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#1 Posted by sethysquare (3843 posts) - - Show Bio

I can think of only 3 possible ones.

Superman, Batman, Spiderman.

Wonder Woman, despite being the most iconic female superhero, doesn't have lots of iconic villain.

Ironman, Hulk, Captain America and Thor, despite being popular all do not have a big cast of iconic villains.

X-men has a good amount of iconic villains but because they operate as a team, its kinda hard to define what is an iconic villain for X-men, since the line is pretty grey.

Wolverine would be a more well defined character to say that he has iconic villain, but he does not have that big a cast.

Green Lantern have a pretty big cast of iconic villains as well, but not sure if there are as many as Superman, Batman and Spiderman.

Flash have the rogues which has pretty popular villains but I'm not sure if they're iconic.

So if you have to choose 1 Superhero who do you think has the most iconic supervillains.

#2 Posted by darth_brendroid (1717 posts) - - Show Bio

Batman - Joker, Penguin, Catwoman, Two-Face, Riddler, (maybe) Scarecrow, Poison Ivy and Mr Freeze. Spidey probably has a similar number (I can think Doc Ock, Green Goblin, Venom, maybe Lizard and Sandman). Most other major heroes only have one iconic villain, if that - Superman might have five but I'm not sure about Brainiac, Zod and Darkseid compared to Lex and maybe Bizarro (you know who he is even if you don't read comics - see the guy and he looks like a Superman character).

#3 Posted by BiteMe-Fanboy (7992 posts) - - Show Bio

DC: Batman

Marvel: Spider-Man

#4 Posted by spiderman20991992 (126 posts) - - Show Bio

definitely spider-man and batman.

#5 Posted by sethysquare (3843 posts) - - Show Bio

@BiteMe-Fanboy: @spiderman20991992:

Choose one only. :P

#6 Posted by sethysquare (3843 posts) - - Show Bio

@darth_brendroid said:

Batman - Joker, Penguin, Catwoman, Two-Face, Riddler, (maybe) Scarecrow, Poison Ivy and Mr Freeze. Spidey probably has a similar number (I can think Doc Ock, Green Goblin, Venom, maybe Lizard and Sandman). Most other major heroes only have one iconic villain, if that - Superman might have five but I'm not sure about Brainiac, Zod and Darkseid compared to Lex and maybe Bizarro (you know who he is even if you don't read comics - see the guy and he looks like a Superman character).

Reason why I think Batman is because tons of his tons of villains. On top of that I would like to mention Bane, Clayface, Harley Quinn, Deadshot, Hush, Ra's Al Ghul, Talia Al Ghul, Killer Croc and the Ventriloquist.

So I would say Batman, but secretly deep in my heart I'm actually rooting for Superman. Seeing that he also has, Metallo, Doomsday, Atomic Skull, Toyman. Also, disagree on Bizarro since he has his own roller coaster in six flags :)

#7 Posted by Duke_Nasty (1017 posts) - - Show Bio

Marvel

Spidey

-Green Goblin

-HobGoblin

-Doc Ock

-Lizard

-Scorpion

-Rhino

-Sandman

-Venom

-Carnage

-Electro

-Kraven

-Mysterio

-Kingpin

DC

Batman

-Joker

-Two Face

-Penguin

-Riddler

- Freeze

- Ivy

- Catwoman

- Scarecrow

-Bane

-Clayface

-Croc

The X-Men and Superman have a few iconic villains but don't come close.

#8 Posted by X35 (5981 posts) - - Show Bio

Spider-Man. Easily.

#9 Posted by JohnnyGat (1573 posts) - - Show Bio

Batman

#10 Posted by ragdollpurps (15572 posts) - - Show Bio

@BiteMe-Fanboy said:

DC: Batman

Marvel: Spider-Man

But Bats overall, I'd say.

#11 Posted by TDK_1997 (14991 posts) - - Show Bio

Batman and Spidey.

#12 Posted by Onemoreposter (4069 posts) - - Show Bio

Batman, easily.

Superman in second. Everyone has heard the name Brainiac even if they don't know where it comes from. Lex Luthor is pretty well known as well and used in every day speech. Those two are probably the best known villains/most heard of villains in all of comicdom.

#13 Posted by RainEffect (3240 posts) - - Show Bio

Batman easily. You mention the Joker, Two-Face or Riddler to anyone and they'll instantly know who they are. 
 
Heck, we even have Arnie to thank for raising the awareness of Mr. Freeze. xD

#14 Posted by Saren (25903 posts) - - Show Bio

@spiderman20991992 said:

definitely spider-man and batman.

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#15 Posted by FadeToBlackBolt (23334 posts) - - Show Bio

Batman. 

#16 Posted by Night Thrasher (3699 posts) - - Show Bio

Depends on how you define iconic. If you mean iconic as in the most mainstream and easily recognizable then Batman is the most iconic: Joker, Two-Face, Catwoman, Penguin, Riddler, Mr. Freeze, etc.

If we're talking iconic as in grandeur and awe inspiring, then I think Dr. Strange is the most iconic: Eternity, The Living Tribunal, Dormammu, Shuma-Gorath,etc.

#17 Posted by Suprman (442 posts) - - Show Bio

Definitely Batman, Spider-Man is a close second though.

#18 Posted by blackadamFTW (7867 posts) - - Show Bio

@FadeToBlackBolt said:

Batman.
#19 Posted by Skyfire (752 posts) - - Show Bio

Batman. The Joker is arguably the most iconic villain ever.

#20 Posted by Jorgevy (5114 posts) - - Show Bio

this is only a fight between the Bats and Spidey but I give it to Spidey. I think people would more easily recognize his rogues than Batsy's

#21 Posted by BiteMe-Fanboy (7992 posts) - - Show Bio

@sethysquare said:

@BiteMe-Fanboy: @spiderman20991992:

Choose one only. :P

Batman, then.

