Top 10 Smartest Supervillains
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Some villains fight with their fists, but these guys use their minds to outwit their enemies. Intelligence is a powerful tool for an evil-doer, and these supervillains are proof that it takes genius-level intellect to take on the superheroes of both the Marvel and DC universes. Here are the most brilliant supervillains in comic book history.

List Rank and Entries
#10: Eobard Thawne
#9: The Leader
#8: The Riddler
#7: Doctor Octopus
#6: Ozymandias
#5: Lex Luthor
#4: Doctor Doom
#3, #2, #1: ?

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  1. Thanos for intelligence. The guy attepted to create his own genetically original flower, cured sleep, mapped thousands of stars/galaxies, walked on the burning core of saturn, dissected/catalouged every animal species on his planet, and read his entire DNA sequence before he was 16.

  2. There is plenty wrong with this, 1) scarecrow should have appeared because the man, who once was a science professor obsessed with fear, made a fear toxin that could make anyone face their greatest fear, 2) mr freeze, or victor freis, should have also been on here, he created a way to save his dying wife, and was testing it on others when he froze himself and made him who he was. He is a mastermind that never used strength, other than that a pretty good list.

  3. Now, if you’d wanted to make this video MORE impressive, you should have used clips of The Riddler from the 1966 BATMAN tv series… and Doc Ock from the 1967 SPIDER-MAN tv series. Those were infinitely more memorable.

  4. Sooooooo, how does Brainiac get beat in the brains by anyone? That doesn’t add up.

  5. You probably never heard of the Maker considering you put the high evolutionary 1st. READ YOUR FUCKING COMICS IF YOURE GONNA MAKE VIDEO ABOUT THEM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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