12 evil game characters whose names are also evil

Psycho Mantis (Metal Gear Solid)

A man that has chosen to be associated with a certifiably unbalanced predatory insect. While you're ruminating on the merits of such a potently evil name, Psycho Mantis will be inside your head scrambling your brain like eggs.

Victor Batrachian (Shadow Man)

Some names are just inexplicably evil. And they're the best ones of all. Just saying 'Victor Batrachian' conjures up frankly unpleasant images of being cannibalised, chainsawed into pieces, packed neatly away in an old suitcase and buried in a remote woodland somewhere outside Moscow.

Colonel Bassad (Contra: Legacy of War)

Colonel Badass would suggest a degree of ironic levity. And 'levity' isn't a word that appears in the dictionary of evil words. But the anagrammatically cunning 'Bassad' deceptively suggests that this is a nuts-in-the-head dictator that would cultivate an army of alien mutants to assist in the taking over of the world. Which is exactly what he does.

Scumocide (Captain Commando)

We get genocide. We're familiar with homicide. And we understand the concept of suicide. But Scumocide? What new form of inhumane brutality and defilement is this? It means the killing of scum. It's a clever subversion of roles. In the distorted hate eyes of Scumocide, the good guys are the scum. And he's killing them. That makes him pretty twisted in the head.

Arnold Leach (Jericho)

A leech is a disgusting snot-like hermaphrodite. They suck up blood from a host until they get so fat and bloated they just fall off and wallow about in their own mucus. Nobody likes leeches. So you'd be instinctively cautious about meeting a man called Mr A Leach. That caution would be vindicated when you were skinned alive and had your anus violated in a mass suicide orgy.

The Evil Queen Pulsating, Bloated, Festering, Sweaty, Pus-filled, Malformed, Slug-for-a-Butt (Earthworm Jim)

Like a tin of pork brains in milk gravy, this name is the ultimate mouthful of evil.

2 April, 2010


  • g4m3rk1dd - April 12, 2011 12:10 a.m.

    "What about sephiroth! hes evil and an original name" he wasnt really evil...just misunderstood / misguided
  • Imthedoctor - April 8, 2011 1:50 a.m.

    Yes! Earthworm Jim!
  • mrmorozov987 - June 1, 2010 3:01 a.m.

    And I suppose a cacodemon sounds like a pleasant Norwegian truffle. Or a massive freakin' head floating around that shoots death out its one eyeball. Now, which would you find in Doom?
  • mattersnotnow - April 10, 2010 5:39 a.m.

    Kefka! Besides reminding me of Kafka, it does sound evil. A novel writing evil clown most certainly!
  • EnragedTortoise1 - April 4, 2010 10:14 p.m.

    @D4rf2triker: Or NEO exdeath... woooo... How about... aw fadge. I forgot. I'll come back when I remember.
  • aberkromby - April 4, 2010 4:45 p.m.

    NO DR. NEFARIOUS?!?!?!
  • lark097 - April 4, 2010 4:31 p.m.

    how gay is cyberdeamon
  • B_Louviers - April 4, 2010 10:46 a.m.

    No one thinks "Bowser" is also a sort of stupid name?
  • LizarDAZZLE - April 4, 2010 6:39 a.m.

    Earthworm Jim! How I pine for you...
  • dex477 - April 4, 2010 2:44 a.m.

    cyberdemon lol.. but then, the game's name is DOOM, so this one actually seems tame. ;)
  • wrapdump - April 4, 2010 1:08 a.m.

    I remember one of the characters in Loaded! was called Fwank. Not that, evil, though.
  • JizzyB - April 4, 2010 12:21 a.m.

    Shadowman was the first game I heard a curse word in and Earthworm Jim was the first that made me laugh. Classic
  • nadrewod999 - April 3, 2010 10:18 p.m.

    I hate that stupid lungfish! The only reason I have not been able to beat Psychonauts is I cannot stop that idiotic boss, and I REALLY wanted to play the level in the Conspiracy Theorist's head
  • hazelam - April 3, 2010 3:39 p.m.

    good job you got the queen in, i would have never read this site if you'd left her out of a list like this :)
  • philipshaw - April 3, 2010 12:04 p.m.

    Great list and Pyscho Mantis had to be on there, he read my memory(card)
  • Vitoruss1 - April 3, 2010 3:14 a.m.

    This was seriously a missed opportunity when it comes to missing Dr. Nefarious from Ratchet and Clank. He was a great villian.
  • TKTOWA - April 3, 2010 2:47 a.m.

    I just really liked seeing Jericho mentioned. That game is truly amazing(if you use the health cheat that makes the AI seem less retarded).
  • Cyberninja - April 2, 2010 9:14 p.m.

    cap com was awesome and scumocide was hard to beat
  • gmilf71 - April 2, 2010 8:38 p.m.

    What about Dr. Nefarious?
  • ViolentLee - April 2, 2010 8:18 p.m.

    Psycho Mantis deserves a place on ever positive, boss-related video game list from now until forever. He made your F'ing controller move WITH HIS MIND!!!

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