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I can get Harvey the Mayor's seat… or I can pull it out from under him.
~ Carmine Falcone to Bruce Wayne

Carmine Falcone is a supporting antagonist in Season One of the 2016 Telltale video game Batman: The Telltale Series, appearing as the main antagonist of Episode One: Realm of Shadows, as a minor yet pivotal antagonist in Episode Two: Children of Arkham, and as one of the three posthumous overarching antagonists (alongside Thomas Wayne and Hamilton Hill) of Episode Three: New World Order, Episode Four: Guardian of Gotham, and Episode Five: City of Light. He is also a posthumous antagonist in the game's 2017 sequel Batman: The Telltale Series - Season Two: The Enemy Within.

He is the ruthless head of the Falcone Crime Family and Gotham's most powerful crime boss. However, he has never been convicted as he could not be linked directly to any crime. Despite that or maybe just because of it, his men tend to leave a white rose, Falcone's symbol and calling card, behind at the scenes of their crimes.

He was voiced by Richard McGonagle, who also played the Lava Monster in Samurai Jack, Bill the Wrangler in Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron, Alley in the Tom and Jerry movies, Peeps in Regular Show, and Chameleon Sr. in OK K.O.! Let's be Heroes.

History

Episode One: Realm of Shadows

Before appearing, someone employed the cat burglar Catwoman, alongside six mercenaries, to steal a harddrive from Mayor Hamilton Hill. What the harddrive contains is unknown, as they fails to deliver the harddrive due to being stopped by Batman, though Catwoman is able to get away, while her accomplices are apprehended by the GCPD.

Carmine Falcone is first introduced at a campaign fundraiser for District Attorney Harvey Dent, who wants to become Gotham's next mayor, at Wayne Manor. Unbeknownst to Bruce Wayne, Harvey's financial backer and host of the gala, Harvey has invited Falcone whose assistance seems to be crucial in Harvey's campaign.

Arriving late at the fundraiser, Falcone starts joking that he wanted a new house anyhow and that the mansion is to his liking, despite the decor not quite belonging to his taste. He is then approached by Bruce, who can optionally shake his hand or refrain from doing so when Falcone extends his. Alfred then leads Bruce and Falcone to the parlor. Harvey follows but is refused entrance by one of Falcones mobsters. Bruce can either accept that or insist that Harvey comes along. If Bruce insists, Falcone claims that a man's home is his castle and that he will respect that.

Falcone threatens Bruce. (determinant)

Falcone then talks to Bruce, claiming that he knows what needs to be done to save the city. He reveals that he's come for business, not for politics and he offers Bruce a partnership. He tries to assert his dominance by helping himself to Bruce's scotch without permission and ordering Bruce to chalk his pool cue, which the latter can refuse. He also indirectly threatens Bruce, claiming that while he can get Harvey the needed votes to become mayor, he can also make sure Harvey doesn't receive enough votes. He reveals that he has come to make sure that when Harvey gets elected, his criminal empire stays intact. Depending on the players choice, Falcone either leaves the party satisfied or threatens Bruce that people who say "no" to him do not stay defiant long before leaving.

The same night, it is shown in the news that a Caporegime of the Falcone Crime Family named Louie "Pistachio" Garmone was found hanging off a bridge.

When Bruce meets with his childhood friend Oswald Cobblepot later, Cobblepot refers to seeing Falcone on Bruce's party and expresses his dislike for the man. He also blames Falcone for the ruin of his family.

At a press conference Harvey and Bruce are hosting about the Thomas & Martha Wayne Memorial Hospital, the reporters receive news of a secret offshore account of both Falcone and Thomas Wayne, linking the Wayne family fortune to the mob. This greatly besmirches the Wayne name in the eye of reporters and backers of Harvey's campaign. Wayne Manor is also searched by the police. It is possible that Falcone is behind the scandal, as he implied that he would attempt to harm Bruce, should he refuse his offer.

When Bruce heads to a warehouse at the Eastside Docks to take down the employers of Selina Kyle, he finds dozens of bodies, a white rose (Falcone's symbol), both police officers and thugs. They seem to have been killed by an explosion although there are also traces of a nerve agent to be found. Upon further investigating and interrogating a surviving thug who was a sniper, Batman pieces together that a truck full of barrels containing the chemical agent have been stolen by Falcone's men, and deduces that Falcone is indeed behind the theft with plans to use the chemicals soon. After returning from the warehouse, Bruce finishes deciphering the harddrive he got from Catwoman. To his surprise, he finds out that the harddrive contains an entire catalogue of Falcone's criminal empire. After realizing what he's holding in his hands, Bruce decides to use this evidence to take down Falcone, as well as to clear his family's name.

Falcone attacks Batman.

After Bruce delivers the evidence to either GCPD Lieutenant James Gordon or Gotham Gazette reporter Vicki Vale, he locates Falcone at the Skyline Club, and as Batman, breaks into the club and takes down Falcone's goons. Alarmed by the noise, Falcone storms out of the room he's in and shoots at Batman with a submachine gun. Batman jumps off the balcony, onto the lower part of the exhibition and instead of killing Batman, Falcone accidentally kills two of his own men. From underneath the balcony, Batman surprises Falcone, disarming him, and the gangster runs back into his room. He manages to enter it but not before Batman is able to thrust a Batarang into either Falcone's back or the door. Inside the room, Falcone reequips himself with an assault rifle and shoots at Batman through the door. To create another distraction, Batman throws an EMP grenade through the door and enters the room through the window.

Although he disarms Falcone once more, Falcone activates a hidden sentry turret in the ceiling which shoots at Batman, forcing the caped crusader to take cover. With help from a Bat-Drone, Batman manages to blow up the turret while Falcone is thrown to the ground by the resulting explosion. Batman grabs the mobster and holds him over the edge of the building, demanding answers about the chemicals and the incident at the docks. However, Falcone claims to have nothing to do with the latter. Furthermore, he reveals that the chemicals belonged to him and were stolen from him. He also tells Batman that both of them are being played by a third-party. A news helicopter then shows up, as well as three GCPD officers. When Falcone refuses to reveal the name of the thrid-party, Batman can choose to either brutalize Falcone by stabbing him through the abdomen on a rebar pillar dislodged in the resulting explosion or restrain him and leave him dangling over the edge. In both cases, Falcone reveals that the third-party playing them are the Waynes, whom he calls the biggest gangsters in Gotham. Batman quickly leaves as soon as the aforementioned trio of GCPD officers start shooting at him, leaving Falcone behind to be apprehended. The latter's arrest is soon broadcasted to the public by the media. Falcone is then imprisoned at the GCPD Precinct awaiting his life sentence at Blackgate Prison thanks to the incriminating evidence provided by either Gordon or Vale.

Episode Two: Children of Arkham

Alfred reveals to Bruce that Falcone, Mayor Hamilton Hill and his parents were partners, and that what Falcone claimed was true. Remembering what happened the night his parents died, Bruce also realizes that Joe Chill did not kill his parents in a failed mugging, he assassinated them on Falcone's orders.

Falcone is killed by Montoya.

To find out the truth, Bruce visits Falcone in the GCPD Precinct's infirmary. Falcone is surprised to see him, claiming that even his own wife was not allowed in here. Falcone once more reveals that he and Bruce's father were close. Falcone reveals what Alfred already confirms, that he, Hill and Wayne ran the city. He is then overwhelmed by his pain and Bruce can either hurt him via brief strangulation or ease his pain with morphine. Once Bruce has made his choice, Falcone continues talking. He reveals more to Bruce about his parents (either about his father or his mother, depending on if Bruce strangled Falcone or eased his pain) and acknowledges that he relied on Chill in the past but claims that he was not the one who ordered the hit on Bruce's parents. He tells Bruce not to trust anybody but before he can reveal more, he is shot into the chest and head by Sergeant Renee Montoya, killing him instantly. Bruce finds out that Montoya wasn't acting on her own, but was drugged by a third-party.

