Top 10 Worst Twist Villains in Disney Movies

Disney has been using a trope in their recent movies that people have been getting tired of. The twist villain. A character that gets introduced in the film and is revealed as the villain later on. Remember when Disney used to make awesome villains? I miss those days. So let’s take a look at the worst twist villains in Disney movies.
The Top Ten
1 Evelyn Deavor (Incredibles 2)

Incredibles 2 is very painfully bad but it's not really terrible like Toy Story 4. All of the characters are out of the box. Idk why people like this movie a lot, I even got taunted by my friends because I didn't like the sequel. And yes her motives doesn't make any sense at all according to she and her brother backstory. It's not bad as Miles Axlerod or Zurg. But I wish they give her more characterization becomes more pure evil than Syndrome but nahh I probably they're now really bad portraying villains in this new modern era

2 Miles Axlerod (Cars 2)

Worst Pixar villain and also the movie as well not gonna lie. I know he's a mastermind but his plan is confusing as hell and easily got arrested

There are people who hate Cars 2, and then there are people who like fart jokes. Other studios should take notes here if they want to learn how NOT to do a twist villain! Early on in the movie, we find out there is someone behind the racers getting blown up to make Allinol look bad, but we literally don't find out who it is until THE LAST FEW MINUTES! I don't even remember exactly what his plan was since I haven't watched this movie in a long time and it should be banned from existence because of how atrocious it is. Axlerod invented Allinol, yet he's trying to get other cars to stop using Allinol. That's the best way I could sum it up. It's so stupid. This entire movie is garbage. Cars and Cars 3 had more focus. This one is just a mess with some pretty cool action scenes. Terrible movie. It's worse than Batman v Superman! It's worse than A Wrinkle in Time! It's worse than the Teen Titans Go movie! Absolute trash!

3 Dawn Bellwether (Zootopia)

She is also in that terrible Zootopia dark ride in Shanghai Disney as the main villain, where her sole motive is kidnapping Gazelle, which is just pathetic. I really have to criticize that because it would have been better if Duke Weaselton was the main villain of the ride instead since well it could have given him more spotlight and it seems more in character for him to do something like that then Bellwether.

Reasoning is dumb. Her sole motive is kidnapping Gazelle which is not that bad. Overall she is forgetabble and the way they defeat her is dumb

4 Prince Hans (Frozen) Prince Hans of the Southern Isles, also known as Hans Westergaard, is a fictional character from Walt Disney Animation Studios' 53rd animated film, Frozen.

Now, it was never stated in the movie if Anna and Elsa have another relative, a cousin perhaps, that could've taken over the throne (I don't know how royalty works, I could be getting facts wrong), but it was also never stated that they don't. Basically, Hans' plan is very flawed. He wants to get married so he could take over the throne, but that's not how these kinds of things work. If he actually married Anna, he would still be a prince. There are actually quite a lot of reasons to hate him. Especially since you can easily tell that he wasn't originally planned to be the villain. That was originally gonna be Elsa. But of course the only reason people hate her is because he's from Frozen. It's all about bias.

5 Robert Callaghan (Big Hero 6)

The movie tries its hardest to convince us that Krei is the villain. This is pretty much their way of saying that Krei is definitely NOT the villain. I'm not saying the actual villain reveal wouldn't have been obvious if they hadn't tried to make us believe it was someone else, but it would've actually showed they were trying to make an attempt to fool us. Anyway, the actually villain is Robert Callaghan and his motivation is extremely weak. He's attempting to destroy everyone just because his daughter is supposedly dead. Even though it was an accident. Considering Big Hero 6 is technically a Marvel movie, I'm not surprised that the villain is very weak given their history.

6 Lyle Tiberius Rourke (Atlantis: The Lost Empire)

Very forgettable character. It was obvious he was gonna become the villain. This movie sucks. Moving on.

I would say he's underrated twist villain. He just greedy and traitorous mercenary who wants all the richness of Atlantis

His motivation is too get money. If you travel to Atlantis, won't you already get tons of money?

7 Ernesto de la Cruz (Coco)

The villain was my biggest problem with Coco. It seems like they couldn't come up with a climax for the movie, so they decided to make Ernesto the antagonist. They clearly only did it to build up to the reveal of Ernesto NOT being Miguel's great great grandfather and that Hector is. This just seemed lazy to me. People say that Hans seemed like a last minute villain (which he literally was) but why does Ernesto get a pass? It comes right out of nowhere with no build up whatsoever. I would've preferred if he was just a jerk, but he actually caused Hector's death and almost killed Miguel. In my opinion, this movie didn't need a villain.

8 Sugar Plum Fairy (The Nutcracker and the Four Realms)

Mother Ginger and Mouse King should be villains in this movie. Sugar Plum Fairy nicely welcomed Clara but the problem is making her a villain unnecessarily! I've also expected Mother Ginger being a main antagonist in this movie and it would be better if Mother Ginger stayed as a villain and Sugar Plum Fairy as a heroine.

I hate how Sugar Plum Fairy being a villain instead of Mouse King. In the ballet, the Mouse King destroying all the realms in Nutcracker, while in Disney, Sugar Plum Fairy does that. How dumb is that! She should be in top 5 least, horrid!

9 Grem (Cars 2)
10 Acer (Cars 2)
The Contenders
11 Rico (Home on the Range)

In all honesty, this twist was just as dumb and predictable as the movie itself.

This part of the film has always confused me.

12 DJ (Star Wars: The Last Jedi)

This is the guy who was the REAL twist villain of Star Wars: The Last Jedi, and while he is a codebreaker, he's not the MASTER Codebreaker.

13 Te Fiti (Moana)

Te Ka isn't THAT bad of a villain. She is pretty awesome looking and has a reason for being a villain. Unfortunately, I wish they hadn't treated her reveal like it was some big twist. Literally from the start you can easily tell that Te Ka is Te Fiti. We had to wait until the end of the movie for them to reveal it even though it was very obvious. When they finally revealed it, I literally shouted "duh! " Moana uses a bunch of tropes that I've grown tired of, but they couldn't even do a simple villain reveal right.

14 Ralph (Ralph Breaks the Internet)
15 Professor Z (Cars 2)

Just Forgetabble. This is one of those movies where there is no villian and AUTO is just a bad attempt at making a villian. His reasoning was he was programmed to do it. WOW very Interesting

If you love this movie, that's fine. But I highly doubt anyone actually remembers the villain. I've heard tons of people praise Wall-E as an amazing film and one of the best Pixar movies ever, but I rarely ever hear anyone mention AUTO. I'll give it this. It was at least following orders. Unfortunately, this is just a very forgettable villain.

17 Master Codebreaker (Star Wars: The Last Jedi)

Of all the movie's many infamous attempts at subverting audiences' expectations, this was the one that felt the dumbest and most forced.

18 Clayton (Tarzan)

Not really a twist villain, but he's not exactly the epitome of evil when you first get to see him either.

19 Jackson Storm (Cars 3)
20 King Candy/Turbo (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

Anyone watching the film already knew that King Candy would be the villain of the movie. Disney wasn't trying to keep it a secret. They made it clear that he was the antagonist. But then they decided to throw in the twist of King Candy actually being Turbo. Which was honestly obvious to begin with. They spent an entire scene talking about his backstory. Obviously it would have some sort of purpose. Also, his game was about racing and Sugar Rush is about racing. Honestly, I find it hard to believe people didn't see this coming. His reveal was pretty cool though. Basically, his game got unplugged, so he designed Sugar Rush. I feel like Turbo being a villain overall didn't fit well.

21 Lotso (Toy Story 3) Lots-o'-Huggin' Bear ("Lotso" for short) is the main antagonist of Toy Story 3. He takes over Sunny Side Day Care and makes all the other toys work for him.

I really hate him, he is such an idiot and had no right of being a villain.

Poorly written and shouldn't have been given a tragic backstory if they really wanted him to be extremely depraved it also doesn't help that sites like T.V. Tropes and Villains Wiki have a huge obsession with the character and include him in many places on their sites as much as possible

22 Charles Muntz (Up)
23 Stinky Pete (Toy Story 2) Stinky Pete, also known as The Prospector, is a fictional character in the Toy Story universe. He serves as a primary antagonist in Toy Story 2 (1999) and is voiced by Kelsey Grammer.

I kinda like this guy, he does have a backstory that explains why he's evil. As a little kid, I couldn't believe that he is a bad guy.

24 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.

He's not a twist villain. He's evil right from the moment he's introduced.

25 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

Syndrome is actually a very complex villain, having his hero totally diss him in the first 15 minutes of the movie, I'm not surprised that he became a villain. He has believable motivations, unlike some people... *scrolls back to Callahan*

It was obvious that he was a villain, but it had good proof that he was incrediboy, creating enough chemistry, but it was easy to predict it overall.

No, I disagree with this one. I thought Syndrome had some good reasons to turn evil (I'd be pissed if someone I looked up to treated me like trash and), and was a good, slightly sympathetic villain. - SailorSedna

8Load More
PSearch List