Draft for 2011 Comic Vine Top 100 Super-Villain List (with nomination reasons)
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The man with hatred towards aliens. While not being having any superpowers he's still managed to be Superman's greatest foe using his brain. Lex is and has been lots of things. The CEO of his own corporation, LexCorp, the president of the United States and an Agent Orange. He's also made various warsuits, created Superboy with his own and Superman's DNA, stole forty cakes and was a founder of the Injustice League with the Joker and Cheetah. Has appeared in the DCAU and in small(ville) and big screens (the Superman movies)
Batman's arch nemesis. The yang to Batman's yin. Being 70 years old character not much of his origins are known. Only him accidentally falling into a chemical bath is known. Every comic book fan knows what he's done or is supposed to know. While not possessing any powers aside from pain resistance, tainted blood and immunity to his own Joker Venom, he's made one of the biggest impacts in the DC Universe. The two most well known deeds are paralyzing the first Batgirl, Barbara Gordon and killing the second Robin, Jason Todd, with a crowbar! He's also the most notable inmate in Arkham Asylum. Has appeared in other media such as the animated series and movies, the Batman live action show and movies.
One of the best lanterns in the DCU who had a dark side and overwhelming lust for power and control and was banned from the Green Lantern Corps by the Guardians of the universe. Sentenced to death many times, getting his neck broken by the entity Parallax, he’s still managed to survive. He’s even managed to form his own lantern corps called Sinestro corps, truly he is the biggest villain of the lanterns. Also has appeared in the DCAU and in the live action Green Lantern movie.
he FBI agent Hunter Zolomon. Former friend of the Flash Wally West. After getting paralyzed from the waist down by Gorilla Grodd during a prison break, Hunter asked Wally to go back in the time and to stop it from happening but Wally declined. After that Hunter broke into the Flash Museum and tried to use the cosmic treadmill himself. It didn’t work and caused an explosion which knocked Hunter's connection to time out of sync. With this he was able to slow down time and move normally through out it, thus giving the impression of super speed. By believing a hero had to have a tragedy, Hunter decided to give Wally one by becoming the second Zoom. Zoom tried to kill Wally’s wife, Linda, but Wally managed to stop him killing his wife but not his unborn twin children which died due to a miscarriage when Zoom hit Linda with a sonic boom. After that Wally was able to put Zoom into a temporal anomaly where he would watch the death of his father-in-law over and over, all while in a comatose state.
Deathstroke, Slade Wilson aka the terminator. A family man and an assassin. The great tactitian. The Teen Titans’ biggest foe. Volunteered in the super soldier program Slade became a super soldier who can think and perceive nine times faster, affording him a greatly superior reaction time. Having “the strength of ten men” Deathstroke can go toe toe with several characters in the DCU, most notably Batman and the Titans. Has appeared in the DCAU.
He's a cyborg, a "Superman" and a Sinestro Corps member. What's not to love to hate or hate to love? Hank Henshawn, originally a brilliant scientist who suffered a horrible accident which lead to immortality and his wife into madness. Convincing to the president of the United States that's he's Superman's heir, downloading his consciousness into a device planted on Doomsday, becoming a villain of the Green Lantern Corps are more than enough to prove that he belongs to the list.
Not your average big strong guy. Despite his looks Bane is one of the smartest non super powered beings in the DCU. Bane, born and raised in a prison, he realized that courage, dedication, and strengthening of both mind and body were his only ways to survive. During his time in prison he wanted to destroy the Gotham myth called Batman. His prison put him into an experiment to create a super powered soldier with a steroid like drug known as Venom. With Venom and his intelligence Bane was the first person to break the Batman both physically and mentally by breaking his back. Later working without the Venom drug Bane had his own adventures and was part or the team called the Secret Six. Has appeared in DCAU and in the live action movies. Also is going to appear in the upcoming movie The Dark Knight Rises.
Captain Cold, the villain with the parka and cold gun. The leader of the Rogues. The villain of the first and the second Flash since the 50's. Using his own intelligent he learned that absolute zero temperatures would stop the Flash. With the rest of the Rogues he's done such devious deeds as killing the fourth Flash, Bart Allen. Has appeared in the DCAU.
Green Goblin is another archnemesis to a very popular hero in the Marvel Universe, Spider-man. At first Norman Osborne was not pure evil but, when he took the Green Gobin serum he became crazy and would do anything to kill Spider-man. He had caused a lot of trouble for Spider-man over the years. One of the biggest acts he did to Spider-man was killing one of his loves , Gwen Stacey. Spider-man still ponders on the thought of how he could not save Gwen Stacey and how the Green Goblin killed her. Green Goblin was also responsible for the Clone Sega which has given many hardships to Peter Parker. I guess really the Green Goblin is responsible for the old Peter Parker luck.
Dr. Doom is an archnemesis to one of the greatest teams in the Marvel universe, Fantastic Four. He was put in the same situation as the other Fantastic Four members but did not end being a hero like Human Torch, Invisible Woman, The Thing, and Mr. Fantastic. He is a very powerful man with his powers, magic, and being a super genius. One thing that makes him have a vendetta towards the Fantastic Four is because even before the accident where they all got their powers Victor Von Doom and Reech Richards were always in competition with each other. They tried to beat each other in the science field, tried to win the love of the same girl, and just a competition to see who was the better man.
Magneto is a former archnemesis to the X-men. He has a power of controling magnetic fields. Magneto had always wanted the better good for mutants and would do anything for mutant kind even if that meant doing evil deeds. He was always a very tricky person and always had his own motives. As years past he learned to work with the X-men even though it always seems like he has his own motives in situations, but he tries to be a better person to help mutants.
General Thunderbolt Ross is an villain towards the Incredible Hulk. General Ross was part of the Gamma Ray project in where the Hulk was created and ever since he saw the Hulk he wanted to hunt him down. He was Bruce Banners father in law because Bruce was married to his daughter Betty Ross. So, it was kind of a difficult relationship. General Thunderbolt Ross had been hunting down for the Incredible Hulk for years and when he finally found out Bruce was the Incredible Hulk General Ross became his own worst enemy, a HULK. He became the Red Hulk.
. Venom is one of Spider-man's villains. Venom is an alien symboite that has to have a human host and the most popular human host for Venom was Eddie Brock. One thing that the symboite does is heal the host from disease and that is exactly what happen with Eddie and that is why he became the Venom. Venom is always trying to kill Spider-man because Eddie was never so crazy about him even when he was not Venom. He was a very violent villain for Spider-man and very monsterous. Right now Eddie Brock is not the current Venom and he has been trying his best to redeem himself as Anti Venom.
Dr. Octopus is a well know villain for Spider-man. A first he was just a normal scientist until he made an invention of his bionical arms and the arms started to control him and ever since than he has been a major villain for Spider-man. Dr. Octopus's arms are not the only thing that Spider-man has to deal with when he is fighting him but Spider-man also has to deal with how Dr. Octupus can be very smart in tough situations. He comes up with very thought up plans and even created the Sinister Six.
Normie Osborn is from the MC2 universe. He is a main villain to Spider-girl in the beginning of her career. The reason he became a villain is because he felt like he had a legacy to stop the spider and goblin war that started many years ago with Spider-man and the original Green Goblin. Normie ends up kidnapping Spider-girl to try and kill her ,but Normie and spider-girl end up talking things out and are able to get Normie to stop being the Green Goblin. In the end they break the Spider and Goblin war and become very close friends.
Lizard is another well known Spider-man villain. Before Lizard was a villain he was a famous scientist named Curt Conner. Curt Conner had gotten into an accident so he had to cut off his arm and ampitate it but Curt would not take to that so he tried to come up with experiments to regrow his arm. As an experiment went wrong he had become the Lizard. Even though there is a good person inside the Lizard, Curt Conner, when Spide-man fights the Lizard we can see that the monster inside Curt always has power to take over. Curt Conner is his own worst enemy.
Arch enemy to Spawn, The Violator has been murdering people and fighting Spawns for centuries. Not only that, but he possessed another one of Al Simmons enemies and used him to nearly beat Al to death!
Its the zombie apocalypse, and all you want is some nice safe shelter. You come upon a town called Woodbury, but instead of getting some shelter and food, you are forced to fight for your life against zombies for The Governor's own sick pleasure. He is the main villain other than the zombies, and has proven this by killing several main characters, even raping one. In the last couple of pages he is in, The Governor manages to kill main character Rick Grime's wife AND newborn baby.
Savage Dragon's arch-enemy. Overlord basically owned all of Chicago thanks to his vicious gang The Vicious Circle. Even though Savage Dragon eventually killed Overlord, it doesn't mean he lost easy. In their first encounter for example, Overlord bet down Dragon severally.Oh and in classic villain style, anyone who failed Overlord would be punished. And in Overlord's case, he would punish you, by incinerating you!
Like the Joker, Shredder started off as a one-time villain, but was seen with a lot of potential, hence why he has returned so many times. Also like the Joker,Shredder went from being dark and ruthless, to corny, and then back to being dark and ruthless. The Shredder was the most wanted person in the galaxy at one point. He is also one of the most recognizable villains in comic history, even though he was only created some 25 years ago. Even though Shredder died in his first appearance, his legacy lived on. He has since became things like three clones, a robot, a demon, a mutant shark, and more. Now how many villains can honestly claim that they've been a demon from hell and a mutant shark? Not much, not much.
Helspont is a huge villain in not only the WILDcats comics, but the entire Wildstorm universe. Helspont was just a dangerous villain that there had to be not one, not two, not even five, but SEVEN teams created after he attacked. Helspont is also notable for the fact that he has had plans to take over the world a lot! One time he even teamed up with Dr. Doom and the skrulls! (more to come)
He is the archenemy of Aquaman. Black Manta may seem pretty lame because of that, but he did something that at the time not even someone as crazy as The Joker did. Black Manta captured Aquaman's son Arthur Jr. and made Aquaman and Aqualad fight to the death, if they didn't... all the while Arthur Jr.'s oxygen was getting cut off!!! In the end, Black Manta killed Aquaman's baby son, sending Aquaman into a deep depression and making his wife Mera go insane. Joker may have killed the boy wonder, but Black Manta killed Aquaman's baby son and cut off Aquaman's arm. Now that is what I call a villain.
Red Skull is the ultimate Nazi in comic books. Yes, I'm saying that he is an even better villain than Hitler in some aspects. He has been ruining the lives of thousands ever since the 40. He started as a basic Nazi but was soon promoted to higher statues due to his sick twisted personality that even had Hitler afraid of him.Not only this, but ed Skull seems to never die. If you think you've killed him, you're wrong. He will most likely just come back in a new body and go back to killing. Even when he was "dead" his massive army were still powerful enough to be a constant threat to Captain America and the rest of the MU. One last fact for everyone, Red Skull was the first Marvel super-villain.... or at least the first to become a major threat.
The one villain that even Wolverine fears sometimes, Sabretooth is pure evil to the core. He has been fighting Wolverine and generally ruining his life for years, maybe even centuries. What started out as a simple Iron Fist villain turned into one of the most cruel sadistic villains out there. For years Wolverine feared his own birthday since every year Sabretooth would kill or do something else horrible to one of Wolverine's loved ones.
When it comes to Star Wars, there is roughly three characters that just about everyone recognizes. One of those is Boba Fett. Why one may ask, well... He is often referred to as the best bounty hunter in the galaxy, and it shows. He is one of the few villains in the Star Wars universe that Han Solo is actually afraid of. Not only that, but Boba Fett has managed to kill jedis, mobsters, and many more heroes/villains. Boba is so badass that he doesn't get scared when around Darth Vader, he doesn't go down easily to Luke Skywalker, and Boba first appeared in the Star Wars Holiday Special, yet still is a fan favorite. That deserves some dedication alone.
Darth Vader is the most recognizable (and the most parodied) villain in the Star Wars universe and for good reason. He started out as a padawan to Obi-Wan Kenobi and soon became one of the strongest Jedi ever. He went on to win many battles with Kenobi until Chancellor Palpatine (AKA Darth Sidius) corrupted his young mind into the tortured villain we know and love today. Vader has done many horrible things in his day, from blowing up an entire planet, to force choking imperial officers, but what makes him a truly amazing villain is that he was able to have on last good moment before he died, by saving his son and killing Darth Sidious.
Over the last 32 years, thousands of people who enjoyed the Alien movies and comics always knew one thing, if you see an alien; RUN! Of course, an even more important rule is that if you seen an alien queen coming for you, then you freakin' dead. But one thing that many people overlook is that if you see a Queen Mother, then Earth is screwed. For those of you who don't know, the Queen Mother is the supreme ruler of the Xenomorph species, making every other Alien creature its loyal subject. The Queen Mother is the one that gives the directions, so basically everything that happens in the Alien movies you can thank the Queen Mother for. Heck, because of the Queen Mother, the Xenomorphs took over Earth and killed almost all of humanity. That alone is more than just about every evil leader on Earth put together has done!
Now I'm sure there will be some people who say once they see him on here that he isn't a villain. Well those select few are dead wrong. As a matter of fact, The Mask may be one of the most sadistic villains in comic book history. Lets look this over for a second, The Mask was forged by Loki, the god of mischief, or as many Marvel fans know him, evil. Now when you put the mask on all of your wildest fantasies come true, in the case of Stanley Ipkiss and many others, their fantasy was murder. And a lot of it. The Mask has killed hundreds of people, and has been killing since the Ancient days. The Mask mutilates his enemies in ways that were unheard of back in the day, like stuff car parts into people, or shooting people to death with a balloon animal machine gun. If that doesn't make him enough of a villain, then you should learn that The Mask has foguht Judge Dredd, Marshal Law, Batman, Lobo and more. Heck, even The Joker became Big-Head/The Mask for a while.
It is rare for Conan The Barbarian to have an nemesis. Heck, its rare for Conan to even have a villain that has been in more than a one or two comics, yet that is exactly what Thoth-amon does. Thoth cemented himself as Conan's arch enemy thanks to Marvel and Dark Horse. They had him summon monsters that fought Conan various times, and each time one of those monsters Thoth summoned showed up, loads of people were sure to die. Thoth-amon is so bad that he killed multiple priests, and worships Set, one of the first murderers ever. Now he may be portrayed a coward sometimes, but he's a coward that has killed thousands, and laughs at the anguish of Conan and every city he's messed up due to his supreme magical abilities.
Bullseye is one of my all time favorite villains? Why? He is funny, vicious, mysterious, and just plain awesome. His past is shrouded in mystery, but in present Marvel, he is a force to be reckoned with. It was revealed that he knew Deadpool as a kid and that the two were friends, this of course ended with a huge fight between the two. Bullseye has also gone on to wounding Spider-man severely, taking on just about all of Marvel's street level heroes, and of course, ruining Daredevil's life. In one of the most famous comic book ever, Bullseye stabbed and killed the love of Dareddevil's life, Elektra. That wasn't enough though, for Bullseye then went on and killed Daredevil's other love, Karen Page, many years later. This just shows how crazy, sick, and awesome Bullseye really is.
People often look at Two-Face and see him as a one-dimensional villain who uses a coin to decide his fate. They are completely wrong though. Over the last 70 years years, Harvey Dent has become one of the most developed and tragic villains in comic book history. He started out as a smart political figure but turned to evil after being viciously scarred by the mafia. From then on he became Two-Face. One thing that makes Two-Face so great is how he is so unpredictable, one moment he'll be working with Batman, the next he's beating the crap out of Dick Grayson to the point that he almost dies. That is another thing that makes Two-Face such a crucial villain, he was the one that made the three Robins what they are today. If it wasn't for him killing Jason Todd's father, Jason would never become Robin, who eventually became the villain Red Hood. Nightwing underestimated him and got beaten severely. So overall, give a vote for Harvey Dent, or maybe even two.
You know, there are a lot of villains out there who are threatening. A lot who are creepy, but how many require nearly the entire universe just to stop? Well, there are probably more than one, but Anti-Monitor was the best. First off, it took the sacrifices of not one A-lister, but two just to put Anti-Monitor down (Supergirl and Flash) and even then, he came back as a Sinestro Corp leader. After once again, most of Earth's heroes took him down, he once again came back. But this time,Anti-Monitor came back as the power for the Black Lanterns, undead lanterns who killed such heroes as Hawkman, Hawkgirl and tons of Green Lanterns. When it comes to universe busters, Anti-Monitor is the best.
I picked the homelander for what I hope is obvious reasons, where he may not have been around as long as some of the other characters from Dynamite comics, he has sure made an impact. The guy takes messed up to a whole new level, not only has he killed more the a fair share of the Boys loved ones in one way or another, the worst that springs to mind is butchers wife, who he raped and then the Super Baby that was inside her punched his way to freedom. But has also done even sicker things, hence why he is at the top of the list, all this while remaining the "Superman" in the eyes of the people.
Okay take a moment to think about this one, not the terminators but actual Skynet, not only did it cause the destruction of the world in one way or another, its sole purpose after becoming threatened was to wipe us from the face of the world and came very close to doing it on many occasions the biggest issue with Skynet, is it is always one step ahead, you take it down in one base it is already booting up in twenty different places, it is the never ending battle with one thing on its mind to kill everything and anyone. it created almost unstopable killing machines to track us down and if they are hunting you, you have nothing to do but run and pray.
Has faced many foes, Conan and Red Sonja to name two, but the characters time has not all been spent at Dynamite and has had more then enough face time in Marvel as well, Kulan was the apprentice Thoth-Amon's and was banished from Stygia fro practicing magic even they dared not to. His power is known and feared by all earning him the name of the ultimate evil of the Hyborian Age. Very few have dared to stand up to his powers and even when defeated he is never truly gone.
Again a little diffrent then a single villain, the Cyclons are a Cybernetic Lifeform Node, these guys managed to not only pretty much wipe earth out, but now spend their free time hunting down the remaining humans, oh and of course they don't want to stop just there, the universe seems like a nice place to rule, again the embodiment of death and killing, they are deadly to underestimate but have one of the biggest body counts out of almost any villain.
Another villain from the Boys, where he may have only appeared in Five issues before his death, lets take a look at the man before writting him off. John has no powers of his own but takes in Children from bad neighbourhoods, sometimes just taking them off the street and hiding behind his money if the parents ever come looking for them, So he gives the children powers, gives them everything they ever wanted, and then forces himself onto them. Over the years they become use to it, after all you can't report him to the police, he owns the police. But he has miniuplated the children in such away, that when they grow up and become members of his "super hero" (not really super heroes much like Homlander) group the G-men, that they want to protect him, even if that means their own death.
Where Thragg maybe the most powerful Viltrumite, we have not seen him do much, Conquest has prehaps been the most devestating Viltrumite. He is the most sadistic of the empires soliders and is looked upto by all Viltrumites, he choses to draw battles out in order to break the will of those he is fighting rather then simple end it with a simple punch.
one of the most underestimated villains, we never turly got to see what he was capable of until Old Man Logan, tricking Wolverine into killing all the young mutants in Xvaivers. His powers may not be cosmic but the tricks and traps he uses can easily break the strongest of men.
For every hero there is a mirror, a mirror of what he could be if he used his skills or powers for evil...but what if that evil was an exact clone of you. Was able to do everything you could and with the same amount of style and awesomeness that made you what you are. Evil Ash gets my vote for being the prefect flip of an evil coin.
Leader Cenobite, master torturer and explorer of pain who has spent decades teaching people the meaning of the word suffering, with the hands on touch.
To be truely evil is is better to start off good and decided taht being evil is better? or just being evil from the start. Once a good hero now a bad, bad man
Mortal enemy of Captain Valor and genocidal destroyer of countless lives
Leader on the Splint second men, the main enemies of the Traveler. He caused the accident that gave them all powers by unstabliing an experient causing the detah of the main heroes girlfriend and seevrl other employees of Martin-Colding Labs
Cthulhu is the most recognizable of H.P Lovecraft's Elder Gods, and the titular figure in several Boom titles, such as 'Fall of Cthulhu'. An entity from beyond time and space, Cthulhu began the trend of malevolent entities that could not be stopped by the schemings of mere mortals. Cthulhu continues to take over the hearts and souls of humanity with countless board games, figurines, and homage tales.
the twisted and evil leader of hells army who has spent eternity warping and moulding his legion of hellspawn for his holy war
he has had an effect on pretty much every x-character and set about the motions of the infamous mutant massacre.
awesomely powerful , crazy and has the hatred to travel the mulitiverse killing as many of his arch nemesis Captain Britain's he can.
The Brain Emperor provides a villain who is vile and evil, he has no reason for what he does, or at least one that is justifiable. He wants to conquer the world, he's ugly, he totally unrelabtable and that's what gives you a villain that you just love to see get completely ass kicked when the heroes save the day, which is why reading Brain Emperor is enjoyable.
Applejack is a truly disgusting character who emits a horrible aura to the reader because his sick mind has him chasing women for simply the pleasure of killing them, all done in a manner like Jack the Ripper. This disgust and hate that he gives the reader for what he does in a sick manner, is what makes him interesting to read, because he represents the lowest of the low which humans can possibly reach.
Spider Spy is a villain whose biggest interest is in the fact that he provides a very interesting parallel to his primary arch-enemy, the Fly and Flygirl, due to the he represents someone that is genetically superior to him and allows the protagonists to prove the fact that even inferior people can win against those superior to them.
Lxo III is an evil Martian that wants to steal the powers of the Fly but didn't manage to, however his persistence to remain fully against the Fly despite not being able to conduct his research remains an interesting read.
Maxx 13 is a project and thus the character known as "Maxx 13" is an interesting read reminiscent of what characters like Wolverine could perhaps have been like, if their history hadn't quite played out as it did.
Doomsday is a famous behemoth, he is capable of doing nearly anything and is famous for killing perhaps the most famous comicbook character of all Superman. In doing this Doomsday destroyed the ideal that is Superman, which has now been spread world wide and by doing this he has shown his tremendous power and evil, making him a character that constantly challenges Superman, physically and psychologically.
Galactus is perhaps the biggest threat that the Marvel Superheroes of earth face with frequency, Galactus is a being of cosmic level proportions being nearly omnipotent and having the ability to give others abilities that can level planets. He lives by feeding on planets and has proved time and time again that he is powerful than nearly all who seek to oppose him, which is why it is enjoyable to read him and see how he is beaten, or even if he is.
The Claw is a monster with miraculous powers who has the potential to dominate the entire world which shows us how he is such a big threat, being described at times as having been the "worst" superhero within his specific universe. The abomination that is The Claw is capable of abnormal things and has been shown to eat superheroes such as the Death-Defying Daredevil to terminate them.
Yes one of the most common SCI-Fi characters but also one of the most brutal and vicious: starting off as a creation gone wrong with a very clouded "mind" he believes what he is doing is all for the best even if it means taking over Cybertron or ressurecting Unicron to take over the universe.
Yes one of the most common SCI-Fi characters but also one of the most brutal and vicious: starting off as a creation gone wrong with a very clouded "mind" he believes what he is doing is all for the best even if it means taking over Cybertron or ressurecting Unicron to take over the universe.
That is right one of Megatron's most prized Decepticons, he only beleives in logic and logic only. He created Sunstorm a very brutal Decepticon who many have compared to a "walking sun" and only wants to be on the winning side.
A very skilled assassin who is brave enough to go head-to-head- with Snake Eyes and very clever.
He is the God of Chaos and litteraly the true face of evil, he is the toughest foe the Transformers have EVER encountered. He keeps the balance of evil in the Universe.
Mr. Freeze is unlike many Batman villains. A lot of Batman villain follow the pattern of having psychological problems that turn their crimes into illogical and irrational ones. While Victor Fries does indeed have psychological problems, most of his crimes are [excuse the pun] 'cold' and calculated, allowing for a greater objective. What is most impressive about the character however, is that the character restored to crime for the purpose of healing and restoring his wife's health, as the latter suffers classically, from a terminal illness.
Scarecrow is an interesting character. By himself, he doesn't exude much interest, but when he is confronted by Batman, his character shows various layers of depth. Batman, is a character who traditionally overcomes his fears by maturing after the death of his parents. Scarecrow however, can successfully change this by bringing fear into the life of Batman, especially by messing with the memories of his parents and making him relive some of his most traumatic memories. Thus Scarecrow provides a psychological challenge to Batman, who has to use his powerful and resolute will to overcome the challenges that the former poses to him.
Yes the Red Hood, the second Robin, though many might disagree he is a villain indeed, after being beaten to death by the Joker (the first red Hood) he was ressurected for reasons he may not ever know. Brutally beat Tim drake (twice) and going head-to-head with Nightwing, and even doning the Batman suit and going on a killing spree. He has obviously got some guts.
Like all of the best hero-villain relationships, Constantine and Nergal have a personal connection. When John was gravely injured on a hospital bed, it was Nergal who "saved" him by polluting his blood with his own demonic taint. Nergal was also the demon behind the Newcastle incident, when John's attempt at destroying a monster conjured by a little girl went horribly wrong, resulting in multiple civilian deaths and a complete nervous breakdown.
A mad scientist who created the monstrous sub-species of inhuman freaks known as the Un-Men, Arcane is a villain with a hatred of Swamp Thing that bordered on obsession. He used to be a Nazi, which grants him instant villainhood. He turned his own brother, Gregori, into the beast known as the Patchwork Man. After being critically injured when he was thrown out of a window, he was forced to house his consciousness in the body of one of the deformed freaks that he had created.
The Saint of Killers was once a unnamed gunslinger in the Wild West who wandered the land slaying bandits and criminals by the dozen. He settled down with a woman who loved him, and became a father. All seemed well until the day he accidentally took an innocent life, damning his soul forever. The Angel of Death forged a pair of guns for him and made him the Deathbringer, the patron saint of slaughter and assassination.
Regardless of where you live, the Smiler is the kind of politician that makes you feel grateful for the leadership you have. A psychopath with a dangerous power addiction, Callahan masks his hatred of the "little people" under a veneer of sincerity and a photogenic smile that's always ready for the cameras. He had his own wife and children killed in a staged accident just to bag the sympathy vote. There's nothing more terrifying than a madman who becomes the most powerful man on the planet.
Like the other members of the Endless, Desire is neither a god nor a mortal being, but the abstract personification of love, lust, greed, and longing, as well as all the other things that are defined by desire, such as hate, apathy and disdain. Desire is the only member of the Endless who is both male and female, as he/she has never been content with only one gender, or indeed only one of anything. His/her personality is evident in his/her name, for what is desire if not cruel and treacherous?
God of Evil and ruler of the hellish planet Apokolips, the son of Heggra was marked by darkness from his birth. Having murdered his own brother in cold blood, he seized control of the dreaded Omega Force and became the unopposed leader of his world. His appetite for conquering and enslaving worlds cannot be sated, and from his inception he has been one of the deadliest foes of the Justice League and the New Gods.
"I look on existence and I see chaos. I abhor chaos. I would have order. Ordering the chaos requires a single mind, a single will. Mine."
Arguably the most famous female villain in comic book history, Catwoman is one of Batman's oldest and most well known rogues. In a town like Gotham, a jewel thief is practically a pillar of the community - but then Catwoman's never had much time for malevolence. She never picks a side, thriving in the grey area. However, she's helped the Batclan out on various occasions, and is Batman's most famous love interest.
"Like the view? It's about the only thing you're going to catch tonight."
With the help of the mystical Lazarus Pits, Ra's al Ghul has spent over six centuries building a global criminal empire like no other. He is one of the few Batman villains to have figured out the Dark Knight's true identity, and his intellect and vast resources make him a titanic force for evil. Dedicated to the purification of the Earth and the human race, his League of Assassins has clashed with the Batclan time and time again.
"The advantage is mine. I have eternity, and Batman must win every single time. While I need win but once."
Mean Machine has the unique ability to decide how evil he wants to be by turning a dial on his head. A foe of Judge Dredd, he is a true agent of chaos in a completely law-based society. In classic 2000 AD style, Mean Machine has the capability of being a humorous foe while simultaneously participating in serious story arcs.
