History Characters / BatmanSupportingCast

26th Jun '16 5:12:55 PM troodos
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* {{Jerkass}}: She has a tendency to be unpleasant to others, though she's usually a JerkWithAHeartOfGold.
23rd Jun '16 7:23:35 PM comicwriter
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* AffirmativeActionLegacy: Japanese and non-straight (though it's unclear whether she is a lesbian or bisexual).
23rd May '16 7:15:59 PM Anddrix
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* DarkIsNotEvil: Would you believe that [[SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker a giggling freak with a rictus grin and green hair]] is one of the good guys?

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* DarkIsNotEvil: Would you believe that [[SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker [[ComicBook/TheJoker a giggling freak with a rictus grin and green hair]] is one of the good guys?
14th May '16 9:23:23 PM Katsuhagi
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* RemarriedToTheMistress: After ''Comicbook/BatmanYearOne'' eventually married Sarah Essen, who in that comic he was having an affair with, once his first marriage broke apart.
9th May '16 9:10:53 AM Anicomicgeek
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In The Comicbook/{{New52}}, she's Matron, a secret agent working for Spyral in the ongoing series ''Comicbook/{{Grayson}}''. She recruits [[ComicBook/{{Grayson}} Dick Grayson]], who is [[FakingTheDead believed to be dead]], to be her partner.

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In The Comicbook/{{New52}}, Comicbook/{{New5 2}}, she's Matron, a secret agent working for Spyral in the ongoing series ''Comicbook/{{Grayson}}''. She recruits [[ComicBook/{{Grayson}} Dick Grayson]], who is [[FakingTheDead believed to be dead]], to be her partner.



[[folder:Commissioner Jim Gordon/'''Batman IV''']]

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[[folder:Commissioner Jim Gordon/'''Batman IV''']]
Gordon/Batman IV]]



* SmokingIsCool: Commissioner Gordon was seen smoking at least once per issue, especially after FrankMiller's big '80s stories. A heart scare in the mid '90s put an end to that.
** Specifically, he stopped smoking cigarettes to take up the pipe. The logic has sometimes been {{lampshade|Hanging}}d.

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* SmokingIsCool: Commissioner Gordon was seen smoking at least once per issue, especially after FrankMiller's Creator/FrankMiller's big '80s stories. A heart scare in the mid '90s put an end to that.
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that. Specifically, he stopped smoking cigarettes to take up the pipe. The logic has sometimes been {{lampshade|Hanging}}d.{{lampshade|Hanging}}d.
* StatusQuoIsGod: Any attempt to remove him from the post of Commissioner will ultimately be undone, with the longest time away from the post being the five years span between ''Officer Down'' and ''Face the Face''. [[spoiler: In fact, ''Superheavy'' likewise not only ends with him quitting being Batman after Bruce's return, but once again in the role of Commissioner after being fired in ''ComicBook/BatmanEternal''.]]
1st May '16 6:59:18 PM caivu
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* DefrostingIceQueen: At first, her relationship with Grayson is cold and somewhat confrontational. Recent developments suggest that they're closer to being TrueCompanions.

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* DefrostingIceQueen: At first, her relationship with Grayson is cold and somewhat confrontational. Recent Later developments suggest that they're closer to being TrueCompanions.



* LegacyCharacter: Applies, as Michael is only the most recent incarnation of a line of Azraels who work for Sacred Order of St. Dumas splinter group the Order of Purity. All they need is the Suit of Sorrows and a volunteer. All of the people who wore the Suit of Sorrows were eventually driven insane by it. It only took 6 weeks to do the trick for Michael Lane's predessor.

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* LegacyCharacter: Applies, as Michael is only the most recent one incarnation of a line of Azraels who work for Sacred Order of St. Dumas splinter group the Order of Purity. All they need is the Suit of Sorrows and a volunteer. All of the people who wore the Suit of Sorrows were eventually driven insane by it. It only took 6 weeks to do the trick for Michael Lane's predessor.



* PoliceAreUseless: In the earlier comics. He gets better in the more recent ones.

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* PoliceAreUseless: In the earlier comics. He gets better in the more recent later ones.



A friendly police captain who transferred to Gotham after a fairly long time in the [[{{Franchise/Superman}} Metropolis Special Crimes Unit]]. Though there were initial tensions, Maggie has become a central member of the GCPD and has recently entered a committed relationship with Kate Kane, unaware that Kate is actually Batwoman.

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A friendly police captain who transferred to Gotham after a fairly long time in the [[{{Franchise/Superman}} Metropolis Special Crimes Unit]]. Though there were initial tensions, Maggie has become became a central member of the GCPD and has recently eventually entered a committed relationship with Kate Kane, unaware at first that Kate is actually Batwoman.



