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* After Jim Gordon had shot the Joker, it looked like it was over until he stood up and took Jim's phone. The reader doesn't know what happened until the end of the issue.
* The comic brings up the possibility that the Joker is an EldritchAbomination terrorizing Gotham for centuries.
* All of the possible origin stories for the Joker told by the insane patients were a bit unsettling.
23rd May '16 6:08:29 PM Anddrix
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* James Gordon Jr. is one of the scariest new villains in recent comic book history. Completely separate of his heroic family members, James Gordon Jr. is an unrepentant [[TheSociopath psychopath]] and SerialKiller through and through. Part of what makes him so terrifying is that he can pull off a feeling of normalcy but there's always a sense that there's something wrong with him. Then we understand how vicious he truly is when we see him dismembering a man who stole his glasses a decade before. His psychological mind games are brutal and reminiscent of SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker in ways but without any comedy factor. For example, driving knives into his sister's paralyzed legs, letting her know that they're in arteries and also saving her by blocking them from bleeding it, and then proceeding to pull one out.

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* James Gordon Jr. is one of the scariest new villains in recent comic book history. Completely separate of his heroic family members, James Gordon Jr. is an unrepentant [[TheSociopath psychopath]] and SerialKiller through and through. Part of what makes him so terrifying is that he can pull off a feeling of normalcy but there's always a sense that there's something wrong with him. Then we understand how vicious he truly is when we see him dismembering a man who stole his glasses a decade before. His psychological mind games are brutal and reminiscent of SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker ComicBook/TheJoker in ways but without any comedy factor. For example, driving knives into his sister's paralyzed legs, letting her know that they're in arteries and also saving her by blocking them from bleeding it, and then proceeding to pull one out.



* The countless [[FountainOfExpies expies]] that Batman (and his allies) had to deal with throughout his years as a vigilante crimefighter is no laughing matter either! They're virtually literal dark mirrors on the Dark Knight himself and what he would of done had he not been so vigilant in his struggles for justice and the sanctity of Gotham City and the Gothamites residing. There are a few that deserve well deserve mention here since in their encounters they become something to dread whenever they show up. The infamous few that are just as much as our beloved Cape Crusader himself: 1. Owlman 2. The Wrath (I & II) 3. Hellhound 4. Catman 5. Killer Moth and finally the best for last. 6. Prometheus. Why him? [[BatmanGambit Because he single handedly]] [[CrazyPrepared out bested the whole entire JLA]]! And of course, to add more to this already hellish mentioning of true evils that mirror the Batman to a T. We have [[SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker Joker]], [[SplitPersonality Two-Face]], [[InsufferableGenius Riddler]], [[TheDreaded Scarecrow]] to name the few that mirror him just as well. Albeit, not as close as the aforementioned doppelgangers before them but just as bad.

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* The countless [[FountainOfExpies expies]] that Batman (and his allies) had to deal with throughout his years as a vigilante crimefighter is no laughing matter either! They're virtually literal dark mirrors on the Dark Knight himself and what he would of done had he not been so vigilant in his struggles for justice and the sanctity of Gotham City and the Gothamites residing. There are a few that deserve well deserve mention here since in their encounters they become something to dread whenever they show up. The infamous few that are just as much as our beloved Cape Crusader himself: 1. Owlman 2. The Wrath (I & II) 3. Hellhound 4. Catman 5. Killer Moth and finally the best for last. 6. Prometheus. Why him? [[BatmanGambit Because he single handedly]] [[CrazyPrepared out bested the whole entire JLA]]! And of course, to add more to this already hellish mentioning of true evils that mirror the Batman to a T. We have [[SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker [[ComicBook/TheJoker Joker]], [[SplitPersonality Two-Face]], [[InsufferableGenius Riddler]], [[TheDreaded Scarecrow]] to name the few that mirror him just as well. Albeit, not as close as the aforementioned doppelgangers before them but just as bad.



* Professor Hugo Strange, another well remembered and early recurring antagonist that predates fellow rogues [[SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker the Joker]] and Comicbook/{{Catwoman}}. In his early heydays, the Professor (like many others that fit the theme and times of the days of old) was a classic MadScientist throughout the 1940's. Mastering the art of chemicals, psychology, genealogy he did many unspeakable things ForTheEvulz. (Batman and the Monster Men come to mind?) He always pulled off cliffhangers on our readers and always returned [[TheUnfettered more determined then the last]]. In recent years, he has proven to be more wily, dangerous and even deranged than his previous incarnations. Being the very first villain and man to discover Batman's secret identity and having deep rooted resentment against Batman in very squicky fantasies [[spoiler:(dressing up as Batman in a very creepy makeshift costume based on his, talking to a female mannequin and kidnapping Mayor Klass's daughter).]] Heck, the man managed to gain control for a brief time in Gotham during the Legends of the Dark Knight saga "Prey" by helping the G.C.P.D as a profiler in order to pursue and discover Batman's identity. Secretly, to tip the scale between Hugo and Batman he manages to take in an officer with a seething hate and disposition with the Dark Knight and manages to hypnotize him and groom him into a murderous vigilante called "Night Scourge". Using this as a means to show Gotham that Batman is a threat to society than being it's protector nearly [[ThePerfectCrime got away with it and almost turned all of Gotham against him]]. Fortunately, Batman cleared his name and made a brave stance and managed to prove to the police as well as the city that Hugo was not to be trusted. It get's [[FromBadToWorse so much worse though]] in the next arc titled "Terror". Hugo working hand in hand with [[ScaryScarecrows The Scarecrow]]. The entirety of the story [[JumpingOffTheSlipperySlope shows Hugo more unhinged, deranged and dangerous than previously in Prey.]] It proves that, when Hugo shows up. Something is very wrong, that trouble is brewing with his presence...

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* Professor Hugo Strange, another well remembered and early recurring antagonist that predates fellow rogues [[SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker [[ComicBook/TheJoker the Joker]] and Comicbook/{{Catwoman}}. In his early heydays, the Professor (like many others that fit the theme and times of the days of old) was a classic MadScientist throughout the 1940's. Mastering the art of chemicals, psychology, genealogy he did many unspeakable things ForTheEvulz. (Batman and the Monster Men come to mind?) He always pulled off cliffhangers on our readers and always returned [[TheUnfettered more determined then the last]]. In recent years, he has proven to be more wily, dangerous and even deranged than his previous incarnations. Being the very first villain and man to discover Batman's secret identity and having deep rooted resentment against Batman in very squicky fantasies [[spoiler:(dressing up as Batman in a very creepy makeshift costume based on his, talking to a female mannequin and kidnapping Mayor Klass's daughter).]] Heck, the man managed to gain control for a brief time in Gotham during the Legends of the Dark Knight saga "Prey" by helping the G.C.P.D as a profiler in order to pursue and discover Batman's identity. Secretly, to tip the scale between Hugo and Batman he manages to take in an officer with a seething hate and disposition with the Dark Knight and manages to hypnotize him and groom him into a murderous vigilante called "Night Scourge". Using this as a means to show Gotham that Batman is a threat to society than being it's protector nearly [[ThePerfectCrime got away with it and almost turned all of Gotham against him]]. Fortunately, Batman cleared his name and made a brave stance and managed to prove to the police as well as the city that Hugo was not to be trusted. It get's [[FromBadToWorse so much worse though]] in the next arc titled "Terror". Hugo working hand in hand with [[ScaryScarecrows The Scarecrow]]. The entirety of the story [[JumpingOffTheSlipperySlope shows Hugo more unhinged, deranged and dangerous than previously in Prey.]] It proves that, when Hugo shows up. Something is very wrong, that trouble is brewing with his presence...
