Top 10 Darkest Disney Animated Villain Deaths

I love Friday the 13th! Although, I guess I should’ve made this list on the day before Friday the 13th. But anyway, here are the darkest Disney animated villain deaths!

The Top Ten

1 Claude Frollo - Hunchback of Notre Dame Claude Frollo - Hunchback of Notre Dame

This death gives me chills every time! And it happens during my favorite Disney battle scene! Frollo is about to kill Quasimodo for saving Esmeralda. We then get this little awesome chase on the ledge of the bell tower. As someone who’s afraid of heights, this scene makes me nervous. Frollo is about to end the two once and for all and says “And he shall smite the wicked and plunge them into the fiery pit! ” So in this case, that would be him. Yeah. He had that coming. He ends up falling off of the tower and into fire. And it is the most dramatic death ever! I wish we still got dark scenes like this from Disney. - MegaSoulhero

2 Clayton - Tarzan Clayton - Tarzan

This death absolutely traumatized me! It is so intense! Basically, while fighting Tarzan, Clayton gets tangled in vines. And as he tries to free himself, he fails to realize that a vine is wrapped around his neck. He falls down with the vine still around his neck and he ends up hanging himself. The idea of this death is already terrifying, but what is even more terrifying is that they actually show the shadow of his body hanging from the vine! It took me a couple of viewings to notice that. But wow! It is very dark! Very traumatizing! - MegaSoulhero

I watched the movie quite a few times but recently I had noticed how he died. Before, I was confused why was everyone complaining about this and saying how brutal it was, I thought he just fell and died but it turns out he fell and he got his body hanging from the vine instead of falling to his death. - PeeledBanana

I don't watched the movie, but I know that the villain dies by getting LYNCHED! Wow that's pretty dark for a movie mostly aimed at kids! - Phillip873

3 Scar - The Lion King Scar - The Lion King 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.

Villain is eaten alive by his former teammates. EATEN! ALIVE! "Disney! For the KIDS! " - LarkwingFlight

He gets eaten alive by his own hyena henchmen as large fires appear in the spot. - PeeledBanana

Scar wasn’t “prepared” for that. When Simba returns to Pride Rock, He and Scar get into an epic battle to see who will be the true king. It seemed like Scar had the upper hand as Simba is dangling from the cliff with fire underneath that was started by a convenient lightning strike, Scar decided to tell Simba that he was the one who killed his father. This triggers Simba and then he throws Scar off of the cliff. When I first saw this movie, I thought him falling off the cliff was gonna cause his death. But he actually survived that. Instead, the Hyenas turn on him and start eating him. I thought the scene was very cool because it doesn’t actually show him being eaten. His death happens off screen. And we see what’s left of him in Hercules. This isn’t just one of the darkest deaths, it’s one of the best deaths. - MegaSoulhero

4 Maleficent - Sleeping Beauty Maleficent - Sleeping Beauty

Have any of you watched Fantasmic! at Disneyland? Well, Maleficent’s death in that show is pretty awesome, but it was toned down to be put in the show. The one in the movie is just downright violent! Maleficent turns herself into a dragon and attempts to stop Phillip from saving Aurora. Luckily, Phillip defeats Maleficent by stabbing her with a sword. We actually see the sword in her body and we even see blood coming out of her. This is part makes me cringe. But in a good way. I actually can kind of feel her pain when this happens. It looks very painful. It’s not as great as watching Mickey defeat Maleficent, but it’s still pretty enjoyable. - MegaSoulhero

5 Dr. Facilier - Princess and the Frog Dr. Facilier - Princess and the Frog

It was a two-for-one death for sure. It was both an incarnation of Nightmare Fuel and Crowning Moment of Awesome all simultaneously. He was without a doubt a true wicked witch doctor given his manipulative nature and the dirty tricks he has up his sleeve that he'd use for his own gain. After having him turn Naveen into a frog and attempting to emotionally manipulate Tiana, it was nonetheless satisfying to see his own dark magic bite him back in the neck as you see voodoo juju drag him into the dark pits of hell via dark song by tiki statues and demonic faces. And to top it all off, his face visually showing him scared for dear life at his own demise was gloriously immortalized in good old marble tombstone. - ModernSpongeBobSucks

I don't know if this guy actually died or not...

