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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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5,365 2,265
Magneto is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest Marvel Villains & Enemies Ever

2
5,553 1,431
Thanos is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest Marvel Villains & Enemies Ever
dlewisxc added Thanos

3
4,740 2,112
Doctor Doom is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest Marvel Villains & Enemies Ever

4
4,450 1,965
Loki is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Marvel Villains & Enemies Ever

5
4,551 1,482
Ultron is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest Marvel Villains & Enemies Ever
wiabux added Ultron

6
4,659 1,287
Venom is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Marvel Villains & Enemies Ever

7
4,427 1,354
Apocalypse is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Marvel Villains & Enemies Ever

8
2,586 889
Galactus is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest Marvel Villains & Enemies Ever
RamiroBallesteros added Galactus

9
4,163 1,757
Carnage is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest Marvel Villains & Enemies Ever

10
2,777 2,198
Green Goblin is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest Marvel Villains & Enemies Ever

11
2,757 1,872
Red Skull is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest Marvel Villains & Enemies Ever

12
2,792 1,652
Mystique is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Marvel Villains & Enemies Ever

13
2,009 1,980
Kingpin is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Marvel Villains & Enemies Ever

14
2,063 2,024
Dr. Otto Octavius is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Marvel Villains & Enemies Ever

Marvel Comics Villainesses That Make You Want To Be Bad

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2,400 1,761
Juggernaut is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest Marvel Villains & Enemies Ever

16
2,171 1,880
Sabretooth is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Marvel Villains & Enemies Ever

17
2,334 1,475
Mister Sinister is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Marvel Villains & Enemies Ever
wiabux added Mister Sinister

18
2,188 1,328
Phoenix Force is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest Marvel Villains & Enemies Ever
graser20 added Phoenix Force

19
1,957 1,432
Sentinel is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Marvel Villains & Enemies Ever
Charley Feldman added Sentinels

20
1,445 716
Dormammu is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest Marvel Villains & Enemies Ever

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1,388 2,093
Bullseye is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest Marvel Villains & Enemies Ever
dogmad69 added Bullseye

The Greatest Female Villains

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1,414 1,792
Mandarin is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Marvel Villains & Enemies Ever
wiabux added Mandarin

23
1,503 1,107
Punisher is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest Marvel Villains & Enemies Ever
TroyJimerson added Punisher

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1,456 1,494
Abomination is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest Marvel Villains & Enemies Ever

25
1,629 1,515
Emma Frost is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest Marvel Villains & Enemies Ever

26
1,475 1,094
Taskmaster is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Greatest Marvel Villains & Enemies Ever
mhunter added Taskmaster

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1,048 647
Winter Soldier is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Greatest Marvel Villains & Enemies Ever
Iceman123 added Winter Soldier

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1,523 1,241
Ronan the Accuser is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Greatest Marvel Villains & Enemies Ever
rahulmishra84474 added Ronan the Accuser

The Best Spider-Man Villains

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1,605 1,887
Venom is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Greatest Marvel Villains & Enemies Ever

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1,308 1,544
Mephisto is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Greatest Marvel Villains & Enemies Ever

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1,281 1,486
Mysterio is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Greatest Marvel Villains & Enemies Ever
wiabux added Mysterio

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1,158 1,633
Kraven the Hunter is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Greatest Marvel Villains & Enemies Ever

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1,273 1,294
Kang the Conqueror is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Greatest Marvel Villains & Enemies Ever
charlesminorversion1 added Kang the Conqueror

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1,169 1,603
Electro is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Greatest Marvel Villains & Enemies Ever

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1,254 1,274
Super-Skrull is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Greatest Marvel Villains & Enemies Ever
BushWanker added Super-Skrull

Infuriating Images That Will Trigger You

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1,450 1,200
Onslaught is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Greatest Marvel Villains & Enemies Ever
jim4stek added Onslaught

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1,080 1,447
Sandman is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Greatest Marvel Villains & Enemies Ever
BushWanker added Sandman

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1,087 1,298
Enchantress is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Greatest Marvel Villains & Enemies Ever
coltonacombs added Enchantress

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1,279 974
Red Hulk is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Greatest Marvel Villains & Enemies Ever
spcdegray added Red Hulk

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593 541
Hobgoblin is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Greatest Marvel Villains & Enemies Ever
AnthonyPoirier added Hobgoblin 0

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1,091 1,376
Lady Deathstrike is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Greatest Marvel Villains & Enemies Ever

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1,293 1,268
Omega Red is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Greatest Marvel Villains & Enemies Ever

Your Favorite Marvel Characters: Where Are They Now?

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977 1,243
Baron Zemo is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Greatest Marvel Villains & Enemies Ever
cortezazuca added Baron Zemo

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1,065 1,546
MODOK is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Greatest Marvel Villains & Enemies Ever

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764 840
Rhino is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Greatest Marvel Villains & Enemies Ever
MikeTonds added Rhino

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889 1,223
Crossbones is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Greatest Marvel Villains & Enemies Ever
charlesminorversion1 added Crossbones

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857 1,338
Silver Samurai is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Greatest Marvel Villains & Enemies Ever
wiabux added Silver Samurai

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807 1,240
Annihilus is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Greatest Marvel Villains & Enemies Ever
charlesminorversion1 added Annihilus

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640 1,389
Vulture is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Greatest Marvel Villains & Enemies Ever
BushWanker added Vulture

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704 1,285
Nebula is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Greatest Marvel Villains & Enemies Ever
JakeFraser added Nebula