Greatest Video Game Villains

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The Top Ten

1 Vladimir Makarov Vladimir Makarov

Makarov is a madman on a war path.

No comments? by the way?

3 words; Zachaev Airport Massacre. - jezza0

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.

2 Ganondorf Ganondorf Ganon (Referred to as Ganondorf in human form) is a fictional character and the central antagonist of Nintendo's Legend of Zelda series. He is a power-hungry Gerudo who possesses the Triforce of Power and aims to conquer Hyrule with the remaining Triforce parts.

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 ...more

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.

I'm sorry, I love Bowser and Wesker, but who the hell puts losers like Nikita and Makarov above Ganondorf or the other two previous mentioned? 'Cause they're from Call of Duty, is that why? Wow. This. List. Equals. Fail. We all know Ganon is the king of baddies, I mean he is hatred incarnate.

Ganondorf is the best video game villain ever! He's so epic, he has reached the unreachable by reaching the sacred realm and obtaining the Triforce of Power. He did conquer Hyrule, he did turn Hyrule into a dark wasteland-

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3 GLaDOS GLaDOS GLaDOS is a fictional artificially intelligent computer system appearing in the video games Portal and Portal 2. The character was created by Erik Wolpaw and Kim Swift and voiced by Ellen McLain.

Because the cake was a lie, and if that isn't pure evil, I don't know what is.

How in the anything that is sacred is GLaDOS not higher than this? She is sarcastic, and yet embodies true evil, while also being pure in Portal 2. Also, she destroyed the companion cube

6?! She's by far the most complicated, mad and cool villain I've ever seen. She's the only villain who understands that killing the main protagonist is too hard and, definitely her best part, she can make CAKES!

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!

4 Sephiroth Sephiroth Sephiroth is a fictional character and main antagonist in the role-playing video game Final Fantasy VII developed by Square.

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.

Bye far the best villain of all time. He's just simply badass

I prefer his remnants

He was born to be villian

5 Bowser Bowser Bowser is the main antagonist of the Mario Bros. Franchise. From kidnapping Princess Peach to simply destroying a fun game between Mario and Friends in the Mario Party spinoff series, this king of the Koopas has set up a certain hatred towards himself amongst the large cast of Mario Characters. He first ...read more.

Bowser is only the most recognizable bad guy of all the video villains that ever existed! How can you not like him? I mean he's a big bad fire-breathing turtle monster! You also gotta love a villain who will just never give up and just trying no matter times they fail!

All he does is kidnap one person and imprisons her. Makarov has actually murdered innocents. - jezza0

Only #23? Are you serious!? No matter how many times he fails, Bowser will try to stop Mario and kidnap Peach no matter what!

Bowser totally deserves #1 because he's the villain of perhaps the largest video game series ever!

In what universe is Bowser not 1st?

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6 Nikita Dragovich

Dragovich, Krevchenko, Steiner. All must die.

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.

7 General Shepherd

Although shepherd had a stupid reason for being a villain he still was good at doing it

He's the traitor that's why he the best

8 Rudolf Ulbricht von Sturmgeist Rudolf Ulbricht von Sturmgeist

Rudolf Ulbricht Sturmgeist is way more dangerous than Ganandorf. Sturmgeist was based on the real life SS Nazi officer who spear-headed the 3X1000 project involving the production of a new kind of combat aircraft known as the HO-IX jet fighter. If that plane entered the war the allies would have lost air superiority.

Baron Rudolf Ulbrict von Sturmgeist would easily defeat Sephiroth. A stupidly long kitchen knife vs an STG44 Assault Rifle? STG44 wins.

Rudolf Ulbrich Von Sturmgiest is a fictional SS officer of the 3rd Reich. Of course he's more viullainous than Lucifer.

Immortal God-like being my ass, Gannondorf has no chance against a Luftwaffe aricraft spearheaded by Sturmgeist, an SS officer who is probably sick enough to want to get into Gannondorf's face.

9 Albert Wesker Albert Wesker

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.

By far the greatest villain in the Resident Evil series. He's manipulative and just pure evil.

Wesker... He was a top official with Umbrella

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

10 Brian O'Neill

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11 Kefka Palazzo Kefka Palazzo Kefka Palazzo is a character in the Final Fantasy series of video games. Originally designed by Yoshitaka Amano, he appears in the 6th installment of the series - Final Fantasy VI.

