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Do you know what it's like to have the villain of your story be the hero of your city? He is a monster, who left me anchored to a repulsive, gold-digging bitch, and now he's gonna die.
~ Tommy to Kate Kane.
Hush...
~ Tommy's catchphrase.

Thomas "Tommy" Elliot, also known as Hush, is a major antagonist in the first season of Batwoman. the childhood ex-best friend-turned-enemy of Bruce Wayne. He is the main antagonist of third episode "Down Down Down".

He is portrayed by Gabriel Mann. He is also portrayed by Warren Cristie disguised as Bruce Wayne.

Biography

Early Years

Tommy was childhood friends with Bruce Wayne. In 2005, his parents got in a car accident, killing his dad, but his mom was saved by Batman.

Return to Gotham

In 2018, Tommy returned to Gotham, believing Bruce returned, reliving to Kate at a party that he knows Bruce is Batman and has planted bombs on three elevators, blowing up one of them. He is eventually stopped by Kate as Batwoman and Alice, where is sent to Arkham Asylum.

Life in Arkham

In 2020, while still locked up in Arkham, Tommy started to became insanely obsessed by Bruce, to the point to speak only about him. One day he interrupted a psychoanalytic session that Dr. M Butler was having with his patients, insulting the other inmates, and yelling about deserving more recognition since he claimed to have taught Bruce everything he knew. Butler tried to calm him and have him change the topic but failed and ordered Tommy to be dragged away. Later, while they walk by each other in the corridor, Alice called Tommy a Bruce Wayne wannabe and, after he dared her to repeat it, she taunted him saying he will never be Bruce Wayne, ultimately leading an enraged Tommy to stab her. While Alice hid his weapon and burst out laughing asking for a doctor, Tommy was dragged away and sent in solitary.

Escape from Arkham

A few days later, Kate spoke to Tommy in prison, letting him know that she knew he killed Lucius for his journal. Not wanting to answer her questions, Tommy played insanity to get himself escorted out by security. Upon reaching his cell, he was surprised to see Alice inside it, then "Dr. Butler" arrived, informing him that his insanity plea was denied and Crows would arrive the following day to take him to trial, where he would most likely be executed. Alice then offered to help him escape Arkham and to give him a new face if he told her what was in the journal that Kate mentioned, with Dr. Butler revealing himself to be Mouse for good measure. Tommy relented and explained that the journal allegedly had a way to activate a fail-safe in the Batsuit that would kill the wearer. He also revealed to them that Bruce Wayne is Batman. Tommy then followed Mouse and Alice's escape plan and had his face removed and graphed onto a body double whom they pose in a suicide. Later on, Alice bandaged Tommy's head, telling him that he won't get a new face until they get the journal. Tommy calls Johnny Sabatino about it; however, after a run-in with Batwoman, Johnny decided to sell it instead of giving it back to Tommy. Alice then summoned Magpie, giving her a tracker, agreeing to remove it once they got the book. After Magpie failed her mission, Tommy left without having his new face. However, he did not reveal to Alice and Mouse that the entire journal was written in code.

Hush

Tommy walked into a library with a gun in each hand; he and Mouse had a plan and something to prove. As a patron spoke upon seeing this armed, bandaged man, Tommy would shoot them. Finally, when he got to his target, Tommy put a gun to the man's head and told him to "hush".

Professor John Carr was taken to Arkham by Tommy. Mouse and Tommy believed that a linguist was better suited to translate the journal than Alice who believed that Luke Fox could translate his father's work. Spitefully though, Alice would only give the professor ninety minutes to do the work, all the while electrocuting him for inspiration. When Carr finally died, Alice was talked into giving Tommy's plan two more chances.

Elliot then kidnapped an NSA agent named Tony Kim; he failed the ninety minute test also.

For the third and final attempt before Alice's idea would be implemented, Tommy abducted Parker Torres, on Alice's recommendation. However, Batwoman intervened before he could get Parker to Arkham.

Therefore, Tommy struck out and Alice's idea was used, though Tommy knew that three abductions were making him too popular. He obtained Luke but also got Julia Pennyworth because she was with him. Julia became the leverage.

Tommy watched, holding Luke and Julia at gunpoint, as Batwoman gave Alice a pair of eyeglasses that could translate the journal. He was ordered to release the prisoners. Later, he escaped Arkham when a mass prison break and fire occurred.

Personality

Tommy is extremely arrogant, snobby, and mentally unstable to the point of lacking any form of logic; as he holds a grudge against Bruce Wayne (under the persona of Batman) for saving his mother's life, which prevented him from getting his inheritance, he also states that Batman ruined his life.

Reagan described him by saying he's, "dangerous, hazardous waste. Thinks he's doing us all a favor when he really just helps fund the laws that are separating our city".

Trivia

  • His mention paying some to "riddle" him the identity of Batman is a reference to the Riddler who discovered Batman's identity and told Elliott in Batman: Hush.

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