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Top 10 Satisfying Villain Deaths In Video Games

VO: Dan Paradis
Script Written by Jamie Leslie There's not much that can compare to the feeling of seeing a despised villain meet their fitting end. Nowhere but in the world of video games will you attain such sweet gratification without also going to jail. Join WatchMojo.com as we countdown our picks for the Top 10 Satisfying Villain Deaths in Video Games. For this list we’re taking a look back at some of the most appreciated to video game's biggest villains. The deaths don’t necessarily have to be performed by the hand of the player or protagonist, but it has to be a permanent death nonetheless. We're limiting this list to one per franchise, and since we’re talking about key characters kicking the bucket; Be wary of spoilers. Special Thanks to our users "BMWM3GTRLOVER" "ImCovino" "DMG98" & "Jack Morris"
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Script Written by Jamie Leslie

Top 10 Satisfying Villain Deaths In Video Games


There's not much that can compare to the feeling of seeing a despised villain meet their fitting end. Nowhere but in the world of video games will you attain such sweet gratification without also going to jail. Welcome to WatchMojo.com, and today we’re counting down our Top 10 Most Satisfying Villain Deaths In Video Games.

For this list we’re taking a look back at some of the most appreciated to video game's biggest villains. The deaths don’t necessarily have to be performed by the hand of the player or protagonist, but it has to be a permanent death nonetheless. We're limiting this list to one per franchise, and since we’re talking about key characters kicking the bucket; Be wary of spoilers.


#10: Liquid Snake
“Metal Gear Solid” (1998)


Siblings can be such a nuisance at times. This nuisance just happened to be the cloned twin brother of Solid Snake. He deceives Snake by murdering and stealing the identity of Master Miller, and fooling him into activating Metal Gear REX, which all eventually leads into a hand to hand battle on top of REX. Oh and he’s not dead yet, as he’s still around to hunt you down in an epic car chase, and even that proved not to be enough to end the deluded menace. During his last attempt to finish Snake, his body succumbed to the FOXDIE virus. … until the sequel when he and Ocelot became … actually you know what we’re not even gonna touch that.


#9: Maester Seymour
“Final Fantasy X” (2001)


Have you ever met that villain that just doesn't know how to stay dead? Yeah, well Seymour's that guy. After learning of his treachery, Tidus and his party goes to kill him and end up being branded traitors. Then he reappears alive now getting married to Yuna, and kills one of Auron’s friends in the process, where you fight him again. But he’s still alive, and now wipes out Khimari’s Tribe on his 3rd life. His tyranny finally comes to an end inside Sin when Yuna provides him a long overdue sending.


#8: Zeus
“God of War 3” (2010)


Not only was the end to the legendary Greek god extremely rewarding, but it played out to be one of the most epic final boss fights in the franchise. After succumbing to Zeus's betrayal in God of War 2 with the Blade of Olympus draining his power, Kratos gets the opportunity to give the king of gods the beatdown of his life. Oh yeah, and did we mention Zeus was Kratos' father? Typical greek mythology for you. After stabbing him rather fittingly with the Blade of Olympus, Kratos follows up with finishing him with his bare hands.


#7: Big Smile Lee
“Sleeping Dogs” (2012)


A death as gruesome as it was satisfying, this was a full on statement for the game's overly violent tone. Protagonist's Wei's last fight with mob-boss Big Smile Lee ended in a literal bloodbath when he throws the Sun On Yee leader in a ice chipper. Yeah, like we said, gruesome. The crime boss was notorious for his excessive use of violence and torture, so to see him go the way he did earns him a well deserved spot.


#6: Officer Tenpenny
“Grand Theft Auto San Andreas” (2004)


It never got more crooked than the crooked police of Los Santos, although the definitive centerpiece of the unruliness was no other than Officer Tenpenny. Through extortion and blackmail, Tenpenny pulled the strings to the dirty doings of the city, exclusively using protagonist CJ as his personal pawn. In Tenpenny's effort to escape Los Santos, he's thwarted by CJ in a desperate car chase. Crashing and running over an overpass, the broken and battered Tenpenny suffers a slow death.


#5: David
“The Last of Us” (2013)


David leads a faction of cannibals and comes across Ellie in an infected ambush. Upon discovering his ill intentions, Ellie attempts to escape, but later finds herself locked in an old abandoned building with him alone, and worse; its implied he intends to…do other things to her. Maneuvering herself quietly to escape, Ellie must play the most creepiest game of hide and seek ever. In a final desperate struggle Ellie breaks free and hacks away at his face with his own machete. On top of his demise, it’s also a relief to see Ellie survive what was clearly a traumatic experience.


#4: Stranger
“The Walking Dead Season One” (2012)


There's no room for mercy when it comes to protecting someone you care for, so it came to be a great pleasure to see this creep get done in. His name and origin are unknown for the duration of the game, but he appeared to be hellbent on getting revenge on Lee's group. When he abducts Clementine at the end of episode 4, Lee must find her in a rather disturbing hotel. Eventually Leed subdue him through a button mashing sequence, knocking him unconscious, though the final blow ends up coming from a rather shaken Clementine.


#3: Vladimir Makarov
“Call of Duty Modern Warfare 3” (2011)


He leads a massacre against innocent civilians to start a war, He kidnapped the Russian President, and used his daughter to get his country to invade Europe, oh and it turns he was responsible for that nuke in the first Modern Warfare game, damn right this bastard deserves to die. He is eventually killed by Captain Price in a brutal scene where he's beaten through a glass roof and hung by a stray cord. Now that's justice. This kill was almost as heroic as when Soap pulled a knife out of his own chest to take out General Shepherd in Modern Warfare 2.


#2: The Nemesis
“Resident Evil 3: Nemesis” (1999)


This abomination haunts diehard Resident Evil fans to this day. Persistence wasn't even the word for this Bio-Organic Weapon, with it's sole purpose being to relentlessly hunt down and kill STARS member Jill Valentine, with heavy emphasis on “relentlessly”. Throughout the game this thing constantly pursues and attacks you, no matter how many bullets you fill him with. Jill finally ends the monster by pumping a full round of magnums into his head, thus ending the nightmare.


Before we unveil our pick for Most Satisfying Villain Death In A Video Game, here are a few honorable mentions:

Kai Leng
“Mass Effect 3” (2012)


Mecha-Hitler
“Wolfenstein 3D” (1992)


Uberto Alberti
“Assassin's Creed 2” (2009)


Dormin
“Shadow of Collossus” (2005)



#1: Edgar Ross
“Red Dead Redemption” (2010)


The man who kidnapped John Marston’s wife and son in order to use John to take our his old gang was a clear no brainer, It was bad enough this guy used John’s family to do the Government’s dirty deed, It was worse when he tried to later have John and his family killed to cover up his action. Although John sacrificed his life to ensure his wife and son escape, witnessing that same son get his revenge many years later as a young man was all the more satisfying.


Do you agree with our list? Which villain couldn't you wait to see meet their end? For more classic Top 10s published daily, be sure to subscribe to WatchMojo.com.
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