Since the Batman movie started, the success of every movie depends on the villain in the movie. The harder and elusive the villain is the more heroic Batman appears to be. There are many villains in the Batman movies and also in the comics.
List of Batman Villains in Comics and Movies
The Villains in Batman comics and movies include the following; Two face, Scarecrow, Hush, Joker, The Ventriloquist, Bane, Mr.Freeze, James Gordon Jr, Jeremiah Arkham, Harley Quinn, Dead Shot, Killer Croc, The Riddler, Jason Tod, Mad Hatter, Ras Al Gul, Penguin, Carmine Falcone, Hugo Strange and Black Mask.
Other include Doctor Hurt, Cat Woman, Clay Face, Firefly, Man Bat, Poison Ivy, Anarky, Barbatos, Catman, Calendar man, Kite Man, Phantasm, The Dealer, Tally Man, Joe Chill, Doctor Aesop, King Kraken, Captain Stingaree, professor pyg, black spider, seven men of death, lock up and doctor death amongst hundreds of other villains.
Some of the Best Batman Villains of all Time
Of all the hundreds of villains that have been in Batman movies, some are considered to have been the best. Here is a list of some of the best villains of all time.
Hush – this villain was once nameless and faceless. Quite sneaky. He is known as Hush for that reason. Shhh. Keep quiet, is all he wants you to do.
Poison Ivy – besides being one of the best villains in Batman movies she was also one of the most iconic female characters in comic books. She was in the first movie in 1966 and has some good points to her too besides just being villain.
Penguin – best known for the performance as Oswalt Cobblepot in Gotham, the villain penguin also takes other forms on other movies since the 1960s. In Gotham penguin is known to do bad things because he stands to gain from them. He is a real villain with weird behaviors and successes as well.
Hugo Strange – he is the villain known for figuring out Batman’s secret identity. He is a weird scientist and insane psychiatrist. He was also able to hypnotize Bruce Wayne to make him forget he was Batman. This has helped in creating another plot for the movie bringing in new characters.
Riddler – the Riddler adds a lot of fun to the movie. He is a psychotic killer and a creative but very twisted murderer. He is played by Edward Nigma in Gotham so well.
The Riddler is known that way because he uses riddles to showcase himself as being superior intellectually than Batman is. His riddles need to be cracked or something worse is bound to happen.
Two Face – this character is played by Harvey Dent a former lawyer that was concerned with keeping those who wanted to cause harm to Gotham residents out of the streets.
He was harmed physically when acid was thrown on him leaving him with a half healthy and half destroyed face. He was also scarred mentally in the process making him a person that struggles between good and bad.
There are many other superb villains in the Batman movies that could have made this list including cat woman, Ras Al Ghul, Joker and others.