This scene is frightening - 445956

Can you imagine being dragged into limbo, where you are eternally tortured in a realm of chaos? Dark magic never pays.

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

Ursula is such a poor unfortunate soul. After making a deal with Ariel, she disguises herself as a human and steals Eric from Ariel, but after Ariel manages to get her voice back, Ursula steals her soul because time was up. Triton takes his daughter’s place and Ursula steals Triton’s power and becomes giant. But unfortunately for her, Eric uses his ship and impales her! I think this is the first Disney villain to actually be impaled. And this is probably the only time Ursula has ever been penetrated by anything. I feel like Ariel was more deserving of meeting this fate. - MegaSoulhero

7 The Horned King - The Black Cauldron The Horned King - The Black Cauldron
8 Gaston - Beauty and the Beast (1991) Gaston - Beauty and the Beast (1991) Gaston is a fictional character who appears in Walt Disney Pictures' 30th animated feature film Beauty and the Beast.

No one dies like Gaston, no one cries like Gaston, or has crossbones appear in his eyes like Gaston. After Belle refuses to marry Gaston, he decides to go to the castle and get rid of the Beast. He appears to be winning at first because the Beast is heartbroken. But Belle comes back which gives Beast the motivation to fight back. Gaston stabs the Beast but then he falls off the tower and for a couple of frames, you can see skulls in his eyes. That kind of freaked me out when I first noticed. It’s a great death. The live action movie kind of ruined it though. - MegaSoulhero

9 Shere Khan - The Jungle Book
10 Syndrome - The Incredibles Syndrome - The Incredibles Syndrome (born as Buddy Pine) is the primary antagonist in The Incredibles. He wanted to be super like the others, even though he had no powers. He was Mr. Incredible's #1 fan, and dubbed himself "Incrediboy," but he was rejected by Mr. Incredible. Angered after being refused, he developed an evil plan more.

He gets grinded alive by the engine - PeeledBanana

Gets caught in an engine of a plane. enough said - GeorgeTheNin10doGamer

What was the thing that Edna said in the film? Oh right! NO CAPES! In the climax of the film, Syndrome steals Jack Jack but then Jack Jack uses his powers to protect himself. Powers that his family members still don’t know that he has and they won’t find out until Incredibles 2. Syndrome then gets his cape caught in a jet engine that sucks him in. And then it explodes. At least died an epic death. But maybe if he had taken Edna’s advice, this wouldn’t have happened! - MegaSoulhero

The Contenders

11 Ratigan - The Great Mouse Detective Ratigan - The Great Mouse Detective
12 Shan-Yu - Mulan Shan-Yu - Mulan

Literally the only thing I can remember about this guy is his death. Mulan, showing how tough females can be, goes against Shan-Yu face to face. And how does he die? Fireworks! It may not seem dark considering fireworks are meant to be fun, but they are actually pretty painful if you get too close to them. He pretty much blew up. If you think about, that’s pretty intense. - MegaSoulhero

13 The Evil Queen - Snow White The Evil Queen - Snow White

You know, a major plot point in this movie is that Snow White is more beautiful than the Queen. I find that to be false. Because the Queen is WAY more beautiful! The Queen, while disguised as an old lady, poisons Snow White by making her eat a poisonous apple. She then gets chased up a cliff by the dwarfs and attempts to stop them with a boulder. But then lightning strikes, which causes the cliff to break, and sends her falling to her death while also getting crushed by the boulder. The atmosphere of the scene itself is pretty dark. There’s dark music and it’s a pretty dark setting. We don’t physically see her die, but her scream makes it feel pretty intense. This was the very first Disney death and a pretty dark one. - MegaSoulhero

The line is "Who's the fairest in the land," not most beautiful. Snow White is DEFINITELY the fairest. - LarkwingFlight

14 Lyle Tiberius Rourke - Atlantis: The Lost Empire Lyle Tiberius Rourke - Atlantis: The Lost Empire
15 Jafar - The Return of Jafar Jafar - The Return of Jafar
16 Turbo/King Candy - Wreck-It-Ralph
17 Hopper - A Bug's Life Hopper - A Bug's Life
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1. Clayton - Tarzan
2. Claude Frollo - Hunchback of Notre Dame
3. Ursula - The Little Mermaid
1. Claude Frollo - Hunchback of Notre Dame
2. The Horned King - The Black Cauldron
3. Clayton - Tarzan



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