Characters / Kingdom Hearts: Disney Villains

This is a listing of the villains created by Disney that appear in the Kingdom Hearts series. Visit the index here for other characters who appear in the series.
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The classic villains of the Disney Animated Canon and some live action films. In Kingdom Hearts I, a group of them conspire under Maleficent's leadership are trying to use The Heartless for their own evil means. After that, however, they're far more independent.

Maleficent's original group includes Hades, Jafar, Ursula, Captain Hook, and Oogie Boogie. The second game introduces Captain Hector Barbossa, Shan-Yu, Scar, and the MCP, who aren't aligned with Maleficent, although she attempts to recruit/manipulate a couple.
  • Aborted Arc: An In-Universe example; apparently Maleficent intended to convene a second iteration of her Legion of Doom upon her revival in Kingdom Hearts II, but local problems and the rising threat of Organization XIII ensure none of the villains bother to show up. While Jafar and Hook certainly weren't invited back note , the MCP and Shan Yu were unaligned, and Oogie and Ursula were dead, it's unknown if Barbossa, Hades and Scar were intended to be among the group or Pete was just helping them cause trouble to get some Heartless.
  • Beware the Silly Ones: Though many of the Disney villains are hammy and somewhat comedic in behavior, it is evidently clear that each one is undeniably dangerous in combat.
  • The Corrupter: They weren't the best people to take in Riku upon his arrival at Hollow Bastion.
  • Evil Versus Evil: They got into a hard competition with Organization XIII during the second game. Organization XIII was for quite a time one step ahead, but after Maleficent and Pete joined forces with Sora, King Mickey, and their friends, the Disney villains eventually became the winning side.
  • Large Ham: Noted in each applicable entry, but it should be noted that the group from the original game (Maleficent, Captain Hook, Jafar, Oogie Boogie, Hades, and Ursula, plus the unaffiliated Clayton) might as well be called The Large Hams Band.
  • Legion of Doom: In the first game. One of the major plot points in II is Maleficent trying to rebuild her legion with both old and new allies with the help of Pete.
  • Leitmotif: "Villains of a Sort". In battle, it depends on the boss, but it's often "Squirming Evil" or "The Encounter".
  • Omnicidal Maniac: They seem to care little for whatever worlds fall to darkness, as long as they gain the power of Kingdom Hearts. By the time of Kingdom Hearts the group has wiped out billions of innocent lives whose worlds fell to darkness.
  • Unwitting Pawn: They believe they use the Heartless without knowing it's actually the Heartless who use them (or, to be exact, that the Heartless are only complying with them because their REAL leader instructed them to.)

Major Villains


"The truth can be most cruel, even amongst the closest of friends."
"What in the world do you think you're prattling on about? Kingdom Hearts belongs to me! The Heart of all Kingdoms! The Heart of all that lives! A dominion fit to be called Kingdom Hearts must be my dominion!"
Voiced by: Susanne Blakeslee (English), Toshiko Sawada (Japanese)
Origin: Sleeping Beauty
Appearances: I | Chain of Memories | II | Birth by Sleep | coded | 3D: Dream Drop Distance

Maleficent is an evil fairy hellbent on taking over all worlds in existence. She poses a major threat early on in Sora's adventure, but she's later revealed to be Ansem, Seeker Of Darkness' Unwitting Pawn before the climax of I. Unfortunately for Sora and co., you can't keep a good villain down for long…

  • Disc One Final Boss: The original Kingdom Hearts sets her up as the Big Bad for the first four-fifths of the game, only to pull a rug under her when it is revealed that Ansem is the one pulling the strings.
  • Determinator: Organization XIII kicks her ass several times, and the True Organization XIII makes her look like a sissy. Doesn't stop her from hamming it up and trying anyways.
  • Enemy Mine: With Sora & co. during the war against Organization XIII.
  • Even Evil Has Standards: Although her not killing Sora in Kingdom Hearts II qualified more under Pragmatic Villainy, her not attacking Sora in Kingdom Hearts coded definitely qualifies under this trope, as apparently even the (self-proclaimed) Mistress of All Evil has qualms towards attacking Sora and company after they saved her life and thus "made it even", at least not immediately (even though it was technically Data-Riku who did the actual saving).
  • Evil Laugh: She is quite fond of this.
  • Evil Matriarch: She attempted to manipulate Riku by telling him she honestly wanted to help him, claiming to view him like a son. Riku was smart enough not to fall for it but he continued to help further her plans, figuring it was his best bet to help Kairi. She also regularly stopped the in-fighting amongst the villains under her command.
  • Evil Mentor: To Riku.
  • The Fair Folk: The games didn't mention it (calling her a "sorceress") until her "origin story" in Birth by Sleep, but she's an evil fairy.
  • Familiar: Her creepy raven, who aided in her resurrection for Kingdom Hearts II.
  • "Get Back Here!" Boss: She has a tendency to run away from heroes by teleporting herself somewhere else or using a flying platform in her witch form.
  • The Grinch: She considers Christmas Town "ridiculous", and makes it a point to destroy it and plans to turn Santa Claus into a Heartless. Notably, this is the only time in Kingdom Hearts II where she turns up in person in a Disney world to aid the local villain. She must really hate the holiday.
  • The Heavy: In Kingdom Hearts.
  • Hidden Agenda Villain: She seeks the datascape in 3D for an unknown reason, but a new scene added in 2.5 reveals she seeks it to search for a connection to the "Book of Prophecies", a tome that can foretell the future and create new worlds all on its' own.
  • Large Ham:
    Maleficent: "You think you can defeat ME?! ME, THE MISTRESS OF ALL EVIL?!"
  • Magic Staff: Which she uses as a blunt weapon against Ventus. Said weapon has a knockback effect, helping her to keep her distance against her enemies.
  • Manipulative Bastard: Or Magnificent, depending on your view. She played Riku like a fiddle, and even with a Villain Decay inducing lack of resources in KH2, she played events to the point that she became an asset in bringing down Organization XIII, establishing herself at the top once more.
  • Obviously Evil: Only Terra doesn't seem to see it.
  • One-Winged Angel: Assumes her dragon form when Riku unlocks the darkness of her heart in Kingdom Hearts (and basically the same thing happens again in Chain of Memories). In Birth by Sleep, after fighting her normal form as Ven, you fight her dragon form once again as Aqua (who is canonically the last of the trio to do so). It seems that Maleficent didn't consider using the dragon form in Kingdom Hearts against Sora's party, presumably because she was already so deep in the darkness by that point, she knew she'd be screwed if she used such a powerful form.
  • Our Dragons Are Different: See Scaled Up. Just as in the movie, it's a giant, black dragon with green fire.
  • Playing with Fire: Green fire, to be precise.
  • Scaled Up: You fight her dragon form in KH1 - right before That One Boss. To some, she's That One Boss in her own right. She also uses it against Aqua.
  • Shock and Awe: Used exclusively and profusely in her witch form.
  • Shockwave Stomp: When in her dragon form.
  • Squishy Wizard: Whenever you fight her in her Witch form.
  • Supernatural Gold Eyes: A rare non-Xehanort example. So far.
  • Technicolor Fire: Her green dragon fire shows up with pretty much anything she does.
  • Villain Decay: Got a lot less threatening as a villain as the games went on. She started out as the Big Bad of Kingdom Hearts I, is somewhat threatening in Kingdom Hearts II before losing control of the Heartless to Organization XIII, then in Kingdom Hearts 3D: Dream Drop Distance she's quickly scared out of Disney Castle by Lea.
  • Villains Never Lie: Averted. She lies to Terra about not knowing Master Xehanort.
  • Villain Protagonist: She becomes this in the latter half of KH2. Nothing about her changes except that she's working with Sora and the others for a common goal.
  • Villain Teleportation: Uses it a lot during her fight against Ventus in Birth By Sleep.
  • The Unfought: In II, coded, and Dream Drop Distance. Justified since she's not even close to being the Big Bad of those games, let alone a major threat to the heroes.
  • Ungrateful Bitch: She zaps Pete and the Gullwings as "thanks" for saving her in the II manga.
  • Unwitting Pawn: Like so many others, she's one to Xehanort, though she ended up playing a rather important role in his plans by gathering the Princesses of Heart for him and nearly getting access to Kingdom Hearts for him in the first game.
  • Wicked Witch: She's a villainous commonly called a sorceress.
  • You Shall Not Pass: To the incoming Pureblood Heartless in the endgame of Kingdom Hearts II, as well as to incoming Dusks earlier in the same game, both as a Type V Anti-Hero. She survives.


"See, it don't matter how tough he is, once he's a Heartless he'll do as I say!"
"Just wait! Nobody, and I do mean nobody, messes with The Mighty Pete!"
Voiced by: Jim Cummings (English), Toru Ohira (Japanese)
Origin: Classic Disney Shorts
Appearances: II | 358/2 Days | Birth by Sleep | coded | 3D: Dream Drop Distance

