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[[folder:The Joker]]
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--> '''Voiced By:''' Creator/MarkHamill

--> ''"It'd be funny if it weren't so ''pathetic''... Oh, what the heck, I'll laugh anyway!"''

A lowly gangster, known to some as Jack Napier, working for Sal Valestra who, one night, during a mishap encounter with Batman in a chemical factory, falls into a vat of unknown chemicals, which stain his skin a sickly white, turn his hair green, and leaves him with a twisted smile. From then, he rose to become the greatest villain known to the streets of Gotham City (and beyond), SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker. He is the arch-nemesis of Batman and has a penchant for turning all his crimes into a game for his own amusement. He developed a strange toxin called "Joker Gas" (or Laughing Gas on occasion) that can cause a victim to laugh themselves to death, leaving them with a disturbing grin.

* AndYourLittleDogToo: Threatens Charlie Collins's wife and son.
* AnswersToTheNameOfGod: He pulls of a more family-friendly version on a copyright official.
-->'''Mr. Francis:''' Great Scott!
-->'''Joker:''' ''Actually'', I'm Irish.
* AntagonistInMourning: His reaction to Batman's "death". Because ''[[TheOnlyOneAllowedToDefeatYou he]]'' [[TheOnlyOneAllowedToDefeatYou wanted to defeat Batman]] and because [[VictoryIsBoring "without Batman, crime has no punchline"]].
* AnythingButThat: He does pick his targets; "I'm crazy enough to go after Batman, but the IRS? ''No'' thank you!!"
* ArchEnemy: To Batman. He ''is'' The Joker after all. In WesternAnimation/BatmanBeyond, years into the future, Terry [=McGinnis=] noted that while the retired Bruce Wayne openly discussed his other enemies, he avoided mentioning Joker. Bruce criticized the notion of the Arch Enemy by poining out:
--> "It wasn't a popularity contest. He was a psychopath, a monster."
* AxCrazy: When ticked off. His general unpredictability is part of what makes him the scariest criminal in Gotham.
* {{Badass}}
** BadassInANiceSuit: He does sport a pretty cool one, believe it or not.
** BadassLongcoat: It's not particularly stylish when compared to his suit, but it still looks good.
** BadassNormal: Has no superpowers.
** CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass: Despite his goofy nature, he can (DependingOnTheWriter) sometimes hold his own in a fistfight against Batman and also proved a reasonably good fighter in ''Injustice For All'' and is probably the villain to have come closest to killing Superman, aside from Darkseid.
** TookALevelInBadass: [[spoiler:When he goes all "GrandTheftMe" on Tim Drake, he utilises the training that he has available to great effect]]. Even earlier in the Superman/Batman three-part episode ''World's Finest'', he comes perilously close to killing Superman, coming closer than any villain except Darkseid.
* BadBoss: In case you ever forget how much of an asshole he is, just look at the way he abuses Harley sometimes.
* BerserkButton: Don't ever pull a prank on this guy. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a-rhhbZ6GBI You'll be lucky if you're already dead.]]
* BigBad: In ''WesternAnimation/BatmanMaskOfThePhantasm'' and ''WesternAnimation/BatmanBeyondReturnOfTheJoker''. He's also the most recurring threat out of all the villains, although in terms of scale he doesn't ''quite'' match Ra's.
* BigBadDuumvirate: With Lex Luthor in "World's Finest", though he's technically TheDragon in this case.
* BlackEyesOfCrazy: In the revamp.
* BluntYes: He and Harley Quinn ran out of gas during an escape. When he berated her for not refueling the car, she reminded him they were broke and asked what he wanted her to do: "fill the tank, shoot the guy and drive off?" The Joker silently nodded and she complained he didn't tell her before.
* BondOneLiner: ''WesternAnimation/BatmanMaskOfThePhantasm'' has Joker delivering a death threat to a foe's apartment via phone... At the same time as a remote-controlled plane bombed said apartment to smithereens. [[spoiler:Unfortunately Batman was in said apartment to snoop around and managed to divert the plane with a Batarang, but it ''would'' have been a straight example for the intended recipient.]] The telephone used for the threat is intact enough for the Joker to deliver the following gem:
-->'''Joker:''' ''*Over the phone*'' Hello? Hello, operator? I believe my party's been... Disconnected! [[EvilLaugh HA HA HA HA HA HA HA!]]
* BowtiesAreCool: He certainly thinks so, even making a point of adjusting his bowtie while remarking that he's a "much better dresser" than Batman.
* BreakingTheFourthWall: About 2/3 of the way through "Christmas with the Joker", he tells all the Gothamites who are watching that his Christmas special will return after "a word from our sponsor." Both the fictional program and the episode itself then cut to a commercial break in our own world. (The gag is ruined on DVD, where there are no commercial interruptions.)
* ButForMeItWasTuesday: His ultimate response to ruining Charlie Collins's life and then killing him is akin to someone finishing off a collection--he just decides to get a new hobby.
-->'''Joker''' ''(casually)'': Looks like I'll need to get a new hobby now that Charlie's... ("dead" gesture) ffft.
-->'''Harley''' ''(even more casual)'': Macramé's nice.
* ChekhovsGunman: [[spoiler: ''Mask of the Phantasm'' has a mobster that appears in the back of an old photo and is seen when Andrea and Bruce are about to talk to Andrea's father about the engagement. Turns out that's the man that would later become the Joker.]]
* CombatPragmatist: One reason he's so dangerous in a fight.
* CurseCutShort: "Looks like I'll need to get a new hobby now that Charlie's ffft..." (mimes mushroom cloud.)
* CutLexLuthorACheck: Tries to do this in ''The Laughing Fish'' by infecting all of the fish in Gotham with a toxin that gives them Joker grins, then claiming that that gives him the right to copyright all fish in Gotham. He clearly thinks of this as a great way to get money legally. Unfortunately, copyright law doesn't work even a little bit like that, and he grows quite angry when this is pointed out to him. His "solution" is to start poisoning the staff of the copyright office one-by-one with his smile toxin until they agree to see it his way.
* DartboardOfHate:
** A TV example where he throws a pie on his own TV as if he's hitting the Mayor's face.
** He flings darts at a newspaper's front-page photograph of Commissioner Gordon.
* DeathDealer: Packs razor-edged playing cards on occasion.
* DisproportionateRetribution: He was guilty of this on more or less a regular basis.
** "The Laughing Fish": The Joker introduces his "smile" toxin into the fish supply of Gotham Harbor, hoping to trademark the red-lipped, grinning ichthyoids and sell them in supermarkets. When told that he cannot trademark fish he retaliates by carrying out an elaborate scheme to murder everyone in the Gotham City patent office until he gets his way.
** "The Joker's Wild": An entrepreneur opens a casino in Gotham City based on the Joker's likeness and gimmicks. Joker is so incensed that a complete stranger would try to "cash in on my image" that he plots to blow the casino up. Ironically, [[spoiler:the entire point of the entrepreneur cashing in on Joker's image was that he ''wanted'' Joker to come and trash the place. The entire place was set up for an insurance scam]]. Too bad for him, the Joker eventually decided he would rather kill the guy and run the place himself...
** "Be a Clown": Mayor Hamilton Hill (who despises Batman) appears on television claiming that Batman and the Joker are equally as bad. Joker finds this comparison so insulting that (disguised as a party clown) he crashes a birthday party held at the mayor's estate for his son, Jordan, and attempts to blow up Jordan's birthday party (along with all the guests) with a stick of dynamite in the cake.
** "Make 'Em Laugh": Bitter about being disqualified from an annual stand-up comedy competition (Because he hadn't registered as a competitor), the Joker steals some mind-control implants from the Mad Hatter, kidnaps the three comedians who serve as judges in the annual competition, fits them with the implants and warps them into becoming costumed criminals who attempt reckless capers (with one of the brainwashed judges winding up in the hospital after falling off a bridge) and replaces the judges with his own men just so he can win the trophy. Batman puts it well: "Only you would ruin three lives for a silly piece of tin."
--->'''Joker''': It's not about the piece of tin! It's about the title!
** But the most extreme example had to be that depicted in "Joker's Favor": After rudely cutting off another motorist on the freeway, Joker is yelled at by that motorist and retaliates by forcing the other man off the road and chasing him into the woods, threatening to kill him when he catches him. The man begs for his life, and Joker agrees to spare him if he will perform "a favor" for Joker sometime in the future. The man promptly changes his name and relocates his family to Ohio, but Joker obsessively stalks him and finally tracks him down, forcing him to honor the favor owed to him. Once the man has done this favor (which makes him an unwitting accessory to the attempted assassination of Commissioner Gordon), Joker tries to do him in for good. When the man survives and finally works up the nerve to confront his tormentor, Joker threatens to kill his family. All this because of a minor altercation on the freeway.
--->'''Charlie Collins:''' Exactly at what point did I become [[CosmicPlaything life's punching bag]]?
** Inverted in "The Last Laugh," after Batman destroys the Joker's pet robot, Captain Clown (which Joker considers murder, since Captain Clown was his best friend). Joker retaliates by.... [[PokeThePoodle dumping a forklift full of smelly garbage right on top of Batman]].
* DomesticAbuser: The Joker and Harley have what is, beneath the make-up, a classic abusive relationship filled with emotional trauma and physical violence.
* DontTryThisAtHome: Escapes from Arhkam with a rather dangerous-looking stunt: tying a rock around a rope made from bedsheets, using it as a grapple to snag a truck passing by the asylum, and using it to pull himself over the fence. He laughs [[LeaningOnTheFourthWall "Don't try this at home, kiddies!"]] before he pulls it off.
* TheDragon: To Luthor on occasion, notably "World's Finest" and "Injustice For All", in which he strongarms his position into Lex's right-hand man.
* TheDreaded: Not so much in the beginning, but once word got out about how frightening he was?
* DrivenToSuicide:
-->'''Batgirl''': Don't be stupid! You can't save that money!
-->'''Joker''': I don't wanna save it! I ''wanna'' go with it!
* ElectricJoybuzzer: A favorite gadget of his.
* EvenEvilHasStandards: The Joker might crazy enough to take on Batman, but not even he has the guts to take on the [=IRS=]. Plus his meetings with the Creeper...
* EvilGenius: Beneath his makeup, Joker is extremely intelligent with a great knowledge of chemistry which he uses to make his Joker Gas and is a brilliant GadgeteerGenius, capable of building robots like "Captain Clown". [[spoiler: He boasts of this, with some justice, in ''Return of the Joker'' by pointing out that he used cutting edge genetics to orchestrate his GrandTheftMe, claiming that he was "years ahead of his time" in pulling of the nearest thing to a science fiction SoulJar]].
* EvilHasABadSenseOfHumor: Of the, "killing people with laughing gas and bombing a whole city is a ''hoot''" variety.
* EvilIsNotAToy: Many people who get him as a PsychoForHire eventually find this out the hard way, often when they've ordered him around one time too many or the game's just gotten boring. Just ask SelfDemonstrating/LexLuthor and [[spoiler:Salvatore Valestra]].
* EvilIsPetty: In "Make 'Em Laugh" he ruined the lives of three comedians just because they didn't let him win the comedy contest.
** In "The Laughing Fish", he targets two copyright bureaucrats because they ''legally cannot patent his intoxicated fish''. If Batman hadn't put an end to his scheme, it's likely he would probably have killed them for real and many more.
* EvilerThanThou: To Lex Luthor. In World's Finest, Luthor thought he held his strings the entire time and when the Joker failed to kill Superman (though he came closer than almost anyone previously), tries to betray and kill him. This turned out to be an incredibly '''BAD''' idea.
* EvilLaugh: His most marked feature.
* EvilSoundsDeep: When Joker's voice gets deep, it's a sign that he's ''not'' amused, at least earlier on. As Hamill got older, his voice gradually got deeper, with Justice League having his voice at its deepest.
* EvilSoundsRaspy: In addition to becoming deeper, his voice also got much raspier as time went on.
* [[spoiler:FamousLastWords: "That's not funny... that's not..."]]
** [[spoiler:Technically, his second life has "I can't hear you!"]]
* FauxAffablyEvil: A great example is from The Laughing Fish. He politely enters a copyright office and tries getting his fish patented legally... then slaps a copyright bureaucrat with a fish and threatens to murder him when it turns out that's not how it works.
* FedToTheBeast: He threatens to throw people to his hyenas, though whether or not he actually follows through on this threat is rather unclear.
* FirstLawOfResurrection: Appears to die several times in the series proper. Never sticks. [[spoiler: Until ''Return of the Joker''.]]
* FleetingPassionateHobbies: Darkly invoked in Charlie Collins's case; see ButForMeItWasTuesday.
* AFoolAndHisNewMoneyAreSoonParted: Upon coming into possession of $250 million in ''Joker's Millions'', he immediately blows most, if not all, of it on things like mansions, fast cars, and the like. [[spoiler:The guy who willed it to him, mobster "King" Barlowe, anticipated that he would do this, and made it the cornerstone of his ThanatosGambit]].
* ForgotToPayTheBill: "Joker's Millions".
* ForTheEvulz: When he isn't [[PsychoForHire selling his services]].
* FromNobodyToNightmare: His origins are rather meager as a thug working for Sal Valestra (shown during ''Mask of the Phantasm'') but after just one botched job he rises to become so much more...
** In the DCAU MythArc, he starts as a common criminal, becomes a supervillain with a gimmick, and becomes progressively dangerous. After Batman shuts down his operations in Gotham, he moves to other cities like Metropolis and Las Vegas and becomes [[SerialEscalation increasingly dangerous]] on a nation-wide scale. In the BTAS, he shifts from both extremes on a daily basis, some days he'll pull of silly crimes like hijacking a comedy competition, other days he'll launch a city-scale air strike or hold the city ransom by using a nuclear weapon.
* FunnyAnsweringMachine: Naturally, it's also disturbing.
-->'''Joker''': [''laughs''] Boy, did ''you'' get a wrong number. Leave your message at the sound of the shriek.
-->'''Man's voice''': No! Please! Don't! [''shrieks'']
* GenreSavvy / DangerouslyGenreSavvy: When, in ''Joker's Millions'', he ''really'' needs to get some cash, he deliberately plans a heist with none of his trademarks so that Batman wouldn't be able to trace it back to him, and has one of his goons put on white makeup and hang out at the Penguin's club so he'll have an alibi. [[spoiler: It doesn't work when Bruce Wayne sees the henchman's makeup sweat off]].
** He insists that his men try to shoot Bruce Wayne down in "World's Finest" and do so quickly, aware that Superman will interfere quickly.
** In his two-part stint as an ArcVillain in Justice League, [[spoiler:it turns out that he had a second plan after all, and that the first was just a diversion. The second plan in question was made possible because the League played into his hands]].
** When he joins the Injustice Gang, he's the only one to insist that they kill Batman ASAP.
* GigglingVillain: Though often as a prelude to more maniacal laughter.
* GivingThemTheStrip: Batman tries to grab him, only to end up holding his cardigan, complete with a false set of arms.
* HangingJudge: Masquerades as one during ''Trial'', complete with powdered wig.
* HatesBeingTouched:
-->'''Joker''': Don't ''touch'' me, old man! [[MoodWhiplash ...I don't know where you've been!]]
* HiddenDepths: While the audience knows better and never underestimates him, other villains tend to think he's just a harmless clown at first. The Joker Gas is something of his own concoction and virtually every contribution to the story of ''Return of The Joker'' is methodical and well-thought out. He also seems to have an air of {{Genre Savv|y}}iness about him.
* HoistByHisOwnPetard: In "Joker's Favor", he's ultimately beaten and humiliated by one of his own dud bombs.
* HomemadeSweaterFromHell: Wears a rather subdued example for his [[DoNotAdjustYourSet "Christmas special."]]
* TheHyena: C'mon. It's ''The Joker''.
* {{Hypocrite}}: In ''Mad Love'', he yells at Harley for suggesting that he just shoot Batman. Then, after Harley captures Batman and she tells him to come over, he beats her and is about to set Batman free, only to try and just shoot him.
* IgnoreTheFanservice: To Harley in "Mad Love" and "The Creeper".
* {{Incoming|Ham}} [[Creator/MarkHamill Hamill]]: He's introduced via singing Christmas songs while escaping from Arkham on a rocket disguised as a tree.
-->"Crashing through the roof, in a one horse open tree..."
* InsaneTrollLogic: ''The Laughing Fish'' revolves around him poisoning all of Gotham's fish so they have creepy Joker smiles, which he then tries to use as a reason to copyright all fish products. When the guy at the copyright office points out that he can't do that because copyright doesn't work that way, he is ''very'' angry.
* JokerImmunity: Survives bad incident after bad incident.
** [[spoiler:KilledOffForReal: In WesternAnimation/BatmanBeyondReturnOfTheJoker]].
* JumpingOutOfACake: "Joker's Favor"
* InstantSoprano: At the time, a GroinAttack could be included in the show with [[GettingCrapPastTheRadar careful positioning]]. To indicate to the viewer that it actually had happened, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aAWvgPO_s7w the Joker's voice got noticeably higher]].
* {{Irony}}: He does want people to laugh, albeit in his own sick, insane way, but as Terry points out in ''WesternAnimation/BatmanBeyond'', he really sucks at being a comedian in any form.
* KickMePrank: In "The Man Who Killed Batman", the criminals hold a funeral for Batman, who is thought dead. The Joker attaches a "Kick Me" sign to Batman's empty cape and cowl before it is to be sealed in a coffin.
* KickTheDog: Harley and especially [[spoiler:Tim Drake]].
* KilledOffForReal: [[spoiler:In a subversion of [[JokerImmunity the very trope named after him]], the Joker eventually got this treatment in the {{DCAU}}. Yes, having proven himself as much of a survivor as his counterpart in the comics, every bit the "no one" in NoOneCouldSurviveThat, ''WesternAnimation/BatmanBeyondReturnOfTheJoker'' took the big leap and put him down once and for all - killing him twice; first his body was destroyed and buried deep within Arkham Asylum in flashback, then the chip containing a copy of his DNA and memories was burned out, just to make sure he won't be coming back. (In just a bit of a cheat, the event occurs at the far end of the universe-at-large's history, allowing him to show up in stories taking place earlier; ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague'' took advantage of this.)]]
* KillerYoyo: Has used one at least twice
* LackOfEmpathy: Very clearly feels none of the pain that he causes others.
* LargeHam: Did we mention he's The Joker ?
* LaughablyEvil: ZigZagged. His sheer insanity is sometimes PlayedForLaughs as evidenced when he kidnapped three people and threatened to kill them along with several others just for the sake of [[spoiler: throwing a pie in Batman's face.]]. Similarly, his propensity for pettiness is also used as a source of comedy in "Make 'Em Laugh" and "Joker's Millions". Nevertheless, despite such occasional moments of levity involving his character, he holds the notorious distinction of being the most sinister and abhorrent of Gotham's Rogues due to his willingness to [[WouldHurtdirectly directly target children]], his central role in depriving Bruce Wayne (i.e.: Batman) of his last chance for happiness in [[BatmanMaskOfThePhantasm Mask of the Phantasm]], his horrific abuse of Harley Quinzel, as well as [[spoiler: his torture of Tim Drake.]]
* LaughingMad: C'mon. It's ''The Joker''.
* LaughTrack: In ''Christmas with the Joker'', he uses a laugh track in grossly inappropriate fashion while discussing violence/terrorism. It's possibly a secondary Lampshade Hanging that the "audience" he's using is revealed to be cardboard cutouts.
* LostInACrowd: In ''Joker's Wild'' and ''Holiday Knights''
* LukeIAmYourFather: Averted. WordOfGod stated that Joker is not related to the Dee-Dee twins, although Harley Quinn was.
* MadScientist: At ''WesternAnimation/BatmanBeyondReturnOfTheJoker'' he claims to be one. FridgeBrilliance if you think that he must have been creating Joker Venom from common chemicals:
-->'''Joker:''' ''Beneath this puckish exterior lies the mind of a genius years ahead of my time. In the weeks young Robin was under my tutelage, I used him as the subject of my greatest experiment. Using cutting-edge genetics technology which I pinched here and there, I encoded my DNA in a microchip and set it in [[spoiler: Bird Boy's birdbrain]].''
* ManipulativeBastard: He plays this trope ''very'' well, being able to manipulate police, Batman and the Justice League at one point.
* ManOfWealthAndTaste: Almost always wears a purple tuxedo.
* MasterPoisoner: He makes all of his own toxins.
* MoneyToThrowAway: Hopefully most of the money he was tossing was the counterfeit stuff King Barlowe had tricked him with.
* MonsterClown: Something about the way he's drawn in ''Justice League'' makes him creepy to simply look at.
* MoralMyopia: "You killed Captain Clown. '''[[SeriousBusiness YOU KILLED CAPTAIN CLOWN!!!]]'''" (Captain Clown was a mindless robot.)
* MoreTeethThanTheOsmondFamily: Often animated with more teeth than the human outh should be able to hold.
* MultipleChoicePast: ''Mad Love'' demonstrates that he has offered several [[FreudianExcuse tragic backstories]] to those who ask.
* NearVillainVictory: In ''World's Finest'', he has Superman trapped in a room with Kryptonite and dances around him electrocuting him, with no way out. Had Batman not pulled out a BigDamnHeroes, Superman would have died.
* NerfArm: In ''WesternAnimation/BatmanMaskOfThePhantasm'', he has the choice to fight the Phantasm with either a [[{{BFS}} giant, menacing, kitchen knife]] or a processed Bologna log. Guess which one he chooses.
* NeverFoundTheBody: Pulled this off often during the series.
* NiceHat: Occasionally dons a fedora when he's outdoors, and wears a top hat in ''Harlequinade'' (which he then pulls a bomb out of).
* NoDelaysForTheWicked / ImplacableMan / OffscreenTeleportation: He manages to find Charlie Collins wherever he goes, no matter Charlie's maneuvers to lose him.
* NoOneShouldSurviveThat: He has survived falls and explosions, and seems immortal, hence the term JokerImmunity. [[spoiler: Ironically he is KilledOffForReal in the ''Batman Beyond'' movie.]]
* NotDistractedByTheSexy: Several times, to Harley's chagrin.
* NotSoHarmlessVillain: As both Lex Luthor and Superman found out.
* OffModel: He in particular seemed oddly prone to this in BTAS.
* TheOnlyOneAllowedToDefeatYou: There are some eps that has Joker showcasing this trope. ''Mad Love'' especially when even Harley is not exempt from this.
* ParanoiaGambit: In "Joker's Millions", he inherits a fortune and uses it to buy his freedom, then spends a montage living it up as a rich man. When asked by Penguin what his scheme is, Joker remarks that he has none; The knowledge that the Bat-family can't touch him and that it's upsetting Batman is good enough.
* PoisonousCaptive: He talked his psychiatrist Harleen Quinzel into becoming Harley Quinn while still in Arkham. And it was implied early in the episode that he compromised the ones before her in a similar fashion.
* PsychoForHire: When he's not {{f|orTheEvulz}}reelancing.
* PsychopathicManchild: Andrea Beaumont, in the comic book sequel to ''WesternAnimation/BatmanMaskOfThePhantasm'' hesitated for a second from putting him at the core of the explosion consuming the fairgrounds due to the Joker's transformation turning him into "an insane clown, untouched by fear, incapable of remorse."
* PungeonMaster: Lapses into this on occasion - puns are a form of humor, after all.
* PutTheLaughterInSlaughter: Probably the poster boy for this trope. He'll kill people with laughter on occasion too.
* RedEyesTakeWarning: His design in ''Batman Beyond'', which, according to WordOfGod, was a deliberate ShoutOut to ''Film/TheSilenceOfTheLambs''.
* RevengeSVP: In "Joker's Favor", though it's more likely he's just taking the chance to kill Gordon while his guard is down, Joker claims that he plans to attack Gordon's testimonial just because he wasn't invited.
* SarcasmFailure:
** In ''Almost Got 'Im'', the Joker, who is saving his story for last, spends most of the episode quipping at and mocking the other villains' stories. However, Killer Croc's story is so dumb Joker can only stare dumbfounded at him, with this sort of "what-is-this-guy-even-''doing''-here" expression frozen on his face.
** In ''WesternAnimation/BatmanBeyondReturnOfTheJoker'', he spends most of the film quipping, laughing, and generally being his usual MonsterClown self (with a bit of [[SurroundedByIdiots anger on the side]]). The only scene that makes him drop it all is [[spoiler:when Tim Drake shoots him]].
--->'''The Joker:''' That's not funny... That's not...
* SeriousBusiness: The Joker kidnaps and brainwashes three famous comedians all so that he can rig a comedy competition. As he explains, it is not about the trophy, it is about the ''title''.
* ShamuFu: In ''The Laughing Fish'' The Joker hits an accountant with a fish for interrupting him.
* SharpDressedMan: Mentions this about himself.
-->'''Joker''': '''WHAT?!!''' Compare me to Batman?! I got more style, more brains! I'm certainly a better dresser!
* ShootTheTelevision: In "Joker's Millions", he shoots the VideoWill in which his benefactor reveals [[spoiler:most of the money is fake]].
* SlasherSmile: Wears a permanent one.
* TheSociopath: The most clear-cut example among Batman's major nemeses. [[spoiler:Even his pre-acid dip incarnation who only appears briefly in flashbacks, has shades of this.]]
* StepfordConsumer: One of his schemes involved making a commercial. Even with the Joker's usual level of trademark enthusiasm, the commercial barely seemed out of place.
* SuperWindowJump: Despite being GenreSavvy enough about the silliness, he does one (from a considerable height) of his own in ''Mask of the Phantasm''. But then again he IS GenreSavvy enough to be aware of his own JokerImmunity.
* SueDonym: In ''Joker's Millions'', the impoverished Joker is living in a cheap apartment due to money issues. When heading in, he's addressed at the front desk as a "Mr. Ker" implying he signed his name as "Joe Ker" when renting the place.
* TakeAThirdOption: In "Joker's Millions", since he has two choices (either go to jail for tax evasion or admit that he's been fooled and become a laughing stock), he chooses to commit a crime to get his fortune back.
* [[spoiler:ThanatosGambit: How he circumnavigates death at the hands of Tim Drake.]]
* ThrowDownTheBomblet: He's used a variety of explosives in combat, including seemingly ordinary-looking marbles and grenades with his own face painted on them.
* TrainEscape: In ''Mad Love'' the Joker falls off a ledge onto a train's roof during a chase scene. He tries to taunt Batman, [[StealthHiBye only to find him standing right behind his back]].
* UnexpectedInheritance: ''Joker's Millions''. [[spoiler:Most of it is fake.]]
* UnexplainedRecovery: For examples of him being a master of this kind of thing, see ''WesternAnimation/BatmanMaskOfThePhantasm'' and ''The Batman/Superman Movie''.
-->'''Harley:''' ''Puddin'!''\\
'''Batman:''' [[BondOneLiner At this point, he probably is.]]
** [[Recap/TheNewBatmanAdventuresE21MadLove The episode]] (and earlier comic) for the {{Trope Namer|s}} of MadLove features Batman punching him off a moving track and falling directly into a factory's smokestack. He lives, [[JokerImmunity of course]], and by this point his ability to survive anything is so taken for granted not even a cursory attempt is made to explain it.
* UnwittingPawn: Cameron Kaiser builds a casino themed after him. Joker is understandably incensed, breaks out of Arkham to punish this act of image-theft by blowing up the joint. As Batman finds out, Kaiser had spent too much on his building, and gave it a Joker-theme so the Joker would do just that, and then cash in on the insurance.
* VictoryIsBoring: In ''The Man Who Killed Batman'', Joker is clearly unconvinced of his nemesis's demise and goes about robbing a diamond store to force Batman to come thwart him. After a standoff several hours long, he grudgingly admits his greatest foe is gone and that [[AntagonistInMourning crime is no more fun without him.]] He orders his gang to take nothing and leaves empty handed.
* VillainousBreakdown: Has a funny one, being bullied by Charlie Collins and [[EntitledBastard calling Batman for help!]]
* VillainousCheekbones: All the better to showcase his enormous smile.
* VillainsOutShopping: After he throws out Harley, we next see him stumbling around his hideout in boxers, [[MenCantKeepHouse forgetting to feed the hyenas and unable find his socks]]. The commentary jokes that there's a good reason [[{{Squick}} we rarely see him in his underwear...]]
* VillainsWantMercy: Hanging over a pit of molten metal:
-->'''Joker:''' Batman! You wouldn't let me fry, would you?\\
'''Batman:''' ''(considers it)''\\
'''Joker:''' BATMAN! ''(Batman pulls him up)''
* WeHaveReserves: In the "Trial" episode:
-->'''Scarface''': Hold on, you'll hit Croc!
-->'''Joker''' : [[LackOfEmpathy What's your point?]]
* WhereDoesHeGetAllThoseWonderfulToys: Not addressed in the episode, but in "Christmas with the Joker", you have to wonder how and when he managed to get the facilities to broadcast a TV show on every channel, turn an observatory telescope into a giant cannon and construct all those giant toys with his face on them.
** He must have planned this in advance and had hired help.
* YiddishAsASecondLanguage: The Joker, oddly enough, occasionally peppers his speech with Yiddish, despite his claim in at least one episode of being Irish. He could be of mixed Irish/Ashkenazi descent, or just [[ShoutOut following the example]] of the many famous comedians who had Jewish roots. Knowing the Joker though, he might simply do what entertains him at the moment.
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[[folder:Harley Quinn (Dr. Harleen Quinzel)]]
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--> '''Voiced By:''' Arleen Sorkin

A psychologist who encountered The Joker in Arkham Asylum. She became enamored with her patient, eventually aligning herself with him as his assistant.

* ActionGirl: From time to time.
* AdaptationExplanationExtrication: While she doesn't deserve how she ends up in either version, the "Mad Love" comic starts off by showing her character flaws that aren't shown in the cartoon, which make it seem like her fall was in part due to her own weak will and character and not just the Joker's manipulation. In college she would "improve" her grades by bedding her professors and was only trying to get into the psychology field to make money as a quack pop psychologist.
* {{Adorkable}}: When she tries to interact with the public after her short lived release from Arkham
* AffablyEvil: As opposed to the FauxAffablyEvil Joker
* AfraidOfNeedles: Cries like a little girl when Poison Ivy gives her a shot in ''Harley and Ivy''. Harley even [[LampshadeHanging lampshades]] this by saying, "You'd think I'd be used to a little pain after hangin' out with Mistah J."
* AllGirlsWantBadBoys [[BitheWay or Girls]]: Is dating ''The Joker'', and has a quasi-romantic relationship with Poison Ivy.
* AllTakeAndNoGive: Any relationship with Harley Quinn. She invokes this trope being the lover of SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker and Poison Ivy's friend. Justified because those two are [[TheSociopath sociopaths]]. At WesternAnimation/BatmanBeyondReturnOfTheJoker we see that Harley has this type of relationship with her granddaughters.
* AlwaysSomeoneBetter: Her relationship with the Joker: While he outclasses Harley in danger and body count, Harley is better than him in other ways: Joker uses ComedicSociopathy, while Harley’s exploits are genuinely funny. Joker’s obsession with the Batman makes him fall for BondVillainStupidity and ComplexityAddiction, but Harley almost kills Batman in the MadLove episode. And at the ''WesternAnimation/BatmanBeyondReturnOfTheJoker'' movie, Joker [[spoiler: doesn’t get JokerImmunity]], but Harley does. Harley is not only a better ''villain'', she is a better ''comedian''. It's very possible that he knows this, and that his abuse is to keep her in his shadow--shown by how angry he gets when she comes up with her own jokes and schemes.
* AntiLoveSong: Does a truly demented one in the episode ''Harlequinade'', called "Say That We're Sweethearts Again" from a 1944 movie called ''Meet The People''.
* AntiVillain: Her cheery attitude makes her seem less malicious than most of the rest of the RoguesGallery. When she's at her nicest - such as in ''Harlequinade'' and ''especially'' ''Harley's Holiday -'' she barely seems villainous at all, instead coming off as an sweet but uninhibited kook whose impulsiveness causes chaos. In several episodes she seems only a few steps away from a HeelFaceTurn, if she could ''just'' shake her obsession - [[ChronicVillainy which, naturally, she never does.]]
* AppropriatedAppellation: She's jokingly addressed as Harley Quinn before becoming a villain.
* AscendedExtra: She was originally just a one-time moll character who made such an impression she became the Joker's pseudo-girlfriend/top henchwoman, then began developing relationships with other characters and got her own spotlight episodes, including a comic tie-in detailing her origins that got adapted into an episode. Then she became a CanonImmigrant into the comic universe, so she's ascended twice from one-shot to supporting character, from cartoon to comics, in that order.
* TheAtoner: Implied to become one after [[spoiler:the Joker dies in ROTJ]].
* AxCrazy: when she gets crazy, she gets CRAZY.
* BewareTheSillyOnes: She's very bubbly and goofy, and may be the nicest of Batman's RoguesGallery. She's also a psychotic nutcase who's perfectly willing to shoot you or break your legs.
* TheBigDamnKiss: Goes back for seconds after giving Batman a "Thank You" peck on the lips.
* BiTheWay: About as close as you can get on a family-friendly cartoon. Explicitly in love with SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker, but also has a thing going on with Poison Ivy.
* {{Bowdlerization}}: Her questionable academics in her college days aren't mentioned in the cartoon.
* BreakTheCutie: All it took was a few sessions with The Joker.
* BumblingSidekick: She is treated InUniverse like one, but that's because The Joker and Poison Ivy cannot recognize her ConservationOfCompetence. You can say that Harley is an HypercompetentSidekick--she doesn't doom The Joker and Poison Ivy plans, it's only that Batman is ''that'' good.
* ButtMonkey: Justified, when you seek the company of the Joker and [[TheSociopath Poison Ivy]], this trope is bound to happen.
* CanonImmigrant: Started out as a DCAU character, then became part of the main DC universe.
* CatchPhrase: One that followed her to the comics and a few future adaptations:
--> (when meeting someone for the first time): "Call me Harley! Everyone does."
* CharacterExaggeration: Depends on the episode, but some episodes - particularly the crossovers - really play up how childishly dimwitted and silly she is, occasionally to the point of making her TheLoad. It's a major character trait in ''Girl's Night Out''.
* ChronicVillainy: Every time she feels that the Joker is not for her, it's only temporary, and she goes right back to loving him again.
* ClingyJealousGirl: Joker finds this out the hard way in "Joker's Millions".
* CloudCuckoolander: Even when she does get declared sane, she's still ''weird''.
* CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass: In ''Mad Love'', even Batman himself admitted that she came a lot closer to killing him than the Joker ever did.
* CriticalPsychoanalysisFailure: Was a fairly straight laced psychiatrist until she tried to take on The Joker.
* CuteAndPsycho: Easily one of the most adorable rogues on the show. Also likes to pummel people and shoot at them for fun.
* DarkActionGirl: When she's not being Joker's lackey she proves surprisingly capable.
* DarkMistress: Although prominent in many Batman comics today, it was in this series that she was introduced as Joker's girlfriend/henchman in an abusive relationship.
* DartboardOfHate: Keeps a dart-riddled photo of Batman in her cell at Arkham, as shown in "Joker's Millions".
* DecoyDamsel: Plays one in her own plan in "Mad Love".
* TheDogBitesBack: Sometimes Mistah J will push her too far, which leads to...
** {{Yandere}}: ''Fear'' her when she goes into this mode. Even ''the Joker'' is scared of her when she goes into this mode.
* DominoMask: Wears one all the time.
* TheDragon: To the Joker and sometimes Poison Ivy.
* DrivesLikeCrazy: As seen in the crossover with ''WesternAnimation/SupermanTheAnimatedSeries'' when she replaces Mercy as Lex Luthor's chauffer, causing several dozen wrecks while Lex and the Joker make their deal.
* DropTheHammer: Her trademark mallet
* EvenEvilHasStandards: She considers her fellow Arkham inmates her friends, and was disgusted with Joker's plan to atomize Gotham and ignore them and their pet hyenas.
* EvenMooksHaveLovedOnes: Her hyenas. And Joker.
* EvilDetectingDog: Inverted. While Harley Quinn, recently released from Arkham and out trying to start anew, her hyenas immediately start barking at the sight of Bruce Wayne. Harley for her part is clueless that she happens to be standing next to Batman.
* ExpressiveHair: Harley's "hat".
* ExtremeDoormat: Subverted, this quality is that makes her the most dangerous character, because she is this to [[TheSociopath sociopaths]] The Joker and Poison Ivy. Harley Quinn is an ExtremeDoormat ''personified'' when it comes to the Joker. Lampshaded in this exchange:
-->'''Harley:''' I'm not a doormat! Am I?
--> '''Poison Ivy:''' If you had a middle name, it would be welcome!
* FluffyTamer: To everyone else the Joker's snarling pet hyenas are a menace; to her, they're her "babies."
* FriendToPsychos: Harley [[MadLove loves]] The Joker and is best friends (maybe something more) with Poison Ivy. Both of them are [[TheSociopath sociopaths]]: By definition, they could ''like'' Harley, but they cannot ''care'' for her.
** She also said hi to a then ranting and raving Scarecrow, who instantly calmed down to pleasantly return the gesture.
* GenkiGirl: Hyper cheerful all the time.
* GirlishPigtails: When out of costume.
** Subverted when she was a doctor.
* HelloAttorney: Her disguise in "The Man Who Killed Batman". She even wears [[{{Meganekko}} glasses]].
* HypercompetentSidekick: SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker treats her like a BumblingSidekick, but in ''Harley and Ivy'' it's revealed he depends on her for his daily life, and ''Joker's millions'' he asks the replacement Harley for an idea, implying he does that with the real one.
* IgnoredEpiphany: In ''Harlequinade'' and ''Mad Love'' regarding her relationship with The Joker.
* ImplausibleDeniability: Harley Quinn [[SubvertedTrope really was trying to go straight]], but after her first day out of Arkham ended with her taking a hostage she pointed out that, with her history, even ''she'' would not believe the story that it was all a big misunderstanding.
* IneffectualSympatheticVillain: Subverted. When she makes an honest attempt at killing Batman without anyone else's help, she very nearly succeeds. The only reason why she doesn't is because The Joker finds out.
* InformedJudaism: It's revealed in the original comic of "Holiday Knights" that she is actually Jewish, another reason for Ivy to find Harley's whining for a Christmas tree bewildering and annoying.
* InsaneForgiveness: She always forgives the Joker no matter what, even when he tortures children and has tried to kill her in the past. In this case, she ''is'' insane, though, and the show makes it clear that [[MadLove this isn't a healthy relationship]].
* ITakeOffenseToThatLastOne
-->'''Harley Quinn:''' And here you thought I was just another bubble-headed blond bimbo! Well, the joke's on you, I'm not even a real blond!
* ItsXIHateX: In "The Laughing Fish", she complains at one point, "Again with the fish, I hate fish!"
* JumpingOutOfACake: She slinkily emerged from an oversized lemon custard pie.
* JustGotOutOfJail: ''Harley's Holiday''. Poor Harley even ''paid'' for that dress...
* LapPillow: To Joker during the JokerJury episode, to the disgust of the attorney defending Batman.
-->'''Van Dorn:''' I object to this witness! She's obviously trying to influence the judge.
-->'''Joker:''' (sounding genuinely confused) What makes you say that?
* LimaSyndrome: Harley Quinn's origin is Lima Syndrome turned MadLove.
* LoveMakesYouEvil / LoveMakesYouCrazy
* LoveMartyr: It doesn't matter how many times The Joker hits her or calls her worthless, she has hope the relationship will work.
* [[LukeIAmYourFather Luke I Am Your Grandmother]]: Due in part to Paul Dini not bearing to kill Harley Quinn off, she [[spoiler:was revealed to be the grandmother of the Dee-Dee twins, members of the Jokerz gang, nearing the end of Return of the Joker, and was scolding them.]]
* MadLove: I smell a TropeNamer...
* MagicSkirt: Gets one at the beginning of the episode ''Mad Love''.
* MasterOfDelusion: Played with in ''Harley's Holiday''. Newly released from Arkham, she's [[VillainsOutShopping out shopping]] when she runs into Bruce Wayne. She stops him, then covers the top half of his face, saying, "I recognize [[LanternJawOfJustice that chin]]..." and then declares, "I knew it! You're Bruce Wayne, boy billionaire!"
* MeaningfulName: Harleen Quinzel, aka Harley Quinn--Harlequin, the clown character.
* {{Meganekko}}: Before her transformation
* MookPromotion: Was originally supposed to be a minor accomplice of the Joker and ended up a full-blown SuperVillain, making appearances in numerous other adaptations.
* MoralMyopia: In ''Mad Love'' when Harley is reading a newspaper with the front page article titled "Joker Still At Large. Body Count Rises" she is more concerned for the Joker than for the victims.
* MurderTheHypotenuse: This is her truly deranged goal: Without [[FoeYay the Batman, the Joker]] could be hers at last!
* NowYouTellMe:
--> '''Joker:''' Didn't you get gas!
--> '''Harley:''' WE'RE BROKE, remember? What was I supposed to do? Fill the tank, shoot the guy, and drive away?!
--> '''Joker:''' Mmhmm.
--> '''Harley:''' * pause* ''NOW'' ya tell me!
* NumberTwoForBrains: Subverted, as you probably figured.
* ObfuscatingStupidity: It's implied that she puts on a ditzy front to keep Joker from thinking she's upstaging him.
* OohMeAccentsSlipping: During the flashback in ''Mad Love'', she has a generic American accent instead of her regular thick New Jersey/New York one. The accent is implied to be part of the Harley persona. Alternately, it could be her real accent, which she suppressed for reasons of appearance.
* PaperThinDisguise: She "rescues" Sidney Debris from the cops in plain clothes and using her real name. Bullock thinks there's ''something'' familiar about her, but can't place it.
* PerkyFemaleMinion: Toward the Joker
* PlayingTheVictimCard: Tries this on Batman.
-->'''Harley:''' I know. You're thinking, "What a shame. A pure, innocent little thing like her led astray by bad companions." ''(grabs a knife but Batman stops her)''\\
'''Batman:''' Right. Tell me another. ''(handcuffs Harley and goes after Joker)''\\
'''Harley:''' Beauty school is looking good right about now.
* PsychoSupporter: An interesting take in the trope, because without someone to lead her, Harley doesn’t have the motivation to commit crimes. However, we see at MadLove that of all the villains that compose the Batman RoguesGallery, she is the one who was nearer to killing him:
** The Joker abuses her with glee, until his death. After that, is implied she chose a tranquil life.
** Poison Ivy also abuses Harley and doesn’t want to give her enough credit for her part at their heists. In AllThereInTheManual, the [[ComicBook/TheBatmanAdventures The Batman Adventures comic book]] offers a reason why Ivy let Harley alone.
** And at ''WesternAnimation/BatmanBeyondReturnOfTheJoker'', we see that Nanna Harley paid the Delia and Deirdre Dennis (better known as Dee Dee) bail to keep them out of jail. Even when Harley was calling them out, she '' paid their bail''. In an alternate timeline, those two managed to kill all the Justice League.
* PunnyName: '''Harle'''y '''Quin'''n. Even when not highlighting this out, her name sounds like "Harlequin", and her real name is ''Harleen Quinzel''. The Joker even [[LampshadedTrope lampshaded]] this in ''Mad Love''.
* RealNameAsAnAlias: In ''The Man Who Killed Batman'', she masquerades as the lawyer of the episode's titular character, using the name Harleen Quinzel. Later, the episode ''Trial'' would confirm this as her actual name.
* RedAndBlackAndEvilAllOver: Wears a black and red playing card motif
* RedemptionFailure: In ''Harley's Holiday'', though because it is PlayedForLaughs, this is a borderline HeelFaceDoorSlam example, too.
* ReformedButRejected: In ''Harley's Holiday'', she tried to reform. The chain of events that got her sent back to Arkham started with her panicking after setting off a detector in a department store. The clerk never got a chance to explain that they just forgot to remove the security tag on the dress she just bought.
-->'''Harley''': They won't even let me keep my new dress! And ''I actually paid for it!''
** Though it could be worse - at the end of the episode, her doctor observes that it was all just a misunderstanding and that Harley ''was'' still well on the path to recovery even if she wasn't quite there yet.
* SexyJester: Batman may not notice, but the Joker sure does (or at least pretends to, being essentially {{Asexual}}).
* SheFu: One of Batman's most acrobatic foes; natural, since she got into college on a gymnastics scholarship.
* SlipIntoSomethingMoreComfortable: In "Harlequinade", she takes Batman back to the Joker's last hideout to look for clues. Once there, she says, "Have a look around while I slip into something more comfortable," and changes out of her Arkham jumpsuit and into her regular costume.
* SmoochOfVictory: Gives one to Batman of all people. When Batman showed her a bit of kindness by returning a dress she'd bought and told her even though she's going back to Arkham, she should get a little happiness. Touched, Harley gives him a quick peck. Then, looking playful, gives him a long, long smooch, telling him to call her. Robin and Poison Ivy, watching, seem weirded out.
* SocietyIsToBlame: Recites this trope when [[ReformedButRejected her attempt at a normal life goes awry]] in ''Harley's Holiday'': "I tried to play by the rules, but no, they wouldn't let me go straight! Society is to blame!" Which, unlike the Penguin's, was PlayedForLaughs because her "crime" was having paid for the dress... but neglecting to let the woman remove the security tag, and not letting the store's guard explain the situation to her before overreacting.
* StatingTheSimpleSolution: Suggested [[JustShootHim just shooting Batman]] to Joker.
* StepfordConsumer: Tries to play one for Joker in "The Laughing Fish". That is until she's expected to eat some of the titular product.
* StevenUlyssesPerhero: '''Harle'''en '''Quin'''zel.
* ThenLetMeBeEvil: In ''Harley's Holiday'', she espouses this after violating her parole barely moments out of being released from the asylum ("I tried to be good. I really did. But if that's not good enough, fine!"). However, after having to be saved by Batman, she seems to reconsider. Subverted in that most of this was Harley thinking people were acting like this to her - a dress she bought still had the tags, so the security guard tried to take them off for her. She thought he was accusing her of stealing the dress, so in a panic she took off accidentally taking Veronica Vreeland hostage and ran.
* TroubleEntendre: Uses this trope before [[TheDogBitesBack exacting revenge]] against SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker by beating him with her nightstick.
--> '''Quinn:''' [[{{Pun}} Welcome to the club]].
* UnexplainedRecovery: Just ''how'' did she survive the fatal fall in ''WesternAnimation/BatmanBeyondReturnOfTheJoker''? Reportedly, [[WordOfGod the writers have confirmed]] that Poison Ivy's stamina booster from back in the day is responsible for her survival. It also helps that The Joker himself was a master of this kind of thing.
* UtilityBelt: Wears Batman's utility belt in "Trial".
* UnwillingSuspension: In "Trial".
* VillainousFriendship: With Poison Ivy. Stemming from an early heist, the two develop a rather unexpected big sister-little sister friendship. Numerous episodes show them hanging out and cooperating on heists, as well Harley moving in to Ivy's hideout whenever Harley and Joker have a spat (which is ''very'' often).
* VillainousHarlequin: Probably ''the'' most classic example ever. She even provides the current page picture!
* ViolentlyProtectiveGirlfriend: A villainous example
* VomitDiscretionShot: In ''The Laughing Fish'' and ''Harley's Holiday''
* WhenAllYouHaveIsAHammer: Demonstrated in ''Girl's Night Out''. Poison Ivy and Livewire are a bit more subtle when it comes to breaking, entering, and burglary due to their abilities... but all Harley can do is bang things with her mallet.
* WhyDidYouMakeMeHitYou: In ''Mad Love'', [[spoiler: she is tossed out of a third-story window by the Joker, and whispers "My fault... I didn't get the joke.", quietly asserting Battered Spouse Syndrome.]]
* WithCatlikeTread: As she and Batman sneak into Joker's hideout, Harley is behind Batman saying "Sneak - Sneak - Sneak". She stops when Batman turns around and glares at her.
* WomanScorned: She is not going to take well of Joker dumping her for a new hench-girl.
* [[spoiler: WouldHurtAChild]] at ''WesternAnimation/BatmanBeyondReturnOfTheJoker'' she (and The Joker) would hurt [[spoiler: Robin]]
* YoureJustJealous: ''Trial'' gives us this piece of dialogue between Harley Quinn and [=DA=] Janet [=VanDorne=] :
-->'''[=VanDorne=]:''' Sad, isn't it? [[MeaningfulName Harleen Quinzel]] [[StartOfDarkness was a doctor here at Arkham,]] until SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker twisted her mind.
-->'''Harley Quinn:''' HA! You're just jealous, 'cause you don't have a fella who's as [[MadLove lovin' and loyal to you as my puddin' is to me.]]
[[/folder]]


[[folder:Two-Face (Harvey Dent)]]
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--> '''Voiced By:''' Creator/RichardMoll

The district attorney of Gotham City with a dark side he's repressed for years. Once a powerful ally of Batman's war on crime, an explosion at a chemical plant caused by Rupert Thorne destroyed the left side of his face with hideous scarring as well as pulled his dark side (called "Big Bad Harv") into the forefront of his mind and dividing it in two. He always makes decisions based on fate, flipping a two-headed coin (where one side is scratched up) before acting.

