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IGN's Top 100 Comic Book Villains of All Time


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http://comics.ign.co...ains/index.html

For the sake of time and space I'll only post the excerpts from #s 20-1.

I think the list is a little inconsistent towards the bottom, but I can't really argue with the top 5.

100-91

100. MODOK
99. Fin Fang Foom
98. Mastermind (Jason Wyngarde)
97. Violator (Spawn)
96. Despero
95. Omega Red
94. Annihilus
93. Omni-Man
92. Parallax
91. The Adversary

90-81

90. Carnage
89. Shade
88. Hunter Rose
87. Electro
86. The Governor
85. Mysterio
84. Doctor Light
83. Grigori Rasputin
82. Doctor Sivana
81. Mandarin

80-71

80. Prometheus
79. Mirror Master
78. Lady Deathstrike
77. Proteus
76. Mister Mxyzptlk
75. Magog
74. Saint of Killers
73. Clayface
72. Sandman
71. Thunderbolt Ross

70-61

70. William Stryker
69. Cheetah
68. Lucifer
67. Mr. Freeze
66. Herr Starr
65. Kang the Conqueror
64. Poison Ivy
63. The Leader
62. Lizard
61. Parasite

60-51

60. Amanda Waller
59. Riddler
58. Scarecrow
57. Hobgoblin
56. Dormammu
55. Sebastian Shaw
54. Abomination
53. Kraven the Hunter
52. Metallo
51. Penguin

50-41

50. Cassandra Nova
49. Anti-Monitor
48. Mephisto
47. Thanos
46. Doomsday
45. Harley Quinn
44. Sabretooth
43. Deadshot
42. Talia Al Ghul
41. Mongul

40-31

40. Baron Zemo II
39. Shredder
38. Sentinel
37. Zoom
36. Vandal Savage
35. Gorilla Grodd
34. Bane
33. Cyborg Superman
32. Deathstroke
31. Professor Zoom

30-21

30. General Zod
29. Sinister
28. Doctor Octopus
27. Captain Cold
26. Kid Miracleman
25. Bizarro
24. Apocalypse
23. Ultron
22. Venom
21. Ozymandias

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20. Bullseye

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Bullseye has never been about subtlety, nuance or emotion. He's a killer, through and through, with a disputed history that may or may not be true given some stories being narrated by Bullseye himself. The only clear information fans have at this point is that the man's first name is Lester. The rest… it's hard to say. Did he have an abusive father and a mother who was a prostitute - and did he kill them? Did he have a brother? Was he a baseball player and involved in ops where he ran across Frank Castle? Nothing is entirely clear.

Enigmatic characters are often hits with readers, and Bullseye is no exception. Through his involvement with the Kingpin, Bullseye gained notoriety, killing Elektra in an infamous and brutal scene. The assassin quickly became one of Daredevil's archenemies, and has even returned in recent years to kill another one of Matt Murdock's lovers, Karen Page. Bullseye has moved away from Daredevil's corner of the world in recent years, most notably becoming part of Norman Osborn's grand plans, first as a part of the Thunderbolts and later as a member of the Dark Avengers.

Even more remarkable is that Bullseye has no superpowers. That's noteworthy as the hit man confronts his powerful opponents physically and often in close quarters. Though his marksmanship borders on being power-based, Marvel has never provided an explanation for his abilities. Regardless, his ties to the Kingpin, major moments in Daredevil history and current high profile storyline make this one successful assassin. The sky is the limit for this relentless psychopath.

19. Juggernaut

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Cain Marko is a relatively straight-forward villain, but an iconic and important one nonetheless. Though his recent history has been filled with a failed attempt to be heroic, most IGN readers - and the editors at IGN for that matter - see him as a classic X-Men foe.

