The Whitefaces are a criminal gang ran by Mr. White, also known as "the Joker". The Whitefaces are named so because of their "whiteface clown" make-up and outfits that resemble a mime's. This choice of style is reflected by the Whitefaces' leader, Mr. White, who was once a comedian and former mime entertainer. The Whitefaces were formed some time after Mr. White entered the criminal underworld.
The Whitefaces have become a notorious gang in Gotham City and have had several bouts with Batman.