Top 10 Best Sonic the Hedgehog Villains

The Top Ten
1 Dr. Eggman Doctor Ivo "Eggman" Robotnik is a fictional video game character and the main antagonist of the Sonic the Hedgehog series, created by Sega.

He can be mean and nasty, but he's shown his good side despite his cruelty. Ex: In Sonic Forces, Sonic was captured by Infinite and brought to the Death Egg to be tortured. However, Sonic LACKS any signs of being tortured at all. He seemed mentally and physically at his best. Or like how after Sonic World, Eggman still wanted the Deadly Six on his team, despite their former betrayal and attempt to kill him. Or when he saved Sonic from becoming Dark Sonic in Sonic X and in the Sonic X comic books when he rescued Shadow the Hedgehog despite the fact that Shadow had been the direct reason for the failed outcome of his then latest plan for world domination. I'm also sure that it's pretty obvious that Eggman hates animals... yet still it is shown that he cares about Sonic and the rest. That makes the Doctor a loveable character in my book. Most of the time, anyway.

2 Mephiles the Dark

It's a cruel, heartless, demonic entity who seeks nothing but destruction and the suffering of others. Or is that what we see because we fail to understand the concept of Evil? We believe demons attack us for no reason, however to them, God is the villain. They know that they are Evil and that he is Good, but they do not believe in what he stands for, making him the villain in their eyes. Failure is not a... problem... for this creature, as it can escape in time. An unstoppable enemy unless you know how to fight it. The key to victory lies in keeping it away from Iblis at all costs. If Elise had not given in to her deeply disturbing love of the blue hedgehog, Solaris would have never been formed... and Mephiles would have never eventually became the Time-Eater. Demons cannot be destroyed, just as Evil cannot be annihilated, they will return, again and again. When you fight them, you must face them, show no fear and strike them down... but know that they will return and that you must face them again. Demons are inside all of us, and they can never truly be defeated, but they can be stopped for a while, and they can be stopped again and again.

3 Metal Sonic Metal Sonic is one of Eggman’s fastest and most powerful creations. Programed to be better than Sonic in any aspect possible, he can shoot electro balls, shoot electricity downward, do a boost, and make himself invincible. He fight’s Sonic each time he gets stronger, and when he gains enough power,... read more

He's really cool. Less powerful than Zavok and Solaris. Solaris can eat all the characters out of existence. Zavok can control machines. Metal Sonic's still epic, though. Especially, his Metal Overlord form. Oh, if you're a big Metal Sonic fan, check him out in Team Sonic Racing and Sonic Mania Adventures. You can watch Sonic Mania Adventures on
YouTube on the Official Sonic The Hedgehog Channel!

I admit Metal Sonic is not the strongest villain in shed but he is powerful. Also did you know there are 3 Sonics? There are Sonic, Metal Sonic and Cyborg Sonic. I would say Metal Sonic is the strongest out of those three though.

4 Infinite

This one is my favorite. I feel sorry for him. In a single night, everything he had was taken from him; his family (The Jackal Squad), his dignity, his honor and his reputation as the ultimate mercenary. Taken by a SINGLE hedgehog. He had failed to avenge his family. However, instead of whining about it, he stood up for himself. He chose to be fused with the Phantom Ruby. He burned cities, murdered millions, tortured the world's most famous hero and took over the world. He discarded any attempts at friendship, at one point he even said,
" Friends are nothing but a fleeting illusion, you can count on no one but yourself." I feel like a lot of people misinterpret this to mean that he didn't care about the Jackal Squad anymore. However, I think he actually meant, "My friends were here one minute and then gone the next. It's up to me to avenge them now." I think he didn't want friends because he didn't want to lose them like he did the Jackal Squad.

5 Shadow the Hedgehog Shadow the Hedgehog is a character who appears in the Sonic the Hedgehog series released by Sega. He is an artificially created black and red hedgehog whose hover shoes propel him at extreme speeds that rival those of Sonic.

Shadow is possibly my favourite villain ever. It comes down to him or Bowser Junior, I would say, I feel like they are on par, but in terms of abilities, Shadow may well be the most powerful fantasy character ever!

Shadow the Hedgehog is literally the strongest villain to Sonic because he's never lost a battle to Sonic. He's never ever been knocked out or died. He's still lurking in the shadows ready to kill Sonic.

I liked him... until I found out what he did to Infinite. I don't hate him. I feel like if someone cared about him, took him in, he could change. However, to me, his actions seemed pretty villainous.

6 Chaos

He isn't REALLY a villain, I believe he is angry about something..maybe that's the reson?

I don't know much about him except for the fact that he's from sonic adventure

He's my favorite Sonic villain at least, so I HAD to have him as one of my votes

7 Zavok

One of the few characters who are actually successful. He's red and black. He has NATURALLY colored cyan nails and hair. He looks cool. He can knock a freaking meter thick robot segment off it's joints. He can survive an apparent fall from sky world. He's got an excellent relationship with Master Zik. He respects his enemies. He can control fire. He's an excellent boxer. He's got an awesome accent. He's the leader of the Deadly Six. He's honorable. He's intelligent. He's clever and daring. He's hot, literally. He lives in a volcano. He has an epic boss fight. He can control machinery. I love him. He cares about the Deadly Six. He's survived Sonic's homing attacks multiple times without the help of robotic armor. He can turn gigantic. He's a pro racer. He studies his enemies . He's. just one of those characters that you have to love or hate... there is no in-between.

8 Scourge the Hedgehog

He is more than a evil version of Sonic because, Fleet-way Sonic is evil - Scourge is pure of heart well compared to the likes of him, Sonic gets too much love from SEGA...

Just look at my user pic and name!

9 Dark Gaia

Were you aware that this is the reincarnation of the entity known as Iblis. Yes, it is true, it survived. It returned. Again, the fact is that demons shall never be defeated... only halted...only delayed, and every time you stop them, you give yourself time to live on, time to live in peace, then you fight them again and the story repeats, but for that brief moment of peace, before the demon's return, you feel invincible... like you can do anything and you can, if you allow yourself too. The only obstacle in your path... is you.

10 Solaris

Oh, how a star shines so bright. Engulfed with such beauty, yet so Evil it is. The Dark Light. The Soul of Shadows. Vote for this deity. Vote with your heart. Vote to give the Destroyer of the Multiverse... a chance to sit on his Dark Throne. Vote with Evil. Vote for Evil... but know that he will win, one day in the future, past or present and it will be to late... we will be gone. So, vote now! Vote for Solaris while you still can!

Don't wish forth the divine, or you might regret it. Solaris was bolstered by humanity's own actions. In the End, it won't matter how far you get, for Solaris WILL win. The song 'In The End' by Linkin Park reminds me of Solaris. You should check it out. You'll see what I mean.

The Contenders
11 Iblis

The embodiment of the god Solaris' power. He was sealed inside of Elise. He's pretty much a mindless beast, fueled only by a need to destroy the balance of nature. Yet, he's a demon... who's responsible for Silver's future world. Yes, the ravaged one.

I can throw skyscrapers at you and destroy your world in moments! This guy is hardcore. He's also mean and demonic. Obviously.

12 Black Doom

I probably have his character all wrong, but I feel that he wanted to save humanity from it's own oblivion. We are destroying our own world. He shows many religious views, saying that we sin against our own kind. Is he wrong? No. Sure, he's sadistic, manipulative and cruel, but I feel that he had good intentions. I mean, if you think about it, he did imply that he thought he was saving humanity. In all honesty, the only way to save EVERYONE is to destroy all of us. That sounds more like a savior. Also, he still talks to Shadow throughout the story, even after Shadow betrays him. He shows Shadow the evils of humanity, what they did to Shadow at the ARK. I think he might have been trying to save Shadow as well, I mean, he is Shadow's father. Adding to my point, his music doesn't sound very evil, in fact, it sounds sort of heroic. I don't know, maybe I'm blind. Maybe I can't see Evil for what it is. I don't know. I still feel like everyone has their own reason for doing things. No one does anything for absolutely no reason. Maybe, that's his?

13 Jet the Hawk Jet the Hawk is a character from SEGA's Sonic the Hedgehog series. Jet is very arrogant, prideful, and always seeks riches and fortunes. While also the Babylon Rogues' leader, Jet rarely takes his responsibilities seriously, though he knows how to assert his authority.

He's not a villain, much like Shadow, he's an antihero. But still, I LOVE HIM!

Jet the Hawk is my favorite Sonic character.

14 Dark Oak

Dark Oak is a pretty powerful villain and was able to defeat Super Sonic in his first appearance and he didn't just beat him once, he beat him twice and became god like in the final battle with him.
Heck, he was able to drain the life force from the heroes as well as Shadow, Chris and Egg-man before Cosmo stopped him by dropping the chaos crystals.
Besides, he only lost because Cosmo made him worry about her getting the power back to the crystals or was he just trying to stop her for another reason...?

Dark Oak should have been number two on this list with Egg-man/Robotnik at number one seeing that he is the big bad despite SEGA and Sonic Team trying to force us to like the red zeti that nobody liked to begin with, besides, their just milking it right now, SEGA and Sonic Team please, stop milking the big red zeti.
The fans don't like him...

15 Rouge the Bat

Like Shadow, Rouge is not evil and is not a villain. Rouge is an anti-hero who is super sexy, seductive, mischievous and intelligent (on duty). But sometimes she's selfish and greedy when it comes to her addiction of jewels, chaos emeralds and even the master emerald. All in all she's neutral.

Um... I don't remember Rouge being a villain...

I mean she's just shadow's sidekick and I couldn't find anyone else

16 Doctor Finitevus
17 Mammoth Mogul
18 Zeena

Edit: She's loyal for the most part.

19 Zazz

The crazy, purple master is here. He's just so cool! In Sonic Colours, he was such a cool character! He's hilarious!

Zazz can be annoying. He constantly has to be the source of my attention. However, he's family. What can I do?

He's crazy and funny. Plus, if that's not reason enough, he's part of the Deadly Six!

20 Dimitri
21 Eggman Nega

He's Eggman's descendant from the future! Not only is he shown to be more calm and collected than Eggman (As well as sneaky), he's CRAZIER than him too!

He probably could have, or already did escape from the Ifritz's dimension.

22 The Metarex
23 Wave the Swallow
24 Fleetway Sonic

I can't stand this guy.
His the main reason why I don't like Sonic as a character which confuses me when it comes to listing Sonic on a list of favorite Sonic characters seeing that he is too mean to be a hero and acts like a dick every chance he gets.
…Number five, he gets the number five spot on a top ten list and that's Sonic who deserves the spot not him, the number 26 spot is perfect for him however because he doesn't deserve the number one spot on any list.

I bet he could beat Dark and Exe.

The purest embodiment of Chaos. His backstory is actually really tragic.

25 Bokkun
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