In the last round, we shifted from heroic to slightly shady, and now we plunge head-first into evil. These villains are the most powerful in their respective universes, mad despots who want to conquer and / or consume the world.
Darkseid is the ruler of the planet Apokalips, who uses his god-like power and devastating Omega Beam to try to rid the universe of free will. Apocalypse is an immortal mutant who uses his god-like power and alien technology to conquer the Earth. Classically coolest: tie. Most badass: Darkseid. Most firepower: Darkseid. Most heart: tie. Most compelling character: Darkseid. Overall winner: Darkseid.
Contest #72: Anti-Monitor (DC) vs. Dormammu (Marvel)
The Anti-Monitor was a threat to the entire Justice League, who obliterated the Multiverse, leaving only one out of an infinite number of universes remaining. Dormammu is Doctor Strange’s main baddie, a demon of enormous power whose has caused entire other dimensions to be swallowed up by his own, thereby increasing his dominion and power. Classically coolest: Dormammu. Most badass: tie. Most firepower: Anti-Monitor. Most heart: tie. Most compelling character: tie. Overall winner: Anti-Monitor.
Contest #73: Despero (DC) vs. Stryfe (Marvel)
Despero is a cool, demonic-looking alien tyrant with phenomenal power who tries to conquer Earth. Stryfe is a mutant clone from the future with phenomenal power who conquers Earth in the future and travels back in time to try to conquer it in the present. Classically coolest: Despero. Most badass: tie. Most firepower: tie. Most heart: tie. Most compelling character: tie. Overall winner: Despero.
Contest #74: General Zod (DC) vs. Thanos (Marvel)
Zod is a villain from Superman’s home planet Krypton. He has much the same powers as Superman and tries to use them to conquer Earth. Thanos is an alien who uses the magic Infinity Gauntet to try to destroy half the universe. Classically coolest: tie. Most badass: tie. Most firepower: Thanos. Most heart: Thanos. Most compelling character: Thanos. Overall winner: Thanos.
Contest #75: Parallax (DC) vs. Dracula (Marvel)
Parallax is the embodiment of fear, a bug-like alien energy creature who poses a major threat to the Green Lantern Corps. Dracula is Dracula. Classically coolest: tie. Most badass: tie. Most firepower: Parallax. Most heart: Dracula. Most compelling character: Parallax. Overall winner: Parallax. Marvel actually does a pretty good job modernizing the king of all vampires, but Dracula is still done to death. Originality wins.
Contest #76: Trigon (DC) vs. Mephisto (Marvel)
Trigon is a four-eyed demon, the father of hero Raven, and a thorn in the side of the Teen Titans. Mephisto is the demon who created Ghost Rider and a constant thorn in the side of the Silver Surfer, Thor and others. Classically coolest: tie. Most badass: tie. Most firepower: tie. Most heart: tie. Most compelling character: Mephisto. Overall winner: Mephisto.
Contest #77: Kanjar Ro (DC) vs. Kang the Conqueror (Marvel)
Two aliens without superpowers of their own, both of whom use advanced technology to try to conquer Earth. Kanjar Ro is notable for his big nose. Kang is notable for his awesomely tacky costume. Classically coolest: Kang. Most badass: tie. Most firepower: tie. Most heart: tie. Most compelling character: Kang. Overall winner: Kang the Conqueror.
Contest #78: Black Adam (DC) vs. Mister Sinister (Marvel)
Black Adam is a former Captain Marvel who turned evil but kept his vast magic powers. He has pointy ears, so you know he’s evil. Mister Sinister is a scientific genius and genetically modified super being with vast power. His last name is “Sinister,” so you know he’s evil. Classically coolest: Black Adam. Most badass: tie. Most firepower: Black Adam. Most heart: tie. Most compelling character: Black Adam. Overall winner: Black Adam.
Contest #79: Eclipso (DC) vs. Baron Mordo (Marvel)
Eclipso is a version of the Spectre that turned evil. Baron Mordo is an evil version of Doctor Strange. Classically coolest: Eclipso. Most badass: tie. Most firepower: Eclipso. Most heart: tie. Most compelling character: Baron Mordo. Overall winner: Eclipso.
Contest #80: Imperiex (DC) vs. Galactus (Marvel)
Imperiex is the embodiment of entropy, who consumes many planets before being beaten back from Earth. Galactus is the Devourer of Worlds, a cosmic being of enormous power who must consume planets in order to survive. He has been beaten back from Earth on many occasions, but always returns… Classically coolest: tie. Most badass: Galactus. Most firepower: tie. Most heart: tie. Most compelling character: Galactus. Overall winner: Galactus.
Round nine score: A small gain for DC – DC 6, Marvel 4. Cumulative score: DC 38, Marvel 42.
P.S. – It is purely a cooincidence that this posted on 6/6 at 6 AM...