What are the best Disney villains?

Who are the vilest, most despicable, wicked, malevolent, EVIL Disney antagonists of all time? Disney has a knack for creating memorable (and lovable) big bad meanies. In some cases, they even outshine the protagonists. Let's rank the best (or worst, depending on how you see them) Disney villains ever. 

  1. #1


    Maleficent is the villain of Disney's 1959 film Sleeping Beauty. She was voiced by Eleanor Audley and played by Angelina Jolie in the 2014 remake. She is an evil fairy who curses King Stefan's daughter Aurora for not being invited to her christening. 

    • Rosa María LealWritten on May 24, 2019
      "This is a no-brainer. The Mistress of Darkness is the number 1 Disney villain of all time. In the original Sleeping Beauty, she was like a sexy female Satan, strutting around like some green Naomi Campbell, crashing christenings and cursing babies. Angelina Jolie's portrayal in the remake declawed the character by giving her a backstory. Maleficent was evil incarnate! She doesn't need to be humanized! In spite of that awful remake, Maleficent is still the undisputed Queen of Disney villains. "
    • ronald teskeWritten on October 3, 2019
      "favorite movie always enjoy watching it and look forward to the upcoming release maleficent two."
  2. #2


    Hades is the antagonist of the 1997 movie Hercules. He is based on the Greek god of the underworld and was voiced by James Woods. He is a wisecracking, constantly irritated diety who plots to overthrow the Olympian gods, especially his brother Zeus.

    • Billy FernandezWritten on May 24, 2019
      "The funniest Disney villain ever. Hades being eternally mad with his dumb minions is comedy gold. James Woods nails Hades' bored god demeanor. He's my favorite Disney villain and the best thing about Hercules, which is saying something considering the movie is full of funny characters. "
  3. #3


    Ursula is the villain of the 1989 film The Little Mermaid. She was voiced by Pat Carroll. She is a sea witch vanquished by King Triton and forced to live in a sea cave, where she lures and manipulates merpeople including Ariel, Triton's daughter. 

    • Luz María ZárateWritten on May 24, 2019
      "The most fabulous of female Disney villains, this voluptuous aquatic drag queen loves tricking gullible merfolk with unfair deals and gets away with it. Whenever I go to a karaoke bar with my friends I always sing "Poor Unfortunate Souls" while shaking my titties. I love Ursula so much. Too bad she got skewered like giant calamari. 😢"
  1. #4

    Cruella De Vil

    Cruella De Vil is the main antagonist of the 1961 film 101 Dalmatians. She was voiced by Betty Lou Gerson and played by Glenn Close in the 1996 remake. She is a wealthy but insane fashionista who plots to skin 99 Dalmatian puppies to make a fur coat. 

    • Diana BanksWritten on May 24, 2019
      "Cruella de Vil is a nasty piece of work. Murdering puppies for a coat? Oh, the sacrifices one has to make to look fabulous. She's clearly insane but you have to admit, she has style. Miranda Priestly and Anna Wintour who? Cruella is the baddest b***h of them all!"
    • Samaiha BurrellWritten on October 3, 2019
      "I say Cruela because in Decendants 1/2 she is a dog lover and she is Carlos's mom and he is Cameron boyce (R.I.P) and she is tots funny so Yah all yall are wrong if you didn't pick Carlos or cruela"
  2. #5

    Claude Frollo

    Claude Frollo is the main antagonist of Disney's 1996 film The Hunchback of Notre Dame. He was voiced by Tony Jay. He is a ruthless and bigoted judge who after a series of tragic events becomes the reluctant caretaker of the deformed Quasimodo. 

    • Víctor EscobedoWritten on May 24, 2019
      "Judge Frollo is the most dangerous of all Disney villains because he's oblivious to the fact that he's actually evil. He hides behind a mask of righteousness and is an unrepentant hypocrite. He almost drowned Quasimodo when he was a baby, right after murdering his mom! And let's not even start with his song Hellfire. I cannot stand how he was trying to say it was Esmeralda's fault he was having carnal desires. His death by fire was so satisfying and ironic. Hallelujah!"
  3. #6


    Scar (real name Taka) is the villain of Disney's 1994 film The Lion King and was voiced by Jeremy Irons. He is the younger brother of Mufasa, the king of the Pride Lands, but when Mufasa's son Simba was born, the embittered lion murdered him. 

    • Randy HendersonWritten on May 24, 2019
      "Scar is probably the most devious and deliciously awful Disney baddie ever. Jeremy Iron's vocal performance was INCREDIBLE. His voice oozes wounded pride and snark. He knows he's no alpha (he was probably treated like the runt of the litter when he was a cub) so he has to get by with his wits. Never trust a lion with a British accent! "
  4. #7

    Lady Tremaine

    Lady Tremaine, more famously known as the Wicked Stepmother, is the villain of the 1950 film Cinderella. She was voiced by Eleanor Audley and played by Cate Blanchett in the 2015 remake. She is selfish & cruel and psychologically abused Cinderella. 

    • Aanya JayaramanWritten on May 24, 2019
      "Honestly, I really hate the wicked stepmother. She was so f*****g awful towards Cinderella! If you think Disney movies will make you feel good, think again. My blood boiled the entire time this c*nt was onscreen. 😡"
  5. #8


    Gaston is the villain of the 1991 film Beauty and the Beast. He was voiced by Richard White and played by Luke Evans in the 2017 remake. He is a handsome but ridiculously conceited hunter who is determined to marry Belle, whatever it takes. 

    • Benjamin WilliamsWritten on May 24, 2019
      "Funniest Disney villain ever. Gaston is so incredibly narcissistic it's hilarious. 😂"

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