Complete Monster-Marvel Multiverse (UPDATED)

Part II of my Complete Monster lists, this time for Marvel ones. Updated from my last iteration.

As the name implies, a Complete Monster is a villain who is pure, irredeemably evil, sufficiently heinous in relation to their peers, and bereft of many moments of genuine kindness, compassion, or remorse. There is ultimately nothing sympathetic about these characters, though there is a bit of a divide between the ones who can at least be called "cool", and the ones who just aren't. Either way, they're still pure evil.

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  • Believe it or not, the version in Hulk: Agents of SMASH qualifies as this, being ironically more evil than his iterations in the overall more serious 616 and MCU.

  • Well, he DOES seek to destroy the entire Marvel Multiverse after all.

  • Freudian Excuse aside, he sold his soul to Mephisto and became a homicidal maniac who would kill everyone who had ever interacted with his wife, and also kill their families for good measure. He'd also stab each of his victims 32 times. He also instigated a war. So yeah. Nasty dude.

  • Besides doing/attempting all of the atrocities his real life counterpart did/attempted, there's also his being even more into the occult and also knowing full well that he's evil and not caring. In fact, he acknowledged that his evil was unmatched and deliberately took in a young Johann Schmidt because he saw in him someone who he could mold into a monster like him (never mind that Schmidt was already one). He's so evil, that the bullets in his gun have enough concentrated evil in them to pierce Doctor Strange's magical barriers!

  • Becomes this in "What if the Avengers lost Operation: Galactic Storm?" where, after taking over the Kree Empire he gleefully orders Earth destroyed, also noting that this is "just the beginning". He has Sersi and Hercules tortured, the former being forcibly and painfully aged to an old woman and the latter getting his eyes taken out as a means of "testing his invulnerability". His Kree scientists also planned to torture Crystal too before she was killed. Ael-Dan then leads his people on a violent rampage through the Galaxy, and while most of it is "off-panel villainy", everything I just went over is pretty bad all on it's own, not to mention that it is made clear that his despotic rule is actually hurting the Kree as a whole, his empire being wracked with poverty and food shortages and his people growing more restless and less loyal, but thanks to his thugs they're forced to feign continued support for his violent, thoughtless rule. Also, outside of destroying Earth, his actions also lead to the near-destruction of the Shi'ar and the deaths of numerous Avengers, including Hercules, Sersi, Iron Man, Clint Barton, Black Knight, and Vision. In all, pretty nasty for an alternate reality villain who only showed up in TWO ISSUES.

  • Movie version. He tortures Wade Wilson and others repeatedly with sadistic glee, lies to Wade that he can cure him just to screw with him, and also tries to kill Vanessa, the latter of which seems like standard-fare villainy...except for how his method of doing it is by locking her in a tank that will subject her to a slow, painful, and horrible suffocation-type death. So, yeah, trying to kill the hero's girlfriend seems standard-fare, but the way in which he goes about it is particularly bad.

  • He tries to kill all life in the universe and actually does manage to destroy quite a few planets.

  • A genocidal despot who wants to wipe out and/or enslave humanity simply because he views them as inferior. Besides 616, his X-Men Movie, X-Men Legends, and even campy 90s cartoon counterparts all fit this too.

  • Despite being one of Marvel's answers to the Joker, despite killing for sheer enjoyment via putting people in elaborate death traps, despite having no sympathetic backstory...616 Arcade ISN'T this. Reason being that, twisted as he is, he does have a sense of fair play. The Age of X version on the other hand, IS a Complete Monster. Lacking the 616 version's sense of fair play, he kills Mutant prisoners in large numbers at the government's behest and even using another Mutant (Scott Summers) to do it. Yep. So sadistic that he has one Mutant kill others with his own powers against his will.

  • Revealed himself to be this during Rick Remender's Captain America run. Basically, once he was in a position of absolute authority over others, he went absolutely off the rails and basically behaved like a true Nazi.

  • Committed his share of war crimes in World War II, including strangling Polish freedom fighter Citizen V to death, flaying the Human Torch, torturing Captain America and Bucky Barnes with sadistic pleasure, getting an entire German town destroyed, and engineering WMDs for the Nazis. He also became so hellbent on killing Captain America for his disfigurement that he even became willing to sacrifice his own wife and son to achieve the end, not to mention that his treatment of his son caused him to become a supervillain too. And we haven't even gotten to the crimes he committed AFTER World War II...

  • Marvel version, not Hasbro version. And don't let his looking like Darth Vader fool you; this guy's much more evil and has not one of Vader's many sympathetic or redeeming qualities. He's been terrorizing the Microverse for about a thousand years, slaughtered the monastery that saved him from his own exile, slaughters civilians by the millions and then has their organs harvested and used to keep himself living indefinitely. Add that his taking out whole planets, boiling an entire underwater species alive, and yet more atrocities still, and it's not hard to see why this guy fits.

  • This is a dude who was overjoyed by his own son's death and once blew up a base that had thousands of his own men it. And of course he's a Nazi.

  • Even with a Freudian Excuse, the MAX version is still sufficiently deplorable that he nevertheless fits this, what with his child murdering, killing his own men, and things of that sort. He's also implied to engage in cannibalism.

  • A sadistic being who has relished manipulating and destroying mutants and seeks to wipe them all out. And unlike other Sentinels, who are only following their programming, Bastion has human-level sentience and emotions and therefore knows full well that what he's doing is evil. And he doesn't care. He's especially bad in the video game X-Men: Destiny where he's the Big Bad that orchestrates most of the bad things that happen in that game.

  • Lured people to his manor, sucked their souls out, and had them kill each-other for his amusement. Even after his death, he continued to lure people to his manor to sucker, kill, and steal their souls for himself.

  • MCU version, who is a sadistic and corrupt (and racist) prison guard captain who blackmails Luke Cage into fighting for him in an underground fighting ring by threatening to murder his friend Squabbles. It is made clear that the inmates in this pseudo-gladiator ring fight until their broken, and then they're dragged off to be experimented on, and all the while Rackham gets off on profiting from it all and taking sadistic pleasure in watching men with a skin color he can't stand hurt each-other. Oh, and he has his goons torture Squabbles to death to learn that Luke Cage is plotting to expose him.

    Now, of course, none of that is on par with Kilgrave in Jessica Jones, BUT remember that Rackham did not have Kilgrave's power or screen-time. For a one-shot villain with little in the way of resources, he's a pretty bad dude.

  • MCU version, who is not Black Knight but something else. And, unlike his 616 version, he never feels remorse or a desire to have his lost honor restored.

  • The Ultimate Marvel universe version who murders Hawkeye's family, frames Captain America for it, helps an army of supervillains invade America, and murders Jarvis and mocks Tony's loss. Her death at Hawkeye's hands was incredibly deserved and satisfying.

  • The Hulk's abusive father who violently murdered his mother and then bullied him into not exposing his crime. While far from the only abusive father in Marvel, he took it farther than most by murdering Bruce's mother brutally (and in front of him). And while even this may not seem any worse than how, say, Norman Osborn has treated people over the years, it must be remembered that Brian never had Norman's superpowers or resources, nor for that matter has he appeared with anywhere near the same frequency, and so has had less opportunities to do evil.

    Also the iteration in the novelization of the awful 2003 Hulk movie.

  • Kidnaps people, tortures them, and sells the footage to the rich and corrupt for a profit. Of course, given his sheer sadism, one has to wonder if he'd do it for nothing. Hell, he even LOOKS like a monster with his devil-like appearance.

  • On Earth 717, where he's a corrupt Union Officer who lets his men rape, burn, and pillage, tries to kill Steve Rogers for defending Southern civilians, has Sam Wilson shot, and upon being turned into the WHITE Skull whilst in a Native American settlement, orders his men to kill everyone that's not them. Escaping Captain America, he forms a group MORE dangerous than the KKK (who on Earth 717 never exist), and they continue to cause crimes up to the present day.

  • A sadistic mass murderer who shows no remorse for killing his targets and even just people who get in his way. Also tortured Spider-Man during Dark Reign with relish and murdered the Sentry's girlfriend (also with relish). The MAX and 2003 Daredevil Movie versions are also Complete Monsters.

  • Cancerverse version, in contrast to the heroic and noble mainstream version. To wit, he destroyed Death in his universe, slaughtered the Nova Corps to the last, enslaved all life in his universe along with the Eldritch abominations he attracted to his universe, and plans to enslave more universes still.

