Total Nerd The Greatest Marvel Villains & Enemies Ever  

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List Rules Villains from the Marvel Universe only. No other publishers.

The best Marvel villains are the men and women (not to mention any aliens and robots) at the root of the best superheroes' existences. These spectacular bad guys in Marvel Comics are the best of the worst supervillains and they're all listed here. The top Marvel villains on this list of baddies may not have been around too long as we've added new Marvel evildoers for you to vote on.

Marvel Comics has been around for over 75 years, and their Marvel rogues gallery is growing more and more with each comic book issue. What is it about the Marvel Universe that attracts all these comic book villains? Maybe it’s their jealousy of their comic book counterparts, or maybe something deeper. 

There are several elements that make a great Marvel villain: they have to be relentless in their pursuit of evil, unstoppable by normal crime fighters, and have an excellent backstory that makes you root for them almost as much as you root against them. These are characters that were introduced in the greatest comic books of all time and came to shape in some of the best superhero movies ever. Whether you like the bad guys with a relatable origin that lead to their destructive bent (Magneto), or a super villain that's super bad (Loki), there are some ultimate baddies on this Marvel villains list.

Who is the best comic book villain? Who is the best superhero nemesis? Who are the top Marvel supervillains? Vote on this list of the greatest Marvel villains and find out! If you think one of these super villains isn't worth a match-up with Squirrel Girl, vote them down. If your favorite Marvel bad guy isn't on the list, add them so they can compete for the title of the greatest Marvel villain.

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1
6,371 3,185
Magneto is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest Marvel Villains & Enemies Ever

2
7,308 1,791
Thanos is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest Marvel Villains & Enemies Ever
dlewisxc added Thanos

3
5,735 2,700
Doctor Doom is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest Marvel Villains & Enemies Ever

4
5,445 2,534
Loki is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Marvel Villains & Enemies Ever

5
5,410 2,015
Ultron is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest Marvel Villains & Enemies Ever
wiabux added Ultron

6
5,751 1,729
Venom is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Marvel Villains & Enemies Ever

7
5,315 1,796
Apocalypse is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Marvel Villains & Enemies Ever

8
3,637 1,215
Galactus is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest Marvel Villains & Enemies Ever
RamiroBallesteros added Galactus

9
4,927 2,061
Carnage is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest Marvel Villains & Enemies Ever

10
3,271 2,275
Red Skull is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest Marvel Villains & Enemies Ever

11
3,248 2,649
Green Goblin is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest Marvel Villains & Enemies Ever

12
3,176 2,149
Mystique is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Marvel Villains & Enemies Ever

13
2,438 2,447
Dr. Otto Octavius is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Marvel Villains & Enemies Ever

14
2,806 2,157
Juggernaut is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Marvel Villains & Enemies Ever

Marvel Comics Villainesses That Make You Want To Be Bad

15
2,326 2,457
Kingpin is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest Marvel Villains & Enemies Ever

16
2,470 2,301
Sabretooth is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Marvel Villains & Enemies Ever

17
2,720 1,791
Mister Sinister is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Marvel Villains & Enemies Ever
wiabux added Mister Sinister

18
2,701 1,569
Phoenix Force is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest Marvel Villains & Enemies Ever
graser20 added Phoenix Force

19
2,288 1,760
Sentinel is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Marvel Villains & Enemies Ever
Charley Feldman added Sentinels

20
1,976 927
Dormammu is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest Marvel Villains & Enemies Ever

21
1,592 2,528
Bullseye is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest Marvel Villains & Enemies Ever
dogmad69 added Bullseye

The Greatest Female Villains

22
1,438 867
Winter Soldier is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Marvel Villains & Enemies Ever
Iceman123 added Winter Soldier

23
1,608 2,136
Mandarin is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest Marvel Villains & Enemies Ever
wiabux added Mandarin

24
1,875 1,411
Punisher is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest Marvel Villains & Enemies Ever
TroyJimerson added Punisher

25
1,688 1,788
Abomination is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest Marvel Villains & Enemies Ever

26
1,705 1,337
Taskmaster is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Greatest Marvel Villains & Enemies Ever
mhunter added Taskmaster

27
1,813 1,476
Ronan the Accuser is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Greatest Marvel Villains & Enemies Ever
rahulmishra84474 added Ronan the Accuser

28
1,843 1,815
Emma Frost is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Greatest Marvel Villains & Enemies Ever

The Best Spider-Man Villains

29
1,530 1,758
Mephisto is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Greatest Marvel Villains & Enemies Ever

30
1,512 1,483
Kang the Conqueror is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Greatest Marvel Villains & Enemies Ever
charlesminorversion1 added Kang the Conqueror

31
1,494 1,694
Mysterio is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Greatest Marvel Villains & Enemies Ever
wiabux added Mysterio

32
1,855 2,125
Eddie Brock is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Greatest Marvel Villains & Enemies Ever

33
1,679 1,349
Onslaught is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Greatest Marvel Villains & Enemies Ever
jim4stek added Onslaught

34
1,315 1,858
Kraven the Hunter is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Greatest Marvel Villains & Enemies Ever

35
1,337 1,835
Electro is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Greatest Marvel Villains & Enemies Ever

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36
1,422 1,436
Super-Skrull is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Greatest Marvel Villains & Enemies Ever
BushWanker added Super-Skrull

37
1,533 1,128
Red Hulk is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Greatest Marvel Villains & Enemies Ever
spcdegray added Red Hulk

38
1,241 1,648
Sandman is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Greatest Marvel Villains & Enemies Ever
BushWanker added Sandman

39
1,257 1,462
Enchantress is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Greatest Marvel Villains & Enemies Ever
coltonacombs added Enchantress

40
1,439 1,446
Omega Red is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Greatest Marvel Villains & Enemies Ever

41
740 725
Hobgoblin is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Greatest Marvel Villains & Enemies Ever
AnthonyPoirier added Hobgoblin 0

42
1,186 1,574
Lady Deathstrike is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Greatest Marvel Villains & Enemies Ever

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43
1,231 1,711
MODOK is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Greatest Marvel Villains & Enemies Ever

44
1,124 1,399
Baron Zemo is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Greatest Marvel Villains & Enemies Ever
cortezazuca added Baron Zemo

45
1,013 1,403
Crossbones is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Greatest Marvel Villains & Enemies Ever
charlesminorversion1 added Crossbones

46
902 1,017
Rhino is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Greatest Marvel Villains & Enemies Ever
MikeTonds added Rhino

47
927 1,404
Annihilus is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Greatest Marvel Villains & Enemies Ever
charlesminorversion1 added Annihilus

48
934 1,520
Silver Samurai is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Greatest Marvel Villains & Enemies Ever
wiabux added Silver Samurai

49
749 1,565
Vulture is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Greatest Marvel Villains & Enemies Ever
BushWanker added Vulture

50
817 1,436
Nebula is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Greatest Marvel Villains & Enemies Ever
JakeFraser added Nebula