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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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2,999 675
Joker is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains
Joker Batman: The Dark Knight Returns

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1,888 891
Magneto is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

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1,559 948
Doctor Doom is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

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1,523 921
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
1,226 978
Green Goblin is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains
Green Goblin Marvel 1602

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1,415 633
Darkseid is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

7
1,390 874
Loki is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

8
1,308 749
Ra's al Ghul is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

9
1,432 693
Deathstroke is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains
Dark Orion added Deathstroke

10
1,505 669
Thanos is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains
Thanos Infinity

11
1,014 831
Harvey Dent is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains
Dimos Dicoudis added Two Face

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1,252 592
Bane is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

13
1,298 815
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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1,172 600
Venom is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

15
1,273 619
Carnage is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

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1,081 706
Galactus is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

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922 668
Red Skull is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

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983 532
Doomsday is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

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985 581
Scarecrow is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

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1,045 493
Apocalypse is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

21
911 765
Catwoman is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

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843 640
Dr. Otto Octavius is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

23
915 558
Mystique is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains
Mystique X-Men: Legacy

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905 592
Riddler is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

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913 494
Poison Ivy is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

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830 475
Kingpin is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

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851 481
Sinestro is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

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840 526
Juggernaut is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

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877 441
Ultron is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

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766 418
Brainiac is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

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705 564
Sabretooth is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

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681 583
Mr. Freeze is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

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680 532
Penguin is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

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647 417
Phoenix is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

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504 483
Mister Sinister is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

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617 436
Black Adam is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

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586 426
Deadshot is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

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562 354
Zoom is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

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505 471
The Shredder is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

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564 516
General Zod is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

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473 449
BULLSEYE is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

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425 281
Red Hood is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

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439 385
Taskmaster is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains
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469 474
Clayface 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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551 426
Killer Croc is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

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466 520
Bizarro is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

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431 467
Mysterio is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

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412 268
Emma Frost is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains

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396 388
Kraven the Hunter is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Comic Book Villains