Top 10 Most Evil Disney Villains

The Top Ten
1 Claude Frollo (The Hunchback of Notre Dame)

I think Frollo is the evilest Disney villain ever. I mean, sure, Scar killed his own brother, and Maleficent can turn herself into a dragon, but Frollo has one thing they don't: a conscience. He is the only villain with one. Plus, he has a wicked song, "Hellfire". Frollo is my number 1 Disney villain, and he always will be.

Think about it. Frollo did many evil things. The scene that kind of reminded me of Bambi was when Frollo killed Quasimodo's mom and almost killed him. Frollo threatened to burn Esmeralda at the stake, and he blames God for telling him to do all these things. And his song "Hellfire" is my number 1 Disney villain song. "Poor Unfortunate Souls" is No. 2 and "Be Prepared" is No. 3. Maleficent is my No. 2 Disney villain, and Ursula is No. 3. Scar, unfortunately, is No. 6. Frollo is better than all these villains combined.

2 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.

The thing is, unlike other Disney villains, Scar was very sneaky. He completely manipulated Simba into thinking that it was his fault that Mufasa died. He killed his own brother to take over the throne, then lied to the other lions, saying that both Mufasa and Simba were dead, when Simba was still alive. He tricked the hyenas into helping him, when really he didn't care about them. Even when he was practically defeated, he wouldn't give up. He still lied to Simba, continuing his deceitful games.

Scar didn't care about anyone but himself, all he wanted was the throne. He even went as far as murdering his own brother. Scar was truly evil and, hands down, the best villain Disney has ever created.

3 Maleficent (Sleeping Beauty) Maleficent is the main antagonist of Disney's 1959 animated feature film Sleeping Beauty. An evil fairy, Maleficent is an incarnation of pure evil, and is responsible for all misfortune in King Stefan's kingdom.

"Mistress of All Evil," "Queen of Darkness". These are not nicknames given to a B-class villain, okay? How heartless can one be to curse an entire kingdom, to try and kill the very pinnacle of innocence, a baby, and all because she wasn't invited to a christening. When she speaks, entire kingdoms crumble from fear, and she doesn't even have to use her dark magic, of which she possesses an almost limitless supply. There is no villain more wretched, more evil, more inspiring than Maleficent."

Maleficent is the mistress of all evil. A psychotic and pathetic monster who takes pride in torturing innocent people. What makes her more frightening is her evil smile and her transformation into a huge fiery dragon. She will stop at nothing to get what she wants, and she will gladly torture you to death. Then, she will make a sick joke over your dead body. If you do not want to mess with her, just remember to send her an invitation to your party.

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

Chernabog is not your stereotypical villain. First of all, this guy is never given a reason to act evil. He just commits evil for fun, with no known justification. At least the ones near the top of the list could justify their actions in the eyes of a few people.

Also, this guy commits atrocities that even Maleficent wouldn't dare attempt. Not only does he raise the souls of the dead from the surrounding countryside, but he also forces them to dance for him and then burns them in hellfire after they disappoint him. This guy manages to be evil to you even after you are finally resting in peace.

5 The Coachman (Pinocchio)

This guy should be #1! If anyone has forgotten how evil he is, I suggest you dust off your Pinocchio movie and watch it again. This scoundrel kidnapped hundreds, if not thousands, of young boys by luring them to Pleasure Island.

After getting the children to smoke and drink, they were transformed into donkeys. He gathered them up and stripped them of their clothes so they could be sold to places like the salt mines. The ones that could still talk were left until they couldn't, or were used to pull his own personal stagecoach.

This wasn't the Coachman's first time doing this either. Who knows how many boys he's kidnapped and sold throughout the years? This man not only destroyed the lives of the children but also left the lives of their families in ruin. Mothers and fathers forever wondering where their sons have disappeared to.

The Coachman has very little screen time, but from what we see of him, we can tell he is a grade A class villain and is the most evil Disney villain.

