Top 10 My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic Villains

The Top Ten
1 Queen Chrysalis Queen Chrysalis is a female changeling who serves as the main antagonist for the season 2 finale of My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic.

The shape-shifter queen managed to replace and impersonate one of the Equestrian princesses, turned the captain of the guards into a mind-controlled puppet, temporarily took over the Equestrian capital, defeated Celestia in a duel, and managed to alienate Twilight Sparkle from her friends and family. All in her first appearance.

She and Discord share the top of my preferences in villains from this show. They have wits and skills. By comparison Nightmare Moon was playing mind games with her opponents and posed no physical threat, Tirek seems to be an energy vampire who just tries to drain everyone, Sombra seems to be a mute character and a literal shadow of his former shelf, and Starlight Glimmer at her worse was satisfied with controlling a small village. They pale in comparison.

A beautiful queen of destruction who beat Celestia ( although to be honest Celestia is a PRETTY big let down.-. ) and almost destroyed equestria. twice. I honestly hope she makes a come back soon, like maybe making Princess flurry fart evil ( although that baby is pretty evil already in my books ) or something like that. But then again it's a show targeted for five year olds, so I don't expect much. Another good plot would be to finally destroy equestria and then because of princess twilight and the chosen one ( Mc Flurry heart ) save the day because of MaGiC ( oh scawy )

Queen Chrysalis is tied with Discord. Changelings are weird and cool. If there was a changeling/draconequus (A draconequus is what Discord is) hybrid and they were a boy they would be the best character on the show (probably)

Queen chrysalis did defat celestia and captured her and changed into kadence. And almost destroyed the crystal empire.

2 Discord Discord, also known as the Spirit of Disharmony, is a former-antagonist-turned-supporting-protagonist in My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic.

Nothing special to say here besides... Discord ist the Pure chaos and that's what he makes him what he is. Literally Discord is purely made out of chaos. If there wouldn't be tirek I don't think Anyone could beat him and his chaosmagic of Doom!

The reason Discord is the best villain, is because he shows how people can change for the better or the worse. Fluttershy showed him kindness when nopony else would. This made Discord change and realized how valuable friendship was to him. Later on, Tirek convened Discord to join him in an act of rebellion against Equestria. Discord is a real relatable villain. You can also count on him for a good laugh.

Discord is awesome. He deserves the number one spot. He cares very deeply for Fluttershy, and all of her friends. Not to mention, he's hilarious! His looks don't matter to me, I love Discord no matter what the cost.

I hate when people say that Tirek is more powerful the only reason Discord did not attack was because he was caught off guard and did not know how to react. In my headcannon he actually let Tirek stealhis powers so that Twilight could unlock the playset I mean castle. He should have been nr 1.

3 Nightmare Moon Nightmare Moon is the corrupted form of Princess Luna, the younger sister of Princess Celestia. As Nightmare Moon, she first appeared as the main antagonist in the Season 1 premiere of My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic.

Nightmare moon has the best reasons to be a villain. She was jealous and was emotionally hurt because no pony cared about her, or what she did for them for HOURS. Then when she got banished, she had to have been furious! Away from any other life form for 1,000 years! Also in the season 5 finale, her universe was probably the best one to live in. No war, hiding for your life, mass destruction, pollution, chaos, just a different way of living normally. She is also the prettiest villain. Go Nightmare!

Nightmare Moon, is the BEST villain, no doubt about that, she's gorgeous too! But she didn't do that much damage, I know, she hurt Celestia once, but spreading eternal night across Equestria is probably the least thing any villain on MLP has done! I wish Celestia could have turned her, she's my favorite character, I have Nothing against Luna, I just wished Nightmare Moon was good, not bad

Best season opener they could've done! Nightmare Moon is a phenomenal villain with an amazing backstory.

I think that nightmare moon is on of the coolest villain in the entire series.

4 Lord Tirek Lord Tirek (simply known as Tirek) is one of the main antagonists of My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic. He is a demonic centaur with the power to drain the magic and abilities out of other creatures, particularly ponies. He is Friendship is Magic's incarnation of Tirek; the first villain of the original more.

He's one of the most successful villains in the MLP franchise. Sucking magic from ponies to feed him is a such a great idea for a villain!

Only because in certain ways he seems a little like Bowser, my favorite villain of all time. He's a big angry horned brute like Bowser and his appearance reminds me of Giga Bowser!

I agree with wren6 Tirek is like thanos maybe they are long lost brothers!

What is with him and power!? He doesn't need power.

5 Trixie Trixie Lulamoon, is a female unicorn pony and traveling magician. She tends to speak in the third person and refer to herself as "The Great and Powerful Trixie".

She lives her friend starlight so much.

Truly yes, she is evil, she prefers to win, and power, instead of friends

6 Snails

Snail hasn't shown 1% of his power yet. There are several easter eggs hinting he is a god, plus he already is charismatic and fun.

He works for Sunset in Equestria Girls. But reforms. And he's too dumb to be a good villain.

Not a villain

7 Diamond Tiara Diamond Tiara is a female school-age Earth pony and minor antagonist who first appears in Call of the Cutie. She and Silver Spoon are classmates of the Cutie Mark Crusaders.

I love her! She would be nice and generous if her mom didn't control her life!

She's more of an antagonist than a villain. She isn't evil. Mean, but not evil.

Diamond Tiara is not a villain anymore! Stop voting!

That little filly is so annoying! the poor cutie mark crusaders.

8 Adagio Dazzle

In my humble opinion, I think that Adagio is the best Villain, or at least in the top five.
Not only is her design (Both Human and Siren form) aesthetically pleasing, but she, along with Aria and Sonata, have a very good reason for being evil in the first place. Unlike the Changelings, who can be reformed, and no longer really need to worry about feeding anymore, since it's a given from being around other Ponies and Changelings; The Sirens don't really have a choice. They have to feed of off other's hate, or else they will die.

I also forgot to mention how great their Songs are. Like seriously.

I mean, one of the things that I feel a good Villain should have is an actual motive for being evil in the first place, (Unlike the Mane-iac *Cough cough* Who was a down right horrible Villain who spat out cringy Horse Puns every few minutes) and I feel that Adagio and the other Dazzlings have more than achieved this, thus earning them a solid spot in my Top Five Villains.

I have to say it was a tough choice between Adagio Dazzle or Sunset Shimmer for me, but I think Adagio Dazzle pulls the villain thing off just a tiny bit better than Sunset. If this was a Top Ten most Underrated villains, than Sunset would definitely be number 1 in my book, but Adagio Dazzle is probable the most cunning villain the show has ever had. She and the other two Sirens came over to Canterlot High after Adagio saw that there was now Equestrian magic there, kept a low profile until they found a place they could not only use their magic effectively, but also use as a jumping point to get their dark magic and evil spell up and running. After that, Adagio set her sights on the main 6/7 because she saw that they had the most powerful Equestrian magic out of the whole school, and always turned the tables so they were in her favor. Her plan was so successful that at the end of the movie, the Dazzlings were able to beat the main 6 in power and were only defeated because the main 6 ...more

I vote for Adagio Dazzle and the dazzlings as a whole, but mostly Adagio
Not only is she hot as hell (and this is coming from a woman), but was very intimidating and also has an amazing voice. What I like about her is how cunning she is, always 5 steps ahead and always 5 minutes away from snapping at Aria and Sonata.
She's like a spider, always waiting for her victims to come to her, and personally toying with them before enacting her plan. Also, the fact that she is yellow, my least favorite color, makes me love to hate her even more
I give Adgio Dazzle 10/10

Um, Hello? She should be first. Not even the main five could beat her. Sunset Shimmer had to help. She was banished to Equestria 1,000 years ago, same time as when all the other villains were around. But those villains weren't bad enough to be sent here.

