion, and what society tends to label as "evil" is actually cruelty and/or selfishness. Nobody declares themselves evil (unless they're deranged). Hitler didn't twirl an imaginary mustache and say "Now we will unleash my evil plan!" -- In fact, most people who society calls "evil" actually see themselves as the good guy. Hitler was convinced that his choices were for the good, even though to everyone outside of his influence they were obviously selfish and cruel. The same goes for a guy like Pat Robertson. He is 100% convinced he is the good guy, and that the homosexuals, atheists, and others whom he hates are the "evil" ones. However, when we step back we see he's the one acting selfishly and with cruelty.

Cartman perfectly represents this idea. He sees himself as the good guy, and believes the people he doesn't like are the "evil" ones. He acts out of pure selfishness and often with unbridled cruelty. He hurts people because it serves him, because it elevates his goals, because it makes them look bad and makes him look "better" than they are. He hates, but he hates because he sees his opponents as his persecutors, and believes his goals are righteous because they serve his needs, and he sees no needs any greater than his own.

Selfishness and cruelty.

But if Cartman doesn't work for you, then how about this:
31.media.tumblr.com
2013-09-14 12:20:19 AM  
1 vote:
Claudius from Hamlet.

There's a dramatic term called the 'tragic flaw'.  It comes into play when a good person's best virtue gets twisted around in a way that leads them to the worst possible end.

Claudius creates tragic flaws.  Every single person who dies in Hamlet does so because Claudius turned their best quality into the opposite of what it should be.  Gertrude has excellent judgement, she ends up acting like a bed-hopping whore.  Polonius is a wise counselor, he ends up pimping out his daughter as a spy and hiding in a bedroom like a voyeur.  Ophelia is a respectful daughter, she ends up going mad and committing suicide.  Laertes is an honorable man, he ends up a poisoner.  Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are good friends, they end up being spies carrying what they think is their friend's death warrant.  Hamlet is an excellent planner, he ends up stuck in hesitation until after he's poisoned and has nothing left to plan for.

Other villians may be flashier, but Claudius is the living incarnation of poison.
2013-09-14 12:10:27 AM  
1 vote:
community.fortunecity.ws
2013-09-14 12:02:26 AM  
1 vote:
*sigh*  All the good ones are taken.  So I guess I'll go with this guy:

media.battlestarwiki.org

Six did snap a baby's neck, but Cavill started the whole thing.
2013-09-13 11:58:20 PM  
1 vote:
The Joker from "Batman Beyond: Return of the Joker". Torturing a boy into disclosing Batman's secrets, then brainwashing him into believing he's the Joker's son, and gloating about it all to the goddamned Batman? That's insanely farked up evil.
2013-09-13 11:55:53 PM  
1 vote:

megarian: The people that made the No Booze After X-o'clock (or Sundays...sorry MA).

So um...Puritans?


That law always annoyed me.  Especially when I worked the night shift.  When I got off of work, if I wanted a drink, I had better have already bought it because it wasn't legal to buy any.  Damn it.  For me it was cocktail hour, fark the rest of the city that was fast asleep.  But those farking puritans thought it was immoral for me to have a drink while watching the sunrise.
2013-09-13 11:51:34 PM  
1 vote:

CryoMax: Then the mallet began to rise and descend, destroying the last of Jack Torrance's image. The thing in the hall danced an eerie, shuffling polka, the beat counterpointed by the hideous sound of the mallet head striking again and again. Blood splattered across the wallpaper. Shards of bone leaped into the air like broken piano keys. It was impossible to say just how long it went on. But when it turned its attention back to Danny, his father was gone forever. What remained of the face became a strange, shifting composite, many faces mixed imperfectly into one. Danny saw the woman in 217; the dogman; the hungry boything that had been in the concrete ring.

"Masks off, then," it whispered. "No more interruptions."

The mallet rose for the final time. A ticking sound filled Danny's ears.

- The Shining

The Overlook Hotel, hands down.
Evil, distilled.


