Alias








Scarface & Ventriloquist
Nick Name
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Civilian ID

Ventriloquist I

Arnold Wesker



Ventriloquist II

Peyton Riley


Alias

Miss. Sugar


Occupation

Ventriloquist I

Criminal Boss


Ventriloquist II

Criminal


Legal Status

Ventriloquist I

Citizen of the United States with a criminal record.


Ventriloquist II

Citizen of the United States.


Nation or Planet of Origin

Ventriloquist I

Gotham City


Ventriloquist II

Gotham City


Group Affiliation

Ventriloquist I

Scarface Gang


Ventriloquist II

Unknown


Base of Operations

Ventriloquist I

Gotham City


Ventriloquist II

Gotham City


Height

Wesker: 5' 7"


Sugar: ~5' 6"


Scarface: ~2'


Weight

Wesker: 145 lbs.


Sugar: ~120 lbs.


Scarface: ~10 lbs.


Eye Color

Wesker: Blue


Sugar: Blue


Scarface: None


Hair Color

Wesker: Grey


Sugar: Blonde


Scarface: None


Known Powers

Wesker

Normal human with the ability to project his voice through the art of ventriloquism.


Sugar

Normal human with the ability to project her voice through the art of ventriloquism.


Accessories

Scarface Mannequin:Specialized ventriloquist dummy armed with a Thompson Machine Gun.


Common Enemies

Batman I

Nightwing III


Regularly Appearing

Batman

Detective Comics


First Appearance

Ventriloquist I

Detective Comics #583 (Feb. 1988)


Ventriloquist II

Detective Comics #827 (March, 2007)


Creator

Ventriloquist I

Alan Grant, John Wagner & Norm Breyfogle


Ventriloquist I

Paul Dini & Don Kramer


Origin

A quiet mild-mannered man, Arnold Wesker's schizophrenic personality is a ruthless criminal mastermind that only commits crimes, often against Wesker's will, through a ventriloquist marionette called Scarface.


The daughter of an Irish mob boss, Peyton Riley was forced into a marriage with an Italian mobster, despite her engagement to a member of Gotham's wealthy elite. When Peyton's husband ran afoul of the eccentric mob leader known as Scarface their marriage began to deteriorate.


Looking for a way to take control of the Gotham mobs and end their loveless marriage Peyton's husband kills her father and attempted to murder her with a single bullet. Surviving a bullet to the eye Peyton discovered a murdered Arnold Wesker, the original Ventriloquist, and his smashed marionette, Scarface. Whether due to a delusion induced by the bullet that had pierced her skull or a mystical totemic power held by the marionette, Peyton became possessed by a voice giving new life to Scarface.