Top 10 Best Dark Knight Trilogy Characters

The Dark Knight trilogy, directed by the unparalleled Christopher Nolan, has given us a plethora of characters, each woven with depth, complexity, and uniqueness.

The question of the best characters from the Dark Knight Trilogy isn’t just about who had the most screen time or who delivered the coolest punchlines. It’s about the intricate layers of each character, the embodiment of moral ambiguities, the philosophical undercurrents they represent, and, not to forget, the brilliant performances by the actors who brought these characters to life, making them resonate with us on a profoundly human level. From the morally incorruptible to the delightfully chaotic, these characters have made us ponder over the dualities of right and wrong, good and evil, order and anarchy.
The Top Ten
1 Joker

Heath Ledger fit so perfectly as Joker in the Dark Knight Trilogy. After all his acting, he's proven all that an actor should be - versatile and beyond that - defining the character. The concept of the Joker is badass and defines the old phrase devilish laughter. What more of a villain do you want?

Truly incredible acting. Not only the best in the Dark Knight trilogy but also one of the best actors of all time.

Do I have to explain why? I mean, he's scary - every time I see the movie, I get nervous like it's the first time.

2 Bruce Wayne / Batman

No doubt, Heath Ledger was the BEST VILLAIN to oppose ANY "Superhero" figure in ANY production to date. But then again, Jack Nicholson was very good for the "type" of character the writing aimed for. As were Tommy Lee Jones as Two-Face and (yes) Jim Carrey as the Riddler... All "silly" characters... But purposely silly.

The list of actors portraying "The Batman" is long... Never written to be "clumsy" or "foolish" - NONE even close to Christian Bale...
(EXCEPT for the "disguised voice" which made me cringe... You would think that GENIUS Lucius Fox, who had so many great toys, could have come up with some "band-aid" looking thing over the larynx to alter the voice or something)

Who was the WORST BATMAN?

Batman is Batman, after all. He defined it. He's a pure genius and a mastermind. He does things, he thinks things, he wins things, and isn't bothered about getting any credit for the things he does. That's how a true badass is. I love the movie very much, and my username is also based on The Dark Knight.

3 Harvey Dent / Two-Face

The 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.

He's more terrifying than the devil in The Exorcist.

4 Bane

There is no villain who can be cool, calm, and so evil at the same time. Awesome acting done by Tom Hardy, and his mask (the voice and the look) suits the character perfectly.

The best parts of Bane in the Dark Knight Trilogy are when he snaps people's necks. It was disturbing but awesome!

He has a nice voice.

5 Alfred Pennyworth

Alfred is one of the few funny characters and also one of the few that has been in all three movies.

So loyal and inspirational. He should be higher on this list.

6 Dr. Jonathan Crane / Scarecrow

Refreshingly sadistic. Additionally, he was in all of the films.

7 James Gordon

Gordon helps mediate these films. Instead of a campy superhero film, he gives the films elements of neo-noir and detective genres. Above all, his monologue in The Dark Knight truly made the film.

He sure acted nicely, good old Oldman!

8 Selina Kyle / Catwoman

She is an exceptional actress able to convey the cunning, mercurial nature of Selina Kyle.

I do not really like Anne Hathaway, but in this role, she looked sexy.

9 Ra's al Ghul

Liam Neeson! He has to be number one on any list. Just say his first name, it's awesome. You can't help but say it in an Irish accent. Liam!

10 Lucius Fox

Morgan Freeman is better than the Scarecrow... Enough said.

The Contenders
11 John Blake

I really liked him. He was a great new character. His acting was decent (it was better in Inception), and he was a good supporting character. He was revealed at the end to be called Robin. It would have been great to see a new Nolan Batman film with Robin. Just saying.

12 Rachel Dawes
13 Sal Maroni

The classic criminal played a perfect role as a tertiary antagonist in The Dark Knight.

14 Carmine Falcone

Carmine was the first villain in the films, before Scarecrow and before Ra's Al Ghul. He made the movie feel like a gangster movie at times, which made it feel more real. Batman Begins was the best of the trilogy, and Falcone, more than Scarecrow, more than Ra's, was the brute force behind the crime!

15 Lau
16 Gambol
17 The Chechen
18 Pencil Trick Thug
19 Barsad
20 Mayor Anthony Garcia
21 Miranda Tate / Talia al Ghul

It was excellent how Christopher Nolan managed to keep Talia's presence in the final installment under wraps. It was never advertised in the trailers, and even though it's common knowledge that Ra's had a daughter, her being in it was still kept under wraps while watching the movie. Bravo to Christopher Nolan!

22 John Daggett
23 Victor Zsasz
24 Thomas Wayne
25 Coleman Reese
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