Top 10 Most Iconic Video Game Bosses

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1Bowser (Mario Series)Bowser or King Koopa is a video game character and the primary antagonist of Nintendo's Mario franchise.

Bowser needs to be number one no other villain in gaming history has been more iconic everybody knows Bowser not everybody knows @$$face jr not much people know number one and number two compared to Bowser!

If you took mushroom kingdom without Bowser it just be a kingdom with a experiment gone totally wrong related to mushrooms

Bowser should be number 1. Without Bowser, Mario would just be a single 40 year old plumber.

This should be number 1, I've never seen too much people talking about Pyramid Head all the time.

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2Pyrimaid Head (Silent Hill 2)

Known for the best soundtrack, the most shocking moment in Silent Hill, and a rather decent boss fight.

This guy can't even die... He just appears in your worst nightmares

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3Giygas (Earthbound)V4 Comments
4Jasper "Buttface" Jr (No More Heros 2: Desprette Struggle)

I know what you're thinking "How is this little scumbag iconic?!? " Well, read this sentance and think about it. Jasper Batt Jr. Is the perfect example of how hateful a character can go! He's lately on everyone's most hated characters list! Think about those sentances and you'll understand. - Videogamer2000

5The Great Mighty Poo (Conker's Bad Fur Day and Live and Reloaded)

Ganon should be number 1, but anyway this is the boss battle (along with the end from mgs3) that I will always remember, and if you don't know the lyrics of the song, then you have no idea what an iconic boss is

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6Psycho Mantis (Metal Gear Solid 1)

I'm not a big Metal Gear fan, but this guy is pretty much an example of what I strive to create, on the occasion that I program a game using Scratch or Python. The fourth-wall breaking here is absolutely amazing.

7Blinky, Clyde, Inky, and Pinky: The Pac-Man Ghosts
8GlaDOS (Portal Series)GLaDOS is a fictional artificially intelligent computer system appearing in the video games Portal and Portal 2. The character was created by Erik Wolpaw and Kim Swift and voiced by Ellen McLain.

GLaDOS is pretty much my favorite out of all of these. She's always coming up with sarcastic remarks, in a tone of voice that says "oh, wow, just look how much I care." She's got an interesting design in terms of appearance, a combination of bulky and sleek forms that you really just want to draw, figure it all out. And finally, neurotoxin. Enough said.

9Ganon (Zelda Series)

Ganon needs to be at least in the Top 5, along with Kefka - Nintendonix

I'm going with Petey, but as a boss, Ganon might even be more iconic than Bowser

Ok you are killing me. I think Ganon should. Be at least in the top 3. He is in one of the most popular video games of all time. - Umara0068

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10Nemisis (Resident Evil 3: Nemisis)

Nemesis is insanely difficult to kill especially you use a PS1 emulator and fight him in every when Jake the S.T.A.R.S. Officer get killed in the fight that the character you control (Don't wanna tell the spoliers especially the non-Resident Evil fans) scene and especially at Hard Mode! Very iconic, memorable and epic! Should be at Top 5! - JomartheGreat

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11Vladimir Makarov (Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 & 3)

All warefare is based on deception. All it needs to change the course of history is the will of a single man. Makarov believed that and started his reign of Terror by nuking the Middle East and and massacring civilians in a busy airport.

12Mettaton (Undertale)Mettaton is a character in the popular 2015 RPG game, Undertale. He is a robot with a soul built by Dr. Alphys, and is the sole television star of the underground. Mettaton is a popular character in the fanbase. His notable features include his legs, and his catchphrase "OH YESSSS!"V1 Comment
13Cronos (God Of War)
14Ballos (Cave Story)
15Dr Robotnick/Eggman (Sonic Series)V2 Comments
16Sans (Undertale)Sans or Sans the Skeleton is a character in the 2015 RPG Undertale created by Toby Fox. He is a lazy, pun-loving skeleton who is a supporting protagonist in the "pacifist" and "neutral" routes of Undertale, and a heroic antagonist/final boss of the "genocide" route. He is known for his incredibly difficult ...read more.

Alphys NEO is still harder and has way better music to be honest (no offense to this fight) - xandermartin98

Iconic for being one of the hardest if not THE hardest boss in the game.

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17Dr. Andonuts (Earthbound: Radiation's Halloween Hack)
18Mike Tyson (Punch-Out!)
19King Dedede (Kirby)King Dedede is a fictional character and the primary antagonist of the Kirby series of video games owned by Nintendo and HAL Laboratory.

The final boss of the first Kirby game ever made. Of course this is the best of the iconic video game bosses.

20Mother Brain (Metroid Series)
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2. Giygas (Earthbound)
3. Jasper "Buttface" Jr (No More Heros 2: Desprette Struggle)
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