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New KtP Tournament: March Badness – Vote for Your Favorite Villain

New KtP Tournament: March Badness – Vote for Your Favorite Villain

You asked for it, and we are giving it to you: another Kenny the Pirate Crew Tournament! March Badness is upon us, and now it’s time to vote for your favorite Disney Villain!

Disney Villain Tournament

It’s time again for the Kenny the Pirate Crew to join in and vote! We love to hear from you all and can’t wait to see who you crown as champ.

This will be our fourth tournament. Previously, you have crowned your favorite Disney Attraction, Character, and Restaurant.

Now it is time to find your favorite Villain, and who doesn’t love a good villain? Without a villain, we wouldn’t have our favorite heroes. We need your help to find which Disney Villain is the baddest of them all.

How it Works

We need your help! Whether you are a new Disney fan or Certified Disney Pro, we want to hear from you as we narrow down your favorite Disney Villains.

This tournament will be like our previous tournaments – a bracket style tournament. We will begin with 32 contenders and vote until we get down to one. There can be only one big bad villain.

Each day of the tournament, we will bring you a new game with a match-up between two fan-favorite Disney Villains. You will be able to cast your vote for one of the two options to advance to the next round.

Like the last three tournaments, this is a single elimination style tournament. The Villain with least amount of votes will be eliminated from the tournament. So let your voice be heard to find out who the crew will crown the baddest of them all.

The Tournament Bracket

With over 100 Disney Villains, there are a lot to choose from. We narrowed it down for you to pick your favorite out of some of our favorites.

The bracket is divided into four themes: Male Villains, Female Villains, Star Wars Villains, and Marvel Villains.

After the KtP writing team narrowed down our favorite villains, we are left with 32 bad to the bone villains for you to choose from. These include some of the classic characters and newer characters to the Disney franchise.

The characters are all lined up on the tournament bracket. There will definitely be some tough choices. I know I am already struggling to decide who my favorite is in some of these match-ups. Be sure to vote, so your favorite makes it to the top!

Do you want to print a bracket to play along at home? Simply download the printable PDF bracket linked below. You can also open the bracket image you see above in a new window and print it without downloading. Both of these options will allow you to fill in your predictions and see which of your favorites make it the furthest.

This is a tournament the whole family can get in on, so be sure that you have a copy for each family member. Also, be sure that each family member casts their vote! Simply exit the article after casting your vote and then reopen it and scroll to the poll. It should be ready for a second person to vote.

Match Up 1: Gaston vs Shan Yu

gaston's tavern cinnamon rolls

Our first match up will start in the Male Villain category. Today’s match up will be Gaston versus Shan Yu.


picture taken pre-Covid restrictions

Gaston is the Villain from the movie Beauty and the Beast. Beauty and the Beast was first an animated film in 1991. Disney then made a live-action version of it in 2017. Be on the look out for a prequel! I don’t know about you guys, but this has been one of my favorite live action remakes.

In this movie Gaston wants to marry Belle and will find any way to do so. He flaunts his manliness and thinks a woman’s place is at home,. It’s a good thing Belle put’s him in his place!

Photo Credit: Disney Parks Blog

Spoiler alert: he doesn’t get the girl! One thing I always found fun was meeting Gaston in the Magic Kingdom. Before the pandemic, guests were able to meet him in Fantasyland. He was a great character to meet and had great interactions with guests.

I love that he used to meet guests as most villains are only out during Halloween or special events.

Be sure to check out the cinnamon rolls at his tavern; they are delicious! Not making a trip soon? Find the recipe to make them at home here.

Shan Yu

Shan Yu is from Disney’s animated film Mulan. This film was released in 1998.

Shan Yu tries to take over China but is defeated by Mulan. Mulan risks her family’s honor by impersonating a man and joining the Chinese army. Mulan defeats Shan Yu and saves China.

Disney recreated this as a live-action film in 2020, however, Shan Yu did not make the cut and another villain was created. This film was delayed several times in theaters and finally made its arrival for viewers on Disney+ with premier access. Read Maggie’s review on the live-action film here.


Polling will remain open until 9 P.M. Eastern time/6 P.M. Pacific time today. We will gather the results and compile them then.

We will reveal the winner of this match-up in tomorrow’s tournament match-up post. You will see which villain won and be able to vote in the next match-up. Be sure to look for a post around noon Eastern time.

Time to Vote

Now it’s time for you to decide which villain in this match-up is your favorite! I can’t wait to see who the crew chooses.

This poll is no longer accepting votes

Gaston vs Shan Yu

Which villain did you vote for? What villain do you think will be crowned baddest of them all? Let us know on the Kenny the Pirate Facebook page. Don’t forget to join the KtP crew page too!

-Heather Alosa

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