With all the recent conversation of villainy in games lately, I’ve been wondering what bad guys people would say are the evilest of evil in games. The rules here are simple. Just give the name of a character you think is truly evil, what game there from and just a little about what puts them above other baddies out there.
Don’t think about it in terms of “Is X a great villain character?” rather “X really is the worst kind of scum.”
Spoilers are a possible thing here, but it’s assumed at this point either everyone already knows or if not, they are games they will never play by now.
Persona 4: Adachi. Despite being obviously, obviously the killer, the protagonist supposedly can’t figure this out until near the end of the game. While his actions were influenced, it is clear in the game that the decisions to kill a bunch of people were directly his own and all the cosmic entity did was convince him it was a good idea. Adachi had no real point to anything he did other than “he could do it.”
Majora’s Mask:…Majora’s Mask. I can’t not mention the spirit of the mask that was going to crash the moon into the earth as part of a game. Part of what makes Majora so scary is that despite everything it does, there’s…nothing. Not a defense about how it’s actually good or even that it wants to destroy everything. It’s just playing games the entire time and even seems genuinely confused as to why Link gets in it’s way.
Super Paper Mario; Dimentio. Another character with absolutely no reason for the things he does. But why Dimentio is probably the number one spot is how far that goes. Not only does he at one point SUCCEED in killing the entire party(part of a long-con he’s got going.), when he’s confronted again? What’s his reaction? He makes a pun. Killing Count Bleck to usurp power and make himself a god to warp reality? Already kind of a dick move.
The crowning moment? When the player finally defeats him and the brainwashed Luigi under his control, there is no “I’ll get you next time!” like other Mario villains. His reaction is take all the universes with him through one last move. The only reason he does this is just because he lost.
There’s no reasoning involved with it.
He just does it as one final middle finger to all life(and death) ever.
So, those are my top three picks from games I played. Anyone agree or disagree? Just name a few villains and state your case of what makes them deserve the title of Evilest of Evil.