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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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5,090 2,081
Magneto is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest Marvel Villains & Enemies Ever

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4,464 1,960
Doctor Doom is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest Marvel Villains & Enemies Ever

3
5,169 1,336
Thanos is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest Marvel Villains & Enemies Ever
dlewisxc added Thanos

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4,166 1,853
Loki is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Marvel Villains & Enemies Ever

5
4,323 1,371
Ultron is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest Marvel Villains & Enemies Ever
wiabux added Ultron

6
4,341 1,190
Venom is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Marvel Villains & Enemies Ever

7
4,199 1,253
Apocalypse is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Marvel Villains & Enemies Ever

8
3,901 1,661
Carnage is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest Marvel Villains & Enemies Ever

9
2,371 825
Galactus is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest Marvel Villains & Enemies Ever
RamiroBallesteros added Galactus

10
2,649 2,087
Green Goblin is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest Marvel Villains & Enemies Ever

11
2,637 1,771
Red Skull is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest Marvel Villains & Enemies Ever

12
2,680 1,547
Mystique is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Marvel Villains & Enemies Ever

13
2,290 1,659
Juggernaut is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Marvel Villains & Enemies Ever

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1,893 1,877
Kingpin is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Marvel Villains & Enemies Ever

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1,949 1,928
Dr. Otto Octavius is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest Marvel Villains & Enemies Ever

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2,074 1,782
Sabretooth is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Marvel Villains & Enemies Ever

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2,200 1,403
Mister Sinister is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Marvel Villains & Enemies Ever
wiabux added Mister Sinister

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2,055 1,263
Phoenix Force is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest Marvel Villains & Enemies Ever
graser20 added Phoenix Force

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1,861 1,329
Sentinel is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Marvel Villains & Enemies Ever
Charley Feldman added Sentinels

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1,282 666
Dormammu is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest Marvel Villains & Enemies Ever

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1,312 1,980
Bullseye is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest Marvel Villains & Enemies Ever
dogmad69 added Bullseye

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1,375 1,016
Punisher is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Marvel Villains & Enemies Ever
TroyJimerson added Punisher

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1,345 1,703
Mandarin is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest Marvel Villains & Enemies Ever
wiabux added Mandarin

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1,385 1,419
Abomination is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest Marvel Villains & Enemies Ever

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1,540 1,442
Emma Frost is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest Marvel Villains & Enemies Ever

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1,391 1,017
Taskmaster is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Greatest Marvel Villains & Enemies Ever
mhunter added Taskmaster

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935 576
The Winter Soldier is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Greatest Marvel Villains & Enemies Ever
Iceman123 added The Winter Soldier

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1,434 1,173
Ronan the Accuser is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Greatest Marvel Villains & Enemies Ever
rahulmishra84474 added Ronan the Accuser

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1,506 1,818
Eddie Brock is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Greatest Marvel Villains & Enemies Ever

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1,216 1,488
Mephisto is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Greatest Marvel Villains & Enemies Ever

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1,212 1,427
Mysterio is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Greatest Marvel Villains & Enemies Ever
wiabux added Mysterio

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1,199 1,228
Kang the Conqueror is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Greatest Marvel Villains & Enemies Ever
charlesminorversion1 added Kang the Conqueror

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1,089 1,561
Kraven the Hunter is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Greatest Marvel Villains & Enemies Ever

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1,123 1,535
Electro is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Greatest Marvel Villains & Enemies Ever

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1,362 1,147
Onslaught is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Greatest Marvel Villains & Enemies Ever
jim4stek added Onslaught

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1,182 1,231
Super-Skrull is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Greatest Marvel Villains & Enemies Ever
BushWanker added Super-Skrull

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1,037 1,383
Sandman is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Greatest Marvel Villains & Enemies Ever
BushWanker added Sandman

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1,207 924
Red Hulk is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Greatest Marvel Villains & Enemies Ever
spcdegray added Red Hulk

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1,023 1,254
Enchantress is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Greatest Marvel Villains & Enemies Ever
coltonacombs added Enchantress

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1,220 1,219
Omega Red is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Greatest Marvel Villains & Enemies Ever

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541 489
Hobgoblin is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Greatest Marvel Villains & Enemies Ever
AnthonyPoirier added Hobgoblin 0

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1,050 1,319
Lady Deathstrike is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Greatest Marvel Villains & Enemies Ever

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915 1,198
Baron Zemo is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Greatest Marvel Villains & Enemies Ever
cortezazuca added Baron Zemo

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1,008 1,486
MODOK is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Greatest Marvel Villains & Enemies Ever

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719 785
Rhino is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Greatest Marvel Villains & Enemies Ever
MikeTonds added Rhino

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839 1,166
Crossbones is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Greatest Marvel Villains & Enemies Ever
charlesminorversion1 added Crossbones

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815 1,285
Silver Samurai is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Greatest Marvel Villains & Enemies Ever
wiabux added Silver Samurai

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760 1,188
Annihilus is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Greatest Marvel Villains & Enemies Ever
charlesminorversion1 added Annihilus

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663 1,230
Nebula is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Greatest Marvel Villains & Enemies Ever
JakeFraser added Nebula

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600 1,333
Vulture is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Greatest Marvel Villains & Enemies Ever
BushWanker added Vulture