Top 10 Villains In Animated TV Shows

These villains may be evil but we still think they are cool.
The Top Ten
1 Bill Cipher - Gravity Falls Bill Cipher is a triangular dream demon formerly existent only in the mindscape who wished to gain access to the real world. He has been running amok in Gravity Falls, Oregon since being summoned by Stanford Pines over thirty years ago. He is known for his mysterious demeanor and sadistic humor. He... read more

I have loved Disney villains since my first ever Disney movie but I've always known that their T.V. baddies were always a bit lackluster. And then Gravity Falls aired and we were introduced to this geometric nightmare. I have never at any point in my life wanted to see a Disney villain die more than Bill Cipher. He's like the Kilgrave of Disney villains every time he's on screen you want to rip his eye out of its socket but at the same time you don't want him to leave because he's just so much fun to watch. His design is simple but iconic, his voice is spot on and it allows for you to hate him more when he's destroying the world but not seeming to care all that much, and when he did finally die I have never felt more joy and satisfaction in my entire life. Watching this yellow floating triangle disintegrate after being punched in the eye but an old man in his boxers is an image I will never stop loving. Bottom line he deserves to be up there with the best of th people we love to hate.

2 The Grand Inquisitor - Star Wars Rebels

I don't know if I like Rebels better or the Clone Wars. Doesn't matter. Let's talk about The Inquisitor! He had an interest in destroying the Rebel crew aboard their starship known as the Ghost. He has had battles with Ezra and Kanan on several occasions. He worked with Darth Vader and followed his orders. Although, knowing that Vader would give The Inquisitor a punishment worse than death if he kept failing, he chose to fall to his death. Very wise.

MegaSoulHero, I love Clone Wars so much more because almsot every Rebels episode is the same thing, but the Grand Inqutisitor was a great villain.

3 The Joker - Batman: The Animated Series The Joker is a fictional super villain created by Bill Finger, Bob Kane, and Jerry Robinson who first appeared in the debut issue of the comic book Batman (April 25, 1940) published by DC Comics. Credit for the Joker's creation is disputed; Kane and Robinson claimed responsibility for the Joker's design,... read more

You can't expect me to make a list about the best villains and not include The Joker. He is The Joker! One of the most memorable comic book villains of all time! Joker is very awesome and in my opinion, the best thing to ever come from the Batman comics.

The Joker is the best villain here.

4 Aku - Samurai Jack Aku is a fictional character and the main antagonist of Samurai Jack, an American animated television series created by Genndy Tartakovsky for Cartoon Network.

The shape-shifting master of darkness himself is not only the living embodiment of evil. He's also the living embodiment of everything you need to make a great animated villain. Sinister while simultaneously having a dark sense of humor ranging from his ever-famous "Extra thick! " phrase that has recently spawned a popular Internet meme to his fights with Jack, Aku is without a doubt a memorable and enjoyable antagonist, being one of the best ones in all of animation.

I've only seen a few episodes of Samurai Jack. It was an ok show but the absolutely best character in the show was Aku! Fun Fact: Aku means "evil" in Japanese. So it's very fitting for his personality. He has the ability to shape shift. So he can transform into whatever he wants to. His other abilities include time travel, teleportation, telekenesis, laser eye beams, and others. He is a very cool villain and a very powerful one.

5 Slade - Teen Titans Slade is a fictional incarnation of the character Deathstroke in the American animated series Teen Titans and is the archenemy of the Teen Titans, who wants them destroyed for his own unknown reasons, and is the main antagonist of Season 1 and Season 2; He appears as a vision in Season 3, returned only... read more

When there's trouble you know who to call. Teen Titans! I liked this show a lot and it had some very cool villains. But the best out of all of them is Slade (voiced by Ron Perlman). He tries his hardest to destroy the Teen Titans and take over the world. His reasons were never explained but he is very menacing and a definite threat. He never appeared in Teen Titans Go, however. Teen Titans Go sucks!

6 Ozai - Avatar: The Last Airbender

Avatar: The Last Airbender was definitely the best show Nickelodeon ever had. As for the movie, oh wait, never mind. There wasn't a Last Airbender movie directed by M. Night Shyamalan. Silly me :p Anyway, Fire Lord Ozai is the ruler of the Fire Nation. He's also the father of Prince Zuko and Princess Azula. Ozai wanted to take control of the world and in order to do that, he needed to destroy the Avatar. He eventually gets defeated when Aang entered the Avatar state. Ozai was definitely the best villain in the show.

7 Darth Vader - Star Wars Rebels Darth Vader is a Star Wars character and the main antagonist of the first three original Star Wars films and the main protagonist of the Star Wars prequel trilogy under his original name Anakin Skywalker. He had been trained as a Jedi but defected to the Sith lord and Galactic Chancellor Palpatine... read more
8 Megatron - The Transformers Megatron is a character from the Transformers franchise, created by Hasbro in 1984, based on a toy design by Takara.

A true classic. Maybe not well written. Maybe he almost never gets what he wants. But an iconic villain and sure as hell can be terrifying and when he is well written and gets what he wants, it leads to interesting results. I love Megatron.

9 Dr. Heinz Doofenshmirtz - Phineas and Ferb Dr. Heinz Doofenshmirtz is a fictional character and the main antagonist from the animated television show Phineas and Ferb. He was created by Dan Povenmire and Jeff "Swampy" Marsh, and is voiced by Povenmire.

Doofenshmirtz Evil Incorporated. Run by the evil "genius" Dr. Heinz Doofenshmirtz. His goal in life is to take over the Tri-State Area and to do that, he builds a bunch of machines that he calls "inators". Some of these inators are brilliant and some of them are stupid. He also has a habit of installing self-destruct buttons. That is insanely hilarious. His plans tend to fail because he is always stopped by his enemy, Perry the Platypus. Personally, I find Doofenshmirtz to be one of the funniest villains ever. His evil plans can be so bad and fail in so many ways that I can't help but laugh.

10 Cobra Commander - G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero Cobra Commander is a fictional character from the G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero toyline, comic books, and cartoon series. He is the supreme leader of the terrorist organization Cobra, and is the principal antagonist and archenemy of the Joes.
The Contenders
11 Dio Brando - Jojo's Bizarre Adventure Dio Brando is a fictional character from the JoJo's Bizarre Adventure manga series created by Hirohiko Araki. His name was inspired by musician Ronnie James Dio and movie star Marlon Brando.
12 The Shredder - The TMNT Franchise Oroku "The Shredder" Saki is a fictional character in the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles comics and all of its related media.
13 The Lich - Adventure Time The Lich (formerly named the Lich King in the original pitch and "His Hero," and referred to as Sweet Pig Trunks in his baby form, or just Sweet P for short) is a powerful undead being and a major antagonist in the American animated series Adventure Time.

Adventure Time has had some great villains but the one that I think is the best is The Lich (voiced by Ron Perlman). The Lich's main goal is to destroy all life. His overall appearance is very frightening and definitely makes him seem like a threat. Later on in the series, he gets a new personality and becomes an infant by the name of Sweet P.

14 Azula - Avatar: The Last Airbender Princess Azula is a fictional character and antagonist of Nickelodeon's animated television series Avatar: The Last Airbender. She is voiced by Grey DeLisle Griffin.

Azula is, by far, one of the best villains I have seen. You can sense that she has a complex backstory, and the writers show glimpses of her being vulnerable without taking away her characteristic of being pure evil. She's also cunning and super badass. Let's just say that Avatar got 10 times better when she showed up.

15 Mr. Burns - The Simpsons Charles Montgomery Plantagenet Schicklgruber "Monty" Burns, usually referred to as Charles Montgomery Burns or simply Mr. Burns, is a recurring character in the animated television series The Simpsons, voiced initially by Christopher Collins, and currently by Harry Shearer.
16 Sheldon J. Plankton - SpongeBob SquarePants Sheldon James Plankton, or simply Plankton, is a character in the Nickelodeon animated television series SpongeBob SquarePants.

I really like SpongeBob, or at least I did until season 5 started. One of the things that made SpongeBob so great was Plankton. I find this villain to be very hilarious at times. He tries his hardest to steal the Krabby Patty formula from the Krusty Krab. He comes with these complicated methods to try to get it. These plans often fail. It's either because of poor planning or because Mr. Krabs is always there to stop him. He's such a little guy but still an evil genius. And of course he can't do it without the help of his computer wife, Karen.

17 Julie Hinikawa - Hi Hi Puffy AmiYumi
18 Dr. Drakken - Kim Possible

Mission: Kim Possible! I really liked this show. It was awesome. I also really like the villain, Dr. Drakken. Drakken is a blue skinned evil scientist who strives for world domination. He is very intelligent and always comes up with inventions to take over the world. He even has a very hot assistant. Shego!

19 Gilbert Durandal - Mobile Suit Gundam SEED Destiny
20 Mojo Jojo - Powerpuff Girls Mojo Jojo is a fictional character from the American animated television series, The Powerpuff Girls, created by animator Craig McCracken for Cartoon Network.

I, Mojo Jojo, will do his best to make his way into the top 5 in order to be known as one of the greatest animated villains of all time! If Mojo Jojo cannot be in the top 5 or at least remain in the top 10, I will just go back to my evil lair and read the newspaper!

21 Master Asia - Mobile Fighter G Gundam
22 Discord - My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic Discord, also known as the Spirit of Disharmony, is a former-antagonist-turned-supporting-protagonist in My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic.

He got somewhat tamed down in later seasons, and his first appearance still remains his best, but he still is a charming antagonist on occasions.

He's like the original Bill Cypher!

23 The Beast - Over the Garden Wall

One of the darkest and most complex antagonists Cartoon Network has ever created.

24 Vlad Plasmius - Danny Phantom Vladimir "Vlad" Masters (also known as Vlad Plasmius) is the main antagonist from the American animated series Danny Phantom created by Butch Hartman for Nickelodeon. He is Danny's arch-enemy and Jack Fenton's former best friend and Maddie's former lover. He is voiced by Martin Mull.

One cannot leave out such the most debonair and cunning billionaire human-ghost hybrid antagonist with a tragic backstory and responsibility for some of the most comedic moments in an American animated series created by Butch Hartman, one of Nickelodeon's best cartoonists and one of the WORLD's best cartoonists.

25 The Bloody Captain - The Adventure of the 4
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