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Top 10 Cartoon Villains

Cartoons would not be cartoons without an evil villain! Presented below are ten of the worst from cartoons throughout the ages. If you feel that there is a villain missing from the list, be sure to speak up! Onwards… the top 10 cartoon villains:

10. Bluto Popeye

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Bluto is the arch enemy of Popeye and, like Popeye, wants to do the dirty with Olive Oyl. Despite having a superior strength to Popeye, he is usually beaten because of the super strength Popeye gains through eating spinach. There are some cartoons that show Popeye and Bluto as friends and Navy buddies, with Bluto usually turning on Popeye when an object of interest (usually Olive) is put between them.

9. Dishonest John Beany and Cecil

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Dishonest John is dressed like a Simon Legree character, and he is constantly scheming to foil Beany and Cecil’s adventures. His catch phrase is a sinister “Nya ha ha!”. Whenever Dishonest John’s schemes are revealed to the heroes, Cecil tends to respond with an aghast “What the heck! D.J., you dirty guy!”. Not only is he evil as Dishonest John – but he becomes the supervillian Bilious Beetle who has a big stinger and can fly under his own power! He also occasionally appears in the mechanical squid “Billy the Squid” which he uses to trick Beany and Cecil. Dishonest John was the inspiration for the AC/DC song “Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap”.


8. Cruella de Vil 101 Dalmations

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Elegant she may be… attractive she is not! The evil Cruella spends all of her time trying to catch the 101 Dalmations required to make herself a beautiful Dalmation fur coat. She always has the left half of her hair white and the right half black. Cruella’s name is a play on the words cruel and devil, an allusion which is emphasized by having her country house nicknamed “Hell Hall”.

7. Dick Dastardly Wacky Races

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In Wacky Races, Dick Dastardly was one of the racers who competed in every episode for first place in a long and hazard-filled cross-country road rally. As his name implies, Dastardly aimed to win solely through cheating and trickery. His race car, named “The Mean Machine,” featured all sorts of devious traps for him to use against his opponents. Dastardly was always accompanied by his dog Muttley who has a very distinctive emphysemic laugh.


6. Magneto X-Men

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Magneto is one of the most powerful mutants in the Marvel Universe, possessing the ability to to generate and control magnetism. A Jewish Holocaust survivor, his actions are driven by the purpose of protecting the mutant race from suffering a similar fate. He is most often shown as an uncompromising militant and has engaged in acts of terrorism when he felt it was for the benefit of mutantkind.

5. The Joker Batman

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The Joker is a master criminal with a clown-like appearance, including bleached white skin, red lips, and green hair. Initially portrayed as a violent sociopath who murders people and commits crimes for his own amusement, the Joker, later in the 1940s, began to be written as a goofy trickster-thief. The Joker is considered to be Batman’s arch-enemy.


4. Wile E. Coyote Roadrunner

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Wile Ethelbert Coyote seems to have an endless supply of Acme tools that he can use against the innocent Roadrunner. In every episode he attempts to destroy the Roadrunner with a bag of tricks that would make any terrorist envious. Thankfully he usually fails and blows himself up (something else the terrorists are probably familiar with).

3. Skeletor Masters Of The Universe

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is the arch-enemy and main antagonist of He-Man. Tagged “The Evil Lord of Destruction” he is the greatest threat to present day Eternia. He seeks to conquer Castle Grayskull so he can learn all of Eternia’s ancient secrets, which would make him unstoppable, and enable him to conquer and rule all of Eternia.


2. Gargamel The Smurfs

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Gargamel the sorcerer is the sworn enemy of the Smurfs. He is an evil wizard, though his powers appear very limited; he actually seems to be more of an alchemist as his main ability is to create magic potions. His main goal in life is to destroy the Smurfs. He is perpetually stooped, his robe is worn and patched, and his teeth are rotten. I guess we shouldn’t be too harsh on Gargamel though… he did create smurfette after all!

1. Shredder Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

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is a villainous ninjutsu master called Oroku Saki. He is the archenemy of the turtles who, at one point or another in every incarnation of the TMNT franchise, has been the main enemy of Splinter and the Turtles. He is also the leader of the Foot Clan. He wears armor which consists of blade-covered metal plaques on his shoulders, forearms, hands (sometimes just his left hand), and shins; he wears a purple, gray, blue, or red robe that variously appears to be simple fabric or a form of chainmail.

Afterword

Use the comments to decide amongst yourselves which five extra villains I should add to extend this to a top 15 list.

Notable Omissions: Too many to note!

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  • Randall

    One notable omission springs to mind: Dr. Sin, from Jonny Quest.

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  • R1CExTHUG

    I was hopin for Raditz, Vegeta, Cell, and Majin Buu :[

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  • Alamo

    Boris & Natasha- Number 1 far & away.

    Snidely Whiplash- Unbelievably unmentioned.

  • Jessy

    Perhaps my (young) age is showing, but you haven't much represented the 90s in this list. How about No-Heart/Beastley/Shreikie from the Care Bears. Or Rita Repulsa from the Power Rangers (oh wait, suppose that doesn't count as a cartoon)? You have Shredder, but what about Crang, the villain behind the villain? Or the Smoggies? What about Brain from Pinky and the Brain? Just some ideas…

    • avi

      Brain is a good suggestion, as for the others you mentioned, I honestly don't know who they are.

      • matt

        Brain isn’t a villain he’s just a misunderstood genious.

        • matt

          *genius… (i never said i was a genius)

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  • jake ryder

    fun list, never saw Wile E Coyote as the villan though. I aways hoped he’d catch the road runner.

  • Jake ryder: I must confess that I used to want him to win sometimes too! In fact, I felt that way about most of the villains.

  • Dick Dastardly is awesome! Wacky Races & ‘Catch the pidgeon’ (I cant remember the proper name) were brilliant!

    Maybe someone can help me with this: why did Gargamel want to destroy the smurfs?

    • BentNail

      Gargamel originally wanted the smurfs to make gold. In one episode they show his first meeting them while he is in wizard school. He is failing and needs something big to impress the teacher he runs into the surfs and says he he saw in a book how to make them into gold. As the show went on he became more obsessed with eating them rather than just making gold though.

  • dangorironhide: you raise a good point – I have no idea why on earth Gargamel wanted those cute little blue things dead. Anyone?

  • Magnolia

    How do you omit Megatron? He threatens to (and, as Galvatron, does) kill his own men.

  • Magnolia: it was a very tough call

  • ScottyBGood

    Long-time reader, first time responder.

    As I recall, Gargamel wanted the Smurfs dead so he could eat them.

  • ScottyBGood: thanks for that!

  • ScottyBGood: Aah yeah, I remember seeing a spoof on robotchicken with Gargamel making smurf soup or something, and not liking it haha

    Well, it was funny when I saw it :)

  • Daniel

    Great list. I forgot about some of these shows.

    Two notable exceptions: Elmer Fudd, Lex Luther

  • Daniel: I can’t help but see Elmer as the good guy – he is just trying to stop the rabbit from stealing from him!

    • avi

      ''he is just trying to stop the rabbit from stealing from him.''
      I have doubts about that, as
      1. then why was he hunting Daffy too? and Sylvester?
      2. he quite clearly explained his motives in rabbit fire.
      3. or maybe these bugs elmer feuds were all staged, and somehow they got daffy in on the act, as seen in ''what's up, Doc?

  • Mystern

    WHAT! Magneto should totally be higher on the list. Course that’s cause I’m a total X-Men junkie. I loved the comics and the cartoon series. The movies were, on a scale of one to ten, somewhere around enh.
    And where’s Venom? Or any Spiderman villains.
    I do agree about Shredder though.

  • ScottyBGood

    dangorironhide: There’s an idea for a list: Top Robot Chicken spoofs!

    I’d also like to add Doctor Claw from Inspector Gadget to the list of notable omissions.

  • evan

    WHAT?! no Cobra Commander or Megatron?

  • Spocker

    What is you source for “Ethelbert” in Wile E. Coyote’s middle name? I always thought that the E. didn’t stand for anything, but a play on the word “wily”.

  • ScottyBGood: Theres a list of top 10 Robot Chicken moments on the adultswim website. Theres also a list of ’10 most brutal metalocalypse moments’ which is hilarious

  • Spocker: a 1975 comic referred to it – but that is the only source.

