We took 64 of the meanest and nastiest movie villains ever created and brought them together for a no holds-barred tournament, to find out who is the evilest villain of all times. For rules and details about the selection process click here.
The top 16 weren’t so sweet to Jason Voorhees as he was dumped out of the tournament by the Skirt, Catherine Tramell. So finally we are down to the top 8 most vile human beings and otherwise that have ever walked the planet in a fictional reality. And we can only pray that none of the final four will ever make it to our reality. So who are the final four?
(1) Joker – the Dark Knight
(7) General Thade – Planet of the Apes
Battle: General Thade may have terrorized an entire race, but he was organized. He was controlled. He had purpose. And even worse (as far as being evil goes) he still cared about his own people. Joker couldn’t care less about his own people, including the gangsters. He killed them whenever the mode struck him. No one was safe from the Joker’s wrath. Sometimes not even the Joker.
(1) Freddy Krueger – A Nightmare on Elm Street
(3) Catherine Tramell – Basic Instinct
Battle: On paper it’s Freddy by a mile, but if you look closer he can easily be picked apart. First of all the guy can only attack children (and I don’t believe it’s ever truly defined when you stop being a “child” Freddy can attack). So his victim pool is limited. He is also stuck in the dream world. I know everyone has to sleep, but there is no reason to be terrified of him while you’re awake. He also seems to limit himself to the kids on Elm Street, so if you are smart enough to stay away, he’ll never know you exist. Catherine Tramell is an international killer. She is also the type to kill people just to amuse herself, while Freddy was purely revenge motivated. However, Tramell is not without fault. She is evil, but doesn’t she always seem to go after people who somewhat deserve it? She’s never really gotten to someone with a strong will or mind. They wouldn’t fall for her tricks, and if you don’t play her game, she can’t really kill you.
Okay, this one has gone into overtime. And in overtime I have to go with my gut. My gut says that Freddy Krueger was a meaner son-of-a-b****, but who was eviler?…more evil? Whatever…I know I’m stalling…uhh…coin flip…no I didn’t actually flip a coin…
Winner: Freddy Krueger
(3) Damien – The Omen
(9) Castor Troy – Face/Off
Battle: Castor Troy is defined as a terrorist, but the devil has and always will be the king of terrorism. Damien as you know, is the devil’s son. But this matchup really boils down to their resumes. Damien’s objective was to destroy the world that God made. To end it all. Castor Troy’s objective was to just blow up a few major cities. Kill a bunch of people here and there, but he really had no intentions of killing himself. He was too vain for that. Damien would’ve gladly killed himself to reach his destiny. Neither of them actually succeeded. Damien’s aim was a little bit higher.
(2) Terminator – Terminator
(12) Gordon Gekko – Wall Street
Battle: Terminator were created to destroy the human race. Gordon Gekko was created to destroy human finances. Gordon was merciless. He would steal from his own grandmother to make a profit. He’d take your house, your life saving, your kids college education and buy a yacht then name it after your family and sail it by the cardboard box you now live in. He was cold as a…well…robot. But there was one catch. He didn’t really have the stones to kill anybody and while we as a society worship money, it’s not completely vital to life. You heartbeat is however. And the Terminator was eager to take that from you. The clock strikes 12 on the Cinderella coach that is Gekko.