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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8,888 2,258
Thanos is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest Marvel Villains & Enemies Ever
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2
7,446 3,944
Magneto is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest Marvel Villains & Enemies Ever

3
6,888 3,210
Doctor Doom is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest Marvel Villains & Enemies Ever

4
6,594 3,017
Loki is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Marvel Villains & Enemies Ever

5
6,292 2,480
Ultron is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest Marvel Villains & Enemies Ever
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6
6,897 2,116
Venom is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Marvel Villains & Enemies Ever

7
6,077 2,270
Apocalypse is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Marvel Villains & Enemies Ever

8
4,622 1,510
Galactus is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest Marvel Villains & Enemies Ever
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9
5,748 2,421
Carnage is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest Marvel Villains & Enemies Ever

10
3,862 2,702
Red Skull is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest Marvel Villains & Enemies Ever

11
3,869 3,069
Green Goblin is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest Marvel Villains & Enemies Ever

12
2,965 2,851
Dr. Otto Octavius is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Marvel Villains & Enemies Ever

13
3,385 2,532
Juggernaut is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Marvel Villains & Enemies Ever

14
2,788 2,911
Kingpin is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Marvel Villains & Enemies Ever

15
3,662 2,642
Mystique is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest Marvel Villains & Enemies Ever

16
2,780 2,790
Sabretooth is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Marvel Villains & Enemies Ever

17
3,081 2,159
Mister Sinister is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Marvel Villains & Enemies Ever
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3,184 1,860
Phoenix Force is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest Marvel Villains & Enemies Ever
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19
2,585 1,131
Dormammu is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Marvel Villains & Enemies Ever

20
2,658 2,083
Sentinel is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest Marvel Villains & Enemies Ever
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21
1,878 2,952
Bullseye is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest Marvel Villains & Enemies Ever
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1,908 1,180
Winter Soldier is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Marvel Villains & Enemies Ever
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23
2,043 1,573
Taskmaster is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest Marvel Villains & Enemies Ever
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2,281 1,716
Punisher is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest Marvel Villains & Enemies Ever
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25
2,138 1,727
Ronan the Accuser is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest Marvel Villains & Enemies Ever
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