Top 10 Walt Disney Animation Studios Villains

With Halloween coming up, I say we talk about the absolute greatest villains from Walt Disney Animation Studios movies!

The Top Ten

1 Chernabog Chernabog is a Disney villain from the 1940s film Fantasia, and in his segment, "A Night on Bald Mountain".

There is no such thing as a Disney movie that's better than Fantasia! In case you don't know who Chernabog is, he's the demonic devil-like creature in the Night on Bald Mountain segment. Chernabog is an excellent example of a great villain! He is enough to give people nightmares! He has the ability to summon creatures and spirits. And the music that plays during the segment really emphasizes how dark he is! I don't know why people don't talk about Chernabog as much as they talk about the other Disney villains! He is such a powerful and scary villain! - MegaSoulhero

He's the best villain disney has ever created. - asantalo

Absolutely terrifying

2 Maleficent

Maleficent is one of the best villains in any movie! She is devious and does whatever it takes to get what she wants! She puts a curse on Aurora in which on her sweet sixteen she will prick her finger on the spindle of a spinning wheel and die. Harsh! She is one of the most powerful Disney villains and she even has the ability to turn into a dragon! Awesome! I was very happy about Maleficent getting her own movie in 2014. But when I saw it, I was very disappointed! They totally ruined her character in that movie! She went from being the mistress of evil to some misunderstood person! Hopefully the sequel is better. But the original Maleficent from Sleeping Beauty will always be very memorable! - MegaSoulhero

The ultimate evil in the Disneverse there's a reason Malifacent is called The Mistress Of All Evil. Cursing a baby for not being invited to her birthday party. That's cruel even for a Disney villain.

3 Jafar

I still can't believe they replaced Aladdin with Frozen at Disney California Adventure! So Jafar as we all know is the villain from Aladdin. He served as the Sultan's royal advisor. And given Jafar's appearance, I'm surprised the Sultan ever trusted him. He wants to rule all of Agrabah so he attempts to get Jasmine to marry him. There are many plot holes involving this plan but I'm not gonna list them. He manages to get the lamp and takes control of the Genie and in such an awesome climax, he shows how threatening he can be! Even though he gets defeated pretty easily. I've always liked Jafar! He's so intimidating and stops at nothing to become ruler of Agrabah! And his parrot, Iago, is pretty cool too. - MegaSoulhero

4 Claude Frollo

Hunchback is a very dark movie and one of the things that makes it so dark is its villain! Frollo does a bunch of evil things because he thinks they are God's will. In the very first scene in this movie, he kills Quasimodo's mother and even attempts to kill Quasimodo as a baby! Just that one scene alone was enough to show us how dark of a villain Frollo is! In this movie, he is shown to be committing genocide and he even has a little obsession with Esmeralda. He sings one of the best Disney songs ever created and he basically says that if Esmeralda can't be his, then she will end up in hell. That is considered by many to be the darkest moment in Disney history! Frollo definitely made this movie very dark! If only the villain in the sequel was as cool as Frollo was. - MegaSoulhero

Definitely the scariest Disney villain. The most scary part about him is that he thinks he's
doing the right thing

5 Ursula Ursula is a fictional character who appears in Walt Disney Pictures' 28th animated feature film The Little Mermaid.

Kind of sad when the villain is more likeable than the main character of the movie. Ursula from the Little Mermaid is one of the most memorable Disney villains! I constantly hear her maniacal laughter in my nightmares! The idea of her collecting souls is pretty creepy! Basically, she makes a deal with Ariel in which if Ariel gives Ursula her voice, Ariel can be with Eric. And of course, Ariel is dumb enough to fall for this! I hate Ariel! Ursula uses Ariel's voice to get Eric to marry her while she's disguised as Vanessa. If I saw her, I would've married her right away not caring about what her voice sounded like. The part where she turns huge is very awesome by the way! Ursula is such a great villain! She is psychotic, dangerous, and relentless! Too bad her sister can't be like her. - MegaSoulhero

Ursula belongs in a hentai!

6 Scar Scar is the main antagonist of Disney's 1994 animated feature film, The Lion King. He was the second son of Ahadi and Uru — who were, at one time, King and Queen of the Pride Lands — the younger brother of Mufasa, and the uncle of Simba.

