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Giovanni Luchese was an Italian-American mobster under the employ of the kingpin, Black Mask as well as his body double. He appeared as a minor character in Batman: Arkham Origins.


Early life[]

Details on Giovanni's life prior to working under Roman Sionis were unknown, although Batman's investigation into GCPD records states he had outstanding warrants of assault and assault with a deadly weapon. He joined Black Mask's Gang where he rose through ranks to became one of Black Mask's most trusted lieutenants, serving most of the time as Black Mask's bodyguard and body double.

Before Arkham Origins[]

After a new criminal mastermind known as the The Joker managed to break into one of Roman Sionis/Black Mask's safehouses at Lacey Towers, and abduct Sionis' girlfriend, Tiffany Ambrose, Roman Sionis had Giovanni pose as Black Mask to distract the Joker while Sionis ambushed him from behind. Unfortunately for Giovanni, the Joker had already deduced that he was not actually Sionis and managed to kill him instantly by shooting him straight through the heart. Giovanni was 31 at the time of his death.

Events of Arkham Origins[]

Luchese's body was later found by the Penguin when he was investigating the incident. The Penguin was able to deduce that it was not Black Mask, as Luchese did not have a pacemaker. When the GCPD found his body, they overlooked that and assumed that it was Sionis' body instead. They assumed that he was murdered by the Penguin due to the latter leaving fingerprints at the scene, and overlooking the handprint on the soot that meant that he had arrived days later.


  • Giovanni Luchese was never actually named during the initial investigation on the Lacey Towers murder. He was instead named during Batman's summation of what actually happened shortly after he hacking into the National Criminal Database lines in the sewers. More specifically, he was named in the text accompanying the summation.
  • Giovanni's mask was different from the other mobster's masks.