"I'm bad, and that's good. I will never be good, and that's not bad. There's no one I'd rather be, than me."
― The Bad Guy Affirmation
Bad guy characters from various games sit in a circle.


Bad-Anon is a villains support group Ralph attends in Wreck-It Ralph. Video game villains attend these weekly meetings when they feel dissatisfied with their role as the "bad guy" and to also receive support from other attendees. It is led by Clyde and takes place in the ghost pen in the Pac-Man game. The slogan for the group is "One game at a time".

At the beginning of the movie, after Ralph tells his story, he is seen sitting among many other villains. Clyde tells Ralph they know what he's going through, but then, Ralph says "I don't wanna be the bad guy anymore." The villains express their shock at this statement (Clyde turning blue, Bowser spitting out his coffee, along with fireballs, etc), and they try to comfort Ralph. Then everyone stands up and recites the The Bad-Guy affirmation (apart from Ralph, who is silent). The members of Bad-Anon then leave for Game Central Station (except for Clyde, because he lives there).

Known Attendees

This is a list of all villains seen attending Bad-Anon in Wreck-It Ralph



Wreck-It Ralph "Bad-Anon" Clip


  • The two Bad-Anon meetings that Ralph attends are used as the bookends for the film (the prologue and the epilogue).
  • Dr. Wily from Mega Man was originally set to make an appearance in the Bad-Anon villains support group as shown in an early render image. However, he was cut in the final version of the film and replaced with Shinobi.
  • In both the Junior Novelization and Golden Book adaptations, all of the real-world video game baddies are replaced with generic video game baddies.
  • M. Bison is the only member of Bad-Anon who is voiced by his current voice actor in the games, as all the other members are voiced by someone else or are completely silent. All the silent members are actually lip-synching when they recite the credo to give the viewers the impression that they are actually speaking. Curiously enough, Jim Cummings (the current voice of Pete, Winnie the Pooh and Tigger) is among the additional voice cast, which is ironic since he voiced Dr. Eggman in the Sonic the Hedgehog "SatAM" cartoon.
    • It should be noted that Bowser can be seen and audibly heard growling when Ralph is about to get on board the train with the other villains. It's unknown if his growling were provided by his current voice actor, Kenny James, or it was special effects.
  • The video game villains' sprites with the exception of Clyde were all created specifically for the film (Doctor Eggman's, Kano's, Shinobi's, M. Bison's, Saw-Hand, and Cyborg's Pac-Man-style sprites are not shown since they were the first to leave that game), and look nothing like how their sprites appeared in their respective games. Most noticeably, Bowser's sprite resembles the one from Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga.
  • Of all the video game characters and elements that appear in the film, the Mario, Sonic the Hedgehog, Street Fighter, Q*Bert, TapperAltered Beast, and Pong characters are the only ones who are all drawn very accurate to their games' official artwork: While Kano sports the red eye like his Mortal Kombat counterpart, his appearance in the game doesn't have the mechanical right arm. Also, most noticeably, Clyde looks more like his in-game sprite rather than his official artwork seen the game Pac-Man World (which looks like this, a similar treatment was done to the other three ghosts as with Pac-Man himself).
  • Zangief is actually portrayed as a villain in this film, similar to his appearances in the live-action Street Fighter film and animated series, but not in the games. According to screenwriter Phil Johnston, the reason for Zangief's villainy was due to the fact that Johnston had a very hard time trying to defeat him when playing Street Fighter II as a boy and personally considered him to be a villain, and thought Zangief would feel remorse for the difficulty players had in fighting him.[1]
  • The sprite depicting Ralph grabbing the cherries before leaving Pac-Man and later sharing them with the Q*Bert gang eventually shows up one more time at the end of the film when the Walt Disney Pictures logo becomes a "kill screen."
  • The Sorceress is the only female villain to attend the Bad-Anon meeting.
  • The Bad-Anon affirmation is recited by Ralph again at the end of the film when he is about to deliver the final blow at Turbo by completely destroying all of the Mento stalactites at Diet Cola Mountain.
  • The room for Bad-Anon has also been used for Zangief's book club. Which Ralph, Sonic, Q*bert, M. Bison, and Chun-Li are apart of.



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