Best Mario Villains Excluding Bowser

The best villains from the Mario franchise excluding the big koopa himself Bowser either from the main series or spin off series as long as its related to the Mario franchise its allowed on the list.

The Top Ten

1 Count Bleck (Super Paper Mario) Count Bleck (Super Paper Mario)

Count Bleck has a tragic story and has lost the only thing that he ever loved, and that turned him into the villain he is. He lied to his minions telling them that after destroying all worlds he would create perfect new ones for them but secretly he was going to just end all worlds and himself because he thought life was meaningless without his love.

2 Cackletta (Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga)
3 Shadow Queen (Paper Mario: The Thousand Year Door) Shadow Queen (Paper Mario: The Thousand Year Door)

Holy hell was the Shadow Queen was creepy during your battle with her she actually devours the entire audience and nearly killed Sir Grodus the one who resurrected her in the first place. - egnomac


4 King Boo (Luigi's Mansion) King Boo (Luigi's Mansion)

Though Mario wasn't the hero of the game he was captured by King Boo and turned into a painting and it was up to Luigi to save him. - egnomac

Love its new design in DM

5 Donkey Kong (Donkey Kong Arcade) Donkey Kong (Donkey Kong Arcade) Donkey Kong is an arcade game released by Nintendo in 1981. It is an early example of the platform game genre, as the gameplay focuses on maneuvering the main character across a series of platforms while dodging and jumping over obstacles.

Before Bowser there was Donkey Kong who was Mario's first rival and villain although not actually evil he was a wild animal who kidnapped Pauline and it was Mario's job to rescue her all while he constantly hurled barrels and jacks at you he would also be the villain for the Mario vs Donkey Kong series. - egnomac

6 Dooplis (Paper Mario The Thousand Year Door)

Main boss from the Twilight Town chapter of the game, he turned the people of the town into pigs by ringing the bells after beating him the first time takes over Mario's body leaving him a mere shadow and you have to go through this whole quest to get it back. - egnomac

7 Fawful (Mario & Luigi: Superstar saga) Fawful (Mario & Luigi: Superstar saga) Fawful, known in Japan as Gerakobits, is a fictional character appearing in the Mario & Luigi series of role-playing video games developed by AlphaDream.

A pretty hilarious antagonist. - egnomac

8 Mr. L (Super Paper Mario) Mr. L (Super Paper Mario)
9 Dimentio (Super Paper Mario) Dimentio (Super Paper Mario)

He's quite the clever bastard, and his personality is absolutely amazing.

He's the best one. Who can forget the final boss of that game? - asantalo

He sent Mario to hell. TO damn HELL.

10 Smithy (Super Mario RPG)

The Contenders

11 Wario (Super Mario Land 2: Six Gold Coins)
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