Which villain do you think gives Batman the toughest time?

#1 Posted by PlaystationFanboy (45 posts) - - Show Bio

In my opinion, I think it's Deathstroke. I know they're only faced each other a handful of times, but each time they fight, Batman can barely hold his own against him. Not to mention that Deathstroke has beaten Batman more than vice versa.

#2 Posted by Morpheus_ (29909 posts) - - Show Bio
Yeah, Deathstroke is not exactly Batman's forte, even though whether he is the villain that has all around given him the hardest time or not requires some consideration.
#3 Posted by nickzambuto (17588 posts) - - Show Bio



#4 Posted by jrock85 (2882 posts) - - Show Bio

Toughest time in a fist fight? There are several.

#5 Posted by PlaystationFanboy (45 posts) - - Show Bio

All-around in general.

#6 Posted by The_Tree (8431 posts) - - Show Bio

I'd say Joker. Talia seems to be making her way up there though.

#7 Posted by RoboShark (1506 posts) - - Show Bio
#8 Posted by jrock85 (2882 posts) - - Show Bio

@PlaystationFanboy said:

All-around in general.

Maybe Ras.

#9 Posted by TDK_1997 (15821 posts) - - Show Bio

Deathstroke is not Batman's villain but yeah.He has given him some hard time.

#10 Posted by Dark_Vengeance_ (15323 posts) - - Show Bio

Killer Croc, Ra's, Poison Ivy

Batman has stated that the joker's fighting style is predictible

#11 Posted by knighthood (1813 posts) - - Show Bio

Didn't Bane break his back? Sounds like a hard time to me.

#12 Posted by nickzambuto (17588 posts) - - Show Bio

Batman's greatest challenge in his crime fighting career is resisting the urge to end his enemies. No villain tests his limits in that department more than The Joker.

#13 Posted by Hatutzeraze (266 posts) - - Show Bio

I'm going to go with the one that has the most momentum at the moment, and that is hands-down Talia al Ghul.

#14 Posted by Rumble Man (11198 posts) - - Show Bio

Crippling the bat is a huge feat so bane deserves a mention

#15 Posted by E11I077H (4 posts) - - Show Bio

I would say definitely The Joker, and also the Riddler. But more The Riddler as a distraction

#16 Posted by NinaColada (39 posts) - - Show Bio

Joker, Ra's (and maybe Talia).

#17 Posted by FullmetalChobit (228 posts) - - Show Bio
@knighthood said:


Didn't Bane break his back? Sounds like a hard time to me.



Exactley what I was gunna say! Bane is triple hard and BROKE the Batman.
#18 Posted by Red_Jack (318 posts) - - Show Bio

It's gotta be ra's hands down.

The reason being, almost every other villain has been quickly defeated at some time or another. Even Joker was once defeated within four pages of a comic. With Ra's, it's always a long drawn out story and all his followers willingly kill themselves for him.

#19 Posted by entropy_aegis (15977 posts) - - Show Bio

Overall Ra's and Bane.

#20 Posted by SupBatz (2009 posts) - - Show Bio

I'll agree with the majority that Ras al Ghul gives Batman the toughest time. My reason being, as Red_Jack said above, that Batman can never seem to defeat him with ease. Whenever Bruce goes up against Ras it is a intricate and drawn out battle for Bruce which is fought in a variety of ways often due to Ras' great many sources.

That being said, while I think that Ras gives Batman the hardest time, I think that Batman would rather go up against him 100 times than he would go up against the Joker once. Though more easily taken down, I feel like the Joker is the villain that makes Batman think to himself, "Why did it have to be him? Why couldn't it be anybody else?"

#21 Posted by FatihBATMAN (1395 posts) - - Show Bio

its a tough one...Joker is my vote

#22 Posted by mrdecepticonleader (19253 posts) - - Show Bio

Each give him a tough time in different ways.




#23 Posted by tobiasPUNK (144 posts) - - Show Bio

Everyone is wrong! What about the petty thief that gunned down Bruce's parents?

#24 Posted by tobiasPUNK (144 posts) - - Show Bio

Although I would say Joker, he's just a sheer menace.

#25 Posted by Rumble Man (11198 posts) - - Show Bio

Dr Hurt deserves a mention

#26 Posted by FatihBATMAN (1395 posts) - - Show Bio

@tobiasPUNK The question was who gives batman the toughest time...that incident was pre batman though :O

#27 Posted by Stronger (5051 posts) - - Show Bio

@entropy_aegis said:

Overall Ra's and Bane.

#28 Posted by theTimeStreamer (2845 posts) - - Show Bio

not joker

#29 Posted by Eternal19 (2163 posts) - - Show Bio

Ra's Al Ghul

#30 Posted by boriqua0703 (11 posts) - - Show Bio

Ima Go with Bane!!! Bane manhandles Batman. He has broken his back and buried him alive next to his parents coffin. But Joker messes him up Mentally. Id still go with bane though.

#31 Posted by Jodez (157 posts) - - Show Bio

What about the Court of Owls? Sure they might be fairly new but from what we've seen they've plagued Bruce since he was a child. It took him years just to even prove they existed and once they captured him put him under intense psychologicl torture. During the night of owls he had to fiht an army of Talons in his own home and it took the entire bat family to help stop them all. Then there's also the fact that they were run by his 'brother' which is definetely had a huge impact on Bruce. And finally in the end he only ended up stopping a small group of the Court so they'll be plaguing him again in the future

#32 Posted by eatmore_payless (2356 posts) - - Show Bio

Joker and Ra's get this tittle

#33 Posted by BatWatch (4081 posts) - - Show Bio

I don't think any villain creates more metaphysical torture for Batman than Joker. It is his shadow self.

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