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Top 3 Greatest Anime Villains of All Time! -- THE VICE PIT

From god-killing career women to mass-murdering ticket takers, who's really the baddest of the bad? (We took this list very, very seriously and put through a very, very serious vetting process).

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    metalsnakezeroon Oct. 12, 2012 at 1:52 p.m.

    I have to go with Kyubey for the very fact that he's very logical and does things with emotions.

    Turambaron Oct. 12, 2012 at 2:36 p.m.
    I don't think you can categorize Eboshi as a villain, rather simply an antagonist.  There is no purposeful malice to her actions, simply a different world view from San.
     
    My personal favorite villain has to be Char.  He is talented, charismatic, scheming, emotionally attached, conflicted, everything you need to define a character with depth.  He is a man you first respect for his battle prowess, then understand for his revenge in the name of his murdered father, then come to admire as an advocate for the rights of spacenoids, and finally sorely disappointed in as a such a broken and petty man.  
     
    The fact that his motivations for dropping colonies on the earth in Char's Counter Attack, the final culmination of the Universal Century timeline spawned from the bitterness of being rejected by Lalah Sune all way back in Gundam 0079, the very beginning of that timeline, makes all his actions in Zeta Gundam, his attempt at self redemption, absolutely fascinating, and his entire character arc tragic, and masterfully done.
    samweller999 staff on Oct. 13, 2012 at 4:03 a.m.

    @Turambar: Very good selection. If anything, he has the best villain theme of all time:

    FoxxFireArt moderator on Oct. 13, 2012 at 6:28 a.m.

    If you want villain laughter. You should see ONE PIECE. That has a wild variety.

    I always liked Sesshomaru. He was always such a bad ass who could wipe people out and so many people went out of their way to avoid getting on his bad side.

    Sam, why would you go with Aizen? He's one of the most broken characters out of modern manga. Everything that ever happens he always claims is according to plan. I half expected Ichigo to slice him in half and the last words out of his mouth would be "All according to plan.". [That isn't a spoiler]

    Funny you should be digging so deep into BLEACH since it's canceled at episode 366. The manga is also into the final arc. If you go the the anime series wiki page on Anime Vice. Much of the episodes are marked by the arcs of which are fillers.

    I'm not convinced it's completely canceled. I think they will just wait till the manga has nearly finished to release a final season. They probably just don't want to invest in anymore filler arcs. It seems weird that you'd produce so many seasons of the anime and not do the final arc of the series.

    Godfreedon Oct. 13, 2012 at 10:54 a.m.

    Kuroro Lucifer!! The head of the Genei Ryodan! - definitely the coolest and baddest anime villains! XD

    samweller999 staff on Oct. 13, 2012 at 11:13 a.m.

    @FoxxFireArt said:

    Sam, why would you go with Aizen? He's one of the most broken characters out of modern manga. Everything that ever happens he always claims is according to plan.

    Funny you should be digging so deep into BLEACH since it's canceled at episode 366... Much of the episodes are marked by the arcs of which are fillers.

    Aizen, for me, had one of the best "twist reveals" when it was shown he deceived everyone. If you're going to call him out for having a Deus Ex Machina like ability to "have everything go to plan" then I have a pretty long list of literary characters I could point you to.

    I have not read the Bleach manga and am only going based off his characterization in the anime, and still, from what I've seen, he remains a formidable and intimidating figure, one who mocks you with how cool he plays everything.

    Sesshomaru is also a great pic for a bad guy... that final fight with him is one of the more dramatic ones I've ever seen. But I kinda prefered the fight between Kenshin and Sojiro.

    I am going to finish watching Bleach because I like the show, had invested a lot in it early on, and want to see what happens beyond reading about it in a wiki. You should know by now most of the stuff I watch is older than dirt :)

    In lighter news, I've started to get into Fairy Tail... I hope they don't cancel that one anytime soon! :)

    FoxxFireArt moderator on Oct. 13, 2012 at 4:02 p.m.

    @samweller999:

    If you ever really start getting into ONE PIECE. I bet I can be of some help. I've watched all the episodes, and I've read every chapter.

    Currently in ONE PIECE, the Fish-Man Island story arc is coming to a close. It began in Episode 517, and we're currently at 568, as of tonight.

    Donwunon Oct. 14, 2012 at 5:17 a.m.

    I second FFA Sam ya need to get into One Piece mate, fantastic characters exception of the big three.

    Arlong was pretty f'ed up and this new fisherman arc has cleared up the backstory...so yeah..pretty guud choice

    Petiewon Oct. 14, 2012 at 9:34 a.m.
    I wouldn't call Vino a villain in Baccano. He's an assassin, so obviously kind of a bad guy but the people he's killing are all bad guys too. The hijackers kill his friend and the innocent people on the train so he stops them. He even saves people like Isaac and Miria who he sees as good.
    So he's maybe a chaotic good character with a warped sense of justice, or something like that?
    kennysomewhereon Oct. 14, 2012 at 11:02 p.m.

    for me its light from death note cuz of people's differing perception of him

    deathmongeron Oct. 15, 2012 at 6:32 p.m.

    Vino isn't a villain he is Socitopathic hero with bad guy traits, And if you want more info on him I can give you the links to the light novels.

    sickVisionz moderator on Oct. 16, 2012 at 4:55 p.m.

    Woo hoo for Aizen getting a nod. He probably my favorite as well. I like how he's always calm and cool but if he does talk, it's always this very collected shit talk. Almost like he assumes everyone is as smart as he is and is just ultimately disappointed like he's their parent or something. Then he proceeds to beat the crap out of them all with minimum effort.

    On top of that, I think his voice actor does an amazing job with him (JP voice, the English one ruins him imo) and makes a lot of stuff that came off really cheesy in the manga sound like gold.

    jj_jacksonon Oct. 24, 2012 at 8:54 p.m.
    Is it just the lack of knowledge of one piece? I'm suprised no one has mentioned crocodile or marshal D teach. If you wanna talk about having plans go with how crocodile fooled everyone started a war between innocent citizens and then planned to kill them all lol. Also for teach. How he's been planning and masterminding everything!! How he worked his way to the top. Not really being evil but by being exactly what he is..A pirate! soo many great villians. And I would also like to say light yagami too because of the fact that you hav to look inside yourself and ask was he right to try to clease the world? Was it becoming a better place? Char also was probably one of the more human villains I've come across. Seems like you could almost relate to him..well not the dropping colonies part lol
    zaldaron Nov. 29, 2012 at 7:10 p.m.

    Now and then here and there had the most disturbing villain of all time. When you can kill a cat and it is more disturbing than most people killing thirty people...you have achieved true villainy.

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