Total Nerd The Best Comic Book Villains  

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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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4,493 1,038
Joker is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains
Joker Batman: The Dark Knight Returns

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2,736 1,405
Magneto is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

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2,333 1,465
Doctor Doom is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

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2,159 1,435
Lex Luthor is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains
Lex Luthor Superman: War of the Worlds, Superman: Birthright

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2,572 1,006
Thanos is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains
Thanos Infinity

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2,158 1,245
Loki is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

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2,042 1,004
Deathstroke is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains
Dark Orion added Deathstroke

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1,745 1,380
Green Goblin is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains
Green Goblin Marvel 1602

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2,124 933
Darkseid is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

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1,437 1,173
Harvey Dent is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains
Dimos Dicoudis added Two Face

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1,760 1,089
Ra's al Ghul is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

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1,810 808
Eddie Brock is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

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1,764 868
Bane is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

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1,854 852
Carnage is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

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1,507 949
Galactus is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

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1,739 1,167
Harley Quinn is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains
Harley Quinn Countdown to Final Crisis

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1,296 897
Red Skull is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

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1,463 690
Apocalypse is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

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1,386 754
Doomsday is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

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1,162 850
Dr. Otto Octavius is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

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1,326 822
Scarecrow is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

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1,187 1,035
Catwoman is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

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1,191 758
Mystique is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains
Mystique X-Men: Legacy

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1,253 613
Ultron is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

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1,148 705
Juggernaut is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

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1,212 801
Riddler is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

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1,134 645
Sinestro is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

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1,096 664
Kingpin is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

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1,063 543
Brainiac is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

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1,167 681
Poison Ivy is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

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905 752
Mr. Freeze is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

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876 751
Sabretooth is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

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897 724
Penguin is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

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841 576
Black Adam is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

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634 658
Mister Sinister is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

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858 549
Phoenix is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

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685 624
The Shredder is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

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763 477
Zoom is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

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784 554
Deadshot is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

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757 635
General Zod is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

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592 600
BULLSEYE is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

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597 598
Mysterio is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

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623 384
Red Hood is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

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580 518
Taskmaster is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains
AndrewPhillips added Taskmaster

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568 582
Captain Cold is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

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613 642
Bizarro is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

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444 325
Dormammu is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

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717 552
Killer Croc is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

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564 385
Emma Frost is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

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Mandarin is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains