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 127 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

Primary Villains[1]
Villain Year
The Evil Queen[2][3] 1937
Chernabog[2][3] 1940
Queen of Hearts[2] 1951
Captain Hook[2][3] 1953
Maleficent[2][3] 1959
Cruella De Vil[2][3] 1961
Ursula[2][3] 1989
Jafar[2][3] 1992
Scar[2][3][4] 1994
Hades[2][3] 1997
Dr. Facilier[5] 2009

Recurring members

Villain Year
Pete[2][6]
Big Bad Wolf[2][6]
The Lonesome Ghosts[7]
Mortimer Mouse[8]
Beagle Boys[9]
Magic Mirror[10][11]
Honest John[6]
Gideon[6]
Stromboli[2][6]
Monstro[6]
Ringmaster[12]
Pink Elephants[13]
The Headless Horseman[14]
Lady Tremaine[2]
Anastasia and Drizella Tremaine[2][7]
Lucifer[3][4]
Cheshire Cat[15][4][11][16]
Card Soldiers[10][7]
Mr. Smee[16]
Si and Am[2][3][4]
Aunt Sarah[2]
Diablo[3][17]
Jasper and Horace[7]
Madam Mim[3][2]
Shere Khan[3][2][4]
Kaa[2][7]
Edgar Balthazar[2][18]
Prince John[2][6]
Sir Hiss[2][6]
Sheriff of Nottingham[11]
Madame Medusa[2][19]
Brutus and Nero[10]
Heffalumps and Woozles[13]
Amos Slade[2]
Horned King[6][2]
Professor Ratigan[2][6]
Felicia[4]
Sykes[2]
Percival C. McLeach[2][6]
Flotsam and Jetsam[20]
Gaston[2][3]
Iago[3]
Shenzi, Banzai, and Ed[11][7]
Governor Ratcliffe[2][21]
Claude Frollo[2][11]
Pain and Panic[17][11][7]
Fates[22]
Shan Yu[3][2]
Clayton[3]
Sabor[23]
Yzma[10][16]
Kronk[22]
Lyle Tiberius Rourke[24]
Captain Gantu[25]
Dr. Jumba Jookiba[24]
John Silver[24]
Scroop[24]
Bowler Hat Guy[26][10]
Doris[10][16]
Dr. Facilier's Shadow[10]
Lawrence[27]
Mother Gothel[10][28]
Stabbington Brothers[10]
King Candy[10][29][16]
Hans[10][16][30]
Duke of Weselton[10][30]
Yokai[10][16]
Bellwether[10][31]
Tamatoa[10][32][33]
Sid Phillips[2]
Scud[10]
Hopper[2]
Molt[24]
Stinky Pete[24][9]
Emperor Zurg[16]
Randall Boggs[24][16]
Henry J. Waternoose III[24]
Bruce[24][9]
Syndrome[16]
Chick Hicks[10]
Chef Skinner[10]
AUTO[10]
Charles F. Muntz[10]
Lotso[10][16]
Miles Axlerod[10]
Professor Z[10]
Mor'du[10]
Thunderclap[10]
Ernesto de la Cruz[10]
Evelyn Deavor[10]
Dragon the Cat[10]
Br'er Fox and Br'er Bear[26]
Oogie Boogie[34]
Winifred, Mary, and Sarah Sanderson[35]
Dr. Hämsterviel[26][16]
Queen Narissa[36]
Wicked Witch of the West[37]
Ripslinger[38]
Hitchhiking Ghosts[7]

Sub-franchises

Disney's Divas of Darkness

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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

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

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 powerful and 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, Sca,r 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 appear in the mobile games Kingdom Hearts χ and Union χ, respectively.

Gallery

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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).
  • 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.
  • 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.)
    • Prince John from Robin Hood is also the uncle of the film's deuteragonist, Maid Marian.
    • 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 naive infatuation than actual love.
  • Prince John, Ursula, Jafar, Scar, Sid Phillips, Hades, Hopper, Clayton, and Hans are the only Disney Villains to have known siblings (King Richard, Morgana, Nasira, Mufasa, Hannah Phillips, Zeus & Poseidon, Molt, Lady Waltham, and the twelve princes of the Southern Isles respectively).
  • Of the fifteen primary members of the franchise, only seven are known to have died during their film: Maleficent, the Evil Queen, Ursula, Gaston, Scar, Frollo and Dr. Facilier. Jafar is killed in the sequel to Aladdin. Cruella, Hook, Tremaine, the Queen of Hearts, Hades and Yzma survive all their films.
  • Jafar, Governor Ratcliffe, Captain Hook, Lady Tremaine, Cruella, Shere Khan, Gantu and Yzma are the only villains who come 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, King Runeard and Yokai are the only villains to have permanently killed 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.
    • The Evil Queen, Captain Hook, the Queen of Hearts, Ratigan, Shan Yu, Yzma, King Candy, and Tamatoa have been referenced as having killed in their respective films, but their victims were either minor characters or were done away offscreen.

References

  1. 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.
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  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 4.4 4.5 Disney's Sinister Cats
  5. 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"
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  8. Mortimer Vinylmation
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  12. Disney's Villains' Revenge
  13. 13.0 13.1 Happy Hallowishes
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  18. Disney Villains: Big Best Book to Color
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  37. Oz the Great and Powerful (Disney Villains Edition)
  38. Planes (Disney Villains Edition)


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Members
The Evil QueenChernabogQueen of HeartsCaptain HookMaleficentCruella De VilUrsulaJafarScarHadesDr. Facilier

Other Disney Animation Villains: PeteBig Bad WolfLonesome GhostsMortimer MouseMagic MirrorHonest JohnGideonStromboliMonstroPink ElephantsRingmasterThe Headless HorsemanLady TremaineAnastasia TremaineDrizella TremaineLuciferCheshire CatCard SoldiersMr. SmeeSi and AmAunt SarahDiabloJasper and HoraceMadam MimKaaShere KhanEdgar BalthazarPrince JohnSir HissSheriff of NottinghamHeffalumpsWoozlesMadame MedusaBrutus and NeroAmos SladeHorned KingProfessor RatiganFeliciaSykesFlotsam and JetsamPercival C. McLeachGastonIagoShenzi, Banzai, and EdGovernor RatcliffeClaude FrolloPain and PanicFatesShan YuClaytonSaborYzmaLyle Tiberius RourkeCaptain GantuDr. Jumba JookibaJohn SilverScroopBowler Hat GuyDorisLawrenceDr. Facilier's ShadowMother GothelStabbington BrothersKing CandySour BillHansDuke of WeseltonYokaiBellwetherTamatoa
Pixar Villains: Sid PhillipsScudHopperMoltEmperor ZurgStinky PeteRandall BoggsHenry J. Waternoose IIIBruceSyndromeChick HicksChef SkinnerAUTOCharles F. MuntzLotsoMiles AxlerodProfessor ZMor'duThunderclapErnesto de la CruzEvelyn DeavorDragon the Cat
Other Villains: Br'er FoxBr'er BearOogie BoogieWinifred SandersonMary SandersonSarah SandersonDr. HämstervielQueen NarissaWicked Witch of the WestRipslingerHitchhiking Ghosts

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 SongsDisney Villains Songbook

Video Games: Disney Villains ChallengeDisney's Villains' Revenge
Books: Disney Villains: The Essential GuideDisney Villains: Delightfully Evil: The Creation • The Inspiration • The FascinationDisney Villains: The Essential Guide to the Evilest of Them All

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