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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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518 172
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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432 103
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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635 226
Sans is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Most Notorious Skeleton Characters of All Time
Sans Undertale

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565 203
Papyrus is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Most Notorious Skeleton Characters of All Time
Papyrus Undertale

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373 132
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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331 157
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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245 113
Scorpion is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Most Notorious Skeleton Characters of All Time
Scorpion Mortal Kombat - Mortal Kombat

9
268 121
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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170 69
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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249 137
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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225 127
Jack Sparrow is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Most Notorious Skeleton Characters of All Time
Jack Sparrow Pirates of the Caribbean - Pirates of the Carribean

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176 96
Scraps is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Most Notorious Skeleton Characters of All Time
Scraps Corpse Bride - Corpse Bride

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216 111
Brook is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Most Notorious Skeleton Characters of All Time
Brook One piece - One Piece

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136 74
Army of Darkness Skeleton Hord... is listed (or ranked) 15 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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140 79
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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242 135
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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123 91
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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153 89
Sir Daniel Fortesque is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Most Notorious Skeleton Characters of All Time

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157 99
Skulduggery Pleasant is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Most Notorious Skeleton Characters of All Time
Skulduggery Pleasant Skulduggery Pleasant (Book Series)

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117 69
ltward is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Most Notorious Skeleton Characters of All Time
ltward Fran Bow - Fran Bow

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91 54
Manolo Sanchez is listed (or ranked) 22 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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97 61
Manuel "Manny"Calave... is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Most Notorious Skeleton Characters of All Time
Manuel "Manny"Calavera Grim Fandango - Grim Fandango

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111 74
Lord Hater is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Most Notorious Skeleton Characters of All Time
Lord Hater Wander Over Yonder

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134 92
Death is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Most Notorious Skeleton Characters of All Time
Death Family Guy - Family Guy

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119 96
Jason & the Argonauts Skel... is listed (or ranked) 26 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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81 66
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 73
Horned King is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Most Notorious Skeleton Characters of All Time
Horned King The Black Cauldron - The Black Cauldron

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80 68
Caretaker is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Most Notorious Skeleton Characters of All Time
Caretaker Ghost Rider - Ghost Rider

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86 62
Ainz Ooal Gown is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Most Notorious Skeleton Characters of All Time
Ainz Ooal Gown Overlord - Overlord

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58 46
Jacque Lalean is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Most Notorious Skeleton Characters of All Time
Jacque Lalean Beetlejuice!

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42 20
The Lich is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Most Notorious Skeleton Characters of All Time
The Lich

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67 56
T-800 Endoskeleton is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Most Notorious Skeleton Characters of All Time
T-800 Endoskeleton

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58 64
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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68 77
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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30 19
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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51 55
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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52 56
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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26 17
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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41 48
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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18 14
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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24 20
Red Skull is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Most Notorious Skeleton Characters of All Time

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21 28
Geoff Peterson is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Most Notorious Skeleton Characters of All Time
Geoff Peterson The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson

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21 19
Death is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Most Notorious Skeleton Characters of All Time
Death Manual Samuel

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9 6
Skelita Calaveras is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Most Notorious Skeleton Characters of All Time
Skelita Calaveras

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31 31
Nito is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Most Notorious Skeleton Characters of All Time

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28 41
Skeleton (A Fallen Hero) is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Most Notorious Skeleton Characters of All Time
Skeleton (A Fallen Hero) Amethyst, Princess of Gemworld

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31 45
Inferno Cop is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Most Notorious Skeleton Characters of All Time
Inferno Cop Inferno Cop - Inferno Cop

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5 3
Samukai is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Most Notorious Skeleton Characters of All Time
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43 65
Imhotep is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Most Notorious Skeleton Characters of All Time
Imhotep The Mummy - The Mummy