Batman villains

Partial list of Batman villans

The Joker:

The Joker is perhaps one of Batman's oldest and most dedicated foes. A sadistic clown bent on chaotic nihilism and grinning death, despite having no obvious powers, he has presented more of a challenge to Batman over the years than any number of those more powerful or well-trained than himself. He is responsible for, among other things, the murder of the second Robin, Jason Todd, and the paralyzing of Batgirl, Barbara Gordon, who he made into a paraplegic. He is determined to drive Batman insane. In one alternate timeline, he tricked Batman into killing him and releasing a toxin into his brain, that made Bruce into a Joker. His actions would inspire the creation of a gang called the Jokerz.

The Riddler:

Edward Nigma is a criminal mastermind who delights in rivaling Batman intellectually and has a strange compulsion to challenge Batman by leaving clues to his crimes in the form of riddles and puzzles. Despite his obsession, the Riddler is an extremely intelligent foe and has proven himself a capable arch-enemy of Batman, once even manipulating his entire rogues gallery in a mass conspiracy.


Harvey Dent, formerly Gotham City's District Attorney and one of the Batman's closest friends and allies, who had half of his face horribly scarred in an acid attack that left him insane. He's completely obsessed with the number "2," duality, and fate. As such, all of the crimes that he commits revolve around the number "2." He carries a double-headed coin around with him that has one of the heads scarred, and he flips the coin before he makes any decisions involving a question of law and illegal activities; even when it would senselessly inconvenience him, sometimes surrendering when he otherwise could have escaped. Batman considers Harvey Dent's descent into madness to be one of his own greatest failures.

The Penguin: 

Oswald Chesterfield Cobblepot is a short, round man with a long pointed nose, who fancies himself a gentleman of crime. He is also an enemy to Batman's civilian identity, since he blames the Waynes for the fall of his family. He usually wears a tuxedo, top hat, and monocle, and carries any variety of umbrellas which have various hidden functions such as vehicles or weapons. He sometimes gives Batman information in exchange for shorter sentences and to eliminate rivals.


Selina Kyle is one of Batman's most famous villains and love interests. She started as a criminal who wore a cat-themed costume and often operated as an expert burglar, but developed a love/hate relationship with Batman. For years, she skirted on the line between villain and antiheroine. However, over time she became more heroic and adopted the role of the guardian of Gotham City's crime-infested East End, though she still comes into conflict with Batman on occasion. Most recently, Batman and Catwoman became engaged, but the wedding is called off.


An escaped prisoner from Santa Prisca, an island prison in South America, Bane has abnormal strength as a result of having had experiments with a derivative of the drug Venom performed on him. He is also one of Batman's most strategically gifted foes. He became known as "The Man Who Broke the Bat" when he broke Batman's spinal cord, forcing Bruce Wayne to give up the Batman persona while he recuperated.


Bruce Wayne's childhood friend Tommy Elliot blamed Thomas Wayne for saving the life of his mother, who he hated and had tried to murder. Years later he resurfaced taking up the guise of "Hush," and coordinated a massive physical and psychological attack from many different fronts using the other members of Batman's rogues gallery as accomplices or pawns.

Killer Croc

Waylon Jones is a former crocodile wrestler turned criminal who was deformed by mutation into a humongous humanoid lizard. He has low intelligence but great strength, as well as crocodilian abilities, such as a keener sense of smell and the ability to hold his breath underwater for long periods of time. He is also a known cannibal.


Bruce's elder brother from an alternate earth. He murdered that world's Bruce Wayne and their parents and used his inheritance to become a super villain.

Poison Ivy: 

Pamela Lillian Isley, a former student of advanced botanical biochemistry, employs plants of all varieties and their derivatives in her crimes, which are usually of an eco-terroristic variety. She possesses both the ability to control/manipulate all plant life and an immunity to all known poisons and toxins. She is often described as fanatical about defending plants from humans, even being willing to murder for her beliefs. She also has a love/hate relationship with Batman. In some instances she claims to love him, in other encounters she functions as an ally, and at other times she is more than willing to kill him.


Professor Jonathan Crane, an insane scientist and psychiatrist, specializes in the nature of fear. Dressed symbolically as a scarecrow, he employs special weapons, equipment and techniques designed to use fear to his advantage in his crimes. His most iconic item is his signature Fear Gas, which he uses to induce hallucinations in anyone exposed to it of what they fear most. His fear toxin has allowed him to be one of the closest to break Batman psychologically.

Professor Hugo Strange

First gaining fame as a psychiatrist who declared that he'd fully analyzed the Dark Knight from afar, Professor Hugo Strange lent credence to his own claims by deducing Batman's true identity as Bruce Wayne. However, his interest in the Batman turned into a deranged obsession, and he's used his medical expertise to hatch a series of bizarre plots based around genetics and mind control in order to defeat the Batman and possibly take his place. Strange's fragile mental state has left him with intermittent knowledge of Batman's true identity, a fact that hangs over Bruce Wayne's head - for if Strange ever snaps completely, Batman's greatest secret might be revealed. He is notable as Batman's first recurring major enemy.

The Black Mask:

Roman Sionis: 

Following the suspicious death of his multi-millionaire parents in a fire, Roman Sionis inherited their fortune and then went on to bankrupt their company. Saved by a buyout by Bruce Wayne, Sionis came to resent and hate Wayne. Fixated on the concept of masks, Sionis carved one from his father's black coffin and sought revenge; his ensuing battle with the Dark Knight caused his mask to be burnt into his skin, remaking him as the Black Mask. Sionis is a feared gang leader and one of the most powerful mob bosses in Gotham, with a burning hatred for the Batman.

