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1----²[[foldercontrol]]²²[[folder:In General]]²* CanonForeigner: The majority of them - especially the one-shots were original to the show, as the Batman comics of the time had a much shallower RoguesGallery to draw from. The villains who ''aren't'' are a decidedly small list: Riddler, Penguin, Joker, Catwoman, Mr. Freeze, Mad Hatter, and the Clock King. In recent years they've gotten more references and cameos in "mainstream" Batman media, but none have really become outright [[CanonImmigrant Canon Immigrants]] like ComicBook/HarleyQuinn.[[note]]Given all the rights and likeness negotiations with their actors' estates, any adaptation would probably be InNameOnly anyhow.[[/note]]²* CardCarryingVillain: The lot of them ''love'' being bad, and only about one or two have given even semi-serious thought to reforming.²* ComplexityAddiction: Not just in their love of oversized [[DeathTrap deathtraps]], but also in most of their criminal schemes. Do you ''really'' need to dig up a store of gunpowder from the UsefulNotes/AmericanRevolution just to blast your way into the Federal Reserve? Even {{Lampshaded}} by the villains themselves.²--> '''Joker:''' Oh why don't we just heist a bunch of dynamite? ²--> '''Catwoman:''' Far too simple, Joker. And not half as much fun as being devilishly clever... after all, we're not common thieves.²* CriminalMindGames: In true Silver Age tradition, many of them love sending taunting clues to Batman and/or the police. Really, on this show ''every'' villain is an honorary Riddler.²* CutLexLuthorACheck: Zany, physics-breaking inventions are practically their stock-in-trade - seriously, the Joker once invented pills that could ''rewind time'' - but none of them ever even consider using their intelligence legally (or, indeed, using it for anything meatier than petty extortion and bank robbery).²* EveryoneCallsHimBarkeep: Almost ''all'' of them are known solely by their supervillain handles (Penguin even ''ran for Mayor'' with nothing but "Penguin" on the ballot). Even the ones who do have real names only get it brought up once or twice.[[note]]The main exception is the Mad Hatter, whose real name and villain handle are used almost interchangeably.[[/note]]²* GangOfHats: How their {{Mooks}} are inevitably tailored (usually with monikers to match). Some of the more iconic ones - Joker's guys are usually in white berets and red vests, Catwoman's wear cat-eared beanies and tiger-striped shirts, and Penguin's wear bowler hats and black jumpers.²* GenreBlindness: Every week they trap the Dynamic Duo in what they think is an inescapable death trap, certain they are done for. And then they are completely shocked when they turn up alive.²* PaidHarem: Rare is the arch-villain who doesn't have at least one pretty little moll hanging by at all times (even some of the villainesses got in on it!). Indeed, the '66 Gotham may well be the TropeCodifier, at least where Batman works are concerned.²* SpecialGuest: 99% of the villains were given a "Special Guest Villain(ess)" or "Extra Special Guest Villain(ess)" credit. The ''lone'' exception to this was Michael C. Carmel's Colonel Gumm -- guest heroes Green Hornet and Kato, got the special guest star credit instead and Carmel was included with the supporting cast in the closing credits.²* VillainTeamUp: Most famously in [[Film/BatmanTheMovie the movie]], where the main four became a full-blown LegionOfDoom. The four would later reunite in ''WesternAnimation/BatmanReturnOfTheCapedCrusaders''; [[spoiler: though unlike the last time, Catwoman found herself betrayed by her male comrades in crime.]] Subsequent seasons featured several smaller ones:²** Season 2 had Joker and Penguin, Catwoman and the Sandman, and finally Penguin and Marsha, Queen of Diamonds.²** Season 3 had Riddler and Siren, Penguin and Lola Lasagne, Egghead and Olga, Queen of the Cossacks, and finally Joker and Catwoman.²** The digital comic ''really'' picked up the ball and ran with it, since there's no more need to worry about casting budgets.²* WhereDoesHeGetAllThoseWonderfulToys: Batman may be a millionaire, but it's a complete mystery where the villains get funds for their gadgets, deathtraps, furnishings for their lairs etc. Special mention goes to Penguin in the movie, where he somehow finds the funds to buy war surplus submarine directly from the military.²* WouldHurtAChild: None of these guys (and girls) have any compunction about sticking high-schooler Robin in their deathtraps right alongside Batman (and they're certainly not unaware of his age, since most of them almost exclusively call him "Boy Wonder").²[[/folder]]²²!!Main Villains - aka "The United Underworld"²²[[folder: In General]]²-> "'' United Underworld? Ha! We're about as united as the members of the United World Headquarters on Gotham East River.''"²->-- '''Catwoman'''²[[quoteright:350:]] ²[[caption-width-right:350: "''Today Gotham City, tomorrow the world!''"]]²²The most recurring adversaries of the Dynamic Duo -- the Riddler, the Penguin, the Joker, and Catwoman. Normally the work independently, but on [[Film/BatmanTheMovie one occasion]] they teamed to take over the world with the help of an instant dehydrator, developed by Big Den Distilleries and designed to be an instant whiskey maker that they decided to put to - in Riddler's words - "[[UnusualEuphemism more universal use]]".²----²* DominoMask: Standard-issue for both Catwoman and Riddler.[[note]]At least, when he's wearing spandex.[[/note]] The movie also saw Joker and Penguin donning them.²* FalselyReformedVillain: A very common scheme with all of them (unlike the one- or two-shot villains, who are much more likely to be full-on outlaws). Penguin is especially fond of pretending he's "gone straight" for the millionth time.²* FourIsDeath: In the Movie, the one time they team up they rake up a rather disturbing body count thanks to the instant dehydrator (don't worry ''most'' of the victims got better -- those poor guinea pigs), considering none them had any body count to speak off on the show itself; frequent attempted murder on the Dynamic Duo, non withstanding.²* TakeOverTheWorld: Their goal in the movie.²--> '''Batman:''' They're working together to take over...