Who’s Your Favorite Marvel Villain?

This week has passed and that means it’s time for another weekly Who’s Your segment. Last week I asked you all who was your favorite classic Star Wars character and this week I’m excited to see which Marvel villain is the one you happen to enjoy the most. Here are all of the villains.

Ronan the Accuser

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Ronan was a slightly corny villain but that’s what made him so perfect for Guardians of the Galaxy. He was still a worthy adversary though as he nearly destroyed Xandar and was able to wield the might of the Power Stone. Thankfully the Guardians were more powerful than him though. 🙂

General “Thunderbolt” Ross

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The anti-Hulk, that could’ve made for a very compelling and intimidating villain. While I don’t remember The Incredible Hulk very well I do remember this villain because he definitely was scary looking. Too bad the movie wasn’t better. *shrug*

Malekith

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Malekith definitely wasn’t anywhere near the most compelling MCU villain but he did provide Thor and Loki plenty of anguish as he managed to kill off Thor’s mother.

Ivan Vanko

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I liked Whiplash in Iron Man 2 simply because he made the film fun to watch. He’s one of the MCU’s earliest villains but I still remember him because he was such an interesting antagonist.

 

Yellow Jacket

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Yellow Jacket wasn’t one of the most memorable villains in the MCU but he did have a very cool outfit and he was deviously villainous. I can’t wait to see what Ghost can do in Ant-Man and the Wasp.

 

Obadiah Stane

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Iron Man was the first film in the MCU and in its time it was a remarkable superhero movie. Obadiah Stane was a worthy antagonist and of course, in retrospect, he’s undoubtedly kind of lame but he is still one of the greatest villains Tony Stark had to face.

Zemo

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Zemo wasn’t the type of perfect villain you would expect for a climactic film like Captain America: Civil War but his lackluster appearance is what made him become one of the MCU’s most compelling villains. His plan to fracture The Avengers through and through actually ended up prevailing and that is an incredible feat.

 

Ego

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The shocking twist of Peter’s dad, Ego, becoming the main antagonist in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 was definitely one of the biggest surprises in the MCU and a saddening development for Peter Quill. While he isn’t one of the most memorable villains in the MCU he definitely had an interesting part to play in Peter’s story.

 

The Mandarin

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To find out that Ben Kingsley’s version of The Mandarin was just a front and that the true identity of The Mandarin was really Aldrich Killian was definitely a stunning surprise and a great twist for the fun action flick.

Secretary Pierce

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Secretary Pierce was a great villain for The Winter Soldier because like the unexpected fact that S.H.I.E.L.D was taken over by Hydra it was a shocking realization to discover that he was the true antagonist of the movie.

Ultron

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Ultron is one of the most iconic villains in the Marvel comics and while he wasn’t elevated to the same status of greatness in the MCU he helped move along the story that was leading to Thanos.

Kaecilius

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I liked Kaecilius simply because his eyes were so intriguing to look at. There had never been a villain like him in the MCU before and he definitely embodied that strange aspect that made Doctor Strange such a fun movie to watch. And Mads Mikkelsen is simply a fabulous actor so that helped make this villain all the more interesting.

Red Skull

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Red Skull was one of the MCU’s most compelling villains and to see him return in Avengers: Infinity War was simply amazing. Hugo Weaving is another fantastic actor that managed to get into the MCU and I’m so glad he was able to return in Infinity War.

 

Hela

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Hela, the first major female villain in the MCU, played by the wondrous Cate Blanchett, was the perfect antagonist for the story of Thor: Ragnarok. She was charismatic, she was more powerful than Thor, and she was funny, in her own little way. I love Hela.

The Vulture

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When I saw that Michael Keaton was going to be the villain in Spider-Man: Homecoming I couldn’t have gotten more excited and it was awesome to see that he truly was a villain worth getting excited about. It’s already been announced that he’ll make a return in the Spider-Man sequel and I can’t wait to see what new mischief he’ll get into.

Loki

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Loki’s story evolved throughout his involvement in the MCU in the same fashion as the heroes and even though he came to a sudden tragic ending in Infinity War I can look back on his role in the MCU with a bright smile on my face.

 

Erik Killmonger

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Erik Killmonger was easily one of the greatest villains in the MCU as he brought an actual menace and a comprehensible motivation to Black Panther that helped make it the best reviewed superhero film of all time. It’s rumored that Killmonger might be making a return in Black Panther 2 and I’m hoping those rumors are true. 🙂

Thanos

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Thanos is the latest villain to arrive in the MCU and he definitely was worth every bit of the wait. Not only was he the first antagonist to defeat the heroes soundly in his MCU debut but he was just a great villain overall for the movie. Josh Brolin was already one of my favorite actors but after his portrayal of Thanos he has truly reached legendary status for me.

Thanos is my favorite MCU villain simply because he’s the first villain that all of the heroes that have been introduced in the MCU couldn’t defeat. They almost beat him but thanks to Star-Lord that plan was ultimately defeated and he ended up wiping out half of the universe. His actions led to one of the greatest shockers in movie franchise history and I can’t wait to see our heroes tackle him again in Avengers 4 next year.

So, which of these heroes is your favorite villain? Feel free to provide your answers in the comments below. I thank you for reading and I hope you have a marvelous day.

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