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

As soon as Evelyn makes her first appearance in the movie when she clumsily entered the room during Winston's meeting, I'm pretty sure 90% of the audience thought in their mind: "She's the villain." I know I did. That's a testament to Disney and Pixar's audience growing to expect these twist villains with each new movie. Her plan also doesn't make sense at all. She wants to make superheroes illegal forever despite them already being illegal for over 15 years. So what? She wants them to be even MORE illegal? Despite her plan being very convoluted and not well thought out, I still buy her motivations for her hating supers. If my parents died because they placed their trust in somebody who didn't come through to help them, I would be pissed about it too. At least her reveal occurred before the final 30 minutes, so we could actually get a sense of threat and danger by her presence. And she actually does have a pretty entertaining screen presence and has a few great lines. She's nowhere near the level of Syndrome, but she still is a decent villain for the movie. Still, I feel like if Incredibles 2 had a much better villain, it would be close to being on par with the original. However, it's still a Top 10 Pixar movie for me, personally.

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)

Bellwether is the kind of character you would not expect to be a villain. Which SHOULD make her a good twist villain. The problem is they reveal her as a villain way too late in the film for us to really even care. They don't even give her a backstory and they don't go into more detail about why she's doing what she's doing. She's just racist. They should've given her a better motivation. This is literally the only thing I hated about the movie. She could've worked as a villain, but they completely messed it up.

More than any other twist villain in Disney's history, the reveal of Bellwether just came off as pure lazy writing. The movie just randomly decides to have a villain in the last act for no real reason. It would be like if one of the mind-workers in Inside Out prevented Joy and Sadness from reaching HQ due to them being jealous that they don't have enough control of Riley. Or if one of the random crabs in Finding Nemo decided to kidnap Nemo because Dory threatened to feed him to the seagulls. Not exaggerating at all, Bellwether is only villainous for about 5 minutes of Zootopia's runtime. Her heel turn isn't even foreshadowed once during the entire movie. At least Hans had some shady undertones to his characterization before his true intentions were revealed so that him being the villain would actually make sense. He gave subtle hints such as the lyric "I've been searchin' my whole life for my own place" and the fact that he purposely aimed the bodyguard's arrow directly at the top of Elsa's chandelier in an attempt to kill her. Bellwether has none of that. The character that you see throughout the majority of the film is entirely different than the one you see in the climax. Bellwether's reveal as a villain is just a weak and lame move in a film that is otherwise amazing and intelligent.

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.

Tbh I like Frozen it's my childhood animated movie but also overrated. How could he become a twist villain in the end, and don't forget his plan was actually idiot. I know we tells Anna that his family abused him but if they give him as a villain in didn't work because his character doesn't really important in the plot and also he didn't do any crimes in the first place. If they want to make a villain it has to be Elsa herself it makes more interesting than him

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.

Honestlly, Callaghan made no sense due to the fact that 1. his motive of stealing the nanobots made no sense as he was going to have full control over them anyway 2. it made no sense that he would try to harm the kids, considering his whole backstory. Honestly, as cliche as it would have been, it owuld have made more sense for the corporate dude or someone connected to said corporate dude to be the villain and that be it.

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.

De la Cruz's reveal was very well-done and well-executed. Not much debate about that. Little by little, we learn more about Hector and Ernesto's past until we finally get the twist that led to Coco's entire plot. I just thought that this was extremely clever and poignant storytelling on Pixar's part. It's definitely the best moment of a movie that I find to only be good-not-great.

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!

Of course a company whose mascot is a mouse wouldn't allow one to be the villain. The only times they did make mice villains, the heroes were also mice.

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.

I never really saw Moana as having a villain. You know, other than the crab, the myth, the legend, Tamaota. Te Ka was much more of an obstacle that Moana and Maui needed to get by other than an actual bad guy. Besides, the reveal that Te Ka was actually Te Fiti is more of a straight-up twist than a "twist villain". A twist that I find to be very clever. Great movie.

I disagree. The twist was shocking and the kind of firepower Disney needs to hone, not just in their choice villains. Modern Disney should have more of the story-relevant plot twists their predecessors did if they want to keep the spirit of animation alive.

14 Ralph (Ralph Breaks the Internet)

Hahaha good one!

15 Professor Z (Cars 2)

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.

Reminds me of Hal from 2001: A Space Odyssey. Not quite the same, but it's still good seeing that articifical intelligence is highly debatable even in Disney movies.

How is he a twist villain? He is a robot, he doesn't talk much.

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 his popularity was superseded by newer games. Mad with jealousy, Turbo sought to reclaim the spotlight... 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.

I can easily tell he's the villain of the story, but what I didn't expect is that he's turbo. I didn't see that twist.

He's a good villain, but I wouldn't call it a twist. He was pretty much evil from the beginning.

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

I was shocked.

22 Charles Muntz (Up)

I saw it coming.

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 for revenge. Despite not having any super powers, he is extremely intelligent and creates state-of-the-art... 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

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