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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    X-Men: Days of Future Past, X-Men: First Class, Magneto

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    the people's #1 & most listed The Fantastic Four, The Fantastic Four, Fantastic Four

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    Thor: The Dark World, Thor, The Avengers

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    Marvel Universe

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    added by dlewisxc Marvel Universe

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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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    Marvel Universe

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

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

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    Deadpool, X-Men Origins: Wolverine, Hulk Vs

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    ranked low on reranks Marvel Universe

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    Sabretooth

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    X-Men: The Last Stand, Marvel Universe

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    Epic Movie, X-Men: First Class, X-Men: The Last Stand

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

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    Daredevil vs. Spider-Man, Daredevil, Marvel Universe

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    added by wiabux Marvel Universe

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    often listed & ranked high on reranks Bullseye

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    ranked low on reranks & added by Charley Feldman Sentinels Marvel Universe

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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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    ranked low on reranks & added by graser20 Marvel Universe

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    added by wiabux Marvel Universe

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    The Amazing Spider-Man 2

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    ranked low on reranks Wolverine and the X-Men, X-Men Origins: Wolverine, X-Men: First Class

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    The Incredible Hulk, Marvel Universe

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    often listed MODOK

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    added by BushWanker Marvel Universe

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    added by rahulmishra84474 Guardians of the Galaxy, Marvel Universe

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    added by charlesminorversion1 Marvel Universe

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    Hulk Vs, Marvel Universe

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    X2, Hulk Vs, Marvel Universe

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    added by BushWanker Spider-Man 3

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    added by cortezazuca Marvel Universe

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    added by wiabux The Wolverine, Marvel Universe

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    added by coltonacombs Thor: Tales of Asgard, Marvel Universe

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    added by charlesminorversion1 Marvel Universe

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    added by mhunter Marvel Universe

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    added by BushWanker Marvel Universe

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    Doctor Strange: The Sorcerer Supreme, Marvel Universe

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    added by vehemon Marvel Universe

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    added by charlesminorversion1 Marvel Universe

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    added by charlesminorversion1 The Incredible Hulk

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    ranked low on reranks & added by spcdegray Marvel Universe

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    added by JakeFraser Guardians of the Galaxy, Marvel Universe

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    added by BushWanker X-Men Origins: Wolverine, Marvel Universe

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    added by spcdegray The Creeps, Marvel Universe

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