Most Overrated Villains of All Time

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, 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".

He should of stayed dead in 1940.

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2 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.

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3 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 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.

4 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 more.

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?

I only saw the original Star Wars a few years back. He didn't really do much. Then again... that whole movie is over-rated. It bored me. :C

Vader is so overrated. The reason why SW can't be fun anymore because every character with a cool suit gets turned into some Gary Stu badass. Happened with Boba and happened with Vader. Doesn't do anything in IV, V or VI except get shot of the sky by Han, loses spiritually to Obi-Wan and gets his butt kicked by Luke. At least in Episode III, pre suit Vader kills Jedi and the Separatists and we see Vader kill Jedi on a hologram in a duel. Pre suit Vader is way better than every neckbeard from the 80s most overrated films ever.

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5 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

6 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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7 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.

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 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.

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 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.

Ganondorf isn't overrated, he is a great villain, people will only think he's overrated because they've never played a zeada game

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13 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 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

14 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 more.
15 Light Yagami aka Kira (Death Note Series)
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 Pokey Minch (EarthBound)
18 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

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 the King of Pop in the anime world. He is equally overrated as Michael Jackson.

20 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.

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