Cause you can totally see a Complete Monster saying this.
Okay, I did an entry back there listing villainous characters whom I do and always will consider definite Complete Monsters, since TV Tropes cannot ever be counted on to define that trope correctly due to Fast Eddie, 32 Footsteps, and others attempts at undoing the Trope Decay getting taken waaaaay out of hand and causing further decay instead. I am now going to do an entry that talks about the reverse. Villainous characters who have been called Complete Monsters but are in fact NOT examples of the Trope, some of whom TV Tropes even made the right call on removing from the Trope and all other pages! Since TV Tropes doesn't seem to know, it's worth noting again what a Complete Monster truly is: a villain who is pure evil, depraved, irredeemable, unrepentant, selfish, repulsive and vile to a revolting or horrific degree, commits heinous atrocities, has no notable altruistic or redeeming qualities, lacks positive traits, has no valid, adequate excuse for his/her actions and behavior, is treated seriously by the work's narrative and characters even if the work is light or comedic, evokes fear and hatred in the audience, and is the most wicked entity(s) in the work by the standards of that work. The way to properly judge a candidate as a legit Complete Monster is to A: see how they measure up to their works' heinous standard, B: determine whether or not that's heinous enough, and C: check to be sure that there are no redeeming qualities on top of all that. And when analyzing their roles and acts, the importance should be placed more on who and what the monster IS rather than just on what they DO. With that said, a villain just being the evil villain they're supposed to be, behaving like a major jerkass, and especially Kicking Dogs and crossing the Moral Event Horizon does NOT a Complete Monster make. There's also the matter of redemption. Not only can a Complete Monster be an irredeemable villain, you literally cannot imagine a scenario in which they receive any redemption or forgiveness, or do anything redeemable to at all. It's already hard enough to imagine them ever Petting The Dog seeing as they, by definition, have no redeeming qualities! And those listed here just miss the mark. I'm not entirely sure why so many people don't get that. It could be because the Complete Monster and Moral Event Horizon tropes are too interconnected due to being split from "Rape The Dog", so people get the impression that any villain who does something really evil is a Complete Monster, even though evildoing is what all villains do. The other reason could be because Complete Monster is the new Magnificent Bastard in that fans see it as a definitive "good trope" and a badge of honor to both the works that they're fans of and the villains within them. As if a work gets awesomer, edgier, and better for having a Complete Monster. Which I do not get. At all. So then, below are some vile villains who are truly NOT Complete Monsters!
*Please note that if some examples on here are ones that were on the Complete Monster listing, it's because those examples proved to not be truly 100% Complete Monsters in the end, or their characterization shifted away from the status by virtue of Characterization Marches On.* SO...
* - Indicates that the villain may potentially be a Complete Monster or borderline example, but their heinous level was underplayed in the work.
Disney Live: Hector Barbossa, Davy Jones, Dr. Reinhardt, the Nome King, Kalabar, Cruella DeVil*, Warden Walker, Val Horrigan, Shamus McTiernan, Royal Pain, Mrs. Chesterfield, Jesse, Miles, etc.
