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    Default Your top 5 (or 10) favorite DC villains

    And not because DC Comics tells you these should be your favorites. They could be recently ignored, underdeveloped, or forgotten about villains but because their backstory, special powers, or history interests you, they remain favorites of yours.

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    Joker
    Harley Quinn (not her current tweener version)
    Bane
    Ra's
    Deathstroke

    My bottom five because no one ever asks for that.
    Lex Luthor
    Batman who Laughs
    Hush
    Flamingo
    Despero
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    Emerald Empress - so haughty, so camp

    Gorilla Grodd - loves me the monkey!

    Giganta - what a crazy origin, where can we go from here?

    Cheshire - whether the classic Wolfman/Perez version or the Young Justice animated version, she's just fun

    Brainiac - probably the most 'big name' villain I like, in a world overrun with Luthors and Jokers

    Honorable mentions; Angle Man, Chronos, Tattooed Man, Multiplex, Poison Ivy, Count Vertigo, Ocean Master, , Killer Frost, Shadow Thief, Gentleman Ghost

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    1. The Joker
    2. Lex Luthor
    3. Cheetah (Rich or Minerva)
    4. Darkseid
    5. Harley Quinn
    6. Sinestro
    7. Black Adam
    8. Black Manta
    9. Circe
    10. Dr. Sivana

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    1. Lex Luthor, easy. Machiavellian intellect, alpha male, and all around ruthless bastard.
    2. Black Manta for no other reason than that helmet. Freaking sweet.
    3. Harley Quinn; I get that a lot of people are burned out on her, but to me she's just a fun psychotic delight.
    4. R'as al Ghul because he's basically a James Bond villain in a superhero universe.
    5. Giganta because reasons.

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    my faves...

    -The Shade (particularly when written by James Robinson)
    -Darkseid (in his unadulterated Kirby incarnation, not more modern takes on him)
    -The Ventriloquist (my favorite of the Batman Rogues Gallery)
    -Wotan (a standout of the early more Lovecraftian Golden Age Doctor Fate stories)
    -Tala (mysterious adversary of the Bronze Age Phantom Stranger stories, is she witch? sorceress? demoness?)
    -Blackbriar Thorn (druid, tree creature, elemental villain)
    -The Gentleman Ghost (highwayman, supernatural entity or gimmick? he rocks a monocle, cape , top hat and cane like no one else)
    -The Shadow Thief (great concept and visual, not always executed well)
    -Ras al Ghul (particularly the early O'Neil/Adams version and the Batman: TAS portrayal)
    -Vandal Savage ( I love the concept of an eternal pre-historic adversary)


    if we are doing a bottom 5 too...

    -Joker (he's been tired and played out since the 80s for me)
    -Reverse Flash (I dislike villains who are simply mirror images of the hero they face, it' s lazy conceptual design)
    -Bizarro (see above)
    -Amazo (similar lazy conceptual design)
    -Black Adam (again simply a mirror version of the hero)

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    Kanto
    Darkseid
    Shadow-Thief
    Anansi
    Tobias Whale
    La Dama
    R'as al Ghul
    Vandal Savage
    Joker
    Circe
    Sinestro
    Eobard Thawne
    Star Sapphire (Ferris
    Phantasm (Andrea Beaumont
    Teth Adam
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    1. Lex Luthor. Dude is Rick Sanchez meets Doctor Doom meets Scrooge McDuck. Deserves his own 12- issue maxi-series next year (2020) for his 80th anniversary.

    2. Brainiac. If we could only get a singular coherent version of the machine. One of the few villains who can easily match Superman without being a Kryptonian.

    3. Cheetah. Priscilla Rich, not Barbara Minerva, as the dominant persona. Again, she needs an overhaul AWAY from the furry bestial mode.

    4. Darkseid. No un-amped superhero (short of the Spectre) should have a chance against Darkseid. Not Superman, not Orion. OK, maybe Highfather can, but only if he is DC's answer to Marvel's classic Odin. Also, See: Thanos.

    5. Reaper. The obscure villain from BATMAN: YEAR TWO and FULL CIRCLE. Such a cool visual.

    Bottom 5

    5. Poison Ivy
    4. Zoom
    3. General Dru-Zod
    2. Joker
    1. Harley Quinn.
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    Quakemaster
    The Archer
    The Dark Archer
    Prometheus
    Turbine
    Airstryke
    Blackout
    Despot
    Vertigo
    Effigy

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    1. Catman
    2. Cheetah
    3. Doctor Polaris
    4. Eviless
    5. Maxima
    6. Superwoman
    7. Poison Ivy
    8. Queen of Fables
    9. Satin Satan
    10. Marionette & Mime

    A lot of great, unutilized potential in these characters.

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    I personally really love Prometheus. That's all I can think of rn lol

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    Tharok, Emerald Empress, Mano, the Persuader, and Validus.

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    Lex Luthor
    Joker
    Darkseid
    Brainiac
    Two-Face
    Mongul
    Sinestro
    Reverse-Flash
    Black Adam
    Anti-Monitor

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    My Top 10:

    1. Slade (Deathstroke)
    2. Talia al Ghul
    3. Poison Ivy
    4. Two-Face
    5. Black Adam
    6. Prometheus
    7. The Joker
    8. Lex Luthor
    9. Atrocitus
    10. Dr. Manhattan (if he counts)

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    In no particular order;
    Marionette/Mime
    Condiment King (hey, I like goofiness as times)
    Killer Croc
    Batman/Bruce Wayne
    The kids Jason Todd is teaching
    Bizarro (not the clone from Red Hood and the Outlaws)
    Zod
    Eobard Thawne
    Dr. Manhatten
    Cheetah

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