* AngryEyebrows: During his origin story, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EtUBwucBCfQ they present]] Harvey Dent getting pushed to the brink by Thorne... and then entering a TranquilFury as his SplitPersonality, Big Bad Harv, comes out to play.
* AmbiguouslyBrown: This version of Two-Face looks to be a lighter-skinned black man, with fuller lips while not as dark skinned as other characters like Lucius Fox. Apparently, he was supposed to be Italian-American (specifically, Sicilian, which explains the darker skin) and appears to be based on actor Humphrey Bogart.
* AxCrazy: Becomes this when enraged or when in danger of losing his coin.
* BadassNormal: One of the few supercriminals in Gotham who doesn't have any powers, or even use sophisticated weaponry.
* BandagedFace: Right after his accident.
* BrokenAce: Before he becomes Two-Face.
* ChekhovsGunman: Harvey Dent appears twice as a heroic character before becoming Two Face, and in his first appearance he is even shown flipping a coin.
* ChronicVillainy: Makes several attempts at reforming. Sadly, it takes more than just plastic surgery to cure ''his'' problems.
* [[DoNotCallMePaul Do Not Call Me Harvey]]: After his transformation, Harvey Dent is very clear that he is now Two-Face, even to his fiance.
* DontLookAtMe: Tries to hide his disfigurement when Grace comes to see him, and gets mad when she removes the cloth covering half his face.
* EnemyWithin: Big Bad Harv started at this before being given occasional control over the body.
* EvilFormerFriend: To Bruce Wayne socially, and, as District Attorney, to Batman as well.
* EvilSoundsDeep: His evil personality is accented with a very gravelly, deep voice.
* FaceRevealingTurn: When Grace visits him in the hospital after his accident.
* FallenHero: Used to be a morally upright and hard hitting District Attorney.
* FatalFlaw: His reliance on the coin. Even setting aside the way it causes him to go into a breakdown, his reliance on it also leads to his downfall. He obviously wanted to reunite with Grace during his 6 month crime spree, but wouldn't because the coin said no. If he had just done that reunion before Candace had the idea of giving Grace the tracking device, who knows how things would have ended? It's certainly less likely that Grace would have unwittingly led Thorne to Two-Face, at least.
* [[spoiler:FreudianTrio]]: [[spoiler:In ''Judgement Day'', Two-Face gains ''a third personality'', making him a one-man Freudian Trio. Harvey Dent is the Ego, "Big Bad Harv" is the id, and the Judge is the superego.]]
* GrossUpCloseUp: A rare, [[PlayedForDrama non-comedic]] fashion[[note]] considering its use in an animated show[[/note]] when he is unmasked after his surgery
* GunsAkimbo: He needs two of everything.
* HeadsTailsEdge: ''Second Chance'' has Batman switch Two-Face's coin with one that always lands on edge. The main result is not so much an inability to make a decision as the fact that the coin rolls away, and he [[FreakOut freaks right out]] and has to chase after it.
* HisOwnWorstEnemy: As lampshaded in "Second Chance".
* {{Idiosyncrazy}}: Always commits crimes relating to the number two, like stealing two million dollars in two-dollar coins in ''Almost Got 'Im''. He also bases most decisions on the outcome of a flip of his coin even though it's extremely impractical, and he [[VillainousBreakdown completely loses it]] whenever someone manages to steal it from him.
* JekyllAndHyde: Harvey Dent and Two-Face. In ''Judgement Day'', [[spoiler:the third personality, called "The Judge", is established.]]
* JudgeJuryAndExecutioner: Becomes one of these under the guise of [[spoiler:the Judge]]. He tries to execute several super-villains [[spoiler: including himself]], as a result of [[spoiler: a third personality developing because of Harvey's former sense of justice, despising that he had become Two-Face]]. It ends with [[spoiler: Two-Face sitting in a cell, and his third voice demanding what he pleads]]. "Guilty. Guilty. Guilty."
* MadnessMantra: At the end of "Judgment Day":
-->'''Two-Face:''' Guilty...guilty...guilty...
* ManOfWealthAndTaste: Wears a symbolically split two-tone suit
* ManySpiritsInsideOfOne: [[spoiler:In the last episode, he developed a third persona: the Judge, a ruthless vigilante who was punishing criminals. Both the Harvey Dent and Two-Face personas were unaware of the Judge's existence. It also seems the Judge didn't know he shared a body with them, since he was ruining Two-Face's plans and tried to kill him.]]
* MoralityChain: His fiancee, Grace, tries to be this but eventually Harv strays too far down the path of darkness.
* MulticoloredHair: The hair on the "bad" half of his face is snow-white, evidently as a result of the shock of his scarring.
* MyGreatestFailure: For Batman.
* NumerologicalMotif: He has a predilection for all things binary.
* PowerBornOfMadness: Seems to have this; in the episodes where he snaps, when he transitions to "Big Bad Harv," he is strong enough to lift Rupert Thorne (an obese crime boss) clean off the ground and hurl him into three other thugs. He does something similar in the next episode as Two-Face with yet another thug. Considering this interpretation of Two-Face seems mostly based on being consumed by rage, maybe it is more "Power Born of Being Really Mad."
* RageAgainstTheReflection: Upon awakening after getting caught in an explosion, Harvey Dent demands a mirror. When he sees the grotesque scarring of half his face, he screams with horror and anger, and his transformation into the villain Two-Face becomes complete (except for the occasional HopeSpot that keeps Batman tormented that his old friend might be saved).
* RoaringRampageOfRevenge: Against Thorne.
* SanityHasAdvantages: It's not his fault that he ''has'' to let a coin flip make his decisions for him, so that, if you toss a ton of coins in as he flips, he can't make a choice anymore! Honest, it's not!! Naturally, Batman exploits this in ''Second Chance'' where he replaces Two-Face's coin with a trick one that always lands on its side. [[spoiler: The ploy backfires on Batman when the [[ThouShaltNotKill coin keeps bouncing towards the edge of the derelict skyscraper]]..]]
* TheScream: Does this at the end of his introductory episode
* [[spoiler:SecondSuperIdentity: The Judge is really a new multiple personality of Harvey Dent.]]
* SplitPersonality
** SplitPersonalityTakeover: [[spoiler:He eventually gets a ''third'' that puts the other two personalities on trial.]] AndIMustScream indeed.
* StatingTheSimpleSolution: In "Trial", he offhandedly mentions that he suggested "a quick slug between the eyes" rather than all the theatrics. Naturally, he lost the coin toss.
* SuppressedRage: Harvey has this after he thinks that he sent the school bully to the hospital. That is how Big Bad Harv is created.
* ThereAreTwoKindsOfPeopleInTheWorld: When he threatened to release a binary poison on Gotham, he claimed there would be two kinds of people in Gotham: The dying and the dead.
* TomatoSurprise: [[spoiler:The Judge is Harvey Dent, repressed by Big Bad Harv for so long that he developed into a ''third'' personality.]]
* TragicMonster: A man deformed by repressed anger, stress, and the interference of Gotham's vicious criminal life, to the point of losing everything in his life except the coin.
* [[spoiler:TwoAliasesOneCharacter: In ''Judgment Day'', "The Judge" is revealed to be his new third personality]].
* TwoFaced: Trope Codifier if not namer.
* VillainousBreakdown: Every time Batman manages to take his coin.
* VillainousBSOD: In ''Judgement Day'', after [[spoiler:"The Judge" takes over his mind and puts them on trial]].
* WellIntentionedExtremist: After his transformation he leads an extra-legal war on Rupert Thorne's criminal organization, robbing his operations throughout Gotham, but his ultimate plan is to expose Thorne's activities and get him arrested. In ''Judgement Day'', [[spoiler: he's developed a third personality, "The Judge", who is determined to punish the criminals and corrupt of Gotham City.]]
* WouldHurtAChild: If the coin lands on "bad heads".
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Catwoman (Selina Kyle)]]
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--> '''Voiced By:''' Adrienne Barbeau

An animal rights activist with a thing for cat burglaries on the side. Selina doesn't outright oppose Batman but the two don't see eye to eye due to her hobby. In times of mutual crisis, Catwoman has been known to assist Batman for the shared greater good.

* ActionGirl
** DarkActionGirl: Depending on the episode.
* AdaptationDyeJob: Literal example [[AllThereInTheManual according to the tie-in comics]]. In ''Batman: The Animated Series'' she's blonde instead of her usual black hair, imitating ''Film/BatmanReturns''; her hair is back to black in ''The New Batman Adventures'', and the blonde color is stated to have been bleach all along in an issue of ''[[Comicbook/TheBatmanAdventures Gotham Adventures]]''.
* AffablyEvil: When she actually is a villain. She seems to have a soft spot for both Batman and Batgirl.
* AntiHero: after being released on probation, she becomes what is essentially a female Batman for a little while, helping out Batman or trying to stop various criminals on her own. Unfortunately, it doesn't stick, and she goes back to being a ClassyCatBurglar AntiVillain.
* AntiVillain: Doesn't steal from anyone that she doesn't think deserves it, and despite trending towards personal vendettas does good deeds for the homeless (as seen in a tie-in comic) and endangered wildlife.
* {{Caltrops}}: Has them in the shape of cats, naturally. She uses them in "The Cat and the Claw" to stop Red Claw's men from pursuing her through a ventilation duct.
* CatGirl: Taken to extremes in ''Tyger Tyger'', where Dr. Dorian kidnaps Selina Kyle and mutates her into an ''actual'' catwoman.
* ClassyCatBurglar: Emphasis on "cat".
* ClearMyName: ''Batgirl Returns''
* DatingCatwoman: She ''is'' the TropeNamer.
* DesignatedVictim: Occasionally, like in ''Almost Got 'Im''.
* DistressedDamsel: Gets rescued by Batman more than three times in the series.
* TheDragon: Briefly to Scarface in ''Catwalk''.
* EeriePaleSkinnedBrunette: In the revamp. Well, only in costume.
* EnemyMine: Teams up with Batman when she's in over her head.
* FriendToAllLivingThings: She tries.
* HeelFaceRevolvingDoor: Often goes from Batman's enemy to his friend, then to his enemy again in record time.
* LiveMinkCoat: In her first appearance, she is carrying her cat, Isis, around her neck, to help in one of her thefts.
* LovableRogue:: She steals with charm and wit, and has clear principles about it.
* LovesMyAlterEgo: She loves Batman, but only considers Bruce a friend. He knows both her identities and, according to the "perfect world" illusion created by the Mad Hatter, would marry her, if [[DatingCatwoman Batman and Catwoman]] were out of the equation.
* ManipulativeBitch: Moreso in her last appearances.
* MsFanservice: Wears a very form fitting costume and speaks in a flirtatious, sultry voice.
* OutGambitted: In ''You Scratch My Back'', she should have known better that to try and play Nightwing, Batman's protege. He has after all been taught by the best.
* RightHandCat: Isis.
%%* SheFu
* SnowMeansLove: In ''Cat Scratch Fever'', Batman meets her in the snow, and she has to ask, "Are you getting soft on criminals, or just on me?"
* SpyCatsuit: Complete with cat ears.
* TookALevelInJerkass: She's outright vile in ''You Scratch my Back''.
* TheUnmasking: At the beginning of ''Cat Scratch Fever'', Catwoman is arrested and in the aftermath is outed as Selina Kyle and put on probation--if Catwoman is sighted, Selina is to be arrested immediately. However, this is the only episode ([[AllThereInTheManual outside of the tie-in comic, anyway]]) to actually use this plot point in any way. Either the writers forgot or Selina is just ''that good''.
* VillainExitStageLeft: At the end of ''Batgirl Returns'', as the police cart her off, Catwoman somehow forces them out of the squadcar and drives away herself. Robin tries to give chase, but Batgirl ''grabs him by the cape'', reasoning that they'd encounter her again sometime.
* VillainousValor: She takes pride in hardly ever getting scared - and, being a CombatPragmatist, can physically get the best of men twice her size when she really wants to.
* ViolentlyProtectiveGirlfriend: ''Almost Got 'Im''.
* WallCrawl: Catwoman does it by digging in with the claws in her suit.
* WeCanRuleTogether: To Batgirl in ''Batgirl Returns''. Batgirl's response is not exactly unexpected.
* WellIntentionedExtremist: Her burglary is half pleasure, half raising money to save endangered cats.
* WhipItGood: Uses a whip rather than a grappling gun.
* WildCard: She could be on any end of the moral spectrum in any given episode.
* WillTheyOrWontThey: With Bats. [[spoiler: They don't.]]
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Poison Ivy (Pamela Isley)]]
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--> '''Voiced By:''' Diane Pershing

--> ''"They can bury me in the ground as deep as they like, but I'll grow back..."''

* ActuallyADoombot: [[spoiler:Ivy is the only character that gets an explanation for her redesign and adjustment in powerset. According to ''[[ComicBook/TheBatmanAdventures Batman: Gotham Adventures]]'', ''House and Garden'' is the last appearance of Pamela Isley--the pale-skinned woman with deeper control over plants that appears in TNBA and onward is actually a plant-based clone. The canonicity of this is unknown]].
* AntiVillain: Especially later in the series, where she simple wants to settle down and raise a family.
* AxCrazy: in her first episode, at least.
* BitchInSheepsClothing: ''Pretty Poison''.
* CharacterizationMarchesOn: Started as a pretty hammy activist until she met Harley and became more of a DeadpanSnarker as a {{Foil}} to Harley's GenkiGirl.
* CivilianVillain: ''House and Garden''.
* DeadpanSnarker: Being around Harley gives her a ''lot'' of practice.
* DisproportionateRetribution: In the episode which introduces her, she tries to kill Harvey Dent for building a corrections facility on top of a field containing a flower that was endangered. There is no evidence he knew about the endangered flower. She saved the flower before trying to kill him, anyway. Maybe he should've done an ecological survey to check for endangered species and done an environmental impact statement before starting construction, but she could've tried ''telling'' him there was an endangered flower before he started building to see if he would alter his plans in response.
** She gets another one when she runs a spa and send out invitations to millionaires who have done some environmental wrong, turning them into living plants with her treatment. She targets Bruce when his company was planning on tearing down a forest for building space...except Bruce had ''found out and stopped the plans'' long beforehand and she never bothered to look further into this. What's more when Bruce lets his butler Alfred and Alfred's girlfriend go in his place as a vacation, Ivy figures she'll make due with him cause ''someone gotta be punished''.
*** She is, like most of Batman's enemies, a lunatic.
* DruggedLipstick: Uses this against Harvey Dent in "Pretty Poison".
* EvilIsHammy: Quite the contrast between perfect girlfriend Pamela Isley and supervillainess Ivy.
* EvilRedhead: Violent ecoterrorist with red hair.
* HotScientist: Displays some extensive botanical and bio-engineering knowledge.
* {{Hypocrite}}: In [[Recap/BatmanTheAnimatedSeriesE56HarleyAndIvy "Harley and Ivy"]], Pamela insists she and Harley are a team that fights about {{Double Standard}}s at Gotham crime, but her relationship with Harley is a mirror of the one Harley has with the Joker: Pamela is dominant, Harley is submissive.
* KissOfDeath: Her main attack in "Pretty Poison".
* LadyInRed: In her debut.
* MadScientist: Specializes in botany and chemistry.
* MamaBear: Don't hurt her plants.
* MasterPoisoner: Able to make any kind of plant derived poison.
* MsFanservice: One of her main features as a villain is her seductive ability.
* NotGoodWithPeople: Even the ones she likes, like Harley.
* NotSoDifferent: Tries to pull this on Batman, claiming they both punish "evildoers." Batman doesn't always agree with her definition of "evildoer"...
* RedheadInGreen: And constantly surrounded by it, too.
* {{Sadist}}: All of her crimes have the goal of other people suffering. She is a ControlFreak and while most of her crimes fall into WellIntentionedExtremist territory, at the same time she just enjoys taking revenge on behalf of mother nature. Like Lock-Up, she is a good example of a sadist who truly thinks that their victims had it coming.
* SignificantGreenEyedRedhead: She is a rare flower.
* TheSociopath: Outright states that she's immune to "the pain and suffering of others" during a flashback in "Almost Got 'Im".
* StrawFeminist: Sometimes portrayed this way. In ''Harley & Ivy'' she goes on a crime spree with Harley Quinn and claims its all about female empowerment. The episode ends with her being arrested by Detective Montoya and another female cop.
** NotSoAboveItAll: That said, when she and Harley manage to subject Bruce Wayne to Ivy's mind control dust, they go on a stereotypically girly shopping spree on Bruce's tab.
* TheVamp: Next to her control over plants, her feminine whiles are her favored weapon.
* VillainousFriendship: With Harley. Stemming from an early heist, the two develop a rather unexpected big sister-little sister friendship. Ivy is sometimes frustrated by Harley's dimness, but unlike Joker actually seems to care about her well-being (for instance, repeatedly urging her to break up with him).
* WellIntentionedExtremist: She fights to save plants, in particular endangered species. It's her methods rather than her objectives that are problematic.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Ra's al Ghul]]
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--> '''Voiced By:''' Creator/DavidWarner

A centuries-old man who is the head of a vast network of henchmen and wealth. His schemes, some way or another, seek to save the environment from mankind or further his life so he can continue his efforts with the former. The Joker may be Batman's ArchEnemy, but due to his power, agenda, and clever mind, Batman considers Ra's his most dangerous foe.

* AffablyEvil: As his past encounter with Jonah Hex showed, his good manners aren't only reserved for Batman.
* {{Badass}}
** BadassGrandpa: Even older than he looks and he's an accomplished fencer.
** CulturedBadass: And he's always classy no matter the circumstances.
* BigBad: Sort of. He's not ''the'' overriding threat of the series, but his schemes tend most often to be [[AnArc arc]]-based, and Batman regards him as a powerful and dangerous enemy, more than Lex Luthor and The Joker combined.
* CameBackWrong: The Lazarus Pit revives the dying, but at the cost of temporarily being driven violently insane. "The Demon Reborn" in ''WesternAnimation/SupermanTheAnimatedSeries'' also demonstrates that each usage has diminishing returns.
* TheChessmaster: His first meeting and apparent teamup with Batman was just an elaborate way of testing him.
* DisturbingStatistic: He doesn't even blink as he drops one of these on Batman:
--> '''Batman:''' But that will cost countless lives!
--> '''Ra's al Ghul:''' Actually, Detective, we ''have'' counted: [[LudicrousPrecision Two billion, fifty-six million, nine hundred and eighty-six thousand! ]]
* EvenEvilHasStandards: He's disgusted by the cruelty that [[spoiler:his son]] Arkady Duvall shows towards underlings.
* EvilBrit: Even though English is almost certainly not his first language, he inexplicably has a British accent.
* FriendlyEnemy: One-sided. He genuinely likes Bruce and wants him as his heir. Batman disagrees, and as a result Ra's ''will'' use deadly force on him if neccessary.
** The respect seems to be somewhat mutual, as evidenced in the Jonah Hex episode. It turns out the old man Ra's "kidnapped" is his son. Batman allows them to leave without a fight.
* GracefulLoser: if somewhat creepy as he plunged to his (apparent) demise with a big smile on his face.
* HighClassGlass: In 1883.
* {{Immortality}}: Can live forever with the aid of the Lazarus pits...
* ImmortalityImmorality:...But each time he goes in it drives him just a little bit crazier and more extreme.
* KnightTemplar: Seeks to save the world by killing most of the human population.
* MeaningfulName: Arabic for "The Demon's Head."
* MysteriousWatcher: At the end of ''Off Balance''.
* OmnicidalManiac: Perfectly willing to cause a chain reaction likely to kill more that ''2 billion'' lives
* ShirtlessScene: Just like in the comics, his first meeting with Batman culminates in this, while he's wielding a...
* SinisterScimitar: ... against Batman.
* StoryboardingTheApocalypse: When he lays out his plan to destroy humanity, it is accompanied by a series of detailed stills showing the world being saturated by the Lazarus Pits, in chaos, and finally at "a blessed peace."
* SwordFight: In the middle of a desert.
* UtopiaJustifiesTheMeans: And fully aware of it, too. He himself projects 2,056,986,000 casualties as a result of his plan in ''The Demon's Quest''.
* VillainousValor: Despite being insufferably pompous, self-righteous, megalomaniacal, and a genocidal lunatic, he is a brave man, exposing himself to danger even though most of the time he is a frail old man; he refuses to see himself as a victim, and [[DontYouDarePityMe won't tolerate anyone else thinking that, either]]. When rejuvenated by a chemical pool called the Lazarus Pit, he becomes strong and athletic and is willing to fight anyone. When he challenges Batman to a sword fight in "The Demon's Quest (Part II)" he demands: "Are you man enough to face your better?" - and is immensely pleased that Batman is just that.
* WeCanRuleTogether: Offers Batman a position as TheDragon, several times.
* WellIntentionedExtremist: He views his actions as a necessary evil to help repair the damage to the planet that mankind has caused.
* WorthyOpponent: Views Batman as this.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Talia al Ghul]]
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--> '''Voiced By:''' Helen Slater, Creator/OliviaHussey

* ArmorPiercingSlap: When Ra's al Ghul is currently in Ax Crazy mode after using the Lazarus Pit to revive himself, she gives him one of these to snap him back to his senses.
* CleavageWindow: In her ''The Demon's Quest'' outfit.
* DatingCatwoman: Ends up being one of Batman's primary love interests.
* EnemyMine: Teamed twice with Batman to choose her father over him at the end.
* EnigmaticMinion: You can never tell if she's on Batman's side or her father's.
* EvenEvilHasStandards: When she discovers that her father's scheme will result in over two billion casualties, she's just as shocked as Batman.
* FemmeFatale: Batman knows getting involved with her is a bad idea every time it happens, but he can't help himself.
* MadScientistsBeautifulDaughter: Her father is Ra's al Ghul, after all.
* MsFanservice: Especially obvious in ''Demon's Quest''.
* PeekABangs: Her hairstyle.
* SpyCatsuit: In her first appearance
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Mr. Freeze (Dr. Victor Fries)]]
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--> '''Voiced By:''' Michael Ansara

--> "''Think of it, Batman: to never again walk on a summer's day with a hot wind in your face, and a warm hand to hold. Oh yes, I'd'' kill ''for that.''"

A respected cryogenics expert who was once employed by [=GothCorp=], Victor Fries fell into a life of crime when his wife, Nora, grew ill and he was forced to sustain her in cryogenic containment until such time that a cure could be delivered. A freak accident in his lab caused Victor to become doused in cryogenic freezing compound, altering his body's structure. Although the effect of the incident made him very durable physically (he is nigh-immortal as his body's low temperature reduces his aging to a crawl), it left him unable to sustain himself outside of below-freezing temperatures. Fries developed a special suit that allows him to exist at these temperatures in normal climates, becoming "Mr. Freeze" in the process. Mr. Freeze's criminal activities are typically unconcerned with personal gain but instead motivated by vengeance and desperation.

* AdaptationalBadass: And he ended up reintroduced in the comics and featured in [[WesternAnimation/BatmanAndMisterFreezeSubZero two]] [[Film/BatmanAndRobin films]] (granted, the latter did not go very well).
* AlwaysSaveTheGirl: Much of his villainry is motivated by his desperate desire to save Nora, often at the expense of his own safety, emotional wellbeing, and the lives of innocent people.
* AndIMustScream: His eventual fate as shown in Batman Beyond.
* AntiVillain: When he's not obsessed with vengeance he just wants to be left alone with his wife.
* AnIcePerson: Thanks to a FreakLabAccident.
* BadBoss: He values Nora's life more than anyone else's, even his own henchmen.
* BaldOfEvil: The accident that made him Mr. Freeze caused his hair to fall out.
* BigBad: Of ''WesternAnimation/BatmanAndMisterFreezeSubZero''.
* BlackEyesOfCrazy: In place of his goggles in the reboot.
* BlessedWithSuck: He is immortal and can survive quite well in subzero temperatures. He'll also die in anything warmer without his suit on, and hates his life.
* BodyHorror: Starts out with a body unable to survive outside of subzero temperatures. Gets even worse in later seasons, when [[spoiler:all of his body, save for his head, has decayed away]].
* ChronicVillainy: After his debut he really just wants to be left alone, but something always seems to drag him back into crime.
* ClingyCostume: His temperature-regulating suit, which can't come off unless he has a place kept roughly the same temperature as a meat locker.
* CreepyMonotone: To enforce the idea that he has no emotions.
* CrusadingWidower: The loss of his wife is the whole reason he became Mr. Freeze.
* DespairEventHorizon:
** Losing his wife. [[spoiler:''Both'' times.]]
** Gets another one in ''WesternAnimation/BatmanBeyond''. Poor guy just can't catch a break.
* {{Determinator}}: "Nora was the only good thing in my life and they took her from me. I don't care what I have to do to get her back!"
* TheDragon: To Grant Walker in ''Deep Freeze''.
* DramaticDeadpan: He usually talks in an emotionless CreepyMonotone.
* EvilIsPetty: Good grief, ''Cold Comfort''!
* FateWorseThanDeath: His origin was based on this.
* FreezeRay: His [[WeaponOfChoice trademark weapon]].
* HateSink: Not one himself, but because his motives are often sympathetic or understandable to the audience every appearance before "Cold Comfort" involved one either working with him or against him.
* TheHeavy: While rarely the worst villain in the episodes he appears in, he's always the most prominent.
* IllGirl: His wife, for whom he commits his crimes.
* IWantMyBelovedToBeHappy: In ''[[Comicbook/TheBatmanAdventures Gotham Adventures]]'', Nora has remarried, and Freeze is happy to save her husband's life when Grant Walker comes back and kidnaps him.
* KickTheDog: Trying to hit Batman, he accidentally freezes one of his henchmen's legs. He then blames the accident on said henchman and leaves him for dead while the poor guy begs them to help him. It happens the same way to one of his ice maidens in ''Cold Comfort''. But then, ''Cold Comfort'' is a KickTheDog episode.
* LonersAreFreaks: Where Batman has Robin, who he treats as a teammate, Mr. Freeze is completely ruthless when one of his henchmen gets accidentally frozen.
* [[spoiler:LosingYourHead]]: In the show's revamp, as another side effect of his condition.
* LoveMakesYouEvil: His love for his comatose wife, Nora.
* MurderTheHypotenuse: In a comic tie-in to the show, where Nora had remarried. [[spoiler: Though this applies more to Francis D'anjou, who was actually framing Freeze in the hope that Nora would stop loving him.]]
* {{Necromantic}}: Turned to crime for funds to cure his sick, cryogenically frozen wife and revenge on a CorruptCorporateExecutive for pulling the plug on his first attempt.
* OnlySaneMan: In Arkham--he's only there because he's a special needs prisoner, not insane.
* PeopleJars: Keeps Nora in one until he can find a cure.
* PoweredArmor: His suit, which apparently triples his strength.
* PungeonMaster: He makes some cold-related puns in his debut episode; they are much better than anything from ''Film/BatmanAndRobin''.
-->'''Mr. Freeze:''' I'm beyond emotions. They've been frozen ''dead'' in me.
* RoaringRampageOfRevenge: In "Heart of Ice".
* [[RedEyesTakeWarning Red Goggles Take Warning]]: He wears a pair of red goggles early on, though he drops them in later costume changes.
* SeanConneryIsAboutToShootYou: Mr. Freeze fires his freeze gun directly at you. In the commentary, the directors are surprised they got away with it - they wouldn't have been able to with a regular gun, in case some kid decided to try it.
* SilenceYouFool: In ''Deep Freeze'', Mr. Freeze say this twice to Batman.
* SnowMeansLove: His most iconic scene is him talking to the snowglobe that contains a statue of Nora, begging for forgiveness. Sad version of this trope. The comics reveal that in college the two spent much of their courtship outside in the snow.
* TheStoic: But also NotSoStoic when his wife is brought into the equation.
* TheyCallMeMisterTibbs: "Freeze!" "That's ''Mister'' Freeze to ''you''." ''([[PreMortemOneLiner fires]])''
* TinMan: Despite claiming that he can no longer feel any emotion, his despair at losing his wife — and his cold hatred to those who took her — is demonstrable.
* TookALevelInJerkass: He's always been vindictive since he became a criminal but he's an outright bully in ''Cold Comfort''.
* TragicVillain: A desperate man trying to save his dying wife, and whose life was destroyed by an accident and confined into a refrigerated suit to survive. There's a reason he used to provide the page image.
* WeaksauceWeakness: Any temperatures over freezing; he can't survive them without his suit.
* WhoWantsToLiveForever: "Deep Freeze" states that, even if he's not ''immortal'', he can likely live for thousands of years. And he wants none of it.
** Worse in ''Meltdown'' where he seems to have spent the last few decades as a disembodied head in an isolated room.
* WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds: Before the accident he's even shown to be a bit soft spoken and reserved, and backs down easily after a brief attempt at stopping Boyle from shutting down the cryonic chamber Nora was in.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:The Penguin (Oswald Cobblepot)]]
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--> '''Voiced By:''' PaulWilliams, David Ogden Stiers

--> ''"Sorry about the intrusion, sir, but at least you were ransacked by a man of impeccable taste."''

* AbsurdlySpaciousSewer: In ''Birds of a Feather'' and ''The Mechanic'', he had a hideout in one. Likely a reference to his Film/BatmanReturns counterpart.
* {{Acrofatic}}: Pretty quick for someone so rotund.
* AddedAlliterativeAppeal: Uses this a lot.
* AffablyEvil: Especially in ''Birds of a Feather''.
* AntiquatedLinguistics: To cultivate a gentlemanly image.
* BadGuyBar: The Iceberg Lounge technically counts.
* BigBad: In ''WesternAnimation/BatmanMysteryOfTheBatwoman''.
* BodyguardBabes: Jay, Lark, and Raven.
* ChronicVillainy: Chose to abandon crime one day when he was released from Stonegate, deciding that he never wanted to return to jail again, but when he learned that the woman he began to fall in love with was only spending time with him to mock his uncultured ways he relapsed into villainy. However, unlike the other villains, he does manage to stay out of jail in ''The New Batman Adventures.'' He didn't really reform and uses his nightclub as a front for shady deals, but he does a much better job of ensuring his legal safety. Batman is well-aware that Penguin hasn't changed, but keeps him around because he is just as often a [[TheRat good source of information]] about other, more dangerous criminals.
* CivilianVillain: Actually worked better for him when he was faking it.
* DeadpanSnarker: He is TheSnarkKnight when he deals with the lower classes (prison guards, bus drivers, Batman). When he at last deals with the upper classes, he becomes a StepfordSnarker.
* DoomyDoomsOfDoom: Once tried calling a trap he'd set for Batman in a zoo as his "aviary of doom". The other villains he tells the story to are bemused, at best.
-->'''The Penguin:''' ''(narrating)'' Welcome, my ebon-winged adversary. You have taken the bait, just as I knew you would. Now, prepare to meet your end within my Aviary of Doom!\\
'''Poison Ivy:''' ''(interrupting the story)'' Aviary of ''what''?...\\
'''The Joker:''' Sheesh, Pengers. How corny can you get?\\
'''The Penguin:''' Fah! Just because you mundane miscreants have no drama in your souls!... Anyway, there he was in my Av... * Sigh* ... My "big birdhouse"...
* EtTuBrute: A rather depressing example. In the episode, ''Birds of a Feather'', he is released from prison and declares that he's reformed and will become a model member of high society. A group of snobbish aristocrats decide to bring him into their social circle so that they can laugh at his social ineptitude and appearance. He generally doesn't care how life had gotten him down through the rest of the episode, but when he overhears the woman whom he had fallen in love with talking about this plot, he loses it. The real slap in the face is that he had genuinely reformed until this happened.
* EvilBrit: Speaks with a British accent.
* EvilIsNotAToy: In ''Birds of a Feather'', Veronica Vreeland brings him into her social circle as a publicity stunt. He eventually finds out he's being used, and in his true flamboyantly villainous fashion, kidnaps and tries to kill her.
* TheFamilyForTheWholeFamily: In his first appearance, he and his henchmen are continuously foiled by the local children who have [[BatmanInMyBasement Batman in their basement]]. This is one of the reasons that the production team does not think very highly of this episode, since they were hoping the series would avoid kid heroes and bumbling villains.
* FatBastard: A staple of the character.
* FauxAffablyEvil: His default mode, as he has been shown very willing to hurt women and children.
* FeatheredFiend: Has a collection of deadly birds ranging from poison-billed hummingbirds to trained attack-cassowaries.
* GentlemanSnarker! Most of his snarking come with a veil of sophistication.
* GentlemanThief: He invokes this trope, without success, you could say.
* GoodSmokingEvilSmoking: Always has a cigarette holder in his mouth.
* TheGrotesque: Similar to the Burton films, the Penguin is ''almost'' this trope played straight. He's nowhere near as evil as, say, The Joker, but then again he's not even all that ugly. It's implied that deep down he really wants to go straight, [[ChronicVillainy but he just likes stealing priceless artifacts too much]] -- and he just can't keep from lashing out at people who make fun of him when he ''does'' try to reform.
* HiddenDepths: As Veronica Vreeland discovered, if you can stand his SadClown jokes, his JabbaTableManners and hia SmallNameBigEgo attitude, Oswald can be quite TheCharmer in a LargeHam way.
* HighClassGlass: Kept from the comics (despite being absent from the movie).
* ImprobableWeaponUser: Umbrellas. Some of them even have live rounds.
* JabbaTableManners: As seen in "Birds of a Feather".
* JustGotOutOfJail: He did try to live a honest life and among Gotham's elites (which he thought possible thanks to Veronica Vreeland). While she cleared a misunderstanding when Batman wrongly thought the Penguin was one of the muggers robbing her, it was eventually revealed to him she just wanted someone to be made a fool of at a party. He was so revolted he returned to a life of crime.
* ManOfWealthAndTaste: Always wears a formal tuxedo, stylistically similar to actual penguins (who look like they're wearing one).
* NiceHat: His top hat.
* OnlySaneMan: Carried over from the comics. He's one of the few Batman villains who goes to jail rather than Arkham. He also sometimes grows annoyed with the other rogues' "eccentricities" when forced to work with them.
* OrphanedPunchline: Has one in ''Birds of a Feather'': "--and I said, 'But, warden--those aren't ''my'' pants!"
* PaidHarem: Jay, Raven, and Lark.
* ParasolOfPain: His parasols can have anything from toxic gas to actual bullets.
** ParasolParachute: One of its uses.
* TheRat: The only reason why Batman lets him operate his nightclub.
* RedemptionFailure: ''Birds of a Feather''
* ReformedButRejected: ''Birds of a Feather''
* SadClown: His delusions of being a GentlemanThief and his SmallNameBigEgo are his way to cope with his crushing loneliness. He is insecure at heart and keeps on running his mouth to fool himself into thinking he's confident or to get people to like him and tends to make jokes at inappropriate times to cope.
* SesquipedalianLoquaciousness: To make himself sound more sophisticated then he actually is. Comes back to bite him in a tie-in comic, where he doesn't know what a word means and makes something up to avoid looking stupid.
* SinisterSchnoz: It has the appearance of a penguin beak.
* SmallNameBigEgo: Despite overwhelming evidence on the contrary, the Penguin really believes he is well liked by the rich Gotham elite (''Birds of a Feather'') and fancies himself as a ladies’ man (he hits on Roxie Rocket on ''The Ultimate Thrill''). Those things didn’t end well for him.
%%* SmugSnake
* SocietyIsToBlame: In ''Birds of a Feather'', he looks to go straight once he's gotten out of prison, but when resident RichBitch Veronica Vreeland and her snobby friends decide to make him the butt of an exceptionally cruel joke, he reverts to his criminal ways to exact revenge. In the end, he muses, "I guess it's true; society is to blame. ''High'' society." At least Vreeland had the decency to feel bad about her role in it by the end though.
* TerribleTrio: Was part of one with Jay and Raven before leading two sets: one of males then one of females.
* ThenLetMeBeEvil: He could put up with Batman [[ReformedButRejected not believing he really reformed]], but Veronica Vreeland shouldn't have used him for a pig at a pig party.
* VillainBallMagnet: ''Birds of a Feather''
* VillainousValor: In ''Birds of a Feather'' at least, he is a courageous fighter, [[MuggingTheMonster beating back a gang of bullies who are trying to mug him using only his umbrella]]. In ''Second Chance'', when Batman is accusing him of having Two-Face kidnapped, the Penguin declares that he were ever going to mess with another villain, he'd do it the honorable way: face to face.
* WannabeLine: His club, The Iceberg Lounge, has such a line. In ''Joker's Millions'', Barbara and Dick get in by Barbara mentioning her father as the Penguin is walking by. Bruce Wayne is seen in the Lounge later.
* WhosLaughingNow: To Veronica Vreeland and her UpperClassTwit friend Pierce in ''Birds of a Feather''.
* WickedCultured: He tries to be this...
[[/folder]]

[[folder:The Riddler (Edward Nygma)]]
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--> '''Voiced By:''' JohnGlover

--> ''"Do you know what happens to gate crashers? They have to match wits with the Riddler."''

A disgraced video game developer-turned-criminal with a knack for very complex and obscure riddles. Unlike most of Batman's rogues, The Riddler typically ''wants'' Batman to pursue him as it gives him an opportunity to use his riddling skills to try to outwit the Dark Knight.

