Total Nerd The Best Batman Villains Ever  

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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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Harvey Dent is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Batman Villains Ever

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

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Catwoman is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Batman Villains Ever

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Ra's al Ghul is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Batman Villains Ever

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

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

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

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

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

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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The Most Shocking Moments and Deaths in Comics

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Lady Shiva is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Batman Villains Ever
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Anarky is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Batman Villains Ever

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Jason Todd 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

Your Favorite Marvel Characters: Where Are They Now?

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Copperhead is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Batman Villains Ever
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Killer Moth is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Batman Villains Ever

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

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

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Great White Shark is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Batman Villains Ever

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Superman is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Batman Villains Ever
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All of Batman's Deadliest Villains & Enemies, Listed

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Sal Maroni is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Batman Villains Ever

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

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Cheshire is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Batman Villains Ever
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Black Adam is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Batman Villains Ever
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KGBeast is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Batman Villains Ever

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Catman is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Batman Villains Ever
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Royal Flush Gang is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Batman Villains Ever
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Alberto Falcone is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Batman Villains Ever
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