Batman is one of the greatest superheroes that has ever been penned, and the stories that he has taken part in have completely redefined comics. His success in the comics eventually led him to finding success on television and on the big screen, and he has long been one of the most bankable superheroes around. His iconic backstory, as well as his iconic suits, is a huge reason why people have come to love the character so much over the years.
A hero is only as great as the villains that he takes on, and Batman is considered by many to have the best rogues gallery in all of comics. He has a tremendous amount of iconic villains that are stars in their own right, and watching Batman take down these characters nearly guarantees an amazing experience for the fans. We have rounded up some of Batman's most recognizable villains, including some recent creations by Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo.
So, do you have the detective skills needed to identify all of these members of Batman's rogues gallery? Do you honestly believe that you can ace this quiz today? Well then, get started and see if your detective skills are up to snuff!
1Can You Name This Villain?
Ladies and gentlemen, allow us to get our quiz started today with perhaps the greatest villain in the history of comic books. Not only has his character long been a thorn in the side of Batman over the years, but the character has undergone a number of changes that have aided him in becoming one of the most complex characters in print. You are not going to find a villain as iconic as this one here, and he has pushed Batman to his limit multiple times
2Can You Name This Villain?
There was once a time when we all believed in Harvey Dent, but the demons that were within him were simply waiting for a catalyst to break them free and overtake him. This villain is one of the most popular that can be found in Batman's rogues gallery, and he has taken part in some of the most famous Batman stories to date. The origin story that was told of this character in Batman: The Animated Series remain some of the best episodes to air on television.
3Can You Name This Villain?
This villain is one of the most financially successful and intelligent villains that Batman has duked it out with over the years, and his status of on Batman's most popular villains is never in question with fans. This is a character that we have seen in print, on television and on the big screen. If you are ever looking to tell a solid Batman story with a compelling villain, this guy should be one of the first that crosses your mind.
4Can You Name This Villain?
This character has toed the line between good and bad for a long time, but her origin from Batman: The Animated Series shows her working hand-in-hand with Batman's greatest adversary. She has gone on to become one of the most popular characters in the world of comics thanks to Margot Robbie breathing life into this character in the film Suicide Squad, and she has been the anchor of her own series for DC Comics. No one could have predicted that she would become such a force.
5Can You Name This Villain?
It is an absolute shame that the version we got of this character on the big screen is one of the biggest jokes in recent history, because fans of Batman know that this character can serve as one of his most menacing villains when she is done correctly. The abilities that she has makes her an opponent that can never be overlooked, and the fact that she is extremely intelligent means that she's able to outsmart most of the people that get in her way.
6Can You Name This Villain?
This character made his debut all the way back in 1960, and we have seen a number of successful iterations of this character over the years. He has shown himself to have a pretty high level of intelligence, and he has committed some of the most heinous crimes to hit Gotham. He may not hold as much prestige some of the other villains that you are going to find on this quiz, but he has done enough to make himself worthy of inclusion.
7Can You Name This Villain?
If you are a fan of Batman comics, then we can guarantee that you have read this story on multiple occasions. Many people will cite this as one of the most iconic Batman stories in recent memory, and this ominous villain is a huge reason why it became so iconic. Jeph Loeb and Jim Lee truly knocked the ball out of the park when they created this character, and seeing him up on the big screen would be a dream come true.
8Can You Name This Villain?
Not unlike another villain that appeared earlier on this quiz, the live-action adaptation that we were exposed to of this character in the 1990s was one that left many people shaking their head. This character's tragic story was reshaped on Batman: The Animated Series, and it has since become the definitive story of this character's life. He possesses a brilliant mind and some tremendous abilities that always give Batman a world of problems, and he deserves a second shot at big screen immortality.
9Can You Name This Villain?
Batman villains have come in all shapes and sizes over the years, and what this character was able to accomplish during his time in the comics is something that has helped make him one of the most recognizable villains ever dreamed of. He comes from one of the most notorious crime families to ever pollute Gotham, and he made his debut in the iconic story Batman: The Long Halloween. Tim Sale’s artwork is a huge reason why this character became so iconic.
10Can You Name This Villain?
Despite an earlier depiction that nearly destroyed this character for good, this villain has since gone on to become one of the most popular around thanks to the film The Dark Knight Rises. The story of this character’s early life is one of the most tragic that you will ever read, and the tremendous dedication that this character has utilized to become a fearsome fighter as well as an intelligent mind is something that makes him all the more menacing.
11Can You Name This Villain?
This character was an excellent choice to be the primary antagonist in the film Batman Begins, and he is one that has seen a tremendous amount of popularity during his time in the comics. His utilization of the Lazarus Pit means that he is able to tap into the Fountain of Youth and have an extremely long existence. He is known for being the leader of the League of Assassins and for being one of the most gifted fighters in the world.
12Can You Name This Villain?
This is another example of a character that has done heroic and villainous deeds throughout her career, and she has one of the most complex relationships with Batman that we have ever seen. She seems to be one of the few individuals in the world that is able to get through to him and connect with him on a personal level, but things always end up getting complicated between the two thanks largely to her innate desire to do bad.
13Can You Name This Villain?
While we have seen a number of characters in comics that have shown proficiency with archery, this character has decided to apply his tremendous accuracy to shooting bullets instead of arrows. He has been an antagonist to Batman and other members of the Bat Family, and he is one that has been able to hold his own with some of the most gifted fighters in the world. This character made his debut all the way back in June of 1950.
14Can You Name This Villain?
When it comes to Batman villains that possess tremendous powers, there are few in his rogues gallery that can hold a candle to this character here. He has been the assumed alias of a number of different men over the years, and his knack for shape shifting and duplication is a huge reason why he has resonated so well with fans. Bringing this character to the big screen in a live-action Batman film is something that would be remarkable to see thanks to the incredible CGI that filmmakers can now use.
15Can You Name This Villain?
Some of the characters that you will see Batman and other DC heroes take on are truly terrifying to look at, and there are few villains around that are as menacing in appearance as this character here. He made his debut in DC Comics all the way back in the 1980s, and we have seen his character go on to appear in some of the most prominent Batman projects over the years. His recent appearance in the film Suicide Squad is a huge reason why interest in this character is perhaps at its peak.
16Can You Name This Villain?
The fact that this character is intelligent enough to be a doctor just lets you know that he is capable of outsmarting and outmaneuvering some of the more gifted minds in Gotham. His utilization of a special fear-inducing chemical is something that has taken even the strongest characters in print and have rocked them to their very core. This character made his debut back in 1941, and he would subsequently appear in the first two films in the Dark Knight trilogy.
17Can You Name This Villain?
Comics can sometimes be a family affair, and we have seen a number of children from villains go on to become antagonists as well, and this lady here happens to have one of the most famous fathers in Batman's rogues gallery. She is an incredibly gifted mind and skilled fighter like her father, and she is an example of a character that has had a complex relationship with Bruce Wayne as well. In fact, the two would end up having a child together, and this kid is one of the most fearsome fighters in the world.
18Can You Name This Villain?
After making his debut in 1940, this character has popped up and made a huge impression on fans multiple times throughout the years. One of the most incredible aspects about this guy and his genius intellect is the fact that he is one of the few people in the world that was able to learn about Batman's true identity. This knowledge is partly why this character was long considered to be one of the most dangerous in all of Gotham, and his intelligence has made him respected by all.
19Can You Name This Villain?
Interest in this character is sky high right now thanks to his brief cameo at the end of the film Justice League. He's a character that has been incredibly popular for a long time, and he has one that has served as one of the most talented villains in all of comics. He has also lent a helping hand to our heroes as well. This character has the ability to use 90% of his brain; meaning of the level of intellect that he possesses is unlike most any other character.
