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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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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!
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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
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Darkseid is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest Villains in DC Comics, Ranked
DC Universe
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Lex Luthor is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Villains in DC Comics, Ranked
Smallville, Superman: Brainiac Attacks, Batman vs. Superman
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Bane is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest Villains in DC Comics, Ranked
Justice League: Doom, The Dark Knight Rises
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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
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Harley Quinn is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Villains in DC Comics, Ranked
Batman: The Animated Series, Birds of Prey, Batman: New Times
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Scarecrow is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest Villains in DC Comics, Ranked
Batman Begins, The Dark Knight, Batman: Gotham Knight
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Brainiac is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest Villains in DC Comics, Ranked
Superman: Brainiac Attacks, DC Universe
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Ra's al Ghul is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest Villains in DC Comics, Ranked
Batman Begins, The Dark Knight Rises, Batman: Under the Red Hood
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Riddler is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest Villains in DC Comics, Ranked
Batman, Batman: Under the Red Hood, Batman
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Poison Ivy is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Villains in DC Comics, Ranked
Batman & Robin
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Doomsday is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Villains in DC Comics, Ranked
DC Universe
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Professor Zoom is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Villains in DC Comics, Ranked
DC Universe
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Sinestro is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest Villains in DC Comics, Ranked
Green Lantern, Green Lantern: Emerald Knights, Green Lantern: First Flight
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Harvey Dent is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Villains in DC Comics, Ranked
Batman: The Animated Series, The Dark Knight Rises, Batman
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Mr. Freeze is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Villains in DC Comics, Ranked
Batman & Robin
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Catwoman is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest Villains in DC Comics, Ranked
Maggie, Catwoman, Batman: New Times
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Deadshot is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Villains in DC Comics, Ranked
Batman: Gotham Knight, DC Universe
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Black Manta is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest Villains in DC Comics, Ranked
Batman: The Brave and the Bold
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Zoom is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest Villains in DC Comics, Ranked
DC Universe
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Penguin is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Villains in DC Comics, Ranked
The Batman, The Batman vs. Dracula, Batman Returns
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Red Hood is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest Villains in DC Comics, Ranked
Dimos Dicoudis added Batman: Under the Red Hood, DC Universe
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Solomon Grundy is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest Villains in DC Comics, Ranked
Justice League, Superman/Batman: Public Enemies, DC Universe
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General Zod is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest Villains in DC Comics, Ranked
Smallville, Man of Steel, Superman II