|“||Eh, good, evil - both fine choices. Whatever floats your boat.||„|
|~ Bender Bending Rodríguez on morality.|
|“||I can do no wrong, for I do not know what it is.||„|
|~ Satan in The Adventures of Mark Twain.|
The Amoral or Immoral are unable to be judged by concepts of right and wrong or happen to lack moral senses. Some are known to have Moral Agency issues but all belong here.
Abstract characters such as Deities fall under this. However, on a terrestrial scale examples of Amoral villains would be:
- Artificial Intelligences (e.g. AUTO) unlike those with free will (e.g. Skynet).
- Predators guided by instinct (e.g. Sabor) unlike those who find joy in torturing prey (e.g. Pennywise).
- Dimwits whose stupidities get out of hand and cause disasters (e.g. Beavis and Butt-head) unlike those who can mostly control themselves (e.g. Toplofty and O'Bloat).
- Demons, Dark Forms and similar forces who only know evil (e.g. The Black Mass) unless it is made clear they have Moral Agencies (e.g. Bill Cipher).
- Lovecraftian Horrors are Amoral at least by human standards (e.g. Azathoth) unless they have such Moral Agencies (e.g. Nyarlathotep).
- Kids, Teenagers and other Juvenile Delinquents due to their ages or being unaware of who/what they are hurting (e.g. Sid Phillips) except for when they enjoy themselves (e.g. Henry Evans). People who harass unders for fun don't count if they clearly enjoy causing others suffering.
- Mentally Ill and/or Dissociative villains who are not in control of their own actions (e.g. SCP-096) unlike those who are fully aware of what they are doing and their limited views on reality does not justify their actions (e.g. Norman Osborn).
- Individuals not conforming to archetypes of good or bad (e.g. Deadpool) and not wishing to be evil. Such characters fall under Chaotic Neutrals. Some might even do more good things than bad things.
- Villains by Proxy who did not choose evil in the first place (e.g. Spinel). However, these don't count if they have some motive for committing crimes that doesn't make them unwilling.
Pure Evils CAN NEVER qualify. While they may be unconcerned with right and wrong they are aware of what is but always choose to do wrong. Furthermore, some villains can still count as Pure Evil if they merely don't understand why people are feel disgusted with their crimes as those typically taunt characters for their morals.