The Greatest Marvel Villains Ever Fictional Characters
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The Greatest Marvel Villains Ever

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









The best Marvel villains are the men and women (not to mention any aliens and robots) at the root of the best superheroes' existences. These spectacular bad guys in Marvel Comics are the best of the worst super villains and they're all listed here. The top Marvel villains on this list of baddies may not have been around too long as we've added new Marvel evildoers for you to vote on.  




Marvel Comics has been around for over 75 years, and their Marvel rogues gallery is growing more and more with each comic book issue. What is it about the Marvel Universe that attracts all these comic book villains? Maybe it’s their jealousy of their comic book counterparts, or maybe something deeper. 




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 Squirrel Girl, vote them down. If your favorite Marvel bad guy isn't on the list, add them so they can compete for the title of the greatest Marvel villain.

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    the people's #1 & most listed X-Men: Days of Future Past, X-Men: First Class, Magneto

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    Thor: The Dark World, Thor, The Avengers

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    often listed & ranked high on reranks The Fantastic Four, Fantastic Four, Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver ...

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    added by wiabux The Avengers: Age of Ultron

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    often listed & ranked high on reranks Spider-Man, Spider-Man 3, The Amazing Spider-Man 2

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    Captain America, Captain America: The First Avenger, Marvel Universe

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    Deadpool, X-Men Origins: Wolverine, Hulk Vs

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    often listed & ranked high on reranks Ultimate Spider-Man, Spider-Man 2, Marvel Universe

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    X-Men: The Last Stand, Marvel Universe

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    often listed & ranked high on reranks Daredevil vs. Spider-Man, Daredevil, Marvel Universe

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    Ultimate Spider-Man, Spider-Man 3, Spider-Man

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    Wolverine and the X-Men, X-Men Origins: Wolverine, X-Men: First Class

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    added by wiabux The Invincible Iron Man, Iron Man 3, Marvel Universe

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    Original Sin, Ghost Rider, Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance

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    The Incredible Hulk, Marvel Universe

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    added by rahulmishra84474 Guardians of the Galaxy, Marvel Universe

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    added by wiabux Marvel Universe

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    The Amazing Spider-Man 2

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    added by BushWanker Spider-Man 3

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    ranked low on reranks & added by mhunter Marvel Universe

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    X2, Hulk Vs, Marvel Universe

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    added by coltonacombs Thor: Tales of Asgard, Marvel Universe

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    ranked low on reranks & added by TroyJimerson Punisher: War Zone, The Punisher, Iron Man: Rise of Technovore

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    often listed & added by wiabux The Wolverine, Marvel Universe

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    ranked low on reranks & added by spcdegray Marvel Universe

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    added by charlesminorversion1 Marvel Universe

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    ranked low on reranks Doctor Strange: The Sorcerer Supreme, Marvel Universe

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    added by charlesminorversion1 Marvel Universe

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    Doctor Strange: The Sorcerer Supreme, Marvel Universe

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    added by JakeFraser Guardians of the Galaxy, Marvel Universe

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    added by charlesminorversion1 The Incredible Hulk

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