²--> '''Chief O'Hara:''' Take over ''what'', Batman? Gotham City?²--> '''Batman:''' Any ''two'' of them would try that!²--> '''Commissioner Gordon:''' The whole country?²--> '''Batman:''' If it were three of them I would say yes. But ''four''? Their minimum objective must be... the '''''entire world'''''.²* VillainousFriendship: Clash of egos aside, they get along quite well ... when things are going their way. The minute they turn south they immediately argue and bicker.²[[/folder]]²²[[folder: The Riddler]]²!! ComicBook/TheRiddler²[[quoteright:350:]] ²[[caption-width-right:350:"''Outwitting Batman is my sole delight, my joy, my heaven on earth, my very paradise.''"]]²[[caption-width-right:350:[[labelnote:Click here to see him portrayed by John Astin ]][[/labelnote]]]]²-> '''Played by:''' Frank Gorshin (S1, The Movie, S3), Creator/JohnAstin (S2)²²The very first villain of the show to be introduced. Riddler is criminal genius who loves riddles and mind-games.²----²* ArchEnemy: Notably, in this version Riddler is a far more prominent foe of Batman and holds just as much claim to the title as the Joker, being depicted as Batman's most cunning and early on most persistent foe, leading to Riddler becoming the shows BreakoutVillain.²* BreakoutVillain: Not only was Gorshin's performance responsible for making the character an A-list villain, after previously being only a minor villain in the comics but he was the villain from first season with the most appearances.²* DemotedToExtra: After the first season, because Gorshin was holding out for more money. One second-season story was rewritten for a SuspiciouslySimilarSubstitute called the Puzzler[[note]]Also the name of a minor Superman villain, though it's doubtful the producers knew that[[/note]], and then the producers replaced Gorshin with John Astin for one story. Gorshin came back for one final episode in Season Three. As such he has the fewest appearances of the main four.²* EvilLaugh: A famous high-pitched out of control giggle.²* TheFriendNobodyLikes: The last issue of the digital comic indicates he's become this to the other villains, who refuse to invite him to their big convention because they expect him to leak everything to Batman. [[spoiler:He does it anyways.]]²* IconicOutfit: The question mark three-piece suit; designed by Gorshin himself since he hated wearing the spandex and wanted an alternate outfit when possible.²** The John Astin version also produced an iconic ''accessory'' - the question-mark cane.[[note]]Though note that it wasn't really codified as a must until ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries'' and ''Film/BatmanForever''.[[/note]]²* NearVillainVictory: Out of all the villains, Riddler came the closest to defeating Batman. All he had to do was trick Batman into making a false arrest and then proceed to file a wrongful arrest lawsuit, not for the money but because Batman would be forced to reveal his identity in court. The lawsuit was eventually dismissed, because Riddler didn't show up to court for [[UncertainDoom personal reasons]], but damn if he didn't come close. And this was all in the first episode.²* OralFixation: Had a habit of chewing on his knuckle or finger when he was nervous or thinking.²* TheRival: In the Movie, to the Penguin, constantly butting heads with him and being openly contemptuous of his leadership direct in contrast to Joker and Catwoman:²--> "That miserable, waddling mountebank of a bird! He couldn't finish a bag of popcorn!"²* SymbolMotifClothing: Interestingly, his spandex outfit is relatively light on the question marks; it's his suit that's ''really'' dotted with them.²* TropeCodifier: Gorshin's performance heavily set the tone of the character for decades, including the now iconic question mark suit.²[[/folder]]²²[[folder: The Penguin]]²!! ComicBook/ThePenguin ²[[quoteright:350:]] ²-> '''Played by:''' Creator/BurgessMeredith ²²The second villain to be introduced. Penguin is a self-styled "aristocrat of crookery" fixated on umbrellas and birds.²----²* AnimalMotif: Take a wild guess.²* ArchEnemy: Any of the big four would be a contender for this to Batman, but the Penguin is matched only with the Joker for the most (on-screen) battles with Batman. It's also notable that the EvilPlan in the movie was mostly if not entirely his.²** He's more indisputably this to Batgirl, being for all intents and purposes her StarterVillain. Later episodes also show that he [[HatesMySecretIdentity holds a grudge]] against Barbara Gordon for "spurning" him.²* TheCaptain: An evil variant. In the Movie, the United Underworld are equal partners on land, but in the submarine Penguin is the one in charge.²--> '''Joker:''' Don't sound so bossy, if you please!²--> '''Penguin:''' My dear sir, as the poet says: "On land, you may command, at sea it is me!"²* CoolBoat: In the movie, his pre-atomic submarine modified to look like a penguin complete with war surplus torpedoes.²* GoodSmokingEvilSmoking: Like his comic-book counterpart, rarely seen without his signature cigarette holder.²* GutturalGrowler: Interestingly, of the big four he has easily the hoarsest and most "thuggish" accent (partly due to Meredith, an ex-smoker, having to constantly smoke for the role).²* HighClassGlass: He wouldn't be the Penguin without it.²* TheLeader: Of the villains in the Movie providing the henchmen, the hideout, the equipment, and the submarine for a quick getaway though Riddler often challenged his leadership.²* ManOfWealthAndTaste: Well he certainly does his best to cultivate the image and unlike other incarnations he does manage to pull it off.²* NiceHat: He wore a very nifty purple topper.²* ParasolOfPain: Well, he'd hardly be the Penguin without one (or twelve) of these on hand like in "Fine Finny Fiends".²* PurpleIsPowerful: What made this Penguin stand out from other incarnations is rather than wear all black he wears a purple top hat and a matching bowtie.²* SesquipedalianLoquaciousness: Befitting his image of man of wealth and culture, he always talks in an elaborate manner.²* SocialClimber: A lot of his "gone straight" schemes (especially the "marry into rich/important family" ones) seem baked into this mindset, fitting his snobbish demeanor.