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

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2,795 1,448
Magneto is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

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2,401 1,496
Doctor Doom is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

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2,646 1,031
Thanos is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains
Thanos Infinity

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2,194 1,473
Lex Luthor is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains
Lex Luthor Superman: War of the Worlds, Superman: Birthright

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2,215 1,270
Loki is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

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1,794 1,404
Green Goblin is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains
Green Goblin Marvel 1602

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2,089 1,023
Deathstroke is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains
Dark Orion added Deathstroke

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

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1,477 1,197
Harvey Dent is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains
Dimos Dicoudis added Two Face

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1,797 1,117
Ra's al Ghul is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

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1,872 820
Eddie Brock is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

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1,810 882
Bane is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

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1,909 869
Carnage is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

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1,548 965
Galactus is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

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1,775 1,187
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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Red Skull is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

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1,501 706
Apocalypse is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

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

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

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1,353 836
Scarecrow is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

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1,210 1,055
Catwoman is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

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1,293 626
Ultron is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

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1,217 780
Mystique is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains
Mystique X-Men: Legacy

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

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

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

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

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1,089 557
Brainiac is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

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

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924 768
Mr. Freeze is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

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

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919 741
Penguin is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

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

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652 675
Mister Sinister is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Taskmaster is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains
AndrewPhillips added Taskmaster

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Red Hood is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

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580 596
Captain Cold is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

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628 658
Bizarro is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

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737 560
Killer Croc is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

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457 340
Dormammu is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

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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