Top 10 Smartest Supervillains in Comic Book History


Darkseid occupies a space in DC canon that is somewhat similar to Thanos’ in Marvel canon. He is a tyrant from another planet, who intends to conquer the known universe and bend all existent life to his will. Sound familiar?

Like Thanos, Darkseid enjoys the powers of superhuman strength and durability, energy projection, and telekinesis. Also like Thanos, Darkseid is a certified genius, with a limitless intellect. He too creates highly advanced tech, allowing him to manipulate mass (a boring way of saying that he can teleport entire planets between galaxies).

He, like so many supervillains, is a master manipulator who cleverly uses underlings to do his bidding. Most impressively, in the 2005 Seven Soldiers: Mister Miracle miniseries, it was revealed that Darkseid had cracked the vaunted anti-life equation, allowing him to finally eradicate free will from the universe. Smart.