This a list of archenemy-type relationships in fiction. To see the full criteria for an archenemy, see Archenemy. Also please note that this list is not full, and may never be.


  • Lex Luthor, the archenemy of Superman
  • Green Goblin (Norman Osborn), the archenemy of Spider-Man
  • The Joker, the archenemy of Batman
  • Jigsaw, the archenemy of the Punisher
  • Black Manta, the archenemy of Aquaman
  • The Octopus, the archenemy of the Spirit
  • Cheetah, the archenemy of Wonder Woman
  • Captain Cold, the archenemy of Flash
  • Sinestro, the archenemy of Green Lantern
  • Black Adam, the archenemy of Shazam
  • Violator and Mammon are the archenemies of Spawn
  • Doctor Doom, the archenemy of the Fantastic Four
  • T-Ray, the archenemy of Deadpool
  • Magneto & Apocalypse, the archenemies of the X-Men
  • Kingpin, the archenemy of Daredevil
  • Tobias Whale, the archenemy of Black Lightning
  • Bushman, the archenemy of Moon Knight
  • Galactus, the archenemy of the Silver Surfer
  • Ultron, the archenemy of the Avengers
  • Sabertooth, the archenemy of Wolverine
  • Abomination, the archenemy of the Hulk
  • The Mandarin, the archenemy of Iron Man
  • Loki, the archenemy of Thor
  • Red Skull, the archenemy of Captain America
  • Mephisto & Blackheart, the archenemies of Ghost Rider
  • Klaw, the archenemy of Black Panther
  • Baron Mordo and Dormammu, the archenemies of Doctor Strange
  • Shredder, the archenemy of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
  • Judge Death, the archenemy of Judge Dredd
  • Deathstroke, the archenemy of the Teen Titans
  • Brotherhood of Evil, the archenemy of Doom Patrol
  • Darkseid, the archenemy of the Justice League (primarily Superman).
  • Thanos, the archenemy of the Guardians of the Galaxy


  • Captain Hook is the archenemy of Peter Pan.[1][2]
  • Fu Manchu is the archenemy of Commissioner Denys Nayland Smith.
  • Karla is the archenemy of George Smiley in John le Carré's Karla Trilogy.[3]
  • Inspector Javert is the archenemy of Jean Valjean in the classic French novel Les Misérables.
  • Professor James Moriarty is the archenemy of Sherlock Holmes.[4]
  • Professor Ratigan, archenemy of Basil of Baker Street in the book series of the same name, and also in the Disney film adaptation titled The Great Mouse Detective.
  • The Sheriff of Nottingham is the archenemy of Robin Hood.
  • Randall Flagg is the archenemy of the survivors in Boulder, Colorado in Stephen King's The Stand.
  • Lord Voldemort is the archenemy of Harry Potter.[5]
  • Gray Man is the archenemy of Spenser in Robert B. Parker's Spenser series.[6]
  • Poseidon is the archenemy of Odysseus in Homer's Odyssey.[7]
  • Nicolae Carpathia, the archenemy of the Tribulation Force in the Left Behind series.
  • Sauron & Saruman - the archenemies of the protagonists in The Lord of the Rings trilogy.
  • Visser Three, the archenemy of the Animorphs.