* AffablyEvil: As long as his "outwitted angry guy" mood is not triggered, he keeps a very elegant and formal demeanor. Though considering he rarely ends a sentence without insulting other people's intelligence, he might qualify for full time [[FauxAffablyEvil Faux Affably Evil]].
* [[spoiler:AntiHero: See HeelFaceTurn below]].
* TheBadGuyWins: Even though he actually did not achieve his goal of killing his ex-boss, Nygma escapes justice safely, and terrifies his victim into a permanent mortal fear of his return.
* BaldOfEvil: In the revamp.
* BerserkButton: By the time of ''Riddler's Reform'', being called crazy is this for The Riddler.
* CallingCard: His riddles.
* ChronicVillainy:
** [[CutLexLuthorACheck Sells his persona for a fortune]] and decides to abandon crime altogether in order to avoid risking his newfound wealth and freedom. However, because he has such a compulsion, he reasons that the only way he can do so is to kill Batman. Naturally, he fails, gets found out and arrested.
** His brief [[spoiler:HeelFaceTurn]] in ''Gotham Adventures'' results in Batman catching him anyway. He actually ''inadvertently gives Batman a riddle as to his location''. Despite [[BerserkButton hating being called crazy]], poor Eddie has to concede this one and after a VillainousBreakdown [[DownerEnding dejectedly lets Batman take him back to the asylum]].
--->'''Riddler:''' You don't understand. I ''really'' didn't want to leave you any clues. I really planned ''never'' to go back to Arkham Asylum. But I left you a clue anyway. So I...I have to go back there. Because I might need help. I...I might actually be crazy...
* CivilianVillain: ''Riddler's Reform''
* CivvieSpandex: in the redesign
* ConsolationPrize: Batman and Robin may have stopped him from killing Daniel Mockridge for cheating him out of his share of royalties for the ''Riddle Of The Minotaur'' game, but ruining Mockridge's life by making him live in fear of the Riddler's return makes for a very satisfying end anyway.
* CriminalMindGames: His M.O.
* CutLexLuthorACheck: In ''Riddler's Reform'', he has sold the license to his persona to a toy developer for a completely legal fortune. However, Batman is convinced that he will continue to commit riddle-crimes, even though it will jeopardize his freedom and financial well-being. When Robin wonders why he would take such a risk, Batman explains that for him it is not about the money, it is an obsession. As it turns out, Batman's right; Riddler is uneasy with his new life, and eventually decides to try to kill Batman once and for all just to remove the temptation to backslide.
* DeadpanSnarker:
--> '''Riddler''': You have 10 minutes, gentlemen. Then, Mr. Mockridge is going to be the only good business shark. A dead one.
* DeathTrap: Often very elaborately engineered ones that test Batman's intelligence.
* DemotedToExtra: He rarely appeared much, but what episodes he did get were quite excellent and put a refreshing spin on the character. When the sequel series ''The New Batman Adventures'' rolled over, however, ol' Eddie got the shaft, despite getting a new character design more faithful to Frank Gorshin's take on the character. You know that things are bad when the new Riddler's biggest role was in a ''Superman'' episode. Creator/PaulDini admitted in the "Art of..." book that they didn't use the Riddler often because his gimmick of using riddles was pretty hard to pull off in an action cartoon such as theirs. On the other hand, he had some truly spectacular moments in ''ComicBook/TheBatmanAdventures'', set in the same universe.
* EngineeredPublicConfession: ''Riddler's Reform''
%%* EvilGenius
* EvilRedhead: Certainly borrowed from the TV series' Frank Gorshin (having usually slick black hair in the comics).
* GoMadFromTheRevelation: Inverted when Batman survives his death-trap, but won't tell him how he did it. The episode ends with Riddler ranting and raving as he tries to figure out how it was done.
* [[spoiler:HeelFaceTurn: He ''hates'' being in Arkham, so when he escaped in ''[[ComicBook/TheBatmanAdventures Gotham Adventures]]'', he opts to become a vigilante detective, solving crimes himself while sending riddles to Batman so he can solve other cases. He's still definitely [[AntiHero morally ambiguous]], though, and isn't above ElectricTorture to get the testimony he wants]].
* {{Guyliner}}: In the revamp.
* HisOwnWorstEnemy: Since his ChronicVillainy won't let him stop leaving riddles for Batman to solve.
* HoistByHisOwnPetard: Was first trapped in his own virtual world then got his confession recorded on his own device.
* HurricaneOfPuns: His hints in "If You're So Smart, Why Aren't You Rich."
--> ''(Batman and Robin come across a sign that says "Loser's Ahead.")''
--> '''Robin''': "Loser's Ahead?"
--> ''(The duo turns a corner, two giant shurikens come out of nowhere, and the duo ducks just before the blades lop their heads off.)''
--> '''Batman''': Loses a head. [[LamePunReaction I don't know what's worse, the traps or the puns]].
* InsufferableGenius: He's a puzzles genius and he wants ''everyone'' to know it.
* [[KarmaHoudini Karma Enigma]]: He gets away scot-free at the end of ''If You're So Smart, Why Aren't You Rich?'' The producers have stated that they let the Riddler escape as a testament to his intellect.
* ManOfWealthAndTaste: In BTAS, he wears a nice green suit and a tie with a question mark.
* MoodSwinger: he alternates fits of anger with polite interludes.
* NerdsAreSexy: In ''Riddler's Reform'', he ends up with quite a few women fawning over him. Unless that's an example of AllGirlsWantBadBoys, or PowerIsSexy and/or GoldDigger, due to his newfound fame and wealth from his inventions.
* NiceHat: A green bowler hat.
* ParanoiaGambit: His origin episode revolves around him going after Mockridge, the man who cheated him out of the profits for a game he designed due to him being 'work-for-hire'. Batman and Robin manage to save him, but the Riddler gets away and hints he will eventually return to finish the job. The episode ends with a terrified Mockridge in his mansion, locking every door and window in the place, checking every shadow, and getting into bed with a loaded shotgun at his side while Bruce muses on the situation:
--> '''Bruce:''' [[PyrrhicVillainy Mockridge may have his money, but he won't be sleeping well]]. "How much is a good night's sleep worth?" Now THERE'S a riddle for you.
* PropheticNames: During his StartOfDarkness episode, Batman lampshades this trope when Edward Nygma reveals his new identity, asking him if it's meant to be a joke.
* RedHeadInGreen: Probably what made this appearance iconic.
* RiddleMeThis: The trope namer.
* SanityHasAdvantages: In ''Riddler's Reform'', he actually goes straight and makes tons of money by designing puzzles for a toy company and licensing his likeness to market them. However, he just can't stop thinking about matching wits with Batman... so he decides that the only way he'll ever be secure enough in his new life to actually enjoy it is to kill Batman.
* SmugSnake: The mother of all smug depictions of the Riddler.
* StevenUlyssesPerhero: E. Nygma.
* ThrowTheBookAtThem: In ''Judgement Day'', courtroom-themed vigilante The Judge tells him, "It's about time someone threw the book at you!" and drops a car-sized book on him, nearly killing him.
* TheVillainMakesThePlot: One of the cited reasons that the writers gave for why the Riddler appeared less than most other villains was that it was hard to make a scheme worthy of such a brain-teasing [[TheChessmaster chessmaster]] villain like him in single half-hour episodes.
* UnPerson: ''What is Reality?'' has him erasing all of the records of his existence as Edward Nygma, including birth certificates, drivers licenses, employment records and so on.
* VillainousBreakdown: Has an epic one in ''Riddler's Reform''.
* VillainousCrossdresser: For some reason his TNBA design has him in women's shoes.
* WickedCultured: Has a thing for greek mythology and foreign languages.
* WasItReallyWorthIt?: At the end of Riddler's debut episode, Batman states that even though they saved the CorruptCorporateExecutive from Nygma's traps, the experience scarred him for life, and the last scene shows a frightened Mockridge trembling under his bedsheets.
* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: In ''Trial'', he's seen among the villains as a juror in their KangarooCourt. However, he disappears during the second half of the episode and his chair in the jury is even empty.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:The Scarecrow (Dr. Jonathan Crane)]]
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--> '''Voiced By:''' Henry Polic II, Creator/JeffreyCombs

A university psychology professor who has made a career out of studying fear and its effects. In his pursuit of research, he developed a chemical toxin that allows him to induce fear in any subject at his whim, which he later began using as an asset for crime.

* ArtEvolution: His costume went through several major alterations and changes, even before the ArtShift of ''The New Batman Adventures'' (which settled on a design), more or less because his first designs were a tad on the goofy side.
* CutLexLuthorACheck: In ''Fear of Victory'' he starts rigging sports and then betting on the games; he himself points out that chemicals are expensive and his usual crimes of causing wanton terror aren't very lucrative.
* DarkerAndEdgier: In TNBA.
* EvilRedhead: Underneath his mask.
* EvilTeacher: His experiments - mostly just locking people in small rooms while dousing them with fear gas - go all the way back to his days as a Gotham University professor.
* FixingTheGame / ThrowingTheFight: ''Fear of Victory'' centered on his plot to raise a lot of money gambling on sporting events ([[TheGimmick Guess]] [[IKnowWhatYouFear how]]). He even drops the title "I fixed the games."
* ForScience: "Dreams in Darkness" in particular.
* AGodAmI: No remotely "godlike" powers aside from his fear gas, but he's got the attitude in spades.
* HiddenDepths: ''Comicbook/TheBatmanAdventures'' reveals that, despite all his sadism, he actually does love to teach. A rehabilitative work-release program at Arkham allows him to teach at the local community college, which he enjoys until he realizes that half his students are too illiterate to spell their own names correctly. This leads him to the scheme he employs in issues 4 and 5, where he holds the city for ransom by rendering everyone illiterate in attempt to show the local government the dangers of not reforming the education system.
* HoistByHisOwnPetard: Has been exposed twice to his own fear gas.
* IKissYourFoot: In ''Fear of Victory'', Scarecrow mentions using his Fear Toxin to bring the people of Gotham to their knees and in his own words "...Kissing my feet!"
* {{Jerkass}}: [[AllThereInTheManual Unless you read the tie-in comic]], he comes off as a nasty little prick, unlike all those tragic villains
* LargeHam: In BTAS. He transitions to a SoftSpokenSadist in TNBA.
* LeanAndMean: Like an actual scarecrow, Crane is exceptionally thin.
* MadScientist: He claims his crimes are experiments in fear.
* MasterOfIllusion: Particularly the scary kind.
* MasterPoisoner: Makes all of the fear toxins himself.
* [[MaybeMagicMaybeMundane Maybe Magic, Maybe Mundane]]: Following his TNBA redesign. He's never shown unmasked, and the production team has said that they weren't even sure there was actually a man in the costume any more.
* MorallyAmbiguousDoctorate: Before becoming Scarecrow, he held a doctorate in psychology.
%%* NiceHat
* NotSoHarmlessVillain: Not that he was really harmless to begin with, just... not that scary.
* PetTheDog: Stops in the middle of one of his raving speeches about being the GOD OF FEAR to say hello to Harley.
* PoisonAndCureGambit In ''Never Fear'', he releases a chemical that takes away all sensation of fear, making people dangerously reckless, with the plan of selling his fear toxin as the "antidote".
* SadistTeacher: His true nature.
* SaveOurStudents: [[ComicBook/TheBatmanAdventures The tie-in comic]] gives him HiddenDepths by showing that he actually is concerned about the city's youth getting proper education. The Annual even chronicles his RedemptionFailure trying to be this.
* ScaryScarecrows: His theme.
* [[SkullForAHead Skull For A Mask]]: In the redesign.
* SinisterScythe: Wields one in ''Trial''.
* SoftSpokenSadist: When voiced by Jeffrey Combs.
* [[WhyDidItHaveToBeSnakes Why Did It Have to Be ___?]]: Scarecrow is the master of using this trope.
* YouGotMurder: ''Fear of Victory'' had him dosing people with contact poison by telegram. It was only his patented "fear toxin", though.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:The Mad Hatter (Jervis Tetch)]]
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--> '''Voiced By:''' Roddy [=Mc=]Dowall

* {{Adorkable}}: When he's either at war with himself, or prior to his spiral into madness. Tetch had some incredibly adorable moments of complete social ineptitude in his office; talking to people, especially pretty people was not his forte. It didn't stick.
* AffablyEvil: At least in ''Perchance to Dream''. And in ''Trial'' he's one of the only reasonable ones.
* AliceAllusion: He's obsessed with ''Literature/AliceInWonderland''. The other people in his life also mirror the story--he pines after a woman named Alice, and his boss is a stern, redheaded woman who warns him that "[[OffWithHisHead heads will roll]]". His mind-controlled henchmen are also all costumed after ''Alice'' characters.
* AxCrazy: Actually wielded an ax when he tried to off the bat himself in his introductory episode.
%%* BadassLongcoat
%%* BlondGuysAreEvil
* BritishTeeth: Like his Alice in Wonderland counterpart.
* CheshireCatGrin: And probably with that very example in mind.
* DarkSkinnedBlond: Even before he dyed it "school-bus-yellow". He has unusually dark skin for an evil, British blond (as well as an accent that doesn't go with skin tone or teeth). Portrayed as an anti-social, lab-dwelling nerd, it's highly unlikely that he got out often enough to get a tan, either. (In the episode "The Worry Men", where he visits tropical Central America, he covers up with white gloves, sunglasses, and a straw hat.) It's possible the animators darkened his skin just to exaggerate how freakishly blond his hair is.
* DoggedNiceGuy: Though he drops the nice part when it doesn't work.
* EvilBrit: Confirmed to be actually english.
* EvilGenius: Capable of creating mind control chips that can reduce the wearer to a mere puppet.
* FanDumb: InUniverse, Jarvis is '''The Monomaniac''' for Literature.AliceInWonderland, and this is a vital trait of his personality: This is the first clue that Jervis is not interested in reality, but his fantasies...
* FauxAffablyEvil: He's pretty sinister in ''The Worry Men'' and ''Animal Act''.
* ForScience: ''Animal Act''
%%* GadgeteerGenius
* GrandRomanticGesture: The actions he used to woo his Alice. Including, but not limited to - brainwashing a pair of thugs to go jump off a bridge to impress her with his bravery when they're about to get mugged; brainwashing the Maitre'd of a restaurant (as well as the rest of the staff) into getting them a seat and the romantic usuals (violin/flowers/etc.). After she reconciled with her boyfriend the same night, though, he uses brainwashing to break them up again, then does the "extravagant Flower surprise" in her house... which he didn't have a key for. Alice is, understandably, creeped out - but mostly because Jervis had no way of knowing that the two had broken up.
* HypnoTrinket: Controls minds without spirals, using cards marked 10/6 which he sticks on people's heads. And that's just his stock device; he has been known to use other things when appropriate.
* IControlMyMinionsThrough: He used mind control on his minions, which gave him an advantage over Batman, who wouldn't hit people who weren't willingly causing trouble. Once they were free, however, poor Mad Hatter.
* IronicNurseryTune: Based as he is on the ''Literature/AliceInWonderland'' character, he uses these as part of his schtick. In one scene, he taunts Batman from afar with "Twinkle, Twinkle, little Bat! How I wonder what you're at!"
* LoveMakesYouEvil: His unrequited love for Alice is what started the whole thing.
* TheMadHatter: Actually, not that much.
* MadScientist: One who is specialized in mind control.
* MasterOfIllusion: Via his mind control, such as in "Perchance to Dream".
* MindControlDevice: This is his schtick. When he did it to mice, it was cute and scientific. When he did it to a female co-worker named Alice on whom he had a huge unrequited crush, it became creepy and stalkerish, but as he expresses regret about it we can assume it was a last resort.
* MotiveDecay: As Batman pointed out in ''The Worry Men'', he went from socially inept and lovelorn to being just another petty crook.
* NeverMyFault: Blames Batman for losing Alice, even though she didn't want to be with him in the first place.
* NiceHat: Well, duh!
* NotGoodWithRejection: This is part his origin. He had a crush on his secretary, who actually was named Alice, but she didn't reciprocate.
* NotMeThisTime: ''Make 'em Laugh'' and ''Knight Time''.
* ObliviouslyEvil: At least at first. He doesn't seem to realize just how bad mind-controlling Alice is, and seems to believe that he's doing her a favor.
* OffWithHisHead: In keeping with all of the Alice references, says this about Batman.
* PetTheDog: In ''[[Comicbook/TheBatmanAdventures Gotham Adventures]]'' he lures Batman into another LotusEaterMachine purely in the hopes of letting Batman have a little happiness for once. Sadly, happiness is apparently so unnatural for the Batman that just the feeling is enough for Batman to realize that he's in a fantasy.
* PyrrhicVillainy: In a milder example, he uses his mind control technology to land Alice, a co-worker he was too shy to talk to, but Batman calls him out on this, asking if a mind-controlled, compliant Alice with no personality was what he really wanted. Tetch has a [[VillainousBreakdown breakdown and rushes Batman]].
* StalkerWithACrush: How the Mad Hatter was first portrayed in his obsession with his co-worker Alice, and being too shy to ask her out.
* TheyCalledMeMad: He briefly mentions it but that didn't play in his descent into villainy.
* TropicalEpilogue: ''The Worry Men'' features the Mad Hatter admitting that he's been thinking of retiring from crime, purchasing an island out in the middle of nowhere, and opening up a sun-bonnet shop.
* WickedCultured: He sure likes his Lewis Carroll's quotes.
* {{Yandere}}: For Alice.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Clayface (Matt Hagen)]]
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--> '''Voiced By:''' Creator/RonPerlman

* AnimeAnatomy: Even when shifted into the form of a naked human, he has no genitalia
** He was barely human, just humanoid.
* {{Badass}}
** AdaptationalBadass: Much like Freeze, he'd been written off as too goofy to work. Then BTAS came along...
* CompositeCharacter: His character is essentially a combination of the first three versions from the comics.
* CosmeticHorror: He used an experimental cosmetic cream to help him look good after a car accident that ruined his face. It was temporary and highly addictive, and when he tried to blow the whistle before it went on the market Daggett's men fed him an overdose, turning him into Clayface.
* FakingTheDead: At the end of his first appearance.
* GenreSavvy: Subverted. Instead of avoiding cliches, he prefers to embrace them knowingly.
* {{Jerkass}}: But a [[JerkassWoobie pitiable one]].
* TheJuggernaut: He's absurdly powerful for a Batvillain.
* KickTheDog: When he throws his best friend/stunt double across the room when the guy tries to cheer him up and encourage him that all is not lost in living like a regular person
-->"''Don't patronize me! I told you, I don't need to eat! I don't need to sleep! And I'' '''''DON'T NEED YOU!!!'''''"
* LargeHam: He's an actor, so this shouldn't come as a surprise.
--> "[[AStreetcarNamedDesire STELLAAAAAA!]]"
* ManOfAThousandFaces: Due to the RenuYu, he could change his features even before turning into a clay monster.
* NotQuiteDead: in his first appearance he pretends to die from electrocution, but we see at the end of the episode that he's still alive and shifted into the form of a pretty woman on the street.
* PersonalityPowers: He's an award-winning actor. What power is more fitting than shapeshifting?
%%* PsychopathicManchild
* RoaringRampageOfRevenge: His motive in his first appearance, seeking revenge against the men responsible for his transformation.
* ShadowDiscretionShot: The scene of having Re-New-U poured on his face provides the trope image.
* ShapeshifterDefaultForm: It's explained that shapeshifting is an acquired skill, or "muscle tensing," so he can't just constantly be in another form.
* ShapeshifterSwanSong: Though he wasn't actually dying, he was just DoingItForTheArt.
* ThatManIsDead:
-->'''Batman''': Hagen, listen to me.\\
'''Clayface''': There is no Hagen. It's only me now...Clayface.
** A bit later, when Batman shows Clayface videotapes of his former movie and TV roles and tells him "You can play those roles again Hagen, let me help you find a cure." Clayface outright screams "No! Hagen's Gone, make him stop haunting me!"
** He also said something of that effect to Stella Bates who was watching one of his old movies in ''Mudslide''.
%%* TragicVillain
* VillainousBreakdown: Invoked.
* VoluntaryShapeshifting: Can assume human forms, and the blob attack after he was found out.
* WhatMeasureIsANonHuman: [[spoiler: In JusticeLeague, Flash and Hawkgirl rather cheerfully blow him to bits. [[KilledOffForReal He's never seen again after the episode.]]]]
* YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness: What Dagget ''tried'' to have his men do to Hagen.
[[/folder]]


[[folder:Man-Bat (Dr. Kirk Langstrom)]]
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--> '''Voiced By:''' Marc Singer

* BioAugmentation: Unfortunately, WithGreatPowerComesGreatInsanity.
* MagicPants: Every single time Man-Bat appears, its wearing pants.
* NotMeThisTime: ''Terror in the Sky'' ([[spoiler:it's actually his wife]]) and one issue of the tie-in comic ([[spoiler:it's actually an old rival in his field]]).
* NoTranshumanismAllowed: Subverted. [[spoiler: Langstrom makes a final appearance as the Man-Bat in ''[[ComicBook/TheBatmanAdventures The Batman & Robin Adventures'']], where it's revealed that he's perfected the formula so that he stays in control, and decides to become the Man-Bat permanently. Batman may not care for this, or for the Man-Bat lurking in his caves and stealing his food, but he concedes that it's not his right to dictate how Langstrom decides to live his life or modify his body]].
* ProfessorGuineaPig: Drank serum with bat DNA and became the Man-Bat.
* SuperpoweredEvilSide: Langstrom is fairly harmless, but the Man-Bat is violent, animalistic, and destructive.
* TragicMonster: He's not actually that bad a person outside of his bat form, but can't control himself when it's happening. [[spoiler: Accidentally infecting his wife couldn't have been a picnic either.]]
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Killer Croc]]
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--> '''Voiced By:''' Aron Kincaid, Brooks Gardner

* AbsurdlySpaciousSewer: Typically based himself in one.
* AdaptationNameChange =/= NoNameGiven: He is never referred to as Waylon Jones and the only hint at his name is his wrestler alias "Killer Croc Morgan".
* AnimalEyes: Yellow with cat pupils.
%%* BaldOfEvil
%%* TheBrute
* DumbMuscle: Quickly degenerated into this. [[spoiler:Except it was Batman in disguise.]]
* FangsAreEvil: They even can break metal.
* TheFarmerAndTheViper: He escapes while escorted by train to a prison, Batman in hot pursuit. They fall off a cliff and are knocked out. Croc wakes up in a secluded home owned by former circus performers. It's Croc's perfect chance to start a new life. Naturally Croc claims Batman is evil to get their help in capturing him. Then Croc captures everyone and plans to kill them and run off with their retirement money. When he's eventually foiled, he does seem a little regretful as he's taken away.
--> '''Billy the Seal boy''': [Why'd you do it, Croc?]\\
'''Killer Croc''': You said you could be yourself out here, remember? [[CryForTheDevil I guess that's what I was doing. Being myself.]]
* GeniusBruiser: Made his debut with a pretty clever plan to frame Bullock.
* HugeGuyTinyGirl: Huge Guy to Baby Doll in ''Love is a Croc''.
%%* {{Jerkass}}
* SlasherSmile: What's the saying about crocodiles and smiling?
* TakingAdvantageOfGenerosity: ''Sideshow'' had him do this to a bunch of circus freaks who had hidden themselves away from the outside world so they could be themselves. They were willing to let him join them on their farm, but when Killer Croc heard they had $50,000, he couldn't resist. When asked why after he's captured, Killer Croc solemnly admits [[IronicEcho he had to be himself]].
* TookALevelInDumbass: In ''Almost Got 'Im'' he goes from a somewhat clever, or at least street smart, crook into a near idiot. [[spoiler: Justified, since it's actually Batman in disguise likely playing up how others view Croc.]]
* TheWorfEffect: Courtesy of Bane, like in ''Knightfall''.
* WrestlerInAllOfUs:
--> '''Killer Croc''': You know, they used to call Killer Croc the meanest dude in the wrestling federation. Now, they'll call him the guy who iced the Batman.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:The Ventriloquist/Scarface (Arnold Wesker)]]
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--> '''Voiced By:''' George Dzundza

* {{Adorkable}}: Arnold, when he's just being Arnold
* BadBoss: Scarface might not be as murderous as the Joker but he makes up for it by being very rude to his henchmen.
* BewareTheSillyOnes: A gangster speaking through a puppet might look pretty stupid, but that's a real gun that Scarface is holding on to.
* BookDumb: Scarface has some trouble saying big words but he's a good planner.
* CigarChomper: Scarface.
* ClockKing: His debut started with an expertly cratfed heist of his.
* CompanionCube: Scarface is this to Arnold.
* DamnItFeelsGoodToBeAGangster: Scarface
* DangerouslyGenreSavvy: The puppet owned the goddamn Batman in his introductory episode, no less.
* DemonicDummy: Implied on occasion.
* [[spoiler:TheDogBitesBack: In "Double Talk", he finally gets fed up with Scarface, and blows him to smithereens.]]
* EvilIsNotAToy: As Rhino and Mugsy bitterly discovered (though Scarface technically is one).
* ExtremeDoormat: Wesker, especially to Scarface.
* FamilyUnfriendlyDeath: For being not technically alive, Scarface got that a lot.
** The creators [[WordOfGod mentioned once]] that, as the censors weren't going to complain about what they did to an inanimate doll, they were free to be as vicious and sadistic to Scarface as they wanted - and it shows!
* GollumMadeMeDoIt: Wesker is a mild-mannered man being bossed around by a loud mouthed blockhead.
* GoodScarsEvilScars: The dummy's are modeled after the ones on Al Capone, the real-life Scarface.
* HairTriggerTemper: Scarface once more.
* [[spoiler:HeelFaceTurn: Arnold is among the only recurring villains to stay redeemed.]]
* HelplessGoodSide: Portrayed in a similar manner in the comics. There's a creepy scene at the end of his first episode that shows him making a new Scarface dummy to replace the one that was destroyed earlier, showing that he still has a problem. [[spoiler:The trope is averted in his last appearance. Unlike other times the doll is destroyed, Wesker finally gathers enough willpower to destroy the Scarface doll himself. The episode ends with Wesker finally moving on with his life and Scarface is never seen again.]]
* {{Jerkass}}: Well, Scarface is one.
* LaughablyEvil: A lot of people, like Selina Kyle, laugh when they see the puppet.
* TheManBehindTheCurtain: Even Batman was visibly shocked to see who really was the new master criminal in town.
* MaybeMagicMaybeMundane: Carried over from the comics, It's not enterly clear if Wesker is putting an excellent {{Ventriloquism}} act or if Scarface is a truly DemonicDummy: Episode ''Read my Lips'' shows the batcomputer analyzing Wesker and Scarface's voices like ''two different people''. Batman knew the greatest ventriloquist of his time, Zatara (Zatanna's father) and believes Wesker could teach him lessons.
* MisterBig: A frequent source of humor is tiny Scarface bullying gigantic Rhino into total submission.
* TheNapoleon: Scarface's got a typical short tempered short guy behavior.
* NotSoHarmlessVillain: When Catwoman refuses to save Scarface from being cut up by a lumber saw, Wesker goes berserk and attacks her [[ItMakesSenseInContext with a stuffed Tasmanian Tiger]].
* OpaqueLenses: In the original design.
* ScaryShinyGlasses: When the attention is put on Scarface.
* SensitiveGuyAndManlyMan: One of many differences between Arnold and Scarface.
* ShrinkingViolet: Poor old Wesker.
* SmarterThanYouLook: Scarface's typical thuggish personality (and his very nature) caused his opponents to cruelly underestimate his actually genuine smarts more than once.
* SplitPersonality: The series unambigously chosed that path.
* TheStoic: Arnold Wesker, the ventriloquist, truly is one, but only when Scarface is talking. When something happens to Scarface, Arnold can emote like any other
* TattooedCrook: Scarface's DumbMuscle henchman Rhino has a tattoo (of a rhino's head, naturally) on his arm
* [[TheyKilledKennyAgain They Killed Scarface Again]]: Justified because he's a puppet. [[spoiler:Subverted in "Double Talk".]]
* ThoseTwoBadGuys: Rhino and Mugsy.
[[/folder]]


[[folder:Bane]]
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--> '''Voiced By:''' Henry Silva, Hector Elizondo

--> ''"You cannot do this to me! I am invincible! I AM BANE!"''

* AntiClimacticUnmasking: Batman's unmasking of Bane reveals, not Venom-twisted monstrosity, but simply vaguely handsome, boyish face with nothing really remarkable about it.
%%* ArrogantKungFuGuy
* BrokenPedestal: ''[[ComicBook/TheBatmanAdventures The Batman & Robin Adventures]]'' reveals that before he was forced into taking Venom, he held Batman as his greatest hero. However, when Batman is forced to take him down--Bane was about to murder Thorne and his lieutenants as a "service" to the Bat--Bane feels betrayed and returns to full bad guy status.
* CombatPragmatist: [[DefiedTrope Defies the trope]], waiting until he knows exactly where Batman is and calling him to point out that, if he were a common sniper, Batman would be dead by then.
%%* DashingHispanic
* TheDragon: Though not always a loyal one.
** DragonWithAnAgenda
* DynamicEntry: How he introduces himself to Batwoman/[[spoiler: Kathy]]. By smashing out of the crate she was about to put the bomb on.
* GoneHorriblyRight: Someone wanted to make superwarriors out of prisoners. They got one.
* GeniusBruiser: As Batman and Batwoman could tell, he knows how to lure his targets into nasty traps.
* GrowingMusclesSequence: When injecting himself with Venom.
* HoistHeroOverHead: [[spoiler:''Almost'' gets to break the Bat [[{{Knightfall}} like in the comics]], but gets outsmarted by Batman at the last second]].
* LargeHam: Once he gets going.
-->'''Bane''': '''''I MUST BREAK YOU!!'''''
* LovesTheSoundOfScreaming: Demands that Batman scream his name for him after he has him dead to rights. Batman doesn't give him the satisfaction.
-->'''Bane''': "SCREAM MY NAME! SCREAM!"
* MaskedLuchador: His look is inspired by a luchador, although he almost certainly never been inside a Lucha Libre ring.
* PhlebotinumOverdose[=/=]PhlebotinumOverload: When Batman first defeats Bane, he breaks the Venom pump, giving Bane a massive dose. Bane's eyes look ready to pop out of his head before Bats manages to cut the line.
* PsychoSerum[=/=]SuperSerum: Like in the comics, his "Venom" super-steroid. The tie-in comics demonstrate that it's psychoactive and addictive, and ''WesternAnimation/BatmanBeyond'' shows that [[spoiler:years of Venom abuse turn Bane into a skin-and-bones vegetable]].
* PunchPunchPunchUhOh: To Batman's dismay.
%%* SmugSnake
%%* SmugSuper
* SuperStrength: As a result of his Venom injections.
* TheStarscream: Is this to Thorne.
* TaintedVeins: Whenever he turns on the Venom pump.
* ThisCannotBe: "You can't do this to me!"
* VillainousBreakdown: A nightmarish one.
[[/folder]]


[[folder:The Clock King (Temple Fugate)]]
--> '''Voiced By:''' Alan Rachins

--> ''"Well, well. The Batman. It's about time you showed up. I suppose you want to know why I've brought downtown Gotham to a standstill, Batman. Well, let's just say it's because I'm a civic-minded citizen with a lot of time on his hands."''

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* AdaptationalBadass: From complete joke in the comics to holding his own against Batman only by virtue of being observant.
* AwesomenessByAnalysis: Even before his StartOfDarkness, he knew the place where the subway doors will open. 7 years later, he can go hand to hand with Batman just from having studied Batman's tendencies in a fight from news footage about him.
* BadassInANiceSuit: In ''The Clock King'', a brown suit, and in ''Time out of Joint'', a black suit.
* BaldOfEvil: Well, balding.
* BlueAndOrangeMorality: He doesn’t care about the actual concepts of good and evil so much as order and chaos.
-->'''Batman:''' ''Stop this, Fugate! [[ShaggyDogStory Hill committed no crime against you!]]''
-->'''Temple Fugate:''' ''[[FelonyMisdemeanor He did worse than that!]] [[HarmonyVersusDiscipline He made me late!]]''
* BoxedCrook: in a JusticeLeagueUnlimited episode, ''Task Force X'', in which he serves as a planner and tactician in the ''"Suicide Squad"''. He guides the team with clockwork efficiency.
* CantGetAwayWithNuthin: When he breaks his schedule so he can be more relaxed. Notice that when he was at the park at 3:05, instead of in his office as he had planned, he was very nervous and waiting for certain doom. It’s only ''when he dared to relax'' when the DisasterDominoes that would ruin his life started falling.
* ClockKing: Deconstructs this trope somewhat: He is utterly obsessed with order (and schedules!) and is always trying to dominate his environment instead of accepting it, but unlike a straight example, it doesn't usually work out for him. Whenever his schedules don't work out ''exactly'', his plans come crashing down.
* ComplexityAddiction: He even surpasses the Riddler as an addict to overly complicated schemes, but he showed this even before becoming a supervillain. As Temple Fugate, he has a chain pocketwatch, a wristwatch, and in his office he has a grandfather clock and another clock at his desk.
* CoolSword: A clock-hand-like sword that also works as a cane.
* CreatureOfHabit: Even before he became the Clock King. It’s implied that he was a middle aged man when he broke his routine ''for the first time in his life''.
* CutLexLuthorACheck: He lost everything in appeal for $20 million against his company 7 years ago, but when he appears at the episode ''The ClockKing'', he has enough money to [[OffscreenVillainDarkMatter buy bombs, maintain a hideout, and can afford to throw away a $6,000 pocket watch]]. Justified because he never suffers MotiveDecay: All he wants is to humiliate Mayor Hill, and then kill him. Notice that after he is arrested, he uses his talents for the government as a BoxedCrook.
* DangerouslyGenreSavvy: Batman traces him thanks to an expensive watch he uses to set a bomb. That leads him to a DeathTrap (one not involving poison gas, since Batman obviously carries a gas mask--instead the trap creates a ''vacuum'') Fugate prepared so Batman could not mess with his real plan to kidnap Hill. And when Batman faces him, [[AwesomenessByAnalysis Fugate manages to avoid his punches, claiming he has studied news footage about Batman]].
* DisproportionateRetribution: He developed an obsessive, murderous grudge against Mayor Hamilton Hill...because when he was a lawyer, Hill suggested Fugate take his coffee break a little later to help him relax for a lawsuit against his company, which resulted in a series of accidents making him late, which resulted in him losing the suit. Then you realize this trope is ''Reconstructed:'' The revenge is disproportionate for normal human beings, but Fugate is TheSociopath ScheduleFanatic. For ''him,'' is a completely normal reaction.
** Fugate reveals that the people who sued his company were represented by Hill's law firm, and thus he believes that Hill was intentionally trying to sabotage him. Thus it's not quite as disproportionate as it sounds initially, but he's still completely off-base and Hill honestly was trying to help.
* EstablishingCharacterMoment: At the very beginning of the episode ''The Clock King'', everyone is waiting for the subway. In a crowd with individuals with spaced gazes and relaxed facial expressions, only a SharpDressedMan with a parasol seems alert, with a perfect erect posture. [[AwesomenessByAnalysis The subway stops and opens its doors exactly where this guy is standing]]. He consults his chain pocketwatch and exclaims:
--> ''[[{{Foreshadowing}} "It’s about time!"]]''
* FourEyesZeroSoul: Before his StartOfDarkness, we could see his eyes through his spectacles. After that, they seem like a clock pointing 3 o'clock, or completely opaque at "Task Force X".
* GambitRoulette: As meticulous as he is, there is a LOT that could go wrong with his plans.
* HarmonyVersusDiscipline: See the BlueAndOrangeMorality entry above. His obsession is with order, not with any conceived ideas of good and evil.
* HoistByHisOwnPetard: In ''The Clock King'', Batman uses the tape Fugate left him to escape his DeathTrap. In ''Time out of joint'', Batman uses the same time device Fugate stole to stop him.
* {{Idiosyncrazy}}: Clocks and time.
* InsufferableGenius: Deconstructed by Fugate, a ScheduleFanatic with NoSocialSkills that is in the middle of a court hearing appeal about a $20 million dollar judgment against his company and is haggard and nervous. Fugate is aware that his personality plays against him, but not of what to do to change that.
* {{Jerkass}}: Even before his StartOfDarkness, he was a MeanBoss with NoSocialSkills.
* JustOneSecondOutOfSync: Did this when he got his hands on time manipulating technology, placing one on the Batmobile then setting it moments out of sync with time so the on-board trap sensors wouldn't find it.
* LackOfEmpathy: As a disciplinarian, he doesn’t know how to accept not only other human beings, but the Universe: He is a BadBoss to his employees and he is sure he will lose an appeal because everyone thinks of him as a JerkAss. Likewise, no one ever displays sympathy for him except, ironically, Mayor Hill.
* LaughingMad: Being TheStoic, when he does this it is very disturbing.
* {{Leitmotif}}: All the music related to him is evocative of clocks, utilizing everything from tick-tocking to the Westminster chime.
%%* MakingASpectacleOfYourself
* MeanBoss: Threatening to fire an employee for being five minutes late seems mean to a normal human being, but Fugate is a ScheduleFanatic who only cares for punctuality. If you’re a punctual employee, Fugate would be civil to you, but never appreciative.
* MeaningfulName / PunnyName / StevenUlyssesPerhero: ''Tempus Fugit'' is Latin for ''time flies.''
* MisplacedRetribution: He goes after Gotham City mayor Hamilton Hill. Why? Years earlier, the Clock King (then Temple Fugate) was put out of business by a lawsuit brought by Hamilton Hill's law firm. While Hill wasn't specifically the lawyer representing the plaintiff, the Clock King does consider him completely responsible because Hill also suggested Fugate take his coffee break at a different time...which led to things getting worse.
* MoralSociopathy: Deconstructed with Fugate--he was a productive member of society with his own efficiency company, but was also a BadBoss with NoSocialSkills and LackOfEmpathy who ends up becoming a villain. Fugate doesn't seem to realize why his LackOfEmpathy plays against him; In his introductory episode, he ''knows'' he will lose an important appeal for his company, but it's sincerely unaware why nobody seems to ''like'' him.
* MotiveDecay: Averted, actually: In ''The Clock King'', his motivation was simple: to make Mayor Hill look inefficient, and then kill him. In ''Time out of Joint'', he still wants to do that (and destroy the new Judicial building). At the JusticeLeague episode ''Task Force X'', he works as a BoxedCrook, presumably to get on parole. And in a case of AllThereInTheManual, ''ComicBook/TheBatmanAdventures'' shows him [[spoiler: successfully rigging the mayoral election so that Hill would lose]]. Batman is no more than a nuisance to him.
* NiceHat: First a brown bowler with his nice brown suit, then a black bowler, to go with his nice black suit.
* NoOneCouldSurviveThat: In his first appearance, he was thought to have died in that episode's last fight. Batman pointed out that, if ''he'' survived, so could Fugate.
* NoSocialSkills:
** At [[Recap/BatmanTheAnimatedSeriesE25TheClockKing "The Clock King"]], he ''knows'' that he will lose the hearing, but he doesn't realize ''why'' (his LackOfEmpathy). He also doesn't realize that Hill patting his back is a sympathy gesture.
** At [[Recap/TheAdventuresOfBatmanAndRobinE8TimeOutOfJoint "Time Out of Joint"]], Temple Fugate trips over a plump woman, both fall down the stairs, she falls on top of him and begins to attack him with her umbrella. Fugate just asks the woman to get up. He has no consciousness of who has been humiliated.
** At [[Recap/JusticeLeagueUnlimitedS2E4TaskForceX "Task Force X"]], he works as a BoxedCrook and he's eager to DispenseWithThePleasantries and get to the point.
* PrinciplesZealot: Parodied with Fugate, whose BlueAndOrangeMorality make him a [[TheFundamentalist fundamentalist]] ScheduleFanatic willing to [[FelonyMisdemeanor kill someone for something worse than a crime]]: making him late.
* RoguesGalleryTransplant: The original comics villain antagonized Comicbook/GreenArrow.
* ScheduleFanatic: Here is an excerpt of Fugate’s screen laptop we see briefly as a FreezeFrameBonus:
-->'''Things to do today – 5/12'''
-->''3:00…………….Coffe break''
-->''3:02…………….Brush teeth''
-->''3.05…………….Check weather''
* TheStoic: [[NotSoStoic Unless you make him late.]]
* SharpDressedMan: Either in brown or in black, his suit is always classy.
* SuicidalGotcha: Doing one of these onto a train, he prefaces it with the following comment:
--> "I don't know what to tell you, Batman, except perhaps that the 9:15 is always 6 minutes early."
* TheyLookJustLikeEveryoneElse: He is the only self-created supervillain in the series to avoid the tropes in the EvilMakeover indice. Aside from his gadgets, he's just a guy in a nice suit.
-->'''Batman:''' ''I’m here to clean your clock, Fugate.''
-->'''Fugate:''' ''Don’t count on it, Batman. [[MythologyGag When it comes to clocks, I am king]].'' [[GratuitousFrench En garde!]]
* TrainEscape: Uses this trick to make a dramatic exit after his first face-to-face encounter with Batman: "I don't know what to tell you, Batman... except that the 9:15 is always six minutes early."
* VillainDecay: This trope is zigzagged: In ''The Clock King'', the eponymous villain almost kills Batman and then he is able to go hand to hand with him by simply from having studied Batman's tendencies in a fight from news footage about him. In ''Time out of Joint'', he is captured by a condescending Robin. In the JusticeLeague episode ''Task Force X'', he works as a BoxedCrook with clockwork efficiency. Lastly, TheBatmanAdventures shows him [[spoiler: successfully rigging the mayoral election so Hill would lose, and badly injuring the Riddler because he wanted to expose his plan]].
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Rupert Thorne]]
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--> '''Voiced By:''' John Vernon

* AdaptationalBadass: Thorne is a much more powerful figure than in the comics. See CompositeCharacter.
* BullyingADragon: His attempt at blackmailing Harvey Dent, even though he ''knew'' that Dent had a violent temper stemming from his mental issues ''and'' was a large, strong adult who had barely been able to restrain himself from ripping one of Thorne's goons to pieces.
* CompositeCharacter: While Thorne had connections to the mob in the comics, his role here as an untouchable mob boss is more in line with Falcone or Maroni. He also fills the latter's role of causing Dent's disfigurement.
* DeadpanSnarker: He has his moments, such as when Batman crashes through his greenhouse window:
--> You'd better have the money to pay for that.
* TheDon: The most powerful mobster in Gotham city at the start of the series. His old-school methods provide a contrast to those of Batman's more [[RoguesGallery colorful foes.]]
* EvenEvilHasLovedOnes: His brother.
* EvenEvilHasStandards: When Stromwell's son goes missing and he accuses Thorne of being behind it, Thorne points out that he never goes after a person's family. Thorne is actually planning to kill Stromwell right then, betraying him at a peace summit, but he is legitimately shocked at the accusation and is completely sincere in his assertion of innocence.
* FatBastard: He's very round.
* FauxAffablyEvil: He likes to make himself appear pleasant but he has never been shown to harbor good intentions.
* KarmaHoudini: Being arrested doesn't seem to mean that much to him.
* MoodSwinger: For all his suave attitude, he loses his temper very easily.
* MoralityPet: While he didn't make life easy for his brother Matthew, he still genuinely cares for him.
* NotMeThisTime: ''Vendetta'' and ''Second Chance''.
* PragmaticVillainy: At times.
* SiblingYinYang: Smug, ruthless mobster whose brother is a morally troubled, yet sympathetic, disgraced surgeon.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Roland Daggett]]
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--> '''Voiced By:''' Creator/EdwardAsner

* AssholeVictim: Almost became this in the hands of Clayface and later Catwoman.
* CanonForeigner: Never seen in the comics yet adapted in a live-action movie.
* CorruptCorporateExecutive: Deconstructed; in each of his four appearances, Dagget gradually loses his fortune as legal fees and criminal charges catch up to him.
* DangerouslyGenreSavvy: Desides to just shoot Batgirl and Catwoman rather than leave them dangling over a pit of acid.
* EvilRedhead: Though this one doesn't wear green.
* {{Expy}}: Of NormanOsborn, albeit without the Goblin persona. Was also originally slated to be [[Film/BatmanReturns Max Schreck]]
* IcyBlueEyes: Depending on the artist.
* {{Jerkass}}: He doesn't seem to have any qualms with ruining other people's lives just to get what he wants as shown in his first two appearances.
* KarmaHoudini: "Appointment in Crime Alley" -- Batman is able to stop his scheme and capture his mooks, but not pin the dirty deeds on him.
* KickTheDog: His part on turning Matt Hagen into Clayface.
* KillThePoor: His scheme in ''Appointment in Crime Alley''.
* NoNonsenseNemesis: Does this in "Batgirl Returns." After capturing ComicBook/{{Catwoman}} and ComicBook/{{Batgirl}}, This conversation takes place.
-->'''Batgirl:''' So what are you going to do? [[GenreSavvy Leave us hanging over one of these vats with acid burning through the rope?]]
-->'''Dagget:''' *EvilLaugh* If there's one thing I learned over the years, it's that you crime fighting types are ''very'' resourceful.
* PoisonAndCureGambit: In ''Cat Scratch Fever'', he has stray animals infected with an incredibly virulent new strain of rabies that he plans to sell the cure for.
* VillainWithGoodPublicity: It doesn't last.
[[/folder]]


[[folder:Doctor Milo]]
--> '''Voiced By:''' Treat Williams in ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries'', Armin Shimerman in ''JusticeLeague''

* [[spoiler: AssholeVictim]]: [[spoiler: In ''Justice League'', he has a grudge against Amanda Waller, his employer, and releases ''Doomsday'' to get revenge. Doomsday kindly decides to murder him before completely ignoring Waller to chase after Superman.]]
* [[spoiler: BackForTheDead: His surprise appearance in JLU had him quickly disposed of.]]
* TheDogBitesBack: It always backfires on him.
* EvilGenius: He made a living of it.
* EvilIsNotAToy: Don't get near that Doomsday, you silly!
%%* JerkAss
* MadScientist: Well, an evil scientist for hire.
* PoisonAndCureGambit: Had a key part in Roland Daggett's plan to do this in ''Cat Scratch Fever''.
* PsychoForHire: Always been shown on a payroll. He's essentially the scientist for hire in the Gotham underworld.
* SinisterSchnoz: He's a close second to the Penguin in that department.
%%* SmugSnake
* [[spoiler: TooDumbToLive: That's what you get for releasing Doomsday.]]
** That was only his ''last'' appearance in the DCAU. The last episode he appeared in thn ''B:TAS'' had [[spoiler:him flat out ignore the warnings of Anthony Romulus and denying him the antidote.]]
--->'''Anthony Romulus:''' You fool! There's no telling what the werewolf might do!\\
'''Dr. Milo:''' [[TooDumbToLive Hey, ask me if I care]].
[[/folder]]


[[folder:Hugo Strange]]
--> '''Voiced By:''' Ray Buktenica

* AdaptationalWimp: He’s far less menacing and dark compared to his other incarnations.
* BaldOfEvil: Balding.
* BeardOfEvil: To cement his appearance as a Freud stereotype psychologist.
* BigBadWannabe: For the one who discovered Batman's identity, he's outed of the spotlight quickly once the Joker n'co enter the scene. His scheme also falls apart rather quickly when he's manipulated, and the Joker quickly puts him in his place.
* {{Blackmail}}: He ran a clinic for the wealthy and powerful where he had a machine that let him read the minds of his patients, allowing him to dig up their darkest secrets and shames and later force them to pay for his silence. When Bruce checks in undercover he discovers he is Batman, but decides to have an AuctionOfEvil with Penguin, Two-Face and The Joker as the bidders. Adapted from the Pre-Crisis story where Strange first finds out Bruce is Batman, except blackmail had nothing to do with that one.
* EvilIsNotAToy: Turned out that inviting Gotham's worst criminals wasn't such a good idea.
* MentalPictureProjector: His machine, which he uses to blackmail people.
* OvershadowedByAwesome: He arguably failed to make an impression due to be surrounded by far more colourful villains, most notably a Joker at his hammiest.
* PsychoPsychologist: A little different from most incarnations. He's still evil, but motivated mostly by greed, using a device to read the minds of his patients and then use the dark secrets he learned to blackmail them.
* ScaryShinyGlasses: A trademark of the character.
* SmugSnake: Turning his facility into a blackmail tool, and then bragging about how brilliant it was, might not have been such a good idea.
* SunglassesAtNight: The coloring of his glasses makes it look like shades.
* VillainWithGoodPublicity: Didn't last long, though.
* WhatTheHellIsThatAccent: A part of his stereotypical Freud-like nature.
[[/folder]]


[[folder:Baby Doll (Mary Louise Dahl)]]
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--> '''Voiced By:''' Alison Laplaca, Laraine Newman

* AdultsDressedAsChildren: Although she also ''looks'' like a child.
* AxCrazy: When going through her VillainousBreakdown
%%* BadassAdorable
%%* BlondesAreEvil
* BreakTheCutie: The only time in her life when she was actually happy was when she was acting the part of Baby Doll on her show.
* CanonForeigner: Only appears in the animated series, likely because a villain with the appearance of a child would be too difficult to work with in darker adaptations.
* CatchPhrase: "I didn't mean to."
* CivilianVillain: Tragic version. She really had reformed. Everyone accepted her living a normal life but then that one person was TemptingFate pushing her BerserkButton despite protests to stop.
* ClassicallyTrainedExtra: It backfires.
* ClingyJealousGirl: For Killer Croc.
* CreepyChild: Except she isn't an actual child, which just makes her all the creepier.
* CuteIsEvil: Although she certainly tries to invoke the trope, she's definitely evil, though "cute" is subjective.
* DeliberatelyCuteChild: Tries this on Batman and others. However, because she is actually a woman in her late thirties with a [[NotGrowingUpSucks defect that prevents her from physically aging past 10 years old,]] and is also [[AxCrazy completely out of her mind]], it doesn't work for her.
* FormerChildStar: Subverted--she was in her twenties at the time.
* FriendlyEnemy: She's one of the few of Batman's rogue's that has no personal qualms against Batman and whenever her plans go to waste she surrenders to him without a fight. Though that doesn't stop her from trying to kill him if he gets in the way.
* HappyFunBall: Used by her occasionally.
* HatesTheJobLovesTheLimelight: Starts out this way... and then goes [[WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds waaaay further]].
* HorribleJudgeOfCharacter: With Croc.
* HotSkittyOnWailordAction: In ''Love is a Croc'', she falls in love with Killer Croc.
-->'''Batgirl''': What do you suppose they do on a date?
-->'''Batman''': ...I ''don't'' wanna think about it.
* HugeGuyTinyGirl: Tiny Girl to Croc in ''Love is a Croc''.
* IAmNotSpock: An in-universe example.
* KnowWhenToFoldEm: One of the few villains in the series to know when to surrender peacefully when odds are she isn't gonna get away with her crimes.
* LaughTrack: As part of her obsession with regaining her former sitcom fame, she carries a laugh track on tape with her everywhere and plays it at moments she thinks are appropriate (along with "Ohhhh..." and "Awww...").
* LoveMakesYouEvil: Luckily it is merely a temporary case of the GenreBlind variety.
* MadLove: Briefly with Killer Croc
* MonsterOfTheWeek: She only ever had 2 appearances, and was limited in both motive and ability compared to other, more menacing Batman villains.
* NiceCharacterMeanActor: Teeter-totters between this and MeanCharacterNiceActor. Unlike most actors, whose excuses were drugs and scandals, she was a very sympathetic character; all she wanted to do was play a serious role but due to her disorder she couldn't, and last of all she wanted her old show back. However some things she does tend to cause sympathy levels to teeter totter. Although one of her co-stars that she kidnapped mentioned she was difficult to work with on the set, always making extreme demands and throwing tantrums if she didn't get her way.
* NotAllowedToGrowUp: Within-the-show example
* NonStandardCharacterDesign: Before her redesign she looked suspiciously like a ''WesternAnimation/TinyToonAdventures'' character (doubtless a ShoutOut by Paul Dini). Her redesign brings her more in line with other Bruce Timm characters.
* OlderThanTheyLook: Due to a rare aging defect.
* OneOfTheKids: Inverted and straight.
* PantyShot: Invoked for cuteness but comes off as creepy.
* PsychopathicManchild: It's stated by other characters that even before the breakdown she was fussy and threw fits when she couldn't have her way.
* RageAgainstTheReflection: Batman chases her through a funhouse, into the Hall of Mirrors. She's caught up short when one of the mirrors shows her as she would have been if she did had not been born with a rare condition that [[OlderThanTheyLook makes her forever look 5 years old]]. Cue VillainousBreakdown during which she empties her gun into the mirror.
* ReunionRevenge: She kidnaps her former costars, but just to force them to go through the motions of the show. Except for [[CousinOliver Cousin Spunky]], whom she tries to kill with [[StuffBlowingUp dynamite]].
* SecretIdentityIdentity: Tries to be this, but it's just pretend.
* TheFakeCutie: Was a child actor with a growth deficiency which prevented her from physically aging, and similarly [[NotAllowedToGrowUp prevented her career from advancing as well]]. Years later, she snapped and started kidnapping old cast members, but kept doing so in character as "Daddy's widdle precious". It's only at the end of the episode, when she stumbles in front of a fun-house mirror that seems to show the adult form she could never have, that she breaks character and reveals what she's really like.
-->"Why wouldn't you let me make BELIEVE...?!"
* TomHanksSyndrome: In-universe example; her failure at a straight acting career led to her StartOfDarkness.
* {{Tsundere}}: To Killer Croc in one episode.
* VillainousBreakdown: One of the most [[TearJerker heartbreaking]] you'll ever see.
* VocalDissonance: At times sounds more like she should be 40 than 4. Justified in that she has a condition that stunts her aging, [[NotAllowedToGrowUp never being allowed to grow up]] physically.
* WhiteDwarfStarlet:[[NotAllowedToGrowUp With emphasis on "Dwarf"]], she abducted her long-separated sitcom co-stars.
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[[folder:Firefly (Garfield Lynns)]]
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--> '''Voiced By:''' Mark Rolston

First appearing in "Torch Song", Garfield Lynns was a concert pyrotechnician who worked for a popular singer named Cassidy. After being spurned by her, he sabotaged the pyrotechnics at one of her shows and reinvented himself as the pyromaniac supervillain Firefly as he stalked Cassidy.

* CoolHelmet: It even looks like an insect.
* GadgeteerGenius: Made the firefly suit and pyrotechnics himself.
* FlamingSword: His favored weapon in close combat.
* {{Jetpack}}: Wouldn't bring the fly in Firefly without it.
%%* PungeonMaster
* {{Pyromaniac}}: It's his gimmick.
* StalkerShrine: Had one of these for Cassidy. As Detective Bullock noted upon seeing it, "Oh, he's got it bad."
* StalkerWithACrush: To Cassidy.
* StealthPun: As Cass points out herself, he carries...a ''torch'' for her.
* WouldHurtAChild: In ''Legends of the Dark Knight'', he has no problem killing the kids when he sets the blaze.
* {{Yandere}}: For Cassidy.
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[[folder:The Phantasm [[spoiler:(Andrea Beaumont)]]]]
--> '''Voiced By:''' Stacey Keach and [[spoiler:Dana Delaney]]

--> ''"Your Angel of Death awaits."''

* AntiVillain: Falls somewhere between "Well-Intentioned Anti-Villain" and "Vicious Anti-Hero". [[spoiler:Also a Woobie Anti-Villain once her backstory is revealed.]]
%%* {{Badass}}
%%** BadassCape
* BladeBelowTheShoulder: Wields a bladed weapon over the right hand.
* CallingTheOldManOut: Did this to Carl Beaumont concerning his remarkably poor decision to be business partners with guys like Sal Valestra.
* CastAsAMask: Stacey Keach plays The Phantasm, but not [[spoiler:Andrea. Deliberate misdirection since he also plays Andrea's father.]]
* CatchPhrase: "Your Angel of Death awaits."
* CompositeCharacter: The plot was adapted from the ''Batman: Year Two'' storyline. In the comic, the Reaper was Judson Caspian, whose daughter Rachael was in a budding relationship with Bruce Wayne. In the movie, [[spoiler:Andrea Beaumont was both the Phantasm and the love interest.]]
* CoolMask: Which resembles a skull
* CostumeCopycat: A variation: Batman is blamed for the actions of Phantasm who also wears a costume with a black cape and makes a point of attacking from the shadows and being seen only in glimpses; in this case, the confusion is not deliberate, but results from the Phantasm making similar style choices.
%%* [[spoiler: DarkActionGirl[=/=]FemmeFatale]]
* DeadpanSnarker: [[spoiler:Andrea has her moments]]
* {{Expy}}: Heavily inspired by the Reaper, a violent vigilante from ''Batman: Year Two''.
* [[spoiler:FieryRedhead]]: Sometimes.
* [[spoiler:FromNobodyToNightmare]]: [[spoiler:Andrea [[TookALevelInBadass takes a few levels in badass]] and becomes The Phantasm]]
%%* [[spoiler:HeartbrokenBadass]]
* HeWhoFightsMonsters: Alfred even notes it when consoling Bruce near the end of the movie.
-->'''Alfred:''' Vengeance blackens the soul, Bruce. I've always feared that you would become that which you fought against. You walk the edge of that abyss every night, but you haven't fallen in and I thank heaven for that.
* [[spoiler:HeroesWantRedheads: Bruce certainly wanted.]]
* IDidWhatIHadToDo: [[spoiler: Trying to justify her actions:]]
-->[[spoiler: '''Andrea''': They took everything from me, Bruce: [[YouKilledMyFather my dad]], my life, you. I'm not saying it's right, or even sane, but it's all I've got left. So, either [[WithUsOrAgainstUs help me or get out of the way!]]]]
* InTheHood: Mandatory if you want to look like the GrimReaper.
* [[spoiler:NewOldFlame: Never spoken of in the series proper.]]
* NotSoDifferent: Thinks this of Batman and [[spoiler:herself]]. Alfred agrees, to a point, see HeWhoFightsMonsters.
* OminousWalk: A favored tactic. It works.
* OffScreenTeleportation: Seems to rely a lot on this trope to get around. A lot of {{smoke out}}s were involved though.
* PayEvilUntoEvil: Has this philosophy regarding the crime syndicate in Gotham.
* RevengeBeforeReason:
--> I'm not saying it's right or even sane, but it's all I have left, so either help me or get out of the way!
* RoaringRampageOfRevenge: [[spoiler:Andrea's motivation for being the Phantasm is to make the mobsters who ruined her life (and took her father) pay for what they've done]]
* [[spoiler: SamusIsAGirl]]: As part of the big, spoilered reveal.
* SmokeOut: Uses it for both teleportation and immunity to projectiles, including bullets.
* SuperSmoke: Seems to do this trick. Doesn't turn to smoke, but is still virtually untouchable.
* TookALevelInBadass: [[spoiler:After becoming the Phantasm]].
* [[spoiler: TragicVillain: She even admits that she might not be right but vengeance is all what she's got left.]]
* WalkingSpoiler: There isn't much that can be said about the Phantasm without spoiling who it is.
* [[spoiler:WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds: Being separated from her true love and her father's murder led her to exert vengeance against the culprits.]]
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[[folder:Roxy Rocket (Roxanne Sutton)]]
--> '''Voiced By:''' Charity James
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A former stuntwoman and a dangerously avid adrenaline junkie.

* AffablyEvil: To a certain extent.
* BikerBabe: Dresses like it, though as the name implies she likes riding rockets.
* CanonImmigrant: Twice--she first appeared in ''ComicBook/TheBatmanAdventures'' Annual #1, then in the animated series, then in the main DCU.
%%* DarkActionGirl
%%* DeadpanSnarker
* TheDragon: To the Penguin.
** DragonWithAnAgenda: Only worked with the Penguin to sate her need for thrills. When her stunts began to risk exposing him, he decides to get rid of her.
* FaceHeelTurn: In the tie-in comics--decides that being a vigilante has as much thrill as being a criminal.
* FieryRedhead: Moved to crime mostly for the kicks.
* MsFanservice: Has a nice figure and provides a cleavage.
* NotMeThisTime: In the tie-in comics. It turns out to be [[spoiler: Catwoman]], trying to frame her.
* NotSoDifferent: Tries to pull this on Batman, saying that he'll let her go because he enjoys the thrill of the chase as much as she does. It doesn't work.
* OrgasmicCombat: Especially in the, er, [[FreudWasRight climax]] of the episode.
* RocketRide: Provides the trope image.
* SexIsViolence: When Batman pursues her, she starts laughing more and more and eventually... well, she shows her O-face.
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[[folder:Red Claw]]
--> '''Voiced By:''' Kate Mulgrew

* AffirmativeActionGirl: And painfully bragging about it.
* AppealToForce: Her schemes revolves holding cities for billion dollar ransoms with the [[WeaponOfMassDestruction WMDs]] that she steals.
* TheBaroness: A middle ground between the Sexpot and the Rosa Klebb.
* TheBusCameBack: She appeared as a relatively minor villain in "The Cat and the Claw" (which was actually about Catwoman) and then vanished - only to return a couple of years later as the BigBad in "The Lion and the Unicorn."
* CanonForeigner: Never seen outside of the series probably due to a lack of popularity.
* ColorCharacter: Wears red and is named Red.
* DarkActionGirl: Appears to be capable of some form of martial combat, and had fought Batman once or twice.
* EmptyQuiver: "The Lion and the Unicorn" revolves around Red Claw's hijacking of a nuclear missile.
%%* FakeRussian
* GenderMisdirection[=/=]SamusIsAGirl: Batman thought "Red Claw" was a man until they met.
* GenericDoomsdayVillain: No background, little personnality, clearly created to provide the conflict Catwoman couldn't.
* GeniusBruiser: A pretty buff lady but an ambitious criminal mastermind.
* McNinja: More like russian kungfu fighter.
* ThePlague: Planned to use a government created one to hold Gotham hostage.
* RedScare: Strongly implied.
* SkunkStripe: Has a white stripe in her hair.
* StarterVillain: For american viewers anyway.
* TattooedCrook: Sports a red claw tatoo on her shoulder.
* TerroristsWithoutACause: She seems to be OnlyInItForTheMoney.
* TheStrategist: A villainous example.
* WesternTerrorists: Her and the group she led.
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[[folder:The Ninja (Kyodai Ken)]]
--> '''Voiced By:''' Robert Ito

* ArrogantKungFuGuy: He's one of the only characters who can pose a real threat to Batman hand-to-hand... and would've killed him if Bats hadn't sort of cheated. He's also a complete lunatic who just likes beating people up.
* CanonForeigner: Originated and died in the series.
* DangerousForbiddenTechnique: Oonemuri aka “eternal sleep”, a [[PressurePoint two-fingered]] [[TouchOfDeath death stab]] he learned from his ex-master's SecretArt.
* FightingFingerprint: Kyodai is able to discover Batman's secret identity by having fought both Bruce Wayne and Batman.
* HandSeals: A frequent user of these.
* KilledOffForReal: Despite Bruce trying to save him, Kyodai is stranded in the middle of lava when Mount Kijiki erupts during their final showdown. All that was left for Kyodai to do was [[GracefulLoser bow to Batman]] in honor of his WorthyOpponent.
* {{Ninja}}: From Japan, even. He tries to make this claim of Batman as well, but Batman identifies more with the honor of the samurai warrior.
* TheParagonAlwaysRebels: Hinted to have been Yoru Sensei's best student. At least was more experienced than Bruce.
%%* ProfessionalKiller
* {{Revenge}}: He blames Bruce for getting him expelled from Yoru Sensei’s dojo when they were younger, even though [[NeverMyFault he tried to steal one of Yoru’s swords and was caught]].
* StockNinjaWeaponry: His [[KatanasAreJustBetter katana]] and shuriken.
* TattooedCrook: Kyodai has a huge tattoo of a Japanese demon's head on his back.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:H.A.R.D.A.C.]]
--> '''Voiced By:''' Creator/JeffBennett

* ArtificialIntelligence
** AIIsACrapshoot: Rebelled against his creator to replace humans by robotic copies.
* CanonForeigner: Has only appeared in the series.
* CyberCyclops: Had a single glowing red lens that flashed in time with his speech.
* GoneHorriblyRight: In the case of Batman's H.A.R.D.A.C. clone. While it was meant to copy Batman in appearance and persona upon killing the real Batman, it couldn't handle taking a life and kills itself. [[spoiler: The real Batman used it to his advantage to survive.]]
* EvilKnockoff: Was able to create them.
* FunWithAcronyms: "'''H'''olographic '''A'''nalytical '''R'''eciprocating '''D'''igit'''A'''l '''C'''omputer"
* KillAndReplace: The evil computer HARDAC decided that humans were too dangerous due to their imperfections and began replacing them. While it was planning on killing its victims once it had extracted all the information it could, they are ultimately rescued before it can do so.
* KilledOffForReal: Tried to get BackFromTheDead with his Batman duplicate's help and failed.
* MachineMonotone: Well, when you think emotion is bad (for causing suffering)...
* MasterComputer: One who masters robots.
* OmnicidalManiac: Well, a wannabe one.
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[[folder:The Joker]]
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--> '''Voiced By:''' Creator/MarkHamill

--> ''"It'd be funny if it weren't so ''pathetic''... Oh, what the heck, I'll laugh anyway!"''

A lowly gangster, known to some as Jack Napier, working for Sal Valestra who, one night, during a mishap encounter with Batman in a chemical factory, falls into a vat of unknown chemicals, which stain his skin a sickly white, turn his hair green, and leaves him with a twisted smile. From then, he rose to become the greatest villain known to the streets of Gotham City (and beyond), SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker. He is the arch-nemesis of Batman and has a penchant for turning all his crimes into a game for his own amusement. He developed a strange toxin called "Joker Gas" (or Laughing Gas on occasion) that can cause a victim to laugh themselves to death, leaving them with a disturbing grin.

* AndYourLittleDogToo: Threatens Charlie Collins's wife and son.
* AnswersToTheNameOfGod: He pulls of a more family-friendly version on a copyright official.
-->'''Mr. Francis:''' Great Scott!
-->'''Joker:''' ''Actually'', I'm Irish.
* AntagonistInMourning: His reaction to Batman's "death". Because ''[[TheOnlyOneAllowedToDefeatYou he]]'' [[TheOnlyOneAllowedToDefeatYou wanted to defeat Batman]] and because [[VictoryIsBoring "without Batman, crime has no punchline"]].
* AnythingButThat: He does pick his targets; "I'm crazy enough to go after Batman, but the IRS? ''No'' thank you!!"
* ArchEnemy: To Batman. He ''is'' The Joker after all. In WesternAnimation/BatmanBeyond, years into the future, Terry [=McGinnis=] noted that while the retired Bruce Wayne openly discussed his other enemies, he avoided mentioning Joker. Bruce criticized the notion of the Arch Enemy by poining out:
--> "It wasn't a popularity contest. He was a psychopath, a monster."
* AxCrazy: When ticked off. His general unpredictability is part of what makes him the scariest criminal in Gotham.
* {{Badass}}
** BadassInANiceSuit: He does sport a pretty cool one, believe it or not.
** BadassLongcoat: It's not particularly stylish when compared to his suit, but it still looks good.
** BadassNormal: Has no superpowers.
** CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass: Despite his goofy nature, he can (DependingOnTheWriter) sometimes hold his own in a fistfight against Batman and also proved a reasonably good fighter in ''Injustice For All'' and is probably the villain to have come closest to killing Superman, aside from Darkseid.
** TookALevelInBadass: [[spoiler:When he goes all "GrandTheftMe" on Tim Drake, he utilises the training that he has available to great effect]]. Even earlier in the Superman/Batman three-part episode ''World's Finest'', he comes perilously close to killing Superman, coming closer than any villain except Darkseid.
* BadBoss: In case you ever forget how much of an asshole he is, just look at the way he abuses Harley sometimes.
* BerserkButton: Don't ever pull a prank on this guy. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a-rhhbZ6GBI You'll be lucky if you're already dead.]]
* BigBad: In ''WesternAnimation/BatmanMaskOfThePhantasm'' and ''WesternAnimation/BatmanBeyondReturnOfTheJoker''. He's also the most recurring threat out of all the villains, although in terms of scale he doesn't ''quite'' match Ra's.
* BigBadDuumvirate: With Lex Luthor in "World's Finest", though he's technically TheDragon in this case.
* BlackEyesOfCrazy: In the revamp.
* BluntYes: He and Harley Quinn ran out of gas during an escape. When he berated her for not refueling the car, she reminded him they were broke and asked what he wanted her to do: "fill the tank, shoot the guy and drive off?" The Joker silently nodded and she complained he didn't tell her before.
* BondOneLiner: ''WesternAnimation/BatmanMaskOfThePhantasm'' has Joker delivering a death threat to a foe's apartment via phone... At the same time as a remote-controlled plane bombed said apartment to smithereens. [[spoiler:Unfortunately Batman was in said apartment to snoop around and managed to divert the plane with a Batarang, but it ''would'' have been a straight example for the intended recipient.]] The telephone used for the threat is intact enough for the Joker to deliver the following gem:
-->'''Joker:''' ''*Over the phone*'' Hello? Hello, operator? I believe my party's been... Disconnected! [[EvilLaugh HA HA HA HA HA HA HA!]]
* BowtiesAreCool: He certainly thinks so, even making a point of adjusting his bowtie while remarking that he's a "much better dresser" than Batman.
* BreakingTheFourthWall: About 2/3 of the way through "Christmas with the Joker", he tells all the Gothamites who are watching that his Christmas special will return after "a word from our sponsor." Both the fictional program and the episode itself then cut to a commercial break in our own world. (The gag is ruined on DVD, where there are no commercial interruptions.)
* ButForMeItWasTuesday: His ultimate response to ruining Charlie Collins's life and then killing him is akin to someone finishing off a collection--he just decides to get a new hobby.
-->'''Joker''' ''(casually)'': Looks like I'll need to get a new hobby now that Charlie's... ("dead" gesture) ffft.
-->'''Harley''' ''(even more casual)'': Macramé's nice.
* ChekhovsGunman: [[spoiler: ''Mask of the Phantasm'' has a mobster that appears in the back of an old photo and is seen when Andrea and Bruce are about to talk to Andrea's father about the engagement. Turns out that's the man that would later become the Joker.]]
* CombatPragmatist: One reason he's so dangerous in a fight.
* CurseCutShort: "Looks like I'll need to get a new hobby now that Charlie's ffft..." (mimes mushroom cloud.)
* CutLexLuthorACheck: Tries to do this in ''The Laughing Fish'' by infecting all of the fish in Gotham with a toxin that gives them Joker grins, then claiming that that gives him the right to copyright all fish in Gotham. He clearly thinks of this as a great way to get money legally. Unfortunately, copyright law doesn't work even a little bit like that, and he grows quite angry when this is pointed out to him. His "solution" is to start poisoning the staff of the copyright office one-by-one with his smile toxin until they agree to see it his way.
* DartboardOfHate:
** A TV example where he throws a pie on his own TV as if he's hitting the Mayor's face.
** He flings darts at a newspaper's front-page photograph of Commissioner Gordon.
* DeathDealer: Packs razor-edged playing cards on occasion.
* DisproportionateRetribution: He was guilty of this on more or less a regular basis.
** "The Laughing Fish": The Joker introduces his "smile" toxin into the fish supply of Gotham Harbor, hoping to trademark the red-lipped, grinning ichthyoids and sell them in supermarkets. When told that he cannot trademark fish he retaliates by carrying out an elaborate scheme to murder everyone in the Gotham City patent office until he gets his way.
** "The Joker's Wild": An entrepreneur opens a casino in Gotham City based on the Joker's likeness and gimmicks. Joker is so incensed that a complete stranger would try to "cash in on my image" that he plots to blow the casino up. Ironically, [[spoiler:the entire point of the entrepreneur cashing in on Joker's image was that he ''wanted'' Joker to come and trash the place. The entire place was set up for an insurance scam]]. Too bad for him, the Joker eventually decided he would rather kill the guy and run the place himself...
** "Be a Clown": Mayor Hamilton Hill (who despises Batman) appears on television claiming that Batman and the Joker are equally as bad. Joker finds this comparison so insulting that (disguised as a party clown) he crashes a birthday party held at the mayor's estate for his son, Jordan, and attempts to blow up Jordan's birthday party (along with all the guests) with a stick of dynamite in the cake.
** "Make 'Em Laugh": Bitter about being disqualified from an annual stand-up comedy competition (Because he hadn't registered as a competitor), the Joker steals some mind-control implants from the Mad Hatter, kidnaps the three comedians who serve as judges in the annual competition, fits them with the implants and warps them into becoming costumed criminals who attempt reckless capers (with one of the brainwashed judges winding up in the hospital after falling off a bridge) and replaces the judges with his own men just so he can win the trophy. Batman puts it well: "Only you would ruin three lives for a silly piece of tin."
--->'''Joker''': It's not about the piece of tin! It's about the title!
** But the most extreme example had to be that depicted in "Joker's Favor": After rudely cutting off another motorist on the freeway, Joker is yelled at by that motorist and retaliates by forcing the other man off the road and chasing him into the woods, threatening to kill him when he catches him. The man begs for his life, and Joker agrees to spare him if he will perform "a favor" for Joker sometime in the future. The man promptly changes his name and relocates his family to Ohio, but Joker obsessively stalks him and finally tracks him down, forcing him to honor the favor owed to him. Once the man has done this favor (which makes him an unwitting accessory to the attempted assassination of Commissioner Gordon), Joker tries to do him in for good. When the man survives and finally works up the nerve to confront his tormentor, Joker threatens to kill his family. All this because of a minor altercation on the freeway.
--->'''Charlie Collins:''' Exactly at what point did I become [[CosmicPlaything life's punching bag]]?
** Inverted in "The Last Laugh," after Batman destroys the Joker's pet robot, Captain Clown (which Joker considers murder, since Captain Clown was his best friend). Joker retaliates by.... [[PokeThePoodle dumping a forklift full of smelly garbage right on top of Batman]].
* DomesticAbuser: The Joker and Harley have what is, beneath the make-up, a classic abusive relationship filled with emotional trauma and physical violence.
* DontTryThisAtHome: Escapes from Arhkam with a rather dangerous-looking stunt: tying a rock around a rope made from bedsheets, using it as a grapple to snag a truck passing by the asylum, and using it to pull himself over the fence. He laughs [[LeaningOnTheFourthWall "Don't try this at home, kiddies!"]] before he pulls it off.
* TheDragon: To Luthor on occasion, notably "World's Finest" and "Injustice For All", in which he strongarms his position into Lex's right-hand man.
* TheDreaded: Not so much in the beginning, but once word got out about how frightening he was?
* DrivenToSuicide:
-->'''Batgirl''': Don't be stupid! You can't save that money!
-->'''Joker''': I don't wanna save it! I ''wanna'' go with it!
* ElectricJoybuzzer: A favorite gadget of his.
* EvenEvilHasStandards: The Joker might crazy enough to take on Batman, but not even he has the guts to take on the [=IRS=]. Plus his meetings with the Creeper...
* EvilGenius: Beneath his makeup, Joker is extremely intelligent with a great knowledge of chemistry which he uses to make his Joker Gas and is a brilliant GadgeteerGenius, capable of building robots like "Captain Clown". [[spoiler: He boasts of this, with some justice, in ''Return of the Joker'' by pointing out that he used cutting edge genetics to orchestrate his GrandTheftMe, claiming that he was "years ahead of his time" in pulling of the nearest thing to a science fiction SoulJar]].
* EvilHasABadSenseOfHumor: Of the, "killing people with laughing gas and bombing a whole city is a ''hoot''" variety.
* EvilIsNotAToy: Many people who get him as a PsychoForHire eventually find this out the hard way, often when they've ordered him around one time too many or the game's just gotten boring. Just ask SelfDemonstrating/LexLuthor and [[spoiler:Salvatore Valestra]].
* EvilIsPetty: In "Make 'Em Laugh" he ruined the lives of three comedians just because they didn't let him win the comedy contest.
** In "The Laughing Fish", he targets two copyright bureaucrats because they ''legally cannot patent his intoxicated fish''. If Batman hadn't put an end to his scheme, it's likely he would probably have killed them for real and many more.
* EvilerThanThou: To Lex Luthor. In World's Finest, Luthor thought he held his strings the entire time and when the Joker failed to kill Superman (though he came closer than almost anyone previously), tries to betray and kill him. This turned out to be an incredibly '''BAD''' idea.
* EvilLaugh: His most marked feature.
* EvilSoundsDeep: When Joker's voice gets deep, it's a sign that he's ''not'' amused, at least earlier on. As Hamill got older, his voice gradually got deeper, with Justice League having his voice at its deepest.
* EvilSoundsRaspy: In addition to becoming deeper, his voice also got much raspier as time went on.
* [[spoiler:FamousLastWords: "That's not funny... that's not..."]]
** [[spoiler:Technically, his second life has "I can't hear you!"]]
* FauxAffablyEvil: A great example is from The Laughing Fish. He politely enters a copyright office and tries getting his fish patented legally... then slaps a copyright bureaucrat with a fish and threatens to murder him when it turns out that's not how it works.
* FedToTheBeast: He threatens to throw people to his hyenas, though whether or not he actually follows through on this threat is rather unclear.
* FirstLawOfResurrection: Appears to die several times in the series proper. Never sticks. [[spoiler: Until ''Return of the Joker''.]]
* FleetingPassionateHobbies: Darkly invoked in Charlie Collins's case; see ButForMeItWasTuesday.
* AFoolAndHisNewMoneyAreSoonParted: Upon coming into possession of $250 million in ''Joker's Millions'', he immediately blows most, if not all, of it on things like mansions, fast cars, and the like. [[spoiler:The guy who willed it to him, mobster "King" Barlowe, anticipated that he would do this, and made it the cornerstone of his ThanatosGambit]].
* ForgotToPayTheBill: "Joker's Millions".
* ForTheEvulz: When he isn't [[PsychoForHire selling his services]].
* FromNobodyToNightmare: His origins are rather meager as a thug working for Sal Valestra (shown during ''Mask of the Phantasm'') but after just one botched job he rises to become so much more...
** In the DCAU MythArc, he starts as a common criminal, becomes a supervillain with a gimmick, and becomes progressively dangerous. After Batman shuts down his operations in Gotham, he moves to other cities like Metropolis and Las Vegas and becomes [[SerialEscalation increasingly dangerous]] on a nation-wide scale. In the BTAS, he shifts from both extremes on a daily basis, some days he'll pull of silly crimes like hijacking a comedy competition, other days he'll launch a city-scale air strike or hold the city ransom by using a nuclear weapon.
* FunnyAnsweringMachine: Naturally, it's also disturbing.
-->'''Joker''': [''laughs''] Boy, did ''you'' get a wrong number. Leave your message at the sound of the shriek.
-->'''Man's voice''': No! Please! Don't! [''shrieks'']
* GenreSavvy / DangerouslyGenreSavvy: When, in ''Joker's Millions'', he ''really'' needs to get some cash, he deliberately plans a heist with none of his trademarks so that Batman wouldn't be able to trace it back to him, and has one of his goons put on white makeup and hang out at the Penguin's club so he'll have an alibi. [[spoiler: It doesn't work when Bruce Wayne sees the henchman's makeup sweat off]].
** He insists that his men try to shoot Bruce Wayne down in "World's Finest" and do so quickly, aware that Superman will interfere quickly.
** In his two-part stint as an ArcVillain in Justice League, [[spoiler:it turns out that he had a second plan after all, and that the first was just a diversion. The second plan in question was made possible because the League played into his hands]].
** When he joins the Injustice Gang, he's the only one to insist that they kill Batman ASAP.
* GigglingVillain: Though often as a prelude to more maniacal laughter.
* GivingThemTheStrip: Batman tries to grab him, only to end up holding his cardigan, complete with a false set of arms.
* HangingJudge: Masquerades as one during ''Trial'', complete with powdered wig.
* HatesBeingTouched:
-->'''Joker''': Don't ''touch'' me, old man! [[MoodWhiplash ...I don't know where you've been!]]
* HiddenDepths: While the audience knows better and never underestimates him, other villains tend to think he's just a harmless clown at first. The Joker Gas is something of his own concoction and virtually every contribution to the story of ''Return of The Joker'' is methodical and well-thought out. He also seems to have an air of {{Genre Savv|y}}iness about him.
* HoistByHisOwnPetard: In "Joker's Favor", he's ultimately beaten and humiliated by one of his own dud bombs.
* HomemadeSweaterFromHell: Wears a rather subdued example for his [[DoNotAdjustYourSet "Christmas special."]]
* TheHyena: C'mon. It's ''The Joker''.
* {{Hypocrite}}: In ''Mad Love'', he yells at Harley for suggesting that he just shoot Batman. Then, after Harley captures Batman and she tells him to come over, he beats her and is about to set Batman free, only to try and just shoot him.
* IgnoreTheFanservice: To Harley in "Mad Love" and "The Creeper".
* {{Incoming|Ham}} [[Creator/MarkHamill Hamill]]: He's introduced via singing Christmas songs while escaping from Arkham on a rocket disguised as a tree.
-->"Crashing through the roof, in a one horse open tree..."
* InsaneTrollLogic: ''The Laughing Fish'' revolves around him poisoning all of Gotham's fish so they have creepy Joker smiles, which he then tries to use as a reason to copyright all fish products. When the guy at the copyright office points out that he can't do that because copyright doesn't work that way, he is ''very'' angry.
* JokerImmunity: Survives bad incident after bad incident.
** [[spoiler:KilledOffForReal: In WesternAnimation/BatmanBeyondReturnOfTheJoker]].
* JumpingOutOfACake: "Joker's Favor"
* InstantSoprano: At the time, a GroinAttack could be included in the show with [[GettingCrapPastTheRadar careful positioning]]. To indicate to the viewer that it actually had happened, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aAWvgPO_s7w the Joker's voice got noticeably higher]].
* {{Irony}}: He does want people to laugh, albeit in his own sick, insane way, but as Terry points out in ''WesternAnimation/BatmanBeyond'', he really sucks at being a comedian in any form.
* KickMePrank: In "The Man Who Killed Batman", the criminals hold a funeral for Batman, who is thought dead. The Joker attaches a "Kick Me" sign to Batman's empty cape and cowl before it is to be sealed in a coffin.
* KickTheDog: Harley and especially [[spoiler:Tim Drake]].
* KilledOffForReal: [[spoiler:In a subversion of [[JokerImmunity the very trope named after him]], the Joker eventually got this treatment in the {{DCAU}}. Yes, having proven himself as much of a survivor as his counterpart in the comics, every bit the "no one" in NoOneCouldSurviveThat, ''WesternAnimation/BatmanBeyondReturnOfTheJoker'' took the big leap and put him down once and for all - killing him twice; first his body was destroyed and buried deep within Arkham Asylum in flashback, then the chip containing a copy of his DNA and memories was burned out, just to make sure he won't be coming back. (In just a bit of a cheat, the event occurs at the far end of the universe-at-large's history, allowing him to show up in stories taking place earlier; ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague'' took advantage of this.)]]
* KillerYoyo: Has used one at least twice
* LackOfEmpathy: Very clearly feels none of the pain that he causes others.
* LargeHam: Did we mention he's The Joker ?
* LaughablyEvil: ZigZagged. His sheer insanity is sometimes PlayedForLaughs as evidenced when he kidnapped three people and threatened to kill them along with several others just for the sake of [[spoiler: throwing a pie in Batman's face.]]. Similarly, his propensity for pettiness is also used as a source of comedy in "Make 'Em Laugh" and "Joker's Millions". Nevertheless, despite such occasional moments of levity involving his character, he holds the notorious distinction of being the most sinister and abhorrent of Gotham's Rogues due to his willingness to [[WouldHurtdirectly directly target children]], his central role in depriving Bruce Wayne (i.e.: Batman) of his last chance for happiness in [[BatmanMaskOfThePhantasm Mask of the Phantasm]], his horrific abuse of Harley Quinzel, as well as [[spoiler: his torture of Tim Drake.]]
* LaughingMad: C'mon. It's ''The Joker''.
* LaughTrack: In ''Christmas with the Joker'', he uses a laugh track in grossly inappropriate fashion while discussing violence/terrorism. It's possibly a secondary Lampshade Hanging that the "audience" he's using is revealed to be cardboard cutouts.
* LostInACrowd: In ''Joker's Wild'' and ''Holiday Knights''
* LukeIAmYourFather: Averted. WordOfGod stated that Joker is not related to the Dee-Dee twins, although Harley Quinn was.
* MadScientist: At ''WesternAnimation/BatmanBeyondReturnOfTheJoker'' he claims to be one. FridgeBrilliance if you think that he must have been creating Joker Venom from common chemicals:
-->'''Joker:''' ''Beneath this puckish exterior lies the mind of a genius years ahead of my time. In the weeks young Robin was under my tutelage, I used him as the subject of my greatest experiment. Using cutting-edge genetics technology which I pinched here and there, I encoded my DNA in a microchip and set it in [[spoiler: Bird Boy's birdbrain]].''
* ManipulativeBastard: He plays this trope ''very'' well, being able to manipulate police, Batman and the Justice League at one point.
* ManOfWealthAndTaste: Almost always wears a purple tuxedo.
* MasterPoisoner: He makes all of his own toxins.
* MoneyToThrowAway: Hopefully most of the money he was tossing was the counterfeit stuff King Barlowe had tricked him with.
* MonsterClown: Something about the way he's drawn in ''Justice League'' makes him creepy to simply look at.
* MoralMyopia: "You killed Captain Clown. '''[[SeriousBusiness YOU KILLED CAPTAIN CLOWN!!!]]'''" (Captain Clown was a mindless robot.)
* MoreTeethThanTheOsmondFamily: Often animated with more teeth than the human outh should be able to hold.
* MultipleChoicePast: ''Mad Love'' demonstrates that he has offered several [[FreudianExcuse tragic backstories]] to those who ask.
* NearVillainVictory: In ''World's Finest'', he has Superman trapped in a room with Kryptonite and dances around him electrocuting him, with no way out. Had Batman not pulled out a BigDamnHeroes, Superman would have died.
* NerfArm: In ''WesternAnimation/BatmanMaskOfThePhantasm'', he has the choice to fight the Phantasm with either a [[{{BFS}} giant, menacing, kitchen knife]] or a processed Bologna log. Guess which one he chooses.
* NeverFoundTheBody: Pulled this off often during the series.
* NiceHat: Occasionally dons a fedora when he's outdoors, and wears a top hat in ''Harlequinade'' (which he then pulls a bomb out of).
* NoDelaysForTheWicked / ImplacableMan / OffscreenTeleportation: He manages to find Charlie Collins wherever he goes, no matter Charlie's maneuvers to lose him.
* NoOneShouldSurviveThat: He has survived falls and explosions, and seems immortal, hence the term JokerImmunity. [[spoiler: Ironically he is KilledOffForReal in the ''Batman Beyond'' movie.]]
* NotDistractedByTheSexy: Several times, to Harley's chagrin.
* NotSoHarmlessVillain: As both Lex Luthor and Superman found out.
* OffModel: He in particular seemed oddly prone to this in BTAS.
* TheOnlyOneAllowedToDefeatYou: There are some eps that has Joker showcasing this trope. ''Mad Love'' especially when even Harley is not exempt from this.
* ParanoiaGambit: In "Joker's Millions", he inherits a fortune and uses it to buy his freedom, then spends a montage living it up as a rich man. When asked by Penguin what his scheme is, Joker remarks that he has none; The knowledge that the Bat-family can't touch him and that it's upsetting Batman is good enough.
* PoisonousCaptive: He talked his psychiatrist Harleen Quinzel into becoming Harley Quinn while still in Arkham. And it was implied early in the episode that he compromised the ones before her in a similar fashion.
* PsychoForHire: When he's not {{f|orTheEvulz}}reelancing.
* PsychopathicManchild: Andrea Beaumont, in the comic book sequel to ''WesternAnimation/BatmanMaskOfThePhantasm'' hesitated for a second from putting him at the core of the explosion consuming the fairgrounds due to the Joker's transformation turning him into "an insane clown, untouched by fear, incapable of remorse."
* PungeonMaster: Lapses into this on occasion - puns are a form of humor, after all.
* PutTheLaughterInSlaughter: Probably the poster boy for this trope. He'll kill people with laughter on occasion too.
* RedEyesTakeWarning: His design in ''Batman Beyond'', which, according to WordOfGod, was a deliberate ShoutOut to ''Film/TheSilenceOfTheLambs''.
* RevengeSVP: In "Joker's Favor", though it's more likely he's just taking the chance to kill Gordon while his guard is down, Joker claims that he plans to attack Gordon's testimonial just because he wasn't invited.
* SarcasmFailure:
** In ''Almost Got 'Im'', the Joker, who is saving his story for last, spends most of the episode quipping at and mocking the other villains' stories. However, Killer Croc's story is so dumb Joker can only stare dumbfounded at him, with this sort of "what-is-this-guy-even-''doing''-here" expression frozen on his face.
** In ''WesternAnimation/BatmanBeyondReturnOfTheJoker'', he spends most of the film quipping, laughing, and generally being his usual MonsterClown self (with a bit of [[SurroundedByIdiots anger on the side]]). The only scene that makes him drop it all is [[spoiler:when Tim Drake shoots him]].
--->'''The Joker:''' That's not funny... That's not...
* SeriousBusiness: The Joker kidnaps and brainwashes three famous comedians all so that he can rig a comedy competition. As he explains, it is not about the trophy, it is about the ''title''.
* ShamuFu: In ''The Laughing Fish'' The Joker hits an accountant with a fish for interrupting him.
* SharpDressedMan: Mentions this about himself.
-->'''Joker''': '''WHAT?!!''' Compare me to Batman?! I got more style, more brains! I'm certainly a better dresser!
* ShootTheTelevision: In "Joker's Millions", he shoots the VideoWill in which his benefactor reveals [[spoiler:most of the money is fake]].
* SlasherSmile: Wears a permanent one.
* TheSociopath: The most clear-cut example among Batman's major nemeses. [[spoiler:Even his pre-acid dip incarnation who only appears briefly in flashbacks, has shades of this.]]
* StepfordConsumer: One of his schemes involved making a commercial. Even with the Joker's usual level of trademark enthusiasm, the commercial barely seemed out of place.
* SuperWindowJump: Despite being GenreSavvy enough about the silliness, he does one (from a considerable height) of his own in ''Mask of the Phantasm''. But then again he IS GenreSavvy enough to be aware of his own JokerImmunity.
* SueDonym: In ''Joker's Millions'', the impoverished Joker is living in a cheap apartment due to money issues. When heading in, he's addressed at the front desk as a "Mr. Ker" implying he signed his name as "Joe Ker" when renting the place.
* TakeAThirdOption: In "Joker's Millions", since he has two choices (either go to jail for tax evasion or admit that he's been fooled and become a laughing stock), he chooses to commit a crime to get his fortune back.
* [[spoiler:ThanatosGambit: How he circumnavigates death at the hands of Tim Drake.]]
* ThrowDownTheBomblet: He's used a variety of explosives in combat, including seemingly ordinary-looking marbles and grenades with his own face painted on them.
* TrainEscape: In ''Mad Love'' the Joker falls off a ledge onto a train's roof during a chase scene. He tries to taunt Batman, [[StealthHiBye only to find him standing right behind his back]].
* UnexpectedInheritance: ''Joker's Millions''. [[spoiler:Most of it is fake.]]
* UnexplainedRecovery: For examples of him being a master of this kind of thing, see ''WesternAnimation/BatmanMaskOfThePhantasm'' and ''The Batman/Superman Movie''.
-->'''Harley:''' ''Puddin'!''\\
'''Batman:''' [[BondOneLiner At this point, he probably is.]]
** [[Recap/TheNewBatmanAdventuresE21MadLove The episode]] (and earlier comic) for the {{Trope Namer|s}} of MadLove features Batman punching him off a moving track and falling directly into a factory's smokestack. He lives, [[JokerImmunity of course]], and by this point his ability to survive anything is so taken for granted not even a cursory attempt is made to explain it.
* UnwittingPawn: Cameron Kaiser builds a casino themed after him. Joker is understandably incensed, breaks out of Arkham to punish this act of image-theft by blowing up the joint. As Batman finds out, Kaiser had spent too much on his building, and gave it a Joker-theme so the Joker would do just that, and then cash in on the insurance.
* VictoryIsBoring: In ''The Man Who Killed Batman'', Joker is clearly unconvinced of his nemesis's demise and goes about robbing a diamond store to force Batman to come thwart him. After a standoff several hours long, he grudgingly admits his greatest foe is gone and that [[AntagonistInMourning crime is no more fun without him.]] He orders his gang to take nothing and leaves empty handed.
* VillainousBreakdown: Has a funny one, being bullied by Charlie Collins and [[EntitledBastard calling Batman for help!]]
* VillainousCheekbones: All the better to showcase his enormous smile.
* VillainsOutShopping: After he throws out Harley, we next see him stumbling around his hideout in boxers, [[MenCantKeepHouse forgetting to feed the hyenas and unable find his socks]]. The commentary jokes that there's a good reason [[{{Squick}} we rarely see him in his underwear...]]
* VillainsWantMercy: Hanging over a pit of molten metal:
-->'''Joker:''' Batman! You wouldn't let me fry, would you?\\
'''Batman:''' ''(considers it)''\\
'''Joker:''' BATMAN! ''(Batman pulls him up)''
* WeHaveReserves: In the "Trial" episode:
-->'''Scarface''': Hold on, you'll hit Croc!
-->'''Joker''' : [[LackOfEmpathy What's your point?]]
* WhereDoesHeGetAllThoseWonderfulToys: Not addressed in the episode, but in "Christmas with the Joker", you have to wonder how and when he managed to get the facilities to broadcast a TV show on every channel, turn an observatory telescope into a giant cannon and construct all those giant toys with his face on them.
** He must have planned this in advance and had hired help.
* YiddishAsASecondLanguage: The Joker, oddly enough, occasionally peppers his speech with Yiddish, despite his claim in at least one episode of being Irish. He could be of mixed Irish/Ashkenazi descent, or just [[ShoutOut following the example]] of the many famous comedians who had Jewish roots. Knowing the Joker though, he might simply do what entertains him at the moment.
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[[folder:Harley Quinn (Dr. Harleen Quinzel)]]
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--> '''Voiced By:''' Arleen Sorkin

A psychologist who encountered The Joker in Arkham Asylum. She became enamored with her patient, eventually aligning herself with him as his assistant.

* ActionGirl: From time to time.
* AdaptationExplanationExtrication: While she doesn't deserve how she ends up in either version, the "Mad Love" comic starts off by showing her character flaws that aren't shown in the cartoon, which make it seem like her fall was in part due to her own weak will and character and not just the Joker's manipulation. In college she would "improve" her grades by bedding her professors and was only trying to get into the psychology field to make money as a quack pop psychologist.
* {{Adorkable}}: When she tries to interact with the public after her short lived release from Arkham
* AffablyEvil: As opposed to the FauxAffablyEvil Joker
* AfraidOfNeedles: Cries like a little girl when Poison Ivy gives her a shot in ''Harley and Ivy''. Harley even [[LampshadeHanging lampshades]] this by saying, "You'd think I'd be used to a little pain after hangin' out with Mistah J."
* AllGirlsWantBadBoys [[BitheWay or Girls]]: Is dating ''The Joker'', and has a quasi-romantic relationship with Poison Ivy.
* AllTakeAndNoGive: Any relationship with Harley Quinn. She invokes this trope being the lover of SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker and Poison Ivy's friend. Justified because those two are [[TheSociopath sociopaths]]. At WesternAnimation/BatmanBeyondReturnOfTheJoker we see that Harley has this type of relationship with her granddaughters.
* AlwaysSomeoneBetter: Her relationship with the Joker: While he outclasses Harley in danger and body count, Harley is better than him in other ways: Joker uses ComedicSociopathy, while Harley’s exploits are genuinely funny. Joker’s obsession with the Batman makes him fall for BondVillainStupidity and ComplexityAddiction, but Harley almost kills Batman in the MadLove episode. And at the ''WesternAnimation/BatmanBeyondReturnOfTheJoker'' movie, Joker [[spoiler: doesn’t get JokerImmunity]], but Harley does. Harley is not only a better ''villain'', she is a better ''comedian''. It's very possible that he knows this, and that his abuse is to keep her in his shadow--shown by how angry he gets when she comes up with her own jokes and schemes.
* AntiLoveSong: Does a truly demented one in the episode ''Harlequinade'', called "Say That We're Sweethearts Again" from a 1944 movie called ''Meet The People''.
* AntiVillain: Her cheery attitude makes her seem less malicious than most of the rest of the RoguesGallery. When she's at her nicest - such as in ''Harlequinade'' and ''especially'' ''Harley's Holiday -'' she barely seems villainous at all, instead coming off as an sweet but uninhibited kook whose impulsiveness causes chaos. In several episodes she seems only a few steps away from a HeelFaceTurn, if she could ''just'' shake her obsession - [[ChronicVillainy which, naturally, she never does.]]
* AppropriatedAppellation: She's jokingly addressed as Harley Quinn before becoming a villain.
* AscendedExtra: She was originally just a one-time moll character who made such an impression she became the Joker's pseudo-girlfriend/top henchwoman, then began developing relationships with other characters and got her own spotlight episodes, including a comic tie-in detailing her origins that got adapted into an episode. Then she became a CanonImmigrant into the comic universe, so she's ascended twice from one-shot to supporting character, from cartoon to comics, in that order.
* TheAtoner: Implied to become one after [[spoiler:the Joker dies in ROTJ]].
* AxCrazy: when she gets crazy, she gets CRAZY.
* BewareTheSillyOnes: She's very bubbly and goofy, and may be the nicest of Batman's RoguesGallery. She's also a psychotic nutcase who's perfectly willing to shoot you or break your legs.
* TheBigDamnKiss: Goes back for seconds after giving Batman a "Thank You" peck on the lips.
* BiTheWay: About as close as you can get on a family-friendly cartoon. Explicitly in love with SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker, but also has a thing going on with Poison Ivy.
* {{Bowdlerization}}: Her questionable academics in her college days aren't mentioned in the cartoon.
* BreakTheCutie: All it took was a few sessions with The Joker.
* BumblingSidekick: She is treated InUniverse like one, but that's because The Joker and Poison Ivy cannot recognize her ConservationOfCompetence. You can say that Harley is an HypercompetentSidekick--she doesn't doom The Joker and Poison Ivy plans, it's only that Batman is ''that'' good.
* ButtMonkey: Justified, when you seek the company of the Joker and [[TheSociopath Poison Ivy]], this trope is bound to happen.
* CanonImmigrant: Started out as a DCAU character, then became part of the main DC universe.
* CatchPhrase: One that followed her to the comics and a few future adaptations:
--> (when meeting someone for the first time): "Call me Harley! Everyone does."
* CharacterExaggeration: Depends on the episode, but some episodes - particularly the crossovers - really play up how childishly dimwitted and silly she is, occasionally to the point of making her TheLoad. It's a major character trait in ''Girl's Night Out''.
* ChronicVillainy: Every time she feels that the Joker is not for her, it's only temporary, and she goes right back to loving him again.
* ClingyJealousGirl: Joker finds this out the hard way in "Joker's Millions".
* CloudCuckoolander: Even when she does get declared sane, she's still ''weird''.
* CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass: In ''Mad Love'', even Batman himself admitted that she came a lot closer to killing him than the Joker ever did.
* CriticalPsychoanalysisFailure: Was a fairly straight laced psychiatrist until she tried to take on The Joker.
* CuteAndPsycho: Easily one of the most adorable rogues on the show. Also likes to pummel people and shoot at them for fun.
* DarkActionGirl: When she's not being Joker's lackey she proves surprisingly capable.
* DarkMistress: Although prominent in many Batman comics today, it was in this series that she was introduced as Joker's girlfriend/henchman in an abusive relationship.
* DartboardOfHate: Keeps a dart-riddled photo of Batman in her cell at Arkham, as shown in "Joker's Millions".
* DecoyDamsel: Plays one in her own plan in "Mad Love".
* TheDogBitesBack: Sometimes Mistah J will push her too far, which leads to...
** {{Yandere}}: ''Fear'' her when she goes into this mode. Even ''the Joker'' is scared of her when she goes into this mode.
* DominoMask: Wears one all the time.
* TheDragon: To the Joker and sometimes Poison Ivy.
* DrivesLikeCrazy: As seen in the crossover with ''WesternAnimation/SupermanTheAnimatedSeries'' when she replaces Mercy as Lex Luthor's chauffer, causing several dozen wrecks while Lex and the Joker make their deal.
* DropTheHammer: Her trademark mallet
* EvenEvilHasStandards: She considers her fellow Arkham inmates her friends, and was disgusted with Joker's plan to atomize Gotham and ignore them and their pet hyenas.
* EvenMooksHaveLovedOnes: Her hyenas. And Joker.
* EvilDetectingDog: Inverted. While Harley Quinn, recently released from Arkham and out trying to start anew, her hyenas immediately start barking at the sight of Bruce Wayne. Harley for her part is clueless that she happens to be standing next to Batman.
* ExpressiveHair: Harley's "hat".
* ExtremeDoormat: Subverted, this quality is that makes her the most dangerous character, because she is this to [[TheSociopath sociopaths]] The Joker and Poison Ivy. Harley Quinn is an ExtremeDoormat ''personified'' when it comes to the Joker. Lampshaded in this exchange:
-->'''Harley:''' I'm not a doormat! Am I?
--> '''Poison Ivy:''' If you had a middle name, it would be welcome!
* FluffyTamer: To everyone else the Joker's snarling pet hyenas are a menace; to her, they're her "babies."
* FriendToPsychos: Harley [[MadLove loves]] The Joker and is best friends (maybe something more) with Poison Ivy. Both of them are [[TheSociopath sociopaths]]: By definition, they could ''like'' Harley, but they cannot ''care'' for her.
** She also said hi to a then ranting and raving Scarecrow, who instantly calmed down to pleasantly return the gesture.
* GenkiGirl: Hyper cheerful all the time.
* GirlishPigtails: When out of costume.
** Subverted when she was a doctor.
* HelloAttorney: Her disguise in "The Man Who Killed Batman". She even wears [[{{Meganekko}} glasses]].
* HypercompetentSidekick: SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker treats her like a BumblingSidekick, but in ''Harley and Ivy'' it's revealed he depends on her for his daily life, and ''Joker's millions'' he asks the replacement Harley for an idea, implying he does that with the real one.
* IgnoredEpiphany: In ''Harlequinade'' and ''Mad Love'' regarding her relationship with The Joker.
* ImplausibleDeniability: Harley Quinn [[SubvertedTrope really was trying to go straight]], but after her first day out of Arkham ended with her taking a hostage she pointed out that, with her history, even ''she'' would not believe the story that it was all a big misunderstanding.
* IneffectualSympatheticVillain: Subverted. When she makes an honest attempt at killing Batman without anyone else's help, she very nearly succeeds. The only reason why she doesn't is because The Joker finds out.
* InformedJudaism: It's revealed in the original comic of "Holiday Knights" that she is actually Jewish, another reason for Ivy to find Harley's whining for a Christmas tree bewildering and annoying.
* InsaneForgiveness: She always forgives the Joker no matter what, even when he tortures children and has tried to kill her in the past. In this case, she ''is'' insane, though, and the show makes it clear that [[MadLove this isn't a healthy relationship]].
* ITakeOffenseToThatLastOne
-->'''Harley Quinn:''' And here you thought I was just another bubble-headed blond bimbo! Well, the joke's on you, I'm not even a real blond!
* ItsXIHateX: In "The Laughing Fish", she complains at one point, "Again with the fish, I hate fish!"
* JumpingOutOfACake: She slinkily emerged from an oversized lemon custard pie.
* JustGotOutOfJail: ''Harley's Holiday''. Poor Harley even ''paid'' for that dress...
* LapPillow: To Joker during the JokerJury episode, to the disgust of the attorney defending Batman.
-->'''Van Dorn:''' I object to this witness! She's obviously trying to influence the judge.
-->'''Joker:''' (sounding genuinely confused) What makes you say that?
* LimaSyndrome: Harley Quinn's origin is Lima Syndrome turned MadLove.
* LoveMakesYouEvil / LoveMakesYouCrazy
* LoveMartyr: It doesn't matter how many times The Joker hits her or calls her worthless, she has hope the relationship will work.
* [[LukeIAmYourFather Luke I Am Your Grandmother]]: Due in part to Paul Dini not bearing to kill Harley Quinn off, she [[spoiler:was revealed to be the grandmother of the Dee-Dee twins, members of the Jokerz gang, nearing the end of Return of the Joker, and was scolding them.]]
* MadLove: I smell a TropeNamer...
* MagicSkirt: Gets one at the beginning of the episode ''Mad Love''.
* MasterOfDelusion: Played with in ''Harley's Holiday''. Newly released from Arkham, she's [[VillainsOutShopping out shopping]] when she runs into Bruce Wayne. She stops him, then covers the top half of his face, saying, "I recognize [[LanternJawOfJustice that chin]]..." and then declares, "I knew it! You're Bruce Wayne, boy billionaire!"
* MeaningfulName: Harleen Quinzel, aka Harley Quinn--Harlequin, the clown character.
* {{Meganekko}}: Before her transformation
* MookPromotion: Was originally supposed to be a minor accomplice of the Joker and ended up a full-blown SuperVillain, making appearances in numerous other adaptations.
* MoralMyopia: In ''Mad Love'' when Harley is reading a newspaper with the front page article titled "Joker Still At Large. Body Count Rises" she is more concerned for the Joker than for the victims.
* MurderTheHypotenuse: This is her truly deranged goal: Without [[FoeYay the Batman, the Joker]] could be hers at last!
* NowYouTellMe:
--> '''Joker:''' Didn't you get gas!
--> '''Harley:''' WE'RE BROKE, remember? What was I supposed to do? Fill the tank, shoot the guy, and drive away?!
--> '''Joker:''' Mmhmm.
--> '''Harley:''' * pause* ''NOW'' ya tell me!
* NumberTwoForBrains: Subverted, as you probably figured.
* ObfuscatingStupidity: It's implied that she puts on a ditzy front to keep Joker from thinking she's upstaging him.
* OohMeAccentsSlipping: During the flashback in ''Mad Love'', she has a generic American accent instead of her regular thick New Jersey/New York one. The accent is implied to be part of the Harley persona. Alternately, it could be her real accent, which she suppressed for reasons of appearance.
* PaperThinDisguise: She "rescues" Sidney Debris from the cops in plain clothes and using her real name. Bullock thinks there's ''something'' familiar about her, but can't place it.
* PerkyFemaleMinion: Toward the Joker
* PlayingTheVictimCard: Tries this on Batman.
-->'''Harley:''' I know. You're thinking, "What a shame. A pure, innocent little thing like her led astray by bad companions." ''(grabs a knife but Batman stops her)''\\
'''Batman:''' Right. Tell me another. ''(handcuffs Harley and goes after Joker)''\\
'''Harley:''' Beauty school is looking good right about now.
* PsychoSupporter: An interesting take in the trope, because without someone to lead her, Harley doesn’t have the motivation to commit crimes. However, we see at MadLove that of all the villains that compose the Batman RoguesGallery, she is the one who was nearer to killing him:
** The Joker abuses her with glee, until his death. After that, is implied she chose a tranquil life.
** Poison Ivy also abuses Harley and doesn’t want to give her enough credit for her part at their heists. In AllThereInTheManual, the [[ComicBook/TheBatmanAdventures The Batman Adventures comic book]] offers a reason why Ivy let Harley alone.
** And at ''WesternAnimation/BatmanBeyondReturnOfTheJoker'', we see that Nanna Harley paid the Delia and Deirdre Dennis (better known as Dee Dee) bail to keep them out of jail. Even when Harley was calling them out, she '' paid their bail''. In an alternate timeline, those two managed to kill all the Justice League.
* PunnyName: '''Harle'''y '''Quin'''n. Even when not highlighting this out, her name sounds like "Harlequin", and her real name is ''Harleen Quinzel''. The Joker even [[LampshadedTrope lampshaded]] this in ''Mad Love''.
* RealNameAsAnAlias: In ''The Man Who Killed Batman'', she masquerades as the lawyer of the episode's titular character, using the name Harleen Quinzel. Later, the episode ''Trial'' would confirm this as her actual name.
* RedAndBlackAndEvilAllOver: Wears a black and red playing card motif
* RedemptionFailure: In ''Harley's Holiday'', though because it is PlayedForLaughs, this is a borderline HeelFaceDoorSlam example, too.
* ReformedButRejected: In ''Harley's Holiday'', she tried to reform. The chain of events that got her sent back to Arkham started with her panicking after setting off a detector in a department store. The clerk never got a chance to explain that they just forgot to remove the security tag on the dress she just bought.
-->'''Harley''': They won't even let me keep my new dress! And ''I actually paid for it!''
** Though it could be worse - at the end of the episode, her doctor observes that it was all just a misunderstanding and that Harley ''was'' still well on the path to recovery even if she wasn't quite there yet.
* SexyJester: Batman may not notice, but the Joker sure does (or at least pretends to, being essentially {{Asexual}}).
* SheFu: One of Batman's most acrobatic foes; natural, since she got into college on a gymnastics scholarship.
* SlipIntoSomethingMoreComfortable: In "Harlequinade", she takes Batman back to the Joker's last hideout to look for clues. Once there, she says, "Have a look around while I slip into something more comfortable," and changes out of her Arkham jumpsuit and into her regular costume.
* SmoochOfVictory: Gives one to Batman of all people. When Batman showed her a bit of kindness by returning a dress she'd bought and told her even though she's going back to Arkham, she should get a little happiness. Touched, Harley gives him a quick peck. Then, looking playful, gives him a long, long smooch, telling him to call her. Robin and Poison Ivy, watching, seem weirded out.
* SocietyIsToBlame: Recites this trope when [[ReformedButRejected her attempt at a normal life goes awry]] in ''Harley's Holiday'': "I tried to play by the rules, but no, they wouldn't let me go straight! Society is to blame!" Which, unlike the Penguin's, was PlayedForLaughs because her "crime" was having paid for the dress... but neglecting to let the woman remove the security tag, and not letting the store's guard explain the situation to her before overreacting.
* StatingTheSimpleSolution: Suggested [[JustShootHim just shooting Batman]] to Joker.
* StepfordConsumer: Tries to play one for Joker in "The Laughing Fish". That is until she's expected to eat some of the titular product.
* StevenUlyssesPerhero: '''Harle'''en '''Quin'''zel.
* ThenLetMeBeEvil: In ''Harley's Holiday'', she espouses this after violating her parole barely moments out of being released from the asylum ("I tried to be good. I really did. But if that's not good enough, fine!"). However, after having to be saved by Batman, she seems to reconsider. Subverted in that most of this was Harley thinking people were acting like this to her - a dress she bought still had the tags, so the security guard tried to take them off for her. She thought he was accusing her of stealing the dress, so in a panic she took off accidentally taking Veronica Vreeland hostage and ran.
* TroubleEntendre: Uses this trope before [[TheDogBitesBack exacting revenge]] against SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker by beating him with her nightstick.
--> '''Quinn:''' [[{{Pun}} Welcome to the club]].
* UnexplainedRecovery: Just ''how'' did she survive the fatal fall in ''WesternAnimation/BatmanBeyondReturnOfTheJoker''? Reportedly, [[WordOfGod the writers have confirmed]] that Poison Ivy's stamina booster from back in the day is responsible for her survival. It also helps that The Joker himself was a master of this kind of thing.
* UtilityBelt: Wears Batman's utility belt in "Trial".
* UnwillingSuspension: In "Trial".
* VillainousFriendship: With Poison Ivy. Stemming from an early heist, the two develop a rather unexpected big sister-little sister friendship. Numerous episodes show them hanging out and cooperating on heists, as well Harley moving in to Ivy's hideout whenever Harley and Joker have a spat (which is ''very'' often).
* VillainousHarlequin: Probably ''the'' most classic example ever. She even provides the current page picture!
* ViolentlyProtectiveGirlfriend: A villainous example
* VomitDiscretionShot: In ''The Laughing Fish'' and ''Harley's Holiday''
* WhenAllYouHaveIsAHammer: Demonstrated in ''Girl's Night Out''. Poison Ivy and Livewire are a bit more subtle when it comes to breaking, entering, and burglary due to their abilities... but all Harley can do is bang things with her mallet.
* WhyDidYouMakeMeHitYou: In ''Mad Love'', [[spoiler: she is tossed out of a third-story window by the Joker, and whispers "My fault... I didn't get the joke.", quietly asserting Battered Spouse Syndrome.]]
* WithCatlikeTread: As she and Batman sneak into Joker's hideout, Harley is behind Batman saying "Sneak - Sneak - Sneak". She stops when Batman turns around and glares at her.
* WomanScorned: She is not going to take well of Joker dumping her for a new hench-girl.
* [[spoiler: WouldHurtAChild]] at ''WesternAnimation/BatmanBeyondReturnOfTheJoker'' she (and The Joker) would hurt [[spoiler: Robin]]
* YoureJustJealous: ''Trial'' gives us this piece of dialogue between Harley Quinn and [=DA=] Janet [=VanDorne=] :
-->'''[=VanDorne=]:''' Sad, isn't it? [[MeaningfulName Harleen Quinzel]] [[StartOfDarkness was a doctor here at Arkham,]] until SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker twisted her mind.
-->'''Harley Quinn:''' HA! You're just jealous, 'cause you don't have a fella who's as [[MadLove lovin' and loyal to you as my puddin' is to me.]]
[[/folder]]


[[folder:Two-Face (Harvey Dent)]]
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--> '''Voiced By:''' Creator/RichardMoll

The district attorney of Gotham City with a dark side he's repressed for years. Once a powerful ally of Batman's war on crime, an explosion at a chemical plant caused by Rupert Thorne destroyed the left side of his face with hideous scarring as well as pulled his dark side (called "Big Bad Harv") into the forefront of his mind and dividing it in two. He always makes decisions based on fate, flipping a two-headed coin (where one side is scratched up) before acting.

* AngryEyebrows: During his origin story, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EtUBwucBCfQ they present]] Harvey Dent getting pushed to the brink by Thorne... and then entering a TranquilFury as his SplitPersonality, Big Bad Harv, comes out to play.
* AmbiguouslyBrown: This version of Two-Face looks to be a lighter-skinned black man, with fuller lips while not as dark skinned as other characters like Lucius Fox. Apparently, he was supposed to be Italian-American (specifically, Sicilian, which explains the darker skin) and appears to be based on actor Humphrey Bogart.
* AxCrazy: Becomes this when enraged or when in danger of losing his coin.
* BadassNormal: One of the few supercriminals in Gotham who doesn't have any powers, or even use sophisticated weaponry.
* BandagedFace: Right after his accident.
* BrokenAce: Before he becomes Two-Face.
* ChekhovsGunman: Harvey Dent appears twice as a heroic character before becoming Two Face, and in his first appearance he is even shown flipping a coin.
* ChronicVillainy: Makes several attempts at reforming. Sadly, it takes more than just plastic surgery to cure ''his'' problems.
* [[DoNotCallMePaul Do Not Call Me Harvey]]: After his transformation, Harvey Dent is very clear that he is now Two-Face, even to his fiance.
* DontLookAtMe: Tries to hide his disfigurement when Grace comes to see him, and gets mad when she removes the cloth covering half his face.
* EnemyWithin: Big Bad Harv started at this before being given occasional control over the body.
* EvilFormerFriend: To Bruce Wayne socially, and, as District Attorney, to Batman as well.
* EvilSoundsDeep: His evil personality is accented with a very gravelly, deep voice.
* FaceRevealingTurn: When Grace visits him in the hospital after his accident.
* FallenHero: Used to be a morally upright and hard hitting District Attorney.
* FatalFlaw: His reliance on the coin. Even setting aside the way it causes him to go into a breakdown, his reliance on it also leads to his downfall. He obviously wanted to reunite with Grace during his 6 month crime spree, but wouldn't because the coin said no. If he had just done that reunion before Candace had the idea of giving Grace the tracking device, who knows how things would have ended? It's certainly less likely that Grace would have unwittingly led Thorne to Two-Face, at least.
* [[spoiler:FreudianTrio]]: [[spoiler:In ''Judgement Day'', Two-Face gains ''a third personality'', making him a one-man Freudian Trio. Harvey Dent is the Ego, "Big Bad Harv" is the id, and the Judge is the superego.]]
* GrossUpCloseUp: A rare, [[PlayedForDrama non-comedic]] fashion[[note]] considering its use in an animated show[[/note]] when he is unmasked after his surgery
* GunsAkimbo: He needs two of everything.
* HeadsTailsEdge: ''Second Chance'' has Batman switch Two-Face's coin with one that always lands on edge. The main result is not so much an inability to make a decision as the fact that the coin rolls away, and he [[FreakOut freaks right out]] and has to chase after it.
* HisOwnWorstEnemy: As lampshaded in "Second Chance".
* {{Idiosyncrazy}}: Always commits crimes relating to the number two, like stealing two million dollars in two-dollar coins in ''Almost Got 'Im''. He also bases most decisions on the outcome of a flip of his coin even though it's extremely impractical, and he [[VillainousBreakdown completely loses it]] whenever someone manages to steal it from him.
* JekyllAndHyde: Harvey Dent and Two-Face. In ''Judgement Day'', [[spoiler:the third personality, called "The Judge", is established.]]
* JudgeJuryAndExecutioner: Becomes one of these under the guise of [[spoiler:the Judge]]. He tries to execute several super-villains [[spoiler: including himself]], as a result of [[spoiler: a third personality developing because of Harvey's former sense of justice, despising that he had become Two-Face]]. It ends with [[spoiler: Two-Face sitting in a cell, and his third voice demanding what he pleads]]. "Guilty. Guilty. Guilty."
* MadnessMantra: At the end of "Judgment Day":
-->'''Two-Face:''' Guilty...guilty...guilty...
* ManOfWealthAndTaste: Wears a symbolically split two-tone suit
* ManySpiritsInsideOfOne: [[spoiler:In the last episode, he developed a third persona: the Judge, a ruthless vigilante who was punishing criminals. Both the Harvey Dent and Two-Face personas were unaware of the Judge's existence. It also seems the Judge didn't know he shared a body with them, since he was ruining Two-Face's plans and tried to kill him.]]
* MoralityChain: His fiancee, Grace, tries to be this but eventually Harv strays too far down the path of darkness.
* MulticoloredHair: The hair on the "bad" half of his face is snow-white, evidently as a result of the shock of his scarring.
* MyGreatestFailure: For Batman.
* NumerologicalMotif: He has a predilection for all things binary.
* PowerBornOfMadness: Seems to have this; in the episodes where he snaps, when he transitions to "Big Bad Harv," he is strong enough to lift Rupert Thorne (an obese crime boss) clean off the ground and hurl him into three other thugs. He does something similar in the next episode as Two-Face with yet another thug. Considering this interpretation of Two-Face seems mostly based on being consumed by rage, maybe it is more "Power Born of Being Really Mad."
* RageAgainstTheReflection: Upon awakening after getting caught in an explosion, Harvey Dent demands a mirror. When he sees the grotesque scarring of half his face, he screams with horror and anger, and his transformation into the villain Two-Face becomes complete (except for the occasional HopeSpot that keeps Batman tormented that his old friend might be saved).
* RoaringRampageOfRevenge: Against Thorne.
* SanityHasAdvantages: It's not his fault that he ''has'' to let a coin flip make his decisions for him, so that, if you toss a ton of coins in as he flips, he can't make a choice anymore! Honest, it's not!! Naturally, Batman exploits this in ''Second Chance'' where he replaces Two-Face's coin with a trick one that always lands on its side. [[spoiler: The ploy backfires on Batman when the [[ThouShaltNotKill coin keeps bouncing towards the edge of the derelict skyscraper]]..]]
* TheScream: Does this at the end of his introductory episode
* [[spoiler:SecondSuperIdentity: The Judge is really a new multiple personality of Harvey Dent.]]
* SplitPersonality
** SplitPersonalityTakeover: [[spoiler:He eventually gets a ''third'' that puts the other two personalities on trial.]] AndIMustScream indeed.
* StatingTheSimpleSolution: In "Trial", he offhandedly mentions that he suggested "a quick slug between the eyes" rather than all the theatrics. Naturally, he lost the coin toss.
* SuppressedRage: Harvey has this after he thinks that he sent the school bully to the hospital. That is how Big Bad Harv is created.
* ThereAreTwoKindsOfPeopleInTheWorld: When he threatened to release a binary poison on Gotham, he claimed there would be two kinds of people in Gotham: The dying and the dead.
* TomatoSurprise: [[spoiler:The Judge is Harvey Dent, repressed by Big Bad Harv for so long that he developed into a ''third'' personality.]]
* TragicMonster: A man deformed by repressed anger, stress, and the interference of Gotham's vicious criminal life, to the point of losing everything in his life except the coin.
* [[spoiler:TwoAliasesOneCharacter: In ''Judgment Day'', "The Judge" is revealed to be his new third personality]].
* TwoFaced: Trope Codifier if not namer.
* VillainousBreakdown: Every time Batman manages to take his coin.
* VillainousBSOD: In ''Judgement Day'', after [[spoiler:"The Judge" takes over his mind and puts them on trial]].
* WellIntentionedExtremist: After his transformation he leads an extra-legal war on Rupert Thorne's criminal organization, robbing his operations throughout Gotham, but his ultimate plan is to expose Thorne's activities and get him arrested. In ''Judgement Day'', [[spoiler: he's developed a third personality, "The Judge", who is determined to punish the criminals and corrupt of Gotham City.]]
* WouldHurtAChild: If the coin lands on "bad heads".
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Catwoman (Selina Kyle)]]
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--> '''Voiced By:''' Adrienne Barbeau

An animal rights activist with a thing for cat burglaries on the side. Selina doesn't outright oppose Batman but the two don't see eye to eye due to her hobby. In times of mutual crisis, Catwoman has been known to assist Batman for the shared greater good.

* ActionGirl
** DarkActionGirl: Depending on the episode.
* AdaptationDyeJob: Literal example [[AllThereInTheManual according to the tie-in comics]]. In ''Batman: The Animated Series'' she's blonde instead of her usual black hair, imitating ''Film/BatmanReturns''; her hair is back to black in ''The New Batman Adventures'', and the blonde color is stated to have been bleach all along in an issue of ''[[Comicbook/TheBatmanAdventures Gotham Adventures]]''.
* AffablyEvil: When she actually is a villain. She seems to have a soft spot for both Batman and Batgirl.
* AntiHero: after being released on probation, she becomes what is essentially a female Batman for a little while, helping out Batman or trying to stop various criminals on her own. Unfortunately, it doesn't stick, and she goes back to being a ClassyCatBurglar AntiVillain.
* AntiVillain: Doesn't steal from anyone that she doesn't think deserves it, and despite trending towards personal vendettas does good deeds for the homeless (as seen in a tie-in comic) and endangered wildlife.
* {{Caltrops}}: Has them in the shape of cats, naturally. She uses them in "The Cat and the Claw" to stop Red Claw's men from pursuing her through a ventilation duct.
* CatGirl: Taken to extremes in ''Tyger Tyger'', where Dr. Dorian kidnaps Selina Kyle and mutates her into an ''actual'' catwoman.
* ClassyCatBurglar: Emphasis on "cat".
* ClearMyName: ''Batgirl Returns''
* DatingCatwoman: She ''is'' the TropeNamer.
* DesignatedVictim: Occasionally, like in ''Almost Got 'Im''.
* DistressedDamsel: Gets rescued by Batman more than three times in the series.
* TheDragon: Briefly to Scarface in ''Catwalk''.
* EeriePaleSkinnedBrunette: In the revamp. Well, only in costume.
* EnemyMine: Teams up with Batman when she's in over her head.
* FriendToAllLivingThings: She tries.
* HeelFaceRevolvingDoor: Often goes from Batman's enemy to his friend, then to his enemy again in record time.
* LiveMinkCoat: In her first appearance, she is carrying her cat, Isis, around her neck, to help in one of her thefts.
* LovableRogue:: She steals with charm and wit, and has clear principles about it.
* LovesMyAlterEgo: She loves Batman, but only considers Bruce a friend. He knows both her identities and, according to the "perfect world" illusion created by the Mad Hatter, would marry her, if [[DatingCatwoman Batman and Catwoman]] were out of the equation.
* ManipulativeBitch: Moreso in her last appearances.
* MsFanservice: Wears a very form fitting costume and speaks in a flirtatious, sultry voice.
* OutGambitted: In ''You Scratch My Back'', she should have known better that to try and play Nightwing, Batman's protege. He has after all been taught by the best.
* RightHandCat: Isis.
%%* SheFu
* SnowMeansLove: In ''Cat Scratch Fever'', Batman meets her in the snow, and she has to ask, "Are you getting soft on criminals, or just on me?"
* SpyCatsuit: Complete with cat ears.
* TookALevelInJerkass: She's outright vile in ''You Scratch my Back''.
* TheUnmasking: At the beginning of ''Cat Scratch Fever'', Catwoman is arrested and in the aftermath is outed as Selina Kyle and put on probation--if Catwoman is sighted, Selina is to be arrested immediately. However, this is the only episode ([[AllThereInTheManual outside of the tie-in comic, anyway]]) to actually use this plot point in any way. Either the writers forgot or Selina is just ''that good''.
* VillainExitStageLeft: At the end of ''Batgirl Returns'', as the police cart her off, Catwoman somehow forces them out of the squadcar and drives away herself. Robin tries to give chase, but Batgirl ''grabs him by the cape'', reasoning that they'd encounter her again sometime.
* VillainousValor: She takes pride in hardly ever getting scared - and, being a CombatPragmatist, can physically get the best of men twice her size when she really wants to.
* ViolentlyProtectiveGirlfriend: ''Almost Got 'Im''.
* WallCrawl: Catwoman does it by digging in with the claws in her suit.
* WeCanRuleTogether: To Batgirl in ''Batgirl Returns''. Batgirl's response is not exactly unexpected.
* WellIntentionedExtremist: Her burglary is half pleasure, half raising money to save endangered cats.
* WhipItGood: Uses a whip rather than a grappling gun.
* WildCard: She could be on any end of the moral spectrum in any given episode.
* WillTheyOrWontThey: With Bats. [[spoiler: They don't.]]
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Poison Ivy (Pamela Isley)]]
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--> '''Voiced By:''' Diane Pershing

--> ''"They can bury me in the ground as deep as they like, but I'll grow back..."''

* ActuallyADoombot: [[spoiler:Ivy is the only character that gets an explanation for her redesign and adjustment in powerset. According to ''[[ComicBook/TheBatmanAdventures Batman: Gotham Adventures]]'', ''House and Garden'' is the last appearance of Pamela Isley--the pale-skinned woman with deeper control over plants that appears in TNBA and onward is actually a plant-based clone. The canonicity of this is unknown]].
* AntiVillain: Especially later in the series, where she simple wants to settle down and raise a family.
* AxCrazy: in her first episode, at least.
* BitchInSheepsClothing: ''Pretty Poison''.
* CharacterizationMarchesOn: Started as a pretty hammy activist until she met Harley and became more of a DeadpanSnarker as a {{Foil}} to Harley's GenkiGirl.
* CivilianVillain: ''House and Garden''.
* DeadpanSnarker: Being around Harley gives her a ''lot'' of practice.
* DisproportionateRetribution: In the episode which introduces her, she tries to kill Harvey Dent for building a corrections facility on top of a field containing a flower that was endangered. There is no evidence he knew about the endangered flower. She saved the flower before trying to kill him, anyway. Maybe he should've done an ecological survey to check for endangered species and done an environmental impact statement before starting construction, but she could've tried ''telling'' him there was an endangered flower before he started building to see if he would alter his plans in response.
** She gets another one when she runs a spa and send out invitations to millionaires who have done some environmental wrong, turning them into living plants with her treatment. She targets Bruce when his company was planning on tearing down a forest for building space...except Bruce had ''found out and stopped the plans'' long beforehand and she never bothered to look further into this. What's more when Bruce lets his butler Alfred and Alfred's girlfriend go in his place as a vacation, Ivy figures she'll make due with him cause ''someone gotta be punished''.
*** She is, like most of Batman's enemies, a lunatic.
* DruggedLipstick: Uses this against Harvey Dent in "Pretty Poison".
* EvilIsHammy: Quite the contrast between perfect girlfriend Pamela Isley and supervillainess Ivy.
* EvilRedhead: Violent ecoterrorist with red hair.
* HotScientist: Displays some extensive botanical and bio-engineering knowledge.
* {{Hypocrite}}: In [[Recap/BatmanTheAnimatedSeriesE56HarleyAndIvy "Harley and Ivy"]], Pamela insists she and Harley are a team that fights about {{Double Standard}}s at Gotham crime, but her relationship with Harley is a mirror of the one Harley has with the Joker: Pamela is dominant, Harley is submissive.
* KissOfDeath: Her main attack in "Pretty Poison".
* LadyInRed: In her debut.
* MadScientist: Specializes in botany and chemistry.
* MamaBear: Don't hurt her plants.
* MasterPoisoner: Able to make any kind of plant derived poison.
* MsFanservice: One of her main features as a villain is her seductive ability.
* NotGoodWithPeople: Even the ones she likes, like Harley.
* NotSoDifferent: Tries to pull this on Batman, claiming they both punish "evildoers." Batman doesn't always agree with her definition of "evildoer"...
* RedheadInGreen: And constantly surrounded by it, too.
* {{Sadist}}: All of her crimes have the goal of other people suffering. She is a ControlFreak and while most of her crimes fall into WellIntentionedExtremist territory, at the same time she just enjoys taking revenge on behalf of mother nature. Like Lock-Up, she is a good example of a sadist who truly thinks that their victims had it coming.
* SignificantGreenEyedRedhead: She is a rare flower.
* TheSociopath: Outright states that she's immune to "the pain and suffering of others" during a flashback in "Almost Got 'Im".
* StrawFeminist: Sometimes portrayed this way. In ''Harley & Ivy'' she goes on a crime spree with Harley Quinn and claims its all about female empowerment. The episode ends with her being arrested by Detective Montoya and another female cop.
** NotSoAboveItAll: That said, when she and Harley manage to subject Bruce Wayne to Ivy's mind control dust, they go on a stereotypically girly shopping spree on Bruce's tab.
* TheVamp: Next to her control over plants, her feminine whiles are her favored weapon.
* VillainousFriendship: With Harley. Stemming from an early heist, the two develop a rather unexpected big sister-little sister friendship. Ivy is sometimes frustrated by Harley's dimness, but unlike Joker actually seems to care about her well-being (for instance, repeatedly urging her to break up with him).
* WellIntentionedExtremist: She fights to save plants, in particular endangered species. It's her methods rather than her objectives that are problematic.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Ra's al Ghul]]
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--> '''Voiced By:''' Creator/DavidWarner

A centuries-old man who is the head of a vast network of henchmen and wealth. His schemes, some way or another, seek to save the environment from mankind or further his life so he can continue his efforts with the former. The Joker may be Batman's ArchEnemy, but due to his power, agenda, and clever mind, Batman considers Ra's his most dangerous foe.

* AffablyEvil: As his past encounter with Jonah Hex showed, his good manners aren't only reserved for Batman.
* {{Badass}}
** BadassGrandpa: Even older than he looks and he's an accomplished fencer.
** CulturedBadass: And he's always classy no matter the circumstances.
* BigBad: Sort of. He's not ''the'' overriding threat of the series, but his schemes tend most often to be [[AnArc arc]]-based, and Batman regards him as a powerful and dangerous enemy, more than Lex Luthor and The Joker combined.
* CameBackWrong: The Lazarus Pit revives the dying, but at the cost of temporarily being driven violently insane. "The Demon Reborn" in ''WesternAnimation/SupermanTheAnimatedSeries'' also demonstrates that each usage has diminishing returns.
* TheChessmaster: His first meeting and apparent teamup with Batman was just an elaborate way of testing him.
* DisturbingStatistic: He doesn't even blink as he drops one of these on Batman:
--> '''Batman:''' But that will cost countless lives!
--> '''Ra's al Ghul:''' Actually, Detective, we ''have'' counted: [[LudicrousPrecision Two billion, fifty-six million, nine hundred and eighty-six thousand! ]]
* EvenEvilHasStandards: He's disgusted by the cruelty that [[spoiler:his son]] Arkady Duvall shows towards underlings.
* EvilBrit: Even though English is almost certainly not his first language, he inexplicably has a British accent.
* FriendlyEnemy: One-sided. He genuinely likes Bruce and wants him as his heir. Batman disagrees, and as a result Ra's ''will'' use deadly force on him if neccessary.
** The respect seems to be somewhat mutual, as evidenced in the Jonah Hex episode. It turns out the old man Ra's "kidnapped" is his son. Batman allows them to leave without a fight.
* GracefulLoser: if somewhat creepy as he plunged to his (apparent) demise with a big smile on his face.
* HighClassGlass: In 1883.
* {{Immortality}}: Can live forever with the aid of the Lazarus pits...
* ImmortalityImmorality:...But each time he goes in it drives him just a little bit crazier and more extreme.
* KnightTemplar: Seeks to save the world by killing most of the human population.
* MeaningfulName: Arabic for "The Demon's Head."
* MysteriousWatcher: At the end of ''Off Balance''.
* OmnicidalManiac: Perfectly willing to cause a chain reaction likely to kill more that ''2 billion'' lives
* ShirtlessScene: Just like in the comics, his first meeting with Batman culminates in this, while he's wielding a...
* SinisterScimitar: ... against Batman.
* StoryboardingTheApocalypse: When he lays out his plan to destroy humanity, it is accompanied by a series of detailed stills showing the world being saturated by the Lazarus Pits, in chaos, and finally at "a blessed peace."
* SwordFight: In the middle of a desert.
* UtopiaJustifiesTheMeans: And fully aware of it, too. He himself projects 2,056,986,000 casualties as a result of his plan in ''The Demon's Quest''.
* VillainousValor: Despite being insufferably pompous, self-righteous, megalomaniacal, and a genocidal lunatic, he is a brave man, exposing himself to danger even though most of the time he is a frail old man; he refuses to see himself as a victim, and [[DontYouDarePityMe won't tolerate anyone else thinking that, either]]. When rejuvenated by a chemical pool called the Lazarus Pit, he becomes strong and athletic and is willing to fight anyone. When he challenges Batman to a sword fight in "The Demon's Quest (Part II)" he demands: "Are you man enough to face your better?" - and is immensely pleased that Batman is just that.
* WeCanRuleTogether: Offers Batman a position as TheDragon, several times.
* WellIntentionedExtremist: He views his actions as a necessary evil to help repair the damage to the planet that mankind has caused.
* WorthyOpponent: Views Batman as this.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Talia al Ghul]]
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--> '''Voiced By:''' Helen Slater, Creator/OliviaHussey

* ArmorPiercingSlap: When Ra's al Ghul is currently in Ax Crazy mode after using the Lazarus Pit to revive himself, she gives him one of these to snap him back to his senses.
* CleavageWindow: In her ''The Demon's Quest'' outfit.
* DatingCatwoman: Ends up being one of Batman's primary love interests.
* EnemyMine: Teamed twice with Batman to choose her father over him at the end.
* EnigmaticMinion: You can never tell if she's on Batman's side or her father's.
* EvenEvilHasStandards: When she discovers that her father's scheme will result in over two billion casualties, she's just as shocked as Batman.
* FemmeFatale: Batman knows getting involved with her is a bad idea every time it happens, but he can't help himself.
* MadScientistsBeautifulDaughter: Her father is Ra's al Ghul, after all.
* MsFanservice: Especially obvious in ''Demon's Quest''.
* PeekABangs: Her hairstyle.
* SpyCatsuit: In her first appearance
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Mr. Freeze (Dr. Victor Fries)]]
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--> '''Voiced By:''' Michael Ansara

--> "''Think of it, Batman: to never again walk on a summer's day with a hot wind in your face, and a warm hand to hold. Oh yes, I'd'' kill ''for that.''"

