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[[caption-width-right:350:"[[BeCarefulWhatYouWishFor And He shall smite the wicked]], [[ExactWords and plunge them into the fiery pit...]]"]]

->''"And that's all there is to report from the happiest place on earth: evil family members, psychotic killers, and of course the prince of all darkness himself, Satan."''
-->-- '''WebVideo/TheNostalgiaCritic''', ''[[http://thatguywiththeglasses.com/videolinks/thatguywiththeglasses/nostalgia-critic/2786-top-11-disney-villains Top 11 Disney villain list.]]''

Disney villains tend to be very noteworthy, both for their personalities and their songs. However, some of them can also be [[CompleteMonster horrible, ruthless, and despicable]]. As Disney is primarily about kid-friendly fare, please note that qualifying for this trope takes something pretty extraordinary.

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!!Franchise/DisneyAnimatedCanon

* ''Disney/AtlantisTheLostEmpire'': Commander Lyle Tiberius Rourke is a tomb-robbing mercenary, [[InsistentTerminology or as he insists "adventure capitalist"]], who's OnlyInItForTheMoney. What cements him is his attitude toward his current assignment. He takes the [[MacGuffin Heart of Atlantis]], which is precisely what keeps the Atlanteans alive. Without it, they'll all die. Many other villains wouldn't be aware of this, and most would leave it once they learned that. Rourke, however, takes it ''knowing'' that the civilization will die, but his {{greed}} is so great that he doesn't even care. Later on, in order to ensure his escape, he throws his loyal [[TheDragon Dragon]] off his ascending zeppelin. What settles his evil here is that he [[FauxAffablyEvil jokes about it]], and caps it off with a "Nothing personal!" What's rather frightening is that it ISN'T personal; he hadn't had any problems with Helga beforehand, and betrayed her simply because [[ItsAllAboutMe it slightly benefited him.]]
* ''Disney/TheBlackCauldron'': The Horned King is a dark, terrifying, power-hungry [[OurLichesAreDifferent lich]] tyrant with a [[AGodAmI god complex]] and absolutely NoSenseOfHumor (a rare case for a Disney villain which makes him more creepy). He plans to obtain the powers of the eponymous Cauldron in order to raise [[NightOfTheLivingMooks an army of undead skeletons]] to rule the world and so destroy thousands of human lives. He stops at nothing to achieve his goal, even if it means kidnapping and/or killing an innocent girl or a harmless little pig, or [[BadBoss harvesting his own perfectly loyal men to make more skeletal warriors]]. When the Cauldron seems to need another body he immediately decides to sacrifice his most sycophantic servant to it. He also has a bit of an ego to him since his motive behind conquering the world is forcing all of humanity to worship him as a god. Because the mindless Cauldron Born turn their enemies into more of themselves, he's planning to [[TheNecrocracy turn the world into a graveyard so he can be king of the dead]] if he can't be king of the living.
* ''Disney/TheHunchbackOfNotreDame'': [[HangingJudge Judge Claude Frollo]] (pictured) is likely one of the [[KnightOfCerebus most evil characters]] the company has ever invented. In the film's opening, he pursues a young woman on horseback, and pushes her onto steps of the church, causing her to tumble to her death. [[WouldHurtAChild He tries to drown her infant son, Quasimodo, in the well for being ugly,]] but the archdeacon stops him. Solely out of fear of being punished for his crimes, Frollo takes the boy in, [[AbusiveParents keeping him under strict rule, isolation, and emotional abuse]]. He initially seems to have [[StalkerWithACrush fallen in love]] with the young gypsy girl Esmeralda, but when she rejects him, he decides she must burn in hell. Taking his anger out on all gypsies, Frollo tries to burn an innocent family alive for harboring them. After that, Frollo tries to have a massive section of the city burned so he can kill Esmerelda. Even being a classic case of KnightTemplar, his actions cast his "good intentions" as being sham and hollow.
