Not all Disney Villains are created equal, some are just naturally more badass than others. Here’s our tribute to Disney’s
Coolest most Badass animated villains. Enjoy!
#5: Shan Yu (Mulan)
Death by fireworks? That’s already a pretty badass way to keel. Even after Mulan blew up the side of a mountain causing an avalanche, he still popped out of the snow like a daisy, psychically called his falcon back and left the mountain unscathed. He hijacked a Chinese parade undetected by the Chinese Imperial Army. He self-lit the warning torches on the Great Wall of China to warn the entire country of his presence. And he uses a gnarled sword.
#4: Jafar (Aladdin)
Turned into a sorcerer, then a cobra, then an all-powerful genie. Frankly, anyone who can put up with Iago as a sidekick deserves a spot on this list. He’s probably killed many street rats in his search for the “diamond in the rough.” Giant lion head says no, and away they go. He carries a freaking cobra staff that he can use for mind control. And he even survives the first film.
#3: Ursula (The Little Mermaid)
Basically sold poor unfortunate souls for power. Who keeps a garden of shriveled souls? Only a badass does. She is apparently the only giant (mer)octopus in the entire ocean who has two pet eels to do her bidding (can’t have birds underwater). She can steal voices and turn herself into a beautiful maiden. If real giant octopus aren’t scary enough, one who can make herself as large as an iceberg might be.
#2: Maleficient (Sleeping Beauty)
Crashes a newborn’s birthday party and curses her with DEATH. All because they didn’t invite her to join the celebration. Talk about a massive grudge. It might be a requirement for villains to have some sort of pet bird as a sidekick, because Maleficient has a black raven to spy on Aurora for her. She can transform herself into a fire-breathing dragon and nothing is more kickass than a dragon. The bird + sorceress staff + horned headdress makes her the most badass female villain on this list.
#1: Chernabog (Fantasia)
Quite possibly the only character that terrified me as a child and still gives me the chills now. He could probably eat Maleficent for dessert. He basically called upon his demon minions to have a demon dance
revolution party and threw them into pits of fire when he was through with them. If that isn’t BA, then I don’t know what is.
Honorable Mentions: Cruella de Vil (101 Dalmatians) and Judge Claude Frollo (The Hunchback of Notre Dame)
These two aren’t necessarily the most BA, but quite possibly the most crazy villains ever. Cruella de Vil wanted the fur of 99 cute, adorable puppies and 2 adult dalmatians. Judge Claude Frollo would have burned down the entire city of Paris to snuff out one gypsy, Esmeralda, and force her to choose him or death.
Who do you think are the most BA villains?
Until our next adventure,