Most Overrated Villains of All Time

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I'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

1 The Joker (Batman Franchise) The Joker (Batman Franchise) The Joker is a fictional super villain created by Bill Finger, Bob Kane, and Jerry Robinson who first appeared in the debut issue of the comic book Batman (April 25, 1940) published by DC Comics . Credit for the Joker's creation is disputed; Kane and Robinson claimed responsibility for the Joker's design, ...read more.

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...

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".

Many fans of the Joker, or another clown characters try to imitate their psychotic personality. Those fanatical morons of the stereotyped "psycho" clowns of cinema and comics do not have personality.

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2 Bowser (Mario Franchise) Bowser (Mario Franchise) 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 ...read more.

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.

3 Sephiroth (Final Fantasy Franchise)

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.

4 Maleficent (Sleeping Beauty) Maleficent (Sleeping Beauty)

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'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

5 Darth Vader (Star Wars Saga) Darth Vader (Star Wars Saga) Darth Vader was the original dark lord for Star Wars. Darth Vader ruled with both fear and aggression. Originally Anakin Skywalker a young Jedi who was then seduced by the dark side of the force by Chancellor Palpatine/Darth Sidious. Vader had his limbs cut off by his jedi master Obi-Wan Kenobi leaving ...read more.

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?

Disney now overrated and overpowered Darth Vader. The best is Emperor Palpatine, and yes, he is superior than Vader in all the aspects.

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6 Scar (Lion King) Scar (Lion King) Scar is the main antagonist of Disney's 1994 animated feature film, The Lion King. He was the second son of Ahadi and Uru — who were, at one time, King and Queen of the Pride Lands — the younger brother of Mufasa, and the uncle of Simba.

Scar tells the heroes that he is evil. That is a sign of an extremely flawed villain.

7 Lord Voldemort (Harry Potter) Lord Voldemort (Harry Potter) Lord Voldemort is a fictional character and the central main antagonist in J. K. Rowling's series of Harry Potter novels. Voldemort first appeared in Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, which was released in 1997.

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.

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8 Frieza (Dragon Ball) Frieza (Dragon Ball) Freeza (Pronounced "Frieza" in the Funimation dub) is fictional character in the Dragon Ball series by Akira Toriyama as the primary antagonist of the Freeza Saga. He is a galactic tyrant who governs the Planet Trade Organization and is feared by the universe for his sadistic and brutal nature. He is ...read more.

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.

9 Kefka (Final Fantasy Franchise)

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

10 Ursula (The Little Mermaid) Ursula (The Little Mermaid) Ursula is a fictional character who appears in Walt Disney Pictures' 28th animated feature film The Little Mermaid.

Ugh yes!

Yes baby!

The Contenders

11 Boba Fett (Star Wars) Boba Fett (Star Wars) Boba Fett is a fictional character in the Star Wars series. In The Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi, he is a bounty hunter hired by Darth Vader and also employed by Jabba the Hutt.

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

12 Pennywise the Dancing Clown (Stephen King's It) Pennywise the Dancing Clown (Stephen King's It) It (sometimes capitalized as IT), more commonly known as Pennywise the Dancing Clown, is the titular main antagonist of the novel, its 2017 film adaptation and the 1990 TV adaptation. It was portrayed to be a shapeshifting and malevolent entity millions (possibly billions) of years old, and with no ...read more.
13 Ganondorf (The Legend Of Zelda Series) Ganondorf (The Legend Of Zelda Series) Ganon (Referred to as Ganondorf in human form) is a fictional character and the central antagonist of Nintendo's Legend of Zelda series. He is a power-hungry Gerudo who possesses the Triforce of Power and aims to conquer Hyrule with the remaining Triforce parts.

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

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.

Storywise, he's extremely powerful, but the final battles with him are always easy if you kniw what he's going to do.

He also is kind of generic. He could really use some character development to make him less 1 dimentional. The only time they did that was in wind waker, and it made him way more interesting. In pretty much all other games, he is just the evil guy who doesn't seem to have any personal reasons for doing it other than because he felt like it.

I already know the reincarnation backstory, but that doesn't substitute personal motives.

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14 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 ...read more.

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

15 Pokey Minch (EarthBound) Pokey Minch (EarthBound)
16 Bane (Batman) Bane (Batman) Bane is a fictional supervillain appearing in American comic books published by DC Comics, commonly as an adversary of the superhero Batman.

