Yes, we’re time-traveling back to the 1990s, and in honor of timeless fun, we’re focusing on the anime villains. We’ve selected 15 of the genre’s most memorable evildoers, and ranked them in ascending order by their commitment to the dark side. As the saying goes, prepare for trouble.
The Puppet Master is the clear antagonist in the original Ghost in the Shell film, but can you truly consider an advanced artificial intelligence program to be evil, especially when it’s only acting out of self-preservation? We’ll let you, the reader, be the final judge. But for now, we’re ranking this rogue code as the least evil of the bunch.
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