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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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623 123
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!

2
426 121
Darkseid is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest Villains in DC Comics, Ranked
Darkseid DC Universe

3
434 138
Deathstroke is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest Villains in DC Comics, Ranked
Deathstroke Teen Titans, Justice League: Crisis on Two Earths, DC Universe

4
283 140
Lex Luthor is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Villains in DC Comics, Ranked
Lex Luthor Smallville, Superman: Brainiac Attacks, Batman vs. Superman

5
258 130
Doomsday is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest Villains in DC Comics, Ranked
Doomsday DC Universe

6
291 157
Ra's al Ghul is listed (or ranked) 6 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

7
270 146
Professor Zoom is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Villains in DC Comics, Ranked
Professor Zoom DC Universe

8
253 135
Bane is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest Villains in DC Comics, Ranked
Bane Justice League: Doom, The Dark Knight Rises

9
224 118
Brainiac is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest Villains in DC Comics, Ranked
Brainiac Superman: Brainiac Attacks, DC Universe

10
192 100
Sinestro is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest Villains in DC Comics, Ranked
Sinestro Green Lantern, Green Lantern: Emerald Knights, Green Lantern: First Flight

11
187 100
Black Adam is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest Villains in DC Comics, Ranked
Black Adam Superman/Shazam!: The Return of Black Adam, DC Universe

12
144 72
Mr. Freeze is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Villains in DC Comics, Ranked
Mr. Freeze Batman & Robin

13
163 87
Harvey Dent is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Villains in DC Comics, Ranked
Harvey Dent Batman: The Animated Series, The Dark Knight Rises, Batman

14
130 64
General Zod is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Villains in DC Comics, Ranked
General Zod Smallville, Man of Steel, Superman II

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15
198 115
Harley Quinn is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest Villains in DC Comics, Ranked
Harley Quinn Batman: The Animated Series, Birds of Prey, Batman: New Times

16
172 96
Riddler is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Villains in DC Comics, Ranked
Riddler Batman, Batman: Under the Red Hood, Batman

17
167 94
Scarecrow is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Villains in DC Comics, Ranked
Scarecrow Batman Begins, The Dark Knight, Batman: Gotham Knight

18
132 69
Lobo is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest Villains in DC Comics, Ranked

19
146 80
Deadshot is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Villains in DC Comics, Ranked
Deadshot Batman: Gotham Knight, DC Universe

20
123 63
Black Manta is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest Villains in DC Comics, Ranked
Black Manta Batman: The Brave and the Bold

21
131 70
Captain Cold is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest Villains in DC Comics, Ranked
Captain Cold Superman/Batman: Public Enemies, DC Universe

The Best Spider-Man Villains

22
122 65
Zoom is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Villains in DC Comics, Ranked
Zoom DC Universe

23
113 59
Atrocitus is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest Villains in DC Comics, Ranked
Atrocitus Green Lantern: Emerald Knights, DC Universe

24
148 88
Catwoman is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest Villains in DC Comics, Ranked
Catwoman Maggie, Catwoman, Batman: New Times

25
157 96
Poison Ivy is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest Villains in DC Comics, Ranked
Poison Ivy Batman & Robin

26
118 65
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

27
79 34
Jason Todd is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Greatest Villains in DC Comics, Ranked
Dimos Dicoudis added Jason Todd Batman: Under the Red Hood, DC Universe

28
123 69
Vandal Savage is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Greatest Villains in DC Comics, Ranked
Vandal Savage Justice League: Doom

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29
109 60
Ares is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Greatest Villains in DC Comics, Ranked
Ares Wrath of the Titans

30
67 29
Red Hood is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Greatest Villains in DC Comics, Ranked
Dimos Dicoudis added Red Hood Batman: Under the Red Hood, DC Universe

31
106 63
Solomon Grundy is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Greatest Villains in DC Comics, Ranked
Solomon Grundy Justice League, Superman/Batman: Public Enemies, DC Universe

32
104 62
Killer Croc is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Greatest Villains in DC Comics, Ranked
Killer Croc The Batman, DC Universe

33
75 50
Trigon is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Greatest Villains in DC Comics, Ranked
Trigon Teen Titans Go!

34
79 54
Killer Frost is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Greatest Villains in DC Comics, Ranked
Killer Frost Superman/Batman: Public Enemies

35
96 71
Penguin is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Greatest Villains in DC Comics, Ranked
Penguin The Batman, The Batman vs. Dracula, Batman Returns

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36
87 64
Talia al Ghul is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Greatest Villains in DC Comics, Ranked
Talia al Ghul The Dark Knight Rises, DC Universe

37
83 63
Prometheus is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Greatest Villains in DC Comics, Ranked

38
80 61
Bizarro is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Greatest Villains in DC Comics, Ranked
Bizarro DC Universe

39
66 49
Black Mask is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Greatest Villains in DC Comics, Ranked
Black Mask The Batman, Batman: Under the Red Hood, DC Universe

40
66 53
Hush is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Greatest Villains in DC Comics, Ranked
Hush

41
64 51
Clayface is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Greatest Villains in DC Comics, Ranked

42
64 55
Cheetah is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Greatest Villains in DC Comics, Ranked
Cheetah Justice League: Doom, DC Universe

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42 33
Steppenwolf is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Greatest Villains in DC Comics, Ranked
RyanZacher added Steppenwolf

44
72 70
Amanda Waller is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Greatest Villains in DC Comics, Ranked
Amanda Waller Superman/Batman: Public Enemies, Green Lantern

45
64 63
Hugo Strange is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Greatest Villains in DC Comics, Ranked
Hugo Strange The Batman, DC Universe

46
55 53
Cyborg Superman is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Greatest Villains in DC Comics, Ranked
Cyborg Superman

47
47 44
Nekron is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Greatest Villains in DC Comics, Ranked
Nekron DC Universe

48
63 63
Parallax is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Greatest Villains in DC Comics, Ranked
Parallax Green Lantern, DC Universe

49
55 54
Owlman is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Greatest Villains in DC Comics, Ranked
Owlman Justice League: Crisis on Two Earths

50
48 46
Amazo is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Greatest Villains in DC Comics, Ranked
Amazo Batman: Under the Red Hood, DC Universe