Jeremiah Arkham:

Doctor Jeremiah Arkham was the somewhat sadistic administrator of Arkham Asylum who naively believed that the criminals he housed could one day be rehabilitated. After the death of Roman Sionis, he took up the mask of Black Mask. The new Black Mask quickly made a name for himself by blowing up Arkham Asylum and forcing Killer Croc, Poison Ivy, Firefly and others to work for him. Black Mask's identity was revealed to be Dr. Jeremiah Arkham after Batman captured him. He became an inmate in Arkham Asylum.

The Mad Hatter:

Jervis Tetch, formerly a research scientist, is completely smitten with the works of Lewis Carroll. As his criminal name indicates, he takes the appearance of the Mad Hatter from Alice's Adventures in Wonderland. He is an insane neuroscientist and developed hardware that can control the brain and induce hypnotic states, and often uses hats or other headgear for mind control.

Mister Freeze: 

Dr. Victor Fries was formerly a scientist and is an expert on cryonics. After his wife Nora Friesbecame ill, he tried to cryopreserve her until a cure was found for her disease. During the process, an accident caused his body to function only below freezing point, requiring him to wear a special self-contained refrigeration suit. He acts as an occasional ally to Batman, if he believes it will help save Nora. He uses similar ice technology for weapons.


DC Gallery The Joker by Rick Baker Standard Edition 1:1 Scale Bust

The stuff of nightmares! Seven-time Academy Award winning makeup artist Rick Baker brings his unbelievably creepy horror movie talent to DC's most iconic villain, The Joker! This life-sized, 1:1 scale bust of the Clown Prince of Gotham features the most demonic image that the dark mind of Rick Baker can conjure to induce your deepest nightmares! DC Gallery brings to life one-of-a-kind items from the world of DC in stunning detail and with unparalleled quality. The DC Gallery The Joker by Rick Baker 1:1 Bust measures about 22 1/2-inches tall. Limited edition of only 200 pieces!

DC Comics The Penguin 1:10 Scale Deluxe Art Statue

Iron Studios is proud to present their very own version of DC Comics' The Penguin! Based on the concept art of Ivan Reis from DC Comics and Chiaroscuro Studios, this DC Comics The Penguin 1:10 Scale Deluxe Art Statue is a must have for DC Comics and Batman fans. Sculpted from polystone and hand-painted, this limited edition statue measures 7 1/10-inches tall. Ages 14 and up.

DC Comics The Joker Clown Prince of Crime One:12 Collective Action Figure

This Joker figure is scary good! The Joker has a penchant for blending crime and chaos and is the Batman's most lethal foe. Not only is the Joker the Dark Knight's greatest villain, he is widely considered one of the greatest villains of all time.

From Mezco comes the DC Comics The Joker Clown Prince of Crime One:12 Collective Action Figure! Presented in a short-sleeve button down shirt, tailored vest, and pinstripe pants, Mr. J comes equipped with the most diabolical of accessories, including a teddy bear strapped with dynamite and flaunts two head portraits capturing his maniacal visage.

The DC Comics The Joker Clown Prince of Crime One:12 Collective Action Figure costume includes a short sleeve button-down shirt, tailored vest, duty belt with knife sheaths, pinstripe pants, and work boots.

The DC Comics The Joker Clown Prince of Crime One:12 Collective Action Figure features:
2x head portraits
1x pair of fists (L&R)
1x pair of knife holding hands (L&R)
1x pair of posing/cane holding hands (L&R)
1x weapon holding hand (R)
1x time bomb teddy bear
1x skull-handled cane
2x knives (fits into sheaths on belt)

Batman: The Dark Knight Joker SH Figuarts Action Figure

  • "Why so serious?"
  • A truly frightening collectible action figure!
  • The Joker from The Dark Knight in all his malevolent glory.
  • Accurately detailed, highly realistic, and very poseable.
  • Includes optional faces and hands, a knife, a machinegun, a rocket launcher, and more.

This truly frightening collectible action figure presents the Joker in all his malevolent glory, as seen in The Dark Knight. Accurately detailed, highly realistic, and very poseable, the Batman: The Dark Knight Joker SH Figuarts Action Figure stands about 6 1/10-inches tall and boasts 2 optional faces, 5 optional pairs of hands, a knife, a machinegun, a rocket launcher, and a card accessory. You might want to lock him up at night… just in case. Ages 15 and up.

DC Movie Gallery The Dark Knight Rises Bane Statue

Speak of the devil, and he shall appear! The conqueror of Gotham City stands triumphant in this PVC statue based on the Dark Knight Rises! Depicting Bane standing on the roof of his camouflage tumbler vehicle, this sculpture by RoccoTartamella was based on a design by Shawn Knapp. The DC Movie Gallery The Dark Knight Rises Bane Statue stands approximately 11-inches tall, is made of high-grade plastic, features detailed paint applications, and comes packaged in a full-color window box.

DC Designer Series Joker by Brian Bolland Mini Statue

Straight from the Eisner Award-winning graphic novel Batman: The Killing Joke, acclaimed artist Brian Bolland's rendition of The Joker gets the DC Designer Series treatment, at a re-sized 7-inch scale statue! The DC Designer Series Joker by Brian Bolland Mini Statue is a limited edition of 5,000 pieces, standing at 7-inches tall.

The DC Designer Series statues are based on art from the comics industry's top creators and re-create their vision in vivid 3-D detail. Ages 14 and up.

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