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YOUR TOP TEN X-MEN VILLAINS
« on: February 03, 2014, 11:37:42 AM »
The X-Men have seen there fair share of bad guys since there debut in 1963 starting with the ever scheming Magneto. From baseline humans like Stryker and the Purifiers to immortal titans like Apocalypse and the Dark Phoenix, they've seen it all. Taking a step back and looking at one of the most diverse rogues gallery in all of comicdom, who ranks among your top 10? Rank and sound off below, at the ends we'll crown the baddest X-Baddie of them all!

Magneto
Mr. Sinister and the Nasty Boys/ Marauders
Mojo
Apocalypse and Horsemen
The Reavers
Stryfe
Graydon Creed and The Friends of Humanity
Purifiers
William Stryker
Boliver Trask and the Sentinels (all incarnations)
Bastion
The Neo
Exodus and the Acolytes
The Brotherhood of Mutants (Mystique, Avalanche, Pyro, Blob, Toad etc.)
Mutant Liberation Front
Vargas
The Brood
The Phanlanx
Cassandra Nova
Kroa Koa
The Living Monolith
The Dark Phoenix
The Phalanx
Predator X
Onslaught
Sabertooth
Holocaust
Juggernaut
Omega Red
Vulcan
The Shadow King
Sabastion Shaw and The Hellfire Club
Archangel, heir of Apocalypse
John Sublime
Gene Nation
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Re: YOUR TOP TEN X-MEN VILLAINS
« Reply #1 on: February 03, 2014, 01:01:38 PM »
Man, this is tough. So many groups and whatnot. I'm gonna have to mix personal preference and who I think are the top villains.

10: Bolivar Trask/Sentinels
9: Hellfire Club
8: Shadow King
7: Stryfe
6: Onslaught
5: Mystique
4: Bastion
3: Mr. Sinister/Marauders
2: Magneto/Brotherhood
1: Apocalypse/Horsemen

Honorable Mentions: Sabretooth, Juggernaut, Graydon Creed
« Last Edit: February 03, 2014, 05:53:13 PM by cc008 »
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Re: YOUR TOP TEN X-MEN VILLAINS
« Reply #2 on: February 03, 2014, 01:33:18 PM »
10. Dark Phoenix
9. Apocalypse
8. Pyro
7. Mistique
6. Sebastian Shaw
5. Juggernaut
4. Sabretooth
4. Damian Tryp
3. Sentinels
2. New Sun
1. Sinister and Marauders

Honorable Mentions: Polar bear from Origins #1.

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Re: YOUR TOP TEN X-MEN VILLAINS
« Reply #3 on: February 03, 2014, 04:35:25 PM »
2. New Sun

New Sun?  ??? Didnt think I'd see him on anyone's list. He must have left a lasting impression with you, bro!

Honorable Mentions first: The Shadow King, Kroa Koa, Graydon Creed & Friends of Humanity, William Stryker, Vargas, Stryfe and Cassandra Nova.

10. The Purifiers
9. Magneto
8. The Brood
7. Onslaught
6. The Phalanx
5. The Sentinels, Prime Sentinels, Nimrod(s), etc
4. Mr. Sinister
3. Bastion (Mastermold-Nimrod Hybrid aka pure evil)
2. Dark Phoenix
1. Apocalypse
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Re: YOUR TOP TEN X-MEN VILLAINS
« Reply #4 on: February 03, 2014, 05:23:44 PM »
Gah! I forgot Stryfe! Need to change some things around.
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Re: YOUR TOP TEN X-MEN VILLAINS
« Reply #5 on: February 03, 2014, 05:42:04 PM »
Wasn't easy but here's my list:

10. Omega Red
9. Shadow King
8. Bolivar Trask and classic sentinels
7. The Reavers
6. Bastion
5. Dark Phoenix
4. Apocalypse (and his horsemen)
3. Hellfire Club (Shaw, Selene, Frost)
2. Brotherhood (every version, especially the ones with Magneto and Mystique)
1. Mr. Sinister (plus the Marauders and the Nasty boys)

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Re: YOUR TOP TEN X-MEN VILLAINS
« Reply #6 on: February 04, 2014, 01:35:42 PM »
New Sun?  ??? Didnt think I'd see him on anyone's list. He must have left a lasting impression with you, bro!

Honorable Mentions first: The Shadow King, Kroa Koa, Graydon Creed & Friends of Humanity, William Stryker, Vargas, Stryfe and Cassandra Nova.

You are right, Don :) No matter what some moments or villains will always remind me my favourite plots.

Oh, how could I forget about Vargas? He was fine villain

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Re: YOUR TOP TEN X-MEN VILLAINS
« Reply #7 on: February 07, 2014, 05:08:49 PM »
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Re: YOUR TOP TEN X-MEN VILLAINS
« Reply #8 on: February 12, 2014, 10:53:14 AM »
Doesn't begin to explain it. Boards been slow since new year.
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Re: YOUR TOP TEN X-MEN VILLAINS
« Reply #9 on: February 28, 2014, 08:20:49 AM »
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Re: YOUR TOP TEN X-MEN VILLAINS
« Reply #10 on: February 28, 2014, 09:03:35 AM »
Love the animated commentary.

Perhaps a listing of villains to choose from to help this thread.  Outside of the lists already given, I can't really think of villains off the top of my head.  All I would be doing is rehashing someones list. 

This list isn't easy for some.   ;)

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Re: YOUR TOP TEN X-MEN VILLAINS
« Reply #11 on: February 28, 2014, 11:16:47 AM »
Love the animated commentary.

Perhaps a listing of villains to choose from to help this thread.  Outside of the lists already given, I can't really think of villains off the top of my head.  All I would be doing is rehashing someones list. 

This list isn't easy for some.   ;)

Major ones or... All? That could get a bit excessive. So many people dislike the X-Men. Hell, I dislike the X-Men right now.
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Re: YOUR TOP TEN X-MEN VILLAINS
« Reply #12 on: February 28, 2014, 11:25:07 AM »
I would say major ones, really only the ones of note beyond the lists already submited.  The problem with villains, they are not very impactful, which means Marvel really needs to do a better job with their villains. 

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Re: YOUR TOP TEN X-MEN VILLAINS
« Reply #13 on: February 28, 2014, 05:18:54 PM »
Thanks for adding a list.  I actually plan on looking at the list and choose. 

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Re: YOUR TOP TEN X-MEN VILLAINS
« Reply #14 on: February 28, 2014, 07:06:25 PM »
Wow - first up amazing listing  - and those that thought of other ones that aren't on the list is great too.

My list.  
10. The Phalanx/The Brood - to me they are tied because they basically do the same thing as far villains go. They're the borg of the MU.  Assimulate others.

9. The Neo - too new but had loads of potential.  Mostly because of wanting to survive and protect themselves.  The were a quiet villain with their own beliefs.

8. Bastion - he's complex and has agendas with agendas.

7. Apocalypse - his background with his lapses in time makes him hard to put any lower on the list but what he can do when he's awake is formidable.  Sort of like Godzilla.  He does his bad stuff then takes a nap.  (Only Godzilla is cooler, imo).

6.  Shadow King - he mind controls people and while not my favorite thing to happen to a character, if done right can be compelling.

5. Vargus - the whole rich, money aspect and being so self serving - puts him in a level of villain that is compelling to me.  Its more than being bad, its being rich and bad.

4. Dark Phoenix - problem with this villain is they really aren't that much different from the Phalanx and Brood - but ... the real difference is power and loads of it.  How it corrupts the person in possession is probably the most interesting thing about it.

3. Onslaught - because no one expected Onslaught - origins and all.  And the character was so unexpected that is one of the appealing things about the character.  He is unexpected.

2. Magneto - not much to say about him.  The fact he believes what he does and doesn't back down says it all.

1. Sinister - his scientific agenda for whatever reason, makes him more vile because he lacks the care or ethics outside of his own.  It's not that he's obsessed with power or anything more than that, but its really imo - just for his own curiosity enjoys the benefits that come with it.

Okay - for those who don't want to make a list, pick a villain and discuss the villain or discuss other thoughts here in the villain arena.  ;D
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