Judge Death is Judge Dredd's archfoe…a spirit who cannot be destroyed nor held captive for any length of time, and who leaves chaos in his wake. Judge Death's motto is 'Since all crime is committed by the living, life itself must be a crime'. This twisted sense of justice leads him on genocidal murder sprees. The perversion of law, and the sheer sickness Judge Death embodies makes him a classic villain.
Chief Judge Cal is the modern/2000 AD counterpart to the mad Roman emperor Caligula. Judge Cal turned Mega-City 1 upside-down, letting insanity run wild. Judge Dredd had to go against his own devotion to the Law to stop this madman. Judge Cal is a fascinating twist on history, and created one of the most enjoyable stories in Rebellion.
Lobster Random is a surgical fusion of man…and mechanical lobster. A soldier who found his true calling was torture, Lobster Random was a unique type of mercenary. Lobster Random is a type of super-soldier almost never seen in comics, and yet who fits perfectly with the gritty medium of Rebellion publishing.
Button Man is a killer who works for a Gladatorial-type game of 'capture the flag'. The goal is to kill one's opponent, or take one of their fingers. However, he goes rogue. Unlike the classic hitman, Button Man must learn the difference between killing for sport, and for other reasons.
The information broker for the criminal underworld of the DCU, the Calculator allows villains to keep tabs on the heroes, or communicate amongst themselves. This is almost completely unique in comics, as information/communication is usually restricted to heroes. Calculator is able to pull all the strings digitally, fighting with technological skills and brainpower rather than his fists.
The White Violin is an example of a prodigal family member forced into her circumstances by those she loved. Never fully evil, the White Violin nonetheless almost destroyed Earth. She is a force to be reckoned with, extreme power and emotional instability combined into a killing machine.
Grant Morrison's character in the Vertigo universe, he controls everything that happens. He sees and knows everything happening, and can reveal portions of his knowledge to the characters he helped create. The Writer revels in causing characters pain (for the sake of plot of course), and was eventually put onto the Suicide Squad. Here he fought in a unique method, by typing out all the actions surrounding him.
One of only two Harbingers to possess the Omega Power, putting him in charge of a wide range of psionic abilities ranging from telepathy and mind control to telekinetic locomotion. He is the very epitome of the argument in saying that 'we had to destroy the village to save it' due to his willingness to use the Harbinger Foundation to round up other Harbingers and enslave humanity. Convinced he is humanity's savior and not its conqueror. I would consider him Valiant's version of Magneto
Arguably the most powerful supervillain of the Valiant Universe. An obsessive black magician who contains powers of necromancy and long life and uses levitation at will and contains a fair amount of personal wealth. Darque is an arch-villain specifically to Shadowman and Dr. Mirage but has been a thorn in the side of every great superhero of the Valiant U. Manipulated dark cells to even create the likes of great supervillains like Doctor Eclipse. I would consider him Valiant's version of Dormammu
A human by the name of Erica Pierce who had been exposed to the same energies that changed Phil Seleski into Solar, Man of the Atom. With her newfound powers of near infinite reach, combined with her depressive insanity, she attempted to try and right the wrongs of the timeline which culminated in the crisis known as the Unity by trying to reform reality and the time-stream itself according to her wishes. I would consider her Valiant's version of the Anti-Monitor.
An Earthling by the name of General Cheng endowed with the ability to reincarnate throughout the sands of time. In addition to his obvious immortality he also possesses super-strength and quick regenerative powers and due to his longevity has attained a plethora of warrior skills and capabilities. He is a master strategist and a bane to the superhero Eternal Warrior, having first encountered him two hundred years before the Birth of Christ. I would consider him to be Valiant's version of Vandal Savage.
A foe of Solar, Man of the Atom who's name is Fred Bender. Essentially Bender was endowed with the energies of the Dark Power by Master Darque and became in effect an evil version of Solar with great powers, including shape shifting, immortality, reality manipulation, soul absorption and teleportation. Consumed with hatred for for Phil Seleski, Eclipse has proven to be a forced to be reckoned with inside of the Valiant Universe. I would consider him to be Valiant's version of a dark Dr. Manhattan or perhaps even Monarch.
Come on, who can not love a former leader of COBRA from time to time? His knowledge of weapons is almost unparalleled in the comic world with his head of the M.A.R.S. Organization and his leadership is unquestionable with his control of the Iron Grenadiers. Being one of Cobra's most successful terrorists, he has shown great strategy and skill when in the field and has shown to be quite the captain of industry.
How can one not love a villain who is able to absorb all forms of energy? He's swallowed up planets, absorbed galaxies, has speed and strength to rival even Superman's, and has held the JLA at bay a time or two. His very namesake of Luciphage shows that he is a power to be reckoned with and deserves to be among the top 100.
Now now, who can not think that Cletus Kasady should be part of this list? With the power of a stronger symbiote than even Venom's suit, Kasady has superstrength, speed, stamina and super regenerative healing on his side. Holding New York City in mortal terror during such gruesome events as Maximum Carnage and Web of Carnage, Kasady has been a constant thorn in the side of superhero and civilian.
Mr Hyde is half the package to the Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde set. Despite also 'being' Dr. Jekyll, the Hyde manifestation is positively, and grotesquely evil. Though partly reforming, this was purely for selfish reasons, i.e. not being captured. He was first tracked down by the League of Extraordinary Gentlemen because of his serial killings amongst young women in France. If this wasn't bad enough, even whilst being good he continued to savagely rip apart men and even devour them, showing no remorse whatsoever
The Napoleon of Crime is also another well known villain of the League of Extraordinary Men. After becoming the crime boos of London, he set out to kill his archnemesis Sherlock Holmes, the greatest detective known. However, this was not nearly the most 'evil' deed he committed. Moriarty attempted to scam the League, and claim a special Machine. With this, we would try to BLOW UP London in its entirety, killing thousands!
Hamilton J. Thorndyke or 'Ham' for short is a mystical man born in 379 A.D. After being given up on, he was taken on by a passing druid. Eventually, he would grow into a man of both ruthless intelligence and behaviour. In 412 A.D. he became a weather wizard. However, the only way he could seemingly power his spells is to use blood sacrifices. Because of this, he began killing children and other people, driving the townsfolk mad, and henceforth making them attempt a coup. Though he somewhat reformed, he hasn't changed in too many ways, and still strives to get what he wants.
Holocaust a short stint as a hero Holocaust preferred the life as a villain. Creating his own gang of villains he has been a nemesis of of Static. A true Ganger.
The Painted Doll can be seen as Moore paying homage to his character V from V for Vendetta. The spirit of the character is of a masked terrorist who can be anyone and is almost infinite in ability to return since it is an “idea” rather than man. The Painted Doll is different from V because V was a gray-area anti-hero from the beginning to the end. The Painted Doll started off as a villain to the Five Swell Guys, where we find out "He" kept on returning because "they" were sentient androids programmed to target and kill a certain member of the Five Swell Guys. The allegory to V works again because of the political nature of Terrorism. Terror to one set of people is a hero to another. The Painted Doll becoming a member of “Five Swell Guys” would change his "terrorist" view to most people, yet he started off the series as a murderer. Our perception of him can change like programming in a computer, this is another character Moore uses to show us “control” and that not everything is as it is seen on surface level.
Posison Ivy, one of the infamous Batman Rogues sure is one fascinating lady. Loving plants and being partly imbued with them, Poison Ivy uses her plants as weapons against Batman and any other heroes. Such feats include mind-controlling Superman during the Hush story, leading Clark to try and dispatch of Batman. However, she mainly sticks to toying with Batman, and like Clark, has been able to seduce Bruce, opting him to do her bidding. Though Ivy may seem underrated, she is cunning, salcious and beautiful, in both mind and body.
Ultron was originally created by Doctor Hank Pym. His original purpose was to be an aid to Dr. Pym, but soon, this robot wanted more. With his high intelligence, it went rogue, and soon began to build itself up. Made of vibranium, the new Ultron was versed in many things, and with its cunning intellect, was able to create and employ many ingenious plans to sabotage and hopefully KILL the Avengers, and his father, Dr Pym. Ultron also managed to align himself with a variety of other villains, masterminding several plots.
Loki gets #1 for causing legendary Mischief in the Marvel universe and the other universe he's walked into. He caused the first ensembly of the Avengers and he's arch-nemesis of one of the strongest heroes of the marvel universe: Thor. Like most good villains he also has a personal relationship with his enemy, he is an adopted brother of Thor.
An Immortal Alien Energy Vampire stricken with Cancer during an Atomic Explosion, Rune must Feed on Super-Humans to sustain himself while looking for a cure using his future-scrying rune-stones. He has wielded the Infinity Gauntlet and battled Thor, The Silver Surfer, Conan, Venom, and the Ultraverse's Top Heroes and Villains. In 2009 Jim Starlin wanted to revive Rune in Marvel Continuity in Thanos Quest, However due to a stipulation in the contract with the Original Ultraverse creators they would have to be payed Royalties if the Characters are used (In this case BWS) so the Art was re-drawn and Rune was not used. The Ultraverse issues of Rune by BWS are all Epic.
An ancient God returned to life by the sacrifice of Pandora, Argus battles Rune, Thor(616),etc. during the Ultraverse concluding "Godwheel" Arc.
Rune aside the coolest Villain in the Malibu Universe, He had a very original origin and played a Major role in the God-wheel story-arc as well.
This hugely popular Marvel Villain was the lead character for most of Volume 2 of the Ultraverse's Exiles.
Though de-powered a bit, It was nice to see him lead a team as a hero. Marvel would go on to publish a more well known third and fourth Volume.
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