20Can You Name This Villain?
This particular DC villain is one that has a back-story that has changed at times over the years, though you usually see him represented as someone that was murdered and subsequently reanimated. He is nearly invulnerable to any attack that comes his way, and he possesses incredible strength and stamina. Batman may be gifted when it comes to throwing hands with people, but the fact that this character is practically invulnerable always makes for a great fight when they slug it out.
21Can You Name This Villain?
Since debuting in 1948, this Batman villain has gone on to make a number of notable appearances over the years. We have seen him spend a decent amount of time in print as well as on the show Batman: The Animated Series. Many people would consider this villain to be one of the most underrated that Batman has taken on over the years, and those who have spent enough time reading about his exploits will tell you that he is capable of doing some truly despicable things.
22Can You Name This Villain?
It is not uncommon in comics to see a villain that serves as the direct opposite of the hero that is there to save the day, and even Batman has had to deal with a character of this nature. This villain made their debut in the issue 400 of Detective Comics, and the powers that this person has make him one that is incredibly difficult for even the most powerful heroes to deal with. He has made a recent appearance in the comic series Doomsday Clock.
23Can You Name This Villain?
Even if you don't fancy yourself the biggest fan of Batman, we can guarantee that you will be successful in identifying this iconic villain. After making a successful debut all the way back in 1948, this villain has appeared in some of the greatest Batman stories that have ever been told. Jim Carrey brought him to life on the big screen in the 1990s, and he has since gone on to appear in a number of other notable projects.
24Can You Name This Villain?
You are occasionally going to a find a character that has a complex relationship with a superhero, and there are few characters in Batman's rogues gallery that can lay claim to this quite like this man here. He may function as an enemy of Batman and the people trying to keep peace in Gotham, but he happens to be an old friend of the Wayne family, meaning that the relationship that Batman has with this character is one that is remarkably different.
25Can You Name This Villain?
This character has played perhaps the biggest part in the history of DC Comics, though he rarely gets the recognition that he deserves, and this is because writers prefer to focus on other villains that are far more popular. This is the man that is responsible for gunning down Thomas and Martha Wayne. It was the death of these two characters that catalyzed a young Bruce Wayne into eventually becoming the superhero that we have all come to know and love.
26Can You Name This Villain?
Crime bosses can be some of the most ruthless people that you are going to see in popular stories, and there are very few that are as nasty as this man here. His debut in the comics came back in 1985, and he has gone on to appear in popular stories as well as popular video games throughout the years. He's a criminal mastermind that is able to use a piece of technology that allows him to control the minds of others.
27Can You Name This Villain?
This is a villain that has seen several different people assume the moniker over the years, and each of them has been a tremendous thorn in Batman’s side whenever they make an appearance in a story. When you are first introduced to this character, it is usually difficult to get a grasp of exactly what is going on, but the reality of the situation is one that paints a really grim and sad picture of the man in question. This character made his debut in the comics back in 1988.
28Can You Name This Villain?
One of the coolest things about this character here is that he has been a villain and a hero during his time in the comics. There have been several extremely popular characters that have taken up this moniker over the years, and we have reached the point where this character has been able to stand on his own away from the identity that he once assumed before making the transformation. The two versions of this character made their debuts in 1951 and 2005, respectively.
29Can You Name This Villain?
This sadistic villain made their debut in 1992, meaning that he is one of the newest characters that you are going to find on our quiz today. He is a character that has affiliated himself with the Secret Society of Super Villains, and he is one that has one of the most disturbing rituals that has ever been seen in comic books. His outward appearance makes him come across as one of the scariest villains that Batman has ever had to deal with.
30Can You Name This Villain?
From the outside looking in, it wouldn't seem as though Batman would have any shred of difficulty when dealing with this character. Neither his outfit nor his name are things that would cause our beloved Batman to start shaking his boots, but underestimating this character would prove to be a fatal mistake for anyone. The suit that he wears gives him a number of capabilities that aid him in taking part in criminal activity, and he can be sneakily devastating to his foes.
