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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
1,026 311
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
711 235
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
632 225
Ghost Rider is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Most Notorious Skeleton Characters of All Time
Ghost Rider

5
897 426
Sans is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Most Notorious Skeleton Characters of All Time
Sans Undertale

6
566 286
Smitty Werbenjagermanjensen is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Most Notorious Skeleton Characters of All Time
Smitty Werbenjagermanjensen SpongeBob SquarePants - SpongeBob SquarePants

7
799 381
Papyrus is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Most Notorious Skeleton Characters of All Time
Papyrus Undertale

8
437 219
Scorpion is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Most Notorious Skeleton Characters of All Time
Mortal Kombat - Mortal Kombat

9
363 129
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
458 196
Dry Bones is listed (or ranked) 10 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)

11
412 214
Bonejangles is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Most Notorious Skeleton Characters of All Time
Corpse Bride - Corpse Bride

12
340 164
Scraps is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Most Notorious Skeleton Characters of All Time
Scraps Corpse Bride - Corpse Bride

13
372 218
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

14
214 169
Hector Barbossa is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Most Notorious Skeleton Characters of All Time
Pirates of the Caribbean - Pirates of the Carribean

15
264 146
Death is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Most Notorious Skeleton Characters of All Time
Family Guy - Family Guy

16
243 165
Eddie from Iron Maiden is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Most Notorious Skeleton Characters of All Time
Eddie from Iron Maiden

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226 150
Army of Darkness Skeleton Hord... is listed (or ranked) 17 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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121 15
Crypt Keeper is listed (or ranked) 18 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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324 218
Brook is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Most Notorious Skeleton Characters of All Time
One piece - One Piece

20
332 253
Lewis is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Most Notorious Skeleton Characters of All Time
Lewis Ghost - Mystery Skulls (Music Video)

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137 76
Red Skull is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Most Notorious Skeleton Characters of All Time
Captain America, Captain America: The First Avenger, Marvel Universe

22
187 167
Jason & the Argonauts Skel... is listed (or ranked) 22 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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146 121
Caretaker is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Most Notorious Skeleton Characters of All Time
Caretaker Ghost Rider - Ghost Rider

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238 191
Skulduggery Pleasant is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Most Notorious Skeleton Characters of All Time
Skulduggery Pleasant (Book Series)

25
181 137
Manolo Sanchez is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Most Notorious Skeleton Characters of All Time
Manolo Sanchez The Book of Life - The Book of Life

26
215 176
Sir Daniel Fortesque is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Most Notorious Skeleton Characters of All Time

27
140 125
Elder Gutknecht is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Most Notorious Skeleton Characters of All Time
Corpse Bride - Corpse Bride

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137 137
Horned King is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Most Notorious Skeleton Characters of All Time
The Black Cauldron - The Black Cauldron

29
136 105
T-800 Endoskeleton is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Most Notorious Skeleton Characters of All Time
T-800 Endoskeleton

30
136 70
The Lich is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Most Notorious Skeleton Characters of All Time
The Lich

31
170 148
ltward is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Most Notorious Skeleton Characters of All Time
ltward Fran Bow - Fran Bow

32
159 136
Ainz Ooal Gown is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Most Notorious Skeleton Characters of All Time
Ainz Ooal Gown Overlord - Overlord

33
151 127
Manuel "Manny"Calave... is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Most Notorious Skeleton Characters of All Time
Manuel "Manny"Calavera Grim Fandango - Grim Fandango

34
173 162
Lord Hater is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Most Notorious Skeleton Characters of All Time
Lord Hater Wander Over Yonder

35
116 140
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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96 118
General Bonesapart is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Most Notorious Skeleton Characters of All Time
Corpse Bride - Corpse Bride

37
101 103
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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81 51
One Eyed WIlly is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Most Notorious Skeleton Characters of All Time
One Eyed WIlly

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84 108
Imhotep is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Most Notorious Skeleton Characters of All Time
The Mummy - The Mummy

40
81 117
Spinal is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Most Notorious Skeleton Characters of All Time
Spinal Killer instinct - Killer Instinct

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71 122
Skull Boy is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Most Notorious Skeleton Characters of All Time
Skull Boy Ruby Gloom

42
58 102
Inferno Cop is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Most Notorious Skeleton Characters of All Time
Inferno Cop Inferno Cop - Inferno Cop

43
58 106
Oshare Bones is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Most Notorious Skeleton Characters of All Time
Oshare Bones Puyo Puyo!! Quest - Puyo Puyo!! Quest

44
46 112
Ragetti is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Most Notorious Skeleton Characters of All Time
Pirates of the Caribbean - Pirates of the Carribean

45
49 95
Skeleton (A Fallen Hero) is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Most Notorious Skeleton Characters of All Time
Skeleton (A Fallen Hero) Amethyst, Princess of Gemworld

46
57 70
Uncle Death is listed (or ranked) 46 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.

47
43 116
Pintel is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Most Notorious Skeleton Characters of All Time
Pirates of the Caribbean - Pirates of the Carribean

48
51 64
Death is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Most Notorious Skeleton Characters of All Time
Death Manual Samuel

49
39 110
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

50
49 100
Wights is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Most Notorious Skeleton Characters of All Time
Wights Game of Thrones