For the month of October, we are highlighting the top villains in gaming. Andrew, Jeff, and Jeremie have teamed up to take all those guys you love to hate, and rank them. We will reveal them to you in a countdown, starting with #31 and ending with #1 on Halloween. Check us out each day of the month to see where your favorite villains rank!
#18: Dr. Robotnik
First Appearance: Sonic the Hedgehog
Most Notable Appearance: Sonic the Hedgehog 3
The archenemy of Sonic, Dr. Robotnik is just one of the famous villains from my childhood. Making his debut in 1991, this egg shaped villain sought the ultimate power (chaos emeralds) in order to turn the animals of South Island into robots. Dr. Eggman, as he is sometimes called, planned to use these robots in an attempt to achieve his goal of world domination……shocking, isn’t it?
Throughout the last 20 plus years this villain has been pestering Sonic and his friends. From creating machines that look like Sonic to a gigantic space station, known as the Death Egg, Dr. Robotnik has tried everything to eliminate that hedgehog. At one point he even tricked Knuckles into believing that Sonic was the actual villain! The doctor had finally come to the realization that even though he was a certifiable genius with an IQ of 300, he just didn’t have the necessary skills to achieve world domination. All in all, this villain isn’t that bad of a guy. At one point in his career he actually joined team Sonic to eliminate a common enemy. What villain does that? I guess the old saying, If you can’t beat ’em, join ’em, applies to fictional characters as well. I don’t know about you but I’d have never thought that Dr. Ivo Robotnik would’ve grown to actually like and respect the fastest hedgehog known to man.