10 Most Dangerous Comic Book Villains That Don't Have Any Powers

For every Thanos, there is a villain without powers but they are no less dangerous for it.

Ra's Al Ghul
DC Comics

Over the years, comics have provided many dangerous villains from the likes of Darkseid and Doomsday in DC to Doctor Doom and Thanos within the pages of Marvel Comics. Even within more indie comics, they contain dangerous villains like Homelander and Megatron.

What do all of these villains have in common? They all have powers in one form or another - be it innate from their alien biology, or gained later in life through mystical, technological, or other more suspicious means.

However, not all villains have powers, and sometimes villains without abilities can be just as if not more dangerous than the villains with powers. Through careful planning or demented determination, many villains manage to attack the heroes where it hurts the most, leaving a more lasting impact on the heroes than a world concurring bad guy ever could, by striking them on a more personal level.

The villains on this list will prove that they can get the job done with their sheer ingenuity and maniacal determination, making the heroes glad that they don't have powers to inflict pain on a larger scale.

10. Mysterio

Ra's Al Ghul
Marvel Comics

Mysterio, the Master of Illusion, has faced off against Spider-Man and other heroes like Daredevil over the years since his inception in 1964's Amazing Spider-Man #13. There have been four people that have taken up the mantle of Mysterio, but none is more famous than the original Quinten Beck.

Though at first glance one might think that Mysterio has superpowers, his mastery of illusions stems from his background as a special effects expert in the movie industry, as well as mastering hypnotism and having amateur knowledge of chemistry and robotics.

If he wanted to Mysterio could rock the Marvel universe to its core, as his illusions are strong enough to trick even Daredevil and Wolverine - most infamously in the Old Man Logan storyline, which saw a group of villains invade the X-Mansion.

Without hesitation, Wolverine killed all the villains, only for Mysterio reveal that they were the X-Men, and that he had tricked Wolverine into brutally killing them.

Spider-Man should be grateful that Mysterio usually only has an eye for robbing banks - because if he wanted to, he could turn Spider-Man's world upside down without a moment's hesitation.

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