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14 Marvel & DC Villains Who Would Make Formidable Sith Lords

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Both Marvel and DC Comics possess many powerful super villains with dark and tragic origin stories. These villains would be ideal candidates to master and excel in the Dark Side Of The Force. They would be terrifying Sith Lords.


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Marvel Comic Book Universe’s first ever mutant, Apocalypse has walked the Earth since several centuries. He once was the champion of the cause of mutant supremacy. Now he has devolved into a sadistic mutant conqueror with his own machinations for world domination. Apocalypse is evil and sinister to the core. He would become a powerful Sith lord.


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Darkseid is DC Universe’s God of Evil. He has led his armies to decimate countless worlds. His hunger for power remains absolute and indomitable. He forever longs to master the Anti-Life Equation, a mathematical formula that destroys the notion of free will, turning the people who are exposed to it into mindless zombies. Darkseid could study and wield the Dark Side Of The Force in his quest for the ALE.

Red Skull

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The Red Skull has his own amoral designs to defeat the earth’s mightiest heroes. He is the leader of a secretive terrorist organization hell-bent on inducing a new world order. As the leader of Hydra, Red skull has committed numerous atrocities. And he would happily commit many more in his quest for controlling everything. Sounds like a very good prospective Sith Lord candidate.


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He is a villain that transcends the very meaning of the word. The Joker knows he is not under control. Deep down, he sees the world as it is – broken and irreparable. Only a man this broken and destitute in his perceptions could wield the dark Side to its maximum effect. If the Joker becomes a Sith Lord, there is no one who could stop him.

The Hood

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Parker Robbins was a common lowlife criminal. He took part in a satanic ritual that summoned a demon. After killing the Demon, Robbins took possession of its hood and boots, becoming the Hood. The Hood has always worked from the shadows. He established a criminal empire by pulling the strings from behind the curtain. And he almost never shows up in the frontlines, preferring to work from behind the scenes. He gives us very powerful Palpatine vibes.


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Sinestro is the leader of the Yellow Lantern Corps. The Yellow Lanterns feed on the power of fear. Using fear, they fight the green lanterns powered by the energy of willpower. The Sith use hatred and fear to strike fear at the hearts of the Jedi, who use the Light Side of the Force and depend on feelings of love and compassion as their core ideals. Sinestro would find his powers enhanced by the Dark Side.


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Of all the Marvel Villains on this list, Thanos would make for the most powerful Sith Lord. He longs for power to become almighty. He has obtained the power of the Infinity Gauntlet, absorbed the power of the Heart of the Universe, invaded the God Quarry and attained the power of countless powerful Gods. He even once gained access to the astral Regulator, which allowed him to absorb the power of any cosmic being that crossed paths with him. Like Darth Vader, he has a complicated relationship with his children – Thane, Gamora, and Nebula.


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The Sith are powered by negative emotions like jealousy, hatred, fear, and of course the base emotion of rage. In the DC Universe, no one represents rage better than Atrocitus, leader of the Red Lantern Corps. The Red Lanterns use the power of their wrath to access their Power Ring’s abilities. Atrocitus and his rage make for a very powerful Sith Lord of the Dark Side.


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No one could embrace the dark Side like wolverine’s son Daken could. He grew up with a sense of abandonment, feeling that his father betrayed him by leaving him to fend for him-self. He was still in his mother’s womb when she was assassinated by the Winter Soldier. Daken would willingly let the Dark Side take over him. If he becomes a Sith, it will be game over for the X-Men.

Black Adam

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The Dark Side of the Force is an ancient energy source that predates humanity. It is something that corrupts everyone that uses it. Black Adam of the DC Universe, powered by the energies of six evil gods, has also been corrupted by an ancient source of power. The similarities are the reason why we believe he is a perfect match.

Doctor Doom

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Doctor Doom is the sole Marvel Comic book Universe genius who believes magic to be just another form of science yet to be explored in detail. With an open mind and the wealth of an entire nation, Doom is on par with the level of charisma and pull Emperor Palpatine holds. No matter which room he walks into, Doctor Doom will always remain the smartest and most dangerous man alive. Imagine the havoc he would cause once he masters the Dark Side.

Ra’s Al Ghul

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Every Sith Lord worth his or her salt longs to achieve the grandest human desire of immortality. In the DC Universe, a super villain who has managed to unlock that secret is Ra’s Al Ghul, leader of the League of Assassins. With legions of assassins and vast resources at his command, Ra’s Al Ghul is a skilled warrior and manipulator with centuries of experience.


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Over the years, we have come to know Loki has been through a lot. He was the trueborn son of Laufey, King of the Frost Giants. He was looked down upon by his own Asgardians peers, including his father and mother. Even his brother looked at him with suspicion. Loki is the God of Mischief. His mastery of magic and his tragic backstory would make him a very good candidate.

The Batman Who Laughs

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The Batman Who Laughs has already traveled a great deal of universes, searching for ways to get back at the mainstream Batman. If the Joker is a suitable candidate for a Sith Lord, the Batman Who Laughs – a combination of the Joker and Bruce Wayne from an alternate reality, will be the living incarnation of death powered by the dark Side of the Force.

Written by Bibhu Prasad Panda

With a Bachelor's in Engineering and a Master's in Marketing and Operations, Bibhu found a love for writing, working for many different websites. He joined FandomWire in July 2020 and worked his way to his current position of Content Strategist. Bibhu has been involved in operating and managing FandomWire's team of writers, diversifying into varied, exotic fields of pop culture.