Your favorite Nintendo Villain.

My younger brothers been playing Paper Mario: The Thousand Year Door again to relieve boredom, and that got me thinking into just how many different villains there all in the game. Than throughout the Nintendo Universe. Theres a lot of them, end game bosses, level bosses, mini bosses.
So whos your favorite and why. Is it the fight itself, his/hers history, or do they juts look badass.

My personal favorite is Dimentio from Super Paper Mario. Murder, extremely intelligent, cunning and witted. He does it all with a smile too, along with really good insulting jokes. Nothing like your average bumbling minion. Sure he may get defeated, but hes the enemy and the hero always wins (Not spoilers come on, it's true). But this guys truly evil and competent.

"I am Count Bleck's master of dimensions, the pleaser of crowds... I am...Dimentio!"

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And he's a jester. Who doesn't like the fool.

I'm going with Team Ninja.

OOOOOOOOOOOHHHHHHHHHH

But really, the only villain that stuck with me was Ghirahim from Skyward Sword.

I like Zant from Twilight Princess.

He starts out mysterious and powerful, but then we find out he's actually kind of likable and somewhat affable and oh-so-very insane. ^_^

How can you not like a villain who's motivation boils down to "I walked out on my balcony and I saw something weird and I heard a voice and it gave me powers and I decided to make it my boss and serve it, whatever it may be, because it asked nicely.
I'm going to jump around the room now. Wheee!~"

*points at avatar*

I can't access my Majora's mask escapist reply template doc right now, so I can't go into detail.

Suffice to say that Nintendo has never since made a villain that so entirely evil and destructive, while at the same time coming off as mysterious, somehwat relatable, and has motivations other than RULE THE WORLD!1!

The whole "The entire game is about inevitable doom" helps too.

Honorable mention has to go to Bowser because he's ****ing Bowser.

Hmm...my personal favorite though? Assuming we can count Pokemon, I'm going to go with Giovanni. I always liked him.

Waluigi
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His taunts in Mario Golf make him the only character I want to play!

For me that would be Skull Kid from Majora's Mask.

His laughs and screaming noises always were pretty cool to me.

metaknight.
seriously he is fucking awesome.he is like a slasher evil bad guy in a Nintendo game.mare than that.he is an evil bad slasher villain,IN KIRBY GAMES.out of place as hell but that's what makes him awesome.

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I HAVE FURY!

Ghetsis from Pokemon Black/White. This man is an absolute monster, which is why I thought he was such a good villain.

For one thing, he isn't incompetent like the rest of the evil organization leaders in past games. He's actually a threat.

So, let's talk about his evil.

N's mother died when he was very young.

Ghetsis, who is quite possibly not even his real father, "adopts" him, and promises him he will one day help to save all Pokemon.

He keeps N basically locked away in this creepy playroom all of his young life until he's 14 (or however old he is in the games). The only interaction this child has is between the two maids that Ghetsis had assigned to him and Pokemon that have gone through traumatic events and abuse by their trainers.

This was to brainwash N into thinking that all trainers are cruel and hurt their Pokemon.

This was also to keep N pure of heart for Ghetsis' bigger plan to take over the world using the power of Reshiram/Zekrom.

He plotted this with his seven sages. Also, Ghetsis commands a team of fucking NINJAS, who, if the order had been given, could have probably easily killed your character.

After you defeat N, Ghetsis disowns him and says how much of a disappointment he is, then reveals his true plans and mocks N for being so foolish as to believe him.

Then, he tries to stomp your character for interfering with his plans, and if I'm not mistaken, many people had more trouble with his Hydreigon than N's LEGENDARY DRAGON.

Even after you defeat Ghetsis, he still manages to slip away from the authorities, most likely making him the final boss in Pokemon Black 2 and White 2.

He robbed a child of his innocence and free-will and used him as a disposable pawn in his plans for world domination, all under the guise of trying to help Pokemon.

Total. Monster.

This guy.

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Fantastically evil and fabulous. Clearly, he is a better villain than Ganon.

Vaati, for all the obvious reasons. Also Ghirahim because as far as I'm concerned he is Vaati.

@Ghetsis: Hard to argue with that.

