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Mad? Oh, yes, the traditional accusation! And next you'll be telling me it's all because I'm misunderstood! All the great monsters were misunderstood! Mr. Hyde-- Frankenstein's creation-- Dracula-- The Golem-- all of them! But not me! Not Basil Karlo! Not the Ultimate Clayface! My intentions will be clear from the start! I will take what I want-- when I want it! And any who stand in my way shall-- burn!
~ Clayface - Detective Comics #607 (November, 1989)

Your power is useless. I am a force of nature unto myself.
~ Clayface to Geo-Force - Outsiders Vol. 4 #22 (November, 2009)

Clayface is a character from DC Comics and an enemy of Batman.

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Basil Karlo was a horror actor who went mad when he heard the film studio he worked at was remaking HIS classic horror film Dread Castle, even though he was to be one of the advising staff. Donning a clay mask and murdering the cast like their characters in the script, he was stopped by Batman & Robin. Years later, after the Clayface name was taken up by shapeshifting mud creatures, Karlo brought them all together as the "Mud Pack" in order to gather their genetic material and become the "Ultimate Clayface." The experiment was a success, Karlo transforming into a mud creature himself with all the powers of the other Clayfaces.

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Pre-New 52[]

  • Real Name: Basil Karlo
  • Gender: Male
  • Affiliations: formerly Mud Pack, Injustice League, Secret Society of Super-Villains
  • Occupation: Criminal; formerly actor
  • Height: 5'11" (Variable)
  • Weight: 180 lbs (82 kg) (Variable)

New 52 & Rebirth[]

  • Real Name: Basil Karlo
  • Gender: Male
  • Affiliations: Batman Family; formerly Secret Society of Super-Villains, Gotham City Police Department, Gotham Knights
  • Occupation: formerly actor, criminal


Karlo is currently powerless

  • Malleable Clay-Like Body:
    • Size Alteration
    • Elasticity
    • Density Control
    • Superhuman Strength
    • Superhuman Durability
    • Poisonous Touch (formerly; hasn't displayed it since he first transformed)


  • Strong enough to smash an armored truck
  • Doesn't only mimic the appearance of others, but can also replicate their DNA potentially gaining their skills and powers
  • Survived an explosion that consumed an entire city block
  • Survived falling into a melting furnace, which can reach temperatures of up to 1,300 degrees celsius
  • Smothered a demon with his body, suffocating him
  • Survived re-entry in Earth's atmosphere
  • Defeated an unprepared Batman
  • Able to create clay doubles of other supervillains, including Mr. Freeze and the Riddler
  • Tough enough to resist Superman's heat vision, which can reach temperatures hotter than the sun
  • Put aside his pride and history with Batman to help him when the Joker caused a epidemic across Gotham
  • Able to harm Gotham Girl, whose power is on par with Superman
  • Became a new member of the Batman Family to right his wrongs
  • His Arkhamverse counterpart played as the Joker so convincingly he even had the World's Greatest Detective fooled.


  • Massive ego
  • Freezing temperatures
  • Water
  • Electricity, but he developed a resistance to it
  • Splitting himself up can be incredibly painful for him



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