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Top Ten Most Popular Super Villains
Here come the baddies.
In nearly every world there are villains, some are super while some not much so. But they all have a love, destruction and money. And since these are supervillain's alot of the have some sort of theme. As usual the list is not in order from least to best so sit back and enjoy.
#10, Doctor Doom. Victor Von Doom appeared in The Fantastic Four #5 in 1962. With high mastery of both science and sorcery Doom has always been a large threat in the Marvel Universe. His love of dark green and steel has been known throughout the years and he has tussled with The Fantastic Four, The Avengers and others. Doom while human has such a strong reputation of being ruthless and cunning, although he has a bit of an ego. But who wouldn't when they have the power to take over the entire world.
#9, Lex Luthor. Alexander Joseph Luthor appeared in Action Comics #23 in 1940. Standing up against the man of steel requires either to have greater strength or a greater intellect and Lex would like you to believe he has both. Seeing Superman as a menace to earth and believing he will make humans weaker Lex does whatever he can to ensure the man of steel stays down. With a concoction of insane plans and machines Lex has done his greatest. With his War-suit was made to defeat Superman with a arsenal of Kryptonite based weapons and some other goodies. Much like Doom Lex has quite the ego, but I suppose becoming president also allows one to gloat.
#8, Venom. Venom first appeared in The Amazing Spiderman #300 in 1988. Venom or the Venom Symbiote is an alien, a kind of goop monster with a blackish ooze look. Attaching itself to a person it can copy their strengths, even endowing a host with superhuman like abilities. Venom's most known host has been Eddie Brock, a former Journalist who believes Spiderman had wronged him. Spiderman the first host expelled the Symbiote from his body only for it to land on Brock, now Eddie has become Venom, the archenemy of Spiderman and sometimes on and off Hero.
#7, The Joker. The Joker first appeared in a Batman comic book in 1940. The creators intended to kill him off quite early but thankfully they didn't and it gave rise to one of the most fear Super Villains in comic book history. The Joker while human is unhinged, he has a vast array of weapons disguised as party toys. Apparently he also has a fetish for knives. The Joker has done some terrible things in his life. He beat Jason Todd to death with a crowbar, he drugged Superman and made him kill his own wife and child, he even killed millions with a nuke. They say if they want to tell stories to scare other villains they tell Joker stories. While he recently has become more deranged there is no doubt, The Clown Prince of Crime is a legend in the criminal underworld.
#6, Cat-woman. Selina Kyle made her debut in Batman #1 in 1940. As her name implies she kind of has a thing for cats, just as Batman has a craving to be around bats. She is a cat burglar so anything from jewels to statues is up for the taking. A fantastic acrobatic and on and off squeeze of the B-Man, she has a certain no tongue attitude. Meaning you mouth off and she will most likely cut out your tongue. While mainly seen as a villain she does have her moments of heroism.
#5, Magneto. The Master of Magnetism debuted in X-Men #1 in 1963. Magneto is one of the most powerful mutants on the earth and as his name describes he has power of most if not all metal. Guns and bullets have little effect on this man. He has a certain let's say "Problem" with the human race. In the Marvel world mutants are usually seen as freaks of nature and or monsters, due to that many or attacked or wanted gone. Magneto believes Mutants are superior and wishes to eradicate the humans, while he may help once or twice with some problems make no mistake. While Magneto may have a cool helmet he will not think twice about killing us human scum.
#4, Darkseid. The Ruler of Apokolips first made his full debut in Forever People #1 in 1971. One of Superman's most powerful enemies Darkseid has made it his goal to conquer the entire Universe. This guy definitely has an ego since he wants to shape it all in his own image. Darkseid's durability and power basically make him a god, his Omega Beams are stronger then Supermans heat vision and are able to bend and twist to get to their target. As previously said he is the ruler of Apokolips, a fire pit filled world. Wikipedia says that Darkseid was based off of Adolf Hitler, a tyrannical egomaniac, seems legit.
#3, Green Goblin. Norman Osborn debuted in The Amazing Spider-man #14 in 1964 and is most likely Marvel's answer to The Joker. Goblin is the head of a weapon and armor creating company, he had created a serum to enhance the strength and durability of ones elf, however it drove the man mad. Dawning the Green Goblin costume he became one of Spiderman's greatest foes if not the best. He had been involved in the death of Gwen Stacy, Peter's girlfriend and even impregnated another of Spidey's girls. Never trust a goblin.
#2, Sentinel. The mutant eradicating machines know as the Sentinel's debuted in The X-Men #14 in 1965. While primarily used by other villains to get the job done there is no doubt that these robots are a threat. Many are capable of adapting to mutant abilities and are able to then counter them, there have been many different versions but all are still deadly to mutant kind.
#1, Loki. The God of Mischief first appeared in Venus #6 in 1949. Tricks and lies are the main weapons of this trickster, while not as physically powerful as his brother Thor Loki has been shown to be a very big threat in the world. With his mastery over magic he can conjure up armies of enemies, posses beings and create illusions. Loki has been exiled from his home in Asgard numerous times and even was once imprisoned in a tree till someone would shed a tear for him. He usually uses his powers to make others fight for him, he on occasion would increase the powers of some lesser villains to make his brother or The Avengers fight or even have his father punish Thor. Strange enough The God of Evil as he was later called to be has had a long line of crimes in both Earth and his home of Asgard, Loki will do whatever it takes till he is king, or dead, either way.