9 Cozy Glow

Her cute looks might deceive you, but she is DOWNRIGHT EVIL!

Quote: Friendship isn't magic, it's POWER!

Not to mention she locked the Mane 6 and Spike up in Tartarus, overthrew Chancellor Neighseigh, locked Starlight up in a magical glowing orb, stole magic from Equestria, and blamed it all on the STUDENT 6?! Totally under-appreciated villain.

Hands down, Cozy Glow is the best villain. Her cute innocent looks deceive everyone but I just love her I don't know why

I love her so much! She's manipulative yet acts sweet and it's amazing. We love a good ol' child mastermind.

Personally I think she's one of the smartest villain in this show.She only uses manipulation and her cuteness.Heck she NEARLY killed all the magic in equestria with no magic.Not to mention she Trapped the mane 6 in tarturas and put starlight in that bubble thing.If it weren't for the young 6,she probably would've won.

10 Tempest Shadow

Tempest Shadow (Fizzle-bop Berry-twist) is totally the #1 villain in the she show. She has the best singing voice, and I feel so sorry for her. She is so underrated. I mean her friends abandoned her after she saved them. She can make really cool fireworks, and she deserves a better place on this list than what she has now.

She honestly has amazing character development, and even though she was reformed, she managed to take down a lot of the princesses, something not many other villains can do. She can be manipulative and other traits which perfectly describe antagonist.

She's a great villain. She's even cooler when reformed. Discord, Starlight, the Changelings, and Trixie are awesome too!

It isn't really Tempest's fault that she is/was a villain! It's more because childhood "friends" gave her such a hard past life

The Contenders
11 Lightning Dust

She only care about herself and she doesn't understand friendship or loyaty like Rainbow Dash.I hate her!
And she will never understand the love of friendship or loyaty like Rainbow Dash and Rainbow is the best and most unique pony.I love Rainbow Dash!

She's a bully like Gilda

12 King Sombra

I honestly don't get why this guy didn't make it to the top. I get he didn't do much but for me though he's my top. Seriously not only is his appearance intimidating he also one unicorn had the power to handle two VERY powerful alicorns. And it required an artifact to beat him. I'm so disappointed because I feel like this guy deserves way more attention than the amount he's initially getting.

He's making a come back the final season's main villain! Even better, he kidnaps Flurry Heart, and destroys the Tree of Harmony and the Elements! He's surely more than the Elements then!

He is awesome! Sure, we don't really get to see him do that much evil things, but his horn looks great and so does he in general

He is so cool! He has a flowing mane! he is the best villain ever! and lighting dust is the worst for sure.

13 Snips

He's not a villain, he just sucks!

14 Starlight Glimmer Starlight Glimmer is a recurring character, initially an antagonist, in My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic. She first appears in the season 5 premiere, The Cutie Map. From The Cutie Re-Mark - Part 2 to Celestial Advice, she is Twilight Sparkle's student in the ways of friendship.

Best villain ever! She brainwashed a village AND destroyed time?! If you look at the episode It's About Time, Twilight realizes that time can't be altered. BUT STARLIGHT DID JUST THAT! She created alternate universes by altering Starswirl's spell HERSELF with no pony to help her! AND she was able to keep up with Twilight's alicorn magic! AND (I promise this is the last one) she was able to take away cutie marks and erase pony's DESTINIES! I love Starlight!

She may not have as much raw power as Discord or Chrysalis but her ability to cast complex spells such as duplication, speed and hypnosis rival that of Princess Twilight (Possibly the other princesses too). She also possesses a signature spell which can remove a pony's cutie mark at will and replace it with an equal sign. This was confirmed in The Cutie Map pt 2 when she admitted that none of this [the Village] would've been possible if it weren't for HER cutie mark stealing magic. Cutie marks are an essential factor of a pony's destiny and talents so it's kind of a big deal. She also swapped the Royal Sisters cutie marks for a day. Moreover, in Every Little Thing She Does, she casts a variety of spells which impress Twilight herself. Such as the crystal shield and acceleration spells.
In the Season 5 finale, the whole history of Equestria was at stake. In 'A Matter if Principles' she fired an immensely destructive beam which supposedly "banished" Discord, which was powered by her ...more

She is not a villain. She becoming a villain just because she doesn't know everything about FRIENDSHIP! That's it! Rather than Queen Chrysalis, she almost destroyed Equestria TWO TIMES! Now, Starlight is nice towards the others. She also used to be a hero in the episode "To Where And Back Again" Without her and her team, I don't know what will happened in Equestria...