Once a humble steamboat captain, Pete turned to mischief-making until he got out of hand and was banished. He met Maleficent during his inter-dimensional exile and acts as her loyal servant.
  • Adaptational Villainy: While Pete's depictions in Disney cartoons have run the gamut of villain to ally, in this series he's eager to conquer worlds and plunge them into darkness, tempt powerful beings to darkness with the purposeful intent of making them into Heartless, and in Re: coded, he almost crushed Donald and Goofy and tortured Data-Riku with glee.
  • Anti-Hero: Like Maleficent, they only aided Sora and his friends during the game so that they could gain once the Organization XIII was toppled.
  • Arbitrary Skepticism: He dismisses the Book of Prophecies as "fluffy, pink kid fairy tale stuff". The universe he lives in is full of magic, plus he says this to an actual fairy.
  • Barrier Warrior: Pete is able to shield himself in a spherical shield spell in the Underworld. This is turned against him when Sora bats him like a giant ball.
  • Boisterous Bruiser: At least his past-self, who ain't afraid to accept a fight when someone challenges him, whether it's Sora or his future-self. His future-self is too much of a coward to be this.
  • Butt Monkey: Poor guy. Almost nothing ever goes right for him.
  • Card-Carrying Villain:
    Pete: Yep! "Thug" suits me just fine!
  • Car Fu: He knows some as Captain Dark and when you use his D-Link, Terra, Aqua, and Ven can too.
  • Cats Are Mean: He's a villainous catman.
  • Character Development: For better or for worse, he went from a well-meaning and essentially decent authority figure to Jerkass attention seeker to cowardly villain (though he still retains some of his mettle). It's shown that he longs for the old days of steam boat captaincy.
  • Chronic Villainy: In the earliest time where he is seen as the true villain, "The Country of the Musketeers", he is arrested in the end by the Royal Musketeers. By the time Terra, Aqua, and Ventus arrive in Disney Town, presumably several years later, he seems to be seen as a relatively reasonable person, enough that it seems as though he was a Reformed Criminal. However, losing to Terra in a race leads to him once again undergoing a Face–Heel Turn. Depending on how one interprets Maleficent helping him out of the resulting Pocket Dimension, he may count as a less tragic version of Driven to Villainy as well.
  • Crouching Moron, Hidden Badass: As incompetent as Pete is usually portrayed, he's shown himself to be talented in many areas. He has hand-to-hand fighting abilities, can use explosives and magic, can control Heartless, and is proficient with computers. He's also been a Rumble Racer, a steamboat Captain, and of course The Dragon to Maleficent.
  • Dirty Coward:
    • Made clear in the Battle of Hollow Bastion, where he left Maleficent for herself with the Nobodies. Subverted in the end when he was able to conquer his fears in order to help Sora and Mickey get some time to defeat Xemnas by holding back the Heartless.
    • Inverted with his past self. Timeless River Pete was pathetically weak, but he was no coward.
  • Disproportionate Retribution: Was temporarily banished to a Pocket Dimension by Queen Minnie for being rude and preparing to attack her for not giving him the victor's prize of ice cream in Disney Town.
  • Enemy Mine: Twice. His past self put aside his (misunderstood) difficulties with Sora, Donald, and Goofy in order to help them fight his future self, so that he could get his boat back. Later, his present self helped Sora and the King against Xemnas and the Heartless.
  • Evil Chancellor: He was this to Minnie in the past as Captain of the Royal Guard in "Country of the Musketeers".
  • Flunky Boss: In 3D, where he has his henchmen, the Beagle Boys, during his time as the Captain of the Royal Guard in the Country of the Musketeers.
  • Go-Karting with Bowser: An interesting version in that despite his obvious, if only slight, malevolence, he's still not a bad guy when you race him in Birth By Sleep, having seemingly repented from his villainous days in the Country of the Musketeers (detailed in 3D). In fact, it's the race (or rather the fact that he lost) that causes him to pull a Face–Heel Turn (again).
  • Goldfish Poop Gang: Sora considers him this, and he's not entirely wrong, given Pete and Maleficent are far from the heroes' greatest concerns as the series goes on. However, he's far from being totally incompetent to truly qualify as this.
  • Heel–Face Revolving Door: Pete starts out as a steam boat captain before pulling a Face–Heel Turn as captain of the Musketeers and tries to take a then-princess Minnie's throne. He reforms, but is still a trouble maker. Losing the Million Dreams Award causes him to go back to villainy, and is still an antagonist as of KH3D.
  • I Know Madden Kombat: His battles involve explosive bowling balls.
  • Ineffectual Sympathetic Villain: He's too wimpy and cowardly to actually pose a major threat; Sora explicitly describes him as "not smart enough to tie his own shoes."
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: The Pete from Timeless River was easily angered and abrasive, but knew how to show kindness. He was genuinely grateful that Sora and co. got Steamboat Willie back, and rewarded them for it by taking them on a ride.
  • Know When to Fold 'Em: He is perfectly aware of the fact that he can't really hold his own all that well against Nobodies. He's only following Maleficent because the alternative is worse.
  • Large Ham: Particularly as CAPTAIN JUSTICE!!!
  • The Last Straw: Goofy says that Pete's been causing trouble for years, apparently the events in Birth by Sleep were the tipping point that got him banished.
  • Leaning on the Fourth Wall: Just like in the film, he has a line to this effect in "Country of the Musketeers" in 3D.
    Captain Pete: How dare you thwart me just in the nick of time!
  • Mascot Mook: The credits state at the end that Pete is one.
  • Manipulative Bastard: Not particularly good at it, but it's how he sows Heartless throughout the World.
  • Nostalgia Filter: In-Universe. He seems to long for the good old days of steamboat captaincy, but, given the Time Travel to Timeless River and what happens to him, he's probably just thinking it's better than his later situations.
  • Not-So-Harmless Villain: As mentioned, he's the one sowing heartless and recruiting other villains in different worlds, and when given the right opportunity is really heinous. Best exemplified in Re:coded, where he's in almost full control of the bugs, and corrupts Data-Riku.
  • No Respect Guy / Then Let Me Be Evil: Implied to be part of the reason for the events of Kingdom Hearts: Birth by Sleep. Almost everyone aside from Queen Minnie (and even then she's pushed past her limit) dislikes him, viewing his antics as annoying, selfish, and cowardly. while it is subverted somewhat in that he got votes despite this, he lost out to three people who literally just came and went separately. doing one good deed each while he was putting his all into getting votes with his personas. He pauses when he hears that he got votes, but by that point, the straw broke the camels back already, and he's stuck in the mindset that no one expects much out of him.
  • Remember the New Guy: From Kingdom Hearts II onwards he acts as Maleficent's right-hand, and was shown to be allied with her as early as Birth By Sleep. Despite this, he does not appear nor is even mentioned in the first Kingdom Hearts game, where Maleficent is most prominent.
  • Retcon: In Kingdom Hearts II, it was stated by Goofy that King Mickey banished Pete to another dimension, presumably for doing something really bad, and Maleficent broke him out. In Birth By Sleep, however, Pete only throws a hissy fit, and Queen Minnie temporarily banishes him to another dimension "until he cools down" from what seemed to be a preparation to attack her... for ice cream. While there, Maleficent breaks him out in return for his service. This is a bit of a Dub-Induced Plot Hole, as the Japanese script used a gender-neutral pronounce for "Majesty," so it indeed could have been Minnie or Mickey. However, then in the manga it's stated directly that King Mickey did it, and this is said by Minnie no less.
  • Right-Hand Cat: Technically he's this to Maleficent, being a cat.
  • Sentai: In Birth by Sleep.
  • Royal Rapier: In Country of the Musketeers in 3D.
  • Shock and Awe: Can use D-Thundaga in Re:coded which also is an example of Ride the Lightning.
  • Sore Loser: Pete putting on a costume and pretending to be a hero in the hopes of winning the Million Dreams Award. No one is fooled, and when Pete loses to Ventus, Aqua and Terra, he gets banished due to his 0% Approval Rating and for trying to attack Queen Minnie. Then again…
  • The Starscream: A definite possibility in regards to Scar. While he's a big supporter of Scar's regime (especially given one of Scar's commands was to eat Sora), he's all too happy to see him turned into a powerful Heartless.
  • Teleport Spam: In Re:coded.
  • Throw Down the Bomblet: In Country of the Musketeers in 3D.
  • Took a Level in Jerkass: In the HD cutscenes for RE: Coded., he tries to kill Donald and Goofy and almost succeeds.
  • Trap Master: Can summon rigged blox in Re:coded.
  • Videogame Cruelty Potential: During his boss fight in Timeless River, if you combo Past!Pete, he will launch into the air and make a shockwave upon landing, he will then get up and yell What's that for!?! before going back into the fray. but it is a bit of a subversion, as it doesn't have any substantial effect on either Pete (Present!Pete recieves little damage if this is done).
  • Wants a Prize for Basic Decency: In Birth by Sleep, he puts on a costume and pretends to be a hero to win the Million Dreams Award, doing simple good deeds like giving information. No one is fooled, since he's well known as the biggest troublemaker in Disney Town, and Terra, Ventus, and Aqua beat him for the award by doing actual heroic deeds, like fighting off the Unversed.
  • You Shall Not Pass: In Kingdom Hearts II, during the endgame. He survives.


Maleficent's loyal pet raven, a minor villain that only appears at certain times for Maleficent, he has however contributed a bit to the story several times.

  • Creepy Crows: Diablo is one himself.
  • Elite Mook: Seems to be, if he isn't Co-Dragons with Pete.
  • Feathered Fiend: An evil crow.
  • Hypercompetent Sidekick: Has been shown watching Aqua and Prince Philip's escape, then leading Maleficent's goons against them in Birth by Sleep; Manages to revive his master through the memories of the three fairy godmothers in Kingdom Hearts II; and delivers Maleficent's ransom note and Queen Minnie's crown to lure Mickey away from The Mysterious Tower in Dream Drop Distance. In any case, he's more successful than Pete at being his Mistresses' number two.
  • No Name Given: Particularly strange in that he has a name in the original movie, but the game just calls him "Maleficent's Raven" in journal entries.
  • Screw This, I'm Outta Here!: flies off in the Manga after an Ansem-Possessed Riku unlocks Maleficent's heart.
  • What Happened to the Mouse?: He constantly disappears and re-appears in the games and the manga.

Dwarf Woodlands

    Evil Queen 

Evil Queen
"That is no concern of yours. Now, heed my words. My radiance is all the light this kingdom needs."
"What I demand is her life. I have had more than enough of her light."
Voiced by: Susan Blakeslee (English), Kyoko Satomi (Japanese)
Origin: Snow White
Appearances: Birth by Sleep

A vain woman who is convinced she is the fairest of all. When the Spirit of the Magic Mirror revealed Snow White to be fairer, the Queen decided to take the maiden's life.
  • Vain Sorceress: Her only desire is Snow White's death to ensure she is Fairest of Them All.
  • What Happened to the Mouse?: She's last seen giving Snow White the poisoned apple. After that, the Magic Mirror simply states that she is "gone." Her fate from the film is only subtly alluded to in Aqua's journal entry of the character, which says she was "chased down" by the dwarfs.
  • Wicked Witch: She can brew potions, using one to disguise herself and another to drive the Magic Mirror into a frenzy.

    Magic Mirror 

The Magic Mirror
"Between both light and dark he dwells. Where war was waged upon the fells."
"The queen is gone, and my work is done. Adieu, o victorious one."
Voiced by: Corey Burton (English), Tamio Oki (Japanese)
Origin: Snow White
Appearances: Birth by Sleep

A spirit who appears within the magic mirror at the queen's behest and answers all questions with the truth. The Evil Queen's rage causes him to suck Terra and Aqua within a Pocket Dimension found in the mirror for a Boss Fight.
  • Brainwashed and Crazy: When not driven insane by one method or another, the Mirror seems personable enough, if cryptic. In fact, both of the battles (with Terra and Aqua) seem to be due to it being corrupted by outside forces.
  • Breath Weapon: Inside the mirror.
  • Doppelgänger Spin: The trick is to spot the one that's smiling.
  • Graceful Loser: His only reaction to defeat is a rather bored "How unfortunate." After losing to Aqua, he simply bids the "victorious one" farewell.
  • Magic Mirror: The trope is its name, after all.
  • Punch Clock Villain: seriously, compared to other characters on this page, he's just sort of benevolent when in control of his own actions. He just so happens to answer to a cruel, vain owner.
  • Rhymes on a Dime: All of his lines are spoken in verse.
  • The Stoic: He's pretty laid-back, even during his battles with Terra and Aqua.
  • Took a Level in Badass: Forced upon him by the Evil Queen, making his spirit quite the boss fight inside the mirror.
  • What Happened to the Mouse?: One must wonder what happens to it now that the Queen is dead.

Olympus Coliseum


"He's strong. He's kind. He's always there for you and he's handsome to boot. He's perfect. Perfect. Perfectly infuriating! He makes me crazy!"
"Did you forget who you're talking to? I AM THE LORD OF THE DEAD!"
Voiced by: James Woods (English), Kyusaku Shimada (Japanese)
Origin: Hercules
Appearances: I | Chain of Memories | II | Birth by Sleep | coded

The literally (and figuratively) hot-headed Lord of the Dead and ruler of the Underworld in Olympus Coliseum. While he's one of Maleficent's allies during Kingdom Hearts I and part of Kingdom Hearts II, his focus is largely on killing Hercules.
  • Barehanded Blade Block: He grabs Auron's swords during a cutscene with his hand. It doesn't harm him to due to the curse of the Underworld.
  • Batman Gambit: How he used Sora's concern for Meg in order to fool him to open the Underworld Tournament Cups.
  • The Berserker: During combat or if someone pisses him off.
    • In Chain of Memories, his enemy card effect is even called Berserk.
  • Boisterous Bruiser: "Oh, yeah. This is gonna be good."
  • Breakout Villain: Hades was already an Ensemble Darkhorse in his original film, so this is to be expected. Nomura noted that the Underworld was added to II mostly out of Hades' popularity. Sure enough, he's gone on to be the most recurring Disney villain in the franchise besides Maleficent herself. note 
  • Brilliant, but Lazy: Hades is a Physical God that could easily wipe the floor with Sora due to being completely invincible while in the Underworld, but he's more content with sending out monsters like Cerberus to fight in his stead if a chase takes too long.
  • Burning with Anger: As per his film, his fire goes from blue to red when angry.
  • The Chessmaster: Even has a chessboard in his place, with Hercules, Zeus, Cerberus, and himself as pawns. In the Manga he also has pawns of the Hydra and Megara.
  • Deadpan Snarker: Still as sarcastic as he was in the film.
  • Eureka Moment: After another failed attempt to kill Hercules, Pete jokingly suggests sending someone who's already dead to save Herc the trouble. This inspires Hades to resurrect Auron.
  • Everybody Hates Hades: Hades in Classical Mythology was a neutral force, not an evil one.
  • Evil Uncle: He's the brother of Zeus, which make's him Hercules' uncle. Hades also doesn't like Zeus and wants to take over Mt. Olympus, which requires killing Hercules to prevent a prophecy from coming true.
  • Fair Play Villain: Played with — he mostly pits Hercules against opponents in straight-up fights, but he's not above bending the rules of the Coliseum, and by the end of II when his Villainous Breakdown hits, he declares outright "I'm done playing by the rules! Now we're gonna play by my rules!"
  • Faux Affably Evil: He plays himself off as an easy going guy with your best interests at heart, but in truth he's a self serving bastard who only sees you for how useful you could be as a pawn.
  • Fiery Redhead: Played with. When he's Burning with Anger, his head's "hair" of fire and the fire around him turns red.
  • Fire Balls: Hades can chuck these freely in battle.
  • Getting Crap Past the Radar: When he meets Aqua for the first time he calls her "bluebird", walks up close to her, leans in and examines her. If you notice, his eyes move down from her face, then to her chest, and then back to her face.
  • Hair-Trigger Temper: Hades can get riled up rather easily when things don't go the way he wants.
  • I Have Your Wife: Megara. "Now, we're gonna play by my rules."
  • Insult Backfire:
    Sora: Lowlife!
    Hades: Heh! You're too kind, kid
  • Joker Immunity: Well duh, he is a god.
  • Karma Houdini: Even when put through similar events to the Hercules movie, Hades escapes the Well of Souls immediately. A combination of Punchclock Villain and As Long as There Is Evil; he never quite goes over the Moral Event Horizon.
  • Large and in Charge: Though he has larger minions, he's very big, and in charge of the Underworld.
  • Large Ham: Hades is very charismatic.
  • Manipulative Bastard: Almost always has a Final Fantasy character at his beck and call through this trope.
  • Motor Mouth: When the mood strikes him, Hades will not stop talking.
  • Nigh Invulnerable: He's immune to all damage when in his "red fire" mode. Well, apart from that, he is a god, so that is expected.
  • Offhand Backhand: Does this to Sora in II. And it's more like an Offhand flick.
  • Only One Name: Although this is less because of Disney not making a surname for him, and more because of Classical Mythology.
  • Physical God: The God of the Dead, implied to govern the lost souls of every world in the Kingdom Hearts universe. He's also completely tangible, which lets Sora and Aqua can beat him up.
  • Playing with Fire: As in the film.
  • Politically Incorrect Villain: In Birth by Sleep he has a pretty sexist attitude towards Aqua, expressing disbelief when he realizes the winner of the East Games is a woman, and repeatedly mocks her by calling her "bluebird".
  • This Cannot Be!: His defeat quote. "This. Isn't. Happening!" You'd think he'd stop saying it when you keep defeating him.
  • Turns Red: Literally, whenever he's pissed.
  • Sixth Ranger Traitor: He gradually pretty much abandons the rest of the villains. Surely enough, he's the only one not to need to be revived/released come II, and does his own thing in Olympus to no ill reprecussions, though he does still respect Maleficent a little, as he accepts assistance from Pete on her behalf.
  • Spin Attack: One of his recurring techniques is to spray fire from both of his arms and spin in place, sweeping the arena in fire.
  • Summon Bigger Fish: After Pete naively suggests that the Heartless can defeat Sora, who does Hades summon to finish off the hero? Cerberus.
  • Villain Has a Point: Though he was being his classic manipulative self at the time, he wasn't wrong when he advised Terra on how he should attempt to accept and utilize the darkness within him instead of constantly attempting to deny it. He warned Terra that if he did not face and conquer his own darkness then he would be consumed by it. Later events that transpired proved he was right.
  • Villainous Breakdown: He usually calms down fairly quickly, but in his final showdown against Sora & co, he had a completely epic one before trying to fry them alive.
    • "What is so funny you imbeciles?! How dare you get a happy ending?! HOW DARE YOU?!!"
  • Would Hit a Girl: More like "Would set a girl on fire" (or try to, anyway).



Origin: Hercules
Appearances: I | II | Re:coded

A gigantic, ferocious, 3-headed guard-dog of the underworld loyal to Hades. He's often sent out to fetch souls and cause destruction.
  • Ascended Extra: He only appeared in about a few minutes of screentime in the original film; here he's one of tougher early bosses you can encounter, and is fought a fair amount of times over the series In Coded and its remake, he's a source of the Bugs in the Coliseum, and thus part of the bigger problem of the game, rather than simply being Hades' lapdog and nothing more.
  • Angry Guard Dog: He's Hades' guard dog, and not very nice.
  • Attack of the 50-Foot Whatever: A giant, three-headed dog.
  • Breath Weapon: Cerberus can spit tracking balls of fire at Sora.
  • Red and Black and Evil All Over: is almost entirely black, the only things that aren't are his eyes and mouth which (sans teeth) are red.
  • The Battle Didn't Count: In the first game, Hercules had already worn Cerberus down by the time Sora steps in, and when fought again during the Hades cup, its revealed he has more than double the amount of health, proving this to be true. The second game has similar circumstances, but doesn't bother to explain why Cerberus has more health in the tournament.
  • Vomit Indiscretion Shot: He vomits darkness as an attack in the first game.
  • What Happened to the Mouse?: He's never seen again after each story boss fight in his respective appearances, barring the optional tournaments.
  • Your Size May Vary: Is considerably smaller in II than in I to allow him to fit into the arena.

     The Hydra 

The Hydra

Origin: Hercules
Appearances: II

A lizard-like monstrosity sent by Hades to fight Hercules in the Coliseum. Hercules fails to finish it off during a match, letting it wreck havoc after he leaves to go rescue Meg. When a head on this creature is chopped off, two more grow in its place.
  • Alien Blood: Its blood is green like in the film. The US release censored the blood as clouds of darkness.
  • Gameplay and Story Segregation: Cutting off the heads, by all accounts, should not beat the Hydra, simply because that's just how the creature works. Yet Sora is able to cut them off and defeat the monster without working out a different strategy at all.
  • Multiple Head Case: Eventually sprouts into a total of five heads during the second part of its boss fight.
  • Person of Mass Destruction: It leveled the entire Coliseum into rubble in a few minutes, and is implied to have killed everybody inside.

    Ice Titan/Ice Colossus 

Ice Titan/Ice Colossus

Origin: Hercules
Appearances: I | Birth by Sleep | Re:coded

One of the Titans from Hercules, made entirely of ice. It is fought as a Bonus Boss in two games: it's the only challenge of the Coliseum's Gold Match in the non-Japanese versions of Kingdom Hearts I, and is the very last obstacle of the Coliseum's maze in Re:coded.

A knockoff called the Ice Colossus appears in Birth by Sleep. Unlike the genuine article, it is a mandatory boss that is fought alongside Hades during Aqua's story.
  • An Ice Person: It's made of ice and has dominion over it.
  • Attack of the 50-Foot Whatever: During the battle. Inverted during the victory cutscene, though.
  • Beam Spam: It fires icicle shards as its main attack, and fires a lot of them.
  • Breath Weapon: Which can turn you into a Human Popsicle.
  • Bonus Boss: In Kingdom Hearts I, it's only fought as the only part of the optional Gold Match.
  • Expy: Hades employs the "Ice Colossus", a weaker clone of the Ice Titan, in Birth By Sleep (the genuine article is still under lock and key at that point).
  • Flat Character: Its sole purpose is to be an opponent for the player to fight, and lacks any sort of characterization.
  • Only Known by Their Nickname: Its canon name, Hydros, is never mentioned in any of the games.
  • Sleep-Mode Size: After Sora beats it, it loses so much mass it has to run away before he steps on it.
  • Tennis Boss: Ice Titan is out of range of Sora's normal attacks, so you have to deflect its icicles at its head to knock it down.
  • The Voiceless: Despite speaking in the film, it has no lines in any of the games.

    Rock Titan 

Rock Titan

Origin: Hercules
Appearances: I | II | coded | III

Another Titan from Hercules featured in the Olympus Coliseum.
  • Attack of the 50-Foot Whatever: Befitting its name, the Rock Titan is colossal in size and has seemed to grow even larger in KHIII.
  • The Bus Came Back: It was shown in a trailer, fighting Sora, Donald, and Goofy on a magical train, showcasing scenes from Kingdom Hearts III after only appearing once as an optional boss in the first game.
  • The Cameo: Appears in the opening cutscene for his world in Kingdom Hearts II... only to be Team Rocketed away by Hercules.
  • Dishing Out Dirt: Surprisingly averted, though made of rock, most of its attacks involve full-on physical attacks
  • Final Boss: Of the Hades Cup and by extension the Olympus storyline of the first game. Though he's a much easier foe than Hades, but after fifty rounds of strong Heartless and bosses, are you complaining that this guy is the final boss?
  • Man Bites Man: When knocked down on its back, its heads will occasionally perform a bite attack.

Deep Space

    Jumba Jookiba 

Dr. Jumba Jookiba
"Impossible! Pshah! He has no actual feelings—only destructive instincts I have carefully chosen for him. Or perhaps you need another demonstration of my evil geniusness!"
"I am innocent scientist who created galaxy's most destructive – er, constructive species of all time."
Voiced by: David Ogden Stiers (English), Shozo Iizuka (Japanese)
Origin: Lilo & Stitch
Appearances: Birth by Sleep

A self-proclaimed "evil genius," he is arrested for illegal genetic experimentation and now serves time in a cell within the Turo Prison Block. He tricks Terra into breaking him out, but turns on him when Experiment 626 doesn't act on his destructive programming.

    Experiment 221 

Experiment 221/Sparky
Voiced by: Frank Welker (English), Wataru Takagi (Japanese)
Origin: Stitch! The Movie
Appearances: Birth by Sleep

One of Dr. Jumba's genetic experiments, with the primary function to short out electrical devices. Jumba summons him to attack Terra after seeing how Experiment 626 was "negatively" affected by learning about the concept of friendship.
  • Admiring the Abomination: Jumba acts like this towards all his experiments, including Sparky.
  • Axe Crazy: It was programmed by Jumba to be as destructive as possible.
  • Psycho Electro: An evil experiment with electrical powers.
  • Satellite Character: The only reason he comes up in the game is because Jumba takes offense to Terra not being sure if Stitch is evil. Aside from this Sparky isn't that relevant to the story.
  • What Happened to the Mouse?: After Terra defeats him, he reverts back to pod form and is not mentioned again.
  • You Are Number 6: He's only ever known as Experiment 221. He's only ever called "Sparky" by Lilo, who doesn't even show up in the game due to there beingno arrival on Earth.


"I don't know how you did it, but you won't get away again."
"Any last words before I blast you into a million pieces?"
Voiced by: Kevin Michael Richardson (English), Unshou Ishizuka (Japanese)
Origin: Lilo & Stitch
Appearances: Birth by Sleep

A very large captain in the Galactic Federation's army. He takes his responsibilities seriously, but his hotheaded attitude results in frequent failures. He attacks Aqua because she tries to stop him from destroying Experiment 626, leading to a Boss Battle.
  • Fantastic Racism: Toward Stitch. He refuses to believe Stitch is capable of anything but havoc, and eventually decides to go against his orders and execute the little guy - and Aqua when she defends him.
  • Hero Antagonist: Though he does become progressively less reasonable and heroic over the course of the Deep Space story.
  • I Am Big Boned: When he comes to get the prisoners, Stitch makes a remark in his gibberish language, prompting Gantu to yell "I'M JUST BIG-BONED!".
  • Kick the Dog: Breaking Stitch's Wayfinder.
  • Large and in Charge: Until he is demoted by the Grand Councilwoman, he appears to be the head of security on the Deep Space ship.
  • Ray Gun: Gantu's primary weapon apart from his brute strength.



"Indeed I will, Princess. All of Agrabah will belong to me, while you...You, my queen, shall weep at my side for all eternity!"
"Genie, my final wish! I want you to make me an all powerful GENIE!"
Voiced by: Jonathan Freeman (English), Akira Takarada (Japanese)
Origin: Aladdin
Appearances: I | Chain of Memories | II | coded

He is the royal vizier of Agrabah. Two-faced and cunning, Jafar seeks the demise of Aladdin and to rule as sultan of Agrabah.
  • Be Careful What You Wish For: He wanted to be a genie. He didn't take into account that that means he can be imprisoned in a lamp.
  • Dirty Coward: He was portrayed as this in the manga. While something of a second-in-command for Maleficent during the games, the manga makes him nothing more than a snivelling, bootlicking wimp who's just waiting for his chance to stab Maleficent in the back. The manga version of Maleficent is aware of his cowardly nature, and only keeps him around because of his knowledge of Agrabah.
  • The Dragon: Replaced with Hook and Riku after his defeat in the initial Kingdom Hearts, to Maleficent's Big Bad.
  • Emergency Transformation: In the first game, Maleficent is constantly warning him not to take commanding the Heartless lightly. After Sora and crew beat his human self; we see a split second of him blackened and screaming. Then he wishes to be a Genie. This wasn't just a power-boost, it was to reverse his transformation into a Heartless.
  • Evil Chancellor: Initially Royal Vizier of Agrabah.
  • Evil Laugh: Gets in quite a few, which are played up for a curious montage in Kingdom Hearts II.
  • Evil Sorcerer: Jafar has command of a large variety of spells.
  • Made of Evil: While not quite as much as other villains like Chernabog or Scar, he came perilously close to becoming a Heartless after his first boss battle, and both Pete and the Organization targeted him specifically to finish the job. Both parties are clearly well aware of how much darkness Jafar has if they are both gunning for him.
  • Magic Staff: His signature Cobra headed staff.
  • Mythology Gag: Most battles with his genie form have him floating over a pit of lava attacking you while you have to attack and destroy his lamp that Iago is flying around with to keep it away from you. This is a direct reversal of the climax of Return of Jafar, where Jafar trapped the heroes in a lava pit and Iago performed a Heel–Face Turn to try and get the lamp to them so they could destroy it.
  • Playing with Fire: As a genie.
  • One-Winged Angel: Turns into a red genie in the end of Kingdom Hearts' stay in Agrabah, and keeps it for Kingdom Hearts II.
  • Scaled Up: Averted - he never uses his cobra transformation from the movie.
  • The Starscream: Also in the manga; he wants to use his genie powers to overthrow Maleficent. He's also briefly mentioned to have already deposed the Sultan by the time Sora first visits Agrabah in the first game.
  • Starter Villain: Due to Deep Jungle being retconed from continuity, Jafar holds this title as being the first Disney villain to be fought by Sora.
  • You Have Outlived Your Usefulness: Pete makes no attempt to recruit him back to Maleficent's fold and instead outright tries to turn him into a Heartless.


Voiced by: Gilbert Gottfried (English), Akira Kamiya/Toru Okawa (Japanese)
Origin: Aladdin
Appearances: I | Chain of Memories | II | coded

Jafar's boisterous and cunning parrot. He's Jafar's eyes and ears for everything going on in Agrabah.
  • Dirty Coward: Regardless of his side of the conflict.
  • Heel–Face Turn: Though he still proves to be a Dirty Coward in the sequel despite being the heroes' friends, much like in his home continuity.
  • Heroic Sacrifice: Luckily, he survived.
    "You'd be surprised what you can live through."
  • Toothy Bird: His molars are visible inside of his beak.

Space Paranoids and The Grid

    Master Control Program 

Master Control Program
"We don't need users."
Voiced by: Corey Burton (English), Ikuya Sawaki (Japanese)
Origin: TRON
Appearances: II

Instead of working for the users, the MCP is planning to take over the system for himself. By refusing to follow the users' orders and trying to enact his evil plan, he's causing chaos among the other programs
  • Boss Banter: He doesn't attack on his own (he only can do so through in-built defensive measures), so rather than fight, he taunts you during the battle. And he never. Shuts. Up!
    "Insignificant user!"
    "Is that the best a user can do?"
    "I can repair that data..."
    "Eliminate all threats!"
  • Omnicidal Maniac: In the manga adaptation
  • Mook Maker: After getting control of the rest of the research facility, the MCP starts creating hundreds of Space Paranoids Heartless and sending them into the real world.


"Tenacious little bugs! Your time is up! Prepare for de-resolution!"
Voiced by: Corey Burton (English), Tetsuo Kanao (Japanese)
Origin: TRON
Appearances: II

A powerful program who doesn't serve any User — just the MCP. Commander Sark is pretty harsh to any program that tries to resist his master's power.
  • Alas, Poor Villain: The reason behind Sark's villainy in the manga adaptation is because he thought he was betrayed by his user, Ansem the Wise, not knowing that it was actually Xehanort, and warns Tron that the same will happen to him, which causes Sora to feel sorry for Sark and promise Tron that they will be friends forever.
  • Attack of the 50-Foot Whatever: Thanks to the MCP.


"I took the System to its maximum potential. And now, you see the applications at my disposal!"

"You have a little item called the Keyblade. Hand it over, and I'll change Rinzler back into Tron."
Voiced by: Fred Tatasciore (English), Tsutomu Isobe (Japanese)
Origin: TRON: Legacy
Appearances: 3D: Dream Drop Distance

CLU is a program created by Kevin Flynn in his likeness to oversee the development of the Grid. However, following his programming to create a "perfect system", CLU betrayed Flynn and took the Grid under his undisputed control, while also issuing the complete annihilation of the ISOs, leaving Quorra as the sole survivor.
  • A.I. Is a Crapshoot: Subverted like in the film. CLU is still following his programming to try to create the perfect system. The problem is that Kevin made him when he was more naïve, and before he discovered the ISOs, so CLU's plan is equally naïve. Therefore, it isn't CLU who changed; it's Kevin.
  • Badass Boast: "I created the perfect system! And now, you see the applications at my disposal!"
  • Beard of Evil: Which, ironically, is also Kevin Flynn's former Badass Beard from when he was at the age when he created CLU.
  • The Corrupter: Corrupted The Grid and also turned TRON into Rinzler. Not to mention the entire process of rectification. Its even implied that Commantis is actually a good Dream Eater controlled by him as well, as lightning from his ship strikes the disk in its head, and it subtly changes appearance when stunned.
  • Creative Sterility: Why he has to rectify programs and Dream Eaters like Commantis instead of make new ones, and can't really think outside of his predefined mindset originally created by Kevin. Basics are unable to think outside of those parameters, unlike "Users" or ISOs, and, unlike Users, cannot create, only repurpose what is already there.
  • Deadly Disc: Wields one, like everyone else in The Grid.
  • Disney Villain Death: Subverted. He tries to jump a gap, and it looks like he will fall. However, he manages to make the jump, only to get offed a minute later.
  • Drunk on the Dark Side: As shown by his obsession with the Commantis Dream Eater.
  • Enemy Without: To Kevin Flynn.
  • Evil Overlord: He rules the entire Grid with an iron fist.
  • Evil Twin: Of Kevin Flynn, especially when he was younger.
  • Fantastic Racism: Hates the ISOs for being imperfect and unpredictable.
  • Faux Affably Evil: Though it drops completely when he hits his Villainous Breakdown.
  • Fun with Acronyms: His name isn't "Clu", it's "CLU", which stands for "Codified Likeness Utility". It's unknown if, like in the original film, this is the second version of it.
  • Gone Horribly Right: Kevin built him as help to create the "perfect system" around the time of the inception of the TRON system itself. The only good thing that can be said about the result is that it did work.
  • Green-Eyed Monster: Tried to derezz Sora out of jealousy after Rinzler is freed.
  • HateSink : Clu is, alongside Lady Tremaine and her daughters (whom he shares a lot of similarities with), one of the most despised Disney villains in the series, especially in Sora's Story.
  • If I Can't Have You: A non-romantic example: Sora freeing Rinzler from Clu's control results in the evil program trying to murder Sora out of jealousy.
  • Jerkass: Arguably worse than in the film, especially in Sora's side.
  • Karma Houdini: He manages to avoid defeat in Sora's story, making the Bittersweet Ending sadder. However, it's likely that he still met the same defeat he does in the film in that case, just without Sora's involvement.
  • Kick the Dog: Clu does this by forcing Sora to fight Tron/Rinzler, knowing fully well that Sora was once friends with him. And when Tron gets restored, Clu tries to kill Sora, forcing Tron to sacrifice himself to save him.
  • Knight Templar: He will do anything to create the "perfect system".
  • Sadistic Choice: He foists one of these on Sora: the Keyblade in exchange for turning Rinzler back into Tron.
  • Spiritual Successor: Clu's role in Sora's side of the game is identical to that of Lady Tremaine in Birth by Sleep, with both keeping prisoners and the hero having to fight hard to free them. When they succeed, both Tremaine and Clu resort to murder.
  • Totalitarian Utilitarian: He only wants the "perfect system". Unfortunately, he's the only one who thinks it's this, everyone else around him who follows him having been rectified.
  • Tron Lines: Orange in color.
  • Turned Against Their Masters: Betrayed Kevin Flynn and took over The Grid.
  • The Unfought: Justified if one takes into account the source material. CLU can No Sell a direct disc hit, and even the game implies that only Kevin in the Grid or Sam out in the outside world could defeat him. Therefore, it's highly probable that neither Sora nor Riku would be even able to scratch him.
  • Villainous Breakdown: After being lectured by Kevin Flynn, and even more after learning of the disc swap that caused his defeat.
    • In Sora's side, Rinzler's freedom is enough to cause Clu to snap and attack Sora out of jealousy.
  • Villainous BSOD: After Riku defeats the Commantis.
  • Visionary Villain: He wants to create the perfect system.
  • Well-Intentioned Extremist: He wants to bring the world to its maximum potential. Unfortunately, that means killing everything that's imperfect.

     The Black Guard 

The Black Guard

"Identify. State your handle, program."
Voiced By: {English} Kevin Micheal Richardson (cutscene) and Brian Bloom; {Japanese} Satoshi Taki (cutscene) and Hiroo Sasaki
Origin: TRON: Legacy
Appearances: 3D: Dream Drop Distance

Computer programs reprogrammed by CLU into being his soldiers. Unlike other programs they don't use their Identity Disks to fight, preferring grenades and staves.

  • Cruel and Unusual Death: since they're programs and not human, Sora and Riku essentially smash them apart to derezz them.
  • Flight: They are able to fly into the air with the Tron chutes that come out of their backpacks.
  • Throw Down the Bomblet: Are able to toss grenades as an attack.

