42 – Top 5 Fictional Villains to Work For

“Yessss my master” *kneels down cowering*

Fictional villains often seem to have unlimited resources to fund their evil plans. Even though we, the audience, are taught to despise these villains, sometimes it’s hard to resist their wealth of cash, their nefarious moral compass, or their smarmy accent. It’s times like these when we wonder “What would it be like to work for this villain?”. Would they treat me well? What’s the benefits package like? Will I die horribly? These are the questions we ask on this week’s Ranked as Tuong La and Underling Candidates Taylor Fleming, Alex Toth, and Josef Addleman rank the Top 5 Best Villains to Work For!

Which fictional villain would you be a minion for? Let us know that and more ideas for Top 5 lists at ranked@podcavern.com!

Ground Rules

  • If could be rationalized as the villain in that world it counts
  • Anti-heroes count
  • They don’t have to be evil to the core
  • Measuring the chance of dying while we work for them. Also job stability, retirement, pension, your co-workers, etc.
  • We can work for them at any capacity that makes sense in that universe.
  • The position you are hired for has to be plausible
  • If it’s a different species than you can be a “minion class” of that world and species

*Spoilers* Below is our Top 5 list from this episode as well as our own personal nominations throughout the episode.

Group Top 5

5. Hook (Peter Pan)

4. Yzma (Emperor’s New Groove)

3. Team Rocket (Pokemon)

2. Magneto (X-Men)

1. Hank Scorpio (The Simpsons)


Tuong’s List

  • Hank Scorpio (The Simpsons)
  • Yzma (Emperor’s New Groove)
  • Superman (DC’s Injustice)
  • Sharpay Evans (High School Musical)
  • Regina George (Mean Girls)
  • Bob Barker (Happy Gilmore)
  • Harry (In Bruges)
  • Walter White (Breaking Bad)
  • President Business (Lego Movie)
  • Team Rocket (Pokemon)
  • Tom Nook (Animal Crossing)
  • Illusive Man (Mass Effect)
  • Gru (Despicable Me)
  • Maximillian Pegasus (Yu-Gi-Oh!)
  • Mr. Burns (The Simpson)
  • Professor Chaos (South Park)
  • Satan (South park)
  • Mojo JoJo
  • King Dedede (Kirby)
  • Brain (Pinky & The Brain)
  • Lex Luthor (DC Comics)
  • Gaston (Beauty and the Beast)
  • Dark Helmet (Spaceballs)
  • Lord Farquad (Shrek)
  • Megamind (Megamind)
  • Lotso Huggin’ Bear (Toy Story 3)
  • Wes Manthooth – (Anchor Man


Alex’s List

  • Megatron (Transformers)
  • Xerxes (300)
  • Tom Nook (Animal Crossing)
  • Green Goblin (Spiderman)
  • Dr. Evil (Austin Powers)
  • Voldemort (Harry Potter)
  • The Shark from Jaws
  • The Government (Day after Tomorrow)

Josef’s List

  • Hook (Peter Pan)
  • Dr. Wily (Mega Man)
  • Ra’s al Ghul (DC Comics)
  • The Mayor (Buffy the Vampire Slayer)
  • Grandmaster (Thor: Ragnarok)
  • Meryl streep in Devil Wears Prada
  • Prince Zuko (Avatar: The Last AirBender)
  • Cercei Lannister (Game of Thrones)
  • Oscar the Grouch
  • Blue Diamond (Steven Universe)
  • Marc Zuckerberg (Facebook)

Taylor’s List

  • Magneto (X-Men)
  • Shredder (TMNT)
  • Yzma (Emperor’s New Groove)
  • Apocalypse (X-Men)
  • Oswald Cobblepot (DC Comics)
  • Grandmaster (Thor: Ragnarok)
  • Kylo Ren (Star Wars)
  • Hans Gruber (Die Hard)
  • Queen Barrel (Sailor Moon)
  • Gordon Gekko (Wall Street)
  • Jordan Belfort (Wolf of Wall Street)
  • Rita Repulsa (Power Rangers)
  • Team Rocket (Pokemon)
  • Megabyte (Reboot)
  • Megatron (Transformers)
  • Regina George (Mean Girls)




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