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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3,396 259
Joker is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Batman Villains Ever
Batman: The Dark Knight Returns

2
1,784 899
Scarecrow is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Batman Villains Ever

3
1,661 790
Two-Face is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Batman Villains Ever

4
1,960 675
Bane is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Batman Villains Ever

5
1,695 962
Riddler is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Batman Villains Ever

6
1,692 655
Ra's al Ghul is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Batman Villains Ever

7
1,543 705
Poison Ivy is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Batman Villains Ever

8
1,648 640
Catwoman is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Batman Villains Ever

9
1,520 511
Penguin is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Batman Villains Ever

10
1,708 682
Harley Quinn is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Batman Villains Ever
Countdown to Final Crisis

11
1,493 501
Mister Freeze is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Batman Villains Ever
Mister Freeze

12
1,467 490
Deathstroke is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Batman Villains Ever

13
1,029 541
Killer Croc is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Batman Villains Ever

14
1,175 540
Red Hood is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Batman Villains Ever

15
1,012 454
Deadshot is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Batman Villains Ever

16
894 521
Clayface is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Batman Villains Ever

17
827 561
Hush is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Batman Villains Ever

18
808 479
Hugo Strange is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Batman Villains Ever

19
791 530
Mad Hatter is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Batman Villains Ever

20
813 542
Talia al Ghul is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Batman Villains Ever

21
770 476
Black Mask is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Batman Villains Ever

22
684 480
Solomon Grundy is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Batman Villains Ever

23
634 518
Man-Bat is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Batman Villains Ever

24
695 500
Victor Zsasz is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Batman Villains Ever

25
700 493
The Court of Owls is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Batman Villains Ever
The Court of Owls

26
705 292
Mr. Freeze is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Batman Villains Ever

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431 552
Ventriloquist is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Batman Villains Ever

28
516 458
Firefly is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Batman Villains Ever

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440 484
Phantasm is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Batman Villains Ever

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430 325
Arkham Knight is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Batman Villains Ever
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423 451
Carmine Falcone is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Batman Villains Ever

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414 220
Jason Todd is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Batman Villains Ever
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313 423
Lady Shiva is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Batman Villains Ever
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334 412
Anarky is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Batman Villains Ever

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390 423
Professor Pyg is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Batman Villains Ever

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307 443
Killer Moth is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Batman Villains Ever

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206 427
Copperhead is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Batman Villains Ever
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253 423
Clock King is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Batman Villains Ever

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297 406
Calendar Man is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Batman Villains Ever

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230 375
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190 154
Superman is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Batman Villains Ever
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222 381
Salvatore

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231 404
Great White Shark is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Batman Villains Ever

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253 385
Joe Chill is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Batman Villains Ever

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195 370
Cheshire is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Batman Villains Ever
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252 354
Black Adam is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Batman Villains Ever
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190 347
KGBeast is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Batman Villains Ever

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173 401
Catman is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Batman Villains Ever
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193 326
Royal Flush Gang is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Batman Villains Ever
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152 363
Alberto Falcone is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Batman Villains Ever
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