@cheesesticks: I'm not sure what your trying to prove by bringing up those stories,nothing Harvey did in any of those arcs comes remotely close to what Bane did in Knightfall,Legacy(Bane of the Demon,Bane),Azrael and Vengeance of Bane(1 and 2).
Also I'm not sure what Vengeance of Bane you're referring to cause Batman has never humiliated Bane aside from the terrible Superman/Batman series which was non canon.
New-52 Bane is pretty cool actually when he's written by Tynion and not David Finch(who I'm pretty sure wrote a lousy Two-face,or should I say One-face).
Face the Face was an average story,TLH and DV are Jeph Loebs non sense mystery stories with entire scenes ripped from the Godfather franchise and Silence of the Lambs.Not to mention they're practically the same stories,atleast Bane stories are original.
In my opinion Batman's villains lack variety. Because of the dark gritty setting all Batman's villains have the same sort of theme. Socipathic, murderers, psychotic etc.... whereas Spider-man's ones aren't all the same due to the setting. On one end you've got fun characters like Big Wheel and on the other downright scary ones like Morlun. With Batman you don't have the same differences.
Couldn't the same be said for Spider-Man writers fascination with insect themed villains,Goblin wannabes and Venom ripoffs?That I think sums up like 99% of the Spider-Man villains.Still I do think Spidey rogues are overall a better match for Spidey than Batrogues are for Bruce(not just physical strength).
As for whose are better thats hard,but Batman does have more notable new additions who are fairly unique.
Batman has plenty of fun villains too,Riddler is pure comedy.
Ra's? Sorry people, he's a great, although boring, character and all, but there's like one Ra's story over the years, between every six Jokers, three-four Riddlers / Two-Faces / Scarecrows, and recent and for several years, seven-eight Penguins. Even Clayface, whom I definitely would not say is Bats' greatest foe, due to his brutish nature, like Penguin, has lately been seen almost every month somewhere, while Ra's? Until Batman Incorporated 10, last seen to my knowledge, issue 2, and did not do anything remotely menacing to Bats in both!
Um what exactly is this supposed to mean? having a break between stories actually gives the villain credibility.Penguin may appear often but last time I checked Ogivly humiliated him and he was also only a sidekick in DOTF.
It's between Two-Face, Ra's and Penguin. I find Ra's probably the most boring even though he's dangerous. Penguin is one of the oldest foes of the Bat and he's underrated as hell. Two-Face is probably my second Batman greatest enemy: He is by far a better character than Ra's and the Penguin and he bring drama.
So i'd say :
The Joker (No contest)
Ra's al Ghul
Bane (Knightfall is his only real feat against the Bat)
Riddler (Was not written as a good villain for many years)
Black Mask (Killed a robin and he is the most dark and sadistic rogue)
Hush (I found Hush and House of Hush pretty good but he is too new has a villain)
Scarecrow (Same has the Riddler, Cilian Murphy and Arkham Asylum version are awesome though)
I'm sorry for all the Ra's fan but i've read every stories about him and he is just so boring. But i know he is very dangerous.
If Bane loses out by virtue of having supposedly only one good outing(which is false) then Two-face loses out too cause his showings dont even come close to that one.
OH wow,this lousy relationship went absolutely nowhere,had no meaningful plot and is about to end within a few months...I wish I could call it lame but it was predictable right from day one for those of us with actual brains.