Pixar: Sid Phillips, Stinky Pete, Randall Boggs, Henry J. Waternoose, Chick Hicks, Chef Skinner, Auto, Charles Muntz, Mordu, Thunderclap, Jackson Storm, Ernesto de la Cruz, and Evelyn Deavor
Lord Of The Rings: Feanor, Smaug, Great Goblin, Gollum, Thrandul, Saruman, Grima Wormtongue, Lurtz, Shagrat, Gothmog, Denethor, the Witch King, and the Mouth of Sauron
Star Wars: Darth Maul, Nute Gunroy, Count Dooku, Jango & Boba Fett, Asaji Ventress, Cad Bane, General Grievous, Darth Vader, Jabba the Hutt, Moff Jerjerrod, Kalus, the Inquisitors, Prince Xizor,
Grand Admiral Thrawn, Kylo Ren and Armitage Hux
Kingdom Hearts: Maleficent, Pete, Terra-Xehanort, Luxu/Braig/Xigbar, Xaldin, Vexen, Zexion, Saix, Axel, Marluxia, Larxene, Clayton, Hades, Jafar, Ursula, Oogie Boogie, Captain Hook, Shan Yu, Hector Barbossa, Commander Sark & the MCP, Queen Grimhilde, Lady Tremaine, Jumba Jookiba, Captain Gantu, CLU 2, Chernabog, Young Xehanort, Gaston, Mother Gothel, Randall Boggs, Prince Hans, Davy Jones, Dark Riku, and the Master of Masters
Harry Potter: Peter Pettigrew, Professor Quirrel, Gilderoy Lockheart, Barty Crouch Jr, the Dursleys, the Carrows, Lucius Malfoy, Draco Malfoy, Crabbe and Goyle, Cornelius Fudge, and Severus Snape
Pokemon: Giovanni, Lance, Pryce, Agatha*, Archie, Maxie, Cyrus*, Saturn/Mars/Jupiter, Charon*, Giratina, Gordor, Blake Hall, Dr. Edward, Dakim, Snattle, Lovrina, Greevil, Paul, Mewtwo, Gelardan, Molly Hale, the Unown, Annie & Oakley, Butler, Captain Phantom, Zero, Marcus*, Damon, Kyurem, Red Genesect, TR Scientists, Poacher Rico, Damian, Shamus, N, Zinzolin, and Dr. Colress
New Pokemon: Nobunaga Oda, AZ, Malva, Xerosic, Lysandre, Team Flare, Matt, Courtney, Zinnia, Guzma, Lusamine, Faba, Necrozma and UBs
Avatar: Admiral Zhao, Jet, Princess Azula, Long Feng, Bully Earth Soldiers, Rough Rhinos, Sozin, Hama, Combustion Man, Yan-Ra, Koh, Hiroshi Sato, Tarrlok, Amon, Eska & Desna, Varrick, Vaatu, Zaheer, Ghazan, Ming Hua, P'li, Aiwei, Hundun, the Poacher, the Earth Queen, Kuvira, and Bataar Jr.
Batman: The Penguin, Two-Face, the Riddler, Poison Ivy, Clayface, Scarecrow*, Firefly, Killer Croc,
Hugo Strange*, Ras Al Ghul, Talia Al Ghul, Bane, Maxie Zeus, Harley Quinn, the Mad Hatter, Hush,
Rupert Thorne, Roland Daggett, Carmine Falcone, Alberto Falcone, Sal Maroni, Joe Chill, etc
Dragon Ball: Commander Red, Master Shen, King Piccolo, Raditz, Nappa, Vegeta, King Maoi, Cui, Dodoria, Zarbon, King Cold*, Dr. Gero, the Androids, Spopovich, Yamu, PuiPui, Yakon, Dabura, Bibidi*, Majin Buu, Van Zant, Beerus, Champa, Vados, Frost, Lord Zeno, Jiren, Garlic Jr, Dr. Kochin, Dr. Wheelo, Turles, Lord Slug, Paragus, Broly*, Bojack, Janemba, Hoi, Coola, Chilled, Mira, Towa, etc.
The Legend Of Zelda: Aghanim, Ganon*, Vaati, Twinrova, Bellum, Cole, Hilda, Cia, and Koga
Super Mario: Bowser, King Smithy, Sir Grodus, Cackeletta, Shroob, Fawful, Darkstar, and Antasma
Spider-Man: Venom, Doctor Octopus, Tombstone, the Lizard, the Chameleon, the Rhino, Electro, Sandman, Mysterio, Harry Osborn, Miles Warren/the Jackal, and Roderick Kingsley/The Hobgoblin
