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False Face was a self-proclaimed master of disguise who created problems for Batman and Robin.

Little is known of the Caped Crusaders' first meeting with the villain, but on their second chance encounter, they found that he had impersonated a wealthy uranium tycoon named P.S. Smithington. As Smithington, False Face robbed a local Gotham City jewelry store framing the true Smithington for the crime. Batman managed to rescue the actual Smithington, but was unable to recover the stolen jewels.

At police headquarters, Commissioner Gordon supplied Batman and Robin with all of the details of the case, and the two gave chase. False Face however struck again. This time, he kidnapped rock n' roll star, Wally Weskit during a charity benefit concert, and concealed him within an elevator shaft. While False Face took Weskit's place, his henchman, Pebbles, attempted to make off with the charity proceeds. Batman and Robin arrived and prevented the theft, but False Face and his crew managed to escape.

The following day, False Face struck a third time. He impersonated a safari hunter named Arthur Crandall and used his identity to gain access to the Gotham City Explorer's Club. While attempting to steal the club's Golden Tiger award, False Face found Batman and Robin on his heels once again. He lured Batman towards a large water tank and managed to temporarily trap him, but the Dark Knight detective succeeded in outsmarting False Face and his men, apprehending the entire group in the process. False Face was taken to prison, whereupon he soon retired from his life of crime.


  • Disguise
  • Mimicry: False Face was a master of disguise, and could mimic the voice and mannerisms of another individual so effectively, that he could even fool his target's closest acquaintances.

  • This version of False Face, including all history and corresponding appearances, was erased from existence following the collapse of the original Multiverse in the 1985–86 Crisis on Infinite Earths limited series. Even though versions of the character may have since appeared, this information does not apply to those versions.



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