Disney films sure are interesting, and they are chock full of characters that we either love or hate. And while there are definitely villains that we are supposed to dislike, there are also other characters, even protagonists that aren’t that great at all. From Disney princesses, to animal characters, and everything in between, this is our list of 15 Disney characters that are really terrible people. Come on now, think about it. How great was Simba, really? What about Timon? When you think about it, everything about him just screamed BIG JERK. And there are females on our list as well…just think about Elsa and her iciness. That wasn’t an act, mind you. She really was as cold as ice!
So keep reading to learn more about which characters we rated on our list and why. You will quickly see that even those characters that you were rooting for really aren’t all that wonderful. The Little Mermaid has a duo of protagonists that should’ve had a worse fate than they actually did. It’s just that Disney took pity on their sorry butts. Ursula was the least of their problems for that movie! As for other Disney princesses, just how great were Belle and Aurora? If you ask us, they weren’t all that good for anything, and it was the other characters who had to come through for them.
Sure, Tinkerbell is super sweet and sassy, but that blend is not equal. In short, Tink definitely has more sass than class, and it showed when her main pal Peter Pan started getting wrapped up with that Wendy girl. Can you say jealousy issues? Tinkerbell got super jelly when Peter Pan started getting cozy and chatty with Wendy, so what does she decide to do? Kill her. Yes! Tinkerbell goes around to the Lost Boys and tells them that Wendy is some kind of evil bird creature that needs to be killed. Shame on the Lost Boys for believing something so dumb and outlandish, but we didn’t expect them to be the brightest crayons in the box. Anyway, the plot is foiled though when Peter Pan rescues Wendy from what would have been a very scary and painful falling death. Yet Tinkerbell continued to be popular with young girls everywhere.
Okay, first of all…what a dope! Seriously, Alice just wanders in Wonderland and does so many stupid things that we can’t even believe it. How could one girl be so naive? She definitely matches the whole “dumb blonde” stereotype, which is a pity. Secondly, we know that the creators of Alice in Wonderland were probably super high when they were writing this story, but still. Is it just us, or does Alice eat and drink anything that comes into her line of sight? Call us crazy, but we would have a few choice words for anyone who tried to give us a strange potion or weird food item. Yet Alice is totally cool with this and devours things like it’s nobody’s business. By the time the poor girl gets around to thinking about all of her adventures, she is probably feeling like her head is spinning and is about to fall off!
13. Snow White
Well, plain and simple: She doesn’t do anything. Snow White may be a good maid, but that’s almost her only redeeming quality. She also must not be too much fun to be around because she doesn’t have any human friends. Not one. She just chats with the birds and the deer as they get comfy in her dilapidated cabin in the woods. By the way, that house probably reeks, given that it’s constantly filled to the brim with wildlife and rabid animals. But Snow White doesn’t seem to mind since they’re her only companions. When the evil witch-hag comes along, Snow White is downright stupid and takes an apple from her hand. The witch seriously looks evil and yet Snow White can’t even see past that. Then the “princess” falls into a deep slumber and needs a male stranger to save her. Yeah, great female role model she is!
12. King Louie
This baboon from The Jungle Book is an embarrassment to Disney, really. First of all, King Louie doesn’t even speak proper English (although every other character knows British English very well) and he wants to be a real person, even though is blatantly being represented as an African American. But let’s first get back to the language issue. King Louie is the only character in The Jungle Book who communicates like an uneducated animal, all skitting and scatting about with his tongue. No wonder it’s hard for others to take him seriously. Secondly, Disney was seriously trying to give some underhanded clues as to what King Louie was really representing…what a disgrace and how embarrassing for actual African Americans to have their race symbolized by a freakish monkey?! King Louie may have lived on with the newest iteration of The Jungle Book, but even a 3D version of this film isn’t going to save his butt.
“Under the sea” and blah blah blah. We get it, and we know that Sebastian is supposed to be taking care of Princess Ariel. As a crab servant to King Triton (Ariel’s dad) it seems that Sebastian would be pretty stiff-necked and hard to disobey. Just think of Zazu from The Lion King. Yet Sebastian is a total lame-o and he definitely has a superiority complex, which makes no sense because he’s not superior…he’s a servant. Even so, Sebastian introduces himself as Horatio Thelonius Ignatius Crustaceus Sebastian, the royal court composer. In short, he is just a civil servant to the king of the sea. Also, Sebastian’s fake Jamaican accent makes us want to barf. Not only is this crab a total party pooper, but he isn’t even an authentic dude. Plus, he gets seriously down-rated for banning any type of music from the sea in The Little Mermaid: Ariel’s Beginning.
Okay, okay, we know that everyone loves Simba and we agree that he’s a cute little lion cub who had a tough upbringing. Actually, come to think of it, his life was flipping awesome until his father Mufasa passed away. Simba thought it was all his fault that his dad was dead, so what does he do? He freaking runs away from the scene and becomes an exile for years. He grows up as a complete slob and bum, just freeloading off of a warthog and a meerkat. Yeah, some king Simba is! Even Nala has to call him out for being a total lazy ass and not doing anything with his life. Then Simba has to go through this whole depressive episode and he sees his dad speaking to him from the stars (or maybe he was just hallucinating) and he finally decides to come back for the throne on Pride Rock.
9. Prince Eric
He’s adamant about the fact that he believes Ariel is not the girl for him. Yet he continues to hang out with her because, well, she’s still hot. She will be a good replacement until the girl of his dreams shows up, right? What a douche! So, let’s get this straight: Prince Eric just spends his time doing whatever the heck he wants, he has no responsibilities, and he sees a young girl who just washes up on his shores…and he decides that he wants to have his way with her until he finds another girl to get busy with. Yeah, Prince Eric clearly needs to get his priorities in line. He is not fit to be the male protagonist of a Disney movie. Just think about it; all he does is eat, sleep, and try to woo a girl he hasn’t even met before. The fact that she doesn’t speak probably helps him to take advantage of her all that more easily.
When you think about it, you realize that Woody was actually a pretty mean guy. He couldn’t even win over Little Bo Peep because he just couldn’t show off a gentler side. All he does it boss the other toys and dolls around while he just stands there trying to look important. Plus he had some serious jealousy issues. When Buzz Lightyear showed up, Woody got even more mean and angry, and he is one toy who definitely holds a grudge. It’s funny to think that Woody is just an object, one of many objects who are sold in toy stores all over the country. Once he finds out that there is really nothing special about him, he falls into a deep depression and he needs Buzz to get him out of it. If it weren’t for Buzz, who knows what would’ve happened to Woody! The guy needs to shape up.
So, she freezes her entire land because she has trust issues and she nearly has her sister killed more than once. On top of that, she gives her sister’s boyfriend a crappy job. Someone known as “The Snow Queen” is bound to have a bit of an icy personality, right? We actually feel really bad for Anna; sisters are supposed to stick together after all, and Elsa is a totally brat. She is just another girl who is unhappy with her lot in life and uses that to make everyone else’s lives super miserable. How selfish! Plus, Elsa was given these awesome powers, and she isn’t even appreciative of what makes her unique and different. She is like equal parts emo and psychotic. We’d trust her as far as we could throw her.
6. Lightning McQueen
Rude, arrogant, and totally all about himself…what is there to even like about this Disney character? He thinks he’s the Disney animator’s gift to the entire world. Well, he’s not! He’s full of hot air, and he is just out to make other people eat his dust (quite literally). We don’t see how anyone could genuinely admire this character, especially with his stupid quips and quotes. Come on, he is always bragging about himself and he’s only concerned with himself. “Speed. I am speed.” Yeah right, Lightning McQueen! Someone seriously needs to teach you that the world doesn’t revolves around you. Where would you be without that spiffy paint job of yours anyway? Nowhere, that’s where. Plus, you’re not even that good of a racecar; you’re a freaking rookie. A ROOKIE! You hear that? So you might want to check yourself at the front door, because you are all talk and no action.
