South Park has introduced a vast array of hilarious characters and storylines since its inception in 1997. From the endlessly incompetent Randy Marsh, to the lovably gullible Butters Stotch, the citizens of South Park, Colorado possess a variety of character traits that span the entire length of the emotional and moral spectrum. Of the numerous characters to pass through town in the nearly two decades since the show began, no character has developed a reputation for evil and mayhem quite as much as the fat little bastard, Eric Cartman.Granted, Cartman has had a hard life - considering his absent father and his mother’s reputation as the loose woman of the town - but that’s little excuse for any of the things he has done in his short amount of time on Earth. Over the years, Cartman's schemes have ranged from minor get-rich-quick scams to flat-out attempts at widespread genocide, and as a result, he has gone on to become one of – if not the – most popular characters on South Park. Let's take a look back at some of the most evil plans ever cooked up by Cartman (both successful and unsuccessful) and see which one stands out as the worst scheme of them all. Vote up Cartman's most evil scheme below, and be sure to let us know what you think in the comment section.
Having Scott Tenorman's Parents Killed and Turned into Chili... Which Scott Then Eats
After being wronged by ninth grader Scott Tenorman, Cartman sets up Scott's parents to get shot by a farmer, allowing Cartman to steal their bodies and turn them into chili, which Cartman subsequently feeds to Scott. Adding insult to injury, Cartman times it out so that Scott's favorite band (Radiohead) saw Scott crying over the horrific act and made fun of him for it. Later, Cartman is given information about Scott's father that makes the whole thing even more tragic.Episode: "Scott Tenorman Must Die"
Giving Kyle AIDS Out of Spite
When a blood transfusion during a simple tonsil surgery leaves Cartman infected with HIV/AIDS, Kyle laughs at how the tables have turned against his rival. Angered by Kyle's laughter, Cartman sneaks into his room in the middle of the night with a syringe and infects him with the virus as well.Episode: "Tonsil Trouble"
Attempting to Restart the Nazi Party
Inspired by Mel Gibson's 2004 film The Passion of the Christ, Cartman starts a fan club for Christians who loved the movie and quickly converts their love of a film into hatred of the Jewish people. He even has plans for "camps" to send the Jewish people to until the other boys put a stop to his plan.Episode: "The Passion of the Jew"
Leading a Movement to Have Non-Ginger Kids Murdered
When Cartman gives a class presentation about how gross "gingers" (kids with freckles, pale skin and red hair) are, Kyle and Stan sneak into his room in the middle of the night and turn him into a ginger with makeup and hair dye. Not content with being the minority, Cartman immediately changes his tune and rallies his fellow gingers to kill all non-ginger children. This episode actually led to real-life violence against gingers, so, way to go, Cartman.
Episode: "Ginger Kids"