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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3,388 259
Joker is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Batman Villains Ever
Batman: The Dark Knight Returns

2
1,781 896
Scarecrow is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Batman Villains Ever

3
1,956 672
Bane is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Batman Villains Ever

4
1,656 788
Two-Face is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Batman Villains Ever

5
1,692 959
Riddler is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Batman Villains Ever

6
1,688 655
Ra's al Ghul is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Batman Villains Ever

7
1,644 639
Catwoman is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Batman Villains Ever

8
1,539 704
Poison Ivy is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Batman Villains Ever

9
1,515 509
Penguin is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Batman Villains Ever

10
1,706 680
Harley Quinn is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Batman Villains Ever
Countdown to Final Crisis

11
1,490 499
Mister Freeze is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Batman Villains Ever
Mister Freeze

12
1,463 489
Deathstroke is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Batman Villains Ever

13
1,028 539
Killer Croc is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Batman Villains Ever

14
1,174 538
Red Hood is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Batman Villains Ever

15
1,009 454
Deadshot is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Batman Villains Ever

16
892 520
Clayface is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Batman Villains Ever

17
826 559
Hush is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Batman Villains Ever

18
808 476
Hugo Strange is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Batman Villains Ever

19
790 528
Mad Hatter is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Batman Villains Ever

20
813 540
Talia al Ghul is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Batman Villains Ever

21
770 474
Black Mask is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Batman Villains Ever

22
683 479
Solomon Grundy is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Batman Villains Ever

23
695 498
Victor Zsasz is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Batman Villains Ever

24
633 517
Man-Bat is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Batman Villains Ever

25
699 492
The Court of Owls is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Batman Villains Ever
The Court of Owls

26
703 292
Mr. Freeze is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Batman Villains Ever

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516 456
Firefly is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Batman Villains Ever

28
431 550
Ventriloquist is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Batman Villains Ever

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440 483
Phantasm is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Batman Villains Ever

30
430 324
Arkham Knight is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Batman Villains Ever
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422 450
Carmine Falcone is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Batman Villains Ever

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414 219
Jason Todd is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Batman Villains Ever
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313 421
Lady Shiva is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Batman Villains Ever
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334 411
Anarky is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Batman Villains Ever

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389 422
Professor Pyg is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Batman Villains Ever

36
307 442
Killer Moth is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Batman Villains Ever

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206 426
Copperhead is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Batman Villains Ever
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252 422
Clock King is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Batman Villains Ever

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297 404
Calendar Man is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Batman Villains Ever

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230 374
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190 153
Superman is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Batman Villains Ever
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221 381
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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252 353
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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173 400
Catman is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Batman Villains Ever
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193 325
Royal Flush Gang is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Batman Villains Ever
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151 363
Alberto Falcone is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Batman Villains Ever
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