Movie: Batman Returns (1992)
Villain: The Penguin
Played by: Danny DeVito
Sure, the previous incarnation of the Batman franchise was high-key and even kitschy, but there were some dark moments. The Ice Princess (Cristi Conway), the beauty queen chosen to light up Gotham for Christmas, gets a bit more than she bargained for when the Penguin and latex-clad Catwoman (Michelle Pfeiffer) get involved with the festivities.
There is a great moment of irony when she falls to her doom. She does ultimately push the button to light up the tree, but not in the way she intended. As far as the Penguin goes, yes, we acknowledge that he was a dastardly villain, but growing up in the sewers (or being married to Rhea Perlman all those years) would take a toll on anyone.