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Miss Doronjo
June 7th, 2013, 7:06 AM
Just as the title suggest, who is your favourite Video Game Villain, or villain(s)? Why do you like that villain(s)?

June 7th, 2013, 7:30 AM
Bowser: Not only is he the best villain ever, but also the most successful VG character ever, according to Cracked.com.

GLaDOS: That eerie voice, the way she tortures subjects, and her insults to Chell.

Marx: He's that type of villain no one expects, and he still fits within the Kirby universe unlike most final bosses. As for his Soul version, that ear rape voice. O_o

M. Bison: For you, being a leader of Shadaloo, a wielder of psycho powers, and a murderer would make the purpose of beating him the most important thing in your life, but for him, it was Tuesday.

Dr. Eggman: You just gotta love his stache and his machines, including his mooks from various incarnations (and Metal Sonic).

Master Xehanort: This guy is a true mastermind, as every event that has happened throughout the Kingdom Hearts series is all part of his plan to revive the X-Blade and start another keyblade war for science.

Ganondorf: As a reincarnated version of Demise's hatred, Ganondorf will always be bad to the bone, and no matter how many times he's imprisoned, he'll always come back, though Twilight Princess is a strange case, as he actually died in that game, so maybe the next Zelda game should take place between TP and Four Swords Adventure regarding ressurecting Ganon for timeline continuity's sake and how reincarnations work in general that contradict FSA being after TP.

Dr. Wily: He's made some of the best robot masters in the series, including Air Man, who can't be defeated even with the Leaf Shield, and his machines are harder to beat than Eggman's if you don't know which weapn they're weak against.

June 7th, 2013, 11:52 PM
Hm...well, there's a few.
Dr. Eggman/Robotnik: "I am the Eggman, that's what I am, I am the Eggman, I've got the master plan!" - This giant talking egg has a knack for building machines and trying to stomp over blue hedgehogs. He's had a few successes (the theme park from Colours, for example), but a few fails (he gets beat by Dark Gaia, a thing he himself awakened, in Unleashed).

GLaDOS: She brings psychological torture to a new level...making several snide remarks along the way in the Portal series. Also birds are evil.

Kefka: Sure, I might not really be into Final Fantasy, but Kefka has to be one of the few villains who have actually succeeded with their plans. He took his time, planned carefully, and in the end got the thing he pursued.
He became...a god.

There are a bunch more villains I could talk about, but those 3 are personal favs.

Kung Fu Ferret
June 9th, 2013, 5:58 AM
Bowser: Not only is he the best villain ever, but also the most successful VG character ever, according to Cracked.com.

Dr. Eggman: You just gotta love his stache and his machines, including his mooks from various incarnations (and Metal Sonic).

Master Xehanort: This guy is a true mastermind, as every event that has happened throughout the Kingdom Hearts series is all part of his plan to revive the X-Blade and start another keyblade war for science.


These, plus Sephiroth from Final Fantasy VII. I know, he killed Aerith, which pissed me off a bit. And King K Rool. He was epic... Especially in DK64!

I also will include Cyrus from Diamond/Pearl/Platinum due to his goals.

June 9th, 2013, 7:35 AM
By favorite, I assume you mean the villian that we wanted to destroy/defeat the most, yes? In that case, Sephiroth from Final Fantasy VII, for the same reasons as the above poster stated. I've never hated any character more than Sephiroth. He's truly a loathsome character. (Off topic: Since then, I haven't been impressed by any of Square's villians (or heroes) though.)

Other memorable villians include Wheatley, Lavos, Mother Brain (and her metroids) and Bowser. Mother Brain and her Metroids terrified me as a child. >_<

June 14th, 2013, 10:57 AM
Hmm let's see...(I recommend you don't read this post if you don't like Okami or its sequel)

