Total Nerd The Best Batman Villains Ever  

Ranker Comics
Originally by
79k votes 5.8k voters 57.2k views 88 items

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! 
list ordered by

1
3,524 274
Joker is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Batman Villains Ever
Batman: The Dark Knight Returns

2
1,732 816
Two-Face is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Batman Villains Ever

3
1,864 932
Scarecrow is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Batman Villains Ever

4
2,042 704
Bane is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Batman Villains Ever

5
1,765 993
Riddler is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Batman Villains Ever

6
1,605 727
Poison Ivy is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Batman Villains Ever

7
1,755 680
Ra's al Ghul is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Batman Villains Ever

8
1,710 662
Catwoman is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Batman Villains Ever

9
1,588 525
Penguin is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Batman Villains Ever

10
1,765 701
Harley Quinn is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Batman Villains Ever
Countdown to Final Crisis

11
1,554 520
Mister Freeze is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Batman Villains Ever
Mister Freeze

12
1,522 510
Deathstroke is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Batman Villains Ever

13
1,070 561
Killer Croc is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Batman Villains Ever

14
1,221 561
Red Hood is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Batman Villains Ever

15
1,051 475
Deadshot is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Batman Villains Ever

16
928 539
Clayface is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Batman Villains Ever

17
865 582
Hush is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Batman Villains Ever

18
846 498
Hugo Strange is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Batman Villains Ever

19
827 547
Mad Hatter is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Batman Villains Ever

20
851 558
Talia al Ghul is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Batman Villains Ever

21
805 489
Black Mask is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Batman Villains Ever

22
710 501
Solomon Grundy is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Batman Villains Ever

23
726 516
Victor Zsasz is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Batman Villains Ever

24
660 535
Man-Bat is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Batman Villains Ever

25
731 511
The Court of Owls is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Batman Villains Ever
The Court of Owls

26
742 305
Mr. Freeze is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Batman Villains Ever

27
540 471
Firefly is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Batman Villains Ever

28
447 571
Ventriloquist is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Batman Villains Ever

29
463 500
Phantasm is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Batman Villains Ever

30
448 467
Carmine Falcone is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Batman Villains Ever

31
448 345
Arkham Knight is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Batman Villains Ever
DarthNoctis added Arkham Knight

32
435 237
Jason Todd is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Batman Villains Ever
Gbi KalibataCity added Detective Comics, Countdown to Final Crisis, Batman

33
323 443
Lady Shiva is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Batman Villains Ever
Riot18 added

34
348 428
Anarky is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Batman Villains Ever

35
413 436
Professor Pyg is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Batman Villains Ever

36
330 456
Killer Moth is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Batman Villains Ever

37
216 443
Copperhead is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Batman Villains Ever
buddyleedude added

38
261 441
Clock King is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Batman Villains Ever

39
309 427
Calendar Man is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Batman Villains Ever

40
240 387
Ranker Video
Prometheus

41
240 393
Salvatore

42
202 172
Superman is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Batman Villains Ever
Max Mazzeri added Superman/Batman, Superman: Whatever Happened to the Man of Tomorrow?, Action Comics

43
269 394
Joe Chill is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Batman Villains Ever

44
244 419
Great White Shark is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Batman Villains Ever

45
201 359
KGBeast is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Batman Villains Ever

46
200 385
Cheshire is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Batman Villains Ever
Riot18 added

47
257 373
Black Adam is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Batman Villains Ever
buddyleedude added

48
181 413
Catman is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Batman Villains Ever
Riot18 added

49
202 339
Royal Flush Gang is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Batman Villains Ever
buddyleedude added

50
162 377
Alberto Falcone is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Batman Villains Ever
buddyleedude added