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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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1,737 789
Magneto is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

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1,415 855
Doctor Doom is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

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1,402 829
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
1,204 661
Ra's al Ghul is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

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1,283 558
Darkseid is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

7
1,120 893
Green Goblin is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains
Green Goblin Marvel 1602

8
1,240 808
Loki is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

9
1,292 648
Deathstroke is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains
Dark Orion added Deathstroke

10
1,359 613
Thanos is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains
Thanos Infinity

11
938 766
Harvey Dent is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains
Dimos Dicoudis added Two Face

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1,143 544
Bane is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

13
1,213 741
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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1,186 561
Carnage is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

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1,074 557
Eddie Brock is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

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848 615
Red Skull is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

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989 663
Galactus is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

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901 490
Doomsday is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

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975 445
Apocalypse is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

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890 539
Scarecrow is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

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829 714
Catwoman is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

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780 600
Dr. Otto Octavius is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

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854 511
Mystique is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains
Mystique X-Men: Legacy

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832 550
Riddler is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

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833 462
Poison Ivy is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

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763 438
Kingpin is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

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793 446
Sinestro is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

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781 485
Juggernaut is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

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807 407
Ultron is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

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699 392
Brainiac is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

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665 518
Sabretooth is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

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633 538
Mr. Freeze is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

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615 493
Penguin is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

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602 381
Phoenix is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

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570 405
Black Adam is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

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462 448
Mister Sinister is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

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534 394
Deadshot is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

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504 324
Zoom is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

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471 427
The Shredder is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

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525 482
General Zod is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

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442 419
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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395 358
Taskmaster is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains
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509 401
Killer Croc is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

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378 240
Emma Frost is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

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427 487
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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361 357
Kraven the Hunter is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

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391 441
Mysterio is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains