The scariest Disney villains, ranked
Disney is known as the storyteller giant. The franchise has captured the innocence and imagination of children around the world. The same kids who grew up watching Disney movies become kids at heart and pass the magic on to their kids. Classic characters and struggles define their stories, but the values and desires they hold dear are timeless.
Stepping into a whole new world can be overwhelming and a learning experience for true heroes. What complicates and challenges their journey are villains who want the complete opposite. Self-interest turns directly into sinister machinations the scariest villains Disney has to offer.
8th The Evil Queen – Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937)
Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs introduces the Evil Queen, the envious stepmother of the title character. Jealous of Snow White’s beauty, the Evil Queen spends her days in front of the magic mirror, asking who is the fairest of them all. One day when the magic mirror tells her that Snow White is the prettiest she plans to kill her.
She sends her hunter to not only get rid of Snow White, but also to remove the young girl’s heart to put in her jewelry box. The Evil Queen even disguises herself as an old witch to give Snow White a poison apple. The Evil Queen is heartless old school.
7 Jafar – Aladdin (1992)
Aladdin presents Jafar, a diabolical political adviser and sorcerer from the Middle East. He kidnaps the street boy Aladdin to get a magic lamp from the Cave of Wonders. Since Jafar is not a diamond in the rough but a raw piece of royalty, the common boy is manipulated due to his innocence.
When Aladdin is not killed in this suicide squad, Jafar tells Princess Jasmine that Aladdin was executed. The lie was Jafar’s attempt to marry the princess to become Sultan. The power, control, and greed went to the head of the overzealous, magical miser.
6 Scar the Lion King (1994)
The Lion King follows a royal lion family that rules over the Pride Lands of Africa. Newborn lion cub Simba will inherit the kingdom from his father, King Mufasa. The latter is jealous younger brother Scar plans to overthrow him and his son. He orchestrates an onslaught of wildebeests to trample and kill Mufasa and take the throne. Scar gives a whole new meaning to a death in the family.
5 Shan Yu-Mulan (1998)
mulan sees Imperial China being invaded by the Huns and their ruthless leader, Shan Yu. With the pallor of death, Shan Yu massacres a group of soldiers and burns down a village. Before continuing through the mountains, Shan Yu intimidates and spares two captured soldiers to make a threat to the Emperor. He asks his archer how many men it takes to deliver a message and asks him to put an arrow in the back of an unfortunate soldier. The militant Disney villain marches to the beat of his own drum.
4 The Horned King: The Black Cauldron (1985)
The Black Cauldron is something mystical Adventures around the relic of the same name. The Black Cauldron has the power to summon an army of undead that the Horned King targets. He first searches for a farm boy’s pig, which sees into the future and is supposed to help him find the cauldron. The Skeletal Enemy imprisons the boy and his pig, releasing the Cauldronborn into the world. Later, the Cauldron overwhelms the Horned King and He experiences a terrible death.
3 Chernabog – Fantasy (1940)
fantasy in his fantastic live-action musical anthology begins with light-hearted animated gaming. The compositions and stories lead to the menacing devil Chernabog. Accompanied by the piece Night on Bald Mountain By Russian composer Modest Mussorgsky, Chernabog rises at midnight and calls the wicked dead to the summit of Bald Mountain. Troubled ghosts fly through the air as the haunting film score soars with them. Chernabog makes her dance and transform in the fire of his longing.
2 Maleficent – Sleeping Beauty (1959)
sleeping Beauty is a musical fantasy about European rulers having their first child, Princess Aurora. Three good fairies are invited to Aurora’s christening and present her with gifts. The evil fairy Maleficent However, being uninvited, she puts a curse on Aurora, resulting in her sudden death at the age of 16.
When one of the good fairies weakens the curse, causing Aurora to fall into a deep sleep that only true love’s kiss can break, Maleficent next kidnaps Aurora’s lover Phillip and threatens him with a centuries-long prison sentence before turning himself into a dragon transformed to fight him at the castle.
1 Claude Frollo – The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1996)
The Hunchback of Notre Dame gives viewers the puritanical and manipulative Claude Frollo. He adopts his deformed bell ringer, Quasimodo, but hides him from the public. As Minister of Justice in Paris, Claude has the express aim of eradicating the country’s immigrant Roma population.
Before he could drown the baby Quasimodo, whom he saw as a demon, and after killing Quasimodo’s Roma mother, he instead raises Quasimodo to be his own to save his immortal soul from damnation. The self-righteous and hypocritical Claude has a crush on the French Roma gypsy Esmeralda. Claude Frollo is creepy and ugly as sin.