|First Appearance:||Batman: The Telltale Series|
|Affiliations:|| Thomas Wayne (Formerly)|
Hamilton Hill (Formerly)
Falcone Crime Family
|Abilities:|| Mafia Don|
|Portrayed by:||Richard McGonagle|
Carmine Falcone was a Gotham City based criminal and was leader of the Falcone Crime Family.
Carmine Falcone was Gotham's most untouchable gangster, who built his syndicate from the ground up. After he befriended Thomas Wayne at some point, Falcone often visited him and had injuries that he had sustained treated. When he took control of Gotham's organized crime, Falcone let Thomas deal with his money laundering and "befriended" Mayor Hamilton Hill, to help deal with the politics in the city. With control over the main areas of Gotham, the three became the city's most powerful crime lords, though the Waynes appeared less so than Falcone and Hill. Falcone also may have had an addiction to Morphine, though he managed to kick it for forty years before the game's events.
The group also collected large amounts of psychogenic chemicals, which they used to declare people who got in their way insane. With that, they committed many people to Arkham Asylum and, using all their resources, took control of what was previously out of reach. Some of the descendants of those people became members of The Children of Arkham. Falcone also kept barrels of that chemical in a warehouse in the East End. After the deaths of Thomas and Martha Wayne at the hands of one of his hitmen, Falcone began to build up his own businesses as fronts. It's possible that he knew that Hill had hired Chill to kill the Waynes, which caused some adversity. Falcone also ordered his men to place white roses, the organization's symbol, at crime scenes, to let his rivals know that he was responsible and as a fear tactic for the uncorrupted people of Gotham.
Episode One: Realm of ShadowsEdit
NOTICE: The events described impacted by the player's decisions. This is only a brief summary of the events that take place. Decisions made and their impacts will be show either in italics if a single decision affects the subject of the article or tabs if both decisions affect it.
Falcone first appeared at Harvey Dent's fundraiser at Wayne Manor. Falcone and several of his henchmen examined the manor, with Falcone voicing his interest in buying it. He was greeted by Dent and Bruce Wayne, whom came to meet. At Alfred Pennyworth's suggestion, the group went to the parlor to discuss their businesses in private. Bruce could also request that Harvey attend the meeting, despite Falcone's protests.
Falcone explained his concerns over Dent's policies and plans for the city, which Bruce either defended, sided with him on, or said that both could be done simultaneously. Falcone continued to explain that he didn't come to talk to him about politics, but to have him join the organization. If Bruce refused, Falcone tried to explain about Thomas's past dealings with him and the organizations that he ran. Here, the player was given a choice:
Bruce accepts Carmine's offer and he leaves in good spirits. He also decides not to buy the house, commenting that he deserves it.
Bruce either tells him to leave or not to talk about his father in such a way. Falcone, angered leaves, commenting that he's no longer interested in the house, insulting him and saying that "he'll get what's coming to him".
The next evening, Batman assaulted the Skyline Club, and hoped to capture Falcone and interrogate him over an incident at the Docks earlier. After Batman took down six of his own henchmen, Falcone retaliated by opening fire at him, though he killed two of his own henchmen in the process. Batman, using his Grapple Gun, destroyed the floor below Falcone and forced him to flee to his office. Using the security camera feed, Falcone tried to shoot at Batman, but the system was disrupted by an EMP Mine and Batman successfully broke into his office. After a further scuffle, Falcone activated a mini-gun that he had hidden, though it and the window were destroyed by one of Batman's drones. Batman demanded that Falcone tell him about the Docks and the chemicals, but Falcone stated that he owned the building and the chemicals, though he had nothing to do with the incident that when on there. Here, the player had an option on what to do with Falcone:
Batman places Falcone in bonds and hangs him from the window. Demanding that he talks, Carmine reveals that the Wayne family did have ties to him and his organization, before being left for the cops by the vigilante.
Batman impales Falcone on one of the metal rods dislodged in the explosion. Demanding that he talks, Carmine reveals that the Wayne family did have ties to him and his organization. He is later taken off the rod and arrested by the GCPD after Batman leaves.
Episode Two: Children of ArkhamEdit
Following his arrest, Falcone was placed into medical care by the GCPD. After he suspected that Falcone may have had a hand in his parent's murder, Bruce decided to talk to him and learn the reasons why they were killed. Due to the evidence that Bruce had either handed over to Vicki Vale or Lt. James Gordon depending on the players' decision, no one was allowed to visit Falcone, including his wife. However, using all of the political ties that they could muster, Bruce and Harvey managed to buy some time for the former to spend in his company.
Carmine was surprised to see that Bruce had come to see him and confirmed his father's affiliation with him and the organization. Falcone continued to explain that he, Thomas, and Hill had run the city and that he considered the Waynes as family. However, before he could explain the predicament, Falcone asked Bruce to reduce the pain that he was in with some Morphine. The player then had the option to give it to Falcone or cause more pain:
Bruce gives Carmine a small dose of Morphine, reducing the pain. Carmine asks what Bruce is and thanks him for the act, commenting that the act reminds him of Martha Wayne.
Bruce strangles Falcone, demanding that he tells him the truth. When he finishes, Falcone comments that this behavior is the reason why he was kept in the dark. He also states that it reminds him of Thomas, due to the ruthlessness, though states it is the reason why he, Hill and Bruce have their current wealth.
When Bruce finally asked about his parents deaths, Falcone revealed that he had no part in Thomas and Martha's assassination. When Bruce asked who did, Falcone commented that Gotham didn't have some of the most trustworthy people, especially friends. However, before he could tell Bruce more, Falcone was gunned down by Renee Montoya.
Falcone's death caused massive controversy about the GCPD and a massive power vacuum within Gotham's Underworld. That also gave the Children of Arkham, the group that had organized Falcone's death, a large amount of confidence as they began regular attacks on Gotham and its supposedly corrupted, most notably Hill and Bruce. Alfred also recounted Falcone's death as ironic as he was killed by the very chemical that he used in his operations.
Thomas & Martha Wayne Edit
Falcone and "Tommy", as the former seemed to call him, were partners in crime, and worked with Mayor Hill to secure three important spots in controlling Gotham. Falcone may have been around to take the fall for Wayne and Hill, as he was the only person whose criminal background was known by the public. Before he was murdered, Thomas believed that Falcone had hired Chill to take the hit. Falcone may have had an affair with Martha, due to him saying to Bruce that she "had the human touch" and how he "only had good things to say about her".