Marko served in the Korean War alongside his step-brother, Charles Xavier. When the two ran across an enchanted cave, Marko managed to acquire the Crimson Gem of Cyttorak and became the Juggernaut. Years later, Marko would arrive at the doors of Xavier's mansion, seeking revenge. Over the years the Juggernaut's history was developed to portray the villain in a more sympathetic light. He wasn't simply evil - he had a dark childhood and hated his step-brother for the advantages he perceived Xavier had.

Throughout his career, Juggernaut has clashed with the X-Men, Hulk, Thor and, in some ways most notably, Spider-Man in a classic two-part arc. His motivations might be a bit simple, but it's hard to argue against the character's popularity, design and impact on the X-Men and their founder.

18. Mystique

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Not every great villain has to be a world-conquering, war-mongering, super-powered bad ass. Some of them are simply great at manipulating events to their liking, bending the world to their desire and getting away with it. Mystique is one of those villains, and is absolutely one of the greatest female villains ever created.

Raven Darkholme's history is a bit convoluted, particularly as she relates to the complex X-Men history, but that's not necessarily what makes her important. The key points would be these - she is the mother of Sabretooth's son, the mother of Nightcrawler and a foster mom for Rogue. Her history with these various characters has given her a prominent seat in the future of the mutant race, and she even played a critical role (despite being revealed as a traitor) in the 2006 storyline Messiah Complex, which kicked off a major new era in the history of the X-Men franchise.

Due to her age (which is estimated at over a century), Raven has played a role on many teams, involving herself in many causes including the X-Men, Brotherhood of Evil Mutants, X-Factor, Marauders and more. Most recently she was involved in clashes with Wolverine (who sought revenge for her betrayal in Messiah Complex) and Iceman, where she apparently died. Given the number of times she's allegedly been killed, it's hard to imagine this espionage master will remain missing in action for long.

In essence, over the years X-fans have been treated to a kick ass femme fatale who has found herself at several key turning points in the history of the mutant race. Oh, and you have to love her design, both in film and print. 'Nuff Said.

17. Brainiac

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To be quite honest, the Man of Steel doesn't have the best gallery of rogues. Superman might be a legendary hero but his villains… not so much. But through its repeated appearances over the decades culminating in one incredible, history-altering storyline last year, one particular city-collecting cyborg has become one of our all-time favorites.

Brainiac has had multiple incarnations over the years, some consistent and some diverging radically from previous stories. Geoff Johns streamlined all of that last year, putting forth the idea that every iteration in fact originated from one master that had never been seen by fans. This original Brainiac's purpose was to capture cities and assimilate knowledge in order to gain power. Part of its operating procedure was to destroy planets and galaxies in its wake to prevent that knowledge from spreading.

As part of this reimagining, Johns also revealed that General Zod was a fierce defender of Krypton when Brainiac arrived to acquire the city of Kandor, adding layers to a character that prior to Johns' involvement was a stereotypical megalomaniac. Beyond his implications for other villains and his legacy within Superman's rogues, Brainiac's most important traits are these - it has a very personal connection to Kal-El and can directly challenge him both physically and mentally. There are very few that have that distinction, allowing Brainiac to rank up there with the best of them.

16. Black Adam

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Teth-Adam is yet another major DC villain that has skyrocketed in popularity, power and complexity in recent years. Though the character has been around for over 60 years, it's only been through the efforts of Geoff Johns, David Goyer and other modern writers that he's deserved a place on our list.

In modern storylines, Adam is a magically powered citizen of Kahndaq, one who brutally removes a dictator from power and seizes control of his country. Adam's dedication to his home and family is what has helped redefine the character, making him someone who does reprehensible things but within strict moral boundaries. Over time Adam's family grew, and his wife, Isis, began to reform a man many consider to be an anti-hero. Sadly rivaling interests sought to crush Kahndaq's influence in the world. These actions led to the death of Isis and her brother, Osiris. Adam, in his rage, managed to single-handedly instigate a third World War, clashing with many of the world's heroes.

Despite these actions, Adam will stand up for the greater good when it serves his interests. During the Final Crisis, Teth stood up to Darkseid's forces, nearly dying in the process. Despite his vicious instincts, Adam's people still worship him, as he is one of the few who have stood up for them. Even some of the greatest villains have benevolent interests and causes at heart, and few exemplify this better than Black Adam.

15. Sinestro

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This is one villain whose clout has really risen in the past couple years. Originally one of the greatest Green Lanterns, Sinestro has always had a dark side and a overwhelming lust for power and control. After his actions were discovered by his masters, he was exiled for punishment. Unfortunately the Guardians only managed to embolden their former student, and he became their greatest nemesis.

Despite being sentenced to death on several occasions and even suffering a broken neck at the hands of Hal Jordan's Parallax entity, Sinestro has always found a way to crawl back to the surface. With the creation of his own Corps, Sinestro now has power to rival the Guardians, and is a constant threat to the order of the universe. What was once a rather simplistic character has evolved into a true force of evil and in some ways might be compared to an intergalactic Adolf Hitler.

Sinestro's interference in the affairs of DC's heroes is about to reach critical mass. Though he is currently on his home planet of Korugar, the Black Lanterns are coming. Sinestro is unlikely to care about the plight of innocents, making his role in the Blackest Night event unpredictable and, in all likelihood, bad for the Guardians and remaining members of the Green Lantern Corps.

14. Red Skull

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There are two big components to what makes the Red Skull such a classic villain as far as we're concerned - and one of them just happened a couple years ago. First thing is first - the Skull is a Nazi and, just like in gaming, it's tough to find a better villainous group outside of zombies and perhaps vampires. It's a simple way to categorize and create a villain, but it's effective, particularly set in opposition to Captain America. Toss in an incredible visual and you have a character that is arguably the greatest fictional Nazi ever.

The second point is absolutely the most important. When you think about it, arch nemeses rarely succeed. The Joker never killed Batman. Lex Luthor has yet to beat Superman. But the Skull managed to outwit and outplay Cap, and in the end, he watched from afar as his master plan came to fruition. Steve Rogers was assassinated and the Marvel Universe lost its only true beacon of hope.

The Skull might seem a cliché figure now, but he was one of the original uses of villainous Nazis in comic books. Combine that with his successful track record and great design and you have one legendary character.

13. Norman Osborn

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Even before Dark Reign, the Green Goblin had been terrorizing the lives of Spider-Man and many Marvel superheroes. Though he originally died after slaying Gwen Stacy in one of the most infamous Spidey stories of all time, Osborn returned in the late '90s and was revealed to be an instigator in many dark moments of Peter Parker's life, including the "death" of Aunt May. Osborn's corruption has even reached his son, Harry, who is one of Parker's best friends.

Though Osborn was once merely a great foe in his Green Goblin guise, he's evolved beyond that. With the end of Secret Invasion, Norman has seized control of many United States resources, including what's left of Tony Stark's SHIELD and Avengers teams. And unlike many of his wicked peers, Osborn has done this without the use of his Green Goblin persona. What's fascinating about this turn of events, and what has drastically added to the appeal of this character, is that Osborn's power depends on his ability to keep his sanity together, something that appears more and more unlikely as time goes on. By giving in and letting the Goblin take over, Osborn might fail in retaining the power he has craved for so long.

One thing is for sure - Osborn's star is on the rise. By the time Dark Reign is finished evolving, we might be ready to reconsider where this foe deserves to be placed on our list.

12. Two-Face

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In many ways The Dark Knight articulated and demonstrated the importance of Harvey Dent better than we ever could. Dent is, in so many ways, the biggest failure of Batman's career, and is a constant reminder of the price that can be paid in the battle against evil. Two-Face is a character that has been best served by time, evolving throughout the years from a relatively simple gimmick (similar to many of Batman's foes) to one of the most layered, tragic figures in superhero fiction.

Despite having a dark past, Dent rose through the ranks of Gotham to be a respected District Attorney, working with Jim Gordon and the Caped Crusader to wage a war on crime. Dent falls to a plot organized by the criminals he had been breaking down, and thus was born a new crime figure, one who can't distinguish between right and wrong without the help of his lucky coin.

Like many on this list, Two-Face isn't always a criminal. Several storylines have healed Dent's madness, and scarring, only to have him pulled back into the darkness. These struggles between "Dent" and "Two-Face" only serve to demonstrate the loss Gotham has suffered. The first major victory of organized crime may have been the only one it ever needed. Without Dent consistently on the side of light, Gotham might not stand a chance - Batman or not.

11. Catwoman

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Yet another villain that has stood the test of time as a mirror to the Dark Knight, Catwoman has a bit of a unique angle when compared to her rivals. Outside of Talia Al Ghul, Selina Kyle is likely the closest thing to love that Bruce Wayne has ever experienced. In fact Kyle is one of the few distinguished characters to know Wayne is in fact Batman.

That connection alone is enough to propel Catwoman high up on our list, but it's also worth recognizing her fantastic, layered characterization. In fact her conduct over the years has allowed her to straddle the line of hero and villain, and in recent years she's been more of an anti-hero of sorts, despite constantly breaking the law and defying authorities. (She makes the list because of her decades of villainy mixed with DC's dedication to keeping her just on the darker side of the morality line.)

It's her willingness to play any side to her advantage that makes Catwoman such a compelling character. She serves herself and no other cause or master. She'll clash with Batman if she's executing her latest heist, but isn't afraid to exact her revenge on Hush, stealing his great wealth and leaving a vicious enemy of Batman with nothing but whatever is in his pockets. Her unpredictable nature combined with her unwillingness to play within the rules (which she could easily do given her many superhero contacts and pseudo-allies), makes her certainly one of the most entertaining baddies in the business and one of the strongest female leads in the industry.

10. Kingpin

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Wilson Fisk has no powers. He has no immense global influence when compared to some of his rivals on this list. He barely ranks as a blip on the radar of some of the most powerful heroes. But the Kingpin of Crime is in many ways indicative of what makes Marvel characters so appealing. He's grounded. He's realistic. Most of all, in some ways, you can understand what made this man and what drives him to this day.

Fisk grew up poor and picked on. He never seemed the type to rise through the ranks of any organization let along the criminal underworld. Yet rise he did, eventually lording over New York City with an iron fist, using assassins like Elektra and Bullseye with ruthless efficiency. Over the years Fisk has attempted to back out of his dark role in the world, but is continuously dragged back. He's lost multiple families due to his connections and poor dealings over the years, and these tragic events only seek to remind readers that underneath his muscular exterior is the heart of a man who might have been good were it not for the brutal events in his life.

And now, despite first appearing in a Spider-Man comic book, Fisk is the darkness to Daredevil's light. In fact if he's not somehow involved in Matt Murdock's life or superhero antics, we feel like something is missing from his series. You'll see us say it again later on, but that's the truest sign of a brilliant villain, one that has benefited from years and years of excellent storytelling.

9. Dark Phoenix

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Quite honestly, the combined efforts of a half dozen villains on this list aren't likely to surpass what the Dark Phoenix accomplished in a brief moment. While most evildoers scheme and contemplate the destruction of the world, the Phoenix Force, through Jean Grey and in its most savage state, has simply acted and destroyed billions of lives.

As one of the most powerful entities on this list, the Dark Phoenix has immense telepathy and telekinetic abilities, but more importantly control over matter itself. This power level, combined with the classic nature of the original "Phoenix Saga" storyline, has largely prevented Marvel from revisiting the concept, despite teasing it in a limited capacity on numerous occasions through Jean Grey's resurrection or various mini-series that explored the nature of the Phoenix Force itself.

Despite having limited exposure when compared to many of the other villains in the upper ranks of our list, the Dark Phoenix is still one of the most accomplished and legendary. To this day, the Phoenix Saga is regarded as one of the best X-Men stories ever created. That accomplishment alone was a huge factor in our rankings.

