"Evil never dies, it just evolves..."
― Braniac (Legion of Superheroes)
"You do not understand. I do not serve things evil. I AM...Evil. I am a Skin of Evil, left here by a race of titans, who believed if they rid themselves of me, they would free the bounds of destructiveness."
― Armus (Star Trek: TNG)

The power to be the embodiment/essence of evil. Variation of Disposition Embodiment and Malefic Force Manipulation. Opposite to Good Embodiment.

Also Called

  • Evil Incarnate/Personification
  • Malice Embodiment/Incarnate/Personification
  • The Malicious


The user of this power is or can become the embodiment of evil and can manipulate everything evil, including having all evil powers and power over evil beings, places and events (The user literally become a force of nature). Examples include using weather to destroy towns, cursing people to induce horrifying effects, physically and psychologically torturing people, inducing sins, etc. The user can also do things like shapeshifting into a chaotic monster and do almost anything as long as it ensures death, destruction or pain on the victims. The user of this power is incredibly powerful because of the limitless capabilities and the fact that there is evil in almost every place. The user cannot be "killed" and can exist anywhere, but their existence is far stronger in some places than others as long as the place isn't overrun by a good embodiment user.

By nature somebody must always possess this power as evil has existed since the beginning of time and without evil, there cannot be any good.

Advanced users may also be able to possess people and other supernatural beings and give them some power. This is known to some as Demonic Empowerment. More advanced abilities include not only the ability to possess people, but also to possess land, objects and flora to manipulate the surroundings.





  • Having so much power could drive the user insane.
  • May be outdone by users of Good Embodiment.
  • Might lose power if a certain place, such as a town banishes evil from its place.
  • User cannot assume control of or empower users of Death Embodiment.
  • Even though the user is otherwise omnipresent, they can't be in areas containing good.
  • Can still be stopped by higher power, such as a god.

Known Users

See Also: Made of Evil.


  • Mara (Buddhism)
  • Lucifer/Satan (Christianity)
  • Set (Egyptian Mythology)
  • Iblis (Islamic Mythology)
  • Samael (Jewish Mythology)
  • Chernobog (Slavic Mythology)
  • Angra Mainyu/Ahriman (Zoroastrianism)


  • The First Evil (Buffy the Vampire Slayer)
  • The Source of All Evil (Charmed)
  • Ye Shen (The X-Dormitory)
  • Armus (Star Trek: TNG)


  • Mirage (Aladdin: the Animated Series)
  • Evil The Cat (Earthworm Jim)
  • Chernabog (Fantasia)
  • The Overlord (Lego Ninjago Masters of Spinjitzu)
  • Malachite (Steven Universe)
  • Anti-Pops (Regular Show)
  • Aku (Samurai Jack)
  • The Black Mass (Samurai Jack)
  • Maleficent (Sleeping Beauty)
  • Ancient Spirits of Evil (Thundercats)
  • Unicron (Transformers)
  • Evil Stewie (Family Guy)


  • Trigon (DC Comics)
  • Dark Man/Mr. Dark (Fables)
  • Dormammu (Marvel Comics)
  • Satan (Marvel Comics); presumably


  • The Idea Of Evil (Berserk!)
  • Janemba (Dragon Ball Z)
  • Evil Buu (Dragon Ball Z)
  • Shadow Dragons (Dragon Ball GT)
  • Devil Rebirth (Fist of the North Star)
  • Orb of Caldia (Marchen Awakens Romance)
  • Liege Maximo (Transformers)
  • Guardian Dreadscythe (Yu-Gi-Oh!)

Video Games

  • The Dark One/King of Darkness (Arc The Lad)
  • Fanatos (Atelier Iris: Eternal Mana)
  • Loptr (Bayonetta 2)
  • Tathamet (Diablo)
  • Diablo (Diablo); after merging with Black Soulstone.
  • Giygas (Earthbound)
  • Demise (The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword)
  • Noob Saibot (Mortal Kombat)
  • Demaar (Granstream Saga)
  • Dharkon (Super Smash Bros. Ultimate)
  • Nyarlathotep (Megami Tensei series)
  • The Darkness (Skylanders)
  • Angra Mainyu (TYPE-MOON)
  • Azi Dahaka (Valkyrie Crusade)
  • Void Termina (Kirby Star Aliies)
  • Malefor (The Legend of Spyro Series)


  • Four Talismans (Return to the Isle of the Lost: A Descendants Novel)
  • Melkor/Morgoth (The Silmarillion)


  • Mr. Shadow (The Fifth Element)
  • The Fallen One (Grindhouse and Watercolors)
  • Evil Jordan (Jordan Underneath)
  • Fanoxean (The Young Guardians)


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