Continuing our analysis of the Life and Times of the Men known as Hugo Strange, we pick up where we left off as odd disembodied heads appear all over the place after it seemed that each malevolent mastermind had perished. Earth-One's Hugo was stalking Rupert Thorne, the crime lord who attempted to extract the secret identity of the Batman to no avail. On Earth-Two, after decades recovering from injuries, Hugo began his modern day crusader versus his arch-enemy over the skies of his Gotham by means of an eerie electrical storm. Turns out both of these apparitions were the holographs created by a very living Strange, with the intent of manipulating the Masked Manhunters into traps while extracting revenge. Or so it seemed. In fact, both Hugos highly esteemed their Batmen as worthy opponents, hence even though they knew that it was Bruce Wayne under the mask and they had it within their power to extinguish their foes' lives... they wished to strip away all that they held dear instead.
Hugo-One inserted himself with Bruce's life, as he had initially intended before being delayed by Thorne. Having turned old Rupert into a blithering idiot it was now time to turn his attention to the Caped Crusader himself. While in the Batcave, Hugo-One sent robotic replicas of the two Robins, Jason and Dick, to attack an alarmed Bruce from within Wayne Manor itself. Hugo-Two lured the same Batman (this a year after his encounter with Hugo-One) to Earth-Two and into that world's Batcave, where a Batman robot attacked an ex-boy wonder Robin, and Batwoman. With various gadgets at their disposal, their mysterious end-games still not fully revealed, and a seemingly disoriented Darknight Detective... would each Hugo now succeed where each failed repeatedly time and again?