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Daggett Industries, also known as the Daggett Development Corporation and Daggett Labs, was the company of Roland Daggett. Daggett's business empire included laboratories focused on developing pharmaceuticals,[1] chemicals, and biological products,[2] as well as real estate and land development.[3] Daggett Industries, although nominally legitimate, employed various illegal and unethical means against its primary competitor Wayne Enterprises, including a failed attempt to frame Bruce Wayne for insider trading in an effort to cover up safety concerns about its Renuyu facial cream.[4]

After Renuyu was tested on actor Matt Hagen in an attempt to restore his prior appearance after an accident deformed his face, Daggett used Hagen's ensuing addiction to his product in order to force Hagen to carry out various crimes on his company's behalf. Renuyu's terrible addictive side-effects and the botched attempt to murder Hagen in a coverup of the scandal were responsible for Hagen's transformation into the villain Clayface.[5]

A Daggett Industries subsidiary, the Daggett Development Corporation, was implicated in a failed attempt to detonate explosives in the Crime Alley district of Gotham in a plot to redevelop the land at a considerable profit. Once again, Daggett's plans were frustrated by Batman.[6]

Daggett Labs later employed the unscrupulous scientist Dr. Milo, who created a highly virulent virus he intended to spread to the people of Gotham City by infecting stray animals. Daggett planned to allow the virus to spread before selling the antidote at an exorbitant price, but his scheme was foiled by Batman and Catwoman.[7] The failure of this gambit left Daggett in considerable debt.[8]


Although Daggett Industries successfully weathered various scandals in which Roland Daggett was able to deny culpability, he was eventually exposed through the efforts of Batgirl and Catwoman and arrested for his crimes.[9] The fate of Daggett Industries after the arrest of Roland Daggett is unknown.

Appearances

Batman: The Animated Series

References

  1. Batman: The Animated Series, "Feat of Clay"
  2. Derek, Sean Catherine (story) & Dixon, Buzz (teleplay) & Kirkland, Boyd (director) (November 5, 1992). "Cat Scratch Fever". Batman: The Animated Series. Season 1. Episode 33 (airdate). Episode 36 (production). FOX Kids.
  3. Conway, Gerry (writer) & Kirkland, Boyd (director) & September 17, 1992). "Appointment in Crime Alley". Batman: The Animated Series. Season 1. Episode 12 (airdate). Episode 26 (production). FOX Kids.
  4. Batman: The Animated Series, "Feat of Clay"
  5. Idem, "Feat of Clay"
  6. Conway, Gerry (writer) & Kirkland, Boyd (director) & September 17, 1992). "Appointment in Crime Alley". Batman: The Animated Series. Season 1. Episode 12 (airdate). Episode 26 (production). FOX Kids.
  7. Derek, Sean Catherine (story) & Dixon, Buzz (teleplay) & Kirkland, Boyd (director) (November 5, 1992). "Cat Scratch Fever". Batman: The Animated Series. Season 1. Episode 33 (airdate). Episode 36 (production). FOX Kids.
  8. Reaves, Michael, Stephens, Brynne (writer) & Riba, Dan (director) (November 12, 1994). "Batgirl Returns". The Adventures of Batman & Robin. Season 3. Episode 8 (airdate). Episode 85 (production). FOX Kids.
  9. Reaves, Michael, Stephens, Brynne (writer) & Riba, Dan (director) (November 12, 1994). "Batgirl Returns". The Adventures of Batman & Robin. Season 3. Episode 8 (airdate). Episode 85 (production). FOX Kids.

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