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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2,808 209
Joker is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Batman Villains Ever
Joker Batman: The Dark Knight Returns

2
1,360 775
Riddler is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Batman Villains Ever

3
1,417 716
Scarecrow is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Batman Villains Ever

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1,318 635
Harvey Dent is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Batman Villains Ever

5
1,583 558
Bane is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Batman Villains Ever

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1,396 531
Ra's al Ghul is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Batman Villains Ever

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1,250 568
Poison Ivy is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Batman Villains Ever

8
1,336 518
Catwoman is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Batman Villains Ever

9
1,430 550
Harley Quinn is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Batman Villains Ever
Harley Quinn Countdown to Final Crisis

10
1,183 429
Penguin is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Batman Villains Ever

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1,167 409
Deathstroke is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Batman Villains Ever

12
1,183 439
Mister Freeze is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Batman Villains Ever
Mister Freeze

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804 460
Killer Croc is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Batman Villains Ever

14
958 440
Red Hood is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Batman Villains Ever

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818 376
Deadshot is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Batman Villains Ever

16
715 439
Clayface is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Batman Villains Ever

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649 471
Hush is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Batman Villains Ever

18
612 411
Hugo Strange is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Batman Villains Ever

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672 438
Talia al Ghul is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Batman Villains Ever

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612 439
Mad Hatter is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Batman Villains Ever

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606 409
Black Mask is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Batman Villains Ever

The Greatest Marvel Villains & Enemies Ever

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553 430
Victor Zsasz is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Batman Villains Ever

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508 445
Man-Bat is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Batman Villains Ever

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545 411
Solomon Grundy is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Batman Villains Ever

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562 418
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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514 263
Mr. Freeze is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Batman Villains Ever

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407 391
Firefly is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Batman Villains Ever

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357 407
Phantasm is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Batman Villains Ever

The Best Characters from Batman Comics

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345 459
Ventriloquist is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Batman Villains Ever

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326 253
Arkham Knight is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Batman Villains Ever
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333 373
Carmine Falcone is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Batman Villains Ever

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248 342
Lady Shiva is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Batman Villains Ever
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306 166
Jason Todd is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Batman Villains Ever
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274 331
Anarky is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Batman Villains Ever

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244 371
Killer Moth is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Batman Villains Ever

The Best Marvel Comics Movies

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287 351
Professor Pyg is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Batman Villains Ever

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162 342
Copperhead is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Batman Villains Ever
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233 320
Calendar Man is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Batman Villains Ever

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199 343
Clock King is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Batman Villains Ever

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193 306
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217 281
Black Adam is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Batman Villains Ever
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188 341
Great White Shark is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Batman Villains Ever

The Best Ant-Man Storylines in Comics

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112 76
Superman is listed (or ranked) 43 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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204 320
Joe Chill is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Batman Villains Ever

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166 300
Cheshire is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Batman Villains Ever
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171 322
Sal Maroni is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Batman Villains Ever

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150 289
KGBeast is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Batman Villains Ever

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141 335
Catman is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Batman Villains Ever
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162 259
Royal Flush Gang is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Batman Villains Ever
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116 304
Alberto Falcone is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Batman Villains Ever
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