* ''Disney/TheLionKing'': Scar is defined by [[TheResenter his envy and hatred]] of his elder brother Mufasa. [[TheEvilPrince Hating that he isn't king,]] Scar hatches a scheme to remove Mufasa from the equation as well as [[EvilUncle Mufasa's young son Simba.]] When Scar's first attempt to murder Simba and his best friend Nala fails, Scar has his Hyena cohorts cause a stampede and personally throws Mufasa in to be trampled when he escapes it. He then convinces Simba the whole thing was his fault, convincing him to go into self imposed exile before ordering the hyenas to murder Simba anyways. Scar's incompetence as king leads to a famine, and when Simba returns, he sees Scar refuse to allow anyone to leave to go anywhere else, declaring, "so be it" when Mufasa's widow Sarabi says he's condemning everyone to death. He proceeds to backhand her when she compares him unfavorably to Mufasa, and when he confronts Simba, Scar tries to break him by bringing up Mufasa's death. He only pauses in his attempt at a public execution to mock Simba that Scar was Mufasa's true murderer. Later, in a desperate attempt to save his own skin, [[ChronicBackstabbingDisorder he tries to blame everything on his loyal hyena henchmen]].
* ''Disney/{{Mulan}}'': Shan Yu views the Emperor of China having built the Great Wall as both an insult and a challenge. As a violent BloodKnight, Shan Yu leads his horde of Huns to invade, relishing when China ''knows'' he's there. After capturing two Imperial spies, Shan Yu releases them with a message for the Emperor- but has one of his archers kill one anyways as you only need one man to deliver a message. Shan Yu later ambushes the armies of General Li at a village, resulting in a mass slaughter, not only of the soldiers, but every civilian as well, with no children spared either. Even after his army's downfall, Shan Yu attacks the Imperial Palace with his remaining men and takes the Emperor hostage, furiously trying to kill him when he refuses to kneel to Shan Yu.
* ''Disney/OliverAndCompany'': Sykes is a disturbingly realistic villain for a Disney film. A loan shark who demonstrates his nastiness by rolling up his car window on the neck of a man who's late in his payments, Sykes has no hesitation releasing his savage attack dogs on the man's own pets. He later receives a phone call from a fellow mobster in the process of killing someone and gives the man advice on how to do it over the phone. Sykes later kidnaps a little girl to extort money from her parents and indicates he'll [[WouldHurtAChild feed her to his dogs]]. When Oliver and team free her, Sykes unleashes his dogs after them and rides after them himself, fully intending to kill everyone.
* ''Disney/{{Pinocchio}}'': The Coachman is seemingly a kindly old gentleman, who kidnaps a bunch of troublesome boys who willingly went through with it so they could do whatever they wanted without adult supervision, and laces their cigars and beer with something that, when they act like jerks, [[BalefulPolymorph turns them into donkeys]] he then sells as ordinary animals (one crate is even marked "SALT MINES". Considering the RealLife work conditions there, that's a FateWorseThanDeath right there). From what he says to "Honest" John, he has been doing this for years, and the police have never caught him because by the time they arrive, the boys have all become donkeys, leaving no evidence that they were even there. The transformed boys who can still talk are locked up in a pen (it is unclear what becomes of them, though [[YouDoNotWantToKnow we're probably better off not knowing]]).
* ''Disney/TheRescuers Down Under'': [[EvilPoacher Percival [=McLeach=]]] is a sick and twisted poacher. He starts by kidnapping Cody, a child who confronts him about his poaching, and then [=McLeach=] tricks the authorities into thinking Cody is dead by throwing Cody's backpack to the crocodiles. From there he tosses knives at Cody, locks him in one of the cramped cages he keeps the animals he's captured in, and to top it all off, ties Cody to a crane and [[MoralEventHorizon lowers him into another river filled with crocodiles]], only to raise him back up -- then almost does it again just to toy with him. When the power on the halftrack goes out, stopping him from lowering Cody, [=McLeach=] takes out a gun and shoots the rope holding him above the river. Oh, and it is heavily implied that the reason he is a poacher is specifically that he enjoys hurting and killing animals.