Yu-Gi-Oh!: Shadi, Seto Kaiba, Mokuba Kaiba, Maximilian Pegasus, Bandit Keith, Thief King Bakura, Marik Isthar, Noah Kaiba, Anubis, Priest Akehnadin, Priest Seto, Paradox, and most spin-off villains
Digimon: Devimon, Etemon, Datamon, MetalSeadramon, Puppetmon, Apocalymon, Neo Saiba, Daemon*, the Digimon Emperor, Yukio Oikawa, Yamaki, Zhuqiaomon & the Devas, Beelzemon, the D-Reaper*, Cherubimon, the Royal Knights, Yggdrasil, Splashmon, Lillithmon, and the Bagra Bros*
Gargoyles: Xanatos, Demona, Tony Dracon, Wolf, Coldstone, Oberon, Shari, and John Castaway
Superman: Lex Luthor, General Sam Lane, Maxwell Lord, Mr Myxzptlk, Metallo, Parasite, Toyman, Cyborg, Bizarro, Imperiex, Livewire, Lobo, General Zod, Ursa, Non, Nuclear Man, and Doomsday
Final Fantasy: Garland, Leon, Xande, Cloud of Darkness, Cagnazzo, Golbez, Emperor Gesthal, Rufus Shinra, the Turks, Don Corneo, Sephiroth, Ultimecia, Adel, NORG, Queen Brahne, Kuja, Necron, Seymour Guado, Maester Mica, Lady Yunalesca, Yu Yevon/Sin, Dr. Cid, Judge Ghis, Venat, Vayne Solidor, Orphan, Jihl Nabat, Caius Ballad, Ardyn Izunia*, and Chaos
Sonic The Hedgehog: Dr. Ivo Robotnik/Eggman (sometimes), Mama Robotnik, Dark Oak, Ixis Naugus, Merlina, Mammoth Mogul, Drago Wolf, Fiona Fox, Scourge the Hedgehog, Shadow the Hedgehog, Nac the Weasel, Snively, Dmitri/Enerjak, Kragok, Lien-Da, the Iron Dominion, etc.
Neon Genesis Evangelion: Gendo Ikari, Kaworu Nagisa/Tabris, and the Angels
Teen Titans: Slade*, Terra, Brother Blood, the Brotherhood of Evil, and Blackfire
Slayers: Shabranigdo, Rezo, Eris, Xellos, Gaav, Alumace, Valgaav, Dynast, and Zelas
Death Note: Ryuk, Mello, Near, Misa Misa, Teru Mikami, Kiyomi Takada, and Beyond Birthday
The Powerpuff Girls: Mojo Jojo, Him, Sedusa, Princess Morbucks, the Smiths, and Cop Brekowski
Yu Yu Hakusho: Akashi & Iwamoto, Rando, the Saint Beasts, Younger Toguro, Butajiri, and Sensui
Cowboy Bebop: Asimov, Abul Hakim, Wen, Fad, Tongpu, Teddy Bomber, Vincent, and Dr Londes
One Piece: Alvida, Axe-Hand Morgan, Helmeppo, Buggy the Clown, Don Krieg, Arlong*, Smoker,
Mr. 3, Wapol, Sir Crocodile*, Eneru*, Caribou, CP9/World Government, Magellan, and Blackbeard
Haruhi Suzumiya: Haruhi Suzumiya, Ryoko Asakura, Emiri Kidimori, Kuouh Suyo, and Fujiwara
Sailor Moon: Queen Beryl, Prince Diamond, Mistress Nine, Grand Zirconia, and Sailor Galaxia
Akame Ga Kill: Esdeath, Seryu, Kurome, Dr. Stylish, Aria, Enshin, Izou, Cosmina, and Dorothea
Bleach: Gin, Byakuya, Kenpachi, Stark, Barrigan, Ulquiorra, Grimmjow, Nnoitra, Aaoniero, Yammy, Luppi, Wonderweiss, Loly & Menoly, Tsukishima, Kouga, Kageroza, Kokuto, and the Vanderreich*
Naruto: Gato*, Kabuto, Gaara, Sasuke, Itachi, Kisame, Sasori, Zetsu, Pain, Danzo, and Tobi/Obito*
Code Geass: Emperor Charles, Empress Marianne, Jeremiah, Cornelia, Viletta, Lelouch, Suzaku,
C.C, Kallen, Mao, Ougi, Deithard, Nina, Lloyd, Clovis, Rolo, Nunnally, Schneizel, and Genbu Kurugi
Full Metal Alchemist: Zolf Kimbley (manga), Barry the Chopper (manga), Basque Grand (manga), Envy (manga), Wrath (manga), Pride (manga), Lust, Sloth, Gluttony, Scar, and Frank Archer
