We have heard the phrase every hero needs a villain but there are some heroes that have a higher caliber of villains than others. So, who in both the DC and Marvel universes have the best villains? We’ve collected a list of the top ten rogues’ galleries in comics today and our list continues with the X-Men at number 4.
The children of the atom have a very impressive villains’ roster as they have battled the likes of Dracula and have even been sent to the depths of hell.
There are some villains that are not super-powered such as the Silver Samurai who holds a grudge against Wolverine. Other villains defy explanation such as Mojo whose world is based on the television industry which is madness unto itself. Arcade is another villain that defies explanation as his Murderworld would have traps that cater to the weaknesses of the heroes he was trying to kill. The sentinels are giant armored robots that are designed to hunt mutants. One of these sentinels was called Nimrod and this kicked off the Days of Future Past story line that had this sentinel hunt down and kill mutants. You also have the Brotherhood of Evil Mutants that is a team of mutants such as Magneto, Blob, Pyro, Mystique and others who are bent on taking the world back for mutants.
Apocalypse has to be one of the most powerful mutants that the X-Men has gone up against however, he is the not the most powerful one. That spot is reserved for Jean Gray aka Phoenix when she became Dark Phoenix as she had enough power to consume a star, effectively wiping out billions of people. This drew the attention of the Shi’ar, and the Imperial Guard as Professor Xavier challenged her to a duel to decide her fate. The X-Men lost that battle and Jean Gray was put to rest but in no way stayed dead and buried.
Tune in tomorrow for our pick for number 3 on Comix Asylum’s list of the Top 10 Rogues Galleries in Comics.