A supervillain is an evil character pulled from the pages of comic books and often appearing on film or television, that has extraordinary powers, but uses them to do bad things. They are often the nemesis of a superhero. Having a superhero and supervillain is great in stories, because they often have powers that match each other in strength. They also often have a rivalry that makes them want to defeat each other. Famous superhero and supervillain rivalries include Spider-Man vs Doctor Octopus, Thor vs Loki, and Batman vs The Joker.

What is the difference between a villain and a supervillain?

A supervillain is a fantasy fiction criminal that have supernatural powers or equipment and create challenges for the superhero. A villain in comparison doesn’t have supernatural powers but is just evil and wicked. A supervillain is the antagonist to the superhero, and the villain is the antagonist to the hero. Supervillains are often seen in comic books and superhero movies, and villains can be seen anywhere else.

What are the qualities of a supervillain?

The qualities of a supervillain include being a threat not just to their enemies, but to ordinary people as well because of their superpowers. Supervillains are cunning, have plans within their plans, are not afraid, have the power to handle the superhero, and are unpredictable. Supervillains like superheroes have super powers, special knowledge, gadgets, and weaknesses.

Who was the first supervillain?

The first supervillain was Ultra-Humanite who first appeared in Action Comics on June of 1939 and was created by Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster. He is an enemy of Superman. Ultra-Humanite is considered to be a genius even though he is crippled. He has the ability to transfer his brain from one body to another without any problems.

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Bane
113000
5’9” | 1.75 m
The Dark Knight Rises (2012)
Bane
175.000
2012.00
113000
3D
Bane
5’7” | 1.70 m
Batman Returns (1992)
Catwoman (Michelle Pfeiffer)
170.000
1992.00
110000
3D
Catwoman (Michelle Pfeiffer)
6’2” | 1.88 m
Infinity: Free Comic Book Day (May 2013)
Corvus Glaive
1.880
2013.00
13000
3D
Corvus Glaive
5’9” | 1.75 m
New Avengers #8 (September 2013)
Ebony Maw
1.750
2013.00
27000
3D
Ebony Maw
Ghost
1600
5’6” | 1.68 m
Iron Man #219 (June 1987)
Ghost
1.680
1987.00
1600
3D
Ghost
5’6” | 1.68 m
Suicide Squad (2016)
Harley Quinn
168.000
2016.00
549000
3D
Harley Quinn
Hela
32000
5’9” | 1.75 m
Journey into Mystery #102 (March 1964)
Hela
1.750
1964.00
32000
3D
Hela
2’7” | .79 m
Adventure into Fear #19 (Dec. 1973)
Howard the Duck
0.790
1973.00
90000
3D
Howard the Duck
6’1” | 1.85 m
The Dark Knight (2008)
Joker (Heath Ledger)
185.000
2008.00
37000
3D
Joker (Heath Ledger)
5’10” | 1.78 m
Batman (1989)
Joker (Jack Nicholson)
178.000
1989.00
51000
3D
Joker (Jack Nicholson)
5’8” | 1.73 m
Joker (2019)
Joker (Joaquin Phoenix)
173.000
2019.00
21000
3D
Joker (Joaquin Phoenix)
6’0" | 1.83 m
Jungle Action #6 (September 1973)
Killmonger
1.830
1973.00
44000
3D
Killmonger
Loki
141000
6’2” | 1.88 m
Journey into Mystery #85 (October 1962)
Loki
188.000
1962.00
141000
3D
Loki
Mysterio
111000
5’11” | 1.80 m
The Amazing Spider-Man #13 (June, 1964)
Mysterio
180.000
1964.00
111000
3D
Mysterio
Nebula
144000
5’11” | 1.80 m
The Avengers #257 (July 1985)
Nebula
180.000
1985.00
144000
3D
Nebula
6’2” | 1.88 m
Watchmen (2009)
Ozymandias
188.000
2009.00
122000
3D
Ozymandias
5’5” | 1.64 m
New Avengers #8 (September 2013)
Proxima Midnight
1.640
2013.00
25000
3D
Proxima Midnight
6’2” | 1.88 m
Captain America Comics #1 (March 1941)
Red Skull
1.880
1941.00
43000
3D
Red Skull
6’5” | 1.96 m
Fantastic Four #65 (August 1967)
Ronan the Accuser
1.960
1967.00
22000
3D
Ronan the Accuser
Thanos
1100000
8’3” | 2.52 m
The Invincible Iron Man #55 (February, 1973)
Thanos
252.000
1973.00
1100000
3D
Thanos
4’10” | 1.47 m
Batman Returns (1992)
The Penguin
147.000
1992.00
17000
3D
The Penguin
Ultron
48000
7’7” | 2.31 m
The Avengers #54 (July 1968)
Ultron
2.310
1968.00
48000
3D
Ultron
Vulture
117000
5’9” | 1.75 m
The Amazing Spider-Man #2 (May 1963)
Vulture
1.750
1963.00
117000
3D
Vulture
Proxima Midnight
Series of scaled illustrations of Proxima Midnight compared to various related Marvel characters

