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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
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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770 232
Jack Skellington is listed (or ranked) 2 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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531 161
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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776 282
Sans is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Most Notorious Skeleton Characters of All Time
Sans Undertale

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696 256
Papyrus is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Most Notorious Skeleton Characters of All Time
Papyrus Undertale

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455 163
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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435 200
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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305 161
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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235 85
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

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332 146
Dry Bones is listed (or ranked) 10 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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306 162
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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223 121
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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260 163
Jack Sparrow is listed (or ranked) 13 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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290 165
Lewis is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Most Notorious Skeleton Characters of All Time
Lewis Ghost - Mystery Skulls (Music Video)

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257 149
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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158 99
Army of Darkness Skeleton Hord... is listed (or ranked) 16 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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161 106
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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197 122
Skulduggery Pleasant is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Most Notorious Skeleton Characters of All Time
Skulduggery Pleasant Skulduggery Pleasant (Book Series)

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141 121
Hector Barbossa is listed (or ranked) 19 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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175 116
Sir Daniel Fortesque is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Most Notorious Skeleton Characters of All Time

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126 76
Manolo Sanchez is listed (or ranked) 21 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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Death is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Most Notorious Skeleton Characters of All Time
Death Family Guy - Family Guy

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143 95
Lord Hater is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Most Notorious Skeleton Characters of All Time
Lord Hater Wander Over Yonder

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ltward is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Most Notorious Skeleton Characters of All Time
ltward Fran Bow - Fran Bow

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140 112
Jason & the Argonauts Skel... is listed (or ranked) 25 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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121 79
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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96 81
Caretaker is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Most Notorious Skeleton Characters of All Time
Caretaker Ghost Rider - Ghost Rider

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111 81
Ainz Ooal Gown is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Most Notorious Skeleton Characters of All Time
Ainz Ooal Gown Overlord - Overlord

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Elder Gutknecht is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Most Notorious Skeleton Characters of All Time
Elder Gutknecht Corpse Bride - Corpse Bride

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98 91
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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58 38
Red Skull is listed (or ranked) 31 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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87 66
T-800 Endoskeleton is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Most Notorious Skeleton Characters of All Time
T-800 Endoskeleton

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70 33
The Lich is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Most Notorious Skeleton Characters of All Time
The Lich

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86 91
Mr. Skully Pettibone is listed (or ranked) 34 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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69 59
Jacque Lalean is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Most Notorious Skeleton Characters of All Time
Jacque Lalean Beetlejuice!

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68 80
General Bonesapart is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Most Notorious Skeleton Characters of All Time
General Bonesapart Corpse Bride - Corpse Bride

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61 72
Skull Boy is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Most Notorious Skeleton Characters of All Time
Skull Boy Ruby Gloom

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59 72
Spinal is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Most Notorious Skeleton Characters of All Time
Spinal Killer instinct - Killer Instinct

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50 61
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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37 29
Uncle Death is listed (or ranked) 40 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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29 23
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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34 30
Death is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Most Notorious Skeleton Characters of All Time
Death Manual Samuel

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42 58
Inferno Cop is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Most Notorious Skeleton Characters of All Time
Inferno Cop Inferno Cop - Inferno Cop

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36 53
Skeleton (A Fallen Hero) is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Most Notorious Skeleton Characters of All Time
Skeleton (A Fallen Hero) Amethyst, Princess of Gemworld

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

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24 23
Skelita Calaveras is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Most Notorious Skeleton Characters of All Time
Skelita Calaveras

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48 78
Imhotep is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Most Notorious Skeleton Characters of All Time
Imhotep The Mummy - The Mummy

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24 43
Geoff Peterson is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Most Notorious Skeleton Characters of All Time
Geoff Peterson The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson

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26 61
Skull Face is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Most Notorious Skeleton Characters of All Time
Skull Face Madballs

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34 76
Ragetti is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Most Notorious Skeleton Characters of All Time
Ragetti Pirates of the Caribbean - Pirates of the Carribean