10 Worst Doctor Who Villains

Daleks. Cybermen. The Master. And then you have these poor excuses for villains...

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Like all franchises, Doctor Who holds a massive rogues gallery filled with some of the most iconic villains and monsters within the entertainment industry. From the likes of Daleks, Cybermen, Sontarans, Ice Warriors, Zygons, Autons, Weeping Angels, and The Master. These adversaries (amongst many others) have cemented themselves into the minds of billions of audience members on the planet.

However, with every Top Tier list, there's always a Bottom Tier. And Doctor Who is no exception to this rule. There have been a lot of enemies introduced on the show that have been utterly awful. Questionable even. To the point where you question the creator's creativity, as well as their pride for even daring to place these poor excuses for villains on our screen.

Believe it or not, it was a lot harder to pick ten villains to go on this list. Not that there isn't plenty of bad enemies to pick from. It's simply the case of making sure I've selected the absolute worst of the bunch. And to make it easier on myself, I kept to New Who for the time being. Maybe I'll take a look at Classic Who's travesties at some point in the future....

10. Jagrafess

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Starting off fairly safe, we have the Mighty Jagrafess of the Holy Hadrojassic Maxarodenfoe. That's certainly a mouth full. No wonder The Editor gave it the nickname "Max". Saves time. And many fluffed lines (poor Simon Pegg). As gigantic, slimy, sharped teeth blobs on the ceiling go, the Jagrafess is up there with the best of them. Does this make it a enticing villain. Absolutely not.

More flaws come in when you consider this creature was supposed to be the downfall of humanity's Fourth and Great Bountiful Human Empire. The Long Game is always a slog for me to get through, and the Jagrafess is one of the fundamental flaws that takes me right out of the episode (amongst other crucial elements). I genuinely find it difficult to comprehend that this monster is capable of doing what The Editor informed the Ninth Doctor.

It just looks like a wild beast, that isn't capable of intelligent thought, even if its growls are supposed to convey some sort of dialogue between it and The Editor. Things are made all the more jarring when it's later revealed that the Daleks installed the creature to aid them in manipulating humanity, thus furthering their plans to resurrect themselves. Yeah, sorry, not really buying it. That, and it's just a bland, uninteresting CGI beast that doesn't do a lot, and can be defeated by simply reversing the cooling system on Satellite Five. Moving on.

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