Is This a Spider-Man or Batman Villain?

By: John Miller

5 Min Quiz

Image: Marvel Entertainment

About This Quiz

Both Batman and Spider-Man have been around for decades, and in that time they've managed to accumulate a lot of very evil enemies. Do you know whether these villains are foes of Batman, or Spider-Man?

Vulture

Vulture is the second enemy ever to confront Spider-Man, but he didn't make his film debut until 2017's "Spider-Man: Homecoming." The part is played by Michael Keaton.

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Bane

Bane has super strength due to a super-steroid called Venom. He so strong -- and so dastardly -- that he once broke Batman's back.

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Doctor Octopus

With his four long, metal tentacles, Doctor Octopus is always getting grabby with Spider-Man. The good Doctor thinks he's awfully smart ... but he's never smart enough to beat Spidey.

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Chameleon

Chameleon is the first villain ever to oppose Spider-Man. The very first version of Chameleon had no real superpowers, but he used makeup to disguise himself.

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Joker

Joker is a psychopath with elaborate face paint and a twisted sense of humor. He's Batman's greatest enemy.

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Green Goblin

He's Spider-Man's worst nightmare -- he's the Green Goblin. Try as he might, Spidey never seems to be able to permanently vanquish his archnemesis.

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Beetle

After a beatdown at the hands of the Fantastic Four, Beetle took up the dark side of himself, becoming an enemy to Spider-Man. He uses his beetle armor to protect himself in battle.

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Catwoman

Does she love him? Does she hate him? When it comes to Catwoman's feelings for Batman, it's probably both. The two have a notoriously complicated relationship.

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Black Cat

Black Cat first appeared in a 1979 comic as an enemy of Spider-Man. But throughout the years, the two have become both professional and personal allies.

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Sandman

At first, Sandman was a dangerous enemy of Spider-Man. Later, the shapeshifting hero realized that he'd be better off if he teamed up with Spidey.

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Clayface

The Clayface character has taken on various identities, but he's most often portrayed as a shapeshifter who attacks Batman after he and Robin try to prevent Clayface from committing crimes like murder.

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Mysterio

Mysterio is one of Spider-Man's earliest enemies, a movie special effects worker whose disillusionment leads to life as a bad guy. He uses his expertise in deception to battle Spidey.

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Kingpin

Kingpin first appeared as a Spider-Man villain in 1967. He's one of the most powerful men in the Marvel crime world, and he's often committing a crime of fashion by wearing a white suit jacket.

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Harley Quinn

Harley Quinn is an accomplice (and lover) of Joker ... which means that she despises Batman. She's a sometime member of the Suicide Squad.

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Hammerhead

Hammerhead is a potent member of organized crime, and he's an enemy of Spider-Man. He suffered a terrible head wound, so part of his skull was replaced by an oddly-shaped metal plate.

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Mr. Freeze

A lab accidentally leaves a scientist on the verge of death ... unless he dons a special cryogenic suit and becomes Mr. Freeze. He's constantly trying to turn Batman into an ice cube.

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Grey Goblin

The Grey Goblin is a no-good deadbeat who is a lot like the Green Goblin. He's an enemy of Spider-Man.

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Poison Ivy

Poison Ivy is an eco-terrorist who uses the power of plant poisons to control and hurt her enemies like ... Batman. Sometimes she's found in the company of villains like Harley Quinn and Catwoman.

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Venom

Venom is a deceptively evil villain. It attaches itself to a host -- such as Spider-Man -- and then changes the host's behavior. Spider-Man barely escaped Venom's wretched effects.

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Firefly

The most recent incarnation of Firefly is based on a wealthy man named Ted Carson, who vies with Batman for Batwoman's attention. He's an expert with explosives, and he uses them to battle the forces of good.

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Hydro-Man

Spider-Man inadvertently created an enemy when he knocked a man named Morris into the ocean during a fight. Morris' body came into contact with the energy of a powerful experimental generator in the water ... and he became Hydro-Man.

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Killer Croc

A freaky sideshow attraction turns into a supervillain named Killer Croc. He terrorizes Gotham City with no one to stop him ... no one, that is, but Batman.

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Kangaroo

An Australian man running from the law escapes to the United States, where the authorities try to deport him. But he breaks out of jail and embarks on a life of crime, battling Spider-Man at every turn.

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Molten Man

A man named Mark Raxton was working on experimental liquid metal alloys that inadvertently touched his skin, giving him great new powers. Rather than fight for good, he became evil and fought against Spider-Man.

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Riddler

The Riddler loves tormenting the people out to solve his crimes -- he leaves behind clues like riddles to befuddle them. But Batman can always see through the Riddler's lies.

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Ventriloquist

He looks like a mild-mannered but eccentric man ... but he's the Ventriloquist, a fierce Batman enemy. He's fond of robbery, murder and mayhem, but Batman is out to stop him at any costs.

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Living Brain

The Living Brain is a super-advanced computer that uses its sharp intelligence to ruin Spider-Man's morning coffee.

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Lizard

Lizard is a supervillain that resulted from a genetics experiment gone wrong. Spider-Man does everything he can to reverse the experiment's effects so that Lizard can live his life as a normal human being.

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Penguin

Don't let the tuxedo fool you, Penguin is a terribly dangerous foe of Batman. He often uses weaponized umbrellas against the Caped Crusader.

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Electro

Electro is a supervillain who gained superpowers after being struck by, you guessed it, lightning. He's part of the Sinister Six, who oppose Spider-Man at every turn.

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