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- Sephiroth himself isn't the one doing the singing, but his greatness and power are sung in a awesomely over-the-top manner by a Latin choir in his theme song One Winged Angel. Yes, that One-Winged Angel.
- Ratchet and Clank Up Your Arsenal features "Death to Squishies", a perky bubblegum-pop song about exterminating all organic life.
- Jonathan Coulton's "Still Alive", the famous ending theme from Portal; unusually enough, it's sung by GLaDOS after she's defeated by Chell, but it still keeps the basic Villain Song structure.
- The second game features a similar ending song: Want You Gone. Rarely for a sequel villainous song, it approximately equals the original in quality (often actually creepier).
- "Sloprano", an opera sung by the Great Mighty Poo, a giant singing pile of feces, in Conkers Bad Fur Day. The song is actually key to defeating him, as he sings higher and higher notes as you attack him, until finally he sings a note pitched high enough to shatter the glass blocking the toilet cord.
- Greasy Sweet from Sly Cooper, which is the disco theme put on by "Greasy Sweet" Dmitri of the second game as his theme to show how much cooler he is than Sly.
- The best song of the dreaded Atlantica world in Kingdom Hearts II? "Ursula's Revenge"? Yes. (It doubles as Crowning Music of Awesome Rock Opera.)
- Also doubles as the only possible reason anyone would want to play through that world.
- While I'm not sure they count since the villains aren't singing, Organization XIII's battle music must count for something, right? Listen to The 13th Struggle, The 13th Dilemma, or The 13th Reflection and tell me I'm wrong. For that matter, the other villains have either The Encounter or Vim and Vigor. And, naturally, we get an epic remix of the One-Winged Angel for the Sephiroth battle.
- Since the game itself is an actual musical, Rhapsody: A Musical Adventure fulfills the villainy quotient with Marjoly's "I Am" Song, aptly titled "Evil Queen".
- Marjoly and crew also have such songs in the game's two sequels, and in the 2nd game the villain Akujo has a similar tune.
- "Kuttetekaruna", from Loco Roco, has no "real" lyrics to speak of... but it's hard to call it anything other than a villain song, given the frightened voices of its singers and its use of maniac laughter.
- It gets even better in the sequel, where Mojyas get their own theme which they use to muck Locorocos' world. Man, they may be evil, but they sure sing a catchy song (even if its lyrics are complete gibberish)! And did I mention that three out of four bosses have their own version of it?
- In Sam and Max: Culture Shock, Brady Culture recites his backstory, accompanied by himself on the organ, naturally.
- The War Song from Abe Lincoln Must Die! may just qualify, as while the character isn't particularly villainous, his desires certainly are, as revealed by his love of bombs and guns (And so much more!) and his unbridled joy that a war has begun.
- The C.O.P.S get the hideously catchy Useful To Boot.
- The original Sam & Max Hit the Road features a catchy Villain Song about an ego-boosting weird-animal-collecting hobby from Liverpool country & western star Conroy Bumpus.
- T-H-E-M gets a big mariachi musical number in Chariots of the Dogs explaining why they steal souls in a time-traveling flying saucer.
- There's also the Final Fantasy IX song Grand Cross. While not being sung by Necron himself and not having lyrics at all, this is still a music that contains lot of people screaming in panic and agony, which kinda goes along with Necron, being the embodiment of humans' fear, helplessness, and suffering when faced with death.
- Mihi nomen Orphanus. OR-PHAN-US!
- Bartandealus' theme counts too, but in both cases, you need to understand Latin.
- While not a traditional Villain Song, Hazama's (a.k.a. Yuuki Terumi's) Leitmotif "Gluttony Fang" from Blaz Blue is so awesome it deserves a mention. If Blaz Blue were a musical, this would definitely be Hazama's big ol' showstopper.
- The educational computer game I.M. Meen opens with a catchy Villain Song from the titular villain about his plan to trap studious little bookworms in a magic labyrinth using a magic book. It almost makes up for the fact that it and all other cutscenes were animated by the same people who animated the dreaded The Legend of Zelda CDI Games.
- The computer game based on Disney's Nightmare Ned has "The Mouse Song", a delightful little number about mice electrocuting people in their bathtubs.
- Henry Hatsworth in the Puzzling Adventure: Lance Banson's Aria. His boss fight features the sky pirate belting out faux-Italian lyrics throughout the battle, adding several layers of awesome to his already impressive battle theme.
- More to the point than the example below, Dr. Robotnik gets a great one in Sonic Adventure 2. E.G.G.M.A.N.: Definitely a great little number.
"I believe in my future, farewell to the shadow. It was my place to live, but I need your hand. Lead me out with your light, I've breathed in the disgusting air of darkness, but I never lose out."
- Though not exactly evil, Team Dark's (Shadow, Rouge, and E-123-Omega) theme This Machine is arguably the best theme among the 4 teams' theme songs, and it's about the three members of the team who were marked as villains in the previous game, or built by the villain in Omega's case.
- Sonic and the Black Knight has the excellent final boss song "With Me", sung from the perspective of Merlina, the Dark Queen.
- They also brought back Throw It All Away and All Hail Shadow. Also, Shadow's page on the Sonic wiki has a whole section of themesongs related to him, and it even makes of note of saying that the lyrics are hard to understand in most of them. Oh, and for a mind boggler, remember Live and Learn? Yeah, the main theme and final boss music of Sonic Adventure 2? They actually attribute that as his theme.
- Metal Sonic has many themes (Yes really!), which fit him extremely well:
- From Mystical Ninja Starring Goemon, we have Spring Breeze Dancin' and Kitty Lily's secret weapon: Gorgeus My Stage. An awesome Broadway-styled musical act that, without a doubt, will turn anyone into a Peach Montain Shogun "hard-die fan". Or so they claim.
- The Virgin Child Makes Her Wish Without Feeling Anything sung by Dr. Peace from No More Heroes. Truly, he has the voice of a gunslinger angel.
- And in the sequel, we have Philistine, sung by Margaret.
- Purge from Space Channel 5 has an awesome villain theme already, but the remix takes awesome to new levels.
- "Look Pimpin'" from MadWorld is a hip-hop Villain Song by Sick YG, sung from the perspective of the Final Boss, the Black Baron, during the game's climactic battle. Once half the boss's health is gone, the music switches to "So Cold" by Ox, which is still a villain song; however, while "Look Pimpin'" mocks Jack for thinking he can defeat the Black Baron, "So Cold" is him enraged by how he's gotten beaten up.
- The other boss themes are also villain songs, though not as focused. "You Don't Know Me" by Bandy Leggz (the female boss music) in particular is girl power gone mad.
- "Nightfall" from Warcraft's own rock band Level 80 Elite Tauren Chieftain starts out as a villain song sung by a death knight of the Ebon Blade, before the end describes the Knights being betrayed and swearing vengeance upon the Lich King.
- "Ignorance Is Bliss", by Jellyfish, is sung by Bowser to Peach. It came out on the album "White Knuckle Scorin'", which had a comic story insert based on Super Mario World. (Although the comic had the characters continually referencing the titles of the songs on the album, this song was the only Mario-themed song on the album.)
- In Strong Bads Cool Game for Attractive People, Strong Bad arguably gets one (in his usual, Strong Bad-centric style) when he kicks off the first episode with "(You Can't) Handle My Style".
- Don't forget Aribeth's theme (from Neverwinter Nights) when she does a complete face-heel turn. Their "evil theme" is played when the Player charatcer encounters them near the end of the game and can also be found in the game's toolset.
- Ape Escape 3 has "Banana Heartbreak"; it's not so much a Villain Song as a song by a villain for most of it, but in the last verse it turns twisted by Ape Escape standards.
- Agreed. Nothing says "theatre" like multiple-personality barbie-esque monkeys in pink dresses. Just sit back and listen to banana heartbreak/I WILL CRUSH YOU.
- The Tauren Chieftans have "I Am Murloc", a Villain Song for the eponymous sea monsters.
- While he's more of a Villain Protagonist, Kratos gets Rage of Sparta. It's played every time a God is killed in the third installment.
- In Disgaea 3, Mao's Image Song ("Go, Mao!") is about how evil he is in general, and how he experiments on humans in specific. It's also catchy as hell.
- Joker gets one in the end credits to Batman: Arkham City where he sings Only You by The Platters in a creepy manner.
- The Escapist gives us "Joker's Song".
- In Disney Universe, The main villain, Hex tortures us at the end with a rock remix of "Its a Small World", and while doing so the enemies are seen torturing themselves through various antics.
- Kanye West's Power is basically about a all powerful celebrity getting off on how much people hate him. Sound like anyone we know?
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