The Fugue
The Fugue
Personal Info:
Real Name: Vinton Burwell
Also Known As: Greg
Place Of Birth: Unknown
First Appearance: Batgirl Vol.4 #45 (2015) Modern Age Villain
Known Associates: No known Associates
Group Affiliation: None
Base Of Operations: Gotham City
Grudges: Batgirl
Creators: Cameron Stewart, Brenden Fletcher and Babs Tarr
Memory Manipulation: The Fugue uses technology to manipulate memories with a touch. The glovesí palms have a device which can, at very short range, hack cybernetic implants. From there the operator can enter a personís memories in a form of VR projection, and manipulate them. Memories can be added, subtracted, or altered. The effect was powerful enough to vanquish even Barbara Gordonís (Batgirl's) mind.
Vinton Burwell developed a bank heist scenario. Though the specifics arenít known, it involved passing himself off as a plumber and leaving little evidence. He was thus able to repeat his trick on multiple occasions over the years. However, he got unlucky. An early heist of his in Happy Harbor had been accidentally witnessed by Barbara Gordon (Batgirl), then a tween. She had seen Burwell-as-a-plumber enter a local bank whilst whistling Yankee Doodle. Years later, this allowed Batgirl to deduce the truth about a recent heist in Gotham. Burwell was still using the same plumber clothing and van, and still whistling Yankee Doodle. Her perfect memory brought up the similarities with the old Happy Harbor heist, and she arrested Burwell. When the flabbergasted Burwell asked how she knew, Batgirl boasted that she remembered everything.
Burwell spent more than three years in prison. While locked up, he realised that if Batgirl remembered everything, then reading her mind would yield incredible treasures and secrets. He contacted an unscrupulous engineer, whom he paid using hidden stashes from his previous heists to develop his mind manipulation technology, adopting the identity, The Fugue.
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