  • Committed mutant genocide when she destroyed Genosha and in the process got a bodycount numbering in the millions.

  • Just to drive this home, this guy was serving ELEVEN consecutive life sentences for mass murder BEFORE getting a symbiote.

  • Infiltrates people's dreams to try and drive them to madness as a means of controlling them and turning them against Sleepwalker. And that's just for starters.

  • A truly disgusting one-shot villain who was running a child pornography ring, and having the children involved in it brutalized and raped regularly. He also attempts to personally murder one of said children when he refuses to shoot Punisher at the colonel's command. Suffice to say, it's people like this that remind you why some people root for the Punisher.

  • Nick Fury's psychotic, war-loving arch-nemesis in the MAX Marvel Universe. He tries to start a war between the US and the USSR just for the sake of having a war, and murders the man he manipulates into helping him before he can amend his mistake. The end result of Gagarin's scheming? 1,000 innocent people dead by US airstrike.

  • Though he starts out as a poor man's Punisher who loved his father, as an undead demon he's a pure evil psychopath who wants to turn New York into his private Hell Kingdom and torment heroes like Daredevil and Spider-Man for eternity.

  • A human trafficker supervillain who upon getting superpowers similar/identical to those of The Spot, only ramps up his depravity and showcases a shocking capacity for it.

  • Among other things, kidnapped a boy who he then molded into his enforcer Jack O'Lantern, and also used his own sister (who he has an incestuous obsession with), as a hostage and leverage to get Eddie Brock Venom to do his bidding.

  • A member of the Ku Klux Klan who helps his world's Doctor Octopus by kidnapping African Americans and giving them to Otto to experiment on. On top of that, he also brutally cuts up and mutilates Felicia Hardy's face when he realizes she's helping Spider-Man. Sufficiently detestable that when Doctor Octopus turns on him, a disgusted Spider-Man just lets him die.

  • Alongside his father, Cristu was a human trafficker, and actually suggested the idea to his father when they were both acting as mercenary accomplices to the genocidal Serbs during the Yugoslavia war. While he disapproved of his father's bloodlust and madness, it was not because he had a conscience. Rather, it was simply because he was interested in profit, and saw his father as a threat to said profit. And so, he tried to have his own father killed.

  • In the 90s X-Men cartoon

  • In contrast to the lovable regular Beast. Think Mr. Sinister in Beast's body. And in fact, Dark Beast and Mr. Sinister actively work together in the AoA reality.

  • Can't say anything about the comic book version, but he's definitely this in the Blade Movie. Sadistic, murderous psycho who sees humans as nothing but food, tortured and killed a rival vampire, threw a young girl in front of a truck, turned Blade's mother into a monster, all that stuff...

  • Though normally a lovable (if not also completely insane and mildly psychotic) goofball, in the Ultimate Marvel universe he's a sadist who hunts and kills mutants on live TV...for being mutants. There's also the version from "Deadpool kills the Marvel Universe" and the sequels to that story.

  • Count Otto von Doom from Marvel 1602 and the version of Doom from the novelizations of those crappy FF movies from 2000s, each lose all of the sympathetic and honorable qualities of 616 Doom in favor of giving us a much more shallow, pure evil nemesis.

  • In both Spider-Man Noir and the Spider-Man novel "Spider-Man: Global War", where the normally very tragic and sympathetic Anti-Villain gets turned into (respectively), a racist Nazi who kidnaps and performs unethical experiments on African Americans because he hates them that much, and a guy who tries to orchestrate a nuclear war between Latveria and the rest of the world so that, when the dust settles, he can emerge as the planet's "savior", and lead the broken remnants as ruler of the planet.

  • Keeps souls stuck in their own decaying bodies long after they're supposed to pass on, heedless to said soul's suffering. And does it all really just for profit and self-gain.

  • One of many violent anti-Mutants who, like the Purifiers, prefers to target Mutant children who are too weak to fight back. Only time he's ever engaged the X-Men in anything resembling a fair fight is when he's got a lot of people helping him. So, he's not just a racist, elitist jerk, he's also a coward who goes after children instead of adults.

    In addition, the ostensibly affable movie version seen in "Logan" initially appears like an odd sort of fanboy of Wolverine who loves the thought of fighting a bona fide Superhero...but then, it comes to light just how sadistic and brutal he really is.

