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*Xylan, also known as [[The Corruptor]] in the Spore-like video game ''Darkspore''. The Bigger Bad would be considered to be [[Zrin]].
*Xylan, also known as [[The Corruptor]] in the Spore-like video game ''Darkspore''. The Bigger Bad would be considered to be [[Zrin]].
*[[Mundus]], along with his [[Mundus (DmC)|reboot counterpart]] in the ''Devil May Cry'' franchise. With [[Argosax the Chaos]] as a Bigger Bad.
*[[Mundus]], along with his [[Mundus (DmC)|reboot counterpart]] in the ''Devil May Cry'' franchise. With [[Argosax the Chaos]] as a Bigger Bad.
*[[Sargeras]] in the ''Warcraft'' universe's background mythology.
*[[w:c:villains:Sargeras|Sargeras]] in the ''Warcraft'' universe's background mythology.
**The [[Old Gods]] ([[C'thun]], [[Yogg-Saron]] and N'zoth) for the entire ''World of Warcraft''.
**The [[w:c:villains:Old Gods|Old Gods]] ([[w:c:villains:C'thun|C'thun]], [[w:c:villains:Yogg-Saron|Yogg-Saron]] and N'zoth) for the entire ''World of Warcraft''.
**[[Kil'jaeden]] in ''The Burning Crusade.''
**[[w:c:villains:Kil'jaeden|Kil'jaeden]] in ''The Burning Crusade.''
**[[The Lich King]] as [[Arthas]] in ''Wrath of the Lich King''.
**[[w:c:villains:The Lich King|The Lich King]] as [[w:c:villains:Arthas Menethil|Arthas]] in ''Wrath of the Lich King''.
**[[Deathwing]] in ''Cataclysm''.
**[[w:c:villains:Deathwing|Deathwing]] in ''Cataclysm''.
**[[w:c:villains:Garrosh Hellscream|Garrosh Hellscream]] in ''Mists of Pandaria.''
**[[w:c:villains:Archimonde|Archimonde]] in ''Warcraft 3: Reign Of Chaos'' and ''Warlords of Draenor''.
*[[Ridley]] in the ''Metroid'' series. With [[Mother Brain]] as the former Big Bad, now the Bigger Bad.
*[[Ridley]] in the ''Metroid'' series. With [[Mother Brain]] as the former Big Bad, now the Bigger Bad.
**[[Metroid Prime]]/[[Dark Samus]] in the Prime Trilogy.
**[[Metroid Prime]]/[[Dark Samus]] in the Prime Trilogy.

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Emperor Palpatine (Dath Sidious) as the major "Big Bad" of the Star Wars universe.

The Big Bad is the most prominent, powerful, and dangerous villain in a story, and is often responsible for most of the conflict that drive the plot. If there is a hierarchy of villains, the Big Bad is at the very top of it, and may be in control of most or all of the heroes' other enemies. Sometimes, the Big Bad can work from behind the scenes. However, as long as the most prominent antagonists of a story work for someone who was present all along, or who is setting their course of action, then this someone is the Big Bad.

In some cases, there may be a Bigger Bad, who is more powerful and/or evil than the Big Bad, but is much less involved in the plot and only appears briefly, maintaining the Big Bad as the most prominent and recurring villain in the story. Although sometimes Bigger Bads can act as the final boss of the story.

There are also the case of the Big Bad Duumvirate when two villains of equal importance form a team and share the role, and the Big Bad Ensemble when several villains of equal importance further their goals on their own, usually in a competion. If there is a Villain based Franchise about the Big Bad appearing the most then they are the Big Bad and Villain Protagonist.

A villain can only truly qualify as a Big Bad if the story has multiple antagonists and is of sufficient "scope". In other words, not all stories have a Big Bad, and villains cannot be labeled Big Bads when they are the only antagonist in the story.
Big Bads can ONLY be also labeled as Bigger Bads when they are involved in spin-offs in which one of their followers/another villain takes the role of Big Bad.
Big Bad Duumvirate and Big Bad Ensemble DO NOT count when these villain are not on equal footing in term of threat and prominence; or when one of these villains is the biggest threat for most of the story.



  • Chaos in Final Fantasy Dissidia and Final Fantasy Theatrhythm. He can also be considered as the Big Bad of the whole Final Fantasy multiverse, controlling all the respective primary antagonist of each game. The Bigger Bad is Shinryu, the one who caused the cycles of war.
    • Sephiroth in Final Fantasy VII and it's sequels with Jenova and Hojo as the Bigger Bads.
    • Bhunivelze is the overall Bigger Bad of Final Fantasy XIII and its sequel and the Big Bad of Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII: His actions in the past that drives the entire series - particularly his creation of Lindzei, who would go on to destroy Pulse and make the Cocoon fal'cie.
  • Bowser in the Super Mario Bros. franchise.
  • King K. Rool (under various aliases) in the Donkey Kong series.
  • Diablo in the titular video game series.
  • Frank Fontaine in Bioshock.
  • Junko Enoshima/Monokuma in the Danganrompa franchise.
  • Ivo Robotnik in the Sonic the Hedgehog franchise. The Bigger Bad is debatedly Dark Gaia.
    • Eggman Nega in the Sonic Rush series sharing with his ancestor Robotnik and the Sonic Rivals series as the sole Big Bad.
    • Metal Sonic in Sonic Heroes and in Sonic Free Riders.
    • Black Doom in Shadow the Hedgehog and the Bigger Bad of Sonic Adventure 2.
    • Mephiles the Dark/Solaris in Sonic Next-Gen and Sonic Generations.
  • Ganondorf/Ganon in the Legend of Zelda franchise, with Demise as the Bigger Bad.
  • Dr. Wily in the Mega Man franchise. His actions sometimes transcend to other characters, often antagonists, in the spin-off series.
    • Sigma of the Mega Man X series with Lumine as the Bigger Bad.
    • Dr. Weil of the Mega Man Zero series. The Bigger Bad would be Omega, as Dr. Weil seemingly holds him in far higher regard then himself, calling Omega the God of Destruction.
    • Master Albert of the Mega Man ZX series. With Dr. Wile as the Bigger Bad.
    • Dr. Wily's Battle Network counterpart: Lord Wily in the Mega Man Battle Network series. 
  • Nefarious in the Ratchet & Clank series.
  • The Killer and Foxy Mask in Five Nights at Freddy's.
  • Count Vlad Tepes Dracula in the Castlevania franchise in the original series.
    • Satan in the Castlevania: Lords of Shadow reboot. Dracula in the reboot has become a Anti-Hero than a villain even though Dracula was the villain of the Mirror of Fate.
  • Albert Wesker in the Resident Evil franchise, with Ozwell Edward Spencer as the Bigger Bad.
  • Dragonlord the representative Big Bad of the whole Dragon Quest franchise, with Nokturnus acting as the Bigger Bad and leader of the series' villains in Dragon Quest Battle Road Victory.
  • Master Xehanort in the Kingdom Hearts franchise, whose many incarnations serves as the primary antagonist of the game they appear in.
  • King Dedede in the Kirby Series, with Dark Matter as the Bigger Bad.
  • Dr. Neo Cortex in Crash Bandicoot, with Uka Uka as the Bigger Bad.
  • Ripto in the Classic Spyro series.
    • Malefor of The Legend of Spyro.
    • Kaos in the Skylanders reboot.
  • Izanami in the BlazBlue series.
  • That Man in The Guilty Gears Series.
  • Jaquio in Ninja Gaiden.
  • Alma Wade and Genevieve Aristide form a Big Bad Duumvirate in F.E.A.R. with Harlan Wade/The Creep the Bigger Bad.
  • Hades in Kid Icarus, since he caused the events of the series.
  • The A.I. Director from Left for Dead given that he is the spawning of the zombies. Though The Tank is more of this to the survivors.
  • Queen Myrrah in the Gears of War games. The Lambent could be considered as the Bigger Bad.
  • Vladimir Makarov in the Call of Duty: Modern Warfare series, with Imran Zakhaev and General Shepherd as the Bigger Bads.
