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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 BigBad is the one who turns out to be behind several other seemingly independent threats.
This may include {{Big Bad}}s from movies based off of WesternAnimation shows.
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* The Fabrication Machine, or B.R.A.I.N from ''WesternAnimation/{{Nine}}''.
* Vultor is ultimately the biggest threat in ''WesternAnimation/TheAdventuresOfTheAmericanRabbit''.
* Steele from ''WesternAnimation/{{Balto}}''.
* [[ThoseWilyCoyotes Dag]] from ''WesternAnimation/{{Barnyard}}''.
* Xibalba from ''WesternAnimation/TheBookOfLife'', who represents the negative side of the afterlife. He also causes trouble for Manolo all for the sake of winning a bet. [[spoiler:Thankfully, he gets a HeelFaceTurn.]]
* Archibald Snatcher from ''WesternAnimation/TheBoxtrolls'', leader of the Boxtroll Exterminators.
* [[BitchInSheepsClothing Darla Dimple]] from ''WesternAnimation/CatsDontDance''.
* ''WesternAnimation/CloudyWithAChanceOfMeatballs'':
** [[MayorPain Mayor Shelbourne]] from the first film, though the real threat became [[spoiler:the FLDSMDFR food-creating machine Flint invented]].
** [[CorruptCorporateExecutive Chester V]] from ''WesternAnimation/CloudyWithAChanceOfMeatballs2''.
* Holli Would from ''WesternAnimation/CoolWorld''.
* The Other Mother from ''WesternAnimation/{{Coraline}}''.
* Lord Barkis Bittern from ''WesternAnimation/CorpseBride''.
* The ''Film/DespicableMe'' franchise:
** Vector[[spoiler:/Victor Perkins]] and Mr. Perkins from the first film, with Vector as [[TheHeavy the one who acts as a real threat]].
** [[AffablyEvil El Macho]] from ''WesternAnimation/DespicableMe2''.
* {{Franchise/Disney|AnimatedCanon}} [[Characters/DisneyVillains Villains]], in chronological order:
** [[GodSaveUsFromtheQueen The Evil Queen]]/[[AllThereInTheManual Queen Grimhilde]] from ''Disney/SnowWhiteAndTheSevenDwarfs''.
** ''Disney/{{Pinocchio}}'' has a BigBadEnsemble between Stromboli, the Coachman and Monstro, with each serving as the main antagonist in a different point of the story.
** Chernabog from ''Disney/{{Fantasia}}''. To some, Chernabog counts as the BigBad for the entirety of the Disney universe.
** [[HumansAreCthulhu Man]] from ''Disney/{{Bambi}}''.
** [[SavageWolves The Wolf]] in ''Disney/MakeMineMusic''.
** Mr. Winky from ''Disney/TheAdventuresOfIchabodAndMrToad'', though only the "Wind in the Willows" segment.
*** The Headless Horseman for the "Ichabod" segment.
** [[WickedStepmother Lady Tremaine]] from ''Disney/{{Cinderella}}''.
** Captain Hook from ''Disney/PeterPan''.
** Maleficent from ''Disney/SleepingBeauty''. Similar to Chernabog above, some see her as the BigBad of the entire Disney universe.
