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Comic Book Question of the Week Results: Favorite DC Villain

Who did the Comic Vine community pick as their favorite DC villain? Spoiler alert: it's not Condiment King!

When it comes to the DC universe, we've been swimming in a sea of sinister villains for the past month. Villains Month has come to an end, but the bad people in DC are still running the show thanks to the publisher's latest big event, FOREVER EVIL. Because of this, we thought it would be fitting to ask you who your top foe is over in their world. Well, it turns out the race wasn't close... like, at all.

One character absolutely slaughtered the rest and no one even came close to giving the character some competition... not even the mighty Darkseid. So, who could possibly earn such a vast majority when there's so much diabolical competition? The Joker, of course! Go ahead, try and act like you're surprised.

"THEY'RE my competition? HA!"

The Clown Prince of Crime first appeared way back in 1940 (BATMAN #1) and has since become absurdly popular (as proven in the poll results). The murderer is the focus of several great comics (e.g. THE KILLING JOKE, ARKHAM ASYLUM, DEATH OF THE FAMILY) and brilliant portrayals in the media have only boosted the villain's fanbase (e.g. Mark Hamill, Jack Nicholson, Heath Ledger). We're not shocked Joker won, but we are somewhat surprised by the massive lead he took. Here's the full poll results.

Did you vote for Joker and, if so, why is he the best villain DC has to offer? Or, do you disagree with the result and think another character deserved the victory? Lastly, when we asked who the community's favorite Marvel villain is, Doctor Doom narrowly defeated Magneto in the poll. So, that brings us to the real question: Joker or Doctor Doom?

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Posted by Super_Phil

Lex Luthor should have got more....

Posted by evilvegeta74

Great point! Great point. Oh, Riddle me this how do you get 10 Batman rogues but no Mongul on the villain list?

Mongul hasn't been a decent villain since the day DC decided to get rid of his father and replace him with a son who was for all intents and purposes a facsimile of the father. Why exactly do you think he deserves a place on this list? Because he has superpowers?

@evilvegeta74 said:

Given prep, Joker, as time has shown, has been known to do some actual damage. But because he stays in Gotham. If he were to try to pull something like this around Superman or Wonder Woman, especially in the New 52, he wouldn't stand a chance. There are plenty of other deserving villains that have proven to be contenders against stronger heroes than Batman.

So the quality of a villain is determined not by the stories they headline, but by their ability to punch stuff and exhibit superpowers? Really?

I knew you were coming in at some point! I just threw Monguls name out there, it has nothing to do with superpowers, but that doesn't hurt either. There are mutitudes of villians who could of have been put on the villain list., but we got 10 rogues of a character. Perhaps the outcome would have been different if those 10 were replaced.

Posted by Saren

@citizenbane said:

Great point! Great point. Oh, Riddle me this how do you get 10 Batman rogues but no Mongul on the villain list?

Mongul hasn't been a decent villain since the day DC decided to get rid of his father and replace him with a son who was for all intents and purposes a facsimile of the father. Why exactly do you think he deserves a place on this list? Because he has superpowers?

@evilvegeta74 said:

Given prep, Joker, as time has shown, has been known to do some actual damage. But because he stays in Gotham. If he were to try to pull something like this around Superman or Wonder Woman, especially in the New 52, he wouldn't stand a chance. There are plenty of other deserving villains that have proven to be contenders against stronger heroes than Batman.

So the quality of a villain is determined not by the stories they headline, but by their ability to punch stuff and exhibit superpowers? Really?

I knew you were coming in at some point! I just threw Monguls name out there, it has nothing to do with superpowers, but that doesn't hurt either. There are mutitudes of villians who could of have been put on the villain list., but we got 10 rogues of a character. Perhaps the outcome would have been different if those 10 were replaced.

Kindly name 9 of those 10 rogues that you would have replaced, the villains you would entered in their place, and your reasons for doing so.

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Posted by evilvegeta74

Honestly, I'd would just probably keep it basic and maybe choose one popular rogue from any hero.There's a long list to choose from!

Posted by apg103

My choice would be with The Riddler

but I forgot to vote .. :/

Posted by THORSON

@matteopg:

i know when i'm trolling and i know when i'm being serious.

My comment was serious. Don't like it? Then, go jump off a bridge for a fictional character.

Posted by hondobrode

I missed this but would've either voted Luthor or Brainiac.

Joker's great, but these two are great too.

Love me some Imperiex as well. I guess he falls under "Other".

Posted by Perfect 10

MISSSED IT THIS WEEK BUT WOULD PICK EITHER SHIVA OR HARLEY

Edited by LenSnart

only 7% for Lex, dissapointed comic vine

Posted by OmegaAgent1

I didn't get a chance to weigh in, but the win was no surprise. And the post write up was on point. Black Manta 23.1 was good also. It was perfectly structured to set up Manta for a gauntlet run of anti hero ing. Lets go Geoff.

Posted by MatteoPG

@thorson: that's what I said. Trolling.

Posted by MonsterStomp

Deathstroke hitting the top 5, YEAH!

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Edited by The_Comebacks

I'd personally go Lexiac (Luthor +Brainiac+Dark Heart merged) from JLU.

Posted by AmazingWebHead

I think we all saw this coming. In fact, I voted for Zoom just so I could vote for the non-majority.

Posted by DoomDoomDoom

I voted Sinestro, and while I'm not surprised by Joker winning I am surprised that Deathstroke tied Lex Luthor.

Posted by ScottyHawkeye

Black Mask is the beat DC villan

Posted by CODYSF

I hate fanboys the Joker comic suck for the love of god

Posted by lifeofvibe

Yes for a second here i though darkseid wasnt as popular as i but now i know

Posted by lifeofvibe

@the_comebacks: i love that guy to bad hes not in mainstream contnuety

Posted by funckygarcon

I voted for Deathstroke, but I'm not surprised at all, long live the king!!