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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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5,377 2,268
Magneto is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest Marvel Villains & Enemies Ever

2
5,562 1,436
Thanos is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest Marvel Villains & Enemies Ever
dlewisxc added Thanos

3
4,749 2,116
Doctor Doom is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest Marvel Villains & Enemies Ever

4
4,462 1,967
Loki is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Marvel Villains & Enemies Ever

5
4,560 1,485
Ultron is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest Marvel Villains & Enemies Ever
wiabux added Ultron

6
4,671 1,291
Venom is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Marvel Villains & Enemies Ever

7
4,438 1,356
Apocalypse is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Marvel Villains & Enemies Ever

8
2,595 889
Galactus is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest Marvel Villains & Enemies Ever
RamiroBallesteros added Galactus

9
4,171 1,758
Carnage is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest Marvel Villains & Enemies Ever

10
2,783 2,200
Green Goblin is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest Marvel Villains & Enemies Ever

11
2,761 1,875
Red Skull is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest Marvel Villains & Enemies Ever

12
2,794 1,657
Mystique is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Marvel Villains & Enemies Ever

13
2,016 1,980
Kingpin is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Marvel Villains & Enemies Ever

14
2,066 2,027
Dr. Otto Octavius is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Marvel Villains & Enemies Ever

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2,404 1,764
Juggernaut is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest Marvel Villains & Enemies Ever

16
2,174 1,882
Sabretooth is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Marvel Villains & Enemies Ever

17
2,338 1,477
Mister Sinister is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Marvel Villains & Enemies Ever
wiabux added Mister Sinister

18
2,192 1,329
Phoenix Force is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest Marvel Villains & Enemies Ever
graser20 added Phoenix Force

19
1,959 1,435
Sentinel is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Marvel Villains & Enemies Ever
Charley Feldman added Sentinels

20
1,451 718
Dormammu is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest Marvel Villains & Enemies Ever

21
1,391 2,096
Bullseye is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest Marvel Villains & Enemies Ever
dogmad69 added Bullseye

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1,416 1,795
Mandarin is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Marvel Villains & Enemies Ever
wiabux added Mandarin

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1,506 1,108
Punisher is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest Marvel Villains & Enemies Ever
TroyJimerson added Punisher

24
1,459 1,496
Abomination is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest Marvel Villains & Enemies Ever

25
1,631 1,517
Emma Frost is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest Marvel Villains & Enemies Ever

26
1,477 1,096
Taskmaster is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Greatest Marvel Villains & Enemies Ever
mhunter added Taskmaster

27
1,051 649
Winter Soldier is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Greatest Marvel Villains & Enemies Ever
Iceman123 added Winter Soldier

28
1,526 1,243
Ronan the Accuser is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Greatest Marvel Villains & Enemies Ever
rahulmishra84474 added Ronan the Accuser

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1,611 1,888
Venom is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Greatest Marvel Villains & Enemies Ever

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1,310 1,546
Mephisto is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Greatest Marvel Villains & Enemies Ever

31
1,282 1,489
Mysterio is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Greatest Marvel Villains & Enemies Ever
wiabux added Mysterio

32
1,160 1,635
Kraven the Hunter is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Greatest Marvel Villains & Enemies Ever

33
1,273 1,297
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 1,606
Electro is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Greatest Marvel Villains & Enemies Ever

35
1,255 1,276
Super-Skrull is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Greatest Marvel Villains & Enemies Ever
BushWanker added Super-Skrull

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1,453 1,200
Onslaught is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Greatest Marvel Villains & Enemies Ever
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1,080 1,450
Sandman is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Greatest Marvel Villains & Enemies Ever
BushWanker added Sandman

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1,087 1,301
Enchantress is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Greatest Marvel Villains & Enemies Ever
coltonacombs added Enchantress

39
1,281 975
Red Hulk is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Greatest Marvel Villains & Enemies Ever
spcdegray added Red Hulk

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595 544
Hobgoblin is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Greatest Marvel Villains & Enemies Ever
AnthonyPoirier added Hobgoblin 0

41
1,093 1,378
Lady Deathstrike is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Greatest Marvel Villains & Enemies Ever

42
1,296 1,269
Omega Red is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Greatest Marvel Villains & Enemies Ever

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978 1,246
Baron Zemo is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Greatest Marvel Villains & Enemies Ever
cortezazuca added Baron Zemo

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1,066 1,549
MODOK is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Greatest Marvel Villains & Enemies Ever

45
764 843
Rhino is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Greatest Marvel Villains & Enemies Ever
MikeTonds added Rhino

46
890 1,225
Crossbones is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Greatest Marvel Villains & Enemies Ever
charlesminorversion1 added Crossbones

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858 1,340
Silver Samurai is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Greatest Marvel Villains & Enemies Ever
wiabux added Silver Samurai

48
807 1,243
Annihilus is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Greatest Marvel Villains & Enemies Ever
charlesminorversion1 added Annihilus

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641 1,391
Vulture is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Greatest Marvel Villains & Enemies Ever
BushWanker added Vulture

50
706 1,287
Nebula is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Greatest Marvel Villains & Enemies Ever
JakeFraser added Nebula