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Disney Villain Countdown: 3/40

Disney Villain Countdown: 3/40

**Spoiler Alert! Some villains are revealed in plot twists, so if you haven't seen all the movies...** 

Rawr

Rawr

Fear/Intimidation Factor
Yzma holds the honor of wielding more perfect scores than any other villain.  This category is not one of them.  Yzma is way more funny than scary, and while she weilds lots of evil potions and has a villainous lair, cowing the masses isn't her strong point. 

Yzma's master plan!

Character Design
Perfect Score. She's strange and bony, with pointy breasts that are somehow near the bottom of her emaciated ribcage. Her remarkable fake eyelashes put Tammy Faye to shame. Her manicure is on point. She's not above fabulous headwear. Numerous outfit changes. FEATHERS. Strangely insect-like features. She also eventually turns into the world's most adorable kitten by accident when she's supposed to be her most menacing.  Yzma's looks are even the subject of several (remarkably funny) jokes.  There's nobody else who looks like Yzma.  She somehow manages to be glamorous and grotesque at the same time. Winner winner. 

I like how she color-coordinates her make up and wardrobe with her under-eye bags

I like how she color-coordinates her make up and wardrobe with her under-eye bags

LOOK AT THEM

LOOK AT THEM

Wit & Quotability
Maybe Yzma isn't the most maniacally deviant mind on the countdown, but every word out of her mouth is SOLID GOLD.  Emperor's New Groove  might be the funniest animated feature Disney has ever released, full of non-stop (frequently Adult) jokes and memorable moments and lines you want to watch over and over. 

Yzma needs to give an HR seminar

Yzma needs to give an HR seminar

So close, but not quite...

So close, but not quite...

Memorability
I've loved Yzma since the first moment I saw her, and she only gets funnier on repeat viewings, but for some reason I was surprised Yzma landed in the top 3? Maybe because not enough people have seen this film, for whatever reason it flew under the radar.  THIS IS A TRAVESTY.  This film is brilliant and perfect in every way, and Yzma is a shining beacon at the center of this glorious film.  EARTHA KITT Y'ALL. SERIOUSLY.  She was born to voice a Disney Villain and she finally DOES.  This villain is frequently the butt of jokes, relatively unusual in the villain lexicon for Disney, but she can dish it out as well as she can take it.  She's also got A BOY TOY. Are you kidding? Perfect. Perfect perfect. 

The cuuuuutest villain ever

How quaint, the rabble

How quaint, the rabble

Kronk doesn't do so well with subtlety

Kronk doesn't do so well with subtlety

Sidekicks
Yzma is the only villain other than Lady Tremaine that can boast a perfect score in this category.  Because Kronk is EVERYTHING. He is the perfect foil for Yzma in every way.  A giant handsome boy toy who cooks? Kronk will win your heart the moment he starts humming his own theme spy music while he sneaks out of the castle and he won't let go. Also he speaks squirrel.  There's nothing not to love about this guy. 

What do you have against gravy?!

What do you have against gravy?!

Song
You had Eartha Kitt voicing your villain and you DIDN'T DO A SONG? Consider the ball dropped, Disney, and SHAME SHAME SHAME on you. 

Look at those TEETH

Look at those TEETH


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Disney Villain Countdown: 4/40

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