|“||If you join me, if you swear to serve me, if you never speak to your friends again, I will allow them to live. But, if you disobey even the smallest request, I will annihilate them Robin... and I'll make you watch!||„|
|~ Slade blackmailing Robin into serving him|
Villains who partake in the criminal act of blackmail - due to the nature of blackmail many of these villains are manipulative and cunning. Blackmailers are different from Deal Makers and Extortionists for subtle reasons. Blackmail follows the "I scratch your back, you scratch mine-or else" scenario and can involve the exploitations of a persons feelings. Deal Makers are usually less underhanded than Blackmailers, as they generally seem on the same page as the person with whom they make deals. Whereas Extortionists tend to be worse because they utilize abuse and violence to get their way while offering a lesser amount to their victims.