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Which Disney villain is the most popular in your state?

Posted: 10:21 AM, Feb 18, 2020
Updated: 2020-02-18 13:24:33-05
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BAKERSFIELD, Calif. — Everyone has their favorite Disney hero but what about your favorite villain?

A new report looked at each state’s Google Trends to determine which villains people are searching on the internet the most to find every state's most popular villain.

While it’s exciting to see your favorite Disney heroes and heroines in live-action on the big screen, the villains often steal the show. Over at ViasatSavings.com, we were curious—with all the Disney love in the air, which villains do Americans love to hate the most?
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In California, the most popular villain was Shan Yu, the main antagonist of Disney's 1998 animated feature film, Mulan.

10 states chose Scar as the class favorite of all the villains. The 1994 premiere of The Lion King did well, but the 2019 remake did even better. The modern-day rendition brought in $1.3 billion.

The country’s second favorite villain is the cold-hearted evil queen, Maleficent (a.k.a. Angelina Jolie) from Maleficent: the Mistress of Evil. But despite the character getting Google love in 9 states, the movie tanked in theaters. As Disney’s lowest opening weekend in 2019, Maleficent: Mistress of Evil suffered a $36 million loss in box office earnings.

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Most-Googled Disney villain by state

AlabamaHades
AlaskaShere Khan
ArizonaMaleficent
ArkansasScar
CaliforniaShan Yu
ColoradoMaleficent
ConnecticutJafar
DelawareDr. Facilier
FloridaMaleficent
GeorgiaScar
HawaiiTamatoa
IdahoMother Gothel
IllinoisShan Yu
IndianaMaleficent
IowaMichael Yagoobian
KansasScar
KentuckyMaleficent
LouisianaDr. Facilier
MaineCaptain Hook
MarylandScar
MassachusettsUrsula
MichiganUrsula
MinnesotaHades
MississippiScar
MissouriScar
MontanaHades
NebraskaScar
NevadaMaleficent
New HampshireCaptain Hook
New JerseyHades
New MexicoMaleficent
New YorkUrsula
North CarolinaGaston
North DakotaScar
OhioScar
OklahomaThe Evil Queen
OregonGaston
PennsylvaniaHades
Rhode IslandLady Tremaine (Wicked Stepmother)
South CarolinaHades
South DakotaCaptain Hook
TennesseeMaleficent
TexasMaleficent
UtahCruella de Ville
VermontHans
VirginiaScar
WashingtonUrsula
West VirginiaLady Tremaine (Wicked Stepmother)
WisconsinDr. Facilier
WyomingGaston