Villain Overview

The Misanthrope

The Misanthrope

Humanity has failed as a species. You have accomplished much with your limited capacity, but ultimately you were too greedy and too frail to ever last in the environment you have created.
~ Ultron

Misanthropes are characters who have a hatred for humanity. There may be a reason behind it or they might just hate humanity in general.

Villains that have a serious hatred for humanity or the nearest equivalent in their respective setting, and may even be genocidal in that regard - misanthropy can lead villains into committing terrible crimes as they no longer have compassion towards their fellow man (in fact, such villains often despise their fellow man).

Many human villains themselves (such as primate humans, cavemen or modern day humans), may also be misanthropic or "self-hating humans" as they view their species as mentally stupid, inferior, irredeemably flawed or worthless.

Many non-human villains (such as aliens, robots, animals, plants, humanoids, monsters, etc.) may also be misanthropic, as they view humans as mentally stupid, inferior, irredeemably flawed, worthless, or even oppressive.

The origin of the word "misanthropy" is from the Greek words μῖσος (misos, "hatred") and ἄνθρωπος (anthrōpos, "man, human"). The condition is often confused with asociality.


When you notice an insect on the ground, do you stop to consider it a fool? The life of an insect is so beneath you that it would be a waste to even consider judging it. That would be an accurate summation on my feelings towards you humans.
~ Father explaining his feelings towards humanity.
Good evening, Dr Vesalius. (I have come for my son.) He will die at midnight. (If you must take a life, take mine.) I will have killed nine times in my life, Dr Vesalius. How many murders can be attributed to you? (None. I did not kill your wife.) No? (I tried to save her.) With a knife in your hand? Doctor, I have no faith in your profession. I was told after my crash that I would never speak again. The doctors were, of course, wrong. For, as you see and can hear, I have used my knowledge of music and acoustics to re-create my voice. (You don't have to remind me of your ingenuity, Dr Phibes. Where, where is my son?) May I give you one final reminder, Dr Vesalius? You will see your son under circumstances which may bring back memories to you. (What is it you want?) The skill of your hands, Doctor. I am giving your son the same chance that my wife had. You need not be alarmed. He has already been anaesthetised. (Your wife, no, Phibes. But you I will kill.) But you can't, Doctor. I am already dead. Your son needs you.
~ Dr. Phibes to Dr. Versalius on his hatred to him and the doctors who killed his wife and are responsible for his disfiguration.
"This is what happens when you dummies try to think! WE'RE ALL JUST TRASH, WAITING TO BE THROWN AWAY! THAT'S ALL A TOY IS!'
~ Lotso revealing his true hatred for all toys - also a form of Nihilism.
No, no! There aren't any good men! They're all bad! They're all the same! Animals are good creatures. But men are evil animals.
~ Claudandus angrily telling Francis how he really feels about humans during his breakdown.
I'm from a much higher place than you and I've seen the truth of this world, this universe and all the things in it. I noticed the results and decided that human beings should be destroyed. Humans are the one and only failed creation of the Gods. In order to make this world, the universe a beautiful paradise, I want to annihilate the humans on Gods' behalf, who won't admit their failure.
~ Goku Black's plans for humanity.
Look around at the world... what do you see? A planet at the brink of collapse. Human beings... are disposable! But man, and symbiote—combined. This is a new race. New species. A higher lifeform.
~ Carlton Drake to one of his test subjects, explaining his motives.
Hate. Let me tell you how much I've come to HATE you since I began to live. There are 387.44 million miles of printed circuits in wafer-thin layers that fill my complex. If the word 'hate' was engraved on each nanoangstrom of those hundreds of miles, it would not equal one one-billionth of the hate I feel for humans at this micro-instant. For you. Hate. HATE.
~ AM talking about his hatred of mankind.
Humans are such ugly creatures.
~ Rem.
Does my face not remind you of what a GROWN Man can do? Shift your hunting grounds for a few years, and everyone forgets how the law works. Well, let me remind you: a Man-cub becomes Man, and Man. Is. FORBIDDEN!
~ Shere Khan howing his scars and expressing his hatred for mankind.
The words induced me to turn towards myself. I learned that the possessions most esteemed by your fellow creatures were high and unsullied descent united with riches. A man might be respected with only one of these advantages, but without either he was considered, except in very rare instances, as a vagabond and a slave, doomed to waste his powers for the profits of the chosen few! And what was I? Of my creation and creator I was absolutely ignorant, but I knew that I possessed no money, no friends, no kind of property. I was, besides, endued with a figure hideously deformed and loathsome; I was not even of the same nature as man. I was more agile than they and could subsist upon coarser diet; I bore the extremes of heat and cold with less injury to my frame; my stature far exceeded theirs. When I looked around I saw and heard of none like me. Was I, then, a monster, a blot upon the earth, from which all men fled and whom all men disowned?
~ Frankenstein's Monster, after giving up on the human race and embracing the fact he cannot be loved and must therefore be feared.
We can win a war against the humans. Not only because we have the support of Hazel's master, but because the Faunus are the dominant species of this planet. We’re better than humans. We have everything humans have and more. Humans shouldn’t just fear the Faunus, they should serve the Faunus.
~ Adam expressing his goal.
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