Villain Song / Fan Works
- In the Bleach fandom, Humble Shopkeeper has one of the characters declaring she wants a villain song to "underline [her] bad-ass-ery". It involves the line "I'll paint the moon red with his blood", a chorus of wolves and evil laughter. Since it takes place in a realistic setting, it's pretty much as weird as it sounds.
- "Kira", a Death Note Filk Song to the tune of Michael Jackson's "Thriller".
- Portal 2
- Miracle of Sound gives us Joker's Song, based on his Arkham City incarnation. It mostly waxes lyrical about how he and Batman are Not So Different.
- In one of the Haunted Mansion and the Hatbox Ghost fanfics, the Hatbox Ghost (who isn't really a villain, but was quite an Anti-Villain in some stories) is granted by a parody of Scar's song, "Be Prepared", with new lyrics.
- Despite Touhou containing reams of fantastic music, none of them are songs, and calling any of the enemies villains is not quite accurate; however, that hasn't stopped the fandom from giving some of the antagonists their own Villain Songs based on their respective leitmotifs:
- It's only written lyrics for now, but BEN gets a fan-made Major General Villain Song here, detailing his victory over Jadusable's sanity and promising the same fate for everyone following the story.
- The Legend Of Spyro: A New Dawn:
- Cyros gets "Into The Great Unknown", which she uses to scare her brother Pyrus into aiding her Evil Plan. Later on, she gets "Let Your Secrets Out", where she uses her powers to cause Cynder and Ember's hidden feelings to come to the surface. She also gets a short spell later on that transfers Empress Tyrania's energy into a jewel she can use. Justified in that she is an egotistical music lover and a Evil Diva who uses songs to cast spells.
- Cyros gets one more during the Finale called "Welcome To Your Final Show", which is pretty much a straight up Villain Song about how she intends to kill her brother and Ember, all the while using her Musical Assassin powers to try and do so. She was Drunk on the Dark Side at the time, so naturally she's more hammy than usual.
- Decks Fall Everyone Dies plays this straight and sort of subverts it. Duke gets a villain song in which he gloats about how he reigns over everyone using dice games and sexiness, but in the very same song, he hints at a nagging sense of guilt over it.
- Of course, CRISIS: Equestria features Red Velvet—Pinkie Pie's Evil Counterpart—performing Scream, Scream, Scream, a corruption of Pinkie's Smile Song that details Red's love of inspiring terror in ponies and general sadism.
- Pony POV Series:
- Princess Gaia, Fluttershy's Superpowered Evil Side and the second Big Bad gets two. The first is a ponyified version of "Come Little Children" from Hocus Pocus and the second is a Dark Reprise of Fluttershy's "So Many Wonders" song, telling how her world is safe and perfect and no one will ever have to leave it... And will forget their old lives entirely. It also serves a purpose, as she's an Evil Diva who can trap ponies through song.
- Discord has gotten several. His father, Havoc got one called "Here's To Chaos" as well.
- Nightmare Mirror, Applejack's Alternate Universe Superpowered Evil Side eventually got one that details her motives.
- The same author also wrote one for Loneliness, Trixie's Enemy Within. See it here.
- This piece of Recursive Fanfiction gives one to Nightmare Granfalloon, Pinkie's potential Superpowered Evil Side. Fittingly, the song is basically a psychotic version of Pinkie's "Smile, Smile, Smile". While they didn't write the fanfic, the same person who wrote the above two also wrote this one.
- Said author has also recently written one for Strife, Discord's sister and the Final Boss of the "Generational Transitions" arc. It talks about how she will exterminate you and there's nothing you can do about it, but it also urges you to Do Not Go Gentle, and fight back so you can die with honor knowing you did everything you could to stop her.
- The Nameless Passenger sings a version of "What Once Was Mine" when she finally makes herself known called "Walking of the Endless Wheel". According to the song writer, it was intended to emphasize her status as a Fallen Hero and Dark Messiah by being a song that, in any other context, would be heroic but is made a Villain Song due to who's singing it.
- Earlier in "Off Da Rails" Dark World!Discord and Fluttercruel, in Sparkler's body, have one inspired by Joker's Song called "Disharmonious Duet" about the love of sadistic games both share though given The Reveal, Discord was likely only singing along for her sake.
- In the Shining Armor arc, Makarov gets one where he brags about how awesome he is and that he will soon conquer Equestria and force Princess Cadence to be his bride. Parodied because Shining Armor gets bored and stops paying attention halfway through, but the full song can be read here.
- Strife gets one in Bright Eyes' Gaiden story called "The Key to Survival in a Very Deadly World" based off "The Secret of Survival in a Very Nasty World" about how Bright Eyes (a filly at the time) has wondered into dangerous woods and if the coyotes chasing her kill her its simply nature's way. The "Villain" part is debatable because to the Personification of Natural Selection, that's exactly right, but it's still suitably menacing.
- Cruel Eyes/D___t's Shadow of Existence gets one in Part 6 of Bright Eyes' Gaiden as well in the form of a Dark Reprise of Bright Eyes' "In the Forest" song from My Little Pony Tales in an attempt to convince Bright Eyes she subconsciously wished for the apocalypse to happen, in an attempt to drive her over the Despair Event Horizon so he could consume her infant Concept and become real again.
- Chrysalis, being a diva (but not an Evil Diva), gets multiple songs throughout her Origins Episode and the Wedding Arc, including at least one variant of "This Day Aria" from canon.
- Umbra Breeze, one of the main villains of the Rumors Arc, gets a version of Terror Time about the grim dark hell hole he and his allies have twisted the world into. While he's not shown singing it, Word of God confirms it was him.
- In one episode of the noncanon "Pinkie Pie's Fourth-Wall Variety Show" (what amounts to a series of Just for Fun chapters composed of audience contributions to tide over while chapters are being worked on), a revived Hydia gets a version of "Wicked Ways" from 'Lion of Oz' while fighting Twilight and Shining Armor with an army of monsters. It's also referenced that Hydia had the original Villain Song in MLP.
- My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic:
- We give you "The Moon Rises", Nightmare Moon's Villain Song, a glorious achievement of brony music. She's gotten others as well, such as in this comic, where she sings a modified version of "Be Prepared" (and performed here).
- The same artist made this one (among others) for an Alicorn Amulet wielding Prince Blueblood.
- Many fan songs have been written for Discord.
- The extremely popular "Daddy Discord" is another, which also lets Screwball get in on the action. And how!
- Blame Canterlot!
- "Trixie's Show" from the fanfic "A Musical About a Musical" lets the GREAT AND POWERFUL TRIXIE get in on the action.
- And now one for the Diamond Dogs.
- And a really good one about the cockatrice from Stare Master, in which he gloats about how much he loves taking ponies for granite. Until Fluttershy gets her hooves on him, of course.
- King Sombra does not get many fanmade Villain Songs because he is more like a force of nature than a proper character. However, Crossing The Line is very powerful and intimidating, fitting the evil king.
- Eurobeat Brony's "Batty" is one of these for Flutterbat.
- A pretty menacing one for Lord Tirek.
- Injustrial is a brony who makes aggrotech songs with a horrifyingly distorted growl, so songs written from the point of view of villains both canon and fanon are kind of his thing:
- Even Diamond Tiara has gotten one!
- Big Name Fans BlackGryph0n and Baasik team up with MLP voice actress Michelle Creber to put together a delightful villain song called "Getting Stronger". Sung from the perspectives of Queen Chrysalis, Lord Tirek and King Sombra as a Big Bad Ensemble, it's exactly what it sounds like—the three villains have been defeated, but are biding their time for their inevitable returns, at which point, they intend to show the heroes just how much stronger they have become...
"I won't stop fighting 'cause I'm not done yet
You're gonna regret, this time I won't let you forget
You're not gonna get away this time
I'll strike when you're blind
You'll awake just to find you are mine!
You thought you won, thought the battle was over
But I (I) I (I) Keep getting stronger!
Enjoy your freedom, it won't last much longer
'Cause I (I) I (I) am just getting stronger!"
- Tumblr user Megan Phntm Grl has recorded a villain song for Loki circa The Avengers entitled "Bow to Me". It is, appropriately enough, based on "Der Letzte Tanz" from Elisabeth (listed below in the Theatre section).
- Getting Back on Your Hooves has one for Checker Monarch called "Through My Eyes", an "I Am" Song detailing her worldview and manipulative mindset. It's also a Dark Reprise of Trixie's earlier song "Through New Eyes", fitting, as they're actually sisters.
- "Through My Eyes" gets a reprise in a later chapter, where Checker details her motives for trying to ruin Trixie. She's extremely self-centered, and has always been jealous whenever anypony (especially their father) paid more attention to Trixie then to her, so is determined to ruin her. In case you hadn't realized it yet, both versions of the song really sell the fact that she's a sociopath.
- She gets another song in chapter ten called "Checkmate" where, following her Villainous Breakdown, she declares that she's not finished with Trixie yet and will ruin her. It gets a reprise at the end of the chapter after she's successfully forced a Sadistic Choice on Trixie that leaves her with nothing.
- Her part of the group song "The World I Want To Live In" in chapter 11.
- Flames and Twilight has one for Chrysalis and some of her Changelings as they sang a parody of Under the Sea.
- A few songs have popped up in Calvin At Camp episodes, notably the movie parodies. To name some...
