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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    the people's #1
    Magneto

    X-Men: Days of Future Past, X-Men: First Class, Magneto More
    100
  2. 2
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    Down 136

    most listed
    Doctor Doom

    The Fantastic Four, The Fantastic Four, Fantastic Four More
    95
  3. 3
    Up 376
    Down 117
    Thor: The Dark World, Thor, The Avengers More
    91
  4. 4
    Up 243
    Down 148
    Spider-Man, Spider-Man 3, The Amazing Spider-Man 2 More
    80
  5. 5
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    Down 162
    Marvel Universe More
    78
  6. 6
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    Down 67

    ranked low on reranks
    Apocalypse

    Marvel Universe More
    78
  7. 7
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    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Eddie Brock

    Ultimate Spider-Man, Spider-Man 3, Spider-Man More
    77
  8. 8
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    Down 46

    ranked low on reranks
    Thanos

    Marvel Universe More
    75
    added by: dlewisxc
  9. 9
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    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Dr. Otto Octavius

    Ultimate Spider-Man, Spider-Man 2, Marvel Universe More
    75
  10. 10
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    Captain America, Captain America: The First Avenger, Marvel Universe More
    73
  11. 11
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    ranked low on reranks
    Ultron

    The Avengers: Age of Ultron More
    72
    added by: wiabux
  12. 12
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    X-Men: The Last Stand, Marvel Universe More
    71
  13. 13
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    Deadpool, X-Men Origins: Wolverine, Hulk Vs More
    66
  14. 14
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    Sabretooth

    66
  15. 15
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    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Kingpin

    Daredevil vs. Spider-Man, Daredevil, Marvel Universe More
    64
  16. 16
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    Marvel Universe More
    61
    added by: wiabux
  17. 17
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    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Bullseye

    60
  18. 18
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    Down 73
    Epic Movie, X-Men: First Class, X-Men: The Last Stand More
    60
  19. 19
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    Venom

    Marvel Universe More
    57
  20. 20
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    The Invincible Iron Man, Iron Man 3, Marvel Universe More
    55
    added by: wiabux
  21. 21
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    Original Sin, Ghost Rider, Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance More
    52
  22. 22
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    The Amazing Spider-Man 2 More
    46
  23. 23
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    Marvel Universe More
    45
    added by: wiabux
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    45
  25. 25
    Up 81
    Down 34

    Sentinels

    Marvel Universe More
    45
    added by: Charley Feldman
  26. 26
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    ranked low on reranks
    Emma Frost

    Wolverine and the X-Men, X-Men Origins: Wolverine, X-Men: First Class More
    44
  27. 27
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    Marvel Universe More
    42
    added by: BushWanker
  28. 28
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    41
    added by: jim4stek
  29. 29
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    Hulk Vs, Marvel Universe More
    40
  30. 30
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    Down 36
    Marvel Universe More
    40
    added by: graser20
  31. 31
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    The Incredible Hulk, Marvel Universe More
    40
  32. 32
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    Marvel Universe More
    39
    added by: charlesminorversion1
  33. 33
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    X2, Hulk Vs, Marvel Universe More
    39
  34. 34
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    MODOK

    38
  35. 35
    Up 89
    Down 108
    The Wolverine, Marvel Universe More
    38
    added by: wiabux
  36. 36
    Up 49
    Down 29
    Guardians of the Galaxy, Marvel Universe More
    37
    added by: rahulmishra84474
  37. 37
    Up 92
    Down 84
    Thor: Tales of Asgard, Marvel Universe More
    37
    added by: coltonacombs
  38. 38
    Up 64
    Down 92
    Spider-Man 3 More
    36
    added by: BushWanker
  39. 39
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    Down 42
    Marvel Universe More
    35
    added by: cortezazuca
  40. 40
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    Marvel Universe More
    31
    added by: charlesminorversion1
  41. 41
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    Marvel Universe More
    31
    added by: vehemon
  42. 42
    Up 54
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    Doctor Strange: The Sorcerer Supreme, Marvel Universe More
    31
  43. 43
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    Marvel Universe More
    29
    added by: charlesminorversion1
  44. 44
    Up 34
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    The Incredible Hulk More
    29
    added by: charlesminorversion1
  45. 45
    Up 8
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    Elektra, Marvel Universe More
    29
  46. 46
    Up 45
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    Guardians of the Galaxy, Marvel Universe More
    28
    added by: JakeFraser
  47. 47
    Up 32
    Down 106
    Marvel Universe More
    28
    added by: BushWanker
  48. 48
    Up 38
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    X-Men Origins: Wolverine, Marvel Universe More
    24
    added by: BushWanker
  49. 49
    Up 6
    Down 15
    Marvel Universe More
    24
    added by: spcdegray
  50. 50
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    23
    added by: charlesminorversion1
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