The Pride Lands


"My anger has grown for far too long!"
"You're in trouble again. But this time daddy isn't here to save you."
Voiced by: James Horan (English), Haruhiko Jo (Japanese)
Origin: The Lion King
Appearances: II

Scar is Simba's evil uncle. Scar was always jealous of his older brother Mufasa, and killed him so that he could become king of the Pride Lands.
  • Alien Sky: He turns the sky green.
  • Amazing Technicolor Battlefield: Turns the top of Pride Rock into one for his boss fight.
  • Attack of the 50-Foot Whatever: The Groundshaker was so huge the entire savannah was the battlefield.
  • Back from the Dead: His darkness was so strong, it helped him to come back as a Heartless after Simba killed him. When he died a second time, he came back again as a ghost. Later, his ghosts merged into the giant-sized Groundshaker Heartless, showing just how much darkness Scar had lodged in that callous heart of his.
  • Big "NO!": As he's tossed off the cliff of Pride Rock.
  • Bishonen Line: Inverted. Before your first boss fight against him, Pete states that he has become a Heartless, though he still looks like himself. During your second time in the Pride Lands, you encounter several avatars of him which eventually merge into the gigantic Groundshaker Heartless.
  • The Caligula: The entire pride jumps at the chance of Sora possibly being able to depose Scar.
  • Came Back Strong: He came back as a Heartless twice.
  • Casting a Shadow: He combines this with a Foe-Tossing Charge in his first boss fight.
  • Elemental Punch: Lots of them as a Heartless.
  • Eldritch Abomination: As Groundshaker. Damn, that thing is even bigger than Godzilla himself.
  • The End... Or Is It?: The defeat of Groundshaker wraps up the Pride Lands' story. Only it's been established that when an exceptionally powerful being turns into a Heartless, a Nobody is also created. Given Scar had enough darkness to maintain his original form after becoming a Heartless...
  • Everything's Better with Monkeys: Groundshaker is a two-headed shaman monkey riding a two-headed triceratops. Yup, the many ghosts of an evil lion merged to form ''that'' thing. Wrap your head around that.
  • Evil Gloating: Which ultimately gets him in trouble...
  • Evil Makeover: Does this to Pride Rock for his boss fight.
  • Evil Uncle: Simba's uncle who has no qualms in killing his nephew.
  • Faux Affably Evil: Smarmy and smooth? Yes. Dangerous? Check other entires, particularly Made of Evil.
  • Fisher King: The credits at the end show the Pride Lands lush with life and vegetation under Simba's rule, while in game the lands are dead and barren from Scar's rule.
  • Foe-Tossing Charge: A darkness-based one in his first boss fight.
  • Good Scars, Evil Scars: His pink gash over his left eye is an Evil Scar that earned his nickname.
  • Hive Mind: As Groundshaker, he has two bodies. The smaller body sits on top of the larger one and controls it.
  • King of Beasts: A lion and was officially king.
  • Made of Evil: Once he became a Heartless. Put it this way — the only other person who retained their original appearance after turning into a Heartless was Ansem (and even then, Ansem needed Demonic Possession to retain his original appearance, Scar didn't even need to possess anyone to retain it)! Scar had even more darkness in his heart than even Xehanort did!
  • Manipulative Bastard: Even as a Heartless.
  • Nice Job Fixing It, Villain: The hyenas were a hair's breath away from killing and eating Sora before Scar called for them.
  • One-Winged Angel: As mentioned above, the Groundshaker Heartless is technically his final form.
  • Only Known by Their Nickname: His real name isn't actually "Scar", it's Prince Taka. That said, nobody ever calls him anything but Scar.
  • Our Ghosts Are Different: They were avatars that he projected as a Heartless.
  • Panthera Awesome: Being a lion, and a capable fighter.
  • What Happened to the Mouse?: Scar is one of the only two beings shown to be able to retain his form after becoming a Heartless. Despite this, there's absolutely no mention of Scar's possible Nobody as a result, even in any of the sequels so far. To say this has spawned quite a few fan theories would be an understatement.
  • The Worm That Walks: His many ghosts all merge to form the Groundshaker.

    Shenzi, Banzai and Ed 

Shenzi, Banzai and Ed

Hey look, a snack!" "Snack? No, we got ourselves a three-course meal!
Voiced by: Tress Macneille (Shenzi, English), Cheech Marin (Banzai, English), and Jim Cummings (Ed)
Origin: The Lion King
Appearances: II

These three hyenas are Scar's right-hand men during his regime as king of the Pride Lands. Shenzi, the leader, is the only female; the two males, Banzai and Ed, are sulking and... well, Ed, respectively.
  • Adaptational Heroism: It's unlikely that they would've been on civil terms with the heroes after Scar's defeat in the original film, as they are here. The second visit especially fleshes out the better side of the hyenas as noted below.
  • Aerith and Bob: Ed is the only one whose name is not Swahili.
  • Artistic License – Biology: Unlike the film's Truth in Television example, Banzai appears to be the one in charge here.
  • Cloud Cuckoolander: Ed, of course.
  • Co-Dragons: To Scar.
  • Comic Trio: They're as funny as ever.
  • Hazy Feel Turn: After Scar's defeat, they stop trying to kill Sora and his friends, but they certainly aren't buddies with them. Their second boss fight barely qualifies as a fight, since Sora has to simply chase them around the Elephant Graveyard and beat them to a pulp. Following this, they can be approached and spoken to, and get along fairly well with Sora during their conversations.
  • Hidden Depths: Shenzi not only appreciates that they still have food after Scar's defeat, but somehow knows the mechanics of how and when his ghost appears. There's also their comments following the end of the second visit to the Pride Lands that indicates they're smarter and better people than they appear.
  • The Hyena: Obviously.
  • Not-So-Harmless Villain: They're beloved, popular and hilarious characters from one of the most popular Disney films of all time, but just like in the film, they are surprisingly competent and dangerous. To hammer the point home, less than two minutes after their arrival in the Pride Lands, Sora and friends are nearly eaten by the hyenas.
  • Perpetual Smiler: Ed.
  • Psychopathic Manchild: All three qualify as this, laughing their asses off at Simba's name (much like how Shenzi shivered at Mufasa's)
  • The Smurfette Principle: Shenzi is the only female of the trio.
  • Spanner in the Works: If Scar had not summoned his minions when he did, there's no telling just how bad things would've gotten for the entire Kingdom Hearts universe if Sora, Donald and Goofy ended up getting Eaten Alive by these guys. Not even Xehanort would've been happy to learn if Sora had been eaten by some random hyenas.
  • The Unintelligible: Ed, whose quotes are simply his whacky laughter with Sora's inner interpretation ("He seems genuinely ecstatic").
  • Unwitting Pawn: Shenzi theorizes that they were this to Scar when they worked for him.
  • Would Hurt a Child: Besides the time they tried to eat Simba and Nala as cubs, they also come this close to chomping down on Sora.

Other Worlds

     Maleficent's Goons 

Maleficent's Goons

Maleficent's original henchmen who worked for her in the Enchanted Dominion. They were strange imps and goblin-like creatures armed with medieval weaponry, doing their mistresses work and guarding her castle from intruders. Terra never encounters them, but they are the main threat for Aqua and Ventus when they enter the Forbidden mountain's castle.

  • Annoying Arrows: The Bird Goon's attacks consist of gaining distance to fire these, occasionally firing three at once.
  • Crouching Moron, Hidden Badass: True to the source material, they must be doing "something" right if there are no Unverse within the castle grounds, and they really try their damnedest to fight Ven and Aqua.
  • Dishing Out Dirt: while Aqua is trying to escape with Philip, some Goons toss large boulders at them.
  • Epic Flail: some wield these to fight.
  • Everything's Messier with Pigs : The standard Goon troop type here (using halberds, maces, and rocks), which is interesting because A.) There was more variety in the movie, and B.) the specific Goon was the leader in the film.
  • Feathered Fiend: The Archers
  • No Name Given: They aren't even given a journal entry.
  • Something Completely Different: In Ventus' and Aqua's narratives, they are the only threat that is faced in Maleficent's castle.
  • You Have Outlived Your Usefulness: It's implied that Maleficent dumped them for The Heartless after she found the latter, which is why they don't appear in 1 onwards.
  • Zerg Rush: The Pig Goon method of attack. and since they attack as soon as they reach you, attacking a group first is you best option.



Origin: Tarzan
Appearances: I

A wild leopard who stalked the wilds of Deep Jungle. Sabor attacked Sora after he initially gets separated from Donald and Goofy, but was fended off by Tarzan. The leopard appeared repeatedly during the level until the heroes defeated her for good.

  • Ambiguous Gender: Sabor is stated to be male in her journal entry, but is female in the film. To make matters more confusing, the novel refers to her as "it".
  • Family-Unfriendly Death: After beating her for the final time, you see through her eyes as she struggles to stay up an her vision becomes blurred. After that she just falls over dead. The useful white fang items were most likely taken from her corpse afterward.
  • Heads I Win, Tails You Lose: Similar to Leon; Though here, it's less improbable, as Sora is more experienced by now and doesn't faint regardless of the outcome. it's an Open Ended Boss Battle the first time Sabor is encountered. If you lose, Sora is shown struggling with Sabor. If you win Sabor plays dead and almost overpowers Sora when he tries to investigate.
  • Knight of Cerebus: All scenes regarding her are deathly serious in tone. The fact that she's portrayed like an actual animal means she would have torn Sora to shreds had she gotten the chance instead.
  • Not-So-Harmless Villain: both narratively and in-game. Taking into account bosses like Trickmaster before her and Clayton afterwards, Sabor seems trivial at first glance, being a wild animal with nothing but swipes and charges. These attacks however are somewhat quick and hard to predict, making Sabor reasonably tricky to fight if you haven't been leveling up right, especially the first time without anyone to back Sora up (the battle is open-ended for a reason.). Story-wise she killed Tarzan's parents and very nearly does the same to Sora before Tarzan drives her off, showing just how vulnerable he is at this point without companions.
  • Something Completely Different: She's the only real threat you face until Clayton loses himself to the Heartless and spawns them around to hunt the gorillas.
  • Panthera Awesome: Not so awesome for Sora though.
  • Recurring Boss: So long as you don't continue the story to the point of her last battle, she'll occasionally show up to attack you at the Campsite and Bamboo Thicket areas.
  • Spanner in the Works: Plays a very similar role to the Hyenas in this regard. No matter which way the battle goes, she will very nearly overpower Sora afterwards before being chased off at the last second.
  • Super-Persistent Predator: Seeing that she's a Recurring Boss, Sabor is just bent on finishing what she started with Sora.
  • Talking Animal: She isn't, but since non of the other animals speak like in the movie, it fits in better.
  • Unskilled, but Strong: being an unanthropomorphized animal, she naturally falls here, after all she smashed Sora into a wall in her first cutscene. Subverted in that she uses cunning tactics like attacking from behind and playing dead.


"I’ll go along as an escort. After all, the jungle is a dangerous place."
"Blasted gorillas! I'll hunt down every last one of them!"
Voiced by: BRIAN BLESSED (English), Banjo Ginga (Japanese)
Origin: Tarzan
Appearances: I

A veteran hunter. He acted as Jane's guide on her expedition to the jungle. He thought of animals only as prey, and dreamed of the money to be made selling gorillas to zoos back at home.
  • Badass Mustache: A skilled hunter sporting a pencil moustache.
  • Dual Boss: He fought side by side with a Stealth Sneak Heartless in his battle which proved to be his undoing as it crushed him when it died.
  • Dull Eyes of Unhappiness: When he's first encountered as a boss, he has a blank expression on his face right until the end, a sign that he's no longer himself.
  • Egomaniac Hunter: Even moreso than in the movie, where his plan was to capture and sell the animals — here, he just wanted to kill them.
  • Hoist by His Own Petard: The Stealth Sneak falls on top of him and crushes him just as it's dying.
  • Humanoid Abomination: Before his boss battle, he was attacked by the Heartless. Tarzan is aware that he's lost his heart despite still appearing human.
  • Large Ham: Just look at who voiced him.
  • Last Name Basis: He was only known as "Clayton", with his first name, John, excluded from the game.
  • No Cure for Evil: Averted, he used Healing Potions to heal himself if you leave him alone too long.
  • Starter Villain: He was the first Disney villain you ever fought as a major boss in the series. Though, since the retcon, the honor now goes to Jafar.


