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

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

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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 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

6 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

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

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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 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

15 Cobra Commander - G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero
16 The Shredder - The TMNT Franchise
17 Mr. Burns - The Simpsons Mr. Burns - The Simpsons V 1 Comment
18 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.
19 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

20 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

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1. Darth Vader - Star Wars Rebels
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3. Megatron - The Transformers
1. Aku - Samurai Jack
2. Mojo Jojo - Powerpuff Girls
3. Slade - Teen Titans

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