Your Top 5 favorite Bat Villains!

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#1 Posted by nszerdy (453 posts) - - Show Bio

These are my top 5 but I want to hear everyones!
Mine are in no particular order
1 Mr. Freeze (just ignore the "Batman and Robin" movie version--that made me wanna puke--but I love the animated/comic version)
2 Harley Quinn
3 Clock King
4 Clayface
5 Catwoman

#2 Edited by UltraHeroix (172 posts) - - Show Bio

Mine in no particular order:
1: Joker
2:Penguin
3: Ra's Al Ghul
4: Poison Ivy
5: Ventriliquist (w/Scarface)

#3 Posted by CRTrobinson (276 posts) - - Show Bio

1. Joker

2. Riddler
3. Mr. Freeze
4. Two Face
5. Scarecrow 
#4 Posted by TheGoldenOne (38932 posts) - - Show Bio

1. Joker
2. Ra's Al Ghul
3. Bane
4. Two Face
5. Black Mask

#5 Edited by EdwardWindsor (14517 posts) - - Show Bio

My top 5
 

  1. Joker - The yin to Bats yang
  2.  Ra's al Ghul- One of a few who can match Bats with planning, and he trained him
  3. Riddler- He offers Batman a  different type of challenge
  4.  Hush- Few have caused such shock to Bats or executed plans of such magnitute
  5. Jason Todd- Mostly becuase of the relationship he has with Bats
 
Honorable mention to Bane thou
#6 Posted by FrischDVH (718 posts) - - Show Bio

1. The Riddler

 

2. Two-Face

 

3. Ras Al Ghul

 

4. Joker

 

5. Jason Todd 

#7 Posted by Rudyftw (996 posts) - - Show Bio

1. Two Face

2. Joker
3. Poison Ivy
4. Bane
5. Red Hood (Todd)
#8 Posted by batman_is_god (1192 posts) - - Show Bio

1. Ra's al Ghul (my favorite villain out of anything)


2. Deadshot (beacause of Secret Six. Let me know if he does not count as a Batman villain any more)

3. Scarecrow

4.Two-Face

5.Mr. Freeze (Animated series version)
#9 Posted by _slim_ (15987 posts) - - Show Bio
  • Joker
  • Bane
  • Ra's al Ghul
  • Two-Face
  • Black Mask
#10 Posted by Icarusflies (12762 posts) - - Show Bio

1. Scarecrow

2. Mr. Zsasz
3. Hush
4. Firefly
5. Two-Face
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#11 Posted by DH69 (4324 posts) - - Show Bio

Joker

Bane

Ra's

Poison Ivy

Scarecrow

honerary mention to harley

#12 Edited by Mbecks14 (2114 posts) - - Show Bio

1. Joker 2. Two-Face
3. Riddler
4. Harley Quinn
5. Mr. Freeze

Catwoman gets honorable mention because she's 1/2 hero. UGH i love all the Bat villains, I didn't even get to list Poison ivy, Scarecrow, Ras Al Ghul, or Clayface.  But NOT the Penguin...i hate the penguin

#13 Posted by KenTheProfile (420 posts) - - Show Bio

My list does not include Joker not because i don;t love him but because it is like when one talks movie directors Speilberg is never on brought up because he is just a given above all others.

 

1.Two-face

2. Madhatter

3.Ra's Al Ghul

4.Dr. Arkham

5.Riddler

#14 Posted by joshmightbe (25944 posts) - - Show Bio

1. Joker-not just Batman's greatest enemy but one of the best villains ever

2. Ra's Al Ghul
3. Hugo Strange
4.Hush
5. Bane
#15 Posted by ssejllenrad (13028 posts) - - Show Bio

1. Joker -no explanations needed
2. Carmine Falcone -I'm a sucker for Godfather and he's the closest thing to a Don Vito
3. Lady Shiva -Anyone that can surpass Bats in H2H is a certain winner in my book
4. Bane -Genius + Brute Force = Broken back
5. Scarecrow -fighting fear with fear. Awesome!

