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
2,042 363
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
1,273 486
Darkseid is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest Villains in DC Comics, Ranked
DC Universe
3
1,332 515
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
1,087 488
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
719 326
Black Adam is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest Villains in DC Comics, Ranked
Superman/Shazam!: The Return of Black Adam, DC Universe
6
884 429
Bane is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Villains in DC Comics, Ranked
Justice League: Doom, The Dark Knight Rises
7
707 324
Sinestro is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Villains in DC Comics, Ranked
Green Lantern, Green Lantern: Emerald Knights, Green Lantern: First Flight
8
893 436
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
711 328
Riddler is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest Villains in DC Comics, Ranked
Batman, Batman: Under the Red Hood, Batman
10
717 333
Scarecrow is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest Villains in DC Comics, Ranked
Batman Begins, The Dark Knight, Batman: Gotham Knight
11
876 430
Professor Zoom is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest Villains in DC Comics, Ranked
DC Universe
12
753 356
Brainiac is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Villains in DC Comics, Ranked
Superman: Brainiac Attacks, DC Universe
13
775 370
Harley Quinn is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Villains in DC Comics, Ranked
Batman: The Animated Series, Birds of Prey, Batman: New Times
14
822 400
Doomsday is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Villains in DC Comics, Ranked
DC Universe
15
665 312
Two-Face is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest Villains in DC Comics, Ranked
Batman: The Animated Series, The Dark Knight Rises, Batman
16
588 270
Deadshot is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Villains in DC Comics, Ranked
Batman: Gotham Knight, DC Universe
17
577 265
Mr. Freeze is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Villains in DC Comics, Ranked
Batman & Robin
18
562 257
Poison Ivy is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest Villains in DC Comics, Ranked
Batman & Robin
19
525 239
Black Manta is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Villains in DC Comics, Ranked
Batman: The Brave and the Bold
20
589 283
Catwoman is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest Villains in DC Comics, Ranked
Maggie, Catwoman, Batman: New Times
21
495 228
Zoom is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest Villains in DC Comics, Ranked
DC Universe
22
404 180
Red Hood is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Villains in DC Comics, Ranked
Dimos Dicoudis added Batman: Under the Red Hood, DC Universe
23
486 238
Captain Cold is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest Villains in DC Comics, Ranked
Superman/Batman: Public Enemies, DC Universe
24
442 211
Penguin is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest Villains in DC Comics, Ranked
The Batman, The Batman vs. Dracula, Batman Returns
25
487 244
General Zod is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest Villains in DC Comics, Ranked
Smallville, Man of Steel, Superman II