  • Heihachi Mishima  and Kazuya Mishima/Devil being the Big Bad Ensemble of Tekken. however Heihachi's impact seems to degrece from Tekken 5 and Kazuya is more of a serious villain. The Bigger Bads being  Ogre and Azazel as demonic Final Bosses.
  • Since Soul Edge/Inferno and Soul Calibur/Elysium were proven equally evil, both form a Big Bad Ensemble in the Soul Calibur franchise. Algol, creator of both blades is the Bigger Bad.
  • The Prophet of Truth and the Gravemind in the first Halo trilogy, with the Gravemind also a Bigger Bad.
  • Clockwerk in the Sly Cooper franchise.
  • Zeus in God of War.
  • The God/The Demon/Samael in the Silent Hill Franchise.
  • Erol in Jak & Daxter franchise, with the Dark Leader as the Bigger Bad.
  • Mr. Dark in the Rayman games.
  • Gruntilda in the Banjo&Kazooie games.
  • Andross in Star Fox.
  • Wilfre from Drawn to Life.
  • Andrew Ryan in Bioshock.
  • The Enclave in the Fallout series.
  • Xylan, also known as The Corruptor in the Spore-like video game Darkspore. The Bigger Bad would be considered to be Zrin.
  • Mundus, along with his reboot counterpart in the Devil May Cry franchise. With Argosax the Chaos as a Bigger Bad.
  • Sargeras in the Warcraft universe's background mythology.
  • Ridley in the Metroid series. With Mother Brain as the former Big Bad, now the Bigger Bad.
  • Orochi in King of Fighters.
  • Geese Howard in the Fatal Fury series.
  • Sheltem in the classic Might and Magic games.
  • M. Bison in the Street Fighter series, with Akuma as the Bigger Bad.
    • Gill in the Street Fighter III Series.
    • Seth in the Street Fighter IV Series.
    • Garuda in the Street Fighter EX Series.
  • Shinnok and Onaga in Mortal Kombat. The Bigger Bad is One Being.
  • Shao Kahn is the original Big Bad in the series.
  • Natla in the Tomb Raider games.
  • The Combine in the Half Life series, especially the Advisors.
  • GLaDOS in P0RTAL. While Cave Johnson could be considered as the Bigger Bad due to his multiple personalities.
  • Although she only made one appearance Katherine Marlowe can be considered the Big Bad of the Uncharted franchise.
  • The Harbinger in Mass Effect with The Illusive Man in a Big Bad Ensemble, and The Catalyst and The Leviathans as the Bigger Bads.
  • Warren Vidic in the Assasin's Creed series, with Juno as the Bigger Bad.
  • Iris Sepperin in Rosenkreuzstilette.
  • Scolar Visari in The Killzone Series. However, Stahl seems to be shaping up to be this.
  • Master Hand in Super Smash Bros. Later on, he and Crazy Hand form a Big Bad Duumvirate. Tabuu is the Bigger Bad.
  • Giygas and Porky form a Big Bad Ensemble in Earthbound.
  • Lord Recluse of City of Heroes is not the only evil game-in-town and certainly not the most powerful; But his constant dedication to evil made him the guiding-hand of players that decided to play as villains which made him into the most consistent and competent big name threat and easily cemented him into the game's Big Bad status.
  • Jean Descole in the Professor Layton series, with the Voice of the Azran as the Bigger Bad.
    • In the manga spin-offs, Don Paolo, the primary antagonist fo the first trilogy, is the Big Bad, with Dimitri Allen as the Bigger Bad.
  • A Big Bad Ensemble of Manfred von Karma (with Bansai Ichiyanagi as the Bigger Bad) and Dahlia Hawthorne (with Morgan Fey as the Bigger Bad) in Ace Attorney.
  • Superman is the big bad from the Injustice series. The Bigger Bads are Darkseid and Trigon.       
  • Tau Volantis Moon   and others Brother moons are Big Bads from Dead Space series.
  • Victor Donovan in Dead or Alive franchise.


