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The Top Ten Batman villains

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Don’t you think the Joker laughs at you?”

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How many times have I said that a series is only as good as its antagonist? There are many reasons why the Batman franchise has thrived for 75+ years, and the number one reason is because of its Rogues’ Gallery. In terms of its iconic foils, no other comic book series comes close. (Maybe Spider-Man is within radar range, but definitely not Superman, X-Men, Justice League, Fantastic Four, Deadpool, etc). 

We’ve had seven Batman films to date, and at least three more coming down the pike (Batman vs Superman, Justice League); four if both of these are split in  to two-parts. Add the 1960’s TV series, the Gotham series, the multiple animated series, and the WB animated movies, we’ve had many opportunities to be introduced to a wide variety of enemies of the Caped Crusader / Dark Knight. And then, there are reasons why we keep seeing the same criminals over and over again. Not all bad guys are created equal. And thus, the reason for this list.

So, without any further adieu, here is our lists:

The Top Ten Batman Villains

Keith’s List

  • 10. Scarecrow
  • 9. Killer Croc
  • 8. Poison Ivy
  • 7. Two-Face
  • 6. The Riddler
  • 5. The Penguin
  • 4. Clayface
  • 3. The Catwoman
  • 2. Bane
  • 1. The Joker

Honorable Mentions: Harley Quinn; Hugo Strange; Mr Freeze; Red Hood.

My List

  • 10. Two-Face
  • 9. Bane
  • 8. Zsasz
  • 7. Poison Ivy
  • 6. Hush
  • 5. Scarecrow
  • 4. Talia al Ghul
  • 3. The Catwoman
  • 2.Ra’s al Ghul
  • 1.The Joker

Honorable Mentions: Clayface; Deadshot; Dr Hurt; the entire Falcone family; Firefly; Mr Freeze; The Penguin; The Phantasm; Professor Pyg; The Riddler

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