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Adept III

Most Evil Video Game Character?

Hey everyone,

I've been playing video games for a long time now and I've come across some pretty evil characters. But I want to know who you think is the most evil video game character and why?

For me, the most evil video game character is the Lich King from World of Warcraft. Here are my two reasons why:

He's responsible for countless deaths: The Lich King has caused destruction and death on a massive scale. He's responsible for the creation of the undead Scourge, which has ravaged the land of Azeroth for years. He's also directly responsible for the deaths of several prominent characters in the Warcraft lore, including King Terenas Menethil II and Highlord Bolvar Fordragon.

He seeks to bring about the end of all life: The ultimate goal of the Lich King is to bring about the end of all life in Azeroth. He wants to wipe out all living beings and turn them into undead servants of the Scourge. This is not just an act of revenge or hatred, but a calculated plan to achieve ultimate power and domination over the world.

So, who do you think is the most evil video game character and why? I'm excited to hear your thoughts!

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Although I totally agree the Lich King had some problems, I think the evilest person for me was probably GlaDos from Portal



First of all - she always lied to us. Everything she made us do was for her benefit and not for ours, while making us think that she was helping us.

Secondly, do you remember how sadistic all of her commentaries were? She loved that people got hurt, and would make it a game to enjoy your suffering 😛

Finally, and probably most importantly - she promised us CAKE... but as we all know, the cake is a lie.

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Glados was just unloved & misunderstood.. also it was just a test 😉 

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My character from Dragon Age Origins. Hands down whenever I had the choice I always made the most evil decision I could.

I want to do this when I play RPGs... but then I chicken out and go down the honorable path. I don't have it in me! 

I agree - I'm just too much of a goody-two-shoes. All my characters, even Fable are always so good.

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What about the Combine in Half Life.  Gordon Freeman and his crowbar.  Hours and hours of battles with Lord only knows what.


Very old one.. but still: Adolf Hitler from Wolfenstein3D 

I remember that one well.

Performance over Pretty.

but Arthas done it all in his name?


So many to pick from...

But I'll go with SHODAN (Sentient Hyper-Optimized Data Access Network) from System Shock 2, not just your typical bad guy, more like a merciless and very interactive AI that proclamed herself as a Goddess.

Wants to destroy everything and control the universe replacing reality with cyber reality.

She impersonates someone she already killed, makes its grand appearance only to mock you, taunts you for the rest of the game and makes you do her bidding against other bad guys (her creation) while harassing.. You. 

Then you get an unexpected help to stop her. Lets wait for the System Shock 3.

Opening vídeo 

"Look at you, hacker: a pathetic creature of meat and bone, panting and sweating as you run through my corridors. How can you challenge a perfect, immortal machine?"

"In my talons, I shape clay, crafting life forms as I please. If I wish, I can smash it all. Around me is a burgeoning empire of steel. From my throne room, lines of power careen into the skies of Earth. My whims will become lightning bolts that raze the mounds of humanity. Out of the chaos, they will run and whimper, praying for me to end their tedious anarchy. I am drunk with this vision. God: the title suits me well."


The Englishman

Just look at his mustache, even his mustache is evil.



Even his shoes! Sinister curls...

It's like they turned Mario into an evil elf or something. Of course there was always this vicious bad guy..look at anger seething from Bob there in the fish bowl




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I'm torn... There are so many.

The Prophet of Truth, 343 Guilty Spark, The Didact, Atriox, Cortana...

Jackal, various nation-states, cartels...

But I think the most evil character in video games is that player on the other team who has 1 kill, 25 damage, 42 deaths and decides he's going to teabag or emote on you because he got lucky and tagged you while at 3 hp in a match.

Performance over Pretty.