Eventually, he was diagnosed with inoperable cancer and decided to treat himself by recreating the chemical formula of the substance that transformed Clayface. Alain did not predict the immense pain that he would feel, and accidentally started a fire that destroyed an old monastery. His body was twisted into a monster-like form that he couldn't change. With this came enhanced strength, as well as a new purpose for Alain to become a vigilante.
When Batman came to Paris for a mission, there were stories of people sighting the "hunchback's ghost". Alain helped Batman catch and interrogate Andre Julliard, a member of the League of Assassins. Afterward, Alain considered working with Anton Legere, a police inspector.
- Superhuman Durability: Mauricet was able to withstand multiple point-blank pistol shots, as well as a thrown Batarang.
- Superhuman Strength: Mauricet's body granted him enormous strength, and he was able to lift up a large man with one hand while Batman clung on to him.
- Hand-to-Hand Combat (Basic)
- Intimidation: Mauricet frightened people by using his deformed appearance.
- Interrogation: Mauricet used his strength to extract information out of a League of Assassins member.
- The Hunchback is based on Quasimodo, a fictional character from the 1831 novel The Hunchback of Notre-Dame by Victor Hugo.
- The Hunchback shares the name of Belgian artist, Alain Mauricet.
- 1 Appearances of Alain Mauricet (DCAU)
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