I don't know if a thread like this exists but I'm curious and would love to know, who're your favourite villains in video games? Who do you think are super cool, super bad ass villains who you love to hate? For this list, try to think of villains who first emerged in a video game. I'll start with a few villains I like who I think are pretty cool. No particular order. The Illusive Man (Mass Effect series): "The Illusive Man" has got one of the most epic office views I've ever seen and he just looks like a complete bad ass with his cybernetic eyes and fancy suit. I like how the Illusive Man is such a dangerous character, not for his physical structure or anything, but because of the power he wields through Cerberus and how cunning and intelligent he is. He's also brilliantly voiced by Martin Sheen. I'm a self confessed Mass Effect fan boy so it shouldn't be a surprise that I've put the Illusive Man is here. Vergil (Devil May Cry 3): I like Vergil. I think he's really cool. I think what's interesting about him is how he is very similar to Dante but at the same time is quite the opposite. He's cool, he's confident, he's calm and he's quiet, the latter two qualities isn't exactly Dante. I also think his method of fighting (with that over sized katana) is pretty sweet too. He was also a lot of fun to play as in the Special Edition version of Devil May Cry 3, I found him much more enjoyable than Dante actually. Thanatos (Secret of Mana): This guy was really cool too. His tiny sprite (the one when you see him in the "cut scenes", as shown above) looks pretty evil and mysterious and that's exactly what I liked about him, he was mysterious, not much was known about him but it was known he wasn't to be messed with. I thought it was really cool that when you finally got to fight him, he would transform into that crazy looking thing, the "Lich King". Apparently the developers and writers of Secret of Mana wanted to further expand on Thanatos' background but were unable to due to time frame and size/space on the cartridge. I wonder, would he have been a better character if more was known about him, or was it better to leave him as the mysterious, dark but powerful figure he is? I'll leave it at that for now until I can remember more... so post your villains.