How Many Fictional Super Villains Can You Identify?

By: Jody Mabry

The main villain from “He-Man and the Masters of the Universe,” Skeletor had a perfect evil laugh and a bunch of weird friends, such as Beast-Man, Trap Jaw, and Clawful. After his face was melted off by magical acid, he adopted the new name, but never really learned to wear more clothes to protect himself.

Who can forget the scene with Bond strapped to a table, with the laser headed straight for his crotch? Goldfinger is a classic!

If you think Hades is trying to sell you something, you may be right. His personality is the creation of James Woods. He went in to his audition for Hades and portrayed him as a used car salesmen, selling not only his voice, but his ideas for Hade's personality.

A famous antagonist in the DC Animated Universe, The Joker served as the main antagonist in many Batman movies and cartoons. After he was knocked into a chemical vat at the Ace Chemicals Factory, he turned into a ruthless, sadistic maniac with white skin, green hair, and bright red lips.

Jaws is one of the only villains to have menaced Bond twice -- once in The Spy Who Loved Me and once in Moonraker.

Extremely vain and determined to win at all costs, Vegeta is the popular manga character created by Akira Toriyama. Later in the series, he reluctantly unites with others, becoming an antihero, and later, he acts like one of the heroes.

Oddjob was deadly with a hat, famously removing the head of a statue with a thrown bowler. He was played by professional wrestler Harold Sakata.

Even though this demon is very weird-looking (by the way, does anyone know why he is wearing a Santa Claus-like dress and high heels?), he can be really dangerous!

Most people do not want to be known as terrible. But for Pat Carroll, playing the evil sea witch was one of her favorite parts. She loved it so much, that she voiced the character multiple times, including the TV show and video game.

This evil villain from "The Simpsons" can be both smart and naive. Even though he graduated from Yale University, he worked as a non-speaking sidekick on Krusty the Clown's TV show and hated his job with all his heart. He was later ent to prison for an attempt to frame his co-worker for robbery.

Zokas, also known as Renard or The Anarchist, is the villain in The World is Not Enough. Robert Carlyle played this role.

Meet Aku - the main antagonist of Samurai Jack. While he doesn't look too scary, he is an evil demon who ruled the world for centuries. You probably also remember the daughters of Aku - seven human-demon hybrid women, whose main purpose in life was to kill Samurai Jack.

Jafar sports the usual colors of a villain. All Disney villains wear black, purple, red, or a combination of those colors, to represent the darkness.

The exceptionally deadly May Day worked for and was romantically involved with fellow Bond villain Max Zorin, played by Christopher Walken in A View to a Kill, but eventually she had a change of heart. Actress Grace Jones played the part.

Charles Burns, voiced by Harry Shearer, appears a lot in the animated TV series, "The Simpson." He is an embodiment of popular stereotypes about corporate America, so this elderly man is greedy, selfish, cruel, and cares only about money.

In true villain fashion, when playing Maleficent, Angelina Jolie's costume was so scary that none of the actors hired to play young princess Aurora would stand by her. So Jolie's daughter played the part. Maleficent's dress in the original fils was supposed to make her look like the most evil of villains.

Megatron was not always a powerful and evil machine. In many ways, he is a fallen hero, who started in the oppressed lower working castes and ended up as an incredibly strong and brutally direct leader of the Decepticons.

The original creator, JM Barrie, refused to reveal the actual name of the antagonist in "Peter Pan," and Walt Disney refused to kill him off in his adaptations, as most versions do. Turns out, this villain loved too much to kill.

Silva was the eccentric, eerily menacing villain of Skyfall, who managed to take Bond's beloved M to the grave with him.

Apocalypse (or En Sabah Nur - "the First One") is one of the first mutants. This well-known supervillain in the Marvel Universe first appeared in comic books only, as a member of the original X-Factor team. He later became a part of the X-Men movies as well as some related spin-off teams.

In a groundbreaking move, Disney created "Snow White" as a full length animated film, the first of its kind. The Evil Queen was the very first to speak, paving the way for many more animated dialogues.

"Off with their heads!" exclaims the infamous Queen of Hearts. In her childlike manner, she is a ruler displaying toddler temper tantrums. Don't make her mad.

The two main character of the animated TV series "Pinky and the Brain" are genetically enhanced laboratory mice, who both live in the same research facility. While Pinky is generally nice and good-natured, his selfish and mean pal, Brain, always has some evil plan.

Unlike most of the Disney villains who died, Mother Grothel died of old age.

The classic cartoon ran original episodes for only three seasons (1983-1986), but is well known to a few generations of kids. Evil scientist Dr. Claw tried to win Inspector Gadget and take over the world in almost every episode, but all his attempts were unsuccessful. At the end of an episode, he usually says his catchphrase "I'll get you next time, Gadget!"

Played by horror movie legend Christopher Lee in The Man With The Golden Gun, Scaramanga was one of the best villains in the early films. Interestingly, Lee is a step-cousin of Ian Fleming, creator of James Bond.

Narrissa would be the stereotypical mother-in-law that nobody likes. She is a conglomeration of multiple evil queens, combined with a jealous nature and the characteristics of an overprotective mother.

Before he became the super villain you know as Doctor Doom, Victor von Doom was the Monarch of a small European country. He was a genius who, after discovering his mother's artifacts (and his mother was a witch), started practicing magic. Traditionally, he is also the archenemy of the Fantastic Four.

Drax had perhaps the wildest plan in Bond history. In Moonraker, he planned to kill off the human race with nerve gas and build a new civilization in space.

