|“||His eyes, unfathomably empty, devoid of all compassion, all humanity... No one has eyes like that... no one!||„|
|~ Captain America, on Red Skull.|
|“||I met him fifteen years ago. I was told there was nothing left. No reason, no conscience, no understanding; even the most rudimentary sense of life or death, good or evil, right or wrong. I met this six-year-old child, with this blank, pale, emotionless face, and the blackest eyes... the Devil's eyes. I spent eight years trying to reach him, and then another seven trying to keep him locked up because I realized that what was living behind that boy's eyes was purely and simply... evil.||„|
|~ Dr. Sam Loomis describing his evil patient Michael Myers.|
Complete Monsters (also known as Devils in Person and Pure Evil) are the most evil and worst type of villains, the wrongdeors who are pure evil. And for this kind of villains, doing evil for them is as natural as breathing. These evildoers must have no redeemable qualities, commit atrocious actions and show no regret for their crimes, and commit actions that are extremely unforgivable. Most, but not all monsters cross Moral Event Horizon as they do atrocious acts. If these primary monsters do not die or get killed by protagonists in the end of the story or novel or series, it can lead to sad or bad ending. However, some of these monsters can lead to downfall as Damned Souls after they die or are defeated by heroes. They are the direct opposite of Pure of Heart as heroes are incorruptible.
Who are they and what they act so horrible than other villains?
This type of villains is the last step from any imaginable bound. This type of character are brutal, cruel, gruesome, and vile to the point they are irredeemable. Indeed many of this kind of characters act with a Freudian excuse that since they have the power to wreak havoc against humanity and smitten fire and brimstone against God and Satan in Biblical tradition. They are truly irredeemable, as Complete Monsters are that type of villain that you cannot can reason, instead you need to stay away from them or simply destroy them for good.
Many of this villains fits in category called Masters of Horrors due to they are free from compassion, love and any shred of humanity. But a Complete Monster is not necessarily a Master of Horrors, as Master of Horrors in general are far more horrifying than typical Complete Monsters. In fact, some fictions that featured both a Complete Monster and a Masters of Horrors often shows that Masters of Horrors usually pose greater threat than standard Complete Monsters that when comparing his deep they crossed MEH, Masters of Horrors usually beats Complete Monsters in terms of how deep they crossed.
But regardless, in terms of whether they had redeeming qualities or not, true Complete Monsters usually irredeemable. Some fictions that featured Complete Monsters in their stories may tested these characters whether they still had a shred of redeeming qualities or not by creating circumstances where these Complete Monsters brainwashed/possessed to the good side with side effect in form of them losing memories of their past as evil person(E.g. Darth Reva, Professor Pericles, Darkroom). The true test began when they finally discovered their past identity as villains by uncovering their lost memories or belongings that they possesses when still evil, or both. Only true Complete Monsters that immediately returned to the dark path on a whim while the ones that had redeeming qualities would greatly depressed with their dark past and would try the best to redeeming themselves (more than often that these people had to use new identity for sake of people they used to antagonized as using their old identity will brought bad memories of their past self).
Some of this characters may started as either good guys, heroes, or minor characters whom ultimately turned to the dark side and ultimately went to the path that they can never return.
Requirements for a villain to be a Complete Monster:
The following list is who a complete monster is mostly showed up:
- They commit acts that are atrocious by the standards of the story, and have crossed the Moral Event Horizon. Villains who have only crossed the MEH once usually do not qualify, although rare examples such as Grand Moff Tarkin and Steele exist if the line they cross is heinous enough.
- They are taken seriously, causing fear, revulsion and hatred from other characters in the story. Therefore, villains that fall under Comic Relief can never qualify.
- They are never presented in a positive way.
- They can never feel love for others. If they claim to have love for anyone, that "love" would merely be either perversion, possessiveness or obsession.
- They are completely beyond redemption and absolutely nothing justifies their heinous crimes.
- They display no sense of remorse towards those who they have hurt nor do they express any empathy for others as well.
- This character appears "Honorable", but this is always a hoax to kill the hero when they have the opportunity.
- The way of they kill their victims is always in most graphic and gruesome way, Even other villains see this carnage against innocent people they try to stay away from them.
- Should these characters subjected to possession/brainwashing to the good side that resulting them forgot their identity, they will only confirmed to be actual complete monsters had they immediately returned to their usual Complete Monster self on a whim upon regained their past identity as a villain.
Anti-Villains can never qualify seeing as to how you are meant to sympathize with an anti-villain, even if you do not approve of their methods. Also, just being a obviously evil character such as a serial killer does not automatically make the villain a Complete Monster unless they are particularly brutal in nature.
- Dracula (Dracula)
- Voldemort (Harry Potter franchise)
- Pennywise (It)
- Sauron (Middle-earth franchise)
- Morgoth (Middle-earth franchise)
- Nyarlathotep (H.P. Lovecraft)
- Palpatine (Star Wars franchise)
- King Ghidorah (Godzilla franchise)
- Drago Bludvist (How to Train Your Dragon 2)
- Judge Doom (Who Framed Roger Rabbit)
- Judge Claude Frollo (The Hunchback of Notre Dame )
- Scar (The Lion King )
- Thrax (Osmosis Jones)
- Freddy Krueger (A Nightmare on Elm Street franchise)
- Witch Queen (The Last Witch Hunter)
- Chucky (Child's Play franchise)
- Michael Myers (Halloween franchise)
- Mr. Barron (Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children)
- Captain America
- Dormammu (Dr. Strange)
- The Flash
- Green Lantern
- Darkseid (New Gods)
- Black Manta (Auqaman)
- Felix Faust (Justice League of America)
- Major Force (Captain Atom)
- Trigon the Terrible (Teen Titans)
- Martian Manhunter
- Junior (Secret Six)
- Anton Arcane (Swamp Thing)
- Harm (Young Justice)
- Doctor Psycho (Wonder Woman)
- Ragdoll (Starman)
- Peter Pan (Once Upon A Time)
- Super Mario Bros.
- Legend of Zelda
- Ridley (Metroid)
- Hades (Kid Icarus)
- Andross (Star Fox)
- Fire Emblem
- Mega Man
- Sonic the Hedgehog
- Street Fighter
- Final Fantasy
- Loptr (Bayonetta)
- Ratchet & Clank
- Baron Praxis (Jak & Daxter)
- Mortal Kombat
- Ace Attorney
- Resident Evil
- Call of Duty
- Queen Myrrah (Gears of War franchise)
Anime and Manga
- Frieza (Dragon Ball franchise)
- Naraku (Inuyasha franchise)
- Dio Brando(JoJo's Bizzare Adventure)
- Wiseman (Sailor Moon R)
- Issac Peram Ray Westcott (Date A Live)
- Father (Fullmetal Alchemist franchise)
- Digimon franchise
- BIONICLE franchise
- Makuta Teridax
- The Shadowed One