My Top 5 Worst MCU Villains

By Stephen Ippolito | May 21st, 2020

Throughout the MCU’s history, there have been some terrific villains to take on each Earth’s Mightiest Heroes. Bad guys like Thanos, Loki, and Erik “Killmonger” Stevens have been some of the better-known foes to try and conquer the MCU. However, where there are good villains, there are always bad villains. That’s why I’ve decided to rank my top 5 worst villains in MCU history.

Before I begin, I just want to say that this list really should only be the top 3, because I think there’s a clear 3 that are far worse than the rest. But to keep up with my top 5 series, I managed to think of 2 more who either did not live up to expectations or just plain out sucked.

5. Ultron (Avengers: Age of Ultron, 2015)

Shot of Ultron

When I saw Avengers: Age of Ultron for the first time, I was disappointed. I didn’t think it was a bad movie, it just brought nothing new to the table. I was also discouraged with the film’s villain Ultron, who in the comics is one of the Avengers’ oldest foes.

Ultron choking Thor

Before seeing the film, I was already disappointed that he had not been teased in any movies. To not have a story already seeded, just did not seem like a good move and felt like it would cramp in too much. His doomsday plan to drop a city onto the earth also was dumb. It felt like a 10-year-old wrote it. Sure it was original, but it just seemed stupid. Also, maybe I’m nitpicking, but why did he only give one of his robots a super-strong armored body that was cable of taking on Thor. On a positive note, one thing I did enjoy was James Spader providing the voice.

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