I actually really like Bowser among Nintendo villains for one main reason. Despite Bowser getting trumped by Mario many times over the last 26 years, the Koopa King will simply not surrender. Not even DEATH can stop him.

Bowser has lived through events that probably should've killed him. Many times. He's been dropped hundreds of feet onto solid ground. He's been boiled in lava. One time, his skin BURNED OFF in the lava bath, and he still came back to curbstomp Mario as a skeleton. And then he did that again! He's been electrocuted, he's been blown up, he's taken Yoshi eggs to the face, he's been punched into the sun, and he's even been sent spiraling into a black hole. You'd think someone would be dead after at least one of these (especially the black hole thing), but no. He got better.

Not to mention that many times, when Mario fights Bowser, it's not a straightforward fight. Yeah, in the older games, fireballs could knock him out. Nowadays, though, you often have to beat Bowser in some roundabout way. Punching or tossing fire at him won't do much good. You have to drop him with a switch. Or ground pound meteors into him. Or throw him into a bomb. In some Mario Party games where you fight Bowser, you may have to use a certain magic trinket you get, or you might have to press some switches to set an electric trap or something. The straightforward jump-attacks you use on enemies throughout the game usually only work on Bowser in the RPGs now.

So yeah, Bowser's kind of a loser, but dammit, he's trying. And nothing's gonna keep him down. Not even Death.

Might come back later if I think of another really good one and this topic lives.

Lord Beautiful:
This guy.

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Fantastically evil and fabulous. Clearly, he is a better villain than Ganon.

You stole mine. I'm not sure who would even come close to competing with that.

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I'll take Bowser, but specifically from the Paper Mario games. I like how the same guy that dominates entire kingdoms and galaxies in the regular games is so completely impotent in the face of every obstacle he comes across, and how he often has to join up with his archnemesis just to salvage the slightest scraps of pride just to get rid of the greater evil and maintain the fragile Mario/Bowser dynamic

C F:
I like Zant from Twilight Princess.

He starts out mysterious and powerful, but then we find out he's actually kind of likable and somewhat affable and oh-so-very insane. ^_^

How can you not like a villain who's motivation boils down to "I walked out on my balcony and I saw something weird and I heard a voice and it gave me powers and I decided to make it my boss and serve it, whatever it may be, because it asked nicely.
I'm going to jump around the room now. Wheee!~"

The last encounter was goddamned hilarious.

And the boss battle was pretty fun too, I liked how it transported you around like that.

I like Ganondorf myself, with the Wind Waker incarnation being my favorite. Making him more of a tragic figure instead of the "I am so evil, mwahahahahaha, gimme Triforce, curse you Link and Zelda!" image that we're used to was a pretty ballsy move, but man did it work great. It gave us more insight to his character and really showed why he was the way he was.

Also, SWORD TO THE FOREHEAD! That's pretty hard to beat. :P

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The Final Nintendo Boss to rule all Final Bosses.

The Reggie is most powerful.

roushutsu:
I like Ganondorf myself, with the Wind Waker incarnation being my favorite. Making him more of a tragic figure instead of the "I am so evil, mwahahahahaha, gimme Triforce, curse you Link and Zelda!" image that we're used to was a pretty ballsy move, but man did it work great. It gave us more insight to his character and really showed why he was the way he was.

Also, SWORD TO THE FOREHEAD! That's pretty hard to beat. :P

It would fit that nothing less than being stabbed through the brain, turned to stone, and buried at the very bottom of an ocean would stop Gannondorf from being Gannondorf.

OT: Dark Link, mostly because he's the polar opposite of what link is, and by a cruel twist of fate, that makes him everything you are, but three times as strong.

Grim Reaper from the original Castlevania.

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Anthraxus:
Grim Reaper from the original Castlevania.

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For bone crushingly difficult boss that made you want to throw your NES out the window, yes absolutely. Just getting to the guy was three and a half migraines.

Lord Beautiful:
This guy.

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Fantastically evil and fabulous. Clearly, he is a better villain than Ganon.

This.
As soon as I saw him, Ghirahim became one of my favorite character.
And then his first real anger episode in the fire temple... awesome. :)

But I like all Nintendo villains. All of them have something lovable. Even Ganondorf (if you know his story and why he starter doing what he is doing).

