Top Ten Best Main Villains in the Pretty Cure Franchise

Time for a list involving Pretty Cure villains. But rather specifically, the MAIN villains of each given season, the Big Bads, in other words. I'll be listing them in overall ability to do evil, their main goals, and what they end up doing in the seasons and their overall actions in the seasons. These main villains are the ones that have subordinates, which won't be listed (unless it's a special case like Elisio), and do not include any villains in the movies.
The Top Ten
1 Goyan (Futari wa Pretty Cure Splash Star)

The #1 pick here is the main villain from the second generation of Cures (the third season). In this case, it's the one that doesn't actually look like the main villain, as that would go to Akudaikan.

Goyan initially looks like this toad creature, very short and seemingly only an advisor to the main villain, Akudaikan. He seems to be scared when Akudaikan gets angry. However, we see just how bad he is and how powerful he ends up being, to the point where he destroys Akudaikan. This reveals he is not only capable of doing so, but also was Akudaikan's own creator.

We get to see how powerful he is with an extremely muscular form rivaling that of Dragon Ball Z characters. He was so powerful that he actually shatters the entire world. It's truly insane, and it makes the ending of Splash Star and the final battle incredible. He is that strong.

2 Elisio (Kira Kira Pretty Cure A La Mode)

Elisio is a very similar character to Goyan. He seems to be a subordinate employed by the supposed master, Noir, but ends up being much more than that. Elisio is a fan of utopia and manipulates the minds of opponents when he can, making him terrifying as a result.

It gets worse when he reveals that he can absorb others and actually does so to the big good, Lumiere, as well as Noir himself. While he manages to turn the world devoid of memories, when they come back, he goes even crazier and tries to absorb everything. Yes, another villain who is capable of destroying the world and does so, and that's what brings him significantly higher than others on this list.

In this case, he absorbs everyone and the Earth itself, and although the Cures are inside him, they only win by showing him that mixing his kirakiraru energy with others can make people happy.

3 Pierrot (Smile Pretty Cure)

Pierrot is heavily hinted at multiple times before he really appears, and yes, he resembles a pierrot, a large one at that. He's another one of those villains who is totally capable of destroying a planet. In his case, he can tear an enormous chunk out of it.

This villain actually parallels Black Hole from All Stars DX3, which I don't cover here due to being a movie villain, but it still means that this villain is capable of getting outside the atmosphere and causing planetary destruction. His ink creates regenerating minions, and he ends up actually becoming a powerful black hole himself.

4 Darknest (Star☆Twinkle Pretty Cure)

Here we have yet another outer-space villain, one who was actually associated with the Star Princesses of the season as Ophiuchus. She's capable of universe creation, but with that, she's also capable of universal destruction.

The destruction in this case involves throwing darkness across the universe. Luckily, it gets stopped thanks to the Twinkle Imagination the Cures gather from everyone. Ophiuchus even acknowledges their strength and leaves.

However, despite this, I still rank her highly due to her universe-reaching power and because she actually manages to be one of the few villains to kill a good character (Fuwa in this case).

5 Deusmast (Mahou Tsukai Pretty Cure)

Deusmast is another otherworldly villain. His main goal is to unleash chaos upon the worlds, in this case, the Magic and No Magic worlds of this season. This villain's true form is an utter abomination, created from the main subordinates Labut, Benigyo, Shakince, and Orba. It's shocking that his true form had to be fused from the subordinates, most of whom had been killed previously, and was also sealed into the sun.

With the subordinates working behind the scenes for the first half, they become the main villains in the second half. The chaos caused by Deusmast effectively merges the worlds and makes the people think they were always merged, which would have been truly chaotic. Thanks to the power of Mother Rapapa, Deusmast is obliterated. While this isn't world-destroying in terms of power, it's enough to create psychosis in some form.

6 Moebius (Fresh Pretty Cure)

From my favorite PreCure season, we have Moebius, who is also not world-destroying, but world-conquering in some form. While I consider Deusmast's psychosis-spreading to be nastier overall, Moebius is still of note as a flaw in human ambitions.

Moebius is a supercomputer created by humans and eventually created Labyrinth, where the denizens are his mindless pawns. He desires Infinity, so he gathers Sorrow to get it. Eventually, with the power of Infinity, he takes over many worlds, including Earth, and everyone is a mindless pawn of his now.

While the Cures do battle him and would win, he makes a last-ditch attempt to self-destruct, proving that all he wants is to rule.

7 Dune (HeartCatch Pretty Cure)

Compared to other villains, Dune is a straight-up sadist with a slasher smile. While he takes a while to show up, in his first appearance, it is revealed that Cure Flower used up all her power in the past to defeat and seal him away. But like other sealed villains, he gets out, and when he does, he's bound to show some serious power, and on the Christmas episode of all places.

He doesn't even take a lot of effort, depowering all the Cures with ease (even Cure Flower at the time). He also effortlessly destroys the Heart Tree, and the entire world gets turned into a desert planet as a result. While not entirely as apocalyptic as other examples, turning everything to desert is insane. That, and his easy ability to create Desert Devils, makes him very tough.

The semi-final battle against him by the four main Cures was done to make sure he never has an opening to attack, making it one of the best PreCure battles in the whole franchise. Oh, and he's a tragic villain because he had a father who ended up wanting to kill him, and instead, Dune kills his father, becoming a hateful person as a result.

8 George Kurai (HUGtto! Pretty Cure)

The president of the Criasu Corporation, George Kurai, is often around in civilian form, showing a lot of mysteriousness before it's revealed who he is and what he's after: the Mirai Crystals. He's mostly after Hana Nono, the main Cure, and was certainly creepy towards her. His main ambitions were driven because of Hana, or rather, an alternate timeline version of her who had presumably died in his time, making him a tragic villain.

He uses the power of books and time freezing to basically stop time, thinking it will bring eternal happiness. He has the ability to become a Mou-Oshimaida at the end to attempt to destroy everything when he fails (keyword: attempt) but accepts defeat afterward. Due to his ability to stop time, causing no one to be able to move, he's very dangerous. Oh, and he also has an affair with one of his subordinates, showing he's dirty in a different way.

9 Noise (Suite Pretty Cure)

The main villain behind all the weird villains of Suite Pretty Cure, who is Noise exactly? Someone who ironically prefers total silence and hates great music. Before the season begins, the old warriors manage to seal Noise. His first revival from being sealed is botched, leading to a small bird form, but his mischievousness almost costs some lives.

When fully revived by Falsetto's Melody of Sorrow, we see how powerful Noise is. His own noise is capable of petrification, and the entire world is affected by this. Later on, Major Land, the other world, is also turned entirely to stone. The Cures avoid this, and Cure Melody in particular realizes what this guy's main goal is: Noise was shunned and now seeks actual death, removal of worlds where even he ceases to exist. So now the Cures must beat him to protect his smile, a recurring theme for PreCure. In the end, everyone is restored, and even Noise becomes a good character.

10 Dyspear (Go! Princess Pretty Cure)

A sinister witch who took over the Hope Kingdom, Dyspear is a lot more than just this. Originally just darkness from the kingdom's forest, it manifested in Dyspear and tried manipulating Towa into being her own daughter successfully. The Cures do help Towa, and she becomes Cure Scarlet, forcing Dyspear to retreat and revive her own power.

So, for a main villain, Dyspear seems somewhat weaker than others, having to retreat to a Forest of Despair for healing purposes to restore her strength. Her abilities are strong enough to beat everything the Cures do until they get the Grand Princess power-up. I still put her here for one reason: she's effectively immortal. She's created from despair, a concept that basically always exists. Even in the penultimate battle after being defeated, she's absorbed into her most loyal subordinate, Close, who keeps her inside him. While Close does leave Cure Flora alone for now, it's somehow just temporary in the end.

The Contenders
11 Evil King (Futari wa Pretty Cure)

Evil King/Dark King/Jaaku King is the first official Big Bad. He narrowly missed my Top 10, but it's worth mentioning him because he's probably the only main villain to actually last more than one season. He essentially spans the first two seasons, although he is technically two characters: Baldez and the little boy who becomes Hikaru in the second season.

This guy is obviously made of immense darkness and has large chains. He seems like a typical "Orcus on his Throne" character, giving orders to his minions. However, he actually relies on his minions due to the chains that bind him and the power of darkness consuming him. This is why he narrowly misses the Top 10 in my eyes - his actual handicap.

In his first confrontation with the Cures, he is in a weaker state, and a miracle destroys his body. His latest manifestations do revive him, but they rebel. Evil King does manage to gain stronger power to absorb them before being stopped by the Cures. So, he's got absorption to his qualities, which is one strong moment. I would argue that he's like Dyspear, mostly immortal as he's made of darkness, yet just weaker due to his overall constraints.

12 King Byogen (Healin' Good Pretty Cure)

Even though I don't like this season, this villain was actually quite interesting. He's based on pathogens and wants to infect everything with disease. He also wants to absorb things and actually does so to Daruizen, a villain who wishes to defect, as well as Guaiwaru, who did the same thing.

His main goal aside from infecting the Earth is to defeat those who stand in his way, namely the Cures and Queen Teatinu. So he's definitely not above killing and also goes for the slow way to infect people painfully.

13 Red (Happiness Charge PreCure)

Red is a god like the good god known as Blue, except he's, well, Red. Red is more evil than the benevolent Blue in this case. He actually owned an entire world by himself, but it fell into ruin, and he ended up wanting other worlds to suffer similarly, which is just insanity. He'll steal the people and lock them away in mirrors to do it. Or better yet, brainwash certain Pretty Cures or other denizens to reach his goals while he himself stays hidden.

In other words, he's behind Queen Mirage and her minions. But as you might expect, he's no slouch in combat, capable of brainwashing a repentant Seiji and making him stronger than the Cures, and being strong enough himself. The thing that ends up holding him back may be that he does end up being a good character in the end, willing to help alongside his brother Blue to try and rebuild the old world.

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