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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Thanos is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest Marvel Villains & Enemies Ever
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Magneto is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest Marvel Villains & Enemies Ever

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Doctor Doom is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest Marvel Villains & Enemies Ever

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

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Ultron is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest Marvel Villains & Enemies Ever
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Venom is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Marvel Villains & Enemies Ever

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Apocalypse is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Marvel Villains & Enemies Ever

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Galactus is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest Marvel Villains & Enemies Ever
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Carnage is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest Marvel Villains & Enemies Ever

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

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Red Skull is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest Marvel Villains & Enemies Ever

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Mystique is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Marvel Villains & Enemies Ever

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Juggernaut is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Marvel Villains & Enemies Ever

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Dr. Otto Octavius is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Marvel Villains & Enemies Ever

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

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

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Mister Sinister is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Marvel Villains & Enemies Ever
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Phoenix Force is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest Marvel Villains & Enemies Ever
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Dormammu is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Marvel Villains & Enemies Ever

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Sentinel is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest Marvel Villains & Enemies Ever
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Bullseye is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest Marvel Villains & Enemies Ever
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The Greatest Female Villains

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Punisher is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Marvel Villains & Enemies Ever
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Winter Soldier is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest Marvel Villains & Enemies Ever
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Mandarin is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest Marvel Villains & Enemies Ever
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Taskmaster is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest Marvel Villains & Enemies Ever
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Abomination is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Greatest Marvel Villains & Enemies Ever

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Ronan the Accuser is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Greatest Marvel Villains & Enemies Ever
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Kang the Conqueror is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Greatest Marvel Villains & Enemies Ever
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The Best Spider-Man Villains

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Emma Frost is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Greatest Marvel Villains & Enemies Ever

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Mysterio is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Greatest Marvel Villains & Enemies Ever
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Mephisto is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Greatest Marvel Villains & Enemies Ever

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Eddie Brock is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Greatest Marvel Villains & Enemies Ever

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Onslaught is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Greatest Marvel Villains & Enemies Ever
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Kraven the Hunter is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Greatest Marvel Villains & Enemies Ever

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

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Red Hulk is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Greatest Marvel Villains & Enemies Ever
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Super-Skrull is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Greatest Marvel Villains & Enemies Ever
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Sandman is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Greatest Marvel Villains & Enemies Ever
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Enchantress is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Greatest Marvel Villains & Enemies Ever
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Omega Red is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Greatest Marvel Villains & Enemies Ever

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Hobgoblin is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Greatest Marvel Villains & Enemies Ever
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Lady Deathstrike is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Greatest Marvel Villains & Enemies Ever

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

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Baron Zemo is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Greatest Marvel Villains & Enemies Ever
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Crossbones is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Greatest Marvel Villains & Enemies Ever
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Rhino is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Greatest Marvel Villains & Enemies Ever
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Annihilus is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Greatest Marvel Villains & Enemies Ever
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Silver Samurai is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Greatest Marvel Villains & Enemies Ever
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Nebula is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Greatest Marvel Villains & Enemies Ever
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Vulture is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Greatest Marvel Villains & Enemies Ever
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