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

17 Light Yagami aka Kira (Death Note Series)

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.

18 Broly (Dragon Ball Z) Broly (Dragon Ball Z)

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.

19 Orochimaru (Naruto Series) Orochimaru (Naruto Series) Orochimaru is a fictional character from the Naruto universe created by Masashi Kishimoto and developed into a media franchise, which consists of a series of manga, anime, soundtracks, OVAs, movies, video games, and other collectibles.

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.

20 GLaDOS (Half-Life) GLaDOS (Half-Life) GLaDOS is a fictional artificially intelligent computer system appearing in the video games Portal and Portal 2. The character was created by Erik Wolpaw and Kim Swift and voiced by Ellen McLain.
21 Kerrigan (Starcraft Saga) Kerrigan (Starcraft Saga)

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

22 The Wicked Witch of the West (The Wizard of Oz)

She melts if water even touches her.

23 Loki (Thor) Loki (Thor) Loki is a fictional character appearing in American comic books published by Marvel Comics. He is the adoptive brother and archenemy of Thor.

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.

24 Sid (Toy Story)
25 Mojo Jojo (Powerpuff Girls) Mojo Jojo (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.
26 Majin Buu (Dragon Ball) Majin Buu (Dragon Ball) Majin Boo (Spelled "Majin Buu" in the English Dub) is a fictional character in the Dragon Ball series by Akira Toriyama. He is the fourth and final main antagonist of Dragon Ball Z, a being of pure evil created by the wizard Bibbidi to wreak havok upon the universe series before the series's beginning. ...read more.

The most boring, mindless, and least compelling of the DBZ villains. Should be way higher on this list.

27 Chara (Undertale) Chara (Undertale) Chara is a character in the game Undertale by Toby "Radiation" Fox who is one of the seven people to fall to the Underground prior to the fall of the player character. His name can be changed by the player and will be assumed as the player character, until the Pacifist Route when Asriel asks for the ...read more.
28 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.
29 Wile E. Coyote (Looney Tunes) Wile E. Coyote (Looney Tunes)
30 Tom (Tom & Jerry) Tom (Tom & Jerry) Thomas "Tom" Cat is a fictional character and one of the title characters in Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer's series of Tom and Jerry theatrical cartoon short films.

Jerry is a villain. - 445956

31 Diablo (Diablo Saga)
32 Lex Luthor (Superman) Lex Luthor (Superman) Alexander "Lex" Luthor is a fictional supervillain appearing in American comic books published by DC Comics.

Nothing but moronic Real Estate schemes. - VADERtheIMPALER

A failure as a vilain.

33 Prince Hans (Frozen) Prince Hans (Frozen)
34 Sweet Tooth (Twisted Metal Series)
35 Flowey (Undertale) Flowey (Undertale) Flowey is a flower in the RPG Undertale. He is the first character you meet, and also your best friend.
36 Sylvester (Looney Tunes) Sylvester (Looney Tunes)
37 The Lich King (World of Warcraft)
38 Mephiles the Dark (Sonic the Hedgehog)
39 Jafar (Aladdin) Jafar (Aladdin)
40 Caius Ballad (Final Fantasy Franchise)
41 Ghirahim (The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword) Ghirahim (The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword)

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.

42 Nurse Ratched (One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest)
43 Sauron (Lord of the Rings) Sauron (Lord of the Rings)

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...

44 Cell (Dragon Ball Z) Cell (Dragon Ball Z) Cell is a fictional character in the Dragon Ball series by Akira Toriyama. He is the main antagonist of the Android Saga, being an android/artificial life form from the future, whose goal is to become "perfect" via absorbing Androids 17 and 18 and becoming the strongest fighter in the universe.
45 Hades (Hercules)

The Disney Hades was such a lame villain, not funny, just a annoying character.

46 Basco (Gokaiger)

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.

47 Venom (Spider-man Series)
48 Albert Wesker (Resident Evil Series) Albert Wesker (Resident Evil Series)

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.

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49 Illidan Stormrage (World of Warcraft)
50 Harley Quinn (Batman) Harley Quinn (Batman) Harley Quinn is a fictional character appearing in American comic books published by DC Comics, commonly as a sidekick of the Joker.
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