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45 Most Evil Anime Characters Of All Time

Most Evil Anime Character

Are you one of those many anime fans who love villains? It is as if you can’t help but marvel over the depth of their characters, and you find yourself figuring out the reasons which truly made them evil so you can understand them better. If yes, then this article is for you, where we discuss the 45 most evil anime villains of all time. 

No anime is complete without a villain, but some villains are eviler than others, and some even cross all the boundaries of insanity by doing things such as genocide, manslaughter, torture, and various other heinous acts. Each villain has a unique personality, goal, and powers, and despite them being purely evil, it is hard not to appreciate the depth and complexity of each character. With that being said, let’s get into it. 

45. Caster – Gilles de Rais

The Fate series has some of the best characters in anime, and Caster is one of them. Shown in the Fate zero series, Caster is a reincarnation of Gilles de Rais and is a summon of Ryuunosuke Uryu.


Caster from fate zero

Caster and his master Ryuunosuke are known for mercilessly killing children in the unique ways possible just for fun without showing any remorse. Caster enjoys fear and often plays games with his victims before he brutally kills them. This villain is surely a cruel one, and the fact that his master also enjoys murder is a truly terrifying sight.

44. Hisoka

One of the main antagonists from the famous anime HunterxHunter, Hisoka, is one of the evil villains in all anime. He is a pedophile, a liar, and very cruel. He has only one goal in the anime, and that is to find strong opponents to test out his strength, but he would eventually kill them if they turned out to be too weak. 

45 most evil anime characters

Hisoka from HunterxHunter

He has a twister personality, but he’s also a master strategist. His unpredictability in battles has proven fatal for many of his opponents. He also loves playing games mid-fight for amusement which is also his way of humiliating his opponents. 

As the story progresses, Hisoka’s character gets better, and he even shows his concern for Gon, who he believes would be a great opponent in the future. All this depth in his character truly makes him worthy of being called one of the best anime villains of all time. 

Also read: Most Iconic Anime VillainsOf All Time

43. Cell

Next up, we have Cell from Dragon ball Z. Dragon ball is an anime series based on the manga written by Akira Toriyama and is one of the oldest and most popular anime of all time. It features some of the most menacing villains, threats to not just the earth but sometimes even planets or the whole universe. 

45 most evil anime characters

Cell from Dragon Ball Z

One of those villains is Cell. Created by Dr. Gero of the red ribbon army in hopes of creating the “perfect being” capable of defeating Son Goku, the protagonist of Dragon ball. Dr. Gero ended up with something truly frightful. When Cell is first introduced in the anime, he is said to be “incomplete,” but he soon absorbs android 17 and 18 and becomes complete increasing his power 10 folds. 

The Cell is a ruthless killing machine with no emotions. He is able to destroy a whole army with just the flick of his hand and claims to destroy the entire solar system if no fighter from the earth is able to defeat him. 

Also read: When Did Dragon Ball Z End Premiering on Screen?

42. Ragyo Kiryuin

In the anime Kill la Kill, Ragyo Kiryuin is a woman hated by the whole fandom of the anime. She is the main antagonist of the anime and has committed several genocides. Ragyo Kiryuin is the CEO of REVOCS Corporation and has only one goal, “total annihilation of humanity.” She hopes to achieve this goal by implanting life fibers in humans, which gives her the power to either enhance or kill that human. 

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Ragyo Kiryuin from Kill la Kill

She holds a high level of intelligence and superhuman strength along with many other abilities which make her a truly terrifying foe. She also has no remorse for anyone and is even abusive to her own children and uses them as her test subjects. 

Also read: 8 Strongest Anime Villains Who Were Nearly Undefeatable

41. Meruem

What happens when the King and Queen of the Chimera Ants decide to have offspring? You get Meruem, who is the most powerful of his kind. He is another one of HunterxHunter villains in this list and is the main antagonist of the Chimera ant arc. 

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Meruem from Hunter X Hunter

When Meruem was born, the first thing he did was kill his mother. Yes, you read it right, and he did that without even a shred of regret. He has the ability to absorb aura from his opponents and can also manipulate their nervous systems.

The strength of Meruem can be estimated by the fact that he was never pitted against the protagonists of the anime by the writer himself. Even though Meruem only lived for 40 days, unlike many other anime villains. He is definitely someone to fear. 

Also read: Hunter X Hunter: Top 10 Nen Abilities, Ranked According To Strength.

