Hugo Strange
Hugo Strange
Personal Info:
Real Name: Hugo Strange
Also Known As:
Place Of Birth: Unknown
First Appearance: Detective Comics 36
Known Associates:
Group Affiliation: None
Base Of Operations: Gotham City
Grudges: Batman
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Strange is a brilliant criminal strategist who, thanks to his genius and psychiatric training, specializes in knowing his opponents better than they know themselves. He is a fair hand-to-hand combatant, and seems to have a knack for surviving the most fatal of encounters.
Years ago, Hugo Strange, a prominent Gotham City psychiatrist, became an overnight celebrity with his study of Gotham's new vigilante, the mysterious "Batman". Strange, armed with numerous theories as to what could motivate such a man to don a bizarre outfit and patrol the night streets, was appointed Special Consultant to the new "Vigilante Task Force" by Gotham's mayor.
Hugo Strange's theories were remarkably perceptive. For example, noting that the Batman never kills, he reasoned that he must be someone related to a murder victim or to the victim of some crime-such as a mugging that had somehow escalated into a murder. As part of his studies, Strange even created a mock-up of Batman's costume. Upon donning it, however the truth about Strange bubbled to the surface: Strange, forever shunned by women because of his peculiar appearance and demeanour realized that he could now know how it feels to be the Batman psychologically but not physically, and hated and envied the Dark Knight for that. His obsession drove him towards insanity and he vowed to destroy the Batman.