Most Overrated Villains of All TimeI'm sure alot of you voters have born witness to many forums posted online about the most over rated villains, but since not one exists in this website I decided to do you all a favor and make one myself :)
So tell me, just who do you think is WAY too popular?
The Top Ten
How is this dude 545864 times more popular than the Green Goblin!? All he is, is a evil CLOWN who wants crime to be rampant! Green goblin only goes after peter and his family and friends! Not every living human on earth like this guy does! I guarantee that if he was real he would scare the living crap out of all of his fans and they would not like him anymore! BECAUSE HE IS A CLOWN AND CLOWNS ARE TERRIFYING. And how real clowns are 100% hated and this guy is 100% loved!? WHAT!?!?!? To me, it makes no sense...
Joker USED to be good back in the past,but now,he's just some run of the mill psychopath. Looks like Penguin,CatWoman and Riddler got tossed out with the garbage...
This is the greatest villain ever. He plays by no one's rules, he has no goal except to watch the world burn. You can't beat him because if you kill him you have destroyed your own integrity. He's genius, and Heath Ledger Joker is incredible. Perfect portraying what a super villain would be like in real life. Love this guy he's amazing.
I don't understand how a homicidal clown guy is supposedly the greatest villain of all time just because "he's the perfect nemesis for batman".
I agree with the other comments. Sidious is much better villain, but IS THE VILLAIN, more powerful and interesting than Vader. Darth Vader is so exploited that he's already bored literally, (all his stories and comics are about his internal conflict, how much he hates himself and others, and his genocides against rebels already seen and bored enough). I expected when Disney bought Lucasfilms to give Sidious his deserved place, like Dark Empire in the Expanded Universe... BUT NO! They continue to overrate and focus on Vader with his silly marvel comics believing he is the main villain when in reality he is just a puppet of Sidious. Besides Vader is not a total villain, because he ends up redeeming himself, unlike other better villains like Sidious himself. Vader and Boba Fett are the most overrated along with Darth Revan.
For me, the real villain is Palpatine / Darth Sidious. As much as they say that Vader is "The Chosen One", he is always in an existential crisis. He always talks about the "power of the dark side", although he does not do much more than some tricks. The Force that any Jedi can do. Even Darth Maul and Dooku made me more formidable. Disney and the current comics only exalt him more than his true capabilities. It's unfair for me to be exalted just for the suit and other things. Demons! Disney-Marvel-Star Wars comics have even hinted or imagined that he can beat Yoda or Sidious. That's already extreme overrated.
Just because he's so awesome barely anyone will realize that he is emperor's puppet A.K.A. everybody thinks that he is the ultimate evil but completely ignore that he was manipulated by Darth Sidious.
Wait are you talking about the original Darth Vader or the painful to watch darth Vader from the prequels. If it's the one from the prequel then I agree. But the original Darth Vader is a classic villain and one of the greatest. Also what is voldemort and Joker doing on this list?
So overrated, it doesn't even have that evil personality a lot of cool villains share; it's just the villain for a good and famous game which evil plan revolves around be "Mommy's boy".
He launched a meteor? Big deal. He have a cool evil song? Point, but to overrating, you can judge a character "the coolest evil guy in the whole gaming universe" because he has a good song.
Check out people, the real evil guys are somewhere else.
Honestly? He's a longhaired pretty boy with mommy issues and a hard on for some blond guy. Who cares, really?
All he did was kill 1 SINGLE PERSON, summon a meteor, then hide in a cave with his mom for half of the game.
Everyone worships this Overrated mama's boy with no personalityor development.
Barely does anything in the last two movies and is hardly a threat. Basically he was just all talk no action. Bellatrix was more of a threat than him! Very overrated!
I love Harry potter series. He is seriously a selfish git in series. He killed Harry's parents and so many innocent people. I hate him.
Never mind Bellatrix being more of a threat than him. Delores Umbridge was more of a threat than him, & she was not even a member of his death eaters!
He is constantly outshone by Bellatrix and Umbridge in the villain department in my opinion.
