I have recently been trying to catch up on as much Batman mythos as I can, however, I have only been able to get my hands on the first three Arkham games, the original Adam West Batman film, the first two Christopher Nolan films, the four Burton/Schumacher films, and the Season 1 box set for Gotham. That being said, I have noticed in the first two Arkham games the following fairy-tale-based villains:

1 Cyrus Gold/Solomon Grundy A zombie-like villain who took the name Solomon Grundy from a 19th century nursery rhyme of the same name.

2 & 3 Dumfrey & Deever Tweed/Tweedledum & Tweedledee Identical cousins who could pass as brothers, they resemble the characters Tweedledum & Tweedledee from Alice in Wonderland so much that they adopt the names, going on a crime spree.

4 Jervis Tetch/The Mad Hatter Obsessed with hats, developed a fixation on Alice in Wonderland and the characters in it, particularly the Mad Hatter and Alice.

5 Humphry Dumpler/Humpty Dumpty Man with an egg-shaped head and a compulsive need to fix things he considers 'broken'.

Intrigued by these five chapters, I was curious if there may have been any more, like maybe the Red Queen or Cheshire Cat from Alice in Wonderland, a character from an old fairy tale, or even a nursery inspired villain, much like Solomon Grundy & Humpty Dumpty.

I would appreciate any input.

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    What counts as a "Fairy Tale"? I'm not sure Alice in Wonderland meets most definitions of the phrase Oct 31, 2015 at 17:43
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    One quibble: Grundy is a Green Lantern villain.
    – Politank-Z
    Oct 31, 2015 at 17:44
  • @Politank-Z Grundy fights Batman plenty of times. I would venture to call him one of my favorite Batman villans despite the fact he originially fought the original (I think..yeah wood) Green Lantern.
    – kaine
    Nov 1, 2015 at 18:55
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    Joker fights Superman plenty of times. Slade Wilson fights everybody at one time or another. I would still call them Batman and Teen Titans villains respectively. Grundy was not just an Alan Scott / Green Lantern villain, he was an, if not the arch nemesis. That said, it is a quibble and not an outright objection.
    – Politank-Z
    Nov 1, 2015 at 23:40

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Alice in Wonderland/Lewis Carroll related villains:

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Walrus, Lion, Unicorn, March Harriet.

Other Fairytale/Children's Story related villains:

  • Scarecrow (in one continuity, Scarecrow sings "Ding dong, the Witch is Dead", a clear reference to the Scarecrow in Wizard of Oz)

  • Mister Toad, possibly a reference to Wind In the Willows.

1Along with the Mad Hatter, Tweedle Dum and Tweedle Dee, these villains make up the Wonderland Gang. For whatever reason, Alice doesn't appear to be a member of the gang.

  • Pretty sure there's a Mad Hatter too. I still remember his sidequest in Arkham City.
    – Ixrec
    Oct 31, 2015 at 21:40
  • @Ixrec - Yeah, but he's one of the five mentioned in the question, so he doesn't count as someone else.
    – Wad Cheber
    Oct 31, 2015 at 23:14

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