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
1,308 239
Joker is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest Villains in DC Comics, Ranked
Batman: The Brave and the Bold, Batman: The Animated Series, Fight Batman Fight!

2
882 319
Deathstroke is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest Villains in DC Comics, Ranked
Teen Titans, Justice League: Crisis on Two Earths, DC Universe

3
845 303
Darkseid is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest Villains in DC Comics, Ranked
DC Universe

4
680 308
Lex Luthor is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Villains in DC Comics, Ranked
Smallville, Superman: Brainiac Attacks, Batman vs. Superman

5
582 279
Professor Zoom is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest Villains in DC Comics, Ranked
DC Universe

6
458 203
Black Adam is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Villains in DC Comics, Ranked
Superman/Shazam!: The Return of Black Adam, DC Universe

7
580 278
Bane is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Villains in DC Comics, Ranked
Justice League: Doom, The Dark Knight Rises

8
593 287
Ra's al Ghul is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest Villains in DC Comics, Ranked
Batman Begins, The Dark Knight Rises, Batman: Under the Red Hood

9
506 243
Brainiac is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest Villains in DC Comics, Ranked
Superman: Brainiac Attacks, DC Universe

10
419 189
Two-Face is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest Villains in DC Comics, Ranked
Batman: The Animated Series, The Dark Knight Rises, Batman

11
564 281
Doomsday is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest Villains in DC Comics, Ranked
DC Universe

12
443 205
Scarecrow is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Villains in DC Comics, Ranked
Batman Begins, The Dark Knight, Batman: Gotham Knight

13
448 210
Sinestro is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Villains in DC Comics, Ranked
Green Lantern, Green Lantern: Emerald Knights, Green Lantern: First Flight

14
422 204
Riddler is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Villains in DC Comics, Ranked
Batman, Batman: Under the Red Hood, Batman

15
353 163
Mr. Freeze is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest Villains in DC Comics, Ranked
Batman & Robin

16
463 246
Harley Quinn is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Villains in DC Comics, Ranked
Batman: The Animated Series, Birds of Prey, Batman: New Times

17
354 175
Deadshot is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Villains in DC Comics, Ranked
Batman: Gotham Knight, DC Universe

18
360 182
Catwoman is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest Villains in DC Comics, Ranked
Maggie, Catwoman, Batman: New Times

19
316 152
Black Manta is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Villains in DC Comics, Ranked
Batman: The Brave and the Bold

20
308 147
Zoom is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest Villains in DC Comics, Ranked
DC Universe

21
338 171
Poison Ivy is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest Villains in DC Comics, Ranked
Batman & Robin

22
318 159
General Zod is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Villains in DC Comics, Ranked
Smallville, Man of Steel, Superman II

23
293 143
Gorilla Grodd is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest Villains in DC Comics, Ranked
Superman/Batman: Public Enemies, DC Universe

24
313 158
Captain Cold is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest Villains in DC Comics, Ranked
Superman/Batman: Public Enemies, DC Universe

25
251 122
Killer Croc is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest Villains in DC Comics, Ranked
The Batman, DC Universe

26
231 107
Red Hood is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Greatest Villains in DC Comics, Ranked
Dimos Dicoudis added Batman: Under the Red Hood, DC Universe

27
270 139
Atrocitus is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Greatest Villains in DC Comics, Ranked
Green Lantern: Emerald Knights, DC Universe

28
250 126
Solomon Grundy is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Greatest Villains in DC Comics, Ranked
Justice League, Superman/Batman: Public Enemies, DC Universe

29
278 148
Lobo is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Greatest Villains in DC Comics, Ranked

30
274 150
Vandal Savage is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Greatest Villains in DC Comics, Ranked
Justice League: Doom

31
255 139
Penguin is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Greatest Villains in DC Comics, Ranked
The Batman, The Batman vs. Dracula, Batman Returns

32
207 109
Jason Todd is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Greatest Villains in DC Comics, Ranked
Dimos Dicoudis added Batman: Under the Red Hood, DC Universe

33
225 132
Ares is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Greatest Villains in DC Comics, Ranked
Wrath of the Titans

34
186 107
Clayface is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Greatest Villains in DC Comics, Ranked

35
183 110
Trigon is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Greatest Villains in DC Comics, Ranked
Teen Titans Go!

36
185 114
Cheetah is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Greatest Villains in DC Comics, Ranked
Justice League: Doom, DC Universe

37
182 113
Killer Frost is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Greatest Villains in DC Comics, Ranked
Superman/Batman: Public Enemies

38
198 129
Talia al Ghul is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Greatest Villains in DC Comics, Ranked
The Dark Knight Rises, DC Universe

39
161 104
Hush is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Greatest Villains in DC Comics, Ranked
Hush

40
178 124
Bizarro is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Greatest Villains in DC Comics, Ranked
DC Universe

41
171 119
Hugo Strange is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Greatest Villains in DC Comics, Ranked
The Batman, DC Universe

42
158 115
Black Mask is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Greatest Villains in DC Comics, Ranked
The Batman, Batman: Under the Red Hood, DC Universe

43
173 131
Prometheus is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Greatest Villains in DC Comics, Ranked

44
139 104
Court of Owls is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Greatest Villains in DC Comics, Ranked
Court of Owls

45
151 118
Anti-Monitor is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Greatest Villains in DC Comics, Ranked
DC Universe

46
140 109
Parallax is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Greatest Villains in DC Comics, Ranked
Green Lantern, DC Universe

47
122 91
Mongul is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Greatest Villains in DC Comics, Ranked
Superman/Batman: Public Enemies

48
128 98
Larfleeze is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Greatest Villains in DC Comics, Ranked
DC Universe

49
108 78
Parasite is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Greatest Villains in DC Comics, Ranked

50
101 71
Man-Bat is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Greatest Villains in DC Comics, Ranked
Dimos Dicoudis added DC Universe