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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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153 25
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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96 37
Lex Luthor is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest Villains in DC Comics, Ranked
Lex Luthor Smallville, Superman: Brainiac Attacks, Batman vs. Superman

3
92 38
Darkseid is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest Villains in DC Comics, Ranked
Darkseid DC Universe

4
107 50
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

5
80 38
Bane is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest Villains in DC Comics, Ranked
Bane Justice League: Doom, The Dark Knight Rises

6
68 31
Sinestro is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Villains in DC Comics, Ranked
Sinestro Green Lantern, Green Lantern: Emerald Knights, Green Lantern: First Flight

7
94 51
Harley Quinn is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Villains in DC Comics, Ranked
Harley Quinn Batman: The Animated Series, Birds of Prey, Batman: New Times

8
71 34
Riddler is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest Villains in DC Comics, Ranked
Riddler Batman, Batman: Under the Red Hood, Batman

9
82 43
Ra's al Ghul is listed (or ranked) 9 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

10
74 38
Scarecrow is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest Villains in DC Comics, Ranked
Scarecrow Batman Begins, The Dark Knight, Batman: Gotham Knight

11
64 31
Doomsday is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest Villains in DC Comics, Ranked
Doomsday DC Universe

12
70 36
Two-Face is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Villains in DC Comics, Ranked
Two-Face Batman: The Animated Series, The Dark Knight Rises, Batman

13
67 34
Catwoman is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Villains in DC Comics, Ranked
Catwoman Maggie, Catwoman, Batman: New Times

14
68 35
Brainiac is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Villains in DC Comics, Ranked
Brainiac Superman: Brainiac Attacks, DC Universe

15
73 41
Poison Ivy is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest Villains in DC Comics, Ranked
Poison Ivy Batman & Robin

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56 29
Mr. Freeze is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Villains in DC Comics, Ranked
Mr. Freeze Batman & Robin

17
63 36
Black Adam is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Villains in DC Comics, Ranked
Black Adam Superman/Shazam!: The Return of Black Adam, DC Universe

18
51 29
Deadshot is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest Villains in DC Comics, Ranked
Deadshot Batman: Gotham Knight, DC Universe

19
41 22
Penguin is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Villains in DC Comics, Ranked
Penguin The Batman, The Batman vs. Dracula, Batman Returns

20
54 35
Professor Zoom is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest Villains in DC Comics, Ranked
Professor Zoom DC Universe

21
46 28
Vandal Savage is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest Villains in DC Comics, Ranked
Vandal Savage Justice League: Doom

22
44 28
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

23
41 26
Killer Croc is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest Villains in DC Comics, Ranked
Killer Croc The Batman, DC Universe

24
37 23
General Zod is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest Villains in DC Comics, Ranked
General Zod Smallville, Man of Steel, Superman II

25
30 18
Zoom is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest Villains in DC Comics, Ranked
Zoom DC Universe

26
34 22
Solomon Grundy is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Greatest Villains in DC Comics, Ranked
Solomon Grundy Justice League, Superman/Batman: Public Enemies, DC Universe

27
40 28
Gorilla Grodd is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Greatest Villains in DC Comics, Ranked
Gorilla Grodd Superman/Batman: Public Enemies, DC Universe

28
33 22
Lobo is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Greatest Villains in DC Comics, Ranked

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38 27
Black Manta is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Greatest Villains in DC Comics, Ranked
Black Manta Batman: The Brave and the Bold

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34 26
Ares is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Greatest Villains in DC Comics, Ranked
Ares The Colossus of Rhodes, Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief, Young Hercules

31
32 24
Atrocitus is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Greatest Villains in DC Comics, Ranked
Atrocitus Green Lantern: Emerald Knights, DC Universe

32
31 23
Prometheus is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Greatest Villains in DC Comics, Ranked

33
25 17
Killer Frost is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Greatest Villains in DC Comics, Ranked
Killer Frost Superman/Batman: Public Enemies

34
24 17
Black Mask is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Greatest Villains in DC Comics, Ranked
Black Mask The Batman, Batman: Under the Red Hood, DC Universe

35
23 16
Clayface is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Greatest Villains in DC Comics, Ranked

36
23 17
Hush is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Greatest Villains in DC Comics, Ranked
Hush

37
31 26
Amanda Waller is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Greatest Villains in DC Comics, Ranked
Amanda Waller Superman/Batman: Public Enemies, Green Lantern

38
30 25
Talia al Ghul is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Greatest Villains in DC Comics, Ranked
Talia al Ghul The Dark Knight Rises, DC Universe

39
18 13
Merlyn is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Greatest Villains in DC Comics, Ranked
Merlyn Arrow, DC Universe

40
17 12
Heat Wave is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Greatest Villains in DC Comics, Ranked
Heat Wave DC Universe

41
27 23
Parallax is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Greatest Villains in DC Comics, Ranked
Parallax Green Lantern, DC Universe

42
20 16
Metallo is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Greatest Villains in DC Comics, Ranked
Metallo Justice League: Doom, Superman/Batman: Public Enemies, DC Universe

43
27 24
Bizarro is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Greatest Villains in DC Comics, Ranked
Bizarro DC Universe

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26 24
Hugo Strange is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Greatest Villains in DC Comics, Ranked
Hugo Strange The Batman, DC Universe

45
25 23
Anti-Monitor is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Greatest Villains in DC Comics, Ranked
Anti-Monitor DC Universe

46
15 12
Trickster is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Greatest Villains in DC Comics, Ranked
Trickster The Flash II: Revenge of the Trickster

47
22 20
Cyborg Superman is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Greatest Villains in DC Comics, Ranked
Cyborg Superman

48
19 17
Parasite is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Greatest Villains in DC Comics, Ranked

49
24 23
Mongul is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Greatest Villains in DC Comics, Ranked
Mongul Superman/Batman: Public Enemies

50
22 21
Maxwell Lord is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Greatest Villains in DC Comics, Ranked
Maxwell Lord DC Universe