Favourite Disney Villains


The Top Ten

1 Scar - The Lion King

Scar is definitely #1 among the Disney villains : he doesn't fight you, he backstabs you. He lies, he manipulates and he kills ruthlessly to get what he wants.

He killed his big brother and tried to pin the guilt on his nephew.

He raised an army of hyenas, talked trash to them all along, and ruined the pride lands in a few years of ruling.

And when he was finally backed down to a corner, he fought dirty!

Best thing about Scar? He's not advertising being a villain : he plots, he moves his pawns in the shadow and when he strikes, you're already done for! Who knew Scar was the villain before he tossed Mufasa off that cliff (viewer aside)? No-one! Heck he even managed to get away with kin(g)slaying for years without anyone even suspecting him...

And to those who say Maleficient is a much better villain than Scar, I say "bitch please?! ".

You piss off Maleficient, what's she gonna do? Make you sleep for a few years?

You piss of ...more

That little voice in the back of everyone else' mind that tells them NOT to say something out loud, you know that voice? Yeah Scar doesn't have that. I mean, he insulted his minions right in front of their faces and they accepted it because the amount of Scar's badassary is through the roof. Who else would still have THAT many followers after openly stating, "I'm surrounded by idiots." and many other cruel comments? No one.


Scar, where do I begin. First of all, I hate Scar, which is good. He's a villain! He's doing his job! I don't like him, and I shouldn't, which is why I like him. Making sense? Plus his hyena's are pretty great, just gonna say it. He's got a great song, and the guy can sing, and it sounds evil. He is purely evil, unlike others like Gaston and Yzma, to name a few. He is really dangerous. Make him mad, what's gonna happen? I don't wanna know! Make Gaston mad what's he gonna do? Arm wrestle you? Gaston is great but he is not a villain. (Sorry about getting off topic.) Also Lion King is a great movie, and one of the reasons is Scar! You need a good villain to have a good movie. And Lion King is a classic. Also Lions are very scary. Scar is a perfect name. And he is related to the main character! What villain is the uncle of the hero? Not predictable or average. Team Scar all the way, because I hate him. Please die Scar - superfan

Scar for the world!

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2 Maleficent - Sleeping Beauty Maleficent - Sleeping Beauty

Number 2? Really people? And you voted Scar as number one? Maleficent is the greatest disney villain ever, and the scariest. Because she has so much power, she is maybe the only one who did won during the movie. Aurora's curs came true, she captured Philip... I mean? Sure, Lady Tremaine is the biggest bitch of all time, and The Queen in Snow White is a psycho, Frollo is a sociopath, and that Rat on lady and the tramp?! JESUS that's pretty scary stuff... But scar? Scar is total crazy, and delivers some funny stuff from time to time, but he's so stupid and coward, he doesn't have the dignity Maleficent has. Plus she has a castle of her own, and maybe the scariest place off all the movies I've seen, you DON'T wanna get near that place.

I just love Maleficent. She's so sinister, there is no such thing as comic relief for her. She's elegant, imposing, powerful and completely evil. She gets what she wants in the end but of course she doesn't win but still who can forget her. She is the reason why I like Sleeping Beauty, because lord knows that Auroral isn't the reason. Ultimate classic Disney villain.

Scar is probably one of my favorites. But Maleficent? BOOM! RIGHT UP AT ONE EASILY! She's the mistress of all evil, being more powerful then a lot of Disney villains. Scar did become king and almost killed half of Africa, but what if Maleficent actually won and actually ruled too? She would cause EVERYONE to be her slave or die, fire everywhere, screams, blood, swords, and more. She is powerful. - LpsDisneyTmntFreak

Disney THEMSELVES said that maleficent is the number 1 Disney villian

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3 Judge Claude Frollo - The Hunchback of Notre Dame Judge Claude Frollo - The Hunchback of Notre Dame

I can't stand Frollo...so that technically means that I think he's the best villain, right? That's how it works? Well, yeah, Frollo is the worst, he's down right evil and scary! He is discriminative which is something I really hate. He is so sinister and his villian song is the creepiest, I mean come on, its called Hellfire...'enough said. He was so cruel to poor naive Quasimodo, he killed his mother right at the steps of the church and to top it all off he was willing to drop Quasimodo down a well...a BABY! He even referred to him as "an un-holy demon" and a "foul creature" just because of a birth defect. Plus, like any villian, he is greedy and will do anything to get his way. Even. Setting. Paris. On. Fire. Frollo is the one who should be called a demon! These are just a few of the things he did. The worst part of all is that he does all these things while posing as a very religious official. He thinks he was pleasing God? I think not! (I know not). Hands down, Frollo is the most ...more

Scar is way too over-the-top and bland compared to this guy. Don't get me wrong, Scar HAS a motivation, but everyone already knows he's evil, and he even outright brags about it. Frollo legitimately believes what he does is good, and that he is serving God. He does horrible things, but constantly finds justifications for why he did said things, while Scar knows he did bad things and just sticks with it. I like what his voice actor, Tony Jay, said about his character: "What I like about Frollo, is that we, uh, tried to write him in a way, that all his actions, all the things he does... Are understandable, but not excusable." You understand why he did the things he did, but you still hate him for it. And also, he's probably got the coolest villain song, "Hellfire". I mean, come on, guys. COME ON.

Maleficent (from sleeping beauty) is known for being the most evil Disney villain, because she cursed a new born, but Frollo is dark, cruel, and attempted to kill a new born over a birth defect. When Frollo gets caught trying to do this, and is not able to kill Quasimodo, he takes him up to a tower where he hides him. Everything else I have to say was already said by DarkLord. Any way, I think Frollo is the #1 most evil Disney villain Maleficent is no.2. That's just me though.

Appart from what anyone mentions:

Do you remember the scene when Phoebus arrive at the Palace of Justice? I love that scene. When Phoebus arrives, Frollo is having a man tortured. Then he gives instructions on how to make it even more painful. Then he greets Phoebus and says "My last captain of the guard was a bit... disappointing" and we hear a scream (he's torturing his old captain of the guard! ) and he smiles. What a bastard.

This scene is forgotten among all the other despicable things he does in the movie. But does Scar do something like this? Naaah, Scar is totally overrated. Frollo is the best!

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4 Jafar - Aladdin Jafar - Aladdin

He is the MOST EVIL Disney Villain. He is usually the 2nd best, but I want him to be 1st! WE WANT TO VOTE FOR JAFAR! He is better than Hades. I like Jafar so much! He is greatest Disney Villain than EVERY Disney Villain! I'm his favorite Disney Villain! He's so powerful!

Jafar is so cool! Jafar is the greatest Disney Villain in the world! Jafar is my #! Fan! Jafar is better than Hades, Clayton, Scar, and more! I like how he sings! I like how he dress like! Jafar is the greatest Disney Villain in the whole town. Jafar is one of my favorite Disney Villain in the world. I like how he mind-control to others.

Jafar is the greatest Disney Villain in the world. Jafar is the greatest Disney Villain in the whole town. Jafar is better than other Disney Villains. Jafar is the greatest Disney Villain in the world. Jafar is the greatest Disney Villain in the whole town.

Jafar is almost the humanized version of Scar. - Daviddv0601

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5 Hades - Hercules

Hades is the most hilarious villain ever! Such a hothead, too (LITERALLY! ) The best thing about him is his hair (no doubt about that)! How it turns orange when he's mad (but it's weird; when his hair is orange, his hair is cooler 'cause orange fire is cooler than blue fire), how it sparks when he is excited, and his hairstyle! YEAH!

Seriously, you have to admit that Hades is the funniest, coolest, and the most short tempered Disney villain of all time! I love it when he's mad! His hair is AWESOME!

Hades is one of my favorites. My other faves would have to be maleficent, scar and chernabog. It was a close one for me, but after careful decision, I decided on hades! He is absolutely hilarious and still a bad*ss at the same time!

Could sass every other villain to shame.

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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 by far the best villain of all time. She is a realist, unlike King Trident. The trident guy just demands that his daughters obey him and do exactly what he says. She gives poor little Ariel a chance to do what she loves. But of course, like everything in life, it come with a price. She can't just let Ariel go up to the sea and live happily ever after. What would that teach Ariel about life? People just can't handle the truth about life. King Trident's message in life is always copy and follow other people's views about how they think things should be. Ursula's message in life was if you want something in this world, you will have to fight for it, and dodge obstacles to get there - Zach2277

Yup plus Ursula would be out of a business if she gave away stuff for free. - NerdBunny

I was expecting Ursula to be number one! Come on, don't tell me you didn't laugh at the part where she said "the importance of BODY LANGUAGE, HA! " Her song is fantastic and she was one of the smartest villains of all time. She tricked Ariel into making a deal and basically set her up for failure. She's evil, cunning, and has a distinctive personality

One of my favorite Disney villains I also like captain hook but I had to choose between them so I picked Ursula. I really like the song poor unfortunate souls and it made me curious as to why she got kicked out of king tritons kingdom and I love the way she acts she has a very evil voice and she is very manipulating and tricky! Shes a great Disney villian


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7 Shere Khan - The Jungle Book

No way no way no way he is so cool but not like scar shere khan is all about a fight while scar is full of lies and threats one thing is that they are both ready for revenge

Shere Khan is the best Disney villain! He appears in the best Disney movie, The Jungle Book

Shere Khan was the most evilest in the 2016 Jungle Book remake. He was a true killer and monster.

Super cool tiger easily makes one of the top 3 best Disney Villains. He seems to be charming and sophisticated, until Baloo stops him from killing Mowgli and he goes crazy. Points for the live action version. - Dylanvincent

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8 Gaston - Beauty and the Beast 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 defination of a d-bag - aman28

Hilarious villain. He honestly makes me crack up! As much as he's a complete douche, he's kind of hot. Like, those muscles? Damn

Gaston is the best! But why the stupid pic on my left!?

Gaston is the winner of the no belle prize. - PrincessFan

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9 Doctor Facilier - Princess and the Frog

COME ON, HOW CAN THIS GUY BE SO LOW! HE WAS EPIC! I mean compared to the other Disney villains, Doctor had better songs and was really great artistically. I know he was a coward but that just made me like him even more. He was a realistic villain. Honestly, he deserves, at least, to be on the top 20! Plus he's got friends on the other side!

I love this movie so much and he was one of the best villains. Where most villains are from made up world this doctor work his evil in New Orleans. Who ever said that the best villains had to be from a made up land are wrong. He shows that ever on Earth things aren't safe.

Oh well. we all knew facilier would not be number 1. but... I still think he is the best disney villain. I mean can you think of a animated villain that is dragged kicking and screaming into the voodoo spirit world, NO! Can I tell you something I hate maleficent just because of all the hype she gets and she controlls black magic just like facilier.

Dr. Facilier should be ranked MUCH, MUCH higher due to his significant role that was implied in the movie, intelligence and unique style. While all villains share one common quality: Evilness, he just seems to possess character traits that nobody shares. That guy was a total genuis, plans his own schemes before stepping into game and does know how to manipulate his victims. Another thing quite attractive in him despite his role, is how unique his style is aside of the fact he's intellectual, knowledgeable and excruciatingly vicious. He can sing, dance, play instruments all in such swag ad entertainment.
But how can we talk abouthim, without mentioning his song number: Friends on the Other Side? If ya watch it, you would totally understand me.

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10 Chernabog - Fantasia Chernabog - Fantasia

Chernabog is possibly the most evil thing that has ever been created by Disney. Yet, he is not a well known villain. But he is one of the scariest most intimidating demons I have ever seen. He is also my most favorite villain that was in my most favorite Disney film fantasia

I think a Chernabog is the most evil all time Disney villain because he is the god of evil who is secretly the Disney villain group leader and is the only Disney villain that can never die so I vote for him.

He is the most evil villain Disney has ever created. You are literally looking into the eyes of Satan! - Gabriola

Why sin't he number 1? he is the most evil, the scariest, and the most evil villain EVER! This is the darkest thing Disney has ever created! Just look at him!

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The Newcomers

? The Evil Queen - Snow White The Evil Queen - Snow White
? Ramsley - The Haunted Mansion

The Contenders

11 Captain Hook - Peter Pan Captain Hook - Peter Pan Captain James Hook is a fictional character, the antagonist of J. M. Barrie's play Peter Pan; or, the Boy Who Wouldn't Grow Up and its various adaptations, in which he is Peter Pan's archenemy.

While Captain James Hook might not look threatening, especially when in the presence of Tick Tock, he can be very cunning, seeing as how he is able to trick Tinker Bell into revealing where Peter Pan's hideout is. He also finds a loophole in the promise that he made. A great villain must be both threatening and comical, and Captain Hook does a great job at both. - c0mf0rta61ynum6

He at least deserves to be in the top 5s. He is my favourite Disney villain of all time but at least have him be in the top 5s. He is not exactly the most threatening villain but he did kill someone in the first film, and he is actually a lot smarter than people think. Seeing how he was able to manipulate Jane and Tinkerbell into trusting him, only to backstab them later. He is also kind of funny to watch when he meets his fate with the Crocodile and the Octopus. - Daviddv0601

Captain Hook is a great character, a GREAT villain. You definitely have to watch out for people like him. I agree, he is very cunning. And you can't forget that hook for a hand. Can definitely be pretty frightening to some, not me though. - RebeccaN123

He is awesome

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12 Cruella de Vil - One Hundred and One Dalmatians Cruella de Vil - One Hundred and One 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.

She is the villain in one hundred and one dalmatians her crooks horace and jasper locks the nanny in the attic when they trick her parking their truck in front of the Radcliffe house

Totally number one who is against turning puppies into fur so that is tots wrong

All time favorite villain! - funkymonkey

Drink some coffee bro, I love Cruella

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13 Yzma - The Emperor's New Groove Yzma - The Emperor's New Groove Yzma is the royal adviser of Emperor Kuzco in 'The Emperor's New Groove'. She is also a mad potions master and after being fired by Kuzco, she tries to use her potions to get rid of him and instate herself as empress.

Best Villain! So funny! Ah, how shall I do it? Oh, I know. I'll turn him into a flea, a harmless, little flea, and then I'll put that flea in a box, and then I'll put that box inside of another box, and then I'll mail that box to myself, and when it arrives...


...I'll smash it with a hammer! It's brilliant, brilliant, brilliant, I tell you! Genius, I say!

knocks over bottle of poison on flower, which shrivels up and dies

Or, to save on postage, I'll just poison him with this. - pepperminty15

I know how to make Yzma number 1. First we turn Scar into a flea, a harmless, little flea, and then I'll put that flea in a box, and then I'll put that box inside of another box, and then I'll mail that box to myself, and when it arrives... SMASH IT WITH A HAMMER!

It was a tough one! It was a tie between Yzma or Hades for this one. They both were HILARIOUS in their movies&without either of them being in them, the movies wouldn't have been as good. Yzma was power hungry and she did it in a way that made the audience love her. Her appearance made her unforgettable and the kitten appearance was just plain adorable


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14 The Wicked Queen - Snow White and the Seven Dwarves

The wicked Queen is the best looking Disney villain ( before her transformation) so I pick her. I don't know why she let jealousy ruin her looks, jealousy is truly an evil trait to have. I think that's one of the lessons you learn in that movie, considering what happens to her.

I remember hiding underneath the cushions, fearing the wicked queen would kill me through the screen. - ohright

Shouldn't she be at like three or something! She was simple like with the apple but deathly evil

The Wicked queen should be in the top ten. She is super jealous and cold hearted and she rocks as a villain

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15 Professor Ratigan - The Great Mouse Detective

Why is this movie so underrated? It's my favorite Disney movie and by far has the BEST villain ever! Here are my reasons:
1. Vincent Price
2. Fidget was his henchmen
3. He had the original villain song
4. He came the closest to winning
5. He has the best final battle scene
6. He's hilarious
7. He loves being evil
8. He keeps all of his anger inside until the very end, in which he snaps, and its terrifying
9. He's smart and unpredictable
He just steals the whole movie! - 17nobrien

Ratigan is one of my all-time favorite Disney Villains. He is incredibly underrated and forgotten. He's better than Captain Hook because he could be threatening and humorous at once without being too comedic, which Hook suffered from.

He's just awesome! and he's scary when he went into his rage mode near the end of the movie.

and is it bad that I think Tim Curry would of made a perfect understudy if it wasn't Vincent Price voicing him?

He's charismatic and charming but also psychotic and wicked, making him both likeable and villainous. And Vincent Price... Jesus Vincent Price... WHAT A PERFORMANCE! AS GOOD AS JEREMY IRONS AS SCAR

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16 Mother Gothel - Tangled Mother Gothel - Tangled Mother Gothel is a fictional character who appears in Walt Disney Pictures' 50th animated feature film Tangled.

I think Gothel is an amazing villain because not only is she extremely deceptive and probably has one of the most thought out and relatable back stories, she had the most depth. Right down to the part where for a moment, one shining moment, Gothel felt actual concern for Rapunzel. The entire song 'Mother knows Best' isn't just Gothel wanting Rapunzel for herself, but also her concern for Rapunzel. Why else would she point out that Rapunzel was getting chubby when there were cleary much more evil, deceptive things she could've said? And she also had a look of true motherly concern when she found out Rapunzel was missing. Gothel is also very relatable in two ways. One, mankinds desire for eternal life. That is all Gothel wants, eternal life. Everyone has dreamed of it at some point, Gothel just tried to make her dreams come true. And Two, people like Gothel ACTUALLY exist. There are parents who treat their children like that. Sad, but true. Gothel was by far, the best villain.

Not only does she successfully kidnap a baby princess, she also brainwashes her into thinking she's her mother, keeps her in a tower for 18 years, and stabs her boyfriend prison-style! She is EPIC!

I think mother gothel is a mastermind. The way she planned every thing out before confronting rapunzel is amazing, you need a person who is super intelligent to do that. She made sure that after going home rapunzel would never want to leave the tower again.
I also love the song "mother knows best"

Totally should be higher

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17 Lady Tremaine - Cinderella Lady Tremaine - Cinderella

She doesn't have any magical powers or minions, only has control over one person's life. And she manages to squeeze every drop of joy out of it! Amazing!

She turns poor Cinderella into a servant in Cinderella's own home too.

She has that unsettling glare. Creepy... - Daviddv0601

Lady Tramaine is a bully. She torments and mentally abuses poor, innocent Cinderella. I always found this kinda like child abuse.

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18 Bellwether - Zootopia Bellwether - Zootopia

Spoiler alert: She is the "Hans" of Zootopia

Spoiler Alert
She Is The Hidden Main Antagonist

In My Words, Bellwether Will Always Not Just Be A Bad Disney Villain, But A Bad Villain In General, - VideoGamefan55 - VideoGamefan5


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19 Davy Jones - Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End Davy Jones - Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End Davy Jones is a fictional villain character in the Pirates of the Caribbean feature film series, who first appears in the second film, Dead Man's Chest and returns in the series' third installment, At World's End.

WHAT the? he shouldn't even be a villain, he is actually not cruel how you think it, he had a bad life and I'm actually glad what he tried to do to Jack Sparrow, Jack didn't keep a promise so yes, that's why he is like that, I really like him so he inspired me making him a daughter and making me write a book series called "Pirates of the Dark Seas" and it's about the Pirates of the Caribbean Characters' daughters

I love him he is my FAVORITE Disney villain but my second is Ursula Davy Jones kills the ones that try to kill him he also has a bad life too.

he just freaks me out with his nasty beard!

He gave me nightmares

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20 Shan Yu - Mulan Shan Yu - Mulan

has to be number 1 he's like a chinese hitler - decorulez97

He's not exactly the best, but he's really evil. He's implied to have killed a kid!

Murdered a little girl, sought to murder the entirety of China... Don't get much eviler than that!

Shan Yu is the most badass - 906389

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