Day 7: What makes for a good villain?
THEY HAVE TO BE LEGITIMATELY EVIL. None of this “oh they might just be misunderstood” crap. EVIL IS BEST. And preferably psychotic, power-hungry, cunning, unpredictable, or any combination of the 4. Type 1 Anti-villains are also pretty good.
I know he’s not an anime character, but Kefka Palazzo from Final Fantasy VI is my all-time favorite villain specifically because he’s the epitome of what a good villain should be in my eyes. Mad for power, 100% insane, merciless, destructive in every sense of the word, terrifying, cares for nothing but himself and his goals, and makes damn sure absolutely nothing gets in his way. He’s one of the most successful villains, too. If a man can scare the crap out of you looking as ridiculous Kefka does, you know shit’s going down. Plus it’s really fun to see what his insanity brings up.
If we’re talking about anime characters, I’d say the best villain is Johan Liebert. He’s really close to Kefka in terms of how great a villain he is. But he’s really different in terms of his scare factor. Kefka’s personality is a lot more over-the-top, Johan’s is much calmer. And that’s what makes him just as scary.