The 'Gotham' Villains In Real Life Aren't So Scary

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One of the best things about the stylized, thrilling, easily addicting FOX series Gotham is that the show finds incredible people to play some of DC Comics' best villains, both before and after they become the evil masterminds we know and love (or perhaps more accurately, love to hate). We get a glimpse into the minds of characters like Oswald Cobblepot, aka The Penguin, and Edward Nygma, who will soon become The Riddler. But what's really interesting is seeing the actors who play the Gotham villains in real life. Newsflash: They're really not so scary. In fact, they all seem quite pleasant, which just speaks to the talent of the actors who portray them.

Here's how some of the best Gotham villains — and soon-to-be villains — compare on and off screen.

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