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The Disney Villains franchise consists of various antagonists and ne'er do wells in Disney media. For the purposes of this list, below are the villains associated with the Disney Princess franchise.


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Queen Grimhilde
Queen Grimhilde, most commonly known as the Evil Queen, is the main antagonist of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. The first of the villains in the lineup, the Queen attempted to kill Snow White (her step-daughter) so she would be the fairest in the land.
Lady Tremaine
Lady Tremaine is the main antagonist of Cinderella, Cinderella II: Dreams Come True, and Cinderella III: A Twist in Time. She abuses her stepdaughter, Cinderella, and spoils her real daughters.
Maleficent is the main antagonist of Sleeping Beauty. True to her name, she is a malicious and elegant fairy prone to committing heinous acts for the sake of malevolence. She leads an army of goons and had a pet raven named Diablo before Flora, Fauna, and Merryweather turned it into stone. Maleficent was the one who blamed King Stefan and his people for not inviting her by cursing Princess Aurora to die on her 16th birthday when touching the spindle of the spinning wheel.
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Ursula is the main antagonist of The Little Mermaid. She is a purple-and-black cecaelian sea witch who tricks Ariel into becoming human to gain the power of King Triton's trident. She also transforms into a human named Vanessa and uses Ariel's voice to put Prince Eric under a spell.
Gaston is the main antagonist of Beauty and the Beast. He is a chauvinistic, aggressive hunter desperately in love with Belle who will do anything to get his way. In the process, he becomes twisted by his obsession, lust, and jealousy to become a sadistic and murderous monster.
Jafar is the main antagonist of Aladdin and The Return of Jafar. Jafar is the former vizier of the Sultan and secretly plotted to overthrow the throne. Initially, he plotted to do so through a marriage with Jasmine, then through the power of the Genie, until the involvement of Aladdin resulted in his defeat.
Governor Ratcliffe
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Ratcliffe is the main antagonist of Pocahontas and Pocahontas II: Journey to the New World. He desires wants to be rich in gold and will do anything to get and rid the world of the "savages", the Native Americans, but faces opposition from Pocahontas.
Shan Yu
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Shan Yu is the main antagonist of Mulan. He is the leader of the Hun army and a merciless warlord who faces Mulan. He has unique yellow eyes and is accompanied by a falcon named Hayabusa.
Dr. Facilier
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Dr. Facilier is the main antagonist of The Princess and the Frog. He is sometimes called the Shadowman. Facilier wants power and control of New Orleans that he bargains for the dangerous powers of Voodo spirits, but when he failed to pay the price for such power thanks to Tiana, it results in his downfall.
Mother Gothel
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Mother Gothel is the main antagonist of Tangled. Gotherl is an ancient witch kept forever young through her use of the Sun Drop flower. When Rapunzel was born and inherited the flower's essence, Gothel kidnapped the princess at infancy and raised her as her own. But when Rapunzel's hair was cut she grew to her age so fast she disintegrated into dust.
Mor'du is the main antagonist of Brave. A monstrous black bear, Mor'du is a mindless beast with a heart of malice. He was once a prince of a distant land whose pride dominated his better nature, and in his quest for power, he was turned into a vicious bear at the cost of his humanity. Ultimately, he is killed through Merida's actions, which finally releases the prince's spirit from his eternal curse.
Te Kã is the main antagonist of Moana and the corrupted form of Te Fiti. Te Kā is a powerful being armed with the power of fire, perpetually fueled by fiery temper and a destructive mindset. After her true identity is discovered, Moana liberates Te Kā from torment by returning her Te Fiti's lost heart, reviving Te Fiti from within.
Chief Virana
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Virana is a character in Disney’s 2021 animated feature film, Raya and the Last Dragon. She is the chief of Fang and the mother of Namaari. Virana's sole mission was to ensure her homeland's survival, even at the expense of the other lands of Kumandra. Virana is a resourceful leader. She and her home were accused of being the reason people turned to stone because her daughter, Namaari, betrayed Raya and tried to steal the gem, leading to the Druuns escaping. She truly loves her daughter and would do anything to keep her town safe.
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Namaari is the main antagonist of the full length animated feature film, Raya and the Last Dragon. The daughter of Chief Virana, she is the princess of Kumandra's Fang. Since childhood, Namaari has envied Heart's prosperity. Believing the Dragon Gem to be the source of their opulence, she plotted to steal it and use its power to expand Fang's fortunes. Though her cause was noble, Namaari's willingness to perform underhanded deeds to accomplish her mission made her a dangerous adversary.

Honorary Official Villains

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Prince Hans
Prince Hans of the Southern Isles is the main antagonist of the full length animated feature film Frozen. Hans is a prince from the Kingdom of the Southern Isles, a trade partner of Arendelle. Not much is known about the prince's past; however, he is the youngest of the thirteen royal siblings, and felt somewhat neglected amongst his brothers. Knowing he would never rule the throne of the Southern Isles, Hans concocted a scheme to marry into monarchy elsewhere, eventually setting his sights on the kingdom of Arendelle. Hans' plans changed after realizing how reserved the to-be queen was towards socialization, prompting the prince to instead target her lonely, less mature younger sister Anna, planning to murder Queen Elsa after their marriage, which would result in him becoming king. He was apparently willing to keep up his facade for an indefinite length of time. However when he realised that Anna would not be cured by his kiss, thereby proving to her that he didn't love her, he was just as willing to end her life and claim they had married. He then used the ongoing crisis and 'death' of Princess Anna to order the execution of Queen Elsa. He is not an Official Disney Villain due to the fact that he is a lame-ass twist villain and he is part of the Frozen franchise.
Duke of Weselton
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Duke of Weselton is the secondary antagonist of the full length animated film, Frozen. What the Duke of Weselton lacks in stature, he makes up for in arrogance and showboating. He’s determined to get close to the new queen—that is, until Elsa’s magical secret is revealed. Then he’s the first to call her a monster and try to turn her own kingdom against her—anything that might help him exploit Arendelle’s tradable goods.



