Top 10 Video Game Villains
Bowser is not just my favorite villain, but also probably my favorite character period. ;u; Every time I think of him I instantly get at least a bit happier. ;v; Fanboy stuff aside I love Bowser because of what he is - a powerhungry king who is also well-regarded by his men, a loving father and a nigh-unstoppable force to anyone whose name isn't Mario or Luigi. He's egotistical, yes, but he makes sure that he lives up to it, every single time, especially in Bowser's Inside Story, in which it could be considered his own game plus Mario's - and the day he gets a *true* game of his own without sharing a spotlight is the day I demand Nintendo to have all of my money. He *deserves* his #1 spot - he's earned it! ovo
Bowser never gives up, even with basically every other Mario character in existence against him (including other villains. Take cackletta for example).Yet, he pushes on with his army. Except for his minions and friends and family, every other Mario Character will join Mario's side in a battle royal for all Mario Characters. Bowser is the true hero of the franchise.
Ganondorf is definitely one of the more iconic villains in video games, and with good reason. Starting out in OoT as the reincarnation of a demon's hatred, Ganondorf grew envious over the land of Hyrule for its peace and serenity while his people were tormented in the desert. He manipulates many characters such as the King, Zelda, and even Link so he can obtain the Triforce and take over Hyrule. However, the Triforce divided into three different pieces when he found it and he was left with only Din's part, the Triforce of Power, which amplifies the strength of his magic and transforms him into the demon, Ganon, when it consumes too much of his hatred at his defeat. Finally, even when he's defeated, he always manages to return thanks to the link (see what I did there? ) with the hero.
Ganondorf. A being born of the hatred of the Demonic King Demise, the result of an eternal curse that causes him to be reborn time and time again to challenge Link and Zelda. He has surpassed even the being whose curse brought him into existence, accomplishing things that even his creator could not, mainly taking over the world, and acquiring the Triforce of Power. With his piece of the Triforce, his already considerable magical and physical power is increased to God-like proportions, making him somebody who entirely surpasses villains like Glados, Makarov, Bowser, and the like. He is probably immortal, being unable to die of things like age or disease, and is nigh-invincible, making it nearly impossible to kill him. Only particular weapons, such as the Master Sword, are capable of actually ending his life. Even holy weapons, like the Light Arrows, are only able to harm him, but not destroy him. Even in the event of his death, he always comes back, due to both the power of the Triforce, and the effect of the curse of Demise. As a human, he is known as a Demon Thief, a Great King of Evil, and even a Dark Lord. But Ganondorf is no mere mortal. Thanks to the Triforce, and the darkness within his heart, he is able to assume the form of the demonic beast, Ganon. To put it plainly, Ganondorf is impossible to overcome. He is evil incarnate, for no matter how many times you put him down, he will always return, whether he looks different, or has different powers, he is always the one and only Ganondorf. So tell me, what does a robot like Glados, or a terrorist like Makarov have on an immortal, God-like being such as Ganondorf? The answer is nothing. He would conquer not only Hyrule, but all that he lays eyes on. The only thing that has ever been able to stop him are the other owners of the Triforce. All hail Ganondorf, ultimate villain of not only video games, but of all fiction. Ok. I'm done ranting. :3
Bowser, Ganondorf, etc. are fine, but they're boring. They're just generic "I'm the bad guy who wants to take over the world" villains. GlaDOS is so much more. Out of these villains, she's the most interesting because despite her being a robot, she's the most human. She has motivations for her actions, but they're different than "I want to take over the world". Her character is complex, sometimes she hates the player, other times she is amused by the player, other times you can even catch a bit of sympathy. Her character has a level of depth unmatched by the generic "TAKE OVER THE WORLD! " villains that plague video games today.
GLaDOS is most DEFINTELY supposed to be on this list! She's a snarker, she's manipulative, she lies, she insults you, she forces you to (SPOILER! ) incernirate your Companion Cube and most of all... She takes delight in murdering people, going so far as to kill scientists just SECONDS after she's awakened!
But at the same time, she has a good side and is sympathetic. The perfect villain! She's most CERTAINLY my #1 video game villain of all time!
He is just too badass not to be no. 1, I mean with that long sword that can cut anyone one down and that charismatic air that he has makes you like him even if he is a little diabolical.
Nobody is more badass than Sephiroth. Everything he does and says is awesome. He has the coolest sword ever too. Anyone who doesn't think he should be #1 either hasn't played FF7 or is an idiot.
Iconic design, deplorable actions, completely badass theme songs (he keeps getting more and more with each appearance)... There's no way he isn't the greatest video game villain of all time
This guy mocks you every step of the way, hilarious, and everything he does makes you want to kill him. His origin as a Hero turned Villain is excellent. He's hilarious, unpredictable, thinks he's the hero the entire time and mocks you by calling you the "bad guy" (SERIOUSLY! ), and does a lot of terrible things including killing off certain people whom I won't say who they are! He's in my top 5, for sure!
He sticks around the entire game rather than showing up at the start and again at the end like a lot of villains. Even after a very well done boss fight he's not done because as he's bleeding out in front of you he has one last trick up his sleeve to ruin your day. "Never pick a fight with a man who has nothing left to lose."
A man who truly believes he is the hero all the while caging and forcing his daughter to help wake a monster to commit mass genocide and when you finally kill him, he still haunting Pandora as an A.I. what a great villain.
