Hello, my villainous viewers! It is I, Black Hat! Here once again to provide you with the latest items to destroy all the goody-goody two-shoes in your life.

Black Hat, "Bigger, Badder"

Black Hat is the primary character of Villainous and the leader and founder of the Black Hat Organization.


Black Hat is extremely manipulative and sarcastic, and enjoys causing pain towards others. He also seems to be very petty, lashing out at anyone who defies him. In addition, he also has a short fuse and seems to only tolerate the other members of the organization. He has a massive ego, looking down on other villains he feels are inferior to him.



Black Hat wears a black top hat with a maroon band (along with a menagerie of other hats underneath), as well as donning a rimless monocle. He has somewhat dark grey skin, sharp, pointy teeth with a greenish tint, and a forked tongue. He wears a black trench coat with inner red lining, a light grey waistcoat, dark grey pants, a red dress shirt and a black tie. He also appears to wear dark grey gloves, and occasionally carries with him a black walking stick that he forms from his shadow.[5] His shoes are black with white spats.


Black Hat wears a black top hat with a light pinkish-maroon band and a white question mark adorning the top, as well as donning a rimless monocle. He has dark blue-grey skin, and sharp teeth. He also wears a black trench coat, light grey waistcoat, and a black tie. He also appears to wear black gloves.

Powers and Abilities

  • Shapeshifting: Black Hat, on various occasions, changes his appearance in order to fool or torment others. The most notable example of this being when he changed himself into a perfect replica of 5.0.5. in order to terrify Demencia in "Wearing Evil".
    • Size Manipulation: Likely as another form of his shapeshifting, Black Hat can change the size of his body to that of a giant, although he has only been shown using this ability once in "Sculpting Evil" and in one of the Villainous Comics.
  • Black Magic: As seen in "Ice Cream of Fear", he has some sort of proficiency in black magic, as he is able to bring back 5.0.5.'s ice cream to a seemingly normal state, while also giving it demonic qualities.
  • Laser Vision: In "Bad Security", Black Hat killed a blue jay by shooting deadly lasers out of his eyes.
  • Charisma/Manipulation: Black Hat, as a salesman, uses various forms of charisma and manipulation to convince other villains to buy his inventions.
  • Portal Creation: As shown in "Squeak", Black Hat seems to be able to open portals (possibly to the underworld, as shown by the ghosts coming out of the portal he opened).
  • Instrumentalism: As seen in "The Note of Destruction", Black Hat appears to be proficient in playing piano/organ.
  • Singing: He has the ability to proficiently sing. He also tends to make people go insane with his singing.[6]
  • Shadow Manipulation: As shown in "The Lost Cases of Elmore", Black Hat can teleport via his shadow. He also can transform his shadow into a cane.
  • Telekinesis: In the same episode, Black Hat is shown to have the ability to choke people by simply using his mind. He does this to Dr. Flug as a way to caution him not to boast about himself.

Episode appearances



Phase One

Orientation Videos for Villains

Phase Two

Season 1

Other appearances

Mighty Magiswords

OK K.O.! Let's Be Heroes


  • Counting his appearance as a living painting in "The Portrait of Evil", Black Hat has never been absent from an episode, and is the only character to never do so.
  • He bears a resemblance to Count Bleck from the video game Super Paper Mario, namely in the sharp teeth, monocle on their left eyes, large top hats, formal attire, and of course in the fact that they are both evil.
  • He is named after the term "black hat", which refers to the villain of a Western film.[7]
    • Black Hat's name is also akin to the term "black hat hacker", a type of hacker that uses their extensive knowledge of breaking into computers for their own malicious gains, as he is almost always seen advertising some kind of invention that was built for malicious purposes.
  • He can play both the organ, and the violin. The one he owns has strings made out of cat's guts.[8]
  • He likes neither dogs nor cats.[9]
  • He doesn't need to sleep.[10]
    • Whether or not he actually can sleep is debatable.
  • A "prototype" of Black Hat's design was designed back in 2008 by Alan Ituriel and uploaded to DeviantArt. 
  • Black Hat's modern design was made at some point around 2015, as art posted by Ami Guillén depicts him as such.[11]
  • Black Hat is said to be in retirement, however, he is still attempting to run a business by selling evil items to villains despite this. This is due to boredom.[12]
  • He has been confirmed to be 2.03 meters, or about 6.66 feet tall.[1] 666 is a number often associated with sin, the devil, and demons in general, fitting his appearance and mannerisms.
    • Taking his confirmed height with his top hat (2.03 meters)[1] and subtracting that from his approximate height without his top hat (≈1.77 meters)[2] places the height of his top hat at 26 centimeters, ≈0.85 feet, or ≈10 inches tall.
  • Black Hat is very, very old.[13]
  • Despite being a villain, Black Hat is referred to as a hero in the OK K.O.! Let's Be Heroes episode "Crossover Nexus". This is most likely due to having no heroes in the main cast of Villainous.
  • Alan revealed in the June 28, 2019 AI Animations live stream that Black Hat melts puppies when he is bored.
  • Alan also revealed on his stream's that:
    • (July 23, 2019) Black Hat doesn't like any living being and only enjoys their presence when they're suffering.
    • (July 20, 19) After you sign a contract with Black Hat your perception of him changes.
    • (July 20, 2019) Black Hat has attended meetings of his own cult.
    • (July 20, 2019) Black Hat won't praise Flug even if he does it perfectly. If Black Hat can't find a flaw with Flug's work, he'll be like 'it's your job anyway'.



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External links


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Ituriel, Alan (2017-06-29). Here are the heights of the main Villainous characters.... Archived from the original on August 24, 2017. Retrieved on December 3, 2017.
  2. 2.0 2.1 HitaGii (2017-06-29). Quitándole el sombrero BH mediría 1.80? y 5.0.5. mediría 2.03, sin la flor... supongo xD (ES). Archived from the original on August 24, 2017. Retrieved on December 3, 2017.
  3. Ituriel, Alan (2017-06-17). He has guts, you have to if you work for Black Hat.. Archived from the original on August 24, 2017. Retrieved on December 3, 2017.
  4. Black Hat (2016). If you could have any wild animal as a pet what would it be?. Archived from the original on November 19, 2017. Retrieved on December 3, 2017.
  5. Ituriel, Alan (2018-02-27). One of the pages. Archived from the original on March 13, 2018. Retrieved on March 13, 2018.
  6. Ituriel, Alan (2017-08-13). He doesn't sing often, but when he does people loose their minds... Literally. Archived from the original on September 9, 2017. Retrieved on December 3, 2017.
  7. cucuniversidad (2017-07-31). Alan Ituriel - El origen de los personajes Villainous (ES). Retrieved on December 3, 2017.
  8. Ituriel, Alan (2017-06-12). Yes, he plays and owns a violin with strings made out of catguts.. Archived from the original on August 24, 2017. Retrieved on December 3, 2017.
  9. Black Hat (September 2017). mr. black hat, sir, do you like cats or dogs better? this is crucial information. Archived from the original on September 4, 2017. Retrieved on December 3, 2017.
  10. Ituriel, Alan (2017-08-24). I learned it from him. Archived from the original on September 9, 2017. Retrieved on December 3, 2017.
  11. Guillén, Ami (2017-10-20). birthday gift for Alan from two years ago~. Archived from the original on December 3, 2017. Retrieved on December 3, 2017.
  12. Black Hat (August 2017). Querido Black Hat,veo que ahora se dedica a vender armas para supervillanos.¿Pero que no su gol era dominar el mundo?Ahora le esta dando sus armas a los otros villanos.¿Que lo hizo cambiar de planes? (ES). Archived from the original on September 4, 2017. Retrieved on December 3, 2017.
  13. nightfurmoon. THE LAST ONE OF THE YEAR!. Archived from the original on December 14, 2017. Retrieved on January 6, 2018.


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