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Hugo Strange was a corrupt scientist who discovered Batman's secret identity.
Discovering Batman's secret identityHugo Strange had developed a machine that allowed him to read people's thoughts. He used it to his advantage by learning their darkest secrets. One of his victims was Judge Maria Vargas, who had burned a building to the ground when she was child. When Strange almost used a tape of her thoughts to blackmail her, Batman went to investigate as Bruce Wayne.
During a theory session, Strange had hooked up Bruce to his machine, and discovered that he was Batman. Rather than use Bruce's secret to blackmail him, Strange instead he contacted the Joker, Two-Face and the Penguin to auction a tape revealing the secret. However, Bruce made a false recording of Strange going on about how he would use the machine to con the supervillains, and then destroyed the mind-invading device. When the villains saw Strange's modified video, they furiously kidnapped him, dismissing his claim that Bruce Wayne was Batman. Batman eventually stopped the villains, but Strange still believed that he had won as he could tell the world Batman's secret identity. Just then, Dick Grayson appeared as Bruce in disguise, rendering Strange's accusation impossible. He was later delivered to the police.
Recruited by Cadmus
Years later, Hugo Strange became a division head on Project Cadmus. Despite being led to believe that Bruce Wayne was not Batman, he may have discovered the truth and possibly told Amanda Waller about Batman's secret identity.
According to Dwayne McDuffie, Hugo Strange's cameo in "The Doomsday Sanction" was a set up for a later appearance (presumably the interrogation scene with the Question in "Question Authority"). But because of the Bat-embargo, the character became off-limits so Doctor Moon was used instead. The embargo was created when this character began to appear in the The Batman.
- "The Doomsday Sanction" (Cameo)
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