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  • db1331 - May 15, 2013 8:21 a.m.

    Glados a better villain than Bowser? The fuck? Bowser might even deserve top honors. Not only is he an absolutely classic villain, but he's also loveable at the same time. I remember smiling at the start of Mario Galaxy 2 while witnessing his latest soon-to-be-botched kidnapping attempt.
  • BladedFalcon - May 17, 2013 12:24 p.m.

    Bowser's Villain cred takes a severe hit when you consider that in more than half of the games he appears in, he's either a sports buddy, and in a couple of the RPGs, he's even part of the heroes team. That, and when you come down to it, he never seems to be that villainous. You yourself admitted that he's endearing in how incompetent he is.
  • N7Spartan95 - May 17, 2013 2:58 p.m.

    Plus, his master plan for conquering Mushroom Kingdom never seems to stray far from this formula: 1. Kidnap Princess Peach 2. Lock her up in a castle (or another planet, or someplace else far away) 3. ??? 4. Profit!! That, and he ends up losing every time to an Italian plumber, so there's that.
  • Larrythelegend03 - May 15, 2013 3:12 a.m.

    or maybe even jack of blades from fable?
  • Larrythelegend03 - May 15, 2013 3:07 a.m.

    i dont think many people got into kingdom underfire the crusaders but how about regnier? hes like half ogre and and half human and wants to tear people up...hes a pretty cool villain
  • stephanhoefer - May 14, 2013 9:29 p.m.

    Im not %100 percent if anyone really got these ones so..... Dr. Loboto - Psychonauts Lucifer - Dante's Inferno Andre - Rayman 3: Hoodlum Havoc The Necromorph - Dead Space Neo Cortex - Crash Bandicoot Demons - DOOM Serial Killer X or Ethan's Alcoholism - Condemned 2: Bloodshot
  • 888eddyx - May 14, 2013 1:30 p.m.

    This is great but missing a lot of important villains. Some DEFINITE must haves are Team Rocket from Pokemon Red and Blue and King Dedede from the Kirby series. Also either Manfred Von Karma or Franziska Von Karma from the Ace Attorney games would be nice to see. Haytham from ACIII was an AMAZING villain. Hades from Kid Icarus Uprising was awesome. Gruntilda from Banjo Kazooie should really be in there, and the Panther King from Conker's Bad Fur Day.
  • Datadog - May 14, 2013 12:49 p.m.

    GREAT LIST. Love seeing LeChuck in the Top Ten - that guy has an impressive resume of villainy. I can only think of a minor few I'd happily contribute to the top ten. Otherwise, you nailed all the big ones. Harbinger from "Mass Effect 2". The big boss of the game will join any battle in the game with three creepy words: "Assuming direct control." Sludge Vohaul from "Space Quest": Vohaul is a forever evolving techno-villain, always returning in sequels and even fan-games in a variety of new shapes and forms from a computer virus to a toaster on wheels to a cat wearing an animatronic business suit. Wander from "Shadow of the Colossus": Imagine you're a colossus quietly enjoying your peaceful life in an uninhabited land. And then some punk kid comes along and slaughters your family. What a dick. The Great Mighty Poo from "Conker's Bad Fure Day": It's a giant singing poo. How can't he be on this list? Wreck-It Ralph: Because if that game were real, Ralph would be on this list.
  • lewis-barclay - May 14, 2013 9:19 a.m.

    How come I can imagine vaas and the joker sitting around sharing stories of the people they tortured and laughing about it?
  • N7Spartan95 - May 14, 2013 7:15 a.m.

    I'm going to go with Saren Arterius from the first Mass Effect. Great villain right there. Sure, the Illusive Man has a certain charisma and billionaire sophistication, but he doesn't have quite the same menace that Saren did. Saren was ruthless, perfectly willing to use torture, deceit and killing to accomplish his goals without batting an eyelash (if turians had those). From blowing up a refinery with hundreds of workers in it to kill one target to trying to destroy an entire human colony just to cover his tracks, Saren was willing to do whatever it took and couldn't have cared less who lived or died along the way. Ultimately though, his decision to join Sovereign and sell the galaxy out to the Reapers was based out of a belief that doing so was for the good of all, thus proving that the road to Hell is indeed paved with good intentions. Because of this, he actually becomes somewhat sympathetic, especially in light of the fact that he wound up indoctrinated in the end, just another tool for the Reapers to use and cast aside. Also, for #55, that's not the Didact. That's a Promethean Knight. You should change the picture to show the actual Didact.
  • scu - May 14, 2013 6:48 a.m.

    *SPOILERS* From LA Noire I would have to go with Roy Earle, while he wasn't the guy pulling the strings he got away with everything and walked away a free man. Then the final kick in the teeth to Phelps he delivered the eulogy at his funeral.
  • LordzOfChaos - May 13, 2013 9:29 p.m.

    The Master Hand from "Super Smash Bros." He controls your entire existence (in the first one ) and then you dual him to the death, no words, just combat.
  • LordzOfChaos - May 13, 2013 9:23 p.m.

    Deus from "Asura's Wrath." Guy was a dick Vaati from "The Legend of Zelda" games One of my favorite bosses Pandak "Baby" Panay from "Just Cause 2" Totally based Kim Jong Un, and his death was spectacular King DeeDeeDee from the "Kirby" games He's one of the funniest characters and funnest bosses ever I like most of these picks and was happy to see a Halo villain on there, I would also like my picks
  • JokerJ0613 - May 13, 2013 2:03 p.m.

    Haha... Tom Nook. You reminded me, I still haven't payed off my debt. :)
  • Fox_Mulder - May 13, 2013 6:04 p.m.

    I want a modern day Animal Crossing with real people where Tom Nook hires loan sharks to come threaten you, beat you up, and break your stuff if you don't pay your debts.
  • sephex - May 13, 2013 1:22 p.m.

    OMG. I just remembered, Scarecrow! From Arkham Asylum, maybe the best villain ever.
  • sephex - May 13, 2013 12:41 p.m.

    Psycho Mantis is my number one. And he is here. So I can't really complain about anything. But Sniper Wolf might be nice to add.
  • radosquo - May 13, 2013 6:43 a.m.

    And what about Crawmerax the Invincible from Borderlands 1. Jacqueline Natla from Tomb Raider 1 or father Mathias from the new TR.
  • nick-stancato - May 13, 2013 6:12 a.m.

    what about Sovereign or Harbinger? How are the Reapers not on this list at all? Saren also deserves a mention
  • GR_LucasSullivan - May 13, 2013 10:54 a.m.

    I think we had the Reapers in there for a while, but there's no malicious intent--they're just programs carrying out their commands.

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