The Greatest Avengers Villains Of All Time
The Hulk, Iron Man, and Thor had been fighting crime separately in the pages of Marvel Comics, each having their own share of enemies, but it wasn't until 1963 that they all finally assembled to face a common foe. Comic legends Stan Lee and Jack Kirby united Earth's Mightiest Heroes to defeat the God of Mischief himself, Loki, in The Avengers #1, giving us the first official Avengers villain in Marvel history.
They worked so well together as a team that founding member, Ant-Man was the one who suggested honoring their excellent teamwork with an official team. Since then, they have saved the world from the likes of Thanos with his threatening Infinity Gaunlet, Ultron, and so many other adversaries that should definitely pop up in the movies at one point or another.
Here’s a list of Avengers villains that you can geek out to and nerd all over while you vote for your favorites. But which are the most threatening Avenger villains/bad guys? Do you prefer to see the team duke it out against the Masters of Evil, or do you enjoy seeing them against the likes of Kang the Conquerer?
Since they have one of the most popular movie franchises in movie history, even though they started in relative obscurity, everyone, at this point, pretty much knows the Avengers. Villains like Loki, who, if you remember, was the first Avengers enemy in the comics too, and Ultron, who will be their most powerful bad guy yet, have made it to the silver screen.
Here you’ll find everyone from the Avengers baddies you actually bought toys of, to that one random villain you didn’t even know was an enemy. This Avengers villains list also includes pictures in case you didn’t remember what some of these bad guys (and gals) even looked like.
Make sure to vote up all your favorite Avengers evildoers and vote down the ones you think aren't worth their time. Don't see the lowlifes you love to hate?
A titan hailing from the moon Titan, Thanos is an eternal-deviant hybrid with immense power and intellect. Portrayed by Josh Brolin in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU), he first appeared in Iron Man #55 (1973) and gained infamy for his quest to collect all six Infinity Stones, wiping out half of the universe's population in Avengers: Infinity War.
Created by Dr. Hank Pym as a force for good, this sentient artificial intelligence turned rogue when it deemed humanity unworthy of existence. Voiced by James Spader in Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015), its comic book debut was way back in 1968 within The Avengers #54-58 arc; notably, it spawned various iterations bent on annihilating the superhero team.
Thor's adoptive brother and Asgardian god of mischief—played impeccably by Tom Hiddleston—Loki made his first appearance alongside Thor himself in Journey into Mystery #85 (1962). His MCU portrayal sees him oscillate between villainy and redemption.
Time-traveling warlord Nathaniel Richards first appeared in Avengers #8 (1964), where he attempted to conquer Earth using futuristic technology. The character, played by Jonathan Majors, is a complex antagonist.
Victor Von Doom—a genius inventor and ruler of Latveria—is one of Marvel Comics's most iconic villains since debuting opposite Fantastic Four members within issue #5 back in 1962; however, he has clashed against numerous Avenger teams too.
A cosmic entity that feeds on entire planets to satiate its insatiable hunger, Galactus debuted in Fantastic Four #48 (1966) as an unstoppable force threatening Earth’s existence. His colossal presence looms large over comic book storylines involving Silver Surfer or other cosmic heroes striving to thwart his apocalyptic appetite.