Orochi-An 8-headed serpent that you have kill by making it drunk. Too bad he was so easy, but still awesome
Ninetails(not the Pokemon)- SHE KILLED HIMIKO AND RAO, HOW DARE SHE. Anyways, she was awesome to fight as she was pretty difficult.
LECHKU/NECHKU- These badass twin owls were awesome but easy because you had the amazing Shiranui by your side, and their theme was awesome, and when you were in a double battle with Oki, it was like wow.
YAMI-Okay this fight was amazing. Especially in the scene before his final form. Issun saves the day! And that cutscene was so touching and then you turn into Shiranui because of all the prayers and that's awesome. And did I mention, the theme, the sun rises is one of the most epic battle themes ever?
Sen/Ryo -They were difficult and they made Kagu have awesome character development.
King Fury-Oh, the fight on the lunar bunny's head. That was amazing. Especially when you get chased to the top of Daidarabotchi.
MIZUCHI-YAY MANPUKU! Anyways, he was awesome, a dino head in ice? SWEET. And then you meet Shiranui and Isshaku!
KUROW-My favorite character in Okamiden(next to Chibi of course) because of that ending and the scholar lady thing. Besides you had him the longest time(sob)
Akuro-He was awesome, like you fight a dark clone of yourself and the theme was amazing. And you kill him with KUNI WEARING NAGI'S LEGENDARY ARMOR.

And I am done.

Mr. X
June 14th, 2013, 11:14 AM
This guy, right here.


His evil plan? Mind control the entire world.

June 17th, 2013, 8:08 PM
My favorite villain has always been Dr. Eggman. I've always enjoying listening to him, especially on the Sonic Adventure games, as well as his creative machine making. I don't know many of the others, apart from Bowser.

June 19th, 2013, 10:04 AM
So many good ones. But I can narrow it down to my top two.

Bowser - Great classic boss. And the fact that he takes Peach practically the same way every time is funny.

Fawful - He's the funniest boss ever! I actually didn't even want to kill him in either Superstar Saga or Bowser's Inside Story.

June 19th, 2013, 3:43 PM
Father Comstock because the way he wanted to use his daughter as a weapon makes him a great villain

June 19th, 2013, 5:10 PM
Vaas from Far Cry 3 just because to me he is just so different and makes you almost feel bad for he for what happened to him.

Miss Doronjo
June 19th, 2013, 5:14 PM
My favourite video game villain would have to be Arietta, the Wild from Tales of the Abyss (she's she's still technically an antagonist). Well, as a villain... she's pretty cute, y'know? I guess I took a keen on her cute personality, and her appearances weren't too bad either~

June 21st, 2013, 12:26 PM
Sephiroth: Character Backstory, and he shows up in multiple games even outside FFVII. (Kingdom Hearts and Eirguiz (or However it's spelt-been awhile since I've had my PS1.)) Plus he's more real than Cloud the Protagonist is, haha.

And just recently I have to agree with GLaDOS: Absolutely uproarious, and quite original. Just surprised it took me so long to give Portal a try. I didn't realize how dark it actually was.

June 21st, 2013, 1:04 PM
Kane from Command an Conquer... He just doesnt seem to die in the first three games and he is leader of a group who has evil intentions with Tiberium.

Handsome Jack: This man... Just hilarious from the start. Even though he killed sone important characters of BL1, he is just one of my fave villains ever... He also has a cute horse named Butt Stallion xD

June 21st, 2013, 2:05 PM
Kefka, because not only is he crazy, but he thirsts for nothing more than the destruction of all things. Truly evil in every way. I love it. I hate it when a character is struggling with being evil...or has some cliché backstory to explain them "going to the dark side" or some crap. I love the undoubtedly, irredeemably, pure evil characters like Kefka.

June 21st, 2013, 4:52 PM
My top three villains would have to be Dr. Eggman/Robotnik from Sonic, Handsome Jack from Borderlands 2, and Vaas from Far Cry 3. They all have outstanding voice actors in all sort of situations - their moments triumph along with evil laughing, moments of failure, and sometimes even hints of hilarity. These villains often believe they're really doing the right thing, or that their vision or methods are perfect, even if the protagonist disagrees. Regardless, I can't help but really feel mesmerized when seeing these villains act. The latter two are especially disturbed people.

June 22nd, 2013, 11:48 AM
MORGANNA MODE GONE: As a fan of .hack, this is a bit obligatory. Morganna is an interesting play on the Insane AI cliche. Her goal is to basically axe off her daughter AI, Aura, so she can basically keep being the head honcho of the ingame MMO, The World. And then she starts to branch off, creating 8 figments of herself, the 8 Phases, to basically send The World AND the actual real world into panic. Also, her voice in SIGN is simply sinister.

Relius Clover and Ghetsis: I put them both here because not only are they very similar in appearance, they also have similar moral standpoints. Ghetsis wants to take over the world, using N using Reshiram/Zekrom. He is implied to have completely sheltered N just to achieve this desire, and is even implied to have killed N's original father, and capture it's spirit. (Think about it. N has no known parents, and Ghetsis has a Confagrigous, which evolves from a Pokemon that come from dead people...) As for Relius? This guy is even worse! He took his own wife and turned her into a puppet to follow his commands! I won't spoil much else, but if you get Makoto's bad ending... You'll see just how despicable he is.

June 22nd, 2013, 12:50 PM
Galm from Shining Force III and Shu Shirakawa from the SRW series for a lot of the same reasons. Both are extremely intelligent individuals with ulterior motives in everything they do. Going as far as helping the heroes out to further their objective. In particular, Shu is a badass with an awesome looking mech.

Wings Don't Cry
June 24th, 2013, 11:39 PM
Vanye Carudas Solidor from FFXII, that one game everyone hates.

Although its debatable if he is a villain since the game calls him a villain and the heroes are the group that are gathering WMDs to wage a meaningless war, in fact the heroes and the villain never confront each other until the very end because Vayne has better things to do than baby sitting a selfish warmonger princess. He has empire to do that for him while he focuses on freeing humanity and the other races that lives in Ivalice from the control of conceited "gods", Vayne doesn't discriminate between humans and pig people.

Vayne doesn't always do things that one would consider noble, he is still a villain, but only as much of a villain as Lelouch. He eliminates anyone who stands in his way from succeeding the throne because all the other characters only think of what's good for them, he on the other hand is more concerned about humanity's future. He offers Ashe the position of princess of the land which her kingdom rightfully lost after losing a long fought war just to avoid meaningless bloodshed, in fact most of Ashe's soldiers have joined with the empire while Ashe was hiding in the sewers and performing petty acts of terrorism against the empire like blowing out their plumbing.

Vayne's ultimate goal is to break the control the Occuria have over humanity, which are some godlike entities who have controlled the course of humanity throughout history. Ashe's kingdom only existed because the Occuria used one of her ancestors as a pawn and given him WMDs and Eldritch Abominations to control and take over the land. He does work with Venat, who is the renegade Occuria, who is meant to symbolize chaos but that's just because the Occuria believes that without their dominion over Ivalice the populace will bring about their own destruction, they probably will if they put Ashe in charge.

Even in the end when Reddas has destroyed the Sun Cryst, therefore fulfilling Vayne's goals, both Venat and Vayne turn against the heroes and pretend to be seeking the destruction of Ivalice now. This is all a farce of course, so that both Ashe and Larsa can be considered heroes by defeating them and peace will be finally brought to Ivalice. Also both Vayne and Venat know that they have taken some highly questionable actions in order to reach their goals, they have no place to fit in the future they have created for Ivalice, actually now that I think about it Vayne is exactly like Lelouch.

June 25th, 2013, 3:28 AM
Currently, my favourite Video Game Villains are: Mankar Camoran from Oblivion, as well as Umaril from the Knights of the Nine official plugin for Oblivion, and Alduin from Skyrim, Lord Harkon from the Dawnguard DLC for Skyrim, and of course, Miraak from the Dragonborn DLC for Skyrim.

June 27th, 2013, 7:42 AM
I Have Two favourite villians from two Games who came out recently

One of them is Handsome Jack from Borderlands 2

I love the way he constantly trys to insult you in different ways and also trys to make you belive that despite your efforts you could never beat him.

He also makes himself look better as everyone else and this lets you belive he isnt that dangerous
But behind the show he is doing is a dark-minded evil genius who will not stop until he succeds with his plans.

Two examples are that he used the powers of his own daughter against her will for his own plans and will destroy everyones lifes and hopes for his dream of the Vault.

My second Favourite villian is Vaas from Far Cry 3

Not only has he one of the best voice acting I ever heard for a Video Game character

He also is one of the more Interessting Villians I have Seen. The Moments where he gets from calm to angry are perfect and that he seems to be crazy and trys to make you look crazy is also very good.

And behind that is some sad background story that the island and the people who he worked with made him so.

June 27th, 2013, 9:31 PM
Sora's Heartless - His 1st Form is not as good as 2nd Form because 2nd Form can : Dash Around, Make Clones, and Shout Out Multiple Keyblades but if he had his Spells and Chips then he would be More Tougher than he is also with a Music that sounds Epic.

