Crazy Quilt was a talented painter, who led a double life as a criminal mastermind. He committed his crimes using paintings to leave clues, until he was betrayed by his lackeys. Later, he was blinded by a gunshot, and then sent to prison. While behind bars he volunteered for an experimental procedure, which restored his lost vision by a unique helmet fused to his optics nerves. While the operation itself was a success, he can only see the world in blinding vivid colors, which drove him insane. He has clashed with Gotham's Batfamily repeatedly.
No longer able to take the bliding colors, he kidnaps a surgeon to restore his sight, leading to a confrontation with Batman and Robin. During the battle, Robin deflects Crazy Quilts color beam back towards him, permanently blinding him. This drives Crazy Quilt to hating Robin, at one point leading him almost fatally beating Jason Todd to death, believing him to be Dick Grayson, who had left the Robin role.
Crazy Quilt spends time in Belle Reeve when he is captured, taking part in a large prison riot, while under Hector Hammond's psychic control. Shortly after this Crazy Quilt joins the Secret Society of Super Villians.
Powers and Abilities
Crazy Quilt uses a special helmet that allows him to hypnotize his victims with colors, as well as shoot fatal laser blasts, and blindingly bright lights.
In Other Media
He has appeared several times in Batman: The Brave and the Bold. the first time he attempts to steal a painting but is foiled by Batman. His next appearance is in "The Color of Revenge" in which he is blinded by Dick Grayson. He tries to get revenge but is defeated by the Dynamic Duo. In his second appearance his themed henchmen the Color Guard are a throwback to the Adam West series.