Batman's #1 fan, who is actually an imp from the fifth dimension with magic powers. Technically a hero, but he often ends up causing more harm than good. Sometimes gets into fights with Mr. Mxyzptlk, a {{Superman}} villain of the same species. He vanished at the dawn of the more "realistic" [[UsefulNotes/TheBronzeAgeOfComicBooks Bronze Age]], but his existence was eventually reestablished in the ModernAge in the ''ComicBook/SupermanBatman'' story, "With a Vengeance". However, the state of his existence has been rather ambiguous since his return, with him both being described as a figment of Batman's imagination and an imp from the fifth dimension, which isn't helped by Creator/GrantMorrison saying that imagination is the fifth dimension. However, his recent appearances have had him appearing whenever Batman loses his grip on reality, so it's entirely possible he appears during those times to mess with him.

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Batman's #1 fan, who is actually an imp from the fifth dimension with magic powers. Technically a hero, but he often ends up causing more harm than good. Sometimes gets into fights with Mr. Mxyzptlk, a {{Superman}} villain of the same species. He vanished at the dawn of the more "realistic" [[UsefulNotes/TheBronzeAgeOfComicBooks Bronze Age]], but his existence was eventually reestablished in the ModernAge in the ''ComicBook/SupermanBatman'' story, "With a Vengeance". However, the state of his existence has been rather ambiguous since his return, with him both being described as a figment of Batman's imagination and an imp from the fifth dimension, which isn't helped by Creator/GrantMorrison saying that imagination is the fifth dimension. However, his recent some appearances have had him appearing whenever Batman loses his grip on reality, so it's entirely possible he appears during those times to mess with him.



* OutOfFocus: Dips back and forth between a recurrer and being an unseen part of the setting. Recently he hasn't been seen much, though his daughter Tam was a supporting character in Red Robin and son Luke took over the Batwing title after a retool.

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* OutOfFocus: Dips back and forth between a recurrer and being an unseen part of the setting. Recently he hasn't been seen much, though his daughter Tam was a supporting character in Red Robin and son Luke took over the Batwing title after a retool.



Either way, the serum instead transformed him into the Man-Bat, who would sometimes terrorize Gotham City. Later on, Man-Bat gave his fiance and later wife Francine the same extract/serum that transformed into the Man-bat, turning her into the She-Bat, and they flew through the night together. The transformation has been treated like a curse at times, but sometimes Kirk Langstrom is in full control of Man-Bat, becoming an ally of Batman and other superheroes. In recent comics, he is more often shown to be a hero. He and his wife have two kids, the first born daughter, Becky, being able to change into a She-Bat, and the second born, a boy named Aaron, was born in Man-Bat form due to his parents' exposure to the serum.

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Either way, the serum instead transformed him into the Man-Bat, who would sometimes terrorize Gotham City. Later on, Man-Bat gave his fiance and later wife Francine the same extract/serum that transformed into the Man-bat, turning her into the She-Bat, and they flew through the night together. The transformation has been treated like a curse at times, but sometimes Kirk Langstrom is in full control of Man-Bat, becoming an ally of Batman and other superheroes. In recent comics, he is more often shown to be a hero. He and his wife have two kids, the first born daughter, Becky, being able to change into a She-Bat, and the second born, a boy named Aaron, was born in Man-Bat form due to his parents' exposure to the serum.



Unlike Steve Ditko’s other staple creations like Blue Beetle and the Question, the Creeper never really achieved the spotlight that his fellow heroes had largely due to the number of retcons and inconsistencies that have grown in his origin story over the years (the above story is the newest and most used version in the Post-Crisis continuity so far). Mostly, he’s featured as a supporting character who’s had a number of small appearances in main and alternate canon alike, most notably in the DCAU where he had his own episode in ''Batman: The Animated Series'' as well as cameos in ''Justice League Unlimited''. More recently, he was a member of the newly established but sadly shortlived Outsiders, getting some long overdue action during their ''Blackest Night'' arc.

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Unlike Steve Ditko’s other staple creations like Blue Beetle and the Question, the Creeper never really achieved the spotlight that his fellow heroes had largely due to the number of retcons and inconsistencies that have grown in his origin story over the years (the above story is the newest and most used version in the Post-Crisis continuity so far). Mostly, he’s featured as a supporting character who’s had a number of small appearances in main and alternate canon alike, most notably in the DCAU where he had his own episode in ''Batman: The Animated Series'' as well as cameos in ''Justice League Unlimited''. More recently, he He was also a member of the newly established but sadly shortlived Outsiders, getting some long overdue action during their ''Blackest Night'' arc.



