Who would you say is Batman's most powerful enemy?

#1 Posted by Gambit1024 (9890 posts) - - Show Bio

Who is Batman's most powerful enemy?

Personally, I think it'd either be Mr. Freeze or Bane.

#2 Posted by Delphic (1459 posts) - - Show Bio

That's a pretty tough question, but I would have to say Darkseid. He's never really defeated him only had stalemates. Batman convinced Darkseid to let Kara Zor-El go, but got nearly beat to death doing so. Then there was the time he shot Darkseid with the cosmic bullet only to be shot through the temple with Omega beams. He's never really outright defeated him.

#3 Posted by Gambit1024 (9890 posts) - - Show Bio

@Delphic: But Darkseid isn't really a Batman villain. I found him more to be a Superman rogue.

#4 Posted by ReVamp (22863 posts) - - Show Bio

I swear I was about to say Darkseid just for the lulz.

Naw, Freeze, probably.

#5 Posted by Video_Martian (5631 posts) - - Show Bio

Mr. Freeze isn't that powerful, Bats is always beating his ass all the time...

Personally, I'd say his most powerful enemies are Bane, Ra's Al Ghul, Clayface, and Killer Croc.

#6 Posted by Deranged Midget (17599 posts) - - Show Bio

I'd have to say Bane or Clayface.

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#7 Posted by SupremeHyperion (1523 posts) - - Show Bio

Prometheus, (or the court system when they find out about his emo neverland ranch under his mansion.)

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#8 Posted by Delphic (1459 posts) - - Show Bio

@Gambit1024 said:

@Delphic: But Darkseid isn't really a Batman villain. I found him more to be a Superman rogue.

True, but he still is an enemy of Batman. Now out of the Batman's Rogues Gallery, which is probably what you initially meant, I would say (in terms of raw strength) Bane because he did put Batman out of commission for a long while by breaking his back.

#9 Posted by htb106 (1641 posts) - - Show Bio

@Gambit1024: He did send him back in time and make everyone think he was dead...

I think that means he's a batman villain as well.

2nd would probably be Bane.

#10 Posted by Gambit1024 (9890 posts) - - Show Bio

Clayface is a good one too. Forgot about him.

Ra's? Idk. I wouldn't really call him powerful.

#11 Posted by The Stegman (22751 posts) - - Show Bio

Probably Clayface or Grundy.

#12 Posted by Gambit1024 (9890 posts) - - Show Bio

@htb106: Yeah, but my question is leaned more towards enemies he fights on a regular basis.

#13 Posted by BatWatch (2350 posts) - - Show Bio

Where are people getting Freeze from? Was he really badass in the DCNU or something because I can't think of a time he was a major threat to Batman.

If we mean power as in power over Batman, I guess I'd have to go with Joker. He's the only one who consistently keeps Batman on his toes.

#14 Posted by SuperShafe (470 posts) - - Show Bio

Bane then killer croc

#15 Posted by Illuminatus (9480 posts) - - Show Bio

Ivy, Grundy, Clayface.

#16 Posted by ImTheDamnBatman (3548 posts) - - Show Bio

Bane. intelligence and brute strength make him a staggering foe.

#17 Posted by FMStyyx (738 posts) - - Show Bio

@ImTheDamnBatman said:

Bane. intelligence and brute strength make him a staggering foe.

What?? how old is the comic when he broke bats back?? Bane is not that smart, and he aint all that powerful, bats smokes him all the time.

Okay hold on let me say this.. 1 on 1 killer croc or bane.

all time the most terrible and dangerous, Joker hands down.

#18 Posted by Redberry (797 posts) - - Show Bio

He rarely has effective counter against Poison Ivy. I guess it's either Poison Ivy or the Joker. Joker loves to push Batman's button.

#19 Posted by spawn_123 (1693 posts) - - Show Bio

Ra's al Ghul

#20 Posted by arthurcurry2 (3 posts) - - Show Bio

1. Clayface: Extremely durable, has gone toe to toe against Wonder Woman,GeoForce, Metamorpho and Superman can take any shape, survive most any atmosphere or environment. 2. Mr. Freeze: The new 52 Freeze is tough, can freeze you with his touch, and has a gun that can freeze entire neighborhoods, cop swat teams and several other things.

#21 Posted by AssertingValor (5379 posts) - - Show Bio

None are really powerfull, batman is a non powered human.

#22 Posted by Rumble Man (11119 posts) - - Show Bio

Clayface and Freeze, both my favorites from his animated series

#23 Posted by x_29 (2272 posts) - - Show Bio

BatCow

#24 Posted by NinaColada (37 posts) - - Show Bio

Ra's or Bane. If we're referring to sheer strength then it's definitely Bane (or possibly Grundy). Ra's is very similar to Batman in terms of intelligence, stamina and power.

#25 Edited by Skunkstein (591 posts) - - Show Bio

How about the new Court Of Owls?

As in i understood the question not in powerful as in psysical power, but who master over the most powerful ressources.

#26 Posted by sinestro_GL (3030 posts) - - Show Bio

Ra's Al Ghul.