3rd May '16 6:38:06 AM aye_amber
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* Batman's disturbing portrayal of drug dependency in Venom which has a good dose of NightmareFuel and TruthInTelevision thrown in full spades. Part of the Legends of the Dark Knight anthology series (issues 16-20). Batman's reason to turning towards the fictional synthetic drug is because he failed to save one little girl from drowning to death in a cavernous section of the sewer. He ends up working unwillingly with the creator of the very drug [[spoiler: and father of said aforementioned girl, Randolph Porter.]] and begins developing sensational use of the drug. Batman starts undergoing many changes (physically, psychologically and through motor functions). It's hard to read the whole story from beginning to end since we get to see first hand that Batman's reliance and dependency on Venom ends up showing an almost rarely seen human side of him. Begging and pleading for more of the stuff and wallowing in himself inside. And besides being weak, he becomes more highly deranged with occasional roid rages and actually enjoys causing pain and suffering on his foes (surprisingly without nearly killing them!). It's both [[NightmareFuel disturbing]] and [[TearJerker sad]] to see the beloved Dark Knight into a big shambling drug user. And not only does it affect him, but it also nearly destroys the kindled friendships of Commissioner James Gordon and Alfred, with him beginning to question Bruce's health and well being. In order for Bruce to overcome the addiction, he needed to isolate himself for a straight 30 days in his own cave! As you might expect, during his detoxing period. He undergoes various craves and also [[SanitySlippage suffers horrific hallucinations]]. This very arc from beginning to end is just NightmareFuel to begin with. Oh! And if you think just the description itself is bad... [[SchmuckBait Wait till you]] [[http://i.kinja-img.com/gawker-media/image/upload/s--MWAkhFlh--/c_fit,fl_progressive,q_80,w_636/p0fovodwy70au6ed35fy.png get a]] [[http://static.comicvine.com/uploads/original/11112/111121690/3690821-1951947864-batma.jpg load of]] [[http://static.comicvine.com/uploads/scale_large/6/67663/2403056-new_edition.jpg This!]]

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* Batman's disturbing portrayal of drug dependency in Venom which has a good dose of NightmareFuel and TruthInTelevision thrown in full spades. Part of the Legends of the Dark Knight anthology series (issues 16-20). Batman's reason to turning towards the fictional synthetic drug is because he failed to save one little girl from drowning to death in a cavernous section of the sewer. He ends up working unwillingly with the creator of the very drug [[spoiler: and father of said aforementioned girl, Randolph Porter.]] and begins developing sensational use of the drug. Batman starts undergoing many changes (physically, psychologically and through motor functions). It's hard to read the whole story from beginning to end since we get to see first hand that Batman's reliance and dependency on Venom ends up showing an almost rarely seen human side of him. Begging and pleading for more of the stuff and wallowing in himself inside. And besides being weak, he becomes more highly deranged with occasional roid rages and actually enjoys causing pain and suffering on his foes (surprisingly without nearly killing them!). It's both [[NightmareFuel disturbing]] and [[TearJerker sad]] to see the beloved Dark Knight into a big shambling drug user. And not only does it affect him, but it also nearly destroys the kindled friendships of Commissioner James Gordon and Alfred, with him beginning to question Bruce's health and well being. In order for Bruce to overcome the addiction, he needed to isolate himself for a straight 30 days in his own cave! As you might expect, during his detoxing period. He undergoes various craves and also [[SanitySlippage suffers horrific hallucinations]]. This very arc from beginning to end is just NightmareFuel to begin with. Oh! And if you think just the description itself is bad... [[SchmuckBait Wait till you]] [[http://i.kinja-img.com/gawker-media/image/upload/s--MWAkhFlh--/c_fit,fl_progressive,q_80,w_636/p0fovodwy70au6ed35fy.imgur.com/4RSZD6K.png get a]] [[http://static.comicvine.com/uploads/original/11112/111121690/3690821-1951947864-batma.jpg load of]] [[http://static.comicvine.com/uploads/scale_large/6/67663/2403056-new_edition.jpg This!]]
