We all know the Joker, Penguin, Two-Face, Mr. Freeze, the classic Batman villains. But the Caped Crusader has fought dozens of enemies over his 70+ year career. There are plenty of them most people are unfamiliar with. Some of them are really fun and interesting like Black Mask or Deadshot, who will be appearing in this summer’s Suicide Squad played by Will Smith. However, most are poorly conceived with some venturing into truly abhorrent. Here are what I consider the 10 dumbest Batman villains:
10. Solomon Grundy
Solomon Grundy is literally a zombie. He’s huge though which means he has super strength. And since he’s a zombie he’s virtually immortal because he’s already dead.
Ratcatcher is an actual rat-catcher. At least he was. Otis Flannegan quit the rat-catching business to take up a life of crime, using his special talent, controlling rats.
8. The Ventriloquist and Scarface
The Ventriloquist is a ventriloquist with a dummy called Scarface, after Al Capone’s nickname. Scarface is dressed as a gangster from Capone’s era right down to the Tommy Gun. And that’s how the Ventriloquist commits crimes, with a dummy holding a Tommy Gun.
What an awful pun. First appearing towards the end of the Cold War, KGBeast is an enhanced KGB agent. His resume includes the assassination of Anwar Sadat.
6. Mad Hatter
The Mad Hatter is a villain inspired by the Alice in Wonderland character of the same name. He’s a master of mind control and often uses his crazy hats as mind control devices.
5. Killer Moth
He’s like Batman but based on a Moth instead of a bat. Moths and bats are similar, right?
4. Kite Man
Kite Man commits his crimes while flying using a giant kite. His real name is Charlie Brown. The fact that he’s only number 4 on this list shows just how terrible some Batman villains are.
3. Humpty Dumpty
This villain is not even trying to be bad. He’s just an egg-headed idiot that destroys things while trying to fix them. In one such case, he derails a subway.
2. Calendar Man
Calendar man is a villain who commits crimes based on certain dates, hence Calendar Man. Sounds like a joke but he’s a real character.
He’s the inverse of Batman. He’s not a man who dresses like a bat, rather he’s a man sized bat. Now, he’s not a bat that grew to the size of the man. That would be ridiculous. He’s just the result of some bad science. Makes perfect sense.