Who Will Get the Place of Power in the Top 10 MCU Villain Ranking?

With MARVEL releasing a brand new show in Disney+ centered around Loki, we thought it was time to share our Top 10 MCU villains! Do you agree or will you SNAP the Infinity Gauntlet at us?

Dov Niedzviecki
Created by Dov Niedzviecki
On Jun 13, 2021

10.Helga (Thor: Ragnarok)

Let's not get it twisted, this isn't the best baddie in terms of motivation or plot BUTTTTTT oh boyyyyy does Cate Blanchett bring her Oscar winning talent here and it sure does shine through. This also just happens to be one of my favorite MCU movies in general so might be a bit biased...but just a bit.

9.Ultron (Avenger: Age of Ultron)

Definitely one of the more interesting villains, both in terms of dialogue and circumstance of existence. People love to hate Ultron but he has a soft spot in my heart considering he's "Tony Stark's child" and all. Obviously being completely CGI hurts Ultron a bit but he's too cool to not be on this list.

8.The Vulture (Spiderman: Homecoming)

Just a disclaimer, I love Spiderman so there's going to be a bias towards Spiderman bad guys. Having said that, The Vulture was going to be on this list anyways. It's hard to play a villain and still have the audience feel sympathy towards you but Michael Keaton just knows what he's doing at this point. Also he's the dad of Peter's crush. Extra points for the plot here.

7.The Winter Soldier (Captain America: The Winter Soldier)

Is The Winter Soldier a real bad guy? That's up for interpretation. What I can say for sure is he definitely seems like a bad guy in this movie so it's gonna count. The emotions just hit with Bucky. He's Captain America's best friend who's brainwashed to try and kill him. Try to find a better bromance to brainwashed murderer story in cinema history. You can't.

6.Mysterio (Spiderman: Far From Home)

Jake Gyllenhaal and Spiderman. What's not to love about that combo? Mysterio is just a very unique bad guy. He gets you genuinely convinced that he's a good guy and then flips everything on it's head. On top of that, revealing Spiderman's identity as Peter Parker to the world is one of the most impactful events in all of the MCU.

5.Helmut Zemo (Captain America: Civil War)

In general Marvel villains are physically imposing and represent some sort of threat to the hero in that sense. This is what makes Zemo such an interesting villain. He operates in the background, turning Captain America and Iron Man against each other, destroying the Avengers in the process.

4.Obadiah Stane (Iron Man)

The OG marvel villain, somehow the first remains one of the best. Jeff Bridges just brings a swagger and menacing demeanor to Stane. Also he's bald and has a great beard, that will never not get unnecessary points in my book. Regardless, Obadiah Stane always makes returning to the first Iron Man film a pleasure.

3.Killmonger (Black Panther)

First, Michael B. Jordan is just a good looking man. I feel that it would be a disservice to ignore that. Putting that aside, Killmonger is just an incredible bad guy. You can't disagree with his message of spreading Wakandan tech throughout the world and you completely sympathize with him in every way. When a villain really makes you question what the heroes are doing, you know he's doing a good job.

2.Thanos (Avenger: Infinity War, Avenger: Endgame)

I'm not sure what more there is to say about Thanos. Almost a full decade of build up. Possibly the most shocking and memorable scene, not just in the MCU but in the last decade of all film. Definitely the most menacing snap in the history of planet earth, both fictional and non- fictional. Thanos is a force of nature in terms of character and the fact he somehow lived up to the hype is incredible.

1.Loki (Avengers, and kinda every movie with Thor)

It takes a special character to destroy the city of New York and still be in most fans good will. At this point he's basically an anti-hero and that only works because of Tom Hiddleston's charm and charisma playing Loki. There really isn't another bad guy I can think of who's continuously done villainous deed after deed and is still universally loved. Let's just say I'll be watching his Disney+ show.