Acquiring and refining Starswirl's time travel spell was pretty threatening. The whole fate of Equestria was at stake. Although she sought revenge against the Mane 6, her kind heart stopped her from doing so after seeing what would happen to Equestria as a result.

15 Sunset Shimmer Sunset Shimmer is a female unicorn pony-turned-human and former antagonist introduced in My Little Pony Equestria Girls. She is a student at Canterlot High School, a former student of Princess Celestia, and a rhythm guitarist for the student band The Rainbooms.

She isn't evil! She used to be but not anymore!

She was reformed after the first movie.

She is bad you guys don't understand!

I think she is awesomely evil!

16 Flutterbat

Not a real villain, just under an exorcism.

17 Gilda The Gryphon
18 Prince Blueblood

I don't remember him.

19 Daybreaker

Day breaker defeated nightmare moon and night mare moon kidnapped celestia. And I have seen celestia magic more then Luna. So that means day breaker should have not been defeated and I hope somebody makes a movie about twilight meeting day breaker or day breaker in human world.

Daybreak has so much Power. In season 7 episode 10 dabreaker melted dream world turned into a asteroid and made an immortal power.

She is a season 7 episode 10 character. She is an alter ego of princess celestial. She is gorgeous and is awesomely funny

This villain was only one-shot. Give her some more screentime before the show ends Hasbro! She deserves more!

20 Midnight Sparkle

Sci Twi's my favorite character and Midnight Sparkle is a great villain. WAY better than Demon Sunset. Midnight Sparkle is way more powerful and way smarter than Demon Sunset ever was. Plus, her motive (knowladge) is better than Demon Sunset's, too! I'm not saying I'm hating on Demon Sunset (which I'm not, I love Demon Sunset and I think they did a great job on her character) but I'm saying that Midnight Sparkle's just BETTER. The end. That's that.

Is Midnight Sparkle twilight's evil side?

Who is midnight sparkle

She tried to steal magic

21 Dr. Caballeron

This villain is so underrated, even in the Brony fandom, he appeared in three episodes total, he was a pretty good villain, though I wish the rest of his backstory wasn't revealed, the only bit of backstory that was revealed was that he wanted it to be Daring Do's partner, but she arrogantly refused, we seen that kind of backstory done several times with villains, but it does teach a good lesson, never treat your biggest fans like crap, because they might grow up to become your greatest enemy.

Very intriguing villain, he deserves to be in the top 10.

He's kinda not that all bad.

22 Aria Blaze

Aria Blaze VS Sonata Dusk- The Ultimate Battle... Seriously, these 2 work great together as siblings. They demonstrate sibling rivalry just great!

She's always trying to take leadership over Adagio in the group, that's what I like about her, always trying to be number one and derail the number one. She's also my favorite MLP character.

Now she maybe a backing vocal singer but her voice is beautiful.Not only that,she is punky and the mean one in the group but that's what makes me love her.

She is always brave enough to talk back causing her to be a good inspiration for being a bad girl

It's Taco Tuesday's enemy sister!

23 Rainbow Dash Rainbow Dash is a female Pegasus pony from the 2010 kid's show My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic. She represents the element of loyalty and is one of the 6 main characters on the show. more.

She might not be a villain, but I think she's selfish, she always wants to win everything, and she's only loyal when she needs to be,

24 Pinkamena

Why do I need a explanation?

25 Nightmare Rarity
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