Top Ten Batman Villains

Batman has supplied us with some of the best comic book villains of all time, pick which one of them is your favorite.

The Top Ten

1 Joker The Joker is a fictional super villain created by Bill Finger, Bob Kane, and Jerry Robinson who first appeared in the debut issue of the comic book Batman (April 25, 1940) published by DC Comics. Credit for the Joker's creation is disputed; Kane and Robinson claimed responsibility for the Joker's design, ...read more.

John Oliver: Oh, no. Um, folks. We have a bit a problem on the show. The news media outlet revealed to HBO that our guest Joker is responsible for the murders of 2 civilians on the bus stop. Gotham Police detectives is injured from the gunshot wound. There's riots causing fires on the street shops. Lots of arrests are happening right now. You're laughing. This isn't funny. The city is out of control. Look what you have done!
Joker: I know. How about another joke, John?

Meanwhile on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert...

Stephen Colbert: Very funny, Arthur Fleck.
Joker: You're supposed to call me Joker, Coal Bear.
Stephen Colbert: Now the whole city is in chaos because you thought it's hilarious.
Joker: I know! How about another joke, Colbert?
Stephen Colbert: No, I think we've had enough of your jokes.

One of the coolest villains of all time

Bill Maher: Stop laughing. The whole city is full of riots because of what you did. There's U.S. army troops and SWAT police officers trying to control the city.
Joker: I know. How about another joke, Bill?

2 Bane Bane is a fictional supervillain appearing in American comic books published by DC Comics, commonly as an adversary of the superhero Batman.

Oh! Yes for sure A Number is a great spot for this Giant who did the impossible. "He Broke The Batman! "

He is way more dangerous than the Joker. He is as smart and skilled as Batman, super strong, surprisingly quick and agile, a master tactician, and crime boss, all WITHOUT Titan and Venom. He defeated every villain in Arkham Asylum, AT ONCE! Bane is only matched by Deathstroke threat wise. - HexBolt0505

Bane is the best he broke Batman back I like r joker I do but bane is a bad ass in every way he is stronger than killer croc to he could beat anyone on this list he is smart and skilled

So good he should be first

3 Riddler The Riddler is a fictional supervillain appearing in American comic books published by DC Comics, commonly as an adversary of the superhero Batman.

The riddler is a cool character in batman - trains45

How is he not #1?! He is hilarious and has superior intelligence. He still manages to remain not that violent, which I like. He also has a cool presence throughout the book/game - I.E. , question marks written all over the walls on every house in the Arkham City game. He was ruined in Batman Forever; I wish Nolan stuck to using Leo di Caprio as the Riddler in TDKR. Riddler is the most clever and entertaining and he is the best. I hope he gets more recognition and surpasses Joker, Bane, and Scarecrow in the next 10-20 years. He deserves it! - amazumder

Riddler should definitely be in top 3 (no, number 4 is not good enough hehe). He's a cool villain that takes it slowly and doesn't rush in like a fool. Riddling is an original idea which Riddler handles very well, and I just think he's a well made likable character.

If you would take all the stereotypes of a mad villain and blend them with a handful good ideas, you would get Joker (my opinion). Riddler just isn't as blank and even though he is quite a cheesy character, that's what makes him so fun.

The T.V.-series Gotham also gave the Riddler a better image, so you should really check out that show.

The riddler is a far more interesting and cooler character than Two-face he has the best costume better story arcs, more interesting personality, Two-face flips a coin and shoots at batman and doesn't even hit him. Riddler just tries to best batman. Joker tries and sometimes succeeds in besting batman and he's just the best villain that there is.

4 Scarecrow The Scarecrow is a fictional supervillain appearing in American comic books published by DC Comics, commonly as an adversary of the superhero Batman.

Quite possibly one of the scariest and most intriguing Batman villains right beside Joker and Two-Face. The story of how an abused, bullied outcast eventually came to dominate others with fear chemicals makes him one of my favorites. - EndOfSilence402

no one poses a bigger threat to gotham.. he can have the entire city under his control just by being their worst nightmare

Joker can die too he can control anyones ass

He should be second really. His ability to do so much as a formidable batman villian should make himm 2nd

5 Two-Face Two-Face/Harvey Dent is a fictional villain from DC Comics. Harvey Dent was one of Gotham's most trusted citizens until he had acid poured on his face making him go insane and become a criminal by the name Two-Face. In film, he has been portrayed by Billy Dee Williams in Batman, Tommy Lee Jones in Batman ...read more.

