A few weeks ago on an episode of The Other Identity, Ben and Robbie listed some of their favorite Marvel Villains. After a group stage of 16 bad guys, we’ve narrowed it down for the quarter-finals. It’s up to you and your friends to help us crown Marvel’s Best Villain of all time. Below are the match-ups, vote for your favorite at the bottom of the post. Also, make sure to follow CheckpointXP on Twitter for future updates.
Also make sure to check out the Marvel Villains episode of The Other Identity with Ben Morse and Robbie Landis.
Magneto v Hela, Goddess of Death
Magneto is the Master of Magnetism and there has been very little that’s been able to stop him. He’s one of the cornerstones of the Marvel Villains pantheon. Does he have what it takes to be Marvel’s Best Villain? Magneto is easily the most recognizable of the X-Men villains. However, ion the past he has suffered defeat and been jailed within a prison of glass. Though he has committed countless atrocities against humanity, in his own eyes he’s just fighting for a better world for his own people.
Hela the Goddess of Death is a literal god. Sister to Thor and daughter of Odin in the Norse pantheon, she is an Asgardian with an unquenchable thirst for battle. Hela defeat came not at the hands of mortals, but gods. It took very powerful magic to keep at bay by Odin the All-Father himself. Magneto’s chances of survival will depend on if Hela weaponry consists of metal. Or will magic persevere in this match?
Dr. Doom v Loki, God of Mischief
Victor Von Doom is one of the greatest villains of the Marvel universe. Dictator and Ruler of Latveria he posses a genius-level intellect and technopathy. This allows him to create devices and plans that no ordinary mortal could even conceive. He’s also mastered energy absorption and projection, mind transference, and dark sorcerer and mysticism. All of that on top of the fact that his armor grants him super-human strength and durability and countless other powers. Victor Von Doom may be the closest a mortal has come to being a god.
Our second Asgardian in the competition is Loki. Half-brother to Thor and adopted son of Odin the All-Father. Loki is half Frost Giant and the rightful heir to Johutenheim the world of the Frost Giants. He is a master of manipulation and deceit. He’s faked his death perhaps more than anyone else in the Marvel universe. As a god, he has superhuman strength, speed, durability, and longevity. His Asgardian powers also allow him astral projection, the ability to create energy blasts, flight, illusions, inter-dimensional teleportation, shapeshifting and telepathy.
Thanos v Normal Osborne, the Green Goblin
Thanos is the last of his kind, a Titan has gone mad from watching the entire watch collapse before him when he held the answers to their survival. A genius tactician with a will and determination to do whatever he can to win. Most notably, he has wielded the Infinity Gauntlet which gives me power over all facets of the universe itself. Outside pf that tool, which could be wielded by a number of individuals he has superhuman strength, speed, stamina, durability, agility, and longevity. He’s also skilled in hand-to-hand combat and has a history of military experience.
Norman Osborne is a different kind of mad titan. He’s a titan of the industry thanks to his genius-level intellect and cutthroat business acumen. Thanks to the Goblin Formula that turned him into the Green Goblin, he has superhuman strength, stamina, durability, agility, and reflexes. A regenerative healing factor and access to Tony Start-level of devices. His one downfall may be his inability to look past the slights caused to him by a teenage super-hero with a Spider motif.
Venom v Ultron
Venom is an alien symbiote that requires a host in order to survive. Due to having first bonded with Spider-Man, his power set consists of all of Spidey’s abilities. He also has limited shapeshifting and camouflage and autonomous defense capabilities. He holds a grudge against Spider-Man, similar to the Green Goblin, and has been one of the wall-crawler’s oldest foes. His weaknesses include sonic-level sound blasts and intense heat.
Ultron is a sentient, hyper-intelligent murder robot created by Hank Pym (or Tony Stark, depending on the universe). He is one of the Avenger’s deadliest villains, but is he Marvel’s Best Villain? His abilities vary based on his robotic body, but with a near-limitless capacity for change and adaptation, it makes Ultron a truly fearsome foe. He has the ability to create and harness simultaneously several different bodies. His objective has always been the destruction of the Avengers. In the Marvel Cinematic Universe, he sought to create an extinction-level event and was even responsible for the creation of the Vision.
Vote below to help us determine Marvel’s Best Villain of all time.
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