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Batman : Masquerade (DCCU)

In his second year as the Dark Knight, The Batman is still trying to expose the true corruption of Gotham City with the help of Police Captain James Gordon and D.A. Harvey Dent. However, when a face from Bruce's past decides to make his mark on Gotham, everything is thrown out of balance and Batman is fighting to keep his identity safe...

  • Thanks to @ravenvice01 for suggesting various improvements to the list {Catwoman going it solo at the end, Harvey secretly joining the False Facers, Film Freak's inclusion & Strange being Harvey's consulting therapist}

  • Credits Scene: We see Catwoman {Having designed a suit for herself} break into Gotham National Bank and Victor Fries rise from the rubble of his lab...
  • Deaths: Carmine Falcone {Assassinated by Deadshot} : Matches Malone {Killed in a shoot-out} : Jonny Viti {Intestines ripped out by a False Facer} : Alberto Falcone {Shot by Two-Face} : Miranda Cobblepot {Killed by Black Mask}
  • Incarcerated: Black Mask {Arkham Asylum} & Burt Weston {Arkham Asylum}
  • Cameos: Leslie Thompkins {Flashback} : Lucius Fox : Maria Powers : Arnold Flass
  • Trivia: We see Deadshot in his classic suit costume when he tries to infiltrate Bruce Wayne's gala

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  • In his second year of being Batman, Bruce Wayne is still in a war against the corruption of Gotham City. Having grown close with GCPD Captain James Gordon and admirable D.A. Harvey Dent, the three of them start a war on crime. However when members of the Falcone crime family show up dead on significant holidays, Batman begins to doubt his views as allies and enemies alike harbour dark secrets and even Bruce Wayne himself is accused of being the remorseless Calendar Man...

  • A ruthless gangster & Falcone's right-hand man, Roman Sionis brutally tortures any who disobey him. Coming from a wealthy family who tried to muscle their way into the big leagues, Roman was forced to become friends with the son of the Waynes - Bruce. Despite Bruce's offers of friendship, Roman hated him as he was loved by his parents whereas Roman's used him for their own benefit. Feeling that they hid behind masks, as they'd act kind in public but would beat Roman and badmouth their peers in private. Becoming insane from their duality, Roman burnt down his home with his parents inside. Claiming his inheritance and entering politics where he met Falcone and joined the Gotham crime ring. Obsessed with masks, Sionis wears a Black Skull Mask during his torture. The torture, he believes, forces the victim to reveal their true face and tear away their mask. Making this is goal in life, Roman sets out to reveal Gotham's "true-face" including the elusive Court of Owls, Batman's true identity and the dark secret of the dashing D.A. Harvey Dent...

  • The young D.A. of Gotham City, Harvey Dent has pledged to bring down all organised crime in the city. Dent suffered a violent childhood as his father would beat him when drunk. His father used a two-headed silver dollar to "decide" whether to beat him or not, but it of course was rigged - As it was only heads. This left Dent emotionally scarred and he developed another personality he called "Two-Face". Dent had also been especially determined in bringing down the Days criminal organisation and had thwarted many of their weapons imports, making the Days more desperate to regain their lost power. More recently, Two-Face has been winning the war between Harvey's two sides as he has been suffering many violent outbursts. When Dent's father passed away, he left him only 1 thing in his will - the silver dollar. This angered Harvey further, and made him more unstable. Dent is especially dedicated to bringing in Roman Sionis and his gang - Even secretly joining the False Facers in order to dig up dirt on Sionis as locking up his main lieutenant would be a heavy blow to Falcone. However, Black Mask has found out about Two-Face thanks to Julian Day and is determined to reveal Dent's "true-face" to the public. Scarring Dent with acid drives Dent into almost complete insanity and Two-Face takes over - Deciding all his actions by the now scarred silver dollar. Escaping his hospital and murdering Carmine Falcone, Two-Face flees Gotham with his whereabouts unknown

