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

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8,103 2,053
Thanos is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest Marvel Villains & Enemies Ever
dlewisxc added Thanos

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6,321 2,963
Doctor Doom is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest Marvel Villains & Enemies Ever

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6,031 2,798
Loki is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Marvel Villains & Enemies Ever

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5,884 2,261
Ultron is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest Marvel Villains & Enemies Ever
wiabux added Ultron

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6,323 1,954
Venom is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Marvel Villains & Enemies Ever

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5,732 2,046
Apocalypse is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Marvel Villains & Enemies Ever

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4,171 1,367
Galactus is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest Marvel Villains & Enemies Ever
RamiroBallesteros added Galactus

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5,327 2,260
Carnage is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest Marvel Villains & Enemies Ever

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3,569 2,856
Green Goblin is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest Marvel Villains & Enemies Ever

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3,560 2,498
Red Skull is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest Marvel Villains & Enemies Ever

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3,414 2,424
Mystique is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Marvel Villains & Enemies Ever

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2,689 2,660
Dr. Otto Octavius is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Marvel Villains & Enemies Ever

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3,111 2,362
Juggernaut is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Marvel Villains & Enemies Ever

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2,538 2,700
Kingpin is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest Marvel Villains & Enemies Ever

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2,620 2,555
Sabretooth is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Marvel Villains & Enemies Ever

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2,892 1,983
Mister Sinister is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Marvel Villains & Enemies Ever
wiabux added Mister Sinister

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2,958 1,706
Phoenix Force is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest Marvel Villains & Enemies Ever
graser20 added Phoenix Force

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2,292 1,018
Dormammu is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Marvel Villains & Enemies Ever

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2,471 1,922
Sentinel is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest Marvel Villains & Enemies Ever
Charley Feldman added Sentinels

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1,733 2,761
Bullseye is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest Marvel Villains & Enemies Ever
dogmad69 added Bullseye

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1,664 1,041
Winter Soldier is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Marvel Villains & Enemies Ever
Iceman123 added Winter Soldier

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2,084 1,574
Punisher is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest Marvel Villains & Enemies Ever
TroyJimerson added Punisher

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1,719 2,312
Mandarin is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest Marvel Villains & Enemies Ever
wiabux added Mandarin

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1,878 1,446
Taskmaster is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest Marvel Villains & Enemies Ever
mhunter added Taskmaster

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1,832 1,932
Abomination is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Greatest Marvel Villains & Enemies Ever

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1,985 1,597
Ronan the Accuser is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Greatest Marvel Villains & Enemies Ever
rahulmishra84474 added Ronan the Accuser

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1,671 1,599
Kang the Conqueror is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Greatest Marvel Villains & Enemies Ever
charlesminorversion1 added Kang the Conqueror

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1,640 1,824
Mysterio is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Greatest Marvel Villains & Enemies Ever
wiabux added Mysterio

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1,660 1,877
Mephisto is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Greatest Marvel Villains & Enemies Ever

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1,950 1,974
Emma Frost is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Greatest Marvel Villains & Enemies Ever

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1,981 2,265
Eddie Brock is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Greatest Marvel Villains & Enemies Ever

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1,831 1,443
Onslaught is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Greatest Marvel Villains & Enemies Ever
jim4stek added Onslaught

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1,415 1,993
Kraven the Hunter is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Greatest Marvel Villains & Enemies Ever

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1,439 1,965
Electro is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Greatest Marvel Villains & Enemies Ever

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1,519 1,546
Super-Skrull is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Greatest Marvel Villains & Enemies Ever
BushWanker added Super-Skrull

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1,686 1,218
Red Hulk is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Greatest Marvel Villains & Enemies Ever
spcdegray added Red Hulk

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1,361 1,764
Sandman is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Greatest Marvel Villains & Enemies Ever
BushWanker added Sandman

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1,355 1,563
Enchantress is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Greatest Marvel Villains & Enemies Ever
coltonacombs added Enchantress

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1,525 1,558
Omega Red is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Greatest Marvel Villains & Enemies Ever

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833 845
Hobgoblin is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Greatest Marvel Villains & Enemies Ever
AnthonyPoirier added Hobgoblin 0

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1,250 1,702
Lady Deathstrike is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Greatest Marvel Villains & Enemies Ever

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1,337 1,824
MODOK is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Greatest Marvel Villains & Enemies Ever

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1,209 1,506
Baron Zemo is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Greatest Marvel Villains & Enemies Ever
cortezazuca added Baron Zemo

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1,109 1,507
Crossbones is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Greatest Marvel Villains & Enemies Ever
charlesminorversion1 added Crossbones

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1,001 1,120
Rhino is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Greatest Marvel Villains & Enemies Ever
MikeTonds added Rhino

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1,013 1,498
Annihilus is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Greatest Marvel Villains & Enemies Ever
charlesminorversion1 added Annihilus

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984 1,627
Silver Samurai is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Greatest Marvel Villains & Enemies Ever
wiabux added Silver Samurai

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838 1,655
Vulture is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Greatest Marvel Villains & Enemies Ever
BushWanker added Vulture

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903 1,528
Nebula is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Greatest Marvel Villains & Enemies Ever
JakeFraser added Nebula