- "Destroy All That's in My Path," a parody of "Poor Unfortunate Souls," sung by the Volleyball of Terror.
- "Darkling," a parody of "Gaston," sung by the ghosts from Ghost Master.
- "Why Me/Double D Reprise," a parody of "Why Me" and "Prince Ali Reprise," sung by Bowser.
- "You'll Never Beat This Boss," a parody of "You're Only Second Rate," also sung by Bowser.
- "Go After Other Guys," a parody of "Kidnap the Sandy Claws," sung by the Kankers.
- Inner Demons incorporates Adam Lambart's "For Your Entertainment" as a villain song for the Face Heel Turned Sweetie Belle, who sings it as she's using her Magic Music to brainwash every stallion in Fillydelphia and sending them after the heroes.
- Hivefled's Tumblr features some fan-created filks, including two from the Grand Highblood's point of view, to the tunes of Angelspit's As It Is In Heaven and The Decemberists' Odalisque.
- An interesting example occurs in Chapter 2 of In Brightest Day. Right after gaining the Green Lantern Ring, Applejack is confronted by Ruby, Mitta, and a recently corrupted Granny Smith. During the fight the trio proceeds to sing "With Me" to further hammer in how hopeless her situation is and how she should just surrender. However at certain points of the song Applejack sings her own lyrics during the fight, and eventually takes over the entire song near the end, having it pertain to the fact that she won't surrender as she successfully defeats the trio.
- Secrets and Lies brings us "Everypony Ought to Be Afraid", a parody of "Everybody Ought to Have a Maid", courtesy of Topsy Turvy, gloating about the impending return of Discord while starting a riot in a mental hospital and attempting to drive Fluttershy to suicide.
- The majority of "Carnival Cat vs Ponyville", a song centering around the title character's attack on Ponyville and her attempts to convince Big Macintosh to be her husband, for the Carnival Cat herself. The only parts not song by her are by the foals she's brought under her power and the Bearers facing off and defeating her with the Elements of Harmony.
- This Simpsons version of Return of the Jedi features Emperor Burns, Darth Homer, and Moff Smitherrod (with a cameo by Richard Nixon's head) trying to turn Bart Simpwalker to the Dark Side by singing "The Dark Side Man Can," a parody of "The Garbage Man Can" song from the episode "Trash of the Titans", which was itself a parody of "The Candy Man" from Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory.
- The only song in The Lion King Adventures was Hago's rendition of "You're Only Second Rate." Here it is.
- Cherylbytes of Das Sporking wrote "Onward, Sueish Soldiers" about Mary Sues
- About half of the songs in the Persona 4 Musical count as this, most for Shadows or for Adachi, Izanami and Ameno-Sagiri.
- Despite being an Adorkable Cute Clumsy Girl in canon, Princess Anna has three of her own for an alternate continuity where she is an Enfant Terrible :
- The first is not necessarily a new song in itself per se, but it is a horror remix of "Do You Want to Build a Snowman?". While it of course has the same lyrics as the original, the distorted Voice of the Legion tone makes it this because it's not certain if it's the real Anna, or a malevolent entity pretending to be Anna and trying to manipulate Elsa for fun. Tumblr came up with an in-universe plot for that song, involving Anna dying from her accident at the beginning of the film and comes back as an undead wight who stalks Elsa.
- The other is a parody of the same song, called "Will You Help Me Hide a Body?". A longer adaption of a one-verse version, this song involves Anna becoming a serial killer, likely because of the accident messing with her head, and eventually killing her parents, implying that she plans to kill Elsa next. If the comments on the video are anything to go by, another song parody and a fanfic set in that continuity are set to follow.
- Another parody now released is a version of Let It Go called "Let Them Run", taking place after "Will You Help Me Hide a Body?". This one is much more blatant as a Villain Song, as not only does Anna rejoice over having only Elsa know of her murders all these years before killing her parents and Elsa soon after, but she also joyfully sings over the fact that she likes chasing after her victims and watching them uselessly run before she kills them.
- Keeping with the What Could Have Been in regards to the film, we now have "They Let Go", a villain song for Elsa, had the movie gone through with the plot of her being a redeemable villain.
- The evil twin gets a long one in Dusk's Dawn, which doubles as an Info Dump, when the De Noir's son goes into the library.
- Giovanni gets one to the tune of "Prince Ali" courtesy of a band of Team Rocket cosplayers.
- Bowser gets one to the tune of Portal's Signature Song.
- A pretty awesome, Disney-style one was made for Dolores Umbridge.
- TheLivingTombstone wrote a song from the viewpoint of the murderous animatronics of Five Nights at Freddy's.
- A surprisingly upbeat one for Cell. Despite the upbeat nature of the song, some of the lines still manage to be pretty terrifying.
I love this power that I've found
Ate everyone in Ginger Town.
