Top 10 Most Likable TV Cartoon Villains

There are bad guys we hate or just love to hate, but instead we just love them.

The Top Ten

1 Discord - My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic Discord - My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic Discord, also known as the Spirit of Disharmony, is a former-antagonist-turned-supporting-protagonist in My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic.

But if there is a Discord, shouldn't there be a Harmony to make things equal and if there are the elements of harmony, there has to some sort of elements of discord? I'm just wondering.

Torn between Discord and Bill Cipher, but ever since the Season 6 finale, I realized how amazing this guy is

He's better than the Ice King from Adventure Time

"Looks like we might be due for a big ol' storm of chaos! " - iEatElders

V 3 Comments
2 Aku - Samurai Jack Aku - Samurai Jack Aku is a fictional character and the main antagonist of Samurai Jack, an American animated television series created by Genndy Tartakovsky for Cartoon Network.

"Fool! Oh, fun fact. That was the last remaining time portal in existence! " - ModernSpongeBobSucks

Best villan every created

3 Mojo Jojo - The Powerpuff Girls Mojo Jojo - The Powerpuff Girls Mojo Jojo is a fictional character from the American animated television series, The Powerpuff Girls, created by animator Craig McCracken for Cartoon Network.
4 Megatron - The "Transformers" Franchise Megatron - The Megatron is a character from the Transformers franchise, created by Hasbro in 1984, based on a toy design by Takara.
5 The Shredder - The "TMNT" Franchise
6 Dr. Heinz Doofenshmirtz - Phineas and Ferb Dr. Heinz Doofenshmirtz - Phineas and Ferb Dr. Heinz Doofenshmirtz is a fictional character and the main antagonist from the animated television show Phineas and Ferb. He was created by Dan Povenmire and Jeff "Swampy" Marsh, and is voiced by Povenmire.


7 Slade - Teen Titans Slade - Teen Titans Slade is a fictional incarnation of the character Deathstroke in the American animated series Teen Titans and is the archenemy of the Teen Titans, who wants them destroyed for his own unknown reasons, and is the main antagonist of Season 1 and Season 2; He appears as a vision in Season 3, returned only more.
8 Plankton - Spongebob Squarepants Plankton - Spongebob Squarepants Sheldon James Plankton, or simply Plankton, is a character in the Nickelodeon animated television series SpongeBob SquarePants.
9 Sideshow Bob - The Simpsons Sideshow Bob - The Simpsons Dr. Robert Underdunk Terwilliger, better known as Sideshow Bob, is a recurring character in the animated television series The Simpsons.

The show's nature means they are allowed to portray villainous characters sympathetically, so they're most likely to make at least one likable. Here, we feel sorry for this oft-abused character. Even when he isn't up to anything, he still gets treated pretty badly, even getting arrested when he didn't do anything ("Brother From Another Series", Season 8). Plus he has a lot of personality.

10 Princess Azula - Avatar: The Last Airbender

She was psychotic! But respectably devious and evil! - keycha1n

The Contenders

11 Bill Cipher - Gravity Falls Bill Cipher - Gravity Falls Bill Cipher is a triangular dream demon formerly existent only in the mindscape who wished to gain access to the real world. He has been running amok in Gravity Falls, Oregon since being summoned by Stanford Pines over thirty years ago. He is known for his mysterious demeanor and sadistic humor. He more.

Bill Cipher is probably one of the funniest villains ever, His unique personality deserves him to be on the top. - Thesupercodybros

"Mr. Dorito is a kawaii character, with tiny little feet and bowtie and hat >w< who is extremely sadistic and funny :D"

12 Zim - Invader Zim Zim - Invader Zim Zim is the titular protagonist and anti-hero of the American animated series Invader Zim, created by Jhonen Vasquez for Nickelodeon.

You can’t really take him seriously in his endeavors. Sure, he almost wiped Irk off the celestial map, but he just can’t destroy the humans.

13 Anti Cosmo - The Fairly OddParents
14 Edward Bighead - Rocko's Modern Life
15 Eric Cartman - South Park Eric Cartman - South Park Eric Theodore Cartman is one of the main characters in the animated television series South Park, created by Matt Stone and Trey Parker, and voiced by Trey Parker.
16 Peridot - Steven Universe Peridot - Steven Universe Peridot is from the show Steven Universe created by Rebecca Sugar. The show airs on Cartoon Network and has grown in popularity over the years. The character Peridot is an alien gem from a planet called Homeworld, Peridot is introduced in the episode "Marble Madness," when Steven and the Crystal Gems more.
17 Nanette Manoir - Angela Anaconda

She is so funny

18 Ren Hoek - Ren & Stimpy Ren Hoek - Ren & Stimpy
19 Johnny Bravo - Johnny Bravo
20 Skeletor - He-Man
21 Zuko - Avatar: The Last Airbender Zuko - Avatar: The Last Airbender Prince Zuko is a fictional character in Nickelodeon's animated television series Avatar: The Last Airbender. Zuko is a master firebender and his younger sister is Azula . He is the son of Prince Ozai and Princess Ursa .
22 Ice King - Adventure Time Ice King - Adventure Time

He is such a lovable guy, you can't really hate him.

23 Rob - The Amazing World Of Gumball
24 Dr. Reginald Bushroot - Darkwing Duck
25 Garmadon - Ninjago
BAdd New Item

Related Lists

Most Likable Villains Top 10 Most Likable Movie Villains Top 10 Likable Jerks in Cartoons Top 10 Most Likable MLB Teams Top Ten Most Likable Animated Characters

List Stats

25 listings
3 years, 290 days old

Top Remixes

1. Dr. Heinz Doofenshmirtz - Phineas and Ferb
2. Mojo Jojo - The Powerpuff Girls
3. Aku - Samurai Jack
1. Discord - My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic
2. Megatron - The "Transformers" Franchise
3. The Shredder - The "TMNT" Franchise


Error Reporting

See a factual error in these listings? Report it here.