31Can You Name This Villain?
This character has spent his entire life becoming one of the most lethal assassins in the world, and he is directly responsible for protecting one of the darkest criminal groups in Gotham. He made his debut back in 2001 during one of the greatest Batman stories that has ever been told, and he has resurfaced in a number of other notable projects over the last 7 years. Even Batman himself has had a rough go of things when taking on this character.
32Can You Name This Villain?
Anyone out there that followed the incredible Dark Nights: Metal story from Scott Snyder will immediately recognize this villain here. His backstory is one of the darkest that has ever been told in a Batman comic, and he quickly became one of the most menacing characters in one of the craziest stories that DC Comics has ever done. The popularity of this character practically guarantees that he will continue to be a presence in DC Comics for the foreseeable future.
33Can You Name This Villain?
Since all of these versions of Batman have come to life in Dark Nights: Metal, we saw it fitting to include each of them on our quiz today. The interesting thing about these characters is they essentially function as a fusion between Batman and another member of the Justice League, and this terrifying character is what would happen should Batman and Wonder Woman ever combine forces. The thought of something like this happening is one that will force any hero to rethink their life decisions.
34Can You Name This Villain?
Not only is this evil villain considered to be an amalgamation of Bruce Wayne and Aquaman, but it is also a female version of Bruce Wayne as well. Among the rest of the Dark Knights that made their debut in the Dark Nights: Metal series, this is the only one that is a female. Her backstory is one of the craziest things that we have ever seen in print, and she showed herself to be a tremendously powerful character that was capable of causing a wave of destruction.
35Can You Name This Villain?
Batman is already strong enough and talented in his own, and seeing this Dark Knight, which was essentially an amalgamation of Batman and Flash, was something that made for one of the coolest comic books released in recent memory. Among the rest of the Dark Knights that made their debut recently, this particular one is considered by many to be the coolest and most popular. This character ends up playing a sizeable role in the story, and their book contained some beautiful panels.
36Can You Name This Villain?
If you ever thought that combining Batman and Cyborg into one character would be a great idea, then you clearly didn't pay attention to what happened during Dark Nights: Metal. The combination of these two characters is what eventually gave way to this evil villain rising up and causing a whole heap of trouble. Among the rest of the characters that debuted, this character may have been the strongest and the one that was capable of delivering the most devastating damage to any city he was in.
37Can You Name This Villain?
Batman and Green Lantern are two of the most useful and powerful members of the Justice League, and a combination of the two characters is something that comic book fans have long dreamed of seeing. This particular villain came complete with one of the most captivating stories that we got to witness during the Dark Nights: Metal series, and the powers that this character possessed aided them in causing a massive amount of destruction to anyone that got in their path.
38Can You Name This Villain?
Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo did such an exceptional job during the Dark Nights: Metal series, and the final Dark Knight from their run rounds out this section of our quiz today. This is easily one of the craziest creatures that we have seen make an appearance in recent DC Comics, and it is one that is capable of laying waste to just about any person that gets in their path. No one ever dreamed that they would get the chance to see the Doomsday Virus go haywire quite like this, and the insane story that birthed this character was one that fans didn’t want to miss out on.
39Can You Name This Villain?
Every once in a while, it is a good idea to keep a villain’s name simple and to the point. This villain made their debut back in 1989, and they have had a number of highs and lows during their time in the comics. This is one particular villain that you don't see pop up too often, but when they do make an appearance, they make it count. This character has resurfaced in the current DC Rebirth line of comics, and it is possible that they could have a major story down the line.
40Can You Name This Villain?
It's hard to believe that this character made their debut all the way back in 1966, especially when you take into account that this character doesn't make too many memorable appearances. They did resurface in DC Rebirth when they appeared as a member of the Joker's team in the hit story The War of Jokes and Riddles. There is nothing that is overly powerful about this particular villain, and he is one that is not completely crazy like some of Batman’s other villains.
41Can You Name This Villain?
Jim Starlin has been responsible for creating some of the most memorable characters for Marvel Comics, and it should come as no surprise that he has been able to put together a solid career for himself at DC as well. Starlin was one of the men responsible for bringing this character to life in 1988, and the character has gone on to have a mixed bag of success during his time in the comics. He has gone on to make an appearance in the DC Rebirth line of comics.
42Can You Name This Villain?
Most people really didn't care a whole heck of a lot for this villain here, but Tom King was able to do an exceptional job in giving him a tragic backstory during The War of Jokes and Riddles. This villain made his debut all the way back in 1960, and he was one that was largely laughed at by other villains and fans alike. It wasn't until his recent retelling in The War of Jokes and Riddles that people actually began to pay attention to this character.
43Can You Name This Villain?
This immensely popular villain made their debut in 1993 after they appeared in what many consider to be one of the best Batman movies that has ever been made. This character's appearance in the film has subsequently led them to having a cherished place in Batman's rogues gallery, and the abilities that this villain possesses make them a formidable foe for someone even as powerful as Batman. This is one particular villain that definitely deserves their own line of products.
44Can You Name This Villain?
It's incredibly hard to believe that this character would grow up to become a villain, especially when you take into account who their father is. Nevertheless, this psychopathic murderer is one that has been in the comics since he was just a young boy, and watching him grow up to become one of the most evil men in Gotham is something that no one saw coming. He doesn't have any special abilities to speak of, but he is incredibly dangerous.
45Can You Name This Villain?
This character has been a villain to Batman in both DC and American Comics, and it is a character that many people have cited as a personal favorite. This character has placed a particular emphasis on the use of pyrotechnics and explosives in their arsenal, and their mastery of a number of other weapons has aided them in becoming a formidable foe to Batman. This villain aligned himself with the Riddler in the comic story The War of Jokes and Riddles.
46Can You Name This Villain?
One of the coolest things about Batman is that he has groups of people that often team up to take him down, and this sinister outfit is one that has kept a stranglehold on Gotham for far longer than most people realize. This group has long lurked in the shadows and kept a watchful eye over things, and they also employ one of the most dangerous assassins known to man. The group made their debut back in 2011 and they were created by the legendary team of Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo.
47Can You Name This Villain?
Speaking of old villains, this particular character may be considered new to fans of the comics, but we learned that this character has been around since nearly the beginning of the universe. This character had to wait and unfathomable amount of time before he was able to unleash fury upon our world, and he was nearly successful in taking over and unleashing the Dark Multiverse upon us for good. It will be interesting to see if this character resurfaces in the future.
48Can You Name This Villain?
This character may have one of the sillier names that we have seen from people in Batman's rogues gallery, but that doesn't mean that they are any less dangerous than the rest. Not only has this character served as a formidable foe to Batman, but they have also spent time in their life as a nemesis to Nightwing as well. It is incredible to think that there have been characters like this that have been willing to duke it out with Batman and the other members of the Bat Family.
49Can You Name This Villain?
This villainous character is one that has been responsible for assembling one of the creepiest teams in the history of DC Comics, and they have always been willing to commit despicable acts that leave Gotham cowering in fear. This character is gifted in science and chemistry, and their level of intelligence is one that many people may underestimate. This is one particular character that you do not want to be involved with, especially when they decide to include the rest of their squad.
50Can You Name This Villain?
Finishing up our quiz today is one of the greatest superheroes that has ever been made. Many people may not know this, but Batman has been at odds with this character multiple times throughout the years, and there has even been a story wherein this legendary hero was the antagonist. Seeing these two use everything in their arsenal to take each other out made for some of the best reading material in recent memory, and it made this character one that we simply could not omit from this list.