Top 10 Most Dangerous Comic Book Villains Of All Time

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The villains in comic books have always been as powerful as the heroes in the stories they appear in. It’s not easy to like or comprehend them because of their actions and roles. As a result, they do an excellent job of highlighting the best in our favorite superheroes.

There would be no one for our heroes to defeat, no chaos to calm, and no dangerous situations for them to save people if these supervillains didn’t exist. Heroism is defined by the scope and magnitude of their achievements, whereas villainy is determined by the ferocity and disorder characterizing their deeds.

Here Are The Top 10 Most Dangerous Comic Book Villains:

Bangkok,THAILAND - May 09, 2014 : The Joker figure model head shot. The Joker is a supervillain and the archenemy of Batman.
Bangkok,THAILAND – May 09, 2014 : The Joker figure model head shot. The Joker is a supervillain and the archenemy of Batman. Source: Depositphotos

1. The Joker

The Joker was invented by Jerry Robinson, Bob Kane, and Bill Finger for DC Comics. After quitting his work to pursue a career in standup comedy, an anonymous Engineer goes by the moniker “The Joker.” This young man joined an armed robbery gang to help support his pregnant wife and themselves.

Before the robbery, he learned that his wife and unborn child had died. The gang’s commander refused to let him go. As a result of their miscalculations, his accomplices were killed. He jumped into the chemical waste drainage system as he tried to flee. His skin had been bleached to chalk white, his hair was colored green, and his lips had turned crimson when he emerged through the other end.

This young man became insane due to the physical changes to his body and the subsequent death of his wife and their newborn kid. As a result, the Joker was born: The Joker considers tormenting the caped crusader a sacred obligation because he regards the Dark Knight as a worthy opponent and a reason for his existence. Believing that anyone’s sanity may be lost in the face of a particularly awful day, the Joker sets out to do just that for Batman. In Batman, he made his debut in April 1940. If you would like to know more about Joker and his secret identity, check out ExpressVPN’s infographic on Batman’s villains.

2. Magneto

Magneto was invented by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby for the Marvel Cinematic Universe. In September 1963, he debuted his comic book in The X-Men. His given name was Max Eisenhardt when he was younger. Magneto was raised in a war-torn world where he witnessed the executions of his parents and older sister and endured a difficult upbringing. Up until an attack by the neighbors, Max had been a dynamic young man who supported his wife and daughter. His daughter was inside when his house was set on fire that night. The arsonists who had destroyed his home were killed by Magneto, who also killed his daughter.

Erik Magnus Lehnsherr became Magneto over a while. Charles Xavier, the boy he’d later meet, was one of those people. Eventually, the two men became friends and fought for the same goal. Xavier began to question some of Erik’s beliefs, particularly his belief in the superiority of mutants. A future in which humans and mutants coexist peacefully is what Xavier wants, but he is opposed by Erik, who would rather see humanity worship mutants. The X-Men and Magneto’s league of supervillains have a long-standing feud because of this.

3. Thanos

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Osaka,Japan – Aug 25, 2020 : Thanos full armor. Source: Depositphotos

For the Marvel Multiverse, Jim Starlin designed Thanos. Mentor and Sui-San, two powerful Eternals, gave birth to Thanos of Titan in February 1973 in The Invincible Iron Man (no.55). His birth made him much more powerful than any other Titan, and many dreaded him even as a child. Thanos’s bond with Mistress Death precipitated exile from his homeworld. 

Thanos attacked the Titans in retribution, but he only managed to kill his mother in the process. Thanos collected all the infinity gems (time, soul, space, power, reality, and mind) in a Gauntlet to impress the Mistress Death. Thanos was able to impress Death by wiping out half of the world’s population.

4. Lex Luthor

Lex Luthor was devised by Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster for the DC Comics universe. A well-off philanthropist, Lex Luthor’s father, is Lionel Luthor. Lex grew up in Smallville with Clark Kent and went to the same high school, and Lex became fixated with the Man of Steel. What began as a sense of vigilance quickly transformed into deep-seated jealousy and ultimately a deep-seated loathing for all things extraterrestrial. 

When Lex was given access to his father’s money, he became a wicked genius. He turned to become a foe of Superman’s and caused him a great deal of grief. In Action Comics, Lex made his debut in April 1940. (no 23).

5. The Green Goblin

The Green Goblin was revamped by Stan Lee and Steve Ditko for Marvel Comics, which published it. Before his father lost the family fortune, Norman Osborn was born into a wealthy family. He devolved into a booze-addled alcoholic who was a violent and neglectful parent and spouse. In the wake of a brutal childhood, Norman decided to pursue a life of power and riches. OsCorp was created by Norman and his former teacher, who had previously worked together. He then had him arrested for embezzlement to take complete control of the business. 

