Some games can get away with having a boring protagonist, but it’s far rarer to find a good game with a boring villain. Villains often steal the show and it’s no secret that “villains have more fun.” The best villains are characters that people love to hate. There needs to be a reason behind the hatred for a villain, preferably one with an emotional connection to the player. A great villain will remain memorable decades after completing the game he or she appeared in as their evildoings are not easily forgotten. The following are the 10 best villains in video game history.
10. Queen Slug for a Butt – Earthworm Jim
The Earthworm Jim franchise fared historically poorly during the transition to three-dimensional space. The franchise is now dormant, but it’s important to take time and remember the two Earthworm Jim titles that appeared on the Super Nintendo and the Sega Genesis. Earthworm Jim was a breathtakingly fresh take on the platformer genre. The game was unlike any other and was outrageously funny. A resounding factor for the game’s excellence is the game’s final boss: Queen Slug for a Butt. This foe plans on taking Earthworm Jim’s space suit and using it to take over the world. Her plans are absolutely diabolical and involve a quest for world domination. Besides having one of the funniest names in video game history, Queen Slug for a Butt happens to be one of the meanest and most genuine villains to ever appear in a video game.