|First appearance||Batman: The Animated Series
"Make Em' Laugh"
|First comic appearance||Batgirl: Year One #8|
|Created by||DC Animated Universe version:
|Voiced by||Stuart Pankin|
|Alter ego||Buddy Standler (DCAU version)
Mitchell Mayo (comics version)
The Condiment King is a fictional DC Comics villain. He is generally used as comic relief within the series.
Fictional character biography
Batman: The Animated Series
The Condiment King first appeared in the Batman: The Animated Series episode "Make Em Laugh," voiced by Stuart Pankin. The character was a throwback to the Adam West Batman TV series in that he was whimsical and made many condiment-based puns.
Chased by Batman to the roof of the restaurant he robbed, he slipped on ketchup and fell down and fell unconscious when he landed on the police car of Harvey Bullock and Renee Montoya. They removed his mask, revealing him to be a stand-up comedian named Buddy Standler. Batman and Alfred Pennyworth watched the news where it was mentioned that Buddy Standler had no memory of the restaurant attack and that the restaurant is suing the TV studio where Buddy Standler's TV show is shown for the damages Condiment King did to the restaurant.
Batman discovered that Buddy Standler was brainwashed by the Joker (using the Mad Hatter's devices) where he and fellow comedians Harry Loomis (who Joker brainwashing into being Pack Rat) and Lisa Lorraine (who Joker brainwashed into Mighty Mom) had unwittingly spurned the previous year at a comedian contest. After Joker was apprehended, it can be assumed that Buddy Standler and the other brainwashed comedians were cleared of all charges.
Robin defeats the Condiment King again. Robin observes that the villain is potentially dangerous (if only because his condiment guns could cause anaphylactic shock), but his ludicrous nature prevents the justice department taking him seriously.
Later in the aftermath miniseries of the Final Crisis storyline, Condiment King appears on General Immortus' side. Professor Milo had equipped Condiment King's gun with acidic vinegar. He is seemingly killed after being betrayed and bludgeoned with his own ketchup and mustard guns by Human Flame.
Powers and abilities
In other media
- The Buddy Standler version of Condiment King appears in Lego Batman 3: Beyond Gotham, voiced by Nolan North.
- Batgirl: Year One #8
- Birds of Prey #37
- Robin #171
- Final Crisis Aftermath: Run #2
- Final Crisis Aftermath: Run #3