Proxima Midnight is a fictional supervillain and member of the Children of Thanos in Avengers: Infinity War and the extended Marvel franchise. One of Thanos’s most loyal followers, she uses her lethal skills to fight for his cause, including playing a role in Thanos acquiring the Space Stone. She has no superpowers, but is skilled in hand-to-hand combat and swordsmanship, though her weapon of choice is a spear that she can summon back after throwing it at her enemies. She is killed first when she’s launched into the path of one of her own army’s Threshers, and then again when Tony Stark disintegrates Thanos’s army with the infinity stones.

Proxima Midnight is portrayed by Carrie Coon in the MCU with a height of 5’5” (1.64 m). The comic book height of Proxima Midnight is 6’6” (1.98 m).

Collection of elevation drawings of Proxima Midnight with labeled height
Proxima Midnight is a fictional supervillain and member of the Children of Thanos in Avengers: Infinity War and the extended Marvel franchise. One of Thanos’s most loyal followers, she uses her lethal skills to fight for his cause, including playing a role in Thanos acquiring the Space Stone.

Proxima Midnight is portrayed by Carrie Coon in the MCU with a height of 5’5” (1.64 m). The comic book height of Proxima Midnight is 6’6” (1.98 m).

Collection of elevation drawings of Proxima Midnight with labeled height
Proxima Midnight
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5’5” | 1.64 m
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Portrayed by (MCU): Carrie Coon

Powers
Spear weapon; energy blasts; possession; superhuman traits
Real Name
First Appearance
New Avengers #8 (September 2013)

Drawings include:
Proxima Midnight front elevation (assorted), side, fighting

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Howard the Duck
Series of scaled illustrations of Howard the Duck compared to various related Marvel characters

Howard the Duck is a fictional anthropomorphic duck in the film Howard the Duck and a variety of Marvel comic. First appearing in Adventure into Fear, he even had his own comic book series. He lives on the planet Duckworld and through an accident finds himself in our world, with only his unique martial arts skills to help him. He has had adventures with Spider-Man, Ghost Rider, and the She-Hulk, among others. The live-action adaptation was one of the earliest Marvel adaptations and won four Razzie awards (not a good thing). It is listed as one of the worst films of all time.

Howard the Duck is portrayed in the MCU and the comics with a height of 2’7” (.79 m).

Collection of elevation drawings of Howard the Duck with labeled height
Howard the Duck is a fictional anthropomorphic duck in the film Howard the Duck and a variety of Marvel comic. First appearing in Adventure into Fear, he even had his own comic book series. He lives on the planet Duckworld and through an accident finds himself in our world.

Howard the Duck is portrayed in the MCU and the comics with a height of 2’7” (.79 m).

Collection of elevation drawings of Howard the Duck with labeled height
Howard the Duck
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2’7” | .79 m
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2’7” | .79 m
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Voiced by (MCU): Seth Green

Powers
Master of Quack-Fu
Real Name
Howard Duckson
First Appearance
Adventure into Fear #19 (Dec. 1973)

Drawings include:
Howard the Duck front elevation (assorted), side, fighting

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Joker (Jack Nicholson)
Series of drawings of the Joker, played by Jack Nicholson, in various postures with labeled height measurement

The Joker is played by Jack Nicholson in the 1989 film Batman. The story follows the crimes of mob enforcer Jack Napier, who creates a murderous alter ego known as The Joker. The Joker’s appearance resembles a dandyish clown figure who wears a purple suit and hat, has a chalk white face and a wide, painted on smile. His recognisable appearance is to mask Jack’s altered appearance, scarred from chemicals and botched plastic surgery. The Joker becomes the nemesis of superhero Batman after a string of brutal mass murders and an attempt to seize control of the city.

