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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3,688 280
Joker is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Batman Villains Ever
Batman: The Dark Knight Returns

2
2,157 741
Bane is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Batman Villains Ever

3
1,962 984
Scarecrow is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Batman Villains Ever

4
1,854 1,037
Riddler is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Batman Villains Ever

5
1,819 861
Harvey Dent is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Batman Villains Ever

6
1,682 545
Penguin is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Batman Villains Ever

7
1,676 761
Poison Ivy is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Batman Villains Ever

8
1,796 687
Catwoman is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Batman Villains Ever

9
1,840 706
Ra's al Ghul is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Batman Villains Ever

10
1,622 546
Mister Freeze is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Batman Villains Ever
Mister Freeze

11
1,833 739
Harley Quinn is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Batman Villains Ever
Countdown to Final Crisis

12
1,609 531
Deathstroke is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Batman Villains Ever

13
1,113 589
Killer Croc is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Batman Villains Ever

14
1,276 587
Red Hood is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Batman Villains Ever

15
1,096 494
Deadshot is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Batman Villains Ever

16
965 557
Clayface is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Batman Villains Ever

17
891 518
Hugo Strange is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Batman Villains Ever

18
905 604
Hush is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Batman Villains Ever

19
870 566
Mad Hatter is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Batman Villains Ever

20
902 577
Talia al Ghul is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Batman Villains Ever

21
844 506
Black Mask is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Batman Villains Ever

22
684 552
Man-Bat is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Batman Villains Ever

23
739 516
Solomon Grundy is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Batman Villains Ever

24
763 535
Victor Zsasz is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Batman Villains Ever

25
766 523
The Court of Owls is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Batman Villains Ever
The Court of Owls

26
782 311
Mr. Freeze is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Batman Villains Ever

27
563 483
Firefly is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Batman Villains Ever

28
461 589
Ventriloquist is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Batman Villains Ever

29
477 516
Phantasm is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Batman Villains Ever

30
466 482
Carmine Falcone is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Batman Villains Ever

31
465 364
Arkham Knight is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Batman Villains Ever
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437 450
Professor Pyg is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Batman Villains Ever

33
346 465
Killer Moth is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Batman Villains Ever

34
453 247
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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336 454
Lady Shiva is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Batman Villains Ever
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364 438
Anarky is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Batman Villains Ever

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227 455
Copperhead is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Batman Villains Ever
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272 450
Clock King is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Batman Villains Ever

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326 439
Calendar Man is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Batman Villains Ever

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248 400
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Prometheus

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220 187
Superman is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Batman Villains Ever
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249 408
Sal Maroni is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Batman Villains Ever

43
252 431
Great White Shark is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Batman Villains Ever

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275 409
Joe Chill is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Batman Villains Ever

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218 366
KGBeast is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Batman Villains Ever

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209 395
Cheshire is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Batman Villains Ever
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265 385
Black Adam is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Batman Villains Ever
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193 421
Catman is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Batman Villains Ever
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210 349
Royal Flush Gang is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Batman Villains Ever
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168 387
Alberto Falcone is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Batman Villains Ever
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