For all its faults, no one can accuse Phase Four of the Marvel Cinematic Universe of having boring villains. If anything, fans are struggling to reach an agreement over the best bad guy in the recently concluded chapter in the franchise.
After a tweet prompted fans to elect their favorite antagonist in Phase Four, the debate quickly revealed that there were no wrong answers.
Black Panther: Wakanda Forever‘s Namor, played by Tenoch Huerta, seemed to be at the receiving end of a good portion of votes, thanks to his fantastic performance in the Ryan Coogler-directed sequel, which is fresh in everyone’s minds. However, Willem Dafoe’s major comeback as the Green Goblin in Spider-Man: No Way Home and Elizabeth Olsen’s terrifying take on the Scarlet Witch in Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness gave Huerta a run for his money.
Definitely Namor. pic.twitter.com/Oq1K9RGxov— #1 Nikki Ramos Fan🎄 (@SodorsNo6) November 15, 2022
Scarlet Witch🔥🤩— Albert Ismalaj (@IsmalajAlbert) November 15, 2022
They killed it!!! pic.twitter.com/etDLVGFF41
I mean there’s only one….. pic.twitter.com/prJiRad1C7— King Cobra Ci (@KingCobra_Ci) November 15, 2022
The underdog but equally deserving contender was the legendary Tony Leung as Xu Wenwu aka The Mandarin in Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings. There’s really nothing Leung can do wrong, but he’s even better as a villain.
This legend pic.twitter.com/slzrnNAmXM— tito chowden (@tito_chowden) November 16, 2022
Kathryn Hahn’s Agatha Harkness also got some love, with Christian Bale’s Gorr the God Butcher and Jonathan Majors’ Kang the Conqueror treading close behind. There was one villain that MCU fans didn’t want anything to do with, however. Sorry, Ethan Hawke, Arthur Harrow will be dwelling at the rock bottom of this particular popularity contest.