It's hard to believe that the year isn't even half over yet considering how much has already happened over the past few months within the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
From the one-two punch that was Black Panther and Avengers: Infinity War to the further adventures of the Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. to the return of Jessica Jones to the wrap-up of the first season of Runaways, there's been little shortage of MCU content to entertain fans.
Across it all, a number of villains surfaced to challenge the heroes we've come to know, some forever changing their lives, others impacting the MCU as a whole in ways that will be felt for years to come. Their goals have ranged in scale from wiping out half the universe to just having fun watching the world burn, and even though there are still plenty more villains left to debut throughout the year ahead, the ones we've met so far have already made marks worth acknowledging.
With the fifth season of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. having drawn to a close last week, the MCU is now on a bit of a break until Luke Cage returns and Cloak & Dagger make their highly-anticipated debut next month, ushering in the next wave of content for the year.
Before we start looking ahead to all of it, though, let's take this mini-hiatus as a chance to take a spoiler-filled look back at what we've got so far in order to spotlight the 10 best villains of the year so far...