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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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1,825 849
Magneto is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

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1,502 907
Doctor Doom is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

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1,472 881
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
1,354 605
Darkseid is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

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1,181 943
Green Goblin is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains
Green Goblin Marvel 1602

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1,260 716
Ra's al Ghul is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

8
1,327 847
Loki is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

9
1,374 677
Deathstroke is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains
Dark Orion added Deathstroke

10
1,447 642
Thanos is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains
Thanos Infinity

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982 800
Two-Face is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains
Dimos Dicoudis added Two Face

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1,204 569
Bane is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

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1,260 784
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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1,133 575
Eddie Brock is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

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1,231 594
Carnage is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

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888 642
Red Skull is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

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1,041 686
Galactus is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

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940 513
Doomsday is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

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943 562
Scarecrow is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

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1,010 473
Apocalypse is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

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878 739
Catwoman is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

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813 622
Dr. Otto Octavius is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

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891 534
Mystique is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains
Mystique X-Men: Legacy

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877 570
Riddler is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

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882 474
Poison Ivy is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

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805 453
Kingpin is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

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825 459
Sinestro is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

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813 507
Juggernaut is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

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848 422
Ultron is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

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737 401
Brainiac is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

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689 539
Sabretooth is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

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655 562
Mr. Freeze is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

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655 512
Penguin is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

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627 399
Phoenix is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

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595 419
Black Adam is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

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485 464
Mister Sinister is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

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562 409
Deadshot is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

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536 337
Zoom is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

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485 452
The Shredder is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

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543 495
General Zod is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

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460 433
BULLSEYE is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

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403 263
Red Hood is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

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418 432
Captain Cold is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

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413 372
Taskmaster is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains
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531 415
Killer Croc is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

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448 462
Clayface is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

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446 504
Bizarro is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

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395 255
Emma Frost is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

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416 452
Mysterio is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

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380 371
Kraven the Hunter is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains