Villainous Mode is a power up taken on by several individuals who are put under Towa and Demigra's Dark Magic.
Most users of Villainous Mode have a special technique named Baked Sphere.
In the game's story mode, several characters during the story take on Villainous Mode, with their power increasing dramatically, and can even grant an individual additional abilities, with a Villainous Mode version of Mr. Satan gaining the ability to fly and shoot ki blasts. In some Parallel Quests, certain fighters will also enter Villainous Mode.
During the finale of Xenoverse, during the Demon God Demigra Saga, Demigra resurrects Frieza, Cell, and Kid Buu, and transforms them, also powering them up with Villainous Mode. Goku and the Future Warrior fight and defeat the three. However, Vegeta, Gotenks, and Gohan arrive, having also been transformed and put into Villainous Mode. Goku and the Future Warrior defeat them, returning them to normal.
During Elder Kai's training of the Future Warrior, Elder Kai creates a doppelganger of the Warrior's Ego. After being defeated, the Warrior's Ego revives and transforms into Villainous Mode. After the Warrior defeats their Ego, Elder Kai reveals that they had just defeated the dark ambitious ego that had been growing deep within the Warrior's soul. It is implied that the Ego's use of Villainous Mode was actually a manifestation of the Warrior's own inner darkness which the Warrior's Ego personified. However it is also possible that the Warrior's Ego was affected by Demigra's Dark Magic during the Demon God's failed attempt to take control of the Warrior during the Demon God Demigra Saga.
In Xenoverse 2, Towa and Mira continue to use Dark Magic to empower various villains with Villainous Mode, though later abandon it in favor of the new spell created by Towa that causes villains to take on Supervillain Mode by shaving off some of recipients' life force. During The Ginyu Force Strikes Saga and The Galactic Emperor Saga, it is shown one can gain access to Villainous Mode via eating the Fruit of the Tree of Might (Demon Realm). Like in Xenoverse, the Villainous Mode is a Skill that only available to Enemy NPCs and is listed in their skillset when scanned in search view. However in Xenoverse 2 it is classified as an Awoken Skill as it appears in its slot on the enemy's skillset when scanned in Search View.
- Mr. Satan
- Cell/Future Cell
- Cell Juniors
- Android 17/Future Android 17
- Android 18/Future Android 18
- Majin Buu
- Kid Buu
- Future Trunks
- Hell Fighter 17
- Super 17
- GT Trunks
- Nuova Shenron
- Eis Shenron
- Omega Shenron
- Appule 
- Future Warrior's ego
- Captain Ginyu
- Lord Slug
- Android 16/Future Android 16
Techniques and Special Abilities
- Darkness Mixer- A Power Up Super Skill that creates a hazardous electrical aura while recharging ki and stamina.
- Rage Saucer - A Rush Strike Super Skill that involves warps towards the opponent and strikes them before smashing them into the ground.
- Bloody Sauce - A splitting Energy Ball Super Skill that slows down the opponent on hit.
- Baked Sphere - A miasma of dark energy that damages the opponent before detonating.
The Villainous Mode state has two Super Saiyan variants. These states are slightly different from the regular Villainous Mode in that they give the user additional traits.
- Villainous Mode (Super Saiyan): Used by Gotenks (Super Saiyan 3) and Future Trunks (Super Saiyan).
- Villainous Mode (Super Saiyan 2): Used by Vegeta (Super Saiyan 2) and Gohan (Potential Unleashed).
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Dragon Ball Xenoverse, GT Pack 1 DLC
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 2.2 Dragon Ball Xenoverse, GT Pack 2 DLC
- ↑ 3.0 3.1 3.2 Dragon Ball Xenoverse, Resurrection ‘F’ Pack DLC Parallel Quest Event: "Frieza's Siege Against Earth!
- ↑ 4.00 4.01 4.02 4.03 4.04 4.05 4.06 4.07 4.08 4.09 4.10 4.11 Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2, 2016
- ↑ Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2, Parallel Quest 27: "Metal Cooler Riot"