  • Sauron, Morgoth's former lieutenant, is the Big Bad of The Lord of the Rings franchise.
    • Morgoth in The Silmarillion, being also the Bigger Bad of the entire Middle Earth universe.
  • Professor Moriarty in the Sherlock Holmes stories, especially in the latter adaptation.
  • The Cthulhu Mythos has the titular Cthulhu (the most famous of the many Eldrich Abominations of the series) and Nyarlathotep (the most reccuring and most active) forming a Big Bad Ensemble. Azathoth and Yog-Sothoth being the most powerful serve as possible Bigger Bads.
  • Randall Flagg in Stephen King's multiverse, with the Crimson King as the Bigger Bad.
    • The Crimson King himself becomes the Big Bad in King's central work The Dark Tower.
  • Lord Voldemort in the Harry Potter series.
  • Superior Saturday in the The Keys to the Kingdom series, especially in the sixth book. Lord Sunday could be considered the Bigger Bad.
    • However, Dame Primus is the other real mastermind beneath many schemes besides Saturday, and so she is the hidden Big Bad of the whole series.
  • Esplin 9466 in the original Animorphs, with Crayak as the Bigger Bad.
  • Opal Koboi in the Artemis Fowl series.
  • President Snow in the Hunger Games trilogy. Alma Coin could be considered the Bigger Bad.
  • The Authority in the His Dark Materials trilogy, with his treacherous lieutenant Metatron as the Bigger Bad.
  • Kronos in the Percy Jackson and the Olympians books, with Gaea as a Bigger Bad.
  • Aro Volturi in the Twilight Saga.
  • Jadis the White Witch in The Chronicles of Narnia (emphasized in the film adaptations), whith the Calormene god Tash as a possible Bigger Bad.
  • Mevolent in the Skulduggery Pleasant series, wit the Faceless Ones as the Bigger Bads.
  • The Gaiaphage in the Gone series, though Caine begins as the Big Bad.
  • The Shadow Lord in Quest for Deltora.
  • The Nome King in the Wizard of Oz novels and a few adaptations; though it's the Wicked Witch of the West who is the most recognizable villain.
  • The Old Kingdom had Orannis the Destroyer .
  • Xayide in The Neverending Story.



