5 Villains Who Knew Batman’s Secret (& How They Knew)

Who doesn’t love the caped crusader, aka Batman, the beloved crime-fighting Superhero who hides the dark lanes of Gotham? He is one of the most mysterious superheroes ever existed. He hides his identity beneath a mask, but sometimes there are few people who discover his identity that Bruce Wayne is Batman !!!

Some characters from the comics know his identity, but there are some villains who also knew who really Batman is?.

Here is the list of Batman’s rogues’ gallery who knew his real identity!

1. Bane

Created by – Chuck Dixon, Doug Moench, and Graham Nolan
Debut – Batman: Vengeance of Bane #1 (January 1993)
Alter Ego – Unknown
Abilities – Genius-level tactician Master hand-to-hand combatant and martial artist Superhuman strength and physical attributes via the Venom drug

Bane is one of the strongest supervillains in the DC Comics universe; He wants to beak Batman. He has super strength and is a great tactician, so one day, when he had invaded a party when Bruce was there so he called him that he is Batman I can tell you he can’t hide beneath a mask, Bruce Wayne is the Batman. So he is one of the few Batman’s villains who know who really Batman is.

2. The Joker

Created by – Bill Finger, Bob Kane, and Jerry Robinson
Debut – Batman #1 (April 25, 1940)
Alter Ego – Unknown
Abilities – Criminal mastermind, Expert chemist and Uses weaponized props and toxins

Joker is the arch-nemesis of Batman, so he should be on the list of the people who really know the real identity of Batman. In Batman issue 40, Batman tells joker you once get into the bat cave but was shocked to see that Batman is a mere mortal rather than some other being. In other media like Batman Beyond film, joker tortures Tim Drake until he reveals who Batman really is.

3. Catwoman

Created by – Bill Finger and Bob Kane
Debut – Batman #1 (Spring 1940)
Alter Ego – Selina Kyle
Abilities – Expert burglar, Skilled hand-to-hand combatant, Skilled gymnast
Utilizes bullwhips, sharp retractable claws, and climbing pitons

Catwoman aka Selina Kyle is one of the few love interests of Batman, she sometimes team-ups with Batman to fight bad guys. Bruce loves Selina and somewhat is his girlfriend; she goes to parties with him. The couple has long shared a steamy and tumultuous relationship, but by revealing himself to her, Bruce Wayne becomes more vulnerable than ever.

4. Hush

Created by – Jeph Loeb and Jim Lee
Debut – Batman #619 (September 2003)
Alter Ego – DR. Thomas Elliot
Abilities – Genius-level intellect, Skilled surgeon, and master of disguise (via plastic surgery)

Hush is the most vicious and personal villain of Batman, he of the oldest acquaintances of bruce Wayne except Alfred. He is a friend of Bruce so, he knows about the real identity of Batman. In other media riddler and Hush team-ups to defeat Batman and He gets injured, so hush operates on him, revealing the true identity of Batman.

5. Talia al Ghul

Created by – Dennis O’Neil and Bob Brown
Debut – Detective Comics #411 (May 1971)
Alter Ego – same name
Abilities – Genius-level intellect, Master martial artist and hand-to-hand combatant

Talia al Ghul is the other love interest of Batman from which he had a son named Damian Wayne, who is the current robin. So it’s obvious that she knew that Bruce Wayne is Batman. Other possible reasons include that she is the daughter of Ra’s al Ghul, so she has a network of spies and intelligence.

Himanshu Bhardwaj
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