Breaking down the 25 greatest Gotham villains of all-time
Over the course of Gotham’s five seasons, we’ve seen a lot of villains come and go on the show. Some will be back with the upcoming season, while others remain in the past. We could also see some new ones pop up, but for now, that remains to be seen.
While Bruce never fully donned his iconic Batman suit until the final episode of the series, Gotham did an incredible job of diving deep into Batman’s gallery of rogues. You have villains of all different types and some are infinitely more dangerous than others. We’ve seen some of the classic villains mixed in with some newer ones who have only appeared in the show.
Each villain in the rogues gallery for Gotham had something unique about them. Some worked together while others acted as lone wolves. But no matter which way they went about things, most of them were downright dangerous. Gotham is just the beginning of these villains, too. Many of them go on long reigns of terror if the show is following the same timeline as the comics. In the comics, Batman never truly gets rid of most of the villains we’ve seen in both mediums.
We’re going through all of the villains we had the chance to meet during the show’s run and ranked them. The top 25 have wreaked havoc in Gotham.
25. Dr. Francis Dulmacher (The Dollmaker)
Portrayed by: Colm Feore
First appearance: “Everyone Has a Cobblepot”
The Dollmaker didn’t have a ton of screen time, but he’s still a villain worth mentioning because of what he does. He had two of his goons kidnapping children and sending them to him overseas. Dr. Francis Dulmacher would then harvest their organs and either sell them or use them in his experiments.
Dr. Dulmacher also had an encounter with Fish Mooney as she tried to flee Gotham to avoid an angry Carmine Falcone. Fish was on a boat when the Dollmaker’s goons raided it and took her captive. However, there was no way that organ harvesting was going to end Fish. Instead, he ends up surgically replacing the eye that she was missing.
Colm Feore plays the role well. He’s just creepy enough to make an impact in the two episodes the character appears in. However, the character gets knocked out before being able to punish Fish Mooney for her planned escape. The other prisoners had a nicely timed takeover once their cells were unlocked.
Despite the facility being on a remote island, the Dollmaker had a pretty far reach. His business was known internationally in the criminal underworld. He even had a specific company that he used to ship the children around the world, Trident Intercontinental Shipping. Jim Gordon and Harvey Bullock were able to take down his child trafficking portion of his business, though. The Dollmaker is just one of those guys who you really don’t want to come across.