Top Ten Best Disney Villains Overall

My top ten list of the best A-list Disney Villains, out of 50 Disney Villains.
This list is a non-votable list and the content of the list reflects the opinion of its author.

The Top Ten

1 Maleficent Maleficent

Walt Disney's greatest Disney Villain. If she's not the leader of Disney Villains in crossovers, (she usually is) she is always the most climactic. Everyone, from royalty to magical beings are terrified of her. Immensely powerful, very imposing, remarkably intelligent and subtle at times, beautiful and regal, and is Frollo's worst nightmare. She doesn't have a villain song; instead she has three orchestral music themes rivaling Night on Bald Mountain, and an amazing track record of accomplishments. She requires tremendous effort to overcome by the heroes, and is one of the two genuine Magnificent Bastards of Disney. Most Disney Villains struggle to gain power or seize the throne, but can only dream to be as to be in a mighty position as her. She is on a bigger and grander scale than all of the Disney Villains, but does undergo an important struggle to earn her personal victory, against proactive and competent heroes, which is essential for a villain.

2 Judge Claude Frollo Judge Claude Frollo

Darkest Disney Villain, ever. He has scariest and most competent soldiers helping him commit numerous atrocities, along with much less competent, but very nasty ones. Personally murders a woman, and tries to drown her baby. Greatest Villain Song in any media. Despite being old, he is a very capable fighter himself, extremely evil, while also having some depth to his evil.

3 Ursula Ursula Ursula is a fictional character who appears in Walt Disney Pictures' 28th animated feature film The Little Mermaid.

Possibly the best Disney Villain from the 90s, apart from Frollo. She is unique, funny, dangerous, very intelligent, and quite competent, and terrifying. And unlike Scar and Jafar, she is treated as a danger from the getgo. There's a reason why she's the only 90s Disney Villain in all 3 Fantasmic shows.

4 The Queen The Queen

The first Disney Character, and First Disney Villain. Also extremely terrifying in both forms, and made the audience cry for generations. She is actually one of the smarter Disney Villains, arguably even more than Scar.

5 Chernabog Chernabog Chernabog is a Disney villain from the 1940s film Fantasia, and in his segment, "A Night on Bald Mountain".

No words, but an orchestra that triumphs over so many villain songs, combined with terrifying imagery and power, and personality. Also the Devil in the Disney Canon.

6 Professor Ratigan

The other genuine Magnificent Bastard of Disney Villains. Voiced by Vincent Price, and has an excellent villain song as well, and did the impossible task of making a rat look refined. He's got the best Disney Henchman ever, Fidget the bat. Both villains are hilarious, competent, and scary. One thing to note is that he is a rat, who tamed a cat. He's a mix of a James Bond Villain mixed with Moriarty. And he has a fantastic personality, and is treated as a great danger as well. He is extremely underrated too; without Ratigan, there would be no Great Mouse Detective, and there would be no Disney Movies or Disney Villains anymore. Best dynamic with the hero as well.

7 Gastón

An incredibly dynamic Disney Villain, with far more subtlety than most, but with one of the toughest accomplishments of facing the beast. Great character arc too. He gets two excellent villain songs, and is a wonderful singer. And he lives up to the hype as a badass macho Disney Villain, with a goofy, but loyal and reliable sidekick he trusts. Despite being seemingly unintelligent, he is immensely charismatic to the townspeople, and is realistic and terrifying to some because of it. He's also charismatic, hilarious, and even a little endearing enough to become a hilarious meme. No one stars in YouTube Poops like Gastón!

8 Scar Scar Scar is the main antagonist of Disney's 1994 animated feature film, The Lion King. He was the second son of Ahadi and Uru — who were, at one time, King and Queen of the Pride Lands — the younger brother of Mufasa, and the uncle of Simba.

First Disney villain to kill someone that stays dead. Gets to enjoy the spoils of his victory in the second act, although he's slightly underwhelming when inactive. He bounces back up when he is doing disgustingly evil things, like imposing the blame on Simba for his Father's death. And displaying surprising fighting skills, and it's quite the epic lion-fight. The final battle between his hyenas and lions may be the best wide scale battle sequence Disney has to offer. And his Villain song is quite a memorable one. He's got some writing flaws, which keep him from being the top spots on the list.

9 Jafar Jafar

Just a writing flaw and borrowing inspiration from Maleficent, keeps Jafar at number 10 on this list. But he makes up for it by mixing more comedic personality with his menace, power, status, and intelligence. Jafar gets a lot of cool tricks and forms as well, and has a very good dynamic with a tough hero. He really got the line of great Disney Villains rolling. And he's made crossovers as a major player among Disney Villains as well. Great design and great voice. There are 50 Disney Villains out there, and Jafar stands out at number 10.

10 Hades Hades

The saving grace of Hercules. He's the funniest Disney Villain, while still remaining a major threat, and boasting the title as a god. Immortal and possibly the most powerful Disney Villain, but prefers using strategy, and using pretty powerful and terrifying minions, apart from his comedy relief sidekicks. James Woods is a lot of fun.