Villains are an important part of storytelling. Without someone to antagonize the hero, the plot will feel stale and boring. Stories need a compelling, motivated bad guy to push the hero to their limits. Some of the best villains not only make life unbearable for the hero but for the audience as well. If you really hate a certain villain, most likely they’re doing their job right. With all the movies and television shows out there, it was tough to decide on only twenty-five. However, we’re confident these are the 25 Most Evil Characters From Movies And TV.
Kilgrave (Jessica Jones)
Kilgrave on the hit Netflix show Jessica Jones is a sadistic maniac, obsessed with hunting down Jones in a weird love obsession. With the power to manipulate and control people’s minds, Kilgrave left a trail of bodies in his wake until Jessica put a stop to it for good.
Sheriff of Nottingham (Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves)
Alan Rickman had a knack for playing the evil villain, and his role as the Sheriff of Nottingham is no exception. He robs the poor, practices black magic with a witch, and pledges to cut Robin Hood’s heart out with a spoon. Worst of all, he forces Maid Marian to marry him and shortly after tries to rape her.
Roy Batty (Blade Runner)
The main antagonist in Blade Runner, Roy Batty lead the resistance against his human slavemasters. He did anything and everything in an attempt to live longer, including shoving his thumbs into a guys eye sockets.
Benjamin Linus (Lost)
There’s no denying Benjamin Linus in the television show Lost is an evil mastermind capable of terrible things to get what he wants. From serial lying, kidnapping, forced labor, torture, and murder, not to mention letting his daughter die because of his own pride, Linus is an evil manipulative worm.
Lord Voldemort (Harry Potter)
Lord Voldemort is essentially an insane serial killer and leader of a mass army of serial killers known as the Deatheaters. Using many evil curses, Voldemort covers the wizarding world in darkness until Harry Potter came around to stop him.