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For the Earth-97 version, see Antoine Rotelli (Earth-97).

Antoine Rotelli was an Italian crime lord who attended the meeting organized by Joker after the death of Carl Grissom. Rotelli was suspicious of Joker and didn't want to take orders from him, leading to Joker electrocuting him to death.


He was an Italian crime lord in Gotham City. After the Joker murdered Carl Grissom and took over his empire, he called the other crime lords for a meeting. Rotelli was suspicious of the Joker because of his funny grin and did not want to take orders from the Joker.

As a result, the Joker offered to shake Rotelli's hand and that would have been it. He was killed by the Joker, after being electrocuted by the Joker's joy buzzer, which sent 40,000 volts through him, and burned the skin off his face, revealing Rotelli's skull, with the Joker cracking jokes and laughing at his demise both during and after his death, causing the rest of the crime lords to refer to him as crazy. Going by what Joker stated after killing Rotelli, Rotelli was apparently a very ruthless person.[1]

Behind the scenes

  • In the novelization of Batman, the character is named Carmine Rottelli. He is assumedly based on the character of Carmine Falcone from the comics. The name "Carmine" was in the script for the film, but the name "Antoine" was ad-libbed by Jack Nicholson, making the character a tribute to Anton Furst.


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