No remains when you look around.
- "Gendo's Paradise", a Boastful Rap sung from the perspective of Gendo Ikari.
- Steven Universe:
- Bill Cipher from Gravity Falls has had a couple of fan-made villain songs:
- A Youtube artist named Madame Macabre made one called deCIPHER, in which Bill behaves charismatically while offering to make a deal. The funny part? She's female, and Bill is male!
- A Stronger than You parody made by a fan named Emery can be found here.
- Yandere Simulator:
- Princess Rizu has a song called "Senpai Baby", which is about Yandere-chan's obsession and violent tendencies.
- iHasCupquake also made such a song, "Notice Me Senpai."
- MandoPony, a frequent filk singer, has done quite a few villain songs for various games:
- DA Games has "It's Time To Die" for Springtrap, as well as "I'm The Purple Guy" for the child killer who became Springtrap, and "Break My Mind" for the Nightmare Animatronics.
- This video has a vocal cover of the battle theme Megalovania that definitely qualifies as one for Chara. In their fight against Sans, they’re portrayed as the chaotic and bloodthirsty Big Bad of the game.
- Undertale The Musical has a few good ones based off the background music of the game:
- Flowey gets "Your Best Friend", which fitting his status in the game, sounds like something from Barney...as the lyrics become all about his his belief about the world and how he's going to kill the child. He gets a reprise later on about how he believes eventually the hero will have no choice but to eventually kill someone.
- Mettaton, being Mettaton, gets four. The first is "Metal Crusher", detailing his Deadly Game he's going to put the protagonist through with a healthy dose of narcissism. Next is the second, "Mettaton Medley", where he makes several attempts to kill the protagonist. Then comes the third song, "Metal Crusher Reprise", where he reveals what was really going on and that his real motives are different from what he let the child believe. His fourth is Death By Glamour, an "I Am Great!" Song that could easily be a Bragging Theme Tune.
- Muffet gets "Spider Dance", with accompaniment from Flowey (who has more appearances here than he did in the game).
- Asgore gets "Bergentrückung", an epic song that manages to both be majestic and intimidating, but also tragic and sorrowful. Considering Asgore's character, it also doubles as a Villainous Lament, reflecting his guilt and remorse over what he's done. Particularly when he briefly entertains the thought of giving up and returning to Toriel, but decides I've Come Too Far.
- The Final Boss gets "Your Best Nightmare" after going One-Winged Angel and becoming Omega Flowey, which is every bit as gleefully psychopathic as one would expect. Somehow, the fact that it maintains the same Lyrical Dissonance as his other songs make it creepier than other lyrical versions of the song that have been made. The final portion is basically a Villainous Breakdown in song form as the human souls rebel and help Frisk turn the tables on him.
- "Hopes and Dreams" for Asriel Dreemurr about how he will reset time over and over so he and "Chara" can fight for all eternity. Over time it gradually devolves into Asriel singing Why Won't You Die? as Frisk just won't fall until Frisk hijacks the song.
- Anarchy, the Titan-God of Chaos, gets this as his introduction in "Justice League: The Second Chance". The League is in a tense situation with a villain when Anarchy ambles in, singing Little Drops of Poison and letting the League and the audience know they are dealing with something completely different.
- The Protomen has "The Hounds" from Act II, a jazzy swing number where Dr. Wily gloats about having framed Dr. Light for murder as part of his plot to take over the world.
- In Ponies and Dragons:
- Queen Chrysalis gets a version of "I'm the Bad Guy", gloating to Starlight Glimmer about how much worse she is than how Starlight was, and strongly refuting any suggestion she could be redeemed.
- She later gets a version of "My Lullaby" while preparing her endgame from the season 6 finale.
- The My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic audio fanfic Princess Trixie Sparkle features several musical numbers, so naturally it has a few villain songs:
- "Revenge" is sung between Trixie and Astelle, Luna and Celestia's evil older sister. In it, Astelle tries to convince Trixie to team up with her and get her the Alicorn Amulet.
- Most of the songs in the Gingerverse. They are pretty awesome too, specifically:
- Right from Seoul
- Norway's Fjords
- Saranghaeyo Germany
- Dear Scandinavia
- My Darling Iceland
- My Russia
- The World Isn't All Nice
All 3 of the Soviet Villain songs:
- I'm Your Darling
- Evil is Beautiful
- How to be Evil
- The Romania Song
- The Song of Berlin
- Slavic Beauty
- European Love
Other villain songs:
- What is the Problem with that Ugly Fool?- Ava Vegard and Anna Korview
- Helen's Rant- Helen Torres
- Revenge- Heather Jonaitis
- "Confrontation" is a duet between Luna and Astelle. Astelle tries to convince Luna to join her side and betray Celestia. It doesn't work.