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Posted by k4tzm4n (43910 posts) 6 months, 6 days ago

Poll: Comic Book Question of the Week VOTING: Favorite Captain America Villain (250 votes)

Adolph Hitler (we need to have a talk if this wins, Comic Viners) 8%
Arnim Zola 2%
Baron Strucker 0%
Baron Zemo 18%
Batroc (THE LEAPER!!!) 3%
Crossbones 11%
Doctor Faustus 0%
Flag-Smasher 0%
Grand Director 0%
King Cobra 0%
MODOK 3%
Protocide 1%
Red Skull 29%
Sin 0%
Taskmaster 9%
Viper 0%
Winter Soldier 14%
Other (specify below!) 2%

What good is having the super-soldier serum flowing through you if you don't get the opportunity to punch a whole lot of terrible people in the face, right? And when it comes to villains, Steve Rogers aka Captain America definitely has more than a few that he has to smack around every now and then. From Batroc (THE LEAPER!) to the infamous Red Skull, Captain America has made quite a few enemies over the years. We know at least a handful of his foes will appear in Captain America: The Winter Soldier -- which is finally almost here -- but this week, we want to know which Steve Rogers villain the Comic Vine crowd likes the most. We've added 17 to the list (plus the "other" option) and you've got two days to pick one of these not-so-kind characters.

The poll will remain open until Thursday morning (ET), so that gives you roughly two days to give one of these villains your support. After you cast your vote, please remember to jump into the comments and say why a certain character earned your praise. Make it awesome enough and there's a chance we'll highlight it in Thursday's updated article.

PSA: Captain America: The Winter Soldier opens April 4.

Be sure to check the homepage on Thursday to see which villain comes out on top and whether your post will be highlighted!

#1 Posted by Overlander (516 posts) - - Show Bio

What? No Nuke?

#2 Posted by Jonny_Anonymous (33369 posts) - - Show Bio

How many Nazi's are on that list?

#3 Edited by k4tzm4n (43910 posts) - - Show Bio

@overlander said:

What? No Nuke?

Nuke debuted in Daredevil, then (briefly) served as one for Wolverine. His conflict with Cap is a far more recent thing, whereas this is trying to use people who have a history with Cap. Besides, if you really want to vote for him, vote other and explain why you think he's the best Captain America villain.

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#4 Edited by k4tzm4n (43910 posts) - - Show Bio

Protocide earned my vote. His story ended with so much potential. I'd love to see a writer bring him back. Plus, he's a lesser-known and could probably use the vote...

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#5 Posted by LCazT1996 (532 posts) - - Show Bio

I voted Winter Soldier. I'm not a huge Cap fan, so it was really out of Red Skull or Bucky, and I LOVE the Winter Soldier's arc so I went with him.

#6 Posted by k4tzm4n (43910 posts) - - Show Bio

Oh, and voting for Hitler just because of the blurb = not funny or original. Just saying.

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#7 Edited by Veshark (9058 posts) - - Show Bio

Winter Soldier's not a villain! He's misunderstooood!

Everyone who doesn't vote for Red Skull gets a pimp slap. Exceptions only for Crossbones & (Helmut) Zemo.

#8 Posted by MaccyD (4053 posts) - - Show Bio

Deciding on either Zola or Red Skull...

#9 Posted by nigravirum1 (145 posts) - - Show Bio

W Soldier all the way! The hitler thing made me lol! Haha

#10 Posted by Master_Thief (774 posts) - - Show Bio

Red Skull

All those that vote for Hitler.....

#11 Edited by entropy_aegis (15316 posts) - - Show Bio

@k4tzm4n:I'm surprised you didnt go for Crossbones,but then dudes personality is seriously lacking.

Baron Helmut Zemo easy,he's boss then Red Skull. Winter Soldier isn't a villain IMO,and Taskmaster jobs too much.

#12 Edited by bladewolf (759 posts) - - Show Bio

Red Skull. Can't go wrong with the classic arch foe!

#13 Posted by k4tzm4n (43910 posts) - - Show Bio

@k4tzm4n:I'm surprised you didnt go for Crossbones,but then dudes personality is seriously lacking.

Baron Helmut Zemo easy,he's boss then Red Skull. Winter Soldier isn't a villain IMO,and Taskmaster jobs too much.

Crossbones can be a very amusing character in the right hands. He lacks drive and doesn't have any major goals, but amusing nonetheless. At any rate, I figured he wouldn't need my vote because he has quite a few fans. However, I'd be willing to bet more than a handful of people have no idea who Protocide is.

Eh, Winter Soldier was Cap's antagonist for a point, so that's enough for me to place him here. And if he wasn't, we'd like have people asking why he isn't on it.

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#14 Edited by judasnixon (6584 posts) - - Show Bio

#15 Posted by SoA (4832 posts) - - Show Bio

i chose grand director , a scary look (a what if? if you will) if cap ever defected and was a nazi posterboy

#16 Posted by Wolverine08 (42201 posts) - - Show Bio

Baron Zemo.

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#17 Posted by Lone_Wolf_and_Cub (5054 posts) - - Show Bio

Zemo

#18 Posted by that_one_guy_at_the_comic_shop (22 posts) - - Show Bio

Paste Pot Pete

#19 Posted by saoakden (1047 posts) - - Show Bio

If Adolf does win, we seriously need a very long discussion about that. I rather have Red Skull or Zemo win.

#20 Posted by TheFirstLantern (1505 posts) - - Show Bio

Was going to vote Zemo. But Crossbones wears briefs.

#21 Posted by PeppeyHare (4310 posts) - - Show Bio

Zemo

#22 Posted by Jonny_Anonymous (33369 posts) - - Show Bio

@k4tzm4n said:

Oh, and voting for Hitler just because of the blurb = not funny or original. Just saying.

I didn't vote for him but it's not like he's any worse than some of the characters on that list

#23 Posted by entropy_aegis (15316 posts) - - Show Bio

@wolverine08: Great minds.

@k4tzm4n said:

@entropy_aegis said:

@k4tzm4n:I'm surprised you didnt go for Crossbones,but then dudes personality is seriously lacking.

Baron Helmut Zemo easy,he's boss then Red Skull. Winter Soldier isn't a villain IMO,and Taskmaster jobs too much.

Crossbones can be a very amusing character in the right hands. He lacks drive and doesn't have any major goals, but amusing nonetheless. At any rate, I figured he wouldn't need my vote because he has quite a few fans. However, I'd be willing to bet more than a handful of people have no idea who Protocide is.

Eh, Winter Soldier was Cap's antagonist for a point, so that's enough for me to place him here. And if he wasn't, we'd like have people asking why he isn't on it.

Bah no one cares about Protocide,he sounds like a fancy name for a new medicine or something.

#24 Posted by AirDave817 (813 posts) - - Show Bio

I started reading Cap and The Invaders around the time Baron Blood (Falsworth) was a big character. I always liked the idea of Nazis and vampires. Pretty cool villains...

#25 Posted by Cap10nate (2297 posts) - - Show Bio

@k4tzm4n: Is the Baron Zemo option both Zemo's or one or the other?

#26 Posted by ARMIV2 (8522 posts) - - Show Bio

Gotta go with Red Skull, though Zemo and M.O.D.O.K were tempting.

#27 Posted by War Killer (20204 posts) - - Show Bio

Baron Zemo.

This.

Though I've read little of his character outside of Brubaker's run, I've found Baron Zemo to be a very interesting villain, especially during the No Escape storyline.

#28 Edited by Wolverine08 (42201 posts) - - Show Bio

@entropy_aegis: Baron deserves respect! He's the only villain whom can rock purple furs with swagger!

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#29 Posted by jstndmnd (1009 posts) - - Show Bio

Arnim Zola

#30 Edited by Wolverine08 (42201 posts) - - Show Bio

Oh yeah, this recent line from Zemo in Indestructible Hulk #9 was sweet!

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#31 Edited by SynCig (436 posts) - - Show Bio

Red Skull by a mile. I love MODOK but when I think of him I don't automatically associate him with Cap. Winter Soldier isn't a true villain in my eyes. He is a great character and the Winter Soldier story is my favorite Cap arc but I don't consider him a villain, even when he was opposing Captain America.

#32 Edited by inferiorego (24529 posts) - - Show Bio

My hands are tied.... If MODOK is involved, I am legally obligated to vote for him.

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#33 Posted by The_Comebacks (180 posts) - - Show Bio

Baron Zemo is a pretty sweet villain.

#34 Posted by gridlock464 (84 posts) - - Show Bio

Cap probably has some of the best villains, I voted for Red Skull.. but for me it's a tie between Red Skull & Baron Zemo,with Batroc the leaper coming in 2nd

#35 Posted by entropy_aegis (15316 posts) - - Show Bio

Oh yeah, this recent line from Zemo in Indestructible Hulk #9 was sweet!

Awesome.

#36 Posted by AmazingWebHead (2302 posts) - - Show Bio

Skull, for being the anti-Cap.

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#37 Edited by Chaos Burn (1784 posts) - - Show Bio

No Nuke? This Poll does not speak for me!

#38 Posted by Wolverine08 (42201 posts) - - Show Bio

@wolverine08 said:

Oh yeah, this recent line from Zemo in Indestructible Hulk #9 was sweet!

Awesome.

Everything Zemo does is awesome one way or the other!

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#39 Posted by CaptainHoopla (1024 posts) - - Show Bio

Red Skull is the easy answer, but I loved Crossbones and Sin together in Brubaker's epic run. They are comic books Natural Born Killers.

#40 Posted by Crackdown (604 posts) - - Show Bio

PROTOCIDE

#41 Posted by JakeN7 (12386 posts) - - Show Bio

Red Skull is the correct answer.

#42 Posted by God_Spawn (37880 posts) - - Show Bio

@k4tzm4n:

@k4tzm4n said:

@entropy_aegis said:

@k4tzm4n:I'm surprised you didnt go for Crossbones,but then dudes personality is seriously lacking.

Baron Helmut Zemo easy,he's boss then Red Skull. Winter Soldier isn't a villain IMO,and Taskmaster jobs too much.

Crossbones can be a very amusing character in the right hands. He lacks drive and doesn't have any major goals, but amusing nonetheless. At any rate, I figured he wouldn't need my vote because he has quite a few fans. However, I'd be willing to bet more than a handful of people have no idea who Protocide is.

Eh, Winter Soldier was Cap's antagonist for a point, so that's enough for me to place him here. And if he wasn't, we'd like have people asking why he isn't on it.

Travesty! We must spread the gospel of Protocide!

Oh, and I voted for Zemo. Helmut Zemo is awesome!

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#43 Posted by nappystr8 (1105 posts) - - Show Bio

I just bought Captain Ameria #412 last week. What a coincidence!

I think Baron Zemo, particularly Helmut Zemo, is definitely one of Cap's most interesting villains.The one dimensional Nazi characters serve their purpose but its always nice to see a villain who has some nuance. He has a very unique costume as well. Taskmaster is one of my favorite characters, but I don't really think of him as being a Captain America villain, so picking him didn't seem right. Always had a love for Flag Smasher too.

#44 Posted by Mutant God (3020 posts) - - Show Bio

@veshark said:

Winter Soldier's not a villain! He's misunderstooood!

Everyone who doesn't vote for Red Skull gets a pimp slap. Exceptions only for Crossbones & (Helmut) Zemo.

This picture alone gets my vote for Cap's worst enemy, but I wish his arm was sticking out

#45 Posted by k4tzm4n (43910 posts) - - Show Bio
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#46 Posted by powerplay (110 posts) - - Show Bio

While the Red Skull will always be Cap's main villain, I think the most interesting one is far and away Baron Zemo.

While the Red Skull (and most of the Cap rouges gallery) is a pure evil to Cap's pure good, Zemo has all kinds of shades to his character. At his most interesting, he is not simply trying to take over the world, but fighting to keep the ultimate achievement of Zemo family name: being the killer's of Captain America. Dealing with the pressures of living up to that family legacy will beat a straight nazi in my book every day.

#47 Edited by UlquiorraSchiffer (72 posts) - - Show Bio

I've been reading a lot of Cap in Tales of Suspense and early Avengers, so my leaning is currently skewed towards Zemo (This is due to the fact that Cap is always screaming his name and swearing vengeance...)

#48 Posted by MadeinBangladesh (6869 posts) - - Show Bio

Tie between Zemo and SKull

#49 Posted by nickthedevil (12414 posts) - - Show Bio

Crossbones for sure

#50 Posted by Jonez120 (4324 posts) - - Show Bio

Zemo is one BAMF.