6 Jafar (Aladdin) Jafar is the main antagonist of Disney's 31st full length animated feature film Aladdin. Jafar is introduced as the sinister Royal Vizier to Agrabah's Sultan who desires power over Agrabah.

Jafar basically kidnaps people and forces them to risk their lives for him. He fools a sultan, which essentially translates into fooling the whole land. He tries to drown Aladdin. He sends Aladdin to who knows where and then tears the Sultan's palace apart. He keeps Jasmine as his sexual slave and then tries to drown her alive in sand when she rejects him. Then there's the whole snake thing, where he tries to kill Aladdin, who's probably 18, and he wants to be a genie to become the most powerful figure ever. This one's not even a contest.

7 The Evil Queen (Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs)

She didn't try to kill Snow White. She tried to put her in a coma and have her buried alive, where she'd presumably live out the rest of a long life since she's only 14 and doesn't need to breathe. Presumably, the queen will still be the fairest in the land (because Snow White is technically still alive even if she is 6 ft under). So, it's not even as though the queen just wanted the mirror to stop talking about her. She could have just sent her to another kingdom. She would have been the fairest in the land again, and as an added bonus, no one would be buried alive!

Also, in the original story, she wanted Snow White's heart so she could eat it, as well as feed some to Snow White's father. The Queen is a petty sociopath with magic. That's horrifying. And that scene where she's clearly locked someone up and let them starve to death or die of thirst? And the skeleton is just reaching for an empty jug? How can anyone think she's not the worst?

8 Shan-Yu (Mulan)

Shan-Yu should be closer to the number one spot. This is because he has killed so many people. He kills a messenger, an army of soldiers, innocent men, women, and children. We even see that Shang's father is dead and a doll which belonged to a little girl, which was so dark. Also, he abducts two messengers and just kills one of them in satisfaction. He is bloodthirsty, brutal, ruthless, aggressive, and downright evil.

Also, his choice of becoming evil is to take over China, which is far better than any other reason. This shows that not only is Shan-Yu evil, but as a Disney villain, he needs so much recognition.

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

Ursula, the very name is spooky. It means she-bear, and she definitely shows it by her care for her minions. Let's begin: she is a special kind of evil. She creates deals like Rumpelstiltskin, can hypnotize her prey, and doesn't even need a staff like Jafar.

Even look at her lair. Who do you think killed that beast? Ursula! I marvel at her ability to strike fear into her foes, even in King Triton himself. If you ask me, she is the number one villain of all time. Also, yes, indeed she is fat, but take her tentacles into perspective. She can squeeze the life out of six pitiful poor souls at one time.

Also, the color of her tentacles... black, the very color of evil and mystery. Also, the rest of her body is purple. People, come on, the color represents creativity and magic. We all know that she possesses some of the most recognizable dark magic of all time. She is so creative that she tricks Prince Eric into believing that she was the woman of his dreams. So, not only did she steal Ariel's voice, but she takes her man as well!

I hope this makes you realize the ultimate power of the great sea witch Ursula. Ursula may not be the fairest of them all, but she is definitely the evillest.

10 The Horned King (The Black Cauldron)

John Hurt did an epic job of emphasizing just how evil this guy really is. He will stop at NOTHING to get what he wants, even if it means killing off innocent cuddly creatures and sacrificing children.

Raises an army of undead warriors and tells them to destroy everything in their path. Should be number 1, even though I agree Frollo is also terrible.

He definitely is pretty evil. He looks like a devil to me, but too bad he thinks that his power cannot die. But he is wrong. He died all right.

The Contenders
11 Cruella De Vil (101 Dalmatians) Cruella de Vil is a fictional character who appeared in Dodie Smith's 1956 novel The Hundred and One Dalmatians, Disney's animated film adaptations 101 Dalmatians and 101 Dalmatians II: Patch's London Adventure, and Disney's live-action film adaptations 101 Dalmatians and 102 Dalmatians as the main... read more

This one was easy. Just search 'Dalmatian puppies' on Google Images and, assuming your heart isn't made of stone, you will understand exactly why Cruella De Vil earned a spot on this list. Not only does she have a terrifying rage-face, but she also tried to murder puppies. PUPPIES. Now, don't get me wrong, I've heard the whole, 'Well, you eat cows and sheep and chickens, don't you? What's wrong with eating dogs/guinea pigs/monkeys?' argument. Here's the thing: first off, she doesn't want to eat them. She wants to WEAR them. Plus, they're puppies, so hey, if you have a problem with my decision, you and your heart of stone can go.

12 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

Not sure if he's the most evil villain per se (there's plenty of material from the series to argue with my previous statement, as he did destroy an entire dimension, possibly killing billions of people), but he is definitely the most powerful one on this list. Not sure where the whole "Chernabog is the most powerful villain in Disney ever" thing began, but Bill Cipher would kick his butt so quickly it's not even funny. Like a typical villain, he is ruthless, cunning, but still has a humorous side to him.

He is feared for being in the 7th and 11th dimension, proving how dangerous he is. He can destroy entire universes, remember? And he managed to one-shot another universal level being, Time Baby.

13 Hades (Hercules)

For crying out loud... Hades continuously tries to kill his own nephew, Hercules, and his brother, Zeus. Not to mention, he's hilarious! And seriously, this guy is the LORD OF THE DEAD, okay? The devil. You can't get any more evil than that.

Hades is the coolest! He has the humor of Captain Hook, the backstabbing of Scar, the planning of Jafar, the power of Maleficent, the short temper of Cruella De Vil, and the manipulation of Gothel. He embodies the heartlessness of Shere Khan, all wrapped into one epic, awesome god of the dead!

14 Oogie Boogie (The Nightmare Before Christmas)

Oogie Boogie torturing Santa for fun definitely brings him to a very high slot at #5.

He is the shadow on the moon at night, filling your dreams to the brim with fright.

He's the shadow on the moon. He scares with style.

15 Mother Gothel (Tangled) Mother Gothel is the main antagonist of Disney's 2010 animated feature film, Tangled. She is a wicked crone who retained youth for hundreds of years through the healing properties of a magic, golden flower.

She said to Rapunzel during and in the movie, film, and special, "Everything I did was to protect you!" That is indeed so very not true in life and such what nonsense like used to show such very strong disagreement. She was all only just pretending to care when her motive was self-serving. She was like self-serving with servitude of oppressing Rapunzel with destroying her self-esteem with her hypocrisy and narcissism. I'd say to and tell her myself, "Even with saying you were just trying to protect others all in life, that was still like an anti-hero says and does like believes and thinks its ends justify the means in life, also even not to mention, it's done without faith in life, like according to God's wisdom which is what it relies on rather than man's wisdom with sight". The root of all hypocrisy is fear and low self-esteem. In my opinion, the essence of hypocrisy could be like thought of like and known as "protection without faith", like they just try to protect you in life even with trying to make their ends justify the means like done without faith in life, such as patriotism that cannot function as a virtue and is the virtue of the vicious. Patriotism could be like thought of and also known as even "protection without faith". She also even committed prostitution and harlotry that is the social evil.

16 Percival C. McLeach (The Rescuers Down Under)

This guy more than well deserves a spot on this list because he's a greedy poacher who LOVES killing and will do whatever he has to in order to get filthy rich. By the end of the movie, he even attempted to feed Cody to the crocodiles. And he has his own twisted way of singing "Home on the Range." He's cold and sadistic and loves it. He definitely makes a good villain.

Nothing personal, boy, but I wouldn't want to disappoint the rangers. They were looking so hard for you, and now... they're gonna find you!

This is the most realistic villain in Disney history. Poaching is a legitimate thing.