Of all the stupid, overrated villains I've seen, Bowser is just... WHY?! At least villains like Sephiroth work as villains and are generally imposing. Bowser does the exact same thing over and over, gradually losing credibility, to the point where even in his own franchise his role is a joke! So why does everyone go off saying that he's one of the best villains of all time?! Don't give me that "Iconic status" crap, villains should be judged by their motivations, personalities and actions. Kefka, Ghirahim and the Joker take these and use them PERFECTLY to become great antagonists. Bowser's a turtle that wants to kidnap a princess and every time he does, he gets his ass kicked by an overweight plumber with a shroom addiction.
Kefka: Sadistic personality; Wants to destroy everything because of it; Actually causes an apocalypse.
Ghirahim: Crazy; Wants to revive his master, Demise; Succeeds with his plans.
Joker: Insane; Just wants to toy with Batman; Does so ...more
He's a cool villain, just overused so much that it's getting old. More Fawful!
Bowser gets too much praise.He's repetitive and boring to me.Also,if he was a powerful and intresting character, he wouldn't kidnap the princess EVERY time,and leave an axe at the end of the battle arena! I don't hate him,I just think he's overrated.
To many people want fawful and dimentio. Those two are total losers. Bowser is the way he his because it works for his franchise.
How does someone with barely 10 minutes of screentime and with that many lines throughout the whole trilogy have such a huge fanbase? And no I'm not counting his appearance in Attack of the Clones because really, I don't think anybody wants to.
Both him and darth maul have short scream time of badass ness. Not enough
I'm a person who likes complexity and very detailed characters which is why I love villains like Judge Frollo, Harley Quinn, Nos 4 A2, Lord Shen etc.
Maleficent is evil just for the sake of being evil. Not a bad thing. Most villains are like that but she's boring. She doesn't even do anything but curse a girl to die by touching a needle and turn into a dragon. (the dragon is the only thing I liked from the entire movie) She's flat. There's no moments where I feel... okay that's a person/witch whatever. She's like an evil mary sue.
She made goth look evil and cool milleniums before it was a thing.
She's not overrated. Just evil with good manners, despite the fact that she turns into a giant dragon but, like I said. Overrated? No. Evil with good manners? Yes. Thank you and goodbye. - WaltDisneytoptens1937
She make a lot appearance, she got her own movie too - ComelCumil
Loki is a likeable villain but fangirls hype him way too much, plus they give him the Draco in Leather Pants treatment which puts pressure on writers to soften his character.
Movie Bane? Yes, he is fairly overrated. Comic Bane? No, he's the man ho broke the bat both physically and mentally. Movie Bane was only physically.
Insanely overrated in both strength an' intelligence
Here's the truth everyone should know: Broly is not the most powerful DBZ character and his power level is not maximum. He has weak motivations for being a villain (just a psycho who gates Goku for crying when he was a baby) and is pretty much just like Kid Buu.
"He Cried now die" Broly Logic
Saw the fanficts?
Saw the fans?
They are everywheres. And they won't accept the truth.
Scar tells the heroes that he is evil. That is a sign of an extremely flawed villain.
Don't get me wrong. I love Kefka. I'm just saying, the fanboys/girls give him too much credit. Let's get this straight- He DID NOT destroy the world. He messed it up, but it still was inhabitable and was salvaged afterward. "Destroyed" implies that it was, ya know, destroyed. People who want to compare him to the almost-as-overrated Sephiroth like to rest on this claim, but they fail to take into account that the two planets they lived on were extremely different. Sephiroth's planet was alive. It had the Lifestream, it fought him, it had Weapons. Kefka's planet was like ours, it just sat there like a defenseless lump of rock while he wrecked it. He was a harmless (to your party) lackey for half the game. His most notorious act, poisoning the wells of Doma, was stolen from The Emperor, an underrated villain. Kefka's awesome, but doesn't deserve the worship.
He's more overrated than Sephiroth
I can't stand him! He is so stupid and disgusting! His voice is so annoying. He just calls people dumb, and tries to kill kids. He tries to take over the universe. He was so cruel to the people of the town. All of those disgusting monsters that Bill likes are just as gross as he is. I was happy when he died, and I hope his backwards message did not work!
I hate the Illuminati symbol,therefore nothing worse than a living illuminati symbol
Fans hype him up so much that they seem to forget there are other villains in the series, who are smarter than Wesker. Not to mention fans give him the draco in leather pants treatment, forgetting that he is a villain.
