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Archer81
05-04-2010, 12:14 AM
According to Batman, criminals are a superstitious and cowardly lot. Apparently he's never played a videogame. The bad guys in games are usually the last thing stopping the hero from getting the girl or saving the world. They typically don't run away, and they are often the ones setting nearly insurmountable obstacles for heroes to, well, surmount. Even after the heroes run their gauntlet, the villains are ready for a throwdown.

So what makes a great villain? He or she not only has to pose a real threat to the hero, but they have to be memorable. It's a villain's destiny to be defeated. That's just how it goes. But when the villain lives on in our hearts rather than the hero, they've won in their own way.

Here is our list of the best villains in games. Some scared us. Others made us laugh. All of them stayed with us long after we turned the game off.

#100-Mario

Mario as a villain seems like a novel concept these days -- enough so that we're a little sad it hasn't happened again since. We're not necessarily surprised though. Nintendo might feel a little... hesitant to have their flagship character keeping an animal in chains, which is why Mario as a villain in Donkey Kong Jr. is so interesting.

It's a relic from a time when Nintendo didn't have that face yet -- when Mario wasn't a billion dollar brand, and when Nintendo could take chances with its characters in a way they seem pathologically unable -- or unwilling -- to do today. This Mario is a total jerk, holding Donkey Kong Jr.'s dad hostage. As far as villains go, that's pretty high on the evil totem pole (even if Mario is throwing bear traps and bees that can be defeated by... fruit). The worst part of all may be that once Donkey Kong Jr. manages to free his poor imprisoned dad, Jr. has to do the whole thing all over again, as the game just starts over.

This all makes Mario look kind of like a hypocrite when he gets angry over Koopa's latest princess-snatching escapade, doesn't it?"...

http://www.ign.com/videogame-villains/100.html


100=91

:Broncos:

FireFly
05-04-2010, 03:01 AM
Pretty cool idea - mario as a villain huh? kinda cool

Killericon
05-04-2010, 04:41 AM
Sephiroth, Ganondorf, SHODAN, Kefka, Kerrigan...I'm sure I can think of more, but I have to imagine those guys will be in the top 10(though they'll probably only put one of Kefka or Sephiroth up high).

Rigs11
05-04-2010, 08:20 AM
dracula from castelvania. i don't know how many times i've had to fight that bastard.

Popps
05-04-2010, 08:25 AM
Inky, Blinky, Pinky, Clyde.

Kaylore
05-04-2010, 08:29 AM
Pretty cool idea - mario as a villain huh? kinda cool

It's true, though. This isn't some idea they are pitching; He was the bad guy in Donkey Kong.

Rohirrim
05-04-2010, 08:32 AM
Mario as a villain is blasphemy! Here the number one vg villain:

http://estb.msn.com/i/45/5B901F76CC269F513B88FFEE8CF61C.jpg
Bowser!

Kaylore
05-04-2010, 08:38 AM
Mother Brain, Gannon and Bowser are likely the top three.

Kaylore
05-04-2010, 08:40 AM
Mario as a villain is blasphemy! Here the number one vg villain:

http://estb.msn.com/i/45/5B901F76CC269F513B88FFEE8CF61C.jpg
Bowser!

He was the bad guy in Donkey Kong Jr. It's not blasphemy if it's true. And they are only on number 93 and Mario was 100 so maybe keep your shirt on before you have a cow.

TheReverend
05-04-2010, 08:50 AM
Carmen San Diego
Dr Wily from Mega Man
Mother Brain
M Bison
Goro
Bowser
Dracula (Castlevania)
Sephiroth
Gannon
Big Boss (Metal Gear)

Rohirrim
05-04-2010, 08:51 AM
He was the bad guy in Donkey Kong Jr. It's not blasphemy if it's true. And they are only on number 93 and Mario was 100 so maybe keep your shirt on before you have a cow.

I could use the milk.

TheReverend
05-04-2010, 08:53 AM
Mike Tyson from Punch Out should be high too

Kaylore
05-04-2010, 09:11 AM
Mike Tyson from Punch Out should be high too

That game was so awesome. So was "Kung Fu" with one of the original bad guys "Mr X."

bronco militia
05-04-2010, 09:12 AM
http://nerdarama.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/02/ogre.jpg

Doggcow
05-04-2010, 11:07 AM
The Reapers should be in there.

Btw good call on Kerrigan KI. She was a badass.

Broncosfreak_56
05-04-2010, 11:25 AM
Fontaine should be pretty high on the list.

Archer81
05-04-2010, 11:26 AM
Expecting Dr Robotnik from the Sonic games in there somewhere. Maybe Eve from Parasite Eve, Nemesis from RE3, Shao Khan from MKII, Bison from Street Fighter, The Forgotten One from Castlevania, and Kessler from InFamous.

:Broncos:

Man-Goblin
05-04-2010, 11:30 AM
Mike Tyson from Punch Out should be high too

Super Macho Man was harder to beat.

Smilin Assassin
05-04-2010, 03:06 PM
Bo Jackson: Tecmo Bowl

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Chris
05-04-2010, 03:13 PM
http://thefairpole.files.wordpress.com/2008/07/mike-tyson-punch-out.jpg

SonOfLe-loLang
05-04-2010, 03:19 PM
Super Macho Man was harder to beat.

Maybe you had a defective game

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ICON
05-04-2010, 07:23 PM
http://www.escapistsalmanac.com/EscapistsAlmanac/Top_10_Bosses_files/droppedImage_5.pngThe Jaquio (a.k.a Guardia de Mieux)Ninja Gaiden

RhymesayersDU
05-04-2010, 07:25 PM
Bowser & Ganon will always hold a special place in my heart when it comes to villains.

Killericon
05-04-2010, 08:19 PM
Big Boss (Metal Gear)

If I'm going Metal gear, Big Boss is great, but the best, even though he's not a main antagonist, has got to be:

http://images1.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20060802225149/metalgear/images/thumb/6/6a/Psycho_Mantis.jpg/250px-Psycho_Mantis.jpg