²* TropeCodifier: Just like Gorshin, Meredith's Penguin influenced the character for decades -- interpretations of Penguin being a deformed social outcast are a fairly modern idea.²* VerbalTic: His signature "waugh waugh" - another byproduct of Meredith's reaction to all those cigarettes.²[[/folder]]²²[[folder: The Joker]]²!! ComicBook/TheJoker²[[quoteright:350:]] ²[[caption-width-right:350: "''I'll have it! By all the saints of wicked mirth, I'll have it! The last laugh will still be mine!''"]]²²-> '''Played by:''' Creator/CesarRomero²²The third villain to be introduced. A crazy harlequin with a love of demented pranks. ²----²* ArchEnemy: As mentioned above, he's tied with the Penguin for the most (on-screen) battles with Batman. Modern-day continuations like the digital comic and ''WesternAnimation/BatmanReturnOfTheCapedCrusaders'' take this for granted and go out of their way to make things more [[ItsPersonal personal]] between him and Batman. That being said, this version of the character isn't ''quite'' as malicious or personally involved with Batman as later incarnations and the Pengiun, Catwoman, and especially the Riddler hold just as much claim to the title as him.²* AxeCrazy: {{Averted}}, this Joker may have a few screws loose but he's not considered criminally insane and as such is sent to Gotham State Penitentiary for 10-20 years whenever he's arrested. [[note]] Arkham Asylum wouldn't be introduced to the comics until 1974 [[/note]]²* BewareTheSillyOnes: Outwardly the most goofy and [[FauxAffablyEvil approachable]] of the big four, but he'll go to some [[ truly horrible lengths]] just to spring his henchmen from jail (a fact that, funnily enough, subverts the character's usual BadBoss reputation).²* EvilCounterpart: His solution to beat Batman's insufferable utility belt? Invent his own! It was so effective, it had the Dynamic Duo on the ropes ... until Joker got cocky enough to switch an exact replica of his belt with Batman's as a prank. Cue the Dynamic Duo reverse-engineering to discover it's secrets leading to his defeat.²* TheFagin: "The Joker Goes to School" has him corrupting ''high-schoolers'' into joining his gang and even trying to ''[[WouldHurtAChild murder]]'' one of them, when she was no longer useful.²* ForTheEvulz: Most of the villains, will have some monetary goal in their schemes, but the Joker is the one who will do evil schemes just because -- best shown with his counterfeit currency scheme. He goes to the trouble of buying a comic book publishing house so he'll have ready access to ink and printing presses, he builds an elaborate human-like robot to infiltrate Gotham's main bank as a teller so he can pass out counterfeit cash .... that's intentionally left blank on one side.²* KnowsTheRopes: One of his more frequent gadgets is the "trick streamer" - party confetti that [[InstantKnots instantly knots]] itself around any unfortunate victim.²* LargeAndInCharge: If Batman's Bat-slide from "The Joker Goes to School" is to be believed, he stands a monstrous ''six-foot-six''.[[note]]In RealLife Romero stood six-foot-two; the only member of the cast to actually approach six-six was Alan Napier (Alfred).[[/note]]²* MonsterClown: Zig-zagged. While he ''does'' put the Dynamic Duo in the obligatory death trap, this Joker isn't really into mindless killing as part of his schemes (except that one time he tried to murder a high-schooler henchgirl), preferring elaborate capers based on whatever gimmick taken's his fancy.²* PsychopathicManchild: Of course, none of the arch-villains can be accused of being especially mature (or stable), but some of his interests - like out-''surfing'' Batman - are just flat-out ''weird''.²* OutOfFocus: In the Movie; all of the villains get a chance to shine except Joker, who's just sort of there by virtue of being one of the main four.²* RealMenWearPink: This Joker didn't wear purple, he wore a very distinct and iconic pink suit. Although the lighting would make it look like purple.²* TropeCodifier: Zigg-zagged. While no would dare say that Romero gave a bad performance, his successors in the role namely: Creator/JackNicholson, Creator/MarkHamill, and the late Creator/HeathLedger with their more sardonic and darker take on the character are more established in the public consciousness. ²* YouGottaHaveBlueHair: [[ZigZaggedTrope Zig-zigged]] - Romero donned a comics-faithful green wig for the role, but lighting issues frequently meant it would be photographed as every color ''except'' green. In older stills from the show especially, it could look brown, blonde, or even ''red''.²[[/folder]]²²[[folder: Catwoman]]²!! ComicBook/{{Catwoman}}²[[quoteright:350:]] ²[[caption-width-right:350: "'''''Pur'''''-''fect''"]]²[[caption-width-right:350:[[labelnote:Click here to see her portrayed by Lee Meriwether]][[/labelnote]]]]²[[caption-width-right:350:[[labelnote:Click here to see her portrayed by Eartha Kitt]][[/labelnote]]]]²-> '''Played by:''' Julie Newmar (S1 & S2), Lee Meriwether (The Movie), Music/EarthaKitt (S3)²²The last of the main four to be introduced. Catwoman is world-class burglar with an insatiable greed for wealth and riches, and much to her chagrin finds herself hopelessly in love with the Caped Crusader.²----²* AdaptationalVillainy: In contemporary comics, Catwoman was an unrepentant thief and gang-boss but not especially violent or sadistic about it (on several occasions she even saved Batman's life). Here, she's a {{Deathtrap}}-happy arch-criminal with the ''occasional'' humanizing moment, as exemplified by one exchange from "Scat! Darn Catwoman":²-->'''Batman:''' A wife no matter how beauteous, or affectionate would severely impair my crimefighting!\²'''Catwoman:''' But I could help you in your work! As a former criminal, I'd be invaluable. I can reform, honestly I can!\²'''Batman:''' What about Robin?\²'''Catwoman:''' ''(Disgusted)'' ROBIN?! ''(Beat; gleefully)'' Oh, I've got it! We'll kill him!\²'''Batman:''' ...[[{{Understatement}} I see you're not really ready to assume a life in society]].²* AscendedExtra: Only one appearance in the first season, she was given significantly more stories in the follow-up seasons.²* CatsHaveNineLives: She seemingly died twice, but always managed to comeback,²* ChildHater: On two separate occasions (three if you count ''[[WesternAnimation/BatmanReturnOfTheCapedCrusaders Return of the Caped Crusaders]]''), she casually proposes killing Robin after tying the knot with Batman.