The 5 Best (and 5 Worst) DC Supervillains on Smallville

By Ethan Kaye in Comics, Daily Lists, TV
Thursday, September 30, 2010 at 8:06 am
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A few weeks back, we ran the 11 best Smallville heroes who've shown up from out of the pages of DC Comics. Since the show is basically a DC character showcase now (with the Wonder Twins potentially jumping the shark), it been full of these superhero cameos... but also of supervillains. See, when you have a different bad guy show up every week, not all of them are going to be Brainiac. That's just life in the 'Ville.

So now that we've given the heroes their due, it's time to bring on the bad guys, both kick-ass... and regular ass. Thanks to Warner Bros. and The CW's draconian YouTube policies, practically the only videos of these villains available are horrible fan-made tribute videos with ridiculous music choices, so that's what we went with (just like last time).


THE BEST:

5) Metallo
Brian Austin Green ain't no Laurence Olivier, but as a freaked-out robot man, he does a fine job. I don't think you could make Metallo work better on the screen than they did with those episodes in season 9. Robot arms and glowing kryptonite chest made us overlook his manic acting, and also the fact that he's married to Megan Fox.

4) Maxima
Clark Kent should have banged Maxima like a drum and that would be the end of the show. Thank you, I'm outta here.

3) Bizarro
Trying to come up with a way to accurately do Bizarro in a live-action show has to be a nightmare for writers. His origin story in the comics is full of weird back and forths, and thank God that the show didn't try to introduce Bizarro world and the backwards talking thing (that no Superman writer seems to understand fully). You got the fun angular face thing, plus some nice Kent on Kent violence!

2) Toyman
I'll go out on a limb here and say that Toyman is the most accurately portrayed DC character on Smallville. His costume, look, methods, actions are all as lunatic as the comic book version. He's a terrorist and a nuisance and Chris Gauthier plays the hell out of him. Sure, he's not in the same class as a Zod or Doomsday, but he adds some fine crazy spice to the episodes he's in.

1) Brainiac
James Marsters is a fantastic villain in whatever show he pops up on. As Clark's mentor, Dr. Milton Fine, he was a much-needed source of advice since the death of Dr. Swann. As a Kryptonian supercomputer, he was deadly, crafty, and thoroughly evil. I wouldn't be surprised if he showed up in the last seconds of the final episode just to say, "You're all fucked now."

The worst begins on the next page.

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