The antichrist was the serpent, was Herod, was Nero, was Caiaphas, was Hitler, was Saladin, was Muhammad, etc.
There WILL be a final antichrist - sort of the "Boss" anti-christ who will, of course, be defeated. When, where, and how is a mystery, however. God could cleanse the world over and over again without the final antichrist appearing. So, although the signs of the times point toward some sort of culminating eschatological event on the horizon, we could be merely in for another case of God turning over the chess board like He did time after time with the Israelites, followed by restoration. This could go on for millenia. We just won't know until it happens (or doesn't happen).
The evil Capo di tutti capi will eat tofu and be a teetotaler