The 10 Best (Worst) Disney Villains

The 10 Best (Worst) Disney Villains

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Everyone loves Disney. If you don't love Disney, you must be a fish. Or maybe a mole. Whatever you are, you clearly are not human. Disney has become such an aspect of childhood across the world. The company is loved for its beautiful and talented princesses, it's charming and heroic princes, captivating stories, enchanting music and art and so much more. Go into a Disney store and you will be greeted by Mickey Mouse and his gang and all the magical princesses of the land.

However, most Disney die-hards tend to forget about the best (worst) Disney villains. No one likes the bad guys but sometimes, you kind of have to. I don't mean that you will lock a princess in a tower, but you have to admire Disney's character development. I have henceforth complied a list of the 10 best (worst) Disney villains.

10. The Hunter, "Bambi"

This scene will make a grown man cry. Although we never see the hunter, the audience knows Bambi's mother isn't coming back. Yes, I know hunting aids keep the deer population in check; nonetheless, seeing a mother killed and a baby left behind is heartbreaking.

9. Captain Hook, "Peter Pan"

You cannot have a villains list without the infamous Captain James Hook. In Disney's cartoon, the producer made him seem more comical and spoiled. In the novel, however, JM Barrie described Hook as bloodthirsty but elegant. Hook was also Blackbeard's second hand and the only pirate Long John Silver feared. Captain Hook kidnapped children in order to get what he desired. Hook was clearly more than a codfish.

8. Ursula, "The Little Mermaid"

I'm sorry if this makes you uncomfortable. Ursula was a nasty witch in every way. She constantly took advantage of poor unfortunate souls just so she could gain something in return. Her business offers with other merpeople always gave her the upper hand and ensured that she would win. She takes Ariel's voice, which can be seen as taking away a major part of the young princess's confidence. Ursula's alter ego, Vanessa, takes the role of the other woman and makes sure Prince Eric forgets about Ariel.

7. Doctor Facilier, "The Princess and the Frog"

If you don't recognize the name, Dr. Facilier is the voodoo king in "The Princess and the Frog." Let me just say, he is flat out creepy. The first time I watched this, I couldn't believe something so dark and frightening would be in Disney movie. The doctor practices voodoo in New Orleans and uses dark magic to get his way. His evil spirits almost resemble lost souls. Creepy, huh?

6. Lady Tremaine, "Cinderella"

Most people know her as "Cinderella's evil stepmother." A nasty widow with a greedy heart, she locks her stepdaughter in the attic and forces her to serve her and her daughters. Cinderella means nothing more than dirt to Lady Tremaine.

5. Maleficent, "Sleeping Beauty"

For starters, her name means "to cause or produce evil." That alone should tell you enough. Intent on Aurora pricking her finger, she goes to every attempt to make sure the sleeping beauty does not wake up.

4. Hans, "Frozen"

I have never heard more curse words screamed at the movie theater screen. We can all agree that Hans is a donkey... or, at least, its cousin. I don't think I have ever been so mad at a character in my life. He completely uses Anna as an attempt to marry into royalty. Not only is he extremely cunning, but his evil is almost too realistic.

3. Scar, "The Lion King"

Once again, a scene that could make any grown man cry. Scar is number three because he kills his own brother and then attempts to kill his nephew. Because of his crazed obsession with power, he ruins the pride lands. The pride has no access to food unless they go miles out of their territory. Scar was a ruthless killer who would kill his own family for wealth and power.

2. Governor Ratcliffe, "Pocahontas"

Ratcliffe hits number two because what he did actually happened. If you pay attention to the lyrics of "Savages," Ratcliffe roars about wanting to "destroy their evil race /until there's not a trace left." The lyrics leave me with chills. They are so spot on to how terribly the settlers and Native Americans interacted. The settlers had nothing but blood and battle on their minds.

1. Judge Claude Frollo, "The Hunchback of Notre Dame"

He is such a dark character that I don't know where to begin. What makes him the best (worst) villain is how realistic he is. As a man of the church, he is held to certain standards. Judge Frollo craved Esmerelda in every way possible, although much of that is implied. He sings to his fireplace abut how he craves the gypsy but fears for his immortal soul. Frollo forces Quasimodo to believe he is an ugly monster and refuses to help him when Quasi is being made a fool in front of the entire square. Judge Frollo shows no mercy and continues to battle with his inner demons.

Although antagonists, Disney villains should be appreciated as much as the protagonists. Even villains have reasons for being evil.

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11 Things You Understand If You Hate Physical Contact

Please keep your hands and feet away from me at all times.

We currently live in a world where EVERYONE LIKES TO TOUCH EACH OTHER. People enjoy hugs, high fives, tapping others on the shoulder, pokes, ect. For someone like you and me (I'm assuming you too since you clicked on this article), this is the WORST thing in the world. Whenever I think of someone touching me (even just a poke) without my permission my reaction is like Sofia Vergara in Modern Family.

