The Religion of Crime, also known as the Dark Faith, is an old, secret organization that follows the word of the Crime Bible and its lessons of deceit, greed, lust and murder.
Religion of Crime

Crime Bible
Information-silk Official Name
Religion of Crime
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The Dark Faith
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Sister Wrack
Information-silk Current Members
Sister Shard, Abigail Lincoln-Gray, Giselle Carlyle
Information-silk Former Members
Brother Flay, Stanton T. Carlyle, Elicia
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Religious cult created through Darkseid's agents on Earth dedicated to the worship of evil.
First appearance


The Religion of Crime, also known as the Dark Faith, is an old, secret organization that follows the word of the Crime Bible and its lessons of deceit, greed, lust and murder.

The following are notable members of the Religion of Crime:

    • Stanton T. Carlyle and Giselle Carlyle: Stanton was a Professor who wrote a book entitled A Blasphemous Mythology: The Religion of Crime which "defuncts" the "hoax" of the Religion of Crime. Its real purpose was to provide the teachings to the general public without their knowledge. Stanton was killed by his wife, Giselle, in an attempt to increase the popularity of the book by creating a scandal in which it appeared the Religion of Crime sought revenge for the publication of the book. Giselle was captured by the Question.
    • Abigail Lincoln-Gray a.k.a. Mother Superior: Abigail Lincoln-Gray is the leader of a "House of Lilith" (i.e. a brothel) in which, among other things, people are converted to the Religion of Crime and/or blackmailed. The House was located in Chevy Chase, Maryland. Renee Montoya, under an alias, visited the House regularly in order to collect information. During her visits she was frequently "partnered" with Elicia, who attempted unsuccessfully to seduce Renee. Ultimately Elicia was hit by Abigail for her failures and, that night, Renee gave in to her advances. Immediately afterwards, Renee stopped a ritual during which the House was burned down. Elicia, and numerous other "daughters" escaped but Abigail planned to rebuild. Elicia later turned up a prisoner of the Order of the Stone but was rescued by the Question.
    • Sinclair: Sinclair is the leader of a Gotham City branch (called "coven") of the Religion of Crime. He was accosted by Batwoman and Question and forced to reveal and participate in an auction of a Crime Bible. Batwoman took him down at the auction thereby hiding his participation in the event.
    • Other known members include:
      • Isabella Cordoba: A Daughter of Lilith from Barcelona, Spain. She is mentioned as having referred Renee Montoya to the Chevy Chase, Maryland House of Lilith.
      • Nikki and Taylor were two of the Chevy Chase Daughters of Lilith. Nikki was about to be sacrificed in a ritual and was rescued by Renee Montoya.
    • Mistress Alice briefly became the leader of the thirteen Gotham covens and tried to use the organization to kill everyone in Gotham City. She was stopped by the Batwoman.



Transportation: None known.
Weapons: None known.


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