Top 10 Mario Villains

The Top Ten

1 Dimentio Dimentio

Dimentio. The Master of Dimensions! The Pleaser of Crowds! And my all time favorite Mario villain and maybe my favorite video game villain period. First off what makes this guy unique is that he believes his goals are justified and that those who oppose his goals are the evil ones. And let me remind you his goal is to destroy all worlds and replace them with new ones. And I am not entirely sure what he deems perfect will be a good thing. It would probably would look like something from a nightmare of a kid who hates clowns. Also this guy uses similes a lot. And doesn't stop to insult the heroes either. Also he manipulated Count Bleck and the heroes to achieve his goal. And if it wasn't for Count Bleck and Tippi using the power of their love to revive the Pure Hearts Dimentio would have probably succeeded. And who knows if he did truly die. After all Dimentio is a magician. So he probably has tricks up his nonexistant sleeves. Oh and Dimentio's face is not a mask. I am tired of people ...more

Totally THE BEST villain. There were little hints sprinkled within the game about his true purpose, but nobody saw this coming. Unlike count bleck who, spoilers, decides nothing matters anymore without tippy, the love of his life, Dimentio actually wants to destroy all worlds, making better ones, becoming a god. He's a genius in that he pretends to serve count bleck but in reality, wants all the power to himself. He probably was the one Mario villain that got the closest to his goal. Plus, he's an absolute nihilist, not caring for the other people in the worlds, only caring about becoming omnipotent. He's a sociopath who made a master plan from the very beginning. On top of all that, he's an enjoyable villain. Dimentio is by far the best villain, no question about it, and I'm really sad that he didn't get the attention he deserved as one.

Dimentio tried to destroy the universe, IN THE UNIVERSE! He almost succeeded, he fused with Luigi and the Chaos Heart to create Super Dimentio, who has the best final boss theme ever, The Ultimate Show. It took the combined forces of Mario, Peach and Bowser to defeat him. Heck he killed the 4 main heroes and sent them to Hell! Not only is he the most powerful Mario villain, he is one of the most powerful video game villains ever alongside Magolor Soul, Ganon and Hades from Kid Icarus Uprising.

PFFT more like the master of diamonds

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2 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 more.

I will admit that he is not the smartest or most evil villain but come on! He's a big bad fire-breathing turtle monster who is never gonna give up until he has accomplished his goals. I like how in Mario & Luigi Dream Team Bowser actually outwits another villain, Antasma in being the better villain in that game. Because its usually another villain who outwits Bowser and sometimes he even has to team up with Mario.

Yes he is like the best in the world, him and all his kids perfect. Except I don't know why he had to die in every single game in one game bowser should apologize to peach for kidnapping her and then turn into a nice and friendly dragon so he can actually get friends

The Koopa King is the main antagonist of the entire Mario series, so he is the obvious choice for best Mario villain as well best video game villain. Fawful, Dimento, whatever! Stomping fools is Bowser's job, so get lost!

Bowser is dino destroyer

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3 Fawful Fawful Fawful, known in Japan as Gerakobits, is a fictional character appearing in the Mario & Luigi series of role-playing video games developed by AlphaDream.

From a lowly sidekick, to a superstar, to a lowly salesman, to the one who'd turn the whole Mushroom Kingdom upside down, by himself! He's received a huge power-boost and is the second final villain Bowser faces. Imagine a ten-foot monster who shatters giant boulders with a single punch, who could breathe gigantic amounts of fire effortlessly, who can even absorb smaller foes and eat them, who can transform into a giant fighting machine the size of his own castle… that's what you'll need to battle Fawful. What does Fawful have in his arsenal? Like 99% of Bowser's army plus his own Fawfulized army, Bowser's castle, a castle that is able to turn into a giant, mechanized fighting robot that was able to launch giant unavoidable beams and large gravity-sucking holes, the Dark Star, the entire Mushroom Kingdom in his hands, and himself (intelligence, half of Dark Star's power already in him, yup). Heck, even Bowser couldn't believe someone this evil existed, nobody believed such a villain ...more

Fawful is just the best. He starts out as the hilarious sidekick of Cackletta in Mario and Luigi: Superstar Saga and practically does EVERYTHING to make her plans succeed. He sees through all of Mario and Luigi's tricks, destroys the Koopa Cruiser, and even retrieves Cackletta's soul at the moment of her death. He tries to betray Cackletta later but is defeated by the bros. He plots his return in Partners in Time and actually makes an enormous comeback in Bowser's Inside Story, thinking each step through, carefully and ingeniously imprisoning the bros. inside Bowser and leaving Bowser almost powerless against him via brainwashing minions. He even takes over the entire Mushroom Kingdom and turns Peach's Castle into a GIANT FIGHTING ROBOT! He seizes control of the all-powerful Dark Star and all the way is a funny, quirky villain who has a very unique character. Plus he has fury.