40. Adam/Ainosuke Shindo

Next, we have in this list the main antagonist of the anime SK8 infinity, Ainosuke Shindo, who is also referred to as Adam when he goes skateboarding. Ainosuke is a charming and appealing man, but that just works as a disguise to hide his true twisted personality.

He is a politician and a skateboarder. Apart from being a corrupt politician, he is also a very ruthless skateboarder, as his techniques always end up causing serious injuries to his opponent, for which he doesn’t show any concern. 

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Adam from SK8 infinity

Even though Adam is not a very fearsome villain when compared to all anime, He’s a truly terrifying person from the perspective of SK8 infinity world, as going up against him in a skateboarding match is considered suicide.

Also read: SK8 The Infinity Season 2: What To Expect?

39. Tetta Kisaki

Suppose you are looking for an anime villain who is also a gang member. Then Tetta Kisaki is the pick for you. In the anime Tokyo Revengers, Kisaki is a manipulative and deceitful gangster.

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Kisaki Tetta from Tokyo Revengers

Tetta is the main antagonist of this anime, and his goal is to become the leader of the Tokyo Manji Gang and make it the largest criminal organization in Japan. He considers the protagonist of the anime as his main threat and is always prepared to go to any lengths to take him down. 

Even though Kisaki lacks hand-to-hand combat abilities, he’s still a frightening villain due to his cunning and sharp tactics. He always uses shady and violent methods to achieve things and never feels wrong about it. 

Also read: Tokyo Revengers Ending Explained: Will Everyone Survive?

38. Charlotte Linlin

This villain is arguably the best anime of all time. Yes, you guessed it, One Piece. Based on the manga written by Eiichiro Oda, One Piece is one of the longest-running anime of all time and a great anime that also has some of the best characters, including villains. 

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Big Mom from One Piece

Charlotte Linlin, also known as Big Mom, is the captain of the Big Mom Pirates. She is also the last Yonko to be named and is the only female among the 4 of them. She is also the ruler of Totto land. Apart from being a very notorious pirate with a huge bounty over her head. She also has immense strength, thanks to her devil fruit and numerous children who carry out her wishes and orders no matter how evil they may be. 

37. Akainu

Another one of the antagonists from One Piece we have Akainu. Also known as Sakazuki, he is a ruthless navy admiral. He is a believer in absolute justice and would go to any lengths to achieve it. He is the user of Magu-Magu fruit and is one of the 3 admirals in One Piece. The fruit allows him to release magma from his body and manipulate it.

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Akainu from One Piece

His technique is very devastating and always leads to huge collateral damage in his fights, but he doesn’t ever concern himself with the safety of even his comrades. Most evil or not, Akainu is definitely the most notorious villain in One Piece. Even after getting defeated by Luffy in the Battle of Marineford, he continues to cause trouble. 

Also read: What Episode Does Luffy Awaken His Devil Fruit? Luffy’s Akuma no Mi Complete Details

36. Zeke Yeager

Zeke Yeager is a force to be reckoned with from one of the most critically acclaimed anime series of the recent era. Zeke is one of those anime villains who are not terrifying by their looks or plans but by their ideologies. Zeke hates the Eldian race from the core of his heart and believes that the world would be a better place if the people of Eldia couldn’t reproduce anymore. 

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Zeke Yeager from Attack On Titan

He is the brother of the protagonist of the anime, Eren Yeager, and holds the power of the beast titan. As it is clear from his name, his Titan is truly a beast. With the appearance of a huge monkey with red eyes and sharp teeth, his Titan is a truly menacing sight. 

Zeke has the ability to turn anyone into a mindless titan if they intake even a drop of his spinal fluid, and he never backs down from using this ability to mercilessly crush his enemies by sacrificing his own comrades.

Also read: 10 Things Eldians Know Nothing About In Attack On Titan.

35. Petelgeuse Romanee-Conti

Conti is one of those anime villains who make their position clear just by their appearance. With his psychotic behavior and his petrified appearance, Petelgeuse is the main antagonist of the anime Re: Zero

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Conti from Re: zero credit: Re: zero wiki

He is one the most atrocious Sin archbishop of the witch’s cult, which aims at reviving the Jealous witch. Conti shows no mercy to anyone and also succeeds in putting the anime protagonist through insane amounts of torture. His immortality and his ability to control the earth itself make him stand out as a really strong foe. 

