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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Magneto is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest Marvel Villains & Enemies Ever

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

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6,352 2,976
Doctor Doom is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest Marvel Villains & Enemies Ever

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6,067 2,806
Loki is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Marvel Villains & Enemies Ever

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5,909 2,271
Ultron is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest Marvel Villains & Enemies Ever
wiabux added Ultron

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6,351 1,963
Venom is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Marvel Villains & Enemies Ever

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5,750 2,057
Apocalypse is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Marvel Villains & Enemies Ever

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4,197 1,372
Galactus is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest Marvel Villains & Enemies Ever
RamiroBallesteros added Galactus

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5,347 2,268
Carnage is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest Marvel Villains & Enemies Ever

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3,582 2,866
Green Goblin is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest Marvel Villains & Enemies Ever

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3,569 2,511
Red Skull is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest Marvel Villains & Enemies Ever

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3,427 2,438
Mystique is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Marvel Villains & Enemies Ever

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2,704 2,667
Dr. Otto Octavius is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Marvel Villains & Enemies Ever

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3,125 2,366
Juggernaut is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Marvel Villains & Enemies Ever

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2,544 2,711
Kingpin is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest Marvel Villains & Enemies Ever

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2,627 2,564
Sabretooth is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Marvel Villains & Enemies Ever

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2,905 1,987
Mister Sinister is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Marvel Villains & Enemies Ever
wiabux added Mister Sinister

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2,971 1,710
Phoenix Force is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest Marvel Villains & Enemies Ever
graser20 added Phoenix Force

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2,311 1,022
Dormammu is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Marvel Villains & Enemies Ever

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2,480 1,927
Sentinel is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest Marvel Villains & Enemies Ever
Charley Feldman added Sentinels

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1,735 2,769
Bullseye is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest Marvel Villains & Enemies Ever
dogmad69 added Bullseye

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1,679 1,044
The Winter Soldier is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Marvel Villains & Enemies Ever
Iceman123 added The Winter Soldier

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2,088 1,581
Punisher is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest Marvel Villains & Enemies Ever
TroyJimerson added Punisher

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1,725 2,320
Mandarin is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest Marvel Villains & Enemies Ever
wiabux added Mandarin

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1,885 1,450
Taskmaster is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest Marvel Villains & Enemies Ever
mhunter added Taskmaster

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1,838 1,941
Abomination is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Greatest Marvel Villains & Enemies Ever

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1,993 1,602
Ronan the Accuser is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Greatest Marvel Villains & Enemies Ever
rahulmishra84474 added Ronan the Accuser

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1,679 1,604
Kang the Conqueror is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Greatest Marvel Villains & Enemies Ever
charlesminorversion1 added Kang the Conqueror

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1,646 1,830
Mysterio is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Greatest Marvel Villains & Enemies Ever
wiabux added Mysterio

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1,663 1,883
Mephisto is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Greatest Marvel Villains & Enemies Ever

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1,959 1,977
Emma Frost is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Greatest Marvel Villains & Enemies Ever

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1,990 2,267
Eddie Brock is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Greatest Marvel Villains & Enemies Ever

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1,836 1,448
Onslaught is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Greatest Marvel Villains & Enemies Ever
jim4stek added Onslaught

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1,420 1,998
Kraven the Hunter is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Greatest Marvel Villains & Enemies Ever

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1,445 1,969
Electro is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Greatest Marvel Villains & Enemies Ever

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1,525 1,550
Super-Skrull is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Greatest Marvel Villains & Enemies Ever
BushWanker added Super-Skrull

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1,689 1,224
Red Hulk is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Greatest Marvel Villains & Enemies Ever
spcdegray added Red Hulk

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1,365 1,770
Sandman is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Greatest Marvel Villains & Enemies Ever
BushWanker added Sandman

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1,362 1,566
Enchantress is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Greatest Marvel Villains & Enemies Ever
coltonacombs added Enchantress

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1,533 1,561
Omega Red is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Greatest Marvel Villains & Enemies Ever

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838 849
Hobgoblin is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Greatest Marvel Villains & Enemies Ever
AnthonyPoirier added Hobgoblin 0

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1,258 1,705
Lady Deathstrike is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Greatest Marvel Villains & Enemies Ever

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1,344 1,828
MODOK is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Greatest Marvel Villains & Enemies Ever

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1,213 1,511
Baron Zemo is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Greatest Marvel Villains & Enemies Ever
cortezazuca added Baron Zemo

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1,110 1,515
Crossbones is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Greatest Marvel Villains & Enemies Ever
charlesminorversion1 added Crossbones

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1,007 1,125
Rhino is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Greatest Marvel Villains & Enemies Ever
MikeTonds added Rhino

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1,015 1,504
Annihilus is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Greatest Marvel Villains & Enemies Ever
charlesminorversion1 added Annihilus

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989 1,632
Silver Samurai is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Greatest Marvel Villains & Enemies Ever
wiabux added Silver Samurai

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845 1,659
Vulture is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Greatest Marvel Villains & Enemies Ever
BushWanker added Vulture

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911 1,533
Nebula is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Greatest Marvel Villains & Enemies Ever
JakeFraser added Nebula