Top 10 Most Violent Super Villains

Written by Shane O'Gorman “If they weren’t crazy, they’d be insane!” Welcome to WatchMojo.com and today we will be counting down our picks for the Top 10 most violent super villains in comic books. For this list, we took a look at the most ruthless masters of evil to ever grace the panels of the comic book world. If they frequently inflict pain on others, destroy public property and want to cause nothing but mayhem wherever they go; chances are high they made it somewhere on this list. We’re also only looking at super villains in the traditional sense, so while there may be some really dark and horrific comic book baddies out there, that is a list for another day. Let the carnage begin. Have an idea you want to see made into a WatchMojo video? Check out our suggest page at http://WatchMojo.comsuggest and submit your idea.
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Top 10 Violent Supervillains

“If they weren’t crazy, they’d be insane!” Welcome to WatchMojo.com and today we will be counting down our picks for the Top 10 most violent super villains in comic books. For this list, we took a look at the most ruthless masters of evil to ever grace the panels of the comic book world. If they frequently inflict pain on others, destroy public property and want to cause nothing but mayhem wherever they go; chances are high they made it somewhere on this list. We’re also only looking at super villains in the traditional sense, so while there may be some really dark and horrific comic book baddies out there, that is a list for another day. Let the carnage begin.

#10: Darkseid

Recognized as one of the main antagonists of DC’s super group ‘The Justice League’, Darkseid may be outnumbered by them but he certainly isn’t outmatched. Possessing an uncanny level of superhuman strength as well as being practically immortal; Darkseid is a tyrannical warlord who parades around the far reaches of the galaxy, invading any worlds he discovers with extreme force. His ultimate goal is for civilizations everywhere to submit to his rule and if they should resist, well, things get pretty nasty pretty fast. An intergalactic dictator through and through, Darkseid is not to be crossed. The guy comes from a world called ‘Apokolips’ for crying out loud, do we really need to spell out for you that he’s bad news?

#9: Red Skull

The arch nemesis of Captain America, Red Skull is a high ranking Nazi agent that goes to some questionable lengths in his quest for global domination. Possessing all the same superhuman strength as Cap, the Red Skull is a formidable combatant in hand to hand combat, however his true weapon comes from his cunning intellect. Able to devise highly complex battle strategies and political conspiracies, the Red Skull cares little for sacrificing the lives of others, including his own henchmen in order to achieve his sinister goals. For this one exception, we encourage you to completely judge a book by its cover as the Red Skull is a monster both inside and out.


#8: Bullseye

A master assassin for hire, Bullseye has one advantage that other killers in his field of work don’t have; he never misses a target. Most frequently being employed by the Kingpin of crime to do his dirty work in the streets of New York, Bullseye is responsible for giving a certain Devil of Hell’s kitchen quite a tough time over the years. Showing no remorse for the lives of others whatsoever, Bullseye tracks down his prey and will stop at nothing to put them six feet under. His most shocking and brutal act of all was when he mercilessly beat Elektra and then killed her with one of her own Sai. What makes his crimes extra evil is that he took pleasure he takes in them.

#7: Deathstroke

The DC villain who was the inspiration for Marvel’s Deadpool is not going to be someone you want to cross. Slade Wilson possesses advanced combat and marksmanship knowledge as well as superhuman strength and reflexes thanks to an experimental serum. Like a man possessed, his ferocity makes him a match for the likes of both Green Arrow and Batman. He may be blind in one eye, but he has two perfectly good arms and legs to kick the crap out of people.

#6: Sabertooth

A victim of harsh mutant prejudice for his entire life, Victor Creed’s resentment of the society which shunned him for so long translated into ferocious rage and the desire to kill. Living in the Canadian wilderness, Creed took on the alias of ‘Sabertooth’ and began terrorizing everyone, often leaving behind bodies that looked like they were viciously mauled by an animal. Sabertooth has also carried an intense hatred towards Wolverine since they first met, a relationship that only worsened after Victor brutally raped and murdered Wolverine’s then lover, Silver Fox. Aside from his beef with Wolverine, Sabertooth will show no mercy to any one else he comes across, taking great joy in using their bodies as punching bags.


#5: Doomsday

His name is DOOMSDAY! Seriously! Explanation over. If you need a little more convincing, this is the guy who killed Superman, something which other villains never came close to achieving. We feel that alone should demonstrate his capacity for violence, blood shed and destruction. Doomsday’s seemingly endless levels of endurance to just keep on fighting is mindboggling, as if his only purpose for existing is to destroy. Come to think of it, not only did he kill Superman but he also obliterated the Justice League International, gave Supergirl a nasty makeover and provided Metropolis with probably the most expensive repair bill in comic book history. Well, on the positive side…at least he lived up to his name…so good job Doomsday.

#4: Bane

You don’t have to break your back to work out why Bane is a violent character. Having brains to match all of that brawn, Bane has proven himself to be, well…the Bane of Batman’s existence for quite some time. In the ground breaking “Knightfall” storyline, the muscle bound menace planned out a downright sadistic plot to make Batman fight nearly every member of his rogues gallery in a row; just before Bane himself goes in for the killing blow. This ruthless persona has been translated very faithfully to the television, video game and film incarnations of the character; most notably recognized in modern pop culture through the intimidating performance by Tom Hardy.

#3: Evil Ernie

As a child, Ernie was able to alter the outcome of the future through his drawings, an ability which he used to severely injure his pregnant mother and kill his unborn brother. After his parents sent him to a mental institution, Ernie returned with a vengeance, viciously murdering ol’mom and pop before going on a killing spree. Want to know the really scary part? This was all before he acquired his supernatural powers. As the undead monster abomination Evil Ernie, he is armed with razor sharp claws and the ability to re-animate any of his victims into his own zombie army.

#2: The Joker

Where oh where do we begin with how much death and madness the Joker is responsible for? Let’s break it down. The clown prince of crime sadistically tortured Jason Todd, thus permanently twisting his mental state. He also savagely shot Barbara Gordon, resulting in her becoming a paraplegic and splintering the friendly relationship between her father and Batman. That’s not even mentioning the countless police officers, rival gang members and innocent bystanders caught in the crossfire of this macabre madman’s wave of terror. To top it all off, The Joker is sporting that insidious grin 24/7; a disturbing parallel between it and the violence he commits just chills us to the bone.


Before we reveal our top pick, here are a few other supervillains that would love nothing more than to poke our eyes out…

Lobo

Thanos

Two-Face

The Brood

#1: Carnage

Spider-Man had his hands full with one crazed symbiote breathing down his neck in the form of Venom, but at least Venom only inflicted violence on others in the pursuit of revenge; Carnage knows no such boundaries. The alien symbiotes enhance the characteristics of their hosts and in the case is psychotic serial killer Cletus Kasady, New York finds itself in a lot of trouble. Carnage enjoys every waking moment that he spends hurting others, which is most evident in the famous story arc “Maximum Carnage” where he assembles a group of other supervillains to wreak havoc upon New York City.


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