Top 10 Nintendo Villains

The Top Ten

1 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.

Aside from having some intimidating moments, like trying to destroy the entire universe in Super Mario Galaxy 1 & 2, as well as some nice achievements like defeating Mario twice (Paper Mario and Super Princess Peach), Bowser is one of those villains who has a personality that shows that he is not a complete monster, like feeling guilty when he was going to tell Bowser Jr. That Peach was not his mother as well as being somewhat caring about his army, the Koopa Troop. In Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars, Bowser can be seen crying for the loss of his home and Koopa Troop to Smithy. Also, in Paper Mario, it is hinted that Bowser's motivations for attempting to conquer the Mushroom Kingdom or the entire galaxy is for having revenge against those who treat Koopa Troopas poorly(Kammy Koopa claims this is the motive for the Koopa Troop).

In the RPG's Bowser is one of the main sources of comic relief if not THE. The RPG's also shows a side of Bowser which is rarely seen, like ...more

He was the first celebrity baddie who paved the way for all the other baddies. He's the first name to pop into my mind. He WAS my first nemesis. None of that can be replaced. Ever. Sorry guys, it may not be fair, but this one's just untouchable.

While he may not be the brightest or strongest, he is an amazing father, has a good personality, and definitely fits in with the goofy cast. Paper Mario villians and Peach are the real villians though.

Only Bowser could kidnap somebody more times then anyone else in video game history and STILL get invited to one of Mario's parties?

2 Ganondorf 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.

Always 2nd, and never 1st. Even though Bowser is older and all, he still isn't THAT evil if he's playing tennis and driving with his sworn enemy.

I'm with everyone else,He should be #1.
he's even the strongest level 9 in every super smash bros game!

Well, turning Hyrule into an apocalyptic wasteland in seven years deserves some merit... And becoming so powerful (god-like himself) and unstoppable (in Link's absence) that the 3 godesses were forced to flood the place afterwards, killing the majority of the populace in order to foil Ganon's nefarious schemes does seem to me a good reason for putting this guy in at #1...

He want to steal the Triforce
But we're not gonna let 'i'm
He gonna capture Zelda
And get under my skin - MarioBros11

3 Dimentio Dimentio is an evil harlequin magician and the main antagonist of the 2007 Nintendo Wii video game known as "Super Paper Mario". One of his notable features is that he has created his own Dimension, known as Dimension D.

I think most of the other villains on this list *cough cough* Bowser *cough cough* have to little personality, don't believe me? Look at his quotes "Master of dimensions... Pleaser of crowds... I am... Dimentio! ". Dimentio is the definition of a villain with personality. He literally sends Mario, Peach, Bowser (yes you can play as Bowser in super paper Mario) and even Luigi to hell. He literally has his own dimension. I don't get how Bowser and Dedede are on this list. Bowser is good at kidnapping the same princess a million times. What does dimentio do? Have you played super paper Mario? If not, watch a lets play, you will know why he is a great villain.

"Master of dimensions...pleaser of crowds...I am...Dimentio! "

"It would be so very DULL if your journey ended so easily... Instead, it ends with...magic! "

"Yes, much better... Now you and this robotic guardian can spend some quality snack time... Yes, quality snack time! When he snacks...on you! For you...ARE the snack! "

"Now we must duel, like two gleaming banjos on a moonlit stoop! "

"Ciao! "

"Now... Ladies and gentleman... Get ready for the greatest magic show you'll ever see! "-Dimentio. He isn't in Bleck's nor on Mario's side, he had it all planned. "Now the Chaos Heart is mine! I will use it to destroy all worlds... and make perfect new ones! So, shall we get started? Now I have all I need... to become the king of all worlds! "-Super Dimentio

What has Bowser ever done? Kidnap a princess without ever formulating a backup plan, despite how often he gets beaten.
What has Dedede ever done? Steal food from DreamLand and be possibly the WORST villain in existence.
What has Dimentio ever done? Manipulate the villain and the heroes, kill off said heroes, take possession of the Chaos Heart after Bleck's defeat, and cause universal genocide.

4 King Dedede King Dedede is a fictional character and the primary antagonist of the Kirby series of video games owned by Nintendo and HAL Laboratory.

Best character ever, Needs to be in #1, There is no way Dimentio, Ganondorf and bowser are better they can't even get the succ - ShadowDedede

What makes Dedede special over Boswer or Ganondorf it's his character development, at first he was an egocentric king that only think himself, but then kirby defeat him an he get angry, so in kirby super star he do it again to have the same result.

but it's in kirby super star ultra when things changes, he does his best along with his allies to defeat kirby, showing his relationship with they, in the end he lost again and we see hi walking in the sunset no angry, no careless, but sad

he realizes that no matter how hard he tried he never will defeat kirby, his allies showing respect walk along.

and since then he was only being manipulate by others, I can go a lot deep like in kirby 64 but you get the idea

King DeDeDe is amazing because he has no evil goal like Bowser, Ganon, or Ridley. He just happens to get possessed a lot by more devious villains like Dark Matter, Yin-Yarn and Taranza. He helps Kirby in some games and fights him sometimes just for the fun of it. Also, his boss theme is much better than Bowser's or Ridley's(In my opinion anyway) even if he's not the hardest to defeat.

Dedede may not be as cruel and evil as most other villains, but he's hilarious.

5 Ridley Ridley is a villain from the Metroid series and a character from the Super Smash Bros. series. He's Samus Aran's archenemy and has been fighting her since day one with the first Metroid game in 1986. When Samus was three years old, Ridley murdered her parents in front of her. He is a member of the Space more.

Personally, I think Ridley is the best Nintendo villain ever. And there are a couple of reasons why:

1: He is easily the coolest looking villain of Nintendo. I mean, look at him, he's a ' dragon. And dragons are already awesome. And that appearance is pretty intimidating...

2: Unlike Bowser and Ganondorf (Even though I love those villains too), Ridley has a relationship with Samus even before the series started or before she even started her journey. He raided Samus's home planet and murdered her mother right in front of her. I mean, wow!

3: He is the most efficient villain. Rather than take over a planet, Ridley, in spite of being a Space Pirate commander leaves that job to his forces and instead decides to prevent Samus from completing her missions. Many of his battles are downright amazing (With the battle in Prime being one of the, or maybe the greatest battle in a Nintendo game). His battles are engaging, atmospheric, equal and challenging.

4: This ...more - hussaintalib

Where do I begin with this guy?

* First off, Ridley is easily one of the and NASTIEST Nintendo villains - While Bowser and Ganondorf are mostly just out for conquest, Ridley murders, tortures and destroys just because he ENJOYS it. He's an out-and-out sadistic bastard, and he loves it. Heck, he killed Samus' defenseless mother just because he could! And he's not only a sadistic, genocidal psychopath, he's a CLEVER sadistic genocidal psychopath: He has the mind of a tactical genius, and has amply demonstrated why he is the leader of the most feared marauders in the galaxy.

* Another reason is that Ridley is more accomplished than Ganondorf and EASILY more accomplished than Bowser; even if either of those two ultimately DID succeed in taking over the Mushroom Kingdom or Hyrule, respectively, they couldn't even BEGIN to compare to Ridley's record: He and his men razed the entire PLANET of K-2L, reducing its human colony to little more than a pile of ashes. And this is just ...more

If you say Ridley is nasty, that is the POINT OF HIS CREATION! Villains are nasty! Ridley is easily the most interesting villain, along with Dedede! He and Dedede are two of my Smash mains, the other one is Yoshi. Besides, having a FEMALE person in armor with awesome lasers and an alien space dragon who is also super versatile makes a really suspenseful final boss!

He's an incredible fire-breathing space dragon that murdered the protagonist's family. Ridley is so tough, persistent, and hard-core, that he literally seems to die for a living!

6 Bowser Jr. Bowser Jr., or sometimes simply Jr., is a video game character who appears in Nintendo's Mario franchise as the secondary antagonist. He is the youngest son of the series' primary antagonist, Bowser.

He the future king but first he must kill mario

He is so awesome why did so meny people not vote for him

The ne laughoing in your face the whole adventure! - HeavyDonkeyKong

he is cool

7 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.

He's a thief and a mercenary who only cares about money, but I don't see him as a hard villain. If being one of the good guys paid even a cent more, he'd join that side.

Wario is not really a villain more of a bounty hunter
he helped save peach then helped kill her (Brawl)
but deserves more love

A great villain who deserves more recognition as one.

American stereotype

8 Dark Samus

More of a bounty hunter than a villa - MarioBros11

More of a bounty hunter - MarioBros11


9 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.

That purple lighting is ridiculously awesome plus has captured Mario twice

If he destroyed a radioactive moon he could also probably crush the dire moon

How about black knight

Luigi's Mansion - MarioBros11

10 Eely-Mouth

Why is he on this list. Not even all villain. Its just a little dirty so you have to brush his teeth

The Contenders

11 Marx

Of all Kirby villains that aren’t dead, Marx is the only one I found pure evil, honestly it was really close between Ganon, Ridley and Marx, but I think Marx needs more votes

Go Marx! You can reach top 5!

Marx is my favorite Nintendo character of all time along with Skorupi and Pit and Kirby.


12 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.

Wait the first boss in Super Mario Bros 2 is BIRDO? - MarioBros11

Birdo is a moster in super Mario bros 2 or doki doki panic

13 Pokey Minch

Porky Minch should be at least the top 3 of Nintendo's greatest villains. No joke, if you all don't know your Nintendo history (mainly earthbound) I highly suggest you watch a let's play on youtube then come back and re-evaluate your decision.

I may be one of the only few people who doesn't hate Porky. Maybe because he is a villain and villains are supposed to be jerks. And I kinda felt sorry for the kid. His brother hated him, his parents were abusive, and he had no friends. No wonder he became evil. Then in Mother 3 Porky comes back as the main villain with his own pig themed army. His only goal is to destroy the world so he can be alone. Then after he is beaten Porky is given a fate worse then death. Eternal imprisonment in a indestructible capsule forever.

Bruh this kid is evil there's no way anyone can surpass pokey he basically killed lucas' mother with his crazy mecha drago, made an empire and basically destroyed nature.

This was a close one. I was pretty close to choosing someone else, like Marx or RIdley, (two of my favorite villains period,) but Pokey/Porky definitely takes steak. (Get it hahaa steak is Ness' default choice for favorite food in Earthbound HAHAA I'm so funny.) Porky is just, in my opinion, the best villain ever. He's an absolute jerk and he's pretty insufferable at times if I'm being honest. He got beaten by his parents, who, along with his brother Picky, hated him, and then he lost his only friend, Ness. So how does he deal with this? HE JOINS FORCES WITH THE LITERAL EMBODYMENT OF EVIL, TORTURES NESS, PAULA, JEFF, AND POO AT ANY LURKING OPPERTUNITY, and he's just an overall piece of garbage! And don't even get me started on MOTHER 3. *Claus and Hinawa dying flashbacks* But that's why I love him as a villain. He's just incredible.

14 Mewtwo Mewtwo is a fictional creature from Nintendo and Game Freak's Pokémon media franchise. It was created by Dr. Fuji in an attempt to clone Mew.

Will always be the greatest Nintendo villain because of his existential questioning and reasonable hatred for the world

hell yeah. mewtwo kicks ass. he basically gives up no-one beats him lol

mewtwo is awesome its the most powerful pokemon of all

He should be a HERO

15 Giygas

Without a doubt the strongest and most terrifying boss in Nintendo history. The alien Giygas, destroyed by his incredible power and reduced to this horrifying Eldritch Abomination... it's a terrible fate. And made worse that he drew Pokey to his cause. Poor Pokey had abusive parents, and because of them he got their snide and cruel mannerisms. And Giygas just corrupted him to the point of no return. Giygas is definitely a monster worthy of merit.

It's so evil that it's basically the evil itself. Or something. Way better villain than others here.

Giygas would literally take down any other nintendo villain in my opinion. He's the embodiment of all evil. Over powered.

Giygas is probably the strongest and most scariest villain here. He makes other villains look weak. He makes bowser look like a ant.

16 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.

This funny guy makes him one of the best Nintendo villains ever he is so funny and has funny catchphrase like I HAVE FURY! And I HAVE CHORTLES! So far he is the funniest Nintendo villain

Why is hopper blooper above this cool glasses wearing food related quoted, fawful is one of if not the best Nintendo villains

Easily the best Nintendo villain he is funny, tactical, sinister and most importantly has chortles

With Fawful's funny lines and great intellect its hard not to love this guy.

17 King K. Rool King K. Rool is a fictional anthropomorphic crocodile and the main antagonist of Nintendo's Donkey Kong video game franchise, as well as the archenemy of Donkey Kong and Diddy Kong.

A great villain with great motive, being leader of the Kremlings and all.. It's unfortunate that he doesn't appear often anymore..

Why... Why is this not at least at number 7? And why didn't he return in the new Donkey kong game or in Smash? I don't know... Maybe as DLC in Smash?

For me, this guy is definitely on the top 5, the way he to drastically change from one game to another is probably my favorite ability!

A villain who tries something different in every entry he' been in, and twisted to boot. He should be higher.

18 Ghetsis Ghetsis Harmonia, or simply Ghetsis, is the main antagonist in Pokemon Black and White and the direct sequels, as well as the adoptive father of N, Concordia, and Athea.
19 Wolf O'Donnell

Wolf is very cool and sadly has not have a lot of games with him in it but is popular. This should have made 10th to 12th or something. I'm so glad they are making a new Star Fox game!

Oh there you are Wolf, why are you so low - JustJake27

Wolf is my favorite villian. My favorite animal, best quotes and is my favorite character in brawl.

Wolf is lit. Cool anti hero, and fun as hell in brawl.
True combo: fsmash fsmash fsmash fsmash fsmash fsmash upsmash - Fat_Turtle_Gamez

20 Gooper Blooper

You torture him by squirting him with water and ripping his legs off. Seriously, Sunshine should by rated teen for 'Violence towards squid'. - MarioBros11

21 Petey Pirahna

How is he not number one if there were ties it would be a tie between fawful petey piranha and king boo - jamesrules

Perry pirahna is so cool and cute with his diaper

22 Shadow Queen

A challenging final Mario boss for once plus complements the story line very well

This Boss took me a year to beat! She is one tough but awesome boss!

Evil Peach - MarioBros11

Another Peach clone 🙄 - Beth2505

23 Waluigi Waluigi is a lanky self-centered, brusque young lad as he is considered evil and the main rival of Luigi. Waluigi is shown causing local havoc in most games he appears in alongside his partner Wario. Waluigi is not instinctively evil or the antagonist (not counting DDR), as a matter of fact, he shows more.

The only game he was the antagonist was in Dance Dance Revolution: Mario Mix. So technically, he is a villain.

I wouldn't exactly call waluigi a villain but that doesn't mean he isn't awesome.

WHAT! I think waluigi is number 1
(bowser is simple to defeat)

Why is he not in any main series Mario games

24 Commander Tartar

He’s super dope. I mean come on he brainwashed Agent 3 and also tried to blend Agent 8 and Cap’n Cuttlefish he’s a good villian

25 Hades

"Don't curse the darkness—light a candle! When freaky aliens give you lemons, make freaky alien lemonade! Like this! "

First of all, Hades is a God, which already makes him awesome. He is an expert strategist, starting a full scale war between humans in order to use their souls grow his army. He also possesses the ability to turn himself into a living tornado, fire huge lasers, and provides amazing comic relief.

Hades is a damn evil villain. Killing huamns and eating souls. But what makes him an incredible villain is just how likeable he is. Making jokes and cracking wise remarks towards Pit.

He's just so full of character, absolutely loved his English voice acting

26 Meta Knight Meta Knight is a fictional character from the Kirby series of video games owned by Nintendo and HAL Laboratory. He is one of Kirby's rivals, but occasionally teams up with the pink puffball to defeat a common enemy. Meta Knight is known for his powerful slashing attacks and flight in the Super Smash more.

He is super cool.

At first I thought it was Kirby in discguise but no he is just a kingsmen protecting kind dedede

27 Master Hand

I would say he's the most powerful of all villains. Being the Spirit of Creation, he can give and take away all that is. Wow. He is a merciful master though, not as bad to the bone as Ganondorf is but still way more powerful.

Cool cinde of hard boss - Mario123

Super Smaaash Broos - MarioBros11

28 Mother Brain

Ridley is cooler? I think not.

Scariest boss ever

Ew. Still cool, however.

29 Ghirahim Ghirahim is the central antagonist of The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword. He is an immensely powerful Demon Lord born from Demise's sword. He aims to capture Zelda, the reincarnation of the Goddess Hylia, and use her to free his master, Demise the Demon King.

Never before has a villain been as motivated as he has been flamboyant, insane, cynical, and funny. Nintendo brought out their best in this one.


30 Zero Two

Zero Two has conquered entire words and knows nothing but pain and sorrow. He/It even ripped out his eye in a past life only to come back for more.

Let the blood spill.

When zero two boss begins in game it looks like in undertale flowey boss beginning

31 SA-X

The Sa-X is a beast

32 Tom Nook

This man has put me 6 million dollars in debt with more words out his devious mouth.

This monster is the lord of madness, the incarnation of the devil, the demon destroyer of dimensions! He should be number 1

Best villain ever should be higher

Pure evil. He will raise your rent.

33 Majora

Because he is the only dark one that puts all these guys to shame.

34 Ghetsis Harmonia Ghetsis Harmonia, or simply Ghetsis, is the main antagonist in Pokemon Black and White and the direct sequels, as well as the adoptive father of N, Concordia, and Athea.

No offense to anyone but I think most villains are easy to outsmart Ghetsis is very smart, he had a huge plan other than kidnapping someone or killing a bunch of people to take over the world. He went insane since he was beaten by a mere child, if he had managed to silence him, alder and cheren he would have won

I like this guy! He wants to kill you from existence for knowing the truth. Lies to people to release their Pokemon to let them free and be happy but he wants to use them as tools to conquer the world. And he manipulates the heart and mind of his 'son' N. Most of all His theme rocks!

The most manipulative Nintendo villain I've ever seen! The twist at the end of Pokémon Black and White blew my mind, and he came back two years later to freeze Unova in Black 2 and White 2! His battle theme is just epic! He needs to be higher up!

Ghetsis has a strong team and good battle theme but that's it

35 Giovanni

The final gym leader who is evil

36 Charizard Charizard, known in Japan as Lizardon, is a Pokémon species in Nintendo and Game Freak's Pokémon franchise. Created by Ken Sugimori, Charizard first appeared in the video games Pokémon Red and Blue and subsequent sequels. They have later appeared in various merchandise, spinoff titles and animated more.

Mewtwo & Charizard are AWESOME Villains

Not a villain - JustJake27


Um pokemon aren't villians lol

37 Black Knight

Everything from his design, to his theme song and even his voice (Robert Clotworthy) is just awesome, he's the best serious villain in a Nintendo game ever, he's a constant threat throughout the games, he's mysterious, he's overpowered, that moment where he comes out of a random house was one of the scariest moments I've experienced in a game, and we even got to grow attached to this character because he's playable in some chapters in the sequel, he is one of the most badass villains ever.

