The False Face Society is a criminal organization in the DC Animated Universe that consists of masked super villains led by Black Mask. The False Face Society are unknowingly under the employ of Red Hood who actually started the organization and Black Mask is just a pawn instead of the actual leader. After Black Mask was captured by Batman for rampaging Wayne Enterprises to get his hands on Bruce Wayne, the Red Hood ordered Phantasm to replace Black Mask.


Sports Master, Gorilla Boss, Black Spider, Bronze Tiger, Firefly, Dead Shot, Black Mask and the Phantasm are in the False Face Society that is secretly led by the Red Hood even though everyone thought Black Mask was the leader. Black Mask carried out every single command that the Red Hood ordered, however those tasks were always foiled whenever Batman showed up.

Operations That Were Foiled

-Sports Master was trussed up for the Gotham City Police Department with his racketing operating ruined.

-Gorilla Boss was taken down by both Batman and Bat Girl when he attempted to hijack Wayne Tech trucks containing technology valuable to the company.

-Black Spider and all the profits that the False Face Society made from their smuggling operations ended up at the bottom of Gotham Harbor.

-Bronze Tiger failed in trying to kill Princess Audrey who was coming from Kanasia to Gotham City for a visit.

-Dead Shot was captured for trying to steal photos from private investigator Harvey Bullock that proved Bruce's fiance Julie Madison was fraternizing with the Penguin before he became the new mayor of Gotham City.

-Firefly was arrested for doing several arsons such as burning down Boxy Bennett's night club.

-The Red Hood blew up the False Face Society Headquarters when he couldn't condone any more failures. Black Mask, Eel O' Brien, and Matches Malone were barely able to escape. Black Mask tried to destroy Bruce Wayne by attacking him at his company, however Eel O'Brien refused since he never wanted to hurt anybody and Matches Malone blew his cover so he could save Eel. Black Mask attacked Wayne Enterprises demanding that Bruce Wayne appeared. Batman then showed up and left Sionis handcuffed to a pipe without his mask on.

In The Aftermath

The Red Hood made the Phantasm in charge of his criminal organization and vowed to make the False Face Society resurface as soon as possible after taking a break.



  • Black Mask
  • Red Hood
  • The Phantasm


  • Sports Master
  • Bronze Tiger
  • Black Spider
  • Gorilla Boss
  • Firefly
  • Eel O'Brien
  • Matches Malone (Batman in disguise)
  • Dead Shot
  • Boxy Bennett
  • Julie Madison
  • Kanazian Resistance Group