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JCC Who is the scariest Disney villain?

Discussion in 'Community' started by SateleNovelist11, Dec 3, 2022.

  1. SateleNovelist11

    SateleNovelist11 Force Ghost star 6

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    I think if we were to list all of them, it would take too long. Plus, we can't fit all of them on here. I believe there's a good case to put Jafar on this list, but Jafar was so cartoonish that he never registered with me. Don't get me wrong. He's a terrible guy and all who definitely deserves life in prison according to real-world laws. But here's my list:

    1. Claude Frollo (Hunchback of Notre Dame), given how he treats Quasimodo, Esmeralda, and Phoebus, as well as his genocidal desire to wipe out the Romani folks in Paris.

    2. Anna and Elsa's grandfather, Runeard (from Frozen II). Don't really need to explain why. He was genocidal toward the Sami folks in Norway. I'm glad that Anna and Elsa were able to help both the Sami folks and the people in their hometown.

    3. Hans (Frozen I). I don't need to explain why. He was just a couple of steps from turning into Anna and Elsa's granddad as a ruler. I'm glad that Anna and Elsa defeated him.

    4. Lady Tremaine (from Cinderella and Cinderella III). While I know there are many reasons to put Jafar, Radcliffe, Ursula, Gaston, Hades, and Maleficent on this list, Tremaine was always frightening to me as a kid. On a more positive note...
    I'm glad her daughter, Anastasia, helps to stand up for Cinderella and the Prince in the third film. She actually proves herself to be a nice person.

    I chose these four on my list because they are the most realistic. I love the Disney protagonists, but the villains are all pretty terrifying, to say the least. I can see why some people compare them to Palpatine.
     
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  2. Bacon164

    Bacon164 Chosen One star 8

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    the phaeroaeh in the prince of egypt
     
  3. Point Given

    Point Given Manager/Taking Vocabulary Class star 7 Staff Member Manager

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    The only time I've ever screamed while watching a Disney movie was during Cruella's crazy eyes during the final chase in 101 Dalmatians so I'll go with her.
     
  4. Havac

    Havac Former Moderator star 7 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    The executives.
     
  5. Jedi_Sith_Smuggler_Droid

    Jedi_Sith_Smuggler_Droid Force Ghost star 6

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    Death Coach in Darby O’Gill and the Little People

     
  6. Jabba-wocky

    Jabba-wocky Chosen One star 10

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    As a boy I was very deeply disturbed by Ursula in the Little Mermaid.
     
  7. Darth Punk

    Darth Punk JCC Manager star 7 Staff Member Manager

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    The answer is always Shere Khan.

    It’s also always the answer to who was the coolest Disney villain

    I can’t say I’ve ever truly been scared by a Disney villain, but for some reason those brooms in Fantasia used to weird me out.
     
  8. Jabba-wocky

    Jabba-wocky Chosen One star 10

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    Kahn was cool and sinister, but I never felt fear or personal threat from him.
     
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  9. Jedi_Sith_Smuggler_Droid

    Jedi_Sith_Smuggler_Droid Force Ghost star 6

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    How do you feel about Ursula now?
     
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  10. Jedi_Sith_Smuggler_Droid

    Jedi_Sith_Smuggler_Droid Force Ghost star 6

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    Also so Ursula release ink?
     
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  11. Darth Punk

    Darth Punk JCC Manager star 7 Staff Member Manager

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    I totally agree. No fear or threat. I had TV in the U.K. in the 80’s - which is literally the Octagon of nightmare fuel. You survive that, you can survive anything.

    Anyone remember Worzel Gummage? A scarecrow that would pull his own head off. Well he made his own Scarecrow one episode. That scarecrow’s name was Dafthead. Now that ****** was scary.
     
  12. Alpha-Red

    Alpha-Red Chosen One star 6

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    Think I'll go with Ursula.
     
  13. VadersLaMent

    VadersLaMent No One star 10

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    Well, I was never truly scared of any Disney villain but I think it's one of these two and in these moments:



     
  14. vin

    vin Chosen One star 6

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    John Smith from Pocahontas. Don't really need to explain why.
     
  15. Ramza

    Ramza Administrator Emeritus star 9 VIP - Former Mod/RSA VIP

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    The Horned King, what with the skull face, the undead army, the fact that you’re having to sit through The Black Cauldron…

    Although to be honest the only moment in a Disney thing that scared me as a kid was when Pete lights up his cigar in the Christmas Carol adaptation and pushes Scrooge into his grave.
     
  16. Lowbacca_1977

    Lowbacca_1977 Chosen One star 7

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    Chernabog isn't scary, Chernabog is awesome
     
  17. Pensivia

    Pensivia Force Ghost star 5

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    I think the first Disney film I saw was Snow White. This was back in the 1970s pre-home video days when Disney films would only get rereleased in theatres every few years, so the scary moments were even scarier in that setting. I remember the queen from Snow White really scaring me--in both her forms, but especially when she was the old witch.

    I was very frightened by Chernabog. And even though he wasn't a "villain," I also remember being scared of Yen Sid, the sorcerer in The Sorcerer's Apprentice segment (and like Punk, I also remember that the brooms were kind of disturbing)
     
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  18. halibut

    halibut Ex-Mod star 8 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Frollo is certainly the most evil. - Rape and Genocide don't make for family viewing.
     
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  19. godisawesome

    godisawesome Skywalker Saga Undersheriff star 6 Staff Member Manager

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    I think the first time that I was ever simultaneously scared and yet intrigued enough to keep watching in spite of it (as opposed to scared and just stopped watching) was Ratigan’s rampage at the end of The Great Mouse Detective. Little me was enjoying how fun and competitive Ratigan was throughout the rest of the movie, so seeing him suddenly drop all of that for just pure, murderous venom and brutality without even any taunting was startling. I even used to think as a child that Ratigan had turned into a bat thanks to his torn cloak vanishing shirt!… But I also couldn’t stop watching because for once, the scary stuff acted as a dramatic element for the conflict I was more interested in, rather than a turn off.
     
  20. I Are The Internets

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    I love The Great Mouse Detective, and the climax is pure nightmare fuel.
     
  21. mnjedi

    mnjedi Force Ghost star 5

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    Walts frozen head.
     
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  22. Bacon164

    Bacon164 Chosen One star 8

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    The rat in lady and the tramp was the only Disney villain that scared me and that I didn’t directly aspire to be
     
  23. Darth Guy

    Darth Guy Chosen One star 10

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    Declining or stagnating stock price.
     
  24. Sarge

    Sarge Chosen One star 8

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    Definitely the demon of Bald Mountain. That's got shades of Tolkien's Morgoth and Nazgul. And now I'm wondering if JRRT watched Fantasia. It was released just 3 years after The Hobbit was published, so it may have been in his mind as he was writing LotR and refining The Silmarillion.
     
  25. Ramza

    Ramza Administrator Emeritus star 9 VIP - Former Mod/RSA VIP

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    Have you… have you read what Tolkien thought of Disney? The dude hated Snow White so much he gave specific instructions to never let Disney acquire the rights to anything he wrote.