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

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Two-Face is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Batman Villains Ever

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1,706 592
Bane is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Batman Villains Ever

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1,487 570
Ra's al Ghul is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Batman Villains Ever

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1,346 610
Poison Ivy is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Batman Villains Ever

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1,443 555
Catwoman is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Batman Villains Ever

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1,520 592
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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1,312 444
Penguin is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Batman Villains Ever

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1,278 458
Mister Freeze is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Batman Villains Ever
Mister Freeze

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1,258 433
Deathstroke is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Batman Villains Ever

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872 479
Killer Croc is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Batman Villains Ever

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1,017 474
Red Hood is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Batman Villains Ever

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873 400
Deadshot is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Batman Villains Ever

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710 495
Hush is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Batman Villains Ever

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763 463
Clayface is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Batman Villains Ever

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680 425
Hugo Strange is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Batman Villains Ever

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680 458
Mad Hatter is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Batman Villains Ever

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712 466
Talia al Ghul is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Batman Villains Ever

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651 429
Black Mask is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Batman Villains Ever

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615 440
Victor Zsasz is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Batman Villains Ever

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586 432
Solomon Grundy is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Batman Villains Ever

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542 466
Man-Bat is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Batman Villains Ever

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603 436
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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577 270
Mr. Freeze is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Batman Villains Ever

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370 488
Ventriloquist is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Batman Villains Ever

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436 412
Firefly is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Batman Villains Ever

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382 429
Phantasm is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Batman Villains Ever

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359 273
Arkham Knight is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Batman Villains Ever
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361 397
Carmine Falcone is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Batman Villains Ever

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263 369
Lady Shiva is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Batman Villains Ever
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336 184
Jason Todd is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Batman Villains Ever
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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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263 393
Killer Moth is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Batman Villains Ever

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175 369
Copperhead is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Batman Villains Ever
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257 347
Calendar Man is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Batman Villains Ever

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211 371
Clock King is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Batman Villains Ever

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203 330
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133 100
Superman is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Batman Villains Ever
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221 337
Joe Chill is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Batman Villains Ever

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199 359
Great White Shark is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Batman Villains Ever

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186 340
Sal Maroni is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Batman Villains Ever

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177 321
Cheshire is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Batman Villains Ever
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227 306
Black Adam is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Batman Villains Ever
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158 308
KGBeast is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Batman Villains Ever

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152 348
Catman is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Batman Villains Ever
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169 277
Royal Flush Gang is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Batman Villains Ever
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131 315
Alberto Falcone is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Batman Villains Ever
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