Captain Hector Barbossa
"Blast ye to bits!"
"You best start believin' in ghost stories, Miss Turner. For, ya see, tonight — you're in one!"
Voiced by: Brian George (English), Haruhiko Jo (Japanese)
Origin: Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl
Appearances: II

Captain of the Black Pearl and leader of the undead pirates. The medallions' curse keeps Captain Barbossa and his men in a kind of limbo between life and death. Their true form is revealed in the moonlight, and it's a terrifying sight to see.
  • Affably Evil: He's polite, treats Swann to dinner, and his end goal means freeing everybody from their curse.
  • Badass Normal: His combat prowess rely entirely on mundane swordplay and his gun, yet he's skilled enough to take on Sora, Jack Sparrow, and Donald/Goofy at the same time.
  • Combat Pragmatist: He's not above pulling out his gun if Sora uses a Reaction Command to hold his blade to the ground.
  • Evil Laugh: Loud and boisterous, as a pirate's laugh should be. It becomes a pretty sinister chuckle when he uses the Illuminator to darken the room.
  • Exact Words: He agrees to leave The Interceptor while Will Turner threatens his own life. Unlike the Movie though, He has The Heartless stay and ambush Will, leaving the monsters and lit powder kegs while he, Pete, and his crew leave, and essentially getting everything.
  • Family-Unfriendly Death: Shot with a pistol while his curse was lifted, earning one of the few actual deaths in the series.
  • Famous Last Words: The same as in the film; "I feel... cold."
  • Ghost Pirate: He's technically not alive, being cursed by the medallions to be an undead skeleton.
  • King Mook: Aside from some reaction commands and Illuminator pet, He's in essence a far more powerful version of the his pirates. His move set is actually several of their aspects combined:
    • He's mainly a close quarters combatant, which is Bo'sun's specialty.
    • He's able to attack from distances with a firearm, like Twigg.
    • He can toss bombs, like Jacoby.
  • Large Ham
  • Master Swordsman
  • Mirror Match: Not to Sora, but obviously to Jack Sparrow, who is also a bomb utilizing pirate that excels in sword fighting. The only major difference is that Barbossa also carries a pistol and a gimmick on his side.
  • Nice Hat: a wide brimmed black hat with a black plume. it shows some considerable wear and tear, but is otherwise very spiffy.
  • Non-Standard Character Design: Like the rest of the characters from Port Royal, he is rendered with realistic proportions and looks like a real person, in contrast to the cartoony looks of Sora, Donald, and Goofy.
  • Sneak Attack: He fights alongside an Illuminator heartless which makes the area pitch black, allowing Barbossa to attack from the dark.
  • Suspiciously Similar Substitute: To Captain Hook. Both are pirates with an air of sophistication to them who are Badass Normal fighters able to go toe-to-toe with Sora and Co. Both of their worlds also have a particular gimmick that their battle centers around (Hook can be fought while flying, and Barbossa can only be hit in moonlight.). Barbossa even uses Exact Words like Hook would.
  • Sword and Gun: Wields both a cutlass and a pistol. The Pistol Which works similarly to Clayton's Elephant Gun) is odd here, due to his underling's muskets being censored into Crossbows in the NA release.
    • Stepping-Stone Sword: His reaction command, in a twist of the trope, is stepping on his blade to pin him down and open him up for a kick to the face.
  • Throw Down the Bomblet: He tosses sets of bombs occasionally, yelling "I'll blast ya To bits!" all the while.

     Barbossa's Crew 

Bo'sun, Twigg, and Jacoby

"You best be sayin' your prayers!"
Voiced By: {English:} Beau Billingslea (Bo'sun), Adam Leadbeater (Twigg), John Dimaggio (Jacoby); {Japanese} N/A
Origin: Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl
Appearances: II

The crew of The Black Pearl who take orders from Barbossa. Though there were many in the original film, in Port Royal there are multiple copies of three of the pirates, Bo'sun, Twigg, and Jacoby.

  • An Axe to Grind: Bo'sun, complete with Dual Wielding.
  • Badass Normal: all three variations are pretty much just normal guys with real combat skill, and nothing else.
  • Family-Friendly Firearms: Twigg got his musket turned into a crossbow in North America. it still makes the sounds of a musket, and even flashes when he fires.
  • Knife Nut: Jacoby is usually Dual Wielding these for close range attacks
  • Mad Bomber: Jacoby
  • No Name Given: Despite having names in the movie, they don't use their original names. Bo'sun is referred to as Undead Pirate A, Twigg is Undead Pirate B, and Jacoby is Undead Pirate C. Still they get their own Journal entries, which is more than say, Maleficent's Goons, or Glut can claim.
  • Press X to Not Die: all of them except Jacoby, which gives him the benefit of staying in battles the longest due to having to always be beaten normally.
    • Bo'sun's is where Sora dodges backwards to avoid his hatchets, and then swats him with the Keyblade.
    • Twigg's is relecting shots from his firearm.


Origin: Fantasia
Appearances: I | 3D: Dream Drop Distance

Chernabog is a gigantic, muscular, humanoid demon. His skin is entirely colored black, and he is so large that Sora is roughly the size of his head. His head sports two curved horns, he has four fangs in his mouth, and his eyes are a glowing yellow. He has enormous, black, bat-like wings, and his wingspan is larger than he is tall. Chernabog is always seen trapped from the knees-down in a volcano.
  • Animate Dead: Sends ghosts and souls of the dead after Riku to weaken him in Dream Drop Distance.
  • Breakout Villain: He's very popular amongst the fandom, and his appearances only get better in each game/remake he appears in due to his popularity. note 
  • The Bus Came Back: Returns for the first time in a decade in Dream Drop Distance.
  • Giant Space Flea from Nowhere: In Kingdom Hearts. His appearance makes more sense in 3D.
  • Made of Evil: To the point he was going to be the Bigger Bad and Final Boss of the first game, and the embodiment of the darkness Sora fought in that game.
  • Playing with Fire: A lot of his attacks generate fire in some form.
  • Stationary Boss: Never leaves his volcano, and that's probably a good thing.
  • Unexpected Gameplay Change: In 3D, Riku must fight him using Dive Mode controls. This is possibly why you don't get to fight him in the postgame.
  • Villain Song: Night On Bald Mountain. Notable for being one of only two Disney bosses to get his own theme in the series (the other being Rinzler). He did not have it in the Japanese version of Kingdom Hearts though. He does have it in Dream Drop Distance. In Kingdom Hearts, the arrangement featured is more of a "Kingdom Hearts take" on it, naturally. For Dream Drop Distance and HD 1.5 Remix, it's an arrangement far more evocative of a classical musical piece.
  • The Voiceless: As in the original film.
  • Winged Humanoid: The wings are largely for show.

     Chernabog's Ghosts 

Bald Mountain Ghosts

Origin: Fantasia
Appearances: 3D: Dream Drop Distance

Hooded, robed spirits of the dead who Chernabog can summon to aid him in battle. They come in black and white varieties, and drain health if they latch onto Riku unless he does a spin to knock them off.

  • Ascended Extra: The body-less robed skeleton used as Chernabog's main kind of minion here only had one scene in Fantasia. They even appear in the end credits, weaving though some letters as their master looks on.

    Claude Frollo 

Claude Frollo
"How dare you! I am a righteous man. Good and evil shall be made clear... once the gypsies face the fires of judgement!"
"Now you will be judged...just like the rest!"
Voiced by: Corey Burton (English), Shozo Sasaki (Japanese)
Origin: The Hunchback of Notre Dame
Appearances: 3D: Dream Drop Distance

A ruthless and self-righteous justice minister who is Quasimodo's reluctant guardian, seeing the evil he commits to be for the greater good.
  • Dark Is Evil: Openly uses his darkness, assuming it to be a gift from God, during his purge of the gypsies. Surprisingly, Sora was able to walk past him without detecting it, a contrast to Lady Tremaine and her daughters in Birth by Sleep, whose darkness was imminently detected by Aqua.
  • Disney Villain Death: Falls off Notre Dame into the fire below while Laughing Mad in Riku's scenario but gets the implied smiting by God Himself that he did in the movie in Sora's.
  • Famous Last Words: "Judgement is MINE" in Riku's story.
    • It's the same as the film in Sora's story: "And He shall smite the wicked and plunge them into the fiery pit forever..."
  • Hoist by His Own Petard: In Riku's story, he prepares to fight Riku himself, and summons the Wargoyle, which flies overhead and causes vibrations, making Frollo lose his footing on the guard-rail and fall.
  • If I Can't Have You: It's immensely downplayed compared to the film.
  • Non-Human Sidekick: The Wargoyle, which replaces Captain Phoebus as his Dragon.
  • Non Sequitur Fallacy: His first lines in Sora's scenario are along the lines of "What terrible clothes. You must be a gypsy." Never mind that Sora's clothes are dominated by black, white, and red and sure don't look like the bright, colorful clothes that the Roma (the modern day, correct term for those who used to be referred to as gypsies) tended to wear in that world, but it doesn't even seem to occur to him that Sora's complexion and hair color don't look even an iota similar to the Roma.
    • Given that Quasimodo, the son of a gypsy that Frollo murdered, also has fair skin and reddish-brown hair, this conception is somewhat more believable, at least in the world's context.
  • Sinister Minister: Although he seems more intent on law (or his interpretation of it) than religion.
  • Summon Magic: The darkness in his heart allows him to call Dream Eaters which he believes is a divine power granted by God.
  • The Unfought: While he's the main antagonist of La Cité des Cloches, he's never fought himself. Sora and Riku instead fight the Wargoyle under his command.

    Captain Hook 

Captain Hook
"I have you now, Peter Pan! Today's the day I shall be rid of you forever!"
"And the brat's friends are the king's lackeys. Swoggle me eyes, they're all bilge rats by the look of them.
Voiced by: Corey Burton (English), Chikao Ohtsuka/Naoya Uchida (Japanese)
Origin: Peter Pan
Appearances: I | Chain of Memories | Birth by Sleep | 358/2 Days

Captain Hook is the leader of the pirates who sail the waters of Neverland, and Peter Pan's arch nemesis. He's a part of Maleficent's group trying to take over the worlds in Kingdom Hearts I.
  • Badass Normal: He has no supernatural powers, darkness or otherwise, and uses only his sword and bombs to fight. He's still one of the highest ranking villains in Maleficent's crew, and his boss fights are usually among the tougher ones.
  • Bling of War: He wears an expensive red pirate coat with a big hat to fit his captain status.
  • Boss Arena Idiocy: His boss battle in Ven's story in Birth by Sleep takes place on a small rocky island that has a few submerged steps around it that Ven can stand on. As it's on a lower level than the island itself, Ven is safe from all of Hook's attacks except his explosive presents, and since it still counts as ground, the crocodile can't get you. It's supposed to be counterbalanced by being unable to attack Hook while standing on them but there's nothing stopping you from using long-range spells like Fire or even Thunder.
  • Cool Boat: In the first game Riku hitches a ride on it to cross into other worlds.
  • Crouching Moron, Hidden Badass: Yes he's a bumbling, cowardly fool who can't even beat a kid, but when pushed enough...oh boy, he sure knows how to slit people apart with that sword and hook.
  • The Dragon: He seemed to be this to Maleficent in the first game, only out-ranked by her and Jafar and, later, Riku.
  • Last Name Basis: Everyone calls him "Captain Hook" or "Hook". His given name (James) isn't even well known by most audiences.
  • Not-So-Harmless Villain: Just because he wimps out when the Croc visits, it doesn't mean he can't fight with a sword.
  • Throw Down the Bomblet: Disguised as presents just like in the movie.
  • Unstoppable Rage: After he has his ass handed to him by Sora long enough, he'll snap, turn berserk during the middle part of the boss fight, and then chase after Sora like a madman, ignoring his own swordsman professionalism in exchange for wild, brutal swings in an attempt to kill him. He also does this against Ven.
  • You Have Outlived Your Usefulness: Pete ends up manipulating his darkness during 358/2 Days to create some powerful Heartless, and very nearly succeeds in making him one himself.



A gigantic monstrous version of Pete created by Dr. Frankenollie. He shows up in the Dream Wold version of Traverse Town as a Bonus Boss.
  • Bonus Boss: An optional boss fight in 3D: Dream Drop Distance that can be fought in Traverse Town once the story is completed. He has a lot of health and is very difficult.
  • Damage-Sponge Boss: Has 12 bars of HP, much more than any other boss and easily outdoing the Final Boss.
  • De-Power: While electrified, he can lock away the commands used by Sora and Riku.
  • Duel Boss: To even the odds, your Dream Eaters are forced to sit the fight out, so the only consideration when choosing your party members are what abilites they give you.
  • Interface Screw: If he is electrified, he can temporarily lock away one of your commands when he climbs, and then jumps down from the building, bouncing towards you in the arena you fight him in. Hope the command isn't from the "Cure" series.
  • Lightning Bruiser: He hits hard, and suprisingly fast for someone his size.
  • Shock and Awe: Taken to frightening extremes once you knock half his health off.
  • SNK Boss: His attacks hit ridiculously hard, about half of them can't be blocked, and getting pinned in a corner by any of his (numerous) combos is basically a death sentence. He's incredibly hard to run away from. And he can jump to just about anywhere in the area and attack from any angle. Later in the fight, he channels lightning, so all his attacks then have ridiculous hitboxes and can occasionally lock out your commands.
  • Standard Status Effects: If he grabs you, prepare to be ravaged by almost every negative status effect in the game. Going in without at least Blindness Block is unwise.
  • Unexpected Character: Unlike some of the other reveals and characters in 3D, virtually nobody expected to see Julius, least of all as the secret boss.
  • Unskilled, but Strong: His attacks are basic, but very effective.
  • Wrestler in All of Us: Using punches, elbow drops, charging tackles, and a punch barrage close to a spinning clothesline.

