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Harvey Dent
Harvey Dent (Telltale)
General Information
First Appearance: Batman: The Telltale Series
Created by: Bob Kane
Bill Finger
Affiliations: Bruce Wayne
Selina Kyle
Lt. James Gordon
Abilities: High intelligence
First in
Great physical strength
Portrayed by: Travis Willingham (voice)

Harvey Dent is a District Attorney in Gotham City. He is a friend of Bruce Wayne and currently running for Mayor of Gotham against Hamilton Hill. However, following an attack by the Children of Arkham, Harvey begins to turn towards a darker path.

He's the initial deuteragonist turned hidden tertiary antagonist of Batman: The Telltale Series.

BiographyEdit

Harvey Dent was Gotham City's District Attorney since the age of 26. He became well known with the GCPD for serving up sentences effectively and making sure they would stay that way. At some point before the events of the game, he became acquainted with billionaire Bruce Wayne, the two becoming friends. A year before the events of the series, Harvey decided to run for Mayor of Gotham, competing against Hamilton Hill.

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.

Harvey first appeared in the episode, attending a fundraiser Bruce had organized to get him funded for his campaign. Whilst Bruce was away, Harvey tried to convince the guests to vote for him, promising change to Gotham and stamp out organized crime in the city. Whilst opening wishing Bruce had attended, Harvey noticed him in the crowd, asking him to welcome the guests. He later when to talk to Bruce, enquiring about his absence from the fundraiser and even asking his help to convince the attenders to vote for him.

After talking to Gotham Gazette reporter Vicki Vale, they noticed known criminal Carmine Falcone arrive to the event. When Bruce confronted him about this, Harvey admitted to inviting him, hoping that the crime-lord would get him into city hall, if swayed in the right direction. The two then met Carmine, though his men didn't allow Harvey to enter the parlor. Bruce is then given the choice to let Harvey attend the meeting or leave him at the fundraiser.

Bruce lets Harvey attend the meeting between him and Falcone. If the player chooses this option, Harvey will be asked to remain quiet and remember things said by both parties.

Bruce apologies to Harvey and leaves him at the fundraiser. Harvey will be left at the fundraiser by himself, commenting that he'll get a drink from the bar as he leaves.

Harvey later appears at the press conference for the announcement of the Thomas and Martha Wayne Memorial Hospital. He and Bruce hold the introduction and hands the conference to Bruce, who is either listening to Harvey or texting his butler Alfred. After the press began accusations of Bruce being tied to organized Crime, Harvey asks him to leave and states that his team on damage control will handle these comments.

Bruce later meets Harvey at the Café Triste, where he produces the search warrant GCPD were given by Mayor Hill to raid Wayne Manor. Surprised by this, Harvey was angered, as Hill did not have the right to issue search warrants without his approval. The two discussed what had happened and what they may do whilst these rumors were persistent. During this discussion, it was interrupted by Selina Kyle, whom Harvey had been showing around Gotham. He greeted her and introduced her to Bruce, unaware that the two had met the previous night as Batman and Catwoman. They made conversation, with points of interest being a "mugging" Selina had been in the previous night and a bruised eye she had sustained from it. When it turned to damage control of the Wayne family ties to the Falcone Crime Family, Harvey left the table to call his office and to get it under control. When he returned, Bruce left for "another appointment", despite both his and Selina's pleas to stay for a drink.

Episode Two: Children of ArkhamEdit

The following morning, Harvey was contacted by Bruce and asked by his friend to pull as many strings as he could to get him to talk with Falcone, who had been arrested following an attack by Batman and evidence his friend had given to either Vicki or Lt. James Gordon. They managed to buy some time, with Harvey using as many strings he had to the GCPD to organize this meeting. Whilst at the precinct, the two discussed why Bruce wanted to see the crime lord, including what may happen if news of this got out to the press. Bruce can also mention about his suspicions about Falcone and his parents' murder to Harvey. After being shown to the infirmary by Gordon, Harvey left Bruce alone to talk to Falcone.

