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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3,279 251
Joker is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Batman Villains Ever
Joker Batman: The Dark Knight Returns

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1,715 858
Scarecrow is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Batman Villains Ever

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1,630 918
Riddler 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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1,883 647
Bane is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Batman Villains Ever

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1,597 612
Catwoman is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Batman Villains Ever

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1,489 673
Poison Ivy is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Batman Villains Ever

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1,628 631
Ra's al Ghul is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Batman Villains Ever

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1,654 656
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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1,454 487
Penguin is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Batman Villains Ever

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1,427 484
Mister Freeze is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Batman Villains Ever
Mister Freeze

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1,401 475
Deathstroke is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Batman Villains Ever

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981 523
Killer Croc is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Batman Villains Ever

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1,126 521
Red Hood is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Batman Villains Ever

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965 437
Deadshot is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Batman Villains Ever

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857 500
Clayface is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Batman Villains Ever

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786 541
Hush is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Batman Villains Ever

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766 462
Hugo Strange is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Batman Villains Ever

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756 508
Mad Hatter is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Batman Villains Ever

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786 518
Talia al Ghul is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Batman Villains Ever

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736 463
Black Mask is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Batman Villains Ever

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653 464
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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665 486
Victor Zsasz is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Batman Villains Ever

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668 476
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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666 287
Mr. Freeze is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Batman Villains Ever

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415 531
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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408 309
Arkham Knight is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Batman Villains Ever
DarthNoctis added Arkham Knight

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402 435
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
Riot18 added Lady Shiva

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

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196 408
Copperhead is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Batman Villains Ever
buddyleedude added Copperhead

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240 407
Clock King is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Batman Villains Ever

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288 386
Calendar Man is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Batman Villains Ever

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Prometheus

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172 139
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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209 371
Salvatore

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220 391
Great White Shark is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Batman Villains Ever

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242 371
Joe Chill is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Batman Villains Ever

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190 354
Cheshire is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Batman Villains Ever
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243 341
Black Adam is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Batman Villains Ever
buddyleedude added Black Adam

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179 336
KGBeast is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Batman Villains Ever

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168 385
Catman is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Batman Villains Ever
Riot18 added Catman

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183 315
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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143 349
Alberto Falcone is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Batman Villains Ever
buddyleedude added Alberto Falcone