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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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2
6,653 3,426
Magneto is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest Marvel Villains & Enemies Ever

3
6,035 2,880
Doctor Doom is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest Marvel Villains & Enemies Ever

4
5,759 2,695
Loki is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Marvel Villains & Enemies Ever

5
5,679 2,167
Ultron is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest Marvel Villains & Enemies Ever
wiabux added Ultron

6
6,053 1,879
Venom is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Marvel Villains & Enemies Ever

7
5,543 1,951
Apocalypse is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Marvel Villains & Enemies Ever

8
3,944 1,308
Galactus is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest Marvel Villains & Enemies Ever
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9
5,151 2,170
Carnage is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest Marvel Villains & Enemies Ever

10
3,416 2,784
Green Goblin is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest Marvel Villains & Enemies Ever

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3,420 2,422
Red Skull is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest Marvel Villains & Enemies Ever

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3,298 2,318
Mystique is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Marvel Villains & Enemies Ever

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2,571 2,578
Dr. Otto Octavius is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Marvel Villains & Enemies Ever

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2,970 2,275
Juggernaut is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Marvel Villains & Enemies Ever

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2,439 2,614
Kingpin is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest Marvel Villains & Enemies Ever

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2,556 2,443
Sabretooth is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Marvel Villains & Enemies Ever

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2,808 1,907
Mister Sinister is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Marvel Villains & Enemies Ever
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2,853 1,645
Phoenix Force is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest Marvel Villains & Enemies Ever
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2,392 1,859
Sentinel is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Marvel Villains & Enemies Ever
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2,150 984
Dormammu is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest Marvel Villains & Enemies Ever

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1,665 2,669
Bullseye is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest Marvel Villains & Enemies Ever
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1,558 971
Winter Soldier is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Marvel Villains & Enemies Ever
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1,995 1,505
Punisher is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest Marvel Villains & Enemies Ever
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1,668 2,247
Mandarin is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest Marvel Villains & Enemies Ever
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1,769 1,870
Abomination is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest Marvel Villains & Enemies Ever

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1,792 1,407
Taskmaster is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Greatest Marvel Villains & Enemies Ever
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1,904 1,551
Ronan the Accuser is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Greatest Marvel Villains & Enemies Ever
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1,902 1,909
Emma Frost is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Greatest Marvel Villains & Enemies Ever

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1,589 1,556
Kang the Conqueror is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Greatest Marvel Villains & Enemies Ever
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1,570 1,773
Mysterio is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Greatest Marvel Villains & Enemies Ever
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1,597 1,838
Mephisto is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Greatest Marvel Villains & Enemies Ever

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1,916 2,216
Eddie Brock is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Greatest Marvel Villains & Enemies Ever

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1,760 1,409
Onslaught is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Greatest Marvel Villains & Enemies Ever
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1,362 1,944
Kraven the Hunter is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Greatest Marvel Villains & Enemies Ever

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1,392 1,913
Electro is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Greatest Marvel Villains & Enemies Ever

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1,466 1,509
Super-Skrull is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Greatest Marvel Villains & Enemies Ever
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1,629 1,182
Red Hulk is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Greatest Marvel Villains & Enemies Ever
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1,313 1,716
Sandman is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Greatest Marvel Villains & Enemies Ever
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1,307 1,523
Enchantress is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Greatest Marvel Villains & Enemies Ever
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1,477 1,521
Omega Red is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Greatest Marvel Villains & Enemies Ever

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783 803
Hobgoblin is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Greatest Marvel Villains & Enemies Ever
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1,215 1,653
Lady Deathstrike is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Greatest Marvel Villains & Enemies Ever

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1,291 1,773
MODOK is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Greatest Marvel Villains & Enemies Ever

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1,166 1,466
Baron Zemo is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Greatest Marvel Villains & Enemies Ever
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1,065 1,467
Crossbones is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Greatest Marvel Villains & Enemies Ever
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959 1,078
Rhino is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Greatest Marvel Villains & Enemies Ever
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968 1,464
Annihilus is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Greatest Marvel Villains & Enemies Ever
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962 1,579
Silver Samurai is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Greatest Marvel Villains & Enemies Ever
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793 1,617
Vulture is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Greatest Marvel Villains & Enemies Ever
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861 1,488
Nebula is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Greatest Marvel Villains & Enemies Ever
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