Greatest Villain Emperors of All Time

We've seen many of these guys rise and fall in video games, movies, TV series, comics, anime/manga, literature, etcetera. But I would like to know based on your perceptions just who is the greatest among them.

Remember, if you are going to add then make that person is an EMPEROR with an antagonistic position (i.e. he is a BAD GUY) in the storyline.


The Top Ten

1 Emperor Mateus Palamecia (Final Fantasy Series)

Emperor of both Heaven and Hell, it's pretty hard to beat that.

Come on. Old guy comes to rule the planet, then when you think you're rid of him, splits his soul to rule both Heaven and Hell. What. Also the mofo is quite a snappy dresser, and had the sexy bishounen thing down before our guys Sephiroth, Kuja, Jecht, etc. were on the map. He dominates as a total badass and has style. Guys want to be him, chicks want to do him. The End.

He's the best damn villian ever! Forget just Emperor or FF wise

2 Emperor Palpatine (Star Wars Saga) Emperor Palpatine (Star Wars Saga) Sheev Palpatine (also known by his Sith identity Darth Sidious and publicly as Senator Palpatine, then Supreme Chancellor Palpatine, and later Emperor Palpatine) is a fictional character and one of the primary antagonists of the Star Wars franchise, mainly portrayed by Ian McDiarmid.

He managed to elude the Jedi who were actively searching for him, while presenting them with misinformation and manipulating Queen Amidala into calling for a vote that would ultimately allow him to become Emperor.

3 Emperor Zurg (Toy Story Franchise)
4 Emperor Gruumm (Power Rangers Series)
5 Emperor Arcturus Mengsk (Starcraft Saga)
6 Emperor Ken Ichijouji (Digimon Series)
7 Emperor Shao Kahn (Mortal Kombat Series)
8 Emperor Jagang (Sword of Truth)
9 Emperor Valkorion (Star Wars: The Old Republic)
10 Emperor Ganishka (Berserk)

The Contenders

11 Emperor Leto Atreides II (Dune)
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