    Oogie Boogie 

Oogie Boogie
"Ooh, when I get my hands on that heart — well, I've got no hands — but I'm still gonna nab that heart and control the Heartless!"
"Nobody disrespects me! NOBODY!"
Voiced by: Ken Page (English), Hiroshi Hatanaka (Japanese)
Origin: The Nightmare Before Christmas
Appearances: I | Chain of Memories | II

An evil bag of bugs who loves gambling with dice and dreams of causing trouble for Jack in Halloween Town. In Kingdom Hearts I he steals a heart that Jack and Finklestien create to control the Heartless, but uses their power too much and succumbs to the darkness. In Kingdom Hearts: Chain of Memories he does the same thing as last time except it's a memory potion. In Kingdom Hearts II, he is resurrected by Maleficent so they can turn Santa Claus into a Heartless.
  • Alas, Poor Villain: In Chain of Memories he begins suffering due to the fear the memory potion is causing him.
  • Back from the Dead: Maleficent brings him back, but he's not all there.
  • Berserk Button: Being fooled or tricked.
  • Bond Villain Stupidity: He always uses traps in his attempts to stop Sora and his allies, since he doesn't quite have the guts to take care of them directly. Justified in that he's a pretty bad fighter in close combat.
  • The Brute: Of Maleficent's group in the first game.
  • Came Back Wrong: Well, Maleficent was certainly frustrated by his amnesia following his resurrection in II.
  • Conveyor Belt of Doom: His boss fight in II takes place on these, mainly due to the fact that he blocks off the rest of the area for it.
  • Demoted to Dragon: In Kingdom Hearts II, Oogie is forced to serve as this to Maleficent after she brings him back. However, his severe amnesia and rude behavior caused her to leave in anger before she could turn Santa into a Heartless.
  • The Dreaded: To his minions, anyway. And to most of Halloween Town in general.
  • Evil Genius: true, he's not altogether the smartest villain when it comes to most things, but If Kingdom Hearts II is anything to go by, he can reformat entire systems of machines into a battle arena and Heartless manufacturing systems.
  • Evil Is Not a Toy: learns this lesson hard in the first game, as his using the artificial heart caused the Heartless to take him.
  • Family-Unfriendly Death: Unlike most of the other villains in the series, Oogie's deaths are rather graphic when you think about it. His insides are essentially coming out, while his skin is coming undone and he yells in agony.
  • Foreshadowing
    • From II; "It's the last thing I remember! And it's the only thing I'll remember...!" Turns out, he's developed anterograde amnesianote 
  • The Gambler: But he sucks at gambling. More specifically, if he rolls an undesired number, or snake eyes, he stomps the ground to change them to something more favorable.
  • Insult Backfire: Though he's not the one on the receiving end, nor is he the one the original insult was directed to.
    (regarding Sora, Donald and Goofy) Captain Hook: Swoggle me eyes, they're all bilge rats, by the look of them!
    Oogie: You're no prize yourself!
  • It's Personal: In II, he not only seeks revenge on his typical arch-enemy Jack, but explicitly swears vengeance on Sora, Donald and Goofy as well, for their part in his demise in the first game.
  • Killed Off for Real: Appears to be the case, as Donald crushes his brain bug after his defeat in II. Though considering he's been killed this way and resurrected in his own series' continuity (The Nightmare Before Christmas: Oogie's Revenge) he could be revived later on.
  • No Cure for Evil: Averted, by rolling a certain number with his dice he can activate a machine that he uses to heal himself, this is also true for his boss fight in Chain of Memories.
  • Non-Action Big Bad: As in the film, he possesses no martial ability of his own (bar a slap or two when you get too close), and relies on his traps and devices to deal with you. Once you get close, he's all yours.
  • Nostalgia Filter: Averted; When he takes the Memory Potion in COM, he's driven insane and begs for it to stop. Dr. Finklestein had said the potion replays the true memories of a person instead of the possibly self-edited memories they would remember otherwise.
  • One-Winged Angel: When he merges with his manor.
  • Resurrection Sickness: He suffers from amnesia after Maleficent revives him, and it steadily gets worse as time goes on.
  • Scary Black Man: His voice actor, anyway.
  • Stationary Boss: When he merges with his manor, he barely moves.
  • Troll: He loves messing with his fellow villains (as Captain Hook learned), teases Jack as much as he threatens him, and outright drives Maleficent away by clowning around too much.
  • Villainous Breakdown: "Nobody disrespects me! NOBODY!!"

    Queen of Hearts 

The Queen of Hearts
"Off with their heads!"
Voiced by: Tress MacNeille (English), Sumie Ozawa (Japanese)
Origin: Alice in Wonderland
Appearances: I | Chain of Memories | 358/2 Days | coded

A queen of Wonderland who lives in a castle with decks and decks of card soldiers. Selfish and short-tempered, she beheads anyone who crosses her. She thinks Alice tried to steal her heart.
  • Even Evil Has Standards: She is said to be vigorously protecting her subjects and soldiers from the Heartless after the Final Keyhole is unlocked, apparently out of sheer force of will and heart, considering she has no martial abilities to speak of.
  • Flunky Boss: She's no threat, its her card soldiers you have to look out for.
  • Goofy Print Underwear: if struck in the boss fight, she flips upside-down revealing these. Even some of the Heart cards will stop to laugh at her.
  • Hanging Judge: Seems very prone to immediately ordering the decapitation of those who she assumes to go against her.
  • Harmless Villain: The Queen herself is useless in combat, her Card Soldiers rely on Zerg Rush tactics and are still pathetic, and she has no part in any of Maleficent's plans, staying confined to Wonderland and not doing anything malicious there other than being a petty Jerkass.
  • Hidden Depths: After the final Keyhole is locked, and if you choose to return to her courtroom and talk to her, she and her subjects display a great deal of concern for The Darkness and are on lookout, showing they have more of a knowledge about otherworldly affairs than previously thought.
  • Offhand Backhand: If the rim of the booth she is sitting in is mounted during her boss fight, she does a really weak version of one.
  • OOC Is Serious Business: When she's ended her Kangaroo Court in favor of fighting the Heartless, it's truly a sign of how serious things have gotten after the Final Keyhole is unlocked, and how much she takes it seriously.
  • Royals Who Actually Do Something: Surprisingly, yes, she's this. After the final Keyhole is unlocked, and the Heartless grow much more powerful, she stops her Kangaroo Court and Hanging Judge tendencies immediately and is said to be actively keeping the Heartless at bay from her castle and subjects.
  • Staff of Authority: It's not really a staff though, it's more of a lollipop shaped like a heart.
  • Unholy Matrimony: Has a crush on Luxord in the manga of Days; likely due to his affinity of Gambling. (and she's a Card.)

    Shan Yu 

Shan Yu
"Now you'll bow to me!"
Voiced by: Corey Burton (English), Hiroshi Fujioka (Japanese)
Origin: Mulan
Appearances: II

Shan-Yu is the leader of the Hun army, and plans to attack and take over China (The Land of Dragons in game). He is large and burly, and wields a blade with zigzag shaped edges.
  • Animal Motif: Hawks or raptor birds
  • Attack Animal: His bird Hayabusa.
  • Blade Lock: A reaction command you can do with him.
  • Boom, Headshot: Only in the Manga.
  • Boss Banter: This makes a large part of his speaking role.
    "You think you can overpower ME!!??"
  • Cool Sword: It appears to be a very large kris.
  • Family-Unfriendly Death: In the Manga, he makes a deal with Xigbar in exchange for power. When he fails and pleads for more, Xigbar comes to the conclusion that he isn't worth the trouble and promptly shoots him in the head, point blank. What makes this even worse is the fact that even Sora winces at it.
  • Generic Doomsday Villain: There's no word on what his motives for invading with the Heartless are, nor does he have much dialogue and screentime. He's defined by the threat he poses. However, dialogue with the Emperor and knowledge of the film of origin implies that he might have been using them to try to take over and destroy China.
  • Genius Bruiser: Manages to command and Organize Heartless with his military expertise alone, sneak heartless into the ranks of Shang's army, tricks Sora and co., and also puts up a good fight.
  • Good Weapon, Evil Weapon: Definitely an evil weapon.
  • Horse of a Different Color: In the Manga, as opposed to visiting Land of Dragons later on, He rides the Stormrider heartless, marking another similarity to Clayton.
  • Kneel Before Zod: See his quote above. Aside from his battle quotes, and "Attack" which he yells during the recreation of the avalanche scene, it's his only spoken line in the game.
  • Starter Villain: He's a step up from Clayton (or Jafar), but still performs a similar role.



Origin: Mulan
Appearances: II

Shan Yu's pet falcon, who scouts ahead of his master as his eyes and ears, His appearance in an ominous warning that Shan Yu's army is approaching.
  • Attack Animal: Truth in Television, training falcons was, and still is, common among central Asian nomad groups.
  • Dual Boss: With Shan Yu, though, due to his light damage output, fast movement, and tiny hitbox, its likely a player with focus more on Shan Yu and the heartless he summons.
  • Feathered Fiend: the third villainous bird sidekick to be featured in the series, alongside Diablo and Iago.
  • Hypercompetent Sidekick
  • Meaningful Name: Hayabusa is Japanese for "Peragrine Falcon", which is odd seeing as the is China
  • Noble Bird Of Prey: he fights right alongside Shan Yu, swooping in to attack.
  • What Happened to the Mouse?: Has a big case of this; Hayabusa doesn't need to be be beaten in Shan Yu's boss fight (and its unlikely a player will do so), and its never shown if the Falcon simply flew off or died.