Ganon - ......What can i say that hasn't been said well First of all, He Looks Awesome with his Beast Form and 2 Giant Swords except his Weakness well Navi should've known
also the Background with a Thunderstorm and Final Battle Music! :D

June 27th, 2013, 10:45 PM
Going to have to say either Fawful (from the Mario & Luigi series) or Grodus, Lord Crump and the X Nauts (from Paper Mario: The Thousand Year Door).
I'd also say Wario and Waluigi, if they count.

July 2nd, 2013, 11:57 PM
Handsome Jack. Ha. I can't explain it, but, some people just make the perfect villains, even though they don't seem like they'd be that evil. :P

Varion Bluefire
July 3rd, 2013, 1:31 AM

Alex, from the Golden Sun Series.
You don't get more badder than this.

July 14th, 2013, 2:22 AM
Master Xehanort - This guy is a genius. While he's failed to achieve his goals at least 4 or 5 times, he always has a backup plan and comes back stronger every time.

July 14th, 2013, 2:31 AM
Phhh, just take a look at my signature.

Vaas Montenegro.

He is not just my favorite villain, but my favorite character in any game. He excels in all departments when it comes to being a villain. He's insane.

Sailor Moon ™
July 16th, 2013, 1:08 PM
Kuja: An, extremely underrated FF villain. Kuja, destroyed a whole World along with tormenting Gaia.

Handsome Jack: In general, the Borderland's series is full of humor. But, Handsome Jack is the glue that holds all of it together.

July 16th, 2013, 8:04 PM
From Final Fantasy VII: Sephiroth! Don't know why exactly. Maybe it's his hair or that bad-ass Masamune.

From Legend of Zelda: Ganondorf, of course! He's always been the best. Then there is Demon Lord Ghirahim, who I just found cool and funny. c:

July 16th, 2013, 8:14 PM
I'd have to say Mithos from Tales of Symphonia. I love that they actually had him infiltrate the party and observe them for further insight, and then for him to even find a friendship with one of the characters, causing even more conflict when one eventually faces him down. Not to mention his presence is virtually everywhere once he first shows up in the game, there's always the feeling that he's lurking and watching.

I'd also have to say Miraak for a second. While not with quite as much of an impact as Mithos, he also makes his presence known very well, especially when he just shows up and steals the soul of a dragon you just killed. The final showdown with him was very satisfying as well.

New Eden
July 16th, 2013, 10:45 PM
Fawful. He goofs up as a subordinate to Cackletta and then proceeds to attempt to take over not long after. His dialogue is hilarious and he's an overall likable antagonist in Bowser's Inside Story.

Captain Fabio
July 17th, 2013, 1:02 AM
> Looks at the thread
> Looks at my theme
> Looks back at the thread

Well then, I have no idea who it could be...

July 17th, 2013, 10:15 AM
Tough decision, but I think I would have to say my favorite is Vaati from the LoZ series. I don't know what it was about him, but I just really liked him. His character design, the way he interacted, it all appealed to me. The depressing part is he had no role in the plot of any of the other games other than Minish Cap, which basically made him one of the most unimportant main villians of the games haha. I still love him though!

July 17th, 2013, 10:53 AM
Dorongo, I swear, you come up with the best gaming threads.

Anyway, on to my response. As of now, my favorite villain is Raul Menendez from Call of Duty: Black Ops 2. He is just so intelligent. Half the events you go through in the game were set up ages ago by this guy. He's one step ahead of you every moment and just when you think you have him cornered. He jumps-jumps-double-jumps and is in your back row.

On top of that, he holds a grudge for more than 30 years and hurts your characters heart and mental state multiple times. Truly a master of manipulation.

So, to recap. Raul Menendez.

July 17th, 2013, 12:53 PM
Okay, Mass effect spoilers Catalyst from Mass Effect 3, yes really! He is one of my favorites because he is intelligent. He can understand possibilities that Crucible has. He is ready to make compromises when his plan seems to break, and even gives choice to be destroyed or taken over by hero, because they would replace his now unworkable solution.

July 17th, 2013, 5:30 PM
Vanye Carudas Solidor from FFXII, that one game everyone hates.

I don't know why that is, personally thought it was brilliant.

Giovanni (Pokemon) - purely because he knows when to give up (a sadly lacking trait)

The Illusive Man (Mass Effect) - Because one never really knows what he wants and he plays the part of the ally as well as the enemy.

Spector (Ape Escape) - Despite being rather intelligent, still uses an army of monkeys.