Also read: Top 13 Facts About Ram From Re: Zero That You Should Know

34. Bosslar

Bosslar, or Supreme Leader Bosslar, is the main antagonist of the anime Love after world domination. He is the leader of an organization named Gekko, which operates with only one goal, total world domination. 

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Bosslar credits: Anime news network

To achieve that goal, the organization uses the negative energy produced by humans due to negative thoughts and emotions. Even though as the anime progresses, Bosslar shows some acts of kindness, his wicked agenda still remains the same. 

33. Sukuna

Next, we have the King of Curses, Sukuna. From the popular anime named Jujutsu Kaisen. He is the strongest curse user in the entire series and is also one of the most loved villains in all anime. He still hasn’t shown the true extent of his power yet due to his being incomplete, but we can estimate his strength by looking at his history.

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Sukuna from Jujutsu Kaisen

Sukuna was the most dangerous curse in the history of Jujutsu Kaisen, so strong that even the Strongest Jujutsu sorcerers were no match for his overwhelming might, and even after defeating him, they couldn’t Sukuna, and for that reason.

He had to split into 20 cursed fingers and spread across the world, where he waited to be revived once again. He is a fearless and ruthless monster who smiles even when facing special-grade curses, and he wishes to take over Itadori’s body and rule the world once again. 

Also read: 23 Anime Like Jujutsu Kaisen – Best Similar Anime Recommendations

32. Mahito

Another villain from Jujutsu Kaisen is Mahito. He might not be the strongest, fiercest, or most cunning, but he definitely is the most annoying anime villain of all time, which just goes on to say how well his character is written, which makes people truly hate him. 

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Mahito from jujutsu kaisen credit:pxfuel

Mahito is one of those villains with no fixed ideology or goal. He just loves to cause people and enjoys their suffering. He has the ability to manipulate human DNA and turn them into curses, after which they eventually die or get killed by sorcerers.

He shows no remorse for those people and rather enjoys their deaths. Even after getting beaten up by Itadori and Nanami and then by Sukuna. Mahito is still very well and is set to make a return. 

Also read: 10 Anime Villains Who Are Unforgivable

31. Echidna

Another villain from Re: Zero is Echidna. Remember the evil witch we talked about earlier? That Witch is Echidna. A witch whose followers are nothing short of psychopaths, Echidna is the major antagonist of the anime series. Echidna is the witch of Greed and thus has full control over the sin of Greed.

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Echidna from Re: zero

She has a terrifying presence that drives people towards madness by just a mere sight of her. She put her test subjects through extreme torture and is also responsible for several acts of manslaughter. What makes Echidna truly terrifying is the fact that all her evil is hidden behind her cute and charming personality, which is a trap to lure people. 

30. Donquixote Doflamingo

What happens when two of the greatest mangaka work together? You get Donquixote Doflamingo. Created by Kishimoto and Oda, Doflamingo is one of the many great villains from One Piece. Following Oda’s illness, Kishimoto(creator of Naruto) helped him make the character of Doflamingo. 

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Doflamingo from One Piece

If you are a One Piece, you would have already known that Doflamingo is a force of nature. The only villain who defines true terror, unlike any other villain from One Piece. When Doflamingo first appeared, he was so strong that it led fans to believe he was the final antagonist in Luffy’s way. 

Doflamingo’s goal is to control the underworld by becoming its King. His devil fruit string-string allows him to manipulate strings and even make weapons out of them to aid him in combat. 

Also read: When Does Luffy Beat Doflamingo? Battle of Two Conquerors

29. Annie Leonhart

Attack on Titan has some of the best-written anime villains ever. Each villain has their own motives and reasons for being evil. One such villain is Annie Leonardhart. The power of the female Titan lying within her allows her to turn into a humongous titan while also retaining her flexibility, speed, and agility on top of her hardening abilities. She is one of the strongest foes to face in battle. 

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Annie Leonhart from Attack on Titan

What makes her truly terrifying are her ruthlessness and her unshakable loyalty towards her object, the extermination of the Eldian race. She has killed many humans in the worst ways imaginable and has also caused mass destruction. 

Also read: Anime Characters Who Were Forced To Be Evil

28. Majin Buu

Yet another villain from Dragon ball Z is on this list, and it’s the final antagonist in the Z series of Dragon Ball. Majin Buu, introduced as a cute pink blob whom no one would find scary or dangerous, soon turns out to be the biggest challenge the Z fighters had ever faced. 