Also, does Dark Link from the Water Temple in OoT count? I don't really see him as a villain. I always looked at the room as a mirror if your fears. Him being able to read your moves, looking like you, just black... I always got the feeling like he was there just to test you against your fears.

But if you people count him as a villain, then he is my favorite of all times. Even better than Ghirahim. I was soooo hoping that Big N would add Dark Link to Skyward Sword. The battle against him was epic even in OoT. Now having him with the motion controls... God... I don't think I would have even finished SS. I would just replay that part over and over again until my Wii starts burning.

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Wizpig.

Funny that you would choose Dimentio, I was going to choose Bleck before I read the thread.
Anyway, yes. Count Bleck. I won't spoil anything, but he's a much deeper character than he appears. One of the few villains in Nintendo games that aren't just plain evil for no reason.

And the top hat and monocle make him a thousand times better.

Giygas, hands down. Why? Because more than any other video game character I can think of, Nintendo or not, he is shit-your-pants scary.

It's a toss-up between

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and

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The were both hard as Hell to kill but the elation from beating just one makes the rest of the game seem worth it. These are the only two Nintendo Hard bosses I've been able to beat to be honest...I haven't beaten Ninja Gaiden yet and haven't finished Megaman 2 (the only one I own). I think I've beaten the Mario games though but that's nothing compared to Zelda 2.

Well as long as villains include regular enemies I say the bomb-omb. Kamikazes of the mushroom kingdom. They are a pain in the old games, still a pain in the new ones, and you know what they do when you see them.

Metriods

while not really good or evil, I'm more apprehensive if i know they're in the area

Gigyas was pretty good as a villain, enough so that a bazillion theory's surround the dude.
Also King DeDeDe because he is a boss.
Just remembered Cyrus from pokemon DPP, his plans were pretty bleak for a pokemon game and team plasma I guess (not too far into the game, about 4 badges but digging the team and how they are hypocrites using excuses about saving pokemon)

Nyaoku:
Well as long as villains include regular enemies I say the bomb-omb. Kamikazes of the mushroom kingdom. They are a pain in the old games, still a pain in the new ones, and you know what they do when you see them.

Well they're not villains though. Minions, regular npc's and sometimes allies. But not villains. As far as my Nintendo knowledge goes.

Shoggoth2588:
It's a toss-up between

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The were both hard as Hell to kill but the elation from beating just one makes the rest of the game seem worth it. These are the only two Nintendo Hard bosses I've been able to beat to be honest...I haven't beaten Ninja Gaiden yet and haven't finished Megaman 2 (the only one I own). I think I've beaten the Mario games though but that's nothing compared to Zelda 2.

Those are two of the most difficult bosses in Nintendo's core lineup, and both from one of the most legitimately difficult games on the NES.

While Dark Link can be beaten with the corner exploit, actually fighting him as intended is a real duel, and one for the NES ages. Thunderbird is just a bastard who becomes an even bigger bastard each time you hit him.

I found Ninja Gaiden and any entry in the Megaman series (apart from Megaman 1, which is legendarily in its difficulty towards the end) to be a bit easier than Zelda 2 growing up.
Keeping in mind that most of the challenge of Zelda 2 was not knowing what to do next without a guide.

So towards that end, I'm going to have to pick Dark Link, because I always attempt to fight him as intended (usually after a 10 minute break from Thunderbird, because seriously. Fuck him, and fuck the monstrous maze you have to go through to get to him. And fuck his Eagle-Knights). Though the resultant rematch with him in Ocarina of Time was more than underwhelming, seeing how I bludgeoned him to death with a broken sword.

In terms of character and personality, there aren't many good villains for personality outside of the offspring-series of Super Mario RPG (Paper Mario and Superstar Sagas), and I haven't played most of Paper Mario yet.

Another one for Ghirahim. Unique, unforgettable, comic and disturbing.

Majora from Majora's Mask. Most of the villains from Zelda aren't what you would call sane, but this guy takes the cake when it comes to lunacy. There's a reason Gamesradar refereed to it as The Joker of the Zelda franchise.

 

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