Moral Event Horizon (MEH for short).

Tarkin, if ever there was a shred of humanity in you or these twisted creatures of yours, it's dead now. You're at war with life itself.
~ Princess Leia Organa, from the Star Wars Radio Dramas, after Grand Moff Tarkin wipes out her home planet.

"Moral Event Horizon", or "MEH" for short, refers to an action by a villain that is so evil that it usually eliminates audience sympathy for the villain and makes it clear that they are unrepentantly evil and will not be redeemed, unless if they themselves are offended by the actions of another villain, or admit themselves that they are beyond redemption.

The scientific fact that nothing can escape a black hole is referred to as the boundary of the region from which no escape is possible and is known as the event horizon, hence the term Moral Event Horizon. A villain who crosses the horizon, or enteres the black hole, has no hope of escaping except under extremely rare, extraordinary circumstances.

All Complete Monsters are by definition beyond the Moral Event Horizon. However, crossing the Moral Event Horizon does not necessarily make a villain a true Complete Monster, it only means that they are irredeemably evil. Some villains have or almost crossed the Moral Event Horizon, or done something despicable enough to make the fans believe they did so, only to later redeem completely or partially. A strong example of a Complete Monster would be either a villain who (in addition to having no adequate Freudian Excuse) commits multiple  especially heinous Moral Event Horizon-worthy deeds, or a villain who is exceptionally brutal and evil in nature when crossing the MEH.

By definition, a character can only cross the Moral Event Horizon once; however, it is possible for a villain to have more than one event as a potential Moral Event Horizon, such as the various adaptations of the Joker and Teridax. Other villains have more than a potential and often leave an impact on the public that they do wicked things all the time and commit Moral Event Horizon acts like a hobby, such as Sir Isaac Ray Peram Westcott, Emperor Palpatine and Emperor Tathagata Killer. These characters are almost invariably Complete Monsters.

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Noteworthy Examples

Multi-Media Franchises

A Song of Ice And Fire

  • Ramsay Snow: Torturing Theon Greyjoy for pleasure, renaming him "Reek" and making him his passive slave. But above all, castrating him.
  • Joffrey Baratheon: Ordering the beheading of Ned Stark, and torturing Sansa with this throughout the series.
  • Cersei Lannister: If it's not by ordering that Tyrion be arrested for Joffrey's murder, it's the unscrupulous pleasure she receives and makes no effort in hiding when Oberyn is killed and fails to win Tyrion's freedom in the trial by combat.
  • Petyr Baelish: If he crosses it, it's by betraying Ned and helping the Lannisters maintain the Iron Throne (could qualify for almost anyone who refuses to cross the Lannisters when in the position to do so).
  • Tywin Lannister: Mistreating his son Tyrion throughout his life, going so far as to rape his wife, Tysha and lie to Tyrion that she was a whore.

A​vatar: The Last Airbender/Legend of Korra

  • Sozin: he abandoned his old friend Avatar Roku to die in lava, so he could no longer disturb his plan of conquering the world and he anihilated all Air Nomads save for Avatar Aang, because he couldn't find him.
  • Fire Lord Ozai has several possible contenders: After his son Zuko disrespeted one of Ozai's generals, the Fire Lord burnt the boy's face, leaving Zuko with a scar on his eye. After Zuko scolded his father for this years later, Ozai threatened to kill his son with lightning. Otherwise, in the finale, he appoints his daughter Azula as Fire Lord... but seconds later, Ozai tells her that the position is powerless. In comic series Searching, Ozai revealed his sadistic nature to his wife Ursa, when he told that he'll abuse Zuko as if he was son of Ursa's lover Ikem in order to punish her for missing her lover, despite Zuko being Ozai's son and did nothing to deserve this. In either way, Ozai's atrocity against both Zuko and entire world ultimately haunted Zuko in his early days as a Firelord, to the point that he almost ruin both his life and his bond with his allies and friends (especially Aang) out of fear to turned to the dark side as far as Ozai ever did.
  • Admiral Zhao: He killed the spirit of the Moon to weaken waterbenders to ensure his victory.
  • Azula: She also almost killed Avatar Aang. She also advised her father to burn Earth kingdom rebels to ash.
  • Long Feng: He crosses this by immediately murdered Jet Li in cold blood just as Jet shrug off his brainwash influence. If this was not enough, he may truly crosses MEH completely by conspired against the Earth King along with Dai LI, imprisoned and brainwashed the inconvinient witnesses, and also betrayed both Earth Kingdom. Worse, as the last ditch to complete his plans, he resorts to manipulate Azula to help him retake the Ba Shing Se for himself, only for this deed backfires as she beat him in his own manipulating game in the end.
  • Dai Li: They conspired against the Earth King under Long Feng's command, imprisoned and brainwashed the inconvinient witnesses, and also betrayed both Earth Kingdom and Long Feng when they joined Azula and helped her to take over the kingdom, with no hesitation they destroyed walls of Ba Sing Se, so the invasion forces of Fire Nation would conquer the city with no problem.
  • Hama: She imprisoned innocent villagers by her blood bending and took over the bodies of Sokka and Aang to force her to use bloodbending against her, making her a bloodbender.
  • Amon: He terrorized and counquered Republic City, stripped many people of their bending, including Avatar Korra, and also tried to destroy 4 last hopes for restoration of airbending.
  • Hiroshi Sato: Unable to cope the fact that her daughter Asami still protect benders as not all of them are evil, he eventually succumbed to his hatred against bender, and tried to kill his own daughter because he thought "there was no chance to save her." Though he failed, thanks to Bolin, he still made it clear he was going to try and kill her.
  • Tarrlok: His fear of Amon caused him to misuse his authority to arrest non-benders, he also imprisoned Avatar Korra by forbidden bending blood bending and turned against the rest of the Republic City Councilors.
  • Unalaq: He framed his brother to take his place as a candidate for Chef of the Northern Water Tribe, he manipulated his own niece Avatar Korra to fulfill his plans, he started a war between the Water Tribes, he took Jinora as a hostage and threatened to destroy her soul to force Avatar Korra to help him and he free Vaatu, the most chaotic spirit of the universe.
  • Zaheer: He, along with his crew, attacked the newly reborn Air Nation to force Korra to surrender, corners the Air Nation (except Kai) from escaping, and brutally beating up Tenzin. Later, he went back on his words by luring Korra's friends into a trap and keeps the airbenders as prisoners. After he managed to capture Korra, he had her poisoned to force her into the Avatar state and kill her to end the Avatar cycle. Though he failed in this, he managed to temporary had her both in depressed and wheelchaired state as well as responsible for unintentionally created a hallucinogenic entity in Korra's mind as result of scarring her mentally. After being imprisoned, on the other hand, he later regretted his actions after a new dictator started to began her own empire.
  • Kuvira: She first crossed it by attempting to kill Korra after defeating her, then ordered her army to attack after Opal and Jinora intervened. After finding out about Zhu Li sabotaging the cannon during a weapon test, she had her chained up in an abandoned city where the cannon was aiming at. And she did not hesitate to use her giant mecha-suit to fire at the building where her fiancee, Baatar Jr., was held prisoner in.

Batman

  • Ra's al Ghul: In Batman Begins, Ra's al Ghul sets Wayne Manor on fire, almost killing both Bruce Wayne and Alfred Pennyworth.
  • Bane: In The Dark Knight Rises, he bombed the Gotham City Football Stadium, which kills hundreds, and furthermore holds the entire stadium hostage, proclaims the existence of a nuclear bomb with the city's limits, and snaps the neck of Dr. Leonid Pavel in front of all of them.
  • Talia al Ghul (Nolanverse): It's revelated that she was the mastermind behind plan of conquering and destroying Gotham City
  • Poison Ivy: In Batman & Robin, she crosses it when she cut off Nora Fries' life support, leaving her for dead and then lying to Mr. Freeze, saying that Batman and Robin killed her so that he will freeze all of Gotham City in a rage.
  • Joker (Dark Knight): Kidnapped Harvey Dent and Rachel Dawes and put them in buildings set to be blown up, leading to the latter dying and the former becoming Two-Face. This in turn causes Batman to "break his one rule" and become a wanted criminal.
  • Penguin (Batman Returns): Although he has a tragic backstory (being abandoned by his parents, thrown in a sewer and left to die), he has killed many innocent children of aristocrats, and later tries to kill Chip (the son of Max Shreck).
  • Joker (1989 Film): He killed Bruce Wayne's parents (instead of Joe Chill in the comics). He later attempts to kill all citizens of Gotham using his poison gas. Thankfully, he is stopped by Batman.
  • Joker (DC Animated Universe): Crossed the Moral Event Horizon in many episodes:
    • The Last Laugh - He covers Gotham City in a cloud of laughing gas which its revealed will eventually cause permanent insanity if not removed, and begins plundering the crazed city.
    • Joker's Favor - He spends years stalking and threatening Charlie Collins after a single slight and forces him to help him pull of a crime by threatening to murder his family.
    • Mad Love - Physically and emotionally abuses Harley for capturing Batman simply because he wanted to do it himself. He eventually decides to take Harley's advice and simply shoot Batman on the spot, despite the fact that he berated her for that suggestion.
    • Harlequinade - He steals an atomic bomb and tries to blow up Gotham, it's also revelated how he manipulated Doctor Harley Quinzel to join him.
    • Beware the Creeper - Tosses straitlaced newsman Jack Ryder to mixture of chemicals and mutates him into the crazed Creeper. He created a hero, but nearly ruined his life.
    • Be a Clown - He tries to bomb the mayor's son's birthday party, which could have killed the party-goers (some of which were children.)
    • Return of the Joker - Kidnaps Robin (Tim Drake) and tortured and brainwashed him for weeks via shock torture and serum injections until he gave away all his secrets to the Joker. He was driven insane and renamed "Joker Junior" enraging Batman so severely he threatens to kill him. Shortly after, Joker was killed when Robin shot him with a trick BANG gun. In the edited version, Robin pushes Joker into the shock treatment room where he then slips, accidentally turns on an electrode, and electrocutes himself. This is by far the most evil act Joker has ever done in the animated series.
  • Roland Daggett: Crosses it by trying to blow up Crime Alley which would have resulted in the deaths of several people if his plan was successful.

Bionicle

  • Teridax: Crossed the Moral Event Horizon throughout the entire storyline of the entire series, thus making him into the deeper part of the MEH:
    • Usurped Makuta Miserix's leadership after his corruption, also have Gorast executed a Makuta member for going against his plan in front of the other members of the Brotherhood of Makuta.
    • Launched the attack on the island of Artakha, mortally wounded Mata Nui in a fight and successefully steal the Kanohi Avohkii.
    • Killed several Toa Hagah during the Toa Hagah's rebellion.
    • Kidnapped Turaga Dume and placed him inside the Matoran Sphere.
    • Falsely framed Toa Vakama and the other Toa Metru of being an imposters.
    • Ordered the Vahki to command all the Matoran to go to the Coliseum to be placed inside the Matoran Spheres so that he can brainwashed them.
    • Wrecked the power source of Metru Nui, killed Nivawk, Nidhiki and Krekka.
    • Killed Turaga Lhikan when he tried to save Vakama from death.
    • Wounded The Shadowed One in the fight and aging him.
    • Filled Ahkmou's mind with lies, making him believe that both Toa and Turaga are "evil".
    • Brainwashed all the Rahi with infected Kanohi Masks, causing them to attack both the Tuaga and the Matoran.
    • Sent the six Rahkshi to destroyed both Ta-Koro and Onu-Koro in order to find the Kanohi Avohkii.
    • Tried to kill Toa Takanuva in the battle in Mangaia.
    • Manipulated the Piraka's minds with his powers into going to Voya Nui, using them to brainwash all the Matoran there.
    • Froze Toa Matoro in s stasis field in order to prevent him from interfering.

Black Butler

  • Angela Blanc/Ash Landers: In the anime, Ash/Angela is truly responsible for the arson in the Phantomhive Manor. The fallen angel also ordered its minions to brought Ciel to its cult for some evil purpose to purge the world.
    • Angela controlled Drossel Keinz with a puppet and lured many girls to her trap, including Elizabeth. She ordered Drossel to make dolls with these girl's body and had no care with these "toys". When Ciel confronted her, Angela sewed Ciel's parents' corpses into a hideous creation she controlled to kill Ciel. After Ciel destroyed the monster, Angela sadistically mocked Ciel that it was he who caused his parents' "second death".
    • Before the finale of the Season 1, as soon as Ash found out Queen Victoria started to rot and refused to leave, insetead of curing the Queen, Ash left Buckingham Palace and flew for the burning London. Then, Ash sets off to the bridge, which is built out of the human sacrifices and soul, to which Sebastian comments that it cannot possibly be a holy bridge.
  • Doctor (Black Butler): After revealing the true material of the limbs are children's bones and scolding by Joker, Doctor pulls a brainwashed, kidnapped child that Baron Kelvin had locked up and drags her over to the sacrifice table. Maniacally, he grabs a knife and proceeds to slay her.
  • Major Hilde Dickhaut: She ordersed Wolfram, Anne, and Grethe to kill Sieglinde if she left the Witch Forest before she can be retrieved.
  • Former Head Trancy: He sexually abused many slave boys in his manor, including his adoptive son Alois Trancy, making the old man one of the most depraved and hated person in whole franchise.
  • Grell Sutcliff: He sliced Angelina Durless in dismay after she refused to kill Ciel.
  • Hannah Anafeloz: She swallowed the soul of Luka Macken and caused the tragedy of Alois.
  • Old Lady (Black Butler): Being the true main antagonist of Green Witch arc and the birth mother of Sieglinde Sullivan, she faked the legend of werewolves for using her daughter's cleaverness to achieve her evil plan of making the ultimate toxic bombs.
  • Edgar Redmond, Lawrence Bluher, Herman Greenfil and Gregory Violet secretly murdered Derrick Arden and was responsible for his transformation to a Bizzare Doll. Beside Derrick, they also had five other victims' body counts.

Bleach

  • Sōsuke Aizen: Betrayed and plotted against Soul Society, tried to execute Rukia to take Hogyoku from her heart, murdered his oficials, put everyone in an incredible illusion, created an army of arrancars, attempted to slaughter 100,000 humans to create a key to castle of king of Soul Society, crippled single-handly whole elite of army of Soul Society and tried to kill Ichigo Kurosaki, he also slashed Tier Harribel, when he saw her no longer useful.
  • Kaname Tōsen: Betrayed Soul Society along with Aizen and attempted to kill ones, who respected him the most Hisagi and Komamure.
  • Grimmjow Jaegerjaquez: Tried to kill Ichigo 3 times and revived him only to kill him.
  • Ulquiorra Cifer: Kidnapped and abused Orihime, and killed Ichigo twice.
  • Nnoitra Gilga: Betrayed Nelliel and cripled her, attempted to kill Ichigo Kurosaki and psychially abused Orihime.
  • Baraggan Louisenbairn: Used his devastating power he took arm from Soi Song, when he tried to kill her.
  • Jin Kariya: Invaded Soul society and tried to wipe it out along with all inside.
  • Muramasa: Started a rebellion of Zanpaktou against Soul Society and manipulated Ichigo.
  • Shūkurō Tsukishima: He manipulated Ichigo and brainwashed all his family and human friends to turn them against him.
  • Kūgo Ginjō: It's revelated he manipulated Ichigo to steal his new powers.
  • Kagerōza Inaba: Created an army of duplicates of Soul society army and used them to conquer Soul Society.
  • Yhwach: Started a war between Quincy and Soul society and murdered General Yamamoto.

Date A Live

  • Sir Isaac Ray Peram Westcott: Being a very despicable person, Isaac has many potential MEH crossings in many episodes and forms of media as seen below, which effectively making him in the deepest level of MEH:
    • Story Prologue:
    1. 30 Years ago during the first spacequake created by the First Spirit that decimated half of China and Mongolia and killed over 150 million people in just 2 measly minutes. Elliot Woodman was a friend of Isaac Westcott in the past, Elliot was so near of Isaac that he referred to Isaac Westcott as "Ike" and he considered Isaac Westcott as a brother. However, 30 years ago when the First Spirit mysteriously appeared on planet earth, Elliot left the side of Isaac after the First Spirit appeared. The reason Elliot left side of Isaac 30 years ago was so strong and monstrous, that Elliot left the D.E.M Industries and formed Ratatoskr to prevent the insane Isaac's goals. Isaac Westcott became a archenemy of Elliot and had become an enemy of humanity. What caused the apparition of First Spirit and what was the involvement of Isaac and Elliot with the First Spirit is completely unknown. 30 years later, Isaac communicated to Elliot, Isaac tried to call Elliot back to his side, however, Elliot's response was:
      • Sadly, I don’t have such intentions, Ike. I told you that many times 30 years ago......Ike, I do not know if there still "a human" inside you. I may be going blind because of my age, but I see "that Ike" died. There is no more a single piece of love or compassion in you, you is not nothing but "monster", a "thing" without any kindness that only brings evil. You went down in a deep hole without salvation. I created the Ratatoskr to prevent you, Ike, no.....Isaac Ray Peram Westcott! - Elliot Woodman
    2. For unknown reasons, Isaac Westcott is currently holding the Second Spirit somewhere in the world, the reason how it happened or when is a mystery, but this action was so deeply dark that made up even a killer Spirit like Kurumi Tokisaki allies with Shido to invade the building of DEM Tengu City in order to find information about this Spirit, according to Kurumi, the Second Spirit is the only Spirit who knows the identity of the First Spirit. Isaac Westcott is hiding something big and dangerous that will not only threaten the world but the whole universe.
    • Anime Universe
      • Season 1 (Light Novel Volume 1-4) - Isaac's darkness was so strong and influential in the story that he crossed up even during the first season when he did not even had appeared:
        1. After the Deus.Ex.Machina Industries have discovered a significant number of Spirits appearing in Japan, Isaac Westcott sent Mana Takamiya to kill the Spirit that had killed 10,000 people, however, from behind those good goals, he was just trying to show the strength of the D.E.M in AST and destroy peace that AST had put in Tengu. After having sent Mana to kill Kurumi, it was discovered that he had brainwashed in Mana and made her lose all memories of her past. This is clearly seen when she tries to remember her past, but every time she tries to remember her past, she felt great headaches.
        2. After he brainwashed her, he made his scientists made experiments in her to make her a Wizard, the result was a major disaster that ended her childhood, she had more than 10 years of her life taken from her. He completely destroyed the innocence of Mana as a child and has made her a psychotic murderer who followed his orders like a machine, killing, killing and killing just because Isaac said to do.
        3. He manipulated Mana by three years of her life and even lied about the parents that they had abandoned her when she was born and he broke all the people who were related to her, causing her to show loyalty only to Isaac that according to the Westcott's lie, he is the person who saved Mana.
        4. All conflicts of Wizards and spirits are related to Isaac at all, it was he who created the Realizers and created indirectly the AST squads around the world, making humanity turn against the Spirits saying they were being threatened to destroy the world. After the military governments around the world have armed, he sold Realizers and magic weapons created by science in mass to cause wars. The result was the death of millions and millions.
        5. He sent the White Licorice for JGSDF HQ in Tengu City, he sent a unit made for annihilation and destruction even though the unit would kill the person who was using the Cr-Unit. He was responsible for Origami had used the White Licorice and have caused a little destruction in a park and was the main responsible for make Origami have been reprimanded by AST and have almost killed Kotori.
      • Season 2 (Light Novel Volume 5-7):
        1. Daily Life - He put fear and panic among the generals of AST and did Origami afraid of his terrible personality, she said that his presence gave her the chills in her soul and it was not long before he brainwashed dozens of his soldiers sent the Irubi Island. Some time ago he tried to call Origami to his side using her hate for Spirits in order to make her capture Shido and delivers him to the DEM.
        2. Manifestation - Once Arbatel was destroyed by Yamai Sisters, Westcott had the chance to redeem himself of all his crimes by sending a rescue team and saving his soldiers who were in Arbatel when the ship was destroyed, however, he ignored the fact dozens of his officers were in danger and let them all die, and he still put nanomachines inside of their bodies in order that they all be killed without mercy.
        3. Diva - After Westcott received the report of Ellen on the island of Irubi, he decided he would finally do what he came to do in Japan after the recent reports of AST in Tengu; Capture and reverse the Kingdom of the Spirits, however, however, only the AST had enough information of what was happening around of Tohka Yatogami, so he ordered Ellen, the World's Strongest Wizard, to created a small group with 10 Wizards of D.E.M Industries under the command of Adeptus 3, Jessica Bailey, they were called DEM Industry Team Alpha of Japan Branch, to use the information and authority of AST in the city with this purpose. Westcott said he could do it quickly using bribery on Japan Ground Self-Defense Force, however, he said that military force in Japan were too incompetent to the service, then decided to leave this matter to his own company, but in fact, he wanted to make the greatest possible damage to the city and including harm to civilians by his "self-satisfaction" and also to show to the "Idiots-Pacifists" how the D.E.M Industries do the things.
        4. Girls' Music - He sent the Squadron to attack an event which brought together several high schools in Tengu City, after sending a squad full of psychotic mercenaries to attack an event with hundreds of people, he said to the Squadron that they should annihilate "ALL" people on the local who witnessed the battle, that due to the fact that humanity must not know about the existence of the Wizards and the Spirits or perhaps simply he should be worshiping carnage.
        5. The Army-Destroying Songstress - He got his wish after creating the squadron; cause the most damage possible to the city's civilians using the excuse "Humanities' great good" to have fun with the deaths of innocent people, and even manipulating the Wizards of AST and D.E.M only to give a slap in the face of Ratatoskr.
        6. The Promise to Keep - He ordened Ellen to capture Tohka Yatogami and brutally mentally and physically abuses and tortured Tohka also when he showed the worst kinds of possible torture, including rape and while he spoke cheerfully inhuman methods of torture, he mentioned that he would steal even the chastity of Tohka, to make her scream in pain as he sent his officials destroy her "dignity as a woman." After him realize that kill Shido in front of her is the most effective way to do make her enter in Inverse Form he indirectly manipulated Shido in order to make him come rescue Tohka of the DEM Industries Building No.1 and ambush him.
          1. In the same episode he crossed again using the power of Deus.Ex.Machina Industries to active the spacequake alarm in order to remove civilians from the city who were about to witness one of the most (and first) supernatural wars of the mankind. He sent thousands of Bandersnatchs Droids DD007, Bandersnatchs Drones and Wizards from the building's security to wage war against countless Kurumi clones. After the battle between the forces of D.E.M and Kurumi clones have started, he also manipulated the Miku's lesbians feelings in order in order that she help Shido rescue Tohka and to make Shido came alive in the Torture Chamber.
        7. The Truth About Miku - He manipulated Shido and Ratatoskr and everything happened as he wanted, he ordered Ellen to kill Shido in front of Tohka to make her go in Inverse mode while she watched the love of her life being killed in front of her without any possibility of help or do something. After the event, he laughed insanely while watched Tohka being inverted with the heart full of sadness and pain. His words after the event was: The Kingdom has inverted.....now, prepare yourselves, mankind! It's time for the triumphal return of the Demon King!
        8. Inverse Form - Created a battle over the city of Tengu, bringing a giant conflict between Wizards, Spirits and several Kurumi clones and also making him responsible for the destruction of 20% of the city, including the deaths of hundreds of his soldiers. After he had succeeded in Inverting Tohka, he fled from place leaving all his officers to die. After he flet from the place he never showed any sign or thought of guilt, despair, sorrow, or grief, but was happy that Tohka inverted as if nothing else mattered.
          1. Before Isaac Westcott escape the war that he created and leave hundreds of his soldiers to die and thus also as the rest of the world, Mana Takamiya and Jessica Bailey was in a chaotic battle between life and death. Jessica fought for her power-hungry and Mana fought against the corruption and oppression of the D.E.M Industries and fought mainly against the atrocities of Isaac Westcott. Since Jessica died in Mana arms as a result of manipulation and deception Isaac Westcott as well as all employees of D.E.M worldwide, Mana released a great anger and hatred to Isaac Westcott and promised that she would kill Isaac Westcott at any cost. The death of Jessica showed the enormity of Isaac Westcott with his subordinates. Isaac definitely crossed again when he made Jessica Bailey uses the Scarlet Licorice and made her fight on the battlefield, as a result, the whole life of Jessica was reduced to one day and thus resulting in a shocking death for Jessica. In a time of struggle until even Mana Takamiya said that "Jessica not deserve this as a human", the last words after Mana see Jessica dead in her arms because of Isaac Westcott was: Isaac.....Westcott! I will never forgive you!
    • Light Novels Universe:
      1. Light Novel Volume 8 - He tore the arm of one of the directors of D.E.M Industries after they tried to remove him from the post of Managing Director of D.E.M Industries. After that he was called "monster" within his own company.
      2. Light Novel Volume 8 Chapter 5 - After mutilation of the DEM's Board of Member, he used James A. Paddington that was captured by Ratatoskr after the fall of Arbatel in Irubi Island to communicate with Elliot Woodman, somehow he possesed James's body using a Realizer. After Westcott tries to call Elliot to his side (unsuccessfully), he left the Realizer of James's body, and in the process, Westcott killed James making him vomit almost all bloody of his body and ending the life of the "expendable pawn".
      3. Light Novel Volume 8 Chapter 9 - After he mutilated the officers of the DEM Board of Members, he caused quite a whirlwind of hatred mixed with anger in the Members of the DEM Board of Members. His action took Roger Murdoch want revenge for his arm ripped off and made the members of the DEM Board of Members launch the satellite Humpty Dumpty in order to lauch the satellite like a meteor in the city of Tengu to destroy the whole city and the whole population.
      4. Light Novel Volume 9 - He corrupted Origami, making her turn a Wizard from D.E.M Industries and made her cut all ties friendships of her life, including her passion for Shido. After him transform Origami in his servant, he made Origami kidnap Shido and started a conflict between Spirits and Wizards in a place with dozens of people, including women and children. He was the main responsible for transforms Origami into a real villain on the franchise.
      5. Light Novel Volume 9 Chapter 10 - After the DEM Industries Board of Members have plotted to kill Isaac Westcott sending the Satellite Humpty Dumpty to kill Westcott and destroy the entire city and the entire population, Westcott manipulated practically the battlefield without even lifting a finger. Westcott's plan was indirectly manipulate the Ratatoskr and Spirits sealed in the city and and force them to enter the battle, Westcott was not concerned about his own life or with the 50 million people who would lose their lives in a blink of an eye. During his apparition, he considered the attack that could be considered one of the largest in history as a game and was betting the lives of 50 million people in a chess game.
      6. Light Novel Volume 10 - He sent the Goetia to annihilate the Ratatoskr, creating mass chaos on the city of Tengu again without care for the thousands of people who were in the city. He said that his violent and chaotic methods were for his "self-satisfaction" and even demonstrated his hatred for "pacifist-idiots".
      7. Light Novel Volume 10 Chapter 10 - After he sent the Goetia to destroy Fraxinus, he succeeded in destroying a large part of the Ratatoskr. He destroyed Fraxinus and ended up completely the activities of the organization in Tengu City. After the incident, he almost caused a huge nuclear explosion in the city, which would kill the entire population and nearly destroyed the entire lest coast of Japan, all this just to get rid of the "arrogant-pacifists" who hindered his plans.
      8. Light Novel Volume 11 - As if not enough he nearly destroyed half of a country and have almost committed genocide in mass, he was reported by Ellen that Origami have become a Spirit, and tried to act like he was sad because he lost a powerful Wizard, however he could not hide his happiness and laughed insanely after he had seen that Origami turned into a Spirit.
      9. Light Novel Volume 11 Chapter 1 - After he reported about Origami's transformation, he manipulated her desire to avenge her parents and her hatred for Spirits and tried to capture her to make her into the in Inverse mode. However, he had to do nothing, Origami had already entered in Inverse mode when she traveled back in time five years ago with the help of Kurumi to kill the Spirit who killed her parents, however, she found that the Spirit who killed her parents, was not nobody less than herself. When Origami returned to her original time line, Westcott was even more happy and sent Ellen to capture Origami in her Inverse mode by saying "Ellen, I'd be happy if you caught "it" for me", referring the Wizard that was one of his most loyal subject like "it".
      10. Mana Mission - Crossed again during in the Light Novel at the time that he was responsible for creating a criminal organization through of his own actions. The Yard organization was created through his desire to put magic into bodies of psychopaths, serial killers, rapists, thugs and other scum of the humanity. His actions led to the creation of the Yard and does not take long to start coming in robberies, murders and assaults in mass in UK, generating conflicts between Wizards in the city.
    • Manga Universe:
      1. Date AST Like (Date A Strike Prequel) - When Artemisia B. Ashcroft volunteered herself to give her life for the D.E.M Industries in the hope that her life can help save and help humanity using the huge of D.E.M technology, however, Westcott was not interested in it (since he wants to drown the world in chaos and despair), although Westcott not give a cares for the humanity, he accepted the offer of Artemisia and said he would do everything for the good of humanity for her sacrifice was not in vain, but he asked she really wanted to do it (he said this with a preoccupation face), however, Artemisia said that she was ready for anything. After Isaac Westcott have accepted the offer of Artemisia he send her to scientists of D.E.M, however, what he did was very different that Artemisia wanted; he tore Artemisia's memories and left her in a coma for two years. After he had removed her memories he used her memories to create a new technology (<Territory> and <Ashcroft Beta Series> ) that would be sold as a weapon for military forces around the world. The level of his depravity was so deeply that even at one point in the story an official of D.E.M said that even hell would accept someone so depraved. Later in the series, this action caused a great angst and hatred in Cecil O'Brien, Leonora Sears, Ashley Sinclair, Mikie Okamine, Ryouko Kusakabe, Mildred F. Fujimura and Origami Tobiichi who were friends of Artemisia and tried to save Artemisia from the D.E.M Industries. Even a large company as Okamine Heavy Industries and Torataro Okamine realized that this experiment was inhuman and canceled the project Ashcroft forever.
      2. Date A Strike - When he discovered the betrayal of Edgar F. Caroll, Westcott ordered Ellen cut his head off, while the head of Edgar quit rolling on the floor of his office, Westcott did a great killer smile while he seemed amused by the horrific scene of blood and flesh spreading in the room. And soon after killed Edgar, he ordered the death of ALL members of the D.E.M of the research team who were working for Edgar, in the same night that Westcott ordered it, he massacred hundreds of officials themselves who were in the building.
    • Video Game Universe:
      1. ​​​Ars Install - When he created the Unknown and tried to make her destroy an entire universe, in the end he was successful in using her to destroy the Simulator Universe. Marina Arusu died in the process as one of the most tragic deaths in the entire series, doing Westcott responsible for the death of his own daughter. She was just an girl who just wanted to know the love of familty, but the only thing she received from Westcott was death.
  • Hotshot TV Producer: He crossed multiple times. As see below:
  1. He crossed when he tried to sexually entice Miku, however, Miku refused to accept the situation and left the place and never spoke to the Producer again.
  2. After that, the Producer spread false news about Miku, the news was so outrageous that all fans of Miku were leaving her one by one.
  3. And in a final attack, he made Miku contracting a disease that made her lose her voice, as well, she lost her singing career. The case Miku was so horrible, which made Miku thoughts of suicide after she lost everything. The Producer is also the responsible for making her have hatred of men, and he often regarded as one of the worst villains in Date A Live.
  • Ellen Mira Mathers: Crossed when she stabbed Shido while she and Isaac made Tohka watch the scene, she was responsible for Inverting Tohka and was almost responsible for the destruction of humanity.
    • Date A Strike - She crossed when either brutally cut off Edgar's head, and after decapitation, Westcott ordered the death of all people who were in the building, and as he was ordered, Ellen killed everyone in the building without mercy.
  • Kurumi Tokisaki: She crossed the Moral Event Horizon few times. As see below:
  1. She crossed when she tried to rape Origami and Shidou.
  2. She killed and devoured more than 10,000 people for fun and pleasure.
  3. When se killed the Abusers because they were trying to kill a cat (for many this was a heroic act.)
  4. When she tried to destroy Raizen School with all students. She even confessed to Shido that she can't be saved anymore.
  5. In Encore 2, she crossed when she killed her clone who had fallen in love with Shido in front of him, after killing her, her last words were "Goodbye Shido-san....and I'm glad to have met you." The scene became known as one of the saddest moments in Date A Live so far. On the other hand, considering the fact that she has created so many clones of herself that shares her psychotic nature that possesses tendencies to kill at least one of themselves had they attempt to gain redemption, Kurumi herself has doomed to unable to redeem herself completely (as Kurumi and her clones are one in the same).
  • Russell: Crossed when the members of the DEM Board of Members voted to dismiss Westcott from the MD (Managing Director) post. When all members of the DEM Board voted to expel the post of MD Westcott, Russell said. "Because the number of raised hands is zero, Westcott MD's request for dismissal will be rejected", when Russell mentioned it, a sound laser was heard in the room where they were, when all members heard the sound, they felt they could not move the fingers, this was an obvious reaction, after all they all had their arms cut off. In an instant, the whole room was covered with blood everywhere. The only thing that Russell did after that was out of the room next to Isaac Westcott and Ellen Mathers.
  • Jessica Bailey: She tried to kill thousands of innocent people in a school festival and almost created a war and she killed dozens of their own partners during her battles. After her defeat, she refused to turn back and keep fighting madly until her last moments of life, Jessica only stopped attacking after she almost was cut in two by Mana, and died in Mana's arms.
  • The Demon King: Crossed for the first time a thousand years ago when he was sealed in the north of Tartarus for bringing disgrace to the whole world, he was sealed forever due to his immortality.
    1. However, a thousand years later, the seal was broken and that he sought revenge because he was sealed for long. After he was released, he went to the kingdom causing destruction and chaos wherever he went, which resulted in the death of numerous people.
    2. Crossed for the last time when he threatened to destroy the entire kingdom, forcing the king to surrender his daughter to him for she becomes the Demon King's wife.
  • Roger Murdoch: Crossed when he tried to destroy Tengu City with the entire population while singing a song as if it were something as normal as breathing. And a chance to cancel the attack, he refused to turn back and said: "I do not care if you have to destroy the entire city, but bring me Westcott's head!". And at last his resistance, he ordered another satellite was launched in direction of the city, refusing to turn back at all times.
  • Phantom: She crossed the Moral Event Horizon when she gave Spirits's powers to Kotori Itsuka and made her burn down a part of Tengu City and so also was responsible for make Origami kill her own parents.
  • The Abusers: They killed and tortured several animals, the abusers were behind the murders of animals. Some of them eventually died at hands of Kurumi as retribution of their actions.
  • First Spirit: Crossed it brutally when it caused the greatest spacequake in history, killing more than 150 million people.

Dragon Ball

  • Tao Pai Pai: The original Complete Monster of the series who makes a profit out of slaughtering people, whether it's man, woman or child. After killing Bora he then goes on to curb stomp Goku and would have killed him had it not been for his Grandpa's Dragon Ball shielding him from the attack. He then commits his worst act when he forces a tailor to overwork on making a new outfit for him, and then murders him when the tailor asks him to pay for it. Even after being defeated by Goku and turned into a cyborg. He shows he's still as ruthless as ever when he stabs and tries to blow his old student Tien Shinhan up along with everyone in the tournament stadium.
  • King Piccolo: Orchestrates the murders of every Tenkaichi Budokai participant, beats Goku to an inch of his life, Takes over West City, and kills Roshi, Chaozu, and even Shenron thus preventing anyone from using the Dragon Balls against him.
  • Frieza: Destroying Planet Vegeta and the entire Saiyan population, who were nothing but loyal to him. He also kills everyone in the Namekian village even after finding out where the Dragon Ball is, and kills Nail, Dende, Vegeta, and Krillin in very brutal fashions. He naturally refuses to give up on his cruel ways even after Goku spares his life.
  • Cell: Killed many civilians by brutally sucking the life energy out of them through his tail, and caused Gohan to break into insanity resulting in him turning into a Super Saiyan 2 by not only torturing all of his friends but killing Android 16 infront of him.
  • Vegeta is a very special case. He started as a ruthless mass murderer interested only in power, and crossed many lines by killing or abusing Goku's friends (and his own), Namekians, many innocent people (under Babidi's control) and acting selfish to his friends and family. By redeeming himself after all this, he can be considered as a Karma Houdini. However, all his victims were resurrected (and later when reviving Buu's victims, Vegeta wants to make sure his victims were revived as well), and Vegeta was killed twice, the second time through a heroic sacrifice. Therefore, his crossing of the Moral Event Horizon is very debatable.
  • Broly: He crosses it when he blows up an entire planet that the slaves his father had that they use to live on, and says, "Oops, I did I blow it up?", followed by maniacal laughter. Additionally, Broly kills his father, who attempted to escape New Vegeta via spacepod, by crushing the spacepod with him inside it.
  • Van Zant: Crosses it when he kills several innocent bystanders and tries to kill Hercule and Bee which results in the creation of Evil Buu.
  • Tambourine: Crossed it when he murdered Krillin, the martial artist's in the tournament, and a fox boy's dad, the latter he stated was for fun.
  • General White: Crosses it when he threatens to kill the Village Elder, then shoots Kid Goku, almost killing him. This resulted in provoking #8.

Digimon

  • Myotismon: He's always been darker than Devimon and Etemon, threatening to kill many innocent kids in his search for the eighth Didigestined, but he crossed the line when he murdered Gotsumon and Pumpkinmon, then later reinforcing it by killing Wizardmon. He also took over body of Yukio Okiwa and took 3 years from his life.
    • After taking form of VenomMyotismon by canniblizing his remaining minions, Myotismon devoured DemiDevimon who helped him to resurrected in order to empower himself and, more vitally, DemiDevimon had became useless.
    • After taking form of MaloMyotismon, Myotismon psychologically tortured Arukenimon and snapped her neck to death. When an enraged Mummymon turned against him and attempted to revenge for Arukenimon, Myotismon destroyed him with Crimson Mist.
  • Puppetmon: He kills his own henchman who was begging to be taken with him.
  • Machinedramon: He orders to ruin whole his city just to ensure deaths of the Chosen Children.
  • Piedmon: He conquered and destroyed the Digital World and changes it into his own kingdom. He also turned most of the heroes into key chains.
  • Beelzemon: He sends Takato into a ballistic rage when he kills Leomon and therefore sends Jeri, his tamer, into her despair.
  • Lucemon: He crosses the line with his plan to enslave the residents of the Digital World, stripping them of their free will and forcing them to obey him. Also, in his Chaos Mode, he kills Loweemon and then absorbs Koichi's data as Koichi sacrifices himself against his Ultimate Sacrifice attack. He eventually moves on to try to enslave the human world as well.
  • Apocalymon: He crosses it when he crushes the Crests of children and sends them to another dimension. He also attempted to commit anihilation of the real and digital worlds.
  • Kurata: Crosses it in using Gizumon to commit genocide on the Digital World, then kills Keenan's surrogate father Digimon, Merukimon, and sadistically taunting him about it. This action is arguably one of the worst in the series.
  • Bagramon: He successfully conquers the Digital World and turns it into his empire. He also absorbs his brother to become stronger and to conquer the human world.
  • DarkKnightmon : He turned Yuu on his side by lying to him when he was just a naive child.
  • NeoVamdemon: He uses darkness loader to absorb MetalGreymon and become stronger off of his life force.
  • Gravimon: He uses his whip to torture Christopher's mind and attempts to make him his mindless puppet, and caused Deckerdramon's tragic sacrifise.
  • King Drasil: In film X-Evolution he unleashes a virus that kills 95% of population of the digital world, orders the royal knights to hunt Digimon who survived this and tries to destroy the digital world. In Digimon Savers he decided to destroy the human world to save digital world from collision, but in reality he wanted to destroy humans so they could no longer affect evolution of Digimon.

Horror/Monsters/Thrillers/Slashers

  • Count Orlok: He crosses it when he delivers the plagues to the town of Wisborg and kills many people, including Ellen Hunter, Thomas Hutter's wife.
  • Michael Myers: At first appears to be mentally disturbed when he kills his older sister but it's proven he is the embodiment of evil when he kills innocent people in sadistically gruesome ways (without a sign of pity, regret, or any other type of emotion) that stand in his way from killing his entire family, especially Dr. Samuel Loomis.
  • Freddy Krueger: Killed his wife Loretta in front of his daughter when she discovered he was the Springwood Slasher. He also trapped several teenagers inside his body so that he could harness their souls for energy.
  • Jason Voorhees: In retaliation for his backstory of him being born deformed, mentally disabled, and then murdered by bullies via drowning in the camp lake made him sympathetic Jason and his mother both slaughtered countless people, without a sign of pity, regret, or any other type of emotion.
  • Roman Bridger: It's discovered he convinced Billy to kill Maureen Prescott in the first place, setting the events of the entire Scream franchise in motion.
  • Otis B. Driftwood: He tortured people, and then killed them without remorse with the help from his family.
  • Captain Spaulding: He threatens to kill a young boys family because the boy doesn't like clowns, and he helped the Firefly family kill people.
  • Baby Firefly: Like her brother Otis, Baby tortured a bunch of people, and then killed them without remorse.
  • Billy Loomis: Continues his murder spree with Stu, even though his revenge on Maureen Prescott was complete.
  • Jill Roberts: Kills her own friends, mother, and betrays her own partner/lover Charlie via killing him so she can become the sole hero of the murder spree she started.
  • Jack Torrance: Physically abuses his son once, verbally abuses his wife multiple times, later tries to kill both of them with an axe, and actually succeeds in killing Dick Hallorann.
  • Pazuzu (The Exorcist) He crossed it when He attempts to kill Regan MacNeil.
  • The Entity: it has crossed it when it started to kill innocent people and children (such as Heather Langenkamp's husband) and he almost killed Heather and Dylan.
  • Dr. Christopher Meddows: Crossing it by launching his germ warfare prototype onto a small town, and when it mutated into The Blob decides to test its military potential by quarantining the town and running experiments on the survivors. When Meddows orders the Blob to be trapped in the sewers, he seals some of his own men with it.
  • Anton Bartok: Either crosses it when he lies to Veronica about her baby not being mutated to see the results of it's birth, causing Veronica to die of cardiac arrest, or keeping a mutant dog alive and in pain in a pit, lying to Martin that it was immediately put to sleep.

How To Train Your Dragon

  • Drago Bludvist: Before the film even began, he had armored dragons burn down a longhouse full of Vikings leaving Stoick as the sole survivor.
  • Alvin the Treacherous: Threatening the lives of Heather's parents to goad her to his side.
    • In the book series, he betrayed the trust of Fishlegs and Hiccup and tried to have them eaten by the Monstrous Strangulator.
  • Dagur the Deranged: Murdered his own father because he believed he was weak.

Middle-Earth saga

  • Smaug: Immediately crossed the MEH when he robbed the dwarf race of their kingdom and their treasure hoard, forcing them out of their kingdom and making them homeless and murdering many dwarven races and all their guards and warriors, massacred Lake-town and has never been remorseful for his cruel, evil actions and gleefully talks about them as a reminder to his enemies of his capabilities for being impenetrable, vile and cataclysmic.
    • Another reason to made Smaug feared for everyone aside his MEH crossing deeds (as seen in extended version of both An Unexpected Journey and The Desolation of Smaug) are his cruelty, along with his deadly capacities has greatly concerned Gandalf: Had Smaug willingly join forces with Sauron before events of War of The Ring began, it would have meant almost certain ruin for the Free Peoples -- the forces of Rohan and Gondor would not have been able to bring him down without suffering enormous losses due to his immense powers. Smaug himself even hinted to being planned for join forces with Sauron for an unknown reason due to his certain amount of knowledge about both Sauron and One Ring. Fortunately for the Free Peoples of Middle-earth, Smaug has been killed in the Lake-town during his rampage before he had a chance to lend Sauron a hand in the War of The Ring.
  • Sauron: Killed Elendil, King of Gondor and Gil-galad, returned after his defeat and regathered his armies and strength under the nose of Middle-earth, defeated and imprisoned Gandalf the Grey upon the discovery of his return, tortured Gollum for information on the whereabouts of the One Ring.
  • Azog the Defiler: Murdered the dwarf king, Thror, and many other races of dwarves, nearly killed Thorin during An Unexpected Journey and then in The Battle of the Five Armies, he killed Thorin's nephew, Fíli and later mortally wounded Thorin during the Battle of Five Armies and each time, showed nothing more than a sadistic smile whenever commiting these kind of acts, considering he is "the most vile of the orc race".
  • Saruman the White: While he acted as a double-agent for the Dark Lord Sauron during The Hobbit, he crosses the MEH during The Lord of the Rings when he betrays the White Council and Gandalf to Sauron's forces and is then pinned at the MEH when he creates bread of darkness known as the Uruk-Hai and under his command, they terrorised countless cities of Middle-earth (including the kindom of Rohan), intending to wipe out the race of mankind.
  • Glaurung Glaurung possibly passes the MEH when he convinces Turin that he needs to rescue his family when they were in no peril and abandoning Findiluas to his death, later laughing afterwards. He possibly passes it again when he sends Nienor into amnesia. He certainly passes it when with his last breath, he lifts his amnesia spell from Nienor and reveals that she is Turin's brother and that she is carrying their child, resulting in the suicide of Nienor, Turin, and the death of an unborn child and Glaurung had no qualms about gloating about it.
  • Bolg: Wounded Kili with a poisonous arrow and killed numbers of elves and dwarves during many battles, including the Battle of Five Armies, where he killed Kili.

My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic

  • Discord is an interesting case. He appeared to have crossed it in "The Return of Harmony" by cheating at his own game, corrupting the main characters, breaking their friendship, and bringing chaos throughout the land, taking sadistic glee in it all the whole while.
    • In later seasons, the Mane 6 work their hardest to redeem him. In Keep Calm and Flutter On, he reveals that he had only tortured the ponies out of self-defense, so Fluttershy offers to keep Discord's evil in check. Discord pretended to be Fluttershy's friend, so well that it really worked.
    • In Twilight's Kingdom, he almost crosses the MEH when he betrays all of Equestria when Tirek tempts him to join forces with him. When Tirek drains Discord of his magic, Discord notices how betrayed Fluttershy feels. He instantly regrets having turned against his only friends. Once Tirek is defeated, and everyone's magic is restored (even Discord's), Discord honestly admits that friendship is the most important magic of all.
  • Teenage Dragons: After bullying Spike throughout Dragon Quest; they finally cross it when they plan to smash phoenix eggs and eat them.
  • Diamond Tiara and Silver Spoon cross the MEH twice, in Ponyville Confidential she slaves all the stuends in her school to make Newspapers and the worse part is that when the Cutie Mark Crusaders use the News at the Mane 6 that make them Upset and rejected them so this time CMC is start to apologse at the Mane 6, the next one is Flight to the Finish when they start to make fun of Scootaloo and her flight problems so she and the Cutie Mark Crusaders would feel discouraged into winning the Ponyville flag-carrying title for the Equestria Games and so they could beat them.
  • Queen Chrysalis: When she impersonated Princess Cadance, leaving her to die in the forgotten caves beneath Canterlot, Twilight Sparkle was the only one who noticed a change in personality and called her evil. As her brother (who was her "big brother best friend forever" and never once had a single fight with her), her mentor (who only got angry at her once before, when she caused eternal chaos, and remained understanding and forgiving even then), and her friends (whose friendship was so powerful it defeated two mighty foes) to turn against her and disown her of their own accord (as opposed to Discord corrupting them to turn them against one another). This was arguably the most depressing moment of the series. Although many feel her true crossing of the Moral Event Horizon occurred in the comics, whose canonocity is up to the fans.
  • King Sombra: He enslaved an entire empire, uses fear on them, presumably killed its previous ruler, and tries to impale Spike, a baby dragon, to get the Crystal Heart, licking his lips as he gets closer to doing so. He ends up being the first major Friendship Is Magic villain to unambiguously die.
  • Mane-iac: Uses her Hairspray Ray Of Doom on the Power Ponies to immobilize them and cages them (with a steady dose of the Hairspray) so she can use her doomsday machine on them. Unfortunately for her, she is foiled when Spike/Humdrum traps some of her minions, distracting her long enough for the Power Ponies to escape and defeat her.
  • Tirek: He either crosses it when he banishes Princesses Celestia, Luna, and Cadance to Tartarus, even though they had already given their powers to Twilight, or when he seals Twilight's friends inside a cage, and drains their and Discord's magic, revealing his partnership with Discord to have been a sham.

Naruto

  • Orochimaru: Orochimaru crosses the Moral Event Horizon when he implanted Hashirama Senju's genetic code into 60 kidnapped infants in his attempts for godhood and showed absolutely no concern when they apparently all died. In the series proper, he murdered three Chunin hopefuls and stole their faces, sacrificed two of his loyal subordinates to bring Hashirama and Tobirama back as Edo Tensei, killed Hiruzen Sarutobi the Third Hokage, murdered the Fourth Kazekage after manipulating him and his village into War, and attempted to murder Tsunade, Naruto, Shizune, and Jiraiya after his arms were sealed.
  • Sasuke Uchiha: He deserted his homeland to join Orochimaru to become more powerful out of vengeance. He also showed no allegiance to any group, because he defected Konoha, Otogakure and the Akatsuki, when he no longer saw any use in them. He captured Killer B, host of 8-tailed beast. He attacked all kage because they stand in his way to kill Danzo, showing no respect to their authorities and becoming an international criminal. He also stabbed his most loyal supporter, Karin and left her to die. He also told Sakura Haruno to kill her only to divert her attention from his attempt to kill her. It should be noted that he nearly become a Complete Monster in process, though thanks to his reunion with Itachi Uchiha and confrontation with Kabuto, he question both his error and truth about everything that happened in his life, and after conversation with Orochimaru along with released souls of those whom sealed by Dead Demon Consuming Seal, he eventually chooses to redeemed himself. However he's still an insensitive social Darwinist and a jerk with no respect for his teacher Kakashi only because he no longer has Sharingan. After defeat of Kaguya he decided to execute kages instead of saving them, he declared his revolution against the whole ninja system, becoming a public enemy for the last time, something which prompt Naruto to battle him for the last time. In the end however, Sasuke eventually change his mind and redeem himself completely after realized that Naruto still consider him as his best friend no matter how far he turned to the dark side as much as Itachi did. All in all, Sasuke is one of known MEH crossers that still has a chance for redemption in spite the huge damage that he inflicted during the moments after learning the truth behind Uchiha's downfall. In addition, as he himself aware how far he turned to the dark side, he decided to embarks a long journey for achieving total redemption, especially for redeeming his MEH crossing deeds.
  • Deidara: He captured Gaara and helped in extracting his demon from him, resulting his death. He mocked Naruto with death of his friend, he disrespected Gaara's corpse by using them to make Naruto chase him and capture him. He also captured Isobu the Three-Tailed Beast, killing its guards. Even after his death and reanimation, he didn't get better.
  • Sasori: He killed the 3rd Kazakage and turned his corpse into a puppet & he also tried to kill his grandmother Chiyo and Sakura Haruno. Worse, he also killed a large number of people and turned their bodies into puppets. Not only that, Sasori claimed that he was once used 100 from them to destroy a nation once at the same time. which is proven in a filler episode.
  • Kabuto Yakushi: It's revelated he's Orochimaru's spy. He sacrifaces thousands of people to create his reanimated ninja army to support Obito Uchiha in his war.
  • Danzo Shimura: Tricks Hanzo that Yahiko is his enemy and later helps the former to kill the latter in exchange of promoting him to become a Hokage, tricks both Nono & Kabuto Yakushi into becoming Konoha's spies & then made them kill each other, stole Shisui's eye, ordered Itachi to kill the entire Uchiha clan, orders Sai & his brother Shin to kill each other, kills the messenger toad Kosuke so that he cannot tell Naruto about Pain's attack and then gathers his ROOT troops underground without even helping Tsunade defend Konoha hoping he would become Hokage, uses his "6th Hokage" authority to officially declare Sasuke as a wanted criminal, abandons the other 4 Kages to deal with Sasuke & the Zetsu clones & then mocks Itachi during his fight with Sasuke & he also took Karin as a hostage to slow Sasuke down, but she meant nothing to him. Though most of his action supposedly has beneficial consquences by some, these actions are considered despicable due to many casualities.
  • Hidan: He with Kakuzu captured Yugito Nii and helped in extracting her demon from her body, resulting her death. The two of them subsequently slaughtered a temple's worth of monks in order to collect the bounty on the head monk, Chiriku. He also tortures & kills Asuma Sarutobi & then sacrificing his soul to Jashin. He showed no regret in killing Asuma as he physically enjoyed it. Asuma wasn't his first victim. He even tried to kill Shikamaru & mocked Asuma in front of him. Even when having Shikamaru bury him alive, this not stopped him from mocking the latter.
  • Nagato/Pain: He killed Jiraiya and drowned his corpse, althought it can be considered as a self-defence or defence of own city-state from an invader, but nothing can advocate his attack on the Leaf village, it's anihilation and genocide of its populance just to seek for Naruto and his inner demon. He became evil, when he ordered Akatsuki members to capture all jinchuuriki and with them he killed them during extraction of their inner demons. He captured Utakata himself in anime after slaughtering his countrymen ninjas.
  • Madara Uchiha: Controlled Kurama to do his dirty work, attacked Iwagakuge & badly defeated Ohnoki & Mu, manipulated Obito by controlling Kirigakure shinobi to bring Rin Nohara to her own death in Kakashi's hands so he will do all his dirty work , defeats the 5 Kage so easily thus placing them in a near-death state, orders Black Zetsu to control Obito to use the life-risking resurrection technique to him instead of the people who died on the war, extracts Kurama from Naruto then stabs Sasuke in the heart & almost killed them both. Another reason to hate him is Madara somehow successfully keep himself alive as a free undead just as he realized Kabuto undo the summoning dead technique before his soul back to afterlife, and his long-time evil scheme, even if Obito proceed his dirty work before his resurrection, proves disastrous and results many deaths during it's process, includes Naruto's parents'. He even went too far by stealing Kakashi's Mangekyou Sharingan just to cross the other dimension and retrieve his Rinnegan from Obito due to Naruto and Sasuke turned the tide of the battle & even admitting how he planned Rin's death all along.
  • Obito Uchiha: He decided to follow Madara's plan, he caused death of Naruto's parents and massive destruction of the Leaf village by extracting Kurama, he killed Nagato's friends, he knew about Danzo's actions but kept the truth for himself, he manipulated Kisame, Nagato and Sasuke to join him and capture the tailed beasts. He also controled mind of the 4th Mizukage and cruel reputation of the Mist Village was thanks to him. Obito was so amoral that with realising plan of the eternal illusion, it didn't matter to him if anyone will be alive or dead, because in illusion everyone would be alive.
  • Kaguya Otsutsuki - She enslaved the world's people once by putting all in ethernal dream and later sucked all vital forces from them reducing them to mindless husks called Zetsu, now after her return she's doing it again with all friends of all protagonists.

One Piece

  • Akainu: Years ago, Akainu destroyed a ship that had many innocent refugees just so that Robin couldn't get away.
  • Spandam: Ruthlessly attacks a handcuffed Robin for speaking out of term. This act even disgusted Rob Lucci.
  • Hody Jones: It was revealed that he was the one that killed Queen Otohime just to place the blame on humans. And when Hody was asked what made him despise humans so much, he simply replied "Nothing".
  • Higuma: Argubly crosses it when he attempted to drown and kill Luffy even though he was just a child.
  • Marshall D. Teach: Kills a former crewmate named Thatch just to obtain his devil fruit. Teach was also the one who captured Ace and killed Whitebeard harboring no love or respect for his former captain. Teach then stole Whitebeard's devil fruit the Gura Gura no Mi by unknown means.
  • Arlong: In a flashback, Killed Nami and Nojiko's adoptive mothe, Bell-mère.
  • Donquixote Doflamingo: Ten years ago, he forced Riku Dold III, the former King of Dressrosa assaulting his people by controlling him and his soldier.
  • Captain Kuro: Attacks his own men and attempts to kill them in a powerful attack to eliminate the Straw Hats so that he can complete his plan to live alone in luxury in Syrup Village.

Phineas and Ferb

  • 2nd Dimension Doofenshmirtz: He was in fact a darker (and a more competent) counterpart of the bumbling inventor. Not only has he successfully taken over his Tri-State Area with his army of Norm-Bots, but he also turned 2nd Dimension Perry into a ruthless cyborg programmed to serve him as his general. He even planned to kill the original Perry, Phineas, Ferb, Candace, and even the original Doofenshmirtz while attempting to take over the original Tri-State Area.
  • 2nd Dimension Charlene: She turns out to be a darker counterpart of the bumbling inventor's ex-wife, as she turned several of 2nd Dimension Perry's fellow OWCA agents into ruthless cyborgs (including 2nd Dimension Pinky and 2nd Dimension Peter) during 2nd Doofenshmirtz's reign. She even planned to turn 2nd Candace, 2nd Phineas, and 2nd Ferb into cyborgs after tricking them into freeing her husband from jail.
  • Liam McCracken: He was infamous for hunting down platypi and turning them into trophies ever since he was a kid. He was hired at first by Doofenshmirtz to merely trap Perry, but reneges on the deal by trapping Doofenshmirtz as well, planning to turn both the evil scientist and the platypus into trophies. This forces the two foes to work together to stop him.
  • Aloyse von Roddenstein: He crosses it in the 2014 special "Phineas and Ferb Save Summer", when he moved the Earth further away from the Sun to perpetual winter with his latest invention, a revelation that shocks everyone (including Doofenshmirtz, who strongly opposes this). Also, in an attempt to move the Earth further into a new Ice Age that would endanger billions of lives, Rodney disables the reverse switch and the self-destruct button on his machine to ensure that it won't be stopped, which provoked a furious Doofenshmirtz to defeat him.
  • Smile Away Reformatory School Sergeant: He completely and utterly destroys the imagination of Phineas and Ferb through torture and discipline, turning them into mindless drones, though this never actually happened as it was simply a dream Perry was having.

Planet of the Apes

  • General Thade - He mistreated and tormented all the humans around him due to his disgust of their species. He would often overact and even threw a violent tantrums when he learned that Captain Leo Davidson's group stole their horses. Earlier in the movie, he brutally killed two of his own gorilla guards after they had discovered Leo's ship just to keep it a secret. Thade's hatred of humans knew no bounds, even branded Ari with the mark of the slave when she came to ask for forgiveness.
  • Steven Jacobs - Cared only about profit and little about anyone else's well being. But he truly crossed it when he assisted the police in shooting and killing many of the apes on the Golden Gate Bridge. Despite his death, his damage proved too great: His actions not only drove Koba turned to the dark side, but his involvement with the "ALZ-113" also causes most of mankind's population dies as he unaware that one of his employee, who took one of the vial, unknowingly realize that ALZ-113 became a deadly virus that kill most human population and evolved apes into stronger being.
  • Koba - Though Caesar took him in and treated him as a friend, Koba hated humans, so much that it blinded him and caused him to take villainous actions. He killed two guards at the human armory and stole the rifle to kill Caesar and framed the humans. He used this to lounge war on the human city and ruled over the humans and apes with an iron fist, imprisoning those whom too loyal to Caesar and even killed Ash, his young follower for refusing to kill two humans as it wouldn't be what Caesar wanted.

The Simpsons

  • Town of Springfield: (Note: It is not a character but an entire population that crosses the Moral Event Horizon) In "Boys of the Bummer", they mistreated Bart simply over a baseball game and even after Bart tried to commit suicide, they didn't stop abusing him. They later apologized to Bart after Marge called them out on their cruelty.
  • Mr. Burns: In Curse of the Flying Hellfish, he threatens to shoot Bart and then tries to drown him.
  • Sideshow Bob: In Funeral for a Fiend, he tricks everyone in Springfield into turning against Bart by convincing them that Bart lead him to insanity. He then fakes his death, pinpoints it on Bart, and everyone sees Bob die as a legend. However, he finally crossed it when he had his brother lead Bart to the funeral home to be cremated alive.
  • Russ Cargill: Although at first he only wants to prevent Springfield's pollution from spreading, he crosses the line by attempting to destroy Springfield (killing its entire population) with a time bomb.
  • Moe Szyslak: Force drank Homer to near death because he realized that beer is ruining his marriage.
  • Cecil Terwilliger: Attempts to kill his brother Sideshow Bob, Bart and Lisa, and blow up the Springfield dam and flood Springfield, to frame Bob and make off with the money he embezzled.
  • Lyle Lanley: After setting up his faulty monorails, left hundreds of people to die on the monorail.

South Park

  • Eric Cartman: Having Scott Tenorman's parents killed and feeding them to him as chili. This was the most prominent indication of his progression from a bratty, selfish jerk to a truly evil character since the start of the series.
  • Sheila Broflovski: In Bigger, Longer, and Uncut, she shoots Terrance and Phillip in the head even after her son, Kyle, pointed out to her that starting a war against Canada and killing Terrence and Phillip was wrong and pointless.
  • Mr. Herbert Garrison: He tried to stop the gay marriage bill from being passed to the degree that he almost had Stan and Kyle killed, and also threatened to break Cartman's legs and burn his house down if he didn't take his forged egg.
  • Stephen & Linda Stotch: Linda crosses it when she tries to kill Butters by releasing the brakes on her car which causes it to roll into the ocean. Stephen & Linda both cross it when they beat Butters so hard that it couldn't be shown on screen after Cartman frames Butters for trash-talking his parents. They then go downhill from there by selling him to Paris Hilton to locking him up in a basement and trying to feed him a woman they killed. Not only that, the attempt to 'ground' him for everything and anything, and Butters is so scared of his father he imagines him as a monster.
  • Grandma Stotch: She beat up and constantly bullied Butters to the point of him having a nervous breakdown for no reason.
  • The town of South Park: Constant pestering Britney Spears until she tries to commit suicide, and when it fails they continually do it while mocking her appearance. Ultimately, THEY kill her instead of her killing herself, so they could get a 'fresh harvest' of corn in the fall.

Spongebob SquarePants

  • Plankton: While in series he was a comedy villain, in the movie version of the series he stole King Neptune's crown, frames Mr. Krabs for it, enslaves Bikini Bottom, shows excitement and joy when Mr. Krabs is going to be executed, and hired Dennis to kill SpongeBob and Patrick. In process, he has became a dangerous threat (as he also brainwashed King Neptune along with all the Bottomites via mind-controlling helmet at climax) against both entire ocean and universe had SpongeBob not stop him. Even in the series, however, Plankton still crosses the MEH (though the threat from his deeds are not on deadly level yet) throughout the special episodes like destroying Spongebob's favorite area "Jellyfish Fields", pops the gigantic purple goo to goo up Bikini Bottom after he got the formula from Krabs. He attempted to fry Spongebob and gang including Karen and making fruitcake with Jerktonium and turn nice folks into jerks during Christmas.
  • Burger-Beard: Burger-Beard crosses this by stealing Krabby Patty recipe through a magic book's powers, inevitably turned entire Bikini Bottom into post apocalypse state as majority of Bikini Bottomites unable to cope with Krabby Patties.
  • Mr. Krabs: The episode One Coarse Meal has been debated as perhaps the darkest episode in the SpongeBob SquarePants series due to Krabs' actions. Upon discovering Plankton's phobia of whales, he dresses up as Pearl and terrorizes Plankton for 17 days, giving him nightmares and eventually leading him to attempt suicide. Spongebob offers to help Plankton by revealing Mr. Krabs's fear of mimes, one whom Plankton hires to terrorize Mr. Krabs in turn. Other than that, Mr. Krabs gets no proper comeuppance for attempting to drive Plankton to suicide (i.e. arrested), as he only had Plankton's hired mime scare him. He also crosses it earlier in Jellyfish Hunter, where he kills jellyfish in a factory just to get the jelly from them for the customers (after his defeat, he reluctantly took jelly off the menu). He also crosses it when he made lies in the newspaper, the Krabby Kronicle, which ruined the Bottomites lives (and becaue Plankton lost his restaurant thanks to Krabs, he mentioned "And I though I was evil") and even counterfeited money in the end (possibly unlikely to spend any of it), which is extremely illegal. Finally, in The Cent of Money, he crosses it when he uses Gary as a coin magnet to steal coins from everyone and not caring for the snail's suffering (he even calls Gary a "sneagle" rather than a snail).
  • Squidward Tentacles: Arguably crossed the MEH in Little Yellow Book, when he reads Spongebob's diary out loud to the entire town. Even after being forgiven by Spongebob, Squidward continues by reading his personal diary, saddening Spongebob even more. Squidward even said that it was worth it.
  • Mrs. Puff: After years of putting up with SpongeBob's wreckless driving, she was finally driven insane in Demolition Doofus, when she apparently lost her ability to puff, thanks to SpongeBob. She later gets SpongeBob into a Demolition Derby in hopes of him getting killed by offering him "extra credit". As his bad driving makes him a star, Mrs. Puff snaps and tries to run over SpongeBob by using a huge monster truck. Instead, she destroys her boating school, but she turned back to normal and regained her sanity, only with disappointment.
  • Patrick Star: Has two potential MEHs:
  1. In Yours, Mine and Mine, after SpongeBob and Patrick agree to share a toy, he holds onto it refusing to share it with SpongeBob and eventually eats it so SpongeBob can't play with it. After Mr. Krabs makes toys for both of them, Patrick takes SpongeBob's money and asks SpongeBob if SpongeBob learned anything about sharing. Many fans considering this Patrick's worst flanderization in terms of selfishness, as in some ways, treated as unforgivable.
  2. In Pet Sitter Pat, he frequently abuses Gary by starving him, threatening him with a flamethrower (which fans consider the worst thing Patrick has ever done) in an attempt to get Gary to take a bath, bathes Gary with a hose and soap flakes, making Gary hit the wall in SpongeBob's pantry, and dries Gary with a hairdryer, because Patrick couldn't find any salt (which probably would have killed Gary).

Star Wars

  • Emperor Palpatine: Palpatine definitively crosses the MEH when he starts the Clone Wars to extend his cadency of Supreme Chancellor, turns Anakin Skywalker to the dark side and gives the clone troopers Order 66, leading to the Second Great Jedi Purge.
  • Darth Maul: In the TV series, he manipulated Death Watch and Black Sun and turned them into his private army to conquer planet Mandalore, he put his puppet ruler in charge and killed Duchess Satine, Obi-wan's old love much to his sorrow while he smiled gleefully. In the movie, it's likely when he kills Qui-Gon.
  • Count Dooku: He created a separatist alliance against the Republic, he betrayed, wounded, murdered, lied and manipulated to get advantage. He killed jedi master Syfo Dias and took his identity, recruited Jango Fett as a source of clone army for his war, but he lost that, he betrayed the Republic to Darth Sidious, he sent Obi-wan, Padme and Anakin to exectution arena, he cut off Anakin's arm, he lead war against the Republic, during the Clone Wars he sponsored horrific experiments, inventions of weapons of mass destruction and destructive starships, he ordered to kill all witnesses, he ordered to terminate Assajj Ventress, when his master suspected him plotting against him, he later abandoned her, when he saw no more use of her and he ordered General Grievous to kidnapp Chancelor Palpatine when he lead massive ambush on Coruscant.
  • Grand Moff Tarkin: As one of the most infamous crossings of all time, he destroyed the planet Alderaan after making a false promise to Princess Leia that he would spare Alderaan if she revealed the location of the rebel base. Hoping to spare both, she lied and claimed the rebels were on Dantooine. Tarkin however decided to destroy Aderaan anyway, to frighten planets away from rebelling. He also planned to continue Emperor Palpatine's Empire after he was gone.
  • Jabba the Hutt: Jabba crosses the Moral Event Horizon when he orders Luke, Han, and Chewbacca to be thrown into the Great Pit of Carkoon to be eaten by the Sarlacc, after Luke slaughtered his pet Rancor, despite the fact that, in this situation, Han and Chewbacca were relatively innocent, whereas Luke provoked Jabba (though unintentionally; he was defending himself against the Rancor and didn't wish to kill it, but saw no other choice.)
  • Darth Vader: As Anakin Skywalker he cut off Mace Windu's right hand, helping Palpatine to kill him. He then became Palpatine's Sith pupil, for his order he masacred children in jedi temple, choked his beloved Padme after wrongly thinking that she betrayed him. For 20 years he preserved totalitarianism of the Galactic Empire, took over Cloud City, froze Han Solo and gave him to Boba Fett, cut off Luke Skywalker's right hand, and he, along with the Emperor, played on Luke's emotions after capturing him.
    • By Return of the Jedi Vader is shown to be subverting the crossing, as only Luke Skywalker believes that Vader still has a chance at redemption. Indeed, he proves his worth by saving his son (Luke) from the Emperor's shocks. Vader tosses the Emperor down the Death Star, killing him, but the shock power killed Vader as well.
  • Pong Krell: Krell crossed the MEH many times over, being stern and strict about Rex and the clones obeying his reckless orders that purposely led many of the clones in battle to their deaths with his strategies, ordered clone troopers Fives and Jesse to be executed for their defiance, he then tricks his men into killing each other and always sadistically gleeful whenever he killed a clone trooper when they turned on him after his treachery was revealed and taunted Captain Rex into shooting him, knowing that he could not bring himself to do it.
  • General Kalani: Killed millions of innocent people who were against oppression separatists in Onderon causing a massacre of civilians in mass of women, men, elderly and even children,and even after such atrocities against an entire planet, Kalani still alive waging war against the Galactic Republic at the outer edge, invading neutral planets or enslaving planets or races and allied Galactic Republic.
  • Savage Opress: He killed his brother, who helped him becoming Asajj Ventress' pupil as his final test. He commited numeroues genocides for order of Count Dooku, he killed king of Toydaria despite Count Dooku had earlier commanded him to capture him alive. He used intimidations and death treaths to find Darth Maul and save him. He helped him in building an army from gangsters to conquer planet Mandalore, which ended with a success.
  • Durge: He caused numerous mass murders under no orders, for no reason other than it's fun.
  • General Grievous: During his military campaigns, ambushing the Jedi party on Hypori and killing nearly everyone there, killed thousands of Jedi and never once showed any emotion or remorse for his evil deeds of rampage and murder of millions.

Yu-Gi-Oh!

  • Yami Marik: He tries to kill Odion, and traps Mai Kujaku in her own mind after having assaulted her psyche during their duel.
  • Dartz: near the end of the fourth season it's revealed that he was responsible for the death of Rafael's family as well as ruining the rest of his henchmen's lives to convince them to join his crusade.
  • Yami Bakura: He crosses it when possessing Ryo Bakura and forced Yugi to a Shadow RPG Game.
  • Zorc Necrophades: He crosses it when sacrificing his pawn, Thief King Bakura, in order to revive himself.

Film

Transformers Film Series

  • Megatron - He, along with The Fallen, was the cause of Cybertron's destruction when Decepticons and Autobots have started a war that has destroyed much of Cybertron. In first movie, he killed Autobot Jazz by ripping him in half. Then in Revenge of the Fallen, after being resurrected, attempts to painfully rip Sam's skull open to read his thoughts, but is stopped by Optimus. Megatron then cowardly and brutally murders Optimus when his back is turned. He also corrupted Sentinel Prime, though at climax revealed that this deed ultimately backfires as Sentinel turned out manipulate him all along so he can usurp his leadership over Decepticons, as revealed by Carly who convince him to attack Sentinel out of rage later. He also destroyed the monument of Abraham Lincoln to take the throne. These practically gives a logical reason why Optimus Prime lost his sympathize towards him as his "brother", as he avenge this MEH crossing deed either damage his face with his own cannon at Revenge of the Fallen or de-spine him in Dark of the Moon.
    • As Galvatron, he controls all of the KSI man-made transformers after manipulates KSI via knowledge of transformers physiology in his mind, making them a new Deception army, and attacks Hong Kong in order to takes back the "seed" and destroys the whole city.
  • Starscream - During battle where he involved in the movie, he crippled Ironhide and Ratchet as well as killed many human soliders. He also attempted to blow starship of the Autobots to kill them under Dylan's order.
  • The Fallen: He betrayed his brothers Primes out of pure spite toward humans by tried to gather Energon from Earth's sun which could anihilating the planet in the past, and then started a war on Cybertron. He tries to resume his plans once more after had Megatron assassinate Optimus, but ultimately killed by a revived Optimus himself.
  • Sentinel Prime - He betrayed the Autobots to the Deceptions, executed Ironhide (and the Twins Mudflap & Skids in an unused draft seen in the comic adaptations) and tried to ruin Earth and enslave human race. Worse, it turned out that he manipulate Megatron all along as he proceed to usurped the Decepticon leadership so he can have Decepticon army all by himself only to made his plans goes smoothly. On top of that, damage that he caused was too great; human government lost their faith with the Autobot, and Harold Attinger use it as propaganda against Cybertronians on earth further.
  • Dylan Gould - Betrayed humankind to the Decepticons and worked as their spy as well as ordered his bodyguards to beat Sam and had Starcream shoot the Autobot's ship. He also personally blackmailed him, mocked him and attempted to kill him. Other reason to hate him was when Dylan reveal his true color, he has already became one of high-ranking Decepticon commander and his comeuppance are less severe than his deed (merely electrocuted by one of Sentinel's pillar).
  • Soundwave - He hacked human government databases to steal top secrets, ordered Ravage to steal the Allspark shard to revive Megatron and ordered Laserbeak to kill anyone affiliated with the Moon Landing Project, threathened to torture Carly, killed many of Chicago population along with other Decepticons as well as Que/Wheeljack who pleaded for his life without remorse with the help of Barricade, under Dylan's orders. In an unused draft which is still seen in the comic adaptations & junior novelizations, he killed Dino/Mirage instead & uses his corpse to taunt the Autobots. His crossing of MEH are all avenged when Bumblebee kills him.
  • Lockdown (Transformers Film Series) Starts by ripping the spark out of the gravely injured Ratchet, killing him. Later Lockdown destroys the Yeager family home during the Cemetery Wind chase scene in Texas and kills Cade's friend Lucas by throwing a grenade and turning the man into a statue of transformium. He also tries to recapture Optimus by using a giant magnet from his ship by absorbing metallic objects then dropping them on the Autobots in Hong Kong endangering many civilians in the process.
  • Harold Attinger - Crosses this by using events in Chicago in Dark of the Moon as propaganda against Cybertronians on earth further. Thanks to this, no one able to against him when he had many Autobots hunted down and killed (as well as purge other humans that proven gets in his way) until his nefarious actions ultimately put into an end at hands of Cade Yeager & his family with help of Autobots, and presumably restores mankind's faith towards Autobots in process. Other reason to hate him are he had manipulated both Brains and Joshua Joyce to creates mass produced artificial Transformers using the corpses of the Decepticons as well as some of the Autobots he had killed as ruse to gain a Seed for himself as he had secretly had a deal with Lockdown to do so. His deed when he created mass produced Transformers ultimately backfires when he uses Megatron's remains to create Galvatron, whom not only revive Megatron inside it, but also evolved into stronger Transformer whom proceed to took other artificial Transformers to his side. Fortunately, most of his actions are avenged when Optimus shoots him in the chest.
    • Joshua Joyce's betrayal as soon as he aware with Attinger's dark nature also revealed that Attinger's whole records of evil actions (includes his MEH crossing deeds) would threatened to ruined both KSI and Joyce's good name and turned them all into war-criminal like Attinger and Savoy himself. All of these are something that Joyce greatly despised, as in fact, Joyce actually wants to made the world into the better place, not induce the chaos toward it instead like what Attinger actually done in spite of Attinger's intentions.
  • James Savoy: Threatens Tessa in order to force Optimus Prime out of hiding. Later he tries to brutally kill Cade Yeager and his family in Hong Kong. Worse, in his last attempt to take their lives, he was completely indifferent with Cade whom tell him that he understand the pain that he has, and Cade was ultimately forced to let James fall to his death.

Disney and Pixar films

  • Paolo Valisari: Pretends to be in love with Lizzie McGuire, but was in fact manipulating her to pose as his look alike ex-girlfriend/singing partner Isabella, to frame Isabella for lip-syncing, and humiliate Lizzie in the International Music Video Awards.
  • Lyle Tiberius Rourke: Planned to steal the crystal from Atlantis all along without telling Milo and punched the King of Atlantis, mortally wounding him given how old he is. It was enough for Dr. Sweet to turn against Rourke and tried unsuccessfully treating the King's wounds. He also punched Milo down for his "soapbox," and stepping on the picture of Milo and his grandfather, breaking the glass of the frame.
  • Prince Hans: He manipulates the naive Princess Anna, by getting her to fall for him to rule her kingdom. When Anna was revealed to be slowly freezing to death, Hans betrays her, leaves her to die, and uses her alleged death as an excuse to charge Queen Elsa with treason and attempts to carry out her execution himself.
  • Jafar: Tries to kill Aladdin after he gave him the magic lamp, and later had him kidnapped and thrown into the ocean to drown.
  • Governor Ratcliffe: In the end of the first film, he crosses it when he tries to Shoot at Chief Powhatan, but Smith takes the bullet, but survives as it is not fatal. Thomas and his gang are appalled by this and discover him for the liar he was. In the sequel , he allows Smith fall to his "death" and tells the King that he was died but after he finds out he was still alive, he hires a circus performer to bear bait in front of Pocahontas and the king's court to make Pocahontas act savage and be punished by the king to get her out of the way.
  • Man: In one of the most memorable and traumatizing scenes in cinema, he shot Bambi's mother off screen, leaving the young fawn motherless and his father mateless in the cold.
  • Syndrome: Though given a sympathetic backstory by being firmly rejected by Mr. Incredible when he wanted to be his sidekick, he crossed the line when he shot a missile at Mr. Incredible's family twice, believing that he would get over it as he told him that he worked alone. He and Mirage also killed several superheroes in the past so he could pretend to be a superhero and eventually sell his inventions so that nobody would actually be super.
  • Ramsley: Poisons Elizabeth and lies to Master Gracey by claiming she committed suicide which caused him into killing himself. This was responsible for the curse of Gracey Manor.
  • Percival C. McLeach - Used Cody as a bait to catch the rare eagle by lying to him that another poacher had already killed her and left the eggs without a mother. Later attempted to feed Cody to a swarm of crocodiles when he had outlived his usefulness.
  • Scar: Killed his brother, Mufasa, to become king of the Pridelands and blames Simba for it by exiling him. During his and Simba's confrontation, Scar even betrays his henchmen the Hyenas, telling Simba that all that happened was their fault/idea.
  • Template:Zira: Menacingly threatened Kiara, abused her own children, threatened to kill an entire pride, ambushed Simba and greviosuly wounded him, later attacked Kovu, then threteaned to kill her own daughter, before, while hanging off the ledge, attempted to kill Kiara when she offers her help. Shortly afterward, she plummets and apparently drowns.
  • Judge Claude Frollo: Killed Quasimodo's mother and tried to drown him simply because he was deformed. Later in the film, he let him get hit with fruits by the guards and citizens (simply because he had decided to attend a gypsy festival), and sniffed Esmeralda's hair (despite hating gypsies). But worst of all, in order to track down Esmeralda, Frollo tries to kill an innocent family (children included) by setting their home on fire just to set an example (as well as a few other buildings in Paris). Later, after finally arresting the gypsies at the Court of Miracles, he sentences them all to be burned alive at the stake for witchcraft. Last, but not least, he savagely tries to kill Quasimodo (who was his adopted son) and Esmeralda atop Notre Dame only to be condemned for his actions and fall to his death in a pool of molten lead. This makes him one of the most evil villains ever to appear in a Disney animated film.
    • In Kingdom Hearts: Dream Drop Distance, he crosses it when he plans to use the Wargoyle Dream Eater to pass "righteous judgement" on all the gypsies. Even Riku explained "Once you've fallen that far, there's almost no coming back".
  • Shan-Yu: Had one of his men kill one of the two messengers, obliterates an entire village, and (presumably) kills an innocent girl who lost her doll.
  • Lots-O' Huggin' Bear: Despite the fact that at the beginning, he was depicted as an evil and sadistic governor, he crosses the MEH abandoning Woody and his friends to die in the incinerator after they save him by not pressing the emergency stop button, and yelled "Where's you kid now, Sheriff?", thus cementing him as the most depraved villain to ever appear in a Toy Story or Pixar film. This has been a particularly notable example that was acknowledged by numerous audiences when first seeing the film theatrically, particularly because Lotso did have a tragic backstory, but denied the perfect opportunity to redeem himself.
  • Professor Ratigan: Tries to assassinate Queen Moustoria by feeding her to his cat, Felicia. It is also stated (and often debated) that in his song, he drowned widows and orphans.
  • Prince John: Ordered Friar Tuck to be hanged, knowing that in doing so he would lure out Robin Hood. Sir Hiss was shocked that he would do such a thing.
  • John Clayton: Crosses it when he shoots Kerchak, mortally wounding him. He also tries to kill Tarzan, even after he spares his life. This is similar to Gaston's behavior and much like Gaston, this leads to his death.
  • Cutler Beckett: Hanged anyone associated with pirates, including a young boy, and later killed Governor Weatherby Swann simply for finding out that he who stabs Davy Jones must take his place as the Flying Dutchman's captain.
  • Randall Boggs and Henry J. Waternoose III: Planned to kidnap all children and (possibly) kill them just to keep a company going.
  • Turbo: He left his game titled TurboTime and tried to take over the newer video game RoadBlasters out of jealousy, and he later invaded Sugar Rush and turned Vanellope into a glitch, becoming its ruler. Later in the film, he convinced Ralph that if Vanellope raced, they would shut down the game and she would die with it. This in turn caused him to destroy her cart and nearly ruin their friendship. He tries to kill Vanellope after the latter was about to win the race, only to have his true identity revealed and ended up devoured by a Cy-Bug. As a Cy-Bug, he stopped Ralph from killing all of the other Cy-Bugs who plans on using Diet Cola Mountain and forced him to watch Vanellope die in the hands of the Cy-Bugs.
  • Tex Richman: In order to shut down the Muppet Theater, Tex uses an axe to cut down the power and uses his car to cut off the telephone wires by backing it up towards the phone tower, thus ruining the Muppet Telethon.
  • Amos Slade: Comes dangerously close to crossing it when he is about to shoot Tod even after he saved his and Copper's lives, but manages to avoid it when Copper convinces him to stand down and let Tod live.
  • Giant Magnet: Although originally designed to destroy, he constantly tried to send the appliances on the converor belt, which leads to the crusher. And later, he placed their "master" on to the belt.
  • Chick Hicks: Deliberately Slideswiped King just to win the Piston Cup. The crowd turned on him and booed him for this.
  • Judge Doom: Plotted the genocide of his own species with a ton of dip. In the past, he was responsible for killing Eddie's brother by dropping a piano on him.
  • The Coachman: Ran a place known as Pleasure Island that turned little boys into donkeys and then sold them to slavery. When Lampwick turned into a donkey, it was considered to be one of the scariest moments in cartoon history. Afterwards, the Coachman did not recieve any punishment in the film (though he did in the video game).
  • Miles Axlerod: Though his identity has not yet been revealed at this time, he orders that McQueen be killed for saying that he'll continue to use Allinol in the next race. Double-bill as Professor Z is the one who is given the order and is more than willing to carry it out. If not, they cross it when they rig Mater with a bomb and intend to blow him and McQueen up when he gets too close.
  • King Stefan (Maleficent Film): Despite the fact that he was remorseful for stealing Maleficent's wings and he once befriended her (as well as introducing her to true love's kiss), Stefan eventually hated Maleficent once she retaliated by cursing Aurora, so much to the point that he was driven to the dark side farther than Maleficent herself was. He left his dying queen to perish for the sake of his obsession for hunting Maleficent, sent his men to hunt the fairy down (only to return with failure and severe injuries), and then tried to stab her from behind when Maleficent spared him. Another reason to hate him was he HIMSELF was responsible for pinning her to the dark side in the first place by stealing her wings.
  • Scott Hoager and Gary Fulcher: Stepped up their bullying towards Jess Araons after the death of his best friend Leslie Burke, and Scott goes as far as to make a joke about it.
  • The Sanderson Sisters: Cross it when they drain the life out of Emily (who is just a child) just to become young again.
  • The Director: When his set catches on fire, he leaves Penny to die.
  • Bradley Uppercrust III: attempted to injure his opponents in the X-Game finals (in methods which could have severely injured or even killed them). He even callously leaves his right hand man Tank to die in the burning X-Games fabric logo. Max and Goofy rescue Tank and Max beats Brad to the finish line. Tank then turns on Brad for betraying him and slingshots him into the X-Games Blimp.

Marvel Cinematic Universe

  • Ronan the Accuser: He betrayed Thanos and kept the infinity stone for himself to commit genocide upon the Nova Corps. However before the film, it is stated that he had committed many genocides and killed Drax the Destroyer's wife and daughter, and during his battle with him, told him that he doesn't care to remember and he'll forget killing him as well, but when he does recall, later, he only regarded that their screams were pitiful. When the Infinity Stone is removed from his warhammer and Quill grabs at the cost of his life, Ronan only shows a sadistic smile. All of this makes him one of the most monstrous, psychotic and despicable villains in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
  • Thanos (Marvel Cinematic Universe): Although he adopted her and treated her as a daughter; he killed Gamora's family and tortured her until she became a living weapon. He also used Loki to bring Chitauri on Earth.
  • Abomination: He killed a policewoman staying on his way to Samuel Sterns, he later intimidated him to give him Hulk's strength, he accidentally caused his own mutation.
  • Thunderbolt Ross: he hunted Hulk in whole America, gave Blonsky super soldier formula and captured Banner
  • Obadiah Stane: Obadiah crossed the Moral Event Horizon in Iron Man when he breaks into Tony Stark's house, paralyzes Tony, and steals the miniature arc reactor powering his heart, nearly killing Tony. He also reveals to Tony that he was the one who ordered the hit on him in Afghanistan. He later uses the stolen arc reactor to power his Iron Monger suit.
  • Loki: He made a deal with Laufey only to double-cross him and take over Asgard. He later killed 80 humans and brought Chitauri to Earth to invade.
  • Malekith the Accursed: Crosses the MEH when he executes Thor's mother, Frigga, along with Kurse.
  • Kurse: Crosses the MEH when he kills Frigga under the orders of his master, Malekith, and then nearly kills Loki.
  • Aldrich Killian: He crossed it after destroying Tony Stark's home, killing Maya Hanson and then capturing Pepper Potts (while subjecting her to the Extremis in the process) and the President, nearly killing them both.
  • Alexander Pierce: He crossed it when he killed his maid/housekeeper when she caught him having a conversation with the Winter Soldier about HYDRA operations in his home. Worse, result of his Project Insight, albeit foiled by Captain America, proved disastrous due to making S.H.I.E.L.D organization nearly destroyed.

The Mystical Laws

  • Emperor Tathagata Killer: Crossed the Moral Event Horizon in many of his appearances, which effectively making him in the deepest level of MEH:
    1. ​Crossed for the first time when he became an scientist of the Godom army. After he become a scientist in the army, he captured beggars and people without families and used them in testing laboratories. It is not known how many people he killed in his scientific tests.
    2. Crossed after deceive Leika Chan. He said he needed the Leika's technology to bring peace to the world and he said that he would end the wars, and then Leika Chan accepted his offer to help humanity flee from destruction. However, what he did was another thing, he created a coup and took the Emperor's throne for him.
    3. When Leika Chan accepted the offer of Tathagata Killer, she said she wanted the people of Velga who had their planet destroyed come to Earth, Tathagata agreed, however, he forced Leika to give all her technology information to him. And if she not give all her technology for him, he said that he would enslave her people.
    4. After he turned Godom Empire in a super military potential, he declared war to the world and began invading several neighboring countries close to Asia. Starting a major war against the world.
    5. The Emperor crossed again after make a massive attack on Japan. He made his troops to attack entire cities and invaded countless states all over Japan. His troops looted and killed countless innocents. Even the Gods from Japan was astonished by the action of the Tathagata Killer.
    6. After five months after the invasion to Japan, Tathagata created a rule that destroyed the law of all the people of Japan; he ordered the death of all religious, destroyed all churches and religious shrines in Japan, killed all Buddhists, killed countless families, killed thousands of women and children who were faithful to God and also banned the Japanese language within the Japan itself.
    7. Later he also ordered his troops stole all the treasures and valuable things that the Japanese had and send to Godom Empire. Soon after, he made thousands of children destroy the Japanese language and even made them execute prisoners who were Japanese faithful to some religion.
    8. After the end of the crisis in Japan, the result was the death of 5 million people. And not long before that, the troops of Godom Empire invaded Europe and initiate a gigantic war throughout Middle of the planet.
    9. Tathagata crossed after killing more numerous people around the world who were against his will. After the Empire Godom have started invading various countries around the world, various extremist and revolutionary groups were formed around the world. So Tathagata ordered the destruction of all these groups, which resulted in a great civil war, and a horrible massacre.
    10. After the destruction of all groups, he hired and bribed several politicians around the world to make they spy the informations and strategies of the countries that would enter the war against his Empire. This resulted in the deaths of several politicians in America.
    11. The trooped of the Emperor finally arrived in Europe, after that he took the whole of Europe and turned all the states and cities of Europe in the territory of Godom Empire. But what really shocked the whole world was he the Emperor ordered his soldier to "violate this country until they were satisfied", the resulted in in mass rape, death of entire families, destruction, lootings, robberies, the death and even crucifixion of thousands of elderly, women and children.
    12. He crosses again after having invaded Europe and attacked numerous cities, killing 10.5 million people in the process. After the invasion, it also generated a great controversy between the military forces of all the countries of Europe.
    13. After he dominated all the east planet earth, he began to build the "UItimate Weapon of Destruction" and threatened the whole nations to launch the weapon on the planet and destroy all life on the planet.
    14. The entire planet finally stood up to fight the atrocities of the Emperor, however, the Emperor's words was: "Humans are really fools. They chose the path of destruction .... Hahahaha!!". However, he first tried to find out who was the person who led humanity to take this approach, and he found he was Shou, after he found out the identity Shou, he put his head in prize per billion in cash and put the entire humanity chase him.
    15. He finally captured Shou, however, instead of killing him in the same place where the Tathagata captured, he used Shou as an example for all humanity to anyone who try to rebel against his will. Tathagata created an event and made the entire planet watching the hope of mankind being killed in front of 6 billion people. When Tathagata finally killed Shou in front of the world, the whole world was silent and finally destroying humanity's hope for a future of salvation.
    16. Although Tathagata have killed Shou, Shou proved to be the incarnation of God and revived, however, the instead in wonder the divine power like everyone in the world did, Tathagata invokes his demons and activates the detonator of the Ultimate Weapon of Destruction to finally destroy the Earth.
    17. After Tathagata Killer have activated the weapon, he forced Leika Chan to destroy the Earth with her own hands.
    18. Crossed when he plunged the whole world into chaos and destruction, generating tsunamis, earthquakes, tsunamis and generating destruction all over the planet, in his plan process, he killed millions and millions of people around the planet.
    19. Crossed for the last time when he manipulated "Tathagata" and showed his true identity. After he finally completed his plan in plunge the world into chaos, he merged with the dark side of mystical laws to become the God and destroy the Earth and consume the universe, however, he was finally killed by all mankind who finally showed faith and compassion.

X-Men Movies

  • The Sentinels: Wiped out countless of races of mutants and came close to the extinction of their entire race by the end of Days of Future Past. They also had mankind suffer the same fate only because they potentially had mutant gene that normally found at mutant's body as well. Considering the fact that they are simply monstrous machines, they are never meant to achieve redemption since their creation.
  • Sebastian Shaw (X-Men First Class): Shaw was one of the Nazi scientists responsible for perpetrating the Nazis' experiments and Holocaust atrocities on prisoners at Auschwitz. One of Shaw's victims was Erik, and he qualmlessly shot Erik's beloved mother dead in front of him to enrage him into unleashing his full mutant power. Shaw would also, after WWII, attempt to trigger an apocalyptic Third World War to exterminate humanity and increase the mutants' numbers.
  • Magneto (X-Men Movies):
    • Arguably crosses the MEH when he chooses revenge against Shaw over proving himself the better man, and subsequently tries to turn the US and Soviet ships' launched missiles on them rather than just detonate the missiles at a safe distance. This deed marked his fall to the dark side.
    • He was willing to sacrifice the teenage and helpless Rogue for his machine to work. Something that Wolverine pointed out was a despicable act ("You're so full of shit. If you were really so righteous it'd be you in that thing)".
    • Allows Jean Grey turned back into Phoenix, a destructive wild creature and he ordered Juggernaut to kill Leech, despite fighting for Mutant equality and knowing that Leech was just a defenseless child.
    • Almost killed many innocent soldiers by deflecting their missiles at them.
    • In alternate past, he nearly killed Mystique and almost drowns Logan and uses the Sentinels to come dangerously close to killing Beast, the President Richard Nixon and many other government officials.
  • Sabretooth (X-Men Movies): he provokes Logan to motivate him to become Weapon X.
  • Quill (X-Men: The Last Stand) and Psylocke (X-Men: The Last Stand): killed Dr. Kavita Rao and almost killed Dr. Worthington.
  • William Stryker (X-Men Movies): He manipulated Logan to make him Wolverine, captured mutant teens to experiment on them and turned Wade Wilson into Deadpool.
  • Jason Stryker: used illusion on Charles Xavier to eradicate human race by Cerebro 2.0., though he likely done it due to Mystique's manipulation as his original victims supposedly mutants before Mystique's interference. Earlier he used his mind control power to make his mother commit suicide.
  • Mystique: She reversed Cerebro so that it would target all humans, effectively coming close to annihilating the entire human race. In the past, she also tried to kill creators of Sentinels, and made many human though that mutant are hostile species.
  • Jean Grey (Dark Phoenix): As Dark Phoenix, she killed Scott Summers and Charles Xavier, joined Magneto and massacred soldiers on Alcatraz. Although, from Charles' explanation regarding her split personality disorder that she had due to Charles uses psychic barriers on her mind to ease her control over her powers in the past, reveals that Jean Grey not truly crosses MEH willingly, but rather did them due to her alternate personality (which manifests as a monstrosity that Charles identified as Phoenix) took over her mind.
  • Lady Deathstrike (X-Men Movies): She captured Scott Summers and Charles Xavier and attempted to murder Wolverine.

007

  • Ernst Stavro Blofeld: He tried to sterilize whole humanity via a virus.
  • Le Chiffre: It is implied that he was a major conspirator in 9/11, he later tortures Bond to try and get money he owes to terrorists.
  • Elliot Carver: Tried to start a war between the UK and China and ordered to kill British fleet soldiers just to get record ratings.
  • Auric Goldfinger: He betrayed his partner in crime who was nothing but loyal to him and left him to die in a nuclear blast.
  • Alec Trevelyan: He used Golden Eye to destroy a Russian station and tried to do the same with London.
  • Gustav Graves: He attempted to devastate Japan and USA by Icarus.
  • Max Zorin: He crosses it when he kills all his mine workers to further his plan.

Other

  • Lisa: It's debatable if she really crossed it since she showed remorse, but she may have crossed it when she cheated on Johnny (the Main Protagonist) with his best friend Mark, causing Johnny to reach the Despair Event Horizon and commit suicide.
  • Richard Bagg: Framed Van Wilder by bringing underage children to one of his parties and getting them drunk and cheated on Gwen with Jeannie.
  • Marion Hawthorne: If reading Harriet's notebook is not bad enough, initiating the blue paint incident is definitely what does it.
  • Dr. Heiter cross it when he makes a 3 person centipede out of 3 people and he killed 2 detectives.
  • Martin Lomax cross it when he killed his mom with a crowbar and just like Dr. Heiter he makes a 10 person centipede out of 10 people instead of 12 people and he kills all the people with a gun and he slit their own throats expect for 2 people who one is presumed alive after Martin silts her throat and the other is still alive after Martin fails to get her out of the car and it's unknown weather or not it was a dream.
  • Hans Gruber: holds a party hostage for Ransome and kills a member when they stated they were friends with John McCain
  • Nicholas Wyatt: Crosses it in having many people that failed at getting information for him killed.
  • Bob Barnes: Shoots Sargent Elias and leaves him to die in Vietnamese war ground just so he would not report him on war crimes
  • Carter Burke: cross it when its discovered that the reason behind the mission was to collect samples from the aliens even though he were well aware that's basically a suicide mission.
  • Auric Goldfinger: Crosses it when he betrays odd job and leaves him and other henchmen to die in the gold vault
  • Aliens (Independence Day): Although destroying most of the world's major cities and killing countless innocents is horrible in and of itself, they truly cement themselves as irredeemable when one of them reveals their plan to wipe out all life on Earth in order to milk it of it's natural resources, and that peace is not an option. They also revealed having done the same on countless planets in the past before did the same on Earth.
  • Howard Payne: When on the the phone to the movies hero just to prove he was not joking about bombing the city he blew up a bus full of people.
  • Pete Davis: By killing his partner Roy Cole to prevent him from reporting his obsessive behavior.
  • Owen Shaw: His willingness to harm or kill innocent civilians during the penultimate chase (in a rather monomanic and sickly satisfying way) either just to get away or to spite the heroes and get them to back off. Threatening Mia's life to secure his escape and showing no loyalty to any of his underlings or associates (making him a complete foil to Dom) further cements it.
  • Bill Cox: When he tricks Andy Stanfield into eating a cookie with nuts as an ingredient (knowing he's allergic) in order to force Jack to fully submit to helping him. Or when he kills Jack's friend Harry Romano as a means of setting up Jack not only for his murder, but for orchestrating the bank robbery.
  • Simon Phoenix: Committed heinous crimes, such as murders and rapes, to the point of becoming the most crazed and dangerous criminal of the 20th Century.
  • Norman Stansfield: Kills an entire family while listening to classical music and nearly kills Matildha, kills Léon, seizing the first opportunity he had, even stated that he had displeasure in taking lives from someone that doesn't care about their lives.
  • Dolores Benedict: Crosses it when she tries to cook Anne's brain in an oven out of jealousy.
  • Lord Barkis Bittern: He initially appears to love his bride despite his uptight snobbery, but it is eventually revealed that he was planning to murder Victoria after their wedding for her money. It is later revealed that he had committed a similar action with his fiancée Emily.
  • Richard Detmer: He abused his own son Andrew Detmer and even tried to kill him over an arrogant, selfish, hypocritical reason. This eventually led to Andrew's Despair Event Horizon.
  • Richard Vernon: Bullying the students and threatening to punch John Bender, who was a child abuse victim.
  • Nick Van Owen: Though his intention to prevent Roland Tembo and his men to capture dinosaurs was indeed noble, his actions in Isla Sorna, includes disarming Tembo's gun and leaving the survivors defenseless against the mother and father T-Rex has him considered crosses MEH due to their disastrous results to human antagonists.
  • Dr. Herman Varnick: Crosses it when he proceeds to try and shoot George Newton for interfering with his plans to kill Beethoven, until the Jack Russel Terrier, Sparky, bites the vet and cause him to misfire.
  • Holly Jones: She has been kidnapping and murdering innocent children for many years.
  • The Badness (Elephant Tales): Massacring Tutu and Zef's mother and herd.
  • Angel Eyes: Had one of his henchmen to torture Tuco brutally, forcing him to reveal the name of the cemetery where a large sum of dollars is hidden.
  • Edwin Epps: Had already been established as immoral by living as a willing and conscience slave owner. His extreme maltreatment of his slaves and abnormal racism pushes him further down the road. Crosses it when he has his favorite slave Patsy stripped and whipped for merely leaving the plantation momentarily to get a bar of soap to clean herself. Somewhat subverted because he clearly did not want the whipping to commence, but did it at the insistence of his vile wife. He made it even worse by forcing Solomon Northup to do it, to do it harder at the threat of shooting all his slaves (as Northup wasn't doing it too hard and Epps' wife called him weak for allowing his slaves to take advantage of him) and finally whipping Patsy until she was an inch from death.
  • Frank D'Amico: Crosses the Moral Event Horizon when he orders Kick-Ass and Big Daddy to be captured and publicly executed on a video streamed live across the entire internet. Both Kick-Ass and Big Daddy are viciously beaten, and were almost burned alive. Though Kick-Ass managed to survive (due to the timely intervention of Hit-Girl), Big Daddy was killed after suffering severe burns.
  • Red Mist/The Mother Fucker: in Kick-Ass 2, he orders his men to kill Dave's father and then texts Dave a picture of his corpse, although he may have crossed it earlier when he killed Colonel Stars and Stripes and had Night Bitch beaten; in the comics he crosses it when he rapes Katie Deauxma and murders four children.
  • Boris the Animal: Goes back in time and murders Agent K. His past counterpart murders Agent J's father.
  • Castor Troy: Killed Sean Archer's son Michael. Even though he admitted that it was an accident and that his target was Sean Archer himself, Castor showed no remorse.
  • Chucky: Murders Tiffany for leaving him. This drove his son, Glen, crazy, who then kills Chucky for doing this.
  • Calvin Candie: Calling the order to have the dogs release and rip apart a poor, weak, and blind slave for his escape and refusal to fight.
  • The Governor: Crossed it when he deceived a National Guard unit and massacred them all for their supplies. He later decapitated Hershel Greene without remorse.
  • Alex (A Clockwork Orange): When he broke into the Alexander's Home, beating both of them and then striping Mrs. Alexander naked and raping her in the infamous "Singing in the Rain" scene. This has always been the subject of debate, since in both the book and film, Alex is put through monstrous experiments to cure him and when he runs into Mr. Alexander again, the now crippled writer tortures him for revenge.
  • Alan Garner: Crosses it in the second Hangover film when he drugs the Wolfpack yet again, this time on purpose and with the intention of knocking out Stu's future brother-in-law, and lies to his friends about it. If not then, then in III when he causes his father's fatal heart attack through his stubborn insubordination or setting Chow free before the Wolfpack brings him to Marshall, which results in Marshall thinking he was screwed over and nearly killing them all.
  • Waldo Aloysius Johnston III: During a soapbox derby, he uses tire spikes against Alfalfa and Spanky, something that could have seriously injured them. Darla then kicks him out of his own racecar in response.
  • Jill Roberts: Killing her friends and her own mother, all in an effort to become famous for being a "hero" in the murder spree she started.
  • Nigel: enjoys torturing birds without any remorse or mercy. Likely near the end of the film where he causes a cage to fall on Jewel's wing injuring it.
  • Augustus Cribben: Gassing the entire orphanage he ruled over, after abusing the children in his care.
  • Peter Stegman: He slaughtered many of one of the teachers animals, and he raped Andrew Norris's Pregnant wife, its also briefly implied that he raped a 14 year old girl and he possibly killed his father.
  • Bozo: He ran over a kid and killed him for the fun of it with his car.
  • Amon Goeth: Was a loyal and sadistic Nazi from the start, seeing Jews as rats, but ultimately crossed this when he shot a woman dead without regret for target practice.
  • Spider (Gran Torino) : Crosses it when he kidnaps and gang rapes his own cousin, Sue Lor.
  • Peter Friedkin: At first distraught over his girlfriend Candace's death, he hears from Sam that, in his vision, Sam's girlfriend Molly was not meant to die in the bridge collapse, causing Peter to snap and deliberately try to kill her to escape Death's list. If not, it's when after he kills Agent Block and takes his life and still seeks to kill Molly as she was a witness to it.
  • Sack lodge: throughout the movie sack is showen to be a massive jerk hole but he cross it when he forces Claire to marry him because he suspects she really loves jemery despite him only wanting her for her dads political power and constantly cheats and mocks her behide her back
  • Jaapie Botha: Crosses it as a child when he kills one of Peekay's chickens and tries to kill Peekay as well.
  • Steele: After Balto takes control of the sled team, Steele, not wanting to lose his place as top dog, sabotages Balto's path by scratching multiple trees so Balto wouldn't be able to tell which trees were the ones he scratched to act as marks, hoping he would get lost, not caring about the other dogs, the unconscious sled driver, or even the medicine needed to save the children in Nome.
  • Kent Mansley: Rents a room under false pretenses, steals Hogarth's photos for his own use, interrogates and drugs the boy, threatens to have him taken away from his only living parent if he doesn't tell him what he wants to know, lies about the boy being killed to provoke a military response, and eventually subverts the chain of command by ordering a nuclear strike. When the General informs Kent that the misslee will strike not only the Giant but also all of Rockwell, Mansley, showing the true coward he is, then tries to escape only to be stopped by the Giant
  • Alphonse Perrier du von Scheck: attempts to run over a crowd of people, including children with his car, only to find that Arnold's grandmother has stripped his car of its tires.
  • Henri: When it's revealed he's a French actor who helped kidnap Madeline to not only take her inheritence, but to make her a slave in the lace factory. If not, it's when he refuses to allow Genevieve on the metro with him and Madeline, just outright refusing Genevieve in general and when he's Uncle Horst, refusing to consider anything but the finishing school in Vienna.
  • Madame LaCroque: Though essentially an outright villain from the start (despite a tragic backstory that Madeline sympathizes with), she crosses the line when she begins to cut off Madeline's hair, threatens her with her scissors (in a potentially lethal manner) or scapgoats Henri as the brains behind the whole operation.
  • Frank Booth: It is revealed that the reason he kidnapped her husband and son was to make Dorothy his sex slave.
  • Horace Pinker He has crossed it when he starts to kill innocent people and children and he almost killed his own family expect his own son.
  • Anton Chigurh: Strangled a deputy with his hand cuffs and then killed an innocent driver. For the rest of the film, Chigurh left the fate of everyone he met to a coin toss.
  • Gregory Goyle: In Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 when he fires the Avada Kedavra curse at Hermione (shortly after telling Malfoy to kill Harry when the latter tried to talk the former out of being a Death Eater, as well as provoke Ron in process) and then tries to incinerate the trio with Fiendfyre. This was originally done by Crabbe in the book.
  • Baron Ruber: Kills Kayley's father, Sir Lionel, while attempting to kill King Arthur out of greed and hunger for power.
  • Bob Sheldon: Crosses it in The Outsiders when he and the other Socs try to drown Ponyboy in a fountain. This leads to Bob's death when Johnny stabs him in order to save Ponyboy.
  • Captain Nero: Destroys the USS Kelvin, killing James Kirk's father and ending Jim up in a terrible life, then destroying the nknet Vulcan (attempt to do the same on Earth), killing Spock's mother and the entire Vulcan race with only a few survivors left.
  • Alejandro Sosa: He crossed immediately the Moral Event Horizon by ordering the killing of a man along with his wife and children, just so he wouldn't implicate him and his friends on national TV. Tony did not accept the proposed and Sosa, furious at this, try to assassinate him.
  • Vladimir Makarov: Crosses the Moral Event Horizon when he massacres everyone in an airport and makes it appear that the Americans were responsible.
  • Harry and Marv: Cross the MEH in Home Alone 2: Lost in New York, when they plan to rob Duncan's Toy Chest of all the money that was intended to go to the children's hospital on Christmas; as commented by Kevin, "You can mess with a lot of things, but you can't mess with kids on Christmas!" They also tried to murder Kevin in Central Park as payback for all the deadly traps he'd sent them through, and tried to shoot the pigeon lady when she intervened.
  • Johnny Bartlett and Patricia Bradley: Cross it before the film when they killed all the doctors and patients in a hospital, even the ones in a chapel. They further cross it after Johnny's death when he, as the Grim Reaper killed Frank Bannister's wife, and Patricia carved the number 13 on her forehead as a mark of Johnny's thirteenth victim.
  • John Doe: He killed several people in gruesome ways. Yet, when he finally appears and gets caught, he is somewhat sympathic to the protagonists, enough to be an anti-villain. However, it is revealed that he raped and killed (through decapitation) the pregnant wife of David Mills.
  • Miles Quaritch: Killed Dr. Grace Augustine as she, Jake, Norm, and Trudy escaped the RDA facility. He also destroyed the Hometree which was sacred to the Na'vi, killing Neytiri's father in the process, and intended to do the same to the Tree of Souls. In special edition, he had his men slaughter entire Na'vi children that hides in Grace Agustine's School. He indeed also planned to devastate Pandora, something which he hid from Jake, Norm, Grace, Trudy so nothing can stand in RDA's way.
  • Raul Menendez: He crosses the Moral Event Horizon when he successfully manipulates Frank Woods into killing Alex Mason, his brutal murder of Jason Hudson in front of both Woods and Alex's young son David, and his crippling of Woods by destroying both his kneecaps with a shotgun.
  • Alan Yates: He and his friend rape a native woman while filming, the act disgusts his female companion so much she tries to fend them off only for him to mock her as well (however this is a subversion as it is revealed she was actually more angry at the two "wasting tape"): as a result of this act the native woman is later impaled on a stake by her tribe for "dishonoring herself". It is also revealed that Alan and his crew staged atrocities across the world so as to get "good" footage for their documentaries - such as setting fire to a village and trapping the natives inside.
  • Light Yagami: Betraying and killing Kiyomi Takada by having her burn to death, after she kills Mello and Matt for him in the anime. In the live-action film, he was responsible for Shiori's death by manipulating the Death Note. This act even shocks Ryuk, who said Shiori loved Light with all her heart.
  • Carface: He tried to kill Charlie so he can have his own casino when Charlie was dead, which he succeeded.
  • Ian Howe: He kidnaps Ben's father, Patrick, and forces him to give him the next clue in helping to find the Templar treasure, and definitely crosses it when he abandons Ben and his friends.
  • Mojo Jojo: In the film, he fools the girls into building him a laboratory, kidnaps simians from the Townsville Zoo, releases the primates to roam free around town, and threatens to snap Professor Utonium's neck if the girls refuse to surrender.
  • Vukmir: Miloš considers Vukmir to have crossed it after the latter shows the former a particularly disturbing film whose scenes include a newborn baby being raped immediately following its birth.
  • Amycus & Alecto Carrow: Told their students to practice the Cruciatus Curse (torture curse) on first-years, beating up anyone who refuses. As opposed to the book when they have to practice it on students who earned detention. This earns them a presumed death during McGonagall's duel with Snape, while they are merely imprisoned in the book.
  • Edmund Zuwanie: Crossed the Moral Event Horizon when he is revealed to be the mastermind of a false assassination plot to justify his acts of genocide and ethnic cleansing within the country of Matobo.
  • Kaptain Krazee: For years he has been stalking Chris, but he crossed it when he locked Chris in a box and turned him into a clown permanently.
  • Danny McBride: Crosses it in This Is The End when he tries to shoot his friends, not knowing the gun is loaded with blanks.
  • Jonah Hill: Crosses it in This Is The End when he prays to God for Jay Baruchel's death.
  • Kamal Khan: Crosses the point of no return when he leaves Octopussy to die in a nuclear explosion which didn't happen.
  • Diesel 10: Tried to kill Lady, which he nearly succeeded in.
  • Lawrence Van Dough: Placing a bomb in the Rich's private jet, thinking that Richie was on the plane as well.
  • Ferguson: Trying to turn Richie and his friends into bedpans using Keenbean's molecular reorganizer.
  • Darla Dimple: She set the stage flooded to destroy Mammoth Pictures Studios so Danny and the other animals actors could get fired.
  • Rumpelstiltskin: After Shrek signs a contract to get a day to be the real ogre he used to be, Rumpelstiltskin takes the day that Shrek was born so that when 24 hours is up Shrek will no longer exist.
  • Mayor Augustus Maywho: He offers the Grinch a shaver as a Christmas present just to deliberatley humiliate him during Whoville's Christmas celebration and remind him of his tragic past since he made fun of the Grinch's facial hair and shave job back when they were kids in school. He even proposed to his childhood love interest, Martha May Whovier, in front of him. After all of this caused the Grinch to go on a rampage, the Mayor gets the town to have Christmas "Grinchless". Also, after the Grinch stole all of the Who's presents and decorations, he accuses Cindy Lou Who for inviting the Grinch in the first place.
  • Verminous Skumm when he sold very addictive drugs that turned people into mindless zombies and ultimately killed Linka's cousin.
  • Ghost: Locks a desperate Brigitte Fitzgerald in her basement as she turns into a werewolf, with intentions of using her to kill people she doesn't like, starting with her grandmother.
  • Ozymandias: Successfully destroying New York City with an artificial alien and killing roughly two million people. The movie ups the ante by expanding the attack to several cities around the world and increasing the death toll to about fifteen million. This is a legitimately arguable and subjective example, due to Veidt being an anti–villain.
  • Cal Hockley: Crosses this during the Titanic's sinking, he first frames Jack for stealing the heart of the ocean and shortly and when Rose gets onto a life boat, he tells Jack that he is willing to leave him to die. When Rose refuses to leave Jack behind he attempts to shoot them both.
  • Piella Bakewell: Used to be the Bake O'Lite girl, but after she gained weight from overeating, she was fired from riding the balloon in her commercials. To seek revenge, she sets out to kill a baker's dozen (13 including Wallace). She has kissed Gromit, lied to his master about being bitten by him, abused her own poodle Fluffles, and seized the opportunity to escape an explosion that nearly kills Wallace, forgetting that the balloon won't take her wait and, thus, leading to her demise.
  • Richard Fenton: Kills just about every person acquainted with Donna Keppel (including her family), so that he could have her all to himself.
  • Philip Stuckey: Crosses the lite when he attempts to rape Vivian and punches her when she resists: made worse when it is suggested he only did it to spite her for his financial losses.
  • Colonel William Tavington: Kills Martin's seven-year-old son Thomas and then burns their house down. He later burns an entire town alive even after they told him where they could find Benjamin, including Gabriel's wife.
  • Kurt Bozwell: Poisons Ed's secret sauce, hoping to have Good Burger shut down.
  • Radiguet: Crosses it when he cold-bloodedly murdered Saki, the girl he cared about when he was cursed into a human, against her pleas that he was able to redeem himself by experiencing love. Radiguet called the emotion of love to be 'disgusting' before he killed her, thereby also shooting down any chances of redemption.
  • Aloysius O'Hare: Despite that everyone in Thneedville wanted to grow the seed, O'Hare tried to convince them that the seed should die. Instead, his henchman turned on him and strapped a rocket helmet on his head, Launching him out of Thneedville.
  • Reverend Gilbert: Locks Brigitte and Ginger Fitzgerald in a house with a werewolf.
  • Jack Byrnes: Forcibly drugs Greg with truth serum in Meet the Fockers, causing him to embarass himself and reveal that Pam is pregnant.
  • Kenny: Threatening to push Owen through the ice.
  • Esther Coleman: She crosses it when she stabs John to death, as Max watches in horror.
  • Jim: Accuses Edward of intentionally cutting Kim so he can start a lynch mob to kill Edward and later confronts and challanges Edward into a fight. He even assaults Kim when she tries to stop him, smacking and knocking her to the floor.
  • Agatha Trunchbull: Her graphic and unspeakable torture of the children at school. She also abused her niece Jennifer Honey when she was only a child, and is implied to have murdered Jennifer's father.
  • Destoroyah: Mortally wound and seemingly killed Godzilla's son Junior by dropping him from the sky and then blasting him with his micro-oxygen beam (though Junior resurrect himself after his body reacts and absorb radioactive energy from his dying father).
  • Debbie Jellinsky: Killed her parents at a young age just because they didn't give her the barbie doll she wanted.
  • Jennifer Check: Killed Chip, the boyfriend of her best friend Anita Lesniki.
  • Gutt: Attempts to kill Manny's family in cold blood, stating that the mammoth took everything he had and the evil captain intended to do the same.
  • Wonder Woman (Justice League the Flashpoint Paradox): After having an affair with Aquaman, his justifiably jealous wife, Mera, in a failed attempt to kill Wonder Woman, she was beheaded by the Amazonian Queen, which started World War III.
  • FLDSMDFR: It tried to destroy Flint (even though he made it), because he was trying to turn it off.
  • Chester V: Lied to Flint to get him separated from his friends, tried to kill Flint by knocking him off a cliff and into a river, captured most of the foodimals, and turned on Barb.
  • Khan Noonien Singh: Savagely tortured and murdered the innocent scientists working on the Genesis project, just so that he could score a blow over Captain Kirk.
  • Edward Murdstone (David Copperfield 1993): Murdstone crosses it in his first scene where he and his business partner Mr. Grinby abduct orphans off the street to be slaves in his cheese factory. He only gets worse from there.
  • Lord Shen: Crosses it when he committed genocide on the pandas in an effort to thwart the prophesied "warrior of black and white" from foiling his plans (which made Po believe that he was the last of his kind when he learned this). He also ruthlessly slaughtered Thundering Rhino and his own men in addition to the near-successful attempted murders of Po, Shifu, Storming Ox, Croc and the Furious Five. He even coldly killed his second in command, the Wolf Boss for refusing to fire on their own men.
  • Nancy Downs: Her attempts to get Sarah Bailey to kill herself qualify.
  • Chris Hooker: Either crosses it when he spreads rumors that Sarah had sex with him when she didn't (evidently did the same to to Nancy) or when he attempted to rape Sarah. More so the former as he was under an obsessive love spell for the latter.
  • Captain Henry Rhodes: Crosses it when he kills Dr. Logan, Dr. Fisher, locks Sarah and McDermott inside the zombie corral, and forces John to fly Rhodes and what's left of his men to safety only for him and Pvt Torrez to be punched unconscious by John. Once the zombies enter the complex, Rhodes leaves everybody for dead.
  • Erwin König: Hanged 12-year-old Sasha on a noticeable place to bait Vasili Zaitsev and finally kill him.
  • Jenner: Kills his leader, Nicodemus, so he could become the new leader of the rats. Jenner also heavily refused to leave the rose bush rather than to live a better life in Thorn Valley, as promised by Nicodemus, even when Mrs. Brisby tries to warn all of the rats that they would all be killed when NIMH shows up. Jenner quickly got tired of Mrs. Brisby's warnings and attempted to kill her and Justin when he came back to save her. He also killed his redeemed henchman Sullivan by slashing his chest, only for Sullivan to kill Jenner by tossing a dagger into his back before dying himself.
  • Hexxus: Ended countless lives in ancient times before he was trapped inside an enchanted tree. Once Hexxus was released from the tree, he destroyed much of FernGully with the leveler he took control of and attempted to kill all the fairies.
  • Grundel Toad: crosses it when he pulls Berkely Beetle's wings off to make sure he would help him find Thumbelina.
  • Rasputin: Almost succeeded in killing the entire Romanov family.
  • Killer Santa: Was the one responsible for killing Billy Chapman's parents and turning him into a serial killer himself.
  • Angus Oldfield: Crossed the Moral Event Horizon when he left Henry, his own brother, to fall down a waste disposal pit and seemingly die.
  • Fabrication Machine: Crossed the Moral Event Horizon when it initiated the machines' omnicide against humanity, massacring and killing off the human race along with all other life on Earth via chemical poisoning. Also, after the Machine reawakened, it used the Talisman to drain the Stitchpunks' souls, and it also desecrated 2's body by turning it into the Seamstress's weapon. Although, as hinted by the Scientist, the Fabrication Machine's soullessness meant it was technically never capable of true redemption to begin with.
  • Chancellor (9): Crosses the MEH by taking the Fabrication Machine away from the Scientist, and using it as a tool to initiate another war against the economically-devastated rest of the world rather than attempt to use the Machine to repair his own country. The Chancellor also abused the Machine by pushed it beyond its limit in the construction of war machines, which is in turn what led to the Machine going insane and initiating an (initially-successful) omnicide against all life.
  • Adolf Hitler (Downfall) though this version of Hitler is sympathetic that does not excuse him from his war crimes
  • Damien Thorn: Crosses the Moral Event Horizon when he murders Mark, his own cousin and adopted brother, for refusing to join him. Although, while this was the point when Damien crossed the MEH, his unholy and inhuman origins and nature, and/or his destiny's biblical inevitability meant there was arguably never any hope of redemption for Damien to begin with.
  • Mrs. Carmody: In the film, she and her followers cross the MEH when they savagely turn on a terrified Jessup and send him out into the mist in cold blood to be killed by one of the creatures.
  • Mr. Joshua: Cross it by gunning down two innocent police officer's because they asked him for his licence.
  • Clarence Boddicker: In RoboCop when officer Murphy gets lost in the mill he shoots him to death for fun that causes Murphy to become RoboCop.
  • Colin Sullivan: Cross when he kills his boss and long time mentor frank Costello so he could hide his identity.
  • T-1000: Cross it when he kills John Connors foster parents for no reason.
  • T-X: Cross it by spreading computer viruses through the internet (which revealed to be a fragment of Skynet's program from the future) which ultimately hasten the awakening of Skynet's sentience in present as seen at climax in Cyber Research Systems.
  • Arjen Rudd: Order his men to take out every cop behind his failed arrest.
  • Mark King: Embezzled money from various companies and sent it to offshore bank accounts, and placed his wife's name as the owner of the companies and framed her for his crimes.
  • Alonzo Harris: Crosses it when he killed his own friend and robbed his house for money. He also tortured a rapist by hitting him in the testicles with a gun.
  • Mrs. Tweedy: Crosses the MEH by trying to use a pie machine to cook all the chickens alive into pies, just so that the Tweedy farm would have financial success. Another reason to hate her is how she ran the chicken farm like a manner of horrifying prison that contain prisoners that will given penalty anytime, as the chickens' means to survive in there are nothing more than laying eggs or be executed.
  • George Harvey: cross's it when he murdered the story's protagonists Susie salmon. He further cross it when he is revealed to to be a serial killer who murdered several girls just to for full his sexual desires
  • David Harken: Crosses it when he murders Bobby Pellett after mistakenly believing him to be having an affair with his wife.
  • Rex Hanson: Crosses the MEH by shooting his own father and framing the three protagonists for murder.
  • Bert Hanson: Crosses it by calling the police even after Rex's kidnappers threaten to kill Rex if he does so, and by conveying to the police that money is more important to him than his own son.
  • Julia Harris: Crosses it by having sex with Dale while he was anesthetized and blackmailing him by threatening to tell his fiancee. In Horrible Bosses 2, she had sex with Dale while he was in a coma.
  • Sergeant Hartman: constantly berates his soilders but his verbal abuse of private Pyle cross this line and drives him into madness and he still berates him after he has his mental breakdown which could have made him go on a rampage that could have killed many people instead he just shoots Hartman and then he commits suicide
  • Lola: After Oscar dumps her for Angie, she mercilessly slams him across the windows. She then arranges Don Lino to kidnap Angie, threatening her life if Oscar doesn't comply.
  • Victor Quartermaine: Victor still keeps trying to kill the Were-Rabbit even though he's aware of his identity as Wallace. If anything, discovering the Were-Rabbit is the man who's seemingly stealing his girlfriend away from him makes him even more determined to kill it.
  • Cliff Vandercave: When the Dictabird exposes his embezzlement scheme to Bedrock, an enraged Cliff kidnaps Pebbles & Bamm-Bamm and traps them on a giant mining machine, in exchange for the Fred & Barney to give him the bird back. Even when Fred and Barney give him the Dictabird, Cliff goes back on his word and starts the machine to kill Pebbles & Bamm-Bamm, leaving Barney to go save them. Cliff then attempts to shoot Fred, but Miss Sharon Stone knocks him out with a money bag. Cliff tries to escape the cops, only to look up and spot a huge amount of molten concrete as it buries him alive, turning him into a statue
  • Happy Chapman: steals Odie for his own gain then uses a dreaded shock collar on Odie to force him to do tricks and even laughs at the dog's pain from the powerful jolts.

Jason dean: he crossed it when he trickrd all the students into sighning a petion to blow up the school and then tries to blow it up during a pep rally with hundreds of peopke inside

emil houchen: cross mere minutes into the movie when he remoursly kills a homeless man for and excitment. He then brutily beats a henchman becuase the homless man had kids not becuase of moral quams but becuase of uneeded attenion.

Sherrif of notinham: crosses it when he kills robin hoods father for refusing to join him in his courrpt reigh Gordan gekko: crosses it when tries to bankrupt Carls company just to get more money and doesn't care about all the workers he'll put on the street .

Mr blondie: crosses it when its mentioned that he started killing hostages for no apprent reason and then tries to burn a police officer Alive

BifF tannen: crosses it when he tries to rape lorriane and tries to beat up geogremcfly when he tries to stop him

Frank nitti: crosses it when he coldly kills malone and toughts eilloit saying "he died like a stuck irish pig. Now you think about that whilei beat the rap".

Aex forrest: crosses it when she boils Dans family bunny alive just to get back at him not caring about the kids who would be effected more than dan.

Walter peck: crosses it when he burges into the ghostbusters office and demands the power grid to be turned off which causes an expolion and then tries to arrest the ghostbusters even though he was clearly responible and was warned exactly that would happen by the ghostbusters.


Cartoons/Anime

American Dad!

  • Stan Smith: Stan arguably crossed the MEH when he had his own family's lives ruined just so he could take revenge on a car salesman who cheated him in a deal.
  • Francine Smith: Trapped Akiko in the basement and tricked Steve into thinking that she didn't love him anymore just so that he could win the spelling bee (for her personal gain).
  • Roger Smith: Had an obsession with Hayley in the episode Love AD Style, eventually capturing her and attempting to cut off her skin and wear it. Also in the episode Vitural In-Sanity, he ran over five innocent people just because they didn't pay him twenty dollars.
    • Ricky Spanish : Framed Steve for a crime and got him locked up even though all Steve was trying to do was get Ricky to redeem himself.
  • Steve-arino: Kills, and tortures neighborhood cats, and kidnaps Steve with intentions to kill him and replace him among the family.
  • Emperor Zing: Keeps a ship full of alien slaves from many planets, keeping them seperated from their true love, and has them take a test to prove it, and casterates those who fail.

Total Drama

  • Heather: crosses it when she plays her cruelest trick on Gwen by kissing Trent Gwen's love interest to make it look like Trent was cheating on her leaving Gwen very upset and since Heather wins immunity in the end of the episode Trent ends up eliminated upset she also definitely crosses this in Total Drama: Revenge of the Island she steals million dollar prize and hijacks a zeppelin to escape.
  • Chris McLean: Chris crossed this in Action where he only cared about the contestants surviving the flooding submarine challenge in "Masters of Disasters" and escape drowning only so that he could still get his paycheck and keep his "luxurious lifestyle"!
  • Alejandro Burromuerto: crosses it in the finale of TDWT by nearly killing Cody by knocking him in to the shark infested waters and also betrays Heather by leaving her in locked cage.
  • Scott: crosses it as he black mails Mike to helping him in the challenges and threatens to tell Zoey his girlfriend about his multiple personality disorder if he does not comply to through the episode he forces mike to leave her in danger leaving Zoey extremely angry Mike their relationship is greatly strained when Scott eliminates mike from the game he also tries to kill Zoey by knocking her off the totem pole by hitting her with a spray can
  • Courtney: In "Sundae Muddy Sundae" she REALLY crosses it when it's revealed that after everything Gwen's done to make up for her kissing Duncan, she never actually liked Gwen and only pretended to be her friend to get to the finals.
  • Mal: Mal crosses this many times as part of his sociopathic persona. Such as imprisoning Mike and his personalities inside his mind, attempting to hurt and murder multiple contestants for no reason, sadistically enjoying watching Zoey almost get painfully eaten alive by piranhas and would have allowed it if he could keep his cover as Mike. He then later attempts to mentally break Zoey by constantly taunting her about Mike being gone forever.
  • Amy crossed this in record breaking time when in the first 5 minutes of the first episode she tries to kill her sister by kicking her off her leg while they were parachuting, and was even annoyed that Samey's parachute worked.
  • Scarlett: She crossed the line when she threatened to allow Pahkitew Island to self-destruct and kill the remaining contestants unless Chris gave her million dollars.

The ​Fairly OddParents

  • Vicky the Babysitter: The episode Scary GodCouple depicts her being much sinister than her usual standards; when Foop is assigned to be her fairy, she wishes for the cancellation of weekends, summer vacation, and birthdays; as well as for the children of Dimmsdale to be tormented by monsters and be trapped in lockers. She also treated Foop very harshly through the episode, to the point of making him cry and eventually helping Timmy defeat her.
  • Mr. Crocker: In Abracatastrophe, he kidnaps Cosmo and Wanda and uses their magic to control the Universe. He threatens to turn Timmy's parents into ice sculptures and transport them into the sun (which would literally kill them) if Timmy didn't surrender.

Family Guy

  • Peter Griffin: Threw an unconscious Stewie with heavily infected head wounds underneath Lois' car so she would run him over, after weeks of no medical treatment, just so she wouldn't ask how Stewie got hurt.
  • Stewie Griffin: He crosses the line when he nearly kills his mother, frames Peter Griffin after his friends begin to believe that he was the killer, takes his entire family hostage when his secret was uncovered, and finally takes over the United States as a dictator by threatening to destroy their power grid. Though this was later revealed to be a simulation, he was not horrified by what his simulated counterpart had done.
  • Cleveland Brown: On The Cleveland Show, after Rallo almost drowns and blackmails Cleveland for it, Cleveland dunks Rallo's head in the pool twice just so Rallo would stop bossing him around.
  • Chris Griffin: Had a relationship with Meg's bully at school, Connie D'amico, and eventually started cheating on her.
  • Carter Pewterschmidt: In The Old Man and the Big 'C', it's discovered he has held the cure for cancer since 1999 but has refused to reveal its existence to maximise profits. When Lois tries to convince him to reveal it by asking him what he would do if his loved ones had cancer, he agrees to tell the public. However, he only reveals the existence of a new deodorant and has not revealed its existence, caring more about money than his own family.
  • Lois Griffin: Throughout the years, she caused chaos to and harmed other people, including members of her family, but it's suggested she crosses the MEH when she cheats on her husband Peter (not once but several times) partaking in the abuse of their children (which may be the cause of Stewie's evil nature) and even destroyed her sister Carol's relationship with Mayor Adam West which raises protest from Peter since Lois drove his new brother-in-law away.
  • Bertram: Murders Leonardo da Vinci in order to kill his delayed offspring, Stewie. When told that by committing the murder that it might destroy the universe including him, he says that it was worth it and shoots him with the arrows.
  • Jeffery Fecalman: He verbally and physically abused Quagmire's sister Brenda for years, but he crosses this when he tried to strangle Quagmire to death.
  • Brian Griffin: He gives Stewie and Chris herpes by transmitting blood, knowing very well that he himself has the incurable disease and kept it a secret from them.

Mucha Lucha

  • El Malefico: He crossed it when he controls The Flea into tricking Rikochet to reading a sentence from the code of masked wrestling backwards thus setting him free and El Malefico defeats all of the luchadores and sealing them in the code of masked wrestling book thus increasing his powers and he tortures them and turning the singer's wife into dust and he almost killed Rikochet, Buena Girl,and The Flea.
  • Masked Toilet: The masked toilet crossed it when it attempts to kill The Flea's baby sister Pulgita and Masked Dog and it also defeated Rikochet, Buena Girl,and The Flea.
  • Misterioso Grande: He crossed it when he started to take away everyone's masks while they were sleeping and when he shows them their fears.

Higurashi no Naku Koro ni

  • Shion Sonozaki: torturing and murdering Satoko in the Meakashi-hen arc of Higurashi no Naku Koro ni and forcing her sister Mion to watch. Even she admits that she's irredeemable at that point.
  • Teppei Hojo: was a child abuser, who kicked and threw around his niece Satoko onscreen while she is crying.
  • Rina Mamiya: not only gleefully contributes to Teppei's schemes, but tries to strangle Rena to death with her bare hands when she blows Rina's cover and tries to protect her father.
  • Miyo Takano: She kills Rika's parents, the protagonists, her own boyfriend, and she infects the entire village with the disease.

Elfen Lied

  • Lucy: Frequently killed countless people (especially while invading their homes at night as a child). Eventually, she even murdered Kouta's sister & father out of envy.
  • The Bullies (particularly Tomoo): Although minor villains, the bullies are highly remembered by many in one of the most hated scenes in anime & can be considered as one of the worst known Moral Event Horizon Crossers where they bullied Lucy for fun & brutally killing her pet puppy on purpose by forcing her to watch without any remorse, thus causing their own demise. They are also responsible for turning Lucy into a murderous psychopath. Worse, it is also implied that they could have turned into a serial killer even far worse that Lucy herself & exactly much like that of the Unknown Man if they weren't slain in the process.
  • Unknown Man: Crosses it by raping & mutilating Diclonii. Among other things, this involved having a surgeon remove the lower half of Number 28's body so he could easily carry her around inside a backpack & keeping her inside a special tank that left her excruciating pain, unable to use her powers against him. He also cut her vocal cords, leaving her in vain, injects her with a drug that gives her 3 hours to live & uses her as a tracker to find Lucy. When he finds Nana instead, he kicks over her container in fury, which finally kills her. He does it once more by barging into the Maple House, proceeding to incapacitate Nana by firing a poisoned spiked iron ball from a crossbow on her, nearly killed Wanta by kicking him & would have raped & murdered Mayu (& very likely Nana as well) if it hadn't been for Bando's intervention, who was shunned by this. This makes him one of the most evil & cruel villains of Elfen Lied.

Pokemon (anime series)

  • Grings Kodai: Crosses it in electrocuting Zorua to near-death, then directly killing Zoroark in front of Zorua.
  • Hunter J: She sets a forest full of Pokemon on fire in order to steal a frightened Riolu (which could have been fatal if Blastoise hadn't been there to use Rain Dance), tries to kill Ash by setting the already-burning forest around him on fire, later lets him get to her room in her ship so she can attempt to crush him with Drapion, and later send him falling to his doom. She ends up being one of the few Pokemon villains to die, many episodes later.
  • Cyrus: Possesses the Lake Trio, Dialga, and Palkia in an attempt to create his own dimension while destroying Earth. He even leaves his own teammates to die, saying they'd poison his new world. Ironically, it is he and his own dimension who end up being destroyed in the end, and despite his leaving her for dead, Mars is sad to see him go.
  • Damian: Abandons his Charmander, then refuses to return for him after it begins to rain and threatens to put his tail flame out (which will kill him).
  • Iron-Masked Marauder: Crosses it in torturing Celebi into submission before brutally crushing Ash's hands.

Code Geass

  • Charles zi Britannia - He conquered most of the planet and sacrificed many lives to become immortal and to deform it.
  • Lelouch Lamperouge - He used Geass power on his friends and relatives. He killed many bad guys, but he accidentally made Euphemia li Britannia kill innocent Japanese and used this massacre in his propaganda. He also declared the global war and conquered the whole planet by threatening to use 2 most powerful weapons of mass destruction.
  • Schneizel El Britannia - He turned Black Knights against their founder Lelouch. He manipulated Suzaku, Lelouch and others to be seen as the only hope for the world, when he wanted to conquer it. Ironically he used Black Knights to fight in his final war
  • Clovis la Britannia - he ordered to kill innocent people
  • Cornelia li Britannia - she crushed many rebellions in her empire
  • Marianne vi Britannia - she started a war with Japan, no longer caring for her children in that nation and tried to deform the world.
  • Suzaku Kururugi - In spite his noble goal to bring Britannia Empire to the good side, he crosses it by betray his own Japanese people to serve Britannian Empire as well as had Lelouch given false memories by Charles.

Codename: Kids Next Door

  • Delightful Children From Down the Lane: Were responsible for the removal of Nigel Uno's (Numbuh One's) hair. This one was only played for laughs, but is treated as "unforgivable".
  • Father: Attempts to cook the children who competed in the competition for the Delightful Children From Down the Lane's annual birthday cake into a cake, and let them eat it.
  • Chester: Opens a fast food restaurant called Burger Frenzy, where kids visiting the restaurant are captured and used as the meat on burgers which are then sold to sharks.
  • Grandfather: Was once the complete ruler of the world and forced every child (including his sons, Monty and Benedict Uno) to work in Tapioca facorties for him. Once he was recommissioned, he shunned his son Benedict (now known as Father) as a complete and utter failure and betrayed all the other villains by turning them all into Senior Citi-zombies. It's also implied that he's the reason for Father's fear of broccoli.

The Boondocks

  • Ed Wuncler, Sr.: Masterminds a terror attack on Wuncler Plaza to kill one man so he can profit from his image.
  • Ed Wuncler II: Forcing people in his debt to work at slaves in his slavery theme park Freedomland, no matter their race, and when Huey Freeman defies him, he attempts to have Huey's foot publicly cut off.
  • Lamilton Taeshawn: Stole his grandmothers car so he and Riley Freeman can cause trouble. He also beat up his grandmother and shot a tied up dog of a woman he was planning to rob and tries to kill Riley for avoiding him.
  • Uncle Ruckus: Aides in reinstating slavery, and helps Ed Wuncler II run a slavery themed park called Freedomland to act as a slave owner with sadistic and raciest glee.
  • Mister Ruckus: Took his hate for white people out on his son Uncle Ruckus, and kicking him out of their house at a young age. This, combined with his wifes praise of white people, and convincing Uncle he's really white, is what made Ruckus hate black people.

Sword Art Online

  • Akihiko Kayaba: Cross it by prevents the whole SAO players from returning to the real world at the beginning of the series and giving them challenge to defeat his avatar as the only way to return to real world.
  • Nobuyuki Sugou: Prevents around 300 SAO players from returning to the real world in order to use them as test subjects for his research on controlling peoples' feelings, memories, in other words, research on the manipulation of the human soul. Holds Asuna hostage in the virtual world, sexually harasses her in front of Kirito and threatens to rape her. Tries to kill Kirito and tortures him by turning the pain absorber program level down so that Kirito would experience real pain from the injuries. Later tries to kill Kazuto in the real world. This MEH actions proved to be far more sinister and depraved compared with Akihiko's own crossing, in which the manifestation of his consciousness in virtual world decided to came to help Kirito to defeat Sugou's avatar.

Gravity Falls

  • Lil' Gideon: Because of his delusion, he tried to kill Dipper many times and he stole his uncle's house and store. He also lied to the naive people who all loved him about his supernatural powers, when they were just souvenir pins with hidden cameras. His sole reason to be bad is his jerkish personality and mocking people.
  • Preston Northwest cross this in "Northwest Mansion Mystery" when he was willing to let all his guests, including four children die rather than swallow his pride and let in the common people of the town. Not to mention being extremely emotionally abusive towards Pacifica, up to and including having her trained to respond to a bell with contrition like one of Pavlov's dogs.

Others

  • Dave (Penguins of Madagascar): He crossed MEH, when he mutated all captured penguins into grotesque monsters.
  • Camp Bullies and their cheating: In the beginning of the movie, they're just mean and petty, but when it comes to the river raft race they have been cheating stealing and destroyed the other boats leaving nobody to win but themselves.
  • Zapp Brannigan: Fakes the destruction of Earth to Leela and pretends to take care of her, all in an elaborate plan to seduce her in an Adam and Eve senario.
  • Barry Dylan: Kills Sterling Archer's first real love Katya at their wedding and later usurps Nikolai Jakov as head of the KGB and kills Jakov under the impression that he could be Archer's biological father.
  • Fallen Hana: She definitely crossed it when absorbed and killed Hana in front of Syu. After she killed Hana in front of Syu, she used the Memes to kill him. Syu was finally killed by the CPUs after he gave up in fighting against his 'addiction" (the Memes and Fallen Hana was Syu's addiction on internet, anime, and other things that vitiate an otaku in a virtual world. The objeticve of the anime was to shows that not everyone win their "own addiction"). After he had finally given up the fight, she did the Memes pulled all parts of Syu's body and finally kissing and eating him along with all other Memes girls.
    • She crosses again when she devours Syu in front of Hana and made him into pieces.
  • Sterling Archer: Crosses it in "Heart of Archness Part 3" when he is willing to participate in a pirate lacrosse game rather than help his friends escape the pirates' fortress and give Ray lifesaving medical treatment.
  • Malory Archer: Crosses it by neglecting and abusing her son as a child, including leaving him at a train station on Christmas Eve and stealing his bike just to teach him a lesson.
  • The Lich: Crosses it with his plan to destroy all life. He also killed Billy and Prismo.
  • Slade: Forced Robin to be his apprentice by implanting nanobots into all of his friend's body. During season 2, Slade manipulated and influenced Terra to betray other Titans, especially Beast Boy.
  • Cyborg (Teen Titans Go!) and Beast Boy (Teen Titans Go!): perhaps the silliest, if not despicable manner of crossing MEH in the episode: Staring at the Future they fight over a pizza for 30 years only to find that the future has turned out better since they weren't involved (seeing as they were completely irresponsible) in order to avoid learning a lesson and ignore responsibility they create a time machine to go back and share the pizza with each other only to bring about the apocalypse and ruin the future not just for the other titans, but for the whole world.
    • However, in episode Ghost Boy', Beast Boy himself possibly crosses MEH that worse than above (but still in very silly manner) after other Titans trick him to though that he was a real ghost out of fed up with his pranks. Found out that he was transparent like a ghost due to Raven's spell on him, he tries to jump onto volcano in front of them, which causes chaos in process (all Titans ended up dead in various ways and became real ghost).
  • Starfire (Teen Titans Go!): She potentially crosses MEH when she destroys the Moon and kills an animal to extract its heart (which completely horrifies Robin as he fainted instantly).
  • Mac Antfee: Cross this by selfishly left Dickie for frozen for years until Randy undo this by destank Dicky through reunite him with his long lost love. He crosses this further by tries to retake the Ninja mantle from Randy in aggressive manners until Randy stops him by mind-wiping, finally put and end of his evil nature for good.
  • The Count of Monte Cristo: The Count has had a series of Moral Event Horizons throughout the anime Gankutsuou. He has had a hand in the many misfortunes of the Villefort, Danglars and Morcerf households, causing serious collateral damage that completely unaffected the Count except for when Albert was poisoned, but this was because the Count was still using him. The character Haydee Tebelin was purposefully sent to the opera house so that she could be forced to see Fernand Mondego, the killer of her father and the one responsible for her and her dead mother's enslavement, making her have post-traumatic stress that would eventually build up until she confronted Mondego during his campaign. After the Count explained his use of Haydee and Albert, his entire scheme had essentially become one big Moral Event Horizon. Also, in the episode called "The Duel", Franz d'Epinay takes Albert de Morcerf's place in the duel against the Count and loses, dying by the Count's sword. Afterward, the Count plays chess, seemingly treating his cruel actions as if they were nothing, and when Haydee confronts the Count, Bertuccio is ordered to take her away. And in the semifinal episode, "Edmond Dantes", the Count still wanted revenge even as he was dying, only somewhat affected by Albert's intervention.
  • Halloween: Punishes Ian by having Chimera turn Gido into a frozen monster. He later tries to slaughter entire audience while dueling Alan. Though, Halloween, as Pamp, actually has crosses MEH for the first time by brutally kills bullies that used to bully him by set their house ablaze (mutilate them in manga). He also mocks Alan as a hypocrite (though in reality Pamp is hypocritical) and misimpretating Alan's advice to became stronger by killing the weak one as brutal as possible (actually, Alan mean that how Pamp became stronger is not by power, but by his heart).
  • Chameleon (T.U.F.F. Puppy): He kills Agent Kitty 8 times and attempted to do it 9th time to kill her completely as cats have 9 lives.
  • Eustace Bagge: Gathers almost every villain that appeared throughout the show to kill Courage in a deadly dodgeball game. He even uses his own wife, Muriel, as bait.
  • SwaySway: Attempted to drug, marry, and presumably rape an underage female camper.
  • Verminious Snaptrap: in the episode Mall Rat, he pretends to be turned good by giving away muffins, clearing bad weather and opening a mall while giving away "free" frozen yogurt. But after he lured everyone into the mall he revealed that he was planning to kill everyone in Petropolis by sending them to the sun. If it hadn't been for Kitty and Dudley, Snaptrap would have killed hundreds of innocent civilians.
    • This may have been a result of him "going cuckoo" during his time in prison, a shown that he was willing to kill himself along with everyone else, and that he made himself a girlfriend made of soap named Vivian.
  • Kaorinite: Crosses it by nearly crushing Heart crystals of her victims and almost crushes Usagi's locket that she needs to become Sailor Moon.
  • Slagar the Cruel: In Redwall he loots valuables from the Redwallers after they nurse him back to health, and hits Methuselah over the head with a candlestick, killing him.
  • Queen Beryl and Queen Metallia: Caused the destruction of the Moon Kingdom, forcing Queen Serenity to sacrifice herself to temporarily imprison them.
  • Wiseman: He kills Saphir when he realized his evil plan and turned good, and had always intended to do so beforehand. He also tries to kill Sailor Moon resulting in Prince Dimande sacrificing himself to save her, manipulates Chibiusa into becoming Black Lady by convincing her that Usagi and the others don't care for her, and intends to destroy the world with the power of the Dark Crystal.
  • Eddy's Brother: Crosses the line with his sadistic and cold-hearted treatment of Eddy, gleefully admitting he's always been doing it which causes distress to the other Eds. Even Kevin, Rolf, Sarah, and the Kanker Sisters are disgusted, especially when he attacks Edd for trying to defend Eddy.
  • Kevin: (This is debatable due to redeeming himself in the movie) Crosses it in Your Ed Here, when he blackmailed Eddy under the threat of telling everyone about his middle name (Skipper) by forcing him to do his bidding. He even broke his promise of not telling the kids by doing it anyway, leaving Eddy humiliated and mocked at.
  • Ren Höek: In Adult Party Cartoon's episode "Ren Seeks Help". Ren crosses the MEH, recounting how he abused other people, including Stimpy throughout their relationship, especially since childhood, he was torturing and killing tiny animals and abusing Stimpy throught their relationship, all for fun. The psychologist Mr. Horse does not bear Ren's sadistic nature, lashes out at and challenges him to fighting. Ren turns into a rabid beast, striking the psychologist, very nearly killing him. He is taken away by animal control, but not before biting off and eating one of the men's hands.
  • King Goobot: In the movie, he steals all of the children's parents, and tries to feed them to their god Poultra. Later tries to get Poultra to eat all of Retroville, and later traded his brother Ooblar for sulfur butter.
  • Clay Puppington: After he accidentally shoots Orel in the leg, he refuses to take his son to the hospital, he drinks the rubbing alcohol, and when he becomes sober, refused to take the blame and pinned it on Orel. Several episodes later, while Orel is helping Ms. Censordoll with her own campaign against Clay, he tells Orel he's glad he shot him.
  • Zorak: On a particular episode of Space Ghost Coast to Coast, he eats his little nephew Raymond alive and covers up Raymond's pleas for help.
  • Tetsuo Shima: He kills the barkeep then Yamagata. Tetsuo then began a rampage to find Akira as he kills soldiers.
  • King Zenoheld not only tries to destroy the Bakugan, but once that failed, he changed his plans to destroy every living being that dare to opposed him, (including his own people). This plan has gone too far, which caused Volt and Lync to betray the Vexos.
  • Yoshihito Kanamori: Molests his student Marie Moriya, and then strangles her to death when she threatened to tell others about their "supplementary lessons," and then hides her body in the sewer.
  • Moralton: (Like Springfield, this is a whole city) After a Jewish doctor has a spiked Jesus head impaled on his chest, the whole city admires the wound and refused to fix the wound. When he tries to fix the wound himself, he is restrained and the city lets people with contagious diseases kiss and go near it in an attempt to be healed, infecting the doctor. The doctor would have died if Orel hadn't placed a bunch of medicine to his bed. He was then able to use his Star of David necklace to mix the medicines together and formed a bubble that got on the wound, healing him.
  • Basque Grand: In the 2003 anime version of Fullmetal Alchemist (in the manga version and Brotherhood he was a hero) Grand ordered Colonel Roy Mustang to murder Winry's parents during the Civil War flashback simply because they were healing Ishvalans, classifying them as traitors.
  • Shou Tucker: In order to keep his State Alchemist license and "pursue knowledge", he experiments on his daughter Nina and the family dog Alexander, melding them into a hurting "talking chimera". This mirrors his previous experiment two years before where he forcefully transformed his wife into a suicidal talking chimera and lied to his daughter about her disappearance.
  • Kenny Forfar: became so convinced that a youth committed murder that he rigged evidence after it became apparent the youth did NOT commit the crime - he then harassed the youth to the point he tried to jump off a bridge in distress, worst of all when the youth's father later gave him a receipt in trust at the hospital ward proving his son's innocence Kenny opted to burn it rather than give it to his superiors.
  • Jagi: After his hideous disfigurement by Kenshiro, Jagi scars himself with the same seven scars Kenshiro got from Shin and began impersonating the hero everywhere he went, causing trouble for everyone.
  • Shinji Matou: Though he starts out being a jerk, he crosses this in Heaven's Feel when he starts raping his sister Sakura.
  • Security Chief Atlas: Atlas crosses in the past by murdering Julia and Ashleigh Crichton's parents and mutilating Ashleigh to steal his identity.
  • Justice (Afro Samurai): Killed Afro's father before his eyes many years ago and told Afro to challenge him when he was ready.
  • Lord Akudaikan: freezes the Kiryuu twins in time and condemns their bodies to the bottom of the drink, and Goyan betrays his master, revealing himself to be the main villain.
  • Girinma: turns a memento of Urara's dead mother into a Kowaina.
  • Klein: kills Setsuna just because she ultimately saw Love as a true friend, and Northa tries brainwashing Setsuna back into Labyrinth, pressing Love's berserk in the process.
  • Dune: Turns the entire world into a desert.
  • Mephisto: subverts this when he brainwashes Siren just as she's about to see the light. Turns out, he had lost control of himself because of Noise brainwashing him, as revealed in episode 36, and Noise was the one that crossed the MEH with Mephisto's act.
  • Joker: Was already far over the line and cements it by inflicting the Bad Ending on the Cures. And that's not going into how, in brainwashing them and Akaoni, he was behind Wolfrun's vendetta against Akane and everything she cared about, including the destruction of her charm and the subsequent attempt on Miyuki's life, and Majorina's attempted murder of two of Nao's siblings.
  • Selfish King: Is established as one nasty piece of work very early on as it is, but he has two possible crossing points very close to each other. If his Electric Torture of Regina to keep her on his side.
  • Kyubey: Manipulates Sayaka's soul gem so that she feels excruciating physical pain, just to drive home the truth about how becoming a magical girl basically turns you into a walking corpses called Witch that hunted by another magical girl by default.
  • Precia Testarossa: Whips Fate for not bringing enough Jewel Seeds, even though Fate did exactly what she told her to do.
  • Char Aznable: A rather complicated one for the most famous villain of the original Gundam series. Some think he crossed the line in Mobile Suit Gundam, when after finding the White Base hidden in a bombed-out stadium during a battle against the Gundam, he sees a chance to finally take revenge on the Zabi family (who were responsible for the assassination of his father "Zeon Zum Deikun"), and cunningly betrays Zeon's Earth Attack Force commander Garma Zabi, by misinforming him that the Gundam was retreating and that the White Base is directly ahead, when in fact it was actually behind them. Garma, eager to prove himself, takes the bait and as soon as his Gaw attack carrier flies over the stadium, the White Base launches a surprise attack on Garma's Gaw. Desperate, Garma attempts a kamikaze run on the White Base, while Char contacts him informing of his treachery, saying to Garma that he should blame this on the misfortune of his birth and he should thank his father, ending it with a maniacal laugh, as Garma's Gaw explodes before it could collide with the White Base. Others think that he crossed it when he decapitated Kycilia Zabi with a bazooka. However, Char (despite his delusional goals and beliefs to migrate all of mankind on Earth into space, so that all of humanity will evolve into "Newtypes", and allow the Earth to heal itself) actually crossed the line in "Mobile Suit Gundam: Char's Counterattack", when he dropped the asteroid "5th Luna", onto Lhasa, Tibet, killing billions of innocent people and attempted to complete his plan by dropping the asteroid "Axis", filled with nuclear missiles onto Earth, in order to ensure an endless nuclear winter that will render the planet uninhabitable. And he deceived and manipulated his underlings feelings with his charisma for his own ego.
  • Miss Simian: In The Ape, it is revealed that she only pretended to be friends with the Watterstons to get a favorite teacher nomination. When teeterting over a broken bridge on her car in an attempt to reach their letter, Gumball and Darwin offer her the chance of friendship, but she declines and goes for the letter, getting herself badly injured and claiming that it was worth it.
  • Phantom Limb: When he finds out the Monarch and Dr. Girlfriend are getting married, he imtimadates the Monarch by shooting his former prison mates, some of which wern't killed instantly.
  • Floyd & Jolene: When they stole Gus' paddlecab and lured him into quicksand to drown and die while they used the paddlecab to capture some of the cubs for dinner. Naturally, as expected, their plan is foiled after Kissyfur, Beehonie, Toot, and Miss Emmy Lou all free Gus, allowing him to once again put the gators in their place and then rescue the cubs and retrieve his paddlecab.
  • Gilgamesh: While more of an anti-villain with hidden depths in other Fate titles and routes, he actually crosses the line once in Unlimited Blade Works when he rips out Ilya's heart, and again in the same route when he uses Shinji Matou as a vessel for the Holy Grail.
  • Eva-Beatrice: Crosses it with repeatedly murdering Rosa and her daughter until the original Golden Witch gives them a mercy kill. Kills the family repeatedly than just once.
  • Barrot: Often made sexual moves onto his own daughter, Phryne.
  • Frank Jones: Fails Muscle Man after his friends helped him repair his trailer, even having his henchmen destroy the architects. He later goes to extremes to take it away from Muscle Man. However, it is later revealed that Frank was a jealous contestant who lost the trailer to Muscle Man in a hot dog eating contest.
  • Raynare: Pretends to be Issei's girlfriend & then kills him, thus disobeying Azazel's orders not to hurt him. After thinking she killed him, she told her friends about how she pretended to be Issei's girlfriend and makes fun of it. She then does it again by stealing Asia's Twilight Healing, killing her in process & then told Issei that it is the deserving fate of all Sacred Gear users to have their Sacred Gear stolen by Fallen Angels in process.
  • Megatron (Transformers Prime): He crossed it in the season 2 finale of Transformers: Prime when the Autobots seized the Omega Keys and secured the Omega Lock (the sole device in the universe that could restore the war-ravaged planet Cybertron). In order to retake the Omega Keys and the Lock for himself, per Starscream's advice, Megatron had the Autobots' human friends taken to Cybertron in air-tight pods as hostages, threatening to open them and expose the humans to Cybertron's toxic atmosphere (and possible lack of oxygen), which would kill them instantly, unless the Autobots relinquish the Omega Keys to him. Though the Autobots did exactly this, even after Optimus Prime asked that he be allowed to return the humans to Earth, Megatron instead elected to use the Omega Lock to cyberform Earth, which would destroy all indigenous life in the process. Optimus made the ultimate sacrifice by destroying the Omega Lock to save Earth. In the aftermath, Megatron, having discovered it's location, destroyed the Autobots' base on Earth. Megatron also crosses MEH again by destroying whole Predacon Project and framing Autobots for this to avoid any possibilities of the cloned Predacons' betrayal due to Predaking's sudden developed intelligence as well as to manipulate Predaking further to inflict his rage on Autobots until Ratchet told Predaking the truth, which prompt Megatron to left Predaking to die in the outer space. Fortunately for the Autobots, this second MEH crossing costs Megatron more, as most of his Vehicon soldiers died at hands of Predaking before he able to rid of him, as well as his downfall at hands of revived Bumblebee later.
  • Silas (Transformers): Crosses it when he makes a deal with Airachnid that since M.E.C.H. was seeking out Cybertronians for scientific study, he can have what's left of the Autobot Arcee, after she has terminated her, and in order to lure Arcee to them, he kidnapped the mother of Arcee's human companion, Jack Darby, as a hostage. Once Jack and Arcee arrived to rescue Jack's mother, Airachnid immobilized Arcee with her webbing. Arcee then pleaded to Silas to help Jack and his mother, since they are humans like him, but Silas outright stated that "a few humans lives are a small price to pay for a miracle of science like [herself]", and simply watched as Airachnid attempted to kill both humans. This also proved Silas to be even less human than the Decepticons. He crosses it again in the following season when he frames Optimus Prime by constructing a remote-controlled doppleganger of him, Nemesis Prime, which he first uses to try and kill the Autobots' human liason, Agent Fowler, and then turn the military against the Autobots by attacking a military base. Despite military orders to terminate all Autobots on sight, Optimus and Fowler locate Silas' base and destroy the doppelganger, ultimately clearing Optimus' name. As retribution for his actions, Silas is inadvertently crushed beneath the destroyed doppleganger he created. His troops worked diligently to save his life by integrating him into the body of the deceased Decepticon, Breakdown, the remains of whom they found prior. Though their efforts brought Silas back from the brink of death, he crossed the MEH to the point of no return by killing his own men with the intention of joining the Decepticons.
  • Airachnid: Crosses this by brutally murdering Arcee's close friend Tailgate. He also tries to kill Jack as well as make a deal with Silas in which she turned out planned to had Darby watch his mother die. Though in the end Arcee finally defeat her by trick her into Insecticon pod, freezing her in process. However, Arcee later on never learn that Airachnid's actual comeuppance are more severe: Due to chaos in episode Thirst, she ended up become a vampiric terrorcon.
  • Daffy Duck: In The Looney Tunes Show episode "The Float", he takes every cent of Porky's money, saying he needs it for a kidney operation. After going bankrupt, Porky eventually discovers that Daffy used the money to buy a yaht and attacks him for it.
  • The Red Guy: Crosses it in the episode "Part-Time Job." In it, he nearly cooks Chicken alive in one of his various schemes. May have crossed it even earlier in the pilot episode for the series in which he dragged Chicken to Hell and tormented him, just because he was smoking.
  • Supreme Dog: Knowingly sells body-altering candy bars to children for a profit. This makes him one of the darkest characters in Arthur.
  • Diva: Selfishly raping and murdering the main protagonist's younger brother Riku in order to impregnate herself.
  • Freed Sellzen: He ruthlessly kills many priests without mercy or spite out of sadistic fun, he presumably rapes Asia offscreen for being horrified with his actions & for not fighting Issei, he worked with the Fallen Angels, chief fallen angel Kokabiel & corrupt archbishop Valper Galilei to use Excalibur in an attempt to start a war by destroying Kuoh Academy. He even worked with Diodora Astaroth & Khaos Brigade & ruthlessly killed two of Diodora's chess pieces without remorse, thus making Kiba finish him off for good out of disgust.
  • Kokabiel: He conspirated againsts the fallen angels, attempts to start another war between the angels, fallen angels & demons. He killed & betrayed Valper Galilei & calling him useless so Kiba could not avenged his friends killed on his genocide.
  • Valper Galilei: He uses children as test subjects for his Holy Sword Project & afterwards have them killed for their failure, he massacred the unused children after the Vatican discovered about this, leaving Yuuto Kiba as the sole survivor. He even joined Kokabiel in his attempt to start another war, only to be betrayed & killed in the process.
  • Gumball Watterson: Crosses the Moral Event Horizon in "The Saint", when he commits multiple immensely-horrific and truly evil deeds against Alan in an attempt to break his saintly goodness and cause him to fall to Gumball's level; obliterating his social life by posting a racist online message against 2D people under Alan's identity, shattering Alan's romance with Carmen by forging pictures of Alan cheating on her with everyone and everything else indiscriminantly, and finally, selling Alan's parents off to be used to their suffering as children's party balloons. Gumball also, when Alan feigned Gumball finally finding his weakness and breaking him, chose to gloat and relish in his own alleged victory. Darwin was completely disgusted at Gumball choosing to do this, and Gumball nonchalantly revealed that he simply wanted to break Alan "for science, and because the people deserve to know, and because I've got nothing else to do today." Even Gumball himself worried after selling Alan's parents that he was going too far, and Darwin said, "You went too far about seven hours ago."
  • All the main villains in Winx Club are pure evil, but the Wizards of the Black Circle particularly proved irredeemable; Even with the critical situation they were in, with the earth fairies seeking vengeance on them and Duman seriously ill, they were faking their surrender in an elaborate plan to destroy all fairies, which they never once considered backing out of even with the Winx going out of their way to help them. Also, Gantlos, who is the most caring towards his partners, tries to kill Bloom moments after she saves his life.

Videogames

Warcraft

  • Arthas: Possibly the massacre of the city of Stratholme (although this was to prevent them from falling to the Plague of Undeath and he believed it was the only option he had); definitely his cold-blooded murder of his own father, (Though technically he was corrupted by Frostmourne and is later learned in the Halls of Reflection instance that there's only a small piece of Arthas left in the Lich King which is preventing the Scourge from completely destroying Azeroth.
  • Deathwing: Used the Dragon soul to kill a large number of blue dragons, which helped drive Malygos into madness, which would make him start the Nexus War millenia later. Also responsible for the Shattering, which reshaped Azeroth and likely resulted in great loss of life. He was also attempting to complete the Hour of Twilight which would have ended life on Azeroth.
  • Archbishop Benedictus: Lead the Twilight's Hammer after Cho'gall's death and attempted to steal the Dragon Soul from Thrall, which was the only weapon that could have killed Deathwing.
  • Garrosh Hellscream: For the Alliance, Garrosh crossed this in the Jaina Proudmoore: Tides of War novel, Garrosh used a mana bomb to destroy Theramore, killing everyone except Jainna Proudmoore (though she is traumatized by the experience and warped by the residual energy of the mana bomb) and then announced a campaign of complete genocide against the Alliance. He announced that every man, woman and even child will aid in the war against the Alliance, and any who shirk their duties would face the Kor'kron guards. For the Horde, he crossed this when he attempted to assassinate Vol'Jin the leader of the Darkspear Trolls and planned genocide against the Darkspear. He finally crossed it for the Pandaren and became an enemy to all of Azeroth when he uses the sacred pools of the Vale of Eternal Blossoms to revive the Heart of Y'Shaarj to use as a weapon. His actions also destroy much of the Vale of Eternal Blossoms, filling the ground with Sha corruption and unleashing the Sha of Pride.
  • Queen Azshara: Attempted to summon Sargeras to Azeroth to become his queen and cleanse Azeroth so it would be perfect for her. Also allowed her subjects, the Night Elves to be killed as she only showed love for the Highborne. Her part in the War of the Ancients help cause the first Sundering of Azeroth.
  • Sargeras: Despite the horrific acts committed by Sargeras during the War of the Ancients, Sargeras crossed the Moral Event Horizon when he fought the Guardian of Tirisfal, Aegwynn, and possessed her unborn child, Medivh, directly destroying Medivh's innocence.

Date A Live Game Universe

  • Unknown: Crossed in the moment when she betrayed Maria, when he tried to bring Maria to her side saying they were sisters, Maria after falling into the trap, stab Marina Maria and laughed insanely as she showed her true personality. After this she became the true form of her and confessed her loyalty with Westcott. After that she opened the Fallen and dimensional portal that would break the physical laws of the simulator to destroy the systems of Fraxinus and destroyed all means of communication Tengu.
  • Eden: Crossed at the moment when Eden brutally betrayed its master Rinne Sonogami, when Eden used the feelings of Rinne to completely take her body and get the full power. After taking her body, the spiritual Eden used her ability to create a huge forest of branches throughout the Tengu city while maintaining Rinne imprisioned inside the garden and used her body as a source of power to kill all life in and Tengu soon all mankind.

Star Wars

  • Darth Nihilus: Destroyed countless worlds through the Force and ended entire civilizations. Destroyed the Miraluka race and tortured his slaves and mutilated them into undead demons. Took away Visas Marr's eye sight. Started the first Jedi Purge and the Dark Wars. Betrayed Darth Traya and cut her off from the Force and exiled her from the Sith. Tricked the Onderon Separatists and their leaders, General Vaklu and Colonel Tobin into waging war on the Republic and the Onderon royalists and ended up taking away their homeworld from them and all of their soldiers.
  • Darth Traya / Kreia: Betrayed the Jedi Order and then the Sith after being exiled by the Dark Lords, used Meetra Surik as her weapon of vengeance to stop the Sith and to destroy the remaining Jedi Masters, led Darth Sion to his ultimate death and imprisoned Surik's friends.
  • Saul Karath: He betrayed the Republic and joined Darth Malak's Sith empire, he then lead military campaigns in Malak's name. One of the first bombings he led was on Telos IV, which killed Carth's wife. He also sent a bounty hunter to capture Bastila Shan and kill Darth Revan. He also tortured Carth, Revan and Bastila by electrocution.
  • Darth Malak: He ordered the destruction of planets Taris, Telos IV and Dantooine (bear in mind countless amounts of Sith troopers were stationed on Taris). He captured Bastila Shan and turned her to the dark side via torture. He also murdered a lot of Jedi and Republic civillians.
  • Darth Sion: He slaughtered entire crew of a Republic military ship. Killed Lonnah Vash and many other Jedi.
  • Darth Vitiate: he reconstructed Sith Empire after the Great Hyperspace War and went on to rule it for more than a millennium due to absorbing life energy from others to extend his lifespan, he ordered war against the Republic, causing death of millions, he tortured and personally killed many of slaves and jedi and tried to eliminate all life in the galaxy.
  • Darth Jadus: Faked his death to plot against the Sith Empire, he constructed superweapon Eradicator and attempted to start his rule of fear and terror.
  • Skavak: Backstabbed Corso and his captain, stole their starship with all cargo on the board to deliver it to separatist movement in the Republic.
  • Darth Zash: She took over bodies of her previous students and tried to do this with Darth Nox
  • Darth Thanaton: He tried to eliminate and incriminate Darth Nox as student of his most powerful political rival Darth Zash
  • Darth Baras: He tortured a Republic Soldier and destroyed his mind to just gain informations, he betrayed his student The Emperor's Wrath and pretended the Emperor's Voice
  • Tarro Blood: He ordered to kill The Great Hunt Champion's friend to eliminate him from the Great Hunt
  • Jedi Master Jun Seros: he had slaughtered the Great Hunt Champions and framed the The Great Hunt Champion for a kilometer-long list of atrocities that the bounty hunter didn't do.
  • Darth Tormen: He sent bounty hunter The Great Hunt Champion to kill or capture Zale Barrows on Belsavis and General Thelonia Redrish on Voss oficials on Corellia and Supreme Chancellor Dorian Janarus. Tormen executed the surviving bridge crew of a Republic Ship. The worst of what he did was conquering Corellia.
  • Galen Marek: For order of his master Darth Vader, he killed 3 Jedi knights. He optionally can become Darth Sidious' servant, who kills Obi Wan Kenobi and corrupts Luke Skywalker (although this is not considered canon).
  • Jerec: He killed jedi master Qu Rahn, later he killed Morgan Katarn to take his map to Valley of the Jedi, he tried to corrupt Kyle Katarn by offering him to kill his beloved and even in the very end he tried to provoke Katarn to kill him and make him turn on the dark side after the first offer failed.
  • Desann : He killed a padawan coulage in anger, becoming a dark jedi and lead another military campaign against Luke Skywalker's jedi order, he tricked Kyle Katarn to show him way to Valley of the Jedi by making him believe he killed his beloved Jen Ors.

Tekken

  • Heihachi Mishima: Prior to the events of the first Tekken game, he threw own his son off a cliff for being "too weak" as well as trying to kill his grandson in Tekken 3, making him responsible for making both of them much greater evils than even him.
  • Kazuya Mishima: By the time of the second tournament, Kazuya has been the Mishima Zaibatsu's CEO for two years and engaged in much more evil actions beyond that of Heihachi Mishima, though this was due to the Devil gene in his blood (though he later chose to accept it).
  • Jin Kazama: Obviously started a war in Tekken 6 to lure Azazel as way to get rid of the Devil Gene in his blood as well his father and grandfather. After his fight with Azazel, it was revealed that his plans of ridding the devil gene failed because the mark was still on him after he was found by Raven. Due his actions in Tekken 6 and his absolute hatred for the Mishima bloodline, Jin unknowlingly became the very thing he so greatly despised.

Assassin's Creed

  • Al Mualim: he manipulated Altair to eliminate his former allies, so he wouldn't have to share power and influence with them
  • Rodrigo Borgia: although the deed was done by Uberto Alberti he was truly responsible for the death of Ezio's Father and Brothers
  • Cesare Borgia: Cesare crossed the Moral Event Horizon when, in a rage, he murdered his father, Rodrigo, and physically abused his sister, Lucrezia, to the point of choking her, just to determine the location of the Apple of Eden.
  • Charles Lee: crosses it when he tries to break Connor's neck when Connor was a child, this leads Connor to believe that he burnt his village when it was actually George Washington. He later lies to Kanen'tó:kon telling him that Connor betrayed his own kind, which forces Connor to kill his friend.
  • Bartholomew Roberts: after showing Edward Kenway the observatory he betrays him and leaves him to die, once Edward finds a way out of the chamber Roberts turns him in for the high bounty on his head.
  • Warren Vidic: in Assassin's Creed 3, he abducts William Miles and threatens to kill him if Desmond doesn't hand over the Apple of Eden.
  • Shay Cormac: With no remorse he killed Arno's father.

Witcher

  • Azar Javed: He ambushed Kaer Mohren, stole witcher secrets, organised a criminal group Salamandra from smaller groups to gain resources for his experiments, to those group belonged slavers, drug dealers, hired murderers, kidnappers of children, which were later lab rats, he personally killed a detective to take his identity, he manipulated Geralt of Rivia to find an ancient magical book for him, he sent army of mutants on Vizima and sent murderers and monsters on Geralt.
  • Professor (Witcher): He is a felon wanted in 3 kingdoms, he assists Azar Javed in ambush Kaer Mohren, steals witcher secrets, kills witcher Leo by his crossbow, he mocks Geralt of Rivia about his status in society and supervises many activities of criminal organisation Salamandra.
  • Jacques de Aldersberg: He's behind Azar Javed and all his acitivities, but his worst crime is provoking a rise of non-humans to crush it and make himself a hero and usurp rule of Temeria, all he did because of his delusional vision of a madman.
  • Letho: He assassinated kings Demavend and Foltest, framing Geralt of Rivia in the latter crime, he manipulated elves and sorceresses to help him kill them, he kidnapped Triss Merrigold to teleport him and left her on fate of trolls, he made a plan to assassinate king Henselt and sent his 2 coulages to kill him, in the end of the game it's revelated he was working for the emperor of Nilfgaard.
  • Serrit and Egan: attempt to assassinate king Henselt, killing all who stand in their way - soldiers and messengers.
  • Sheala de Tancarville: She hired Letho to kill king Demavend and sent a brainwashed dragon on soldiers, when they tried to arrest her for regicide
  • Philippa Eilhart: She lead a conspiracy to kill king Demavend, she manipulated Saskia and Geralt and brainwashing the former after curing her from a poison. When Geralt asked her, what would have she do if Saskia didn't get poisoned and he didn't appear to naively help her, she answered that she would find another way to take control over her mind.
  • Dethmold: He convinced King Henselt to kill Blue Stripes and orders mercenaries to kill their leader Vernon Roche and his companion Geralt of Rivia, later he captures Anais La Valette.
  • Bernard Loredo: He kidnapped and sexually abused an elven woman for a year. He can also optionally take elven women as hostages and threat to burn them alive and even commit a state treason by selling his outpost to kingdom of Kaedven.
  • Wild Hunt (Witcher): For ages they kindap various people from age 10 to 20 and turn them into their kind, they leave destruction and death behind them.

God of War

  • Ares: Tricked Kratos into killing his own family which eventually led to Ares' downfall at the hands of Kratos.
  • Zeus (God of War): crosses it in God of War II when he tricks Kratos into draining all of his godly energy into the blade of Olympus and then uses it to kill Kratos.
  • Kratos: despite being a protagonist and a tragic character, he destroys all he touches and revange was so improtant to him, that he betrayed his allies who wanted to kill Zeus instead of letting him do that. He also caused a total chaos on whole world by killing all gods and didn't care about it. He said he wanted to kill Zeus to prevent him from killing Spartans, but that's a hypocrisy, because by slaughtering Poseidon, he drowned them all.

Mass Effect

  • Saren Arterius: He allied with the Reapers and manipulated geth, he ordered them to kill many colonists, he killed his colleague Nihilus, who trusted him, he tried to blow up a colony Eden Prime, he sponsored production of rachnii troops, he left colony on Zhu Hope for mercy of Torian, he tried to produce an army of krogan slaves on his order, he also supports Souveign in invasion on the Citadel and leads it as well. In book Mass Effect:Revelation he slaughtered batarians and framed David Anderson in this.
  • Ka'hairal Balak: He ambushes a populated asteroid and installs engines to direct the asteroid on a populated planet Terra Nova, he tries to take people of the asteroid as slaves, kills brother of Kate Bowman for calling for help and threatens Shepard that he'll slaughter the hostages if the commander chases him, and so does happens.
  • Collectors: They capture tens of thousands humans and turn them into either husks or into the human reaper
  • Reapers (Mass Effect): they invade all planets, commit genocides of their populations, turn some of them into husks to fight them, they did this countless times for billions of years.
  • Illusive Man: He decides to take over the Reapers at cost of humanity rather than making man kind dominant race.
  • Donel Udina: He betrayed the Council and the Alliance by supporting Cerberus and staging a coup d'etat. He cowardly tried to frame Shepard in his crimes.
  • Henry Lawson: He fooled refugees by promising safe place and turned them into husks simply or experiments. He also threatens to kill own daughters.
  • Zaeed Massani: He's so blinded by his lust of revange on Vido Santiago that fate of his foe's prisoners matters nothing to him and he even admits it.
  • Tela Vasir: for order of Shadow Broker to kill Liara T'soni and takes a hostage
  • Shadow Broker: he allies with the Collectors, he tried to take Shepard's body for them, he captures Feron and tortures him for 2 years, he sends Tela Vasir to kill Liara T'soni, in past 60 years he ordered to kill many inconvenient people
  • Kai Leng: he attempts to assassinate Salarian Councilor, he can accomplish this or be stopped by Shepard, he optionally kills Shepard's friend, who protects the councilor, he kills asari scientists, tricks Shepard into unlocking an ancient Prothean VI and steals it, leaving Shepard to die and Thesia at mercy of the Reapers
  • Clan Chief Weyrloc Guld he sacrifices own tribesmen to find a cure for the genophage with Maelon Helprom's help, so he could conquer the galaxy in a bloody war.
  • Maelon Helprom: he made a series of brutal and barbaric experiments on prisoners and krogans to find a cure for the genophage. He's a well intentioned extremist, but he imprisoned, tortured, experimented and killed many test subjects.
  • Rasa: she killed her savior agent Brooks by shooting in her back, she spied for Illusive Man, she betrayed Cerberus, she orchestrated a conspiracy against Shepard to imprison the commander and replace by a clone
  • Shepard's clone: tried to kill the original and steal the commander's identity and ship with replaced crew
  • Renegade Shepard: Although Shepard has commited a number of despicable atrocities over the first two games, they have been intensely debated by fans, they agree that Shepard crossed when he sabotaged the cure to the genophage, condemming the krogan to extinction, resulting in the possible death of Mordin Soulus, and when confronted by Wrex(if Wrex survivied the first game) over the betrayal, Shepard can either come clean or outright lie to Wrex, resulting in Shepard sadistaclly killing Wrex, and then concealing the truth from C Sec, and possibly Garrus Vakarian.

Dragon Age

  • Bhelen Aeducan: he convinces his older sibling (protagonist of the game) to kill much older brother Trian, so he could be the only successor of the dwarven throne. If he fails to convience his sibling, then he simply hires an assassin to kill him and frame the protagonist.
  • Urthemiel: he unleashed horde of darkspawn to conquer, taint and devastate Ferelden, destroying majority of the nation.
  • Rednon Howe: A treacherous and power hungry tyrant, who killed human noble protagonist's family including his best friend's young grandson and helpless daughter-in-law, out of nothing more than ambition of taking their land and framed them into treason, he also sold people of another protagonist to slavery. After all protagonists he sends a band of assassins.
  • Loghain Mac Tir: Leaves his king to die on battlefield and takes over his kingdom, hunting and executing all his political enemies, including sending a maleficar to poison Arl Eamon, sending assassins after the protagonist, selling elves to slavery.
  • Uldred: he summons demons and starts a revolt on mage tower with his fellow blood mages. He also turned most of mages into monsters possessed by demons and enslaved them and some templars to fight for him.
  • The dwarf Paragon Branka doesn't so much cross the horizon as she flies across it, laughing the whole way. We find out just how completely depraved and insane Branka is when it is revealed that in order to reach the Anvil of the Void, she sacrificed her house — three hundred plus dwarves — to the Darkspawn and allowed the women to be taken to become part of the Broodmother (a process that defines horror) just so she could have Darkspawn to throw at the traps surrounding the Anvil. The sole survivor, Hespith, explains it in simple terms:
    Hespith: But the true abomination... is not that it occurred, but that it was allowed. Branka... my love... The Stone has punished me, dream friend. I am dying of something worse than death... Betrayal.
  • The stories of Flemeth indicate she became irredeemable when she started to take over bodies of her daughters to extend her existence
  • Marjolaine crosses it in the DLC Leliana's Song where the player gets to see Marjolaine's betrayal of her friend/lover firsthand. When Leliana discovers Marjolaine has been committing treason against Orlais, she confronts her about it, not because she's angry at what Marjolaine's done, but because she fears for Marjolaine's safety. Marjolaine responds later on by knifing Leliana in the gut, hands her over to Captain Raleigh to be tortured, and strongly implied to be raped, and alters the document so that Orlais believes Leliana is the traitor.
  • Quentin not only killed a lot of women, but also disrespected their corpses by chopping them and turning them into a twisted attempt to recreate his dead wife.
  • Anders crosses the line when he blows up the Kirkwall Chantry, killing the Grand Cleric and presumably all of its priests in order to destroy any chance of compromise between the Circle and the Templars as the Grand Cleric was the only one who could calm both sides down. He willingly started a war, even Orsino scolded him for this, because he may have doomed their whole kind, or at least the mages who live in Kirkwall.
    • Then Knight Commander Meredith followed him when she used it as an excuse to annul (exterminate) a Circle of Magi that Anders never even belonged to and were not involved in his crimes. However if player takes her side, she can be persuaded to spare mages, who beg for mercy, including player's sister Bethany.
    • Then Orsino crosses it when he reveals that he knew about and protected the Serial Killer blood mage Quentin. While he downplays his crime in the Mage path, he is wholly unrepentant in the Templar path about being complicit in the deaths of several innocent women, including Hawke's mother Leandra. He even uses the fruits of Quentin's research to turn himself into a literal monster after the reveal.
  • Mother Petrice crosses it when she murders Seamus Dumas, tries to frame Hawke for it, and plans on using the entire affair to incite the citizens of Kirkwall to rise up and wage war against the Qunari. Her apathy towards Hawke pointing out how it will be a massacre on both sides of the conflict further solidifies just how much of a deranged zealot she really is.
  • Arishok: provoked by Petrice and other xenophobes he began a war against Kirkwall, his soldiers massacred many citizens, when he presonaly decapitated viscount Dumar and throwed his head to intimidate citizens to make them submit.
  • Isabela (Dragon Age): she could have return a qunari relic to Arishok and prevent a war with him, but instead she escaped. Many years earlier she drowned slaves imprisoned on her ship, so she wouldn't have a trail for slavedriving.
  • Bartrand Tethras: he sealed his younger brother Varric with Hawke and 2 other companions in an ancient underground temple and left them to die, so he would share profits with them.
  • The Architect: He started the Fifth Blight, but decades earlier he tried to spread the darkspawn taint on the whole world, knowing that most of sentient beings will die.
  • The Mother: She ordered her darkspawn to kill the protagonist and ambush city of Amarantine and Vigil's Keep forcing the protagonist to choose one of the locations to protect and leaving the another on mercy of darkspawn.
  • Varania: She made a deal with Danarius to trick and capture her own brother Fenris to become Danarius' student and a magister, an influential wizard noble.
  • Danarius: he sents his servants and bounty hunters after Fenris. If he captures him, then he ereases his memory again.
  • Corypheus: he crossed MEH, when it was revelated he openned the Breach and killed Divine Justinia V as a sacrifice for the ritual. 12 centuries earlier he sacrifaced thousands of slaves to enter the Golden City and take it over, but he became a taint spreading monster and started the very First Blight. He continued crossing MEH by turning templars into his monstrous slaves, brainwashed rebel mages by Venatori, brainwashing grey wardens himself, attacking Haven and sending an assassin to kill Emperess Celine.

Resident Evil

  • Albert Wesker: Betrayed S.T.A.R.S after it was revealed that he really worked for the Umbrella Corperation. He threatened to harm Barry Burton's family if he didn't follow Wesker's orders. Kills Ozwell Edward Spencer, the founder of Umbrella, so that he could have the "right to become a god" all to himself. Kidnaps Jill Valentines and brainwashes her to work for him. Betrays his partner, Excella Gionne, after infecting her with the Uroboros Virus which turned out not in condition that suits her DNA, and eventually transformed into a gigantic monster, despite all she's done for him. Albert would then plan to spread Uroboros all over the Earth, possibly killing every human and even destroying the entire planet. He kept denying that he was destroying the Earth, he kept claiming that he was "saving it".
  • Derek C. Simmons: Infects an entire town with the C-Virus, turning them all into zombies and those who weren't infected were killed brutally killed by the zombies. Among the infected was the Adam Benford, the President of the United States, which Leon had no other choice but to kill. Simmons had also kidnapped Helena's sister, infected her with the virus, and mutated her. He even relentlessly tries to kill Leon and Helena while fighting them with power that he gained from C-Virus infection caused by Carla. Worse, Derek also reveal his genuine disgust toward Sherry' cheerful attitude before the fight began (hinting that he genuinely hate Sherry and he sees her as his mere tool for creating C-Virus with Jake all along).
  • Carla Radames: Tricks the Edonian Liberation Army into using "energy boosters" turning them into J'avo, imposterized Ada Wong & destroyed her good name, turns most of Chris Redfield's BSAA troops into J'avo, spreads her creation into Lanshiang, China & attempts to infect the entire world.

Tales Series

  • Van Grants: Manipulated Luke Von Fabre into destroying Akseriuth, thus causing every civilian to die and having Luke (briefly) losing all respect from his friends. The worst part however, was due to the situation, the group even had to watch an innocent little boy die by drowning in the bottomless mud of miasma.
  • Emeraude: Although a minor villainess, Emeraude was considered the true cause of Lambda's evil and the Little Queen's birth. She had him put through several experiments, tried to have him destroyed when he caused chaos around the humanoid research center (though unintentionally, cause he was young and innocent), and had her humanoids kill Director Cornell. It was then that she decided to create Protos Heis/Sophie in order to help rid Fodra (later Ephinea) of Lambda. Of course at Lambda's Cocoon, Emeraude becomes a hypocrite by zapping Sophie to keep her from vaporizing the empowered Lambda and decides to hoard his power (which came from the three valkines) for herself, thus declaring herself a "goddess".
  • Rodyle: Tries to drown an entire human ranch with seawater after being defeated in battle just to kill Lloyd's group and all the prisioners.

AdventureQuest

  • Drakonnan: Mind-controls the hero into destroying a random town, and later kills Demento.
  • Sepulchure: He loses a lot of sympathy when he crashes Shadowfall into the Guardian Tower in Falconreach, causing massive destruction and resulting in the deaths of so many good men and women. He also arranges for Lady Celestia's death at the hands of Xan and an Akriloth, turned into Akrilich at the time.
  • Ledgermayne: Just when the hero is about to accept the Chaos Focus Gem into the Supreme Arcane Staff, Ledgermayne crosses the line when it snatches the gem and shatters it into several pieces in front of him/her.
  • Vordred: As if turning several paladins undead until only Artix is left wasn't evil enough, he goes even further when he turns the hero undead as well.
  • Exos: When Lithos stopped him from murdering Stratos, he killed Lithos in response. He also murdered Terra by pushing her off a cliff into the ocean below.
  • Maximillian Lionfang: He crosses the MEH about four times; in the Thunderforge saga, he begins torturing the staff of Artix Entertainment in an attempt to get them to accept his way of doing things, and later wastes the last vial of the Tears of the Mother on Drakath, and when he finds out that it didn't effect him, he goes so far as to try to murder the hero due to being sick of what he believes to be his/her tricks and lies. In the 2010 Frostval event, he burns the Frostval gifts in front of Blizzy to his horror and laughs about it, which sends the hero into a ballistic rage with the promise of making him pay for it. Not long after his defeat following that, he, in one more act of spite against the alliance between good and evil, knocks the snow globe containing the Frostval Spirit out of the hero's hands and shatters it, and lays bare his intent to make the whole world pay for "pledging allegiance to evil" by destroying Frostval, but the Frostval Spirit cannot be destroyed, as she returns to his shock and disbelief in order to set things right again.
  • Drakath: While the siege of Swordhaven by Drakath's forces is pretty standard villain fare by this point, and chaorrupting Swordhaven's sewers is a new level of low, everything takes a turn for the worse when King Alteon finally succumbs to the Chaorruption he's been having to deal with all game thanks to Drakath's first appearance, becoming the Twelfth Lord of Chaos and striking down his eldest daughter and heiress to the throne, Princess Brittany, in a fit of Chaos-induced madness — and right when she had just gotten married to Lord Brentan! And to make things even worse, this tragic act happens to be the trigger for unleashing the worst Chaos Beast yet: a massive, three-headed Chaos Dragon who unleashes horrific devastation upon Swordhaven before the hero is able to take it down, and King Alteon himself ultimately has to be slain when the Chaos proves too much for him. Because of all of this, Swordhaven will never be the same again, and will most likely never know peace for a long time due to the inevitable conflict for the throne. And from Drakath's smile as the twelfth seal is broken, players can just tell that he's enjoying the whole show. Later, after besting the hero in battle, he chaorrupts him/her into the 13th Lord of Chaos and gleefully watches his final, world-ending Chaos Lord wreak havoc in Willow Creek, Doomwood, Darkovia, Vasalkar Lair and Battleon and summon his/her Chaos Beast, the Eternal Dragon of Time. After being attacked by the hero and revealing him/her to be the Dragon of Time, he then murders him/her and then crushes his/her soul within his hand and controls Death into preventing him/her from respawning like normal, which allows him to free the Queen of All Monsters.

Pokemon (Video Game series)

  • Ghetsis: Attempting to freeze (and possibly kill) the protagonist of Black/White 2.
  • Darkrai: As of his appearance in Pokemon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Time/Darkness/Sky, Darkrai crosses it several times by trying to rule a world of darkness by destroying Temporal Tower to corrupt Dialga (which was later altered by the player & his/her partner), then turns the player into a Pokemon after he/she attempts to stop the destruction of Temporal Tower, imposterized his archenemy Cresselia by telling the player and partner Pokemon that they will be the cause of the destruction of space as well as manipulating Palkia about this, puts Azurill into a nightmare & tries to kill the player & partner Pokemon & Cresselia using several Pokemon in the Dark Crater.

inFamous

  • Kessler: Strings Trish on one rooftop and six doctors on the other, forcing Cole to choose between the love of his life, or the lives of thousands more people. If Cole chooses to save Trish, it is revealed Trish was one of the six doctors (this doesn't happen if Cole chooses to rescue the doctors). Either way, Trish dies, and Cole swears revenge on Kessler over his former girlfriend's grave. Ironically, he was subverted in this MEH crossing deed, as he crossed it in order to made Cole prepared enough to face the larger threat. However, if this deed is not enough, he still crossing it by having Alden Tate left into the street to die soon after usurp the First Sons organization from his family.
  • Joseph Bertrand III: Tricks a group of people (includes young Nix) somewhere to kill them with a Ray Sphere which in turn bestows his powers in process. Ironically, this only causes him bestowed an uncontrollable monstrous powers instead superpowers like both his nemesis Cole and adult Nix instead. He crosses it again by attempting to create a war between Conduits an normal humans so Conduits will be eradicated from face of the earth.
  • Kuo: She potentially crosses it in the good ending when she tries to kill Cole and Nix to prevent them from charging the RFI, a device that absorbs the powers of Conduits world-wide, and kills them, and also cures a plague that is killing thousand, just so she could live. Arguably, she redeemed herself when she showed up just before Cole activates the RFI, and apologizes, saying she was wrong and Cole was right, and "hell, even Nyx made the right decision."
  • Brooke Augustine: Kills Reggie Rowe, Delsin's brother by encasing his feet in concrete, even after Delsin told her to let him go. This prompts Reggie to commit heroic sacrifice by let himself fall to his death to prevent Delsin engulfed by concrete along with him. She shows no remorse afterwards, even after Delsin angrily attacked her and screamed at her. She also beat Delsin into near death as well until Delsin fought back by absorb her power.
    • This was not sole reason to hate her, however. In fact, the consequence of Augustine's plans would be a war between conduit and humans, something which dreamed by Joseph Bertrand III in the past. Worse, her evil actions proved be more active and more aggressive manner than Bertrand ever did; Hunt every single conduit gene possessors and lock them as well as infect whole Akomish Tribe's body with concrete that slowly kills them. Nevertheless, all of her actions are what was drove Delsin to kill/stop her at all costs from start(incarcerated her in Good Karma/destroyed in Evil Karma).

Grand Theft Auto

  • Trevor Phillips: Although he is a protagonist, he crosses it when he allows Michael De Santa to be abducted by Wei Cheng, when he finds out that Michael was responsible for Brad's death.
  • Michael De Santa: Crosses it when he fakes his death, leaving Trevor and Brad to die (although Trevor escapes while Brad himself was killed.) He (if the player chooses ending A) crosses it again when he kills Trevor.
  • Franklin Clinton: Crosses it when he kills Trevor in ending A. He also crosses it in ending B when he kills Michael just to save himself.
  • Devin Weston: Crosses it when he sends a squad of Merryweather mercenaries onto the DeSanta family when Michael accidentally causes the death of his lawyer Molly, even though Devin didn't care about about Molly as a person as much as an asset. He also crosses it when he ordered Franklin to kill Michael personally.
  • Steve Haines: Shows he is sadistic when he has Trevor torture an obviously innocent man to get information on a terror suspect even when said man was willing to tell them anything. He also crosses it when he ordered Franklin to kill Trevor personally.
  • Tommy Vercetti: Crosses it when he goes eliminating everyone and creating chaos around Vice City just so he could please Mitch Baker, the leader of the bikers.
  • Catalina: Tortures her boyfriend Carl Johnson, and randomly kills innocent people during thier bank hiests. Nine years later, she shoots her new boyfriend Claude and leaves him to die, before killing her next boyfriend Miguel, using drugged suicide bombers to try to kill Claude, and abducting Maria to lure Claude into a trap.
  • Frank Tenpenny: When he was under investigation for various crimes including supporting the Ballas gang and rape, he instigated the attempted murder of Carl Johnson's brother Sweet, that leads to their mothers death. He also has his protege kill a police officer who was investigating him, and uses said death to blackmail Carl into destroying evidence, kill witnesses to his crimes, and kill those investigating him. He attempts to kill people who work for him when they are of no use to him.
  • Dimitri Rascalov: After having Niko Bellic kill his boss and best friend, Dimitri summons Ray Bulgarin into Liberty City to kill Niko, and later has Roman Bellic kidnapped. In the Deal ending he sends a hitman to Roman's wedding to kill Niko, taunts Niko about Roman's death, and kills Jimmy Pegarino so they wouldn't have to share any money.

Saints Row

  • Zinyak: Has been abducting people for years as part of his collection and uses simulations to torment people and break them (each simulation is based on the subject's worst fears). He then destroys Earth just to spite the Saints.
  • Cyrus Temple: Sides with terrorists and attempts to nuke Washington DC simply because he couldn't handle the Saints being hailed as heroes.
  • Killbane :Breaks Kiki DeWynter's neck simply because they failed an attempt to kill the Saints
  • The Protagonist (Saints Row): Tricking Maero into killing his girlfriend Jessica, although it was retaltation for Jessica having Carlos killed in her own crossing.
  • Julius Little: Tries to blow The Protagonist up on a boat, which puts them in a coma.
  • Dane Vogel: Manipulates the Protagonist into killing the Ultor Board of Directors, so that he can usurp them.
  • Richard Hughes: Has the Saints blackmailed into killing his political opponent so that he can win the mayoral election of Stillwater.
  • Kia (Saints Row): Abducts Shaundi, Viola and Burt Reynolds so she can kill them and frame the Saints for terrorism.

