Total Nerd The Greatest Villains in DC Comics, Ranked  

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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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1,123 216
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
737 256
Darkseid is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest Villains in DC Comics, Ranked
Darkseid DC Universe

3
755 268
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
572 259
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
485 245
Professor Zoom is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest Villains in DC Comics, Ranked
Professor Zoom DC Universe

6
491 250
Doomsday is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Villains in DC Comics, Ranked
Doomsday DC Universe

7
370 172
Black Adam is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Villains in DC Comics, Ranked
Black Adam Superman/Shazam!: The Return of Black Adam, DC Universe

8
485 249
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
426 213
Brainiac is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest Villains in DC Comics, Ranked
Brainiac Superman: Brainiac Attacks, DC Universe

10
494 261
Ra's al Ghul is listed (or ranked) 10 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

11
363 174
Scarecrow is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest Villains in DC Comics, Ranked
Scarecrow Batman Begins, The Dark Knight, Batman: Gotham Knight

12
375 182
Sinestro is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Villains in DC Comics, Ranked
Sinestro Green Lantern, Green Lantern: Emerald Knights, Green Lantern: First Flight

13
336 161
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

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349 178
Riddler is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Villains in DC Comics, Ranked
Riddler Batman, Batman: Under the Red Hood, Batman

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388 213
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

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295 147
Deadshot is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Villains in DC Comics, Ranked
Deadshot Batman: Gotham Knight, DC Universe

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299 150
Catwoman is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Villains in DC Comics, Ranked
Catwoman Maggie, Catwoman, Batman: New Times

18
284 144
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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256 126
Zoom is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Villains in DC Comics, Ranked
Zoom DC Universe

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265 133
General Zod is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest Villains in DC Comics, Ranked
General Zod Smallville, Man of Steel, Superman II

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258 129
Black Manta is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest Villains in DC Comics, Ranked
Black Manta Batman: The Brave and the Bold

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266 135
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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283 149
Poison Ivy is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest Villains in DC Comics, Ranked
Poison Ivy Batman & Robin

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240 120
Gorilla Grodd is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest Villains in DC Comics, Ranked
Gorilla Grodd Superman/Batman: Public Enemies, DC Universe

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231 119
Atrocitus is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest Villains in DC Comics, Ranked
Atrocitus Green Lantern: Emerald Knights, DC Universe

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187 87
Red Hood is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Greatest Villains in DC Comics, Ranked
Dimos Dicoudis added Red Hood Batman: Under the Red Hood, DC Universe

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207 106
Killer Croc is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Greatest Villains in DC Comics, Ranked
Killer Croc The Batman, DC Universe

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233 128
Vandal Savage is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Greatest Villains in DC Comics, Ranked
Vandal Savage Justice League: Doom

All of Batman's Deadliest Villains & Enemies, Listed

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236 132
Lobo is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Greatest Villains in DC Comics, Ranked

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204 112
Solomon Grundy is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Greatest Villains in DC Comics, Ranked
Solomon Grundy Justice League, Superman/Batman: Public Enemies, DC Universe

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208 123
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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168 92
Jason Todd is listed (or ranked) 32 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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192 118
Ares is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Greatest Villains in DC Comics, Ranked
Ares Wrath of the Titans

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153 93
Clayface is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Greatest Villains in DC Comics, Ranked

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155 98
Cheetah is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Greatest Villains in DC Comics, Ranked
Cheetah Justice League: Doom, DC Universe

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167 113
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

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150 99
Trigon is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Greatest Villains in DC Comics, Ranked
Trigon Teen Titans Go!

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152 105
Killer Frost is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Greatest Villains in DC Comics, Ranked
Killer Frost Superman/Batman: Public Enemies

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151 107
Bizarro is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Greatest Villains in DC Comics, Ranked
Bizarro DC Universe

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148 116
Prometheus is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Greatest Villains in DC Comics, Ranked

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126 95
Hush is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Greatest Villains in DC Comics, Ranked
Hush

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135 108
Hugo Strange is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Greatest Villains in DC Comics, Ranked
Hugo Strange The Batman, DC Universe

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127 103
Black Mask is listed (or ranked) 43 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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103 85
Larfleeze is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Greatest Villains in DC Comics, Ranked
Larfleeze DC Universe

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121 106
Anti-Monitor is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Greatest Villains in DC Comics, Ranked
Anti-Monitor DC Universe

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141 129
Amanda Waller is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Greatest Villains in DC Comics, Ranked
Amanda Waller Superman/Batman: Public Enemies, Green Lantern

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115 100
Parallax is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Greatest Villains in DC Comics, Ranked
Parallax Green Lantern, DC Universe

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109 94
Court of Owls is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Greatest Villains in DC Comics, Ranked
Court of Owls

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89 77
Black Hand is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Greatest Villains in DC Comics, Ranked

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102 93
Cyborg Superman is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Greatest Villains in DC Comics, Ranked
Cyborg Superman