Top 20 villians in Batman's rogues gallery: #20-11
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19. King Tut
First appearance (television)"The Curse of Tut" 1966
First appearance (comic) "Batman Confidential" #26
Created by Christina Weir, Nunzio DeFilippis and José Luis García-López
Tut is one of only a handful of characters in superhero history to be created on television and later make the jump to comics -- and, in Tut's case, it happened decades later. When Tut first appeared in the "Batman" TV show in 1966, actor Victor Buono's performance was so unforgettable it seemed like the character had been established in the comics for decades. Thanks to Buono's portrayal of a brain-damaged (and very Caucasian) history professor who got bonked on the head and believed himself to be the legendary King Tut, the faux Egyptian ne'er do well became an accepted part of the Bat mythos. Many non-comics fans were surprised to learn Tut had never tangled with Batman in the comics and was created especially for the show, at least until 2009, when DC introduced a very different King Tut to the comics 43 years after Buono camped his way into becoming a pop culture legend. This inclusion in the world of comics speaks to Tut's resonance and is the main reason he makes this villainous Hall of Fame while characters like Egghead and Louie the Lilac are left in the dust.