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Here are the best DC villains ranked best to worst by comic book fans. These popular bad guys in DC Comics are the best of the worst supervillains and they're all listed here. The top DC villains on this list of baddies may not have been around too long as we've added new DC villains for you to vote on.

For over 80 years, DC Comics has been publishing some of the best comic book villains of all time, including the Joker, Lex Luthor, Deathstroke, Darkseid, and Brainiac. From Batman enemies to Superman's toughest foes, this ranking of the greatest DC villains features violent psychopaths, mad scientists, and omnipotent beings. 

Who is the best DC comic book villain? Who is the best DC superhero nemesis? Who are the top DC supervillains? Vote on this list of the greatest DC villains and find out! If you think one of these super villains isn't worth a match-up with the Justice League, vote them down. If your favorite DC bad guy isn't on the list, add them so they can compete for the title of the greatest DC villain.

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Joker is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest Villains in DC Comics, Ranked
Joker Batman: The Brave and the Bold, Batman: The Animated Series, Fight Batman Fight!

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123 49
Darkseid is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest Villains in DC Comics, Ranked
Darkseid DC Universe

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119 48
Lex Luthor is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest Villains in DC Comics, Ranked
Lex Luthor Smallville, Superman: Brainiac Attacks, Batman vs. Superman

4
141 62
Deathstroke is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Villains in DC Comics, Ranked
Deathstroke Teen Titans, Justice League: Crisis on Two Earths, DC Universe

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108 55
Ra's al Ghul is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest Villains in DC Comics, Ranked
Ra's al Ghul Batman Begins, The Dark Knight Rises, Batman: Under the Red Hood

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99 49
Bane is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Villains in DC Comics, Ranked
Bane Justice League: Doom, The Dark Knight Rises

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92 46
Brainiac is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Villains in DC Comics, Ranked
Brainiac Superman: Brainiac Attacks, DC Universe

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85 41
Sinestro is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest Villains in DC Comics, Ranked
Sinestro Green Lantern, Green Lantern: Emerald Knights, Green Lantern: First Flight

9
81 41
Black Adam is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest Villains in DC Comics, Ranked
Black Adam Superman/Shazam!: The Return of Black Adam, DC Universe

10
83 43
Catwoman is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest Villains in DC Comics, Ranked
Catwoman Maggie, Catwoman, Batman: New Times

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110 64
Harley Quinn is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest Villains in DC Comics, Ranked
Harley Quinn Batman: The Animated Series, Birds of Prey, Batman: New Times

12
89 48
Scarecrow is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Villains in DC Comics, Ranked
Scarecrow Batman Begins, The Dark Knight, Batman: Gotham Knight

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84 45
Two-Face is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Villains in DC Comics, Ranked
Two-Face Batman: The Animated Series, The Dark Knight Rises, Batman

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79 42
Doomsday is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Villains in DC Comics, Ranked
Doomsday DC Universe

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85 47
Riddler is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest Villains in DC Comics, Ranked
Riddler Batman, Batman: Under the Red Hood, Batman

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87 51
Poison Ivy is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Villains in DC Comics, Ranked
Poison Ivy Batman & Robin

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77 44
Professor Zoom is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Villains in DC Comics, Ranked
Professor Zoom DC Universe

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69 39
Mr. Freeze is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest Villains in DC Comics, Ranked
Mr. Freeze Batman & Robin

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69 39
Deadshot is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Villains in DC Comics, Ranked
Deadshot Batman: Gotham Knight, DC Universe

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53 27
Solomon Grundy is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest Villains in DC Comics, Ranked
Solomon Grundy Justice League, Superman/Batman: Public Enemies, DC Universe

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61 34
Vandal Savage is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest Villains in DC Comics, Ranked
Vandal Savage Justice League: Doom

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60 34
Captain Cold is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Villains in DC Comics, Ranked
Captain Cold Superman/Batman: Public Enemies, DC Universe

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53 28
General Zod is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest Villains in DC Comics, Ranked
General Zod Smallville, Man of Steel, Superman II

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55 31
Killer Croc is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest Villains in DC Comics, Ranked
Killer Croc The Batman, DC Universe

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54 33
Black Manta is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest Villains in DC Comics, Ranked
Black Manta Batman: The Brave and the Bold

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54 37
Gorilla Grodd is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Greatest Villains in DC Comics, Ranked
Gorilla Grodd Superman/Batman: Public Enemies, DC Universe

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37 21
Killer Frost is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Greatest Villains in DC Comics, Ranked
Killer Frost Superman/Batman: Public Enemies

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43 27
Zoom is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Greatest Villains in DC Comics, Ranked
Zoom DC Universe

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44 28
Atrocitus is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Greatest Villains in DC Comics, Ranked
Atrocitus Green Lantern: Emerald Knights, DC Universe

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45 30
Lobo is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Greatest Villains in DC Comics, Ranked

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49 34
Penguin is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Greatest Villains in DC Comics, Ranked
Penguin The Batman, The Batman vs. Dracula, Batman Returns

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44 31
Ares is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Greatest Villains in DC Comics, Ranked
Ares The Colossus of Rhodes, Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief, Young Hercules

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41 29
Prometheus is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Greatest Villains in DC Comics, Ranked

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39 29
Talia al Ghul is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Greatest Villains in DC Comics, Ranked
Talia al Ghul The Dark Knight Rises, DC Universe

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32 22
Hush is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Greatest Villains in DC Comics, Ranked
Hush

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31 22
Clayface is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Greatest Villains in DC Comics, Ranked

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38 30
Bizarro is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Greatest Villains in DC Comics, Ranked
Bizarro DC Universe

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31 23
Black Mask is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Greatest Villains in DC Comics, Ranked
Black Mask The Batman, Batman: Under the Red Hood, DC Universe

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35 28
Parallax is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Greatest Villains in DC Comics, Ranked
Parallax Green Lantern, DC Universe

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33 26
Cheetah is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Greatest Villains in DC Comics, Ranked
Cheetah Justice League: Doom, DC Universe

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29 24
Court of Owls is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Greatest Villains in DC Comics, Ranked
Court of Owls

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39 35
Amanda Waller is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Greatest Villains in DC Comics, Ranked
Amanda Waller Superman/Batman: Public Enemies, Green Lantern

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27 22
Trigon is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Greatest Villains in DC Comics, Ranked
Trigon Teen Titans Go!

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24 19
Heat Wave is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Greatest Villains in DC Comics, Ranked
Heat Wave DC Universe

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22 18
Trickster is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Greatest Villains in DC Comics, Ranked
Trickster The Flash II: Revenge of the Trickster

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26 23
Amazo is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Greatest Villains in DC Comics, Ranked
Amazo Batman: Under the Red Hood, DC Universe

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8 3
Jason Todd is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Greatest Villains in DC Comics, Ranked
Dimos Dicoudis added Jason Todd Batman: Under the Red Hood, DC Universe

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24 21
Parasite is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Greatest Villains in DC Comics, Ranked

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24 21
Owlman is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Greatest Villains in DC Comics, Ranked
Owlman Justice League: Crisis on Two Earths

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32 30
Hugo Strange is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Greatest Villains in DC Comics, Ranked
Hugo Strange The Batman, DC Universe