  • Wants to destroy and then remake the universe in his image, namely as an endless torture camp dedicated to the "glory" of himself. He's also tried to wipe out human life a couple times now. The "Marvel Disk Wars" version also qualifies.

  • The sadistic and bloodthirsty Red Room Assassin and Peggy Carter's arch-enemy. Lacking any sympathetic reason for becoming a Red Room operative (and nothing to indicate she was even necessarily forced into it), Dottie took to her training with a fanatical zeal even as a child, snapping the neck of one her sparring partners even after said sparring partner had earlier showed her kindness. And Dottie snapped her neck anyway without any remorse. As an adult, she still enjoys killing, murdering several people over the course of Agent Carter's first season, including hitting a movie theater full of innocent people with a gas that makes said people violent and drives them to brutally kill each-other with their bare hands. As if that wasn't enough, she also actively helps Dr. Johann Fennhoff in his plan to inflict the same terrible weapon on ALL OF NEW YORK CITY. And unlike him, she has no sympathetic backstory, no dead brother to grieve, no nothing. Just a sadistic, faux affably evil sociopath who enjoys the violence.

    Even her obsession with Peggy Carter is more just a sadistic interest rather than genuine respect or concern for her, no different than Joker's obsession with Batman. Similarly, her helping Peggy Carter in Season 2 was motivated purely by self-interest. Peggy herself outright acknowledges that Dottie is "despicable".

  • The MCU version, who creates AIM, tests the Extremesis virus on people despite the harmful (and fatal) side-effects, and goes to EXTREME lengths to spite Tony Stark JUST because the guy pulled a mean joke on him once (which does not count as a sympathetic backstory). And he threatened the lives of a plane full of innocent people, let's not forget that.

  • The absolutely sadistic doctor who oversaw X-23's transformation into a living weapon, subjected her to radiation exposure that was far higher than necessary, threatened to kill a woman he had been having an affair with when she threatened to expose him as the father of her child, had X-23 conditioned via torture to kill everyone around her every time she smelled a "trigger scent", and tried to use X-23 to kill the family of Doctor Martin Sutter. Really, after all of that, not even his Freudian Excuse saves him in the end.

    Also, his X-Men Movie version fits this too, and once again his Freudian Excuse does not save him.

  • MCU version, who is fused with J'son and is far worse than either one in the comics. Though initially appearing a sympathetic absentee father who wants to make up for lost time with his son, in reality he was just using him as part of a cuckoo plan to spread his essence throughout the universe and kill basically everyone in it. And, the previous children he sired with women before Quill, he killed them and tossed their remains into an ever-increasing bone pile when they failed to serve his purposes. Though he did have it in him to love another person (Peter's mother) and did for a time, he ultimately decided to reject it in favor of being wholly evil, and even went so far as to kill the one person he had ever loved. And by putting a cancerous brain tumor in her head too. Yeah. Much worse than 616 Ego and J'son.

  • The Spider-Man: Reign version, who is known as "Edward Saks" rather than Eddie Brock. He's the real power behind the fascist regime that oppresses New York City and therefore responsible for most of the bad things that happen in the story. A far cry from the normally sympathetic Anti-Hero/Anti-Villain that Eddie is in 616.

    Also the version seen in the PS2 version of Spider-Man: WoS called Spider-Man: Web of Shadows Amazing Allies, who has no sympathetic reason for hating Spider-Man or starting up a symbiote infestation of New York City, not to mention abusing his own symbiote with the Jackal to make it more powerful, and forcefully turning other people into symbiote hosts against their will.

  • Robbie Reyes Ghost Rider's pure evil uncle who actively tries to corrupt Reyes for his own twisted ends. Even before becoming an undead demonic fiend, he was a sadistic, devil-worshipping mafia hitman who was so awful his own boss had him killed out of disgust.

  • In the Anime film "Iron Man: Rise of the Technovore", where HE is the pure evil member of the Stane family and not his father. He massacres a room full of scientists, slaughters SHIELD personnel on a Tricarrier, and ultimately plans to wipe out all of humanity and remake the Earth and remake it in his own, self-centered image.

  • Not the Marvel Zombies version actually, but the 616 version is.

  • Mob boss, cult leader, serial killer, and Punisher 2099's most evil foe. Like Gorgon in 616, he turns women into statues to keep as living trophies, and he also tries to "clear out" slums full of poor people so he can build up condos for his tycoon business. He also works with Alchemax by giving them poor people to perform unethical experiments on, and kills Punisher's girlfriend.

  • In "Old Man Logan" where he tricks Wolverine into killing all of the X-Men by making him think they're supervillains attacking the X-Mansion. A far cry from the very tragic villain he is in 616.

  • A sadistic, murderous drug dealer who sexually abused his own brother when they were young, tries to rape Black Cat after subduing her by teleporting his trademark drug into her body, and just a bastard who loves having power over other people. Little wonder Black Cat wanted to kill him, or that his long-abused brother finally DID kill him.

  • Let's see...profiting from the Great Depression? Check. Crime boss and pedophile? Check. Demon-worshipping maniac who murders numerous innocents (including an entire town's population) to empower said demon? Check. Tries to sacrifice a bunch of children to empower his boss again and then murders one of his own men for objecting to this plan? Check.

    Also an unrelated character by the same alias in the 1970s Hulk novel "Cry of the Beast", who is essentially your prototypical pure evil African warlord, committing atrocities that feel all-too real despite taking place in the Marvel Universe.

  • While a standard-fare villain for most of his arc, what catapults Kreigkopf into Complete Monster territory is his planning to nuke Brussels.

  • The version seen in a Hulk video game that is meant to be part of the MCU but is also Non-Canon. So, in essence, an MU based off the MCU. Within the context of this "based off of MCU Marvel universe", Talbot is depicted as being so hellbent on capturing Hulk for his own personal glory that he uses a Hulkbuster armor that is gamma powered so that, when he slaughters innocent civilians, he can make it seem like Hulk is to blame. He also lusts after Betty Ross and kidnaps her at one point, and consistently shows a profound disregard for the very innocent lives he's supposed to be protecting. In all, it is he, not Hulk, who is the out-of-control, dangerous monster.

  • True to his name he's fond of turning people to stone, primarily women. He also killed his own family as part of his initiation into the Hand, and temporarily turned Wolverine into a brutal and psychotic enforcer for Hydra via brainwashing. And while under said brainwashing, Wolverine killed a teenage superhero (Hornet II).

  • In the 90s X-Men cartoon

  • One of many grotesque characters to come from Garth Ennis, only this one's a Thor villain instead of a Punisher villain. That said, his actions of slaughtering a village of it's inhabitants (and raping the women first), is not entirely unbelievable or unrealistic given the time and place.

  • For all his being a one-time villain, he was still the most evil one in Luke Cage's Rogue's Gallery (such as that is). He kidnaps the scientist who gave Luke Cage his powers, kidnaps homeless people without families to perform experiments on in a prison that's run like a concentration camp, employs fellow Complete Monster Nitro without regard for the civilian deaths he will almost assuredly cause, and allowed a man to poison the water supply because he knew that it would distract Luke Cage (and everyone else), and buy him time to escape.

  • Not in any official Marvel publication (yet), but his alter-ego "New Goblin" is one in a Spider-Man fan-fiction trilogy found here:

    https://www.fanfiction.net/u/2680834/AzureSpider

    To wit, he tries to murder Spider-Man's loved ones to get to him repeatedly, abuses his own minions when they fail or displease him, pretends to team up with Hydra only to betray them and kill their leaders when they attack the White House together so that he can make himself look like a hero who "saved the president". He then discreetly takes over Hydra to use them for his own ends and publicly forms the Dark Avengers, who are a collection of various villains disguised as heroes. From there, he orchestrates the destruction of Stamford using Sentry's dark alter-ego "The Void" so he can put forward the Superhuman Registration Act (which will give him and his Dark Avengers an excuse to hunt down Superheroes who might stand in the way of his goals), gleefully manipulates the Sentry into embracing his inner darkness, exposes Spider-Man's secret identity and tries to have him killed in a way that endangers civilians, and unleashes an army of Lizard monsters and artificially grown Symbiotes on New York City to cause chaos and destruction with which to distract the Superheroes and keep them from following him and his Dark Avengers and Hydra forces to Asgard. Once in Asgard, he promptly turns on his "ally" Loki and plots to steal all the secrets and weapons of Asgard for himself. Oh, and did I mention that he murders his own son from the future too? Unlike the real Harry Osborn, who is tragic and sympathetic, the New Goblin persona has none of the good inside Harry Osborn, and is just full-on evil.

  • An evil alien who tried to wipe out all life on Earth and before that was a Nazi, who dismissed the Axis Power's atrocities as "eccentric behavior". Also his animated movie counterpart, who leads the Chitauri in multiple attacks on Earth, still poses as a Nazi (and keeps the form even after WWII's end), murders Black Panther's father, gleefully murders some of Captain America's men in front of him before that, and seeks to bring the whole human species under heel from the looks of it.

  • Besides the alternate future version Maestro, there's also the Old Man Logan version, who is the patriarch of the sadistic and brutal Hulk Gang (a group that came about from him interbreeding with his own cousin She-Hulk). Said Hulk Gang is given free reign to essentially do whatever they wish, including bullying and extorting poor farmers trying to get by in a Post-Apocalyptic/Post-Superhero wasteland. Members of the Hulk Gang ultimately murder a retired Wolverine's wife and children purely because they were bored, and while Hulk did not explicitly order the act, he shows no remorse over it either when confronted with Wolverine's revenge killing spree against his family. In fact, he doesn't seem all that upset by his own family's deaths either, gleefully engaging Wolverine in battle with aplomb and trying to beat him by devouring him whole (which constitutes cannibalism). In all, this version of Hulk is every bit the monster the character has so long been accused of being.

  • You'd think his being the son of a REFORMED Dire Wraith means he'd turn out better. Nope. Instead, he MURDERED his own parents, and announces his intentions to take over the world and create more half-human/half-Dire Wraith hybrids like himself. He then tricked the X-Men into attacking Rom: Space Knight before planning to kill them all, and rape Kitty Pryde while he was at it. He then planned to rape the female members of the Brotherhood too. Finally, after suckering Avengers Academy into taking him in with open arms, he takes over and plans to suck the life-force dry out of the whole population, except for the females so he could (you guessed it), rape them.

  • In Avengers Assemble it is revealed that he destroyed his own planet for rejecting him and when the Avengers oppose him he not only tries to kill them, but he tries to outright murder an innocent child just for standing up to him. Yes, he claims to be well-intentioned, but it's clear based on his above actions that he's just a petty, genocidal hypocrite. And his crimes only continue after his fellow Squadron Supreme members show up.

  • In a Marvel Universe that embraces the "dystopia future" premise, Herod still stands out as the most vile of all of 2099's many, many corrupt leaders and authority figures. Why? Because he plans to take over the corporate conglomerates that have already been running Earth into the ground, strip the Earth bare of it's remaining resources and retreat to the safety of Mars while Earth becomes a husk, destroys Doom's floating city, and wipes out everyone in Latveria (while also showing Doom the footage purely for the sake of being extra cruel). And did I mention he also tries to kill off most of the world's superheroes? Even the other corrupt corporate leaders find this guy deranged.

  • Performed unethical and torturous experiments on children/teens repeatedly, stuffed and mounted in his office a CIA agent who died trying to kill him, held children and teens at his sadistic correctional facilities indefinitely over even the slightest "offense", had killed any who attempted to escape, and used as living weapons those aforementioned teens he'd experimented on, who had to be killed (and were also by then little more than walking corpses hooked up to machinery).

  • In "Iron Man: Armored Adventures", where he's a far cry from both the standard-fare bad guy in 616 and the comedic buffoon in the MCU.

  • Believe it or not, one of the dumbest Marvel villains of all time becomes this in a 1970s Manga reimagining of Spider-Man's world, as a pure evil former professional wrestler who endangered the lives of innocent people via container of contagion just for the chance of fighting and beating Spider-Man, and then afterwards tries to throw it into a crowd of civilians anyway just to be a sadistic prick.

  • In Marvel 1602, where he embarks on a campaign to have all Mutants in his kingdom burned at the stake for the usual religious fanatic/xenophobia reasons, also having Jewish people burned at the stake too because of course he's an Anti-Semite as well as an Anti-Mutant, and tries to burn Magneto and his two children at the stake as well when it's discovered that they are also Mutants and were only burning the ones they couldn't pass off as humans. He ALSO has Doctor Strange beheaded and enjoys the execution as a spectacle, even putting Stephen's head on a pike afterwards to add insult to fatal injury. For a non-superpowered villain who only really showed up once and had only early 17th Century resources, he manages to stand out as the most evil villain in his particular Marvel Universe (even worse than that MU's Norman Osborn!)

