Top 10 Villains In Animated Shows

These villains may be evil but we still think they are cool.

The Top Ten

1 Bill Cipher - Gravity Falls Bill Cipher - Gravity Falls Bill Cipher is a triangular dream demon formerly existent only in the mindscape who wished to gain access to the real world. He has been running amok in Gravity Falls, Oregon since being summoned by Stanford Pines over thirty years ago. He is known for his mysterious demeanor and sadistic humor. He more.

HAHA! Gravity Falls is one of my favorite shows of all time! I was very sad when it ended. One of my favorite characters in the show was Bill Cipher. Bill is a one eyed triangle guy who is very manipulative and is great at causing chaos. He can also enter people's minds. He entered Grunkle Stan's mind to help Gideo figure out the code to the safe that holds the deed to the Mystery Shack. He also took over Dipper's body so he could steal the journal. He even took over all of Gravity Falls by breaking the rift causing Weirdmageddon to happen. He was ultimately defeated when Stan and Ford tricked him into going in Stan's mind and used the memory gun on him. I was kind of sad when Bill died even though he deserved to. In the form of a backward message, he said "My time has come to burn! I evoke the ancient power that I may return! " Can this mean something? Maybe. - MegaSoulhero

I wonder sometimes why I like Bill so much. I think the reason we think he is cool even though he is not in the show much. The reason is he is directly connected to the mysterys we love so much in Gravity Falls. We were eager to learn more about him because he held all the answers. Even at the end of the show when the Zodiac Wheel's purpose was revealed

He's got a slightly terrifying sense of humor, but that's why he's awesome - Haumea

I have loved Disney villains since my first ever Disney movie but I’ve always known that their T.V. baddies were always a bit lackluster. And then Gravity Falls aired and we were introduced to this geometric nightmare. I have never at any point in my life wanted to see a Disney villain die more than Bill Cipher. He’s like the Kilgrave of Disney villains every time he’s on screen you want to rip his eye out of its socket but at the same time you don’t want him to leave because he’s just so much fun to watch. His design is simple but iconic, his voice is spot on and it allows for you to hate him more when he’s destroying the world but not seeming to care all that much, and when he did finally die I have never felt more joy and satisfaction in my entire life. Watching this yellow floating triangle disintegrate after being punched in the eye but an old man in his boxers is an image I will never stop loving. Bottom line he deserves to be up there with the best of th people we ...more

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2 Aku - Samurai Jack Aku - Samurai Jack Aku is a fictional character and the main antagonist of Samurai Jack, an American animated television series created by Genndy Tartakovsky for Cartoon Network.

The shape-shifting master of darkness himself is not only the living embodiment of evil. He's also the living embodiment of everything you need to make a great animated villain. Sinister while simultaneously having a dark sense of humor ranging from his ever-famous "Extra thick! " phrase that has recently spawned a popular Internet meme to his fights with Jack, Aku is without a doubt a memorable and enjoyable antagonist, being one of the best ones in all of animation. - ModernSpongeBobSucks

I've only seen a few episodes of Samurai Jack. It was an ok show but the absolutely best character in the show was Aku! Fun Fact: Aku means "evil" in Japanese. So it's very fitting for his personality. He has the ability to shape shift. So he can transform into whatever he wants to. His other abilities include time travel, teleportation, telekenesis, laser eye beams, and others. He is a very cool villain and a very powerful one. - MegaSoulhero

3 Slade - Teen Titans Slade - Teen Titans Slade is a fictional incarnation of the character Deathstroke in the American animated series Teen Titans and is the archenemy of the Teen Titans, who wants them destroyed for his own unknown reasons, and is the main antagonist of Season 1 and Season 2; He appears as a vision in Season 3, returned only more.

When there's trouble you know who to call. Teen Titans! I liked this show a lot and it had some very cool villains. But the best out of all of them is Slade (voiced by Ron Perlman). He tries his hardest to destroy the Teen Titans and take over the world. His reasons were never explained but he is very menacing and a definite threat. He never appeared in Teen Titans Go, however. Teen Titans Go sucks! - MegaSoulhero

4 The Joker - Batman: The Animated Series The Joker - Batman: The Animated Series 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.

You can't expect me to make a list about the best villains and not include The Joker. He is The Joker! One of the most memorable comic book villains of all time! Joker is very awesome and in my opinion, the best thing to ever come from the Batman comics. - MegaSoulhero

5 Mojo Jojo - Powerpuff Girls Mojo Jojo - Powerpuff Girls Mojo Jojo is a fictional character from the American animated television series, The Powerpuff Girls, created by animator Craig McCracken for Cartoon Network.

I, Mojo Jojo, will do his best to make his way into the top 5 in order to be known as one of the greatest animated villains of all time! If Mojo Jojo cannot be in the top 5 or at least remain in the top 10, I will just go back to my evil lair and read the newspaper! - ModernSpongeBobSucks

I just like saying his name

6 Ozai - Avatar: The Last Airbender Ozai - Avatar: The Last Airbender Fire Lord Ozai is the main antagonist of Avatar: The Last Airbender. He is the supreme antagonist of the series due to being in control of the Fire Nation and being the father of Zuko and Azula. He is also Aang's arch-nemesis.

Avatar: The Last Airbender was definitely the best show Nickelodeon ever had. As for the movie, oh wait, never mind. There wasn't a Last Airbender movie directed by M. Night Shyamalan. Silly me :p Anyway, Fire Lord Ozai is the ruler of the Fire Nation. He's also the father of Prince Zuko and Princess Azula. Ozai wanted to take control of the world and in order to do that, he needed to destroy the Avatar. He eventually gets defeated when Aang entered the Avatar state. Ozai was definitely the best villain in the show. - MegaSoulhero

7 The Grand Inquisitor - Star Wars Rebels

I don't know if I like Rebels better or the Clone Wars. Doesn't matter. Let's talk about The Inquisitor! He had an interest in destroying the Rebel crew aboard their starship known as the Ghost. He has had battles with Ezra and Kanan on several occasions. He worked with Darth Vader and followed his orders. Although, knowing that Vader would give The Inquisitor a punishment worse than death if he kept failing, he chose to fall to his death. Very wise. - MegaSoulhero

8 Sheldon J. Plankton - SpongeBob SquarePants Sheldon J. Plankton - SpongeBob SquarePants Sheldon James Plankton, or simply Plankton, is a character in the Nickelodeon animated television series SpongeBob SquarePants.

I really like SpongeBob, or at least I did until season 5 started. One of the things that made SpongeBob so great was Plankton. I find this villain to be very hilarious at times. He tries his hardest to steal the Krabby Patty formula from the Krusty Krab. He comes with these complicated methods to try to get it. These plans often fail. It's either because of poor planning or because Mr. Krabs is always there to stop him. He's such a little guy but still an evil genius. And of course he can't do it without the help of his computer wife, Karen. - MegaSoulhero

I never knew how far Plankton would go until, the 2004 movie came out and he enslaved Bikini bottom and built a dictatorship.

Yes! Plankton is amazing

Sheldon j plankton was awsomene he is

9 Azula - Avatar: The Last Airbender Azula - Avatar: The Last Airbender Princess Azula is a fictional character and antagonist of Nickelodeon's animated television series Avatar: The Last Airbender.
10 Dr. Heinz Doofenshmirtz - Phineas and Ferb Dr. Heinz Doofenshmirtz - Phineas and Ferb Dr. Heinz Doofenshmirtz is a fictional character and the main antagonist from the animated television show Phineas and Ferb. He was created by Dan Povenmire and Jeff "Swampy" Marsh, and is voiced by Povenmire.

Doofenshmirtz Evil Incorporated. Run by the evil "genius" Dr. Heinz Doofenshmirtz. His goal in life is to take over the Tri-State Area and to do that, he builds a bunch of machines that he calls "inators". Some of these inators are brilliant and some of them are stupid. He also has a habit of installing self-destruct buttons. That is insanely hilarious. His plans tend to fail because he is always stopped by his enemy, Perry the Platypus. Personally, I find Doofenshmirtz to be one of the funniest villains ever. His evil plans can be so bad and fail in so many ways that I can't help but laugh. - MegaSoulhero


Woahwoahwoah... ONLY #9?! No, he's not only the most hilarious cartoon character EVER, he also has a tragic backstory that MAKES him better! Plus, he's an evil genius who can never get anything done, and he's only #9. Yeah, suure. - LarkwingFlight

The Contenders

11 Darth Vader - Star Wars Rebels Darth Vader - Star Wars Rebels Darth Vader was the original dark lord for Star Wars. Darth Vader ruled with both fear and aggression. Originally Anakin Skywalker a young Jedi who was then seduced by the dark side of the force by Chancellor Palpatine/Darth Sidious. Vader had his limbs cut off by his jedi master Obi-Wan Kenobi leaving more.
12 The Lich - Adventure Time The Lich - Adventure Time The Lich (formerly named the Lich King in the original pitch and "His Hero," and referred to as Sweet Pig Trunks in his baby form, or just Sweet P for short) is a powerful undead being and a major antagonist in the American animated series Adventure Time.

Adventure Time has had some great villains but the one that I think is the best is The Lich (voiced by Ron Perlman). The Lich's main goal is to destroy all life. His overall appearance is very frightening and definitely makes him seem like a threat. Later on in the series, he gets a new personality and becomes an infant by the name of Sweet P. - MegaSoulhero

13 Megatron - The Transformers Megatron - The Transformers Megatron is a character from the Transformers franchise, created by Hasbro in 1984, based on a toy design by Takara.
14 Dio Brando - Jojo's Bizarre Adventure Dio Brando - Jojo's Bizarre Adventure Dio Brando is a fictional character from the JoJo's Bizarre Adventure manga series created by Hirohiko Araki. His name was inspired by musician Ronnie James Dio and movie star Marlon Brando.
15 Dr. Drakken - Kim Possible

Mission: Kim Possible! I really liked this show. It was awesome. I also really like the villain, Dr. Drakken. Drakken is a blue skinned evil scientist who strives for world domination. He is very intelligent and always comes up with inventions to take over the world. He even has a very hot assistant. Shego! - MegaSoulhero

16 Cobra Commander - G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero
17 The Shredder - The TMNT Franchise
18 Mr. Burns - The Simpsons Mr. Burns - The Simpsons


19 Julie Hinikawa - Hi Hi Puffy AmiYumi Julie Hinikawa - Hi Hi Puffy AmiYumi

The most underrated villain in my opinion - PerfectImpulseX

20 Sideshow Bob - Simpsons Sideshow Bob - Simpsons Dr. Robert Underdunk Terwilliger, better known as Sideshow Bob, is a recurring character in the animated television series The Simpsons.

He maybe not be a genius but he can resist so many damage
every other character would die if they would be him - theguyhere

21 Vlad Plasmius - Danny Phantom Vlad Plasmius - Danny Phantom Vladimir "Vlad" Masters (also known as Vlad Plasmius) is the main antagonist from the American animated series Danny Phantom created by Butch Hartman for Nickelodeon. He is Danny's arch-enemy and Jack Fenton's former best friend and Maddie's former lover. He is voiced by Martin Mull.

One cannot leave out such the most debonair and cunning billionaire human-ghost hybrid antagonist with a tragic backstory and responsibility for some of the most comedic moments in an American animated series created by Butch Hartman, one of Nickelodeon's best cartoonists and one of the WORLD's best cartoonists. - ModernSpongeBobSucks

22 Discord - My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic Discord - My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic

He got somewhat tamed down in later seasons, and his first appearance still remains his best, but he still is a charming antagonist on occasions.

Discord is the best

He is so funny

23 Gilbert Durandal - Mobile Suit Gundam SEED Destiny
24 The Bloody Captain - The Adventure of the 4

This is the villain from the adventure of the 4 a show who will be relased in 2017

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25 Denzel Crocker Denzel Crocker Denzel Quincy Crocker is a fictional character from the American animated series The Fairly OddParents created by Butch Hartman for Nickelodeon. He is the mentally unstable school teacher of Timmy and is one of the main antagonists in the series.

There's never an end to this maniacal elementary school teacher's hilarious shenanigans when he's always out to prove that there are indeed... "FAIRY GOD PARENTS! " - ModernSpongeBobSucks

You get an F For not putting him on this list

26 The Beast - Over the Garden Wall

One of the darkest and most complex antagonists Cartoon Network has ever created.

27 Master Asia - Mobile Fighter G Gundam
28 Skeletor - He-man
29 Amon - The Legend of Korra Amon - The Legend of Korra
30 Vilgax - Ben 10 Vilgax - Ben 10 Vilgax is a fictional character and one of the main antagonists of the American animated TV series and media franchise Ben 10 created by Man of Action Studios and produced by Cartoon Network Studios.

Vilgax is truly the best villain in Ben 10. He is also the best in every other Ben 10 series. He is the best in Ben 10 Alien Force. In one episode, he gets extremely close to destroying Ben (and the world). In the same episode. He easily defeats Grandpa Max, Gwen, Kevin, XLR8, Heatblast, and Four Arms. He was also one of the main villains in Ben 10 Ultimate Alien. I hope he is in the new Ben 10 series that comes out in 2017.

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31 Zim - Invader Zim Zim - Invader Zim Zim is the titular protagonist and anti-hero of the American animated series Invader Zim, created by Jhonen Vasquez for Nickelodeon.
32 Rau le Creuset - Mobile Suit Gundam SEED
33 Felix - Red vs Blue
34 Dan Phantom - Danny Phantom Dan Phantom - Danny Phantom Dan Phantom is a fictional character in the American animated series Danny Phantom created by Butch Hartman for Nickelodeon.
35 Umarak - Bionicle: The Journey To One
36 Queen Chrysalis Queen Chrysalis Queen Chrysalis is a female changeling who serves as the main antagonist for the season 2 finale of My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic.
37 Starlight Glimmer Starlight Glimmer Starlight Glimmer is a recurring character, initially an antagonist, in My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic. She first appears in the season 5 premiere, The Cutie Map. From The Cutie Re-Mark - Part 2 to Celestial Advice, she is Twilight Sparkle's student in the ways of friendship.
38 Vladimir - The Jungle Bunch
39 Tirek
40 Rixel
41 Gandrom - The Adventure of Dino
42 Dagur - Dragons Race to the Edge
43 Trixie Trixie Trixie Lulamoon, is a female unicorn pony and traveling magician. She tends to speak in the third person and refer to herself as "The Great and Powerful Trixie".
44 The Riddler The Riddler The Riddler is a fictional supervillain appearing in American comic books published by DC Comics, commonly as an adversary of the superhero Batman.
45 Lord Garmadon - Ninjago Masters of Spinjitzu

He's a really cool baddie but happily turns good at the end

46 Zaheer - The Legend of Korra
47 Edward Bighead - Rocko's Modern Life
48 The Groke - The Moomins
49 Toffee - Star vs the Forces of Evil Toffee - Star vs the Forces of Evil

He is pure evil did you watch the movie but I go for bill I love bill without him no gravityfalls

I’m sad he didn’t make it on the list. He’s a great villain, threatening, deceitful, manipulative. Just all around great - KronosHunter

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Top Remixes (5)

1. Dio Brando - Jojo's Bizarre Adventure
2. Julie Hinikawa - Hi Hi Puffy AmiYumi
3. Gilbert Durandal - Mobile Suit Gundam SEED Destiny
1. Darth Vader - Star Wars Rebels
2. The Grand Inquisitor - Star Wars Rebels
3. Megatron - The Transformers
1. Aku - Samurai Jack
2. Mojo Jojo - Powerpuff Girls
3. Slade - Teen Titans

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