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 is not just my favorite villain, but also probably my favorite character period. ;u; Every time I think of him I instantly get at least a bit happier. ;v; Fanboy stuff aside I love Bowser because of what he is - a powerhungry king who is also well-regarded by his men, a loving father and a nigh-unstoppable force to anyone whose name isn't Mario or Luigi. He's egotistical, yes, but he makes sure that he lives up to it, every single time, especially in Bowser's Inside Story, in which it could be considered his own game plus Mario's - and the day he gets a *true* game of his own without sharing a spotlight is the day I demand Nintendo to have all of my money. He *deserves* his #1 spot - he's earned it! ovo

You stink bowser if this has a downvote feature I would downvote him. Honestly he is a stupid villain and definitely shouldn’t be in top 5

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.

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 should be number one because bowser is so boring and also is weak ganondorf would win easily. He is also way more fun to fight no one should put him lower Than bowser

Ganondorf is definitely one of the more iconic villains in video games, and with good reason. Starting out in OoT as the reincarnation of a demon's hatred, Ganondorf grew envious over the land of Hyrule for its peace and serenity while his people were tormented in the desert. He manipulates many characters such as the King, Zelda, and even Link so he can obtain the Triforce and take over Hyrule. However, the Triforce divided into three different pieces when he found it and he was left with only Din's part, the Triforce of Power, which amplifies the strength of his magic and transforms him into the demon, Ganon, when it consumes too much of his hatred at his defeat. Finally, even when he's defeated, he always manages to return thanks to the link (see what I did there? ) with the hero.

Ganondorf. A being born of the hatred of the Demonic King Demise, the result of an eternal curse that causes him to be reborn time and time again to challenge Link and Zelda. He has surpassed even the being whose curse brought him into existence, accomplishing things that even his creator could not, mainly taking over the world, and acquiring the Triforce of Power. With his piece of the Triforce, his already considerable magical and physical power is increased to God-like proportions, making him somebody who entirely surpasses villains like Glados, Makarov, Bowser, and the like. He is probably immortal, being unable to die of things like age or disease, and is nigh-invincible, making it nearly impossible to kill him. Only particular weapons, such as the Master Sword, are capable of actually ending his life. Even holy weapons, like the Light Arrows, are only able to harm him, but not destroy him. Even in the event of his death, he always comes back, due to both the power of the ...more

I'm sorry, I love Bowser and Wesker, but who the hell puts losers like Nikita and Makarov above Ganondorf or the other two previous mentioned? 'Cause they're from Call of Duty, is that why? Wow. This. List. Equals. Fail. We all know Ganon is the king of baddies, I mean he is hatred incarnate.

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.

GLaDOS is most DEFINTELY supposed to be on this list! She's a snarker, she's manipulative, she lies, she insults you, she forces you to (SPOILER! ) incernirate your Companion Cube and most of all... She takes delight in murdering people, going so far as to kill scientists just SECONDS after she's awakened!

But at the same time, she has a good side and is sympathetic. The perfect villain! She's most CERTAINLY my #1 video game villain of all time!

6?! She's by far the most complicated, mad and cool villain I've ever seen. She's the only villain who understands that killing the main protagonist is too hard and, definitely her best part, she can make CAKES!

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.

4 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.

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.

Complete bastard, just someone you love to hate.

5 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

He is just too badass not to be no. 1, I mean with that long sword that can cut anyone one down and that charismatic air that he has makes you like him even if he is a little diabolical.

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.

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

6 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.

He deserves to be on this list. He wanted to be the ruler of a race of super humans using a virus that he himself could barely control. Plus he's dificult to kill

Wesker is just awesome as a villain. To find him at No. 2 is just a mistake. He's evil, manipulative and just a great character.

By far the greatest villain in the Resident Evil series. He's manipulative and just pure evil.

7 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

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.

Did I ever tell you the definition of insanity?
Insanity is not put Vaas Montenegro in number 1 of best villain in game

One of the greatest mo-cap performances for a video game. Michael Mando kills it (literally) in Far Cry 3. No to mention a great overall game!

8 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.

Kefka is far better than any Call of Duty villain, I know that for a fact, and better than sephiroth. It is a shame this guy isn't number one, or at least higher on the list. He's like the joker of the video game world. At the time that Sephiroth was killing Aerith, Kefka was destroying the world.

This guy is pure evil. His only reason for living is his sick love of destruction, he manipulates many characters in his quest to godhood, and causes an apocalypse when he succeeds in becoming the new God of Magic!

Sephiroth 2nd and Kefka 21st? That's an insult! I'm at a loss of words. I can only express my surprise with three letters: what?

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

9 Eggman - The Sonic Franchise Doctor Ivo "Eggman" Robotnik is a fictional video game character and the main antagonist of the Sonic the Hedgehog series, created by Sega.

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

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

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

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

10 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.

The Newcomers

? Machinedramon - Digimon World
? Frieza - Dragon Ball Xenoverse Freeza (Pronounced "Frieza" in the Funimation dub) is fictional character in the Dragon Ball series by Akira Toriyama as the primary antagonist of the Freeza Saga. He is a galactic tyrant who governs the Planet Trade Organization and is feared by the universe for his sadistic and brutal nature. He is ...read more.
The Contenders
11 Vladmir Makarov - Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 & 3

A man who detonated a nuclear weapon in the Middle East killing 30,000 US Troops and god knows how many civilians.
A man who caused a massacre in a major Russian airport and made it look like the USA was responsible.
A Man who unleashed chemical weapons throughout Western Europe
A man who put the video game world on the brink of World War Three.

Vladimir Makarov never gave up on his ideology.

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.

This man is as ruthless as villains go. None of the othet villains have done anything even half as bad as Makarov has done!

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.

GUESS WHO I KILLED SAMUS, ITS QUITE aPARENT!

13 The Joker - Batman Arkham Asylum

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 villain 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.

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.

Joker is amazing but his first appearance wasn't a video game so I wouldn't put him on a list like this.
Still love him though.

14 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.

15 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

Without a doubt, the jerkiest villain out there.

At least Giygas has redeeming factors.

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

16 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.

He wants to take over the world. Big deal. If only that were all to this villain. This is THE funniest character in history. Period. Just listen to these lines.

"Snack on my wrath, fink-rats! "

"You inhaled like the hungry syrup pig at the all you can eat pancake buffet."

"All who resist will be beaten like naughty little eggs."

"The mustard of your DOOM! "

"I have chortles! "

"I HAVE FURY! "

He's much more than just memorable lines, too. He's a genius, and, like Gruntilda, a green cackling b*tch of a chatterbox. He gave Cackletta the power to live on. Inside Bowser... With boobs...

He found the Dark Star and almost destroyed the mushroom kingdom with it. HE NEEDS TO COME BACK! Come on, he's survived exploding. TWICE!

Five Reasons To Vote For Fawful:
1. He has lasers
2. He has fury
3. He has chortles
4. His name is awesome
5. He is better than the main villain of his franchise, who is number one on this countdown.

He should be at least in the Top 15. This guy is a really great villain and managed to take down both Mario & Luigi and even Bowser! Seriously, why isn't he higher on this list?!

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

17 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

18 Hades - Kid Icarus Uprising

This guy is a huge troll, but the likeable troll. You just can't but love him. He is hilarious, snarky and just a great villain.

He has the swag

19 Micah Bell - Red Dead Redemption II

Definitely pissed me off more than any other bad guy ever

20 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

21 Lucifer - Dante's Inferno
22 Mecha Hitler - Wolfenstein 3D

It's Hitler. No explanation needed.

23 Dr. Andonuts - Radiation's Halloween Hack

This guy is COMPLETELY insane. Like, seriously, it's actually pretty terrifying when you have to literally go inside his mind and see all the nasty personal demons hiding in there.

24 Kuro - Ori and the Blind Forest
25 The Squeaks - Kirby
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