After Falcone was murdered by a drugged Renee Montoya, who remained unconscious throughout it, Harvey briefly checked on her interrogation, which was being conducted by Gordon. He managed to buy himself and Bruce time to stay, but was angered at what had happened and wondered why she had murdered him. Harvey also showed annoyance, as Falcone's case could have meant they would get to compensate thousands of the crimelord's victims, including those who were not known at the time. Whilst consulting Gordon, he decided that it was best to try and cover up the incident before the press found out about it. Upon hearing that Falcone's lawyers had arrived, Harvey and Gordon left to deal with them. After managing to stall them, they returned to find Montoya had awoken. When Harvey asked what had happened, Bruce can either give him information which she had told him or remain vague/silent about it. After this, Harvey and Bruce left, the former to prepare for that night's debate and the latter, unknown to Harvey, to find a suspect he had.

Harvey was later called by Bruce, shortly before the debate. As the two talked, Harvey revealed that his advisors had suggested that he distanced himself away from him, following the allegations to the Wayne family. However, he asked for Bruce to carry on funding his campaign, as without it, he would be unable to run against Hill.

Bruce agrees to continue funding Harvey's campaign, which he will be thankful of, commenting that he will never forget this. Harvey then hangs up the call for the final stages of preparation for the debate.

Bruce will decide to stop funding Harvey's campaign, which he will comment to be disappointing. Harvey then hangs up the call for the final stages of preparation for the debate.

As the debate started, the event was attacked by the Children of Arkham, led by a man in a bird mask. Harvey was held hostage by the group, alongside Hill and others at the debate. Taking over the debate, the masked man, who called himself "the Penguin", had one of his hostages inject both Dent and Hill with a chemical. As the two were forced to argue, under the effects of the chemical, the Children of Arkham showed a video of Thomas Wayne and Hill unjustifiably committing Esther Cobblepot to Arkham Asylum.

During this, the GCPD tried to raid the debate and apprehend the group. Penguin, angry at Hill for what he had done, tried to murder him, but Harvey tried to intervene. Throwing a punch at the masked man, Harvey was beaten down by Penguin, who proceeded to shoot Hill twice in the chest and once in the head, killing him. Batman, who had just beaten Blockbuster unconscious, confronted Penguin. However, Penguin responded by shooting wildly at the vigilante, which he dodged. Penguin then threw Harvey on the floor and separated a stage-light to attack him with. Batman is then left with a choice to either save Dent or Catwoman, who is also in danger.

Batman attacks Penguin, saving Dent. He thanks the vigilante for interviening and is taken away by to Gotham General to recuperate.

Batman saves Catwoman from a group on Children of Arkham mercenaries. However, he is too late to save Dent, who is attacked with the stage light by Penguin and disfigured. As the GCPD arrive, Dent is taken away by Paramedics, though will be scared from the event.

Episode Three: New World OrderEdit

A week after the Children of Arkham attack, Bruce visited Harvey in his hospital room. Having been unopposed, he had been won the Mayoral seat unopposed. If the player chose to save Selina, Harvey will have bandages wrapped around his forehead and the left side of his face, due to his injuries from the stage light. When Bruce walked in, Harvey muted the TV and mentions how Bruce brought flowers, as his new secretary and his mother did. He expressed regret at having been unable to stop Penguin, and remark on his humiliation at "getting his face smashed" or relying on Batman to save him, depending on the choice made. Harvey also states his disappointment and heartache over Selina not showing up to visit him, or at least congratulate him on his mayoral achievement.

Harvey also mentions how his therapist and doctors had told him to take it easy, despite his new important position. He remarks how his therapist stated the Children of Arkham's drug might have caused some "issues to resurface and become unmanageable". He showed some humor upon seeing the Bat Signal outside the window for the first time. When Bruce announced that he had to tend to something else, he voiced his disappointment and acted mostly normal as he left. After he left, he immediately turned the TV back on or unmuted it, depending on actions the player took during this conversion.

Harvey later left his hospital bed early to give his mayoral acceptance speech and was picked up by his new secretary, Deborah. However, on the way, the Children of Arkham attempted an attack and tried to run them off the road. Forced into an alleyway, what happens depends on the actions taken by the player, as they must choose between Harvey or Sgt. Renee Montoya.

If Batman goes after Harvey instead of Montoya, he will save Harvey and Deborah from the Childron of Arkham members. If the player chose to save Harvey from the Penguin at the debate, he will show his gratitude towards Batman. However, if he is scarred, he does not show gratitude and instead remarks that Batman is a criminal and should watch his back. Following this, Batman rushes away to help the GCPD at a chemical bust.

If Batman goes after Montoya, he arrives to find the situation has already been stopped by GCPD officers. Harvey will have killed one of the attackers and stands grimly in the background.

Harvey's speech can also be seen briefly during Bruce's visit to R&D in Wayne Enterprises. Depending on the actions the player took in the previous episode, he will either approve Batman and his methods (if saved) or voice his opposition to the vigilante (if scared)

Later, Bruce met with Harvey to inform him of WayneTech's hacked communications. Depending on the choice made in the previous episode, he will act differently.

If Harvey was saved in the previous episode, he will show extreme paranoia and fear of the Children of Arkham. He expresses that the GCPD should let Batman use whatever methods he wants to deal with the Children of Arkham and that having a police force of vigilantes just like Batman would make Gotham better. Flipping a large silver dollar for emphasis or out of habit, or even a subconscious decision, if encouraged by the player, Harvey will slam his fist on the desk and go into a ramble of overboard security methods. If the player objects, Harvey will still slam the desk, but instead warn Wayne not to "tell Harvey what to do". Shortly after this, Harvey leaves Bruce for a photo shoot.

If Selina saved in the previous episode, Harvey will be wearing half of a fake-face mask over his scarred side. Instead of being paranoid, Harvey expresses sadness at his appearance during his first official portrait as Mayor, and then anger over the Children of Arkham hacking WayneTech. Harvey will start rambling in third-person, in a deeper, raspier, and scarier voice, as if it is a different person, about how he always follows the law, which doesn't seem to work. He will appear to switch, quite abruptly, between his regular personality and this one, arguing to himself over whether or not Harvey is turning things around and if this harsh personality could do better. The second personality starts rambling over the security until Bruce tells him to stop, in which he will then slam his fist on the desk and insult Gotham. Following this, Harvey is called away for a photo shoot, leaving Bruce in his office.

The next morning, Harvey brought coffee and possibly donuts to Selina's apartment to see her and talk about his split personality. Unfortunately, Harvey arrived on the morning after Bruce slept at Selina's house. Whether Bruce slept with Selina or not, Harvey shouted at them, feeling a strong sense of betrayal. His feeling for Selina now broken, his second personality began talking to him, telling him how stupid he was to trust Selina and how neither of them are his friends. It also called him a freak and that is how they will see him. If Batman didn't save Harvey from Penguin, he will remove the mask and "embrace" his darker side.

With his second personality taking control, Harvey decided to "punish" Bruce and Selina for their apparent betrayal, throwing a number of objects at them. Before continuing his assault, Harvey decided to be fair, flipping his silver dollar to decide which one he would attack. The coin landed at the side he had allocated for Selina, but Bruce stopped him. After hitting Bruce hard, Harvey showed remorse, giving his friend the idea to com between him and Selina to prevent her from being attacked. With Harvey in chaos, the player must decide whether to beat up Harvey or wear him down.

If Bruce chooses to beat up Harvey, he will viciously strike him with Selina multiple times, finishing him by slamming his face (the burned side if he is scarred) into Selina's fridge.

If Bruce tries to wear him out, he will avoid two of Harvey's punches and dodge to the side, causing Harvey to slam his head into the wall (the unharmed side if he is scarred). Due to Harvey's lack of energy and coordination due to the drug, Harvey's next missed punch sends him falling to the ground clumsily, breaking the table.

After the fight, Harvey began to come around, stating he didn't want to be alone with "[his second personality]". After straightening himself, Harvey walked out, away his friends, despite Bruce's attempts to help him.

Episode Four: Guardian of GothamEdit

Harvey takes identity as main antagonist of this episode. Following Bruce's attack on Oswald Cobblepot, Harvey committed him to Arkham Asylum and turned opinion towards the Wayne negatively, in revenge for his adultery with Selina. Harvey also turned Gotham into police state in hopes to defeat the Children of Arkham. After Bruce was released, he called to threaten his old friend, still bitter for "stealing Selina from him". He explained what had happened during his incarceration, telling him that he should have stayed at Arkham, "where he belonged".

Later, on the news, he publicly announced that he would seize Bruce's assets. He also blackmailed Commissioner Grogan into giving him the location of the Children of Arkham's drug cache, sending a number of his men to destroy the building. Depending on the player's choice, Bruce will either meet him as himself or Batman.

Bruce goes to meet Harvey, finding him on the rooftops of City Hall. Showing his fustrations, Harvey refuses to negotiate with Bruce, regardless of his disfigurement. Comparing himself to a strong leader, Harvey orders his men to destroy the city block holding the Children of Arkham's drugs. He then orders his men to take Bruce away to Crime Alley and execute him, but to make it look like a suicide. Bruce either stays silent, attacks or threatens him as he is knocked out and taken away by the guards.

Unaware that Bruce is coming to see him, Harvey sends a small group of his men to assassinate Gordon. Batman meets Dent on the roof of City Hall, making his presence known to him. Depending on whether the player saved him from Penguin or not, Harvey will act differently to him. If he was saved, Dent will act friendly towards Batman, though will be supprised for his stance towards Wayne. However, if Penguin disfigured him, he will act aggressively towards him, blaming him for his disfigurement. Despite Batman's attempt to get him to stop his crusade against Bruce, Harvey will refuse to help him, seeing him as bad as Hill, Falcone and the Children of Arkham. He then orders the destruction of the warehouse holding the Children of Arkham's drugs. Revealing his orders to murder Gordon to Batman, the vigilante attacked him, threatening violence. Revealing that he had Gordon taken to Crime Alley, Batman let him go and fled as Dent's enforcers opened fire at him.

Later, Harvey and his men try to take Wayne Manor. Batman is force, once again, to make the decision on what to do, as Penguin is in the process of hacking his tech.

Batman decides to stop Penguin, leaving Harvey to take Wayne Manor. Aftwards, Harvey can be seen outside a burning Wayne Manor, telling his men to spread the word that "Wayne put up a fight".

Episode Five: City of LightEdit

Five days later, Dent is now silencing opposition and ruling the city through brute force. The Gotham media has even taken to calling him Two-Face, for his treachery. After sending his squad to the GCPD headquarters to silence Commissioner Grogan, Dent takes Jack Ryder, Deborah and a number of civilians hostage, holding them at Wayne Manor.

As Bruce arrives to talk, Harvey continually choosing their fates with a flip of his coin. As his men guard him, Harvey voices his anger for Bruce's betrayal and Gotham's up rise against him. Executing a hostage, he then decides the fate of another and Deborah, whom he releases, either though Bruce telling him to release them or the coin deciding to do so. Finally pointing a gun at Ryder, Bruce finally get though to him, suggests to kill him instead or calls him insane. Depending on what is said, Harvey will then either try to commit suicide, seeing himself for what he is or goaded on to kill Bruce and Ryder.

Flipping the coin to decide their fate, it is caught by Bruce before it can land. Demanding a result, Bruce either pockets the coin or throws it other a banister. Harvey will leap after it if the latter is chosen, injuring himself in the process. Left indecisive, Harvey is taken away to receive help. This also inadvertently helps Bruce restore his reputation in the public eye, having put his life in danger to save others.

