The Greatest Marvel Villains & Enemies Ever

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

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    The Fantastic Four, The Fantastic Four, Fantastic Four

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    Marvel Universe

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    Thor: The Dark World, Thor, The Avengers

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    The Avengers: Age of Ultron

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

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    X-Men: The Last Stand, Marvel Universe

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    X-Men Origins: Wolverine, Hulk Vs, X-Men

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    Ultimate Spider-Man, Spider-Man 2, Marvel Universe

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    Daredevil vs. Spider-Man, Daredevil, Marvel Universe

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    Marvel Universe

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    Marvel Universe

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    Elektra (The Hand & The Devil), Daredevil, Marvel Universe

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    The Invincible Iron Man, Iron Man 3, Marvel Universe

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    Punisher: War Zone, The Punisher, Iron Man: Rise of Technovore

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

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    Marvel Universe

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    Captain America: The Winter Soldier

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    Doctor Strange: The Sorcerer Supreme, Marvel Universe

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    Guardians of the Galaxy, Marvel Universe

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    The Amazing Spider-Man 2

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

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    Marvel Universe

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    Spider-Man 3

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    X2, Hulk Vs, Marvel Universe

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    The Amazing Spider-Man 2, Marvel Universe

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    The Super Hero Squad Show, Marvel Universe

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    The Wolverine, Marvel Universe

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    The Incredible Hulk

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