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Doesn't really matter. Nothing matters.
~ Owlman in Justice League: Crisis on Two Earths
It's all a joke! Everything anybody ever valued or struggled for... it's all a monstruous, demented gag! So why can't you see the funny side? Why aren't you laughing?
~ The Joker in Killing Joke
Why create, when it will only be destroyed? Why cling to life, knowing that you have to die?
~ Kefka Palazzo
This is what happens when you dummies try to think! WE'RE ALL JUST TRASH WAITING TO BE THROWN AWAY! THAT'S ALL A TOY IS!
~ Lotso
Okay, all right. You know what? I get it. You've got faith. That's - hey, good for you. I'm sure it makes things easier. I'll tell you who else had faith like that. Mom. She used to tell me when she tucked me in that angels were watching over us. In fact, that was the last thing she ever said to me (Sam: You never told me that.) Well, what's to tell? She was wrong. There was nothing protecting her. There's no higher power, there's no God. I mean, there's just chaos, and violence, and random unpredictable evil that comes out of nowhere and rips you to shreds. You want me to believe in this stuff? I'm going to need to see some hard proof. You got any?
~ Dean Winchester to his brother Sam

A Nihilist is someone who believes that life has no purpose, value or meaning, their own included. Nihilists do not believe in the existence of any objective morality, and any rules/code they follow, if any, are superficial/only due to practical reasons. They usually do not have any specific long–term goal/purpose, will seek to any level of depravity to further their arbitrary objectives, and are often sociopathic and/or suicidal. Many Nihilists wish to destroy everything in existence, or at least whatever it is possible for them to destroy. What makes them dangerous and unpredictable is that they have nothing to lose, not even their lives.

Because their seeing of life as meaningless, Nihilists can often surpass into suicidal villains In some cases, they also qualify as Complete Monsters largely because they do not see any value in morality and go out of their way to prove morality and decency to be meaningless by doing extremely depraved actions.

Perfect example of this are Kefka Palazzo, Joker, and Melancholia St. Clair. Examples for those whom known being a nihilist, but eventually abandoned such belief are Gaara and Tobi.

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