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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2,941 216
Joker is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Batman Villains Ever
Joker Batman: The Dark Knight Returns

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1,445 814
Riddler is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Batman Villains Ever

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1,403 676
Two-Face is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Batman Villains Ever

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1,500 755
Scarecrow is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Batman Villains Ever

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1,665 581
Bane is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Batman Villains Ever

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1,411 542
Catwoman is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Batman Villains Ever

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1,311 599
Poison Ivy is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Batman Villains Ever

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1,452 564
Ra's al Ghul is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Batman Villains Ever

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1,491 579
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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1,268 438
Penguin is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Batman Villains Ever

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1,249 450
Mister Freeze is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Batman Villains Ever
Mister Freeze

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1,229 428
Deathstroke is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Batman Villains Ever

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849 474
Killer Croc is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Batman Villains Ever

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993 471
Red Hood is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Batman Villains Ever

Marvel Comics Villainesses That Make You Want To Be Bad

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854 393
Deadshot is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Batman Villains Ever

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748 456
Clayface is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Batman Villains Ever

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692 486
Hush is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Batman Villains Ever

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652 418
Hugo Strange is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Batman Villains Ever

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658 451
Mad Hatter is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Batman Villains Ever

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697 458
Talia al Ghul is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Batman Villains Ever

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635 422
Black Mask is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Batman Villains Ever

The Best Black Panther Storylines in Comics

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596 434
Victor Zsasz is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Batman Villains Ever

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533 461
Man-Bat is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Batman Villains Ever

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571 425
Solomon Grundy is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Batman Villains Ever

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589 431
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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561 265
Mr. Freeze is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Batman Villains Ever

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362 478
Ventriloquist is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Batman Villains Ever

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425 405
Firefly is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Batman Villains Ever

The Top 6 Real-Life Versions of Batman Villains

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376 421
Phantasm is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Batman Villains Ever

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353 386
Carmine Falcone is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Batman Villains Ever

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348 267
Arkham Knight is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Batman Villains Ever
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258 361
Lady Shiva is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Batman Villains Ever
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324 181
Jason Todd is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Batman Villains Ever
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287 345
Anarky is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Batman Villains Ever

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313 365
Professor Pyg is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Batman Villains Ever

Amazing Real-Life Superhero Gadgets & Powers

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257 385
Killer Moth is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Batman Villains Ever

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170 360
Copperhead is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Batman Villains Ever
buddyleedude added Copperhead

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249 336
Calendar Man is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Batman Villains Ever

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209 362
Clock King is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Batman Villains Ever

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200 324
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Prometheus

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127 93
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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198 353
Great White Shark is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Batman Villains Ever

All of Batman's Deadliest Villains & Enemies, Listed

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216 332
Joe Chill is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Batman Villains Ever

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226 300
Black Adam is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Batman Villains Ever
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174 316
Cheshire is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Batman Villains Ever
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179 335
Sal Maroni is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Batman Villains Ever

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156 303
KGBeast is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Batman Villains Ever

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151 345
Catman is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Batman Villains Ever
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167 275
Royal Flush Gang is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Batman Villains Ever
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125 314
Alberto Falcone is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Batman Villains Ever
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