The Joker, as portrayed by Jack Nicholson in Batman (1989), is 5 foot 10 inches (1.78 m) tall.

The Joker is played by Jack Nicholson in the 1989 film Batman. The story follows the crimes of Jack Napier, who creates the alter ego known as The Joker. The Joker’s appearance resembles a dandyish clown figure who wears a purple suit and hat, has a chalk white face and a wide, painted on smile.

The Joker, as portrayed by Jack Nicholson in Batman (1989), is 5 foot 10 inches (1.78 m) tall.

Joker (Jack Nicholson)
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5’10” | 1.78 m
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Jack Nicholson
First Appearance
Batman (1989)

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Joker (Jack Nicholson) standing elevation (front), dancing (front), greeting (front), taunting (front)

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Corvus Glaive
Collection of scaled height drawings of Corvus Glaive and other MCU characters

Corvus Glaive is a fictional villian and member of the Children of Thanos in Avengers: Infinity War and the extended Marvel franchise. He thrives on ruthlessness and pain, and will cut down anyone in his, or Thanos’s, way. He is a skilled hand-to-hand combatant and his glaive (a spear-like weapon) is powerful enough to stab through vibranium and deflect energy blasts. He is stabbed in the back by Vision with his own glaive in one of his first battles against the Avengers, and then is killed outright by Okoye during the final battle between Thanos and the Avengers.

Corvus Glaive is portrayed by Michael Shaw in the MCU with a height of 6’2” (1.88 m). The comic book height of Corvus Glaive is 5’10” (1.78 m).

Set of dimensioned height drawings of Corvus Glaive in various postures
Corvus Glaive is a fictional villian and member of the Children of Thanos in Avengers: Infinity War and the extended Marvel franchise. He thrives on ruthlessness and pain, and will cut down anyone in his, or Thanos’s, way. He is a skilled hand-to-hand combatant and his using his glaive.

Corvus Glaive is portrayed by Michael Shaw in the MCU with a height of 6’2” (1.88 m). The comic book height of Corvus Glaive is 5’10” (1.78 m).

Set of dimensioned height drawings of Corvus Glaive in various postures
Corvus Glaive
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6’2” | 1.88 m
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5’10” | 1.78 m
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Portrayed by (MCU): Michael Shaw

Powers
Glaive weapon; hand-to-hand combat expert; superhuman strength, stamina, speed, durability
Real Name
First Appearance
Infinity: Free Comic Book Day (May 2013)

Drawings include:
Corvus Glaive front elevation (assorted), side, fighting

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Ebony Maw
Series of scaled illustrations of Ebony Maw compared to various related Marvel characters

Ebony Maw is a fictional villain and member of the Children of Thanos in Avengers: Infinity War and the extended Marvel franchise. He thrives on spreading pain and suffering throughout the galaxy, and uses Thanos’s mission to do so. His primary power is telekinesis (and by extension levitation). He is also highly skilled at torture and public speaking, where he evangelizes to communities that Thanos’s plan is for the benefit of all, even though half of them will die. He dies after Tony Stark and Peter Parker blast a hole in the side of the spaceship, sucking him into the dark vacuum of space.

Ebony Maw is portrayed by Tom Vaughan-Lawlor in the MCU with a height of 5’9” (1.75 m). The comic book height of Ebony Maw is 5’10” (1.78 m).

Collection of elevation drawings of Ebony Maw with labeled height
Ebony Maw is a fictional villain and member of the Children of Thanos in Avengers: Infinity War and the extended Marvel franchise. He thrives on spreading pain and suffering throughout the galaxy, and uses Thanos’s mission to do so. His primary power is telekinesis (and by extension levitation).

Ebony Maw is portrayed by Tom Vaughan-Lawlor in the MCU with a height of 5’9” (1.75 m). The comic book height of Ebony Maw is 5’10” (1.78 m).

Collection of elevation drawings of Ebony Maw with labeled height
Ebony Maw
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5’9” | 1.75 m
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5’10” | 1.78 m
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Portrayed by (MCU): Tom Vaughan-Lawlor

Powers
Genius intellect; telekinesis; pyrokinesis; high-tech equipment; psychic abilities
Real Name
First Appearance
New Avengers #8 (September 2013)

Drawings include:
Ebony Maw front elevation (assorted), side, fighting

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