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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7,616 1,871
Thanos is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest Marvel Villains & Enemies Ever
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2
6,562 3,340
Magneto is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest Marvel Villains & Enemies Ever

3
5,938 2,805
Doctor Doom is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest Marvel Villains & Enemies Ever

4
5,649 2,628
Loki is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Marvel Villains & Enemies Ever

5
5,589 2,106
Ultron is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest Marvel Villains & Enemies Ever
wiabux added Ultron

6
5,951 1,815
Venom is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Marvel Villains & Enemies Ever

7
5,471 1,886
Apocalypse is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Marvel Villains & Enemies Ever

8
3,831 1,268
Galactus is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest Marvel Villains & Enemies Ever
RamiroBallesteros added Galactus

9
5,079 2,113
Carnage is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest Marvel Villains & Enemies Ever

10
3,368 2,354
Red Skull is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest Marvel Villains & Enemies Ever

11
3,351 2,727
Green Goblin is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest Marvel Villains & Enemies Ever

12
3,261 2,243
Mystique is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Marvel Villains & Enemies Ever

13
2,923 2,217
Juggernaut is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Marvel Villains & Enemies Ever

14
2,524 2,523
Dr. Otto Octavius is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Marvel Villains & Enemies Ever

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2,392 2,550
Kingpin is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest Marvel Villains & Enemies Ever

16
2,525 2,386
Sabretooth is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Marvel Villains & Enemies Ever

17
2,778 1,859
Mister Sinister is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Marvel Villains & Enemies Ever
wiabux added Mister Sinister

18
2,793 1,611
Phoenix Force is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest Marvel Villains & Enemies Ever
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19
2,352 1,818
Sentinel is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Marvel Villains & Enemies Ever
Charley Feldman added Sentinels

20
2,077 958
Dormammu is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest Marvel Villains & Enemies Ever

21
1,637 2,613
Bullseye is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest Marvel Villains & Enemies Ever
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1,515 927
Winter Soldier is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Marvel Villains & Enemies Ever
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1,955 1,463
Punisher is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest Marvel Villains & Enemies Ever
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24
1,648 2,201
Mandarin is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest Marvel Villains & Enemies Ever
wiabux added Mandarin

25
1,737 1,839
Abomination is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest Marvel Villains & Enemies Ever

26
1,759 1,377
Taskmaster is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Greatest Marvel Villains & Enemies Ever
mhunter added Taskmaster

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1,875 1,517
Ronan the Accuser is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Greatest Marvel Villains & Enemies Ever
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1,881 1,870
Emma Frost is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Greatest Marvel Villains & Enemies Ever

The Best Spider-Man Villains

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1,565 1,525
Kang the Conqueror is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Greatest Marvel Villains & Enemies Ever
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1,576 1,803
Mephisto is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Greatest Marvel Villains & Enemies Ever

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1,538 1,744
Mysterio is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Greatest Marvel Villains & Enemies Ever
wiabux added Mysterio

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1,889 2,186
Eddie Brock is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Greatest Marvel Villains & Enemies Ever

33
1,730 1,380
Onslaught is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Greatest Marvel Villains & Enemies Ever
jim4stek added Onslaught

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1,348 1,906
Kraven the Hunter is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Greatest Marvel Villains & Enemies Ever

35
1,371 1,882
Electro is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Greatest Marvel Villains & Enemies Ever

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1,454 1,476
Super-Skrull is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Greatest Marvel Villains & Enemies Ever
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1,597 1,157
Red Hulk is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Greatest Marvel Villains & Enemies Ever
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38
1,290 1,685
Sandman is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Greatest Marvel Villains & Enemies Ever
BushWanker added Sandman

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1,292 1,496
Enchantress is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Greatest Marvel Villains & Enemies Ever
coltonacombs added Enchantress

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1,463 1,492
Omega Red is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Greatest Marvel Villains & Enemies Ever

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770 774
Hobgoblin is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Greatest Marvel Villains & Enemies Ever
AnthonyPoirier added Hobgoblin 0

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1,207 1,623
Lady Deathstrike is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Greatest Marvel Villains & Enemies Ever

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1,274 1,746
MODOK is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Greatest Marvel Villains & Enemies Ever

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1,156 1,437
Baron Zemo is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Greatest Marvel Villains & Enemies Ever
cortezazuca added Baron Zemo

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1,047 1,440
Crossbones is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Greatest Marvel Villains & Enemies Ever
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936 1,054
Rhino is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Greatest Marvel Villains & Enemies Ever
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955 1,437
Annihilus is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Greatest Marvel Villains & Enemies Ever
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951 1,554
Silver Samurai is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Greatest Marvel Villains & Enemies Ever
wiabux added Silver Samurai

49
845 1,469
Nebula is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Greatest Marvel Villains & Enemies Ever
JakeFraser added Nebula

50
776 1,600
Vulture is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Greatest Marvel Villains & Enemies Ever
BushWanker added Vulture