For fans of Disney's Villainous board game, a new expansion is always something to be excited about. Each villain's unique objective ensures that every box comes with tons of new content, and it's always great to see one's favorite villain represented in the game. Last July, the developer Ravensburger branched out from Disney's main content and introduced Marvel's Villainous, featuring five villains from Marvel comics and the MCU. It's no secret that Marvel isn't the only brand that Disney owns now, so this standalone game opens up a whole new set of possibilities for future expansions.
For those that aren't familiar, Disney's Villainous sees players take control of an infamous Disney Villain, tasking them with using strategy, wits, and a good deal of luck to complete their objective before any other player can. At present, there are three expansions for the main game and a stand-alone Marvel box, but there is still no representation for Pixar. Disney and Pixar have almost become synonymous at this point, so it's surprising to see those characters not included, especially since Pixar has some of the most iconic villains in animation. A new box would likely include five or six new villains, and these are some of the best choices.
Picking a villain from Toy Story is difficult for a number of reasons. There seem to be a lot of great villains like the Prospector, Sid, and even Al the Chicken Man, but most of these characters aren't truly evil. Emperor Zurg would make another great option, but he doesn't show up as a real antagonist in the films in the same way that Lotso does. Lotso's objective would likely include managing Sunnyside Daycare and keeping Woody and the other toys from escaping.
Another classic twist villain, Ernesto de la Cruz would fit amazingly well in the world of Villainous. Ernesto de la Cruz could have the unique objective of making sure that his partner and now nemesis Hector is forgotten. In the fate deck, players could find cards representing Miguel, Hector, Dante the Dog, and several others. The challenge in this character would be balancing pulling too much trouble out the fate deck while still trying to find specific heroes that need to be defeated. There are also plenty of great locations from the movie that could be included in the villain's domain.
Though he may seem like a better fit for a Marvel's Villainous box alongside other supervillains, Syndrome from The Incredibles would find his home with other Pixar villains. When creating an objective for Syndrome, his would likely be multifaceted. One possibility is that Syndrome could use his Omnidroid cards in order to defeat super heroes from the deck. Each time he vanquishes a hero with it, the card could grow in power. Eventually, after it becomes powerful enough, it could turn on Syndrome just like it does in the movie, and his final objective could be to defeat it and become Metroville's hero.
Though many Monster's Inc. fans might be tempted to let Randall fill this slot as the more iconic villain, Waternoose is definitely the one pulling the strings and the true villain of the movie. Instead, Randall would take the form of a powerful ally, perhaps allowing the player to perform more actions or copy other cards with his chameleon like abilities. Waternoose's objective would probably revolve around collecting enough screams from children to keep his company afloat, and he would also likely have a card referencing his famous line about kidnapping a thousand children.