FANDOM


Similar to the Disney Princesses, the Disney Villains have their own franchise. The franchise consists of Disney's most well-known and beloved villains and span from various forms of media and merchandise, typically aimed at an older audience.

Members

Over its more than 90 year history, Disney has brought to life more than 125 different villains from films, sequels, television, video games, books and even the Disney theme parks. Although many different evil characters and enemies have been created, not all of them are official members of the Disney Villains franchise.

Conversely, some of the "villains" that are marketed are not necessarily villains since they do not fully agree with the primary antagonists but still cause trouble to the protagonists; Sour Bill being one such example ("villain" and "antagonist" are not the same thing).

Primary members

Note: Often cited as the most popular of the villains, these villains are seen in most, if not all, current Disney Villain related productions, merchandise, attractions, etc.

Recurring members

Sub-franchises

Disney's Divas of Darkness

Disney's Divas of Darkness

Disney's Divas of Darkness (also shortened to Disney Divas, DDD, or Disney's Bad Girls) is a sub-franchise consisting of the most recognizable female Disney Villains. It can be seen as a counterpart to the Disney Princess franchise because it too targets a female audience but consists of evil characters instead.

Members

Disney's Sinister Cats

Disney's Sinister Cats

Disneyland t-shirt featuring members of the group

Disney's Sinister Cats is a lesser known sub-franchise consisting of felines. It should be noted that several of its members were not the main antagonists of their respective films. This franchise is also known as Disney Cats, but it should be noted that the franchise does not include feline protagonists like Oliver or Thomas O'Malley under this banner.

Members

The Thirteen Reflections of Evil

The Thirteen Reflections of Evil

A poster of The Thirteen Reflections of Evil.

The Thirteen Reflections of Evil was a Disney Villain group made for the Epcot pin trading event in the September of 2013. In the story the Evil Queen found an incantation which if performed with a magic mirror on Friday the Thirteenth would summon 13 of the most evil villains from across time and space. The villains then broke the mirror and hid the thirteen shards so no one could use it against them.

Members

  1. Chernabog
  2. Maleficent
  3. The Evil Queen
  4. Jafar
  5. Ursula
  6. Cruella De Vil
  7. Dr. Facilier
  8. Hades
  9. Scar
  10. Captain Hook
  11. Queen of Hearts
  12. Gaston
  13. Oogie Boogie

Leaders

In most crossover appearances featuring the villains, a specific villain would act as the ringleader, or the central figure of the project to whom the others are (more or less) subservient.

Other media

Television specials

In the Disney's Scary Tales (1981) episode special as part of The Wonderful World of Disney, Hans Conried (voice of the Evil Queen's Magic Mirror from Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs) hosts the special with Disney Villains in eight segments including Captain Hook from Peter Pan, Edgar Balthazar the Bulter from The Aristocats, Willie the Giant from Mickey and the Beanstalk, Kaa and Shere Khan from The Jungle Book, the Evil Queen from Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, Cruella De Vil from One Hundred and One Dalmatians, Madame Medusa from The Rescuers, and Maleficent from Sleeping Beauty.

Mickey's House of Villains

The Disney Villains guest star in this House of Mouse with Jafar as the leader. He and the rest of the villains overthrow Mickey Mouse and locks all the heroes in the kitchen and kick Mickey and friends out forcing them to fight to get the club back.

Disney's Villains' Revenge

In this computer game, Captain Hook, the Evil Queen, the Queen of Hearts, and the Ringmaster change their respective stories to their own advantage.

Kingdom Hearts

The Disney Villains are antagonists in the game series, with the Disney Villain Council led by Maleficent being a prominent force. All of the members command the Heartless horde as a means of controlling their respective worlds, and in turn help Maleficent in locating the Keyblade. The council consisted of Maleficent, Pete, Jafar, Hades, Captain Hook, Oogie Boogie, and Ursula. Captain Barbossa, Scar and Riku were also members for brief periods of time. Most of the members meet their demise, although Hades, Captain Hook, and Pete are the only ones to survive; while Maleficent is later resurrected, Pete is the only one to rejoin her. In the Kingdom Hearts manga series by Shiro Amano, it is revealed that a spot on the Disney Villain Council was offered to the Cheshire Cat, though he saw their goals as beneath him and refused.

Other villains also appear in the series though not connected to the council, including Clayton, Chernabog, Shan Yu, Master Control Program, Monstro, the Evil Queen, Lady Tremaine, Gantu, Claude Frollo, CLU, Mother Gothel, Hans, Randall Boggs, and Davy Jones. Gaston and King Candy also appears in the mobile games Kingdom Hearts χ and Union χ, respectively.

Gallery

Wiki
The Disney Wiki has a collection of images and media related to Disney Villains.