#16 Posted by jungleduck666 (8 posts) - - Show Bio

 1. the Joker

2. Two-face
3. Scarecrow
4. Clay Face
5. Killer Croc
#17 Posted by Edamame (29497 posts) - - Show Bio

1. Scarecrow
2. Black Mask
3. Mr. Zsasz
4. Two-Face
5. Joker

#18 Edited by FadeToBlackBolt (23390 posts) - - Show Bio
  1. Joker
  2. Ra's Al Ghul
  3. Poison Ivy (as long as mind-control isn't involved)
  4. Scarecrow
  5. Two-Face

I don't count Catwoman as a villain, otherwise she'd be second.
#19 Posted by SnickerSnack (113 posts) - - Show Bio

1. Joker

2. Harley Quinn (cos she's just so damn cute)
3. Doctor Hurt 
4. Hush
5. Jason Todd
#20 Posted by entropy_aegis (16010 posts) - - Show Bio

Ra's al Ghul
Bane
Poison Ivy
Joker
Clayface
I dont consider Deadshot,Deathstroke,Prometheus , Lady Shiva,Catwoman etc to be bat villians or i'd have mentioned them too.

#21 Posted by wild possum (10 posts) - - Show Bio

1) Ra's al Ghul 2) riddler 3) joker 4) scarecrow 5)penguin


#22 Posted by Ghost_Knight (42 posts) - - Show Bio

1. Ra's Al Ghul
2. Joker
3. Bane
4. Poison Ivy
5. Mr. Freeze
#23 Posted by Assassin52 (4 posts) - - Show Bio

1. The Joker

2. Scarecrow
3. The Riddler
4. Bane
5. Clay Face
#24 Posted by spidermonkey2099 (634 posts) - - Show Bio

1. The Joker
2. Two-Face
3. Ra's al Ghul
4. Catwoman
5. Mr. Freeze

#25 Edited by cosmo111687 (1578 posts) - - Show Bio

Well, my list would be: Joker, Harley Quinn, Catwoman, Poison Ivy, and Two-Face...but that seems boring somehow. So I'll give the next 5: 
 

  1. Mr. Freeze - I love him more in TAS and Batman: Beyond more so than in the comics, though. He's far more tragic and far more human in those depictions.
  2. Thomas Elliot/Hush - He's proving himself to be one of Batman's most capable villains.
  3. Scarface - I love the concept behind him - that even the most innocuous and absurd thing can still garner power in so long as their are people willing to serve him in exchange for some money and power themselves. He lends a lot of plausibility to the otherwise completely implausible villains in Batman's rogue gallery.
  4. James Gordon Jr. - Very scary. Very intriguing. Watching where his character is going.
  5. Carmine Falcone - I just kind of always considered him a tragic figure - a man who was in over his head.
 
And my 5 least favourite are 
 
  1. Pyg - He's just way too grotesque for my taste.
  2. Roadrunner - Come on!....
  3. Tweedledee and Tweedledum - Typically don't care for perversions of my favourite children's book, Alice in Wonderland. (Though I do love The Carpenter)
  4. Mad Hatter - See above.
  5. Doctor Hurt - Still trying to wrap my head around who he is exactly...
#26 Posted by The_Tree (8513 posts) - - Show Bio

1. Dr. Simon Hurt
2. Ra's al Ghul
3. Joker
4. Hush
5. Black Mask I

#27 Posted by thelastreplicant (4 posts) - - Show Bio

This is gonna be hard but
 
1. Poison Ivy
2. Riddler
3. Ra's al Ghul
4. Joker
5. Mr. Freeze

#28 Posted by entropy_aegis (16010 posts) - - Show Bio
@cosmo111687:  
I disagree with Hush proving himself,he's nothing.
#29 Edited by cosmo111687 (1578 posts) - - Show Bio
@entropy_aegis: Well, then I'll have to disagree with your assessment of Hush. I think he's slowly become forgotten since Dick became Batman, but few other villains really cut at the very heart of the Dark Knight like he does.
#30 Posted by Moonwalker (11 posts) - - Show Bio

1. Two Face
2. Ra's Al Ghul
3. Joker
4. Red Hood
5.Hugo strange

#31 Posted by entropy_aegis (16010 posts) - - Show Bio
@cosmo111687 said:
@entropy_aegis: Well, then I'll have to disagree with your assessment of Hush. I think he's slowly become forgotten since Dick became Batman, but few other villains really cut at the very heart of the Dark Knight like he does.
Ra's could have done that,Bane could have done that,Joker could have done that,they just don't care.He wen't after Selina knowing he could'nt do jack to Bruce.Pretty dishonourable guy. 
Either way i feel Between Deathstroke,Bane and Prometheus there is no need for Hush,Wraith and Black Mask.
#32 Posted by entropy_aegis (16010 posts) - - Show Bio

Though i am surprised by the amount of love Riddler,Two-face and Freeze are getting.Guess animation can go a really long way.

