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Quote1 They dragged me into their war! Lieutenant Gordon, Tobias Whale. Their war. I just wanted to go back to playing with my numbers and my toys, but I can't! I can't go back. Quote2
-- Humphry Dumpler src

Humphry Dumpler was once a brilliant accountant. His chief client was Tobias Whale, a boss in the Gotham City underworld. When Humphry realised his employer's criminal activities, he attempted to give the evidence to the GCPD, only to be pulled into the middle of Lieutenant Gordon's war with Tobias. On the way to testify before a judge, Humphry and his police escort were attacked by one of Tobias' men with a rocket launcher. The attack nearly killed Humphry and destroyed his fragile psyche. He escaped from protective custody and disappeared.

Years later, Humphry returned to Gotham and took up residence in his grandmother's abandoned home. He had come up with a plan to get revenge on the people he blamed for the loss of his life. He systimatically kidnapped both members of Tobias Whale's organization and Gotham's city government and imprisoned them inside statues based on the toy soldiers he had loved as a child that he had wired to explode if anyone tried to remove them. His plan came to a head when he managed to abduct both Tobias and James Gordon, setting them among dozens of toy soldiers he planned to blow up. When Batman saved the pair and destroyed Humphry's laser cannon, the disturbed man left the battle with honor, leaving a decoy of himself to keep Batman occupied long enough for him to get away.


Abilities

  • Accounting: An accountant by trade, Humphry was considered a genius in his field before he disappeared.

Weaknesses

  • Mental Illness: His near death destroyed Humphry's grip on his sanity. He frequently mutters nursery rhymes to himself, apparently comparing the fate of the character Humpty Dumpty to his own shattered life.
  • Humphry is not a truly evil man. He retains enough sense to know he doesn't want to hurt other people in the same way he was hurt. He refers to his match of wits with Batman as "the most fun (he'd) had in years".

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