Marvel Comics have been churning out heroes and villains since it was first founded in 1939. It has got countless numbers of notable heroes who are time and again pitted against powerful villains who try to destroy the world. Here we are going to discuss 10 greatest marvel comic villains:
In number 10 position of the greatest marvel comic villains is one of the greatest Avergers super villains ever – Ultron. Since its first appearance as an unnamed character in the comic Avengers #54 (1968), Ultron has come a long way. From mind-controlling to superhuman speed and strength its visual appearance and powers keep varying. Ultron’s outer armour is composed of adamantium, making him the first Marvel Comics character to use that fictitious metal alloy. Despite being an arch-rival Ultron shared a quasi-familial relationship with some of the members of the Avengers. In the latest film Avengers: Age of Ultron 2015, Ultron is portrayed by actor James Spader.
Vulcan is relatively a recent addition to the list of Marvel comic villains. Introduced first in X-Men: Deadly Genesis #1 in 2006, Vulcan was the unborn child of Christopher Summers and Katherine Summers. He was grown in an incubation-accelerator then sent to Earth to become a slave. He later joined a team of X-Men but soon things occurred and he turned against Professor Xavier. Among his abilities Vulcan has the power to manipulate vast amounts of energy and produce light, force, heat and electricity. He’s got psionic abilities that he uses for various purposes.
8. Dark Phoenix
In number 8 position of 10 greatest marvel comic villains is Dark Phoenix – a mutant form of Jean Grey. She transformed into Dark Phoenix after being affected by radiation of a solar flare that enabled her to attain her ultimate potential for a few brief moments. Her heightened power corrupted her and she emerged with a new identity. Since previously Jean was one of the X-Men heroines, her transformation into a super-villain was quiet shocking to fans. She later joined the Hellfire Club and even helped them capture the X-Men. Dark Phoenix experiences an overwhelming power eruption and feels conflicted between her loving feelings for the people whom she cares of and her new destructive impulses as Dark Phoenix. Struggling to keep control Phoenix ultimately ends her own life.
Created by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby, Galactus was first appeared in March 1966 in Fantastic Four #48. When he debuted in the Silver Age of Comic Books, Galactus was a God-like figure who would often drain out energy from planets in order to become powerful. He has been responsible in the destruction of a great many extraterrestrial civilizations. His greatest power is a type of cosmic energy known as the Power Cosmic using which he produces nearly any effect he desires like the creation of force fields, teleportation, manipulating souls, resurrection, etc. In the last four decades of Marvel continuity, Galactus has appeared in several Marvel products.
In number 6 position of 10 greatest marvel comic villains is Thanos. He was created by writer-artist Jim Starlin who conceived the character while doing psychology classes in college. First appearing in Iron Man #55, 1973, Thanos is a member of the Titanian Eternals who are a mutant race of super humans. For the last decades Thanos have remained as one of the greatest marvel comic villains. He has made a number of appearances in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, the latest being in the films Guardians of the Galaxy (2014) and Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015) played by Josh Brolin.
Beyonder first appeared in Secret Wars #1 in 1984 but being an omnipotent character pulling strings from distance he went mostly unseen. He was created by writer Jim Shooter and artist Mike Zeck. During his debut he managed to kidnap several characters of the Marvel Universe, both heroes and villains and sent them to a planet called Battleworld. He reappeared in the sequels, taking on a human form and threatening to destroy the world. By the end of Secret Wars II, Beyonder died but he later made small appearances in Marvel universe in diminished forms.