File:BATMANROUGUESUNDERGROUND.png|thumb|200px|A gathering of Batman's primary enemies from Gotham Underground #2 (January 2008). Art by Jim Calafiore|]].|]] This is a list of fictional characters from DC Comics|]] who are enemies of Batman|]] and members of the Bat family. The term "rogues gallery" is often used to describe this list of enemies. Batman has been considered by many in the comic book industry and fanbase to have the most unique and recognizable rogues gallery in all of comics, with many writers of other superheroes attempting to replicate some of the traits that these characters possess in their own villains. The majority of Batman's foes do not possess super powers, being organized crime bosses or insane costumed criminals.

Super-villains and themed criminals

Classic Rogues Gallery

In alphabetical order (with issue and date of debut appearance).

Villain First appearance Description
]] ]] #608 (November 1989) Robin|]] at odds.
Bane|]] Batman: Vengeance of Bane #1 (January 1993) Venom|]]. His power and intellect make him one of Batman's most feared adversaries, and he once succeeded in breaking Batman's back. He was portrayed by Robert Swenson|]] in Batman & Robin (film)|Batman & Robin|]], and by Tom Hardy (actor)|Tom Hardy|]] in The Dark Knight Rises|]].
Black Mask|]] Batman|]] #386 (August 1985) ]] and Batman, wore a black mask (hence his alias), and led a vast organization of henchmen dubbed "the False Face Society" until Catwoman|]] killed him. During Batman: Battle for the Cowl|]], Dr. Jeremiah Arkham|]] (the former owner of Arkham Asylum|]]) was driven insane and subsequently became the second Black Mask.
Blockbuster (DC Comics)|Blockbuster|]] ]] #345 (November 1965) Mark Desmond is a former chemist who experiments on himself and subsequently becomes a mindless brute who possesses super-strength. He is eventually killed by one of Darkseid|]]'s henchmen after joining the Suicide Squad (he has since been revived in DC Comics' "The New 52|New 52|]]" reboot). Later, Roland Desmond (the original Blockbuster's older brother) is mutated into the second Blockbuster when he is treated with experimental steroids. He becomes a crime boss in Bludhaven|]], home of Nightwing|]].
Starman|]] #9 (April 1989)
]] ]] #259 (September 1958) ]], where he is portrayed as a Hannibal Lecter|]]-like figure, offering insight in Batman's search for Holiday (comics)|Holiday|]], a vigilante who uses holidays as his modus operandi|]]. Calendar Man knows that Alberto Falcone|]] is the Holiday (comics)|Holiday Killer|]] and keeps this information to himself, taunting Batman with cryptic clues instead.
Catman|]] ]] #311 (January 1963) ]]n cloth he believes gives him a "cat's nine lives." In a 1993 Legends of the Dark Knight|]] story arc, he is reinterpreted as a Serial killer who preys on young women.
]] Batman|]] #1 (Spring 1940) ]] in later publications, even joining the Justice League#Justice League of America (vol. 3)|Justice League of America|]] after the New 52 Universe was established. She also has an on again, off again relationship with Batman. She is portrayed by Julie Newmar|]], Lee Meriwether|]] and Eartha Kitt|]] in the 1960s Batman television show, and by Michelle Pfeiffer|]] and Anne Hathaway|]] in Batman Returns|]] and The Dark Knight Rises|]], respectively.
Clayface|]] ]] #40 (June 1940) Actor Basil Karlo went mad when he learned that there would be a remake of one of his films with another actor in the lead role. Adopting the alias of the film's villain, "Clayface," his role, he attacked several of the remake's cast and crew at the points in filming when they were supposed to die before being stopped by Batman and Robin. Later he gained shapeshifting powers and became the Ultimate Clayface.
]] #298 (December 1961) Treasure-hunter Matt Hagen is transformed into the monstrous Clayface II by a pool of radioactive protoplasm. He now possesses super-strength and can change his claylike body into any form.
]] #478 (July 1978) Preston Payne|]] suffered from hyperpituitarism|]], so he worked at S.T.A.R. Labs|]] to search for a cure. He obtained a sample of Matt Hagen's blood, isolating an enzyme|]] which he introduced into his own bloodstream. However, his flesh began to melt, so he built an anti-melting Exoskeleton to not only preserve himself, but to also prevent him from touching anyone, as he also gained the ability to melt people with a touch (although he soon learned that he needed to spread his melting contagion onto others to survive). He later met and fell in love with Sondra Fuller, and the two had a son named Cassius "Clay" Payne (who later became the fifth Clayface).
Outsiders|]] (vol. 1) #21 (July 1987) Sondra Fuller|]]) has superpowers similar to that of the second Clayface. She meets and falls in love with the third Clayface, and gives birth to Cassius "Clay" Payne (who later becomes the fifth Clayface).
]] ]] #351 (May 1966) ]] host until he turned to a life of crime. He is also the father of Stephanie Brown (comics)|Stephanie Brown|]], also known as the Spoiler.
]] Batman|]] #59 (June/July 1950) ]] assassin. He is considered to be the second greatest assassin in the DC Universe|]], the first being Deathstroke|]].
Firebug (comics)|Firebug|]] Batman|]] #318 (December 1979) An African American former soldier and demolitions expert, Joseph Rigger returned to find his family dead due to substandard housing in three separate buildings. As the Firebug, Rigger seeks revenge on the buildings themselves, destroying them regardless of how many innocents died. He later turns to more straightforward crime. His weapons of choice are explosive bombs.
]] #3 (March 2003) A new Firebug debuts in Gotham Central #3. At first, his identity is a mystery, and he is wanted in the murder of a teenage girl who was killed after a baby-sitting job. Eventually, the Gotham police deduce that the culprit is Harlan Combs, the father of the child she was sitting. Combs had purchased the Firebug costume and armor from Rigger. He is injured fleeing the police and quickly arrested.
Deadshot: Urban Renewal #1 (February 2005) ]], but is defeated by the team of Batman and Two-Face|Harvey Dent|]] prior to the "One Year Later|]]" storyline.
Firefly|]] ]] #184 (June 1952) ]]c, developing a fireproof suit with a flamethrower to further pursue his "hobby." He invents numerous weapons that involve light to commit crimes with.
]] ]] "Joker's Favor|]]" (September 11, 1992) Joker|]]'s psychiatrist at Arkham Asylum until she fell in love with him and subsequently reinvented herself as his madcap sidekick, Harley Quinn. She is often mistreated by the Joker, but she always takes him back. She calls him "Puddin'" and "Mr J." She first appeared in Batman: The Animated Series|]], voiced by Arleen Sorkin|]], before appearing in the comics and has gone on to become a solid fan favorite.
Professor Hugo Strange|]] ]] #36 (February 1940) Professor Hugo Strange is an insane psychologist who uses his mastery of chemistry to create a serum that turns his victims into mindless brutes who obey his every command. It has also been implied that the idea for the Scarecrow's "fear-gas" came from Professor Hugo Strange. He has succeeded in deducing Batman's identity.
Hush|]] Batman|]] #609 (November 2002) Hush (Dr. Thomas Elliot) is a brilliant surgeon who targets both Bruce Wayne, his childhood friend, and Batman.
The Joker|]] Batman|]] #1 (Spring 1940) fatal laughing-gas|]]. He is Batman's greatest enemy as well as the most famous and recurring. He is considered by many comic book fans as the greatest villain of all time. In his appearances in other media, he has been portrayed by such actors as Cesar Romero|]], Jack Nicholson|]], Mark Hamill|]] and Heath Ledger|]].
]] Batman|]] #417 (March 1988) ]], Batman caught his left wrist in a loop of the bat-rope, but KGBeast cut off his own hand with an axe in order to escape. He later returns with a cybernetic gun prosthetic attached to his wrist. He is among the villains who are executed by the second Tally Man|]] in Batman: Face the Face|]].
]] ]] #523 (February 1983) ]]-like form. He possesses super-strength and is immune to toxins.
]] Batman|]] #63 (February 1951) ]]. Later he made a deal with the demon Neron|]], and became a monstrous, insect-like creature.
Lock-Up|]] ]] "Lock-Up"
In comics:
Robin (comics)|Robin|]] (vol. 2) #24 (January 1996)
]] who is fired for abusing the inmates.
The Mad Hatter|]] Batman|]] #49 (October/November 1948) ]] to commit crimes. He uses his mind-control technology to bend people to his will, and is never seen without a large and fantastic hat. He desires Batman's cowl, even if it means killing him. More recent versions of the character are decidedly darker than the original; Gotham Central|]] characterizes him as a violent schizophrenia|schizophrenic|]], while Arkham Asylum: A Serious House on Serious Earth|]] characterizes him as a pedophile|]].
]] ]] #400 (June 1970) echolocation|]] (a sonar that bats use to guide them in the dark) to cure his growing deafness. Unfortunately, the serum had an unforeseen side-effect, transforming him into the monstrous Man-Bat.
]] ]] #483 (May 1979) ]] and at one point formed the New Olympians consisting of characters based on Greek mythology characters. He is murdered by one of his sons as a sacrifice to the god Ares|]], but he is alive in later comics.
]] Batman|]] #121 (February 1959)
as "Mr. Zero" (designation changed in the Batman (TV series)|1960s TV series|]])
terminally ill|]] wife, Nora Fries|Nora|]]; this characterization was also included in the film Batman & Robin (film)|Batman & Robin|]], in which he was played by Arnold Schwarzenegger|]].
Owlman|]] Justice League of America #29 (August 1964) Originally, Owlman is an unnamed super-intelligent supervillain who was created as an evil counterpart to Batman and is a member of the criminal organization known as the Crime Syndicate of America who originated and operated on the reverse Earth-Three. In the New 52 continuity he was a member of the Court Of Owls until he betrayed them. The new Owlman believes he is Bruce Wayne's previously unknown brother, raised in a children's hospital.
The Penguin|]] ]] #58 (December 1941) ]] in Batman Returns|]], in which he was reinterpreted as a former freak show performer with a homicidal grudge against Gotham City.
Poison Ivy|]] Batman|]] #181 (June 1966) ]], employs plants of all varieties and their derivatives in her crimes. She has the ability to control all plant life and can create new henchmen with her mutated seeds. She is immune to all plant-based poisons. In Batman & Robin, she was portrayed by Uma Thurman|]], while Diane Pershing|]] voiced the character in Batman: The Animated Series.
Prometheus|]] New Year's Evil:Prometheus Issue 1 (Oct 1986)Prometheus is the son of two hippie criminals who committed murder and theft. Prometheus traveled across the USA with them until they were cornered and shot by local law enforcement. His hair turns white because of this experience, and he makes a vow to “annihilate the forces of justice” in revenge for the death of his parents. He has incredible skill and intelligence on various heroes.
]] Batman|]] #232 (June 1971) Arabic|]]) is a centuries-old eco-terrorist|]] who desires to bring balance to the planet, even if it means killing millions of people. He knows Batman's secret identity. He utilizes special pits known as Lazarus Pit|]]s which grant him near-eternal life. He is the founder of the worldwide League of Assassins|]]. In Christopher Nolan's Dark Knight trilogy, he is portrayed by Liam Neeson|]]
The Reaper|]] ]] #575 (June 1987) ]] by night. After losing his wife to a robbery, he becomes the Reaper, prowling Gotham during the 1950s before returning in Batman: Year Two|]] to do battle with the Dark Knight. The Reaper has been essentially written out of the Batman mythos, seeing as the only storyline and one-shot follow up that he appeared in have been declared outside of the canon. However, other criminals called the Reaper have appeared. The original= appeared in Batman #237 (December 1971).
Red Hood|]]
Batman|]] #635 (December 2004) ]], the second Robin, was killed by the Joker, who beat him half to death and left him in an exploding warehouse. Jason Todd was resurrected years later as the second Red Hood (which was ironically the Joker's old alias). In this new persona, he "controls" crime by taking protection money from Gotham's crime lords and killing anyone who challenges his authority.
The Riddler|]] ]] #140 (October 1948) ]]s, puzzle|]]s, and word-games. He often carries a question-mark cane around with him. He recently learned Batman's identity, but kept it a secret to prevent Ra's al Ghul from learning he had used the Lazarus pits without permission. A subsequent head injury seemingly robbed him of this knowledge. He was portrayed by Frank Gorshin|]] in the Batman (TV series)|live action 1960s TV series|]], and by Jim Carrey|]] in Batman Forever|]].
]] Batman|]] #156 (June 1963) ]] (Batman's father). He leads the Black Glove and later the Club of Villains. It is later revealed he is an ancestor of Thomas Wayne also named Thomas Wayne who has become immortal due to an encounter with an alien weapon, the Hyper-Adapter.
The Scarecrow|]] ]] #3 (Fall 1941) ]]. Dressed symbolically as a scarecrow, he employs a fear toxin|]] that causes its victims to hallucinate about their greatest fears. Ironically, he has a fear of Bats. He was portrayed by Cillian Murphy|]] in Christopher Nolan's Dark Knight trilogy.
Solomon Grundy|]] ]] #61 (October 1944) ]] merchant who was murdered and thrown into Slaughter Swamp, where he was transformed into an undead, superstrong zombie-like creature. Solomon Grundy was initially an enemy of the Golden Age of Comic Books|Golden Age|]] Green Lantern|]], the large amount of wood in his body giving him protection against the Power ring (DC Comics)|power ring|]], and the Justice Society|]], but has both battled and aided various heroes during his multiple resurrections. He has battled Batman on a number of occasions, notably in The Long Halloween and Batman: Dark Victory|Dark Victory|]].
Tweedledum and Tweedledee|]] ]] #74 (April 1943) ]]s. Fat, lazy, and cowardly, the pair prefer to have henchmen do all their dirty work while they retire to a safe haven. The pair often wear costumes modeled on their namesakes from Lewis Carrol|]]'s Through the Looking-Glass|]]. They are sometimes depicted as being henchmen of the Joker.
]] ]] #66 (August 1942) split personality|]]. In the character's various appearance in other media, he has been portrayed by actors such as Billy Dee Williams|]], Tommy Lee Jones|]], Richard Moll|]] and Aaron Eckhart|]].
Ventriloquist (comics)|The Ventriloquist|]] ]] #583 (February 1988) ]] (Arnold Wesker) is a small, mild-mannered ventriloquist. Under his dummy Scarface's psychological influence, the Ventriloquist is a dangerous crime-boss. It has been implied that the Ventriloquist suffers from Multiple Personality Disorder|]]. He was amongst the villains who were executed by the second Tally Man|]] in Batman: Face the Face|]] but has been revived by DC Comics' New 52 reboot.
]] #827 (March 2007) The second Ventriloquist (Peyton Riley), called "Sugar" by Scarface, has surfaced in the pages of Detective Comics and has apparently been thought to be deceased (as part of her face is shown to be scarred from a gunshot wound). She is a more compatible partner than the original Ventriloquist was, since Scarface does not substitute the letter "B" with "G" anymore and is much more compliant with the dummy's brutal strategies. She and Scarface seem to have a relationship similar to that of the Joker and Harley Quinn. She is the former fianceé of Hush (Dr. Thomas Elliot).
]] ]] #1 (June 1992) ]] in Batman Begins|]], which he is characterized as an assassin working for mob boss Carmine Falcone|]].

