Disney has an array of iconic villains at their disposal in both animation and live-action. Though they get a lot of recognition in pop culture, the TV side of the mouse house barely gets it’s due. So today I’ll be sharing my top 10 picks on the best Disney TV villains!
10.) Fat Cat: Chip ‘n’ Dale: Rescue Rangers
This greedy and temperamental tabby cat is a frequent antagonist to the Rescue Rangers. He’s a ruthless criminal mastermind with plans, bizarre as they are sometimes, are nevertheless dangerous and sadistic. Though, the complexity of his master plans is usually his downfall.
9.) Obake: Big Hero 6 the Series
After the events of the movie, Disney’s teen group of heroes are challenged with new baddies swarming the streets of San Fransoyko. One villain, in particular, has always been one step ahead of the team in the show’s first season. Meet the mysterious Obake. This tall, staunch, and ominous man is operated by the belief that innovation is worth every risk and sacrifice, no matter who has to fall to achieve such feats, fueling his confidence. As he prefers to work in secrecy, Obake regularly aligns himself with other criminals to use their resources to achieve his goals. He is deeply feared by his subordinates and is intolerant of failure. Should his underlings underperform in their assignments, Obake will quickly resort to killing them as punishment. If you haven’t watched the show, give the first two seasons a watch on Disney+!
8.) Toffee: Star vs The Forces of Evil
Unlike many of the more comedic and wacky villains in Star vs The Forces of Evil, Toffee stands out from the rest mostly due to his competency and serious nature. He is always in control of his situation and is incredibly duplicitous and manipulative. Toffee also displays some very sociopathic and obsessive tendencies. It’s no wonder he’s voiced by Dexter himself, Micahel C. Hall.
7.) Negaduck: Darkwing Duck
Superheroes always have their own archnemesis. Spider-Man has the Green Goblin. Batman has The Joker. The Flash has Eobard Thawne. Reed Richards has Victor von Doom and so and so forth. Darkwing Duck’s rogue’s gallery from the classic cartoon series is filled with villains far and wide, but this one hails from a universe filled with evil doppelgangers. Negaduck is the very opposite of St. Canard’s caped crusader. Unspeakably murderous, horrifically homicidal, psychotic, violent, and completely devoid of compassion and remorse; Negaduck is evil personified. He finds insidious joy in the misery of even the smallest innocent creature, hates flowers, and loves skulls.
6.) Ducktales: Magica De Spell
June Foray’s Magica De Spell from the original Ducktales is a classic, but I’ve come to appreciate the new approach in the 2017 reboot series. This time around, Magica is voiced by Doctor Who actress Catherine Tate so right there it felt like a nice reunion with David Tennant’s Scrooge McDuck. This incarnation of the character is a cruel, persistent, ambitious, and flamboyant witch who aims to steal Scrooge’s Number One Dime to become more powerful.
5.) Zhan Tiri: Tangled the Series/Rapunzel’s Tangled Adventure
Some Disney fans have been dying for a sequel on Tangled. Well here’s your sequel in the form of a TV series! The show introduces a lot more things into the kingdom of Corna like more backstory on Flynn Rider/Eugene Fitzherbert’s past, some new characters like Cassandra, history on the sun drop that gave Rapunzel her long yellow hair, and a demonic villain named Zhan Tiri. This malevolent and sinister sorceress has one goal; to gain control of the sun drop, the moonstone, and conquer all of Corna. I won’t spoil anymore on this character but definitely go and binge this series on Disney+!
4.) Bill Cipher: Gravity Falls
The town of Gravity Falls, Oregon is filled with many supernatural beings and this being is one you do not want to cross paths with. Bill Cipher is a dream demon with a penchant for chaos and destruction. Bill, quite simply, is a master manipulator able to adapt, manipulate, and deceive others through the use of flattery, promises, mind control, or dealings throughout making himself and his objective a mystery. Despite his insane and sadistic ways, Bill was affable, if not obnoxious, to others, but this is only one of the many facades of his unpredictable personality; he is willing to betray, lie, and submit others to a life of misery and torment for his own amusement and shamelessly go back on his deals through his word lineage and manner of phrases.
3.) Demona: Gargoyles
You either die a hero or you live long enough to see yourself become the villain. Demona has lived a life filled with betrayal and hatred, but she wasn’t always like that. Demona was originally very kind and caring for her clan, much like her daughter, though she did hold disdain against humans for their mistreatment of her kind. However, after her plan to free her clan from human servitude backfired, she became bitter and hateful, misplacing her own guilt onto humans in general, blaming them for her sins rather than admitting what her own actions had caused.
2.) Shego: Kim Possible
Kim Possible has dealt with a lot of criminals in her freelance hero career, but one villain has remained a constant foe. Shego is a mercenary for hire, most often shown to be in the employment of Dr. Drakken, although on occasion, has worked with and for other villains. Even though Shego is Kim’s rival, she seems to have a certain degree of fondness and respect for her foe.
1.) Dr. Doofenshmirtz
You know I honestly can’t blame the guy for wanting to be evil. If I had a rough childhood I too would want to take over the world. Anyway, this is a no brainer on why he takes the top spot. From his wacky inators to his overly dramatic backstories, what more can we say about this doof.
Tell us whose your favorite Disney TV villain? Are there any we left out on the list? Let us know in the comments below!