Top Ten Superman Villains

Superman might not have the best villains, but these ones are some of the best.

The Top Ten

1 Lex Luthor Lex Luthor Alexander "Lex" Luthor is a fictional supervillain appearing in American comic books published by DC Comics.

Lex Luthor is so good because he has no powers but can defeat Superman because he is so intelligent. In his suit, he is one of the most powerful villains in all comic book history. He is Superman's main enemy and is way better than Doomsday or Darkseid. Except for them, Lex Luthor is the most powerful villain on this list by a long shot.

I used to hate Lex Luthor as a character, seeing him as boring and shallow. But after seeing him on Smallville, he is now my favorite Superman villain. - ShuhBanggg

The only human who can beat Superman. Luthor is an interesting and intelligent villain. And he is very very evil.

He is extremely intelligent. He is basically DC's version of Norman Osborn. He is the perfect example of Brains BEATS Brawn. He, along with Batman, is the only human that is able to go toe-to-toe against the Man of Steel.

He is ruthless, cunning and can even keep the entire Legion of Doom in check. He was able to conquer the entire world (but of course gets defeated by Superman) and has caused the most pain towards Superman than all his other villains like Metallo, Darkseid, Brainiac, etc.

Lex Luthor is without a doubt the greatest Superman villain, one of the best DC villains overall and definitely OWNS the title as Superman's archenemy. - Daviddv0601

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2 Darkseid Darkseid

Darkseid is utter personification of both pure evil, cruel intelligence and power. Frankly, every other villain, especially Luthor who always seems petty to me, can't really compare,

Darkseid is stronger than superman and more intelligent. Hope they put him maybe in the final superman movie because defeating the best villain is a good way to end a movie series

Overrated villain. He's cruel and evil, but in the last years he has been more a villain of Justice League than a Superman's villain. Superman has several villains better than him.

I prefer him as a Justice League villain but yeah, he has gotten the most personal with Superman out of the entire Justice League. Heck! Superman even believed that KILLING Darkseid was the only answer to stop him! - Daviddv0601

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3 General Zod General Zod

Zod is way better then every (Superman) villain, after you see Man of Steel you will know that he is the scariest and best villain!

KNEEL BEFORE ZOD
YOU ARE NOT ALONE

Zod kicked Superman's ass in Man of Steel. Never thought so highly of him until I saw the new movie. - iamseiko

He has same powers of superman so therefore he is a very tough foe you do not want to mess with - -l-l-

Boi he is boss

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4 Doomsday Doomsday Doomsday is a fictional supervillain appearing in American comic books published by DC Comics, usually depicted as an adversary of Superman.

DOOMSDAY IS THE BEST SUPERMAN VILLAIN. HE MURDERED SUPERMAN AND THAT IS A BIG CHALLENGE FOR ANY EXISTING LIVING THING. HE CAN EVEN BEAT SPIDER-HULK, JUGGERNAUT, BANE AND WHO YOU WILL EVER THINK OF. WHEN YOU THINK OF A DC VILLAIN HE COMES IN YOUR MIND TO DESTRUCT IT. IF YOU WERE HIM YOU WOULD THINK THAT YOU CAN KILL ANYTHING AND YOU DID HAVING FUN BEING THE LAST MAN STEPPING ON THE PLANET AND EVEN THE GALAXY AND ANDROMEDA AND THE UNIVERSE
SO FEEL FREE TO KILL. YOU THINK OF HIM HE WILL REALLY DESTROY YOU WHEN YOUR ASLEEP AND KILL EVERYONE ELSE.

Doomsday is far my favorite super villain of all time. Not only he was the only villain that killed superman but he also withstand Darkseids omega beam and defeated him toe to toe. Most importantly he shockingly defeated the Justice League with one arm behind his back. The secret for Doomsday is that very time he gets killed, he regenerates back to life and becoming immune to whatever it killed him before. This signifies why Doomsday is a force to be recon with.

Doomsday is the biggest, strongest, and heaviest, superman villain of all time, he is a giant demon that killed superman at first and is five times as big as the hulk and is so powerful that not even lightning can kill him

He killed Superman. 'enough said. - Daviddv0601

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5 Bizarro

Not the most evil. Not the most dangerous. Not the most iconic. Why is Bizarro an awesome villain? Because he is all a villain shouldn't be. Bizarro represents the fun, the madness and the action that the comics are!

He's not really a villain in my opinion. He is more of an anti-villain. He believes that the villainous acts he does are heroic. He wants to be like Superman but does the opposite. He is so innocent. - Daviddv0601

Bizzaro is the evil twin of superman that tells people that belive in superman that superman is not real. He thinks he is better and happened to be a bad superhero at first before superman became superman

Bizarro,oh man, I love him because he can be very dangerous without really want to, 'cause his innocence and opposite way to think, wich make him funny and even more dangerous because can be fooled easily. Also he loves Les Luthor, and that's not really a good thing 'cause he will follow any order from him

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6 Parasite Parasite The Parasite is the name of several fictional supervillains that appear in Superman comic book stories published by DC Comics.

As a kid I watch adventures of batman and superman. In the cartoon parasite was my favorite of all the villains

He just needs to grab you and you die. He is definitely one of Superman's most deadliest enemies. - Daviddv0601

Parasite is powerful, distructive, and creepy he is the mostly villain that has nothing to do with superman but he isn't very clever

Sooo cool and you get the point

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7 Metallo Metallo Metallo is a comic book supervillain and cyborg who appears in Superman stories published by DC Comics.

He is one of my favourite Superman villains. His heart is powered by Kryptonite and he is loyal towards Lex Luthor. He is also one of the few Superman villains to push Superman through his limit. That's how bad he is. - Daviddv0601

Metallo was a regular human being, which is always a good story for a villain. He's also powered by Superman's only weakness. You can't get any badder than that.

Metallo is indeed a very popular villain, he is super strength and can easily destroy buildings and fight superman at anytime and is also very smart and crule

8 Mr. Mxyptlk

this guy was from another dimention and had the edge over superman, when I saw his premier in the superman television cartoon show I thought the show would never end superman and him were just going back and forth.

Long live Gilbert Gottfried for his voice work! - OnyxDash

A DC villain that many who have not heard of him think of him as a joke, but in reality is one of the most powerful DC villains to ever exist. He can alter reality itself! - Daviddv0601

9 Braniac

By far my favorite superman villain and would be my number one. His various incarnations are all good but his best is the "true" Braniac from the Superman: Braniac arc. Caused Pa Kent's death purely out of petty spite. Superman fantasizes about beating Braniac to death in one of the most badass sequences of dialog-free panels you'll ever see.

Why is he on here twice? Here he's listed as "Braniac" with 4% of the votes and down a little ways is listed "Brainiac" with 3% of the votes

Hello People! Are you mad? Braniac should have a solid place in top 3 and you didn't even put him in top ten... Be serious...

Brainiac should be in top place

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10 Cyborg Superman Cyborg Superman Cyborg Superman is a persona that has been used by two fictional characters in the DC Universe, both of which are supervillains that appear in comic books published by DC Comics.

The Contenders

11 Brainiac Brainiac Brainiac is a fictional supervillain appearing in American comic books published by DC Comics, commonly as an adversary of Superman.

Okay, this guy shrinks cities, destroys planets, and in his spare time caused Convergence. How is he not higher?!

Seriously, number 10! He should be at number 3!

It's ridiculous how low this character is. Not only is he one of Superman's top 3 villains, but I'd argue he's one of the best villains in all of DC Comics.

I vote for Brainiac because he shrinks worlds, he is one of the most intelligent beings in the universe, he has all the tech you would need, he can control minds and he is the best! He definitely deserves top 5 not 8!
(P.S- I voted for this Brainiac instead of the other Brainiac because this is higher! I do not know why they put him on here twice.)

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12 Toyman Toyman

Toyman has no goal or anything he is just some creepy character that hates superman and sometimes doesn't always act smart

It's because we all know the story of lex vs superman so

Over Cyborg Superman, Imperiex, and Kalibak? Really? - DCfnaf

13 Lobo

I loved him in Injustice. Also, I believe he is Stan Lee's favorite DC character. - ShuhBanggg

I know lobo should not be number one but should be in the top ten.

14 Ultraman
15 Silver Banshee

Silver Banshee is great because she turns one of Superman's strengths into a weakness.

Superman's big-mouth, screaming villian, but most of all she's also the enemy of Supergirl!

16 Superman Prime
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18 Superboy Prime Superboy Prime Superboy-Prime, also known as Superman-Prime or simply Prime, is a DC Comics superhero turned supervillain, and one of several alternate Supermen.
19 Imperiex

Come on man, this guy has powers of entropy (to destroy the universe at his will) he can do ANYTHING

Come on man, this guy has powers of entropy (to destroy the universe at his will) he can do ANYTHING

20 Batman Batman Batman aka Bruce Wayne is a fictional superhero appearing in American comic books published by DC Comics. The character was created by artist Bob Kane and writer Bill Finger, and first appeared in Detective Comics #27.
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