Ever since 2008, the Marvel Cinematic Universe has been one of the most prominent film franchises. With tons of released movies and a lot more planned for the future, the franchise has been admired for its superheroes and Villains. In its long list of films, Marvel has introduced some memorable portrayals of characters we only read in comic books. Here we have a list of top five most famous Marvel villains of all time.

The Sentinels

The Sentinels are a variety of mutant-hunting robots appearing in the American comic books. They played a large number of roles in the “X-Men” animated series.

Additionally, a simulated version made an appearance in “X-Men: The Last Stand” and “X-Men: Apocalypse.” IGN has ranked the Sentinels as the 38th Greatest Comic Book Villain of All Time. They are technologically advanced and exhibit an extensive range of abilities. They can detect mutants at long range, and their bodies are resistant to damage.

Norman Osborn

Norman Osborn is one of the most famous Marvel villains of all time. This character was first created by Stan Lee and Steve Ditko and appeared in “Spider-Man,” “Spider-Man and His Amazing Friends” and “Spider-Man Unlimited.” Norman is widely regarded as Spider-Man's archenemy and responsible for tragedies in Peter Parker's life. His popularity has seen him appear on a variety of merchandise and inspires real-world structures.


Formerly a mortal man, Galactus is a cosmic entity who originally consumed planets to sustain his life force. He serves in the upkeep of the primary Marvel continuity. The character made appearances in “Fantastic Four,” and “Thor.” He has also been featured in other Marvel media, such as video games, arcade games, and animated TV series.

Galactus utilizes cosmic energy known as the Power Cosmic to perform feats.


Ultron is one of the most famous Marvel villains of all time. He is mostly recognized as a nemesis of the Avengers and has a quasi-familial relationship with his creator Hank Pym. Ultron first appeared as an unnamed character in a cameo in “The Avengers.” The visual appearance and powers of the character have varied, but common powers include superhuman levels of stamina, reflexes, durability, and strength.


Thanos has been featured in more than four decades of Marvel continuity and a self-titled series. The character possessed abilities similar to that of the Eternals but amplified to a higher degree through a combination of his mutant–Eternal heritage, mysticism, and bionic amplification. Damion Poitier portrayed Thanos in “The Avengers.” The character has also appeared in “Guardians of the Galaxy,” “Avengers: Age of Ultron,” and “Avengers: Infinity War.”