Total Nerd All The Netflix Marvel Villains, Ranked By How Terrifying They Are  

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List Rules Villains from the Netflix Marvel series only. Vote up the ones who are absolutely most terrifying.

Marvel gets to lay claim to some of the best Netflix original series. This is in part because, unlike the Marvel Cinematic Universe, the villains on Netflix Marvel shows are fleshed out. As a result, they can be much scarier. The best villains in Netflix Marvel shows are the ones we spend a lot of time with, so we see just how debased and diabolical they are. It's the ones with a shred of humanity that are all the more terrifying for their veritable renunciation of said humanity. 

This list contains all Netflix Marvel villains so the people can decided who the baddest of the baddies are. Perhaps you find Wilson Fisk's explosive rage bone-chilling or Mariah Dillard's quiet menace disturbing. Whatever the case, here are all the scariest villains from Netflix Marvel Universe. Decide who the ultimate tyrant of terror will be.

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Kingpin is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list All The Netflix Marvel Villains, Ranked By How Terrifying They Are
Wilson Fisk / Kingpin Daredevil

Most terrifying moment:
The time he slammed the Russian guy's head in the car door until it came free.

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Purple Man is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list All The Netflix Marvel Villains, Ranked By How Terrifying They Are
Kilgrave / Purple Man Jessica Jones

Most terrifying moment:
When he forces his mother to kill herself. Kilgrave's control over others almost always results in something horrific, and his mother did experiment on him, but making her kill herself was profoundly messed up.

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Jigsaw is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list All The Netflix Marvel Villains, Ranked By How Terrifying They Are
Billy Russo / Jigsaw The Punisher

Most terrifying moment:
When he tied the kids up on the carousel. Dude's a straight sociopath.

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Cottonmouth is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list All The Netflix Marvel Villains, Ranked By How Terrifying They Are
Cornell Stokes / Cottonmouth Luke Cage

Most terrifying moment:
When he beat Shameek Smith to death with his bare hands.

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Madame Gao is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list All The Netflix Marvel Villains, Ranked By How Terrifying They Are
Madame Gao Daredevil, Iron Fist, The Defenders

Most terrifying moment:
She's never creepier than when Daredevil confronts her in her drug production facility full of blinded indentured workers.

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Elektra is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list All The Netflix Marvel Villains, Ranked By How Terrifying They Are
Elektra Daredevil, The Defenders

Most terrifying moment:
All the times she goes into her murder-y rage. So pretty much all her fights.

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Black Mariah is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list All The Netflix Marvel Villains, Ranked By How Terrifying They Are
Mariah Dillard Luke Cage

Most terrifying moment:
When she murdered her cousin Cornell with a microphone stand. 

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Nobu is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list All The Netflix Marvel Villains, Ranked By How Terrifying They Are
Nobu Daredevil, The Defenders

Most terrifying moment:
When he oversaw the draining of prisoners' blood to power the Hand's creepy zombie sarcophagus. 

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Harold Meachum is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list All The Netflix Marvel Villains, Ranked By How Terrifying They Are
Harold Meachum Iron Fist

Most terrifying moment:
That time he beat poor Kyle to death with an ice cream scoop. 

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William Rawlins / Agent Orange is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list All The Netflix Marvel Villains, Ranked By How Terrifying They Are
William Rawlins / Agent Orange The Punisher

Most terrifying moment:
Anytime his messed up eye was onscreen coupled with his general menacing air made him constantly creepy. 

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Scythe is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list All The Netflix Marvel Villains, Ranked By How Terrifying They Are
Scythe Iron Fist

Most terrifying moment:
When he murdered a room full of people and proceeded to sing karaoke to them.

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Alexandra is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list All The Netflix Marvel Villains, Ranked By How Terrifying They Are
Alexandra The Defenders

Most terrifying moment: 
Mixed resurrection elixer and collected blood to bring Elektra back to life. 

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Lewis Walcott is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list All The Netflix Marvel Villains, Ranked By How Terrifying They Are
Lewis Walcott The Punisher

Most terrifying moment:
When he used Curtis's prosthetic leg to beat the poor man unconscious. 

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Murakami is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list All The Netflix Marvel Villains, Ranked By How Terrifying They Are
Murakami The Defenders

Most terrifying moment: 
Fought both Jessica Jones and Luke Cage, nearly killing Cage in one fight. 

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Diamondback is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list All The Netflix Marvel Villains, Ranked By How Terrifying They Are
Willis Stryker / Diamondback Luke Cage

Most terrifying moment:
When he killed all the crime bosses in that meeting.

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Bakuto is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list All The Netflix Marvel Villains, Ranked By How Terrifying They Are
Bakuto Iron Fist, The Defenders

Most terrifying moment: 
Killed every guard surrounding the Chikara Dojo to break in and rescue Colleen Wing. 

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Nuke is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list All The Netflix Marvel Villains, Ranked By How Terrifying They Are
Will Simpson Jessica Jones

Most terrifying moment:
When he gets all rage-y on his combat enhancers and nearly kills Trish.

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Major Schoonover is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list All The Netflix Marvel Villains, Ranked By How Terrifying They Are
Major Schoonover Daredevil, The Punisher

Most terrifying moment:
When he kidnaps Karen Page after she realizes who he is.

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Bride Of Nine Spiders is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list All The Netflix Marvel Villains, Ranked By How Terrifying They Are
Bride Of Nine Spiders Iron Fist

Most terrifying moment:
Her sexual temptation of virgin Danny is pretty creepy.

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Finn Cooley is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list All The Netflix Marvel Villains, Ranked By How Terrifying They Are
Finn Cooley The Punisher

Most terrifying moment:
When he stabs his fellow mobster in the eye, though his drilling through Castle's foot is a close second.

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Sowande is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list All The Netflix Marvel Villains, Ranked By How Terrifying They Are
Sowande The Defenders

Most terrifying moment: 
Held his own in a prolonged fist fight with Luke Cage, eventually resulting in Cage getting run over by a van. 

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Zhou Cheng is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list All The Netflix Marvel Villains, Ranked By How Terrifying They Are
Zhou Cheng Iron Fist

Most terrifying moment:
His alcohol dependence is pretty scary, at least for him.

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Steel Serpent is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list All The Netflix Marvel Villains, Ranked By How Terrifying They Are
Davos / Steel Serpent Dare Devil, Iron Fist

Most terrifying moment:
Maybe when he plots with Joy? He's not that scary.

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Andrei And Grigori Veznikov is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list All The Netflix Marvel Villains, Ranked By How Terrifying They Are
Andrei And Grigori Veznikov Iron Fist

Most terrifying moment
By default when they fight Danny, which is their only scene.