1. Ardyn Lucis Caelum (FFXV)
Making his way to the throne of our villainous list is Ardyn Lucis Caelum (otherwise known as Ardyn Izunia), former king of Lucis. He serves as the political operative for Emperor Aldercapt of the Niflheim Empire, where he smugly offers Noctis and friends assistance. Much of his likeability comes from his humor and charm, even though he subtly seethes with villainy. While not all of Ardyn’s deeds are dictated outright, most of the bad in the world can be linked back to the former king. He bided his time for thousands of years, plotting and waiting for the opportune time to strike. He crafted a magitek army, planned to besiege and destroy Lucis, and corrupted a number of the primals. One of his finer moments involved a train, Prompto, and the ability to deceive Noctis into seeing visions.