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Top 5 Best Obscure ‘Batman’ Villains

Batman has the best rogues gallery in comics. I’m sure you could rattle off over ten Batman villains without breaking a sweat. From archenemies like the Joker and the Penguin, to more minor characters like Man-Bat and Clayface, Batman’s villains are each classic in their own right. But who are some of the best obscure characters of the Dark Knight’s menagerie of bad guys? Here, we list down some of the most memorable obscure baddies who battled the Caped Crusader…

 

5. Professor Pyg

 

Professor Pyg, a fat man in a pig mask stands in a bloody room with a meat cleaver
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One of the creepiest, most insane Batman baddies ever created, Professor Pyg was introduced in Grant Morrison’s Batman run  and certainly left an impression. Running the equally freakish Circus of Strange, Professor Pyg lobotomizes unwilling victims into becoming mindless dolls to act as his muscle. Pyg turns out to be a mere minion for the main villain Simon Hurt but he proves to be much more memorable, both for his strange design, his disturbing methods, and his bizarre manner of speech, which manifests itself as random nonsense akin to a word salad. Pyg has since gone on to appear in various other forms of Batman media, such as Batman: Arkham Knight and Gothamcementing himself as one of the best new Batman lunatics.

4. The Condiment King

 

Batman villain Condiment King stands in a store covered in bits of mustard and ketchup

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From the scary to the ridiculous, the Condiment King is one of the sillier bad guys of the Batman universe but he’s made an impression for being so ridiculous he’s actually incredible. His gimmick is, you guessed it, condiments, as the Condiment King wields guns that shoot out ketchup, mayo, mustard, hot sauce, etc. If that doesn’t sound like a threat, well, its because it isn’t. The Condiment King always gets taken down very easily, as the most he can do is give you some stains. But he’s always hilarious when he does show up and he’s so little of a threat its easy to feel kind of a bad for him.

 

3. Orca

 

Orca, a half woman half killer whale, sits on a couch with some teenagers

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Another ridiculous Batman villain, Orca first appeared in the ’90s. A former marine biologist, Dr. Grace Balin got into an accident that left her paralyzed. Experimenting on orca whale DNA, she injects herself with the genetics and transforms into Orca the Whale Woman, with all the powers of a whale at her disposal! Her motives were always rather unclear and she had a few unmemorable appearances before being shot dead by Two-Face. Luckily for her, she’s appeared alive and well again in the DC Comics reboot Rebirthnow an opponent to Nightwing.

 

2. Copperhead

 

 

Copperhead, a super villain wearing a snake costume, leaps at the viewer

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Cooperhead, real name John Doe, was an assassin who took up a snake motif for his acts of villainy. He could use his costume to strangle people to death in its powerful coils and also had a venomous bite. His weakness was that he became obsessive toward a chosen target, ignoring everything else to his often detriment. Copperhead was killed during the Blackest Knight storyline and a new Copperhead, a woman called Jane Doe, took up the mantle of the snake in the New 52 reboot, antagonizing both Batman and the Flash.

 

1. Kite man

 

Kite Man, a super villain with a kite themed costume, crashes through a window

 

The poster child for silly super villains, Kite Man first appeared during Batman’s Silver Age. He was exactly what he sounded like, a kite-themed villain who tried to pretend he was something of a threat. After a scant few appearances, Kite Man joined the D list roster of Batman’s rogues gallery, languishing in obscurity for years. It wasn’t until the DC Rebirth where he was given a new lease on life, returning as a recurring joke villain who always got the short end of the stick from Batman and other heroes of Gotham. Whenever the writers needed a one off villain to get punched or humiliated, Kite Man was there. But Kite Man in this run is more than he appears and is given gravitas unexpected of the character, which we won’t spoil here. All we’ll say is: “Kite Man. Hell yeah.”

 

Who are some of your favorite obscure Batman bad guys? Tell us in the comics and get hyped for Batman Day on March 30th!

 

 

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‘Batwoman’ TV Series Will Feature DC’s First Lesbian Superhero!

It would be so exciting to see Kate Kane, a.k.a. Batwoman, the first lesbian superhero in DC comics, make her first appearance on TV!

 

American TV network The CW previously announced that they were going to introduce Batwoman to their Arrowverse, a setting of the shared DC-comics-based universe that is featured in several of their TV series. Now, the company has announced that Batwoman will be an independent program like the other shows: The FlashArrowLegends of Tomorrow, and Supergirl. Greg Berlanti (Arrow; Supergirl; Love, Simon) will be the leading producer.

 

Batwoman

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Kate Kane, alias Batwoman, is an out lesbian living in Gotham City. Inspired by Batman, she also masks her identity and becomes a superhero to fight evil forces. Ironically, according to the BBC, “Batwoman was introduced in the 1950s as a love interest for Batman to dispel rumors of his own homosexuality. The character was reintroduced in 2006 as a gay woman called Kate Kane.” 

 

No matter what intentions generated Batwoman, Kate Kane has already established her own vivid story in many DC comics. She is not an accessory to a male costumed crime-fighter; instead, she gets her own adventure, embodying hope for Gotham’s citizens while dealing with her own demons. 
 

Let’s hail Kate, the Batwoman, and eagerly wait for the upcoming debut of Batwoman in 2019!

 

 

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