Unlike other Mario villains this one is not a one shot character. At first he is the quirky but smart minion of Cackletta in Mario & Luigi:Superstar Saga, then the still hilarious Badge Salesman in Mario & Luigi:Partners in Time, but then he becomes the main villain in Mario & Luigi:Bowser's Inside Story. But sadly it seems he was defeated for good and we can only we hope he will return one day with more chortles then ever.

Fawful is badass

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4 Bowser Jr. Bowser Jr. Bowser Jr., or sometimes simply Jr., is a video game character who appears in Nintendo's Mario franchise as the secondary antagonist. As his name implies, he is the son of the series' primary antagonist, Bowser.

He is shadow Mario, he can reincarnate things, and his theme from smg is my favorite Mario song. Him and diddy kong should've been in Mario kart 8 instead of baby rosalina and pink gold peach.

He may be cute, but the koopa prince is also smart. Bowser Jr will build a robot and smash the opposition flat. Making Bowser proud.

Most underrated character EVER! - HeavyDonkeyKong

I like Bowser Jr.

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5 King Boo King Boo

While Bowser just wants to conquer the land and capture Peach, King Boo enslaves all ghosts and tries to destroy reality just so he could get his revenge on Luigi, even threatening to imprison everyone he loves in paintings for all eternity. He's simply cold, cruel and sadistic, crazy on revenge, and that makes him one of the most evil villains of the franchise.

King boo is awesome because he was the first villain to ever capture Mario, and he was better than Bowser in both Mario kart double dash and wii and he just looks and sounds amazing.

He NEEDS to be higher, he's AWESOME! I love Luigi's Mansion Dark Moon! He's so unpopular, he's not even gonna be in Mario Kart 8!

He soon cool and has captured mario now that is deserving

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6 Count Bleck Count Bleck

Without a doubt the most complicated villain in the Mario series, and dare I say, one of the most complicatwd villains ever. He tries to destroy every world because he lost his loved one, and now everything lost meaning to his eyes. He lies to his underlings, saying that he wants to create a perfect world, while in reality he doesn't want to recreate anything, he just wants everything to die, and the only one who understood his true plan was Dimentio (which is my second favorite. ) Also, the loved one he lost is your partner Tippi. So, when you go face him, he does a somewhat regretful speech about how it doesn't matter anymore, because he's gone too far. Truly a fantastic character, especially considering that this's a Mario game.

I don't think I've ever felt as genuinely sorry for a video game villain as the Count. He decided to destroy literally everything just because his love was banned into another dimension and he couldn't find her. Easily one of my favorite video game villains PERIOD.

Whats not to like about a guy who wears a cape and monocle, and wants to destroy the universe with pure chaos. I don't know about you but dementio just can't replace him.

Super Paper Mario is my number 1 game ever, partly because of the great villains, most of all Count Bleck.

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7 Cackletta

Can create portals, fire, lightning, however never really exposed her full powers. Mysterious, full of potential and even fawful saw her as more superior than himself

Cackletta looks like the devils wife

Why did she posses bowser

Why did she posses bowser

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8 Antasma

Antasma became one of my favorite villains the moment I first saw him. His design just looks so badass and his theme sounds so epic. I think Antasma is better than Fawful, who I don't really like. (Yeah I said it, FIGHT IT! )

I agree, antasma looks more like a villain than fawful does, fawful looks too silly to be a villain so I think antasma is better than fawful.

I like Antasma the way he speaks and how he do things. Antadma is a basically a smoke which had a purple dye which I thought looked silly. But later when he was revealed as a bat he is cool.

I am not sure if he had any intensions to kill Antasma, but he got betrayed in the end by the ultimate loser King Bowser.(no idea why he is no.2). It was also told Antasma had a tragic past, being trapped in a dimension for 100 years just because of some nightmare which made him become evil.

He is also very smart and ittelegient, having ideas which not evil dumb Bowser could have thought of. He was smart enough to Peirce through the dimension he was trapped into and Bowser couldn't even think about breaking the bridge to let Mario fall into Lava himself in Mario Bros.

The best part is his final form. The coolest form of all, he became all powerful. Although he could only demostrate it in the dream vorld, it is still very cool.He is quite smart to think of make dream portals on ...more

He was a very unique villain. The way how he spoke, the way how he looked, the whole nightmarish concept around him, not to mention the intense battle and amazing music he had. He was overall one of the best M&L villains and arguably one of the best Mario villains, period.

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9 Wario Wario Wario is a character in Nintendo's Mario series who was originally designed as an antagonist to Mario. His motives are driven by greed and he will take the side of whoever will give him the most pay. Although he may seem like just a mean man with no heart, he does have a very tragic past.

I hate just about every villain on this list, so I had to go with Wario. Wario's only a villain in one true Mario game though...

2 words he farts

Wario is the fattest villain and character in the game

He's badass

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10 Waluigi Waluigi Waluigi is a selfish, greedy man who works closely with the infamous Wario. He is Luigi's rival and is known as the opposite of him. Waluigi first appeared in the Gameboy Color game, Mario Tennis as Wario's partner. He has appeared in every Mario Tennis game since, still remaining as Wario's wicked more.

He needs his own game

Waluigi is one of the most creative characters Nintendo has ever created. I love this guy!

I literally pretty much picked him because he is my favorite mario character ever.

He isn't a mario villan in any game aside from the sport series but... WAHHH

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The Contenders

11 Donkey Kong Donkey Kong 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.

He looks strong

He can throw and steels like a boss:
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12 Birdo Birdo Birdo is a dinosaur that is well known for her (or his) confused Gender. It was originally stated that Birdo was a male who believed he was a female, but this was changed in later games. Birdo is commonly referred to as a girl, however, they are in a relationship with Yoshi. Birdo first appeared in more.

I am so confused, how is she a antagonist of Mario's she's barely in any game. - marioandluigi

She used to be an enemy back then, so this counts. - ZachMandoGames

The earth is flat.

13 Bowletta

Basically Cackletta but creepier and more powerful.

Bowletta looks like Bowser's sister

14 Dry Bowser Dry Bowser Dry Bowser is the fossilized version of the main antagonist of the Mario Bros. Franchise, Bowser. He first appeared in New Super Mario Bros. on the Nintendo DS after Bowser had been dumped into the lava and was left with his skeleton. Since then, Dry Bowser has appeared as a villain in games like Super more.

I think Dry Bowser looks awesome, but I feel like his existence is a bit of a scam. He's a clone character and was loved by game designers so they stuffed him in over and over again. - DCfnaf

He's a cooler looking Bowser who's nowhere as overused.

Nobody can compare!

Yoshizilla-Rhedosaurus made him even cooler than he was. And he was already a more awesome Bowser to begin with.

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15 Kamek Kamek Kamek is a common enemy in the Mario Bros. Franchise. He usually appears in New Super Mario Bros. Games, Super Mario Bros. Games, or other similar games. He also appears in spinoff titles, like Mario Party, in which he is not a playable character but creates an obstacle for the players on their way more.

How is Dimentio higher than Kamek? Dimentio was in 1 game, and Kamek has been in lots! He is the main antagonist of the awesome Yoshi series, and he has aided my other favorite character, Bowser, many times!

He sucks. After 3 games he still can't capture the babies for good. Seriously? How hard can it be to capture them?

That's your reason to hate him? That would be like saying Bowser sucks because he can't defeat Mario after countless attempts - Randomator

Kamek is a beast!

I'm sick of everyone forgetting he is the main enemy to Yoshi. For the love of god! Also he is a great character, he and his enemy Yoshi are freat.

16 Shy Guy Shy Guy


17 Nastasia
18 Gooper Blooper
19 King Bob-omb

He’s cool

20 Dark Bowser

I know Dark Bowser just seems like a darker clone of Bowser, but he's much more than that. Dark Bowser is living embodiment of darkness that wants to cover the entire Mushroom into eternal darkness.

Are you kidding me?! Dark Bowser should be number one tied with a favorite villain of mine I also think dark Bowser should replace Bowser all in favor?

Dark Bowser wasn't really the main villain, just a manifestation of the Dark Star. Still cool, though. - Garythesnail

His battle theme doesn't make him a good character. - TopTener

21 Tatanga Tatanga Tatanga is a villain from the Mario Bros. Franchise. He is known as Princess Daisy's arch nemesis as he has targeted her on kidnapping missions. His only appearance was in the 1989 game, Super Mario Land, in which he kidnapped Princess Daisy and was the main villain of the game against Mario.

He is so underrated, he needs to make another appearance, SUPER Mario LAND ANYBODY!?

