List of “Bad-Anon” Characters in “Wreck-It Ralph” (2012)

One of the elements that totally sold audiences for Disney’s 2012 animated film Wreck-It Ralph was a key animation visual depicting the titular main character as participating in a videogame villains’ support group meeting, surrounded by other digital baddies, many of which come from famous gaming franchises with multiple installments.

The “Bad-Anon” group became breakout favorites in the film due to their quirky personalities reinforcing the “reality” of the setting that videogame antagonists are only acting the part of villains, hence their affirmation: “I’m bad, and that’s good. I will never be good, and that’s not bad. There’s no one I’d rather be, than me.”

For those who have trouble recalling who they are, here’s a list of members for Wreck-It Ralph’s Bad-Anon support group. Note that some of the characters are named generic names on the credits list; they will be pointed out here:

  1. Wreck-It Ralph (main character)
  2. “Satine” (Satan – pronounced Satine – from Satan’s Hollow)
  3. “Shinobi” (Smoke from Ultimate Mortal Kombat 3)
  4. Bowser (VS. Super Mario Bros. arcade game, as the original Super Mario Bros. was only for consoles)
  5. Zangief (Street Fighter II) – presented as a “bad guy” in the movie because the screenwriter always got beaten by the CPU character in the game
  6. Dr. Eggman (Sonic the Fighters, or Sonic Championship in the US)
  7. M. Bison (Street Fighter II)
  8. Clyde the orange Ghost (Pac-Man) – the support group chairman
  9. 1011001 (Yellow Robot from Cyborg Justice)
  10. Sorceress (original character with no real-life arcade game basis)
  11. Neff (Altered Beast)
  12. Cycloptopus (original character with no real-life arcade game basis)
  13. “Cyborg” (Kano from Ultimate Mortal Kombat 3)
  14. “Zombie” (Cyril from House of the Dead) – “Labels not make you happy. Good, bad, ugh; you must love you.”

Cut Character

  1. Dr. Wily (Megaman: The Power Battle arcade game) – was part of the original key animation visual; replaced by Shinobi in the actual movie release (below, next to Bison)

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