The public enemy aspiration is one of the deviance aspirations in the game and isn’t really the best for simmers who like family gameplay and prefer happiness.

However, those of us who love some dastardly gameplay and like to have some evil fun will really enjoy this aspiration, as well as the chief of mischief aspiration.

This aspiration goes right along with being in the criminal career, so it’s a good idea to have your sim join that career as well.

Traits That Help With The Public Enemy Aspiration

Traits are a huge part in influencing who your sim is going to be and what kinds of tasks they’ll enjoy. It’s important to pick traits that will help your sim get the job done.


Sims who are given the mean trait are going to really enjoy doing mean or mischievous interactions and gain fun from this, which can be helpful so they don’t need to do other tasks to get their fun up.


The best thing about an evil sim is that they absolutely love to be around sims who have negative moodlets. This means that if they are making a sim angry, they’ll get happy moodlets and really enjoy it.


If you choose a deviance aspiration when creating your sim in CAS or when they age up to a teen, you’ll be given the dastardly trait. A sim who has this trait gets the ability to have more success when doing mischief or mean interactions and this can be really helpful for the public enemy aspiration.

Reward Trait for the Public Enemy Aspiration

When you manage to complete the public enemy aspiration, your sim will be rewarded with the mastermind reward trait.

Masterminds know just the right things to say to cause anger, sadness, and jealousy in their opponents.

A sim who has this trait is going to have so much success in making other sims angry, or sad, and will have a few new interactions open up to them.

They’ll get things like Vicious Rumour, Seeds of Doubt, and Subtly Debase. Which will all have powerful negative moodlets attached to them.

Stages of the Aspiration

Level 1: Mostly Harmless

  • Be Disliked by 2 Sims
  • Perform 10 Mean/Mischievous Interactions

The nice thing about the first part of this aspiration is that the two kind of work well together. When your sim is performing all of these mean and mischievous interactions, other sims will start to dislike them without you having to try very hard.

It is important to note that some sims aren’t going to be very bothered by mischief interactions, and won’t dislike you for them. It may be easier to use all mean interactions to get others to dislike your sim.

You should probably perform these interactions on sims outside of your family, unless you really want to mess up your sim’s life, just to make sure that you can always go home and relax without having people hate you.

Level 2: Neighbourhood Nuisance

  • Become an Adult
  • Join the Criminal Career
  • Be Disliked by 4 Sims

Most of this section is pretty self-explanatory, I find the become an adult sections of aspirations to be rather annoying because they could’ve added anything else and just the act of being in a career means your sim has to be an adult anyway.

Anyway, for this aspiration your sim is going to need to join the criminal career which is great because that career and this aspiration work really well together.

Finally, you’ll need to be disliked by 4 sims. You’ll already have two from the first part of this aspiration, so you won’t have to put in too much time to get this one done, just a nice day in the park.

Level 3: Criminal Mind

  • Reach Level 4 of the Criminal Career
  • Get into 5 Fights
  • Have a Declared Enemy

The part of this aspiration that is going to take you a bit of time is working through the criminal career, you’ll need to really be committed to the career if you want to finish it, or use career cheats to get the job done.

You’re also going to need to get into 5 fights in the game, these fights don’t need to be with different sims, you can just fight one person 5 times in a row if you want!

To get to the point where you can fight another sim, you’re going to need to perform a ton of mean interactions with them to the point where your relationship bar is very red.

Finally, your sim needs a declared enemy. This is an interaction in the mean interactions menu that comes up when you and another sim despise each other.

Level 4: Public Enemy

  • Witness the Death of a Sim
  • Reach Level 8 of the Criminal Career
  • Have 3 Declared Enemies

As I said in the last part, the most time consuming part of this aspiration is going through the criminal career since you have to get to level 8. This is something that will take a lot of your sim’s life, unless you use career cheats.

You’ll also need to declare 3 different sims as your enemies, you can use the same sims that you’ve already made dislike you and keep using mean interactions until you’re able to declare them as an enemy.

Finally, the best (or worst) part of this aspiration is that you have to witness the death of a sim. This means that your sim needs to be in the room and watch another sim die, and be there when the grim reaper comes for them.

There are some simmers that don’t love this part of the aspiration, but I think it makes total sense. You have the option to wait until someone dies of old age, or to take matters into your own hands and kill them yourself.

You could put a sim in a room and starve them, put them in a pool with a fence, make them use the spa day sauna too many times, and many more.

A fun way for a public enemy sim to kill someone is by making them have a heart attack. If they get angry, then very angry, they can eventually become enraged and if you continue being mean and making them angry they can die from a cardiac explosion.

Final Thoughts

The public enemy is a really fun, but seriously challenging aspiration in the game. There aren’t many that take time like this one, and working through the career and watching a sim’s death can be a hefty task.

I know that a lot of simmers will never touch this aspiration because they prefer the happy side of the game, but it can really open up some gameplay opportunities that they’ve never before explored.