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Batwoman Confirms Another Major Batman Villain for the Arrowverse

SPOILER WARNING: This article contains major stories for "Down Down Down," the latest episode of Batwoman.

Batwoman just confirmed another big Batman villain for the Arrowverse. In "Down Down Down," the latest episode, Kate Kane confronted Tommy Elliot, aka Hush, to ask how he discovered Bruce Wayne's secret identity. Elliot was all-too-pleased to tell her that he learned that information from the Riddler.

"How do you know who he is?" Kate demanded.

"You mean Batman?" Elliot countered. "Oops! Did I say that out loud?"

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"How do you know that?" Kate repeated.

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"Oh, because a few months ago, I paid a man to riddle me the answer," he admitted, clearly referring to Edward "Riddler" Nigma. "Gotta love the honorable Bruce Wayne for designing a fail-safe so he could never become too powerful in a super-suit. Such a great guy."

"He's your best friend," Kate pointed out.

"Yeah, he was," Elliot agreed. "The bestest. Nothing could be average with Bruce. Even had to have more dead parents than me."

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"Because he saved your mom's life?" Kate said.

"Oh, yeah. No, I am aware," he replied. "Thanks to him, instead of collecting my inheritance, I was left wiping the spittle off of a jabbering madwoman's lips for 13 years."

"You wanted him dead, why wait until he's in a bulletproof suit?" Kate asked.

"Because Bruce didn't ruin my life. Batman did. Do you know what it's like to have the villain of your story be the hero of your city?" Elliot mused. "He is a monster who left me anchored to a repulsive, gold-digging bitch, and now he's gonna die."

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First introduced in 2003’s Batman #609, Hush was created by Jeph Loeb and Jim Lee. The villain was a childhood friend of Bruce Wayne, though in many ways serves as his foil. At a young age, the future villain attempted to kill his parents by cutting the brake line of their car, though his mother survived. He was eventually committed to a psychiatric ward, only to later return and attempt revenge against Bruce. As in the show, Elliot learned Batman's secret identity from the Riddler.

As he mentioned above, Elliot wanted to exact revenge on Bruce for saving his mother from a car accident he arranged, thus preventing him from receiving his inheritance. When he learned Bruce's secret identity, he sought a way to defeat Batman. Unfortunately, Bruce created a weapon capable of piercing his nearly indestructible suit, in the event the suit fell into the wrong hands. Elliot stole this weapon, but Kate was able to overcome him and retrieve the weapon as Batwoman, fully embracing her identity as a vigilante.

Helmed by Caroline Dries and developed by Berlanti Productions and Warner Bros. Television, Batwoman stars Ruby Rose, Rachel Skarsten, Meagan Tandy, Camrus Johnson, Dougray Scott, Elizabeth Anweis and Nicole Kang. The series airs Sundays at 8 p.m. ET/PT on The CW.

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