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#1 Edited by mordukai (7185 posts) -

I think we can all agree that we enjoy a good villain more then we can enjoy a good hero. With that in mind I would like to know which are your favorite game villains.

  • SHODAN
  • Andrew Ryan
  • GLaDOS
  • Loghain Mac Tir
  • The Boss
  • Kain
  • Death Adder

Ohh shit. Totally forgot to add Psycho Mantis to this list.

#2 Posted by TheDudeOfGaming (6078 posts) -

Alex Mercer.

#3 Posted by AgnosticJesus (545 posts) -

Tobias Bruckner

#4 Posted by The_Laughing_Man (13629 posts) -
#5 Posted by D_Bones (365 posts) -

Personally think Seymour Guado was pretty creepy. As well as Kessler, Ares, Loghain, Clockwerk and Dr. Nefarious. There are probably many more.

#6 Posted by Bribo (605 posts) -

Much as I like a villain with a certain depth to them, as evinced in all of your examples, I'm going with Hitler.

#7 Posted by mordukai (7185 posts) -

@TheDudeOfGaming said:

Alex Mercer.

Isn't he more of Anti Hero then a Villain? I haven't played the game so I wouldn't know. I am basing my comments from outside information. Don't be afraid to spoil it for me. I have no intention of playing Prototype.

#8 Posted by Sackmanjones (4762 posts) -
#9 Posted by Animasta (14731 posts) -

Caius is the best one I can think of so far. He's great though, best FF villain by a long shot.

#10 Posted by TheDudeOfGaming (6078 posts) -

@mordukai said:

@TheDudeOfGaming said:

Alex Mercer.

Isn't he more of Anti Hero then a Villain? I haven't played the game so I wouldn't know. I am basing my comments from outside information. Don't be afraid to spoil it for me. I have no intention of playing Prototype.

Well, you're playing as him, so technically i guess he can't be the villain. But out of all the characters in the game, from what i remember anyway, he was kind of the biggest dick.

#11 Posted by rjayb89 (7729 posts) -

That one dude in Heavenly Sword. Man, he was good. King Bohan, I think. He was pretty good. I think.

#12 Posted by SgtGrumbles (1024 posts) -

Loghain because he wasn't actually evil, i like a villain with motive over a cape and goatee.

#13 Posted by chrissedoff (2167 posts) -

Captain LeChuck and Sarevok

#14 Edited by Jeust (10864 posts) -
  • the main antagonist from Jade Empire
  • Dark Hand from Jade Empire
  • the main antagonist from Deadly Premonition
  • Walter Sullivan from Silent Hill 4
  • the female antagonist from Dead Space
  • Marlowe from Uncharted 3
  • Mr Scratch from Alan Wake
  • Thomas Mutton from Catherine
  • the deathknight from Warcraft 3
  • the backstabbing dictator from Starcraft
  • Nemesis from Resident Evil 3
  • the betrayer senpai in Persona 3
#15 Posted by PixelPrinny (1050 posts) -

@Animasta said:

Caius is the best one I can think of so far. He's great though, best FF villain by a long shot.

Wow... really? *boggles*

I'mma just leave this here...

No one beats Kefka. No one. Especially not some emo sissy piece of shit from FFXIII-2

#16 Posted by MariachiMacabre (7100 posts) -

@D_Bones said:

Personally think Seymour Guado was pretty creepy. As well as Kessler, Ares, Loghain, Clockwerk and Dr. Nefarious. There are probably many more.

Seymour is a motherfucker and I hope he's assraped by a mammoth in hell forever. You know,within the mythos of the game.

GLaDOS is easily my favorite villain.

#17 Posted by NTM (7550 posts) -

Since I'm always late to these threads, I get it easy because many have named good ones so far and I get to limit it to one that hasn't been named yet. I think there are a lot, and I don't have the best in mind probably, but I'd have to say probably someone from the Metal Gear Solid series.

