TWO-HEADED SILVER DOLLAR:
This coin has three deep slashes across one of the heads, and is the talisman upon which Two-Face depends for every major decision he makes. Because of the slashes, the coin is naturally weighted to come up "evil" more often than "good." Two-Face is never willingly without this coin on his person.
Law * Martial Arts B * Marksmanship (Pistols)
The Gotham City Criminal Underworld
Harvey Dent was a successful Gotham City district attorney who was nicknamed "Apollo" by the press for his good looks. Dent was the prosecutor in the trial of gangster "Boss" Maroni for murder, when at the climactic point in the trial he produced a two-headed silver dollar (which Maroni had always carried with him for good luck), and stated that the coin had been found at the scene of the murder and thereby proved Maroni was responsible. Infuriated, Maroni hurled a vial of acid at David Davis, the arresting officer in the case, but the acid struck the left side of Dent's face instead, scarring it hideously.
After the bandages were removed, Dent visited his fiancee, sculptress Gilda Gold, who, although she still loved him, was shocked by his now grotesque appearance. The ruin of his face and his fear of losing Gilda's love drove Dent insane. Blaming Maroni's silver dollar for his fate, Dent slashed at one side of it with a knife so that one of its heads was now scarred, too. Believing he was now all alone, shunned like an outcast, Dent thought a "flip of a coin" would be all it would take to make him a criminal. He flipped Maroni's coin to decide his fate, and the scarred side landed face up. And so Dent began his criminal career as Two-Face.
Two-Face became obsessed with the number two and duality, and based all his crimes on these themes. He made all his decisions by flipping his coin and seeing whether it landed on the "good" side or on the scarred, "evil" side.
After repeatedly clashing with the Batman, Dent finally regained his sanity and reformed after he nearly killed Gilda accidentally. Plastic surgeon Dr. Albert Ekhart repaired the damage to Dent's face, and Dent married Gilda.
Finally, the force of an explosion undid Dent's plastic surgery so that current surgical techniques cannot now repair Dent's face. Dent again went mad and became Two-Face once more. Gilda divorced Dent, who finally killed Maroni in revenge for his injuries. Since becoming Two-Face again, Dent has fought the Batman many times, but the Batman continues to hope the someday the "good" side of Dent's personality will regain control of Two-Face.