Total Nerd The Greatest Marvel Villains & Enemies Ever  

Ranker Community
Originally by
220.3k votes 14.3k voters 375.1k views 107 items Embed

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.

list ordered by

1
5,350 2,253
Magneto is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest Marvel Villains & Enemies Ever

25 Celebrities Who Quit Being Famous The Top 6 Real-Life Versions of Batman Villains

2
4,725 2,105
Doctor Doom is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest Marvel Villains & Enemies Ever

3
5,526 1,427
Thanos is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest Marvel Villains & Enemies Ever
dlewisxc added Thanos

4
4,432 1,957
Loki is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Marvel Villains & Enemies Ever

5
4,534 1,477
Ultron is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest Marvel Villains & Enemies Ever
wiabux added Ultron

6
4,643 1,282
Venom is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Marvel Villains & Enemies Ever

7
4,415 1,347
Apocalypse is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Marvel Villains & Enemies Ever

8
4,153 1,751
Carnage is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest Marvel Villains & Enemies Ever

9
2,572 886
Galactus is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest Marvel Villains & Enemies Ever
RamiroBallesteros added Galactus

10
2,770 2,191
Green Goblin is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest Marvel Villains & Enemies Ever

11
2,751 1,868
Red Skull is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest Marvel Villains & Enemies Ever

12
2,787 1,646
Mystique is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Marvel Villains & Enemies Ever

13
2,393 1,756
Juggernaut is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Marvel Villains & Enemies Ever

14
2,004 1,971
Kingpin is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Marvel Villains & Enemies Ever

15
2,052 2,022
Dr. Otto Octavius is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest Marvel Villains & Enemies Ever

The 18 Most Random Character Changes in Marvel Comics 28 Creepy Photos Inspired by Children's Nightmares

16
2,166 1,875
Sabretooth is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Marvel Villains & Enemies Ever

17
2,326 1,472
Mister Sinister is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Marvel Villains & Enemies Ever
wiabux added Mister Sinister

18
2,179 1,326
Phoenix Force is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest Marvel Villains & Enemies Ever
graser20 added Phoenix Force

19
1,955 1,427
Sentinel is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Marvel Villains & Enemies Ever
Charley Feldman added Sentinels

20
1,433 716
Dormammu is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest Marvel Villains & Enemies Ever

21
1,386 2,087
Bullseye is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest Marvel Villains & Enemies Ever
dogmad69 added Bullseye

22
1,498 1,101
Punisher is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Marvel Villains & Enemies Ever
TroyJimerson added Punisher

23
1,409 1,788
Mandarin is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest Marvel Villains & Enemies Ever
wiabux added Mandarin

24
1,452 1,492
Abomination is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest Marvel Villains & Enemies Ever

25
1,625 1,511
Emma Frost is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest Marvel Villains & Enemies Ever

26
1,043 643
Winter Soldier is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Greatest Marvel Villains & Enemies Ever
Iceman123 added Winter Soldier

27
1,471 1,088
Taskmaster is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Greatest Marvel Villains & Enemies Ever
mhunter added Taskmaster

28
1,517 1,237
Ronan the Accuser is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Greatest Marvel Villains & Enemies Ever
rahulmishra84474 added Ronan the Accuser

29
1,597 1,884
Venom is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Greatest Marvel Villains & Enemies Ever

The Weirdest Things That Drop To Ring In The New Year The Best Batman Memes on the Internet

30
1,303 1,542
Mephisto is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Greatest Marvel Villains & Enemies Ever

31
1,278 1,484
Mysterio is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Greatest Marvel Villains & Enemies Ever
wiabux added Mysterio

32
1,158 1,628
Kraven the Hunter is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Greatest Marvel Villains & Enemies Ever

33
1,268 1,292
Kang the Conqueror is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Greatest Marvel Villains & Enemies Ever
charlesminorversion1 added Kang the Conqueror

34
1,447 1,199
Onslaught is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Greatest Marvel Villains & Enemies Ever
jim4stek added Onslaught

35
1,168 1,599
Electro is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Greatest Marvel Villains & Enemies Ever

36
1,249 1,273
Super-Skrull is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Greatest Marvel Villains & Enemies Ever
BushWanker added Super-Skrull

37
1,079 1,443
Sandman is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Greatest Marvel Villains & Enemies Ever
BushWanker added Sandman

38
1,277 972
Red Hulk is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Greatest Marvel Villains & Enemies Ever
spcdegray added Red Hulk

39
1,083 1,297
Enchantress is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Greatest Marvel Villains & Enemies Ever
coltonacombs added Enchantress

40
1,292 1,266
Omega Red is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Greatest Marvel Villains & Enemies Ever

41
591 540
Hobgoblin is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Greatest Marvel Villains & Enemies Ever
AnthonyPoirier added Hobgoblin 0

42
1,091 1,374
Lady Deathstrike is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Greatest Marvel Villains & Enemies Ever

43
975 1,242
Baron Zemo is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Greatest Marvel Villains & Enemies Ever
cortezazuca added Baron Zemo

25+ Anime With Great Rewatch Value Anime Characters You Wish Were Your Friends

44
1,064 1,544
MODOK is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Greatest Marvel Villains & Enemies Ever

45
763 839
Rhino is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Greatest Marvel Villains & Enemies Ever
MikeTonds added Rhino

46
888 1,221
Crossbones is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Greatest Marvel Villains & Enemies Ever
charlesminorversion1 added Crossbones

47
857 1,336
Silver Samurai is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Greatest Marvel Villains & Enemies Ever
wiabux added Silver Samurai

48
805 1,239
Annihilus is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Greatest Marvel Villains & Enemies Ever
charlesminorversion1 added Annihilus

49
703 1,284
Nebula is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Greatest Marvel Villains & Enemies Ever
JakeFraser added Nebula

50
639 1,388
Vulture is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Greatest Marvel Villains & Enemies Ever
BushWanker added Vulture