25 Menacing Facts about Marvel Villains

11Bonebreaker

Bonebreaker was one of Donald Pierce’s Reavers, an army of cyborgs. Bonebreaker also has a cannon in his torso. Many of the Reavers were people Wolverine left for dead, who needed metal replacements for parts that the feisty Canadian chopped off.


12Doctor Doom

Doctor Doom recognizes that a villain needs to be powerful to overcome his nemesis, so why not sacrifice his estranged wife in exchange for power? Doom allowed a pack of demons to tear his wife apart and give him new magical armor crafted from her skin.


13Wolverine and Itsu

Wolverine is infamous for his tragic past and the misery that follows him throughout life. Most of his love interests die and most of his attempts to lead a normal life get upended when his loved ones are in danger. One of Wolverine’s love interests, Itsu, was murdered by The Winter Soldier while she was pregnant. The unborn baby survived and became another one of Wolverine’s enemies, his son Daken. Daken eventually joined the Avengers and the X-Men, but not before nearly killing his dad by eviscerating him.


14Donald Pierce

You might remember Donald Pierce, the metal-armed villain from Logan. In the comics, he joins The Hellfire Club as a way to get closer to mutants. By this point in the comics, evil mutants have infiltrated the group, and Pierce’s real intentions are to kill its leaders.


15Killgrave

Killgrave is arguably the best villain in the Marvel Universe, brought to creepy and charismatic life on Netflix by David Tennant. In the comics, Zebediah Killgrave is known as The Purple Man, due to his skin color—a side-effect of his powers. Like the comics, Killgrave uses his hypno-pheromones to keep Jessica Jones a prisoner for months.



16Captain America

Marvel faced a wave of backlash when Captain America was revealed to be a Hydra agent all along. The full story is still unfolding, but the basic explanation is that a sentient Cosmic Cube, as seen in Avengers, rewrote Captain’s history, changing him into a young soldier raised by Hydra.


17Omega Red

Omega Red is a Russian murderer who was later experimented on by the Soviets, gifting him with carbonadium tentacles. Omega Red has a blink-and-you’ll-miss-it appearance in Deadpool 2 but may have more screen time in the bonus Blu-Ray footage, since there is a scene titled “Chess with Omega Red.”


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18Mister Sinister

X-Men villain Mister Sinister was born in the 19th century and was actually a scientific peer to Charles Darwin. He became a pariah among the scientific community later though, as they looked down on some of his methods like experimenting on homeless people.


19Graydon Creed

During the ‘60s, Sabretooth met and fell in love with Leni Zauber, who was actually Mystique in disguise. The two had a month-long fling while they worked together as government operatives, but things soured a bit when Sabretooth found out about Zauber’s true identity. Either way, they got back together decades later and had a human son, Graydon Creed, who would go on to become an anti-mutant activist.


20Galactus

Galactus, the Devourer of Worlds, was stomping around before The Big Bang. Galactus was originally a humanoid explorer from the planet Taa, but the Big Bang wiped out his universe. Afterward, he became the world devourer we all know and love today.

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