Top 10 Weirdest Batman Characters

Script written by Zack Sims Batman has some of the best villains and supporting characters in pop culture, but let’s dive into the weirder side of Batman’s allies and foes. Welcome to WatchMojo.com, and today we’re counting down our picks for the Top10 Weirdest Batman Characters. For this list, we are taking a look at the stranger characters from the Batman mythos. These characters can originate from TV, film, or comics. They can be any type of character that has a relationship with Batman whether ally, villain or neither. Time to be weirded out. Special thanks to our user jkellis for suggesting this idea, check out the voting page at http://WatchMojo.comsuggest/Top+10+Weirdest+Batman+Characters
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Top 10 Weirdest Batman Characters

Batman has some of the best villains and supporting characters in pop culture, but let’s dive into the weirder side of Batman’s allies and foes. Welcome to WatchMojo.com, and today we’re counting down our picks for the Top10 Weirdest Batman Characters.

For this list, we are taking a look at the stranger characters from the Batman mythos. These characters can originate from TV, film, or comics. They can be any type of character that has a relationship with Batman whether ally, villain or neither. Time to be weirded out.

#10: King Tut


King Tut is Professor McElroy who believes he is the reincarnation of the ancient pharaoh and that Gotham is his ancient city of Thebes. Definitely not a professor of Geography. This character was created and used for the classic 1960’s Batman TV show and is incredibly campy even by this show’s standards. Assisted by his Egyptian themed henchmen which he calls the “Tutlings”, King Tut intends to claim Gotham as his own. His speeches are filled with Egyptian history lessons while praising Egyptian gods. Despite making Batman dance for him and even figuring out his identity at one point, Batman thwarts King Tut every time.

#9: Bat-Mite


Batman’s biggest fan from another dimension. Bat-Mite is one of the weirder characters in DC and first appeared in 1959’s “Detective Comics” #267. He was first portrayed as Batman’s version of Mr. Mxyzptlk. Having virtually limitless power, all he wants is to see is his favorite superhero, Batman, in action. Bat-Mite is more of a nuisance than a villain and often leaves when he angers Batman. He usually shown as a small man with his own version of Batman’s suit but with a lightning bolt instead of a Bat symbol.

#8: Clock King


It’s, sigh, “time” to talk about this weird Batman villain. First appearing in 1947’s “Star Spangled Comics” #70, Clock King is a clock themed Batman villain with no superpowers. He uses his great sense of timing to rob banks and pursue other criminal activities. His appearance has been depicted in multiple ways depending on how campy he is written, but he is most known for wearing either a clock mask with a clock staff or a business suit with a clock themed necktie. Clock King has appeared in “Batman: The Animated Series” as a toned version of the character with the ability to control time but his classic version has appeared in shows like “Batman: The Brave and the Bold”.

#7: Calendar Man


Created by Bill Finger in the silver age of comics, Calendar Man first made his appearance in 1958’s “Detective Comics” #259. This Batman villain has a obsession with holidays and special dates and his crimes always have a connection to the date he commits them. Calendar Man is most recognized for his classic outfit in which he sports calendar pages for shoulder pads. Since his debut, Calendar Man has appeared a few times in comics but has been used in other media like the ‘Batman: The Brave and the Bold” tv show and the Batman Arkham video games. He is shown as a darker character in the Arkham games with calendar themed tattoos and murder stories for the player.

#6: Professor Pyg


Created by Grant Morrison, he described Pyg as “one of the weirdest, most insane characters that's ever been in Batman” and he’s definitely not wrong. Professor Pyg is a scientist that captures people and turns them into “Dollotrons” by attaching masks to the faces of his victims and surgically altering them. He does this in his effort to make everyone “perfect”. Both strange and horrifying at the same time, Professor Pyg is often depicted as a normal sized man with a pig mask and dressed a bloody apron with dress clothes underneath.

#5: Egghead


This egg-squisite villain from the 1960’s Batman tv show, Egghead is an egg themed villain. Egg themed wasn’t an egg-xargation either. Egghead uses egg related puns in his speech, egg themed weapons and he dresses in an egg-stravagent white and yellow suit while having a long, pale bald head. Our guess is he was teased as a child and just took it to the egg-streme. His crimes also had a egg motif to them, like when we demanded a tax for every egg eaten in Gotham. What an egg-sentric. Egg.

#4: Condiment King


Created for “Batman: The Animated Series”, the Condiment King, is a Batman villain themed around condiments like mustard and ketchup. If you loved pun themed villains, you will “relish” this guy as he uses a variety of bad puns. He is usually shown wearing a outfit with small condiment packets on his sleeves and two guns that shoot ketchup and mustard from a tank on his back. He first appeared in “Batman: The Animated Series” and is quickly stopped by Batman after attempting to rob wealthy elites at a restaurant. He has since made his way to some comic book appearances but mostly as comic relief.

#3: The Mad Hatter


Combine “Alice in Wonderland” with mind control and you have essentially summed up The Mad Hatter. Obsessed with the novel, Jarvis Tetch was a scientist who turns to a life of crime using his mind control inventions. His crimes, outfit, and personality are themed around the book. He is often depicted as a shorter man with a oversized green hat which houses his mind control device. Despite his weird origins, he is not the first Batman villain themed around the Alice in Wonderland story, that honor goes to the villain duo of Tweedledee & Tweedledum. Recently in comics, the two work for The Mad Hatter as his henchmen.



#2: Flamingo


This matador look-alike is a serial killer who plagues Gotham City. First appearing in 2007’s “Batman” issue #666, Flamingo is a man who was brainwashed by the Mob and became a skilled contract killer. He also has a tendency to eat the faces of his victims. He is usually depicted as a man in a pink matador outfit riding a pink motorcycle brandishing a whip. His claim to fame in the comics is nearly killing Jason Todd by shooting him in the face. Later rebooted in the New 52 he is emotionless, flamboyant, and skillful, with a impeccable kill record to back it up.

Before we unveil our top pick, here are a few honorable mentions.

Crazy Quilt

Baby Doll

Emoticon Man

#1: Polka-Dot Man


Taking the top spot on our list is the very unskillful and silly villain, Polka-Dot Man. First appearing in 1962’s “Detective Comics” issue #300, his crimes where dot themed, like stealing a black pearl from an official who travels with a spotted leopard theme. His power comes from his ridiculous spotted suit which allows him to pull the spots off and use them for a weapons or portals. This campy villain was stopped every time and appeared sparingly in comics since. He did appear in the 90s, penniless and without his technology, and resorted to robbing a bank with a baseball bat. He has also appeared in “Batman: Brave and the Bold” as well as a lego video game.

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