Western Animation

  • Count Dooku in the Star Wars: The Clone Wars series, with Darth Sidious  and the Son as the Bigger Bads.
  • The Shredder in the 1987 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles series, under variable aspects following the versions but often in a Big Bad Duumvirate with Krang.
  • Slade in Teen Titans, with Trigon as the Bigger Bad.
  • The Light in Young Justice.
  • Atrocitus in the Green Lantern Series.
  • Robotnik n Adventures of Sonic the Hedgehog.
    • Likewise, the more sinister version of Dr. Robotnik in the 1993 animated series thought Ixis Naugus who have taken the role had the series not been canceled.
    • Ivo Robotnik in Sonic Underground.
    • Ivo Robotnik in Sonic Boom.
  • Megatron in the Transformers franchise, after his death he is reincarnated/evolved as Galvatron who takes the role. The Bigger Bad would be Unicron, The Fallen & the Quintessons.
    • Scoponok/Lord Zarak forms a Big Bad Ensemble with Galvatron in Headmasters & later with Overlord in Zone.
    • Deathsaurus in Victory.
    • Magmatron in Beast Wars Neo.
    • Steeljaw in Robots in Disguise (2015).
  • Tirek in the original My Little Pony. My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic does not have a Big Bad but many Arc Villains.
  • Sunset Shimmer in My Little Pony: Equestria Girls.
  • Nergal on The Grim Adventures of Billy and Mandy with Boogey Man serving as the Bigger Bad.
  • Aku on Samurai Jack.
  • Dan from Dan Vs. with Imposter Dan as the Bigger Bad.
  • Mandark on Dexter's Laboratory.
  • Mojo Jojo from The Powerpuff Girls. HIM serves as the Bigger Bad.
  • Vilgax in the Ben 10 franchise as a whole. The Bigger Bad would be Diagon, although a rare example of a Bigger Bad defeated by the Big Bad.
  • Professor Pericles on Scooby-Doo: Mystery Incorporated. Fought in the first season, he was in a Big Bad Ensemble with Mayor Jones due to him being the true mastermind behind the plot and later in Season 2 Pericles is in a Big Bad Duumvirate with Mr. E. The Bigger Bad is The Evil Entity.
  • Father on Codename: Kids Next Door. A good example of the Bigger Bad would be Grandfather
  • The Ice King on Adventure Time, with The Lich as the Bigger Bad. Though, this seems to have flipsided as the Lich is shaping up to be the Big Bad.
  • The Kanker Sisters on Ed, Edd & Eddy, with Eddy's Brother as the Bigger Bad.
  • Van Kleiss on Generator Rex. The Bigger Bad would be Consortium.
  • Di Lung, Katz, and Le Quack from Courage the Cowardly Dog.
  • Miss Censordoll on Morel Orel.
  • Firelord Ozai on Avatar: The Last Airbender. The Bigger Bad would be his ancestor Firelord Sozin since he caused the war.
    • Vaatu In The Legend of Korra, being also the Bigger Bad of the The Last Airbender universe as a whole.
  • Vlad Masters/Vlad Plasmius on Danny PhantomPariah Dark is the Bigger Bad.
  • Finbarr Calamitous on Jimmy Neutron.
  • Sheldon James Plankton on Spongebob Squarepants. With The Flying Dutchman as the Bigger Bad.
  • Fairly Odd Parents has a Big Bad Ensemble between Denzel Crocker, Vicky, and Anti-Cosmo.
  • The Almighty Tallests on Invader Zim.
  • Cheif and Lok form a Big Bad Ensemble in Tak and the Power of Juju
  • Rancid Rabbit on CatDog.
  • The Sorcerer on Randy Cunningham.
  • 'Lil Gideon on Gravity Falls. However as the most powerful being, Bill Cipher probably counts as the Bigger Bad.
  • The Huntsman on American Dragon: Jake Long with Dark Dragon as the Bigger Bad.
  • Heinz Doofenshmirtz on Phineas and Ferb, with Aloyse von Roddenstein and Mitch as the Bigger Bads.
  • Kim Possible has a Big Bad Ensemble with Dr. Drakken and Monkey Fist.
  • NegaDuck on Darkwing Duck, with Taurus Bulba as the Bigger Bad.
  • Diesel 10 on Thomas and the Magic Railroad, Misty Island Rescue and Day of the Diesels. Well as Diesel, in Thomas and Friends, Spencer in Hero of the Rails, and George the Steamroller in Steamroller.
  • Chris McLean on the Total Drama series. From the third season foward, Ezekiel can be considered the show's Bigger Bad. 
  • The Hacker on Cyberchase. Though, Ledge would be the Bigger Bad.
  • Mr. Burns on The Simpsons.
  • Futurama has a Big Bad Ensemble between Mom and Richard Nixon.
  • Though one of the main characters, Eric Cartman can be established as the Big Bad in South Park, given that he is the most frequent (and often the most dangerous) foil faced by the protagonists. In South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut, Saddam Hussein is the Big Bad.
  • Even though each season has it's own main villain, Shendu is definitely the Big Bad in Jackie Chan Adventures.
  • Senator Skull in TWF while Bucks Gazillion acts as a Bigger Bad.
  • Family Guy intially has Stewie Griffin, but over time, he became less evil and Carter Pewterschmidt eventually took the role. Ironically, Carter also became more comical and light-hearted when he took the role.
  • No Heart to the Care Bears with the Evil Spirit and Dark Heart, antagonists of the first two films, acting as the Bigger Bads.
  • Duke Sigmund Igthorn to the Gummi Bears.
  • Pete is arguably the Big Bad of Mickey Mouse's section of the Disney universe.
    • The Phantom Blot is a strong candidate too, particularly in the comics.
  • Skeletor in the Masters of the Universe cartoons (and other media as well). Hordak is the Big Bad in Shera, with Horde Prime the Bigger Bad.
  • The Venture Bros has an Big Bad Ensemble of Phantom Limb and The Monarch, but Phantom Limb is more evil and competent. The Sovereign is the Bigger Bad as he is the leader of the Guild of Calamatous Intent.
  • Barry Dylan gradually became this in Archer. Katya Kasanova later takes the role and Barry became a dragon instead.
  • Xiaolin Showdown has a Big Bad Ensemble of Chase Young, Wuya and Hannibal Roy Bean.
    • The sequal has Chase Young as the antagonist with him taking center stage and Wuya is still competing with him.
  • The Overlord on Ninjago.
  • Ed Wuncler, Sr. on The Boondocks with Colonel H. Stinkmeaner as the Bigger Bad.
  • Originally Lord Betrayus in Pac-Man and the Ghostly Adventures, but later revealed to be Apex as he has an even more important part of the plot than Betrayus.
  • Major Nixel in the Mixels franchise.
  • Teridax is the main Big Bad in the BIONICLE series.