17 Doctor Facilier (The Princess and the Frog)

Facilier is evil, alright, because he's known as a sorcerer. He turned Tiana into a frog. At the end, though, he is frightened to see his friends on the other side, which drag him to death.

He, literally (and not the wrong use of literally, the actual, literal use) sold his soul for his powers.

He is my favorite villain of all time. Super cool. Should be the top guy in the number one slot!

18 Lots-o'-Huggin' Bear (Toy Story 3)

He is indeed considered the darkest, worst, and most evil villain out of all in the entire Toy Story franchise.

I loved stuffed bears. He messed up my childhood.

This is a truly tragic villain we have here.

19 Gaston (Beauty and the Beast) Gaston is a fictional character who appears in Walt Disney Pictures' 30th animated feature film Beauty and the Beast.

The reason I think Gaston is the most evil villain is not because of all the villainous things he does, but because he is so manipulative. He can manipulate and convince anyone (except Belle) to do anything he wants. The way he convinced that crowd of people to kill the Beast that fast is terrifying. He has so much power over the regular, harmless people that he will do what he wants, whether it is good or bad, and he has everyone's full consent.

He wanted to kill the Beast because the Beast fell in love with Belle. He stabs the Beast in the side and then dies by falling off the castle.

20 Lady Tremaine (Cinderella)

Yes, I agree 100% with Frollo being the most evil. However, Lady Tremaine must be second. She's evil with no powers. She tortured a beautiful, young, innocent girl for many years. She made her a servant for a long time. She made a deal with her and broke that deal by letting her daughters tear the dress she knew Cinderella worked hard for.

When she figured out Cinderella was the one at the ball, she locked her up in the attic where the duke wouldn't find her. She even broke the slipper right before Cinderella could try it on. Don't forget in the sequel where she gets ahold of the magic wand and casts a spell so the prince doesn't remember Cinderella, all for a selfish reason. This woman is underrated for her evilness, and I say she is at least top 10.

21 King Candy (Wreck-It Ralph) King Candy (real name Turbo) is the main antagonist of Disney's 2012 animated feature film, Wreck-It Ralph. He was the self-proclaimed ruler of Sugar Rush, a kart-racing video game set in a candy-themed kingdom. Originating from TurboTime, Turbo was once the most beloved character in the arcade, until... read more

Turbo basically disguises himself as a Disney sidekick, which is something that Disney has never really done before. Not to mention that he ends up manipulating his world so he can get what he wants. He basically ends up messing with everybody's memories and uses that to take over. Turbo is terrifying!

Turbo was once a popular video game character until he got jealous when a new racing game came out. He screwed up racing games and when "Sugar Rush" came out, (SPOILER ALERT!) he disguises himself as "King Candy", planning to screw that game up as well.

22 Bill Sykes (Oliver & Company)

Who? That's right, Sykes. For those of you who don't even know who this guy is, I'll give you a quick catchup.

He not only threatened and blackmailed a hobo (and his dogs), forcing him to do whatever he wanted, such as steal and kidnap, but he also did some of the dirty work himself. True, he never killed anyone, not in the film anyway, but he kidnapped a small girl and held her for ransom. Also, he has always creeped me out.

He's one of the more forgotten ones, but he's actually really good. Unlike many Disney villains, he's a modern one. And he gives a good representation of the underground world. Loan sharks (him being one), the mob, etc. Seedy people who you don't want to get involved with or cross. Unless you want to wear concrete shoes at the bottom of a river.

23 Governor Ratcliffe (Pocahontas)

So evil, just like Frollo. He attempted genocide, committed mass murder, and he's racist!

He always is greedy. He loves gold. I like him too.

24 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... read more

Say what you want about the other villains, most of them don't commit genocide.

Murdered several superheroes just because Mr. Incredible said no.

Hair is bigger than his head. What more do you want?

25 Bellwether (Zootopia)

I mean, seriously, I did NOT expect that. Wow! So startling. They should have made a more you know like a hyena or jaguar or something, but certainly not a sheep.

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