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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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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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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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Dancing Skeletons is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Most Notorious Skeleton Characters of All Time
Silly Symphonies - The Skeleton Dance
Silly Symphonies - The Skeleton Dance
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Ghost Rider is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Most Notorious Skeleton Characters of All Time
Ghost Rider
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Grim is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Most Notorious Skeleton Characters of All Time
Grim adventures of Billy and Mandy
Grim adventures of Billy and Mandy
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Sans is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Most Notorious Skeleton Characters of All Time
Undertale
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Papyrus is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Most Notorious Skeleton Characters of All Time
Undertale
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Scorpion is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Most Notorious Skeleton Characters of All Time
Mortal Kombat
Mortal Kombat
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Bonejangles is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Most Notorious Skeleton Characters of All Time
Corpse Bride
Corpse Bride
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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)
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Brook is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Most Notorious Skeleton Characters of All Time
One piece
One Piece
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Smitty Werbenjagermanjen... is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Most Notorious Skeleton Characters of All Time
SpongeBob SquarePants
SpongeBob SquarePants
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Lewis is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Most Notorious Skeleton Characters of All Time
Ghost - Mystery Skulls (Music Video)
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Scraps is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Most Notorious Skeleton Characters of All Time
Corpse Bride
Corpse Bride
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The Lich is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Most Notorious Skeleton Characters of All Time
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ltward is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Most Notorious Skeleton Characters of All Time
Fran Bow
Fran Bow
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Captain Jack Sparrow is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Most Notorious Skeleton Characters of All Time
Pirates of the Caribbean
Pirates of the Carribean
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Skulduggery Pleasant is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Most Notorious Skeleton Characters of All Time
Skulduggery Pleasant (Book Series)
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Manuel "Manny"... is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Most Notorious Skeleton Characters of All Time
Grim Fandango
Grim Fandango
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Eddie from Iron Maiden ... is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Most Notorious Skeleton Characters of All Time
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Death is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Most Notorious Skeleton Characters of All Time
Family Guy
Family Guy
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Mr. Skully Pettibone is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Most Notorious Skeleton Characters of All Time
Scary Godmother: Halloween Spooktacular
Scary Godmother: Halloween Spooktakular
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Hector Barbossa is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Most Notorious Skeleton Characters of All Time
Pirates of the Caribbean
Pirates of the Carribean
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Crypt Keeper is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Most Notorious Skeleton Characters of All Time
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Manolo Sanchez is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Most Notorious Skeleton Characters of All Time
The Book of Life
The Book of Life