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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
Dr. Schadenfreude and Malbert serve as the two Big Bads from .
Igor Hexxus from .
FernGully: The Last Rainforest Vultor is ultimately the biggest threat in .
The Adventures of the American Rabbit One-Eye from .
Speckles The Tarbosaurus Mandrake from .
Epic Marcel from , though Rio Nigel is much more active and presents a bigger threat. He's also the only one with the Villain Song.
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 is the one driving the plot for the most part.
Over the Hedge 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 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 Joe from .
Help! I'm a Fish Ruber from .
Quest for Camelot Sunset Shimmer from .
My Little Pony Equestria Girls 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.
Ice Age Soto from the first.
Cretaceous and Maelstrom from The Meltdown.
Rudy the Baryonx from Dawn of the Dinosaurs.
Captain Gutt from Continental Drift.
Loc-Nar from and Tyler from its sequel.
Heavy Metal Boggis, Bunce, and Bean from .
Fantastic Mr. Fox Darla Dimple from .
Cats Don't Dance Rothbart from , with Clavius and Zelda from the sequels. No, not The Swan Princess that Zelda.
The truly vile Thrax from .
Osmosis Jones Vector from and Despicable Me El Macho from the sequel.
The Fabrication Machine from .
9 The Other Mother from .
Coraline No longer a Harmless Villain, Plankton from .
The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie The Generic Doomsday Villain the Nightmare King from .
Little Nemo: Adventures in Slumberland Mojo Jojo from .
The Powerpuff Girls Movie from Eddy's Brother , though he Ed, Edd n Eddy's Big Picture Show only appears at the end, is vile even by the standards of the show.
from Boingo and Hoodwinked Jack and Jill from the second.
The creepy ass Professor Screweyes from who makes children sign a contract in blood and gets eaten by We're Back! A Dinosaur's Story crows by the end of the movie.
Holli Would from .
Cool World Constance from though even Monster House this is debatable, with Zee and Bones being more credible threats.
Sour Kangaroo from , though this is more Horton Hears a Who! Adaptational Villainy.
Messina and El Supremo as a Big Bad Duumvirate from , though the former is a Freddie as FRO7 Karma Houdini.
Disney Villains, in chronological order: