Mad Hatter
Mad Hatter
Personal Info:
Real Name: Jervis Tetch
Also Known As: No Known Alias
Place Of Birth: Unknown
First Appearance: Batman Vol.1 #49 (1948) Golden Age Villain
Known Associates: Tweedledumm, Tweedledee, The March Hare, The Lion, The Unicorn, The Walrus, The Carpenter, The Dormouse
Group Affiliation: Wonderland Gang, Secret Six, formerly Wayne Enterprises, The Society
Base Of Operations: Gotham City
Grudges: Batman and Robin
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The Mad Hatter is a genius in designing and utilizing computer technology, and has developed unusual electronic equipment to facilitate his crimes.
Mind Control: The Mad Hatter has taken hypnosis to new levels. He utilizes microwave transceivers in hats, helmets or headphones to manipulate alpha waves in the brains of his victims, making them inordinately prone to suggestion. The device can also be used to stimulate the victim’s adrenal glands greatly increasing the wearer’s strength.
Jervis Tetch, growing up, never had any friends, due to his appearance. His whole life he has been in love with the works of Lewis Carroll's "Alice in Wonderland" and "Through he Looking Glass" especially the "Mad Tea Party" chapter. In adulthood he became a neural scientist working for Wayne Enterprises where he invented circuitry that can control minds. Jervis lived in a boarding house owned by Ella Littleton. There he befriended Ella's daughter, Connie Littleton, and her friends in her high school. A few years later, Connie became pregnant. Fearing the reaction of her extremely strict mother, Connie lied to her and claimed she had been raped by someone on her school's baseball team. Ella approached Tetch for help and convinced him that the Gotham Hawks were "bad kids". Tetch agreed to use his mind control technology on a member of the team, making him use a pipe bomb to kill the other players. Although this was Tetch's first known criminal act, his involvement in the locker room bombing would not be discovered until years later.
At one point Jervis lost his mind and becoming obsessive, delusional and schizophrenic he went to crime modelling himself after The Mad Hatter his most loved character from his beloved "Alice in Wonderland" and wielding his vast genius and mind control Tech. He started kidnapping young girls to be "Alices" in his tea parties before selling them to slavery.
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