After defeating the Order of Shadows and thwarting the mob boss, Carmine Falcone, in 'Batman Begins', Bruce Wayne continues to fight crime in Gotham City. With Falcone gone, a new mafioso, Salvatore Maroni, has taken over the organised crime syndicates and it seems Batman's quest to wrestle Gotham free from the criminals will be never-ending. Luckily, the city's new District Attorney Harvey Dent's strong-arm stance against crime gives Wayne hope. Maybe his new ally will take over his battles, allowing him to settle down with the love of his life Rachel Dawes - the only person who knows his true identity. The arrival of a new criminal destroys Batman's plans of a quiet life. A twisted, sadistic sociopath, with a morbid fascination for the caped crusader, known only as the Joker, descends upon the city. With no conscience or pain threshold, this nightmarish nemesis wreaks havoc upon Gotham, while Dent, (the White Knight to Batman's Dark Knight) undergoes a horrific transformation into the schizophrenic Two Face.