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Majin Buu from Dragon ball z

Majin Buu transforms at some point in anime and becomes what everyone would call the true definition of a menace. Having the power to tear dimensions just by his scream and destroy planets with a single finger.

Majin Buu instantly becomes a threat to the universe and even the afterlife. Before being defeated by Son Goku, Majin Buu Killed billions of humans and destroyed dozens of planets, making him one of the most devastating villains on this list. 

27. Fango

From the world of mafias, we have the next villain from the anime named 91 days. Fango is a literally insane character as he does things on a whim without any plan or goal. He is the leader of his own gang and is associated with the Orco family. Fango is truly a menace to society.

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Fango from 91 days

He’s a masochist, which only adds up to his insanity. He kills and slices people without any remorse, and even though he’s associated with the Orcos, he never misses any opportunity to put them down and gain more power. 

Setting aside his psychopathic nature, Fango is very cunning and has a great memory, as he can easily spot anyone, even through a disguise. These abilities make him one of the most deadly mafias in the anime leading to many organizations trying to get him to work for them. 

Also read: 10 Best Anime Villains In 2021 That Stole The Viewer’s Hearts

26. Hidan

Any list of anime villains is incomplete without the villains from Naruto. The series based on the manga written by Masashi Kishimoto is a worldwide success. Even though most villains in Naruto have a reason for their actions which is the reason they aren’t inherently evil. There’s one villain who stands out, and that is Hidan. 

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Hidan from Naruto

Hidan is a very notorious villain in Naruto. So much that even his organization hates him at times and has even tried to kill him. But Hidan being a follower of Jashin, is immortal. His ability is that even a drop of blood from his opponent touches his sickle.

He can do a ritual after which any damage inflicted to his own body damages his opponent too. But the twist is that his opponents aren’t immortal like him. Even though Hidan suffers a fate worse than death in the end, as long as he lives, he is a very annoying villain who loves mocking his opponent mid-fight due to their failed efforts to hurt him. 

Also read: 20 Facts About Naruto Anime And Manga You Should Know

25. Yhwach

Bleach made a return to the anime world after 13 years with the adaptation of the TYBW (thousand-year blood war) arc. This arc introduced a new antagonist in the famous anime series by the name of Yhwach (pronounced- yuu-habbah). 

Yhwach, also known as the father of all Quincy, is by far the strongest villain in the entire bleach verse. His only objective is the destruction of soul society and the complete domination of Quincy.

45 most evil anime characters

Yhwach from Bleach TYBW

He is the person behind the war between the soul reapers and the Quincies, which leads to the death of thousands of soul reapers. Apart from this, Yhwach also shows no concern for his own subordinates and has even brutally killed some of them. 

The abilities of Yhwach include the almighty, which is the power by which he can see and even manipulate the future itself. He also has some of the strongest Quincy abilities, like Letz still and Blut Vene, making him a truly formidable opponent. 

Also read: Anime Characters Who Can Beat Yhwach, Without Breaking A Sweat

24. Douma

Next in this list, we have a villain from Demon Slayer, a very popular new-gen anime. Douma is an upper moon 2 under the twelve kizuki who operate under Muzan Kibutsuji. Douma has a very lazy personality, and he doesn’t even follow the orders given by his master, Muzan.

Douma has led a cult since the day he is born. After being turned into a demon, Douma starts devouring the women in his own cult. He soon grew fond of this as they tasted “nice” to him, and he left all humanity for it. Now Douma does nothing but lures women into his cult, where he eventually eats them up. 

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Douma from demon slayer

Being the upper moon 2, Douma isn’t someone who could be taken so lightly. His blood demon art allows him to manipulate ice, which he uses for offense as well as defense. He also has high resistance to poison, and all these feats combined to make him a strong opponent for even the Hashiras, who are known as the strongest demon slayers. 

Also read: Demon Slayer. The Nine Hashira Ranked Based On Strength

23. All for one

All for one is the main antagonist from the anime, My Hero Academia or MHA. All for one is the leader of the league of villains and a very powerful quirk user. What would be the best superpower to have in a world where everyone has superpowers? The answer would be the ability to steal superpowers. That is exactly the power of All for one’s Quirk, which makes him a really strong villain.

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All for one from My hero Academia

He is the exact opposite of one of the heroes of My Hero Academia named All might and was once close friends with his mentor. That all changed when he betrayed All might and went on to carry his goal of creating an “ideal world.” 