Best villain from the DC universe for his psychological torment and the great schizophrenic struggle endured by his own duality and the conundrum of his existence. By far the deepest and best designed villain as well due to the scarred visage playing a dynamic role in his elegant and handsome side being a clever camouflage to his grisly and deadly side. Also, a powerhouse of a character due to the epitome of the madman within, a white knight who turned to a wicked persona worse than those he locked up, and the pure definition of justice with the toss of a coin... Fair, and without a shred of emotion. Best hands down.

Yeah I know he's my favorite villain number 1 and I am a Two Face Fan the best villain who is still a Gotham City citizen would be a true trusted and special person that was an accident who threw acid on his left face The greatest and iconic villain who was a true hero hands down he's the best villain ever better than Spiderman's villains. - Lordvader3500

I love Two-Face and he is the best villain for Batman because he is somewhat reminiscent to the way Bruce Wayne lost his parents. Harvey Dent used to be a friend and ally to Batman but since that one uneventful day Batman's friend was lost forever only to haunt Batman as one of his greatest foes. No other villain has this much emotional impact on Batman.

Aaron Eckhart stole the spotlight in the dark knight (in my opinion). Even as far as being the last villain against batman in the movie (not the joker). The greatest villain is someone who use to be a hero who has a tragic fate.
"you either die a hero or you live long enough to see yourself become the villain. "

The deepest and most interesting character by far and he just got a sad story that few villains has. Everyone saw Harvey Dent as fresh air in Gotham and he had such a good Life in front of him. It is super interesting to see how tourmented his Life really is and few acknowledges it like Dent. He knows that the coin is bad yet he must have it.

6 Ra's Al Ghul Ra's al Ghul is a fictional supervillain appearing in American comic books published by DC Comics, commonly as an adversary of the superhero Batman.

Ra's al Ghul is my personal fave rather than the Joker because in Batman Begins, my favorite video from the Dark Knight Trilogy, he teaches Bruce Wayne how to defend himself but later reveals the League of Shadows' plan to destroy Gotham, which it regards as a decadent and corrupt city polluted with crime. At the same time, he tries to clean up the world like Bruce, but via means of sparing the lives of many people. He nearly loses his life near the middle of the video and is saved by Bruce. However he later betrays him when he discloses his involvement with the Scarecrow and Carmine Falcone to use a blue flower hallucinogen in order to vaporize Gotham's water supply. In the climax, Ra's has the best head-on-head battle with Bruce out of the three main villains from the Trilogy, and his death is the most gruesome when he is killed in a train crash that later bombs itself with the device used to vaporize the water supply.

Joker's my favorite, but Ra's al Ghul NEEDS to be higher on the list! Ra's wants to actually protect the world and make it better, which is a goal that Batman shares with him. However, "The Demon's Head's" methods involving wiping out much of humanity. Batman realizes he can accomplish a lot by joining Ra's' but he turns away that opportunity for the greater good. Plus, he's the equal of Batman in physical combat.

In my opinion, he should be second.

Got to know him from the Arkham City video game.. One of the most powerful and strongest persona in the batman universe!

7 Penguin The Penguin is a fictional supervillain appearing in American comic books published by DC Comics, commonly as an adversary of the superhero Batman.

Penguin is the 2nd best villain

Dies many times

He was scary for me in the Burton's batman film.

Clearly the greatest of all Batman villains. He's got class, killer umbrellas, hot girlfriends (impressive when you look like that) and complete control over the Gotham City underworld. He's not insane, psychotic or anything - he's just a criminal, plain & simple. For
That, he deserves the number one spot. Burgess Meredith was great,
Nolan North in the Arkham games is absolutely brilliant (DeVito in
Batman Returns isn't great, but still) and all the T.V. series are
Really good as well. The Penguin, a clear winner.

8 Mr. Freeze Mr. Freeze, real name Victor Fries, is a fictional supervillain appearing in American comic books published by DC Comics, commonly as an adversary of the superhero Batman.

This is my favorite character in batman he is a cool character - trains45

Hasta la Freezeta baby.

You beg? In my nightmares I see my Nora behind the glass, begging to me with frozen eyes. How I've longed to see that look frozen on you.

I read Mr. Freezes comics and I watched Batman and Robin with Mr. Freeze in it. I like the way Mr. Freeze looks and talks. I also liked the cartoon sub zero with Mr. Freeze.

9 Catwoman Catwoman is a fictional character appearing in American comic books published by DC Comics, commonly in association with the superhero Batman. ...read more.

Meow.

