Here is everything you need to know about the 5 cruelest anime villains, ranked.
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Hidan Uses Voodoo Jutsu (Naruto)
Hidan is one of the nastiest members of the Akatsuki organization. He is also a part of the Jashin cult, which granted him true immortality and some unique Jutsu to use in battle. Hidan takes great pleasure in maiming himself to deal with equal wounds to his opponents.
Toying with them and scaring them with threats of their impending doom. He slew Asuma Sarutobi this way and almost claimed several more victims until Shikamaru Nara finally ended his rampage for good.
Demon Lord Clayman Is A Dark Puppetmaster (That Time I Got Reincarnated As A Slime)
Demon Lord Clayman is a sharp dresser, but the compliments stop there. Clayman is almost cartoonishly evil and cruel as an Isekai villain. There was no chance for him to get redeemed or make peace with Rimuru Tempest.
Clayman is the puppetmaster type, viewing all of his minions as disposable puppets and tools to throw at his enemies. That’s pretty cruel already, but he might also force his minions to mutate or destroy themselves for extra power. He also smacked Milim around a bit while she was apparently under his control.
Szayelapporo Grantz Treats Torture Like A Game (Bleach)
The 8th Espada, Szayelaporro Grantz, may not be the most powerful of Aizen’s minions. But he is certainly the cruelest of them all. He is a brutal scientist and weapons developer who thinks everyone is fair game for experimentation and exploitation.
In battle, Szayelaporro will use his released form’s powers to capture his foes and slowly kill them from the inside with a voodoo doll. He made sure to torture Renji and Uryu to the brink of death. That’s just messed up, and he thought it was great fun, too.
Cioccolata Drove His Patients Over The Edge (JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure)
Years ago, Cioccolata was a surgeon, but the Hippocratic Oath meant nothing to him. He became a twisted sadist who regularly drove his elderly patients to the brink with cruel words and psychological attacks. Pushing his poor victims to take their own lives in despair.
That’s simply horrifying, and Cioccolata still wasn’t done. He later became a Stand user and used his deadly Stand, Green Day, to spread mold and claim many lives while fighting Giorno’s group. Potentially, he could have killed even more bystanders if he hadn’t been stopped.
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Donquixote Doflamingo Is A Sadistic Tyrant (One Piece)
One Piece has featured many brutal and twisted villains, ranging from “saw-tooth” Arlong to Gecko Moria to Captain Blackbeard. None of them are as cruel and monstrous as the colorful blond Doflamingo, though. The full extent of his crimes was made clear in the New World phase of the story.
First, Doflamingo demonstrated his cruelty by laughing at the bloody violence of the Marineford war. Then, the story unveiled Doflamingo’s role as Dressrosa’s tyrannical leader. He thinks violence, pain, and death make for a good show, but Luffy strongly disagrees.