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When ventriloquist Arnold Wesker and his friend "Scarface" were booed off-stage one night, Wesker returned with Scarface later that night to rob the entire audience. Turning to a life of crime ever since, everyone knew that without Arnold Wesker, there was no Scarface...the only problem was, Arnold didn't know that. Believing that Scarface was the true "puppeteer" and he was the "Dummy", Arnold did whatever Scarface "told" him to do; this ranged from jewel heists to big-time robberies.

Scarface was upgraded with a giant, metal version of himself, in which Wesker was now literally the "Dummy." Scarface "died" when a train hit him and shattered him into shards of metal. Wesker was locked up in Arkham Asylum shortly after.

After being "cured" of his affliction by Professor Hugo Strange, Arnold Wesker was able to resume his life in the real world. Before Scarface warped his mind, Wesker was a famous voice actor for a kids TV show. Once the show ended, Wesker did shows with a new set of puppets, but was unsuccessful. One of these puppets was Scarface and together, they became a formidable villain for The Batman. Despite being successful in his new life, Professor Hugo Strange wished to "test" his criminal therapy and gave the Scarface puppet back to Wesker, causing him to fold and resume being Wesker and Scarface.

Wesker was eventually separated from Scarface a third time when he and another one of Wesker's puppets, Mr. Snoots, were ran over by the train on Wesker's old TV show. Wesker was taken back to Arkham. When Wesker expressed sadness that "he" was gone Batman realised that he meant the good puppet. He surmised perhaps there was still hope for Wesker.

Later they are both captured by Rumor. But Scarface has seprated from the Ventrliquest. Once freed they both get arrested along with the other Villains

They last appear as along with Joker, Penguin and Killer Croc stealing money with protection from Warth and Scorn.

The Ventriloquist also makes a cameo appearance in the movie "The Batman vs. Dracula", at the beginning, as an Arkham Asylum patient.


The Batman

Season 2

The Batman Strikes

  • Issue 5
  • Issue 28
  • Issue 39 (cameo)                                                

Voiced by

  • Dan Castellaneta (English)
  • Toru Okawa (Japanese)
  • Gerald Paradies (German)
  • Marcelo Garcia (Portuguese)