²* ClassyCatBurglar: Sometimes (especially in her debut episode), but more often than not subverted, as this take on the character was a lot more thuggish and never really above straight-up extorting or mugging people.²* ColorBlindCasting: African-American actress, Eartha Kitt was brought in to play Catwoman in the last season, having being previously played by white actresses. There was no comment on this, but since it was TheSixties, it meant Batman could have no romantic interest in her what soever.²** The digital comic uses the Newmar and Kitt incarnations interchangeably, depending on the writers' whims.²* DeathByMaterialism: Famously in her first appearance, she refused to give up her loot and fell into a chasm inside a cave.²* EvilIsSexy: InUniverse, even Batman admits it.²--> '''Batman:''' Give credit where credit is due, Robin. She may be evil, but she ''is'' attractive. You'll know more about that in a couple of years.²* {{Greed}}: Her most defining trait.²--> '''Catwoman:''' [''after double-crossing her sole henchman left after the Dynamic Duo arrested the others''] There's ''never'' enough for two!²* HoneyTrap: In the Movie, she successfully seduces Bruce Wayne in the guise of a Russian reporter, Kitka as part of the United Underworld's scheme to lure Batman into a trap by kidnapping Bruce Wayne.²* IconicOutfit: Her SpyCatsuit, made of jet-black SensualSpandex. This was actually the ''first'' take on the character to wear black, and like the Riddler example above, it was eventually ported into the comics (as well as AlternateCompanyEquivalent ComicBook/BlackCat).²* NeverGoingBackToPrison: She's demonstrated this attitude several times, which often leads to her [[DisneyVillainDeath leaping off tall ledges]] rather than give herself (and her current loot) up to the law. Good thing Batman and company [[NeverFoundTheBody never find the body]] and CatsHaveNineLives...²* NoHonorAmongThieves: In her partnership with Sandman she was fully intending to double-cross Sandman ... and was [[HypocriticalHumor indignant when he beat her to it]].²* PungeonMaster: Not quite as bad about it as Egghead, but she rarely passes up the chance to cram in a cat pun (or a "purr"). One episode had her running a nightclub where everything on the menu had "cat" somewhere in the name.²* StatuesqueStunner: Even ''without'' the heels, Newmar stood almost six feet; Yvonne Craig was reportedly terrified of facing her in a fight scene, and relieved to face the much-smaller Eartha Kitt.²* SexyCatPerson: As in every version of Batcanon.²* TookALevelInJerkass: Okay, she was never particularly good, but her feelings for Batman did a lot to humanize more than the other villains. But when Eartha Kitt was cast -- the romantic angle between the two was dropped and Catwoman became more nasty to the heroes.²* TokenFemale: The only main female villain on the show.²* TragicDropout: She makes the claim in "Catwoman Goes to College" that her life of crime is because she was a dropout. Not surprisingly, around here, it's quickly made ''very'' clear she doesn't have any actual plans to turn that around.²* VillainessesWantHeroes: Not that she hasn't ''tried'' dating people on her own moral spectrum... it's just that for the most part they're all {{Gonk}}s: she can't stand Joker's green hair, and Penguin's too... erm, [[DoubleEntendre small]]. Note also that unlike most versions of the character, she's perfectly fine with brainwashing or even ''killing'' Batman if she's not in a pining mood.²* WomanOfWealthAndTaste: Her lairs are always opulently decorated.²* WhipItGood: True to form, brandishes a cat o'nines as her usual weapon; its handle is also gimmicked to squirt KnockoutGas.²[[/folder]]²²!!Recurring Villains²²[[folder: Dr. Schivel / Mr. Freeze]]²!! Dr. Schivel / Mr. Freeze²-> "''Poor devil, forced to live in an air-conditioned suit that keeps his body temperature down to 50 degrees below zero! No wonder his mind is warped.''"²->-- '''Batman'''²[[quoteright:350:]] ² [[caption-width-right:350: L to R: Sanders, Preminger, Wallach]]²-> '''Played by:''' Creator/GeorgeSanders (S1), Creator/OttoPreminger (S2), Creator/EliWallach (S2)²²A MadScientist forced to live in a sub-zero temperatures after Batman accidentally spilled cryogenic chemicals on him. He appeared three times and was notably played by a different actor in each appearance.²----²* AdaptationNameChange: At the time, his comics counterpart (who had all of ''one'' story under his belt) was called Mr. Zero. The "Mr. Freeze" moniker stuck and was quickly [[RetCanon back-ported]] to the comics.[[note]]Which supposedly led to the writer of his debut episode looking to claim royalties.[[/note]]²* AffablyEvil: Sanders and Wallach; the Sanders even noted how he really didn't want to kill the Dynamic Duo, considering them fine people, but he felt he had no choice because he wanted revenge for the accident that made him the way is.²** FauxAffablyEvil: The Preminger version has a thin veneer of politeness, but he's really nothing more than a cold, cruel bully.²* BadHumorTruck: He's very fond of using ice-cream trucks (and factories) as bases of operation.²* BaldOfEvil: Otto Preminger version only.²* CostumeEvolution: The George Sanders version was a handsome middle-aged man force to wear a special suit. The subsequent incarnations looked inhuman with their ghastly blue skin and freeze collar making him look closer to modern incarnations of the character.²* FreudianExcuse: He was just a MadScientist, until Batman spilled those chemicals on him.²* HerrDoktor: Sanders and Wallach gave him a German accent. Preminger used his natural Austrian accent.²* {{Revenge}}: His primarily motivation for what Batman did to him -- even if it was an accident. ²--> "You must pay for what you did to me. For forcing me to live like this. Never again to know the warmth of a summer breeze. Never to feel the heat of burning logs in winter time. Revenge. That is what I need. Revenge! I will have revenge!²* TragicVillain: Out of all the villains, it's hard to not to pity him considering he ''can't'' survive in normal temperatures without his special refrigerator suit or freeze collar. Even Batman pities him, and inpart believes himself responsible for Mr. Freeze's current state to a degree.