Every Batfan knows that The Joker is the best Batman villain. The two characters have an incredibly long history and compliment each other in almost every way. There have been great comics, movies, television shows, and video games dedicated to their rivalry. But that got us thinking...Who is Batman's second best villain?
The Dark Knight has an incredibly deep bench. Taking Joker out of the equation, Batman still has some of the most iconic villains in comic book history and they all bring something different to the table. You have gangsters, super geniuses, thieves, a couple of assassins, and plenty of plain old psychopaths and each one has a different personality usually accompanied by a colorful gimmick.
So that's going to be the next bracket: The Second Best Batman Villain. We have compiled sixteen of Batman's most dangerous, interesting, and memorable foes in an attempt to determine, once and for all, who is the Second Best Batman Villain. Our list is made with suggestions from other Batfans and is seeded based on the year of their first appearance. You may not agree with all of our selections but we think the list is pretty comprehensive. Sorry Calendar Man fans.
Here are the Starting Sixteen.
Catwoman vs Hush
Clayface vs Bane
Dr Hugo Strange vs Harley Quinn
Penguin vs Black Mask
Scarecrow vs Talia al Ghul
Two Face vs Ra's al Ghul
The Riddler vs Poison Ivy
Deadshot vs Mr Freeze
So there you have it. Be sure to vote on the first round of the bracket here. You can look at the entire bracket here. We encourage you to share the voting with friends who have an opinion on The Dark Knight The results of the voting will be announced on the next Mad Bracket Status show, which we stream live on our Facebook page.