8. Loki

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The God of Mischief has been around far longer than Marvel Comics, but we can't help but love the incarnation that Stan Lee and Jack Kirby conjured up several decades ago. Since that time, Thor's half-brother has become a pivotal character in comic books, and is actually the villain that caused the creation of the Avengers. If that isn't an important event, we're not sure what is.

Important moments aside, Loki is a character that writers must simply love to write as he's been involved in some fantastic stories, the current run of Thor just being the latest of those. His hatred and jealousy of Thor runs so deep that Loki will stop at nothing, including the corruption and destruction of Asgard itself. Loki has even recently inhabited the body of Sif in order to deny the God of Thunder his love.

Loki has never been more important than he is now. As a member of Norman Osborn's villainous cabal, the Asgardian god is now in a position of influence, one that he is exploiting in numerous ways. Osborn's own agreement with Loki is to return Asgard to the heavens. An alliance with fellow Cabal member Victor Von Doom is yielding new control over Asgard. Manipulation of a sect of Avengers is even proving useful as a way to keep Osborn's personal interests under watch and influence.

There are many master manipulators, but this god has proven he has no equal. Marvel's Dark Reign may prove in the end to be the reign of one wicked Norse god.

7. Ra's Al Ghul

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You'd expect an immortal, international terrorist to want many things, but perfecting the Earth isn't one of them. And yet that's been Ra's Al Ghul's goal during his many lifetimes. He tears down societies to have them rebuilt in a more ideal fashion, bent on crafting his version of a utopia. "The Demon's Head" has spent centuries slaving away at this vision, and even he has lost track of his exact age. Fueled by the life-giving Lazarus Pits, which have the side effect of driving a person mad, Ra's will likely haunt the DC Universe for centuries to come.

Though Ra's has taken on the entire Justice League of America in the past - and beaten them - his principle opponent throughout his decades of tales has been Batman. Ra's considers the Dark Knight to be his only worthy opponent, and in an ironic twist is actually the grandfather of Bruce Wayne's son, Damien. Best of all is that the Demon Head's ultimate goal, the betterment of the world, is one that speaks to Batman and strikes a bit close to home.

Ra's Al Ghul is easily one of the most unique villains ever crafted. By taking a desire that all of us have and warping it, he is truly a character we love to hate.

6. Darkseid

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The DC Universe is packed with powerful entities that could destroy worlds at a time, but none are as feared or brilliantly executed as Darkseid, Lord of the war planet Apokolips. The evil god has had quite a legacy crafted for himself since being created by Jack Kirby. Not too shabby for a character that first appeared in a Jimmy Olsen book, eh?

Darkseid's motivations are rather simple - conquer and control all life by unlocking and solving the Anti-Life Equation, something DC fans saw him achieve in last summer's Final Crisis event. Though the storyline technically took the New God's life, it's hard to imagine the heroes of DC won't find themselves face to face with the ultimate embodiment of evil at some point down the road.

Perhaps the most appealing trait of Darkseid is his lack of interest in direct, physical confrontation. The being formerly known as Prince Uxas has immense strength, endurance and eye beams that can disintegrate, teleport or torture opponents, yet he chooses to manipulate events from the shadows, allowing his minions to act on his behalf. Darkseid's involvement with the New Gods, including his rivalry with the Highfather, the planet New Genesis and the diplomatic exchanges of sons Orion and Mister Miracle add multiple layers to a being that might otherwise be yet another generic worldwide threat. We're certainly glad DC wouldn't allow Kirby to kill off this fantastic villain as he originally planned. Decades of spectacular tales would have been left on the table otherwise.

5. Galactus

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Death. Eternity. The origins of the universe. These concepts and beings are fundamental to the existence of the Marvel Universe. Equal to these, however, is the next member of our Top Villains list - Galactus. Despite his rather garish appearance, the being formerly known as Galan lived before the birth of the modern cosmos, and is as fundamentally important to it as entities responsible for the creation and elimination of life. Galactus, in his destruction of planets, brings balance to the universe, just as life is given and taken every day on Earth.

It's this larger than life presence which makes Galactus one of the more important villains ever created, but it's his ties to Earth and its heroes that make him one of the greats. Through the creation of his heralds, destruction of the Skrull Empire and attempts to devour the Earth, this being is one of the greatest threats ever known to our beloved heroes. Most other villains pale in comparison.

Lastly, though it seems like something small, we can't overlook it. Galactus is one of the few villains on our list to really defy the definition of an evil-doer. He's compelled to destroy worlds because of one simple fact - he's hungry. Can't blame a guy for wanting a little snack… can you?

4. Lex Luthor

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Superman is arguably the greatest superhero ever created. He is the personification of all that is good in our world, the one beacon of light when all else is dark. He is the one hero that cannot falter in the face of evil.

Such an entity of peace and justice needs an equivalent response. In Lex Luthor, the Man of Steel has that perfect match, and best of all, Luthor isn't just a simple creature of darkness (hello, Doomsday!). What makes Lex such a fantastic character becomes evident when you look at the world from his point of view. He's not necessarily trying to rule the world; in his eyes he's saving it. Think about that for a second - Luthor is trying to save the world from the unwieldy, crushing rule of an alien from Krypton. This man craves to be the world's savior, yearns to have "his" people worship the ground he walks on and refuses to see that birthright seized by another.

Like many villains on our roster, Luthor is a man physically outmatched by his foe. Rather he must conjure up ways to outsmart his opponent, relying on his resources to attempt to reshape the world to his satisfaction. One can only wonder what the world would be like if Lex actually applied his knowledge to making the world a truly better place rather than obsessing over one man. Would he be the great savior he claims to be? The mere fact that we ask that question is a sign of a well-written, deeply layered villain.

3. Doctor Doom

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Victor Von Doom is, above all odds, a star in his own right. We don't know about the rest of you, but we consider him to be the fifth member of the Fantastic Four - a member of the series so integral that when he's not involved, we're decidedly less interested.

Doom boasts neither powers nor inherent abilities - a rarity for any being in his genre of comic books. Victim of a troubled past, Victor's mother was taken from him early in life. Seemingly since that time, Doom has sought to prove himself to his peers. Chief among those is Reed Richards, the one man who has proved equal and better to Victor's astonishing intellect. Doom's irrational obsession and animosity towards Mr. Fantastic and his family might be his only fault, the one obstacle keeping his from truly achieving his larger desires - the conquest of all his surveys. The Latverian monarch's ambition might be kept in check by the Fantastic Four and their friends, but if anything, his lust for power grows every day, becoming more and more brazen.

If his depth, characterization and legacy in the Marvel Universe weren't enough, Doom has one other accomplishment that few in the industry have managed - he's one of the inspirations for one of the most infamous characters in pop culture - Darth Vader.

2. Joker

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There was never any doubt in our minds the enigmatic, psychopathic Clown Prince of Crime would yield the top spot amongst DC Comics' villains. The Joker is the definition of a scene-stealing, deliciously wicked character, one that is quite possibly more interesting than his superhero counterpart.

A year ago we argued Joker wasn't necessarily Batman's greatest enemy, a fact which would clearly make his high rank here a bit of a mystery. Over the past year, however, three high profile projects reminded us why this character is absolutely one of the best ever created and developed throughout the history of superhero comic books. The Dark Knight, Joker and Batman R.I.P. are not only three of the greatest Batman stories ever created, but perfect examples of why the Joker is the quintessential comic book villain. He exists because of his enemy, and without creatures like the Joker, there would be no Batman. More importantly, this villain is capable of reinventing himself in various iterations, whether it's the savage, sadistic one in R.I.P., the chaos agent in Knight or even the light-hearted comedian from the animated series some 15 years ago.

