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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1,114 213
Joker is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest Villains in DC Comics, Ranked
Joker Batman: The Brave and the Bold, Batman: The Animated Series, Fight Batman Fight!

2
730 253
Darkseid is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest Villains in DC Comics, Ranked
Darkseid DC Universe

3
748 267
Deathstroke is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest Villains in DC Comics, Ranked
Deathstroke Teen Titans, Justice League: Crisis on Two Earths, DC Universe

4
567 258
Lex Luthor is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Villains in DC Comics, Ranked
Lex Luthor Smallville, Superman: Brainiac Attacks, Batman vs. Superman

5
481 243
Professor Zoom is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest Villains in DC Comics, Ranked
Professor Zoom DC Universe

6
486 248
Doomsday is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Villains in DC Comics, Ranked
Doomsday DC Universe

7
365 170
Black Adam is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Villains in DC Comics, Ranked
Black Adam Superman/Shazam!: The Return of Black Adam, DC Universe

8
479 247
Bane is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest Villains in DC Comics, Ranked
Bane Justice League: Doom, The Dark Knight Rises

9
360 171
Scarecrow is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest Villains in DC Comics, Ranked
Scarecrow Batman Begins, The Dark Knight, Batman: Gotham Knight

10
421 212
Brainiac is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest Villains in DC Comics, Ranked
Brainiac Superman: Brainiac Attacks, DC Universe

11
491 259
Ra's al Ghul is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest Villains in DC Comics, Ranked
Ra's al Ghul Batman Begins, The Dark Knight Rises, Batman: Under the Red Hood

12
371 181
Sinestro is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Villains in DC Comics, Ranked
Sinestro Green Lantern, Green Lantern: Emerald Knights, Green Lantern: First Flight

13
332 160
Two-Face is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Villains in DC Comics, Ranked
Two-Face Batman: The Animated Series, The Dark Knight Rises, Batman

14
347 175
Riddler is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Villains in DC Comics, Ranked
Riddler Batman, Batman: Under the Red Hood, Batman

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386 210
Harley Quinn is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest Villains in DC Comics, Ranked
Harley Quinn Batman: The Animated Series, Birds of Prey, Batman: New Times

16
291 145
Deadshot is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Villains in DC Comics, Ranked
Deadshot Batman: Gotham Knight, DC Universe

17
295 149
Catwoman is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Villains in DC Comics, Ranked
Catwoman Maggie, Catwoman, Batman: New Times

18
282 142
Mr. Freeze is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest Villains in DC Comics, Ranked
Mr. Freeze Batman & Robin

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257 126
Black Manta is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Villains in DC Comics, Ranked
Black Manta Batman: The Brave and the Bold

20
265 132
Captain Cold is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest Villains in DC Comics, Ranked
Captain Cold Superman/Batman: Public Enemies, DC Universe

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254 125
Zoom is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest Villains in DC Comics, Ranked
Zoom DC Universe

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262 132
General Zod is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Villains in DC Comics, Ranked
General Zod Smallville, Man of Steel, Superman II

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281 147
Poison Ivy is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest Villains in DC Comics, Ranked
Poison Ivy Batman & Robin

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237 120
Gorilla Grodd is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest Villains in DC Comics, Ranked
Gorilla Grodd Superman/Batman: Public Enemies, DC Universe

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229 118
Atrocitus is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest Villains in DC Comics, Ranked
Atrocitus Green Lantern: Emerald Knights, DC Universe

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186 85
Red Hood is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Greatest Villains in DC Comics, Ranked
Dimos Dicoudis added Red Hood Batman: Under the Red Hood, DC Universe

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232 126
Vandal Savage is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Greatest Villains in DC Comics, Ranked
Vandal Savage Justice League: Doom

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205 105
Killer Croc is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Greatest Villains in DC Comics, Ranked
Killer Croc The Batman, DC Universe

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234 130
Lobo is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Greatest Villains in DC Comics, Ranked

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202 111
Solomon Grundy is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Greatest Villains in DC Comics, Ranked
Solomon Grundy Justice League, Superman/Batman: Public Enemies, DC Universe

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206 122
Penguin is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Greatest Villains in DC Comics, Ranked
Penguin The Batman, The Batman vs. Dracula, Batman Returns

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166 91
Jason Todd is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Greatest Villains in DC Comics, Ranked
Dimos Dicoudis added Jason Todd Batman: Under the Red Hood, DC Universe

33
191 116
Ares is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Greatest Villains in DC Comics, Ranked
Ares Wrath of the Titans

34
151 92
Clayface is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Greatest Villains in DC Comics, Ranked

35
166 111
Talia al Ghul is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Greatest Villains in DC Comics, Ranked
Talia al Ghul The Dark Knight Rises, DC Universe

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152 98
Cheetah is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Greatest Villains in DC Comics, Ranked
Cheetah Justice League: Doom, DC Universe

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148 98
Trigon is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Greatest Villains in DC Comics, Ranked
Trigon Teen Titans Go!

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151 103
Killer Frost is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Greatest Villains in DC Comics, Ranked
Killer Frost Superman/Batman: Public Enemies

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148 107
Bizarro is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Greatest Villains in DC Comics, Ranked
Bizarro DC Universe

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146 115
Prometheus is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Greatest Villains in DC Comics, Ranked

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124 94
Hush is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Greatest Villains in DC Comics, Ranked
Hush

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134 106
Hugo Strange is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Greatest Villains in DC Comics, Ranked
Hugo Strange The Batman, DC Universe

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126 101
Black Mask is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Greatest Villains in DC Comics, Ranked
Black Mask The Batman, Batman: Under the Red Hood, DC Universe

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103 83
Larfleeze is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Greatest Villains in DC Comics, Ranked
Larfleeze DC Universe

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115 98
Parallax is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Greatest Villains in DC Comics, Ranked
Parallax Green Lantern, DC Universe

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120 105
Anti-Monitor is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Greatest Villains in DC Comics, Ranked
Anti-Monitor DC Universe

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140 128
Amanda Waller is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Greatest Villains in DC Comics, Ranked
Amanda Waller Superman/Batman: Public Enemies, Green Lantern

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108 93
Court of Owls is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Greatest Villains in DC Comics, Ranked
Court of Owls

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89 75
Black Hand is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Greatest Villains in DC Comics, Ranked

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84 71
Parasite is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Greatest Villains in DC Comics, Ranked