Total Nerd The Best Comic Book Villains  

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List Rules Villains that were originally featured in comic books (not movies).

Who are the best comic book villains of all time? This list of top supervillains in comics includes some of the most notorious evil-doers in comic book history. Some of them are among the best Marvel villains like Doctor Doom, Magneto and Galactus. Others are classic DC Comics villains like The Joker and Bane. Are they the best (or worst, depending on how you view supervillains)? Vote them up!

Feel free to add any great comic book villains who are missing from the list, and you can also re-rank this list your way, in any order you like. Any and all great comic book villains have one thing in common: They are the absolute arch rivals of some of the greatest and best superheroes in comics' history.

Every great protagonist needs a worthy antagonist to balance things out, after all. Several of the top supervillains listed here began their evil careers in comic books, but they quickly took their evil deeds to the big screen, starring in some of the best superhero movies ever made.

Who do you think are the top comic book villains? Vote now!
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Joker is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains
Joker Batman: The Dark Knight Returns

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1,704 777
Magneto is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

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1,386 845
Doctor Doom is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

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1,372 818
Lex Luthor is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains
Lex Luthor Superman: War of the Worlds, Superman: Birthright

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1,260 543
Darkseid is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

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1,183 644
Ra's al Ghul is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

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1,096 879
Green Goblin is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains
Green Goblin Marvel 1602

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1,216 797
Loki is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

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1,333 605
Thanos is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains
Thanos Infinity

10
1,262 640
Deathstroke is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains
Dark Orion added Deathstroke

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924 750
Harvey Dent is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains
Dimos Dicoudis added Two Face

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1,121 534
Bane is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

13
1,198 725
Harley Quinn is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains
Harley Quinn Countdown to Final Crisis

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1,164 549
Carnage is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

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1,052 551
Eddie Brock is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

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831 607
Red Skull is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

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970 656
Galactus is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

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881 482
Doomsday is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

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952 441
Apocalypse is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

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878 529
Scarecrow is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

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813 703
Catwoman is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

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762 596
Dr. Otto Octavius is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

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844 501
Mystique is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains
Mystique X-Men: Legacy

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818 539
Riddler is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

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822 452
Poison Ivy is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

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780 440
Sinestro is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

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745 435
Kingpin is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

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767 478
Juggernaut is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

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786 403
Ultron is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

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685 384
Brainiac is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

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655 513
Sabretooth is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

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623 528
Mr. Freeze is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

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602 484
Penguin is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

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590 375
Phoenix is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

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559 399
Black Adam is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

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454 441
Mister Sinister is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

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524 387
Deadshot is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

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492 317
Zoom is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

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461 420
The Shredder is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

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514 477
General Zod is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

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435 411
BULLSEYE is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

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376 239
Red Hood is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

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372 232
Emma Frost is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

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424 443
Clayface is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

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500 397
Killer Croc is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

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419 481
Bizarro is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

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384 356
Taskmaster is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains
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387 414
Captain Cold is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

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351 354
Kraven the Hunter is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

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378 440
Mysterio is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains