In a year of excellent comic book movies populated by excellent superheroes, it would be foolish to dismiss 2012's excellent villains: a boy who became mad with power, an assassin with a decaying touch, a time-traveling alien, a vengeful trickster god, a science experiment gone wrong, a back-breaking terrorist and his duplicitous lady love, and the queen of a dystopian drug empire.
From Loki to Bane and beyond, here are your picks for Best Supervillain of 2012. Vote for your champion in the poll below, and tune in later this month for the results.
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