5 of The Scariest Villains in Comics

Scariest Villains

5 of The Scariest Villains in Comics

With October 31st just over a month away, I thought that a Scariest Villains Countdown was in order.

The 5 characters on this list embody what it means to be scary, demented and maniacal. Before you go to bed tonight, be sure to leave your night light on. You’re going to need it.

To make this list you didn’t need to be from any specific publisher or have been around for a long time. All you needed was a thirst for blood, screams and death.

Without further adieu, here are 5 of The Scariest Villains in Comics.

Oh, and in case you were wondering, they are in no particular order.

The Joker

Scary Joker

How can one have a list of the Scariest Characters in Comics without the inclusion of The Joker?

While gaining a reputation as the most well-known character in comics, The Joker has made life for Batman a living Hell. He has brought Batman to the edge on more than one occasion. He has managed to brutally kill Essen Gordon, Jason Todd, and have Superman kill Lois Lane while destroying Metropolis in the meantime.

If you aren’t afraid of The Joker, you should be. Bozo the Clown and It have nothing on him.

The Green Goblin

Green Goblin

From an appearance point of view, it is easy to see why The Green Goblin makes the list. He is maniacal and hell-bent on ridding the world of Spider-Man.

I will venture a guess and say that his ‘bag of tricks’ are not as fun as you might think.

Like The Joker, The Green Goblin has done his share of foul deeds, the most famous of which saw him kill Gwen Stacy.

There has been more than one person to take on the persona of The Green Goblin, all of whom are equally crazy. The Green Goblin has genius-level intelligence which makes him a little more difficult to handle than the others on this list. To aid his cause, he has created a plethora of weapons, including his Glider and Pumpkin Bombs.

Don’t expect him to receive a Red Rose on The Bachelor anytime soon.

The Brood

Marvel Brood

It’s safe to say that these aren’t the typical mosquito you would find on a hot summer’s day.

Not only do The Brood possess razor-sharp teeth, they also have the ability to fly, and sting you with their tail. Loyal to the end, they are led by their Queen and they must find and infect others races so that they may reproduce.

If you are thinking that they look an awful lot like the creatures from the Aliens movie franchise, you think correctly.

Created by Chris Claremont in 1982, The Brood have been terrorizing the world ever since. If there is a species that needs to learn about Birth Control, this would be it.


DC Scarecrow

Without knowing anything about Scarecrow, would you believe that he is a Doctor in Psychology? Yes, you read that correctly, he is a Doctor.

Jonathan Crane, or Scarecrow as he is more commonly referred to, was a psychiatrist who had a fascination with fear. This fascination led him to take up a position at Arkham so that he may perform experiments on its patients. The treatments that he gave his patients actually didn’t cure them, but rather they brought out their worst fears and phobias.

In essence, if you walk into his clinic, you become his personal lab rat.

Oh, and just in case you were wondering, no, he is not from Oz.



Kind of an obvious choice isn’t he?

The Symbiote Carnage hand-picked the worst of the worst criminal offenders and through it the dreams of children have been terrorized since 1991. This means that he has been around longer than my little brother.

Like a few others on this list, Carnage has committed numerous kills all while showing no signs of remorse.

His power and purpose is so strong that Spider-Man has had to take on Venom as a sidekick on more than one occasion.

What you need to know if you were to run into Carnage is to turn and run the other way. Come to think of it, you probably wouldn’t get too far. When he catches you, pray you put on your dark pants in the morning.

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