!!{{Pixar}}

* ''WesternAnimation/ToyStory3'': [[BigBad Lots-O-Huggin' Bear]] allows the toys to be tortured by the too-young toddlers in the Caterpillar room, and will do anything just to keep his reign. Here's just a short list of his atrocities: lying to Big Baby and Chuckles that their owner had replaced them just so he wouldn't be alone in being lost, ordering the resetting of Buzz Lightyear, watching him beat down his former friends with a cold sense of satisfaction, beating Chatter Telephone to a pulp in order to find out about Woody's escape plan, and, in the climax of the film, [[MoralEventHorizon he leaves Andy's toys to burn in the Incinerator after they risked their lives to save him]], and he does so with a sadistic smile, a mocking salute and while yelling out "Where's your kid now, sheriff?". And while he does have a tragic backstory, there's a scene where Woody directly calls him out on how weak it is (his owner replacing him with a new Lotso was, considering she doesn't know toys are alive, a sign of how she loved Lotso; Woody says that it was Lotso who abandoned her). What makes it worse is there was almost no warning that Lotso was going to be the villain going into the movie. Sid and Stinky Pete to a degree had a glimpse of their villainy in previews but Lotso was promoted as a grandfatherly figure in trailers and commercials. Finally, he is the only villain in the franchise that never sought redemption. In fact, he only faked gratitude when Woody saved him, and ultimately he has gone down in the Pixar history as the most vicious villain that the company has created.

!!TV series

* ''WesternAnimation/AmericanDragonJakeLong'': [[BigBad The Huntsman]] is the worst of [[TheHunter the Huntsclan]], seeing as he is their leader. He kidnapped Rose at birth and was quite possibly the one who personally brainwashed her into believing in the Huntsclan way of life. As Rose's abduction means that this is probably the way that all Huntsclan members are recruited, this possibly gives him somewhat of a FreudianExcuse. However, since his hatred has consumed him to the point where he has continued to kidnap infants from their parents despite knowing that he himself was kidnapped, he could be considered even '''more''' of a monster. The Huntsman has also killed a magical creature onscreen and when he found out about Rose's HeelFaceTurn, he [[MoralEventHorizon threatened to kill her parents if she refused to help him acquire the means to kill every single magical creature on the face of the Earth]].
* ''WesternAnimation/DarkwingDuck'': Taurus Bulba, unlike the rest of the villains, has no ounce of comedy at all. Taurus had Gosalyn's grandfather murdered, and when he was trying to get the code for the ram rod, he threatened to ''drop Gosalyn off a building'' if Darkwing didn't get the code, he had no proof that Darkwing was told of a code, and was willing to try it, and when he was resurrected by F.O.W.L., he destroyed the place. All played completely seriously.
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Gargoyles}}'', for the most part, has a well-deserved reputation for sympathetic and three-dimensional villains - [[MagnificentBastard Xanatos]] pets at least as many dogs as he kicks, while [[JerkassWoobie Demona]] has an involved and tragic backstory that keeps her sympathetic despite the often extreme evil of her present appearances. There are, however, a few unrepentantly horrible ones:
** Perhaps most extreme of these is the sadistic PsychoForHire Jackal. In most of his appearances his employers manage to keep his evil somewhat in check, but the episode "Grief" more than cements his presence here - upon [[AGodAmI acquiring the power of Anubis]], he attempts to [[OmnicidalManiac wipe out every living thing on the planet just because he can]].
** Thailog is the EvilTwin of Goliath. Created from the DNA of Goliath, with some more from Xanatos and MadScientist Anton Sevarius, Thailog ended up as an EvilGenius whose only drive was his ambition to dominate, enrich himself and control what he could. Thailog seduced Demona and attempted to trick her and Macbeth into killing one another to steal their fortunes and seize control of their assets. He later revealed he had cloned the Gargoyle clan in preparation for killing them...even Demona herself. When Demona stopped Thailog from killing her daughter, Thailog merely attempted to kill her as well, and later resurfaced to gut Goliath with a knife to collect his DNA and potentially kill his 'father.'
** Proteus of the New Olympians is a shape-shifting SerialKiller who was imprisoned after murdering the previous captain of the guard. He consistently assumes the form of his victim to mock the man's son Taurus. When he tricks his way to freedom, Proteus delights in sowing the seeds of chaos all through the city, using people's emotions against them with his powers for a sick thrill and trying to destroy his city and commit genocide on his own people.
* ''Series/MyBabysittersAVampire'': At first glance, Vice Principal Stern is just a SadistTeacher, but that's just a cover for the genocidal wizard he is. Stern arrives in the town of Whitechapple to [[FantasticRacism kill all vampires, even knowing that not all are evil]], some of which [[WouldHurtAChild are his students]]. He starts his plan by summoning the Breath of Death, a mist that drives vampires to kill each other, but that plan falls flat. Later he realizes that his non-vampire student Ethan Morgan is a seer and potential threat to his plans, so he attempts to kill Ethan, before later tormenting him with a hallucinations of his worst fear (of everyone being dead). He later steals a energy draining weapon called the Lucifractor and goes on a killing spree on the vampire council. He attempts to attach the Lucifractor to the Caller, a beacon of sorts for vampires, to kill vampires everywhere, and when Ethan tries to stop him, Stern casts a spell on Ethan's friend Benny to turn him evil.

