10 Things DC Wants You To Forget About The Penguin

The many failings of the fowl feathered fiend.

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Ever since he waddled onto the scene in 1941, the Penguin has been one of Batman's top villains.

Despite cutting a comical and unintimidating figure with his top hat and tails, Oswald Cobblepot has more than proved his worth over the years. Unlike most of the Dark Knight's rogue's gallery, the Penguin is completely sane, allowing him to focus all of his devious mind on crime

Using his club, the Iceberg Lounge, as a front, the Penguin runs most of the crime syndicates in Gotham, dipping his flippers into all sorts of illegal activities. He's proof that you most definitely shouldn't judge a book by its cover.

Then again, the Penguin is also a short man with a monocle fighting against the world's greatest vigilante so not everything he's tried to do has worked out for the best. In fact, some of Oswald Cobblepot's misadventures have been downright embarrassing.

From his inauspicious inspiration to some of his more ridiculous plans, there are plenty of things about the Penguin that DC would much rather you just forgot about. That's no fun though so let's have a root around in Mr. Cobblepot's dirty laundry to see what we can find.

Hopefully, the results will be less horrifying than that last sentence makes them sound.

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