  • An admirable captain in the GCPD, Jim Gordon is one of the Batman's few allies. Working with Dent and the Batman to bring down the organised crime in Gotham, Gordon grows suspicious of Dent as he becomes prone to violent outbursts and seems to want to encourage Batman to kill criminals. Gordon manages to uncover the fact that Hugo Strange's P.A. is working with Alberto Falcone and goes to question Loeb. When he arrives at Arkham, Strange tells Gordon that Loeb hasn't showed up for work that day - finding a note left for him Gordon realises that Loeb is the killer and is planning something for Dent that very day at Roman Sionis' court date. Rushing to the courthouse, Gordon is ultimately too late to save Harvey as Two-Face is unleashed

  • Batman's most trusted ally & loyal butler, Alfred helps Batman from the Cave and would do anything to help him. Sionis, guessing that his childhood "friend" is Batman, kidnaps Pennyworth and tortures him to confirm Bruce's "true-face" as Batman. However, Alfred resists the torture and denies that Bruce is Batman. Seeing that his father-figure & closest friend has been kidnapped and brutally tortured, Batman finds (After a tip from Penguin) and viciously beats Sionis, leaving him for the GCPD...

  • Sionis' right-hand man, Oswald Cobblepot is mainly kept around for verbal & physical abuse by Roman. An outcast from birth, Ozzie was a subject of abuse by his peers, brothers & father. Only ever loving his mother, many events would shape Oswald into a cruel and ruthless man. Dubbed the "Penguin" due to his appearance, Oswald is made to wear a Penguin ballroom style mask by Roman. Secretly planning to kill him and take over the False Facers, his attempt fails when he is ratted out. Viciously beaten and left for dead, Cobblepot gets his vengeance by telling Batman of the Black Mask's location. Making the most of Sionis' imprisonment, Ozzie takes over the False Facers and cuts his mark into the Gotham Underworld - Quickly taking it over. Starting a fresh & never-before-seen attempt at ruling the mob, Cobblepot burns his mask & becomes the Penguin - Starting a new age of crime for Gotham...

  • The kingpin of crime in Gotham City, Don Falcone heads the Gotham Mob which he rules over with his own syndicates. Having a far-reaching influence over Gotham, Falcone was previously seen as a necessary evil by Gordon as his downfall would lead to wide-spread chaos & disorder. However, now with the backing of the D.A.'s office & the Batman, a move can finally be made on Falcone. A high-ranking member of the Court of Owls, Falcone inducted his right-hand man Roman into the Court after seemingly proving his unwavering loyalty. However this would prove his downfall as Sionis exposes the Don's role as a leader for this Secret Society & has him assassinated after tearing away his false "mask"…

  • The right-hand woman of Black Mask, Selina Kyle's childhood was outlined by tragedy. Her mother committing suicide and step-father drinking himself to death, Selina was forced to raise herself on the streets of Gotham, adapting to the harsh atmosphere of the City. Never knowing her father, Selina actually suspects Carmine Falcone to be him but with no definite proof her parentage remains a mystery to her. Loyal to none, Selina only sides with those she feels she'll benefit the most from. Used as Mask's personal thief, Selina is dubbed "The Cat" due to her excellent skills in theft and agility and swiftness - Even managing to scar Falcone's cheek and get away unscathed. However, she also has a strange relationship with Batman as she sometimes throws him a bone or two in Sionis' direction. Her true purposes are unclear however as she toys with both sides...

  • A secret organisation in Gotham with immense power and influence, The Court is embedded into the very architecture and history of Gotham City. The Court uses elite assassins preserved in ice called Talons to serve their needs. When Black Mask threatens to reveal the Court, they send two of their elite assassins after him. When their Talons are defeated by the Batman, The Court unanimously agree on going further underground to hide their tracks. The Court also have links to a mysterious figure named the Demon's Head...

