The Cape Crusader has faced off against numerous villains throughout the years ranging from the demented, the superpowered, and even the mystical. There are so many that it's hard to keep track of them all but some have made more of an impact than others. Here are some of the deadliest villains that Batman has ever faced.
The Joker is a serial killer and a supervillain who dresses like a clown and commits violent crimes. He is a brilliant and ruthless criminal mastermind. His crimes are motivated by his sadistic desire to show people the meaninglessness of life through pain and death.
Ra's al Ghul (translated as Head of the Demon) is an immortal eco-terrorist that believes that humanity is a blight on the planet. This has led him to seek the destruction of modern society through the establishment of the League of Assassins.
Deathstroke is a former soldier turned mercenary and assassin that took part in an experimental super-soldier project gaining enhanced strength, agility, and intelligence. He's the archenemy of the Teen Titans as well adversary to Batman and Green Arrow.
Red Hood is the name of several characters usually associated with the Batman mythos as villains. Many years later Jason Todd, formerly a Robin who had been killed by the Joker, took the name following his resurrection.
Bane is a brilliant world-class fighter and tactical genius who augments his great physical strength with a steroid called "venom". He vowed to destroy Batman and succeeded by breaking the caped crusader's back.
Hush is the childhood best friend of Bruce Wayne, grown up to become one of Batman's greatest enemies. Tommy uses dual handguns as his signature weapons and has a penchant for quoting philosopher Aristotle.
Killer Croc is an enemy of Batman with incredible super-strength and a crocodile-like appearance. This mutation was originally a birth defect, although he becomes more reptilian over time due to genetic experimentation.
Talon is a name used by several different characters in Batman mythology. The Court of Owls has a legion of highly-trained assassins called Talons to control their interests.
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