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20 of the Most Evil Comic Book Villains Ever

  • Oct 19, 2010
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Comic book heroes and villains are absolutely fascinating because of their interesting stories, awesome powers and abilities, and the allegories they demonstrate as a reflection of the real world and its history.  Check out twenty of the most evil ones ever!
1
The Joker
The Joker is the most evil villain ever because of his psychopathic nature and long history of being Batman's arch-nemesis, upon whom he has committed many tragedies such as the death of Robin. But moreover, it is the fact that he is human and has no supernatural gifts that make him all the more frightening as a character for it's not impossible to think that such a person could exist in real life.



2
Galactus
Galactus is the absolute most powerful being in the universe. If there is a god, he would be it. Enough said.


3
Lex Luthor
Lex Luthor gets third because he is the arch-nemesis of Superman, one of the greatest superheroes of all time (if not the greatest) and serves to thwart him at every opportunity. His intellectual brilliance, technological genius, and uncommon passion to take over the world drives him to be one of the evilest villains of all.



4
Magneto
Magneto is the sole enemy of all the X-Men and is an amazingly bored out character. And of course he wields very powerful abilities (comparable to that of the likes of Apocalypse) and uses his genius and strategy to ensure the safety of all mutants from all others, including humans.



5
Dr. Doom
Dr. Doom is also another technological genius and combines that with his sorcery to become one of the Fantastic Four's greatest supervillains, next to Galactus.



6
Darkseid
Darkseid is among the most powerful New Gods of the DC universe and is another one of Superman's greatest enemies. He is imbued with the same physical strengths of Superman and utilizes the Omega Effect as his primary source of power.



7
Ra’s al Ghul
If the Joker is Batman's greatest enemy, then Ra's al Ghul comes in a very close second (though some would argue he IS Batman's greatest enemy). He rivals Batman in physical combat and uses the Lazarus Pits to heal and rejuvenate.



8
Loki
Loki is Thor's adoptive brother and arch enemy. He relies on his black magic and mischievous ways to thwart Thor and take over Asgard.



9
The Phoenix is one of the oldest beings of the universe whose power is comparable to that of Galactus, placing it amongst the most powerful entities ever. Dark Phoenix is the Jean Grey incarnation of the Phoenix Force and is absolutely all-powerful.



10
The Kingpin
One of Spider Man's and Dare Devil's greatest villains. His reputation as the greatest crime lord and master tactician puts him in the ranks of the Green Goblin and the like.



12
Two-Face
Sometimes it's easy to feel bad for Two-Face because of his plight, but the name is also just perfectly fitting for him.  It's trippy how he plots all of his crimes around the number two.



13
This guy was able to grow up on a planet uninhabitable!  Bertron had to artificially breed him. Because of the agony of the repeated death (when repeatedly trying to clone him) he has a strong hate towards all that is living.



14
He is proof that we should not use performance enhancement drugs.  The serum he took must have tasted like crap (it looks like it did) but it drove him to insanity. Funny how he was trying to do something good but it all went terribly wrong.



15
The Red Skull
I like this character because Marvel has used him in many of their comics as different characters. He is a bonafied badass and I am a HUGE fan of Captain America.



16
Dr. Octopus
I like the fact that he is fueled by proving himself. He is like the insecure boy who bullies people to overshadow his own problems.



17
Apocalypse
I like that he uses highly advance technology in his schemes like when he transformed Angel into one of his four horsemen. He is a big believer of survival of the fittest.



18
Green Goblin
He is Spider-Man's mortal enemy and is responsible for many of the atrocities that have affected Peter Parker.



19
Thanos
Dedicated to destroying all life in the universe, Thanos is an extremely formidable villain and, being virtually immortal, threatens to decimate all those that stand against him.



20
He's like King Kong but has the power to read peoples minds. He gets his powers from aliens..freaking aliens!



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October 22, 2010
Great list. The only exception might be Galactus. I don't think he's really evil, the guy just needs to eat. It's similar to when a croc goes after a human - it does it because it's hungry not out of malice. Mephisto could be a good replacement for him.
October 25, 2010
True, but just because he might justify his devouring of planets with his hunger doesn't make the act any less evil. That's A LOT of lives lost.
October 26, 2010
Then we, as humans, would be evil too. We don't act out of malice when we eat chickens, cows, pigs, and many other other living, breathing lifeforms. Many of us don't even consider these animals to be remotely on the same level as us (intellectually, spiritually, etc). Galactus, to his credit, and despite how he views us very lowly beings, has taken some small steps to rectify this (by using heralds). His use of heralds, however, doesn't even imply that he places much stock in our own worth intellectually, spiritually, etc... We are like ants to this being and yet, he does a much better job (now with the heralds) in protecting these "ants" then we, as humans, do... Galactus is described as a 'force of nature' by many, including Reed Richards. It's like calling a tornado or hurricane evil. He simply is...
October 26, 2010
Hah, well considering that this is a list of evil comic book villains humans aren't qualified, but I agree that we certainly are evil in many ways.
 
October 22, 2010
Great list. The only exception might be Galactus. I don't think he's really evil, the guy just needs to eat. It's similar to when a croc goes after a human - it does it because it's hungry not out of malice. Mephisto could be a good replacement for him.
 
October 22, 2010
awwwww... no Henry Bendix…
 
October 20, 2010
Awesome list, Tu! Love the video and photos!
October 20, 2010
Thanks Debbie! Lists are fun, hah.
 
October 20, 2010
I'm actually working on a similar list for Halloween. Nice job!
October 20, 2010
Thanks! Looking forward to that Halloween list, ^_^
 
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