Wonder Man is possibly in line for his own show. So let’s look at supervillains that could be his potential enemies when he takes to the small screen. Here are 5 of the strongest Wonder Man villains that could appear in the new MCU TV show.
In terms of body count, Ultron is right up there as one of the deadliest supervillains that Earthlings and others ever had the unfortunate fate of going up against.
Originally designed to be part of a Peacekeeping Program created by Tony Stark and Bruce Banner (or Hank Pym depending on how you consume your MCU lore), Ultron was meant to be a protector of Earth.
However, as he was built using the decrypted code derived from the Mind Stone found inside Loki’s Scepter, this quickly led to him becoming corrupted by the stone.
Just like Leeloo in The Fifth Element, Ultron’s browsing of the history of humans on Earth via the internet leads him to conclude that an extinction-level genocide is the only solution, while simultaneously making the Avengers his nemesis.
2. Count Luchino Nefaria
Nefaria turned from a life as a rich Italian nobleman to that of running the international criminal cartel known as the Maggia.
Having already trapped the Avengers in stasis in order to frame them for treason, he has certainly shown that he has it out for anyone he perceives as an enemy.
Due to Wonder Man’s eventual turn to pacifism and from enemy to hero of the Avengers, Nefaria would be a perfect super villain for Wonder Man.
Kenneth Sturdy used techniques derived from the ionic energy treatments of Baron Zemo to give Nefaria similar abilities to Wonder Man, however, he has to constantly drain ionic energy from others to maintain the effect.
Nefaria has even fought against other notable ionic beings, including a fight with Atlas and Wonder Man.
3. Grim Reaper
There’s no rivalry like sibling rivalry, and Eric Williams AKA the Grim Reaper is Wonder Man’s brother.
Eventually joining the Maggia (Count Nefaria / Grim Reaper showdown, anyone?), the Grim Reaper enlisted help from the Tinkerer and Ultron to get a scythe weapon that he used to great effect to defeat Hawkeye, Goliath, and the Wasp.
Fueled by the supposed death of his brother Wonder Man, the Grim Reaper will stop at nothing to get his brother back, but once Wonder Man joined the Avengers and the Grim Reaper is constantly trying to kill the Avengers, the two are left in a deadly battle.
The Grim Reaper’s impressive ability to return from the dead is almost unrivaled in the MCU, and he’s variously been brought back as a zombie, by a Celestial Death Seed, resurrected by Amatsu-Mikaboshi and several other methods.
While initially having no superpowers and relying on his trademark weapon the techno-scythe, eventually he gained magic-related abilities, particularly of dark magic or voodoo origin due to training from the Black Talon and Lloigoroth.
4. Kang the Conqueror
A major supervillain of the MCU, Kang the Conqueror has had many names across the timestream, including Iron Lad and the Scarlet Centurion.
Hailing from an alternative universe, Kang ages at a slightly slower rate than modern humans but has mastered time travel, and time manipulation and also has access to extremely advanced technology from his future.
Not only is Kang similar in strength abilities to Wonder Man, but he can also manipulate gravito-electromagnetic force that is strong enough to stop a nuclear blast. His suit is also a total life support system, also giving him an instant replay feature to redo a timeline.
He can also peer into the various timelines surrounding him, allowing him access to unique and prescient information, and his weaponry is constantly changing but always packs a massive punch.
His constant megalomaniacal motives put him at odds with the Avengers, having had many clashes with them over the years when he is not fighting against the redundant variants of Kang that are created by Kang’s constant meddling in the timelines.
Kang’s powers would be a great matchup against Wonder Man, but Wonder Man would have to try and catch Kang first.
Crossbones AKA Brock Rumlow was formerly a S.H.I.E.L.D. (later Hydra) agent who turned to terrorism.
His attempts to get his hands on a bioweapon to facilitate the deaths of millions make him run head-on against the Avengers, particularly Captain America, Black Widow, Sam Wilson, and Scarlet Witch.
By now we all know that wherever the Scarlet Witch is, Wonder Man can’t be far behind.
With enhanced strength via his specialized gauntlets, Rumlow has superhuman strength coupled with a very high tolerance for pain
Excelling in martial arts is a key skill when going up against Wonder Man, and Rumlow knows Boxing, Krav Maga, Karate, Judo, Jujitsu, Taekwondo, and Kali
Rumlow’s proficiency with weapons including edged weapons and is an expert marksman, with top spy and secret agent skills.