Smash Bros Villains and Their Cartoon/Comic Book Counterparts
Bowser: Dr. Doofenshmirtz (Phineas and Ferb): Mostly a nice guy and good father with ambitions of conquest continuously foiled by frenemy. smarter than they look, but held back by lack of common sense.
King K Rool: Snidely Whiplash (Rocky and Bulwinkle): Just a general asshole continuously foiled by his own stupidity as much as the hero’s competence.
King Dedede: Plankton (Spongebob Squarepants): Villain who’s personal vendetta against the hero keeps them from achieving higher goals that they could be putting their minds to instead.
Ridley: Bane (Batman): Seriously scary and evil dude with a fixation on the hero. Great foil to the hero. Competent to the point of terror, and would probably succeed at their aims if the hero did not intercede.
Wolf: Cad Bane (Star Wars: The Clone Wars): True mercenary with a code all their own. They’ll break every rule in the book, but Hellfire and Damnation if they break their own.
Ganondorf: Dr. Victor Von Doom (Marvel Comics): Unbelievably powerful and competent villain who could flatten most opposition. Loses most often due to pride and overconfidence.
Dark Samus: Xenomorph Queen (Alien Franchise): Mostly inhuman monster with a strange, almost mystical connection to the hero. Motivated by own survival more than any sense of malice.