Top Ten Bad Guys Turned Good In Video Games


The Top Ten

1 Cranky Kong (Donkey Kong Series)

It's been a long time since Donkey Kong was Mario's barrel-throwing enemy. He's now grown into Cranky Kong, however, and he's simply around to advise DK and raise him right. - Garythesnail

2 Captain Qwark (Ratchet and Clank Series)

In the first 2 R&C games, Qwark wasn't at his best. He teamed up with Drek in the first game, and was the main villain in the second. By the third game, he proved he was a hero after all(though an arrogant one), and since then he's been a good guy. - Garythesnail

3 Knuckles (Sonic the Hedgehog Series) Knuckles (Sonic the Hedgehog Series)

He was tricked into being Sonic and Tails' enemy in Sonic 3, but by the end he teamed up. Now it's kinda weird seeing him evil back then. - Garythesnail

I agree with you Garythesnail. I was playing Sonic 3 and Knuckles came in and stole my chaos emeralds and I was like 'what Knuckles I thot we were friends! I feel betrayed! D: '

4 King Dedede (Kirby Series) King Dedede (Kirby Series) King Dedede is a fictional character and the primary antagonist of the Kirby series of video games owned by Nintendo and HAL Laboratory.

Dedede used to be the main villain in Kirby games, but he ended up teaming with the pink marshmallow in Kirby 64, and since then he hasn't done much villainous. He even helps you in Kirby Return To Dreamland and Triple Deluxe. - Garythesnail

5 Bowser (Mario Series) Bowser (Mario Series) Bowser is the main antagonist of the Mario Bros. Franchise. From kidnapping Princess Peach to simply destroying a fun game between Mario and Friends in the Mario Party spinoff series, this king of the Koopas has set up a certain hatred towards himself amongst the large cast of Mario Characters. He first more.

He hasn't gone TOTAL good, but he has gotten less evil through the years. - Garythesnail

He's So Funny In The RPG Games

He’s still evil - KingSlayer93316

6 Meta Knight (Kirby Series) Meta Knight (Kirby Series) Meta Knight is a fictional character from the Kirby series of video games owned by Nintendo and HAL Laboratory. He is one of Kirby's rivals, but occasionally teams up with the pink puffball to defeat a common enemy. Meta Knight is known for his powerful slashing attacks and flight in the Super Smash more.

Another Kirby character. Meta Knight started as a nameless villain in Kirby's Adventure, became a main antagonist in Kirby Super Star, and after that I guess he gave up. - Garythesnail

7 Asriel (Undertale)

The most dreadful, merciless flower in history to a lonely, crying kid? Touching. - WitheredBonnie

8 Gru (Despicable Me Series) Gru (Despicable Me Series) Felonius Gru is the main character of Despicable Me, Despicable Me 2, and Despicable Me 3, alongside Mel and a minor character in Minions.

This is a movie character - Sparkjolt

This is a movie... - KingSlayer93316

9 Balrog (Cave Story)
10 Handsome Jack (Tales from the Borderlands) Handsome Jack (Tales from the Borderlands) The main antagonist of the video game Borderlands 2. He is also included in the games: Borderlands: the Pre-Sequel, and Stories from the Borderlands.

The Contenders

11 The Amalgamates (Undertale)
12 Arbiter Arbiter In the Halo science fiction universe, the Arbiter is a ceremonial, religious, and political rank bestowed upon alien Covenant Elites.
13 Globulous Maximus (SpongeBob SquarePants Featuring Nicktoons Globs of Doom)

Globulous Maximus is the Main antagonist in Globs of Doom, But he was born a giant booger

14 Dimitri Lousteau (Sly Cooper Series)

THANK YOU FOR ADDING THIS! I swear, I could never remember his name! - Garythesnail

15 Papyrus (Undertale) Papyrus (Undertale) Papyrus is a character from the 2015 game Undertale, made by Toby Fox . He is the Younger brother of Sans the skeleton, royal guard in training, and a sentry in the town of Snowdin . Opposite to his brother, papyrus is active, loud, and full of himself; but in an endearing way. Papyrus means to become more.