²* VerbalTic: The Preminger version, for reasons known only to him, often tacked "Wild!" in-between his sentences.²* VillainForgotToLevelGrind: His only gimmick is his FreezeRay. By his last appearance, the Dynamic Duo have invented special thermal underwear to NoSell it, leaving Mr. Freeze helpless.²* WickedCultured: The George Sanders version enjoyed the finer things in life when in his lair he would lounge around in a fine dressing gown; he even timed how quickly it took his subzero skin to chill different liquors!²* WolverinePublicity: In modern continuations and merchandising the Preminger version is the one that's used, possibly because he's the one more in tune with the how the character is modernly portrayed; ironic since Preminger was so rude and unprofessional that the production team brought in somebody else for Mr. Freeze's last appearance.²[[/folder]]²²[[folder: Jervis Tetch / The Mad Hatter]]²!! Jervis Tetch / The Mad Hatter²[[quoteright:350:]] ²-> '''Played by:''' David Wayne²²A particularly nasty thief obsessed with hats, who's dedicated his entire career to trying to add Batman's cowl to his collection.²----²* AliceAllusion: {{Averted}}. Tetch is obsessed with hats and ''just'' hats, per his characterization in the comics of the time.²* AxCrazy: As bad as Gotham's other arch-villains can be, not ''one'' of them looked forward to ''[[FlayedAlive skinning people alive]]'' and making hats out of the resulting GenuineHumanHide.²* CollectorOfTheStrange: Hats. It's a rather unhealthy obsession.²* TheDeterminator: He will do ''anything'' to get his hands on Batman's cowl -- he even made it radioactive just to get Batman to take it off; [[DidntThinkThisThrough ignoring the health risks of manhandling a radioactive cowl himself]].²* {{Jerkass}}: The Mad Hatter is one of the meanest and humorless villains on the show.²* NiceHat: A trick top hat with a pair of mechanical hypnotic eyes designed to knock victims out.²* RageAgainstTheLegalSystem: In his first appearance, he kidnapped the members of the jury that convicted him at his last trial.²* SharpDressedMan: He always wears a very dapper gray morning suit to go with his top hat.²[[/folder]]²²[[folder: Prof. William [=McElroy=] / King Tut]]²!! Prof. William [=McElroy=] / King Tut²[[quoteright:350:]] ²-> '''Played by:''' Victor Buono²²A mild-mannered Egyptology professor who whenever he gets bumped on the head is convinced he's the reincarnation of King Tut and that Gotham is Thebes. The only villain outside of the main four to appear in all three seasons.²----²* BewareTheSillyOnes: While he's one of the goofiest villains in terms of personality, he's ''also'' an utterly ruthless would-be tyrant (once torturing his moll into permanent insanity for daring to bring up his alter-ego), and in some respects [[NearVillainVictory actually came closest]] to unearthing Batman's secret identity.²* EvilIsHammy: Tut has to be the most bombastic villain on the show.²* JekyllAndHyde: Tut is only a villain when he gets bumped on the head. Another bump and he's back to his mild-mannered self.²* NephariousPharaoh: His main gimmick, though he mixes it with others as necessary.²* SplitPersonalityTakeover: His Season 3 appearances (perhaps [[FridgeHorror inadvertently]]) hint at this - the justice system has apparently started treating him as a full-blown criminal, even locking him up in the Arch Criminal Wing alongside the likes of Joker and Penguin. The digital comic makes it even ''worse'', confirming that Tut has, at the very least, learned how to masquerade as his civilian side.²[[/folder]]²²[[folder: Egghead]]²!! Egghead²[[quoteright:349:]] ²-> '''Played by:''' Creator/VincentPrice²²An eggceptionally smarmy - and pun-loving - EvilGenius who will stop at nothing to prove himself the greatest mind in Gotham (and [[TodayXTomorrowTheWorld the world]]).²----²* AwesomenessByAnalysis: Out of all the villains, Egghead is the only one to realize that Batman would ''have'' to be a millionaire to fund his super heroics. After a simple process of elimination of Gotham's elite (one is too old, once has a French accent, one is left-handed, etc.) he concludes that Bruce Wayne is the only candidate.[[note]]Note that he's beaten ComicBook/RasAlGhul to it by a good five years![[/note]] Though for some reason, when the mind-reading machine he was going to use to check frizzes out, Egghead just drops the whole thing.²* DirtyCoward: This could apply to most if not all of the arch-criminals, but Egghead is the only one who flat-out ''admits'' it - to Batgirl, no less!²* MyBrainIsBig: With a chrome-dome like that, what would you expect?²* PungeonMaster: Belts out a truly ''eggcessive'' number of egg puns whenever he gets the chance.²* TrademarkFavoriteFood: Taken UpToEleven - according to Batman, his diet consists eggsclusively of grade triple-A white eggs.²* UnholyMatrimony: With Olga in the third season (though she's always quick to remind him he's only a ''prospective'' consort). This led to some serious BadassDecay for him, though he still had his moments.²[[/folder]]²²[[folder: Marsha, Queen of Diamonds]]²!! Marsha, Queen of Diamonds²[[quoteright:350:]] ²-> '''Played by:''' Creator/CarolynJones ²²A world class-thief obsessed with diamonds, usually assisted by her WickedWitch aunt Hilda.²----²* LovesOnlyGold: Nothing but diamonds are good enough for her.²* TheVamp: She seduces men to do her bidding thanks to love potions brewed by her Aunt Hilda. Batman was barely able to resist it, and only by sheer HeroicWillpower.²[[/folder]]²²[[folder: Shame & Calamity Jane]]²!! Shame & Calamity Jane²[[quoteright:350:]] ²-> '''Played by:''' Cliff Robertson and Dina Merrill²²Thick as a brick but always handy with his six-shooters, the modern-day {{Outlaw}} known as Shame loves himself every WildWest cliché in the book... but not as much as he loves some easy loot.²----²* DeadpanSnarker: A lot more prone to this than the other villains, since his default mood is very laid-back and dry. That said, he also ''gets'' snarked a lot, thanks to his slow wit and temper flareups.²* DiscoDan: He's almost as over-the-top with his gimmick as Tut's, but he's sane enough to realize it's not 1866... he just really, really wishes it was.²* TheFamilyThatSlaysTogether: He and his fiancee Calamity Jan make a pretty faithful OutlawCouple, and while Jan's mother Frontier Fanny [[ObnoxiousInLaws nags him a lot]], she ''is'' otherwise a fairly obedient and competent member of his gang.²* TheGunslinger: Keeping in with their Wild West theme, he and his gang are always armed to the teeth (not that it does them much good against the heroes' PlotArmor). He even keeps a LittleUselessGun in his hat as a last resort.²* NobodyCallsMeChicken: A rare villainous example - in his second appearance, this is how Batman draws him out of hiding.²* TheRustler: His debut episode played him as a modern-day version of this, an evil cowboy going around "rustling" cars and car parts.²[[/folder]]²²[[folder: Olga, Queen of the Cossacks]]²!! Olga, Queen of the Cossacks²[[quoteright:350:]] ²-> '''Played by:''' Creator/AnneBaxter²----²* EvilRedhead: Often obscured by her trademark fur hat, but it's definitely there.²* FunnyForeigner: Complete with over-the-top accent[[note]]Baxter even learned how to swear in Russian![[/note]] and cultural quirks that range from the funny ([[ExoticExtendedMarriage "Cossack queen is permitted up to six husbands!"]]) to the horrifying ([[IAmAHumanitarian "wedding borscht made from captured prisoners!"]]).²* SensualSlavs: Played surprisingly straight, given the [[UsefulNotes/ColdWar time period]]. What's more, she doesn't even ''pretend'' to have thoughts of a HighHeelFaceTurn.²* UnholyMatrimony: With Egghead.²[[/folder]]²²[[folder: Louie the Lilac]]²!! Louie the Lilac²[[quoteright:350:]] ²-> '''Played by:''' Milton Berle²----²* CigarChomper: In classic gangster style.²* RealMenWearPink: Goes around in a bright lavender suit, centers his whole gimmick around flowers... he makes the Joker look like a regular Creator/JohnWayne.²[[/folder]]²²!!Minor Villains²²[[folder: Zelda the Great]]²!! Zelda the Great²[[quoteright:260:]] ²-> '''Played by:''' Creator/AnneBaxter²One of Gotham's cleverest magicians - who also moonlights as the April Fool's Thief, stealing $100,000 every AprilFoolsDay to pay the unscrupulous inventor that comes up with most of her equipment.²----²* EscapeArtist: Her biggest draw as a performer, though she's also capable of smaller magic tricks.²* ForcedIntoEvil: While there were, perhaps, more ethical ways of solving her predicament, she's definitely not happy about her life of crime and draws the line at killing.²* GenderFlip: Her debut episode was loosely adapted from a comic ("Batman's Inescapable Doom Trap") that featured a male magician named ''Carnado'' the Great.²* HighHeelFaceTurn: The only Special Guest Villain(ess) on the show who promised to reform at the end, and evidently meant it. Note that the digital comic completely ignores this.²[[/folder]]²²[[folder: False Face]]²!! False Face²[[quoteright:350:]] ²-> '''Played by:''' Malachai Throne²----²* CompositeCharacter: The digital comic eventually reveals his real name to be [[spoiler:Basil Karlo, mashing him straight into the Clayface lineage]].²* MasterOfDisguise: Other villains dip into this every now and then, but only he makes it his stock-in-trade.²[[/folder]]²²[[folder: The Bookworm]]²!! The Bookworm²[[quoteright:350:]] ²-> '''Played by:''' Creator/RoddyMcDowall²²A failed author turned super crook.²----²* BerserkButton: ''Don't'' bring up his failed attempts at literary greatness.²* EvilBrit: He ''is'' played by Roddy [=McDowall=] after all.²* FourEyesZeroSoul: Wears some of the biggest specs in the series, and is also one of ''the'' most violently unstable crooks.²* HoistByHisOwnPetard: In the digital comic, he's eventually [[spoiler:trapped in the same spellbook that he tried to use against Batgirl, who knew the incantations better than he did. Whether this was fatal or even permanent remains to be seen.]]²* KnowNothingKnowItAll: He fancies himself quite the bibliophile, but naturally Batman (and Bruce Wayne) outclasses him.²--> '''Bookworm:''' I'm so much cleverer than all of you, you see. Oh as the poet says "They who loose today may win tomorrow".²--> '''Bruce Wayne:''' Wrong, Bookworm. ''Not'' the poet. That line's from Cervantes' ''[[Literature/DonQuixote Don Quixote]]''. [[LudicrousPrecision Part One: Book One: Chapter Seven]].²--> '''Bookworm:''' Poof! That devil. This fellow, he is almost as obnoxious as Batman.²** In the digital comic, he attempts an Egghead-style AwesomenessByAnalysis (though with different observations) to crack Batman's secret identity. Ultimately, he [[EntertaininglyWrong concludes]] that ''[[spoiler: Alfred]]'' is Batman.²* NiceHat: It comes with its own reading lamp!²[[/folder]]²²[[folder: The Archer]]²!! The Archer²[[quoteright:350:]]²-> '''Played by:''' Creator/ArtCarney²²Styling himself a modern-day Myth/RobinHood, the Archer is dedicated to [[JustLikeRobinHood stealing from the rich and giving to the poor]]... and, later on, stealing from ''them'' as well.²----²* NeverHurtAnInnocent: While his "altruism" definitely isn't selfless, he apparently holds himself to this standard, as his threat to kill Alfred if Batman won't give up his secret identity was just a bluff.²* TrickArrow: A big part of his arsenal.²[[/folder]]²²[[folder: The Minstrel]]²!! The Minstrel²[[quoteright:350:]] ²-> '''Played by:''' Van Johnson²²Rarely seen without his trusty mandolin, this deceptively foppish arch-villain knows everything there is to know about music - including the exact frequency needed to vibrate a city into dust.²[[/folder]]²²[[folder: Ma Parker]]²!! Ma Parker ²[[quoteright:350:]] ²-> '''Played by:''' Shelley Winters²²Proud mother - and manager - of four infamous bank robbers, Ma Parker has terrorized countless cities across the nation, but finds Gotham and its own clan of crimefighters a decidedly tougher nut to crack.²----²* EvilMatriarch: Evil to the core, but loves her children to [[MyBelovedSmother near-smothering levels]]... as long as they're following orders, that is.²* FemaleMisogynist: Dotes on her sons, but she has nothing but contempt for daughter; she openly hates girls believing they have no business doing crime.