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Two-Face (Batman Forever)

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One man is born a hero, his brother a coward, babies starve, politicians grow fat, holly men are martyred, and junkies grow legion. Why? Why, why, why, why, why? Luck! Blind, stupid, simple, doo-dah, clueless LUCK!
~ Two-Face
The Bat's stubborn refusal to expire..... IS DRIVING US INSANE!!!
~ Two-Face

Two-Face is the secondary main antagonist in the 1995 film Batman Forever

He was portrayed by Tommy Lee Jones, who also portrays William Strannix, Ryan Gaerity, Major Chip Hazard, and Robert Dewey.



We've received a letter from Batman this morning: Please inform the citizens of Gotham that Gotham City has earned a rest of crime. But if the forces of evil should rise again, to cast a shadow on the heart of the city, call me.
~ Harvey Dent
Harvey Dent (Batman Forever)

Harvey Dent before being horribly deformed by Boss Maroni

When Harvey Dent was interrogating Boss Maroni during a court hearing, Maroni tried kill Harvey by throwing acid into his face. Although Batman tried to save Harvey, the acid managed to burn the left half of Harvey's face. The acid burned far enough through his head that part of his brain was damaged, and made Dent half psychotic and homicidal. Dent also blamed Batman for the condition that he was in, and wanted to get his revenge on the Dark Knight.

Dent was eventually arrested and retained in Arkham Asylum. Two-Face escaped from his cell on the second anniversary of his arrest; his escape being discovered by Dr. Burton, who contacted the Gotham City Police Department.


For you're dying pleasure, we are serving the very same acid that made us the men we are today!
~ Two-Face

Two-Face and his thugs robbed the Second Bank of Gotham. They had taken hostages and looked like they were going to get away when Batman intervened and stopped the robbery. However, Two-Face escaped.

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Two-Face at the circus

Later on, Two-Face traveled to the circus looking for Batman. With the circus currently holding a fundraiser that was attended by Gotham's elite, Two-Face concluded that the odds were excellent that at least one of them knew the Dark Knight's identity if they weren't Batman himself, and threatened to blow the place up unless his enemy turned himself over (although the subsequent riot in the circus prevented Bruce Wayne from obeying his order). He was responsible for the origin of Robin because when The Flying Graysons tried to stop him, but they were all killed by Two-Face. Dick, the youngest Grayson, survived and went on to join Batman as Robin.

Meeting the Riddler

You've broke into our hideout, you've violated the asininity of our lair.... for this we should crush you're bones into powder. However, you pose a most interesting proposition, therefore heads, we accept; and tails, we blow your damn head off!
~ Two-Face, before agreeing to team up with Riddler

At his lair, which was split in half like his personality, Two-Face had two henchwomen, Sugar and Spice, who worked for him. Spice favored his 'dark', scarred side, while Sugar favored his 'good' side. While the three were about to have Harvey's favorites, the Riddler showed and offered Two-Face a proposal: if Two-Face helped the Riddler steal enough money so he could become Gotham's cleverest carbon-based life form, and in return, the Riddler would help him discover the identity of Batman so that they can use it to plot Batman's downfall. With a flip of a coin marking heads in favor of the deal, Two-Face agreed to the Riddler's terms.

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Two-Face and the Riddler

Two-Face joined forces with the Riddler and committed crimes together. The two robbed a building and soon discovered Batman's true identity: Bruce Wayne.

The Assault on Wayne Manor

No killing.
~ Two-Face to Riddler before they entered Wayne Manor

After they discovered Batman's true identity, Two-Face, Riddler, and the former's henchmen infiltrated Wayne Manor on Halloween Night. While Two-Face and his henchmen attacked Bruce and Dr. Chase Meridian while he flipped his coin, which kept landing on good side up, and prevented him from doing anything bad, Riddler destroyed the Batcave. As soon as the scarred side of his coin came up, Two-Face shot Bruce with his pistol, and grazed him in the head. Two-Face wished to finish him off, but Riddler intervened, kidnapped Dr. Meridian, and left behind another riddle.


Two-Face's Death (Batman Forever)

Two-Face falling to his death at the Riddler's Lair on Claw Island

Yes, of course you're right, Bruce. Emotion is always the enemy of true justice. Thank you, you've always been a good friend.
~ Two-Face's last words

At the Riddler's Lair, Claw Island, Batman and Robin got separated. Robin eventually fought Two-Face and even had the chance to kill him, but didn't, because he refused to be like him. Two-Face then managed to capture Robin, and brought him to Riddler. Batman confronted the two villains and they revealed that they had both Robin and Dr. Meridian captured, and then Riddler sent them falling to their deaths, which left Batman to save them. Batman managed to save the pair, but Two-Face flipped his coin and decided that he'll go after them. While Two-Face waited to see what side his coin landed while he had his gun pointed at the trio, Batman tossed up a bunch of identical coins which made Two-Face panic and he fell into the watery bed of spikes, which ended his life once and for all.



  • Two-Face was portrayed by Tommy Lee Jones, who later voiced Major Chip Hazard in Small Soldiers.
  • Two-Face was the main antagonist early on, but when the Riddler emerged, Two-Face was reduced to the secondary main antagonist since the Riddler had bigger plans than Two-Face.
  • This was by far the most evil and unsympathetic version of Two-Face to date.
  • Despite the different race of actors, this Harvey Dent was the same one as seen in the 1989 Batman Film played by Billy Dee Williams.
  • In the novelization of Batman Forever, Dent and Batman first directly allied to take down the remaining members of the Red Triangle Circus Gang.

See also

  • Harvey Dent - Heroes Wiki article on the character from the 1989 Tim Burton film as played by Billy Dee Williams, who - despite different race - is meant to be this version of Harvey Dent.

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