The 100 Greatest Pop Culture Villains of All Time

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by Brian Morin on August 12, 2012

in Lists, Movies, Television

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100. Gordon Gekko (Wall Street)

“We make the rules, pal… Now you’re not naive enough to think we’re living in a democracy, are you buddy? It’s the free market. And you’re a part of it. You’ve got that killer instinct. Stick around pal, I’ve still got a lot to teach you.”


99. Evil Queen (Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs)

“Mirror, mirror on the wall. Who is fairest of them all?”


98. The Trinity Killer (Dexter)

“Trinity is a husband… a father. He’s… like me.”


97. Stefano DiMera (Days of Our Lives)


96. Dr. Claw (Inspector Gadget)

“I’ll get you next time Gadget!”


95. Sylar (Heroes)

I’m a natural progression of the species. Evolution is a part of nature, and nature kills. Simple, right?


94. Ra’s Al Ghul (DC Universe, Batman)

The advantage is mine. I have eternity… and Batman must win every single time… While I need win but once.”


93. The Master (Doctor Who)

“Laser Screwdriver. Who’d have sonic? And the best part is he isn’t dead for long, I get to kill him again!”


92. Jack Torrance (The Shining)

“Little pigs, little pigs, let me come in. Not by the hair of your chiny-chin-chin? Well then I’ll huff and I’ll puff, and I’ll blow your house in.”


91. Scar (The Lion King)

“I killed Mufasa!”

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Fogs August 13, 2012 at 8:53 am


Technicality at this point?

But Jack Torrance isn’t a villain, he’s CLEARLY the hero of that movie.

Common mistake though. 😀

Howie Decker August 13, 2012 at 9:45 am

As editor, I’ll take the heat for that one. I looked at a few other lists around the internet (top 100 comic book villains, top TV villains, etc) and most of the top movie villain lists had Torrance not only listed, but very high. Although he didn’t make our initial cut, I added him for fear of it being viewed as a major oversight. I totally see your point though – if my wife sounded like Wendy Torrance I’d have hunted her down a long time ago…

Firefly Cobra September 13, 2012 at 1:28 pm

All you guys can kiss my ass! I should have been on this list…NEWMAN, really!!!!!

Howie Decker September 14, 2012 at 10:11 am

It was heartbreaking to leave you off, but we did it to inspire you to be an even nastier villain and come back to take the top spot in 2013. You can do it.

handsybroad January 20, 2013 at 4:50 pm

Oh man, way to have The Master and Stefano DiMera already! Great list so far

Howie Decker January 21, 2013 at 11:56 am

Is Stefano still on Days? He was the DEAL back when I watched it in the late 90s

kate dale February 10, 2016 at 8:11 pm


This list sucks April 6, 2019 at 3:09 am

This is the most shit list I’ve ever seen… full of random and scattered villains who don’t belong. Where’s Davy Jones from Pirates of the Caribbean, or even fuckin Cutler Beckett/Black Beard/etc. way better than the villain from PHINEAS AND FERB. Jesus Christ almighty.

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