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What sick ridiculous puppets we are, and what a gross little stage we dance on. What fun we have dancing and f*cking, not a care in the world. Not knowing that we are nothing. We are not what was intended.
~ Det. Lt. William Somerset reading John Doe's notebook.
There's nothing special about being born. Not a thing. Most of the universe is just death, nothing more. In this universe of ours, the birth of a new life on some corner of our planet is nothing but a tiny, insignificant flash. Death is a normal thing—so why live?
~ Johan Liebert.

Pure Evils who believe that all life is meaningless, their own included. Nihilists do not believe in objective morality and all rules/codes they follow, if any are superficial or due to practical reasons. They usually do not have specific long–term goals or purposes, will sink to all levels of depravity to further their arbitrary objectives and are often Suicidal; they can overlap with Social Darwinists and Harbingers for Rebirth as well through shared beliefs in a purpose of bringing about the "end of times" and leaving others or themselves to pick up the pieces left behind by the mess they've created.

It is important to know, that while They are less rare than their Pure Good equivalent Nihilistic, most Nihilistic villains are not Purely Evil, since most of them are portrayed as sympathetic villains, but these types of Nihilists are the worst of the worst since they have no redeeming qualities.

Examples are most versions of the Joker, Johan Liebert, Kefka Palazzo, Isaac Westcott, Carnage, Victor Zsasz, Mephiles the Dark, Masayuki Kaneki, John Doe, Micah Bell, Solomon Lane, Owlman, Jim Moriarty, Tom Cooper, Patrick Bateman, Killbus, Corporal Gallo and the Scarlet King.

NOTE: Villains who show nihilistic traits and worldviews but still overvalue their own lives (e.g. Lotso, Ego, Cell, Henry Evans, Evolt, Bill Cipher, Dimentio, Sal, Ginis and the DCAU's Joker) do not count. The correct term for them is Absurdists and those should instead be listed under Cowards‏‎, Hypocrites, Egotists‏ and/or Misanthropes.

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