The Greatest Batman Villains of All Time

They say a hero is only as good as their villains. If that’s the case, then it’s for that very reason that Batman remains as well-known and popular a superhero as he is today. 

Let's take a look at some of Batman’s most famous villains, looking at their often tragic origins, primary motivations, relationship to the Dark Knight, and the most notorious crimes.

The Greatest Batman Villains of All Time

The Penguin

Styling himself “the Gentleman of crime” in Gotham, he’s every bit as dangerous as the city’s worst villains like the Joker or Two-Face, yet remains unique for his fanciful appearance, speech, and personality.  


Scarecrow may very well be among the more unstable of Batman’s villains, with his criminal actions not motivated out of attempts to secure wealth, but based on his desire to cause chaos and study the effects his toxin has on people. 

Mr. Freeze

After a laboratory mishap causes Freeze’s body temperature to drop to subzero conditions, he begins wearing a cryogenic suit to maintain a stable temperature to continue searching for a cure. 

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