I wonder who they're gonna get to play Scar in the Lion King remake. Scar used to scare me when I was a kid. He is such an evil character! To become king, he kills his brother, Mufasa! He even says one of the best lines in Disney history while doing it! I saw the Lion King Broadway musical a few weeks ago in San Diego and I really liked the actor playing Scar in that performance! He really brought the character to life! He was almost as good as Jeremy Irons! The tone of Scar's voice totally has us on edge because of how creepy it sounds! His overall appearance adds to his villainous nature! Such a very cool villain! - MegaSoulhero

Think he is one of the most unsettling Disney villains

Sorry but he sucks... A poor excuse of a villain.

Better off to stay lower than a few. He’s a little overrated. - asantalo

7 The Evil Queen

She has a name. It's Grimhilde. But everyone knows her as the Evil Queen! The reason she's evil is because she is jealous of Snow White's good looks. Um, what good looks? Also, it's kind of a weak motivation but still better than Gaston's motivation. She talks to a magic mirror that tells her who the fairest one of all is. Which happens to be Snow White. Again, what are they talking about!? She even hires a huntsman to kill her. After he fails to do so, the Evil Queen transforms herself into Hillary Clinton and gives Snow White a poisonous apple. That is dedication! Although I don't know why she couldn't use a potion to make herself more beautiful. Either way this shows how truly evil she is. She attempts to get what she wants and she doesn't let anything get in her way. A very terrifying villain! The magic mirror doesn't know anything since the Queen is WAY prettier than Snow White! - MegaSoulhero

8 Hades

Interesting. I'm actually saying something positive about the movie Hercules! I've complained countless times about the movie being way too inaccurate! For example, Hades wasn't actually a villain in Greek mythology. He was altruistic and passive and brought balance to the human world. I am actually glad they made Hades a villain in this movie! It is much better that way! He's the ruler of the underworld so it makes sense! Although I don't know why he didn't know Hercules wasn't actually dead. Out of all the Disney villains, Hades is the funniest! And the rest of the movie is horribly unfunny so at least there is something to laugh at! Even though he's more of a humorous villain, he can still be pretty scary. Especially when he gets mad. Hades is awesome and he is the only redeeming character in the movie. - MegaSoulhero

Best character in the whole movie. hilarious new twist on the dark and serious god of death

9 Dr. Facilier

Are you ready!? Princess and the Frog is a very underrated movie. But something that everyone likes about the movie is the villain! Dr. Facilier! Also known as, the Shadow Man! What makes him so great is his excellent use of voodoo. He is also very manipulative. He tricks Prince Naveen into turning into a frog while giving Lawrence the chance to be the prince. Facilier is just that awesome! His use of magic as well as his "friends on the other side" are just so frightening and totally makes us believe that he is evil. Keith David gives such an excellent performance! - MegaSoulhero

10 Mother Gothel

Mother Gothel is the villain of Tangled and a very excellent villain! She kidnaps Rapunzel so she can use the magic from her hair to stay young forever. Although I wonder what her plan was if Rapunzel were to die. She prevents Rapunzel from leaving the tower even though Rapunzel wants to see the lanterns. One flaw in her plan is that she could've easily lied to Rapunzel about her birthday! Other than that, Gothel is very evil villain! When Rapunzel finds out that she is the lost princess, Gothel tries her hardest to not let Rapunzel go and even stabs Flynn when he tries to save Rapunzel! That is pretty evil! And one of the reasons why she is a great villain! And very hot! I need a life. - MegaSoulhero

The Contenders

11 Cruella De Vil Cruella de Vil is a fictional character who appeared in Dodie Smith's 1956 novel The Hundred and One Dalmatians, Disney's animated film adaptations 101 Dalmatians and 101 Dalmatians II: Patch's London Adventure, and Disney's live-action film adaptations 101 Dalmatians and 102 Dalmatians as the main more.
12 Captain Hook Captain James Hook is a fictional character, the antagonist of J. M. Barrie's play Peter Pan; or, the Boy Who Wouldn't Grow Up and its various adaptations, in which he is Peter Pan's archenemy.
13 Madame Medusa
14 Mayor Bellwether


15 King Candy
16 Yzma Yzma is the royal adviser of Emperor Kuzco in 'The Emperor's New Groove'. She is also a mad potions master and after being fired by Kuzco, she tries to use her potions to get rid of him and instate herself as empress.
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