|“||Humanity has failed as a species. You have accomplished much with your limited capacity, but ultimately you were too greedy and too frail to ever last in the environment you have created.||„|
Misanthropes are characters who have a hatred for humanity. There may be a reason behind it or they might just hate humanity in general.
Villains that have a serious hatred for humanity or the nearest equivalent in their respective setting, and may even be genocidal in that regard - Misanthropy can lead villains into committing terrible crimes as they no longer have compassion towards their fellow man (in fact, such villains often despise their fellow man).
Many human villains themselves (such as primate humans, cavemen or modern day humans), may also be misanthropic or "self-hating humans" as they view their species as mentally stupid, inferior, irredeemably flawed or worthless.
Many non-human villains (such as aliens, robots, animals, plants, humanoids, monsters, etc.) may also be misanthropic, as they view humans as mentally stupid, inferior, irredeemably flawed, worthless, or even oppressive.
The origin of the word "misanthropy" is from the Greek words μῖσος (misos, "hatred") and ἄνθρωπος (anthrōpos, "man, human"). The condition is often confused with asociality.
|“||Good evening, Dr Vesalius. (I have come for my son.) He will die at midnight. (If you must take a life, take mine.) I will have killed nine times in my life, Dr Vesalius. How many murders can be attributed to you? (None. I did not kill your wife.) No? (I tried to save her.) With a knife in your hand? Doctor, I have no faith in your profession. I was told after my crash that I would never speak again. The doctors were, of course, wrong. For, as you see and can hear, I have used my knowledge of music and acoustics to re-create my voice. (You don't have to remind me of your ingenuity, Dr Phibes. Where, where is my son?) May I give you one final reminder, Dr Vesalius? You will see your son under circumstances which may bring back memories to you. (What is it you want?) The skill of your hands, Doctor. I am giving your son the same chance that my wife had. You need not be alarmed. He has already been anaesthetised. (Your wife, no, Phibes. But you I will kill.) But you can't, Doctor. I am already dead. Your son needs you.||„|
|~ Dr. Phibes to Dr. Versalius on his hatred to him and the doctors who killed his wife and responsible for his disfiguration.|
|“||"This is what happens when you dummies try to think! WE'RE ALL JUST TRASH, WAITING TO BE THROWN AWAY! THAT'S ALL A TOY IS!'||„|
|~ Lotso revealing his true hatred for all toys - also a form of Nihilism.|