This dog character from Lady and the Tramp was anything but a lady! Sure, she was able to act all kind and elegant to her owners, but that was just because they had loads of money and gave Lady whatever she wanted! When the Tramp tries to get to know her, he is quite innocent and respectful of her, but Lady automatically puts him off and acts like she is so above him. Well guess what? She’s not. Lady is just a spoilt rotten dog brat who gets whatever she wants because she had the good fortune of being adopted by an extremely wealthy family. If it weren’t for them, Lady would be just like Tramp, or probably much worse! There is no way Lady would be able to hack it in the real world, and we’re really sick and tired of her turning her nose up at everything. You’re a dog for crying out loud!
All she does is get herself caught up in perpetual slumber. Seriously, this girl doesn’t do anything. We’re trying to even think why Sleeping Beauty is a story in the first place. This fairytale is beyond boring, and Aurora does not have what it takes to be a kickass Disney Princess. Just look at Jasmine or Tiana or Mulan. All of those princesses were awesome and put others before themselves. All Aurora does is waltz around singing about how great she is and getting herself into all kinds of trouble. And then she just relies on a charming prince to make everything all better for her. What a loser! If you ask us, the Evil Queen, Maleficent, deserves to have the starring role in this Disney story. At least she is a dynamic character and isn’t stuck with one facial expression and one trait: a totally helpless damsel in distress.
Yes, Belle is very beautiful and we have to hand it to her; she’s a smartypants. But because of her intelligence, she is a bit of an arrogant snot, if you ask us. Belle knows that she is smarter than most people in her village and she may come off as coy and quiet, but we can tell that she thinks she is so much better than all of them. Belle also totally disses the Beast when he tries to become friends with her. He does so much to win her trust and even a huge library full of fabulous books isn’t enough to totally earn her loyalty. Belle takes so much convincing and bribery that it’s almost not worth it at all. She also makes Gaston look like a total ass (an even bigger ass than he is) when she should just have pity on him. Look, we know that Belle has redeeming qualities, which is why she isn’t number one on our list. But still, there is something to be said for her snooty demeanour.
Hear us out here. We know that The Lion King is one of the most awesome Disney movies of all time. Heck, we absolutely love The Lion King, and even Timon is a cool character. Yet he is also a total douchebag when you think about it. First of all, he rides on his friend Pumbaa as if the warthog were his own personal property and chauffeur. Timon also bosses Pumbaa around and makes him feel like crap about himself almost all the time. Timon has no filter, so when he speaks, you can bet that he’s going to downright offend someone. It’s a good thing he’s in the African savannah, wasting away as a low-life with no purpose in life. We can pretty much see why he was an outcast among his family. We’re trying to think of a point of redemption for Timon. It was probably when he dressed up as a hula girl and served as a tasty distraction for the hyenas. Yet he was actually directing their attention to poor Umbaa! Point of redemption demolished.
Okay, so Ariel is a beautiful mermaid princess and all, but in our honest opinion, she is a spoiled rotten brat and she’s quite petty. Also, she uses her looks to get away with stuff and she doesn’t listen to anyone…not her friends, not her father…no one. She’s super mean to Sebastian, who is just trying to freaking help her, and even poor insecure Flounder is not always treated with respect from her. Ariel also disregards her family and her sisters, who she should be admiring since they’re actually successful mermaid princesses. Plus, Ariel is not the brightest bulb in the attic. She collects trash and thinks it’s the greatest thing in the world, and she basically sells her soul to the devil by allowing Ursula to take her voice away so that Ariel can have feet. Feet! Incredible. The only redeeming quality about this girl was her voice and now that’s gone.