The 10 most powerful fantasy film villains, ranked
It’s easy to get lost in fantasy movies, as the worlds they create draw viewers in and make it difficult for them to get away. The escape to another planet, another earth, another reality of all kinds is the ultimate attraction for these incredible films. Many remember the great recent fantasy movies, like The Stunning MCU World or Harry potterIt’s a never-ending, almost tangible reality, but there were also a few from the turn of the 20th century.
The highlight, of course, with these movies is the heroes saving the other characters, or generally, the entire world for that dramatic essence that fans thrive on. But what about the bad guys (and girls)? What about those who are the biggest obstacle throughout the film? Fantastic villains are the most iconic symbols of these blockbuster movies and have been for decades.
ten The Wicked Witch of the West: The Wizard of Oz
He’s the classic villain that inspired the hit musical, Bad – since a villain has a story after all. “I’m going to have you pretty, and your little dog too!” The classic line can never be forgotten.
The wicked witch of The Wizard of Oz It may not sound so scary to modern viewers, but she certainly was when the film premiered in 1939. Her power was (and is) powerful, especially since poor Dorothy has to fight and see her. later literally melt into defeat.
9 Jane: the twilight saga
One of the most evil villains on this list, Jane has the power to inflict pain on another just by looking at them. She is generally more powerful than the others among the Volturi and it takes a lot to defeat her in the end when she finally meets her equal, centuries later, in Bella.
However, despite her extremely menacing power, she is not the most powerful villain in fantasy films. That’s because she doesn’t wrap her victims as holistically as she could. For starters, she doesn’t have the best fighting skills (instruct her to run away to the battle scene in Dawn part 2) and it can only hurt one person at a time.
8 The White Witch: The Chronicles of Narnia
The white witch in Chronicles of Narnia should not be underestimated. In addition to her combat skills, she also wields power over the earth elements, which has clearly earned her the title of “the white witch”.
This villain can fight anything that comes her way, and while it can be difficult, she still has her witching power within her. It was she who sent the long-term winter to Narnia, causing the revolution.
7 Davy Jones: Pirates of the Caribbean
Of the beloved Pirates of the Caribbean films, Davy Jones gives a whole new meaning to the term “Davy Jones Locker”. This villain’s approach is intimidating, as his claw frightens everyone around him.
His physical strength is usually his primary strength, besides how quickly he can appear in a different location, such as when Jack watches him from a distance and then suddenly finds himself facing him. The main reason he’s considered such a powerful villain is the fear he inspires in virtually everyone throughout the films. If fans remember, her figure even appears in a post-credits scene from Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales.
6 Maleficent: Maleficent (and Sleeping Beauty)
Maleficent is without a doubt one of the most powerful villains due to his many abilities. Although she’s not a real villain in the end, as her relationship with Aurora is mended and improved, she is seen as one, at first, for casting a vengeful spell on Aurora.
This villain doesn’t just cast spells and curses. Her powers also include telekinesis, healing humans and other living things, hypnosis, weather and elemental manipulation, teleportation, flight, and most importantly, she can resuscitate herself, thanks to her Phoenix blood.
5 Ravenna: Snow White and the Huntsman
The queen in Snow White and the Hunter, who could never forget her ominous line, “Lips red as blood, hair as black as night, bring me your heart my dear, dear Snow White.” The idea of Queen Ravenna eating hearts is truly disturbing, but this is precisely where she draws her power which, to her, gives her youthful beauty.
Ravenna can control the elements. Remembering that final battle with Snow White, she doesn’t just make it rain, she rains a sharp, knife-like hail that later transforms into moving beings that attack others. This villain is extremely difficult to beat, especially since she can stand in a blazing fire and get away with it without flinching at all.
4 Loki: Marvel Cinematic Universe
Many die-hard fans will argue that Loki isn’t a real villain in the end. However, in practice, he’s a pretty nasty character in most of the MCU movies he appears in.
The Prince of Asgard will stop at nothing to acquire more power to the point of looking to Earth as a potential place to rule. He earned his title, the “God of Mischief”, thanks to his plans to eventually assimilate to his brother, Thor. Loki fans will jump in to defend the character’s endless wizarding powers, including shapeshifting, other people’s hypnosis, telekinesis, teleportation, and astral projection, to name a few! His rightful place as one of the most powerful villains cannot be disputed, unless of course you compare him to Thor who is not, in fact, a villain.
3 Sauron: the lord of the rings
That’s for debate, but Sauron is definitely head-to-head with other massively powerful villains. His threat is that of being indescribable and, at times, a force out of sight.
Sauron is a shapeshifter and is able to transform into a wolf, vampire, and serpent. The villain emanates with so much heat that he manages to burn Gil-galad with his touch. The scientific knowledge he already had led him to later create the One Ring and build his fortress. There are so many other areas where Sauron’s powers are amazing, but it is his fiery and malevolent self that covers what is in him which is nothing but malice.
2 Lorde Voldemort: Harry Potter
“He-Who-Must-Not-Be-Named” has earned his reputation for a reason. His powers are extensive and seem limitless until Harry later defeats him.
The Dark Lord checks all the necessary boxes for an extremely powerful villain. He is intelligent and can read minds and his magic is an obvious threat to anyone who dares to fight him. It’s actually stressful watching Harry fight him because Voldemort’s power seems to only choke Harry, which it is.
1 Thanos: Avengers (and Guardians of the Galaxy)
This genocidal villain infiltrating the universe is considered the most powerful of all the other fantastic villains simply because he managed to capture all the stones and wipe out half of the universe (until, of course, the Avengers and so many others defeated him in Avengers: Endgame).
His near-immortal existence allows him to possess superior physical strength and stamina and immeasurable end-of-universe powers. His recovery of the stones is a frightening sight for viewers and the Avengers alike, as it’s clear he can be unstoppable. Before his demise, Thanos was indeed invincible and the most menacing and powerful villain in the universe.
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