What are the best Marvel movie villains?

A classic Marvel Cinematic Universe movie isn't complete without a strong superhero and villain feud! Join Ivan Argüello in finding out who are the most powerful and best MCU villains! Whether you secretly love or despise them, you'll find strong Marvel villains here.

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    Thanos is a supervillain in the Marvel Universe. He came from the planet of Titan and his abilities range from psychokinesis to superhuman strength. He has battled with many heroes including the Avengers and the Guardians of the Galaxy.

    • Nancy MorganWritten on May 18, 2018
      "Thanos is a big gun in the Marvel universe! You can't even begin to scratch the surface of his cosmic power. He's such a fun villain to watch, weather you hate him or love him. "
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    Loki is a character from the Marvel Comics. He is the Asgardian god of mischief and is based on the Norse deity of the same name. He is the adopted brother of Thor. Tom Hiddleston plays the character of Loki in Marvel's Cinematic Universe.

    • Keith PetersonWritten on May 19, 2018
      "So I wanted to know what the best Marvel movie villains were because my son loves Marvel villains. So basically I looked up who they were, I found out Loki so I could buy him a Loki shirt."
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    Red Skull

    Red Skull is also known by his real name Johann Schmidt is the former head of HYDRA. Red Skull appeared in the Captain America and The Avengers in the MCU and he is portrayed by Hugo Weaving and Ross Marquand.

    • Christian MartinWritten on August 20, 2019
      "Red Skull is the evilest MCU villain on this list. PERIOD! Rewatch all the movies and hate him with me!"


Did you know that Thanos only wanted to wipe out half of the universe just to impress Death? Well, in the comics, at least. If you've already seen Avengers: Infinity War, you might be surprised at how the Marvel movie villain's motivation has taken a somewhat altruistic turn. Yes, although the movie is loosely based on the classic Marvel comic The Infinity Gauntlet, his love story with the iconic villain Death was not imported into the big screens. Instead, his mission redirected into doing a 'merciful deed.' From getting on his lover's good side to trying to put a stop to overpopulation, Thanos' intentions have undergone drastic changes. The question of whether he is doing the universe a favor or not in the movie is a completely different topic.

So, who is Death anyway? In the comics, Death, also known as Mistress Death and Lady Death, is a cosmic entity. Debuting in Captain Marvel #26, her character embodies the concept of death. She is often depicted as a skeleton clad in either a black or purple robe. She has nigh-infinite power and knowledge, making her one of the most powerful Marvel villains. She is a woman of few words, speaking only when necessary. In the Captain Marvel comic book series, Thanos leaves no stone unturned to prove his love for Death by destroying all entities. He gets a hand on the Cosmic Cube, but Death leaves him when Captain Marvel, Drax the Destroyer, and the Avengers defeats him. In two Marvel Annuals, Thanos is once again seen trying to win Death but is killed in a final battle with Avengers, Captain Marvel, and Adam Warlock. There are many more versions of Thanos' love story, but that is for another discussion.

  1. #4

    Erik Killmonger

    Erik Killmonger is played by Michael B. Jordan in the Black Panther movie. Black Panther has received numerous awards and nominations. Stream Black Panther to see Michael B. Jordan and the rest of the Black Panther cast in action.

    • Andrew OrtizWritten on May 12, 2018
      "I was just recently introduced to Black Panther when the film came out earlier in the year. I'm not big into Marvel and comics, but on the recommendation of a friend I checked it out. It was fantastic and the villian Erik Killmonger was one of those villians you love to root against. "
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    Vulture or Adrian Toomes is a villain who first appeared in the Marvel Cinematic Universe on the movie Spider-Man: Homecoming. He was the former owner of Toomes Salvage Company. Vulture is portrayed by the actor Michael Keaton.

    • Zhang YanWritten on August 20, 2019
      "Vulture is one of the more interesting Marvel villains I've had the pleasure of watching. It's all because of Michael Keaton's remarkable acting and when his scenes are playing on homecoming you can't help but get nervous!"
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    Hela Odinsdottir belonged to the Asgardian Royal family and is also known as the Goddess of Death. She is the elder sister of Thor and Loki and in the Marvel Cinematic Universe films, her character is played by Cate Blanchett.

    • Adam BoydWritten on August 20, 2019
      "Out of all the MCU villains on this list, Hela is the only one I really like. I mean she's a despicable deity however Cate gives her so much depth and like I know this is sick and twisted but I was kinda rooting for her throughout Thor Ragnarok lol"
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    Iron Monger

    Before he became Iron Monger, Obadiah Stane used to be the business partner of Tony Stark and family friends with Stark's father, Howard. Iron Monger appears on the Marvel Cinematic Universe Iron Man movies and is played by Jeff Bridges.

    • Bobby MitchellWritten on August 20, 2019
      "I lowkey forgot who Iron Monger is??? despite watching all the iron man films??? lmao anyway i rewatched and he is quite ruthless if you ask me, but not memorable for me."
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    Mysterio is the name of several fictional villains appearing in a comic book published by Marvel Comics. The most high-profile incarnation of Mysterio is Quentin Beck, although several other characters have since used the Mysterio alias.

    • Evelyn EstradaWritten on August 20, 2019
      "Mysterio is THE MAN! Fairly new compared to other mcu villains but he is already the best for me because he managed to fool a lot of people. Not to say that I hated him because he played with poor Peter!!"

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