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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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1,828 852
Magneto is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

3
1,507 909
Doctor Doom is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

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1,475 885
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
1,356 608
Darkseid is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

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1,183 946
Green Goblin is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains
Green Goblin Marvel 1602

7
1,262 720
Ra's al Ghul is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

8
1,333 849
Loki is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

9
1,376 679
Deathstroke is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains
Dark Orion added Deathstroke

10
1,449 644
Thanos is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains
Thanos Infinity

11
983 803
Two-Face is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains
Dimos Dicoudis added Two Face

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1,205 573
Bane is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

13
1,262 786
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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1,135 576
Eddie Brock is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

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1,231 596
Carnage is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

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890 642
Red Skull is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

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1,043 686
Galactus is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

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942 514
Doomsday is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

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943 564
Scarecrow is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

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1,012 473
Apocalypse is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

21
878 741
Catwoman is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

22
815 622
Dr. Otto Octavius is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

23
891 536
Mystique is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains
Mystique X-Men: Legacy

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878 571
Riddler is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

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882 477
Poison Ivy is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

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807 453
Kingpin is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

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827 460
Sinestro is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

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815 507
Juggernaut is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

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849 423
Ultron is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

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738 402
Brainiac is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

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691 539
Sabretooth is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

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655 564
Mr. Freeze is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

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655 514
Penguin is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

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629 399
Phoenix is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

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486 465
Mister Sinister is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

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596 421
Black Adam is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

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562 411
Deadshot is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

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537 338
Zoom is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

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486 453
The Shredder is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

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544 496
General Zod is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

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462 433
BULLSEYE is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

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403 265
Red Hood is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

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419 433
Captain Cold is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

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414 373
Taskmaster is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains
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531 417
Killer Croc is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

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448 464
Clayface is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

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447 506
Bizarro is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

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396 256
Emma Frost is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

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416 454
Mysterio is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

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381 372
Kraven the Hunter is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains