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4. THE PENGUIN

Tim Burton's interpretation of the Penguin in 1992's Batman Returns, as performed by Danny DeVito, is repulsive in all the right ways. A squat, obese, bile-spewing, revenge-seeking mutant freak bent on killing off all of Gotham City's first born children, this new Penguin was a far cry from the cackling gentleman crook of the 1960's. His sad demise and penguin-escorted funeral procession are the most absurdly touching moments in all of Bat-cinema.