Pete is a recurring antagonist of Mickey Mouse and associated characters.

Foulfellow/Gideon, Stromboli, Coachman, and Monstro

Honest John Worthington Foulfellow/Gideon, Stromboli, Coachman, and Monstro are the four main villains of Pinocchio. Honest John Worthington Foulfellow (commonly known as Honest John) is a dishonest fox while the cat, Gideon, is his bumbling, dumb sidekick. Stromboli is a devious puppeteer who forces Pinocchio to perform his puppet shows for money. The Coachman is an evil man who lures the young boys to Pleasure Island, where they are all turned into Donkeys by the Coachman. Monstro is a whale who swallowed Geppetto, Figaro, and Cleo, while on their way to Pleasure Island to save Pinocchio. Only Monstro got his comeuppance as he was killed in the process of trying to eat Pinocchio and Geppetto. Foulfellow and Gideon were last seen taking Pinocchio to the stagecoach, although they were taken into custody by the police in a deleted scene and implied by the viewers. Stromboli left town (though some viewers speculated that he went bankrupt as the next show was unsuccessful upon discovering that Pinocchio escaped) and the Coachman was last seen selling the transformed boys into slavery, making him the only villain of this movie to win, rather than being defeated.

Man and his Dogs.

Man is the main antagonist of Bambi. He killed Bambi's mother and several other deer with his gun, as well as injured Bambi's leg. He also has hounds which can kill deer that are not killed with bullets. Man is the most evil of all villains.

Queen of Hearts

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The Queen of Hearts is the main antagonist of Alice in Wonderland. The Queen is armed with an explosive temper and likes to behead people. She is married to a short, wimpy king.

Captain Hook


Captain Hook is the main antagonist of Peter Pan and Return to Neverland. Captain Hook opposes both Peter Pan and Wendy Darling, as well as John, Michael, and the Lost Boys. He is a pirate captain who wants revenge on Peter Pan for cutting off his hand and fed it to Tick-Tock Crocodile, Hook's greatest fear who swallowed an alarm clock.

Si and Am

Si and Am are antagonists in Lady and the Tramp. They are twin Siamese cats of Aunt Sarah who are spoiled and can get away with everything. They like to mess things up and blame it on other people, usually Lady.

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Cruella De Vil

Cruella De Vil is the main antagonist of the 101 Dalmatians franchise. She wanted fur coats by dog-napping and killing Pongo and Perdita's 15 puppies.

Madam Mim

Madam Mim is the main antagonist of The Sword in the Stone. She is known to be the arch nemesis of Lord Merlin.

Shere Khan

Shere Khan is a tiger and the main antagonist of The Jungle Book. He has shown a hatred of humans and vows to kill Mowgli.

Edgar the Butler

Edgar is an evil butler and the main antagonist of The Aristocats. He wanted to get rid of the cats after hearing that his mistress, Madame Bonfamille, decided to leave the fortune to the cats.

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Prince John

Prince John is the main antagonist of Robin Hood. He was left in charge of the kingdom when his brother King Richard went on the Crusades. He mistreated his people, even his niece/daughter Maid Marian.

The Horned King

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The Horned King is the main antagonist of The Black Cauldron. He is a skeletal entity who commands a horde of monsters against Eilonwy's kingdom.

Professor Ratigan

Professor Ratigan is Basil's arch nemesis and the main antagonist of Basil the Great Mouse Detective. He wanted to rule Great Britain by overthrowing the Mouse Queen and kidnap London's famous toymaker, Hiram Flaversham.

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Hades is the main antagonist of Hercules. Hades is the Greek god of the dead and ruler of the Underworld who has a (literally) fiery temper. He has two sidekicks named Pain and Panic. Hades wants to take over Olympus and overthrow his brother Zeus.



Scar is the main antagonist of The Lion King. He is desperate to become king, killing Mufasa and attempting to kill Simba to become and stay king, in spite of his ineptitude at ruling.

Claude Frollo

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Judge Claude Frollo is the main antagonist of The Hunchback of Notre Dame. Frollo claims to be a good Christian but does things none would dare do, such as murder, kidnapping, genocide, burning people alive, abuse, and many more.


Clayton is the main antagonist of Tarzan.


Rourke is a former protagonist and main antagonist of Atlantis: The Lost Empire.

Queen Narissa

Queen Narissa is the main antagonist of Enchanted. She wants to keep the throne forever but loses it when she dies.

King Candy

King Candy is the main antagonist of Wreck-It Ralph.

Alma Madrigal

Alma Madrigal is the main antagonist of Encanto.

Other villains


Zira is the main antagonist of The Lion King II: Simba's Pride. She is the leader of the Outlanders, a pride of lionesses devoted to Scar's cause. Scar told her that her unborn cub would be his "chosen one" before he died and they were banished from the Pride Lands. She raised her son, Kovu, to kill Simba.


Morgana is the main antagonist of The Little Mermaid II: Return to the Sea. She is the sister of Ursula, and although she despises being compared with Ursula, she shares the same ambitions of taking over Atlantica.

Queen Ingrith

Ingrith is Prince Phillip's mother and the villain of Maleficent: Mistress of Evil.


Hopper is a grasshopper and is the main antagonist of A Bug's Life.


  • In the scope of the Disney Princesses, Mor'du is the only villain to not be from a Walt Disney Animation Studios film.
  • The only Disney Princess villains not to die are Lady Tremaine, Governor Ratcliffe, Prince Hans, Namaari, and Alma Madrigal.

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