Alias








Mad Hatter I
Nick Name
|
Civilian ID

Unknown


Alias

Jervis Tetch


Occupation
Criminal
Legal Status
Citizen of the United States with a criminal record.
Nation or Planet of Origin
Earth
Group Affiliation

Secret Six

Wonderland Gang


Base of Operations
Gotham City
Height
4' 8"
Weight
150 lbs.
Eye Color
Blue
Hair Color
Red
Known Powers

Normal human with poor skills as a hand-to-hand combatant, but a genius level intelligence with skills in computer electronics, software and human biology and psychology.


Accessories

Mind control devices disguised as hats or other objects from the Lewis Carol story Alice's Adventures in Wonderland.


Common Enemies

Batgirl II

Batman I

Huntress III

Nightwing III

Oracle

Robin I

Robin II

Robin III


Regularly Appearing

Batman

Detective Comics


First Appearance

Mad Hatter I

Batman #49 (Oct. - Nov. 1948)


Mad Hatter II

Detective Comics #230 (April, 1956)


Creator
Bill Finger & Win Mortimer
Origin

Jervis Tetch began his criminal career disguised as the Mad Hatter due to his obsession with hats and a startling resemblance to the character as depicted in Sir John Tenniel's illustrations from Alice's Adventures in Wonderland.


Captured by the vigilante known as the Batman and his side-kick Robin, Tetch was judged insane and incarcerated in Arkham Asylum.


While incarcerated another criminal calling himself Jervis Tetch assumed the title of the Mad Hatter and began stealing unusual hats for his collection. Obsessed with stealing Batman's cowl, he was captured by the vigilante and imprisoned. He would escape on several occasions, employing hats containing weapons to commit his crimes.


Tetch, the original Mad Hatter, escaped Arkham Asylum and claims to have disposed of his impostor, presumably in a murderous fashion, reclaiming his mantle as the Mad Hatter.