Papyrus was never bad at any point in Undertale...he only tries to capture you so he can get into the Royal Guard and impress his best friend. - Garythesnail

16 Giovanni (Pokemon FireRed and LeafGreen)

He wanna be one of the good guys
team rocket is not evil

17 Miles Edgeworth (Ace Attorney)
18 Quasimodo (Kingdom Hearts) Quasimodo (Kingdom Hearts)
19 Galen Marek (Starkiller) Galen Marek (Starkiller) Galen Marek, codenamed Starkiller, was a male Human apprentice of the Sith Lord Darth Vader. A powerful Force-user who lived during the era of the Galactic Empire, Marek originated from the Wookiee home planet of Kashyyyk as the sole offspring of two Jedi Knights—Mallie and Kento Marek—who deserted more.
20 Magolor (Kirby Series) Magolor (Kirby Series) Magolor is a fictional character from the Kirby series of video games owned by Nintendo and HAL Laboratory.

Now, hear me out-after he was a backstabbing jerk in Return to Dream Land, he came back in Dream Collection and apologized for all he'd done, and said he'd built new Challenge Stages to make up for it. Though this sudden character change is weird, especially since you MURDERED HIS SOUL, it's kinda nice. - Garythesnail

21 Darth Vader (Lego Star Wars) Darth Vader (Lego Star Wars) Darth Vader was the original dark lord for Star Wars. Darth Vader ruled with both fear and aggression. Originally Anakin Skywalker a young Jedi who was then seduced by the dark side of the force by Chancellor Palpatine/Darth Sidious. Vader had his limbs cut off by his jedi master Obi-Wan Kenobi leaving more.
22 Egil (Xenoblade Chronicles)
23 Asgore (Undertale) Asgore (Undertale) Asgore Dreemurr is a boss monster and the king of the monsters in the 2015 RPG Undertale made by Toby Fox. Asgore is the portrayed main antagonist who plans to acquire seven human souls and use their power to break the barrier that seals the monsters underground . Aspects of his character are hinted more.
24 Alphys (Undertale) Alphys (Undertale) Alphys is an adorably dorky, lab-coat-wearing, bespectacled, yellow-skinned lizard scientist who resides in her lab in Hotland in the critically acclaimed cult classic RPG known as Undertale, wherein she partakes in the daily act of watching insane amounts of anime and having a vast majority of the more.
25 Undyne (Undertale) Undyne (Undertale) Undyne is a main character in Toby Fox's 2016 RPG, Undertale. She is the heroic fishlike captain of the Royal Guard, who takes it upon herself to protect the monsters of the Underground. Her name is derived from the word "Undine", and is a pun on the word "Undying". Her most loved monsters are her mentor, more.
26 Mettaton (Undertale) Mettaton (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!"
27 Russell Northrop (Bully)
28 Bonnie (Walking Dead)
29 Ganondorf (The Legend of Zelda) Ganondorf (The Legend of Zelda) Ganon (Referred to as Ganondorf in human form) is a fictional character and the central antagonist of Nintendo's Legend of Zelda series. He is a power-hungry Gerudo who possesses the Triforce of Power and aims to conquer Hyrule with the remaining Triforce parts.

He tried to restore Hyrule in Wind Waker. Enough said.

Ganondorf was never really the bad guy. He holds the TriForce of Power, so he's technically a hero. Ge tries to save his people (Ocarina of Time), end a war (Hyrule Warriors) and turn Bowser vack to normal (Super Smash Bros Melee) - all by himself!

30 Mr. L (Super Paper Mario) Mr. L (Super Paper Mario)

He turned evil in the game, then good again in Mario and Luigi Paper Jam Bros.

31 Metal Sonic (Sonic CD) Metal Sonic (Sonic CD) Metal Sonic is one of Eggman’s fastest and most powerful creations. Programed to be better than Sonic in any aspect possible, he can shoot electro balls, shoot electricity downward, do a boost, and make himself invincible. He fight’s Sonic each time he gets stronger, and when he gains enough power, more.

He modified himself and turned against Eggman to save the world. Now THAT'S heroic!

32 Captain Hook (Disney Infinity)

He was never the bad guy in Peter Pan.

33 Master Hand (Super Smash Bros. Series)

In Super Smash Bros Brawl, he died saving his brother.

34 Count Bleck (Super Paper Mario) Count Bleck (Super Paper Mario)

Suprised he wasn't on the list already, he is without doubt my favourite Nintendo villian of all time - darthvadern

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