Egghead is a criminal mastermind obsessed with eggs and an enemy of Batman and Robin.

He stole the Gotham City Charter from City Hall and learned that if the families of the founders of Gotham City do not pay nine raccoon pelts to Chief Screaming Chicken by midnight, the ownership would revert to the Indian.

After capturing the millionaires, he intended to decipher Batman's true identity by using a device that would transfer Bruce's secrets to Egghead's. If it succeeded, Bruce would have been rendered a vegetable.

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He was among the Batman Villains assembled by the Joker, Catwoman and Penguin at Gotham Studios in a scheme to finally defeat the Dynamic Duo. Like all the other rogues, Egghead was later apprehended and taken into custody when Batman and Robin quelled the villain riot.[1]

Batman vs. Two-Face

At some point Egghead was apprehended and imprisoned at Gotham State Penitentary, where he and other members of the rogue gallery became guinea pigs for an experiment developed by Hugo Strange and Harleen Quinzel. Strange had invented a machine that would rehabilitate criminals by extracting all their evil schemes. Batman, Robin and district attorney Harvey Dent visited the prison in order to witness the experiment, in the course of which the evil extractor overloaded with the large amount of evil substances sucked out of Penguin, Joker, Riddler, Egghead and Mister Freeze. When the tank storing the evil gas exploaded, the substance was sprayed in the face of Harvey Dent, scarring one side of his face and transforming him into the super-villain known as Two-Face.


Abilities


Weapons

  • Egg-shaped Weapons
    • Acid Egg[2]
    • Atomic Egg[3]
    • Eggarang[4]
    • "Eggsplosive" Egg[5]
    • Laughing Gas Egg
    • Lead Weight Egg[6]
    • Mind Control Egg[7]
    • Poison Egg[8]
    • Radar Egg
    • Sneezing Powder Egg[9]
    • Sticky Egg[10]

Behind the scenes

Edwin Self, whose father William Self was in charge of production of Batman for 20th Century Fox Television at the time, was admitted into the Writers's Guild on the strength of the source story, "An Egg Grows In Gotham"/"The Yegg Foes In Gotham," which Stanley Ralph Ross was instructed to dramatize for television. Ross explained to Joel Eisner in The Official Batman Batbook, as his "BatTalk" about the installments, "We will pay you full price, but we want to get this kid (Edwin Self) into the Guild." He also acknowledged to Eisner, in the the same "BatTalk," having coined all the "egg" words that Vincent Price used in character.

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