Revolutionary Girl Utena: Touga, Saionji, Nanami, Ruka, Souji Mikage, and film!Akio
Rurouni Kenshin: Aoshi, Hajime Saito, Makoto Shishio, Raijuta Sensei, and Enishi
Rave Master: King, Lucia Raregroove, Pumpkin Doryu, Hardner, Haja, and Beriel
Shinzo: King Daku, Kiri, Gyasa, Ryuma, Rusephine, Karas, and Devil Mushrambo
Trigun: Millions Knives (manga),, Legato Bluesummers, and all others
Angel Beats!: Ayato Naoi and the Programmer
Beyblade: Any and all villains
Berserk: Gambino and Mozgus
Candy Candy: Eliza and Neal
DNAngel: Krad and Mr Hiwatari
Fairy Tale: Minerva and Sol
Fruits Basket: Akito Sohma
Future Diary: The main cast
Madoka Magica: Kyuubey
Wolf's Rain: Lord Darcia III and Lady Jagura
Kill la Kill: Satsuki Kiryuin, the Elite Four, and Nui Harime
Black Cat: Creed, Gyanza, Don Torneo, Preta Ghoul, Kyoko Kirisaki, Durham, and Shiki
Gankutsuou: Edmund Dantes, Vileford, Danglars, Ferdnand Mondego, and Gankutsuou
Gundam: Katejina Loos, the Dark Gundam, Michelo Chariot, Master Asia, Wong Yun Fat, Ulube,
Trieze Kushidera and OZ, Rau Le Cresent, Patrick Zala, Fllay Alster, Gilbert Durandal, Lacus Clyne,
Arthur Goodman, Alejandro Corner, Nena Trinity, Wang Liu Mei, Hallejuja, the A-Laws, and Flit Asuno
Elfen Lied: Professor Kakuzawa, Dr. Kurama, Dr. Nousou, Bandou, Tomoo, Mariko, and Lucy/Kaede
Hellsing: Anderson, Enrico Maxwell, the Valentine Bros, Rip Van, Schrodinger, Walter, and Alucard
Inu-Yasha: Sesshomaru, Kagura, Koga, Thunder Bros, Princess Kaguya, Salamander Demon, etc.
Ranma 1/2: Nabiki Tendo, Pantyhose Taro, and Saffron Phoenix
School Days: Makoto Itou, Mr. Itou, and Otome's Girl Posse
S-Cryed: Kouji Mujo, Kigetsuki, and all members of HOLY
Voltron/Go-Lion: Prince Lotor, King Zarkon, and Witch Haggar
Vision Of Escaflowne: Dilandau, Folken Fanel, and Emperor Dornkirk
Tommorow's Nadja: Duke Preminger, Hermann Preminger, and Rosemary Applefield
When They Cry: Miyo Takano*, Mion/Shion, Rina, Erika, Lambadetta, Beatrice, Eva-Beatrice, etc.
Zatch Bell: Maruss, Grisor*, Genzo and Tsao-lon, Belguim EO, Demolt (MW), Leo, Zeno, and Faudo
Game Of Thrones: Petyr Baelish, Sandor Clegane, Theon Greyjoy, Balon Greyjoy, Cersei Lannister, Jaime Lannister, Tyrion Lannister, Tywin Lannister, Roose Bolton, Walder Frey*, Stannis Baratheon, Viserys Targaryen, Ellaria Sand, Arya Stark, Lord Varys, Lord Karstark, Xaro Xhoan Daxos, Dagmer, Janos, Locke, Melisandre, Polliver, Qyburn, Rast, Olly, Alliser Thorne, the High Sparrow, Others, etc.
The Hunger Games: Senecca Crane, Plurach Havensbee, and the Career Tributes
The Inheritence Cycle: Galbatorix, Durza, Murtagh, Sloan, and all others villains
Oz Series: The Wicked Witch of the West, the Wizard of Oz, and the Gnome King
Twilight: Bella Swan, Edward Cullen, Jacob Black, James, Victoria, Royce King II, and the Volturi
Stephen King: Margaret White, Chris Hargensen, Jack Torrence, Annie Wilkes, Frank Dodd,
Greg Stilton, Morgan Sloat, Craig Toomey, Arnie, Christine, Cujo, Isaac & Malaki, Hadley,, etc.
Shakespeare: Claudius, Shylock, Don John, Oliver, Regan & Goneril, Edmund, Jack Cade, etc.