* OurDemonsAreDifferent: [[spoiler: His Creeper side has been recently revealed to be demonic in nature.]]

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* OurDemonsAreDifferent: [[spoiler: His Creeper side has been recently revealed to be demonic in nature.]]



* ChuckCunninghamSyndrome: Hasn't been seen since the cancellation of ''Streets of Gotham''. And thanks to the recent DC reboot, it'll be a miracle if he ever shows up again. He has since gotten cameos in Webcomic/LilGotham which is out of the main continuity.

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* ChuckCunninghamSyndrome: Hasn't been seen since the cancellation of ''Streets of Gotham''. And thanks to the recent DC reboot, it'll be a miracle if he ever shows up again. He has since gotten cameos in Webcomic/LilGotham which is out of the main continuity.
26th Apr '16 5:24:29 PM Mullon
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** And he's probably right. In the [[InjusticeGodsAmongUs Injustice]] universe, at least, Gordon reveals to Barbara that he's known the identities of the entire Bat-Family for a ''long'' time. When she asks how...

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** And he's probably right. In the [[InjusticeGodsAmongUs [[ComicBook/InjusticeGodsAmongUs Injustice]] universe, at least, Gordon reveals to Barbara that he's known the identities of the entire Bat-Family for a ''long'' time. When she asks how...
18th Apr '16 6:07:53 AM Nohbody
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* StopHelpingMe: InUniverse, Batman tries to get her to stop. She doesn't.


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* StopHelpingMe: InUniverse, UnwantedAssistance: Batman tries to get her to stop. She doesn't.




* StopHelpingMe: In-Universe, this usually is Batman's reaction to Bat-Mite efforts to help him.

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* StopHelpingMe: In-Universe, this usually is UnwantedAssistance: Batman's reaction to Bat-Mite efforts to help him.
him is usually to tell Mite to stop trying to help.
15th Apr '16 4:09:52 PM Doug86
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For a while, Selina went straight, and even had a baby, but soon enough, the reluctance of the {{DCU}} to let anybody in the Bat-universe have a happy life returned her to her costumed persona after a tragic event involving B-list villains Angle Man and Film Freak. Additionally, it is revealed that her going straight may have had something to do with Zatanna's magic instead of her own will. Either way, she makes a very effective hero when she wants to be. Her experience, skill, and social influence are second only to Bats himself, and she has no qualms using lethal force to get the job done.


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For a while, Selina went straight, and even had a baby, but soon enough, the reluctance of the {{DCU}} Franchise/TheDCU to let anybody in the Bat-universe have a happy life returned her to her costumed persona after a tragic event involving B-list villains Angle Man and Film Freak. Additionally, it is revealed that her going straight may have had something to do with Zatanna's magic instead of her own will. Either way, she makes a very effective hero when she wants to be. Her experience, skill, and social influence are second only to Bats himself, and she has no qualms using lethal force to get the job done.

29th Mar '16 10:00:07 PM Eagal
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Renee Montoya was an officer of the GCPD. She was Harvey Bullock's partner until he was promoted to lieutenant and stayed in Gotham during No Man's Land; it was then that a connection between her and Harvey Dent/Two-Face was first established. After No Man's Land, her new partner is Crispus Allen, a cop from Metropolis. When she is outed due to Two-Face's machinations - Two-Face being in love with her - she is disowned by her family. Renee struggles with anger issues for more than a year until Infinite Crisis breaks and [[spoiler: Cris is murdered by DirtyCop Jim Corrigan]]. She comes close to crossing [[IfYouKillHimYouWillBeJustLikeHim the line]] once more, and leaves the force. However, [[ComicBook/TheQuestion Victor Sage]] took her in during this stressful time and made her his protégé.

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Renee Montoya was an officer of the GCPD. She was Harvey Bullock's partner until he was promoted to lieutenant and stayed in Gotham during No Man's Land; it was then that a connection between her and Harvey Dent/Two-Face was first established. After No Man's Land, her new partner is Crispus Allen, a cop from Metropolis. When she is outed due to Two-Face's machinations - Two-Face being in love with her - she is disowned by her family. Renee struggles with anger issues for more than a year until Infinite Crisis breaks and [[spoiler: Cris is murdered by DirtyCop Jim Corrigan]].Corrigan. She comes close to crossing [[IfYouKillHimYouWillBeJustLikeHim the line]] once more, and leaves the force. However, [[ComicBook/TheQuestion Victor Sage]] took her in during this stressful time and made her his protégé.



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