Batman decides to stop Harvey and his men. Upon arriving, Harvey discovers Alfred waiting there, ready to attack. Despite his pleas to let him and his men past, Alfred refuses. After two of his men are taken down, Batman confronts Harvey. Depending on whether he saved him or not, Harvey will either insist for Batman to help him take down Wayne or scold him for not saving him from the Penguin. As his men attack, Batman fights and defeats them whilst Harvey prepares to join the fight.

With a machine gun fitted with "Explosive Slugs", Harvey opens fire on Batman, forcing the vigilante to ascend to the second floor of the hallway. After getting a shot in, Harvey has his men hold Batman as he prepares to execute him. However, Alfred interviens, shooting him in the shoulder. As Alfred's gun jams, Harvey flips the coin to decide how he should kill the butler. However, Batman summons a swarm of bats to distract the men and throws a Batarang into the machine gun's chamber, destroying the gun and setting Harvey's left arm on fire. Batman puts out the blaze, but not before Harvey's left side is completely burnt. After being defeated, Dent and his men are turned over to the GCPD. Depending on Batman's suggestion, he is sent either to Blackgate Prison (where murderers deserve to be) or Arkham Asylum (where he has a hope of recovering).

If Batman chose the latter, Harvey will appear in his cell during Lady Arkham's release of the inmates, unable to decide whether to escape or stay.

PersonalityEdit

Before the Children of Arkham's attack on the Mayoral debate, Harvey was a kind and considerate person, willing to protect Gotham through legal means. He was also very warm and easy to approach. However, following this event, he began developing a split personality, due to the chemical Vicki Vale injected him with. This personality was violent and quick to anger, even willing to use violent means to its end. Depending on whether Batman saves him from disfigurement at the Penguin's hands, the second personality can either come closer to the surface quickly or slowly begin to take over. After catching Bruce in Selina's apartment, Harvey and his spilt personality will begin using a coin to decide on actions, drawing him closer to becoming his comic book counterpart.

RelationshipsEdit

Bruce Wayne/BatmanEdit

Harvey and Bruce were best friends by the events of the game. Bruce is one of Harvey's main supporters in his Mayoral campaign and his biggest investor. With Harvey's help, Bruce could get legal support through the D.A.'s office and pull strings to see Carmine Falcone, whilst the crime lord was in custody. Even during the Wayne Family scandal, when Harvey's advisors asked him to distance himself from Bruce, the two kept a close relationship, though Harvey may lose financial backing from Bruce. However, following an attack from the Children of Arkham, Harvey's growing psychological issues began to affect their friendship. This may have been completely destroyed when Harvey catches Bruce in Selina Kyle's apartment.

Harvey's views on Batman may also be affected, depending on the choices made in the series. If Batman saves Harvey a number of threats, including being disfigured by the Penguin or an attempted kidnapping by the Children of Arkham, his views on Batman will grow increasingly positive, though will affect his opinion of justice in a twisted way. However, if Batman chooses against these, his views on the vigilante will become increasingly negative, seeing him as unable to help Gotham.

Selina KyleEdit

Selina Kyle was Harvey Dent's romantic interest, although Selina mentioned they weren't together.

James GordonEdit

Harvey didn't know the commissioner particularly well, but the two seemed to have a mutual respect for each other, as Gordon mentions Harvey was "the only DA he trusted to make a conviction stick." They disagreed, however, with how to handle Falcone's murder, Gordon stating they should try to learn everything first, Harvey stating they had to get their own story out to avoid press damage. Gordon can appear shocked if the player doesn't save Harvey from the Penguin, leading to his scarring. Gordon showed concern for Harvey when stated he and Batman had to keep both Montoya and Harvey safe from the Children of Arkham.

Hamilton HillEdit

Harvey had a poor relationship with the former mayor of Gotham, Hill labeled Harvey as a fool, while Harvey called Hill a criminal. This was due to their rivalry as nominees for Mayor. However, Harvey put this aside when the Penguin was about to kill Hill, punching him in the stomach to save Hill from his gunshots. He told Bruce in Episode Three that he felt guilty about Hill's murder, and that he'd won because of it, as well as how he was the only one of the three on stage who'd survived:him, Hill, and the moderator, respectively.

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