|The Falcone Crime Family|
The mapping of the family
Vincent Falcone (formerly)
Selina Kyle (Possibly)
Batman #404 [Feb 1987]
America's oldest surviving organized crime family, the Falcone Mob is currently run by Carmine "The Roman" Falcone, an infamous mob boss in Gotham City. Notable members included his son, Alberto Falcone.
The Falcone's tended to avoid high profile super-criminality (viewing such people as freaks), preferred to keep to themselves, and ran more mundane rackets such as blackmail, bribery, drug smuggling, and protection rackets.
The Falcone's also had a large presence in Gotham City's shipping industry which was used as a front for their illegal activities: Gotham was covered in signs that advertised, "Falcone Warehousing and Storage", and "Falcone Shipping".
Despite their public disdain for the "Insane Freaks", the Falcone's, hypocritically, maintained under the table dealings with such "Freaks" like the notorious Calendar Man and Catwoman (although the business with Catwoman reportedly ended in a mess). Worse, Alberto Falcone, the son of the godfather, was reputedly suffering from mental illness himself.
Before Arkham Origins Incident
The exact origins of the Falcone Mob were unknown, although the founding members must have arrived in the USA by 1869 at the very latest, as they were known as America's oldest organized crime family and the Sicilian Mafia arrived in that year.
For over a century, the Falcone's held absolute power in the Gotham Underworld, but they eventually began to loose ground as the first "super-criminals" began appearing and masked vigilantes soon followed them.
Arkham Origins Incident
During the hunt for Batman, that was orchestrated by an independent mobster called Black Mask, the Falcone's found themselves suddenly being pushed out of the weapons smuggling racket by a new player in Gotham's Underworld, with Alberto ended up in the clutches of that man: Oswald Chesterfield Cobblepot, who was known as the Penguin.
Cold, Cold Heart Incident
As the Penguin continued to smuggle weapons in the following years, and only grew in wealth and influence in the city's underworld, it's assumed that the Falcone's lost the gang war with Penguin (who had Mr. Freeze designing weapons for him during the crisis) and were indeed forced out of the gun trade.
Between Arkham Origins and Arkham Asylum Incident
Eventually, the Mafia lost so much influence and prestige. that the Family Don was arrested and prosecuted by Harvey Dent, the District Attorney of Gotham City. an act that would have been unthinkable in previous years.
However, Carmine refused to go down quietly, and attacked Dent with acid. Carmine's trial presumably collapsed after that as he was still a free man years later.
Arkham Asylum Incident
During the Arkham Asylum Riots, the Falcone's remained neutral, and preferred to let the freaks kill themselves while they sat back and watched.
Between Arkham Asylum and Arkham City Incident
Following the Arkham Asylum Riots, the Falcone's became embroiled in another turf war with the Maroni Family. Fighting for their very lives, the Falcone's murdered countless people and burned buildings to the ground.
Worse, following the election of Mayor Quincy Sharp, the Falcone's finally faced something that they had never encountered before, a politician who would not take their bribes, nor was he afraid of their threats.
As the Mayor moved to close down their business, both legal and illegal, the Falcone Family, afraid of the construction of Arkham City and the possibility of being incarcerated there, fled to Bludhaven.
Before they left though, the Falcone Family settled accounts with the Maroni Family: the Falcone's killed dozens of the Maroni's in an ambush at their Italian restaurant before they left the survivors of the massacre to be arrested and imprisoned in Arkham City while they made a clean getaway to the relative safety of Bludhaven.
Arkham City Incident
The absence of The Falcone Crime Family created a power vacuum in Gotham City which other independent crime lords began vying to fill leading to violent clashes and gang wars. That would later play into the hands of Hugo Strange who delighted in ratcheting up the violence as part of his plan.
However, the mob still kept some cards close to their chest. It's implied that the Falcone Family had Scarecrow (himself presumed dead) working for them as an inside man in Arkham city, and provided him a boat to use as a temporary base.
After Arkham City Incident
Arkham Knight Incident
After Arkham Knight Incident
Kitrina Falcone (formerly)
Selina Kyle (possibly)
Falcone Crime Family
The Falcone Family
Batman's Database Profile
The Falcone Empire
Dr. Hugo Strange
- While his connection with The Falcone Crime Family was never revealed, Calendar Man clearly knew of Catwoman's true parentage.
- If Catwoman visited Calendar Man, she said that she would not let him out 'after that Falcone mess' which may have been a reference to the comic series, Batman: The Long Halloween, which meant that it may have happened in the Arkhamverse.