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

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889 332
Skeletor is listed (or ranked) 2 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

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750 269
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
658 259
Ghost Rider is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Most Notorious Skeleton Characters of All Time
Ghost Rider

5
858 398
Papyrus is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Most Notorious Skeleton Characters of All Time
Papyrus Undertale

6
938 468
Sans is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Most Notorious Skeleton Characters of All Time
Sans Undertale

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598 315
Smitty Werbenjagermanjensen is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Most Notorious Skeleton Characters of All Time
Smitty Werbenjagermanjensen SpongeBob SquarePants - SpongeBob SquarePants

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452 252
Scorpion is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Most Notorious Skeleton Characters of All Time
Mortal Kombat - Mortal Kombat

9
393 154
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
435 235
Bonejangles is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Most Notorious Skeleton Characters of All Time
Corpse Bride - Corpse Bride

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482 223
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
357 192
Scraps is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Most Notorious Skeleton Characters of All Time
Scraps Corpse Bride - Corpse Bride

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383 251
Captain 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

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358 233
Brook is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Most Notorious Skeleton Characters of All Time
One piece - One Piece

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225 203
Hector Barbossa is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Most Notorious Skeleton Characters of All Time
Pirates of the Caribbean - Pirates of the Carribean

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282 175
Death is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Most Notorious Skeleton Characters of All Time
Family Guy - Family Guy

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368 267
Lewis is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Most Notorious Skeleton Characters of All Time
Lewis Ghost - Mystery Skulls (Music Video)

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250 195
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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234 180
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

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241 189
Sir Daniel Fortesque is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Most Notorious Skeleton Characters of All Time

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259 212
Skulduggery Pleasant is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Most Notorious Skeleton Characters of All Time
Skulduggery Pleasant (Book Series)

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182 135
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

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197 155
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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194 193
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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149 105
Red Skull is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Most Notorious Skeleton Characters of All Time
Captain America, Captain America: The First Avenger, Marvel Universe

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151 149
Caretaker is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Most Notorious Skeleton Characters of All Time
Caretaker Ghost Rider - Ghost Rider

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195 165
Manolo Sanchez is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Most Notorious Skeleton Characters of All Time
Manolo Sanchez The Book of Life - The Book of Life

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147 145
Mr. Skully Pettibone is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Most Notorious Skeleton Characters of All Time
Mr. Skully Pettibone Scary Godmother: Halloween Spooktacular - Scary Godmother: Halloween Spooktakular

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128 43
Crypt Keeper is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Most Notorious Skeleton Characters of All Time
mviladegutt added Tales from the Crypt, Tales from the Crypt presents: Demon Knight, Casper

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147 152
Elder Gutknecht is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Most Notorious Skeleton Characters of All Time
Corpse Bride - Corpse Bride

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170 165
Ainz Ooal Gown is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Most Notorious Skeleton Characters of All Time
Ainz Ooal Gown Overlord - Overlord

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139 166
Horned King is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Most Notorious Skeleton Characters of All Time
The Black Cauldron - The Black Cauldron

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147 96
The Lich is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Most Notorious Skeleton Characters of All Time
The Lich

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181 192
Lord Hater is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Most Notorious Skeleton Characters of All Time
Lord Hater Wander Over Yonder

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139 135
T-800 Endoskeleton is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Most Notorious Skeleton Characters of All Time
T-800 Endoskeleton

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103 143
General Bonesapart is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Most Notorious Skeleton Characters of All Time
Corpse Bride - Corpse Bride

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106 131
Jacque Lalean is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Most Notorious Skeleton Characters of All Time
Jacque Lalean Beetlejuice!

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76 101
Skeleton (A Fallen Hero) is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Most Notorious Skeleton Characters of All Time
Skeleton (A Fallen Hero) Amethyst, Princess of Gemworld

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82 112
Oshare Bones is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Most Notorious Skeleton Characters of All Time
Oshare Bones Puyo Puyo!! Quest - Puyo Puyo!! Quest

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88 77
One Eyed WIlly is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Most Notorious Skeleton Characters of All Time
One Eyed WIlly

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90 134
Imhotep is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Most Notorious Skeleton Characters of All Time
The Mummy - The Mummy

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75 69
Death is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Most Notorious Skeleton Characters of All Time
Death Manual Samuel

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30 7
Error Sans is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Most Notorious Skeleton Characters of All Time
cwilcox2143 added Error Sans

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83 145
Spinal is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Most Notorious Skeleton Characters of All Time
Spinal Killer instinct - Killer Instinct

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70 86
Uncle Death is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Most Notorious Skeleton Characters of All Time
Uncle Death Let It Die -

This is Uncle Death, the game's guide. He looks quite young by the way he dresses, but he is a grim reaper, so he's actually quite old.

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74 151
Skull Boy is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Most Notorious Skeleton Characters of All Time
Skull Boy Ruby Gloom

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61 128
Inferno Cop is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Most Notorious Skeleton Characters of All Time
Inferno Cop Inferno Cop - Inferno Cop

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47 139
Ragetti is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Most Notorious Skeleton Characters of All Time
Pirates of the Caribbean - Pirates of the Carribean

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41 138
Bo'sun is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Most Notorious Skeleton Characters of All Time
Pirates of the Caribbean - Pirates of the Carribean

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43 143
Pintel is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Most Notorious Skeleton Characters of All Time
Pirates of the Caribbean - Pirates of the Carribean