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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
1,417 253
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
906 330
Darkseid is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest Villains in DC Comics, Ranked
DC Universe

3
948 358
Deathstroke is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest Villains in DC Comics, Ranked
Teen Titans, Justice League: Crisis on Two Earths, DC Universe

4
738 359
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
642 307
Professor Zoom is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest Villains in DC Comics, Ranked
DC Universe

6
624 307
Bane is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Villains in DC Comics, Ranked
Justice League: Doom, The Dark Knight Rises

7
638 316
Ra's al Ghul is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Villains in DC Comics, Ranked
Batman Begins, The Dark Knight Rises, Batman: Under the Red Hood

8
488 223
Black Adam is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest Villains in DC Comics, Ranked
Superman/Shazam!: The Return of Black Adam, DC Universe

9
541 257
Brainiac is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest Villains in DC Comics, Ranked
Superman: Brainiac Attacks, DC Universe

10
598 294
Doomsday is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest Villains in DC Comics, Ranked
DC Universe

11
479 221
Scarecrow is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest Villains in DC Comics, Ranked
Batman Begins, The Dark Knight, Batman: Gotham Knight

12
482 224
Sinestro is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Villains in DC Comics, Ranked
Green Lantern, Green Lantern: Emerald Knights, Green Lantern: First Flight

13
450 208
Two-Face is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Villains in DC Comics, Ranked
Batman: The Animated Series, The Dark Knight Rises, Batman

14
461 217
Riddler is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Villains in DC Comics, Ranked
Batman, Batman: Under the Red Hood, Batman

15
381 179
Mr. Freeze is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest Villains in DC Comics, Ranked
Batman & Robin

16
501 262
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
392 194
Catwoman is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Villains in DC Comics, Ranked
Maggie, Catwoman, Batman: New Times

18
372 181
Poison Ivy is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest Villains in DC Comics, Ranked
Batman & Robin

19
381 188
Deadshot is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Villains in DC Comics, Ranked
Batman: Gotham Knight, DC Universe

20
345 164
Black Manta is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest Villains in DC Comics, Ranked
Batman: The Brave and the Bold

21
331 157
Zoom is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest Villains in DC Comics, Ranked
DC Universe

22
345 169
General Zod is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Villains in DC Comics, Ranked
Smallville, Man of Steel, Superman II

23
316 152
Gorilla Grodd is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest Villains in DC Comics, Ranked
Superman/Batman: Public Enemies, DC Universe

24
341 170
Captain Cold is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest Villains in DC Comics, Ranked
Superman/Batman: Public Enemies, DC Universe

25
257 115
Red Hood is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest Villains in DC Comics, Ranked
Dimos Dicoudis added Batman: Under the Red Hood, DC Universe

26
271 135
Solomon Grundy is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Greatest Villains in DC Comics, Ranked
Justice League, Superman/Batman: Public Enemies, DC Universe

27
285 147
Atrocitus is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Greatest Villains in DC Comics, Ranked
Green Lantern: Emerald Knights, DC Universe

28
289 155
Lobo is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Greatest Villains in DC Comics, Ranked

29
265 137
Killer Croc is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Greatest Villains in DC Comics, Ranked
The Batman, DC Universe

30
289 157
Vandal Savage is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Greatest Villains in DC Comics, Ranked
Justice League: Doom

31
274 148
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
226 119
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
237 139
Ares is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Greatest Villains in DC Comics, Ranked
Wrath of the Titans

34
201 115
Clayface is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Greatest Villains in DC Comics, Ranked

35
199 120
Killer Frost is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Greatest Villains in DC Comics, Ranked
Superman/Batman: Public Enemies

36
196 118
Trigon is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Greatest Villains in DC Comics, Ranked
Teen Titans Go!

37
199 122
Cheetah is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Greatest Villains in DC Comics, Ranked
Justice League: Doom, DC Universe

38
211 138
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
173 110
Hush is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Greatest Villains in DC Comics, Ranked
Hush

40
185 124
Hugo Strange is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Greatest Villains in DC Comics, Ranked
The Batman, DC Universe

41
191 130
Bizarro is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Greatest Villains in DC Comics, Ranked
DC Universe

42
172 121
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
182 137
Prometheus is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Greatest Villains in DC Comics, Ranked

44
150 110
Court of Owls is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Greatest Villains in DC Comics, Ranked
Court of Owls

45
159 122
Anti-Monitor is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Greatest Villains in DC Comics, Ranked
DC Universe

46
118 82
Parasite is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Greatest Villains in DC Comics, Ranked

47
113 77
Man-Bat is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Greatest Villains in DC Comics, Ranked
Dimos Dicoudis added DC Universe

48
146 113
Parallax is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Greatest Villains in DC Comics, Ranked
Green Lantern, DC Universe

49
128 95
Mongul is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Greatest Villains in DC Comics, Ranked
Superman/Batman: Public Enemies

50
137 105
Larfleeze is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Greatest Villains in DC Comics, Ranked
DC Universe