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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2,641 188
Joker is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Batman Villains Ever
Joker Batman: The Dark Knight Returns

2
1,265 723
Riddler is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Batman Villains Ever

3
1,229 589
Harvey Dent is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Batman Villains Ever

4
1,487 521
Bane is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Batman Villains Ever

5
1,320 669
Scarecrow is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Batman Villains Ever

6
1,303 494
Ra's al Ghul is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Batman Villains Ever

7
1,178 528
Poison Ivy is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Batman Villains Ever

8
1,352 518
Harley Quinn is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Batman Villains Ever
Harley Quinn Countdown to Final Crisis

9
1,252 482
Catwoman is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Batman Villains Ever

10
1,091 401
Penguin is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Batman Villains Ever

11
1,088 383
Deathstroke is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Batman Villains Ever

12
1,100 413
Mister Freeze is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Batman Villains Ever
Mister Freeze

13
749 431
Killer Croc is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Batman Villains Ever

14
896 411
Red Hood is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Batman Villains Ever

Marvel Comics Villainesses That Make You Want To Be Bad

15
770 345
Deadshot is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Batman Villains Ever

16
665 412
Clayface is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Batman Villains Ever

17
608 442
Hush is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Batman Villains Ever

18
561 392
Hugo Strange is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Batman Villains Ever

19
633 408
Talia al Ghul is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Batman Villains Ever

20
567 382
Black Mask is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Batman Villains Ever

21
568 409
Mad Hatter is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Batman Villains Ever

The Worst Superhero Movies Ever Made

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516 380
Solomon Grundy is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Batman Villains Ever

23
474 420
Man-Bat is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Batman Villains Ever

24
517 407
Victor Zsasz is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Batman Villains Ever

25
521 397
The Court of Owls is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Batman Villains Ever
The Court of Owls

26
462 254
Mr. Freeze is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Batman Villains Ever

27
380 370
Firefly is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Batman Villains Ever

28
323 434
Ventriloquist is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Batman Villains Ever

The Top 6 Real-Life Versions of Batman Villains

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334 387
Phantasm is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Batman Villains Ever

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313 351
Carmine Falcone is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Batman Villains Ever

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232 320
Lady Shiva is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Batman Villains Ever
Riot18 added Lady Shiva

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298 231
Arkham Knight is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Batman Villains Ever
DarthNoctis added Arkham Knight

33
227 349
Killer Moth is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Batman Villains Ever

34
258 315
Anarky is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Batman Villains Ever

35
278 150
Jason Todd is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Batman Villains Ever
Gbi KalibataCity added Jason Todd Detective Comics, Countdown to Final Crisis, Batman

Your Favorite Marvel Characters: Where Are They Now?

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261 334
Professor Pyg is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Batman Villains Ever

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151 325
Copperhead is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Batman Villains Ever
buddyleedude added Copperhead

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185 325
Clock King is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Batman Villains Ever

40
218 305
Calendar Man is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Batman Villains Ever

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137 313
Catman is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Batman Villains Ever
Riot18 added Catman

42
166 304
Sal Maroni is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Batman Villains Ever

43
181 322
Great White Shark is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Batman Villains Ever

All of Batman's Deadliest Villains & Enemies, Listed

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160 283
Cheshire is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Batman Villains Ever
Riot18 added Cheshire

45
207 263
Black Adam is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Batman Villains Ever
buddyleedude added Black Adam

46
198 303
Joe Chill is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Batman Villains Ever

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88 53
Superman is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Batman Villains Ever
Max Mazzeri added Superman Superman/Batman, Superman: Whatever Happened to the Man of Tomorrow?, Action Comics

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112 287
Alberto Falcone is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Batman Villains Ever
buddyleedude added Alberto Falcone

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151 247
Royal Flush Gang is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Batman Villains Ever
buddyleedude added Royal Flush Gang

50
143 270
KGBeast is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Batman Villains Ever