Introduce a little anarchy, upset the established order - and everything becomes CHAOS! I'm an agent of chaos. Oh; and you know the thing about chaos? It's fair!
~ The Joker explains his personal worldview to Harvey Dent.
Greed is for amateurs. Disorder, chaos, anarchy - now that's fun!
~ Top Dollar

Considered to be the worst of all moral alignments, are villains of the Chaotic Evil alignment. These evildoers are violently opposed to any limitations to their own personal freedom and often champion the downfall of society or morality as we know it. Chaotic Evil villains often fall under the "Destroyer" or "Demonic" alignment. The neutral (and less evil) counterpart of Chaotic Evil is Chaotic Neutral, while their complete opposite is Lawful Good, with the morality opposite being Chaotic Good.

Characters of this alignment tend to have very little to no respect for rules, other people's lives, or anything but their own desires, which are typically selfish and cruel; they set a high value on personal freedom, but do not have any regard for the lives or freedom of other people. They do not work well in groups, as they resent being given orders and usually behave themselves either out of fear of greater powers that bind them or in order to achieve their goals. However, this does NOT mean every Chaotic Evil character will mindlessly destroy, but if the opportunity arises for them to cause mischief or harm to others while still furthering their own goals (which are normally personal enjoyment), they will not hesitate to act on it.

It is not compulsory for a Chaotic Evil character to be constantly performing sadistic acts just for the sake of being evil or constantly disobeying orders just for the sake of causing chaos. They do, however, enjoy the suffering of others (for the most part) and view honor and self-discipline as weaknesses. However, it is possible for Chaotic Evils to have some standards and lines they won't cross and, in extremely rare cases, a sense of honor (e.g. Disney’s Hades, Adam West Batman’s Joker or the 2019 version of Joker). However, the vast majority of Chaotic Evils are devoid of these qualities and the inherent nature of Chaotic Evil means many are often Pure Evil (e.g. Freddy Krueger, Agent Kruger, Michael Myers, Clarence Boddicker, Chucky, Dark Danny, William Afton, Henry Evans, Frank Booth, Gaear Grimsrud, Ramsay Bolton, Top Dollar, HABIT, Bill Cipher, IT/Pennywise, Kefka Palazzo, Evolt, many versions of both The Joker, and the Master, though being Chaotic Evil does not automatically make a villain Pure Evil unless their moral agencies have been made clear and meet all the criteria).

Chaotic Evil is often feared as it is the alignment of monsters with very limited intelligence, eldritch abominations, torturers, serial rapists, serial killers, terrorists, zombies and cannibals. Nevertheless, the Chaotic Evil outsiders are the demons.

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