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* ArchEnemy: The Gargoyle, a criminal resurrected as a BeastMan, was clearly supposed to be this for the Mad Hatter, due to the implication that he'll return, but he debuted in the final issue of the comic, so he didn't get the chance to full come into his evil.

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* ArchEnemy: The Gargoyle, a criminal resurrected as a BeastMan, was clearly supposed to be this for the Mad Hatter, due to the implication that he'll return, but he debuted in the final issue of the comic, so he didn't get the chance to full fully come into his evil.



* PoliticallyIncorrectHero: The Mad Hatter is a bit of a chauvinist, condescindgly joking about "female egotism," but he doesn't mean anything malicious by it.

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* PoliticallyIncorrectHero: The Mad Hatter is a bit of a chauvinist, condescindgly condescendingly joking about "female egotism," but he doesn't mean anything malicious by it.

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'''''The Mad Hatter''''' is a {{Superhero}} from UsefulNotes/TheGoldenAgeOfComicBooks, published by O.W. Comics Corp in ''The Mad Hatter'' #1-2.

Grant Richmond is a lawyer with a problem. You see, he has grown disillusioned with the legal system, deciding that it makes as much sense as ''Literature/AlicesAdventuresInWonderland''. Thus, donning a garish costume, Richmond became the rhyming vigilante the Mad Hatter.
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* ArchEnemy: The Gargoyle, a criminal resurrected as a BeastMan, was clearly supposed to be this for the Mad Hatter, due to the implication that he'll return, but he debuted in the final issue of the comic, so he didn't get the chance to full come into his evil.
* ArtisticLicenseLaw: In the second story of ''The Mad Hatter'' #2, a criminal's body is donated to science because the warden who executed him consents and he never said no. In the US, nobody can use a dead body without the deceased's consent. However, this could be ValuesDissonance, as the laws regarding this weren't codified until the 1970's, and the comic was published in the 1940's.
* BadBoss:
** Spade Delvane, BigBad of "The Golden City," reacts to four of his men being killed by police during a shootout by noting that it's more loot for him.
** The Gargoyle, from the second story of ''The Mad Hatter'' #2, kills his entire gang and burns their headquarters down when they get sick of him murdering so many people.
* BatSignal: The Hatter reveals himself by projecting an image of a purple top hat.
* BeastMan: Frank Faro, BigBad of the second story of ''The Mad Hatter'' #2, used to be a master criminal who was executed and his brain placed into a gorilla's body. He disguises himself as a man with a gray suit and a face mask and takes the moniker "the Gargoyle."
* BrilliantButLazy: Humpty Dumpty, BigBad of "Crime Consultant!", is a criminal mastermind who absolutely despises physical activity. This leads him to take up consulting other criminals to come up with schemes for a fee.
* CityOfGold: "The Golden City" has the Mad Hatter defend an isolated Aztec utopia from thieves.
* CreepyCrossdresser: The unnamed BigBad of "The Case of the Scornful Girl" disguises himself as his twin sister in an attempt to flee the country and a murder conviction.
* DisneyVillainDeath: [[spoiler:Frank "The Gargoyle" Faro, BigBad of the second story of ''The Mad Hatter'' #2, is thrown off a roller coaster by the Mad Hatter who's stopping him from killing a woman and her child.]]
* HeelFaceTurn: In "A Date with the Mad Hatter," a mob gunman called Hunky headers decides to go straight and reveal the true crime boss of the city. The story concerns the Mad Hatter protecting him from said crime boss's HiredGuns. [[spoiler:Unfortunately, they manage to kill him, but the Hatter exposes the crime boss anyways.]]
* TheManBehindTheMan: The plot of "A Date with the Mad Hatter" concerns the Hatter exposing the secret crime boss of the city, who turns out to be [[spoiler:the local newspaper editor]]. Oddly enough for a character of his sort, the crime boss does occasionally handle things personally, albeit [[MalevolentMaskedMen always with a black hood over his face]].
* TheManTheyCouldntHang: The Mad Hatter narrowly survives some criminals trying to hang him in his first appearance.
* NotSoHarmlessVillain: At the beginning of "Crime Consultant!", it seems like BigBad Humpty Dumpty is a bumbling moron who is comically lazy. However, when he takes up consulting other criminals, we learn he has a truly brilliant strategic mind.
* PoliticallyIncorrectHero: The Mad Hatter is a bit of a chauvinist, condescindgly joking about "female egotism," but he doesn't mean anything malicious by it.
* PredecessorVillain: The baddies of "The Golden City" were preceded by historical genocidal conquistador Hernan Cortez, who was indirectly responsible for the city's founding by Aztecs fleeing his invasion.
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* RhymesOnADime: The Mad Hatter constantly speaks in rhyme.
* StarterVillain: [[spoiler:Jim Murray]], the secret crime boss of the whole city, who spends the first story pursuing a witness who knows his true identity and is arrested at the end of the issue.
* StockSuperheroDayJobs: Attorney.
* SwordCane: Humpty Dumpty has a gun cane.
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