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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
Jack Skellington The Nightmare Before Christmas - The Nightmare Before Christmas

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553 183
Skeletor is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Most Notorious Skeleton Characters of All Time
Skeletor 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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467 123
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

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603 221
Papyrus is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Most Notorious Skeleton Characters of All Time
Papyrus Undertale

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658 247
Sans is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Most Notorious Skeleton Characters of All Time
Sans Undertale

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399 142
Ghost Rider is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Most Notorious Skeleton Characters of All Time
Ghost Rider Ghost Rider

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357 176
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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264 133
Scorpion is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Most Notorious Skeleton Characters of All Time
Scorpion Mortal Kombat - Mortal Kombat

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289 126
Dry Bones is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Most Notorious Skeleton Characters of All Time
Dry Bones The Adventures of Super Mario Bros. 3, Super Mario World (television series) - The Adventures of Super Mario Bros. 3, Super Mario World (television series)

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186 73
Dancing Skeletons is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Most Notorious Skeleton Characters of All Time
Dancing Skeletons Silly Symphonies - The Skeleton Dance - Silly Symphonies - The Skeleton Dance

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266 143
Bonejangles is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Most Notorious Skeleton Characters of All Time
Bonejangles Corpse Bride - Corpse Bride

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187 104
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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233 140
Captain Jack Sparrow is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Most Notorious Skeleton Characters of All Time
Captain Jack Sparrow Pirates of the Caribbean - Pirates of the Carribean

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147 80
Army of Darkness Skeleton Hord... is listed (or ranked) 14 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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227 122
Brook is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Most Notorious Skeleton Characters of All Time
Brook One piece - One Piece

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Lewis is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Most Notorious Skeleton Characters of All Time
Lewis Ghost - Mystery Skulls (Music Video)

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148 89
Eddie from Iron Maiden is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Most Notorious Skeleton Characters of All Time
Eddie from Iron Maiden

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129 101
Hector Barbossa is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Most Notorious Skeleton Characters of All Time
Hector Barbossa Pirates of the Caribbean - Pirates of the Carribean

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166 107
Skulduggery Pleasant is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Most Notorious Skeleton Characters of All Time
Skulduggery Pleasant Skulduggery Pleasant (Book Series)

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157 101
Sir Daniel Fortesque is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Most Notorious Skeleton Characters of All Time

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144 96
Death is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Most Notorious Skeleton Characters of All Time
Death Family Guy - Family Guy

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121 79
ltward is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Most Notorious Skeleton Characters of All Time
ltward Fran Bow - Fran Bow

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125 99
Jason & the Argonauts Skel... is listed (or ranked) 23 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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99 62
Manolo Sanchez is listed (or ranked) 24 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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118 80
Lord Hater is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Most Notorious Skeleton Characters of All Time
Lord Hater Wander Over Yonder

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103 67
Manuel "Manny"Calave... is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Most Notorious Skeleton Characters of All Time
Manuel "Manny"Calavera Grim Fandango - Grim Fandango

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86 72
Elder Gutknecht is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Most Notorious Skeleton Characters of All Time
Elder Gutknecht Corpse Bride - Corpse Bride

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84 72
Caretaker is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Most Notorious Skeleton Characters of All Time
Caretaker Ghost Rider - Ghost Rider

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93 69
Ainz Ooal Gown is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Most Notorious Skeleton Characters of All Time
Ainz Ooal Gown Overlord - Overlord

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88 79
Horned King is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Most Notorious Skeleton Characters of All Time
Horned King The Black Cauldron - The Black Cauldron

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74 58
T-800 Endoskeleton is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Most Notorious Skeleton Characters of All Time
T-800 Endoskeleton

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62 50
Jacque Lalean is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Most Notorious Skeleton Characters of All Time
Jacque Lalean Beetlejuice!

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50 25
The Lich is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Most Notorious Skeleton Characters of All Time
The Lich

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61 69
General Bonesapart is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Most Notorious Skeleton Characters of All Time
General Bonesapart Corpse Bride - Corpse Bride

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71 82
Mr. Skully Pettibone is listed (or ranked) 35 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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35 21
Red Skull is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Most Notorious Skeleton Characters of All Time
Red Skull Captain America, Captain America: The First Avenger, Marvel Universe

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54 59
Spinal is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Most Notorious Skeleton Characters of All Time
Spinal Killer instinct - Killer Instinct

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55 61
Skull Boy is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Most Notorious Skeleton Characters of All Time
Skull Boy Ruby Gloom

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33 21
Uncle Death is listed (or ranked) 39 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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43 52
Oshare Bones is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Most Notorious Skeleton Characters of All Time
Oshare Bones Puyo Puyo!! Quest - Puyo Puyo!! Quest

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23 16
One Eyed WIlly is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Most Notorious Skeleton Characters of All Time
One Eyed WIlly

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28 23
Red Skull is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Most Notorious Skeleton Characters of All Time

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32 44
Skeleton (A Fallen Hero) is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Most Notorious Skeleton Characters of All Time
Skeleton (A Fallen Hero) Amethyst, Princess of Gemworld

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23 33
Geoff Peterson is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Most Notorious Skeleton Characters of All Time
Geoff Peterson The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson

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34 35
Nito is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Most Notorious Skeleton Characters of All Time

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34 49
Inferno Cop is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Most Notorious Skeleton Characters of All Time
Inferno Cop Inferno Cop - Inferno Cop

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13 11
Skelita Calaveras is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Most Notorious Skeleton Characters of All Time
Skelita Calaveras

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23 23
Death is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Most Notorious Skeleton Characters of All Time
Death Manual Samuel

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45 69
Imhotep is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Most Notorious Skeleton Characters of All Time
Imhotep The Mummy - The Mummy

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29 48
Golden Bat is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Most Notorious Skeleton Characters of All Time
Golden Bat Golden Bat