** Cruella de Vil from ''Disney/OneHundredAndOneDalmatians''.
** Shere Khan from ''Disney/TheJungleBook''.
** [[TheButlerDidIt Edgar]] from ''Disney/TheAristocats'' still counts even if he is an AntiVillain.
** Prince John from ''Disney/RobinHood''
** Madame Medusa from ''Disney/TheRescuers''.
** Amos Slade, anti-villainy or not, in ''Disney/TheFoxAndTheHound''.
** [[Creator/JohnHurt The Horned King]] from ''Disney/TheBlackCauldron''.
** [[Creator/VincentPrice Professor Ratigan]] from ''Disney/TheGreatMouseDetective''.
** [[LoanShark Sykes]] from ''Disney/OliverAndCompany''.
** Ursula from ''Disney/TheLittleMermaid''.
** EvilPoacher [[Creator/GeorgeCScott Percival C. McLeach]] from ''Disney/TheRescuersDownUnder''.
** Jafar from ''Disney/{{Aladdin}}''.
** [[Creator/JeremyIrons Scar]] from ''Disney/TheLionKing''.
** [[HistoricalVillainUpgrade Governor Ratcliffe]] from ''Disney/{{Pocahontas}}''
** [[Creator/TonyJay Judge Claude Frollo]] from ''Disney/TheHunchbackOfNotreDame''.
** [[EverybodyHatesHades Hades]] from ''Disney/{{Hercules}}''.
** Shan Yu from ''Disney/{{Mulan}}''.
** EgomaniacHunter [[Creator/BrianBlessed Clayton]] from ''Disney/{{Tarzan}}''.
** The Firebird from ''Disney/{{Fantasia 2000}}''.
** [[BigBadDuumvirate The Carnotaurs]] from ''Disney/{{Dinosaur}}''.
** Yzma from ''Disney/TheEmperorsNewGroove''.
** [[spoiler:Commander Lyle T. Rourke]] from ''Disney/AtlantisTheLostEmpire''.
** Gantu in ''Disney/LiloAndStitch''.
** Long John Silver from ''Disney/TreasurePlanet'' [[spoiler:before his HeelFaceTurn.]]
** Alameda Slim from ''Disney/HomeOnTheRange''.
** "Bowler Hat Guy" and DOR-15 are the BigBadDuumvirate in ''Disney/MeetTheRobinsons'' [[spoiler:but it turns out [[TheDogWasTheMastermind DOR-15]] is TheManBehindTheMan and Bowler Hat Guy was only someone she used as a human host.]]
** [[Creator/KeithDavid Doctor "The Shadow Man" Facilier]] from ''Disney/ThePrincessAndTheFrog''.
** Mother Gothel from ''Disney/{{Tangled}}''.
** [[spoiler:King Candy/Turbo]] from ''Disney/WreckItRalph''.
** Duke of Weselton [[BigBadEnsemble and]] [[spoiler:Prince Hans]] from ''Disney/{{Frozen}}''.
** Yokai [[spoiler:aka [[TragicVillain Professor Robert Callaghan]]]] from ''Disney/BigHero6''. [[spoiler:He is using microbots to recreate the teleporter that killed his daughter in a plot to get revenge on Alistair Krei, and is trying to kill the heroes to keep this a secret.]]
* Creator/DonBluth's animated films:
** Jenner from ''WesternAnimation/TheSecretOfNimh''.
** Warren T. [[spoiler:Cat]] from ''WesternAnimation/AnAmericanTail'', with [[PunnyName Cat R. Waul]] Mr. Grasping, and Madame Mousey from the three sequels respectively.
** [[TyrannosaurusRex Sharptooth]] from ''WesternAnimation/TheLandBeforeTime''.
** Carface from ''WesternAnimation/AllDogsGoToHeaven'', with {{Satan}}, er, Red, replacing him in the sequel and Belladonna in the third movie.
** The Grand Duke Of Owls from ''WesternAnimation/RockADoodle''.
** Grundel the Toad from ''WesternAnimation/{{Thumbelina}}'' is the most major antagonist in the movie.
** [[ObviouslyEvil The "Queen of Mean"]] Gnorga from ''A Troll In Central Park''.
** Drake from ''WesternAnimation/ThePebbleAndThePenguin''.
** [[OurLichesAreDifferent Rasputin]] from ''WesternAnimation/{{Anastasia}}'', who, due to the law of {{Disneyfication}}, is a singing undead sorcerer with a talking albino bat as his Dragon.
** [[spoiler: [[TreacherousAdvisor Ludmilla]]]] from ''Bartok the Magnificent''.
** [[spoiler:Captain Korso]] and the [[OmnicidalManiac Drej Queen]] form a BigBadDuumvirate some time into the movie, though when [[spoiler:[[HeelFaceTurn Korso reforms]]]] the Drej Queen is left the uncontested BigBad [[spoiler:... just before she's [[DyingMomentOfAwesome blown up by a galactic cannon.]]]]
* Creator/DreamWorksAnimation franchises:
** ''Franchise/{{Shrek}}'':
*** Lord Farquaad from ''WesternAnimation/{{Shrek}}'' and ''WesternAnimation/ShrekFourD''.
*** The FairyGodmother from ''WesternAnimation/{{Shrek 2}}''. Not all Fairy Godmothers [[LightIsNotGood are nice]]
*** [[DragonAscendant Prince Charming]] from ''WesternAnimation/ShrekTheThird''.
*** Literature/{{Rumpelstiltskin}} from ''WesternAnimation/ShrekForeverAfter''.
*** Jack and Jill appear to be the main antagonists in ''WesternAnimation/PussInBoots'' but they're [[spoiler:really in cahoots with [[TheChessmaster Humpty]] [[TragicVillain Dumpty]].]] However, when he performs his HeelFaceTurn, they're back in the position [[spoiler: before being crushed by the Great Terror.]]
** ''WesternAnimation/{{Madagascar}}'':
*** [[TheHyena The Fossas]] from the first film.
*** Makunga (an {{expy}} of [[Disney/TheLionKing Scar]]) from ''[[OddlyNamedSequel2ElectricBoogaloo Escape 2 Africa]]'' (though it could also be handed to Nana).
*** [[InspectorJavert Chantel Dubois]] from ''Europe's Most Wanted''.
*** Dr. Octavius Brine, ''a.k.a.'' Dave the octopus from ''WesternAnimation/PenguinsOfMadagascar''.
** ''WesternAnimation/KungFuPanda'':
*** [[SealedBadassInACan Tai Lung]] from the first film.
*** [[AgentPeacock Lord Shen]] from ''WesternAnimation/KungFuPanda2''.
** ''WesternAnimation/HowToTrainYourDragon'':
*** [[OurDragonsAreDifferent The Red Death]] from the first film.
*** [[BloodKnight Drago Bludvist]] takes up the role in the [[WesternAnimation/HowtoTrainYourDragon2 sequel.]]
* Creator/DreamWorksAnimation solo films:
** [[GeneralRipper General Mandible]] from ''WesternAnimation/{{Antz}}''.
** Rameses shares the antagonistic role from his predecessor from ''WesternAnimation/ThePrinceOfEgypt''.
** A BigBadEnsemble between [[KnightTemplar Tzekel-Kan]] and Hernán Cortés in ''WesternAnimation/TheRoadToElDorado'', though Cortés is more of a GreaterScopeVillain.
** Mrs. Tweedy from ''WesternAnimation/ChickenRun''.
** The Colonel from ''WesternAnimation/SpiritStallionOfTheCimarron'', though he undergoes a HeelFaceTurn.
** The GodOfEvil Eris from ''WesternAnimation/SinbadLegendOfTheSevenSeas''.
** Don Lino from ''WesternAnimation/SharkTale''.
** EgomaniacHunter [[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast Lord Victor Quartermaine]] from ''WesternAnimation/TheCurseOfTheWereRabbit''.
** A major BigBadEnsemble between Dwayne, [[NeatFreak Gladys Sharp]] and [[BearsAreBadNews Vincent]] in ''WesternAnimation/OverTheHedge'', though Vincent [[TheHeavy is the one driving the plot for the most part.]]
** Toad from ''WesternAnimation/FlushedAway''.
** Gallaxhar from ''WesternAnimation/MonstersVsAliens''.
** Hal Stewart, AKA "Tighten," from ''WesternAnimation/{{Megamind}}''.
** Jack and Jill appear to be the main antagonists in ''WesternAnimation/PussInBoots'' but they're [[spoiler:really in cahoots with [[TheChessmaster Humpty]] [[TragicVillain Dumpty]].]] However, when he performs his HeelFaceTurn, they're back in the position [[spoiler: before being crushed by the Great Terror.]]
** Pitch Black from ''WesternAnimation/RiseOfTheGuardians''.
** Apparently the [[AllThereInTheScript Macawnivore]] from ''WesternAnimation/TheCroods'' in advertising, but he's nothing compared to the ''world itself.''
** [[BitchInSheepsClothing Guy]] [[BrokenPedestal Gagne]] from ''WesternAnimation/{{Turbo}}''.
** Ms. Grunion from ''WesternAnimation/MrPeabodyAndSherman''.
** Captain Smek from ''WesternAnimation/{{Home}}''. He led the Boov the take over Earth and relocate humanity as well as trying to stop Tip and Oh from finding Lucy.
* [[spoiler:[[JerkWithAHeartOfJerk Eddy's]] [[GreaterScopeVillain Brother]]]] from ''WesternAnimation/EdEddNEddysBigPictureShow''. [[spoiler: Although he only appears at the end, he is vile [[VileVillainSaccharineShow even by the standards of the show]].]]
* Mandrake from ''WesternAnimation/{{Epic}}''.
* [[BigThinShortTrio Boggis, Bunce, and Bean]] form a three-way example in ''WesternAnimation/FantasticMrFox''.
* Hexxus from ''WesternAnimation/FernGullyTheLastRainforest''.
* [[SorcerousOverlord Nekron]] from ''WesternAnimation/FireAndIce''.
* Black Wolf from ''WesternAnimation/TheFlightBeforeChristmas''.
* [[spoiler:Mr. Whiskers after becoming a cat-bat creature]] from ''WesternAnimation/{{Frankenweenie}}''.
* Messina and El Supremo as a BigBadDuumvirate from ''WesternAnimation/FreddieAsFRO7''.
* The President and the Turkey Hunter are the Big Bads from ''WesternAnimation/FreeBirds''. The former has his AlphaBitch daughter kidnap [[ThisLoserIsYou Reggie]] from the turkey farm and made him "the pardon turkey" so that they can eat him.
* Loc-Nar from ''WesternAnimation/HeavyMetal'' and Tyler from its sequel.
* Joe from ''WesternAnimation/HelpImAFish''.
* [[spoiler:[[TheChessmaster Boingo]]]] from ''WesternAnimation/{{Hoodwinked}}'' and [[spoiler:Jack and Jill]] from the second.
* Sour Kangaroo from ''WesternAnimation/HortonHearsAWho'', in a case of AdaptationalVillainy.
* ''WesternAnimation/IceAge''
** [[KnightOfCerebus Soto]] from the first and he is a very, very [[MagnificentBastard 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, [[AndZoidberg and Sid.]]
** [[BigBadDuumvirate 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 Bad}}s 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 a BigBadEnsemble from ''WesternAnimation/{{Igor}}''.
* Lord Business from ''WesternAnimation/TheLEGOMovie''.
* The [[SealedEvilInACan Nightmare King]] from ''WesternAnimation/LittleNemoAdventuresInSlumberland''.
* Aloysius O'Hare from ''WesternAnimation/TheLorax''.
* ''Franchise/MonsterHigh'' films:
** ''New Ghoul @ School'': Cleo de Nile
** ''Fright On!'': Van Hellscream
** ''Why Do Ghouls Fall in Love?'': Kieran Valentine and Toralei Stripe
** ''Escape From Skull Shores'': Bartleby Farnum
** ''Friday Night Frights'': Rocco
** ''Ghouls Rule'': Lilith Van Hellscream
** ''Scaris: City of Frights'': Moanatella Ghostier
** ''13 Wishes'': Whisp
** ''Frights, Camera, Action!'': Lord Stoker
** ''Freaky Fusion'': Victor Frankenstein/Sparky (unintentionally)
** ''Haunted'': Principal Revenant
* Constance from ''WesternAnimation/MonsterHouse'' is a [[TragicVillain tragic]], morally ambiguous example.
