Top Ten Video Game Villains

The Top Ten

1 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 ...read more.

Bowser also teams up with Mario in multiple games and goes karting, golfing, and does other fun activities with the brothers. He is also caring for his boy Bowser Jr. and genuinely cares about him, even going so far as to lie to him about Peach being his mother so he won't be motherless like him. He also has some sick castles and is a master designer. Plus, his wedding outfit is pretty fly.

He always succeeds in capturing Peach. Mario has to save her over and over again. Get this, the only Mario games that Mario beats him in hand-to-hand combat are the rpgs. Every other time has him tricking Bowser by using his enemy's bridge to escape.

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.

Bowser described in a nutshell, is the Darth Vader of video games. His look, his role in the Mario universe, sure he's always doing the same thing, kidnapping Princess Peach in order to controll the Mushroom Kingdom, but his rivalry with the iconic protagonist only makes him an even better character. If you ever mention video game villains, Bowser is usually the first to come to mind.

2 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

3 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.

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.

Sigh. GLaDOS should be #1. She's funny, psychopathic, and while usually sadistic, she does have a degree of humanity in her, although if you told her that, she'd kill you with a deadly neurotoxin.

Now, this artificial intelligence discovered to like killing people. And so she does with her test subjects. You, the protagonist, have the bad luck to be one of them.

How are you holding up, because I'm a potato! -GlaDOS Evil, yet humorous villain, gave me a good time, knowing the villain wasn't PURE evil. I think she's biased against escapees to the moon. Dunno.

4 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, ...read more.

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?

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

I like the Joker and all, but I don't think it would be fair to call him a video game villain. Probably a comic book villain or something of that nature.

5 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.

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.

Complete bastard, just someone you love to hate.

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.

6 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.

Vaas is such an amazing villain. The way he paralels with Jason is fantastic. From their actions to their clothes. Yet throughout the game you can see Jason becoming him. And even after I killed him. I felt sorry for him. Citra and Hoyt are the real villains and put him on this path

This guy is so awesome! He should be at top 10

This dude taught me the definition of insanity

Vaas was the best villain in any game... the first time I played FarCry 3 the begging was a twist. I thought it was real but it was Vaas showing me a video. If Vaas was real, I think he would be about the same as Hitler in evil.

7 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!

Oh god that laugh he has...

The Joker in gaming

8 Eggman - The Sonic Franchise

He is the most evil out of all of them. His Big Arms could toss Bowser.

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

He Blew Up Half OF THE MOON as a warning shot, a demonstration He cracked the EARTH itself into 7 pieces. He Unleashed The GOD OF DESTRUCTION TO THE WORLD..

Yet he is Number 5

He has a huge robot army, released dark gai a super powerful being sealed in the earth's core shattering the world into several pieces, created the time eater to erase time n space he created neo metal sonic a robot that scans the data of anything and uses its powers. In sonic forces he used the phantom ruby which creates countless copies if anything n bring virtual reality illusions to life.he capture sonic take over most of the earth n literally drops the sun on the earth

9 Albert Wesker - The Resident Evil Franchise

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

Wesker is the guy you love to hate in resident evil. It is also great to play as him.

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

Iconic design, deplorable actions, completely badass theme songs (he keeps getting more and more with each appearance)... There's no way he isn't the greatest video game villain of all time

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

The Contenders

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 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 ...read more.

BEST VILLAIN EVER! Besides, having a woman in armor with extremely harmful laser beams and an alien space dragon with more laser beams makes a pretty suspenseful match.

Hell yeah!

13 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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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

He is cold-bloodiest person in the world

15 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!

HE's GOT CHORTLES AND FURY!

16 Edgar Ross - Red Dead Redemption

If A villain is badass enough to kill the main protagonist at the end, he is one of the best villains of all time

17 Micah Bell - Red Dead Redemption II

Definitely pissed me off more than any other bad guy ever

18 Psycho Mantis - Metal Gear Solid
19 Mecha Hitler - Wolfenstein 3D

It's Hitler. No explanation needed.

20 The Squeaks - Kirby
21 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

22 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, ...read more.
23 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

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

Best villain period

24 Nemesis - Resident Evil 3

This guy is the ultamate villan

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!

Duh.

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