Last week we asked YOU to help us decide which DC Comics villain was the best of the worst. Now, after thousands and thousands of 1v1 matches with match-ups like Lex Luthor vs. Brainiac and Doomsday vs. Harley Quinn, the ultimate winner has been chosen.
So who claimed the top spot in the battle for the greatest DC Comics villain ever? Drums please …
With a 93% victory percentage, the Joker did not surprisingly claim the top prize by securing the victory in 9,434 of the 10,144 matches he was in. The Joker is one of Batman’s greatest enemies and his memorable and haunted stories in comics, movies, TV and games has made him one of the most popular characters in all of entertainment.
Darkseid, who has been one of Superman’s most iconic villains since making his first cameo in the 1970s Superman’s Pal, Jimmy Olsen # 134, took second place with a 90.5% victory percentage. Deathstroke secured third place over Lex Luthor, and Ra’s al Ghul rounded out the top five.
Three more Batman villains – Bane, Harley Quinn and Two-Face – came in the top 10 in places # 6, # 9 and # 10, respectively, while Superman’s arch-enemies Brainiac and Doomsday took places # 7 and # 8.
Taking last place, with a victory percentage of only 8.7%, was Duke of Deception, which is an opponent of Wonder Woman. Just behind the Duke were Stephen Shin, Weasel, Slipknot and TO Morrow. While Slipknot only performed the shortest of appearances in 2016’s Suicide Squad, it will be interesting to see if Weasel’s popularity skyrockets after The Suicide Squad is released on August 6, 2021.
Rounding off the worst of the worst are Deimos, Morgan Edge, Captain Nazi, Sportsmaster and Madame Zodiac.
Wondering where your favorite DC Comics villain landed, like maybe Grandma Goodness? (She took place # 75!) For all the rankings, you can see the full list of where all 152 DC Comics villains competing in this Face-Off ended up.
For more on DC Comics villains, check out our review of The Suicide Squad and a who’s who of the upcoming DCEUs cast.
Adam Bankhurst is a news writer for IGN. You can follow him on Twitter @AdamBankhurst and on Rich.