  • Formerly Falcone's go to assassin with a reputation for never missing a shot, Floyd Lawton is loyal to none & only accepts jobs if the pay is right. When Sionis offers him a ridiculous sum of money, Lawton turns against Falcone & assassinates his former boss. Now working for Sionis, Lawton is dubbed "Deadshot" & is more than willing to dispose of anyone Sionis wishes as long as he's being paid a very generous price. Now Lawton has been tasked with killing Bruce Wayne...

  • The fiancée of Harvey Dent, Gilda Gold is a professional sculptor and artist. Gilda knows of the monster within Harvey and always calms him from his fits of anger. When the monster within is released from the scarring, Harvey believes Gilda will now longer love him due to her life being built around beauty. Despite her attempts to convince him of the righteous man inside, Harvey shuns her as he believes she is wearing a mask of her own...

  • A former demolitions expert and godson of Carmine Falcone, Joe Rigger lost his family in an attack by an arsonist called Matches Malone hired by one of Falcone's rivals. Snapping in that instant, Rigger decided that the City was against Falcone and therefore to blame. Now determined to "outdo" the city by burning it down, Rigger is the "Firebug" and runs errands for the mob. After the death of his godfather, Rigger is manipulated by Sionis into believing that the Batman was to blame for his family's and Falcone's deaths - Telling Rigger that Batman was disguised as Matches...

  • The corrupt commissioner of the GCPD, Loeb is also a member of the secret Court of Owls. Loeb always suspected Sionis of being Untrustworthy and heavily objected at his joining of the Court...

  • A brilliant cryogenicist at GothCorp under the vile Ferris Boyle, Victor Fries' beloved wife, Nora, was stricken with a rare terminal illness. Fries placed Nora in suspended animation while he obsessively searched for a way to cure her. Approached by the Court of Owls who promise him a cure, the Court makes Victor create cryogenical coffins for Talons not currently active. When the Court decides to go underground, Ferris Boyle has a Talon attack Fries which causes him to seemingly die when the equipment in his lab ruptures...

  • The mayor of Gotham City, Hamilton is secretly on Falcone's payroll. When Falcone is assassinated, Hill fears for his life and makes a deal with Oswald Cobblepot for his protection. However, when Sionis winds up in Arkham, the Penguin sets his sights on the Mayor's office...

  • Bruce Wayne's best friend as a child, Tommy Elliot despised Roman Sionis as he wanted Bruce to himself and viewed Roman as a freak. Incredibly independent as a child, Tommy only ever felt at home when he was with the Waynes. Now a renowned surgeon in Metropolis, Tommy is still involved in Bruce's life as his closest friend and is a benevolent man. However, Elliot is secretly a member of the Court of Owls despite being of two-minds on the Court's methods...

  • Ruling over Gotham without question, the Falcone family has become a target for Black Mask's wrath. Their patriarch dead, Sofia Falcone moves operations to New York in order to escape Sionis. However, Carmine's nephew and low-level hitman has his intestines ripped out by a false-facer on behalf of Sionis before he can leave. The meek Alberto Falcone is also killed when he is found by Two-Face and shot. Despite not being in the family business and being a renowned doctor, Mario Falcone becomes a target for Sionis but is saved by the Batman...

  • A controversial TV newscaster who often antagonises his guests in order to raise attention on hot topics. He leads an interview with Burt Weston whom he accuses of having ties with Black Mask. Becoming a target for Sionis who believes him to be wearing a "mask" and covering up his theft of an experimental serum made by a Dr. Yatz...

  • Reopening the derelict Arkham Asylum, Hugo Strange also acts as Harvey Dent's consulting therapist and is particularly interested in finding a way of erasing "Two-Face" from Dent which he believes is connected to his genetics and that by removing him Dent will be genetically perfect. Strange and Captain Gordon start a rivalry when Strange refuses to disclose Dent's condition to him. A secret member of the Court of Owls, Strange uses their vast resources for his own ends...

  • Burt Weston is a young failed film-director and sadist who films Sionis' torture sessions as snuff films which he then projects to the people of Gotham...

  • The 13-year-old daughter of Harvey & Gilda Dent, Duela found out about her father's split personality when she saw him violently smash the bathroom mirror after arguing between himself...