A great villain isn't just capable of wicked deeds or murder. Depth and layer matter. Heroes and villains are inextricably linked, and just as the sign of a great hero is a great villain, the opposite is true. The Joker must stand up to and alongside the Caped Crusader. This is one of the rare villains to possibly do even more than that. As his movie role last summer proved, he can even surpass one of the greatest heroes of all time. That takes a special something.

1. Magneto

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Like many characters of his era, Magneto did not immediately stand out as someone who would endure the test of time. His powers were relatively unimpressive, his motivations and depth were weak and his costume design… let's face it - the guy wears a bucket on his head. But the archenemy of Charles Xavier has proven over the decades that he's not only worthy of his infamous status, but worthy of a much greater accolade - being the greatest villain ever created. The Master of Magnetism doesn't just operate well along stereotypical bad guy parameters, but can actually sustain engaging, masterful storylines of his own.

As a Jewish child in Germany during the height of Adolf Hitler's reign, Max Eisenhardt discovered humanity was capable of the worst crimes and actions. What's remarkable is despite seeing genocide first hand and enduring the terror of concentration camps, Max has matured into exactly what took his family and loved ones from him. To protect his kind from the fate of a similar Holocaust, Eisenhardt persecutes any and all humans who dare cross his path.

Magneto has become bigger than his peers and virtually all of his enemies. It's the sign of a great character when his presence dominates a story and his absence creates a vacuum that cannot be filled by any other. Through his legendary role in Marvel Comics over the years as well as fantastic portrayals in film and animation, it's hard to argue that there has ever been a villain more complex, nuanced, sympathetic and yet irrevocably evil.

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Great find. ;)

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I agree with most of this, especially the top 5.

I do think Mysterio, the Riddler, and Doctor Octopus polled too low though.

And, what the heck? Scorpion isn't on this list at all? Failure.

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83. Grigori Rasputin

oh god what

What comic is this? goggles

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83. Grigori Rasputin

oh god what

What comic is this? goggles

Hellboy, IIRC.

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I would switch around the top two.

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littlebumblebee

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83. Grigori Rasputin

oh god what

What comic is this? goggles

Hellboy, IIRC.

...I don't quite understand that at all. goggles

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Magneto surely is one of the best, but I don't know about being the best. But whatever, I'm a comic nub ;-;

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littlebumblebee

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Carnage should totally be higher, btw.

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Magneto absolutely deserves that #1 spot.

@Bel:

I'm not familiar with the backstory so I would suggest you look it up if you want to know more.

And Carnage's spot is about what it should be, he was never a great villain, more cool than anything else.

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MAG ****ING NETO BABY

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Some are a little low I guess, and Joker is probably somewhat better than Magneto, might be a little high. List isn't so bad.

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Carnage should totally be higher, btw.

I agree completely. :|

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littlebumblebee

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And Carnage's spot is about what it should be, he was never a great villain, more cool than anything else.

Yeah, but there are quite a few much lamer villains higher than him.

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I don't know how old this list is, but Captain America is alive. And Green Goblin wasn't high enough. Same with Grodd.

Overall, this list is very WTF to me.

Edited by blargh, Aug 12 2009, 03:23 PM


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Joker is not a better villain than Magneto.

Magneto has warred with Charles Xavier and the X-Men for decades, they have never found a way to truly stop him. On top of that, he has spawned an entire family of villains - sons, daughters, grandsons, grandaughters - Magneto vs. the X-Men typifies the most basic struggle of man i.e. fighting for freedom.

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PaperMarioGuy

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There is a lot of inconsistency in this list. While they have a lot of spots that make sense, some should just simply be higher and some just don't deserve to be as high as they are.

For example, William Stryker is number 70, which is behind people like Lizard and Scarecrow. And how the hell did the Juggernaut make top 20?

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Subject Delta

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**** Magneto he shouldn't be number 1, Joker should be number one. No one even knows Magneto well hes not that popular Joker is.

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Llama of Time

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IGN has been playing too much MVC2

The Joker is the greatest comic book villain ever, not magneto




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