The battle between heroes and villains in the world today is real, and what the fictional characters display on screen or on the pages of our favorite comic books is usually a reflection of what is happening in the real world. The above battle is not about to end anytime soon, and we can only keep hoping that the good will keep prevailing over evil every time. Real-life superheroes are not only the police officers, the doctors, or the rescue workers, but they include ordinary citizens who step up to help people in need of assistance and to speak up against oppression and corruption.
Fictional superheroes seem to have all the fun fighting crime owing to their superhuman abilities and the fact that they follow a script that usually has a happy conclusion. However, the fictional villains do not go down easy since there are some who are so powerful that they can take down a group superheroes single-handedly.
The rise of very powerful superheroes has also led to the rise of very powerful villains, and this makes the battle between good and evil very complicated. Some villains are so powerful because of their wit, physical strength, unique abilities, disturbed past, or sheer size, that it would send shivers down your spine to think of your favorite superhero facing them alone. The action that results from fights involving any of these villains is worth watching because we all know that these badass villains can get the better of the very best heroes. Here are the 15 most powerful Marvel villains that we all love to fear:
15 The Enchantress
The Enchantress is an Asgardian, meaning that she has god-like speed, strength, and stamina. Although she does not like to engage in physical battles, this manipulative creature has the ability to use magic and illusions to get the better of any of her opponents. One kiss from this sorceress can make any man become her slave for a period, the same kiss that cures her injuries fast. This supervillain is not one for Thor to fight with his hammer, an aspect that makes her even more dangerous. Her elusiveness combined with her power makes her one of the most threatening Marvel foes out there.
Bullseye is one of the most dangerous supervillains that the Marvel superheroes have to face, because he can use anything as a weapon. Although he does not possess any superpowers, his expert martial arts skills and talent in throwing projectiles with pinpoint accuracy make him a very lethal killing machine. Bullseye has killed people using playing cards, a toothpick, by spitting out his tooth, and in many other unique and creative ways, talents that make him the ideal killer to hire. His unpredictable nature and lethal accuracy make him dangerous beyond belief.
The designers of MODOK wanted him to become a super intelligent being that would be used for computing purposes, which is why his original name was MODOC (Mental Organism Designed Only for Computing). However, he grew so ambitious and greedy for power that he killed his masters and became the supervillain we know MODOK (Mental Organism Designed Only For Killing). His most powerful weapon is his superior intelligence, computer-like memory, the ability to control groups of people, and the ability to generate a force field.
12 Lady Deathstrike
It will never be polite to hit a lady, unless if that lady's name is Deathstrike. This supervillain has been a problem that the X-Men have had to face on numerous occasions, with Wolverine crossing paths with her on multiple times. Lady Deathstrike is very dangerous since, in addition to her prowess in numerous Asian martial arts, she has superhuman speed, strength, agility, and stamina. Her ten indestructible claws are some of her most intimidating weapons, as they're made out of adamantium, the same material that was bonded to wolverine's skeleton and claws.
11 Green Goblin
Green Goblin was not always a bad person because underneath that mask is a small but athletic man named Norman Osborne. However, Osborne he has managed to keep Spider-Man on his toes with his insane criminal deeds, killing Peter Parker's girlfriend Gwen Stacy being one of the worst things he's done. The Green Goblin might not have any special superpowers, but he's rich, brilliant, mentally unstable and knows how to use his technologically advanced gadgets to fight off Spider-Man.
Sabretooth is Wolverine's oldest nemeses. While Wolverine has always tried to suppress his vicious animal side, Sabretooth embraces his primal brutality. This beast is meaner and bigger than Wolverine and he has no morals, qualities that make him very dangerous. Sabretooth has killed many people either for his own pleasure or as a hired assassin, and his superhuman abilities and fighting skills make killing a walk in the park for him. He shares the same advanced healing capabilities as Wolverine, making him virtually immortal and all the more threatening.
Kingpin is one of the most powerful crime lords in the world, and he controls all forms of criminal activity wherever it is. He has been Spider-Man's problem for a while, though the whole of the Marvel Universe knows about him. What makes him so dangerous is his immense wealth which he uses to control the entire criminal underworld of New York City. The assassins and thugs on his payroll make him virtually untouchable and a very big threat to anyone who tries to step on his toes. Although he does not have superpowers, he does have incredible strength and has superb fighting skills.
8 Doctor Doom
Dr. Doom is an arrogant and power-hungry supervillain, who believes that the world is his to rule. One advantage he has over his opponents is his super intellect, although Dr. Reed Richards has a way of matching up to his brilliance. His intelligence allows him to prepare for anything that his opponents throw at him, though his pride and arrogance are over the moon. Dr. Doom can steal and then replicate the superpowers that other beings have, he has mystical capabilities, and he can project energy, summon demons, and do many other evil things.
7 Red Skull
Red Skull is Captain America's enemy, whose mission is to establish his race as the leaders of the world. Despite not having any superpowers like many other villains, Red Skull is a genius and possesses a very high level of intelligence. He is also very skilled in martial arts and is a trained marksman with excellent gun handling abilities and the use of explosives. Red Skull has great strength and is full of malice. He has no form of goodness in him and his life's goal is to rule the world, a desire that makes it difficult for superheroes to stop him.
Apocalypse is a mutant who believes that he should rule the world, a belief that has transformed him into a very powerful villain. Apocalypse considers the human race to be weak and unfit to survive and is therefore out to push Darwin's theory of survival of the fittest. Apocalypse has no problem killing people as well as mutants, since he is one of the oldest mutants and has survived very many years and wars against humanity. His superhuman powers include his ability to shape shift and swap bodies as well as psionic abilities. Apocalypse is, therefore, a force to reckon with for any superhero.
Ultron is one of the worst supervillains that the Avengers have ever had to deal with. This artificial intelligence creature has amazing superhuman abilities and has deadly offensive weapons, which send very powerful opponents straight into a coma. Ultron's genius intellect, his ability to self-repair, his creative intelligence, and his indestructible core and amour made of adamantium make him unyielding and the worst villain to go up against. Originally, Ultron was the creation of Hank Pym, or Ant-Man. In The Avengers: Age of Ultron, he is created by Tony Stark who loses control of his A.I. experiment.
Magneto is a mutant who grew up abused and looked down on, having lived through the Holocaust, but now has the power to destroy even the strongest human being without using his hands. Magneto is one of the most powerful mutants thanks to his special ability to manipulate ferrous and non-ferrous elements. Magneto wants the mutants to rule over the humans because he feels mutant are superior in every way. Some of his additional powers include the ability to rearrange matter, to levitate, to create a force field and to turn invisible, among many others. His abilities make him the biggest problem that the X-Men have had to face, and one of the worst villains of all time.
There are villains, and then there are intergalactic supervillains whose scale of operations is far beyond the world's ability to prevent. Galactus is one such supervillain who literally eats planets to survive. Galactus can do anything imaginable, and when he sets his eyes on a planet, there is little any superhero can do to stop him from executing his plans to destroy it and drain it of its powers. However, the Fantastic Four have managed to drive him away after Galactus set his sights on Earth.
Loki is the most mischievous and lying villains of all. He will seldom engage in combat, preferring to hide behind his lies and mischief to make things go his way. Loki has no real alliances because he is able to gain the trust of villains and superheroes alike and make them pay for trusting him through his deceit. Loki has managed to trick Thor numerous times, and has even convinced Thor's father to exile his beloved son. Loki's desires are to sit on Asgard's throne, a role that is destined for Thor. The dangerous thing about this trickster's ambitions is that he will do anything it takes to get what he wants. Even scarier is that he possesses god-like powers, although he prefers to use manipulation to get what he wants.
Of all villains in the Marvel Universe, none is quite as excited about killing as Thanos. His body count is ridiculously high. He has killed over half of all living beings in the universe, a feat that no other supervillain can boast of matching. Thanos is a member of the Titanian Eternals, a superhuman race that has deadly superpowers. Thanos has unmatched durability, stamina, and strength, he can project and absorb cosmic energy, he can manipulate matter, and he is capable of telepathy and telekinesis. To make him even more dangerous, Thanos is a genius in all fields of science and technology that are far beyond the science on Earth. Thanos is simply the worst villain to go up against.