22. Joker

“Shisoka de, Smoka de, Joker da” if you are a fan of anime, you must have listened to this line at least once. Voiced by the legendary voice actor Kenjiro Tsuda, we have the next villain in this list, Joker from Fire Force.

45 most evil anime characters

Joker from the fire force

Joker probably might be the most disturbing villain on this list. He is everything that would make you feel uneasy. He is rude, cruel, and ruthless and can kill hundreds all people while smiling. He is the guardian of the fourth pillar and is also an excellent assassin. 

He is more of an anti-hero than an actual villain, but his abilities, such as fire manipulation and his ability to play tricks on his opponents as well as his crooked character, make him suitable for this list. 

21. Kenny Ackerman

Kenny Ackerman is one of the major antagonists from Attack on Titan. He works under the royal family and carries out their dirty work without any hesitation. He savors fighting and intimidating his opponents. 

Kenny is introduced in season 3 of Attack On Titan with the very intimidating title of “the ripper,” and he’s often referred to as Kenny The Ripper. Being an Ackerman, Kenny has insane physical abilities, including superhuman strength, speed, and perception placing him in the list of some of the strongest characters in the entire anime. 

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Kenny Ackerman from Attack On Titan

Kenny is a borderline insane character who is assigned to kill humans while humanity is united to fight against the Titans. He doesn’t care about anyone and would kill anyone if he’s given the order by the royal family. Even though Kenny showed few moments of compassion when he was nearing his death, that still doesn’t change the fact that he will always be one of the evilest villains in Attack On Titan. 

20. Garou

From One Punch Man, we have none other than the man himself, Garou. Garous is, let’s just say, a very interesting villain. He isn’t exactly evil, but he also isn’t good either. As mentioned by Garou, he fights for the underdogs everywhere in the world. 

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Garou from One Punch Man

Garou is the main villain of One Punch Man and is the strongest character in the anime after only Saitama. He is so strong that he was able to take down 5 S-rank Heroes without breaking a sweat, and that too while being severely injured. 

Garou is loved by fans because of his rock-solid ideology to make a better world, even though it means the annihilation of the heroes as he believes that they are flawed. He isn’t exactly evil, but when someone gets in his way of reaching his ultimate goal, he does not hold back, no matter who they are. 

Also read: Top 10 S-Rank Hero From One Punch Man

19. Kokushibo

Another Villain from Demon Slayer is none other than the Upper Moon 1 Kokushibo. Being a member of the upper moon, Kokushibo is not someone who should be taken lightly. Kokushibo follows all the orders given to him by Muzan with sincerity and has been killed for thousands of years in his life. Kokushibo has lived for hundreds of years due to him being a demon. 

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Kokushibo demon slayer credit:wallpapersden

Kokushibo is a master swordsman and believes in chivalry. Whenever he faces an opponent, he always makes sure to use his full strength as it is considered honorable. After defeating his opponents, Kokushibo almost always kills them brutally, but he makes some exceptions if they beg for their lives. 

Kokushi uses moon breathing which is one of the strongest breathing techniques in the entire Demon Slayer verse, and he is able to take on 4 hashiras at once and still not lose, which just goes on two, proving his overwhelming strength. Kokushibo is truly a force to be reckoned with. 

Also read: Oldest Demons In Demon Slayer Ranked

18. Zamasu

Another great villain from one of the greatest anime of all time. Zamasu is a major villain from Dragon Ball Super and is the evilest antagonist in the entire Dragon ball Super anime. Zamasu is a Kai of universe 7, and his duty, like every other Kai, is to look after his universe.

He often hates mortals and how they cause violence and disrupt the peace of the universe, but he still manages to keep his mind clear of evil thoughts. That is until he faces Son Goku and gets defeated. 

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Zamasu from Dragon Ball Super

Outraged by the defeat, Zamasu decides to end all mortals in the universe. He kills his supreme Kai and travels to the future to use the super dragon balls and take Goku’s body for himself. After taking over Goku’s body, Zamasu teams up with his future self and destroys all 12 universes and the gods associated with them. 

Zamasu has the highest kill count in this entire list, making him the deadliest villain. Zamasu, being immortal, gets so strong at one point in the anime that the Omni King Zeno has to step in and erase him from existence once and for all. The overwhelming strength and resolve of Zamasu make him someone truly worthy of this list.

Also read: Top 10 Most Hated Dragon Ball Characters

17. Muzan Kibutsuji

At number 17, we have the main antagonist of the Demon Slayer anime. Muzan Kibutsuji is the strongest demon and the progenitor of all demons in the Demon Slayer verse. When Muzan was born, he was diagnosed with a disease that left him bedridden and near death.

A highly skilled doctor was appointed to look after Muzan, who kept him alive so he could make a cure for him. But Muzan couldn’t wait. He killed his own doctor and took incomplete medicine, which turned him into a demon. Muzan became immortal, but at a cost. He would burn down if he went under sunlight. 

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Muzan Kibutsuji from Demon Slayer

Intending to achieve true immortality, Muzan created thousands of demons in hopes that one day a demon would make him free from his curse. Being a demon, Muzan had to devour humans to live, which is insane on its own. Muzan is ruthless and merciless and would go to any lengths to achieve his goal. These are the reasons which make him one of the evilest anime villains of all time. 

Also read: 15 Muzan Quotes From Demon Slayer That You Should Know

16. Momonga

Momonga is very, very different from every other villain in this list as he is from an isekai anime named Overlord. Momonga is the protagonist and antagonist of the anime, which is very weird as it’s a rare sight in the isekai genre.

Apart from that, Momonga is a very cautious man. He is the highest of the almighty 41 beings by the NPCs of Nazarick. He always calculates his every move and always makes sure not to make any errors, even though he’s like literally the strongest character in the anime. 

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Momonga from Overlord

He is not necessarily evil, but his actions say otherwise. Momonga feels no attachment toward humans and shows no regard for their deaths. Even though he is a just ruler, he often times lets his followers do what they want. And his habit of not underestimating his opponents always leads to a huge overkill and a really messy death of that opponent. 

15. Zeref Dragneel

Let’s talk about wizards and evil ones, to be precise. Zeref Dragneel is one of the two main antagonists in the anime named Fairy Tail. Fairy Tail is a classic anime. Zeref is a powerful and mysterious wizard who got the curse of immortality as a punishment for his crime.

The real question here is that even a curse. Anyways Dragneel is stated to be the strongest mage to ever exist in the Fairy Tail universe and is feared because of his immense magical powers. 

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Zeref Dragneel from Fairy Tail

He also has a vast knowledge of ancient magic which he can use to summon powerful creatures like the Etharious of Tartaros. Apart from that, he possesses various abilities such as High intelligence, death magic, living magic, immobilization, manipulation, sensory abilities, and many more, which make him someone you wouldn’t ever wanna mess with. 

Also read: Top 10 Anime Similar To Fairy Tail

14. Acnologia

Another one of the two main antagonists from the world of Fairy tail we have Acnologia also referred to as “The Dragon King.” He stands out among even the dragons themselves because of his catastrophically huge size. He is the strongest dragon to ever exist in Fairy tail. 

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Acnologia from Fairy Tail

Acnologia wasn’t always evil. He was once a doctor who took care of dragons until one day, those same dragons destroyed his city and killed his people and even his family. They didn’t even spare children. Covered by blinding rage, Acnologia decided to kill every dragon in existence. His powers are so mighty due to his overusing the dragon slayer Magic. He killed so many dragons that he made pools of blood and bathed in it. 

Also read: 50 Best Anime Where The Characters Are Fairy

13. Airi Yunami

This villain is from a very underrated anime name Qualidea Code. Airi Yunami is the leader of an alien race known as Unknown. The Unknown is an interdimensional species that invaded earth in hopes of taking control over it. 

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Airi Yunami from Qualidea Code

At the start of the anime, Airi is portrayed as a gentle and caring woman who looks out for her children, but later in the series, she is revealed to be a villain who manipulates the memories of young kids and modifies them to fight against their kind. She also isn’t a human, and her true self is shown as soon as the children break free of her manipulation. 

Airi is responsible for many mass genocides, but she learns to be kind after living with the children on earth. Yet, she tries her hardest to save her species from being sent back and goes as far as to kill those same children she once loved. 

12. Marshall D Teach

Also known as Blackbeard, Marshall D Teach is arguably the best villain in Ome Piece. Blackbeard is the captain of the Blackbeard pirates and also one of the four emperors. He has only one goal, and that is total domination over all 4 seas.

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Blackbeard from One Piece

He is the only person in the entire One Piece verse known to have the powers of two devil fruits which give him various abilities such as superhuman strength, the gravity of darkness, the power of earthquakes, and many more. Teach also has 2 Haki, namely Busoshoku Haki and Kenbonshuko Haki, which allow him to bypass other devil fruit users and also use insane reflexes. 

