There are few more iconic Batman villains than Two-Face. The super-villain of two halves has been a thorn in the caped crusader's side since the 1940s. With his origins as crusading District Attorney (and Batman ally) Harvey Dent making his transformation into a maniacal super-villain all the more crushing to the Dark Knight.
That, and he looks awesome. And is completely - but, crucially, understandably - insane.
So, predictably, he's a major fan favorite. He's also, therefore, been long-predicted to appear in Gotham, Fox's new slice of early Bat-mythos - and now, finally, he looks set to appear.
Nicholas D'Agosto, of Masters of Sex fame, has been cast to guest star as Harvey Dent in a a number of episodes towards the end of Gotham's current season. Should the show be renewed for another year, there's reportedly an option for him to be bumped up to series regular, to boot.
Which means, we're about to see a whole lot more of Harvey Dent - and eventually, possibly Two-Face, but what does that mean for Gotham?
(Note, potential SPOILERS below...)
Well, for starters:
Jim Gordon is About to Get a New Ally
Harvey Dent may originally have just been your run-of-the-mill, everyday crusading D.A. for the first forty years or so of his comic existence, but from Batman: Year One on, Dent was also a key ally of both Bruce Wayne and Jim Gordon.
Which seems a whole lot more likely to be his shtick in Gotham than his recent New 52 re-conning as a corrupt Defense Attorney...
Renee Montoya Will Have More to Do
Specifically, we may well get a hint at the (one-sided) romance between Montoya and Dent, which culminated in a vengeful Two-Face outing Montoya as gay and framing her for murder.
Expect less of the whole 'framing for murder' deal, but perhaps a fair bit of awkward sexual tension coming from Gotham's new D.A.?
Bruce Wayne'll Get Another Mentor
Helpfully for Gotham, Dent's eventual slide into becoming Two-Face doesn't necessarily need to involve Bruce Wayne (or Batman) directly - which means he could actually appear on the show as a full on villain in later seasons. The only catch? He still needs a strong relationship with Bruce in order to give his villainy some weight.
This one's more of a long-term sort of deal, then, but odds are young Bruce Wayne is going to get another idealistic, crime-fighting mentor figure. The only difference? This one's eventually going to show him how the dark side of people can shine through.
Sal Maroni Will Get a Nemesis
Which rather neatly brings us to the origin of Two-Face himself.
Eagle-eared viewers of Gotham will already know that Sal Maroni, a notorious Gotham City crime-boss, is very much heading to the show.
Which, seeing as Harvey Dent originally became Two-Face after Maroni threw acid in his face during a trial, suggests the mobster may well be set to develop a few good reasons to hate Dent. Say, helping Gordon to take down his criminal organization?
Either that, or we could well see the more recent origin of the villain, in which Carmine Falcone...
...hires a corrupt assistant D.A. named Fields to do the disfiguring.
So, probably best to keep an eye out for a shifty looking guy called Fields, especially if he starts carrying around suspicious-looking vials of caustic liquids.
Most important of all, though...
Two-Face is on His Way
We may well never see his distorted, acid-strewn face on screen, but - one way or another - the implication that one of Batman's greatest villains is heading to TV is very much present and correct.
Which is a good thing.
Even if, sadly, it does mean we won't get to see Tommy Lee Jones reprise the role...
Or, for that matter, Billy Dee Williams...
Now all we need is for Fox to renew [Gotham](series:1127075) for four or five seasons, and we might actually get to see Two-Face himself...
What do you guys think? Will we ever actually see Harvey Dent become Two-Face in Gotham?
via Geek Tyrant