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Information-silkReal NamePaul Sloan
Information-silkCurrent AliasCharlatan
Information-silkBase Of OperationsGotham City
Information-silkIdentityPublic Identity
Information-silkOccupationCriminal, former actor
Information-silkUniverseNew Earth
Information-silkCreatorsMike W. Barr, Jim Baikie
First Appearance

Paul Sloane, alias the Charlatan, was once an actor hired by a cadre Batman's rogues to pretend to be Two-Face. He is a method actor who had a way of getting a little too into the characters he played. Paul buried himself in every role, even doing his own makeup to make him look identical to his subject. This took a toll on his mental health and destroyed his relationship with his girlfriend, actress Veronica Bella.

The reason they needed him was, as with all situations, Two-Face flipped his coin and it came up the non scarred side, leaving no option but to walk away. Paul believes he is Two-Face, the only difference is he enjoys the criminal life. However, during the heist he kills a security guard without even considering his coin.

When the real Two-Face finds out about the impostor he tracks him down and scars his face, dumping him on the rogues doorstep. The Scarecrow finds him and uses him as a guinea pig in his fear experiments. He has all traces of fear removed from his mind, driving him insane. He finally takes up the identity of the Charlatan; wearing a split mask of comedy and tragedy. Paul now targets the rogues as this is the best way to get at Batman, but he is defeated and taken away to Arkham Asylum.


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