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I met him, fifteen years ago. I was told there was nothing left. No reason, no conscience, no understanding; even the most rudimentary sense of life or death, good or evil, right or wrong. I met this 6-year-old child with this blank, pale, emotionless face, and the blackest eyes; the devil's eyes. I spent eight years trying to reach him, and then another seven trying to keep him locked up because I realized what was living behind that boy's eyes was purely and simply… evil.
~ Dr. Samuel Loomis contemplating his former patient Michael Myers.
I believe he is quite sane. Just evil.
~ Dr. Stephen Kellerman describing Scarecrow.

Psychopaths/Sociopaths are Pure Evil villains suffering from antisocial personality disorder or have all the symptoms of such - this includes an inability to feel empathy, a tendency towards violence (in some individuals), narcissistic traits, paranoia, extreme reactions to rejection or criticism and a habitual contempt for other people's rights. Pure Evil Psychopaths are unrepentantly cruel and ruthless towards everything and everyone, completely devoid of any and all care for anyone but themselves, although sometimes they may be so lacking in emotional affect that they do not even care about themselves. Many of them are sadists, but their cruelty doesn't always manifest itself in sadism, and it's very possible for them to feel nothing at all about the atrocities they commit.

Sympathetic Pure Goods are their good opposites.

Psychopaths are similar but distinct to sociopaths - while psychopaths can disguise their antisocial traits and blend in with society if necessary a sociopath is much less able to disguise their antisocial outbursts, thus a common saying goes: "cold-blooded psychopath, hot-headed sociopath". Thus psychopaths tend to be very successful individuals who seek positions of power and often manage to do so, while sociopaths are more prone to disorganized lives filled with impulsive crimes, reckless behavior and general hatred for "social norms". it is also believed that psychopaths are born with the condition from birth while sociopaths are formed via repeated traumas, neither are considered insane and thus no "cure" exists for either condition, though some individuals may become less violent with age (though by no means all).

NOTE: Despite media often confusing the two, psychopathy and sociopathy is NOT the same as psychosis, as a psychotic character suffers from extreme disorders that cause them to dissociate from reality; psychopaths and sociopaths, on the other hand, are fully aware of the world at all times and while they may have evil and twisted views they understand how ethics work, they simply do not care to follow them (thus under law both psychopaths and sociopaths are treated as sane, even the hot-headed sociopaths [lack of control over one's temper is not sufficient to be considered detached from reality]). Also not all Pure Evils are automatically antisocial, even though most of them have psychopathic traits. Some may not do most of the actions within a sociopathic/psychopathic person or suffer mental illness or psychosis. An examples of Pure Evil villain that isn't antisocial, but still meet the Pure Evil criteria despite not meeting most of the psychopathic traits is Demise.

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