The Horned King in "The Black Cauldron" used a scare tactic that would scare even an adult. He was mostly silent, so you never knew what he was thinking. His cold voice makes you feel as though he doesn't have a heart -- which he probably doesn't.

The creepy brain of an evil alien from another dimension is one of the main antagonists in Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles-related media, including cartoons, movies, books, merchandise, and comics. This supervillain was once a strong, feared, and powerful warlord from Dimension X, another universe where the wars never stopped.

All he ever wanted was to be a villain. After failing to achieve hero status, Buddy Pine dubs himself a super villain.

The main enemy of Dr. Benton Quest and his son, Dr. Zin is a main villain in Hanna-Barbera's 1960s "Jonny Quest" series and a mastermind behind the evil plans to steal and use Dr. Quest's inventions and ideas. His main goal? World domination, of course!

Played by several actors in several films, head of SPECTRE Blofeld is an enduring Bond villain. He always managed to get away, at least until he met Daniel Craig's Bond.

Meet a master of Ninjutsu an arch-enemy of Splinter and the Ninja Turtles. The Shredder is one of the two main antagonists of the series; in one episode, he became a dangerous Super Mutant.

Shan Yu from "Mulan" is a human mortal but emulates an immortal being with his glowing eyes and large physique.

Largo was another SPECTRE head, in Never Say Never Again, who tries to concoct an elaborate extortion scheme ... only to have Bond kill him and most of his associates.

This evil witch doctor plans to rule New Orleans, but his plans are thwarted by Princess Tiana, who really wasn't a princess to begin with, but a waitress.

Partly inspired by actor Terry-Thomas, partly by Professor Fate (a comic villain in the movie, "The Great Race"), Dick Dastardly made an appearance in different cartoons by Hanna-Barbera Productions, but he is mostly known as a main character of the "Wacky Races" and its spin-off. This villain is always accompanied by his partner - a hilarious dog named Muttley who had a recognizable wheezy laugh.

Karl tried to incite WWIII before being stopped, then shot, by Bond. He's the main villain in 1977's The Spy Who Loved Me.

This powerful mutant has many superpowers and superhuman abilities, but his most notorious one is the ability to generate and control magnetic fields. He is a well-known villain in Marvel comic books, mostly the X-Men series.

King Candy seems to be a modern-day version of the King of England during the time the U.S. was trying to gain its independence from Britain. He forcefully gains power and rules over Sugar Rush.

Gustav assumed this name after being a North Korean military officer. In Die Another Day, he hatched a nefarious plot to reunite the two Koreas by force.

Claude Frollo may have been a religious man, but his villainy would make any man question his faith. He seems to be one of Disney's darkest villains, and possibly one of the most realistic. He uses his power for evil, but seems to explain it away with talk of God. He is a reminder that you shouldn't base your opinion of a group of people on only one of its representatives.

A character from "A Real American Hero" and the "G.I. Joe vs. Cobra" series, Cobra Commander appeared in the toyline, a bunch of comic books, and the cartoon series. Not much is known about this mysterious leader of the terrorist organization, but we know a lot about how he works and thinks. Cobra Commander has deliberately started political and social conflicts in various areas and his main goal is world domination.

Chernabog is what you might call a rising star, at least for a fictional character. He started as nothing more than a demon gargoyle in a segment of "Fantasia," but has more recently been portrayed on "House of Mouse" and "Once Upon a Time." Rumor has it he may be getting his very own gig.

In one of the strangest get-rich plots in Bond history, Franz planned to smuggle cocaine dissolved in petroleum. He's based in the fictional Isthmus City.

Meet the main villain from the Dungeons & Dragons cartoon - he is a powerful evil wizard with bat-like wings and a single horn on the left side of his head. Venger wants to rule the world. To achieve this, he collects the magical artifacts given to the heroes by the Dungeon Master.

Governor John Ratcliffe was a real-life boat captain on the Discovery ship. Perhaps he was portrayed as hating the Powhatan tribe of Pocahontas because, in real-life, he saw them as barbarians. Recorded eyewitness accounts of the real John Ratcliffe say that he was burned at the stake after his skin was scraped off with mussel shells by the people of the Powhatan tribe in 1609.

Partially parody, partially the most notorious criminal ever, The Condiment King was created as a comic relief within "Batman: The Animated Series." This hilarious villain first appeared in the episode, 'Make 'Em Laugh.'

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About This Quiz

WHY SO SERIOUS? This quiz will be more fun than you think! When you think of your favorite superhero, there are tons of villains always trying to cause chaos and take them down. From the Joker to Loki, how many fictional supervillains can you identify?

In the fictional world of superheroes, we often see them trying to save innocent victims or cities that have become a ploy of a supervillain. Would these heroes shine as brightly if they weren't saving the day? We think not! Our favorite superheroes are who they are because they are forced to go against these smart and calculated villains. While it might be easy to recognize Superman and Batman, could you recognize all of their foes?

Could you identify Superman's nemesis, Lex Luthor? While you might be able to identify Batman's foe, the Joker, could you pick out Two-Face, Bane, or Poison Ivy? Many of us are so hell-bent on superheroes that we don't realize that there are other kinds of "super" villains out there. What would Sleeping Beauty be without her nemesis Maleficent? Who would Ariel be if she didn't have to overcome Ursula?

There are tons of supervillains out there. Can you recognize them all?

Will you save the day with this quiz or will you fall victim to these villains? Let's find out!

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