Top 10 Digimon Villains

Written by Alex Crilly-Mckean Turns out that some Digital Monsters really do live up to the title. Welcome to WatchMojo.com and today we are counting down our picks for the top ten Digimon villains. For this list, we’ll be looking at the best villain characters from across the Digimon franchise – both human and monster. Since we’ll be going into detail about what makes these bad guys such great examples of digital dastardliness, expect a few spoilers down the line. Special thanks to our users Ofelio Benitez, Unversed333, ajjr917 and Paul-Anthony Saayman for submitting the idea on our interactive suggestion tool: WatchMojo.comsuggest
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Top 10 Digimon Villains


Turns out that some Digital Monsters really do live up to the title. Welcome to WatchMojo.com and today we are counting down our picks for the top ten Digimon villains.

For this list, we’ll be looking at the best villain characters from across the Digimon franchise – both human and monster. Since we’ll be going into detail about what makes these bad guys such great examples of digital dastardliness, expect a few spoilers down the line.

#10: Dr Kurata & Belphemon

One is a legendary being known for its unparalleled thirst for destruction, and the other is a cowardly human researcher with delusions of grandeur. Put them together and what do you get? Enough brain and brawn to bring ruin to both worlds. Due to his megalomaniac tendencies and utter fear for Digimon in general, Dr. Kurata decides to use Belphemon’s untold power to try and make his twisted dreams a reality…even if he ends up as nothing more than a face inside the belly of the beast.

#9: The D-Reaper

Talk about apocalyptic. While originally designed by humans as a program in order to keep the Digital World in check, it soon ended up mutating to the point where it became a threat to both humans and Digimon alike, taking the form of a sentient blob-like creature that even managed to put multiple Mega Digimon through their paces. If that wasn’t scary enough, it goes on to use the traumatic memories of Jeri as a way to learn more about humans, bringing up some creepy imagery.

#8: Bagramon

The simplicity in this guy is almost admirable, he has one mission and one mission alone; destroy everything! As the leader of the Bagra army, this antagonist proved to be quite the obstacle for the Fusion Fighters, to the point where the only way to beat him involved our hero literally absorbing every single Digimon in existence. Though what would you expect from someone known around the Digital World as the Sage of Death? The guy was even willing to kill and absorb his own brother!

#7: Black WarGreymon

By far one of the most morally complex characters in the franchise, despite being born from the corrupt nature of one hundred control spires, this Digimon was above all else a warrior trying to forge his own path. He managed to cripple the Digidestined on multiple occasions, brought about all kinds of calamity, and yet through it all became intrigued about the nature of the heart. He may look like a darker version of WarGreymon, but this character was well and truly his own.

#6: Devimon

The first true villain of Digimon, this malicious being more than lives up his demonic appearance. Whether he’s infecting innocent Digimon with the Black Gears or by administering the appropriately named Touch of Evil, Devimon’s presence is felt all throughout File Island. Of course he’s not above getting his hands dirty and either, and nearly managed to kill off Tai and company during their final confrontation, only to be defeated after getting a fistful of Angemon. He may not be the most complicated of individuals, but he certainly set a solid foundation for all antagonists that followed.

#5: Lucemon

Regardless of any initial impressions you might have, trust us, this guy is anything but heavenly. The being responsible for the chaotic state of the Digital World, this tyrant loves nothing more than to play mind games with both the Legendary Warriors as well as his own subordinates. As if his cruelty and god complex weren’t bad enough, he’s also got some serious power under that toga. With both his Chaos and Shadowlord forms, he was but a breath away from bringing about the end of the human world. Luckily it’s nothing a Celestial Blade to the side can’t fix.

#4: Beelzemon

For the majority of the series, Impmon was nothing more than an annoyance that the Tamers and their partners had to deal with on repeated occasions. He could be loud and crass but he certainly wasn’t any kind of threat. That is until he digivolved into his Mega form, got himself a motorcycle as well as a brand new murderous attitude - then he became very threatening. While he would ultimately go onto redeem himself, there’s no denying Beelzemon made quite the impact as a villain. Killing Leomon with his bare hands? We’re still not over that.

#3: Piedmon

What’s worse than a scary clown? How about a scary clown armed with four swords, a psychotic mindset and desire to slaughter everything he comes across. As the leader of the Dark Masters, Piedmon wasn’t only more terrifying than Puppetmon, but was even stronger than titans like Machindramon and MetalSeadramon. His strength was astounding, his clownish attributes were unnerving, and in many ways stood as the last true antagonist for the original Digidestined to fight against. Nothing against his follow-up, Apocalymon, but the psycho-jester was in a different league altogether.

#2: The Digimon Emperor

As always, you can count on humanity to make things a million times worse. A child prodigy who saw himself as the rightful ruler of the Digital World, Ken Ichijouji kept up the persona of a perfect student as a cover for his villainous activities as the self-proclaimed Digimon Emperor, loving nothing more than turning Digimon into his slaves thanks to the mind-control effect of the Dark Rings. While he would eventually abandon his evil ways and join the Digidestined, as far as human antagonists go, Ken remains the king.

Before we reveal our number one pick, here are a few honourable mentions.

Etemon

Diaboromon

Cherubimon


#1: Myotismon

If Dracula were a Digimon, had an unbelievable amount of swag and a stubborn refusal to stay dead, then you’d probably get this guy. Not only did he nearly manage to defeat the Digidestined multiple times, bring war to the human world, pull off one hell of a wardrobe, Myotismon is also damn hard to get rid of. Blown to pieces by an Angewomon? Just come back as the petrifying VenomMyotismon. Get your demon crotch torn open by WarGreymon? Make a dramatic return in the sequel series as MaloMyotismon. Possessing style, substance and all manner of delicious evilness, they don’t make them like this guy anymore.
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