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Top 10 Scariest Supervillains!

5. Doomsday


Doomsday is a genetically-created creature from the planet Krypton. He is the embodiment of all the evil and monsters from Krypton and is the ultimate killing machine. He is basically indestructible and can kill the un-killable. If the Devil was real, I believe he would look like Doomsday.

His gnarly exterior is made from sharp spikes that can pierce the super skin of any Kryptonian. If you didn’t know, sorry to break it to you, but this monstrosity killed Superman. Superman the invincible superhero, yes that guy. Fortunately, Doomsday was killed at the same time in a kamikaze style stand-off… The only reason Doomsday doesn’t rank higher is because Smallville made him not scary. Why is it that when horrific supervillains are brought to the screen, it’s always such a massive fail?

4. Bloody Mary

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The number four spot goes to the only woman on the list, Bloody Mary. She is the creepy urban legend that the cool kid whose parents let them watch their horror film VHS’s when they were 8 years old used to talk about at sleepovers. Who remembers the story? Say her name 3 times in the mirror and her evil face will appear and stare back. Did anyone actually have the balls to try this? Not me.

Bloody Mary was recently depicted in the Batwoman New 52 series, where she took on the appearance of her original folklore apparition. In Volume II of Batwoman: To Drown The World, Mary Worth is summoned by Maro, an agent of Medusa, to aid in wreaking havoc upon Gotham. All Mary wants is to collect peoples faces, that’s literally all she in interested in, she collects them so she can wear them. This is the stuff that nightmares are made of.

3. The Emperor


Did anyone else freak out the first time they saw electricity come out of his hands?? I think I know where John Carpenter got inspiration for the electric guy in Big Trouble in Little China.

When you think of the villains in Star Warseveryone always focuses on Darth Vader and Darth Maul. It has occurred to me that the Emperor is somewhat overlooked. I mean, look at him, he is one creepy-looking S.O.B. who even sounds creepy.

The Emperor is the embodiment of evil, a tyrannical warlord of the Sith, who are a cult of practitioners of the dark side of he force. He is the Vladimir Putin of the galaxy. Thankfully, for every antagonist there is a protagonist… *Fist-bumps Luke Skywalker*.

2. Scarecrow

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The first time I saw this guy was whilst watching Batman Begins, not my favourite Batman film but that’s another story. More recently, Scarecrow has reappeared in my life. I was minding my own business, playing Batman Arkham Knight on PS4, and this scary mo-fo took over the screen! They should have a “Warning: Graphic Content” label before his monstrous face pops up!

If Scarecrow’s raggedy face isn’t enough to give you the shivers, his weapon of choice will be. This crazy hooded nightmare possesses a fear gas, a chemical concoction that strikes the most unbearable fear into the minds of all those who inhale it. Scarecrow is basically a mad scientist who wants to use the population of Gotham in his warped experiments. If you’re not scared of him, you will be of whatever mind-destroying images you witness once his fear toxin overwhelms you. He makes your biggest fears become reality.

1. The Joker


If you don’t find this face terrifying, then you have no soul.

Every representation of the infamous Joker character that I have seen, from the original comic creation, to the Jack Nicholson version, to the more current Jared Leto Suicide Squad portrayal, each and every one of them is as terrifying as the next. Every time this character is written, his unique psychopathic characteristics are represented in a disturbing and chilling manner. His lack of empathy and love are replaced by his hate-filled, psychopathic nature. He definitely killed small animals as a child.

The origin of the Joker isn’t as black and white as the above picture. Originally, he was a failed comedian who turned to crime to support his pregnant wife. He then becomes a criminal mastermind known as the Red Hood. Whilst he is out committing crimes, Batman interrupts him and he falls into a vat of chemical waste where he becomes disfigured, which turns him insane and into the Joker. This origin story is kinda lame because it’s not your usual radioactive meteor story, but in a way it makes sense. The Joker has no super powers; the chemical waste just bleached his skin, dyed his hair green, and made him cuckoo. He genuinely is just a cracked-out, sadistic criminal mastermind, which is what makes him so petrifying. Someone like him could actually exist.

For all those Joker fans out there I give you, The Best of The Joker:

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Samantha Jones