15 Best X-Men Villains For The Marvel Cinematic Universe

The final acquisition of the Fox by the giant Walt Disney looks like it’s just a matter of time that the X-Men and the Fantastic Four will be seen at the Marvel Studios. It looks almost inevitable and fans should start dreaming about it. Now that the secret is disclosed that the Skrulls will be appearing in the next year’s Captain Marvel as the primary villains, it has increased the speculations of X-Men characters making their way to the MCU. With their entrance, all the gaps will be bridged and stories will connect. There are many mutants in the world of X-Men and it’s hard to pick who’ll get the chance to make an entrance first but today we’re focusing on the villains as who are the most deadly ones and of course will have an impact in the MCU. So, here we go.

 1. Magneto:

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Magneto has been created by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby. The character first appears in The X-Men #1 (cover-dated Sept. 1963) as an adversary of the X-Men. Magneto has strong magnetism manipulation and generation of magnetic force fields, flight through magnetic fields, and helmet shields against telepathic attacks. In 2011, IGN ranked Magneto as the Greatest Comic Book villain of all-time.

 2. Apocalypse:

Apocalypse has been created by Louise Simonson and Jackson Guice. The villain first appeared in X-Factor #5 (May 1986). Some of his notable abilities are self-molecular control, immortality, regenerative healing factor, shapeshifting, telekinesis, technopathy, and many more. In 2009, Apocalypse was ranked as IGN’s 24th Greatest Comic Book Villain of all-time.

 3. Dark Phoenix:

The Dark Phoenix’s fall from grace wherein it became corrupted by power, with the help of a psionic device created by the club’s white queen, Emma Frost. The mastermind made Jean Grey believe that she was his 18th-century lover, Lady Grey. The Dark Phoenix is created by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby and she made her first appearance in X-Men #1 (September 1963).

 4. Mister Sinister:

In 2008, Marvel ranked Sinister at #6 and IGN’s list of the “Top 100 Comic Book Villains of all-time” ranked Sinister as #29. The deadly villain was created by Chris Claremont and Marc Silvestri. He also has some amazing powers like Telepathy, Telekinesis, and manipulation of the body at a molecular level. The villain made his first appearance in The Uncanny X-Men #221 (September 1987).

 5. Juggernaut:

This powerful beast was created by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby, and is the stepbrother of Professor X. the beast made his first appearance in The X-Men #12 (July 1965) and has been ranked on 19th spot in the list of Top 100 Comic Book Villains from IGN. He has powers such as superhuman strength and durability, virtually unstoppable momentum, and immunity to mental attacks via his helmet.

 6. Mystique:

Mystique has been created by David Cockrum and Chris Claremont. She first appeared in the comic book Ms. Marvel #16 which was published in 1978 and had a full appearance in Ms. Marvel #17 (June 1978). In 2009, Mystique was ranked as IGN’s 18th Greatest Comic Book Villain of all-time with abilities like shapeshifting, superhuman strength, agelessness, and accelerated healing factor.

 7. Sabretooth:

Sabretooth was created by Chris Claremont and John Byrne and was appeared first in Iron Fist #14 (August 1977). In 2009, Sabretooth was ranked as the 44th Greatest Comic Book Villain by IGN because of his superhuman strength, senses, speed, durability, extended longevity, retractable claws, and sharp teeth.

 8. Emma Frost:

Emma Frost was created by Chris Claremont and John Byrne and made her first killing appearance in The Uncanny X-Men #129 (January 1980). Also known as the White-Queen, she has the ability of high-level telepathic abilities, capable of shape-shifting into an organic diamond form, granting enhanced strength and durability.

 9. Omega Red:

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Omega Red was created by Jim Lee and John Byrne and the villain made his first appearance in X-Men #4 (Vol.2 January 1992). The Villain was ranked as IGN’s 95th Greatest villain of all-time. He has an excellent hand to hand combat, regenerative healing factor, Carbonadium retractable tentacles housed within each arm, life force absorption and ability to secrete pheromones that results in sickness and death.

 10. Mojo:

Mojo was created by Ann Nocenti and Art Adams and made his first appearance in Longshot #3 (November 1985). The alien has mystical powers and superhuman physical attributes. It’ll be a tough task for Marvel to pull this one off but if they succeed in doing so, then he’d become a mastermind of machines who can cause a lot of trouble to the superheroes for sure.

 11. Onslaught:

Onslaught was written as a sentient psionic entity created from the consciousness of two mutants: Professor Charles Xavier and Magneto. The villain was created by Scott Lobdell, Mark Waid, and Andy Kubert. Made his first appearance in cameo X-Men #15 (May 1996), his full appearance came in X-Men Vol.2, #53 (June 1996). The ability he has is of Psychic omnipotence.

 12. Sebastian Shaw:

Sebastian Shaw was created by Chris Claremont and John Byrne. The villain made his first appearance in The Uncanny X-Men #129 (January 1980). Shaw was ranked as IGN’s 55th Greatest Villain of all-time. He absorbs the various type of pure energy to further enhance his physical attributes and healing process with a strong telepathic blocking technology.

 13. Sentinels:

Sentinels was created by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby. With the villain making its first appearance in The X-Men (November 1965), the Sentinels were ranked as IGN’s 38th Greatest Comic Book villains of all-time. Sentinels are armed with energy weapons and restraining devices capable of a fight, which can detect mutants at a long range. The group is led by a single massive sentinel called Master Mold.

 14. Lady Deathstrike:

Deathstrike has been created by Dennis O’Neil and Larry Hama, Bill Mantlo and Sal Buscema. The deadly female made her first appearance as Yuriko Oyama: Daredevil #197 (August 1983) and as Lady Deathstrike: Alpha Flight #33 (April 1986). She has powers of adamantium skeleton and retractable claw nails, and also has an accelerated healing power. She has been raked by IGN as 78th Greatest Comic Book villain of all-time.

 15. William Stryker:

William Stryker was created by Chris Claremont and Brent Anderson. The enemy of all mutants made his first appearance in X-Men: God Loves, Man Kills (1982). The villain has been named as the 70th Greatest villain of all-time by the IGN. His powers are genius level of intellect and possession of forearm of the Sentinel Nimrod.

Thus, these are villains who can make their way into the MCU but will need a strong bridge of story to do the crossover. But, seeing them in the MCU is going to be simply incredible. Share your thoughts in the comments section as which villain you want to see first in the MCU?

Rishabh Naudiyal

"Writing is one of my strengths and all I can say is that I observe things and try my best in order to convert them into words without the pressure of satisfying people's demands."
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