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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3,269 250
Joker is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Batman Villains Ever
Joker Batman: The Dark Knight Returns

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1,627 914
Riddler is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Batman Villains Ever

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1,708 855
Scarecrow is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Batman Villains Ever

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Harvey Dent is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Batman Villains Ever

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1,878 645
Bane is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Batman Villains Ever

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1,595 607
Catwoman is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Batman Villains Ever

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1,487 669
Poison Ivy is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Batman Villains Ever

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

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1,651 651
Harley Quinn is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Batman Villains Ever
Harley Quinn Countdown to Final Crisis

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1,448 485
Penguin is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Batman Villains Ever

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1,421 482
Mister Freeze is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Batman Villains Ever
Mister Freeze

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1,396 472
Deathstroke is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Batman Villains Ever

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979 519
Killer Croc is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Batman Villains Ever

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1,121 518
Red Hood is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Batman Villains Ever

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962 434
Deadshot is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Batman Villains Ever

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853 497
Clayface is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Batman Villains Ever

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781 540
Hush is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Batman Villains Ever

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763 460
Hugo Strange is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Batman Villains Ever

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754 505
Mad Hatter is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Batman Villains Ever

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

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

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651 462
Solomon Grundy is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Batman Villains Ever

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Man-Bat is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Batman Villains Ever

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663 483
Victor Zsasz is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Batman Villains Ever

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664 475
The Court of Owls is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Batman Villains Ever
The Court of Owls

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663 286
Mr. Freeze is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Batman Villains Ever

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Ventriloquist is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Batman Villains Ever

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Firefly is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Batman Villains Ever

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

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407 306
Arkham Knight is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Batman Villains Ever
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399 435
Carmine Falcone is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Batman Villains Ever

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Lady Shiva is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Batman Villains Ever
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Jason Todd is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Batman Villains Ever
Gbi KalibataCity added Jason Todd Detective Comics, Countdown to Final Crisis, Batman

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Anarky is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Batman Villains Ever

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Professor Pyg is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Batman Villains Ever

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Copperhead is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Batman Villains Ever
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Killer Moth is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Batman Villains Ever

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239 406
Clock King is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Batman Villains Ever

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

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Prometheus

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172 136
Superman is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Batman Villains Ever
Max Mazzeri added Superman Superman/Batman, Superman: Whatever Happened to the Man of Tomorrow?, Action Comics

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208 370
Salvatore

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218 390
Great White Shark is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Batman Villains Ever

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241 371
Joe Chill is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Batman Villains Ever

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Cheshire is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Batman Villains Ever
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242 340
Black Adam is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Batman Villains Ever
buddyleedude added Black Adam

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178 335
KGBeast is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Batman Villains Ever

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168 384
Catman is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Batman Villains Ever
Riot18 added Catman

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183 314
Royal Flush Gang is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Batman Villains Ever
buddyleedude added Royal Flush Gang

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Alberto Falcone is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Batman Villains Ever
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