[ While the video switches on, there's something of a hesitation before the man holding the communicator actually lifts it to show more than the chest of the pinstripe suit he's wearing.
Finally, Harvey raises it up to his face: the familiar (to some, not all) bisection of scarring is plain to see, the handsome right side with its one alert blue eye and thick coif of hair a stark contrast to the savage red burns that have razed the left side, and kept the hair there white and deadened. His expression is a neutral mask for a long, weighted span of moments, before his eyebrow lowers down over his good eye. ]
My name is Harvey Dent. Some of you may know me already
-- I'm a Public Defender in Heropa, former District Attorney of Gotham City. While that may seem neither here
, it brings me to my next point. No... my entire
point. [ He falls briefly quiet again, then gestures to his face. The elephant in the room, as it were. ]
Masks off. Don't be alarmed; everything's fine
... before anyone decides to jump to conclusions.
This is me
-- a face of justice broken down
and left for dead
. Someone that once believed in cleaning
his city of corruption
, but now
... no, since
, I realized that had been my first mistake all along. What the world needs is balance,
-- if it can't be right
it can still be fair.
my priority. I'm not going to hide it any longer, regardless of who
still wants to call me crazy
for it; that's why
my facial reconstruction, to prove
that I'm serious. To make it clear that as
a lawyer, balance of consequence
is as important as balance of representation
So no, I'm not resigning. I'm not
c-- [ He stops short and laughs briefly, seeming to change his mind about that sentence, and there's an off-screen metallic clinking sort of sound. ]
is concerned, an impartial voice is more necessary than you'd think. Such a heated subject, as of late. [ He smiles in a calm-but-uneven way, as much as his mangled lips will allow, and holds a business card up to the camera; it shows the business address for his practice, as well as his phone number. 'Walk-ins welcome!' it reads amiably. ]
Remember: That's Harvey. Harvey Dent.