A respected cryogenics expert who was once employed by [=GothCorp=], Victor Fries fell into a life of crime when his wife, Nora, grew ill and he was forced to sustain her in cryogenic containment until such time that a cure could be delivered. A freak accident in his lab caused Victor to become doused in cryogenic freezing compound, altering his body's structure. Although the effect of the incident made him very durable physically (he is nigh-immortal as his body's low temperature reduces his aging to a crawl), it left him unable to sustain himself outside of below-freezing temperatures. Fries developed a special suit that allows him to exist at these temperatures in normal climates, becoming "Mr. Freeze" in the process. Mr. Freeze's criminal activities are typically unconcerned with personal gain but instead motivated by vengeance and desperation.

* AdaptationalBadass: And he ended up reintroduced in the comics and featured in [[WesternAnimation/BatmanAndMisterFreezeSubZero two]] [[Film/BatmanAndRobin films]] (granted, the latter did not go very well).
* AlwaysSaveTheGirl: Much of his villainry is motivated by his desperate desire to save Nora, often at the expense of his own safety, emotional wellbeing, and the lives of innocent people.
* AndIMustScream: His eventual fate as shown in Batman Beyond.
* AntiVillain: When he's not obsessed with vengeance he just wants to be left alone with his wife.
* AnIcePerson: Thanks to a FreakLabAccident.
* BadBoss: He values Nora's life more than anyone else's, even his own henchmen.
* BaldOfEvil: The accident that made him Mr. Freeze caused his hair to fall out.
* BigBad: Of ''WesternAnimation/BatmanAndMisterFreezeSubZero''.
* BlackEyesOfCrazy: In place of his goggles in the reboot.
* BlessedWithSuck: He is immortal and can survive quite well in subzero temperatures. He'll also die in anything warmer without his suit on, and hates his life.
* BodyHorror: Starts out with a body unable to survive outside of subzero temperatures. Gets even worse in later seasons, when [[spoiler:all of his body, save for his head, has decayed away]].
* ChronicVillainy: After his debut he really just wants to be left alone, but something always seems to drag him back into crime.
* ClingyCostume: His temperature-regulating suit, which can't come off unless he has a place kept roughly the same temperature as a meat locker.
* CreepyMonotone: To enforce the idea that he has no emotions.
* CrusadingWidower: The loss of his wife is the whole reason he became Mr. Freeze.
* DespairEventHorizon:
** Losing his wife. [[spoiler:''Both'' times.]]
** Gets another one in ''WesternAnimation/BatmanBeyond''. Poor guy just can't catch a break.
* {{Determinator}}: "Nora was the only good thing in my life and they took her from me. I don't care what I have to do to get her back!"
* TheDragon: To Grant Walker in ''Deep Freeze''.
* DramaticDeadpan: He usually talks in an emotionless CreepyMonotone.
* EvilIsPetty: Good grief, ''Cold Comfort''!
* FateWorseThanDeath: His origin was based on this.
* FreezeRay: His [[WeaponOfChoice trademark weapon]].
* HateSink: Not one himself, but because his motives are often sympathetic or understandable to the audience every appearance before "Cold Comfort" involved one either working with him or against him.
* TheHeavy: While rarely the worst villain in the episodes he appears in, he's always the most prominent.
* IllGirl: His wife, for whom he commits his crimes.
* IWantMyBelovedToBeHappy: In ''[[Comicbook/TheBatmanAdventures Gotham Adventures]]'', Nora has remarried, and Freeze is happy to save her husband's life when Grant Walker comes back and kidnaps him.
* KickTheDog: Trying to hit Batman, he accidentally freezes one of his henchmen's legs. He then blames the accident on said henchman and leaves him for dead while the poor guy begs them to help him. It happens the same way to one of his ice maidens in ''Cold Comfort''. But then, ''Cold Comfort'' is a KickTheDog episode.
* LonersAreFreaks: Where Batman has Robin, who he treats as a teammate, Mr. Freeze is completely ruthless when one of his henchmen gets accidentally frozen.
* [[spoiler:LosingYourHead]]: In the show's revamp, as another side effect of his condition.
* LoveMakesYouEvil: His love for his comatose wife, Nora.
* MurderTheHypotenuse: In a comic tie-in to the show, where Nora had remarried. [[spoiler: Though this applies more to Francis D'anjou, who was actually framing Freeze in the hope that Nora would stop loving him.]]
* {{Necromantic}}: Turned to crime for funds to cure his sick, cryogenically frozen wife and revenge on a CorruptCorporateExecutive for pulling the plug on his first attempt.
* OnlySaneMan: In Arkham--he's only there because he's a special needs prisoner, not insane.
* PeopleJars: Keeps Nora in one until he can find a cure.
* PoweredArmor: His suit, which apparently triples his strength.
* PungeonMaster: He makes some cold-related puns in his debut episode; they are much better than anything from ''Film/BatmanAndRobin''.
-->'''Mr. Freeze:''' I'm beyond emotions. They've been frozen ''dead'' in me.
* RoaringRampageOfRevenge: In "Heart of Ice".
* [[RedEyesTakeWarning Red Goggles Take Warning]]: He wears a pair of red goggles early on, though he drops them in later costume changes.
* SeanConneryIsAboutToShootYou: Mr. Freeze fires his freeze gun directly at you. In the commentary, the directors are surprised they got away with it - they wouldn't have been able to with a regular gun, in case some kid decided to try it.
* SilenceYouFool: In ''Deep Freeze'', Mr. Freeze say this twice to Batman.
* SnowMeansLove: His most iconic scene is him talking to the snowglobe that contains a statue of Nora, begging for forgiveness. Sad version of this trope. The comics reveal that in college the two spent much of their courtship outside in the snow.
* TheStoic: But also NotSoStoic when his wife is brought into the equation.
* TheyCallMeMisterTibbs: "Freeze!" "That's ''Mister'' Freeze to ''you''." ''([[PreMortemOneLiner fires]])''
* TinMan: Despite claiming that he can no longer feel any emotion, his despair at losing his wife — and his cold hatred to those who took her — is demonstrable.
* TookALevelInJerkass: He's always been vindictive since he became a criminal but he's an outright bully in ''Cold Comfort''.
* TragicVillain: A desperate man trying to save his dying wife, and whose life was destroyed by an accident and confined into a refrigerated suit to survive. There's a reason he used to provide the page image.
* WeaksauceWeakness: Any temperatures over freezing; he can't survive them without his suit.
* WhoWantsToLiveForever: "Deep Freeze" states that, even if he's not ''immortal'', he can likely live for thousands of years. And he wants none of it.
** Worse in ''Meltdown'' where he seems to have spent the last few decades as a disembodied head in an isolated room.
* WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds: Before the accident he's even shown to be a bit soft spoken and reserved, and backs down easily after a brief attempt at stopping Boyle from shutting down the cryonic chamber Nora was in.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:The Penguin (Oswald Cobblepot)]]
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--> '''Voiced By:''' PaulWilliams, David Ogden Stiers

--> ''"Sorry about the intrusion, sir, but at least you were ransacked by a man of impeccable taste."''

* AbsurdlySpaciousSewer: In ''Birds of a Feather'' and ''The Mechanic'', he had a hideout in one. Likely a reference to his Film/BatmanReturns counterpart.
* {{Acrofatic}}: Pretty quick for someone so rotund.
* AddedAlliterativeAppeal: Uses this a lot.
* AffablyEvil: Especially in ''Birds of a Feather''.
* AntiquatedLinguistics: To cultivate a gentlemanly image.
* BadGuyBar: The Iceberg Lounge technically counts.
* BigBad: In ''WesternAnimation/BatmanMysteryOfTheBatwoman''.
* BodyguardBabes: Jay, Lark, and Raven.
* ChronicVillainy: Chose to abandon crime one day when he was released from Stonegate, deciding that he never wanted to return to jail again, but when he learned that the woman he began to fall in love with was only spending time with him to mock his uncultured ways he relapsed into villainy. However, unlike the other villains, he does manage to stay out of jail in ''The New Batman Adventures.'' He didn't really reform and uses his nightclub as a front for shady deals, but he does a much better job of ensuring his legal safety. Batman is well-aware that Penguin hasn't changed, but keeps him around because he is just as often a [[TheRat good source of information]] about other, more dangerous criminals.
* CivilianVillain: Actually worked better for him when he was faking it.
* DeadpanSnarker: He is TheSnarkKnight when he deals with the lower classes (prison guards, bus drivers, Batman). When he at last deals with the upper classes, he becomes a StepfordSnarker.
* DoomyDoomsOfDoom: Once tried calling a trap he'd set for Batman in a zoo as his "aviary of doom". The other villains he tells the story to are bemused, at best.
-->'''The Penguin:''' ''(narrating)'' Welcome, my ebon-winged adversary. You have taken the bait, just as I knew you would. Now, prepare to meet your end within my Aviary of Doom!\\
'''Poison Ivy:''' ''(interrupting the story)'' Aviary of ''what''?...\\
'''The Joker:''' Sheesh, Pengers. How corny can you get?\\
'''The Penguin:''' Fah! Just because you mundane miscreants have no drama in your souls!... Anyway, there he was in my Av... * Sigh* ... My "big birdhouse"...
* EtTuBrute: A rather depressing example. In the episode, ''Birds of a Feather'', he is released from prison and declares that he's reformed and will become a model member of high society. A group of snobbish aristocrats decide to bring him into their social circle so that they can laugh at his social ineptitude and appearance. He generally doesn't care how life had gotten him down through the rest of the episode, but when he overhears the woman whom he had fallen in love with talking about this plot, he loses it. The real slap in the face is that he had genuinely reformed until this happened.
* EvilBrit: Speaks with a British accent.
* EvilIsNotAToy: In ''Birds of a Feather'', Veronica Vreeland brings him into her social circle as a publicity stunt. He eventually finds out he's being used, and in his true flamboyantly villainous fashion, kidnaps and tries to kill her.
* TheFamilyForTheWholeFamily: In his first appearance, he and his henchmen are continuously foiled by the local children who have [[BatmanInMyBasement Batman in their basement]]. This is one of the reasons that the production team does not think very highly of this episode, since they were hoping the series would avoid kid heroes and bumbling villains.
* FatBastard: A staple of the character.
* FauxAffablyEvil: His default mode, as he has been shown very willing to hurt women and children.
* FeatheredFiend: Has a collection of deadly birds ranging from poison-billed hummingbirds to trained attack-cassowaries.
* GentlemanSnarker! Most of his snarking come with a veil of sophistication.
* GentlemanThief: He invokes this trope, without success, you could say.
* GoodSmokingEvilSmoking: Always has a cigarette holder in his mouth.
* TheGrotesque: Similar to the Burton films, the Penguin is ''almost'' this trope played straight. He's nowhere near as evil as, say, The Joker, but then again he's not even all that ugly. It's implied that deep down he really wants to go straight, [[ChronicVillainy but he just likes stealing priceless artifacts too much]] -- and he just can't keep from lashing out at people who make fun of him when he ''does'' try to reform.
* HiddenDepths: As Veronica Vreeland discovered, if you can stand his SadClown jokes, his JabbaTableManners and hia SmallNameBigEgo attitude, Oswald can be quite TheCharmer in a LargeHam way.
* HighClassGlass: Kept from the comics (despite being absent from the movie).
* ImprobableWeaponUser: Umbrellas. Some of them even have live rounds.
* JabbaTableManners: As seen in "Birds of a Feather".
* JustGotOutOfJail: He did try to live a honest life and among Gotham's elites (which he thought possible thanks to Veronica Vreeland). While she cleared a misunderstanding when Batman wrongly thought the Penguin was one of the muggers robbing her, it was eventually revealed to him she just wanted someone to be made a fool of at a party. He was so revolted he returned to a life of crime.
* ManOfWealthAndTaste: Always wears a formal tuxedo, stylistically similar to actual penguins (who look like they're wearing one).
* NiceHat: His top hat.
* OnlySaneMan: Carried over from the comics. He's one of the few Batman villains who goes to jail rather than Arkham. He also sometimes grows annoyed with the other rogues' "eccentricities" when forced to work with them.
* OrphanedPunchline: Has one in ''Birds of a Feather'': "--and I said, 'But, warden--those aren't ''my'' pants!"
* PaidHarem: Jay, Raven, and Lark.
* ParasolOfPain: His parasols can have anything from toxic gas to actual bullets.
** ParasolParachute: One of its uses.
* TheRat: The only reason why Batman lets him operate his nightclub.
* RedemptionFailure: ''Birds of a Feather''
* ReformedButRejected: ''Birds of a Feather''
* SadClown: His delusions of being a GentlemanThief and his SmallNameBigEgo are his way to cope with his crushing loneliness. He is insecure at heart and keeps on running his mouth to fool himself into thinking he's confident or to get people to like him and tends to make jokes at inappropriate times to cope.
* SesquipedalianLoquaciousness: To make himself sound more sophisticated then he actually is. Comes back to bite him in a tie-in comic, where he doesn't know what a word means and makes something up to avoid looking stupid.
* SinisterSchnoz: It has the appearance of a penguin beak.
* SmallNameBigEgo: Despite overwhelming evidence on the contrary, the Penguin really believes he is well liked by the rich Gotham elite (''Birds of a Feather'') and fancies himself as a ladies’ man (he hits on Roxie Rocket on ''The Ultimate Thrill''). Those things didn’t end well for him.
%%* SmugSnake
* SocietyIsToBlame: In ''Birds of a Feather'', he looks to go straight once he's gotten out of prison, but when resident RichBitch Veronica Vreeland and her snobby friends decide to make him the butt of an exceptionally cruel joke, he reverts to his criminal ways to exact revenge. In the end, he muses, "I guess it's true; society is to blame. ''High'' society." At least Vreeland had the decency to feel bad about her role in it by the end though.
* TerribleTrio: Was part of one with Jay and Raven before leading two sets: one of males then one of females.
* ThenLetMeBeEvil: He could put up with Batman [[ReformedButRejected not believing he really reformed]], but Veronica Vreeland shouldn't have used him for a pig at a pig party.
* VillainBallMagnet: ''Birds of a Feather''
* VillainousValor: In ''Birds of a Feather'' at least, he is a courageous fighter, [[MuggingTheMonster beating back a gang of bullies who are trying to mug him using only his umbrella]]. In ''Second Chance'', when Batman is accusing him of having Two-Face kidnapped, the Penguin declares that he were ever going to mess with another villain, he'd do it the honorable way: face to face.
* WannabeLine: His club, The Iceberg Lounge, has such a line. In ''Joker's Millions'', Barbara and Dick get in by Barbara mentioning her father as the Penguin is walking by. Bruce Wayne is seen in the Lounge later.
* WhosLaughingNow: To Veronica Vreeland and her UpperClassTwit friend Pierce in ''Birds of a Feather''.
* WickedCultured: He tries to be this...
[[/folder]]

[[folder:The Riddler (Edward Nygma)]]
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--> '''Voiced By:''' JohnGlover

--> ''"Do you know what happens to gate crashers? They have to match wits with the Riddler."''

A disgraced video game developer-turned-criminal with a knack for very complex and obscure riddles. Unlike most of Batman's rogues, The Riddler typically ''wants'' Batman to pursue him as it gives him an opportunity to use his riddling skills to try to outwit the Dark Knight.

* AffablyEvil: As long as his "outwitted angry guy" mood is not triggered, he keeps a very elegant and formal demeanor. Though considering he rarely ends a sentence without insulting other people's intelligence, he might qualify for full time [[FauxAffablyEvil Faux Affably Evil]].
* [[spoiler:AntiHero: See HeelFaceTurn below]].
* TheBadGuyWins: Even though he actually did not achieve his goal of killing his ex-boss, Nygma escapes justice safely, and terrifies his victim into a permanent mortal fear of his return.
* BaldOfEvil: In the revamp.
* BerserkButton: By the time of ''Riddler's Reform'', being called crazy is this for The Riddler.
* CallingCard: His riddles.
* ChronicVillainy:
** [[CutLexLuthorACheck Sells his persona for a fortune]] and decides to abandon crime altogether in order to avoid risking his newfound wealth and freedom. However, because he has such a compulsion, he reasons that the only way he can do so is to kill Batman. Naturally, he fails, gets found out and arrested.
** His brief [[spoiler:HeelFaceTurn]] in ''Gotham Adventures'' results in Batman catching him anyway. He actually ''inadvertently gives Batman a riddle as to his location''. Despite [[BerserkButton hating being called crazy]], poor Eddie has to concede this one and after a VillainousBreakdown [[DownerEnding dejectedly lets Batman take him back to the asylum]].
--->'''Riddler:''' You don't understand. I ''really'' didn't want to leave you any clues. I really planned ''never'' to go back to Arkham Asylum. But I left you a clue anyway. So I...I have to go back there. Because I might need help. I...I might actually be crazy...
* CivilianVillain: ''Riddler's Reform''
* CivvieSpandex: in the redesign
* ConsolationPrize: Batman and Robin may have stopped him from killing Daniel Mockridge for cheating him out of his share of royalties for the ''Riddle Of The Minotaur'' game, but ruining Mockridge's life by making him live in fear of the Riddler's return makes for a very satisfying end anyway.
* CriminalMindGames: His M.O.
* CutLexLuthorACheck: In ''Riddler's Reform'', he has sold the license to his persona to a toy developer for a completely legal fortune. However, Batman is convinced that he will continue to commit riddle-crimes, even though it will jeopardize his freedom and financial well-being. When Robin wonders why he would take such a risk, Batman explains that for him it is not about the money, it is an obsession. As it turns out, Batman's right; Riddler is uneasy with his new life, and eventually decides to try to kill Batman once and for all just to remove the temptation to backslide.
* DeadpanSnarker:
--> '''Riddler''': You have 10 minutes, gentlemen. Then, Mr. Mockridge is going to be the only good business shark. A dead one.
* DeathTrap: Often very elaborately engineered ones that test Batman's intelligence.
* DemotedToExtra: He rarely appeared much, but what episodes he did get were quite excellent and put a refreshing spin on the character. When the sequel series ''The New Batman Adventures'' rolled over, however, ol' Eddie got the shaft, despite getting a new character design more faithful to Frank Gorshin's take on the character. You know that things are bad when the new Riddler's biggest role was in a ''Superman'' episode. Creator/PaulDini admitted in the "Art of..." book that they didn't use the Riddler often because his gimmick of using riddles was pretty hard to pull off in an action cartoon such as theirs. On the other hand, he had some truly spectacular moments in ''ComicBook/TheBatmanAdventures'', set in the same universe.
* EngineeredPublicConfession: ''Riddler's Reform''
%%* EvilGenius
* EvilRedhead: Certainly borrowed from the TV series' Frank Gorshin (having usually slick black hair in the comics).
* GoMadFromTheRevelation: Inverted when Batman survives his death-trap, but won't tell him how he did it. The episode ends with Riddler ranting and raving as he tries to figure out how it was done.
* [[spoiler:HeelFaceTurn: He ''hates'' being in Arkham, so when he escaped in ''[[ComicBook/TheBatmanAdventures Gotham Adventures]]'', he opts to become a vigilante detective, solving crimes himself while sending riddles to Batman so he can solve other cases. He's still definitely [[AntiHero morally ambiguous]], though, and isn't above ElectricTorture to get the testimony he wants]].
* {{Guyliner}}: In the revamp.
* HisOwnWorstEnemy: Since his ChronicVillainy won't let him stop leaving riddles for Batman to solve.
* HoistByHisOwnPetard: Was first trapped in his own virtual world then got his confession recorded on his own device.
* HurricaneOfPuns: His hints in "If You're So Smart, Why Aren't You Rich."
--> ''(Batman and Robin come across a sign that says "Loser's Ahead.")''
--> '''Robin''': "Loser's Ahead?"
--> ''(The duo turns a corner, two giant shurikens come out of nowhere, and the duo ducks just before the blades lop their heads off.)''
--> '''Batman''': Loses a head. [[LamePunReaction I don't know what's worse, the traps or the puns]].
* InsufferableGenius: He's a puzzles genius and he wants ''everyone'' to know it.
* [[KarmaHoudini Karma Enigma]]: He gets away scot-free at the end of ''If You're So Smart, Why Aren't You Rich?'' The producers have stated that they let the Riddler escape as a testament to his intellect.
* ManOfWealthAndTaste: In BTAS, he wears a nice green suit and a tie with a question mark.
* MoodSwinger: he alternates fits of anger with polite interludes.
* NerdsAreSexy: In ''Riddler's Reform'', he ends up with quite a few women fawning over him. Unless that's an example of AllGirlsWantBadBoys, or PowerIsSexy and/or GoldDigger, due to his newfound fame and wealth from his inventions.
* NiceHat: A green bowler hat.
* ParanoiaGambit: His origin episode revolves around him going after Mockridge, the man who cheated him out of the profits for a game he designed due to him being 'work-for-hire'. Batman and Robin manage to save him, but the Riddler gets away and hints he will eventually return to finish the job. The episode ends with a terrified Mockridge in his mansion, locking every door and window in the place, checking every shadow, and getting into bed with a loaded shotgun at his side while Bruce muses on the situation:
--> '''Bruce:''' [[PyrrhicVillainy Mockridge may have his money, but he won't be sleeping well]]. "How much is a good night's sleep worth?" Now THERE'S a riddle for you.
* PropheticNames: During his StartOfDarkness episode, Batman lampshades this trope when Edward Nygma reveals his new identity, asking him if it's meant to be a joke.
* RedHeadInGreen: Probably what made this appearance iconic.
* RiddleMeThis: The trope namer.
* SanityHasAdvantages: In ''Riddler's Reform'', he actually goes straight and makes tons of money by designing puzzles for a toy company and licensing his likeness to market them. However, he just can't stop thinking about matching wits with Batman... so he decides that the only way he'll ever be secure enough in his new life to actually enjoy it is to kill Batman.
* SmugSnake: The mother of all smug depictions of the Riddler.
* StevenUlyssesPerhero: E. Nygma.
* ThrowTheBookAtThem: In ''Judgement Day'', courtroom-themed vigilante The Judge tells him, "It's about time someone threw the book at you!" and drops a car-sized book on him, nearly killing him.
* TheVillainMakesThePlot: One of the cited reasons that the writers gave for why the Riddler appeared less than most other villains was that it was hard to make a scheme worthy of such a brain-teasing [[TheChessmaster chessmaster]] villain like him in single half-hour episodes.
* UnPerson: ''What is Reality?'' has him erasing all of the records of his existence as Edward Nygma, including birth certificates, drivers licenses, employment records and so on.
* VillainousBreakdown: Has an epic one in ''Riddler's Reform''.
* VillainousCrossdresser: For some reason his TNBA design has him in women's shoes.
* WickedCultured: Has a thing for greek mythology and foreign languages.
* WasItReallyWorthIt?: At the end of Riddler's debut episode, Batman states that even though they saved the CorruptCorporateExecutive from Nygma's traps, the experience scarred him for life, and the last scene shows a frightened Mockridge trembling under his bedsheets.
* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: In ''Trial'', he's seen among the villains as a juror in their KangarooCourt. However, he disappears during the second half of the episode and his chair in the jury is even empty.
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[[folder:The Scarecrow (Dr. Jonathan Crane)]]
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--> '''Voiced By:''' Henry Polic II, Creator/JeffreyCombs

A university psychology professor who has made a career out of studying fear and its effects. In his pursuit of research, he developed a chemical toxin that allows him to induce fear in any subject at his whim, which he later began using as an asset for crime.

* ArtEvolution: His costume went through several major alterations and changes, even before the ArtShift of ''The New Batman Adventures'' (which settled on a design), more or less because his first designs were a tad on the goofy side.
* CutLexLuthorACheck: In ''Fear of Victory'' he starts rigging sports and then betting on the games; he himself points out that chemicals are expensive and his usual crimes of causing wanton terror aren't very lucrative.
* DarkerAndEdgier: In TNBA.
* EvilRedhead: Underneath his mask.
* EvilTeacher: His experiments - mostly just locking people in small rooms while dousing them with fear gas - go all the way back to his days as a Gotham University professor.
* FixingTheGame / ThrowingTheFight: ''Fear of Victory'' centered on his plot to raise a lot of money gambling on sporting events ([[TheGimmick Guess]] [[IKnowWhatYouFear how]]). He even drops the title "I fixed the games."
* ForScience: "Dreams in Darkness" in particular.
* AGodAmI: No remotely "godlike" powers aside from his fear gas, but he's got the attitude in spades.
* HiddenDepths: ''Comicbook/TheBatmanAdventures'' reveals that, despite all his sadism, he actually does love to teach. A rehabilitative work-release program at Arkham allows him to teach at the local community college, which he enjoys until he realizes that half his students are too illiterate to spell their own names correctly. This leads him to the scheme he employs in issues 4 and 5, where he holds the city for ransom by rendering everyone illiterate in attempt to show the local government the dangers of not reforming the education system.
* HoistByHisOwnPetard: Has been exposed twice to his own fear gas.
* IKissYourFoot: In ''Fear of Victory'', Scarecrow mentions using his Fear Toxin to bring the people of Gotham to their knees and in his own words "...Kissing my feet!"
* {{Jerkass}}: [[AllThereInTheManual Unless you read the tie-in comic]], he comes off as a nasty little prick, unlike all those tragic villains
* LargeHam: In BTAS. He transitions to a SoftSpokenSadist in TNBA.
* LeanAndMean: Like an actual scarecrow, Crane is exceptionally thin.
* MadScientist: He claims his crimes are experiments in fear.
* MasterOfIllusion: Particularly the scary kind.
* MasterPoisoner: Makes all of the fear toxins himself.
* [[MaybeMagicMaybeMundane Maybe Magic, Maybe Mundane]]: Following his TNBA redesign. He's never shown unmasked, and the production team has said that they weren't even sure there was actually a man in the costume any more.
* MorallyAmbiguousDoctorate: Before becoming Scarecrow, he held a doctorate in psychology.
%%* NiceHat
* NotSoHarmlessVillain: Not that he was really harmless to begin with, just... not that scary.
* PetTheDog: Stops in the middle of one of his raving speeches about being the GOD OF FEAR to say hello to Harley.
* PoisonAndCureGambit In ''Never Fear'', he releases a chemical that takes away all sensation of fear, making people dangerously reckless, with the plan of selling his fear toxin as the "antidote".
* SadistTeacher: His true nature.
* SaveOurStudents: [[ComicBook/TheBatmanAdventures The tie-in comic]] gives him HiddenDepths by showing that he actually is concerned about the city's youth getting proper education. The Annual even chronicles his RedemptionFailure trying to be this.
* ScaryScarecrows: His theme.
* [[SkullForAHead Skull For A Mask]]: In the redesign.
* SinisterScythe: Wields one in ''Trial''.
* SoftSpokenSadist: When voiced by Jeffrey Combs.
* [[WhyDidItHaveToBeSnakes Why Did It Have to Be ___?]]: Scarecrow is the master of using this trope.
* YouGotMurder: ''Fear of Victory'' had him dosing people with contact poison by telegram. It was only his patented "fear toxin", though.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:The Mad Hatter (Jervis Tetch)]]
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--> '''Voiced By:''' Roddy [=Mc=]Dowall

* {{Adorkable}}: When he's either at war with himself, or prior to his spiral into madness. Tetch had some incredibly adorable moments of complete social ineptitude in his office; talking to people, especially pretty people was not his forte. It didn't stick.
* AffablyEvil: At least in ''Perchance to Dream''. And in ''Trial'' he's one of the only reasonable ones.
* AliceAllusion: He's obsessed with ''Literature/AliceInWonderland''. The other people in his life also mirror the story--he pines after a woman named Alice, and his boss is a stern, redheaded woman who warns him that "[[OffWithHisHead heads will roll]]". His mind-controlled henchmen are also all costumed after ''Alice'' characters.
* AxCrazy: Actually wielded an ax when he tried to off the bat himself in his introductory episode.
%%* BadassLongcoat
%%* BlondGuysAreEvil
* BritishTeeth: Like his Alice in Wonderland counterpart.
* CheshireCatGrin: And probably with that very example in mind.
* DarkSkinnedBlond: Even before he dyed it "school-bus-yellow". He has unusually dark skin for an evil, British blond (as well as an accent that doesn't go with skin tone or teeth). Portrayed as an anti-social, lab-dwelling nerd, it's highly unlikely that he got out often enough to get a tan, either. (In the episode "The Worry Men", where he visits tropical Central America, he covers up with white gloves, sunglasses, and a straw hat.) It's possible the animators darkened his skin just to exaggerate how freakishly blond his hair is.
* DoggedNiceGuy: Though he drops the nice part when it doesn't work.
* EvilBrit: Confirmed to be actually english.
* EvilGenius: Capable of creating mind control chips that can reduce the wearer to a mere puppet.
* FanDumb: InUniverse, Jarvis is '''The Monomaniac''' for Literature.AliceInWonderland, and this is a vital trait of his personality: This is the first clue that Jervis is not interested in reality, but his fantasies...
* FauxAffablyEvil: He's pretty sinister in ''The Worry Men'' and ''Animal Act''.
* ForScience: ''Animal Act''
%%* GadgeteerGenius
* GrandRomanticGesture: The actions he used to woo his Alice. Including, but not limited to - brainwashing a pair of thugs to go jump off a bridge to impress her with his bravery when they're about to get mugged; brainwashing the Maitre'd of a restaurant (as well as the rest of the staff) into getting them a seat and the romantic usuals (violin/flowers/etc.). After she reconciled with her boyfriend the same night, though, he uses brainwashing to break them up again, then does the "extravagant Flower surprise" in her house... which he didn't have a key for. Alice is, understandably, creeped out - but mostly because Jervis had no way of knowing that the two had broken up.
* HypnoTrinket: Controls minds without spirals, using cards marked 10/6 which he sticks on people's heads. And that's just his stock device; he has been known to use other things when appropriate.
* IControlMyMinionsThrough: He used mind control on his minions, which gave him an advantage over Batman, who wouldn't hit people who weren't willingly causing trouble. Once they were free, however, poor Mad Hatter.
* IronicNurseryTune: Based as he is on the ''Literature/AliceInWonderland'' character, he uses these as part of his schtick. In one scene, he taunts Batman from afar with "Twinkle, Twinkle, little Bat! How I wonder what you're at!"
* LoveMakesYouEvil: His unrequited love for Alice is what started the whole thing.
* TheMadHatter: Actually, not that much.
* MadScientist: One who is specialized in mind control.
* MasterOfIllusion: Via his mind control, such as in "Perchance to Dream".
* MindControlDevice: This is his schtick. When he did it to mice, it was cute and scientific. When he did it to a female co-worker named Alice on whom he had a huge unrequited crush, it became creepy and stalkerish, but as he expresses regret about it we can assume it was a last resort.
* MotiveDecay: As Batman pointed out in ''The Worry Men'', he went from socially inept and lovelorn to being just another petty crook.
* NeverMyFault: Blames Batman for losing Alice, even though she didn't want to be with him in the first place.
* NiceHat: Well, duh!
* NotGoodWithRejection: This is part his origin. He had a crush on his secretary, who actually was named Alice, but she didn't reciprocate.
* NotMeThisTime: ''Make 'em Laugh'' and ''Knight Time''.
* ObliviouslyEvil: At least at first. He doesn't seem to realize just how bad mind-controlling Alice is, and seems to believe that he's doing her a favor.
* OffWithHisHead: In keeping with all of the Alice references, says this about Batman.
* PetTheDog: In ''[[Comicbook/TheBatmanAdventures Gotham Adventures]]'' he lures Batman into another LotusEaterMachine purely in the hopes of letting Batman have a little happiness for once. Sadly, happiness is apparently so unnatural for the Batman that just the feeling is enough for Batman to realize that he's in a fantasy.
* PyrrhicVillainy: In a milder example, he uses his mind control technology to land Alice, a co-worker he was too shy to talk to, but Batman calls him out on this, asking if a mind-controlled, compliant Alice with no personality was what he really wanted. Tetch has a [[VillainousBreakdown breakdown and rushes Batman]].
* StalkerWithACrush: How the Mad Hatter was first portrayed in his obsession with his co-worker Alice, and being too shy to ask her out.
* TheyCalledMeMad: He briefly mentions it but that didn't play in his descent into villainy.
* TropicalEpilogue: ''The Worry Men'' features the Mad Hatter admitting that he's been thinking of retiring from crime, purchasing an island out in the middle of nowhere, and opening up a sun-bonnet shop.
* WickedCultured: He sure likes his Lewis Carroll's quotes.
* {{Yandere}}: For Alice.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Clayface (Matt Hagen)]]
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--> '''Voiced By:''' Creator/RonPerlman

* AnimeAnatomy: Even when shifted into the form of a naked human, he has no genitalia
** He was barely human, just humanoid.
* {{Badass}}
** AdaptationalBadass: Much like Freeze, he'd been written off as too goofy to work. Then BTAS came along...
* CompositeCharacter: His character is essentially a combination of the first three versions from the comics.
* CosmeticHorror: He used an experimental cosmetic cream to help him look good after a car accident that ruined his face. It was temporary and highly addictive, and when he tried to blow the whistle before it went on the market Daggett's men fed him an overdose, turning him into Clayface.
* FakingTheDead: At the end of his first appearance.
* GenreSavvy: Subverted. Instead of avoiding cliches, he prefers to embrace them knowingly.
* {{Jerkass}}: But a [[JerkassWoobie pitiable one]].
* TheJuggernaut: He's absurdly powerful for a Batvillain.
* KickTheDog: When he throws his best friend/stunt double across the room when the guy tries to cheer him up and encourage him that all is not lost in living like a regular person
-->"''Don't patronize me! I told you, I don't need to eat! I don't need to sleep! And I'' '''''DON'T NEED YOU!!!'''''"
* LargeHam: He's an actor, so this shouldn't come as a surprise.
--> "[[AStreetcarNamedDesire STELLAAAAAA!]]"
* ManOfAThousandFaces: Due to the RenuYu, he could change his features even before turning into a clay monster.
* NotQuiteDead: in his first appearance he pretends to die from electrocution, but we see at the end of the episode that he's still alive and shifted into the form of a pretty woman on the street.
* PersonalityPowers: He's an award-winning actor. What power is more fitting than shapeshifting?
%%* PsychopathicManchild
* RoaringRampageOfRevenge: His motive in his first appearance, seeking revenge against the men responsible for his transformation.
* ShadowDiscretionShot: The scene of having Re-New-U poured on his face provides the trope image.
* ShapeshifterDefaultForm: It's explained that shapeshifting is an acquired skill, or "muscle tensing," so he can't just constantly be in another form.
* ShapeshifterSwanSong: Though he wasn't actually dying, he was just DoingItForTheArt.
* ThatManIsDead:
-->'''Batman''': Hagen, listen to me.\\
'''Clayface''': There is no Hagen. It's only me now...Clayface.
** A bit later, when Batman shows Clayface videotapes of his former movie and TV roles and tells him "You can play those roles again Hagen, let me help you find a cure." Clayface outright screams "No! Hagen's Gone, make him stop haunting me!"
** He also said something of that effect to Stella Bates who was watching one of his old movies in ''Mudslide''.
%%* TragicVillain
* VillainousBreakdown: Invoked.
* VoluntaryShapeshifting: Can assume human forms, and the blob attack after he was found out.
* WhatMeasureIsANonHuman: [[spoiler: In JusticeLeague, Flash and Hawkgirl rather cheerfully blow him to bits. [[KilledOffForReal He's never seen again after the episode.]]]]
* YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness: What Dagget ''tried'' to have his men do to Hagen.
[[/folder]]


[[folder:Man-Bat (Dr. Kirk Langstrom)]]
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--> '''Voiced By:''' Marc Singer

* BioAugmentation: Unfortunately, WithGreatPowerComesGreatInsanity.
* MagicPants: Every single time Man-Bat appears, its wearing pants.
* NotMeThisTime: ''Terror in the Sky'' ([[spoiler:it's actually his wife]]) and one issue of the tie-in comic ([[spoiler:it's actually an old rival in his field]]).
* NoTranshumanismAllowed: Subverted. [[spoiler: Langstrom makes a final appearance as the Man-Bat in ''[[ComicBook/TheBatmanAdventures The Batman & Robin Adventures'']], where it's revealed that he's perfected the formula so that he stays in control, and decides to become the Man-Bat permanently. Batman may not care for this, or for the Man-Bat lurking in his caves and stealing his food, but he concedes that it's not his right to dictate how Langstrom decides to live his life or modify his body]].
* ProfessorGuineaPig: Drank serum with bat DNA and became the Man-Bat.
* SuperpoweredEvilSide: Langstrom is fairly harmless, but the Man-Bat is violent, animalistic, and destructive.
* TragicMonster: He's not actually that bad a person outside of his bat form, but can't control himself when it's happening. [[spoiler: Accidentally infecting his wife couldn't have been a picnic either.]]
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Killer Croc]]
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--> '''Voiced By:''' Aron Kincaid, Brooks Gardner

* AbsurdlySpaciousSewer: Typically based himself in one.
* AdaptationNameChange =/= NoNameGiven: He is never referred to as Waylon Jones and the only hint at his name is his wrestler alias "Killer Croc Morgan".
* AnimalEyes: Yellow with cat pupils.
%%* BaldOfEvil
%%* TheBrute
* DumbMuscle: Quickly degenerated into this. [[spoiler:Except it was Batman in disguise.]]
* FangsAreEvil: They even can break metal.
* TheFarmerAndTheViper: He escapes while escorted by train to a prison, Batman in hot pursuit. They fall off a cliff and are knocked out. Croc wakes up in a secluded home owned by former circus performers. It's Croc's perfect chance to start a new life. Naturally Croc claims Batman is evil to get their help in capturing him. Then Croc captures everyone and plans to kill them and run off with their retirement money. When he's eventually foiled, he does seem a little regretful as he's taken away.
--> '''Billy the Seal boy''': [Why'd you do it, Croc?]\\
'''Killer Croc''': You said you could be yourself out here, remember? [[CryForTheDevil I guess that's what I was doing. Being myself.]]
* GeniusBruiser: Made his debut with a pretty clever plan to frame Bullock.
* HugeGuyTinyGirl: Huge Guy to Baby Doll in ''Love is a Croc''.
%%* {{Jerkass}}
* SlasherSmile: What's the saying about crocodiles and smiling?
* TakingAdvantageOfGenerosity: ''Sideshow'' had him do this to a bunch of circus freaks who had hidden themselves away from the outside world so they could be themselves. They were willing to let him join them on their farm, but when Killer Croc heard they had $50,000, he couldn't resist. When asked why after he's captured, Killer Croc solemnly admits [[IronicEcho he had to be himself]].
* TookALevelInDumbass: In ''Almost Got 'Im'' he goes from a somewhat clever, or at least street smart, crook into a near idiot. [[spoiler: Justified, since it's actually Batman in disguise likely playing up how others view Croc.]]
* TheWorfEffect: Courtesy of Bane, like in ''Knightfall''.
* WrestlerInAllOfUs:
--> '''Killer Croc''': You know, they used to call Killer Croc the meanest dude in the wrestling federation. Now, they'll call him the guy who iced the Batman.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:The Ventriloquist/Scarface (Arnold Wesker)]]
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--> '''Voiced By:''' George Dzundza

* {{Adorkable}}: Arnold, when he's just being Arnold
* BadBoss: Scarface might not be as murderous as the Joker but he makes up for it by being very rude to his henchmen.
* BewareTheSillyOnes: A gangster speaking through a puppet might look pretty stupid, but that's a real gun that Scarface is holding on to.
* BookDumb: Scarface has some trouble saying big words but he's a good planner.
* CigarChomper: Scarface.
* ClockKing: His debut started with an expertly cratfed heist of his.
* CompanionCube: Scarface is this to Arnold.
* DamnItFeelsGoodToBeAGangster: Scarface
* DangerouslyGenreSavvy: The puppet owned the goddamn Batman in his introductory episode, no less.
* DemonicDummy: Implied on occasion.
* [[spoiler:TheDogBitesBack: In "Double Talk", he finally gets fed up with Scarface, and blows him to smithereens.]]
* EvilIsNotAToy: As Rhino and Mugsy bitterly discovered (though Scarface technically is one).
* ExtremeDoormat: Wesker, especially to Scarface.
* FamilyUnfriendlyDeath: For being not technically alive, Scarface got that a lot.
** The creators [[WordOfGod mentioned once]] that, as the censors weren't going to complain about what they did to an inanimate doll, they were free to be as vicious and sadistic to Scarface as they wanted - and it shows!
* GollumMadeMeDoIt: Wesker is a mild-mannered man being bossed around by a loud mouthed blockhead.
* GoodScarsEvilScars: The dummy's are modeled after the ones on Al Capone, the real-life Scarface.
* HairTriggerTemper: Scarface once more.
* [[spoiler:HeelFaceTurn: Arnold is among the only recurring villains to stay redeemed.]]
* HelplessGoodSide: Portrayed in a similar manner in the comics. There's a creepy scene at the end of his first episode that shows him making a new Scarface dummy to replace the one that was destroyed earlier, showing that he still has a problem. [[spoiler:The trope is averted in his last appearance. Unlike other times the doll is destroyed, Wesker finally gathers enough willpower to destroy the Scarface doll himself. The episode ends with Wesker finally moving on with his life and Scarface is never seen again.]]
* {{Jerkass}}: Well, Scarface is one.
* LaughablyEvil: A lot of people, like Selina Kyle, laugh when they see the puppet.
* TheManBehindTheCurtain: Even Batman was visibly shocked to see who really was the new master criminal in town.
* MaybeMagicMaybeMundane: Carried over from the comics, It's not enterly clear if Wesker is putting an excellent {{Ventriloquism}} act or if Scarface is a truly DemonicDummy: Episode ''Read my Lips'' shows the batcomputer analyzing Wesker and Scarface's voices like ''two different people''. Batman knew the greatest ventriloquist of his time, Zatara (Zatanna's father) and believes Wesker could teach him lessons.
* MisterBig: A frequent source of humor is tiny Scarface bullying gigantic Rhino into total submission.
* TheNapoleon: Scarface's got a typical short tempered short guy behavior.
* NotSoHarmlessVillain: When Catwoman refuses to save Scarface from being cut up by a lumber saw, Wesker goes berserk and attacks her [[ItMakesSenseInContext with a stuffed Tasmanian Tiger]].
* OpaqueLenses: In the original design.
* ScaryShinyGlasses: When the attention is put on Scarface.
* SensitiveGuyAndManlyMan: One of many differences between Arnold and Scarface.
* ShrinkingViolet: Poor old Wesker.
* SmarterThanYouLook: Scarface's typical thuggish personality (and his very nature) caused his opponents to cruelly underestimate his actually genuine smarts more than once.
* SplitPersonality: The series unambigously chosed that path.
* TheStoic: Arnold Wesker, the ventriloquist, truly is one, but only when Scarface is talking. When something happens to Scarface, Arnold can emote like any other
* TattooedCrook: Scarface's DumbMuscle henchman Rhino has a tattoo (of a rhino's head, naturally) on his arm
* [[TheyKilledKennyAgain They Killed Scarface Again]]: Justified because he's a puppet. [[spoiler:Subverted in "Double Talk".]]
* ThoseTwoBadGuys: Rhino and Mugsy.
[[/folder]]


[[folder:Bane]]
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--> '''Voiced By:''' Henry Silva, Hector Elizondo

--> ''"You cannot do this to me! I am invincible! I AM BANE!"''

* AntiClimacticUnmasking: Batman's unmasking of Bane reveals, not Venom-twisted monstrosity, but simply vaguely handsome, boyish face with nothing really remarkable about it.
%%* ArrogantKungFuGuy
* BrokenPedestal: ''[[ComicBook/TheBatmanAdventures The Batman & Robin Adventures]]'' reveals that before he was forced into taking Venom, he held Batman as his greatest hero. However, when Batman is forced to take him down--Bane was about to murder Thorne and his lieutenants as a "service" to the Bat--Bane feels betrayed and returns to full bad guy status.
* CombatPragmatist: [[DefiedTrope Defies the trope]], waiting until he knows exactly where Batman is and calling him to point out that, if he were a common sniper, Batman would be dead by then.
%%* DashingHispanic
* TheDragon: Though not always a loyal one.
** DragonWithAnAgenda
* DynamicEntry: How he introduces himself to Batwoman/[[spoiler: Kathy]]. By smashing out of the crate she was about to put the bomb on.
* GoneHorriblyRight: Someone wanted to make superwarriors out of prisoners. They got one.
* GeniusBruiser: As Batman and Batwoman could tell, he knows how to lure his targets into nasty traps.
* GrowingMusclesSequence: When injecting himself with Venom.
* HoistHeroOverHead: [[spoiler:''Almost'' gets to break the Bat [[{{Knightfall}} like in the comics]], but gets outsmarted by Batman at the last second]].
* LargeHam: Once he gets going.
-->'''Bane''': '''''I MUST BREAK YOU!!'''''
* LovesTheSoundOfScreaming: Demands that Batman scream his name for him after he has him dead to rights. Batman doesn't give him the satisfaction.
-->'''Bane''': "SCREAM MY NAME! SCREAM!"
* MaskedLuchador: His look is inspired by a luchador, although he almost certainly never been inside a Lucha Libre ring.
* PhlebotinumOverdose[=/=]PhlebotinumOverload: When Batman first defeats Bane, he breaks the Venom pump, giving Bane a massive dose. Bane's eyes look ready to pop out of his head before Bats manages to cut the line.
* PsychoSerum[=/=]SuperSerum: Like in the comics, his "Venom" super-steroid. The tie-in comics demonstrate that it's psychoactive and addictive, and ''WesternAnimation/BatmanBeyond'' shows that [[spoiler:years of Venom abuse turn Bane into a skin-and-bones vegetable]].
* PunchPunchPunchUhOh: To Batman's dismay.
%%* SmugSnake
%%* SmugSuper
* SuperStrength: As a result of his Venom injections.
* TheStarscream: Is this to Thorne.
* TaintedVeins: Whenever he turns on the Venom pump.
* ThisCannotBe: "You can't do this to me!"
* VillainousBreakdown: A nightmarish one.
[[/folder]]


[[folder:The Clock King (Temple Fugate)]]
--> '''Voiced By:''' Alan Rachins

--> ''"Well, well. The Batman. It's about time you showed up. I suppose you want to know why I've brought downtown Gotham to a standstill, Batman. Well, let's just say it's because I'm a civic-minded citizen with a lot of time on his hands."''

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* AdaptationalBadass: From complete joke in the comics to holding his own against Batman only by virtue of being observant.
* AwesomenessByAnalysis: Even before his StartOfDarkness, he knew the place where the subway doors will open. 7 years later, he can go hand to hand with Batman just from having studied Batman's tendencies in a fight from news footage about him.
* BadassInANiceSuit: In ''The Clock King'', a brown suit, and in ''Time out of Joint'', a black suit.
* BaldOfEvil: Well, balding.
* BlueAndOrangeMorality: He doesn’t care about the actual concepts of good and evil so much as order and chaos.
-->'''Batman:''' ''Stop this, Fugate! [[ShaggyDogStory Hill committed no crime against you!]]''
-->'''Temple Fugate:''' ''[[FelonyMisdemeanor He did worse than that!]] [[HarmonyVersusDiscipline He made me late!]]''
* BoxedCrook: in a JusticeLeagueUnlimited episode, ''Task Force X'', in which he serves as a planner and tactician in the ''"Suicide Squad"''. He guides the team with clockwork efficiency.
* CantGetAwayWithNuthin: When he breaks his schedule so he can be more relaxed. Notice that when he was at the park at 3:05, instead of in his office as he had planned, he was very nervous and waiting for certain doom. It’s only ''when he dared to relax'' when the DisasterDominoes that would ruin his life started falling.
* ClockKing: Deconstructs this trope somewhat: He is utterly obsessed with order (and schedules!) and is always trying to dominate his environment instead of accepting it, but unlike a straight example, it doesn't usually work out for him. Whenever his schedules don't work out ''exactly'', his plans come crashing down.
* ComplexityAddiction: He even surpasses the Riddler as an addict to overly complicated schemes, but he showed this even before becoming a supervillain. As Temple Fugate, he has a chain pocketwatch, a wristwatch, and in his office he has a grandfather clock and another clock at his desk.
* CoolSword: A clock-hand-like sword that also works as a cane.
* CreatureOfHabit: Even before he became the Clock King. It’s implied that he was a middle aged man when he broke his routine ''for the first time in his life''.
* CutLexLuthorACheck: He lost everything in appeal for $20 million against his company 7 years ago, but when he appears at the episode ''The ClockKing'', he has enough money to [[OffscreenVillainDarkMatter buy bombs, maintain a hideout, and can afford to throw away a $6,000 pocket watch]]. Justified because he never suffers MotiveDecay: All he wants is to humiliate Mayor Hill, and then kill him. Notice that after he is arrested, he uses his talents for the government as a BoxedCrook.
* DangerouslyGenreSavvy: Batman traces him thanks to an expensive watch he uses to set a bomb. That leads him to a DeathTrap (one not involving poison gas, since Batman obviously carries a gas mask--instead the trap creates a ''vacuum'') Fugate prepared so Batman could not mess with his real plan to kidnap Hill. And when Batman faces him, [[AwesomenessByAnalysis Fugate manages to avoid his punches, claiming he has studied news footage about Batman]].
* DisproportionateRetribution: He developed an obsessive, murderous grudge against Mayor Hamilton Hill...because when he was a lawyer, Hill suggested Fugate take his coffee break a little later to help him relax for a lawsuit against his company, which resulted in a series of accidents making him late, which resulted in him losing the suit. Then you realize this trope is ''Reconstructed:'' The revenge is disproportionate for normal human beings, but Fugate is TheSociopath ScheduleFanatic. For ''him,'' is a completely normal reaction.
** Fugate reveals that the people who sued his company were represented by Hill's law firm, and thus he believes that Hill was intentionally trying to sabotage him. Thus it's not quite as disproportionate as it sounds initially, but he's still completely off-base and Hill honestly was trying to help.
* EstablishingCharacterMoment: At the very beginning of the episode ''The Clock King'', everyone is waiting for the subway. In a crowd with individuals with spaced gazes and relaxed facial expressions, only a SharpDressedMan with a parasol seems alert, with a perfect erect posture. [[AwesomenessByAnalysis The subway stops and opens its doors exactly where this guy is standing]]. He consults his chain pocketwatch and exclaims:
--> ''[[{{Foreshadowing}} "It’s about time!"]]''
* FourEyesZeroSoul: Before his StartOfDarkness, we could see his eyes through his spectacles. After that, they seem like a clock pointing 3 o'clock, or completely opaque at "Task Force X".
* GambitRoulette: As meticulous as he is, there is a LOT that could go wrong with his plans.
* HarmonyVersusDiscipline: See the BlueAndOrangeMorality entry above. His obsession is with order, not with any conceived ideas of good and evil.
* HoistByHisOwnPetard: In ''The Clock King'', Batman uses the tape Fugate left him to escape his DeathTrap. In ''Time out of joint'', Batman uses the same time device Fugate stole to stop him.
* {{Idiosyncrazy}}: Clocks and time.
* InsufferableGenius: Deconstructed by Fugate, a ScheduleFanatic with NoSocialSkills that is in the middle of a court hearing appeal about a $20 million dollar judgment against his company and is haggard and nervous. Fugate is aware that his personality plays against him, but not of what to do to change that.
* {{Jerkass}}: Even before his StartOfDarkness, he was a MeanBoss with NoSocialSkills.
* JustOneSecondOutOfSync: Did this when he got his hands on time manipulating technology, placing one on the Batmobile then setting it moments out of sync with time so the on-board trap sensors wouldn't find it.
* LackOfEmpathy: As a disciplinarian, he doesn’t know how to accept not only other human beings, but the Universe: He is a BadBoss to his employees and he is sure he will lose an appeal because everyone thinks of him as a JerkAss. Likewise, no one ever displays sympathy for him except, ironically, Mayor Hill.
* LaughingMad: Being TheStoic, when he does this it is very disturbing.
* {{Leitmotif}}: All the music related to him is evocative of clocks, utilizing everything from tick-tocking to the Westminster chime.
%%* MakingASpectacleOfYourself
* MeanBoss: Threatening to fire an employee for being five minutes late seems mean to a normal human being, but Fugate is a ScheduleFanatic who only cares for punctuality. If you’re a punctual employee, Fugate would be civil to you, but never appreciative.
* MeaningfulName / PunnyName / StevenUlyssesPerhero: ''Tempus Fugit'' is Latin for ''time flies.''
* MisplacedRetribution: He goes after Gotham City mayor Hamilton Hill. Why? Years earlier, the Clock King (then Temple Fugate) was put out of business by a lawsuit brought by Hamilton Hill's law firm. While Hill wasn't specifically the lawyer representing the plaintiff, the Clock King does consider him completely responsible because Hill also suggested Fugate take his coffee break at a different time...which led to things getting worse.
* MoralSociopathy: Deconstructed with Fugate--he was a productive member of society with his own efficiency company, but was also a BadBoss with NoSocialSkills and LackOfEmpathy who ends up becoming a villain. Fugate doesn't seem to realize why his LackOfEmpathy plays against him; In his introductory episode, he ''knows'' he will lose an important appeal for his company, but it's sincerely unaware why nobody seems to ''like'' him.
* MotiveDecay: Averted, actually: In ''The Clock King'', his motivation was simple: to make Mayor Hill look inefficient, and then kill him. In ''Time out of Joint'', he still wants to do that (and destroy the new Judicial building). At the JusticeLeague episode ''Task Force X'', he works as a BoxedCrook, presumably to get on parole. And in a case of AllThereInTheManual, ''ComicBook/TheBatmanAdventures'' shows him [[spoiler: successfully rigging the mayoral election so that Hill would lose]]. Batman is no more than a nuisance to him.
* NiceHat: First a brown bowler with his nice brown suit, then a black bowler, to go with his nice black suit.
* NoOneCouldSurviveThat: In his first appearance, he was thought to have died in that episode's last fight. Batman pointed out that, if ''he'' survived, so could Fugate.
* NoSocialSkills:
** At [[Recap/BatmanTheAnimatedSeriesE25TheClockKing "The Clock King"]], he ''knows'' that he will lose the hearing, but he doesn't realize ''why'' (his LackOfEmpathy). He also doesn't realize that Hill patting his back is a sympathy gesture.
** At [[Recap/TheAdventuresOfBatmanAndRobinE8TimeOutOfJoint "Time Out of Joint"]], Temple Fugate trips over a plump woman, both fall down the stairs, she falls on top of him and begins to attack him with her umbrella. Fugate just asks the woman to get up. He has no consciousness of who has been humiliated.
** At [[Recap/JusticeLeagueUnlimitedS2E4TaskForceX "Task Force X"]], he works as a BoxedCrook and he's eager to DispenseWithThePleasantries and get to the point.
* PrinciplesZealot: Parodied with Fugate, whose BlueAndOrangeMorality make him a [[TheFundamentalist fundamentalist]] ScheduleFanatic willing to [[FelonyMisdemeanor kill someone for something worse than a crime]]: making him late.
* RoguesGalleryTransplant: The original comics villain antagonized Comicbook/GreenArrow.
* ScheduleFanatic: Here is an excerpt of Fugate’s screen laptop we see briefly as a FreezeFrameBonus:
-->'''Things to do today – 5/12'''
-->''3:00…………….Coffe break''
-->''3:02…………….Brush teeth''
-->''3.05…………….Check weather''
* TheStoic: [[NotSoStoic Unless you make him late.]]
* SharpDressedMan: Either in brown or in black, his suit is always classy.
* SuicidalGotcha: Doing one of these onto a train, he prefaces it with the following comment:
--> "I don't know what to tell you, Batman, except perhaps that the 9:15 is always 6 minutes early."
* TheyLookJustLikeEveryoneElse: He is the only self-created supervillain in the series to avoid the tropes in the EvilMakeover indice. Aside from his gadgets, he's just a guy in a nice suit.
-->'''Batman:''' ''I’m here to clean your clock, Fugate.''
-->'''Fugate:''' ''Don’t count on it, Batman. [[MythologyGag When it comes to clocks, I am king]].'' [[GratuitousFrench En garde!]]
* TrainEscape: Uses this trick to make a dramatic exit after his first face-to-face encounter with Batman: "I don't know what to tell you, Batman... except that the 9:15 is always six minutes early."
* VillainDecay: This trope is zigzagged: In ''The Clock King'', the eponymous villain almost kills Batman and then he is able to go hand to hand with him by simply from having studied Batman's tendencies in a fight from news footage about him. In ''Time out of Joint'', he is captured by a condescending Robin. In the JusticeLeague episode ''Task Force X'', he works as a BoxedCrook with clockwork efficiency. Lastly, TheBatmanAdventures shows him [[spoiler: successfully rigging the mayoral election so Hill would lose, and badly injuring the Riddler because he wanted to expose his plan]].
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Rupert Thorne]]
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--> '''Voiced By:''' John Vernon

* AdaptationalBadass: Thorne is a much more powerful figure than in the comics. See CompositeCharacter.
* BullyingADragon: His attempt at blackmailing Harvey Dent, even though he ''knew'' that Dent had a violent temper stemming from his mental issues ''and'' was a large, strong adult who had barely been able to restrain himself from ripping one of Thorne's goons to pieces.
* CompositeCharacter: While Thorne had connections to the mob in the comics, his role here as an untouchable mob boss is more in line with Falcone or Maroni. He also fills the latter's role of causing Dent's disfigurement.
* DeadpanSnarker: He has his moments, such as when Batman crashes through his greenhouse window:
--> You'd better have the money to pay for that.
* TheDon: The most powerful mobster in Gotham city at the start of the series. His old-school methods provide a contrast to those of Batman's more [[RoguesGallery colorful foes.]]
* EvenEvilHasLovedOnes: His brother.
* EvenEvilHasStandards: When Stromwell's son goes missing and he accuses Thorne of being behind it, Thorne points out that he never goes after a person's family. Thorne is actually planning to kill Stromwell right then, betraying him at a peace summit, but he is legitimately shocked at the accusation and is completely sincere in his assertion of innocence.
* FatBastard: He's very round.
* FauxAffablyEvil: He likes to make himself appear pleasant but he has never been shown to harbor good intentions.
* KarmaHoudini: Being arrested doesn't seem to mean that much to him.
* MoodSwinger: For all his suave attitude, he loses his temper very easily.
* MoralityPet: While he didn't make life easy for his brother Matthew, he still genuinely cares for him.
* NotMeThisTime: ''Vendetta'' and ''Second Chance''.
* PragmaticVillainy: At times.
* SiblingYinYang: Smug, ruthless mobster whose brother is a morally troubled, yet sympathetic, disgraced surgeon.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Roland Daggett]]
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--> '''Voiced By:''' Creator/EdwardAsner

* AssholeVictim: Almost became this in the hands of Clayface and later Catwoman.
* CanonForeigner: Never seen in the comics yet adapted in a live-action movie.
* CorruptCorporateExecutive: Deconstructed; in each of his four appearances, Dagget gradually loses his fortune as legal fees and criminal charges catch up to him.
* DangerouslyGenreSavvy: Desides to just shoot Batgirl and Catwoman rather than leave them dangling over a pit of acid.
* EvilRedhead: Though this one doesn't wear green.
* {{Expy}}: Of NormanOsborn, albeit without the Goblin persona. Was also originally slated to be [[Film/BatmanReturns Max Schreck]]
* IcyBlueEyes: Depending on the artist.
* {{Jerkass}}: He doesn't seem to have any qualms with ruining other people's lives just to get what he wants as shown in his first two appearances.
* KarmaHoudini: "Appointment in Crime Alley" -- Batman is able to stop his scheme and capture his mooks, but not pin the dirty deeds on him.
* KickTheDog: His part on turning Matt Hagen into Clayface.
* KillThePoor: His scheme in ''Appointment in Crime Alley''.
* NoNonsenseNemesis: Does this in "Batgirl Returns." After capturing ComicBook/{{Catwoman}} and ComicBook/{{Batgirl}}, This conversation takes place.
-->'''Batgirl:''' So what are you going to do? [[GenreSavvy Leave us hanging over one of these vats with acid burning through the rope?]]
-->'''Dagget:''' *EvilLaugh* If there's one thing I learned over the years, it's that you crime fighting types are ''very'' resourceful.
* PoisonAndCureGambit: In ''Cat Scratch Fever'', he has stray animals infected with an incredibly virulent new strain of rabies that he plans to sell the cure for.
* VillainWithGoodPublicity: It doesn't last.
[[/folder]]


[[folder:Doctor Milo]]
--> '''Voiced By:''' Treat Williams in ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries'', Armin Shimerman in ''JusticeLeague''

* [[spoiler: AssholeVictim]]: [[spoiler: In ''Justice League'', he has a grudge against Amanda Waller, his employer, and releases ''Doomsday'' to get revenge. Doomsday kindly decides to murder him before completely ignoring Waller to chase after Superman.]]
* [[spoiler: BackForTheDead: His surprise appearance in JLU had him quickly disposed of.]]
* TheDogBitesBack: It always backfires on him.
* EvilGenius: He made a living of it.
* EvilIsNotAToy: Don't get near that Doomsday, you silly!
%%* JerkAss
* MadScientist: Well, an evil scientist for hire.
* PoisonAndCureGambit: Had a key part in Roland Daggett's plan to do this in ''Cat Scratch Fever''.
* PsychoForHire: Always been shown on a payroll. He's essentially the scientist for hire in the Gotham underworld.
* SinisterSchnoz: He's a close second to the Penguin in that department.
%%* SmugSnake
* [[spoiler: TooDumbToLive: That's what you get for releasing Doomsday.]]
** That was only his ''last'' appearance in the DCAU. The last episode he appeared in thn ''B:TAS'' had [[spoiler:him flat out ignore the warnings of Anthony Romulus and denying him the antidote.]]
--->'''Anthony Romulus:''' You fool! There's no telling what the werewolf might do!\\
'''Dr. Milo:''' [[TooDumbToLive Hey, ask me if I care]].
[[/folder]]


[[folder:Hugo Strange]]
--> '''Voiced By:''' Ray Buktenica

* AdaptationalWimp: He’s far less menacing and dark compared to his other incarnations.
* BaldOfEvil: Balding.
* BeardOfEvil: To cement his appearance as a Freud stereotype psychologist.
* BigBadWannabe: For the one who discovered Batman's identity, he's outed of the spotlight quickly once the Joker n'co enter the scene. His scheme also falls apart rather quickly when he's manipulated, and the Joker quickly puts him in his place.
* {{Blackmail}}: He ran a clinic for the wealthy and powerful where he had a machine that let him read the minds of his patients, allowing him to dig up their darkest secrets and shames and later force them to pay for his silence. When Bruce checks in undercover he discovers he is Batman, but decides to have an AuctionOfEvil with Penguin, Two-Face and The Joker as the bidders. Adapted from the Pre-Crisis story where Strange first finds out Bruce is Batman, except blackmail had nothing to do with that one.
* EvilIsNotAToy: Turned out that inviting Gotham's worst criminals wasn't such a good idea.
* MentalPictureProjector: His machine, which he uses to blackmail people.
* OvershadowedByAwesome: He arguably failed to make an impression due to be surrounded by far more colourful villains, most notably a Joker at his hammiest.
* PsychoPsychologist: A little different from most incarnations. He's still evil, but motivated mostly by greed, using a device to read the minds of his patients and then use the dark secrets he learned to blackmail them.
* ScaryShinyGlasses: A trademark of the character.
* SmugSnake: Turning his facility into a blackmail tool, and then bragging about how brilliant it was, might not have been such a good idea.
* SunglassesAtNight: The coloring of his glasses makes it look like shades.
* VillainWithGoodPublicity: Didn't last long, though.
* WhatTheHellIsThatAccent: A part of his stereotypical Freud-like nature.
[[/folder]]


[[folder:Baby Doll (Mary Louise Dahl)]]
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--> '''Voiced By:''' Alison Laplaca, Laraine Newman

* AdultsDressedAsChildren: Although she also ''looks'' like a child.
* AxCrazy: When going through her VillainousBreakdown
%%* BadassAdorable
%%* BlondesAreEvil
* BreakTheCutie: The only time in her life when she was actually happy was when she was acting the part of Baby Doll on her show.
* CanonForeigner: Only appears in the animated series, likely because a villain with the appearance of a child would be too difficult to work with in darker adaptations.
* CatchPhrase: "I didn't mean to."
* CivilianVillain: Tragic version. She really had reformed. Everyone accepted her living a normal life but then that one person was TemptingFate pushing her BerserkButton despite protests to stop.
* ClassicallyTrainedExtra: It backfires.
* ClingyJealousGirl: For Killer Croc.
* CreepyChild: Except she isn't an actual child, which just makes her all the creepier.
* CuteIsEvil: Although she certainly tries to invoke the trope, she's definitely evil, though "cute" is subjective.
* DeliberatelyCuteChild: Tries this on Batman and others. However, because she is actually a woman in her late thirties with a [[NotGrowingUpSucks defect that prevents her from physically aging past 10 years old,]] and is also [[AxCrazy completely out of her mind]], it doesn't work for her.
* FormerChildStar: Subverted--she was in her twenties at the time.
* FriendlyEnemy: She's one of the few of Batman's rogue's that has no personal qualms against Batman and whenever her plans go to waste she surrenders to him without a fight. Though that doesn't stop her from trying to kill him if he gets in the way.
* HappyFunBall: Used by her occasionally.
* HatesTheJobLovesTheLimelight: Starts out this way... and then goes [[WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds waaaay further]].
* HorribleJudgeOfCharacter: With Croc.
* HotSkittyOnWailordAction: In ''Love is a Croc'', she falls in love with Killer Croc.
-->'''Batgirl''': What do you suppose they do on a date?
-->'''Batman''': ...I ''don't'' wanna think about it.
* HugeGuyTinyGirl: Tiny Girl to Croc in ''Love is a Croc''.
* IAmNotSpock: An in-universe example.
* KnowWhenToFoldEm: One of the few villains in the series to know when to surrender peacefully when odds are she isn't gonna get away with her crimes.
* LaughTrack: As part of her obsession with regaining her former sitcom fame, she carries a laugh track on tape with her everywhere and plays it at moments she thinks are appropriate (along with "Ohhhh..." and "Awww...").
* LoveMakesYouEvil: Luckily it is merely a temporary case of the GenreBlind variety.
* MadLove: Briefly with Killer Croc
* MonsterOfTheWeek: She only ever had 2 appearances, and was limited in both motive and ability compared to other, more menacing Batman villains.
* NiceCharacterMeanActor: Teeter-totters between this and MeanCharacterNiceActor. Unlike most actors, whose excuses were drugs and scandals, she was a very sympathetic character; all she wanted to do was play a serious role but due to her disorder she couldn't, and last of all she wanted her old show back. However some things she does tend to cause sympathy levels to teeter totter. Although one of her co-stars that she kidnapped mentioned she was difficult to work with on the set, always making extreme demands and throwing tantrums if she didn't get her way.
* NotAllowedToGrowUp: Within-the-show example
* NonStandardCharacterDesign: Before her redesign she looked suspiciously like a ''WesternAnimation/TinyToonAdventures'' character (doubtless a ShoutOut by Paul Dini). Her redesign brings her more in line with other Bruce Timm characters.
* OlderThanTheyLook: Due to a rare aging defect.
* OneOfTheKids: Inverted and straight.
* PantyShot: Invoked for cuteness but comes off as creepy.
* PsychopathicManchild: It's stated by other characters that even before the breakdown she was fussy and threw fits when she couldn't have her way.
* RageAgainstTheReflection: Batman chases her through a funhouse, into the Hall of Mirrors. She's caught up short when one of the mirrors shows her as she would have been if she did had not been born with a rare condition that [[OlderThanTheyLook makes her forever look 5 years old]]. Cue VillainousBreakdown during which she empties her gun into the mirror.
* ReunionRevenge: She kidnaps her former costars, but just to force them to go through the motions of the show. Except for [[CousinOliver Cousin Spunky]], whom she tries to kill with [[StuffBlowingUp dynamite]].
* SecretIdentityIdentity: Tries to be this, but it's just pretend.
* TheFakeCutie: Was a child actor with a growth deficiency which prevented her from physically aging, and similarly [[NotAllowedToGrowUp prevented her career from advancing as well]]. Years later, she snapped and started kidnapping old cast members, but kept doing so in character as "Daddy's widdle precious". It's only at the end of the episode, when she stumbles in front of a fun-house mirror that seems to show the adult form she could never have, that she breaks character and reveals what she's really like.
-->"Why wouldn't you let me make BELIEVE...?!"
* TomHanksSyndrome: In-universe example; her failure at a straight acting career led to her StartOfDarkness.
* {{Tsundere}}: To Killer Croc in one episode.
* VillainousBreakdown: One of the most [[TearJerker heartbreaking]] you'll ever see.
* VocalDissonance: At times sounds more like she should be 40 than 4. Justified in that she has a condition that stunts her aging, [[NotAllowedToGrowUp never being allowed to grow up]] physically.
* WhiteDwarfStarlet:[[NotAllowedToGrowUp With emphasis on "Dwarf"]], she abducted her long-separated sitcom co-stars.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Firefly (Garfield Lynns)]]
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--> '''Voiced By:''' Mark Rolston

First appearing in "Torch Song", Garfield Lynns was a concert pyrotechnician who worked for a popular singer named Cassidy. After being spurned by her, he sabotaged the pyrotechnics at one of her shows and reinvented himself as the pyromaniac supervillain Firefly as he stalked Cassidy.

* CoolHelmet: It even looks like an insect.
* GadgeteerGenius: Made the firefly suit and pyrotechnics himself.
* FlamingSword: His favored weapon in close combat.
* {{Jetpack}}: Wouldn't bring the fly in Firefly without it.
%%* PungeonMaster
* {{Pyromaniac}}: It's his gimmick.
* StalkerShrine: Had one of these for Cassidy. As Detective Bullock noted upon seeing it, "Oh, he's got it bad."
* StalkerWithACrush: To Cassidy.
* StealthPun: As Cass points out herself, he carries...a ''torch'' for her.
* WouldHurtAChild: In ''Legends of the Dark Knight'', he has no problem killing the kids when he sets the blaze.
* {{Yandere}}: For Cassidy.
[[/folder]]


[[folder:The Phantasm [[spoiler:(Andrea Beaumont)]]]]
--> '''Voiced By:''' Stacey Keach and [[spoiler:Dana Delaney]]

--> ''"Your Angel of Death awaits."''

* AntiVillain: Falls somewhere between "Well-Intentioned Anti-Villain" and "Vicious Anti-Hero". [[spoiler:Also a Woobie Anti-Villain once her backstory is revealed.]]
%%* {{Badass}}
%%** BadassCape
* BladeBelowTheShoulder: Wields a bladed weapon over the right hand.
* CallingTheOldManOut: Did this to Carl Beaumont concerning his remarkably poor decision to be business partners with guys like Sal Valestra.
* CastAsAMask: Stacey Keach plays The Phantasm, but not [[spoiler:Andrea. Deliberate misdirection since he also plays Andrea's father.]]
* CatchPhrase: "Your Angel of Death awaits."
* CompositeCharacter: The plot was adapted from the ''Batman: Year Two'' storyline. In the comic, the Reaper was Judson Caspian, whose daughter Rachael was in a budding relationship with Bruce Wayne. In the movie, [[spoiler:Andrea Beaumont was both the Phantasm and the love interest.]]
* CoolMask: Which resembles a skull
* CostumeCopycat: A variation: Batman is blamed for the actions of Phantasm who also wears a costume with a black cape and makes a point of attacking from the shadows and being seen only in glimpses; in this case, the confusion is not deliberate, but results from the Phantasm making similar style choices.
%%* [[spoiler: DarkActionGirl[=/=]FemmeFatale]]
* DeadpanSnarker: [[spoiler:Andrea has her moments]]
* {{Expy}}: Heavily inspired by the Reaper, a violent vigilante from ''Batman: Year Two''.
* [[spoiler:FieryRedhead]]: Sometimes.
* [[spoiler:FromNobodyToNightmare]]: [[spoiler:Andrea [[TookALevelInBadass takes a few levels in badass]] and becomes The Phantasm]]
%%* [[spoiler:HeartbrokenBadass]]
* HeWhoFightsMonsters: Alfred even notes it when consoling Bruce near the end of the movie.
-->'''Alfred:''' Vengeance blackens the soul, Bruce. I've always feared that you would become that which you fought against. You walk the edge of that abyss every night, but you haven't fallen in and I thank heaven for that.
* [[spoiler:HeroesWantRedheads: Bruce certainly wanted.]]
* IDidWhatIHadToDo: [[spoiler: Trying to justify her actions:]]
-->[[spoiler: '''Andrea''': They took everything from me, Bruce: [[YouKilledMyFather my dad]], my life, you. I'm not saying it's right, or even sane, but it's all I've got left. So, either [[WithUsOrAgainstUs help me or get out of the way!]]]]
* InTheHood: Mandatory if you want to look like the GrimReaper.
* [[spoiler:NewOldFlame: Never spoken of in the series proper.]]
* NotSoDifferent: Thinks this of Batman and [[spoiler:herself]]. Alfred agrees, to a point, see HeWhoFightsMonsters.
* OminousWalk: A favored tactic. It works.
* OffScreenTeleportation: Seems to rely a lot on this trope to get around. A lot of {{smoke out}}s were involved though.
* PayEvilUntoEvil: Has this philosophy regarding the crime syndicate in Gotham.
* RevengeBeforeReason:
--> I'm not saying it's right or even sane, but it's all I have left, so either help me or get out of the way!
* RoaringRampageOfRevenge: [[spoiler:Andrea's motivation for being the Phantasm is to make the mobsters who ruined her life (and took her father) pay for what they've done]]
* [[spoiler: SamusIsAGirl]]: As part of the big, spoilered reveal.
* SmokeOut: Uses it for both teleportation and immunity to projectiles, including bullets.
* SuperSmoke: Seems to do this trick. Doesn't turn to smoke, but is still virtually untouchable.
* TookALevelInBadass: [[spoiler:After becoming the Phantasm]].
* [[spoiler: TragicVillain: She even admits that she might not be right but vengeance is all what she's got left.]]
* WalkingSpoiler: There isn't much that can be said about the Phantasm without spoiling who it is.
* [[spoiler:WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds: Being separated from her true love and her father's murder led her to exert vengeance against the culprits.]]
[[/folder]]


[[folder:Roxy Rocket (Roxanne Sutton)]]
--> '''Voiced By:''' Charity James
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A former stuntwoman and a dangerously avid adrenaline junkie.

* AffablyEvil: To a certain extent.
* BikerBabe: Dresses like it, though as the name implies she likes riding rockets.
* CanonImmigrant: Twice--she first appeared in ''ComicBook/TheBatmanAdventures'' Annual #1, then in the animated series, then in the main DCU.
%%* DarkActionGirl
%%* DeadpanSnarker
* TheDragon: To the Penguin.
** DragonWithAnAgenda: Only worked with the Penguin to sate her need for thrills. When her stunts began to risk exposing him, he decides to get rid of her.
* FaceHeelTurn: In the tie-in comics--decides that being a vigilante has as much thrill as being a criminal.
* FieryRedhead: Moved to crime mostly for the kicks.
* MsFanservice: Has a nice figure and provides a cleavage.
* NotMeThisTime: In the tie-in comics. It turns out to be [[spoiler: Catwoman]], trying to frame her.
* NotSoDifferent: Tries to pull this on Batman, saying that he'll let her go because he enjoys the thrill of the chase as much as she does. It doesn't work.
* OrgasmicCombat: Especially in the, er, [[FreudWasRight climax]] of the episode.
* RocketRide: Provides the trope image.
* SexIsViolence: When Batman pursues her, she starts laughing more and more and eventually... well, she shows her O-face.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Red Claw]]
--> '''Voiced By:''' Kate Mulgrew

* AffirmativeActionGirl: And painfully bragging about it.
* AppealToForce: Her schemes revolves holding cities for billion dollar ransoms with the [[WeaponOfMassDestruction WMDs]] that she steals.
* TheBaroness: A middle ground between the Sexpot and the Rosa Klebb.
* TheBusCameBack: She appeared as a relatively minor villain in "The Cat and the Claw" (which was actually about Catwoman) and then vanished - only to return a couple of years later as the BigBad in "The Lion and the Unicorn."
* CanonForeigner: Never seen outside of the series probably due to a lack of popularity.
* ColorCharacter: Wears red and is named Red.
* DarkActionGirl: Appears to be capable of some form of martial combat, and had fought Batman once or twice.
* EmptyQuiver: "The Lion and the Unicorn" revolves around Red Claw's hijacking of a nuclear missile.
%%* FakeRussian
* GenderMisdirection[=/=]SamusIsAGirl: Batman thought "Red Claw" was a man until they met.
* GenericDoomsdayVillain: No background, little personnality, clearly created to provide the conflict Catwoman couldn't.
* GeniusBruiser: A pretty buff lady but an ambitious criminal mastermind.
* McNinja: More like russian kungfu fighter.
* ThePlague: Planned to use a government created one to hold Gotham hostage.
* RedScare: Strongly implied.
* SkunkStripe: Has a white stripe in her hair.
* StarterVillain: For american viewers anyway.
* TattooedCrook: Sports a red claw tatoo on her shoulder.
* TerroristsWithoutACause: She seems to be OnlyInItForTheMoney.
* TheStrategist: A villainous example.
* WesternTerrorists: Her and the group she led.
[[/folder]]


[[folder:The Ninja (Kyodai Ken)]]
--> '''Voiced By:''' Robert Ito

* ArrogantKungFuGuy: He's one of the only characters who can pose a real threat to Batman hand-to-hand... and would've killed him if Bats hadn't sort of cheated. He's also a complete lunatic who just likes beating people up.
* CanonForeigner: Originated and died in the series.
* DangerousForbiddenTechnique: Oonemuri aka “eternal sleep”, a [[PressurePoint two-fingered]] [[TouchOfDeath death stab]] he learned from his ex-master's SecretArt.
* FightingFingerprint: Kyodai is able to discover Batman's secret identity by having fought both Bruce Wayne and Batman.
* HandSeals: A frequent user of these.
* KilledOffForReal: Despite Bruce trying to save him, Kyodai is stranded in the middle of lava when Mount Kijiki erupts during their final showdown. All that was left for Kyodai to do was [[GracefulLoser bow to Batman]] in honor of his WorthyOpponent.
* {{Ninja}}: From Japan, even. He tries to make this claim of Batman as well, but Batman identifies more with the honor of the samurai warrior.
* TheParagonAlwaysRebels: Hinted to have been Yoru Sensei's best student. At least was more experienced than Bruce.
%%* ProfessionalKiller
* {{Revenge}}: He blames Bruce for getting him expelled from Yoru Sensei’s dojo when they were younger, even though [[NeverMyFault he tried to steal one of Yoru’s swords and was caught]].
* StockNinjaWeaponry: His [[KatanasAreJustBetter katana]] and shuriken.
* TattooedCrook: Kyodai has a huge tattoo of a Japanese demon's head on his back.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:H.A.R.D.A.C.]]
--> '''Voiced By:''' Creator/JeffBennett

* ArtificialIntelligence
** AIIsACrapshoot: Rebelled against his creator to replace humans by robotic copies.
* CanonForeigner: Has only appeared in the series.
* CyberCyclops: Had a single glowing red lens that flashed in time with his speech.
* GoneHorriblyRight: In the case of Batman's H.A.R.D.A.C. clone. While it was meant to copy Batman in appearance and persona upon killing the real Batman, it couldn't handle taking a life and kills itself. [[spoiler: The real Batman used it to his advantage to survive.]]
* EvilKnockoff: Was able to create them.
* FunWithAcronyms: "'''H'''olographic '''A'''nalytical '''R'''eciprocating '''D'''igit'''A'''l '''C'''omputer"
* KillAndReplace: The evil computer HARDAC decided that humans were too dangerous due to their imperfections and began replacing them. While it was planning on killing its victims once it had extracted all the information it could, they are ultimately rescued before it can do so.
* KilledOffForReal: Tried to get BackFromTheDead with his Batman duplicate's help and failed.
* MachineMonotone: Well, when you think emotion is bad (for causing suffering)...
* MasterComputer: One who masters robots.
* OmnicidalManiac: Well, a wannabe one.
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[[folder:Mojo (Lloyd Ventrix)]]
--> '''Voiced By:''' Michael Gross

* ClothesMakeTheManiac: He was already slightly unbalanced, but the invisibility suit became toxic when it was activated and apparently drove him completely over the edge into complete psychopathy.
* {{Determinator}}: What more can you say about a guy who's willing to pose as his daughter's imaginary friend while stealing gifts for her, just so he can earn her trust?
* DeadlyUpgrade: It's revealed that the plastic he uses for his suit is toxic.
* DisappearedDad: Due to being a convicted felon.
* DramaticDrop: When Kimmy tells him they're moving, he drops her doll in shock.
* ImaginaryFriend: Poses as one.
* {{Invisibility}}: Developed a suit to turn invisible
** InvisibilityCloak: Stole a supply of a plastic that could bend light around it, and made for himself an invisibility suit (and similarly outfitted his car).
** InvisibleJerkass: And jerkass is putting it mildly.
* NotSoImaginaryFriend: Masqueraded as imaginary for his daughter.
* {{Jerkass}}
** JerkassWoobie: Despite his nature, he REALLY just wants to be with his little girl again.
* ToxicPhlebotinum: Drives him even more off the edge then he was before.
* TragicDream: All he did, he did to be with his daughter... but when he reveals himself to her, she rejects him and wants to be with his mother. At the end, she told Batman his mommy will move and his father will never find them again. He could never be with her.
* VillainousBreakdown: When Batman tries to warn him about the suit(and right before he gets defeated), Lloyd replies:
--> "Who cares if it is? With this suit, I can take back my daughter whenever I want! Her mother won't stop me, and neither will you!"

to:

[[folder:Mojo (Lloyd Ventrix)]]
[[folder:Firefly (Garfield Lynns)]]
[[quoteright:250:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/250px-FireflyDCAU_6350.jpg]]
--> '''Voiced By:''' Michael Gross

* ClothesMakeTheManiac: He
Mark Rolston

First appearing in "Torch Song", Garfield Lynns
was already slightly unbalanced, but a concert pyrotechnician who worked for a popular singer named Cassidy. After being spurned by her, he sabotaged the invisibility pyrotechnics at one of her shows and reinvented himself as the pyromaniac supervillain Firefly as he stalked Cassidy.

* CoolHelmet: It even looks like an insect.
* GadgeteerGenius: Made the firefly
suit became toxic when it was activated and apparently drove him completely over pyrotechnics himself.
* FlamingSword: His favored weapon in close combat.
* {{Jetpack}}: Wouldn't bring
the edge into complete psychopathy.
fly in Firefly without it.
%%* PungeonMaster
* {{Determinator}}: What more can you say about a guy who's willing to pose as his daughter's imaginary friend while stealing gifts for her, just so he can earn her trust?
* DeadlyUpgrade:
{{Pyromaniac}}: It's revealed that his gimmick.
* StalkerShrine: Had one of these for Cassidy. As Detective Bullock noted upon seeing it, "Oh, he's got it bad."
* StalkerWithACrush: To Cassidy.
* StealthPun: As Cass points out herself, he carries...a ''torch'' for her.
* WouldHurtAChild: In ''Legends of
the plastic Dark Knight'', he uses for his suit is toxic.
* DisappearedDad: Due to being a convicted felon.
* DramaticDrop: When Kimmy tells him they're moving, he drops her doll in shock.
* ImaginaryFriend: Poses as one.
* {{Invisibility}}: Developed a suit to turn invisible
** InvisibilityCloak: Stole a supply of a plastic that could bend light around it, and made for himself an invisibility suit (and similarly outfitted his car).
** InvisibleJerkass: And jerkass is putting it mildly.
* NotSoImaginaryFriend: Masqueraded as imaginary for his daughter.
* {{Jerkass}}
** JerkassWoobie: Despite his nature, he REALLY just wants to be with his little girl again.
* ToxicPhlebotinum: Drives him even more off
has no problem killing the edge then he was before.
* TragicDream: All he did, he did to be with his daughter... but
kids when he reveals himself to her, she rejects him and wants to be with his mother. At sets the end, she told Batman his mommy will move and his father will never find them again. He could never be with her.
blaze.
* VillainousBreakdown: When Batman tries to warn him about the suit(and right before he gets defeated), Lloyd replies:
--> "Who cares if it is? With this suit, I can take back my daughter whenever I want! Her mother won't stop me, and neither will you!"
{{Yandere}}: For Cassidy.



[[folder:Arkady Duvall]]
[[quoteright:276:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/arkadyduvall_1529.png]]
--> '''Voiced By:''' Creator/MalcolmMcDowell

%%* AristocratsAreEvil
* AxCrazy: Gets into duels, hits women, whips subordinates, kills prisonners (well, tries)... You got the idea.
* BadBoss: He gives The Joker a run for his money.
* BeardOfEvil: Well, friendly muttonchops of evil, anyway.
%%* BlueBlood
* BreakTheHaughty: Deserved considering his nasty temper.
* [[spoiler:TheCaligula: The reason Ra's decided against making him heir to his empire was that he realised Arkady would likely become this.]]
* DirtyCoward: Once at Jonah Hex's mercy, he begged him miserably for his life after failing to bribe him.
* FateWorseThanDeath: [[spoiler: 50 years of hard labour? That'll do it.]]
* GoodScarsEvilScars: His, dating from his years of fencing at Heidelberg, would actually be a typical good one.
* [[spoiler:InadequateInheritor]]: For Ra's al Ghul.
* ItsAllAboutMe: Unlike Ra's, who's a WellIntentionedExtremist, Duvall only seems to care about gaining an empire for himself.
* LaserGuidedKarma:[[spoiler:Winds up serving 50 years of hard labour under (we can assume) even worse conditions and harsher treatment than the workmen he lorded over.]]
%%* [[spoiler:OverlordJr]]
* [[spoiler:ReallySevenHundredYearsOld: By the early 90's, anyhow.]]
* RoyalBrat: He's not royalty [[spoiler:(at least, not on Daddy's side of the family)]], but he definately has the 'tude.
* SmugSnake: Has all of Ra's' ego without his qualities. Best exemplified in his duel with Jonah Hex:
--->'''Duvall''': You cannot defeat me. I am a Heidelberg fencing champion.
--->'''Jonah Hex''': My heart's all aflutter.
--->'''Duvall''': I'll chop you to pieces!
--->'''Jonah Hex''': Talk, talk, talk.

to:

[[folder:Arkady Duvall]]
[[quoteright:276:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/arkadyduvall_1529.png]]
[[folder:The Phantasm [[spoiler:(Andrea Beaumont)]]]]
--> '''Voiced By:''' Creator/MalcolmMcDowell

%%* AristocratsAreEvil
* AxCrazy: Gets into duels, hits women, whips subordinates, kills prisonners (well, tries)... You got the idea.
* BadBoss: He gives The Joker a run for his money.
* BeardOfEvil: Well, friendly muttonchops
Stacey Keach and [[spoiler:Dana Delaney]]

--> ''"Your Angel
of evil, anyway.
%%* BlueBlood
Death awaits."''

* BreakTheHaughty: Deserved considering his nasty temper.
* [[spoiler:TheCaligula: The reason Ra's decided against making him heir to his empire was that he realised Arkady would likely become this.
AntiVillain: Falls somewhere between "Well-Intentioned Anti-Villain" and "Vicious Anti-Hero". [[spoiler:Also a Woobie Anti-Villain once her backstory is revealed.]]
%%* {{Badass}}
%%** BadassCape
* DirtyCoward: Once at Jonah Hex's mercy, he begged him miserably for BladeBelowTheShoulder: Wields a bladed weapon over the right hand.
* CallingTheOldManOut: Did this to Carl Beaumont concerning
his life after failing remarkably poor decision to bribe him.
be business partners with guys like Sal Valestra.
* FateWorseThanDeath: [[spoiler: 50 years of hard labour? That'll do it.CastAsAMask: Stacey Keach plays The Phantasm, but not [[spoiler:Andrea. Deliberate misdirection since he also plays Andrea's father.]]
* GoodScarsEvilScars: His, dating CatchPhrase: "Your Angel of Death awaits."
* CompositeCharacter: The plot was adapted
from his years of fencing at Heidelberg, would actually be the ''Batman: Year Two'' storyline. In the comic, the Reaper was Judson Caspian, whose daughter Rachael was in a typical good one.
* [[spoiler:InadequateInheritor]]: For Ra's al Ghul.
* ItsAllAboutMe: Unlike Ra's, who's a WellIntentionedExtremist, Duvall only seems to care about gaining an empire for himself.
* LaserGuidedKarma:[[spoiler:Winds up serving 50 years of hard labour under (we can assume) even worse conditions
budding relationship with Bruce Wayne. In the movie, [[spoiler:Andrea Beaumont was both the Phantasm and harsher treatment than the workmen he lorded over.love interest.]]
* CoolMask: Which resembles a skull
* CostumeCopycat: A variation: Batman is blamed for the actions of Phantasm who also wears a costume with a black cape and makes a point of attacking from the shadows and being seen only in glimpses; in this case, the confusion is not deliberate, but results from the Phantasm making similar style choices.
%%* [[spoiler:OverlordJr]]
[[spoiler: DarkActionGirl[=/=]FemmeFatale]]
* [[spoiler:ReallySevenHundredYearsOld: By DeadpanSnarker: [[spoiler:Andrea has her moments]]
* {{Expy}}: Heavily inspired by
the early 90's, anyhow.Reaper, a violent vigilante from ''Batman: Year Two''.
* [[spoiler:FieryRedhead]]: Sometimes.
* [[spoiler:FromNobodyToNightmare]]: [[spoiler:Andrea [[TookALevelInBadass takes a few levels in badass]] and becomes The Phantasm]]
%%* [[spoiler:HeartbrokenBadass]]
* HeWhoFightsMonsters: Alfred even notes it when consoling Bruce near the end of the movie.
-->'''Alfred:''' Vengeance blackens the soul, Bruce. I've always feared that you would become that which you fought against. You walk the edge of that abyss every night, but you haven't fallen in and I thank heaven for that.
* [[spoiler:HeroesWantRedheads: Bruce certainly wanted.
]]
* RoyalBrat: He's IDidWhatIHadToDo: [[spoiler: Trying to justify her actions:]]
-->[[spoiler: '''Andrea''': They took everything from me, Bruce: [[YouKilledMyFather my dad]], my life, you. I'm
not royalty [[spoiler:(at least, not on Daddy's side saying it's right, or even sane, but it's all I've got left. So, either [[WithUsOrAgainstUs help me or get out of the family)]], way!]]]]
* InTheHood: Mandatory if you want to look like the GrimReaper.
* [[spoiler:NewOldFlame: Never spoken of in the series proper.]]
* NotSoDifferent: Thinks this of Batman and [[spoiler:herself]]. Alfred agrees, to a point, see HeWhoFightsMonsters.
* OminousWalk: A favored tactic. It works.
* OffScreenTeleportation: Seems to rely a lot on this trope to get around. A lot of {{smoke out}}s were involved though.
* PayEvilUntoEvil: Has this philosophy regarding the crime syndicate in Gotham.
* RevengeBeforeReason:
--> I'm not saying it's right or even sane,
but he definately has it's all I have left, so either help me or get out of the 'tude.
way!
* SmugSnake: Has RoaringRampageOfRevenge: [[spoiler:Andrea's motivation for being the Phantasm is to make the mobsters who ruined her life (and took her father) pay for what they've done]]
* [[spoiler: SamusIsAGirl]]: As part of the big, spoilered reveal.
* SmokeOut: Uses it for both teleportation and immunity to projectiles, including bullets.
* SuperSmoke: Seems to do this trick. Doesn't turn to smoke, but is still virtually untouchable.
* TookALevelInBadass: [[spoiler:After becoming the Phantasm]].
* [[spoiler: TragicVillain: She even admits that she might not be right but vengeance is
all of Ra's' ego what she's got left.]]
* WalkingSpoiler: There isn't much that can be said about the Phantasm
without his qualities. Best exemplified in his duel with Jonah Hex:
--->'''Duvall''': You cannot defeat me. I am a Heidelberg fencing champion.
--->'''Jonah Hex''': My heart's all aflutter.
--->'''Duvall''': I'll chop you
spoiling who it is.
* [[spoiler:WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds: Being separated from her true love and her father's murder led her
to pieces!
--->'''Jonah Hex''': Talk, talk, talk.
exert vengeance against the culprits.]]



[[folder:Dr. Gregory Belson]]
--> '''Voiced By:''' George Dzundza

An old colleague of Mister Freeze who is kidnapped for his medical expertise when Nora's cryochamber is damaged in the movie ''BatmanAndMisterFreezeSubZero''.

* IcyBlueEyes: Contrasting Mr. Freeze's red goggles.
* EvenEvilHasStandards: Subverted. He'd never murder an innocent woman...unless you pay him enough.
* DirtyCoward: Abandons everyone to die on the oil rig while he steals an escape boat.
%%* DrJerk
* TheDragon: Not a true example, but close enough.
* FatBastard: Well, chubby.
* HateSink: As Mr. Freeze has more sympathetic motives, Belson is greedy and has no scruples.
* {{Jerkass}}: He's hardly a villain but he would surely sell his mother.
* KidnappedScientist: Although unlike most examples, he isn't afraid to go along with whatever his captor says.
* OnlyInItForTheMoney: Its established that he's rather desperately in debt by the time Victor finds him.
* PragmaticVillainy: Encourages Victor to stop throwing temper tantrums and shooting at Barbara in case they accidentally damage the organ(s) they need.
* [[spoiler:DroppedABridgeOnHim: Or a landing deck. Not much time is spent on his death aside from a brief shot of him screaming.]]

to:

[[folder:Dr. Gregory Belson]]
[[folder:Roxy Rocket (Roxanne Sutton)]]
--> '''Voiced By:''' George Dzundza

An old colleague of Mister Freeze who is kidnapped for his medical expertise when Nora's cryochamber is damaged
Charity James
[[quoteright:200:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/Roxyrocket_7631.png]]

A former stuntwoman and a dangerously avid adrenaline junkie.

* AffablyEvil: To a certain extent.
* BikerBabe: Dresses like it, though as the name implies she likes riding rockets.
* CanonImmigrant: Twice--she first appeared in ''ComicBook/TheBatmanAdventures'' Annual #1, then
in the movie ''BatmanAndMisterFreezeSubZero''.

* IcyBlueEyes: Contrasting Mr. Freeze's red goggles.
* EvenEvilHasStandards: Subverted. He'd never murder an innocent woman...unless you pay him enough.
* DirtyCoward: Abandons everyone to die on
animated series, then in the oil rig while he steals an escape boat.
main DCU.
%%* DrJerk
DarkActionGirl
%%* DeadpanSnarker
* TheDragon: Not To the Penguin.
** DragonWithAnAgenda: Only worked with the Penguin to sate her need for thrills. When her stunts began to risk exposing him, he decides to get rid of her.
* FaceHeelTurn: In the tie-in comics--decides that being
a true example, but close enough.
* FatBastard: Well, chubby.
* HateSink: As Mr. Freeze
vigilante has as much thrill as being a criminal.
* FieryRedhead: Moved to crime mostly for the kicks.
* MsFanservice: Has a nice figure and provides a cleavage.
* NotMeThisTime: In the tie-in comics. It turns out to be [[spoiler: Catwoman]], trying to frame her.
* NotSoDifferent: Tries to pull this on Batman, saying that he'll let her go because he enjoys the thrill of the chase as much as she does. It doesn't work.
* OrgasmicCombat: Especially in the, er, [[FreudWasRight climax]] of the episode.
* RocketRide: Provides the trope image.
* SexIsViolence: When Batman pursues her, she starts laughing
more sympathetic motives, Belson is greedy and has no scruples.
* {{Jerkass}}: He's hardly a villain but he would surely sell his mother.
* KidnappedScientist: Although unlike most examples, he isn't afraid to go along with whatever his captor says.
* OnlyInItForTheMoney: Its established that he's rather desperately in debt by the time Victor finds him.
* PragmaticVillainy: Encourages Victor to stop throwing temper tantrums
more and shooting at Barbara in case they accidentally damage the organ(s) they need.
* [[spoiler:DroppedABridgeOnHim: Or a landing deck. Not much time is spent on his death aside from a brief shot of him screaming.]]
eventually... well, she shows her O-face.



[[folder: Grant Walker]]
--> '''Voiced By:''' Daniel O'Herlihy

A billionaire park owner who kidnaps Mr. Freeze from Arkham in the episode "Deep Freeze" in the hope of becoming immortal like him.

* [[spoiler:AndIMustScream:]] This is how the episode ends, [[spoiler:with Walker immortal and trapped under the ocean in a block of ice,]] although it's eventually reversed by the show's tie-in comics.
* CorruptCorporateExecutive: Wants a world without anyone he doesn't approve of, where everyone has to obey him.
* {{Expy}}: He could be described as "Evil Walt Disney"
* EvilCounterpart: As pointed out by [[http://worldsfinestonline.com/WF/batman/btas/episodes/deepfreeze/ a reviewer for the episode Deep Freeze]], Walker and Freeze stood in deliberate contrast to each other. Freeze [[TinMan claims to be dead to emotions, but his compassion betrays him several times during the episode]]: he at first refuses to subject Walker to the same confinement as Freeze himself, and Batman eventually convinces him to help stop the deaths of innocent people. By contrast, Walker is an outwardly warm, paternalistic figure, but he is as dead to emotions as Freeze claims to be, coldly planning mass murder just to create his own fantasy of a perfect world. His transformation into "the second Mr. Freeze" is more appropriate to his inner self than Freeze's ever was. He is a rare example of a evil counterpart to a villain.
** He also could sort of be considered an EvilCounterpart to Creator/WaltDisney.
* ImmortalitySeeker: Wants to live forever to see his vision for the world carried out.
* KnightTemplar: He plans to make a crime-free utopia and freeze Gotham thinking it's too corrupt to survive. Granted, [[CrapsackWorld he may have a point there]].
* MrAltDisney: Not only a park owner with dreams of utopia, but also ties into the urban legend that Disney was cryonically preserved with his transformation at Freeze's hands.
* UtopiaJustifiesTheMeans / DespotismJustifiesTheMeans: A variation:
-->'''Walker:''' My world will have no crime, violence, or pain.
-->'''Robin:''' You can add free will to that list, too!
-->'''Walker:''' A small price to pay for order.
-->'''Batman:''' ''Your'' order. For ''your'' select few!
-->'''Walker:''' Excuse me, but I fail to see the problem with that.
* WellIntentionedExtremist: Seems to believe that [[spoiler: freezing everyone on the planet except for his chosen few]] will help to create a better world.

to:

[[folder: Grant Walker]]
[[folder:Red Claw]]
--> '''Voiced By:''' Daniel O'Herlihy

A billionaire park owner who kidnaps Mr. Freeze from Arkham in
Kate Mulgrew

* AffirmativeActionGirl: And painfully bragging about it.
* AppealToForce: Her schemes revolves holding cities for billion dollar ransoms with
the episode "Deep Freeze" in [[WeaponOfMassDestruction WMDs]] that she steals.
* TheBaroness: A middle ground between
the hope of becoming immortal like him.

* [[spoiler:AndIMustScream:]] This is how
Sexpot and the episode ends, [[spoiler:with Walker immortal Rosa Klebb.
* TheBusCameBack: She appeared as a relatively minor villain in "The Cat
and trapped under the ocean in Claw" (which was actually about Catwoman) and then vanished - only to return a block couple of ice,]] although it's eventually reversed by years later as the show's tie-in comics.
* CorruptCorporateExecutive: Wants a world without anyone he doesn't approve of, where everyone has to obey him.
* {{Expy}}: He could be described as "Evil Walt Disney"
* EvilCounterpart: As pointed out by [[http://worldsfinestonline.com/WF/batman/btas/episodes/deepfreeze/ a reviewer for
BigBad in "The Lion and the episode Deep Freeze]], Walker Unicorn."
* CanonForeigner: Never seen outside of the series probably due to a lack of popularity.
* ColorCharacter: Wears red
and Freeze stood in deliberate contrast to each other. Freeze [[TinMan claims is named Red.
* DarkActionGirl: Appears
to be dead to emotions, but his compassion betrays him several times during the episode]]: he at first refuses to subject Walker to the same confinement as Freeze himself, capable of some form of martial combat, and had fought Batman eventually convinces him to help stop once or twice.
* EmptyQuiver: "The Lion and
the deaths of innocent people. By contrast, Walker is an outwardly warm, paternalistic figure, but he is as dead to emotions as Freeze claims to be, coldly planning mass murder just to create his own fantasy Unicorn" revolves around Red Claw's hijacking of a perfect world. His transformation into "the second Mr. Freeze" is more appropriate nuclear missile.
%%* FakeRussian
* GenderMisdirection[=/=]SamusIsAGirl: Batman thought "Red Claw" was a man until they met.
* GenericDoomsdayVillain: No background, little personnality, clearly created
to his inner self than Freeze's ever was. He is a rare example of a evil counterpart to a villain.
** He also could sort of be considered an EvilCounterpart to Creator/WaltDisney.
* ImmortalitySeeker: Wants to live forever to see his vision for
provide the world carried out.
conflict Catwoman couldn't.
* KnightTemplar: He plans GeniusBruiser: A pretty buff lady but an ambitious criminal mastermind.
* McNinja: More like russian kungfu fighter.
* ThePlague: Planned
to make use a crime-free utopia and freeze government created one to hold Gotham thinking it's too corrupt hostage.
* RedScare: Strongly implied.
* SkunkStripe: Has a white stripe in her hair.
* StarterVillain: For american viewers anyway.
* TattooedCrook: Sports a red claw tatoo on her shoulder.
* TerroristsWithoutACause: She seems
to survive. Granted, [[CrapsackWorld he may have a point there]].
be OnlyInItForTheMoney.
* MrAltDisney: Not only a park owner with dreams of utopia, but also ties into TheStrategist: A villainous example.
* WesternTerrorists: Her and
the urban legend that Disney was cryonically preserved with his transformation at Freeze's hands.
* UtopiaJustifiesTheMeans / DespotismJustifiesTheMeans: A variation:
-->'''Walker:''' My world will have no crime, violence, or pain.
-->'''Robin:''' You can add free will to that list, too!
-->'''Walker:''' A small price to pay for order.
-->'''Batman:''' ''Your'' order. For ''your'' select few!
-->'''Walker:''' Excuse me, but I fail to see the problem with that.
* WellIntentionedExtremist: Seems to believe that [[spoiler: freezing everyone on the planet except for his chosen few]] will help to create a better world.
group she led.



[[folder:Firefly (Garfield Lynns)]]
[[quoteright:250:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/250px-FireflyDCAU_6350.jpg]]
--> '''Voiced By:''' Mark Rolston

First appearing in "Torch Song", Garfield Lynns was a concert pyrotechnician who worked for a popular singer named Cassidy. After being spurned by her, he sabotaged the pyrotechnics at one of her shows and reinvented himself as the pyromaniac supervillain Firefly as he stalked Cassidy.

* CoolHelmet: It even looks like an insect.
* GadgeteerGenius: Made the firefly suit and pyrotechnics himself.
* FlamingSword: His favored weapon in close combat.
* {{Jetpack}}: Wouldn't bring the fly in Firefly without it.
%%* PungeonMaster
* {{Pyromaniac}}: It's his gimmick.
* StalkerShrine: Had one of these for Cassidy. As Detective Bullock noted upon seeing it, "Oh, he's got it bad."
* StalkerWithACrush: To Cassidy.
* StealthPun: As Cass points out herself, he carries...a ''torch'' for her.
* WouldHurtAChild: In ''Legends of the Dark Knight'', he has no problem killing the kids when he sets the blaze.
* {{Yandere}}: For Cassidy.

to:

[[folder:Firefly (Garfield Lynns)]]
[[quoteright:250:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/250px-FireflyDCAU_6350.jpg]]
[[folder:The Ninja (Kyodai Ken)]]
--> '''Voiced By:''' Mark Rolston

First appearing in "Torch Song", Garfield Lynns was a concert pyrotechnician who worked for a popular singer named Cassidy. After being spurned by her, he sabotaged the pyrotechnics at
Robert Ito

* ArrogantKungFuGuy: He's
one of her shows the only characters who can pose a real threat to Batman hand-to-hand... and reinvented himself as would've killed him if Bats hadn't sort of cheated. He's also a complete lunatic who just likes beating people up.
* CanonForeigner: Originated and died in
the pyromaniac supervillain Firefly series.
* DangerousForbiddenTechnique: Oonemuri aka “eternal sleep”, a [[PressurePoint two-fingered]] [[TouchOfDeath death stab]] he learned from his ex-master's SecretArt.
* FightingFingerprint: Kyodai is able to discover Batman's secret identity by having fought both Bruce Wayne and Batman.
* HandSeals: A frequent user of these.
* KilledOffForReal: Despite Bruce trying to save him, Kyodai is stranded in the middle of lava when Mount Kijiki erupts during their final showdown. All that was left for Kyodai to do was [[GracefulLoser bow to Batman]] in honor of his WorthyOpponent.
* {{Ninja}}: From Japan, even. He tries to make this claim of Batman
as he stalked Cassidy.

well, but Batman identifies more with the honor of the samurai warrior.
* CoolHelmet: It TheParagonAlwaysRebels: Hinted to have been Yoru Sensei's best student. At least was more experienced than Bruce.
%%* ProfessionalKiller
* {{Revenge}}: He blames Bruce for getting him expelled from Yoru Sensei’s dojo when they were younger,
even looks like an insect.
* GadgeteerGenius: Made the firefly suit and pyrotechnics himself.
* FlamingSword: His favored weapon in close combat.
* {{Jetpack}}: Wouldn't bring the fly in Firefly without it.
%%* PungeonMaster
* {{Pyromaniac}}: It's his gimmick.
* StalkerShrine: Had
though [[NeverMyFault he tried to steal one of these for Cassidy. As Detective Bullock noted upon seeing it, "Oh, he's got it bad."
Yoru’s swords and was caught]].
* StalkerWithACrush: To Cassidy.
StockNinjaWeaponry: His [[KatanasAreJustBetter katana]] and shuriken.
* StealthPun: As Cass points out herself, he carries...a ''torch'' for her.
* WouldHurtAChild: In ''Legends of the Dark Knight'', he
TattooedCrook: Kyodai has no problem killing the kids when he sets the blaze.
* {{Yandere}}: For Cassidy.
a huge tattoo of a Japanese demon's head on his back.




[[folder:The Phantasm [[spoiler:(Andrea Beaumont)]]]]
--> '''Voiced By:''' Stacey Keach and [[spoiler:Dana Delaney]]

--> ''"Your Angel of Death awaits."''

* AntiVillain: Falls somewhere between "Well-Intentioned Anti-Villain" and "Vicious Anti-Hero". [[spoiler:Also a Woobie Anti-Villain once her backstory is revealed.]]
%%* {{Badass}}
%%** BadassCape
* BladeBelowTheShoulder: Wields a bladed weapon over the right hand.
* CallingTheOldManOut: Did this to Carl Beaumont concerning his remarkably poor decision to be business partners with guys like Sal Valestra.
* CastAsAMask: Stacey Keach plays The Phantasm, but not [[spoiler:Andrea. Deliberate misdirection since he also plays Andrea's father.]]
* CatchPhrase: "Your Angel of Death awaits."
* CompositeCharacter: The plot was adapted from the ''Batman: Year Two'' storyline. In the comic, the Reaper was Judson Caspian, whose daughter Rachael was in a budding relationship with Bruce Wayne. In the movie, [[spoiler:Andrea Beaumont was both the Phantasm and the love interest.]]
* CoolMask: Which resembles a skull
* CostumeCopycat: A variation: Batman is blamed for the actions of Phantasm who also wears a costume with a black cape and makes a point of attacking from the shadows and being seen only in glimpses; in this case, the confusion is not deliberate, but results from the Phantasm making similar style choices.
%%* [[spoiler: DarkActionGirl[=/=]FemmeFatale]]
* DeadpanSnarker: [[spoiler:Andrea has her moments]]
* {{Expy}}: Heavily inspired by the Reaper, a violent vigilante from ''Batman: Year Two''.
* [[spoiler:FieryRedhead]]: Sometimes.
* [[spoiler:FromNobodyToNightmare]]: [[spoiler:Andrea [[TookALevelInBadass takes a few levels in badass]] and becomes The Phantasm]]
%%* [[spoiler:HeartbrokenBadass]]
* HeWhoFightsMonsters: Alfred even notes it when consoling Bruce near the end of the movie.
-->'''Alfred:''' Vengeance blackens the soul, Bruce. I've always feared that you would become that which you fought against. You walk the edge of that abyss every night, but you haven't fallen in and I thank heaven for that.
* [[spoiler:HeroesWantRedheads: Bruce certainly wanted.]]
* IDidWhatIHadToDo: [[spoiler: Trying to justify her actions:]]
-->[[spoiler: '''Andrea''': They took everything from me, Bruce: [[YouKilledMyFather my dad]], my life, you. I'm not saying it's right, or even sane, but it's all I've got left. So, either [[WithUsOrAgainstUs help me or get out of the way!]]]]
* InTheHood: Mandatory if you want to look like the GrimReaper.
* [[spoiler:NewOldFlame: Never spoken of in the series proper.]]
* NotSoDifferent: Thinks this of Batman and [[spoiler:herself]]. Alfred agrees, to a point, see HeWhoFightsMonsters.
* OminousWalk: A favored tactic. It works.
* OffScreenTeleportation: Seems to rely a lot on this trope to get around. A lot of {{smoke out}}s were involved though.
* PayEvilUntoEvil: Has this philosophy regarding the crime syndicate in Gotham.
* RevengeBeforeReason:
--> I'm not saying it's right or even sane, but it's all I have left, so either help me or get out of the way!
* RoaringRampageOfRevenge: [[spoiler:Andrea's motivation for being the Phantasm is to make the mobsters who ruined her life (and took her father) pay for what they've done]]
* [[spoiler: SamusIsAGirl]]: As part of the big, spoilered reveal.
* SmokeOut: Uses it for both teleportation and immunity to projectiles, including bullets.
* SuperSmoke: Seems to do this trick. Doesn't turn to smoke, but is still virtually untouchable.
* TookALevelInBadass: [[spoiler:After becoming the Phantasm]].
* [[spoiler: TragicVillain: She even admits that she might not be right but vengeance is all what she's got left.]]
* WalkingSpoiler: There isn't much that can be said about the Phantasm without spoiling who it is.
* [[spoiler:WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds: Being separated from her true love and her father's murder led her to exert vengeance against the culprits.]]

to:

\n[[folder:The Phantasm [[spoiler:(Andrea Beaumont)]]]]\n--> '''Voiced By:''' Stacey Keach and [[spoiler:Dana Delaney]]\n\n--> ''"Your Angel of Death awaits."''\n\n* AntiVillain: Falls somewhere between "Well-Intentioned Anti-Villain" and "Vicious Anti-Hero". [[spoiler:Also a Woobie Anti-Villain once her backstory is revealed.[[folder:H.A.R.D.A.C.]]
%%* {{Badass}}
%%** BadassCape
--> '''Voiced By:''' Creator/JeffBennett

* BladeBelowTheShoulder: Wields a bladed weapon over ArtificialIntelligence
** AIIsACrapshoot: Rebelled against his creator to replace humans by robotic copies.
* CanonForeigner: Has only appeared in
the right hand.
series.
* CallingTheOldManOut: Did this to Carl Beaumont concerning his remarkably poor decision to be business partners CyberCyclops: Had a single glowing red lens that flashed in time with guys like Sal Valestra.
his speech.
* CastAsAMask: Stacey Keach plays GoneHorriblyRight: In the case of Batman's H.A.R.D.A.C. clone. While it was meant to copy Batman in appearance and persona upon killing the real Batman, it couldn't handle taking a life and kills itself. [[spoiler: The Phantasm, but not [[spoiler:Andrea. Deliberate misdirection since he also plays Andrea's father.real Batman used it to his advantage to survive.]]
* CatchPhrase: "Your Angel of Death awaits."
EvilKnockoff: Was able to create them.
* CompositeCharacter: FunWithAcronyms: "'''H'''olographic '''A'''nalytical '''R'''eciprocating '''D'''igit'''A'''l '''C'''omputer"
* KillAndReplace:
The plot evil computer HARDAC decided that humans were too dangerous due to their imperfections and began replacing them. While it was adapted from planning on killing its victims once it had extracted all the ''Batman: Year Two'' storyline. In the comic, the Reaper was Judson Caspian, whose daughter Rachael was in a budding relationship information it could, they are ultimately rescued before it can do so.
* KilledOffForReal: Tried to get BackFromTheDead
with Bruce Wayne. In the movie, [[spoiler:Andrea Beaumont was both the Phantasm and the love interest.]]
* CoolMask: Which resembles a skull
* CostumeCopycat: A variation:
his Batman is blamed for the actions of Phantasm who also wears a costume with a black cape duplicate's help and makes a point of attacking from the shadows and being seen only in glimpses; in this case, the confusion is not deliberate, but results from the Phantasm making similar style choices.
%%* [[spoiler: DarkActionGirl[=/=]FemmeFatale]]
failed.
* DeadpanSnarker: [[spoiler:Andrea has her moments]]
* {{Expy}}: Heavily inspired by the Reaper, a violent vigilante from ''Batman: Year Two''.
* [[spoiler:FieryRedhead]]: Sometimes.
* [[spoiler:FromNobodyToNightmare]]: [[spoiler:Andrea [[TookALevelInBadass takes a few levels in badass]] and becomes The Phantasm]]
%%* [[spoiler:HeartbrokenBadass]]
* HeWhoFightsMonsters: Alfred even notes it
MachineMonotone: Well, when consoling Bruce near the end of the movie.
-->'''Alfred:''' Vengeance blackens the soul, Bruce. I've always feared that
you would become that which you fought against. You walk the edge of that abyss every night, but you haven't fallen in and I thank heaven for that.
* [[spoiler:HeroesWantRedheads: Bruce certainly wanted.]]
* IDidWhatIHadToDo: [[spoiler: Trying to justify her actions:]]
-->[[spoiler: '''Andrea''': They took everything from me, Bruce: [[YouKilledMyFather my dad]], my life, you. I'm not saying it's right, or even sane, but it's all I've got left. So, either [[WithUsOrAgainstUs help me or get out of the way!]]]]
* InTheHood: Mandatory if you want to look like the GrimReaper.
* [[spoiler:NewOldFlame: Never spoken of in the series proper.]]
* NotSoDifferent: Thinks this of Batman and [[spoiler:herself]]. Alfred agrees, to a point, see HeWhoFightsMonsters.
* OminousWalk: A favored tactic. It works.
* OffScreenTeleportation: Seems to rely a lot on this trope to get around. A lot of {{smoke out}}s were involved though.
* PayEvilUntoEvil: Has this philosophy regarding the crime syndicate in Gotham.
* RevengeBeforeReason:
--> I'm not saying it's right or even sane, but it's all I have left, so either help me or get out of the way!
* RoaringRampageOfRevenge: [[spoiler:Andrea's motivation for being the Phantasm
think emotion is to make the mobsters bad (for causing suffering)...
* MasterComputer: One
who ruined her life (and took her father) pay for what they've done]]
masters robots.
* [[spoiler: SamusIsAGirl]]: As part of the big, spoilered reveal.
* SmokeOut: Uses it for both teleportation and immunity to projectiles, including bullets.
* SuperSmoke: Seems to do this trick. Doesn't turn to smoke, but is still virtually untouchable.
* TookALevelInBadass: [[spoiler:After becoming the Phantasm]].
* [[spoiler: TragicVillain: She even admits that she might not be right but vengeance is all what she's got left.]]
* WalkingSpoiler: There isn't much that can be said about the Phantasm without spoiling who it is.
* [[spoiler:WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds: Being separated from her true love and her father's murder led her to exert vengeance against the culprits.]]
OmnicidalManiac: Well, a wannabe one.





[[folder:Roxy Rocket (Roxanne Sutton)]]
--> '''Voiced By:''' Charity James
[[quoteright:200:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/Roxyrocket_7631.png]]

A former stuntwoman and a dangerously avid adrenaline junkie.

* AffablyEvil: To a certain extent.
* BikerBabe: Dresses like it, though as the name implies she likes riding rockets.
* CanonImmigrant: Twice--she first appeared in ''ComicBook/TheBatmanAdventures'' Annual #1, then in the animated series, then in the main DCU.
%%* DarkActionGirl
%%* DeadpanSnarker
* TheDragon: To the Penguin.
** DragonWithAnAgenda: Only worked with the Penguin to sate her need for thrills. When her stunts began to risk exposing him, he decides to get rid of her.
* FaceHeelTurn: In the tie-in comics--decides that being a vigilante has as much thrill as being a criminal.
* FieryRedhead: Moved to crime mostly for the kicks.
* MsFanservice: Has a nice figure and provides a cleavage.
* NotMeThisTime: In the tie-in comics. It turns out to be [[spoiler: Catwoman]], trying to frame her.
* NotSoDifferent: Tries to pull this on Batman, saying that he'll let her go because he enjoys the thrill of the chase as much as she does. It doesn't work.
* OrgasmicCombat: Especially in the, er, [[FreudWasRight climax]] of the episode.
* RocketRide: Provides the trope image.
* SexIsViolence: When Batman pursues her, she starts laughing more and more and eventually... well, she shows her O-face.
[[/folder]]


[[folder:Lock-Up (Lyle Bolton)]]
--> '''Voiced By:''' Bruce Weitz

A former security guard at Arkham. Fired for his brutal methods, he decides to take the law in his own hands.

* CanonImmigrant: He was developed for the show and was eventually introduced to the main DCU.
* CreateYourOwnVillain: He was formerly a guard at Arkham Asylum who got his position due to endorsement and support from Wayne Enterprises. When he goes insane and begins kidnapping the people he blames for the city's problems (the police, bureaucrats and reporters that he says ''cause'' the criminals), Robin snarkily comments "[[{{PBS}} Another fine villain brought to you by the Wayne Foundation]]." The look Batman shoots him is ''not'' happy.
* InformedAbility: Apparently, Lock-Up is such a horrific guard that he has driven even the already-insane inmates of Arkham insane, paralyzing the Scarecrow, "The God of Fear," with fear. When his offenses against the patients are actually given, however, it is debatable as to whether they are extreme or standard asylum fare, apart from his mental abuse of the Ventriloquist, possibly because the show [[NeverSayDie could not portray anything worse.]]
* TheJailer: He likes to lock the objects of his ire into cells.
* JumpingOffTheSlipperySlope: Goes from wanting to lock up Gotham's criminals to wanting to lock up Gotham's authority figures for not being extreme enough(such as the people like Gordon who actually capture the criminals to begin with).
* KnightTemplar: He may be one of the purest examples of this, being a former head of security at Arkham who was fired for brutalizing the inmates, who comes back as a villain trying to imprison forever the "scum" that he feels represent the people that allowed Gotham to get this way (including the head doctor at Arkham, Commisioner Gordon, Mayor Hill, and Summer Gleeson). In true KnightTemplar fashion, he has no idea that he's gone too far (he views Batman as a potential partner, much to the other's disgust).
* PoliticallyIncorrectVillain: A [[Flanderization/WesternAnimation fairly obvious]] [[StrawmanPolitical GOP pundit]] parody. He constantly says that the "liberal media," "coddling doctors," and "gutless police" are responsible for supercrime in Gotham. He believes that the criminals at Arkham don't deserve privileges or even the most basic humane treatment. Obviously, he's [[UpToEleven hyperbolized,]] but it's still pretty severe for a [[ParentalBonus kids' show.]]
* RabidCop: Though technically not a cop.
* {{Sadist}}: Thinks that criminals deserve to be tortured and clearly enjoys doing it- and when stopped, expands his definition of "criminals" to those who got him fired or condemned his actions, as well as Gordon, the Mayor and Batman because he thinks they are too "soft" on criminals. He is so scary the other Bat-rogues tried to escape Arkham solely to get away from him.
* StevenUlyssesPerhero: A security-themed vigilante named ''Bolt''on?
* StrawCharacter[=/=]StrawmanPolitical: He even disparages the "liberal media."
* VillainHasAPoint: He's methods are extreme and inhumane, but Arkham ''is'' a CardboardPrison, especially for the more dangerous criminals like Joker.
* WellIntentionedExtremist: He... well [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin locks up]] who he thinks is the ''real'' source of the problems in Gotham, the lax Police Force (Gordon), the pushover Doctors (Dr. Bartholomew), corrupt Bureaucrats (Mayor Hill), and the media (Summer Gleeson) that "glorifies" the Bat-villains. Ironically, he is probably right.
* WithUsOrAgainstUs: Actually says, "If you're not part of the solution, then you're part of the problem." (Throughout the episode, he also blamed the "liberal media," as well as "gutless police, mindless bureaucrats, and coddling doctors" for society's problems, so he's really more of an outright parody of conservative argumentation.)
[[/folder]]


[[folder:Red Claw]]
--> '''Voiced By:''' Kate Mulgrew

* AffirmativeActionGirl: And painfully bragging about it.
* AppealToForce: Her schemes revolves holding cities for billion dollar ransoms with the [[WeaponOfMassDestruction WMDs]] that she steals.
* TheBaroness: A middle ground between the Sexpot and the Rosa Klebb.
* TheBusCameBack: She appeared as a relatively minor villain in "The Cat and the Claw" (which was actually about Catwoman) and then vanished - only to return a couple of years later as the BigBad in "The Lion and the Unicorn."
* CanonForeigner: Never seen outside of the series probably due to a lack of popularity.
* ColorCharacter: Wears red and is named Red.
* DarkActionGirl: Appears to be capable of some form of martial combat, and had fought Batman once or twice.
* EmptyQuiver: "The Lion and the Unicorn" revolves around Red Claw's hijacking of a nuclear missile.
%%* FakeRussian
* GenderMisdirection[=/=]SamusIsAGirl: Batman thought "Red Claw" was a man until they met.
* GenericDoomsdayVillain: No background, little personnality, clearly created to provide the conflict Catwoman couldn't.
* GeniusBruiser: A pretty buff lady but an ambitious criminal mastermind.
* McNinja: More like russian kungfu fighter.
* ThePlague: Planned to use a government created one to hold Gotham hostage.
* RedScare: Strongly implied.
* SkunkStripe: Has a white stripe in her hair.
* StarterVillain: For american viewers anyway.
* TattooedCrook: Sports a red claw tatoo on her shoulder.
* TerroristsWithoutACause: She seems to be OnlyInItForTheMoney.
* TheStrategist: A villainous example.
* WesternTerrorists: Her and the group she led.
[[/folder]]


[[folder:The Ninja (Kyodai Ken)]]
--> '''Voiced By:''' Robert Ito

* ArrogantKungFuGuy: He's one of the only characters who can pose a real threat to Batman hand-to-hand... and would've killed him if Bats hadn't sort of cheated. He's also a complete lunatic who just likes beating people up.
* CanonForeigner: Originated and died in the series.
* DangerousForbiddenTechnique: Oonemuri aka “eternal sleep”, a [[PressurePoint two-fingered]] [[TouchOfDeath death stab]] he learned from his ex-master's SecretArt.
* FightingFingerprint: Kyodai is able to discover Batman's secret identity by having fought both Bruce Wayne and Batman.
* HandSeals: A frequent user of these.
* KilledOffForReal: Despite Bruce trying to save him, Kyodai is stranded in the middle of lava when Mount Kijiki erupts during their final showdown. All that was left for Kyodai to do was [[GracefulLoser bow to Batman]] in honor of his WorthyOpponent.
* {{Ninja}}: From Japan, even. He tries to make this claim of Batman as well, but Batman identifies more with the honor of the samurai warrior.
* TheParagonAlwaysRebels: Hinted to have been Yoru Sensei's best student. At least was more experienced than Bruce.
%%* ProfessionalKiller
* {{Revenge}}: He blames Bruce for getting him expelled from Yoru Sensei’s dojo when they were younger, even though [[NeverMyFault he tried to steal one of Yoru’s swords and was caught]].
* StockNinjaWeaponry: His [[KatanasAreJustBetter katana]] and shuriken.
* TattooedCrook: Kyodai has a huge tattoo of a Japanese demon's head on his back.
[[/folder]]


[[folder:Anthony "Tony" Romulus]]
--> '''Voiced By:''' Harry Hamlin and Creator/FrankWelker (in werewolf form)

* TheAce[=/=]BadassNormal: Started out as a successful pentathlete and philanthropist.
** BrokenAce: But the [[CompetitionFreak fame]] and [[ScrewTheRulesIHaveMoney money]] made him [[CompetitionFreak intolerant of any losses at all]]. His desperation led to him hiring [[MadScientist Dr. Milo]] to make the drug that turned in into a werewolf.
* AdaptationNameChange: In the comics, his surname is Lupus.
* BigOlUnibrow: Sports a thick, black unibrow.
* BioAugmentation: Thanks to Milo's formula.
* EvilIsNotAToy: The only call which could have been less smart than hiring a shady scientist to make you stronger would have been to throw him out once he wasn't needed anymore. Surprisingly, said scientist isn't exactyly in a forgiving mood when he actually turns out to be needed once more.
* HeroicBuild: He is an Olympian athlete.
* MeaningfulName: Romulus is the name of one of the brothers of Roman lore that was raised by a wolf.
* OurWerewolvesAreDifferent
* SuperpoweredEvilSide: The werewolf, as can be expected.
* SuspiciouslySimilarSubstitute: For Anthony Lupus in the Batman comics.
* TragicMonster: Has no control over his animal form and clearly resents it.
* TheUnfettered: Did whatever it took to win and it cost him everything.
[[/folder]]


[[folder:H.A.R.D.A.C.]]
--> '''Voiced By:''' Creator/JeffBennett

* ArtificialIntelligence
** AIIsACrapshoot: Rebelled against his creator to replace humans by robotic copies.
* CanonForeigner: Has only appeared in the series.
* CyberCyclops: Had a single glowing red lens that flashed in time with his speech.
* GoneHorriblyRight: In the case of Batman's H.A.R.D.A.C. clone. While it was meant to copy Batman in appearance and persona upon killing the real Batman, it couldn't handle taking a life and kills itself. [[spoiler: The real Batman used it to his advantage to survive.]]
* EvilKnockoff: Was able to create them.
* FunWithAcronyms: "'''H'''olographic '''A'''nalytical '''R'''eciprocating '''D'''igit'''A'''l '''C'''omputer"
* KillAndReplace: The evil computer HARDAC decided that humans were too dangerous due to their imperfections and began replacing them. While it was planning on killing its victims once it had extracted all the information it could, they are ultimately rescued before it can do so.
* KilledOffForReal: Tried to get BackFromTheDead with his Batman duplicate's help and failed.
* MachineMonotone: Well, when you think emotion is bad (for causing suffering)...
* MasterComputer: One who masters robots.
* OmnicidalManiac: Well, a wannabe one.
[[/folder]]


[[folder:Vertigo]]
--> '''Voiced By:''' Michael York

* BastardUnderstudy: For Ra's al Ghul
* CompositeCharacter: A composite of Ebeneezer Darrk and the Comicbook/GreenArrow foe Count Vertigo. His name, powers, and Eastern European heritage come from Count Vertigo, while his status as a pupil of Ra's al Ghul and a turncoat member of the League of Assassins comes from Darrk.
* DisneyVillainDeath: Falls from a clock tower into a river.
* EyepatchOfPower: That power is to disorientate his victims, making them lose their balance.
* LongRangeFighter: Never lets Batman or Talia get but so close to him in battle.
* ThisIsADrill: Stole a rifle-sized drill from Wayne Enterprises that uses sonic vibration to dig. Uses it against Batman and Talia al Ghul.
[[/folder]]


[[folder:Maximillian "Maxie" Zeus]]
--> '''Voiced By:''' Steve Susskind

* AGodAmI: [[NapoleonDelusion Thought he was the Greek God Zeus]] after having a nervous breakdown from the stress of doing business with the mob.
* AncientGrome: Maxie sometimes slips into ancient Roman references, but then again, he’s crazy.
%%* BeardOfEvil
* CorruptCorporateExecutive: Before he went nuts.
* HopeSpot: At the climax of the episode. For a brief moment, it looks as if Maxie is finally coming to his senses... only for the Zeus personality to take over and order Clio to be tied to the electron cannon.
* MadeOfIron: Zeus is electrocuted, falls down a story onto concrete, landing on his head, and survives.
* TheMuse: Called “Clio” Droukas, his girlfriend and assistant, though she just sees the title as another sad sign of Maxie’s declining sanity.
* NapoleonDelusion: Under the impression he was the Greek god
* PsychoElectro: With his metal thunderbolt and the LightningGun he stole from the government.
* SplitPersonality: One personality is Maxie, the other is Zeus.
[[/folder]]


[[folder:Calendar Girl (Page Monroe)]]
--> '''Voiced By:''' Sela Ward

A former supermodel who began to lose work as she aged. Obsessed with maintaining her youthful appearance, she underwent cosmetic surgery after cosmetic surgery, and developed a psychosis where she perceived herself as ugly, leading her to don a [[WhiteMaskOfDoom white mask]] to hide her features. She hatches a scheme to kill various figures in the fashion industry as revenge, but meets resistance from Batman and Batgirl.

* BeautifulAllAlong: After her CoolMask was removed but she can't see how beautiful she is anymore.
* CastingGag: Sela Ward personally experienced the sort of callousness that serves as Monroe's backstory--for example, being passed over for a role as a BondGirl and being told that ''"What we really want is Sela, but Sela'' ten years ago''"''.
* DontLookAtMe: Calendar Girl covered her face with a mask at all times, at the risk of her BerserkButton.
* {{Expy}}[=/=]GenderFlip: Is based on Calendar Man.
* TheFashionista Has a costumes for all four seasons.
* WhiteDwarfStarlet: She's intent on killing the people who had led to her downfall, wearing full-body covering and a featureless mask to hide what she's become since her fame ran out. TheReveal shows that she looks to be in her 30s and is still beautiful, but she "can only see the flaws".
* WhiteMaskOfDoom: To cover up her supposedly hideous face.
* WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds: She was a former model for calendars, but constantly failed attempts at rectifying her "hideous appearance" left her with nothing else than a desire of vengeance against the people she perceived took away her beauty. She is later revealed to actually be gorgeous, although she still firmly believes her appearance is repulsive despite this.
[[/folder]]

[[folder: The Mad Bomber [[spoiler:(Ted Dymer)]]]]
--> '''Voiced by:''' [[spoiler: Bruce Timm]]

The villain of the episode "Beware the Grey Ghost", a bomber extorting money from the city in a style modeled after an episode of the in-universe show, ''The Grey Ghost''.

* BeneathSuspicion: When Simon Trent had his EurekaMoment, he cannot believe it:
--> '''Simon Trent''': ''But I'm not the Mad Bomber, Batman. I'm not. I sold my Gray Ghost cars months ago to pay for my...'' '''No, it can't be him.'''
* CrackIsCheaper: [[spoiler: In-universe. He turned to crime to fund his toy obsession.]]
* InkSuitActor: Designed after his voice actor.
* TheyLookJustLikeEveryoneElse: [[spoiler: He has the appearance of a harmless toy collector.]]
[[/folder]]

[[folder: The Interrogator (Josiah Wormwood)]]
-->'''Voiced by:''' Burt Cort

The villain of "The Cape and the Cowl Conspiracy", a mercenary who lures key people into death traps, offering a way out if they give up their secrets.

* DeathTrap: His standard method of "interrogating" someone.
* {{Expy}}: Of the Riddler, sending Batman rhyming clues, making death traps that require great ingenuity to solve, and having a similar physique and facial construction.
* SmugSnake: Boasts a great deal about the flawlessness of his traps and getting one over Batman...only to find out the detective was one step ahead of him the entire time.
[[/folder]]
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* ActorAllusion:
** Creator/MarkHamill's [[Franchise/StarWars other most famous role]] also has him facing off against a tall, imposing figure in a black mask, suit and cape with a deep voice.
** In ''Mad Love'', after a failed attack on Gordon at a dentist's office, Joker exits by saying, [[Franchise/StarWars "May the floss be with you."]] Hamill also happens to be married to a dental hygienist, saying he's heard that joke a number of times.



* ActorAllusion: He is played by Alan Rachins, then best known for playing the punctilious managing partner Douglas Brachman on ''Series/LALaw'' -- a clock watcher's clock watcher.



* WhatCouldHaveBeen: Was initially planned to be [[Film/BatmanReturns Max Schreck]].
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Added DiffLines:

* UnexplainedRecovery: For examples of him being a master of this kind of thing, see ''WesternAnimation/BatmanMaskOfThePhantasm'' and ''The Batman/Superman Movie''.
-->'''Harley:''' ''Puddin'!''\\
'''Batman:''' [[BondOneLiner At this point, he probably is.]]
** [[Recap/TheNewBatmanAdventuresE21MadLove The episode]] (and earlier comic) for the {{Trope Namer|s}} of MadLove features Batman punching him off a moving track and falling directly into a factory's smokestack. He lives, [[JokerImmunity of course]], and by this point his ability to survive anything is so taken for granted not even a cursory attempt is made to explain it.


Added DiffLines:

* UnexplainedRecovery: Just ''how'' did she survive the fatal fall in ''WesternAnimation/BatmanBeyondReturnOfTheJoker''? Reportedly, [[WordOfGod the writers have confirmed]] that Poison Ivy's stamina booster from back in the day is responsible for her survival. It also helps that The Joker himself was a master of this kind of thing.
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