Wardrobe is clearly inspired by the Matrix. The rest of his personality is cliched and clearly inspired by generic villains. Even Chris from RE5 comments on it. "And you're going to judge them? Do you get all your ideas from comic book villains? " Typical Narcissistic Personality Disorder having type villain. He actual thinks injecting him self with a virus will turn him into a god.
Though he is evil, he should have removed the keys and items from the dungeons to keep you from finding the sages. He had seven years, and he watched link complete the forest temple, so he could use some common sense and remove the keys from dungeons so you won't defeat him. But he let link do so. Just saying my opinion. Still better than Bowser though. - Skullkid755
2. Kilmonger (The movie version, I don’t know anything about the comics version)
3. Most Disney Villians
Zante was a badass in legend of zelda: twilight princess, he killed a light spirit, and defeated link and more in the game, ganondorf was just thrown in there for no reason, he had nothing to do with the story. Way to ruined a badass villain ganondorf.
Generic garbage villain that should of stopped returning after the first Zelda.
I know she isn't a villain but she's such a brat who didn't let her father help her. Even Nikki, Kaltag and Star from the first Balto movie was nicer to her father than she was. It made me cringe so much when she said "Not fair! I hate you! " and ran off.
Probably one of the most boring villains ever. Kerrigan has no other goal other than to increase the swarm and control the Koprulu sector. Admittedly, She's had plenty of success in trying to reach her goal(Starcraft: Broodwar), though whenever someone is going to talk about her achievements, they make her sound like a character from a Michael Bay movie(Michael Bay=tons of explosions, Kerrigan= tons of casualties).
So what? Nothing she has done makes me emphatize with her. Nothing she says or does makes me want to laugh. The connection she has to the main protagonist (Jim Raynor) is for the most part through an awkward love story.
Finally, what's so interesting about a villain who's a complete monster? Unless the good guys does something to make her into a human again (Starcraft II: Wings of Liberty), she will always be an infested Terran, which means her actions and interactions will be very predictable and repetitive, and she will show no signs of being human, other ...more
Light and Death Note just need to go into a hole and stay dead. Please. Nothing is more overrated in all of anime. I'd say he's far more overrated than a guy like Kefka or Sephiroth. Ganondorf isn't overrated at all in my opinion. But this guy... He's just a stupid little kid with no power, except the ability to write in a little notebook about people he doesn't like.
Just a robotic monkey head. Not very Fear-inducing. And not that satisfying to kill either.
Never understood the hype for this guy. He's extremely shallow and bland with his sole defining character trait being really evil for the sake of being evil. He's not even that entertaining to watch, his iconic fight with Goku was boring as hell and dragged on far too long. As far as other DBZ villains go, Cell wasn't that much better character-wise but was much more entertaining by comparison.
A power hungry sadistic psychopath who's really an insecure crybaby weakling inside. That's pretty much all there is to Frieza.
(cough, the fact that the film turned him into a meme, cough) - xandermartin98
HE IS JUST STUPID CARTOON NOTHING ELSE MORE THAN IT JOKER IS THE BEST VILLAN EVER OK AND HE IS NOT OVERRATED KERRIGAN IS WORST AND HE IS IN RIGHT PLACE AT THE TOP
He is the King of Pop in the anime world. He is equally overrated as Michael Jackson.
He was good, but he wasn't the best like everyone suggests. - PositronWildhawk
There's better james bond villains out there.
She melts if water even touches her.
This dude is a badass but he doesn't have any reason for his actions and yet he could have killed the gokaigers but he keeps them alive to find the treasure and yet he can't find the treasure in the gokai ship? , wow, zangyack accomplished more than he did in back-stories despite them being pathetic in the season but all that build up to find the powers of sentai teams and bitches at navi wheres the treasure.
Nothing but moronic Real Estate schemes. - VADERtheIMPALER
A failure as a vilain.
The most boring, mindless, and least compelling of the DBZ villains. Should be way higher on this list.
Jerry is a villain. - 445956
Nothing more than henchmen of demise, he had no real motivation other than just to revive and become demise's sword. Pathetic.
I don't get why people like him better than ganondorf.
Nothing more than a pawn of demise.
He is not a character. He is a simple force who can only be felt. Plus, he has really annoying fanboys! Just look at some villain top tens on YouTube, and look at some of the comments...
The Disney Hades was such a lame villain, not funny, just a annoying character.
He gets much population as ghirahim and ganondorf.