The 12 Best Female Batman Villains From His Remarkable Rogues Gallery



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The lovely ladies of Batman's Rogues Gallery are some of the most beloved, feared, and acclaimed characters in comic book history. From the magnificent stories these dangerous women of the DC universe first appeared in throughout the hundreds of Batman comics of the last 50 years to the animated shows that garnered them worldwide fame to the blockbuster films that made them global icons, every female Batman villain has grown an incredible following over time, and their popularity only continues to grow with each new form of media they appear in. While each adaptation shines these characters in a new and interesting light, at the end of the day, the best batman villains always break through as characters we love to hate, and hate to love.

Every character in Batman's Rogues Gallery is vastly different than the last, and this is incredibly prominent with the women of the DC universe. Incredible antiheroes like Catwoman and Phantasm prove that just because they do evil deeds, doesn't mean they can't have a heart of gold underneath their thick skin. Some of the deadliest women in the DC universe like Poison Ivy and Talia al Ghul simply want to watch the world burn, while fan favorites like Harley Quinn and White Rabbit just love to cause as much chaos as they possibly can. No matter how evil or vile these characters may be, they are still some of the most intriguing, wonderful, and impressive villains in comic book history.

Vote up the best female Batman villains, and don't forget to check out The Best Batman Villains Ever to see where these remarkable women stack up against the competition and The Best Characters From The 'Batman' Universe to get a full and complete history of all things Batman.

  • Poison Ivy
    Photo: Batman / DC Comics
    40 votes

    How Evil Is She?

    • Poison Ivy will kill anyone who harms mother nature, and she will do so in the most brutal and painful ways possible.
    • Her end goal is to wipe out the human race and make plants the dominant pieces so she can be their queen.

    Why We Love Her

    • Many readers are on Poison Ivy's side, as they believe humans are killing the environment, she just takes it a little bit too extreme.
    • Often regarded as the most attractive and sensual of all of Batman's villains, she is able to lure in the readers with her elegance and grace.

    Debut: Batman #181
    Real Name: Dr. Pamela Lillian Isley
    Powers and Abilities: Chlorokinesis, Toxikinesis, Pheromone Control
    Notable Media Appearances: Harley Quinn (2019-ongoing), Batman: Arkham Asylum (2009), Batman & Robin (1997) Batman: The Animated Series (1992-1995)

  • Catwoman
    Photo: Batman / DC Comics
    45 votes

    How Evil Is She?

    • Catwoman steals from anything and anyone who has something she desires, regardless of who or what it might affect.
    • She will double-cross her allies in a heartbeat if it means that she will either get away without repercussions or be able to take all the loot for herself.

    Why We Love Her

    • She is the perfect anti-hero who does the nasty things we wish our heroes would do but are too righteous too.
    • While she may give off a tough and gruff demeanor, inside she has a heart of gold and she at least tries to do the right thing from time to time.

    Debut: Batman #1
    Real Name: Selina Kyle
    Powers & Abilities: Master Martial Artist, Master Thief, Feline Empathy
    Notable Media Appearances: The Batman (2021), The Dark Knight Rises (2012), Batman: Arkham Asylum (2009), Catwoman (2004), Batman Returns (1992), The New Batman Adventures(1992-1995) Batman (1966-1968)

  • Harley Quinn
    Photo: Batman / DC Comics
    38 votes

    How Evil Is She?

    • Harley Quinn used to do anything and everything The Joker would tell her to do, no matter how disturbing, shocking, and vile those acts were.
    • She is incredibly unhinged and is likely to do anything at any moment, making her the ultimate loose cannon.

    Why We Love Her

    • Often regarded as the most sensual and attractive comic book character in history, for many, it doesn't matter how evil the deeds she does are, they will always have rose-tinted glasses for Miss Quinn.
    • She was able to leave an incredibly abusive relationship, and even though she is still incredibly evil, she is not nearly as evil as she once was.

    Debut: Batman: The Animated Series
    Real Name: Harleen Quinzel
    Powers and Abilities: High Intelligence, Exceptional Agility and Strength, Expert Psychiatrist
    Notable Media Appearances: Birds of Prey (2020), The Suicide Squad (2016), Batman: Arkham Asylum (2009), Batman: The Animated Series (1992-1995)

  • Talia al Ghul
    Photo: Batman / DC Comics
    40 votes

    How Evil Is She?

    • Talia al Ghul will stop at nothing to help her father achieve his goal of achieving immortality, no matter who it kills in the process.
    • Forms a terrorist group that takes over Gotham City and kills anyone who opposes them.

    Why We Love Her

    • She was a major love interest for Batman, and no matter what, she will always have those who overlook her evilness because of this.
    • No matter how evil or vile her organizations become, she sticks true to them no matter what, showcasing incredible resolve and character, even if it's in its purest and evilest form.

    Debut: Detective Comics #411 
    Real Name: Talia al Ghul
    Powers and Abilities: Genius-Level Intelect, Master Martial Artist, Immortality (with the Lazarus Pit)
    Notable Media Appearances: The Dark Knight Rises (2012), Batman: Arkham City (2011), Batman: The Animated Series (1992-1995)

  • White Rabbit
    Photo: Batman / DC Comics
    26 votes

    How Evil Is She?

    • White Rabbit partnered with Clayface to help break out all of the inmates of Arkham Asylum in an attempt to garner Batman's attention.
    • She consistently teams up with various villains to get anyone's attention.

    Why We Love Her

    • Although she is a villain, hardly anyone, even Batman, ever acknowledges her existence, even when she is talking to them, making her somewhat sympathetic.
    • Her provocative costume makes her a fan favorite for those looking for scandalous characters.

    Debut: Batman: The Dark Knight #1
    Real Name: Jaina Hudson
    Powers and Abilities: Escape Artist
    Notable Media Appearances: Gotham (2014-2019), Batman: Arkham Knight (2015)

  • Lady Shiva
    Photo: Batman / DC Comics
    29 votes

    How Evil Is She?

    • Lady Shiva was determined to avenge her sister's death, no matter how many innocent she had to kill along the way to achieve her goal.
    • She continues to train master assassins to continue her thrill-seeking ways after avenging her sister.

    Why We Love Her

    • Arguably one of the best swordsmen in all of Batman's Rogue Gallary, watching Lady Shiva in action is like watching a master at work.
    • While she often kills without hesitation, more often than not she is attacking villainous characters, which makes her more likable.

    Debut: Richard Dragon, Kung Fu Fighter #5
    Real Name: Sandra Wu-San
    Powers and Abilities: Swordsmanship, Master Martial Artist, Acrobatics
    Notable Media Appearances: Justice League Dark: Apokolips War (2020), Batman: Hush (2019), Batman: Arkham Origins (2013)