Quite possibly the coolest Nintendo villain in my opinion. Has one of the best boss themes I think I've heard (Between him and Masked Dedede) and an incredibly badass design.

The dark knight is a very good and underrated villain from the Fire Emblem Series

Most. Badass. Villian. Ever. It took a whole sequel to reveal this guy's identity, and you're introduced to him as he kills your father. It's incredible, seeing how he's still the hardest boss, even with the neccessary equipment. Bravo, Nintendo.

38 DJ Octavio (Splatoon)

No he did not die he was captured

Needs to be HIGHER! WAY HIGHER! Best Villain EVER!

He can pretty go fast and splatoon 2 awesome final boss but question did he die plese awnser

He’s awesome - Beth2505

39 Metal Face

This guy is very cool and more menacing to me.

And I got a pretty memory too. Fiora... GET OUTTA THERE... GET OUT.

"Anyway you SLICE it, the Monado ain't gonna WORK, boy!

Didn't work then, won't work now! " - xandermartin98

Jame cross

40 Bleck

He has a mysterious past that made him the way be is.

I loved how he was also saying things and referencing himself ("Yoru princess shall not be ruturned... by Count Belck") - Antifi

Count Bleck should be higher.

"Your princess has been Count Bleck! "
"By me...Count Bleck! "
"The chosen executor of the Dark Count Bleck! The fine fellow prophesied to come to this also Count Bleck! "
"WHAT?!...Spat Count Bleck in utter disbelief."


41 Kefka Palazzo Kefka Palazzo is a character in the Final Fantasy series of video games. Originally designed by Yoshitaka Amano, he appears in the 6th installment of the series - Final Fantasy VI.

Best. That frigging laugh

He’s not from Nintendo

42 Yoshi Yoshi, once romanized as Yossy, is a fictional anthropomorphic dinosaur who appears in video games published by Nintendo. He is most known for his appearances in the Yoshi and Mario franchises.

Convicted of numerous counts of tax fraud. Should be in the top 10

Tax fraud is the worst of crimes!

He keeps committing tax fraud. - Drawbox

"I committed Tax Fraud! " -Yoshi

43 Dark Pit

Even though he is now a good guy, he was a villain who did terrible things.


Yeah, right by this bomb. Stay here while I get the soda *cough* *detonator* *cough* - Fat_Turtle_Gamez

He's The dark version of pit! That's awesome

One of my favorite villains. Dark Pit is AWESOME!

44 Galeem

Unlike Thanos, this dude wiped out everyone. (Except Kirby)

45 Gruntilda Winkybunion Gruntilda Winkybunion often referred to as "Grunty" is the main antagonist of the Banjo-Kazooie series debuting in the first Banjo-Kazooie game in 1998.

Ah Gruntilda. Who could forget her gross secrets and her rhymes? Its interesting how most other villains want power all Gruntilda cares about is her looks which makes her stand out.

Let's just keep voting for her to throw people off

Whoever voted this doesn't know that Microsoft owns RareWare.

46 Meowth Meowth, known in Japan as Nyarth, is a Pokémon species in Nintendo and Game Freak's Pokémon franchise.

A member of team rocket

How can anybody forget the time when Meowth destroyed the world! He is the best villain in the entire world! He is more evil than Sauron!
The show starts now! I'm here on the scene! I'm being sarcastic about everything I said!

MEOWTH! Datsh right! - MarioBros11

47 Zant Zant is the usurper king of twilight and is the main villain of The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess.

Best villain

Why did they replace Ganon - MarioBros11

Awesome! - FrankKog

48 Lord Frederick

Wheres master hand? - Xomanxy

Best DK boss

49 Zanza

Everyone who have played this game knows how deep and good this guy is as villan

50 Andross

What, he's the main antagonist of the starfox series, why is he this low - Ninetendo

What the heck is wrong with this list? CHARIZARD is above Andross! Andross, in my opinion, is the best Nintendo villain. - Dolph63

He the villain because he want to rull the universe

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