Dumfree and Deever Tweed are cousins who resemble each other so closely that you would mistake them for identical twins. The Tweeds are known as Tweedledee and Tweedledum, both as a play on words on their real names, and because they so closely resemble Sir John Tenniel's depictions of those characters in Lewis Caroll's " Through the Looking Glass."
The two Tweeds always conduct their criminal activity in partnership with one another. Fat and lazy, they prefer to mastermind criminal schemes and let their henchmen carry out any necessary physical activity. The Tweeds will often use their extraordinary resemblance to trick their opponents into thinking there is only one of them.
Tweedledum and Tweedledee first encountered Batman and Robin ( Dick Grayson)when they began a crime spree in Gotham City. Batman and Robin captured the Tweeds and have overcome them on two subsequent occasions.
Dumfrey Tweed was murdered during the Great Gang War in Gotham City. Anew Tweedledum has joined Tweedle Dee.
Major Story Arcs
While investigating a murder scene, where a commuter train full of passengers have brutally killed each other, Batman fallows a train tunnel down into the subway system. There Batman is attacked by Tweedledee and Tweedledum. He is able to fight them off but notes that they are not acting like themselves. The cousins are full of rage. After the cousins run away and trap Batman under some rubble, he tracks them to a building top near by. There Batman learns that the cousins are working for Mad Hatter, who is trying make Gotham city mad like him. Batman stops Mad Hatter and the twins and saves Gotham once again.