Villains who have excessive importance of themselves and their own life experiences, these characters tend to talk excessively about themselves and have an insatiable desire to be above others. It mainly includes three sub-types: EgomaniacsMegalomaniacs and Monomaniacs. This category also includes villains who seek attention and/or fame.

Types of Egotists


Egomaniacs (also called Narcissists) are individuals who suffer from narcissistic personality disorder (also called egomania). They have a delusional sense of self-worth and are not the same as an Arrogant Villain, though many people do confuse them. In simple terms, an Egomaniac is obsessed with themselves and believes they should be the center of attention, an object of worship/reverence, are incredibly vain about their appearance, and so forth. Many megalomaniacs are egomaniacal as they are certain attention-seekers.

Arrogant villains often try and bully people; Egomaniacs, on the other hand, are decidedly more deranged. A person who demands statues built of themselves or has their image posted in every available area of his or her empire, for example, goes beyond arrogance and is an Egomaniac.

Many Egomaniacs also react extremely poorly to anyone trying to humble them, rejecting their advances because they believe that they are simply not giving them the respect they see themselves as deserving; this can cause them to lash out in a fit of narcissistic rage, making them much more dangerous than a simple arrogant snob or bully.

Similar with cowards, should these villains die, it is often in disgrace, and unlike the other, they are far less likely to redeem themselves and die with honor.

Two easy (but rough) ways to identify if a villain is an Egomaniac: If said villains use the words "I" and "me" a great deal or constantly refer to themselves in third person.


Solipsisism is a form of extreme egoism, in which a person thinks he/she is the most important person in the world and/or the only real one and that everything around them (people, animals, objects altogether) is either a creation of their mind or simply does not exist the same way as they do.

Villains who enter this classification aren't afraid of anything, as they believe that everything is a creation of their own mind, and most of the time completely unsympathetic, ruthless, and cruel. This kind of villain isn't necessarily evil, because of their philosophy and can still feel empathetic and compassionate to other living creatures (much like picking the "good path" when playing a video game with two story lines).


Megalomaniacs are evildoers who are obsessed with power and are similar to Dark Lords and Evil Rulers in that they seek to dominate everything, but are more concerned with power than actual conquest. Despite having the word "maniac" in the name, it does not mean they are always clinically insane. However a Megalomaniac will often commit outrageous acts such as hold cities for ransom, kidnap presidents, etc. in order to demand outrageous claims of power.


Monomaniacs are a specific kind of Obsessed villain, often found in comic books and fantasy media but also encountered in more "serious" works. These are villains who devote their entire life to an idea or gimmick, often something either petty or bizarre and rarely (if ever) stray far from their obsession, gearing everything around their symbol of choice.

Classic examples are villains who employ weapons, henchmen, and even plans all based around a topic that would seem absurd to a sane mind but are nevertheless a pivotal part of their twisted goals.

Many professional wrestlers can be considered monomaniacs as well, as often pro wrestlers have gimmicks of their own.

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