Blackgate Penitentiary appears in 141 issues.
Arnold Etchison was convinced that his family was evil. He killed them, and believed he had absorbed some of their life force at their demise. Seemingly drawing strength from each death he tended to go for overkill in his murders which followed a ritual of skinning them.
A genius who uses mathematical formulas to defeat Batman.
Warden of Blackgate Penitentiary.
Tony Zucco is the mobster who arranged the deaths of John and Mary Grayson for failing to pay protection money.
A low level villain of high muscle mass and poor education, the Baffler is on a fruitless quest to be known and respected. He leaves childish clues to his crimes in an attempt to be like his former employer, Cluemaster.
Forced to serve a life sentence for the crimes of his father, Bane was born and raised in the underground prison, Peña Duro. There, he forged himself into the pinnacle of physical and mental potential all without seeing the light of day. Escaping to Gotham City, Bane challenged Batman and became famous as "The Man Who Broke the Bat".
Bruce Wayne, who witnessed the murder of his billionaire parents as a child, swore to avenge their deaths. He trained extensively to achieve mental and physical perfection, mastering martial arts, detective skills, and criminal psychology. Costumed as a bat to prey on the fears of criminals, and utilizing a high-tech arsenal, he became the legendary Batman.
He tends to use the latest in high tech weaponry such as laser assisted rifles. He is an Olympic level athlete and has trained intensely in many forms of physical combat. There have been three that have taken on the identity.
Calendar Man is fascinated by dates and calendars; even his real name is a pun on the Julian and Gregorian calendars.
He is obsessed with pirates and his pirate themed crimes often brought him into confrontation with Batman.
A renowned hunter turned bumbling villain, Thomas Blake lived with a lion pride in the wild to rediscover himself. Now more deadly and resourceful, Catman has become one of the world's premier hunters and trackers. The first appearance of Catman is Detective Comics 311.
Matthew Hagen is a shapeshifter, and one of the many people to use the name Clayface.
Basil Karlo was an actor who upon discovering that a remake of one of his classic horror movies was being made went insane and began killing the cast and crew, wearing the mask of the film's villain Clayface, until stopped by Batman. Initially having no superpowers, Karlo joined with a group of other "Clayfaces" and stole their combined powers, allowing him to shapeshift into any forms he wants.
Cluemaster was once known as Arthur Brown, a failed game show host who turned to a life of crime, leaving trademark clues as to his actions. He had a daughter, Stephanie, who took up the name Spoiler. After Stephanie's death revenge becomes his only goal.
Crazy Quilt uses a mind controlling helmet to commit crimes.
A hired killer with subtle mind-control abilities who was killing off the CEO's of companies doing top secret research for the government. Lucius Fox was the last CEO he was trying to kill before Batman stopped him.
One of the world's deadliest assassins, and the father of Cassandra Cain.
A short lived character who appeared in a Batman story in the pre-Crisis universe.
Lester is the criminal named Electrocutioner. He started out as a hero but ended up being a criminal and mercenary. Like many heroes and villains, two other people have used his identity.
A deeply disturbed postal employee who went on a serial killing rampage after being fired from his job.
The Firebug wears an insulated costume containing hidden tanks of a concentrated napalm derivative that he is able to project from hidden openings in the fingertips of his gloves.
Garfield Lynns was a special effects expert who was eventually driven insane and became obsessed with flames. Lynss adopted the name of Firefly and became a crazed arsonist. Firefly's main foe is Batman but has been known to clash with Batgirl on several occasions.
A slick Gotham criminal, whose modus operandi is making a slick getaway. He is currently under chemotherapy and his identity is now carried by his daughter, Olivia.
The Joker, Clown Prince of Crime, is Batman's arch-nemesis. An agent of chaos known for his malicious plots, wacky gadgets and insidious smile, he has caused Batman more suffering than any other villain he has ever faced. His origin, name, and true motivations remain a mystery.
Sadist and murderer
Anatoli Knyazev is a cybernetically-enhanced super-assassin who has clashed with Batman on several occasions. Formerly a Soviet agent, Anatoli is now a freelance mercenary.
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