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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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2,139 377
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
1,341 505
Darkseid is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest Villains in DC Comics, Ranked
DC Universe
3
1,398 533
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
1,148 506
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
864 406
Doomsday is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest Villains in DC Comics, Ranked
DC Universe
6
754 343
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
7
758 346
Riddler is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Villains in DC Comics, Ranked
Batman, Batman: Under the Red Hood, Batman
8
926 446
Bane is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest Villains in DC Comics, Ranked
Justice League: Doom, The Dark Knight Rises
9
747 343
Sinestro is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest Villains in DC Comics, Ranked
Green Lantern, Green Lantern: Emerald Knights, Green Lantern: First Flight
10
930 453
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
11
819 387
Harley Quinn is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest Villains in DC Comics, Ranked
Batman: The Animated Series, Birds of Prey, Batman: New Times
12
782 369
Brainiac is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Villains in DC Comics, Ranked
Superman: Brainiac Attacks, DC Universe
13
908 446
Professor Zoom is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Villains in DC Comics, Ranked
DC Universe
14
745 349
Scarecrow is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Villains in DC Comics, Ranked
Batman Begins, The Dark Knight, Batman: Gotham Knight
15
696 325
Harvey Dent 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
619 279
Deadshot is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Villains in DC Comics, Ranked
Batman: Gotham Knight, DC Universe
17
588 268
Poison Ivy is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Villains in DC Comics, Ranked
Batman & Robin
18
600 276
Mr. Freeze is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest Villains in DC Comics, Ranked
Batman & Robin
19
624 293
Catwoman is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Villains in DC Comics, Ranked
Maggie, Catwoman, Batman: New Times
20
552 250
Black Manta is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest Villains in DC Comics, Ranked
Batman: The Brave and the Bold
21
515 240
Zoom is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest Villains in DC Comics, Ranked
DC Universe
22
510 247
Captain Cold is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Villains in DC Comics, Ranked
Superman/Batman: Public Enemies, DC Universe
23
469 221
Penguin is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest Villains in DC Comics, Ranked
The Batman, The Batman vs. Dracula, Batman Returns
24
425 194
Red Hood is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest Villains in DC Comics, Ranked
Dimos Dicoudis added Batman: Under the Red Hood, DC Universe
25
508 257
General Zod is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest Villains in DC Comics, Ranked
Smallville, Man of Steel, Superman II