Ra's al Ghul's League of Assassins

Main article: League of Assassins
Villain First appearance Description
]]STRANGE ADVENTURES|]] #215 #2 (December 1968) Has no superhuman abilities.
]] ]] #5 (December 1975) A deadly martial artist and a foe of Batman.
]] ]] #783 (August 2003) She is a daughter of Ra's al Ghul.
]] STRANGE ADVENTURES|]] #215 #2 (December 1968) Top martial artist. League of Assassins Trainer.
Sensei|]] STRANGE ADVENTURES|]] #215 #2 (December 1968) Top martial artist and immortal father of Ra's al Ghul.

Morrison era super villains (2007-2011)

Introduced under writer Grant Morrison|]], in alphabetical order (with issue and date of first appearance)

Villain First appearance Description
The Absence Batman and Robin|]] #18 (January 2011) A former girlfriend of Bruce Wayne, Una Nemo received a bullet in her head and survived. Now, she is stalking and killing other of Bruce's former mistress.
Big Top Batman and Robin|]] #2 (September 2009) ]] bearded lady|]] in a Ballet tutu|tutu|]]. She is part of the Circus of Strange.
Flamingo Batman|]] #666 (July 2007) ]] in the future. He appears in the present in issues #5-6 of the 2009 Batman and Robin (comic book)|Batman and Robin|]] series. His appearance is heavily inspired by the cover artwork for the Prince (musician)|Prince|]] album Purple Rain (album)|Purple Rain|]].
The Id Batman and Robin|]] #26 (August 2011) French supervillain who could awake hidden desires in any human being with a mere touch. Sister Crystal turned his head into glass, with his brain always visible.
Jackanapes Batman|]] #666 (July 2007) ]] costume that wields a machete and submachine gun. He appears as an enemy of Damian Wayne in the future.
Siam Batman and Robin|]] #2 (September 2009) conjoined triplets|]] with a specialized fighting style. They are part of the Circus of the Strange.
Max Roboto Batman|]] #666 (July 2007) Max Roberto is a cyborg with a partially cybernetic face. He appears as an enemy of Damian Wayne in the future.
Mister Toad Batman and Robin|]] #1 (August 2009) ]] frog|]] man. He is part of the Circus of Strange.
Phosphorus Rex Batman and Robin|]] #1 (August 2009) A member of the Circus of Strange. He is a man with an ability to set himself on fire receiving no harm.
Ray Man Batman and Robin|]] #26 (August 2011) A French supervillain. Ray Man could create visual illusions out of a hole in his head. While creating mass illusion, Ray Man pretends to be a reality-warping god-like superbeing, Paradox.
Sister Crystal Batman and Robin|]] #26 (August 2011) A French supervillain. She has an ability to turn everything she touches into glass.
Skin Talker Batman and Robin|]] #26 (August 2011) A French supervillain. Skin Talker has a unique skin disease that make words appear on his body. He is fully in control of this ability, and the words on his skin have hidden hypnotic effects.
The Son of Man Batman and Robin|]] #26 (August 2011) A French supervillain and an enemy of Nightrunner. As an infant, Norman S. Rotrig was mutilated by his insane father to be a living masterpiece of art. He broke four dangerous criminals out of Jardin Noir in order to make Paris an abstract art, no matter the casualties. He has his lips and cheeks removed, his face stuck in permanent "smile". Son of Man is considered a French counterpart of the Joker.
The Son of Pyg Batman Inc. #4 (March 2011) Janosz Valentin is the son of infamous Lazlo Valentin (more known as Professor Pyg). Janosz wears a similar pig mask to his father, but it is heavily damaged and has red eyes. He appears to be masochist and claims he could teach to feel no pain.
The Weasel Batman|]] #666 (July 2007) The Weasel is a man with all canine teeth. He appears as an enemy of Damian Wayne in the future.
White Knight Batman and Robin|]] #21 (April 2011) A mysterious being of light who seeks to battle the darkness of Gotham City. White Knight targeted the relatives of Arkham Asylum inmates in order to save their souls by dressing them as angels and forcing them to commit suicide. A very resourceful and inventive serial killer, White Knight's ultimate goal is to kill Arkham inmates.

The New 52 relaunch villains

]] ]] Vol. 2 #2 (October 2011) ]]'s son of the same name.
Jack-in-the-Box ]] Vol. #2 (October 2011) Member of Dollmaker's family, Jack has a mutilated, surgically enhanced body with arms seemingly made of rubber.
Bentley ]] Vol. 2 #2 (October 2011) Member of Dollmaker's family, Bentley is his master's main muscle.
Matilda ]] Vol. 2 #2 (October 2011) Member of Dollmaker's family, Matilda dresses as a nurse and has a ceramic mask stitched into her face. She is the closest ally of Dollmaker.
Sampson ]] Vol. 2 #2 (October 2011) Member of Dollmaker's family, Sampson is small man made to look like a toy monkey.
Talon Batman|]] Vol. #2 (October 2011) ]] storyline and is sent by the Court of Owls to assassinate Bruce Wayne.
Morgan DuCard Batman and Robin|]] #1 (September 2011) This powerful assassin has almost telekinetic powers seemingly based on sound waves. Morgan Ducard is the son of Henri Ducard, the detective who once trained Bruce. He seeks to destroy Batman Inc. and believes that killing criminals could save more lives.
The White Rabbit ]] #1 (September 2011) This mysterious yet sexy woman is the current mastermind behind the toxin known to obliterate all fear from one's mind. She is seen only in a few panels and has not been caught yet, but due to her involvement with Bane and the Scarecrow, manages to defeat Batman.
Jill Hampton ]] Vol. 2 #6 (April 2012) The Penguin|]] and is Charlotte Rivers' sister.
Snakeskin ]] Vol. 2 #6 (April 2012) A shapeshifter and Jill Hampton's boyfriend.
Mister Toxic ]] Vol. 2 #6 (April 2012) He is a rookie villain just starting out. To learn the ways of being a criminal, he decided to join an alliance with the Penguin. Cobblepot promised to keep his money safe along with that of the other rookie criminals, but this is revealed to be a ruse. He is first called Gas Man.

