Top Ten Video Game Villains


The Top Ten

1 Bowser - The Mario Franchise Bowser - The 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.

Only Bowser can display such a developed personality while trying to accomplish a simple goal. He's a king with an army, and he is determined to achieve his goal no matter what. He has even defeated his enemy before. If you don't think Bowser is the greatest villain in video games, you clearly lack knowledge about him.

He is a great villain

He is just so damn badass!

I think Bowser is the number one villain because of his sheer strength and determination which put together make a deadly combination for any villain

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2 Ganondorf - The Zelda Franchise Ganondorf - The Zelda Franchise 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.

he never dies even with a sword stabbed in his heart or head ude
till "killing" him rocks

aside from the joker, this should be #1

This should be number notice I didn't say he but ganondorf wants to kill every body and rule the earth while bowser just wants peach and ganondorf has been revised som many times

His theme song should have been take a look around by limp bizkit

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3 The Joker - Batman: Arkham City The Joker - Batman: Arkham City 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.

The joker didn't originate from video games

The thing that makes Joker so difficult to defeat, and so awesome, is his unpredictability. He causes destruction for the sake of destruction. Will he target one guy? Will he target a whole city? You'll never know. If that doesn't make a villain, what does? - DamonRageDevil

The Joker is a villian who has been around since the 1940s. He is one of the most iconic and consistently popular characters in popular culture ever. Mark Hamill has provided the character with the best voice possible for nearly 20 years.

The greatest villain of all time

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4 GlaDOS - Portal GlaDOS - Portal 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.

An AI robot created from a woman who didn't want to partake in the experiment. Even more, as Chel is leaving, those adorable little turrets sing a song only a mother would sing to her daughter, implying that GlaDOS may actually be Chel's mother.

The cake is a lie

Bowser, Ganondorf, etc. are fine, but they're boring. They're just generic "I'm the bad guy who wants to take over the world" villains. GlaDOS is so much more. Out of these villains, she's the most interesting because despite her being a robot, she's the most human. She has motivations for her actions, but they're different than "I want to take over the world". Her character is complex, sometimes she hates the player, other times she is amused by the player, other times you can even catch a bit of sympathy. Her character has a level of depth unmatched by the generic "TAKE OVER THE WORLD! " villains that plague video games today.

Best villain in gaming

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5 Handsome Jack - Borderlands Handsome Jack - Borderlands Handsome Jack is the main antagonist of both Borderlands 2 and Tales from the Borderlands and the deuteragonist of Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel.

Terrifyingly enigmatic but also humorous.

This guy mocks you every step of the way, hilarious, and everything he does makes you want to kill him. His origin as a Hero turned Villain is excellent. He's hilarious, unpredictable, thinks he's the hero the entire time and mocks you by calling you the "bad guy" (SERIOUSLY! ), and does a lot of terrible things including killing off certain people whom I won't say who they are! He's in my top 5, for sure!

A man who truly believes he is the hero all the while caging and forcing his daughter to help wake a monster to commit mass genocide and when you finally kill him, he still haunting Pandora as an A.I. what a great villain.

Also sticks around with you the whole game and just loves to mock you and threaten you in the end you get sweet sweet revenge.

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6 Vaas Montenegro - Far Cry 3 Vaas Montenegro - Far Cry 3 Vaas Montenegro is the secondary antagonist of Far Cry 3, appearing as the main antagonist for the first half of its storyline.

Have I ever told you the definition of insanity? it's people who think bowser is the best video game villain. - Stardum

No even top ten?

Did I ever tell you the definition of insanity?

Not top 10?

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7 Kefka Palazzo - Final Fantasy VI Kefka Palazzo - Final Fantasy VI 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.

Actually did what every other villain tried to do

This psychopath is AWESOME! - HeavyDonkeyKong

Oh god that laugh he has...

He destroys part of the Earth AND became a god. Much better than others FF villains, especially Exdeath.

8 Albert Wesker - The Resident Evil Franchise Albert Wesker - The Resident Evil Franchise

He’s only got 7 minutes.

How can you not vote for him? Bad ass. Enough said.
He's also a pain in the ass to beat if you don't have
A infinite rocket launcher. I looked at my stats and he got
The most kills off of me. He killed me exactly 52 times. So yeah,
Get infinite rocket launcher.

Not only is Wesker an original villain but also the coolest due to the fact he's in control of the virus in a way and the sunglasses add on to it

Not just my favourite game villain but also my all round favourite game character

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9 Eggman - The Sonic Franchise

Bowser is Iconic and all, but compared to what Eggman has actually achieved, he is nothing.

Dude number 4 pleases

I shall always remember Death egg robot, metal sonic, and omega

He is the E.G.G.M.A.N. before saying that he is now turned into a joke remember the Scrap Brain Zone in 1991. He has the potential to take over the world.

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10 Sephiroth - Final Fantasy VII Sephiroth - Final Fantasy VII Sephiroth is a fictional character and main antagonist in the role-playing video game Final Fantasy VII developed by Square.

Nobody is more badass than Sephiroth. Everything he does and says is awesome. He has the coolest sword ever too. Anyone who doesn't think he should be #1 either hasn't played FF7 or is an idiot.

Considering he's got his own movie, killed tons of people,

He's got his own theme, fangirls, and remnants. Better than that Joker ripoff

Are you kidding me? This guy has gitta b the most badas villain calling has ever seen. Check other polls. Full find him to b the toughest villain to find his way into games

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11 Super Dimento - Super Paper Mario

Alright, he might not be the best but he IS BETTER THEN BOWSER! He literally kills of Mario, Peach, Luigi and even Bowser (you play as bowser). He commits universal genocide also. Then even when he dies he has a shadow of his power to continue the destruction of worlds.

12 Andrew Ryan - Bioshock Andrew Ryan - Bioshock Andrew Ryan is a fictional character in the BioShock video game series developed by Irrational Games. He serves as the primary antagonist of the first half of the first BioShock and a minor character in its sequel, BioShock 2. Ryan is an idealistic business magnate in the 1940s and 1950s; seeking to more.

The best kind of villain is one who Is evIl but Is humanIzed and that you can sympathize with and nobody fits that description better than Andrew Ryan.

He is an amazing character who is so twisted that he almost convinces you he's right. He's a dominating and charismatic personality, indeed.

13 Xehanort - Kingdom Hearts Xehanort - Kingdom Hearts Xehanort is a fictional character and the true primary antagonist of the video game crossover series Kingdom Hearts by Tetsuya Nomura.

This guy had manipulated terra, caused him to willingly kill his master and friend, Eraqus, through pure convincing, then single handedly separated the worlds of the universe from eachother and created the pure blood and emblem heartless. He then released his own heart from his own body in order to purposely become a heartless himself as well as a nobody, which both went on to seek kingdom hearts itself in order to gain unlimited knowledge and immortality. Then he finds out his original Organization XIII wasn’t good enough due to some leftover individuality in some of the members, and so he LITERALLY makes his younger self find 12 different incarnations of himself throughout time, and uses the dark half of Ventus, which is Vanitas, to capture Sora and make him the 13th member of the new Organization, which is of course thwarted by Riku and Mickey’s attempts to save Sora from the darkness. Not to mention that he has the oldest known Keyblade, which has the master of master’s eye ...more

14 Vladmir Makarov - Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 & 3 Vladmir Makarov - Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 & 3

Remember,no russian.-DarkBoi-X

Makarov is one hell of a bad guy. He slaughtered dozens of people in an airport, killed 30,000 men with a nuke and killed Soap Mctavish.

You guys are all crazy, Makarov killed more people in one airport massacre then the rest of the villains on this list combined in their lifetime.

A cold blooded killer who isn't above big airport massacres. "Remember, no Russian". - mom4

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15 Ridley - Metroid Franchise Ridley - Metroid Franchise 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.

Hell yeah!

16 Fawful - Mario and Luigi Series Fawful - Mario and Luigi Series Fawful, known in Japan as Gerakobits, is a fictional character appearing in the Mario & Luigi series of role-playing video games developed by AlphaDream.

What fink rats put him at 16?! I HAVE FURY!

For me fawful was awful.(see what I did there? )

I have fury that Fawful is eleven!


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17 Psycho Mantis - Metal Gear Solid Psycho Mantis - Metal Gear Solid
18 Bowser Jr. - The Mario Franchise Bowser Jr. - The Mario Franchise Bowser Jr., or sometimes simply Jr., is a video game character who appears in Nintendo's Mario franchise as the secondary antagonist. As his name implies, he is the son of the series' primary antagonist, Bowser.

In Mario Galaxy 2, Bowser Jr. Has these huge machines designed to kill you. I think that the Doomsday Machine is his best one.

Why is Bowser Jr here? He's just a whiny brat with an utterly annoying voice.

Bowser Junior is way better than his dad. his dad should be second. Bowser Junior ahould be number one. Bowser Junior is the one laughing in your face for the entire adventure ever since Super Mario Sunshine, not Bowser! Bowser is just there to steal away the final boss basttle! - HeavyDonkeyKong

The koopalings should take notes on how to be decent villians. They're lousy clones who do the same thing and are defeated in the exact same way. No wonder Bowser Jr outranks them.

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19 The Squeaks - Kirby
20 Cyberdemon - Doom Cyberdemon - Doom The Cyberdemon is a fictional character in the Doom gaming-franchise by id Software, where it was introduced in the first-person shooter game Doom in 1993. Since then, it has appeared in several other id games, including all main-line Doom sequels, Doom RPG, and Wolfenstein RPG as the Harbinger of Doom, more.
21 Ripto - Spyro the Dragon Ripto - Spyro the Dragon
22 Raul Menendez - Call of Duty: Black Ops 2

Was the smartest villain and most dangerous one too almost taking out all the world power countries

Best villain period

Unlike most of the other villains on this list, he had a reason for doing what he did.

23 Nemesis - Resident Evil 3

This guy is the ultamate villan

24 Dormin - Shadow of the Colossus
25 Porky - Earthbound

I hate this guy so much, he manipulated ness, killed Lucas's mom and brother and caused wreak havoc on the whole WORLD

At least Giygas has redeeming factors.

He is a great villain... BUT I STILL DESPISE HIM TO NO END!

He was Pretty twisted for a kid with no super natral powers, but he ended up cuasing much havic.

26 Dr. Nefarious - Ratchet and Clank: Up Your Arsenal


Dr. Nefarious is probably the only villain who is so bad that he will make you roll on the floor laughing your head off. And that's a good thing.

One of the funniest villians ever! He is
My favourite character from Ratchet and Clank series


27 Dr. Neo Cortex - Crash Bandicoot Dr. Neo Cortex - Crash Bandicoot
28 Flood - Halo

relentless KILL ALL LIVING BEINGS attitude

When it comes to villainy, it's hard to beat the flood. But on another note, Ganondorf and even Eggman are WAY better villains than Bowser!

Very deadly. Way harder to kill than bowser.

Awesome villans and they're zombies how awesome is that. In Halo 4 the flood are terrifiying. I'm just glad they made them look and sound scary instead of just making them spartans with energy swords like in Reach.

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29 Mecha Hitler - Wolfenstein 3D

It's Hitler. No explanation needed.

30 Lavos - Chrono Trigger
31 Xemnas - Kingdom Hearts Xemnas - Kingdom Hearts
32 Mike Tyson - Mike Tyson's Punch-Out!!

He isn't a villain. Just your last challenge before you complete the game.

33 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. Her name can be changed by the player and will be assumed as the player character, until the Pacifist Route when Asriel asks for the more.

Chara could kill any hero, maybe even any villain. The best part is is that the player unlocks them.

34 Revolver Ocelot - Metal Gear Solid Franchise

Revolver Ocelot is an damn better then any of these stupid Call of Duty enemies

35 Dr. Wily - Mega Man Dr. Wily - Mega Man Doctor Wily, full name Albert W. Wily, is a video game character and the main antagonist of the original Mega Man series.
36 Hades - Kid Icarus Uprising

He has the swag

37 Mephiles the Dark - Sonic the Hedgehog Mephiles the Dark - Sonic the Hedgehog

The reason I like Mephiles is that he was an amazing villain in a game full of bland characters.

Why the hell is he so low?! He is the best villain ever (in my opinion)!

He is a demon and he killed sonic.

38 Pagan Min - Far Cry 4
39 Jacqueline Natla - Tomb Raider Jacqueline Natla - Tomb Raider
40 Liquid Snake - Metal Gear Solid

Dude seriously! Your evil twin-clone-brother who is the antithesis of your very existence, and then there was the showdown at the end of metal gear solid 4

I love Metal Gear Solid because of the great game play and storylines and every boss in the series is memorable

Why is he this low?

41 Nikita Dragovich - Call of Duty Black Ops
42 Kurt Dierker - The Saboteur
43 Frank Tenpenny - Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas
44 General Shepherd - Call of Duty Modern Warfare 2

No one can trust him even his own men

45 Ender Dragon - Minecraft

Why is she on the list, yes she is a boss, but she is not a villian. You only fight her when you invade her world, she was just living with her endermen, If anything, Steve is the villian. - DragonHarrier

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

Dedede is my favourite video game character ever, and sorry, he's not a villain, he's just a mischievous king. My favourite video game villain is Ganondorf - Nintendonix

He can just flick Bowser on SSBB, He may be cute, but an epic villain, even though he's an anti hero. - Mewbosses

47 Count Bleck - Super Paper Mario Count Bleck - Super Paper Mario Count Bleck, true name Lord Blumiere, is the central antagonist turned anti-hero of the 2007 Nintendo Wii videogame Super Paper Mario.

We know the story between him and Tippi. Blumiere and Timpani, who were Bleck and Tippi respectively, are lovers. But they separated because of altering dimensions. We thought Count Bleck is the antagonist of Super Paper, but this villain had a change of heart when he realizes Dimentio wants the Chaos Heart for Himself. Count Bleck, one of my favorite villains of the Mario franchise, should be high.

48 President Eden - Fallout 3 President Eden - Fallout 3
49 Brian O'Neill - Mafia II
50 Goro - Mortal Kombat Goro - Mortal Kombat Goro is a fictional character from the Mortal Kombat fighting game series. He first appears in the original Mortal Kombat as an unplayable boss character, challenging the player before the final fight with Shang Tsung.

This four armed beast proved to be more frustrating to fight than any other boss character in any fight game. - egnomac

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1. Bowser - The Mario Franchise
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