Best villain in the Marvel Cinematic Universe: Loki or Killmonger?
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Best villain in the Marvel Cinematic Universe: Loki or Killmonger?

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Before Thanos' debut in "Avengers: Infinity War," which is expected to break box office records, only a few villains have truly stood out in the MCU. The charming Loki was widely known as the greatest Marvel movie villain—having appeared in three "Thor" movies, "The Avengers" and the upcoming "Infinity War." Erik Killmonger only appeared in "Black Panther," but moviegoers are calling him the most relatable and best villain in the MCU. His charm and appeal draw comparisons to Magneto. Who's the most beloved villain? 😈

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Loki beat out Kylo Ren as the greatest Disney villain, overall. So you could only imagine that beating out Killmonger would be easy.

Loki is charming, mischievous and a tortured soul. We feel for Loki as the adoptive son of Odin, living in the shadow of his older blonde brother. But make no mistake—Loki is power-hungry. And he'll stop at almost nothing to achieve his plots, although they are always flawed. He never really wins, even though he continues to try in the most mischievous of ways. Guess that's why we love to hate him so much!

Cinema Blend's Katy Rich once called Loki the only good villain in the MCU:

Loki is the shrimpiest and in some ways least prepared of all the Marvel villains. His plot to take over the world in The Avengers, as everyone repeatedly tells him, is never going to succeed, and at heart he's motivated by the childish desire to get as much attention as his blond, heroic brother. But it's his puniness that gives him both his appeal and his staying power. He's power-mad, sure, but only in the way we all think we deserve a little bit better in life. And he can't really be taken out of the story, both because Thor would never allow it and because, as a god, he's pretty damn hard to kill off. Loki's proven appeal and immense powers means he could honestly be part of every single other Marvel movie going forward. But it's resisting that urge that's going to be the challenge for Marvel for many years to come.

Charisma on Command explains why Loki is beloved. Watch the video below. 

Loki may have beat Kylo in our last poll, but he hasn't faced off with Killmonger yet. Killmonger is the best kind of villain—one who some can argue is actually a hero. We've already written about the divide on whether or not Killmonger is a hero or villain, which ended up being pretty tight.

The Root's Jason Johnson writes that Killmonger's yearning to free black people is righteous, but his methods of getting it done were evil:

Killmonger’s desire to free black people from oppression was noble, but his methods were ridiculous and his motives were questionable. Wakandans didn’t resist Killmonger because of his ideas. They didn’t agree with his methods, which were—again—ridiculous.

Screencrush's Ryan Arey claims Killmonger is now the greatest villain in the MCU.

But right now we’re most fixated on the film’s charismatic and fascinating villain, Erik “Killmonger” Stevens. Played in the film by Michael B. Jordan, he nearly steals the film right out from under its title character with his intense glares, provocative monologues, and enormous muscles. (Seriously, the dude is jacked; Steve Rogers would be jealous.) People often talk about a “villain problem” at Marvel; but that’s definitely not the case here.
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