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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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1,781 820
Magneto is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

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1,462 876
Doctor Doom is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

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1,441 854
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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1,324 582
Darkseid is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

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1,237 686
Ra's al Ghul is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

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1,155 922
Green Goblin is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains
Green Goblin Marvel 1602

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1,283 831
Loki is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

9
1,337 664
Deathstroke is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains
Dark Orion added Deathstroke

10
1,408 629
Thanos is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains
Thanos Infinity

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967 780
Two-Face is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains
Dimos Dicoudis added Two Face

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1,181 555
Bane is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

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1,242 763
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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1,214 578
Carnage is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

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1,106 567
Eddie Brock is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

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867 629
Red Skull is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

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1,017 674
Galactus is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

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926 499
Doomsday is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

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997 458
Apocalypse is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

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919 552
Scarecrow is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

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855 728
Catwoman is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

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801 613
Dr. Otto Octavius is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

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877 526
Mystique is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains
Mystique X-Men: Legacy

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859 562
Riddler is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

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860 470
Poison Ivy is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

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789 447
Kingpin is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

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813 454
Sinestro is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

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801 498
Juggernaut is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

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828 416
Ultron is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

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723 396
Brainiac is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

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678 531
Sabretooth is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

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648 552
Mr. Freeze is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

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645 502
Penguin is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

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618 391
Phoenix is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

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585 415
Black Adam is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

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476 461
Mister Sinister is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

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549 404
Deadshot is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

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520 334
Zoom is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

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478 444
The Shredder is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

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538 489
General Zod is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

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452 426
BULLSEYE is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

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391 257
Red Hood is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

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443 456
Clayface is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

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410 427
Captain Cold is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

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522 409
Killer Croc is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

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403 366
Taskmaster is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains
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439 496
Bizarro is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

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389 250
Emma Frost is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

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405 447
Mysterio is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

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372 364
Kraven the Hunter is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains