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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1
3,669 280
Joker is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Batman Villains Ever
Batman: The Dark Knight Returns

2
1,844 1,032
Riddler is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Batman Villains Ever

3
2,142 740
Bane is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Batman Villains Ever

4
1,814 858
Harvey Dent is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Batman Villains Ever

5
1,950 981
Scarecrow is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Batman Villains Ever

6
1,672 544
Penguin is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Batman Villains Ever

7
1,668 759
Poison Ivy is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Batman Villains Ever

8
1,834 703
Ra's al Ghul is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Batman Villains Ever

9
1,789 686
Catwoman is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Batman Villains Ever

10
1,617 545
Mister Freeze is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Batman Villains Ever
Mister Freeze

11
1,830 737
Harley Quinn is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Batman Villains Ever
Countdown to Final Crisis

12
1,602 530
Deathstroke is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Batman Villains Ever

13
1,109 588
Killer Croc is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Batman Villains Ever

14
1,271 585
Red Hood is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Batman Villains Ever

15
1,093 493
Deadshot is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Batman Villains Ever

16
962 556
Clayface is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Batman Villains Ever

17
886 518
Hugo Strange is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Batman Villains Ever

18
902 603
Hush is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Batman Villains Ever

19
868 563
Mad Hatter is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Batman Villains Ever

20
900 575
Talia al Ghul is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Batman Villains Ever

21
843 502
Black Mask is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Batman Villains Ever

22
682 548
Man-Bat is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Batman Villains Ever

23
736 514
Solomon Grundy is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Batman Villains Ever

24
759 534
Victor Zsasz is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Batman Villains Ever

25
762 522
The Court of Owls is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Batman Villains Ever
The Court of Owls

26
779 309
Mr. Freeze is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Batman Villains Ever

27
560 482
Firefly is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Batman Villains Ever

28
459 587
Ventriloquist is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Batman Villains Ever

29
477 514
Phantasm is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Batman Villains Ever

30
465 480
Carmine Falcone is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Batman Villains Ever

31
464 361
Arkham Knight is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Batman Villains Ever
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435 447
Professor Pyg is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Batman Villains Ever

33
345 464
Killer Moth is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Batman Villains Ever

34
453 246
Jason Todd is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Batman Villains Ever
Gbi KalibataCity added Detective Comics, Countdown to Final Crisis, Batman

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336 453
Lady Shiva is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Batman Villains Ever
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363 437
Anarky is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Batman Villains Ever

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227 454
Copperhead is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Batman Villains Ever
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272 449
Clock King is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Batman Villains Ever

39
326 437
Calendar Man is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Batman Villains Ever

40
248 399
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41
218 186
Superman is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Batman Villains Ever
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249 407
Sal Maroni is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Batman Villains Ever

43
252 430
Great White Shark is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Batman Villains Ever

44
275 408
Joe Chill is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Batman Villains Ever

45
216 365
KGBeast is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Batman Villains Ever

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208 394
Cheshire is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Batman Villains Ever
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264 385
Black Adam is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Batman Villains Ever
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193 420
Catman is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Batman Villains Ever
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210 348
Royal Flush Gang is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Batman Villains Ever
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50
168 385
Alberto Falcone is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Batman Villains Ever
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