July 19th, 2013, 6:21 PM
Mr. L from Super Paper Mario. It was so obvious what his secret identity was, and seeing Luigi (I'm pretty sure I don't need spoiler tags for this) act as a bad guy was pretty funny.

July 19th, 2013, 9:06 PM
Like some others have said, Kefka is one of my faves. He's so delightfully evil. In the same vain as Joker from Batman. He's so cruel and chaotic.

July 20th, 2013, 2:16 AM
These, plus Sephiroth from Final Fantasy VII. I know, he killed Aerith, which pissed me off a bit.
Wasn't that supposed to be Jenova who looked like Sephiroth? At least that's what I've heard. Sephiroth doesn't appear until very late in the game.

Kefka from FF6: he plays the role of a villain very well, even though he makes himself rare at the last third of the game...
Golbez from FF4: he doesn't give the heroes much time to breath, since he seems to be right behind them all the time

Kikaito plush
July 20th, 2013, 7:27 AM
The King of Evil himself Ganondorf from The legend of Zelda.
He could easily take over Hyrule and have the power to do so thanks to the triforce of power.

July 20th, 2013, 7:55 AM
I actually like the Gravemind from Halo a lot, just always thought it had a pretty cool way of doing things.

July 20th, 2013, 3:39 PM
Favourite villain huh... Tough choice... Im terrible at choosing. id say Bob Page from the original Deus Ex... (oh spoilers maybe): He practicaly made everything in the game happen...including you. Also he has wealth, technology attitude and a slick suit. Oh and awesome music at his final base. :D

Also I like Kefka and other mad clowns equaly as much. You know...because clowns.

Also Eggman or Robotnik has in my opinion some very diabolical plans. Sad that he usualy makes some poor decisions with them.

Oh and one villain I kinda like that many might not know. the main villain from Witcher. Jaque something I guess was his name. He is just...Interesting villain.

Oh and every major villain in Phoenix Wright series.
And of course Yomiel from Phantom Detective. (Seriously awesome game/villain)

July 20th, 2013, 5:40 PM
Definitely Klunk, Dr. Nefarious, and Seth from Street Fighter.

July 21st, 2013, 5:37 AM
One of my favourite villains is The Apostle of Creation, from the sadly unappreciated Star Ocean: The Last Hope. Whilst this game had its ups and downs in terms of character development, I felt that his was particularly well-handled, and whilst its questionable as to whether or not he was really a villain or just a victim of tragic circumstances, considering the game was filled with world-shattering (often quite literally) moments of tragedy, I think that gives his appearance as a villain that much weight.

Sweets Witch
July 21st, 2013, 8:25 AM
Gotta go with Luther Lansfeld from Star Ocean: Till The End Of Time. He programs an entire huge MMO universe and then goes crazy as he tries to understand how his creations have become self-aware. Even though he doesn't show up until very late in the story, I like the way he was handled as being the final boss. Technically he's the God of the Star Ocean universe, so having him as the final boss put a very nice ending to the series timeline.

Also Handsome Jack from Borderlands 2 because all of his dialogue is great and I keep playing for the sole purpose of listening to him.

I've Come to Bargain
August 18th, 2013, 4:08 AM
Laser Man from Mega Man Battle Network 4 is one of my favorite villains. He has a super armor, so he never flinches when attacked by weapons like Vulcan and Air Hockey. His primary attack is Cross Laser, which strikes whatever panel that you're standing on. It rarely misses. In order to beat him, you have to use plenty of recovery chips and stay alive for as long as possible. Demise from Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword is my favorite villain, too. He has the perfect looks for a villain, he's the source of all monsters, and he was very hard to beat. GLaDOS from Portal, Bowser from Super Mario, Psycho Mantis from Metal Gear, and Wesker from Resident Evil are also my favorites.

Apple Juice
August 18th, 2013, 8:02 AM
Villains have always been my favorite characters from video games. Whether they be extremely cryptic and sly, or downright malicious, or even shy yet cruel, their personalities and designs never fail to intrigue me. One that I've always held close to my heart is Skull Kid from Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask. His character is impeccable; the story of a troubled child and an enchanted horrifying mask that is seeking to take everything over. A positively wondrous evil plot, if you ask me. Fawful from Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga is also one of my favorites. As well as those two, I'm a big fan of the more classic villains such as Bowser, and even Ghetsis from Pokemon! Villains add a flavor to games that nothing else does, and without them playing through one would be stale and boring.