Most Underrated Spider-Man Villains, Ranked

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All of Spider-Man’s villains are dreadful but not all of them make it to Daily Bugle’s front page. Spider-Man is one such series of films that brings together astounding villains on one screen like Green Goblin, Doctor Octopus, Mysterio, The Lizard, and many more. This movie has exposed its fans to villainous creatures who dread them in their dreams too!

However, there have been villains who shared the screen equally but didn’t get a special mention. They fought with all their might but still weren’t considered a big deal. Some of these excellent villain characters are been put together for praise and to let the world know how much they meant to the iconic Spider-Man series.

#8 Tombstone Is An Influential Crime Figure

With so many leading crime bosses in the MCU world, Tombstone is no less. One of the most influential crime figures in MCU, Tombstone is parallel to the huge crime figures like Kingpin and Hammerhead. Tombstone first made its appearance in Marvel comics Web of Spider-Man #36 by Gerry Conway, Alex Saviuk, Keith Williams, Janet Jackson, and Rick Parker.

Tombstone’s history holds a lot of pages. He was born with a grey appearance because of lack of pigment in the skin. His character is more like a devil who has a ghoulish soul. He can be a very mean and creepy foe who loves to mess with other Manhattan-based Marvel heroes.

#7 Chameleon Can Mimic Any Appearance

Chameleon goes right by his name when he acts in the MCU. His technique is full of art and craft, making it one of the most versatile villains in Spider-Man’s rogues gallery. Chameleon is actually the half-brother of Sergei Kravinoff, AKA Kraven the Hunter.

Chameleon was first seen in the iconic comic, Amazing Spider-Man #1 by Stan Lee, Steve Ditko, Stan Goldberg, and Jon D’Agostino. He was also the first supervillain featuring in the Amazing Spider-Man title. He can mimic any appearance has also created dozens of disguises to fool people and even Spider-Man.

#6 Hydro-Man Is Incredibly Powerful

Hydro-Man has iconic powers but is still one of the most underrated member of Spider-Man’s rogues gallery. His best known appearance was in one of the best episodes of Spider-Man: The Animated Series. Hydro-Man was created after Spider-Man failed to contain a massive threat. So, in turn he turned out to be incredibly powerful.

Hydro-Man made his debut in Amazing Spider-Man #212 by Dennis O’Neil, John Romita Jr., Jim Mooney, Bob Sharen, and Jim Novak and was known as Morris Bench. His another mention was made in MCU’s Spider-Man: Far From Home where Mysterio used illusions to create an aquatic monster based on his appearance.

#5 Jackal Was At The Center Of The Clone Saga

Jackal made his first appearance in Amazing Spider-Man #31 by Stan Lee, Steve Ditko, and Sam Rosen. He was one of the many animal-like characters that were seen in Marvel Comics. Jackal was an animal-like former scientist and a great Marvel villain in the Spider-Man series. Jackal was trained in genetic manipulation but was still an infamous “Spider-Man Clone Saga.”

#4 Kaine Was The First Spider-Man Clone

The Spider-Man Clone Saga hosted many villains, Kaine being the first Spider-Man clone created by Jackal, the animal scientist. Kaine appeared in Web of Spider-Man #119 as a successful clone. But soon his physical and mental health went downhill and there was nothing much that could be done.

His physical and mental well-being deteriorated quickly and this made him become an even more spiteful villain. But after Clone Saga, he evolved fantastically, becoming a reliable ally like others in the Spider-Man series.

#3 Molten Man Was Brainwashed By Norman Osborn

Molten Man was a man who pursued science only for financial gain. He first appeared in Amazing Spider-Man #28 as an assistant for Dr. Spencer Smythe, the creator of the Spider-Slayers. Created by Stan Lee, Steve Ditko, and Sam Rosen, Amazing Spider-Man #28 shows his fight with Smythe. Here an experimental liquid alloy pours on him, thus making him Molten Man.

Interestingly, Molten Man was brainwashed by Norman Osborn who used him to kill his own assistant. Following the tragedy, fans witnessed Molten Man’s soft side, as he felt incredibly guilty for his deed.

#2 Swarm Is A Hive Of Radioactive Bees

Swarm is undoubtedly one of the deadliest villains in marvel comics. He was originally a Ghost Rider villain and former Nazi scientist who fled to South America at the end of World War Two. Swarm debuted in Champions #14, seen experimenting with bee breeding.

Formerly known as Fritz von Meyer, during one of his experiments with bees, he met with an accident with a group of bees, thus getting swarmed and killed. This led to trading his physical body for an aggregate swarm of bees. This meant that now he could transform into any shape by manipulating the swarm of bees.

#1 Hobgoblin Is The Most Underrated Spider-Man Villain

Hobgoblin made his debut in Peter Parker, The Spectacular Spider-Man #43 by Roger Stern, Mike Zeck, Steve Mitchell, Bob Sharen, and John Costanza. In real life, he was a ruthless businessman who wanted to conquer the world. Hobgoblin stole Green Goblin’s suit and created a new formula. He made some moves and became popular in the MCU as one of the most deadliest villains.

A lot like the original green goblin, Hobgoblin is an adaptation of the former. His villainous nature is arguably fanatic but his lack of connection with Peter Parkers makes him a threat. He swears on crossing anybody who comes his way.


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