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Two-Face

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PP 23.2 - Harvey is engaged

Name: Harvey Dent
Alias(es): Harv
"Big Bad Harv"
Rank: District Attorney (former)
Portrayed by: Richard Moll
First appearance: On Leather Wings (as Harvey Dent)
Last appearance: Second Chance
Appears in: 11 Episodes
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Two-Face Theme
Composed by Shirley Walker


"This is my world now. A dichotomy of order and chaos, just like me."
―Two-Face[src]

Harvey Dent (A.K.A. Two-Face) is a former District Attorney of Gotham, but now a professionial criminal after his career was wrecked by an unfortunate accident.

HistoryEdit

Early LifeEdit

Harvey grew up as a true beliver in law and order. Revered as an enforcer of the law, Dent earned a reputation for producing results, which would lead to his election as Gotham's District-Attorney. However, the DA had a hidden dark side; Dent suffered from severe mental illness - a multiple personality disorder - that developed in his childhood when he mistakenly believed he seriously wounded a bully in fit of rage. As a result, Dent attempted to repress his emotions, yet his anger never truly disappeared, but built up and formed a contrasting personality to that of the mild-mannered Harvey Dent.[1]

District AttorneyEdit

Dent studied Law and became a lawyer.[citation needed]

He was eventually elected as District Attorney of Gotham City and among his first actions as D.A. was the construction of Stonegate Penitentiary with help from Hamilton Hill and Bruce Wayne.[2]

Some time later, Dent granted Harvey Bullock an immunity for his actions against Batman, who was being framed for the attacks on several pharmaceutical companies.[3]

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Harvey taken to the hospital

During his early days in the office, Harvey met Dr. Pamela Isley and they started dating. Dent was completely hypnotized and proposed to her just after one week of meeting her. However, after having dinner with her at the Rose Cafe, Harvey was poisoned and fell into a severe coma. Bruce discovered that Isley was the responsible and took an antidote from her. After that, Harvey recovered and Bruce told him to drop his relation with Isley.[2]


Dent managed to controll himself for many years. Dent was also pressuring the justice system to arrest Rupert Thorne, fueled by his desire to get re-elected. Dent aggressively pursued Thorne's case personally. His re-election campaign proved so tiring that the violent outbreaks became more frequent, to the point where his psychiatrist recommended committal to a psychiatric ward in order to prevent a traumatic psychotic break. However, such an action would have been political suicide and Dent instead compromised, agreeing to a reduced campaign effort and increased medical treatments.
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Harvey after the accident

However, Thorne acquired the DA's psychiatric medical records and learned of Dent's condition. Thorne knew if it was exploited it could ruin Dent's career. When a fight ensued between Dent and Thorne's cronies, a freak explosion destroyed the left side of Dent's body. The trauma was powerful enough to force his alternate personality to dominate, and left in state where right and wrong no longer held any meaning.[4]

Two-Face takes overEdit

Under his new identity as the criminal Two-Face, Dent started a crimse spree against Rupert Thorne. He also started using a double head coing with one of the sides scratched to act upon. Every decision Two Face made fell on the flip of this coin. When the "Good Heads" turns up, Harvey would act good, but when the scarred side of the coin landed up, he would choose to perform evil deeds.

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Reborn as Two-Face

Two-Face attacked several of Thorne's fronts, such as night clubs and gambling circuts. The victims, however, were always left down to a toss of Two-Face's double-headed coin. Over six months Thorne lost huge amounts of money and the gangster put a two million dollar bounty on Dent's head, one million dollars for each face.

Two-Face then proceeded to steal Thorne's criminal files and "repay" the favour. With the information in his hands, Two-Face planned to blackmail Thorne to leave Gotham forever. Unbenkownst to either party, Thorne's accomplice Candice posed as a police detective and contacted Dent's ex-fiancé Grace, tricking her into contacting her if she heard from Harvey.

As expected, Two-Face arranged a meeting together, and Grace unknowingly contacted Thorne, giving him her location. Thorne attempted to rid himself of Two-Face once and for all, but Batman intervened. In the end, Thorne was at Two-Face's mercy. When Two-Face tossed his coin to decide Thorne's fate, Batman threw a box of silver dollars into the air, preventing Two-Face from identifiying his coin. Unable to make his decision without testing chance, Two-Face was calmed by Grace and subsequently arrested, then sent to Arkham Asylum.[5]

Batman vs Two-Face

Fighting Batman

Some time later, Two-Face escaped from Arkham somehow and he was summoned to to Yucca Springs along with Joker and Penguin, on an invite from Hugo Strange, who claimed to know the identity of Batman, but instead they were all captured by the Dark Knight.[6] Afterwards, Two-Face struck a deal with Deputy Police Commissioner Gil Mason and together, they managed to frame Commissioner Gordon and have him arrested, to clear the way for their crimes.[7] As usual, Two-Face's plan was thwarted by Batman and Robin, only this time, they also had help from their new ally, Batgirl.[8]

Later, Two-Face was part of the mock trial that he and other Arkham inmates created for Batman as their master plan to eliminate the Dark Knight. Acting as the prosecutor, Two-Face advocated that Batman was responsible for all of the Arkham inmates's existence. Batman eventually found a way out of the trap and Two-Face was captured along with the rest of the criminals.[9]

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