Top 10 Mario Villains

The Top Ten

1 Dimentio Dimentio Dimentio is an evil harlequin magician and the main antagonist of the 2007 Nintendo Wii video game Super Paper Mario.

Bowser: Even Evil Has Standards
Dimentio: BIG BAD

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

COME ON! Dimentio played both Mario AND Count Bleck for fools! He manipulated both sides to further his own plans, and he almost succeeded to boot! And while I love Fawful as a character due to him thinking everything through, Dimentio is far more cunning and ambitious than Fawful was. And the only thing Bowser is good at is brute force. Overall, Dimentio is the best Mario villain with a completely unsuspecting personality.

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.

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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.

The main villain who everyone loves. My brother says it's his favorite character and it's my favorite bad guy. I love when bowser made an appearance in wreck it ralph.

Anyone who says that bowser is not the best Mario villain is not a real mario fan. Rpg games are bad anyway and they never use the same villains except for Fawful.

Ob viosly the best

Amazing guy, especially in the RPG's where he actually gets som character and development, unlike the platformers where he dose the same thing over and over agian - darthvadern

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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.

No other character could have such fury. From a lowly sidekick to the main villain, Fawful tops all.

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.

The best

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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.

The best character on this whole list!

He also has a boss make over
also why a green head and yellow body

I have a plush of him, a goomba and Bowser, he's THAT good! - darthvadern

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.

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5 Count Bleck Count Bleck Count Bleck, true name Lord Blumiere, is the central antagonist turned anti-hero of the 2007 Nintendo Wii videogame Super Paper Mario.

He is pretty underrated. Always overshadowed by Dimentio, this guy was much more developed and had actual reasons behind his actions. Best villian the whole series! As well as one of the best mario characters! His design rocks too! - darthvadern

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.

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

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.

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6 King Boo King Boo King Boo is the leader of all the Boos, and the main antagonist in both Luigi's Mansion and Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon.

King Boo is so amazing! The best villain in the whole series! His Dark Moon design is also amazing!

I love king boo mostly because of luigis mansion! He did so good in that game and I think he is awesome!

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.

Definitely one of the scariest mario villians, unlike most villians, he actualy managed to capture mario, which is saying a lot. He also has a badass design - darthvadern

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7 Cackletta

By far my favorite Mario villain of all time. She scared the Hell out of me as a child, but she really grew on me.

I think Cackletta is slightly better the nFawful, she had a more intimidating design and after all she was Fawful's master. She also possesed Bowser and made him look super scary! - darthvadern

Why did she posses bowser

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

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8 Antasma

Badass design - darthvadern

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

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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.

Not really a villian, but he's one of my all-time favourite mario characters (even better than Mario, Luigi and Waluigi) - darthvadern

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

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10 Bowletta

A fusion of Cackletta and Bowser, disturbing look but creepy as well - darthvadern

Basically Cackletta but creepier and more powerful.

Bowletta looks like Bowser's sister

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11 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 partner. more.

My favorite character in the super Mario franchise

Not a villian, but excellent personality! I love how mysterious and his trickster personality - darthvadern

Yeah, wish he had his own game. He needs to be at least a more important villain.
By FAR my favorite Mario character. Not because of the memes.

He needs his own game

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12 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.

He used to be my favourite mario character during 2014, he just has such an amazing design - darthvadern

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!

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13 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.

Not a villian really - darthvadern

He looks strong

He can throw and steels like a boss:
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Hi, I have an question, however this question, is a long one so it will be
so annoying to answer.
All of this listed mario villains, which type of crimes does they committed and, are they justified or not?
Wart SMB2
Tatanga SML
Wario SML2
Culex and Smithy SMRPG
Bowser with the Star Rod PM64
Sir Grodus and the Shadow Queen PM:TTYD
Count Bleck and Dimentio SPM
Cackletta ML:SS
Shroob Sisters ML:PIT
Fawful and Dark Star ML:BIS
Antasma and Dreamy Bowser ML:DT
King Boo LM1
Baby Bowser and Kamek SMW2:YS Shadow Mario SMS
Note: Don't count them in general instead, count them in their respective game.

14 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.

Kamek is the whole reason Bowser exists and captures Peach! The mario franchise would be nothing without him! - darthvadern

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!

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15 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.

Not really a villian. BUT she is my favourite mario character of all time - darthvadern

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

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

The earth is flat.

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16 Gooper Blooper

His boss battle I Super Mario Sunshine is really disturbing because you have to rip out his tentacles countless of times. Otherwise he is cool - darthvadern

17 Nastasia

Extra loyal - darthvadern

18 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

19 Shy Guy Shy Guy

Overrated in my family - darthvadern


20 King Bob-omb King Bob-omb

Classic - darthvadern

He’s cool

21 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.

Third best Koopaling - darthvadern

Best villain in the game

22 Petey Piranha Petey Piranha

He is my favorite Mario charcter ever

Very cool

Hands down my favourite mario character of all time

Good ol' Bianco Hills fan favourite - darthvadern

23 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.

Not that interesting - darthvadern

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.

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25 Popple Popple

Ok. I have to admit that Popple isn't as good as I like him. Even then, Popple should be higher on the list! Especially since, Cackletta and Bowletta are both in the top 10 even though they are both the same character! I'm happy Dimensio is number 1 though.

Why is Birdo above him?

He managed to trick Bowser into thinking he was Popple's minion, that is cool - darthvadern

Popple is a really fun and uderrated mario villain. I really like how he calls himself "the shadow thief" It really shows his interesting personality and how dedicated he is to his life as a thief.

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26 Eely-Mouth

At least he learns the player to brush your teeth - darthvadern

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28 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.

He is my main in spin-off games - darthvadern

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!

29 Lemmy Koopa Lemmy Koopa

One of the lesser great Koopalings but still cool - darthvadern

30 Mimi

Creepy - darthvadern

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

31 Baby Bowser Baby Bowser

Bowser, but as a baby - darthvadern

32 Shadow Queen Shadow Queen

Pure Darkness!

33 Lord Crump

Why is he so low?

34 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!

35 Mr. L Mr. L

Luigi wasn't actually being brainwashed it is just his hate for Mario

Id on't understand how enemies are above him. They're Not even villians.

Mr. L is the best brainwashed verson of a mari ocharacter by far, unlike Rookie (Bowser) from Superstar Saga, Mr. L can actually take care of himself, Rookie must always ask Popple what to do next - darthvadern

He’s Luigi if Luigi has balls. Not much left to say. Cool design too

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36 Boo

It's an enemy, not a villian - darthvadern

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)

37 Banzai Bill

Not a villian, an enemy - darthvadern

38 Big Bob-Omb

Classic! - darthvadern

39 O'Chunks

I think O'Chunks is better than Mimi, desptie not being as unique, he is funnier and has an overall better design - darthvadern

40 Iggy Koopa Iggy Koopa

Probably the best Koopaling - darthvadern

The best villan of them all

Imagine Iggy Koopa with the Piko-Piko Hammer.

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

41 Pokey

Extra annoying enemy - darthvadern

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 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.

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45 Wart

Underrated - darthvadern

Why isn't Wart higher up the list? He used to be on Bowser's level!

The villain of the infamous super Mario bros 2. God I hated those bubbles.

This boss is decent I would give it a 6/10

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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.

One of my favourite Koopalings - darthvadern

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

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

It's an enemy, not a villian - darthvadern

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!

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

49 Salvo the Slime

Slimy but cute. He is 70% cute

50 Morton Koopa Jr. Morton Koopa Jr.

I donätt know who's better, him or Roy, but I think I prefer Morton due to better personality and not being a bully - darthvadern

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