#27 Posted by InnerVenom123 (29499 posts) - - Show Bio
  • Ras Al Ghul
  • Court of Owls
  • Bane
#28 Posted by FadeToBlackBolt (23334 posts) - - Show Bio
@InnerVenom123 said:
  • Ras Al Ghul
  • Black Glove
  • Bane
Fixed ;P
#29 Posted by InnerVenom123 (29499 posts) - - Show Bio

@FadeToBlackBolt said:

@InnerVenom123 said:
  • Ras Al Ghul
  • Court of Owls
  • Leviathon
  • Black Glove
  • Bane
Fixed ;P

Don't hate on my beloved group of undead ninjas.

#30 Posted by RyuHayabusa (2019 posts) - - Show Bio
The Road Home
#31 Posted by FadeToBlackBolt (23334 posts) - - Show Bio
@InnerVenom123 said:

@FadeToBlackBolt said:

@InnerVenom123 said:
  • Ras Al Ghul
  • Court of Owls
  • Leviathon
  • Black Glove
  • Bane
Fixed ;P

Don't hate on my beloved group of undead ninjas.

Not hating, just using their proper name ;P
#32 Posted by InnerVenom123 (29499 posts) - - Show Bio

@FadeToBlackBolt said:

@InnerVenom123 said:

@FadeToBlackBolt said:

@InnerVenom123 said:
  • Ras Al Ghul
  • Court of Owls
  • Leviathon
  • Black Glove
  • Bane
Fixed ;P

Don't hate on my beloved group of undead ninjas.

Not hating, just using their proper name ;P

The Court is cooler than the Black Glove.

:P

#33 Posted by sj_esposito (457 posts) - - Show Bio

Shocked by how many people are saying Freeze. He's awesome and powerful, but lets not forget that Batman took him out with a few punches, heated brass knuckles, and a little psychology.

My vote goes to Bane. I would've loved to say Hush, but it comes down to it, Bane is Batman's most powerful adversary in all forms.

#34 Posted by AweSam (7360 posts) - - Show Bio

@PsychoKnights said:

Where are people getting Freeze from? Was he really badass in the DCNU or something because I can't think of a time he was a major threat to Batman.

If we mean power as in power over Batman, I guess I'd have to go with Joker. He's the only one who consistently keeps Batman on his toes.

#35 Posted by Lvenger (17887 posts) - - Show Bio

I'd say Clayface, Mr Freeze or Bane. The Court of Owls are probably the most powerful organisation Batman has faced. I wouldn't want to go up against a secret crime organisation with a legion of undead assassins.

#36 Posted by OverdriveGames (5 posts) - - Show Bio

Superman... the answer is Superman... and Batman whooped his ass.

#37 Posted by Knightfall225 (1664 posts) - - Show Bio

Bane or Ra's Al ghul. Maybe ivy

#38 Posted by NinjaWarrior268 (982 posts) - - Show Bio

Darkseid

#39 Posted by RustyRoy (10717 posts) - - Show Bio

Ra's al Ghul. Hurt is not far behind.

#40 Posted by darkhunter89 (420 posts) - - Show Bio

Joker

#41 Posted by Deathstroke52 (241 posts) - - Show Bio
Prometheus

#42 Edited by Breadspread (774 posts) - - Show Bio

Most powerful powers: Poison Ivy, but most powerful in general: Ra's al Ghul.

#43 Posted by Darksider555 (398 posts) - - Show Bio

i think Bane is his eternal bane (pun intended).

#44 Posted by iaconpoint (1239 posts) - - Show Bio

Ra's or Bane I'd say.

#45 Edited by Valdemocnij (516 posts) - - Show Bio

Gustav De Cobra !?

#46 Posted by silent_bomber (1499 posts) - - Show Bio
  1. Bat-Mite
  2. Lady Clay
  3. Pre-Crisis Clayface II
  4. Rainbow Beast
  5. Poison Ivy
  6. Bane
  7. Corrosive Man
  8. Mr Freeze
  9. Pre-Crisis Killer Croc
  10. Pre-Flashpoint Harley Quinn

Just based on powers, not resources and planning abilities

#47 Posted by MasterMercenary (63 posts) - - Show Bio

"powerful" is a huge term of this discussion. Batman is powerful so his enemies as an outcome are powerful too. But sticking to your question, you said the "most powerful" enemy but I will answer it as the most challenging enemy in no particular order

•Bane : A nice match for the bat physically but not that match mentally, at least in pre-52. In new-52 he got a mental boast but not that much.

•Ra's al Ghul : A better match Than bane in both mentally and physically but he's age gives him a greater edge but as I recall he got physiological problems after using the Lazuras pit.

• Prometheus: yet a greater opponent who matches batman mentally but lacks the physical traits bats has. Luckily he got that helmet which boasts his both mental and physical traits.

• Deathstroke: The greatest match I can think about ( maybe I'm little biased because of my picture but I did a poll about the same topic ). The villain with his own rouge gallery, who is lately became one of favourite and top DC villain. Slade even fought a against batman in both comics and media showing his capabilities.

#48 Posted by I3IO_HAZARD (338 posts) - - Show Bio

Batman's most powerful enemy? himself

#49 Edited by NinjaWarrior268 (982 posts) - - Show Bio

Jobberstroke

#50 Posted by xcell777 (25 posts) - - Show Bio

Definitely Clayface. Batman now has to use laser cages and other kinds of special tech to contain him. Even post-crisis Clayface was powerful enough to slug it out with the likes of Wonder Woman, Supergirl, and Power Girl.

On the other hand, his most formidable enemy is either The Joker or Ra's Al Ghul without question.

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