What happened to Catwoman fans? I remember the time where she was the most popular and influential batman villain. I still think she's the best. Joker is ok but Catwoman is much cooler and not so annoying - Magnolia

YASS CATWOMAN! she's my favorite villian

She has a lot of redeeming features. - blackflower

10 Harley Quinn Harley Quinn is a fictional character appearing in American comic books published by DC Comics, commonly as a sidekick of the Joker.

Shes good at being bad

Shes the best ever! Should have bought her in a long time ago. Love her cheeky personality and the way she plays dumb. She an awesome fighter and shes just so so funny should be # 1 - Cartermd

She hot, Shes creepy, Shes Cool, shes loving, Shes Harley Quinn! Woo-Hoo! She should be number 1!

People think that Harley is a stupid villain and should not have existed BUT don't underestimate her. She came closer to killing Batman than Joker on her FIRST try! She is crazy and wild. She will kill you if you mess with her but she is also very kind. She is funny, wild, kind, crazy and will kill you. She is a complete mix of craziness and seriously how can one not love her? She should be #1

The Contenders

11 Poison Ivy Poison Ivy is a fictional supervillain appearing in American comic books published by DC Comics, commonly as an adversary of the superhero Batman.

Poison Ivy would be pissed if she knew she was this low on the list. She'd be more highly regarded if she had been put in a better film. Maybe someday she'll return to the big screen (Please DC, bring Ivy back) - girlcool

Poison Ivy definitely deserves top 10. Apart from being sexy to most people,she is probably the most powerful batman villain, being one of so little batman villains actually possessing powers. She can make any man, including superman, love her and do what ever she wants them to. Also, if she kisses any man she will kill them. So all those people who want to have sex with her it is probably only a good idea if you want to die in love or if you are immune to poison. She controls plants but usually just wants to save all plants, the way she does this is by killing humans because we kill plants. Now do you really want to have sex with a woman who can do that?

I prefer Joker, but Poison Ivy deserves to be higher. How is Ra's Al Ghul ranked higher. I mean seriously.

How is she not in the top 10? She's 1 of the most dangerous, powerful yet sympathetic Batman villains. Way better than Catwoman in my opinion. - girlcool

12 Deathstroke Deathstroke is a fictional supervillain appearing in American comic books published by DC Comics. The character was created by Marv Wolfman and George Perez. He is a mercenary and assassin who first appeared in The New Teen Titans #2.

By far the best.

Best dc villian ever

He's an awesome antagonist. I would love to see a film where he and Batman battle it out. - girlcool

Bane and Deathstroke are the two most dangerous villains Batman has faced, and two of the most dangerous in all comic books! - HexBolt0505

13 Killer Croc Killer Croc is a fictional supervillain appearing in American comic books published by DC Comics, commonly as an adversary of the superhero Batman.

A sad childhood and powerful abilities, I think Killer Croc is still as good as the other villains in the Batman universe. He's also as strong as Bane and funny in the show.
"I threw A rock at him"

The monster croc. Should be in top ten in my opinion. Great story, been around for ages, just needs a film.

Killer croc is a personal favorite of mine and it would be awesome to see him in a future movie, especially if he ha his arkham asylum look

The original Bane, the most threatening and intimidating villain Batman's ever faced.

14 Red Hood The Red Hood is an alias used by multiple fictional characters and a criminal organization appearing in American comic books published by DC Comics.

Joker's (Jack Napier) original identity.b

Everyone knows of Batman and his sidekick, Robin. But what happens when Robin Is murdered by the Joker, brought back to life and swears revenge? You get the villain / anti-hero Red Hood.

If he does not make it to top ten, I will cry. 16?! People voted for the joker which I get but what about his creation, the misunderstood Jason Todd Back from the grave to ask batman if he loves him?

After getting killed by Joker, Jason Todd came back from the dead and become the Red Hood, looking for revenge. He's now also an enemy of Batman.

He's NOT an enemy of Batman lol. Have you not read Red Hood & Arsenal? - ShuhBanggg

15 Clayface Clayface is an alias used by several fictional supervillains appearing in American comic books published by DC Comics.

Being cunning, shape-shifting, terrifying monster who has both wits and brutal strength, Clayface deserves to be among Batman's classic villains. Besides, he was based on the Phantom of the Opera, like the Joker was based on Gwynplaine and Two-Face on Jekyll/Hyde.

Clayface is BY FAR the most tragic character in Batman. Imagine being a giant pile of mud for your whole entire life? That would be far worse than Mr. Freeze because of the fact that Victor could still get someone to love him. Clayface, on the other hand, cannot.

Clay face is cooler than everyone else and he could probably defeat doomsday.

Clayface should be way higher on the list.

16 Hush

Best reason to hate Batman over anybody else.

Definitely needs to be higher on the list. A psychotic and tormented version of Bruce Wayne, tormented to hate his drunken abusive father and obsessed controlling mother who literally spent his entire life comparing him to her ideal image of Bruce. One of the reasons that I like Hush as a great Batman villain is the fact he is a master of psychology, attacking Batman and Bruce Wayne with his greatest failures and weaknesses (the Jason Tod trick and his supposed death at the hands of the joker being key examples) and his relentless drive to destroy Batman/Bruce's identity. His use of Psychological attacks to destroy Batman rather than pits of acid and bullets, and his precise knowledge of just how to use Bruce's psychology to hurt him is only eclipsed by the Joker. The icing on the cake is the twisted way in which he both hates Bruce and at the same time wants to be like him, at his core Hush is driven by this envy for the life Bruce Wayne had which makes him one of Batman's most ...more

This man is driven by revenge to takedown Bruce Wayne/Batman and will do any possible way to make his life miserable. A good marksman and high intelligence and could be Batman's equal, his darker version like Venom is to Spider-Man

Just a perfect character, could give The Joker a run for his money.

17 Mad Hatter

So good. I wish he was higher. - girlcool

He's based on my favorite Alice in Wonderland character. - girlcool

I agree with everyone here. Jervis was great. Did anyone know people are putting him and scarecrow together as a couple?

The Mad Hatter is one of the few people who knows batman's secret identity. That has to count for something.

18 Black Mask

He's one of Batman's best villains. He should be the main villain of the nest Batman film. - girlcool

Black Mask tortured Catwoman's brother in law to death with construction tools and forced pieces of him down the throat of Catwoman's sister. Even the Joker has never done something so incredibly sadistic.

He may not be a regular Batman villain, but he should be. He's epic and funny. - girlcool

Black mask at one time was better than joker had crippled Gotham and nearly killed Batman and robin he's earned a top ten spot if you ask me.

19 Hugo Strange Hugo Strange is a fictional supervillain appearing in American comic books published by DC Comics, commonly as an adversary of the superhero Batman.

Hugo Strange is a very underrated villain. While not a physical threat, he's one of the most compelling villains, when it comes to being a mental threat. Plus he was once voiced Frank "60s Riddler" Gorshin. - girlcool

He should be in the top ten. Being the ultimate enemy who took on Batman's identity once.

He should at least be in the top 15, maybe the top 10. - girlcool

Should be #2

20 Deadshot Deadshot is a fictional character who appears in American comic books published by DC Comics, commonly as an adversary of Batman . He has traditionally been portrayed as a supervillain, but has more recently taken the role of an antihero .

Love Deadshot! He is highly under-appreciated. I mean who else is that AMAZING with any gun? I like how he is dressed in Arkham City (Video Game). Deadshot (Floyd Wilson is his real name by the way) is just plain cool!

Why are all the assassins last name Wilson Slade Wilson Floyd Wilson Wade Wilson

Yep he is #6 in my list. And when I say he, I mean deadshot!

Why all assassins last name Wilson

21 Man-Bat

Man-bat is like the opposite of batman and a great villain. He should be higher on the list. I can't wait for a movie.

He should be higher. I'm surprised why we haven't seen him yet.

They could have made him better in arkham knight

Get it batman manbat. I like manbat

22 Baby Doll

I'm glad she's high up on the list for a minor villain. I hope that she comes back. - girlcool

Baby Doll is a villain from Batman: The Animated Series! - Weasltown

Lol I don't even know who this guy is

The best villain from any film or show! - Weasltown

23 Ventriloquist The Ventriloquist is the name of several fictional characters who are enemies of Batman in the DC Comics Universe.

What it's scarface not the best that goes to my man joker but definitely in the top

24 Great White Shark
25 Phantasm

For those of you who have seen Batman:Mask of the Phantasm, you know why I think this villain should be mentioned. Phantasm is just so cool.

26 Owlman

The opposet of Batman? Hell yea. Even though Wrath doesn't get as much recognition as he should, I think Owlman is better

27 Talia Al Ghul Talia al Ghul is a fictional character appearing in American comic books published by DC Comics, commonly in association with Batman.

She should be in the top 20. - girlcool

She is a villain in dark knight rises

She isn't even a Villain, she is a good guy!