I agree over 100%. He should be known as the arch-rival of Princess Daisy (whom he kidnapped) & Puff-Puff Humbert (from RWJ's Your Favorite Martian). Also, Tatanga should kidnap Princess Peach & appear in 3D.

22 Petey Piranha Petey Piranha

Hands down my favourite mario character of all time

23 Midbus


24 Eely-Mouth
25 Autobomb
26 Koopa Troopa Koopa Troopa Koopa Troopas, or just simply Koopas, known in Japan as Nokonoko, are a fictional race of turtle or tortoise-like creatures from the Mario series, as well as its sister Yoshi series.

Koopa Troopa may not be the strongest villan but he is a fantastic one... A turtle that can walk... Imagine if he was real! He is actually fast in takes a real turtle like 1 day to go 1 mile.

He's one of the main villains and like dry bone

He is so cool. He should be 1st!

27 Popple Popple

Why is Birdo above him? Why is Birdo above him? Why is Birdo above him?
W H Y I S B I R D O A B O V E H I M? - Garythesnail

28 Mimi

I love that she can copy other people and she is creepy as hell!

I don't know if she is a living being or a robot

29 Baby Bowser Baby Bowser
30 Lord Crump

Why is he so low?

31 Shadow Queen Shadow Queen

Pure Darkness!

32 Princess Shroob

Just like Mario & Luigi: Partners in Time in general. U mad, Princess Peach (and even though Partners in Time is so great, we have TWO alternate, criminally helpless versions of the princess of the Mushroom Kingdom)?!

She is so powerful and so underrated!

33 Boo

I always know when I see these cute ghost to not kill them.

Boo is so cool

He's so cute! He is cuter than peach, koopa, goomba, chain chomp, and birdo. Na na na boo boo on princesspeachfan1011 (i hate her)

34 Banzai Bill
35 Mr. L Mr. L

I can't believe you don't think he's a true VILLIAN he is the greatest dimentio and him should go together he should at least be number 2 here

He's awesome...

36 O'Chunks
37 Big Bob-Omb
38 Pokey
39 Grodus

I like him because he is an alien cyborg who built his evil base on the moon. Sadly he is a very underrated villain because he was just being used by that stinky old fart of a sister Beldam to awaken her queen. It was somewhat disappointing to me that he got shocked by the Shadow Queen. I think Sir Grodus should sometime return as the main villain and not be used as just a pawn.

This guy tried to awaken an ancient demon (The Shadow Queen) and attempted to CONTROL her.

40 Bigger Boo
41 Ludwig Von Koopa Ludwig Von Koopa Ludwig Von Koopa is a villain in the Super Mario Franchise. He is the self-proclaimed leader of the Koopalings and has a pompous and arrogant personality. He is said to have all the powers of the other six Koopalings. He can clone himself, cause earthquakes, teleport, and shoot lightning bolts from more.

Best villain in the game

42 Doopliss

Very threatening, since he turns all Mario's allies against him temporarily, because they think he's Mario. He gets defeated by Mario eventually, however.

43 Iggy Koopa Iggy Koopa

Imagine Iggy Koopa with the Piko-Piko Hammer.

The best villan of them all

Meh. The Koopalings are not the BEST villains. But Iggy is okay. - DCfnaf

44 Cortez
45 Goomba Goomba Goombas, known in Japan as Kuribo, are a species of sentient mushrooms from Nintendo's Mario franchise.

This enemy is sure a persistant one. Despite being extremely weak, he always launches in the fight and gives his best. Good guy, Goomba.

Best mario villian. He is so powerful, and goomba was able to do so much by himself! He conquered the Mushroom Kingdom and took control of bowser evil genius!

46 Larry Koopa Larry Koopa Larry Koopa is the youngest koopaling. He first appeared in Super Mario Bros 3, which came out in 1990. He is known for his blue mohawk hair. He was created by Nintendo.

Who put the Krapalings on the list? Larry is a terrible boss and a terrible villain. - DCfnaf

47 Salvo the Slime

Slimy but cute. He is 70% cute

48 Smithy

The very first of Mario RPG villains, Smithy may not be as memorable as Fawful of Dimentio, but he still left an impression in people. He spent the entire game creating his minions as the smith he is, and when you finally get to battle the big man himself, he doesn't disappoint. There's a reason why he once ended as #3 in a 'Best Villains of All Time' list.

Pure evil and cool

I think though boss is really overrated no offense smithy lovers

49 Lemmy Koopa Lemmy Koopa
50 Morton Koopa Jr. Morton Koopa Jr.
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