Top Ten Video Game Villians

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The Top Ten

1
Bowser - The Mario Franchise
Bowser described in a nutshell, is the Darth Vader of video games. His look, his role in the Mario universe, sure he's always doing the same thing, kidnapping Princess Peach in order to controll the Mushroom Kingdom, but his rivalry with the iconic protagonist only makes him an even better character. If you ever mention video game villains, Bowser is usually the first to come to mind.
The king of the Koopas is by far the coolest video game villain of all time.
I think he's most definitely the cuteest bad guy but he can be very annoying

thelolster

[Newest]He's not really a villain I mean he's just so easy to beat and follows the same routine

2Ganondorf - The Zelda Franchise
he never dies even with a sword stabbed in his heart or head ude
till "killing" him rocks
This should be number notice I didn't say he but ganondorf wants to kill every body and rule the earth while bowser just wants peach and ganondorf has been revised som many times
aside from the joker, this should be #1

3The Joker - Batman: Arkham City
The Joker is a villian who has been around since the 1940s. He is one of the most iconic and consistently popular characters in popular culture ever. Mark Hamill has provided the character with the best voice possible for nearly 20 years.
The thing that makes Joker so difficult to defeat, and so awesome, is his unpredictability. He causes destruction for the sake of destruction. Will he target one guy? Will he target a whole city? You'll never know. If that doesn't make a villain, what does?

DamonRageDevil

The greatest villain of all time
[Newest]I like the Joker and all, but I don't think it would be fair to call him a video game villain. Probably a comic book villain or something of that nature.

4GlaDOS - Portal
Bowser, Ganondorf, etc. are fine, but they're boring. They're just generic "I'm the bad guy who wants to take over the world" villains. GlaDOS is so much more. Out of these villains, she's the most interesting because despite her being a robot, she's the most human. She has motivations for her actions, but they're different than "I want to take over the world". Her character is complex, sometimes she hates the player, other times she is amused by the player, other times you can even catch a bit of sympathy. Her character has a level of depth unmatched by the generic "TAKE OVER THE WORLD! " villains that plague video games today.
Sigh. GLaDOS should be #1. She's funny, psychopathic, and while usually sadistic, she does have a degree of humanity in her, although if you told her that, she'd kill you with a deadly neurotoxin.
Now, this artificial intelligence discovered to like killing people. And so she does with her test subjects. You, the protagonist, have the bad luck to be one of them.

5Eggman - The Sonic Franchise
I shall always remember Death egg robot, metal sonic, and omega

6Andrew Ryan - Bioshock
The best kind of villain is one who Is evIl but Is humanIzed and that you can sympathize with and nobody fits that description better than Andrew Ryan.
He is an amazing character who is so twisted that he almost convinces you he's right. He's a dominating and charismatic personality, indeed.

7Albert Wesker - The Resident Evil Franchise
How can you not vote for him? Bad ass. Enough said.
He's also a pain in the ass to beat if you don't have
A infinite rocket launcher. I looked at my stats and he got
The most kills off of me. He killed me exactly 52 times. So yeah,
Get infinite rocket launcher.
Not only is Wesker an original villain but also the coolest due to the fact he's in control of the virus in a way and the sunglasses add on to it
The best villains of all time

8Sephiroth - Final Fantasy VII
Nobody is more badass than Sephiroth. Everything he does and says is awesome. He has the coolest sword ever too. Anyone who doesn't think he should be #1 either hasn't played FF7 or is an idiot.
Are you kidding me? This guy has gitta b the most badas villain calling has ever seen. Check other polls. Full find him to b the toughest villain to find his way into games

9Dr. Wily - Mega Man
Beware of Goo from Fosters Home for Imaginary Friends!

GOO IS THE UGLY BLACK GIRL!

10Ridley - Metroid Franchise

The Contenders

11Super Dimento - Super Paper Mario

12Vaas Montenegro - Far Cry 3
This guy is so awesome! He should be at top 10
Vaas was the best villain in any game... the first time I played FarCry 3 the begging was a twist. I thought it was real but it was Vaas showing me a video. If Vaas was real, I think he would be about the same as Hitler in evil.
An absolutely insane character, no doubt the greatest villain from any videogame.

13Handsome Jack - Borderlands
Complete bastard, just someone you love to hate.

14Vladmir Makarov - Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 & 3
You guys are all crazy, Makarov killed more people in one airport massacre then the rest of the villains on this list combined in their lifetime.
Makarov is one hell of a bad guy. He slaughtered dozens of people in an airport, killed 30,000 men with a nuke and killed Soap Mctavish.
A cold blooded killer who isn't above big airport massacres. "Remember, no Russian".

mom4

[Newest]He has made a massacre come on!

15Kefka Palazzo - Final Fantasy VI
Actually did what every other villain tried to do
This psychopath is AWESOME!

HeavyDonkeyKong

He destroys part of the Earth AND became a god. Much better than others FF villains, especially Exdeath.

16Flood - Halo
relentless KILL ALL LIVING BEINGS attitude
Awesome villans and they're zombies how awesome is that. In Halo 4 the flood are terrifiying. I'm just glad they made them look and sound scary instead of just making them spartans with energy swords like in Reach.
When it comes to villainy, it's hard to beat the flood. But on another note, Ganondorf and even Eggman are WAY better villains than Bowser!

17Bowser Jr. - The Mario Franchise
Why is Bowser Jr here? He's just a whiny brat with an utterly annoying voice.
Bowser Junior is way better than his dad. his dad should be second. Bowser Junior ahould be number one. Bowser Junior is the one laughing in your face for the entire adventure ever since Super Mario Sunshine, not Bowser! Bowser is just there to steal away the final boss basttle!

HeavyDonkeyKong


18Fawful - Mario and Luigi Series
HE's GOT CHORTLES AND FURY!
He wants to take over the world. Big deal. If only that were all to this villain. This is THE funniest character in history. Period. Just listen to these lines.

"Snack on my wrath, fink-rats! "

"You inhaled like the hungry syrup pig at the all you can eat pancake buffet."

"All who resist will be beaten like naughty little eggs."

"The mustard of your DOOM! "

"I have chortles! "

"I HAVE FURY! "

He's much more than just memorable lines, too. He's a genius, and, like Gruntilda, a green cackling b*tch of a chatterbox. He gave Cackletta the power to live on. Inside Bowser... With boobs...

He found the Dark Star and almost destroyed the mushroom kingdom with it. HE NEEDS TO COME BACK! Come on, he's survived exploding. TWICE!

19Porky - Earthbound
I hate this guy so much, he manipulated ness, killed Lucas's mom and brother and caused wreak havoc on the whole WORLD
At least Giygas has redeeming factors.

20Ganon - The Legend of Zelda Franchise
He's on the list twice? Wow. He's that good?

21Psycho Mantis - Metal Gear Solid

22Petey Pirahna - The Mario Franchise

23Dormin - Shadow of the Colossus

24Cyberdemon - Doom

25Raul Menendez - Call of Duty: Black Ops 2

26Nemesis - Resident Evil 3
This guy is the ultamate villan

27Mike Tyson - Mike Tyson's Punch-Out!!

28Big Daddy - Bioshock

29Lavos - Chrono Trigger

30Team Galactic - Pokemon

31Marx Soul - Kirby Super Star Ultra
One of the hardest bosses on a nintend game. His face alone can scare small children

32Mecha Hitler - Wolfenstein 3D

33Dr. Nefarious - Ratchet and Clank: Up Your Arsenal
Dr. Nefarious is probably the only villain who is so bad that he will make you roll on the floor laughing your head off. And that's a good thing.
One of the funniest villians ever! He is
My favourite character from Ratchet and Clank series
"LAAWREENCE! "

34Dracula - Castlevania Franchise

35King Dedede - The Kirby Franchise
Dedede is my favourite video game character ever, and sorry, he's not a villain, he's just a mischievous king. My favourite video game villain is Ganondorf

Nintendonix

He can just flick Bowser on SSBB, He may be cute, but an epic villain, even though he's an anti hero.

Mewbosses


36Tokai - Red Steel

37Liquid Snake - Metal Gear Solid
Dude seriously! Your evil twin-clone-brother who is the antithesis of your very existence, and then there was the showdown at the end of metal gear solid 4
I love Metal Gear Solid because of the great game play and storylines and every boss in the series is memorable
Why is he this low?

38Jacqueline Natla - Tomb Raider

39Pagan Min - Far Cry 4

40Gruntilda - Banjo-Kazooie Franchise

41Sovereign - Mass Effect
This dude/machine set out to destroy all organic life. Big deal, makarov shot up an airport, sovereign ass raped entire fleets and planets

42Rudolf Ulbricht Von Sturmgeist - Medal of Honor: Frontline

43Giygas - Earthbound
Giygas is practically the epitome of evil. He is everything that evil stands for and was able to destroy an entire planet with a single thought. He deserves to at least be in the top 5.
It's SO disturbing. On it's final stage you can fetuses in the background, so really you are fighting it during an abortion. Urgh...

44Goro - Mortal Kombat
This four armed beast proved to be more frustrating to fight than any other boss character in any fight game.

egnomac


45Frank Tenpenny - Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas

46Megatron - Transformers Series

47Mileena - Mortal Kombat Franchise
Mileena is bad ass. She is unique fighter. Mileena should be in the top 10. She is the most evil female character in mortal kombat history.

Magnolia

I love mileena she is my number 1 favorite villain of all time she is the best female character in Mk and I hope they bring her back for Mk x take that green scorpion

48General Shepherd - Call of Duty Modern Warfare 2
No one can trust him even his own men

49Kerrigan - Starcraft

50Majora - The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask

51Ghirahim - The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword
This guy is just the perfect zelda villian.

52Hades - Kid Icarus Uprising
He has the swag

53Alberto Clemente - Mafia II
One of two ruthless, double crossing mobsters. The other is Carlo Falcone.

54Nikita Dragovich - Call of Duty Black Ops

55Magus - Chrono Trigger

56Ares - God of War Franchise

57Xehanort - Kingdom Hearts

58Cyrus - Pokemon Diamond/Pearl/Platinum
Not like the rest of the criminal team leaders. This guy actually want to bring about the apocalypse and re-establish space-time and make a world with no emotions under his own rule.

59Admiral Razorbeard - Rayman 2: The Great Escape

60Tabuu - Super Smash Bros. Brawl

61Ender Dragon - Minecraft

62Sigma - Mega Man X
Everything this guy did is just unacceptable. In my opinion he deserves to be #1.

63Magolor - Kirby's Return to Dream Land
He acts all nice to Kirby at the beginning, but once you APPEARENTLY beat the game, he betrays you and starts the most epic boss battle EVER!
He's a villain damn it and I haven't finished the game yet

64Mephiles the Dark - Sonic the Hedgehog
The reason I like Mephiles is that he was an amazing villain in a game full of bland characters.
Why the hell is he so low?! He is the best villain ever (in my opinion)!
He is a demon and he killed sonic.

65Kurt Dierker - The Saboteur

66Carlo Falcone - Mafia II
Carlo Falcone is a ruthless double crossing mobster. Of course he's more villainous than some mutant turtle crybaby.

67Mileena - Mortal Kombat Series

68Loghain - Dragon Age: Origins

69Sander Cohen - BioShock

70Miraak - The Elder Scrolls V: Dragonborn

71The Covenant - Halo Franchise

72Zant - The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess
The definition of madness.

73Shang Tsung - Mortal Kombat Franchise

74Maero - Saints Row 2

75Dahaka - Prince of Persia: Warrior Within

76Big Smoke - Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas

77Zoran Lazarevic - Uncharted 2
One of the most difficult bosses I've ever fighted!

78Count Bleck - Super Paper Mario
We know the story between him and Tippi. Blumiere and Timpani, who were Bleck and Tippi respectively, are lovers. But they separated because of altering dimensions. We thought Count Bleck is the antagonist of Super Paper, but this villain had a change of heart when he realizes Dimentio wants the Chaos Heart for Himself. Count Bleck, one of my favorite villains of the Mario franchise, should be high.

79Creeper - Minecraft

80Dark Link - Legend of Zelda Series

81Demise - The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword

82Galacta Knight - Kirby Series

83Bokoblin - Legend of Zelda Series

84Deku Baba - Legend of Zelda Series
Why is the deku Baba here? In fact, why is the deku Baba above mephelis?
The deku Baba is just an enemy that easily be killed in 2 or 3 sword hits.

85Antasma - Mario & Luigi: Dream Team

86Yuga - The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds

87Alex Mercer - Prototype Series

88Yellow 13 - Ace Combat 04: Shattered Skies

89The Illusive Man - Mass Effect 2 & 3
The Illusive Man starts as an extremist with good intentions (sorta). But over the course of Mass Effect 3, he slowly descends into madness as he becomes indoctrinated. By the end, he's crazy but still thinks he's doing what's right, but you can convince him of the truth long enough to shoot himself. He's a great villain of the "evil boss" variety (you never actually fight him).

90Vergil - Devil May Cry

91Cheese - Cartoon Network: Punch Time Explosion XL

92Yami - Okami

93The Professor - Conker: Live and Reloaded

94Dr. Zomboss - Plants vs. Zombies 2
I just love his theme and the fact he is both a doctor and a zombie.

95Hoyt Volker - Far Cry 3

96Jeremy Irons - Call of Duty Advanced Warfare

97Rorke - Call of Duty Ghosts

98Abigail - Murdered: Soul Suspect

99Cole MacGrath - Infamous

100Satan - Puyo Puyo Franchise

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