  • The MAX version, who is even more brutal and sadistic than his 616, Ultimate, and especially MCU counterparts and also lacking the sympathetic qualities and traits of both. No sophisticated Affably Evil crime boss here.

    Also his counterpart in the What If...? story that places Daredevil in Feudal Japan, where he is still Daredevil's nemesis but now without any sympathetic qualities at all; instead, he has Daredevil blinded as an infant to force his father to work for him, makes said father blow up an American ship, kills Elektra's parents and keeps her as an assassin/sex-slave, and ultimately kills Daredevil's father too once he outlives his usefulness.

  • In an animated Black Panther mini-series.

  • His MCU counterpart, of the standard "unethical, sadistic, and pure evil Nazi scientist" bent. Ironically, despite NOT being a costumed supervillain like he is in 616, he is ultimately more evil than that more fantastical version of the character.

  • In the novel "Fantastic Four: To Free Atlantis". Aptly described by Namor as "a fierce and bloody minded savage", he enjoys decapitations, executions, and wants to wipe out all of humanity much like the DCAU version of Orm (also a Complete Monster).

  • As Venom 2099, where he was a sadistic psychopath who as a child was guilty of extreme physical bullying and attempted rape and as an adult had an MO of murdering entire families with only one survivor. As Scorpion 2099 however he's a more tragic villain.

  • An absolutely disgusting and depraved maniac whose fond of rape and goes along with the Celestial's efforts to wipe out entire species. So bad that his fellow Eternals by and large hate him and treat him with disgust and revulsion.

  • The Marvel Disk Wars version loses all of the sympathetic and tragic qualities of his 616, MCU, and other iterations. As usual, he tries to take Asgard for himself, but after failing, he organizes a supervillain rampage on an entire city to serve as a distraction while he then traps much of the world's superpowered population inside DISKs, small devices that he intends to use to steal the abilities of those trapped within. Given that he's the main villain of the series (at least initially), most of the bad things that happen can be traced back to him. And again, what sympathetic qualities he has elsewhere are not present with this version.

  • The movie version, who at first seems like a pretty par-for-the-course kind of villain: jerk, racist against Mutants, mean to his daughter, etc. But what pushes him into this, is that he tries to kill his own daughter just so he can inherit the family company. And when Wolverine (disgusted by Shingen's being willing to murder his own daughter for self-gain), decides to spare him anyway, Shingen repays that by trying to attack him again from behind.

  • In the novel "And Call my Killer...MODOK!", where he's much more evil than his 616 version and without any of the sympathetic or tragic qualities of that iteration. He murders everyone in AIM who don't swear fealty to him, attacks civilian populated areas with reckless abandon, and his favorite past-time is torture, with him particularly enjoying stretching out a victim's pain and suffering for as long as he can. And he will torture his victims by making them face simulations of their worst fears until their minds snap, and does this to both innocents and those of his men who fail him.

  • Evil Hulk from an alternate future who rules it with an iron fist and killed all other superheroes. Granted, he does try to invoke a sympathetic backstory, but it ultimately rings hollow in the face of what he's turned into.

  • Ultimate Marvel version, who flooded New York City and killed scores of people (including most of the X-Men), views humans as insects that need to be exterminated (reminiscent of Apocalypse and the Nazis both), breaks his son's legs for questioning him, and was also responsible for crippling Charles Xavier when the latter realized he was crazy. Even his normally sympathetic backstory of being a Holocaust survivor does not apply here, as Ultimate Magneto was raised in America, and never experienced the Holocaust.

  • So vile that even his fellow Dark Elves hate him. Oh, and he's a cannibal. In addition, the Omnicidal Maniac version from the MCU also fits this, as does the version from the non-canon Thor video game.

  • Millions of universes have apparently been wiped out by this guy, and true to his name, he is dedicated to killing as many things as possible. He especially loves stretching out the deaths of heroes.

  • The X-Men Anime version, who, true to his name, is the "mastermind" behind virtually every bad thing that happens in the series.