10th Apr '16 6:33:23 PM Hourman
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* Professor Hugo Strange, another well remembered and early recurring antagonist that predates fellow rogues [[SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker the Joker]] and Catwoman. In his early heydays, the Professor (like many others that fit the theme and times of the days of old) was a classic MadScientist throughout the 1940's. Mastering the art of chemicals, psychology, genealogy he did many unspeakable things ForTheEvulz. (Batman and the Monster Men come to mind?) He always pulled off cliffhangers on our readers and always returned [[TheUnfettered more determined then the last]]. In recent years, he has proven to be more wily, dangerous and even deranged than his previous incarnations. Being the very first villain and man to discover Batman's secret identity and having deep rooted resentment against Batman in very squicky fantasies [[spoiler:(dressing up as Batman in a very creepy makeshift costume based on his, talking to a female mannequin and kidnapping Mayor Klass's daughter).]] Heck, the man managed to gain control for a brief time in Gotham during the Legends of the Dark Knight saga "Prey" by helping the G.C.P.D as a profiler in order to pursue and discover Batman's identity. Secretly, to tip the scale between Hugo and Batman he manages to take in an officer with a seething hate and disposition with the Dark Knight and manages to hypnotize him and groom him into a murderous vigilante called "Night Scourge". Using this as a means to show Gotham that Batman is a threat to society than being it's protector nearly [[ThePerfectCrime got away with it and almost turned all of Gotham against him]]. Fortunately, Batman cleared his name and made a brave stance and managed to prove to the police as well as the city that Hugo was not to be trusted. It get's [[FromBadToWorse so much worse though]] in the next arc titled "Terror". Hugo working hand in hand with [[ScaryScarecrows The Scarecrow]]. The entirety of the story [[JumpingOffTheSlipperySlope shows Hugo more unhinged, deranged and dangerous than previously in Prey.]] It proves that, when Hugo shows up. Something is very wrong, that trouble is brewing with his presence...

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* Professor Hugo Strange, another well remembered and early recurring antagonist that predates fellow rogues [[SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker the Joker]] and Catwoman.Comicbook/{{Catwoman}}. In his early heydays, the Professor (like many others that fit the theme and times of the days of old) was a classic MadScientist throughout the 1940's. Mastering the art of chemicals, psychology, genealogy he did many unspeakable things ForTheEvulz. (Batman and the Monster Men come to mind?) He always pulled off cliffhangers on our readers and always returned [[TheUnfettered more determined then the last]]. In recent years, he has proven to be more wily, dangerous and even deranged than his previous incarnations. Being the very first villain and man to discover Batman's secret identity and having deep rooted resentment against Batman in very squicky fantasies [[spoiler:(dressing up as Batman in a very creepy makeshift costume based on his, talking to a female mannequin and kidnapping Mayor Klass's daughter).]] Heck, the man managed to gain control for a brief time in Gotham during the Legends of the Dark Knight saga "Prey" by helping the G.C.P.D as a profiler in order to pursue and discover Batman's identity. Secretly, to tip the scale between Hugo and Batman he manages to take in an officer with a seething hate and disposition with the Dark Knight and manages to hypnotize him and groom him into a murderous vigilante called "Night Scourge". Using this as a means to show Gotham that Batman is a threat to society than being it's protector nearly [[ThePerfectCrime got away with it and almost turned all of Gotham against him]]. Fortunately, Batman cleared his name and made a brave stance and managed to prove to the police as well as the city that Hugo was not to be trusted. It get's [[FromBadToWorse so much worse though]] in the next arc titled "Terror". Hugo working hand in hand with [[ScaryScarecrows The Scarecrow]]. The entirety of the story [[JumpingOffTheSlipperySlope shows Hugo more unhinged, deranged and dangerous than previously in Prey.]] It proves that, when Hugo shows up. Something is very wrong, that trouble is brewing with his presence...
10th Apr '16 6:31:59 PM Hourman
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* Professor Hugo Strange, another well remembered and early recurring antagonist that predates fellow rogues Joker and Catwoman. In his early heydays, the Professor (like many others that fit the theme and times of the days of old) was a classic MadScientist throughout the 1940's. Mastering the art of chemicals, psychology, genealogy he did many unspeakable things ForTheEvulz. (Batman and the Monster Men come to mind?) He always pulled off cliffhangers on our readers and always returned [[TheUnfettered more determined then the last]]. In recent years, he has proven to be more wily, dangerous and even deranged than his previous incarnations. Being the very first villain and man to discover Batman's secret identity and having deep rooted resentment against Batman in very squicky fantasies [[spoiler:(dressing up as Batman in a very creepy makeshift costume based on his, talking to a female mannequin and kidnapping Mayor Klass's daughter).]] Heck, the man managed to gain control for a brief time in Gotham during the Legends of the Dark Knight saga "Prey" by helping the G.C.P.D as a profiler in order to pursue and discover Batman's identity. Secretly, to tip the scale between Hugo and Batman he manages to take in an officer with a seething hate and disposition with the Dark Knight and manages to hypnotize him and groom him into a murderous vigilante called "Night Scourge". Using this as a means to show Gotham that Batman is a threat to society than being it's protector nearly [[ThePerfectCrime got away with it and almost turned all of Gotham against him]]. Fortunately, Batman cleared his name and made a brave stance and managed to prove to the police as well as the city that Hugo was not to be trusted. It get's [[FromBadToWorse so much worse though]] in the next arc titled "Terror". Hugo working hand in hand with [[ScaryScarecrows The Scarecrow]]. The entirety of the story [[JumpingOffTheSlipperySlope shows Hugo more unhinged, deranged and dangerous than previously in Prey.]] It proves that, when Hugo shows up. Something is very wrong, that trouble is brewing with his presence...

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* Professor Hugo Strange, another well remembered and early recurring antagonist that predates fellow rogues Joker [[SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker the Joker]] and Catwoman. In his early heydays, the Professor (like many others that fit the theme and times of the days of old) was a classic MadScientist throughout the 1940's. Mastering the art of chemicals, psychology, genealogy he did many unspeakable things ForTheEvulz. (Batman and the Monster Men come to mind?) He always pulled off cliffhangers on our readers and always returned [[TheUnfettered more determined then the last]]. In recent years, he has proven to be more wily, dangerous and even deranged than his previous incarnations. Being the very first villain and man to discover Batman's secret identity and having deep rooted resentment against Batman in very squicky fantasies [[spoiler:(dressing up as Batman in a very creepy makeshift costume based on his, talking to a female mannequin and kidnapping Mayor Klass's daughter).]] Heck, the man managed to gain control for a brief time in Gotham during the Legends of the Dark Knight saga "Prey" by helping the G.C.P.D as a profiler in order to pursue and discover Batman's identity. Secretly, to tip the scale between Hugo and Batman he manages to take in an officer with a seething hate and disposition with the Dark Knight and manages to hypnotize him and groom him into a murderous vigilante called "Night Scourge". Using this as a means to show Gotham that Batman is a threat to society than being it's protector nearly [[ThePerfectCrime got away with it and almost turned all of Gotham against him]]. Fortunately, Batman cleared his name and made a brave stance and managed to prove to the police as well as the city that Hugo was not to be trusted. It get's [[FromBadToWorse so much worse though]] in the next arc titled "Terror". Hugo working hand in hand with [[ScaryScarecrows The Scarecrow]]. The entirety of the story [[JumpingOffTheSlipperySlope shows Hugo more unhinged, deranged and dangerous than previously in Prey.]] It proves that, when Hugo shows up. Something is very wrong, that trouble is brewing with his presence...
10th Apr '16 6:17:28 PM Hourman
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* Professor Hugo Strange, another well remembered and early recurring antagonist that predates fellow rogues Joker and Catwoman. In his early heydays, the Professor (like many others that fit the theme and times of the days of old) was a classic MadScientist throughout the 1940's. Mastering the art of chemicals, psychology, genealogy he did many unspeakable things ForTheEvulz. (Batman and the Monster Men come to mind?) He always pulled off [[Cliffhanger cliffhangers on our readers]] and always returned [[TheUnfettered more determined then the last]]. In recent years, he has proven to be more wily, dangerous and even deranged than his previous incarnations. Being the very first villain and man to discover Batman's secret identity and having deep rooted resentment against Batman in very squicky fantasies [[spoiler:(dressing up as Batman in a very creepy makeshift costume based on his, talking to a female mannequin and kidnapping Mayor Klass's daughter).]] Heck, the man managed to gain control for a brief time in Gotham during the Legends of the Dark Knight saga "Prey" by helping the G.C.P.D as a profiler in order to pursue and discover Batman's identity. Secretly, to tip the scale between Hugo and Batman he manages to take in an officer with a seething hate and disposition with the Dark Knight and manages to hypnotize him and groom him into a murderous vigilante called "Night Scourge". Using this as a means to show Gotham that Batman is a threat to society than being it's protector nearly [[ThePerfectCrime got away with it and almost turned all of Gotham against him]]. Fortunately, Batman cleared his name and made a brave stance and managed to prove to the police as well as the city that Hugo was not to be trusted. It get's [[FromBadToWorse so much worse though]] in the next arc titled "Terror". Hugo working hand in hand with [[ScaryScarecrows The Scarecrow]]. The entirety of the story [[JumpingOffTheSlipperySlope shows Hugo more unhinged, deranged and dangerous than previously in Prey.]] It proves that, when Hugo shows up. Something is very wrong, that trouble is brewing with his presence...