  • Ernst Stavro Blofeld - the archenemy of James Bond, in the James Bond film series.[8]
  • King Ghidorah, the archenemy of Godzilla in the Godzilla series.
  • Dr. Evil is the archenemy of Austin Powers in the Austin Powers films.
  • Sir Charles Litton and Chief Inspector Charles Dreyfus - the archenemies of Inspector Jacques Clouseau in The Pink Panther series.
  • Darth Sidious & Darth Vader, the archenemies of Luke Skywalker, Obi-Wan Kenobi and Yoda in the Star Wars franchise.
  • Agent Smith, the archenemy of Neo, in the Matrix film series.
  • Rene Belloq & Arnold Ernst Toht, the archenemies of Indiana Jones in the Indiana Jones film series.
    • They are archenemies even in the prequel materials from the franchise.[9]
  • Tyrannosaurus and relatives could likely be considered the archenemy of King Kong
  • Skynet and T-1000, archenemies of John Connor in Terminator.
  • Dick Jones & Clearance Boddciker, the archenemies of Robocop, in Robocop.
  • Hans Gruber, the archenemy of John McClane, in the Die Hard franchise.
  • John Doe, the archenemy of David Mills, in Se7en.
  • Rudy, the archenemy of Buck in the Ice Age films.
  • Judge Claude Frollo, the archenemy of Esmeralda, in The Hunchback of Notre Dame.
  • Judge Doom, the archenemy of Eddie Valiant, Roger Rabbit & Jessica Rabbit, in Who Framed Roger Rabbit.
  • Oogie Boogie, the archenemy of Jack Skellingon, in The Nightmare Beofre Christmas.
  • King Goobot, the archenemy of Jimmy Neutron, in Jimmy Neutron.
  • Lord Farquaad, the archenemy of Shrek, in Shrek.
  • Jafar, the archenemy of Aladdin, in Aladdin.
  • Queen Grimhilde, the archenemy of Snow White, in Snow White & Seven Dwarfs.
  • Clayton, the archenemy of Tarzan, in Tarzan.
  • Cruella DeVille, the archenemy of the Dalmantions, in 101 Dalmations.
  • Scar, the archenemy of Simba, in The Lion King.
  • Sid Phillips, the archenemy of Woody, in Toy Story.
  • Syndrome, the archenemy of Mr. Incredible, in The Incredibles.
  • Hades, the archenemy of Hercules, in Hercules.
  • Ursula, the archenemy of Ariel, in The Little Mermaid.
  • Captain Hook, the archenemy of Peter Pan, in Peter Pan.
  • Maleficent, the archenemy of Princess Aurora, in Sleeping Beauty.
  • Hopper, the archenemy of Princess Atta, in A Bug's Life.
  • Randall Boggs, the archenemy of Mike and Sully, in Monsters Inc.
  • Darth Maul & General Grievous, the archenemies of Obi-Wan Kenobi, in the Star Wars franchise.
  • Darth Tyrannus, the archenemy of Anakin Skywalker, in the Star Wars franchise.


  • Vilgax, the archenemy of Ben Tennyson in the Ben 10 series.
  • Skrawl, the archenemy of Rudy Tabootie, Penny Sanchz, and Snap
  • Vlad Plasmius, the archenemy of Danny Phantom
  • Barry Dylan, the archenemy of Sterling Archer
  • Plankton, the archenemy of Mr. Krabs in SpongeBob SquarePants
  • Professor Calamitous - Archenemy of Jimmy Neutron.
  • Mandark, the archenemy of Dexter.
  • Kipp O'Donnell and Neil Biederman, the archenemies of Eliza Thornberry
  • The Master, Davros and the Daleks are the archenemies of the Doctor, in the Doctor Who
  • The Trickster is the archenemy of Sarah Jane Smith
  • Jimmy Pesto, the archenemy of Bob Belcher
  • Logan Bush, the archenemy of Louise Belcher
  • Siegfried - the archenemy of Maxwell Smart.
  • Cobra Organization - the archenemy of the G.I. Joe Team.
  • Storm Shadow-the archenemy of Snake Eyes
  • Sylar is the archenemy of both Peter Petrelli and Noah Bennet in the television series and its various media.
  • Dr. Claw - the archenemy of Inspector Gadget
  • Dib - the archenemy of Zim
  • Dr. Drakken and Shego archenemies of Kim Possible in Kim Possible.
  • The Kankers Sisters the archenemies of the Eds in Ed, Edd N Eddy.
  • Martian Commander X-2, the archenemy of Duck Dodgers in Duck Dodgers in the 24½th Century.
  • Marcy D'Arcy - the archenemy of Al Bundy.
  • Skeletor - the archenemy of He-Man in He-Man and the Masters of the Universe.
  • Dr. Heinz Doofenshmirtz - the archenemy (and proud of it) of Perry the Platypus.
  • Gideon Gleeful and Bill Cipher - the archenemies of the Pines family in Gravity Falls
  • Mojo Jojo, the archenemy of the Powerpuff Girls in The Powerpuff Girls.
  • Aku, the archenemy of Samurai Jack
  • Homelander, the archenemy of Billy Butcher in The Boys.
  • Resse Wilkerson, the archenemy of Malcolm Wilkerson, in Malcolm In The Middle.
  • Newman, the archenemy of Jerrey Seinfeld, in Seinfeld.
  • Eric Cartman, the archenemy of Kyle Broflovski, in South Park.
  • Renee "Ren" Stevens, the archenemy of Louis Stevens, in Even Stevens.
  • Zorak-archenemy of Space Ghost
  • Khan Noonien Singh, the archenemy of James T. Kirk
  • Fire Lord Ozai is the archenemy of Team Avatar in Avatar: The Last Airbender.
  • Mumm-Ra the Ever-Living - the archenemy of The Thundercats[10]
  • Megatron - the archenemy of Optimus Prime in the Transformers franchise.
  • Fred, Kate and Sandra-The archenemies of Will Valentine
  • Tirek, Queen Chrysallis, Izzy Glow, and King Sombra the archenemies of Twilight Sparkle
  • Joe Carroll is the archenemy of Ryan Hardy in The Following
  • Gus Fring, the archenemy of Walter White on Breaking Bad
  • Arthur Mitchell a.k.a The Trinity Killer is the archenemy of Dexter Morgan
  • Lucifer is the archenemy of Sam and Dean Winchester in Supernatural
  • The Cigarette Smoking Man is the archenemy of Fox Mulder and Dana Scully in The X-Files.
  • Chuck McGill - the archenemy of Jimmy McGill in Better Call Saul
  • Malcolm Merlyn - the archenemy of Oliver Queen
  • Ernie the Giant Chicken, the archenemy of Peter Griffin
  • Sideshow Bob, the archenemy of Bart Simpson in The Simpsons
  • David Xanatos and Demona - the archenemies of the Manhattan Clan gargoyles, particularly their leader Goliath, in Gargoyles
  • Vandal Savage - the archenemy of Hawkman, Hawkgirl, and Rip Hunter
  • Damien Darhk - the archenemy of Sara Lance


Baki the Grappler

  • Yujiro Hanma - the archenemy of Baki Hanma


  • Griffith - the archenemy of Guts

Black Cat

  • Creed Diskenth - archenemy of Train Heartnet (aka the Black Cat)


  • Diva is the archenemy and twin sister of Saya Otonashi

Chrono Crusade

  • Aion - archenemy of Chrono


  • Priscilla - the archenemy of Clare

Code Geass

  • Charles zi Britannia and Schneizel el Britannia - the archenemies of Lelouch Lamperouge
  • Kallen Stadtfeld - the archenemy of Suzaku Kururugi

Cowboy Bebop

  • Vicious - the archenemy of Spike Spiegel

Cyborg 009

  • Black Ghost - the archenemy of Cyborg 009

Death Note

  • L - the archenemy of Light Yagami
  • Near- the archenemy of Mello

Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba

  • Muzan Kibutsuji - The archenemy of the Demon Slayer Corps


Dragonball Z

  • Frieza - the archenemy of Goku and Vegeta
  • Garlic Junior - the archenemy of Piccolo
  • No. 17 and No. 18 - the archenemies of Future Trunks and Future Gohan
  • Buu - The archenemy of the Kais, including Supreme Kai.

Fist of the North Star

  • Shin and Jagi - the archenemies of Kenshiro
  • Juda - the archenemy of Rei
  • Souther - the archenemy of Kenshiro and Shu
  • Raoh - the archenemy of Kenshiro and Toki

Fullmetal Alchemist

  • Father,Envy,and Scar archenemies of Edward and Alphonse Elric
  • Hunter X Hunter
  • Hisoka Morow- the archenemy of Gon freecss
  • The Phantom Troupe- the archenemy of Kurapika Kurta


  • Naraku and Sesshomaru - the archenemies of InuYasha

Jojo's Bizarre Adventure

  • Dio Brando - the overall archenemy of the Joestars, mainly Jonathan Joestar, Joseph Joestar and Jotaro Kujo
  • Yoshikage Kira - the archenemy of Josuke Higashikata and Reimi Sugimoto
  • Diavolo - the archenemy of Giorno Giovana and Team Passione
  • Enrico Pucci - the archenemy of Jotaro Kujo and Jolyne Kujo
  • Diego Brando and President Valentine- the archenemies of Johnny Joestar and Gyro Zeppeli
  • Tooru - the archenemy of Josuke and Joshu Higashikata

Lupin III

  • Koichi Zenigata - the archenemy (or frenemy) of Arsene Lupin III

Mobile Suit Gundam

  • Char Aznable - the archenemy of Amuro Ray

Mobile Suit Gundam Wing

  • Zechs Merquise - the archenemy of Heero Yuy

My Hero Academia

  • All For One/Shigaraki - the archenemy of All Might/Toshinori Yagi
  • Himiko Toga- the archenemy of Ochaco Uraraka
  • Tomura Shigeraki and Muscular - the archenemies of Izuku Midorya

One Piece

  • The World Government - the archenemy of the Straw Hat Pirates
  • Buggy the Clown-archenemy of Monkey D. Luffy


  • Team Rocket-archenemies of Ash Ketchum and Pikachu

Rurouni Kenshin

  • Shishio Makoto and Yukishiro Enishi - the archenemies of Himura Kenshin

Sailor Moon

  • Queen Beryl - the archenemy of Sailor Moon/Usagi Tsukino
  • Wiseman - the archenemy of Chibiusa
  • Mistress 9 - the archenemy of Sailor Saturn

Tokyo Mew Mew

  • Deep Blue and the Saint Rose Crusaders-the archenemies of the Mew Mews


  • Millions Knives (also twin brother) and Legato Bluesummers - archenemies of Vash the Stampede

YuYu Hakusho

  • Younger Toguro and Shinobu Sensui - the archenemies of Yusuke Urameshi


  • Maxamillion Pegasus -archenemy of Yugi Mutou and Seto Kaiba
  • Rex Goodwin and Sayer-archenemies of Yusei Fudo
  • Bandit Keith - archenemy of Joey Wheeler

Psycho Pass

  • Makishima is the archenemy of Kogami
  • The Sibyl System is the archenemy of Akane

Video Games[]

  • Gruntilda Winkybunion - the archenemy of Banjo and Kazooie
  • Imran Zakhaev, Vladimir Makarov and General Shepherd - the archenemies of "Soap" MacTavish and Captain John Price.
  • Malefor (AKA the Dark Master), the archenemy of Spyro and Cynder in The Legend of Spyro trilogy
  • The Brotherhood of Nod and their leader Kane - the archenemies of the Global Defense Initiative
  • Sephiroth - the archenemy of Cloud Strife and Tifa Lockhart.
  • Doctor Neo Cortex, the archenemy of Crash Bandicoot
  • Uka Uka - the archenemy of Aku Aku
  • King K. Rool, Kremlings, - the archenemies of Donkey Kong & The Other Kongs
  • Risky Boots - The archenemy of Shantae
  • The Combine are the archenemies of the Resistance.
  • The Black Ops and Race X Aliens - the archenemies of Corporal Adrian Shephard in Half-Life: Opposing Force
  • The Covenant - the archenemies of the UNSC
  • 343 Guilty Spark and the Gravemind - archenemies of Master Chief and Cortana
  • Tartarus and the Prophet of Truth - archenemies of the Arbiter
  • Meta Knight, King Dedede,Master DawDowle and List of Kirby Characters#Keeby - the archenemies of Kirby
  • Keeby, Galacta Knight and Volcana Knight - Archenemies Of Meta Knight
  • Kirby's - Archenemies and the Nightmare of King DeDeDe
  • Ganondorf - the archenemy of Link and Zelda
  • Bowser- the archenemy of Mario
  • King Boo and Bouldergeist - the archenemies of Luigi
  • Saren Arterius and Harbinger - the archenemies of Commander Shepard
  • The Reapers - the archenemies of the Protheans, and later on, the races of the Citadel.
  • Revolver Ocelot, the archenemy of Solid Snake in the Metal Gear Solid series.
  • Senator Steven Armstrong, the archenemy of Raiden.
  • Ridley, the archenemy of Samus Aran
  • GLaDOS, the archenemy of Chell
  • Doctor Nefarious, the archenemy of Ratchet, Clank, and Captain Qwark in the Ratchet & Clank series.
  • The Ultor Corporation - the archenemies of Red Faction.
  • Albert Wesker - the archenemy of Chris Redfield and Jill Valentine
  • The Umbrella Corporation - the archenemy of most of the remaining Resident Evil protagonists.
  • Andross, the archenemy of Fox McCloud
  • Wolf O'Donnell - the arch-rival of Fox McCloud
  • Clockwerk - the archenemy of Sly Cooper in Sly Cooper series
  • The Templars - archenemies of the Assassins in the Assassin's Creed series.
  • Doctor Eggman (a.k.a. Doctor Robotnik) - the archenemy of Sonic the Hedgehog [11]
  • Black Doom and Mephiles the Dark - the archenemies of Shadow the Hedgehog.
  • Masayoshi Shido, Archenemy of Ren/Joker.
  • Dr. Wily, the Archenemy of Classic Mega Man.
  • Sigma, Archenemy of Mega Man X.
  • M.Bison - the archenemy of Ryu, Ken, Guile and Chun Li.
  • Shang Tsung - the archenemy of Liu Kang and Kung Lao.
  • Gary Smith - the archenemy of Jimmy Hopkins in Bully.
  • Mileena - the archenemy of Kitana.
  • Shao Kahn and Shinnok - the archenemies of Raiden
  • Kano - the archenemy of Sonya Blade, Johnny Cage, and Cassie Cage
  • Quan Chi and Bi-Han (Sub Zero, later Noob Saibot) - the archenemies of Scorpion
  • Nightmare - the archenemy, and formerly the alter-ego, of Siegfried.
  • Astaroth - the archenemy of Maxi
  • Cervantes - the archenemy of Taki and Ivy
  • Vergil - the archenemy of Dante in Devil May Cry
  • Tira - the archenemy of Sophitia and Yoshimitsu
  • Aeon Calcos - the archenemy of Rock
  • Darth Malak - the archenemy of Revan in Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic
  • Darth Nihilus, Darth Sion, and Darth Traya - archenemies of the Jedi Exile in The Sith Lords
  • Jerec - the archenemy of Kyle Katarn in the Dark Forces series
  • Darth Vader and Palpatine - the archenemies of Galen Marek in Star Wars: The Force Unleashed
  • Kazuya Mishima is the archenemy and father of Jin Kazama
  • Heihachi Mishima is the archenemy and father of Kazuya Mishima
  • Anna Williams is the archenemy of Nina Williams
  • Boss Cass - the archenemy of Ty the Tasmanian Tiger
  • Xehanort - archenemy of Sora
  • Xehanort's Heartless - archenemy of Riku
  • Xemnas and Organization XIII - archenemies of Mickey Mouse and Ansem the Wise

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