#18 Posted by D_Bones (365 posts) -

@MariachiMacabre: :O Assraped cause he's a dick in a villian way or assraped cause he was a hard boss? or cause he came back to life like 5 times to kill lol

#19 Posted by TheIronYuppie (120 posts) -

@Sackmanjones said:

Albert Wesker. 'Nuff said.

#20 Posted by thebeastwithtwobacks (143 posts) -

wesker

#21 Posted by RetroVirus (1492 posts) -

The Joker, Saren, Arcturus Mengsk, and Director Tiedmann from Dead Space 2.

#22 Posted by Pr1mus (3956 posts) -

Kefka

#23 Posted by MEATBALL (3516 posts) -

Sophia Lamb, Cerberus

#24 Posted by MariachiMacabre (7100 posts) -

@D_Bones said:

@MariachiMacabre: :O Assraped cause he's a dick in a villian way or assraped cause he was a hard boss? or cause he came back to life like 5 times to kill lol

Literally all of those reasons. His second and last forms were simple. The first and third ones were a fucking pain in the ass.

#25 Posted by Grimhild (722 posts) -
#26 Posted by DarthOrange (3909 posts) -

The 5-0, in any game really. Also criminals when playing as the cops. Always love a good cops and robbers game.

#27 Edited by FluxWaveZ (19388 posts) -

Thomas Mutton (from Catherine), because he's so unconventional.

#28 Posted by CaptainCharisma (339 posts) -

Saren from Mass Effect 1, Maximillian from Valkyria Chronicles, Kefka, and Loghain are ones I really liked.

#29 Posted by Undeadpool (5003 posts) -

Kefka. I've never wanted a villain dead SO badly.

Him aside: Giygas. Not only is he a weird, twisted final boss for the generally whimsical and wacky Earthbound, but he's basically a Lovecraftian elder god. He doesn't even have a sprite, you actually fight the boss background in the final battle. And his attack merely reads "You cannot grasp the true form of Giygas' attack" There's something weirdly frightening about an enemy who can hurt you in ways you literally can't comprehend.

#30 Posted by mandude (2666 posts) -

EA Kefka.

#31 Posted by SethPhotopoulos (5417 posts) -
#32 Posted by jaymorgoth (243 posts) -

Hoo....gotta go through my brain and see. Alright here is my contribution.

Rasputin from Shadow Hearts: Covenant, Kuja from FFIX, Kefka from FFVI, Cid from FFXII, Caius from FFXIII-2, Kain from Shining Force, Joker from the Batman Arkham games, Duke from Tales of Vesperia, Dr. Robotnik from Sonic, Kato from Shadow Hearts: Covenant, Albert Wesker from the Resident Evil series, Revolver Ocelot from the MGS series, Lassic from Phantasy Star, Andrew Ryan from Bioshock, and I think i'll end with Heihachi Mishima from Tekken. There are many more, but this is off the top of my head.

#33 Posted by Hailinel (25205 posts) -

@PixelPrinny: Well, you already took my obvious answer. Kefka can't be topped.

But holy shit, Hades in Kid Icarus: Uprising is a gloriously smug, supremely evil bastard, and I will be happy when I can comfortably write his name in a forum post without having to use spoiler tags.

#34 Posted by SethPhotopoulos (5417 posts) -

@TheDudeOfGaming said:

@mordukai said:

@TheDudeOfGaming said:

Alex Mercer.

Isn't he more of Anti Hero then a Villain? I haven't played the game so I wouldn't know. I am basing my comments from outside information. Don't be afraid to spoil it for me. I have no intention of playing Prototype.

Well, you're playing as him, so technically i guess he can't be the villain. But out of all the characters in the game, from what i remember anyway, he was kind of the biggest dick.

You can play as the villain in the story. A Villain can be the protagonist, it just means the Villain is the main character. Alex Mercer was a total bad guy in that game.

Having caused the outbreak for revenge or something like that and is now currently spreading it around. Not to mention that in the first game he had a complete disregard for life.

#35 Posted by ImaTreee (202 posts) -

Revolver Ocelot

#36 Posted by Zippedbinders (1039 posts) -

Anyone from a Tim Schafer game, Doviculus, Purple Tentacle, Coach Oleander.

Also, anyone from a Suda game, Sir Henry Motherfucker, Fleming, etc.

#37 Edited by TheSquarePear (198 posts) -
#38 Posted by UnrealDP (1221 posts) -

Pffft, none of your villains are even close to evil. You wanna step it up a notch, then let's talk about Professor Pester. Dude roles into your garden, totally invincible, to break every valuable thing you've spent the last 20 or so hours pouring love and care into. He then proceeds to laugh and be an all around dick before exiting your garden, scaring your pinatas to depression in the process. No one compares, mate.

#39 Posted by SgtGrumbles (1024 posts) -

@Grimhild said:

Jon Irenicus was no slouch, either.

I feel great shame in not choosing Irenicus. Fuck Loghain.

#40 Edited by TheSquarePear (198 posts) -

How could I forget

Dr. Robotnik

#41 Posted by Blackout62 (1413 posts) -

Probably out of left field, but Bertrand from Infamous 2. Goody hammy villain.

#42 Posted by Casey25 (141 posts) -

@TheIronYuppie said:

@Sackmanjones said:

Albert Wesker. 'Nuff said.

This.

He's evil, he's suave, he's powerful in many awesome ways, he's got the best villain voice evar, and he's fucking fun to watch doing his badass thing.

#43 Posted by whyareyoucrouchingspock (975 posts) -

The Lich King. AKA Anakin, i'm a ripoff, Warcraft Vader.

#44 Posted by Nottle (1915 posts) -
  • The MGS series has great villains, Ocelot, Solidus, Liquid, Volgin, the Boss and all of there underlings. Take your pick, they are all just such magnificent bastards and a few of them are at least sympathetic at times.
  • Something about Porky Minch I find fascinating, probably because he has an obsession with Ness, he's manipulative and he abuses time travel to the point of becoming a child trapped in an old man's body, also he managed to out live Giygas... evil in a form that you can't even grasp.
  • Gannon is pretty good in Windwaker.
  • Edgar Ross in Red Dead Redemption
  • Sarren and Loghain are interesting
  • LeChuck
  • Kefka and Sephiroth
  • GlaDOS and Wheatly
  • The Origami killer

This reminds me, I hardly ever get excited when a villain gets what is coming to them. Ross was the last one where when I finally gave him what was coming that I actually said "FUCK THAT GUY" because he felt somewhat believable but was a real asshole that caused pretty much everything wrong. There needs to be more of that catharric FUCK YOU in though both gameplay and story.

#45 Posted by GloriousDinosaur (435 posts) -

Gannondorf

#46 Posted by Gargantuan (1887 posts) -

Saren from ME 1, he's ruthless but he thinks he's saving the galaxy. And he looks cool and has a good voice

#47 Posted by bushpusherr (853 posts) -

The Boss. It seems kind of off to call her a villain, considering how that game ends, but she was definitely an antagonist in that game. Easily the best female character I've seen in a game.

#48 Posted by SquirrelGOD (506 posts) -

Ganondorf: Probably one of my favorites in the fact that he doesn't just do the standard "bad guy" thing of taunting the hero or anything like that. When you find him in the games, it's either because you ran across him while he was conducting his business, or it's the end of the game.

Kefka: "Some men just want to watch the world burn." No vendetta against the hero, no mommy issues, no real grand scheme. Kefka just wanted to destroy the world because it was something interesting to do. And best of all, the crazy bastard SUCCEEDED. My mind was blown when I was a kid playing this and realized that you had to spend the second half of the game doing what you can to try to salvage the world that Kefka destroyed and now rules.

#49 Posted by Silver-Streak (1388 posts) -

@rjayb89:

King Bohan is the most villainy villain out there, but he reveled in it so well that I loved him.

Kain, The Elder God, and Moebius.

Kain loses being a villain about mid-way through SR2, though.

#50 Posted by GunslingerPanda (4860 posts) -

I remember finding Seymour from FFX quite creepy in his androgynity. I don't know if that's a word.

Oooh, Arthas/The Lich King was pretty great in WotLK, too.