²* NoCelebritiesWereHarmed: A pretty blatant parody of Ma Barker, alleged ringmaster of the Barker Gang during Main/TheGreatDepression. All of her children are likewise named after famous gangsters of the era: [[ Pretty Boy]], [[ Machine Gun]], [[ Mad Dog]], and - [[GenderFlip most interestingly]] - [[ Legs]].²[[/folder]]²²[[folder: The Clock King]]²!! The Clock King²[[quoteright:350:]] ²-> '''Played by:''' Walter Slezak²----²* ClockKing: Played with. He ''talks'' a big game about planning his crimes down to the second, but in practice he's just really fond of stealing (and wearing) timepieces.²* GodCreatedCanonForeigner: His debut story was ''the'' last script penned by Creator/BillFinger, in what was almost certainly the first time poor Finger received ''any'' official credit on a Batman story.²* RelatedInTheAdaptation: The digital comic reveals he's actually Morris Tetch, the Mad Hatter's brother.²* RoguesGalleryTransplant: A Green Arrow villain transferred to Batman's rogues.²[[/folder]]²²[[folder: Chandell [[spoiler:and Harry]]]]²!! Chandell²[[quoteright:350:]] ²-> '''Played by:''' Music/{{Liberace}}²²A well-loved celebrity pianist, Chandell hides quite a few dark secrets - and a less-than-sterling conscience - behind his talented fingers.²----²* AdaptationDyeJob: The digital comic [[note]]presumably not wanting to shell out to Liberace's estate[[/note]] portrays him as blonde.²* CainAndAbel: [[spoiler:Subverted. While Chandell is being blackmailed by Harry, in the end they're pretty much equally rotten.]]²* TheCasanova: A well-known ladykiller - and he puts it to good use by having [[AmazonBrigade a trio of ladies]] as henchmen.[[note]]Yes, standards of the time means they can't throw a punch, but on the other hand, Batman & Robin WouldntHitAGirl...[[/note]]²[[/folder]]²²[[folder: The Puzzler]]²!! The Puzzler²[[quoteright:350:]] ²-> '''Played by:''' Creator/MauriceEvans²----²* EvenEvilHasStandards: Stealing plans for a prototype plane? Acceptable. Selling it to a foreign government? ''Unthinkable''!²--> "Have you taken leave of your senses?! I may be an Arch Villain, but I'm a naturalized ''American'' Arch Villain".²* SuspiciouslySimilarSubstitute: For the Riddler, due to Gorshin sitting out Season Two due to a contract dispute.²* WickedCultured: Had a propensity for dropping [[TheBardOnBoard Shakespeare]] quotes, a nod to his actor's Classically-trained background.²[[/folder]]²²[[folder: The Sandman]]²!! The Sandman²[[quoteright:350:]] ²-> '''Played by:''' Michael Rennie²²A master thief from Europe, the Sandman is able to put just about anyone down for forty winks with one pinch of his chemically-treated sand - and in the process, turn them into sleepwalking SlaveMooks.²----²* GoldDigger: His EvilPlan was seducing noodle queen, Pauline J. Spaghetti posing as doctor to cure her of insomnia so he could get his hands on her vast fortune.²* NoHonorAmongThieves: He teamed up with Catwoman but had no intention of sharing the loot with her; but on the flipside Catwoman was intending to do the same.²[[/folder]]²²[[folder: Colonel Gumm]]²! Colonel Gumm²[[quoteright:350:]] ²-> '''Played by:''' Michael C. Carmel²²The crooked foreman of the Pink Chips Stamp Factory.²----²* MundaneMadeAwesome: His entire EvilPlan revolves around the manufacture and circulation of ... counterfeit rare postage stamps. [[NotMakingThisUpDisclaimer Yes really]].²* PragmaticVillainy: Unlike many of the villains Gumm didn't try to trick or outwit Batman ''directly'' but was operating in secret. It was only the arrival of the Green Hornet that alerted Batman to him.²* RealMenWearPink: His work uniform because his employer, Pinky Pinkston is a girly-girl who demands it.²* OvershadowedByAwesome: Since his story was the crossover with Radio/TheGreenHornet, Gumm has the dubious distinction of being the only villain ''not'' to be given a "special guest villain credit".²* TrademarkFavoriteFood: Alphabet soup. He goes so far as to add [[UpToEleven extra letters]].²--> "This alphabet soup needs more consonants in it."²[[/folder]]²²[[folder: Black Widow]]²!! Black Widow²[[quoteright:350:]] ²-> '''Played by:''' Creator/TallulahBankhead²----²* PestController: Sometimes employs live spiders to help finish off her victims. The digital comic shows she eventually managed to breed [[GiantSpider one]] the size of a ''tank''.²[[/folder]]²²[[folder: Lorelei Circe / The Siren]]²!! Lorelei Circe / The Siren²[[quoteright:350:]] ²-> '''Played by:''' Creator/JoanCollins²----²* CompellingVoice: Her voice could hypnotize people, but it only worked on men.²* EvilDiva: Chanteuse by day, mind-controlling supervillainess by night.²* SquishyWizard: The one genuine metahuman among Gotham's criminals, but absolutely useless in direct combat (so it's a good thing our heroes WouldntHitAGirl...).²* WomanInWhite: Almost exclusively wears silver-white dresses; in her case, it's ''definitely'' a [[LightIsNotGood warning sign]].²[[/folder]]²²[[folder: Lulu Schultz / Lola Lasagne]]²!! Lulu Schultz / Lola Lasagne²[[quoteright:350:]] ²-> '''Played by:''' Creator/EthelMerman²----²* GoldDigger: Her main - if not ''only'' - ''modus operandi'' as a solo crook. People getting wise to this was what forced her team up with Penguin.²* OldFriend: To Penguin, they were childhood playmates.²* SatelliteCharacter: Penguin is pretty much the only character she ever interacts with; she doesn't even get to stick the Dynamic Duo in a deathtrap!²[[/folder]]²²[[folder: Lord Marmaduke Ffogg & Lady Penelope Peasoup]]²!! Lord Marmaduke Ffogg & Lady Penelope Peasoup²[[quoteright:350:]] ²-> '''Played by:''' Rudy Vallée and Creator/GlynisJohns²²A pair of aristocratic siblings from across UsefulNotes/ThePond. Rather high-handed and snobbish on the surface, but deep down... they're much, much worse.²----²* AristocratsAreEvil: Complete with their own BigFancyHouse ("Ffogg Place"), cricket pavilion, and servants that double as {{Mooks}}.²* EvilBrit: And how!²* TheFagin: Apart from direct burglaries, they also run a [[AcademyOfEvil "finishing school"]] teaching young girls how to steal and rob.²* ObfuscatingDisability: In his "civilian" guise, Lord Ffogg usually keeps his leg in a cast, claiming to be suffering from gout.²* SiblingsInCrime: Why they have different last names is never commented on.²* SmokeOut: Lord Ffogg's primary gimmick, produced by chemicals in his DistinguishedGentlemansPipe.²* VillainWithGoodPublicity: Up until the Terrific Trio nabbed them, they were considered some of Her Majesty's noblest subjects, with reputations beyond reproach.²[[/folder]]²²[[folder: Nora Clavicle]]²!! Nora Clavicle²[[quoteright:350:]] ²-> '''Played by:''' Barbara Rush²²----²* StrawFeminist: Her main gimmick. Interestingly, despite the militancy of her demands she's a lot more level-headed (and good-looking) than you'd expect from a '60s take on this trope.²[[/folder]]²²[[folder: Dr. Cassandra Spellcraft & Cabala]]²!! Dr. Cassandra Spellcraft & Cabala²[[quoteright:350:]] ²-> '''Played by:''' Creator/IdaLupino and Howard Duff²²An evil alchemist and her soppy husband.²----²* AlchemyIsMagic: Cassandra is an alchemist and her work blurs the two.²* OutlawCouple: A somewhat bumpier one than Shame and Calamity Jan.²* TotallyRadical: For some reason, their dialogue is peppered with {{Beatnik}} slang.²* WomenAreWiser: Villainous example - Dr. Spellcraft drives ''and'' plans all their schemes, while Cabala mostly stands around, takes orders, and makes wisecracks.²[[/folder]]²²[[folder: Minvera]]²!! Minerva²[[quoteright:350:]] ²-> '''Played by:''' Creator/ZsaZsaGabor²[[/folder]]²²!!Continuation and Spin-Off Villains²²[[folder: In General]]²* CanonImmigrant: They'll all prominent Batman rogues who were never in the original show because: a) they simply didn't exist yet (Harley Quinn, Killer Croc and Bane) or b) they did exist but weren't used for a variety reasons (the Two-Face script was rejected for being too gruesome, Hugo Strange and Scacrecrow wouldn't become prominent until after the show ended, Poison Ivy was just created when the show was airing, etc).²* KnightOfCerebus: Given the nature of their characters, they are a lot darker than the majority of the previous members of the rogues gallery.²[[/folder]]²²[[folder: Dr. Holly Quinn / The Harlequin]]²!! [[ComicBook/HarleyQuinn Dr. Holly Quinn / The Harlequin]]²-> '''Voiced by:''' Sirena Irwin²²----²²* AdaptationalHeroism: The Franchise/{{DCAU}} and the comics have gone back and forth on it over the years, but most of them agree that pre-villain Harley wasn't an especially nice or moral person, and mostly went to Arkham hoping to cash in on the inmates' fame. ''This'' version seems genuinely dedicated to helping her charges, and only becomes evil after a HeroicSacrifice to stop the Joker from driving the ''rest'' of Gotham insane.²* PunnyName: Somewhat downplayed. Her civilian name is much more mundane than the traditional "Harleen Quinzel", as is her villain handle.²* RollerbladeGood: Her villain costume is UsefulNotes/RollerDerby themed, much like the ComicBook/New52 take at the time.²* VillainousHarlequin: Even after going evil, she's a lot softer and sweeter than your average supervillain.²[[/folder]]²²[[folder: Harvey Dent / Two-Face]]²!! [[ComicBook/TwoFace Harvey Dent / Two-Face]]²[[quoteright:350:]] ²-> '''Voiced by:''' Creator/WilliamShatner²²Once Gotham's crusading District Attorney, Harvey Dent fell prey to his evil SplitPersonality when the left half of his face was horrifically disfigured. Now, he stalks the streets of Gotham as one of its most unpredictable - and deadly - villains, staking his every moral judgment on the flip of a coin.\²²Note that there are essentially two mutually exclusive versions of Harvey in the '66 continuity - one from the ''Lost Episode'' comic[[note]]adapted from an unproduced Creator/HarlanEllison treatment[[/note]] and one from the ''WesternAnimation/BatmanVsTwoFace'' animated film. While comparable in some respects, they have decidedly different origins [[spoiler:and ultimate fates]].²----²* EarnYourHappyEnding: [[spoiler: The animated version is one of the ''only'' incarnations of Two-Face who is able to conquer his inner demons resume civilian life.]]²* FallenHero: One whose fall this [[TheCape particularly idealistic]] version of Batman never stops lamenting. [[spoiler:In the animated film, said idealism is ultimately rewarded.]]²* InkSuitActor: He is drawn to look like Shatner during his Captain Kirk days.²* TwoFaced: Well, [[TropeNamer duh]]. The digital comic opts for the classic acid-in-the-courtroom origin, while the animated movie goes the more fantastical route of [[spoiler:him getting scarred by a machine that just extracted the evil from five of Gotham's worst supervillains.]]²[[/folder]]²²[[folder: Dr. Pamela Isley / Poison Ivy]]²!! [[ComicBook/PoisonIvy Dr. Pamela Isley / Poison Ivy]]²²----²* EvilRedhead: With a pretty big mane, to boot.²* SouthernFriedGenius: Complete with FunetikAksent, sugah.²²[[/folder]]²²[[folder: Bane]]²!! ComicBook/{{Bane}}²²Ruling a small Mexican village with an iron fist, the man known only as Bane has never been bested in combat, thanks to the strange green serum his most loyal lieutenants brew in the [[PyramidPower mysterious pyramids]] just outside his homeland. But eventually, inevitably, his ambitions turn to a certain city abroad... and to breaking its precious protector.²²----²²[[/folder]]²²[[folder: Prof. Jonathan Crane / The Scarecrow]]²!! Prof. Jonathan Crane / The Scarecrow²²----²²[[/folder]]²²²[[folder: Waylon Jones / Killer Croc]]²!! Waylon Jones / Killer Croc²²Once a mere {{Mook}} for King Tut, Waylon Jones greedily drank a magic potion during a time-travel caper to AncientEgypt - and in doing so, turned himself into a super-strong human-crocodile hybrid.²²----²²[[/folder]]²²²[[folder: Prof. Hugo Strange]]²!! Prof. Hugo Strange²-> '''Voiced by:''' Creator/JimWard²²An unassuming, learned gentleman that runs the Arkham Institute, devoting himself to containing and reforming Gotham's countless arch-villains. [[BitchInSheepsClothing Or so he'd have you think.]]\²²In truth, the man who styles himself "Professor Hugo" is one of Europe's most wanted criminal masterminds, who seeks nothing less than [[TakeOverTheWorld world domination]]. To this end, he's allied himself with several of the aforementioned arch-villains ''and'' [[Series/TheManFromUNCLE an international terrorist syndicate]]... but still, he hungers for more...²²----²* DeathBySecretIdentity: A non-fatal variant. [[spoiler:Not long after discovering Batman's secret identity, he's left an insane, babbling wreck who thinks ''he's'' Batman.]]²²[[/folder]]²----


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