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"The ultimate villain of the story, who's causing the problem the heroes must solve."
Note that Big Bad is not a catch-all trope for the biggest and ugliest villain of any given story. The
is the one who turns out to be behind several other seemingly independent threats.
This may include
from movies based off of
Vultor is ultimately the biggest threat in .
The Adventures of the American Rabbit Darla Dimple from .
Cats Don't Dance Chester V from .
Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2 Holli Would from .
Cool World The Other Mother from .
Coraline Vector from and Despicable Me El Macho from the sequel.
from Eddy's Brother . Ed, Edd n Eddy's Big Picture Show Although he only appears at the end, is vile
even by the standards of the show. Mandrake from .
Epic Boggis, Bunce, and Bean from .
Fantastic Mr. Fox Messina and El Supremo as a Big Bad Duumvirate from , though the former is a Freddie as FRO7 Karma Houdini.
Hexxus from .
FernGully: The Last Rainforest Loc-Nar from and Tyler from its sequel.
Heavy Metal Joe from .
Help! I'm a Fish from Boingo and Hoodwinked Jack and Jill from the second.
Sour Kangaroo from , though this is more Horton Hears a Who! Adaptational Villainy.
Ice Age Soto from the first and he is a very, very effective one, especially if one watches and is aware that he is setting up a gambit for Diego's death at the same time Diego is machinating the demise of Manny and Roshan, and Sid.
Cretaceous and Maelstrom from The Meltdown.
Rudy the Baryonx from Dawn of the Dinosaurs.
Captain Gutt from Continental Drift. Noticeably the first main antagonist since the first film to be truly malevolent, as the Big Bads of the last two movies were predatory animals who, while persistent, where merely acting on instinct, while both Soto and Gutt where acting on personal motives.
Dr. Schadenfreude and Malbert serve as the two Big Bads from .
Igor Lord Business from .
The Lego Movie The Generic Doomsday Villain the Nightmare King from .
Little Nemo: Adventures in Slumberland The ACME Chairman from .
Looney Tunes: Back in Action Constance from though even Monster House this is debatable, with Zee and Bones being more credible threats.
The truly vile Thrax from .
Osmosis Jones Mojo Jojo from .
The Powerpuff Girls Movie Ruber from .
Quest for Camelot Marcel from , though Rio Nigel is much more active and presents a bigger threat. He's also the only one with the Villain Song. Nigel later becomes a Dragon Ascendant in the sequel.
Madame Gasket in . Robots The promotional material built up Phineas T. Ratchet at the main villain, but this turned out to be very much not the case.
Russ Cargill from .
The Simpsons Movie One-Eye from .
Speckles The Tarbosaurus No longer a Harmless Villain, Plankton from .
The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie Rothbart from , with Clavius and Zelda from the sequels. No, not The Swan Princess that Zelda.
The creepy ass Professor Screweyes from who makes children sign a contract in blood and gets eaten by Were Back A Dinosaurs Story crows by the end of the movie.
The Fabrication Machine from .
9 Disney Villains, in chronological order:
From Dreamworks Animation:
General Manible from .
Antz Rameses shares the antagonistic role from his predecessor from .
The Prince of Egypt A Big Bad Ensemble between Tzekel-Kan and Hernan Cortez in , though Cortez is more of a The Road to El Dorado Bigger Bad.
Mrs. Tweedy from .
Chicken Run Lord Farquaad from .
Shrek The Colonel from , though he undergoes a Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron Heel-Face Turn.
The God of Evil Eris from .
Sinbad: Legend of the Seven Seas Shrek 2: Not all Fairy Godmothers are nice.
Don Lino from .
Shark Tale From the series, the Madagascar Fossa from the first film, Makunga (an expy of Scar) from (though it could also be handed to Nana) and Chantel Dubois from Escape 2 Africa Europe's Most Wanted.
Egomaniac Hunter Lord Victor Quartermaine from .
The Curse of the Were-Rabbit A major Big Bad Ensemble between Dwayne, Gladys Sharp and Vincent in , though Vincent Over the Hedge is the one driving the plot for the most part.
Toad from .
Flushed Away Prince Charming from Shrek the Third.
Tai Lung from and Kung Fu Panda Shen from .
Kung Fu Panda 2 Gallaxhar from .
Monsters vs. Aliens The Red Death from . How to Train Your Dragon Drago Bludvist takes up the role in the sequel.
Hal Stewart, AKA "Tighten," from .
Megamind Jack and Jill appear to be the main antagonists in but they're Puss in Boots really in cahoots with However, when he performs his Humpty Dumpty. Heel-Face Turn, they're back in the position... before being crushed by the Great Terror.
Pitch Black from .
Rise of the Guardians Apparently the Macawnivore from in advertising, but he's nothing compared to the The Croods world itself.
Guy Gagne from .
Turbo Ms. Grunion from .
Mr. Peabody & Sherman Pixar villains: