There’s no secret that Twitter threads have the ability to control daily conversations and repeatedly make their way onto our feeds. But there’s one making its rounds and it’s creating quite a stir among users.
One Twitter user bravely asked the internet to discuss who they thought was a more evil Disney villain than Scar from The Lion King, you know, because he murdered Mufasa. Not to mention he killed his flesh and blood to become king, convinced his nephew he was responsible for his father’s death, tried to have Simba be eaten by a pack of hyena’s and destroyed a kingdom.
Show me a Disney character that went harder than Scar pic.twitter.com/4FqVRgUz3o
— 🇯🇲Black🇭🇹Aziz🇳🇬aNANsi🇹🇹 (@Freeyourmindkid) December 4, 2018
The tweet went viral and surprisingly users got very detailed about their reasoning, which actually makes you think a lot about just how crappy these villains are. And just when you think you’re convinced, you see more valid points that will change your mind on who the worst is.
The Colonizers in Pocahontas
the white men in pocahontas killed everyone with smallpox https://t.co/ksdZoQlwvh
— gracie hoos (@cottoncandaddy) December 4, 2018
The colonizers in this movie pic.twitter.com/HhEABtkp7Q
— Red Mone (@w8whosaidthat) December 4, 2018
I’m glad this movie got a lot of hype over the historically accurate racial divide and that people are sticking up for inclusivity.
Cinderella’s Evil Stepmother
Why you all forgetting about the original Kris Kardassian? pic.twitter.com/ILD7hnMsGx
— HookTwine&Thinker (@Crochethookfan) December 4, 2018
Poor Cinderella was treated like a damn slave which is child abuse, and she also emotionally damaged her with her insults and neglect. Was CPS a thing back then? Because she’s the reason why that organization exists.
Lady Gothel from Tangled
Bitch kidnapped a baby to stay young. Emotionally manipulated her to keep her locked in a tower. Hired thugs to try to get her back and when she was back in the tower made her doubt the only person who got her outside. Then tried to kill him. Yeah she was pretty fucked up. pic.twitter.com/EtqieWrOon
— Vanessa Salazar (@radvsa) December 4, 2018
She literally kidnapped a baby, held her in captivity, used her for her magic, almost committed murder to get her back (and luckily was unsuccessful) and was overall manipulative and psycho.
Maleficent from Sleeping Beauty
Maleficent cursed a baby to death because she wasn’t invited to a party pic.twitter.com/cBh1YaYfb7
— 🦋gracie🦋 (@glch_arding) December 4, 2018
The Huns from Mulan
— James Evans (@Purp_terp1993) December 4, 2018
"How many men does it take to deliver a message?"
— Dan Mott (@mottsauce523) December 4, 2018
It's really an astoundingly evil line for Disney. And given the archer's response, you know orders like that are common.
— Dan Mott (@mottsauce523) December 4, 2018
This was actually an underrated response, but the mini thread it created was hilarious and I now see a new side of this movie I haven’t before.
Ezma from The Emperor’s New Groove
Ice cold. pic.twitter.com/eNwYMNZopJ
— Melissa Kotacka (@mkotnc) December 5, 2018
She seemed to have some sexy moments. Overall she seemed balanced. Maybe she was just …. lonely? 🥺 pic.twitter.com/ThfZKNsCuI
— 𝓐𝓷𝓰𝓮𝓵𝓲𝓴𝓪 #DearGod (@AngelicPrado) December 4, 2018
The entire argument surrounding Ezma was far too long to post, but it did provide a good laugh. Poor Kronk for dealing with such a nasty woman.
Gaston from Beauty and The Beast
gaston rips a hunk of a spire off of a castle in order to fight a magical beast on a roof in the rain pic.twitter.com/qPj4RB9dFg
— Meir Vilner Gohan (@gavwersh) December 4, 2018
Not to mention he was self centered, uneducated, sexist, crude and a bully, he did in fact fight a mythical creature in the rain before dramatically falling to his death. That’s pretty villain-esque if you ask me.
Hans from Frozen
— marie🌪 (@_Adrienne__) December 5, 2018
If you ask me Hans is just a historical f-boy who only used poor Anna’s good heart and soul for his own gain and played with her emotions until he got what he wanted. What a dick.
Ursula from The Little Mermaid
Ursula kept the forsaken souls of her victims as decor in her house.
— myrrh chALIce (@wisdomstatement) December 4, 2018
She also turned Ariel against her dad, tricked her into signing a falsely described legal document, stole her voice, morphed into a human to steal her man, put Prince Eric under a spell, got King Triton to turn over his crown, took power of all the seas and started a battle. When you put it that way, she really is messed up.
Frollo from Hunchback of Notre Dame
I’m surprised at the lack of Frollos in this thread. Dude wanted to wipe out an entire ethnic group, he almost drowned a baby & abused him his entire life, and he straight up tried to burn alive a woman who didn’t return his feelings pic.twitter.com/8IX6oMnn3L
— Paola Navarro Villa (@paonavvil) December 4, 2018
Frollo tops them all, I think.
·He was xenophobic
·He killed Quasimodo's mother
·He mentally abused Quasi as well
·He tried to kill the woman he lusted after
·He used God and the Bible to further his evil agenda
He was the most realistically evil character from Disney pic.twitter.com/SMUR0QDXsY
— ReggieMosbyJr (@ReggieMosbyJr) December 4, 2018
Here’s your winner. Used his religious standing to cover up his sexual desires for young women. Was willing to kill. Truly believed everything he was doing was God’s work. pic.twitter.com/qzEpjVRw7d
— Wesley Snyder (@365DaysOfDisney) December 5, 2018
All I have to say is, people are passionate about this choice.
So who would I say is the worst villain? My answer is easy.
I wholeheartedly agree that Frollo is by far the worst villain. While the movie in itself is very dark for a Disney film, this character in itself is enough to visually scare the hell out of you, but once you become an adult you truly realize all the ways he’s messed up. He almost successfully created a genocide for Pete’s sake and used religion to do it! What a sick and twisted man!
Every person in this thread has made valid points for each villain and it was entertaining to read and discuss with your friends, family and complete strangers. However, I am shocked Cruella De Ville, Sid from Toy Story (even though it’s a Pixar film) and the Queen of Hearts from Alice in Wonderland all got snubbed.
All in all, this thread was golden to read and I’m thankful for whoever created it, because this provided a good half an hour of entertainment and reflection.