I mean, when I take that love languages quiz, physical touch is always on the bottom of my preferences. So I thought to my self, you know I can't be the only person in the world that hates physical touching. So here are 11 things every person who hates physical touch will understand:

1. When people tickle you

I don't care that it's just for fun and jokes; I'm not laughing because I want to, you are literally forcing me to laugh. I hate you, get your greasy hands off of me before I make you get them off of me.

2. When people think they need to tap your shoulder to get your attention

As if simply saying "Hey" followed by my name wasn't enough. I don't need your grubby little fingers touching me. Now I'm annoyed with you before this conversation even started, what do you want?

3. When someone you barely know reaches in for a hug

I don't know who the heck you're thinking you're about to hug because it sure isn't going to be me. Hugs are reserved for people I know well and like, not you. Okay release me now, I am not enjoying this. LET ME GO.

4. When people tell you that you aren't an affectionate person

Are you aware there are ways to show my affection without constantly being all over you like a koala bear? Yes, I'm affectionate, hop off.

5. When someone is in your personal space

We could be best friends, we could be complete strangers. We could be lovers, I could hate your guts. We could be in private, we could be in public. I don't care what the situation is, if you're in my personal space uninvited GET OUT. There is no reason to be so close to me unwarranted.

6. You don't know how to comfort people

When you see an upset loved one, most people think they you should comfort then by pulling them into a long lasting hug. But, that's the kind of things that your nightmares are literally made out of. So, you stand there confused how you should comfort your friend/relative while also not sacrificing your touch moral code.

7. When people say you "look like you could use a hug"

Um no. I never could use one, get off of me. I will let you know when I want one.

8. When you're hugging someone wondering how soon you can release

Please end my suffering.

9. When you arrive at a social gathering and people rush to greet you with hugs

Let's not.

10. When you try to leave a social gathering by just waving to get out of goodbye hugs

Please no one make me hug you.

11. That one person who is allowed to hug you/touch you

This person, typically a significant other or best friend, gets to break all the "no touch" rules and we gladly accept their hugs and cuddles and public displays of affection. But only them, no one can copy them.

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7 Reasons 'Starset' Deserves To Get Big

The main reason they deserve success is that they love everything they do.


Starset consists of four members, Dustin Bates, Ron DeChant, Brock Richards, and Adam Gilbert. The band was formed in Columbus, Ohio in 2013. Their music has influenced my and several others lives.

Here are a few reasons why they deserve to go down as one of the biggest bands in history.

1. They're the most original band I've heard in awhile.

Starset's content is unlike any other band I've heard or seen before. They classify themselves as "space rock", creating a type of music that many have never heard of before. They use your regular guitar, bass, and drums, but they also incorporate the use of violins, cellos, and synthesizers to create the unique, one of a kind sound. The lead singer, Dustin Bates, even created his own microphone that distorts his voice to use in live shows, so that you feel as though he's speaking to you through a radio in a space station.

2. They're all a bunch of nerds/dorks.

Starset is the kind of band that you'd love to be friends with. Not only are they wicked smart, they also have an amazing sense of humor. They incorporate their knowledge into the songs that they write, leaving you wanting to learn more about what it is they write in their songs.

3. Their songs are lyrically and melodically beautiful.

Ricochet is one of their most impactful and meaningful songs. When you first listen to it you can hear the emotion in Dustin's voice, but as you take a minute to listen to the lyrics, you realize it has so much more meaning than what you assumed. It represents the struggle of a relationship gone sour, the internal struggles within yourself, and the effect it has on both people in the relationship. It's a song that a lot of people can relate to, and I find that amazing.

4. They interact with and care about their fans.

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Before their shows, they do eat and greets where they hang out with their fans, eat pizza, perform some acoustic songs, and take pictures with them. They have genuine conversations with them, asking us our names, what we like to do, and just keep up small talk. My brother, pictured here, had a conversation with Ron, the bassist, before the show started and they got along phenomenally. I don't know many bands who take that much time to get to know their fans and they even interact with them on Twitter.

5. Have comics with Marvel.

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Not only does Starset create music, they also have their own comics with Marvel. The comics are based on an alternate world they created through their music. Each album has a story, but now it's come to life through their comic, The Pros Transmissions. How dope is that?

6. Created their own society to inform the world of various things.

The Starset Society is a mission, created by Starset, to inform others of the up-coming technological advances happening in the world today. The main goal of this society is to make sure we're well aware of the things happening in the world, and it's not just aimed for the fans of Starset. It's influenced by the idea of Thomas Jefferson that says the first step toward a guided future is an informed public.

7. They love what they do.

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The main reason they deserve success is that they love everything they do. They put so much work into making their shows interactive and enjoyable, and they spend years working on albums so that they and their fans are pleased with the final product. Knowing that they put so much passion and effort into their work makes it obvious that they deserve to be one of the biggest bands in history.

After learning more about this amazing, influential band, aren't you intrigued to hear more of their music? To learn more about their society and their comics? They're great people with a great purpose driving them to continue creating some of the most unique, epic rock sounds in history. Check out Starset. You won't regret it.

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