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#1 Posted by OreoAssassin (2798 posts) - - Show Bio

Title says it all

#2 Edited by Fallschirmjager (11551 posts) - - Show Bio

Top 4 are pretty easy to decide in no particular order

  • Joker
  • Lex Luthor
  • Doom
  • Magneto

5th is a little harder and I think a case can be made for any number of guys. I would probably lean towards Green Goblin, but Spider-Man has so many villains it tends to diminish any one of them. You could also make cases for Darkseid, Galactus, Thanos and even though he's a bit outdated Red Skull.

There's also plenty of more Superman/Batman/Spider-Man villains who are all pretty iconic. Doomsday, Zod, Two-Face, Catwomen, Venom, Carnage...etc

#3 Posted by solon (421 posts) - - Show Bio

Joker

Dr. Doom

Magneto

Lex Luthor

Darkseid/Thanos

#4 Posted by RustyRoy (9230 posts) - - Show Bio
  1. Joker
  2. Lex Luthor
  3. Dr. Doom
  4. Magneto
  5. Norman Osborn
#5 Posted by PeppeyHare (4310 posts) - - Show Bio

Joker

Luthor

Magneto

Doom

Maybe Venom..?

#6 Posted by RustyRoy (9230 posts) - - Show Bio
#7 Posted by OreoAssassin (2798 posts) - - Show Bio

I didn't think Doom was that popular lol

#8 Edited by Fallschirmjager (11551 posts) - - Show Bio

@rustyroy: In terms of people who read comics I think most of them would learn towards Green Golbin (when speaking of Spidey) given all he's done to make Peter's life hell, but outside of comic books I know A LOT of people who still favor Venom more than anyone just because of how cool he looks. And its not like Spidey lacks villains. Ock is pretty iconic too.

So yeah...a case can be made for any number of guys at the 5th spot.

#9 Posted by IrishX (2259 posts) - - Show Bio

I agree that the top 4 are...

  • Doctor Doom
  • Magneto
  • Joker
  • Lex Luther

The 5th one would probably be Loki.

#10 Posted by MaccyD (2845 posts) - - Show Bio

@oreoassassin: He inspired Darth Vader as well as most cliche super villains.

#11 Posted by RustyRoy (9230 posts) - - Show Bio

@fallschirmjager: I actually like Ock more than Osborn but I know that a lot of people think Osborn or Venom is the main nemesis of Spider-Man, the 5th spot could be given to many Batman villains too, Riddler, Mr. Freeze, Two Face, Catwoman just as they can be given to many Spidey villains like Ock, Venom, Goblin etc. I also thought Darkseid could be considered Iconic but I don't many people know about him especially non comic book readers.

#12 Edited by Fallschirmjager (11551 posts) - - Show Bio

@maccyd said:

@oreoassassin: He inspired Darth Vader as well as most cliche super villains.

If Darth Vader counts he's number 5 EASILY. Although because he was in movies first I'm not sure he does.

@rustyroy said:

@fallschirmjager: I actually like Ock more than Osborn but I know that a lot of people think Osborn or Venom is the main nemesis of Spider-Man, the 5th spot could be given to many Batman villains too, Riddler, Mr. Freeze, Two Face, Catwoman just as they can be given to many Spidey villains like Ock, Venom, Goblin etc. I also thought Darkseid could be considered Iconic but I don't many people know about him especially non comic book readers.

Norman, Ock and Venom all are pretty equal at certain points or another. Norma facilitates Gwen's Death, Ock currently is wearing Pete's body and Venom was attached to him for awhile etc.

And yeah. Superman and Bats have a lot of secondary villains. I mean "Kneel before Zod" is one of the most iconic moments in movie history and gives Zod a lot of weight lol.

#13 Edited by Extremis (2959 posts) - - Show Bio

Joker

Luthor

Magneto

Dr. Doom

5th one is a bit trickier. I'm thinking Doc Ock.

#14 Edited by MaccyD (2845 posts) - - Show Bio

@fallschirmjager: If we counted villains from other mediums that were adapted into comics, we'd have no characters that originated from comics on the list.

#15 Posted by Fallschirmjager (11551 posts) - - Show Bio

@maccyd: Eh. I don't agree. Those top 4 are pretty iconic, especially since they've all had movie adaptions (Doom's sucked though so he might fall off)

Darth Vader is a boss though for sure.

