13 October 2007

The Friends and Foes of Batman - Egghead

Egghead was a villain created for the 1960s Batman television series. Played by horror film mainstay Vincent Price, the character was identifiable by his pale bald head and white and yellow suit. He believed himself to be "the world's smartest criminal," and his crimes would usually have an egg-motif to them as well as including egg puns in his speech where appropriate such as "egg-zactly" and "egg-cellent." Additionally, he would use a wide assortment of egg-shaped weapons, such as laughing gas eggs and tear gas eggs (laid by chickens on a diet of onions).

Egghead schemed with Chief Screaming Chicken of the Mohican Indian tribe to revert control of Gotham City to the Chief's people. In return, Egghead would also govern the city and enable the criminal underground to run amok. Needless to say, their scheme was foiled by Batman and Robin. Egghead would return twice with his new partner and love interest, Olga, Queen of the Cossacks, and in exile from Bessarovia.

Egghead has rarely appeared in other Batman media outside of the 1960s series. It is somewhat doubtful if he is part of the comic book continuity, although he can be seen in Shadow of the Bat as an inmate of Arkham Asylum.

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Friend and Foe Profiles:

Ra's al Ghul
Talia al Ghul
Baby Doll
Bat-Hound (Ace)
Black Mask
David Cain
Calendar Man & Calendar Girl
Clock King
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1 comment:

Dragulf said...

I can't see how Batman could survive with a flood of enemies this heinous and depraved! Why I bet Eggman could whip the Vulture (of Spiderman fame) easily!!!