25 Best Batman Villains Of All Time

Posted by , Updated on November 8, 2017


The best villains reflect the opposite of a hero’s ideals and attributes. With Batman being one of the most iconic superheroes around, it makes sense his villains would be equally iconic. From the Joker to Mr. Freeze, every Batman villain challenges his physical strength, his intellect, and his values as a superhero. Because of such stellar writing over the past decades, Batman villains only continue to become more well-rounded and multi-dimensional. But which villains push the Dark Knight to his limits? Here are 25 Best Batman Villains Of All Time.


Carmine Falcone

falconeSource: http://batman.wikia.com/wiki/Carmine_Falcone

Carmine Falcone didn’t become Gotham’s most powerful m0b boss until Frank Miller’s titular work Batman: Year One. Since then, he’s been a staple first villain for Batman to overcome. His power resides in his ability to own every aspect of Gotham without Batman around. However, once Batman figures out how to be a successful vigilante, all bets are off and Falcone ultimately loses.



scarfaceSource: http://batman.wikia.com/wiki/The_Ventriloquist

Also known as Arnold Wesker, the Ventriloquist has multiple personality disorder. While Wesker is a timid and meek human, he acts out all his evil deeds through his other personality using a dummy called Scarface. Scarface is ruthless, calculating, and a criminal mastermind. He’s weak with hand to hand combat, however, making him especially vulnerable to Batman. His only line of defense is a Tommy Gun and his wits.


Professor Pyg

Prof_PygSource: http://batman.wikia.com/wiki/Professor_Pyg

Wearing a surgical suit and a pig mask, Professor Pyg is a psychotic villain that tries to make people “perfect” by surgically putting pig faces on his victims. Of all the villains, Professor Pyg is one of the weirdest and most insane villains in the comics.


Solomon Grundy

solomon grundySource: http://dc.wikia.com/wiki/Cyrus_Gold_(New_Earth)

As a man, his name was Cyrus Gold, but after he was murdered and put in Slaughter Swamp, Solomon Grundy emerged as a super strong undead monster. Every time he dies, he re-emerges with a new personality and powers, but his super strength and stamina stay the same.


Killer Croc

killer crocSource: http://batman.wikia.com/wiki/Killer_Croc

A former crocodile wrestler, Waylon Jones transformed into a low-intelligence crocodile monster due to a medical condition called Epidermolytic hyperkeratosis. Due to his deformity and appearance as a crocodile, he goes by the name Killer Croc. His super strength and ability to breathe underwater make him an admirable adversary against Batman.

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