Franchise/{{Batman}} has built up one of the biggest and most popular [[RoguesGallery Rogues Galleries]] in the history of all media. Here are his deadliest and most recurring foes (though far from his only ones,):
!!In General
* AntiVillain: Not always but anytime there is a major city wide disaster many of the Villains work to help regain order, if only because said order benefits them more than utter chaos.
* AxCrazy: The majority of Batman's enemies are known to be a little...off.
* CardboardPrison: Arkham Asylum ''cannot'' hold any of them for long. The Joker and Scarecrow have stated that they feel that Arkham is not so much a prison but a ''place to relax'' in between {{Evil Plan}}s, and it's implied that the rest of the rogues view Arkham in a similar manner.
* DysfunctionalFamily / EvilIsOneBigHappyFamily: Depends on the writer and/or the age of the comics, but the Batman's Rogues often are portrayed in this way, specially the Arkham's inmates. Joker in ''Comicbook/DeathOfTheFamily'' clearly maintains that the Batman's Rogues are the real Bat-Family, and not their sidekicks. They're actually one of the more tight-knit rogues galleries in the Franchise/TheDCU, after Franchise/TheFlash's Rogues, happily playing card games with each other or swapping stories about trying to kill Batman.
* ShadowArchetype: Many of Batman's villains display negative forms of his own traits. Joker had a bad day but [[AxCrazy channeled it differently]], Scarecrow uses [[IKnowWhatYouFear fear]] but indiscriminately, and so on.
* TechnicianVsPerformer: One thing the rogues do is that they're trying to make the death of Batman or their crimes works of art. As Penguin once said:
-->'''Penguin:''' What is the point of the perfect crime if there is no one to witness it?

!!Specific Villains
* [[Characters/BatmanRoguesGalleryPart1 Part 1]]
* [[Characters/BatmanRoguesGalleryPart2 Part 2]]