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* Professor Hugo Strange, another well remembered and early recurring antagonist that predates fellow rogues Joker and Catwoman. In his early heydays, the Professor (like many others that fit the theme and times of the days of old) was a classic MadScientist throughout the 1940's. Mastering the art of chemicals, psychology, genealogy he did many unspeakable things ForTheEvulz. (Batman and the Monster Men come to mind?) He always pulled off [[Cliffhanger cliffhangers on our readers]] readers and always returned [[TheUnfettered more determined then the last]]. In recent years, he has proven to be more wily, dangerous and even deranged than his previous incarnations. Being the very first villain and man to discover Batman's secret identity and having deep rooted resentment against Batman in very squicky fantasies [[spoiler:(dressing up as Batman in a very creepy makeshift costume based on his, talking to a female mannequin and kidnapping Mayor Klass's daughter).]] Heck, the man managed to gain control for a brief time in Gotham during the Legends of the Dark Knight saga "Prey" by helping the G.C.P.D as a profiler in order to pursue and discover Batman's identity. Secretly, to tip the scale between Hugo and Batman he manages to take in an officer with a seething hate and disposition with the Dark Knight and manages to hypnotize him and groom him into a murderous vigilante called "Night Scourge". Using this as a means to show Gotham that Batman is a threat to society than being it's protector nearly [[ThePerfectCrime got away with it and almost turned all of Gotham against him]]. Fortunately, Batman cleared his name and made a brave stance and managed to prove to the police as well as the city that Hugo was not to be trusted. It get's [[FromBadToWorse so much worse though]] in the next arc titled "Terror". Hugo working hand in hand with [[ScaryScarecrows The Scarecrow]]. The entirety of the story [[JumpingOffTheSlipperySlope shows Hugo more unhinged, deranged and dangerous than previously in Prey.]] It proves that, when Hugo shows up. Something is very wrong, that trouble is brewing with his presence...
10th Apr '16 6:15:43 PM Hourman
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* Professor Hugo Strange, another well remembered and early recurring antagonist that predates fellow rogues Joker and Catwoman. In his early heydays, the Professor (like many others that fit the theme and times of the days of old) was a classic MadScientist throughout the 1940's. Mastering the art of chemicals, psychology, genealogy he did many unspeakable things ForTheEvulz. (Batman and the Monster Men come to mind?) He always pulled off [[Cliffhangers cliffhangers on our readers]] and always returned [[TheUnfettered more determined then the last]]. In recent years, he has proven to be more wily, dangerous and even deranged than his previous incarnations. Being the very first villain and man to discover Batman's secret identity and having deep rooted resentment against Batman in very squicky fantasies [[spoiler:(dressing up as Batman in a very creepy makeshift costume based on his, talking to a female mannequin and kidnapping Mayor Klass's daughter).]] Heck, the man managed to gain control for a brief time in Gotham during the Legends of the Dark Knight saga "Prey" by helping the G.C.P.D as a profiler in order to pursue and discover Batman's identity. Secretly, to tip the scale between Hugo and Batman he manages to take in an officer with a seething hate and disposition with the Dark Knight and manages to hypnotize him and groom him into a murderous vigilante called "Night Scourge". Using this as a means to show Gotham that Batman is a threat to society than being it's protector nearly [[ThePerfectCrime got away with it and almost turned all of Gotham against him]]. Fortunately, Batman cleared his name and made a brave stance and managed to prove to the police as well as the city that Hugo was not to be trusted. It get's [[FromBadToWorse so much worse though]] in the next arc titled "Terror". Hugo working hand in hand with [[ScaryScarecrows The Scarecrow]]. The entirety of the story [[JumpingOffTheSlipperySlope shows Hugo more unhinged, deranged and dangerous than previously in Prey.]] It proves that, when Hugo shows up. Something is very wrong, that trouble is brewing with his presence...