#22 Posted by wildvine (10329 posts) - - Show Bio

Spider-man.

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#23 Posted by KnightRise (4785 posts) - - Show Bio

@Jorgevy: To me iconic means recognizable. So if were talking general public, I have to say Batman has the most well-known villians, because of all the popular media adaptions (especially the Dark Knight and the 60's show). So Batman, followed by Spider-Man, a pretty big gap, then Superman. Again, Im talking general public, plus comic fans.

#24 Edited by Blood1991 (8098 posts) - - Show Bio

Batman. I read his books for his bad guys. Heck they can hold their own titles I can't say that for any other heroes villains.

#25 Posted by Jorgevy (5114 posts) - - Show Bio

@KnightRise: well, if so, that's exactly why I said Spidey. With the movie adaptations and the cartoons.....

#26 Edited by spiderman20991992 (126 posts) - - Show Bio

@sethysquare said:

@BiteMe-Fanboy: @spiderman20991992:

Choose one only. :P

Spider-man then. i just think his villains have had a ton of exposure with all the cartoons and movies. even spider-man's lesser know villains are more recognizable than batman's. but batman is definitely second. i don't think anyone else comes close to these two.

#27 Posted by JediXMan (30976 posts) - - Show Bio

Batman.

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#28 Posted by OmegaTheDestroyer (1009 posts) - - Show Bio

Batman

close second Spider-Man

#29 Posted by kingdomenic (159 posts) - - Show Bio

The answer is Batman. He has the single greatest villain of all time (the Joker) and best group of bad guys.

#30 Posted by Liara (421 posts) - - Show Bio

I would say Batman.

#31 Posted by SHAZAM117 (3327 posts) - - Show Bio

Batman easy

#32 Posted by The Stegman (25086 posts) - - Show Bio

Batman.

#33 Posted by Jnr6Lil (7714 posts) - - Show Bio

@BiteMe-Fanboy said:

DC: Batman

Marvel: Spider-Man

#34 Posted by RedheadedAtrocitus (6885 posts) - - Show Bio

Batman has the largest rogue's gallery of all time.

#35 Posted by WaveMotionCannon (5540 posts) - - Show Bio
@Suprman

Definitely Batman, Spider-Man is a close second though.

This
#36 Posted by Jnr6Lil (7714 posts) - - Show Bio

@WaveMotionCannon said:

@Suprman

Definitely Batman, Spider-Man is a close second though.

This
#37 Posted by sinestro_GL (3251 posts) - - Show Bio

Batman.

My non-comic book reading friends can recognise a fair few of Batman villains.

#38 Posted by ImTheDamnBatman (3548 posts) - - Show Bio

Aquaman.

#39 Posted by sethysquare (3843 posts) - - Show Bio

@ImTheDamnBatman said:

Aquaman.

Agreed. LOL.

#40 Posted by Nova`Prime` (4165 posts) - - Show Bio

I'd have to go with Spiderman and Batman. Their movies definitely helped with the general public. The main Spidey villains (with the exception of Electro and Rhino) were all touched upon by his movies and Batman had all his in his movies as well, yes I am counting the horrible ones that had Riddler, Two Face, Freeze, and Ivy. Although I think the Adam West Batman helped more then any of the movies establishing who the Dark Knights main villains were.

#41 Posted by KainScion (2973 posts) - - Show Bio

spider-man. easy. then batman. superman has only 6-7 known villains.

#42 Posted by Jnr6Lil (7714 posts) - - Show Bio

@KainScion said:

spider-man. easy. then batman. superman has only 6-7 known villains.

Batman over Spider-Man

#43 Posted by KainScion (2973 posts) - - Show Bio

@Jnr6Lil: you can post yourself. you dont have to contradict the last guy that posted.

#44 Posted by Jnr6Lil (7714 posts) - - Show Bio

@KainScion: I just disagreed with what you said.

#45 Posted by Vance Astro (91288 posts) - - Show Bio

Batman.The Joker is probably the most iconic villain in the world.

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#46 Posted by KainScion (2973 posts) - - Show Bio

@Jnr6Lil: oh. ok then. you are WRONG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! there i disagreed with you.

#47 Posted by Hunter114 (829 posts) - - Show Bio

Batman has about 35-40 "Iconic" villains, Spider-Man only has about 20-25

But that's based on my criteria, so make of it what you will

#48 Posted by Jnr6Lil (7714 posts) - - Show Bio

@KainScion said:

@Jnr6Lil: oh. ok then. you are WRONG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! there i disagreed with you.

Ok I'm going to list the iconic villians for each, and by iconic I mean ones that are real popular

Batman: Joker, Poison Ivy, Penguin, Riddler, Ras Ahl Ghul, Two-Face, Catwoman, Mr. Freeze, Bane, Harley Quinn,

Spider-Man: Venom, Doctor Octopus, Kingpin, Green Goblin, Sandman

These are just the primary ones, and as shown Batman has way more iconic villians, By the way I know what it is, but what is the actual definition of rogues gallery (in comic book terms, just to make sure?)

#49 Posted by KainScion (2973 posts) - - Show Bio

@Jnr6Lil: oh yes. nobody knows the lizard, black cat, electro, shocker, RHINO!!!!, Carnage, scorpion (to name a few and level the field). seriously. but i am in no mood of arguing with you. your opinnion (flawed) but your.

#50 Edited by Jnr6Lil (7714 posts) - - Show Bio

@KainScion: I'm not saying no one knows them but most if not all those villains you just listed, are not iconic, as the OP Stated, unlike the ones in which I stated.