Total Nerd The Best Batman Villains Ever  

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List Rules Vote up your favorite foes of the caped crusader!

Batman has, arguably, the greatest rogues gallery in all of comics, so let's rank every Batman villain best to worst! Bad guys like The Joker, Two-Face, and Hush have been reeking havoc on Batman since the 1940s. Some of his greatest allies have even crossed the line here and there, back and forth, and become worthy foes, like The Red Hood and Catwoman. If you want to rerank this list, then you'll want to consult this complete list of all Batman villains.

Which is the greatest Batman villain? Is the Clown Prince of Crime your favorite Bat baddie, or is it the vivacious DC villainess Poinson Ivy?

Make sure to vote up all your favorite Batman villains from this Batman villains list, and vote down the ones you don't think are worthy to be a part of this impressive roster.

Check out these Batman bad guys! 

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1
3,707 283
Joker is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Batman Villains Ever
Batman: The Dark Knight Returns

2
1,980 990
Scarecrow is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Batman Villains Ever

3
1,835 864
Harvey Dent is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Batman Villains Ever

4
1,868 1,044
Riddler is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Batman Villains Ever

5
2,173 749
Bane is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Batman Villains Ever

6
1,696 550
Penguin is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Batman Villains Ever

7
1,687 767
Poison Ivy is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Batman Villains Ever

8
1,855 709
Ra's al Ghul is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Batman Villains Ever

9
1,809 692
Catwoman is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Batman Villains Ever

10
1,635 548
Mister Freeze is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Batman Villains Ever
Mister Freeze

11
1,843 746
Harley Quinn is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Batman Villains Ever
Countdown to Final Crisis

12
1,624 535
Deathstroke is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Batman Villains Ever

13
1,123 597
Killer Croc is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Batman Villains Ever

14
1,287 592
Red Hood is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Batman Villains Ever

15
1,111 497
Deadshot is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Batman Villains Ever

16
978 560
Clayface is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Batman Villains Ever

17
905 523
Hugo Strange is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Batman Villains Ever

18
915 608
Hush is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Batman Villains Ever

19
879 572
Mad Hatter is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Batman Villains Ever

20
912 580
Talia al Ghul is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Batman Villains Ever

21
855 509
Black Mask is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Batman Villains Ever

22
691 559
Man-Bat is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Batman Villains Ever

23
748 522
Solomon Grundy is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Batman Villains Ever

24
773 541
Victor Zsasz is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Batman Villains Ever

25
776 526
The Court of Owls is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Batman Villains Ever
The Court of Owls

26
793 312
Mr. Freeze is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Batman Villains Ever

27
573 485
Firefly is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Batman Villains Ever

28
467 595
Ventriloquist is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Batman Villains Ever

29
483 522
Phantasm is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Batman Villains Ever

30
474 485
Carmine Falcone is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Batman Villains Ever

31
471 370
Arkham Knight is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Batman Villains Ever
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448 451
Professor Pyg is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Batman Villains Ever

33
351 468
Killer Moth is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Batman Villains Ever

34
460 250
Jason Todd is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Batman Villains Ever
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341 456
Lady Shiva is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Batman Villains Ever
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367 441
Anarky is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Batman Villains Ever

37
230 458
Copperhead is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Batman Villains Ever
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278 452
Clock King is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Batman Villains Ever

39
331 441
Calendar Man is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Batman Villains Ever

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253 400
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Prometheus

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255 408
Sal Maroni is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Batman Villains Ever

42
223 192
Superman is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Batman Villains Ever
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255 433
Great White Shark is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Batman Villains Ever

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277 412
Joe Chill is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Batman Villains Ever

45
221 368
KGBeast is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Batman Villains Ever

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213 396
Cheshire is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Batman Villains Ever
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268 389
Black Adam is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Batman Villains Ever
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195 426
Catman is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Batman Villains Ever
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173 389
Alberto Falcone is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Batman Villains Ever
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50
212 353
Royal Flush Gang is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Batman Villains Ever
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