The term didn't apply to ALL of their enemies though. As an example, Mr. Freeze was an enemy of Batman, but he wasn't Batman's chief adversary, because the Joker was by far his most worthy and recurrent foe.
Still, the term was often used incorrectly; synonymously with the word enemy, despite the fact that not all of a character's enemies were archenemies.
Enemy vs. Archenemy
The terms enemy and archenemy were often times used interchangeably, still, they didn't mean the same thing.
Still, their were times when archenemy was used to describe any enemy of a certain superhero, whether or not they were their "greatest" enemy.
List of Archenemies
- Superman and Lex Luthor
- Batman and Joker
- Wonder Woman and Cheetah
- Green Lantern and Sinestro
- Aquaman and Black Manta
- Atom and Chronos
- Captain Marvel and Doctor Sivana
- He-Man and Skeletor
- ↑ As seen in Menace Of The Black Manta
- ↑ On occasion, the term "archenemy" was used to describe any enemy, and because of that, enemy redirects here.