Do you have a favorite Disney villain that outshines them all? You’re not alone. Recently, a Disney fan asked an online forum who their favorite Disney villains of all time are; here are their top-voted choices. Do you agree?
1. Hades From Hercules
Hades from Hercules is a fast-talking god of the Underworld known for his fiery temper and hilarity. A Disney fanatic enlightens: “James Woods enjoyed it so much, he insisted on doing the voice for any subsequent Herculean-related sequels.”
2. Yzma From The Emperor’s New Groove
Numerous Disney lovers express their love for Yzma, the villain in The Emperor’s New Groove franchise. Voiced by the legendary Eartha Kitt, Yzma is a one-of-a-kind villain in a criminally underrated Disney movie. “Wrong leverrrrrrrrrr!”
3. Ursula From The Little Mermaid
“Ursula has great powers…” The infamous sea witch in the 1989 animated classic The Little Mermaid is a highly revered villain. “Don’t underestimate the point of body language! HA!”
4. Scar From The Lion King
Jeremy Irons made Scar who he is today, a popular and lovable Disney villain. Several people suggest that Scar has the best villain song out of all the films. “Be prepared!” Someone shares a: “Fun bit of trivia: Jim Cummings had to step in for the final verse of the song after Jeremy Irons blew out his vocal cords at (or around) “You won’t get a sniff without me.”
Maleficent is mentioned multiple times as being the best Disney villain. However, fans are conflicted over the animated version of Sleeping Beauty and Angelina Jolie’s performance as Maleficent in the live-action film. Nevertheless, the original quoted: “Everyone talks about having a fairytale wedding. But if I show up and put a curse on the firstborn, somehow I’M the bad guy.”
6. Monseigneur Claude Frollo From The Hunchback of Notre Dame
Another popular response is Claude Frollo from Disney’s 34th animated film, The Hunchback of Notre Dame. Several fans argue that he has the best villain song and that the film is seriously underrated.
7. Jafar From Aladdin
“Desperate times call for desperate measures, my lord.” Jafar from Aladdin is one evil villain and inevitable genie. However, several fans argue that Iago the parrot (Gilbert Godfried) was far more charming.
8. Gaston From Beauty and the Beast
“No one fights like Gaston. Douses lights like Gaston. In a wrestling match, nobody bites like Gaston!” One fan writes: “Gaston. He is just so cool. The Beast did kidnap Belle. And no one fights like Gaston.” Some argue that he wasn’t a villain before one clarifies: “Blackmailing a woman into marrying you by threatening to toss her dad in the loony bin? Totally villain territory.” I concur.
9. Cruella de Vil From 101 Dalmations
“Cruella De Vil, Cruella De Vil. If she doesn’t scare you, no evil thing will. To see her is to take a sudden chill. Cruella, Cruella. She’s like a spider waiting for the kill. Look out for Cruella De Vil.” After multiple people admit they love Cruella, one user asks: “Why? Do you hate puppies?”
10. Percival C. McLeach From The Rescuers Down Under
Did you know that George C. Scott voices the poacher, Percival C. McLeach, from The Rescuers Down Under? Numerous individuals give this reason for why he is the best Disney villain. This film is so underrated and deserves more love from newer generations.
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