Norman began experimenting with some of his partner’s work while in prison, and it erupted in his face. Norman was amazed at how quickly his body recovered and how much brighter he had become. After the Green Goblin assassinated Spiderman’s girlfriend Gwen Stacy, he became Spiderman’s greatest foe, and Goblin hunted Spiderman often on his quest for ultimate power. In July 1964, he debuted in The Amazing Spider-Man, No. 14.

6. Darkseid

For the DC Multiverse, Jack Kirby introduced the supervillain “Darkseid”. Uxas was Darkseid’s first name in his well-known origin story. Having witnessed the death of his father, he was a prince. In retribution for killing his wife, he killed his mother. The desire for power drove him to assassinate his brother, the heir apparent to the throne of Apokolips so that he might rule the kingdom himself. Uxas’ unwillingness to love and his transformation into Darkseid, the malevolent god, were attributed to these two incidents.

Throughout the DC Multiverse, Darkseid was a continual menace to the Justice League and the DC Universe as a whole. In November 1970, Jimmy Olsen made his debut in Superman’s Pal Jimmy Olsen (no 134).

7. Sinestro

In August 1961’s Green Lantern, Sinestro made his debut appearance (no 7, vol 2). He was created and designed by John Broome and Gil Kane for the DC Universe. Before his exile to Qward, Sinestro was the best Green Lantern because of his convictions. Sinestro created the first yellow ring fueled by fear while incarcerated in Qward. 

In addition, he assembled an all-star team of villains. He was ready to go after that. Sinestro was defeated after unleashing his wrath on the Green Lantern Corps and the whole universe. Hal Jordan’s former mentor and mentor, Sinestro, became the ultimate villain.

8. Doctor Doom

Doctor Doom was created by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby for the Marvel Comics universe. During her attempt to summon the spirit of a demon, Victor’s mother died, leaving him orphaned. He later lost his father to the same fate. His father’s best buddy took care of him after he was orphaned. 

As soon as he found his mother’s magic books and relics, Victor set out to free his mother’s soul from the demon’s clutches and succeeded. He became evil because of his desire to reclaim his mother’s soul. Reed Richards – Mr. Fantastic – attended the same high school as Victor, who became a brilliant scientist. 

 

As a result, Reed now had an opponent in Victor. When Victor built the machine to reclaim his mother’s soul from the devil, the calculations were faulty, and the gadget blew up. He was expelled from school due to the explosion that left scars on his face. Doctor Doom was created due to Victor’s studies at the Order of the Monks, where he received his suit of armor. He was the primary nemesis of Mr. Fantastic and his Fantastic Four. Doctor Doom first appeared in The Fantastic Four, No. 5, in July of 1962.

9. Loki

Loki was created for the Marvel Universe by Stan Lee, Larry Lieber, and Jack Kirby. Laufey, the monarch of Jotunheim, is Loki’s father. After Laufey was slain in battle, Odin took him in as his son and raised him. In the shadow of Thor, Loki learned Asgard’s science and magic, which he subsequently exploited to afflict Thor, the Asgardians, and even the entire cosmos. 

Everything that belonged to Thor, including the love and compassion his parents showed him, was what Loki always wished he had. Loki’s enmity towards Thor arose from his childhood jealousy, which he quickly turned into hatred. He initially appeared in the October 1962 issue of Journey into Mastery (no. 85, Journey into Mastery).

10. Reverse-Flash (Eobard Thawne)

Eobard Thawne, like other comic book villains, was not born wicked. He first appeared in The Flash (no 139) in September 1963. He was a world-renowned scientist from the 25th century who contributed to science. Eobard was a massive fan of Barry Allen’s character, the Flash, during his lifetime. Eobard attempted to duplicate Barry’s cosmic treadmill mishap to emulate his hero. Eobard was hurt in the experiment, but it was a success. He squandered all of his money, trying to look like Barry Allen. So, Eobard set out to visit Barry Allen in the past.

 

To his surprise, he discovered that he hadn’t gone back far enough. The Flash had been killed in this alternate timeline. Additionally, he found a newsletter describing how the Flash destroyed Eobard Thawne, a supervillain with the name. Reverse-Flash, Barry Allen’s archenemy, was his destiny. Thawne decided to return in time to kill the Flash after realizing that the Flash had already been killed.

 

However, he was confronted with yet another failure in this endeavor. After killing Barry’s mother, he hoped that her death would derail his plans to become the Flash.’ Eobard Thawne was cut off from the speed force after this event, and he was compelled to live in the current timeline to fulfill his destiny and become the Flash’s deadliest opponent. Eobard Thawne was created by John Broome and Carmine Infantino for the DC Extended Universe.

 

Conclusion: Final Thoughts!

 

The influence of villains determines how fans celebrate a superhero’s victory, even if they aren’t their favorite characters. A fierce nemesis, such as the Joker or Lex Luthor, pushed the superheroes they confronted to new levels, making them even greater.

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