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* Professor Hugo Strange, another well remembered and early recurring antagonist that predates fellow rogues Joker and Catwoman. In his early heydays, the Professor (like many others that fit the theme and times of the days of old) was a classic MadScientist throughout the 1940's. Mastering the art of chemicals, psychology, genealogy he did many unspeakable things ForTheEvulz. (Batman and the Monster Men come to mind?) He always pulled off [[Cliffhangers [[Cliffhanger cliffhangers on our readers]] and always returned [[TheUnfettered more determined then the last]]. In recent years, he has proven to be more wily, dangerous and even deranged than his previous incarnations. Being the very first villain and man to discover Batman's secret identity and having deep rooted resentment against Batman in very squicky fantasies [[spoiler:(dressing up as Batman in a very creepy makeshift costume based on his, talking to a female mannequin and kidnapping Mayor Klass's daughter).]] Heck, the man managed to gain control for a brief time in Gotham during the Legends of the Dark Knight saga "Prey" by helping the G.C.P.D as a profiler in order to pursue and discover Batman's identity. Secretly, to tip the scale between Hugo and Batman he manages to take in an officer with a seething hate and disposition with the Dark Knight and manages to hypnotize him and groom him into a murderous vigilante called "Night Scourge". Using this as a means to show Gotham that Batman is a threat to society than being it's protector nearly [[ThePerfectCrime got away with it and almost turned all of Gotham against him]]. Fortunately, Batman cleared his name and made a brave stance and managed to prove to the police as well as the city that Hugo was not to be trusted. It get's [[FromBadToWorse so much worse though]] in the next arc titled "Terror". Hugo working hand in hand with [[ScaryScarecrows The Scarecrow]]. The entirety of the story [[JumpingOffTheSlipperySlope shows Hugo more unhinged, deranged and dangerous than previously in Prey.]] It proves that, when Hugo shows up. Something is very wrong, that trouble is brewing with his presence...
10th Apr '16 6:14:47 PM Hourman
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** An interesting thing to take note on Doctor Death, he was the very first recurring villain to actually tangle with the Batman in the same year as the Cape Crusader made his first appearance in 1939! As the years continued, so did his vile hatred of the Batman and his ungodly experiments and private war against "do gooders" alike.
*** His New 52 incarnation is nothing to laugh at either. Taking place in Batman: Year Zero, Doctor Death creates a serum that would strengthen bones to eradicate 'human weakness'. Let's just say that with his creation of said serum [[spoiler:He tested it on himself first]] also comes high levels of BodyHorror.
* Professor Hugo Strange, another well remembered and early recurring antagonist that predates fellow rogues Joker and Catwoman. In his early heydays, the Professor (like many others that fit the theme and times of the days of old) was a classic MadScientist throughout the 1940's. Mastering the art of chemicals, psychology, genealogy he did many unspeakable things ForTheEvulz. (Batman and the Monster Men come to mind?) He always pulled off [[Cliffhangers cliffhangers on our readers]] and always returned [[TheUnfettered more determined then the last]]. In recent years, he has proven to be more wily, dangerous and even deranged than his previous incarnations. Being the very first villain and man to discover Batman's secret identity and having deep rooted resentment against Batman in very squicky fantasies [[spoiler:(dressing up as Batman in a very creepy makeshift costume based on his, talking to a female mannequin and kidnapping Mayor Klass's daughter).]] Heck, the man managed to gain control for a brief time in Gotham during the Legends of the Dark Knight saga "Prey" by helping the G.C.P.D as a profiler in order to pursue and discover Batman's identity. Secretly, to tip the scale between Hugo and Batman he manages to take in an officer with a seething hate and disposition with the Dark Knight and manages to hypnotize him and groom him into a murderous vigilante called "Night Scourge". Using this as a means to show Gotham that Batman is a threat to society than being it's protector nearly [[ThePerfectCrime got away with it and almost turned all of Gotham against him]]. Fortunately, Batman cleared his name and made a brave stance and managed to prove to the police as well as the city that Hugo was not to be trusted. It get's [[FromBadToWorse so much worse though]] in the next arc titled "Terror". Hugo working hand in hand with [[ScaryScarecrows The Scarecrow]]. The entirety of the story [[JumpingOffTheSlipperySlope shows Hugo more unhinged, deranged and dangerous than previously in Prey.]] It proves that, when Hugo shows up. Something is very wrong, that trouble is brewing with his presence...
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