!!Live-action films
* ''Film/TheLoneRanger'': Butch Cavendish is one of the darkest villains to ever appear in a ''Disney'' film. Rumored to be a {{Wendigo}} for his unusual habits, Butch shows why when after gunning down the hero, Reid's brother, Butch cuts out his heart [[IAmAHumanitarian and eats it]]. Butch uses fear to oppress any hint of rebellion and will kill at any hint of complaint At one point, he even kills a laborer for nothing more than saying the entrance of a cave he wanted entry to was blocked. Butch conspires to start a war with, and wipe out the Comanche people for the silver in the mines by leading attacks on innocent people in settlements, framing the Comanche. In the past, when the Comanche saved Butch's life, he repaid them by [[UngratefulBastard slaughtering them]], earning Tonto's undying hatred. With his evil and his dark habits, it's easy to see why Tonto sees Butch as a flesh-eating monster of myth.
* 1998's ''Film/MightyJoeYoung'': Andrei Strasser is an EvilPoacher definitely turned UpToEleven and possibly even worse than [[Disney/TheRescuers Percival McLeach]] since he's played on more realistic levels. Killing little Joe's mother was just the beginning; he also did the same thing to Dr Ruth Young when she tries to save the little gorilla (it's uncertain if he did it on purpose, anyway he feels no remorse about it). He also owns a fake animal preserve while he actually secretly butchers endangered species and selling the animal organs off on the black market. This guy is so ruthless that even his partner in crime decides to quit when he arrives at trying to shoot Jill Young.
* ''Franchise/PiratesOfTheCaribbean'':
** Lord Cutler Beckett of the East India Trading Company is the BigBad of the second and third films in the trilogy. Upon his arrival at Port Royale, Beckett assumes illegal control and has the governor's messenger to the king murdered. Beckett later enslaves Davy Jones, forcing him to kill his pet Kraken and making Jones his personal attack dog of the seas. Governor Swann himself is later murdered when Beckett [[YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness decides he's of no further use]]. It is made abundantly clear Beckett's prime control is power and control and piracy is a threat to that, particularly when he initiates a purge of anyone even vaguely associated with piracy with all legal proceedings suspended. The result is a massive line of people, many of whom aren't even pirates, taken to the gallows to be hanged. Not even children are safe as a little boy is shown being hanged as Beckett looks on without remorse or emotion. His only emotion is a satisfied "finally" when the prisoners indicate the pirate Brethren Court is going to be called.
** Blackbeard from the fourth film is also an example: He enjoys [[ColdBloodedTorture torturing his prisoners]], locks them in cages and burns them alive, punishes anyone who tries to disagree with him, his [[BreakTheCutie horrible treatment of Syrena]], and in the end, he is ready to sacrifice his own daughter to save his own life. His disregard for his own daughter's life was even implied when he was ready to force Jack Sparrow to jump the gorge under the threat of her death, and ordered a mook to load two guns with a bullet each, and keep even himself in the dark as to which guns are loaded, and later ''lied'' to his daughter about knowing which ones are loaded.
* ''Film/PrinceOfPersiaTheSandsOfTime'': Nizam, the [[EvilUncle uncle of the hero Dastan]] chafed at being in the shadow of his elder brother, the King. To remove himself from under the King's shadow, Nizam set his sights on the Dagger of Time and the Sands of Time, not caring of the horrors and chaos he could unleash on the world. Nizam brought about a battle with an innocent city, not remotely caring of the deaths of innocents, and arranged the death of his own brother while attempting to have his sons murdered. Revealing an utter contempt for the adopted low-born Dastan, Nizam revealed his true goal was to rewind time so he could undo this greatest error: once saving his brother's life when they were children.
* ''Film/ReturnToOz'': Princess Mombi somehow manages to outdo [[Film/TheWizardOfOz the Wicked Witch of the West]] in sheer unpleasantness: let's start with the asking price for helping [[BigBad the Nome King]]- [[OffWithHerHead the heads of several beautiful women.]] Mombi keeps these heads, still alive [[AndIMustScream and still conscious]], in a hall of cabinets; every so often, she'll "slip into something more comfortable" by swapping heads. And when Dorothy arrived in the Emerald City, Mombi had her imprisoned, fully intending to keep her there until she reached adulthood just so she could have a fully mature head to add to her "collection."
* ''Film/WhoFramedRogerRabbit'': AxCrazy [[HangingJudge Judge]] [[DoomyDoomsOfDoom Doom]] is a [[KnightOfCerebus shockingly dark villain]] for such a [[VileVillainSaccharineShow lighthearted film]]. Doom starts as a brutal, [[FantasticRacism anti-toon bigot]] who invents a chemical called "Dip" that can destroy Toons, demonstrating it on an innocent little shoe Toon. Doom shows full willingness to kill or harm innocent humans, either himself or sending his toon weasel henchmen after them. It turns out Doom is responsible for the murder that has driven the plot, and the death of TheHero and private eye Eddie's brother as well. He also seeks to wipe out the Toon population with The Dip to profit off their destruction. What's worse is that [[BoomerangBigot Doom is a Toon himself]] in disguise, so he is engineering the destruction of his own species solely for his own {{greed}} and [[ForTheEvulz cruelty.]]

!!VideoGames

* ''Franchise/KingdomHearts'': [[BigBad Master Xehanort]] is responsible, [[BiggerBad both indirectly and directly]], for all the hardships the main characters suffer and the creation of the three main villains that are destroying the worlds. The secret reports in ''VideoGame/KingdomHeartsBirthBySleep'' paint him as a [[WellIntentionedExtremist well-meaning person ready to resort to extreme solutions]] of unleashing the Heartless and the Unversed in order to flood the universe with darkness and thus bring about perfect balance between light and darkness, but as of the game, [[JumpingOffTheSlipperySlope he's clearly run so far beyond the line of inexcusable acts that any good intentions he once had are long gone]]. He takes Ven, an eleven-year-old child, in as an apprentice with the sole intention of training him to use the darkness and stealing his body. When Ven proves himself not to be up to the task, he forcibly extracts Ven's darkness, leaving him comatose, then drops his apprentice's failing body off in his own much-hated homeworld to die. After realizing Ven isn't going to die, he gives him to his fellow Keyblade Master Eraqus, a man whom he considers to be a brother, to train until Ven's light grows strong enough that he can be forcibly reunited with his darkness and become a weapon that will allow its wielder to reshape the entire world. While he's there, he notices Eraqus's student, Terra, and immediately decides that he wants Terra's body. Through a complex series of manipulations, Xehanort arranges Terra to fight Eraqus to the death, and finishes off Eraqus himself after Eraqus is weakened. [[ForScience He is even willing to risk an apocalypse out of sheer curiosity]]. Eventually Xehanort willingly splits himself into two beings: his Heartless, "Ansem", which possesses Riku and manipulates a cartel of Disney villains from behind the scenes, and his Nobody, "Xenmas", which formed Organization XIII, manipulated its members to stop them from growing Hearts for themselves, and planned on using all of them as vessels to store pieces of his own Heart in, to turn them into clones of himself.

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