Holy Danish bricks, Batman! Last weekend, The LEGO Batman Movie hit theaters and everything was awesome, providing a much-needed respite from this dumpster fire of a news cycle. The film not only reminded us why we love Gotham’s Caped Crusader in the first place, but was packed to the brim with all manner of Easter eggs, deep-cut references, and a cavalcade of Batman’s fearsome foes. In the world of comics, Batman unarguably has the best rogues gallery ever assembled, but even so, they can’t all be winners. For every Joker, Poison Ivy, Riddler, Scarecrow, Catwoman, and Harley Quinn, there is another way crappier evildoer lurking in the shadows, waiting to bumble their way through the mean streets of Gotham in an attempt to defeat the big, black bat. To celebrate those who didn’t cut the mustard, on today’s episode of The Dan Cave, we are paying homage to the best worst villains in Batman’s canon. They may not be criminal masterminds, but at least they’re good for a laugh.
Which of these is your favorite villain? Who would you add to this list? Which would you want to see in the DCEU?
Image: DC Comics
Sources: DC Comics, Wikia, Comic Vine, io9, Newsarama
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Dan Casey is the senior editor of Nerdist and the author of books about Star Wars and the Avengers. Follow him on Twitter and ask him about all things anime ( @Osteoferocious).