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The Condiment King was the criminal identity that was briefly adopted by stand-up television comic personality Buddy Standler.


Buddy Standler was once a famous stand-up comedian. One of Gotham City's best known celebrities, Standler regularly judged the annual "Laugh-Off" comedy competition, along with Harry Loomis and Lisa Lorraine. After one year's contest he and the other two judges mysteriously vanished.

He re-emerged as The Condiment King and was chased by Batman to the roof of the restaurant he robbed, he slipped on ketchup and fell down, nearly to his death. He was later revealed to be a stand-up comedian who was brainwashed by The Joker (using one of The Mad Hatter's devices), who he, along with several other comedians, had unwittingly spurned the previous year.


The character was a throwback to the 1966 Adam West Batman series in that he was whimsical and made many condiment-based puns, for example: "The big bad Bat-guy. I knew you'd ketchup to me sooner or later. How I relished this meeting. You, the dynamic Dark Knight, versus me, the conceptual Condiment King! Come, Batman. Let's see if you can cut the mustard."