  • Quite obviously

  • Though when first met he's very innocent and optimistic, after spending too much time with the Hulk he became evil. After the Hulk becomes the new king of Skarr, Miek sabotages the rocket that brought the Hulk to Skarr, killing a huge number of people (including Hulk's pregnant wife) just because he likes violent angry Hulk better. Then, after revealing this to Hulk he tries to kill Rick Jones.

  • There have been several Daredevil villains to use the alias "Mr. Fear", but this one is the nastiest of them all, between his depraved drug dealing, murders and attempted murders, and also acts of rape.

  • Marvel's resident mad scientist and expert in unethical experiments. Is also sometimes shown to be in cahoots with Apocalypse, including in the Age of Apocalypse reality.

  • An utterly deranged serial killer who steadily drains the blood of 100 people over time, murders several Inhumans, and plans to torture several innocents to death, plus gouging out the eyes of Daredevil's then-sidekick. And he did all of that in just a few comic book issues. There's also what's in his lair...

  • Suffice to say, that he's been murdering people since the age of 8, and his first victims were his own parents and sister, all to frame his uncle at his aunt's behest. And then he murdered her too. So vile that even the Mafia shunned him.

  • In the Avengers Assemble cartoon. Why they felt the need to make this particular hero a Complete Monster is beyond me, but he is one non-the-less, being a surprisingly dark and ruthless villain for such a juvenile kid show. Ultimately, his thoughts on his own teammates sums it up:

    "They were tools"

  • Destroyed Stamford, killing 612 innocent people (60 of whom were children), an act that touched off the Superhero Civil War and Registration Act nonsense. And even before that, he was prone to killing innocent people during his acts of mercenary work for other villains, and he also tried to rape Dakota North at one point, which horrified even another villain he was with.

  • Typically portrayed as one, being an abusive and uncaring parent to Harry Osborn and also a sadistic mass murderer, not to mention making Mary Jane give birth to a stillborn baby. In Dark Reign he puts together a twisted crew of psychos, helps drive Sentry off the deep end, and tortures Spider-Man at one point.

    Also the Spectacular Spider-Man cartoon version, who is responsible for creating the majority of the supervillains in the show, blackmails Molten Man into fighting for him, endangers an entire building full of innocent people in his debut as the Green Goblin, and showing no real love for his son at all.

    Finally, while the 2002 Spider-Man movie version of Norman is actually more of a tragic and sympathetic figure, the Green Goblin alter-ego is as sadistic and pure evil as he is elsewhere; he murders an entire bunker full of military personnel, gleefully murders members of the Oscorp Board of Directors, regularly endangers Mary Jane's life, traumatizes Aunt May to spite Spider-Man, and puts Spider-Man into what he outright calls "the sadistic choice" of choosing between saving Mary Jane, and saving a cable-car full of children. When Spider-Man tries to save both, Goblin goes out of his way to sabotage his efforts, before finally threatening to kill Mary Jane "nice and slow".

  • When his father killed himself playing Russian Roulette, rather than be devastated by it, Obadiah Stane instead decided that his father was a fool who left too much to chance and thus "deserved" death. He also believed that life was a game to be won no matter the cost, and so went out of his way to destroy Tony Stark's life, and also tried to kill a baby at one point. Yeah.

  • Just to drive this home, the man slaughtered an entire town of people BECAUSE HE WAS BORED ONE DAY. And that was BEFORE becoming a supervillain. His Complete Monster status extends to his portrayal in the 90s X-Men cartoon.

  • When his world's Sersi left him he deliberately drove her mad to the point that she destroyed his world. Proctor then set about killing every other version of Sersi in the Marvel multiverse, completely heedless to the consequences. All because he got dumped.

  • 616 and MCU versions, both of whom are serial rapists, and with the latter one especially having a boatload of other sick, disgusting, and perverse crimes to his name as well, including being a self-made orphan. Not that the 616 version is at all lacking in atrocities, however. Really, they're both pure evil.

  • A sociopathic, crooked CIA operative who actually HELPS terrorist acts be committed, rather than try to stop them. He also kicked his wife out of a helicopter to safeguard a heroin shipment, leaving her to be raped repeatedly by Taliban. Far from being broken up about this, he actually mocked her suffering when she confronted him again years later.