Real name: Arnold Wesker
The Ventriloquist is a villain who believes that he is "controlled" by his puppet, Scarface (who is permanently attached to the Ventriloquist's arm, presumably done by Dr. Hugo Strange). Later, the Penguin got in a crime-war with Two-Face, splitting Gotham City's crime-families right down the middle. Deciding to take advantage of the situation, a vigilante named "the Great White Shark" ordered his enforcer, Tallyman II, to defeat several of the criminals that were working for both the Penguin and Two-Face, the Ventriloquist being one of them. However, the Ventriloquist and Scarface eventually become a villainous "Black Lantern" pair for a hero named "the Green Lantern."