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Old 07-30-2018, 07:00 PM   #41
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My Top 10 underrated Bat-Rogues (in no order):

1 - Black Mask
He was introduced with a connection to Bruce Wayne and had similarities to Hush before Dr. Elliott was introduced. It was his own creator who had to dust him him off 9 years after his first use (only a villain gathering had Black Mask appeared in aside from that) that got him proper attention. However, Black Mask joined the mainstays with War Games and got a taste of being notorious atop the the underworld for a few years. Catwoman offing him in her only kill is something that Roman Sionias never quite recovered from. Dr. Arkham took his place briefly, but Black Mask while notable now is not where he should be.


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QUOTE]2 - Hugo Strange
Underappreciated perhaps, but not underrated.

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3 - Professor Pyg
I hate this disgusting character and would rather he just be a villain that appeared for a certain period and disappered.

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4 - Rupert Thorne
The most underrated. Such quick build and inspiration in Batman (1989) and Batman:TAS only to get two major arcs. He was dusted off in 2006 so Dr. Phosphrous could go after him again? This guy can be an untouchable puppet master if DC Comics would let him. I guess a smart writer will have to see what we see first and who knows if that will happen. Kite-Man got his day so why not?

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5 - Anarky
I never understood the purpose of this character. Bad guy? Antihero? Never really used.

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6 - Blockbuster
Major reoccurring not that bad of a guy,misunderstood brute. Killed off to show Suicide Squad really was what it implies. Brother ironically suffers a similar fate after manipulating Mark, but there is that Tarantula controversy. Less said about that the better. Mark came back in the New 52 though, right? Minor as could be and nothing really done with him. No heroclix of him even despite the 1965-1987 run in the rogues gallery.

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7 - Firefly
Switched Garfield Lynns for Ted Carson for what? Firefly had made it to the big leagues as Lynns. Never understood, the low ranking yet reoccuring threat being done away with.

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8 - Great White Shark
I would like to see the underworld of Gotham get more focus in general. More could be done with him, but I prefer Black Mask.

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9 - James Gordon Jr.
I prefer the precursor, government agent Tony Gordon. Like Professor Pyg he is too gross for me to appreciate.

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10 - Simon Hurt
He is what I was hoping Professor Pyg would become, a villain who only is major for a stretch of a few years or used by the writer who created the character only. What Dr. Simon Hurt needs beyond the surprise Rebirth Nightwing arc is to find a reason to return. The Court of Owls after him seem to have found a prolonged purpose, but as the demon worshiping Wayne ancestor he needs to be retooled
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Old 09-05-2018, 10:46 AM   #42
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I never even considered Condiment King a joke villain since he was one of three comdians under Joker's mind control in a single episode of Batman:TAS. Is Pack Rat and Mad Mod actual villains too? Well, Batman vol. 3 #54 legitimizes Condiment King giving him seven successful robberies and three murders. I am one who loves nobody villians, but this guy is one I never even catgorized as an actual low level villain.
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Old 11-03-2018, 11:32 AM   #43
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Black Mask no longer underrated as he becomes the 13th Batman villain to be adapted into film?
https://www.hotnewhiphop.com/birds-o...ews.63625.html

I was not sure of which thread to plant this on so I dropped it here.
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Old 12-12-2018, 11:09 AM   #44
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https://io9.gizmodo.com/birds-of-pre...1830970745/amp

Black Mask will be villain A and Mr.Zsasz will be villain B. I dont consider the plainclothes cameo in Batman Begins as an appearance so this will make 14 villains of Batman's rogues gallery to appear in a film as an antagonist.
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I think Mekros had a lot of potential. He showed up in Batman #501 and #502 and always has left an impression on me.

He's like a self-brainwashed hitman, going around quoting Machiavelli's "The Prince" as he does his murders.
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Old 12-12-2018, 11:24 AM   #46
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Old 12-13-2018, 09:43 AM   #47
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William Tockman, the Green Arrow villain who appeared in Batman (1966) two parter and fought Justice League International alongside Cluemaster or Temple Fugate of Batman: TAS?
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Old 12-13-2018, 03:39 PM   #49
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Black Mask will be villain A and Mr.Zsasz will be villain B. I dont consider the plainclothes cameo in Batman Begins as an appearance so this will make 14 villains of Batman's rogues gallery to appear in a film as an antagonist.
What sense does that make? He was clearly named as "Victor Zsasz", used a knife, and covered with scars.

No, he wasn't the "Top Hat & Tuxedo Variant" but it would have been silly to expect that then, or now. I mean, after the movie the comic books changed his appearance to make his Batman Begins look "official". If they've since walked it back I'm unaware of it.

I prefer the original look, myself, but saying it "doesn't count" in Begins is silly.
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I think Mekros had a lot of potential. He showed up in Batman #501 and #502 and always has left an impression on me.

He's like a self-brainwashed hitman, going around quoting Machiavelli's "The Prince" as he does his murders.
Mekros,huh? I have known of about every Bat Rogue from A list to D list, but that one escaped me! I see why too, it took place during Knight Fall and he only appeared in one story-line and never beyond that one off appearance. I only cared for Knights End of the whole long-winded story arc. I do like the quoting The Prince though.
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I just got done reading "Batman: The Cult" a few days ago. How about Deacon Blackfire? He's pretty obscure, but he sure got a lot done right out of the gate. Did he ever show up again?

I've mentioned this elsewhere, but I'm fairly certain that Nolan borrowed huge chunks of "The Cult" for "The Dark Knight Rises", and simply swapped Blackfire out for Bane.
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I just got done reading "Batman: The Cult" a few days ago. How about Deacon Blackfire? He's pretty obscure, but he sure got a lot done right out of the gate. Did he ever show up again?

I've mentioned this elsewhere, but I'm fairly certain that Nolan borrowed huge chunks of "The Cult" for "The Dark Knight Rises", and simply swapped Blackfire out for Bane.
He and a couple other low ranking bat rogues were reanimated to fight Dick, Damien, and Tim in Blackest Night: Batman mini.

Similiar to how The Wrath was reworked for The New 52 so was Deacon Blavkfire. His story took place in Batman Eternal which I did not read cover to cover. He returned possessing Maxie Zues, who also should have been dead in a second story, third overall. Comics, go figure!

What villain has the most rewrites? My guess is Dr. Death. There has been perhaps four different Dr. Deaths none replacing the other and all acting like the inirial encounter.
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He and a couple other low ranking bat rogues were reanimated to fight Dick, Damien, and Tim in Blackest Night: Batman mini.
I should've known that, thanks. Been a long time since I read Blackest Night.
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