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Great Rogues Galleries Are Not Only For Superheroes

In comic books, the collective name for a group of villains is a rogues gallery. The term dates back 1855 when police would call a collection of criminal photos their rogues’ galleries. But this idea isn’t just for comics or police; so many movies and TVs contain a notable gang of baddies. Behind every great hero is a group of villains trying to kill them!

Below is a collection of the best rogues galleries in pop culture history.

Honorable Mentions:
Scooby Doo (Creeper, Ghost of Redbeard, Witch Doctor, Black Knight)
Darkwing Duck (NegaDuck, Beagle Boys, Fearsome Five, Magica De Spell)
Superman (Lex Luthor, Doomsday, Metallo, Zod, Brainiac)


(EXAMPLE: The Evil Queen, Jafar, Scar, Maleficent, Captain Hook, Ursula)

If you question Disney’s place here, check these baddies out in the video game Kingdom Hearts. They even got their movie spin-off named Mickey’s House of Villains! The legacy of Disney rogues galleries is quite old, with the first notable entry being The Evil Queen from Snow White. Since then, the brand’s never quit creating iconic antagonist.

Who is EJ Moreno? Is he a trained physician? No. Is he a former Miss Universe contestant? Possibly. With a bachelors degree in film and a love of pop culture, he brings an alternative view to the world of pop culture journalism. Follow him on Twitter @EJKhryst and check out his film work at