Highly Underrated Super Villains Fans:
Marvel has helped a lot of their Super Villains grace the screens. Many such villains like Loki, Thanos, and Erik Killmonger have become household phenomena. But Marvel has a lot of other supervillains that the MCU has missed to bring to the theatres. As Marvel Studios expands the MCU in the near future, the fans want these particular super villains to be a part of the future MCU slate.
Vulcan is the third brother in the Summers Trio of siblings. He is also the emperor of the Shi’ar Empire. He is an Omega Level Mutant and is one of the most powerful individuals in the universe, commanding the resources of the vast and might Shi’ar Empire. If Marvel is looking for a villain that is powerful enough by him-self as well as has the clout that could rival that of Thanos’, we believe Vulcan would be it. He is extremely short-tempered and very protective of his people. Vulcan could actually replace Thanos on that regard since he too (using his energy manipulation abilities) is capable of single-handedly taking down the Avengers as the Mad Titan can.
2. Emma Frost
While many may consider her as a superhero, her past is riddled with stories that make her look more like a villain. Emma Frost is the White Queen and is a member of the Hell-Fire Club. As a mutant who is a part of such a radical organization that is always involved in illegal and clandestine activities all over the globe, Emma Frost is a force to be reckoned with in the Criminal Underworld. Her live-action debut in X-Men: First Class, may have only shown her as a play-thing and eye candy but she is way more than just a people-pleaser. She is powerful and she has the resources to become a lead supervillain. All Marvel needs to do is put her in action.
3. Mister Sinister
Mister Sinister was once a scientist who was obsessed with evolution and genetic mutation. Even after becoming the world’s foremost authority on those subjects, Mister Sinister was not satisfied and started experimenting on himself. After granting him-self immortality and a busload of other abilities, Mister Sinister set his sights on the Mutant Population who were blessed with the X-Gene. He believes in working from behind the curtains and pulling the strings of people to get the job done. He is also a master manipulator and is powerful enough to take on the entire Avengers on his own.
Arcade is a villain that literally has no name or past. He shows up from time to time to satiate his obsession with trapping his victims in his schemes. Arcade likes people to play deadly games that could either result in their death or allow them to escape by a very narrow margin. Arcade has fought the X-Men, the Avengers, Daredevil, Spider-Man, and even the Ghost Rider. Every time he shows up, he changes his origin story like the way Heath Ledger’s Joker changed how he got those scars every time he finds a chance to tell it to someone. Arcade would make for an interesting villain for the MCU should they consider someone like him for a lead antagonist role.
5. Cassandra Nova
Many do not know this but Charles Xavier aka Professor X of the X-Men actually has a twin sister and her name is Cassandra Nova. Cassandra Nova was actually never supposed to be born. The Mummudrai are a race of parasites that thrive in the astral plane. One such Mummudrai attached itself to Charles Xavier when he was still in his mother’s womb. She would absorb the darkest aspects of Xavier’s psyche and become his twin sister. Charles Xavier killed her using his psychic powers even before he was born. Nevertheless, Cassandra Nova survived and came back with a vengeance. Amongst the many deplorable acts she has done, her role in wiping out more than 15 Million Mutants in the Nation of Genosha by manipulating an entire Sentinel Army takes the cake.
6. Kang the Conqueror
Kang the Conqueror is a time-traveling Super Villain who uses his ability to manipulate the past, present, and future using his ability to jump through time to conquer entire eras, hence the name. As of now, Marvel has no plans of including Kang in their villains’ gallery for the next few phases of the MCU. In the comic books, Kang the Conqueror is a huge deal and has defeated the Avengers on several occasions. Maybe that now Marvel owns the Fantastic Four and the X-Men, Kang can finally have his big break in the live-action department and not just be confined to animated series.
If there was a supervillain who is not being brought into the MCU because he would heavily tip the scales in the Bad Guys’ favor, it is Stryfe. Stryfe is a clone of the Omega Level mutant superhero called Cable. The cable is infected with the Techno-Organic Virus so he uses most of his incredibly powerful psychic abilities to keep the virus at bay. As a result, Cable cannot reach his true potential on the battlefield. Stryfe does not have any of those limitations. He can use all his powers to maximum effect and it would be more than enough to take down the Avengers and the X-Men. Moreover, he was trained by Apocalypse him-self in the art of strategy and combat.
8. The Leader
Gamma Rays turned Bruce Banner into the giant hulking monster of Green Skin called the Hulk. As the Hulk, Bruce Banner is pretty much immortal and invincible, blessed with a level of Strength and Durability even the Gods cannot dream of possessing. Another person was also exposed to a similar amount of Gamma Radiation as Banner. His name is Samuel Stern. But instead of gaining an enhanced physique, what he got was a heightened intellect. The Hulk’s strength is as much as the Leader’s mental acumen. He is known to make elaborate schemes and traps to defeat the Hulk. He is also gifted in strategy and multiple forms of scientific disciplines. If Marvel cannot have Doctor Doom, the Leader is the one we would like to be considered as an alternative.
Born Bennet du Paris in Medieval France, the person who would one day become the Mutant Super Villain Called Exodus was a Knight in the Crusades. He would follow the Black Knight on his many adventures until one fateful day the Black Knight was forced to leave an injured Bennet Du Paris behind to catch a foe. Bennet, on the verge of death, was told by the Scarab that he had superpowers in terms of the Mutant X-Gene. Du Paris would flee to the tutelage of Apocalypse, who helped him accelerate his mutation turning him into Exodus. Exodus would again be betrayed by Apocalypse and trapped in a comatose state until the 20 Century when he was released. Exodus is a big-time Mutant Extremist and believes the only way to protect Mutant Kind was with a closed fist. He is even more radical than Magneto in his methods.
Sometimes called Mutant X, Proteus is the mentally unstable son of Moira MacTaggert – long-time ally of Professor X and the X-Men. Proteus is a being composed of pure psychic energy. He is an Omega Level Mutant with vast telepathic and telekinetic abilities. To survive, Proteus must feed on the psychic energy of other living beings which would result in the eventual death of the host he possesses. As a result, his mother would always keep his insane son locked up in a facility and he is almost always kept sedated. Proteus would rock it in the MCU because he is a very scary looking guy with even scarier powers and skill-sets. His insanity is also an added bonus.