Top Ten Video Game Villains

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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 ...read more.

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.

Wow, Bowser is number one on the Top Ten Most Iconic Video Game Villains. What a surprise. Wait, this isn't the most iconic villains, it's just best villains? Then why the hell is he number one? - toptenzen

Bowser is usually the first guy to come to mind when you're thinking on the subject of video game villains.

This guy be awesome, I'm not complaining about him being #1

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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, ...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? - 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

I'm not sure if the Joker counts as a VIDEO GAME villain

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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.

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.

Her monotone but haunting voice, her sick obsession with science and her intelligent nature. She's a one-of-a-kind bad-'-ass villian, if you don't think so, her nuerotoxin will say otherwise.

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5 Eggman - The Sonic Franchise

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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6 Andrew Ryan - Bioshock

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.

7 Sephiroth - Final Fantasy VII

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

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8 Handsome Jack - Borderlands Handsome Jack - Borderlands The main antagonist of the video game Borderlands 2. He is also included in the games: Borderlands: the Pre-Sequel, and Stories from the Borderlands.

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.

"Ahh, I was gonna play this violin all sarcastically, it was gonna be hilarious... JAKE! WHERE'S THE BLOODY VIOLIN? "

"...so I took his spoon and scooped his stupid little eyeballs out with it and his kids were all like WAAA! WAAA! I guess it's something you would have to have been there to appreciate- the moral of the story is you're a total bi***."

I don't know the exact words to his quotes but you get the idea. He's cool.

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9 Albert Wesker - The Resident Evil Franchise 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.

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10 Kefka Palazzo - Final Fantasy VI Kefka Palazzo - Final Fantasy VI

Actually did what every other villain tried to do

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

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The Newcomers

? Scarecrow - Batman: Arkham Asylum Scarecrow - Batman: Arkham Asylum The Scarecrow is a fictional supervillain appearing in American comic books published by DC Comics, commonly as an adversary of the superhero Batman.
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The Contenders

11 Vaas Montenegro - Far Cry 3 Vaas Montenegro - Far Cry 3

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

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.

This dude taught me the definition of insanity - the_only_sane_person_alive

"I'll give 10 grand to the first person who gives me Jason's nutsack."

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12 Dr. Wily - Mega Man Dr. Wily - Mega Man
13 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.

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

I have fury that Fawful is eleven!

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.

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14 Ridley - Metroid Franchise Ridley - Metroid Franchise
15 Bowser Jr. - The Mario Franchise

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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16 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.

17 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". - mom4

He has made a massacre come on!

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18 Ghirahim - The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword Ghirahim - The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword

He is better than Ganondorf in my opinion

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19 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

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

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20 Flood - Halo

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!

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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