10 Most Interesting Batman Villains You've Never Heard Of

Not all Batman villains are as well-known as the Joker, and there are some great ones most forgot...

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Like so many other comic book superheroes, Batman has a rogues' gallery, and because he's been fighting crime and kicking butt for 80+ years, he has a rather large on. It may actually be the largest rogues' gallery in the DC Universe, and it includes some big names.

The likes of Bane, Catwoman, Harley Quinn, Deadshot, and Clayface are well known as is the Clown Prince of Crime himself, the Joker. Those are names even the most casual of fans likely knows--especially since they have appeared in live-action television shows, films, and animated series, but what about the rogues most fans have forgotten?

Eight decades is a long time to fight a small group of people, so there have been numerous villains hurled at the Dark Knight over the years and not every one of them went on to reappear as often as the Joker, Penguin, Riddler, Poison Ivy, or Ra's al Gul--some showed up once or only a few times, and vanished!

Just because a villain doesn't make the grade like the Joker, that doesn't mean they aren't a good character. For whatever reason, they just got thrown by the wayside and were rarely used. Of the many villains in Batman's rogues' gallery, these ten are some of the most interesting you've likely never heard of.


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