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Your Top DCU Villains part 11

Written by BubbaKanoosh on Friday, November 21 2008 and posted in Features


93. Mad Hatter (15 points) madhatter.jpg

Starting his criminal career, Hatter attempted to rob the people on the Gotham Yacht Club but was foiled by Batman and sent to Arkham Asylum right after. Hatter would be reappeared but looked completely different. Later it was revealed that he was in fact an imposter. Eventually the real Mad Hatter would reappear and claim that he killed the imposter, which would later turn out to be untrue.

Hatter began using mind-controlling devices and became well known for it. He was able to slip a mind-controller into the Scarecrow’s hat and took control of him for a short time. Eventually it would appear that Hatter was killed when he was crushed by a train running over him, it would later be revealed that he faked it. Later Hatter would kidnap Lucius Fox and hold him hostage for ransom. Hatter would use his advanced technology to extract information from Fox’s mind into his computer. Hatter would eventually be foiled by Batman and sent back to Arkham. His next plan was to plan had Hatter putting his mind-controllers in tickets for free coffee and donuts and give it out at the police station. He was able to gain control of all the police in Gotham and had Renee Montoya and other detectives steal from the banks. This plan would again be foiled by Batman.

When Hatter tried to escape from Arkham with a guard under his control, they were both caught in cross fire against the police. Hatter was shot multiple times and was left in critical condition. He was appeared to be dead but later reappeared working with the Black Mask. While working with the Black Mask, he implanted a mind controller in Killer Croc, which made him mutate even more due to what Hush, and Riddler did to him. Croc decided to exact revenge on those that did this to him, and started off with Hatter. Batman would come in time to save Hatter’s life but Croc was able to escape.

During Infinite Crisis, Hatter began working with the Secret Society of Super Villains and fought the heroes in the Battle of Metropolis. One year after Infinite Crisis, Hatter worked with The Great White Shark to help frame Harvey Dent of murdering all the villains in Gotham. Later when Robin, Captain Boomerang II, and Owen Mercer went searching for his atomic weapon, his hide out was destroyed when he trapped Robin and company inside it. Later Hatter was approached by Catman and was offered to join the Secret Six. He agrees and his job was to help them defend against Doctor Psycho’s mind controlling abilities.

Later the Secret Six would be attacked by Ragdoll under Dr. Psycho’s control and he had to put on his “thinking cap.” However, putting on the cap caused him to go into a seizure. Later the Six were attacked by Doom Patrol, and were almost defeated until Hatter stepped in and used his mind control abilities to stop the Doom Patrol. They were able to escape and complimented Hatter on his abilities.

After the Secret Six battled Vandal Savage and destroyed his base, Hatter saves Scandal from falling to her death. In return the Secret Six tell him that they are his friends and it made Hatter extremely happy. He rises up and tells them his true emotions and expresses his happiness for finally having friends. Radgoll then proceeds to pushing Hatter off the building and falling to his death. Later it was revealed that Hatter survived the fall and vowed revenge against the Secret Six.


92. Black Hand (16 points)

blackhand.jpgBlack Hand's origin is one subject addressed in the "Green Lantern: Secret Origin" story arc. William Hand is a disturbed young man working at his family's business Hand Mortuary. He appears to hold a morbid fascination with the dead bodies within the mortuary and was twice seen secretly gazing at a corpse with an intent fascination. His morbid behavior is portrayed as an ongoing problem in his family with William's mother asking him at one point "why can't he be a good Christian like his brothers"? As if acknowledging his diseased mind, William responds, "I don't know".

At this point William is unaware that he is being stalked by the alien necromancer Atrocitus. Atrocitus has foreseen that "William Hand" contains "the power of the black" an as yet unspecified power which Atorcitus believes will provide him with the means for revenge against the Guardians of the Universe. Crafting a cosmic divining rod, Atrocitus follows the device to Hand intent on eviscerating the young man to claim the power within him. Hand is saved by the intervention of Hal Jordan and Sinestro, who was then still a Green Lantern. This flashback story serves to foreshadow Black Hand’s importance to the “Blackest Night” story arc. The symbol he wears on his chest, that of the “Hand Mortuary”, has been seen reflected in the eye of “Scar” the Guardian seemingly corrupted by her encounter with the Anti-Monitor during the Sinestro Corps War. The Anti-Monitor was last seen having been entrapped within the Black Battery, the apparent source of power for the rumored undead army of Black Lanterns.


91. Dr. Alchemy (16 points)

After a battle with the Blue Beetle in the modest apartment in Chicago Dr. Alchemy a.k.a. Alvin Desmond celebrates with a couple of beers. He thought about his weakness. He has power as long as he holds onto the promethium but if the Blue Beetle or anyone else knocks it out of his hands then he is powerless. Somehow he must fix this situation.

Alvin thought if he could absorb the power of his stone he would be able to use his powers without having to hold on to the stone. When he tried to do he was successful but he was stricken with major pain. So much pain that he fled his apartment to get help.

He went to S.T.A.R. Labs to get help but he became so powerful that he couldn't fully control his power. He turned several men into lead, Sulphur, Gold, and Bronze. He knew he couldn't control his power for much longer and was going to try to get an experimental ion generator to siphon off his power. Unfortunately for him the Blue Beetle showed up and delayed him because he was afraid Alvin was going to turn the whole building into a smoking crater is he got near the ion cannon. Blue Beetle delayed him long enough that Alvin turned himself into a philosopher stone.



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