47. Cyborg Superman (59 points - 3 first place slots)
Year first appeared: 1990
Before I go into the little history thing I do, let’s hear from the all time expert on all things Hank Henshaw.
"The greatest villain created in the 90s. I kid you not. Sure Bane broke the Bat. Sure Doomsday killed Superman. Sure Stryfe unleashed the Legacy Virus. But if there was one villain whose every movement changed a lot of events it is Cyborg Superman. With Lex Luthor on the sidelines due to playing "nice", Henshaw filled the void of making sure Superman's life was hell. First by posing as the Man of Steel (even convincing Lois Lane herself he was Clark), and then utterly betraying that trust by nuking Coast City with Mongul (the act that made Hal Jordan become Parallax and changed Green Lantern books for the next ten years). And that was merely his warm up. Henshaw then went on to plague Superman while committing more heinous acts. But alas as with many villains of the 90s if you where popular you where used a lot and Henshaw became more a joke than actual fear whenever he appeared in the later half of the 90s and early 00s. That was until Geoff Johns realized the potential Henshaw had and used him in GL as the rogue right behind Sinestro for screwing up Hal's life and still a thorn in Superman's side. Right where he belongs. "
Crewmember of the space shuttle Excalibur, Hank Henshaw was converted by a freak radiation accident into a being of pure energy. Horrified by what he had become, Henshaw beamed his consciousness into Superman's Kryptonian birthing matrix that brought the Man of Steel to Earth, and used it to leave the solar system.
While in space Henshaw's irrational hatred of Superman grew. Eventually his consciousness was able to mold the alloys and residue Kryptonian DNA into a mockery of a body commonly called the Cyborg Superman.
During the Death of Superman storyline, Hank came back as one of the four people who claimed they were the real Superman back from the dead. Having everyone fooled, he gained their trust only to betray them all and ruin the image and legend of Superman for everyone. With the help of Mongul, they destroyed Coast City, which was the main cause for Hal Jordon going crazy. When all is said and done is he defeated and that is the end of Hank Henshaw, or is it?
Hank later began to lead the Manhunters and spent a lot of time and effort battling the Green Lantern Corps, before joining forces with the Anti-Monitor and his Sinestro Corps. It is here we discover that Hank Henshaw's one wish is to die, as the Anti-Monitor promised to grant Hank's wish of death once their goal is reached.
Henshaw was positioned to watch over the construction of the new War World. As the Sinestro Corps approach Earth, their primary target, Sinestro orders Hank to deal with the Justice League and control the Anti-Monitor's landing zone personally. He attacks the Justice League, along with his army of Manhunters, they appear to be victorious before Superman arrives and battles his cyborg counterpart. Using the power of the yellow rings, Henshaw is able to push Superman back but is beaten senseless once Supergirl and Power Girl arrive to aid their cousin. Henshaw is thrown into Superman-Prime who is in the middle of a battle with the rest of Earth's heroes. After landing on top of Prime, Henshaw states, "He almost did it."
Henshaw gets back into the action and continues to fight Green Lanterns and the heroes of Earth. He mocks the Green Lanterns for their lack of skills saying that since they are able to use lethal force they should use it. In the middle of the battle Henshaw lit Hawkman's wings on fire but John Stewart quickly puts out the fire. Henshaw was caught in the explosion when War World exploded. He survived and was rescued by his Manhunters.
He made the Top 50, Zechs. Gloat in this moment, if you can't well. You always have Cass to root for.