#33 Posted by FearTheLiving (5228 posts) - - Show Bio

1. The Riddler
2. Scarecrow 
3. Killer Croc
4. The Joker
5. Poison Ivy

#34 Edited by cosmo111687 (1578 posts) - - Show Bio
@entropy_aegis said:

@cosmo111687 said:

@entropy_aegis: Well, then I'll have to disagree with your assessment of Hush. I think he's slowly become forgotten since Dick became Batman, but few other villains really cut at the very heart of the Dark Knight like he does.

Ra's could have done that,Bane could have done that,Joker could have done that,they just don't care.He wen't after Selina knowing he could'nt do jack to Bruce.Pretty dishonourable guy. Either way i feel Between Deathstroke,Bane and Prometheus there is no need for Hush,Wraith and Black Mask.
Ra's, Bane, and Joker weren't Bruce's best friend as a child. Nor did they grow up filling in Thomas Wayne's shoes by joining the medical profession. Nor did they rip-out Catwoman's heart. Other villains attack Batman, but Hush attacks Bruce Wayne. 
 
 And of course he acted dishonourably - he's a villain.  
 
I don't know much about Prometheus or Wraith, so I can't comment on them. And I don't think that Deathstroke is strictly a Batman villain, so I think he's not particularly relevant, to be honest. And I have to agree about not caring much for Black Mask, much less Black Mask II, but I don't think that he's rendered obsolete by Deathstroke, Bane, or Prometheus as much as by Two-Face, The Penguin, and major crime families of Gotham.
#35 Posted by entropy_aegis (16010 posts) - - Show Bio
@cosmo111687 said:
@entropy_aegis said:

@cosmo111687 said:

@entropy_aegis: Well, then I'll have to disagree with your assessment of Hush. I think he's slowly become forgotten since Dick became Batman, but few other villains really cut at the very heart of the Dark Knight like he does.
Ra's could have done that,Bane could have done that,Joker could have done that,they just don't care.He wen't after Selina knowing he could'nt do jack to Bruce.Pretty dishonourable guy. Either way i feel Between Deathstroke,Bane and Prometheus there is no need for Hush,Wraith and Black Mask.
Ra's, Bane, and Joker weren't Bruce's best friend as a child. Nor did they grow up filling in Thomas Wayne's shoes by joining the medical profession. Nor did they rip-out Catwoman's heart. Other villains Batman but Hush attacks Bruce Wayne.   And of course he acted dishonourably - he's a villain.   I don't know much about Prometheus or Wraith, so I can't comment on them. And I don't think that Deathstroke is strictly a Batman villain, so I think he's not particularly relevant, to be honest. And I have to agree about not caring much for Black Mask, much less Black Mask II, but I don't think that he's rendered obsolete by Deathstroke, Bane, or Prometheus as much as by Two-Face, The Penguin, and major crime families of Gotham.
You mean they were'nt magically shoehorned in to Bruce's past?They've known Bruce's secret for years before Hush came along(who only found out due to Riddler).And Ra's does have a background in medicine,Joker and Bane have tampered with chemicals as well. 
Both Ra's and Bane have had Selina at their mercy(Legacy).But she still managed to worm her way out.It's an insult to both Catwoman and the villians to be bested by someone vastly inferior. 
Penguin is the only decent character amongst the gangsters,Mask and Harvey are one trick ponies.
#36 Edited by cosmo111687 (1578 posts) - - Show Bio
@entropy_aegis said:

@cosmo111687 said:

@entropy_aegis said:

@cosmo111687 said:

@entropy_aegis: Well, then I'll have to disagree with your assessment of Hush. I think he's slowly become forgotten since Dick became Batman, but few other villains really cut at the very heart of the Dark Knight like he does.
Ra's could have done that,Bane could have done that,Joker could have done that,they just don't care.He wen't after Selina knowing he could'nt do jack to Bruce.Pretty dishonourable guy. Either way i feel Between Deathstroke,Bane and Prometheus there is no need for Hush,Wraith and Black Mask.
Ra's, Bane, and Joker weren't Bruce's best friend as a child. Nor did they grow up filling in Thomas Wayne's shoes by joining the medical profession. Nor did they rip-out Catwoman's heart. Other villains Batman but Hush attacks Bruce Wayne.   And of course he acted dishonourably - he's a villain.   I don't know much about Prometheus or Wraith, so I can't comment on them. And I don't think that Deathstroke is strictly a Batman villain, so I think he's not particularly relevant, to be honest. And I have to agree about not caring much for Black Mask, much less Black Mask II, but I don't think that he's rendered obsolete by Deathstroke, Bane, or Prometheus as much as by Two-Face, The Penguin, and major crime families of Gotham.
You mean they were'nt magically shoehorned in to Bruce's past?They've known Bruce's secret for years before Hush came along(who only found out due to Riddler).And Ra's does have a background in medicine,Joker and Bane have tampered with chemicals as well. Both Ra's and Bane have had Selina at their mercy(Legacy).But she still managed to worm her way out.It's an insult to both Catwoman and the villians to be bested by someone vastly inferior. Penguin is the only decent character amongst the gangsters,Mask and Harvey are one trick ponies.
Of course Bane and Ra's know Bruce's secret, but when did Joker learn about Bruce? (I'm genuinely curious about that.) Yes, Ra's does have a medical background, but he doesn't represent what Bruce would've become had he not been Batman. Whither Hush is "inferior" or not should be based upon his actions, and he managed to devise a plan that nearly destroyed both Catwoman and Batman by taking advantage of their relationship. And that is not a surprise because part of Hush's premise is that he is superior strategist than Batman, which says a lot.  
 
Also, it's just not part of Joker, Ra's, or Bane's M. O. to surgically remove organs (although, I guess anything is possible as far as Ra's is concerned.) That sort of plot-device should only be used by Hush, really.
 
I personally think that Black Mask is something of a no trick pony, but I think that Harvey Dent is rather complex and interesting and Penguin is usually interesting, but he's not my favourite villain and he's certainly not the most threatening. (He's just a giant cog in the machine of corruption that whiddles Gotham down, day by day.)
#37 Posted by Incognit0 (51 posts) - - Show Bio

In order : 

  1. Riddler
  2. Two-Face
  3. Black Mask
  4. Scarecrow
  5. Joker
#38 Posted by John Valentine (16416 posts) - - Show Bio
  1. Joker.
  2. Dr Hurt/Black Glove.
  3. Two Face.
  4. Hush.
  5. Bane.
#39 Posted by Fnz (42 posts) - - Show Bio

1. Bane
2. Joker
3. Dr. Hurt
4.  Mr. Zsasz
5. Black Mask

#40 Edited by entropy_aegis (16010 posts) - - Show Bio
@cosmo111687 said:

@entropy_aegis said:

@cosmo111687 said:

@entropy_aegis said:

@cosmo111687 said:

@entropy_aegis: Well, then I'll have to disagree with your assessment of Hush. I think he's slowly become forgotten since Dick became Batman, but few other villains really cut at the very heart of the Dark Knight like he does.
Ra's could have done that,Bane could have done that,Joker could have done that,they just don't care.He wen't after Selina knowing he could'nt do jack to Bruce.Pretty dishonourable guy. Either way i feel Between Deathstroke,Bane and Prometheus there is no need for Hush,Wraith and Black Mask.
Ra's, Bane, and Joker weren't Bruce's best friend as a child. Nor did they grow up filling in Thomas Wayne's shoes by joining the medical profession. Nor did they rip-out Catwoman's heart. Other villains Batman but Hush attacks Bruce Wayne.   And of course he acted dishonourably - he's a villain.   I don't know much about Prometheus or Wraith, so I can't comment on them. And I don't think that Deathstroke is strictly a Batman villain, so I think he's not particularly relevant, to be honest. And I have to agree about not caring much for Black Mask, much less Black Mask II, but I don't think that he's rendered obsolete by Deathstroke, Bane, or Prometheus as much as by Two-Face, The Penguin, and major crime families of Gotham.
You mean they were'nt magically shoehorned in to Bruce's past?They've known Bruce's secret for years before Hush came along(who only found out due to Riddler).And Ra's does have a background in medicine,Joker and Bane have tampered with chemicals as well. Both Ra's and Bane have had Selina at their mercy(Legacy).But she still managed to worm her way out.It's an insult to both Catwoman and the villians to be bested by someone vastly inferior. Penguin is the only decent character amongst the gangsters,Mask and Harvey are one trick ponies.
Of course Bane and Ra's know Bruce's secret, but when did Joker learn about Bruce? (I'm genuinely curious about that.) Yes, Ra's does have a medical background, but he doesn't represent what Bruce would've become had he not been Batman. Whither Hush is "inferior" or not should be based upon his actions, and he managed to devise a plan that nearly destroyed both Catwoman and Batman by taking advantage of their relationship. And that is not a surprise because part of Hush's premise is that he is superior strategist than Batman, which says a lot.   Also, it's just not part of Joker, Ra's, or Bane's M. O. to surgically remove organs (although, I guess anything is possible as far as Ra's is concerned.) That sort of plot-device should only be used by Hush, really. I personally think that Black Mask is something of a no trick pony, but I think that Harvey Dent is rather complex and interesting and Penguin is usually interesting, but he's not my favourite villain and he's certainly not the most threatening. (He's just a giant cog in the machine of corruption that whiddles Gotham down, day by day.)
RIP,Batman and Robin,Clown at midnight.Basically everything with Morrison.And Hush is a superior strategist than Batman? really...it explains why he needed Riddler to make all the plans or why Jane Doe and Architect were able to humiliate him. 
Neither Dent or Oswald are convincing threats,but atleast Ossie has an interesting personality.Harvey lost his purpose right after becoming Two-face.Now he's just another generic mobster,no wonder he did'nt last as Twoface too long in TDK..
#41 Posted by MisterJ (29 posts) - - Show Bio

1. Joker- The Bat's archenemy. Crazy, hilarious, and totally evil. You can't get any better than that 
 
2. Two Face- One of Batman's most iconic foes. A very unique villain with a cool gimmick, and a great backstory to boot. 
 
3. Scarecrow- Also a unique villain...He can get into Bat's head. His fear gas is very original and makes for some great moments.  
 
4. Riddler- Riddler is one of the few Bat enemies that challenges Bruce's intellect. He can be a great threat when he needs to. 
 
5. Bane- One of the more intimidating villains. He was one of the few who actually BEAT Batman. That alone gets him in the top 5.

#42 Posted by Saren (26785 posts) - - Show Bio

Hush 
Joker  
Ra's Al Ghul 
Killer Croc 
Scarecrow

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#43 Posted by RedRobin92 (254 posts) - - Show Bio

5. Ras al Ghul 
4. The Riddler 
3. Clayface 
2. Two-Face 
1. Joker

#44 Posted by ntb1124 (980 posts) - - Show Bio

No order but I would list: 
Riddler
Penguin
Joker
Killer Croc
Grundy.

#45 Edited by The Stegman (29048 posts) - - Show Bio

1. Two Face 
2. Joker 
3 Bane 
4 Scarecrow
5  Mr. Zsasz

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#46 Posted by Feliciano2040 (665 posts) - - Show Bio

5. Two Face.
4. Bane.
3. Ra's Al Ghul.
2. Doctor Hurt.
1. The Joker.

#47 Posted by darkcloakx (788 posts) - - Show Bio

1. joker 
2. red hood jason todd 
3. clayface 
4. bane 
5. deathstroke even though he's a teen titan villian and villian to nightwing 

#48 Posted by super_psycho (2844 posts) - - Show Bio

1) Joker 
2) Ra's al ghul 
3) Bane 
4) Two face 
5) Scarecrow

#49 Posted by Girth (1053 posts) - - Show Bio
  1. Joker
  2. Hush
  3. Ra's al Ghul
  4. Bane
  5. Clayface
#50 Posted by JCJQLB (2933 posts) - - Show Bio
  1. Ivy
  2. Harley
  3. Talia
  4. Cat
  5. Roxy Rocket

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