  • i agree no megatron! and chat about Cobra Commander!

  • DiscHuker

    what about…

    Cobra Commander or Destro – G.I. Joe
    Mr. Big – Rocky and Bullwinkle
    Doctor Claw – Inspector Gadget
    Mr. Billingsly (or whoever is wearing the mask) – Scooby Doo
    Megatron – Transformers

  • suavecito

    GREAT LIST!!!!! took me back to my childhood days waking up early saturday morning to watch some of these cartoons

  • DiscHuker

    to address the point above, #4, i have never really thought about what motivated some of these guys.

    as mentioned, Gargamel’s dislike for the little blue guys (and girl).
    was Wile E. Coyote some sort of gang leader and the road runner was on his turf? that animosity was never explored.

    Cruella was just cold and needed to warm up and there was an ample supply of puppies. seriously, 101 dogs? you would have to come up with some other ideas of what to do with them other than as a house pet. perhaps she was in china or thailand where puppies are just a source of meat and a hide. give the lady a break.

    can anyone else come up with a feasible explanation to justify why any one of these “villians” was so wily and dastardly? let your inner dr. phil come out. rationalize their evil behavior.

    • avi

      I think Wile E. Coyote was determined to get the roadrunner for food, since I think in real life, coyotes do hunt roadrunners for that purpose.

  • Fili

    Oh my goodness. Number three got me in the mood for He-Man. I loved that fucking show.
    *finds torrents*

  • DiscHuker: I think Dishonest John was made that way because Beany and Cecil wouldn’t let him play!

    suavecito: Saturday mornings were the day I got my dose as well! Other ones I loved were Atom Ant, Hong Kong Phooey, Inspector Gadget… the others have slipped my mind at present.

  • Mystern

    Well Magneto kind of had a point. Being a Holocaust survivor living in the world of X-Men he only wanted to prevent another tragedy of such a great scale. His problem was that he eventually began to see mutants as a superior race and started engendering acts of terrorism against normal humans.

    Shredder is just your average underprivileged youth who started a gang because he was dealt a bad hand when he immigrated to America. He’s a byproduct of racism and stereotypes.

    Bluto is just one of those guys. The guy who tries so hard to get the girl and then resents the dorky guy who has nothing going for him except the girls love him (for some unfathomable reason). So he turns to steroids which in turn make him short tempered and overly aggressive and in his quest to impress the girl, he ends up trying to beat up the other guy.

  • Okay – I have added an afterword – decide amongst yourselves who the extra five should be and I will make this a top 15!

  • Mystern

    Megatron
    Venom
    Dr Claw
    Cobra Commander
    Lex Luthor

  • DiscHuker

    Cobra Commander
    Dr. Claw
    Megatron
    Elmer Fudd
    Lex Luthor

  • Harsha

    hey you forgot Frieza!

    Summary of Frieza Saga(Dragon Ball Z):

    Frieza:”Five minutes till this planet BLOWS!!”
    9 episodes later…(about 3hours)

    Frieza:”One more minute till this planet BLOWS!!”
    5 episodes later….(about 2 hours)

    Frieza:”One second till this planet BLOWS!!”
    1 episodes later….

    PLANET BLOWS!!!
    What a great sense of timing!!

  • DiscHuker

    mystern – that is exactly what i was looking for.

    as i see it, skeletor is just your average high school kid with a low self-esteem and some facial beauty problems. he hangs out with the other “ugly” kids and is contantly ridiculed and shunned by the star athlete with the perfect blond hair and normal skin color.

    “eternia” is a metaphor for being popular and accepted. skeletor, which is a terribly mean nickname for someone with these sort of facial issues…his real name is brian, doesn’t seek to “conquor” eternia, he seeks to be accepted and show that even if you don’t look like mr. perfect (he-man, aka lawrence)you can still be a valuable member of the community.

    he has some great ideas for improving life at the school…vending machines, bringing in pizza hut for lunch, hawaiian shirt fridays, etc.

    • Calleb St. James

      I think that's a really smart point you raise there. I agree. But I think that the creators haven't think of that,I bet they just associated the skeleton and other monsters to evi bec it adds to their sinister name, just as much as heroes tend to be good-looking.

  • sue

    I loved Ninja Turtles!! Even though it was in the same time slot as my other favourite show,Punky Brewster,and my brother and I used to fight all the time to see what we’d watch,and he’d always win,so it became a favourite of mine.This list brings back loads of memories for me

  • oose85

    Mumra – Thundercats

  • SocialButterfly

    Who should be added??? *ahem* Megatron NEEDS to be on this list. Other than that I have a few suggestions…

    Evil Queen from Snow White
    Ursula from Little Mermaid
    Deadelus from Hercules (the original cartoon on TV)
    Psycho from Max Steel
    Queen Beryl from Sailor Moon
    The Joker from Batman
    Dr. Claw from Inspector Gadget
    Jenner from The Secret of Nimh
    Mumm-Ra from Thundercats

    • Calleb

      How bout Angelica from Rugrats?I mean, sure, she's not murderous and shedoesn't havepowers or gadgets or minions, but she's selfish and conniving, and in her universe, she's a menace.

  • SocialButterfly

    Just in case you don’t know who I am talking about here is a youtube video that features Daedelus.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZAMm7XwdD_M&feature=related

  • SocialButterfly: Look at no. 5 on the list ;)

  • Randy

    Suggestion: Split this list into at least two; T.V. Cartoons and Movies.
    As far as T.V. cartoon bad guys go here’s my additions:
    Megatron
    Mum-Ra
    Cobra Commander
    The Bad Guy leader from M.A.S.K. (can’t remember his name)
    King Zarkon (Voltron)

    RE:Gargamel (Smurfs) I remember one episode where he wanted them to use in a potion that would turn lead into gold. He also wanted to eat them.

    RE: Wil E. Coyote- he wanted to eat the Road Runner

    Great list!

  • ScottyBGood

    Randy: Miles Mayhem is the Bad Guy leader from M.A.S.K. I was going to mention him earlier but I wasn’t sure if anyone remembered him, or the show for that matter.

  • jonathan

    That’s a fucked up picture of Bluto!

  • jonathan

    Yeah dude, what the fuck!? Megatron should’ve been in the top five! Make it a Top 20 list instead.

  • fjrater: would you mind using a different nickname? It is very confusing for people when you use one so similar to mine.

  • badambi

    I believe Gargamel wanted to cook the smurfs to turn them into gold.

    Great list

  • kung-fu_broom

    …what about Andalusia from Sport Billy??

  • hmm – I wouldn’t mind a smurf-gold watch.

    kun-fu_broom: I remember sport billy – I had forgotten about that show!

  • chershey

    Boris and Natasha from Rocky and Bullwinkle come to mind.

  • Jade

    What a wonderfully fun list!!!

    I forgot all about the Wacky Races until I saw the face of Dick Dasardly!!!!

  • #44: Holy shit! Jfrater is Gargamel in disguise!!!!!!

    haha :P

  • Now THIS is my kind of list! I totally agree with number one, as well. My favorite cartoon as a child. =)

    As for suggestions, a lot of mine have been touched upon already. I don’t know if this REALLY counts, but what about Mr. Burns from the Simpsons?

  • Mystern

    I think Miss Destiny has hit upon the ultimate villain. Mr. Burns. Good Job!

  • Oops! I completely forgot Mr. Burns!

    dangorironhide: haha – I wish – I wouldn’t mind owning his castle!

  • ringtailroxy

    jfrater: how, oh how could you? a list of cartoon villains… and you leave out my most beloved, favorite of favorite, stupendous beyond stupendous villains…

    AKU from Samurai Jack! totally # 1 in villainousness.. he is unspeakable evil, after all..

    ringtailroxy

  • Ethan

    Principal Scudworth from Clone High should be on this list somewhere, awesome show, awesome character and villain

  • MLW

    Dr Claw from Dr Gadget…. What a badass laugh, I remember he was pure evil.

  • zubair kaka

    I cant belive you left out the biggest villian of them all….TOM from tom and jerry. he is a super villain never stopping his quest to eat jerry!

