The Best Marvel Villains Fictional Characters
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The Best Marvel Villains

List Criteria: Must be from the Marvel Universe only. No other publishers.

The best Marvel villains are the men and women at the root of the best superheros' existences. These spectacular bad guys are the best of the worst super villains and they're all listed here. There are several elements that make a great Marvel villain: they have to be relentless in their pursuit of evil, unstoppable by normal crime fighters, and have an excellent backstory that makes you root for them almost as much as you root against them. These are characters that were introduced in the greatest comic books of all time and came to shape in some of the best superhero movies ever. Whether you like the bad guys with a relatable origin that lead to their destructive bent (Magneto), or a super villain that's super bad (Loki), there are some ultimate baddies on this Marvel Villains list.

Who is the best comic book villain? Who is the best superhero nemesis? Who are the top Marvel villains? Vote on this list of the greatest Marvel villains and find out! If you think one of these super villains isn't worth a match-up with a Powerpuff Girl, vote them down. If your favorite Marvel villain isn't on the list, add them so they can compete for the title of best Marvel villain.
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  1. 1
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    X-Men: Days of Future Past, X-Men: First Class, Magneto More
    100
  2. 2
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    the people's #1
    Doctor Doom

    The Fantastic Four, The Fantastic Four, Fantastic Four More
    100
  3. 3
    Up 176
    Down 94
    Ultimate Spider-Man, Spider-Man 3, Spider-Man More
    95
  4. 4
    Up 211
    Down 58
    Thor: The Dark World, Thor, The Avengers More
    92
  5. 5
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    Down 113

    most listed &ranked high on reranks
    Dr. Otto Octavius

    Ultimate Spider-Man, Spider-Man 2, Marvel Universe More
    85
  6. 6
    Up 132
    Down 79
    Spider-Man, Spider-Man 3, The Amazing Spider-Man 2 More
    84
  7. 7
    Up 98
    Down 48
    X-Men: The Last Stand, Marvel Universe More
    76
  8. 8
    Up 146
    Down 79

    Carnage

    75
  9. 9
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    Down 67
    Captain America, Captain America: The First Avenger, Marvel Universe More
    74
  10. 10
    Up 103
    Down 86

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Kingpin

    Daredevil vs. Spider-Man, Daredevil, Marvel Universe More
    72
  11. 11
    Up 120
    Down 34
    The Avengers: Age of Ultron More
    70
    added by: wiabux
  12. 12
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    Down 34

    ranked low on reranks
    Apocalypse

    Marvel Universe More
    69
  13. 13
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    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Bullseye

    68
  14. 14
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    Down 55
    Deadpool, X-Men Origins: Wolverine, Hulk Vs More
    68
  15. 15
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    Sabretooth

    65
  16. 16
    Up 115
    Down 29
    Marvel Universe More
    64
    added by: dlewisxc
  17. 17
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    Down 33

    ranked low on reranks
    Mystique

    Epic Movie, X-Men: First Class, X-Men: The Last Stand More
    58
  18. 18
    Up 70
    Down 44
    The Invincible Iron Man, Iron Man 3, Marvel Universe More
    54
    added by: wiabux
  19. 19
    Up 49
    Down 11
    Marvel Universe More
    52
  20. 20
    Up 65
    Down 28
    Marvel Universe More
    52
    added by: wiabux
  21. 21
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    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Electro

    The Amazing Spider-Man 2 More
    52
  22. 22
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    Marvel Universe More
    50
  23. 23
    Up 79
    Down 37
    Wolverine and the X-Men, X-Men Origins: Wolverine, X-Men: First Class More
    49
  24. 24
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    Marvel Universe More
    49
    added by: wiabux
  25. 25
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    48
  26. 26
    Up 32
    Down 27
    Spider-Man 3 More
    47
    added by: BushWanker
  27. 27
    Up 66
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    Original Sin, Ghost Rider, Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance More
    47
  28. 28
    Up 65
    Down 75
    The Incredible Hulk, Marvel Universe More
    45
  29. 29
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    X2, Hulk Vs, Marvel Universe More
    44
  30. 30
    Up 44
    Down 57
    The Wolverine, Marvel Universe More
    43
    added by: wiabux
  31. 31
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    Hulk Vs, Marvel Universe More
    42
  32. 32
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    Down 28
    Marvel Universe More
    42
    added by: BushWanker
  33. 33
    Up 48
    Down 38
    Thor: Tales of Asgard, Marvel Universe More
    40
    added by: coltonacombs
  34. 34
    Up 47
    Down 98

    MODOK

    40
  35. 35
    Up 12
    Down 47
    Marvel Universe More
    34
    added by: BushWanker
  36. 36
    Up 25
    Down 65
    Marvel Universe More
    34
    added by: vehemon
  37. 37
    Up 31
    Down 86
    Doctor Strange: The Sorcerer Supreme, Marvel Universe More
    32
  38. 38
    Up 15
    Down 30
    Guardians of the Galaxy, Marvel Universe More
    32
    added by: JakeFraser
  39. 39
    Up 14
    Down 14
    31
    added by: jim4stek
  40. 40
    Up 14
    Down 52

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Blob

    X-Men Origins: Wolverine, Marvel Universe More
    31
    added by: BushWanker
  41. 41
    Up 25
    Down 11

    ranked low on reranks
    Phoenix Force

    Marvel Universe More
    26
    added by: graser20
  42. 42
    Up 6
    Down 4
    Marvel Universe More
    22
    added by: cortezazuca
  43. 43
    Up 4
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    Marvel Universe More
    21
    added by: charlesminorversion1
  44. 44
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    Hood

    Marvel Universe More
    20
    added by: cortezazuca
  45. 45
    Up 4
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    Marvel Universe More
    20
    added by: charlesminorversion1
  46. 46
    Up 3
    Down 4
    The Incredible Hulk More
    20
    added by: charlesminorversion1
  47. 47
    Up 3
    Down 6
    The Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes, Marvel Universe More
    19
    added by: cortezazuca
  48. 48
    Up 3
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    Marvel Universe More
    19
    added by: charlesminorversion1
  49. 49
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    19
    added by: charlesminorversion1
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