Foes of lesser renown

In alphabetical order (with issue and date of first appearance)

Villain First appearance Description
Abattoir|]] ]] #625 (January 1991) Azrael|]]) during his tenure as Batman. He appears in four issues: Detective Comics #625 (January 1991), Batman #505 (March 1994), Batman: Shadow of the Bat|]] #27 (May 1994), and Batman #508 (June 1994). He was reanimated to appear in Blackest Night|]]: Batman #1-3 in 2009.[1][2]
Actuary ]] #683 (March 1995) mathematical|]] genius who applies formulas to aid the Penguin in committing crimes.
Alpha|]] ]] #35 (November 2003) One of the world's most dangerous assassins and a terrorist-for-hire, Alpha would go on to join the League of Assassins under Lady Shiva.
Amba Kadiri Batman|]] #274 (April 1976) An Indian thief and leader of the Afro-Asian block of Underworld Olympians, she crossed paths with Batman only to be captured so that her team may go on in the competition. She is an accomplished thief and martial artist whom bears steel-clawed fingertips.
Amygdala|]] Shadow of the Bat|]] #3 (August 1992) Aaron Helzinger is a powerful behemoth with a childlike temper. He is quick to anger and turns into a murdering monster after doctors experiment on his brain. He has been stopped by Batman in the past by applying a severe blow to the back of the neck.
The Answer Batman Villains Secret Files #1 (October 1998) Cataclysm|]], his wife and daughter perished leading Mike to believe the end of humanity was nigh and became the costumed Answer to prove his theory to society through robbery and murder.
Atomic-Man ]] #280 (June 1960) Paul Strobe is a scientist who can shoot beams from his eyes that can transmute matter into another form and focuses them through the special lenses of his goggles.
]] Outsiders|]] #3 (January 1986) ]] that became an independent contractor in espionage, terrorism, and assassination working for virtually all major governments.
Bag O'Bones Batman|]] #195 (September 1967) ]] and Superman|]]. Still later, he adopts the name One Man Meltdown and battles the Outsiders (comics)|Outsiders|]]. After getting the medical treatment he needs, Creegan goes back to prison, content to do his time in jail and then reform.
]]]] #20 (June 2005) ]] version of Batman.
Benedict Asp Batman|]] #486 (November 1992) ]], the trained physiotherapy|physiotherapist|]] who meets Bruce Wayne when he is dealing with exhaustion and helps to look after him after he is injured by Bane. He kidnaps her and turns her abilities to evil uses. Asp reveals Shondra's healing powers and, along with his own psychic abilities, uses her to telekinesis|telekinetically|]] kill an entire village. Bruce eventually defeats Benedict, but the events psychological trauma|traumatize|]] Shondra.
The Baffler Titus Samuel Czonka is a villain that leaves riddles for Batman to solve similar to Cluemaster and Riddler.
Billy Numerous ]] #78 (April 2008) Teen Titans|]] animated series, he has the ability to make copies of himself and takes on Slam Bradley|]] and Catwoman|]].
Bird Batman Vengeance of Bane|]] #1 (January 1993) Bird helped Bane establish himself in Gotham.
]] ]] #463 (September 1976) ]]. His real name is Eric Needham, a hunter of drug dealers who ruined his life. The second is Johnny LaMonica. He is later killed by Crispus Allen|]] during a gang shooting. A third Black Spider appears named Derek Coe and battles the Birds of Prey (comics)|Birds of Prey|]]. Since he survives a large fall, it is implied he may be a metahuman|]].
Black and White Thief ]] #12 (February 2001) A minor villain of Batman
The Blue Bat Batman|]] #127 (October 1959) In an alternate universe, the Blue Bat was a criminal who wore the Batman costume.
The Bouncer ]] #347 (January 1966) A metallurgist who discovers "an alloy of rubber, steel, and chrome" called "Elastalloy", which he uses to create a suit that allows him to bounce "tremendous distances or from great heights – yet not be harmed at all!" The Bouncer fights Batman twice, once alone and once as a minion of the Monarch of Menace.
Bonaventure Strake Batman|]] #514 (1995) A villain that is incarcerated at Blackgate Penitentiary for murder.
"Brains" Beldon ]] #301 (March 1962)]] foe Disruptor (comics)|The Disruptor|]].
Brand Batman|]] #137 (February 1961) A Cowboy-themed criminal.
]] ]] #22 (July 1998) Blockbuster|]] in Blüdhaven, battling against Nightwing on several occasions. Brutale is an expert with all forms of knives and blades, being able to both fight superbly and inflict horrible pain on his victims.
Calculator|]] ]] #463 (September 1976) Justice League|]] wearing a costume designed like a pocket calculator|]]. The costume has a large numerical keypad on the front and a flashlight-like device on the headpiece, which can make "hard light" constructs. The device analyzes the powers or tactics of the hero defeating him, and inoculates him from ever being defeated by that hero ever again. In spite of his powerful arsenal, Calculator never makes it big as a costumed villain. Now relying solely on his intellect, he works as a successful information broker, a source of information for supervillains planning heists, charging $1,000 per question. He sees Barbara Gordon|Oracle|]] as his nemesis and opposite number.
]] ]] #460 (June 1976) Karl Courtney is a criminal who commits crimes using a pirate motif.
Cavalier (comics)|The Cavalier|]] ]] #81 (November 1943) ]] and dresses in a French musketeer|]] costume. His real name is Mortimer Drake.
]] #32 (June 1992) A second Cavalier, Hudson Pyle, shows up in the story "Blades." In this version, the Cavalier is a swashbuckling hero who becomes a media darling.
Charlatan ]] #777 (February 2003) In the Pre-Crisis comics as seen in Batman #68 (with every comic at that time taking place on Earth-Two), Paul Sloan was an actor who was hired to play Two-Face (after the real one had retired from criminal activity) in a movie. A prop man swapped out the water that was used for the acid with the actual acid after Paul stole his girlfriend. Sloan was disfigured because of that and ended up following in Two-Face's footsteps. Sometime later, Harvey Dent would try to redeem Paul Sloan but failed.

In the Post-Crisis comics, Paul Sloan is a successful actor who is persuaded to impersonate Two-Face|]] by a number of Gotham's villains when Two-Face refused to join their scheme with Two-Face's coin landing with the unscarred side up. Paul ends up encountering Batman briefly in the process. He is then tortured and disfigured by Two-Face and experimented on by Scarecrow (DC Comics)|Scarecrow|]]. Paul returned years later and attacking the various villains who had recruited him, all in an attempt to get to Batman. He is currently incarcerated at Arkham Asylum|]].

]] II ]] #57 (May 2008) ]], the Temple Fugate version of the character leads the group Terror Titans|]], which antagonizes Robin (comics)|Robin|]] and the Teen Titans|]].[3] The name and appearance of this character are the same as the Clock King in Batman: The Animated Series|]] and Justice League Unlimited|]].
Club of Villains|]] Batman|]] #679 (November 2007) ]] to assist the Black Glove in taking down Batman and the Club of Heroes. Its members are Le Bossu, Pierrot Lunaire, King Kraken, Charlie Caligula, Scorpiana, El Sombrero, the Swagman, and eventually the Joker.
Colonel Sulphur Batman|]] #241 (May 1972) ]] and Supergirl|]] and puts together an Army of Crime.
]] ]] #142 (June 1964) ]] after being struck by the energy discharge of their statues while he slept. He then desired to defeat Superman|]] and Batman. Later the effect wore off with his memory, but his powers were restored by an alien whose father had been imprisoned by Batman and Robin. Joe sacrificed himself to save the superheroes.
]] ]] "Make 'Em Laugh" (November 5, 1994) ]]. Chronologically, the Condiment King first appeared in Batgirl: Year One|]], written by Chuck Dixon|]] and Scott Beatty|]]. Much like his animated counterpart, he is a comic relief villain that is easily defeated by Dick Grayson|Robin|]] and Batgirl|]].
Copperhead|]] ]] #78 (June 1968) ]] in exchange for more power, being transformed into a deadly snake/man hybrid. A second Copperhead, Nathan Prince, is a member of the Terror Titans.
Corrosive Man ]] #587 (June 1988) A convicted murderer, Derek Mitchel escapes from jail seeking vengeance on Mortimer Kadaver, but is involved in an unfortunate accident on the way that turns him into a literally corrosive man, his entire skin burned with chemical fire which can eat through walls and floors or maim human flesh. His encounter with Kadaver leaves the latter with a handprint burned onto his forehead and leaves Mitchell inert, although he surfaces at least twice more.
]] ]] #592 (November 1988) ]] inmate who possesses latent psychic abilities, specifically the ability to induce fear and hallucinations in others. A delusional psychotic, Stirk believes that he will die unless he regularly consumes human hearts.
Crazy Quilt|]] ]] #15 (May/June 1946) blinded|]] by a gunshot wound during a botched robbery. While in prison, he volunteers for an experimental procedure that would restore his vision. There is a side-effect, however: even though he can see, he can only see in blinding, disorienting colors. This drives him insane, and he adopts the identity of Crazy Quilt.
]] #2 (August 2005) ]], led by Alexander Luthor, Jr.|]], has in its roster a new version of Crazy Quilt; a female with the characteristic costume and vision-helmet of the previous villain. Only glimpsed in the background, she has yet to resurface.
Crime Doctor|]] ]] #77 (July 1943) Matthew Thorne, the go-to surgeon for all criminals and a criminal mastermind in his own right, but he would stop his crimes to minister to the sick or injured. He later appears under a new name, Bradford Thorne, in Detective Comics #494 (September 1980). He is an expert in torture.
]] Batman|]] #443 (January 1990) robberies|]] to gangs of crooks with the understanding that they would give him a large percentage of the loot.
Crimson Knight ]] #271 (September 1959) The Crimson Knight, whose real name is Dick Lyons, is a mysterious, metal-clad crime fighter who appears in Gotham City as an apparent aide to Batman and Robin. The Caped Crusaders suspect the new arrival may have illegal motives.
Cryonic Man ]] #6 (January 1984) Philip was a lab assistant for professor Niles Raymond who developed a cryogenic chamber. Fearful of the threat of nuclear war, Raymond froze himself, Philip, and their wives in 1947 in hopes of surviving any oncoming conflict. Decades later, Philip was chosen to be woken up to determine if the world had become a safe place again. However, Philip's wife was inflicted with a debilitating disease and he subjected themselves to the freeze in hopes of waking up in a time with the medical advances to save her life. Becoming Cryonic Man, Philip sought organs to replace those of his wife which were failing bringing him into conflict with Batman and the Outsiders.

Cryonic Man would be part of the "List of Justice League enemies|Cold Warriors|]]" in DC animated universe (comics)#Justice League Adventures .2F Justice League Unlimited|Justice League Adventures|]] #12 (December 2002).

Cyber Cat ]] (vol. 2) #42 (February 1997) ]] to steal a prized artifact from the Gotham Museum. Talia wants it for her father, Ra's al Ghul|]], so he can use it to power a superlaser that can destroy an entire city. Catwoman is initially hired, but when Ra's al Ghul sees that she only wants it for herself, he secretly hires Cyber Cat to kill Catwoman and take the artifact.
Dagger Batman|]] #343 (January 1982) ]] in Batman #400 (October 1986).
Dala ]]" #32 (October,1939) Dala is the assistant of The Mad Monk.
]] ]] #1 (August 1988) religious fanatic|]] who forms an army in the sewers beneath Gotham, largely composed of the homeless|]]. Blackfire begins a violent war on crime, which escalates into him taking over the entire city, isolating it from the rest of the country. He appears in the four-issue miniseries The Cult, at the end of which he is killed by his followers.
Doctor Death|]] ]] #29 (July 1939) Dr. Karl Hellfern is a typical Mad scientist who made a few appearances in the earliest days of Batman and is typically considered Batman's first supervillain. Doctor Death developed lethal chemical gases and threatened wealthy citizens, demanding money and tribute to him in exchange for their safety. He was apparently destroyed in his first appearance when he caused a fire to destroy Batman, but returned next issue. In more recent years, he has been re-imagined as a dealer in black market biological weapons.
]] ]] #261 (November 1958) auras|]] could be enhanced to function outside of the body. When Ecks creates an energy-duplicate of himself, the introverted scientist's unstable mind becomes dominated by the doppelganger|]] Double X.
Doctor No-Face ]] #319 (September 1963) Bart Magan tried to use a device that would erase a facial scar, but ended up erasing his face.
]] ]] #469 (May 1977) Alexander Sartorius is a mad criminal with radioactive powers resulting from the meltdown of a nuclear power plant.
Doctor Tzin-Tzin ]] #354 (August 1966) ]]-inspired Asian-looking (but actually American) crime lord who battles Batman several times and once encounters Jonny Double|]] and Supergirl|]] (Power Girl|]] in current continuity). Tzin-Tzin is seemingly killed on an airship during a battle with Peacemaker (comics)|Peacemaker|]].
Doctor Zodiac ]] #160 (September 1966) Atlantis|]], each bearing a Zodiac|]] symbol, which bestow him with various powers. Once again, Batman and Superman thwart his plans.[4] Still later, he allies himself with Madame Zodiac|]] to obtain a different set of Zodiac coins, but the two of them are defeated by Batman, Superman, and Zatanna|]].[5] (Doctor Zodiac should not be confused with the Zodiac Master|]].)
Dodge Robin|]] #160 (March 2007) Michael Lasky was just a kid who wanted to be a hero. He ran into Robin a few times and tried become Robin's partner, but Robin refused since he just got in the way and told him to go home. One night as Robin was trying to stop some kidnappers, Dodge interfered and his teleportation belt got damaged. Dodge was left in a coma after the battle and Robin took him to a hospital. Robin, feeling responsible for Dodge's condition, visited regularly until one day he disappeared. In the future, Dodge would return, but not as his former self; his skin had been turned to a shimmering red and he was furious with Robin. He had fallen into a life of crime, selling a dangerous drug that turned normal people into meta-human murderers. His criminal enterprise built upon the hope that he would eventually meet Robin again and kill him. During a battle with Robin, Zatara and Rose Wilson his body inexplicably vanished and he is pressumed dead.
Doodlebug ]] #1 (July 2003) Daedalus Boch is an artist who believes he receives visions of inspiration and then compulsively recreates them on whatever canvas they indicate, including people.
The Dummy|]] Batman|]] #134 (September 1960) Danny the Dummy, a pint-sized ventriloquist in a top hat and suit, has a hit act in which he plays the dummy to a normal sized "ventriloquist," Matt, who is revealed as the real dummy at the end of each show. The fact that people invariably refer to Danny as "the Dummy" infuriates him, and inspires him to use dummies for crime to make dummies out of the law.
Egghead Batman|]] (TV series) "An Egg Grows in Gotham" (October 19, 1966) ]], created for the 1960s Batman television series. He believes himself to be "the world's smartest criminal," and his crimes usually have an egg-motif to them as well as including egg puns in his speech where appropriate (e.g., "egg-zactly", "egg-cellent", etc.).
Eivol Ekdal ]] #346 (December 1965) ]] in the 1960s Batman (TV series)|Batman|]] television series.
]] Batman|]] #331 (January 1981) ]] who kills criminals with electricity. He is later killed by Vigilante (comics)|Adrian Chase|]]. Two successors later appear, one a hit man for the mob and the other, Lester Buchinsky, the younger brother of the original.
Elemental Man ]] #294 (August 1961) elements|]]. Designing a belt to control these transformations, he took to a life of crime as the Elemental Man before Batman was able to restore him. Strike Force Kobra had a member fashioned after Dolan named Elemental Woman.
Eraser Batman|]] #188 (December 1966) Leonard Fiasco is a professional at covering the tracks of other crimes. For a 20 percent cut, the Eraser will "erase" the evidence of another crime.
Facade ]] #821 (July 2006) Erik Hanson is a former employee at a trendy Gotham City nightclub for the city's popular socialites. He organizes a gang to replace them as a ploy to enter Gotham's elite.
]] Batman|]] #113 (February 1958) 1960s TV series|]] (False Face should not be confused with Clayface|]], and has no ties to Black Mask (comics)|Black Mask|]]'s False Face Society).
The Fearsome Foot-Fighters ]] #372 (February 1968) ]], these acrobatic martial artists hail from the fictional Balkan|]] country of Karonia.
Film Freak|]] Batman|]] #395 (May 1986) ]]. He is later killed by Bane (comics)|Bane|]].
]] (vol. 2) #54 (June 2006) A second Film Freak that answers to the surname of "Edison" has recently surfaced.
Frederick Rhino ]] #583 (February 1988) Ventriloquist|]]. He starts out as a bouncer at the Ventriloquist Club on Gotham’s Electric Street.
Fright|]] Batman|]] #627 (early July 2004) Linda Friitawa is an albino geneticist who was stripped of her medical license for her unauthorized, gruesome experiments on human beings. She assisted the Scarecrow with his experiments; however, oblivious to Scarecrow, she was secretly hired by the Penguin to corrupt Scarecrow's toxins and infect Scarecrow with them, causing him to transform into a creature dubbed "the Scarebeast". In contrast to her deeds and the Penguin, Friitawa always treated Scarecrow with kindness.
]] ]] #712 (August 1997) Nathan Finch had lost his arms and legs when frostbite affected him after a fight with Batman. An unnamed underworld doctor replaces them with Cybernetic limbs.
The General|]] ]] #654 (December 1992) psychotic|]] child with the mind of a military genius, dresses himself and his henchmen in historical attire as they act out crimes based on military history.
]] ]] #88 (October 1947) ]] foe, the specter once named James Craddock also battles Batman several times, in Batman #310 (April 1979) and #319 (January 1980), and Detective Comics #326 (April 1964).
Getaway Genius Batman|]] #170 (March 1965) The Getaway Genius (Roy Reynolds) is a criminal and getaway mastermind who encounters Batman several times in stories from the 1960s, 1970s, and 1980s.
The Globe ]] #840 (March 2008) ]]s by latitude|]], longitude|]], time zone|]]s, and the shape of landmasses."[6]
]] Batman|]] #75 (February/March 1953) ]] steals the Boss' cerebellum, expands it to planet-size, and uses it as a power source. This unnatural abomination is destroyed by Superman|]].[7] Later, however, the Boss is returned to his gorilla body and is used as a pawn by Gorilla Grodd|]].[8]
Gorilla Gang ]] #156 (June 1963)]]s and commit crimes. Batman did a virtual reality test in which he imagined himself going to a different Planet and Robin being killed. He starts confusing reality with the dream, enabling the Gorilla Gang to escape him, before finally he decides to stay out of crime-fighting briefly to stop more trouble. Robin visits a doctor to ask about Batman's mind. But while leaving, he is captured by the Gorilla Gang, who send a note saying that Robin dies at dawn, prompting Bruce to become Batman to save him. Robin is tied up and gagged and placed in a giant bubble attached to the ground with ropes. When it is cut he will float into space|]]. Batman finds the Gang and battles them, but an axe is thrown and cuts the bubble loose. Batman comes into contact with the ropes, but overcomes it reminding him of the dream (at one point he met a plant with tendril|]]s that tried to grab him), stops the bubble floating upwards, saves Robin, and defeats the Gorilla Gang.
The Great White Shark|]] ]] #1 (July 2003) ]]. There, among other indignities and torture, White is assaulted and locked in a refrigeration unit by Jane Doe, who is attempting to take over his identity. His injuries, compiled with excessive frostbite|]], leaves White deformed. His skin turns a pale white, and the frostbite claims his nose, ears, lips, hair, and several of his fingers, leaving him very much resembling a great white shark|]] and driven partially insane. He now uses his business connections to serve as a liaison and fence for many of his fellow inmates.
Gunhawk ]] #674 (May 1994) ]], who is a member of the Ravens. After the death of Pistolera, Gunhawk gets himself a new female partner, the second Gunbunny.[9]
Gustav DeCobra ]] #455 (January 1976) ]] mold, whom Bruce Wayne and Alfred Pennyworth|Alfred|]] stumble upon in a seemingly abandoned house after their car overheats in the countryside. The artwork depicting Gustav DeCobra appears very reminiscent of actor Christopher Lee|]], who is famous for having played Dracula in a number of films during the 1960s and 1970s.
Harpy Batman|]] #481 (July 1992) Iris was Maxie Zeus's girlfriend when he was in Arkham Asylum. She fought Batman after gaining super-strength and agility, but was bested by him.
Headhunter Batman|]] #487 (December 1992) James Gordon|]] in Batman #487, but is thwarted by Batman. Headhunter is accustomed to eliminating his targets by shooting them twice in the head.
Humpty Dumpty|]] Arkham Asylum: Living Hell|]] #2 (August 2003) Humphrey Dumpler, a large, portly, well-mannered man, is obsessed with putting broken things back together again even if he has to take them apart. Thinking that her abustive grandmother is broken, Dumpler dismembers and reassembles her in an attempt to fix her.[10]
Jane Doe ]] #1 (July 2003) Jane Doe is a cipher who obsessively learns her victims' personality and mannerisms, then kills them and assumes their identity by wearing their skin, eventually becoming that individual even in her own mind.
Jackie Glee Untold Tales of Batman #3 (August 1994) Jackie Glee was a man working for Sal Maroni, but failed him for not killing a police officer named James McDouget. He told Maroni that he could kill Batman, but killed a reporter, Brian Townsend, instead, believing he was the Batman. His failure cost him his life.
Johnny Stitches ]] #3 (February 2008) ]]. After Whale moved his operations from Metropolis to Gotham, Denetto ran afoul of his boss and had his skin peeled off while being kept alive. Denetto was saved by Bruno Mannheim|]], his skin sown together and reattached by Desaad|]], becoming Mannheim's contractor in Intergang|]]'s bid to take over organized crime in Gotham.
]] Robin|]] (vol. 2) #121 (February 2004) ]], determined in time to return to Gotham and get his revenge on the Boy Wonder.
]] ]] #344 (October 1965) ]] in a 1979 story.
Junkyard Dog ]] #1 (July 2003) Tucker Long is completely obsessed with scavenging prizes and treasures from garbage. He apparently has the ability to create all manner of functional items — especially weapons — from junk. He is killed by fellow Arkham inmate Doodlebug.
Key (comics)|The Key|]] ]] #57 (February 1951) The Key was the head of a major crime syndicate and used various agents around the world in his misdeeds. He presumably perished after he leaped out of a cable car moving over a gorge.
]] #41 (December 1965) ]]. He develops mind-expanding "psycho-chemicals" that help activate his senses and allow him to plan crimes mere humans can never hope to understand. Being an enemy of the Justice League|]] as a whole, Batman is his primary enemy. In one of his most famous encounters with the Dark Knight he tries to provoke Batman into murdering him so he could escape life itself, but the plan proves unsuccessful.
King Cobra Batman|]] #139 (April 1961) A crime lord that is dressed like a cobra.
]] Robin|]] #4 (February 1991) ]] rebels, and apparently made a great deal of money in doing so. While in Santa Prisca working with local rebels, his camp is taken by surprise by government commandos and he is blinded by gunfire. He flees to Hong Kong|]] and becomes a businessman and the leader of the feared Ghost Dragons. He eventually gravitates to Gotham where he seizes control of the Chinatown district from the Triad gangs. This does not last long, however, and he loses control of the gang, sending him to join the terrorist cult Kobra (comics)|Kobra|]]. It is later revealed that he is the biological father of Bane (comics)|Bane|]]. Bane tracks his father down, where Snake tries to have his son help him in taking over Kobra. The struggle results in Snake's apparent death.
King Tut Batman|]] (TV series) "The Curse of Tut" (April 13, 1966) Batman|]] television series. His criminal theme is based around Ancient Egypt|]] the same way that Ancient Greece|]] is the theme for Maxie Zeus|]].

He did not appear in a comic book until Batman Confidential|]] #26 (February 2009) with the name of Victor Goodman. He leaves behind clues at the scene of his crimes in similar fashion to the Riddler|]]. In his first comic appearance, this ironically leads to him fighting not only Batman|]], but also the Riddler, who does not appreciate his modus operandi|]] being stolen. The morbidly obese character from the television show is in stark contrast to the physically fit representation in the comic books.

]] Batman|]] #133 (August 1960) ]] in 52 (comics)|52|]] #25 (October 25, 2006).
]] ]] #4 (January 1997) Lady Elaine Marsh-Morton is a woman hailing from a rich British family. She becomes a hired assassin in order to prevent foreclosure on her family estate.
Lark Batman|]] #448 (June 1990) Penguin|]]'s personal chauffeur and bodyguard. She was noted as having remarkable strength by Batman, and managed to keep Penguin alive when Black Mask (comics)|Black Mask|]] was after him.
Lazara|]] ]] "Heart of Ice (Batman: The Animated Series episode)|Heart of Ice|]]" ]] and now possesses the ability to manipulate flame and reanimate the dead. These events are presumably no longer canon due to changes to Mr. Freeze's origin.
]] ]] #180 (May 1966) ]] trance to trick people into thinking he's dead but when the character was revived he received "upgrades". Was a one issue villain but was adapted into the Bat-Manga!: The Secret History of Batman in Japan|Batman manga|]] and many years later appears in Superman/Batman|]] #68 and Batman Inc.|]] (sometimes he is also simply called Death-Man).
Lunkhead ]] #1 (July 2003) Ventriloquist|]] as revenge for destroying his Scarface puppet.
Lynx|]] Robin|]] #1 (January 1991) ]]ian branch of the Ghost Dragons, a Chinese youth gang that serves King Snake|]]. For failing to kill Tim Drake|]], King Snake takes out her left eye. Eventually, she takes control of the Ghost Dragons and attempts to expand their Gotham territory. She is later killed during an encounter with Batgirl|]].
Mabuse ]] #3 (May 2000) ]], as part of the Batman Black and White|]] series; its canonicity is uncertain.
]] ]] #17 (April/May 1978) ]], Batwoman|]], and the Earth-Two|]] Huntress (comics)|Huntress|]]. Later, she allies herself with Doctor Zodiac to obtain a set of Zodiac coins, but the two of them are defeated by Batman, Superman, and Zatanna.[5] Recently, she reappeared helping the Riddler|]] in solving a mystery.[11]
Magpie|]] Batman|]] #401 (November 1986) ]], who in folklore is attracted to bright, shiny things. She is among the villains who was killed by the second Tally Man|]].
Metalhead Batman|]] #486 (November 1992) Black Mask|]], an exhausted Batman comes across a series of waterfront taverns filled with mauled, bloody inhabitants. After interrogating one of many severely injured victims, he finds the whereabouts of the so-called "Metalhead" at the local cemetery in the Sionis Family Crypt, resting place of Black Mask's family.
Mime Batman|]] #412 (October 1987) mute|]].
Mirage|]] ]] #511 (February 1982) Manhunter Mark Shaw|]] once. He is killed in 52 (comics)|52|]] #25 (October 25, 2006) by Bruno Mannheim|]], who bashes Mirage's head into the "Crime Bible|]]"; then sends his body to the kitchen.
Mirror Man ]] #213 (November 1954) ]]. In both his meetings with Batman, Ventris tries to expose Batman's secret identity. Years later, Mirror Man returns briefly in the pages of H.E.R.O. (comics)|H.E.R.O.|]] #7-9 (October – December 2003).
Mister Esper ]] #352 (June 1966) ]].
Mr. Camera Batman|]] #81 (February 1954) A camera-headed villain that uses cameras in his crimes.
Mr. ESPER/Captain Calamity`]] #352 (June 1966) An inventor builds an ultrasonic projector able to put "telepathic" suggestions in people, Specifically Batman, to distract him from his main crime.

Later, as Captain Calamity, he advanced his device so it could tap into psychiv powers of some people, namely Titans member Lillith.

Mr. ZZZ ]] #824 (June 2008) A Gotham City gangster. Appears to be half-asleep all the time.
Mr. Polka-Dot|]] ]] #300 (February 1962) ]] comic book villain from the Silver Age of Comic Books|]]. As Mr. Polka-Dot (sometimes called the Polka-Dot Man), he turns the polka dots covering his costume into a variety of weapons.
The Mole ]] #80 (January/February 1956) mole|]]-like creature. During a second clash with Batman, the Mole is knocked into a flooded cavern of the Batcave and washed away, his ultimate fate still unknown.[12]
Monarch of Menace ]] #350 (April 1966) In the earliest days of Batman’s career, the Monarch of Menace represented the Dark Knight’s only failure, being the first criminal ever to defeat Batman and leave Gotham with a fortune in stolen goods. Years later, however, the Monarch's teenage son tries to prove himself using his father's outfit in a crime spree. The young Monarch is defeated by Robin, while his father is lured out of hiding by Batman, who then finally defeats his old nemesis. The original Monarch later returns in Batman #336 (June 1981), but is once again defeated by Batman.
The Mad Monk|]] ]] #31 (September 1939) ]] ever since, in all subsequent official continuities.
The Mortician|]] ]] #28 (June 2002) ]]s killed someone, he felt remorse|]] and gave up his plans.
NKVDemon|]] Batman|]] #445 (March 1990) ]] who tries to kill a list of ten Soviet government officials in Moscow|]], considering them traitors to the cause of communism|]]. He is killed by police gunfire in an attempt to assassinate the tenth person on his list, then-president Mikhail Gorbachev|]].
]] (vol. 4) #8 (July 1992) ]]. He is defeated by Aquaman and Batman, and eventually killed while in jail.
Robin|]] (vol. 2) #47 (November 1997) The General|]]" Hadrian. More recently, he served as the bodyguard to the head of the Gotham Odessa family, and was killed in the shootout that incited the Gotham gang war.
Narcosis ]] #50 (May 1996) lush|]] and his father was a thief. They were both sent away and he was neglectfully passed around the city. At the age of five his face was horrifically burned in a kitchen accident and, coupled with his family being split up, he began having chronic nightmares. He hates Gotham for being neglectful and wishes to plunge the city into an ever-lasting nightmare.
Nicodemus Batman|]] #601 (May 2002) Thomas Hart is a masked figure in Gotham City who kidnaps corrupt city officials and burns them to death. He, just like the Batman, had lost his parents to a Gotham crime at an early age.
]] ]] #529 (August 1983) ]], Anton Knight, who first appears in the same issue.
Ogre and Ape|]] Batman|]] #535 (October 1996) Ogre (Michael Adams) is a genetically altered man, whose "brother" is a genetically experimented ape. The Ogre has increased strength and the Ape has increased intelligence. Ogre tracks and murders the scientists who had collaborated with the experiment, only to be tracked by Batman himself. In the end, the Ape dies and Ogre wanders aimlessly through Gotham City.
Onomatopoeia|]] ]] #12 (March 2002) Onomatopoeia is a serial killer who targets non-powered, vigilante superheroes. He earned his name because he imitates noises around him, such as dripping taps, gunshots, etc. No personal characteristics are known about Onomatopoeia, including his real name or facial features. Onomatopoeia is a superb athlete, martial artist, and weapons expert. He carries two semi-automatic handguns, a sniper rifle, and an army knife.
Orca|]] Batman|]] #579 (July 2000) marine biologist|]] who transforms herself into a monstrous orca|]], first attempting to steal a valuable necklace. She is among the villains who was killed by the second Tally Man|]].
The Outsider|]] ]] #334 (December 1964); appears in Detective Comics #356 (October 1966) Harriet Cooper|]], is first introduced to look after Bruce and Dick at home in Alfred's stead.) It is later learned that Alfred was revived by a scientist named Brandon Crawford, which results in a dramatic change: Alfred awakes from his apparent death with pasty white skin with circular markings, superhuman powers (including telekinesis), and a desire to destroy Batman and Robin. Calling himself the Outsider, he indirectly and directly battles the Dynamic Duo on a number of occasions before being cured (This turn of events is possibly not part of the current continuity).
Panara|]] ]] #37 (September 1996) ]], to use in Ms. Dorsey's cure, but finds that she was a "mere human."
]] ]] #30 (September/October 1947) ]]. The giant penny on display in the Batcave|]], which has been a longtime staple of Batman's lair, was originally one of the Penny Plunderer's devices.
Pix ]] #34 (December 2002) ]] tattoo artist who used "nanite-ink" — a nanobot|]]-filled color matrix|]] that she could program to form itself into designs on her subjects. After being beaten and raped by a street gang, Pixnit works undercover at her attackers' favorite tattoo shop, designing lethal tattoos (swords, scorpions, etc.) that she brings to "life" via computer in order to dispatch the gang members one by one. She later injects a large amount of the nanite-ink into her skull, giving her the ability to create creatures and weapons on her skin that she could animate and send against Batman.
]] ]] #296 (October 1961) Jekyll and Hyde|]]"-like character. After the gas' effect wears off, it is revealed that Norbert's assistant, Burke, is the one who has manipulated him into committing crimes. A Planet Master (who may or may not be the same as the original) later appears as a member of Kobra (comics)|Kobra|]]'s Strikeforce Kobra, and still later as part of Secret Society of Super Villains|The Society|]] during the Infinite Crisis|]].
Professor Carl Kruger ]] #33 ]], killing thousands, and causing people to think this is an alien attack. He assembles an army of men who he calls the Red Horde, with which he plans world domination. Batman investigates Kruger, but a glass wall stops his batarang. He is knocked out from behind by a gun blow from someone hiding behind the Napoleon portrait. Batman is tied up, and left in the house with a bomb set to go of in five minutes, as the leader hopes to fake his death using Batman's death, as a burnt body will be found in the house. But Batman frees himself using a knife in his boot and escapes. He fakes his death by dressing a crook in his uniform before the destruction ray is used on him, and finally he defeats the Red Horde by coating the Bat-Plane with a formula that makes it immune to the rays, and Kruger is killed.
]] ]] #247 (September 1957) Professor/Doctor Achilles Milo is a scientist who uses chemicals to battle Batman, most famously transforming Anthony Lupus into a mutated werewolf.
]] Batman|]] #666 (July 2007) Professor Pyg is a deranged gang leader who wears a pig mask and grafts synthetic doll faces onto his victims, whom he uses as henchmen called Dollotrons. He is also the leader of the Circus of the Strange. He also appears as an enemy of Damian Wayne in the future.
Professor Radium Batman|]] #8 (December 1941 / January 1942) Society|]] known as the Nuclear Legion.
Proteus ]] #2 (July 1968) Creeper|]].
Puppet Master Batman|]] vol. 1 #3 Puppet Master|]]. A criminal who uses his thought waves and puppets to control people after an injection from a chemical weakens their will. He uses his controlled people to commit robberies and even takes over Batman's mind after one of his thugs scratches Batman with the needle, but help from Robin enables Batman to break free and defeat him.
Rainbow Beast Batman|]] #134 (September 1960) After helping the president of a small South American republic against a dictatorial rebel, Batman and Robin are confronted with another menace — a Rainbow Beast. Spawned from a fiery volcano, the Rainbow Beast radiates four separate power-auras from different areas of its body. However, after using a power, the section of the Beast's body used becomes white, and it must leach color to regain its power. Batman and Robin trick the Rainbow Beast into expending all of its auras, leaving it entirely colorless. They ram it with a log and the Beast shatters into fragments.
Ratcatcher|]] ]] #585 (April 1988) ]] began, Ratcatcher is killed by an OMAC (comics)|OMAC|]] agent in hiding who identifies the Ratcatcher as a gamma|]] level threat and vaporizes him.
The Raven ]] #287 (January 1961) Joe Parker was given the identity Raven as a pawn for aliens Kzan and Jhorl that seek a meteorite.
]] #18 (July 1978) Dave Corby is an agent for MAZE that battled Robin and Batgirl on occasion.
Rob Callender World's Finest|]] #11 (1943) A laboratory assistant from the future who is accidentally drawn to 1943 by a time warp in an experiment. Seeing Batman and Robin fighting some crooks, he steals the clothes of one who is knocked out. Using his knowledge of future events, who tries to steal objects worth very little in 1943, but worth a fortune in his time, knowing he will soon be drawn back. He creates a device that sends a darkness ray, which special goggles are needed to see in. Rob steals $10,000 from a bank using the ray, saying if he accidentally takes more he will send it back, then assembles a gang of criminals to commit the robberies. Batman realizes how to see through the darkness ray, but he is tripped up by a criminal, who wants to shoot him. But Callender does not want them killed and uses a paralyzing ray on the two. Batman and Robin are then bound and gagged. Callender places the Dynamic Duo in a pit at the waterfront, not realizing the tide will soon come into the hole, which Batman cannot tell him due to his gag. Batman, however, is able to free himself using the sharp shells on the wall. He and Robin escape, but find a coin from 2043, however it is well-worn, meaning it is not certain which time Rob is from. The two stop Rob's last robbery of a painting by a warehouse guard who was about to throw it out anyway, and he is then drawn back to his era. Batman and Robin, discovering the stolen items are not wanted back, place them in the Batcave. In the future, Rob Callender sees them in the Batman museum, and remarks that he could not change the past.
Savage Skull Batman|]] #360 (June 1983) ]] due to his illegal activities. Disfigured in an accident that burns off his skin, Crane seeks revenge as the Savage Skull, but is defeated by Batman.
Sewer King ]] "The Underdwellers" (October 21, 1992) ]] boss Bruno Mannheim|]], but was unidentified in the actual comic.[13]
Shrike|]] ]] Secret Files and Origins #1 (October 1999) Nightwing|]]. As Grayson is learning under the tutelage of Batman, Boone is traveling throughout the Pacific Rim|]], learning martial arts from a number of teachers, including several former members of Ra's al Ghul's League of Assassins.
Signalman|]] Batman|]] #112 (December 1957) ]], he becomes the Signalman, using signals, signs, and symbols in his crimes; but is inevitably defeated by Batman and Robin, time and again. He is also a member of the Secret Society of Super Villains|]]. For a brief time, Cobb changes his modus operandi|]] and, inspired by Green Arrow|]], commits crimes as the Blue Bowman. Signalman is kidnapped and tortured by Dr. Moon|]] and Phobia (comics)|Phobia|]], and is presumed deceased, but later appears as a drug-addicted informant to Black Lightning|]].
The Snowman|]] Batman|]] #337 (July 1981) ]] and a human woman. In his first appearance, he comes to Gotham City to freeze it over, but encounters Batman in the process.
Spellbinder (DC Comics)|Spellbinder|]] ]] #358 (December 1966) ]]s and hypnotic weapons to commit crimes. Spellbinder is on the run from the law with his new girlfriend, Fay Moffit, when he is confronted by the demon-lord Neron|]], who makes an offer of immense power in exchange for his soul. Spellbinder declines, but Fay shoots Spellbinder in the head and accepts the offer for herself.
]] (vol. 2) #65 (June 1994) A genuine mystic takes the name and appears as a member of the government sanctioned "League-Busters".
]] #691 (November 1995) ]] crossover, Delbert Billings turns down Neron|]]'s offer and is shot by his girlfriend, Fay Moffit, who then takes up the name Lady Spellbinder.[14]
Spinner Batman|]] #129 (February 1960) Swami Ygar is a villain in a metal-clad outfit that is lined with metal discs.
The Spook|]] ]] #434 (April 1973) ]].
Steeljacket ]] #681 (January 1995) Steeljacket is a bio-engineering experiment, a cross between man and bird. His hollow bones give him extremely light weight, allowing him to fly. However, he must wear metallic armor to protect his frail body.
Stranger Batman|]] vol. 1 #78 ]] (this story is thought to have inspired that character) has placed in his pocket. Robin is tied to a missile which is launched but is saved, and Quork is taken back to Mars.
Sylph ]] #48 (October 2000) ]]. It was believed that she had committed suicide after her encounter with Nightwing, but that was later proven to not be the case.
The Synaptic Kid ]] #633 (August 1991) deformed|]] metahuman|]] telepathy|telepath|]] who attempts to enter Batman's mind and learn his secret identity|]] for the purpose of Blackmailing him, only to be rendered coma|]]tose when the attempt backfires.
Tally Man|]] ]] #19 (October 1993) The Tally Man is a serial killer who murders around 60 people. He is a hired killer who wears a mask over his face, a long purplish smock with ruffled sleeves, and an oversized top hat.
]] #819 (July 2006) ]] working for Great White Shark (comics)|Great White|]].
]] Batman|]] #226 (November 1970) ]] veteran/warehouse guard who is blinded in a warehouse explosion that burns his retinas. Doctor Engstrom reconnects them to his fingers. Reardon blames Batman for his blindness. He is killed during the Crisis on Infinite Earths|]].
The Terrible Trio|]] ]] #253 (March 1958) Warren Lawford, Armand Lydecker, and Gunther Hardwicke are a trio of magnates and scientists who wear masks of cartoon animals to commit crimes as the Fox, the Shark, and the Vulture, and have obsessions with Earth, Water, and Air.
Thanatos Batman|]] #305 (November 1978) ]]. The Death's Head is defeated by Batman and Thanatos is unmasked as Sophia Santos, also known as "Lina Muller", a reporter who had associated with Batman.
Thor Batman|]] #127 (October 1959) Hammer of Thor|]], and disintegrated. The hammer began to glow and Meke reached out to examine it. After touching the hammer, he was transformed into the mighty Thor (Marvel Comics)|Thor|]] himself. The metamorphosis is repeated during thunder storms. Thor then began a quest to finance the building of a temple to Odin|]] by robbing banks.
Tiger Shark|]] ]] #147 (May 1949) oceanographer|]] turned gang leader. He operates at sea and at Gotham's waterfront.
]] ]] #1 (April 1977) ]] follows suit and Whale is forced to join their organization.
]] ]] #666 (December 1993) Wild West|]] namesakes. They are seemingly killed during the Infinite Crisis|]].
Torque|]] ]] #1 (October 1996) ]] Police Department. He first meets Nightwing when he is ordered by Redhorn, the Police Chief, to execute the young vigilante. Soames, however, betrays Redhorn and allows Nightwing to live, with the intention to pit various factions in Blüdhaven against one another. After Soames' scheme to use Scarecrow against Nightwing fails disastrously, Blockbuster grows weary of his underling, and attempts to have him killed. Soames responds with surprising cunning and ultimately tries to take Blockbuster's invalid mother hostage as part of a last bid for power. Nightwing attempts to intervene, but is forced to save innocent bystanders as Blockbuster twists the dirty cop's head 180 degrees, leaving Soames for dead. Soames survives thanks to a breakthrough medical technique and retrains himself to move normally, "seeing through the back of his head" with the use of glasses with a built-in array of mirrors. Soames brutally kills the doctor who had saved his life, and renamed himself Torque. He then gains the support of Intergang and starts a new gang war for the control of Blüdhaven and revenge against Blockbuster, Nightwing, and the city he now feels he owns.
The Wasp ]] #287 (January 1961) Willie Blaine was given the identity Wasp as a pawn for aliens Kzan and Jhorl that seek a meteorite.
Wa'arzen ]] #180 (November 1981) Shizuoka|]] prefecture of Japan. Kwan-yin finally cornered his adversary in the dragon god's temple. There was a fierce battle that claimed the lives of both men with the body of Wa'arzen being cremated and his ashes sealed in a bronze burial urn which ultimately found its way to the metropolitan museum. The source of his arcane power, the scepter of the dragon god, was separated into three component parts and moved away. Unfortunately one of the scepter pieces found its way into the new shipment for the museum and the fragment had enough power to bring Wa'arzen back to life. A museum night guard was checking around and was swayed by the staff fragment making him carry it and use it to break the vase seal. Wa'arzen's spirit took the staff and animated one of the samurai armors on display to take care of the night guard however Batman was there and defeated the armor (who he originally thought was a crook.) The second piece of the Dragon Scepter was in the Kristy-Barnett Auction House were Lt. Corrigan was providing security. When Wa'arzen appeared and gained the second piece, Jim Corrigan changed to the Spectre (comics)|Spectre|]] to battle him with Batman appearing shortly thereafter. But the evil wizard proved to be a match for both of them before disappearing to get the last piece which is buried somewhere in the vicinity of the dragon god temple. He took down Batman before battling the Spectre and was able to overpower him using the power of the fully restored scepter. However he quickly forgot batman who destroyed the scepter using a batarang covered in liquid explosive. Without the power of the scepter keeping him alive, he was reduced back to a pile of ash.
Weasand Batman: Blackgate - Isle of Men #1 (April 1998) ]] in the aftermath of the earthquake in Batman: Cataclysm|]]. He is shown as tall and extremely thin.
The Werewolf|]] Batman|]] #255 (March 1974) ]] champion who is turned into a werewolf|]] by a drug given to him by Professor Milo|]].
Wrath|]] Batman|]] Special #1 (1984) ]], revealed to be the first Wrath's sidekick, a twisted version of Robin.
]] ]] #275 (January 1960) Kobra|]].
Zeiss|]] Batman|]] #582 (October 2000) ]].
Zodiac Master ]] #323 (January 1964) The masked villain known as the Zodiac Master makes his presence known in Gotham by predicting a succession of disasters, all of which he has secretly orchestrated. Having cemented his reputation, he starts offering odds on the relative success or failure for the plans of various criminals, all in exchange for 25% of the take.
Zombie ]] #1 (January 1993) One of the villains that helped Bane jump start his criminal career in Gotham


In alphabetical order (with issue and date of first appearance)

Villains First appearance Description
Batman Revenge Squad ]] #175 (May 1968) Cash Carew, Barney the Blast, and the Flamethrower don similar costumes to Batman with purple in place of gray and their symbol a skull with bat wings in a bid to destroy their nemesis.
Circus of the Strange|]] Batman and Robin|]] #1 (August 2009) Circus-themed group of criminals led by Professor Pyg.
Club of Villains|]] ]] #676 (June 2008) Villains led by Dr. Hurt as an antithesis to the Club of Heroes. Membership includes Joker, Le Bossu, Pierrot Lunaire, King Kraken, Charlie Caligula, El Sombrero, Jezebel Jet, Scorpiana, and Swagman.
]]]] #2 (December 2011) The subjects of a popular Gotham City nursery rhyme, this shadowy group is supposedly composed of some of the most powerful men and women of Gotham. They use assassins known as Talons to eliminate threats.
]] ]] #215 (November–December 1968) Team of killers that was founded by Ra's al Ghul and has often swayed from working under his organization to working independent of it. The group has been led at times by Dr. Ebeneezer Darrk, the Sensei, Lady Shiva, and Cassandra Cain (under Deathstroke's influence). Notable members of its vast membership included Hook, Merlyn, Professor Ojo, Dr. Moon, Bronze Tiger, David Cain, Onyx, Shrike, Alpha, and Mad Dog.
Masters of Disaster|]] Batman and the Outsiders|]] #9 (April 1984) A group of mercenaries with an elemental theme.
Misfits ]] #7 (December 1992) A group of Batman's enemies led by Killer Moth that includes Catman, Calendar Man, and Chancer.
The Network Batman: Family|]] #1 (December 2002) A crime family led by Athena that includes Bugg, Dr. Excess, Freeway, Mr. Fun, Suicide King, Technician, and the Tracker as its members.
New Olympians Batman and the Outsiders|]] #14 (October 1984) Maxie Zeus' group of mercenaries selected to represent Greek and Roman gods in order to disrupt the 1984 Olympics. Formed by the Monitor, the group includes Antaeus, Argus, Diana, Nox, and Vulcanus.
Strike Force Kobra Outsiders|]] #21 (July 1987) A group of super-powered operatives created by Kobra based upon some of Batman's most powerful rogues in an operation against Stagg Enterprises. Kobra operative Eve would form another incarnation that would menace the Outsiders led by Eradicator. The original group included Lady Clayface, Planet Master, Elemental Woman, Zebra-Man, and Spectrumonster. Eve's group included Windfall, Syonide, Fauna Faust, Dervish, and Spectra.
Underworld Olympics ]] #272 (February 1976) An organization that hosts an international contest of the best criminals in the world separated by South American, North American, European, and Afro-Asian branches to see what region has the most accomplished villains on Earth.

Mobsters and plainclothes criminals

Besides his infamous rogues gallery|]] of supervillain|]]s, Batman has also faced more "ordinary" enemies, such as assassins, organized crime|mobsters|]], and terrorist|]]s.

In alphabetical order (with issue and date of first appearance)

Villain First appearance Description
Alfred Stryker ]] #27 (May 1939) The first criminal Batman faced.
Brainy Walker ]] #242 (April 1957) Brainy Walker was paroled after three years for counterfeiting and immediately set out to commit fresh crimes. This time though, he used counterfeit thousand-dollars in bills as a distraction. He first planted the phony bills around Gotham City and broadcast clues to there whereabouts. The streets were choked as citizen sought the money. This kept the police occupied with crowd control and traffic control, allowing Walker to commit robberies in relative peace. Walker then tricked Robin into accidentally telling the location of the Batcave. Batman worked with Alfred Pennyworth to make Walker believed Robin's slip of the tongue was part of a plan to trap Walker and his men. When Walker gave up seeking the secret headquarters, he and his gang were finally apprehended.
Bruno Groft and Lekkey Batman|]] #128 (December 1959) Bruno Groft was a foreign agent and assassin-for-hire whose gang kidnapped the Prince, Princess, and Ambassador of Morania. Batman and Robin defeated the gang and prevented Lekkey from assassinating the royal couple.
Catfoot Regan and Beetles Branagan Batman|]] #134 (September 1960) Batman and Robin apprehend Catfoot Regan trying to rob jewels from the movement of a huge clock at a clock fair. Clues on Regan's clothes lead them to the thief's boss, Beetles Branagan, operating a crime-ring from above the city in a huge advertising balloon.
Falcone Crime Family|]] Batman|]] #404 (March 1987) ]] (also known as The Roman) and prominent in the storylines of Batman's early years, including Batman: Year One|Year One|]], Batman: The Long Halloween|The Long Halloween|]], and Batman: Dark Victory|Dark Victory|]]. In the comics, as well as the feature film Batman Begins|]], the Falcone family and Carmine Falcone, in particular, are portrayed as all but completely controlling Gotham City before Batman's arrival. Falcone was killed in The Long Halloween by Two-Face|]].
Ernie Chubb ' #134 Ernie Chubb is a criminal currently incarcerated at Blackgate Penetentiary.
Frenchy Blake ]]" #28 (June 1939)
Gentleman Jim Jansen Batman|]] #134 (September 1960) Gentleman Jim Jansen was an orchid fancier and smuggler whom Batman and Robin discover trying to smuggle hot diamonds inside orchids.
Graham Batman|]] #130 (March 1960) Graham was an expert builder of replicas of ancient weapons for movies. He begins leading a gang that uses ancient weapons such as ballistas and caltrops to loot banks.
Gregorian Falstaff Batman|]] #317 (November 1979) ]] out of business. He once tried to kill Batman with an energy gun, but was pushed by Talia al Ghul|]] into the gunfire, which instantly killed him.
]] ]] #599 (April 1989) Henri Ducard was once one of Batman's teachers in the art of crimefighting. Years later, however, Batman learns that his former mentor is a master criminal. He appears in the three-part miniseries "Blind Justice" in Detective Comics and a few other times later on.[15]
]] ]] #33 (November 1939) Joe Chill is the mugger who murdered Bruce Wayne's parents, inspiring him to become Batman. He first appears in Detective Comics #33, but is not named until Batman #47 (June/July 1948). Different continuities have portrayed him as a small-time criminal, a mob boss or a professional assassin.
Matt Thorne ]] #62 (December 1950/January 1951)

An American criminal that brought several fellows felons with him to England to search of hidden Nazi treasure. They were thwarted in there efforts by the United Kingdom protectors, The Knight and Squire, aided by the Dynamic Duo.

Mr. Lyon ]] #19 (October/November 1943) A criminal who frames the Joker for placing people in animal enclosures that echo their names. He claims the Joker sent him a note threatening to place him in a lion cage, and uses this as an excuse to get bodyguards inside a secure area, which he uses to commit a robbery. The Joker hears of his framing, and places Lyon, Batman, and Robin inside a lion cage, but the Dynamic Duo are able to escape with Lyon, who is arrested along with the Joker.
]] ]] #235 (November 1956) ]] to kill Thomas Wayne, which sparked Bruce Wayne into becoming Batman, as well as bringing the villain Zeiss to Gotham City|]].
Maroni Crime Family|]] ]] #66 (August 1942) Sal "The Boss" Maroni|]], the Maroni family are a prominent crime family in Gotham. In the early years of Batman's career, the Maronis often vied for power and control of the Gotham underworld with the Falcone family. In the majority of Batman's incarnations, Sal Maroni is widely known as the mob boss who threw acid onto the face of District Attorney Harvey Dent during a trial. The resulting injuries and scarring transformed Dent into Two-Face|]]. In The Dark Knight (film)|The Dark Knight|]], Maroni plays the role of one of Gotham City's mob bosses. In The Long Halloween, Maroni is shot in the head and killed by Alberto Falcone|]], the Holiday killer. In the film The Dark Knight (film)|The Dark Knight|]], he was portrayed by Eric Roberts|]].
Ruby Ryder ]] #95 (April/May 1971) ]] and a full-fledged big time criminal. Three meetings with Batman ended in defeat and prison. She also encounters Metamorpho|]], Green Arrow|]], the Metal Men|]], and Plastic Man|]] (the latter of whom falls in love with her).
]] ]] #469 (May 1977) ]] in Batman: The Animated Series|]].
The Squid|]] ]] #497 (December 1980) ]], a former member of the Squid's gang. However, the Squid returns alive in the pages of 52 (comics)|52|]] #25 (October 25, 2006), only to die again as one of the crime bosses killed by Bruno Mannheim|]].
]] ]] #446 (April 1975) Crime Doctor|]].
]] ]] #38 (April 1940) ]]'s parents. In most continuities, Zucco tries to extortion|extort|]] the circus the Graysons work for. When the ringmaster refuses to pay him, he sabotages the act by causing the highwire ropes to break, which sends Dick's parents falling to their deaths.
Wylie ]] #42 (August 1940) Wylie was a millionaire whose business went bankrupt. He was vacationing in Europe when he fell in love with the artwork of one Pierre Antal. He purchased a number of the paintings at relatively inexpensive prices, despite his shaky finances. Wylie then concocted a scheme to bring Antal to America, get his work noticed, and let the value of his Antal collection appreciate so that he could sell the works and restore his lost wealth. He took the plan a step further by letting Antal paint a series of portraits of Gotham wealthiest citizens. After each painting was finished, Wylie would desecrate each image in a specific way that depicts a murder. Disguising himself with a green skull mask, Wylie then murdered the painting's subject in the way that was shown in the desecrated portraits, in the process creating great notoriety for Antal. To make sure the trail does not connect to him he made it seem as if the murderer try to kill him (and barely escaping with a shot arm.) When he tried to kill his fourth victim he was stopped by Robin. Meanwhile, Batman (suspicious of Wylie) laid a trap in the form of Bruce Wayne to get a self-portrait done by Antal. When Wylie broke into the mansion, he placed a gun on Bruce Wayne's head and fired point blank just as Batman arrived and captured him (The Bruce Wylie shot was just a dummy.) Rather than be tried for his crimes, Wylie shot himself. Batman would later note that he considered this to be the Dynamic Duo's first major case.

Two of Batman's mobster foes have donned costumes and crossed over to become supervillain|]]s:

  • Hangman (DC Comics)|The Hangman|]]: A serial killer (during the Dark Victory storyline) who murders police officers on every holiday of the year, leaving behind a version of the children's word game "Hangman" (with key letters missing) with each new victim. All of the victims are police officers who, in one way or another, helped Harvey Dent rise to his position of District Attorney. In the end, the Hangman is revealed to be Sofia Falcone Gigante, daughter of the late crime boss, Carmine Falcone.
  • Holiday (comics)|Holiday|]]: Mysterious Serial killer who murders mobsters and others over a year (during The Long Halloween storyline). The killer's weapon is a .22 Long Rifle|.22 pistol|]] (using a baby bottle nipple as a silencer) with the handle taped and the serial number filed off. Also, every crime takes place on a holiday and a small trinket representing each holiday is left behind at the scene. Alberto Falcone, youngest son of Carmine Falcone, admits to be the Holiday killer, but then Harvey Dent says there were two holiday killers. Batman deduces that since he killed Vernon on Halloween with a .22 pistol, he was in fact the second holiday, however later in a lone monologue Gilda reveals herself as the second or technically first Holiday, who was responsible for the first three murders.

Corrupt cops and government officials

In alphabetical order (with issue and date of first appearance)

Villain First appearance Description
Frank Boles ]] A corrupt Arkham Asylum guard who helps the Joker escape; the Joker later kills him.
Harvey Bullock|]] ]] #441 (June 1974) ]], Bullock is a corrupt police detective under instructions from Gotham City|]]'s Mayor Hamilton Hill to sabotage Commissioner Gordon's career. His method of doing so is to pretend to be exceedingly clumsy, thereby spoiling whatever Gordon is trying to do, seemingly accidentally. After inadvertently giving Gordon a heart attack|]], however, Bullock turns over a new leaf and becomes an honest cop.
Mayor Daniel Danforth Dickerson III ]] #743 (April 2000) No Man's Land|]] and remaining in office until his assassination by the Joker in Gotham Central #12 (December 2003).
Detective Flass|]] Batman|]] #404 (February 1987) Dark Victory|]] #3 (February 2000), but had previously appeared in Batman: Legends of the Dark Knight|Legends of the Dark Knight|]] Annual #2 (1992), in a story set years after the Hangman killings. He is portrayed by Mark Boone Junior|]] in Batman Begins, in which he serves as both Falcone's henchman and Ra's al Ghul's unwitting pawn.
Commissioner Grogan ]] Annual #2 (1995) Year One|]] storyline. Grogan is described by Gordon as being even more crooked than his predecessor. His first name was said to be "Peter", "Jack", and "Edward".
Mayor Hamilton Hill|]] ]] #511 (February 1982) ]]. He helped Thorne oppose Batman, notably by firing Commissioner James Gordon.
]] ]] (vol. 1) #3 (Spring 1942) ]], including Batman.
Mayor David Hull ]] #13 (January 2004) David Hull was Deputy Mayor under Dickerson and was his replacement.
Mayor Armand Krol ]] #647 (August 1992) ]]. During Krol's last days in office, Gotham descended into near anarchy after Ra's al Ghul|]] released the "Clench" virus during the Batman: Contagion|Contagion|]] story arc. He died after contracting the virus.
]] Batman|]] #404 (February 1987) The commissioner of police when Bruce Wayne first returns to Gotham and becomes Batman. He is on the payroll of Carmine Falcone and is later murdered by the Hangman killer in Dark Victory #2 (January 2000).
President Lex Luthor|]] ]] #23 (April 1940) ]]'s primary foe, Luthor attempted to illegally acquire a vast percentage of Gotham's property during the No Man's Land (comics)|No Man's Land|]] incident, but he was stopped by the efforts of Bruce Wayne and Lucius Fox|]]. Later, when Luthor became President, he framed Bruce Wayne for murder. Eventually, Luthor was revealed as a criminal and deposed from the Presidency by Superman and Batman.
Commissioner Peter Pauling Batman|]] #341 (November 1981) ]], who later kills him.

Goons and henchmen of Batman enemies

The following henchmen appear in the comics in alphabetical order (with issue and date of first appearance)

Villain First appearance Description
Aces Batman #32 Joker's henchman who assisted Joker in a college initiation-themed jewelry heist.
Achilles Robin vol. 4 #30 Maxie Zeus' henchman.
Ajax Batman #4 Joker's henchman who was a part of Joker's crime circus.
Antaeus Batman and the Outsiders #14 ]]. He was defeated by Geo-Force who used his powers to lift Antaeus from the ground.
Argus Batman and the Outsiders #14 ]].
Beefy ]] #99 Penguin's henchman.
Billy ]] #610 A henchman of the Ventriloquist that was imprisoned at Blackgate penitentiary.
Black Queenie Batman #5 A member of Joker's gang when it came to operating a smuggling operation on board a gambling ship.
Bruiser Batman #13 Joker's henchman assisted Joker into stealing people's signatures so that Joker can commit greater crimes.
Carmichael Batman #33 Penguin's henchman.
Craven Batman #22 Catwoman's henchman.
Cur ]] Cur, along with associates Lar and Mo, were three thugs hired by various villains, mainly the Joker.
Diana Batman and the Outsiders #14 ]].
Deuces Batman #32 Joker's henchman who assisted Joker in a college initiation-themed jewelry heist.
Duke Wilson Batman #55 Member of Joker's team of 48 Jokers.
Echo ]] Annual #8 (1995) Echo's real name is Nina Damfino, and she is a henchwoman of the Riddler.
Eddie ]] #514 Maxie Zeus' henchman.
Fred Britt ]] #491 Maxie Zeus' henchman.
Hammer Batman #30 Penguin's henchman.
Hector Robin Vol. 4 #30 Maxie Zeus' henchman. He was killed by Maxie Zeus for questioning why he had Robin contact Oracle.
Heracles Robin Vol. 4 #30 Maxie Zeus' henchman.
Jack of Diamonds Batman #5 Diamond Jack Duggan is a member of Joker's gang when it came to operating a smuggling operation on board a gambling ship.
Jay Detective Comics Vol. 2 #5 Penguin's henchman.
Jim Jones Batman #15 Catwoman's henchman.
Joe Batman #47 Catwoman's henchman.
Joe ]] #66 Two-Face's henchman.
Joey ]] #514 Maxie Zeus' henchman.
Julie Caesar Robin Vol. 4 #19 General|]] once.
King of Clubs Batman #5 Clubsy is a member of Joker's gang when it came to operating a smugling operation on board a gambling ship.
Kite Batman #16 Joker's henchman who assisted Joker into robbing a fortune in jewels.
Lar ]] Lar, along with associates Cur and Mo, were three thugs hired by various villains, mainly the Joker.
Lark Detective Comics Vol. 2 #5 Penguin's henchwoman who he sends to target a disguised Charlotte Rivers.
Lefty Batman #53 Joker's henchman who assisted Joker into stealing the golden golf clubs of the Maharajah of Nimpah.
Lewis Batman #44 Joker's henchman who assisted Joker in a plot to abduct two radium thieves and make Batman gamble for their lives.
Lion-Mane Wonder Woman Vol. 1 #278 Huntress|]] infiltrated the prison and challenged Lion-Mane into 1-on-1 fight. If she could win, Lion-Mane would release the hostages, or if Lion-Mane won, she would have to reveal the location of the treasure Catwoman buried in the forest. The fight was tough and almost a draw, but eventually Huntress was able to defeat Lion-Mane. This Lion-Mane has no connection to the Lion-Mane|Hawkman villain of the same name|]].
Louie Batman #27 Penguin's henchman.
Mo ]] Mo, along with associates Lar and Cur, were three thugs hired by various villains, mainly the Joker.
Morris Detective Comics #514 Maxie Zeus' henchman.
Mousery Mager Batman #35 Catwoman's henchman.
Mike Batman #35 Catwoman's henchman.
Moose  ??? Rhino's sister and Ventriloquist's henchman.
Mugsy ]] #583 The Ventriloquist's henchman.
Needles Batman #25 He assisted Joker and Penguin into committing a crime spree.
Nitro Batman #16 Joker's henchman who assisted Joker into robbing a fortune in jewels.
Nox Batman and the Outsiders #14 ]].
Pete Batman #35 Catwoman's henchman.
Proteus Batman and the Outsiders #14 ]].
Query ]] Annual #8 (1995) Query's real name is Diedre Vance, and she is a common henchwoman of The Riddler.
Raven Detective Comics Vol. 2 #5 Penguin's henchman.
Razor ]] A member of the Joker's organization whom he, twice, leaves to die.
Rhino ]] #583 Frederick Rhino is a former bouncer at the Ventriloquist Club who is a henchmen of the Ventriloquist.
Robert "Bob the Goon" Hawkins ]] Bob was the Joker's close trusted friend and first lieutenant among his Goons, until he was shot by the Joker himself.
Slapsy Batman #12 Joker's henchman.
Slim Batman #46 Joker's henchman who assisted Joker in a crime spree that involved leaving greeting card clues for Batman.
Slug Batman #42 Catwoman's henchman.
Snipes Batman #23 Joker's henchman who assisted Joker in an upside down crime spree.
Sparky Batman #16 Joker's henchman who assisted Joker into robbing a fortune in jewels.
Street Demonz Batman #475 A criminal gang that works for the Ventriloquist.
Tino Batman #4 Joker's henchman who was a part of Joker's crime circus.
Tongs Batman #30 Penguin's henchman.
Turk Batman #17 Penguin's henchman who assisted Penguin at the time when he changed his arsenal to guns and fishing poles.
Volcanus Batman and the Outsiders #14 ]].

Allies in conflict

Some characters originally conceived as heroes have come into conflict with Batman.

In alphabetical order (with issue and date of first appearance)

Ally First appearance Description
]] ]] #267 (May 1959) ]] similar to the Superman villain Mister Mxyzptlk|]]. Appearing as a small childlike man in an ill-fitting costume, Bat-Mite possesses near-infinite magical powers and comes from another dimension. Bat-Mite idolizes Batman, and thus he has visited Batman on various occasions, often setting up strange events so that he could see his hero in action. Bat-Mite is arguably more of a nuisance than an enemy to Batman, and often leaves the hero alone when he realizes he has angered his idol.
]] Batman|]] #357 (March 1983) ]], went on to star in the New Teen Titans|]] under the moniker of Nightwing. After the character was killed off, he was resurrected as an enemy of Batman, eventually becoming the second Red Hood and assuming a new role as an anti-hero.

See also

  • List of Aquaman enemies|]]
  • List of Batman enemies in other media|]]
  • List of Flash enemies|]]
  • List of Green Lantern enemies|]]
  • List of Superman enemies|]]
  • List of Wonder Woman enemies|]]


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  2. Blackest Night: Batman #3 (December 2009)
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  4. World's Finest Comics #268 (April/May 1981)
  5. 5.0 5.1 World's Finest Comics #285-288 (November 1982 – February 1983)
  6. Detective Comics #840 (March 2008)
  7. World's Finest Comics #254 (December 1978 / January 1979)
  8. Swamp Thing|]] Annual #3 (1987)
  9. "Modern Age (Year Fourteen) Part One". The Real Batman Chronology Project. October 27, 2009. 
  10. "Modern Age (Year Twenty-Two) Part Three". The Real Batman Chronology Project. June 24, 2010. 
  11. Trinity (comic book)|Trinity|]] #12 (August 20, 2008)
  12. Batman #340 (October 1981)
  13. "5.2 or so About 52 #25 with Michael Siglain". Newsarama. October 27, 2006. 
  14. Detective Comics #691-692 (November – December 1995)
  15. "Modern Age (Year Twelve)". The Real Batman Chronology Project. October 13, 2009. 

16. The Essential Batman Encyclopedia|]] by Robert Greenberger

External links

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