Total Nerd The Best Villains In The Marvel Cinematic Universe  

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List Rules Vote up the greatest and most memorable villains in the MCU.

The Marvel Cinematic Universe may have its share of awesome heroes, but for every great hero, there’s an equally awesome villain. Iron Man has the Iron Monger, the Hulk has Abomination, and Ant-Man has Ghost...and Yellow Jacket...and Sonny Burch.

This list of MCU villains includes all the greats, as well as a few lesser-known foes. Villains like Whiplash and Erik Killmonger may have been memorable in part due to their charisma, but what about other evil characters like Proxima Midnight and Ebony Maw? We also can't forget Ego and Thanos, who are two of the most powerful characters in Marvel history. Which MCU villain is your favorite?

Vote up the best villains in the Marvel Cinematic Universe so we can all see which evildoers top the list. Is your favorite villain missing? Add them below.

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162 47
Loki is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Villains In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Tom Hiddleston, Graham McTavish, Richard Grieco
2
128 59
Thanos is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Villains In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Josh Brolin
3
75 57
Hela is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Villains In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Cate Blanchett
4
70 55
Winter Soldier is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Villains In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Sebastian Stan
5
60 47
Red Skull is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Villains In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Hugo Weaving
6
59 47
Vulture is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Villains In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Michael Keaton
7
68 60
Erik Killmonger is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Villains In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Michael B. Jordan
8
61 55
Ultron is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Villains In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
James Spader
9
59 53
Nebula is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Villains In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Karen Gillan
10
51 44
Surtur is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Villains In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Clancy Brown
11
62 58
Ebony Maw is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Villains In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Tom Vaughan-Lawlor
12
57 53
Ego the Living Planet is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Villains In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Kurt Russell
13
49 51
Grandmaster is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Villains In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Jeff Goldblum
14
40 42
Dormammu is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Villains In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Jonathan Adams
15
37 44
Ghost is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Villains In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Hannah John-Kamen
16
42 52
Ronan the Accuser is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Villains In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
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42 54
Baron Zemo is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Villains In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Daniel Brühl
18
45 59
Proxima Midnight is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Villains In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Carrie Coon
19
32 44
Alexander Pierce is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Villains In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Robert Redford
20
31 46
Iron Monger is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Villains In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Jeff Bridges
21
38 57
Yellowjacket is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Villains In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Corey Stoll
22
7 12
The Sandman is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Villains In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
tage.winberg added Howie Mandel
23
31 53
Kaecilius is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Villains In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Mads Mikkelsen
24
33 57
Whiplash is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Villains In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Mickey Rourke
25
35 62
Yon-Rogg is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Villains In The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Jude Law