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Why create, when it will only be destroyed? Why cling to life, knowing that you have to die?
~ Kefka Palazzo
Every decision we make is meaningless. Because somewhere, on a parallel Earth, we have already made the opposite choice. We're nothing. Less than nothing.
~ Owlman

Nihilists are characters who believe that the existence of life has no purposes, values or meanings, their own included. Nihilists do not believe in moralities and all rules and/or codes they follow are superficial or for practical reasons. They usually do not have specific long–term goals, will sink to all levels of depravity to further their arbitrary objectives, and are often sociopaths and/or suicidal. They can overlap with Social Darwinists and Harbingers for Rebirth as well through shared beliefs in bringing about the "end times" and leaving others or themselves to pick up pieces left behind by the messes they have created.

Most nihilists wish to destroy everything in existence or at least whatever is possible for them to destroy. What makes them some of the most dangerous and unpredictable villains is that they have nothing to lose, not even their very lives. At the highest point, they are cataclysms due to a desire of literally erasing everything as they see fit. Like many powerful and far-reaching villains, they might just be able to make their twisted dreams into reality. However, it is important to note that not ALL nihilists will act like this, but mostly the more sinister or destructive ones will.

Examples are Kefka Palazzo, Norman Stansfield, Rick Sanchez, Rex Dangervest, Doma, Seymour Guado, Isaac Ray Peram Westcott, Owlman, Count Bleck, Davy Jones, John Doe, Vicious, Scarlet King, Mephiles the Dark, Johan Liebert, Tyler Durden, Vincent, Gaku Yashiro and Joker.


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