In my opinion, a good villain is one of the most important parts of any story. I have always had a preference to the fallen hero type of villain. So I want know, who are your favorite villains and why, these could be villains from any form of media (anime, novels, cartoons, shows, games, etc)? Some of my Favorites are: Sephiroth, from Final Fantasy 7 (video game): Sephiroth is a fallen hero who went insane due to experiments done to him while he was still inside of his mother. Unlike a lot of villains, he thought on a grand scale. Most villains just want to kill the protagonist. Sephiroth wanted to kill all life on the planet, convert the planet into a space ship, and use it to spread evil throughout the universe. Also, he is one of the few villains that does manage to kill off some of the heroes. Light Yagami, from Deathnote (anime): I like Light's story because he is someone that could have been one of the good guys. He wanted to create a world that was free of crime. He used the deathnote, which is capable of killing anyone, to kill criminals. However, with each kill, Light's ego grew. Eventually he considered himself a god and used to deathnote to kill anyone who would try to stop him, thus becoming a villain. He is an example of the old saying: absolute power corrupts absolutely. Adrian "Ozymandias" Veidt, from Watchmen (graphic novel): The Watchmen takes place in an alternate-timeline, in which the U.S. and Soviet Union are on the verge of going to war. He plans to prevent this war by making them think that there is an enemy that is a threat to both nations. To make this imaginary enemy's presence known, he plans to destroy part of Manhatten. What seperates him from other villains is that he succeeds. If the hero's still try to arrest him for killing those people in Manhattan and tell the world what really happened, then the U.S. and the Soviet Union would likely get into an all out nuclear war. So in this case, the villain is the one who saves the world.