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Hugo Strange was a corrupt scientist who discovered Batman's secret identity.
Batman's secret identity Edit
After witnessing how judge Maria Vargas put her life in peril to recover a mysterious cassette, Batman decided to investigate. Posing as Bruce Wayne, Batman visited the Yuca Springs Resort after he learned that Judge Vargas has visited the resort weeks before all of these strange events had taken place. Once he arrived at the spa, Bruce signed up for a stress reduction program in order to gather information. After a therapy session, in which the doctor used a special mind-reading device that he invented, Strange accidentally discovered that Bruce Wayne was Batman, to his surprise. He decided not to use Batman's secret identity to blackmail him, but instead he contacted the Joker, Two-Face and the Penguin to auction a tape revealing the secret. However, Bruce Wayne made a false recording of Strange going on about how he would use the machine to con the supervillains, and then destroyed the mind-invading device. When the villains saw Strange's modified video, they were furious and kidnapped Strange, taking him to an airplane. He told them Bruce Wayne is Batman, but they didn't believe him (especially not Two-Face, who was friends with Bruce). The Joker was about to throw him off the plane, but were foiled by Batman. Hugo Strange then tried to tell to Commissioner James Gordon that Batman was Bruce Wayne, but Dick Grayson showed up disguised as Bruce Wayne, and that charade rendered Strange's accusation impossible. He was later delivered to the police.
Years later, Hugo Strange became a division head on Cadmus. Despite being led to believe that Bruce Wayne was not Batman, he may have discovered the truth. If so, it is possible he told Amanda Waller Batman's secret identity.
Background information Edit
According to Dwayne McDuffie, Hugo Strange's cameo in "The Doomsday Sanction" was a set up for a later appearance (presumably the Question interrogation scene in "Question Authority"). However, because of the Bat-embargo, the character became off-limits, so they used Dr. Moon instead.
- "The Doomsday Sanction" (Cameo)
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|Psychology||Hugo Strange • Moon|
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