How can you not vote for him? Bad ass. Enough said.
He's also a pain in the ass to beat if you don't have
A infinite rocket launcher. I looked at my stats and he got
The most kills off of me. He killed me exactly 52 times. So yeah,
Get infinite rocket launcher.
Wesker is just awesome as a villain. To find him at No. 2 is just a mistake. He's evil, manipulative and just a great character.
He deserves to be on this list. He wanted to be the ruler of a race of super humans using a virus that he himself could barely control. Plus he's dificult to kill
Kefka is far better than any Call of Duty villain, I know that for a fact, and better than sephiroth. It is a shame this guy isn't number one, or at least higher on the list. He's like the joker of the video game world. At the time that Sephiroth was killing Aerith, Kefka was destroying the world.
This guy is pure evil. His only reason for living is his sick love of destruction, he manipulates many characters in his quest to godhood, and causes an apocalypse when he succeeds in becoming the new God of Magic!
Sephiroth 2nd and Kefka 21st? That's an insult! I'm at a loss of words. I can only express my surprise with three letters: what?
Vaas is such an amazing villain. The way he paralels with Jason is fantastic. From their actions to their clothes. Yet throughout the game you can see Jason becoming him. And even after I killed him. I felt sorry for him. Citra and Hoyt are the real villains and put him on this path
Vaas was the best villain in any game... the first time I played FarCry 3 the begging was a twist. I thought it was real but it was Vaas showing me a video. If Vaas was real, I think he would be about the same as Hitler in evil.
One of the greatest mo-cap performances for a video game. Michael Mando kills it (literally) in Far Cry 3. No to mention a great overall game!
A man who detonated a nuclear weapon in the Middle East killing 30,000 US Troops and god knows how many civilians.
A man who caused a massacre in a major Russian airport and made it look like the USA was responsible.
A Man who unleashed chemical weapons throughout Western Europe
A man who put the video game world on the brink of World War Three.
Vladimir Makarov never gave up on his ideology.
You guys are all crazy, Makarov killed more people in one airport massacre then the rest of the villains on this list combined in their lifetime.
Makarov is one hell of a bad guy. He slaughtered dozens of people in an airport, killed 30,000 men with a nuke and killed Soap Mctavish.
BEST VILLAIN EVER! Besides, having a woman in armor with extremely harmful laser beams and an alien space dragon with more laser beams makes a pretty suspenseful match.
I do not like the sound
He is the E.G.G.M.A.N. before saying that he is now turned into a joke remember the Scrap Brain Zone in 1991. He has the potential to take over the world.
Bowser is Iconic and all, but compared to what Eggman has actually achieved, he is nothing.
He is the most evil out of all of them. His Big Arms could toss Bowser.
Alright, he might not be the best but he IS BETTER THEN BOWSER! He literally kills of Mario, Peach, Luigi and even Bowser (you play as bowser). He commits universal genocide also. Then even when he dies he has a shadow of his power to continue the destruction of worlds.
The best kind of villain is one who Is evIl but Is humanIzed and that you can sympathize with and nobody fits that description better than Andrew Ryan.
He is an amazing character who is so twisted that he almost convinces you he's right. He's a dominating and charismatic personality, indeed.
The thing that makes Joker so difficult to defeat, and so awesome, is his unpredictability. He causes destruction for the sake of destruction. Will he target one guy? Will he target a whole city? You'll never know. If that doesn't make a villain, what does?
The Joker is a villain who has been around since the 1940s. He is one of the most iconic and consistently popular characters in popular culture ever. Mark Hamill has provided the character with the best voice possible for nearly 20 years.
I like the Joker and all, but I don't think it would be fair to call him a video game villain. Probably a comic book villain or something of that nature.
Without a doubt, the jerkiest villain out there.
I hate this guy so much, he manipulated ness, killed Lucas's mom and brother and caused wreak havoc on the whole WORLD
At least Giygas has redeeming factors.
Five Reasons To Vote For Fawful:
1. He has lasers
2. He has fury
3. He has chortles
4. His name is awesome
5. He is better than the main villain of his franchise, who is number one on this countdown.
He should be at least in the Top 15. This guy is a really great villain and managed to take down both Mario & Luigi and even Bowser! Seriously, why isn't he higher on this list?!
I have fury that Fawful is eleven!
Much better than those garbage koopalings. Bowser Jr builds and uses different machines against Mario. The krapalings have done that projectile fling and shell spin routine in four different games. They're boring, repetitive and predictable.
Bowser Junior is way better than his dad. his dad should be second. Bowser Junior ahould be number one. Bowser Junior is the one laughing in your face for the entire adventure ever since Super Mario Sunshine, not Bowser! Bowser is just there to steal away the final boss basttle!
The koopalings should take notes on how to be decent villians. They're lousy clones who do the same thing and are defeated in the exact same way. No wonder Bowser Jr outranks them.
Although shepherd had a stupid reason for being a villain he still was good at doing it
Yeh, Call of Duty rules, nothing is better than it and if you didn't try it, try it, I'd recomend MW3 or Black Ops.
This guy is a huge troll, but the likeable troll. You just can't but love him. He is hilarious, snarky and just a great villain.
He has the swag
I just love his theme and the fact he is both a doctor and a zombie.
This guy is COMPLETELY insane. Like, seriously, it's actually pretty terrifying when you have to literally go inside his mind and see all the nasty personal demons hiding in there.