  • september78

    i think that magneto is a bit misplaced in this list. i would place him on a list with lex luthor, venom, apokalypse etc. but these are real comic book villains, not cartoon villains like bluto and the others.

    just my opinion.

  • wow – you guys certainly are very protective of your villains! :)

  • Jessy: I had thought of Rita Replusa from the Power Rangers too! Of course then I realized it wasn’t really a cartoon.

    And as a side note, a lot of these cartoon villains being named are based on comic books, why not a list of villains from the comics? :)

  • Jen

    Another vote for Mr. Burns.

  • slipstick

    I believe that for notable omissions and/or the expansion should include Cobra Commander, Megatron/Galvatron (let’s face it, it was the same character in a new package,) Vicious from Cowboy Bebop, Knives from Trigun, and Khyron from Robotech. If it was a top 16, I’d also include Lex Luthor.

  • Mystern

    JF: Of course! They represent our fondest childhood memories. The ones we secretly wished we could be like while pretending to beat the living daylights out of them. The (imagined) source of all bedtimes, brussels, and time outs. They represent all that is childhood (despite being villains). We must be protective of them if we are to cope with our adult existence. They were our heroes just as much as the good guys. Who among us owned a good guy toy without the bad guy? Who, I ask, did not fantasize about being the villian on the quest for ultimate power? Certainly not me.

  • Mumm-ra
    Megatron
    Dr. Claw
    Queen Beryl

    but those are already mentioned

  • Mystern: such an impassioned response! Hear hear!

  • Wanderer

    Megatron (transformers)
    Dr. Wiley (mega man)
    Cobra Commander (GI Joe)
    Muhm-Ra (Thundercats)
    Gannon (The Legend of Zelda)

  • Team Rocket from Pokemon! Haha, although I suppose if you started including anime villains we’d be in trouble, but it’s Pokemon! =p I also think Tom from Tom and Jerry, and Elmer Fudd should be included. This was a really fun list. ^_^

  • perun99

    Some good suggestions above.

    How about Tom from Tom and Jerry. He was always chasing Jerry except in a handful of episodes where they were friends.

    What was the bad guy from G-Force? I can’t remember his name. Zoltar maybe?

    Lex Luthor from Challenge of the Superfriends.

  • PhineusQButterfat

    Gargamel pursued the Smurfs because they were a main ingredient in the gold-making process he was obtaining. Sheesh, and you call yourselves 80’s TV watchers?

  • pistol x

    Megatron and Cobra Commander for sure…but what about the Fury Little Woodland creature from South Park? They participate in Satanic rituals, sacrifice their own to Satan and rape the corpse afterwards and they infect themselves with AIDs so they can infect others they rape.

    If that isn’t evil then what is? Oh how about Sideshow Bob too.

  • oose85

    Jafar – Alladin

  • oose85

    Prince Lotor – Voltron

  • darthbarbie

    Since I have kids a current cartoon villain is Vicki from Fairly Odd Parents. She is one pretty mean babysitter. That’s why Timmy has the godparents.

  • I gotta agree with:

    Megatron – The Transformers
    Dr Claw – Inspector Gadget
    Cobra Commando – GI Joe
    Frieza or Majin Buu – Dragon Ball

    And MUST add:

    Venger – Dungeons and Dragons

  • Mystern

    Well if we’re gonna include Fairly Odd Parents we have to include Anti-Cosmo and Remy Buxaplenty.

    (My wife loves Fairly Odd Parents)

    . . .

    (Alright, I love the show too)

  • Mom424

    Great List,
    I am too old….
    Social Butterfly; Daedelus from Hercules on early morning TV when I was a kid…and the Evil Sheriff of Nottingham from Rocket Robin Hood
    and Snidely Whiplash from Dudley Do-Right (orginally one of the shorts on Rocky & Bullwinkle, then got his own show)
    Simon Bar Sinister and Riff Raff from Underdog
    Dr Octopus, Hammerhead and Rhino from the original Spiderman cartoon
    and (I know he’s not a cartoon) the absolute scariest character on TV when I was a kid;;;;
    UNCLE BOBBY…..definitely gave me major creeps..major paedo vibes…..
    (i am underprivileged–never seen beany & cecil)

  • Charly

    Lex Luthor (I cant believe it, how could you forget this one)
    Vegeta (from DBZ)
    Megatron (from Transformers)
    Green Goblin (from SPiderman)

  • copperdragon

    Dr. Claw
    Mr. Burns
    Lex Luthor
    Green Goblin/Venom
    Snidley Whiplash

    to round out your top 15

  • Mystern

    I’m Glad some people are finally including some Spiderman Villains!

  • King of the Horizon

    angelica from the rugrats

  • longball

    Plankton – spongebob squarepants
    scar – full metal alchemist
    scar – lion king….lol
    stewie – family guy
    lex luthor – superman
    megatron – transformers
    all marvel comic charachters – civil war series…

  • james ried

    Dr Claw from inspector gadget.

  • SocialButterfly

    Mom424: I don’t thik you are that old I loved the adventures of Hercules when I was a really small and that was in the early 80’s.

    james ried: I think Dr. Claw should be on here to. All you ever saw was an arm but he terrified me when I was small.

  • Blogball

    Thanks for another fun list!
    Just a couple of things. So many Super Heroes from the comics have found their way into cartoons.
    I think that’s why is hard to pick the most evil because it’s almost like two different categories.
    (Just my opinion)
    My daughter loves Sponge Bob so I’m putting in a vote for Plankton in her honor. http://boe.mcdo.k12.wv.us/bigcreek/Art/Plankton%20by%20Tiffany%20Lambert.jpg

    AND PLEASE: the guy that’s posting as fjrater I know you have a right to create your own name for posting but it’s really confusing for people like me that are dyslexic and probably normal people too.
    It’s obvious once I read the comment but it would be nice if you changed it.
    This is just a kind request .

  • worldkitsch13

    I cannot tell you how many nightmares I had about Shredder when I was young.

  • Magnolia

    I suppose it’s been established now that Megatron needs to be in the extension, but do we also consider Galvatron as the same being? I mean, he kills his former right-hand man of milliions of years without a second thought.

  • MzFly

    Antoher vote for Mr. Burns and Dr. Claw

  • Mystern

    From the comments so far it looks like:
    Megatron
    Dr Claw
    Lex Luthor
    Cobra Commander
    Mumm-Ra

  • JOE ROSSON

    If you are going to use comic book villians then perhaps you should put Doomsday up there as well,he did kill superman.Another super badass,but I don’t know if I’d call him a villan is Lobo, I guess he is more of a anti hero.

  • Mystern

    With a bonus of Mr. Burns (just cause he’s so unspeakably evil and deserves to be here)

  • T

    lex luuuuuuuthhhhhher

  • Chestica

    Boris and Natasha didn’t make the list?!?!?! They’re always out to get “Moose and Squirrel” and they answer to an enigmatic militant throw back to Stalin named “Fearless Leader.”

    Thanks for the Smurfette reference… I tried explaining to my sister her origins (heart of stone, black hair, whatnot) and she didn’t believe me! Finally someone else who knows their Smurf trivia!

  • Sidereus

    Fun list, but there are really far too many excellent villains to name. What kind of criterion did you have for picking these?

  • E Nutz

    What about Swiper from Dora The Explorer? Always trying to swipe and what not.

  • Angelina

    How about Bighead from SNL cartoon, “The Ambiguously Gay Duo”? “What’s everybody looking at??” :)

    Another vote for Boris and Natasha, Mr. Burns, and of course Tom! Although I always rooted for Tom to win. . . Jerry, that little pipsqueak. . . Oh, yeah, and Yosemite Sam! The word “tarnation” just isn’t used enough anymore!

    Thanks for the childhood Saturday morning flashback! :)

    • avi

      I don't know too much about Tom and Jerry, but wasn't Tom really more of a victim than a villain? although you could say the same about Wile E. Coyote, and they included him, so I guess by whatever standard they are using Tom might count as a villain, in which case I agree.

  • Scoob

    I pretty much agree with Mystern here:

    “From the comments so far it looks like:
    Megatron
    Dr Claw
    Lex Luthor
    Cobra Commander
    Mumm-Ra”

    Megatron for n.o 1 imo. He had a genius plan every episode and was badass to boot. I’m pretty sure that the old D&D cartoon had a nasty bad guy too, can’t remember who though …

  • Mulisha&

    The Joker should have been higher on the list, definetly higher than Gargamel. Especially based on “The Killing Joke” and Mark Hamill’s work on the the animated Batman and JLA shows.

    Additional 5:

    Lex Luthor
    Megatron
    Cobra Commander
    Deathstroke
    Scar (lion King)

  • reid1201

    Boris and Natasha from Rocky & Bullwinkle
    Scar from The Lion King
    Ursula from The Little Mermaid
    Snidley Whiplash from Dudley Do-Right
    Jafar from Aladin

  • perun99

    Comic book storylines like “killing Joke” and the Death of Superman should have no bearing on a cartoon list. The comic book and cartoon continuities are completely different in most cases.

  • gregtake

    Megatron, and I’m not so sure that stewie is a villan, I think the evil monkey is more of a villan than stewie.

  • john

    Megatron- Transformers
    Team Rocket- Pokemon (come on, it WAS a good show)
    Lex Luthor- Superman
    Venom- Spiderman
    Dr. Claw- Inspector Gadget

  • Shadow

    Apocalypse – X-Men
    Mr. Sinister – X-Men
    Sabretooth – X-Men
    Emperor D’Ken – Shi’ar Empire (X-Men)
    Master Darque – Shadowman, among others.
    Empress Deathbird – Shi’ar Empire (X-Men)

    Can you tell how biased I am, lol? Actually, most of my picks are already listed ,so I came up with some more.

  • Bill

    How about sideshow Bob from the Simpsons? And you must also add Megatron!!

  • Jokers414

    Long time reader, first time posting, great list first off, Secondly /Kneel ScottyBgood, Robot Chicken has broughten back so many great memorys.
    I agree with most here, my additional top 5 would be: Mumm-ra
    Megatron
    Cobra Commander
    And for a lil lesser knowns, Ming the Merciless(Flash Gordon/Defenders of the Earth) and Cy-kill from the Gobots
    Love the site and all the great lists keep up the good work all you writers

  • jjs

    yosemite sam? anyone?

  • Idreno

    I’m not reading all the comments, there are too many, so sorry if this is redundant.

    Number 1 on any list MUST be Maleficent from Sleeping Beauty. She is the most evil character of all.

    Ursula and Jafar should factor in somewhere too.

  • Dawn Bearer

    No Cartoon Villains list, in my opinion, would be complete without The Queen from Snowhite and he Seven Dwarves, she should be no. 1

  • John

    i love your site. I just registered. it is awsome! i dont even know how to make a webpage, much less keep one as updated as this on. keep those lists coming!!!

  • sargelegg

    Yosemite Sam, Gosamer(big harry orange guy from looney tunes), boris and natashia, Megatron, Mr. Burns

  • These five deserve to be on the list…

    Megatron/Galvatron #1
    Snidely Whiplash (not mentioned yet!)
    Mr. Burns
    AKU
    Dr. Claw

    Huge let down on Shredder for #1. In the grand scheme of villains someone like Bluto is almost the blueprint. Also Wile E Coyote is without a doubt not a villain.

  • jjs

    agree with sweetbottom bluto is the #1 all time classic villian.

  • Darren

    My 5 pence worth

    Zoltan from battle of the planets was awesome and
    the Hooded Claw from Penelope pitstop.

  • Wile Coyote is no villain, merely a famished, unlucky predator.
    I thought Simon Bar Sinister from Under Dog may have made the cut, but since Under Dog is not much of a hero, just a pill popping pooch, I can see why you may have left him off.

  • I want to nominate Killface from Frisky Dingo…

    look it up on you tube, although his intentions are evil, it is quite a funny show

  • kunle

    another nice, but consider these very bad characters:
    Hagar the witch (voltron)
    scar (lion king)
    Aku (samurai jack)
    the hollows (bleach)
    Racer x (speed racer)

  • kunle

    another nice, but consider these nemesis:
    Hagar the witch (voltron)
    scar (lion king)
    Aku (samurai jack)
    the hollows (bleach)
    Racer x (speed racer)

  • Stormy617

    I can’t believe that no one has mentioned Sylvester. He is always trying to catch and eat poor Tweety!!!

    I taut i taw a puddy tat…….I did……i did taw a puddy tat!!!!

    • avi

      Can you really call Sylvester, Tom or Wile E. Coyote villains? Why is it that in cartoons predators are considered villains, but in real life predation is considered a part of life?

  • tuffstuff

    How about the Beagle Boys from Ducktales or Fat Cat from Rescue Rangers.

  • Reverend Will

    The voice of Dishonest John and of Cecil the Seasick Sea Serpent were both performed by my uncle, Erv Shoemaker. He also did other assorted television voices and once appeared on the Ed Sullivan show, though I was too young to have seen that. He also created The D. D. Donovan Show, featured locally in his hometown (at the time) of Elkhart, IN. D. D. Donovan was a hand puppet with a sidekick named Tagalong, both caracatures of dogs, meant as children’s entertainment but also enjoyed by all the adults thanks to Uncle Erv’s knack for mixing adult humor (clean- this was the sixties, folks) with the jokes, stories, and skits that were crafted for children. Truly remarkable. Oh, he was the puppeteer and voice of D. D. Donovan also. I remember how we always went to Uncle Erv’s house during Christmas to be given presents by D. D. and entertained with a private family show.

    Thanks for stirring up some old, fond memories….

  • Angelina

    Hey, how about Pepe Le Peu? He is practically a date rapist, no? :-)

  • Joe

    Def. Mumm-Ra The Ever Living haha

  • xblinkx182xxx

    no love for the cobra commander or any from G.I. Joe???

    that and mufasa- lion king
    (possibly?)

    but you do need gi joe represented

  • Mom424

    angelina; ha ha ha lol

  • islanderbst

    no beavis and butthead fans???
    tom anderson:”Ain’t you them kids that’ve
    been whackin’ off in my tool shed?”

    coach buzzcut and principal mcvicker too

    and “mom” from futurama (greatest, show, ever…)

  • islanderbst

    angelina- yes he was, LOL

  • goof_ball

    Wile E. Coyote wasn’t a villan, HE’S AWESOME! As the other villans go, I vote on any “bad guy” on Scooby Doo

  • goof_ball

    119- lmfao! that is genius

  • GRUMPYNZ

    Megatron should be on the list! Wile E Coyote, i think, isn’t really a baddie – he’s just hungry!

  • riledupone

    How about Marvin The Martian? Always trying to invade the earth while brandishing his Uranium PU-36 Explosive Space Modulat-or!

    • avi

      I can't believe you're the first to mention him!! other than Wile E. Coyote (if you count him,) he was probably the best of the Looney tunes villains! I love his reason for wanting to blow up the earth (''I'm going to blow it up. It obstructs my view of venus'') and he's probably the most villainous character in looney tunes. He definitely deserves a spot on here!

  • Kiana

    Wow! Great list. I just discovered this site. I love it!

    I liked Professor Coldheart from the early Care Bears. He was creepy and he looked exactly like Snow Miser from The Year Without A Santa Claus.

    Check him out:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_lK1p35vnHA

  • Jacksback

    Here are a few I thought of. Are you sure you’re only going to add 5?

    Doctor Doom
    Elmer Fudd
    The Martian (from Bugs Bunny)
    Sid (from Toy Story)
    Scar (Lion King)
    Jafar (Aladdin)
    Mr. Burns (Simpsons)
    Green Goblin
    Doc Oc
    Lex Luthor
    The Penguin

  • chadster

    the joker is my all-time favorite. mark hamill’s voice work fit the character perfectly.

    professor chaos!!!! lol

  • chadster

    VENOM- spidey ( he’s super popular)
    slade- teen titans
    team rocket- pokemon
    maybe someone from that avatar show?

  • ChuChu353

    Boris and Natasha
    (KABOOM!!! No more Moose and Squirrel)

    BTW….who remembers Hugo A-Go-Go from Batfink?

  • Milarc

    This list is completely out of whack and has some characters who shouldn’t even be on it. Shredder outranks The Joker? Give me a break.

    In my own opinion, these lists have been really downhill lately. Good concepts, but bad contents.

  • yong23

    Great list…maybe it should have been the top 25?
    I tried reading all of the posts. Sorry if there are any repeats…here’s my (1st) contribution to this site:
    1. Saw Boss (from Jayce, and the Wheeled Warriors
    2. Mon*Star (from Silverhawks)
    3. Destro (Personally, I liked him better than C.C. from GI-Joe)
    4. T-Ray (from the Tigersharks)
    5. The main villian from the GoBots..Cy-Kill?
    I like cheesy 80’s cartoons… =)

  • jrjb

    LOL – Goofball beat me to the punch, I was also thinking about all the villians from Scoobey Doo!

    Who were stuffed by those meddling kids and their dog.

    The Joker is a very timely choice considering the death of Heath Ledger.

  • tim

    funny list.How about Mr Burns

  • JWJWBEAN

    It sounds like we needed a few different lists. There could easily be a top 10 from Kid (80’s Saturday morning) Cartoons,Kid Current Day Cartoons, Adult Cartoons, Comic books, Movies, and Anime. I guess that was why it seems like Jamie left off a bunch. Too many different types to choose from.

    I always enjoy reading the lists. MORE MORE MORE!

  • Sneeuwpop

    Well Doctor Claw should definitely be up there, he’s just a classic evil character.
    Great list, I just can’t really relate with Cruella, but that’s because i live(d) in holland all of my life and never really saw here on tv, or cartoons for that matter. Same goes for Skeletor, he looks evil enough though :).

  • Rocky

    My grandparents once had a coloring book where Wile E. Coyote actually DID catch the roadrunner. The last page of the coloring book had the roadrunner tied up in a cauldron over a fire; sweating and looking a little nervous. A little violent for kids, I’m sure, but I always liked it because I always felt sorry for the coyote…he was just trying to eat! And to make a suggestion for an additional five? I don’t know, Murky Dismal from Rainbow Brite?

  • ThePlasticPhantom

    Biggest piece of shit list on the web, son. Congrats!

  • D Holmes

    @ThePlasticPhantom:

    Just because you don’t agree with one list, doesn’t make the website “shitty”.

    If you’re going to be an a hole about it, then don’t bother coming here.

  • D Holmes

    @Rocky

    I wish I saw that! I was always a sympathizer for the chasers (Tom, Wile, Sylvester, etc…).
    They just wanted some food!

    Also, they always went through mass amounts of pain and were ALWAYS on the receiving end of pain.

    I remember in one of my favorite episodes of Tom & Jerry (which I was never a huge fan of) where Jerry and a fellow mouse spent the episode playing painful pranks on Tom in HIS home. But, at the end, Tom turned the tables and caught them in a prank and trap of his own. The last shot of the segment is of Tom relaxing while Jerry and his friend are trapped in a glass jar with a cork in it. Even more, if the two popped off the cork, a gun facing them would go off. Pretty grisly and violent for a cartoon segment when you think about it, but it was a nice breath of fresh air.

  • copperdragon

    if we’re expanding into the Pixar animation, we need to consider:
    Syndrome (incredibles)
    Hopper (bugs life)
    Sid (toy story)
    Randall or Mr. Waternoose (monsters inc.)

  • Becca

    The Joker should have been #1.

  • Alex

    Master Shredder is the baddest motherfucker around, I don’t care what anyone says!

  • Autumn

    I feel that Boris and Natasha from Rocky and Bullwinkle should be on the list. They’re so memorable…

  • sarahenity

    ohhh venom is so awesome….

  • Wally

    Out of curiosity wasn’t Carmen Sandiego a villain of some sort?

  • LAWL! Team Rocket xDD

  • MC zippo

    lets not forget Captain Planet, i never understood why he was out to ruin big businesses and attack our industrial economy.

  • delioglan

    Nice list guys but you can’t tell a list of cartoon villians TOP if you don’t include Scar of Lion King, imo. I mean, he betrays his fellow lions by coworking with hyenas, kills his brother -the beloved King of all the animals around- and gave his nephew Simba a real hard time which none of us can forget..

    I am sure Scar, has created deep traumas in every child watched him :)

  • ?

    Stewie from Family Guy

  • Polly Odyssey

    Eric Cartman!

  • Its not that Gargamel hated the Smurfs. Actually he loved them, welldone – he wanted to cook the Smurfs.

  • Shin

    Actually, I hear Gargamel wanted to EAT the smurfs.

  • Alli

    What, no Master Cylinder from Felix the Cat (the wonderful wonderful cat)?

    And Beany & Cecil – YAY!! My fav show as a kid.

  • WTF?

    Shredder is the top villain? Skeletor was much more evil!

  • negthebarkeep

    two suggestions…

    i know it’s only HALF cartoon,but how about the judge from “who framed roger rabbit?”

    also,that X dude from “harvey birdman:attorney at law.”

    by the way:LOVE this site…

    -d-

  • Travis Rockwell

    Mr C. Montgomery Burns! He blocked out the damn sun!

  • Anonyms

    If you ask me Blackwargreymon or Mewtwo could blast the rest of them to pieces. if there were ever any villains that you could despise and admire at the same time it would be these two unstoppable creations

  • Anonyms

    I would also like to mention Mesogog and Necrolai from Dino Thunder and Mystic Force

  • Smurfette
  • Nightstalker

    Top 5 other villians you should add…

    1. Cobra Commander
    2. Megatron/Galvatron – its the same Transformer
    3. Seto Kaiba or Maxamillian Pegasus – Yu-gi-oh
    4. Buu – Dragon Ball Z
    5. Lex Luthor

  • HKramer

    4. jfrater – January 24th, 2008 at 6:09 am

    dangorironhide: you raise a good point – I have no idea why on earth Gargamel wanted those cute little blue things dead. Anyone?

    In the first volume of the Smurfs comics (Yes, I own them, shame on me) he needs a Smurf as an ingredient for a potion, so he captures one. The other Smurfs go to Gargamel’s house to rescue him, so Gargemel swore to destroy all of them.

  • me

    i like the list. very goos

  • Jesssnerch

    How about “The Misfits” from Jem? They were pretty evil.

  • Cubone

    Snidely Whiplash and the witch from HR Puffnstuff – she was nasty!

  • warningdontreadthis

    Oh gosh, thank you for putting Dick from the wacky races here!
    I loved that show when I was a kid, I used to make my own car with anything I could find at home with buttons and stuff on it. XD

  • Doctor Who

    My choices are: Megatron, Cobra Commander, Snidely Whiplash, Boris & Nathasha, Yosemite Sam.

  • bobhead2

    1 plankton from spongebob
    2 lex luthor
    3ummmmmmmmmmm….. mr crocker from fairly oddparents

  • guess who

    lol i lved wacky racers i tink dats wot it woz cald.thnx made me al nostalgic lol u could add:
    Boris Badenough & Natasha Fatale – Rocky & Bullwinkle
    jafar frm Alladin scared me wen i woz young*
    Ursula – The Little Mermaid
    Scar frm Lion King
    HUGO A-GO-GO – Batfink
    Lord Barkis Bittern 4rm tim burtons corpse bride(truely was evil)
    definetley mr crocker frm fairly odd parents
    n plankton 4rm sponge bob

    i hav sooooo many i could go on 4eva but i wont lol

  • This list is missing Megatron/Galvatron and Starscream from Transformers, Generation One.

  • Emibby

    Ok so on Transformers, the brother of Mega-Tron or whoever, should definitely be on this list! I mean, come on! He’s such a badass!

  • darkknight9761

    You neglected to add to the list; Rahs Al’Guhl,Dr.Doom,Lex Luthor,Darkseid,and Thanos!!

  • PillowPants

    Mumm-Ra the Ever-Living (Thundercats)

    Baron Silas Greenback (Dangermouse)

    Hugo A-Go-Go (Batfink)

    Megatron (Transformers)

    Dr. Claw (Inspector Gadget)

    Also an honourable mention for Sideshow Bob

  • jellojake

    I think some villain like carnage,Davy Jones,and Darth Sideos should be on there and i also think shredder(i used to be a BIG TMNT fan)should be 2, and carnage in 1

  • Malfore

    Venom/carnage would be nice…perhaps Sensui fro Yuu Yuu Hakusho if you want to get into anime

  • masontony

    Like hello SIDESHOW BOB anyone? And who can forget King Zarkon, Prince Lotor, and Hagar from Voltron! There’s also Leroy from Heathcliff, Pete from Goof Troop, Magmar from the Rock Lords, Doc Terror from The Centerions, Krulos from The Dino Riders, and Sheriff Terrorbull/ The Masked Bull from The C.O.W.boys of MOO Mesa

  • masontony

    Oh and Saw Boss from Jayce and the Wheeled Warriors and Mumm-Ra from The Thundercats. I do believe these have been mentioned but I’m throwing them up here again.

  • nelson

    poor coyote you are a good cartoon lol

  • cartoonsareamazing

    What about that dude with the chair for a head on “the Tick”, I think it was Chipindale or something. Anyone remember the Tick, blue guy in a suit. Great show.

  • Yun

    My five:
    Megatron
    Cobra Commander
    Dr. Claw
    Boris Badenov
    Elmer Fudd

  • Gallant

    Red guy from cow and chicken

  • harish

    I am surprised to see that no one mentioned darkseid,the most powerful villain.
    Also it would be great to see a list of the top bad boys of the comic world.
    Names like wolverine, punisher, ghost rider surely would come up.

  • Tenebrae

    Am I so old that no one else remembers Boris & Natasha from Rocky & Bullwinkle? They deserve a spot :P

  • Tenebrae

    Posted before reading ALL comments. Sorry – Yes, they should be #1!

  • D-dawg

    Scar from the Lion King, hands down.

  • minerboh

    Execuse me but i really must protest for this top ten!Since when does Bluto is consindered worthy to be a top ten villain?for what?for all those times he got dumped from Olive? And where are classic vilains such as Lex Luthor,Megatron,Norman Osborn,Mumm-Ra?You ignored all these classic figures to add who? Coyote,Dasdartly and…Gargamel?!!!

  • shib

    Maleficent – Sleeping Beauty
    the bad guy in rescuers down under

    Also, it’s nice to see that I’m not the only person that remembers Beany and Cecil!

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  • Lexda and Stewie

    You FOGOT Stewie Griffin [the evil baby from Family Guy who plans on ruling the world &+ killing his mother]

  • Big Bad Kitty

    Farmer Jenkins!

    (he would have gotten away with it too, if it wasn’t for you meddling kids)

    OK, really…

    Yzma & Krunk (Emperor’s New Groove)
    Lord Farquardt (Shrek)
    Francis (Fairly Oddparents)
    Edgar (The Arisocats)
    Lady Tremaine, Anastasia, Drizella, and Lucifer (Cinderella)

  • JOEBECCA

    here’s my list of 5 awesome add ons!!

    Vicky- the evil babysitter from Fairly Oddparents
    Elmer Fudd- ALWAYS trying to “kill the wabbit”
    Murky Dismal-The enemy of Rainbow Brite, and the “gloom-maker”
    Grizzle- Enemy of the Care Bears
    Pizzazz- Lead singer of The Misfits and arch-rival of Jem!

  • DangermouseDavs

    Ah, doesn’t get much better than the Joker…

    Maybe you should make a “Most Hopeless Cartoon Villains” list? I can easily see Dr. Drakken from Kim Possible on it, lol.

  • teseseko

    1. tom (tom and jerry)
    2. joker (spiderman)
    3. bluto (popeye the sailor)
    4. zelda (terra hawks)
    5. magneto (x-men)
    6. scar (lion king)
    7. shredder (ninja turtle)
    8. venom (syperman)
    9. mojojo (power puff girls)
    10. megatron (transformers),king zakan(voltron)

  • Vera Lynn

    teseseko Wasn’t the joker from Batman? ;)

  • galeekas

    I would like to communicate with Reverend Will who left comment # 118. I would like to know more about his uncle Erv Shoemaker who puppeted D.D. Donovan in Elkhart Indiana in the 1960’s. He also was the voice of Cecil and Dishonest John. Mr. Shoemaker left for Cedar Rapids , Iowa in the late 1960’s with the puppet Donovan and that’s where the story ends. If Revenend Will would please post a reply to this comment with a way of contact, it would be most appreciated. Thanks!

  • teseseko

    oh snapppp!!! sorry ..yeah u r correct vera lynn.. i was totally absent..Joker is from (batman)..not sypderman…my mistake

  • SuperHero3

    It is a travesty that Cobra Commander and Megatron do not make this list. Also props to Scrooge McDuck, although technically he was not a villian he could be a mean old jerk to Huey, Duey, and Louis.

  • luckyaz

    WHAT ABOUT THE GUY NEXT DOOR TO THE AQUA TEEN HUNGER FORCE!!

  • tjra

    Malificent DUH!!!

  • MDWhite

    1.) Keith Olbermann
    2.) Chris Mathews
    3.) Noam Chomsky
    4.) Geraldo Rivera
    5.) James Carville (aka Skeletor)

  • Calvin Foo

    Dude,
    what about Mummra?
    what about Megatron?

    These are the two villians that even non-fans of Thundercats nor Transformers knows about them!

  • Mom needs help

    Can someone PLEASE tell me the name of the classic character who’s line was “Yessss Master”. He was a little creepy dude and we cannot come up with his name…..my husbands’ boss looks JUST like him!!

  • bigski

    Lurch from the Addams Family

  • Steve

    No love for Syndley Whiplash???

  • IndigoMoth

    Um, I just read all the comments, and forgive me, but noone mentioned Xanatos, or Daemona from Gargoyles?!
    Aside from the comicbook characters, they have to be the best rounded cartoon villains ever… especially Daemona. Thats some well deserved angst, right there.
    And come on, Xanatos was practically an evil James Bond, he was so slick.
    Possibly not the most absolute evil characters ever, but thats what well rounded means :) If you haven’t seen Gargoyles, I beg you, give it a try.

  • timmy the dying boy

    A few from out in left field:

    Mr. Cogswell (Jetsons)

    Simon Bar Sinister (Underdog)

    Officer Dibble (Top Cat)

    Prince John (Rocket Robin Hood)

    Ranger Smith (Yogi Bear)

    The Grinch

    The Little Man (Pink Panther)

    Sluggo (Mr. Bill)

    Mr. Hands (Mr. Bill)

    Satan (Davey and Goliath)

  • tracey

    i think mum-ra from the thundercats should be on the next list.

  • psiscryer

    I see no love for venom!!!! man he was spider-mans worst nightmare and mega evil

  • bait

    Buggs bunny = the things he did to elmer fudd (i relate to elmer)and that poor vampire lol

  • bob

    Mr. Sinister

  • transdorkers

    Um… Megatron? Come on.

  • bananabiker

    Cyril Sneer from the Racoons!!!!!

    Dick Dastardly
    Doc Terror

    None of u got them!!!!!

  • Tom

    My top 2 villains are Rasputin and Maleficent

  • BazfromOz

    yasemite Sam of course, yew lily livered varmints

  • Ashley R

    here is an interesting one…tom AND jerry! tom is the enemy of the mouse for trying to catch it, but jerry isnt totally innocent either! he steals food and hurts the poor kitty! they are BOTH villains in my eyes haha

  • Kohaku

    What about naraku from inuyasha,viscious from cowboy bebop,and aizen from bleach?

  • Kohaku

    suga mama and sephoroth

  • Chester

    how bout the Green Goblin from Spider-Man to be added?

  • Aliceinshoes

    Hook from Peter Pan. He was always trying to kill Peter.
    The queen from Alice in Wonderland.
    “OFF WITH THEIR HEADS!!!!!”
    And sher-kon(however you spell that) from The Jungle Book.

  • Fodey

    You guys are talking about the best cartoon villain and omit Eric Cartman… Are you guys crazy? He kills a kids parents and then feeds them to him in a chilli con carne, all because he was tricked into buying his pubes.

    Also other bad asses are Starscream, Dr.Doom, Team Rocket, Kingpin, Bowser and Mumm-Ra

  • Hi

    what about team rocket of pokemon?