  • A young, egotistical yet brillaint FBI agent with an obsession for riddles, Edward Nashton {Using the Alias Edward Nygma} has been tasked with finding out as much about the Batman as possible. Believing that his brilliant mind is being wasted in the FBI, Nashton finds true purpose after the Batman throws him off his trail several times - Now believing Batman to be the only one worthy to be graced by his intelligence. Now Nashton has a compulsive need to prove his intellectual superiority...

  • The daughter of Jim Gordon, Babs idolises Batman and even sneaks onto the roof of the GCPD Precinct one night to look at her hero. She is also the only person who openly shows her suspicions of her brother who even dresses as Black Mask for Halloween...

  • Born into the infamous Day family (who were loyal to the Falcones), Julian Day was set to become the head of the family. After several setbacks by D.A. Harvey Dent, The Days became sick of the constant humiliation and desired to be the top dogs of Gotham's underworld. Setting out to destroy the Falcones, the Days had a hitman kill the family of Carmine's godson on Halloween. However Carmine hit back fast and hard - having the Days and their associates killed whilst celebrating their attack on the Falcones that same night. Unbeknown to Carmine, Julian had managed to escape. Forced to live on the streets, Julian slowly fell into insanity and got his first taste of murder after strangling a homeless man on new year's eve, marking a new start for Julian. Becoming obsessed with the symbolism behind the horrific events of his life, Julian began to plan his revenge against the Falcones and Dent, whom Julian blamed for ultimately causing the death of his parents. Taking on a false identity, Day managed to get a job as Hugo Strange's P.A. Meeting with Alberto Falcone, the two would plan a year long murder spree culminating in the death of Harvey Dent and (Unknown to Alberto) the death of Carmine Falcone. When Alberto threatened to expose Day after learning of his plan to kill his father, Julian would turn on Alberto and make him into another of the victims of the Long Halloween. Learning that Dent was one of Strange's patients, Day would steal one of Hugo's files and learn of Two-Face. Realising that unleashing Two-Face would be a much better culmination of the Long Halloween than merely killing Dent, Julian gives the information to Black Mask - as he believes Sionis unleashing Dent would be a poetic ending to his year long murder spree

  • The mother of Oswald Cobblepot, she was the only person in his life to ever truly care for him - Being incredibly overprotective. When her husband dies of Pneumonia {Which had been planned by Oswald}, she forced her son to carry an umbrella with him everywhere no-matter the weather. Eventually becoming confined to a wheelchair, Oswald became her carer and kept his great love for her. When she is tortured and killed by the Black Mask, Oswald snaps...

  • 2nd film; Black Mask as main villain, introduces Penguin and leads to "birth" of Two-Face

  • 3rd film; Introduces Dick as Robin, new ownership of Arkham Asylum with Scarecrow as main villain and Hugo Strange & Man-Bat as secondary. Introduces Lucius Fox properly, Jervis Tetch and Killer Croc

  • 4th film; Riddler and Poison Ivy as main villains and Mr. Freeze as secondary, introduces Leslie Thompkins properly and KGBeast: Jason Todd in credit scene

  • Spin-off film; Barbara becomes Batgirl, Firefly and Killer Moth as main villains

  • Spin-off film; Black Mask and Ventriloquist as main villains - fall of the Penguin after being ousted as Gotham's kingpin. Selina kills Roman at the end of the film

  • 5th film; Bane as main villain, gauntlet of rogues as secondary (Riddler, Two-Face, Scarecrow, Man-Bat, KGBeast, Killer Croc and Mad Hatter, Poison Ivy - maybe Mr. Freeze?) Hugo Strange returns and Jason Todd as Robin, after Bane is defeated Dick leaves out of anger. Batfamily helps Batman (Dick, Jason, Catwoman and Barbara)

  • 6th film; Joker as main villain, Batman still not fully recovered from Bane. Death of Jason Todd, introduces Basil Karlo and Lazarus Pits?

  • Spin-off film; clayface as main villain