Scar is ruthless, Judge Frollo is personified evil, and Dr. Facilier has really bad friends. (Captain Hook is just ineptly fantastic.) Props to them all. However, the evolution of villains that you love to hate can only be credited to one cultural icon.
The self-proclaimed “Mistress of All Evil” is the standard by which all other cartoon villains are measured. She’s sly, powerful, intimidating…the list goes on. All you need to see are those curved horns and you automatically know who’s coming to crash your party. But so popular is she, in fact, that her character has spawned quite a few spinoff stories in Disney’s media pool. And did I mention she can transform into a dragon? I bet none of you knew that.