  • nuriko

    Captain Hook, Megatron, Mummra, Ursula, and Maleficient… :)

  • InfeaNO

    Am I the only person that thinks Cruella was unfairly demonised? All she is, is a strong independant single woman running her own buisness who wants to treat herself to a nice fur coat. After all she’s worked hard for it. Its Anita who is the real villan in 101 Dalmatians, she is clearly an atempt by Disney to convince young girls that they should become prim and proper house wives and not aspire to rule they’er own lives.

    Or maybe I’m reading WAY to much into it

  • I4gotmyMANTRA

    SCAR, jFrator. My inner 5 year old is indignant. C’mon, Scar from the lion king should be on here.

    hehe still can’t hear anything about the smurfs without having a flashback to donnie darko.

  • Rufus

    i just like
    Plankton from spongebob

    the guy that lives in the trashcan from sesame street always makes me think he’s a villain, is he?

  • Flu-Bird

    UMBRA from MIGHTY ORBOTS i sinister computer creature who wants to take over earth And yes DISHONEST JOHN from BEANY and CEICIL a villian of villiany THE HOODED CLAW from THE PERILS OF PENELOPY PITSTOP masqrades as her guarddian SYLVESTER SNEAKLY. DICK DASTARDLY from WACKY RACES cheats to win but always loses he was also in DASTARDLY & MUTLEY IN THEIR FLYING MACHINES always trying to capture that homming pigeon YANKEE DOODLE PIGEON DR ZINN from JOHNNY QUEST a sinister mad scientists and can anyone remeber that cartoon from the 60s THE IMPOSSIBLES and all the villians they had to face then there was the enemies of SPACE GHOST like ZORAK,BRACT,LURKER,CREATURE KING,METALUS and BLACK WIDOW

  • Idalee

    Good evening. Turn the world over on its side and everything loose will land in Los Angeles.
    I am from China and now teach English, give true I wrote the following sentence: “Write a description here advantage flea control comes in a tube that you snip open and pot on advantage flea control can be used on pups as young.”

    THX :-), Idalee.

  • Flu-Bird

    STEEL BEAK the sinister rooster from DARKWING DUCK lead the crinimal organization FOWL

  • Flu-Bird

    DR ZINN from JOHNNY QUEST how could one ever forget this villian always trying to steal the weapons and devices of DR QUEST using any method incloding a robot spy that looked like a daddylong legs spider and from RIKI TIKI TAVI a pair of siniser cobras EVIL SNAKES

  • Flu-Bird

    Dear HI did you ever see the movie POKEMON THE MOVIE 2000? In this movie TEAM ROCKET helps ASH and PICKACHU retrieve these mystical globes from the islands where ARTICUNO,MOLTRES and ZAPDOS live

  • Flu-Bird

    RATIGAN from THE GREAT MOUSE DETECTIVE evil evil rodent

  • Flu-Bird

    TUROK that evil alien scientists from THE HURCULOIDS he shrank them down to micro size and set a bunch of microscoptic monsters on them

  • Flu-Bird

    can anyone remeber HERE COMES THE GRUMP? THIS EVIL WIZARD TRYING TO FORCE THAT PRINCESS to marry him she ran off with this youth in his balloon/car and had that funny little dog the grump rose a dragon that sneesed fire

  • Flu-Bird

    BAXTER STOCKMAN tried to use robot mouse traps and was turned into a human fly by SHREDDER THE MAD INVENTOR from FRANKENSTIEN Jr as well as THE PLANTMAN

  • Flu-Bird

    ZORAK from SPACE GHOST he looked like a PRAYING MANTIS

  • Flu-Bird

    BARRON OTTO MATIC from TOM SLICK,DR CHICAGO from GEORGE OF THE JUNGLE,AMPEANWAY from SUPERCHICKN he tried to steal the state of RHODE ISLAND, and CRABBY APPLETON from TOM TERRIFC.SIMON BAR SINISTER and RIF RAF SAM from UNDERDOG

  • Drifter78

    Megatron should be #1. He’s the only one that I can think of that has actually killed the main protagonist. None of the other cartoon villains never came close.

  • Flu-Bird

    DASTARDLY and MUTTLEY he he MUTLEY made the funnists snicker

  • James

    Actually,in case no one answered this one, Wile E Coyote did in fact catch the road runner in this episode right here. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KJJW7EF5aVk

  • James

    Enjoy!

  • mojo

    bebop
    rocksteady
    marvin the martian
    giant chicken-family guy
    those cavivty monsters from the toothpaste commercials
    “we make holes in teeth!”

  • Does Daffy Duck count? Given the number of times he tried to do in Bugs I think a case could be made.

    Certainly Marvin the Martian.

    I’ll add my vote to Boris and Natasha, too. The fact that you asked for further expansion candidates is the only thing stopping my foaming-at-the-mouth-incoherent shock at their non-inclusion. If nothing else their attempt to use a fake girls’ school team to take down Wassamatta U should qualify them. Snidely Whiplash, if not for the evil doings then for the fantastic name.

  • Jack

    I’m slightly surprised that there isn’t any dbz villains mentioned, especially given that the goal that some of them wanted was to destroy the universe. If thats not evil I don’t know what is.

  • Midgetron

    Fire Lord Ozai from the Avatar is a total douchemaster.
    Megatron of course, dr. wily always trying to destroy megaman and everything else.
    honestly, you can make the whole list a thing of dragon ball z villians, cell for pretty much taking care of everyone on dragon ball z, frieza who destroyed a whole planet just to kill goku, boo who just went around killing everyone on earth because he wanted to have fun, even vegeta when he was first introduced, he killed his own friend nappa for being too weak.
    the androids were causing mayhem left and right when they came along.
    piccolo fron dragon ball as he was named king piccolo due to being really evil and trying to rule all.

  • Todd

    Actually, our good friend the Coyote actually did capture the Road Runner in one cartoon. He then turns to the audience and holds up a sign that reads “What do I do with him now?”

  • ender

    Wizard No Heart- Care bears

    Duke Sigmund Igthorn -Gummi bears

  • rayd12

    Hey great site,but you forgot mr.spacely from jetsons

  • Flu-Bird

    i can remember DICK DASTADRLY and MUTTLEY in WACKY RACES always tried to win by cheating and always lost

  • Flu-Bird

    Dr Zinn from JOHNNY QUEST remeber the episode where zinn send this robot spy that looked like a giant spider it was bueet proof flame proof and tank proof but dr quest destroyed it with his PARAPOWER RAY GUN

  • ATL Gator

    Sorry, the greatest cartoon villain of all time is an obscure one from the “Go Diego Go” cartoon series. He only appears in one episode, Kicho’s Magic Flute (2008), and he is the scourge of the Andes known as (I am not making this up) “Tranny-Mal”. Now I am not a spanish speaker, but I know enough that “mal” equals “bad/evil” and “tranny” is, well, universal. Tranny Mal is an evil “shape shifting” wizard that stalks Diego and Kicho with the goal of (again, I wish I were making this up) “blowing” on Kicho’s magic flute. Now the Joker may be insidious, and Shredder may be a badass, but none can match the nightmare inducing terror (or the fashion sense) of the Tranny Mal – The Evil Tranny!!!

  • Disciple

    Joker is by far the most evil on this list (though Skeletor and Magneto are far more powerful.) I can’t help but think him #1 due to his purely insane demeanor and complete lack of mercy

  • yoyo

    lex luthor and braniac and apocolypse

  • Eli

    Er what about Mumm-Ra from thundercats. classic villan

  • Flu-Bird

    The LEGION OF DOOM from SUPERFREINDS. ZORAK,CREATURE KING,BRACK,LURKER,METALUS,SPIDER WOMAN from SPACE GHOST

  • dc420911

    gargamel wanted to turn the smurfs into gold, and wasnt dick dasterdly named dirk dasterdly?

  • kartman

    Darkcat and Dr.Viper from Swat Kats!!!!!
    Overall dbz villains suck…vegeta is the only one who’s actually badass but hey he’s an antihero…

  • Rae

    Slade/Deathstroke from Teen Titans. No questions asked.