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?

Kill everyone on doma
kill almost all esper
destroy earth
be a god
rule world

12 Lucifer (Dante's Inferno)
13 Dr. Andonuts (Radiation's Halloween Hack)

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.

14 Porky (Mother 3)

Without a doubt, the jerkiest villain out there.

15 Kuro (Ori and the Blind Forest)
16 Alberto Clemente
17 The Doctor (Cave Story)
18 Tartarus (Halo 2)
19 Kazuya Mishima (Tekken) Kazuya Mishima (Tekken) Kazuya Mishima is a fictional character in Bandai Namco's Tekken fighting game series, first featured as the protagonist in the original 1994 game.
20 Frank Tenpenny
21 Ballos (Cave Story) Ballos (Cave Story)
22 Ninetails (Okami)
23 Lev Kravchenko
24 Asriel (Undertale)

Asriel isn't a villain

25 Blue (Pokemon)

Not a villain, just a jerk.

Not a villain. Complete @sshole, sure, but not a villain. - Absolite

26 Vaas Montenegro (Far Cry) Vaas Montenegro (Far Cry) Vaas Montenegro is the secondary antagonist of Far Cry 3, appearing as the main antagonist for the first half of its storyline.

This guy should be number 2 right after Pagan min I mean this guy is great - Carri796

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!

27 Hades (Kid Icarus Uprising)

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.

28 Shao Kahn Shao Kahn Shao Kahn is a boss, announcer, and recurring playable character from the Mortal Kombat fighting game series. Introduced in Mortal Kombat II in 1993, he is the primary antagonist of the video game series and extended franchise.
29 Kurt Dierker
30 Carlo Falcone Carlo Falcone

Carlo Falcone is a ruthless, double crossing mobster, of course he's more villainous than Bowser who's just an animal.

31 Malus (Shadow of the Colossus)
32 Lou (Guitar Hero 3)
33 Dr. Eggman Dr. Eggman Doctor Ivo "Eggman" Robotnik is a fictional video game character and the main antagonist of the Sonic the Hedgehog series, created by Sega.

Blew up half of the moon as a WARNING! is number 34

His IQ is 300 enough said

GET TO THE TOP FIVE! GET OVER HERE!

34 Friedrich Steiner
35 The Joker (Batman Arkham Asylum) The Joker (Batman Arkham Asylum) The Joker is a fictional super villain created by Bill Finger, Bob Kane, and Jerry Robinson who first appeared in the debut issue of the comic book Batman (April 25, 1940) published by DC Comics. Credit for the Joker's creation is disputed; Kane and Robinson claimed responsibility for the Joker's design, ...read more.

The Joker proves a great villain as he is clever funny and just plain evil

36 Father Balder (Bayonetta) Father Balder (Bayonetta)
37 Matt Groening (Simpsons Game)
38 Ghosts (Pac-Man)
39 Fawful (Mario & Luigi Trilogy) Fawful (Mario & Luigi Trilogy) Fawful, known in Japan as Gerakobits, is a fictional character appearing in the Mario & Luigi series of role-playing video games developed by AlphaDream.

Why. Is. He. So. Low.

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?!

Fawful! - DCfnaf

40 Revolver Ocelot

The near unkillable cowboy with codenamed after a cat. He deserves top five for triple crossing everyone in mgs3.

41 Senator Steven Armstrong (Metal Gear Rising)

This guy is one of the most badass villains and the best final boss EVER! - ndog

42 Flowey (Undertale) Flowey (Undertale) Flowey is a flower in the RPG Undertale. He is the first character you meet, and also your best friend.
43 Rodrigo Borgia (Assassin's Creed) Rodrigo Borgia (Assassin's Creed)
44 Dracula (Castlevania)
45 Captain Blue (Viewtiful Joe)
46 Kuja (Final Fantasy IX) Kuja (Final Fantasy IX)
47 Sergeant Hollister (Gun)
48 Arthas Menethil

The Lich king is still alive. I am THE BEST! - TheLichKing

49 Dr. Nefarious

He would kill everyone and you're all morons ganon glados and Bowser!

The nemesis of Captain Qwark and Ratchet

50 Illidan Stormrage
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