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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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3,009 676
Joker is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains
Joker Batman: The Dark Knight Returns

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1,888 894
Magneto is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

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1,560 951
Doctor Doom is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

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1,524 925
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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1,228 981
Green Goblin is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains
Green Goblin Marvel 1602

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1,418 635
Darkseid is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

7
1,393 875
Loki is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

8
1,311 751
Ra's al Ghul is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

9
1,507 672
Thanos is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains
Thanos Infinity

10
1,434 696
Deathstroke is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains
Dark Orion added Deathstroke

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1,019 832
Harvey Dent is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains
Dimos Dicoudis added Two Face

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1,255 594
Bane is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

13
1,301 817
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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1,174 602
Venom is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

15
1,275 621
Carnage is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

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925 668
Red Skull is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

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1,083 707
Galactus is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

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983 534
Doomsday is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

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989 582
Scarecrow is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

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1,046 493
Apocalypse is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

21
913 766
Catwoman is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

22
845 640
Dr. Otto Octavius is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

23
907 593
Riddler is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

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916 559
Mystique is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains
Mystique X-Men: Legacy

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915 495
Poison Ivy is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

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854 481
Sinestro is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

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833 477
Kingpin is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

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878 443
Ultron is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

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841 528
Juggernaut is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

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767 420
Brainiac is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

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705 565
Sabretooth is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

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683 584
Mr. Freeze is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

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682 533
Penguin is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

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648 418
Phoenix is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

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504 484
Mister Sinister is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

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617 437
Black Adam is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

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587 426
Deadshot is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

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562 355
Zoom is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

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565 516
General Zod is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

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506 471
The Shredder is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

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474 449
BULLSEYE is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

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439 385
Taskmaster is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains
AndrewPhillips added Taskmaster

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552 426
Killer Croc is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

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466 520
Bizarro is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

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437 448
Captain Cold is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

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431 468
Mysterio is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

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470 474
Clayface is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

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412 269
Emma Frost is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

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427 281
Red Hood is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

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396 389
Kraven the Hunter is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains