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Malevolent protagonist

Creatures theme

The protagonist is there to kill, torture, terrorize and otherwise bring misery to the world.

105
games
15
platforms

Alternate names: Sadistic protagonist, Malicious protagonist, Evil protagonist, Villainous protagonist

The first video game about Malevolent protagonist was released in 1983.

Kalypso Media Digital, Electronic Arts and CBE software has published most of these games

These may be also selfish characters who do not much care for the harm they do as long as they get what they want.

Care should be taken when dealing with the revenge theme, as most cases usually are simply anti-heroic rather than malevolent in general (the malevolence is targeted at one or very few actual people). However, in some cases the point the protagonist vows vengeance they may also take a heel turn on moral issues (they no longer matter, for whatever the particular reason is in each case).