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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3,448 264
Joker is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Batman Villains Ever
Batman: The Dark Knight Returns

2
1,813 910
Scarecrow is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Batman Villains Ever

3
1,687 799
Two-Face is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Batman Villains Ever

4
1,992 687
Bane is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Batman Villains Ever

5
1,723 972
Riddler is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Batman Villains Ever

6
1,719 661
Ra's al Ghul is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Batman Villains Ever

7
1,674 646
Catwoman is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Batman Villains Ever

8
1,567 713
Poison Ivy is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Batman Villains Ever

9
1,540 520
Penguin is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Batman Villains Ever

10
1,729 689
Harley Quinn is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Batman Villains Ever
Countdown to Final Crisis

11
1,517 509
Mister Freeze is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Batman Villains Ever
Mister Freeze

12
1,489 496
Deathstroke is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Batman Villains Ever

13
1,044 548
Killer Croc is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Batman Villains Ever

14
1,193 546
Red Hood is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Batman Villains Ever

15
1,027 463
Deadshot is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Batman Villains Ever

16
845 567
Hush is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Batman Villains Ever

17
906 529
Clayface is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Batman Villains Ever

18
824 487
Hugo Strange is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Batman Villains Ever

19
803 540
Mad Hatter is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Batman Villains Ever

20
830 547
Talia al Ghul is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Batman Villains Ever

21
788 481
Black Mask is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Batman Villains Ever

22
696 492
Solomon Grundy is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Batman Villains Ever

23
708 506
Victor Zsasz is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Batman Villains Ever

24
644 525
Man-Bat is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Batman Villains Ever

25
713 501
The Court of Owls is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Batman Villains Ever
The Court of Owls

26
719 297
Mr. Freeze is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Batman Villains Ever

27
439 561
Ventriloquist is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Batman Villains Ever

28
523 466
Firefly is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Batman Villains Ever

29
449 490
Phantasm is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Batman Villains Ever

30
434 458
Carmine Falcone is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Batman Villains Ever

31
437 334
Arkham Knight is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Batman Villains Ever
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423 226
Jason Todd is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Batman Villains Ever
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319 430
Lady Shiva is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Batman Villains Ever
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339 420
Anarky is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Batman Villains Ever

35
396 430
Professor Pyg is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Batman Villains Ever

36
315 450
Killer Moth is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Batman Villains Ever

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210 435
Copperhead is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Batman Villains Ever
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255 432
Clock King is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Batman Villains Ever

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302 415
Calendar Man is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Batman Villains Ever

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233 381
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Prometheus

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197 157
Superman is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Batman Villains Ever
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230 386
Salvatore

43
262 388
Joe Chill is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Batman Villains Ever

44
234 413
Great White Shark is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Batman Villains Ever

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256 360
Black Adam is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Batman Villains Ever
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197 375
Cheshire is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Batman Villains Ever
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196 350
KGBeast is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Batman Villains Ever

48
176 405
Catman is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Batman Villains Ever
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195 331
Royal Flush Gang is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Batman Villains Ever
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50
156 368
Alberto Falcone is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Batman Villains Ever
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