Legacy

It is revealed that both Cobblepot and the aforementioned third-party, a fanatical terrorist cell that he is working for known as the Children of Arkham, were behind Falcone's death, as well as being the cause of the Wayne family scandal due to having leaked information about the corruption of Bruce's father to the news outlets before the Thomas & Martha Wayne Memorial Hospital press conference, the break-in at City Hall, the employment of Catwoman, and the theft-turned-massacre at the docks in which they also left Falcone's calling card, the white rose, at the scene of the crime to make it look like he was behind it, meaning that the mercenaries from both City Hall and the docks, including the sniper from the latter that Batman previously interrogated, are members of the Children of Arkham, and are not Falcone's men. It is also later revealed that Mayor Hill was behind the assassination of Bruce's parents.

Appearances

  • Episode One: Realm of Shadows (appears).
  • Episode Two: Children of Arkham (appears).

Quotes

People don't say "no" to me.
~ Falcone threatens Bruce after he refuses his offer. (determinant)
(Falcone kicks open the door to his hideout armed with a submachine gun) Godd*** circus freak. (Batman dodges the gunfire from Falcone and goes below the exhibition balcony; making the latter accidentally kill two of his henchmen) Show yourself! (Falcone fires wildly) You got no godd*** right to be here! I run Gotham, and a masked monster like you is not going to stop me! (Batman uses his grapnel gun) The hell? (Batman pulls down the floor) Christ! (Batman comes up and throws a Batarang at the door or Falcone's back while the latter runs and closes the door, entering his hideout and picks up an assault rifle) How about this one! (Falcone fires at the door, but Batman dodges the gunfire) You can't sneak up on me! (Batman throws a device that releases an electromagnetic pulse through the door's hole as he jumps from gunfire, shutting off all power in the room Falcone is in while the latter laughs) Yeah! You think that's gonna work? I'M GONNA LIGHT UP THIS WHOLE GODD*** PLACE!! (Batman breaks through the room's glass window and knocks down Falcone, then grabs him with his hands) Get your godd*** hands off of my suit! I… do you know who my… my lawyers are? I'm a respectable businessman! You can't do this to me! Get your godd*** hands off of me! You broke into my club! I got rights to defend myself! (Batman throws Falcone against a fireplace or the security camera monitor set on the wall) (Batman: Stay down Falcone. We can end this now) You got a lot to learn to learn, kid! (Faclone activates a sentry gun hidden in the ceiling, opening fire on Batman as he doves for cover, and then uses a Bat-Drone to fire explosive missiles on the exterior wall of the room, knocking Falcone down and destroying the sentry turret attached to the ceiling)
~ Falcone's showdown with Batman at the Skyline Club.
You can't trust anyone in Gotham, least of all those you call friend. Your parents learned that the har --
~ Falcone's last words to Bruce seconds before he is shot and killed by a drugged GCPD Sergeant Renee Montoya.

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Trivia

  • If Bruce shakes hands with Falcone at the mayoral fundraiser at Wayne Manor, a newspaper at Cobblepot Park can be found later, referring to Falcone's visit asking whether Bruce has ties to the Falcone Crime Family, but if Bruce does not, then it will just simply say that he shunned Falcone at the fundraiser.
  • This incarnation of Carmine Falcone is Telltale Games' take on the DC villain of the same name.

Navigation

           Batman Villains (Telltale)

Children of Arkham
Lady Arkham | Penguin | Blockbuster

Gotham Criminal Triumvirate
Thomas Wayne | Hamilton Hill | Carmine Falcone

The Pact
Riddler | Harley Quinn | Bane | Joker | Mr. Freeze

The Agency
Amanda Waller | Roger Harrison

Others
Catwoman | Two-Face | Joe Chill | Victor Zsasz | The Vales | Deadshot | Black Spider | Rumi Mori | Eli Knable | Willy Deever | SANCTUS

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