Evil isn't always on the surface, and it isn't always so easily defined.

Years after your time with someone, you might realize their actions had an evil core Selfishness, pain, and chaos, laced throughout their interactions.

You don't need to understand evil.

You just need to feel it.

Reddit user, Adrhhhy12, wanted to know the epitome of evil when they asked:

"(serious) Who is the most evil person you've ever met?"

What is it in some people that makes them evil?

Is it their desire to, to quote a film, watch the world burn?

To make others miserable?

Some People Live Off The Chaos

"My ex wife. I've never met anyone that thrived on conflict like she did. I had to constantly walk on eggshells around her and be hyper aware of her moods. It took years of therapy to undo the webs that she spun in my mind."


"I'm sorry, man. My SIL is just like that. But according to him, we "can't judge because [we] only see her a few times a year and when there are parties she is at her worst". Makes no sense to me. Walking on eggshells is ALWAYS a sign that something is wrong."


Don't Ever Mess With The Dog

"My former friends mom."

"She drinks all day, spends her husbands money, and is a selfish narcissist."

"She injured her leg years ago working at a troubled youth clinic. A “bad kid” attacked her for “no reason” but the more I grew to know her and saw how cruel she was I believe she said something very hurtful and is also milking government money with her injury."

"My friends boyfriend suffered a freak accident and almost died. While he was in the hospital, they got a dog to help him with his recovery."

"Fast forward to them breaking up, he kept the dog and she traveled the country for a few months. They were still friendly. He asked her to watch his dog while family (with an aggressive dog) came to visit. She agreed, then the mom refused to give the dog back. (She was now living with the mom post break up)"

"It wasn’t in his name so he had no merit to get the dog back, besides massive court fees."

"She took a stroke survivors support dog from him. Lol. I felt so bad for him. He talked with attorneys and they said they can get the dog back for sure but it would be pricey and she will be vengeful."

"He ended up having to get another dog."


There has to be an easier way than murder.


Get Out While You Can

"Former step dad. Mom filed for divorce and had the papers served as she got on a plane to England (from America) so my step dad couldn't find her."

"My step dad's brother called my mom after a hunting trip and begged her to leave him as he spent the entire trip discussing how he was going to kill my mom and hide the body."

"Unfortunately my former step dad's brother died before he could file a police report."


"how did he die tho?"


"Massive heart attack. Dude saved my mom's life, I'm certain."


Seems Like There's An Easier Way Out Of This

"My high school rugby coach’s wife was murdered. She was shot as she waited for the bus. Everyone made a show of supporting him as he seemed to be really devastated."

"He left his volunteer position as our coach a few months later.Turns out he paid someone to kill her so he could get out of his marriage. There was a huge undercover operation to catch him."


Repeated, Violent Patterns

"My first ex husband. It wasn't just a matter of "he cheated!", though he did that, too. He was abusive to me, and tried to kill my son (can't think of him as "our" son)."

"He went to prison, and when he was out, he continued the same pattern of behavior with other women and children. He went to prison again. Not sure what he's doing now, but I can guess..."



"A kid I knew from gym class in 9th grade ended up killing his mom and stabbing his brothers before fleeing across pastureland I used to deer and turkey hunt on."

"This was in the late 1990s and the guy is still locked up in a Texas prison. He told investigators that he murdered his mom because she wouldn’t let him see his girlfriend."


And then there's people like this, bottom of the barrel, scum of humanity who probably shouldn't be allowed others.

Yet they were. And that's how we got where we are.

So Evil You Don't Know Where They Ended Up

"I had a student who beat his girlfriend, his mother, and his sisters. Showed absolutely no remorse. Threatened his female teachers. The kid was a f-cking psychopath."

"He dropped out after getting suspended a bunch of times. Probably in prison or dead now."


Not Enough Time Behind Bars

"My school friends stepdad. He was violent even when friends visited her, one time he threatened us all (my friend, her sisters and her mom) with a huge knife, luckily we were able to leave the apartment unharmed."

"That man is a f-cking monster and I hope he’ll burn in hell. Bastard is out of jail already thanks to my country’s sh-tty justice system."


Keep your eyes open and keep your ears sharp.

You never know when the next great villain is going to be right around the corner, in your life or in your nightmares.

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