Trivia

  • Almost all Disney Villains wear mostly red, black, and purple. By contrast, white, blue, and gold are the traditional "good" colors.
  • Most villains appear to have either green, yellow or black (no iris) eyes.
    • Green eyes were considered to be a sign of either magic, evil and/or witchcraft during the Middle Ages, yellow eyes are often common in animals but not humans, and villains' eyes are generally smaller than those of heroic characters and tend to not reflect any light at all, giving them a rather soulless look.
    • Occasionally, there are villains with blue eyes (Gaston), brown eyes (Stromboli, Jafar, King Candy), gray eyes (Ursula, Mother Gothel), or violet/purple eyes (Vanessa, Doctor Facilier).
  • If not counting Sid Phillips from Toy Story (due to the fact that he grew up, as revealed in Toy Story 3), Gaston from Beauty and the Beast and Hans from Frozen are currently the youngest Disney Villains to date, with Hans being 23 and Gaston being around his mid-20s. (Although as Sid was 11 years old in Toy Story and the third film takes place 11 years later, he would be 22 when he appears as an adult and therefore still younger than Hans and Gaston.)
  • Scar from The Lion King, Hades from Hercules and King Runeard from Frozen II are currently the only Disney Villains to be biologically related to the main protagonist of the movie. (Scar is Simba's uncle, Hades is Hercules' uncle and Runeard is Anna and Elsa's grandfather.)
    • Ursula from The Little Mermaid was originally intended to be Ariel's aunt.
    • In the novel Tarzan of the Apes, Clayton was Tarzan's biological cousin.
  • Edgar Balthazar from The Aristocats seems to have more morality than most Disney Villains. When he was getting rid of Duchess and her kittens, he could've just killed them, but he chose to abandon them in the woods.
  • Prince John from Robin Hood and Governor Ratcliffe from Pocahontas are the only Disney Villains to be based on actual people.
  • Hades is presumably the oldest of the Disney Villains, being an immortal god. Mother Gothel from Tangled, while she's not immortal, is presumably the oldest human Disney Villain.
  • Gaston, Jafar and Judge Claude Frollo are currently the only three male Disney Villains to have an obsession with the female lead of their respective films (Belle for Gaston, Jasmine for Jafar, and Esmeralda for Frollo).
    • In deleted versions of The Lion King, Scar was to fall into lust with Nala at one point.
  • Maleficent is currently the only Disney Villain to serve as the protagonist of their own theatrical feature film.
  • Captain Hook from Peter Pan is the only villain to be a part of the Disney Adventurers line-up.
  • Dr. Facilier is the first black Disney Villain.
  • Amos Slade and John Silver are so far the only Disney Villains who redeem and learn the errors of their ways.
    • However, Shere Khan was originally intended to reform in the cancelled third Jungle Book movie, whereas King Candy was at one point considered to reform as well when he and Turbo were conceived as different characters.
  • Hans is the first Disney Villain to be a love interest to a Disney protagonist. However, it might not count, since Hans never really loved Princess Anna in the first place, and Anna's interest in Hans was more like a naïve infatuation than actual love.
  • Ursula, Jafar, Scar, Hades, Clayton, and Hans are the only Disney Villains to have known siblings (Morgana, Nasira, Mufasa, Zeus & Poseidon, Lady Waltham, and the twelve princes of the Southern Isles respectively).
  • Of the eleven primary members of the franchise, only five are known to have died during their film: Maleficent, the Evil Queen, Ursula, Scar, and Dr. Facilier. Jafar is killed in the sequel to Aladdin. Cruella, Hook, the Queen of Hearts, and Hades survive all their films.
  • Jafar, Governor Ratcliffe, Captain Hook, Lady Tremaine, Cruella, Shere Khan, Gantu and Yzma are the only villains who back as the main antagonist in a sequel of their films.
  • Music plays a significant part in the role of a Disney Villain. Villains engaging in song and dance traces all the way back to 1940's Pinocchio, with Honest John's "Hi-Diddle-Dee-Dee", though the staple was truly popularized as a centerpiece of a Disney animated musical with Ursula's "Poor Unfortunate Souls" in 1989. However, whether they perform a song or not, villains are commonly represented by a leitmotif featured in the scores of their respective film. These villains include:
  • Man, Scar, Clayton, Dr. Facilier, Yokai and King Runeard are the only villains to permanently kill off a major character in their respective films.
    • An argument could be made for the Headless Horseman, who possibly killed Ichabod Crane when the former spirited the latter away. However, Ichabod's final fate was left ambiguous.
    • If we count the Pixar villains, Ernesto de la Cruz is one of them.