Buffyverse: The Master, Darla, Ethan Rayne, the Mayor, Faith, Glory, Warren, and the First Evil
Once Upon A Time: The Evil Queen/Regina Mills, Rumpelstiltskin/Mr. Gold, Captain Hook, Cora*, King George, Prince James, Jiminy's Parents, Neal Cassidy, Greg & Tamara, Felix, Zelena, Walsh, Ingrid the Snow Queen, Prince Hans, Duke of Weselton, Ursula, Cruella Deville*, Maleficent, Isaac, King Arthur, Nimue, Hades, Red Queen Anastasia, the Caterpillar, the Sultan, and the Jabberwocky
Power Rangers: Lord Zedd, Rita Repulsa, Master Vile, King Mondo, Astromena, Trakeena, Ransik, Lothor, Emperor Grumm, Sculpin, Mirloc, Alphabet Soup, Doubletone, Switchbeast, and Nighlocks
Ace Attorney: Redd White, Dee Vasquez, Damon Gant, Joe Darke, Morgan Fey, Shelly de Killer, Furio Tigre, Godot, Callisto Yew/Shih-Na, Florent D'belle, Dane Gustavia, and Roger Retinz
Banjo Kazooie: Gruntilda and Bosses
Jak and Daxter: Gol, Maia, and Erol
Street Fighter: M.Bison (sometimes) and all others
Tales Of Legendia: The Ferines, the Terrors, and Schwartz
Dark Chronicle: Gaspard, Emperor Griffin, and Dark Genie
Mega Man: Dr. Wily*, Lord Wily, Sigma*, Plant Man EXE., King Cepheus, and Dr. Vega
Xenosaga: Citrine, Mrs. Cherenkov, Albedo, Margulis, Pellegri, Dr. Sellers, and Wilhelm
Metal Gear: Big Boss, Liquid Snake, Revolver Ocelot, Solidus Snake, Hot Coldman, and Skullface
Batman Arkham: Killer Croc, Harley Quinn, Calendar Man, the Riddler, Hush, Bane, Quincy Sharp, Ras Al Ghul, Two-Face, Black Mask, Poison Ivy, Mad Hatter, Professor Pyg, and Deacon Blackfire
Fire Emblem: Nergal, Limstella, Jerme, Kenneth, Pascal, Jaffar, King Desmond, and King Zephiel
The World End With You: Joshua, Mr. H, Kitanji, Kariya & Uzuki, Higashizawa, and Minamimoto
Marvel: Loki, Doctor Doom, Namor, Galactus, Justin Hammer, the Leader, the Kingpin, Thanos*, etc.
Marvel Cinematic Universe: Emil Blonsky, Ivan Vanko, Justin Hammer, Loki, Armin Zola, Malekith the Accursed, Alexander Pierce, Crossbones, Baron Von Strucker, Grant Ward, Cal Zebo, Xianling, Ultron, Hive, Gideon Malik, Wilson Fisk, Darren Cross, Helmut Zemo, Kaecilius, Taserface, etc.
AT4W/TGWTG: Dr. Insaneo, Lord Vyce, the Entity, That Guy, Terl, General Zod, and the Executor*
Adventure Time: Ash, Memow, Goliad, Lemongrab, Ricardio, Fight King, and Princess Bubblegum
Animaniacs/Pinky And The Brain: Snowball, Mr Plotz, Buddy, King Salazar, and all other villains
Captain Planet: Loot N Plunder, Hoggish Greedley, Duke Nukem, Sly Sludge, and Dr. Blight
Thundercats: Mumm-Ra*, Slithe, Claudus, Kayner, Addicus, Mordax, Rataro, and Vulture Man
GI Joe: Cobra Commander, the Baroness, Destro, Serpentor, and the Headman
Transformers: G1 Megatron, Starscream, and various other Decepticons
He-Man (80's): Skeletor, Hordak, Faker, Evil-Lyn, and Hoarde Prime
Care Bears: Any and all villains (except maybe the Book Spirit)
Camp Lazlo: Edward (This is the worst example I've ever heard!)