  • Flu-Bird

    Theres a episode of the 70s cartoon series JOSE AND THE PUSSIECATS IN OUTER SPACE where they land on a planet inhabited by these odd but intellegent talking animals this villion tried to control them with a organlike keyboard

  • Flu-Bird

    MOJO JOJO from POWER PUFF GIRLS he looks like a evil monkey in a turban and KARTMAN your right DARK KAT and DR VENOM were villians against the hero SWAT KATS

  • Fiberman

    What about “Oil Can Harry” from the old Mighty Mouse cartoons.

  • dswitt

    showing my age, but how about daedalus from the hercules cartoon?

  • European

    I looked for but could not find George Bush …

  • bobbyling

    DR CLAW!!!!!

  • Flu-Bird

    STEEL BEAK the evil rooster in DARKWING DUCK he was leader of FOWL. Garamel wasnt realy a wizard more like a alchemest.MILDEW WOLF from ITS THE WOLF he wanted to eat little lambsy but BRISTLE HOUND would snag him with a shepard crook and send him sailing over the horizon,CRUMDEN,BUMBLER and SMIRKEY the MONKEY from AROUND THE WORLD IN 79 DAYS always trying to stop the young decendent of PHILAS FOGG from completing his trip although he had two overs unextected on the balloon with him

  • Brian Tobar

    Where’s Helga from Hey Arnold?

  • KYLE

    Villans SUCK COMPARE TO GOOD GUYS

  • Paul Tomlinson

    I know this isn’t an “old” cartoon villsin, but watch cbbc Muddle Earth, and you’ll decide Dr Cuddles is the best. And also, Jafar from Aladdin

  • Heavy D

    How about Cobra Commander/ Megatron? You can’t miss these two considering they were the Biggest Villians of the 80’s. There are loads how about Dr. Doom from inspector Gadget? Mumra from thundercats?

  • Heavy D

    the beagle boys and magica de spell from ducktales? How about fat cat from chip n dales? and to correct my previous statement I meant Dr. Claw from inspector gadget not dr. doom, however he could be for the fantastic four.

  • Denae

    Frollo from the Hunchback of Notre Dame. (I don’t know if that’s considered a cartoon)

  • dr.cuddles

    Jafar, Stewie and evil monkey, but what about the evil chicken? dr. cuddles from cbbc (nowadays)
    and PLANKTON! THE BEST! Oh. and bluto should be higher. Wheres Marvin the martian, elmer fudd, yosemidime sam?

  • Will Trame

    The Great Gazoo from “The Flintstones” could be considered a “villain” in an off hand manner…or maybe nemesis would be a more operable term, as his magic always screwed things up for Fred and Barney.

    Other off-the-wall mentions:

    Captain Skyhook and Steddick (Space Kiddettes)
    Any “Cool McCool” villain..especially Jack-in-the-Box and Hurricane Harry
    The Hooded Claw (The Perils of Penelope Pitstop)
    Witchipoo (Pufnstuf)

  • Tribol

    u forgot the great wizard Venger from dungeons and dragons

  • cheese

    ARE YOU ALL CRAZY?? DR ROBOTNIK FROM SatAM SONIC is THE MOST EVIL VILLIAN THATS EVER BEEN DRAWN!!!

    watch a few episodes on youtube or something try to find a more evil guy in all of cartoonland satAM robotnik gave nightmares to a whole generation

    robotnik: what color is my heart snively?
    snively: i dont see a heart sir
    robotnik growls: exactly…

  • linx

    oh ya lol we all did forget about robotnik you’re right he is the most villanous of all the evil bad guys even the ones on the list for sure the robotnik from sonic satam deservs first place!

  • ppg faninator

    top ten villians were soposed to be:
    mojo jojo [powerpuff girls]
    boomer brick and butch [the powerpuff girls
    him ppgs
    roach coach ppgs
    ace snake big billy lil aturo and grubber ppgs

  • Mojo Jojo – Powerpuff Girls
    Evil Queen – Snow White (killing her step-daughter just b/c she was prettier?!)
    Mumm-Ra – Thundercats

  • C. Williams

    10) Uncle Ruckus – Boondocks
    9) Reginald (Reggie) Mantle – Archie
    8) Sgt. Snorkel – Beatle Bailey (beat the heck out of Beatle when he caught the pvt. up to something).
    7) Vicious – Cowboy Bebop
    6) Snidley Whiplash – Dudley Do Right
    5) The Red Skull – Captain America
    4) Phoenix King – Avatar, The Last Airbender
    3) Simon Barr Sinister and Riff Raff – Underdog
    2) Scorpion – Spider-Man (when they first fought, he kicked Spidey's butt twice before finally losing. Amazing Spider-man #20).
    1) Dr. Doom – Fantastic Four (one of the coolest villian names ever).

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  • Wendy

    No Snidely Whiplash?

  • Doug Funny

    Roger Klotz

  • Chumley

    Simon Bar Sinister. He abducted Sweet Polly Purebread with a vile claw-and-jaw machine. And that was just in the opening credits.

    Simon invented the phoney booth. They looked like phone booths, but when people stepped into them they were turned into zombies who emerged in a trance, repeating 'I will do what Simon says.'

    Simon invented a machine that could absorb big bodies of water and put them each into little jars. He had all the Great Lakes on his windowsill and cackled with glee at the mayhem he was causing.

    Simon invented the Go Snow machine. He would point it at people and turn them into snow sculptures.

    Simon is a nasty, evil man. Good thing we have Underdog to save us. There's our hero now, about to answer the call of distress. Oh, no! He stepped into a phoney booth!

  • I think the no.1 cartoon shud b doom of the fantastic four. he has a cool voice, armor and altitude. not only is he a genious, he has the super powers t back it up. he thinks he is the best, hence being comfident at what he does. his best moments are whe he has been touched, he says non may touch doom!!! there no villain like doom, he deserves t b on the list, he is no.1

  • ICUBOY

    I’m thinking

    1. Mum-Ra (Thunder Cats)

    2. Cobra Commander ( G.I. Joe)

    3. Megatron ( Transformers)

    4. Scar (Lion King, he killed his brother!!!!!)

    5. Lex Luthor ( Superman or JLU)

  • jackattack12340

    You forgot 2,Carface,and Red,From All Dogs g to heavan

  • emjay

    aku!! from samurai jack oh and yzma from the emperor’s new school

  • DA TRUTH

    your fucking stupid, the joker should be number 1… he just personifies Evil and would feed shredder his own testicles…

  • terd

    megatron, cobra commander, skeletor, mumm-ra

  • jake06960

    The hell with all of you!!!

    Mojo JoJo is the ONLY villan that matters!!!
    “Now, if you’ll excuse me, I, Mojo Jojo, have a town to take over. I have a world to conquer. I have to seize control of an area and force its inhabitants to follow my way of thinking.”

  • Top 10 List

    This article make me laugh because i always thought these villains bed persons and pray to God that God please made these persons good.haha

    Now, i am elder.
    Top 10 Lists

  • langrida

    Hands up… I have been lazy and not read all the responses, my apologies if this has been said already…

    Jesse, James and Meowth (Team Rocket, Pokemon)… by no means the most villainous, but well worth a mention.

  • dhruvsharma14

    what about Dr Viper from Swat Kats ?? Any comments for him ? Or Doc Terror from The centurions ?

  • Jsil

    WHAT ABOUT DR. DOOFINSCHMIRTZ?!?!? PHINEAS AND FERB= LIFE

  • Mary

    Nice reievw, Pat.If you've got the time, Morrison's run is worth checking out (especially the new Absolute edition).

  • ichigo

    1.defintly need frieza from dbz
    2.souske aizen from bleach you will never get a dude more evil than him
    3.team rocket from pokemon
    4.venom from spiderman has to be there
    5.the claw man from gun x sword another mean somebody

  • king

    this list sucks

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  • unounomee

    I like. Sinister from X-Men

  • Landon

    Dr. Claw – Inspector Gadget

  • What, no Boris Badunov or Yosemite Sam?

  • CanonyTroully

    Name

  • kingkiller

    Doctor Neo Cortex lol

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  • Jamin

    Makes me wanna watch it all again!!….

  • Martin

    My family all laughed when we went to see the movie “102 Dalmations” and after Cruella’s transformation into a “good” person her car drives up for a close up of her license plate and all it said was “Ella”. My daughter’s nick name. We certainly had fun teasing her about it!

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