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
2,051 364
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
1,281 487
Darkseid is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest Villains in DC Comics, Ranked
DC Universe
3
1,339 516
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
1,093 488
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
724 326
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
711 324
Sinestro is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Villains in DC Comics, Ranked
Green Lantern, Green Lantern: Emerald Knights, Green Lantern: First Flight
7
888 430
Bane is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Villains in DC Comics, Ranked
Justice League: Doom, The Dark Knight Rises
8
713 329
Riddler is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest Villains in DC Comics, Ranked
Batman, Batman: Under the Red Hood, Batman
9
894 439
Ra's al Ghul is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest Villains in DC Comics, Ranked
Batman Begins, The Dark Knight Rises, Batman: Under the Red Hood
10
779 370
Harley Quinn is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest Villains in DC Comics, Ranked
Batman: The Animated Series, Birds of Prey, Batman: New Times
11
719 334
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
879 431
Professor Zoom is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Villains in DC Comics, Ranked
DC Universe
13
826 400
Doomsday is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Villains in DC Comics, Ranked
DC Universe
14
754 357
Brainiac is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Villains in DC Comics, Ranked
Superman: Brainiac Attacks, DC Universe
15
669 312
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
592 270
Deadshot is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Villains in DC Comics, Ranked
Batman: Gotham Knight, DC Universe
17
580 266
Mr. Freeze is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Villains in DC Comics, Ranked
Batman & Robin
18
564 259
Poison Ivy is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest Villains in DC Comics, Ranked
Batman & Robin
19
530 239
Black Manta is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Villains in DC Comics, Ranked
Batman: The Brave and the Bold
20
592 283
Catwoman is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest Villains in DC Comics, Ranked
Maggie, Catwoman, Batman: New Times
21
497 228
Zoom is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest Villains in DC Comics, Ranked
DC Universe
22
406 180
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
487 239
Captain Cold is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest Villains in DC Comics, Ranked
Superman/Batman: Public Enemies, DC Universe
24
445 212
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
489 244
General Zod is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest Villains in DC Comics, Ranked
Smallville, Man of Steel, Superman II