    Tremaine Family 

Lady Tremaine
"You see, this is what happens when you go against my wishes."
Voiced by: Susanne Blakeslee (English), Aiko Konoshima (Japanese)
Origin: Cinderella
Appearances: Birth by Sleep

Lady Tremaine is mother by blood of Anastasia and Drizella. Keeping Cinderella as a slave, she will do anything to ensure her two daughters' own success.
  • Arc Villain: She's the main antagonist of the Castle of Dreams.
  • Bait-and-Switch Boss: For a moment, it looks like Aqua would end up in a four against one battle against the Tremaine family and the Cursed Coach (similar to Barbossa and the Illuminator). Instead, he blows them up.
  • Cats Are Mean: Lucifer.
  • Dark Is Evil: She and her daughters have more than enough darkness in their hearts for Aqua to detect instantly. When compared with Sora being able to pass Frollo without suspecting anything evil about him, then it's implied that they may have more darkness in their hearts than almost all the other Disney villains, probably only beaten by Maleficent and Scar.
    • The Fairy Godmother states that they hate Cinderella because of her charm and beauty, and said hatred and jealousy resulted in them having shed all light in their hearts.
  • Death by Adaptation: In the original movie, nothing bad ever happens to her. In Birth by Sleep, she gets blown up by the Cursed Coach.
  • Evil Laugh: Tremaine gives out a very sadistic evil laugh when she tried to murder her step-daughter.
  • Family-Unfriendly Death: She's burned to death along with her daughters by the Unversed carriage's fire bombs.
  • Gory Discretion Shot: Her death takes place offscreen. The camera cuts to Aqua and Cindy gasping in shock.
  • Hate Sink: Lady Tremaine and her daughters are, alongside Clu (whom they share a lot of similarities with), among the most despised Disney villains in the series, especially in Aqua's Story.
  • If I Can't Have You: A non-romantic example: Tremaine's refusal to allow her step-daughter to live happily ever after triggers the summoning of the Cursed Coach.
    • Also happens with the Symphony Master. It's journal entry implies that she and her daughters unwittingly summoned it and other Unversed to massacre the entire ballroom out of anger towards the Prince dancing with a disguised Cinderella.
  • Jerkass: Moreso than in the films.
  • Karma Houdini: Her famous status of this in the original movies is actually avoided here, as her last scene features her, Anastasia, and Drizella presumably killed by an Unversed.
  • Karmic Death: If the three of them died, which they arguably deserved in the first place, they were killed by the very Unversed set upon Cinderella.
  • Kill It with Fire: A fitting punishment for attempting to murder Cinderella, and what a way to start their well-deserved eternal suffering.
  • Last Name Basis: She's only known as "Lady Tremaine", as in the films.
  • Made of Evil: Has enough darkness in her heart to be considered this in the eyes of Aqua.
  • Never Say "Die": The final fate of Tremaine and her daughters is, according to Aqua, "The Darkness in their hearts overtook them." Then again, it can also just be a way to say "they brought it on themselves".
    • However, a good chunk of fans believe that they had been turned into Heartless, with Aqua's quote on their darkness overtaking them helping this theory.
  • Parental Favoritism: If it were possible, Birth by Sleep actually pushes this trope even further.
  • The Power of Hate: Tremaine's hatred towards Cinderella is what allowed her to summon the Cursed Coach. The journal entry for the Symphony Master even states it was created out of her anger for the Prince not picking one of her daughters, implying an upcoming massacre had Terra not stopped it.
  • Right-Hand Cat: Who's even a boss battle!
  • Sadist: Just LOOK at her face when the Cursed Coach tries to murder Cinderella.
  • The Unfought: Gets herself burned before Aqua could even fight her.
  • Tyrannicide: She was a tyrant to Cinderella, and is killed by the very monster that was summoned to murder her.
  • Villainous Breakdown: Lady Tremaine obviously doesn't care about what happens to her (which, because of the Grand Duke's presence, is most likely execution for murder, high treason, and witchcraft), just as long as she makes sure Cinderella is killed.


Drizella voiced by: Russi Taylor (English); Shinobu Adachi (Japanese)
Anastasia voiced by: Tress MacNeille or Gina Tuttle (English); Ayumi Kida (Japanese)
Origin: Cinderella
Appearances: Birth by Sleep

Cinderella's evil step-sisters. Sadistically and murderously cruel, they want nothing more than to bring misery to anyone they encounter, especially Cinderella herself.
  • Alpha Bitch: They are snobs, after all.
  • Arc Villain: They're one along with their mother for the Castle of Dreams.
  • Bait-and-Switch Boss: The pre-battle cutscene gives an implication that Aqua will be fighting all three Tremaines and the Cursed Coach. Instead, the Curse Coach blows them up with bombs.
  • Cain and Abel: Female examples. Drizella and Anastasia are the Cains to Cinderella's Abel. Though they didn't succeed in killing her.
  • Dark Is Evil: Their darkness is more than enough for Aqua to instantly detect, and would cause her to plan their assassination. It is implied by the Fairy Godmother and Aqua that both of them have no light in their hearts.
  • Death by Adaptation: In the movie, nothing bad happens to them. In Birth by Sleep, the get killed by the Cursed Coach.
  • Dreadful Musician: Both of them, based on their journal entries. Drizella can't sing despite the costy classes she takes, and Anastasia takes pride in her flautist skills, despite being the worst flautist ever.
  • Foil: Drizella and Anastasia are complete opposites of Cinderella in personality; she is a nice girl, while they are irredeemable jerks. While she her heart is devoid of darkness, their hearts are implied by Aqua when they are executed to be devoid of light.
  • The Glorious War of Sisterly Rivalry: Drizella and Anastasia don't get along very well, but obviously, they hate Cinderella more than they hate each other.
  • Green-Eyed Monster: Both are murderously envious to Cinderella because of her beauty.
  • Hate Sink: Alongside their mother and Clu. In fact, this is the only canon in which Anastasia is too evil to ever be redeemed.
  • Jerk With A Heart Of Jerk: And there's no chance of redemption for Anastasia now, provided that the world does not appear in subsequent games.
  • Made of Evil: It's implied that their hearts lack any light, making them foils to Cinderella, who's a Princess of Heart.
  • The Power of Hate: Their hatred towards Cinderella is what allowed them to summon the Cursed Coach and the Symphony Master, both for murderous reason.
  • Sadist: Seeing their former step-sister being attacked by the Cursed Coach really pleases them.
  • Sibling Rivalry: To each other mostly, but most heartlessly to Cinderella, to the point where they are willing to kill her after she is freed from their tyranny.
  • Slasher Smile: They both give one of these to Cinderella as they try to murder her, indicating that they've finally given into darkness without a chance of redemption.
  • The Unfought: Get themselves burned before Aqua could even fight them.
  • Villainous Breakdown: Cinderella getting her freedom from their tyranny, as well as the Prince's hand in marriage, is what caused the step-sisters to snap out of anger, jealousy and hatred.



Origin: Cinderella
Appearances: Birth by Sleep

A mean cat owned by Lady Tremaine who keeps a watchful eye out for Cinderella's mouse friends. He happens to be in the same room as one of the materials Jaq needs for Cinderella's dress, leading to Ventus having to fight to distract him.

  • Acrofatic: Despite being spoiled into being rather large, he's able to jump to the top of a wardrobe with little effort.
  • Cats Are Mean: probably the ONLY animal ever to resist Cinderella's kindness, probably because of the upbringing with Tremaine that came first.
  • Jerkass Has a Point: Despite his nasty demeanor, he was just acting on instinct in attacking jaq and Ven, both of whom are smaller, and one of whom could be considered vermin.
  • Names to Run Away from Really Fast: He's named after the devil of Judeo-Christian religions.


"The sea and all its spoils bow to my power!"
Voiced by: Pat Carroll (English), Kujira (Japanese)
Origin: The Little Mermaid
Appearances: I | Chain of Memories | II | 3D: Dream Drop Distance

A sea witch, Ursula was once a senior member of King Triton's court that was banished for for her love of Black Magic. Ursula has two pet eels, Flotsam and Jetsam, whom she refers to as her "poopsies".
  • Demoted to Extra: She's the first boss of Dream Drop Distance, and fades into the shadows following her allotted beating.
  • Even Evil Has Loved Ones: Her love of Flotsam and Jetsam, but it's downplayed in the series. When they're killed in the first game, she only briefly gives a brief look of horror before retreating, and doesn't react too much to their deaths in II.
  • Foreshadowing: Defeating her in the first game doesn't release her victims from their BalefulPolymorph. That's because she's not dead.
  • Giant Space Flea from Nowhere: In Dream Drop Distance. She's never mentioned again after her defeat. She doesn't even get a character bio!
  • I'm a Humanitarian: She tries to eat Sora and friends during her final boss battle in the original game.
  • Impaled with Extreme Prejudice: Only this time, it was by having the trident being hurled into her. Incidentally, this was originally how Ursula was going to be defeated in an early draft of the original film.
  • Large Ham: And the hamminess only gets larger when she does physically.
  • Mama Bear: To Flotsam and Jetsam. Their deaths really piss her off.
  • One-Winged Angel: In all the games she is in, she turns into a giant form of herself. Trying to defeat her in the first game when she's in that form is pretty hard.
  • Prongs of Poseidon: When she has king Triton's trident anyway.
  • Size Shifter: In all games she appears in, she becomes the giant she became at the end of The Little Mermaid.
  • Slasher Smile: In the manga.
  • Starter Villain: Of Dream Drop Distance.
  • Villainous Glutton: She tries to eat you during her second boss battle in the first game. Repeatedly.
  • Villain Song: "Ursula's Revenge" in Kingdom Hearts II, which also serves as her Boss Battle due to the mechanics of the world.
  • Wicked Witch

    Flotsam and Jetsam 

Flotsam and Jetsam

Voiced by: Corey Burton (English), Shuichio Moriyama (Japanese)
Origin: The Little Mermaid
Appearances: Kingdom Hearts I | II

A pair of twin Moray Eels who work for Ursula. They lure mermaids and men to Ursula by through persuasion, and sabotage their efforts to keep their end of the bargain
  • Creepy Monotone: They hardly ever break it unless they're attacking.
  • Creepy Twins: They share the same exact character model, with the only difference being the eye coloration.
  • Death by Adaptation: Along with their mistress in the manga. The difference being that Ursula killed them accidentally.
  • Invincible Minor Minion: They are essentially Ursula's answer to Donald and Goofy. As she revives them after a short time if they're knocked out.
  • Those Two Bad Guys: They're never seen without each other.


Glut the Shark

Origin: The Little Mermaid
Appearances: I

A ferocious shark that stalks prey through Atlantica. Sora first meets this predator when investigating the sunken ship for something related to the keyhole and it continues to fight them throughout their ventures in the world.
  • No Name Given: He didn't even get a journal entry in his only appearance, and is just called "Shark" in the official strategy guide.
  • Jump Scare: how he's introduced, it can actually hurt you if you aren't far enough away from the window he crashes through.
  • Threatening Shark: very much so, unlike Sabor (another natural predator mini boss) though, he's a tank that can easily kill you with a few direct hits.
  • Mighty Glacier: It only takes 3 to 4 hits for him to off sora, even if you've been leveling well.
  • Tail Slap: one of his attacks.
  • The Tooth Hurts: In the manga, he breaks his teeth trying to bite down on Sea-turtle!Goofy.
  • Recurring Boss: Can occassionally be found swimming by the sunken ship or (more rarely) out in the more open Undersea Valley for 15 exp. Unlike Sabor however, Glut never gets a final battle.
  • Villain Exit Stage Left: upon defeat, he'll be knocked out for a few moments before coming back into conciousness and swimming away.
  • Wake-Up Call Boss: His battles really punish those who don't pay attention.




A dashing and handsome (but also incredibly dull) hunter who was trying to court Belle (to no avail) before she got caught up with Beast. His growing frustrations at both Belle's rejections and finding out that she's in love with Beast drive him down the path of darkness to get revenge, eventually bringing about the awful Malicious Reindeer Heartless.

Intriguingly, despite having an important role in the original movie, he never appeared in his world in Kingdom Hearts II or anywhere else until X, a whopping 8 years afterward.
  • Absentee Actor: The story of II takes place before Gaston laid siege to Beast's Castle.
  • Disney Villain Death: just like in the film ...Or did he? Since the hero of the game never actually visited his world in the first place, its entirely possible he could appear again, similar to Frollo and CLU.
  • Evil Is Not a Toy: Surprisingly averted. He actually doesn't succumb to his darkness and lose himself as he's beating the Beast. Instead that darkness separates itself from him to become the Malicious Riendeer. The only other villains to do something similar were Lady Tremaine and her daughters.
  • Evil Is Petty: Just like in the film, the only real reason he has to go after Beast is because he feels he is entitled to have Belle.
  • The Fighting Narcissist: The only reason he turns to darkness AT ALL is because he thinks he's too good looking to be passed over for Beast.
  • The Unfought: The returning theme of Disney Villains being unfought in favor of a monster they brought about is revisited here.
  • Unexpected Character: By virtue of simply being left out of his world's stories for the longest time, nobody really expected him to show up so many games later.
  • Rule of Symbolism: The Heartless that is fought because of his darkness at the end of his story, The Malicious Riendeer, resembles a giant phantom version of himself from the waist-up wearing a deerskull and wielding a club. Of course, it represents how much of a monster Gaston himself has become.

Alternative Title(s): Kingdom Hearts Villains