There are plenty of intriguing and compelling villains and super-villains in the comic book universe. Some of them have become the most famous characters in the world. On the other hand, others have not yet been transformed into any media form. Here is a list of the most underrated comic book villains of all time:
1. The purple man
Zebediah Kilgrave is often recognized as the Purple Man, not only because of the color of his skin, but also because he sometimes wears expensive purple street clothes. Kilgrave began his comic book career as a global spy who later developed the ability to control people’s minds. As her appearance in the Netflix series Jessica Jones will demonstrate, this is a rather dangerous superpower to possess. In fact, Marvel would do well to save the comic book villain for future series, or possibly movies.
2. Black Hand
We are all familiar with the emotional spectrum of the Green Lantern universe and the various colors it produces. But there’s a storm cloud for every rainbow, and that’s the horrific comic book villain Black Hand. And over time, it becomes more and more twisted and unstable. He even manages to sound the enigmatic dark power, allowing him to drain the life force of others. However, he never really managed to connect with the general public. Black Hand seems like an intriguing initial foe for the Green Lantern to face. The power of imagination and the will to preserve life against the power of darkness, destruction and entropy. What’s not to like?
Most people think that Magneto’s only ability is to manipulate metal. It is completely inaccurate. This comic book villain has demonstrated that the extent of his strength is significantly greater. He can not only move metal, but he can also produce extremely powerful electromagnetic pulses. He can create wormholes, generate and harness electromagnetic energy down to photons, and feed his superpowers through his own body to increase his physical strength and agility. Magneto can also alter the behavior of gravitational fields, becoming invisible, and producing force fields strong enough to repel Thor, the Phoenix, and even Galactus. Moreover, he is also a real genius, knowing a lot of things.
4. Doctor Octopus
Doc Ock is one of Spider-Man’s most memorable adversaries, and he was just included in the latest Spider-Man movie. This villain has fought Spider-Man in a number of famous encounters and remains one of his most vocal foes. The train sequence in Sam Raimi’s Spider-Man 2 should demonstrate just how well the clash of these two characters was choreographed. Both Peter and Otta are incredibly smart, and it’s always fun to watch them try to outdo each other. However, he’s a villain that deserves his own spinoff and should be included in more programs.
Kingpin is a well-respected comic book villain among Marvel fans, but his full range of talents are often underestimated. When it comes to physical warfare, he is best known as a criminal mastermind who enlists the aid of his minions. He has nonetheless demonstrated that he is a capable fighter. He’s proven himself capable of taking on Spider-Man and Daredevil, without being superhuman in any way. Despite his height and weight, he has been shown to surpass the Amazing Spider-Man and match the hero in speed.