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List Rules Villains that were originally featured in comic books (not movies).

Who are the best comic book villains of all time? This list of top supervillains in comics includes some of the most notorious evil-doers in comic book history. Some of them are among the best Marvel villains like Doctor Doom, Magneto and Galactus. Others are classic DC Comics villains like The Joker and Bane. Are they the best (or worst, depending on how you view supervillains)? Vote them up!

Feel free to add any great comic book villains who are missing from the list, and you can also re-rank this list your way, in any order you like. Any and all great comic book villains have one thing in common: They are the absolute arch rivals of some of the greatest and best superheroes in comics' history.

Every great protagonist needs a worthy antagonist to balance things out, after all. Several of the top supervillains listed here began their evil careers in comic books, but they quickly took their evil deeds to the big screen, starring in some of the best superhero movies ever made.

Who do you think are the top comic book villains? Vote now!
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Joker is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains
Joker Batman: The Dark Knight Returns

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1,743 793
Magneto is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

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1,420 859
Doctor Doom is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

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1,406 832
Lex Luthor is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains
Lex Luthor Superman: War of the Worlds, Superman: Birthright

5
1,210 664
Ra's al Ghul is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

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1,286 563
Darkseid is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

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1,127 895
Green Goblin is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains
Green Goblin Marvel 1602

8
1,247 811
Loki is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

9
1,300 651
Deathstroke is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains
Dark Orion added Deathstroke

10
1,366 616
Thanos is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains
Thanos Infinity

11
941 767
Two-Face is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains
Dimos Dicoudis added Two Face

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1,148 544
Bane is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

13
1,216 744
Harley Quinn is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains
Harley Quinn Countdown to Final Crisis

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1,190 565
Carnage is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

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1,077 559
Eddie Brock is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

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852 616
Red Skull is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

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994 664
Galactus is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

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903 492
Doomsday is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

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978 446
Apocalypse is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

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892 541
Scarecrow is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

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834 714
Catwoman is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

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783 602
Dr. Otto Octavius is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

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856 513
Mystique is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains
Mystique X-Men: Legacy

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835 550
Riddler is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

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835 463
Poison Ivy is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

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767 438
Kingpin is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

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794 447
Sinestro is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

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783 486
Juggernaut is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

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810 407
Ultron is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

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700 393
Brainiac is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

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666 519
Sabretooth is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

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634 540
Mr. Freeze is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

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619 494
Penguin is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

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605 382
Phoenix is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

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571 405
Black Adam is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

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464 449
Mister Sinister is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

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536 394
Deadshot is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

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504 325
Zoom is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

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472 428
The Shredder is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

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525 483
General Zod is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

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443 419
BULLSEYE is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

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385 246
Red Hood is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

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435 446
Clayface is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

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397 358
Taskmaster is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains
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379 240
Emma Frost is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

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509 401
Killer Croc is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

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428 487
Bizarro is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

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394 420
Captain Cold is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

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362 357
Kraven the Hunter is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

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393 441
Mysterio is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains