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Monsters 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. A skeleton is often a type of physically manifested undead found in fantasy, gothic and horror fiction, and mythical art. Despite having no live flesh covering, they are 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 films, television, and animated features. Sometimes it's as simple as looking the most badass.

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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

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Skeletor is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Most Notorious Skeleton Characters of All Time
Masters of the Universe

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Sans is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Most Notorious Skeleton Characters of All Time
nuu-fox added Sans

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Grim is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Most Notorious Skeleton Characters of All Time
wall-ice added Grim Grim adventures of Billy and Mandy

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Papyrus is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Most Notorious Skeleton Characters of All Time
nuu-fox added Papyrus

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

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Dry Bones is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Most Notorious Skeleton Characters of All Time
Ranker Film added The Adventures of Super Mario Bros. 3, Super Mario World (television series)

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Lewis is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Most Notorious Skeleton Characters of All Time
ElizabethMattheson added Lewis

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Scorpion is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Most Notorious Skeleton Characters of All Time
Mortal Kombat

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Bonejangles is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Most Notorious Skeleton Characters of All Time
Corpse Bride

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Smitty Werbenjagermanjensen is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Most Notorious Skeleton Characters of All Time
Smitty Werbenjagermanjensen SpongeBob SquarePants

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Brook is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Most Notorious Skeleton Characters of All Time
palmy-rey added 37 - One Piece

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Dancing Skeletons is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Most Notorious Skeleton Characters of All Time
palmy-rey added Dancing Skeletons Silly Symphonies - The Skeleton Dance

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Sir Daniel Fortesque is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Most Notorious Skeleton Characters of All Time
adiv-gass added

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Captain Jack Sparrow is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Most Notorious Skeleton Characters of All Time
Pirates of the Carribean

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Scraps is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Most Notorious Skeleton Characters of All Time
Scraps Corpse Bride

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Skulduggery Pleasant is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Most Notorious Skeleton Characters of All Time
ElizabethMattheson added

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Army of Darkness Skeleton Hord... is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Most Notorious Skeleton Characters of All Time
Army of Darkness Skeleton Horde Army of Darkness

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Death is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Most Notorious Skeleton Characters of All Time
Ranker Film added Family Guy

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ltward is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Most Notorious Skeleton Characters of All Time
-1453466872188 added ltward Fran Bow

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Eddie from Iron Maiden is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Most Notorious Skeleton Characters of All Time
PaulPabloAnzaldua added Eddie from Iron Maiden

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Manolo Sanchez is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Most Notorious Skeleton Characters of All Time
Basil Nacionales added Manolo Sanchez The Book of Life

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Lord Hater is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Most Notorious Skeleton Characters of All Time
Nicole Mashek added Lord Hater

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Jason & the Argonauts Skel... is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Most Notorious Skeleton Characters of All Time
Jason & the Argonauts Skeleton Army Jason & the Argonauts

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Manuel "Manny"Calave... is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Most Notorious Skeleton Characters of All Time
-1453466872188 added Manuel "Manny"Calavera Grim Fandango

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Ainz Ooal Gown is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Most Notorious Skeleton Characters of All Time
phan-timon added Ainz Ooal Gown Overlord

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Hector Barbossa is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Most Notorious Skeleton Characters of All Time
Pirates of the Carribean

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Elder Gutknecht is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Most Notorious Skeleton Characters of All Time
Corpse Bride

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Horned King is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Most Notorious Skeleton Characters of All Time
The Black Cauldron

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Caretaker is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Most Notorious Skeleton Characters of All Time
Caretaker Ghost Rider

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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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Jacque Lalean is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Most Notorious Skeleton Characters of All Time
Nicole Mashek added Jacque Lalean

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Mr. Skully Pettibone is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Most Notorious Skeleton Characters of All Time
Mr. Skully Pettibone Scary Godmother: Halloween Spooktakular

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

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General Bonesapart is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Most Notorious Skeleton Characters of All Time
Corpse Bride

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Spinal is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Most Notorious Skeleton Characters of All Time
phan-timon added Spinal Killer Instinct

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Red Skull is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Most Notorious Skeleton Characters of All Time
Asgeir Hovland added

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Skeleton (A Fallen Hero) is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Most Notorious Skeleton Characters of All Time
Nicole Mashek added Skeleton (A Fallen Hero)

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Skelita Calaveras is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Most Notorious Skeleton Characters of All Time
LaChauntisWashington added Skelita Calaveras

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Uncle Death is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Most Notorious Skeleton Characters of All Time
Insufferable Prick added Uncle Death

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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Oshare Bones is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Most Notorious Skeleton Characters of All Time
adiv-gass added Oshare Bones Puyo Puyo!! Quest

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Skull Boy is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Most Notorious Skeleton Characters of All Time
Nicole Mashek added Skull Boy

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

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Bonella is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Most Notorious Skeleton Characters of All Time
Ken Foster added Bonella

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Geoff Peterson is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Most Notorious Skeleton Characters of All Time
-1453466872188 added

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

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

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

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Skullmageddon is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Most Notorious Skeleton Characters of All Time
wall-ice added Skullmageddon Double Dragon Neon

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Murray is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Most Notorious Skeleton Characters of All Time
palmy-rey added Murray Monkey Island