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The Best Batman Villains Ever 

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Updated July 13, 2020 162.7k votes 12.4k voters 109k views 78 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, is it the burly yet conniving Bane, or is it perhaps the vivacious DC villainess Poison 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.

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Joker is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Batman Villains Ever
Batman: The Dark Knight Returns
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Bane is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Batman Villains Ever
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Ra's al Ghul is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Batman Villains Ever
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Penguin is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Batman Villains Ever
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Two-Face is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Batman Villains Ever
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Deathstroke is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Batman Villains Ever
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Catwoman is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Batman Villains Ever
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Scarecrow is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Batman Villains Ever
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Riddler is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Batman Villains Ever
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Poison Ivy is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Batman Villains Ever
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Mr. Freeze is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Batman Villains Ever
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Red Hood is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Batman Villains Ever
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Deadshot is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Batman Villains Ever
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Killer Croc is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Batman Villains Ever
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Hush is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Batman Villains Ever
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Black Mask is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Batman Villains Ever
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Hugo Strange is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Batman Villains Ever
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Clayface is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Batman Villains Ever
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The Court of Owls is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Batman Villains Ever
The Court of Owls
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Mad Hatter is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Batman Villains Ever
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Victor Zsasz is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Batman Villains Ever
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Talia al Ghul is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Batman Villains Ever
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Solomon Grundy 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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Firefly is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Batman Villains Ever
Firefly