Others

  • The Killer: He crosses it that he killed children and stuffed the children into Freddy, Chica, Bonnie, Foxy and Golden Freddy. Other than that he has also murdered even more children (the Crying Child and The Children in the Foxy minigame.)
  • Jasper Batt Jr.: Murdered Shinobu, Henry and Silvia that he was become as one of the most hated video game character in history.
  • The Wither: Demolishing, destroying, liquidating and assassinating everything he see/encounters without a doubt, without feeling any emotions.
  • Gary Smith: Locked away and tied up Principal Crabblesnitch, then causes a riot in the entire Bullworth Academy.
  • Dwayne Pipe: Causing the infamous Old Hospital Incident, and pulling the blame on his former mentor, Dr. Bleed.
  • General Victor Sarrano: Crosses it when he orders Grayson and Ishi to murder Trishka's father in the prologue.
  • Dr. Edward Richtofen: Crosses it when he locks Dr. Maxis and his daughter, Samantha, in the teleporter test chamber with the zombified dog in an attempt to kill them before he goes to control the zombies. However, he fails due to Samantha taking control of the M.P.D after teleporting to the Moon.
  • Arcturus Mengsk: Though he committed numerous atrocities such as unleashing the Zerg on Tarsonis and abandoning Sarah Kerrigan to the zerg, he had certainly crossed it when he ordered the fleet to fire on the Hyperion (On which Kerrigan was aboard) even knowing his own son was on board.
  • Baldos and Chalis: Orchestrate the activation of the Grave Eclipse, plunging half the continent into darkness and releasing monsters on the populace that would inevitably kill thousands.
  • Alex: In Dark Dawn, when he teams up with Blados and Chalis and activate the Grave Eclipse, shrouding half the continent in darkness and killing thousands all as part of his plan.
  • Swan, Cracks open Rotten World and releases contagious gas to kill everyone and reanimate them.
  • Sephiroth: Ruthlessly murdering Aerith, a playable party member and one of Cloud’s dearest friends, who remains dead forever; the most (in)famous character death in video game history.
  • Edgar Ross: Kills John Marston, betraying him so he could take credit for killing the other gang members.
  • Nacho Contreras: It is known that in addition to having dedicated to drug trafficking, was also devoted to human trafficking. It also emerged that raped and abused with womens and then threw their bodies into the sea (ironically he died at sea eaten by a shark).
  • General Shepherd: Kills Gary "Roach" Sanderson and Simon "Ghost" Riley and sets their corpses on fire, and attempts to kill both John Price and John "Soap" MacTavish.
  • Jonathan Irons: Crosses it when he kills the technologist that was rescued in Nigeria, proving that he deliberately allowed the KVA to commence a global attack to improve the reputation of Atlas, which killed 50,000 civilians. He also crosses it when he declared war on the entire world starting with the United States using the WMD, Manticore.
  • Luca Blight: In the very beginning of the game, he orchestrated the massacre of the Unicorn Brigade, youth soldier group made of children of Highland, his own country, by having his men dress up as City-States soldier in order to pin the blame to the City-States and eventually start his war. Another famous one would be the massacre at Ryube village where in particular, Luca pretended he would spare one villager if she acted like a pig. When she did so, he killed her anyway while yelling, "DIE, PIG!!!!!!".
  • Mad Doctor: Lied to Oswald about being redeemed, made Prescott turn on his friends, and kidnaps all the Guardians which would kill everyone.
  • Shadow Blot: Threatened to kill Oswald and Gus unless Mickey gave him his heart.
  • Yuuki Terumi: Turns Tsubaki Yayoi even further to the dark side by revealing that she was supposed to be close to Jin Kisaragi but had her position usurped by Noel Vermillion, which made Tsubaki jealous.
  • Relius Clover: It is revealed that he singlehandedly was responsible of the turning both Ada Clover, his daughter, and Ignis Clover, his wife, solely for his own experiments and curiosity, traumatizing his son Carl and treating such events in such a nonchalant way without regrets.
  • Dr. Nefarious: He set his ship, the Leviathan to self-destruct to kill Qwark (except Ratchet, Klunk, and Skrunch who escaped) and set his super weapon known as Biobliterator to destroy Metropolis and turn everyone into robots. He later supposedly killed Orvus, Clank's father, on Zanifar, after him telling Nefarious that the clock is not a time machine.
  • Neftin and Vendra Prog: After Neftin rescued his sister, they set the bombs to destroy the prison ship where Cronk and Zephyr were killed except Ratchet and Clank who escaped. But, They turned themselves in after the Nethers are back in their universe.
  • Percival Tachyon: Tachyon raided the Lombaxes after his creation was complete, and after that Tachyon confronted Kaden and killed him for refusing the location of Ratchet and when he got the item called the Dimensionator, thanks to Qwark, He finally brung his race called the Cragmites to come back and invaded Igliak and Fastoon before the final battle with Ratchet and Clank. He also enslaved an entire galaxy.
  • Gleeman Vox: Threatens to blow up the Battledome, even with thousands of Dreadzone fans located on there. Also commanded Ace Hardlight to shoot Big Al and electrocuted Ratchet after he tried to retaliate.
  • Leon Bell: When Chuck attempts to convince Leon to come with him to the Fortune City safe house, Leon crudely dismisses him. Leon then crosses the Moral Event Horizon when he uses his Slicecycle to mow down an unfortunate survivor for "practice".
  • Lord Mandragon: already a tyrant with a cruel streak his Moral Event Horizon was definitely when he had an entire universe erased - on a whim.. thus making him a terrifyingly cold example of a Reality-Butcher.
  • Kefka Palazzo: Poisons the entire kingdom of Doma, completely disregarding the orders of General Leo as well as basic war conventions, and later shifts the Warring Triad, resulting in the ruination of the world and the deaths of many.
  • Shao Kahn: Dishonorably snaps Kung Lao's neck while his back is turned.
  • Iris Sepperin: Manipulates all of RKS into fighting against the Holy Empire and Orthodox Church for her own amusement, has her father imprison Karl for attempting to kill her because he saw through her facade, kills her own father because she no longer needs him in her plans, and later brainwashes Spiritia into fighting against her own childhood friend Freudia.
  • Mephiles the Dark: Kills Sonic in order to make Princess Elise shed a tear, thus releasing Iblis, whom Mephiles merges with into Solaris, whose sole purpose is to consume all existence. In the end he isn't just killed, but completely erased.
  • Aparoid Queen: She is the darkest villain in the Star Fox series, trying to assimilate all life in the universe, but she crosses the Moral Event Horizon when she sends an army to attack Sauria, killing the ThornTails that Fox worked so hard to protect in the previous game, and presumably many other dinosaurs as well. She also begins to assimilate General Pepper, forcing him to fight Fox, who is forced to almost kill Pepper. Peppy and Star Wolf nearly sacrifice themselves to enable her destruction as well.
  • The Darkness (The Darkness): Ensnares Jackie Estacado and prevents him from saving his girlfriend Jenny's life just to establish its dominance over him.
  • Superman (Injustice: Gods Among Us): Murders Captain Marvel after trying to talk him out of destroying Metropolis and Gotham City. Though he may have already crossed it when he killed Lex Luthor in front of the Hall Of Justice.
  • Rabbids: Repeatedly abducted a terminally ill patient to use as part of their pile, the last time from his own wedding they crashed in order to personally abduct him once more.
  • Nate: Kills and robs an elderly couple, much to Russell's disgust.
  • Gruntilda: In Banjo-Tooie, she kills Bottles and King Jingaling and attempted to use their life force to help bring herself back to life.
  • Comrade Black: In De Blob, he took over Planet Raydia with brute force and forced all its inhabitants into slavery just to expand his corporation. In De Blob 2, he used deceit by disguising himself as a benevolent priest, rigged the voting for Prisma City's new president, and then again forced the Raydians into slavery. Also, while Blob was restoring color to the planet, he ended up using Blob to obtain color energy to power a giant satelite that would hypnotize the entire planet, once again using deceit as his weapon, implying that in De Blob 2 he turns to a new, darker level of evil.
  • Count Vegar: May have crossed it when he banished Jak to the desert. But he really crossed it when he didn't tell Jak that his father was Damas, who died that moment. It's revealed that he took Jak from Damas. When Damas died, he rhetorically asked Jak if he told him too late, and said it was wonderful he never knew.
  • Crow: Has done several unforgiving things in the story mode of Guilty Gear Accent Core Plus. In Dizzy's story mode in the good ending path, he tries to kidnap her & even scares her by bring a clone of Justice to fight her while in the bad ending, he successfully kidnaps Dizzy with a help from A.B.A. whom he blackmailed & then starts experimenting her. In Johnny's story mode, Johnny considers him a traitor to the Japanese people in which he villainously rejects. In both Johnny's story mode as well as May's, he admits about May's origins being Japanese much to her curiosity & Johnny's anger which he considers nothing but useless trash. In A.B.A.'s bad ending, he blackmails her into kidnapping Dizzy & when the latter escapes thus placing Paracelsius' soul into a Robo-Ky's body & then left her. In Zappa's story mode, after Zappa returned a destroyed Robo-Ky in a friendly manner, he tries to experiment him after thanking him.
  • I-No: Crosses it brutally in the alternate future by befriending a teenage Ky, driving him into saving her in a hopeless situation and watching him suffer a nasty death and laughing at it, resulting in a dystopian future where Dizzy has turned bad and tries to annihilate mankind and no one can do anything about it.
  • M. Bison: Brainwashes Ken Masters, Ryu's best friend, and forces the two to fight. Afterwards, he places Ryu under his control, and is only stopped when Sagat urges Ryu to snap out of his trance and joins in the fight against Bison.
  • Mother Mayhem was originally just an extremist who for all her spying on the thoughts of civilians and mentally torturing and destroying those that "disturbed the peace" believed she was serving a higher purpose by keeping Praetoria running perfectly. But when Mother Mayhem was given a drink of the Well of the Furies from Emperor Cole to increase her powers to that of a god she quickly became addicted to power and domination. Once the true colors of the Praetors are exposed to the citizens on live T.V. Mother finally decides that the only way to keep her "children of Praetoria" from turning on her and the other Praetors is to rob the entire populace of their free-will and psychically possess every single citizen as a hive-mind governed by her will.
  • Sofia Lamb suffocated her own daughter, Eleanor, to prevent Subject Delta reaching her. This stopped Eleanor's heart and broke the bond that the two shared, and (due to his mental conditioning) Delta started to slowly die as the game progressed.
  • Yevgeny Borisovitch Volgin: Fired an American-made Davy Crockett at Sokolov's research facility, destroying it and framing the U.S Goverment for this. He also did this as an intention of making the intelligence agencies believe that The Boss was the one who launched the nuke. This sparked an internation incident and began Operation Snake Eater.
  • Liquid Ocelot: Commands his troopers to slaughter an entire barrack of United States Marines when they're defenseless and crippled from the SOP system. To add insult to injury, he also tells Vamp to burn "Big Boss's" corpse (unbeknownst to everyone, it was really Solidus Snake's brain dead body) in front of the latter's lover, EVA, which ultimately led to her death when she tried to salvage it.
  • Magolor: He lied to Kirby to get him to help repair the Lor Starcutter. He then had Kirby defeat Landia so he could steal the Master Crown. Upon obtaining the Master Crown, Magolor instantly went insane from the limitless power and went to take over the ENTIRE UNIVERSE. He even threatened to destroy Kirby's planet first "for being such a big help." He even went as far as to kill Kirby himself after his Doomers failed to stop him.
  • Tohru Adachi: He either crossed it when tried to rape Mayumi Yamano, but ended killed her in accident and did the same with Saki Konishi, or when he manipulated Taro Namatame into "doing the rest" of his dirty work, but he officially crossed it when he revealed that he initially did it for fun. Worse, during the confrontation, Adachi confessed that aside for fun, he states human life and his own was complete nihilistic. So he decides to usher a new era where everyone live as Shadows, thinking that he making a better world by doing so.
  • Alex Mercer: In Prototype 2, he crossed it by intentionally starting a second outbreak in New York, resulting in the deaths of countless innocents. He also plans to spread it beyond NY and eventually infect the entire world with Amaya Heller as the catalyst due to her unique DNA that potentially enable her to control Blacklight Virus like James Heller. His MEH crossing deed made her sister, Dana Mercer realized that her brother has died, something that should had been realized by her long ago (Alex Mercer was in fact, already dead at beginning in Prototype, while his body possessed by the virus that he released).
  • Malthael: Crosses it by using his Reaper army to slaughter whole inhabitants of Pandemonium Fortress no matter who they are (angels or humans whom chosen to be it's guardian) and use the place to use Black Soulstone's power to reap demonic part of human souls. This act made everyone shocked, includes Imperius whom helpless and left no choice to help Nephalem hero to stop him.
  • Saix from Kingdom Hearts tricks Roxas and Xion, two best friends into fighting each other to see who is worthy to remain in Organization XIII
  • Scolar Visari: Ruled planet Helghan with an iron fist and used the Helghast Military to kill and/or arrest all who opposed his rule as Autarch. Founded the Helghan Empire as a fascist state and blamed humans for the Helghast people's suffering and invaded Vekta. Stole a nuclear bomb called the Red Dust and used it on Pyrrhus City (Helghan Capitol) killing both helghast and human soldiers alike.
  • Jorhan Stahl Worked with Visari with the plot to nuke Pyrrhus. Experimented on many POWs with the terricide and used his company's influence to attempt to seize power and rule the Helghast state. Killed Admiral Orlock and plotted to destroy the entire human population of earth with his weapons and control the surviving humans under his own regime. Destroyed the invasion fleet leaving Helghan defenseless and did it to make the senate beg to him for mercy and become Autarch. Years later he arms and finances The Black Hand led by Vladko Tyran to help bring down New Helghan and take over the rest of Vekta.
  • Conker the Squirrel: He may have crossed it after he had to make a sacrifice to a dinosaur god, Uga Diety, by smashing a baby dinosaur that was just hatched, so the god's statue would open and Conker could pass.
  • Adria (Diablo): Betrayed Tyrael and protagonists by reveal her true allegiance with Diablo by sacrifice Leah as Diablo's vessel in order to resurrect Diablo as singular Prime Evil and let him attack the Heaven. Other few reason to hate her was:
    • First, her manipulative nature. When her dark past where she was once befriend with Maghda revealed, heroes asks her about this, in which she claimed that she has betray her. This was proved by Maghda's minions torture her when heroes save her. Moments when she rescued, however, was her own ruse to manipulate protagonists all along, which she has already did from long ago: Start off from manipulate Deckard Cain so Leah can stay with him, found and used incomplete Black Soulstone to find essence of fallen Evils (Baal, Mephisto, Andariel, Duriel, and namely Diablo himself), had herself tortured by Maghda’s minions so heroes rescues her, and finally, acquire rest of Evil’s essences(Belial and Azmodan).
    • When heroes reunites with her both to avenge Leah’s death and ask Malthael’s whereabouts, they caught her turn herself into succubus like abomination, effectively prove that all this time, she is an irredeemable demon whom humanity has been since the moment she join forces with Diablo who possessed the wanderer.
  • Sachiko Shinozaki: Causes death of many people who trapped within the pocket dimension called Heavenly Host Elementary School even before protagonists themselves trapped inside. In OVA Tortured Souls, though she eventually find the peace and managed to go to the afterlife, her damage was too greated for survived protagonists: Satoshi lost his charm during her terror, and made him used other charms that belongs to one of his friends, causes the only thing that returned to real world were his severed arms, heavily traumatized other survived protagonists, namely Ayumi and Naomi.
  • Aran Ryan: Cheats in boxing by using elbow slams and headbutts, threatens any spectators, and brings a concealed weapon, which is completely illegal in boxing, against Little Mac.
  • Lord Brevon: If beheading the King of Shuigang in front of his son, Prince Dail, and then corrupting him into his loyal servant at the beginning of the game Freedom Planet wasn't heinous enough to throw him over the edge of the MEH, it's transforming the sweet and innocent Milla into a mindless monster mutant and forcing Lilac and Carol to fight her until she is comatose that definitely does it.
  • Jane: She crosses it when she tricks Kenny into thinking that AJ had died, causing him to attack her, which leads to his death if the player chooses to shoot him. Depending on the player's choice, Clementine is angered by Jane's actions and leaves her behind.
  • Master Xehanort: Kills Master Eraques and destroys the Land of Departure, the home of Keyblade wielders, all so he can awaken Terra's inner darkness and possess him.
  • Lord Galcian: Uses the Rains of Destruction to destroy his homeland Valua - the greatest existent military empire, killing thousands of people and sent his admiral Belleza there with a diplomatic mission before it to kill her too. In the end Belleza survives and kills him, sacrificing herself.
  • Copy X: In Mega Man Zero 3, he and Dr. Weil sent a missile to a residential area with the purpose of catching the Dark Elf and empower Omega. Said missile took millions of human lifes. Copy X's actions were morally ambiguous up until that point. He sent lots of innocent reploids to their deaths by unfair judgements for the sake of controlling the energy crisis, but in that act, he didn't regard the human lifes who would be lost with the missile.

Comics and Internet

Spider-Man

  • Doctor Octopus: He exchanged his mind with Spider-man and left him in his body to die. He's not only the actual killer of Spider-man, but also he stole his position.
  • Green Goblin: Norman Osborn, as the first Green Goblin famously crosses the line when he kills Gwen Stacy, even show how prideful it is. In Sam Raimi's film series on the other hand, his film counterpart kills a lot of people by his lethal weapons and vows to kill Mary Jane Watson in painful way in front of Spider-Man because failed to do something similar with what his comic book counterpart do to Gwen (though in this case his victims were Mary Jane and a tramway full of children). However, his The Amazing Spider-Man film counterpart (though the mantle was at hands of Harry Osborn), succeeds in doing so, nearly causes Spider-Man quit his day as hero.
  • Morlun: He brutally killed Spider-man, but he resurrected.

Date A Live Manga Universe

  • Minerva Liddell: Like Isaac Westcott, Minerva has numerous acts that crosses the line and making her one of the most despicable villains in Date A Live franchise:
    1. She first crossed after dressing Ashcroft Unit and have mentally raped Artemisia.
    2. Crossed again when she was about to kill Cecil O'Brien in front of Artemisia and made her enter in full despair.
    3. Crossed soon brutally after tortured the 3 Artemisia's best friends only to give a lesson in Artemisia.
    4. Crossed after tried to rape Okamine Mike, a 10 years old girl who is a Wizard from AST in Tengu City, and tried to kill her to rape her body after death.
    5. Crossed in her last moments of her life, when she ignored every chance of redemption and refused to give up, and in a last attack, she tried to decapitate Artemisia, she was just prevented after she was killed by Mikie Okamine and Origami Tobiichi.
  • Edgar F. Caroll: Crossed when he used the memories stolen from Artemisia B. Ashcroft to create a new Combat Realizer Units to take over the Deus.Ex.Machina Industries without care about the atrocity that he was doing. His crime resulted in the creation of Ashcroft Assembly and the horrible tortures caused by Minerva Liddell in Artemisia's best friends of Artemisia.

X-Men

  • Sabretooth: Crosses it when he killed Copycat just to get Deadpool to rejoin Weapon X, this is one of the few deaths in comic books where the character stays dead.
  • Magneto crosses it when he ripped the adamantium right off of Wolverine's skeleton, nearly killing him.
  • Apocalypse: Since ever he tried to commit genocide of the weaker, but turning Wolverine into one of his ridder is noteworthy
  • Mister Sinister: Sinister cloned Jean Grey in the form of Madelyne Pryor, so that Cyclops would have a child with her, which Sinister would view as the ultimate mutant. He was also involved in Stryfe's attempted assassination of Xavier, trading Cyclops & Jean Grey to Stryfe in exchange for their DNA. However, Stryfe actually gave Sinister the Legacy Virus, which would terrorize mutant (and eventually human) life, and lead to the deaths of several mutants.

MLP

  • Queen Chrysalis - In the comics, she violently kills a cat in front of the Cutie Mark Crusaders. And it is implied this was not the only cat she killed, and none of them are seen after her defeat in Issue 4. She also tries to force Twilight to become her apprentice by threatening her friends, and plans to drain Twilight of her love and make her kill her friends herself.
  • Pinkamena: Crosses it when she kills Rainbow Dash.
  • Pinkie Pie (Smile HD): She clearly crosses it when she kills her friends just because they laughed at her for a long time.

Batman

  • Joker: Crossed it when he kidnaps Jason Todd and beat him to near death with a crowbar and then blew up the house he was in, killing him. The Joker in Under the Red Hood did the same thing in the beginning of the film. He also shot Barbara Gordon and crippled her. He's also killed around 2,000 people.
  • Bane (DC): Crossed it when he broke Batman's back.
  • Two-Face: He willingly became the same criminal as he used to be prior surgical reconstruction of his face.
  • Scarecrow (DC): Killed scientists at the Gotham University.
  • Victor Zsasz: he killed as many people as many marks on his body he craved.
  • Clayface: he killed several of the movie crew.
  • Hush: he tried to kill his parents to inherit their fortune.

Order of the Stick

  • Xykon: He murdered his parents and his grandmother, allowed Right-Eye's family to be murdered when he had the opportunity to prevent it from happening, murdered the Sapphire Guard by driving them all to insanity (thus causing them to turn on each other), and trapped Lirian and Dorukan's souls inside a gem, such cementing his as the most depraved villain in the Order Of The Stick.
  • Redcloak: Though not as evil as his boss Xykon, he also crossed the line when he murdered his brother Right-Eye so that he could continue his plans to make a better world for the goblins, even after he had told him that the plan wasn't worth the casualties that it would cause.
  • Nale: Stabs his brother Elan in the back after he politely declines to join the Linear Guild, and murders the citizens of Cliffport simply to lure the authorities to his hideout so that he could impersonate Elan and infiltrate the Order Of The Stick.
  • Tarquin: Though initially appearing to be a loving father, he burns several slaves that had escaped from him alive, believing that this would be a good present for his son. He also forced Enor and Gannji to fight each other to the death.
  • Malack: Planned to continue Tarquin's empire after he was gone, murdering a thousand people every single day to sacrifice them to his god Nergal. Also, he murdered his former friend Durkon and transformed him into a vampire, though he planned to relinquish his control over him after he and the Linear Guild had secured Girard's Gate.

Slenderverse

  • Slender Man: Many people in The Slender Man Mythos believed he crossed this when he turned children into proxies.
  • HABIT: Crossed the Moral Event Horizon when he kills Evan's girlfriend and ate his baby.
  • The Rake: After he kills Sparky, Alex's dog, Jessie, Evan's former girlfriend, and presumably kills Alex, Jeff's younger brother.
  • Victor: Crosses the Moral Event Horizon when he kidnaps the main protagonist ofCloverinChicago, and emotionally (and possibly physically) tortures her.
  • Ellie: Murders The Anti-Body and Bowie.
  • 1AmTheHelp3r: After he burns Natalie's childhood home down.
  • The Order: After they brutally mutilate Chris and Alex's families.
  • The Observer: The Observer crosses the horizon when he murders Noah's friend, Sarah.

Others

  • Uncle Johnny: Became one of the most hated villain in the Creepypasta mythos by raping and murdering his niece Sally Williams.
  • Aurelian Titus: He kidnapped King Maric and kept him captive for years to take his magical blood and use it to become a powerful mage.
  • Big Daddy: Crosses it when it was revealed that he kidnapped Hit Girl and trained her to be an assassin and his whole origin story was a lie.
  • Broccoli Overlord: Uses a laser to turn veggies into zombies. This caused havoc throughout the episode although the only fruit that was killed was the pineapple (and possibly, the banana) however his plan was foiled by Orange's annoying laugh blowing the veggie zombies up.
  • Jeff the Killer: Killed his entire family for fun.
  • Randy, Keith & Troy: Attempted to kill Jeff at a kid's birthday party, pointing guns at kids and their families, threatening to shoot and kill anyone who tries to interfere.
  • Red: Kill at Zachary's girlfriend Melissa at the Traffic Attack, and Killing at Godzilla, Mothra, Anguirus and Solomon.
  • Darth Krayt: Kills emperor and proclaims himself as new emperor of the galaxy, he creates new sith order, conquers the galaxy and kills most of population of planet Mon Calamari.
  • Ultron: During the story arc The Age of Ultron he crosses it when he cloned countless times and killed almost every hero in the Marvel Universe.
  • Sonic.EXE: For Killing at His Friends Tails, Knuckles, Amy Rose, Cream and Sally (Even Dr. Robotnik) to turn them into the demon darkness, Killing Tom and Tom's Friend Kyle, and Torture at the Player who play Sonic.EXE and Sally.EXE Game's.
  • Lumpy: In the episode We're Scrooged, he deliberately lets Toothy fall into a box of wind-up teeth toys and get ripped apart, then sells his body parts for his own greedy expense.
  • Shifty: In Sea What I Found, he and Lifty are trapped in a gold submarine which melts from an underwater volcano. Even though having the chance to rescue his brother, Shifty instead takes the jewels off his arms.
  • Flippy (evil side): In Hide & Seek, he murders every other character in the episode, though he is mostly said to have crossed the line because many fans assumed that his flip-outs would be a running gag throughout the series.
  • Drip Tiberius Rat: While having crossed it in life, his particular Moral Event Horizon-crossing action in the comic's events is molesting his son Fnar, who can only be harmed by his parents while in Hell, just to get revenge on Jack for foiling an attempted rape.
  • Strong Bad: His constant abuse of his younger sibling Strong Sad is despicable enough, but in "Where My Hat Is At?", he attempted to murder Strong Sad by drowning him in a pool after encasing him in concrete.
  • Joel Calley: Has crossed the line in several Moral Event Horizon-worthy actions to further his complicated revenge plot. Among them include causing a child's parents to be killed in a car crash and attempting to kill his friend Artie by giving him cancer.
  • Commander Bai - Uses Edd and his friends to power his ship and when they do everything he wants, he simply tries to kill them.
  • Lamar Smith (meme): Crosses that he use SOPA (aka: Stop Online Piracy Act) to Block all the Internet Websites to Destory. It that he like to see all the User's and Internet People to Anger, Suicide and Other Things but Everyone want the Internet Back that he was Not Listening.
  • Quintus Lentulus Batiatus (The Frollo Show): Murdered Garry and Ib sadistically even though Stocking told all of the Los no Frollos not to kill any of his friends unless they had killed a member of the group in the past.
  • While Jack Chick believes that anyone could be forgiven for even the most revolting of actions, there are simply too many cases of characters in his comics getting away with said crimes because of them repenting for their sins:
    • Jimmy's Parents: They shower their older daughter Nancy with praise, whereas they treat their younger son Jimmy with contempt. They later kick him out of their family after his wife stole all of his money. They would've lead Jimmy into committing suicide by jumping off a bridge.
    • Henry: Molests his five year old daughter Lisa, and then allows his neighbor to have his way with her, to keep his sin a secret.
    • God: Sends an elderly missionary couple to Hell just because they didn't convert the natives to Fundamental Christianity.
    • Bobby: Sells his grandfather out to the Healers to be tortured so that he could get a reward for bringing them a "sicko" to work on.
    • Frances Goodman: Demands her brother to fire the youth pastor since he asked if she was "saved." She also didn't care in the slightest that his wife had cancer, and that he needed the job to provide for both her and her unborn infant.
    • Sonny: Murders an elderly man with a baseball bat so that he could get his money.
    • Harry: Abuses his daughter, and allows her to get dead drunk just as long as she doesn't attend church. He's also implied to have murdered his wife for being a religious nut.
  • Harriet Hill: Tries to convince the Catholic Church into burning Larisa at the stake, and later threatens to severely beat her son, Landon, if she ever saw him with Larisa again.

Live-action TV

  • Queen Bansheera Showed no regard for her own minions and even forced Diabolico to destroy the Power Rangers with Loki in between them.
  • Kingpin (Marvel Cinematic Universe): despite being a tragic villain (being abused by his psychotic father) he crosses it twice when he kills Elena Cardenas and Ben Urich.
  • Principal Torres: Although she has always shown to be a sociopath, she crosses it when she thinks she killed Emma Alonso, and reacted with pride.
  • Niklaus Mikaelson: has usually done This in The Vampire Diaries by killing Tyler Lockwood's mother due to his hybrid army's betrayal, turned Aunt Jenna into a vampire, killed Elena, corrupted Stefan and has threatened to kill Jeremy should Bonnie undo the linking spell. He also does this when daggering his siblings and in The Originals, he gave Elijah and Joshua werewolf bites, he daggered Elijah, hasn't even apologized to Davina and Joshua for what he had done to them, he has killed his mother he was even about to kill his own sister, Rebekah and he even killed his own father (this is debately an anti-heroic deed as he did so that Esther wouldn't come after his daughter).
  • Esther Mikaelson: She has ordered the assassination of Klaus and Hayley's child, she has always wanted her dead, she kidnapped Elijah and psychologically abused his mind just so that he could accept her offer, she wanted to have all of her children killed and went so far as to making a deal with Mikael and Finn to have Klaus and his allies dead. She has also favored Finn over her other children.
  • Mikael: He does this by psychologically torturing Klaus when he was a child (due to being the product of infidelity) and has constantly tried to kill him, he has favored Elijah and Rebekah and has even gone so far as to wanting to kill his own children.
  • Penelope (Sonny With A Chance): Becomes one of the Disney Channel's darkest villains when she frames Sonny for theft and plagiarism, ruins her friendships and relationship with Chad, and even attempts to kill Sonny with a bomb, all because Chad and Sonny where in love. She later tricks Chad and the So Random Crew into getting on a private jet, with the intentions of leaving the So Random Crew to die, but offers Chad a chance to go with her, when he refuses, she leaves him to die as well.
  • The Reaper (Criminal Minds): Cross it when his resourceless murder of agent Hotcher's wife and teases him about it causing hotcher to beat him to death
  • Creepy Connie Thompson: When Jessie Prescott wrote a play with Luke staring, she auditions as Luke's love interest, attacking and injuring her competition for the role. When Luke refuses to kiss her, she tries to kill him with a flamethrower.
  • Dandy Mott: Debatable when he crosses the horizon, but its likely at the finale, when he massacres all the remaining freaks except for the three protagonists.
  • Nora Dershlit: In iCarly she abducts the iCarly crew with no intention of letting them go, and attempts to kill Gibby, in her second appearance she and her family kidnap them and even tortures Spencer to keep them from escaping, and tries to kill Mrs. Benson and T-Bone for trying to save them. In Sam and Cat she abducts Dice simply to hurt Sam.
  • Terry Milkovich: Either crosses it when he beats his son Mickey and his lover Ian Galagher when he catches them in bed and forces Mickey to have sex with a prostitute and have Ian watch. After the resulting grandchild is baptised, and Mickey announces he is gay, Terry tries to beat him to death.
  • Walder Frey: Intitiating the Red Wedding, which results in the sacking of the Stark army. By extension, the pregnant Talisa's brutal death and the murder of Robb Stark and his mother.
  • Roose Bolton: Betraying the Stark army, assisting Walder Frey in the Red Wedding and killing Robb Stark.
  • Arnie Grunwald: Tortured the residents at a shelter for the blind like dirt.
  • Meg (The haunting Hour): willingly left Lisa and Amelia to die.
  • Megan Parker: Allowing Drake and Josh to be trapped in the treehouse and not allowed them any means of escape. Plus, she also plucked Josh at one point and said she did it "Because I knew it would hurt you."
  • Ava Jerome: Killed Connie and framed A.J., resulting in his death at Sonny's hands. When A.J. was in his hospital bed before his death from his wounds, she tried to kill him by blocking his breathing tube. Plus, manipulated Sonny with A.J.'s death until the point when Sonny discovered the truth.
  • Fluke Spencer: Using emotional blackmail to convince Tracy not to get a prenup on him (so he can funnel his drug money into ELQ), threatening Ned with a gun after he ruins his plan, hitting on Kiki, ordering Lucas' shooting, killing his own man who did it to cover his tracks, threatening Emma to Spencer after Spencer discovers incriminating information about him (showing that he would harm a child), threatening Julian's family and forcing him to stay in the mob, forcing Julian to help him incriminate Ric as a scapegoat, nearly killing Lucas by blocking his breathing tube in his hospital bed, calling Lulu a bitch, speaking dirty about Tracy, plotting to take down Sonny, plotting with Tracy to steal ELQ away from Michael and being the true head of the Jerome Crime Family. Above all, it's when he's revealed to indeed be an impostor (having watched the real Luke for years) and holding Luke hostage. This strips him of all redeeming qualities as we still don't know who he really is, but know it's not Luke being brainwashed into doing what we thought he was doing (and we're convinced by this revelation that the real Luke would never willingly commit such acts of evil).
  • Lizzie Samuels: Delusional, Lizzie murders her younger sister Mika and attempts to murder baby Judith in an attempt to show Carol and Tyreese that walkers aren't different.
  • The Governor: When Rick refuses to leave the prison, The Governor slices Hershel in the neck with Michonne's sword, causing Rick to go angry and shoot the Governor in the arm and also causing the two groups to open fire. The Governor chases a dying Hershel and completely beheads him.
  • Walter White: Attempted poisoning of an 8 year-old boy to convince Jesse Pinkman that it was his former employer Gustavo Fring so that he could have Jesse's assistance in order to assassinate him successfully. Killing Mike and/or his ten guys, threatening to set Hank up as his scapegoat or hiring Jack and his men to try to kill Jesse/handing him over to them could also qualify.
  • Gustavo Fring: Threatening to have Walt's family killed if he interferes in his plan to have Hank killed for getting too close. Had he been the one who had Brock poisoned, that would have been it.
  • Slade Wilson: Crosses the line in The Man Under the Hood when it's revealed that he was using Roy's blood to create his army, if Oliver didn't save him, Roy would have died.
  • Merlyn the Archer: in the finale of the first season of Arrow, he uses an earthquake device to destroy the glades killing hundreds of innocence including his own son Tommy.
  • James Moriarty: Crosses the line during the events of "The Reichenbach Fall", when he orchestrates an elaborate plan to destroy every aspect of Sherlock's life and public image; this includes managing to convince the police that Sherlock was a fraud, and that Moriarty was invented by Sherlock and was really an actor named Richard Brook, which was essentially saying that Sherlock was committing the crimes himself and staging them just to satisfy his obsession for solving his crimes. Moriarty even drives Sherlock to the point of committing suicide (where the only alternative was that John, DI Lestrade, and Mrs. Hudson would be killed by Moriarty's associates) by jumping from the rooftop of a building. However, it is later revealed that Sherlock faked his death in order to covertly take down the rest of Moriarty's criminal empire in secret.
  • Sylar: He crosses the line when he slit Nathan Petrelli's throat.
  • Gorog: Ordering the death of Justin Russo despite the fact he was responsible for his success, simply because he didn't need him.
  • Vancome Lady: She crossed it when she told a little girl that she (the little girl) was the reason her father drinks, making the child hate herself.
  • Todd Alquist: Crosses it when he killed Drew Sharp who was just a young boy, then later he kills Jesse Pinkman's ex-girlfriend. Andrea Cantillo
  • Jack Welker: Killing Hank despite Walt's pleas and attempts to pay him off not to. Plus, threatening Brock's life to Jesse after Todd kills Andrea.
  • Laurie Forman: Caused Michael and Jackie's third breakup by tricking Michael into kissing her while Jackie watched.
  • Vice Principal Stern: Cursed Ethan to see a constant vision of his worst fear, simply as warning not to cross him.
  • Peter Hale: Killing his niece for her alpha powers.
  • Kate Argent: Seducing an underaged Derek Hale to get information on his werewolf family and burns their house down, killing most of them including Derek's human relatives.
  • Rassilon: Tried to initiate the Ultimate Sanction, which would wipe out all of time and space, just to insure the survival of the Time Lords.
  • Jake Skinner: Leaving Will to die and stealing his life.
  • Lilly D: Framing the real Lilly Carbo for various crimes and turning her own mother against her.
  • Gerard Argent: Killing an innocent omega werewolf and declaring that all werewolves in beacon hills regardless of their innocence. This was the first of many attrocities in his plan to become a werewolf to cure his cancer, making him a hypocrite.
  • Kali: Kills Erica and later makes Derek kill another one of his betas, Boyd.
  • Matt Daehler: Though murdering everyone who let him drown when he was a child seems to make him a tragic villain, he arguably crosses the line when he murders one of his victims himself via suffocating her, after the Kanima refused to do so, right after she had just given birth, leaving her child an orphan. Once he holds Scott, Stiles and his father hostage at the Sheriff Station, he has the Kanima murder several innocent cops. This all in turn causes him to start turning into a Kanima himself for breaking the rules.
  • Nevel Papperman: Framing Carly Shay in intentionally pushing Shelby Marx's grandmother down, hoping to get Carly beaten up.
  • Zoe Rivas: Crosses it in season 14 of Degrassi. Examples are forcing Power Cheer to Oomfchat nudes for money, taking a topless picture of Frankie and using it to blackmail her, and even making Frankie her scapegoat. She showed no remorse for any of these things, as according to her, she was tired of being treated like a victim. In season 13, she slut-shamed Maya Matlin as payback for stealing her boyfriend.
  • Max Hudson: Has his wife killed and later makes fun of her death on his radio show. During his and Monk's second confrontation in his studio, he pokes fun at his late wife's, Trudy's, death on live radio, enraging Monk so much that he physically attacks him. Even his radio sidekicks are appalled by his behavior.
  • Jesse (My Babysitter's a Vampire): Biting Ethan and forcing Sarah to drink his venom, forcing her to give up her humanity.
  • Jett Stetson: Tried to strong arm Kendall Knight and Jo Taylor into breaking up by having Jo's publicist advertise a relationship between Jo and Jett. When confronted, they threaten to ruin Jo's job on her TV show if she doesn't play along as Jett has more fans then her.
  • Dukat: His cold-blooded murder of Jadzia Dax (who was simply in his way) signaled a major turning point in his voyage from a trouble anti-hero to an outright monster.
  • Morgan Clark: During the Earth Alliance Civil War, President Clark ordered the deaths of civilians who were injured on the battle field. An order which lead to his downfall because John Sheridan ordered the Rangers to go on the offensive against Clark's Regime.
  • Angelus: Shortly after he was sired by Darla, his first victims where his family. They were the first in what would be several dozen victims Angelus killed/tortued for over a century before he was cursed by gypsies with a soul.
  • Warren Mears: Either crossed it with the attempted rape and murder of his ex-girlfriend Katrina or when he killed Tara McClay. The latter is considered one of the most infamous crossings in television history.
  • Herr Otto Flick: From the start he was always implied to be dangerous, as senior member of the Gestarpo, although appearing as mostly a comedy villain, he demonstrated just how dangerous he was in late season two, when he captured and tortured Captain Von Storm, Captain Geering and Rene. In which he almost crushed them to death (something they only survived because General Von Klinkerhoffen saved them), even proceeding after they told him everything they knew. The moment is made more clear by the fact he broke his normal emotionless personality to demonstrate obvious pleasure in there suffering
  • Tuatha: Crossed the MEH by killing countless innocent people, shrinking two treasure hunting hikers who accidentally set her free and feeding them to her snake. She also murders an old woman named Betty and casts a spell to make the sisters powerless to stop her, leaving Kyle as the only one who can vanquish her.
  • Lex Luthor from Smallville: He is already beyond the Moral Event Horizon.
  1. In Subterranean, he imprisoned several meteor freaks to make experiments in 33.1.
  2. In the Season Six, it's revealed that he drugged Lana Lang with a chemical who made her believe that she was waiting for a son of him.
  3. In Persona, he ordered to kill a clone of his late brother, Julian.
  4. In Descent, he pushed Lionel Luthor out of a window to his death after Lionel refuses to divulge the identity of the legendary Traveler (Clark Kent).
  5. In Requiem, he forced Clark and Lana to separate, putting them to choose whether Lana absorbed the Kryptonite bomb and became unable to be near Clark anymore or let the bomb destroy half Metropolis.
  • Davis Bloome/Doomsday : Murders Jimmy Olsen after overhearing a conversation between Jimmy and Chloe Sullivan in which Chloe reveals she only agreed to go into hiding with Davis only to protect Clark and not because she loved Davis; this occurred after Davis was separated from his Kryptonian alter-ego Doomsday.
  • Lucifer: Murders the women and children of a small town and sacrifices several of his loyal demons (who are possessing the town's men) as part of a ritual to free Death; about the demons after they're killed, he nonchalantly remarks that they're "just demons," showing he doesn't care about them despite the fact that they adore him and worship him as their god. Lucifer also, before the series, was responsible both for corrupting the original humans and for fathering the demon race by torturing and corrupting Lilith into the first demon.
  • The Governor: Brutally kills Hershel Greene with Michonne's sword after Rick Grimes tried to offer the prison to everyone. Governor called Rick a liar and slashed Hershel, chopping off his head.
  • Dian Lamitan: Has crosses the Moral Event Horizon several times which includes of framing her husband Bugna as a traitor to Rajah Mangubat, forced her own daughter Marikit to abort her child from Bagani after discovering the issue of his fraud as well as drugging her, turned her stepdaughter Amaya into a slave, abuses Dal'lang, forcing her own daughters to marry a person they don't love, ordered to have her rival Hara Lingayan killed, betrays Angaway & some of her allies, told lies about Amaya several times and considered her an outcast & bribed many soldiers to do her bidding.
  • Helen Collins: After she killed her abusive father, she murders her sister after her sister tried to save her. She then took her name, Amanda, for her own before buring her home with her father's body and her sister inside.
  • Christy Jenkins: After the Charmed ones and her sister, Billie Jenkins, killed her demon master, Dumain, she attempts to kill her sister by hurling a fireball at her, but her sister deflects it back to her, kiilling her sister, an act that not only made Christy cross the MEH, but also redeemed Billie, albeit, Billie's redemption came at a terrible price; The Loss of her sister, the last remaining close relative she had after her parents were killed by the Triad.
  • Gideon: After he killed his friend, Sigmund, when he decided to tell the Charmed Ones of his betrayal and his plot to kill Piper's infant son.
  • Kira Nerys: After she killed Jennifer Sisko when protected Jake Sisko, her prime universe's counterpart's son, when she was escaping a Terran Rebellion-controlled Terok Nor.
  • Grant Ward: in an episode of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., he shot Victoria Hand and two other loyal S.H.I.E.L.D. agents in order to free his mentor and fellow HYDRA double-agent John Garrett, revealing his allegiance to HYDRA.
  • Garret Jacob Hobbs: Crosses it when killing his wife when he was insane.
  • Kidnapper: In the fourth episode of Hannibal, which is her only appearance, she left the children she kidnapped to kill their own families.
  • Clark Ingram: Framing Peter Bernardone for the murder of 15 women.
  • Abel Gideon: after he killed his wife and children.
  • Gordon Walker: Arguably crossed the Moral Event Horizon at one of several points through the Supernatural series:
    • Before the events of the series, he hunted down and killed his own sister after discovering she'd been turned into a vampire.
    • Viciously tortured and attempted to wipe out and murder Lenore and her nest despite being aware that they were only killing cattle and were genuinely trying to avoid harming humans.
    • Started feeding on and turning humans after becoming a vampire, and attempted to kill Sam despite the latter's special child powers having become inactive since Azazel's death.
  • Mr. Morden: after he ordered the death of Adira Tyree, via poisoning and blamed Lord Refa on it, just so he can motivate Adira's boyfriend and lover, Londo Mollari, into being an agent of Chaos for The Shadows. However, after Londo found out about this, he had Morden decapitated and his head placed on a pike where it remained until it was fully decomposed.
  • Trinity Killer: Crosses it when he kills Dexter's wife.
  • Daleks: Have committed countless war crimes and acts of pure evil and genocide across the universe over their species' history.
    • The Daleks arguably fully cross the MEH onscreen in "Evolution of the Daleks", when the rest of the Cult of Skaro betray Dalek Sec and resume the Daleks' evil and genocidal ways, rather than follow Sec in sacrificing their purity and emotionlessness for the sake of their future. This can be considered the Daleks' truest MEH-crossing, because they'd had an actual chance to be saved from the darkness and redeemed by sacrificing their evil old ways, but had instead refused to let go of their omnicidal xenophobia and concept of Dalek purity, thus forsaking the Daleks' only chance at a better existence.
  • Destiny (Mongrels): Though Destiny has committed many selfish, greedy, immoral, petty and cruel acts without any respect or regard for anyone other than herself over the course of the show, she crosses the Moral Event Horizon when she attempts to murder Gary, her own owner, with poison, all just so Marion wouldn't be favoured by Gary when Marion temporarily became a second pet.
  • Dana Walsh/Jenny Scott: On 24. When lying and hiding her identity and old life from CTU and Cole (as well as assisting reluctantly in crimes that her ex-boyfriend and his partner commit), she still manages to maintain sympathy. Even when she kills Bill Prady and covers up his death, it's seen as an act of desperation by someone who'd felt they'd lost all other options. It's not until she calls Samir Mehran and she's revealed to have been a mole working for the terrorist the whole entire time that she is then established as a full blown enemy no longer worth rooting for. Somewhat subverted by her later torture and alliance with Jack and Cole, her still apparent feelings for Cole and her somewhat uncalled for execution at Jack's hands.
  • Patrick Kemp: Crosses the Moral Event Horizon either when he begins murdering werewolves using the decompression chamber, or when he murders Hennessey and exorcises Annie.
  • Dian Lamitan: She physically abuses Dal'lang, tries to kill Amaya when she was a kid, lied to Rajah Mangubat that Datu Bugna is a traitor as a revenge for slapping her for attacking Amaya & so she could easily stripped Amaya out of her position as a princess & turn her into a slave as well as abusing her, forced her favorite daughter Marikit to divorced Bagani & marry his father instead by using a love potion on him then aborts her offspring with Bagani that made her insane & then drugged her so the rajah won't find out about this, conspired with Uray Hilway & Angaway after Rajah Mangubat betrayed her upon finding out her schemes & upon regaining her position as a Dian, she told lies about Amaya about her being an evil person & declared her as an outcast, blackmails her less favorite daughter Binayaan by harming Dal'lang who had become her adoptive mother, she conspired against Angaway on her own as well (upon finding out Amaya & Bagani are planning to attack him) by bribing Datu Pulajan into joining her side & then invited them into a ball by serving poison on both sides excluding hers', had her rival Hara Lingayan killed secretly, bribed many soldiers & officials to do her bidding, took Dayaw as a hostage so that Posaka will surrender Amaya to her but was secretly planning to kill both of them but Dayaw escapes upon finding out and commits suicide, which Lamitan quickly finishes him off, had Asinas killed for conspiring against her, betrayed Datu Pulajan after discovering he made a secret alliance with Amaya by poisoning him & taking control of his army & tried to massacre civilians in an attempt to force Amaya & Bagani's forces to surrender, only to fail. She even took Alunsina, who was a little girl, hostage & warns everyone she will kill her if they tried to stop her so she could escape her death penalty and escape to a faraway land. Most of her actions are avenged when Rajah Mangubat stripped her off her position as a Dian, when Amaya chopped her hand off & voodoo her to lose her agimat's power & when Amaya finally kills her by summoning Bakunawa to devour her.
  • Xena: in an alternate reality where Xena was never reformed, had Gabrielle, who was the one person Xena love the most in the Prime Xenaverse reality, crucified for standing upto Xena's reign of terror.

Sleepy Hollow

  • Moloch: He is a corruptive, emotionless and cruel demon king who enjoys punishment and torture towards his failed minion. He makes many acts that cross the MEH and making him so far the worst antagonist of the whole series:
    • Season 1:
      1. Pilot – He famously crosses it when snapping Andy Brooks’ neck for his failure and then changes the video footage and makes it to show Andy committed suicide, confusing Captain Frank Irving.
      2. Blood Moon – Moloch revives Andy to make him his soulless undead servant, and then Moloch forces Andy to release the burning soul Serilda of Abaddon, one of his witch servants and the leader of the Order of Blood Moon. Serilda’s quest for reconstructing her body causes a man (who is a descendent of an anti-witchcraft judge) burned alive in his car.
      3. Necromancer – In the past, Moloch let his Hessian minions shot Abraham van Brunt, the former best friend of Ichabod and the ex-fiancé of Katrina. Then, Moloch transformed Abraham into the Horseman of Death after promising him to give him Katrina as his price, which was one of the main reasons of Katrina’s imprisonment in Purgatory. However, Moloch never takes the promise seriously. In the Modern era, after Crane, Abbie and Irving captured and imprisoned the Headless Horseman, Moloch forced Andy Brooks to hide the Thracian Phiale, which the Hessians burgled from Jesse Adams, inside Brooks’ body. While the Headless Horseman and Brooks was both in captive, Moloch ordered at least seven Hessian troops to blow up the Sleepy Hollow West Power Grid, causing a massive blackout and shut down the UV lights that weakened the Death in process. With the lights shut down, the Headless Horseman regained his power. After that, Moloch forced Brooks to take out the Phiale and then broke the hex of the cell. This unleashed several demon troops, as well as making the Horseman broke free and escaped unharmed.
      4. Sanctuary – In the past, Moloch sent the Tree Monster to the Fredericks Manor, the sanctuary where a pregnant Katrina hid as she gave the birth of her son. Katrina fled safely with her friends’ help. However, due to the protection hex of the manor had broken since Jeremy Crane’s birth, the Fredericks Manor now is no longer a safe place but just a haunted house and a center of dark arts controlled by first tree monster and then Jeremy Crane.
      5. The Golem – At the Christmas Eve, Moloch summons Ichabod Crane to Purgatory, and then he prophesizes the Horseman of War’s arrival before threatening Crane to bring Abbie Mills’ soul to him. This reveals the reason that Moloch forbids the Horseman of Death to kill Crane.
      6. The Indispensible Man – Moloch turns Andy into a mindless demon. He also plans to let Ichabod finds the map that Washington protected, in order to make himself descend on earth.
      7. Bad Blood – In the past, he summoned Jeremy Crane buried beneath the ground and made him the Horseman of War. In order to prevent something went wrong, he brushed off Mills sisters' memories and locked it in the Purgatory. In the present, he manipulate the two Witnesses' seperate by trapping one of them in the Purgatory as the price of saving Katrina, which later Abbie was forced to do that.
    • Season 2:
      1. This is War - Moloch summoned the demonic souls from the Purgatory and was ready for his ride as soon as the Hessians used the Ghenna Key to open the gate of the Purgatory.
      2. Root of All Evil - Lori Roberts’ last diaries implied that the demons lead by Moloch were tormenting her and hunting her daughters. Abbie said her mother fell into Moloch’s hand and so she committed suicide tragically.
      3. Go where I Send Thee… - Moloch summoned the Pied Piper from death, and so he was responsible for the Piper’s heinous curse against the Lancaster family.
      4. Weeping Lady - Moloch furiously scolds and punches Henry for making Katrina’s life in risk, for she is one of the Hellfire Shards, a chosen vessel. Henry explains that the Weeping Lady did not meant to harm Katrina and this plan is just for pleasing Moloch, yet Moloch coldly says Henry had no rights to plan or think for himself. He then states that Henry is just a soldier with only one duty - obey.
      5. Heartless – With Henry’s help, Moloch’s energy has transported into a glass bottle. He eats the human soul as energy that the Succubus collected for him to take his baby form. In order to feed Moloch, the Succubus had to attack at least people in one night, killing at least two.
      6. Mama – More than a decade ago, Moloch sent the ghost of Gina Lambert and let her to capture Mills sisters. The sisters’ mother, Lori Mills, were trying to protect and save her children from the demon. In the present day, in his baby form, Moloch takes some of Katrina’s power by sending her the breath of demons when Katrina hugs him without noticing the baby is in fact Moloch. With Katrina’s power, the demon grows rapidly towards his fully form.
      7. The Akeda - Moloch, who managed to take his fully form, burns down the first two white trees to bring lightings and blood hails down to the town. After burning down the third tree, he summons his demon troops to roam the earth. Later, Moloch orders Henry to capture the Witnesses and their allies as soon as possible, even knowing Henry had his Horseman armor destroyed and in a vulnerable state and will die under the Sword of Methuselah. Moloch even states that there were Horsemen before Henry and there will be new Horsemen after him. After Henry captures Ichabod, Abbie, Katrina and Jenny, Moloch orders Henry to destroy Katrina and burn down the fourth tree, even knowing he WILL break his promise to Abraham of bringing Katrina to him. He coldly reveals that both Henry and Abraham are meaningless to him. Moloch’s words make Henry to see the demon’s true nature, and soon Henry stabs Moloch to death with the Sword of Methuselah.
  • The Headless Horseman: He steals a white horse as his new ride and kills the horse’s former owner, yet his first action to cross MEH is which he brutally chops down Sheriff Corbin’s head right after that. After having himself and Crane’s blood tie destroyed by Henry, the Headless Horseman was free to slaughter and then he immediately beheaded four Freemasonry leaders of Sleepy Hollow.
  • Jeremy Crane: After he reveals his identity as both the Horseman of War and Jeremy Crane, Henry hands Katrina to the Headless Horseman and buries Ichabod in the coffin where he laid for two centuries. Later, he claims Frank Irving's soul.
  • Banastre Tarleton: He is a sadistic and twisted torturer who is fond of hanging and killing people (espeacially if the implication is there a traitor) without any mercy and regret. Furthermore, he secretly stalked Ichabod Crane and then brutally crossed the MEH when shot down Arthur Bernard, who Ichabod just spared, to die. Then, he angrily regards Ichabod as a traitor just before his transformation to his real demonic form, making all of his words against treachery became some sort of ironies.
  • Ancitif: While possessing Luke, Ancitif lets Devon brushing off all of the salts that Father Boland spread in front of the door and then kills Devon by snapping his neck. After taking control of Macey Irving, Ancitif beats Luke unconscious and leaves him to die. One vital thing is, both Luke and Devon were Ancitif’s former vessels, and yet Ancitif mercilessly attacked them both as soon as they were useless for him.
  • Pied Piper: The Piper dealed with the devil and slaughtered many people in brutal ways. For revenging Daniel Lancaster’s betrayal, the Piper kidnapped Lancaster children when they had their ten-year-old birthday by luring them into his lair using his magic flute. He froze or starved the children to death and used their bones to make his new flute. However, what makes the Piper a heinous CM is the Sadistic Choice he gave to Lancaster parents—if the kidnapped child survived or saved by someone else, other children in the family would fall ill and die in one day.
  • Mary Wells: After returned from death as the Weeping Lady, she drowned Caroline for the jealousy of her friendship with Ichabod. She later attacked Abbie and nearly killed her. Then, Mary attacked Katrina after learning she is still alive and well.
  • Gina Lambert: In her human life, Lambert drove 51 patients to suicide and was executed. After becoming a ghost by Moloch, she hunted down Mills sisters under her master’s orders. Soon after, she let Lori Roberts takes two mental pills and drove her suicide. Soon, she plans a serial suicide among the patients of the Tarrytown psych.
  • Orion: He triggered the Mt. Vesuvius' eruption and destroyed Pompeii. He was also the mastermind of many disasters. He wants to purge the sin of humanity so he starts his genocide again and again.

Literature

Lord of the Rings/Hobbit

  • Smaug: rose to prominence by laying waste to the town of Dale and capturing the Lonely Mountain Erebor with all of its treasure
  • Gollum: killed own brother for the Ring and tricked Frodo to trust him, so he could trap and double-cross him, he also bit Frodo's finger off.
  • Saruman: betrayed Gandlaf to Sauron, imprisoned and tortured him, he also created an army of orc and geblin hybrids to conquer the Middle Earth for Sauron
  • Gríma Wormtongue betrayed Rohan to Saruman and manipulated king Théoden of Rohan,
  • Denethor secretly used a Palantír to probe Sauron's strength

Star Wars

  • Lumiya: She turned Jacen Solo on the Dark Side and trained him as Darth Caedus
  • Darth Caedus: He turned on the Dark side and murdered his aunt Mara Jade Skywalker
  • Thrawn: During his military campaigns and conquered half of the galaxy and committed countless genocides
  • Yuuzhan Vong: They conquered half of the galaxy and deformed many planets like Curuscant or destroyed like Ithor, killing 365 trillion sentient beings and devastated 20 planets
    • Shimrra Jamaane: he was the supreme overlord, who lead this war
    • Onimi: He manipulated king of Yuuzhan Vong to lead a war with the galaxy

Shakespeare's works

  • Iago (Othello): Convincing Othello that his wife Desdemona was cheating on him behind his back, thus convincing him to kill her.
  • Lady Macbeth: She convinced her husband to kill king Duncan.
    • Macbeth: Crosses it when he committed a regicide of king Duncan to take his place.

Harry Potter

  • Lord Voldemort: It is said he was evil from the start, but at a young age, he tortured 2 children in a cave, and killed somebody's pet rabbit. Others would argue that he crossed it by creating his first Horcrux. Some might say that he crossed it when he murdered Harry Potter's parents. J. K. Rowling has said, before the Deathly Hallows came out, that he was the only character who had no chance of redemption (despite Umbridge, Bellatrix, Greyback, Wormtail, and Crabbe (Goyle in the film) also crossing the Moral Event Horizon). In Half-Blood Prince, it's finally explained that the reason he turned to the dark side was due to his lack of love, something that his mother had not given to him before her death (even his conception was a result of a love potion, which can only imitate love). This practically made him live on a cursed life as a horrifying abomination/monster whose nature was the complete opposite of Harry's in some ways (for instance, Harry's mother-Lily-shielded Harry before her demise. Voldemort's mother-Merope-chose to die rather than raise him herself (although Merope may not have had a choice, as she died a mere hour after giving birth to Voldemort)).
  • Dolores Umbridge: Crosses it by sending Muggle Borns to Azkaban and threatening them with the Dementor's Kiss if they resist. It may have been before that, when she sicced Dementors on Harry, forced him to write lines with a Blood Quill, or threatened to use the Cruciatus Curse on him.
  • Peter Pettigrew: Crosses it by killing 12 Muggles at once via blasting curse and framing Sirius Black for this crime immediately after betraying the Order of Phoenix. He crosses this again by killing Cedric and helping Lord Voldemort return to power. He did those things out of fear rather than loyalty to Voldemort, but these acts still make him despicable to the point where he can't be redeemed even though he does show a small amount of mercy when he remembers the life debt he owes Harry Potter.
  • Bellatrix Lestrange: Crosses it by torturing Neville's parents into insanity and again by killing Sirius, and only moments before his innocence was proven. She crossed it again by brutally torturing Hermione and killing Dobby.
  • Fenrir Greyback: He was immediately established as a dark character when he is introduced in the series. He could have first crossed it when he bit Remus Lupin or more likely the first time he bit or killed a child. He definitely crossed it when he threatened to kill and eat Hermione Granger when she was being tortured by Bellatrix.
  • Vincent Crabbe: Tries to kill Hermione with Avada Kedavra in Deathly Hallows (which misses and inciting Ron's fury in process), and later tries to incinerate the trio with Fiendfyre, which ironically ends up killing only him and even helps the trio by destroying the Horcrux they were looking for at the time.
  • Barty Crouch Jr. : He crosses it by taking part of the torture of Neville's parents, although it was never officially confirmed that he was involved it was most likely that he was since he was associated with the Death Eaters at the time. He crosses it again by killing his father.
  • Gilderoy Lockhart: Tries to erase Harry and Ron's memories while they're in the Chamber of Secrets, which would have prevented them from rescuing Ginny and getting out of the Chamber alive.
  • Lucius Malfoy: Plants Tom Riddle's diary in Ginny's book bag, intending for it to work dark magic through her. In the movie, he crosses it again by attempting to use Avada Kedavra on Harry.

Hunger Games

Twilight

  • Aro: In his backstory, he had his sister killed.
  • Victoria: Creates an entire army of vampires for the soul purpose of killing Bella.

Hercule Poroit

  • Franklin Clarke: Framing Alexander Bonaparte Cust for his serial murder and attempted to got away with money.
  • Stephen Norton: He is a social predator who toys with people's fears, nudging them towards committing murder, while technically never breaking the law himself.
  • Micheal Garfield: He attempted to kill Miranda Butler.
  • Big Four: In original stories of Agatha Christie, they were members of a conspiracy organization in order to range war upon the world. They committed terrorist attack and murders, and they even set up a evil plot to destroy Poirot once and for all. No. 4 (Claud Darrell) set an explosion, which knocked down Hastings and killed Poirot (yet Poirot was later revealed to be survived).
    • However, in the TV series, the whole insane plot was solely set by No.4, Claud Darrell (real name whose real name is Albert Whalley, and whose most prominent disguise in the adaptation is that of Paynter's physician, Dr Quentin), while the rest three "members" were all pacifists under Darrell's incrimination and brainwashing. Darrell is a a brilliant but insane character actor who orchestrates the entire Big Four setup, feeding the press with sensational clues and threatening letters and killing his victims to implicate the Peace Party members (whom he then kidnaps and drugs with immobilising gelsemine) thus validating the organisation's existence. His motive in doing all of this is to attract the admiration of Flossie Monro, who becomes an unrequited lover whom he showers with anonymous gifts and cards expressing his love for her. It transpires that Flossie told him he wasn't good enough for her in the past, and the mad scheme is an attempt to make himself the international celebrity he believes she desires.

Stephen King

  • Randall Flagg: His attempts to plunge the world into chaos qualifies. In The Stand he plans to destory the town of Boulder so his empire in Las Vegas can thrive. In Eye of the Dragon, he kills a king and tramatizes his heir into making him the adviser.
  • Chris Hargensen: In retaliation for her own humiliation, she douses Carrie White in pig's blood and kills her prom king, which results in the town's destruction and hundreds of deaths including her own.
  • Henry Bowers: Crossed when he kills Mike Halon's dog.
  • Jim Rennie: Amidst his ruthless attempts to control his town, while he was continuously making meth, he sets up a large explosion that destroys said town.
  • Andre Linoge: Stealing Ralph Anderson, Sheriff Mike Anderson's youngest son to be his.
  • Crimson King: While he is already evil and insane, he arguably crossed it in Black House when he has a serial killer murder children that had the potential to serve as "Breakers". In Insomnia, he masterminds an attempted terror attack on the Derry Civic Center to kill one person, even knowing 2000 people will be killed in the crossfire. Although the attack failed, 70 people were still killed.
  • Annie Wilkes: Breaking Paul Sheldon's legs and murdering a police officer. Earlier, it was shown in a scrapbook that she killed over 30 patients as a nurse, including healthy babies.
  • Margaret White: Crosses it when she attempts to murder Carrie. She manages to stab her and the wound kills her soon.
  • Warden Samuel Norton: Crosses it when he has Tommy murdered for agreeing to testify in court which would give Andy DuFresne a chance to be freed from prison.
  • Percy Wetmore: Rigging an execution by giving a prisoner a dry sponge on the electric chair to get him roasted alive, which humiliates and irritates Paul Edgecomb and the other officers.
  • It: Kills Bill's younger brother, Georgie.
  • Upson Pratt: He crossed it when he enjoys at driving a business rival to suicide.
  • Nathan Grantham: He crosses it by having Bedlia's fiancé Yarbro, her chance for happiness away from him, killed so he could keep her under his thumb.

The Keys to the Kingdom

  • Sir Thursday: Killing two of Piper's children, and bullying his subordinate even his three marshals, and tries to destroy Arthur by let him fought for army for a century and let him fought the war against the Nithlings intruders alongside other "cannon folders".
  • Superior Saturday: She threw Piper into the Nothing and nearly killed him.
  • Saturday's Dusk: Crosses it when killing Tuesday's Seven Grotesques and attempting to let the Nothing destroy the House.
  • Captain Elishar Feverfew: Cheated Arthur and froze him during they duel, and made his own worldlet destroyed right before his demise, killing Captain Catapillow (who refused to escape without taking his stamps) and Lady Wednesday in process.

Hannibal

  • Vladis Grutas: Crossed it when cannibalizing Mischa, which is his worst act because it caused Hannibal Lecter's enternal pain throughout his life, even after Hannibal killed Grutas.
  • Mason Verger: Crossed it when raping his sister Margot.
  • Francis Dolarhyde: Crossed it when burning Freddy Lounds alive.

Others

  • Fernand Mondego (The Count of Monte Cristo): out of his love rivalry and envy, Fernand crossed the Moral Event Horizon, when he betrayed Edmond Dantes and framed him in treachery, what resulted in losing 14 years of his life in the worst prison in France.
  • Livia of Robert Graves' I Claudius can justify every one of her murders until she is finally forced to kill her husband Augustus. After Augustus' murder Livia stops putting on airs of misunderstood nobility and just views herself as an irredeemable monster.
  • Assef: Beats up and rapes Hassan in The Kite Runner.
  • Lister's Other Self: Shoots Lister's groin with a radiation gun, turning him sterile and thus unable to restore the human race.
  • Golo'Mekk vas Usela: He sold his own people to the Collectors and decided to spy for Cerberus, he was also beating a small human girl.
  • Count Olaf: He abused the Baudelaire orphans, tried to kill them on occasion, and hunted them and killed their guardians to steal their inheritance.
  • Shruikan and Galbatorix: Killed countless dragons and riders, nearly put an end of age of dragon riders.
  • Esplin 9466: Famously killed Elfangor and led Yeerk invade countless planets and enslave it's inhabitants.

   

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