Whos the most powerful villain in Marvel ?

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#1 Posted by kgb725 (15269 posts) - - Show Bio

what villain is outright evil and just the best at it

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#2 Posted by Mileylovestina (5 posts) - - Show Bio


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#3 Posted by rockwellfontana (23 posts) - - Show Bio

Thanos. Ultron on some occasions.

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#4 Posted by GodDamnIronMan (1681 posts) - - Show Bio


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#5 Edited by dianabastiaan (6 posts) - - Show Bio

<p>Thanos if he has infinity

gems, he destroyed The universe

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#6 Edited by Enosisik2 (4 posts) - - Show Bio

<p>Apocalypse potentially</p>.

Thanos is evil but he has a great deal of honor and often does fight for good or shows mercy .

Apocalypse has no good qualities , shows little to no mercy and has little honor .

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#7 Edited by MacD (6 posts) - - Show Bio

I have to go with Dr. Doom. Dudes as smart if not smarter than Reed Richards and he's also damn near as good at the mystical arts as Stephen Strange.

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#8 Edited by Mega_spidey01 (3080 posts) - - Show Bio


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#9 Posted by Nightwing4 (395 posts) - - Show Bio

Thanos w/ IG would be both most powerful and most evil.

Honorable mention for Green Goblin under 'most evil'

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#10 Posted by henrik (588 posts) - - Show Bio

Thanos , Galactus , Apocalypse , Ultron , and Dr Doom.

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#13 Posted by Xanni15 (6791 posts) - - Show Bio

The Hulk.

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#14 Edited by gotwillpower (718 posts) - - Show Bio

@xanni15: Is Hulk very villainous?

Also, is Ultron up for the position? Age of Ultron makes him seem pretty evil.

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#15 Edited by Cap10nate (3629 posts) - - Show Bio

I'd have to go with one of the mystic entities like Dormammu, Cthon, Surtur, or some other inter-dimensional being. Thanos belongs up there with them with all his intelligence, strength, technology, and other skills. Below them, I would place Kang, Doom, and Ultron as the main threats. Never read much X-Men, so I don't know where Apocalypse would rank but I know he is up there.

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#16 Edited by Xanni15 (6791 posts) - - Show Bio
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#17 Edited by gotwillpower (718 posts) - - Show Bio

The score so far,

Thanos 7

Ultron 4

Dr Doom 3

Dormammu 2

Apocalypse 2

Green Goblin, Galactus, Cthon, Surtur, Kang 1

Not sure that I agree with this though. The title of this thread is kind of misleading, because the OP's post asks for the most evil, not necessarily the most powerful.

I haven't read any comics about Dormammu or Cthon or Surtur, but I think they are more powerful than Thanos. And really, Thanos isn't that evil either. Just misguided (like Enosisik2 said).

I vote Bullseye for the most evil. He freaks me out.

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#18 Posted by PowerHerc (86188 posts) - - Show Bio


No question. No doubt.

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#19 Edited by Extremos (74 posts) - - Show Bio

@enosisik2 said:

<p>Apocalypse potentially</p>.

Thanos is evil but he has a great deal of honor and often does fight for good or shows mercy .

Apocalypse has no good qualities , shows little to no mercy and has little honor .

Enough said

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#20 Posted by CelticJedi (25 posts) - - Show Bio

Most powerful crossover villain would be Thanos with an Infinity Gauntlet or Onslaught from the original crossover Prof X and Magneto psyche combo plot. They've both messed up the majority of the Marvel Universe coming at them at once. Dr. Doom would likely be the most powerful "casual" villain in a sense that he's regularly encountered and doesn't require crossover events to defeat, but still has done some miraculously powerful stuff.

In terms of sheer malice and evil, I'd go with Apocalypse or , again, Onslaught.

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#21 Posted by doctor_bong_crosby (124 posts) - - Show Bio

Most evil, Mephisto!

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#22 Posted by HaveAtThee (1146 posts) - - Show Bio

Thanos, Dormammu, Surtur and Kang are all excellent villains. I miss when Loki was a villain too :(

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#23 Posted by Arkhamc1tizen (2320 posts) - - Show Bio

thanos, ultron, kang and onslaught

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#25 Edited by KingOfAsh (3935 posts) - - Show Bio

Chaos King Mikaboshi

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#26 Posted by Chromeshift (1 posts) - - Show Bio

Dr. Doom

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#27 Posted by oldnightcrawler (5695 posts) - - Show Bio

@henrik said:

Thanos , Galactus , Apocalypse , Ultron , and Dr Doom.

yeah, these are rather the big ones. I have a hard time deciding between them for who is the most powerful; solid top 5, for sure. Although I'd be inclined to include Mr.Sinister (since his most recent incarnation in the last volume of UXM) and some versions of the Hulk.

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#28 Posted by TheMGR (206 posts) - - Show Bio

Mephisto or apocolypse. BTW anyone who put galactus is wrong he is not evil and feels remorse and intense guilt about the way he has lived and killed

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#29 Posted by _Braveheart_ (2451 posts) - - Show Bio

Thanos and apocalypse

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#30 Posted by jardern96 (10 posts) - - Show Bio

Obviously not the most powerful but definitely the most evil is massacre from spiderman he was the first villain spiderman had no choice but to kill and someone says he is the highest functioning sociopath on the planet

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#31 Posted by Captainamerica119 (205 posts) - - Show Bio

Most villains aren't really evil by definition. Galactus is a force of nature, Lizard wants to cure humanity of disease and injury, Thanos wants to impress the woman he loves, and Ultron wants to make earth a perfect society, the list goes on and on. Some villains are just plain evil: Red Skull, Joker, Dr. Doom , Green Goblin, Apocalypse. IMO, Red Skull is the most evil though.

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#33 Posted by Hardhat (106 posts) - - Show Bio

Im sure lots will disagree, but for most evil, NormanOsborn

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#35 Posted by oldnightcrawler (5695 posts) - - Show Bio
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actually, for "most powerful" shouldn't it be the Beyonder?

he/she/it toyed with both Galactus and the Phoenix Force as though they were no different than normal people.

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#36 Posted by HELLSRIDER (5 posts) - - Show Bio

Magneto because all molecules are held together by electromagnetic force, so he could essentially kill anyone he pleases.

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#37 Posted by Jphu8414 (4044 posts) - - Show Bio

I would say Galactus.

And although he isn't necessarily the most "powerful", Dr Doom is still one of the most dangerous and scary villains in all of Marvel

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#38 Posted by jkojkojko (28 posts) - - Show Bio

Most powerful should be Hyperstorm.

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#39 Posted by Spideysense44 (3839 posts) - - Show Bio

Thanos and Ultron

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#40 Edited by Jack_ (2451 posts) - - Show Bio

Most powerful: Thanos

Best "casual" villain: Dr. Doom

On a side note, I don't consider Galactus to be evil. He is absolute neutral, as he shows no malice towards the beings whose worlds he devours. While he is a menace, he is by no means a villain.

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#41 Posted by josh_hinzman98 (1 posts) - - Show Bio

Omega Red, Green Goblin, Red Skull, King Pin, Thanos, Apocolypse are my favourites, but Im suprised no mention of the carnage or venom symbiotes

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#42 Posted by wannabrdj (14 posts) - - Show Bio

Thanos. He's killed half the universe and continued to kill thousands more throughout his time, and with the Infinity Gauntlet, he is virtually limitless to the evils he can do.

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#43 Edited by AwesomePerson (2767 posts) - - Show Bio

In terms of Power... I'd say Hyperstorm, FF villain from DeFalco's run...

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#44 Posted by Shebba (293 posts) - - Show Bio

The Phoenix. I thought she was the most powerful and I'm sure ya all know it.

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#45 Posted by Thor_Parker82 (13366 posts) - - Show Bio
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#46 Edited by Mrfuzzynutz (1624 posts) - - Show Bio

the best part of a really good Marvel villain, they could very easily be seen as misunderstood heroes. They allow their methods to overshadow their intent. But overall powerful AND evil...?

But Red Skull and Purple Man get my votes as pure evil

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#47 Posted by SymbioteSaiyan (714 posts) - - Show Bio

Green Goblin

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#48 Posted by Poze11 (121 posts) - - Show Bio

I don't know. It could be so many that I can't decide. I thought Thanos, but then again, I don't know.

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#49 Posted by MikeyJ122 (122 posts) - - Show Bio

I would probably say Apocalypse probably has the edge on Thanos. Thanos if he has the guantlet is one thing, but without it Apocalypse would beat him imo. Plus Thanos has had stories where he is almost good, at least nuetral. Apocalypse is always evil.

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#50 Edited by Lateralus (2457 posts) - - Show Bio

Thanos with IG


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