She is a villain she is the son of Ras Al Ghul

28 Firefly

Him for the 2021 batman movie?

He takes number seven because if he has good equipment and enough henchmen he can blow up Gotham, a simple reason.

He's awesome neither the fire stick fire gun and awesome costume

Very underrated and can be a great character when handled right.

29 Electricutioner

This guy is a boss!

This guy is a great villain for batman! He is like Electro from the spider man series, but on steroids! Too bad he got ripped off in Batman Arkham Orgins!

30 Professor Pyg Professor Pyg is a fictional supervillain appearing in comic books published DC Comics, commonly as an adversary of the superhero Batman.

A crazed, psychotic villain, that's what I like to hear.

This guy's cool. Weird, but cool.

He's a well insane repeatable villain I think he should be more up there

Why is he so low on the list

31 Court of Owls

Secretly running the City of Gotham for centuries from the shadows, the Court are a fantastic addition to the Rogue's Gallery in the New 52. Plus, the crazy assassins that are Talons make them even greater.
An urban legend that even Batman couldn't uncover until they came for him - now that's a villain.

Nearly killed batman on their first encounter. Best new villains in the new 52 so far

Probably Batman's creepiest adversary so far.

32 Darkseid Darkseid is a fictional character appearing in American comic books published by DC Comics. Created by writer-artist Jack Kirby, the character made a cameo appearance in Superman's Pal Jimmy Olsen #134 before making his full first appearance in Forever People #1. He is the father of Orion, Kalibak, ...read more.

He is not a Batman villain, he's a threat to the entire universe. - HexBolt0505

He's not a Batman villain. - girlcool

Dude, darkseid is awesome?! He isn't dumb he is one of the best villains in superman history!

33 Condiment King

Laughs maniacally

The fact that this guy exists is a joke, batman doesn't deserve this piece of trash as a villain. Hooray

The fact that this guy made it into the main game Lego Batman 3 over Darkseid is just plain insulting. - DCfnaf

Darkseid is a DLC character.

34 Rag Doll

Ragdoll was funny. It fascinates me that he can bend his body any way he wants an not break anything.

A flash villian u dumbass

35 The Bookworm
36 Carmine Falcone

He's one of the main reasons Batman and Gordon needed to start being Gotham's hero. Plus he's rumored to be Catwoman's dad and was responsible for Two-Face's origin in The Long Halloween. - girlcool

I don't understand how he can not be on the list at all. People like him are the reason Batman was created, before all the spotlight-grabbing villains. He was the most powerful man in Gotham, and was pure, human evil.

37 Penny Plunderer

Why the heck is penny the plunder doing here number one worst batman villain ever

I really hope putting him here was sarcasm... - MyRockets345

Who the heck is the penny plunderer - natesthegate

Lol, I don't even want to say anything positive. #jokecharacter - DCfnaf

38 Arkham Knight

Better version of batman with guns

Arkham knight is Jason Todd aka red hood

This is what batman should wear

The most mysterious of all I rate him second

39 Thomas Wayne

Immortal descendant of Bruce Wayne and leader of the black glove.

E tatăl mort al lui Batman nu un răfăcător

40 Black Spider

I saw him in Young Justice and thought he was Spiderman

He is part of suicide squad in the new movie" batman assault on arkham"!

You guys r stupid! Black Spider should at least be in the top 15

41 Kabuki Twins

They are interesting and underused characters from the Batman want would be coll to see in the arrowverse or dcu

42 Bizarro Batman

It's batzarro, the worlds worst detective

43 Red X
44 Enchantress Enchantress, also known as June Moone, is a fictional supervillain appearing in American comic books published by DC Comics . The character was created by writer Bob Haney and artist Howard Purcell, and first appeared in Strange Adventures #187 (April 1966) . The character has periodically been depicted ...read more.

She Has Such Big Boobs LOL!

The pictures showing the wrong Enchatress, the one from Marvel. I believe whoever put this here meant the one from Suicide Squad? - Icantbelieveitsnotbutter

45 Egghead

Vincent Price's performance was priceless and eggcellent. - girlcool

46 Maxie Zeus
47 D.A.V.E.

He only appeared in the animated series "The Batman", but as cool and great he was there, he deserves a honorable mention.
Just imagine the batmanized version of a combination between Terminator, Hal9000 and GlaDOS. There it is. The greatest criminal mastermind.
-"Good evening, is The Batman home? "- talking to Alfred in Wayne's mansion.

48 Bonk
49 White Rabbit

DC has 1 and also marvel

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