After a barroom brawl in which he kills someone during a violent release of his repressed anger, Arnold Wesker is sent to Blackgate Penitentiary.
He is introduced to "Woody" - a dummy carved from a former Gallows cây bởi cellmate Donnegan - who convinces him to escape and kills Donnegan in a fight which scars the dummy, thus resulting in the birth of Scarface.
Wesker lets the Scarface personality do the dirty work, including robbery and murder. He is totally dominated bởi Scarface, who barks out orders at him and degrades him with verbal and even physical abuse.
Wesker is unable to enunciate the letter "B" while throwing his voice, and replaces them with the "G" instead. For example, Scarface often calls Người dơi "Gatman."
The Ventriloquist is one of many villains in Batman's Rogues Gallery to be confined to Arkham Asylum when Người dơi apprehends him.