References

  1. 1.00 1.01 1.02 1.03 1.04 1.05 1.06 1.07 1.08 1.09 1.10 1.11 1.12 1.13 1.14 1.15 1.16 1.17 1.18 1.19 1.20 1.21 1.22 1.23 1.24 1.25 1.26 1.27 1.28 1.29 1.30 1.31 1.32 1.33 1.34 1.35 1.36 Smith, Dave. Disney Archive's List of Disney Villains. Disney Archives. Disney. Archived from the original on April 2, 2010. Retrieved on February 20, 2017.
  2. 2.00 2.01 2.02 2.03 2.04 2.05 2.06 2.07 2.08 2.09 2.10 2.11 2.12 2.13 2.14 2.15 2.16 2.17 2.18 Disney Villains Panorama
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 Disney's Sinister Cats
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 Disney Villains Monopoly
  5. 5.00 5.01 5.02 5.03 5.04 5.05 5.06 5.07 5.08 5.09 5.10 File:Disney Villains Valentinee.jpg
  6. Friday the 13th Mischief is Bi-Coastal at Disney Parks "Notorious Disney villains, including Maleficent, Captain Hook and Hades will host a wicked dance party"
  7. 7.00 7.01 7.02 7.03 7.04 7.05 7.06 7.07 7.08 7.09 7.10 File:Villian02-500.jpg
  8. 8.0 8.1 8.2 8.3 8.4 8.5 8.6 8.7 8.8 Mickey's House of Villains
  9. Mortimer Vinylmation
  10. 10.0 10.1 File:Villaintines 2016-613x1004.jpg
  11. Disney's Villains' Revenge
  12. 12.0 12.1 12.2 Happy Hallowishes
  13. Villain Sculpture
  14. 14.0 14.1 File:DizVillainsPostcard.jpeg
  15. Disney Villains: Big Best Book to Color
  16. The Rescuers (Disney Villains Edition)
  17. Disney Villains Stained Art
  18. Pocahontas (Disney Villains Edition)
  19. 19.0 19.1 Villains Tonight!
  20. Lilo & Stitch (Disney Villains Edition)
  21. 21.0 21.1 21.2 21.3 Unleash the Villains
  22. Sorcerers of the Magic Kingdom
  23. Tangled (Disney Villains Edition)
  24. Disney Villains painting
  25. 25.0 25.1 Hans Villains Pin
  26. Official Disney Villains Instagram
  27. Official Disney Villains Instagram
  28. Enchanted (Disney Villains Edition)


v - e - d
Disney Villains Logo
Members
The Evil QueenLady TremaineQueen of HeartsCaptain HookMaleficentCruella de VilUrsulaGastonJafarScarHadesDr. Facilier

Other Members: PeteBig Bad WolfLonesome GhostsMortimer MouseHonest JohnGideonStromboliThe CoachmanMonstroChernabogPink ElephantsRingmasterThe Headless HorsemanAnastasia TremaineDrizella TremaineLuciferCheshire CatMr. SmeeSi and AmAunt SarahDiabloJasper and HoraceMadam MimKaaShere KhanEdgar BalthazarPrince JohnSir HissSheriff of NottinghamHeffalumpsWoozlesMadame MedusaAmos SladeHorned KingProfessor RatiganFeliciaSykesFlotsam and JetsamPercival C. McLeachIagoShenzi, Banzai, and EdGovernor RatcliffeClaude FrolloPain and PanicFatesShan YuClaytonSaborYzmaKronkCaptain GantuBowler Hat GuyDorisLawrenceMother GothelThe Stabbington BrothersKing CandySour BillHansDuke of WeseltonYokaiBellwetherTamatoaBr'er FoxBr'er BearOogie BoogieDr. HämstervielQueen NarissaHitchhiking Ghosts
Pixar Villains: Sid PhillipsHopperEmperor ZurgRandall BoggsHenry J. Waternoose IIISyndromeLotsoMor'duErnesto de la Cruz
Guest Villains: Sarah SandersonWinifred SandersonMary Sanderson

Disney Parks
Celebrate A Dreams Come True ParadeCelebrate the MagicCinderella Castle Mystery TourClub VillainDisney's FantillusionDisney's Maleficious Halloween PartyDisney's Not-So-Scary Halloween ShowDisney's Once Upon a Dream ParadeDisney Dreams!Disney's Stars 'n' Cars... As Never Seen BeforeFantasmic!Feel the MagicFrightfully Fun ParadeGlow in the Park Halloween ParadeHappy HallowishesHocus Pocus Villain SpelltacularInferno Dance PartyIt's Good To Be Bad With The Disney VillainsIt's Good to Be Bad Villainous CelebrationIt's Party Time... with Mickey and Friends... and the Disney VillainsMickey's Boo-to-You Halloween ParadeMickey and his Magic Halloween NightRe-Villains! Halloween ParadeSorcerers of the Magic KingdomThe Disney Villains Halloween ShowtimeThe Nightmare ExperimentThe Villains WorldUnleash the VillainsVillains GardensVillainy in the SkyVillains Mix and MingleVillains Night Out!Villains Tonight!WishesWorld of Color
Media
Mickey's House of VillainsOnce Upon a HalloweenDescendantsDescendants 3Disney Villains: Simply Sinister Songs

Video Games: Disney Villains ChallengeDisney's Villains' Revenge
Books: Disney Villains: The Essential GuideDisney Villains: Delightfully Evil: The Creation • The Inspiration • The Fascination

Start a Discussion Discussions about Disney Villains

Community content is available under CC-BY-SA unless otherwise noted.

Fandom may earn an affiliate commission on sales made from links on this page.

Stream the best stories.

Fandom may earn an affiliate commission on sales made from links on this page.

Get Disney+