Disney villains are a raise unto themselves.
Each one is distinctive, with their own personal foibles and foibles and their own contrives reign their small-minded area of the universe.
No wonder we love them so- even as much as we enjoy the heroes.
10. Shere Khan
An unsettling concoction of class, finesse and menace, Shere Khan is a villain whose extremely name invigorates dread and horror. Considering himself the rightful lord of the jungle, he’ll do anything to keep humans out of it.
It’s a pity then, that his mistake allowed the human brat Mowgli to grow up in the jungle. Shere Khan may be a eyesight of fright, but he makes a lot of slip up, if you think about it.
That long, grimacing face. That aristocratic snarl. That mustache. Jafar is one of “the worlds largest” peculiar villains in the Disney canon- one peek of his mark ruby-red and black gowns and you know it’s him.
There’s also his a blueprint for macrocosm power. Jafar doesn’t just want to take over Agrabah, he wants to rule the entire cosmo. Pity there’s a lowly thief and a genie in his way.
8. The Queen of Hearts
The yelliest villain of them all, the Queen of Hearts is one of the most unique and droll rascals to watch, purely because she packs so much personality in her short, rotund frame.
Here is a woman who literally panics her cronies into painting the grows in her garden ruby-red, and throws the fear of God in her tremulous husband.
Oh, and she has a concept about cutting off foremen too.
7. Captain Hook
Ah, what can we say about Captain Hook? He’s definitely a stylish villain, but he’s also one of “the worlds largest” inept and stunning in the Disney canon. But that’s what manufactures us adore him so.
Watch with delight as he dramatically dangles about his ship, bossing around his ever-present collaborator Smee, when attempting to flee the murderous tendings of a pretty hungry tick-tocking crocodile.
What Disney villain has a larger chest, chin or self-love than Gaston? The soul is literally the walking paradigm of the toxic male.
He dislikes speaking, thinks he’s best available at everything, and is jealous and xenophobic to the point of provoking villagers to storm the Beast’s castle.
Classy, this guy.
One of “the worlds largest” witty Disney villains ever, Hades is slick, fast-talking, and hellbent on nature tyranny. Basically, he’s your average New Yorker.
With his inept henchmen Pain and Panic, Hades seeks to release the titans and hurricane Olympus so he can take the throne of the heavens for himself.
The Angelina Jolie-led movie may have humanized Maleficent, but she’s still emphatically one of Disney’s biggest baddies ever.
Here is a wicked imp who, out of spite, employed an entire kingdom to sleep because she could, and then was transformed into a dragon when her plans were thwarted.
A legend, this woman.
Those are the key words to know when facing Scar, the beautiful, but backstabbing friend in The Lion King .
Scar is the type of villain who’ll smile in your face as he tosses you off a cliff, and then he’ll feed your bones to the hyenas.
You know, just like any caring family member should.
2. Cruella de Vil
With a figure like that, of course Cruella de Vil is evil. And boy, does she revel in it. Here is a woman whose main objective in life is to drape herself in wools and luxury.
And she plans to do it by scalping a 101 puppies. Truly, an exceptional feeling among villains.
And a very stylish one, too.
Is there any Disney villain that dazzles us as wholly as Ursula? The violet villainess totally revels in her dastardly nature. Ursula desires being a rascal, and she does it so stylishly and with such passion, we love watching her be one too.
That husky expres, that fabulous anatomy, those nefarious schemes- there’s no Disney villain as fantastic as Ursula- nothing, which is why she’s solidly number one.