Monsters The Most Notorious Skeleton Characters of All Time  

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List Rules Notable skeleton characters that are undead, animated, or are physically manifested by a curse.

Animated human skeletons have been used as a personification of death since the Middle Ages. From Jack Skellington to Skeletor, the skeleton character is often a type of physically manifested undead found in fantasy, gothic and horror fiction, and mythical art. Despite having no live flesh covering, he or she is still mobile. Most are human skeletons, but they can also be from any creature or race found on Earth or in the fantasy world. The following is a list of some that have gained notoriety in fantasy movies, television, and animated features, with names and images. Sometimes it's as simple as looking the most badass.
Which are powerful, spooky, or even funny? Vote up your favorite skeletons, whether cartoon or live-action, from a movie or TV show or any other media.
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Skeletor is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Most Notorious Skeleton Characters of All Time
He-Man and the Masters of the Universe, The Secret of the Sword, Masters of the Universe - Masters of the Universe

2
1,118 374
Jack Skellington is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Most Notorious Skeleton Characters of All Time
The Nightmare Before Christmas - The Nightmare Before Christmas

3
778 290
Grim is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Most Notorious Skeleton Characters of All Time
Grim Grim adventures of Billy and Mandy - Grim adventures of Billy and Mandy

4
682 278
Ghost Rider is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Most Notorious Skeleton Characters of All Time
Ghost Rider

5
906 416
Papyrus is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Most Notorious Skeleton Characters of All Time
Papyrus Undertale

6
1,002 493
Sans is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Most Notorious Skeleton Characters of All Time
Sans Undertale

7
624 335
Smitty Werbenjagermanjensen is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Most Notorious Skeleton Characters of All Time
Smitty Werbenjagermanjensen SpongeBob SquarePants - SpongeBob SquarePants

8
460 276
Scorpion is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Most Notorious Skeleton Characters of All Time
Mortal Kombat - Mortal Kombat

9
421 165
Dancing Skeletons is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Most Notorious Skeleton Characters of All Time
Dancing Skeletons Silly Symphonies - The Skeleton Dance - Silly Symphonies - The Skeleton Dance

10
456 248
Bonejangles is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Most Notorious Skeleton Characters of All Time
Corpse Bride - Corpse Bride

11
500 242
Dry Bones is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Most Notorious Skeleton Characters of All Time
The Adventures of Super Mario Bros. 3, Super Mario World (television series) - The Adventures of Super Mario Bros. 3, Super Mario World (television series)

12
372 209
Scraps is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Most Notorious Skeleton Characters of All Time
Scraps Corpse Bride - Corpse Bride

13
397 273
Jack Sparrow is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Most Notorious Skeleton Characters of All Time
Pirates of the Caribbean - Pirates of the Carribean

14
381 242
Brook is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Most Notorious Skeleton Characters of All Time
One piece - One Piece

15
389 276
Lewis is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Most Notorious Skeleton Characters of All Time
Lewis Ghost - Mystery Skulls (Music Video)

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293 189
Death is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Most Notorious Skeleton Characters of All Time
Family Guy - Family Guy

17
230 222
Hector Barbossa is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Most Notorious Skeleton Characters of All Time
Pirates of the Caribbean - Pirates of the Carribean

18
258 213
Eddie from Iron Maiden is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Most Notorious Skeleton Characters of All Time
Eddie from Iron Maiden

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241 199
Army of Darkness Skeleton Hord... is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Most Notorious Skeleton Characters of All Time
Army of Darkness Skeleton Horde Army of Darkness - Army of Darkness

20
280 219
Skulduggery Pleasant is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Most Notorious Skeleton Characters of All Time
Skulduggery Pleasant (Book Series)

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256 200
Sir Daniel Fortesque is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Most Notorious Skeleton Characters of All Time

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200 140
Manuel "Manny"Calave... is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Most Notorious Skeleton Characters of All Time
Manuel "Manny"Calavera Grim Fandango - Grim Fandango

23
217 160
ltward is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Most Notorious Skeleton Characters of All Time
ltward Fran Bow - Fran Bow

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210 199
Jason & the Argonauts Skel... is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Most Notorious Skeleton Characters of All Time
Jason & the Argonauts Skeleton Army Jason and the Argonauts - Jason & the Argonauts

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167 146
Mr. Skully Pettibone is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Most Notorious Skeleton Characters of All Time
Mr. Skully Pettibone Scary Godmother: Halloween Spooktacular - Scary Godmother: Halloween Spooktakular