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Akainu (One Piece)
Hisoka (Hunter X Hunter)
Johan Liebert (Monster)
Light Yagami (Death Note)
A really badass villain doesn't care about goals, but self-enjoyment. Light wanted a better world or some shit like that. It was still altruistic. I see him as the same as Aikanu...a boring chapter, completely predictable.
And no one has better facial expressions than Hisoka.
As for villains, Bakune Young and that mutant thing, I forgot his name from the works of Matsunaga are really good villains imo, really drive the story around as well and they are not beaten in a lame way, Aizen has been giving villains a bad name all too much, but imo he is a good one.
IMO, Lelouch is only a poor version of Kira. Plus, when we think about Code Geass, we are often talking about the anime (more than the manga).
Light is going to get my vote. No need to explain why. It's one of those characters, that you will never forget.
So killing random people for fun doesn't qualify for being a villain? Okay.
And these are manga awards. Anime awards is separate thing. Unless they merged without my knowledge
And I agree that Lelouch is just a rip-off, a good rip-off but I prefer the original.
Hisoka is the greatest of the bunch, imo, it's a battle between demons and the grim reaper himself. The others are driven by moral, ideals and goals, Hisoka has knowledge of such things, but has no use of them except for challenging himself. He's not a nihilist as the great Joker, he's more like a bored God watching down on puny creatures searching for that special one worth of his attention and power.
Yes, the others just have values & a goal. Akainu believe in absolute justice: order & perish the weak, Tobi want to create a new world, Kira want to get rid of criminality by introducting fear & even Johann have a goal ...But that hisoka just want to have some fun: Bad or good ... Hisoka just doesn't care. This is a man who is getting sexually aroused when thinking about playing/killing toys. He doesn't kill for a reason ... He kill people because killing people is fun. THAT'S A REAL VILLAIN.
Hisoka is a villain who knows he is a villain & just love it. He is completely unpredictable, strong & a sociopath. The only reason Gon & Killua are alive is because Hisoka want a greater fun than the one they can provide at their current level.
Akainu is respecting orders, He is just a puppet ... Hisoka is a puppeteer.
Akainu will be forgotten in 4-5 years & Hisoka will enter manga history as one of the greatest characters created.
He is to shounen what Joker is to comics: an immortal.
Last edited by zelllogan; January 17, 2012 at 04:11 PM.
That's why He's more awesome than the pussies you're voting (plural and not talking directly to you :P)
And I completely agree about the Joker comparison. He's not THAT good yet, but it's on the good path. And let's be honest: Joker stole all the Batman series by being simply awesome and a sociopath. Best character of DC out of Vertigo characters.
lol Different opinions I guess. Its always been in my head that unless you do something to the protag that you aren't really a villain in my eyes. An evil dude for sure, but not the main focus so to say.
IMHO, Johann Liebert not only is the best villain amongst the nominees, he is THE villain. He is a manipulative and charismatic bastard with a cold, calculating mind, who doesn't feel a thing for other human beings. Although Hisoka isn't far behind, but maybe not for the same reasons.