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Joker (1989)

In 1989’s Batman, Joker (Jack Nicholson) becomes the Joker as we know him after mobster Carl Grissom sets up his second-in-command to be killed in a vat of chemicals. It doesn’t finish him off, but leaves him depraved and disfigured, with a maniacal laugh and deadly vendetta. Nicholson’s is a classic look that’s since been re-interpreted by Heath Ledger and Jared Leto.

Hugo Strange

In the DC Universe, Professor Hugo Strange is one of the earliest supervillains to face off against Batman, preceding Catwoman and even the Joker. He applies his psychology background and medical expertise to hatch plots to take down the Dark Knight.

Batgirl

In the DC comics, Batgirl is the female counterpart to Batman. Her true identity is Barbara Gordon, the daughter of Gotham’s police commissioner James Gordon. Much like Batman, she fights crime using a combination of martial arts, her wits, and an arsenal of high-tech gadgets.

Bill Wilson

Bill Wilson (Aidan Gillen) is the fan favourite character from the opening scene of The Dark Knight Rises. He is in charge of a mission to bring Dr. Pavel back to CIA Headquarters, but ends up with more than he bargained for when the masked mercenary Bane makes his way onto Bill’s plane in an attempt to retrieve Dr. Pavel for his own nefarious means.

Red Hood

In Batman, Red Hood is the alter ego of Jason Todd, who takes controls of multiple gangs in Gotham and cleanse the city of violent crime in his own way. He comes to blows against Batman and other superheroes who believe he goes too far, but he mounts a PR campaign to appeal to the public, which includes adopting a more traditional superhero costume.

Riddler

In the DC Comics, the Riddler (Jim Carrey), real name Edward Nigma, is a supervillain appearing in American comic books published by DC Comics, commonly as an adversary of the superhero Batman. The Riddler takes delight in incorporating riddles and puzzles into his criminal plots, often leaving them as clues for the authorities and Batman to solve.

Robin

As Batman’s sidekick, Robin helps defend Gotham against criminals like the Joker, Poison Ivy, and Catwoman. He later branches out on his own as Nightwing. Regardless of his superhero identity, he sticks to what he likes, which is a whole lot of spandex.

Poison Ivy

Poison Ivy, who was once known as botanist Dr. Pamela Lillian Isley, uses her knowledge of plants to produce toxins and mind-controlling pheromones to help her get away with her crimes. Together with Harley Quinn, they become one of Batman’s most powerful foes.

Nightwing

Dick Grayson adopts the identity of Nightwing after outgrowing his position as Batman’s sidekick Robin. Like his mentor, Nightwing’s parents were murdered by a mobster in Gotham when he was just a young boy.

Batman

Batman (Christian Bale, Michael Keaton, or Adam West, depending on your age) is the secret identity assumed by billionaire playboy Bruce Wayne, driven by the murder of his parents. For this costume, we recommend you upgrade the mask, gloves, boots, and cape — basically everything except the chest and belt.