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Name that alias (Batman's rogues gallery)

How many of these did you know?


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It would be hard to find anyone on the planet who does not know Batman's real identity. Batman's Rogues gallery is equally well known. But just how well do you know these characters? Can you match the actual full name of the character to their alias, without looking it up?

Sidenote: since we're talking comic book characters, of course some of them will have had multiple incarnations over the years. Consider yourself extra correct if you know more than one character that used the same alias.


Primary antagonists:

Catwoman
Harley Quinn
Mr Freeze
Poison Ivy
The Riddler
The Penguin
Two-Face
Scarecrow

Secondary antagonists:

Mad Hatter
Killer Croc
Man-Bat
Clayface
Calendar-Man
The Red Hood
Deathstroke
Clock King

And for bonus points: Polka-Dot Man


Did you know all of them? Then consider yourself the World's Greatest Detective!
 

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embee

Lawyer by day. Rules lawyer by night.
Egghead_from_Batman_66.jpg

No love for Egg Head?
 



No love for Egg Head?

I know, right! There are so many great villains. It was hard to pick just a few.

I had to make the tough decision to pick villains that people were most likely to know by their real name, either because they are so well known as characters, or because their alias is a clever spin on their real name.
 

ccs

41st lv DM
Missed these three:
Secondary antagonists:
Killer Croc
Calendar-Man

And for bonus points: Polka-Dot Man

Calendar-Man & Polka-Dot-Man - These have never stuck in my memory. Not when young, & not now.
Of course it doesn't help that over the years I've read maybe 3 issues featuring Calendar & zero with Polka-Dot. It wouldn't surprise me if the were used in some of the modern (90's+) Animated series, but I've only ever seen a few episodes of Brave & Bold.
Croc? I know this one, I really do, I swear.... It's in my head somewhere. But for some reason all I was coming up with was Kurt Connors (The Lizard in Marvel)
 



Harley Quinn - used to be Joker's right hand / main squeeze, has now self emancipated. Formerly Harley Quinzel, a psychiatrist. Fell in love with Joker, her patient, and began a life of wacky crime.

Mr Freeze - Doctor Victor something or other, a brilliant scientist whose wife has a rare disease that has kept her cryogenically frozen. Originally stole to support his research.

Poison Ivy - either a botanist gone rogue, aad environmentalist, or a plant elemental, depending on the writer.

The Riddler - Edward Nigma, the greatest Batman Foe ever. Loves riddles. Spent a short time as Batman's detective rival (my favorite version).

The Penguin - a short, squat businessman who loves birds, money... And crime!

Two-Face - once the Gotham DA, half his face was scarred by acid thrown by a mob goon. Now he's got a split personality who loves... crime!

Scarecrow - a masked villain who uses fear to commit... crime!

Mad Hatter - there have been many versions! I'm mostly familiar with the Animated Series version, who I believe was obsessed with Alice in Wonderland and used... computer chips in hats? to commit... crime!

Killer Croc - a circus performer with thick scaly skin who now dedicates himself to a life of... crime!

Man-Bat - I believe this was a scientist who, through some kind of science trickery, became a human-bat hybrid.

Clayface - lots of versions of this guy. Some could just change their face, others could change their whole bodies. Some are basically clay elementals.

Calendar-Man - a criminal obsessed with holidays and important dates on the Gregorian Calendar!

The Red Hood - originally this was the head figure of a gang, though anyone could wear the hood. Before he became an iconic villain, Joker was even hired to play him, though this ironically led Joker to being kicked into a bag of acid by Batman. When former Robin was resurrected due to Infinity Crisis shenanigans (wasn't a Superman punching reality apart?), he became the Red Hood, and is now a kind of antihero.

Deathstroke - the Bad Batman. Due to a childhood loss (weren't his parents killed by cops?), he dedicated himself to a life of crime. Or is that Prometheus?

Clock King - even better than the Riddler, the Clock King is obsessed with clocks... and crime! Tick tock, Batman. The bell tolls for thee!

Polka Dot Man - I believe this was a super thief who had a high tech skintight suit covered with polka dots, each one of which could be thrown out to some dramatic effect.


If I had it my way, I'd chuck all this info from my brain and replace it with, I don't know, how to speak Spanish fluently? But you can't always choose what's taking up brain space. Maybe there is a way I could use this knowledge... Perhaps if I dedicate myself to a life of................................... crime???
 


If I had it my way, I'd chuck all this info from my brain and replace it with, I don't know, how to speak Spanish fluently? But you can't always choose what's taking up brain space. Maybe there is a way I could use this knowledge... Perhaps if I dedicate myself to a life of................................... crime???

It's odd isn't it? Our brains are filled with the biographies of DC and Marvel superheroes and villains, the names of Game of Thrones characters, the names of all the Colonial Marines in Aliens, D&D monster entries and videogame characters.

Certainly not as useful as being able to speak Spanish. But for some reason many of these characters are all so memorable.

BTW, I included Polka Dot Man because he is by far the silliest and worst of Batman's villains, and he died in a very ironic way.
 

GreyLord

Hero
I knew all of them. There are several more that are not on that list that could be pretty secondary (or even primary characters, depending on the era), for example, where is Bane or Azrael?
 

Rikka66

Explorer
Missed Calendar Man, Clock King, and Polka-Dot Man.

I knew all of them. There are several more that are not on that list that could be pretty secondary (or even primary characters, depending on the era), for example, where is Bane or Azrael?

Well Bane doesn't have a real name, I believe. So that is a bit of roadblock to this game.
 


GreyLord

Hero
Missed Calendar Man, Clock King, and Polka-Dot Man.



Well Bane doesn't have a real name, I believe. So that is a bit of roadblock to this game.
Eduardo Dorrance

He is actually the son of another Batman Foe (which if I remember, Timothy Drake actually had to face in the Robin Series), Snake King, who's name is Edmund Dorrance.
 



Condiment King is right there at the bottom with Polka Dot Man as one of Batman's worst opponents. :D

Cluemaster is kind of a lame copy of The Riddler, in sharing pretty much the same gimmick. However, some of the stories involving Cluemaster make him more interesting. Especially how his daughter at some point started stopping his crimes under her own secret identity Spoiler, and even became the new Robin and Batgirl.
 
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