The Greatest Villains In DC Comics, Ranked

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Vote up the most formidable antagonists and enemies in the DC Universe.

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, the Riddler, Deathstroke, Bane, 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? Who deserves a better DCEU version?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
    8,734 votes
    Batman: The Brave and the Bold, Batman: The Animated Series, Fight Batman Fight!
  • Darkseid
    6,437 votes
    DC Universe
  • Lex Luthor
    5,720 votes
    Smallville, Superman: Brainiac Attacks, Batman vs. Superman
  • Deathstroke
    6,440 votes
    Teen Titans, Justice League: Crisis on Two Earths, DC Universe
  • Bane
    5,030 votes
    Justice League: Doom, The Dark Knight Rises
  • Riddler
    4,412 votes
    Batman, Batman: Under the Red Hood, Batman