I've been debating whether to read The Shining for a while (enjoyed the movie but not sure if the book will make sleep impossible). Your post is making me lean toward "no".
2013-09-13 11:43:00 PM  
1 vote:

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


Gerald Tarrant from the Coldfire Trilogy would fit that bill.
2013-09-13 11:39:27 PM  
1 vote:
i881.photobucket.com
2013-09-13 11:36:49 PM  
1 vote:
They guy Brandon Sanderson is setting up to be the primary villain in the Way of Kings series is pretty evil.

He has an endless vault of the sick and dying in order to extract prophecies out of their last words.

He's pretty much the embodiment of doing evil things for good reasons.
2013-09-13 11:35:38 PM  
1 vote:
Senator Thurman in the Silo trilogy.
2013-09-13 11:35:30 PM  
1 vote:
My favorite evil character- Chigurh...no country for old men. Cold blooded.
2013-09-13 11:28:28 PM  
1 vote:
spike.mtvnimages.com


Speaking of evil and enjoying it
2013-09-13 11:27:16 PM  
1 vote:
images1.wikia.nocookie.net
2013-09-13 11:25:51 PM  
1 vote:
Then the mallet began to rise and descend, destroying the last of Jack Torrance's image. The thing in the hall danced an eerie, shuffling polka, the beat counterpointed by the hideous sound of the mallet head striking again and again. Blood splattered across the wallpaper. Shards of bone leaped into the air like broken piano keys. It was impossible to say just how long it went on. But when it turned its attention back to Danny, his father was gone forever. What remained of the face became a strange, shifting composite, many faces mixed imperfectly into one. Danny saw the woman in 217; the dogman; the hungry boything that had been in the concrete ring.

"Masks off, then," it whispered. "No more interruptions."

The mallet rose for the final time. A ticking sound filled Danny's ears.


- The Shining

The Overlook Hotel, hands down.
Evil, distilled.
2013-09-13 11:23:20 PM  
1 vote:
Luca Blight, from Suikoden II.  Pure evil.
2013-09-13 11:22:00 PM  
1 vote:
blogs.laweekly.com
2013-09-13 11:16:29 PM  
1 vote:
www.hotflick.net
2013-09-13 11:14:45 PM  
1 vote:
t2.gstatic.com
2013-09-13 11:11:14 PM  
1 vote:

omeganuepsilon: Where theirs was micro, yours was too macro.
I bring you.... His Divine Shadow:

/original Xev for the win


That's nothing.

www.scifiupdates.com

Or maybe:
images1.wikia.nocookie.net
2013-09-13 11:05:47 PM  
1 vote:
www.deathbymovies.com
2013-09-13 11:05:28 PM  
1 vote:
www.claqueta.es

Henry and Otis (Otis is on the left)

Henry more so
2013-09-13 11:05:28 PM  
1 vote:
Yaweh ... Literally created all evil and then played the "I didn't do it" card. Responsible for all human suffering. Came up with "sin". Invented hell. Set up and "outsmarted" Adam and Eve to trick them into sin. Changed his name Allah and just plain "God" depending on his audience. Sponsors wars against himself under different aliases. Truely the evil behind it all.
2013-09-13 11:04:09 PM  
1 vote:
images3.wikia.nocookie.net
2013-09-13 11:02:17 PM  
1 vote:
The Skeksis from Dark Crystal.
9.media.tumblr.com
2013-09-13 11:01:54 PM  
1 vote:

Hickory-smoked: [imageshack.us image 474x214]


I was scrolling this thread thinking "nope...evil but not the MOST evil...Mannos, excellent...okay, come on guys we don't need to bring Breaking Bad into this too..."

I got to yours and I thought "we might have a winner!" (but only if you include all the stuff he did in the books.)

However, for my part, I'll humbly submit these guys:
www.mamapop.com
2013-09-13 10:57:33 PM  
1 vote:

runaway06: Hannibal Lectar- Book and Anthony Hopkins versions


Hannibal had a bit of a code, he didn't kill indiscriminately.
2013-09-13 10:56:05 PM  
1 vote:
Hannibal Lectar- Book and Anthony Hopkins versions
2013-09-13 10:52:20 PM  
1 vote:

EVERYONE in Titus Andronicus.

/Makes any Tarantino movie look like a Sunday school film.
2013-09-13 10:52:13 PM  
1 vote:

freak7: The military commander from Pan's Labyrinth.


Yeah he was a bastard. And creepiest may be from the same movie:

2.bp.blogspot.com
2013-09-13 10:51:44 PM  
1 vote:

freak7: The military commander from Pan's Labyrinth.


With this to compare to? Really?

i1211.photobucket.com
2013-09-13 10:50:14 PM  
1 vote:

KingoftheCheese: Kumana Wanalaia: can't forget this guy...

Totally. Him and the Photobucket TOS error. *shiver*


Him?

images1.wikia.nocookie.net

Yes, totally evil.
2013-09-13 10:46:38 PM  
1 vote:
I'm surprised this guy hasn't shown up yet.

www.wired.com

Though he's been largely nerfed by the sequels...
433 [TotalFark]
2013-09-13 10:44:29 PM  
1 vote:
31.media.tumblr.com

Yeah - they're all fictional alright.
433 [TotalFark]
2013-09-13 10:42:44 PM  
1 vote:
static.tvtropes.org
2013-09-13 10:41:48 PM  
1 vote:
4.bp.blogspot.com
2013-09-13 10:40:53 PM  
1 vote:
Saul of Tarsus.
If we're going for real villains.
2013-09-13 10:40:26 PM  
1 vote:
Cassandra Nova
2013-09-13 10:37:35 PM  
1 vote:
not enough evil wimmens in here...

i159.photobucket.com
2013-09-13 10:37:05 PM  
1 vote:
24.media.tumblr.com
2013-09-13 10:36:22 PM  
1 vote:
Jenny from Forest Gump
2013-09-13 10:35:24 PM  
1 vote:
Pinhead, Smoking man, Kaiser Soze, Heath Ledger's Joker, Vigo the Carpathian, the Poltergeist preacher, Baron Harkonnen, Cartman, Khan Nunian-Singh, Mr Shadow, and Cthulhu all get my vote.
2013-09-13 10:34:52 PM  
1 vote:
cultspark.com
2013-09-13 10:34:26 PM  
1 vote:
Kate Trask from East of Eden
2013-09-13 10:33:38 PM  
1 vote:
i love this picture...

i159.photobucket.com
2013-09-13 10:32:22 PM  
1 vote:
images4.wikia.nocookie.net
2013-09-13 10:28:32 PM  
1 vote:
blogs.discovermagazine.com
2013-09-13 10:28:03 PM  
1 vote:
Let us not forget this guy. He gave me nightmares.

3.bp.blogspot.com

"BOOOOOOOOOY!"
2013-09-13 10:27:35 PM  
1 vote:
img.gawkerassets.com
2013-09-13 10:26:49 PM  
1 vote:
For pure delicious evilness how about:
doena-journal.net

or maybe:
atla.wikispaces.com
2013-09-13 10:26:34 PM  
1 vote:

cjo: vincent_blackshadow: blue duck

I almost said that. I guess that old woman didn't teach him to fly after all.



my favorite book ... "I raped women, stole children, and burned houses, & shot men, run off horses, & killed cattle, and robbed who I pleased, all over your territory, and you never even got a good look at me until today! I don't reckon you would've killed me..."

also:

i159.photobucket.com

i159.photobucket.com
2013-09-13 10:24:41 PM  
1 vote:

doglover: I dunno. Mr Teatime from The Hogfather isn't quite as evil in deed as many literary villains because it's a short book, but his motivations and general nastiness are crazy evil. He tried to kill their Santa Claus using children's stolen teeth, for fark's sake. With a longer lifespan or a more corporeal target for assassination and I believe he'd make Cersei Lannister look like a fine, upstanding gentlewoman.


Mr. Teatime is fantastically creepy but I think I'd give the prize to Carcer, as the Moriarty to Vimes' Holmes.

Vorbis and the Auditors are great villains too.
2013-09-13 10:20:57 PM  
1 vote:
 Stansfield (Gary Oldham);  Leon, The Professional

Leland Gaunt; (Max von Sydow)  Needful Things

Randall Flagg; The Stand, The Dark Tower (Gunslinger) Series

Mr. Dark;  Something Wicked This Way Comes


# 1 Barney the Purple Dinosaur;   PBS
2013-09-13 10:19:36 PM  
1 vote:

Hickory-smoked: imageshack.us


Nah, Roose is the more evil of the Boltons. Ramsay is psychotic and insane, but Roose has a cold, efficient, brutal ambition that makes him MUCH more evil. Ramsay, like Joffrey, loses control too easily, which makes him a danger to those around him, but also makes him prone to fark with the wrong person and get killed as a result. Roose never loses control and only plays his hand if he knows he can win. Otherwise, he's the guy in the background you don't even notice.

Tywin Lannister would be up there too.
2013-09-13 10:14:59 PM  
1 vote:

spidermann: [filmdope.com image 320x240]

be surprised if anyone guesses without reverse google image search


Greg Stillson gets a vote for most evil motherfarker ever from me, since he'd eventually have destroyed the world.

/Stephen King fan
2013-09-13 10:13:43 PM  
1 vote:
Who created a world of 6 billion people and tortures them mercilessly?

That guy
2013-09-13 10:13:01 PM  
1 vote:
img.gawkerassets.com
2013-09-13 10:12:03 PM  
1 vote:
Lucifer's first

starsmedia.ign.com
2013-09-13 10:10:19 PM  
1 vote:
PG version- Count Rugen. "I just stole a year of your life. How does that make you feel?"
2013-09-13 10:04:48 PM  
1 vote:

Kumana Wanalaia: This guy:

[tng.trekcore.com image 850x637]


Best pinch-hitter in RBI Baseball though
2013-09-13 10:04:06 PM  
1 vote:
The guy sitting at the table...

i88.photobucket.com
2013-09-13 10:01:27 PM  
1 vote:
Cthulhu
2013-09-13 10:01:08 PM  
1 vote:
The god of Abraham.
2013-09-13 09:55:37 PM  
1 vote:
Kefka
2013-09-13 09:46:56 PM  
1 vote:

24.media.tumblr.com

2013-09-13 09:30:08 PM  
1 vote:
Wow. No-one agreed with me about Clegg. Let me put it this way: the novel The Collector was found in more than one serial killer's library.
2013-09-13 09:25:11 PM  
1 vote:
i.imgur.com
2013-09-13 09:22:59 PM  
1 vote:

kiwimoogle84: I'm SURE Joffrey from GoT has been mentioned.

Him, and Leso Varen from Feist's literary world.


I'd actually argue against Joffrey because if he wasn't king he'd be no more evil than any other crazy cat skinning kid. Joffrey just sort of coasted into a position where he can really let his evil roam free but he lacks the ambition of a Baelish or Margery.
433 [TotalFark]
2013-09-13 09:21:28 PM  
1 vote:
images2.wikia.nocookie.net

Fark you, dog!  If I don't eat, YOU don't eat!
2013-09-13 09:17:15 PM  
1 vote:
I'm SURE Joffrey from GoT has been mentioned.

Him, and Leso Varen from Feist's literary world.
2013-09-13 09:14:04 PM  
1 vote:
Unless I overlooked it, I haven't seen Joffrey mentioned yet.
2013-09-13 09:05:00 PM  
1 vote:
4.bp.blogspot.com

When Lucifer is the hero of the film....
2013-09-13 09:03:01 PM  
1 vote:
i.imgur.com

I think Yasunori Kato could give any other candidate a run for his or her yen.
433 [TotalFark]
2013-09-13 08:49:05 PM  
1 vote:
Johnny Ringo
2013-09-13 08:47:28 PM  
1 vote:

Shostie: Gustavo Fring deserves AT LEAST an honorable mention.


So does Walt.

I think I would probably vote for George Hearst in Deadwood, though.
2013-09-13 08:44:09 PM  
1 vote:
Gustavo Fring deserves AT LEAST an honorable mention.
2013-09-13 08:42:36 PM  
1 vote:
cdn.uproxx.com


Peg Bundy will kill a babby
2013-09-13 08:33:12 PM  
1 vote:
Was Dick Cheney fictional?
2013-09-13 08:33:05 PM  
1 vote:
Geez, I keep thinking of more

John Doe from Se7en
2013-09-13 08:28:52 PM  
1 vote:

meow said the dog: Cyric.

/nerding this shiat up


images1.wikia.nocookie.net

The doctor will see you now
2013-09-13 08:26:16 PM  
1 vote:

timujin: mitchcumstein1: Satan

If you're going for that particular mythology, the buck always stops with God.


Really, other having a biatch fight with God...what did Satan ever do that would be considered 'evil'; he never actively or ordered the killing of any one, or genocide, or set up his son for Murder to prevent himself from touring other people.
2013-09-13 08:24:39 PM  
1 vote:
"God is in... His holy temple...."
2013-09-13 08:23:28 PM  
1 vote:
Nils Bjurman
2013-09-13 08:22:35 PM  
1 vote:

433:

Ratched.

She's authoritarian for sure, but she didn't strike me as outright evil as much as she is strong-handed and misguided.


For most of the movie maybe but when she threatens to tell Bill's mom she crosses the line.
2013-09-13 08:21:39 PM  
1 vote:
upload.wikimedia.org
2013-09-13 08:19:54 PM  
1 vote:

mitchcumstein1: Satan


If you're going for that particular mythology, the buck always stops with God.
2013-09-13 08:17:38 PM  
1 vote:
Snooki
2013-09-13 08:16:46 PM  
1 vote:

433: QueenMamaBee: Well since someone took my thought of Nurse Rachet, I'm going with the Disney route and say Scar :)

Ratched.

She's authoritarian for sure, but she didn't strike me as outright evil as much as she is strong-handed and misguided.


They said the same thing about Hitler
2013-09-13 08:13:37 PM  
1 vote:

433: Cruella DeVille.

Honestly - who wants a coat made out of puppies?


I do, but I want them to be alive and holding on to rope with their teeth so I can make a grand entrance in my puppy coat, snap my fingers, and have it suddenly explode in to a hundred puppies who fill the room with happiness and joy and poops.
2013-09-13 08:12:29 PM  
1 vote:
Gannon.
2013-09-13 08:09:58 PM  
1 vote:
Pat Robertson?
2013-09-13 08:09:18 PM  
1 vote:
433:

Good call. I can't stand Shia LaBeouf.
433 [TotalFark]
2013-09-13 08:08:47 PM  
1 vote:
blogs.creditcards.com
2013-09-13 08:08:12 PM  
1 vote:

KingoftheCheese: valanienna: Iago

Why am I not surprised?


Look at this. I'm so ticked off that I'm molting.
433 [TotalFark]
2013-09-13 08:06:38 PM  
1 vote:
1.bp.blogspot.com
2013-09-13 08:05:32 PM  
1 vote:
Cyric.

/nerding this shiat up
2013-09-13 08:01:59 PM  
1 vote:
Hannibal Lecter
2013-09-13 08:01:52 PM  
1 vote:
Gandhi
2013-09-13 08:01:33 PM  
1 vote:
Gary Heidnik.
2013-09-13 07:53:44 PM  
1 vote:
Leland Gaunt

/Oh, by the way, give my regards to your grandson. Bob will be his name, International Trade his game. I'll see him in Jakarta, 2053. August 14th. 10a.m. A nice, sunny day. We'll make headlines.
2013-09-13 07:53:31 PM  
1 vote:

One Bad Apple: There is something about the banality of evil that creeps me out.


Yeah, tho she knew EXACTLY What she was doing and following the rules to the letter.
2013-09-13 07:51:46 PM  
1 vote:
Hera
2013-09-13 07:50:22 PM  
1 vote:

feckingmorons: Bambi


F*ck Bambi. Godzilla did us all a favor.
2013-09-13 07:48:27 PM  
1 vote:
Zombie Stalin or my exwife
 
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