So my co-worker and I just came up with the best idea for a series of stories/comics.
Harvey Dent is mostly rehabilitated and starts practising law again.
And what he does, right, is he starts defending all the little guys that get caught up in the super villains bigger schemes, or helps out the villains that are trying to do a better job or can’t afford to defend themselves. Like, can you just imagine?
Some minor criminal gets tricked into playing the patsy for a bigger villain. Harvey helps them out.
Harvey wears a mask in court, (like in Batman Telltale ep. 3 if he’s Two Face) but when he really wants to intimidate the opposition, he’ll take it off and go full Two Face for a bit. You really know you’re in trouble when he pulls out the coin.
Any time one of the big bads drugs an entire chunk of the population, and there’s suddenly dozens of people committing minor crimes even though they didn’t necessarily want to, Harvey Dent is there to represent every single one of them.
One of the other villains that’s trying to redeem themselves, like Harley or something, needs legal help; doesn’t want to end up in Arkham again or is just plain having a hard time; Harvey is there to help.
The other lawyers absolutely fucking hate him now, because he’s still mostly doing it to help out. Sometimes he doesn’t even take payment for cases.
At some stage Batman needs legal representation and comes knocking on Harvey’s door, and at first Harvey is just really confused, but then he goes along with it.
Okay. We have additions because it’s slow at work today and we keep coming up with ideas.
When Harvey first starts out no-one wants to hire him because he’s Two Face, and he has to work really hard to move past that.
still so much corruption in the legal system and no-one wants Harvey to
win cases, so he actually has a really bad record of losing.
But sometimes Wayne Enterprises steps in to pay bail or something.
And Harvey doesn’t give up, even though it’s really tempting and sometimes the failures make his own battle even harder.
of the big villains (Black Mask, Joker…) start coming after Harvey
because his work means that more of their mooks are turning in evidence
against them, or getting out of a life of crime etc. But others are
totally fine with it because they know they might need his help some
Harvey has to defend Red Hood and the Outlaws. It is a mess.
This ties in to Harley’s redemption arc as well. After he defends her they become really good friends and regularly help each other out for free.