* [[VileVillainSaccharineShow Tirek]] from ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyTVSpecials''.
* Oogie Boogie from ''WesternAnimation/TheNightmareBeforeChristmas''.
* [[EvilPoacher Shaw]] from ''WesternAnimation/OpenSeason''.
* The truly vile Thrax from ''WesternAnimation/OsmosisJones''.
* Creator/{{Pixar}} villains:
** ''Franchise/ToyStory'':
*** Sid Phillips from ''WesternAnimation/ToyStory''.
*** [[spoiler:Stinky Pete]] from ''WesternAnimation/ToyStory2''.
*** [[BearsAreBadNews Lotso]] from ''WesternAnimation/ToyStory3''.
** Hopper from ''WesternAnimation/ABugsLife''.
** Randall Boggs [[BigBadDuumvirate and]] [[spoiler:Mr. Waternoose]] from ''WesternAnimation/MonstersInc''.
** Syndrome from ''WesternAnimation/TheIncredibles''.
** ''Franchise/{{Cars}}'':
*** Chick Hicks from ''WesternAnimation/{{Cars}}''.
*** [[spoiler: Miles Axelrod]] from ''WesternAnimation/{{Cars 2}}''.
*** Ripslinger from ''WesternAnimation/{{Planes}}''.
** Chef Skinner [[BigBadEnsemble and]] Anton Ego [[spoiler:with a HeelFaceTurn at the end]] from ''WesternAnimation/{{Ratatouille}}''.
** AUTO from ''WesternAnimation/WallE''.
** Charles Muntz from ''WesternAnimation/{{Up}}''.
** Mor'du from ''WesternAnimation/{{Brave}}''.
* Mojo Jojo himself from ''WesternAnimation/ThePowerpuffGirlsMovie''.
* Ruber from ''WesternAnimation/QuestForCamelot''.
* [[SelfishEvil The Dark Princess]] from ''WesternAnimation/RainbowBrite and the Star Stealer''.
* The one behind the water fraud scheme in ''WesternAnimation/{{Rango}}'' is [[spoiler: [[MayorPain Mayor John]]]], with Rattlesnake Jake as his [[TheDragon Dragon.]]
* Marcel from ''WesternAnimation/{{Rio}}'', though [[DragonInChief Nigel is much more active]] and presents a bigger threat. [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking He's also the only one with the]] VillainSong. Nigel later becomes a DragonAscendant in the sequel, though his position is shared with the Big Boss.
* [[KillThePoor Madame Gasket]] in ''WesternAnimation/{{Robots}}''. [[NeverTrustATrailer The promotional material]] built up [[CorruptCorporateExecutive Phineas T. Ratchet]] at the main villain, but this turned out to be [[SissyVillain very much]] [[MommasBoy not the case]].
* Swackhammer from ''Film/SpaceJam''.
* Russ Cargill from ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsonsMovie''.
* [[TyrannosaurusRex One-Eye]] from ''Animation/SpecklesTheTarbosaurus''.
* No longer a HarmlessVillain, Plankton from ''WesternAnimation/TheSpongeBobSquarePantsMovie''.
** Burger-Beard from ''WesternAnimation/TheSpongeBobMovieSpongeOutOfWater''.
* ''WesternAnimation/StarchaserTheLegendOfOrin'': [[GalacticConqueror Zygon]].
* Rothbart from ''WesternAnimation/TheSwanPrincess'', with Clavius and Zelda from the sequels. No, not [[Franchise/TheLegendOfZelda that Zelda.]]
* The [[SurpriseCreepy creepy-ass]] Professor Screweyes from ''WesternAnimation/WereBackADinosaursStory'', who makes children sign a contract in blood and gets eaten by [[FamilyUnfriendlyDeath crows]] by the end of the movie.
* [[spoiler:Judge Doom / The Toon who killed Eddie's brother]] from ''Film/WhoFramedRogerRabbit''.
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