  • The God Hand from Berserk are the ringleaders of the Apostles and four of the previous members are responsible for Griffith becoming Femto.
    • The Idea of Evil is the Bigger Bad to the God Hand's Big Bad.
  • Sir Isaac Ray Peram Westcott is the prime Big Bad in Date A Live series. While he was relatively out of the picture for the first four volumes or so (the entirety of the anime's first season minus his involvement with Mana and Origami's new weapons), once he makes his appearance, it's made clear that he harbours ill intent towards the Spirits, and slowly overrides the story's basic Excuse Plot.
    • Isaac Westcott also is the Bigger Bad in Ars Install. In the second game of the franchise, he has more then a background where he observes the conflict between Marina and Ratatoskr. He created one of the first Irregular of the history, is the reason why Marina tried to destroy Fraxinus, and was almost indirectly responsible for the destruction of Tenguu City. He has his Big Bad post only in the original story.
    • Minerva Liddell in Date A Strike. She began her introduction as a minor character that first appeared in a flashback. However, she has become the biggest threat throughout the spin-off after the scientist Edgar F. Carroll hired her to retrieve the Ashcroft Series units that were stolen by 3 SSS Wizards who were trying to save Artemisia of DEM's claws. Edgar was about to discover that evil is not toy, and that he would regret that he had condemned all the poor lives that were around him. Once she made her appearance in Volume 3, Minerva gradually slowly replaces Excuse Plot of the story. After she had stolen a CR-unit of the Ashcroft-Series, she simply betrayed Edgar after she achieved what she always wanted, and quickly became the true main antagonist of the spin-off.
    • Edgar F. Caroll is the Big Bad to Date A Strike spin-off. His actions took account in the whole spin-off. He left Artemisia in a coma for 3 years for his own purposes. However, on volume 4, was discovered he was Minerva's pawn.
    • Marina Arusu is the main antagonist in Date A Live Ars Install and is considered to the main Big Bad. But she is actually being manipulated by Isaac Westcott.
    • Rinne Sonogami as the Big Bad in the first game of the franchise.
  • Emperor Charles zi Britannia and his son, Prince Schneizel El Britannia form a Big Bad Ensemble in Code Geass.
  • Ivo Robotnik and later Dark Oak in Sonic X.
  • Frieza in the entire Dragon Ball series since he indirectly caused the events of the series, and the series was to originally ended on Namek after his defeat. His DNA was also used to create Cell. He is also the most recurring villain in the franchise and main villain of most video games. Beerus could be seen as a Bigger Bad, but he is not a true villain.
    • King Piccolo/Piccolo  would be considered the Big Bad for the classic Dragon Ball series, as he controlled one of the previous major villains and had the most Sagas associated with him.
    • Baby in Dragon Ball GT as his role in the series parallels Frieza's. Syn Shenron is the Bigger Bad.
  • Naraku in Inuyasha.
  • Dio Brando/Diego Brando , the first and foremost villain of the JoJo's Bizarre Adventures manga, who influences the entire plot, even when not in charge or after his definite demise. Kars is the Bigger Bad.
    • Funny Valentine in Part 7:Steel Ball Run.Diego "Dio" Brando was working for him.
  • Undertaker is shaping up to this in the Black Butler Manga.
  • Light Yagami in Death Note, unusually since he's the protagonist, with Ryuk and the Shingami King as the Bigger Bads.
  • Father in Fullmetal Alchemist.
    • Dante plays the role in the first anime series.
  • Tobi and Madara Uchiha form a Big Bad Duumvirate in the Naruto franchise, Tobi enacting the plan that Madara devised. Kaguya Otsutsuki and her enforcer Zetsu serve as the Bigger Bads and final antagonists.
  • Most likely Marshall D. Teach in One Piece, although currently he is in an Ensemble with Akainu. Which one is the biggest evil of the two has yet to be revealed. The Bigger Bads are the Five Star Elders and Kaido.
  • Gyokuen Ren from Magi as the Big Bad. Ill Ilah as the Bigger Bad.
  • Ragyo Kiryuin in Kill La Kill.
  • Asura can be considered as the Big Bad in Soul Eater, being the most prominent, powerful and dangerous villain of the series.
  • Rinichiro Hagire in Deadman Wonderland.
  • Zeref in Fairy Tail, with Acnologia as the Bigger Bad.
  • Sōsuke Aizen and later Yhwach, who also counts as a Bigger Bad, in the Bleach franchise.
  • Alucard in Rosario+Vampire.
  • The Major in the Hellsing manga and OVA series.
  • The Black King in Drifters with Easy as the Bigger Bad.
  • The Mage of the Beginning in Negima! Magister Negi Magi.
  • Ruby Eye Shabranigdo for the whole Slayers franchise.
  • Zorc Necrophades , mostly acting through his avatar Ryo Bakura, in Yu Gi Oh!.
  • Creed Diskenth in Black Cat.
  • Vearn in Dragon Quest: The Adventure of Dai. Although equal in power and influence, Velther counts as the Bigger Bad.
  • The Millennium Earl in the D.Gray-man franchise however he is in a Big Bad Ensemble against Nea Walker the 14th who is trying to take over his host Allen the protagonist and the Apocryphos The "Third side of War" as well as a living innocence, so far he's losing ground to both of them.
  • Bernkastel and Lambdadelta form a Big Bad Ensemble in Umineko, restarting time in every game and playing Beatrice (who seemed at first to be the Big Bad). Featherine Augustus Aurora is the true Bigger Bad.
  • Miyo Takano in Higurashi No Naku Koro Ni and Kai. Though, Tokyo and Nomura would be the Bigger Bads.
  • Brian J. Mason throughout the entire Bubblegum Crisis series, with Quincy as the Bigger Bad in the first series and Galatea as the Bigger Bad in the 2040 series.
  • The closest thing Puella Magi Madoka Magica has to a Big Bad is Kyubey, who hides facts from the Magical Girls and does not care about mankind.
  • Roa/SHIKI in Tsukihime.
  • The Night of Wallachia, then White Len, in Melty Blood. It's taken over by the Dust of Osiris in Actress Again.
  • Kotomine and Gilgamesh in Fate/Stay Night and Fate/Zero.
  • In Heaven's Feel, the Big Bad is Zouken Matou, although both Kotomine and Dark Sakura could also be seen as this.
  • Souren Araya in Kara no Kyoukai. Notably, he was confronted about halfway through the series and never heard from again.
  • Myotismon in Digimon Adventure and its continuation Digimon Adventure 02. Apocalymon counts as the Bigger Bad in Digimon Adventure.
  • Moo in Monster Rancher.
  • The Swamp Witch in the Queen's Blade series.
  • The Beast Titan is shaping up to be this for Attack on Titan.
  • King Dedede in Kirby: Right Back At Ya! sends monsters after Kirby in nearly every episode. The evil entity whom he buys the monsters from, Nightmare, is the Bigger Bad.
  • The Pretty Cure series, as it spanned for various iterations, have a lot of these:
    • The Dark King of the Dusk Zone in Futari wa Pretty Cure and its sequel Futari wa Pretty Cure Max Heart.
  • Go Hojo in Initial D. He's using other teams throughout Kanto (from the Myogi NightKids to Sidewinder; excluding the Akagi RedSuns, Akina SpeedStars, Impact Blue, Kyoko Iwase of the Northern Saitama Alliance, or Shinji Inui; but also including the Imposter Project D and his own older brother Rin) to defeat Project D, Takumi Fujiwara, or Keisuke or Ryosuke Takahashi in a race, all of whom are defeated by the likes of Project D.
  • Director Kakuzawa in Elfen Lied, with the bullies, led by Tomoo as the Bigger Bad since they are the cause of Lucy's demise.





European comics

Webcomics and web-films

Religion and Mythology

  • The Devil in the Bible and the Christian religion in general.
  • God in the Maltheism religion.
  • Iblis in the Muslim religion.
  • Cronus in Greek/Roman mythology. The Bigger Bad would be Typhon or Gaia.
  • Loki was originally a Trickster God. But as time went on, he was eventually regarded as the Big Bad of Norse mythology, responsible of the apocalyptic battle of Ragnarok. The Bigger Bad would be Niohoggr.
  • Apep/Apophis in the original Egypian mythology. As time went on, as more and more invaders came from the desert, the Desert God Set took his place as the Big Bad of Egyptian religion.
  • Izanami no Mikoto in Japanese mythology with Amatsu-Mikabushi as the Bigger Bad.

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