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6th Jul '16 7:45:37 AM narm00
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Batman's rogues' gallery has enough examples that's it's probably easier to list the ones that ''aren't'' crazy.

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Batman's rogues' gallery has enough examples that's that it's probably easier to list the ones that ''aren't'' crazy.



* SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker, DependingOnTheWriter, may only commit crimes based on the theme of jokes or pranks. Alternatively, the crime itself must be "funny" (albeit according to the Joker's own highly warped sense of humor).

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* SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker, ComicBook/TheJoker, DependingOnTheWriter, may only commit crimes based on the theme of jokes or pranks. Alternatively, the crime itself must be "funny" (albeit according to the Joker's own highly warped sense of humor).



* Crazy Quilt (who's technically more of a Robin villain than a Batman one) was an artist who was also something of a cat burgler on the side. When an accident made him go blind, he opted for experimental surgery that restored his vision but distorted his perception of color, though he was a thief even before the accident that left him blind. He then went crazy and became obsessed with color.
* It's DependingOnTheWriter, but Catwoman has a tenancy to go after anything that has to do with cats.
* Early versions of The Penguin were obsessed with committing umbrella-based crimes, though these days's he's simply a portly sociopath with a high opinion of himself.
* Maxie Zeus is a gang leader believes himself to be the reincarnation of the Greek god Zeus. [[WrongGenreSavvy He is not.]] It's almost laugable given that the Greek Gods existence is an established fact within the DC universe, what with [[ComicBook/WonderWoman a well-known superheroine]] tracing her origin back to Greek Mythology. The key word being ''almost'', as he's very intelligent and resourceful despite his delusions.
* Some of the villains made up for the ''1966 {{Series/Batman}}'' TV series make Batman's comic book rogues gallery seem calm subdued by comparison.

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* Crazy Quilt (who's technically more of a Robin villain than a Batman one) was an artist who was also something of a cat burgler burglar on the side. When an accident made him go blind, he opted for experimental surgery that restored his vision but distorted his perception of color, though he was a thief even before the accident that left him blind.color. He then went crazy and became obsessed with color.
* It's DependingOnTheWriter, but Catwoman ComicBook/{{Catwoman}} has a tenancy to go after anything that has to do with cats.
* Early versions of The the Penguin were obsessed with committing umbrella-based crimes, though these days's days he's simply a portly sociopath with a high opinion of himself.
* Maxie Zeus is a gang leader who believes himself to be the reincarnation of the Greek god Zeus. [[WrongGenreSavvy He is not.]] It's almost laugable given that the Greek Gods Gods' existence is an established fact within the DC universe, what with [[ComicBook/WonderWoman [[Franchise/WonderWoman a well-known superheroine]] tracing her origin back to [[Myth/ClassicalMythology Greek Mythology.Mythology]]. The key word being ''almost'', as he's very intelligent and resourceful despite his delusions.
* Some of the villains made up for the ''1966 {{Series/Batman}}'' 1966 ''{{Series/Batman}}'' TV series make Batman's comic book rogues gallery seem calm and subdued by comparison. comparison:



** False-Face ([[Creator/BorisKarloff Basil Karlo]]) ingested a chemical formula that let him change his face anyway he wanted, but at the cost of his own identity, so he started commiting crimes involving forgeries, and impersonation.

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** False-Face ([[Creator/BorisKarloff Basil Karlo]]) ingested a chemical formula that let him change his face anyway any way he wanted, but at the cost of his own identity, so he started commiting crimes involving forgeries, forgeries and impersonation.
30th May '16 9:35:01 AM MagnusForce
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30th Apr '16 4:15:26 AM SirRed
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Batman's rogues' gallery has enough examples that's it's probably easier to list the ones that ''arn't'' crazy.

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Batman's rogues' gallery has enough examples that's it's probably easier to list the ones that ''arn't'' ''aren't'' crazy.
4th Feb '16 11:50:10 AM Edrobot
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* Crazy Quilt (who's technically more of a Robin villain than a Batman one) also went crazy and became obsessed with color after going blind, and then getting experimental surgery that restored his vision but distorted his perception of color, though he was a thief even before the accident that left him blind.

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* Crazy Quilt (who's technically more of a Robin villain than a Batman one) was an artist who was also went crazy and became obsessed with color after going something of a cat burgler on the side. When an accident made him go blind, and then getting he opted for experimental surgery that restored his vision but distorted his perception of color, though he was a thief even before the accident that left him blind. He then went crazy and became obsessed with color.
4th Feb '16 11:48:20 AM Edrobot
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* Early versions of The Penguin, have him obsessed with committing umbrella-based crimes, though these days's he's simply a portly sociopath with a high opinion of himself who likes birds.

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* Early versions of The Penguin, have him Penguin were obsessed with committing umbrella-based crimes, though these days's he's simply a portly sociopath with a high opinion of himself who likes birds.himself.
4th Feb '16 11:47:01 AM Edrobot
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Batman's rogues' gallery has enough examples that's it's probably easier to list the ones that ''arn't'' crazy.

* The Riddler and riddles. Sometimes treated as an actual psychological disorder. At one point, he ''tries'' to stop leaving riddles, without success. Usually, though, he makes his disorder work for him, as the ''obvious'' answer to his clue masks the ''real'' answer, which is much more difficult to figure out.
* Cluemaster, the father of Spoiler, felt a compulsion to leave clues behind at the crime scenes, but he eventually got over it and stopped. Leaving clues, not committing crimes.
* ComicBook/TwoFace is usually compelled to commit crimes based on the number two or the concept of duality. Whether or not he kills a given individual is often determined by the outcome of a coin toss.
* SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker, DependingOnTheWriter, may only commit crimes based on the theme of jokes or pranks. Alternatively, the crime itself must be "funny" (albeit according to the Joker's own highly warped sense of humor).
** [[UsefulNotes/TheGoldenAgeOfComicBooks Back in the day]] Joker also had a compulsion to leave clues to his ''future'' crimes.
* The Film Freak only commits crimes that are re-enactments of famous movie scenes.
* The Calendar Man (real name [[StevenUlyssesPerhero Julian Gregory Day]]) commits a different crime each day, but will ''re-create that crime exactly, one year later to the day.''
* The Black and White Bandit (real name [[StevenUlyssesPerhero Roscoe Chiara]]), a MadArtist who became obsessed with black and white after going colorblind. He's got a SkunkStripe in his black hair, he has a Dalmatian named Domino, steals things like antique chess sets, etc.
* Joe Coyne (pictured above) was a failure as a criminal. Not only was he regularly caught by the police ("coppers"), his crimes only netted him pennies. Thus, to get back at "coppers and pennies," he launched a career as the Penny Plunderer. A career that Batman ended on his very first outing, but Joe's theme outlived him; he (not, as is often assumed, Two-Face) provided the giant penny that [[SuperheroTrophyShelf became a fixture of the Batcave]].
* UsefulNotes/{{The Silver Age|of Comic Books}} version of the Mad Hatter - the one with the red handlebar mustache - centered all his crimes around hats and other headgear.
* Crazy Quilt (who's technically more of a Robin villain than a Batman one) also went crazy and became obsessed with color after going blind, and then getting experimental surgery that restored his vision but distorted his perception of color, though he was a thief even before the accident that left him blind.
* It's DependingOnTheWriter, but Catwoman has a tenancy to go after anything that has to do with cats.
* Early versions of The Penguin, have him obsessed with committing umbrella-based crimes, though these days's he's simply a portly sociopath with a high opinion of himself who likes birds.
* Maxie Zeus is a gang leader believes himself to be the reincarnation of the Greek god Zeus. [[WrongGenreSavvy He is not.]] It's almost laugable given that the Greek Gods existence is an established fact within the DC universe, what with [[ComicBook/WonderWoman a well-known superheroine]] tracing her origin back to Greek Mythology. The key word being ''almost'', as he's very intelligent and resourceful despite his delusions.
* Some of the villains made up for the ''1966 {{Series/Batman}}'' TV series make Batman's comic book rogues gallery seem calm subdued by comparison.
** Egghead ([[StevenUlyssesPerhero Edgar Heed]]) was a big-headed bald guy who considered himself "the smartest man in the world" despite his obsession with egg-based crimes.
** King Tut was a guy who got hit on the head and started to believe he was an Egyptian pharaoh, and of course is obsessed with Egyptian stuff.
** False-Face ([[Creator/BorisKarloff Basil Karlo]]) ingested a chemical formula that let him change his face anyway he wanted, but at the cost of his own identity, so he started commiting crimes involving forgeries, and impersonation.
* In the ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries'' episode [[Recap/BatmanTheAnimatedSeriesE25TheClockKing "The Clock King"]], Temple Fugate is TheSociopath without any emotion, whose only interest in the world is being a ScheduleFanatic, clocks and time: he uses a TimeBomb triggered by an expensive watch, has an AbandonedWarehouse with a RoomFullOfCrazy Clocks, and conducts a BankRobbery by messing with a time lock. [[spoiler: All those tropes were exploited to lure Batman into a trap: Fugate acknowledges his obsession, and uses it against his enemies. The real]] EvilPlan is to kill someone in a ClockTower with the clock hands.

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* A great many Franchise/{{Batman}} villains:
** The Riddler and riddles. Sometimes treated as an actual psychological disorder. At one point, he ''tries'' to stop leaving riddles, without success. Usually, though, he makes his disorder work for him, as the ''obvious'' answer to his clue masks the ''real'' answer, which is much more difficult to figure out.
** Cluemaster, the father of Spoiler, felt a compulsion to leave clues behind at the crime scenes, but he eventually got over it and stopped. Leaving clues, not committing crimes.
** ComicBook/TwoFace is usually compelled to commit crimes based on the number two or the concept of duality. Whether or not he kills a given individual is often determined by the outcome of a coin toss.
** SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker, DependingOnTheWriter, may only commit crimes based on the theme of jokes or pranks. Alternatively, the crime itself must be "funny" (albeit according to the Joker's own highly warped sense of humor).
*** [[UsefulNotes/TheGoldenAgeOfComicBooks Back in the day]] Joker also had a compulsion to leave clues to his ''future'' crimes.
** The Film Freak only commits crimes that are re-enactments of famous movie scenes.
** The Calendar Man (real name [[StevenUlyssesPerhero Julian Gregory Day]]) commits a different crime each day, but will ''re-create that crime exactly, one year later to the day.''
** The Black and White Bandit (real name [[StevenUlyssesPerhero Roscoe Chiara]]), a MadArtist who became obsessed with black and white after going colorblind. He's got a SkunkStripe in his black hair, he has a Dalmatian named Domino, steals things like antique chess sets, etc.
** Joe Coyne (pictured above) was a failure as a criminal. Not only was he regularly caught by the police ("coppers"), his crimes only netted him pennies. Thus, to get back at "coppers and pennies," he launched a career as the Penny Plunderer. A career that Batman ended on his very first outing, but Joe's theme outlived him; he (not, as is often assumed, Two-Face) provided the giant penny that [[SuperheroTrophyShelf became a fixture of the Batcave]].
** UsefulNotes/{{The Silver Age|of Comic Books}} version of the Mad Hatter - the one with the red handlebar mustache - centered all his crimes around hats and other headgear.
** Crazy Quilt (who's technically more of a Robin villain than a Batman one) also went crazy and became obsessed with color after going blind, and then getting experimental surgery that restored his vision but distorted his perception of color, though he was a thief even before the accident that left him blind.
** It's DependingOnTheWriter, but Catwoman has a tenancy to go after anything that has to do with cats.
** Early versions of The Penguin, have him obsessed with committing umbrella-based crimes, though these days's he's simply a portly sociopath with a high opinion of himself who likes birds.
** Maxie Zeus is a gang leader believes himself to be the reincarnation of the Greek god Zeus. [[WrongGenreSavvy He is not.]] It's almost laugable given that the Greek Gods existence is an established fact within the DC universe, what with [[ComicBook/WonderWoman a well-known superheroine]] tracing her origin back to Greek Mythology. The key word being ''almost'', as he's very intelligent and resourceful despite his delusions.



* Some of the villains made up for the ''1966 {{Series/Batman}}'' TV series make Batman's comic book rogues gallery seem calm subdued by comparison.
** Egghead ([[StevenUlyssesPerhero Edgar Heed]]) was a big-headed bald guy who considered himself "the smartest man in the world" despite his obsession with egg-based crimes.
** King Tut was a guy who got hit on the head and started to believe he was an Egyptian pharaoh.
** False-Face ([[Creator/BorisKarloff Basil Karlo]]) ingested a chemical formula that let him change his face anyway he wanted, but at the cost of his own identity, so he started commiting crimes involving forgeries, and impersonation.



* In the ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries'' episode [[Recap/BatmanTheAnimatedSeriesE25TheClockKing "The Clock King"]], Temple Fugate is TheSociopath without any emotion, whose only interest in the world is being a ScheduleFanatic, clocks and time: he uses a TimeBomb triggered by an expensive watch, has an AbandonedWarehouse with a RoomFullOfCrazy Clocks, and conducts a BankRobbery by messing with a time lock. [[spoiler: All those tropes were exploited to lure Batman into a trap: Fugate acknowledges his obsession, and uses it against his enemies. The real]] EvilPlan is to kill someone in a ClockTower with the clock hands.
3rd Feb '16 3:07:08 PM Edrobot
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** Maxie Zeus is a gang leader believes himself to be the reincarnation of the Greek god Zeus. [[WrongGenreSavvy He is not.]] It's especially funny given that the Greek Gods existence is an established fact within the DC universe, what with [[ComicBook/WonderWoman a well-known superheroine]] tracing her origin back to Greek Mythology.

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** Maxie Zeus is a gang leader believes himself to be the reincarnation of the Greek god Zeus. [[WrongGenreSavvy He is not.]] It's especially funny almost laugable given that the Greek Gods existence is an established fact within the DC universe, what with [[ComicBook/WonderWoman a well-known superheroine]] tracing her origin back to Greek Mythology.Mythology. The key word being ''almost'', as he's very intelligent and resourceful despite his delusions.
3rd Feb '16 3:03:56 PM Edrobot
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** Early versions of The Penguin, have him obsessed with committing umbrella-based crimes, though these days's he's simply a portly guy with a high opinion of himself who likes birds.

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** Early versions of The Penguin, have him obsessed with committing umbrella-based crimes, though these days's he's simply a portly guy sociopath with a high opinion of himself who likes birds.birds.
** Maxie Zeus is a gang leader believes himself to be the reincarnation of the Greek god Zeus. [[WrongGenreSavvy He is not.]] It's especially funny given that the Greek Gods existence is an established fact within the DC universe, what with [[ComicBook/WonderWoman a well-known superheroine]] tracing her origin back to Greek Mythology.
3rd Feb '16 2:58:31 PM Edrobot
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** It's DependingOnTheWriter, but Catwoman has a tenancy to go after anything that has to do with cats.
** Early versions of The Penguin, have him obsessed with committing umbrella-based crimes, though these days's he's simply a portly guy with a high opinion of himself who likes birds.


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* Some of the villains made up for the ''1966 {{Series/Batman}}'' TV series make Batman's comic book rogues gallery seem calm subdued by comparison.
** Egghead ([[StevenUlyssesPerhero Edgar Heed]]) was a big-headed bald guy who considered himself "the smartest man in the world" despite his obsession with egg-based crimes.
** King Tut was a guy who got hit on the head and started to believe he was an Egyptian pharaoh.
** False-Face ([[Creator/BorisKarloff Basil Karlo]]) ingested a chemical formula that let him change his face anyway he wanted, but at the cost of his own identity, so he started commiting crimes involving forgeries, and impersonation.
3rd Feb '16 2:41:05 PM Edrobot
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** Crazy Quilt (who's technically more of a Robin villain than a Batman one) also went crazy and became obsessed with color after going blind, and then getting experimental surgery that restored his vision but distorted his perception of color, though he was a thief even before the accident that left him blind.
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