Also read: 20 Characters Who Can Beat Blackbeard In One Piece

11. Lord genome

From Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann, Lord genome is the leader of the Beastmen army and one of the strongest antagonists in the anime. Also known as the ominous spiral king, Genome rules over the planet from his capital named, Teppelin. 

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Lord Genome Fron Gurren Lagann

The Genome is immortal and has lived for almost 1000 years. He has lost all interest in humans and humanity and even hates their self-consciousness and self-awareness. He always surrounds himself with girls whom he considers to be nothing but toys that he can play with and throw away after he loses interest in them. 

Genome decides that it is necessary to kill humans or a catastrophe will fall upon the planet and believes that everything he does is ultimately for the betterment of humanity. 

Also read: Anime Shows Like Gurren Lagann That Fans Needs To Watch

10. Kazuya Mishima

One of the major antagonists from Tekken: Bloodline, Kazuya Mishima, is evil in its purest form. Also known as Devil Kazuya because of his devilish side, which reveals when he’s fighting, Kazuya is someone to be truly afraid of. 

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Kazuya Mishima from Tekken: Bloodline

Kazuya is the son of Heihachi Mishima, another major antagonist of the anime. As it is stated in the anime, “the Mishima bloodline is tainted.” Kazuya carries something horrifying inside him called the Devil gene.

Kazuya as a child, was gentle and caring, but after Heihachi murdered his mother in cold blood. Kazuya bursts into a fit of rage and hatred and releases the devil gene, which transforms his outward appearance into resembling a true devil with red eyes and changes his personality into a mindless beast who only knows how to crush his opponents. 

Kazuya, being a Mishima, does not hold back in any of his fights. He believes that just defeating his opponents isn’t enough and feels the need to either kill them or wound them so badly that they don’t fight ever again. 

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9. Father

Next in the list, we have the main antagonist of Fullmetal Alchemist. Father, also known as the “Dwarf in the flask,” is the oldest homunculus and the creator of all other homunculi. Created from the blood of Van Hohenheim, Father possesses all the knowledge from the “eye” and has only one goal, and that is to become the absolute superior or god himself.

45 most evil anime characters

Father from Fullmetal Alchemist

He also seeks to gain ultimate knowledge by consuming human souls to reach his “perfect form.” He came close to sacrificing a whole continent once just to achieve his goal. Father is extremely powerful, immortal, and has the ability to control all matter. 

8. Ogre

One of the best fighting games turned into an anime and brought along with it the final boss. Ogre is the main antagonist of the anime Tekken: Bloodline and is a truly fearsome foe. Ogre is a tall, muscular green colored monster whose existence is still a mystery in the anime. Oger is a master of martial arts and is really strong.

He does not fight weak opponents and remains hidden until a strong fighter appears in the world. He is the one who killed the mother of Jin Kazama, the protagonist of Tekken: Bloodline causing him to become a professional martial artist in hopes that he could take revenge someday. 

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Ogre from Tekken: Bloodline

Ogre is truly terrifying, not just by his looks but also by his mysterious nature. You won’t see him until he decides to come out, and you won’t know from where he’ll come. You don’t need to worry if you are not strong, but if you are, then beware. Ogre will find you no matter where you hide. 

7. Shou Tucker

If you don’t hate this man, then I hate you. Shou Tucker is a major antagonist in the anime Fullmetal Alchemist. Now you might be guessing what Shou did, genocide?murder?manipulation?torture? The answer is no. What Tucker did is beyond everything. 

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Shou Tucker Fullmetal Alchemist

Shou Tucker is one of the most hated anime characters of all time. He is a deplorable human being and is borderline insane. He blended his dog with his own daughter to create a new hybrid creature, causing them immense pain and suffering, and when he was asked to give a reason, he smiled and said, “sacrifices are needed for science.”  Suppose you want to see a not just evil but heinous villain in anime. Then Shou Tucker is your pick, but don’t say that I didn’t warn you. 

6. Gilgamesh

From the Fate/Zero series, Gilgamesh is an archer-class summon of Tokiomi Toosaka. Gilgamesh is an enigmatic and handsome man who carries himself with the utmost discretion. Unlike any other summon in the anime, Gilgamesh openly rejects the commands of his master as he deems that a lowly mortal could never command him. Gilgamesh is based upon a historical legend of a ruler named Gilgamesh.