#16 Posted by MaccyD (2845 posts) - - Show Bio

@fallschirmjager:

  1. Big Bad Wolf
  2. Satan
  3. Moriarty
  4. Queen of Hearts/Cheshire Cat
  5. Count Dracula
  6. Captain Hook (if Satan doesn't count although Paradise Lost is literature)

None of the comic villains, even joker come close.

#17 Posted by comicbookfan93 (337 posts) - - Show Bio

In no order

Loki

Doom

Magneto

Luthor

Joker

#18 Posted by Immortal777 (5898 posts) - - Show Bio

Besides Joker and Lex Luthor I don't think any other comic villains have Iconic status.

#19 Posted by Mitrageist (7160 posts) - - Show Bio

I'd argue none are iconic outside of comic book enthusiasts except maybe Joker and less possibly Lex.

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#20 Posted by Zmasonite (486 posts) - - Show Bio

Top 4 are pretty easy to decide in no particular order

  • Joker
  • Lex Luthor
  • Doom
  • Magneto

5th is a little harder and I think a case can be made for any number of guys. I would probably lean towards Green Goblin, but Spider-Man has so many villains it tends to diminish any one of them. You could also make cases for Darkseid, Galactus, Thanos and even though he's a bit outdated Red Skull.

There's also plenty of more Superman/Batman/Spider-Man villains who are all pretty iconic. Doomsday, Zod, Two-Face, Catwomen, Venom, Carnage...etc

this. I feel a case could be made for Loki nowadays too though. But 5th slot i'd say Darkseid or Thanos...

#21 Posted by Fallschirmjager (11551 posts) - - Show Bio

@zmasonite: Good point. Hiddelston's Loki has made his status soar.

#22 Posted by Zmasonite (486 posts) - - Show Bio

@fallschirmjager: I know, while i liked the character i do feel everybody is freakin out about him a bit much. They're like beliebers lol jk

#23 Posted by RetconCrisis (3249 posts) - - Show Bio

Joker,

Lex Luthor,

Dr. Doom,

Magneto,

Two Face/Loki ties for 5th.

#24 Posted by The Stegman (20733 posts) - - Show Bio

1. Joker

2. Lex Luthor

3. Catwoman (yes, she's a villain, get over it)

4. Loki

5. Magneto

I know people are wondering why the all mighty Doom isn't on this list, but I'm going by general audiences, and outside of the comic book community, I don't think the majority knows or cares who Doctor Doom is.

#25 Posted by bxhybrid89 (33 posts) - - Show Bio

joker,green goblin,lex luthor,magneto,catwoman

#26 Posted by evilvegeta74 (4517 posts) - - Show Bio

Dr.Doom, Thanos, , Magneto, Cletus Cassidy(Carnage), Lex Luthor

#27 Edited by Manchine (3660 posts) - - Show Bio

I would have to agree that

Dr Doom

Magneto

Green Goblin

Lex Luthor

and

Joker

Are the top 5 most Iconic Villians. ALTHOUGH Galactus ALMOST beats out Green Goblin.

#28 Edited by Teerack (4548 posts) - - Show Bio
ALL HAIL MEGATRON

#29 Edited by Jack Donaghy (828 posts) - - Show Bio

In order:

Joker

Lex Luthor

Magneto

Dr. Doom

Catwoman- The 5th spot is the hardest because it could be Riddler, Penguin, Catwoman (a lot of people still think of her as a villain)

#30 Edited by Havenless (1278 posts) - - Show Bio

Top 4 are obvious. But for number 5, Thanos and Darkseid have been jobbed repeatedly in many stories. But when this guy shows up in an event, everyone has to tighten their seatbelts:

@jack_donaghy

Catwoman? Over Galactus? Bold Strategy

#31 Posted by GraniteSoldier (4508 posts) - - Show Bio

@rustyroy said:
  1. Joker
  2. Lex Luthor
  3. Dr. Doom
  4. Magneto
  5. Norman Osborn

I can agree with this.

#32 Posted by Jack Donaghy (828 posts) - - Show Bio

Top 4 are obvious. But for number 5, Thanos and Darkseid have been jobbed repeatedly in many stories. But when this guy shows up in an event, everyone has to tighten their seatbelts:

@jack_donaghy

Catwoman? Over Galactus? Bold Strategy

How is that bold? Catwoman is muuuuch more iconic and famous than Galactus it's not even close. Grandmothers would be able to recognize her whereas only comic book fans know who Galactus is.

#33 Posted by kgb725 (3417 posts) - - Show Bio

Megatron

Lex

Joker

Loki

Fifth is hard

#34 Posted by Havenless (1278 posts) - - Show Bio

@jack_donaghy:

That's not really iconic, that's just famous. And most non-comic fans wouldn't call Catwoman a villain anyhow. More of an antihero.

#35 Edited by McHotcakes (384 posts) - - Show Bio

@jack_donaghy:

And most non-comic fans wouldn't call Catwoman a villain anyhow. More of an antihero.

I had this exact conversation with a non-comic friend yesterday. Weird.

#36 Edited by hyiena (1770 posts) - - Show Bio

Redskull, Joker, Lex Luther, Dr. Doom, Juggernaut,

#37 Edited by Pr0metheus (3170 posts) - - Show Bio

What about Bane?

I see as iconic as if someone who has never read a comic in there lift and they saw a character they would know who that was without doubt.

Joker,Lex,Bane,Green Goblin,Magneto

#38 Edited by Dark_Guyver (2060 posts) - - Show Bio

No particular order:

Joker

Lex Luthor

Dr. Doom

Shredder (Oroku Saki)

Norman Osborn

#39 Posted by Dark_Guyver (2060 posts) - - Show Bio

No particular order:

Joker

Lex Luthor

Dr. Doom

Shredder (Oroku Saki)

Norman Osborn

#40 Edited by Omnicrono (978 posts) - - Show Bio

In all of comics?

Darth Vader, Joker, Magneto, Shredder, Riddler.

Darth Vader

Joker

Magneto

Shredder

Riddler

#41 Posted by Spideysense44 (1656 posts) - - Show Bio

1.Joker 2.Dr.Doom 3.Lex Luther 4. Magneto 5.Loki

#42 Posted by OreoAssassin (2798 posts) - - Show Bio

I thought more Spidey villains would be in people's list

#43 Posted by lifeofvibe (3163 posts) - - Show Bio

well he said most iconic not most popular so

joker

lex luthot

catwoman (yes thats right and the reason is because well...well because of batman of course also 1 of the most iconic pairing)

greem goblin

magneto

these are the top five most iconic villain the reason there so iconic there

1.most known outside of mainstreem comic audiences and within

2.most wanted outside of mainstreem audiences and within

and thats why these 5 are so iconic

3

#44 Posted by BlackLegRaph (554 posts) - - Show Bio

Joker

Catwoman

Lex Luthor

Magneto

Dr. Doom

^Those 4 are the most popular in social media (in order) from a study done by Synthesio. They had Jean Grey as 5th, but that is obviously someone who has been more of a hero than a villain. That's why i went for Dr. Doom as 5th. He was the inspiration for Darth Vader after all.

#45 Posted by Skyfire (630 posts) - - Show Bio

You could argue only the Joker is truly iconic. He's definitely the first to come to most people's minds when you say "comic book villain".

Other then him there's the usual,Lex Luthor and Magneto.

Loki would probably be up there now.

#46 Posted by lifeofvibe (3163 posts) - - Show Bio
#47 Posted by Bierschneeman (3290 posts) - - Show Bio

Top 4 are pretty easy to decide in no particular order

  • Joker
  • Lex Luthor
  • Doom
  • Magneto

This...

these are the most well known, in and out of comics

as everyone states, the fifth is hard.

as far as originating from comics, Im torn, Loki,Two-Face, Venom, Galactus, Sinestro, Red Skull, id put a Superman villain in there too, but i recently couldn't find one coworker who knew any superman villain other than Lex.

#48 Edited by CheeseSticks (2263 posts) - - Show Bio

Like everybody said :

- Magneto

- Joker

- Lex Luthor

- Doom

Five place is between : Thanos, Osborn and Darkseid.

#49 Posted by mightyrearranger (1396 posts) - - Show Bio

The Melter

Polka Dot Man

Rainbow Raider

Forbush Man

Rob Liefeld

You're welcome.

#50 Edited by tupiaz (1975 posts) - - Show Bio

@rustyroy said:
  1. Joker
  2. Lex Luthor
  3. Dr. Doom
  4. Magneto
  5. Norman Osborn

I can agree with this.

Because this is the right answer. Even though I would probably put Green Goblin above Magneto.

Even though Darkseid, Galatucus and Thanos maybe be big with in the comic community. But all of the above has gotten a lot more attention outside of comics. Norman Osborn was gone for over 20 years and was still regarded as Spider-man worst enemy. Still had appearances in TV shows and so on.