Danny Phantom: Vlad Plasmius, Pariah Dark, Freakshow, Sheriff Walker, and Penelope Spectra
American Dragon: Councilor Chang, Bananas B, Eli Pandaras, Sigmund Brock, and Yang Jake
Ben 10: Phil, Dr. Animo, Kevin 11*, Driscoll, the High-Breed, Darkstar, Charmcaster/Hope, Albedo, Argit, Captain Nemesis, Old George, Khyber, Dr. Psychobos, Princess Attea, and Proctor Servantis
Generator Rex: White Knight, Black Knight, Caezar, etc.
Ed, Edd, And Eddy: The other kids and the Kanker Sisters
Gravity Falls: Gideon Gleeful, Robbie Valentino, Blind Ivan, Preston Northwest, and Darlene
Dragons Of Berk TV Series: Mildew, Alvin the Treacherous, and Dagur the Deranged
Codename Kids Next Door: Father, the Delightful Children, Nurse Claiborne, and Mr. Boss
Jackie Chan Adventures: Shendu, Drago, Dao-Lon Wong, Terekuda, and Evil Jackie
Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius: King Goobot, Cousin Eddie, and Evil Jimmy
Buzz Lightyear Of Star Command: Emperor Zurg, NOS-482, and Evil Buzz
Kim Possible: Warhowke and Warmonga, Lord Monkey Fist, and Evil Ron
Phineas And Ferb: Doofenshmirtz-2, Doof's Parents, and Evil Carl
Reboot: Megabyte*(pre-Gigabyte), Hexadecimal, and Daemon
Rugrats: Angelica Pickles, Josh, Coco and Jean Claude
Samurai Jack: Aku, Demongo, and Gordo the Cruel
Star VS The Forces Of Evil: Ludo Avarius, Toffee of Septarsis, Miss Heinous/Meteora, Glossaryk, Mina Loveberry, the Pie King, Solaria Butterfly, Moon Butterfly and the Magic High Commission
Steven Universe: Jasper, Peridot, Bismuth, Aquamarine, Onion, Kevin, Marty, Ronaldo Fryman, Uncle Andy DeMayo, Emerald, Pink Diamond, Blue Diamond, Yellow Diamond, and White Diamond
My Little Pony: Caterina, Grogar, the Witches, Nightmare Moon, Discord, Diamond Tiara, Trixie, Gilda, Garble, Iron Will, Queen Chrysalis, Sunset Shimmer, Starlight Glimmer, the Dazzlings, Abbacus Cinch, Juniper Montage, Wallflower Blush, the Storm King, the Shadow, Cozy Glow, etc.
Winx Club: The Trix, Lord Darkar, Valtor, Diaspro, Trittanus, Selina, Acheron, and many others
Spongebob Squarepants: Mr Krabs, Plankton, Squidward, Mrs Puff, the Cyclops, and Dennis
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Baxter, Hun, Karai, Mozar, Kraang, Xever, and Captain Ryan
W.I.T.C.H: Prince Phobos, Lord Cedric, Miranda, the Tracker, Shagon the Hate, and Nerissa
Shrek: Lord Farquaad, the Fairy Godmother, Prince Charming, Jack & Jill, and Humpty Dumpty
Kung Fu Panda: Tai Lung, Lord Shen, Kai, Scorpion, Temutai, Taotai, Hundun, Ke-Pa, and Bad Po
Storm Hawks: Master Cyclonis, Dark Ace, Repton, Ravess, Snipe, Mr. Moss, and Sir Carver
Dragon Booster: Word Payne, Moordryd Payne, and Armageddon
Xiaolin Shodown: Wuya, Chase Young, and Hannibal Roy Bean
Wander Over Yonder: Lord Dominator or any other villain
Non-Disney Animation: Cat R Waul, Carface, the Grand Duke of Owls, Toad Jr., Berkeley Beetle, Drake*, Rasputin, Preed, Soto, Ramses, Tzekal Khan, Sir Ruber, Kralahome, Eris, etc.
Literature: Senna Wales, Mrs Havisham, Orlick, Uriah Heep, Morgan Le Fey, Valmont and Metruiel, Captain Hook, Count Olaf, Briar Cudgeon, Miss Minchin, Miss Norris, Mr Wichkham, Willoughby, etc.
Any Character From Comedic/Sadist Shows: "The Simpsons", "Futurama", "Family Guy", "American Dad", "South Park", "Total Drama", "Robot Chicken", "Grim And Evil", Sitcoms, etc.