45 most evil anime characters

Gilgamesh from Fate zero

He is a fearless man who doesn’t even agree with the gods and laughs at them. Another strongest ability of Gilgamesh is his collection of thousands of noble phantasm, while all the other summons only have one noble phantasm. Gilgamesh has the desire to achieve immortality so that he doesn’t ever get defeated, and he goes to great lengths to achieve that. 

5. Major

From Hellsing ultimate, we have a true war fanatic called Major. He is a SS in World War II. He literally works for Hitler himself, which is everything one needs to know about how evil Major is. Major isn’t just a Nazi. He takes it a step further by using his intelligence to create an army of Nazi vampires.

45 most evil anime characters

Major from Hellsing Ultimate

He is someone who will go to any lengths to make sure his country wins the war. But it is later revealed that his true motive was something really terrifying. His motive was to make a world where he could enjoy war and destruction at all times. Major has killed 3 million people just for fun, and he keeps modifying his own body so that he can stay young and keep enjoying wars that are truly evil. 

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4. Eren Yeager

In Attack on Titan, Eren Yeager is a character who is considered a villain and a hero by some, but if we look at his actions, then it is quite clear that no matter what his objectives are, the acts done by Eren are truly evil and cruel. Winner of the Crunchyroll Best Antagonist award of 2021, Eren Yeager is the protagonist and antagonist of the anime.

He is shown as a kind and caring person at the start of the anime, but it all changes when he masters his titan abilities and gets the power to manipulate the past itself. He seeks revenge on the whole world for treating the Eldians as outcasts and trying to eliminate them. 

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Eren Yeager from Attack On Titan

From Eren’s and Eldian’s perspectives, he is doing the right thing by eliminating the people against them, but for the rest of the world, he’s nothing less than a monster. If Eren succeeds in achieving his goals, he will have killed billions of people, which is not something a hero would ever do. 

Also read: The Transition of Eren Yeager from a Protagonist to an Antagonist: A Complete Analysis

3. Frieza

Entering the top 3, we have Frieza from the Dragon ball series. Frieza is one of the oldest villains in Dragon ball and even anime as a whole. He is a ruthless killer and a cold-hearted person. Frieza, often referred to as the Emperor of the universe, is the main antagonist of the whole Dragon ball series.

He is so strong that he never trains and still holds power to destroy planets with just his finger. Freiza also once ruled over the Saiyans and was the one responsible for the destruction of their planet. 

45 most evil anime characters

Frieza from Dragon Ball

After getting defeated by Son Goku, Frieza starts to train and gets even stronger. He tests his strength on his own army by killing them in one blow. Frieza loves to torture and play with his opponents and is truly one of the most menacing villains of all time. 

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2. Sosuke Aizen

In the 2nd place, we have one of the major antagonists from Bleach. The charismatic and handsome Sosuke Aizen. Regarded as the most charming anime villain of all time, Aizen is nothing short of evil. 

Aizen is smart, cunning, strong, and deceitful. His manipulation skills and knowledge are second to one, and he successfully manipulated soul society for hundreds of years, making them believe that he was a good person.

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Aizen from Bleach TYBW

The goal of Aizen is to become the perfect being, someone who transcends hollows and soul reapers and becomes strong than anyone else. After that, he wants to overthrow the soul king and become the ruler of the soul society to set up the perfect world. 

Even though many people support Aizen’s goals, it doesn’t change the fact that he is a merciless killer. He was able to take down all captains of Gotei 13 at once, proving his might, and he also kills his comrades if he thinks that they are no longer useful to him. All these reasons make Aizen one of the evilest yet well-written characters in all anime. 

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1. Johan Liebert

At number 1, we have the monster from the anime named monster. Johan Liebert is the greatest and most evil anime villain of all time. Johan does not have some fancy superpowers and strengths like many other villains on this li, st and yet he is the evilest because of his extreme manipulation skills. He could befriend someone, get all information about them, and destroy them, all without them knowing.

45 most evil anime characters

Johan Liebert from Monster

Johan does not express emotions that keep viewers guessing as to what his next move would be, and he is a nihilistic psychopath who loves to play with people’s emotions and lives for his own entertainment. Johan is a very well-written character and definitely deserving of the top spot on this list, and with that, we end our list of some of the evilest and most interesting anime characters of all time. 

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Ashraf Khan is an anime enthusiast and loves to write content revolving around it.

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