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

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

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

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Riddler is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Batman Villains Ever

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1,654 787
Harvey Dent is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Batman Villains Ever

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

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

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

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1,702 680
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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1,510 508
Penguin is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Batman Villains Ever

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

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1,458 489
Deathstroke is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Batman Villains Ever

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

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1,172 538
Red Hood is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Batman Villains Ever

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

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890 519
Clayface is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Batman Villains Ever

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

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806 476
Hugo Strange is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Batman Villains Ever

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

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

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

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680 479
Solomon Grundy is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Batman Villains Ever

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

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

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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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702 292
Mr. Freeze is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Batman Villains Ever

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

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429 550
Ventriloquist 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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Arkham Knight is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Batman Villains Ever
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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
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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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Copperhead is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Batman Villains Ever
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Killer Moth is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Batman Villains Ever

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252 421
Clock King is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Batman Villains Ever

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

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Prometheus

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190 152
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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Salvatore

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231 403
Great White Shark is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Batman Villains Ever

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253 384
Joe Chill is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Batman Villains Ever

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195 369
Cheshire is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Batman Villains Ever
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Black Adam is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Batman Villains Ever
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189 346
KGBeast is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Batman Villains Ever

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

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193 325
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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Alberto Falcone is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Batman Villains Ever
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